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[margin note: “Application for Guardianship”]



To the Honorable County Judge of Collin County

D. L. HERNDON shows that she is a minor about 19 years of age residing in Collin County and without any lawful guardian of her estate and is entitled to an estate of the estimated value of one hundred and fifty dollars in the State of Tennessee. That WILLIAM THOMPSON father of said minor is dead, her mother MARY THOMPSON does not reside in the State of Texas, and that JAMES HERNDON JR. has custody of said minor and resides in said Collin County. Wherefore he prays that he be appointed Guardian of the Estate of said minor.

JAS. HERNDON JR.


I hereby accept service of the above and waive further process.

Feby. 19 1881 D. L. HERNDON


Filed Feby 11 1881

J. W. Waddill Clk.



J. P. SEIGLER Tem. Admr. March 21 1881

A. W. & C. M. MURRAY Decd.

Now on this day came on to be heard the original and amended report of J. P. SEIGLER Temporary Administrator of the estate of A. W. & C. M. MURRAY decd. which said reports being examined by the Court are approved and ordered to be recorded.



State of Texas In County Court Jan. Term A. D. 1881

Collin County To the Hon. County Court said County. J. P. SEIGLER temporary administrator of the estate of A. W. & C. M. MURRAY would represent to the Court that as such temporary administrator he has taken into his charge the effects of said estates which were liable to perish and cared for the stock which needed attention. That he has gathered about seven hundred bushels of corn off of said premises and has used about one hundred bushels in fattening said stock including pork hogs. That he has killed (?) six of said pork hogs. That on the (blank) day of December 1880 he sold to TAYLOR VERNOR 635 lbs. pork at 5 cts.= $31.75 & on the (blank) day [of] Jan.1881 to ASTON HOWELL 615 lbs. pork @ 5 cts. $ 30.75

To TOM GRISSOM 222 lbs. pork @ 5 cts. 11.10

Making a total for pork sold $ 73.60

And that on the 17th day of Jan. 1881 said Administrator sold three bales

of cotton the property of said estate to MR. ROUNDTREE for the sum of $149.15

Making a total of $222.75

received from the sales of the property of said estate. Said administrator would state to the Court that there is still cotton in the field belonging to said estate which from the scarcity of hands & bad weather he…




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has been unable to gather & that he had on hand now ready for the gin between one and two bales of cotton.

J. P. SEIGLER


Sworn to and subscribed before me the 17 day of Jan. A. D. 1881.


Filed Jany. 17th 1881

J. W. Waddill Clk.


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

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

J. P. SEIGLER Temporary administrator of the estate of A. W. & C. M. MURRAY respectfully reports that in addition to the report heretofore filed Jany. 17 1881 which hereby adopts as a part hereof and amends by leave of the Court, he had sold the following property belonging to said estate at private sale for cash, to wit:


Feby. 1

460 lbs. pork at 5¢

S. B. CURRIN

23.00

Feby. 9

6 pigs to

C. F. FRANKLIN

15.00

Feby. 9

2 pigs to

W. FAGIN

7.50

Feby. 9

1 pig to

H. H. WOLFE

2.50

Feby. 9

12 pigs to

J. F. CLEMMIN

30.00

Feby. 16

1 hog

J. FREDDLE

8.00

Feby. 16

2 pigs

J. PHILLIPS

5.00

Feby. 17

5 bu. oats

J. PHILLIPS

2.00

Mch. 3

26 ½ bu. oats

P. D. HUGG

10.60

Mch. 3

1 Bay mare

LOU BLEDSOE

90.00

Mch. 15

1 hog

J. P. HAMILTON

7.00




$200.60


J. P. SEIGLER



Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of March A. D. 1881.

J. W. Waddill Co. Clerk

Collin Co., Texas


Filed March 21st 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk.



[margin note: “Bond of Admr.]



State of Texas

Collin County Know all men by these presents [sic] that we J. P. SEIGLER as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of Collin Co. & his successors in office in the sum of six thousand dollars ($6000) Conditioned that the above bound J. P. SEIGLER who has been appointed administrator of the estates of A. W. & M. MURRAY decd. shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under such appointment.


J. P. SEIGLER

SAM R. HAMILTON

Wm. P. HONAKER


I do solemnly swear that both A. W. & CAROLINE MURRAY deceased died without leaving any lawful will so far as I know or believed and that I will well and truly perform all acts required of me as administrator of the estates of said decedents.

J. P. SEIGLER




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Sworn to before me this March 21st 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clerk Co. Ct.

Collin Co. Texas


Filed March 21 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk.



J. P. SEIGLER Admr.

Est. March 21st 1881

A.W. & C. M. MURRAY Decd.

Now on this day comes J. P. SEIGLER and files his bond and oath as admr. of the Est. of A. W. & C. M. MURRAY decd. which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.



F. M. MARSHALL Gdn. March 21st 1881

Est. Inventory and Appraisement

JOHN BACCUS minor

Now on this day comes F. M. MARSHALL and files the Inventory and appraisement of the estate of JOHN BACCUS a minor which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.


Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of JOHN BACCUS a Minor


320 acres of land which is one fifth of 160 acres of land being a part of a survey of 640 acres of land made in the name of JACOB BACCUS Abst. No. 53 situated in Collin County, val. at $10.00 per acre. $320.00

The said JOHN BACCUS owns the above described land in common with his sisters SUSAN HEAD (formerly SUSAN BACCUS), JOSEPHINE BAKER (formerly JOSEPHINE BACCUS), JUDY HERRELL (formerly JUDY BACCUS) and MILLIE DAVIDSON (formerly MILLIE BACCUS).


The State of Texas We the undersigned, duly appointed and lawfully authorized commissioners

Collin County do hereby certify that as far as was produced to us by the guardian of said minor the above and foregoing is a full and correct inventory and appraisement of the estate of JOHN BACCUS to the best of our judgment and understanding. This 21st day of March 1881.


SAMUEL YOUNG

HOGAN WITT


Sworn to before me this March 21st 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk.


There are no claims due or to become due [to] the estate of JOHN BACCUS a minor.



The State of Texas Personally appeared before the undersigned authority

Collin County F. M. MARSHALL guardian of the estate




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[of] JOHN BACCUS a minor and does solemnly swear that the inventory annexed hereto is a true and perfect Inventory of all the property real or personal belonging to said estate that has come to my knowledge.

F. M. MARSHALL


Sworn to and subscribed before me this March 21st 1881.

J. W. Waddill Co. Clk.


Filed March 21st 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk.



JOE FORMAN admr.

Est. March 21st 1881

D. C. FORMAN Decd. Now on this day the Administrator has leave to substitute original citation issued upon the Final Report of said Administrator, the original having been lost or mislaid.



Ordered that Court adjourn until tomorrow morning 9 oclock.


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



J. L. DOGGETT Admr. March 22nd 1881

Est.

JOHN NIX Decd. Now on this day J. L. DOGGETT filed his report of the sale of one town lot in McKinney to H. A. FINCH at private sale for Eighty Five Dollars in conformity with an order made at a former term of this Court.


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


Wednesday morning 9 o’clock Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present and presiding officers of Court as on yesterday.



J. H. MARTIN Exc. March 23rd 1881


S. M. WILKINS Now on this day the Sheriff of Collin Co. has leave to amend his return on the citation for final settlement of this estate, which he accordingly does.



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


Thursday morning 9 o’clock Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present and presiding officers of Court as on yesterday.




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MOLLIE E. MATTHEWS Gdn. March 24th 1881

Est.

D. CORA BROWN et al minors Now on this day came on to be heard the application of MOLLIE E. MATTHEWS for guardianship of the Estates of D. CORA BROWN, ELIZABETH BROWN and MINNIE E. BROWN minors. And it appearing to the Court that notice of said application has been given as prescribed by law and it further appearing that said applicant is entitled to such guardianship it is ordered that letters of guardianship upon the estate of said minors issue to said MOLLIE MATTHEWS upon her entering into bond in the sum of one hundred dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.



State of Texas Guardianship of D. CORA BROWN a minor

Collin County ELIZABETH BROWN & MINNIE E. BROWN

In Probate Court April Term A. D. 1881.

To the Hon. Court of said County. MOLLIE E. MATTHEWS shows that D. CORA BROWN aged 13 years old, ELIZABETH BROWN aged 10 years old and MINNIE E. BROWN aged 8 years old are all minors residing in Collin County and without any lawful guardian of their estates and are entitled to an estate to wit: 1/10 interest in the South ½ of Block 78 in the town of McKinney of the probable value of $25.00. that MOLLIE E. MATTHEWS is the Mother of said minors and reside[s] in said County State That J. E. BROWN father of said minors is now dead. That MOLLIE E. MATTHEWS formerly MOLLIE E. BROWN has the custody of said minors wherefore she prays that she appointed Guardian of the estate[s] of said minors.

her

MOLLIE E. X MATTHEWS

Mark

Witness

G. W. Cameron

Filed March 7th 1881

J. W. Waddill Clk.



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: The State of Texas, to all persons interested in the guardianship of the estate of D. CORA BROWN, ELIZABETH BROWN and MINNIE E. BROWN minors. MOLLIE E. MATTHEWS has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for Letters of Guardianship of the estates of said minors which will be heard at the next term of said 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




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application if they see proper.

Herein fail not under penalty of the law and of this writ make due return. Issued the 8th day of March 1881.

Witness J. W. Waddill clerk of said Court and the seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney,

L. S. this 8 day of March 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk.

of the County Court of Collin County



Sheriffs Return

Came to hand the 8th day of March 1881 and executed same day by posting copies of the within in three public places in the County one of which was the Court House Door.

Wms. Warden

Sheriff of Collin County


MOLLIE E. MATHEWS Gdn.

Est. March 24th 1881

D. CORA BROWN et al minors Now on this day it is ordered that PETER TURBETT, R. K. SWAN and LESLIE POWELL be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the estate of D. CORA, ELIZABETH & MINNIE E. BROWN minors and that they report to this Court.



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


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



R. E. RIKE Gdn. March 25th 1881

Est. Now on this day came on to be heard

JULIA J. RIKE et al the application of R. E. RIKE for Letters

of Guardianship on the estates of JULIA J. REICH [sic], IDA C. REICH, LEWIS D. REICH & ROBT. W. REICH minors. And it appearing to the Court that notice of said application had been given as required by law and that said applicant is entitled to such guardianship it is ordered that letters of guardianship issue to him upon his entering into bond in the sum of Five Thousand Dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law as such Guardian.


[margin note: “Application for Guardianshp.”]


To the Hon. T. C. Goodner Judge Probate Court Collin Co. Texas.

Application is hereby made by the undersigned for guardianship of the estate of JULIA J. REICH, IDA C. REICH, LEWIS D. REICH & ROBT. W. REICH minor heirs of HENRY A. & MARY REICH decd. The probable value of the entire estate is $2500.00. The two first named are girls the two last boys. The first one named is 11 years old, 2 & 3rd 54th 2. All residents of Collin Co. Tex. I am an uncle to said minors & a resident of Collin Co.

R. E. RIKE


This Jany. 7th 1881.

Filed Jany. 10 1881 J. W. Waddill Clerk




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

The State of Texas. To all persons interested in the Guardianship of the Estate of JULIA J. REICH, IDA C. REICH, LOUIS D. REICH & ROBT. W. REICH minor heirs of HENRY A. & MARY REICH, R. E. RIKE ha filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for the Guardianship of the estate of JULIA J., IDA C., LOUIS [sic] D. & ROBT. W. REICH minors which will be heard at the next term of said Court, commencing on the 3rd Monday in January 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 law and of this writ make due return. Issued the 10th day of January 1881.

Witness J. W. Waddill Clerk of said Court and the seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney

this 10th day of January 1881. J. W. Waddill Clerk of the County Court of Collin County.

L. S.



R. E. RIKE Gdn. March 25th 1881

Est.

JULIA J. REICH et al Now on this day it is ordered by the Court that JOHN P. UTT, JOHN HENDRIX & J. P. BICKLEY be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the estate of JULIA J., IDA C., LEWIS D. & ROBT. W. REICH minors and that they report their actions to this Court.



J. H. MARTIN Exr. March 25th 1881

Est.

S. M. WILKINS decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the final account of J. H. MARTIN Exr. of the will of S. M. WILKINS deceased and it appearing to the Court that notice required by law, had been served in the manner required the Court proceeded to examine said account and the voucher accompanying the same and after hearing all exceptions and objections thereto and the evidence it is considered by the Court that said account is approved and settled. And it further appearing to the Court that there remains in the hands of said executor the sum of $1429.84/100 and two land notes: one given for the sum of $200.00 by AMOS HUGULY Nov. 27 1880 bearing interest at the rate of ten per cent, and due




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12 mos. after date, and one by for $218.40 due at same time bearing same interest and date. And some of the legatees appearing in Court, it is considered by the Court that said Estate be distributed among the legatees of said estate in accordance with the terms of the will of said S. M. WILKINS deceased as follows to wit:

To VERENICE WILKINS the sum of One Thousand Dollars; To SUSANNAH L. SMOOT the sum of $94.50; To E. M. WILKINS the sum of $283.50; To S. J. WILKINS the sum of $236.25; And to T. A. WILKINS the sum of $236.25. And it further appearing to the Court that VERENICE WILKINS one of the legatees is willing to accept a transfer of the aforesaid notes in part payment of her legacy, it is considered by the Court that said executor is hereby authorized and directed to execute to said VERENICE WILKINS a transfer of the same and debit her legacy with the sum of $423.15. It is further ordered by the Court that upon the filing of the Vouchers from the above named legatees showing that they have received their legacies, as distributed by the Court, and the filing of a receipt for final costs that said executor is discharged from his trust and said administration closed.


The State of Texas County Court March Term 1881

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

J. H. MARTIN executor of the estate of S. M. WILKINS Decd. respectfully represents that: all debts against said estate have been paid. The inventory, exhibit and report heretofore filed by him in said estate, and to which he hereby refers for particulars, contain statements of all property that has come to his hands and the disposition of the same except one bay horse valued at $15.00 which died before sale.

The account herewith filed marked Exhibit A & made a part hereof, contains a list of the debts that have been paid. There are no debts and expenses against said estate, except the costs attending this final settlement.

He has in his hands two notes due the said Estate from the sale of land as follows $200.00 from AMOS HUGULY bearing 10% due 27th day Nov. $218.40 from J. M. LOVELACE bearing same interest & due same time. And the sum of $1429.84 in cash as shown from said Exhibit.

He refers to the will of testator for names of the persons entitled to receive said estate remaining on hand; that all of them except E. M. WILKINS who resides in Limestone Co. Texas & S. L. SMOOT who resides in Collin County Texas and all are adults.

That Mrs. VERENICE WILKINS one of the legatees is willing to accept the two notes herein before described at their face value in the settlement of her legacy. Wherefore he prays that due notice of the presentation of said account be given according to law. That upon trial the same be approved: That said executor be directed to transfer said notes to the said VERENICE WILKINS and pay over the money in his hands to the persons entitled thereto. That he be discharged from his trust and for general relief.


Baines Wolfe & Finch attys. for J. H. MARTIN Extr.




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Exhibit A

1881 Estate S. M. WILKINS Dec. to JAS. H. MARTIN Exr.


Jan. 6

Dr.

Cr.

By Balance on hand

1st Exhibit


2006.12

To amt. paid J. F. BUTLER

Voucher 1

170.50


To amt. paid S. J. WILKINS

Voucher 2

274.34


To amt. paid J. W. Waddill

Voucher 3

21.90


To amt. paid Taxes Voucher 4

20.10


To amt. paid J. M. Benge

Voucher 5

8.00


To amt. paid J. W. Waddill

Voucher 6

4.00


To amt. paid Baines & Wolfe

Voucher 7

50.00


To amt. paid 5% commissions

paying out $548.84

27.44


Balance

1429.84



$2007.12

$2006.12

By Balance on hand


$1429.84


J. H. MARTIN


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

J. W. Waddill clerk

Co. Court C. C.


Filed Jany. 25th 1881

J. W. Waddill Clk.



Probate Notice


The State of Texas: To all persons interested in the estate of S. M. WILKINS decd. Notice is hereby given that J. H. MARTIN Extr. of the Estate of S. M. WILKINS decd. has filed his final account, with said Estate, in the Honorable County Court of Collin County which will be acted on at the next term of said Court to be held in the Court House in the city of McKinney, commencing on the 3rd day of March A. D. 1881. When all persons interested may appear and contest the same if they see proper.

Witness my official seal and signature this 15th day of Feby. A. D. 1881.

L. S. J. W. Waddill Clerk County Court

Collin County Texas


Printers Return

McKinney Texas Mar. 21 1881

I hereby certify that the Admrn. notice hereunto attached J. H. MARTIN Extr. Est. S. M. WILKINS decd. has been published for Four consecutive weeks in the McKinney Advocate, a weekly newspaper, published at McKinney Collin County Texas beginning on the 18th day of Feby. 1881 and ending March 11 1881.

Thos. E. Bowan

Publisher McKinney Advocate


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of March A. D. 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clerk Co. Court Collin County Texas




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Sheriff’s Return


Came to hand 15th day of Feby. A. D. 1881 and executed by causing the within citation to be published in the McKinney Advocate a Newspaper published in Collin County for four consecutive weeks.


Wms. Warden

Shff. Collin Co.


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


Saturday morning March 26th Court met pursuant to adjournment and presiding officers of Court as heretofore.



GEORGE COFFMAN Admr. March 26th 1881

Est.

C. BLACK Decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the report of the sale of lands belonging to said Estate by GEO. COFFMAN Admr. in conformity with and order made at a former term of this Court. And said report having been examined and the evidence thereon fully considered by the Court It is ordered that sale be approved and said report recorded. And that the administrator proceed to make title to said land upon compliance by the purchaser with the terms of said sale.


Report of Sale


To the County Court of Collin County

GEORGE COFFMAN Admr. of the Estate of C. BLACK decd. represents that on the 1st Tuesday March 1881, in obedience to the order of Your Hon. Court at a former term sold at public outcry to the highest bidder for one half cash & one half on credit of six months at Court House door after advertising the same according to law the following described tract of land, property of said estate to wit: Part of the H. T. CHENOWETH 1280 acre survey in Collin Co. on the East Fork of Trinity. Beginning at a stake the NE cor. of said survey from which a forked ash marked H. C. brs. S W 2 70/100 chs. and an elm 14 in. in dia. mrkd. X brs. 36° W 2 70/100 chs. Thence S 23 9/100 chs. a stake double bois darc in hedge 3 in. in dia. mrked X brs S 65 ½ W 69 lks. Thence W 9 35/100 chs. to a stake in W line of a 347 acre tract of which this is a portion an elm mrkd. (four vertical bars) brs. S 81 ½ ° E 32 lks. Thence N 23 9/100 chs. to N W cor. of said 347 acre tract. Thence E 49 35/100 chs. to the Beginning containing 113 95/100 acres.

Where S. C. LUMNER bid therefore the sum of seven hundred dollars which being the highest and best bid the same was knocked off to him Reporter would represent that he believes that said land sold for its reasonable cash value & prays that the same be approved & he ordered to make deed to purchaser.

GEO. W. COFFMAN




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Admr. of estate C. BLACK Decd.


Sworn to before me this March 5th 1881

J. W. Waddill Clk.



MARY M. EARLY Gdn. March 26th 1881

Est.

WALTER D. EARLY Minor Now on this day comes MARY M. EARLY and files her bond and oath as guardian of the estate of WALTER D. EARLY which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.


Bond


State of Texas Whereas on the 26th day of March 1881 MARY M. EARLY was by the

Collin Co. County Court of Collin County appointed guardian of the estate of WALTER D. EARLY minor over the age of fourteen years. Now therefore we MARY A. EARLY as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties acknowledge ourselves to owe & be indebted to T. C. Goodner County Judge of said County in the sum of eight hundred [dollars] conditioned that said MARY M. EARLY will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the estate of said minor according to law.

March 26 1881

MARY M. EARLY

W. B. EARLY

JOHN W. ASHURY


Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority MARY M. EARLY Guardian of the estate of WALTER D. EARLY minor who upon oath says she will faithfully discharge the duties of said guardian according to law.

MARY M. EARLY


Sworn to and subscribed before me this March 26th 1881.

J. W. Waddill Co. Clerk

Collin Co. Texas


Filed March 26th 1881

J. W. Waddill Clerk



MARY M. EARLY Gdn. March 26th 1881

Est. of

ALLEN EARLY minor Now on this day comes MARY M. EARLY and files her bond and oath as guardian of the estate of ALLEN EARLY a minor which said bond being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.



State of Texas Bond

Collin Co. Whereas on the 25th day of March 1881 MARY M.




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EARLY was appointed by the County Court of Collin County Guardian of the estate of ALLEN EARLY a minor over the age of fourteen years. Now therefore we MARY M. EARLY as principal and (blank) & (blank) as sureties acknowledged ourselves to owe & be indebted to T. C. Goodner County Judge of said County in the sum of eight hundred dollars conditioned that said MARY M. EARLY will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the estate of said minors according to law.

March 26th 1881. MARY M. EARLY

W. B. EARLY

JOHN W. ASHURY


State of Texas

Collin Co. Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority MARY M. EARLY guardian of the estate of ALLEN EARLY minor who upon oath says she will faithfully discharge the duties of such guardian according to law.

MARY M. EARLY


Sworn to and subscribed before me this March 26th 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk.

C. C. C. C. Texas


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


Monday morning March 28th Court met pursuant to adjournment. Present and presiding officers of Court as heretofore.



MARY M. EARLY Gdn. March 25 1881

Est.

ALLEN EARLY et al Now on this day came on to be heard the application of MARY M. EARLY for guardianship of the estate of ALLEN and WALTER D. EARLY minor. And it appearing to the Court that notice of said application has been given as required by law, and that the said applicant is entitled to such guardianship It is ordered that letters of guardianship issue to said MARY M. EARLY upon the estates of said minors upon her entering into bond in the sum of eight hundred dollars for each and taking the oath prescribed by law.


Application

MARY M. EARLY would represent that on or about the 30 day of Sept. 1880 ROBERT L. EARLY departed this life intestate in Collin Co. leaving surviving him ALLEN & WALTER EARLY minors over the age of fourteen years. That said minors & applicant their mother reside in said




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County. They each own and possess in said County an estate of the probable value of eight hundred & fifty dollars. That said minors have each chosen & selected your applicant as the guardian of their said estate. Wherefore she prays that she be appointed as such after citation as required by law.


Throckmorton Brown & Bro.

Attys. for applicant


[margin note: “Acceptance of Service”]


We the undersigned minors being over the age of fourteen years accept service on the within & waive issuance of process & hereby certify that we have chosen & selected MARY M. EARLY as guardian of Estates & ask that she be appointed as such.

Nov. 16th 1881.

ALLEN EARLY [and] WALTER D. EARLY


Filed March 21st 1881 at 8 oclock a. m.

J. W. Waddill Co. Clk.

Collin Co. Texas



R. C. WHITE admr. March 28th 1881

Est. of

F. E. McKINNEY Decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the amended report of R. C. WHITE admr. of the sale of a house and Lot in McKinney belonging to the estate of F. E. McKINNEY Decd. And evidence being introduced to the satisfaction of the Court as to the value of said property and it appearing there from that said sale was for a fair cash price. It is therefore considered by the Court that said report be approved and recorded. And that said administrator proceed to make title to the purchaser P. B. MUSE upon his complying with the terms of said sale.



Report of Sale


R. C. WHITE administrator of the estate of

F. E. McKINNEY Beg leave to make report of sale of the house & lot situated in the city of McKinney& inventoried as the property of said estate have sold said Property to P. B. MUSE for the sum of ($750.00) seven hundred & fifty cash the same being the highest and best bid made for said property. Said sale was made privately as pursuance of an order made at the January Term of the County Court of said County. Said administrator says that he believes said sale is the full value of said property.

McKinney March 21st 1881.

R. C. WHITE admr.

of the Est. of F. E. McKINNEY

Decd.


Sworn to before me this March 21st 1881.

J. W. Waddill Co. Clk.


Filed March 21st 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk.




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In the estate of G. R. MARTIN Decd. March 28th 1881


A.H. WEAVER admr. Now on this day came on to be heard the annual report of A. H. WEAVER admr. of the estate of G. R. MARTIN decd. And said report together with the vouchers therewith filed having been examined by the Court and found in all things correct. It is considered that said report be approved and is ordered recorded.


Annual Report


In the estate of G. R. MARTIN Decd. In the County Court of Collin

Annual Report County Jany. Term A. D. 1881

A.H. WEAVER Admr.

To the Hon. County Court of Collin County.

A.H. WEAVER Executor of the estate of G. R. MARTIN deceased would beg leave to make this his annual report of the condition of said estate. He states to the Court that he has on hand as appears from his report filed in this estate on the 23rd day of September A. D. 1878 the sum of three hundred ($300.00) Dollars $300.00. That since said date to wit: during the year A. D. 1879 He received from J. L. DOGGETT attorney of G. R. MARTIN the sum of six hundred & seventy five dollars $675.00 from interest that said G. R. MARTIN estate had in Virginia coming from MERADIT MARTINs Estate deceaseds brother. That the above $675.00 and the $300.00 that he has heretofore had is all the property of any kind that has come into his possession as executor of said estate. That he paid out to J. L. DOGGETT Attorney at Law the sum of Seventy Five Dollars for defending said estate in the suit of J. B. MARTIN vs. A. H. WEAVER in the District Court of Collin County and for representing said estate in the suit of B. A. MARTIN against said estate in County Court applying to set aside will $75.00. That he has paid to B. A. MARTIN widdow [sic] of G. R. MARTIN decd. three annual payments of $30.00 each as directed by his will and her receipts herewith attached marked exhibits a. b. c. $90.00. That he has paid J. W. Waddill clerk of the County Court of Collin County the sum of $14.00 as per voucher (d) Court costs in this estate $14.00. That he has paid G. R. YANTIS tax collector the sum of $3.23 as per Voucher Exhibit (e). That he paid L. W. OGLESBY tax collector as per Voucher Exhibit (f) $3.00. That he paid J. L. DOGGETT for making out this report the sum of $5.00/00 as per Exhibit (g) 5.00.

Total paid out $190.23


Take this $190.23 from the $975.00 reported as on hand in this report, leaves in my hands as said executor at this day the sum of $784.77. All of which is respectfully submitted this Feby 1st A. D. 1881.


A.H. WEAVER


Sworn to before me this Feby. 1st 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk.


Filed February 1st 1881. J. W. Waddill clk.




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W. D. PARKER March 28th 1881

vs. Application for Administration

Est. T. T. BRADLEY Decd. Now on this day comes W. D. PARKER and says he will no farther prosecute this application. It is therefore ordered by the Court that said application be dismissed and that said W. D. PARKER pay all costs in this behalf incurred for which let execution issue.



SUSAN BRADLEY March 28th 1881

vs.

Est. of T. T. BRADLEY decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the application of MRS. SUSAN BRADLEY to be appointed Administrator of the Estate of T. T. BRADLEY. Thereupon came into Court MRS. SUSAN BRADLEY and stated that she did not wish to qualify as such Admr. and requested that the Court appointed F. M. DAVIDSON in her stead. And it appearing to the Court that legal notice of said application had been given, and it further appearing that F. M. DAVIDSON is competent to administer on said estate It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that said F. M. DAVIDSON be and he is hereby appointed administrator of said estate and that letters of administration issue to him upon his entering into bond in the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars conditioned as the law requires and taking the oath prescribed by law.



Application for Administration


The State of Texas

Collin County To the County Court of Collin County.

The Petition of SUSAN BRADLEY would represent that she resides in Collin County & that she is the widow of THOMAS T. BRADLEY late of said County deceased. That said THOMAS T. BRADLEY died intestate in said County at his late residence on or about the 25th day of February A. D. 1881 seized and possessed of an estate real and personal over and above the exemption allowed by law of the estimated value of one Thousand dollars Consisting of horses cattle & town lots in the city of McKinney, all of which property is in Collin County. Your petitioner would farther represent that the said THOMAS T. BRADLEY is indebted to the sum of about two hundred dollars. Wherefore she says that a necessity exists for administration of said estate & that she is not disqualified to act as administratirix thereof. Wherefore she prays that citation may issue to all parties at interest to appear at the next term of the County Court to be holden at the Court House in McKinney Collin County Texas on the 3rd Monday in March A. D. 1881 and contest this application if they see proper.

Richard Maltbie

Atty. for SUSAN BRADLEY


Filed March 10th 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk.




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Probate Notice


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:

The State of Texas. To all persons interested in the administration of the estate of T. T. BRADLEY Decd. SUSAN BRADLEY has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for letters of administration of the estate of T. T. BRADLEY Decd. which will be heard at the next term of said 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 is they see proper.

Herein fail not under penalty of the law, and of this writ make due return. Issued the 10th day of March 1881.

Witness: J. W. Waddill Clerk of said Court and the seal thereof, at office in the city of McKinney this 10th day of March 1881.

L. S. J. W. Waddill clerk of the County

Court of Collin County



Sheriffs Return

Came to hand the 10th day of March 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

By J. S. Ewan D. S.



J. K. P. LANGHAM Gdn. March 28th 1881

Ests. of

WILEY LANGHAM et. al. Now on this day came on to be heard the annual report of J. K. P. LANGHAM Guardian of WILEY, THEODORE, MARCUS and THEBA LANGHAM and the same being examined by the Court and found correct is approved and ordered to be recorded. It is further ordered that said report be approved as a final report at to MARCUS L. LANGHAM. That the Gdn. pay over to him the sum of $42.68/100 the amt. due him & upon filing his receipts therefore he be discharged as to said ward.


Annual Report


J. K. P. LANGHAM. Guardian of the person & estates of MARCUS LAFAYETTE, SIDNEY, WILEY THEODORE and THEBA LANGHAM.

Said Guardian now come and makes this his annual report of the condition of said minors estates would report that he has paid out the following sums on the account of his wards since his last report: to R. C. WHITE atty. fee $7.50/100 Court cost 17.65/100$ to A. J. LANGHAM to boarding & Keeping THEODORE




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& WILEY LANGHAM 3 m[onths] each 30$ each in all $60. Leaving a balance in said Guardians hands to date 156.86. Said amount is in a note on H. MULDEN secured by lien on land and bearing interest at the rate of 10% cent interest from the first day of January 1880. Would also state that MARCELLA [sic] LAFAYETTE LANGHAM will be 21 years old the 17th day of December 1880 and will be entitled to his share of said estate, by reference to the reports heretofore filed against said wards. Court cost, attys. fees, tuition, board &c against the said wards & amts. to $25.92 and the amt. received by said Guardian is $65.10. Leaving in my hands to date due MARCUS L. LANGHAM the sum of 42.68/100. This includes his interest in his deceased brother Wm. J. LANGHAM [estate] who was reported dead in former report. Amt. cash on hand Last report Filed Jany. 17th 1879 was $183.35

Int. at 8% for 4 years 58.66

Total amt. on hand $242.01

Paid out since last report the following claim Voucher (1) $17.65

claim Voucher (2) 7.50

claim Voucher (3) 60.00

Amt. paid out $85.15

Making Balance in my hands $156.86


Said Guardian ask[s] that this be received as a final report as to MARCUS L. LANGHAM and as an annual report as to the other minors. Said guardian also ask[s] to be discharged from the further guardianship of said ward.

All respectfully submitted. McKinney Dec. 14th 1880.


J. K. LANGHAM

Guardian


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of Decr. 1880

Jos. W. Waddill Clerk

Co. Ct. Collin Co. Tex.

By K. R. Craig Dy.


Filed Dec. 14th 1880.

J. W. Waddill clk.



JOE FORMAN Admr. March 29th 1881

Est. of

D. C. FORMAN Decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the final report of JOE FORMAN administrator of the Estate of D. C. FORMAN decd. And it appearing to the Court that all persons interested had been duly cited to appear and contest the same as the law directs. And it also appearing by proof and vouchers that said administration had fully administered said estate and had paid out and distributed to the persons entitled by law to receive the same the whole of said estate except the sum of eight hundred & thirty seven & 97/100 dollars which said administrator produced in Court and prayed the direction of the Court as to how it should be paid out. And it appearing





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that said sum on money was received from the sale of lands belonging to said estate upon which J. T. KENDRICK surviving partner of Kendrick & Aston and Kendrick Aston & Honaker hold Judgment lien it was ordered by the Court that said administrator pay over the said sum of eight hundred and thirty seven & 96/100 dollars to the above named persons. And said Administrator having produced in Court the receipt of said persons for said sum of money it is therefore considered adjudged and decreed by the Court that the final report of the said JOSEPH FORMAN administrator as aforesaid be and the same is hereby in all things approved and be recorded. That said succession be closed and said administrator forever discharged from his trust.



Final Report


The State of Texas

Collin County To the Honorable County Court of said County.

Your reporter JOSEPH FORMAN Administrator of the estate of D. C. FORMAN late of said County deceased would represent that he has sold and disposed of all the property belong[ing] to said estate and collected all debts due the same that he has collected and paid off the debts against said estate so far as the assets extend. Your reporter would further represent that the Inventory of said estate filed August 11th 1879 contains a list of all the property belonging thereto except 3 ½ bales of cotton, 78 bushels of wheat & 185 bushels of corn. Said inventory is here referred to and made a part of this report. Your reporter who refers to and adopts (?) his annual exhibit filed Sept. 1st A. D. 1889 which shows that your reporter has received from the sale of said cotton, wheat & corn and a claim on Masonic Lodge:

$327.62

And that he had paid out on account of said Estate 343.70

Leaving said estate indebted to him in the sum of 16.08

Your reporter would further represent that since his last report he has made sale of all the real estate belonging to the Estate of the said D. C. FORMAN as returned on his said Inventory except 6 acres in the C. F. M. GOODWIN survey in Collin County which he has conveyed to J. O. FLACK in pursuance to an order of you[r] honors Court made at the June term 1880 and 200 acres in the SANFORD BECK survey previously set aside by this Court as a homestead for the widow & minors and said land sold in the aggregate for the sum of $1715.00

As will appear by reference to report filed Jany. 4 1881.

That all the personal property belonging to said estate was set apart to the widow & minor children except 1 two year old bull which has either strayed or been stolen & two old wagon irons & 1/3 interest in an anvil vice & two hammers which reporter has sold for $15.00. Your reporter would further represent that the 3 notes returned in said Inventory




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executed by JOHN ALBERTeach for the sum of thirty dollars were given for 80 acres of land in A. F. STOCKTON survey in Rockwall & Dallas Counties. That said ALBERT is wholly insolvent and that he surrendered said land to said estate.

Total amount received on account of sales of land

of said estate $1715.00

3 ½ bales of cotton 164.52

78 bushels of wheat 54.60

185 bushels of corn 74.00

From Masonic Lodge 34.50

2042.62

Wagon irons anvil & hammers 15.00

Total $2057.62


Your reporter would further represent that he has paid out of the moneys received of said estate as follows:


To the widow & her minors for one years allowance and allowance in lieu of exempt property as per Voucher No. 1

$563.14


To BELLE ABERNATHY Voucher (2)

73.73


To J. S. WALL (?) Guard. A.FORMAN Voucher No. 3

73.73


To W. C. FORMAN Vouch. No. 4

13.40

1879

Bagging, ties, hauling & weighing cotton

6.65

1879

Taxes paid on property in Collin County

6.40


Taxes paid on property By W. L. MERONEY

6.65


Taxes paid on property on Rockwall & Dallas Co.

2.50

1880

Taxes paid on property Rockwall & Collin

9.80


Taxes paid on property Nacodoches [sic]

1.50


Taxes paid on property Rockwall & Dallas

2.50


J. W. KELTONS account as per Voucher No. 5

12.40


A. WETSEL for funeral expenses as per Voucher No. 6

45.00


W. L. MERONEY as per voucher No. 7

30.00


C. T. MORRIS for making Inventory Notary fus (?)

&c as per Voucher No. 8

5.00


R. MALTBIE atty. fee as per Voucher No. 9

100.00



954.40


Amount brought forward

$954.40


Amount of Admr. commission for receiving

$2057.62 at 5 per ct.

102.88

Paying same out $2057.62 at 5 per ct.

102.88


Amount of Court Cost Voucher No. 10

55.50


Printer’s fee for notice of grant of letters of

Administration as per voucher

2.50


Printer’s fee for notice of final settlement Voucher

No. (blank)

2.00


Taxes paid on land in Nacodoches [sic] in 1879

Voucher No. (blank)

1.50


Total

$1219.66


Your reporter would farther represent the above are all the preferred claims within his knowledge that the law required to be paid in full, but that there is in Judgment in favor of Kendrick & Aston for the sum of

$1220.60

& another in favor of same parties for 766.43

& one in favor of Kendrick, Aston & Honaker 451.99

& another in favor of same parties for 416.11

Which Judgment are a lien on all the lands of said estate…




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in Collin County perhaps also in Rockwall, Dallas & Nacodoches [sic-Nacogdoches]] Counties in which latter event went there can be nothing paid on any of the claims of any persons except the said Kendrick Aston & Honaker. Your reporter further represents that the total amount received by him is the sum of

$2057.62

Amount paid out on preferred claims 1219.66

On hand $ 837.96

Which sum he is now ready to pay out to Kendrick Aston & Honaker if their claims or liens on lands in Dallas, Rockwall & Nocodoches [sic] Cos. In which even he here files their receipts as for Voucher No. 13. But if said judgments are not a lien on the land in said Counties last named then he is ready to pro rate the amount of the sale of the lands in said Counties among the creditors of said estate. The premises considered your reporter prays that all parties interested in said administration be cited according to law to appear & contest this application if they think proper on the final hearing he prays that he be finally discharged from said administration & for general relief.

Richard Maltbie

Atty. for JOE FORMAN Admr.



The State of Texas

Collin County Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority JOSEPH FORMAN Admr. of D. C. FORMAN who being sworn says that the foregoing account is correct according to the best of his knowledge & belief.

JOE FORMAN


Sworn to before me this Jany. 24th 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk.

Filed Jany. 24th 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk,



R. C. WOOD Guardian March 28th 1881

M. D. BALDWIN minor Now on this day came on to be heard the report of R. C. WOOD Gdn. of M. D. BALDWINnow M. D. JONES filed in answer to the application of said ward for a final Settlement of said Guardianship. And leave having been granted to said guardian to withdraw his first final report and file a substituted final report he now here files the same. And the said ward appearing in Court by counsel and it appearing to the Court that since the grant of letters of Guardianship upon her estate the said MARTHA D. BALDWIN has intermarried with H. L. JONES. And said report and the evidence for and against the same being fully examined and considered by the Court is in all things confirmed and approved and ordered to be recorded. It further appearing to the Court that there no longer remains any necessity for the guardianship of said estate and that there is in the hands of said Guardian belonging to said ward the sum of Nineteen Hundred & Twenty & 29/100 dollars it is ordered




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that he pay over said amount to his said ward after deducting and paying off all costs of said guardianship and filing her receipt and vouchers therefor It is ordered that he be discharged from his trust as said Guardian.



Final Report


State of Texas

County of Collin County Court March Term A. D. 1881

To the Hon. Co. court of said Co.

R. C. WOOD Guardian of the estate of MARTHA D. BALDWIN now JONES respectfully presents the following account with said minor as his final account and says that it contains a complete statement of the property as received by him as guardian of said estate and that the vouchers for the payments made have been lost or mislaid. Wherefore he prays that the account be approved and for general relief.


Estate of MARTHA D. BALDWIN

In a/c with

R. C. WOOD Guardian


1877

Dr.

Cr.

Sept. amt. for P. W. BALDWIN

Guardian


$1960.29

Amt. paid taxes 1877

$ 20.00


Amt. paid taxes 1878

20.00


Amt to Balance

1920.20



$1960.29

$1920.29



$1920.29


R. C. WOOD


Subscribed before me this 22nd day of March A. D. 1881

J. W. Waddill Clk. Co.

Court Collin Co. Tex.

By G. S. Morris Dy.

Filed March 28th 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clerk



G. W. GRAYUM Admr. March 28th 1881

Est. of

PERRY GRAYUM Decd. Now on this day comes G. W. GRAYUM Admr. of the estate and present for approval his additional Inventory of said estate Filed March 25th 1881 which being examined by the Court if approved and ordered to be recorded.


Additional Inventory


Estate of PERRY GRAYUM decd. Additional Inventory


One brown heifer yearling

$4.00

One Red & white heifer yearling

5.00

One black heifer spot in face

4.00

One 2 year old heifer Red & white

8.00





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One Brown & white Bull yearling

4.00

One ball [sic] faced bull yearling

4.00

One Brown bull yearling

4.00

One Black hog barrow

10.00

One white & black quilt [sic]

7.00

2 Pigs one white one black

2.00

5 stock bills [sic]

2.00

1 chopping hatchet

.25

1 Pistol

.25


$54.50



We ARON SNIDER & A. A. CAMPBELL appraisers of the above property solemnly swear that the valuation of the above is a fair valuation and also all of the property of said estate that has come to our knowledge.

A.H. SNIDER

A. A. CAMBELL [sic]


Sworn to before me this March 25th 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk.

Co. Ct. Collin Co. Texas


GEO. W. GRAYUM administrator of the estate of PERRY GRAYUM Decd. now comes & files an additional Inventory of the property belonging to said estate. Who also says that W. L. MOPUGIN (?) owes said Estate the sum of four dollars. J. J. DARDEN owes said estate about the sum of 3.50/100 dollars. Said administrator would report that there are some stock in Coleman & Bosque Co. which he is not able to report at this term of the Court.

G. W. GRAYUM Admr.

of the Estate of PERRY GRAYUM deceased


Sworn to before me this March 25 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clerk

Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

Filed March 25th 1881.

J. W. Waddill clk.



JAS. HERNDON Gdn. March 28th 1881

Est. of

D. L. HERNDON Minor Now on this day comes JAS. HERNDON and presents for approval his bond heretofore filed and oath as such guardian, which said bond being examined by the Court is considered sufficient and is approved and ordered to be recorded.



Bond


State of Texas Know all men by these here presents [sic] that we JAMES HERNDON

Collin County JR. and (blank) and (blank) as sureties acknowledge ourselves to owe and be indebted to the County Judge of Collin County and his successors in office in the sum of Two Hundred Dollars. Conditioned that JAMES




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HERNDON JR. who has been appointed guardian of the Estate of D. L. HERNDON shall faithfully discharge all the duties incumbent upon him as such guardian.

Witness our hands this 26th day of March 1881.

JAMES HERNDON

GEO. H. HERNDON

JAMES HERNDON


State of Texas

Collin County I, JAMES HERNDON do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the Estate of D. L. HERNDON.

JAMES HERNDON


Sworn to and subscribed before me this March 26th 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk.

C. C. C. C. Texas

Filed March 26th 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk.



J. H. BOWMAN Admr. March 29th 1881

Est. of

H. & S. E. DYE Decd. Now on this day came on to be heard the report of the commissioners appointed to partition the Estate of H. & S. E. DYE Decd. and the same being examined by the Court it is ordered that said report be referred back to said Commissioners for amendment.



R. E. RIKE Gdn. March 29th 1881

Est. of

JULIA J. REICH et al Minors Now on this day comes R. E. RIKE and files his bond and oath as Guardian of the Estates of JULIA J., IDA C., LEWIS D., & Wm. ROBT. REICH minors and said bond being examined by the Court is considered sufficient and ordered to be recorded.



Bond


State of