Collin County Probate Minutes D



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Amt. brought forward


$15.75

Chisels to

J. F. Baumgartner

1.40

Hammer & square

J. F. Baumgartner

.75

Chisell's [sic] to

Geo. Howell

1.55

Chisels [sic] to

C. W. Noyes

.85

R. Plane

D. L. Rogers

.50

Chisels to

J. F. Baumgartner

2.35

Chisels to

C. W. Noyes

1.50

3 Plows to

J. F. Baumgartner

2.00

2 Plows to

W. H. Berger

.50

3 Plows to

Cheap [sic] John

.35

1 whetstone to

T. A. Coleman

.55

1 Tool chest to

R. Emerson

3.25

1 Bedstead [sic] to

Geo. Howell

5.25

2 Straw mattresses to

Peter Pain

.25

1 Plains [sic]

J. L. Measels

1.00

1 Plain to

Wm. Onesby

.30

3 Books to

J. E. Howell

.45

Sundries to

A.J. Taylor

.85

2 night glasses to

G. W. Kerr

.40

1 Box & contents to

C. F. Wilmeth

1.05

1 Coat Pants & vest to

A.J. Taylor

1.35

1 Over coat to

Wilmeth

1.10

2 pr. Pants to

Lindsey Wilson

.50

1 Pillow & mosquito Bar to

E. C. Clarkson

.80

1 Pr. slippers to

Peter Pain (?)

.25

Cards to

Henry Foote

.10

1 Hat to

C. H. Clarkson

.50

1 Rule (?) to

A.J. Taylor

.75

Sundries to

R. Emerson

.40

2 shirts & Col. (collars?) to

Chas. Wilmeth

.60

Towells [sic] to

J. E. McNite

.50

5 shirts to

Caughey

.70

1 Pr. Pans to

Malone

.85

1 Coat to

S. Lane

.50

1 White vest to

D. Hoskins

.80

2 White vests to

T. P. T. McLean

.75

1 Pr. Pants to

T. P. T. McLean

.50

1 under shirt & socks to

C. T. Wilmeth

.55

Drawers (?) to

T. P. T. McLean

.75

Undershirt & socks to

C, T. Wilmeth

.65

Sundries to

T. P. T. McLean

.45

Buttons

T. P. T. McLean

.30

Razor &c.

J. P. Burton

.55

Trunk to

J. P. Burton

1.65


Total

$56.70


And that he has collected the full amount of the above sale except C. W. NOYES purchase of $2.35, D. EMERSON 0.45, GEO. HERNDON $1.25 showing that he has in his hands…




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from said sale $52.65. That he paid to Wms. Warden the sum of Two Dollars for selling the above mentioned goods as an Auctioneer and that he paid the sum of seventy-five cents for moving said goods from the house of Col. (?) R. D. ALLISON to the Court House door the place where said goods were sold. He would further state that the above named goods sold for their fair cash value and price wherefore [sic] he asks that this his report be approved.

Jany. 29th A. D. 1880. J. L. DOGGETT admr. of JOHN NIX


State of Texas

Collin County Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority J. L. DOGGETT admr. of the Estate of JOHN NIX Decd. who being duly sworn says that the above report of Sale is true and correct.

J. L. DOGGETT


Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of Jany. A. D. 1880.

J. M. Benge clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.

Filed Jany. 30th 1880. J. M. Benge clerk By P. Walton Dpy.



In the matter of Jan. 30th 1880

The Estate of JNO. NIX, Decd. On this day the foregoing report of J. L. DOGGETT admr. of said Estate of the sale of personal property belonging to said Estate came on to be heard and it appearing to the Court that said property sold for a fair price It is therefore ordered by the Court that said report be and the same is hereby approved and confirmed.



Estate of the minor heirs Jan. 30th 1880

of A. J. HONAKER Decd Annual account

J. P. BICKLEY Guard. In County Court Collin Co. 1879

Now comes J. P. BICKLEY Guardian of

the Estate of the minor heirs of A. J. HONKER and makes this his annual report of the Condition of said Estate and represents that since the filing of his last annual report of Dec. 26th 1876 he has received and paid out the following monies to wit;


Received:

1876

Dec. 25

of E. S. Caudler for rent of land for the year 1876

$ 40.00

1877

Jan. 11 of J. N. Andrews note

65.00

April 4 of R. P. Basham on note

50.25

April 4 of Union Mills on rent-wheat

7.87

Nov. 5 of J. M. Wright on note

34.83

Nov. 9 of J. N. Andrews on note

107.55

Dec. 21 for corn sold for rent of 1877

55.70

1878

Feby. 16th on note of W. G. Pendleton

14.00

April 6 Int. on money loaned to W. R. Honaker

4.30

April 6 Rent cotton for 1877

88.39

April 6 Rent on oats land 1877

14.00






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Feby 18th J. C. Pendleton Int. on note

$21.00

Apr. 11th Corn sold for rent of 1878

22.32

Apr. 11th Rent cotton sold for 1878

4.72

1879

Apr. 3 S. R. Hamilton Int. on note

24.00

Apr. 16 Recd. of E. S. Candler on land rent

20.00

Sep. 3rd Recd. of J. M. Rollins for rent corn for 1878

23.76


$597.69


He would further represent that since his last report he had paid out the following amounts of money as per vouchers herewith filed to wit:


To Jenkins & Muse attys. for voucher no. 1

$2.50

To tax collector as per voucher no. 2

19.18

To E. H. Pendleton as per voucher no. 3

2.00

To T. H. Parker as per voucher no. 4

2.00

To C. C. Perrin J. P. as per voucher no. 5

.20

To Tax collector as per voucher no. 6

14.50

To MALINDA W. DAY Guardian of the persons for support of minors voucher no. 7

43.00

To MALINDA W. DAY Guardian of the persons for support of minors voucher no. 8

32.00

To MALINDA W. DAY Guardian of the persons for support of minors voucher no. 9

20.00

To MALINDA W. DAY Guardian of the persons for support of minors voucher no. 10

40.00

To MALINDA W. DAY Guardian of the persons for support of minors voucher no. 11

20.00

To MALINDA W. DAY Guardian of the persons for support of minors voucher no. 12

30.00

To MALINDA W. DAY Guardian of the persons for support of minors voucher no. 13

20.00

To MALINDA W. DAY Guardian of the persons for support of minors voucher no. 14

10.00

To MALINDA W. DAY Guardian of the persons for support of minors voucher no. 15

20.00


He would further represent that as guardian of the Estate of said minors he has expended pr. the benefits of said Estate the following amounts to wit which said serious and expenditures were necessary for the protection and care of said estate and that the charges made are recorded.


Amt. paid for trimming hedge fence

3.75

Work of self hauling ___t rent wheat to market

1.62

Cash for bagging & ties

4.06

Services hauling cotton to Terrell

4.00

Cash for plank to repair house

2.50

Cash paid to K. R. Coning (?) for attys. for in

making out this report

7.50

Cash paid as commissions on 447.60 5% receiving

22.40

Cash paid as commissions on 299.21 collected at

5%

14.96


Recapitulation


Total amt. collected


597.69

Total amt. paid out

229.21


Commissions

37.36



$336.57

261.12



$336.57

Bal. on hand

$261.12



He would further represent that he loaned of the money belonging to said estate the following amounts for which he took good notes on solvent parties but which an as yet unpaid to wit on Jany. 24th 1877 to J. D. BICKLEY on Hundred dollars bearing interest at the rate of 10% from date. On April 11th 1877 to S. R. HAMILTON the sum of two…




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Hundred [sic] Dollars which amount bears interest from date at the rate of 12% per annum. All of which matters being considered by the Court he asks that this report be received and approved as an annual statement of the condition of the estate of his wards.

K. R. Craig (?) for J. P. BICKLEY Gdn.


State of Texas Before me the undersigned authority personally appeared J. P.

Collin County BICKLEY who upon oath says that the above is a correct statement of the condition of the estate of the heirs of A. J. HONAKER of whom he is guardian.


J. P. BICKLEY


Sworn to before me this Nov. 1-79. J. M. Benge clerk.

By P. Walton Dpy.


The undersigned guardian would make the following additional report to the one now filed showing with other matters his management of the farm belonging to said estate and he reports first for the year 1877. He rented said farm to T. H. PARKER, M. W. TEMPLE for a portion of the crop except some oat land which he rented for cash 14.00 other portion for 1/3 of (illegible) & ¼ of cotton the heirs’ portion of said rent is accounted for in report herewith filed. For the year 1878 said farm was so much out of repair that your reporter found it very difficult to get any one to take said place & he finally leased it to T. H. PARKER & took his contract for the rent for the sum of 253.70—2/3 of this amount being due his wards that said PARKER gave no security & could not give security and reporter had no opportunity of renting to any one else more responsible and that said PARKER abandoned the crop & left the county without the knowledge of reporter, that reporter took charge of said crop & gathered the same in the best way he could for said estate and after deducting all expenses of gathering has returned the cost net proceeds 50.80 in this his last report & he also holds a note for Cow sold of said crop 23.37 due 11 Novr. 1879 with interest at 10 per cent from date crop 23.37 due 11 Novr. 1879 with interest at 10 per cent from date dated Novr. 11 1878 signed W. L. STUBBLEFIELD and W. P. HONAKER this note reported in any other report. Reporter says that for the year 1879 he has been unable to rent said premises for any thing owing to the Condition of said house & improvements, said reporter says that said farm is not in condition to rent and he asks the Court to make such order as shall be necessary to authorize him to repair said farm so that the same can be rented for the year 1880. Reporter says that ____(?) rents & profits of the estate of said wards is not sufficient to support said minors SARAH B. & W. A. HONAKER and he asks the Court for an allowance such as will be sufficient for said purpose.


State of Texas Before me the undersigned authority personally appeared

County of Collin J. P. BICKLEY who upon oaths says that the above is a correct statement of the…




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of the condition of the estate of the said heirs of whom he is guardian.


J. P. BICKLEY


Sworn to before me this Nov. 1st 79. J. P. BICKLEY


Filed Nov. 1st 1879. J. M. Benge Clk. By P. Walton Dpy.


The State of Texas In the County Court Novr. Term 1879

County of Collin The State of Texas to the Sheriff or Constable of Collin County Greeting: Your 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 welfare of the estate of the minor heirs of A. J. HONAKER Decd. J. P. BICKLEY has filed in the County Court of Collin County an annual (?) report of the condition of the estate of said minors 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 estates may appear and contest said application if they see proper. Herein fail not under penalty of law and of this write make due return. Issued the 1st day of Novr. 1879.

L. S. Witness J. M. Benge clerk of said Court and the seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this 1st day of Nov. 1879. J. M. Benge clerk of the County Court of Collin County by P. Walton Dpy.


Sheriff’s Return

Came to hand the 1st day of November 1879 and executed same day by posting copies of the within in three public place in the county one of which was at the Court House door.

Wms. Warden Sheriff

By R. O. Johnson D. S.


J. P. BICKLEY Jan. 30th 1880

Guard. On this day came on to be heard

Est. Minor Heirs the application of J. P. BICKLEY Guardian

[of] A. J. HONAKER of said minors for an allowance for the support and education of said minors SARAH B. & W. A. HONAKER. And the same having been heard and considered by the Court It is ordered by the Court that said application be granted & said Guardian be allowed to expend of his wards SARAH B. & W. A. HONAKER Estate the sum of one hundred Dollars each or so much thereof as may be necessary…




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for the ensuing year.



S. J. KIRKPATRICK Guard Jan. 30th 1880

Est. JOHN CRUSE et als minors In the County Court of Collin County

vs. January Term A. D. 1880

Est. A. CRUSE Decd. To the Hon. County Court of Collin County.

J. T. MELTON Admr. Now at this term of the Court comes S. J.

KIRKPATRICK Guardian of the person and estates of JONNIE, ALLIE, and ROBERT CRUSE and represents and shows to the Court that she is the guardian of the persons and estate of the above named parties that they are minors and that they are the children of A. CRUSE decd. that the said A. CRUSE deceased left these his three children without any means to provide for their maintenance and education that they are at this time dependent upon the charities of others wherefore she prays the Court to set aside to her as guardian aforesaid the 80 acres of land returned by the administrator J. T. MELTON in his inventory of his estate for a homestead for said minor children and she further moves the Court to make an allowance to her out of the property or money of said Estate sufficient to support said children for the space of one year and she also asks the Court to set aside to her for the benefit of said children the exempt property out of said estate if the same can be found in kind and if not order a sale by the administrator of enough property to make a reasonable allowance in lieu thereof.


DeArmond & Doggett

Attys. for S. J. KIRKPATRICK


Filed Jan. 23th 1880. J. M. Benge clerk by S. K. Rudolph Dy.


In the Matter of the Estate Friday Jan. 30th 1880

of A. CRUSE Decd. Now on this day came on to

J. T. MELTON Extr. be heard the motion of S. J.

KIRKPATRICK guardian of the

persons and estate of JOHN CRUSE, ALLIE CRUSE and ROBERT CRUSE minor children of A. CRUSE decd. to have the homestead exempt property and an allowance for one year’s support set aside to her as guardian aforesaid for the benefit of the above mentioned children of the said A. CRUSE deceased and said motion having been examined by the Court and the same being fully understood It is ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that J. T. MELTON executor of the Estate of A. CRUSE deceased do turn over to the said S. J. KIRKPATRICK guardian as aforesaid the 80 acres of land owned by the said A. CRUME at his death as a homestead and which is returned by said…




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executor in his inventory heretofore filed in this estate and it further ordered by the Court that said executor pay to said S. J. KIRKPATRICK guardian as aforesaid the sum of one Hundred Dollars out of any money now in his hands or coming into his hands as executor of the Estate of said A. CRUSE deceased first paying funeral expenses & expenses of (illegible) which said one hundred dollars is hereby set apart as an allowance for one year’s support for said minor children. And it further ordered by the Court that said executor deliver to said S. J. KIRKPATRICK guardian as aforesaid all household and kitchen furniture belonging to said A. CRUSE estate also all implements of husbandry, the family library and all family portraits and pictures if there are any, five milch [sic] cows and their calves if there are so many belonging to the said estate, if not then as many as there are, Two horses and one wagon, one carriage or buggy if there be one, one gun, twenty hogs, Twenty head of sheep, all saddles bridles and harness and all other exempt property said executor is hereby ordered to deliver paid above mentioned property to said Guardian as aforesaid if the same is found in kind among the property of his said testator and if said executor has received from the effects of said estate [illegible] all of the above mentioned property and has sold the same under an order of this Court entered at a former term thereof he is hereby ordered to pay over to said guardian as aforesaid the money realized from or to be realized from the sale of said specific articles hereby set aside to said S. J. KIRKPATRICK guardian as aforesaid. The above mentioned land exempt property and 100$ year’s alliance to be delivered to said guardian to be managed and accounted for by her as required by law.


It is ordered that Court adjourn until Court in course.

T. C. Goodner

Co. Judge




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The State of Texas Be it remembered that on this 10th day

Collin County of March 1880 the following proceedings

Were had by the County Judge of Collin County.,

Tex. In vacation.



The State of Texas To the Hon. T. C. Goodner Probate Judge for

County of Collin Collin County, Texas. Your petitioner FANNIE

REDWINE late consort of JOSEPH REDWINE Decd. respectfully asks that C. W. WILCOXEN (WILCOXSEN?), JESSE HENSLEY and G. J. DOVER or some other good citizen of Collin County be appointed to appraise the real and personal property left by JOSEPH REDWINE deceased to his lawful heirs namely his wife FANNIE REDWINE and his two children BROMBLE and FRETTY (?) REDWINE. The Inventory of said property is one hundred and eighty acres of Land, one hundred and twenty of which is in culleration (cultivation?) Personal property, two mares, one mule, and one colt, about nine head of cattle and other personal property. The probable value of which is $2000.000 Two Thousand Dollars. Respectfully submitted March 9th 1880.


FANNIE REDWIND


Filed March 10th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


On this day the 10th March 1880 the above petition having been heard by the County Judge, It is ordered by the Court that said petition be granted and that JESSE HENSELY, G. J. DOVER (?) & ELIJAH GLASS be and they are hereby appointed appraisers to appraise and value said estate and that the said petition be recorded.




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The State of Texas Be it remember that on this the

County of Collin third Monday the 15th day of March

1880 there was begun and holden at

the Court House in the city of McKinney a regular term of the Hon. County Court of Collin County for the transaction of Probate and other business. Present and presiding the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County, J. M. Benge County Clerk and Wms. Warden Sheriff of said county when the following proceedings were had to wit:



J. H. BOWMAN Monday March 15th 1880

Guard. Annual Report

Est. JNO. J. RUSSELL On this day came on to be heard the report of J. H. BOWMAN Guardian of the estate of JNO. J. RUSSELL a minor showing the condition of said estate and said report having been examined by the Court and found in all things correct It is ordered by the Court that said report be received and recorded.


J. H. BOWMAN Guardian of the estate of J. J. RUSSELL minor begs leave to make the following exhibit of the condition of his estate:


Amt. on hand per rept. filed May 7th/78

$1389.97

Collected Jno. McCall (?) suit ‘78

222.63

Collected Robt. Askin suit ‘79

41.44

Collected Robt. Askin suit ‘79

41.25


$1695.29



Money Paid Out


Paid Lovelace & Hudson v. (voucher) 1

3.85

Paid J. M. Benge v. 2

16.45

Paid J. H. Ready v. 3

1.20

Paid J. P. Ferrell v. 4

2.25

Paid Terrell & Moore v. 5

.50

Paid Sanger Bros. v. 6

8.00

Paid W. Allen (?) tuition v. 7

74.50

Paid Jos. Wilson v. 8

1.50

Paid H. W. Ardinger & Co. v. 9

1.00

Paid J. H. Ready v. 10

2.25

Paid J. Wilson v. 11

19.00

Paid C. Baker v. 12

4.50

Paid J. H. Ready v. 13

1.45

Paid A. Bernhaus (?) v. 14

10.00

Paid J. H. Ready v. 15

.80

Paid Jno. Alexander v. 16

1.00

Paid J. M. Wilcox v. 17

4.45

Paid J. S. Chaddick v. 18

30.80

Paid G. W. Mason v. 19

2.70

Paid W. H. Procter v. 20

62.50


$248.70





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Amt. brot. forward

$248.70

Paid J. H. Ready v. 21

.50

Paid Lovelace &c. v. 22

23.60

Paid L. M. Dewey v. 23

.40

Paid Sanger Bros. v. 24

8.50

Paid L. Arm (?) v. 25

1.75

Paid L. W. Oglesly (taxes) v. 26

47.00

Paid G. W. Mason v. 27

.50


$330.95


J. H. Bowman


Recapitulation


Amt. on hand & collected


$1695.29

Amt. paid out


330.95



$1364.34

5% com. on 305.22 collected

$15.26


5% com. on 330.95 Paid

16.54



$31.80


Total on hand


$1332.54


Sworn to before me this Jany. 16th 1880.

J. M. Benge clerk By P. Walton Dpy.


Filed Jany. 16th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. by P. Walton Dpy.



[margin note: “Estate of HUGH L. BARNETT Et als. minors”]


The State of Texas In the County Court of Collin County

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

Your petitioner THOMAS B. BARNETT would respectfully represent that HUGH L. BARNETT, MOLLIE A. BARNETT, MINNIE BARNETT and IDA B. BARNETT residents of Collin County are minors under the age of fourteen years and have no guardian of their estate to wit: thirteen acres of land situated in Collin County and of the value of about one hundred and twenty five dollars ($125.00).Wherefore your petitioner prays that he be appointed Guardian of the estate of said minors and for such other orders as may be necessary in the premises.


THOMAS B. BARNETT

By Howard Pickett atty.


Filed Feby. 26th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


[margin note: “Notice”]


The State of Texas In the County Court to the March Term

County of Collin 1880.

The State of Texas: To the sheriff or constable of Collin County—Greeting. Your are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most public places in your County—one of which shall be the Court House door—copies of the following notice:

The State of Texas: To all persons…




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interested in the welfare of the estate of HUGH L. BARNETT, MOLLIE A. BARNETT, MINNIE BARNETT & IDA BARNETT minors THOS. BARNETT has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for guardianship upon the estate of said minors which will be heard at the next term of said court commencing on the third Monday in March 1880 at the Court House thereof in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said Guardianship 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 26th day of

L. S. Feby. 1880. Witness J. M. Benge clerk of said Court and the seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this 26th day of Feby. 1880. J. M. Benge clerk of the County Court

of Collin County By S. K. Rudolph D. C.



[margin note: “Shff’s Return”]


Came to hand the 26th day of Feby. 1880 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 Jos. W. Waddill D. S.


[margin note: “order of Court”]


THOS. B. BARNETT

vs. Monday March 15th 1880

Est. HUGH L. BARNETT On this day the foregoing petition of THOS. B.

Et als minors BARNETT to be appointed as guardian of the Estate of the above named minors coming on to be heard and it appearing to the Court that notice as required by law has been given and no objection thereto having been made It is ordered by the Court that said petition be granted that letters of guardianship issue to said THOS. B. BARNETT upon the estate of said minors upon his filing a good and solvent bond in the sum of Two Hundred and fifty Dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.


[margin note: “Estate of MARY E. McCURLEY”]



The State of Texas To the Hon. Court of said Co.

Collin County RICHARD T. MITCHELL is a citizen of said County—shows that MARY E. McCURLEY a minor over the age of 14 years residing in said County—at the house of your petitioner that she has no guardian of her person or Estate and that she is entitled to an estate by inheritance…




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of the probable value of 1000$ wherefore he prays to be appointed guardian of her estate & that notice be given required by law and for general relief.

R. T. MITCHELL


I accept service of the within and waive issuance of all process. Jany. 28tth. Signed


her

MARY E. X McCURLEY

Mark

Witness W. B. ARNOLD

CRISSIE C. SAGER (?)


Filed Feby 10th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By P. Walton Dpy.



R. T. MITCHELL

vs. Monday March 15th 1880

Est. MARY E. McCURLEY

Minor On this day the foregoing petition of R. T. MITCHELL to be appointed guardian of the Estate of MARY E. McCURLEY a minor coming on to be heard and it appearing to the Court that said minor had filed her written acceptance of service of the notice of the filing of said petition and no objection thereto having been made It is ordered by the Court that said petition be granted, that letters of Guardianship issue to said R. T. MITCHELL upon the estate of said minor upon his filing a good and solvent bond in the sum of Two thousand dollars and taking the oath as prescribed by law.



[margin note:”Estate of ADA LEE a minor”]

[margin note: “Petition”]


The State of Texas To the Hon. T. C. Goodner Judge of the County

County of Collin Court of Collin County.

JOHN BROUGHTON a citizen of Collin County would represent & show unto your Hon. that ADA LEE is a minor, is a female age seven years a citizen of Collin County that the said ADA LEE has been living with this applicant ever since she was eight months old that the mother of said ADA is dead and that the father is supposed & believed to be dead that applicant has never heard of or seen the father of said ADA since he gave him said child when she was about eight months old that he has taken care of her ever since feeding clothing & taking giveme (?) care of said ADA, the said minor has no personal property but has an Estate in this County of land supposed to be worth five hundred dollars that your applicant make[s] this application for the Guardianship of this property & person of said minor & prays that citation may issue as the law directs & that on hearing of this application letters of guardianship may issue to him as prayed for in their application.

JOHN BROUGHTON




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Filed March 1st 1880. J. M. Benge clerk


[margin note: “Notice”]



The State of Texas In the County Court to the March Term

County of Collin 1880.

You are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most public places in your county—one of which shall be the Court House door—copies of the following notice:

The State of Texas, to all persons interested in the welfare of the estate of ADA LEE a minor JOHN BROUGHTON has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for guardianship of the estate of ADA LEE a minor which will be heard at the next term of said court commencing on the 3rd Monday in March 1880 at the House Court in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said minor 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 1st day of March 1880. Witness J. M. Benge clerk of

L. S. Said Court and the seal thereof in office in the city of McKinney this 1st day of March 1880.

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

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


[margin note: “Sheriff’s Return”]


Came to hand the 1st day of March 1880 and executed the same day by posting copies of the within in three public place in the County one of which was at the Court House door.

Wm. Warden Sheriff of Collin County

By J. W. Waddill D. S.


[margin note: “Order of Court”]


JOHN BROUGHTON Monday March 15th 1880

vs. On this day the foregoing petition

Est. ADA LEE of JOHN BROUGHTON to be appointed

as guardian of the person and Estate

of ADA LEE a minor coming on to be hear and it appearing to the Court that the notice required by law had been given and no objection thereto having been made It is ordered by the Court that said petition be granted that letters of guardianship issue to said JOHN BROUGHTON upon the estate of said minor upon his filing a good and solvent bond in the sum of Five hundred dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.




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[margin note: “Final Report”}


B. W. HAMPTON Monday March 15th 1880.

Guard.

Est. of MARY OGWIN Now came B. W. HAMPTON Guardian and says that his ward MARY OGWIN has since his last report married (blank) MALLOW and therefore entitled to her estate. Said guardian now files his last report & asks to be discharged from said guardianship.


Balance in note


$182.35

Per voucher 1

$125.00


Per voucher 2

2.50


Amt. paid out

$127.50


5% coms. (commission) on

127.50

6.37



$133.87



Leaving a balance in said note on hand 48.70 all of which is respectfully submitted. B. W. HAMPTON


Sworn to before me this Jany. 13th 1880. J. M. Benge

By P. Walton Dpy.

Filed Jany. 13th 1880. J. M. Benge clerk By P. Walton Dpy.


We hereby accept service on the within and waive issue and (?) of citations on same Jany. 26th 1880.


M. E. MALLOW

M. C. MALLOW


[margin note: “Order of Court”]


B. W. HAMPTON Monday March 15th 1880

Guard. Final account

MARY OGWIN On this day the final report of B. W.

HAMPTON as Guardian of the Estate of MARY OGWIN a minor coming on to be heard and it appearing to the Court that said MARY OGWIN had intermarried with M. C. MALLOW and had filed together with her said husband their written waiver of the issuance of citation & the notice of the filing of said final report and no objection having been made thereto It is ordered by the Court that said petition be approved and said Guardian discharged from his trust upon payment of all costs herein and filing vouchers showing all estate in his hands belonging to said minor disposed of as required by law.



KATY MELTON Et als

vs. Monday March 15th 1880

Est. CHARLOTTE & THOS. FINLEY On this day P. B. MUSE Esq.

was appointed by the Court as

Attorney for W. L. FINLEY who is a resident of the County of Green (?) State of Illinois who now files his answer as such attorney for W. L. FINLEY.



Ordered that Court adjourn until Tuesday morning 9 o’clock Tuesday [sic] morning March 16th 1880. Court met pursuant to adjournment. Officers of Court as on yesterday.




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IRA P. HOWARD Monday March 15th 1880

admr.

Est. E. B. HOWARD On this day comes IRA P. HOWARD admr.

Deceased of said Estate and moves (?) the Court to

grant him further in which to report the sale of certain lands belonging to said estate. And said matters having been heard and understood It is ordered by the Court that said motion be granted that said administrator make his report at the next term of this Court.


[margin note: “ Estate of W. BELLE DYE”]


N. BELLE DYE a minor

In a/c with J. H. BOWMAN guardian



Dr.

Cr.

1879 Feb.



By amt. from Insurance Policy

H. DYE


300.00

By amt. Interest 200$ 10 mos.


20.00

To 5% com[mission] receiving

same

$ 16.00


To cash paid voucher no. 1

2.25


To cash paid voucher no. 2

2.90


To cash paid voucher no. 3

1.00


To cash paid voucher no. 4

51.37


To cash paid voucher no. 5

.50


To cash paid voucher no. 6

.85


To cash paid voucher no. 7

.45


To cash paid voucher no. 8

1.62


To cash paid voucher no. 9

.25


To cash paid voucher no. 10

.80


To cash paid voucher no. 11

2.50


To cash paid voucher no. 12

1.50


To cash paid voucher no. 13

2.00


To cash paid voucher no. 14

2.25


To cash paid voucher no. 15

4.00


To cash paid voucher no. 16

.50


To cash paid voucher no. 17

.50


To cash paid voucher no. 18

.85


To cash paid voucher no. 19

6.


To cash paid voucher no. 20

12.13


To cash paid voucher no. 21

14.00


To cash paid voucher no. 22

3.16


5% com. paying out $107.38

5.35


Bal[ance]

191.27


E. & O. C. (?)

320.00

320.00

By Balance


$191.27



The State of Texas County Court Jan. Term A. D. 1880

County of Collin To the Hm. [Honorable] County Court of said County J. H. BOWMAN guardian of the estate of N. BELLE DYE a minor respectfully presents the foregoing account together with the vouchers herewith filed & [illegible] [illegible] consecutively from 1 to 22 inclusive as his first annual account of the said estate and says…




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the same contains a complete and correct statement of the matters to which it relates. Wherefore he prays that due notice of the filing of said account be given according to law that upon [illegible] the same be approved and for general relief.

J. H. BOWMAN


Sworn to and subscribed before me this Dec. 15th A. D. 1880.

J. M. Benge clerk By P. Walton Dpy

Filed Dec. 15th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By P. Walton Dpy.


J. H. BOWMAN Tuesday March 16th 1880

Guard.

Est. N. BELLE DYE On this day the foregoing annual account of J. H. BOWMAN Guardian of said estate showing the Condition thereof coming on to be heard and it appearing to the Court that notice as required by law had been given and said account having been carefully examined by the Court and found correct It is ordered by the Court that said account be approved and recorded.


LURA P. DYE minor

In a/c with J. H. BOWMAN guardian



Dr.

Cr.

1879 Feb.



By amt. from Insurance Policy

H. DYE


300.00

By amt. Interest 250$ 10 mos.


25.00

To 5% com[mission] receiving

same

$ 16.25


To cash paid voucher no. 1

.25


To cash paid voucher no. 2

1.87


To cash paid voucher no. 3

3.93


To cash paid voucher no. 4

1.75


To cash paid voucher no. 5

1.50


To cash paid voucher no. 6

.50


To cash paid voucher no. 7

.55


To cash paid voucher no. 8

.15


To cash paid voucher no. 9

1.25


To cash paid voucher no. 10

.40


To cash paid voucher no. 11

3.16


To cash paid voucher no. 12

6.92


To cash paid voucher no. 13

10.00


5% com. paying $38.23

1.61


To Balance

274.91


E. & O. E. (?)

$325.00

$325.00

By Balance


$274.90



The State of Texas

County of Collin County Court Jany. Term A. D. 1880

To the Hon. County Court of said Co. J. H. BOWMAN guardian of the estate of LURA P. DYE a minor respectfully presents the foregoing account together with the voucher herewith filed & numbered from 1 to 13 inclusive as his first annual account with said Estate and…




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says upon oath the same contains a correct & complete statement of the matters to which it relates wherefore he prays that due notice of the filing of the same be given according to law that upon trial the same be approved & for general relief.

J. H. BOWMAN


Sworn to and subscribed before me this Dec. 15th 1879.

J. M. Benge clerk By P. Walton Dpy.

Filed Decr. 15th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. by S. K. Rudolph Dpy.


J. H. BOWMAN

Guard.

Est. LURA B. DYE On this day the foregoing annual account of J. H. BOWMAN Guardian of said estate showing the condition thereof coming on to be heard and it appearing to the Court that notice as required by law had been given and said account having been carefully examined by the Court and found correct It is ordered by the Court that said account be approved and recorded.


[margin note: “ADDIE L. DYE minor;” “Annual account”]


ADDIE L. DYE


1879 In a/c with J. H. BOWMAN

Feb. Guardian

Dr.

Cr.

By amt. from Insurance Policy


$300.00

To 5% Receiving same

$15.00


To amt. pd. voucher no. 1

2.25


To amt. pd. voucher no. 2

3,00


To amt. pd. voucher no. 3

2.45


To amt. pd. voucher no. 4

1.90


To amt. pd. voucher no. 5

.50


To amt. pd. voucher no. 6

3.60


To amt. pd. voucher no. 7

2.00


To amt. pd. voucher no. 8

.66


To amt. pd. voucher no. 9

.25


To amt. pd. voucher no. 10

1.50


To amt. pd. voucher no. 11

2.37


To amt. pd. voucher no. 12

1.25


To amt. pd. voucher no. 13

.70


To amt. pd. voucher no. 14

.85


To amt. pd. voucher no. 15

1.50


To amt. pd. voucher no. 16

2.00


To amt. pd. voucher no. 17

.50


To amt. pd. voucher no. 18

.75


To amt. pd. voucher no. 19

.15


To amt. pd. voucher no. 20

.75


To amt. pd. voucher no. 21

2.30


To amt. pd. voucher no. 22

1.87 (2)


To amt. pd. voucher no. 23

.75


To amt. pd. voucher no. 24

.75






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To cash P__ money

9.75


To cash traveling expenses from

Mason Co.

10.25


To cash attorney’s fee [voucher]

25

10.00


To voucher 26

10.86


To voucher 27

3.16


To voucher 28

1.25


To voucher 29

.35


To 5% com[mission] paying out

94.23

4.71

By Interest on $200.00 10 mo.


20.00

To balance

221.06


E.A.O. E. (? In margin)

320.00

$320.00

By balance


$221.06


The State of Texas County Court Jany. Term A. D. 1880

County of Collin To the Hon. County Court of said Co.

J. H. BOWMAN guardian of the estate and person of ADDIE L. DYE a minor guardianship of which is now pending in said Court respectfully presents the foregoing account & vouchers herewith filed and asks that it be taken as his first annual account with said estate. He represents and avers that the same contains a correct & complete statement of the matters to which it relates. Wherefore he prays that due notice of the filing of the same be given according to law, that upon trial the same be approved & for general relief.

J. H. BOWMAN


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th Dec. A. D. 1879.

J. M. Benge clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.


Filed Dec. 15th 1879. J. M. Benge clk. By P. Walton Dpy.


[margin note: “Order”]


J. H. BOWMAN

Guard. Tuesday March 16th 1880

Est. ADDIE L. DYE On this day the foregoing annual account of J. H. BOWMAN Guardian of said estate showing the condition thereof & coming on to be heard and it appearing to the Court that notice as required by law had been given and said account and vouchers having been carefully examined by the Court and found correct It is ordered by the Court that said account be approved and recorded.



[margin note: “LIZZIE M. DYE”]



LIZZIE M. DYE minor


1879 In a/c with J. H. BOWMAN

Feby. Guardian

Dr.

Cr.

By amt. from Insurance Policy

H. DYE


$300.00

By amt. from Interest on 200$

10 mos.


20.00

To 5% com[mission] receiving

Same

$15.00


To cash pd. voucher no. 1

.95


To cash pd. voucher no. 2

.75






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To cash pd. voucher no. 3

3.00


To cash pd. voucher no. 4

10.00


To cash pd. voucher no. 5

.25


To cash pd. voucher no. 6

.93


To cash pd. voucher no. 7

.50


To cash pd. voucher no. 8

1.50


To cash pd. voucher no. 9

.15


To cash pd. voucher no. 10

.30


To cash pd. voucher no. 11

.25


To cash pd. voucher no. 12

1.75


To cash pd. voucher no. 13

1.50


To cash pd. voucher no. 14

5.25


To cash pd. voucher no. 15

.25


To cash pd. voucher no. 16

3.16


To cash pd. voucher no. 17

10.00


To cash pd. voucher no. 18

1.87 ½


To 5% com[mission] 57.36

2.86


To Balance

259.78

320.00

Et O. E. (other expense?)

$320.00

$320.00

By Balance


$259.78



The State of Texas County Court Jan. Term A. D. 1880

County of Collin To the Hon. Co. Court of said Co.

J. H. BOWMAN guardian of the estate and person of LIZZIE M. DYE a minor respectfully presents the foregoing account together with the vouchers herewith filed numbered from 1 to 18 inclusive as his first annual account and says that the same contains a correct and completer account of the matters to which it relates. Wherefore he prays that due notice of the filing of said account be given, that upon trial the same be approved & for general relief.

J. H. BOWMAN


Sworn to and subscribed before me this Dec. 15th A. D. 1880 [sic].

J. M. Benge clk. by P. Walton Dpy.


Filed Dec. 15th 1879. J. M. Benge clk. By P. Walton Dpy



[margin note: “Order”]


J. H. BOWMAN Tuesday March 16th 1880.

Guard. On this day the foregoing annual

Est. LIZZIE M. DYE account of J. H. BOWMAN Guardian

of said estate showing the condition

thereof coming on to be heard and it appearing to the Court that notice as required by law had been given and said account and vouchers having been carefully examined by the Court It is ordered by the Court that said account be approved and recorded.




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[margin note: “MINNIE M. DYE”]


MINNIE MAY DYE


1879 In a/c with J. H. BOWMAN

Feby. Guardian

Dr.

Cr.

By amt. from Insurance Policy

300

By amt. from Interest 200$

10 mos.

$16.00

20

To cash paid voucher no. 1

104.99


To cash paid voucher no. 2

3.16


To cash paid voucher no. 3

10.00


To 5% com[mission] paying

out $118.15

5.90


To Balance

179.95


E. & O. C. (?)

$320.00

$320

By Balance


$179.95


[margin note:”MINNIE M. DYE”]


The State of Texas County Court Jan. Term A. D. 1880

County of Collin To the Hon. County aforesaid Co.

J. H. BOWMAN guardian of the estate of

M. M. DYE respectfully presents the foregoing account and the vouchers herewith filed and numbered from one to three inclusion as his first annual account with said estate and says that the same contains a complete and correct statement of the matters to which it relates, wherefore he prays that due notice of the filing of the same be given according to law that upon trial the said account be approved and for general relief.

J. H. BOWMAN


Sworn to and subscribed before me this Dec. 15th 1879

J. M. Benge clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.


Filed Dec. 15th 1879. J. M. Benge clk. By P. Walton Dpy


[margin note: “Order”]


J. H. BOWMAN Tuesday March 16th 1880

Guard. Annual account

Est. M. M. DYE On this day the foregoing annual

account of J. H. BOWMAN Guardian

of said estate showing the condition of thereof coming on to be heard and it appearing to the Court that notice as required by law had been given and said account and vouchers having been carefully examined by the Court and found correct It is ordered by the Court that said account be approved and recorded.


[margin note: “THOMAS C. DYE”]


THOMAS C. DYE


1879 In a/c with J. H.

Feby. BOWMAN

Dr.

Cr.

By amt. from Insurance Policy H. DYE


$300.00

By amt. from Interest 250.00

10 Mos.


25.00

To 5% com[mission] receiving

Same

16.25


To cash paid voucher no. 1

3.16


To cash paid voucher no. 2

3.24






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325.00

To cash paid voucher no. 3

.55


To cash paid voucher no. 4

.25


To cash paid voucher no. 5

1.10


To cash paid voucher no. 6

.15


To cash paid voucher no. 7

.60


To cash paid voucher no. 8

10.00


To 5% com[mission] out $19.05

.95


To Balance

288.75



$325.00

$325.00

By Balance


$288.75



The State of Texas County Court Jan. Term A. D. 1880

County of Collin To the Hon. County Court of said Co. J. H. BOWMAN guardian of the estate of

THOMAS C. DYE a minor respectfully presents the foregoing account together with the vouchers therewith filed numbered from 1 to 8 inclusive as his first annual account with said estate and says that the same contains a complete & correct statement of the matters to which it relates. Wherefore he prays due notice of the filing of the same be given according to law that upon trial the said account be approved & for general relief.

J. H. BOWMAN


Sworn to and subscribed before me. This Dec. 15th 1880 [sic]

J. M. Benge clerk

By P. Walton Dy.


Filed Dec. 15th 1879. J. M. Benge clk. By P. Walton Dpy.



[margin note: “Order”]


J. H. BOWMAN Tuesday March 16th 1880

Guard. Annual account

Est. THOS. C. DYE On this day the foregoing annual

of J. H. BOWMAN Guardian of said estate showing the Condition thereof coming on to be heard and it appearing to the Court that notice as required by law had been given and said account and vouchers having been carefully examined by the Court and found correct It is ordered by the Court that said account be approved and recorded.



L. C. SMITH Tuesday March 16th 1880

Guard. Annual account

Est. GOOCH Heirs On this [day] the annual account of L. C. SMITH Guardian aforesaid is continued by operation of Law.



W. H. HOLLIDAY Tuesday March 16th 1880

Guard. Report sale

THOS. HOLLIDAY et al On this day the report of sale of W. H.

HOLLIDAY of sale of land [sic] belonging to said minor was filed.




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[margin note: JAS. A. STINNETT”]



J. M. STINNETT Monday March 15th 1880

Guard.

JAS. A. STINNETT On this day it appearing to the

Minor Court that JOEL M. STINNETT who was

appointed Guardian of JAMES A. STINNETT a minor at the last term of this Court has wholly failed to give the bond required of him as such guardian and to qualify and Wm. M. STINNETT appearing in open court and offering to accept said trust and it appearing that he is a brother of said minor and suitable to said appointment It is ordered by the Court that letters of guardianship issue to said Wm. M. STINNETT upon said estate upon his filing a good and solvent bond in the sum of Twenty five hundred Dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.


[margin note: “EMMA STINNET”]


J. M. STINNET Monday March 15th 1880

Guard.

EMMA STINNETT On this day it appearing to the

Minor Court that JOEL M. STINNETT who

was appointed Guardian of the estate of EMMA STINNETT a minor at the last term of this Court has wholly failed to qualify and give the bond required of him as such guardian and Wm. M. STINNETT appearing in open court and offering to accept said trust and it appearing that he is a brother of said minor and entitled to said appointment It is ordered by the Court that letters of Guardianship issue to said Wm. M. STINNETT upon said estate upon his filing a good and solvent bond in the sum of Twenty five hundred Dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.



J. M. STINNET Monday March 15th 1880

Guard.

Est. SUE E. STINNET On this day it appearing to

Minor the Court that JOEL M. STINNET

who was appointed Guardian of the estate of SUE E. STINNET a minor at the last term of this Court has wholly failed to qualify and give the bond required of him as such guardian and Wm. M. STINNETT appearing in open court and offering to accept said trust and it appearing that he is a brother of said minor and entitled to said appointment It is ordered by the Court that…




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letters of Guardianship issue to said Wm. M. STINNETT upon said estate upon his filing a good and solvent bond in the sum of Twenty five hundred Dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.


[margin note: “B. B. STINNETT”]


J. M. STINNETT Monday March 15th 1880

Guard.

BEVERLY B. STINNET On this day it appearing to the Court

Minor that JOEL M. STINNET who was appointed

Guardian of the estate of BEVERLY B. STINNETT a minor at the last term of this Court has wholly failed to qualify and give the bond required of him as such guardian and Wm. M. STINNETT appearing in open court and offering to accept said trust and it appearing that he is a brother of said minor and entitled to said appointment It is ordered by the Court that letters of Guardianship issue to said Wm. M. STINNETT upon said estate upon his filing a good and solvent bond in the sum of Twenty five hundred Dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.



[margin note: “CHRLOTTE & THOS. FINLEY” “Decree”]



In the Estate of THOS. & CHARLOTTE Tuesday March 16th 1880

FINLEY Deceased

vs. Now on this day came

H. H. FINLEY admr. et al on to be heard the petition

of L. L. KINLEY, KATY and

DAVID MELTON, NANCY MORROW formerly NANCY FINLEY and who are resident citizens of Collin County Texas and MARY CONRAD (?) formerly FINLEY of Fannin County Texas and the heirs of CHARITY and WILLIAM WILDER decd. formerly of Green (?) County, State of Illinois who are as follows to wit F. M. WILDER of Collin County, Texas, WILLIS W. WILDER, CHARLOTTE E. NEAL and WILLIAM NEAL, A. J. MADDEN and JOS. MADDEN and J. W. WILDER all of Green (?) County, State of Illinois and also the heirs of SAMPSON FINLEY decd. who are citizens of Collin County Texas and are as follows to wit THOS. FINLEY, JOHN FINLEY, SAMPSON FINLEY JR. by his guardian J. P. DOWELL, CHARITY JOURDAN and GEORGE JOURDAN husband & wife ANN & JOHN MORGAN, husband & wife CHARLOTTE PRYOR & her husband JOHN PRYOR, SARAH FINLEY, MARY and SAFRONIA FINLEY by her guardian (blank) DRAKE and also the heirs of JAMES FINLEY deceased who are as follows to wit ED & ELGIN FINLEY, AMANDA HENRY and ARTHUR HENRY her husband who are citizens of Collin County Texas. Also BELLE COOPER and C. R. COOPER, husband and wife, and LIZZIE SNAPP and her…




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husband JOE SNAPP who are citizens of Cooke County Texas. Plaintiffs against W. L. FINLEY a citizen of Green County State of Illinois and H. H. FINLEY administrator of the estate of CHARLOTTE & THOS. FINLEY decd. and who is a resident of Collin County Texas in which said petition plaintiffs pray for partition of the after described real estate and all the personal property belonging to said estate and pray that said administrator be cited to file his final account and it appearing to the Court that due service of said petition has been had on the defendant W. L. FINLEY by publication as required by law and that the said H. H. FINLEY administrator aforesaid has been personally served and it further appearing to the Court that the said W. L. FINLEY defendant is a non resident of the State of Texas P. B. MUSE one of the attorneys of his Court is hereby appointed attorney for said W. L. FINLEY and required to file an answer in this cause for him and the said defendant H. H. FINLEY admr. as aforesaid having now filed his answer in this Cause says that he is not able to make a final report and account in this estate at this term of the Court for the reason that there is an outstanding debt not yet collected by him in favor of this estate but states in his answer that all the debts against his decedents estate have been fully paid. He is hereby granted until the next term of this Court to file a final account. And the said P. B. MUSE atty. for the said W. L. FINLEY having now filed his answer in this Cause and all the matters and things in said petition and answers being fully understood by the Court It is adjudged that all parties plaintiff and defendants are heirs at law of the said CHARLOTTE and THOS. FINLEY deceased and are entitled to one ninth interest in said Estate, that H. H. FINLEY is entitled to one ninth interest in said estate, that the plaintiff L. L. FINLEY is entitled to one ninth interest in said estate. That DAVID and KATY MELTON are entitled to one ninth interest in said estate. That NANCY MORROW is entitled to one ninth interest in said estate. That MARY COONRAD is entitled to one ninth interest in said estate. That the heirs of CHARITY and WILLIAM WILDER are entitled to one ninth interest in said estate. That the heirs of SAMPSON FINLEY deceased are entitled to one ninth interest in said estate.




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That the heirs of JAMES FINLEY decd. are entitled to one ninth interest in said estate and it further appearing to the Court that there are no debts now existing against the estate of CHARLOTTE and THOS. FINLEY decd. It is further ordered adjudged and decreed that the following described lands be partitioned and divided among the parties plaintiffs and defendants according to their respective interests and the following named persons are hereby appointed commissioners to divided said lands to wit SAMUEL CHILDRESS, W. P. MARSHALL and R. H. HUEY and they are required to divided said land in accordance with this decree and to report their action under this decree to the present term of this court said land to be divided is described as follows—1st Tract Lying and being in Collin County Texas on the waters of Rowlett’s Creek about 8 miles S 40° W from McKinney Know as the n. w. quarter of Section number (21) twenty one in Township (4) number four North of 1st Base line in Range two East of the first meridian by virtue of Certificate no. 514 (574?) issued by the Commissioners of Peters Colony on the 17th day of Novr. A. D. 1851 and shown by the plan of surveys of the Texas Emigration and land Company on file in the General land office of the State of Texas containing one hundred and sixty acres of land more or less—2nd Tract situated in said county on Rowlett’s Creek being part of a survey of 9.66 ½ acres of land made in the name of THOS. G. KENNEDY Beginning at a post on the East bank of said creek in the west line of said survey from which a walnut ten inches in diameter mkd. X bears north 2° E 29 lks. and an Elm 12 in. dia. mkd. X brs. North 2° E 29 lks. Thence north 16 chs. 15 lks. to the N. W. corner of said survey Thence East 12 chs. 50 lks to a post from which an Elm 6 in. dia. mrkd. X brs. S 61° west 1 ch. 10 lks. Thence south 14 chs. Thence East 8 chs. to a post from which a Spanish oak 10 in. in diameter mkd. X brs. S. 74 ¼ ° W. 1 chain and 4 lks. Thence S. 55° East 8 chs 12 lks to a post from which an Elm 9 in. dia. mks. X brs. N. 38° west 10 lks. and an Elm 6 in. dia. mkd. X brs. N 20 1/2° E 16 lks. Thence 55° W.13 chs. 32 lks. to a post the bank of said creek from which a walnut 10 in. dia. mkd. X brs 35 ½ ° W. 22 lks. Thence west to the middle of the bed of Rowlette creek Thence up said stream with the meanders thereof to the west line of said survey Thence north therewith to the place of beginning containing thirty six acres more or less.




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Less Five acres belonging to SAMPSON FINLEY the deed to which is recorded in Book H pp. 198. D. MELTON 5 acres deeded recorded in Book H. pp. 187 and three acres deeded to E. SPRINGER Book G. 383 Collin County Records. Said Commissions are required to divide said land into nine parts according to quality and quantity and to divide said land so that each share will be equal in value with each other share, to give to each of the parties hereinafter mentioned one share (if the same can be done) To W. L. one share, to H. H. FINLEY one share, to L. L. FINLEY one share, to DAVID and KATY FINLEY MELTON one share to NANCY MORROW (sic) one share to MARY COONRAD one share to the heirs of CHARITY and WILLIAM WILDER one share to the heirs of SAMPSON FINLEY one share and to the heirs of JAMES FINLEY one share.


[margin note: “Petition”]


In the Estate of CHARLOTTE In the County Court of Collin

FINLEY & THOS. FINLEY Decd. County March Term A. D. 1880

vs.

H. H. FINLEY Decd. To the Hon. T. C. Goodner County

Judge of Collin County

L. L. FINLEY, KATY and DAVID MELTON, NANCY MORROW, formerly FINLEY citizens of Collin County Texas and MARY COONROD formerly MARY FINLEY of Fannin County Texas and the heirs of CHARITY WILDER and Wm. WILDER of Collin County Texas WILLIS W. WILDER, CHARLOTTE E. NEAL and Wm. NEAL, ARMITTA J. MADDEN & JNO. MADDEN and J. W. WILDER all of Green County State of Illinois and the heirs of SAMPSON FINLEY deceased also of Collin County Texas who are the following named persons to wit THOS. FINLEY, JOHN FINLEY, SAMPSON FINLEY JR. by his guardian J. P. DOWEL, CHARITY JOURDON and GEO. JOURDON Husband & wife ANN MORGAN & JOHN MORGAN husband and wife CHARLOTTE PRYOR and her husband JOHN PRYOR, SARAH FINLEY, MARY FINLEY and all the heirs of JAMES FINLEY deceased (who was a son of the said CHARLOTTE and THOS. FINLEY deceased) who are as follows to wit: ED FINLEY, ELGAN FINLEY, AMANDA HENRY and ARTHUR HENRY husband and wife and who are citizens of Collin County Texas also BELLE COOPER and C. R. COOPER husband and wife and LIZZY SNAPP and her husband JOE SNAPP who are citizens of Cooke County Texas complaining of W. L. FINLEY a citizen of Green County Illinois…




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and H. H. FINLEY of Collin County Texas who are herein styled defendants would represent and show to the Court that the said defendant W. L. FINLEY is a non resident of the State of Texas and is a heir at law and a son of CHARLOTTE and THOS. FINLEY deceased that the defendant H. H. FINLEY is a child and heir at law of the said CHARLOTTE and THOS. FINLEY deceased that the defendant H. H. FINLEY is a child and heir at law of the said CHARLOTTE and THOS. FINLEY deceased and also administrator of their estate, that as said administrator he has sold the personal property belonging to said estate as will appear from his report heretofore filed in this estate and that he has paid all the debts of said estate and that there is no further need of administration on said estate. That there is in the hands of the administrator moneys collected by him and not yet disbursed among the heirs of said estate and that there is all of the real estate belonging to said estates still in his hands indisposed of which consists of 160 acres of land the former homestead of THOS. and CHARLOTTE FINLEY Decd. as shown on the inventory heretofore filed in this estate and plaintiffs would further show to the Court that the said H. H. FINLEY is entitled in his right as an heir of CHARLOTTE and THOS. FINLEY deceased to one ninth interest in said property belonging to said estates and that L. L. FINLEY is also entitled to 1/9 of said property and that KATY MELTON and her husband the said DAVID MELTON are entitled to 1/9 of said property and that the above mentioned heirs of SAMPSON FINLEY deceased in right of their deceased father are entitled to 1/9 of said estate That the said NANCY MORROW is entitled to 1/9 of said estate That JAMES FINLEY is entitled to 1/9 of said estate in right of their deceased father the said JAS. (JOE?) FINLEY That W. L. FINLEY as a son and heir of THOS. and CHARLOTTE FINLEY decd. is entitled to 1/9 interest in said estate and that CHARITY WILDER a daughter and her husband Wm. WILDER are entitled to 1/9 Int. in said estate and that MARY COONROD formerly FINLEY as a daughter is entitled to 1/9 int. in said Estate. The above are all and the only heirs of said THOS. and CHARLOTTE FINLEY decd. Wherefore plaintiffs pray that on the hearing hereof that H. H. FINLEY be required to filed his final acct. as admr. aforesaid and that commissioners be appointed to divide said property belonging to said estate among the parties plaintiff and defendants and…




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that W. L. FINLEY be cited by publication to answer this petition and that H. H. FINLEY be cited as required by law and for all costs and for such other relief as the nature of the case may demand.

DeArmond & Doggett

Attys. for Plffs.



State of Texas

Collin County Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority F. M. WILDER a citizen of Collin County Texas who being duly sworn on oath states that W. L. FINLEY who is styled defendant in the above petition is a non resident of the State of Texas and is a resident citizen of Green County State of Illinois.

F. M. WYLDER


Sworn to before me Feby 16th 1880. J. M. Benge clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


Filed Febry. 14th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


[margin note: “Citation”]


The State of Texas

To the Sheriff or any constable of Collin County—Greeting. You are hereby commanded to summon W. L. FINLEY who is a resident citizen of the County of Green and State of Illinois by making publication of this writ for four successive weeks prior to return day hereof in the McKinney Advocate a weekly newspaper published in the city of McKinney Collin County Texas to be and appear before the Hon. County Court of Collin County Texas to be holden at the Court House thereof on the 3rd Monday in March 1880 then and there to answer the petition of L. L. FINLEY, KATY and DAVID MELTON, NANCY MORROW, MARY COONROD, CHARITY WYLDER and Wm. WYLDER, the heirs of SAMPSON FINLEY Decd. THOS., JOHN and SAMPSON FINLEY JR. who sue by their guardian J. P. DOWELL, CHARITY JOURDAN, GEORGE JOURDAN, ANN MORGAN and JOHN MORGAN, CHARLOTTE PRYOR, JNO. PRYOR, MARY FINLEY, SARAH FINLEY and SOFROINA FINLEY who sues by her guardian (blank) DRAKE and the heirs of JAMES FINLEY Decd. who was a son of said CHARLOTTE & THOS. FINLEY Decd. filed in said Court on the 14th day of February 1880 against said W. L. FINLEY and administrator of CHARLOTTE & THOS. FINLEY Decd. and stating in substance as follows: That Plaintiffs H. H. FINLEY and defendants are the heirs at law of CHARLOTTE and THOS. FINLEY Decd. That H. H. FINLEY is the administrator on said estate and as such has sold the personal property belonging to said estate and has paid all the debts against said estate. That there is…




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no further need of administration that there is in the hands of said administrator moneys collected by him and not yet disbursed among the heirs of said estate and that all the real estate belonging to said estate is still in his hands undisposed [sic] of which consists of 160 acres of land the former homestead of THOS. and CHARLOTTE FINLEY Decd. as is shown on the Inventory filed in said estate to all of which said plaintiffs and defendants are entitled as heirs at law of the said THOS. & CHARLOTTE FINLEY Decd. wherefore they pray that said H. H. FINLEY be required to file his final report as such administrator that commissioners be appointed to divide said property among said plaintiffs and defendants and for general relief. Herein fail not but of this writ make due return as the law directs.

L. S. Witness my official seal and signature

This February 20th 1880.

J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


I hereby certify that the citation hereto attached L. L. FINLEY Et al vs. W. L. FINLEY has been published four consecutive weeks in the McKinney Advocate published at McKinney Mch. 15th 1880.


Thos. E. (W.?) Bomar


Sworn to before me this March 15th 1880.

J. M. Benge clerk C. C. C. C. Texas


Filed March 15th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dpy.


[margin note: “Citation H. H. FINLEY”]


The State of Texas County of Collin

To the sheriff or any Constable of Collin County Greeting: You are hereby commanded to summon H. H FINLEY administrator of the estate of THOS. & CHARLOTTE FINLEY Decd. to appear before the County Court of Collin County at the Court House in McKinney at the next regular term of said Court to be holden on the 3rd Monday in March 1880 then and there to answer the petition of the heirs of THOS. & CHARLOTTE FINLEY Decd. named in said petition plaintiffs and W. L. FINLEY & H. H. FINLEY as admr. aforesaid defendants the file number of said suit being (blank) the nature of said plaintiffs demand being that said administrator be required to file final report as such administrator for commissioners to partition & divide the said estate of said THOS. & CHARLOTTE FINLEY decd. among the heirs of said estate. Said petition Filed Febry. 14th 1880. Herein fail not but have you than and there before said court this writ with your return thereon…




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showing how your have executed the same.


Witness J. M. Benge clerk of the County Court

L. S. of Collin County and seal of same

at my office in McKinney this 20th day

1880. J. M. Benge Clerk By S. K. Rudolph Dy.



[margin note: “Sheriff’s Return”]



Came to hand on the 20th day of February 1880 and executed on the 9th day of March 1880 by delivering to within named H. H. FINLEY in person a copy of this writ and the accompanying Certified Copy of the petition. Wms. Warden Sheriff By Jos. W. Waddell Dy.


[margin note: “W. L. FINLEY Answer”}


Est. of CHARLOTTE & Now at this time of the Court

THOS. FINLEY Decd. comes P. B. MUSE appointed at

The present time of this Court to

represent the interests of W. L. FINLEY one of the heirs of above estate in the matters of the partition of the said estate and denies all & singular the allegations contained in said application for partition & demands strict proof of the same.

P. B. Muse atty. for W. L. FINLEY


Filed March 15th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.



In the Estate of CHARLOTTE & THOS. In the County Court of

FINLEY Decd. Answer of H. H. Collin County March

FINLEY admr. Term A. D. 1880.

To the Hon. T. C. Goodner County

Judge of Collin County.

H. H. FINLEY administrator of the estate of THOS. & CHARLOTTE FINLEY deceased would beg leave to file his answer to the petition filed in this cause for partition of the estate [of] THOS. & CHARLOTTE FINLEY Decd. He states that as said administrator he has received from the sale of personal property belonging to the said estate as heretofore reported the sum of $262 95/00 that he has still to collect a note against T. J. BACKUS (BACCUS?) for the sum of $170 50/100 with interest from Jany. 22nd 1876 and that he is not prepared to file a final account at this term of the Court because he has not collected said note that all of the debts against his decedents estate have been fully paid off and discharged and he states to the Court that he sees no reason why the real estate belonging to said estate may not be partitioned among the heirs entitled thereto.

H. H. FINLEY

Sworn to before me this March 15th 1880.

J. M. Benge clk.

Co. Court Collin Co. Texas


Filed March 15th 1880. J. M. Benge clk.

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.




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Ordered that Court adjourn until Monday morning 9 o’clock. Wednesday morning March 17th 1880 court met pursuant to adjournment. Officers of court as on yesterday, minutes read and approved. There being no probate business requiring the attention of the Court, Court adjourned until Thursday morning 9 o’clock.

Thursday Mch. 18th 1880 Court met pursuant to adjournment. Officers of court as on yesterday. Minutes read and approved.



THOS. B. BARRETT Thursday March 18th 1880.

Guard.

HUGH L. BARRETT On this day the bond of THOS. B.

Et als minors BARRETT as guardian of said minors’

Estate having been filed and examined

and it appearing to the Court that the sureties thereon are good and solvent and the same is in conformity to law and said THOS. B. BARRETT having taken the oath prescribed by law It is ordered by the Court that said bond be approved and recorded. It is further ordered by the court that J. Y. BOWEN, A. B. BOYD and G. W. ANDERSON be and they are hereby appointed as appraisers to value the property belonging to the said minors’ estate and that they report at the present time of this Court.


[margin note: “Bond”]


State of Texas County Court of Collin County

Collin County Know all men by these presents [sic] that we THOS. B. BARRETT as principal and J. M. HOLT & JOHN COX as sureties are bound unto T. C. Goodner Judge of the County Court of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of two Hundred & fifty ($250.00) dollars conditioned that the said THOMAS B. BARRETT will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the estate of HUGH L. BARRETT, MOLLIE H. BARRETT, MINNIE BARRETT and IDA B. BARRETT minors. Witness our hands and seals using scrawls as seals this 18th day of Mch. A. D. 1880.


THOMAS B. BARRETT seal

J. M. HOLT seal

JOHN COX seal


I THOMAS B. BARRETT do solemnly swear that I will well and truly discharge the duties of guardian of the estate of HUGH L. BARRETT, MOLLIE A. BARRETT, MINNIE BARRETT and IDA B. BARRETT minors. So help me God.

THOMAS B. BARRETT


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of Mch. A. D. 1880.

J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


Filed March 18th 1880. J. M. Benge clerk




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GEORGE COFFMAN March [see below]

Admr.

Est. C. BLACK Dec.



Ordered that Court adjourn until Monday morning 9 o’clock.

Monday Morning 9 o’clock Court met pursuant to adjournment. Offices of Court as on Thursday.



[margin note: “Report of Sale”]


GEORGE COFFMAN

Admr. Monday March 22nd 1880

Est. C. BLACK Decd. On this day came on to be heard

The report of sale of personal property

belonging to said estate by said administrator and said report having been heard by the Court and found in accordance with law It is ordered by the Court the same be and is hereby approved.



J. M. STEWART Monday March 22nd 1880

Admr. On this day the final report

Est. JAMES STEWART filed herein is continued to perfect

service.



SAMUEL YOUNG Monday March 22nd 1880

Guard. On this day it is ordered by the Court

JOHN TEEL minor that W. M. BUSH, A. E. QUISENBERRY

And C. V. QUISENBERRY are hereby appointed appraisers to value the estate belonging to said minor and that they make their report at the present term of this court.



Estate of JOHN Collin County Court Mch. Term 1880

TEEL a minor Now at this term of the Court comes SAMUEL YOUNG guardian of the estate of JOHN TEEL a minor and asks the Court to appoint three qualified persons to appraise the property belonging to his ward.

SAMUEL YOUNG

By his attys. Jenkins & Muse


Filed March 17th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. R. Rudolph Dy.



SAM’L. YOUNG March 22nd 1880

Guard. On this day it is ordered by the Court

Est. SARAH TEEL that W. M. BUSH, A. E. QUISENBERRY

and C. V. QUISENBERRY be & they are hereby appointed appraisers to value the estate belonging to said minor and that they make their report at the present term of this Court.



Est. of SARAH Collin County Mch. Term 1880

TEEL a minor Now at this term of the Court comes

SAMUEL YOUNG guardian of the estate…




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of SARAH TEEL a minor & asks the Court to appoint three qualified persons to appraise the property belonging to his ward.

SAMUEL YOUNG

By his attys. Jenkins & Muse


Filed March 17th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. R. Rudolph Dy.


[margin note: “Inventory”]


SAM’L. YOUNG Monday March 22nd 1880

Guard. On this day comes W. M. BUSH, C. V.

SARAH TEEL minor QUISENBERRY & A. E. QUISENBERRY

appraisers appointed to value the property

belonging to said minor and submit their report as such and said Inventory having been examined by the

Court and found to be in accordance with law It is ordered by the Court that said Inventory be approved

and Recorded where is here (?) _me (?) as follows:


Inventory & appraisement of the property belonging to the estate of

SARAH TEEL a minor.

Real Estate


32 acres Prairie @ 8.00 256

48 acres Timber @ 8.00 384

$640


The State of Texas Before me B. S. Shelbourne J. P. of said County

Collin County personally appeared Wm. M. BUSH, A. E. QUISENBERRY

C. V. QUISENBERRY and after being duly sworn state that they have discharged the duty of appraisers

[sic] the estate of SARAH TEEL a minor heir of Wm. TEEL Decd. all of which is submitted.


Wm. M. BUSH

A.E. QUISENBERRY

C. V. QUISENBERRY


Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 19th day of March 1880.

B. S. Shelbourne


I SAMUEL YOUNG guardian of the estate of SAMUEL TEEL a minor do solemnly swear that the inventory & list of claims annexed unto on a true & perfect inventory & list of all the property real & personal belonging to said estate that has come to my knowledge.

his

SAMUEL X YOUNG

Mark


Sworn to & Subscribed this the 22nd of March 1880. J. M. Benge clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.

Filed March 22nd 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.



[margin note: “Inventory”]


SAMUEL YOUNG Monday March 22 1880

Guard. On this day comes W. M. BUSH,

Est. JNO. TEEL minor C. V. QUISENBERRY & A. E. QUISENBERRY

appraisers appointed to value the property belonging to said minor and submit their report as such and said Inventory having been examined by the Court and found to…




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be in accordance with law. It is ordered by the Court that said Inventory be approved and recorded which is now [illegible] as follows:


65 acres Prairie @ $5.00 $325.00

40 acres Timber @ $8.00 320

Total $645.00



The State of Texas Before me B. S. Shelbourne J. P. of said

County of Collin County came W. M. BUSH, A. E. QUISENBERRY & C. V. QUISENBERRY and state upon oath that they have discharged the duty of appraisers [sic] the estate belonging to JOHN TEEL a minor heir of Wm. TEEL decd. all of which is submitted.

W. M. BUSH

C. V. QUISENBERRY

A.E. QUISENBERRY


Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 19th day of Mar. 1880.

B. S. Shelbourne J. P.


I SAMUEL YOUNG guardian of the estate of JOHN TEEL a minor do solemnly swear that the annexed inventory and list of claims are a true and perfect inventory & list of all the property, both real & personal belonging to said estate that has come to my knowledge. Mch. 22 1880.

his

SAMUEL x YOUNG

Mark


Sworn to & subscribed before me this 22nd of March.

J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


Filed Mch. 22 1880. J. M. Benge clk, By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


[margin note: “Order”]


H. H. FINLEY March 22nd 1880

admr. Now on this day came on to be heard

Est. CHARLOTTE FINLEY the motion of F. M. WILDER one of

THOS. FINLEY Decd. heirs at law and a distribute of the estate of

CHARLOTTE and THOS. FINLEY deceased to take the 160 acres of land the former homestead of CHARLOTTE and THOS. FINLEY deceased at it s appraised value to wit the sum of nine hundred dollars and said motion being in all things fully understood by the Court It is ordered adjudged and decreed that H. H. FINLEY administrator of said estate do make to the said F. M. WILDER a good and sufficient deed to said 160 acres of land divesting (?) the title out of the estate of the said CHARLOTTE and THOS. FINLEY deceased and out of the heirs of said estate and investing (?) title in the said F. M. WILDER in and to the said 160 acres of land upon his the said F. M. WILDER executing unto…




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the said H. H. FINLEY Admr. aforesaid his obligation in writing for the use and benefit of each of the heirs of said estate with two good securities for the amount of nine hundred dollars said obligation to be take payable 12 months after date and it further appearing to the Court that there is still belonging to said estate 23 acres of wood land which is not susceptible of division in kind among the heirs of said estate and that none of the heirs of said estate are willing to take the same at its appraised value It is ordered adjudged and decreed that said H. H. FINLEY administrator as aforesaid do sell the same at private sale for cash in hand paid and that he make report of his action under this decree at the next term of this court.


[margin note: “Report of Commissioners”]


The State of Texas In the estate of CHARLOTTE and

Collin County THOS. FINLEY deceased.

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County

We the undersigned commissioners appointed at the present term of the Honorable County Court of Collin County Texas to make partition and distribution of the following mentioned landed estate belonging to the estate of CHARLOTTE and THOS. FINLEY deceased to wit: 160 acres of land known as the n. w. quarter of Section No. 21 Township No. 4 North of the 1st Base line in range No. 2 East of the 1st meridian and also of a tract of land of 23 acres out of the T. G. KENNEDY survey timber land would beg leave to report to the Court that in our opinion it is impracticable to divide said tracts of land in Kind among the heirs of said estate and we recommend to the Court that the said lands be sold and the money divided among the heirs. We value the said 160 acre tract of land at the sum of $900.00 and we value the 23 acre tract the sum of $115.00. All of which is respectfully submitted.

SAMUEL CHILDRESS W. P. MARSHALL

R. A. HUEY


Subscribed and sworn to before me this 16th day of March A. D. 1880. J. M. Benge clerk By S. K.

Rudolph, Dy.


Filed March 22 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.



In the estate of CHARLOTTE &THOS. FINLEY In the County Court of

vs. Collin County Texas March

H. H. FINLEY admr. Et als. Term 1880

Now comes F. M. WILDER an…




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heir at law and distribute of the estate and distribute of the estate of CHARLOTTE and THOS. FINLEY deceased and moves the Court to allow him to take the 160 acres of land which was the homestead of CHARLOTTE and THOS. FINLEY deceased at it appraised value to wit the sum of nine hundred dollars.


F. M. WILDER


Filed March 19th 1880. J. M. Benge clerk


[margin note: “Order approving Sale”]


W. H. HOLLIDAY March 22th 1880

Guard. Now on this day came on to be heard

T. D. HOLLIDAY the report of W. H. HOLLIDAY guardian

Estate Minor of the estates of THOS. DAVID HOLLIDAY,

MINERVA AGNES HOLLIDAY. JULIA S. HOLLIDAY, MARGARET P. HOLLIDAY, MARY F. HOLLIDAY and CHARLES ADOLPHUS HOLLIDAY minors of the sale of following described to wit of land at private to M. T. JONES for four hundred & eighty dollars cash belonging to the estates of said minors to wit a part of the W. H. HOLLIDAY survey and comprising Lots no. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9. Beginning at the south west corner of lot n. two in said survey being that part of said survey set apart to E. C. BACCUS as her part of said estate Thence East 19.10 chains Thence N 80 chs. to the Southwest Corner Lot no. 3 being that part of said survey set apart by the partition of said estate to N. A. HOLLIDAY Thence East 20.90 chains to the South East corner of the said Lot no. 3 Thence South 12.50 chains post. Thence South 87 1/7 ° west 41 chains to post Thence North 16.01 chains to the place of beginning and the court having inquired into the manner in which sale was made and after hearing the evidence in support thereof and being fully satisfied that the same was fairly made and for a fair price it is considered by the Court that the said sale by in all things confirmed and said HOLLIDAY is hereby directed t make to said JONES a conveyance to said land upon his compliance with the terms of said sale.



[margin note: “Report of Sale”]


State of Texas In County Court sd. County

County of Collin to the Hon. county Court said County

W. H. HOLLIDAY guardian of the estate of THOMAS DAVID HOLLIDAY, MINERVA AGNES HOLLIDAY, JULIA S. HOLLIDAY, MARGARET P. HOLLIDAY, MARY F. HOLLIDAY and CHARLES ADOLPHUS HOLLIDAY minors the guardianship of whose estates is now pending in said County Court would respectfully represent that on the 20th day of January A. D. 1880 in conformity with a decree of said Court heretofore…




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at the January term of said Court 1880rendered and entered upon on the minutes of said Court did at private sale for (480$) four hundred and eighty dollars cash in hand sell to M. T. JONES the following real estate the property of said minors to wit a part of the W. H. HOLLIDAY survey and comprising Lots no. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Beginning at the South west corner of Lot no. two in said Survey being that part of said survey set apart to E. C. BACCUS as her part of said estate Thence East 19.10 chains Thence n 89 chs. to the south west corner lot no. 3 being that part of said survey set apart by the partition of said estate to N. A. HOLLIDAY Thence East 20.90 chains to the South East corner of said Lot no. 3 Thence South 12.50 chains post Thence South 87 1/7 degrees west 41 chains to post Thence north 16.01 chains to the place of beginning and the said W. H. HOLLIDAY guardian as aforesaid would further show to the Court that the said M. T. JONES is now ready and willing upon the approval of this sale by the Court to fully and faithfully comply with the terms of said sale therefore he prays the Court that this sale may be approved and that he be ordered to make a deed of conveyance to the above described land to the said M. T. JONES and for general relief.

Wm. H. HOLLIDAY

Guardian


Sworn to and subscribed before me the undersigned authority this 8th day of March 1880. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal of office in the County of Montague and State of Texas.

W. A. Williams Clerk

County Court of Montague County, Texas


Filed March 16th 1880. J. M. Benge, clerk By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


[margin note: “Order on application for allowance”]


W. H. HOLLIDAY March 22nd 1880

Guard. On this day came on to be heard

T. D. HOLLIDAY the application of W. H. HOLLIDAY Guard.

Et al minors aforesaid for an allowance for the support

and maintenance of his said wards and it appearing to the Court that the interest upon the money arising from sale of land will not be sufficient for their maintenance and support It is ordered by the Court that said guardian be allowed to expend such sum as may be necessary not to exceed thirty dollars per annum for each of them.




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SAMUEL YOUNG Monday March 15th 1880

admr. Report of Commissioners

Est. Wm. TEEL Decd. Now on this day came on to be

heard the report of T. J. FERGUSON,

C. V. QUISENBERRY and CHAS. W. NOYES Commissioners appointed at last term of this Court to partition the property belonging to the said estate of Wm. TEEL decd. which is in words and figures as follows:


[margin note: “Report of Commissioners”}


The State of Texas Partition of Estate of WILLIAM

County of Collin TEEL decd. Report of Commissioners

To the Hon. Probate Court of Collin County, Tex.

The undersigned Commissioners appointed at the January Term A. D. 1880 of your Honorable Court to make partition of the Real Estate of WILLIAM TEEL decd. would respectfully ask to submit this their report of the division of the lands belonging to and forming part of said estate to wit:


To SARAH L. TEEL

We have allotted and set apart the two following tracts of land to wit: First tract situated in Collin County Texas about 10 miles S 70° W of the town of McKinney being a part of a survey of 462 ½ acres of land made in the name of WILLIAM C. LEWIS and a part of a tract of 160 acres of land surveyed May 2nd 1857 by PETER WETSEL to WILLIAM TEEL decd. Beginning a post an inner Corner said W. C. LEWIS survey whence the most southerly South west corner thereof bears South (40) forty chains Thence South (24) twenty four chains a post in the west line said W. C. LEWIS survey Thence East 13 33/100 Thirteen chains and thirty three links to the place of beginning Containing (32) thirty two acres of land.


Second Tract being part of a survey of 320 acres of land made in the name of WILLIAM McNEIL situated in Collin County Texas on the north fork of Steward’s Creek a tributary of the Elm fork of the Trinity about 12 miles S69° W from the town of McKinney which said 320 acre survey includes the west half of section no. 9 Town four North of the first base line in range one East of the first principal meridian and was patented March 8th 1854 to the said WILLIAM TEEL decd. assignee of WILLIAM McNEAL and beginning at a large rock for the north west…




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Corner of said 320 acres survey. Thence South (12) twelve chains to a post in the East line of said Wm. McNEAL survey where an ash 14 in. in dia. md. X brs. N 37 ½ w 32 links Thence East (40) forty chains to a post in the East line said W. N. McNEIL survey Thence North (12) Twelve chains a post the north east corner thereof Thence west (40) forty chains to the place of beginning Containing 48 acres of land both tract valued at $640.00 and she had no advancement.


To JOHN T. TEEL

We have allotted and set apart the two following tracts of land to wit: First tract being a part of said original survey of 320 acres of land made in the name of WILLIAM McNEIL and beginning at a post in the East line thereof the South East Corner of a tract of 32 acres a part of said NcNEIL survey allotted and set a part to SARAH L. TEEL Thence west with the South line of said 32 acres tract (40) Forty chains to a post the South west corner of said 32 acre tract Thence South (10) ten chains to a post in the west line of said McNEIL survey Thence East (40) chains to a post in the west line of the said McNEIL 320 acre survey Thence North (10) ten chains to the place of beginning containing (40) acres of land.

Second tract being a part of a survey of 295 acres of land made in the name of BENJ. F. McNEIL situated in Collin County Texas on the waters of the Elm Fort of the Trinity about 11 miles S 65° W from the town of McKinney and patented May (?) 12th 1854 to WILLIAM TEEL assignee of the said B. F. McNEIL and including the northern part of section no. 10 in township no. 4 north of the 1st Base line in Range no. 1 East of the first principal meridian and beginning at a post the South west corner of said B. F. McNEIL 295 acre survey Thence East with the South line thereof 28 70/100 Twenty Eight chains and seventy nine links to a post in said South line Thence north (22 92/100) twenty two chains and ninety two links to a post Thence west (28 89/100) Twenty Eight chains and seventy nine links to a post in the west line of said B. F. McNEIL 29t acre survey Thence South (22 92/100) twenty two chains and ninety two links to the place of beginning Containing 65 98/100 acres of land. Both tracts valued at $640.00 and he had no advancement.


To MARTHA E. YOUNG

We have allotted and set apart the…




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two following tracts of land to wit: First tract being a part of the said 320 acre survey made in the name of WILLIAM McNEIL and beginning at a post in the west line thereof the South west corner of a tract of 40 acres a part of said McNEIL survey by us allotted and set apart to JOHN T. TEEL Thence South (12) twelve chains to a post in said west line whence a pecan 4 in. in dia. mkd. (3 horizontal slashes) X (with horizontal slashes above and below X) brs. N 88 ½ ° E 9 links Thence East (40) forty chains to a post in the East line of said W. McNEIL survey Thence north (12) twelve chains to a post the South East corner of said 40 acre tract set apart to said JOHN T. TEEL Thence west (40) forty chains to the place of beginning Containing 48 acres of land.


Second tract is a part of the said 462 ½ acre survey made in the name of WILLIAM C. LEWIS and beginning at a post the North East corner of a tract of 32 acres a part of the said Wm. C. LEWIS original survey allotted and set apart by us to SARAH L. TEEL Thence South (24) twenty four chains a post said SARAH L. TEEL’s South East Corner Thence East 13 33/100 Thirteen chains and thirty three links a post Thence North (24) twenty four chains to post Thence west (13 33/100) thirteen chains and thirty three links to the point of beginning Containing (32) thirty two acres of land both tracts valued at $640.00 and she had no advancement.


To EMILY F. YOUNG

We have allotted and set apart the two following described tracts of land to wit: First tract being a part of a survey of 320 acres of land made in the name of WILLIAM McNEIL and beginning at a post in the west line thereof the South west Corner of a tract of 48 acres a part of said McNEIL original survey allotted and se apart by us to MARTHA E. YOUNG. Thence South (8) Eight chains a post in the west line of said W. McNEIL 320 acre original survey whence a forked Burr oak 16 in. in dia. Md. X brs. N 23 ½ E 19 links and a hackberry 4 in. in dia. md. X brs S 48 ½ W 7 links Thence East (40) forty chains a post in the East said McNEIL survey Thence north (8) Eight chains post the South East Corner of MARTHA E. YOUNG’s 48 acre tract Thence west (40) Forty chains to the place of beginning containing (32) Thirty two acres of land.


Second Tract being a part of the W. C. LEWIS 462 ½ acre survey and beginning at a post the North East Corner of a tract of 32 acres a part of the said W. C. LEWIS allotted and set apart by us to MARTHA E. YOUNG Thence South (24) twenty four chains her…




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South East Corner Thence East (13 33/100) thirteen chains and 33 links to a post in the East line of said W. C. LEWIS survey (16) sixteen chains north of the South East Corner thereof Thence north (24) Twenty four chains to a post in said East line the north East corner of tract of 160 acres of land a part of the said W. C. LEWIS 462 ½ acre survey sold to WILLIAM TEEL decd. Thence west (13 33/100) thirteen chains and thirty three links to the place of beginning containing (32) Thirty two acres of land both tracts valued at %515.00 and an advancement of $125.00 making in all $640.00.


To WILLIAM TEEL we have allotted and set apart the two following described tracts. First tract being a part of the said 320 acre survey made in the name of WILLIAM McNEIL and begins at a post in the west line of the said W. McNEIL 320 acre survey the South west Corner of a tract of 32 acres of land a part of said W. McNEIL survey allotted and set apart by us to EMILY F. YOUNG Thence South (8 68/100) Eight chains and Sixty eight links to a post in said W. McNEIL west line Thence east (40) forty chains to a post in the East boundary line thereof Thence North (8 68/100) Eight chains and Sixty Eight links said EMILY F. YOUNG’s South East Corner Thence west (40) forty chains to a post in the East boundary line thereof Thence North (8 68/100) Eight chains and Sixty Eight links said EMILY F. YOUNG’s South East Corner Thence west (40) forty chains to the place of beginning containing 34 73/100 acres of land.


Second tract being a part of a survey of 295 acres made in the name of BENJAMIN F. McNEIL beginning at the North west Corner thereof Thence East (28 79/100) twenty Eight chains and 79 links to a post in the north line said B. F. McNEIL survey Thence South (13 89/100) thirteen chains and Eighty nine links to a post Thence west (28 79/100) Twenty eight chains and seventy nine links to a post in the west line of said B. F. McNEIL survey Thence north (13 89/100) Thirteen chains and Eighty nine links to the place of beginning containing (40) Forty acres of land both tracts valued at $549.99 and an advancement of $100.00 making in all $640.00.


To RHODA C. McCONNELL we have allotted and set aside the three following described tracts of land to wit: First tract being a part of a 320 acre survey made in the name of WILLIAM McNEIL and begins at the South East Corner thereof Thence north (29 32/100) Twenty nine chains and thirty two links a post in the East line thereof the South East Corner of a tracts of 34 72/100 acres a part of said W. McNEIL survey allotted and set apart by us to WILLIAM TEEL Thence west (8 70/100) Eight…




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chains and seventy links to post the North east corner of a tract of 25 ½ acres a part of said W. McNIEL survey allotted and set apart by us to ANNIE E. PETERS Thence South (29 32/100) twenty nine chains and thirty two links to post in the South line of the said W. McNEIL 320 acre survey Thence East (8 70/100) Eight chains and seventy links to the place of beginning containing 25 ½ acres of land.


Second tract being a part of the Colony headright of LEWIS H. McNEIL and being the whole of the tract conveyed March 20th 1857 by LEWIS H. McNEIL to WILLIAM TEEL situated in Collin County Texas on the north prong of Stewarts creek and beginning at a rock on the South bank (?) thereof whence the north East Corner of said L. H. McNEIL survey brs. north (13 45/100) thirteen chains and 45 links and an Elm md. X brs N 51 ½ 50 links and a Black Walnut md. X brs N 51 ½ W 38 links Thence S 84 ½ w two (?) chains to a rock (?) Thence S 80 W 2 87/100 two chains and Eighty seven links to a rock whence a Haw md. X brs. S. 20 W 22 links and an ash md. X brs. N 59 # 85 links Thence South 37 ½ East (2) two chains to a rock Thence S 46 ½ E 4 51/100 Four chains and fifty one links to a rock Thence South 68 # (2) chains to a rock Thence South 46 E (2 28/100) two links and twenty Eight links to a rock Thence S 59 E (1 90/100) one chain and ninety links to a rock Thence S 86 E (3 50/100) three chains and fifty links to a rock in the East line of the said L. H. McNEIL 320 acre original survey Thence north (13 77/100) Thirteen chains and seventy seven links to the place of beginning containing 15 acres of land.


Third Tract being a part of a survey of 462 ½ acres of land made in the name of W. C. LEWIS and begins at a rock the South East Corner thereof Thence north (16) Sixteen chains a post in the East line thereof the South East Corner of a tract of 320 acres a part of said W. C. LEWIS survey allotted and set apart to EMILY F. YOUNG Thence west (20) twenty chains a post in the South line of a tract of 32 acres a part of said W. C. LEWIS survey allotted and set apart by us the MARTHA E. YOUNG Thence South (16) Sixteen chains to a post in the most Southerly South line of said W. C. LEWIS survey Thence East (20) twenty chains to the place of beginning Containing 32 acres of land all three tracts valued at $515.00 and an advancement of $125.50 making in all $640.00.


To ANNIE E. PETERS

We have allotted and set apart the three following described tracts of land to wit:




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First tract being a part of a survey of land made in the name of W. McNEIL and begins at a post the north East Corner of a tract of 45 acres a part of said W. McNEIL survey allotted and set apart by us to ADAM TEEL Thence South (29 32/100) twenty nine chains and thirty two links a post in the south East Corner of said 45 acre tract in the South line of said W. McNEIL survey Thence East 8 70/100 Eight chains and seventy links to a post in said W. McNEIL survey Thence north (29 32/100) twenty nine chains and thirty two links to a post in the South line of a tract of 34 72/100 acre tract allotted and set apart by us to WILLIAM TEEL whence an Elm 12 in. in dia. md. X (horizontal slashes above and below X) brs N 4 E 47 links. Thence west (8 70/100) Eight chains and seventy links to the place of beginning containing 25 ½ acres of land.


Second Tract being a part of a survey made in the name of CHARLES KEENON situated in Denton County Texas on the west side of Big Elm and begins in the East line of the CHAS. KEENON survey at a rock in ___? When a Bur Oak stands marked X (6) Six chains South of where said line crosses Big Elm Thence South ten poles twenty links to a rock whence two Burr Oaks one md. X brs N 17 E links Thence west one hundred and twelve poles to a rock in the west line of the said CHAS. KEENON survey whence two pecan md. X bear South 83 East 7 links Thence with said line 53 poles and nineteen links to a small ash on the bank of Big Elm whence a Box Elder 15 in. in dia. mkd. X brs S 83 W 7 1/3 links Thence down said river with its meanderings thirty five poles more or less to a large Cotton wood tree on the bank of said river whence a Spanish Oak 20 in. in dia.brs. S 23 W 17 links Clisbee’s (?) North west Corner Thence South thirty seven poles to a rock with two large Spanish oaks md. X as bearings trees (?) Thence East Eighty poles to the place of beginning Clisbee’s South East corner containing 15 acres of land more or less.


Third tract being a part of a survey of 462 ½ acres of land made of W. C. LEWIS and begins at the most Southerly south west corner thereof Thence North (16) Sixteen chains to a post in west line thereof the South west corner of a tract of 32 acres of land a part of said W. C. LEWIS survey allotted and set apart by us to SARAH L. TEEL thence East (20) twenty chains to a post the north west corner of a tract of 32 acres of land a part of said W. C. LEWIS original survey…




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allotted and set apart by us to RHODA C. McCONNELL Thence South (16) sixteen chains to a post the South west Corner of the last named 32 acres tract in South line of the W. C. LEWIS survey Thence west (20) twenty chains to the place of beginning containing (32) Thirty two acres of land all three tracts valued at $515.00 and an advancement of $125.00 making in all $640.00.


To ADAM TEEL we have allotted and set apart the two following described tract of land. First tract being a part of a survey of 320 acres of land made in the name of W. McNEIL and begins at a post the north East corner of a tract of 21 29/100 acres of land a part of said McNEIL survey allotted and set apart by us to JAMES TEEL Thence South at 11 43/100 Eleven chains and forty three links a post whence a Slippery Elm 8 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 10 ½ W 12 links Continuing South in all 29 32/100 Twenty nine chains thirty two links to a post in the South line of the said W. McNEIL survey Thence East 15 35/100 Fifteen chains and thirty five links to a post in said W. McNIEL South line Thence North 29 32/100 Twenty nine chains and thirty two links to a post in the South line of a tract of 34 71/100 acres of land a part of said W. McNEIL 320 acre survey allotted and set apart by us to WILLIAM TEEL whence an Elm 10 in. in dia. md. X brs. S. 9 W. 10 links Thence west (15 35/100) Fifteen chains and thirty five links to the place of beginning Containing 45 acres of land.


Second Tract being a part of a survey of 295 acres of land made in the name of BENJAMIN F. McNEIL and begins at a post in the South line of said B. F. McNEIL survey the South East Corner of a tract of land of 65 98/100 acres a part of said McNEIL 295 acre survey allotted and set apart by us to JOHN T. TEEL Thence East (17 51/100) Seventeen chains and fifty one links a post in said B. F. McNEIL ‘s South line the South west Corner of a tract of 123 acres of land a part of said B. F. McNEIL Survey heretofore allotted and set apart to the widow TEEL as a part of her homestead Thence north (18 54/100) Eighteen chains and fifty four links to a post in the west line of said 123 acre homestead tract and the southeast corner of a tract of 32 acres apart of the said B. F. McNEIL original survey allotted and set apart by us to JAMES TEEL Thence west (17 51/100) Seventeen chains and fifty one links to a post in the East line of the said 65 98/100 acres a part of the said B. F. McNEIL original survey allotted and set apart by us to JOHN T. TEEL Thence South 18 54/100 Eighteen chains and fifty four links to the place of beginning Containing…




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32 46/100 acres of land both tracts valued and (at?) $530.00 and an allowance of $110.00 making in all $640.00.


To JAMES TEEL we have allotted and set apart the three following described tracts of land to wit: First tract being a part of a survey of 29t acres of land made in the name of B. F. McNEIL and begins at a post in the north line thereof the North East Corner of a tract of 40 acres of land a part of the said B. F. McNEIL survey allotted and set apart by us to WILLIAM TEEL Thence South (18 27/100) Eighteen chains and 27 links a post the north west corner of a 32 46/100 acres a part of the said B. F. McNEIL survey allotted and set apart by us to ADAM TEEL Thence East 17 51/100 seventeen chains and fifty one links to a post on the west line of a tract of 123 acres a part of the said B. F. McNEIL original survey heretofore allotted and set apart to the widow TEEL as a part of her homestead Thence North (18 27/100) Eighteen chains and twenty seven links to post the North west Corner of the said B. F. McNEIL original survey Thence west 17 51/100 Seventeen chains and fifty one links to the place of beginning containing 32 acres of land.


Second Tract being a part of a survey of 320 acres of land made in the name of W. McNEIL and begins at the south west corner of the said W. McNEIL survey Thence north with west line thereof 29 32/100 Twenty nine chains and thirty two links to a post in said W. McNEIL west line Thence East (7 26/100) Seven chains and twenty six links to a post in the South line of a tract of 34 72/100 acres a part of the said W. McNEIL survey allotted and set apart by us to WILLIAM TEEL Thence South (29 32/1000 twenty nine chains and thirty two links to a post in the south line of the said W. McNEIL survey Thence west (7 26/100) Seven chains and twenty six links to the place of beginning Containing 21 29/100 acres of land.


Third tract being a part of a survey of 25 acres of land made in the name of B. F. McNIEL situated in Collin County Texas on the South prong of Stewart’s Creek a tributary of the Elm fork of the Trinity about 13 miles South west of McKinney and begins at a post in the west line of a survey of 320 acre of land made in the name of B. F. McNEIL 25 acres survey Thence west (14 98/100) Fourteen chains and ninety eight links a post the South west Corner of the said 25 acre B. F. McNEIL survey Thence north 16 92/100 Sixteen chains and ninety two links a post the south west….




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Corner of a tract of Six acres a part of said B. F. McNEIL original survey heretofore allotted and set apart to the widow Teel as a part of her homestead Thence East 14 98/100 Fourteen chains and ninety eight links to a post the South East Corner of the said (6) Six acre tract in the East line of the said B. F. McNEIL 25 acre survey Thence South (16 92/100) Sixteen chains and ninety two links to the place of beginning containing 19 acres of land all three tracts valued at $530.00 and advancement of $110.00 making in all $640.00.

T. J. FERGUSON

C. V. QUISENBERRY

CHARLES W. NOYES


Sworn to before me this Feby 5th 1880. J. M. Benge clerk

By P. Walton Dpy.


Filed Jany 31st 1880. J. M. Benge clk. by S. K. Rudolph Dy.


[margin note: “Order approving Report of Commissioners”]


And the said report having been examined by the Court and fully understood and no exceptions or objections thereto having been made and it appearing to the Court that the division of said estate has been fairly made according to law, It is therefore adjudged decreed that the same be in all things approved and confirmed and that the title to the lands therein set apart and partitioned be divested and invested in each of the heirs at law of the said WILLIAM TEEL deceased as the said property is in said report mentioned and set forth.

It is further ordered by the Court that each of the parties named in the decree pay their proportionate shares of all costs herein incurred that may remain unpaid after the moneys in the hands of the administrator are applied to the payment of said costs except that the fee for the guardian ad litum be taxed against the share of SARAH and JOHN TEEL and Attorneys fee of J. W. Throckmorton be taxed against the share of RHODA A. McCONNELL. And it further appearing to the Court that SAMUEL YOUNG the administrator has filed vouchers showing that he had disposed of all the estate belonging [to] said [personal?] estate of Wm. TEEL decd. in the proper manner. It is therefore ordered and decreed that said administration be closed and that said YOUNG admr. as aforesaid be discharged of his trust.




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{margin note: “Wm. FAIRES}


In the matter of the March 22nd 1880

Estate of Wm. FAIRES Minor On this day it appearing to the

Court that M. W. WILMETH who was

appointed at a former term of this Court as guardian of the person of said minor Wm. FARIES has failed to file a bond as required by law as such guardian It is ordered by the Court that said guardianship be dismissed.


Ordered by the Court that Court adjourn until Tuesday morning 9 o’clock.

Tuesday morning March 23th 1880 Court met pursuant to adjournment. Officers as on yesterday.


[margin note: “J. A. STINNETT order”]


W. M. STINNETT March 23rd 1880

Guard.

Est. J. A. STINNETT On this day comes W. M. STINNETT

Minor guardian of said minor and files

his bond as such and the same having been examined by the Court and found to be in conformity to law and that the sureties are good and solvent It is ordered by the Court that said bond be approved and recorded as the law directs. It is further ordered by the Court that J. L. KELLY, J. S. DYSART and G. R. COOPER be and they are hereby appointed to value the property belonging to said minor.


[margin note: “Bond”]


The State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that Wm. M.

Collin County STINNETT as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound to pay to T. C. Goodner Co. Judge of said County the sum of Twenty five hundred dollars conditioned that the said Wm. M. STINNETT will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the estate of JAMES A. STINNETT a minor according to law.


W. M. STINNETT seal

J. M. STINNETT seal

J. L. KELLY seal

Wm. B. CARRUTH seal


I W. M. STINNETT do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the estate of JAMES A. STINNNETT a minor according to law to the best of my ability so help me God.

W. M. STINNETT


Sworn to before me this 17th March 1880. J. M. Benge clerk by S. K. Rudolph Dy.


Filed Mch. 17th 1880. J. M. Benge clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.




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[margin note: “Order Approving Bond”]


W. M. STINNETT March 23rd 21880

Guard.

BEVERLY B. STINNETT On this day comes W. M. STINNETT

Minor and files his bond as guardian of The

Estate of BEVERLY B. STINNETT a minor

And said bond having been examined by the Court and found to be good and solvent for the full amount thereof and in conformity to law and said W. M. STINNETT having taken the oath prescribed by law It is ordered by the Court that said bond be approved and recorded. That J. L. KELLY, J. S. DYSART and G. R. COOPER be appointed appraisers to value said estate.


[margin note: “Bond”]


State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that

Collin County Wm. W. STINNETT as principal and (blank)

as sureties are held and firmly bound to pay to T. C. Goodner Co. Judge of said County the sum of Twenty five hundred dollars conditioned that the said Wm. M. STINNETT will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the estate of BEVERLY B. STINNETT a minor according to law.


W. M. STINNETT seal

J. M. STINNETT seal

J. L. CARTER seal

J. L. KELLY seal


[margin note: “Oath”]


I J. M. STINNETT [sic] do solemnly swear that I will faithfully perform and discharge all duties incumbent on me a[s] guardian of the estate of BEVERLY B. STINNETT minor according to law to the best of my skill & ability so help me God.

W. M. STINNETT


Sworn to before me this March 17th 1880. J. M. Benge clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


Filed March 17th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


[margin note: “Order approving Bond”]


W. M. STINNETT March 23rd 1880

Guard. Bond

Est. EMMA STINNETT On this day comes W. M. STINNETT

Minor and files his bond as guardian of the

Estate of EMMA STINNETT a minor

and said bond having been examined by the Court and found to be good and solvent for the full amount thereof and in conformity to law and said W. M. STINNETT having taken the oath prescribed by law It is ordered by the Court that said bond be approved and recorded & that J. L. KELLY, J. S. DYSART & GEO. COOPER be appointed appraisers to value the estate of said minor.


State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that W. M. STINNETT as

Collin County principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound to pay to T. C. Goodner Co. Judge of said County…




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the sum of Twenty five hundred dollars conditioned that the said WM. M. STINNETT will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the estate of EMMA STINNETT a minor according to law.


W. M. STINNETT seal

J. M. STINNETT seal

J. L. KELLY seal

G. R. COOPER seal


I J. M. STINNETT [sic] do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the estate of EMMA STINNETT a minor according to law to the best of my skill and ability so help me God.

W. M. STINNETT


Sworn to before me this March 17th 1880.

J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


Filed March 17th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.



[margin note: “Order approving bond”]



W. M. STINNETT March 23rd 1880

Guard.

Est. SUE E. STINNETT On this day come W. M. STINNETT

Minor and files his bond as guardian

of the estate of SUE E. STINNETT a

minor and said bond having been examined by the Court and found to be good and solvent for the full amount thereof and in conformity to law and said W. M. STINNETT having taken the oath prescribed by law It is ordered by the Court that said bond be approved and recorded & that J. L. KELLY, J. S. DYSART & G. R. COOPER be appointed appraisers to value the estate of said minor.


State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that Wm. M. STINNETT as

Collin County principal and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly found to pay to T. C. Goodner Co. Judge of said County the sum of twenty five hundred dollars conditioned that the said Wm. M. STINNETT will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the estate of SUE E. STINNETT a minor according to law.

W. M. STINNETT seal

J. M. STINNETT seal

J. L. KELLY seal

J. L. CARTER seal


I W. M. STINNETT do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge and perform all duties incumbent on me as guardian of the estate of SUE E. STINNETT a minor according to law to the best of my skill and ability so help me God.

W. M. STINNETT


Sworn to before me this March 17th 1880. J. M. Benge clerk By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


Filed March 17th 1880. J. M. Benge clk.

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.




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[margin note: “Petition”]



W. D. BERRY March 23rd 1880

vs.

Est. JAS. T. GATES On this day the following petitioner (?)

Et als minors came on to be heard in said cause of W. D. BERRY to be appointed as

Guardian of said minors to wit:


[margin note: “Petition”’


State of Texas County Court March Term A. D. 1880

Collin County To the Hon. County Court of said County

W. D. BERRY a citizen of Collin County respectfully represents that JAMES T. GATES male aged 16 years, ROBERT E. GATES male aged 5 years, JULIA ANN GATES female aged 10 years and SARAH E. GATES aged 14 years all of whom reside in Collin County and are each entitled to an estate of the estimated value of four thousand and fifty dollars situated in said County. That the parents of said children are both dead and there is no legally appointed guardian either of their estates or persons and that your petitioner is the uncle of said orphans wherefore he prays that due notice of this application be given according to law and that citations may issue to said JAMES T. and SARAH E. GATES and that upon trial he may be granted letters of guardianship of the estates and persons of said orphans and for general relief.

Baines and Wolfe attys. [for] W. D. BERRY


Filed Jany 29th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


[margin note: “Notice”]



The State of Texas In the County Court to the March

County of Collin Term 1880

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 welfare of the estate of JAS. T. GATES, ROBT. E. L. GATES, JULIA ANN GATES & SARAH E. GATES minors W. D. BERRY has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for Guardianship upon the person & estate of said minors which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in March 1880 at the Court House in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said minors 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 29th day of January 1880.




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Witness J. M. Benge clerk of said Court and

L. S. the seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney

This 29th January 1880. J. M. Benge clerk of the County Court

of Collin County.

By S. K. Rudolph D. C.


[margin note: “Sheriff’s Return”]


Came to hand the 29th day of January 1880 and executed same day by posting copies of the within in three public place in the County one of which was at the Court House door.


Wms. Warden Sheriff of Collin County by Robt. Johnson D. S.


[margin note: “Wavier by JAS. T. GATES, SARAH GATES”]


Collin County County Court March Term 1880.


W. D. BERRY In the matter of the application for

vs. guardianship of our estates and persons

JAS. T. GATES et al we hereby waive the issuance of

Minors citation as required by law and

accept service and ask that our Uncle

W. D. BERRY be appointed guardian of our estates and persons. (signed)


SARAH GATES

JAMES GATES


[margin note: “GEORGE D. HUEY Protest”]



Filed March 24th 1880 J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


To the County Judge of Collin County

Now comes GEORGE HUEY & protests against the appointment of W. D. BERRY as guardian of JAMES T., ROBT. E. L., JULIA ANN & SARAH E. GATES minors, heirs of J. M. GATES decd. as applied for by him & hereby makes application for the appointment of guardian of their estate & persons that they are each entitled to a joint estate from their mother of about 550$ making in the aggregate two thousand two hundred dollars, they reside in Collin Co. & their estate is situated in said county, applicant would further represent that their father J. M. GATES decd. by his last will & testament appointed him guardian of said children and JAMES T. GATES the only one now over fourteen years of age has selected & chosen him as his guardian or declared his willingness so to do in open Court. He would further represent that he is an uncle of said minors that he is not disqualified from holding the guardianship & prays that notice be given & he be appointed guardian of their estates.


Throckmorton Brown & Bro.


Filed Feby 21st 1889. J. M. Benge clk by S. K. Rudolph Dy.


[margin note: “Order granting Berry leave to Amend”]


W. D. BERRY March 23rd 1880

vs. The foregoing petition & protest coming on

Est. JAS. T. GATES to be heard. It is ordered by the Court that

Et al minors W. D. BERRY have leave to file annexed.

Application.



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