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The State of Texas Be it remembered that on this 2nd

Collin County day of October 1800 the following

order was made by the Hon. T. C.

Goodner County Judge of Collin County Texas in vacation to wit:


R. C. WHITE Oct. 2nd 1880

admr. Inventory

Est. F. E. McKINNEY On this day comes R. C. WHITE

Decd. administrator of the Estate of

F. E. McKINNEY Decd. and files

an Inventory of the property belonging to said estate and the same having been examined by the Court and found to be correct It is ordered by the Court that the same be approved and entered of record.


Inventory of the property belonging to the estate of FANNIE E. McKINNEY Deceased as follows

1 House & Lot situated on West Virginia st[reet] fronting about 70 feet & running back 90 feet and known as the old McKinney Hotel valued at $1100.00


The following personal property


2 Round Tables valued at

6.00

1 Large cook store & fixtures

50.00 (1156.00)

50 towels (6.25) 15 yds. carpeting Room 2

3.75

10.00

1 work stand

1.50

1 Half Bushel (?) .25 2 wash Tubs .75

1.00

1 wheel Barrow 5.00 1 chicken Corp (coop?) 4.00

9.00

2 Iron Kettles 2.70 1 Buck Saw .75

3.45

1 chopping axe .50 1 Lye Kettle .50

1.00

1 coal scuttle .25 1 Street Lamp 2.50

2.75

12 towels for wash Room

1.20

6 Pie Pans .25 3 Hall Lamps 9.00

9.25

1 Stove (?) & zinc (sink?) 6.00 6 Hair Bottom

Chairs 20.00

26.00

6 cane Bottom chairs

15.00

1 Drain (?) 20.00 1 marble top table 4.50

24.50

1 Round Table 3.00 1 Tug .60

3.60

1 chandelier

5.00

20 yds. carpeting 22.50 5 window cur[tains] 2.50

25.00

1 Large Looking Glass

10.00

1 safe $80.00 1 Large stove 25.00

105.00

1 chandelier 8.00 1 cot & bedding 4.50

12.50

1 Money Drawer 2.50 1 Bl. Board 1.00

3.50

1 clock 30.00 1 Key Board 2.50

32.50

1 coat & Hat Rack 3.00 1 Deck 5.00

8.00

1 Hat Rack in wash Room .50

.50

6 Spittoons 1.00 10 wood Buckets 2.00

3.00

3 wash Bowls 1.25 2 ton shenng (?) 1.00 (?)

2.25





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2 tin Buckets 1.50 2 Tin Pans 3.00

4.50

8 Preserve Stands 4.80 3 cake stands .75

5.55

5 cake pans 1.50 2 Fry Pans .75

2.25

9 Bracket Lamps

9.00

3 chandeliers in Dining Room

15.00

1 meat Block .25 3 carver Knives .75

1.00

6 Kitchen Tabers (tables?)

15.00

1 Steamer 3.00 1 Glass Pitcher .60

3.60

5 Pepper Boxes .50 48 salt cellars 1.00

1.50

16 Desert Plates

.75

8 Tin Trays 3.00 12 cream pitcher 2.50

5.50

6 casters 35.00 13 Butler Dishes 5.20

40.20

3 Butter Knives .25 3 Dish Safes 15.00

1 side board 25.00

40.25

2 Small tables? in Dining Room

5.00

5 commodes (?)

6.25

1 Ice Refrigerator

15.00

205 Restaurant Dishes

10.25

5 Molasses Pitchers

2.25

19 Red chairs

15.00

42 yellow chairs

42.00

22 Raw Hide chairs

10.00

35 Cain (Cane) bottom chairs

40.00

22 Soap Dishes

2,25

19 Bed Room sets

33.25

52 Pillow slips

6.00

32 Table clothes 57.60

$57.60

89 napkins

1.75

7 Dining tables

17.50

3 Pitchers 1.50 (107) Dinner Plates

6.30

91 cups & saucers

1.50

24 Soup Plates

1.40

14 Meat Dishes

2.00

55 Goblets 5.00 35 Silver Knives

20.00

35 Silver Forks 1.50 38 Tea spoons

5.30

28 Silver Table spoons

3.50

14 sugar Bowls

4.90

26 Bed Steads

104.00

28 Mattresses

60.00

26 Blankets 26.00 52 Sheets

57.00

24 Bed Spreads

24.00

52 Pillows 52.00 7 Stoves

73.00

26 Bed Comforts

39.00

17 Bed Springs

42.00

36 Candle sticks

1.25

26 Looking Glasses

20.00

24 wash Bowls & Pitchers

18.00

Amt. Over

2336.45





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Brot. Forward

$2336.45

24 Wash Stands

45.00

14 Stand Tables

14.00

40 Window curtains

10.00

22 Bed chambers

11.00

247 yds. carpeting

86.45

200 yds. matting

50.00

1 Elevator

15.00

1 Bulletin Board

1.00

20 Gal. stone ware

1.60

Total amt.

$2570.50



We the appraisers appointed by the Honorable Judge of the County Court of Collin County to appraise the property belonging to the estate of FANNY E. McKINNEY deceased solemnly swear we have fairly and justly valued and inventoried all the property belonging to said estate as pointed out to us such by the administrator and C. W. McKINNEY to the best of Knowledge.

J. S. HEARD

T. J. COYD


Sworn to before me Oct. 2nd 1880. J. M. Benge clerk


Filed October 2nd 1880. J. M. Benge clerk



In vacation November 10th 1880.



C. L. FARR surviving wife Now on this day comes O. L. FARR surviving

of wife of PAUL. M. FARR and files her application

PAUL M. FARR decd. for the appointment of appraisers to assess the

value of the community property of herself and her deceased husband PAUL M. FARR. Which said application being considered is ordered granted. And it is further ordered that F. M. DOUGLASS, S. H. WILSON and ANDREW CULWELL be and they are hereby appointed appraisers to value said property and make their report to the County Court as provided by law.

T. C. Goodner

Co. Judge



Estate of E. B. HOWARD Decd. In vacation Nov. 11th 1880

Now on this day comes IRA P. HOWARD and makes his report of the sale of lands belonging to said estate as administrator of said estate in accordance with an order heretofore made. Which said report is ordered to be filed and noted on the minutes of this Court.

T. C. Goodner

Co. Judge




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In Vacation Nov. 12th 1880


J. P. SEIGLER Now on this day came on to be heard the application

vs. of J. P. SEIGLER for temporary letters of administration

Est. A. W. & CAROLINE M. MURRAY on the estate of A. W. & Caroline M. Murray decd. Which application being considered by the Judge of the Court Court—T. C. Goodner—and it appearing that there is a necessity for such administration it is ordered that said application be granted and that J. P. SEIGLER be and he is hereby appointed as such temporary administrator and that letters of administration issue to him upon his entering into bond in the sum of Four Thousand Dollar and taking the oath prescribed by law. That he take possession of the of the property of said estate pressure the same, and sale at private sale such as is perishable or liable to go to waste before the next term of this court, for cash.


In Vacation Nov. 12th 1880.


J. P. SEIGLER admr. Now on this day comes J. P. SEIGLER and present and

Est. of A. W. & C. M. MURRAY files his bond as temporary administrator of the estate of A. W. & CAROLINE M. MURRAY Decd. which being examined by me in vacation is approved and ordered to be recorded.


The State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these presents [sic] that we J. P. SEIGLER as principal and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of the County of Collin and his successors in office in the sum of Four Thousand dollars. Conditioned that the above bound J. P. SEIGLER who has this day been appointed by the County Judge of Collin County temporary Administrator of the estate of A. W. and CAROLINE M. MURRAY deceased shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under such appointment. Subscribed to this (blank) of Novr. A. D. 1880.


J. P. SEIGLER

W. P. HONAKER

SAM R. HAMILTON


State of Texas I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform the duties

Collin County of temporary administrator of the estate of A. W. and CAROLINE

M. MURRAY deceased in accordance with law and with the order of the Court appointing me such administrator.

J. P. SEIGLER


Signed and sworn to before me this the 11th day of November A. D. 1880.

Witness my official signature & seal of office.

J. A. Aston Notary Public

Collin Co. TX

Filed Novr. 12th 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk

T. C. Goodner

Co. Judge




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Be it remembered that on this the 15th day of November A. D. 1880 there was begun and holden a regular term of the County Court of Collin County for the transaction of civil and Probate business. Present and presiding T. C. Goodner Judge, Wms. Warden Sheriff and Jos. M. Waddill Clerk. Wherefore the following proceedings were had.



G. W. GRAYUM admr. Novr. 15th 1880

Estate of PERRY GRAYUM Now on this day comes G. W. GRAYUM administrator of the estate of PERRY GRAYUM and asks the Court to enter an order made Oct. 14th 1880 in vacation approving his bond filed as such administrator now for then (?). Which said motion is granted and it is ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that said bond be approved as of Oct. 14th 1880 and that the same be recorded.



State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that we GEO. W. GRAYUM

Collin County as principal and (blank) & (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of said County & his successors in office in the sum of one thousand dollars. Conditioned that the above GEO. W. GRAYUM who has been appointed temporary administrator of the estate of PERRY GRAYUM Decd. on the 7th day of Oct. 1880 shall well & truly perform all the duties required o him by law as such administrator under said appointment.

Witness our hands this 8th day of October 1880.

G. W. GRAYUM Seal

S. W. KERBY Seal

DALLAS SPURLIN Seal


State of Texas

Collin County I, GEO. W. GRAYUM do solemnly swear that I will well & truly perform all the duties that may devolve upon me as temporary administrator of the estate of PERRY GRAYUM Decd. to the best of my skill and ability so help me God.

G. W. GRAYUM


Sworn to & subscribed before me this Oct. 9th 1880.

T. C. Goodner Co. Judge

Collin Co.

Filed Oct. 14th 1880. J. M. Benge

Clerk


Estate of Z. C. BELEW decd. Probate of Will

W. L. & Z. T. BELEW Exrts. Novr. 18th 1880.

Now on this day came on to be heard the application of W. L. & Z. T. BALLEW for the Probate of the last will and testament of Z. C. BELLEW decd. And it appearing to the court that legal notice had been given it is ordered that said will be admitted to probate and all the contents and provisions thereof approved and…




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that said will be recorded and that W. L. and Z. T. BELLEW have letters testamentary issued to them upon their taking the oath as such. Be it further remembered that the following testimony was introduced in open Court and reduced to writing to wit:


State of Texas In the County Court of said County November Term 1880

Collin County In the matter of the last will & testament of Z. C. BELLEW deceased. On the 16th day of November A. D. 1880 E. J. WHITE being duly sworn testified in Said matter as follows—I Know Z. C. BELEW he resided in Collin County, is now dead, he died on about 6th day of March A. D. 1880 in said County. Said Z. C. BELEW signed the paper here exhibited in Court as the last will and testament of him the said Z. C. BELEW. Witness and JNO. K. BUMPASS signed the same in said Z. C. BELEW’S presence & in presence of each other & at his request & said instrument was duly read over to the said Z. C. BELEW & he was fully appraised of its contents before signing it. Said Z. C. BELEW signed said instrument on the 20th day of September 1875 and he was then of sound mind & so continued up to his death. He further says that he himself & the other subscribing witness were over twenty one years of age at the time they signed said instrument and the said Z. C. BELEW was also over twenty one years of age & (illegible).

E. J. WHITE


Sworn to before me by E. J. WHITE

Nov. 15th 1880

J. M. Benge Clerk

Co. Court Collin County Texas


Filed Nov. 15th

1880.

J. M. Benge

Clerk


[margin note: “Will”]


In the name of God, Amen. I Z. C. BELEW being sound in mind but feeble in body, and knowing it is appointed to men once to die, do make this my last will and testament.


First I want my executors to take possession of and sell all my perishable property such as is liable to waste or stray in such manner as to them may seem best and with the proceeds of sale of such property liquidate all my just debts and should a surplus be left to keep it to add to the real estate sale.


Second I want all my real estate concisting [sic] of my homestead in the prairie of One hundred and twenty five acres on Pilot Grove Creek for location and description see my deeds exposed to publick [sic] sale on the following terms, One third of the money cash, One third due at the expiration of twelve months from date of sale and one third due at the expiration of two years, from date of sale the…




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purchaser to give bond leaving interest at 10 pr. cent pr. annum and the land to stand good for the purchase money to be so stated in face of bonds, Should I die before the first day of January 1877 the sale must not precede that day as I have already rented to my son H. H. BELEW my farm for the year 1876.


Third. I want my executors to pay over to all, and to the children of HARVEY BELEW, and to MARTHA WALKER is she be living & if dead to her children equal shares of the proceeds of the sale of my estate. My purpose being to give to the children of HARVEY BELEW one eighth of my estate to JANE BELEW one eighth of my estate, To MARTHA WALKER if living and to her children if she be dead one eighth of my estate, to W. L. BELEW—one eighth of my estate. To Z. T. BELEW one eighth of my estate. To M. S. MITCHELL one eighth of my estate. To M. A. MILLS one eighth of my estate & to H. H. BELEW one eighth of my estate. And I wish the money divided by my executors as it is collected.


Fourth. I want the Courts of the Country to take no notice of my estate or of this my last will except to admit it to probate and my executors shall be released when they shall have paid to each legatee his or her part and taken there [sic] receipt and filed it with the Clerk so taken as to admit it to record.


Fifth. I do make and appoint as my executors my two sons W. L. BELEW and Z. T. BELEW who will proceed after my death to carry out my last will and testament Hereby revoking all other wills or will any there be----“If any there be” interline (underline?) before signing

Done in the County of Collin State of Texas on the 20th day of Sept. 1875. Signed and sealed—using scroll [sic] for seal in presence of witnesses JOHN K. BUMPASS, E. J. WHITE


Z. C. BELEW seal

Filed Novr. 15th 1880

J. M. Benge Clerk



W. L. & Z. T. BELEW

Exrtrs. Application for appointment of Appraisers

Z. C. BELEW decd. November 15th 1880

Now on this day came on to be heard the application of W. L. & Z. T. BELEW executors of the last will and testament of Z. C. BELEW decd. for the appointment of appraisers of the estate of said decedent, which application being considered by the Court is granted, and THOS. BARROW, WOODSON McDONALD & THOS. YEARGER are hereby appointed to assess the value of said estate and make their report to this Court.




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W. H. McCURLEY Nov. 15th 1880. Application for Guardianship

Gdn. estates of Now on this day came on to be heard the application of

FORREST McCURLEY W. H. McCURLEY to be appointed guardian of the estates of

BILL McCURLEY FORREST, BILL, CRISSA, ROBERT and ELIZA McCURLEY minors.

CRISSA McCURLEY And it appearing to the Court that notice has been given as

ROBERT McCURLEY prescribed by law and no objection having been filed and that

ELIZA McCURLEY said W. H. McCURLEY is entitled to letters of guardianship, it is

ordered adjudged and decreed that letters of guardianship issue to said W. H. McCURLEY in accordance with his said application upon his entering into bond in the sum of One thousand and six hundred Dollars for all of said minors.



GEO. W. GRAYUM Report of Temporary Admr.

Adrm. Nov. 15th 1880

Est. PERRY GRAYUM decd. Now on this day comes GEO. W. GRAYUM

Temporary administrator of the estate of PERRY GRAYUM deceased and files his report as such temporary administrator. Which said report being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.


List of personal property sold by G. W. GRAYUM at private sale.


544 2 foot boards at $2.75

(blank)

1 Beef cow to DALLAS SPURLING

$13.70

4 head stock hogs to JOHN BOWMAN, 1 sow 3

pigs

$ 8.00

Sold to WALLACE SCOTT (?) 2 piggis [sic]

$ 2.00

1 Pork hog to W. S. (illegible)

10.00

2 Pork hogs to W. DICKSINA (DICKSON?)

17.50

5 head stock hogs to PUCKETT

20.00

5 head stock hogs to NATHAN HOGUM

20.00

Total received

$93.95

Paid out to gather stock to DALLAS SPURLING

1.00

Paid SANDUCKEY to help brand 16 head of

Cattle

1.00

Paid DAVID MEYERS to help bring stock out of

Bottom

.50

Paid to THOS. BURHANN to help drive stock

.75

(over)

$2.75

Brot. forward

$2.75

To JOHN GRAYUM to help hunt up & brand 16

head stock cattle

1.00

To JONATHAN GRAYUM to help get up

stock & attend to same

4.00

Amt. expenses

$7.75

5 per cent coms. [commission] on 86.20

4.31

Leaving cash on hand

81.89

Paid R. C. WHITE atty.

10.00


$71.89


G. W. GRAYUM temporary administrator

on the estate of PERRY GRAYUM


Sworn to before me Nov. 15th 1880

J. M. Benge Clerk

Filed Nov. 15th 1880 J. M. Benge Clerk




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IRA P. HOWARD Admr. Nov. 15th 1880

Est. E. B. HOWARD Now on this day came on to be heard the motion of IRA P. HOWARD Admr. of the Estate of E. B. HOWARD decd. to have an order made by this Court on the 20th day of September by this Court disapproving the sale of lands belonging to said estate made by said Administrator on the 6th day of July 1880 and filed July 23rd 1880. Which motion being considered is granted; And it is ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that the sale of the lands mentioned and set out in the report of said Admr. be and the same is hereby disapproved. Now as of date September 20th 1880 And as of same date it is further ordered that said administrator proceed to resell the same property at private sale for one half cash and the reminder on a credit of twelve months; taking bond with good personal security and notes securing the vendors lien on said land with legal interest.



IRA P. HOWARD Report of sale of Land

Admr. November 15th 1880

Est. E. B. HOWARD decd Now on this day comes IRA P. HOWARD admr. of the Estate of E. B. HOWARD decd. and files his additional report of the sale of lands belonging to said Estate which report is ordered filed and noted on the minutes of this Court which is accordingly done.



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


Tuesday Morning 9 o’clock. Court convened pursuant to adjournment. Present and presiding officers of Court as on yesterday.



J. H. MARTIN Exr. Application for sale of lands

S. M. WILKINS decd.

Now on this day came on to be heard the application of J. H. MARTIN Executor of the last will of S. M. WILKINS decd. for the sale of lands belonging to said estate. Which said application being considered by the Court is granted and it is ordered that said Executor proceed to sell the lands described in said application at private sale for one half cash and the remainder on a credit of twelve months taking notes and mortgages as prescribed.



Est. S. M. WILKINS Decd.

Application to sell land.

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

County of Collin

To the Hon. County Court of said Co.


JAMES H. MARTIN executor of the estate of S. M. WILKINS deceased respectfully represents that it is necessary to sell…




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the Real Estate hereinafter described belonging to the Estate of the said S. M. WILKINS decd. to pay the local charges and claims against said Estate and the legacies specified in the will of said testator S. M. WILKINS. He herewith files an exhibit in miting (?) verified by affidavit showing fully and particularly the charges and claims against said Estate that have been approved, or established by suit and the estimated expenses of administration, and the amounts of the legacies provided for in said will. Said lands are described as follows to wit: One Hundred and fifty acres situated in the P. ANDERSON survey of 320 acres in Collin County. Beginning at S. W. Corner of said survey, Thence East 1425.6 varas to the N. W. Corner of said sur. formerly owned by S. J. WILKINS Thence South 594 varas Thence West 1435.6 varas to W. B. line of said ANDERSON survey. Thence North 594 varas to the beginning.

Also 78 acres in the S. E. DONALDSON sur. also in Collin Co. Beginning at the N. W. Cor. of a Sur. deeded to S. M. WILKINS by Wm. MURPHY. Thence East 22 chs. to N. W. Corner, 100 acres Sur. deeded to Wm. CHADDICK by S. M. WILKINS. Thence South 35 chains with W. B. line of said CHADDICK tract. Thence West 12.25 chs. to branch. Thence West 3 chains to S. W. Cor. of sd. 178 acres deeded by said W. MURPHY to WILKINS. Thence North with W. B. Line thereof 37.75 chs. to the beginning.

Wherefore he prays that citation to all persons interested in said estate be issued and posted as required by law for an order to sell said lands at private sale for part cash and part on twelve months time and for general relief.

JAS. H. MARTIN

Extr. Will of S. M. WILKINS

Deceased


Exhibit of the estate of S. M. WILKINS dec.



Dr.

Cr.

Claim allowed Dr. Buttie

170.50


Claim allowed S. J. WILKINS

264.45


Estimated expenses

250.00


Legacy to VERENICE WILKINS

1000.00


Legacy to S. L. SMOOT

100.00


Legacy to E. M. WILKINS

300.00


Legacy to S. J. WILKINS

250.00


Legacy to T. A. WILKINS

250.00


Legacy to Board of Mission

C. P. C.

300.00


Report sell personal property


155.80

Rents due Nov. 1 1880


186.00

Real Estate estimated at


2150.00

Bridge Timber from County


8.60


2884.95

2500.40





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J. H. MARTIN

Extr, Will of S. M. WILKINS decd.


Sworn to before me October 16th 1880

J. M. Benge

Clerk Co. Collin Co. Texas


Filed Oct. 16th 1880

J. M. Benge Clerk



J. P. SEIGLER Application for letters of administration

Gdn. Nov. 16th 1880

A.W. & C. MURRAY decd. Now on this day this application is continued for service.



J. P. SEIGLER Motion to continue Temporary admr.

Admr. Nov. 16th 1880

Est. of A. W. & C. MURRAY decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the motion of J. P. SEIGLER heretofore in vacation appointed temporary administrator of the Estate of A. W. & C. MURRAY decd. to continue said temporary administration. And it appearing to the Court that there is a necessity for the continuance of such administration and that said administrator has not had sufficient time to give notice required by law to entitle him to have permanent letters of administration issued to him it is ordered that said temporary letters of administration be continued in force until the next term of this Court as asked for in said Application.



G. A. FOOTE Motion to strike personal property from Inventory

vs. November 16 1880

Est. F. E. McKINNEY decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the motion of G. A. FOOTE to have stricken from the Inventory of the estate of F. E. McKINNEY decd. returned by R. C. WHITE admr. of said estate all the personal property therein described, Which said motion being considered and fully understood by the Court it is ordered that the same be granted and it is accordingly ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that all the personal property returned on said Inventory as the property of the estate of said decedent be stricken therefrom


Ordered that Court adjourn to Wednesday Morning 9 o’clock.


Wednesday Morning 9 o’clock Nov. 17th 1880 Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present and presiding officers of Court as heretofore.



Estate of N. F. WHITFIELD Novr. 17th 1880

Lunatic Application to sell personal property

Now on this day came on to be heard the application…




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of JNO. M. WHITFIELD Guardian of the estate of N. F. WHITFIELD a lunatic for the sale of the following personal property to wit: One set of wagon harness and one plow on account of the same being liable to go to waste. Which application being considered by the Court is granted: And it is ordered that said guardian proceed to sell said property at private sale on a credit of six months taking note bearing (illegible) interest with good and sufficient security. And that he make his report to this Court of the same.


JOHN COX Motion to dismiss Guardian

Gdn. Wednesday Novr. 17th 1880

Est. ELDORA HUNTER minor Now on this day comes JOHN COX Guardian of the estate of ELDORA HUNTER a minor and files his vouchers showing that he has paid over to the parties entitled thereto all the property belonging to the estate of said minor in his hands as such Guardian and the Court costs of said Guardianship and asks the Court to be dismissed from said guardianship. Which said application is granted and it is ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that said guardianship be closed and said guardian discharged.



J. P. COFFEY Application for Probate Will

vs. Nov. 17th 1880

Est. B. F. GRAVES decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the application of J. P. COFFEY for the probate of the last will of B. F. GRAVES decd. and said applicant failing to appear and prosecute said application it is ordered that the same be dismissed and that said applicant pay all costs in this behalf incurred.


[margin note: “Application for Gdnshp.”]



Estate of Wm. & DONNIE WINDOM Minors


State of Texas To the Nov. term A. D. 1880

Collin County To the Hon. County Court of Collin County

Your applicant most respectfully shows that he is a resident of Collin County in the state of Texas. That WILLIAM WINDOM is a male minor of the age of thirteen years; That DONNIE WINDOM is a male minor of the age of eleven years. That said minors are the children of applicant and that they reside in Collin County. That said minors are now and have all their lives ever been in the custody of applicant. That said minors have no guardian of their estate. That they are Jointly entitled to an estate in the County of Meriwether in the State of Georgia consisting of personal property of the probable value of two hundred and seventy five dollars.

Wherefore your applicant prays that citation is issued as required by law and that upon hearing hereof your applicant be appointed guardian of the estate of said WILLIAM WINDOM and DONNIE WINDOM minors as aforesaid.

JOHN WINDOM

Applicant


Filed Oct 7th 1880. J. M. Benge clk.

By S. K. Rudolph Dpty.




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Probate Notice


The State of Texas In the County Court. To the November Term 1880

County of Collin The State of Texas to the sheriff or constable of Collin County Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most public place in 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 WILLIAM WINDOM & DONNIE WINDOM minors: JOHN G. WINDOM has filed in the County Court in Collin County an application for letters of guardianship upon the estate of WILLIAM WINDOM & DONNIE WINDOM, which will be heard at the next terms of said Court, commencing on the 3rd Monday of November 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.

Issued the 7th day of Oct. 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 7th day of Oct. 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: “Order”]


J. G. WINDOM Application for Guardianship

vs. Nov. 16th 1880

Est. Wm. & D. WINDOM Now on this day came on to be heard the application of JNO. G. WINDOM for letters of Guardianship upon the estates [of] Wm. & DONNIE WINDOM minors, and it appearing to the Court that the applicant is entitled to said guardianship and that notice has been given as required by law and no objection made thereto It is ordered by the Court that said application be granted and that letters of guardianship issue upon his entering into bond with good and sufficient security conditioned as prescribed by law and taking the oath as such guardian.


J. G. WINDOM Approval of Bond

Gdn. Novr. 17th 1880

Est. Wm. & D. WINDOM Minors Now on this day comes JNO. G. WINDOM and files his bond as guardian of the estates of Wm. & DONNIE WINDOM minors which said bond having been examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.



[margin note: “Bond”]


State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that we JOHN G.

Collin County WINDOM as principal and JAMES WYLIE and J. M. WRIGHT

as securities acknowledge ourselves bound to pay to the Hon. County Court of Collin County State of …




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Texas the sum of six hundred ($600.00) Dollars.

Conditioned however that whereas the said JOHN G. WINDOM has been appointed by the Hon. County Judge Guardian of the estates of WILLIAM WINDOM and DONNIE WINDOM minors. Now if the said JOHN G. WINDOM shall faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the estates of WILLIAM WINDOM and DONNIE WINDOM according to law Then this obligation shall be null and void. Otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

Witness our hands this Nov. the 16th 1880.

JOHN G. WINDOM

J. M. WRIGHT

JAMES WYLIE


State of Texas

Collin County Before the undersigned authority this day came JOHN G. WINDOM who after being sworn says that he will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the estates of WILLIAM WINDOM and DONNIE WINDOM minors according to law.

JOHN G. WINDOM


Sworn to and subscribed before me Nov. 16th 1880.

T. C. Goodner Co. Judge Collin Co.


Filed Nov.17th 1880.

J. W. Waddill Clerk



R. C. WHITE Application to sell Land. Nov. 17th 1880

Admr. Now on this day came on to be heard the application

Est. F. E. McKINNEY decd. of R. C. WHITE admr. estate of F. E. McKINNEY decd. which application being considered by the Court is deemed insufficient in law, and it is, upon the motion of said Admr. that he be allowed to file an amended application.



EMILY FLETCHER Approval of Bond. Nov. 17th 18890.

Extrx. Now on this day comes on to be heard the motion of EMILY

Est. WILKERSON FLETCHER FLETCHER to have her bond approved as Executrix of the last will and testament of WILKERSON FLETCHER decd. heretofore filed and recorded. Which application is granted by the Court and it is ordered that said bond be and it is hereby approved. And having been already recorded, said recording shall be considered as of this date.



[margin note: “Inventory”]



Est. of WILKERSON FLETCHER Decd.


EMILY FLETCHER Exrx. Nov. 17th

W. FLETCHER decd. Now on this day comes EMILY FLETCHER Executrix of the last will of WILKERSON FLETCHER decd. and files the following Inventory of the estate of said decedent, which is ordered by the Court to be recorded, to wit:

Inventory and appraisement of the real & personal property belonging to the real & personal property belonging to the estate WILKERSON FLETCHER decd. and his surviving widow EMILY FLETCHER.




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Real Property

Sixty two & ½ acres University land $600.00


Personal Property


2 Mares & colts valued at $ 79.00

5 Head of cattle 35.00

9 Head stock hogs 13.00

1 wagon & harness 30.00

Household & Kitchen furniture 40.00

197

600.00

$797.00


State of Texas Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority

Collin County EMILY FLETCHER who on oaths says that the inventory & list of claims heretofore set out is a true & correct inventory & list of claims belonging to said estate that has come to her knowledge.

her

EMILY X FLETCHER

mark


Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 4th day of September 1880.

W. C. Pruett J. P. Precinct No. 8

C. C. Texas


State of Texas Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority

Collin County G. C. LONG, BENJAMIN HAMPTON & HENRY YATES to me well known who on oath say that the above & foregoing inventory and appraisement of the property belonging to the estate of WILKERSON FLETCHER decd. is true & correct to the best of their knowledge and belief.


B. W. HAMPTON

G. C. LONG

HENRY YATES


Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 4th day of September 1880.

W. C. Pruett J. P. Precinct No. 8

C. C. Texas


Filed Oct. 12 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk


Ordered by the Court adjourn to 9 o’clock tomorrow morning.


Thursday Morning Nov. 18th. Court convened pursuant to adjournment. Present and presiding officers of the Court as heretofore.



GEORGE W. GRAYUM Novr. 18th 1800

Admr.

Est. PERRY GRAYUM decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the application of GEO. W. GRAYUM for the appointment of appraisers of said estate which is ordered granted. And it is ordered that ARON SNIDER, ARCH CAMPBELL and R. S. SMITH (?) be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of said estate and that they make their report to the next term of this Court.




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Ordered that Court adjourn to tomorrow 9 o’clock A. M.


Friday morning Nov. 19th 1880 Court convened pursuant to adjournment. Present and presiding officers of Court as heretofore.



J. H. MARTIN Report of sale of Land

Exr. Nov. 19th

Est. S. M. WILKINS decd. Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that the report of sale of land made by J. H. MARTIN in accordance with an order of this Court which is ordered to be entered on the minutes of this Court which is accordingly done.


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


Saturday morning Nov. 29th 9 o’clock A. M. Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present & presiding officers of Court as heretofore.



H. H. FINLAY admr. Report of sale of lands. Nov. 20th 1880.

Est. of CHARLOTTE FINLAY Decd. Now on this day it is ordered that the report of sale of lands belonging to said estate filed by said admr. be noted on the minutes of this Court, which is accordingly done.


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


Monday morning 9 o’clock A. M. Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present & presiding officers as heretofore.



Estate of E. B. HOWARD Disapproval of Sale of Land.

Decd. Monday Nov. 22 1880

Now on this day came on to be heard the report of IRA P. HOWARD admr. of E. B. HOWARD decd. of the sale of the remainder of the Lands belonging to said Estate, consisting of 97 acres of land out of JOSEPH CRUTHCFIELD survey and it appearing to the Court that said land was not fairly sold and that land did not bring its full value it is therefore ordered and adjudged by the Court that said be disapproved and said administrator proceed to sell said land for cash in hand at private sale and make his report at the present term of this Court. It is further ordered that said report be recorded by the Clerk of this Court.




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Estate of E. B. HOWARD decd. Approval of Sale of Land.


Monday Nov. 22nd 1880.

Now on this day comes on to be heard the report of IRA P. HOWARD administrator of estate of E. B. HOWARD decd. of the sale of a portion of the land belonging to Said Estate, and it appearing to the Court that the following described land was sold to ANDREW SCOTT to wit:

40 acres of land out of D. M. CRUTCHFIELD survey at Three & 75/100 Dollars per acre one half cash and balance on a credit of Twelve months. Said 40 acres being situated in Collin County, Texas, about 7 miles Northwest from McKinney, Texas and beginning at the S. w. Cor[ner] of a 40 acre tract belonging to IRA P. HOWARD in said survey. Thence South about ¼ of a mile to the N. W. Cor. of a 40 acre tract belonging to the heirs of L. J. McCORKLE, thence E. to the E. B. line of said D. M. CRUTCHFIELD survey, Thence N. with said boundary line to the S. E. corner of IRA P. HOWARD’s said 40 acres out of same survey was sold to WHITFIELD PURR at $6 05/100 on same terms said 40 acres being situated in same County & State about 7 miles N. W. from McKinney & beginning at S. E. corner of said D. M. CRUTCHFIELD survey. Thence N. ¼ of a mile on E. B. line of said survey to S. E. cor. of tract sold to WHITFIELD PURR. Thence N. about 770 yards to the S. E. corner of a 40 acre tract owned by JOHN B. HOWARD. Thence West about ¼ of a mile to the W. B. line of said survey. Thence South about 10 yards to the Beginning. And it further appearing to the Court that said sale of land above mentioned were made at private sale on terms as before stated in obedience to an order of this Court made at its September term 1880. That five days have elapsed since the filing of said report, that said sale was fairly made and in strict conformity with law and that said land was sold for a fair price, it is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said sale be in all things confirmed that said administrator execute and deliver a conveyance of said land to said purchasers upon their complying with the terms of their bid and giving their notes with good personal security for remainder due on said land…




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said note to be secured by vendors lien on the land and a mortgage with power of sale as is required by law. It is also ordered by the Court that said report of sale be recorded by the Clerk of this Court.



IRA P. HOWARD admr. Nov. 22nd 1880. Report of sale of lands.

Est. Now on this day comes said admr. and presents his report

E. B. HOWARD decd. of sale of lands filed Nov. 22nd 1880.



Ordered that Court adjourn to tomorrow morning 9 o’clock A. M.


Tuesday morning Nov. 23rd. Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present and presiding officers of Court as heretofore.



E. HOUGHTON Guard. Novr. 23rd 1880. Motion for allowance.

Est. minor heirs Now on this day came on to be heard

D. D. GRAYUM Decd. the application of E. HOUGHTON Guardn.

W. D. CHAPMAN admr. for the Administrator of the Estate of the said

D. D. GRAYUM decd. to pay to him as guardian aforesaid the sum of one hundred and five dollars which being heard by the Court it is considered that the law is for the plff. [plaintiff] and it is ordered that said administrator pay to E. HOUGHTON Guardn. said sum taking his receipt there for specifying the amount paid for each ward or minor which shall serve as a voucher on a final settlement with said minor.



A.B. BOYD Novr. 23rd 1880. Application to sell

Admr. personal property.

ELISHA STRIPLING Decd. Now on this day come A. B. BOYD and files his application for the sale of the following personal property belonging to the Estate of ELISHA STRIPLING Decd. to wit: Three Bales of Cotton and the corn mentioned in said application amounting to about one hundred bushels. Which application being considered and fully understood by the Court is granted and it is ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that said Administrator proceed to sell said property at private sale for cash and make report thereof.



ELIZABETH COFFMAN Novr. 23rd 1880.

Surviving wife of Motion to set aside exempt property.

vs. Now on this day came on to be heard

J. M. GRAVES Admr. the application of ELIZABETH COFFMAN

JNO. COFFMAN Est. surviving wife of JNO. COFFMAN Decd. to have set apart to her the personal property returned on the inventory exempt from execution and forced sale and the same being duly considered and the following articles being found upon said inventory…




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exempt from execution and forced sale under the law of the state to wit: One bay horse branded D one bay horse branded X Two barrow hogs Two sows ten shoats and six young hogs all farming utensils except one half interest reaper one wagon one buggy and harness all house hold and Kitchen furniture all provisions on hand for home consumption also one white cow one young white cow one Red & white spotted cow One Red and white pieded cow One red and white heifer yearling--It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that the same be set apart to the said ELIZABETH COFFMAN for her use and benefit as the surviving widow of said JOHN COFFMAN decd. and that J. M. GRAVES admr. deliver the possession thereof to her.



Estate of JOHN COFFMAN Decd.


J. M. GRAVES admr. In vacation Oct. 5th 1880.

Est. JNO. COFFMAN decd. Now on this day comes J. M. GRAVES heretofore appointed Administrator of the estate of JOHN COFFMAN decd. and files his bond as such admr. which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.


[margin note: “Bond”]


State of Texas In Probate Court of Collin County sitting for Probate

County of Collin purposes &c

Know all men by these presents [sic] that we J. M. GRAVES as principal and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of the County of Collin and his successors in office in the sum of two thousand dollars. Conditioned that the above bound J. M. GRAVES who has been appointed administrator of the estate of JOHN COFFMAN deceased by the County Judge of Collin County Texas shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment.


J. M. GRAVES

J. H. COFFMAN

W. P. SLAUGHTER


[margin note: “Oath”]


I, J. M. GRAVES do solemnly swear that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of Administrator of the estate of JOHN COFFMAN decd. to the best of my ability so help me God.

J. M. GRAVES


Sworn to & subscribed before me Oct. 5th 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk

By S. K. Randolph

Filed Oct. 5th 1880.

J. M. Benge Clk.

By S. K. Randolph

Dy.




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[margin note: “Appointment of Appraisers”]



J. M. GRAVES admr. In Vacation Oct. 5th

Est.

JOHN COFFMAN decd. Now on this day it is ordered that J. R. ROGERS, C. H. WYSON & GEO. NIPP be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the estate of JOHN COFFMAN decd. and that they report their action therein to this Court.


[margin note: “Order”]


J. M. GRAVES Admr. Novr. 23rd 1880

Est. Inventory and Motion to strike out Items.

JNO. COFFMAN decd.

Now on this day comes J. M. GRAVES Admr. and files his Inventory and appraisement of the property of said estate for approval and thereupon at the suggestion of said Admr. that the following items were placed on said Inventory by mistake to wit: One stack of oats valued at $15.00. One stack of millet valued at $10.00. It is ordered that said items be stricken therefrom. And at the same time came on to be heard the motion of J. H. COFFMAN to have stricken from said Inventory the following items to wit: 666 2/3 bushels of corn. 2 stacks ½ millet; One rick of oats & 1875 pounds of lint cotton; as forming no part of said estate but being the property of him the said J. H. COFFMAN. Which motion, together with the evidence and argument of counsel these on being heard and fully understood by the Court it is ordered that said motion be grants; and that the said Articles and items be stricken from said inventory, they forming no part of the assets of said estate.

It is further ordered that the remainder of said Inventory be approved and that the same be recorded. To which ruling on the Court upon said motion the said Admr. here now excepts and gives notice of Appeal to the District Court of Collin County.


[margin note: “Inventory”]



Value of Property appraised Oct. 15th & 18th 1880.

Estate of JOHN COFFMAN.


Cattle

1 white cow & black & white spotted steer

Yearling

12.00

1 young white cow & heifer yearling

12.50

1 red & white spotted cow & heifer yearling

15.00

1 red & white spotted cow & heifer yearling

10.00

1 red & white pided cow & steer yearling

15.00

1 red & white heifer yearling

3.00

1 red & white heifer

1.50


69.00


Horses

1 bay horse branded D

40.00

1 bay horse branded X

60.00

1 bay mare branded N

35.00

1 Grey mare & black mare colt

50.00


185.00


Hogs

7 head of young hogs $4 per head

28.00





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2 head barrow hogs at $10 per head

20.00

4 open sows at $6 per head

24.00

1 shoats at $1.50 per head

15.00


87.00



Farming Utensils

1 Wagon

50.00

1 Buggy & buggy harness

25.00

½ Interest in McCormick Advance reaper

25.00

3 Turning plows

5.50

1 shanghi [sic] plow

2.50

1 bull tonge plow

1.00

3 pair plow harness

3.00


112.00

3 weeding hoes

1.00

1 hedge knife & one briar scythe

1.00

2 spades 1 pitch fork & 2 axes (old)

1.00

1 shovel plow stock & ½ bu. measure

.50

1 Cross cut saw

3.00

1 Box of sundry Irons, tools &c

2.50

2 Boxes of old irons &c

2.00

1 Saddle

7.00

Log chain & Reaper fixtures

1.00

1 Augur (auger?)

.25

2 boxes of vials, bottles & suck (sic) of leather

1.00

1 shoe bench & tools & Box leather

1.00

4 burrels (barrels?)

1.00

1 box of shoe lasts & leather

1.00

1 halter

1.00

22 bee hives at $2.50 per hive

55.00


79.25



Household and Kitchen furniture

1 clock $5 dollars 1 small table 2.50 cts.

7.50

2 bedsteads $2.50 each

5.00

1 Bureau

6.00

1 bedstead and 1 Lawn’s

3.00

1 Chest and 1 box

2.00

2 white pine boxes

.50

Bed clothing

15.00

1 Looking glass

.50

8 chairs

4.00

1 sofa 6 dollars 1 table $1.50

7.50

1 cook stove and vessels

10,00


61.00

1 small trunk & contents

5.00

1 Lantern and 2 1-gal coal oil cans

2.00

1 pair gloves 2 dollars 3 small boxes sundries $2

4.00

1 box sundries one dollar 1 Knout barrel 5.00cts

1.50

1 Singer sewing machine

20.00

2 Feather beds, bolsters & pillows to each at

$15 per bed

30.00

1 rifle gun 5 dollars 1 double barrel shot gun $5

10.00





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2 wash kettles, 2 ovens 1 skillet and 2 pair dog

irons

7.00

1 wash tub 50cts. 10 seamless sacks $1.50

2.00


81.50


Smoke House

1 Jar of lard estimated at 70 lbs at 12 ½ cts. per lb.

8.75

80 lbs. bacon at 12 ½ cts. per lb.

10.00

1-4 gal. stone Jars

1.00

1-3 gal. stone Jars

.50

2 five gal. kegs 1 dollar 2 5 gal coal oil tin cans

1.50

1 grindstone

1.00


32.75



Grain

666 2/3 bushels corn at 20 cts. per bus.

133.35

2 stacks millett [sic]

20.00

1 Rick of oats

15.00


168.35



Notes

1 Note against EDWARD MILLGAN dated Feb.

22nd 1878 due one day after date. Interest 8%

15.00

1 Note against W. F. CUNNINGHAM dated Jany. 23rd 1877 due 15th Oct. 1877 interest 8%-

Cunningham left the country

20.00

1 Note against C. M. WHIF & J. C. SLAUGHTER

Dated Feb. 1st 1880 due 1st day of August

Interest 12%

25.55

60.55

1 Note against Handy Saddler for $16.00 dated

March 21st 1879 due one day after date interest 8%

16.01

76.55


Cattle Horses & Hogs valued at

$341.00

Farming utensils, plunder & beehives

191.25

Household furniture, gain, Notes &c

357.00

1875 lbs lint cotton at 9 ½ cts. per lb.

178.12 ½

Sum total

1067.37 ½



State of Texas

Collin County We the undersigned duly appointed and lawfully authorized commissioners do hereby certify that as far as was produced to us by the administrator the above and foregoing is a full and correct inventory and appraisement of the estate of JOHN COFFMAN deceased to the best of our Judgment and understanding this 25th day of October A. D. 1880.


JAS. R. ROGERS

GEO. NIPP


Sworn to before me this Oct. 25th 1880.

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


State of Texas

Collin County Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority J. M. GRAVES administrator of JOHN COFFMAN’s estate on oath says that the foregoing inventory and appraisement and list is a full and complete inventory and list of the property, notes and claims of his intestate that have come to his knowledge.

J. M. GRAVES


Sworn to before me this Oct. 25 1800. J. M. Benge Clerk


Filed Oct. 25 1880. J. M. Benge Clerk




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Ordered that Court adjourn until tomorrow morning 9 o’clock


Wednesday morning Nov. 24th Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present and presiding officers of Court as on yesterday.



M. B. & H. J. WEST Nov. 24th 1880

vs. Final Report Exceptions thereto.

W. A. D. JONES Gdn. Now on this day came on to be heard the final report of W. A. D. JONES as guardian of H. J. JONES et al, and the exceptions thereto of Plffs. [Plaintiffs] M. B. & H. J. WEST.

Upon examining the questions of law presented by the pleadings and the conclusion arrived at thereon, the Court finds itself disqualified from presiding herein by reason of having been of counsel for the Guardian in making his first annual report. It is therefore ordered that this cause be transferred to the District Court of Collin County. And that the Clerk make out and certify the same as required by law.


[margin note: “Order for sale of Lands”]


Estate of D. C. FORMAN decd.


JOSEPH FORMAN Nov. 24th 1880

Admr. And now on this day came on to be heard the

Est. D. C. FORMAN decd. application of JOSEPH FORMAN administrator of

D. C. FORMAN decd. for leave to sell the real estate belonging to the estate of said D. C. FORMAN for the purpose of paying an allowance made for the widow and minor children of said decedent and also for paying off the indebtedness of said estate. And it appearing to the Court that due notice of said application has been given to all parties interested; and it further appearing that a large amount of the claims against said estate consist of Judgments, which are liens on said lands, and that there is no personal property money or effects belonging to said estate to pay the same; And further that it will be to the interest of said estate that said lands should be sold for cash, It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed that all the right title and interest which the said D. C. FORMAN had in the following described lands be sold by the Administrator of said estate before the Court house door at McKinney Collin County Texas for cash in hands to wit:

¼ undivided interest in a survey of 293 acres in Collin County in the names of J. M. SALMONS. 1/5 undivided interest in the ELI SMYRONE (?) survey of 320 acres in Collin County. 1/3 undivided interest in the C. F. M. GOODWIN survey of 320 acres in Collin County. 1/3 undivided interest in the MANDY BECK survey in Collin County the same being about 15 2/3 acres. 1/5 undivided interest in the W. J. JACKSON survey in Collin County, the same being about 52 4/5 acres. 1/3 undivided interest in the S. HUKILL survey in Nacogdoches County, the survey being about 198 2/3 acres. And one hundred (100) acres in the A. T. STOCKTON survey in Dallas and Rockwall Counties.

And that the administrator report his action in this matter to the County Court of Collin County for its decision.


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


Thursday morning Nov. 25 1880. Court met pursuant to adjournment. Officers of Court as on yesterday.




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[margin note: “Inventory”]


Estate of Z. C. BELLEW Decd.


W. L. & Z. T. BELLEW

Exrts. Nov. 25th 1880

Est. Z. C. BELLEW decd. Now on this day came the Executors of the estate of Z. C. BELLEW and file the Inventory and appraisement of the said estate which being examined by the Court is ordered to be recorded to wit:


State of Texas In County Court November Term 1880

Collin County W. L. & Z. T. BELLEW Executors of the estate of Z. C. BELLEW deceased would represent to the Court that the attached Inventory & List is a full and complete Inventory and list of the property and claims of the estate of the said Z. C. BELLEW so far as they know or believe viz:


Inventory


Real Estate


112 acres of land (home place) in RODGERS &

OSGOOD survey $20 per acres

$2240.00

20 acres of land on Price’s Creek 3

60.00

25 acres of land on Pilot Grove 3

75.00

Total Real estate

$2375.00


Personal Property


1 mule

$ 75.00

1 buggy

20.00

Rent of 9 acres Corn for year 1880

60.00

Rent of 18 acres of cotton for year 1880

10.00

Total personal property

$165.00

Total Real & personal property

$2540.00


Claims


1 pro note due decd. matured 1 Nov 1877 signed by NANCY B. P. CARROLL, S. H. GARDENHIER & W. J. GARNETT for $50.00 with legal interest less a credit $13.26 on 26th day of Nov. 1878 & $20.00 on November 1880.

W. L. BELLEW

Z. T. BELLEW


State of Texas Sworn to and subscribed before me by Z. T. BELLEW to me well known this

Collin County 23 day of November A. D. 1880.

In witness whereof I hereby attach my official signature and seal on said day and date.

N. Cameron Clerk C. C. H. C. 1


State of Texas

Collin County We the undersigned appointed by the County Court of Collin County at its November Term A. D. 1880 to appraise the estate of Z. C. BELLEW decd. would represent that the inventory of the real & personal property of said estate hereto attached includes the entire of said estate as shown to use by the Executors W. L. & Z. T. BELLEW and the prices placed opposite each item thereof represents the fair…




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...the value of each said item. And we submit the same as a full fair and correct Inventory and appraisement of said estate.

THOS. BURROW

Signed J. W. McDONALD

T. P. YEAGER


State of Texas

Collin County Sworn to and subscribed before me the said J. W. McDONALD and T. P. YEAGER to me well known this 24th day of November 1880.

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


Filed November 25th 1880.

J. W. Waddill clerk


[margin note: “Oath”]



State of Texas In County Court November Term A. D. 1880

County of Collin In the matter of the estate of Z. C. BELLEW decd.

We and each of us do solemnly swear that the writing offered for probate is the last will of Z. C. BELLEW so far as we know or believe & we will & truly perform all the duties of Executors of said will of the estate of Z. C. BELLEW.

W. L. BELLEW

Z. T. BELLEW


State of Texas

Collin County Sworn to and subscribed before me the undersigned authority by W. L. BELLEW to me well known. In witness whereof I hereby attach my hand & seal this 16th day of November A. D. 1880.

John Church Notary Public in & for Collin

L. S. County in the State of Texas


The State of Texas Sworn to and subscribed before me the undersigned authority by Z. T.

County of Hunt BELLEW to me well known. In witness whereof I hereby attach my hand & seal of office this the 23rd day of Novr. 1880.

L. S. A. Cameron clerk C. C. H. Co.


Filed Novr. 25th 1880.

J. W. Waddill Clk.


W. L. & Z. T. BELLEW Nor. 25th 1880

Exrs. Motion to Withdraw Will

Est. Z. C. BELLEW decd.

Now on this day came on to be heard the motion of W. L. & Z. T. BELLEW for leave to withdraw from the files of this Court the Will of Z. C. BELLEW decd. which motion being considered by the Court is granted. And it is ordered that the clerk deliver to said Exrs. said will.


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


Friday 26th 1880 Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present and presiding officers as heretofore.




Estate of CHARLOTTE FINLAY Decd.


In the matter of the estate of CHARLOTTE FINLAY deceased.

H. H. FINLAY Admr. Novr. The 26th A. D. 1880.




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Now on this day came on to be heard the report of sale of H. H. FINLAY Admr. of the Estate of CHARLOTTE FINLAY decd. of 21 ¾ acres of land belonging to the estate of said CHARLOTTE FINLAY decd. And which is described as follows to wit: Situated in Collin County State of Texas on Rowlett creek about 9 miles S. W. of McKinney being part of a survey made in the name of THOS. G. KENNEDY. Beginning in the North line thereof 1 & 70/100 (?) chs. (chains) East of its N. W. corner a stake from which a burr oak 10 inches in dia. (diameter) mkd. (marked) X brs. (bears) S. 85° E 23 lks. (links)Thence East 10 80/ chains a stake on edge of prairie Thence South 14 chains a stake from which an elm 5 in. in dia. mrd. X brs. West 6 lks. Thence East 6 20/100 chs. to stake on bank of branch. Thence S 45° West 10 90/100 chains to the North bank of Rowlett’s Creek, 2 slippery elms 6 in. in dia. mkd. X. Thence to the center of Rowlett’s creek and up the same to a point due South from beginning, a walnut on North bank mk. X brs. N. 9 links. Thence N. 17 t0/100 chains to the beginning. Said report of sale made in pursuance to an order of this Court made on the 22nd day of March 1880.

And it appearing to the Court from said report of sale of that said land brought the sum of $174.00. And the Court considering said amount a fair price for said land. It is adjudged, ordered and decreed that said report of sale be in all things approved.

And that H. H. FINLAY admr. as aforesaid do make a good and valid deed to J. D. ADAMS the purchaser of said land upon he the said ADAMS paying to said Admr. said purchase money. And that all right title and interest be divested out of said estate be invested into the purchaser, upon his complying with said purchase. And it is further ordered that said report of sale be recorded by the clerk of this Court.



In the Estate of CHARLOTTE FINLAY

vs.

H. H. FINLAY Admist.


To the Hon. Co. Court of Collin County:

H. H. FINLAY Administrator of the Estate of CHARLOTTE FINLAY Decd. would beg leave to make this, his report of the sale of Twenty-one & ¾ acres of land which was heretofore reported as Twenty three acres, belonging to his decedent’s Estate and the estate of THOMAS FINLAY Deceased said sale made in pursuance of an order of your Hon. Court made on the 22nd day of March A. D. 1880. He states that he has sold the following described land for the sum of Eight (8) Dollars per acre cash to (blank) ADAMS making in all the sum of One hundred and Seventy four ($174.00) Dollars for the said Twenty one & ¾ acres…




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which is described as follows. Situated in Collin County Texas on Rowlett’s Creek about nine miles South West from McKinney being part of a survey made in the name of THOMAS G. KENNEDY. Beginning in the North line thereof 1 & 70/100 chains East of its north West corner a stake from which a burr oak 10 in. in diameter marked X bears South 85° E 23 links. Thence East 10 & 80/100 chains a stake in the edge of prairie. Thence South 14 chs. a stake from which an elm 5 in. in diameter marked X bears West 6 links. Thence East 6 & 20/100 chains to a stake in the bank of branch. Thence South 45° West 10 & 9-/100 chains to the North bank of Rowlett’s creek two slippery Elms 6 in. in diameter marked X. Thence to the center of Rowlett’s Creek and up the same to a point due South of Beginning a Walnut on north bank mkd. X brs. North 9 lks. Thence North 17 & 50/100 chns. to the Beginning. This admr. states that he has sold the said land for a fair price at private sale on this the 20th day of November A. D. 1880. Wherefore he prays that said sale be approved by the Court and that he be ordered to make deed to the purchaser upon his complying with the terms of Sale.

H. H. FINLAY


Sworn to and Subscribed before me this Nov. 20th A. D. 1880.

J. W. Waddill

Clk. Co. Court

Collin County.

Filed Nov. 20th A. D. 1880.

J. W. Waddill Clk.


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


Saturday Morning Novr. 27th 1880 Court met pursuant to adjournment present and presiding Officers of Court as heretofore.



B. W. HAMPTON Guardian Annual Report

Wm. OGUIN Minor Now on this day comes on to be heard the annual report of B. W. HAMPTON Guardian of the Estate of Wm. OGUIN Minor and it is ordered that the same be continued by operation of Law.




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N. A. & STEPHAN THURMAN Application to sell land

vs.

GEO COFFMAN admr. Now on this day this cause is continued for

Est. of C. BLACK decd. service.



GEORGE COFFMAN Saturday November 27th 1880

admr. Estate of

C. BLACK decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the annual exhibit of GEORGE COFFMAN admr. of the Est. of C. BLACK decd. filed Nov. 15th & the same being heard and fully understood by the Court it is ordered that the same be approved and in all things confirmed and that said report be confirmed. It is further ordered that the sum of five hundred ninety six & 77/100 dollars shown by said report to be on hand be paid out on the claims against said estate presented, allowed and approved within twelve months from the date of administration according to their class.


[margin note: “Inventory”]



To the County Court of Collin County:

Now comes GEORGE COFFMAN admr. of the estate of C. BLACK decd. & begs leave to make the following exhibit of the condition of said estate.


Recd.


From JNO. ORENDUFF in full of note & interest

for articles purchased

$292.04

From J. DYSART for articles purchased

1.75

From W. M. MORTON for articles purchased

.50

From J. D. LANAMAN for articles purchased

1.40

From S. A. ANDERSON for articles purchased

1.50

From H. HUFFMAN for articles purchased

.55

From JNO. KINNETT for articles purchased

.10

From G. W. BULTON for articles purchased

2.00

From JNO. GIBSON note

25.48

From M. V. SMITH note

7.54

From ABE RIGGLE note

20.49

From J. T. NEILY for articles purchased

.10

From W. COFFEY for articles purchased

.30

From E. C. THROCKMORTON for articles

purchased

3.15

From J. H. MORRIS note

10.24

From P. H. BATEMAN note

82.78

From U. POWELL note

9.93

From N. HUBBET note

10.55

From JNO. BENS

.75

From N. Y BURNETT Note and Articles purchased

43.56

From J. C. SLAUGHTER Note and Articles

Purchased

65.50

From Wm. McAFEE articles purchased

1.10

From ------ STIVER articles purchased

.60

From GEO. COFFEY

.30

From M. IVEY Note and articles purchased

16.58

From J. M. BRAGG Note

43.16

From JOS. SLAUGHTER Note

46.90

From ------ STRUCK (col.) Note

9.36

From J. M. GRAVES Note

70.72






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From THOS. TATTON

10.40

From FRITZ WILKIE articles purchased

1.25

From I. HOBBERT articles purchased

.40

From RATTON BROS. cattle

156.00

Total recd.

$936.98



Paid


Paid taxes V[oucher] 1

28.70

Court costs V. 2

20.00

T. B. & Bro. V. 3

50.00

Expenses managing farm V. 4 1879

72.85

M. IVEY work on farm V. 5

101.93

5% com[mission] on 936.98$

46.84

5% com. on 209.68$ paid

10.84

Total

340.26


Recapitulation


Amt. collected

$936.98

Amt. paid out & com[mission]

340.21

Total on hand

$596.77


He prays that he have an order to pay out the amount on hand to the creditors as they are entitled.


GEO. W. COFFMAN


Sworn to before me Nov. 15th 1880.

J. M. Benge clerk

Filed Nov. 15th 1880.

J. M. Benge clerk




Community Est. REBECCA and ALBERT SHIRLEY


REBECCA SHIRLEY surviving wife Nov. 27th

Est. Now on this day came on to be heard

ALBERT SHIRLEY decd. the application of REBECCA SHIRLEY

surviving wife of ALBERT G. SHIRLEY decd. for the appointment of appraisers of the community estate of herself & her deceased husband. Which application being considered by the Court is granted and the following names persons are hereby appointed as such to wit: J. L. GREER, J. S. DYSART & C. RIFFE.


[margin note: “Application’]



To the Hon. T. C. Goodner On the 11th day of July 1879 my husband

Judge Probate Court C. C. Texas ALBERT G. SHIRLEY died at his home in Collin Co. Texas leaving the following named children all being at home in this County—MAGGIE J. SHIRLEY 22 years old, ANDREW L. SHIRLEY 21 yrs. old, BENJ. L. SHIRLEY, 19 yrs. old, Wm. M. SHIRLEY 14 yrs. old, TILLIE SHIRLEY 11 yrs. old, FRED H. SHIRLEY 8 yrs. old, ANNA LOU and LAURA P. SHIRLEY twins 5 yrs. old. AGNES B. SHIRLEY 2 yrs. old.

The estate left by my husband is altogether community property having been acquired since our marriage.




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The estate owes some small debts, and there are some notes for money due the estate. And in consideration further of the children’s interests, some being over and some under age it becomes necessary for the action of the Probate Court in the premises. I would therefore respectfully ask that your honor appoint appraisers to appraise the effects of the estate. And such other orders as are required under the law.

REBECCA SHIRLEY


Collin Co. Tex. Nov. 6th 1880.

Filed Nov. 8th 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk




Est. of S. M. WILKINS decd.



J. H. MARTIN Exr. Novr. 27th 1880

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

Est. S. M. WILKINS decd. report of JAS. H. MARTIN Exr. of the will of S. M. WILKINS decd. to wit:


State of Texas In County Court Nov. Term A. D. 1880.

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

JAMES H. MARTIN executor of the last will of S. M. WILKINS decd. the administration of whose estate is now pending in said County Court would respectfully represent that on the 19th day of Nov. A. D. 1880 in conformity with a decree rendered and entered upon the minutes of said Court at its Nov. Term A. D. 1880 did at private sale sell the following tracts of land.

To AMOS HUGLEY 150 acres for the sum of $1850.00 of which sum $1650.00 dollars is to be paid cash in hand and the remainder on a credit of twelve months. Said land is described as follows to wit: One hundred and fifty acres situated in the P. ANDERSON survey in Collin County. Beginning at the North West corner of said survey. Thence East 1425 6/10 vrs. to the N. W. cor. of a survey formerly owned by S. J. WILKINS. Thence South 594 vrs. Thence West 1425 6/10 vrs. to the West original boundary line. Thence North 594 vrs. to the place of Beginning.

And the said executor would further show to the Court that he has likewise sold 78 acres of said land hereinafter described to J. M. LOVELACE for the sum of $327.00. One third cash in hand and the balance on a credit of 12 months. Land described as follows to wit:

A part of the S. E. DONALDSON survey in Collin Co. Beginning at the North West corner of a survey deed to S. M. WILKINS by Wm. MURPHY. Thence East 22 chains to the N. W. corner of a one hundred acre survey deeded to Wm. CHADDOCK by S. M. WILKINS. Thence South 35 chs. with the West boundary line of said CHADDOCK tract. Thence West 12.25 chs. to a branch. Thence West 3 chs. to the S. W. corner of sd. 178 acre tract deeded to WILKINS by MURPHY. Thence North with the West boundary line thereof thirty seven and 75/100 chs. to the beginning.

And the said J. H. MARTIN would further show to the Court that the said HUGLEY and the said J. M. LOVELACE are ready and willing to comply with their contract upon the approval of this sale by the Court. Wherefore…




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he prays the Court that this sale may be approved and he be ordered to make a conveyance of said land to the said parties as required by law. And for general relief.

J. H. MARTIN


Sworn to and subscribed before me the undersigned authority this 19 day of Nov. 1880.


J. W. Waddill clk.


(Endorsed) Filed Novr. 19 1880 J. W. Waddill clk.


And the Court having inquired into the manner in which said sale was made, and having heard the evidence in support thereof and being fully satisfied that the sale was fairly made and in conformity with law, and with the terms of the testator’s will. It is considered by the Court that said sale be in all things confirmed and said report recorded. And the said executor make the proper conveyance of the said lands to the purchasers thereof upon their compliance with the terms of said sale. Said purchasers to give their notes for the deferred payments with good personal security. And execute mortgages with power of sale on said land to secure the purchase money thereof.



Estate of J. M. & S. E. GATES

Nov. 27th 1880.

Now on this day came on to be heard the report of the commissioners heretofore appointed to make partition of the community estate of J. M. & S. E. GATES decd. which said report having been examined by the Court It is ordered that the same be in all things approved and recorded. And it is further ordered that all the right title and interest in and to the property described in said report be divested out of the community estate of J. M. & S. E. GATES and be vested in the parties to whom it is assigned by said commissioners of partition.


[margin note: “Report of Comrs. of Partition”]


Nov. Term Probate Court Collin County Tx. 1880

To the Hon. T. C. Goodner Co. Judge Collin Co. Texas:

The undersigned commissioners appointed by your honorable Court at the September term 1880 to partition between the heirs of J. M. & SARAH E. GATES deceased the community property of said decedents in obedience to said decree of date Sept. 22nd 1880 and order of the Court beg leave to make the following report.

With the view to be correct in ascertaining the actual and true field notes of the several tract of land set out in the decree in accordance with the order of the Court, A. J. BERRYMAN a surveyor (in place of T. B. WILSON County surveyor & one of the Comrs. Appointed by the Court to make the partition) was employed to survey out the several tracts of land.

Upon an examination of the description of the lands belonging to the decedents contained in the decree aforesaid of the Court we found so many errors and inaccuracies that it was impossible to proceed under the decree and order. We therefore from our knowledge of the facts as to the…




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obtained directions from the Court, preceded with the surveyor to ascertain correctly the lands belonging to said estates. And found the same to be as follows viz: Two hundred and sixty seven 81/100 acres (267 81/100) described as follows:

Beginning at SHERWOOD HERRING’S N. W. cor. of his 320 acre survey situated on Maxwell’s branch a tributary of Muddy which runs into Rowlett’s about 12 miles. (miles) S. & E. from McKinney. Thence South 10 chs. 43/100. Thence West 19 chs. 18/100. Thence N. with W. line to line of said 344 acre survey of M. HEARN’S survey. Thence N. with W. line to line of said 344 acre survey 17 chs. 81/100 to a stake. Thence East 11 chs. 41/100 a rock (?) corner. Thence North 11 chs. 50/100 to a stake. Thence East 29 chs. 31/100 to cor. hedge. Thence South 7 chs. 76/100 to a stake. Thence east 26 chs. to stake. Thence North 6 chs. 65/100 to a stake. Thence east 24 chs. to a stake. Thence South 6 chs. 65/100. Thence South 6 chs 65/100. Thence West 11 chs. to a stake. Thence South 7 chs. 81/100 to a blazed elm. Thence East 35 chs. to a stake. Thence South 12 chs. 78/100 to the S. E. cor. of a 296 acre survey in the name of MARTIN HEARN. Thence West 74 chs. to the beginning corner. Containing 267 81/100 acres.

The forgoing field notes include 104 35/100 being a part of the Southern portion of a 344 acre tract of MARTIN HEARN; and 143 46/100 acres in the Southern part of the 296 are survey of MARTIN HEARN and 20 acres in the N. E. part of JO. RUSSELL survey—a fractional survey.

2nd in addition to the foregoing, we found another tract of 25 acres out of the THOS. CHAMBER, 2st class No. on Collin County map 255—on East Fork S. E. from McKinney about 13 miles, described as follows viz: Beginning at the North East co. of 50 acres out of the CHAMBER’S survey sold by MEREDITH ASHLOCK Oct. 1856 to JAMES GALLAGHER from which an ash 33 in. dia. brs. S.33° 16/100 vrs. & a bois d’arc 26 in. dia. brs. S 78° E 2 vrs. Thence North 175 vrs. post from which a hackberry 8 in. dia. brs. N 63° E 23/100 vrs. Thence West 806 ½ vrs.—post from which a bois d’arc 18 in. dia. bears N. 72° E 3 brs. & an ash 17 in. dia. bears West 8 vrs. Thence South 175 vrs. post from which a hackberry 5 in. dia. bears South 80° E 14/100 vrs. Thence 806 ½ East to the beginning containing 25 acres.



To GEO. HUEY Guardian

The lands are partitioned as follows viz: Lot No.1 of the four minor heirs SARAH E., JAMES T., JULIA A. & ROBERT L. GATES we apportioned the following described tract of land—Beginning at SHERWOOD HERRING’s N. W. corner. Thence West with the 344 acre survey of MARTIN HEARN on South boundary Thereof 21 chs. a stake. Thence North 29 chs. a stake—Thence East 21 chs. a stake—Thence South 29 chs. to the beginning. Being 60 9/100 acres (sixty 9/100) out of MARTIN HEARN 344 acre survey. This Lot is valued at 15$ per acre. Making $913.50/100. This lot is all in cultivation and includes dwelling house, cistern, Barn & garden. The dwelling on this lot was valued at $500. The cistern, barn & garden at $90.00—making total value of this lot $1503.62/100. And in addition we apportion to the said four minors heirs 12 ½ acres off of the East end of the 25 acres of timbered land out of the CHAMBER’S survey as described in the field note above. Sd. 12 ½ acres to begin at GALLAGHERS N. E. corner. Thence N. 175 vrs. Thence West 403 ¼ vrs. Thence S 175 vrs. Thence E 405 ¼ vrs. to the Beginning valued at 5$ per acre. Total $62 ½. Total real estate and improvements to the four minor heirs $1566.00.


Lot No. 2 We apportion to LILA VINSON wife of GEORGE VINSON. Beginning…




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at the South West cor. of lot No. 1. 21 chs. West of SHERWOOD HERRING’S N. W. cor. Thence West 8 54/100 chs. to a stake. Thence North 17 81/100 chs. to a stake. Thence East 90 links to a rock cor. S. E. cor. of a 16 acre tract belonging to JOHN WHISENANT. Thence North 11 50/100 chs. to a stake. Thence East 8 30/100 chs. a stake. Thence S 29 chs. to beginning. Containing 25 22/100 acres out of the 344 acre survey of MARTIN HEARN Valued at $15.00 per acre—total value $578.30.


Lot No. 3. We apportion to JENNY ENGLAND wife of AMMON (?) ENGLAND the following described tract of land viz: Beginning at the South West corner of lot 2 or 29 54/100 chs. West of SHERWOOD HERRING’S N. W. corner. Thence West 10 66/100 chs. to S. W. cor. of MARTIN HEARN’S 344 acre survey. Thence N 17 80/100 chs. to the S. W. cor. of J. WHISENANT’S 14 acre tract. Thence East 14 51/100 chs. to a stake. Thence 17 81/100 chs. to the place of beginning. Containing 18 22/100 acres out of the MARTIN HEARN 344 acre tract. Valued at $15 per acre. Making $273.30. On this tract (or Lot 3) are a house & well valued at in addition to the $15 per acre at $150.00. Total value of this lot $423.30.


This making the real estate & improvements on the same divided among the heirs six heirs $2367.60


3rd. Now we find the personal property described in the inventory as community property of J. M. & S. E. GATES deceased has been sold (except about 50$ worth as hereinafter set forth) and the administrator reports1/2 half of the money red. For it, and also one half the money received as set out in the order to us & the notes therein described to be the sum of $1186.00 all of which are set apart to GEORGE HUGLEY guardian of the four minor heirs aforesaid. Add this amount the $1186.00 to the real estate makes $3553.60.


4th We find that J. M. GATES in his lifetime advanced to LELA VINSON $337.50.

We find that J. M. GATES in his lifetime advanced to JENNY ENGLAND $196.00

These two amounts added together make $533.50—add this amount to $3553.60 equals $4087.10. Dividing this by six & we have for each share $681.18.

The value of the real estate set aside to Mrs. VINSON $378.30 and the advancement

by the father $337.50 amts. to $715.80

Take from this $681.18 the amount due each share and it leaves Mrs. VINSON debtor to the minor heirs according to our partition $34.62

We find that J. M. GATES in his lifetime advanced to Mrs. JENNY ENGLAND $196.00. This added to the $423.30 makes $619.30 leaving the minor heirs due to her $61.99 which we direct to be paid out of the money to be paid out of the money ($1186.00) on hand with the administrator.

Upon payment of the amount found to be due from Mrs. VINSON to the minor heirs as above set forth we ask this report to be received as our report as commissioners.

In addition to the foregoing we find that there is one note for $39.00 drawn by J. C. RAIL & UPTON in favor of J. M. GATES dated Jany. 11th 1877 due Oct. 15th 1877, no interest specified, and due bill for the sum of $55.00 signed by J. T. BERRY in favor of J. M. GATES dated Feby. 11th 1877 interest at 12 per cent due from Nov. 8th 1876. Credited Nov. 8/78 with 25$. These two notes we find to be worthless.

We also found furniture consisting of chairs, bedstead & bed clothing…




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mattresses etc. which we value at $50.00 but could not decide. We recommend that the two notes and furniture &c mentioned be sold and the proceeds divided amount the six heirs and the surviving wife according to their respective share. We also state the note mentioned in the order of Court to us on I. N. THOMAS for $65.00 we find on the Inventory as returned by the administrator and from the facts to be only $55.00. The $1186.00 reported as money consists of solvent notes & money on hand in the hands of the administrator Wm. PARKER. He reported to us the same as money on hand and solvent notes. Thus leaving only the worthless note & due bill & unsold furniture to be disposed of. All of which is respectfully submitted.

Reports would further state that we have each been engaged in the partition of said estate for ten days. That on account of the sickness of T. B. WILSON they were compelled to employ A. J. BERRMAN a surveyor and that he served as such and that his claim is $25.00. And that there were two chain carriers employed whose claims should be allowed.

C. A. McMILLEN

Wm. MURPHY

ELI HOGUE


Sworn to and subscribed before me this Novr. 23 1880.

Jos. W. Waddill Clerk

By Craig Dy.



Estate of PERRY GRAYUM Nov. 27th

GEO. W. GRAYUM Admr. Now on this day comes GEO. W. GRAYUM and presents his for approval his bond as admr. PERRY GRAYUM decd. which bond being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.


[margin note: “Bond”]


State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that we GEO. W. GRAYUM as principle

Collin County [sic] & [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 ($4000) Dollars conditioned that the bounden G. W. GRAYUM who has been appointed administrator of the estate of PERRY GRAYUM deceased & that said administrator shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment.

Given this the 18th day of November A. D. 1880.

G. W. GRAYUM

JONATHAN GRAYUM, J. D. GRAYUM

A.H. SNIDER, R. S. SNEED, JOHN SPURGIN


[margin note: “Oath”]


State of Texas I. GEO. W. GRAYUM do solemnly swear that PERRY GRAYUM died

Collin County without leaving any lawful will so far as I know or believe; and that I will well & truly perform all the duties of administrator of the estate of said deceased this the 25th day of November A. D. 1880.

G. W. GRAYUM


Sworn to & subscribed before me this Nov. 25/80

T. C. Goodner


Filed Nov. 27th 1880 J. W. Waddill Clk.




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Estate PAUL M. FURR Decd.


CATHARINE L. FURR surviving wife Novr. 27th

PAUL M. FURR decd. Now on this day comes CATHARINE L. FURR surviving wife of PAUL M. FURR decd. and files the following inventory, appraisement and list of claims of & pertaining to said estate which the Court ordered to be recorded as follows:


[margin note: “Inventory”]


State of Texas

Collin County In County Court November Term 1880.

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

The petition of C. L. FURR….[note: this entry was marked out and restarted on the next page]





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Estate of PAUL M. FURR Decd.

C. L. FURR surviving wife

Est. PAUL M. FURR decd. Nov. 27th 1880

Now on this day comes CATHARINE FURR survg. wife of PAUL M. FURR decd. and files the following Inventory appraisement and list of claims of & pertaining to said estate which the Court ordered to be recorded as follows:


State of Texas In County Court November Term 1880

Collin County C. L. FURR a resident citizen of Collin County in the State of Texas surviving wife of PAUL M. FURR deceased lately, a resident of said County & State would represent & show That the attached Inventory & list of property & claims of the community estate of herself & her deceased husband in Collin County is so far as she knows & believes a full & complete Inventory & list of said community estate as follows.


Inventory


Real Estate


248 9/10 acres of land in E. Ledbetter survey


16 acres of land in Henry Hahn survey


40 acres of land in Levi Milville survey


Total real estate

$3030.00


Personal Property


3 head of horses

$150.00

3 cows (stock cattle)

30.00

1 two year old (stock cattle)

8.00

3 one year old (stock cattle)

21.00

4 calves (stock cattle)

15.00

6 hogs

25.00

2 wash tubs

.50

Real & personal property Forward

$3030.00 $249.50

Real estate Forward

$3030.00

Personal property Forward

$ 249.50

1 washing machine

.50

1 cook stove

5.00

1 heating stove

2.00

13 chairs

9.00

1 extension table

9.00

1 sulkey plow

20.00

1 Harvester

20.00

3 breaking plows

8.00

2 Cultivators

12.00

1 sweep

8.00

4 hoes

12.00

2 grubbing hoes

.75

2 pitch forks

1.50

1 wagon

.50

1 scoop shovel

.50

1 long handle shovel

25.00

2 axes

2.00





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2 hatchets

.10

1 buck saw

.25

2 squares

.75

1 saw set

.15

1 auger

.10

5 water barrels

2.50

5 syrup barrels

5.00

1 grind stone

1.00

1 harrow

2.00

1 600 lbs scale & beams

1.00

1 stand table

2.50

1 Kitchen Do

1.00

1 bureau

5.00

1 sewing machine

8.00

1 clock


1 watch

2.50

3 bed & steads

16.00

2 chests

1.00

1 shot gun

8.00

1 safe

5.00

1 wash kettle

2.00

4 smoothing irons

1.00

1 set wagon harness

8.00

3 par (?) chains Do (1 short)

2.00

1 hedge knife

.75

1 cane (knife)

.25

1 scythe

.25

1 log chain

.25

2 lard cans

1.00

1 Ice cream freezer

1.00

1 side saddle

1.00

1 pair buggy harness

4.00

3 stands of bees

4.50

Real estate & personal property forward

$444.10 $3030.00


Real estate forward

$3030.00


Personal Property forward

$444.10


1 spring balance

.10

2 clothes wires

1.00

1 lamp

.50

1 lauthorn (?)

.50

1 cane mill from present value is to be

deducted $15.00 expended out of Mrs.

FURR’S Sept. means recently

25.00

Books

3.00

Queensware & crockery

7.25

Fruit Jars & cans

1.00


Total real & personal estate 200 acres $2400.00

196 9/10 acres 630.00

Add personal Est. 482.35 482.35

Full total $3512.35

475.40

$3987.75




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List of property used by survivor since death of deceased not appraisable


Cash in hand at death of deceased

$225.00

Value of cotton in bales

150.00

Value of cotton in seed (?)

20.00

Bal. due on cotton by Wilkinson & Harrison recd. since

25.00

Millett seed on hand worth

27.00

Corn seed on hand worth

15.60

Molasses pd. on hand & pts sold.

11.80


$475.40


Signed CATHERINE L. FURR



State of Texas

Collin County This is to certify that the foregoing Inventory & list was sworn to and subscribed before me by C. L. FURR to me well known this 26th day of November 1880.


F. M. Bounds J. P. Collin County


State of Texas

Collin County We the undersigned appraisers of the Community estate of C. L. FURR & her deceased husband PAUL M. FURR in the County of Collin appointed by the County Judge of said County in vacation on the 10th day of Nov. 1880 beg to report that the several items of property set forth in the foregoing inventory have been pointed out to us by the said C. L. FURR & we have attached the prices thereto & we submit the same as a full fair and complete inventory and appraisement of the said estate.


Signed F. M. DOUGLASS

A.J. CULWELL Senr. Appraisers

S. H. WILSON


State of Texas

Collin County Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th day of November A. D. 1880.


F. M. Bounds J. P. Collin County

Filed No. 27th 1880 Jos. W. Waddill clerk

By K. R. Craig Dy.


And on same came on to be heard the motion of the said CATHrn L. FURR in which she represented to the Court that whereas the total value of the real & personal property of the said PAUL M. FURR estate amounted to $3987.75 yet since the death of the said PAUL M. FURR she has paid out of her separate means the sum of $1128.60 to relieve vendors liens upon the real estate and to pay off pressing indebtedness & funeral charges as per receipts filed and prays the Court to fix the amount of the bond at the actual value of the community estate at the time it came into her possession and before she paid out the said $1128.60—which motion was granted by the Court and the amount of the bond ordered to be fixed at the sum of $2859.15.


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

Monday morning 9 o’clock Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present and presiding officers of Court as heretofore.




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Estate of J. M. GATES Decd.


Estate of Novr. 29th

J. M. GATES decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the application of MRS. L. B. KILGORE formerly Mrs. L. B. GATES surviving widow of J. M. GATES decd. for an allowance to herself and the minor child J. M. GATES of herself & said decedent and the four minor children of said decedent and his first wife SARAH E. GATES decd. to wit: SARAH E., JAMES T., JULIA A. and ROBERT L. GATES and the Court being fully advised of the matters & things contained in said application It is ordered & decreed that the following articles found in kind amongst the property of said estate to wit: One wagon. All household & kitchen furniture, and all farming implements be set aside to said MRS. L. B. KILGORE & the above mentioned minor children. And it further appearing to the Court that the articles above mentioned are all articles of personal property exempt by law from forced sale found in kind amongst the property of said estate; and it further appearing that the sum of Three hundred and ninety Dollars would be a reasonable allowance in lieu of other exempt articles. It is therefore ordered and decreed that said sum of $390.00 be made to said widow MRS. L. B. KILGORE & said five minors in lieu of 5 milk cows & calves, two yoke of work oxen, two horses, one gun, bridles & harness &c, 20 head of hogs & 20 head of sheep & one carriage. And that the administrator W. C. PARKER pay over to the widow MRS. L. B. KILGORE one half of above property & money for her own use, and 1/5 of the remaining one half to said MRS. L. B. KILGORE as the guardian of said minor J. M. GATES, and the remaining 4/5 to GEORGE HUEY the legal guardian of the other named minors.

And it is also ordered that said administrator pay the above allowance out of any money belonging to said estate that he may have in his hands after paying the Court costs of said administration.


Estate of J. M. GATES decd. Nov. 29th

Now on this day came on to be heard the application of Mrs. L. B. KILGORE formerly Mrs. L. B. GATES asking the Court to set aside a homestead for the use & benefit of herself & J. M. GATES minor child of J. M. GATES decd. and said L. B. KILGORE and SARAH E., JAMES T., JULIA A. & ROBT. L. GATES minor children of J. M. GATES & S. E. GATES decd. and the matters & things in said application being fully understood by the Court it is ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that the following tracts of land be delivered by the administrator W. C. PARKER to said L. B. KILGORE as a homestead for herself & said minor children, said land embracing all the lands of said estate now in the hands of said administrator and not taking into consideration the tracts of land that have been allotted to the heirs of S. E. GATES decd by report of commissioners of partition filed & approved at this term of Court and the field notes of the land herein given embrace the lands that were allotted to said heirs and form the land as herein described is to be deducted the following tracts to wit: 60 9/100 acres & 12 ½ acres timbered land set aside to said four minors of J. M. & SARAH E. GATES 25 22/100 acres set aside to LILA VINSON wife of GEORGE VINSON and 18 22/100…




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acres set aside to JENNY ENGLAND wife of AMMON ENGLAND. Saw land that is set aside as a homestead as aforesaid and less the tracts Just above mentioned is described as follows to wit: 267 11/100 acres of land Beginning at SHERWOOD HERRING’S NW cor. of his 320 acre sur. situated on Maxwell’s branch a tributary of Muddy which runs into Rowlett about 12 miles SE from McKinney. Thence South 10 43/100 chs. Thence W 19 18/100 chs. Thence N 10 43/100 chs. to S line of 344 acre survey in the name of MARTIN HEARN. Thence W 20 82/100 chs. to the SW cor. of said MARTIN HEARN survey. Thence N with W line of said MARTIN HEARN 344 acre survey 17 81/100 to a stake. Thence E 11 41/100 chs. a rock corner. Thence N 11 50/100 chs. to a stake. Thence E 29 31/100 chs. to cor. of hedge. Thence S 7 76/100 chs. to a stake. Thence East 26 chs. to a stake. Thence North 6 65/100 chs. to a stake. Thence West 11 chs. to a stake. Thence South 7 81/100 chs. to a blazed elm. Thence East 35 chs. to a stake. Thence South 12 78/100 chs. to the South East corner of a 296 acre survey in the name of MARTIN HEARN. Thence West to the Beginning. Containing 267 81/100 acres of land. The above tract of land being a part of 3 surveys to wit: MARTIN HEARN 344 acre survey, the MARTIN HEARN 296 acre survey and part of the JOE RUSSELL fractional survey, also 25 acres out of the THOS. CHAMBERS survey situated on East fork about 13 miles S. E. from McKinney. Beginning at the N E cor. of 50 acre out of said CHAMBERS survey sold by MEREDITH ASHLOCK Oct. 1850 to JAMES GALLAGHER from which an ash 33 in. in dia. brs. S 33 W 16/100 varas & a bois d’arc 26 in. in dia.brs. S 78° E 2 varas. Thence North 175 varas a post from which a hackberry 8 in. in dia. brs. N 63° E 2 3/100 varas. Thence W 806 ½ varas post from which a bois d’arc 18 in. in dia. brs. N 72° E 3 varas and an ash 17 inches in dia. brs. W 8 varas. Thence S 175 varas post from which a hackberry 5 in. in dia. brs. S 80° E 14/10 varas. Thence E 806 ½ varas to the Beginning. And in order to make it certain what lands are set aside as a homestead for said MRS. L. B. KILGORE & the minor children, the administrator the said W. C. PARKER is hereby ordered to deliver to said MRS. L. B. KILGORE all the lands now in his hands & belonging to said estate and all the lands of said estate since the division amongst the heirs of S. E. GATES decd. and are hereby set aside to said widow and children as a homestead.



Est. PERRY GRAYUM decd.



GEO. W. GRAYUM admr.

Est. Nov. 29th

PERRY GRAYUM decd. Now on this day comes GEO. W. GRAYUM and presents to the Court the inventory and appraisements of the property belonging to the estate of PERRY GRAYUM decd. which is ordered to be recorded.



[margin note: “Inventory”]


List and valuation of the property belonging to the estate of PERRY GRAYUM deceased.


70 acres land his residence 10 pr. acre

$700.00

113 ½ land W. D. BENNETT headright ¼ in

X Timber $4 per acre Lake (?) price

113.50






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120 acres “ “ $4 “ “ Johnson Wm. Mung (?)

480.00

Stock that is partnership


Sorrel mare star in forehead 8 years old

$50.00

Black mare blasé (blaze?) in face 6 or 7 years old

40.00

Brown mare snip on nose 7 or 8

45.00

Bay mare star in forehead snip on nose 7 or 8

12 years

30.00

Brown mare speck in forehead 8 yrs.

25.00

Bay mare spot in forehead 6 yrs old right fore &

left hind foot white

40.00

Bay mare no marks 7 yrs old

20.00

Gray mare 16 yrs old

50.00

Gray mare 6 yrs. old

35.00

Bay mare snip on nose

385.00

Individual property

50.00

Brown mare 3 yrs old star in forehead

45.00

Sorrel stud 2 yrs old small spot in forehead

30.00

Bay mare 2 yrs. old star & snip

15.00

Bay horse 1 year old no marks

15.00

Yellow horse 1 year old

10.00

Brown mare blaze face, 3 white feet 1 year old

10.00

Bay mare suckling 1 snip, left hind foot white

8.00

1 Brown suckling H colt

10.00

1 Bay suckling M colt

10.00


R. S. SNEED, A. H. SNIDER

A. A. CAMPBELL


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 25th day of November 1880.

Jos. W. Waddill Clerk Co. Court

By K. R. Craig Dy.


JOHN TWEET owes the estate on a/c [account] not due

GOODWIN a/c due


State of Texas

Collin County Before the undersigned authority personally appeared GEO. W. GRAYUM administrator of the estate of PERRY GRAYUM deceased who after being duly sworn says that the annexed inventory & claim belonging to said estate is all the claims & property belonging to said estate that have come to his knowledge except some stock out West that I am not able to m____ (illegible) at this time. Also a few hogs in the swamp that I have not been able to gather.


G. W. GRAYUM Administrator

PERRY GRAYUM Deceased


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th Nov. 1880.

Jos. W. Waddill clerk

By K. R. Craig Dy.


Filed Nov. 29th 1880. Jos. W. Waddill clerk

By Craig Dy.




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GEO. W. GRAYUM Nov. 29th

Admr. Application for sale of personal property

Est. PERRY GRAYUM decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the application of GEO. W. GRAYUM admr. of PERRY GRAYUM decd. for the sale of the personal property belonging to said estate. Which application being considered by the Court is granted. And it is ordered that said Admr. proceed to sell the personal property of said estate in the manner prescribed by law and that for all sums over Ten dollars the sale be for a credit of six months, said admr. taking notes with good personal security therefor. And for all sales of Ten Dollars or under he receive cash. And that he make his report to this Court of his action therein.


Ordered that Court adjourn to Dec. 2nd. Dec. 2nd Court met pursuant to adjournment. Officers present as before.



J. M. GRAVES Dec, 2nd

Admr. Now on this day came on to be heard the application

Est. JNO. COFFMAN decd. of J. M. GRAVES admr. for an order for the sale of personal property belonging to said estate not heretofore set aside to the widow, on account of said property being perishable and liable to go to waste. Which said application being fully considered by the Court it is ordered that said administrator proceed to sell said property in the manner prescribed by law at public outcry to the highest bidder; and that all sales amounting to five dollars or more be made on a credit of six months, said Admr. taking notes with good personal security therefor; and all sales under five dollars be for cash. And that he make report thereof to this Court.


Ordered that Court adjourn till Court in course.

T. C. Goodner

Co. Judge




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In Vacation Decr. 7th 1880


JOS. FOREMAN admr.

Est. Now on this day came on to be heard the application

D. C. FOREMAN decd. of JOS. FOREMAN for the sale of the personal property belonging to the estate of D. C. FOREMAN decd. to wit: One old wagon and irons belonging to another. And one third interest in a set of black smith tools. And it appearing to the Court that said sale is necessary to pay the indebtness [sic] of said estate and that said property is liable to go to waste, it is ordered that said administrator proceed to sell said property at private sale for cash and make report thereof to this Court.



In Vacation Decr. 7th 1880



W. C. PARKER Admr.

Est. Now on this day came on to be heard the application of W. C.

J. M. GATES decd. .PARKER admr. of the Estate of J. M. GATES decd. for the sale of the following personal property to wit: 70 to 75 bushels of corn. And it appearing to the Court that said property is liable to go to waste it is ordered that said administrator proceed to sell the same at private sale for cash and make his report thereof to this Court.



In Vacation Decr. 14th 1880



W. C. PRUETT and

T. J. GROUNDS (?) Now on this day comes on to be heard the

vs. petition of W. C. PRUETT and T. J. GROUNDS

J. P. LANGHAM Grdn. to be released as sureties on the bond of J. P. LANGHAM guardian of the Estate of SIDNEY LANGHAM et al minors and it appearing to the Court that said Guardian has been cited as required by law and he appearing before me and not contesting the same it is ordered that said Guardian enter in a new bond in the sum of Three hundred dollars within twenty days from the date of this order and that on the filing and approval of said Bond said sureties be released from liability on the old bond.


In Vacation Decr. 15th 1880


W. H. McCURLEY

Guardn. Now on this day comes W. H. McCURLEY

Est. of and presents and files his bond as

FOREST McCURLEY et al Guardian of the Estate of FOREST McCURLEY

Minors Et als minors. Which being examined by me in Vacation is approved and ordered to be recorded.




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The State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that we W. H. McCURLEY

Collin County as principal and Wm. WARDEN and J. T. BURNS 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 Sixteen Hundred Dollars ($1600.00) conditioned that the above bounden W. H. McCURLEY who has been appointed by the County Judge of Collin County Guardian of the persons and the Estates of the minors FOREST, BELLE, CRISSIE, ROBERT and ELIZA McCURLEY and that the said W. H. McCURLEY shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him as such Guardian under said appointment.

This the 18th day of November A. D. 1880.

W. H. McCURLEY

Wm. WARDEN

J. T. BURNS


State of Texas

Collin County I J. W. H. McCURLEY do solemnly swear that I will well and truly do and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as Guardian of the persons and the Estates of the minors FOREST, BELLE, CRISSIE, ROBT. and ELIZA McCURLEY according to Law. This (blank) day of November A. D. 1880.

W. H. McCURLEY


Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 13th day of Decr. A. D. 1880.

B. T. Eakle J. P Precinct No. 8

C. C. Tex.


Filed Decr. 15th 1880.

J. W. Waddill clk. Co. Ct. Collin Co.

By K. R. Craig Dy.



In Vacation Dec. 15th 1880


W. H. McCURLEY

Guardn. Est. of On this day it is ordered that

FOREST McCURLEY et al. JOHN T. BURNS, JAMES ROBERTSON and JAMES WILSON

be appointed to value the property belonging to the Estate of FOREST McCURLEY et al minors and that they make their report according to Law.




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In Vacation January 4th 1881


GREEN TROTTER Now on this day comes GREEN

TROTTER surviving husband of M. P.

Surviving husband of TROTTER decd. and files his application

for the appointment of appraisers

M. P. TROTTER Decd. to assess the value of the community

property of himself and his deceased wife M. P. TROTTER which said application being considered is granted and it is ordered that D. M. DICKEY, R. C. BLACK and J. W. WILSON be and they are hereby appointed appraisers to value said property and make their report as provided by law.



State of Texas In County Court of said County

Collin County To the Hon. [T.] C. Goodner Co. Judge

We the undersigned GREEN TROTTER surviving husband of M. P. TROTTER decd. and D. M. DICKEY, J. W. WILSON and R. C. BLACK heretofore appointed by your honor to make an Inventory and appraisement of the community Estate between the said GREEN TROTTER and his deceased wife M. P. TROTTER most respectfully report under oath that the following hereto attached is a full fair and complete inventory and appraisement of such community Estate and the said GREEN TROTTER surviving husband as aforesaid would further report that there are no community debts due said Estate. Said community Estate is as follows to wit: about forty (40) acres of land situated on the waters of the East fork in Collin County and being a part of a 401 acre survey patented to Wm. PRICE and bounded as follows to wit = Beginning at a post on the W. B. line of said PRICE sur. and SW corner of a 64 ½ acre tract taken out of the aforesaid PRICE survey and conveyed by ANDREW J. McANEAR to S. ADAMSON from which a Slippery Elm Mkd. X brs. South 29 ½ E 33 lks. Thence East with the South boundary line of said ADAMSON tract to the Edge of the timber. Thence in a southerly direction along the edge of timber and with the meanders thereof to the center of a small branch. Thence up said branch in a westerly direction and with the meanders thereof to internection [sic] with the W. B. line of the aforesaid PRICE survey. Thence North with the W. B. line thereof to beginning said Estate valued by us at the sum of Two hundred ($200.00) hundred Dollars. This January 4th 1881.


D. M. DICKEY




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J. W. WILSON

R. C. BLACK

GREEN TOTTER


State of Texas Before me J. W. Waddill County Clerk for the County Court

Collin County of Collin County this day personally appeared D. M. DICKEY, J. W. WILSON, R. C. BLACK & GREEN TOTTER who after being duly sworn day that the above & foregoing is a true and correct inventory and appraisement of the above described property.

Witness my hand and seal of office this

L. S. January 4th 1881.

J. W. Waddill

Co. Clerk Collin Co. Tex.



GREEN TROTTER In Vacation Jany. 4th 1881.

surviving husband of Now on this day comes D. M. DICKEY,

M. P. TROTTER Decd. J. W. WILSON & R. C. BLACK appraisers

Heretofore appointed to value the Community Estate of GREEN TROTTER and his deceased wife M. P. TROTTER and file their report which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded. It is further ordered that the said GREEN TROTTER be required to enter into bond in the sum of Two hundred dollars Conditioned as required by law.



GREEN TROTTER In Vacation Jany. 4th 1881

Surviving husband of

M. P. TROTTER Decd. Now on this day come GREEN TROTTER

surviving husband of M. P. TROTTER Decd. and presents and files his bond which being examined by me in Vacation is approved and ordered to be recorded.



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

Collin County that whereas GREEN TROTTER has

Filed in Co. Court of Collin Co. his application for the appointment of appraisers to appraise and make a full and fair and complete inventory of the Community Estate belonging to him the said GREEN TROTTER and his deceased wife M. P. TROTTER and whereas said appraisement has been made and said Community property has been valued at the sum of Two hundred dollars ($200.00) Now therefore we the said GREEN TROTTER as principal and (blank) as sureties hereby acknowledge ourselves bound to pay to the Hon. T. C Goodner County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office the full sum of Two hundred…




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($200.00) dollars Conditioned however that the said GREEN TROTTER will faithfully administer such community Estate and pay over one half the surplus thereof after the payment of the debts with which the whole of said property is properly chargeable.

Witness our hands this January 4th A. D. 1881,


GREEN TROTTER

R. C. BLACK

J. W. WILSON


Bond approved.

T. C. Goodner

Co. Judge




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Be it remembered that on the 17th day of January 1881 there was begun and held a regular term for the transaction of Civil and probate business. Present and presiding the Hon. T. C. Goodner Co. Judge, Wms. Warden Sheriff and J. W. Waddill Co. Clerk of said Court when the following proceedings were had:


J. P. LANGHAM Final and Annual Report

Guardian minors Now on this day came on to

Est. SIDNEY LANGHAM Et al be heard the final and annual

Report of J. P. LANGHAM Guardian of the Estates of SIDNEY LANGHAM et al minors and it is ordered by the Court that the same be continued by Operation by law.


JOE FORMAN Admr. Report of Sale of Land

vs.

Esta. D. C. FORMAN Dec. Now on this day come JOE FORMAN

admr. Estate of D. C. FORMEN and makes his report of the sale of lands belonging to said Estate in accordance with an order heretofore made The filing of which said report is ordered to be notes on the minute of this Court.



R. E. RIKE Application for Guardianship

Guardian

Est. JULIA REICH Et al Now on this day comes on to be heard

the application of R. E. RIKE to be appointed Guardian of the Estate of JULIA J. REICH, IDA C. REICH, LOUIS D. REICH & ROBT. W. REICH minors and it is ordered by the Court that the same be continued to perfect service.





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GEORGE GRAYUM Report on sale personal property

Admr.

Est. PERRY GRAYUM decd. Now on this day comes G. W. GRAYUM admr. of the Estate of PERRY GRAYUM decd. and files his report of the sale of personal property belonging to said Estate. The said report being examined by the Court and the matters and things there in fully considered it is ordered by the Court that same be approved.



To the Honorable County Court of Collin County Texas in obedience to an order issued by your honorable body on the (blank) day of Novr. 1880 at the Novr. Term of your court. I G. W. GRAYUM admr. of the Estate of PERRY GRAYUM deceased proceeded after due advertisement on the 10th 11th and 18th of Decr. 1880 at the late residence of PERRY GRAYUM to sell at Public outcry on a credit of six months a with 12 per cent Int. (interest) from date all sums over 10 dollars, all sums for ten dollars and less for cash in hand the following:


A Blue Cow for

7.00

A Spotted Cow for

13.00

A Brown Cow for

16.00

A Black Cow for

17.00

A Black and white cow & calf

15.00

A Red Cow & calf

16.00

A Red Cow & calf

23.25

A Black cow & calf

22.00

A Spotted cow

13.25

A Black cow

11.00

A Red cow

10.75

A Speckled cow

8.00

A Black heifer

9.00

A Black & white yearling

7.25

A Bay horse colt on 11th

17.50

A Black mare colt

16.00

A Bay Filly 2 yrs. old on 18th

36.00


To J. M McKINNEY


A Black cow and calf on 10th

23.50

A White cow and calf

13.50

A Speckled cow and calf

19.50

A Speckled cow

11.00

A Black Bull

8.00

A Spotted Cow

12.25 (?)





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A Speckled Heifer

10.00

A Red Cow (?)

11.75

A Red spotted yearling

8.00

A Bay mare 7 yrs. on 11th

34.50

A Sorrel Stallion 2 yrs old

65.00

A Bay Mare 2 yrs. old

31.00

A Bay Colt

12.50


To J. W. BAKER


A Gray mare 7 yrs. old on 11th

65.00



To JOHN SPURGIN


A plow

1,50

A Gray Mare 16 yrs. old on 11th

5.25


To J. H. WYATT


A Bay mare snip on nose 9 yrs. old on 11th

30.00

(80) Eighty bushels of corn at 28¢ per bu.

2.40


To G. M. WADE


One yoke of oxen on 11th

69.00


To DANIEL BIGGS


Red Cow & calf

18.00


To A. J. CAMPBELL


Red cow & calf on 10th

19,59


To D. S. SKELTON


Yellow cow on 10th

12.00

Kitchen furniture

1.05

Jar & auger

1.35 (?)

Old Black cow 11th

5.50


To JONATHAN GRAYUM


Red bull 2 yrs. old on 10th

6.75

Brindle bull

6.50

Black & white bull

5.50

Lot of Table ware

2.50


To R. S. SNEED


Spotted yearling on the 10th

5.00

Red yearling

4.00

Red bull yearling

4.25

Red heifer yearling

4.00

Black calf

2.00



To DALLAS SPARLIN


Spotted sow on 10th

7.25

White sow on 10th

3.00

White sow

3.00

Spotted barrow on 11th

6.75


To G. H. LUCAS


Black barrow on 10th

15.25





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Spotted sow

16.00



To NELSON McKINNEY


Plow on the 10th

6.25

Double shovel

5.00

Set plow harness

22.20

Bay stallion on 10th 1880

40.00

To B. S. STAMPS


lot of old tools on 10th 1880

1.75

Brown mare on 10th

70.25


To ISAAC NEWCOMB


Trunk, bucket & coffee mill on 10th

2.00

Saddle

14.50

Brown horse colt on 11th

14.50

Gray mare 3 yr. old 11th

40.50


To A. A. CAMPBELL


Pair of Blankets & chair on 10th

2.00

Wagon

38.00


To J. D. GRAYUM


Bay Gelding on the 10th

60.50


To N. B. LYME


Gray mare on the 10th

43.50




To J. W. McKINNEY


Gray mare on the 10th

24.00


To J. D. McKINNEY


Silver watch on the 10th

2.50

Spotted cow & calf

25.00


To FRANK HENNING


Brown mare on the 10th

45.00


To J. P. MORROW


Bay mare on the 10th

45.00


To B. F. SMITH


Sorrel colt

14.00


To E. T. SPURGIN


Sow & pigs ½ interest of

6.00


To W. J. JONES


Sorrel mare 8 yrs. old on the 10th

49.00

Bay mare 11 yrs. old on the 10th

37.50

Bay mare & colt

21.00

850 lbs. seed cotton 2 ½ ct. pr. lb.

21.20

(blank) lbs. seed cotton $2.60 per 100 lbs.



To W. C. PARKER


One gray colt on the 10th

9.25


To S. COFFEY


Some chains on the 18th

11.80


To WALTER BARRELL .45 (?)


Stack of wheat

10.92


To JOHN PITTMAN


Black cow

6.00



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