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three of the most public place in your county one of which shall be at the Court House door copies of the following notice: The State of Texas. To all persons interested in the admr. of the Estate of ELIJAH KING decd. B. S. and J. M. KING have filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for letters of administration upon the estate of ELIJAH KING decd. Which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in July 1880 at the Court House in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said estate may appear and contest said application if they see proper. Herein fail not under penalty of the law and of this writ make due return. Issued the 1st day of July 1880. Witness J. M. Benge clerk of the said Court and the Seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this day

L. S. of July 1880. J. M. Benge clerk of the County

Court of Collin County

By S. K. Rudolph D. C.


Came to hand the 1st day of July 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.

Wm. Warden Sheriff of Collin County

By Jos. W. Waddill D. S.


[margin note: “N. F. WHITFIELD”]



JOHN M. WHITFIELD July 19th 1880

vs.

Est. N. F. WHITFIELD On this day came on to be heard

a Lunatic the petition of JOHN M. WHITFIELD

to be appointed as Guardian of the estate of N. F. WHITFIELD a Lunatic and it appearing to the Court that the notice as required by law has been given and no objection or protest thereto having been made It is ordered by the Court that said petition be granted and that letters of guardianship upon said estate issue to said N. F. (sic) WHITFIELD upon filing a good and solvent bond in the sum of Five hundred dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.


[margin note: “Petition”]



State of Texas In the County Court of Collin County Texas

County of Collin July Term 1880

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County

The petition of JOHN M. WHITFIELD a citizen of Collin County would show that N. F. WHITFIELD is a Lunatic and so condemned by the Hon. County Court of Collin County that said Lunatic has personal property of the probably value of Three hundred dollars and that said Lunatic has no guardian of his estate and that there is a necessity for the appointment of a…




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guardian of his said estate and petitioner asks the Court to appoint him guardian of the estate of the said N. F. WHITFIELD and for all such further orders as may be necessary in the premises


JOHN M. WHITFIELD

Filed July 8th 1880. J. M. Benge Clerk


[margin note: “Notice”]



The State of Texas In the County Court

County of Collin To the July 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 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 guardianship of the estate of N. F. WHITFIELD a Lunatic JOHN M WHITFIELD has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for Letters of guardianship upon the estate of N. F. WHITFIELD a Lunatic which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in July 1880 at the Court House thereof in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said estate may appear and contest said application if they see proper. Herein fail not under penalty of law and of this writ make due return. Issued the 8th day of July 1880. Witness J. M. Benge clerk of said Court L. S. and the seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this 8th day of July 1880.

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

By S. K. Rudolph D. C.


Came to hand the 8th day of July 1880 and executed same day by posting copies of the within in three public places in the county one of which was the Court House door.

Wm. Warden Sheriff of Collin County

By Jos. W. Waddill D. S.


Ordered that Court adjourn until Tuesday morning 9 o’clock. Tuesday morning July 20th 1880. Court met pursuant to adjournment. Offices of Court as on Monday. There being no Probate business before the Court it is ordered that Court adjourn until Wednesday morning 9 o’clock.

Wednesday July 21st 1880 Court met pursuant to adjournment. Officers of the Court as on Tuesday. Ordered that Court adjourn until Thursday morning 9 o’clock. Thursday morning July 22nd 1880 Court met pursuant to adjournment.




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Officers of the Court as on yesterday. Ordered that Court adjourn until Saturday morning 9 o’clock. Saturday morning July 24th 1880 Court met pursuant to adjournment. Offices of the Court as on Thursday.


[margin note: “Order approving Bond”]



B. S. and J. M. KING July 24th 1880

Guard. On this day comes B. S. and J. M.

Est. ELIJAH KING KING administrators of the Estate of

ELIJAH KING decd. and file

their bond as such administrators and the same having been examined by the Court and found to be good and solvent and in accordance with law and said B. S. and J. M. KING having taken the oath prescribed by law, It is ordered by the Court that said be approved and recorded. It is ordered that JOHN I. HENDRIX, ELIJAH GLASS & JACOB MOORE be appointed appraisers to value said Estate.


State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that we B. S. and J. M. KING as

Collin County principals and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are held & firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County & his successors in office in the sum of Four thousand dollars Conditioned that the above bounden B. S. and J. M. KING who have been appointed administrators of the estate of ELIJAH KING deceased by the County Judge of Collin County at the July Term of said Court said administrators shall well & truly perform all the duties required of them under said appointment. McKinney July 19th 1880.

B. S. KING

J. M. KING

W. D. MURCHISON

A. T. MURCHISON


State of Texas

Collin County Before me J. S. Rike a J. P. & Notary Public in & for said county this day personally appeared B. S. KING, J. M. KING, W. D. MURCHISON & A. T. MURCHISON all of Collin County & well known to me, each of whose name appearing on the foregoing bond acknowledged signed the same for the purpose & upon the conditions therein expressed. To certify which I hereunto set my official signature & affix the seal of my office this the 22nd day of July 1880.

L. S. J. S. Rike J. P. & N. P. C. C. T.


State of Texas We B. S. & J. M. KING do solemnly swear that ELIJAH KING

Collin County deceased died without leaving any lawful will so far as we know

or believe and that we will well and truly perform all the duties of administrators of the estate of ELIJAH KING decd. as the law directs. July 24th 1880.


B. S. KING

J. M. KING


Sworn to before me July 24th 1880.J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.




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



[margin note: “O. AFFLICK”]


J. L. DOGGETT July 24th 1880

admr. On this day comes J. L. DOGGETT and

Est. C. O. AFFLICK files his bond as administrator of the

Decd. Estate of C. O. AFFLICK decd. and the same having been examined by the Court and found to be good and solvent and in accordance with the law, It is ordered by the Court that the same be approved and recorded.


The State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that we J. L. DOGGETT as

County of Collin principal and J. H. JENKINS and P. B. MUSE as sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Four thousand dollars conditioned that the above bounden J. L. DOGGETT who has been appointed administrator of the estate of C. O. AFFLICK deceased by the County Judge of Collin County shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment. Witness our hands this July the 23rd A. D. 1880.

J. L. DOGGETT

J. H. JENKINS

P. B. MUSE


The State of Texas I, J. L. DOGGETT do solemnly swear that

Collin County C. O. AFFLICK deceased died without leaving any lawful will as far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of administrator of the estate of said C. O. AFFLICK deceased. July the 26th A. D. 1880.

J. L. DOGGETT


Sworn to before me July 26th 1880. J. M. Benge clerk

By S. K. Randolph Dy.


Filed July 23rd 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Randolph Dy.


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


Monday July 26th 1880 court met pursuant to adjournment.

Officers of Court as on Saturday.



JOHN M. WHITFIELD July 26th 1880

Guard. Bond

N. F. WHITFIELD a On this day comes JOHN M. WHITFIELD

Lunatic Guard. Est. of N. F. WHITFIELD a Lunatic and files his bond as such guardian and the same having been examined by the Court and found to be good and…




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solvent and in accordance with law and said JOHN M. WHITFIELD having taken the oath required by law, It is ordered that said bond be approved and recorded and that CALVIN BOYD, R. C. HILL & JNO. STANFORD be appointed appraisers to value said estate.


[margin note: “Bond”]


The State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that we JOHN M. WHITFIELD as principal

Collin County and (blank) and (blank) as sureties acknowledge ourselves to owe to T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County Texas and his successors in office the penal sum of Five hundred dollars in the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves heirs and legal representative firmly by these presents [sic] conditioned that the said JOHN M. WHITFIELD shall well and faithfully discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon him as guardian of the estate of N. F. WHITFIELD a Lunatic then this bond shall be null and void otherwise to be in full force and effect. Witness our hands this 24th day of July 1880.

JOHN M. WHITFIELD

MILES GRAVES

R. C. HILL


I JOHN M. WHITFIELD do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as Guardian of the estate of N. F. WHITFIELD a Lunatic to the best of my ability so help me God.

J. M. WHITFIELD


Sworn to before me this July 26th 1880.

J. M. Benge clerk Co. Court Collin Co. Texas


Filed July 26th 1880. J. M. Benge clerk By S. K. Randolph Dy.



[margin note: “Application to sell personal property”]



JOS. W. BAINES July 26th 1880

admr. On this day comes on to be heard

Est. M. A. GOODWIN the application of JOS. W. BAINES

Decd. administrator of the said estate to sell

certain personal property belonging to said estate and it appearing to the Court that it is to the interest of said estate that the Horses, mules, cattle and wheat belonging thereto should be sold It is ordered by the Court that the said petition be granted that the administrator proceed to sell the Horses mules and cattle belonging to said Estate at public sale on a credit of six months and that he sell the wheat at private sale for cash and that he report his action herein to this Court.



The State of Texas County Court July Term 1880

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

JOS. W. BAINES administrator of the estate….




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of M. A. GOODWIN decd. respectfully represents that the personal property as set forth and described upon the inventory of said estate now on file with the papers of said estate is liable to waste & perish wherefore he prays that he be directed to sell the same at public & private sale for cash or on a credit & for general relief.

JOS. W. BAINES admr. Est.

M. A. GOODWIN deceased


Filed July 26th 1880. J. M. Benge clerk By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


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


[margin notes: “Order approving Sale”]


J. S. WELLS

Guard. July 27th 1880

ABBIE FORMAN On this day came on to be heard the

report of the sale by J. S. WELLS administrator [sic] of ABBIE FORMAN of certain lands belonging to said estate and it appearing to the Court that said sale was made according to law and that said land was sold for a fair price It is ordered by the Court that the same be and is hereby approved and said administrator ordered to make to the purchaser a deed for the same upon the payment of the purchase money.



[margin note: “Report of Sale”]


Hon. T. C. Goodner Judge of the Probate Court of Collin County Texas. The undersigned guardian of the estate of ABBIE FORMAN minor would respectfully report that he has this day sold an undivided interest of one third in the following described parcel of land viz: on the waters of Rowlett’s creek and being a part of the GEORGE PERRIN survey Beginning at the South East Corner of Lot no. 4 as set forth in the plat of partition 160 acres of land among the heirs of JAMES HOWARD deceased Thence North 40 chains to the north East corner thereof. Thence East 7 chains and 27 2/5 links to a post Thence South 40 chains to a post Thence west 7 chains and 27 2/5links to the beginning containing 29 1/11 acres of land and designated as Lot no. 5 in said plat sold to JESSE SHAIN for $116.40 as ordered by your Hon. Court this day at private sale for cash in hand the purchaser expressing his willingness to comply with the terms of sale when the title is made to him.

J. S. WELLS Guardian


Sworn to before me July 19th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.




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Marony & Coffey July 27th 1880

vs.

F. J. VANCE Guard. On this day this cause being called

GEORGE KLEPPER Et als. came the plaintiffs by attorney and

Minors it appearing to the Court that the Hon.

T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County Texas is disqualified by reason of having been of counsel for the defendant F. J. VANCE before his election to office It is ordered by the Court that this cause be transferred to the Hon. District Court of Collin County That the clerk of this Court make out a transcript of all proceedings had herein and with the original papers filed herein transmit same to the clerk of the District Court of Collin County Texas.



LUELLA B. GATES July 27th 1880

vs. Application for allowance

Est. J. M. GATES Ordered by the Court that this Cause

Decd. be continued by consent.



J. R. HERNDON July 27th 1880

vs. On this day this cause continued.

Est. FELIX GOODWIN

Minor



[margin note: “Order approving Report”]


J. J. STRAIN July 27th 1880

admr. Annual Report

Est. J. E. COX On this day came on to be heard

Decd. the 1st annual Report of J. J. STRAIN

administrator of the Estate of J. E. COX decd. showing the condition thereof and the same having been examined by the Court and found to be in all things correct and according to law It is ordered by the Court that the same be approved and recorded.


[margin note: “Report”]



State of Texas County Court July Term 1880

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

County Court of Collin County Texas

J. J. STRAIN administrator of JOSEPH E. COX deceased submit[s] the following as his first annual settlement [sic] in the administration of said estate showing 1st the claims that have been presented allowed & paid 2nd showing the amounts of money received &c & showing the general condition of the estate. Administrator asks to be allowed for disbursements as follows viz



Voucher no. 1

Paid A. Wetzel

$45.00

Voucher no. 2

Paid Dr. Jurlson

60.00





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Voucher no. 3

Paid J. M. Benge (court costs)

$18.00

Voucher no. 4

Paid L. W. Oglesby (taxes)

35.00

Voucher no. 5

Paid Chas W. Noyes a/c

10.00

Voucher no. 6

Paid James Ragan a/c

4.60

Voucher no. 7

Paid J. M. Pearson a/c

50.00

Voucher no. 8

Paid E. B. Dishman

2200.00

Voucher no. 9

Paid Jesse Shain

33.79

Voucher no. 10

Paid J. S. & S. D. Heard

71.70

Voucher no. 11

Paid Patrick Maupin

83.90

Voucher no. 12

Paid J. F. Butler

20.00

Voucher no. 13

Paid Elizabeth Cox

150.00

Voucher no. 14

Paid Kendrick Aston & Honaker

128.00

Credit by commissioners

retained


305.00


Total disbursements

$3234.99


Administrator charges himself with the following receipts of cash money from different parties & from sale of personal & real property


Received of T. W. Afflick

On acct.

$83.30

F. Smith

On acct.

55.10

P. M. Cox

On acct.

100.00

J. Hamilton

On acct.

28.90

Levi Cox

On acct.

20.00 (?)

Pat Maupin

On acct.

69.35

T, T. Land

On note

20.20

Pat Maupin

On rent

6.00

A.B. Mason

On saw mill

25.00

J. W. Whisenant

On land

60.00

W. M. Wourd (?)

On steers

15.00

Chaddick & Brinson

On land Gin &c

525.55

E. B. Dishman

On land

2220.00


Total receipts of cash

$3228.20


By amt. of interest recd.

Kendrick Aston & Honaker

6.79


Total cash recd.

$3234.99


Total disbursements

$3234.99

Cash balance on hand

nothing



Administrator shows that he has the following notes on hand which he hopes to collect viz:


Note vs. W. C. Brinson et als

$500.00

Note vs. P. Maupin Et als

97.00

Note vs. A. B. Mason et als

50.00

Note vs. A. B. Mason et al

300.00

Total of notes on hand

$947.50



Administrator would report that he has sold about all the real & personal property & he says that there are several debts yet due other parties by the estate which are unpaid. He would further say that the foregoing exhibits & shows the condition of his intestate at this time.


J. J. STRAIN

Administrator




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State of Texas This day personally appeared before the undersigned

County of Collin authority J. J. STRAIN who being by me duly sworn

says that the foregoing annual settlement of his administration of the estate of J. E. COX decd. is a true & correct exhibit of the condition of said estate to the best of his knowledge information & belief.


Sworn to & subscribed before me this 19th day of July 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk C. C. Texas

By S. K. Randolph Dy.


[margin notes: “Sale of personal property”]



J. J. STRAIN July 27th 1880

admr. Report of sale of personal property

Est. J. E. COX decd. On this day came on to be heard

the report of sale of certain personal property belonging to the estate of J. E. COX decd. by J. J. STRAIN administrator and said report having been heard and fully understood and it appearing to the Court that said property to wit two steers and two sets of mill works one smelter (?) bolting chest & clothes (?) & other fixtures belonging thereto had been sold for a fair price It is ordered by the Court that said sale be approved.



THOS. B. BENNETT July 27th 1880

Guard. Application for allowance

HUGH L. BENNETT On this day this cause is continued.

Et al minors


E. HOUGHTON July 27th 1880

Guard. Annual Report

W. S. GRAHAM et al On this day this cause is continued

minors

J. P. COFFEY July 27th 1880

vs.

Est. B. F. GOWERS (?) On this day this cause is continued.

Decd.



GEORGE AURLSON July 27th 1880

Admr. On this day R. C. WHITE Esq. was

Est. GEORGE WATTS appointed guardian Ad litem for

Decd. all the minor heirs of GEORGE WATTS

deceased and said WHITE having

qualified as such guardian this cause was continued by consent until next term of this Court.


[note: Esquire is a lawyer/attorney]




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THOS. B. BARNETT July 27th 1880

Guard. Report of Sale of Land

Est. H. L. BARNETT Et als On this day came on to be heard

Minors the report of sale of certain land belonging to the estate of said

minors by THOS. B. BARNETT guardian and the same having been heard by the Court and it appearing to the Court that the land was sold for a fair price It is ordered by the Court that said sale be approved and that the said T. B. BARNETT guardian make to the purchaser thereof a good and sufficient deed upon the payment of the purchase money therefor.


[margin note: “Report of Sale of land”]


The State of Texas To the County Court of Collin co.

Collin Co. THOS. B. BARNETT guardian of the

estate of H. L., MOLLIE A., MINNIE & IDA B. BARNETT minors reports that on or about the 19th day of July 1880 in obedience to an order of your Court he sold to J. M. HOLT at private sale for cash the following described land to wit: Situated in Collin Co. on the East side of Pilot Grove creek being part of a tract of land in the D. Anglin survey Known as the homestead of B. F. McCLURE & ELIZA McCLURE in their life time said land is now occupied by J. M. HOLT & was transferred to said minor by M. J. THOMAS B. N. McCLURE & J. M. & LORINID (?) SLOTHER (?) as appears of record the same being an undivided interest of their (illegible) in said land for the sum of one hundred & twenty five which is the reasonable cash value of the same & prays that the sale be approved.

T. B. BARNETT


Sworn to before me July 19th 1880.

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


Filed July 19th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


Ordered that court adjourned until court in course.

T. C. Goodner




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State of Texas Be it remembered that the following proceeding were had by the

Collin County County Judge of Collin County Texas in vacation.



A.W. LYNN

Guard. July 28th 1880.

W. N. LYNN Bond

On this day comes A. W. LYNN and files his bond as Guardian of the estate of W. N. LYNN a minor and the same having been examined by the Court and found to be in conformity to the law and good and solvent for the full amount thereof. It is ordered by the Court that said bond be and the same is hereby approved and ordered approved.



[margin note: “Bond”]


State of Texas Know all men by these here presents [sic] that I A. W. LYNN as principal

Collin County and JOHN SPURGIN and W. B. LYNN as sureties acknowledge ourselves to owe and to be indebted to T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Two Hundred (200$) Dollars conditioned that the said A. W. LYNN shall faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the estate of W. N. LYNN a minor according to law said LYNN having been appointed guardian of the estate of said minor at the July Term of the County Court of Collin County July 19th 1880.

A.W. LYNN

JOHN SPURGIN

W. P. LYNN


State of Texas I, A. W. LYNN guardian of the estate of W. N. LYNN do solemnly swear

Collin County that I will faithfully discharge the duties as guardian of said estate

according to Law.

A.W. LYNN


Sworn to & subscribed before me this 24th of July 1880.

T. C. Goodner Co. Judge Collin Co.


Filed July 28th 1880. J. W. Benge clerk By S. K. Rudolph Dy.



[margin note: “Bond”]


ELISHA STRIPLING August 6th 1880

Decd. Bond

A.B. BOYD On this day comes A. B. BOYD

Admr. administrator of the Estate of ELISHA

STRIPLING Decd. and files his bond

as such administrator and the same having been examined by the Court and found to be in accordance with law and to be a good and solvent for the full amount thereof It is ordered by the Court that the same be and is hereby approved and ordered to be recorded.




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[margin note: “Bond”]


State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that we A. B. BOYD as principal & (blank)

Collin County [and] (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County & his successors in office in the sum of Four thousand six hundred dollars for the payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors & administrators jointly & severally firmly by these presents [sic]. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounden A. B. BOYD was by the County Court of Collin County on the 19th day of July A. D. 1880 appointed administrator of the estate of ELISHA STRIPLING late of Collin County deceased. Now should the said A. B. BOYD well & truly perform all of the duties required of him under said appointment then this obligation to be null & void otherwise to remain in full force & effect. Date this (blank) day of July A. D. 1880.


A.B. BOYD

A. A. STRIPLING

W. H. H. CALDWELL

W. C. STANFORD

C. COTNER


Filed Aug. 6th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dupty.



B. S. & J. M. KING August 9th 1880

admr. Inventory

Est. ELIJAH KING On this day comes B. S. & J. M. KING

Decd. administrators of the estate of ELIJAH

KING decd. and file an Inventory and appraisement of the estate of ELIJAH KING Decd. and the same having been examined by the Court It is ordered by the Court that the same be approved and recorded.


Inventory List of the property of the Estate of ELIJAH KING Decd. both real & personal

Land situated in Collin Co. One tract in SUSANNAH WALKER headright…




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96 acres $1449.00

One tract JAMES DUNCAN headright 319 ½ in Henderson Co. Texas $ 319.50

One tract in Collin Co. Tex. in DAVID VAN WRINKLE survey 21 acres

14 rods $ 100.00


Personal Property


One note for $200.00 on J. S. SMITH & S. B. MORRIS

Due Dec. 1st 1880 $ 200.00

One $230.00 note on A. L. THOMPSON 10% int. with

$70.00 Cr. Dec. 5th 1877 $ 400.00

One note on G. D. MARINE for $50.00 10% int. from maturity 50.00

Also one note on G. A. WARREN (?) for 25$ 10% int. from Jan.

1st 1879 25.00

One note on ALBERT THOMPSON for 128.06 ½

70% int. Cr. Nov. 25 1870 3 14/10 Cr. Dec. 17th 1870 25$ total Cr. 28 14/100

One note C. L. BEDDINGFIELD for date Feb. 1st 1880 10% int 15.00

One note by Wm. BRAINE (?) 6.00


One Brown Horse mule 12 years old valued

$85.00

One Sorrel Horse 3 years old

35.00

One Pided Steer 3 years old

12.50

One Red Steer 3 years old

15.00

One Pided Heifer 3 years old

10.00

One Dark Brown Bull 2 years old

8.00

One Black steer 3 years old

12.50

One Pided Heifer

10.00

One Black & white Pided Heifer

8.00

One Black 3 year old cow & calf

15.00

One Pided cow & calf 6 years old

15.00

One 3 years old steer

12.50

One 2 years old steer

8.00

One yearling

5.00

One 10 inch Avery (?) Plow

5.00

Two Pair Harness

75/100

3 Pr. toner (?) chains

1.00

1 Pr. check lines

1.00

1 steel square

1.00

1 hand saw

1.50

Augury Hammer & other sundry tools

4.00

1 Sweep (?)

.35

2 singletons

1.00

1 Doubletree & two clevises

.50

One Rifle Gun

6.00

1 compass chain & surveying apparatuses

50.00

124 Bushels wheat @75 per bushel

93.00

About 125 Doz. in stock @ 15 cts. per Doz.

18.75

One Bedstead

1.00

One Saddle

2.00





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One Small paper trunk

$ 1.50

One Large paper trunk

2.00

One Bed & Bed clothes

15.00

One Zinc corner (?) trunk

3.00

One small chest

1.00

One silver watch

10.00

One Remington six shooter

4.00

One Looking glass

.75

One Pr Saddle Bags

1.50

One Razor & Hone & Brush

1.50

Two Pr. spectacles 50 cts. each

1.00

One Pr. spectacles

.50

Book a/c due Est. E. KING decd. PETER RODDY


One cow & calf

20.00

Making one cow & calf

20.00

Balance due from T. F. TERRELL on Book a/c

3.00

Book a/c on (?) W. B. BOWER (?)

15.87 ½

Book a/c J. M. KING

1.95

Book a/c J. D. BEDDINGFIELD

9.12

J. B. KING

3.72

G. A. WARREN

4.00

J. W. THOMPSON

.45

SAM FAIN

.37 ½

DOCK MORRIS

.81

CLABORN [sic] HARDIN

5.00

STAN BUMPASS

5.00

B. S. KING

15,00

JOHN STANDFORD to surveying

2.00

ELISH KING for wheat

8.00

EMERSON KING

2.00



State of Texas Before me this day personally appeared

Collin County E. W. GLASS & JOHN HENDRIX appraisers

of the property of the Estate of ELIJAH

KING Decd. who after being duly sworn say that the foregoing list is true & correct inventory & appraisement of the property both real & personal of said estate to the best of their knowledge.


E. W. GLASS

JOHN HENDRIX


Sworn to & subscribed before me this the 4th day of August 1880. J. S. Rike J. P. & notary Public Collin

Co. Texas


The State of Texas Before me J. M. Benge clerk of

Collin County the County Court of Collin County

Texas personally appeared B. S.

KING and J. M. KING administrators of the estate of ELIJAH KING Decd. who being by me duly sworn state that the foregoing and attached inventory…




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and list is a full and complete Inventory and list of the property and claims of their intestate that have come to their knowledge.

B. S. KING

J. M. KING


Sworn to and subscribed before me August 7th 1880.

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


Filed Aug. 9th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.



[margin note: “Application to Sell Personal property”]


B. S. & J. M. KING To T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin

Admrs. of the Estate Co. now comes B. S. & J. M. KING

of E. KING Decd. administrators of the Estate of ELIJAH KING

Decd. and ask the Court to grant them

an order to sell the personal property of the said estate at Public sale on a credit of four months on all sums of five dollars or less cash in hand paid & all sums over Five dollars on a credit of Four months with good personal security some of said property is of a perishable nature & there exists a necessity for said sale.

B. S. & J. M. KING admrs.

of the Estate of ELIJAH KING

By R. C. White atty.


Filed Aug. 9th 1880. J. M. Benge clk. By S. K. Rudolph Dy.


The foregoing order coming on to be heard and it appearing to the Court that a necessity exists for said sale It is ordered by the Court that said petition be granted and said administrators ordered to proceed to sell said personal [property] at public outcry on a credit of four months on all sums over Five dollars and for cash on all sums of Five dollars and under and report their action to this Court.




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Be it remembered that on this the 20th day of September A. D. 1880 the Hon. County Court of Collin convenes in pursuance to law. Present and presiding the Hon. T. C. Goodner Judge of said Court, Wms. Warren Sheriff of Collin Co. and J. M. Benge Clerk of said Court. Whereupon the following proceedings were had.



J. R. HERNDON Application for Letters of Guardianship

vs. Sept. 20th

JOHN GOODWIN minor Now on this day comes the applicant

J. R. HERNDON and says he will no further prosecute this application. It is therefore considered by the Court that the same be dismissed.


J. R. HERNDON Application for Letters of Guardianship

vs. Sept. 20th

Est. FELIX GOODWIN Now on this day comes the applicant

J. R. HERNDON and says that he will no further prosecute this application. It is therefore considered by the Court that the same be dismissed.


J. R. HERNDON Application for Guardianship

vs. Sept. 20th

Est. OLLIVER [sic] GOODWIN Now comes the applicant J. R. HERNDON and says that he will no further prosecute this application. It is therefore considered by the Court that the same be dismissed.


[margin note: “Order Confirming sale Per. Prop.”]


JOS. W. BAINES admr. Report of sale of Personal Property

vs. Sept. 20th

Est. M. A. GOODWIN Decd. Now on this day comes JOSEPH W. BAINES admr. Est. of M. A. GOODWIN decd. and files his report of the sale of personal property belonging to Estate. The said report being examined by the Court and the matters and thins therein fully considered it is ordered by the Court that the same be approved.


[margin note: “Report of sale”]


The State of Texas County Court September Term 1880

County of Collin

To the Hon. County court of said Co.

JOS. W. BAINES administrator of the Estate of M. A. GOODWIN deceased respectfully represents that on the 9th day of August A. D. 1880 at the late residence of the said M. A. GOODWIN he sold the following property upon a credit of six months with good personal security in accordance with an order of the County Court at its July Term 1880 viz:


5 small hogs to J. R. HERNDON

13.00

1 Cow & calf to ED FOOTE

13.50

1 Cow & calf to B. Z. HERNDON

18.00





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1 Cow & calf to J. G. HEDGCOXE

16.00

1 Yearling to W. R. DOWELL

8.50

1 Mare mule to OTHO OFFUTT

89.00

1 Horse Mule to L. W. BUSH

25.50

1 Horse Mule to ED FOOTE

6.00

1 Horse Mule to R. J. HEDGCOXE

71.50

1 Horse Mule to DOC HILL

95.50

1 Mare Mule to F. M. HILL

78.00

1 Horse to W. C. GILLESPIE

30.50

Total amount

$466.00


Administrator further represents that said sale was made at public outcry after due notice in accordance to law and that the prices realized are fair prices for the stock sold. Wherefore he prays that the said sale be confirmed.

Administrator would further report that two of the hogs reported upon the inventory have died since they were inventoried. Wherefore he asks that they be stricken from the same and for general relief.


JOS. W. BAINES admr.

M. A. GOODWIN Est.


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th day of August 1880.

J. M. Benge County Clerk

Collin Co.


Filed Aug. 9th 1880. J. M. Benge clerk



C. W. McKINNEY Application for Administration

vs. Sept. 20th

Est. F. E. McKINNEY Dec.

Now on this day comes the applicant C. W. McKINNEY and says he will no further prosecute this application. It is therefore considered by the Court that the same be dismissed.


[margin note: “Application for Admrtn.”]


Estate of F. E. McKINNEY


State of Texas

Collin County T. C. Goodner Judge of Collin Count

Your petitioner R. C. WHITE a citizen of said County and state would represent that FRANCIS E. McKINNEY departed this life on or about the (blank) day or (blank) 1879 intestate seized and possessed of property both real and personal & that there are claims against said estate. Left property to probably value of Twelve or Fifteen Hundred Dollars. Said intestate died in Collin County. Petitioner has been requested to act as administrator on said Estate by son of the heirs. Therefore…[sic]

R. C. WHITE




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Filed Aug. 11th 1880. J. M. Benge clk.

By S. K. Rudolph Dpty.


[margin note: “Citation”]


Probate Notice


The State of Texas In County Court

County of Collin To the September term 1880

The State of Texas to the Sheriff or Constable of Collin County Greetings: 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 administration of the Estate of F. E. McKINNEY Decd. R. C. WHITE has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for Letters of Administration upon the Estate of F. E. McKINNEY Decd. which will be heard at the next term of said Court Commencing on the 3rd Monday in September 1880 at the Court House thereof in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said Estate may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

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

Issued the 11th day of August 1880.

Witness: J. M. Benge clerk of said Court and the

seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney

this 11th day of August 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk of the

L. S. County Court of Collin County

By S. K. Rudolph D. C.


[margin note: “Shff’s. Return”]


Came to hand the 11th day of August 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 JAS. W. Waddill D. S.


[margin note: “Order”]


R. C. WHITE

vs. Sept. 20th

Est. F. E. McKINNEY Now on this day came on to be heard the application of R. C. WHITE for Letters of Administration on the Estate of FRANCIS E. MCKINNEY Decd. And the matters and things therein being fully understood by the Court it is ordered that Letters of Administration upon said Estate be issued to the said R. C. WHITE upon his filing a bond with good and sufficient security. Conditioned as the law requires in the sum of Two Thousand Dollars.




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[margin note: “Application for Gunship.”]



Estate of FELIX GOODWINa minor


State of Texas

Collin County Guardianship of FELIX GOODWIN a minor

County Court Sept. Term 1880

To the Honorable County Court of said Count:

JOS. W. BAINES shows that FELIX GOODWIN is a minor residing in the County of Collin and without any lawful guardian of his person or estate and is entitled to an estate of the estimated value of two thousand dollars. That both the parent of said minor is dead. He further shows that at the July term of said Court JAMES R. HERNDON made application and was appointed Guardian of said minor but said Guardian failed to qualify as required by law as the guardian of said estate and that no other person entitled to said guardianship will or desires to apply for the appointment of guardian of the estate of said minor. Wherefore he prays that he be appointed guardian of the person & estate of said minor.


Baines Wolfe & Finch Attys.


Filed Aug. 17th 1880

J. M. Benge clerk.


[margin note: “Acceptance of Service”]



The State of Texas

County of Collin County Court Sept. Term. 1880

I hereby accept service, waive issuance of process and ask that JOS. W. BAINES is appointed Guardian of my person and estate.

Tested: FELIX GOODWIN

BEN Z. HERNDON

J. F. BAUMGARDNER


[margin note: “Order appointing Gdn.”]


JOS. W. BAINES Sept. 20th 1880

vs. (?)

Est. & Person FELIX GOODWIN a minor Now on this day came on to be heard the application of JOSEPH W. BAINES to be appointed Guardian of the person and estate of FELIX GOODWIN a minor. And it appearing to the Court that the law had been compiled with by the acceptance of service by said minor of said application and the matters and things therein being considered and fully understood by the Court it is ordered that Letters of Guardianship of the person and estate of said minor upon his entering into bond with good and sufficient security. Conditioned as the law requires in the sum of Two Thousand Dollars.


[margin note: “Application for Gunship.”]


Estate of JOHN GOODWIN a minor


State of Texas

Collin County Guardianship of JOHN GOODWIN

a minor. County Court Sept. Term

To the Honorable County Court of said County.

JOS. W. BAINES shows that JOHN GOODWIN is a…




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minor residing in Collin County and without any lawful guardian of his person and estate and is entitled to an estate of the estimated value of two thousand dollars. That both parents of said minor are dead. He further shows that at the July Term 1880of said Court JAMES R. HERNDON made application and was appointed guardian of said minor but said HERNDON failed to qualify as required by law as the Guardian of said estate, and that no other person entitled to said guardianship desires or will apply for the appointment of guardian of the person & estate of said minor. Wherefore he prays that he be appointed guardian of the person & estate of said minor.

Baines, Wolfe & Finch Attys.


Filed Aug. 17th 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk


[margin note: “Citation”]


Probate Notice

The State of Texas In the County Court

County of Collin To the September 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 guardianship of the estate of JOHN GOODWIN a minor JOSEPH W. BAINES has filed in the County court of Collin County an application for Letters of Guardianship upon the estate of JOHN GOODWIN a minor which will be heard at the next term of said Court, commencing on the 3rd Monday in September 1880 at the Court house thereof in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said estate may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

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

Issued the 18th day of August 1880.

Witness J. M. Benge Clerk of said Court and the seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this 18th day of August 1880.

L. S. 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 18th day of August and executed same day by posting copies of the within in three public places one of which was at the Court House door.

Wms. Warden Sheriff of Collin County

By J. S. Ewan D. S.



[margin note: “Order of Court”]


JOS. W. BAINES

vs. September 20th

Est. JNO. GOODWIN a minor Now on this day came on to be heard the application of JOS. W. BAINES for letters of guardianship of the…




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person and estate of JOHN GOODWIN a minor. And it appearing to the Court that legal notice of said application had been given: And the matters and things therein being fully understood by the Court It is ordered that Letters of guardianship of the person and estate of said minor be issued to the said JOSEPH W. BAINES upon his entering into bond with a good and sufficient security conditioned as the law requires in the sum of Two Thousand Dollars.



[margin note: “Application for Grdnshp.”]


Estate of OLLIVER [sic] GOODWIN a minor


State of Texas Guardianship of OLIVER GOODWIN a minor

Collin County County Court Sept. Term 1880

To the Honorable County Court of said County.

JNO. W. BAINES shows that OLIVER GOODWIN is a minor residing in Collin County and without lawful guardian of his person and estate and is entitled to an estate of the estimated value of two thousand dollars. That both of the parents of said minor are dead. He further shows that at the July term 1880 of said Court JAMES R. HERNDON made application and was appointed guardian of said minor, but said HERNDON failed to qualify as required by law as guardian of said person and estate. And that no other person entitled to said guardianship desires or will apply for guardian of said minor. Wherefore he prays that he be appointed guardian of the person & estate of said minor.


BAINES, WOLF & FINCH Attys.


Filed Aug. 17th 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk



Probate Notice


The State of Texas In County Court. To the September term 1880

County of Collin

The State of Texas to the Sheriff or Constable 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 guardianship of the estate of OLIVER GOODWIN a minor JOSEPH W. BAINES has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for letters of guardianship of the estate of OLIVER GOODWIN a minor which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday of September 1880 at the Court house in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said estate may appear and contest said…




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application if they see proper.

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

Issued the 18th day of August 1880. Witness J. M. Benge Clerk of said Court and the seal thereof

at office in the city of McKinney this 18th day of Aug. 1880.

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

Collin County

By S. K. Rudolph D. C.


[margin note: “Shff’s. Return”]


Came to hand the 18th day of August 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 J. S. Ewan D. S.


[margin note: “Order approving Inventory”]


Estate of N. F. WHITFIELD. Lunatic


J. M. WHITFIELD Gdn.

vs. Inventory. Sept. 20 1880.

Est. N. F. WHITFIELD Lunatic

Now on this day comes J. M. WHITFIELD guardian of N. F. WHITFIELD a lunatic and files his inventory of his ward. Said Inventory being examined and fully considered by the Court It is ordered that the same be approved and recorded.


[margin notes: Inventory]


County of Collin In County Court Aug. term 1880

Now comes J. M. WHITFIELD guardian of the estate of N. F. WHITFIELD a lunatic and files this his Inventory and appraisement of the property belonging to said estate to wit:


1 Brown horse 9 years old valued at

$75.00 dollars

1 Broken set of harness, saddle & plow valued at

$12.00 dollars

Amount of cash on hand

$97.30

1 Promissory note executed by D. R. McLEROY for

said note bears 12 per ct. from January 1880

30.45

1 Promissory note executed by J. W. JACKSON for & due the 15th day of Sept. 1878

43.39

1 Account against JIM WHITFIELD

25.25 dollars

1 Account against J. M. WHITEFIELD

$ 5.00

1 account against T. J. SQUBB

.50

his

Signed J. H. X STANFORD

Mark

R. C. HILL


State of Texas Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority J. H.

County of Collin STANFORD & R. C. HILL appraisers of the estate of N. F. WHITFIELD who on oath says that the foregoing…




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is a true and correct appraisement of the property on the within Inventory as shown us by J. M. WHITFIELD guardian of N. F. WHITFIELD..

his

J. H. X STANFORD

mark

R. C. HILL


Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 31st day of July A. D. 1880.


W. H. Brummett J. P.

Collin County Texas


State of Texas

County of Collin I JOHN M. WHITFIELD guardian of the estate of N. F. WHITFIELD (a lunatic) do solemnly swear that the Inventory and list of claims annexed hereto are a true and perfect Inventory and list of all property real and personal belonging to said estate that has come to my knowledge.

J. M. WHITFIELD


Sworn to before me August 18th 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Deputy


Filed Aug. 18th 1880

J. M. Benge Clk.

S. K. Rudolph Depty.


[margin note: “Application for Admrn.”]


Estate of JOHN COFFMAN, decd.


State of Texas

Collin County Estate of JOHN COFFMAN deceased.

County Court September Term A. D. 1880

To the Honorable County Court of said County setting in matters of Probate &c.:

Your petitioner J. M. GRAVES would respectfully show that in or about the 13th day of February 1880 that JOHN COFFMAN late of said County and State departed this life without any will leaving an estate consisting of personal property of the estimated value of One Thousand Dollars. That said COFFMAN at the time of his death resided in the County of Collin aforesaid. That your applicant is entitled to the administration of said estate having married a daughter of the said JOHN COFFMAN deceased and is not disqualified under the law. That four years have not elapsed since the death of the said COFFMAN prior to this application. That there is a necessity for an administration on said COFFMAN’s estate on account of there being perishable property belonging to said estate which is liable to waste. Also on account of there being some debts outstanding coming to said estate and some little indebtedness to be paid off. Wherefore the premises considered your petitioner prays for letters of administration upon said estate and for such other & further relief as the Court may think his cause may merit.

J. M. GRAVES Applicant.




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Filed Aug. 20th 1880. J. M. Benge clk.

By S. K. Rudolph Depty.


[margin note: “Citation”]


Probate Notice

The State of Texas In County Court. To the September term 1880.

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 administration of the estate of JOHN COFFMAN [sic] decd. J. M. GRAVES has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for Letters of administration upon the Estate of JOHN COFFMAN decd. which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in September 1880 at the Court House thereof in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said estate may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

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

Issued the 20th day of August 1880. Witness J. M. Benge clerk of said Court and the seal thereof

L. S. at office in the city of McKinney this 20th day of August 1880.

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

By S. K. Rudolph D. C.


[margin note:”Shffs. Return”]


Came to hand the 20th day of August 1880 and executed the same day by posting copies of the within in three public places one of which was at the Court house door.

Wms. Warden Sheriff of Collin County

[margin note: “Order of Court”]


J. M. GRAVES Administration

vs. Sept. 20th

Estate JOHN COFFMAN Decd.

Now on this day came on to be heard the application of J. M. GRAVES for Letters of administration upon the estate of JOHN COFFMAN decd. And it appearing to the Court that legal notice of said application had been given And the matters and things therein being considered and fully understood It is ordered by the Court that Letters of Administration upon said Estate issue to said J. M. GRAVES upon his entering into bond with good and sufficient security conditioned as the law requires in the sum of Two Thousand Dollars.


[margin note: Order approving Final Ac.”]



Estate of W. J. M. BARKER Minor


Wm. BARKER

vs. Sept. 20th

Et. W. J. M. BARKER Minor Now on this day came on to be heard the final account of Wm. BARKER Gdn. of the estate of W. J. M. BARKER minor. And it appearing to the Court that legal service thereof had been had. And the said account being fully examined and considered and found in all…




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things correct It is ordered that the same be approved and said Guardian discharged from his trust.



[margin note: “Final Acct.”]



State of Texas County Court of Collin Co.

Collin County Wm. BARKER Guardian of the Estate of W. J. M. BARKER shows that his ward has arrived of full age and he submits this as his final account as said Guardian. Said Guardian has received the sum of twenty one dollars as shown by Inventory which is all the money or property that has come to his hands and he has paid the same over to his ward as will appear by his receipt herewith filed. Wherefore he prays that said ward be cited & on hearing this account be approved said guardianship be closed & he discharged from his trust.

Wm. BARKER Guard.


Sworn to and subscribed before me this Aug. 14th 1880.

T. C. Goodner Co. Judge Collin


[margin notice: “Acceptance Ser[vice]”]



I accept service of the within & waive issuance of all process this Aug. (blank) 1880. W. J. M. BARKER


Filed Aug. 28th 1880. J. M. Benge Clk.

By S. K. Rudolph Dpty.



[margin note: ‘Order Approving Final A/C’}



Estate of H. L. MARKHAM Minor


H. M. MARKHAM Gdn.

vs. Sept. 20th

Est. H. D. MARKHAM Minor Now on this day came on to be heard the final report of H. M. MARKHAM as guardian of the person and estate of H. D. MARKHAM minor and said account having been fully examined and considered and found in all things correct and it appearing that said ward having received legal notice of the same. It is ordered that said final account be in all things approved and the said Guardian discharged from his trust upon payment of all costs in this behalf incurred.


[margin note: “Final Account”]


H. M. MARKHAM Guard. County Court Collin County Texas

H. D. MARKHAM Minor

To the Hon. County Court of said County. H. M. MARKHAM guardian of the person and estate of H. D. MARKHAM a minor shows to the Court that he has received as said Guardian from the Grandfather of H. D. MARKHAM Estate in the State of Kentucky the sum of Eight Hundred and forty nine (849) Dollars and he has received as interest on the same One Hundred & fifty dollars up to the time when your reporter paid over the said money to his said ward. And that he said ward has been using the same in his business since that time. Reporter files this as his final…




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account for settlement of said estate, his ward having arrived at the age of 21 yrs.

To wit:

Dr.

To cash received prin[cipal] & int[erest] $999.00

Cr.

By cash Court Cost $20.00

By cash for two trip to Kentucky 250.00

270.00

Recapitulation

Cash received $999.00

C[ash] paid out 270.00

[Cash] paid ward as per Voucher herewith filed $729.00


Reporter prays that this account be approved, said ward cited and reporter discharged from his trust.


H. M. MARKHAM


State of Texas This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority

Collin County H. M. MARKHAM who being duly sworn says the above and foregoing final acct. is Just true and correct to the best of his knowledge and belief.

H. M. MARKHAM


Sworn to and subscribed before me Sept. 4th 1880.

T. C. Goodner

Co. Judge Collin Co.


[margin note: “Voucher”]


Recd. from H. M. MARKHAM guardian of my person & estate the sum of Seven Hundred & twenty nine (729.00) dollars in full of all money or property that has come to his hands as said Guardian. This Sept. 4th 1880.

H. D. MARKHAM


[margin note: “Service”]


I accept service of the within and waive issuance of all process. Sept. 4th 1880.

H. D. MARKHAM


Filed Sept. 10th 1880. J. M. Benge clk.

S. K. Rudolph Dy.



Est. of D. C. FOREMAN Decd.


JOE FORMAN Admr.

vs. Application to sell land

Est. D. C. FOREMAN Decd. Sept. 20th

This day this cause is continued by operation of the law.


[margin note: “Anl. Acct.”]



Estate of D. C. FOREMAN Decd.


JOE FORMAN Admr. Sept. 20th

Est. D. C. FORMAN Decd. Now on this day comes JOE FORMAN

Admr. Est. D. C. FORMAN Decd. and presents his annual account & exhibit of the condition of said estate. Which said account being examined it is ordered that said account be approved as an annual account and be recorded.




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[margin note: “Anl. Report”]


The State of Texas To the County Court of said County

Collin County

Your reporter JOSEPH FOREMAN administrator of the restate of D. C. FOREMAN deceased makes the following exhibit of the condition of said estate to wit: claims allowed against said estate within twelve months from the date of the grant of letters of administration.



Allowance to widow & minor

children

$724.00

Sep. 10 1879

M. M, Fagans allowed

33.40

Oct. 15th 1879

J. C. Flack allowed

95.80


C. T. Morris allowed

14.80


J. Skelton’s acct during

last sickness

12.40

Nov. 5th

Kendrick & Aston Judgment

1220,50


Kendrick & Aston Judgment

766.43


Kendrick Aston & Honaker

Judgment

451.99


Kendrick Aston & Honaker

416.11

Dec. 8th

A. Wetsel account for funeral

40.00

Dec. 8th

D. W. L. Meroney account for

med[icine] in last sickness

30.00

March 1880

A. Enloe

91.04



The following is an exhibit of the amount received and paid out on account of said estate.

Oct. 1879


Received from sale of 3 ½ bales cotton

$164.52

Received from sale of 78 bushels wheat

54.60

Received from sale of 185 bushels corn

74.00

Received from Masonic Lodge

34.50

Total received

$327.62


The amount paid out on account of said estate are as follows:


To bagging and ties hauling & weighing cotton

6.65

Paid widow and children on allowance

321.50

Taxes in Collin Co., for 1879

6.40

Taxes in Rockwall & Dallas Co.

2.00


337.05


Amount of taxes paid by W. L. MERONEY for Estate for 1879 6.65


Suit by J. C. FLACK vs. JOE FOREMAN for specific performable on bond for title to 6 acres in C. T. M. GOODWIN survey-granted Jun. Term 1880.


There remains unsold belonging to said estate the irons of two old wagons and an interest in some blacksmith tools.


All estimated value of twenty dollars & the land as stated inventory of said estate heretofore filed.


JOE FOREMAN


The State of Texas

Collin County Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority JOSEPH FOREMAN administrator of the estate of D. C. FOREMAN who being duly sworn says that the foregoing is a correct and true exhibit of the condition…




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of the estate of the said D. C. FOREMAN. This Sep. 1st A. D. 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dpty.


Filed Sept. 1st 1880. J. M. Benge Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.



[margin note: “Final and Annl. Report”]



Estate of GEO. WATTS Decd.



GEO. A. WILSON Admr.

vs. Sept. 20

Est. GEO. WATTS Decd.

Now on this day comes on to be heard the final report and amended final report of GEO. A. WILSON as admr. of the estate of GEO. WATTS decd. Which said report being examined and it appearing that legal notice thereof had been given, it is ordered that the same be in all thing approved except as to so much of said report as seems to divest the homestead rights of the widow RACHAEL WATTS and her minor children GEO. JANE, MARTHA, LAURA, JOHN & JAMES WATTS in & to the tracts of land that at a former term of this Court were set aside to them as a homestead. And it is ordered that the homestead right of said widow and minor children remain intact and undisturbed.

It further appearing to the Court that the following named persons are the only heirs of the deceased GEO. WATTS to wit: RACHAEL WATTS his surviving widow, ELLEN BRADSHAW wife of JAMES BRADSHAW, the said ELLEN & JAMES BRADSHAW appearing in court in person, GEO, JANE, MARTHA, LAURA, JOHN & JAMES WATTS minors, appearing by their guardian ad litem R. C. WHITE. It is ordered adjudged & decreed that the widow RACHAEL WATTS be allotted one half the property hereinafter mentioned. And that ELLEN BRADSHAW, and each one of the minor heirs above mentioned receive each one fourteenth of the paid property. And it appearing that the following advancements have been made to the above named heirs to wit:

To MRS. RACHEL WATTS the sum of $2294.99 paid to her by the Administrator in cash. And $145.00-1/2 the value of the personal property & household furniture that was set aside as exempt property. Making total $2439.99

To ELLEN BRADSHAW the sum of $200 cash paid by Admr. & $300 advancement to her by decd. during his lifetime making total advancement to ELLEN BRADSHAW $500.00

To each one of the minors above named the sum of $327.85 paid by Admr. in money. And the further sum of $24.16 each being one twelfth of personal property set apart to said widow & minor children. Making a total to each minor of $352.01 2/3

It is therefore ordered that said advancements be brought into hotch potch in the partition of said estate. And that the commissioners hereinafter named take said advancements into consideration in making partition…




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of said estate.

It is further ordered that the following described property be partitioned and divided among said heirs in accordance with the terms of this order quality and quantity being considered. Part of Lot 30 in Block 4 in the town of McKinney. And the following described tracts of land. 1st tract part of a survey of 3121 acres made in the name of Wm. DAVIS about ½ mile North from the town of McKinney Collin Co. Tex being a part of the estate of decd. to him conveyed Nov. 28/1874 by F. W. BROWN & wife & S. E. BAKER & her husband W. C. BAKER. Beginning at a post the S. W. cor. of said 9 ½ acre tract Thence North 231 ½ feet a stake the S. W. cor. of a 1 acre tract sold by the said GEO. WATTS decd. to CHAS. KNOTT. Thence East 106 ½ feet a stake in the west line of the McKinney & Bonham road Thence South with said West line 231½ feet a stake in the said line Thence West 106 ½ feet to the place of beginning. Containing 24639 sq. feet of land or 24/43 or 55/100 of an acre.

2nd Tract Beginning at a stake the S. E. cor. of 1 ¼ acre tract owned by THOS. RHINE. Thence North 587 93/100 feet a post the NE cor. 1 acre tract sold to COUREINEAU. Thence West 364 98/100 feet to said COURINEAU’s N. W. cor. Thence North 85 47/100 feet a stake the S W cor. of a 1 acre tract sold to J. C. PAYNE Thence East 364 98/100 feet to said PAYNE’s SE corner. Thence North 118 8/100 feet said PAYNE’s NE Cor. Thence West 364 98/100 feet said PAYNE’s NW corner Thence North 10 feet a post the NW cor. of said 9 ½ acre tract of which this is a part Thence East 529 48/100 feet a post the NE cor. said 9 ½ acre tract Thence South 802 2/10 (?) feet a post the SE cor. said 9 ½ acre tract Thence West 164 ½ feet to the place of Beginning. Containing 3 83/100 acres.

Also the following money notes & accounts:


In cash $381.05

2 notes signed by ELI COURINEAU. One for 50$ the other for 95$. Both dated 27th May 1876 due in one & two years & bearing interest at 12%. Said notes being entitled to the following credits. Aug. 2nd 1880 $40.00 Aug. 34d 1880 $60.00Aug 23/99 $25.10 Sep. 23 1880 $25.25


Also a note for $135.00 dated April 22nd 1876 due one year after date Int. 12% per annum from dated signed by CHAS. & C. E. OBENCHAIN. Said note being entitled to the following credits Dec. 6 1879 $40.00 Feby. 3 1880 $10.00 Mch. 1st 1880.


One note on W. R. SHORT for $52.80 dated Feby 28 1878 int. 12% per annum from date. One note on J. H. PETERS for $62.32 date Jany. 22nd 1878 int. 10% per annum from date. Credited April 6th 1878 $20.00 May 6th 1878 $10.00 April 10 1879 $10.00. One note on R. H. PARKER dated Sep. 27 1877 for $15.50 int. at 12% per annum. One note on J. LEE FAIRES for $7.00 int. 12% per annum. One note on R. M. SCOTT May 21 1877 $22.38…




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int. 12%. One note on A. ENLOE for $27.25 date Nov 12th 1879 int. 11% per annum. Also a large number of worthless notes and account for bee_ (?) which will be turned over by the Administrator.


Also one share in the McKinney Academy


It is further ordered that the Administrator retain out of the funds in his hands the sum of One Hundred & Twenty Five Dollars to pay court costs, taxes &c. & should there be any surplus after paying said costs &c he shall distribute it among the heirs in accordance with this decree.


It is further ordered that FRANCIS EMERSON, JOHN S. HEARD, R. L. PARKER & C. W. NOYES be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to make partition of said estate in accordance with this decree. And that they make report of their action therein to the present term of this court.



[margin note: “Additional Final Report”]


Estate of Collin County Court September Term 1880

GEO. WATTS Decd.

Now comes the administrator in above estate GEO. A. WILSON and by leave of Court files this as an additional final report to the one filed by him on 3rd day of June 1880. He shows that since said report was filed he has received the following sums of money to wit:


From H. KING house rent


$ 5.00

From H. KING house rent


5.00

From H. KING house rent


4.00

From A. GULLETT old acct & int.


30.33

From A. RHINE June 26/80 old note


26.75

From E. COURINEAU Aug. 2/80 part of note


40.00

From E. COURINEAU Aug. 3/80 part of note


60.00

From W. B. LOGAN Aug. 7/80 in full of acct.


36.00

From E. COURINEAU Aug. 23rd/80 in part of note


25.10

From E. COURINEAU Sep. 13/80 in part of note


25.25

Total amt. recd. since June 3rd 1880


$257.43

Your reporters com[mission] at 5% on said sums amounts

$12.87


Amt. paid C. W. NOYES as per

receipt

5.00


Amt. now in hand of reporter

collected since June 3rd 1880


$239.56

Amt. of money in admr. hands

June 3rd 1880


266.49

Total amt. of money now in

hands of admr.


$506.05


Your reporter shows that of the amt. of money collected since the said 3rd day of June one hundred & fifty & 10/100dollars was paid by E. COURINEAU on the land notes mentioned in said final report and that now there is only a small amount due thereon. He states that the parties named in said final report are the only heirs at law of said estate. That he has paid to them the following sums of money to wit: To MRS. RACHAEL WATTS the sum of $2294.99. To JAMES & ELLEN BRADSHAW $200. To each of the minors $327.85…




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as part of their shares as heirs at law of said intestate.

He also states that during the lifetime of his intestate he gave to his daughter ELLEN BRADSHAW a house and lot in the town of McKinney worth as your reporter believes the sum of $300.00 and reporter asks that said house & lot be brought into the division of this estate. He states that the property mentioned in said final report is ready for distribution. Consisting of a tract of about 4 acres of land in the northern part of McKinney : A lot & house in McKinney as shown by the inventory; Also the notes mentioned therein; He further shows that the following notes were not mentioned in said report –they were taken for old beef accounts—that some of them are good & others not. That all of the other accts. on various parties as shown by the inventory have been collected so as could be with the exception of a great many of said accts. that were on worthless parties.

The following are the notes taken by reporter in lieu of said beef accts. to wit: One note on W. R. SHORT dated Feby. 28 1878 for $52.80 with interest at 12% per annum from date. One on J. H. PETERS for $61.21 dated Jan. 22 1878 10% int. credited Apr. 6th 1878 $20.00, May 6 1878 $10.00 Apr. 10 1879 $10.00. One note on R. H. PARKER Sept. 27 1877 for $15.50 int. at 12%. One on J. L. FAIRES dated January 25 1878 for $17.00 int. 12%. One on R. M. SCOTT dated May 21st 1877 for $22.38. One on A. ENLOE bal. on old note for $27.25 dated Nov. 12 1879 int. at 10% per annum.

Your reporter asks for same relief as prayed for in said original final report.


GEO. A. WILSON Admr. of the

Estate of GEO. WATTS decd.


Sworn to and subscribed before me Sep. 18 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dpy.


Filed Sept. 20 1880.

J. M. Benge clerk



[margin note: “Order on Final Report”]


Estate of ELDORA HUNTER, a Minor


JOHN COX Gdn.

vs. Sept. 20th 1880

Est. ELDORA HUNTER Minor Now on this day came on to be heard the final report of JOHN COX Guardian of ELDORA HUNTER a minor and it appearing that due notice thereof had been given and said report being full examined and found in all things correct it is ordered that the same be approved. And that said guardian upon the payment of the balance of the Court Costs, and upon his turning over to his said ward all the money and property belonging to her estate and filing vouchers therefor be discharged from his trust.




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[margin note: “Final Report”]


Estate of ELDORA HUNTER a minor

In Collin County District Court September term A.D. 1880.

JOHN COX guardian of the person & estate of ELDORA HUNTER now ELDORA COTNER begs leave to submit this as his final report in said estate. He shows that his said ward on or about the 25th day of July 1880 intermarried with CHARLES COTER (COTNER?) and they both reside in Collin County Texas. Your reporter states that there is now in his hands the property of said ward a tract of fifty four acres of land in the SYLESTER WILLIAMS survey, the said tract of land being the land that was willed to said ELDORA (blurred) her mother SUSAN J. STIMPSON. And also a tract of 12 ½ acres in the A. RUSSELL survey that was given his ward by N. B. JONETT and others.

Your reporter states that his report filed Aug. 188 1880 showed that he had in his hands money of said ward the sum of $57.42. He states that he has received the following amounts since the filing said report to wit: For rent of land for 1879 $100.00.

From W. C. HARTISS part of note Apr. 11th 1880 $ 10.50

From W. C. HARTISS part of note Nov 22/79 20.00

From W. C. HARTISS part of note March 27/80 25.00

From W. C. HARTISS part of note Apr. 12/80 35.00

Total amt. rect. $190.50


This amt. added to amt. of money in hands of reporter at last report ($33.42)

makes $227.92

but he states that he had paid out the following sums of money to wit

Voucher No. 1 money pd. ward & goods furnished her $54.75

Voucher No. 2 bill at Ardinger’s $10.90

Voucher No. 3 bill at Blake & co. 2.11

Voucher No. 4 Taxes 4.40

Amt. pd. Aston dry goods 3.00

Amt. pd. Jenkins & Muse Voucher 5 20.00

Amt of 4 mos. board while at school 15.00

Voucher No. 5 20.00

$110.19

This amt. subtracted from amt. recd. & on hand would leave $117.75


Now in his hands belonging to said ward: but he states that he has never charged any commission on the moneys he had recd. or paid out and that he is entitled to the following commissions to wit.


To 5% com. on amt. recd.

$128.00

Report filed Oct 2nd 1875

$ 6.40

To 5% com. on amt. pd. out

($18.00)

Report filed Oct. 2nd 1875

.90

To 5% com. on amt. recd.

($121.25)

Report filed Oct. 7 1877

6.06

To 5% com. on amt. pd. out

($159.00)

Report filed Oct. 7 1877

7.95

To 5% com. on amt. recd.

($185.00)

Report filed Aug. 11 1879

9.25

To 5% com. on amt. pd. out

($218.48)

Report filed Aug. 11 1879

10.92

To 5% com. on amt. recd.

($190.50)

this Report

9.52

To 5% com. on amt. pd. out

($110.19)

this Report

5.50

Total amt. com[mission]

$56.50



And this amt. $56.50 deducted from 117.73 leaves $61.23 now in his hands belonging to said ward; and he states that at the instance of his said ward he loaned J. R. COOK $15.25 and took his note for the same on the 4th day of Jan. 1878 with 10% interest. That this note is still unpaid. And that the interest on the HARLESS note is still unpaid amounting to about 40 or 50 dollars. That these two notes, the tracts of land herein before mentioned and the sum of money, sixty one & 23/100 dollars is all the property now in hands of report belonging to said ward.

Your reporter shows that there is [sic] still some Court costs to be paid out of this estate, that he does not know the exact amt.




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He asks in conclusion that this report be rec’d. and confirmed that he be discharged from the Guardianship of said ward & for such other relief as to the Court may seem right & proper


JOHN COX


Sworn to & subscribed before me this Aug. 13th 1880.

J. M. Benge Clk.

County Court Collin Co. Texas


[margin note: “Acceptance of Service”]


We hereby accept service on the report of JNO. COX guardian of ELDORA HUNTER, waive any publication of the same or the publication of any notice thereon. Agree that report may be acted upon at the September term 1880 of Collin County Court and agree that said COX may be discharged from his guardianship on said estate when he pays over to us the amt. due us in money after paying Court costs & when he turned he turns over to us the note on J. R. COOK & W. C. HARLESS and the land as mentioned in the report hereto attached.

Aug. 14th 1880. signature C. T. COBNER (COTNER?)

ELDORA COBNER


Filed Aug. 20th 1880.

J. M. Benge clk.

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.



Est. Z. C. BALLEU Decd.


H. L. & Z. T. BALLEU

vs. Application for Probate of will

Est. Z. C. BALLEU Decd. Sept. 29th

This day this cause is continued for service.



[margin note: “Order on Exhibit + Final Report Cls (?) WSG”]


Estate of W. S. GRAHAM minor heir D. D. GRAHAM


E. HOUGHTON Gdn.

vs. Sept. 20th

Est. Minor heirs D. D. GRAHAM

Now on this day came on to be heard the exhibit and report of E. HOUGHTON Guardian of the estates of the minor heirs of D. D. GRAHAM decd. And the same being examined and found in all things correct it is ordered that said report be in all things approved and that it be approved as a final report as to W. S. GRAHAM and the said guardian be discharged from his trust as to said ward.


[margin note: “Report”]


E. HOUGHTON guardian of Estates

Of minor heirs of D. D. GRAHAM Begs leave to make the following amended exhibit of said estate & prays that the same be taken as a final report of the estate of W. S. GRAHAM




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who has arrived at the age of twenty one years.


Recd. Rent 1870 $125.03

Furnished W. S. G. Ex. A $ 54.28

Cr. By $20.83 5/6

Due Reporter $33.45

Furnished J. L. T. Ex. B $ 51.55

Cr. By $20.83 5/6

Due Reporter $30.72

Furnished NANNIE G. Ex. C $ 36.17

Cr. By $20.83 5/6

Due reporter $ 15.34 Furnished H. G. Ex. D $ 38.29

Cr. By $20.83 5/6

Due minor $18.33

Furnished S. H. G. Ex. D. [sic] [brot. over 2.50] 2.50

Furnished A. Y. G. Ex. E $ 29.47 Cr. By $20.83 5/6

Due reporter $ 8.64



Recapitulation


Recd. $125.08

Paid out $212.26

Over paid $87.23



Due S. H. GRAHAM & in hands of guardian $18.33

Deduct $18.33 fr[om] $125.03 leaves to other $106.70

Deduct this amount $106.70 fr. $212.26 amt. paid & we have due guardian $105.56


Due Guardian


W. S. G. $33.45

J. L. T. G. $30.72

NANNIE G. 15.34

H. D. G. 17.46

A. Y. G. 8.64

$105.61


EUGENE HOUGHTON Guardian

Minor heirs of D. D. GRAHAM


Sworn to before me Sept. 20 1880

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



[margin note: “Acceptance of Service”]


I, W. S. GRAHAM accept service on the within & waive time & issuance of process.

W. S. GRAHAM


Filed Sept. 20th 1880 J. M. Benge clerk




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[margin note: “Report of Sale of Land”]


Estate of E. P. HOWARD decd.


Now comes IRA P. HOWARD administrator in above estate and begs leave to submit the following as his report of the sale of the lands of said estate as ordered to be sold at the last term of this court. He shows that on Tuesday the 6th of July 1880 in obedience to an order of this Court made at its last term he proceeded to sell at public outcry at the Court house door in the town of McKinney Texas the following described property to wit: 200 acres out of D. M CRUTHCHFIELD & JOE CRUTCHFIELD, 110 acres in the first named survey & 97 acres in the last named survey to GEO A. WILSON for 4 dollars per acre upon the terms as set forth in said order and 40 acres out of South East corner D. M. CRUTCHFIELD survey to WHITFIELD KERR for six & 05/100 dollars per acre; 10 acres out of South West corner of D. M. CRUTCHFIELD survey to JOHN B. HOWARD for 3 dollars per acre and 40 acres on East boundary line of D. M. CRUTCHFIELD survey to GEO. A WILSON for two 30/100 dollars per acre.

Your reporter states as a reason why he sold the lands in different parcels was because he thought the same might be sold for more in that way than any other. He refers to the order authorizing him to sell the land for a more particular description thereof. He further states that said land was sold in strict conformity to the order of his Court as to the terms of sale and place of sale. He further states that he does not believe that the land has been sold for a fair price. Wherefore he asks that said sale be disapproved and that the same be ordered sold again.

IRA P. HOWARD


Sworn to & subscribed before me this 23rd of July 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk Co. Court Collin Co. Texas


Filed July 23rd 1880.

J. M. Benge clk.


[margin note: “Application for sale of Land”]



Estate M. W. ALLEN Decd.


HOSEA PARVIN In the County Court Septr. Term A. D. 1880

vs. To the Hon. County Court of Collin County sitting

Estate M. W. ALLEN as a court of probate.

Your petitioner HOSEA PARVIN citizen of Collin County would respectfully represent that he is a creditor of M. W. ALLEN deceased, that he is the holder of a claim against the estate of said ALLEN which is secured by mortgage; and that said claim has been regularly allowed and approved in accordance with the requirements of law. That said claim is a note dated the 4th day of April 1871 payable 12 month[s] after date in the sum of five hundred dollars signed M. W. ALLEN & payable to HOSEA PRAVIN or bearer with 12% int[erest] from date. Said claim is duly authenticated the 2nd day of August 1875, was allowed…




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August 4 1875 and approved Aug. 20, 1875; credited with all the interest due & accrued to the 11th day of April 1874.

That petitioner has received on said claim from the Administratrix on the 23rd day of September 1875 the sum of Two hundred eighty dollars which is a credit on said claim. That it now appears that said estate has no funds and is not likely to have any out of which petitioner can receive any further satisfaction of his claim. Petitioner says his claim is on file in this Court attached to the mortgage referred to marked “Exhibit A” containing a full description of the land by which said claim is secured.

The premises considered petitioner asks the Court for an order decreeing (?) the sale of the land described in said mortgage for the satisfaction of his claim and that citation and notice be given as required by law.

HOSEA PARVIN

By his attorney R. De Armond


We hereby accept service on the within & waive notice. Sept. 20 1880.

Throckmorton Brown & Bro.

Attys. for Admrx.


Filed Sept. 18th 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk C. C. C. C. Texas


HOSEA PARVIN

vs. Sept. 20th

Est. M. W. ALLEN Decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the application of HOSEA PARVIN a creditor of the Estate of M. W. ALLEN decd. for the sale of certain lands belonging to said estate for the satisfaction of a claim secured by mortgage in said lands in favor of said PARVIN. And the said PARVIN as also V. H. ALLEN administratrix of said M. W. ALLEN’s estate both appearing in Court by their respective attorneys; and the matters and things concerning said application being submitted to and fully understood by the Court it is ordered adjudged and decreed that the Administratrix V. H. ALLEN proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest bidder at the time and place and within the hours prescribed by law after giving legal notice thereof on a credit of six month[s] the lands referred to in said PARVIN’s application, a full description of which is in the records of this estate. That she take note or notes therefor with mortgage on the land so sold in the manner and form prescribed by law. That she make report of her action to the next term of this Court. It is further ordered that the proceeds of such sale be applied in such manner as shall hereafter be determined by this Court.


Ordered that Court adjourn till Tuesday morning 8 o’clock.


Tuesday morning Sept. 21st.

Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present & presiding officers as on yesterday.




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[margin note: “Order”]



Estate of ELISHA STRIPLING deceased


A.B. BOYD admr. Sept. 21st

vs. Inventory appraisement

Est. ELISHA STRILPLING Now on this day comes the administrator and presents his Inventory of said Estate together with the appraisement of the same. Which being examined and fully understood by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.



[margin note: “Inventory &c.”



State of Texas

Collin County To the honorable T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County. The undersigned appointed to appraise the real & personal estate of ELISHA STRIPLING deceased late of Collin County and having had the same pointed out to us by A. B. BOYD the administrator of said estate would beg to make the following report.


1st tract in H. WALTER survey at $20 per acre $1200

2nd tract 100 acres in E. B. REED survey at $10 per acre 1000

Total Real Estate $2200


Personal Property


3 head of horses

$145.00

10 head of cattle

90.00

7 head of hogs

23.00

2 stoves

29.00

3 bedsteads

20.00

1 table

01.50

Chairs

03.50

Bed clothing & mattresses

60.00

Knives forks & spoons

01.00

over

$373.00 $2200.00

Total Real Estate

$2200.00

Personal property over

$373.00

1 wagon

25.00

1 plow

05.00

Plow gears

05.00

1 clock

12.00 47.00

Total personal property

$420,00

Total real property & personal

$2620.00


We the undersigned commissioners as aforesaid do solemnly swear that the foregoing is a correct inventory and appraisement of the said estate as shown to us.

JOHN M. COPE

JOHN Y. BOWEN


Sworn to by the subscribers before me this 13th day of August 1880.

W. H. Brummett J. P. Collin County Texas



A.B. BOYD admr. of In County Court of Collin County

Estate of ELISHA STRIPLING decd. September Term A. D. 1880.

A.B. BOYD would represent to the Court that the following is a true & correct list of the claims due to the estate of ELISHA





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STRIPLING decd.


Promissory note due by W. (?) J. GUESS dated 12 day of March 1879 (?) due

25 Dec.1880 day of January A. D. 1881 at 10 percent per annum interest $237.50


Account due by WILLIAM MONTGOMERY for provisions advanced him during

Present year due when present crop is harvested (about Nov. 1880) 44.70


Cash due by A. B. BOYD the admr. due Jany. 1881 with 10%int. $100.00

MOOD (?) BLUE owes 16 bushels corn at 65 cts. 11.60

SARAH STRIPLING wife of decd. money on hand at death of Decd.

and used by her 25.00

Cash due by A. B. MASON due about Novr. 1879 legal int. 2.50

Total claims $421.30


That the attached Inventory and this list are a full & complete Inventory & list of the property & claims of the estate of ELISHA STRIPLING which have come to his knowledge up to 17th August A. D. 1880. That when deceased’s first wife died decd. was possessed of the 100 acres of land in Inventory valued at $1000.00 also 57 ½ acres of land worth about $475.00 which was the common property of decd. & his said first wife. Decd. afterwards married his second wife who survives him & during said marriage sold the said 57 ½ acres of land & afterwards purchased the sixty acres mentioned in Inventory & valued at $1200.00. At the death of the said first wife she was possessed of separate property of the value of about $93.00 & decd. & she possessed in common at her death personal property of the value of about $320.00 all of which were used & enjoyed by deceased since the death of his said first wife which occurred on or about the 8th day of September A. D. 1870 without filing bond or rendering any account of same. Which property remains after satisfying the claims of the children of the first wife if any will be the common property of Decd. and his surviving wife but the amount this administrator is unable to state.


A.B. BOYD

Administration of the Estate of ELISHA STRIPLING Decd.


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11th day of Sept. A. D. 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk

County Court Collin Co. Texas



[margin note: “Order for sale Per. Propty.”]



A.B. BOYD admr. Sept. 21st 1880

vs. Application for sale personal property

Estate ELISHA STRIPLING Decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the

application of A. B. BOYD admr. for the sale of the following described personal property belonging to the estate of E. STRIPLING decd.: 3 head of horses,10 head of cattle, 7 head of hogs, 2 stoves, 3 bedsteads, 1 table, __ chairs, bed clothing & mattresses, Knives forks & spoons, 1 wagon, plow & plow gears & 1 clock. Which said application being fully considered, it is ordered that the same be granted. And that the said Administrator proceed to sell said property at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash—except where the amount of any one purchaser at said sale exceeds $5.00, it may be on a credit of three months said administrator taking note with good and sufficient security. That legal notice of the time & place of such sale be given by said Administrator…




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Ordered that Court adjourn until till Morning 9 o’clock.


Monday Sept 22nd 9 o’clock A. M. Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present & presiding officers as on yesterday.


Estate Minor heirs J. M. & S. E. GATES Decd.


GEO. HUEY Guard. et. al.

vs. Sep. 22nd

W. C. PARKER [sic] et. al. Now on this day came on the above entitled cause to be heard, and it appearing to the Court that the following named minors to wit: SARAH E., JAMES t., JULIA A. & ROBERT L. GATES, and also L. A. VINCENT & M. J. ENGLAND who are joined by their husbands GEO. VINCENT & A. ENGLAND are the children and heirs at law of J. M. & S. E. GATES decd. and that GEO. HUEY is the guardian of the persons and estates of said minors. And it further appearing to the Court that the following real estate & personal property money &c. is the community property of the said J. M. & SARAH E. GATES decd. to wit: Real Estate


First tract situated in Collin County part of 296 acres made in the name of MARTIN HEARN. Beginning 4 chs. 85 lks. E of the SW corner thereof Thence 22.60 chs. a post. Thence West 19.40 chs. to the Beginning containing 44 acres.


Second tract. In same County part of 344 acres in the name of MARTIN HEARN. Beginning at the SE cor. thereof Thence N 699 73/100 Varas (?) Thence W 950 vrs. Thence S 699 73/100 vrs. Thence E 950 vrs. to the Beginning. Containing 117 acres less 14 acres of the S W cor. thereof sold to JOHN W. WHISENANT by R. B. WHISENANT Aug. 17 1868.


Third tract part of 296 acres in name of same grantee in same County. Beginning at S E corner of Lot No. 4 as shown and described in report of commissioners partitioning land of MARTIN HEARN decd. among his heirs made by the County Court of Collin County Thence W. 814 3/10 vrs. to the S W cor. of said Lot. Thence S 178 3/10vrs. a post in the S B line of said original survey Thence 814 3/10 vrs. a post in the S B line of said original survey Thence E 814 3/10 vrs. to the S E cor. thereof. Thence N 178 3/10 to the place of Beginning. Containing 28 acres.


Also another tract part of same survey & being Lot No. 4 at the same is known & described in the partition of said estate. Beginning at the S E cor. of Lot No. 3 as known in said partition Thence W 814 3/10 vrs. to the S W cor. of said Lot No. 3. Thence S 178 2/10 vrs. Thence E 814 3/10 vrs. Thence N 178 2/10 vrs to the Beginning. Containing 28 acres.


Also an undivided one eighth interest in the following described tract of land, being part of same survey Beginning at the S W corner of said survey Thence East with the S. B. line of the same 920 vrs. to the S. W. cor. of Lot No. 5 as known and described in the decree of partition aforesaid. Thence North 535 vrs…




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to the N W corner of said Lot No. 3. Thence E 814 3/10 vrs. to the NE cor. of said Lot No. 3. Thence North 158 15/100 vrs to S E cor. Lot No. 1. Thence W 1117 vrs. to the S W cor. Lot No. 1. Thence S 115 15/100 vrs. to the S E corner of Lot No. 3. Thence W 617 76/100 to a post in the WB line of said original survey. Thence S 535 vrs. to the Beginning. Containing 117 acres.


Also the following part of the MARTIN HEARN survey. Beginning at the S E cor. of Lot No. 3 as described in the decree of the County Court of said county partitioning said land. Thence N 22 60/10 chs. to the NE cor. thereof Thence E 4 85/100 chains a post Thence S 22 60/100 chs. a pose. Thence West 4 85/100 chains to the Beginning. Containing 11 acres. Described as Lot No. 4.


Also tract Beginning 90 lks. W of the NE corner of Lot No. 5 as described in said decree. Thence W 5 85/100 chains to SE cor. Lot No. 6 Thence North 6 60/100 chains to the Beginning. Containing 3 ¾ [acres].


Also a part of 344 acres made for said MARTIN HEARN being the same tract set apart to Wm. SIDWELL by the Dist. Court of Collin co. at its Dec. term 1875 in Wm. JOICE et al v.—JOICE et al.

Beginning at SE cor. Lot No. 2 Thence N 22 60/100 chains to the NE cor. thereof Thence E 4 85/100 a post Thence S 22 66/100 chains a post Thence W 4 85/100 chains to the Beginning containing 11 acres.


Also the following tract set apart to Wm. SIDWELL in same decree & part of same survey. Beginning at the SE cor. Lot No. 8. Thence North 6 60/100 chains to the NE cor. thereof Thence East 5 85/100 chains a post. Thence S 6 69/100 chains a post. Thence West 5 85/100 chains to the Beginning containing 3 ¾ acres of land.


Also the following described tract of land part of the THOS. CHAMBERS survey in said County Beginning at the NE cor. of fifty acres sold to JAMES GALLAGHER by M. ASHLOCK Oct 11 1856 from which an ash 18 in. in dia. brs. S 33 W 16/10 vrs & a bois d’arc 26 in. in dia. brs. S 78° E 2 vrs. Thence South 175 varas to a post from which a hackberry 8 in. in dia. brs. N 63° # 2 3/10 vrs. Thence West 806 ½ vrs. to a post from which a bois d’arc 18 in. in dia. brs N 72 E 3 vrs. & an ash 17 in. dia. brs. W 8 vrs. Thence North 175 brs. To a post from which a hackberry 5 in. in dia. brs. S 80° E 1 5/10 vrs. Thence East 806 ½ vrs. to the Beginning. Containing 25 acres.


Personal Property: One bay horse mule 10 years old. One bay horse mule 3 years old. One bay mare mule 2 yrs. old. One bay horse 5 yrs. old. 13 head of stock cattle. 14 head of hogs. Household & Kitchen furniture. One wagon and harness. Farming implements. ½ interest in sorghum mill.


Notes & Accounts: One note drawn by W. D. BERRY in favor of OGLESBY KIRKPATRICK & Co. for the sum of $620.00. Dated Dec. 12th 1876 due Jany. 1st 1878 with interest at 12% per annum from date credited April 11 1878 by $125.00 & by $15.00 Dec. 12 1877. One note for the sum of $126.60 drawn by M. T. HEALY, W. C. BRINSON & T. J. HEALY dated Jany. 1st 1876 in favor of J. M. GATES due Jany. 1st 1877. Int. 12% after due. Credited by $50.00 Dec. 1st 1877.




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One note for the sum of $150.00 drawn by E. B. HUDSON & J. B. ENGLAND dated Aug. 1st 1877 due Nov. 1 1877 in favor of J. M. GATES. Int. 10% from July 1 1877. Credited Dec. 1 1877 $40.00. May 1 1879 $5.00. One note for the sum of $150.00 drawn by S. COFFEY & H. E. REXROAD in favor of J. M. GATES dated Oct. 22 1877 due Dec. 25 1878. Interest 1% per month from date. Credited Feby. 1st 1879 $19.00. One note for the sum of $39.00 drawn by C. J. RAIL & J. UPTON in favor of J.M. GATES dated Jany. 11 1877 due Oct. 15 1877. No interest specified with privilege of paying $15.00 in work. One due bill for the sum of $55.00 signed by J. T. BERRY in favor of J. M. GATES dated Feby. 11 1877 int. 12% per annum from Nov. 8th 1876. Credited Nov. 8th 1878 $25.00.


Also the sum of $783.34 dollars realized from sale of cotton and corn community property of said decd. parties. Also a note for $65.00 on I. N. THOMAS & $45.00 of a $90.00 note on L. B. MARSALIS returned on Inventory as community property of Decd. and L. B. GATES his widow, and the aforesaid heirs are entitled and have title to ½ half thereof.


It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed that said property be partitioned and divided and that one half thereof be set apart to said heirs according to quality quantity & value. And that T. B. WILSON, ELI HOGUE, C. A. McMILLEN & Wm. MURPHY be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to make said partition. That they subdivide said one half giving to GEORGE HUGHEY guardian of SARAH E. JAMES T., JULIA A., & ROBT. L. GATES two thirds thereof and the remaining one third to be by them equally divided between L. A. VINCENT & M. J. ENGLAND.


And it further appearing to the Court that the said L. A. VINCENT has received from J. M. GATES the sum of $337.00 as an advancement upon her interest in the said Estate of SARAH E. GATES Decd. And that the said M. J. ENGLAND has received the sum of $196.00 as an advancement on her interest in said estate. It is therefore ordered that the commissioners set apart to the aforesaid GEO. HUGHEY Guardian as aforesaid a sufficiency of money or property out of said estate to make his said wards equal in the estate of their mother with the said L. A. VINCENT & M. J. ENGLAND. And further that they make report to the next term of this Court.

It is further ordered that L. B. GATES be not charged with the sum of 300$ charged against her by the heirs of S. E. GATES in their application.



[margin note: “Bond”]



Estate of FELIX GOODWIN Minor


JOS. W. BAINES Gdrn. Sept. 22nd

vs. Now on this day comes JOS. W. BAINES

Est. FELIX GOODWIN Minor and files his bond as guardian of the person

and estate of FELIX GOODWIN a minor. Which said bond being examined is approved by the Court and ordered to be recorded.


State of Texas Know all men by these here presents [sic] that we JOS. W. BAINES

Collin Co. as principal and (blank and blank) as sureties are held and firmly…




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bound unto the County Judge of County of Collin and said State and his successors in office in the sum of two thousand dollars. Conditioned that the said JOS. W. BAINES will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and estate of FELIX GOODWIN a minor.

Witness our hands this 22nd day of Sept 1880.

JOS. W. BAINES

Filed September 22nd 1880. HENRY A. FUICH

J. M. Benge J. A. L. WOLFE

Clerk G. W. CAIN



I JOS. W. BAINES guardian of the person and estate of FELIX GOODWIN a minor do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of said minor.


JOS. W. BAINES


Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 22 day of Sept. 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk



Estate of JOHN GOODWIN a minor


JOS. W. BAINES Sept. 22 1880

vs. Now on this day comes JOS. W. BAINES and files his

Est. JOHN GOODWIN minor bond as guardian of the person & estate of JOHN GOODWIN a minor. And the same being examined by the Court it is ordered to be approved and recorded.


State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that we JOS. W. BAINES as

Collin County principal and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of the County of Collin and said State and his successors in office in the sum of two thousand dollars. Conditioned that the said JOS. W. BAINES will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and estate of JOHN GOODWIN a minor.

Witness our hands this 22nd day of Sept. 1880.

JOS. W. BAINES

Filed Sept. 22nd 1880. HENRY A. FUICH

J. M. Benge J. A. L. WOLFE

Clerk G. W. CAIN



I JOS. W. BAINES guardian of the person and estate of JOHN GOODWIN a minor do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of said minor.


JOS. W. BAINES


Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 22 day of Sept. 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk



Estate of OLIVER GOODWIN a minor


JOS. W. BAINES Sept. 22 1880

vs. Now on this day comes JOS. W. BAINES and files his

Est. OLIVER GOODWIN minor bond as guardian of the person & estate of OLIVER GOODWIN a minor. And the same being examined by the Court it is ordered to be approved and recorded.



State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that we JOS. W. BAINES as

Collin County principal and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of the County of Collin and said State and his successors in office in the sum of two thousand dollars. Conditioned that the said JOS. W. BAINES will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the person and estate of OLIVER GOODWIN a minor.

Witness our hands this 22nd day of Sept. 1880.

JOS. W. BAINES

HENRY A. FUICH

J. A. L. WOLFE

G. W. CAIN




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I JOS. W. BAINES guardian of the person and estate of OLIVER GOODWIN a minor do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of said minor.


JOS. W. BAINES


Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 22 day of Sept. 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk


Filed Sept. 22nd 1880.

J. M. Benge

Clerk



Estate of M. A. GOODWIN decd.


JOS. W. BAINES Gdn. Sept. 22

Ests. FELIX, JOHN & OLIVER GOODWIN Now on this day came on to be heard the

application of JOS. W. BAINES Guardian of the estate of FELIX, JOHN & OLIVER GOODWIN minors to set apart for the use and benefit of said estate of said minors the exempt property belonging to the estate of M. A. GOODWIN decd. and an allowance in lien of the exempt property not found in kind among the effects of said estate. And it appearing to the Court that said minor children of the said M. A. GOODWIN deceased are her surviving heirs it is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that the 160 acres of land in the G. F. LUCAS survey and twenty five acres of land in the (blank) survey, both situated in Collin County Texas the homestead of said M. A. GOODWIN valued at $2525.00. One La Belle wagon valued at $70.

One plowed valued at 4.00

One grindstone at 2.00

4 stands of Bees at 6.00

1 Bureau at 5.00

1 Bureau at 10.00

1 Table at 10.00

1 Lot books at 5.00

1 sausage mill & stuffer at 1.00

Kitchen & dining room furniture at 25.00

2 double shovels val. 6.00

2 log chains val. 4.00

1 Lot gear val. 5.00

10 chairs val. 2.00

1 clothes horse val. 1.00

1 Carpet val. 12.50

2 bedsteads val. 8.00

1 pot &c. val. 3.00

1 lot of old plows 1.00

1 Cassady plow 35.00

1 sewing machine 40.00

1 Bedsd. & Bedding 20.00

1 parlor set furniture 30.00

1 stove 6.00

1 lot tools 10.00

1 lounge 2.00

be set apart for the use and benefit of the said FELIX, JOHN & OLIVER GOODWIN minors and the same be stricken from the inventory of the administrator of said M. A. GOODWIN’s estate. And it further appearing to the Court that 3 cows & calves; two mules & five hogs returned on the inventory of the administrator of said M. A. GOODWIN estate have been sold in obedience to an order of this Court it is ordered adjudged and decreed that the said administrator pay over to the guardian of said minors FELIX JOHN & OLVER GOODWIN the amount realized from the sale of said exempt property, to wit: the sum of two hundred & forty five dollars as soon as the same is collect. And it further appearing to the Court that 2 cows & calves, two yoke of oxen, 1 carriage or buggy one gun, 15 hogs & 20 head of sheep are not among the effects of the estate of said M. A. GOODWIN deceased. It is ordered adjudged & decreed by the Court that an allowance of two hundred dollars is hereby granted to the said FELIX, JOHN & OLIVER GOODWIN minors in lieu thereof. And the administrator of the said….




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M. A. GOODWIN is directed to pay over to the Guardian of said minor said allowance out of the funds in his hands and the moneys first collected by him.



[margin note:”Order for Sale Pe[rsonal] Prop[erty”]



Estate of FELIX, JOHN & OLIVER GOODWIN minors



JOS. W. BAINES Gdn. Sept. 22nd

vs. Now on this day came on to be heard the

Ests. of F. J. & O. GOODWIN minors application of JOS. W. BAINES guardian

of the estates of FELIX, JOHN & OLIVER GOODWIN minors for the sale of the personal property belonging to said estates and to rent the farm set apart for the use and benefit of said minors. And it appearing to the Court that the property is liable to perish waste & deteriorate in value it is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed that said guardian be and he is hereby directed to sell the following described property belonging to said estate to wit: 1 La Belle wagon, 1 plow, 2 double shovels, 1 lot old plows, 1 grindstone, 2 log chains, 1 cassady plow, 4 stands bees, 1 Lot gear, 1 singer sewing machine, 1 Bureau, 10 chairs, 1 bedstead & bedding, 1 Bureau, 1 clothes horse, 1 parlor set furniture, 1 table, 1 carpet, 1 stove, 1 lot books, 1 surveyor’s chain, 1 lot tools, 1 sausage mill & stuffer, 2 bedsteads, 1 lounge, Kitchen & dining room furniture, 1 pot &c. And it further appearing to the Court that the homestead set apart to said minors comprises a farm and that the best interest of the estate will be subserved [sic] by renting the same it is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that the said guardian be & he is hereby directed to rent the said farm for one year privately for the best price that can be obtained therefor taking good security for the payment of rent.



[margin note: “Allowance to Widow”]


Estate of J. M. GATES Decd.


L. B. GATES sur. widow Sept. 22

vs. Application for allowance

Est. J. M. GATES decd. W. C. PARKER admr.

Now on this day came on to be heard the application of LULU B. GATES surviving wife of J. M. GATES for an allowance out of said estate for one year’s support of said widow and the minor children and the same being considered and fully understood by the Court it is ordered that the sum of Five Hundred Dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated out of said estate as such allowance. And that the administrator of the said estate pay to said widow said sum of Five Hundred Dollars out of the funds in his hands belonging to said estate & if there be not sufficient amount in his hands than out of the first coming into his hands.



Estate of F. E. McKINNEY Decd.


R. C. WHITE Admr. Sept. 22nd

Estate F. E. McKINNEY decd. Now on this day comes R. C. WHITE and files his bond as administrator of the Estate of F. E. McKINNEY decd. And the same being examined by the Court it is ordered that it be approved and recorded.




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[margin note: “Bond”]


State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that we R. C. WHITE

Collin County as principal and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound

unto the County Judged of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of two thousand dollars ($2000) Conditioned that the above bounden R. C. WHITE who has been appointed administrator of the Estate of FRANCIS E. McKINNEY decd. by T. C. Goodner Judge of Collin County at the September term 1880 of the County Court of said County and the said R. C. WHITE shall do and perform all the duties required of him under said appointment.

This 20th day of September 1880.

R. C. WHITE

GEO. A. WILSON

J. H. JENKINS


State of Texas

Collin County

I, R. C. WHITE, do solemnly swear that F. E. McKINNEY deceased, died without leaving a lawful will so far as I know or believe. And that I will well and truly do and perform all the duties of Administrator of the estate of said deceased incumbent upon me. September 22, 1880.

R. C. WHITE

Sworn to before me this Sept. 22 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk Co. Court

Collin Co. Texas


Filed Sept. 22 1880. J. M. Benge clerk



R. C. WHITE admr. Sept. 22nd

Est. F. E. McKINNEY decd. On this day it is ordered that F. J. CLOYD, J. E. BARKLEY and H. C. HERNDON be and they are hereby appointed appraisers to value the property belonging to the Estate of J. E. McKINNEY Dec




W. B. WEST & H. J. WEST Sep. 22

vs.

W. A. D. JONES Gdn. Now on this day this cause is continued by operation of law.



Ordered that Court adjourn till Thursday morning 9 o’c.

Thursday 9 o’clock A. M. Court met pursuant to adjournment, present and presiding officers of Court as heretofore.

Ordered that Court adjourn till Friday morning 9 o’clock.

Friday 9 o’clock A. M. Court met pursuant to adjournment, present and presiding officers of Court as heretofore.


[margin note: “Appltn. For Probate Will”]



Estate of WILKINSON FLETCHER Decd.


State of Texas In Collin County Court September Term 1880.

Collin County To the County Court of Collin County Texas.

EMILY FLETCHER who lives in Collin County Texas would show…




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that on the 2nd day of August 1880 WILKINSON FLETCHER departed this life at his residence in Collin County Texas leaving as your petitioner believes a valid and subsisting written will in which will your applicant was name executrix. That said decedent at the time of his death was seized and possessed of real and personal property of the probable value of One thousand dollars. Your applicant further states that she is not disqualified from accepting letters testamentary on the estate of said decedent.

Wherefore she asks that the notice required by law be given of the filing of this application. That on the final hearing hereof letters testamentary be granted this applicant and for such other and further relief as to the Court may [see] right and property.

Jenkins & Muse

Attys. for Applicant


Filed Aug. 20th 1880 J. M. Benge Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.



[margin note: “Citation”]


Probate Notice


The State of Texas County of Collin: In County Court

To the September Term 1880

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

The State of Texas to all persons interested in the Administration of the estate of WILKINSON FLETCHER Decd. EMILY FLETCHER has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for the probate of the last will and testament of WILKINSON FLETCHER which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in September 1880 at the Court house thereof in the City of McKinney at which time all persons interested may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

Herein fail not under penalty of the law and of this write make due return. Issued the 21st of August 1880.

Witness J. M. Benge clerk of said Court and the seal thereof at office in the City of

McKinney this 21st day of Aug. 1880.

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

Court of Collin County

By S. K. Rudolph D. C.


Sheriff’s Return

Came to hand the 21st day of August 1880 and execute same day by posting copies of the within in three public places in the County one of which was the Court house door.

Wms. Warden Sheriff

By J. W. Waddill D. S.



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

County of Collin FLETCHER of the County of Collin & State of Texas…




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being ill in health and of sound and disposing mind & memory do make and establish this my last will and testament.

And as to my worldly estate and all the property real personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my death I devise bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit:

First my will is that all my Just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executrix hereinafter named be paid out of my estate as soon after my death as shall by her be found convenient.

I give devise & bequeath to my son JOHN H. FLETCHER all the interest I have in the middle subdivision of quarter section No. 1 of Section No. 1 League No. 11 University lands of Collin Co. Also all my personal property consisting of horses & mules cattle & hogs farming implements & household furniture. Upon the expressed condition that he the said JOHN H. FLETCHER give to his mother EMILY FLETCHER a life time interest in all the property hereby given to him.

I give and bequeath to my other children Wm. C. FLETCHER, ELIZABETH GENTEY (?), JULIA A. INGRAM, DELILIA BUTLER & LAURA SIMS the sum of one dollar each in as much as they have each received a proportional share of property heretofore given.

And I lastly do nominate & appoint my wife EMILY FLETCHER to be the Executrix of this my last will & testament.

In testimony whereas I the said WILKINSON FLETCHER have to this my last will & testament subscribed my name this the sixth day of May One thousand eight hundred & seventy nine.

WILKINSON FLETCHER

Witness

W. C. HOLMES G. C. LONG


Filed Aug 20th 1880. J. M. Benge clk.

By S. K. Rudolph Dy.



[margin note: “Proof of Will”]



In the matter of the Estate In the County Court of Collin County Texas

of WILKINSON FLETCHER decd. September Term A. D. 1880

This day personally appeared before the undersigned authority G. C. LONG who after being by me duly sworn in open Court deposes and says That he and one W. C. HOLMES signed the instrument of writing dated the 6th day of May A. D. 1879 and filed in this Court on the 20th day of August 1880 by J. M. Benge clerk by S. K. Rudolph Deputy which purports to be the last will and testament of WILKINSON FLETCHER decd. as attesting witnesses thereto at the request of the said FLETCHER decd. That said WILKINSON FLETCHER decd. signed the said instrument in writing in the presence of affiant and in the presence of the said W. C. HOLMES. Affiant further says that the said FLETCHER was at the time of the signing of the instrument in writing aforesaid over the age of twenty one years and was of sound mind as affiant believes.

Affiant also states that he (affiant) and said W. C. HOLMES were each over the age of fourteen years when they signed…




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said instrument in writing as witnesses at the request of said WILKINSON FLETCHER.


G. C. LONG


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th day of September A.D. 1880 in open Court.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By S. K. Rudolph Dpty.


Filed Sept. 24th 1880 J. M. Benge

By S. K. Rudolph Dpty.


[margin note: “Probate of Will”]


EMILY FLETCHER Sept. 24th

vs.

Estate of WILKINSON FLETCHER decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the application of EMILY FLETCHER for the probate of the last will of WILKINSON FLETCHER decd. and for letters testamentary as Executrix thereof. It appearing to the Court that due notice of said application had been given in the manner prescribed by law, and upon the testimony of G. C. LONG one of the subscribing witnesses thereto it appearing that said will is the last will & testament of said WILKINSON FLETCHER decd. it is ordered adjudged and decreed that said will with all its provisions and conditions be and the same is hereby in all things confirmed and established as the last will and testament of said WILKINSON FLETCHER deceased. And that EMILY FLETCHER the Executrix names in said will have letters testamentary issued to her upon her entering into bond with good and sufficient security Conditioned as the law requires in the sum of One thousand two hundred dollars.

And that G. C. LONG, B. W. HAMPTON & HENRY YATES be and they are hereby appointed to appraise the property of said estate.



Estate of GEO. WATTS Decd.


GEO. A. WILSON admr. Sept. 25 1880

vs. Now on this day comes the Commissioners

Estate GEO. WATTS Decd. heretofore appointed by this Court to make partition of said estate among the heirs thereof and file the following report.

Estate of GEO. WATTS decd. We the undersigned who were appointed at the present term of the County Court of Collin County Texas to make partition of the property between the heirs of GEO. WATTS decd. beg leave to submit the following report of our action in said matter:

To the surviving widow of the said GEO. WATTS decd. we have set apart the following described property to wit part of Lot No. 30 Block No. 4 as marked and designated upon the map or plan of the town of McKinney Collin Co. Texas which said fraction of a Lot was conveyed on the 16th day of September A. D. 1871 by LEWIS WETSEL to said GEO. WATTS decd. and Beginning at the North East corner of said Lot No. 30 Thence South with the East line thereof 16 feet. Thence West 80 feet to West Line of said Lot. Thence North 16 feet North West corner thereof. Thence East 80 feet with the North line thereof to the place of beginning.

Also the following described tract of land—a part of a tract of 9 ½…




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acre conveyed on the 28th (?) day of November A. D. 1874 by F. W. BROWN and wife and S. E. BAKER and her husband to the said GEO. WATTS decd. a part of a survey of 3129 acres of land made in the name of WILLIAM DAVIS about one half mile North of the town of McKinney. Beginning at the South East corner of said 9 ½ acres tract. Thence West 164 ½ (?) feet the South East corner of 1 ¼ acres owned by THOS. RYUN. Thence North 792 2/10 feet a stake the North East corner of a one acre tract sold to J. C. PAYNE. Thence West 365 feet said PAYNE’s North West corner. Thence North (10) ten feet a stake the North West corner of said 9 ½ acres tract. Thence East 529 ½ feet a post the North East corner said 9 ½ acre tracts. Thence South 802 2/10 feet to the place of beginning Containing 3 acres of land be the same more or less.

Also one share in the McKinney Academy. And a note of J. LEE FARRIS for $700 & unpaid interest. One note on A. ENLOE for $27.28 date Nov. 12 1879 int. 10% per annum. One note on R. H. PARKER dated Sept. 27th 1877 for $15.50/100 int. at 12% per annum. One note on R. M. SCOTT dated May 21st 1877 for $22.83/100 int. at 12% per annum. Together with all accounts for beef &c. as per a/c book now in possession of Administrator of this estate. All of which we value at $648.35

And cash 129.00

Total set apart to the widow $777.35


We find after careful valuation of all property submitted to us for division among the heirs of said WATTS decd. that the said ELLEN BRADSHAW having received $500 as stated in order of Court. We find said amount of $500 a full payment and satisfaction of her claim against the said estate of GEO. WATTS decd.


To the minor GEO. WATTS we have set apart the following described tract of land a part of the above described 9 ½ acre tract Situated about one half mile North of McKinney a part of 3129 acre survey made in the name of Wm. DAVIS and Beginning at post the South West corner of said 9 ½ acres tract. Thence North 231 ½ feet a stake the South West corner of a one acre tract sold by the said GEO. WATTS decd. to CHARLES KNOTT. Thence East 106 ½ feet a stake in the West line of the McKinney and Bonham road. Thence South with said West line 231 ½ feet a stake in said West line. Thence West 106 ½ feet to the point of commencement Containing 24639 square feet of land which we have valued at $100.00

And cash 11.05

Total set apart to GEO. WATTS $111.05


To JANE WATTS we have set apart the following described tract of land a part of said 9 ½ acre tract as above described Situated about one half mile North of McKinney a part of the Wm. DAVIS survey and Beginning at a stake the South West corner of a one acre tract a part of said 9 ½ acre tract sold to J. C. PAYNE. Thence South 85 ½ feet a stake…




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the North West corner of a one acre tract sold to ELI COUSINEAU. Thence East 365 feet said COUSINEAU’s North East corner. Thence North 85 ½ feet a post the South East corner said J. C. PAYNE’s one acre tract. Thence West 365 to the place of beginning three fourths (3/4) of an acre of land.

Valued at $100.00

Cash 11.5/100

Total set apart to JANE WATTS 111.05


To MARTHA WATTS and LAURA WATTS Jointly we have set apart the following described property: One Note for $135.00 dated April 22nd 1876 due one year after date int. 12% per annum from date signed by CHAS. & C. E. OBENCHAIN and credits thereon valued at $163.00

And cash 59.10

Total set apart to MARTHA WATTS & LAURA WATTS Jointly $222.10


To JOHN WATTS we have set apart the following described property to wit: Two notes signed by ELI COUSINEU, one for $50.00 the other for $95.00 both dated May 27th 1876 due in one and two years and bearing interest at 12% and credits thereon. Also one note on J. H. PETERS for $61 21/100 dated Jany. 22nd 1878 in[terest] 10% per annum from date and credits thereon valued at $97.50

And cash 13.55

Total set apart to JOHN WATTS $111.05


To JAMES WATTS we have set apart the following described property to wit: One note on W. R. SHORT for $52.80 dated Feby. 28th 1878 int. 12% per annum from date which we have valued at $69.40

And cash 41.65

Total set apart to JAMES WATTS $111.05


And would further state to the Court that in obedience to the order to us directed we have as above stated carefully appraised the property brought to our notice by said order of Court. That all advancements as mentioned therein have been brought into hotch potch in the above described partition and that all advancement made have been taken into consideration in making said partition of said estate of GEO. WATTS decd. All of which is respectfully submitted this September 24th A. D. 1880.


CHAS. W. NOYES

Sworn to before me this September R. L. PARKER

25th 1880. J. M. Benge Clerk FRANCIS EMERSON

Co. Court Collin Co. Texas


Which said report being examined and fully considered by the Court [It] is ordered approved and in all respects confirmed. And that the administrator pay over and deliver to each one of said heirs or their legal representation respectively the money and property in said report assigned. That the title to the real estate and personal property note &c in said report mentioned be divested out of said Estate of GEO. WATTS deceased and be vested in the heirs respectively to whom it is assigned by said….




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commissioners report. And that the administrator on said estate be closed and the administrator discharged from his trust upon his delivery of said property and payment of the moneys to the heirs respectively entitled thereto as hereinbefore directed and filing Vouchers therefor. And the payment of all costs against said administration, and taxes if therebe any and filing Voucher therefor. It is further ordered that the Judgment against W. R. DOWELL & 1 against T. J. McDONALD be the same is hereby sit apart to said widow.

It is further ordered that R. C. WHITE Guardian ad litem of the minor heirs be and he is hereby allowed the sum of Fifteen Dollars for his services as such Guardian to be paid out of the estates of said minors, each one paying a proportion.



B. S. & J. M. KING admrs. Sept. 25th

vs. Now on this day comes B. S. KING & J. M. KING

Est. ELIJAH KING decd. administrators of the estate of ELIJAH KING dec. and file their report of the sale of the personal property belonging to said estate. Which said report is ordered approved.




B. S. & J. M. KING admrs. Sept. 25th

vs. Now on this day comes B. S. & J. M. KING admrs

Estate of ELIJAH KING and report that they have taken two mules back from J. T. SMITH sold to him by ELIJAH KING decd. together with the sum of $22.50 in lieu of a note executed by said SMITH for the purchase money of said mule for the sum of $200.00 which is returned as asset of said estate on the Inventory. And ask permission to sell said mules. It is therefore ordered that their action therein be approved and that they sell said mules at private sale and that the proceeds on said sale together with the said sum of $22.50 stand in lieu of paid note as report on said Inventory.



In the estate of JOHN H. NIX Decd.

September 28th 1880.

Now on this day comes J. L. DOGGETT administrator of the estate of JOHN H. NIX decd. and moves the court to set aside the order confirming the sale of the following described real estate belonging to the estate of said JOHN H. NIX to J. H. COFFMAN—said order entered on the 26th day of May 1880 said real estate described as follows: A lot of land about 1/3 of a mile North of the public square of the city of McKinney on Kentucky street in said city and on the East side of said street. Beginning at the NW corner of a Lot sold by JNO. H. NIX to MRS. STOGGSDILL Thence North 165 feet to a one acre tract of land convey by JAMES McKINNEY & wife to the H & D.O. Ry. Co. Thence East 100 feet. Thence South 165 feet. Thence West 100 feet to the Beginning. And said motion being in all things fully understood by the Court It is ordered that said order confirming the report of sale as aforesaid be…




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and the same is hereby revoked annulled and held for naught.

And it is further ordered and decreed that J. L. DOGGETT admr. of the Estate of JNO. H. NIX decd. do sell the above described real estate at public outcry to the highest bidder in the manner prescribed by law after giving notice as required by law, said sale to be for cash. And that said administrator report his action herein to the next term of Court.


Ordered that Court adjourn till Court in Cause

T. C. Goodner

Co. Judge


In Vacation Oct. 7th 1880.


GEO. W. GRAYUM Appointment of temporary Administrator

vs.

Est. PERRY GRAYUM decd. Now on this day comes GEO. W. GRAYUM and presents to me, T. C. Goodner Co. Judge of Collin Co. his application for temporary letters of administration on the estate of PERRY GRAYUM deceased. And it appearing that there is a necessity for such administration it is ordered that said application be grant. And that temporary letters of administration issue to said G. W. GRAYUM upon said estate upon his taking the oath prescribed as the law requires and that as such administrator he take possession of all the property of said estate, preserve it and sell such of said estate, preserve it and sell such of said property as is liable to perish or go to waste before the next term of the Court for cash in hand at private sale and make his report to the next term of this Court.



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