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To J. D. SPURGIN


Grind stone

2.50


To JOHN CAMPBELL


Scythe & cradle

1.75


To JOHN BELLEU


Wash pot on the 10th

3.00



To H. H. ROLAND


Set of wagon harness on the 10th

6.50


To W. M. TAUT


Saddle

1.20

Cash received at said sale 214.15

Received on DALLAS SPURGIN’s note 19.25

Received on ISAAC NEWCOMB’s note 10.00

Amount cash recd. 243.40


Five per cent commission on $243.40 $12.17

$52.52 52.52

Leaving cash on hand to date 190.88


Said administrator that there is still some stock,

A shot gun belonging to said Estate and (?) sold

Said stock and shot gun was placed in the Inventory

All of which is respectfully submitted.

G. W. GRAYUM

Estate of PERRY GRAYUM Decd.


Cash on hand at last report 71.89

190.88

Total amt. 262.77


Sworn to and subscribed before me

This January 10th 1881

J. W. Waddill clk.

Co. Court Collin Co. Tex.



JOHN CHURCH Annual Exhibit and application to sell

Admr. land.

Est. R. D. BUMPASS Decd. Now on this day comes JOHN CHURCH

Administrator of the Estate of R. D. BUMPASS decd. and files the following as his annual exhibit of said estate and application to sell land belonging to the same as follows to wit:


[Margin note: “Date Value 26th Sept.”]


The State of Texas County Court November term 1880

Collin County To the Honorable County Court of Collin County= JOHN CHURCH Administrator of the Estate of R. D. BUMPASS decd. submits the following and asks that the same be received as his annual report and account.


List of Claims presented against Estate



Date when

presented

Date of

approval

Name of

person

claiming

No.

Amt presented

Amt. approved

26th Sept.

1879

26th Sept 1879

L. C. SMITH

1

$430.00

430.00





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Date when

presented

Date of

approval

Name of

person

claiming

No.

Amt presented

Amt. approved

29th Sept.1870

29th Sept. 1879

J. P. HALE

2

$15.00

$15.00

15th Oct 1879

15th Oct. 1879

R. L. PHILPOT

3

$13,99

12.29

15th Oct.1879

15th Oct. 1879

H. B.

SULLIVAN

4

12.75

12.75

13 Febry.1880

13 Febry. 1880

J. R.SMITH

5

6.44

6.44

31 July 1880

31 July 1880

W. A.

BUMPASS

6

204.00

204.00

11 Sept. 1880

15 Oct. 1880

NEATHERY &

CHURCH

7

38.00

38.00


All of which were approved subsequently by the Court in the amounts as set forth in the last column. On the 31st of December 1879 I attended at the premises as per previous advertisement to rent out the farm for the ensuing crop and to sell the personal property for which action I had obtained an order of Court and submit the following as the result.


Rented the farm to the highest bidder B. R. WELBURN with two good securities. Rent payable 1st December 1880

$152.25

Violin sold to JOE CARVER

1.50

One cow $15.00 one heifer $10.00 sold to J. R. SMITH on note due 6 months after date

25.00

One table 25 ct., bed &c $5.50, spoons $1.00, cow $8.00 to L. C. SMITH on similar terms

14.85 [sic]

I disposed of the crop for the year 1879 as follows:


An order of Court 82 bushels corn at 50.05 per bu. as per pr. (?) note at 6 mos. date 11

Novr. 1879 due by JNO. K. SMITH on similar terms.

41.00

Sold one bale cotton on 15th Febry 1880 as per

Certificate of buyer herewith Exhibit B

49.00

13th Febry 1880 I received on Judgment I obtained

against tenant for 1870 who refused to pay a balcl.

Due by him on rent as per certificate of Justice

Herewith, balcl. lost

2.18

I retained in my hands amt. of approved claim of

said tenant against the estate as part payment of

Judgment as above

12.20

31st August 1879 I sold the oats referred to in report

of Admr. pro tem then said being damaged by

stock

6.00

Total amount of sale and renting

$304.28


I have received out of the above to be accounted for:


Item no. 2 from JOE CARVER

11.50 (?)

Item no. 3 J. K. SMITH with int. 2.00 till 1st Novr 80

27.00

Item no. 5 Neathery & Church

49.00

Item no. 6 Justice of the peace prect. No. 2

2.08

Item no. 7 Retained in my hands as above

12.20

Item no. 8 L. C. SMITH

6.00


$48.18


In addition to which I received on foot (?) of debts due the Estate as per list of claims 31st Decr.

1879 from HENRY CARVER in full payment of his pro (?) note & Int. 46.60.

29th Novr. 1879 from JNO. STANDFORD a payment of account of his promissory note 51.00

Total Receipts $195.78




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Outgoings


Novr. Voucher

Date of payment

Persons and

particulars

Amt.

1


L. C. SMITH work done

during my temporary

administration as per

last account

$10.00

2

31st Aug. ‘79

L. C. SMITH fencing

and wire

6.00

3

23 Dec. ‘79

J. M. Benge Co. Clerk’s

cost for 1879

22.25

4

1st Jany. ‘80

CARVERS et al

appraisers fees

6.00

5

31st Jany. ‘80

Col. Oglesby state &

county taxes for 1879

16.40

6

13 Novr. ‘80

H. B. SULLIVAN M. D.

Approved claim no. 4

with Int[erest]

16.25

7

13 Novr. ‘80

J. R. SMITH claim no. 5

& Int.

7.37

8

13 Novr. ‘80

H. B. HALE claim no.2

& Int.

16.00

9

13 Novr. ‘80

Neathery & Church

Claim no. 7 & Int.

38.00

10

13 Novr. ‘80

Neathery & Church

Baggining & teas (?)

ordered by me

6.00

11

30 Novr. ‘80

J. H. BINGHAM printing

Notice in Co. paper

15.50




$145.77


Balance in my hands


40.00


On the (blank) day of (blank) 1879 I was sued as admr. for a debt evidenced by a promissory note signed by R. S. PHILPOT, L. C. SMITH and the deceased R. D. BUMPASS and I discovered that the two latter were virtually securities and that the co-surety with deceased was insolvent & that the principal was selling off his property in order to defeat the payment of his debts. I loaned the co-surety his half of the money it being agreed that the proceeds of the Judgmt. I hoped to obtain should all be paid to me. I then sued PHILPOT in the name of the co-surety and myself as Admr. and had all attachment[s] served and intternately [immediately?] realized the amount and cost by execution and these saved the Estate $47.37/100 as appear by certificate of Justice of the peace here with filed marked exhibit A. The said R. S. PHILPOT who was tenant (for the cropping season of 1879) of the farm of Decedent refused to pay a portion of the rent due and I had to proceed by distress and obtained Judgmt. for $17 56/100 and cost. I realized $2 09/100 under execution and retained amt. of all approved claim PHILPOT had against the estate amtg. To $12.00 as appears by a former part of this report and remainder is lost as will appear by exhibit A above referred to: At September Term of County Court I instituted suit against J. C. BUMPASS for $204.00/00 as per list of claims due the estate and which was out of date before death of Decedent, he having pleaded the Statute of Limitations and other matters said suit was decided adversely to the estate. I attended three days in [sic] necessary securing and selling crop of 1879…




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and one day selling personal property and renting farm for 1880. My charges there for

are three law suits attended to by me as an atty. [attorney] at $10.00 each $30.00

four days on business of the estate including buggy hire at $5.00 20.00

5% on receiving $195.78 9.70

5% on paying out $145.77 7.28

$67.07

From which take balance in my hands 40.00

Estate owes me at this date $27.07


I have made due effort to collect debts due the estate and find the following are not collectable on account of the insolvency and absence of the parties and other causes and it would be a useless expenditure of cost to try and collect the same.


SAM RAINEY Insolvent & transient $ 10.00

PIERCE WILKINSON Hunt Co.-a debt of his sister’s not evidence by writing and he and

his sister are both insolvent 6.00

The debt due by H. L. BUMPASS North Carolina long barred before I became

administrator not evidenced by writing. BUMPASS now dead and the indebtedness

repudiated by him before him before his death 671.00


I have a written engagement from all the living heirs by which each of them has agreed to value all debts due by them and barred by limitation and they further have agreed that they will not plead the statute against any of their debts that would become barred before final distribution. I consider it proper at this time to apply for an order of Court sell all the real estate as provided for in the will and therefore ask that the same may be ordered sold by public auction One third of the 1st of Novr.1881 second by promissory note with Vendor’s lien and one third on 1st Novr. 1882 on a similar pro. (?) note. The Real estate so asked to be sold is described as follows. Part of a tract of 305 acres of land conveyed May 13th 1870 by THOS. C. BEAN to R. D. BUMPASS decd. situated in Collin County Texas on the waters of Pilot Grove fork of the Trinity River about 15 miles E. S. E. of McKinney being part of a survey of 900 acres of land made in the name of L. WEBSTER new abst. No. 1028 old 813 Beginning at a post in the S. (?) W. cor. of said L. WEBSTER’s 900 acre survey the S. E. Cor. of a survey of ¾ of a league and one labor made in the name…




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of E. B. REED Whence an Elm mkd. X brs. N 88° W 40 vrs. and an Elm mkd. X brs. S 70° E 90 vrs. Thence N. with the E. line of said E. B. REED survey 50 chs. and 8 lks. a post in the N. W. corner of said 305 acre tract Thence E 43 chs. & 70 lks. a stake in the N. W. corner of a tract of 115 acres conveyed Oct. 1st 1874 by said R. D. BUMPASS decd. to LEM C. SMITH. Thence S 50 chs. & 8 lks. a post in S. W. cor. of said 115 acre tract Thence W. 43 chs. 70 lks. to the place of beginning Containing 218 85/100 acres of land.

The foregoing contains a correct and complete Statement of the matters to which it relates.

This 31st Novr. 1880.

Signed JOHN CHURCH admr.

of Est. of R. D. BUMPASS Decd.


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11th day of Decr. 1880.

J. W. Waddill clerk

By K. R. Craig Dy.



Which said exhibit being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded. It further appearing to the Court that all the real estate of said R. D. BUMPASS decd. should be sold as provided for by the will of the said decedent and as prayed for [in?] application and that due notice of said application had been given, it is ordered that said admr. proceed to sell of said real estate as set out and described in said application at the Court House door in the town of McKinney in the manner prescribed by law at public out-cry to the highest bidder for one third cash and two thirds due January 1st 1882 with 11% (?) per annum and that he take a note or notes from the purchaser and other security as provided by law and that he report his action to this Court within thirty days.



R. MURCHISON January 17th 1881

Admr. Est. of 2nd Annual Report

W. A. DOAK Decd. Now on this day comes R. MUCHINSON admr. of the Estate of W. A. DOAK decd. and presents his second annual Report and exhibit of the condition of said Estate which said Report having been examined by the Court It is ordered that the same be approved. It is further ordered that the said admr. proceed to pay all valid claims against said Estate in full if the Estate is solvent and in there is not sufficient money on hand belonging to said Estate to pay off and discharge…




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the same in full then it is ordered that he proceed to make a private distribution of the same among the said creditors.



Estate W. A. DOAK Decd. Co. Court Collin County

RORA (?) MURCHINSON Now comes said admr. and files his annual report showing the condition of said Estate to wit.


Amount cash on hand as shown by report filed

Febry 19th 1878

$140.65

Amt. Recd. from H. H. PATTERSON

70.00

Total

$210.65


He has paid out the following preferred claims to wit:


C. C. JOHNSON cost in District Court in case v.

H. H. PATTERSON Voucher [1]

10.75

To clerk County Court cost No. 2

2.05

5% on $210.65 collected

10.50


23.38

Leaving amount on hand to date for payment Debts $187.35


The following is a list of claims against said Estate presented and allowed by law


One note to J. M. WRIGHT

10.00

One acct. to JONATHAN HACKER

40.00

One acct. to W. D. MURCHISON

9.75

One acct. to GRANVILLE WEST

18.50

One acct. to R. MURCHISON

50.00

One acct. to Graham & Hougton

15.95


$144.92


He would respectfully show to the Court that the above claims all just and valid claims against said Estate that he has the sum of $187.35 cash on hand which he asks to be permitted to pay out in payment of said claims and that this report be received.

R. MURCHISON Admr.


Sworn to before me this 8th day of Jany. 1881

J. S. Rike J. P. & Notary public

Collin Co. Texas





H. H. FINLY January 17th 1881

admr. Report of the sale of land

Est. SAMPSON FINLY decd. Now on this day comes H. H. FINLY Admr of the Estate of SAMPSON FINLEY [sic] deceased and makes his report of the sale of land belonging to said Estate in accordance with an order hereto fore made the filing of which said report is ordered to be noted on the minutes of this Court.




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B. W. HAMPTON Jany. 17th 1881

Guardian Est. of Annual Report

WM. OGWIN Minor Now on this [day] comes B. H. HAMPTON

the Guardn. of Wm. OGWIN and files his annual report of the condition of said Estate which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.



B. W. HAMPTON Guardn. Now comes G. W. HAMPTON

of the Est. of Guardian of Wm. OGWIN and files the following

Wm. OGWIN minor the following as his annual report of the condition of said Estate which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.



B. W. HAMPTON Guardn. Now comes G. W. HAMPTON

of the Est. of Guardian of Wm. OGWIN and files

Wm. OGWIN minor his annual report showing the condition of said Estate.


Cash on hand last report $187.60

Oct. 15 1880 12 per cent interest 12 months 20.51

$208.11


Oct. 15 1880 Deduct Interest on amt. paid 3.00

$205.11


Jany 30 1880 Paid as per vouch[er] (1) here filed $25.00

Aug 4 1880 Paid as per vouch (2) here filed 10.00

5% cent on $35 Dollars 1.75

$36.75

Leaving balance on hand $168.36

to Oct 15th A. D. 1880 all of which is respectfully submitted Oct. 6th [sic]1880.

B. W. HAMPTON


Sworn to before me Oct. 6th 1880.

J. M. Benge Clerk

Co. Court Collin Co., Texas


R. C. WHITE Admr. Jany. 17th 1881 Application to sell land

Est. Now on this day came on to be heard

F. E. McKINNEY Decd. the application of R. C. WHITE admr.

of the Estate of F. E. McKINNEY Decd. to sell land belonging to said Estate and it appearing to the Court that it is necessary to sell said land for the payment of Debts against said Estate said application is approved and Administrator ordered to proceed to sell the following described real estate according to Law in two Lots of 37 feet width each dividing the same from North to South to wit: Part of lots no. 24 & 25 in Block no. 3 in the town of McKinney. Beginning at the NW corner of said Block Thence East on North line of said block 74 feet Thence S. 90 feet. Thence W. 74 feet to W line of said Block no. 3 Thence North to beginning. It is further ordered that said real Estate be sold for cash at private sale.




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CATHERINE L. FURR January 17th 1881

Surviving Approval of Bond

Wife of PAUL M. FURR decd.

Now on this day comes CATHERINE L. FURR surviving wife of PAUL M. FURR decd. and filed her bond as such surviving wife which said bond having been examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.



Bond


State of Texas Know all men by these here presents [sic] that we CATHERINE L. FURR as

Collin County principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner Co. Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the full and just sum of Two thousand and Eight hundred & fifty-nine & 15/100 Dollars Lawful Currency of the United States for the payment of which to the County Judge and his successors in office We hereby bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators. Now the conditions of the above bond are such that if the above bond as CATHERINE L. FURR will faithfully administer the community estate of herself and her late husband PAUL M. FURR and pay over one half the surplus thereof after the payment of the debts with which the whole of said Estate is properly chargeable to such person or persons as shall be entitled to receive the same then this obligation to be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect dated this 29th day of November A. D. 1889.

The Signed CATHERINE L. FURR principal

F. M. DOUGLASS sureties

S. H. WILSON


Filed Decr. 1st 1880.

Jos. W. Waddill clk.

By Craig Dy.



WALTER WHEELER Guadrn. Jan. 17th 1881

Est.

EFFIE & JESSIE WHEELER minors Application for Guardianship


Now on this day comes on to be heard the application of WALTER WHEELER for letters of guardianship of the Estates of EFFIE & JESSIE WHEELER minors and it appearing to the Court that notice of such application had been given as required by law It is ordered that said…




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WALTER WHEELER be and he is hereby appointed guardian of the estate of said minor and that letters of guardianship issue to him upon his entering into bond in the sum of thirty six hundred dollars as the law requires and taking the oath prescribed by Law.



Application


The State of Texas To the Hon. County Court

Collin County Collin Co., Texas

January Term 1881

Your applicant WALTER WHEELER most respectfully represents that he is a resident of the County of Collin & State of Texas. That EFFIE WHEELER is a female minor aged 13 years and JESSIE WHEELER is a female minor aged 11 years. That said minors have no guardian of their Estates. That they are entitled to an Estate consisting of Real Estate exclusively situated in Collin County Texas of the probable value of Eighteen hundred dollars that they the said minors all the children of your applicant and now have all their lives been in his custody. Wherefore your applicant prays that citation be issued as required by law and that upon hearing here of your applicant be appointed guardian of the Estates of said minors.


WALTER WHEELER applicant


Filed Novr. 17th 1880

Jos. W. Waddill clk.



Probate Notice


The State of Texas In the County Court

County of Collin To the January Term 1881

The State of Texas to the Sheriff or Constable of Collin Co. Greeting.

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

The State of Texas to all persons interested in the guardianship of the estates of EFFIE & JESSIE WHEELER. WALTER WHEELER has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application…




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for guardianship of the Estate[s] of JESSIE & EFFIE WHEELER minors which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in Jany. 1881 at the Court House thereof in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said Estate[s] may appear and contest said application if they see proper. Herein fail not under penalty of law and of this writ make due return.

Issued the 17th day of Novr. 1880

Witness J. W. Waddill Clerk of said

Court and the seal there of at office

in the city of McKinney. This 17 day

of Novr. 1880.

L. S. Jos. W. Waddill Clerk of

the Co. Court Collin Co.




Sherriff’s Return


Came to hand the 17th day of Novr. 1880 and executed same day by posting copies of the within in three public place in the County one of which was at the Court House door.


Wms. Warden Shff. Collin Co.



WALTER WHEELER Guardn. January 17th 1881

Estates of Now on this day

EFFIE & JESSIE WHEELER Minors it is ordered that

JOE FORMAN, ISEO (GEO.?) W. BOWMAN & B. (?) W. BARNETT be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the Estates of EFFIE & JESSIE WHEELER minors and that they make their report to this Court as required by law.



JOHN T. MILTON Extr. January 18th 1881

Est. of

A.CRUES decd. Final Report

Now on this day comes JNO. T. MILTON Extr. of Estate of A. CRUSE decd. and files his final account as such executor. And it appearing that notice had been given as required by law and said account being examined by the Court is found in all things correct and it is ordered that said executor be discharged from his trust and said administration closed.


Final Account


Est. of ALEX CRUES decd.

Collin County Court January

Term 1881.

JOHN T. MELTON [sic] Executor of the…




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above Estate files this as his final report of said Estate. He states that the following is also the property Real & personal that has come into his hands to wit:


80 acres of Land and $304.53/100 dollars with a personal property and accounts as will more fully appear by reference to the inventory filed among the papers of this Estate and he states that said property has been disposed of as follows.

The land is placed in the hands of MRS. S. J. KIRKPATRICK the Guardian of the minor children of the said decedent in obedience to an order of this Court made at its (blank) Term 1880 and that all the house hold and Kitchen belonging to this estate was given to said MRS. KIRKPATRICK Guardian as aforesaid at the same time in obedience to said order of the Court. And he herewith files MRS. KIRKPATRICK’S receipt for said property said Receipt being marked voucher no. 1. He refers to the sale bill filed in the papers of this Estate on January 1st 1880 to show the disposition of the remainder of the property belonging to said Estate. He shows that the following statement will (illegible) the amount of----he has received and the amount he has paid out.

JOHN T. MELTON to Estate of ALEX CRUES Dr.

To amt. money received as per sale bill filed Jany. 1st 1880 $142.25

To amt. recd. in full of JOHN T. MELTON acct. 9.00

To amt. recd. in full of W. L. HUTTON 11.00

$162.25


Cr.

By amt. paid DR. DOUGLASS V. no. 2 $37.86

By amt. paid DR. LIPSCOMB V. no. 3 10.00

By amt. paid Oglesby for taxes V. no. 4 10.86

By amt. paid MRS. S. J. KIRKPATRICK V. no. 5 40.00

By amt. paid MRS. S. J. KIRKPATRICK V. no. 6 46.33

By 5% com[mission] on amt. Recd. 7.96

By 5% com. paid out 7.25

Total Amt. Pd. out $160.19


Your reporter would show that the account against W. L. HUTTON which is reported above and on the list of claims at $11.00 is incorrect in that there was only $7.98 due on said account and this was all collected by reporter and with this error corrected your reporter only received $159.25. This would leave said Estate indebted to Reporter in the sum of…




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Ninety four cents. He further states that all property of said Estate has been disposed of, that there are no other effects of said Estate in his hands. That the following persons are the only heirs at law of said decedent to wit:

JOHN, ALLIE and ROBERT CRUES who are all minors and that MRS. S. J. KIRKPATRICK is their duly appointed guardian and that they live in Collin Co. Texas and that vouchers for each item of expenditure will be filed with this report or satisfactory evidence of their correctness will be adduced; Premises considered reporter asks that the notice required by law be given of the filing of this application. That on final hearing he be discharged from his trust. That this administration be closed and for general equitable and special relief.

J. T. MELTON


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 17th Dec. 1880.

Jos. W. Waddill Clk. Co. Ct.

Collin Co. Texas

By K. R. Craig Dy.




Estate of N. BELLE DYE



J. H. BOWMAN Guardian January 18th 1881

Estate of

N. BELLE DYE minor Now on this day comes on to be heard the final report of J. H. BOWMAN Guardn. of E. [sic] BELLE DYE a minor and it appearing to the Court that due notice had been given and said report being fully examined by the Court and found in all things correct, It is ordered that the same be approved and that said Guardian upon the payment of the balance of the Court costs; and turning over to his said ward all the money and property belonging to her Estate and filing vouchers there for be discharged from his trust.


Final Report


J. H. BOWMAN Guardian

To the Estate of N. BELLE DYE minor

Decr. 15th Dr.

1879 To Balance on hand $191.27




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Decr. 15 Cr.

1879 Voucher 1 By cash to Ward sundry times 169.60

Voucher 1 By cash to Ward costs 4.20

By cash 5% com[mission] 8.69

Balance on hand 8.78

$191.27

Balance $8.78



The State of Texas County Court Jany. Term 1881

County of Collin

J. H. BOWMAN Guardian of the Estate of N. BELLE DYE a minor respectfully represents to the Court that the foregoing account contains a complete statement of all moneys property rents revenues and the disposition of the same and the amount remaining in his hands which have to his hand an account of his said Ward That said ward married on the 9th day of December 1880 to A. B. ANGEL and that she and her said husband now reside in Collin County. Therefore he prays that said E. [sic] BELLE ANGEL nee DYE and her husband the said A. B. ANGEL be cited to appear at the next term of this court to contest said account is they see proper to do so, that said account be approved and he be discharged as guardian of said Ward & for general relief.

J. H. BOWMAN


Sworn to and subscribed before me this Jany. 3rd 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk.



The State of Texas County Court Jan. Term 1881

County of Collin In the matter of the final account of J. H. BOWMAN Guardian of the Estate of N. BELLE DYE a minor & petition for discharge as such guardian we here by accept service and waive issuance of process.

A.B. ANGLEA

E. [sic] ANGLEA


Filed January 8th 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk.



Estate of ADDIE L. DYE


J. H. BOWMAN Guardian Jany. 18th 1881

Est. of

ADDIE L. DYE Minor Now on this day came on to be heard the final report of J. H. BOWMAN Guardian of ADDIE L. DYE a minor and it appearing to the Court that due notice had been given and said report being fully examined by the Court and found in all things correct it is ordered that the same be approved and that said Guardian upon the payment of the balance…




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of the court cost[s] and turning over to his ward all the money and property belonging to her Estate and filing voucher therefor be discharged from his trust.


Final Report


J. H. BOWMAN Guardian

To ADDIE L. DYE a minor


1879 Dr. Cr.

Decr.15th To balance 1st annual a/c [account] $221.06

Voucher (1) By amt. to Ward at sundry times $203.54

Voucher (2) By amt to Benge costs 4.55

Voucher (3) By amt to Wines (?) 1.75

By amt. to Wines (?) 3.25

By amt. to Wines (?) 3.00

By 5% com[mission] paying Int. $216.14 10.80

To Balance $5.88 $226.94

By Balance $5.88



The State of Texas County Court Jany. Term 1881

County of Collin To the Hon. Court of Said County

J. H. BOWMAN Guardian of the Estate of ADDIE L. DYE a minor respectfully represents that the foregoing account contains a complete account of all moneys property revenue profits and effects that have come to his hands of said minor: That said minor married on the 9th day of Dec. A. D. 1880 to JOHN BROWN and that she and her said husband reside in Collin County. Wherefore he prays that they be cited to appear at the next term of this Court and contest said account if they see proper to do so, that said account be approved and that he be discharged as such guardian and for general relief.


J. H. BOWMAN


Filed Jany. 3rd 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk.


The State of Texas County Court Jany. Term 1881

County of Collin In the matter of the final account of J. H. BOWMAN Guardian of the Estate of ADDIE L. DYE a minor & petition for discharge as such guardian we hereby accept service and waive issuance of process.

J. W. BROWN

ADDIE BROWN


Filed Jany. 8th 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk.




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J. H. MARTIN Extr. January 18th 1881.

Estate of Now on this day came

S. M. WILKINS decd. on to be heard the report of

J. H. MARTIN Executor of the Estate of S. M. WILKINS decd. showing the condition of said Estate and the same being heard and fully understood by the Court It is ordered that said report be approved and that said executor proceed to pay off all allowed and approved claims against said Estate and also the expenses of this administration.


The State of Texas County Court Jany. Term 1881

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

JAMES H. MARTIN Executor of the Estate of S. M. WILKINS deceased respectfully presents here with his exhibit in writing sworn to and subscribed by him setting forth a list of all claims against said Estate that were presented to him within the twelve months after the original grant of letters testamentary, specifying which have been allowed by him and which have been rejected and also setting forth the condition of the Estate. Wherefore he prays for an order to pay off the claims allowed and approved by the Court & for general relief.

J. H. MARTIN Extr.

S. M. WILKINS Est.

Pr. Baines Wolf & Finch


Exhibit of claims against the Estate of S. M. WILKINS Decd. and condition of the Estate.


When Presented

When allowed

Favor

Approved

Amt.

Class

Jany. 20th 1880

Jany. 20th 1880

S. J. WILKINS

Mar. 15th 1880

$264.45

4th

Jany. 20th 1880

Jany. 20th 1880

J. T. BUTLER

Mar. 15th 1880

170.50

4th


Claims Rejected


June 1880

Rejected June

1880

E. M. WILKINS


57.70 +

interest



Exhibit of Condition


J. H. MARTIN Extr.

To Estate of S. M. WILKINS Decd.



Dr.

Cr.

To amt. Received on sale of

Personal property

155.80


To amt. Received on sale of

Real property

1759.20


To amt. Received of Rents

186.00


To amt. Received of Bridge

timber to Co.

8.60


To amt. Received of cutting knife

2.10


By commissions $2111.70


105.58

Balance


2006.12


$2111.70

2111.70

To Balance cash on hand

$2006.12



For estimated expenses of estate and Legacies bequeathed…




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Extr. refers to exhibit heretofore filed Oct. 16th 1880. Also reference to Report filed Novr. 19th 1880 to show amt. due Estate from sale of land.

J. H. MARTIN Extr. Estate of

S. M. WILKINS decd.


Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 6th day of Jany. 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk.



J. W. BAINES Guardrn. Jany. 18th 1881

Est. of Now on this day

FELIX, JOHN & OLIVER GOODWIN Minors comes JOS. W. BAINES

and files his report of the sale of personal property belonging to said Estate which said report being examined by the Court and the matters and things there in fully considered it is ordered by the Court that the same be approved.


Report of Sale


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

Collin County To the Hon. County Court of said County

JOSEPH W. BAINES Guardian of the Estates of FELIX, JOHN & OLIVER GOODWIN minors respectfully represent that in obedience to an order of the Hon. County Court of Collin County made at its Sept. term A. D. 1880 on the 18th day of Oct. A. D. 1880 at the late residence of MRS. M. A. GOODWIN decd. in Collin County he sold the following described property to the parties named for the several amounts specified at public auction on a credit of six months. That the purchasers have complied with the terms of said sale, that said sale was made in conformity to law and fairly made Viz:


1 Surveyors chain to R. T. BAUMGARDUER (?)

1.10

1 Lot tools to R. T. BAUMGARDUER (?)

3.75

1 lounge to R. T. BAUMGARDUER (?)

2.00

1 Hoe to R. T. BAUMGARDUER (?)

.30

1 chain to R. T. BAUMGARDUER (?)

1.75

1 Stove to JNO. STACEY

3.50

1 lot Gear to JNO. STACEY

1.75

Scales & hoes to JNO. STACEY

.70

Amt. brot. over

14.85

1 sausage &c. to R. R. BUSH

2.00

1 Cassady Plow to R. R. BUSH

22.50

Gear to R. R. BUSH

.50

4 stands bees to R. F. HEDGECOXE

5.25

Andirons to R. F. HEDGECOXE

.60

1 Lounge to R. F. HEDCOXE

2.25





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1 chain R. F. HEDGECOXE

.50

1 Bed Stead J. E. WHITELY

4.25

1 Bureau M. C. GILLESPY

6.00

10 chairs M. C. GILLESPY

1.00

1 clothes horse M. C. GILLESPY

.75

1 carpet M. C. GILLESPY

20.00

4 chairs M. C. GILLESPY

4.00

1 Settee M. C. GILLESPY

7.00

1 Rocky chair M. C. GILLESPY

7.00

1 Bed stead M. C. GILLESPY

2,50

1 cook stove M. C. GILLESPY

3.00

1 stove M. C. GILLESPY

4.00

1 Table J. S. LIPSCOMB

6.00

1 clock B. L. HERNDON

3.00

1 safe B. B. L. HERNDON

2.50

1 (illegible) stove B. L. HERNDON

2.00

1 Bureau B. L. HERNDON

9.00

1 table B. L. HERNDON

12.00

1 pot &c. B. L. HERNDON

4.00

1 sewing machine B. L. HERNDON

28.00

1 Bed &c. B. L. HERNDON

16.00

Amt. over

190.45

1 Rocking chair B. L. HERNDON

10.00

1 La Belle wagon B. L. HERNDON

60.00

2 Double Shovels B. L. HERNDON

7.00

1 Bed stead B. L. HERNDON

11.00

Lot of books T. T. QUESENBERRY

1.25

1 Lot plows T. T. QUESENBERRY

1.00

1 Hoe &c T. T. QUESENBERRY

.25

Andirons T. T. QUESENBERRY

.30


$282.25


Wherefore he prays that the said sale be in all things confirmed and recorded & for general relief.


JOS. W. BAINES

Guardian

Ests. of FELIX, JOHN & OLIVER GOODWIN


Sworn to and subscribed before me the 23rd day of Novr. 1880.

J. W. Waddill Clk.

Co. Ct. Collin Co. Tex.



JOHN CHURCH Admr. Jany. 18th 1881

Est. of Now on this day comes JOHN

R. D. BUMPASS Decd. CHURCH Admr. of said Estate and

files his report of sale of land belonging to said Estate.




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See page 410 for corrected Order:


W. A. & STEPHEN THURMON Jany. 18th 1881

vs. Application to sell Land

GEO. COFFMAN Admr. of Now on this day come[s] N. A. &

C. BLACK Decd. STEPHEN THURMAN and files their

application for the sale of land belonging to the estate of C. BLACK Decd.



Estate of C. BLACK decd.

Collin County Court

January Term 1881

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County Texas N. A. THURMAN and her husband STEPHEN THURMAN who reside in Los Angelos [sic] County in the State of California complaining of GEO. W. COFFMAN admr. of the Estate of C. BLACK Decd. would represent and show that on or about ___ day of 187_ said C. BLACK departed this life intestate in Collin County Texas and that on or about ___day of 187_ the said COFFMAN made executed and delivered a certain promissory note in writing which is hereto attached marked exhibit (A) to these applicants, that said note bears date Dec. 1st 1877 is for the sum of One hundred and ninety seven & 60/100 Dollars with interest at the rate of 10% per annum from Jan. 1st 1878, That said note was due on 1st of January 1879 That said note was given for part of the purchase money on the tract of land herein after described and that said amt. of said note and the Interest accrued thereon is a lien on said land. That said note has long since been due and owing and that neither said BLACK or said COFFMAN have ever paid to these applicants said note or any part thereof. Your applicant further show[s] that on the 29th of Jany. 1880 they presented said note duly verified to said admr. for his allowance and that on said 29th of Jany. 1880 said COFFMAN did allow said note as a claim against said BLACK Estate and that on the 15th of March 1880 amount due on said note as allowed by said admr. was approved by T. C. Goodner Co. Judge of Collin Co. as a claim of the 3rd class against said Estate. That the allowance made by said admr. and the approval of said Co. Judge will further…




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appear by reference to exhibit (B) hereto attached and pray to be taken as a part hereof.

Your applicants would also show that the tract of land for the purchase money of which said note was given is described as follows to wit: Being a part of the H. T. CHINOWETH 1280 acre survey Abst. No. 11e in Collin County Texas on the waters of East Fork of Trinity and beginning at stake N. E. Corner H. T. CHENOWETH’S original survey from said stake a forked ash mkd. H D brs. S.40° W 2 70/100 chs. (stump only remaining) an Elm 12 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 85 W 1 43/100 chs. and an Elm 14 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S. 36 W 2 70/100 chs. Thence S 23 9/100 chs. a stake double bois d’arc in hedge 3 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 65 ½ W 69 lks. Thence West 49 35/100 chs. to stake in W line of 347 acres of which this is a portion an Elm mkd. (bar Z bar) brs. S. 81 ½ E 32 lks. Thence N 23 9/100 chs to N W corner said 347 acre tract. Thence E 49 35/100 chs. to the place of beginning containing 113 95/100 chs. to the place of beginning containing 112 95/100 acres of land. The premises considered the applicants ask that said admr. be cited to answer this application, that notice be given by posting to persons interested in this Estate in the manner required by law—that on final hearing said administrator be ordered to sell said land at public auction for cash in hand to satisfy said note and interest and the cost incurred in this proceeding and for such other and further relief as to the Court may seem right and proper and for general equitable and special relief.

Jenkins & Muse

Attys. for applicants


[margin note: “Exhibit A”]


$197.60

On or before the first day of Jany. 1879 I promise to pay N. A. & STEPHEN THURMAN the sum of One hundred and ninety seven dollars & 60 cts. with interest Jany. 1st 1878 at 10%. This note is given in part payment of the purchase money on a tract of 113 97/100 acres deeded to me by the said THURMAN & wife by deed dated Decr. 1-1877 said land is in Collin County and is part of the H. T. CHENOWETH survey.

CHISTOPHER BLACK




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Exhibit (B)


State of Texas I JAMES H. JENKINS agent for

County of Collin N. A. & STEPHEN THURMAN do swear

that the attached note for $197 60/100 due on the 1st day of January 1879 and dated Dec. 1st 1877 with interest from Jany 1st at 10% per annum is Just and due against the estate of C. BLACK decd. and unpaid and that all off sets credits and payments known to affiant have been allowed. That affiant sold the land to CHRISTOPHER BLACK for which said note was given and took said note and has had the same in his possession ever since the signing by the said BLACK.

J. H. JENKINS Agent


Sworn to before me this Decr. 18th 1879

J. M. Benge Clk.

By P. Walton Dpy.


Presented and allowed for the full amount.

Jany. 29th 1880.

GEO. W. COFFMAN admr. of the

Est. C. BLACK Decd.


Approved as 3rd class claim for $197 60/100 Mar. 15th 1880.

T. C. Goodner Co. Judge

Filed Jany. 29th 1880.

J. M. Benge clk.

By P. Walton Dpy.


[Part not transcribed because it is marked “Error Error” across face of the text.]


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

Thursday morning 9 o’clock Jany. 20th 1881 Court met pursuant to adjournment. Officers of yesterday.




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

Friday morning 9 o’clock Jany. 21st 1881.

Court met pursuant to adjournment. Officers as of yesterday.



J. P. SEIGLER Jany. 21st 1881

vs. Application for Administration

Est. A. W. & C. MURRAY decd. Now on this day this cause is continued to perfect notice.



G. W. COFFMAN admr. Jany. 21st 1881

Est. of

C. BLACK Decd. Application to sell personal property

Now on this day came on to be heard the application of GEO. W. COFFMAN admr. of the Est. of C. BLACK Decd. to sell the following described personal property to wit: About 400 bushels of corn the property of said Estate and it appearing to the Court that it is necessary that said property should be sold in order to satisfy debts existing against said Estate it is ordered that said administrator proceed to sell the same at private sale on six months credit taking notes from purchasers with good security as required by law.



Est. of D. D. GRAYHAM Decd. Jany. 21st 1881

W. D. CHAPMAN admr.

Now on this day came on to be heard the motion of W. D. CHAPMAN admr. of said Estate to correct the inventory heretofore filed of said Estate with reference to the item of one note due from ALEX MURCHISON set out in said inventory as $2400.00/00 and bearing interest from Date so as to make said item appear $2464.00 with interest from January 1st 1877 at 12% per annum which motion being examined and fully understood by the Court It is ordered that the same be granted and the said inventory be and the same is hereby corrected so as to conform to said motion.




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W. H. McCURLEY Guardian Jany. 21st 1881

Estates of

FOREST McCURLEY Et al minors Now on this day comes

W. H. McCURLEY Guardian of the Estates of FOREST McCURLEY, BELLE McCURLEY, CRISSY McCURLEY, ROBT. McCURLEY and ELIZA McCURLEY minors and files the inventory and appraisement of the Estates of said minors which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.



Inventory

The State of Texas

Collin County Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of FOREST McCURLEY, BELLE McCURLEY, CRISSY McCURLEY, ROBT. McCURLEY and ELIZA McCURLEY to wit:

118 acres part of Wm. BOREN survey on waters of Pilot grove in County county valued at $400.00

W. H. McCURLEY

W. H. McCURLEY

G. T. WILSON

his

J. T. x BURNS

mark


Personally appeared before me W. H. McCURLEY, JOHN F. BURNS and GEO. F. WILSON who upon oath says that the above valuation is a true and correct one. This the 24 Day of Dec. 1880.

B. F. Eakle J. P.

Prect. No. 8 C. C. Texas


Filed Jany. 21st 1881.

J. W. Waddill

Co. Clk.


Ordered that Court adjourn until tomorrow

Morning at 9 o’clock.

Saturday Jany. 22nd 1881 Court met pursuant to adjournment officers of Court as of yesterday.



J. H. BOWMAN Guardn. Jany. 22nd 1881

Est. of

JOHN RUSSELL Minor Now on this day this cause is continued by operation of Law.




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IRA P. HOWARD admr. Jany. 22nd 1881

Estate of

E. B. HOWARD Decd. Now on this day came on

to be heard the motion of IRA P. HOWARD administrator of the Estate of E. B. HOWARD Decd. to have an order made by this Court on the 27th day of November 1880 approving the report of the sale of land belonging to said estate made by said administrator on the 22nd day of Novr. 1880 and filed on the same day which motion being considered by the Court is granted and it is ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that clerk do enter up said order nunc pro tunc.



Est. of E. B. HOWARD Decd. Approval of sale of land

November 29th 1880


Now on this day comes on to be heard the report of the sale of the remainder of the lands belonging to the Est. of E. B. HOWARD Decd. made by IRA P. HOWARD admr. of said Estate in obedience to an order of this Court made at its present term And on the 23rd day of Novr. 1880 and the matters and things contained in said report being fully understood by the said Court and it appearing that said sale of land has been made at private sale for cash in hand as ordered by this Court that five days having elapsed since the filing of said report of sale that said land brought the sum of $1350.00 that said sum of money was a fair price for said land that said sale had been fairly made and in strict conformity with law It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that said sale of land herein after mentioned be in all things confirmed and that said administrator IRA P. HOWARD make execute and deliver to R. F. JONES the purchaser of said land upon his complying with the terms of his bid a conveyance of said land and that said Report of sale be recorded by the clerk of this Court said land so sold as aforesaid being described as follows to wit: Situated in Collin County Texas about 7 miles N W from McKinney and being a part of two surveys. 97 acres out of the JOSEPH CRUTCHFIELD survey and 110 acres out of the D. M. CRUTCHFIELD survey and beginning in the D. M. CRUTCHFIELD survey at the N W corner of a 40 acre…




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tract owned by JOHN B. HOWARD Thence N to the N W corner of a 40 acre tract owned by IRA P. HOWARD in said D. M. CRUTCHFIELD survey Thence W with N.B. line of said D. M. CRUTCHFIELD survey to the N W corner of said D. M. CRUTCHFIELD survey the same being the N E corner of a 640 acre survey made in the name of JOSEPH CRUTCHFIELD Thence continuing west with the N. B. line of said JOSEPH CRUTCHFILED survey 23 chs. to a stake Thence S. with the W. B. line of two tracts conveyed by D. M. CRUTCHFIELD to R. HOWARD 40 chs. and 49 lks. to a stake. Thence E 18 chs. 76 lks. to the E. B. line of JOSEPH CRUTCHFIELD survey Thence S with the W. B. line of D. M. CRUTCHFIELD survey to the N W corner of a 40 acre tract own[ed] by JOHN B. HOWARD Thence E with the N. B. line of said JOHN B. HOWARD’S 40 acre tract to the beginning containing 207 acres of land more or less.



J. P. SEIGLER Admr. Jany. 21st 1881

Est. of

A.W. & C. MURRAY Decd. Now on this day came on

to be heard the report of J. P. SEIGLER temporary administrator of the Estate of A. W. & C. MURRAY Decd. and it appearing to the Court that notice of the application of the said J. P. SEIGLER for permanent administration had not been given as required and that it was necessary for someone to have charge of the said Estate of the said A. W. & C. MURRAY the report is hereby continued to next regular term of this Court with leave to fill amended answer and said J. P. SEIGLER is hereby continued as temporary administrator of the estates of the said A. W. & C. MURRAY with all the power hereto fore conferred in his previous appointment till the next term of this Court.



F. M. MARSHALL Jany. 22nd 1881

vs.

JOHN BACCUS Now on this day came on to be

heard the application of F. M. MARSHALL for letters of guardianship of the Estate of JOHN BACCUS a minor and it appearing to the Court that due notice has been given as required by law of such application It is ordered that said F. M. MARSHALL be and he is hereby appointed Guardian of the Estate of said minor and that letters of…




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guardianship issue upon his entering into bond in the sum of six hundred dollars conditioned as the law requires and taking the oath prescribed by law.



Application



State of Texas In County Court Novr. Term 1880

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

The County Court of said County.

Your petitioners F. M. MARSHALL would respectfully show that JOHN BACCUS is a minor about fifteen years of age residing in the County of Collin and without any lawful guardian of his estate and is of the male sex and is entitled to about 30 acres of land situated in Collin County estimated to be worth about $300.00 that the parents of said minor are dead wherefore he prays that he be appointed guardian of the Estate of said minor.

F. M. MARSHALL


The State of Texas In Co. Court Novr. Term A. D. 1880

Collin County

The undersigned minor who resides in Collin County state of Texas and being over the age of fourteen years hereby waives the issuance of Citation and the ten days notice and chooses F. M. MARSHALL as guardian of my Estate.

his

JOHN x BACCUS

mark



F. M. MARSHALL January 22nd 1881

Guard. Est. of

JOHN BACCUS minor Now on this day it is ordered that SAM YOUNG, HOGAN WITT and W. M. BUSH be and the same are appointed appraisers of the Estate of JOHN BACCUS a minor and that they make their report to this Court as required by Law.



JOSEPH FORMAN admr. Jany. 22nd 1881

Est. of Report of sale of land

D. C. FORMAN Decd. Now on this day came on to be

heard the report of JOE FORMAN Admr. of the Estate of D. C. FORMAN decd. of the sale of certain lands belonging to said Estate which said report being considered by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded. It is further ordered that said…




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administrator make title to said purchaser in compliance with the term of said sale.



The State of Texas To the County Court of said county

Collin County Your reporter JOSEPH FORMAN

administrator of the Estate of D. C. FORMAN late of said county here with would represent that on this 4th day of Jany. 1881 he as the administrator of said Estate in accordance with an order of the County Court of Collin County made at the November Term there of A..D. 1880 on the (blank) day of said month exposed to sale at public outcry for cash in hand the following described real Estate belonging to said Estate of said D. C. FORMAN at the Court house door in the city of McKinney to the highest bidder having previously advertised said sale according to law, said sale made within the legal hours of Admrs. sales when the following described property was sold to J. T. KENDRICK he being the highest bidder.

1st to wit: One undivided ¼ interest in J. M. SIMMONS survey of 293 in Collin co. all having been previously sold but 160 acres said FORMAN’S interest being 40 acres at the sum of $225.00

3rd 1/3 interest in the C. F. M. GOODWIN survey in Collin County of 320 acres. 6 acres of said FORMAN’S interest having been previously sold—leaving said FORMAN’S interest about 100 acres which is claimed to be community property between FORMAN & his wife at $410.00.

2nd [note out of order] 1/5 interest undivided in the ELI SNYER survey in Collin county of 320—said FORMAN’S interest being 64 acres at the sum of $400.00.

4th ¼ undivided interest in 147 acres in JOHN CABILL survey in Collin County claimed to be community property between said FORMAN & his first wife his interest being 24 ½ acres at $170.00.

5th 1/3 undivided interest in 47 acres in the M. BECK survey in Collin co. claimed to be community property between FORMAN & his first wife at $50.00.

6th tract-1/5 undivided interest in 25 acres in the W. J. JACKSON survey in Collin County said Commun. (?) interest being about 5 acres at $25.00.

7 tract 1/3 undivided interest in 598 acres in the SOLOMON HICKELL survey in Nacogdoches Co. at the sum of $200.00.

8th One hundred acres in the A. L. STOCKTON survey in Dallas & Rockwall co. it being undivided in a tract of 527 acres owned by JOSEPH and JAMES FORMAN said 100 acres having been conveyed by JAMES FORMAN at $235.00. All amounting to $1715.00.




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Your reporter would further represent that said land sold at a fair price & would ask that the same be confirmed and he be directed to make title to the same upon the usual terms.


JOSEPH FORMAN

Admr. of D. C. FORMAN



The State of Texas Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority JOSEPH

Collin County FORMAN admr. of the Estate of D. C. FORMAN who being duly sworn says that the foregoing report of sale of lands belonging to said Estate is true & correct to certify which I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my office this Jany 4th A. D. 1881.


J. W. Waddill Co. Clerk

Collin Co. Texas


Filed January 4th 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk.



Estate of SAMPSON FINLEY Decd. Jany. 24th 1881


H. H. FINLEY administrator Now on this day came on to be heard the report of sale of H. H. FINLEY admr. of SAMPSON FINLEY Decd. of two tracts of [land] described below, said sale made in pursuance to an order of this Court made on the 29th day of March A. D. 1879 and by said report of sale said land sold to THOS. BUSH and TAYLOR for the sum of ($100.00) one hundred Dollars cash the same being $5.00 five Dollars per acre, and it appearing to the Court that said sale was made for a fair price the same is here by approved and confirmed and said administrator is hereby ordered to make good and sufficient deeds to the purchasers upon their complying with the terms of sale said land described as follows to wit: first tract of five acres situated in Collin County Texas on the waters of Rowlett’s creek and being part of the THOS. KENNEDY survey Beginning at the most westerly corner of a tract of five acres of land sold by THOS. FINLEY to D. MELTON on the (blank) day of (blank) A. D. 18— to a post in the Bed of Rowlett’s creek Thence N 45° E to a walnut 6 in. in dia. mkd. X bears N 38 ½ ° E 38 lks. Thence N 45°E 12 chs. & 46 lks. to a post from which a Spanish oak 5 in. dia. mkd. X brs. S 17° E 33 lks. Thence N 45° W 3 chs. & 67 lks. to a post from which a Spanish oak 10 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 72° W 96 lks. a Spanish oak…




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10 in. in dia. marked X brs S 74 ¼ ° W 104 lks. Thence W 1 ch. 83 lks. to a post in branch Thence S 45° W 10 chs. & 90 lks. to a post on the bank of Rowlett’s creek from which an Elm mkd. X 6 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. N 15° W 32 (?) lks. continuing S 45° W to the middle of Rowlett’s creek Thence down the same with its meanderings to the place of beginning containing 5 acres of land.

Second tract containing 15 acres described as follows situated in Denton County on the waters of Big Elm about 2 miles S. W. of Hill Town (Little Elm P. O.). Described as follows being part of a (blank) acre survey made in the name of (blank) TEEL (TIEL?) & beginning at a Locust tree 4 in. in dia. marked X from which an oak 6 in. in. dia. mkd. X brs. N 49 lks. also a rock brs. N 1 28/100 chs. which is S E Corner of a 90 acre tract owned by NEWMAN. Thence N 4 28/100 chs. to stake from which a Chamy (?) 5 in. in dia. brs E 29 lks. Thence E 35 chs. to 2 chestnut (?) trees mkd. X each Thence S 4 28/100 to stake Thence W 35 lks. to place of beginning and it is further ordered adjudged and decreed that upon the payment of said purchase money as aforesaid that all right title and interest in and to said land be divested from and out of said Estate of SAMPSON FINLEY Decd. and be invested in the said THOS. BUSH and OLL (?) TAYLOR and it is further ordered that said report of sale be by the clerk of this Court recorded.



The State of Texas January Term 1881

Collin County

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County.

H. H. FINLEY admr. of the Estate of SOLOMON FINLEY Decd. would beg leave to report that in pursuance of an order of your honorable Court entered on the 29th day of March A. D. 1879 that he had sold the here after described 2 tracts of Land belonging to the Estate of SOLOMON FINLEY deceased on this the 17th day of January A. D. 1881 in Collin County Texas to THOS. BUSH and OLIVER TAYLOR at private sale for cash at $5.00 per acre. Total $100.00. He states that the 1st tract of five acres described as follows situated in Collin County Texas on the waters of Rowlett’s creek and being part of the THOS. KENNEDY survey Beginning at the most westerly corner of a tract of five acres of land sold by THOS. FINLEY to D. MELTON on the (blank) day of (blank) A. D. 18—at a post in the bed Rowlett’s Creek Thence N 45° E to a Walnut 6 in. in dia. in the Bank there of from which an…




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Elm 8 in. in dia. mkd. X brs N 38 ½ ° E 38 lks. Thence N 45° E 72 chs. & 46 lks. to a post from which a Spanish oak 5 in. in dia. mkd. X brs S 17° E 33 lks. Thence N 45° W 3 chs. & 67 lks. to a Spanish Oak 10 in. in dia. mkd X brs. S. 72° W 96 lks a Spanish oak 10 in. in dia. mkd. X brs S 74 ¼ ° W 104 lks. Thence W 1 ch. 83 lks. to a post in branch Thence S 45° W 10 chs. & 90 lks to a post on the bank of Rowlett Creek from which an Elm mkd. X 6 in. in dia. mkd X brs. N. 15° W 32 lks. continuing S 45° W to the middle of the bed of Rowlett creek Thence down the same with its meanderings to the place of beginning containing 5 acres of land. Second tract described as following to wit: Situated in Denton County Texas on the waters of big Elm about 2 miles S W from Hill Town (Little Elm P. O.) Described as follows being part of a (blank) acre survey made in the name of TEIL & beginning at a Locust tree 4 in. in dia. marked X from which an Oak 6 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. N 49 lks. also a rock brs. N 1 28/100 chs. which a cleary (cherry?) 5 in. in dia. brs. E 29 lks. Thence E 35 lks. to a chestnut tree mkd. X each Thence S 4 28/100 to stake Thence W 35 chains to place of beginning containing fifteen acres of land. Where fore this Administrator asks that sale be approved by the Court and that the sale be confirmed and deed be ordered made to the purchaser.

H. H. FINLEY


Sworn to before me this January 17th 1880.

J. W. Waddill clk.


H. H. FINLEY admr. In the County Court of

Est. of Collin County Jany. Term A. D. 1881

SAMPSON FINLEY Decd. To the Hon. T. C. Goodner Co. Judge Collin County

HAVEN FINLEY Administrator of the Estate of SAMPSON FINLEY deceased would beg leave to make this his final report as admr. of the Estate of SAMPSON FINLEY deceased. He would represent and show to the [Court] that in pursuance of an order of this Court he sold and returned into your Hon. Court a report of sale of 40 acres of land which brought the sum of $626.00…




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as will appear from his report of sale filed in the papers of his decedent’s estate dated Febry. 2nd 1878 and to which reference is hereby made and that said sum of $626.00 is all the effects that has come into the hands of said admr. and he believes the said land so sold is all the property belonging to his said decedent’s estate except the land herein after mentioned, he paid the following claims against his decedent’s estate 1st to Dr. W. C. McCLAULEY. Dr.’s bill formerly reported to this Court, his receipt herewith filed marked exhibit (1) $50.00

ISAAC CROUCH receipt herewith filed marked exhibit (2) $20.00

Alexander & Arons receipt here with filed marked exhibit (3) 11.80

CHARLES JOHNSON clk. of the District Collin Co. Receipt herewith filed

marked exhibit (4) 27.52

To White and Doggett attys. fees as per Voucher no. 5 30.00

J. M. Benge clk. Co. Court Collin County as per Voucher no. 6 11.25

To JOHN FINLEY as per Voucher no. 7 37.50

To J. H. JENKINS as per Voucher no. 8 25.25

To JNO. H. BRIGHAM as per Voucher no. 9 6.00

To G. R. YANTIS Collector of Taxes Voucher no. 10 9.75

Total $229.07


And your administrator would represent and show that he is entitled to $42.70

as commissions 5% on $626.00 and also 5% on $229.07

  1. And he would further show that he has paid R. S. DRAKE guardian of the Estate of SAPHRONIA FINLEY the sum of $39.60 on her interest in the Estate of SAMPSON FINLEY decd, as one of the nine (?) children and heirs of said Estate, receipt herewith filed, marked exhibit X

  2. He has also paid to J. F. & S. A. PRYOR $30.00 on their share of said Estate, they being husband and wife entitled to one ninth of said Estate as per voucher filed.

  3. To JOHN and ANNE MORGAN atty. J. L. Doggett $20.00 on their interest in said Estate as per voucher Z (?)

  4. To GEORGE & CHARITY JORDAN who are entitled to one ninth interest in said Estate $30.00 as per voucher A.




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  1. To SARAH FINLEY as heir of said Estate the sum of $20.00 as pr. Voucher B.

  2. To THOS. FINLEY as one of said heirs the sum of $35.00 as per Voucher C.

  3. To JOHN FINLEY as one of the said heirs $34.00 as per Voucher D.


He would show that 2 of the heirs of said Estate he has not yet settled with in any part of their interest in said Estate to wit: SAMPSON FINLEY and MARY FINLEY that they are each entitled to one ninth interest in his decedent’s Estate and he would show to the Court that there is at this time $165.63/100 in his hand and that he has to pay J. L. DOGGETT atty. Law $10.00 for making out this report leaving $155.63 in his hands for distribution among the heirs.

He would further show to the Court that the Estate owns 15 acres of land out of the B. TEAL survey in Denton County & 5 acres of land out of the KENEDY survey in Collin County and that all of said land is timber land and he prays that on a final hearing of this account the same be approved by the Court and that he be finally [be] discharged as said administrator of said Estate having fully administered the same.


H. H. FINLEY

J. L. Doggett atty.

H. H. FINLEY


Sworn to before me this December 28th 1878.

J. M. Benge Clk.

By P. Walton Dpty.



Estate of SAMPSON FINLEY

vs. In the County Court Jany.

H. H. FINLEY Admr. Term A. D. 1881

Now at this term of the Court comes H. H. FINLEY admr. of the Est. of SAMPSON FINLEY decd. and files this his supplemental final account and say[s] since the filing of his final acct. of Decr. 17th 1878 he has sold the 15 acres of timber land out of the B. TEAL survey in Denton County and five acres of Timber…




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land out of the KENNEDY survey in Collin County and that said land belongs to his intestate’s Estate and that the said land brought the sum of $100.00 and that he has received said amount of money and he further states that this is all of said that he knows of in existence.


Amt. Received on last land sold as stated above


$100.00

He further states that since filing his final report he has paid to S. A. PRYOR & wife


6.25

To JOHN MORGAN & wife


16.25

To GEORGE JORDAN & wife


6.25

To SARAH FINLEY


16.25

To THOMAS FINLEY


1.25

To JOHN FINLEY


2.25

To J. P. DOWELL Guardn. SAMPSON FINLEY JR.


36.25

To MARY FINLEY


36.25

Total amt. paid since last final report


121.00

Amt. on hand as per last final Report

$155.63


Take from this

121.00


Leaves in my hand prior to

receiving

$ 24.63


The last $100.00 add this $24.63 to $100 makes $124.63 now in my hands

$124.63





Paid J. L. DOGGETT for legal services in preparing

final report $10.00, writing Deed $2.50 & this

supplemental report $2.50 as per Voucher a

15.00

Paid LELAND FRANKLIN for surveying land as

per Voucher b

3.00

Paid Co. Clk. cost as per voucher c

24.45

My Commissions on $100.00 at 5 %

5.00

My Commissions on $42.45 at 5 %

2.12

Total amt. paid out

$49.57

Leaving in my hands for distribution

$75.06

All of which is respectfully submitted.


H. H. FINLEY


Sworn to before me this JANY. 24TH 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk.


Filed Jany. 245h 1881

J. W. Waddill clk.



Est. SAMPSON FINLEY Decd. January 24 A. D. 1881

H. H. FINLEY Admr. Now on this day came

on to be heard the final account of H. H. FINLEY Admr. of SAMPSON FINLEY Decd. filed on the 17th day of Decr. 1878 and his supplemental account filed this the 24th of Jany. 1881 and it appearing that due notice of the filing of the same had been given as required by law…




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and the matters and things in said final and supplemental accounts being fully understood by the Court the same are hereby approved and ordered to be recorded and it further appearing from said accounts that there remains in the hands of said Admr. aforesaid the sum of ($401.31) four hundred & one & 31/100 dollars after the payment of all debts against said Estate as aforesaid and that no advancements have been made by said decedent to any of his heirs at law it is therefore ordered that said sum $401 31/100 be partitioned by said admr, that said admr. do pay over to the following named persons who are hereby declared and established as children and heirs of SAMPSON FINLEY Decd. or their legally qualified guardians the said sum of $401 31/100 viz: To SOPHOMIA FINLEY or her Guardian the sum of $44 59/00 the same being one ninth of said Estate remaining in said admrs. hands. That he pay to J. F. & S. A. PRYOR $44 59/00 the same being one ninth and their interest in said Estate. To JOHN and ANN MORGAN $44 59/00 the same being one ninth & their interest in said Estate. To GEO. & CHARITY JORDAN $44 59/00 the same being their share in said Estate. To SARAH FINLEY $44 59/00 her interest in said Estate. To THOS. FINLEY $44 59/00 his interest in said Estate. To JOHN FINLEY $44 59/00 his interest in said estate. To SAMPSON FINLEY JR. or his legal guardian J. P. DOWELL $44 59/00 his interest in said Estate. To MARY FINLEY $44 59/00 her interest in said Estate, the above named persons being the only children and heirs at law of said SAMPSON FINLEY Decd. and each entitled to one ninth of said Estate and it is further ordered that the said administrator do pay over to each of the above named persons the amount above specified as above set forth and that he do file with the clerk of this Court his vouchers for the same in the papers of the said Estate and upon the said administrator complying with this order, filing said Vouchers as aforesaid he be discharged from further administration of said Estate and that the succession in the said Estate of SAMPSON FINLEY decd. be forever closed and at an end.




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Ordered that Court adjourn until tomorrow morning 9 o’clock Jany 25th 1881.

Court met pursuant to adjournment, officers as of yesterday.



S. R. HAMILTON Guardn. Jany. 25th 1881

Est. of

THOS. HARTNESS Minor Now on this day comes SAM R. HAMILTON

Guardian of THOS. HARTNESS a minor and files his bond as such Guardian which said bond having been examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be Recorded.


Bond


The State of Texas Estate of THOS. HARTNESS minor

Collin County Know all men by these presents [sic] that we SAM R. HAMILTON as principal and (blank) as sureties [sic] whose residence is in the County of Collin & state of Texas are bound unto T. C. Goodner Judge of the County Court of Collin county and his successors in office in the sum of $800.00 Eight hundred dollars conditioned that the said SAM R. HAMILTON shall well and faithfully perform all the duties incumbent upon him as guardian of the Estate of THOS. HARTNESS minor.

Witness our hands this Decr. 31st 1880.


SAM R. HAMILTON

J. P. SEIGLER

J. A. SEIGLER



I do solemnly swear that I will well & truly perform the duties of Guardian of the Estate of THOS. HARTNESS Minor.

SAM R. HAMILTON


Sworn to before me this Jany. 19th 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk.



J. H. BOWMAN Guardn.

Jany. 25th 1881

Est. THOS. C. DYE minor 2nd Annual Report

Now on this day cause is continued by operation of the Law.




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J. H. BOWMAN Guardn. Jany. 25th 1881

Est. LURA P. DYE minor 2nd Annual Report

Now on this day cause is continued by operation of the Law.




J. H. BOWMAN Guard. Jany. 25th 1881

Guardian Est. of

MINNIE MAY DYE minor 2nd Annual Report

Now on this day cause is continued by operation of the Law.



J. H. BOWMAN Jany. 25th 1881

Guardn. Est. of

LIZZIE M. DYE minor 2nd Annual Report

Now on this day cause is continued by operation of the Law.




GEO. A. WILSON Admr. Jany. 25th 1881

Est. of

GEO. WATTS Decd. Now on this day came on to be heard

the motion of G. A. WILSON admr. of the above Estate to be discharged as such administrator and the matters and thing[s] contained in said motion being fully understood by the Court and it appearing that said admr. had paid over to the heirs of said Estate all the money & property due them it is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court said administrator be discharged from his trust and that said administration be closed.



Est. of GEO. WATTS Decd. Collin County Court Jan. Term 1881

Now comes GEO. A. WILSON admr. of above Estate and shows to the Court that at a former time of this Court he made his final report that the same was approved and confirmed and commissioners appointed to divide the property of said Est. among the heirs there of that said Commissioners [illegible] made their report the same was confirmed by the Court and this administrator ordered to be discharged upon his filing vouchers showing the disposition he had made of the property—he shows that he has paid to MRS. WATTS the money and property allotted to her by said commissioners as will be seen by reference to her receipt Voucher No. 1 and that he paid over to himself as guardian…




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the amount of money and property set aside to each one of said minors children by said commissioners that he returned fifty dollars to finish paying off Court cost due in said Estate that he said to F. EMERSON, R. L. PARK, C. W. NOYES each $4.00 that vouchers are herewith filed for said expenditures and to JOS. W. BAINES $4.00 for publishing final report and J. M. Benge $34.86 the balance of court cost. Making in all the amount paid out fifty & 86/100 leaving said Estate indebted to him in the sum of 86 cents. Wherefore he moves that said administration be closed.


GEO. A. WILSON administrator

Est. GEO. WATTS decd.


Sworn to and subscribed to before me this Jany. 25 1881.

J. W. Waddill ck. Co. Court

by G. S. Morris Dy.


Filed Jany. 25th 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk. Co. Court Collin Co. Tex.



JOHN CHURCH admr. Report and disapproval of

Est. of sale of land

R. D. BUMPASS Decd. Now on this day came on to be

heard the report of JOHN CHURCH admr. of R. D. BUMPASS decd. of the sale of the lands belonging to said Estate consisting of 218 85/100 acres of land made in conformity to an order made on the 17th day of January 1881 together with the motion of said CHURCH for disapproval of said sale and it appearing to the Court that said land did not sell for it full value. It is ordered adjudged decreed by the Court that said sale be disapproved and that said administrator proceed to sell the said land described in said order at private sale for one half cash and one half due Jany. 1st 1882 taking note for said one half with good security bearing interest at 10 per annum from date of sale. If said administrator should fail to make said sale before the 26th day of Febry. 1881 then it is ordered that he proceed to rent said land for the year 1881 subject to the usual legal conditions.



Est. R. D. BUMPASS Decd.

In County Court Jany. Term A. D. 1881.

To the Honble. County court of County…




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JOHN CHURCH Admr. of the Estate of R. D. BUMPASS decd. would beg to report that on this the 18th day of January 1881 at the Court house door in Collin County he sold the real estate of the decd. consisting of his late homestead & containing 218 85/100 acres of land the same being bought by G. DAVIS at the sum of $1520.00 which sale was made in pursuance of an order of Court dated 17th January A. D. 1881, the terms of the sale being one third cash in hand and two thirds payable on or before 1st January 1882 with security & vendor’s lien as required by law which sale was to the highest bidder by public auction.

JOHN CHURCH Administrator as aforesaid would further represent that the aforesaid price is not sufficient & asks that the said sale be not approved, and he further asks for an order authorizing him to rent for the ensuing cropping season on credit, rent to be due & payable on or before 1st December A. D. 1881, subject however to an order authorizing him to sell 1/3 for cash & 2/3 on credit due & payable 1st January 1882, provided he care [to] do so on or before the 26th day of February 1881 & that permission of the Court be granted to either hire or sell by private contract.

All of which is respectfully submitted.


JOHN CHURCH Admr. of Estate

of R. D. BUMPASS decd.

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 18th day of January A.D. 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk. Co. Co.

By G. S. Morriss Dpy.

Filed Jany. 18th 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk. Co. Co.

By G. S. Morriss Dpy.



[margin note: “Same Order entered twice by mistake, see page 404.”]


GEO. A. WILSON Admr. Application for discharge of Admr.

Est. GEO. WATTS Decd. Jany. 25 1881

Now on this day came on to be heard the application of GEO. A. WILSON admr. of the Estate of GEO. WATTS decd. for his final discharge, and it appearing to the Court that said Admr. has paid off all the costs of said administration and delivered the money and property of said estate to the parties entitled thereto under the decree of partition and distribution heretofore made by this Court among the widow and the heirs of said estate. It is ordered adjudged and decreed that said administration be closed and that said administrator be and he is hereby discharged from his trust.




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Estate of GEO. WATTS Collin County Court Jan. Term 1881

Decd.

Now comes GEO. A. WILSON admr. of the above estate & shows to the Court that at a former term of this Court he made his final report. That the same was approved & confirmed, and commissioners appointed to divide the property of said estate among the heirs thereof. That said commissioners made their report. That the same was confirmed by the Court and this administrator ordered to be discharged upon his filing vouchers showing the disposition he had made of the property.

He shows he has paid to MRS. WATTS the money & property allotted to her by said commissioners as will be seen by reference to her receipt Voucher No. 1. And that he paid over to himself as Guardian the amount of money & property set aside to each one of said minor children by said commissioners, that he retained fifty dollars to finish paying off court cost due in said Estate. That he paid to F. EMERSON, R. L. PARKER, C. W. NOYES each $4.00. That vouchers are herewith filed for said expenditures and to JOS. W. BAINES $4.00 for publishing final report. And to J. M. Benge $34.86 for bal. of court costs making in all the amount paid out $50.86. Leaving said estate indebted to him in the sum of 86 cents. Wherefore he moves the Court to discharge from his trust and that said administration be closed.

GEO. A. WILSON

of the Estate of GEO. WATTS


Sworn to and subscribed to before me this Jany. 25th 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk. Co. Ct.

By G. S. Morris Dpty.


Filed Jany. 25th 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk. Co. Ct. Collin Cty. Texas

By. G. S. Morris Dpty.



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

Wednesday Jany. 26th 1881. Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present and presiding officers of Court as on yesterday.



J. M. GRAVES Admr. Jany. 26th 1881

Est. JNO. COFFMAN Decd.

Now on this day came on to be heard the report of the sale of personal property belonging to the estate of JOHN COFFMAN Decd. by J. M. GRAVES admr….




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in obedience to an order heretofore made. Which report being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.


Report of Sale


The State of Texas

Collin County County Court of said County setting for Probate and other like purposes. In vacation Jany. 11th 1881.

To the Hon. T. c. Goodner County Judge of said County J. M. GRAVES Admr. of the estate of JOHN COFFMAN decd. respectfully shows that at the late residence of said deceased in said County on the 14th day of Dec. A. D. 1880 by virtue of an order of said Court passed on the 2nd day of Dec. 1880, he the said admr. after due and legal notice given sold upon a credit of six months all property which sold for over $5.00 and for cash for all property which was sold for less than $5.00 to the highest bidder at public auction certain property belonging to the estate of said decedent. A full and correct account whereof is respectfully submitted to the consideration of the Court as follows to wit:


One yearling to MRS. ELIZABETH COFFMAN for

$ 3.70

One Bee hive to MRS. ELIZABETH COFFMAN for

1.75

Three Bee hives to MRS. ELIZABETH COFFMAN for

7.50

One Bee hive to MRS. ELIZABETH COFFMAN for

1.80

One bay Poney to MRS. ELIZABETH COFFMAN for

45.00

Total

$59.75

One yearling to J. H. COFFMAN for

$ 3.20

One yearling to J. H. COFFMAN for

5.10

One yearling to J. H. COFFMAN for

5.00

One yearling to J. H. COFFMAN for

6.40

One Beehive to J. H. COFFMAN for

2.85

One Beehive to J. H. COFFMAN for

1.50

One Sow to J. H. COFFMAN for

6.00

Total

$30.00

One yearling to NOAH HUBBARD for

$ 4.25

One red cow to NOAH HUBBARD for

12.00

One Bee hive to NOAH HUBBARD for

2.00

One Bee hive to NOAH HUBBARD for

3.00

One Bee hive to NOAH HUBBARD for

2.60

One Bee hive to NOAH HUBBARD for

2.65

Total

$26.50

One sow to J. HUGH GRAVES for

$ 4.85

One sow to J. HUGH GRAVES for

4.75

One Beehive to J. HUGH GRAVES for

1.85

One Beehive to J. HUGH GRAVES for

1.75

Total

$13.20

½ interest in reaper to G. W. COFFMAN for

$ 1.00





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One red pided cow to G. W. COFFMAN for

$12.00

One Gray mare to G. W. COFFMAN for

37.00

One colt to G. W. COFFMAN for

18.00

Total

$68.00

For Cash


One Beehive to J. D. RATTAN for

$ 3.00

One Beehive to N. F. DAVIS for

2.00

One Beehive to ALFORD MILLIGAN for

1.75

One Beehive to W. P. SLAUGHTER for

2.85

One Beehive to ABE RIGGLE

2.75

2 Beehives to ABE RIGGLE at $3.50

7.00

Total cash

$19.35



The State of Texas

Collin County Before me J. W. Waddill clerk of the County Court of said County came J. M. GRAVES admr. of the estate of JOHN COFFMAN deceased who being duly sworn disposes and says that the foregoing report is a true and correct account of the sale made by him of certain property belonging to said estate at the time and place aforesaid by virtue of the order aforesaid.


J. M. GRAVES


Sworn to and subscribed before me this Jany. 11th 1881.

J. W. Waddill Co. Clk.

Collin Co. Texas


Filed Jany. 11th 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk.



J. L. DOGGETT admr. of Jany. 26th 1881

Estate of

JOHN NIX decd.

Now on this day came on to be heard the motion of J. L. DOGGETT administrator of the estate of JOHN H. NIX deceased to set aside the order made in this estate on the 28th day of September A. D. 1880 and grant him a new order to sell the following described tract of land at private sale for cash. Said land described as follows to wit: A lot about 1/3 of a mile North of the public square of the city of McKinney in Collin County in the State of Texas on Kentucky street in said city and on the East side of said Kentucky street Beginning at the N W corner of a lot sold by JOHN H. NIX to MRS. STOGSDALE Thence North 165 feet to a one acre lot conveyed by JAMES McKINNEY to the H. & TC RY CO. Thence E 100 feet. Thence S. 165 Thence West 100 feet to the place of Beginning.

And said motion being in all things fully understood by the Court the same is granted and said order of Sept….




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28th 1880 is hereby revoked & said Administrator is ordered to proceed to sell said above described lot at private sale for cash and report his action under this decree to the next term of this Court.




J. H. MARTIN Exr. Final Report

Est. Jany. 26th 1881

S. M. WILKINS Decd.

Now on this day this cause is continued for want of sufficient notice.



Estate of C. BLACK Decd. Jany. 18th 1881


Now on this day came on to be heard the application of N. A. & STEPHEN THURMAN to sell the land hereinafter described. And it appearing to the Court that legal service had been made upon GEORGE COFFMAN Administrator of C. BLACK decd. that the other notice that the law requires had been given and that the claim of said N. A. & STEPHEN THURMAN had been allowed by the Administrator & approved by the Court. That said claim of said THURMANS was given for the purchase money on said land and was a lien of the same. And the Court having been fully advised of the matters and things contained in said application It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that the prayer in said application be granted. And that said Administrator proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest bidder at the Court house door in the city of McKinney on the 1st Tuesday in March 1881 after giving notice of said sale required by law. That he sell said land for one half cash and the remainder on a credit of six months with interest from the date of said sale at the rate of 10% per annum and that he make his report of this action in the premises to the next term of this Court. Said land being described as follows to wit: Being a part of the H. T. CHINOWETH 1280 acre survey abstract No. 113 in Collin County Texas on the waters of East Fork of Trinity and Beginning at stake the N. E. corner of H. T. CHINOWETH original survey, from said stake a forked Ash mrkd. H. C. brs. S. 40° W 2 20/100 chs. (stump only remaining) An elm 12 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 85 W 1 43/100 chs and an elm 14 in. in dia. mrkd. X brs. S 36 W 2 70/100 chs. Thence South 23 9/100 chs. a stake double bois d’arc in hedge 3 in. in dia. mkd X brs S 65 ½ W 69 lks. Thence West 49 35/100 chs. to a stake in the West line of 347 acres of which this is a portion an elm mkd. Z (with cross bar above and below) brs. S 81 ½ E 32 lks. Thence North 23 9/100 chs. to N W corner of said 347 acre tract Thence East 49 25/100 chs. to the place of Beginning Containing 113 95/100 acres of land.




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Ordered that Court adjourn till Court in Course.

Read & approved.

T. C. Goodner

Co. Judge



In Vacation Febry 2nd 1881



WALTER WHEELER Guardn Approval of Bond

Est. of

EFFIE & JESSIE WHEELER minors Now on this day comes WALTER WHEELER

Guardian of the Estates of EFFIE & JESSE WHEELER minors and files his bond as such Guardian. Which said bond being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.



The State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these here presents [sic] that whereas WALTER WHEELER was on the 17th day of January A. D. 1881 by the Hon. County Court of Collin County appointed guardian of the Estate of EFFIE & JESSIE WHEELER minors and said Estate is valued at the sum of Eighteen hundred dollars. Now therefore we WALTER WHEELER as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties hereby acknowledge ourselves bound to pay to the Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County Texas and his successors in office the full sum of Thirty six Hundred ($3600.00/100) Dollars it being equal to double the estimated value of the property belonging to the Estate of said minors Conditioned that the said WALTER WHEELER will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estates of said minors according to law.

WALTER WHEELER

L. D. SIMPSON

W. J. WHEELER


State of Texas

Collin County I WALTER WHEELER do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estates of EFFIE and JESSIE WHEELER minors according to Law.


WALTER WHEELER


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 31st Jany. 1880.

J. W. Waddill Clk. Co. Ct. Collin Co. Tex.

By G. S. Morris Dty.




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In Vacation Febry. 18th 1881


F. M. MARSHALL guardn.

Est. of Approval of Bond

JOHN BACCUS Minor

Now on this day comes F. M. MARSHALL and files his bond as guardian of the Estate of JOHN BACCUS minor and said bond being examined by the Court is ordered approved and recorded.


The State of Texas Know all men by these presents [sic] that F. M. MARSHALL as principal

Collin County and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge Collin County State of Texas and his successors in office in the sum of six hundred dollars for the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators Jointly and severally firmly by these presents [sic] signed and date this 18th day of Febry. A. D. 1881. The condition of the above obligation is such that where as the above bound F. M. MARSHALL has been appointed by the County Court of Collin County setting for the purpose of transacting probate matters and other Civil business at the last term thereof Guardian of the Estate of JOHN BACUS who is a minor. Now if the said F. M. MARSHALL shall well and truly and faithfully perform and discharge the duties required of him by law under the said appointment then this obligation shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force & effect.


F. M. MARSHALL

W. P. MARSHALL

J. W. WHISENANT


I F. M. MARSHALL do solemnly swear that I will well Truly and faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the Estate of the minor JOHN BACCUS.

F. M. MARSHALL


Sworn to before me this Febry. 18th 1881.

J. W. Waddill

Co. Clk. Collin Co. Texas


T. C. Goodner

Co. Judge




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State of Texas Be it Remembered that on Monday

Collin County the 21st day of March 1881 there

was begun and holden at the Court house

in the city of McKinney a regular term of the Hon. County Court of Collin County for the transaction

of civil and probate business. Present and presiding The Hon. T. C. Goodner Co. Judge Wm. Warden Sheriff and J. W. Waddill clerk of the County of said County when the following proceedings were had to wit:


J. H. BOWMAN March 21st 1881

Guardian 2nd Anl. Report

THOS. C. DYE Now on this day this cause is continued for service.



J. H. BOWMAN March 21st 1881

Guardian 2nd Anl. Report

LAURA P. DYE Now on this day this cause is continued for service.



J. H. BOWMAN March 21st 1881

Guardian 2nd Anl. Report

MINNIE MAY DYE Now on this day this cause is continued for service.



J. H. BOWMAN March 21st 1881

Guardian 2nd Anl. Report

LIZZIE M. DYE Now on this day this cause is continued for service



J. P. SEIGLER March 21st 1881

vs. Application for Administration

Est. A. W. & C. MURRAY Decd.

Now on this day came on to be heard the application of J. P. SEIGLER for administration of the estate of A. W. & C. MURRAY Decd. And it appearing to the Court that notice had been given as prescribed by law and that applicant is entitled to administer on said estate. It is ordered by the Court that letters of administration issue to said J. P. SEIGLER upon his entering into bond in the sum of Four Thousand Dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.




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[margin note: “Application for Administration”]


The State of Texas Estate of A. W. & CAROLINE MURRAY deceased

Collin County County Court November Term 1880.

To the Honorable County Court of said County:

J. P. SEIGLER shows to the Court that A. W. & CAROLINE MURRAY died on (blank) day of October 1880 without any will leaving real and personal estate of the estimated value of Two Thousand Dollars. That the said A. W. & CAROLINE MURRAY at the time of their death resided in the County of Collin aforesaid. That there are debts against said estate to the amount of (blank) $. The applicant further states that he is the brother of the deceased CAROLINE MURRAY & brother in law of the Deceased A. W. MURRAY and is entitled to the administration of said estate. Wherefore he prays that he may be appointed administrator of said estate.

Baines Wolf & Finch

Atty’s for Applicant

Filed Nov. 16th 1880.

Jos. W. Waddill Clerk



Probate Notice

The State of Texas In the County Court

County of Collin To the March Term 1881.

The State of Texas to the Sheriff or constable of Collin County, Greeting.

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

State of Texas, To all persons interested in the administration of the estate of A. W. & CAROLINE MURRAY Decd. J. P. SEIGLER has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for letters of administration upon [the] estate of A. W. & CAROLINE MURRAY Decd. which will be heard at the next term of this Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in March 1881 at the Court House thereof in the City of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said estate may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

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

Issued the 21st day of January 1881. Witness J. W. Waddill clerk of said Court and the seal

Thereof, at office in the City of McKinney this 21st day of January 1881.

L. S. J. W. Waddill

Clerk of the County Court of Collin County



Sheriff’s Return

Came to hand the 21st day of January 1881 and executed same day by posting copies of the within in three public places in the County one of which was at the Court house door.

Wms. Warden Sheriff of Collin County




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J. P. SEIGLER admr. March 21st 1881

Est. of Appointment of Appraisers

A.W. & CAROLINE MURRAY Decd.

Now on this day it is ordered that M. T. BICKLEY, JOHN DOUGLASS & Wm. DOUGLASS be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the estate of A. W. & CAROLINE MURRAY Decd.


[margin note: “Appltn. To sell Land”]



F. M. MARSHALL Guardn.

JOHN BACCUS minor


The State of Texas County Court of said County setting for Probate

Collin County and other like purposes Mar. Term 1881.

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

The petition of F. M. MARSHALL guardian of JOHN BACCUS Minor respectfully shows that JOHN BACCUS a minor is about 16 years old has no estate consisting of personal property nor has the said minor any income but that the said minor has an undivided one fifth interest in a tract of land herein after described as follows to wit: Situated in Collin County Texas on Rowletts creek being a part of a survey of 640 acres made in the name of JACOB BACCUS Abst. No. 53 Beginning at the center of said survey a post from which a hackberry bears South 87° W 25 lks. Thence South 160 poles to a post in the South line of said survey Thence West 160 poles to a post in the South West corner of said survey. Thence North 160 poles to post in the West line of said survey Thence East 160 poles to the place of Beginning Containing 160 acres of land more or less. This land is the same that was deeded by JACOB BACCUS SENIOR to JACOB BACCUS JR. by deed recorded in Book N page 468 Collin County records. Petitioner would further show that the said minor is illiterate and ought to be sent to school and is desirous of doing so but that said minor has no means or money or income to maintain himself and pay his tuition while attending school without the Court would permit your petitioner to sell said minor’s interest in the above described land for the purpose of defraying the said minor’s expenses while going to school. Your petitioner would further show that he having no means belonging to said minor by which your petitioner could send said minor to school without selling the above described land; and that there exists a necessity to sell said land and apply the proceeds of the sale of the same or so much thereof that is necessary to educate and maintain the said minor. Wherefore your petitioner prays that a citation may issue and service thereof be perfected as the law directs and that at the next term of said Court to be held in and for said County on the third Monday in March next an order may be granted to your petitioner to sell at private sale if the Court thinks best…




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the said minor’s interest in the above described tract of land and apply so much of the proceeds thereof as is necessary for the maintenance and education of said minor and for such other relief as the Court may think his case demands and as such he will ever pray.

F. M. MARSHALL Guar. of

JOHN BACCUS


Filed Feby. 23rd 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk.



F. M. MARSHALL Gdn, March 21st 1881

Est. of Application to sell land

JOHN BACCUS Minor

Now on this day came on to be heard the application of F. M. MARSHALL Gdn. of the estate of JOHN BACCUS a minor for the sale of the following described land to wit: One fifth undivided interest in a part of a survey of 640 acres in the name of JACOB BACCUS situated in Collin County Texas on Rowletts creek. Beginning at the center of said survey a post from which a hackberry bears South 87° W 25 lks. Thence South 160 poles to a post in the South line of said survey. Thence West 160 poles to a post the South West corner of said survey. Thence North 160 poles to post in the West line of said survey. Thence East 160 poles to the places of Beginning Containing 160 acres of land. And it appearing to the Court that it is necessary for the support and education of said minor that said land be sold, and it further appearing that notice of this application has been given as prescribed by law. It is ordered by the Court that said guardian proceed to sell said land at private sale One half of the purchase money to be paid in cash and the remainder in six months, said guardian taking note with good security and mortgage to secure the same as prescribed by law. And that he report his action to this Court.



J. H. BOWMAN Admr. March 21st 1881

Est. of Final Account

HENRY and S. E. DYE decd.

Now on this day came on to be heard the final account of J. H. BOWMAN Admr. est. of S. E. DYE decd. and it appearing to the Court that due notice had been given as required by law and having examined said account and the vouchers accompanying the same and after hearing all exceptions and objections thereto and the evidence offered in support of and against the same it is considered by the Court that said account be approved and settled. And it further appearing to the Court that the following real estate belonging to the community estate of the said S. E. DYE deceased and HENRY DYE decd. remains in the hand of…




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the said J. H. BOWMAN Administrator and executor of said HENRY DYE to wit: 220 acres in JAMES BEVERLY survey and 12 ½ acres out of the JOSEPH KLEPPER survey Also 16 2/3 acres in the S. H. SHRADER survey also 273 acres in the W. P. ALLEN sur. all situated in Collin Co; and it further appearing to the Court that in accordance with the terms of the will of said HENRY DYE deceased that said Admr. is entitled to the control of one half of all of said estate, and that the following named persons to wit: MEDORA E. BOWMAN, HENRY M. DYE, EPHEMIA P. KEYSER, E. BELLE ANGIL, ADDIE L. BROWN, MINNIE M. DYE, LURA P. DYE, LIZZIE M. DYE and THOMAS E. DYE some of whom being represented in Court are the legal heirs at law of the said S. E. DYE and are entitled to receive the other half of said real estate, it is considered by the Court that JOS. FORMAN, F. J. VANCE and J. Y LOVELACE are hereby appointed commissioners to partition said estate as follows to wit: To J. H. BOWMAN Executor of the estate of HENRY DYE deceased one half of all of said Estate, and the remaining half to be equally partitioned among the aforesaid heirs of the said S. E. DYE deceased and said commissioners are directed to have due regard in the division to the situation quantity and advantages of each share. So that the shares may be equal in value. And that they report their action to this Court.


[margin note: “Exhibit & Final Account”]


J. H. BOWMAN

To Estates of S. E. & HENRY DYE


1879. Report filed Jany 24 1879


Cash on sale Personal Property

711.60


Cash on sale D. O. WILLIAMS

note

63.20


Cash on sale Wardrobe 3.00

Safe 1.50 B stead 7.00

11.50


Cash on sale Chairs 1.00

Books 2.50

3.50


Cash on sale Dental &

surgical instruments

45.00


Cash on sale Rent on farm

364.50


Cash on sale Rent on farm

425.25


Cash on sale Rent on farm

534.00

$2158.55

Paid McKinney Advocate

Voucher No. 1

8.00


Paid S. E. PARKS

Voucher No. 2

96.80


Paid D. M. OSBORNE

Voucher No. 3

51.05


Paid Middleton Bros.

Voucher No. 4

90.00


Paid A. B. BENNETT

Voucher No. 5

45.82


Paid J. M. BENGE

Voucher No. 6

16.20


Paid G. W. BOWMAN

Voucher No. 7

1225.23


Paid L. W. OGLESBY

Voucher No. 8

57.11


Paid L. W. OGLESBY

Voucher No.9

36.50


Paid L. W. OGLESBY

Voucher No.10

10.60


Paid L. W. OGLESBY

Voucher No.11

36.60


Paid J. L. ARMSTRONG

Voucher No. 12

82.50






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Paid T. C. GOODNER

Voucher No. 12

7.00


Paid J. W. BAINES

Voucher No. 13

100.00


Paid Expenses to Mason Co

45.00


Commissions on Receipts

$2158.55=$107.92

Commissions on Payments

$1908.41+95.45

203.34

$2111.75

Leaving a balance on hand


46.80



The State of Texas County Court March Term A. D. 1881

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

J. H. BOWMAN administrator of the Estate of SARAH E. DYE Deceased respectfully represents that the foregoing account with the community estate of S. E. and HENRY DYE deceased contains a complete statement of all moneys that have come to his hands. That the reports and Inventories heretofore filed in said estates to which he hereby refers contain a complete account of all property belonging to said estate and the disposition of the same. That all the debts against said estates have been paid out and said account contains a list of same except the expenses of final settlement. That all the real estate on the Inventories remains on hand and the following personal property: 1 hammer, 1 Book Case & desk, Lot glass bottles &c, 50 feet hose and all the books except those reported as sold in said account. That a proof of heirship has been heretofore filed and recorded and reference is hereby made to said proof. And the persons therein named are entitled to receive said estate. That all said heirs reside in Collin County except H. M. DYE and EPHEMIA P. KEYSER & her husband W. G. KEYSER who reside in Mason County Texas.

Wherefore he prays that due notice of the filing of this account for final settlement be given: that upon trial the same be audited and settled and approved and for general relief.


J. H. BOWMAN


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24th day of February A. D. 1881.

J. W. Waddill County Clerk

Collin Co. Texas


Filed Feby. 24th 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk.



WALTER WHEELER Gdn. March 21st 1881

EFFIE & JESSE WHEELER minors Inventory & Appraisement

Now on this day come WALTER WHEELER Guardian of EFFIE & JESSE WHEELER minors and presents his Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of said minors which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.



[margin note: “Inventory & Appraisement”]


State of Texas Before me the undersigned authority this day personally

Collin County appeared WALTER WHEELER who after being by me

duly sworn upon his oath says that in October 1872 H. C. WHEELER wife of WALTER WHEELER demised and then there he as her husband was seized and possessed of the following described property to wit:




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158 ½ acres of land in the name of B. F. MATHEWS survey

17 acres of timber land on Rowlett creek.

5 Cows & calves. 3 head of horses.1 wagon & harness. 1 buggy.

5 head of hogs.

And that the above is a true rendition of all property owned by him at that time.


WALTER WHEELER


Subscribed & sworn to before me this Feby. 25th 1881.

F. M. Bowen J. P.

Prct. 5 Collin County Tex.


We the undersigned appraisers appointed by the Probate Court of Collin County to appraise the property of WALTER WHEELER & wife A. C. WHEELER make the following report.


158 ½ acres of land ($25 per acre)

$2962.50

17 acres timbered land on Rowlett Cree,

136.00

5 cows & calves

62.00

3 head of horses

150.00

1 wagon & harness

75.00

5 Head of Hogs

10.00


This 7th day of March A. D. 1881.


JOE FORMAN

G. W. BURNETT

G. W. BOWMAN


State of Texas

Collin County Before me the undersigned authority on this day personally appeared JOE FORMAN, G. W. BARNETT & G. W. BOWMAN who on oath says that the above is a correct appraisement and valuation of property of WALTER WHEELER & wife A. C. WHEELER.

This March 7 1881.

T. M. Bowen J. P.

Filed March 8 1881

J. W. Waddill Clk.



R. C. WHITE admr. March 21st 1881

Est. Report of sale of land

F. E. McKINNEY Decd.

Now on this day it is ordered that the report of the sale filed March 14th 1881 of the house and lot belonging to the estate of F. E. McKINNEY Decd. by R. C. WHITE admr. in conformity with an order made at the Jany. term of this Court be noted in the minutes.


R. C. WHITE admr. March 21st 1881

Est. F. E. McKINNEY decd.

Now on this day leave is granted R. C. WHITE admr. Est. F. E. McKINNEY decd. to file an amended report of sale of real estate.




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R. C. WHITE admr. March 21st 1881

Est. of Amended Report on sale of land

F. E. McKINNEY Decd.

Now on this day come R. C. WHITE and files his amended report of the sale of house and lot belonging to the estate of F. E. McKINNEY decd. to P. B. MUSE for the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars at private sale for cash. And it is ordered that the same be noted on the minutes which is accordingly done.



GEO. A. WILSON Gdn. March 21st 1881

Ests. of

GEO. WATTS et al minors

Now on the day came on to be heard the application for an order to loan the money in his hands belonging to his wards. And it appearing to the Court said guardian has in his hand the sum of Four Hundred Dollars each belonging to said minors above what will be necessary for their support and education It is ordered that he loan said money for the highest rate of interest he can obtaining security and mortgage or mortgage on unincumbent [sic] real estate of at least the value of the full amount of money loaned.



GEO. COFFMAN admr. March 21st 1881


Est. C. BLACK Decd. On this day comes GEO. COFFMAN admr. of the Estate of C. BLACK Decd. and files his report of sale of certain lands belonging to said Estate.



JAS. HERNDON JR. Gdn. March 21st 1881

Est. Application for Guardianship

D. L. HERNDON

Now on this day came on to be heard the application of JAS. HERNDON for letters of Guardianship upon the Estate of D. L. HUNTON [sic] And it appearing to the Court notice of said application had been waived and service accepted. And it further appearing that said applicant is entitled to said guardianship it is ordered that letters of guardianship do issue to said JAS. HERNDON upon his entering into bond in the sum of Two Hundred Dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.


State of Texas Guardianship of D. L. HERNDON a minor

Collin County County Court March Term 1881



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