Collin County Probate Minutes D




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[margin note: “notice”]



The State of Texas In the County Court

County of Collin To the Nov. term 1879.

The State of Texas To the Sheriff or Constable of Collin County Greetings. You are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most public places in your county one of which shall be at the Court House door copies of the following notice:

The State of Texas. To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of JOHN HUFFMAN dec. JOSH. (JOSEPH?) BAINES has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for the probate of the last will of JOHN HUFFMAN dec. which will be heard at the next term of said court commencing on the 3rd Monday in Nov. 1879 at the Court House thereof in the City of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said Estate may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

Therein fail not under penalty of law and of this writ make due return. Issued the 16th day of October 1879. Witness J. M. Benge clerk of said court and the seal thereof at office in the City of McKinney this 16th day of Oct. 1879,

J. M. Benge

L. S. of the County Court of Collin County

By P. Walton D. C.


[margin note: “sheriff’s Return”]


Came to hand the 16th day of Oct. 1879 and Executed the same day by posting copies of the within in three public places in the county, one of which was at the Court House door.


Wms. Warden

Sheriff Collin County


[margin note: “will”]


In the name of God amen. I JOHN HUFFMAN of Fairview farm Collin County, Texas being of declining age & heath, of sound mind & memory, calling to mind the uncertainty of life and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs and directing how the Estates (sic) with which it has pleased God to bless me, shall be dispose[d] of after my decease which have strength and capacity—so to do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made at any time I command my Spirit to God my merciful creator Redeemer and Sanctifier…




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and in hope of Joyful resurrection I commit my body to Christian burial to the Earth in my lot in Rowlett Creek Church Yard.

First


I direct that all my Just debts and funeral charges shall by my Executor hereinafter named be paid out of my Estate as soon after my deceased as shall be found convenient.


Second


I give & bequeath unto my faithful and beloved wife HELEN N. HUFFMAN all my household and kitchen furniture silver plate & ware books pictures my pair of horses and buggy and all property Exempt from forced sale by the laws of this State and the sum of Four thousand dollars to be paid to her by my Executor within twelve months after my deceased To have and to hold the same unto the said HELEN N. HUFFMAN her heirs and legal representations forever. I also give to her the use of my dwelling house its houses (?) lots gardens orchards and all appetencies to the same belonging the same being the place where I now reside situate[d] in Collin County. To have and to hold the same unto said H. N. HUFFMAN during her natural life. I also de [decree?] that the net proceeds arising from the rent of all land & tenements belonging to my Estate be paid to my said wife the said H. N. HUFFMAN annually by my Executor (to do with as she may deem proper) so long as she may live.


Third


I have heretofore advanced and given to my children the following amounts which I desire and direct to be charged against them in the final distribution of my Estate among my heirs, to wit:


To AMANDA COLLIER one thousand Eight hundred and Fourteen Dollars ($1814.00)

To P. A. HUFFMAN one Thousand & four Hundred dollars ($1400.00)

To J. S. HUFFMAN one thousand fifteen Dollars ($1015.00)

To E. L. HUFFMAN Two thousand and Three hundred and seventy five Dollars ($2375.00)

To W. G. HUFFMAN One Thousand Five hundred dollars ($1500,00)

To MARY E. HARRINGTON Nine Hundred & Seventy Dollars ($970.00)

To LOUISA DAUGHERTY sic hundred dollars ($600.00)




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To ELVIRA HOLMES One Thousand nine hundred and fifteen Dollars ($1915.00)

To REBECCA HOLMES Two Thousand and seventy five Dollars $$2075)

To LUCY S. HOLMES One thousand six Hundred and Eighty nine Dollars ($1689.00)

To MARTHA HARRINGTON nine hundred & fifty dollars ($950.00)


I desire and direct that all the residue of my Estate remaining after the death of my said wife shall be equally divided among my said children, or their heirs share & share alike taking into account the said advancements above specified Provided that if any heir or heirs deny or controvert having received said amount they shall not be entitled to anything more from my Estate and I direct that my said Estate be divided equally as aforesaid among the other heirs which shall not deny and controvert the amounts to them charged.


Fourth


I nominate and appoint JOSEPH W. BAINES to be Executor of this will and direct that no security be required of him as Executor of this will and direct that no security be required of him as Executor.


Fifth


It is my will that no other action shall be had in the County Court in the administration of my Estate than to prove and record this will and to return an Inventory and appraisement of my Estate. I authorized and Empower my said Executor to sell and dispose of any portion of my said Estate at public or private sale in a manner that maybe best for the purpose of paying my Just debts and legacies herein bequeathed saving and Excepting from such sale and disposition that my portion of my Estate specifically devised and I also authorize and empower & direct my Executor to sell on a credit of twelve (12) months all property remaining out and at the deceased of my said wife and upon the payment of the purchase money of same to divide the next proceeds as directed heretofore on the 3rd division of this will. Witness my hand this 25th day of December A. D. 1877 in the presence of who attest the same at my request.


JOHN HUFFMAN




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The above was now here subscribed by JOHN HUFFMAN in our presence ___(and?) at his request & in his presence signed our names hereto as attesting witnesses.

W. L. MERONEY (?)

JOE FORMAN

Filed Oct. 20th 1879

J. M. Benge clerk


[margin note: “Proof of will”]


The State of Texas County Court Nov. term

County of Collin A. D. 1879. In open court.

JOSEPH FORMAN being duly sworn says that on the 25th day of December A. D. 1879 he saw the instrument of writing here shown him purporting to be the last will and testament of JOHN HUFFMAN and on file in the County Court of said county and he the said JOSEPH FORMAN saw the said JOHN HUFFMAN sign the same in his presence and in the presence of W. L. MERONEY (?) that the said JOSEPH FORMAN and W. L. MERONEY (?) signed the said instrument on the said 25th day of December A. D. 1877 in the presence of the said JOHN HUFFMAN at his request that the said HUFFMAN was at the time of the Execution of said will twenty one years of age and of a sound mind and that the said subscribing witnesses were each above fourteen years of age.


JOE FORMAN


Sworn to and subscribed before me this Nov. 19th 1879. T. C. Goodner


[margin note: “oath”]



The State of Texas I JOSEPH W. BAINES do solemnly swear that the will which has

County of Collin been offered by me for probate is the last will and testament of JOHN HUFFMAN deceased so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Executor of said will of the Estate of said HUFFMAN.

JOS. W. BAINES


Sworn to before me this Nov. 19th 1879.

J. M. Benge Clerk

Co. Court Collin Co. Texas




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[margin note: “T. D. HOLLIDAY et al/Bond”]


The State of Texas Know all men by these presences (sic) that we Wm. H.

County of Collin HOLLIDAY as principal and J. T. MELTON and

DAVID MELTON as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of One thousand dollars conditioned that the above bound Wm. H. HOLLIDAY who has been appointed by the said County Judge guardian of the Estates of THOMAS D., MORNIA A., JULIA S., MAGGIE P., MARY F. and CHARLIE A. HOLLIDAY ­­­____? will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estates of said wards according to law. Witness our hands at McKinney, Texas this 17th day of November A. D. 1879.


W. H. Principal

J. T. MELTON surety

DAVID MELTON


[margin notes: “oath”]


I, Wm. H. HOLLIDAY do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estates of THOMAS D., MORNIA A., JULIA S., MAGGIE P., MARY F. and CHARLIE A. HOLLIDAY, minors according to law.

Wm. H. HOLLIDAY


Subscribed and sworn to before me this 16th day of November A. D. 1879.

J. M. Benge County

Clerk of Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

By P. Walton Dpy.


[margin note: “inventory and appraisement”]


Inventory and appraisement of the Estates of THOMAS D., MORNIA A., JULIA S., MAGGIE P., MARY F. and CHARLIE A. HOLLIDAY.


Real Estate


56 acres of land in W. H. HOLLIDAY survey situate[d] in Collin County, Texas

valued at $840.00


JOHN A. BUCK Appraisers

Wm. M. BUSH

L. L. FINLEY


Subscribed and sworn to before me this 16th day of November A. D. 1879.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.


I, Wm. H. HOLLIDAY guardian of the Estates of THOMAS D., MORNIA A., JULIA S., MAGGIE P., MARY F. and CHARLIE A. HOLLIDAY minors do solemnly swear that the foregoing…




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Inventory is a true and perfect inventory of all property belonging to the Estates of the said minors.


W. H. HOLLIDAY


Subscribed & sworn to before me this 16th day of Nov. 1879.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.

Filed Nov. 17th 1879. J. M. Benge Clerk

By. P. Walton Dpy.


[margin note: “R. B. BUMPASS”]


State of Texas In the Estate of R. B. BUMPASS

Collin County Decd. To the Honorable T. C. Goodner

County Judge of Collin County. We the undersigned appointed to appraise the Estate of R. B. BUMPASS deceased would beg leave to make this following report. All the property is the separate property of the deceased.


Real Estate


210 acres of land at $7.40 per acre $1554.00


Personal Property


2 mulch cows with their calves

$30.00


1 two year old heifer

10.


1 Bed stead

5.


Bed Clothing

15.


1 Deal box

.50


1 Deal table

.50


Spoons

5.00


1 violin

3.00

69.00


total

$1623.00


We the undersigned commissioners as aforesaid do solemnly swear that the foregoing inventory and appraisement of the Estate of R. B. BUMPASS deceased is correct and covers the entire of said Estate as sworn to us.

HENRY CARVER

E. L. BR_DWARE

E. STRIPTIN


Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 8th day of November A. D. 1879.

J. S. Rike J. P.

Precinct No. 2 Collin Co. Texas


State of Texas In County Court November

Collin County term 1879.

In re To the Honorable T. C.

The Estate of Goodner County Judge of

R. D. BUMPASS Collin County.

deceased The following list of claims…




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due the Estate of R. D. BUMPASS deceased is hereby submitted.


1 pro note signed by THOS. H. BUMPASS of Millwood Collin County dated 31st Dec.

1872 due 25th Dec.1875 rate of Int. not mentd. [mentioned] $100.00

1 do signed by JAMES C. BUMPASS Millwood Collin Co. dated 27th August 1875 due

one day after date with interest at 10 percent per ann [annum] $265.00

1 do signed by R. C. SMITH Farmersville Collin Co. dated 27th August 1875 due 1 day

after date rate of interest not mentioned. $122.00

1 do signed by J. E. JONES Farmersville Collin Co. dated 1st Febry. 1877 due on day

after date rate of interest not mentioned $ 70.00

1 do signed by the same dated 27th August 1875 due 1 day after date rate of interest

not mentioned $126.30

1 do signed by HENRY CARVER Farmersville dated 17th April 1876 due 1 day after

date with int. [interest] at 10 p/c per ann [annum] $ 41.50

Less payment on Nov. 1—1877 $10.00

1 do signed by L. C. BUMPASS Farmersville dated 10th May 1877 due on day

after date with interest not mentioned $ 54.00

less payment on Nov. 1st 1877 $20 $ 34.00

1 pro note signed by JAMES H. STANIFER & E__? STANDFORD Farmersville

dated 10th May 1877 due 1 day after date with interest at 12 per ct per ann. $204.47

Less payment on Nov. 15 1877 $24.00

Jany. 10 1879 $115.76 139.76 $ 64.71

1 Pro note signed by JOHN W. PEARCE of Greenville Hunt Co. dated Jany. 1st

1877 due 1 day after date Int. 10 % per ann. $ 37.80


To which add the following which state upon their face that they are to be acctd. for

In due Course of admr. interest.

L. C. SMITH dated 1st Jany. 1875 40.00

J. E. JONES 27 Aug 1875 40.00

T. H. BUMPASS no date 40.00

Total subsisting Pro notes $1007.31


To which add one due bill signed by JOHN K. BUMPASS, Terrell Kaufman Co.

dated 11 January 1875 $ 212.00

1 due bill signed by L. C. SMITH dated 15th May 1880 with 10% interest 76.00

1 pro noted signed by THOS. H. BUMPASS dated 4th Dec. 1874 & due 1

day after date no notes of interest mentioned 25.85

1 pro [note] by same due & dated 28th Dec. 1873 with int. at 10 perct. per ann. 85.00




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1 do signed by JOHN K. BUMPASS dated 1st of January 1875 on same terms as the

three 40.00 notes above 40.00

also due by JAMES C. BUMPASS on a/c of the payment by a note due by him to W. A.

BUMPASS for which deceased was security & would he paid off on 7th Decr. 1876 $204.00

Indebtness out of date $642.85

Indebtedness not evidenced by writing

due (?) by MARTIN BILNWARE (?) Farmersville for corn (?) delivered to him by L. C.

SMITH sold him by dec. on 25th Dec. 1878. $16.25

due by SAM RAINEY (Melissa for corn sold him in April 1878. 10.00

due by PIERCE WILKERSON for corn sold him for his sisters use in Mch. 1877 6.00 $32.25

THOS. H. BUMPASS owes for wheat and TOM TABOR of Hopkins County for corn the amt. I have not been as yet to discover.


Total of subsisting Claims $1039.56


The following claims are due the Estate:

by H. R. BUMPASS of Rocksborough North Carolina but are all out of state (date?)

1 pro note dated 11th Decr. 1871 due 1st Aug.1874 with 6% int. from date $521.00

Collected for deceased a debt due by one NEWTON DAY in Spring of 1876 and not

accounted for $100.00

Property sold by said H. L. BUMPASS for W. A. BUMPASS about 10 years ago

for 50.00 & claim bought from the latter by deceased $50.00

$671.00


All the property was the separate property of deceased.

J. CHURCH


Total subsisting claims

Claims out of date in Texas 642.85

Claims out date N. C. 671.00

Total out of Date $1313.85


As per appraisement attached:

Real Estate 1554.00

Personal Property 69.00

Total amount $2662.56


To which add int. on claim.

JOHN CHURCH

Admr. of Estate of

R. D. BUMPASS dec’d.




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State of Texas Personally appeared before me the undersigned

Collin County authority JOHN CHURCH admr. of the Estate of R. D. BUMPASS who after being by me duly sworn on oath says that the inventory & list hereto attached is a full & complete inventory & list of the property and claims of the said R. D. BUMPASS Decd. which have comes to his knowledge.

JOHN CHURCH


Sworn & subscribed before me this 18th day of November A. D. 1879.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By P. Walton Dpy


[margin note: “A. CREWS” “application to probate will”}


State of Texas

Collin County Collin County Court November term 1879. To the County Court of Collin County Texas. JOHN T. MELTON a citizen of Collin County Texas shows to the Court that A. CREWS died at his home in Collin County on or about the 22nd day of October 1879 leaving real and personal property of the probable value of twelve Hundred dollars and a will duly Executed as petitioner believes that the said CREWS at the time of his death resided in said County & state that this petitioner was named Executer of said will and is capable of receiving letters testamentary that the said CREWS was in debt at the time of his death and that his Estate is now in debt. The premises considered petitioner prays that the notice required by law be given of the filing of this application that said will be admitted to probate for letters testamentary and for such other relief as to the Court may seem appropriate.

Jenkins and Muse

Attys. for MELTON


[margin note: “notice”]


The State of Texas

County of Collin In the County Court. To the Nov. term 1879.

The State of Texas. To the Sheriff or Constable of Collin County, Greeting. You are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most public places in your county one of which shall be at the Court House door copies of the following notice. The State of Texas. To all persons interested in the…




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administration of the Estate of A. CREWS, JOHN T. MELTON has filed in the Count Court of Collin County an application for the probate of the last will & testament of A. CREWS dec., which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in Nov. 1879 at the Court House thereof in the City of McKinney at which time all persons interested in the said Estate may appear and contest said application if they see proper. Herein fail not under penalty of the law and of this writ make due return. Issued the 27th day of Oct. 1879.

Witness J. M. Benge Clerk of said Court

L. S. County Court of Collin County

By P. Walton D. C.


[margin note: “Sheriff’s Returns”}


Came to hand the 27th day of Oct. 1879 and Executed same day by posting copies of the within in three public places in the County one of which was at the Court House door.


Wms. Warden

Sheriff of Collin County


[margin note: “will”]


The State of Texas Collin County

In the name of God amen. I. A. CREWS of the county and state aforesaid being feeble in body but sound in mind and memory and Knowing the uncertainly of this life do make ordain and declare the following as my last will and testament.


Item 1st.

It is my will that when I die my friends shall take my body and give it a decent Christian burial and I commit my soul to God who gave it, praying to save it through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Item 2nd. I will that all my Just debts shall be paid and for this purpose all of my personal property of whatever, kind except such as is herein after disposed of, shall be sold and the proceeds thereof applied to such payment.


Item 3rd. It is my will that my feather beds and bedding shall be equally divided among my three children except one bed Known as my wife’s and…




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which I will to my daughter ALICE CREWS which shall be her interest in the feather beds.


Item 4th

I will and bequeath my land on which I now reside to my children they to share and share alike in the division of the same or in the proceeds of the same if necessary to sell it for a division.


Item 5th I will that my son JOHN L. CREWS shall have my saddle for his own use and benefit.


Item 6th.

I hereby appoint my friend JOHN T. MELTON as sole Executor of this my last will and testament.


his

A. x CREWS

mark


signed by H. CREWS and declared by him to be his last will and testament on this the 1st day of September A. D. 1879 in presence of

C. A. STANTON

J. T. MELTON

N. C. HUTTON


[margin note: “Proof”}


The State of Texas In the County Court

County of Collin of Collin County

In the matter of the Probate of the last will and testament of A. CREWS Dec. Nov. term 1879. MRS. N. C. HUTTON and C. A. STANTON and J. T. MELTON after being duly sworn testified in said matters as follows: We knew A. CREWS, he resided in Collin County at the time of his death, he’s now dead, he died on the 8th day or 9th day of October 1879 in said county, said caused signed the paper here exhibited in Court as the last will and testament of him the said CREWS and we the undersigned witnesses signed the same in the presence of him the said CREWS and at his request and that said instrument was read over to the said CREWS and he was fully aware of the contents before signing it and at the time said CREWS signed said will which was on the 1st day of September 1879 he was of sound mind and continued to be to the day of his death, that the said CREWS was over the age of 21 years and also each of us are over the age of 21 years.

N. C. HUTTON

J. T. MELTON

Sworn to & subscribed before me in open Court…




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this Nov. 18th 1879.

T. C. Goodner Co. Judge


Filed Oct. 27th 1879

J. M. Benge Clerk

By. P. Walton Dpy.


Ordered that Court adjourn until tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock.


Thursday morning 9 o’clock Court met pursuant to adjournment.


[margin note: “J. H. NIX; order approving bond”]



J. DOGGET Thursday November 20th

admr. 1879. Now on this day comes

Est. JOHN H. NIX J. L. DOGGET and files his

Dec. bond for approval as

Administrator of the Estate of JOHN H. NIX dec. and it appearing to the Court that the same is good and solvent bond it is ordered that the same be approved and recorded.


Ordered that court adjourn until tomorrow morning 9 o’clock.


Friday morning 9 o’clock court met pursuant to adjournment.


S. R. MUNCY Friday November 21st 1879.

surviving husband Now on this day this case

DELILIA MUNCY was dismissed by the Court.


[margin note: “F. D. PERKINS; application to probate will”]


State of Texas September term County Court

Collin County A. D. 1879.

In re Estate of

F. D. PERKINS dec’d. To the Hon. T. C. Goodson County Judge of Collin County.

The petition of JOHN CHURCH a resident of Collin County Texas would represent & show that F. D. PERKINS late of Collin County Texas departed this life on or about the 13th day of May A. D. 1879 in Franklin County state of Kentucky leaving a late will & testament Executed in due form of law & appointing Your petition sole Executor thereof & leaving one half of his property both real and personal to his wife FLORENCE PERKINS & the other half to his son & only child DUDLEY




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PERKINS, that his property is all situated in Collin County Texas & is of the Estimated value of $ (blank). That the said surviving wife & son of the deceased are sole _____? under said will. The premises considered petr. (petitioner) prays that all parties interested be cited to appear according to law and on the final hearing that the said will be permitted to probate & Established as the last will and testament of the said F. D. PERKINS dec.

JOHN CHURCH

Executor


Filed Sept. 26th 1879. J. M. Benge Clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.


{margin note: “notice”]


The State of Texas In the County Court.

County of Collin To the Nov. term 1879.

State of Texas to the Sheriff or constable of Collin County Greeting. You are hereby commanded to cause to cause to be posted in three public places in your county one of which shall be at the Court House copies of the following notice.

State of Texas. To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of FRANK D. PERKINS dec’d. JOHN CHURCH has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for the probate of the last will and testament of FRANK D. PERKINS dec. which will be heard at the next term of said court commencing on the 3rd Monday in November 1879 at the Court House thereof in the City of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said Estate may appear and contest said application if they see proper. Herein fail not under penalty of law and of this writ may due return. Issued the 26th day of Sept. 1879. Witness J. M. Benge clerk of said Court and the seal thereof at office in the City of McKinney this 26th day of Sept. 1879.

J. M. Benge Clerk

L. S. of the County Court of Collin Co.

By P. Walton D. C.




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County of Franklin I F. D. PERKINS do

State of Kentucky make this my last will & testament.

1st I give to my wife FLORENCE E. PERKINS one-half of all my landed property in Texas in fee to have and to enjoy & to dispose of in her own name.

Second And one half of my salary (?) also I give to my wife FLORENCE and the remainder of all my property—both personal and real to my son DUDLEY PERKINS.

I appoint JOHN CHURCH as Executor of this my last will and testament this the (13th May 1879) the said JOHN CHURCH whom I name as Executor resides in McKinney Collin Co. Texas and the land named above also lays in Collin County Texas.

In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 13th day of May 1879.

FRANK D. PERKINS (seal)

Attest U. V. WILLIAMS

R. A. WILDBURGAR


[margin note: “Proof”]


State of Kentucky I R. H. WILDBERGER (sic) aged twenty seven (27) a resident of

Franklin County county state above named make answer as follows in the matter of the Estate of FRANK D. PERKINS dec. in County Court of Collin Co. Texas to wit: I was well acquainted with the late FRANK D. PERKINS, was with him during his sickness he died at the Ky. Med. Institute Franklin County Ky. May 13th 1879,

2. I have examined the documents hereto alluded (?) purporting to be the last will and testament of FRANK D. PERKINS dec’d. and I recognize it as his last will and testament executed in my presence.

3. I saw him sign the document hereto attached on the 13th day of May 1879 in the county of Franklin State of Kentucky and at the time of said signed he was of sound mind and disposing memory conscious and fully aware of his acts.

4. at the request of the late FRANK D. PERKINS Dr. U. V. WILLIAMS wrote the document attached dictated by the said FRANK D. PERKINS in my presence. I saw the said FRANK D. PERKINS attach his signature thereto and at his request I witnessed…




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the same. I also saw the said U. V. WILLIAMS attach his signature as a witness all in the presence of the said FRANK D. PERKINS.

R. H. WILDBERGER


State of Kentucky

County of Franklin I JAMES G. CROCKETT Clerk of the County Court of the county aforesaid certify that the foregoing answers to interrogations in the Estate of F. D. PERKINS dec. were on the 21st day of July 1879.

Subscribed and sworn to before me by R. H. WILDBERGER.

Given under my hand & seal of

L. S. court this 23rd day of July 1879.

Jas. G. Crockett Clerk

Franklin Co. Court


[margin note: “Proof”]


State of Kentucky I U. V. WILLIAMS aged Forty-five (45) a resident of County & state

County of Franklin aforesaid made answer as follows in matter of the Estate of FRANK D. PERKINS dec’d. in County Court of Collin Co., Texas to wit:

1st. I was well acquainted with the late F. D. PERKINS, was with him as his attending physician during his sickness, he died at the Ky. Mil. (Med.?) Inst., Franklin Co., Ky. 13th May 1879.

2nd I have examined the document hereunto attached purporting to be the last will & testament of FRANK D. PERKINS dec’d. and I recognize it as his last will and testament executed in my presence. 3rd I saw him sign the document hereunto attached on the 13th day of May 1879 in the County of Franklin State of Kentucky and at the time of said signing he was of sound mind and good disposing memory conscious and fully aware of his acts. 4th at the request of the late FRANK D. PERKINS I U. V. WILLIAMS wrote the document attached dictate by the said FRANK D. PERKINS in my presence. I saw FRANK D. PERKINS attach his signature thereto and at his request I witnessed the same. I also saw R. H. WILDBERGER attach thereto and at his request. I witnessed the same signature as a witness all in presence of the said FRANK D. PERKINS.

U. V. WILLIAMS


Sworn and subscribed to before me by U. V….




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WILLIAMS this 22nd day of 1879.

James G. Crockett C. F. C.

By John W. Jackson D. C.


State of Kentucky

County of Franklin I James G. Crockett Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid certify that the foregoing answers to interrogation in the matter of the Estate of F. D. PERKINS was on the 22nd day of July 1879. Subscribed and sworn to by U. V. WILLIAMS before John W. Jackson a duly appointed and qualified depty. clerk of said county.

L. S. Given under my hand and seal of said Court this the 23rd day of July 1879.

Jas. G. Crockett Clerk

Franklin County Court


[margin note: “Wm. REASOR; order approving final Report”]


JAS. W. BAINES Thursday November

adrmr. 20th 1879

Est. Wm. REASOR Now on this day comes J. W. BAINES

Dec. & files his report of the condition of said Estate and his application for a final discharge and it appearing to the Court that notice required by law has been given and it further appearing that said Estate has been fully administrated it is ordered and decreed by the Court that the same be in all things approved and confirmed and the said Administrator be discharged from his trust on his filing vouchers showing all the Estate in his hands disposed of.


[margin note: “Final Report”]


Estate of Wm. REASOR

On a/c with JAS. W. BAINES administrator 1879 Dr. Cr.

Sept. 22. By sale of lands $1368.80

By sale Personal Property 100.00

To 5% corn[mission] amt. received 73.39

To 5% com. amt. Paid out 68.22

To attys. fee 30.00

To Printers fee voucher #1 4.00

To ISAAC CROUCH voucher #2 43.20

To taxes voucher #3 11.00

To J. M. Benge Costs voucher #4 28.73

To Arbinger & Co. voucher #5 11.80




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To F. EMERSON voucher no. 6 $1000.00

To.F. EMERSON voucher no. 7 175.00

To Balance 22.46

$1467.80 $1467.80

E. & O. E. By Balance 22.46

Jas. W. Baines admr. Est.

Wm REASOR deceased


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 22nd day of Sept. 1879.

J.M. Benge

By P. Walton Dpy.


The State of Texas

County of Collin County Court November 1879. To the Hon. County Court of said Co. JAS. W. BAINES admr. of the Estate of Wm. REASOR deceased respectfully represents that he has paid off all the debts against said REASOR Estate so far as the assets in his hands will permit and herewith presents his account to the court verified by affidavit for final settlement wherefore he prays that due notice of the presentation of this account be given requiring all persons to appear at the November term of this court and contest the same if they see proper and upon final hearing he be discharged from his trust.

JAS. W. BAINES admr.

Wm. REASOR Est.

Filed Sept. 22nd 1879 J. M. Benge Clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.


[margin notes: “J. H. NIX” “order approving inventory”]


J. L. DOGGETT

admr. Friday November 21st

Est. JNO. H. NIX 1879. Now on this day

came J. L. DOGGETT administrator of the Estate of JOHN H. NIX dec. and files an inventory & appraisement of the Estate of said deceased and it appearing to the Court that the same is a complete inventory of said Estate & is a fair valuation of the same it is ordered that the same be approved and recorded.


[margin note: “Bond”]


State of Texas Know all men by these presents (sic) that

Collin County we J. L. DOGGETT as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly…




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bound unto the County Judge of the County of Collin and his successors in office in the sum of Four hundred dollars conditioned that the above bound J. L. DOGGETT who has been appointed by the County Judge of Collin County administrator of the Estate of JOHN NIX deceased shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment.

Witness our hands this 20th day of November A. D. 1879. J. L. DOGGETT

R. C. WHITE

G. W. CAIN


[margin note: “oath”]

State of Texas

Collin County I J. L. DOGGETT do solemnly swear that JOHN NIX deceased 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 JOHN NIX dec.

J. L. DOGGETT

Sworn to before me this Nov. 20th 1879.

J. W. Benge Clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.


[margin note: “inventory”]


In the Estate of JOHN NIX deceased. Inventory and list of claims belonging to the Estate of said JOHN NIX deceased. To the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of the County Court of Collin County. We the undersigned administrator and appraisers appointed by Your Hon. Court at the present term thereof would beg leave to make the following report, that we have valued and appraised the property belonging to the Estate of said JOHN NIX deceased as follows to wit:


1 chest of carpenter’s tools & the chest valued at $20.00

1 silver watch valued at 10.00

1 Bed stead valued at 4.00

1 trunk and clothing valued at 12.00

14 acres of land in the East side of Kentucky street about 1/3 of a mile

North of the Public square of the City of McKinney and within the City of

McKinney and within the corporate limits of said City of McKinney Collin

County Texas valued at the sum of 100.00




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Total property 146.00


They would further state to the Court that on SMITH has in her possession the sum of $21.00 in money left by said NIX in her hands at the date of his death which she claims was given to her by said NIX to pay for board & trouble of nursing him in his last sickness. Also that one F. M. THOMPSON is indebted to the Estate of said NIX in the sum of 5.00 for work done by said NIX that said money is now due on open account and they state that the above is a full and complete inventory and appraisement of the Estate of the said JOHN NIX deceased both real and personal that has come to our knowledge, all of the above mentioned property is the ______? property of the said JOHN NIX deceased that the amount set opposite each item as above stated and set down is its fair cash and appraised value. Witness our hands this November the 21st A. D. 1879.

GEO. CAMERON

H. C. HERNDON

Sworn to before me this Nov. 21st 1879.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.


State of Texas

Collin County Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority J. L. DOGGETT administrator of the Estate of JOHN NIX dec. who being duly sworn on oath says that the above inventory and list of claims is a full and complete inventory and list of the property and claims of his intestate that has come to his knowledge.

J. L. DOGGETT


Sworn to & subscribed before me this Nov. 21st 1879.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.




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[margin notes: “ Wm. GRAHAM et al minors”; “Guardian’s Bond”}



State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these presences (sic) that we EUGENE HOUGHTON as principal and B. R. HOUGHTON and S. A. SHORTHRIDGE (?) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin Co. in the sum of Three Thousand Dollars, the payment of which even (?) and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs, executors and legal representatives Jointly and severally firmly by these presents (sic). Conditioned that EUGENE HOUGHTON who was by the said County Court appointed guardian of the Estate of WILLIAM, S. H. JOHN, ALBERT, NANNIE & HARVEY GRAHAM minor heirs of D. D. GRAHAM Decd. shall faithfully discharge the duties of Guardian of the Estate of said minors according to law.

Witness our hands Sept. 29th 1879.

EUGENE HOUGHTON

B. R. HOUGHTON

S. A. SHORTRIDGE


[margin note: ‘Oath of Gdn.”]


State of Texas

Collin County Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority EUGENE HOUGHTON who upon oath says he will faithfully discharge the duties of Guardian of the Estate of within named minors according to law.

EUGENE HOUGHTON


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of September A. D. 1879

J. S. Rike J. P. Colllin Co. Tex.


Filed Sept. 30th 1879.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.


[margin note: “Inventory”]


Inventory & Appraisement of the property belonging to the Estate of WILLIAM, S. H. JOHN, ALBERT, FRANNIE & HARVEY GRAHAM minors.


52 acres of land (Homestead) Valued at

$1300.00

1 Gray Mare

40.00

1 Bay Mare

40.00

1 Black Cow

15.00

1 Yearling steer

4.00

4 head hogs

12.00

2 pair plow gear

5.00

Harrow & cleives (sic)

3.00

6 Plows

6.00

1 Single Tree

1.00





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1 Wagon

$50.00

2 Table

1.50

1 Clock

8.00

4 Bedsteads

4.00

3 Feather Beds & Clothing

40.00

Bureau

12.00

Churn

.50

Wardrobe

1.50

Cupboard

1.00


$544.50


Personally appeared before the undersigned authority EUGENE HOUGHTON Guardian of the within named minors who upon oath says that the within is a truthful inventory of all the real & personal property books papers evidence of debt & all debts due or to become due belonging to the Estate as far as he has been able to ascertain & that he is not bound nor indebted to his wards in any contract.


EUGENE HOUGHTON


Sworn to and subscribed before me this Oct. 24 1879.

J. S. Rike, J. P.


[margin note: “ Oath of Appraisers”]


Personally appeared before the undersigned authority W. C. ROBINSON, R. A. RIKE and C. W. WILCOXSON appraisers who upon oath says that they have viewed the within property presented to them & the value set opposite each article is its appraised value.

W. C. ROBINSON

R. A. RIKE

C. A. WILCOXSON


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24th day of October A. D. 1879.

J. S. Rike J.P Prct. No. 2

Collin Co. Tex.


Filed Nov. 8th 1879. J. M. Benge Clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.


[margin note: “Est. L. P. HODGES”]


Estate of L. P. HODGES Dec. Report of Sale of personal property

J. M. HODGES admr. Nov. 21st 1879.

Now on this day came on to be heard the report of J. M. HODGES admr. of said Estate of the sale of personal property belonging to said estate made in accordance with an order heretofore made by this Court and said report being examined and fully understood by the Court it is ordered that the same be approved and recorded.




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[margin note: “ Report of Sale of Personal Property”]


Estate of Collin County Court

L. P. HODGES Decd. November Term 1879.

J. M. HODGES administrator of the above Estate would show to the Court that he sold at private sale for cash the following articles of personal property belonging to said estate towit: One mare to W. D. LAIR for $90.00, 6 head of cattle to same party for $44.00. One Cow & calf to MARSHALL IVY for $16.00.One heifer to A. M. BROWN for $9.00. And 3 head of hogs to J. C. RANDLES for $12.00. Making the total mat. sold $191.99

Your report would state that said sale were fairly made and that the articles were sold at a fair price.

J. M HODGES


Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 14th day of October 1879.


J. M. Benge Clerk Co. Court Collin

Co. Texas


Filed Oct. 14th 1879. J. M. Benge Clerk


[Margin notes: “ Est. D. C. FOREMAN Dec.; Application to Sell Land””


The State of Texas To the Hon. County Court of

Collin County Said County.

The petition of JOE FOREMAN administrator of the Estate of D. C. FOREMAN late of said County deceased would represent that at the September Term of the County Court of said County said court made an order setting apart for the widow, minor children and unmarried daughter of said decedent to wit: LUCRETIA ISABELLE, DONIE ABIGAIL, ELLA RUTH and SUSAN the sum of six hundred dollars as an allowance for the support of said widow & children. And your petitioner would further represent that there are no personal effects belonging to the estate of said decedent which said widow and children are willing to take in lieu of said allowance. And that there is no funds in his hands belonging to said estate out of which to pay the same, nor personal property belonging to said Estate which can be sold to raise said amount. Your petitioner would further represent that there is belonging to said estate an undivided ¼ interest in a part of the J. M. SALMONS survey of 293 (acres). Said D. C. FOREMAN’S interest being about equal to thirty nine acres. And also an undivided 1/5 interest in the ELI SAWYER survey of 320 acres all situated in said County. And that it is necessary that said tracts of land should be sold in order to raise said amount of money. Wherefore your petitioner asks the Court to grant him an order to sell all the interest that said D. C. FOREMAN had in said tracts of land at the time of his death or so much as may be necessary to raise said sum of six hundred…




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& that all persons interest be cited to answer this petition.

Richard Maltbie

Atty. for JOE FOREMAN admr. &c.


Filed Oct. 21st 1897 J. M. Benge Clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.


[margin note: “Citation”]


Probate Notice

The State of Texas In County Court

County of Collin To the Nov. Term 1879

The State of Texas

To the Sheriff or Constable of Collin County.

Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most prominent place in your County one of which shall be at the Court House door copies of the following notice:

The State of Texas, To all persons interested in the administration of the estate of D. C. FOREMAN Deceased JOE FOREMAN Admr. has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for the sale of land belonging to the estate of D. C. FOREMAN which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in Nov. 1879, at the Court House thereof in the City of McKinney at which time all persons interest in said Estate may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

Herein fail not under penalty of law and of this writ make due return.

Issued the 21st day of Oct. 1879.

Witness J. M. Benge Clerk of the said Court and the seal thereof at office in the City of McKinney this 21st day of Oct. 1879.

J. M. Benge Clerk of the

County Court of Collin County

L. S. By P. Walton D. C. [Deputy Clerk]


Issued 21st day of Oct. 1879 J. M. Benge Clerk

By P. Walton D. C.


[margin note: “Sheriff’s Return”]


Came to hand the 21st day of Oct.1879 and executed same day by posting copies of the within in three public places in the County one of which was at the Court House door.

Wms. Warden Sheriff of Collin County

By R. O. Johnson D. S.


[margin note: “Order of Ct. on application to sell land”]


In the matter of the estate In the County Court of Collin Co.

of D. C. FOREMAN Decrd. November Term 1879.

In the above entitled cause this day the matter…




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of the application of JOE FOREMAN admr. of said Est. came on to be heard for leave to sell an undivided ¼ interest in a part of the J. M. SALMONS survey of 293 acres of land situated in said County and also an undivided 1/5 interest in the ELI SAWYER survey of 320 acres situated in said Co. for the purpose of paying over to the widow and minor children and an unmarried daughter of D. C. FOREMAN to wit LUCETTA ARABELLE, DONIE ABIGAIL, ELLIE RUTH & SUSAN the sum of six hundred Dollars, said sum having been allowed to them by the County Court of Collin County at the Sept. Term 1879 for a year’s support. And it appearing to the Court that there is no personal effects belonging to said Estate which said widow and children are willing to take in lieu of said allowance, that there is no personal property in said Administrator’s hands belonging to said Estate which can be sold to pay the same and no funds in his hands belonging to said Estate with which to pay the same. And it further appearing to the Court that all persons interested in said estate have had due notice of said application, It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that said application be granted and that the said admr. sell said land for cash at private sale and make report thereof to this Court.


[margin note: “Est of J. M. GATES decd.”; Order for Sale Per. Prop.”]


Estate of J. M. GATES Decd. Nov. 21st 1879.

W. C. PARKER Admr. Application to sell personal property.

Now on this day came on to be heard the application of W. C. PARKER Administrator of said estate as described in said application. And the same being fully considered by the Court it is ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that said application be granted and that said Admr. sell said property at private sale—the cotton and corn for cash and the other property on six months credit, taking notes with good and solvent security for the purchase money and that he report his action in the matter to this Court.

[margin note: “Order to Rent Land”]


Estate of J. M. GATES Decd. Nov. 21st 1879.

W. C. PARKER Admr. Application to rent land.

Now on this day came on to be herd the application of W. C. PARKER Admr. of said estate for leave to rent the lands belonging to said estate and said application being fully considered by the Court it is ordered that the same be granted. And that said Admr. rent said lands on twelve months credit for money rent and that he take notes with good & sufficient security from the tenant or tenants to secure the payment of said rent.




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[margin notes: “Estate of S. M. WILKINS Decd.”; “Bond”]


The State of Texas

County of Collin Know all men by these presents (sic) that I J. H. MARTIN as principal and W. C. PARKER, J. F. BUTLER & D. C. PARDUE as securities are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars. Conditioned that the above bound J. H. MARTIN has been appointed executor of the last will and testament of the Estate of SAMUEL M. WILKINS deceased shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment.

Witness our hands 20th day of November A. D. 1879.

J. H. MARTIN Principal

W. C. PARKER surety

J. F. BUTLER surety

D. C. PARDUE surety


[margin note: “Oath”]


I, J. H. MARTIN do solemnly swear that that the writing which has been offered for probate is the last will of S. M. WILKINS so far as I know or believe, that I will well and truly perform all the duties of said will of the Estate of the said S. M. WILKINS.

Witness my hand this the 20th day of November A. D. 1879.

J. H. MARTIN

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 20th day of November 1879. Witness my official seal signature this 20th day of November 1879. Jno. C. White Notary Public

Collin County Texas.


Filed Nov. 22 1870. J. M. Benge Clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.


[margin note: “ Approval of Bond”]


Estate of S. M. WILKINS Decd. Nov. 22, 1879

J. H. MARTIN Ex. Approval of Bond

Now on this day comes J. H. MARTIN Executor for said Estate and files his bond as such Executor for approval. And it appearing to the Court that said bond is for a sufficient amount and conditioned as required by law and that the security given is good and solvent it is ordered by the Court that said bond be approved and recorded.


[margin notes: “Est. J. NIX”; “Order to Sell Per. Prop.”]


Estate JNO. NIX Decd. Nov. 22, 1879

J. L. DOGGETT admr. Order to Sell Personal Property.

Now on this day came on to be heard the application of J. L. DOGGETT admr. of said Estate for leave to sell certain personal property belonging to said Estate and the same being fully considered by the Court it is ordered that…




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said application be granted. And that said Admr. proceed to sell said personal property at public outcry for cash after having given the notice required by law.


J. S. WILSON Application for Guardianship

vs.

Est. DAVID E. & J. A. WILSON minors Now on this day this cause is continued for service.



SAM YOUNG Application for Gdrshp.

vs.

JNO. TEEL et al minors Now on this day this cause is continued for service.



W. H. HOLLIDAY Nov. 25th. Application to be relieved from bond.

vs. On this day this cause is continued.

Wm. McQUERRY Exr. Est.

SHADRICK JACKSON decd.



[margin note: “Final Anl. Report”]


JOHN COFFMAN Gdn. Est. Monday Nov. 17th 1879

of McAFEE heirs Now on this day came on to be heard the final account of JNO. COFFMAN Guardian of JOHN, WILLIAM & ELIZABETH McAFEE minor heirs of Wm. McAFEE Dec. And it appearing to the court that service is accepted by all the heirs and that ELIZABETH McAFEE now known as MATTIE E. MOORE has arrived at full age by marriage. And further that she has received from her said Guardian the full share to which she was entitled in said estate it is ordered and decreed by the Court that said JOHN COFFMAN be, and he is hereby, discharged from his trust as Guardian of said ELIZABETH.

It further appearing to the Court that JOHN McAFEE has arrived at the age of twenty one years and that he has received from his said guardian the sum of One hundred & twenty dollars on his share of said estate. And further that there are eight head of horses belonging to said JOHN & WILLIAM McAFEE Jointly. It is therefore ordered that the following named men be appointed commissioners to partition and divide said stock between said JOHN & WILLIAM McAFEE. Giving first said WILLIAM a sufficiency to make the sum of one hundred & twenty dollars and the remainder of said stock, if any to be equally divided between the said Wm. & JNO. McAFEE. And that said commissioners report their action at the next term of this court. That THOMAS RATTAN, NOAH HUBBARD and J. S. DYSART be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to make said partition.




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And when the report of said commissioners is made and approved by this Court that said guardian be discharged from his trust as to JOHN McAFEE. It is further ordered by the Court that said report be in all things approved. And further that said guardian be relieved from any liability for the Confederate money deposited with Confederate Depositor as set out in said report.



[margin note: “Approval of Bond”]


JNO. T. MELTON, Exr. Wednesday Nov. 26th 1879.

Now on this day JNO. T. MELTON Exr. of the will

A.CRUSE (CREWS) Dec. of A. CRUSE Decd. Filed for approval [of] his bond as such executor. And it appearing to the Court that said bond is for a sufficient amount and conditioned as law requires; and that the security is good. It is ordered that the same be approved and recorded.


[margin note: “Bond”]


State of Texas Know all men by these presents (sic) that we JNO. T. MELTON

Collin County as principal and (blank) and (blank) as surties are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Two Thousand Dollars. Conditioned that the above bound JOHN T. MELTON who has been appointed Executor of the last will & testament of A. CRUSE decd. shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment.

Witness our hands this the 21st day of November 1879.

J. T. MELTON

W. R. SMITH

DAVID SMITH


[margin note: “Oath of Office”]


I do solemnly swear that the writing which has been offered for probate is the last will of A. CRUSE decd. so far as I know or believe & that I will well and truly perform all duties of executor of said will of said estate.

J. T. MELTON


Sworn to and subscribed before me Nov. 24 1879.

J. M. Benge Clerk

Filed Novr. 25 1879. J. M. Benge Clerk




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[margin note: “Order Granting leave to Admr. to qualify.”]


Estate of J. M. GATES Decd. Thursday Nov. 27th 1879.


W. C. PARKER admr. Now on this day came on to be heard the application of W. C. PARK (sic) admr. of said estate for leave to qualify as such Administrator by taking the oath prescribed by law; And it appearing to the Court that W. C. PARKER has hitherto failed through inadvertence to qualify as the Administrator of J. M. GATES decd. It is therefore ordered that he qualify as such administrator by taking the oath prescribed by law, and that the same operate nunc pro tunc and that said oath be recorded.


[margin notes: “ Oath of Admr.”]


The State of Texas I W. C. PARKER do solemnly swear that the writing which has

Collin County been offered for probate is the last will of J. M. GATES so far as I know or believe; and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Administrator with the will annexed of the estate of J. M. GATES . This Nov. 27 1879.


Sworn to before me this Nov. 27th 1879.

J. M. Benge Clerk

Co. Court Collin Co. Texas


[margin notes: “application for Temporary Letters Admr.; Est. of C. W. PEYTON, Decd.”]


State of Texas To the hon. T. C. Goodner Co. Judge Collin Co.

Your petitioner W. E. PEYTON who resides in Collin Co.

Collin County would represent that on the 13 day of Aug. 1879 CHAS. W. PEYTON died in Collin County intestate leaving personal property & money of the value of two hundred & fifty dollars. The personal property consists of cattle & one horse & one mule. That the cattle are scattering & it is necessary to gather and dispose of them at once. That the money & mule are in the possession of LOGAN PEYTON. That there are some debts against the estate. That applicant is not disqualified from acting under the law & is requested by the surviving father some one to gather & take charge or dispose of it.

Wherefore he prays that temporary letters of administration be granted him.


Throckmorton Brown & Bro.


Filed Nov. 27th 1879. J. M. Benge Clerk


[margin note: “Order Granting Temp. Admr.”]


Estate of CHAS. M. PEYTON Decd Thursday Nov. 27th 1879.

M. E. PEYTON Admr. Now on this day came on to be

Heard the application of M. E. PEYTON to be appointed Temporary Administrator of the estate of CHAS. W. PEYTON Decd. And the same being examined into and fully understood by the Court it is ordered that the same be granted and that said W. E. PEYTON qualify as such administrator in the manner prescribed by law and enter into bond in the sum of Five Hundred Dollars Conditioned as the law requires. It is further ordered that when the said M. E. PEYTON shall…




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have qualified as such administrator and filed his bond as such that he take charge of and preserve the property of said Estate as is of a perishable nature.


[margin notes: “Inventory, Appomt.; S. M. WILKINS Est.”]


Inventory and appraisement of the estate of

S. M. WILKINS decd.


Real Estate separate property 150 acres in PHILLIP ADER___? sur. Value $1800.00

78 acres in S. D. DONALDSON surv. $300.00

$2100.00


Personal Property:

1 cow & calf

$10.00

(2) year old steer

13.00

1 two (2) year old heifer

9.00

1 Horse

9.00

1 Buggy

15.00

1 lot of w (?) Plano

20.00

3 Hogs & 4 pigs

5.00

1 Grind stone

12.00

4 Beehives

2.00

1 set blacksmith tools

7.00

Household & Kitchen furniture

8.00

Total person[al]:

$151.50

Total amt. of real estate brot. [brought] forward

2100.00

Total amt. of real and person property belonging to the Est.

$2251.50


We the undersigned commissioners appointed to appraise the estate of S. M. WILKINS deceased do solemnly swear that the within (&) foregoing and attached Inventory and appraisement thereof is true and correct according to the best of our knowledge and belief. In testimony whereof witness our hands this 20th day of November A. D. 1879.

M. C. PARKER

J. F. BUTLER

C. A. McMILLEN


Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 20th day of November A. D. 1879.

L. S. John C. White Notary Public Collin County Texas


I, J. H. MARTIN do solemnly swear that the above inventory is a true inventory of all the

Property of the estate of S. M. WILKINS Decd. that has come to my knowledge. So help me God.


J. H. MARTIN


Sworn to before Nov. 27th 1879. J. M. Benge Clerk Co. Court

Collin Co. Texas.


[margin note: “Approval of Inventory”]


Estate of S. M. WILKINS Decd. Nor. 28th 1879. Approval of Inventory.

W. C. PARKER Admr. Now on this day came W. L. PARKER adm.

of said estate and filed an inventory and appraisement of the property of the same which being examined and fully considered it is ordered that the same be approved and recorded.




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[margin note: “Continuance”]



GEO COFFMAN admr. Friday Nov. 28th 1879

Est. Now on this day it is ordered that this

C. BLACK cause be continued.



[margin note: “Cont’”]


J. P. BICKLEY Grd. Of Est. of Friday Nov. 28th 1879

Heirs of A. J. HONARKER Now on this day it is ordered that this cause be continued.


[margin note: “Cont’”]


J. O. FLACK Friday Nov. 28th 1879

vs.

JOE FOREMAN adm. of D. C. FOREMAN Now on this day it is ordered that this cause be continued.


[margin note: “Inventory JNO. HUFFMAN decd.”]


Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of JOHN HUFFMAN dec.


Abs. No.

No. acres

Real Estate


Value

16

29

Allen, Jonathan

Collin Co.


75

359

Burrows, Z.

Collin Co.


236

182

Crab (?), S. W.

Collin Co.


613

45

McNeil, L. H.

Collin Co.


347

43

Gruyh (?), J. H.

Collin Co.

$7887.50

75

2

Burrows, Z.

Denton Co.

600.00


40

Clark, L.


200.00


400

Cox, J. W.


2400.00


500

Bolin, James


1500.00


Personal Estate


1 Cow

10.00

1 Cow

15.00

1 Cow

20.00

1 Cow

15.00

1 Cow

20.00

1 Cow

25.00

1 Cow

20.00

1 Cow

20.00

1 Cow

12.00

1 Cow

20.00

1 Cow

20.00

1 Cow

15.00

1 Cow

15.00

1 Cow

20.00

1 Heifer

25.00

1 Heifer

15.00

1 Heifer

15.00

1 Heifer

10.00

4 Heifers

60.00

1 Bull

10.00

1 Bull

6.00

1 Bull

10.00





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1 Bull

6.00

3 Steers (Young)

18.00

Forward

422.00

2 Calves

20.00

1 Black Mare

20.00

1 Bay Mare

25.00

1 colt

20.00

1 colt

15.00

1 Mule

40.00

1 Black horse

50.00

1 pr. mules

20.00

1 Brown Mare

50.00

5 Bulls

125.00

1 Heifer

20.00

1 Bull “Victor”

10.00

1 Bull

50.00

Total person[al] Estate

$887.00

Total Real Estate

12687.50

Grand Total

$13474.50



GEO. HERNDON

A.E. QUISEBERRY


Subscribed & sworn to before me this November 24th A. D. 1879.

B. S. Shelbourne J. P. No. 6 Collin Co.Tex.


List of Claims and Cash


McQuerry, Wen Note Feby. 14 1878 $ 63.50

Pace, John & D. B. Ylie (?) May 28/79 20.00

Stuart & Moore $273.00

McIntire, J. T.

Cash 256.00


The foregoing inventory and list is a full & complete Inventory & List of the property & claims of the estate of JOHN HUFFMAN dec.

Jos. W. Baines

Sworn to and subscribed before me Nov. 29 1879.

J. M. Benge clerk

Files Nov. 29 1879. J. M. Benge, clerk


[margin note: “Order of Approval of Inventory”]


Estate JNO. HUFFMAN Decd. Nov. 29th 1879

J. W. BAINES Exr. Now on this day came JOS. W. BAINES Exr. of the last will of JNO. HUFFMAN Decd. and filed an Inventory and appraisement of the property of said estate. And it is hereby ordered that the same be approved and recorded.


[margin note: “Supplentral Report”]


M. S. SIMPSON Nov. 29th 1879

JOS. W. BAINES admr. Now on this day came on to be heard the supplemental final report of JOS. W. BAINES admr. of said estate and the Court having heard and fully considered by the Court it is ordered by the Court that the same be approved. And that said administration be closed. And it is further ordered that said Administrator pay to the heirs of said estate respectively their distributive shares as follows to wit:




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To GEO. W. SIMPSON $1167.24

To M. C. SIMPSON $263.44

To M. A. FORMAN 113.44

To J. O. SIMPSON $263.44

To N. BELLE SIMPSON 263.44

To GEO. W. SIMPSON JR. 263.44


And that upon the filing the receipts of said heirs or their legal representatives for the said amounts then that the administration of of this estate be closed and JNO. W. BAINES be discharged.


[margin note: “Suplm. Report”]


M. S. SIMPSON Estate

In a/c with JOS. W. BAINES admr.


1879

Dr.

Cr.

Balance on hand April 1878


$ 85.83

By sale of land


2300.00

By interest


6.00

By rents received


140.00

To amt. pd. taxes Voucher A

$ 21.40


To amt. pd. costs Voucher B

49.98


To 5% com. $2446.00 received

122.30


To 5% com $73.38 paid out

3.66


To GEO. W. SIMPSON

1167.24


To W. C. SIMPSON

263.44


To M. A. SIMPSON

113.44


To J. O. SIMPSON

263.44


To N. BELLE SIMPSON

263.44


To GEO. W. SIMPSON JR.

263.44


Balance

.05


$2531.78

$2531.78

JNO. W. BAINES admr. M. S. SIMPSON Est.


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of November A. D. 1879.

Co. Clk. Collin Co.

Filed Nov. 29 1879 J. M. Benge Clk.


[margin note: “Application for Probate of Will”}


The State of Texas To the honorable County Court of Collin County November

Collin County Term A. D. 1879. The petition of JOHN B. HARLESS & Wm. J. HARLESS who reside in Collin County Texas respectfully represent that HENRY HARLESS late of Collin County Texas departed this life on or about the 20th day of December A. D. 1879 leaving a last will & testament executed in due form of law and appointed your petitioners the Joint executors thereof & leaving about 400 acres of land, stock, crop, farming implements & household furniture all of the estimated value of Five Thousand Dollars.




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And leaving as sole devisees under said will his wife MARTHA HARLESS & his children HENRY M., CHARLES C., JOHN B., WILLIAM J. & URIAH C. HARLESS five sons & M. C. WILBURN, M. E. HANNAH, S. E. GRAVES & M. S. McBee four daughters all of Collin County Texas and all of full legal age.

The premises considered petitioners pray that all parties interested be cited to answer this petition according to law & on the final hearing they pray that said will be permitted to probate & established as the last will & testament of the said HENRY HARLESS.

J. W. (?) Church atty for Petitioners

Filed Oct 14th 1879 J. M. Benge Clerk.


[margin note: “Notice”]


The State of Texas Probate Notice In the County Court

County of Collin To the Nov. Term 1879.

The State of Texas to the Sheriff or Constable of Collin County Greeting: You are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most public place in you County, one of which shall be at the Court House door copies of the following notice:

The State of Texas, to all persons interested in the administration of the estate of HENRY HARLESS deceased. MARTHA HARLESS has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for the probate of the last will of HENRY HARLESS Dec. which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in Nov. 1879 at the Court house thereof in the city of McKinney, at which time all persons interested in said Estate may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

Herein fail not under penalty of the law and of this writ make due return.

Issued the 14 day of Oct. 1879. Witness J. M. Benge clerk of said Court and the seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this 14th day of Oct. 1879.

L.S. J. M. Benge clerk of the County Court of Collin County

By P. Walton D. C.

Issued 14 day of Oct. 1879. J. M. Benge Clerk By. P. Walton Deputy


Sheriff’s return.


Came to hand the 14 day of Oct. 1879 and executed same day by posting copies of the within in three public places in the County, one of which was at the Court house door.

Wms. Warden Sheriff of Collin County

By Jas. W. Waddill D. S.


[margin note: “Application M. HARLESS For Admrn.”]


State of Texas In County Court of Collin Cunty Novr. Term A. D. 1879.

Collin County Estate of HENRY HARLESS Decd. To the Honorable County Court of Collin County Texas: MARTHA HARLESS a citizen of Collin County Texas would show that HENRY HARLESS late of Collin County Texas died on or about the 20th day of December A. D. 1878 in said County & State, leaving a last will and testament and appointing JOHN B. HARLESS and WILLIAM J. HARLESS executors under said will, and devising property real and personal of the probable value of Five Thousand Dollars. That the said HENRY HARLESS was indebted at the time of his death & his estate is now in debt. That the herein named executors of the said will refuse to at as such. That petitioner is the surviving wife of deceased. The premises considered petitioner asks that notice as required by law be given of this application and that she be appointed Administrator with the will annexed of…




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the estate of the said HENRY HARLESS deceased.

John Church atty. for MARTHA HARLESS

Filed Oct. 14 1879 J. M. Benge clerk


Probate Notice


The State of Texas In County Court.

County of Collin To the Nov. Term 1879.

The State of Texas to the Sheriff or Constable of Collin County Greeting: You are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most public place in you County, one of which shall be at the Court House door copies of the following notice:

The State of Texas, to all persons interested in the administration of the estate of HENRY HARLESS deceased. MARTHA HARLESS has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application to be appointed administratrix of the last will of HENRY HARLESS Dec. which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in Nov. 1879 at the Court house thereof in the city of McKinney, at which time all persons interested in said Estate may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

Herein fail not under penalty of the law and of this writ make due return.

Issued the 14th day of Oct. 1879. Witness J. M. Benge Clerk of said Court and seal thereof at office in the City of McKinney this 14 day of Oct. 1879.

L. S. J. M. Benge Clerk of the County Court of Collin County

By P. Walton D. C.

Filed the 14 day of Oct. 1879. J. M. Benge Clerk

By P. Walton Deputy


Sheriff’s Return


Came to hand the 14 day of Oct 1879 and executed the same day by posting copies of the within in three public places in the County, one of which was the Court house door.


Wms. Warden Sheriff of Collin County

By Jos. W. Waddill D. S.


[margin note: “Will”]


State of Texas I HENRY HARLESS of the County of Collin being of a

County of Collin sound & disposing mind & memory & being desirous to

settle my earthly affairs while I have strength to do [so], do make this my last will and testament. Hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me.

Item 1st. I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christian manner suitable to my circumstances and condition in life and that the body of my wife MARTHA J. be likewise dealt with. Item 2nd. I desire and direct that my Just debts be paid without delay by my executors to be hereafter appointed.

Item 3rd I give and bequeath to my wife MARTHA J. all my property both real and personal during her natural life, that she may have an ample support therefrom.

Item 4 I give and bequeath to my sons HENRY W. & CHARLES C. HARLESS the following described tract of land as set forth in deed bearing even date with this will viz. Lying and being in the State of Texas…




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County of Collin in the SE part of said County on the waters of Pilot Grove Fork of the Trinity River. Apart of the head right survey of SYLVESTER WILLIAMS and WILLIS ROGERS; and described by metes and bounds as follows Viz: Beginning at a post in the North line of the S. M. RAINER survey the SW corner of the 189 acre tract deeded by E. COVEY et als. to HENRY HARLESS Thence North 1444 to a post in the North line of said tract. Thence East 490 varas to the West line of said ROGERS survey, at 770 a post in East line of said HARLESS’ home tract. Thence South 1444 varas to a post in the North line of said RAINER survey. Thence West 770 varas to the place of beginning. Together with all the right &c as set forth in said deed.

The above Items is designed to be in lieu of and bar against all other and further rights benefits and claims of my sons to my estate both real or person.

Item 5th I give and bequeath to my sons JOHN B. & WILLIAM J. HARLESS all the remaining part of the property real that I now own as set forth in deed to them bearing even date with this will And I desire (as set forth in said deed) that the said JOHN B. and WILLIAM J. HARLESS after having said land equitably valued and all my personal property the most advantageously disposed of for the benefit of the following heirs of me the said HENRY HARLESS viz: URIAH C. HARLESS, M. C. WILBURN, M. E. HANNAH, S. E. GRAVES, M. S. McBEE pay a sufficient sum of money to said heirs to make them equal to the said JOHN B. & WILLIAM J. HARLESS.

Item 6th: I give and bequeath to my daughter M. J. HARRIS decd the sum of one dollar.

Item 7th: I hereby constitute and apposite my sons JOHN B. HARLESS and WILLIAM J. HARLESS my sole executors of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this the 27th day of March A. D. 1876.


HENRY HARLESS


Signed declared and published by HENRY HARLESS as his last will and testament in the presence of us the attesting witnesses who have hereto subscribed our names in the presence of the said HENRY HARLESS at his special instance and request this March the 24th A. D. 1876.

J .L. MILLS

J. L. KUYKENDALL

[margin note: ”Proof of Will”]


State of Texas In the County Court of said County November

Collin County Term A. D. 1879.

In the matter of the last will and testament of HENRY HARLESS deceased. On the 29th day of November A. D. 1879 J. L. MILLS after being by me duly sworn testified in said matter as follows: I knew HENRY HARLESS the deceased, he resided in Collin County. Is now dead. He died about January the 1st A. D. 1879 in said county. Said HENRY HARLESS




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signed the paper exhibited in Court as the last will and testament of him the said H. HARLESS. J. L. KUYKENDALL and myself signed the same in the presence of the said HARLESS and at his request. Said instrument was read over to the said HARLESS by me and he was fully apprised of its contents before signing. At the time said HARLESS signed said will viz: the 27th day of March 1876, he was of sound mind and continued to be so up to and including the time I saw him last before his death; which was a very few days before that event; and he then claimed said will as his last disposition of his property and that he wished not to change or add to the same.

I further swear that the other subscribing witness and myself are over twenty one years of age.


J. L. MILLS


Sworn to & subscribed before me in open Court this Novr.29th 1879. T. C. Goodner Co. Judge Collin Co.

Filed Nov. 29th 1879.

J. M. Benge clerk


[margin note: “Probate of Will]


Estate of HENRY HARLESS Decd. Saturday Nov. 19 1879

MARTHA HARLESS admr &c

Now on this day came on to be heard the application of MARTHA HARLESS to be appointed Administrator with the will annexed; and said application both for the probate of the will and for letters of administration with the will annexed being heard and fully considered by the Court. It is ordered and decreed that said will be admitted to probate and that the same be recorded. It is further ordered that MARTHA HARLESS be and she is hereby appointed Administratrix with the will annexed of the estate of said HENRY HARLESS Decd. And that she enter into bond as such administratrix with good security. Conditioned as the law requires in the sum of Five Thousand Dollars.


Read & approved

T. C. Goodner

Co. Judge




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The State of Texas

Collin County December 1st 1879.


Now on this day came on to be herd the following causes to be tried and determine by the County Judge of Collin County in vacation To wit:


J. H. MARTIN Decr. 1st 1879

Executor

Estate S. M. WILKINS Now on this day comes J. H. MARTIN Executor of the Estate of S. M. WILKINS. Decd. and files this his petition for the sale of the following personal property to wit: One Cow and calf and 3 year old steer, one 2 year old steer, one 2 year old heifer, One Buggy, Lot of old plows, 7 head of hogs, one Grind stone, 4 bee house (?), 1 set Blacksmith tools, Household and Kitchen furniture and prays for an order to sell the same at public or private sale. It is therefore ordered and decreed by the Court that the said J. H. MARTIN Executor of the Estate of said S. M. WILKINS Decd. proceed to sell the above described property set out in said petition either at public or private sale for Cash and that he report the same to this Court.


Be it remembered that on this 9th day of December A. D. 1879 the following proceedings were had by the County Judge in vacation.


[margin note: “order granting sale of personal property: A. CREWS”]


J. T. MELTON Tuesday December 9th 1879.

Ex. Now on this day comes

Est. ALEX CRUSE (CREWS?) J. T. MELTON Executor of the Estate of ALEX CRUSE deceased and prays the Court for any order to sell all the live stock [sic] consisting of three horses & 2 mules & 5 head of cattle belonging to said Estate and said application being heard and fully understood by the Court it is ordered that said sale be granted on six months credit to be sold at public sale on the premises of testator taking notes with good security as required by law.




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State of Texas To the Hon. Probate Court in and for Collin

County of Collin County, Application to file Inventory of Community of NANCY H. WILCOX Decd. & J. M. WILCOX.

NANCY H. WILCOX decd. wife of J. M. WILCOX departed this life on 8th day of July 1878 in the town of

Plano Collin County Texas. The said NANCY H. WILCOX left the following surviving children viz.

VIRGINIA E. WILCOX aged 20 years

LUCY J. WILCOX aged 18 years

GEORGE WILCOX aged 16 years

FRANCIS E. WILCOX aged 13 years

IDA M. WILCOX aged 10 years

ARTHUR WILCOX aged 7 years

BERTHA WILCOX aged 7 years

JOSEPH H. WILCOX aged 4 years

MAUD N. WILCOX aged 1 year


There is community property or estate between NANCY H. WILCOX Decd. and her surviving husband

J. M. WILCOX and that said Community estate is situated principally in County and state aforesaid and

J. M. WILCOX surviving husband of said NANCY H. WILCOX decd. would respectfully ask the Court to

appoint appraisers to appraise said estate J. M. WILCOX and his above named children being residents

Collin County Texas.

J. M. WILCOX


[margin note: “Order on application”]


In the matter of the Community Dec. 13th 1879

Estate of J. M. & NANCY H. WILCOX Decd. On this day came on to be heard the

petition of J. M. WILCOX for the appointment of appraisers &c. and the same having been heard and

fully understood it is ordered by the Court that said petition be received and as the law _____ (requires?)

and that JOE FOREMAN, L. BUTLER and J. Y. LOVELACE be and they are hereby appointed as

appraisers to appraise and value the Community property of said J. M. WILCOX and his deceased wife

NANCY H. WILCOX.


In the matter of the Community Dec. 29th 1879

Estate of J. M. WILCOX and his On this day came on to be heard the report

Decd. wife NANCY H. WILCOX of Commissioners heretofore appointed by this

Court and make the following report to wit:


Appraisement of the community property of the Estate of JAMES M. WILCOX and NANCY H. WILCOX

Decd. made Dec. 15th 1879.





List article

Value

Contra (?)


160 acres Land

James Long sur.

$500.00

By amt. due J. H.

Hardin for Money

350.00

37 acres Land

Joe Jackson Sur.

50.00

By amt. Parmer Full &

Co.

375.00

10 acres Land

M. Jones Sur. Denton

Co.

30.00

By amt. Castleberry

Bros.

124.40





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7 acres A. Paron (?)

Collin

30.00

Red Rock Mill Co.

$210.00

1 acre J. Klepper

Survey

$1350.00



½ acre J. Klepper

300.00



8 mules

300.00



28 Horses

400.00



Stock of Lumber &

Office

1000.00



Solvent notes &

Account__?

500.00



20 Head of Cattle

120.00



1 Wagon

30.00



Farming tools &

implements

20.00



Household & Kitchen

Furn[iture]

100.00



Net amt. to Estate

$4930.00


3870.00




$4930.00



[margin note: “Inventory and appraisement’]


State of Texas This certifies that the above is a correct and

Collin County just inventory and appraisement of the Community

Estate of J. M. WILCOX and NANCY H. WILCOX decd. so far as same has been show to us by J. M. WILCOX surviving husband of NANCY H. WILCOX decd.

L. BUTLER

J. Y. LOVELACE appraisers


Sworn to and subscribed before me this December 19th 1879.

T. J. Vance J. P. Precinct No. 5 Collin Co. Texas


State of Texas Before me H. C. Oreraker (?) a Notary Public in and for Collin County this

County of Collin day personally appeared J. M. WILCOX who after being duly qualified deposes and say that the above is a full and complete Inventory of the community estates of himself and NANCY H. WILCOX Decd. to the best of his knowledge & belief.

J. M. WILCOX


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of December 1879 as witness my official signature and seal.

H.C. Oreraker (?) Notary Public

Collin County Texas


And said report having been heard and fully understood it is ordered by the Court that the same be approved and entered of Record.


Community Estate of J. M. WILCOX Jan. 2nd 1880

and Surviving wife NANCY H. WILCOX Now on this day J. M. WILCOX having filed his bond as the surviving husband of NANCY H. WILCOX Decd. and it appearing to the Court that said bond is for a sufficient amount and conditioned as the law requires and that the securities are good, It is ordered that said bond be approved and recorded.


The State of Texas Now all men by these presents (sic) that we J. M. WILCOX

County of Collin as principal and SAMUEL YOUNG as securities (sic) are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of the County of Collin…




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and his successors in office in the sum of Four thousand Dollars conditioned that J. M. WILCOX surviving husband of NANCY H. WILCOX decd. who has this day filed Inventory and appraisement of the Community Estate of himself and his decd. wife shall manage and control the same in conformity to law and shall pay over to such persons as may be or may become entitled to receive the same or any portion thereof as provided by law and shall not squander or waste said community estate and shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him according to law. This Dec. 15th 1879.


J. M. WILCOX

his

SAMUEL X YOUNG

mark

J. W. THROCKMORTON

Attest W. H. Taylor

Filed Jany. 2nd 1880 J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.



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