The State of
County Court pertaining to the Estate of Deceased persons
April Term April 27th A. D. 1868
Present Hon. S. Bowlby County Judge
“ G. W. Patterson Clerk
G. A. Wilson Sheriff
When the following proceedings were had
Estate of Wm. DAVIS deceased
Now this comes SALLY DAVIS Surviving wife of WILLIAM DAVIS deceased by her attorney and asks the Court that she be appointed administratrix of (?) the Estate of her late deceased husband. Thereupon It appearing to the Court that all notice has been given and no one appearing to object to the same It is ordered by the Court that SALLY DAVIS be and is hereby appointed administratrix of said Estate and that GEORGE WATTS, D. M. HOEKEI [HOKIT?], GEORGE WHITE and I. T. LARGENT be appointed appraisers to appraise the property of said Estate.
Estate of W. [WALTER] B. SMOOT decd.
Now this day Comes in open Court F. J. VANCE one of the Executors of the Estate of W. B. SMOOT deceased and filed his bill of Sale of a part of the real estate of Said Estate which report is as follows to wit Sale Bill of a tract of land belonging to the Estate of WALTER B. SMOOT sold according to an order of the Count Court of Collin County pertaining to Estates at the February term of said 1868 said Sale (?) was made on Tuesday the 7th (?) day of April 1868 at the Court house door in the town of McKinney after given notice as the law directs Thirty acres in the Survey in the name of W. W. BELL ass[ignee] of D. M. PERRIN (?)
ELIZA SMOOT $90.00
was made on Credit of six months I the undersigned One of the executors of Said
Estate do hereby certify that the foregoing account of
Ordered by the Court that Said Report be accepted and approved and that the Said Executor make deed for said premises.
Estate of J. B. LEE* Deceased
This day Comes into Court T. J. HALL and represent to the Court that he married ZERITHIA LEE about the 20th day of September A. D. 1866 That Said ZERITHIA LEE was administratrix of the Estate of J. B. LEE her late deceased husband and that Said…
…Estate is yet unsettled and asks that he be found [bound?] with his said wife ZERITHIA in the administration of said Estate.
Ordered by the Court that Said prayer be granted and that he and his Said wife enter into Bond and security as the law directs.
*Maybe Joshua Lee, b. 1813
Community Estate of MELISSA JOHNSON & ALFORD JOHNSON decd.
Now this day come MELISSA JOHNSON Surviving wife of ALFORD JOHNSON deceased and represents to the Court that her husband departed this life in the year 1863 that he died without leaving a will and that at the time of his death he left both real and personal property—and that Said property or nearly all of it was the Community property of herself and deceased husband and asks that Commissioners be appointed to made an inventory and appraisement of the said Estate.
Ordered by the Court that Said
prayed be granted and that ALFORD
Estate of JAMES E. BRYANT deceased
Now this day Comes into Court THEODOSIA BRYANT and ____TEAGUE Administrators of the Estate of JAMES E. BRYANT deceased and filed an inventory and appraisement in said Estate.
Ordered by the Court that said Inventory and appraisement be approved and ordered to be filed (?).
Estate of D. S. BRADLY [BRADLEY] Deceased
This day came on to be heard the final Settlement of J. B. FAUKNEE (FAULKNER?) administrator of D. S. BRADLY Decd. and it appearing to the Court that the notice required by law had been given and that the heirs of Said Estate to wit CATHERINE FAWKNEE and GEORGE F. BRADLEY a minor of 11 years of age by his regular guardian T. T. BRADLY were represented in Court and there being no exceptions or objections to said Final Settlement and upon an examination of Said Settlement and vouchers by the Court it was in all things received and confirmed and ordered by the Court to be spread upon the records of the Court.
And it appearing to the Court from Said final Settlement that there is remaining in the hands of Said Administrator property real and personal all Community estate to the amount of Seven hundred and fifty six & 25/100 Dollars and that all the debts of Said Estate have been paid it is ordered by the Court that Said property be partitioned and distributed in two equal portions according to quantity [and] quality to the said CATHERINE FAWKNEE former wife of the Said D. S. BRADLEY Decd. [unreadable, but probably says “and GEORGE F. BRADLEY”…] minor child of D. S. BRADLY decd. [unreadable] making said partition and distribution [unreadable] F. J. VANCE, JOHN Mc….
…KINNEY and JONATHAN BELLEAN Commissioners to partition and distribute the same and that they make report of the same at the next term of this Court.
GEORGE KALFUS and BEN RHINE (freed Boys) Minors
Now this day
Come JOHN W. KALFUS and represents
to the Court that heretofore there was apprenticed to him two freed boys to wit
GEO. KALFUS & BEN RHINE, that he has fully complied
so far with his obligations that he is now about to remove to the State of
Ordered by the Court that said prayer be granted and that said Bond be and is hereby cancelled and made void.
Estate of JOHN D. LEDBETTER Deceased
Now this day Comes JAMES T. COLEMAN Admr. of the Estate of JOHN D. LEDBETTER Decd. and represents to the Court that at the November Term of Said Court an order was made for partition and distribution of said Estate among the heirs of Said Estate and that in Said order the name of SARAH ELIZABETH LEDBETTER was inserted when it should have been ISABELLA RECTOR LEDBETTER be entered as the surviving child of JOHN D. LEDBETTER decd.
Ordered by the Court that Said prayed be granted and that the name of ISABELLA RECTOR LEDBETTER be inserted in said Distribution & partition instead of SARAH LEDBETTER as it reads in said order.
Estate of JAMES SMARR deceased
Now this day comes BUFORD HENRY Executor of the last will and testament of JAMES SMARR deceased and returned into Court his inventory and appraisement of said Estate.
Ordered that the same be approved and that the Clerk be ordered to record the Same.
Estate of LEWIS SHIRLEY deceased
And now Comes W. SHUMATE and presented his claim against Said Estate of for $2104.16 which has been allowed by ALEXANDER BERRY Administrator of said Estate and asks that it be approved and that said approval be entered of Record. It is therefore after Due Consideration Ordered that the Said Claim be approved and that it shall be discharged in due Course of administration.
Estate of G. H. COPENNY deceased
Note: written in left margin “excused May 5th 1868”
J. T. LARGENT & J. O. STRAUGHAN This day come on to be heard
application of Said
JANE J. COPENNY LARGENT and J. O. STRAUGHAN
Filed in this Court against said JANE J. COPENNY Administratrix of said Estate requiring said administratrix to show cause why a sale of property belonging to said Estate should not be made to pay the debts of Said Estate claimed to be due said applicants and it appearing to the Court upon the answers and written statement of said administratrix and the evidence in the Cause that a necessity does not exist for the sale of said property to pay said debts, It is ordered by the Court that the order prayed for in Said application be refused and said application be overruled and Said applicants be taxed with the costs of this application.
Estate of JAMES S. BRADLY [BRADLEY] decd.
This day came into open court DANIEL HOWELL Admr. of the Estate of JAMES S. BRADLY deceased CHARLOTTE SPURGEON by her attorney THOMAS J. BROWN (?) and W. H. ANDREWS guardian ad litem of MARY, EMILY and WILLIAM BRADLEY minor heirs of JAS. S. BRADLY deceased and waiving all citation and notice ask the Court to appoint commissioners to partition and divide the property belonging to Said Estate to report instantee (?) and it appearing to the Court that enough of property has been Sold to pay and Satisfy all debts outstanding against Said estate It is ordered by the Court that BUFORD HENRY, JAMES FERRIS and G. W. FORD be and [are] appointed commissioners to partition and divide Said Estate as follows To CHARLOTTE SPURGEON Surviving wife of JAMES S. BRADLY One half of the Community property belonging to Said Estate and one third interest for life in all the real Estate belonging to the Said Separate Estate of JAS. S. BRADLY And to the Said Minors EMILY, MARY and WILLIAM BRADLY the one half of the Community common property and the two thirds of the personal property belonging to Said separate estate and all the land belonging to the separate Estate of Said BRADLEY and subject to the one third life interest aforesaid for a full description of Said property reference is made to the inventories field and approved and on the Same day came the Commissioners and made their report of partition and distribution of said estate and thereupon came the Said DANIEL HOWELL admr. of the Said CHARLOTTE SPURGEON by her attorney and W. H. ANDREWS guardian ad litem of said minors EMILY, MARY and WILLIAM BRADLY and (unreadable) to the said report or partition and pray the Court to confirm and approve the Said and it appearing to the Court that the Said division is fair and Just to said minors and that the other parties consent thereto It is ordered that the said report be confirmed and approved and be (unreadable) entered of Record as required by law.
Estate of H. H. GOSSOM deceased
This day Came C. T. MANN Admr. of the Estate of H. H. GOSSOM deceased and returned into Court an inventory and appraisement of said Estate.
Ordered by the Court that Said inventory and appraisement be (?) approved and that the Clerk be ordered to record the Same—
Estate of L. W. & W. H. BUSH Minors
Now the day comes Wm. M. BUSH guardian of L. W. & W. H. BUSH minors and heirs at law of N. G. BUSH deceased and filed his Statement of the condition of his said wards Estate.
Ordered by the Court that the said report be accepted and approved & placed on filed in the clerk’s office.
Estate of D. M. CRUTCHFIELD deceased
Now this day Comes L. BOWLBY Executor of the last will and testament of D. M. CRUTCHFIELD deceased (& the Said S. BOWLBY being County Judge JOHN SCOTT & JOHN M. KINCADE two of the County Commissioners of Collin County were called to preside) and presented a Bill of Sale of property belonging to Said Estate.
Ordered by the Court that Said Sale be approved and the Clerk order(ed) to record the same.
Estate of MARY E. HULL deceased
Now this day Comes WILLIAM E. HULL Executor of the last will and testament of MARY E. HULL deceased and by Petition prays for the probate of Said will. And it appearing to the Court that due notice has been given as required by law and F. J. VANCE one of the subscribing witnesses to said will appearing in open court and made oath in due form of law that MARY E. HULL executed Said will in his presence and in the presence of other subscribing witness. Ordered by the Court that said will be admitted to probate and that the same be recorded and that letters Testamentary be issued to Said Executor and that F. J. VANCE, W. C. SHORT and (blank) POOL be appointed appraisers of Said Estate.
Estate of MARY E. HULL decd.
Now this day came into open Court WILLIAM E. HULL by his agent F. J. VANCE and filed his inventory and appraisement of said Estate (smear) that Ordered by the Court that Said Inventory and appraisement be approved and the Clerk ordered to Record (?) the Same.
Estate of EMELY [EMILY?], MARY and WILLIAM BRADLY Minors
On this day Comes on to be heard the application of CHARLOTTE V. SPURGEON for the removal of THOMAS T. BRADLY from the guardian Ship of EMILY, MARY & WILLIAM BRADLEY minor heirs of JAS. S. BRADLEY Decd. and it appearing to the Court that the said CHARLOTTE SPURGEON is the mother and only Surviving parent of the Said minors and that she is Competent to take charge of the persons and Estates of the said minors It is ordered that the Said THOMAS T. BRADLY heretofore appointed guardian of the Said minors EMILY, MARY and WILLIAM BRADLY be and is hereby removed from said Guardianship and the letters of Guardianship issued to him be revoked and annulled. It is further ordered that Said THOMAS T. BRADLY pay all cost of this proceedings.
Estate of EMILY, MARY AND WILLIAM BRADLY Minors
This day Comes THOMAS T. BRADLY late guardian of the Estate of EMILY, MARY & WILLIAM BRADLY Minors and give(s) notice of an appeal to the District Court.
Thereupon the Court adjourned.
L. Bowlby, Judge C. C.
Estate of H. H. GOSSOM Decd.
Now this day Comes C. T. MANN and presented his claims against said estate for $550.00 which has been allowed by the Court the Said M_____ being Admr. of Said Estate.
It is therefore ordered (?) after due consideration and (unreadable) Ordered by the Court that the Said Claim be approved and that it shall be discharged in due Course of administration.
S. Bowlby, Judge C. C.
May Term 1868 Mary 25
County Court pertaining to estates of deceased persons
May Term 1868
Present Hon. S. Bowlby County Judge
G. W. Patterson Clerk
When the following proceeding were had
Estate of A. REECER
Now this day Comes SALLY REECER Surviving wife of ABRAHAM REECER deceased and represents to the Court that Said deceased departed this life on the (blank) day of August 1867 leaving a Community Estate Jointly with herself and prays the Court to appoint appraisers to cooperate with her in making an inventory and appraisement of said Community Estate to be returned to this Court in order that She may assume the management and Control of the Said Estate as said Survivor.
Ordered by the Court that Said prayer be grated and that A. RICE, J. W. HESTAND & J. C. LOVEY (?) be and are hereby appointed said appraisers.
Community Property of A. REECER Decd. & Surviving wife
Now this day Comes into open Court SALLY REECER Surviving wife of ABRAHAM RECER (sic) Decd. and filed under oath an inventory and appraisement of the Community Estate of herself & deceased husband Duly Sworn to by her Self. Also duly Subscribed & Sworn to by A. RICE, J. W. HESLAND (?) & J. C. LERVEY (?) appraisers appointed by the Court to make inventory and appraisement of Said Estate. Ordered by the Court that Said Inventory and Appraisement be approved and placed on Record in this office.
vs. Citation to pay Costs
J. F. STEWART Admr. Now this day Came BUFORD HENRY Petf. & J. F. STEWART admr. as aforesaid And the Court after duly Considering the Claim of the Said plaintiff for his costs as clerk (?) against said administration do adjudge & decree that the Said plaintiff do have and recover of the said Estate his costs aforesaid amounting to $32.05 and that the Costs of this prosecution be charged against said Estate.
Estate of J. B. LEE Decd.
This day T. J. & Z. HALL administrator & administratrix of the estate of J. B. LEE decd. filed in open court an
Additional Inventory of property belonging to said Estate to wit Eighty acres
of land situated in
…said property and report to this term of the court and the said commissions having appraised said property made their report of the same duly authenticated which is by the court approved and ordered to be recorded and required by law.
Estate of J. B. LEE Decd.
Application to sell land
This day T. J. HALL administrator and Z. HALL administratrix of said Estate filed their written application for an order to sell Eighty acres of land belonging to said estate in Dallas County being of the WM. LAMAR 640 acre survey off the NW corner thereof running East & west one half mile and N & south one fourth mile together with a written statement duly sworn to of the extenuated expenses (?) of administration and the Debts against said Estate as required by law and it appearing to the court that there is a necessity for the sale of said land to pay the Debts of the estate and expenses of administration it is ordered by the court that said admr. and admx. proceed to advertise and sell said Eighty acres of land in the manner required by law on a credit of twelve months to the highest bidder taking a mortgage on said land and note with approved security to secure the payment of the purchase money for the same and that they make report of said sale to this court as required by law.
Estate of H. H. GOSSEM Decd.
Now this day Comes C. T. MANN administrator of the Estate of H. H. GOSSEM deceased and represents to the Court that there are Debts against said Estate which has been allowed by him as administrator and prays the Court that so much of the property of said Estate be sold as well be necessary to satisfy the debts thereof.
Thereupon it is ordered by the Court that Said administrator proceed to Sell So much of Said Estate as will satisfy the debts of Said Estate as well as the Court charges thereon.
Estate of JAMES E. BYRANT Decd.
Now this day comes THEODOSIA BRYANT Surviving wife of JAMES E. BYRANT decd. and represents to the Court that herself and three children to wit JOHN DUDLEY BYRANT, VIRGINIA ALICE [BYRANT], and ALABAMA BYRANT who are also children of Deceased JAMES E. BYRANT the eldest being 5 years of age are the only persons interested as heirs of Said Estate of JAMES E. BYRANT that the whole indebtedness of Said Estate amounts to four hundred and Sixty 58/100 Dollars and that petitioner is ready to execute bonds for the payment of debts and prays that Commissioners be appointed to Set apart to her proper Share of Said Estate and that she have control of the remainder as the natural guardian of said Children upon (too faint to read) that said prayer be granted and that WILLIAM BUMPASS,…
JOHN McMINN & GRANHL [GRANVILLE] STINBAUGH be and hereby appointed Commissioners as aforesaid with full power to set off to the Said THEODOSIA BRYANT Surviving Wife of said JAMES E. BRYANT deceased her proper share of said Estate, and that the Balance of said property be turned over to said THEODOSIA BRYANT as the Natural guardian of her infant children upon her giving bond to the acceptance of the Court – whereupon the said THEODOSIA BRYANT present[ed] her bond & security to the acceptance of the Court for the for the payment of the debts of said Estate.
Estate of J. M. & ELIZA BOUNDS decd.
Now this day comes into open Court JOEL F. STEWART (?) admr. of the Estate of the Estate of J. M. & ELIZA BOUNDS decd. and filed his annual (?) Report of the conditional of said Estate Ordered by the Court that said Report be approved and place on file.
Estate of W. B. BENGE Deceased
Now this day
Ordered by the Court that the Same be approved and that J. W. THROCKMORTON, R. D. AMOND & GEO. WHITE be appointed Said Commissioners.
Estate of JOHN PEW decd.
Now this day comes JOSHUA GOTCHER admr. of the estate of JOHN PEW decd. and represents to the Court that there is a necessity for the Sale of a portion of the Estate of Said deceased for the payment of Debts and prays for an order for the Sale of stock cattle & beef Steers of Said Estate upon a Credit of 8 Month Ordered by the Court that Said prayed be granted and that Said admr. proceed to sell said Cattle as prayed for in Said Petition.
Estate of JOHN MARSHALL Decd.
Now this day Comes W. P. MARSHALL Executor of the Estate of JOHN MARSHALL deceased and filed in Court a sale bill of Property of Said estate. Ordered by the Court that the Same be approved & confirmed.
[Estate of ] A. W. JACKSON decd.
BUFORD HENRY Citation to Pay Costs
ANN E. COLLINS Now this day comes BUFORD HENRY Plaintiff in
This Cause, and the Said ANN E. COLLINS Executrix of the estate of A. W. JACKSON Deceased—Came not but made default Therefore it is Ordered and decreed that the said BUFORD HENRY have judgment against the estate of A. W. JACKSON deceased for the sum of $5.50 (?) costs & interest and his costs in this behalf and that he have his execution.
Estate of J. D. LEDBETTER Decd.
Now this day Comes J. D. COLEMAN administrator of the Estate of J. D. LEDBETTER deceased and filed his report of the Commissioners appointed at a prior term of this Court for the distribution of the estate of the Said J. D. LEDBETTER Deceased between his late wife and his minor child. Ordered by the Court that Said report be approved and placed on record by the Clerk.
Estate of JOHN MARSHALL Decd.
Now this day
Comes W. P. MARSHAL [
Estate of LOUIS SHIRLEY Deceased
Now this day Comes ALEX BERRY administrator of the Estate of LOUIS SHIRLEY deceased and filed in Open Court his inventory and appraisement of Said Estate Sworn (?) to and Subscribed by M. M. ALLEN, J. M. GRAVES & NELSON GIBSON appraisers appointed at a previous term of this Court. Ordered by the Court that the Same be and is hereby approved.
[Estate of ROBERT PATTERSON]
JAMES PATTERSON Now this day comes JAMES PATTERSON by petition and complains that
vs. that ROBERT PATTERSON during his life time Sold and entered into bond
C. C. DOUGHERTY with (?) him Said JAMES PATTERSON for certain lands and the said ROBERT PATTERSON having departed this life before said deed was made and executed and it appearing to the Court…
…C. C. DOUGHERTY administrator of said Estate of ROBERT PATTERSON deceased had been duly cited to appear and the Said C. C. DOUGHERTY being present, It is ordered by the Court that the prayer of the petitioner be granted and that the Said C. C. DOUGHTERTY make to the Said PATTERSON a deed such as was contemplated in Said Bond.
[Estate of SAMUEL and ANN WALL]
B. J. NAUGLE Admr.
SAML. & ANN WALL dec. Petition & Citation issued
Discontinued at Pltiffs. Costs
SAMPSON FINLEY non compes mentes
Now this day comes L. L. FINLEY by petition and represents to the court that SAMPSON FINLEY a citizen of Collin County is a Lunatic or non Compes mentes and that the welfare of himself and family and others require that he be placed under restraint and thereupon the court caused twelve good and lawful men Citizens of Collin County to be Summoned as jurors to be and appear before him instanted (sic) to inquired into the Sanity of him the said SAMPSON FINLEY and the jury being Duly Sworn and the Said SAMPSON FINLEY brought into open Court and the jury after hearing the evidence of the unsoundness of mind of the said FINLEY and the necessity of placing him under restraint Brought in the following verdict, We the Jury find the allegations set forth in the within infer mation ( information?) to be true (Signed)
B. M. E. SMITH Foreman Jury
of August (?)
therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court That the said SAMPSON FINLEY be placed under
restraint and sent to the Lunatic Assylum (sic) of
the State of
Estate of D. P. MALLOW decd.
Now this day comes J. O. STRAUGHAN admr. of D. P. MALLOW decd. and presented to the Court his annual report of Said Estate. Ordered by the Court that the Same be and is hereby approved.
[Estate of D. P. MALLOW]
BUFORD HENRY Citation to Pay Costs
vs. Now this day Comes BUFORD HENRY Plaintiff and thereupon Comes
J. O. STRAUGHAN J. O. STRAUGHAN Admr. of the Estate of D. P. MALLOW Deceased
Admr. of D. P. MALLOW and the Court after examining the account of plaintiff against Said Estate for Court Charges do find that the allegation set forth in Plaintiff’s Petition be true. Therefore it is ordered and decreed by the Court that the plaintiff do have and recover of the Defendant the sum of Eight Dollars & ninety cents debt & costs of this (unreadable) taxes (?) said Estate.
S. Bowlby, Judge C. C.
And thereupon the Court Adjourned.
County Court Pertaining
To the Estates of Deceased Persons
June Term A. D. 1868
THEODOSIA E. BRYANT Grdn.
of JOHN DUDLEY, VIRGINIA ALICE
and ALABAMA BRYANT On application [of] T. E. BRYANT Guardian &c the following named persons as appointed to appraise and value the property real and personal belonging to JOHN DUDLEY BRYANT, VIRGINIA ALICE BRYANT and ALABAMA BRYANT in right of descent from their deceased father JAMES E. BRYANT and due return of the same to make under oath according to law Said property to be appraised in the entirety and not distributed as to the several minors, to wit: JOHN McMINN, GRANVILL[E] STEINBAUGH & D. M. WADDILL.
Estate of DAVID WETSEL Decd.
This day came on to be heard the application of SARAH M. BANDY for an allowance (smear) said Estate for support of herself and two minor children all heirs at Law of said DAVID WETSEL Decd. and it appearing to the Court that the (unreadable) of said Estate are amply sufficient to pay off all debts against the same and that there would be left a considerable surplus for distribution among said heirs and it further appearing that said applicant is without means of obtain[ing] necessary support for herself and said children and to (unreadable) them It is therefore ordered by the court that ALEANDER BERRY, administrator of said Estate pay to said SARAH M. BANDY out of any money in his hands belonging to said Estate the Sum of One hundred Dollars for the Support of herself and Said Minor children taking…
…her receipt for the same which shall be a lawful voucher in his hands for that amount upon his final settlement of the estate.
Estate of LOUIS SHIRLEY Decd.
At this day comes PAULINA SHIRLEY and A. B. SHIRLEY defendants in a certain proceeding now pending in the county court of Collin County Texas wherein ALEX BERRY admr. of LOUIS SHIRLEY decd. is plaintiff and move the court by their attorney that the cause be continued to the next Term of the court for hearing and plaintiff making no objection thereto This cause is continued for hearing to the next regular Term of this court.
Estate of HENRY M. PEGUS Minor
This day comes G. H. PEGUS Guardian of HENRY M. PEGUS and filed in court his annual report as guardian in said estate. Ordered by the court that the same be approved.
Estate of P. R. ROARK Deceased
This day came GEO. H. PEGUS admr. of the P. R. ROARK Decd. and filed in this court his annual report as Admr. Ordered by the Court that the same be approved.
Estate of WILLIAM DAVIS Decd.
This day comes SARAH DAVIS Admx. of the Said Estate and filed in this court Inventory of said Estate. Ordered by the court that the same be approved.
Estate of SAMUEL WHITAKER Decd.
This day comes BUFORD HENRY Admr. of said Estate and shows to the Court that the appraisers appointed by said court to make Inventory and appraisement of said Estate having failed to comply with said order Said Admr. prays for an order of Court to give said appraisers longer time to make Inventory and appraisement of said Estate. Ordered by the Court that petitioner’s Prayer be granted.
Estate of NANCY J., WM. A. & S. B. HONAKER, Minors
This day comes JOSEPH P. BICKLEY, Guardian of the above named minors and returned into court Inventory and appraisement of his wards’ Estates. Ordered by the Court that the same be approved and recorded And it also appearing to the Court that said Guardian has sold certain property named in said Inventory—It is ordered by the court that said sale in all things be confirmed and recorded And it further appearing to the Court that said Guardian claims for services in hunting stock, attending court, division of property and selling property—the amount of Twelve Dollars & fifty cents It is ordered by the court that the same be allowed It also appears to the court that said Guardian gives to his wards Estate a credit of 7.50/100 dollars for the use of Gray mare in plowing ordered that the same be approved.
Estate of H. H. GOSSEM Decd.
This day comes C. T. MANN admr. of said Estate and filed in court additional Inventory and report of said Estate. Ordered by the court to be approved and recorded.
Estate of J. J. HOWE Decd.
This day comes GEO. WHITE admr. of Estate and filed his Report of the said Estate. Ordered by the court to be approved.
Estate of THOMAS & HARRIET SHAIN Decd.
This day comes DAVID STIFF admr. of said Estate and filed his report of the Said Estate. Ordered by the court that the same be and is hereby approved.
Estate of J. D. NELSON Decd.
This day A. H. NEATHERY administrator of the Estate of J. D. NELSON Decd. returned into court his report of the sale of land (unreadable) to be over at the February term of this court and it appearing to the court that said sale was fairly made and in conformity with Law, said Sale is hereby in all things fully confirmed and said report of sale ordered to be recorded by the clerk of the court and said A. H. NEATHERLY Admr. as aforesaid is hereby ordered to make and execute to the purchaser of said land JOHN W. HAYNES good and sufficient issuance (?) of Title by deed for all the right title and interest of JOHN D. NELSON Decd. in and to said land is hereby vested in said JOHN W. HAYNES.
Estate of T. B. MORGAN Decd.
The following articles are set apart for the use and (?) benefit of the widow and three (?) children of the intestate the Same being exempt from forced sale under the constitution and laws of the State to wit
1 Bay Horse $50.00 (?)
1 Two horse wagon & horses $60.00 (?)
1 Cow and calf 6.00
2 Trunks 4.00
2 Glapes (?) and 1 satchel 2.00
1 Stand Table 20.00
3 Bedsteads & 1 Lounge 15.00
4 Blankets & 2 Quilts 10.00
3 Tin Stands 3.00
1 Saddle 15.00
3 Chains 3.00
2 Sad Irons
2 Buckets & 1 pr. Shovel & trays 3.00
1 Cooking Stove & Vessels 15.00
1 Large dining Table 5.00
2 5-Gal. Jars 1.00
1 Clock 10.00
1 side board 13.00
2 Small tables 2.00
And it appearing that the following specific articles so exempted are not among the effect of the deceased to wit One horse, Four milk cows, 2 yolk oxen, 20 Hogs & 20 Sheep, I hereby make an allowance of 500 $ in lieu thereof to said Widow & children.
And it appearing that said widow and children are willing to take at its appraised value in part satisfaction of the allowance (?) the following property to wit
One Lot No. valued at 57 $
1 Yearling & colt “ “ 50 “
Said property is hereby set apart for the use & benefit of said widow & children And it is ordered that so much of the Estate shall be sold (?) for cash as is necessary to realize the balance of said allowance to wit $784 (?) and that said be paid over one half to the widow and the other half to be equally divided among the 3 children of deceased.
Estate of L. E. BRADLEY Dec. & her Surviving husband
Now this day comes T. T. BRADLY Surviving husband of L. E. BRADLY Dec. and represents to the Court that his wife L. E. BRADLY departed this life on the 18th day of December 1865 leaving a Community Estate of & prays the Court to appoint appraisers to appraise the Community property of himself and deceased wife and make return of said appraisement.
Order[ed] by the Court that said prayed be granted and that S. B. DICKENSON, BUFORD HENRY & HARRISON STIFF be appointed said appraisers.
Community Estate of T. T. BRADLY & his deceased wife L. E. BRADLY
Now this day
Comes T. T. BRADLY Surviving husband
of his deceased wife L. E. BRADLY
deceased and filed in Court his Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of
himself & deceased wife (?) and prays the
Estate of JAMES MODE Deceased
Now this day
Comes BUFORD HENRY by petition and
represents that JAMES MODE a citizen of
Estate of JOHN COSNER, GEORGE COSNER, JAMES & MARY ANN COSNER, Minors
Now this day come F. C. WILMUTH [WILMETH] and represents to the Court that he has four grand Children living with him to wit JOHN COSNER, GEORGE COSNER, JAMES COSNER & MARY ANN COSNER, orphan children all under the age of nine years & having no legal guardian and asks that he be appointed guardian of the persons of said minors. The Court being satisfied that due notice has been given and no objection being made it is ordered by the Court that Said prayer be granted and that the F. C. WILMUTH be and is hereby appointed guardian of the persons of said minor children.
Community Estate of ALFRED JOHNSON deceased and his surviving wife MELISSA JOHNSON
Now this day Comes MELISSA JOHNSON Surviving wife of ALFRED JOHNSON deceased and represented to the Court that her husband ALFRED JOHNSON died during the war and left Community Estate and asks the Court that Commissioners be appointed to make inventory and appraisement of the said Community property. Ordered by the Court that said prayed be granted and that DAVID STIFF, ALFRED CHANDLER & ISAAC F. GRAVES be and is hereby appointed appraisers of the property and affects of said Community Estate.
Community Estate of ALFRED JOHNSON Deceased and his surviving wife MELISSA JOHNSON
Now this day Comes MELISSA JOHNSON Surviving wife of ALFRED JOHNSON deceased and presented to the Court an inventory and appraisement of the Community estate of herself & deceased husband. Ordered by the Court that the Same be approved and Ordered by the Court to be Recorded by the Clerk.
Estate of D. S. BRADLEY deceased [entry marked out with word “Recuded” (?)]
Estate of W. B. BENGE Decd.
Now this day Comes I. D. NEWSOME Executor and M. G. BENGE Executrix of the estate of W. B. BENGE deceased and filed their final Account for settlement and asks to be discharged from further Consideration of said duties as executors of the last will and testament of W. B. BENGE Decd. after due notice shall be given by publication as the law directs. Ordered by the Court that the same be approved.
Estate of JAMES E. BRYANT Deceased
This day Comes GRANVILLE STEINBAUGH, JOHN McMINN & H. BOANNITTE (?) Commissioners appointed at the last term of this court to make partition and distribution of the Estate of JAMES E. BRYANT deceased between his [widow] THEODOSIA BRYANT and the infant heirs of said JAMES E. BRYANT & THEODOSIA BRYANT and make their report under oath, setting aside to the Said THEODOSIA BRYANT her portion of said Estate and also to the said minor Heirs their portion of Said Estate. Ordered by the Court that Said Report be received and that the Clerk place the Same on Record.
Estate of MARY L. HARRINGTON, Minor
Now this day Come SILAS HARRINGTON guardian of the Estate of MARY L. HARRINGTON a minor and presented to the Court his 2nd annual Settlement (?-smeared) Report of the Condition of the property and Effects of his said ward, which report was approved by the Court.
Estate of MINNIE M. HARRINGTON, a minor
This day Comes SILAS HARRINGTON guardian of the Estate of MINNIE M. HARRINGTON a minor and makes his annual Report of the Condition of the property and effects of Said ward which Report was approved by the Court.
Estate of ALFRED HARRINGTON, Deceased
Now this day Comes SILAS HARRINGTON Admr. of ALFRED HARRINGTON Deceased and makes his annual Report of the Condition of the property and effects of the Said Estate which Report was approved by the Court Said Admr. also represents to the Court that in a settlement with E. L. HUFFMAN (unreadable) of S. L. HARRINGTON, a minor, while the said E. L. HUFFMAN $38.50 – for the use of his said ward – The said HARRINGTON the said sum of $38.50. Ordered by the Court that said prayer be granted and that said HUFFMAN refund (?) to said HARRINGTON as admr. the aforesaid Sum of $38.50.
Estate of J. D. LEDBETTER decd.
Now this day comes I. T. COLEMAN Admr. of the Estate of J. D. LEDBETTER Decd. and filed his final account with Said Estate and asks to be discharged from said administration. Ordered by the Court that the Same be approved, and that Publication be made as the law directs.
Estate of J. W. & CATHERINE SMITH Decd.
Now this day
Comes J. O. STRAUGHAN administrator
of the J. W. & CATHERINE SMITH deceased and filed his
accounts & vouchers for final Settlement of Said Estate and asks to be
discharged from said administration. And
the Court being satisfied that legal notice has been given by publication in
the McKinney Messenger a newspaper published in
Ordered by the Court that said final accounts and vouchers be approved and the said Estate declared Closed and the Said administrator. J. O. STRAUGHAN discharged from the further administration of Said Estate.
Estate [of] MRS. M. B. GRAHAM Decd.
Now this day Comes A. E. GRAHAM and prays the Court to be appointed administrator of the Estate of MRS. M. E. GRAHAM deceased and the Court being fully satisfied that (unreadable) notice has been given by the Clerk and no objection being made to said appointment, Said prayed is granted and the said A. E. GRAHAM duly appointed administrator of said Estate by his complying with the requisitions of the law.