Probate Minutes - 1871-1879 - Volume B-1


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Written in margin: Oath

 

I, JOHN S. RIKE do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the person and Estate of ROBT. S.  RIKE a minor.

                                                                                                JOHN S. RIKE

 

Sworn to before me this 21st day of Febry. 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

State of Texas                      County Court

County of Collin                   May term 1878

The undersigned guardian of the Estate of ROBT. S. and ADA A. RIKE minors begs leave to file the following list of claims belonging to said Estate there being no other personal property and no real Estate Except an interest in the homestead now occupied by them and their mother to wit:

One note on A. S. GRAVES, M. M. BOYD & J. A. ASTON for                                                     $145.00

One note on R. E. WILLCOXERE for                                                                                                   25.00

One acct. on M. M. BOYD & A. S. GRAVES for                                                                                 50.00

One acct. on JOSHUA GOTCHER                                                                                                       30.00

One acct. on R. A. RIKE                                                                                                                         13.00

One acct. on J. W. HOWARD                                                                                                                 2.00

                                                                                                JNO. S. RIKE

 

Sworn to before me May 7th 1878.

                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Estate of P. R. WALLIS Deceased

 

State of Texas

County of Collin                   Know all men by these present that we Wm. N. WALLIS as principal and THOS. B. WILSON, H. O. WILLIS as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of the Count of Collin or his successors in office in the sum of four thousand dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the County Judge we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators…

 

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…Jointly and severally firmly by these present, signed with our hands this (blank) A. D. 187_. The condition of the obligation is such that whereas the above bounden WM. N. WALLIS has been appointed executor of the last will and testament of PETER R. WILLIS deceased. Now if the said Wm. N. WILLIS shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

                                                                                Wm. N. WALLIS

                                                                                THOS. B. WILSON

                                                                                H. O. WALLIS

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, Wm. N. WALLIS solemnly swear that the writing which has been offered for probate is the last will of PETER R. WALLIS so far as I know or believe and that I will perform all the duties of Executor of said will of the Estate of PETER R. WALLIS decd.

 

                                                                                Wm. N. WALLIS

 

Sworn to before me this April 12th.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

 

The following is a correct inventory of the community property of the Estate of PETER R. WALLIS dec’d. taken this the 8th April 1878.

                                                                Real Estate

 

32 acres of land in the JAMES FISHER survey situated 12 miles NE from McKinney this survey

is in litigation valued at $2.50 per acre                                                                                                           $80.00

 

½ interest of 2000 acres of tax land situated in Hill Co. Texas                                                                    50.00

 

                                                                Notes

 

One third interest in promissory notes by J. V. DOSS. One note due on 25th Decr. 1877 for

$250.00 without interest until after April ’78                                                                                                     83.33 1/3

 

Note due on the 1st day of 1878, bearing 8% int. from 1st day of January 1878.                                     83.33 1/3

 

 

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One note due 25th Decr. 1878 bearing interest @ 8% from 1st Jan 1878                                                                $83.33 1/3

 

One note due on the 1st day Oct. 1879 bearing int. from 2nd April 1877                                                     83.33 1/3

 

One note due on 25th Decr. 1879 bearing int. from 2nd April 1877                                                              83.33 1/3                                                                                                                              

The above notes secured by lien on machinery mentioned in t_est (?) d_ed (?)

made to WILL N. WALLIS on 2nd day of April 1877.

                                                                                                Total amount                                                        $546.69

 

1/3 interest on toll (?) cotton rec’d. on notes                                                                                                      $17.33

 

                                                Accounts due the Estate

 

March 26th sold 16 bu. Oats @ 30 pr. bu.                                                                                                                4.80

 

                                                Grain

 

50 bu. White corn at 50 cts. pr. bu.                                                                                                                         25.00

 

                                                Stock Cattle

 

1 (Dora) cow and young calf                                                                                                                               $16.00

1 (Black) cow & yearling                                                                                                                                          15.00

1 (Black) heifer 2 years old                                                                                                                                                     10.00

1 (Scott) cow & calf                                                                                                                                                   15.00

1 (Bliny) (?) cow & yearling                                                                                                                                                     15.00

1 (Honey) cow & yearling                                                                                                                                        16.00

1 (Speckled) 4 yrs. Beef steer                                                                                                                                 18.00

1 yellow 3 yrs. Beef steer                                                                                                                                         12.00

1 (Pided) 3 yrs. Beef steer                                                                                                                                       12.50

1 (Med.)  cow & yearling                                                                                                                                          15.00

4 yearling 2 steers 2 Heifers                                                                                                                                   20.00

being 23 head average value

$8.17 1/3

 

                                                Sheep

 

3 ewes—2 lambs—1 Buck & 2 weathers                                                                                                           18.00

 

                                                Horses

 

1 Bay mare 10 or 12 years old                                                                                                                               5.00

 

                                                Hogs

 

1 spotted sow & 9 pigs                                                                                                                                             7.00

6 young pigs  Polaned (?) China                                                                                                                           3.00

28 shoats weight 40 gross                                                                                                                                      28.00

 

                                                Miscellaneous Articles

 

3 Old Plows                                                                                                                                                                1.50

1 Pile of old Irons                shop                                                                                                                                              1.50

1 Pile of old Irons  Barn                                                                                                                                             2.00

1 Old Engine & shafting at mule                                                                                                                          10.00

 

 

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                                                                Total appraisement                                                                               $858.32 1/3

 

                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

                                                                                I.T. LARGERT (?)

 

Sworn to before me April 11th 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                Co. Court Collin Co., Texas

 

Written in margin: Annual Account

 

Est[ate of] W. J. M. BARKER a minor

 

Est. of W. J. M. BARKER a minor

                Wm. BARKER Guardian

The undersigned guardian reports that he has received from the Estate of the grand father of his ward JOHN W. WALKER in the state of North Carolina the sum of twenty one dollars belonging to his said ward the same being all the money or property that has come to his hands since the filing of his original inventory.

               

                                                                                                Wm. BARKER

                                                                                Guardian [of] W. J. M. BARKER

                                                                                                                a minor

 

Sworn to before [me] February 23rd 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                Co. County Collin Co. Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Final Report

 

Est[ate of] STEPHEN DUPEY a minor

 

Est. of STEPHEN DUPEY a minor. Now comes GEORGE W. COFFMAN guardian of said minor and makes this his final Report of said Estate and asks that he be discharged as such guardian.

Cash as per inventory filed June 15th 1877.                                                                                  $567.00

Cash received as community property of said minors & STEPHEN DUPEY deceased        221.50

                                                                                                Total                                                       $788.50

Paid W. L. BOYD mdse v[oucher] 1                                                                                                 $   17.60

Paid G. R. YANTS tax v. 2                                                                                                                         6.05

 

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Paid J. M. BENGE cash as per voucher                                                                                               8.75

Paid J. M. BENGE cash as per voucher                                                                                           100.00

Paid J. M. BENGE cash as per voucher                                                                                           100.00

Paid J. M. BENGE cash as per voucher                                                                                           100.00

Paid J. M. BENGE cash as per voucher                                                                                           171.00

Paid J. M. BENGE cash as per voucher                                                                                           100.00

Paid J. M. BENGE cash as per voucher                                                                                             80.00

Paid J. M. BENGE cash as per voucher                                                                                             40.00

Paid J. M. BENGE cash as per voucher                                                                                             20.00

Paid J. M. BENGE cash as per voucher                                                                                             15.00

Paid J. M. BENGE cash as per voucher                                                                                             10.00

                                                                                                Amt.                                                        $768.40

 

Leaving a balance in my hands for advertising and final discharging $20.10.

                Said guardian would represent that said ward died around the 1st of Decr. 1876, leaving his mother MARTHA E. DUPEY his sole heir at law. Said guardian would ask to be discharged as such.

 

                                                                                                GEO. W. COFFMAN

 

Sworn to before me this April 15th 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] Wm. REECER Dec’d.

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin                   Know all men by these present that we JOSEPH W. BARNES as principal and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of said Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of five thousand Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said County Judge we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present signed with our hands this 21st day of May A. D. 1878. The Condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound JOSEPH W. BARNES has been appointed…

 

 

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…administrator by said County Judge of the Estate of Wm. RECER (sic) deceased. Now if the said BARNES shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

                                                                                JAS. W. BARNES                                Principal

                                                                                R. C. WHITE                                         surety

                                                                                E. F. BROWN                                       surety

                                                                                P. B. MUSE                                           surety

                                                                                RICHARD MALTBIE                           surety

 

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I JOSEPH W. BARNES do solemnly swear that Wm. RECER died without leaving any lawful will so far as I Know or believe and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of administrator of the Estate of said RECER.

 

                                                                                JOS. W. BARNES

 

Sworn and subscribed before me May 1st 1878.

                                                                T. C. Goodner

                                                                                Co. Judge Collin Co.

Approved

                T. C. Goodner Co. Judge

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] of CHARLOTTE FINLEY Decd.

 

State of Texas                      Know all men by these present that we H. H. FINLEY as principal and (blank) and

Collin County                       (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner the County Judge of Collin County or his successors in office in the sum of six thousand dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said County Judge we bind ourselves our heirs Executors & administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present singed with our hands this 20th day of May A. D. 1878. The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound H. H. FINLEY has been appointed administrator of the…

 

 

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…Estate of CHARLOTTE FINLEY deceased by the County Judge of Collin County on the 20th day of May A. D. 1878. Now if the said H. H. FINLEY shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him as administrator aforesaid under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

                                                                                H. H. FINLEY

                                                                                J. O. STRAUGHAN                                            

                                                                                W. P. MARSHALL

 

Approved

                T. C. Goodner Co. Judge

 

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, H. H. FINLEY do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon me as administrator of the Estate of CHARLOTTE FINLEY deceased to the best of my skill and ability so help me God.

 

                                                                                                H. H. FINLEY

Sworn to before me This May 21st 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Inventory of the property belonging to the Estate of CHARLOTTE FINLEY deceased.

To the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County.

H. H. FINLEY administrator of the Estate of CHARLOTTE FINLEY deceased together with the undersigned appraisers appointed by the Court beg leave to report that the property belonging to the Estate of CHARLOTTE FINLEY deceased consists of the following real and personal Estate to wit:

1. Tract of land of 160 acres Known as the NW quarter of section no. 21 in township no. 4 north of the 1st Base line in Range no. 2, East of the 1st mendeau (?) which is valued at $10.00 per acres making total                    $1600.00

 

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2nd Also a tract of land of 23 acres out of T. C. (?) KENNEDY survey timber land which is valued at $5.00 per acre making in all the sum of                                                                                                                                                 $115.00

The above two tracts of lands we state to the court is community property of the said CHARLOTTE FINLEY deceased and her deceased husband THOS. FINLEY and they would further state to the court that they herewith return to the court a list of claims due the Estate of CHARLOTTE FINLEY deceased marked Exhibit “A” and prayed to be taken as a part of this inventory and they further show to the Court that H. H. FINLEY with the consent of all parties in interest sold 16 head of cattle belonging to said Estate which brought the sum of $186.75 & also 3 head of horses of the sum of $38.50 and also some Household property which brought the sum of $37.70 making in all the sum of $265.95. Witness our hands this 21st day of May A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                                                H. H. FINLEY        Admr.

                                                                                                of CHARLOTTE FINLEY dec’d

                                                                                                                                J. W. FRANKLIN

                                                                                                                                J. O. HEDGCOXE

                                                                                                                                W. P. MARSHALL

 

State of Texas

Collin County       Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority H. H. FINLEY administrator of the Estate of CHARLOTTE FINLEY dec’d. who being sworn say on oath that the above inventory and lists of claims is a full and complete inventory and list of the property and claims of his intestate that has come to his Knowledge and the above appraisers J. W. FRANKLIN, JOHN HEDGECOXE and W. P. MARSHALL appraisers appointed by the Court being sworn on oath say that the amount placed opposite each item of this inventory is its fair and appraised value. Witness my hand and seal of office…

 

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…This May 21st 1878.

                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

                                                                                List of Claims

 

And your petitioner further shows that CHARLOTTE FINLEY died leaving the following claims due to her Estate

1st 1 note dated Jany. the 22nd 1876 and due 12 months after date payable to CHARLOTTE FINLEY on order for the sum of $170.50 with (?) 10 per cent interest per annum from date signed by T. J. BACCUS.

2nd. 1 note dated Oct. the 3rd 1876 payable one day after date to CHARLOTTE FINLEY for the sum of $40.00 with 10 per cent per annum from date signed by JAMES FINLEY.

3rd. One note dated November tenth (?) A. D. 1877 payable one day after date to CHARLOTTE FINLEY for the sum of $25.00 signed by JAMES FINLEY.

4th 1 note payable one day after date to CHARLOTTE FINLEY for the sum of $92.80 with 10 per cent per annum from date January 31st 1876 signed by H. H. FINLEY.

5th 1 note date Janry. The 2nd 1877 payable one day after date to CHARLOTTE FINLEY for the sum of $40.00 bearing 10 per cent interest per annum from date and signed by JAMES FINLEY.

6th 1 note dated 3rd day of Oct. 1876 payable on demand to CHARLOTTE FINLEY on order for the sum of $40.00 with 10 per cent interest until paid signed by L. L. FINLEY.

7th a note date Janry the 31st 1876 and payable one day after date to CHARLOTTE FINLEY for the sum of $100.00 with 10 per cent interest per annum from date signed by H. H. FINLEY.

8th 1 note dated the 9th day of Janry. A. D. 1878 payable on the 1st

 

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…day of January 1879 to CHARLOTTE FINLEY for the sum of $60.00 drawing 10 per cent interest per annum from maturity until paid and signed H. H. FINLEY.

9th 1 note dated Janry. 22nd 1876 and payable 12 months after date for the sum of $332.50 to CHARLOTTE FINLEY drawing 10 per cent interest per annum from date until paid & singed Wm. & H. HALLIDAY.

 

 

Written in margin: Report of Commissioners

 

Est[ate] of MARY S. SIMPSON Dec.

 

The State of Texas              County Court

County of Collin                   May term 1878

                To the Hon. County Court of Collin County. The undersigned Commissioners appointed at the present term of the County Court of said Collin County to partition the Real Estate belonging to the Estate of MARY S. SIMPSON dec. among the heirs of said Estate respectfully represent that it is our opinion that said Estate is not capable of a fair and equal division among the distributees and herewith (?) present our appraisement of the same as follows to wit:

 

160 acres of land in LEWIS WETSEL sur. valued at    (blank)

25 acres of land in PETER WETSEL sur. valued at     3000.00

96 acres of land in C. BOALES sur. valued at                  385.00

9 acres of land in A. PIARA (?) sur. valued at                   90

  wherefore they pray that they be discharged from further action in the premises.

 

                                                                R. H. PARKER

                                                                J. W. FRANKLIN                                  Commissioners                  

                                                                JAMES WETSEL

                                                                W. P. MARSHALL

 

Sworn to before me May 21st 1878

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

 

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Written in margin: Restated Final account

 

Est[ate] of JAMES MODE, Deceased

 

Estate of JAMES MODE dec.                            County Court

     BUFORD HENRY Admr.                              Janry term

Final account of said administrator audited and restated by the Court.

 

                                                                                Dr.

To cash Recd. [received] from WILLIAMSON & CO. on

settlement             Gold                                                                                                       $420.95

 

                                                                                Cr.

By cash paid ISAAC MODE on note Gold                                                                      $156.25

By cash retained 5% com[mission] on $420.95 rec’d                                                      21.05

By cash retained 5% commission on 156.25 pd. out                                                         7.81

By cash due Estate to balance                                                                                           235.84

                                                                                                                                                $420.95

 

                                                                                Dr.

To Cash rec’d. from WILLIAMSON & CO. on

settlement             currency                                cy (currency?)                                                      $140.00

To Cash rec’d. from L. WETSEL on acct. cy. (currency?)                                                15.00

To Cash rec’d. from MRS. A. PERKINS on acct. cy. (?)                                                  11.90

To Cash rec’d. from Collin Co. on scup (?) cy. (?)                                                            27.00

To Cash rec’d. from DR. A. GULEETT on note cy. (?)                                                     15.10

To Cash rec’d. from G. W. CAMERON a/c cy. (?)                                                                 .50

To appraised value on blankets & bedding on inventory                                                13.50

                                                                                                                                                $223.00

 

                                                                                Cr.

By cash paid S. BOWLBY Court fees             currency                                                                $     7.85

By cash paid J. W. THOMAS voucher             currency                                                                       5.25

By cash paid J. W. WILMETH on note             currency                                                                     20.00

By cash paid  Taxes pr. vouchers                    currency                                                                     10.99

By cash paid JAS. FARIS bal. on acct.            currency                                                                       9.15

By cash paid R. MATTBIE fee                          currency                                                                     50.00

By cash paid retained com[mission] 223.00 Rec. currency                                             11.15

By cash paid retained com[mission] 103.45 paid out  currency                                                       5.16

                Bal. due Estate currency                                                                                      103.45

                                                                                                                                                $223.00

 

The Court is of the opinion that the remaining articles and claims in the inventory have been sufficiently accounted for by testimony to relieve the admr. from liability therefor it is ordered that said admr. pay the costs of this proceedings.

                                               

                                                                                                T. C. Goodner

                                                                                         Co. Judge

 

 

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Written in margin: Annual Rpt. [Report] amended

 

Est[ate] of GEO. WATTS Dec.

 

Est. of                                                     Collin County Court

GEO. WATTS decd.                             May term 1878

Now at this term of the Court comes GEO. A. WILSON administrator of the Estate of GEO. WATTS dec’d. and [begs] leave of the court being first obtained amends the annual report filed by him on the 24th day of April 1878 and for amendment says that though an oversight he neglected to make a list of the claims that had been presented to him within twelve months from the time when letters of administration were granted to him and he herewith presents the following the following as a list of such claims to wit:

One claim in favor of JAMES BRADSHAW for $252.00 allowed on the 19th day of April 1877 and claim in favor of T. T. BRADLEY for $20.67 allowed on the 11th day of June 1877. One claim in favor of T. B. WILSON for $15.00 allowed on the 8th day of June 1877 a claim in favor of G. M. WADDELL for $14.00 allowed 12th July 1877 a claim in favor of CHAS. KNOTT for 22.00 allowed in Sept. 14th 1877 a claim in favor of JOHN ASHBY for $24.10 allowed on the 29th day of December 1877 a claim in favor of Wm. RAGLAND for 18.00 allowed 24th Jan. 1878 a claim in favor of A. J. TAYLOR allowed Mch. 19th 1878 a claim in favor of J. R. CUMMINGS allowed Mch. 19th 1878 a claim in favor of W. R. DONELL for $15.00 allowed April 3rd (?) 1877 a claim in favor of JENKINS & MUSE for $30.00 allowed 2nd day of May 1877 a claim in favor of J. C. PAYNE for 14.00 April 19th 1878 this one allowed after Expiration of 12 months a claim in favor of J. J. FARRIS for $34.60 allowed April 16th 1878 Also after the Expiration of 12 months from grant of letters of administration and a clause in favor of W. R. SHORT for $64.00 allowed on the 28th Febry. 1878 your Reporter would further show that…

 

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…no claim has been rejected by him as he believed all that were presented were just and correct and that he has not been sued upon any claims at all. Premises considered he prays as in his original report.

 

                                                                                Jenkins & Muse

                                                                                   Attys. for applicant

 

Personally appeared before the undersigned authority GEO. A. WILSON Administrator of the Estate of GEO. WATTS dec’d. who on oath says the above and foregoing report contains a true and correct statement of the matters and things to which it relates.

                                                                                GEO. A WILSON admr.

 

Sworn to & subscribed to before me this the 21st May 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Annual Rept.

 

State of Texas                      Collin County Court

Collin County                       May term 1878

To the Hon. County Court of Collin county Texas

GEO. A. WILSON administrator of the Estate of GEO. WATTS deceased begs leave to file the following report as an annual Exhibit of the condition of said Estate

 

1877                                                                       Dr.

April        To cash from EMERSON & BRO.                                                    $4395.00

April 16  To cash from I. CROUCH                                                                          2.10

April 16  To cash from W. M. BAGLEY not in Orig. inventory                               .30

April 16  To cash from H. A. McDONALD                                                                 .45

April 16  To cash from FRANK WELCH                                                               36.00

April 19  To cash from THOS. J. CLOYD                                                              15.00

April 20  To cash from W. R. H. MACK                                                                   2.6_

April 20  To cash from T. C. GOODNER                                                                 7.4_

April 20  To cash from ROBT. DONELL                                                                 1.4_

May 2 To cash from R. M. BOARD                                                                        18.7_

May 3 To cash from THOS. H. EMERSON                                                             2.6_

May 3 To cash from FRANCIS EMERSON                                                             .6_

May 3 To cash from T. T. EMERSON                                                                    22.97

May 3 To cash from GEO. W. CAMERON                                                            20.76

May 8 To cash from J. M. BENGE                                                                           3.85

May 9 To cash from GEO. ROLBE                                                                        17.5_

 

 

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May 9 To cash from (blank) BERGER                                                            $      3.22

May 15 To cash from J. K. JENKINS & T. H. MURRAY                                  231.39

May 16 To cash from W. R. POWELL                                                                 101.60

May 20 To cash from O. C. McWHORTER                                                          27.30

May 20 To cash from G. M. WATTS                                                                         5.08

June 11 To cash from J. W. THORKMORTON                                                     4.71

June 11 To cash from J. W. THOMAS                                                                  15.00

June 11 To cash from B. M. E. SMITH                                                                   16.71

June 22 To cash from W. P. CLOYD                                                                      18.40

June 22 To cash from BEN ESTES                                                                          4.54

June 22 To cash from D. HOWELL                                                                        35.38

June 22 To cash from J. B. HOWELL                                                                    11.65

July 2 To cash from W. T. MOORE                                                                           4.18

July 2 To cash from J. W. THOMAS (silver)                                                        101.66

July 2 To cash from MRS. E. WADDILL                                                                 21.73

July 28 To cash from W. W. MERRITT                                                                   18.16

Aug 17 To cash from A. H. SHIRLEY                                                                     36.66

Sept. 8 To cash from J. B. STIFF not in inventory                                                  5.67

Sept. 21 To cash from R. C. WHITE et al not & Int.                                            507.00

May 1 To cash from MRS. F. E. McKINNEY                                                         32.00

Nov. 24 To cash from R. B. CARR                                                                           9.70

Nov. 24 To cash from S. BOWLBY                                                                         10.25

Nov. 26 To cash from J. P. (?) BURTON                                                                 1.50

Jan. 15/78 To cash from W. M. WALKER                                                                5.94

Jan. 24 To cash from W. M. RAGLAND                                                                 21.60

Feby. 14 To cash from J. P. DOWELL                                                                   10.00

Feby. 12 To cash from JOE CLINE                                                                        13.30

Feby. 28 To cash from MRS. A. J. TUCKER                                                          3.66

Mch. 19 To cash from A. J. TAYLOR                                                                      35.35

Mch. 19 To cash from J. R. CUMMINGS                                                               15.00

Mch. 29 To cash from S. QUISENBERRY                                                            15.25

April 8 To cash from SUSAN DILLARD Rent of house                                                         2.00

April 6 To cash from J. H. PETERS                                                                        10.00

Feby. 28 To cash from W. R. SHORT                                                                     64.00

April 3rd To cash from W. R. DOWELL                                                                   15.00

April 19 To cash from J. C. PAYNE part of note                                                  34.00

April 19 To cash from J. J. FAIRES                                                                        34.60

                                Total amt. of money Recd.                                                                $5935.16

 

                                                                Cr.

1877

April        By amt. pd. BRADSHAW & wife voucher no. 1             $40.00

April        By amt. pd. T. E. BOMAR voucher no. 2                              4.00

April 3    By amt. pd. JENKINS & MUSE voucher no. 3                  30.00

April 3    By amt. pd. JAMES BRADSHAW voucher no. 4              50.00

April 9    By amt. pd. JAMES BRADSHAW voucher no. 5             39.45

April 15  By amt. pd. JAMES BRADSHAW voucher no. 6           120.00

June 4    By amt. pd. RACHEL WHITE voucher no. 7                     362.30

June 11 By amt. pd. T. T. BRADLY voucher no. 8                            20.67

 

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1877

June 4 By amt. pd. T. B. WILSON v. 9                                                15.00

June 4 By amt. pd. JAMES BRADSHAW 10                                      2.55

June 30 By amt. pd. D. HOWELL  11                                                  15.05

July 11 By amt. pd. G. M. WADDILL  12                                              14.00

Aug. 3 By amt. pd.  C. H. LAKE  taxes  13                                          10.00

Oct. 23 By amt. pd. C. H. LAKE  taxes  14                                          29.12

Oct. 23 By amt. pd. C. H. LAKE  taxes  15                                          23.30

Oct. 23 By amt. pd.  CHAS. KNOTT  16                                              22.00

1878

Jan. 8 By amt. pd.  JNO. ASHBY  17                                                   24.10

Jan. 15 By amt. pd.  W. M. WALKER  18                                            11.00

Jan. 22 By amt. pd.  JAMES BRADSHAW  19                                200.00

Jan. 24 By amt. pd.  W. M. RAGLAND  20                                          18.00

Feb. 26 By amt. pd.  G. R. YANTIS taxes 21                                    141.65

Mch. 15 By amt. pd.  C. H. LAKE  22                                                   23.36

Mch. 24 By amt. pd.  A. J. TAYLOR  23                                               35.35

Mch. 15 By amt. pd.  J. R. CUMIUS  24                                              15.00

April 16 By amt. pd.  J. C. PAYNE  25                                                 14.00

April 16 By amt. pd.  J. J. FAIRES  26                                                 34.60

April 21 By amt. pd.  W. R. SHORT  27                                               64.00

1877

Aug 3 By amt. pd.  W. R. DOWELL  28                                                15.00

1878

April 23 By amt. pd.  JENKINS & MUSE  29                                        3.18

1877

Sept. By amt. pd.  THROCKMORTON BROWN & BRO. 30             3.66

1878

April 23 By amt. pd. RACHEL WATTS  31                                        389.99

                                                Total amt. Pd. out                                             $1806.27

 

Your report would state that he sold to MRS. WATTS all the personal property on the inventory that was not set apart to her by the order of the court as exempt property embracing the 5 head of beef cattle 48 head of hogs 15 beff [beef?] hides and 3 tons of hay at private sale for the sum of three hundred and sixty seven & 50/100 dollars that the sale was fairly made and that the articles brought their full value. He would also show that he received in payment of A. BERRY’S acct. with the Estate a coat [colt?] (unreadable) the colt to MRS. WATTS for this amt. that the amt. of money reported as above received from A. H. SHERLEY would (?) rec’d. (?) $36.66 instead $33.00. He would show that these amounts added to the total amt. reported above as rec’d. by your reporter would make $6328.81 and not 4935__ as above stated.

 

                                                                                Recapitulation

 

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To Total amount rec’d.                                                                                       $6328.00

By amt. paid out                                                                   $1809.27

By com[mission] 5% on 1933.31 ct. recd.                            96.69

By Com[mission] 5% on money Paid out                             57.70                $1960.00

 

Amt. now in admrs. hands                                                                                 $4368.15

 

Your reporter would show that at the time he was appointed administrator there was $4395.00 on deposit in THOS. H. EMERSON’S & BROS. BANK in McKinney Texas and that he has charged no commission on this amount he would also state that he has advanced to MRS. RACHEL WATTS as an heir of his intestate $452.29 and to ELLEN BRADSHAW the sum of two hundred dollars and that he has not charged any commissions on either of these last named sums he will state that he will have sufficient funds in his hands to meet all demands that may come against said Estate and he desires that a distribution be made among the heirs of his intestate of the money now in hand and that he be allowed to offset the amt. that would be due MRS. RACHEL WATTS & MRS. ELLEN BRADSHAW as heirs at law of his intestate with the amts. already reported above as advanced to them. He would also state that he has loaned out in good security a portion of the money reported above as now on hand at profitable rates of interest and there may be more than is reported above to distribute. He would also show that there still remains uncollected a good many of the accurity (?) reported in inventory that a portion of them can be collected but that a great many of them are on worthless parties and are utterly worthless. He shows that the notes reported on the inventory and not yet collected with a few exceptions are secured by vender’s lien on real Estate and drawing a profitable rate of interest and your reporter has thought it advantage of the Estate not to press the makers of the notes. The premises considered your reporter asks that the…

 

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…notice required by law be given of the filing of this Exhibit and that the same be confirmed and for such other relief as to the court may seem proper.

                                                                                Jenkins & Muse

                                                                                   Atty’s for WILSON

 

Personally appeared before the undersigned authority GEO. A. WILSON who under oath says that the above & foregoing report contain a true & correct statement of the matters and things to which relates.

 

                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON Admr.

                                                                of the Estate of GEO. WATTS decd.

 

Sworn to before me April 24th 1878

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                               

 

Written in margin: Additional inventory

 

Est[ate] of                              Collin County Court

GEO. WATTS                                        May Term 1878

     dec’d.                                To the Hon. County Court

of Collin County Texas.

GEO. A. WILSON Administrator of the Estate of GEO. WATTS dec’d represents and shows to the court that certain claims belonging to the Estate of his intestate have come to his Knowledge since the filing of the original inventory in said Estate and ort reported on said original inventory to wit.

An acct. on W. M. BAGLEY for                                                               .30

An acct. on H. A. McDONALD for                                                          .45

Bal. on note on SMITH & McCARTY                                               16.71

An acct. on J. B. STIFF                                                                          5.67

An acct. on J. W. PATTERSON                                                              .50

An acct. on J. M. BENGE                                                                      1.13

An acct. on J. R. CUMMINS date Nov. 9 on (?)1874                    26.54 ½

 

He asks that the above be received as an additional inventory in said Estate he would further show to the Court that the item on the original inventory which specifies 5 acres of land in the Wm. DAVIS survey is appraised at $350.00 is incorrect in this that there is not over three acres of land in said tract and that it is not worth over $200 wherefore he asks that this be received as an additional and corrected inventory of the one heretofore filed.

 

 

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                                                                                                Jenkins & Muse

                                                                                                    Attys. for applicant

 

Personally appeared before the undersigned authority GEO. A. WILSON administrator of the Estate of GEO. WATTS dec’d who on oath says that the above is a true and correct list of claims that has come to his Knowledge since the filing of the original inventory and that it contains a true and correct stamen of the matters and thins which it relates.

 

                                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON admr.

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this 21st May 1878.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Report of sale

 

Est[ate] of J. C. McDONALD Dec.

 

State of Texas                      In Collin County

Collin County                       Court March term

                                                1878

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County Texas. Now at this term of the Court comes J. C. SNIDER administrator of the Estate of J. C. McDONALD deceased and begs leave to submit this report of his action in the sale of a certain tract of land hereinafter described and which he was ordered to sell at private sale for cash in hand at the November term of this Court. He would state that he has only recently & since the adjournment of the last term of your court become able to sell said land and he gives this as his reason for not sooner making a report of his action in said matters. He would state that THOMAS B. WILSON offered him the sum of ninety Dollars for the following tract of land to wit situated in Collin County Texas on the waters of the East Fork of the Trinity River about 4 miles north East of the town of McKinney being apart of a survey made in the name of H. T. CHENOWETH

 

 

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…and beginning at the NE corner of a 15 ½ acre tract sold by K. R. CRAIG to J. C. SNIDER a stake from which a Spanish oak 8 inches in diameter mkd.[marked] X bears South 10° E 73 links Thence East 6 30/100 chains a stake from which a Spanish oak 8 inches in diameter mkd. X brs. [bears] South 73° West 17 links Thence South 30 27/100 chains a stake in the E line of a 26 acre tract amed (?) by J. C. SNIDER from which a forked bois d’arc 10 inches in diameter mrkd. X brs. North 63° E 47 links Thence North 26° West 14 46/100 chains to the NE cor. of said 26 acre tract a corner on an ash 10 inches in diameter mkd. X Thence north 17 27/ chains to the beginning containing fifteen acres of land he would show that the above described tract of land is the same as the described in the order of this court authorizing him to sell the same that he has agreed with the said WILSON to take the said sum of ninety Dollars for said land in case of the court should approve the same that said sale has been fairly made that the said WILSON agreed to pay cash for said land. Wherefore your reporter asks that said sale be confirmed, that he be authorized to make a deed to said WILSON for said land and for such other relief as the court may seem fit and appropriate.

 

                                                                                                                J. C. SNIDER

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this the 29th day of March 1878.

                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                By P. Walton, Dpy.

 

 

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Written in margin: Report of sale

 

 

Est[ate of] L. T. and E. B. MORRIS Dec.

 

The State of Texas                              County Court of

Collin County                                       said County sitting

For probate and other like purposes May term A. D. 1878.

To the Honorabe T. C. Goodner Judge of the County Court of Collin County.

                                                And now comes G. A. WILSON admr. of the Estate of L. T. and E. B. MORRIS late of said County deceased leave of the court first being obtained and amends his original report of the sale of personal property filed in the cause and would report fully show that at the late  residues [residence?] of said decedents in said county on the 12th day of October A. D. 1877 by virtue of an order of said court passed at the term thereof held in September 1877 he the said admr. after due and legal notice given sold upon a credit of six months all articles which brought more than twenty Dollars sold for cash all articles which brought less than twenty dollars to the highest bidder at public’s auction certain property belonging to the Estate of said decedents a full and correct account where of is respectfully submitted to the consideration of the court as follows to wit.

 

                                                                                For Cash

 

1 Pump (?) to C. B. MOORE                                                             $  2.50

2 Books to A. J. CULWELL                                                                      .40

1 Feather bed & Pillow to R. C. HORN                                                7.60

1 Bed stead to E. S. MOSELY                                                               1.30

1 Lard stand et cetra to ELISHA BUCK                                              2.65

1 Bucket & Dipper to J. S. HELMS                                                         .70

2 Crocks to S. F. BRUCE                                                                         .60

1 Cooking stove & fixtures to LUCAS                                               13.25

1 Plow, pitch fork, one pair trace chains,       

1 square to Wm. NEAL                                                                          2.45

1 wagon to A. J. THOMAS                                                                 20.50

1 plow & five spoons to ANN WILSON                                               5.55

1 Lay chain to SAMUEL LITTERAL                                                      .85

 

Dec. 25, 1877 at Private sale

10 bush. Of corn at 35 cts. pr. Bush. Wm. HUBBARD                     3.50

 

 

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68 bush. Corn at 28 pr. bush. at Public outcry

  to ELISHA CHAMBERS                                                                   $18.44

                                Total                                                                       $85.30

Notes taken and secured according to law on six months time without interest until maturity for personal property sold belonging to said Estate on the day above mentioned to wit.

Oct. 12th 1878. One note on W. P. BAXTER given for the following articles to wit:

1 Hog 10.00          1 gelt sow 8.00     1 gelt sow 6.00                                                                                     $24.00

1 Lounge 2.50      2 quilts 3.50          1 goblet  .10                                                                                              6.10

1 Hoe et cetera                                                                                                                                                        2.05

                                                                                                                Total                                                       $32.15  

Note on A. CHANDLER for 1 gilding                                                                                                               $60.00

Note on A. CHANDLER for blanks (?) quilts bedticks &c.                                                                                8.00

                                                                                                                Total                                                       $68.80 

 

Note on P. L. WEBB 1 stand 3.00 two quilts 2.00                                                                                              5.00                  

1 half bushel et cetra                                                                                                                                                 .70

                                                                                                                Total                                                          $5.70

 

Note on A. L. BUCKLEY for seven Pillows                                                                                                         6.00

1 Feather bed 7 tick 13.00 1 Goblet 15 cents 2 cruter (? Pans 2.25                                                             15.40

2 coverlids $5.05 1 comfort 2.00 1 quilt 3.05                                                                                                      9.10

2 blankets & sham tick 3.00 one acct on MARTIN HUBBETT assumed for 15.00                                   18.00

                                                                                                                Total                                                       $48.50

 

Note on F. M. BONDS for 1 Dining table                                                                                                              5.25

2 blankets 1.50 1 oil cloth .35                                                                                                                                 1.85

                                                                                                                Total                                                           $7.10

 

Two notes on E. R. BYLES 40 bush. of corn at 30 cts. per bush                                                                 $12.00

21 ½ bush corn at 29 cts. pr. bush                                                                                                                         6.70

4.60 table 10—

1 Lard stand 50 cts. 12 Bushels & 40 lbs of corn at 30 cts. per Bush.                                                            4.37

                                                                                                                Total                                                       $23.07

 

Note on V. L. MORRIS        5 Hogs                                                                                                                   $26.30

5 . in another lot 15.00 1 safe 4.50                                                                                                    19.50

1 clock 7 looking glass 3.50 1 Jar 90 cts.                                                      

Pump chain 85 cts.                                                                                                                                                 5.25

2 Kettles 3.00 two Blankets 2.00 two quilts 3.00                                                                                               8.00   

1 dining table & uey (?) 6.00 1 lard stand 1.25                                                                                                  7.25

 

 

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1 Quilt                                                                                                                                                                         .50

1 Pr. of Andirons 15, set harness 4.50                                                                                                               5.25

Three plows 50 cts. 2 cows 16.50 2 Heifers 10.00                                                                                       27.00

1 log chain 1.00 1 bolt turning (?) plowing 75 cts.                                                                                            1.75

1 Bucket & cup 50cts three chains 2.00                                         

Twenty chickens 2.50                                                                                                                                             5.00

1 Pitch fork & three singletrees 2.00

Brass Kettle & cooking vessels 5.45                                                                                                                                    7.45

Table furniture et cetra 4.10                                                                                                                                  4.10                                                                                                                                    Total                                                   $117.35

 

Note on S. M. SMITH et al on buggy (?) and harness                                                                                  110.00

2 sows & Pigs 18.00           1 churn 2.55                                                                                                            20.55

21 bush. wheat $20.00       30 bush. of Oats $5.70       1 set of Harness teeth 52                                      26.72  

                                                                                                                Total                                                     $157.27

 

Notes on S, N. & SUSAN WOOD

2 cows & calves                                                                                                                                                      48.50

Three books         Clarks Cunnon (?) 3.00      1 scraper 2.00                                                                     

1 Lard stand 1.50                                                                                                                                                                     6.50

1 goblet 15 cts. three bed quilts 3.00                                                                                                                              

2 blankets 2.50                                                                                                                                                         5.65

1 sheet et cetra                                                                                                                                                         3.75

                                                                                                                Total                                                       $64.40

                                Aggregate                                                                                                                             $524.24

 

                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON admr.

                                                                of the Estate of L. T. & E. B. MORRIS dec.

 

Sworn to before me May 20th 1878

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Nuncupative Will

 

Est[ate of] GEO. E. BOWMAN Dec.

 

Est. of

GEO. E. BOWMAN dec’d                   This day came into open court E. L. WOODALE, J. A. MILLER who duly duly sworn testified as follow, said GEO. E. BOWMAN at the time of his last sickness he died in Collin County Texas at home in said County, in time of his last sickness he called upon M. D. L. BARNETT to take notice that it was his wish that his wife…

 

 

 

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MARY ANN BOWMAN should have everything he had and that when asked by his wife if he wanted her to have the property to support the younger children he said yes the said BOWMAN spoke the above words in the time of his last sickness. He died in a few hours after speaking said words and that he died on or about the 14th day of March 1878 and that he spoke the words mentioned in the presence of E. L. WOODALL, J. A. MILL[ER] and M. D. L. BARNETT.

                                                                                        his

                                                                                E. L. x WOODALL

                                                                                      mark

                                                                                      his

                                                                                J. A. x MILLER

                                                                                     mark

                                                                                M. D. L. BARNETT

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me in open court This May 21st 1878.

                                                                T. C. Goodner

                                                                Co. Judge

                                                                                Collin Co.

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] L. T. and E. B. MORRIS Dec.

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin                   Know all men by these present that we GEO. A. WILSON as principal and [?-blank] as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of the County of Collin or his successors in office in the sum of five thousand dollars of the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said county Judge we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present signed with our hands this the 22nd day of September A. D. 1877. The condition of the obligation is such that whereas the bounden GEO. A. WILSON has been appointed administrator of the Estate of L. T. MORRIS deceased. Now is the said GEO. A. WILSON shall well and truly perform all the duties…

 

 

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…required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

                                                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

                                                                                                                C. B. MOORE

                                                                                                                T. B. WILSON

                                                                                                                GEORGE M. CARRUTH

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, GEORGE A. WILSON do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform and discharge all the duties as administrator of the Estates of L. T. and E. B. MORRIS to the best of my skill and ability.

 

                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

 

Sworn & Subscribed to before me this Sept. 27th 1877.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Inventory and appraisement of the community belonging to the Estate of L. T. and E. B. MORRIS deceased.

 

                                                                                Real Property

 

Acres out of                                                                                                          same appraised at

101 ½ acres out of P. A. RHODES Headright                                                                $800.

One half undivided int. in 17 ¼ acres in JNO. EMBERSON                       $175.

One half undivided int. in 50 acres in W. T. JOHNSON                               500.

44 out of L. B. HAMM head                                                                               308.

17 out of L. B. HAMM head                                                                               234

                                                                                                                             1783.00

 

                                                                                Personal Property               appraised

 

1 Horse                                                                                                                  $35

1 mare                                                                                                                     70

2 Cows & calves                                                                                                    40

1 Cow                                                                                                                      11

4 yearling Calves                                                                                                                  20

                                                                                                                             $176.00

 

                                                                                Accounts

 

1 account of 15.00 against MARTIN HUBBARD                                          $15

1 account of 5.00 against Wm. HUBBARD                                                       5

                                                                                                                                $20.00

 

                                                                                Farming Implements

 

1 Buggy & Harness                                                                                             $125.00

1 Waggon (sic)  & Harness                                                                                                    35.00

 

 

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8 Plows                                                                                                                  $    8.50

1 seat of harrow teeth                                                                                               1.50

2 Hoes                                                                                                                           .50

1 scraper                                                                                                                      1.75

2 axes                                                                                                                           1.00

1 stretcher chain                                                                                                           .80

2 single trees                                                                                                               1.50

2 log chains                                                                                                                 2.00

1 Pitch Fork                                                                                                                    .50

1 spade                                                                                                                          .10

 Scoop                                                                                                                            .20

1 shot gun                                                                                                                    5.00

                                                                                                                                 $178.25

 

                                                                Household & Kitchen furniture

 

1 cook stove & utensils                                                                                       $15.00

1 wash Pot                                                                                                                1.50

1 wash Kettle                                                                                                            1.50

2 wash tub & board                                                                                                 1.00

1 Brass Kettle                                                                                                             .50

1 skillet                                                                                                                        .35

1 Bake oven                                                                                                               .35

2 Smoothing irons                                                                                                   1.00

2 Pot Hooks                                                                                                                .50

1 Pr. Steelyards                                                                                                         .75

2 feather beds & 5 lb. feathers                                                                           25.00

7 feather pillows                                                                                                      6.00

2 bed steads                                                                                                             5.00

1 Lounge                                                                                                                   2.50

1 Dining Table                                                                                                         5.00

3 Dining Tables                                                                                                       1.75

1 safe                                                                                                                         7.00

1 clock                                                                                                                        4.00

6 chairs                                                                                                                       4.00

9 bed quilts                                                                                                                4.00

5 blankets                                                                                                                  4.00

2 coverlids                                                                                                                 4.00

1 counterpane                                                                                                             .30

                                                                                                                                 $96.60

6 sheets                                                                                                                      2.00

2 straw ticks                                                                                                               1.50

1 table cloth                                                                                                                 .75

1 table oil cloth                                                                                                            .50

2 Lard stands                                                                                                            4.25

2 Jugs                                                                                                                           .50

3 crocks                                                                                                                        .40

7 Jars                                                                                                                          2.00

1 churn                                                                                                                         .75

1 tray                                                                                                                             .25

 

 

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1 Bucket & dipper                                                                                                                       .20

3 tin Buckets                                                                                                              1.50

1 cup                                                                                                                             .15

1 trunk                                                                                                                           .75

Table furniture                                                                                                        41.00 

3 Rat traps                                                                                                                    .80

1 Half bushel                                                                                                               .10

1 seine                                                                                                                          .20

3 barrels                                                                                                                                     2.20

14 books                                                                                                                    5.00

1 mare’s saddle                                                                                                        8.00

1 bed chamber                                                                                                           .50

1 Keg                                                                                                                            .50

3 planes                                                                                                                                     1.20

2 prs. Scissors                                                                                                             .75

1 pump                                                                                                                       5.00

1 Well chain                                                                                                               2.00

 

                                                                Farm Produce

 

32 bushs. Wheat                                                                                                  $ 32.00

35 bushs. Oats                                                                                                           6.00

20 chickens                                                                                                                2.00

The rent of 3 acres of corn                                                                                                  123.75

 

                                                                Hog

 

3 brood sows & pigs                                                                                           $ 40.00

2 gelt brood sow                                                                                                      16.00

10 Hogs                                                                                                                     40.00

1 male Hog                                                                                                                 9.00

                                                                                                                                $105.00

 

The aggregate     105.00

                                  66.30

                                  19.50

                                  96.66

                                  10.00

                                  68.25

                                168.25

                                 176.00

                                1783.00

Rent of corn            123.75

   Accounts                20.00

17 acres Have

     Survey              234.00

                             2797.40

 

Signed this 20th Sept. 1877.

                                E. W. CHAMBERS

Appraisers            LARKIN ADAMSON

                                H. S. MOORE

 

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Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority HENRY MOORE, LARKIN ADAMSON and E. W. CHAMBERS whose signature appears to the above and foregoing Inventory and appraisement of the community Estate of L. T. & E. B. MORRIS dec’d who being by me duly sworn says that the amounts set opposite the articles in said inventory is a Just and correct valuation of the same to the best of their Knowledge and belief. Sworn and subscribed to before me this the 27th day of September 1877.

                                                                                                Thos. B. Wilson

                                                                                                                N. P. Collin Co. Texas

 

State of Texas

Collin County       Personally appeared before me J. M. Benge Clerk of the County Court G. A. WILSON administrator of the Estate of L. T. & E. B. MORRIS deceased who being duly sworn says that the foregoing is a full inventory and description of all the real and personal property books papers and other evidences of debts and all debts due or to become due belonging to the Estate of L. T. & E. B. MORRIS dec. so far as he has been able to ascertain and that he was not bound or indebted to any of the wards in any contract whatever.

 

                                                                                G. A. WILSON admr.

                                                                of the Est. of L. T. & E. B. MORRIS

 

Sworn to and subscribed to before me this Sept. 29th 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                By. P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

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Written in margin: Report of sale

 

Wm. LANGHAM Et al minors

 

State of Texas                      In Dist. Court

Collin County                       Nov. Term A. D. 1873 (1878?)

J. K. P. LANGHAM, Guardian of the Estate and persons of the minors SIDNEY, WILLIAM, MARCUS, THEODORE, WILEY and PHOEBE LANGHAM would report fully report (sic) that the wild hogs mentioned in the inventory were in the Chocktaw nation and could not be reduced (?) into possession that in the 20th of October he sold the hogs about thirty five head as they run to THOMPSON & COLLINS of the Chocktaw nation for fifty dollars in currency cash at private sale and that the hogs brought a fair price. All of which is respectfully represented to be true.

 

                                                                                                                J. K. P. LANGHAM

                                                                                                                                Guardian

Sworn to and subscribe before me This Nov. 27th 1873.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

 

Written in margin: Annual Report

 

 

State of Texas                      In the District Court

Collin County                       Nov. Term A. D. 1873

To the District Court of Collin County J. K. P. LANGHAM guardian of the Persons & Estates of WM. J., MARCUS L., SIDNEY, THEODORE, WILEY W. and PHOEBE A. LANGHAM would respectfully report the condition of the Estates of said minors.

Collected on sale bill filed Septr. 9th 1872. All the notes taken except a balance of twenty dollars on the GEORGE McCURLEY note and five 05/00 on the FRANCIS M. LANGHAM note all collected at MA (?) twenty (?) without interest Except M. M. LANGHAM note on which one dollar of interest had accrued whol(e) amt. of .

Sale bill                                                                                                                                                                 $355.05

uncollected           20.00

and                           5.05                                                                                                                                          25.05

                                                                                                                                                                                $330.00

                                Int. Collected                                                                                                                              1.00

                                                                                                                                                                                $331.00

 

 

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As Judgment has been procured in precinct no. 3 Collin County in Judge Aston’s Court again McCURLEY & his sureties for the $20.00 and interest and will and will be collected as soon as legal process can issue.

Amount received on sale of wild hogs as per Report of sale filed this date fifty dollars less the expense of going to and returned from the nation and bound [board?] &c whilst there attending to sale of hogs Eighteen 45/100 Dollars.

 

                                                                                Recapitulation

Collected notes & int.                                                                                                          331.00

From sale of hogs                                                                                                                 50.00

                                                                                                                                                381.00

 

Aug. 3/72

Aug. 3/72 Paid attys. fee v[oucher] 1                                                                                               $16.00

Aug. 3/72 Medical bile [?-bill] v. 2                                                                                         8.50

Aug. 3/72 Court costs v. 3                                                                                                       5.75

Nov. 26/73 Expenses for sale of Hogs v. 4                                                                       18.45

Nov. 26/73 atty. fee v. 5                                                                                                           5.00

                My com[mission] on 381$ at 5%                                                                         19.05

                My com[mission] on 53.76 amt.                                                                            2.68

                                                                                                                                                 $75.43

 

Bal[ance] to my debit                                                                                                          $305.54

 

All of which is respectfully. The medical bile [bill?] vol. [voucher?] was owing for attention and medical treatment of W. W. LANGHAM in his last sickness the farther [father?] of the minor abovesaid (sic).

                                                                                                                                J. P. LANGHAM

                                                                                                                                                Guardian

Sworn to and subscribe[d] before me This Nov. 27th 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written in margin: Annual Report

 

In the Estate of                                     Report of guardian

WM. W. LANGHAM

To the Hon. T. C. Goodner Judge of the County Court of Collin County,

Your reporter J. P. LANGHAM guardian of the Estate and person of M. T. LANGHAM, SIDNEY LANGHAM, THEO. LANGHAM, WILEY W. LANGHAM &…

 

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PHOEBE A. LANGHAM the minor children of W. W. LANGHAM deceased would respectfully show to the court that since the filing of his last annual report one his wards has died whose name was WILLIAM J. LANGHAM and that he had on hand as per his last report of January 17th A. D. 1877 The sum of $183.33 and he shows to the court that he has neither received nor expended any money since his last report except the sum of two Dollars and fifty cents as per voucher no. 10 leaving in his hands up to date the sum of $189.83 belonging to the Estate of said minors. November the 26th 1877.

                                                                                J. P. LANGHAM

Sworn to before me This November 1877

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] JOHN F. HAVILL a minor

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we JOHN HAVILL as principal and THOMAS W.

Collin County                       GARNETT, Wm. C. STANDFORD, J. W. SHIPMAN and J. W. WILLIAMS as sureties acknowledge ourselves to be indebted to T. C. Goodner Judge of the County Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound JOHN HAVILL has been appointed by the County Court of Collin Count guardian of the person and Estate of JOHN F. HAVILL a minor of said County. Now should the said JOHN HAVILL guardian as aforesaid well and truly perform all the duties required of him as guardian and account for all money and property he may receive belonging to his said ward according to law then this bond to void, else to remain in full force. This (blank) day of (blank) A. D. 1878.

                                                                                JOHN HAVILL

                                                                                T. W. GARRETT

                                                                                D. W. THOMAS

 

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                                                                                W. C. STANDFORD

                                                                                W. J. SHIPMAN

 

Approved T. C. Goodner

                                Co. Judge

 

Written in margin: Final Report

 

Est[ate of] JOEL TODD Dec.

 

State of Texas                      In Collin County Court

Collin County                       May Term 1878

                                                setting in Probate

The undersigned administrator of the Estate of JOEL TODD decd. begs leave to file the following as his final report and exhibit of the condition of said Estate.

 

                                                D. B. WYLIE To

Est. of JOEL TODD Dec’d Dr

 

To amt. rec’d from sale of land                                                                        $180.00

To cash rec’d. from J. O. STRAUGHAN not on inventory                                 7.15

                                                                                                                                $187.15

 

By amt pd. JENKINS & MUSE voucher no. 1                                                                     25.00

By amt pd. W. T. HERRING voucher no. 2                                                        100.00

By amt pd. BENGE court costs 3                                                                           15.00

By amt pd. W. T. HERRING 4                                                                                 13.20

By amt pd. Taxes 5                                                                                                    2.19

By amt pd. Taxes 6                                                                                                    2.94

By 5% Com[mission] on amt. Rec’d.                                                                                      9,35

By 5% Com[mission] paid out                                                                                 7.91

                                                                                                                                 $175.64

 

leaving a balance of Eleven Dollars & fifty (?) one cents in hands of reporter. Your reporter would show that there will be some more costs incurred before the Estate is finally wound up including fee for publishing notice for final settlement and other costs. The pre___ considered your reporter asks that the notice required by law be given of the filing of this report, this report be received and confirmed that he be discharged from his trusts and for such other relief as to the court may seem appropriate.

                                                                                                                Jenkins & Muse

                                                                                                                                attys. for Reporter

 

Personally appeared before the unsigned authority D. B. WILEY administrator…

 

 

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…of the Estate of JOEL TODD dec’d who under oath says that the above and foregoing report contains a true and correct statement of the matters and things to which it relates.

 

                                                                                                                D. B. WYLIE

 

Sworn and subscribed to before me this the 6th day of April 1878.

                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

Written in margin: Final Report

 

Est[ate of] Wm. C. JACKSON Decd.

 

JAMES D. COLEMAN                                        In County Court

                Admr.                                                         Collin County

Estate of Wm. C. JACKSON                             To the Honorable

                                dec’d.                                     County Court of

Collin County

JAMES D. COLEMAN the admr. of the Estate of Wm. C. JACKSON dec’d.  amed (?) represents that all the debts of every Kind against the said Estate Known to the administrator to Exists have been paid and that all the property of said Estate had been administered upon and presents the following as his final account as administrator of said Estate for settlement and asks that he be discharged from further administration upon said Estate.

All the personal property of said Estate was sold at public auction as per report of sale heretofore filed.

There was no real property belonging to said Estate as is shown by the inventory of said Estate. As is shown by said report of sales said personal property was sold on time and notes taken therefor[e] all of which have been collected & received by me as administrator of said Estate.

 

From whom                                                                          Amount Received

 

JOHN JOHNSON                                                                $71.00

J. COLEMAN                                                                          75.50

J. COLEMAN                                                                          77.00

 

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RICHARD EMERSON                                                        $12.00

C. SCOTT                                                                                50.00

S. C. MeREYNOLDS                                                              4.00

RICHARD EMERSON                                                            4.35

T. A. COLEMAN                                                                       3.60

J. RINITER (?)                                                                          2.25

                                                Money Received               $299.70

 

No claims in favor of said Estate uncollected

The following claims against said Estate have been paid by me after payment and allowance and approval to wit.

 

To whom                                                               voucher                                 Amt.

CAROLINE BOWELE                                         as per voucher 1                    4.50

GULEET & BRISTON                                         as per voucher 2                  11.00

JOHN HENLY                                                      as per voucher 3                  (unreadable)

MRS. J. W. FISHER                                            as per voucher 4                  30.00

ISAAC CROUCH                                                 as per voucher 5                  25.00

G. W. PATTERSON                                             as per voucher 6                     7.00

PETER WILSON                                                  as per voucher 7                     6.00

ALEXANDER & AARON                                    as per voucher 8                     6.00

JNO. H. BINGHAM                                              as per voucher 9                     2.50

J. H. LOVEJOY                                                    as per voucher 10                  2.00

F. D. PERKINS                                                     as per voucher 11               15.00

J. D. COLEMAN                                                   as per voucher 12                 80.00

                                                                                                                             $188.00

 

Commissions of administrator at 5 per cent on $299.70 cash rec’d.          14.98

Commissions of administration at 5 per cent on $103.00 paid out               5.15

                                                                                                                                 $20.13

 

Cash belonging to said Estate remaining in hands of administrator

exclusive of said commissions                                                                        $91.57

 

                                                                Admr. Est. of Wm. C. JACKSON

 

 

State of Texas                      This day personally appeared before me the undersigned authority JAMES D. COLEMAN

County of Collin                   admr. of the Estate of Wm. C. JACKSON dec’d. who being duly sworn on oath says that the above and foregoing final account is full and complete Exhibit of said Estate and is in all things correct and true in the matter to which it relates.

                                                                                JAMES D. COLEMAN

 

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Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 19th day of April A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond; Inventory

 

Est[ate of] J. B. and W. S. BARNETT minors

 

E. E. DUNCAN Guardian                                   Inventory

                Est.                                                         of the

J. W. BARNETT &                                               Estate of said

W. S. BARNETT minors                                     Minors

                                                The undersigned E. E. DUNCAN guardian of the Est[ates] of J. W. & W. S. BARNETT minors files the following inventory and appraisement of the property of her said an undivided one half interest in fifty acres of land in Collin Co. on Pilot Grove Creek part of the M. Monery survey valued at $100.00.

State of Texas

County of Collin   Personally appeared before the unsigned authority E. E. DUNCAN who being duly sworn said that the above is a full true and correct inventory of all property or Effects belong to the Estate of said ward.

 

                                                                                                E. E. DUNCAN  Guardian

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of April 1878.

                                                                J. T. Jenkins

                                                a Justice of the Peace in & for

                                                                C. C. Texas

 

State of Texas                      Personally appeared before the unsigned authority W. C. PRUITT, S. J. McKINNEY &

County of Collin                   JOHN F. GRIFFITH appraisers of the foregoing Estate who being duly sworn says that the amounts opposite the property mentioned in the foregoing inventory is fair just and correct value of the same to the best of their Knowledge and belief.

                                                                                                SAMUEL J. McKINNEY

                                                                                                W. C. PRUITT

                                                                                                JOHN F. GRIFFITH

 

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…sworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of April 1878

                                                                                J. T. Jenkins

                                                                Justice of the Peace in and for

                                                                Collin County Texas

                                                                                                Precinct No. 8

 

Written in margin: Report of commissioners

 

Est[ate of] H. H. TUCKER Dec.

 

The Estate of                        To the Honorable T. C. Goodner

H. H. TUCKER                     Judge of the County

Deceased                             Court Exercising Probate

Jurisdiction. We the undersigned commissioners appointed at the March term of your honor’s court to make partition and distribution of certain land in the order to us directed described to wit.

1st tract in Collin County on the waters of the East Fort about 2 ½ miles a little SE from McKinney being part of a survey of 640 acres made in the name of L. B. HAMM abt. No. 273. Beginning at a post in the N line thereof from which the NW corner thereof brs. West 2 chs. & 75 lks. and an Elm 12 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 44° @ 10 lks. Thence E 9 chs & 65 lks. a post an Elm 10 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 82° E 12 lks Thence S18 chs. to a post in the N Bank of East Fork. Thence up the same with it meanders in westing 9 chs. & 65 lks. & in northing 10 chs. a Post in its North bank. Thence N 8 chs. to the place of beginning containing 16 acres of land more or less valued at                     $80.00.

 

2nd. Tract in Collin County 2 ½ miles from McKinney being part of a 640 acre survey made in the name of L. B. HAMM abt. No 273 Beginning at a post in the N line thereof from which the NW corner thereof brs W 32 chs. 40 lks. and an Elm 10 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 82° E 12 lks Thence E 9 chs & 37 lks the NE cor. of a tract of land 98 acres opposite to ZURITHA LEE Thence S with it E line 56 chs & 56 links her SE corner Thence W 8 chs. & 60 lks. a post from…

 

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…which an Elm 5 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 40° E 10 lks. and an Elm 6 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 80° W 18 lks. Thence N 38 chs. & 5 links East Forks Thence E down the same 124 lks Thence N 18chs to the place of beginning containing 46 acres of more or less valued at                                                                                                                                         $230.00

 

3rd  Tract  in Collin County on the waters of East Fort about 5 miles S of McKinney apart of a survey in the name of HENRY WETSEL and beginning in the N line of said survey at eh NE corner of 100 acres sold to JOHN MARSHALL by HENRY WETSEL Thence South the E line of said 100 acres 17 05/ chains a stake in road Thence E 20 28/100 chains a stake Thence N 16 65/100 chs. a stake in the N line of the WETSEL survey from which a bois d’arc in a hedge marked X brs S 13 lks Thence N 88° 50’ W20 24/100 chs. to the beginning containing 34 1/10 acres value[d] at                                                                                                                                                                                          $511.5/100

 

Among the parties entitled thereto would respectfully ask to make the following Report after a careful examination of said lands we find the same not susceptible of division in accordance with said order without destroying the value thereof. And would recommend the sale of said land for division all of which is respectfully submitted April 234d 1878.

                                                               

                                                                Signed                   THOS. B. WILSON

                                                                                                F. M. HAMM                          Commissioners

                                                                                                JAS. R. HORN

Sworn to before me This April 23rd 1878

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

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Written in margin: Final Report

 

Est[ate of] J. M. STOGSDILLE Dec.

 

Now come MRS. M. E. STOGSDILLE admx. of the Estate of J. M. STOGSDILLE. Decd. and begs leave to make this her report for final settlement of said Estates and prays that she be discharged from her trust as said admrx. Amount on hand as per Report filed Feby. 27th 1877.                                                                                      $435.77

Collected from C. R. HAVINS in full of Judgment since said Rept.                                              64.00

                                                                                                                                                                $499.74

 

Paid J. E. RUSSEL                                             v. 1                                                                             $  7.46

Paid G. W. SIMPSON                                          v. 2                                                                               10.66

Paid RICHARDSON & CO.                               v. 3                                                                             198.88

Paid MOSES HUBBARD                                   v. 4                                                                               54.38

Paid FOOTE & HERNDON                                v. 5                                                                               13.33

Paid WM. GALBREUTH                                     v. 6                                                                                 2.66

Paid R. MARX                                                      v. 7                                                                                 1.06

Paid W. J. ROBERTS                                         v. 8                                                                                 1.65

Paid A. S. ADAMS                                               v. 9                                                                                   .53

Paid R. F. SCOTT                                                v. 10                                                                              9.59

Paid JOHN WARDEN                                        v. 11                                                                            86.10

Paid J. M. BENGE                                               v. 12                                                                              8,65

Paid THROCKMORTON BROWN & BRO.    v. 13                                                                            58.64

                                                                                                                Total                                       $463.54

 

Reporter would represent that 40.00 of the 64.00 reported as collected from C. R. HAVINS on Judgment was collected prior to the payment of the other monies to the creditors and paid out with the money without reporting same and is included in the vouchers here filed that the balance of said 64$ and 24$ was collected since the payment of said creditors & (unreadable) hand.

Reporter would represent that all the real and personal property of said Estate has been sold or set apart to endow (?) & child as heretofore reported reports on file and proceeds of sale accounted for also that all claims appearing on the inventory as uncollected are whole insolvent…

 

 

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…and worthless and she has fully administered said Estate and settled all the debts allowed & approved within twelve months so far as the assets would do so.

 

                                                                                Recapitulation

 

Money on hand as per rept. filed                                    

Feby. 27, 1877                                                                                                     $434.74

Collected since                                                                                                         64.00

                                                                                                                                $499.74


Paid out on claims against the Estate as per order of Court                        463.59

5% com[mission] on 64$ collected                                                                        3.20

5% com[mission] on 463 paid                                                                              23.15

                                                                                Total                                       $489.94

 

                                Total on hand       $9.60

                Reporter would represent that ½ of one per cent costs to county Judge & clerk’s costs of this report are to be paid.

                                                                                M. E. STOGSDILL

                                                                Admrx. of Est. of

                                                                                J. M. STOGSDILL dec’d.

 

Sworn To before me March 7th  1878.

                                                J. M. Benge, Clerk

 

 

Written in margin: Report of Commissioners

 

Est[ate] of JAMES STEWART Dec.

 

To the Count Court of Collin County Texas. We the undersigned who were appointed at the last term of your Court as commissioners to partition and distribute the property belonging to the Estate of JAMES STEWART and mentioned and described in the writ of partition directed to us thereto attached beg leave to report that we have viewed the said property mentioned in said writ and in our opinion the same is incaple (sic-incapable) of being divided among the heirs of said JAMES STEWART dec’d. as ordered in said writ of partition. We would further report that we have valued the articles of property mentioned in said writ at the following figures…

 

 

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…66 2/3 acres of land                        worth                                      $666.66 2/3                         

One gad [?-gas] stove                        worth                                            1.00 

1 heating stove                                    worth                                            7.00 

1 cooking stove                                    worth                                            8.00

1 Webster’s dictionary                        worth                                            5.00

1 Lounge                                               worth                                            1.50

3 planes carpenters tools                  worth                                            2.50

 8 bush wheat                                       worth                                            4.00

1 Plow                                                    worth                                            2.00

200 feet lumber                                   worth                                            5.00

1 Bay mare                                           worth                                          70.00 

1 Kettle                                                  worth                                            2.50

1 set Harness                                       worth                                            1.00 

1 table                                                    worth                                            1.20 

1 wagon                                                                worth                                          25.00

5 Hogs                                                   worth                                          10.00

1 red & white Cow & calf                    worth                                          16.00

1 red & white cow & calf                     worth                                          18.00

1 red & white steer                              worth                                         14.00

1 yearling                                              worth                                            5.00

1 Red & white Cow & calf                  worth                                          15.00

 

All would further state that some of the articles above mentioned were not named in the order of partition, but were pointed (?) to us as property belonging to the Estate of JAMES STEWART dec’d.

                Witness our hands this the 4th day of May.

                                                                                                GEO. W. COFFMAN

                                                                                                G. R. COOPER

                                                                                                THOS. B. WILSON

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority TOM B. WILSON, G. W. COFFMAN and G. R. COOPER who after being duly sworn said that the above and foregoing report contains a true and correct statement of the matters & things to which it relates.

                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

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Written in margin: Report

 

Est[ate of] JAMES STEWART Dec’d.

 

Est. of JAMES STEWART deceased

 

Now comes JOSEPH E. STEWART administrator of the Estate of JAMES STEWART dec’d. and makes the following report of the condition of said Estate.

1st All the personal property on the inventory except the following articles were set apart by the Judgment and order of this court to the use and benefit of EDITH M. STEWART the only child of the deceased a constituent of his family at his death to wit.

 

3 carpenters planes

1 Brace & bit

2 augers

160 ft. of ceiling plank

These articles are still on hand the homestead of 66 2/3 acres of land remain for partition among the heirs of the four Hundred and Eleven dollars inventoried and the forty seven dollars due the Estate from rep___ and nineteen 70/00 dollars collected by me from PHILIP DROMGOOLE making in all                                                                $477.70

 

I have paid out of this amount the following sum to wit.

Taxes vo[ucher] 1                                                                                                                                                                       5.04

For appraisement of property under inventory v. 3, 4 X 5                                                                                  9.00

medical bill v. 6                                                                                                                                                           8.75

attys. fee v. 7                                                                                                                                                             25.00

court fees v. 8                                                                                                                                                            11.50

Paid to J. L & MOLLIE ALEXANDER v. 9                                                                                                            73.15

Paid to J. L & MOLLIE ALEXANDER v. 10                                                                                                          12.00

Paid to J. W. & DELICA ALEXANDER (?) v. 11                                                                                                  73.15

Paid to J. W. & DELICA ALEXANDER (?) v. 12                                                                                                  12.00

Paid to W. S. & SARAH M. DUEY v. 13                                                                                                                 73.15

Paid to W. S. & SARAH M. DUEY v. 14                                                                                                                 12.10

 

MISS EDITH M. STEWART was set apart and accounted for by me as her guardian                                 85.15

Being an heir I have retained for myself                                                                                                              85.15

My commission for paying out $477.70 at 5%                                                                                                    23.88

                                                                                                                                                                                  $504.78

 

 

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leaving the Estate indebted to me in the sum of                                                                                                 $27.08            

                                                Equals and rec’d.

The parties to whom money is reported paid on vo. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 x 14 are children and equal heirs of decedent. EDITH M. STEWART is also a child and equal heir. All of which is respectfully submitted.

 

                                                                                JAMES M. STEWART

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me This 22nd 1878.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Est[ate of] Wm. RECER Dec.

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Wm. RECER deceased.

 

                                                                Real Estate

 

320 acres of the W. B. WATKINS sur. val. at                  $2640.00

  20 acres of the NORRIS AUSTIN sur. val. at                    100.00

123 71/100 acres of the LEWIS McNEIL sur. val. at        1434.00

                                                                                                 $4237.00

 

                                                                Personal Property

 

1 two Horse wagon                             valued at                       50.00

1 gray mare                                          valued at                       50.00

1 Brown Horse                                     valued at                       25.00

1 Cow & calf                                         valued at                       20.00

1 Heifer                                                 valued at                       12.00

9 Hogs                                                   valued at                       27.00             

2 sows & 11 Pigs                                 valued at                       18.00      

1 Iron Harvester                                   valued at                       75.00

1 Cummings Plow                              valued at                       15.00                     

4 setts (sic) Plow & Harness              valued at                       10.00

2 turning Plows                                    valued at                       10.00

1 Double shovel                                  valued at                         4.00

1 Double trees & 2 single trees        valued at                         2.00

1 wheel barrow                                    valued at                         3.00

2 Large chains                                     valued at                         3.00

3 Hoes                                                   valued at                         1.5_

6 Bee Gums                                         valued at                      18.00

1 Baird’s Cultivator                              valued at                      10.00

1 Cooke (sic) stove &c                        valued at                      15.00

2 wash tubs                                          valued at                        1.00

2 Buckets                                              valued at                          .25

1 churn                                                  valued at                        1.25

1 Champion Washer                          valued at                        2.00

 

 

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27 gal. stone ware                                                                        2.70

1 scalding Box                                                                              2.00

Shovel & tongs                                                                              1.00

1 Pruning Knife                                                                             1.50

lot of old tools                                                                                3.00

1 Extensive table                                                                          5.00

1 safe                                                                                              6.00

3 Doz. Plates                                                                                 3.00

3 large dishes                                                                               1.00

1 lot cups & Saucers                                                                      .50

1 bowl & Pitcher                                                                            1.00

4 veg. Dishes & Lids                                                                    2.00

1 set tumblers                                                                                 .50

1 tea pot                                                                                                           .50

2 pitchers                                                                                         .75

1 small pickle Dish                                                                         .25

2 salt cellars & 2 pickle boxes                                                      .50

1 mollasses (sic) stand                                                                 .25

4 setts (sic) Knives & forks                                                          2.00

1 cheese safe                                                                               1.00                                                              

1 lamp & chimney                                                                                          .50                                                                        

1 clock                                                                                            5.00

1 silver watch                                                                              10.00

1 lot Books                                                                                   10.00

1 sewing machine                                                                      20.00

17 chairs                                                                                        6.00

1 beaure [bureau?]                                                                      5.00

1 bed stead & bedding                                                              25.00

1 single bed stead &c                                                                12.00

1 lot Pillow cases                                                                          3.00

3 sheets & 5 towels                                                                      1.50

1 table spread                                                                               1.00

5 table linens                                                                                 2.00

1 lot comforts                                                                                3.00

1 bed spread & beddings                                                         20.00

1 bed spread & beddings                                                         30.00

30 yards carpeting                                                                       5.00

1 small table                                                                                  1.50

1 looking glass                                                                                .75

1 Bedstead & Bedding                                                              20.00

1 shot gun & equipage                                                              10.00

1 Brown mule                                                                              40.00

1 Brown mule                                                                              40.00

1 Bay house poney (sic)                                                           35.00

                                                                                                   $707.95

 

                                                T. J. FERGUSON

                                                JOHN CROZIER                  Appraisers

 

 

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Sworn to and subscribed before me this June 1st 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

I do swear that the foregoing is a full & completer inventory and lest [last?] of property and claims belonging to the Estate of WILLIAM RECER deceased that has come to my Knowledge and would further state that said property is the community property of said deceased and his surviving wife SUSAN RECER.

 

                                                                JAS. W. BAINES admr.

                                                                WM. RECER Est.

 

Subscribed & sworn to before me.

                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                of the County Court

                                 of Collin Co. Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Will

 

Estate [of] SHADRICK JACKSON, Dec.

 

The State of Texas              Know all whom it may concern that I SHADRICK JACKSON of the County and state

County of Collin                   above written being now of sound mind and considering the uncertainty of life do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills made by me. In the first place I want all my Just debts and funeral Expenses paid out of the money arising from the sale of my cattle & horses all of which I wish sold at my death Except one choice horse or mare and two choice cows which I give to my wife LUCY JACKSON to have and to hold the use of the same during her widowhood or during her life time at her death or next marriage the same is to be sold and the proceeds is to be eaqually (sic-equally) divided among my children if there is anything left from the fist sale of horses and cattle after my funeral expenses and Just debts have been paid I wish such remaining eaqually (sic-equally) divided among my Children…

 

 

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…except twenty five Dollars which I wish my wife LUCY JACKSON to have out of this or any money that I may have at my death. I wish my wife LUCY JACKSON to have the control and use of my farm present homestead also seventeen acres of triutered [?-timbered] land out of the JOSEPH WILCOX survey all the rights and profits of the same during her lifetime together with the household furniture and farming implements to hold the same during her lifetime or widow (sic) at her death or next marriage. I wish my farm and all the remaining property sold and the proceeds of the same equally divided among my children except fifty Dollars which I wish deduced (?) from my son WILLIAM J. JACKSON share which amount he owes me and now after renewing and considering the same again declare the same my last will and testament and request my heirs to acquiesce in the execution of the same. I also make constitute and appoint Wm. McQUERRY of Collin County and state of Texas my Executor of the same.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name and fixed my seal using a scrawl for seal this the fifth day of July A. D. One thousand Eight Hundred seventy seven (1877).

                                                                                                                    his

                                                                                                SHADRICK X JACKSON (seal)

                                                                                                                   seal

Witnesses

Wm. McQUERRY

BURTON PRYOR

 

 

Written in margin: Proff [Proof?]

 

The State of Texas                              In the matter of the

Collin County                                       Estate of SHADRICK JACKSON Dec’d.

Now on this day comes BURTON PRYOR one of the subscribing witness to the last will and testament of SHADRICK JACKSON deceased who being duly sworn deposes and says that here to fore on the 5th day of July 1877 in Collin County Texas that SHADRICK JACKSON made and Executed the will now on file in this court and that he and Wm. McQUERRY signed the same…

 

 

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…as witnesses at the request of the said SHADRICK JACKSON and that the said SHADRICK JACKSON signed and acknowledged the same to be his last will and testament in their presence and that each of said witnesses were on the 5th day of July 1877 above the age of Four [Fourteen] Years.

                                                                                                                                BURTON PRYOR

 

Sworn and subscribed in open court before me This July 15th 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] LAURA WATTS a minor

 

State of Texas

Collin County       Know all men by these present that we GEO. A. WILSON as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are bound unto T. C. Goodner the County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars conditioned that the same GEO. A. WILSON will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of LAURA WATTS a minor according to law.

Witness our hands this the 28th day of May 1878.

                                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

                                                                                                JOHN M. KINCAID

                                                                                                LEONIDAS WILSON

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority GEO. A. WILSON who on oath says I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of LAURA WATTS a minor according to law.

 

                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this the 12th day of June 1878.

                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] of JANE WATTS a minor

 

State of Texas

Collin County       Know all men by these present that we GEO. A. WILSON as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are bound unto T. C. Goodner the County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars conditioned that the same GEO. A. WILSON will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of JANE WATTS a minor according to law.

Witness our hands this the 28th day of May 1878.

                                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

                                                                                                JOHN M. KINCAID

                                                                                                LEONIDAS WILSON

                                                                                                D. T. PARDUE

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority GEO. A. WILSON who on oath says I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of JANE WATTS a minor according to law.

 

                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this the 12th day of June 1878.

                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] GEO. WATTS a minor

 

State of Texas

Collin County       Know all men by these present that we GEO. A. WILSON as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are bound unto T. C. Goodner the County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars conditioned that the same GEO. A. WILSON will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of GEO. WATTS a minor according to law.

Witness our hands this the…

 

 

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…28th day of May A. D. 1878.

 

                                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

                                                                                                JOHN M. KINCAID

                                                                                                LEONIDAS WILSON

                                                                                                D. T. PARDUE

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority GEO. A. WILSON who on oath says I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of GEO. WATTS a minor according to law.

 

                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this the 12th day of June 1878.

                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] JOHN WATTS a minor

 

State of Texas

Collin County       Know all men by these present that we GEO. A. WILSON as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are bound unto T. C. Goodner the County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars conditioned that the same GEO. A. WILSON will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of JOHN WATTS a minor according to law.

Witness our hands this the 28th day of May 1878.

                                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

                                                                                                JOHN M. KINCAID

                                                                                                LEONIDAS WILSON

                                                                                                D. T. PARDUE

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority GEO. A. WILSON who on oath says I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of JOHN WATTS a minor according to law.

 

                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this the 12th day of June 1878.

 

 

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                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

 

Estate of JAMES WATTS a minor

 

State of Texas

Collin County       Know all men by these present that we GEO. A. WILSON as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are bound unto T. C. Goodner the County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars conditioned that the same GEO. A. WILSON will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of JAMES WATTS a minor according to law.

Witness our hands this the 28th day of May 1878.

                                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

                                                                                                JOHN M. KINCAID

                                                                                                LEONIDAS WILSON

                                                                                                D. T. PARDUE

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority GEO. A. WILSON who on oath says I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of JAMES WATTS a minor according to law.

 

                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this the 12th day of June 1878.

                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Estate of MARTHA E. WATTS a minor

 

State of Texas

Collin County       Know all men by these present that we GEO. A. WILSON as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are bound unto T. C. Goodner the County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of…

 

 

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…fifteen hundred dollars conditioned that the same GEO. A. WILSON will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of MARTHA E. WATTS a minor according to law.

Witness our hands this the 28th day of May 1878.

                                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

                                                                                                JOHN M. KINCAID

                                                                                                LEONIDAS WILSON

                                                                                                D. T. PARDUE

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority GEO. A. WILSON who on oath says I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of MARTHA E. WATTS a minor according to law.

 

                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this the 12th day of June 1878.

                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

 

Est[ate of] OWEN HOWELL Dec.

 

State of Texas                      Know all men by these present that we GEORGE A. WILSON and (blank) and

County of Collin                   (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of Collin County or his successors in office in the sum of two thousand dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said County Judge we bind ourselves our heirs our executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present signed with our hands the (blank) day of (blank) A. D. 1878. The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound GEORGE A. WILSON has been appointed administrator of the Estate of OWEN HOWELL deceased by the County Judge of Collin County State of Texas. Now if the said GEORGE A. WILSON shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain of full…

 

 

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…force and effect.

                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

                                                                                J. H. JENKINS

                                                                                T. B. WILSON

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, GEO. A. WILSON do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform and discharge all the duties incumbent on me as administrator of the Estate of OWEN OWELL deceased.

                                                                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

 

Sworn to before me This June 18th 1878.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

Written in margin: Rept. of Sale

 

Est[ate of] O. E. BUSH Dec.

 

W. R. BUSH admr.                              Now comes W. R. BUSH admr. of said Ests. and Report says that in

         vs.                                                  accordance with an order of this court heretofore made that he on Tuesday

Est. O. E. BUSH dec.                          the 2nd day of July A. D. 1878 between the hours of 10 a. m. and 4 p. m. at the Court House door of Collin County having duly advertised the same for twenty days offer[ing] for sale at public outcry the following described land belonging to said Estates (sic) to wit:  situated in Collin County about 8 miles west of the City of McKinney being a part of 320 acres of land patented to DAVID L. MELTON assee [assignee] of THOS. PHILLIPS and being a portion of 94 acres of land int. of said 320 acres conveyed (unreadable) [?-made] 20th 1862 by said MELTON & wife to OLIVER E. BUSH. Beginning at the SE corner of said 94 acre tract on the EB line of said 320 acre tract Thence North 23 chains and 50 links to the North East corner of said 94 acre tract Thence North 23 chains and 50 links to the North East corner of said 94 acres Thence West South and East to the place of beginning so as to contain 40 acres of land and E. M. BUSH being the highest and best bidder therefore bidding the price (?) of seven dollars an acre and aggregate sum of 280$ he sold the land to said E. M. BUSH at said price & asks the court to confirm said sale.

 

 

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                                                                                                W. B. BUSH

                                                                                admr. Est. O. E. & D. M. BUSH

 

Sworn and subscribed to before me This July 15th 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co., Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Annual Report

 

Est[ate of] W. E. SMOOT a minor

 

Dr. Est. of W. E. SMOOT a minor to LIZZIE SMOOT Guardian  Cr.

 

1878 vouchers                                                                                     1877

Paid no. 1 Taxes                                                  $18.38                   May 18 Balance on hand   54.46 ¼

Paid no. 2 T. MORRIS                                             2.50                   April ½ Int. Blalack Note     59.00

Paid no. 3 T. MORRIS                                             3.00                   April 18

Paid no. 4 MISS HOLLAND                                    2.81 1/4

Paid no. 5 MISS HOLLAND                                    4.50

Paid no. 6 J. M. BENGE                                          1.15

Paid no. 7 LOVELACE & HUELS (?)                    3.85

Paid no. 8 L. BUTTES & CO.                                 5.88

                   Balance                                                 71.39 ¼

                                                                              $113.46 ½                                                               $113.46 ½

 

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin                   To the Hon. County Court of said county. MRS. LIZZIE SMOOT guardian of the person & Estate of W. E. SMOOT a minor respectfully presents the foregoing account which she says contains a complete and correct statement of the receipts and disbursements since last account. Wherefore she prays that due notice of the filing of the same with the vouchers thereto annexed be given and that upon trial of said account be confirmed and entered of record.

                                                                                                LIZZIE SMOOT

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me April 18/1878.

                                                                J. M. Benge

                                                                C. C. C. C. Texas

 

Written in margin: Annual report

 

Est[ate of J. B. SMOOT a minor

 

Dr. Est. of J. B. SMOOT a minor to LIZZIE SMOOT gdn. Cr.

1878                                                                                           1878  

Paid Voucher no. 1 Taxes                                 $22.73   May 18.                  Bal. on hand                         $44.31 ½

Paid Voucher no. 2 MORRIS                                2.50    April                        ½ Int. BLALACK note            59.00

Paid Voucher no. 3 MORRIS                                6.00

Paid Voucher no. 4 MISS HOLLAND                  4.50

Paid Voucher no. 5 MISS HOLLAND                  3.18 ¾

Paid Voucher no. 6 DR. COFFEY                          .40

Paid Voucher no. 7 C. W. YANCY                       1.50

 

 

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Paid Voucher no. 8 LOVELACE & HUDSON                $7.20

Paid Voucher no. 9 L. BUTLER & CO.               4.00

Paid Voucher no. 10 J. M. BENGE                     1.15

         Balance                                                     $50.14 ¾

                                                                           $103.31 ¼                                                                  $103.34 ½

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin                   County Court May term

To the County Court of said County

                                                LIZZIE SMOOT guardian of the person and Estate of JOHN B. SMOOT minor respectfully represents the foregoing account which she says contains a complete & correct statement of the receipts and disbursements and all matters to which it relates since last account wherefore she prays that due notice of the said account (with the vouchers attached) be given and upon trial the said account be in all things confirmed & for general relief.

                                                                                                LIZZIE SMOOT

 

Subscribed & sworn to before me This April 18th 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Annual report

 

 

Estate of J. J. RUSSELL a minor

 

J. H. BOWMAN guardian of J. J. RUSSELL a minor makes the following Exhibit of the condition of the Estate of said minor.

Money on hand Rept. filed Jan. 2.77                                                                                                               1686.11

Rent 1877. 456# Cotton 41.04 200 bu. oats 50                                                                                                  91.04

                                                                                                                                                                              $1777.15

                                                                                Paid Out

 

Paid GEO. ELLISON v. 1                                                                                                                                             1.00

Paid CHAS. LAMEN (?) v. 2                                                                                                                                       2.25

Paid J. M. BENGE v. 3                                                                                                                                                2.00

Paid KENDRICK & ASTON v. 4                                                                                                                                9.85

Paid W. P. BISHOP v. 5                                                                                                                                             14.00

Paid P. PETERS v. 6                                                                                                                                                  54.93

Paid GEORGE R. YANTIS v. 7                                                                                                                                 42.26

Paid GEORGE R. YANTIS v. 8                                                                                                                                 31.63       

Paid GEORGE R. YANTIS v. 9                                                                                                                                 63.24                                                                                                                     

Paid J. L. ARMSTRONG v. 10                                                                                                                                    9.00

Paid W. L. MERMEY (?) v. 11                                                                                                                                   18.50

Paid CHAS. LAMEN (?) v. 12                                                                                                                                        .60

Paid BOARD & MARKHAM v. 13                                                                                                                              7.00

Paid W & W HUNSTABLE v. 14                                                                                                                                 2.40

Paid W. H. PRATHER v. 15                                                                                                                                       30.00

 

 

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Paid J. M. WILCOX v. 16                                                                                                                                            24.57

Paid G. R. YANTIS v. 17                                                                                                                                             41.89

Paid LOVELACE & HUDSON v. 18                                                                                                                           9.35

5% on 264.41 Paid                                                                                                                                                    18.22

5% on 91.04 Collected                                                                                                                                                 4.55

                                                                                                                Total                                                        387.18

 

                                                                Recapitulation

 

Money on hand & Collected                                                                                                                   $1777.15

Money paid out & com[mission]                                                                                                                            387.18

                                                                                                Total on hand                                                          1389.97

 

Reporter asks that he have an order to loan the money belonging to the Estate of his said ward taking such security as required by law at such rate of interest as he can procure to 12%.

                                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN

 

Sworn to before me This May 7th 1878

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

Written in margin: Report of Sale

 

Est[ate] of PETER R. WALLIS Dec.

 

To the Hon. T. C. Goodner Judge.

The following itemized list is the property sold of the Estate of P. R. WALLIS deceased on the 13th day of July 1878 at public outcry on 6 mos. Credit.

 

Date                       names of purchasers         Head      names of articles

13 July 78             D. T. PARDUE                      2              Cow & yearling                    $12.00

13 July 78             D. T. PARDUE                      1              Black cow 3 years old              9.00

13 July 78             D. T. PARDUE                      1              med. Spec. cow                     12.25

13 July 78             D. T. PARDUE                      2              Brown w yr. old & calf            11.50

13 July 78             D. T. PARDUE                      1              Yellow 3 yr. old Steer             10.75

13 July 78             D. T. PARDUE                      1              Red Head 3 yr. steer              11.50

13 July 78             D. T. PARDUE                      1              Roan heifer 2 yrs. old              8.75

13 July 78             D. T. PARDUE                      1              Black yearling                           4.2_

13 July 78             D. T. PARDUE                      1              Red heifer yearling                  5.50

13 July 78             D. T. PARDUE                      1              Red spotted yearling                4.50

13 July 78             D. T. PARDUE                      1              med. spotted (?) yearling        6.75

15 July/78             D. T. PARDUE                      23           Bush. corn 50 @                     11.50

                                                                                                                                                 108.25

15 July/78 credit on his note                                                                                                 8.50

                                                                                                                                                  $99.75

 

June 19                 W. J. HARRIS                       25           Bu. Corn @ 50 cts                 $12.50

July 13                   W. J. HARRIS                       7              head Sheep 2.25                     15.75

July 13                   W. J. HARRIS                       1              Buck Sheep                                2.00

                                                                                                                                                  $30.25

July 15/78             M. W. OWNSBY                   1              Lot of ims (?) 2 piles                 1.75

July 15/78             M. W. OWNSBY                   1              Blk. Yrly. Heifer                          5.00

 

 

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July 15/78             I. T. LARGENT                      1              lot of Hogs                                   3.50

July 13/78             H. O. WALLIS                       1              Mare bay 14 yrs. old                20.50

July 13/78             ELI CONSINEUX                 7              Head of Hogs                              4.00

July 13/78             ELI CONSINEUX                1              Blk. Head cow                           12.00

July 13/78             ELI CONSINEUX                 1              spot 4 yr. Bull                             12.25

                                                                                                                                                   $28.25

July 13/78             W. A. STRAUGHAN            1              Blck. Cow                                   10.00

July 13/78             W. A. STRAUGHAN            1              4 yr. Steer                                   15.75

July 13/78             W. A. STRAUGHAN            1              Blck. cow & yrlg.                          8.50

July 13/78             W. A. STRAUGHAN            1              3 yr. old Brin. Steer                   10.00

                                                                                                                                                   $44.25

July 12/78             W. D. SHAIN                         1              Lot 3 Hogs                                  1.20

July 12/78             W. D. SHAIN                         1              Red 2 yr. steer                           12.00

July 12/78             W. D. SHAIN                         1              Red Head yrlg.                            4.75

July 12/78             W. D. SHAIN                         1              Red  2 yr. Str. Steer                  10.25

                                                                                                                                                   $28.20

July 15/78 SAM. LEWIS 1 Lot hogs                                                                                        2.65

 

July 15/78 I. T. LARGERET for W. N. WALLIS               1 yearling steer                      $  3.25

                                                                                                                                                 $267.35

 

This is to certify that two Hundred and sixty seven 35/100 Dollars have been sold to this date  July 18th 1878.

 

                                                                                                                WILL N. WILLIS

 

Sworn to before me July 20th 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] of SHADRICK JACKSON Dec.

 

The State of Texas

Collin County                       Know all men by these present that we Wm. McQUEARY (sic) as principal and JOE ANDERSON and Wm. H. HOLLIDAY & JOHN T. MELTON as sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County Texas and his successors in office in the sum of Five Hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said County Judge we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally by these presents signed with our hands this 15th day of July 1878 the condition of the obligation is such that whereas the above bound WILLIAM

 

 

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McQUEARY has been appointed Executor of the last will and testament of SHADRICK JACKSON dec. Now is the said WILLIAM McQUEARY (sic) shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

                                                                                                Wm. McQUERRY                seal

                                                                                                JOE ANDERSON                seal

                                                                                                Wm. HOLLIDAY                   seal

                                                                                                J. T. MELTON                       seal

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, WILLIAM McQUERRY do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon me as Executor of the last will and testament of SHADRICK JACKSON deceased to the best of my skill and ability so help me God.

 

                                                                                Wm. McQUERRY

 

Sworn and subscribed to before me July15th 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] ELLA and DELIA BURKHARD minors

 

State of Texas                      Know all men by these present that we E. H. MORROW as principal and (blank) as

County of Collin                   sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County Texas and his successors in office in the sum of fifty Dollars conditioned that the said E. H. MORROW will faithfully discharge all the duties of guardian of the Estate of DELIA & ELLA BURKHARD minors according to law.

Witness our hands this 25th day of July 1878.

                                                                                                                        his

                                                                                                                E. H. X MORROW

                                                                                                                      mark

Witness T. C. Goodner                                                                       J. D. MORROW

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, E. H. MORROW do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform and discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the Estate of DELIA & ELLA BURKHARD minors.

 

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                                                                                                                       his

                                                                                                                E. H. X MORROW

                                                                                                                       mark

 

Sworn and subscribed to before me this July 25th 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Report of sale

 

Est[ate of] W. S. and J. W. BARNETT minors

 

State of Texas                      To the Honorable T. C. Goodner

Collin County                       Judge of the County

Court of Collin County.

E. E. SIMPSON as guardian of J. WAUD, W. S. BARNETT would respectfully show unto your honor in pursuance of an order of your Honorable Court in the matter of said guardianship she offered said land described in said order and which description in the petition and order of sale are adopted and made apart of this report of sale that she is well acquainted with the value and situation of this land and persons likely to be desirous of purchasing said land that after repeated endeavors to others ISAAC DOTSON offered for said land 4$ per acre. This is the full value of said land and more than any other person would Give. This sale has been fairly made and the price offered by said DOTSON was accepted by this guardian who herewith reports the sale and asks the sale to be confirmed and this guardian ordered and directed to execute a deed upon his paying the purchase money to this guardian. Total amount of purchase money is one hundred Dollars.

                                                                                                E. E. SIMPSON

 

Sworn to & Subscribed before [me] this 23rd of July A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                C. L. Jud__

                                                                                Notary Public C. C. Texas

 

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Written in margin: Final Report

 

Est[ate of] JNO. and HENRY P. LONG

 

Report and final statement of LUCY ANN JACKSON Guardian of minor heirs of PETER LONG Decd.

                               

Amount Rec’d. of the Estate of PETER LONG as per inventory on file in the clerk’s office                 $300.00

 

Less for costs per voucher herewith                                                                                                                                    19.90

                                                                                                                                                                                $280.10

 

Of the above amt. JOHN LONG one of the two minor heirs is entitled to one half $140.05

 

                                                                                Cr.

By amt. paid HANWAY for

Set towit (?) stones                                              $41.00

Paid M. J. LONG as per voucher                        45.00

                W. L. BOYD per voucher                        1.50                                                                                        87.50

Balance due JOHN LONG when                                                                                                                       $52.55

He died and credited to the surviving heir as the following will shows.

                Amt. paid W. L. BOYD for HENRY LONG as pr. voucher herewith                                             $95.18

Paid him cash this day as per voucher in full settlement                                                                                 58.00

                                                                                                                                                                                 $153.18               

 

                                                                                Cr.

 

HENRY LONG one of the minors with one half of amt. of Estate                                                             $140.05

One fourth of balance due from JNO. LONG dec.                                                                                            18.13

                                                                                                                                                                                 $153.18

 

 

Paid MARGARET LONG sister of JOHN LONG deceased one fourth of balance due him

at his death                                                                                                                                                           $   13.14

 

                                                                Recapitulation

 

Amt. from Estate                                                                                                                                                  $300.00

Court cash                                               19.90

HENRY LONG                                     153.18  

J. M. LONG                                             87.50                                                                                   

M. J. LONG                                             13.14                                                                                                    $273.72

                                                Leaving a balance in                                                                                             $26.28               

my hands which balance is due me as my interest in Estate of JOHN LONG as an heir of his Estate.

 

                                                                                                L. A. JACKSON

 

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Sworn and subscribed to before me July 15th.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Estate [of] DANIEL HOWELL, Dec.

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we BENJAMIN T. ESTES and JAMES B. HOWELL

Grayson County                   as principals and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of Collin County or his successors in office in the sum of sixty thousand (sic) Dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made with the said County Judge we bind ourselves our heirs Executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present signed with our hands the 16th day of September 1878. The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound BENJAMIN T. ESTES and JAMES B. HOWELL have been appointed executor of the last will and testament of DANIEL HOWELL deceased. Now if the said            BENJAMIN T. ESTES and JAMES B. HOWELL well and truly perform all duties required of them under the said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

                                                                                JAMES B. HOWELL          

BENJAMIN T. ESTES

JESSE SHAIN

J. S. HEARD

R. N. COFFEY

L. A. FOOTE

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

We BEN T. ESTES and JAMES B. HOWELL solemnly swear that we will well and truly perform and discharge the duties incumbent upon us as Executors of the Estate of DANIEL HOWELL deceased to the best of our skill and ability.

                                                                                                B. T. ESTES

                                                                                                J. B. HOWELL

 

 

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Sworn to before me Sept. 16th 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] BUFORD HENRY Dec

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we J. M. BENGE as principal and (blank) as sureties

Collin County                       are bound and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County Texas and his successors in office in the sum of twenty four thousand dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made with the said County Judge we bind ourselves our heirs Executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present signed with our hands this 17th day of Sept. 1878. The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound J. M. BENGE has been appointed by the County Court of Collin County at its September term 1878 administrator of the Estate of BUFORD & MARY HENRY deceased. Now if the said J. M. BENGE shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

                                                                                                J. M. BENGE

                                                                                                W. J. WALKER

                                                                                                JENNIE HENRY

                                                                                                R. B. CARR

                                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

                                                                                                G. R. YANTIS

                                                                                                M. L. HENRY

                                                                                                A. A. HENRY

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, J. M. BENGE, solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform all the duties incumbent upon me as administrator of the Estate of BUFORD & MARY F. HENRY dec’d. so help me God.

                                                                                                                                J. M. BENGE

 

 

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Sworn to & subscribed before me this Sept. 17th 1878.

                                                                                T. C. Goodner

                                                                                Co. Judge

                                                                                     Collin Co.

 

 

Written in margin: Report

 

Est[ate of] JOHN R. HAVILL a minor

 

The State of Texas                              To the County Court

Collin County                                       of Collin County

                                                The report of JOHN HAVILL Guardian of JOHN F. HAVILL a minor would report & show that he has received $199.50 from BENJAMIN PRICE former guardian of said JOHN F. HAVILL in the state of Illinois July 23rd 1878. That he received $120.00 in installments of 30$ 1st in June 1877 & 30$ each three months thereafter. Total amount received                                                                                                                               199.50

                                                                                                                                                                                120.00

                                                                                                                                                                             $319.50

JOHN F. HAVILL to JOHN HAVILL Guardian Dr. To amount paid over by JOHN HAVILL

Guardian.  Paid R. W. ALLTIER as per voucher no. 1                                                                                    $10.00

 

Comt. (?) cost voucher no. 2                                                                                                                                   8.00

 

To boarding clothing & schooling JOHN T. HAVILL from May 1st A. D. 1877 to

July 1st 1878 at 10.00 per month                                                                                                                        140.00

                                                                                                                                                                                $158.00

                                                                $319.50

                                                                   158.00

Balance on hand to date                    $161.50                               

 

The State of Texas              Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority JOHN HAVILL guardian

Collin County                       of JOHN T. HAVILL who being sworn says that the foregoing report is true this July 25th A. D. 1878.

                                                                                          his

                                                                                JOHN X HAVILL

                                                                                         mark                                                             

 

Sworn to before me this July 26th 1878.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

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Written in margin: Report

 

Est[ate of] Wm. O’GUINN a minor

 

B. W. HAMPTON Guardian of the Estate of Wm. O’GUINN a minor.

                                Now comes B. W. HAMPTON and files his annual Report showing the condition of the said minor’s Estate.

Cash on hand time last Report                                                                         $200.00

 

Voucher                 One                                        $  4.95

Voucher                 2                                                10.00

Voucher                 3                                                  6.50   

Voucher                 4                                                  2.50                                        23.95

Leaving a balance in my hands to date belonging to said minor $176.89 all of which is respectfully submitted.

 

                                                                                                                B. W. HAMPTON

 

Sworn to before me This July 34d 1878.

                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

Written in margin: Report

 

Est[ate of] MARY O’QUINN a minor

 

B. W. HAMPTON Guardian of MARY O’GUINN a minor

Now comes B. W. HAMPTON and makes his annual Report showing the condition of said Estate.

 

Cash on hand last Report                                                                                  $200.78

 

Paid out voucher                                 1                                4.95

                voucher                 2                              10.00

                voucher                 3                                6.50

                voucher                 4                                2.55

amt. paid out                                                     $23.95

                                                Leaving a balance in my hands to date $176.83 all of which is respectfully submitted.

 

                                                                                                B. W. HAMPTON

 

Sworn to before me this July 3rd 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

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Written in margin: Inventory

 

Community Est[ate of] M. A. and J. W. ASTON

 

An Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of JAMES W. ASTON Dec’d.

 

Land no. of acres 92 valued at                                                                                         $800.00

Amount paid on the above land                                                                                         319.00

               Due on the above land                                                                                          481.00

Two notes on JOHN D. ASTON for                                                                                    357.65

Accounts                                                                                                                                   25.00

1 Horse                                                                                                                                      50.00

Two cows & calves                                                                                                                  27.00

One three year old steer                                                                                                        12.50

One two year old heifer                                                                                                            8.00

Nine hogs                                                                                                                                 15.00

Farming implements                                                                                                                6.50

Two guns                                                                                                                                  14.00

1 clock                                                                                                                                         8.00

Sewing machine                                                                                                                     15.00

Bed steads & bedding                                                                                                            30.00

Kitchen furniture                                                                                                                      15.00

                                                                                                                                                $583.65

We JOHN F. STEPHEN and J. F. McMENANNY do solemnly swear that the above inventory and appraisement of the property of the Estate of J. W. ASTON Dec’d. is true and correct to the best of our Knowledge and belief so help us God.

 

                                                                                J. T. STEPHENS

                                                                                J. F. McMENANNY

 

Sworn to and subscribed before [me] the 23rd day of July A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                Jesse Coffey

                                                                                Justice of the Peace in and for

                                                                                                Collin County

 

I, MARY A. ASTON surviving wife of J. W. ASTON Dec’d. so solemnly swear that the within and foregoing inventory contains all the property belonging to the Estate of my deceased husband so far as I Know or believe so help me God.                                      

                                                                                              her

                                                                                MARY A. X ASTON

                                                                                            mark

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16th day of August A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                Jesse Coffey J. P.

 

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

The State of Texas                              Know all men by these present that we MARY A. ASTON as principal [and]

Collin County                                       (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Nine Hundred and sixty five Dollars the payment of which is to be well and truly made we bind ourselves signed with our hands this the 23rd day of July A. D. 1878.

                                                                The condition of the above obligation is such that where as the said bounden MARY A. ASTON surviving widow of JAMES W. ASTON deceased has this day returned an inventory and appraisement of the property of the Estate of her deceased husband JAMES W. ASTON. Now if the said MARY A. ASTON shall well and truly account for and pay over one half of the proceeds of the Estate to legal heirs of the said JAMES W. ASTON decd. after payment of the debts against said Estate then this obligation to be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

                                                                                              her

                                                                                MARY A. X ASTON

                                                                                            Mark

                                                                                J. H. PATTON (?)

                                                                                R. W. THOMAS

                                                                                W. C. HOLMES

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Est[ate of] ORAN HOWELL Dec.

 

State of Texas                      County Court

Collin County                       In the matter of the administration of the Estate of ORAN HOWELL deceased.

The administrator of the Estate of ORAN HOWELL respectfully files the following as his report as Inventory and appraisement of said Estate.

 

To 101 ½ acres out of the JOHN WEST Headright on Pilot Grove creek

about 14 miles E. of McKinney valued at                                                                                                       $1200.00

 

State of Texas

Collin County       Before the undersigned…

 

 

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…authority this day came and personally appeared W. C. ROBINSON and WALTER YEARY who makes oath in due form of law that the foregoing appraisement is Just correct and fair to the best of their Knowledge & belief.

 

                                                                                                                WALTER YEARY

                                                                                                                W. C. ROBINSON

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this the 3rd day of August A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                C. C. Perrin J. P.

 

 

State of Texas

Collin County                       This day came and personally appeared before the undersigned authority G. A. WILSON who makes oath that the foregoing is true full and complete list of all property of Estate of ORAN HOWELL that has come to his Knowledge.

 

                                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON admr.

                                                                                of ORAN HOWELL deceased

 

Sworn to and subscribed before [me] this 8th day of Aug. 1878.

                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Will

 

Est[ate of DANIEL HOWELL Dec.

 

In the name of God Amen. I DANIEL HOWELL being of sound mind but recognizing the uncertainty of Human life and certainty of death and desirous to arrange my business and dispose of my property in the manner most advantageous to my children do make and publish this my last will and testament revoking all former wills.

First

                It is my desire that my body shall in a decent and becoming manner after my death be committed to the eath from whence it came and my sole [soul?] and spint [spirt?] return to God who gave it.

Second.

                It is my desire that what debts I may owe at my death shall be…

 

 

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…fully paid. After which I dispose of my worldly effects in the following manner.

Thirdly .

                I desire that my executors shall repair and put in proper condition our lots in the cemetery and have erected proper grave stones to my beloved wife MARY ANN HOWELL and myself and I set apart for that purpose the sum sufficient therefor[e] say three or four hundred dollars and should such be insufficient I request my children severally to supply that may be necessary.

Fourthly.

                I divide and distribute my property in the following manner towit: To my daughter MARY HOWELL I give and bequeath One of the brick store houses owned by me in McKinney On Block no. one (1) Being the East house (of the three owned by me) and the ground upon which it is built and also the part of lots was six and three & four (6) lying north of said house described as follows: Beginning at the south west corner of lot now owned by MR. F___ Thence west with south line of said Block no. 1 to the centre of the partition wall between this house and the one west of it Thence north with the centre of said partition wall to the north line of lot no. six Thence East with said north line to the north East corner of said Lot no. six Thence with the East line of lot no. six to the south East corner thereof Thence West with the south line of said lot no. six to a point where it would intersect a line raining (?) with the centre of the wall between Fench House and the house here given Thence south with said centre of the said wall to the beginning the wall between the house here given and that owned by MR. FAULK (?) is a party wall and on half is here given with this house. I also bequeath…

 

 

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…and give to my beloved daughter MARY HOWELL one half interest in all my household and Kitchen furniture including piano and fixtures.

 

To my beloved daughter NANNIE ESTES I give & bequeath a brick store house with the following described lot or parcel of ground to wit: beginning at the south west corner of the lot & house given to my daughter MARY Thence with the south line of said Block no. 1 to the centre of the wall of this house on the west Thence North with the centre of said west wall to the north line of lot no. six Thence East with said line to the north west corner of lot give to MARY HOWELL Thence South with said MARY HOWELL’S west line running south with the centre of the wall between MARY HOWELL’S house and this house to the beginning, this being now bequeathed is the centre one of the three brick store house owned by me in McKinney and the ground north of it to the said north line of lot no. 61 provided nevertheless that said NANNIE ESTES or her husband cause to be paid to my Estate the sum of One thousand Dollars ($1000.00)

 

To my beloved son JAMES B. HOWELL I give and bequeath the west brick store house of the three owned by me together with the following ground upon which the house stands. Beginning at the south West corner of the house & Lot south Wes corner of the house & Lot given to NANNIE ESTES Thence West on south line of said Block no. one to centre of the East wall of the house now owed by W. B. LOGAN Thence north with the centre of said wall to the st___ line of Lot no. six Thence west with said south line to the south west corner of lot no. six Thence with the west line of Lot no. six north to the north west corner of said lot no. six Thence East with the north west corner of the lot given to NANNIE ESTES Thence south with the west…

 

 

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…line and centre of the wall between NANNIE ESTES lot and this lot west of it to the place of beginning being all of the west House of the three houses and all of lot nos. six four and five owned by me west of the lot given to NANNIE ESTES. The wall of this house and LOGAN House is a party wall and my half is hereby bequeathed.

 

To my beloved daughter MARGARET HOWELL I give and bequeath the homestead place containing about twenty acres out of the EDWARD BRADLEY survey in Collin County and conveyed in two tracts one by EDWARD and NANCY BRADLEY to DANIEL HOWELL and the other by NANCY BRADLEY to MARY ANN HOWELL also the sum of One thousand dollars in money 1000$ and the furthermore one half interest in all the household and Kitchen furniture in Piano and fixtures.

 

To my son GEORGE R. HOWELL I give and bequeath my interest in and to a tract of land twenty seven acres out of the EDWARD BRADLEY survey as set apart to MARY ANN HOWELL by the Probate Court of Collin Co. and Known as the grave yard to wit and it is my desire that the balance of the heirs shall further perfect the title to the said tract of land to G. R. HOWELL by reason of their mother’s right. Also a tract of five and on half acres of land as conveyed to me by T. T. BRADLEY by deed the 4th day of October 1873 and recorded in Collin County records Book W Pages 413 and 14 the said tract of land being out of the SAMUEL McFARLAND survey and farther bequeath to him to be paid out of notes account merchandise or any other property belonging to my estate to the sum of twenty nine hundred ($2900) Dollars…

 

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To my beloved son JAMES B. HOWELL I give and bequeath a certain tract of One hundred and forty acres of land (144) conveyed to me by J. W. THROCKMORTON by deed Nov. 7, 1872 lying and being in Collin County state of Texas on the waters of East Fork of the BLUFORD CLEMENTS survey abstract no. 35 and as more fully described by the above named deed found in Collin County Records Book V pages 343 and 44, and I further bequeath to him to be paid out of accounts notes merchandise or any other property belonging to my estate around to the sum of twenty seven Hundred and seventy 2770$ Dollars.

 

All the rest and residue of my Estate of which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my death I give and bequeath to my sons and daughter to wit JOHN E HOWELL, JAMES B. HOWELL, GEORGE R. HOWELL, NANNIE ESTES, MARGARET HOWELL and MARY HOWELL to be equally divided between them share and share alike.

 

Fifth.

                I hereby nominate constituted and appoint my son JAMES B. HOWELL and my son in law BENJAMIN ESTES executors to execute and carry into effect this my last will and testament in the most Equitable adjustment they can (if possible without the sale of any of said Estate). And I desire that they probate this will return an inventory of my Estate give bond according to law after which I desire that no other action be had in any court in the administration of my Estate. It is to be understood that property herein specified bequeathed and din_ed cannot be sold on any terms.

 

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Sixth.

                The foregoing instrument wholly written by myself I make and publish as my last will herewith subscribing my name this sixth day of May A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                DANIEL HOWELL

 

B. T. ESTES &                                      Application to probate

JAS. B. HOWELL                                                will

      vs.                                                                     On this day in

Est. of D. HOWELL                              open court appeared

CHARLES H. LAKE and A. J. CLINE who having been duly sworn upon their oaths say that they have each examined the instrument filed in this court purporting to be the last will and testament of DANIEL HOWELL and they each say that they are well acquainted with the hand writing of said DANIEL HOWELL having seen him write and often seeing his hand writing in business transactions and they each say that the said will was wholly written by the said DANIEL HOWELL and is in the entire body and signature of the said will in the handwriting of said DANIEL HOWELL.

                                                                                CHAS. H. LAKE

                                                                                A.J. CLINE

Sworn to before me in open Court

Sept. 16th 1878.

                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Community Estate [of] THOS. E. and MARY E. GRESHAM

 

Know all men by these present that we as principal and (blank) as sureties acknowledge ourselves bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County Texas and his successors in office in the sum of Thirteen Hundred and twenty five Dollars for the payment of which we bind our selves [our] heirs Executors and administrators…

 

 

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…jointly and severally. The condition of the above obligation is such that the said THOS. E. GRESHAM has filed an inventory in the County Court of Collin County of the community Estate of himself and deceased wife MARY E. GRESHAM. Now if the said THOS. E. GRESHAM shall well and truly discharge and perform all the duties devolved upon him under the law governing the community property of himself and his deceased wife then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect. Witness our hands this 17th day of Septr. 1878.

 

                                                                                T. E. GRESHAM

                                                                                S. D. HATLER

                                                                                J. W. WORDEN

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Est[ate] of D. HOWELL Dec.

 

Inventory and appraisement of the separate property belonging to the Estate of DANIEL HOWELL dec’d. returned by B. T. ESTES and J. B. HOWELL Executors of the last will of said HOWELL.

 

                                                                                Real Estate

 

144 acres in Collin co. out of the BLUFORD CLEMENTS survey abstract 105                      $1000.00

 

5 ½ acres of land in Collin Co. out of the SAMUEL McFARLAND survey                                    137.50

 

20 acres of land out of the EDWARD BRADLEY survey in Collin Co. the

Homestead of the deceased                                                                                                                4000.00

 

One Brick store House on Block no. one in the town of McKinney and the lot on

which it stands being the East one of the three brick houses                                                         5000.00

 

One brick store house on same block & the ground on which

it stands being the middle house                                                                                                         5000.00

 

1 Brick house in McKinney on said Block being the west house

& the ground on which it stands                                                                                                           5000.00

 

 

                                                                                Personal Property

 

12 head of hogs                                                                                                                                          36.00

2 horses ponies                                                                                                                                           80.00

 

 

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1 two hose [horse?] wagon                                                                                                                                       75.00

1 cow & calf                                                                                                                                                  25.00

Household & Kitchen furniture                                                                                                               500.00

Piano                                                                                                                                                           300.00

One undivided half interest in stock of

Dry goods of HOWELL & ESTES in possession of B. T. ESTES

estimated to be worth about                                                                                                                   2500.00

cash on hand at Death                                                                                                                            4000.00

One Buggy & Horse                                                                                                                                   100.00

 

Personally appeared before the undersigned authority BEN T. ESTES & JAMES B. HOWELL who on oath says that the attached inventory includes a full & complete list of all property belonging to the Estate of DANIEL HOWELL deceased that has come to our Knowledge.               

 

                                                                                                J. B. HOWELL

                                                                                                B. T. ESTES

 

Sworn to before me This September 16th 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

We do solemnly swear that the amount set opposite each item is a full and fair valuation of the same to the best of Knowledge and belief.

                                                                S. D. HEARD

                                                                L. A. FOOTE

                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

 

Sworn to before me This September 16th 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

FANNIE RUSHING (colored) a minor

 

State of Texas      Estate of FANNIE RUSHING

Collin County       (colored) a minor

Know all men by these present that JESSE SHAIN as principal and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly found unto T. C. Goodner the County Judge and his successor in office in the sum of One Hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to e made we bind ourselves our heirs Executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present. The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound JESSE

 

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SHAIN has been appointed guardian of the Estate of FANNIE RUSHING a minor. Now should the said SHAIN faithfully perform and discharge the duties of guardian of the person of said minor then this obligation to be null and void otherwise to remain in full force & effect.

Witness our hands this 16th day of September 1878.                  JESSE SHAIN

                                                                                                                J. B. STIFF

                                                                                                                J. S. HEARD

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Estates of BUFORD and MARY F. HENRY Dec.

 

Inventory & Appraisement of the property belonging to the community Estate of BUFORD and MARY F. HENRY dec.

 

                                                                                Real Estate

 

25 acres land Wm. DAVIS survey                                                                     500.00

5 3/10 acres land Wm. DAVIS survey                                                                 60.00

5 acres land Wm. DAVIS survey                                                                        100.00

Block no. 21 in McKinney less (25) feet by 100 feet off sw corner            2500.00

Block 20 in McKinney                                                                                         2000.00

Block 33 in McKinney                                                                                         1350.00

Block 42 in McKinney                                                                                            400.00

Block 43 in McKinney                                                                                            400.00

Block 44 in McKinney                                                                                            600.00

Block 45 in McKinney                                                                                         1000.00

Block 63 in McKinney less 170 feet by 229 feet off west end

 (Merrett Place)                                                                                                        300.00

Lot 188 in Block 40                                                                                                 500.00

Part lot 60 in Block 7 27 by 100 feet                                                                                    200.00

 

 

Separate Real property belonging to Est. [of] MARY F. HENRY:

 

25 acres land Wm. DAVIS survey timber                                                           100.00

6 ½ acres land Wm. DAVIS survey timber                                                       1500.00

Jim’s town on the East (?)

 

Personal property belonging to Community Estate

 

2 mules                                                                                                                    $100.00

1 Wagon & Harness                                                                                                   75.00

1 Buggy & Harness                                                                                                  120.00

2000 bois d’arc posts                                                                                              180.00

1 shot gun                                                                                                                      5.00

6 ½ cords wood                                                                                                          15.00

8 head stock cattle                                                                                                     65.00

 

 

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1 heating stove   old                                                                                                     5.00

1 cook stove                                                                                                                  5.00

3 head hogs                                                                                                                14.00

Lot house hold & kitchen furniture  old and worn                                                10.00

 

We the undersigned appointed by the County court of Collin County Texas appraisers to appraise the property belonging to the Estate of BUFORD & MARY F HENRY dec’d. do solemnly swear that the amount set opposite the different items in the above and foregoing inventory is a just and correct valuation of said items to the best of our Knowledge & belief.

                                                                                                J. H. JENKINS

                                                                                                W. (?) M. MARKHAM

                                                                                                J. D. PAGE

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18th day of Sept. 1878

                                                                T. C. Goodner

                                                Co. Judge Collin Co.

 

                                                               

                                                                List of Claims

 

One (1) note on RANSOM BROWN due on Dec. 25, 1878                                                    $  93.60                                    

One (1) note on RANSOM BROWN due on 25th 1879                                                                   93.60

One note on J. J. FAIRES & J. L. FAIRES due Jany. 185h 1878, with 10%                              30.00

One note on M. W. S. DENLY & J. H. BAKER due Decr. 25th 1878                                          100.00

One note on G. O. WILLIAMS due on 31st Decr. 1878.                                                                  10.00

One note on F. A. BAILEY due on April 3rd 1876, with 8%.                                                           15.30

One note on HEDNICK & G. T. ARMSTRONG due on August 15th 1878.                                   8.00

One Judgment against Est. R. FITZHUGH Deceased                                                                                   21.21

One note on R. D. MIXON due Sept. 16, 1877 sue on in W. R. MACK’S court                         21.00

Money on hand at death                                                                                                                   

Currency                                                                                                                                               620.00                 

Gold                                                                                                                                                          87.35

One share in the McKinney male & Female Academy                                                                                   50.00

 

 

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Before the undersigned authority personally appeared J. M. BENGE who on oath says that the attached inventory of the Estate of BUFORD and MARY F. HENRY dec. and the above and foregoing list of claims due said Estate is a full and complete Inventory and list of property and claims belonging to said Estate that has come to my Knowledge.

 

                                                                                J. M. BENGE

                                                                Admr. Est. B. & M. F. HENRY Dec’d.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me to certify which I hereto set my hand and seal this September the 19th 1878.

                                                                                Thos, B. Wilson

                                                                                N. P. C. C. Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] S. E. DYE Dec.

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we J. H. BOWMAN as principal and (blank) as

County of Collin                   sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of the said county for Collin and his successor in office in the sum of Ten thousand dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made with the said Judge we bind ourselves our heirs Executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents signed with our hands this the (blank) day of September A. D. 1878. The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the said bounden BOWDEN principal has been appointed by the said County Judge administrator of the Estate of SARAH E. DYE dec. Now if the said BOWMAN shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force & effect.

 

                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN                    principal

                                                                                                G. W. BOWMAN                   surety

                                                                                                S. E. BOWMAN                    surety

 

 

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I J. H. BOWMAN solemnly swear that SARA E. DYE deceased died without leaving any lawful will so far as I know or believe and that I will well & truly perform all the duties of administrator of said decedent’s Estate.

 

                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN

 

Sworn to and subscribed to before me this 28th Sept. 1878.

                                                                J. M. Wilcox N. P. C. C. Texas

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] LAURA P. DYE a minor

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we J. H. BOWMAN as principal and (blank) as

County of Collin                   sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of the County court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of sixteen Hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said county Judge we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators firmly jointly & severally by these present signed with our hands this (blank) the (blank) day of September A. D. 1878. The condition of this bond is such that where as the said J. H. BOWMAN has been appointed by the said County Judge guardian of the person and Estate of LAURA P. DYE a minor. Now if the said BOWMAN shall well & faithfully discharge his duties as guardian under said appointment then this bond shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

                                                                                               

                                                                               

                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN                    principal

                                                                                                G. W. BOWMAN                   surety

                                                                                                S. E. BOWMAN                    surety

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, J. H. BOWMAN do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estate of LURA (sic) P. DYE a minor according to [the] law.

                                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 28th Sept. A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                                                J. M. Wilcox N. P. C. C. Tex.

 

 

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Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] THOS. C. DYE a minor

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we J. H. BOWMAN as principal and (blank) as

County of Collin                   sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of the County court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of sixteen Hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said county Judge we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators firmly jointly & severally by these present signed with our hands this the (blank) day of September A. D. 1878. The condition of this bond is such that where as the said J. H. BOWMAN has been appointed by the said County Judge guardian of the person and Estate of THOMAS C. DYE a minor. Now if the said BOWMAN shall well & faithfully discharge his duties as guardian under said appointment then this bond shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

                                                                                               

                                                                               

                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN                    principal

                                                                                                G. W. BOWMAN                   surety

                                                                                                S. E. BOWMAN                    surety

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, J. H. BOWMAN do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estate of THOMAS C. DYE a minor according to [the] law.

                                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 28th Sept. A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                                                J. M. Wilcox N. P. C. C. Tex.

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] E. BELLE DYE, a minor

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we J. H. BOWMAN as principal and (blank) as

County of Collin                   sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Hon. T. C. Goodner

 

 

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…County Judge of the County court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of sixteen Hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said county Judge we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators firmly jointly & severally by these present signed with our hands this the (blank) day of September A. D. 1878. The condition of this bond is such that where as the said J. H. BOWMAN has been appointed by the said County Judge guardian of the person and Estate of E. BELLE. DYE a minor. Now if the said BOWMAN shall well & faithfully discharge his duties as guardian under said appointment then this bond shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

                                                                                               

                                                                               

                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN                    principal

                                                                                                G. W. BOWMAN                   surety

                                                                                                S. E. BOWMAN                    surety

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, J. H. BOWMAN do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estate of E. BELLE DYE a minor according to [the] law.

                                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 28th Sept. A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                                                J. M. Wilcox N. P. C. C. Tex.

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] HENRY DYE, a minor

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we J. H. BOWMAN as principal and (blank) as

County of Collin                   sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of the County court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of sixteen Hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said county Judge we bind ourselves our heirs…

 

 

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 …executors and administrators firmly jointly & severally by these present signed with our hands this the (blank) day of September A. D. 1878. The condition of this bond is such that where as the said J. H. BOWMAN has been appointed by the said County Judge guardian of the person and Estate of HENRY DYE a minor. Now if the said BOWMAN shall well & faithfully discharge his duties as guardian under said appointment then this bond shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

                                                                                               

                                                                               

                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN                    principal

                                                                                                G. W. BOWMAN                   surety

                                                                                                S. E. BOWMAN                    surety

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, J. H. BOWMAN do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estate of HENRY DYE a minor according to [the] law.

                                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 28th Sept. A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                                                J. M. Wilcox N. P. C. C. Tex.

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate of] LIZZIE M. DYE a minor

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we J. H. BOWMAN as principal and (blank) as

County of Collin                   sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of the County court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of sixteen Hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said county Judge we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators firmly jointly & severally by these present signed with our hands this the (blank) day of September A. D. 1878. The condition of this bond is such that where as the said J. H. BOWMAN has been appointed by the said County Judge guardian…

 

 

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…of the person and Estate of LIZZIE M. DYE a minor. Now if the said BOWMAN shall well & faithfully discharge his duties as guardian under said appointment then this bond shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

                                                                                               

                                                                               

                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN                    principal

                                                                                                G. W. BOWMAN                   surety

                                                                                                S. E. BOWMAN                    surety

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, J. H. BOWMAN do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estate of LIZZIE M. DYE a minor according to [the] law.

                                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 28th Sept. A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                                                J. M. Wilcox N. P. C. C. Tex.

 

 

Written in margin: bond

 

Est[ate of} MINNIE MAY DYE a minor

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we J. H. BOWMAN as principal and (blank) as

County of Collin                   sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of the County court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of sixteen Hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made unto the said county Judge we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators firmly jointly & severally by these present signed with our hands this (blank) day of September A. D. 1878. The condition of this bond is such that whereas the above bound  J. H. BOWMAN has been appointed guardian of the person and Estate of MINNIE MAY DYE a minor by the said County Judge.. Now if the said BOWMAN shall well & faithfully discharge his duties as guardian under said appointment then this bond shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

                                                                                               

                                                                               

                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN                    principal

                                                                                                G. W. BOWMAN                   surety

                                                                                                S. E. BOWMAN                    surety

 

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Written in margin: Oath

 

I, J. H. BOWMAN do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estate of MINNIE MAY DYE a minor according to [the] law.

                                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 28th Sept. A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                                                J. M. Wilcox N. P. C. C. Tex.

 

 

Written in margin: Inventory and Appraisement

 

Est[ate of] S. E. DYE, Dec.

 

Inventory & appraisement of the Estate of SARAH E. DYE deceased

 

                                                                Real Estate

 

½ int[erest] Home tract of land 233 acres @ 25.00 per acre                                                      $2912.50

½ int. timbered land on Rowlett Creek 17 acres 8.00 per acre                                                         68.00

½ int. tract of land NW corner of Collin Co 273 acres 5.00 per acre                                              682.50             

                                                                                                Real Est[ate]                                         $3663.00

                                                                                Per Est.                                                                         38.92

                                                                                                                                Total Bal.               $3701.92

 

                                                                Personal Property

 

½ int[erest] 1 cultivator appraised                                                                                                    1.00

½ int. 2 turning Plows 1.50 ea.                                                                                                          3.00

½ int. 1 Harm (?)                                                                                                                                  3.00

½ int. 2 Bed steads 1$ ea.                                                                                                                 2.00

½ int. 1 Bed stead                                                                                                                                9.00

½ int. 1 safe                                                                                                                                          2.50

½ int. 1 set And Irons                                                                                                                            .50

½ int. 1 crib                                                                                                                                           1.00

½ int. 4 chairs .50                                                                                                                                                2.00

½ int. 1 Hoe                                                                                                                                            .2_

½ int. 1 Book case & desk                                                                                                                  4.00

½ int. 1 lot glass Bottles & Jars                                                                                                         1.00

½ int. 1 Bed stead                                                                                                                                1.00

½ int. 50 feet Hose                                                                                                                              5.00

½ int. 1 Wardrobe                                                                                                                                                5.00

½ int. 28 Medical book calf                                                                                                                             28.00        

½ int. 10 Medical book cloth                                                                                                              2.50

½ int. Journals for                                                                                                                                                1.00

½ int. Miscellaneous books calf                                                                                                       4.50

½ int. Miscellaneous books cloth                                                                                                     2.10

                                                                                                                                                          2/77.85       

                                                                                                                                Total                    38.92

 

 

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State of Texas

County of Collin                   Before me J. M. Wilcox a Notary Public in and for Collin County this day personally caused J. Y. LOVELACE, JOE FORMAN and G. W. BARNETT of the aforesaid state and County who being by me duly sworn depose and say that the inventory Real and personal of SARAH E. DYE dec’d of Collin County Texas is a full and complete inventory and appraisement of the Estate of said deceased as far as far (sic) as the same had come to their Knowledge.

                                                                                J. Y. LOVELACE

                                                                                JOE FORMAN

                                                                                G. W. BARNETT

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th day of October A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                J. M. Wilcox N. P.

                                                                                                Collin County Texas

 

The foregoing is a full & complete inventory of the property belonging to the Estate of SARAH E. DYE deceased that has come to my Knowledge except some property now in Mason County which I will return on other inventory as soon as I can.

                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN

 

Sworn to before me Oct. 31st 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

 

Written in margin: Inventory and Appraisement

 

Est[ate of] HENRY DYE Dec.

 

Inventory & appraisement of the Estate of HENRY DYE dec’d.

 

                                                                                Real Estate

 

½ int[terest] home tract of Land 233 acres 25$ per acre                                             $2912.50

 

½ int. timbered land on Rowlett’s creek 17 acres 8.00 per acre                                                       68.00

 

½ int. of land in NW corner of Collin Co. 273 acres 5$                                                                     682.50

                                                                                                                Real Estate              3663.00

                                                                                                                Per                                 38.92

                                                                                                                    Total value        $3701.92

 

 

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                                                                                Personal Estate

 

½ int[erest] 1 cultivator appraised at                                                                                                                1.00

½ int. 2 turning plows                                                                          1.50 ea.                                 3.00

½ int. 1 Harm (?)                                                                                                                                  3.00

½ int. 2 Bed stead                                                                                1.00 ea.                                 2.00       

½ int. 1 Bed stead                                                                                                                                9.00

½ int. 1 safe                                                                                                                                          2.50

½ int. 1 set And Irons                                                                                                                            .50

½ int. 1 Crib                                                                                                                                          1.00

½ int. 4 Chairs                                                                                        .50                                        2.00

½ int. 1 Hoe                                                                                                                                            .25

½ int. 1 Book Case & Desk                                                                                                                                4.00

½ int. 1 set glass Bottles & Jars                                                                                                        1.00

½ int. 1 Bed stead                                                                                                                                1.00

½ int. 50 ft. Hose                                                                                                                                  5.00

½ int. 1 wardrobe                                                                                                                                 5.00

½ int. 28 Medical books calf 1$                                                                                                     28.00

½ int. 10 Medical books Coth 25-                                                                                                     2.50

½ int. 16 Journals for                                                                                                                          1.00

½ int. 18 Miscellaneous calf 25                                                                                                        4.50

½ int. 21 Miscellaneous 10                                                                                                                                2.10

                                                                                                                                                          2/77.85

                                                                                                                                                           $38.92

 

 

                                                                                                J. Y. LOVELACE

                                                                                                JOE FORMAN

                                                                                                G. W. BARNETT

 

 

State of Texas

County of Collin                   Before me J. M. Wilcox a Notary Public in and for Collin County this day personally came G. W. BARNETT, JOE FORMAN and J. Y. LOVELACE who being by me duly sworn depose & say that the attached inventory of property personal & real of HENRY DYE deceased of Collin County Texas is a full and completer inventory and appraisement of the Estate of said deceased as far as the same has come to their Knowledge.

 

                                                                                                J. Y. LOVELACE

                                                                                                JOE FORMAN

                                                                                                G. W. BARNETT

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th day October A. D. 1838.

                                                                                J. M. Wilcox N. P.

                                                                                Collin County Texas

 

The foregoing is a full 7 completer inventory of the property belonging to the Estate of HENRY [DYE] deceased that has come to my…

 

 

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…Knowledge accept [sic-except] some property now in Mason County which I will return another inventory as soon as I can.

                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN

 

Sworn to before me this Oct 21st 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Est[ate] of ADDIE L. DYE a minor

 

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these present that we J. H. BOWMAN as principal and (blank) as

County of Collin                   sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of sixteen hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves heirs executors administrators jointly and severally firmly by these present signed with our hands this the (blank) day of September 1878. The condition of this bond is such that whereas the above bound J. H. BOWMAN has been appointed by the said County Judge Guardian of the person and Estate of ADDIE L. DYE a minor. Now if the said BOWMAN shall well and faithfully perform and discharge all the duties required of him under said appointment then this bond shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

 

                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN                    principal

                                                                                                G. W. BOWMAN                   surety

                                                                                                S. E. BOWMAN                    surety    

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

I, J. H. BOWMAN, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and Estate of ADDIE L. DYE a minor according to law.

 

                                                                J. H. BOWMAN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day Sept. A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                J. M. Wilcox

                                                                                                N. P. C. C. Texas

 

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Written in margin: Will

 

Est[ate of] HENRY DYE, Dec.

 

State of Texas  ss (?)

Collin County                       Conscious of the certainty of death and being of sound memory and discretion, I HENRY DYE of the town of Plano Collin County Texas do make this my last will and testament. I give and desire and bequeath my Estate and property real and personal as follows that is to say:                                                   

Item 1. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife SARAH E. DYE for and during her natural life a sufficiency from and out of the rents and profits of my homestead to meet the seasonable demands for her support and settlenance (?) said homestead consisting of two hundred and twenty acres out of the JAMES BEVERLY tract of land and twelve and one half acres out of the JOSEPH KLEPPER survey also a tract of timber and on Rowlett’s creek deeded to me by STEPHEN H. SHRADER containing 16 2/3 acres X and it is my will that my said wife shall have and keep with her on said homestead all of our minor children during their minority and it is my will further that my herein after named executor shall used and appropriate all that may be necessary of the rents and profits of my said homestead for the support and education of all of our said minor children and support of my wife as aforesaid. I do further give bequeath and divise all of said homestead after the death of my wife to all of my children in eaqual [equal?] portions to be partitioned as soon after the death of wife as shall be deemed by my executor as expedient.

Item 2.

I give and bequeath to my wife SARAH E. DYE all that may be necessary of my farming implements tools and stock for the…

 

 

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…carrying on and cultivating said homestead. And it is my will that my Executors sell and dispose of at public outcry on terms to them seeming best all stock and farming implements not necessary to carry on and cultivate said homestead and collect all notes and accounts due me at my death and apply the proceeds of such sales and collections to the discharge of my Just and lawful debts. It is my will further that my executors shall sell and dispose of at public outcry my professional library and surgical instruments and likewise apply the proceeds of said sale towards the payment of my Just and lawful debts.

Item 3.

                I give and bequeath the residue of my insurance on Policy no. 52415 in Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company after discharging all my Just and lawful debts to my executors to be held by them and Expended for the support of my wife and support and education of my minor children and I further will that my said Executors have control of said money collected in said policy and do empower them to invest or loan the same on good security and so far as possible use only the interest for the support of my wife and support and education of my minor children and the keeping up and proper protection said homestead after the youngest of my children shall have married at the age of majority I give and bequeath whatever may be left of said money equally to my children.

Item 4.

                I do bequeath and devise unto all my children in equal portions all my real Estate of which I may die seized except the homestead mentioned in Item 1. And it is my will that my Executors partition the said real Estate equally among all my children as soon…

 

 

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…as practicable after my death and I do empower my said Executors to select choose and appoint the commissioners in each county where in any of said lands may be located who shall partition said lands among my children as herein authorized and report the same as required by law and I do further will that said reports be all that may be required for the final and full settlement between my heirs of respective interests so far as proceedings in court are concerned.

Item 5.

                I do appoint J. H. BOWMAN and G. W. BOWMAN of Plano in Collin County Executors of this my last will and testament and I further will that the court shall have no further Jurisdiction of the matters of my Estate than the probating of this my last will and testament approving bond and receiving inventory.

In witnessing whereof I have signed sealing using scrawl for seal and declared this instrument as my writing at Plano Collin County Texas on this 3rd day of April 1876.

                                                                                                HENRY DYE        seal

 

The said HENRY DYE at Plano Collin County Texas on April 3rd 1876 signed and seal this instrument and declared the same as and for his last well and at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as subscribers witnesses.

                                                                                                                PETER T. SMITH

                                                                                                                JOE FORMAN

                                                                                                                JAMES K. ALDRIDGE

 

Written in margin: Proff [Proof?]

 

The State of Texas              In the matter

County of Collin                   of the Estate of

HENRY DYE dec. and Now comes…

 

 

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JOSEPH FORMAN into open court and being duly sworn say that heretofore to wit April 3rd A. D. 1876 he was present at the residence of HENRY DYE in Collin County when he the said DYE signed the will now on file among the papers in said DYE’S Estate that he and P. T. SMITH & J. K. ALDRIDGE signed the same as attesting witnesses at request of the said DYE.

                                                                                                                JOE FORMAN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of September A. D. 1878

                                                                                                T. C. Goodner

                                                                                Co. Judge             Collin Co.

 

Written in margin: Codicil

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin                   I HENRY DYE of said County and state being of sound mind do make this as a codicil to my last will and testament which will was signed by me on the 3rd day of April A. D. 1876 in the presence of PETER T. SMITH, JOE FORMAN and JAS.K. ALDRIDGE that is to say I will to my daughter EUPHENIA P. DYE my piano which piano is now at my father’s in the town of Plano in Collin County and that she the said EUPHENIA my daughter is to exercise full control and ownership over the same. Witness my hand this August 8th 1878.

 

                                                                                                                HENRY DYE

 

Witness                  F. J. VANCE

                                W. T. JACKSON

 

 

Written in margin: Proof

 

The State of Texas              County Court

County of Collin                   Sept. term A. D.

1878. In the matters of the Estate of HENRY DYE deceased. Now come F. J. VANCE into open court and being duly sworn says that the codicil now upon file in the papers of said DYE’S estate was made & Executed by said DYE in his presence on the 8th day of August A. D. 1878 and that he and W. T. JACKSON signed the same as witnesses at the request of said testator & each were over the age of 14 years.

                                                                                                                F. J. VANCE

 

 

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Sworn to & subscribed before me this 24th day of September A. D. 1878.

                                                                                                T. C. Goodner

                                                                                Co. Judge             Co. Co.

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Community Estate A. M. and M. E. INGRAM

 

State of Texas      Know all men by these present that we ALEX M. INGRAM as principal and (blank) as sureties

Collin County       acknowledge ourselves bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County Texas and his successors in office in the sum of Eight Hundred dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs & legal representatives jointly and severally firmly by these present. Conditioned that ALEX M. INGRAM surviving husband of MARY E. INGRAM deceased will faithfully administrator the community Estate of himself and his deceased wife and pay over one half of the surplus after payment of the debts with which the whole is properly chargeable to such persons or person as shall be entitled to receive it. Witness our hands this Sept. 30th 1878.

                                                                                                                ALEX M. INGRAM

                                                                                                                J. W. KEENE

                                                                                                                JAMES N. GENT (?)

                                                                                                                JOE BLAKENDEE (?)

 

Written in margin: Inventory

 

Inventory and appraisement of the community property of ALEX M. INGRAM and his deceased wife MARY E. INGRAM to wit:

 

Lot nos. 92 x 93 in Block no. 13 in the town of McKinney valued at the sum of     $800.00

 

We the undersigned appraisers of the community Estate of ALEX M

 

 

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…& MARY E. INGRAM dec. duly appointed by the County Court of Collin County do swear that the amount set opposite the items in the above inventory is a fair and correct valuation of the same to the best of our Knowledge and belief.

                                                                                                K. W. KEENE

                                                                                                J. T. SCOTT                          Appraisers

                                                                                                JAMES N. GENT

 

Sworn to before me this Sept. 30th 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

State of Texas

Collin County       I, ALEX M. INGRAM, surviving husband of MARY E. INGRAM dec’d. do solemnly [swear] that the above is a full and complete inventory & list of claims belonging to the county (?) Estate of himself & his deceased wife that has come to his Knowledge.

                                                                                ALEX M. INGRAM

 

Sworn to before me this Sept. 30th 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

Written in margin: Inventory & Appraisement

                                Community Property

 

Estate [of] WILLIAM TEEL, Dec.

 

Inventory and appraisement of the Community property of Wm. TEEL dec’d. and SARAH TEEL the surviving wife of the paid (??) Wm. TEEL dec’d.

 

                                                                                Real Estate

 

CHARLES KEENEN’S Headright 15 acres 2.00                                                            30.00

J. M. BOND’S Headright 56 acres 10.00                                                                        560.00

                                                                                                                                             $590.00

 

                                                                                Personal Property

 

9-3 year old steers                                              $16.00 each                                         144.00

9 Barren cows                                                       11.00                                                       99.00

3-2 year old steers                                                12.00                                                       36.00

1-1 year old steer                                                                    6.00                                                       18.00

17 cows & calves                                                   15.00                                                    255.00

3-2 year old heifers                                               10.00 each                                             30.00

8 Yearling(s)                                                             6.00                                                       28.00

1 bull                                                                                                                                         10.00

1 Yoke cattle                                                                                                                            50.00

 

 

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1 sorrel mare & colt                                                                                                                40.00

1 Bay mare & colt                                                                                                                                   30.00

1 Gray mare & colt                                                                                                                 40.00

2 mares old $10.00 each                                                                                                      20.00

1 Bay Filley [filly]                                                                                                                     30.00

1 Black Filley [filly]                                                                                                                  30.00

1 Black Horse 2 years old                                                                                                     15.00

1 Black Horse 3 years old                                                                                                     15.00

1 Gray Horse                                                                                                                           40.00

1 Bay Horse Pariss (?)                                                                                                          50.00

1 Bay Hose Ceilum (?)                                                                                                          50.00

1 Black Stallion                                                                                                                    100.00

8 Hogs 4.50 each                                                                                                                                   36.00

1 Wagon                                                                                                                                   20.00

1 cultivator                                                                                                                               20.00

1 Plow                                                                                                                                         1.00

3 set plow gear 1.50 each                                                                                                      4.50

1 ox wagon                                                                                                                              10.00

2 Hoes                                                                                                                                         .50

2 axes                                                                                                                                         1.50

1 Grind stone                                                                                                                             1.50

1 Brace & bit                                                                                                                              1.00

1 Cross cut saw                                                                                                                        2.00

1 Hand saw                                                                                                                               1.50

1 shovel                                                                                                                                        .75

1 Pitch Fork                                                                                                                                  .75

2 chisels                                                                                                                                                       .60

1 set buggy irons                                                                                                                      3.00

325 Bushels wheat 40c. per bushel                                                                                                130.00

500 Bushels corn 15 per bushel                                                                                        75.00

1 yearling Heifer                                                                                                                      6.00

                                                                                                                                          $1465.00

 

A.E. QUISENBERRY

JAMES S. HOWARD

C. B. QUISENBERRY

 

Inventory and appraisement of the separate property belonging to the Estate of Wm. TEEL dec’d.

 

                                                                Real Estate

 

L. H. McNEAL Headright 15 acres 10.00                                                                       $  150.00

L. H. McNEAL Headright 15 acres 10.00                                                                           150.00

Wm. McNEAL Headright 320 acres 5.00                                                                          1600.00

B. F. McNEAL Headright 295 acres 20.00                                                                        5900.00

B. F. McNEAL Headright 25 acres 5.00                                                                               125.00

W. C. LEWIS Headright 160 acres 10.00                                                                           1600.00

 

A.E. QUISENBERRY

JAMES S. HOWARD

C. B. QUISENBERRY

 

 

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State of Texas

County of Collin                   Before me B. S. Shelbourn J. P. in and for said County personally appeared A. E. QUISENBERY, C. V. QUISENBERRY and JAMES S. HOWARD who have been duly appointed by the County Court of Collin County and were duly sworn as appraisers of the Estate of Wm. TEEL decd. &c. as given under my hand and signature this the 18th day of Sept. 1878.

                                                                                                B. S. Shelbourne J. P.

 

Personally appeared before the undersigned authority SAMUEL YOUNG who on oaths says that the inventory & list of property retuned as the property of Wm. TEEL dec’d. is a full and complete inventory and list of the property and claims of his intestate that has come to the Knowledge of this affiant.

                                                                                                                his

                                                                                                SAMUEL X YOUNG

                                                                                                                mark

 

Sworn and subscribed to before me this the 26th day of Sept. 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

Written in margin: Report of Sale, personal property

 

Estate of                                                Collin County Court

Wm. TEEL Dec.                   November term 1878

                                                Now comes SAMUEL YOUNG administrator of the Estate of Wm. TEEL dec’d. and shows to the court that in obedience to an order of this court made at the last term thereof he has sold for cash two perishable property (sic)—to wit. Nine beef steers—to A. B. MAYES at 16.00 per head making $144.00 and one iron gray horse to JAMES TEEL for the sum of forty dollars he would state that the above property is all that he has disposed of. The premises considered your reporter asked that this report be received and comprised (?).

                                                                                                                Jenkins & Muse

                                                                                                                                Attys. for YOUNG

 

 

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Personally appeared before the undersigned authority SAMUEL YOUNG who on oath sys that the above and foregoing report contains a true and correct statement & account of the sales of personal property made by him on or about the 20th day of October 1878.

 

                                                                                                               his

                                                                                                SAMUEL X YOUNG

                                                                                                                Mark

 

 

Sworn & subscribed to before me this 29th of November 1878.

                                                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                                                By P. Walton Dpy.

 

 

[Map of TEEL HOMESTEAD-unable to reproduce]

 

Written in margin: Homestead

 

Plant and field notes of 200 acres in two tract(s) surveyed for a homestead for MRS. SARAH TEEL situated in the Western part of Collin County on the divide between the waters of Trinity and the Elm Fork. The Home tract consisting of 179 acres a part of two survey in the name of B. L. McNEIL and J. M. BOUNDS. Beginning at a rock in the NE cor. of the McNEIL survey and the NW corner of the J. M. BOUNDS survey Thence  W 33 70/100 chs. a bois d’arc stake Thence S 36 54/100 chs. a stake in the s line of the McNEIL survey Thence E at 33 70/100 chs. passing the se cor. of the McNEIL survey containing E in all 46 35/100 chs a stake in the Dallas & Preston Road Thence N 7° 15 E 38 chs. a stake Thence W 18 chs. to the place of beginning containing 179 acres, 123 acres of McNEIL & 56 acres of BOUNDS survey. The timber tract situated on the S prong of Stewart’s creek and part of two surveys in the name of B. L. McNEIL and L. H. McNEIL Beginning 15 chs. w. of the se cor. of the L. H. McNEAL (sic) survey on a pile the same being the NW corner of the B. L. McNEAL (sic) 25 acre survey a stake from which a red bud 3 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S. 8 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 8 lks. Thence North the…

 

 

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…E. line of a tract sold to JNO. HUFFMAN to the centre of the south prong of Stuart’s (sic) creek Thence up the centre there of to a corner in the bed thereof 4 27/100 chs s. of the se corner of the L. H. McNEAL survey from which an elm 6 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. N 80° E 20 lks. Thence W 15 chs. to a stake on the W line of the B. L. McNEAL survey from which a hackberry 4 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 45° E 25 lks Thence N 4 27/100 chs. to the place of beginning containing 21 acres of the L. H. McNEAL and 6 acres of the B. L. McNEAL surveys. Surveyed November the 27th 1878.

                                                                                                T. B. WILSON Co. sur.

 

R. R. McCONNELL             Chainmen

& ADAM TEEL

I THOS. B. WILSON Cosurveyor Collin Co. Texas do hereby certify that the foregoing survey was made according to law that the boundaries corners with the marks both natural and certified are truly described in the above plat and field notes. Given under my hand this Nov. the 28th 1878.

                                                                                                                T. B. WILSON Cosur.

 

 

Written in margin: BOND

 

Est[ate] of JULIA BURNS a minor

 

State of Texas      Know all men by these present that we ERVIN F. BROWN as principal and (blank) as sureties are

Collin County       held & firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of five thousand dollars the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs & legal represents jointly and severally firmly by these present the condition of the above bond are such that whereas on the 18 day of Nov. 1878 ERVIN F. BROWN was appointed by the County Court of Collin Co. guardian of the person and Estate of JULIA BURNS a minor. Now is the said ERVIN F. BROWN shall faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person & Estate of…

 

 

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…said minor required on said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise remain in full force & effect. Witness our hands this Nov. 18, 1878.

                                                                                                E. F. BROWN

                                                                                                W. H. TAYLOR

                                                                                                JAS. W. BAINES

                                                                                                G. R. YANTIS

                                                                                                J. H. JENKINS

 

Written in margin: Oath

 

 

Personally appeared before the undersigned authority ERVIN F. BROWN who upon oath says he will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person & Estate of JULIA BURNS minor.

 

                                                                                                                E. F. BROWN

 

Sworn to before me Nov. 18th 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

 

Written in the margin: Inventory

 

Inventory of the real & personal property belonging to the Estate of JULIA M. BURNS minor.

 

Money on hand                                                                                                                                    $128.40

 

Two notes on THOS. PIERCE payable to B.T. BURNS or bearer purchase money

                on land in Navarro Co. First dated Jany 1, 1878 due Aug 1, 1878 with

                10% from date for                                                                                                                                  250.00

 

Second note same day on same party payable to same party due Jany. 1 1879

                without interest till maturity                                                                                                                   550.00

 

Note on L. M. BRATTON payable to JULIA BROWN dated Aug 16, 1878 due

                Nov. 1, 1879 with 12% interest after maturity                                                                                     95.00

 

1 mare & colt in Limestone Co. salice (?)                                                                                           30.00

 

Undivided ½ int[erest] in 70 acres of land in Limestone Co. part GER. (?) GERTHY (?)

                Hdright [headright]                                                                                                                 500.00

1 wardrobe                                                                                                                                                10.00

Bed & bedding                                                                                                                                        100.00

 

 

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                                                                Total                                                                                      $2163.40

 

Personally appeared before the undersigned authority ERVIN F. BROWN guardian of the person & Estate of JULIA BROWN minor who upon Oath says that the foregoing is a full inventory & description of all the real & personal property books papers evidences of debts and all debts due or to become due belonging to her estate as far as he has been able to ascertain & that he is not bound or indebted to he said ward.

 

                                                                                E. F. BROWN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me Nov. 18th 1878.

 

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Annual Report

 

Est[ate of] JAMES STEWART Dec.                                 

                                                                               

In Estate of JAMES STEWART                                         In the Count

                    vs.                                                                       Court of Collin

J. M. STEWART admr.                                                       County September

term 1878                                             To the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County Texas your reporter J. M. STEWART administrator of the Estate of JAMES STEWART deceased would beg leave to file this his report in pursuance of an order of this court entered at the (blank) term thereof A. D. 1878, and says that as required by said order of this court at said (blank) term he sold the following described property belonging to said Estate for cash at private sale to wit: six head of cattle for                                                                                                     $40.00

One cow for the sum of                                                                                                                                        14.00   

1 three year old steer                                                                                                                                            13.00

5 head of hogs 1 cook stove                                                                                                                            

1 table 1 Kettle old set of harness                                                                                                                      18.00

1 two horse waggon (sic)                                                                                                                                     29.50

8 Bush. wheat                                                                                                                                                          4.00

Carpenter tools                                                                                                                                                        3.00

                                                                                                                Total:                                                 $131.50

 

And your report says that he has received the above named amount and that he had paid int. to these entitled to the same the following amounts.

 

 

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To J. M. BENGE Clerk of the County of Collin county the sum of                                                             $28.10

As will appear from voucher no. 1 here with filed to GEORGE and E. M. WHITE                                   18.68

as per voucher no. 2.

To W. S. DEWEY & S. M. DEWEY                                                                                                                       18.68

as per voucher no. 3

To J. L. & M. J. ALEXANDER                                                                                                                               18.68

as per voucher no. 4

to J. W. & D. A. ALEXANDER                                                                                                                               18.68

as per voucher no. t & your

reporter is one of the Heirs of said Estate & as such entitled to                                                                     18.68

                                                                                                                Total Expenditures                            $121.50                  

 

And by the above report it seems that your administrator has received the sum of $121.50 and has paid out to J. M. BENGE and the heirs of said Estate the sum of $121.50 making his account of the sale of the personal property of his decedent & what he has paid out agree wherefore he prays that this report may be approved by the court.

 

                                                                                                                J. M. STEWART

 

Sworn to before me Sept. 18, 1878

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                Co. Court Collin Co.

                                                Texas

 

Written in margin: Report of sale                                     

 

 

Est[ate of] H. H. TUCKER Dec.

 

State of Texas                      In County Court

 Collin County                      Nov. Term 1878

To the County Court of said County J. M. TUCKER admr. of the Estate of H. H. TUCKER decd. begs leave to report that in obedience to an order of your Hon. Court he has sold to JOHN JOHNSON for the sum of four dollars per acre cash the following described tract of land to wit. Situated in Collin County part of L. B. HAMM survey beginning in the N line of said survey from which its NW cor. brs. W 22 75/100 chs. an Elm…

 

 

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…12 in. in dia. marked X brs. S 44° W 10 chs. Thence E 17 02/100 chs. a stake from (?) which a dead bois d’arc 10 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 20° E 29 chs. Thence S 19  chs. to centre of East Fork from which a Spanish oak 12 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. N 50 chs. Thence up the same in the centre thereof in westhing (?) 7 37/100 chs. & northing (?) 1 ch. Thence N to the N bank Thence up the same with its N bank in westing 9 65/100 chs. & northing 10 chs. a stake on the N margin of creek from which all Elm 15 in. in dia. mrkd. X brs. N 75° W 30 chs. Thence N 8 chs to the beginning containing 29 ¾ acres. Reporter would represent that said land sold for its reasonable cash value & prays that the same be approved.

                                                                                                J. M. TUCKER

                                                administrator for Est[ate] of H. H. TUCKER dec.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me This Nov. 21st 1878.

                                                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

Written in margin: Bond

 

Community Estate of CATHARINE and W. P. CHAPMAN

 

State of Texas                      Now all men by these present that we CATHARINE CHAPMAN surviving wife of W. P.

Collin County                       CHAPMAN as principal and (blank) as sureties area held and firmly bond unto the County Judge of said county and his successors in office for the sum of Thirty seven hundred and thirty six dollars conditioned that the said CATHARINE CHAPMAN shall well and faithfully perform all the duties incumbent on her as surviving wife of W. P. CHAPMAN dec. and after paying of the debts against said Estate shall pay over to those entitled [to] their shares of said Estate. Witness our hand this Nov. 26th 1878.

 

                                                                                CATHARINE CHAPMAN

 

 

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                                                                                JOHN N. CHAPMAN

                                                                                A.J. CHAPMAN

                                                                                U. (?) D. CHAPMAN

                                                                                L. D. CHAPMAN

                                                                                R. MURCHISON

                                                                                O. S. CHAPMAN

                                                                                JOSHUA GOTCHER

                                                                                W. H. TAYLOR

                                                                                T. B. CHAPMAN

                                                                                D. D. GRAHAM

 

 

Written in margin: Inventory and appraisement

 

Inventory of the property of both real and personal of the Estate of W. P. CHAPMAN dec.

 

                                                                                Real Estate

 

164 acres of the homestead                                                                                             $2952.00

6 acres of timbered land                                                                                                          12.00 (?)

5 acres of timbered land                                                                                                          10.00 (?)

 

                                                                                Live stock

 

1 Bay Horse 15 ½ hands 20 yrs. old                                                                                                      20.00

1 sorrel Horse 15 hands 20 yrs. old                                                                                       25.00

1 Bay mare 14 hands 12 yrs. old                                                                                           20.00

1 Brown year old filly                                                                                                                15.00

1 sorrel sucking colt                                                                                                                  10.00               

2 Brown cows and calves (8 years old)                                                                                30.00

1 Red ruly (?) cow 2 years old                                                                                                  8.00

1 year old heifer                                                                                                                          6.00

1 Dun bull 2 years old                                                                                                                6.00

6 pork Hogs                                                                                                                                36.00

4 stock hogs                                                                                                                                 5.00

 

 

                                                                                Farming Implements &c

 

1 Mitchel wagon                                                                                                                        70.00

1 old bois d’arc wagon                                                                                                               8.00

1 old buggy                                                                                                                                   5.00

½ int[erest] in Campion [Champion?] Reaper                                                                                     10.00

1 old Ky. Harvester                                                                                                                      2.00

½ int. in switch (?) tools                                                                                                              5.00

1 sulky plow                                                                                                                                50.00

1 Garden city cultivator                                                                                                             15.00

1 Diamond plow                                                                                                                          4.00

1 cary plow                                                                                                                                   2.00

1 double shovel plow                                                                                                                 1.00

Old (unreadable) in bulk                                                                                                            2.00

150 bushels of corn                                                                                                                  37.50                                               

25 bushels of wheat                                                                                                                 10.00

2 bee stands                                                                                                                               12.00

1 broken sleet (?) carpenters tools                                                                                       11.00

 

 

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1 pr. of plm. (?) harness                                                                                                             1.25

3 old Hoes                                                                                                                                      .50

 

                                                                        Household & Kitchen Furniture

 

4 bed steads                                                                                                                                 1.00

4 feather beds & Clothing                                                                                                        57.50

1 Bureau                                                                                                                                       4.00

1 safe                                                                                                                                             2.00                               

1 clock                                                                                                                                           5.00

1 silver watch                                                                                                                             10.00

1 Revolving Calendar                                                                                                                 1.00

1 Looking glass                                                                                                                             .25               

1 set of chairs                                                                                                                               4.00

1 book case and books                                                                                                            15.00

1 stove and vessels                                                                                                                    5.00

1 table & ware                                                                                                                              5.00

1 small truck                                                                                                                                   .50

1 wash Kettle                                                                                                                                1.50

2 tubs & wash board                                                                                                                     .25

3 Lard stands                                                                                                                               1.50

2 Barrels                                                                                                                                        1.00

1 double barrel shot gun                                                                                                            5.00

1 side saddle                                                                                                                                9.00

    Available notes and accounts      

One note L. WISDOM                                                                                                            $110.00

One account WITCH KING                                                                                                       36.00                              

One account A. J. CHAPMAN                                                                                                  40.00

One account J. Y. BOWMAN                                                                                                   10.00

                                                                                                Total                                       $3735.25              

 

The State of Texas

County of Collin                   Before me C. C. Perrin a Justice of the Peace and Ex officio Notary Public in & for Collin County this day personally appeared CATHARINE CHAPMAN surviving wife of W. P. CHAPMAN deceased who being duly sworn on oath says that the above and foregoing list of property and claims is a fully and complete list of all the Estate of W. P. CHAPMAN deceased intested [intestate?] both real and persona all being their common property to the best of her Knowledge and belief.

                                                                                                                    her

                                                                                                CATHARINE X CHAPMAN                                                                                                                                                                                     mark

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 22nd day of November A. D. 1878. Witness my official signature and seal…

 

 

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…of office.

                                                                                                C. C. Perrin, J. P.

L. S.                                                                        And ex office    Notary Public           

 

 

The State of Texas                              Before me the

County of Collin                                   undersigned authority

This day appeared B. J. BUNKLEY and W. H. JEAN (?) who being duly sworn on oath says that the above and foregoing list is a fully and complete inventory and appraisement of all the Estate of W. P. CHAPMAN dec’d. intestate and containing only common property real and personal of him the dec’d. and wife and that the appraisement thereof is also correct in every particular.

 

                                                                                B. J. BUNKLEY

                                                                                W. H. JEAN (?)

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23rd day of November 1878. Witness my officials signature and seal of office.

 

                                                                                                C. C. Perrin

L. S.                                                                        J. P. and Ex officio

                                                                                                                Notary Public

 

The State of Texas              Before me the undersigned authority this day personally appeared JOSHUA GOTCHER

County of Collin                   and being duly sworn on oath says that the above and foregoing list is a full and complete inventory and appraisement of all the Estate both real and personal of W. P. CHAPMAN deceased intestate and contains all & only the community property of deceased and surviving wife and that the appraisement thereof is correct in every particular as far as they can ascertain.

                                                                                                                JOSHUA GOTCHER

 

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Sworn to and subscribed before me the undersigned authority. Witness my official signature and seal of office This 25th day of November 1878.

L. S.                                                                        C. C. Perrin J. P. and

                                Ex office Notary Public

 

 

Written in margin: Report

                      

Est[ate of] G. R. MARTIN Dec.

 

A.H. WEAVER Exer. [Executor]                         To the Hon.

of the Estate of                                     T. C. Goodner

G. R. MARTIN decd.                                            Judge

A. H. WEAVER Extr. of the Estate of G. R. MARTIN dec’d. begs leave to file this his annual Report of the condition of his testor’s estate and says that he has in his hand $300 in Gold belonging to said Estate as reported to the county court in his annual report of 1877 and that he has paid to MRS. BETTIE A MARTIN the widow of G. R. MARTIN deceased the amount of $30.00 the interest on said $300 as directed by the will of said G. R. MARTIN dec’d. and her receipt is herewith filed and made a part of this report and marked Exhibit (1) Sept. 23rd 1878.

 

A.H. WEAVER

Sworn to before me Sept. 23rd 1878.

                                                J. M. Benge Clerk

 

Written in margin: Report

 

Est[ate of] M. W. ALLEN Dec.

 

MRS. V. H. ALLEN admrx. of the Estate of M. W. ALLEN dec. begs leave to make the following exhibit of the condition of said Estate.

 

Money on hand report file Feby 26 1877                                                                                                       $192.41

Collected from T. J. ROSS on land C. BROWN survey in Tarrant Co.                                                        960.00

                                                                                                                                Total                                    $1152.41                 

 

Amt. paid & Commissions                                                                                                                                

Paid Taxes v. 1                                                                                                                                                         41.03

Paid Throckmorton Brown & Bro. v. 2                                                                                                                100.00                                                                                               

 



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