1881-1882 Probate Minutes - 1881-1882 - Volume B-2 - pp 205-285


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S. M. BENGE Executrix                                      Inventory

Est. of                                                                     September 20th

J. M. BENGE Deceased                                    Now on this day came on to be hear the inventory and appraisement of the Community property of J. M. BENGE deceased filed by S. M. BENGE Executrix of said Estate which said inventory and appraisement being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

Inventory and Appraisement of the Community estate of J. M. BENGE Dec. and his surviving wife S. M. BENGE viz:

 

22 acres of land out of T. T. BRADLEY survey @ $100.00 per acre                                        #2200.00

76 acres of land out of the ED BRADLEY survey @ $25 per acre                                              1900.00

13 acres of land out of the WM. RYAN survey                                                                                  150.00

28 acres of land out of the McFARLAND survey                                                                              230.00

30 acres of land out of the Wm. DAVIS survey                                                                                 240.00

5/6 undivided of 20 acres of land out of the Wm. DAVIS survey                                                                   660.00

¾ undivided of 20 acres of land in McKinney City                                                                           100.00

#5480.00

1 Gray Mare #10.00 2 bay horses #75.00 Each                                                                                160.00

1 Cow & 2 heifers                                                                                                                                                      40.00

2 Sows & 14 pigs & 4 head of other hogs                                                                                            40.00

1 Piano                                                                                                                                                      150.00

Household & Kitchen furniture                                                                                                             150.00

1 Wagon #30.00 & buggy #30.00                                                                                                          60.00

Farming implements                                                                                                                               30.00

     632 (??)

J. D. PAGE

GEO. H. WILSON Appraisers

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th day of Aug. 1881.

J. W. Waddill

Clk. Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

 

3 unbroken horses in Hopkins Co. Texas

 

List of Claims

 

One Claim on MOODY & JAMISON of Galveston, Texas for #333.40

One note on J. M. WILCOX

for $350.00 Dated…

 

 

 

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…June 7th 1881 due January 7th 1881 with 12% interest.

Note on J. M. WILCOX for $50.00 Dated June 7th 1881 and due Decr. 7th 1881 23% Int.—One note on A. S. TENELLE for #134 78/100 April 28th 1881 due 12 months after date 12% Int. One note on C. T. MASSIE (?) for #29.00 May 26/79 12 per cent int.

One note on C. S. MAYS for #380.00 dated Feby. 28th 1877 due 12 months after date Int. 10%. Cr. by $285.00. Two notes on S. K. RUDOLPH for $200.00 dated Oct. 9th 1880 due 1 & 2 years after date 1% int.

 

State of Texas                                      Personally appears before the undersigned authority MRS. S. M. BENGE who on

Collin County                                       oath says that the above and foregoing inventory & list of claims is a full & complete inventory and list of the property & claims of her testator that has come to her Knowledge.

S. M. BENGE

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 1st of September 1881.

J. W. Waddill Clk.

Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

Filed Sept. 1st 1881.

J. W. Waddill

Clk.

 

 

[Order]

 

MRS. LIZZIE SMOOT                          Exhibit

                Guardian                               September 20

Est. of                                                     Now on this day this cause was continued by operation of law.

M. E. & J. B. SMOOT

                                Minors

 

JNO. E. CAMERSON                          Application for

                Admr.                                     Temporary administration

A.L. JONES Decd.                               Septr. 20th 1881

                                                Now on this day this cause is continued to perfect notice as required by law.

 

 

 

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THOMAS CURRY                               Approval of Bond

Est. Admr.                                             September 20th 1881

ROBT. CURRY Dcd.                           Now on this day comes THOMAS CURRY and files his Bond with Wm. M. PARDUE and M. M. FAGAN as sureties as Administrator of the Est. of ROBT. CURRY Dcd. and said Bond having been examined by the Court is approved and ordered that Administrator take the oath required by law.

 

 

The State of Texas                              Estate of ROBT. CURRY deceased

Collin County                                      

                Know all men by these presents (sic) that we THOMAS CURRY as principal and WM. M. PARDUE and (blank) as surety are bound unto T. C. Goodner and his successors in office as Judge of the County Court of Collin County Texas in the sum of four hundred (#400.00) dollars conditioned that the said THOMAS CURRY shall well and truly and faithfully perform all the duties incumbent upon him as administrator of the Estate of ROBT. CURRY deceased.

                Witness Our hand this 24th day of August A. D. 1881.

                                                                                                                THOMAS CURRY

                                                                                                                Wm. M. PARDUE

 

Approved August 24. 1881

Filed August 25th 1881

                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

J. H. BOWAN                                       Report sale of Land

Est.     Admr.                                         September 20th 1881

S. E. DYE Ded.                                     Now on this day comes J. H. BOWAN Administrator Est. of S. E. DYE Dcd. and files his Report of sale of land and ordered that the same be noted on the minutes.

 

 

 

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R. D. HICKMAN                                                   Motion vs. Admr. to pay

    vs.                                                                       a/c [account] September 20th 1881

W. D. CHAPMAN                                                 Now on this day came on to be heard the motion of R. D. HICKMAN for the Court to authorize W. D. CHAPMAN administrator of the Est. of D. D. GRAHAM Decd. to refund #5.58 overpaid on note due said GRAHAM & the matters and things in said Motion being seen and fully understood by the Court it said (?) ordered that said motion be granted.

                                                               

Est. of D. D. GRAHAM Ded.                              In County Court

                                                                                September Term 1881

R. D. HICKMAN of Collin County would represent that during the life time of decd. your applicant bot. [brought?] from him ½ interest in 124 acres of land for which amt. the decd. delivered him a deed ……? an absolute warranty. That the amount of acres falls short 4 1/8 acres by actual measurement and your applicant has paid on the note #5.58 over & above the amount properly due he therefore prays the Court to authorize the admr. to refund above amt. and cancel said Note.

                Certificate of surveyors. Statement & sworn a/c [account] accompany this application & are herewith filed.

 

                                                                R. D. HICKMAN  

Filed Septr. 20 1881.

                J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

 

 

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Wm. S. GRAHAM                                                                Application for

   vs. Ests. of                                                          Guardianship

NANNIE & HARVEY D. GRAHAM                   September 20th 1881

                                                Minors                    Now on this day come on to be heard the application of W. S. GRAHAM to be appointed Guardian of the persons and estates of NANNIE & HARVEY D. GRAHAM and it appearing to the Court that EUGENE HOUGHTON Guardian of said minors having filed his final account and tendered his resignation and they being approved and received by the Court. It is ordered that said W. S. GRAHAM be appointed his successor upon his giving a good and solvent Bond in the sum of One thousand Dollars Each and taking the oath required by law.

 

State of Texas                                      T. C. Goodner County

Collin County                                       Judge of Collin Co.

Your Petitioner Wm. S. GRAHAM who is a citizen of said County and state would represent that the minors NANNIE & HARVEY D. GRAHAM who reside in Collin county and have no guardian of their Persons nor Estates who are respectively of the ages of 9, and (11) years who have property both Real & Personal situated in said County & that an interest in the Homestead that was set aside at the term of the Co. Court for the minors of D. D. GRAHAM Est. and also personal property of the probable value of 400# dollars each and Petitioner would represent that he is the Brother of said minors & not disqualified by law. He would therefore ask to be appointed Guardian of their persons and Estates. Sept. 20th 1881.

                                                                                W. S. GRAHAM

 

                                                                Filed Sept. 20 1881.

                                                                                J. W. Waddill

                                                                                                Clk.

 

 

 

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L. D. CHAPMAN                                  Application for

vs. Est.                                                   Guardianship

JNO. T. & S. Y. GRAHAM                   September 20th 1881

                                Minors                    Now on this day came on to be heard the application of L. D. CHAPMAN to be appointed Guardian of the Estates of JNO. T. & S. Y. GRAHAM Minors and it appearing to the Court that EUGENE HOUGHTON Guardian of said minors having filed his final account & tendered his resignation and they being approved and received by the Court. It is ordered that L. D. CHAPMAN be appointed in his stead and that he give a good and solvent Bond in the sum of One thousand Dollars Each and taking the oath prescribed by law.

 

State of Texas                                      T. C. Goodner County Judge

Collin County                                       of Collin County

                                                                                Your petitioner L. D. CHAPMAN a citizen of said County & State would present to you Honor that JOHN T. & A. Y. GRAHAM minors who are over the age of 14 years who have both Real & Personal Estate situated in Collin Co. who has an interest in the Homestead that was set apart by the Co. Court of Collin Co. at its… to the minor heirs of D. D. GRAHAM Deceased also Personal Estate to the value of probably 400# Dollars each. Said minors have no legal guardian. Petitioner would ask that he be appointed Guardian of the Property of said minors who states that he is the Uncle of said Minors and is not disqualified to act.

Sept. 20th 1881

 

                Filed Sept. 20 1881.

                                J. W. Waddill

                                                Clk.

 

 

 

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F. M. DAVIDSON                                 Report of sale

                Admr.                                     of Land

Est.                                                         Wednesday

T. T. BRADLEY Dcd.                           September 21 1881

Now on this day comes on to be heard the report of the sale of land by F. M DAVIDSON administrator of Estate of T. T. BRADLEY deceased under an order of Court at former Terms 1881 and it appears to the Court that due notice of said sale had been given as required by law and it also appears to the Court that said sale had been fairly made and in conformity with the order of Court. It is therefore ordered by the Court that said sale be in all things approved and said Administrator ordered to make titles to purchasers on their compliance with the terms of sale.

 

                                                                Report of sale

 

The State of Texas                              County Court of said

Collin County                                       County sitting for

 

probate and other like purposes

October Term A. D. 1881

                                                                To the Hon. T. C. Goodner Judge of the County Court of said County F. M. DAVIDSON Admr. of the Estate of T. T. BRADLEY deceased respectfully shows that at the Court House door in the City of McKinney Collin County Texas on the 6th day of September 1881 the same being the 1st Tuesday of said…

 

 

 

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…month by virtue of an order of said Court passed, on the 25th day of July 1881 said date being a day of July Term of said Court; he the said Administrator after due and legal notice given sold for half cash & the other half on twelve months time to the highest bidder at public auction certain real estate hereinafter described belonging to the estate of T. T. BRADLEY deceased also the same time & place by virtue of an order of said Court passed at the May Term 1881 on the 24th day of said month after due & legal notice given sold for Cash all the wild hogs to the highest bidder at public outcry belonging to the estate of said T. T. BRADLEY a full and correct account of all of which is respectfully submitted to the consideration of the Court as follows to wit:

 

Lot No. 1 sold to W. S. MAY                                               $100.00

Lot No. 2 sold to F. M. HILL for                                             90.50

Lot No. 3 sold to F. M. HILL for                                             55.00

Lot No. 4 sold to F. M. HILL for                                             55.00

Lot No. 6 sold to F. M. HILL for                                             131.00

Lot No. 7 sold to F. M. HILL for                                             130.00

Lot No. 9 sold to F. M. HILL for                                             187.00

                                                                Total                          #648.50

Lot. No. 5 sold to DR. MARKHAM                                          64.00

Lot No. 8 sold to DR. MARKHAM                                          174.00

                                                                Total                          #239.00

Lot No. 10 sold to L. A. FOOTE                                                72.00

Lot No. 11 sold to JOHN HALL for                                          60.00

Lot No. 12 sold to J. B. LUCAS for                                         53.00

Lot No. 14 sold to DR. T. W. WILEY for                                  96.50

Lot No. 15 sold to JOHN C. COLEMAN for                          90.00

                                                                                Total            249.00

 

For more particular description of the Lots reference is made to the Platt (sic) & filed notes made out by T. B. WILSON and herewith filed and made a part of this report.

 

20 acres situated in Collin Count on East fork…

 

 

 

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…of Trinity River and a part of a 320 acre survey in the name of BLUFORD CLEMENTS. Beginning at the South West corner of said CLEMENTS survey, Thence North 15 chains to a post in the West line of said survey, Thence East to Clements Creek, Thence down said Creek with its meanders to the south boundary line of said survey, Thence west with said South line of said survey, Thence west with said south line to the beginning containing 20 acres more or less sold to J. L. DOGGETT for $6.25 per acre #125.00 ½ of which belongs to T. T. BRADLEY first wife’s children.                                                                                                                                                         62.50

And ½ belongs to the estate of T. T. BRADLEY

to pay debts with to wit:                                                                                                                                      #62.50

Wild Hogs sold to J. R. PARKER                                                                                                                       #9.00

 

                                                                Recapitulation

 

Lot No. 1 sold to W. S. MAY for                                                                                         #100.00

Lots No. 2-3-4-6-7 & 9 sold to F. M. HILL for                                                                  #648.50

Lots No. 5 & 8 sold to DR. MARKHAM for                                                                      #239.00

Lot No. 10 sold to L. A. FOOTE for                                                                                   #  72.00

Lot No. 11 sold to JOHN HALL for                                                                                   #  60.00

Lot No. 12 sold to J. B. LUCAS for                                                                                  #  53.00

Lot No. 13 sold to DR. T. W. WILEY for                                                                           #  96.50

Lots No. 14 & 15 sold to JOHN COLEMAN for                                                              #249.00

                Total amt. of sales for town Lots                                                                      1518.00

½ of proceeds of sale of 20 acres

   of land on East Fork in B. CLEMENTS survey                                                             #62.50

                                Wild Hog claim                                                                                      #  9.00

Total amt. of sales belonging to Estate                                                                           $1589.50

 

 

The State of Texas                              Before me J. W. Waddill

Collin County                                       Clerk of the County Court

In and for Collin County State of Texas came F. M. DAVIDSON administrator of the Estate of T. T. BRADLEY deceased who being duly sworn deposes and says that the foregoing report is a true and correct account of the sale made by him of certain real estate of T. T. BRADLEY at the time & place aforesaid by virtue of…

 

 

 

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…the order aforesaid.

                                                                F. M. DAVIDSON

                                                                Admr. of the estate of

                                                                T. T. BRADLEY decd.

 

Swore to & subscribed before me this Sept.

15th 1881.

                                J. W. Waddill

                                Co. Clk. Co. Ct. Collin Co. Texas

 

[Here appears of map of the Lots sold and other owners of lots, including R. L. & E. (?) M. WADDILL, JOHN HOWELL, ROB. JOHN, MARY FARIS, CHEW & McBENGE, PAGE, LARGENT, MATEX, G. A. WILSON and a large area label “Academy Ground.” Bound by McKinney & Denton Road on the south, “Go Faut Street” on the right and “W. Boundary line of the City of McKinney” on the left]

 

 

 

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Plat and field notes of a subdivision of a tract of land in the corporation of the City of McKinney belonging to the Estate of T. T. BRADLEY Decd., into Lots; the same being part of the T. T. BRADLEY survey.

 

Lot No. 1 the field notes are as follows:

   Beginning in the N. line of the BRADLEY survey at the N. W. Cor. of a Lot sold by T. T. BRADLEY to MAY. Thence S 2 3/4 ° W. 147 feet a stake on the N. line of a 20 foot Alley, Thence W. 152 2/3 feet a stake, Thence N. 2 3/4° E. 152 feet a stake on the N line of the BRADLEY survey, Thence S 88° E 152 2/3 feet to the place of beginning.

 

Lot No. 2. The field notes are as follows:

   Beginning in the N. line of the BRADLEY survey at the N. W. Co. of Lot No. 1, Thence S 2/3° W. 152 feet to its S. W. Cor. on the N line of a 20 foot Alley Thence W. 158½ feet a stake on the N. line of the BRADLEY survey Thence S 88° E. 161 feet to the place of beginning.

Lot No. 3. The field notes are as follows:

   Beginning the N. line of the BRADLEY survey 40 feet W. of the N. W. Cor. of Lot No. 2, a stake Thence S 1¾° W. 158 ½  feet a stake Thence W. 200 feet a stake. Thence n. 1¾° E.165 ½ feet a stake in the N. line of the BRADLEY survey. Thence S 88° 200 feet to the place of beginning.

Lot No. 4. The field Notes are as follows:

   Beginning in the N. line of the BRADLEY survey 30 feet W. of the N. W. Cor. of Lot No. 3 a stake Thence S. 1 ¾° W. 166 feet a stake Thence W. 212 ½ feet a stake in the W. Boundary line of the Corporation of the City of McKinney. Thence N. 174 feet, a stake in the intersection of the corporation line and the N. line of the BRADLEY survey. Thence S. 88° E. 219 feet to the place of beginning.

Lot No. 5. The field notes are as follows:

   Beginning in the W. Boundary line of the…

 

 

 

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…Corporation of the City of McKinney 20 feet S. of the S. W. cor. of Lot No. 4. Thence S. 200 feet a stake. Thence E. 205 ½ feet a stake. Thence N. 1 ¾ ° E. 200 feet a stake Thence W 212 feet to the place of beginning.

Lot No. 6. Beginning 20 feet S. of the S. W. Cor. of Lot No. 3, the same being 249 feet E. & 165 ½ feet S. of the Intersection of the Corporation line with the N. line of the BRADLEY survey Thence S 1 ¾ ° W. 200 feet Thence E 200 feet a stake. Thence N. 1 ¾ ° E. 200 feet a stake. Thence W. 200 feet to the place of beginning.

Lot No. 7 The field Notes are as follows:

   Beginning 20 feet S. of the S. W. Cor. of Lot No. 2 a stake on the E. line of a 40 foot street

Thence S. 1 ¾ ° W. 200 feet a stake. Thence E. 154 feet a stake. Thence N. 2 ¾ E. 200 feet Thence W. 158 feet to the place of beginning.

Lot No. 8. Beginning at the N. W. Cor. of a Lot sold by T. T. BRADLEY to R. L. WADDILL. Thence W. 153 ½ feet a stake on the E. line of a 40 foot street. Thence S. 1 ¾ ° W. 200 feet a stake. Thence E 150 feet to the S. W. cor. of said WADDILL’S Lot. Thence N. 2 ¾ ° E 200 feet to the place of beginning.

Lot No. 9 the field notes are as follows:

   Beginning 40 feet W. of the N. W. Cor. of Lot No. 8 Thence W. 200 feet, a stake. Thence S 1 ¾ ° W 200 feet a stake Thence E. 200 feet a stake. Thence N. 1 ¾ ° E. 200 feet to the place of beginning.

Lot No. 10 The field notes are as follows:

   Beginning on the W. line of the Corporation (line) of the City of McKinney, 40 feet S. of the S. W. Cor. of Lot No. 5. Thence S. 200 feet a stake  Thence E. 198 ½ feet to a stake on the W. line of a 30 foot street Thence N. 1 ¾ ° E. 200 feet, a stake. Thence W. 205 feet to the place of beginning.

 

 

 

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Lot No. 11. The field notes are as follows:

   Beginning 30 feet W. of the N.W. Cor. of a Lot sold by T. T. BRADLEY to MRS. (?) LUCAS Thence W. 198 feet a stake in the W. line of Corporation of the City of McKinney. Thence S. 200 feet, a stake Thence E. 192 feet, a stake, Thence N. 1 ¾ ° E.200 feet to the place of beginning.

Lot No. 12. The field notes are as follows:

   Beginning 40 feet S. & 30 feet W. of the S. W. Cor. of a Lot sold by T. T. BRADLEY to J. R. LUCAS; Thence W. 191 ½ feet a stake in the W. line of the Corporation of McKinney Thence S. 286 feet a stake. Thence E, 192 ½ feet to a stake on the E. line of a 30 foot street. Thence N. 1 ¾ ° E, 286 feet to the place of beginning, Containing about 1 ¼ acres.

Lot No. 13, The field notes are as follows:

   Beginning at the S. W. Cor. of Lot No. 12 on the W. line of the corporation of McKinney Thence S. 286 feet a stake 4 feet E. of the N. W. Cor. of a Lot sold to W. B. LARGENT Thence E. 174 feet a stake. Thence E. 286 feet to the S. E. Cor. of Lot No. 12 Thence W. 182 ½ feet to the place of beginning containing about 1 ¼ acres.’

Lot No. 14. The field notes are as follows:

   Beginning on the W. line of the corporation of the City of McKinney on the S. line of a lot sold to W. B. LARGENT. Thence S. 206 feet a stake Thence E. 173 feet a stake. Thence N. 2 ¾ ° E. 206 feet to the S. E. cor. said sold to W. B. LARGENT. Thence W. 184 feet to the place of beginning, containing about ¾ of an acre.

Lot No. 15. The field notes are as follows:

   Beginning at the intersection of the W. line of the Corporation of the City of McKinney with the N. line of the McKinney & Benton…

 

 

 

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…Road Thence E. 163 feet a stake Thence N. 2 ¾ ° E. 206 feet a stake the S. E. Cor. of Lot No. 14. Thence W. 173 feet to the corporation line Thence S. 206 feet to the place of beginning containing about ¾ acres.

 

                                                Surveyed July 1881.

                                                                T. B. WILSON CO.

                                                                Sur. Collin Co.

Filed September 15th 1881.

                                J. W. Waddill Co. Clk.

 

 

A.B.MAYES                                          Final Report

Est. of    Guardian                                September 24th 1881

Wm. MAYES                                         Now on the day came on to be heard the final report of A. B. MAYES Guardian

                Minor                                      of Wm. MAYES a minor and it appearing to the Court that notice required by law has been given and the same having been examined by the court is approved and ordered to be recorded and said Guardian discharged on his filing vouchers showing all costs paid and all the Estate disposed of.

 

 

State of Texas                                      In County Court

Collin County                                       Collin County

A.B. MAYS (sic) Guardian                 Sept. Term 1881

of Wm. MAYS (sic) Estate

                                                To the Hon. T. C. Goodner Co. Judge

                                                                The undersigned A. B. MAYES Guardian of the Estate of Wm. MAYS most respectfully makes the following as his final report and account for final settlement of the Estate of his said ward. And would most respectfully show that his ward Wm. MAYES has now arrived at the age of twenty one (21) years

 

                                                                Dr.

To money recd. from me from the Estate of ROBT. B. MAYS Decd.                                       #110.33

To property Recd. from the Estate of W. B. MAYS

 

 

 

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….Decd. on partition thereof among his heirs to wit:

valued at                                                                                                                                               $150.00

21 head of stock horses & mules branded (bar) C right shoulder  valued at                          $635.00

4 head of cattle   valued at                                                                                                                                #  20.00

1/6 interest in a brown Stallion                                                                                                         #  33.33

1/6 interest in Jack 10 yrs. old                                                                                                           #  33.33

                                Total amt. Recd.                                                                                                   #981.99

                                                Cr.

By Cash pd. J. E. GILLESPIE from buiktron (?) vou. 1                                                                                #    3.00

By Cash pd. J. O. STRAUGHAN Clk. vou. 2                                                                                        8.79

By Cash pd. Jenkins & Goodner Suit for Partition (vou.) 3                                                                8.33

By Cash pd. Wm. F. ALEXANDER voucher 4                                                                                       7.37

By Cash pd. J. O. STRAUGHAN voucher 5                                                                                          5.25

By Cash pd. C. TUBBEVILLE for taxes voucher 6                                                                              7.50

By Cash pd. W. P. BISHOP for tuition voucher 7                                                                               11.00

By Cash pd. JOHN W. FIELD for Comm.                                                                                             2.00

By Cash pd. GEO. PURCELL for dividing stock                                                                                     .50

By Cash pd. C. S. HAGGARD Commissioner of partition                                                                 15.25

By Cash pd. GEO P. MAYO for attending to stock                                                                              10.00

                                                                                                                                                                #    85.76

 

                                                                Dr.

To balance on hand Cash                                                                                                                 #  24.57

To Cash Recd. for One steer sold                                                                                                         14.00

To Cash Recd. for One mule and three head of horses sold to J. COLLIER                          #160.00

                                                                Total Amt.                                                                              $198.57

 

                                                                Cr.

By Cash pd. self as Com. on #174.00                                                                                            #   8.70

By a/c to H. W. ARDINGER vou. 41 (?)                                                                                              13.50

By Cash pd. G. R. YANTIS for Tax (1875)                                                                                           4.90

By Cash GEO D. ALEXANDER tuition                                                                                                 2.70

By Cash for taking care of horses for 1876 Vou. 3                                                                          10.00

By Cash for take care of horses GEO. MAYS 1875 vou. 2                                                              17.00

 

 

 

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Amt. brought forward                                                                                          #56.80

By Cash pd. self as Com. on #56.80                                                                  2.84

By Cash Retained for taking care of property of minor                                               10.00

By Cash for taxes during 1876                                                                            4.71

                                                                                                                                #74.35

 

                                Dr.

 

Bal. on hand                                                                                                         #124.22

Oct. 25/77 To Cash Recd. from NANCY MAYS on sale of land                 #  82.50

Oct. 25/78 To Cash Received from T. C. RECTOR for               

two mules principal & Int.                                                                                     163.85

To cash reced. of O. C. McWHORTER for one mule sold Oct. 1/77             75.00

                                                                                                                                  445.00

                                Cr.

 

By Cash pd. MISS LATIMER for tuition                                                                          

                Voucher No. 1 Report (1879)                                                                              # 3.00

By Cash pd. T. B. WILSON for surveying                                                                              .50

By Cash pd. R. C. WHITE for legal service V(2)                                                                 2.50

By Cash pd. for taxes for 1877                                                                                              2.95

By Cash pd. for taxes for 1878                                                                                              3.10

By Cash pd. W. H. BUCHANAN for tuition for 1878 as per Voucher No. 4                  4.00

By Cash pd. self as Com. of 5% on #32.35                                                                      16.06

By Cash pd. self as Com of 5% on 17.55                                                                             .87

By Cash pd. J. L. DOGGETT for legal service (V. 5)                                                         2.50

By Cash pd. J. M. BENGE Vou. (No. 6)                                                                               2.30

                Total amt. Pd. out                                                                                                                  #36.78

 

Amount brought forward                                                     #408.79

                                                Cr.

 

By Cash pd. for taxes 1879 (v. 2) final report                                     2.90

By Cash pd. for taxes 1880 (v. 1) final report                                     1.00

                                                                                                     3.90

By Cash pd. W. T. BEVERLY for legal services                 3.50      

                                                                                                  # 7.40

Amt. of money on hand at date of final settlement       #401.39

 

Your reporter would further show that there will be the cost of the officers….

 

 

 

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…of Court; accrued in making final settlement to be deducted out of the said amt. of #401.39. Consequently cannot state the exact amt. due said ward after final settlement.

 

State of Texas

Collin County                       Before the undersigned authority this day personally came A. B. MAYS Guardian of the estate of Wm. MAYS Minor and on his oath says that the above and forgoing is a full fair and just account of the receipts and disbursements of the property that has come to his hands by virtue of said guardianship.

 

A.B. MAYS

 

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this August 19th 1881.

                                                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

Filed August 19th 1881.

                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

 

THOS. CUMY (?) admr.                                     Sept. 20 1881

                Est. of

ROBT. CUMY Decd.                                           On this day came on to be heard the application of THOS. CUMY for letters of administration on the (estate) of ROBERT CUMY Deceased and it appearing to the Court that notice had been given as required by law. It is ordered that said application be granted and that letters of Administration issue to said THOS. CUMY upon his entering into bond in the sum of four hundred dollars with approved security conditioned as the law directs and taking the oath prescribed by law.

 

                                                                Application

 

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

Collin County                                       Judge of the County Court

of Collin County in the State of Texas with probate jurisdiction.

                                The petition of THOS. CUNY a resident…

 

 

 

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…of Navarro County Texas Respectfully shows that ROBERT CUMY late of said Collin County Texas departed this life on the 16th day of July 1880 in the County of Collin Texas leaving no will so far as your petitioner knows or believes. That said intestate died seized and possessed of a small personal estate consisting of sum debts due him evidenced by notes and open accounts all of said notes and accounts as personal estate being estimated to be worth not exceeding Two hundred dollars. That your petitioner THOMAS CUMY is the brother of said intestate. That besides your petitioner decedent left one other heir in the United States of America to wit: ACHISON CUMY and that said ACHISON CUMY has and will give and grant and relinquish all his rights interest and privileges to said THOS. CUMY. That your Petitioner believing that said Estate should be immediately administered as well for the purpose of the proper management of said Estate as for the prompt collection of the said notes and accounts by virtue of his right under the statute. He therefore prays that your Honor will grant letters of administration to him in the premises upon qualifying himself according to law and the directions of the Court—Your petitioner begs leave to offer the consideration of your honor (blank) and (blank) as sureties upon his bond and to nominate (blank) and (blank) as appraisers to value the goods and chattel and personal Estate of said intestate and as in duty bound your petitioner will ever pray &c.

                                                                                THOS. CUMY

                                                                                M. M. FAGAN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this August 24th 1881.

                                                                                Wm. Pardue Notary Public.

Filed August 25th 1881

                                J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

 

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                                                Probate Notice

 

The State of Texas                              In the County Court

County of Collin                   To the Sept. Term 1881

                The State of Texas

                                                To the Sheriff or any Constable of Collin County, Greeting:

                                                                You are hereby by commanded to cause to be posted in your County one of which shall be the Court House door copies of the following notice:

 

The State of Texas:

                To all persons interested in the administration of the Estate of ROBERT CUMY Decd. THOS. CUMY has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for letters of administration upon the Estate of said ROBERT CUMY Decd. which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in Sept. 1881 at the Court House there of in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said Estate may appear and contest said application if they see proper. Here in fail not under penalty of the law and of this writ make due return.

 

                                                                Issued the 25th day of August 1881

                                                                Witness J. W. Waddill clk. of the County

                                                                Court of said County and seal there of

L.S.                                                         at office in McKinney this 25 day of

                                                                August 1881.

                                                                                                J. W. Waddill clk.

                                                                                                                Co. Court Collin Co. Texas

Came to hand August 25th 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 Shff.

                                                                                                By I. S. Ewan, Dpty.

 

 

 

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J. M. HODGES admr.                         Tuesday Sept. 27th 1881

                Est. of

L. P. HODGES decd.                           On this day J. M. HODGES admr. of the Estate of L. P. HODGES Decd. has leave to amend his final Report Filed March 28th 1881.

 

 

J. H. BOWMAN admr.                        Tuesday Sept. 27th 1881

                Est. of

S. E. DYE Decd.                                   On this day came on to be heard the report of sale of land belonging to the Estate of S. E. DAY Decd. Filed by J. H. BOWMAN admr. of said Estate which said Report being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded and said administrator is ordered to make titles upon purchasers paying purchase money.

 

                                                                Report of Sale of Land

 

State of Texas                                                      County Court Sept. Term 1881

Collin County

                To the Hon. County Court of said County:

                                J. H. BOWMAN administrator of the Estate of S. E. DYE deceased Respectfully represents that in obedience to an order of Hon. County Court of said County of Collin made at its July term A. D. 1881 he advertised the land herein after mentioned for sale by posting notices in three public places in Collin County one of which was the Court House door in the City of McKinney and by publication in the McKinney Advocate a newspaper published in said Collin County for twenty days prior to the 1st Tuesday the 6th day of September A. D. 1881 and on said day at said Court house door he offered said lands for sale in accordance with said advertisement and said order of the Court to the highest bidder and best bidder upon a credit of six months and there and then sold said land as follows.

 

First Tract: Beginning at the SW Corner of 100…

 

 

 

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…acres set apart to J. H. BOWMAN executor which is marked as lot no. 1 Thence South 22.75 chs. to S. W. corner of 12 ½ acres deeded to said HENRY DYE by J. and N. KLEPPER Thence east 58 chains to S. E. cor. of said 220 acres in JAMES BEVERLY survey—Thence north 22.75 chs. to S. E. Corner of 100 acres allotted to said J. H. BOWMAN Thence west therewith 58 chs. to the beginning Containing 132 ½ acres of Land was sold to GEO. W. BOWMAN for the sum of seventeen dollars per acre.

 

Second tract—A part of the timber tract Beginning S. E. Corner of the said 16 2/3 acre tract in FOSTER survey mention in land allotted to said BOWMAN Thence West with S. line of MAXWELL land 38 chains to upper corner of the 16 2/3  Thence South 5 chains to the N. W. cor. lot no. 1 as shown by map Thence N. 8 ½ E. with the North line of said BOWMAN tract 38 chains to the beginning containing 8 ¼ acres was sold to G. W. BOWMAN and H. C. KENNEDY for $12.50 Dollars per acre.

 

Third tract—Being an undivided 2/3 interest in two surveys situated in the N. W. Corner of Collin County patented to the heirs of W. P. ALLEN, said 2/3 interest amounting to 275 acres the other 1/3 interest being held by G. A. FOOTE as his Location interest. Beginning at a post the N. W. corner 189 acre survey made for J. S. TURNER asse. T. J. HART. Thence E. 1034 vs. (varas) N. E. cor. thereof. Thence North 89 vs. post in N. line Collin County. Thence North 89 vs. (?) W. 1435 vs. N. E. cor. 160 acre survey made for W. A. BROWN asse. R. RICHARDSON. Thence South 950 vs. S. E. cor. thereof. Thence West 305 vs. post in South line thereof. Thence South 263 vs. to the beginning. Containing 320 acres of land.

 

The second (sic) tract Beginning at a post in the W. B. (West boundary) line 640 acre tract in the name of THOMAS RAGSDALE 607 vs. S. N. W. cor. thereof. Thence North 498.7 vs. post. Thence West1032 vs. a ____? Thence South 409.7 vs. an oak the N. W. cor. 107 acres J. HOWARD sur. (survey). Thence East 1032 vs. to the place of Beginning Containing 91 acres of land—was sold to G. A. FOOTE for the sum of two dollars per acre. That all of said purchasers are desirous of paying for said land…

 

 

 

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…in cash instead (of) giving notes and mortgages. That is the administrator would be authorized to receive said money and make deeds without liens on the said lands upon the payment of the purchase money it would be less expense and trouble to the estate.

   That said lands brought a fair price and were sold fairly and in compliance with law. Wherefore he prays that said sale be approved and confirmed and for such other orders as the Court may deem proper.

 

                                                                                                J. H. BOWMAN

                                                                                                                Administrator

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Sept. 20th 1881.

                                                                                F. M. Bowen J. P.

                                                                                Prct. No. 5 Collin Co. Tex.

Filed Sept. 20th 1881. J. W. Waddill Co. Clk. C. C. Texas

 

 

M. W. WILMETH Gdn.                                         Tuesday Sept. 20th 1881

WM. J. FAIRES (FARRIS?) minor                    Now on this day came on to be heard the first annual report of M. W. WILMETH as Guardian of WM. J. FAIRES a minor which said report being examined by the Court and found in all things correct it is ordered that the same be approved and recorded.

 

                                                1st Anl. (Annual) Report

 

State of Texas                      In the County Court of Collin County

Collin County                                       August Term 1881

                To the hon. T. C. Goodner Judge of said Court:

                   M. W. WILMETH Guardian of the estate of WILLIAM J. FAIRES would respectfully show to the Court that as said Guardian he has received from J. LEE FAIRES Executor of the will of JOHN FAIRES deceased.

                On April 245h 1880                                                             $492.60

                June 11 1881                                                                       $132.87 ½

Which he now has in his own use for want of a safer and better investment and he is now ready to turn over upon the order of this Court said sums of money with 12 per cent interest All of which he respectfully submits.

 

                                                                                M. W. WILMETH

 

Sworn to before me this 6th day of August 1881.

                                                                                J. W. Waddill

                                                                                                Clk.

The Honorable T. C. Goodner Judge of the County Court of …

 

 

 

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…Collin County.

                M. W. WILMETH Guardian of the person of WM. J. FAIRES would show to the Court that he has expanded for the use and benefit of his said ward as follows:

 

To Dr. B. M. E. SMITH for medical prescription                                             $    2.00

To one bottle of tonic                                                                                          $    1.00

To school book of Sealy & Seay                                                                      $    1.00

To H. C. MACK tuition Jany. 1881                                                                   $    3.00

(To H. C. MACK tuition?) March 1881                                            

To one bottle of tonic                                                                                          $    1.00

                July 1881 To pulling to (?) teeth by DR. HANNA                          $    1.00

                                                                                                                                $    9.00

 

In having kept and clothed his said ward he makes no charge.

                                Respectfully          M. W. WILMETH

 

 

Sworn to before me this August 6th 1881.

                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

Filed August 6th 1881.

                                J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

F. M. DAVIDSON Admr.                                     In County Court September 27th 1881

                Est.

T. T. BRADLEY Dec.                                           Now on this day came on to be heard the application of F. M. DAVIDSON admr. estate of T. T. BRADLEY decd. for the sale of two cows and calves. A lot of bois d’arc posts and one broad axe, which application be heard and considered by the Court and it appearing necessary to sell the same for the payment of the debts of said estate it is ordered that said Administrator sell said property at private sale for cash and report his action herein to this Court.

 

 

W. D. PARKER Gdn.                                           Tuesday September 27th 1881

Per. & Est. of

LOU ELLA BRADLEY minor                             Now on this day came on to be heard the report of the sale of personal property made by said W. D. PARKER as Guardian of the minor LOU ELLA BRADLEY a minor which said report being examined by the Court is ordered approved and recorded.

 

                                                                Report (of) Sale Per. Prop.

 

The State of Texas                                 In the County Court of Collin County Texas

Collin County                                                       Septr. Term 1881

                And now at this term comes W. D. PARKER guardian…

 

 

 

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…of the person and estate of LOU ELLA BRADLEY a minor and makes the following report of the sale of all the personal property belonging to said estate as is shown by the Inventory, to wit One large white sow, one small white sow, two large shoats for thirty dollars in a lump. And one small sow and two pigs at four dollars all sold by him to F. M. HILL at private sale for cash making in all the sum of thirty four dollars. He would further represent that he sold the carpet belonging to said estate for ten dollars. Forty lbs. of salt for forty cents. And about 8 lbs. of lard for one dollar to R. L. PARKER at private sale and for cash, making in the aggregate the sum of forty five 40/100 dollars. He would further represent that said HILL has paid him the thirty four dollars and that said R. L. PARKER has paid him eleven 40/100 dollars. He would represent that this sale was made under an order of sale made at this term of Court an (?) to wit: the 20th day of September 1881. He would represent that all of said property brought a fair price and that said sales were fairly made and he asks that the same be confirmed.

                                                                                                                W. D. PARKER Guardian Est. LOU ELLA BRADLEY

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 27th September 1881 by W. D. PARKER.

                                                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

                                                                                Co. Court C. C. Tex.

Filed Sept. 27th 1881. J. W. Waddill Clerk

 

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

Wednesday morning Sept. 28th 1881 Court met pursuant to adjournment.

 

JOHN JOHNSON                                                                Sept. 28th 1881

        vs.

Est. of PERRY GRAYUM                                   Now on this day this cause is continued by consent.

               

 

J. L. GREER                                                                         Sept. 28th 1881

     vs.

J. S. & G. T. DERRICK minors                                         Now on this day came on to be heard the application of J. L. GREER for letters of guardianship of the persons and estates of J. S. & G. F. DERRICK minors. And it appearing to the Court that notice of said application has been given as prescribed by law and that said minors are over the age of fourteen years and have selected the said J. L. GREER as their guardian and it further appearing…

 

 

 

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…to the Court that he is a suitable person It is ordered that Letters of Guardianship of the persons and estates of said minors issue to the said J. L. GREER upon his entering into a bond as prescribed by law in the sum of Two Thousand Dollars and taking the oath as such guardian.

 

                                                                Application

 

State of Texas                                      In the Collin County Court July Term 1881

Collin County                                       To the County Court of Collin county Texas

   JAS. L. GREER who resides in Collin County Texas represents that J. S. and G. F. DERRICK are both minors over the age of fourteen years. That they reside in Collin County Texas. That they are orphans. That their mother died in Collin Count about 8 years ago. And that their father W. M. DERRICK died at his home in Collin County Texas about the (blank) day of (blank) 1881. That the principal part of the estate of said minors is situated in Collin County Texas. That they have an estate of the probable value of five hundred dollars each. That said minors have no guardian either of their person or estate. That petitioner is competent and qualified to act as guardian for said minors. That said minors have consented that petitioner be appointed their guardian as will fully appear by reference to the exhibits hereto attached mamed (named?) exhibits (A) & (B)  respectively and prayed to be taken as a part of hereto.

   Premises considered this applicant prays that the notice required by law be given of the filing of this application and that petitioner be appointed guardian of the person & estate of said minors and for general equitable & special relief.

 

                                                                                Jenkins Muse & Lucas

                                                                                                Attys. for GREER

 

                                                                      Exhibit A

 

I hereby agree that JAS. L. GREER may be appointed guardian bother of my person & property, and waive the issuance of a service of any citation on me.

May 24th 1881                                                                                      J. S. DERRICK

                                                                   Exhibit B

 

I hereby agree that JAS. L. GREER may be appointed guardian both of my person & property, and waive the issuance of a service of any citation on me.

                                                                                       X his mark

                                                                                G. F. DERRICK

 

 

 

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Filed July 9th 1881 J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

                                                         Probate Notice

 

State of Texas                      In the County Court

County of Collin       To the July Term 1881

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

 

The State of Texas:

To all persons interested in the guardianship of the estate of J. S. DERRICK & G. F. DERRICK minors J. L. GREER has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for letters of guardianship of the persons and estates of said J. S. DERRICK & G. F. DERRICK minors which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in July 1881 at the Court House hereof in the City of McKinney. At which time all persons interested in said minors may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

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

                Issued the 9th day of July 1881. Witness J. W. Waddill Clerk of said Court and seal thereof at office in the City of McKinney this 9 day of July 1881.

L. S.                                                                        J. W. Waddill Clerk

                                                                                County Court Collin County

 

                                                Sheriff’s Return

 

Came to hand on the 9th day of July 1861 (sic) and executed same day by posting copies of the within in three public place in the County one of which was at the Court house door.

                                                                                                                Wms. Warden Sheriff

                                                                                                                                Of Collin County

 

J. C. SNYDER Admr.                                          Final Report

                Est. of                                                     Sept. 28th 1881

J. C. McDONALD Decd.                                    Now on this day came on to be heard the final report of J. C. SNYDER administrator of the estate of J. C. McDONALD decd. and it appearing to the Court that notice of the filing thereof has been give as required by law and said report being examined by the…

 

 

 

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…Court it is ordered that the same be approved. It is further ordered that said Administrator immediately pay all costs of Court incurred and unpaid in this estate and that upon his so doing and filing the proper vouchers showing that all costs have been paid he be discharged from his trust and the administration on said estate closed.

 

                                                                Final Report

 

State of Texas                      In Collin County Court September Term

Collin County                       1881

J. C. SNYDER administrator of the estate of J. C. McDONALD decd. begs leave to submit the following as his final report and exhibit of said estate. He states that all the property is on the inventory that has come into his hands. That it consists of 15 acres of land in the H. T. CHINOWETH survey appraised at $90.00 and a few articles of personal property appraised at $7.75. He has disposed of the property as follows: He sold the 15 acres of land to T. B. WILSON for $90.00 as will appears by reference to his report filed in this Court on the 29th of March 1878. He also states that he gave the quilt & gun returned on inventory to MRS. EASTEP for washing done by her for the deceased and that the books and blankets are worthless & can not be sold. He further shows that he has paid off following debts against the estate to wit: An account in favor of Estes & Howell for $56.00 as per voucher No. 1. An acct. in favor Smith & McCarty for $10.00. An acct. to Jenkins & Muse for $10.00 as per voucher No. 2; And he states that this reporter duly proved up a claim of $35.00 against said estate which was duly allowed by the court makes total indebtedness of estate $111.00. And he further states that there will be several dollars court costs not yet that he is willing to pay off the Court costs and all others to the exclusion of his claim and he states that he has done already paid off all claims presented to him that were allowed by him & approved by the Court. He presents the following account showing how he stands with said estate.

 

                Dr.

To cash received from sale of land                                 $90.00

 

                Cr.

 

 

 

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By amt. pd. Estes & Howell                                                                               $56.00

By amt. pd. Smith & McCarty                                                                              10.00

By amt. pd. Jenkins & Muse                                                                                10.00

By amt. due self                                                                                                     35.00

By 5% com. on amt. recd.                                                                                      4.50

By 5% com on amt. pd. out $76.00                                                                      3.80

                                                                                                                                $119.30

 

Which leaves the estate in his debt in the sum of $29.30. He further shows that there is no property of said estate now in his hands except the blanket & books as before stated & they are worthless. He further states there is none of said estate for distribution among the heirs of said McDONALD and that he does not know the whereabouts of the heirs of said McDONALD. He further states that each item of expenditures will be supported by proper vouchers or satisfactory evidence of the Justness of such expenditures will be forth coming.

   Wherefore he asks that the notice the law requires be given of the filing of this report and that the same be approved. That this administration be closed and your reporter discharged from his trust and for general equitable and special relief.

                                                                                                                J. C. SNYDER

 

Sworn to before me this August 19th 1881.

                                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

Filed August 19th 1881.

                                                J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

JAS. B. THOMPSON Gdn.                                 Inventory Sept 28 1881

 

                THOS. O. THOMPSON minor                           Now on this day comes JAS. B. THOMPSON guardian of the estate of THOS. O. THOMPSON a minor and presents for approval the Inventory of the property of said estate which being examined by the Court and found in all things correct it is ordered that the same be approved and recorded.

 

                                                                Inventory

 

Inventory of property belonging to the estate of THOS. O. THOMPSON a minor.

 

One Hundred & forty seven & 60/100 Dollars                                                                                               $147.60

 

I, JAMES B. THOMPSON Guardian of the estate of THOS. O. THOMPSON  a minor do solemnly swear that the above inventory contains a true & perfect inventory of…

 

 

 

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…all property belonging to the estate of said THOS. O. THOMPSON and there are no claims due said estate.

 

                                                                                                                JAS. B. THOMPSON

 

Sworn to before me this the 10th day of September A. D. 1881

                                                                                                                                J. W. Waddill Clk. Co. Court

                                                                                                                                                Collin Co. Texas

Filed Sept. 10th 1881. J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

 

                                                                                Bond

 

State of Texas

Collin County       Know all men by these presents (sic) that we JOHN W. WHISENANT as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County Texas and his successors in office in the sum of two thousand dollars. Conditioned that the above bounden JNO. W. WHISENANT who has been appointed guardian of the estates of JACK COLLINS, LILLIE BELLE COLLINS and ROBERT SMITH by the County Court of Collin County Texas will faithfully discharge the duties of guardian of the estates of said minors according to law.

                Witness our hands this 19th day of September 1881.

                                                                J. W. WHISENANT

                                         his

                                G. W. X FORD      H. H. FINLAY        W. A. KINKEAD

                                       mark

                                                                J. S. WILSON       W. P. MARSHALL

 

 

                                                                           Oath

 

I,JNO. W. WHISENANT do solemnly swear that I will discharge the duties of guardian of the estates of JACK COLLINS, LILLIE BELLE COLLINS & ROBERT SMITH minors according to law.

 

                                                                                                J. W. WHISENANT

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Sept. 19th 1881.

                                                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

Filed Sept. 19th 1881.

                                J. W. Waddill clk.

 

J. W. WHISENANT Gdn.                                    Bond  Sept. 28th 1881

                Ests.                                       Now on this day comes J. W. WHISENANT heretofore appointed guardian of the

JACK COLLINS et al                          estates of JACK COLLINS, LILLIE BELLE COLLINS & ROBERT SMITH minors and presents for approval his bond as such guardian which being examined by the court is approved and ordered to be filed.

 

 

 

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J. W. WHISENANT Gdn.                                    Sept 28th 1881

                Ests. of                                                   Now on this day came JNO. W. WHISENANT guardian of the estates of

JACK COLLINS et al                                          the minors JACK COLLINS, LILLIE BELLE COLLINS & ROBERT SMITH and presents the inventory of said estates which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

                                                                                Inventory

 

Inventory and appraisement of the property belonging to JACK COLLINS, LILLIE BELLE COLLINS & ROBERT SMITH minors.

 

3/8 interest in 112 acres in the WM. PERRIN survey

                valued by us at                                                                                                                     $420.00

3/8 interest in 52 acres of land in the JEREMIAH MUNCY survey

                Valued by us at                                                                                                                    $  78.00

                                                                                                                                                                $498.00

 

We further find that MRS. ANN E. SMITH mother of above named minors resided on & used the two tracts of land above named as her homestead prior & up to time of her death. We would state that there is no personal property belonging to said minors that has come to our knowledge.

                                                                                                                H. H. FINLAY

                                                                                                                W. A. KINKEAD (?)

                                                                                                                        his

                                                                                                                G. W. X FORD

                                                                                                                        mark

 

Sworn to and subscribed

Before me this Sept. 19th 1881.

                                J. W. Waddill clk.

 

I, JNO. W. WHISENANT guardian of the estates of JACK COLLINS, LILLIE BELLE COLLINS and ROBERT SMITH minors do solemnly swear that the inventory & list of claims as above slated are a true and correct inventory and correct inventory and list of all the property real & personal & claims belonging to said estate that has come to my knowledge.

                                                                                J. W. WHISENANT

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of September 1881.

                                                                                                                                J. W. Waddill clk.

Filed Sept. 19th 1881           J. W. Waddill clk.

 

JNO. W. WHISENANT Gdn.                              Motion to set aside homestead

                Ests. of                                                                   Sept. 28th 1881

JACK COLLINS et al                                          Now on this day this cause (is) continued by consent.

 

 

 

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

 

Thursday morning Sept. 29th 1881 Court met pursuant to adjournment present and presiding officers of Court as heretofore.

 

V. H. ALLEN admrx.                            Report of sale of land

                Est. of                                                     Sept. 29 1881

M. W. ALLEN Decd.            Now on this day this cause is continued.

 

 

NANCY FOSTER                                 Application for Probate of Will

          vs.                                                 Sept. 29th 1881

Est. of J. H. FOSTER Decd.               Now on this day this cause is continued.

 

L. C. SMITH Guardian                                        4th Annual Report

                Ests. of                                                                   Sept. 29th 1881

H. C. GOOCH et al                              Now on this day came on to be heard the fourth annual report of L. C. SMITH guardian of the estates H. C. GOOCH et al minors which said report being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

 

                                                                      Report

 

L. C. SMITH Guardian                                        In County Court Collin County

GOOCH minors                                   July term A. D. 1881

   Now at this term of the Court comes L. C. SMITH guardian of the estate of said minors and files this his fourth annual report.

   He would represent that he has taken no further action since filing his 3rd annual report except to pay court costs as set forth below, and his account with the estate of the said minors stands at present as follows. And due to said est. as per third annual report.                                                                                                      $278.05

   Int. till 1st Novr. 1880 at 12 pp (percent?)                                                                         33.35

                                                                                                                                                $312.40

 

Decr. 1st 1880 paid Court Cost-rect. dated 1881

                by mistake                                            Voucher 1             $9.18

Jany. 2d 1881 Paid Clements & Church attys.

                for making out this report                   Voucher 2               5.00

May commissions at 5%                                                                      1.52                          15.70

                                                                                                                                                   296.70

All of which is respectfully submitted.             L. C. SMITH

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2nd day of July A. D. 1881.

                                                                                J. W. Waddill Collin co. Tex. By G. S. Morris Dep.

Filed July 3rd 1881.

                J. W. Waddill etc. (??) by G. S. Morris Deputy.

 

 

 

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E. HOUGHTON Gdn.                                          Supplemental Exhibit

Minor heirs                                                                            Sept. 29th 1881

D. D. GRAHAM Decd.                         Now on this day this cause is continued

 

 

JAS. W. BAINES Admr.                                      Report & Exhibit &l Amendment

M. A. GOODWIN Decd.                                                       Sept. 29th 1881

                                Now on this day come on to be heard the Report and Exhibit of claims together with amendant thento filed by leave of the Court in the estate of M. A. GOODWIN decd. by JAS. W. BAINES admr. which said report and amended report being examined by the Court are approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

 

                                                                      Exhibit

 

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

County of Collin

To the Hon. County Court of said Co.

   JAS. W. BAINES administrator of the estate of M. A. GOODWIN deceased respectfully shows to the court that the following claims against said estate were presented within twelve months from the original grant of letters of administration & allowed by him and that all of them except the one in favor of J. J. STACY has been approved by the court.

W.C. McAULAY 1st class claims for                                                 $100.00

A. SIMS 1st class claims for                                                                   10.00

S. H. FOX 4th class claims for                                                                  7.20

H. W. ARDINGER & CO. 4th class claims for                                     21.36

S. B. HANWAY 4th class claims for                                                   200.00

J. S. LIPSCOMB 4th class claims for                                                  93.50

E. N. McAULAY 4th class claims for                                                    22.95

H. F. BUSH 4th class claims for                                                           46.00

V. T. CHEER (?)4th class claims for                                                      4.00

                                                                Total                                       $505.01

Administrator would further show that he has received

upon the sale of wheat the sum of                                                  $164.67

From Personal Property                                                                      388.00

                                                                                                                  552.67

 

                Allowance for minors                                                         (blank)

                Labing (?) a balance                                                          $ (blank)

 

   Wherefore he asks that he be ordered to payoff the first class claims in full and after paying the expenses of administration to prorate the remainder on hand among the holders of the other claims….

 

 

 

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…and for general relief.                                     JAS. W. BAINES

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of July A. D. 1881.

                                                                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

Filed July 18th 1881.                            J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

 

                                                           Amended Report & Exhibit

 

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

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

                                And now comes JAS. W. BAINES admr. of the estate of M. A. GOODWIN deceased and by leave of the Court amends his exhibit and report of the condition of said estate as follows.

 

He has paid minors allowance                                         $445.00

   Handling wheat                                                                                    10.50

   Hands thrashing wheat   Voucher 3                                   4.50

   Wire for wheat                   Voucher 4                                   9.00

   Taxes                                  Voucher 5                                 20.50

   Taxes for Stephens Co.  Voucher 6                                   4.97

   Taxes for Young Co.        Voucher 7                                 18.40

   Taxes for Throckmorton  Voucher 8                                   9.50                  522.47

                                Leaving balance                                                                  $ 30.20

 

That he holds in his possession not collected the following notes:

   Note given by EDWIN FOOTE & D. C. HILL for $19.50 due six months after date & dated Aug 9th 1880 bearing 12% interest per annum.

   Note given at same time & same terms by B. Z. & J. R. HENDRON (?) for 18.00. Also note given by R. F. HEDGCOXE & J. G. HEDGCOXE at same time & same terms for $71.50 and credited with $31.40 Oct 18th 1880.

 

                                                                                                JAS. W. BAINES admr.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th Sept. 1881.

                                                                J. W. Waddill clk.

Filed Sept. 29th 1881.          J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

JNO. E. CAMERON Tem. Admr.                      Report Sale Personal Property

Est. of                                                                        Sept. 29th 1881

A.L. JONES Decd.

                                                                Now on this day came on to be heard the report of JNO. E. CAMERON Tem. Admr. (of) A. L. JONES Decd. of sale of the saloon & stock of goods belonging to the same which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded. It is further ordered that the lease reported by said Admr. to RICE & CO. be and the same is hereby approved.

 

 

 

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The State of Texas                              To the Con the County Court of Collin Texas sitting

Collin County                                       for the transaction of Probate business Sept. Term 1881

   JNO. E. CAMERON the temporary administrator of the estate of A. L. JONES decd. would represent and show to the court that he in compliance with an order granted at the present term of this court on to wit: the 19th day of Septr. 1881 shod all of the wines liquors cigars &c. bar & bar fixtures picture &c. belonging to & connected with the retail grocery or saloon belonging to the estate of A. L. JONES decd. in the town of McKinney and on the east side of square of said town to C. M. RICE & Co. composed of C. M. RICE & LONEY FOREMAN for the sum of eight hundred dollars, six hundred cash and the remainder due in thirty days with personal security. Said sale was a private sale. He would represent that said stock of liquors &c consisted of the following named articles with brought each the price set opposite thereto to wit:

 

21 gal. stone whiskey @ 3$ per gal.                                                                $60.00

19 ½ gal. Rock & Rye @ 1.69 pr gal.                                                 32.95

6 ½ gal. Port wine @ 2.85 per gal.                                                     18.50

7 gal. Cognac Brandy @ 6$ per gal.                                                                 42.00

10 gal. Gin at @ 1.84 per gal.                                                             18.40

52 gal. Wickcliffe Whisky @ 1.85 per gal.                                        96.20

2 cases Apolinaris water @ 9$ per case                                          18.00

21 Bottles Catawba wine @ 50 cts. each                                         10.50

1450 excelsior cigars @ 35$. Each                                                   50.75                                   

200 Parole cigars                @ $2.75                                                                    5.50

100 Flit wing cigars @ 1.00                                                                   2.00

72 boxes cigarettes                                                                                 5.05

88 boxes cigarettes                                                                                 9.70                   

1 doz. Bots bitters                                                                                    6.00

2 bottles annisetta (?) @ $1.12 ½                                                        2.25

16 bottles Vermouth @ 85 cts.                                                            13.60

15 bottles Catawba $ 50 cts.                                                                 7.50

20 bottles Champagne @ 1.20                                                          24.00                                                                   

1 case of Apolinaria water                                                                     9.00

1 case of soda                                                                                         2.00

1 case of cider                                                                                         3.00

1 case of pint bottles                                                                               6.50

One lump of old bottles and remnant of goods demijohn &c

   which cannot be itemized                                                                  50.00

Bar, bar fixtures, glasses, decanter, servers store, ice chest &c.  300.00

   Old boxes &c. estimated to be                                                            6.60

                                                                Grand Total                           $800.00

 

 

 

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He would represent that the above includes all the property of every description connected with said retail grocery house belonging to the estate of said A. L. JONES decd. He would further represent that deceased A. L. JONES in his lifetime to wit: on the 1st day of August 1881 leased the business house and lot in which said saloon has been conducted it being the business house and lot belonging to T. O. BOWER in Block 7 in McKinney for a term of 13 months for the sum of five hundred and eighty five dollars. Said sum to be paid in thirteen monthly installments of forty five dollars each to commence on the said 1st day of August with the first installment and an installment to be paid on the 1st day of each month thereafter until said thirteen installments are fully paid as appears from the attached contract for the suit of said premises attached hereto marked Exhibit A (?) and made a part hereof. He would represent that said C. M. RICE & CO. have leased the unexpired part of said term to wit: eleven months at the rate of forty five per month the same to be paid on the 1st day of each month and the first installment to commence and to be paid on the 1st day of October 1881 and said sum of forty five dollars to be paid on the 1st day of each month thereafter until the expiration of the attached lease from said T. O. BOWER to said A. L. JONES proved that said premises should be destroyed by fire without the neglect or fault or negligence of the said C. M. RICE & CO. or their agents or employees then the said contract is to expire between JNO. E. CAMERSON and the said C. M. RICE & CO. and the said premises are to revert to said estate of R. (sic) L. JONES decd. from such time until the expiration of the lease from said BOWER to said A. L. JONES. And the said C. M. RICE & CO. are not to pay any rent for the same from the first day of the month next after the same may be so destroyed.

   He would represent that said BOWER is attempting and claiming to hold the estate of A. L. JONES decd. responsible for the remaining eleven months of said lease in any event even though the same may be destroyed by fire during the lease. He would represent that the above sale was made for six hundred dollars cash and two hundred dollars secured by promissory note with personal security due in thirty days. And that said C. M. RICE & CO. have compiled with terms of said sale by paying the said sum of six hundred dollars cash and by giving said note with JOE FORMAN as security due in thirty days. He would further represent that all of said property brought its full value and that said sale was fairly made…

 

 

 

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…in all respects and he prays the court to approve the same and to permit him to lease the unexpired term of said premises to said C. M. RICE & CO. per his contract above stated and for such other and further orders as this case may require. He would represent that a full report of the sales and expenditures made by him while he was running said retail grocery or saloon will be made by him to the next term of this court.

                                                                                                                                                J. E. CAMERON

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of September 1881.

                                                                                                J. W. Waddill Clerk County Court

                                                                                                                Collin County, Texas

 

                                                                Exhibit A

 

State of Texas                      This article of agreement made and entered into by and between THOS. O. BOWER

Collin County                       of the first part and A. L. JONES of the second part witnesseth that the said THOS. O. BOWER has this day leased to the said second party for a term of thirteen months from the 1st day of August 1881 the following described property to wit: the business house and lot belonging to said BOWER in block No. 7 on the East side of the Public square in the city of McKinney County and State aforesaid said property now occupied and used as a saloon known as the Ruby Saloon together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging.

   In consideration whereof the said A. L. JONES agrees and binds himself to pay to the said first party the sum of five hundred and eighty five dollars. Said sum to be paid in thirteen monthly installments of Forty Five Dollars each commencing on the 1st day of August with on installment of forty five dollars and payable on the 1st day of each month thereafter an installment of Forty Five Dollars until said 13 installments are paid. To secure the payments of said sum in the installments aforesaid as they fall due it is agreed that this writing shall operate as a lien upon all the property situated or used in said house, including the bar, bar fixtures, furniture and store of goods which may be foreclosed at the seat (?) of said Bower or his legal representative as any other lien upon the default of the said JONES in the payment of said sum or any installment of the maturity thereof.

   The said A. L. JONES further agrees to ___? Said property in as good repair as it is at this date and return the same in like good repair at the expiration of this lease, accidental destruction by fire without the fault of the said JONES his servants or employees except. In any…

 

 

 

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…event the rent to continue until the expiration of this lease.

   Witness our hands this 25th day of July 1881. Signed in duplicate. The words “until the expiration of this lease” interlined before signing.

                                                                                                THOS. O. BOWER

Witness:                                                                                 A. L. JONES

R. D. MIXON   M. L. HURY (?)

  

Filed Sept. 29th 1881 J. W. Waddill Clk.Co. Ct. C. Co. Tex.

 

Ordered that court adjourn till ______? cause (?)

                                                                T. C. Goodner

                                                                                Co. Judge

 

 

W. B. NEWSOME Admr.                    In Vacation Oct. 12th 1881

                Est. of

E. D. HOGGE Decd.                            On this day came on to be heard the Inventory and appraisement of the property belonging to the Estate of E. D. HOGGE Decd. Filed by W. B. NEWSOME administrator of said Estate which said inventory being examined by the County Judge in vacation is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

 

   Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of E. D. HOGGE Decd.

 

Personal property Separate Estate

One roan horse                    10 years old                                          50.00

One sorrel horse                  7 years old                                           50.00

One sorrel mare                  8 years old                                           40.00

One wagon & Harness                                                                       50.00

                                                                                                           $190.00

 

There is one Mortiastick (?) piano community property of himself and his Decd. wife now in possession of one of the Daughters of the Decd. who sets up claim to same not refu___? to possession & the admr. does not now Know claim is valid. Piano is valued at                                                                            100.00

 

                                                                M. L. MORRIS

                                                                DAVID SKELTON

 

State of Texas                      Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority M. L….

Collin County

 

 

 

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                                                                In Vacation Oct. 1881

 

MORRIS and D. S. SKELTON appraisers appointed by the County Court & upon oath say(s) the above is a true and correct inventory of the estate of E. D. HOGGE Decd. that has been presented to them.

 

                                                                                                J. W. Waddill clk.

 

Personally appeared before me the unsigned authority W. B. NEWSOME admr. of the Estate of E. D. HOGGE Decd. & upon oath swears that the above is a full complete & correct inventory of the estate of said HOGGE Decd. list of property and claims of his intestate that has come to his knowledge.

                                                                                                                                W. B. NEWSOME

 

Sworn to before me this Sept. 3rd 1881.

                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

W. B. NEWSONE Admr.                                     In Vacation Oct. 12th 1881

                Est. of

E. D. HOGGE Decd.                                            Now on this day came W. B. NEWSOME and presented his bond as administrator of the Estate of E. D. HOGGE Decd. which being examined by this Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

                                                                Bond

 

State of Texas                      Know all men that we W. B. NEWSOME as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties

Collin County                       are held & firmly bound unto the County Judge of Collin County in the sum of six hundred dollars conditioned that W. B. NEWSOME who has been appointed by the Court Judge of said County administrator of the estate of E. D. HOGGE Decd. shall well & truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment.

   Witness our hands Sept. 30th 1881.

                                                                                W. B. NEWSOME

                                                                                I. D. NEWSOME

                                                                                A. J. LEWIS

 

State of Texas

Collin County                       Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority W. B. NEWSOME who upon oaths says that E. D. HOGGE died without leaving any lawful…

 

 

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                                                                In Vacation Oct. 1881

 

…will far as I know or believe, and that I will well & truly perform all the duties of administration of the estate of said decd.

                                                                                                W. B. NEWSOME

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this Sept. 30th 1881.

                                                                                J. W. Waddill

                                                                                                Clk.

Filed Sept. 30th 1881. J. W. Waddill clk.

 

J. M. COPE                                                           In Vacation Oct. 3 1881

   vs. Est. of                                                            Now on this day came on to be heard the application of J. M. COPE for

L. D. & E. MAYFIELD Decd.                              temporary administration on the state of L. D. & E. MAYFIELD decd. and it appearing to the Court that it is necessary that there should be such administration. It is ordered that J. M. COPE be and he is hereby appointed temporary administration of the estate of L. D. & E. MAYFILED Decd. with power to collect debts take care of & preserve the estate collect rents and rent the farm and provide for the support of the minor children. That he enter into bond as such temporary administrator in the sum of One thousand dollars and take the oath prescribed by law.

 

J. M. COPE Tem. Admr.                                                                     Bond

                Est. of.                                                                   In Vacation Oct. 6th 1881

L. D. & E. MAYFIELD Decd.                                              Now came on this day came J. M. COPE and presented for approval his bond as Temporary Administrator of the Est. of L. D. & E. MAYFIELD Decd. which said bond being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

                                                                Bond.

 

The State of Texas                              Know all men by these presents (sic) that we J. M. COPE as principal and J. R.

County of Collin                                   HARRISON and JOHN COX as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of the County of Collin & his successors in office in the sum of one thousand dollars. Conditioned that the above bound J. M. COPE who has been appointed temporary administrator of the community estate of L. D. MAYFIELD and EASTER MAYFIELD his wife deceased by the County Judge of Collin County shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment.    J. M. COPE  J. R. HARRISON  JOHN COX

 

 

 

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                                                In Vacation Oct. 1881

 

State of Texas                                      Oath

County of Collin                   I do solemnly swear that I will well & truly perform the duties of temporary administration of the estate of L. D. MAYFIELD & his wife EASTER MAYFIELD deceased in accordance with law & order of the Court appointing me such administrator.

                                                                                J. M. COPE

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Oct. 6th 1881.

                                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

Filed Oct. 6th 1881. J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

W. S. GRAHAM Gdn.                                          In Vacation Oct. 12 1881

Personal Estate of                                               Now on this day came W. S. GRAHAM and presented his bond as

HARVEY D. GRAHAM minor                            Guardian of the person & estate of HARVEY D. GRAHAM a minor which said bond being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

                                                                                Bond

 

State of Texas                      Whereas at the Sept. 1881 term of the County Court of Collin County

Collin County                       W. S. GRAHAM was by said Court appointed guardian of the person & estate of HARVEY D. GRAHAM a minor. Now therefore know all men by these presents (sic) that we W. S. GRAHAM as principal & (blank) & (bank) as sureties acknowledge ourselves bound to T. C. Goodner County Judge & his successors in office in the sum of $1000.00 one thousand dollars. Conditioned that the above bounden W. S. GRAHAM shall faithfully discharge the duties as guardian of the person & estate of said minor.

   Witness our hands this Oct. 1st 1881.

                                                                                                W. S. GRAHAM

                                                                                                C. W. WILCOXON

                                                                                                J. W. KINZEY  I. J. RUDE

                                                                                                L. D. CHAPMAN

 

I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of Guardian of the estate & person of HARVEY D. GRAHAM a minor.

                                                                                W. S. GRAHAM

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this Oct. 3rd 1881.

                                                                                J. S. Rike J. P. & Notary

                                                                                Public Collin County Tex.

L .J.

 

Filed Oct 4th 1881.  J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

 

 

 

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                                                In Vacation Oct. 1881

 

 

W. D. GRAHAM Gdn.                          In Vacation Oct. 12th 1881

                Per. & Est.                             Now on this day came W. S. GRAHAM and presented for approval

NANNIE J. GRAHAM minor              his bond as guardian of NANNIE J. GRAHAM a minor which said

bond being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

                                                                Bond

 

State of Texas                                      Whereas at the Sept. 1881 term of the County Court

Collin County                                       W. S. (sic) GRAHAM was by said Court appointed guardian of the person & estate of NANNIE J. GRAHAM a minor therefore know all men by these presents (sic) that we W. S. GRAHAM as principal & (blank) as security acknowledge our selves bound to T. C. Goodner County Judge & his successors in the sum of $1000.00 one thousand dollars. Conditioned that the above bound W. S. GRAHAM shall faithfully discharge the duties as guardian of the person & estate of said minor.

   Witness our hands this Oct. 1st 1881.

                                                                                W. S. GRAHAM

                                                                C. W. WICOXON  J. W. RUNZEY

                                                                                I  J. RUDE  L. D. CHAPMAN

                                                                I.J. RUDE, L. D. CHAPMAN

 

I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties of Guardian of the person & estate of NANNIE GRAHAM a minor.

                                                                                W. S. GRAHAM

 

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

                                                J. S. Rick J. P. Notary Public

                                                   Collin County Tex.

 

Estate of BRIDGETT LAPPEN Decd.              In vacation Oct. 5th 1881

                                                                                Now on this day it being made known to the Court that the interests of the estate of BRIDGETT LAPPEN decd. require the immediate appointment of an administrator thereof and it appearing that F. M.  DAVIDSON is a suitable person it is therefore ordered by the Court that F. M. DAVIDSON be and he is hereby appointed temporary administrator of the estate of the said BRIDGETT LAPPEN—with power to collect all debts due said estate, take possession of, care of & control the property of the Est. institute suits for the recovery of all property belonging to the estate and that he enter into bond in the sum of Nineteen hundred dollars and take the oath prescribed by law.

 

 

 

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                                                                In Vacation Oct. 1881

 

F. M. DAVIDSON Temp. Admr.                         Approved of Bond

                Est.                                                         In Vacation Oct 5th 1881

BRIDGETT LAPPEN Dec.                                 Now on this day come F. M. DAVIDSON and presents for approval his bond as temporary administrator of the Estate of BRIDGETT LAPPEN Decd. which said bond being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

 

State of Texas                                      Bond

Collin County                                       Know all men by these presents (sic) that we F. M. DAVIDSON as principal -----are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of the County of Collin and his successors in office in the sum of nine hundred dollars conditioned that the above bound F. M. DAVIDSON who has been appointed by the County Judge of Collin County temporary administrator of the estate of BRIDGETT LAPPAN deceased shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment.

                Witness our hands this the 5th day of October A. D. 1881.

                                                                                                                                F. M. DAVIDSON

                                                                                                                                P. B. MUSE

                                                                                                                                J. H. JENKINS

 

I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform the duties of temporary administrator of the estate of BRIGETT LAPPAN decd. in accordance with law and with the order of the Court appointing me such administrator.

 

                                                                                                F. M. DAVIDSON

 

Sworn to before me this 5th day of Oct. 1881.

                                                                J. W. Waddill clk.

 

Filed Oct. 5/1881 J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

 

W. C. GILLISPIE survg. Husband                                     In Vacation Oct. 17 1881

                vs.                                                                           Now on this day came on to

Comty. Est. FANNIE A. GILLISPIE Dec.                          be heard the application of

W. C. GILLISPIE for the appointment of appraisers of the community estate of himself and his deceased wife FANNIE GILLISPIE which application being heard is granted and it is ordered that G. W. CURTSINGER, R. L. PARKER and DR. ____ THOMPSON be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of said estate.

 

 

 

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In Vacation Oct. 1881

 

                                                                                                Application

 

State of Texas                      In County Court. In vacation November Term 1881.

Collin County                       To the Honble. County Court of Collin County.

W. C. GILLISPIE a resident citizen of Collin County Texas would show that he is the surviving husband of FANNIE GILLISPIE who departed this life in Collin County on the 28th day of September A. D. 1881 leaving one child a male named FRANK A. GILLISPIE aged one month & a half now residing in Collin County. That there is community property between his deceased wife & himself. He therefore prays that he be appointed administrator of the said community estate which inclusive of certain debts against it is of the value of about Four Hundred Dollars & as in duty bound will ever pray.

                                                                                Clemenbson & Church

                                                                                   Attys. for Defendant

 

Filed Oct. 17th 1881   J. W. Waddill clk.

 

W. C. GILLISPIE Survg. Husband                    In Vacation Oct. 18th 1881

                vs. Comty. Est.                                     Now on this day came W. C.

FANNIE A. GILLISPIE Decd.                             and presented the Inventory and appraisement of the community Estate GILLISPIE of himself and his deceased wife FANNIE A. GILLISPIE which said Inventory being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

                                                                                                Inventory

 

W. C. GILLISPIE Admr.                                       In County Court of Collin

of community est. of                                           County. In Vacation prior

FANNY (sic) A. GILLISPIE Decd.                     to November Term 1881.

                W. C. GILLISPIE admr. of the community est. of himself & deceased wife would represent to the Court that there belongs to the said estate one lot of land in the town of McKinney known as Block No. 5 in Shorts addition & some household furniture as per inventory hereto attached marked exhibit A & which is a full & complete inventory of the said estate & there are no claims due said estate.

                                                               

                                                                                signed                    W. C. GILLISPIE

 

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

                                                                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

State of Texas                      Exhibit A.

Collin County                       We the undersigned appraisers of the community estate of W. C. & F. A. GILLISPIE the latter decd. both…

 

 

 

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In Vacation Oct. 1881

 

…real & personal appointed by the County Judge of Collin County in Vacation on the (blank) day of October A. D. 1881 report the following property as being all the property pointed out to us by W. C. GILLISPIE the admr. of the said Community estate & we certify that the value placed by us opposite each item is fair & Just.

 

                                                Real Property

 

One lot of land in the town of McKinney known as Block No. 5 in Short’s addition & part of the MARY

STANDIFER survey            $300

 

                                                Personal Property

 

One cook stove $5.00                                         One Parlor stove $3.00

1 settee 1 carpet 1 set china 10.00                  Bedstead 5.00

Safe dishes 5.00                                                 Feather Beds Bed clothing                10.00

                                Total: $353.00

 

We also find that there is debt of Two Hundred & fifty dollars with interest at 12 percent per annum from 3rd May 1881 due upon the above real estate & secured by a vendor’s lien on same & also a debt of Fifty eight Dollars due for fencing same.

                                signed                    F. M. THOMPSON

                                                                G. W. CURTSINGER           Appraisers

                                                                R. L. PARKER

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of Oct. 1881.

                                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

Filed Oct. 18th 1881.   J. W. Waddill clk.

 

W. C. GILLESPIE Sur. Husbd.           In Vacation Oct. 26th 1881

                Comty. Est.                           Now on this day comes W. C. GILLESPIE

FANNY A. GILLESPIE Decd.             surviving husband and files his bond for administration of the community estate of himself and his deceased wife FANNIE A. GILLESPIE which said bond is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

                                                                Bond

 

State of Texas                      Know all men by these presents (sic) that we W. C. GILLESPIE as principal and

Collin County                       A. S. HUNSTABLE & W. HUNSTABLE as sureties acknowledge ourselves bound unto the Horble. T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County & his successors in office for the sum of Three Hundred & fifty three dollars for the payment of which well & truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors & administrators firmly by these present. Conditioned that the above bounden W. C. GILLESPIE surviving husband of FANNIE A. GILLESPIE decd. will faithfully administer the community estate of him…

 

 

 

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…self and his deceased wife & pay over one half of the surplus which remains after the payment of the debts with which said estate is chargeable to such persons as shall be entitled to receive it.

   Witness our hands this (blank) day of October 1881.

                                                                                                W. C. GILLESPIE Principal

                                                                                                A. HUNSTABLE                   Surety

                                                                                                W. HUNSTABLE                  Do

Filed Oct 26th 1881.             J. W. Waddill clk.

 

Read & approved Nov. 21st 1881.

                                                                T. C. Goodner

                                                                                Co. Judge

 

Estate of W. R. NORVELL Decd       In Vacation Oct. 25 1881

                Now on this day it appearing to the Court that the interests of the estate of W. R. NORVELL decd. require immediate administration thereon GEO. A. WILSON is hereby appointed Temporary administrator of W. R. NORVELL decd. with power to take possession of preserve & control all the property of said estate. And to sell the perishable property at private sale for cash. And that he enter into bond in the sum of Eight Hundred Dollars.

 

GEO A. WILSON Tem. Admr.                            In Vacation Oct. 24th 1881

Est. of W. R. NORVELL Decd.          Now on the day comes GEO. A. WILSON and files his bond and oath of office as Temporary Administrator of the Estate of W. R. NORVELL Decd. which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

 

State of Texas                                      Bond

Collin County       Know all men by these presents (sic) that we GEO. A. WILSON as principal and (blank) and (blank) as sureties are held and firmly bound unto T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County Texas and his successors in office in the sum of eight hundred dollars. Conditioned that the above bound GEO. A. WILSON who has been appointed temporary administrator of the estate of W. R. NORVELL decd. by the County Judge of Collin County Texas shall well & truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment.

                Witness our hands this 25th day of October 1881.

                                                                GEO. A. WILSON.  T. B. WILSON.  P. B. MUSE

 

 

State of Texas                      I, GEO. A. WILSON do solemnly swear that I will well & truly perform the

Collin County                       duties of temporary administrator of the estate of W. R. NORVELL deceased

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

                                                                                               

                                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 25th day of October 1881.

                                                                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

Filed Oct. 25th 1881.   J. W. Waddill clk.

                                Read & approved.

                                                                T. C. Goodner

                                                                                Co. Judge

 

 

 

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                                                                November Term 1881

 

 

State of Texas                      Be it remembered that on this day the 21st day of November A. D.

Collin County                       1881 it being the 3rd Monday thereof there was begun and holden

at the Court house in the city of McKinney a regular term of the County Court of Collin County for the transaction of civil and Probate business. Present and presiding the Hon. T. C. Goodner Co. Judge of Collin Co. Wms. Warden Sheriff and J. W. Waddill Co. Clerk of Collin Co. when the following proceedings were had in probate matters to wit:

 

JOHN JOHNSON                                                Application for sale of land to

     vs.                                                                      foreclose lien.      Nov. 21 1881

Est. of PERRY GRAYUM Decd.

G. W. GRAYUM Admr.                                        Now on this day R. C. WHITE upon his own application is made a party defendant herein. And this cause coming on for trial thereupon came the parties Plaintiff and defendants and announced ready for trial and no Jury having been demanded this cause was submitted to the Court who after hearing the pleadings evidence and argument of counsel adjudges and decrees that the notes sued upon as well as the two notes due Deft. R. C. WHITE are valid and subsisting debts against the estate of PERRY GRAYUM Decd. and have been established as such in the manner prescribed by law and that one of said notes to wit: note for 480$ dated Jany.12th 1880 due Jany. 5th 1881 to JOHN JOHNSON with interest from date at the rate of 12% per annum from date is secured by a vendor’s lien on the following described tract of land to wit: Situated in Collin Co. Texas being a part of the WM. JOHNSON survey, Beginning in the east line said survey 21 74/100 chains North of its South East corner stake a mulberry 8 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. N. 65° W. 12 lks. Thence W. 68 30/100 chs. a stake from which a (blank) 6 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. N 31° E 7 lks, Thence North 17 50/100 chains a stake from which a burr oak 24 in. in diameter mkd. X brs. N 5° E. 25 lks. Thence 68 56/100 chs. to a stake in E. line of JOHNSON survey from which an elm 5 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. South 80° W 4lks. & an elm 12 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. S 10° E 15 lks. Thence South 17 50/100 chains to the Beginning. Containing 120 acres of land. It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed that the lien of said note on said land be and the same is hereby foreclosed. And it appearing to the interest of said estate that the sale of said land be a private sale it is ordered that G. W. GRAYUM admr. of said estate sell said land at private sale for cash and apply the proceeds thereof or so much as may be necessary to the satisfaction of said note.

 

 

 

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It further appearing to the court that one note of seventy five & 92/100 Dollars dated March 3rd 1879 due Oct. 1st 1879 payable to JOHN JOHNSON with interest at the rate of 12% per annum from date and also one note made payable to W. W. SCOTT and owned by Deft. R. C. WHITE dated March 8th 1879 due Nov. 1st 1879 with interest at 12% per annum from maturity with a balance due thereof of 44$. And another note payable to W. W. SCOTT and owned by said Deft. WHITE bearing same date as last and due Oct. 1st 1879 with 12% per annum from maturity with a balance thereof of Thirty Two & 78/100 Dollars each holds a vendor’s lien on the following described tracts of land to wit: First Tract Situated in Collin Co. Texas on the waters of East Fork being a part of the D. M. FARMER’S survey & Beginning at the S. E. cor. of Wm. SCOTT’S land it being a part of the MONTGOMERY BIRCH survey Thence South to the edge of the timber Thence South West so as to secure a road between the ravine and the timber meandering around the edge of the timbers so as to secure a road to the South West corner of said ravine. Thence North until it intersects Wm. SCOTT’S line near the corner of the fence. Thence East to the Beginning containing 7 acres of land.

Second Tract in same County & State; Beginning at the S. W. cor. of 640 acre survey in name of M. BIRCH Thence N 18 chains a post in W. line thereof. Thence E. 33 chs. 33 (?) lks. a post an elm mkd. X brs. N 1 ¼ W 49 lks. Thence18 chains & 50 links a post Thence West to the place of Beginning containing sixty acres of land more or less.

   It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the court that the liens of said notes be and the same are hereby foreclosed. And it appearing to the Court that it will be to the interest of said estate that the sale of said land be made at private sale it is ordered that G. W. GRAYUM admr. of said estate sell said two tracts of land at private sale for cash and apply the proceeds of such sale or so much thereof as may be necessary to the satisfaction of said three notes. And in case said land should not sell for a sufficient sum to satisfy all of said notes and interest there then he pro rate the amount between said JOHNSON & WHITE. And that he make report of such sales to this Court for approval. It is further ordered that the costs of this proceeding be taxed (?) and paid as costs of the administration of the estate of PERRY GRAYUM Decd.

 

 

 

 

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                                                                                November Term 1881

 

Application For Sale of Lands

 

State of Texas                      In Collin County Court May Term 1881

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

   JOHN JOHNSON who resides in Collin County Texas complaining of G. W. GRAYUM administrator of estate of PERRY GRAYUM decd. represents that the said that the said G. W. GRAYUM resides in said county & State that hereto fore to wit:

   1880 the said GRAYUM was duly appointed administrator of said estate and that he has qualified and is now acting as such administrator. That this applicant on 30th of December 1880 presented that the two notes hereto attached marked Exhibit (A) & (B) and made a part hereof duly verified as the law requires as claims against said estate. That said administrator allowed said notes as Just valid claims against the estate of his intestate on the same day & that at a regular term of the County Court of Collin County Texas T. C. Goodner County Judge duly approved the said claims. Petitioner also alleges that one of said notes if for the sum of 480 dollars dated Jun. 12th 1880 due 1st of June 1181 with interest from date at 12% per annum. That no part of said note has ever been paid. That said note is the property of this applicant and that said note was has ever been paid. That said note is the property of this applicant and that said note was given for the purchase money and is a lien on the first tract of land herein described. That on the (blank) day of 1880 this applicant sold said land to PERRY GRAYUM decd. and that said GRAYUM decd. made executed & delivered said note to this petitioner in consideration thereof That said land is described as follow to wit: Situated in Collin County Texas a part of the Wm. JOHNSON survey & Beginning in the East line of the JOHNSON survey 21 76/100 chains North of its South East corner a stake a mulberry 8 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. N. 65° 12 lks. Thence W l68 3-/100 chs a stake from which a stake from which a bur oak 24 inches in diameter mkd. X brs. N. 5° E 25 lks. Thence 68 56/100 chs to a stake in E. line of JOHNSON survey from which an elm 5 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. South 80° W. 4 lks. & an elm 12 in. in dia. mkd. X brs. South 10° East 15 lks. Thence South 17 50/100 chains to Beginning. Containing 120 acres of land.

   Petitioner further states that the note hereto attached marked exhibit (B) is for the sum seventy five & 92/100 that said note is dated Mch. 3rd 1879 and is due 1st October 1879. That it bears interest at 12% per annum from date.

 

 

 

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That said note nor any part thereof has been ever paid that the same is the property of this applicant. That said note was given as a part of the purchase money and is a lien on the tract of land next hereafter described. That on or about the (blank) day of (blank) 1879 one W. W. SCOTT made & delivered a deed to said PERRY GRAYUM decd. for said land that this note with other things formed consideration of said trade. That said note was made payable to the Plaintiff for the reason that said SCOTT was indebted to Plaintiff and said note was given in payment of said indebtedness that said land so deed (?) by said SCOTT to PERRY GRAYUM decd. is described as follows to wit:

Situated in Collin County Texas on the waters of East Fork being a part of D. M. FARMER survey & beginning at the S. E. cor. of Wm. SCOTT’S land it being a part of the MONTGOMERY BIRCH survey Thence South to the edge of the timber. Thence South west so as to secure a road between the ravine and the timber meandering around the edge of said ravine. Thence North until it intersects Wm. SCOTT’S line near the corner of the fence. Thence East to the Beginning. Containing 7 acres of land.

2nd Tract in same County & State Beginning at S. W. cor. of 640 acre survey in name of M. BIRCH. Thence N 18 chs. a post in W. line thereof. Thence E. 33 chs. & 33 links a post an elm mkd. X brs. N. 1 ¼ W. 49 lks. Thence 18 chains & 50 lks. a post. Thence West to the place of Beginning. Containing sixty acres of land more or less.

   Premises considered your applicant asks that said administrator G. W. GRAYUM be cited to answer this petition: That the other notice required by law be given of the filing of this application that said tracts of land be ordered sold to satisfy said notes. That said notes be decreed a lien on said tracts of land and for general equitable and special relief.

 

                                                                                                                Jenkins & Muse

                                                                                                                attys. for JOHNSON

 

(Exhibit A)                                                                             Collin County Texas Jan 12 1880

$480.00

   On the 5th day of Jan. 1881 I promise to pay JOHN JOHNSON the sum of four hundred and eighty dollars with 12% interest from date until paid. For value received in a tract of 120 acres in the Wm. JOHNSON survey on the E….

 

 

 

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                                                                   November Term 1881

 

 

…fork of Trinity this day sold to me by said JOHNSON.

                Witness my hand this Jan. 12th 1880.

                                                                PERRY GRAYUM

 

State of Texas                     

Collin County                                       Personally appeared before the undersigned authority JOHN JOHNSON who on oath says that he is the owner of note attached. That the same is a Just and valid claim against the estate of PERRY GRAYUM decd. and that all legal offsets payments and credits known to affiant have been allowed. Affiant further says that said note was given for the purchase money of 120 acres of land in the Wm. JOHNSON survey. That said note will be due on this 5th of January 1881 at which time there will be due on said note the sum of $480.00 principal of said note and the further sum of $55 48/100 interest on said note from its date at 12% per annum.

 

                                                                                                                JOHN JOHNSON

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 9th of December 188o.

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

 

   The note hereto attached was on this day presented to me and allowed as a Just & valid claim against the estate of PERRY GRAYUM decd. for the full amount of the principal and interest as therein stated.

                Witness my hand this the 30th of December 1880.

                                                                                                                G. W. GRAYUM

                                                                                                Admr. of the estate of PERRY GRAYUM deceased

 

Approved as 3rd class claim for $480.00 & interest. Jany. 18th 1881.

                                                                                T. C. Goodner Co. Judge

                                                                                                Collin Co.

 

Filed Dec. 30 1880. J. W. Waddill clk.

 

Exhibit B.

$75.92                                   McKinney March the 3 1879

On or before the 1st day of October 1879 I promised to pay JOHN JOHNSON the sum of seventy five dollars and ninety two cents ($75 92/100) with interest at the rate of 12% per annum from date until paid.

 

                                                                                                PERRY GRAYUM

 

State of Texas

Collin County                       Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority JOHN JOHNSON who on oath says that the note hereto attached is a Just and valid claim…

 

 

 

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…against the estate of PERRY GRAYUM deceased. That all legal offsets payments and credits known to affiant have been allowed. Affiant further says that the principal of said note is ($75 92/100) seventy five & 92/100 dollars and the interest accrued thereon to 8th of Decr. 1880 amounting to eighteen & 75/100 dollars making in all principal and interest due Decr. 8th 1889 ninety one & 67/100 dollars.

 

                                                                                                                                JOHN JOHNSON

 

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

                                                            J. W. Waddill Co. Clerk

                                                               Collin Co. Texas          

 

The note hereto attached was presented to me the 30th of December 1880 and allowed the same day for the full amount of said note and interest as therein stated. Witness my hand this 30th day of Decr. 1880.

 

                                                                                                                G. W. GRAYUM admr.

                                                                                                                of the estate of PERRY GRAYUM deceased

 

Approved as a 3rd class claim for $75 92/100 & interest.

                                                          T. C. Goodner Co. Judge

 

Filed Decr. 30th 1880. J. W. Waddill clk.

 

(Petition endorsed)

    Filed April 25th 1881. J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

MRS. LIZZIE SMOOT Gdn.                     Annual Report Nov. 21st 1881

W. E. & J. B. SMOOT minors                  Now on this day came on to be heard

the annual report of MRS. LIZZIE SMOOT Guardian of the minors W. E. & J. B. SMOOT which said report with the vouchers and evidence in support thereof being heard and examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.

                                                              Report

 

MRS. LIZZIE SMOOT Guardian of the estate of W. E. & J. B. SMOOT minors begs leave to make the following exhibit & annual report.

 

On hand Report filed May 31 A. D. 1880                                                        $265.80

Recd. W. B. BALACK on note                                                                             189.00

                                               Total                                                                        $445.80

Paid for W. E. SMOOT State & Co. Tax  V. 1                    $17.50

Tuition J. M. WINES                                 V. 2                          9.00

Court Fees                                                V. 3                           1.40

                                                Total                                          $27.90

 

 

 

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Paid for J. B. SMOOT

State & Co. tax                     V. 1                                            $22.50

Tuition J. M. WINES            V. 2                                               7.50

Dr. COFFEY                         V. 3                                               4.50

Dr. COFFEY                         V. 4                                               1.75

Court Fees                            V. 5                                               1.40

                                                                                                   $37.65

 

Recapitulation

One hand cash                                                                                                         $445.80

Paid W. E. SMOOT                                                                 $27.90

Paid J. B. SMOOT                                                                    37.65

                                                                                                    $65.55

Brot. over                                                                                                  $445.80

Brot. over                                                                                                      65.55

                Total on hand                                                                           $389.25

 

                                                                LIZZIE SMOOT Guardian

 

Sworn to before me this 6th day of Sept. 1881.

                                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

Filed Sept. 6th 1881.            J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

E. G. SHAW Admr.              Application for Admrn.

     Est. of                                                November 21st 1881

D. W. SHAW Decd.              On this day came on to be heard the application of E. B. SHAW for letters of administration upon the estate of D. W. SHAW Decd. And it appearing to the Court that notice of said application has been given as required by law and there being no objection made thereto and it further appearing to the Court that the said E. G. SHAW is a proper person it is ordered that letters of administration upon the estate of the said D. W. SHAW decd. issue to the said E. G. SHAW upon his entering into bond as the law requires in the sum of Four Thousand Dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.

     It is further ordered that JAMES PATTERSON, JOHN SPRAWLS & C. C. DAUGHERTY be and they are hereby appointed as appraisers of said estate.

 

 

                                                                Application

 

State of Texas                      In Co. Court Collin Co. Sept Term 1881.

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

Your petitioner E. G. SHAW a citizen of Collin Co….

 

 

 

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…would represent that on or about the 6th day of Sept. 1881 D.W. SHAW departed this life intestate at his home in Collin Co. That the said SHAW was at the time of his death a citizen of Collin Co. and died seized of an estate situated in Collin County of the probable value of two thousand dollars. That the said decedent’s estate is indebted to the amount of about Five Hundred Dollars, and that there are some debts due said estate. That said decedent left surviving him a wife at whose request your petitioner, who is a brother of said decedent, make this application and prays that notice of the filing hereof be given. And upon final hearing that permanent letters of administration upon said estate issue to him. And for such other further orders as the facts of the case may warrant.

 

                                                                                                                K. R. CRAIG  Atty.

                                                                                                                for E. G. SHAW

Filed September 12th 1881. J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

                                                                Probate Notice

 

The State of Texas                              In the County Court

County of Collin                                   To the September Term 1881.

The State of Texas, to the Sheriff or any 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 D. W. SHAW Decd. E. G. SHAW has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for letters of administration upon the estate of D. W. SHAW Decd. which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in September 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 12th day of September 1881.

                                                Witness J. W. Waddill clerk of said Court and seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this 12th day of Sept. 1881.

                                                                J. W. Waddill Clerk

                                                                County Court Collin County

 

 

 

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Sheriff’s Return    Came to hand on the 12th day of Sept. 1881 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.

 

                                                                                Warden Sheriff of Collin County

                                                                                By Gabe Beck Deputy

 

E. G. SHAW Temp. Admr.                                  Report of Temporary Administrator

  Est. of D. W. SHAW Decd.                                               November 21st 1881

                                                Now on this day came on to be heard the Report of E. B. SHAW as Temporary Administrator of the estate of D. W. SHAW Decd. which said Report with the vouchers and evidence on support thereof being heard by the court it is ordered that the same be approved and said temporary administration closed.

 

                                                                                Report

 

E. G. SHAW Tem. Admr.                    In Co. Ct. Nov. Term 1881

                Est. of                                     E. G. SHAW heretofore appointed

D. W. SHAW Decd.                              Temporary administrator of the estate of D. W. SHAW Decd. would report that since his appointment as admr. of said estate he has taken the following action in said estate and no other to wit:

   There were pending in the Court of M. W. KEENE J. P. Prct. No. 7 Collin Co. two suits against J. W. & A. W. NORRIS for the sum of 100$ each and one against J. W. NORRIS for about 83$. That suits had been instituted prior to the death of said D. W. SHAW which he has prosecuted to Judgment. That two of the suits were contested and it became and was necessary to employ counsel in the interest of said estate and that he employed K. R. CRAIG atty. at Law to whom he paid for his services the sum of 20$ as per Voucher herewith filed mkd. No. 1. That he has been at some personal expense and trouble in the matter of said estate which is reasonably worth the sum of 10$. That he has collected no money nor disposed of any of the property of said estate, but has the property of said estate in a condition to be inventoried for the purposes of permanent administration.

 

                                                                                                                E. B. SHAW

 

Swore to and subscribed before then Novr. 21st 1881.

                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

Filed Nov. 21 1881.             J. W. Waddill Clerk

 

 

 

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                                                                November Term 1881

 

E. HOUGHTON Gdn.                                          Supplemental Exhibit

Minor heirs D. D. GRAHAM Decd.                                   Nov. 21st 1881

                Now on this day came on to be heard the supplemental exhibit of the estates of the minor heirs of D. D. GRAHAM Decd. filed by E. HOUGHTON Guardian which said exhibit and the evidence in support thereof being heard and examined is approved and ordered to be recorded.

   It is further ordered that said Guardian account for and turn over to WMS. S. GRAHAM Gdn. of NANNIE & HARVEY D. GRAHAM and L. D. CHAPMAN Gdn J. T. & S. Y. GRAHAM all property and money in his hands belonging to said minors respectively.

 

                                                                Supplemental Exhibit

 

E. HOUGHTON Guardian of the minor heirs of D. D. GRAHAM represents that since filing his final report he has rec. the following amounts.

               

                Rest (?) wheat sold 1881                                                                   $27.00

                Rest (?) corn on hand about 50 bushels

   Sold one steer reported on Inventory                                                           10.00

   Sold one heifer reported on inventory                                                            7.00

                                                                                                                                $44.00

 Reporter would represent that the steer & heifer sold were bruchy (?) & were breaking fences & was compelled to do so in order to same them to the estate.

 

                                                                Recapitulation

                                Money Recd.                                                                        $44.00

                                50 Bush. corn                                                                      

                                                                                E. HOUGHTON

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Sept. 20th 1881.

                                                                                J. W. Waddill clk.

Filed Sept. 20th 1881.  J. W. Waddill clk.

 

[In regard to the below entry: “See Page 310-11” written in margin]

 

W. A. MELTON Gdn.                                           Application to sell land

SAMPSON FINLAY minor                                      Nov. 21th 1881

                                                Now on this day came on to be heard the application of W. A. MELTON Guardian of the person and estate of SAMPSON FINLAY a minor to sell one undivided ninth interest in the following described tract or parcel of land for the support and education of his said ward…

 

 

 

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…to wit: Situated in Collin County State of Texas about 10 miles S. W. of McKinney and being a part of the 160 acre tract of land in the name of SAMPSON FINLAY SR. Beginning at N. W. corner of a 160 acre tract patented to SAMPSON FINLAY and being his headright. Thence South 475 varas a post. Thence east 950 varas a post. Thence North 475 varas N. E. corner of said survey. Thence West 950 varas to the place of beginning. Being one ninth interest in 80 acres of land. And it appearing to the Court that due and legal notice has been given of the filing of said application by said Guardian to sell said land. And the matters and things in said application being fully understood by the Court said application is hereby granted. And it is adjudged ordered and decreed that said W. A. MELTON guardian as aforesaid do sell said land for cash in hand at private sale and report his action to this Court at the present term thereof.

 

B. W. HAMPTON Gd.                          Annual Report

   Wm. O’GUINN minor                       Nov. 21st 1881     

                                                Now on this day came on to be heard the annual report of B. W. HAMPTON Guardian of Wm. O’GUINN a minor and it appearing to the Court that notice of the filing of said report had been given as the law requires, and said report and the vouchers therewith filed being examined it is ordered that said report be and the same is hereby approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

                                                                Report

 

B. W. HAMPTON

   Guardian of                       Now comes said Guardian & makes his

Wm. O’GUIN                         annual report showing the condition of said estate.

 

Oct. 1st  Cash on hand last report filed Oct. 1st 1880                                   $168.30

1881                                       Interest at 12%                                                                         20.20                                 

                                                                                                                                                $188.50

 

                                Paid out to date                                    $10.00

Oct 1st 1881          Voucher (1)                                               2.50

                                Attys. Fee (2)                                        $12.50

                                Amt. due to date                                                                  $176.06

                                                                               

                                                                                B. H. HAMPTON

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 26th day of Sept. 1881. J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

Filed Sept. 26th 1881. J. W. Waddill Clk.        

 

 

 

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R. C. WHITE admr.                              Annual Report

   Est. of                                                  Nov. 21st 1881

F. E. McKINNEY Decd.      Now on this day came on to be heard the annual report of R. C. WHITE admr. of the estate of F. E. McKINNEY Decd. and it appearing to the Court that notice of the filing of said report has been given as required by law, and said report and the evidence in support thereof being heard, it is ordered that said report be and the same is hereby approved and ordered to be recorded. It is further ordered that said administrator retain sufficient money in his hands to pay the costs of administration and apportion the remainder among the claims against said estate in the order of their classification and pay the same accordingly.

 

                                                                Report

 

R. C. WHITE administrator                                Now came said administrator at

of the Estate of                                     the Nov. Term of the County Court of

F. E. McKINNEY Decd.                      Collin County 1881 and makes the following report. The following claims have been allowed by said Administrator.

 

Oct. 20th 1881       Dr. G. W. CAIN                     Last sick                                  $35.15

Oct. 20th 1881       Dr. A. SIMS                           Last sick                                    10.30

Nov. 10th 1881      H. A. McDONALD                a/c                               22.75

Nov. 14th 1881      C. W. McKINNEY                                Last sick                                   132.00

Nov. 17th 1881      C. W. McKINNEY                                for services           1579.19

Dec. 7th 1881        M. E. CROUCH                    Bal. on casket            40.00

Jany. 4th 1881       W. H. ARDINGER                a/c                                54.50

Jany. 4th 1881       Z. A. MORROW                    note                           330.80

Mar. 28th 1881      K. R. CRAIG                         Fee                              50.00

June 16th 1881     Estes & Howell                     a/c                                15.00

                                                                                                                $2270.29

 

Paid out cost & Tax about                                                                                                  $45.00

Sold House & Lot for cash                                                                   $750.00

Collected on a/c                                                                                         62.00

 

Also I hold a note on SID MOORE for seventy five dollars also a balance on an a/c against MRS. S. CHALK for 8 or 10$ dollars. I think both claims worthless. Don’t think I can collect them. Said administrator would report that there are no other claims against said estate that he knows of, only one small claim in the hands of W. A. & J. C. RHEA though they have never presented it to me for approval

 

 

 

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Said administrator has paid all the claims of last sickness and holds receipts therefore amounting to the sum of $321 25/100. Said administrator represents to the Court that he is now ready to wind up the business of said estate as soon as he obtains an order from the Court directing him in the matter.

   All of which is respectfully submitted.

                                                                                                R. C. WHITE Administrator

 

Sworn & subscribed to this Oct. 18th 1881. Witness my hand this date above written.  J. W. Waddill Co. Clk. C. C. Tex.

 

Filed Oct 18th 1881              J. W. Waddill Co. Clk.

 

 

JNO. CHURCH admr.                                        2nd Anl. [Annual] Report & Applr. To Sell Land

                Est. of                                                                    Nov. 21st 1881

R. D. BUMPASS Decd.                                      Now on this day came on to be heard the second annual report of JNO. CHURCH admr. of the estate of R. D. BUMPASS Decd. and application of said administrator to sell in accordance with the terms of the will of said decedent and application of said administrator to sell in accordance with the terms of the will of said decedent the land belonging to said estate described as follows to wit: 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 a part of a survey of 900 acres of land made in the name of L. WEBSTER new abstract No. 1028-old 813-Beginning at a post in S. W. cor. of said L. WEBSTER’S 900 acre survey the S. E. cor. of a survey of ¾ of a league & one labor of land made in the name of E. B. REED whence an elm marked X bears S. 70° E. 90 varas. Thence N. with the E. line of said E. B. REED survey 50 chains & 8 links a post in the N. W. cor. of said 300 acre tract. Thence E. 43 chains & 70 links a stake in the N. W. cor. of a tract of 115 acres conveyed October 1st 1874 by said R. D. BUMPASS decd. to LEW C. SMITH: Thence W. 43 chains & 70 links to the place of beginning containing $ (sic) 218 85/100 acres of land.

   And it appearing to the Court that notice of the filing of said report and application had been given, and said report and the vouchers in support thereof having been examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded. It further appearing to the Court that the terms of the last will of said decedent (sic) require the sale of…

 

 

 

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…the real estate belonging to said estate at public sale. It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed that said administrator proceed in the manner prescribed by law to sell said land above described on the 1st Tuesday in December 1881 at public sale on a credit of twelve months—taking note and security for the purchase money as required by law.

 

                                                2nd Anl. [Annual] Report and Appln. [Application] to sell Land.

 

State of Texas                      In County Court November 1881

Collin County       To the Honble. [Honorable]. County Court of Collin County

   JOHN CHURCH administrator of the estate of R. D. BUMPASS decd. submits the following statement & asks that the same be received as his second annual report & account.

   List of claims presented agst. [against] Est. since last a/c

 

Date when presented         Date of Approval Person claiming                  No.          Amt. presented    Amt. approved

 

1st Decr. 1880                       1st Dec. 1880        S. C. BROCKMAN              1              $5.00

20 Sept. 1881                       20 Sep. 1881        NEATHERY & BUMPASS 2                3.25

28 Sep. 1881                        28 Sep. 1881        R. MUCHISON                     3              19.05

 

Nos. 1 & 2 are approved by me as second class claims. No. 3 was presented to me & approved on the 19th February1881 as a first class claim & was somehow mislaid & is approved as above in duplicate of what was then done.

   After legal preliminaries first had jointed (?) the premises on the 27th January A. D. 1881 to J. R. SMITH for crop of present year for the sum of Fifty Dollars due on 1st Decr. next & the further consideration that the said SMITH would move the North boundary fence from the land of an adjoining owner where it had been erected by the deceased through mistake & re-erect same on the boundary line.

 

                Field notes of estate

 

4 Nov 1881 I receive the rent for the year 1880 as per contract                                                                $152.25

11th Dec. ‘80 Bal. due me on 1st anl. Report                                                                                   $  27.00

4 Jany. ’80 Paid E. W. NYES surveyor for supplying

                                Field notes of estate                                           Rect. No. 1                                16.00

4 Nov. ’81 Taxes for year 1881                                                        Rect. No. 2                                15.00

17 Oct. ’81 JOHN BINGHAM advertising                                       Rect. No. 3                                  7.00

17 Oct. ’81 R. MALTBIE attys. fee for Probating will

                employed by admr. pro tem                                              Rect. No. 4                                 25.00

20 Oct. ’81 NEATHERY & BUMPASS balce. [balance]

                Wire bill for fencing                                                             Rect. No. 5                                   4.65

 

 

 

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Add commissions on receipts                                                                          7.60

Add commissions on out goings                                                                      4.70                            $107.00

                Balance in my hands                                                                                                              $  45.25

 

In accordance with the provisions of the will I hereby apply for an order of Court authorizing sale of the entire real estate of which the following is a description to wit: Part of a tract of 305 acres of land conveyed May 13th 1870 by THOS. C. BEAN to R. D. BUMPASS decd. situation in Collin County Texas on the waters of Pilot Grove Fork of 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. Abstract No 1028 & 813 old—Containing 218 85/100 acres of land, a more minute description which is given in my first annual report.

   The foregoing contains a correct & complete statement of the matters to which it relates. Dated this 20th day of October 1881.

                                                                                JOHN CHURCH admr. of Est.

                                                                                of R. D. BUMPASS decd.

 

Sworn to before me this Oct. 20th 1881.

                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

Filed Oct. 20th 1881.  J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

HENRY M. PARVIN Admr.                                                Application Administration

Est. HOWARD PARVIN Dec.                                             Nov. 21st 1881

   Now on this day came on to be heard the application of HENRY M. PARVIN for letters of administration on the estate of HOWARD PARVIN Deceased. And it appearing to the Court that notice of the filing of said application had been give as the law requires and no objection being made thereto and it further appearing to the Court that HENRY W. PARVIN is a suitable person to receive appointment it is ordered that he be appointed administrator of the said estate of HOWARD PARVIN deceased and that letters of administration issue to him upon his entering into bond in the sum of six thousand dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.

 

                                                                Application

 

In County Court November Term 1881

   To the Hon. County Court of Collin Count

      Your petitioner HENRY M. PARVIN respectfully represents that on the 21st day of August 1881 HOWARD PARVIN who was a resident of said Collin County departed this life at his residence in said…

 

 

 

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…County, intestate leaving an estate of three thousand dollars in value and prays the Court to grant him, said petitioner, letters of administration upon said estate after citation &c. as the law requires, and he will ever pray

                               

                                                                                                                H. M. PARVIN

                                                                                                                   by W. H. Andres Atty.

Filed Novr. 1st 1881. J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

                                                                Probate Notice

 

The State of Texas                                              In the County Court To the Novr. Term 1881

County of Collin                                                   State of Texas to the Sheriff or any Constable of Collin County

                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 HOWARD PARVIN Decd., HENRY M. PARVIN has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for letters of administration upon said estate of said HOWARD PARVIN Decd. which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in Novr. 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 1st day of Novr.1881. Witness  J. W. Waddill clerk of said Court, and seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this 1st day of Novr. 1881.

                                                                                                                J. W. Waddill Clerk

                                                                                                                County Court Collin County

 

                                                                Sheriff’s Return

 

Came to hand on the 1st day of Novr. 1881 and executed same day by posting copies of the within in three public places in Collin County one of which was at the Court House door.

 

                                                                                                Wms. Warden Sheriff of Collin County

                                                                                                By I. S. Ewan Deputy

 

 

HENRY M. PARVIN Admr.                                                Novr. 21st 1881 Appt. of Appraisers

Est. HOWARD PARVIN Decd.                          Now on this day it is ordered that ED WORK, MART COLLINS and H. C. BARNES be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the estate of HOWARD PARVIN Decd….

 

 

 

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HENRY M. PARVIN Admr.                                                Approval of Bond

Est. HOWARD PARVIN Decd.                             Nov. 21st 1881

                Now on this day comes HENRY M. PARVIN and files his bond and oath as administrator of the estate of HOWARD PARVIN deceased which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

 

                                                                                Bond

 

The State of Texas              Know all men by these presents (sic) that we HENRY M. PARVIN as principal and A. P.

Collin County                       MARSHALL and W. H. ANDREWS as sureties are held and firmly bound unto the County Judge of Collin Count in the sum of six thousand dollars Conditioned that HENRY M. PARVIN who has been appointed by the County Court of said Collin County administrator of the estate of HOWARD PARVIN decd. shall well and truly perform all the duties required of him under said appointment.

                Witness our hands this Nov. 21st 1881.

                                                                                                                HENRY M. PARVIN

                                                                                                                A.P. MARSHALL

                                                                                                                W. H. ANDREWS

 

State of Texas

Collin County                       I, HENRY M. PARVIN, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as administrator of the estate of HOWARD PARVIN Decd. I do further swear that said HOWARD PARVIN departed this life about the 21st day of August 1881 and that he left no lawful will within my knowledge or belief.

                                                                                                HENRY M. PARVIN

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Novr. 21 1881.

                                                                                J. W. Waddill clk.

 

Filed Novr. 21st 1881. J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

R. C. WHITE                                         Application for sale of Lands

     vs.                                                                      Novr. 21st 1881

G. W. GRAYUM Admr                         Now on this day comes Peff. [Plaintiff] R. C. WHITE and says he will no further

PERRY GRAYUM Decd.                    prosecute this cause it is ordered that the same be dismissed.

 

 

REBECCA SHIRLEY Gdn. [Guardian]                            Applen. For Gdnshp. Novr. 21 1881

Wm. M. SHIRLEY et al minors                                          Now on this day came on to be heard the application of REBECCA SHIRLEY for letters of guardianship of the estates of Wm. SHIRLEY, MATILDA, FRED H., ANNA L., LAURA P., & AGNES B. SHIRLEY minors. And it appearing to the…

 

 

 

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…Court that notice of said application had been given as required by law, and that Wm. M. SHIRLEY the only one of said minors over the age of fourteen years has selected said applicant as his guardian, and it further appearing that said applicant is entitled to said guardianship, It is ordered adjudged and decreed that REBECCA SHIRLEY be and she is herby appointed guardian of said minors Wm. M., MATILDA, FRED H., ANNA L., LAURA P. & AGNES B. SHIRLEY and that letters of guardianship issue to her upon her entering into bonds in the sum of sixteen hundred dollars for each of said minors and taking the oath prescribed by law.

 

                                                                Application

 

State of Texas                      To the County Court of said County.

Collin Co.                              MRS. REBECCA SHIRLEY who resides in Collin County would represent to the court that Wm. M. SHIRLEY a minor over the age of fourteen years, MATILDA, FRED H. ANNA L., LAURA P., AGNES B. SHIRLEY also minors under said age all of whom reside in the aforesaid County. She further represents that she is the mother of said minors, and that they each own estate real & personal of the probable value of one thousand dollars, that they are Joint owners in said estate, Said property all situated in Collin County. Wherefore she prays that they be cited to appear & upon final hearing she be appointed guardian & for general relief.

 

                                                                                                Throckmorton Brown & Bro.

 

I, Wm. M. SHIRLEY,  a minor over the age of fourteen years hereby accept service on the within application & waive issuance of process & time allowed for service & here select REBECCA SHIRLEY as guardian of my estate and ask her appointment.

Nov. 22nd 1881                                                                     W. M. SHIRLEY

 

Filed Novr 8th 1881              J. W. Waddill clk.

 

                                                                Probate Notice

 

State of Texas                      In the County Court To the Novr. Term 1881

County of Collin                   The State of Texas, to the Sheriff or any constable of Collin County Texas 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 guardianship of Wm. M., MATILDA, FRED H., ANNA L., LAURA P., & AGNES B. SHIRLEY minors, MRS. REBECCA SHIRLEY has filed in the County…

 

 

 

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…Court of Collin County an application for letters of guardianship of the estate of said minors which will be heard at the next term of said County, commencing on the 3rd Monday in Novr. 1881, at the Court house thereof in the city of McKinney at which time all person interested in said minors may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

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

                                Witness J. W. Waddill clerk of said Court and seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this 8th day of Novr.

                                                                                                J. W. Waddill Clerk

                                                                                                County Court Collin County

 

Came to hand on the 8th day of Novr. 1881 and executed the 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 Collin County

                                                                                                                By I. S. Ewan Deputy

 

L. D. CHAPMAN Gdn.                         Approval of Bond. Nov. 21st 1881

Est. of A. Y. GRAHAM minor                             Now on this day came L. D. CHAPMAN and present for approval his bond and oath as guardian of the estate of A. Y. GRAHAM a minor which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

                                                                                Bond

 

State of Texas                      Whereas at the September Term of the County Court of Collin Co. 1881 L. D. CHAPMAN

Collin County                       was appointed guardian of the estate of A. Y. GRAHAM a minor, therefore know all by these presents (sic) that we L. D. CHAPMAN as principal and J. G. VANCE and E. H. PENDLETON, K. D. HICKMAN and W. D. CHAPMAN as sureties acknowledge ourselves to owe and be indebted to T. C. Goodner County Judge of Collin County, and his successors in office in the sum of one thousand dollars. Conditioned that the said L. D. CHAPMAN will faithfully do and discharge the duties of guardian of the estate of said ward According…      

 

 

 

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…to law. Sept. 20th 1881.                                   L. D. CHAPMAN  E. H. PENDLETON

                                                                R. D. HICKMAN  J. G. VANCE  W. D. CHAPMAN

 

The State of Texas

Collin County                       I, L. D. CHAPMAN, do solemnly swear that I will discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as the guardian of the estate of A. Y. GRAHAM a minor according to law and the orders of the Court.

 

                                                                                                L. D. CHAPMAN

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this Novr. 10th 1881.

                                                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

Filed Novr. 10th 1881. J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

L. D. CHAPMAN Gdn.                                         Approval of Bond. Nov. 21 1881

Estate of JNO. T. GRAHAM minor                   Now on this day comes L. D. CHAPMAN and presents for approval his bond and oath as guardian of the estate of JNO. T. GRAHAM a minor—which being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded.

 

                                                                               

State of Texas                                      Bond

Collin County                       Whereas at the September term of the Co. Court 1881 L. D. CHAPMAN was appointed by said Court guardian of the estate of JOHN T. GRAHAM a minor now therefore we L. D. CHAPMAN as principal & as J. G. VANCE, E. H. PENDLETON, W. D. CHAPMAN, R. D. HICKMAN sureties acknowledge ourselves to owe & be indebted to T. C. Goodner County Judge & his successors in office one thousand dollars. Conditioned that the said L. D. CHAPMAN will faithfully discharge the duties of guardianship of the estate of said ward according to law. Sept. 20th 1881.

                                                                                                L. D. CHAPMAN

                                                                                E. H. PENDLETON R. D. HICKMAN

                                                                                J. G. VANCE W. D. CHAPMAN

 

State of Texas

Collin County                       I, L. D. CHAPMAN, do solemnly swear that I will discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as guardian of the estate of JOHN T. GRAHAM a minor according to law and the orders of this court.

 

                                                                                                L. D. CHAPMAN

 

Sworn to before me this Novr. 10th 1881.

                                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

Filed Novr. 10th 1881.

                                                J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

 

 

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SAM R. HAMILTON Gdn.                                   Approval of Final Report Nov. 21 1881

Est. of THOS. HARTNESS minor                     Now on this day came on to be heard the final report of S. R. HAMILTON Gdn. of the estate of THOS. HARTNESS a minor. And it appearing to the Court that said minor has arrived at the age of 21 years and has received from said Guardian all the property belonging to said estate and the said report being found in all things correct and it further appearing to the Court that said THOS. HARTNESS has accepted service and waived the issuance of citation on said report, it is ordered adjudged and decreed the Court that said report be and the same is hereby in all things approved and that it be recorded. It is further ordered that said Guardian be discharged from his trust upon the payment of all costs and filing voucher therefor (sic).

 

                                                                Final Report of Guardian

 

State of Texas                      Hon. T. C. Goodner County Judge Greeting:

Collin County                          The undersigned Guardian Est. J. THOS. HARTNESS minor begs leave to present the following as his Final Report as said minor appears to have been born Sept. 20, 1860 and therefore arrived at his majority on the 20th day of Sept. 1881. The report is respectfully submitted for your approval with desire that I may be released from said Guardianship, subject to legal requirements. Report is as follows to wit:

 

                                                                Said R. HAMILTON Guardian To

                                                                                Est. J. THOMAS HARNESS minor

 

1881                                                                                                                                       Dr.                           Cr.

May 1                     To Bal. due minor as per last report May Term 1880                   $332.92

Sept. 20                 To Int. 12% on 332.92 for 4 2/3 mos.                                                  15.53

 

                                                Credit

1879                       By 5% on $318.38 red. of E. GASTON & W. A. HARTNESS from Gdn.                   15.91

                                By 5% on 52.35 amt. disbursement as appd. by Court                                                                 2.61

                                By Amt. reserved for payment of Bal. Court Cost C. C. Tex.                                        5.00

1881      

Sept. 24                 By Cash paid minor as per his receipt filed                                   ________             324.93

                                                                                                                                                $348.45                 $348.45

 

I hereby certify on oath that the above is to the best of my knowledge a correct exhibit of business of said est. This Sept. 24 1881.

                                                                                                                                                SAM R. HAMILTON Guardian

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of November 1881.

Witness my official signature & seal of office. J. A. Aston

L. S.                                                                        Notary Public Collin Co. Texas

 

I hereby accept service and waive the issuance of citation this Sept. 24th 1881.

                                                                                                J. T. HARNESS

 

Filed Novr. 15 1881. J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

 

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GEO. A. WILSON Tempry. Admr.                     Report sale of per. [personal] prop. [property] Nov. 21 1881.

Est. W. R. NORVELL Decd.                               Now on this day came on to be heard the report of GEO. A. WILSON Temporary Administrator of the estate of W. R. NORVELL Decd. of sale of perishable property made pursuant to the order appointing him such admr. And it appearing to the Court that said property was sold for a fair price it is ordered that the same be approved and said report recorded.

 

                                                                Report

 

State of Texas                      In Collin county Court November Term 1881

Collin County                       To the county Court of Collin county Texas

                                                                GEO. A. WILSON who was on 24th of October 1881 appointed by T. C. Goodner the County Judge of said County temporary administrator of the estate of W. R. NORVELL decd. submits the following report of the sale of the personal perishable property of said estate. He states that by virtue of an order made by T. C. Goodner County Judge as aforesaid on the 24th of October 1881 the reporter on 2nd of November 1881 sold at public outcry for cash in hand at the residence of said W. R. NORVELL decd. the following items of property to the persons & for the prices as stated below.

               

                Articles                                   Names of purchasers                                                         Prices

Six head of hogs                                 JNO. H. ORENDUFF                                                          $23.55

Eight head of hogs                              ANDREW WILSON (col.)                                                     22.30

1 head of hogs                                     S. T. CROW                                                                              8.00

1 head of hogs                                     GREEN THORNTON                                                              4.00

1 head of hogs                                     WAXTER ALLEN                                                                     2.85

2 head of hogs                                     W. BALDIN                                                                               2.75

2 head of hogs                                     J. R. WATTS                                                                             1.75

1 head of hogs                                     J. A. CLAYCONCH                                                                 5.00

1 sow & 5 pigs                                      W. C. REASONOVER                                                             4.50

12 bus. corn                                          KING NEAL                                                                              9.80

15 bus. corn                                          J. W. SOMER                                                                           9.65

Vegetables                                           J. W. SOMER                                                                          17.25

                                                                                Total Amt.                                                              129.85

 

   Your reporter states that the last item on above list was not sold at public sale but was sold in the town of McKinney at different times and that said vegetables consisted of cabbages, potatoes, tomatoes &c &c. He further states that said sale was fairly made and that said property sold for a fair price. Wherefore he asks that sale be in all things confirmed.                                                        

                                                                                                                GEO. A. WILSON

 

Sworn to before me this Novr. 19th 1881.       J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

 

 

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                Filed Novr. 19 1881            J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

 

JOS. W. BAINES Admr.                     Order for sale of Land. Nov. 21 1881

Est. M. A. GOODWIN  [Mary Ann Hedgcoxe Goodwin?] dec.                     Now upon this day came on to be heard the application of JOS. W. BAINES administrator of the estate of M. A. GOODWIN deceased for the sale of certain lands of said estate herein after mentioned. And the Court after hearing the evidence in favor of and against the same, and being satisfied that a necessity exists for such sale, it is ordered by the Court that said administrator sell the following described tracts of land belonging to said estate to wit: Survey No 234 containing 320 acres of land in Young co. Texas patented to the Texas Emigration Land company Nov. 30th 1857. Beginning at a stake the S. E. cor. of a sur. No. 233. Thence North 1344 varas to stake in stone mound. Thence East 784 vs. East Fork salt creek 1344 vs. stake in mound. Thence South 1344 vs.[varas] stake and mound in mesquite prairie. Thence West 1164 varas 1164 varas E. F. salt creek 1344 varas to beginning. Also sur. No. 2447 containing 321 acres of land situated in said Young County patented on the 15th day of June 1858 to said Texas Emigration & Land Co. Beginning at the N. E. cor. of sur. no. 82 a stake. Thence North 1344 vs. a stake. Thence East 1344 vs. a stake. Thence South 1344 vs. N. W. cor. of sur. No. 70 a stake. Thence West 1344 vs. to the Beginning. And it further appearing to the Court that it is to the interest of said estate that said sale should be made for cash and at private sale, it is therefore ordered and decreed by the Court that said administrator is directed to sell the herein before described land for cash at private sale subject to the confirmation of this Court.

 

                                                                Application

 

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

County of Collin                   To the Hon. County Court of said County JOS. W. BAINES administrator of the estate of M. A. GOODWIN deceased respectfully represents—That the exhibits heretofore filed by him July 18th 1881 and Sept. 29th 1881 show the charges and claims against said estate & the condition of the same and he hereby refers to them and asks that they be read & adopted as a part of this application. That the estimated expenses of administration are one hundred and fifty dollars. That the following property remains on hand liable for the payment of the charges and claims against said estate to wit: 320 acres of land in Baylor Co. survey no. 2499 patented to Tex.…

 

 

 

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…Em. & Land Co. [Texas Immigration and Land Company]. 640 acres of land in Throckmorton County survey no. 3048 & 2201 patented to Tex. Em. & Land Co. 960 acres of land in Young County surveys nos. 234 & 2447 & 746 patented to Tex. Em. & L. Co.        Wherefore administrator prays that citation be issued to all persons interested in said estate, that he be directed to sell said lands, or such tracts thereof as may be necessary and for the best interests of the estate, upon such terms as the Court may deem proper and for general relief.

 

                                                                                                                                JOS. W. BAINES Admr.

                                                                                                                                Est. M. A. GOODWIN Deceased

 

Sworn to before me this Oct. 13th 1881.   J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

Filed Oct. 13th 1881.   J. W. Waddill Clk.         

 

 

B. S. & J. M. KING admrs.                                                 Striking Land from Inventory. Nov. 21 1881

Est. ELIJAH KING Decd.                                                    Now on this day came on to be heard the application of B. S. & J. M. KING admrs. of the Estate of ELIJAH KING decd. to strike from the Inventory of said estate the item of 21 14/100 acres of land in the DAVID VAN WINKLE sur. valued at $100.00. And the matters and things in said application being heard and fully understood by the Court the said application is granted and it is ordered that said tract of land be no longer considered as assets of said estate.

 

 

B. S. & J. M. KING Administrations                                

Of the estate of ELIJAH KING Decd.                               Now comes the administrators and moves the Court to strike from the Inventory as filed in said estate 21 14/ acres land in DAVID VAN WINKLE survey valued at 100$ and that said note & interest now amts. to about 100$ dollars and said administrators represent that the titled is not now in the said ROGERS & that the said ROGERS now owes a part of the purchase money on said 21 14/acres & is not in a condition to make a valid deed to said land. Said administrators would represent that the said ROGERS now offers to allow said administrators 6.00$ per acres for said land & by so cancelling said trade said administrators will save said estate of a vexatious law suit as said administrators will not allow the note held against the said estate by the said ROGERS and as the assets greatly exceed the indebtedness of said estate Petitioners ask that said order be granted.

 

                                                                                                B. S. & J. M. KING administrators by R. C. White atty.

 

Sworn to before me by J. M. KING this 27th day of Oct. 1881  J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

Filed Sept. 26 1881. J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

 

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GEO. A. WILSON                                                

        vs.                                                                   Nov. 21st 1881

Est. of W. R. NORVELL Decd.                          Now on this day came on to be heard the application of GEO. A. WILSON for permanent letters of administration on the estate of W. R. NORVELL decd. And it appearing to the Court that notice of the filing of said application had been given as required by law and it farther appearing that the said GEO. A. WILSON is a suitable person to receive said appointment it is ordered adjudged and decreed that that he be and he hereby is appointed administrator of said estate. And it is further ordered that Letters of Administration issued to him upon his entering into bond as required by law in the sum of Three Thousand Dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.

 

                                                               

The State of Texas                                              Application

Collin County                                       To T. C. Goodner County Judged of Collin County Texas

                                                GEO. A. WILSON who resides in Collin County Texas shows that on 24th October 1881 W. R. NORVELL departed this life intestate at his house in said Collin County & State that said NORVELL left no valid will as far as this applicant knows. That at the time of his death the said NORVELL was in debt that his estate is now in debt that he left an estate consisting of real and personal property of the probable value of fifteen hundred dollars. That a good deal of said estate is personal property and liable to go [to] waste or be destroyed unless there is some person authorized to manage said estate and he further states that it is to the interest of said estate that someone be appointed temporary administrator of said estate.

   Wherefore he prays that he be appointed temporary administrator of said estate and that authority be given him to take possession of said estate & manage the same and that the notice required by law be given of the filing of this application that as at the next regular term of the County Court he also appointed administrator of said estate & for general & special relief.

                                                                                                Jenkins Muse & Lucas

                                                                                                                Attys. for WILSON

 

Filed Oct. 25 1881.  J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

 

                                                                Probate Notice

 

The State of Texas              In the County Court. To the Novr. Term 1881

County of Collin                   The State of Texas to the Sheriff or any Constable of Collin County Greeting:

                                You are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most public place in your County one of which shall…

 

 

 

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…be the Court house door copies of the following notice:

                The State of Texas. To all persons interested in the administration of the estate of W. R. NORVELL Decd.—G. A. WILSON has filed in the County Court of Collin County for an application for letters of administration on the estate of said W. R. NORVELL Decd. which will be heard at the next term of said Court, commencing on the 3rd Monday in Novr. 1881 at the Court house thereof, in the city of McKinney at which time all person interested in said estate may appear on contest said application if they see proper.

                Herein fail not, under penalty of the law, and of this writ make due return. Issued the 27th day of Oct. 1881.

                Witness J. W. Waddill clerk of said Court and seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this 27th day of Oct. 1881.

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

                                                                                                                                Collin County

 

Came to hand on the 27th day of Oct. 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 I. S. Ewan Deputy

 

 

GEO. A. WILSON Admr.                                     Appt. Apprs. Nov. 21 1881

Est. of W. R. NORVELL Decd.                          Now on this day it is ordered that O. P. MALLOW, J. M. GRAVES and GEO. W. FITZHUGH be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the estate of W. R. NORVELL Decd.

 

 

J. J. STRAIN Admr.                                             Final Report Nov. 21 1881

Est. J. E. COX Decd.                                           Now on this day came on to be heard the final report of J. J. STRAIN administrator of the estate of J. E. COX decd. And it appearing to the Court that notice of the filing of said report had been given as required by law and said report appearing to be in all things correct it is ordered that the same be and it is hereby approved. It is further ordered that said administrator pay off all costs of administration and pay the remainder of the money in his hands on the claim of J. S. & S. D. HEARD. The said J. S. & S. D. HEARD having a mortgage lien on a cotton (?) gin stand which was ______(?) by admr. and proceeds applied to general funds of said estate. And that upon said administrator filing vouchers showing that all of said estate has been disbursed that administration be closed and said administrator discharged.

 

 

 

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                                                                Final Report of Admr.

 

State of Texas                                      County Court November Term 1881

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

Of Collin County Texas                                      Estate of JOSEPH E. COX deceased.

                J. J. STRAIN administrator of the estate of JOSEPH E. COX respectfully submits the following final report of his administration of said estate.

 

   Administrator charges himself as follows:

   To amount on hand on 2nd Annual settlement                                                                                   .70 cents

   To amount received of A. B. MASON (by J. M. COPE) Oct 14th 1881                                      341.59

   To amount received of P. MAUPIN Oct. 14th 1881                                                                         37.15

   To amount received of E. B. DISHMAN (for land)                                                                       200.00

                                                                                                                                                                $579.43

 

Administrator asks Credit for disbursements as follows:

 

Voucher no. 21 By amt. paid E. B. DISHMAN July 18th 1881                                                     $200.00                                

Voucher no. 21 By amt. paid E. B. DISHMAN Oct. 14th 1881                                                       123.80

Voucher no. 22 By amt. paid L. W. OGLESBY for tax on land Oct. 14 1881                                9.23

Voucher no. 24 By amt. paid J. M. PEARSON Oct. 14 1881                                                         30.00

Voucher no. 25 By amt. paid J. H. BINGHAM Oct. 14 1881                                                            2.00

Voucher no. 26 By amt. paid J. W. WADDILL Court Costs Oct. 14 1881                                    38.80

Voucher no. 27 By amt. paid due administrator as commissions                                                57.95

Voucher no. 28 By amt. paid J. S. & S. D. HEARD Oct. 14 1881                                                  25.95

Voucher no. 29 By amt. paid JESSE SHAIN Oct. 14 1881                                                            11.45

Voucher no. 30 By amt. paid KENDRICK ASTON & HONAKER Oct. 14 1881                         36.34

Voucher no. 31 By amt. paid JAMES WILSON M. D. Oct. 14 1881                                              14.45

Voucher no. 32 By amt. paid DR. J. T. BUTLER Oct. 14 1881                                                        5.00

                                Total amt. paid out                                                                                              $554.97

 

Bal. after deducting disbursements from receipts—on hand $24.46. Administrator would respectfully show that he has discharged all vendors liens on the lands & he has paid nearly all the debts except a small balance on about a half dozen claims and which claims were paid prorate as long as the money held out. He further says that there are no more assets belonging to the estates except the small balance of $24.46 which he holds subjects to the orders of this Court. The premises considered administrator asks that his final account be approved & that he be finally discharged from all further duty & responsibility in the administration of the estate of JOSEPH E. COX decd. All of which is respectfully submitted for Your Honor’s confirmation.          

                                                                                                J. J. STRAIN Admr. J. E. COX Decd.

 

Sworn to before me this Oct. 14th 1881.  J. W. Waddill clk.

 

Filed Oct. 14th 1881. J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

 

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Estate of JOSEPH E. COX Decd.                     Setting aside Homestead  Nov. 21st 1881.

                                                                                Now on this day it is ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that the following described land to wit: One hundred and ten acres more or less in the North portion of the tract bought by JOSEPH E. COX deceased from E. B. DISHMAN; and a tract of twenty five acres more or less of timber land situated in the bumble bee grove in the ANDY PINARO survey & about three miles South West from the one hundred and ten acres. All of said land situated in Collin County Texas and being all the land left belonging to the estate of said JOSEPH E. COX decd. after sales made by the administrator for the discharge of vendors lien on said lands, be and the same is hereby set apart to the widow ELIZABETH COX as a homestead for the benefit of herself and the minor children of said deceased.

 

F. M. DAVIDSON Temp. Admr.                         Report & Discharge  Nov. 1st 1881

Est. BRIDGET LAPPAN Decd.                          Now on this day came on to be heard the report and application for release of F. M. DAVIDSON temporary admr. of the estate of BRIDGET LAPPAN Deceased. And said report being examined by the Court is approved and ordered to be recorded. It is further ordered that said F. M. DAVIDSON be and he is hereby discharged.

 

                                                                Report Temp. Admr.

 

Est. of BRIDGETT (sic) LAPPAN deceased. In County Court sitting for Probate and other like purposes Novr. Term 1881.

   To the Hon. Count Court of said County of Collin State of Texas.

   The order signed Temporary Administrator of the Est. of BRIDGET LAPPAN deceased appointed in vacation on the ___ day of October 1881 would respectfully show to the Court that no effects belonging to said estate has come into his hands and would further state that none of said estate will ever come into his hands. Wherefore he prays to be discharged from his trust and that he and his bondsmen be relieved from any further responsibility in said Est. and for whatever relief the Court may think his case may merit.

                                                                                                                F. M. DAVIDSON Amr.

                                                                                                of Est. of BRIDGET LAPPAN Decd.

 

Sworn to before me this Novr. 21st 1881.

                                                                J. W. Waddill clk.

 

Filed Novr. 21 1881

                                J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

 

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S. M. BROWN Gdn.                                                             Setting aside homestead

Pers. & Ests. THOS. A. JUSTICE et al minors                 Nov. 21 1881

 

     Now on this day came on to be heard the application of S. M. BROWN Gdn. of the persons and estates of THOS. A., F. P., JULIA A., and SARAH J. JUSTICE minors to set aside the homestead of said minors. And it appearing to the Court that the following described land to wit: 50 acres of land in the Wm. BOREN survey in Collin County Texas situated about 1 ½ East of the town of Blue Ridge in said County and for a more particular description of which reference is here made to the deed from CHRIST0PHER NELSON to Wm. JUSTICE recorded in Book U Collin County Records page 21, is all the land belonging to the estate of said minors and that the said land is necessary for their support and maintenance it is ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that the same be and hereby is set apart as a homestead to said minors.

 

 

J. M. COPE Admr.                                               Grant of Letters Admrn. Nov. 21 1881

Est. L. D. MAYFIELD & wife Decd.                  Now on this day came on to be heard the petition of J. M. COPE to be appointed permanent administrator of the estates of L. D. MAYFIELD Decd. and his wife EASTER MAYFIELD also Decd. And it appearing to the Court that notice of said application has been give as required by law, and it further appearing that said J. M. COPE is a suitable person it is ordered adjudged and decreed that said J. M. COPE be and he hereby is appointed administrator and that letters of administration issue to him upon his entering into bond in the sum of Twenty five Hundred Dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.

   It is further ordered that JOHN COX, JAMES JONES and ISAAC McBEE be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of said estate.

 

                                                                                Application

 

State of Texas                      In the matter of the est. of L. D. MAYFIELD & wife.

County of Collin                   To Honl. T. C. Goodner Judge of the County Court of Collin County Texas.   The petition of J. M. COPE shows that he is a citizen of Collin County Texas & that L. D. MAYFIELD was at the time of his death in January 1881 a citizen of Collin County Texas & that MRS. EASTER MAYFIELD wife of L. D. MAYFIELD at the time of her death in January or February 1881 was also a citizen of Collin County Texas. That both L. D. MAYFIELD & his wife…

 

 

 

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EASTER MAYFIELD died in Collin County, Texas & without will & at the time of their death were seized and possessed of a community estate consisting of a homestead & about one thousand dollars worth of personal property consisting of corn & other farm produce, mules, horses & cattle & household furniture. The petitioners would further show the decedents owe debts to a small extent & that no administration has ever been granted on either the estate of L. D. MAYFIELD or his wife. He further shows that said estate is now being wasted & squandered & that the children of the deceased are all minors, viz: JOSH about 14, JAMES about 12 & ROBERT MAYFIELD aged 6 (three in number) and are not able to take care of said estate which is in the hands of other parties who have no authority to take charge of the same & who are using the same for their own individual purposes. Petitioner further shows that he has been requested by the relations of MRS MAYFIELD viz: her two brothers & by diverse other persons to take charge of said estate & that he is not disqualified by law to act as administrator wherefore he prays in view of the premises that temporary letters of administration be granted to him to administer on the Community property of both L. D. MAYFIELD & his wife EASTER MAYFIELD until the next regular term of the County Court that at the next regular term of the County court he prays that permanent letters of administration be granted to petitioner & for such other orders & decrees as the Court may deem necessary.

                                                                                                                                J. M. PEARSON Atty. for

                                                                                                                                                J. M. COPE

 

Filed Oct. 3 1881                 J. W. Waddill clk.

 

                                                                Report Temp. Admr.

 

J. M. COPE Tem. Admr.                                     Nov. 21st 1881

Ests. L. D. & E. MAYFIELD Dec.                       Now on this day came on to be heard the report of J. M. COPE as Temporary Administrator of L. D. & EASTER MAYFIELD Deceased which said report being examined and found in all things correct it is ordered that the same be and hereby is approved and ordered recorded. It is further ordered that said Temporary Administration be closed.

 

                                                                Report

 

State of Texas                      County Court Nov. Term 1881

County of Collin                   Estate of L. D. & EASTER MAYFIELD.

   To the Honl. T. C. Goodner Judge of the County Court of Collin County Texas. The final report of J. M. COPE temporary administrator of the community estate of L. D. MAYFIELD & EASTER

 

 

 

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MAYFIELD his wife, respectfully shows that he has rented the farm consisting of fifty acres more or less to _____HUNTER for the year 1881. Said renting was done privately on a credit for one third of the corn raised on the place & one fourth of the cotton & one fourth of the small grain all payable in the year 1882 as said crops are gathered. Administrator reports that he has collected together the following personal property which he holds subject to the orders of the Court viz: Two head of horses. One waggon (sic) & harness. Four plows. This is all the property gathered. He has made no collections or disbursements. The premises considered he ask to be discharged as temporary administrator. Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                                J. M. COPE Temporary Administrator

 

State of Texas

County of Collin   This day personally appeared before me the undersigned authority J. M. COPE who being by me duly sworn stated that the allegations in the forgoing final account of his temporary administration of the community estate of L. D. MAYFIELD & EASTER MAYFIELD are true to the best of his knowledge, information & belief.

 

                                                                                                                J. M. COPE

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 21st day of November 1881.

                                                                                                J. W. Waddill Clk. Co. Court

                                                                                                                Collin Co. Texas

Filed Novr. 21 1881.           J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

 

R. C. SHIPLY [SHIPLEY]                                                   Guardianship Nov. 21st 1881.

    vs.                                                                                       Now on this day came on to be heard

Per. & Est. of JNO. R. SHIPLEY Minor                            the application of R. C. SHIPLEY

for letters of guardianship of the person and estate of JOHN A. SHIPLEY a minor. And it appearing to the Court that notice of said application has been given as required by law and it further appearing that said applicant is a suitable person to receive such appointment. It is ordered that letters of guardianship upon the person and estate of said minor issue to R. C. SHIPLEY upon his entering into bond in the sum of one hundred dollars as the law requires and taking the oath prescribed by law.

 

                                                                Application

 

State of Texas                      In the County Court November Term 1881

Collin County                       Your petitioner R. C. SHIPLEY who resides in Collin County represents that JOHN R. RICHARD [sic-probably JOHN RICHARD SHIPLEY] of Collin County is a…

 

 

 

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…minor & that he has no guardian of his person or estate & petitioner & petitioner would further represent that said minor is possessed of an estate of the probable value of fifty dollars consisting of money coming to him from the State of Tennessee & that your petitioner is not disqualified to act as guardian of said minor. Wherefore he prays that he be appointed guardian of the person and estate of said RICHARDS [sic-SHIPLEY] a minor & that citation be issued to all persons interested to appear & contest the same if they see proper.

                                                                                                                Jenkins Muse & Lucus Attys. for

                                                                                                                                R. C. SHIPLEY

 

Filed Oct. 29th 1881. J. W. Waddill clk.

 

                                                                Probate Notice

 

The State of Texas              In the County Court. To the Novr. Term 1881.

County of Collin                   The State of Texas to the Sheriff or any constable of Collin County Greeting: You are hereby commanded to cause to be posted in three of the most public places in your county, of which shall be at the Court House door, copies of the following notice:    The State of Texas: To all persons interested in the Guardianship of the estate of JOHN R. SHIPLEY a minor.

                R. C. SHIPLEY has filed in the County Court of Collin Count, an application for letters of guardianship on the person and estate of said minor which will be heard at the next term of said Court, commencing on the 3rd Monday in Novr. 1881 at the Court house thereof in the city of McKinney at which time all persons interested in said minor may appear and contest said application if they see proper.

                Herein fail not, under penalty of the law, and of this writ make due return. Issued the 29th day of Oct. 1881.

                Witness J. W. Waddill clerk of said Court and seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney this 29th day of Oct. 1881.

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

                                                                                                                Collin County.

 

Came to hand on the 29th day of Oct. 1881 and executed same day by posting copies of the within in three public places in the County one of which was at the Courthouse door.

                                                                                                                Wms. Warden Sheriff

                                                                By I. S. Ewan Deputy

 

 

 

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LEVINA FRANKLIN                                            Grant of Administration Nov. 21 1881

        vs.                                                                   Now on this day came on to be heard

Est. of ISAAC FRANKLIN Decd.                       the application of LEVINA FRANKLIN for

Letters of administration of the estate of ISAAC FRANKLIN Decd. And it appearing to the Court that notice of said application has been made as required by law and it further appearing that said applicant is entitled to and is a suitable person to receive such appointment it is ordered adjudge and decreed that letters of administration issue to the said LEVINA FRANKLIN upon her entering into bond in the sum of Five Thousand Dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.

 

                                                                     Application

 

State of Texas                      In the County Court October Term A. D. 1881

Collin County                       Your petitioner LEVINA E. FRANKLIN who resides in Collin County, represents that she if the widow of ISAAC FRANKLIN late of said Count deceased. That said ISAAC FRANKLIN died intestate in said County on the 14th day of January 1881 seized & possessed of an estate of real & personal property of the probable value of Twenty Five Hundred Dollars. Your petitioner would further show that said estate is indebted in the sum of six hundred dollars wherefore she says that a necessity exists for an administrator of said estate & that she is not disqualified to act as administrator of said estate wherefore she prays that she be appointed administratrix of said Est. that citation issue to all person interested to appear at the next term of the County Court on the 3rd Monday in November 1881 & contest this application if they see proper & that letters be grant her as administratrix of said estate.

                                                                                Jenkins Muse Lucas attys. for

                                                                                                LEVINA E. FRANKLIN

 

Filed Sept. 30 1881. J. W. Waddill Clk.

 

 

                                                                Probate Notice

 

State of Texas                      In the County Court. To the Novr. Term, 1881.

County of Collin                   The State of Texas, to the Sheriff or any constable of Collin County Greeting: To all persons interested in the administration of the estate of ISAAC FRANKLIN Decd.—LEVINA FRANKLIN has filed in the County Court of Collin County an application for letters of administration…

 

 

 

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                                                                November Term 1881

 

 

…upon the estate of said ISAAC FRANKLIN Decd. which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday of November 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 proper return.. Issued the 30th day of Sept. 1881.

Witness J. W. Waddill clerk of said Court and seal thereof at office in the City of McKinney this 30th day of Sept. 1881.

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

                                                                                                                                Collin County

 

Came to hand on the 30th day of Sept. 1881 and executed same day by posting copies of the within notice in three public places in the County one of which was the Court house door.

                                                                                                                                Wms. Warden Sheriff

                                                                                                                                                Of Collin County

 

LEVINA FRANKLIN Admrx.                              Appt. of Apprs. Nov. 21st 1881

Est. of ISAAC FRANKLIN Decd.                       Now on this day it is ordered that Wm. SMALLWOOD, THOS. FORBES and JOHN WARDEN be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the estate of ISAAC FRANKLIN decd.

 

 

JNO. H. WALKER                                               Grant of Admrn. Nov.21 1881

        vs.                                                                   Now on this day came on to be heard

Est. LEWIS A. WALKER Decd.                         the application of JNO. H. WALKER for letters of administration upon the estate of LEWIS A. WALKER deceased. And it appearing to the Court that notice of said application has been given as required by law, and it further appearing that said applicant is a suitable person and is entitled to receive such appointment, It is ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that letters of administration issue to him upon his entering into bond as the law requires in the sum of Five Thousand & Five Hundred Dollars and taking the oath prescribed by law.

 

                                                                                Application

 

State of Texas                                      Collin County Court November Term A. D. 1881

Collin County                                       To the County Court of Collin County, Texas

                JOHN H. WALKER who resides in Collin County Texas would represent to the Court that heretofore to wit: on or about the 29th of August 1881 LEWIS A. WALKER father of this…

 

 

 

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…applicant died intestate in Madison County Arkansas; That the residence of said decedent was in the County of Cass and State of Missouri, that he was only temporarily in said State of Arkansas; That said Decedent was possessed of an estate in Collin County Texas at the time of his death consisting of real estate of the probable value of thirteen hundred dollars. That the estate of said decedent is in debt to parties in Collin County Texas and that a necessity exists for administration on said estate. That this applicant and another son of said decedent and a daughter are the nearest of nine to said decedent in this state that this applicant is the nearest of nine to decedent living in this County (Collin County).

                Premises considered applicant prays that the notice required by law be given of the filing of this application. That he be appointed administrator of said estate and for general and special relief.

 

                                                                                                Jenkins Muse & Lucas

Filed Oct 8 1881 J. W. Waddill clk.

 

 

                                                                Probate Notice

 

State of Texas                      In the County Court. To the Novr. Term 1881.

County of Collin                   The State of Texas, to the sheriff or any constable in Collin County greeting: You are herby 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.

                                The State of Texas: To all persons interested in the administration of the estate of LEWIS A. WALKER, JOHN H. WALKER has filed in the County Curt of Collin County an application for letters of administration upon the estate of said LEWIS A. WALKER decd. which will be heard at the next term of said Court commencing on the 3rd Monday in November 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 8th day of Oct. 1881.

                Witness J. W. Waddill clerk of said Court and seal thereof at office in the city of McKinney, this 8 day of Oct. 1881.

L. S.                                                                                        J. W. Waddill clerk

 

Same to hand on the 8th day of October 1881 and executed same day by posting copies of the within in three public in the…

 

 

 

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                                                                November Term 1881.

 

 

…County, one of which was at the Court house door.

                                                                                                Wms. Warden Sheriff of

                                                                                                                Collin County

 

 

JNO. H. WALKER Admr.                                   Appraisers Nov. 21 1881

Est. of L. A. WALKER Decd.                              Now on this day it is ordered that M. L. MORRIS, W. C. PARKER and Wm. WALDON be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the estate of LEWIS A. WALKER.

 

 

Ordered that Court adjourn until tomorrow morning 9 O’clock Tuesday Nov. 22nd 1881. Court convened pursuant to adjournment and presiding officers of Court as heretofore.

 

 

JNO. E. CAMERON Admr.                                Grant of Admr. Nov. 22 1881.

Est. A. L. JONES Decd.                      Now on this day came on to be heard the application of JNO. E. CAMERON for letters of administration upon the estate of A. L. JONES decd. And it appearing to the Court that notice of the filing of said application has been given as required by law, and it further appearing that the said applicant is a suitable person to receive such appointment it is ordered adjudged and decreed that letters of administration issue to said JNO. E. CAMERON upon said estate upon his entering into bond in the sum of Four Thousand Dollars conditioned as the law requires and taking the oath prescribed by law.

 

 

JNO. E. CAMERON Admr.                                                Appt. Appraisers. Nov. 22 1881

Est. A. L. JONES Decd.                                      Now on this day it is ordered that I. S. EWAN, A. J. LEWIS and SAL FITZHUGH be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the estate of A. L. JONES.

 

 

 

State of Texas                      In the Hon. County Court of Collin County Texas

Collin County                       Septr. Term 1881.

                To the Hon. The County Court aforesaid JOHN E. CAMERON shows that A. L. JONES died on to wit: the 7th day of September 1881 at McKinney in Collin County Texas without any will and leaving real and personal property of the estimated value of fifteen hundred dollars and that the whole of said property is situated in Collin County Texas. [H]e would further represent that deceased at the time of his death resided in Collin County; he would further represent that deceased…

 

 

 



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