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Fayette County, Alabama
 
~ Isham Aldridge Estate Records ~
(1851)


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Veneta McKinney


Minutes of Probate Court ~ October Term 1851
pg 8


Minutes of Probate Court                            October Term 1851
The State of Alabama ~ Fayette County
Probate Court  1st day of October AD 1851 the following proceedings were had to with:

ISHAM ALDRIDGE ESTATE
{ Order of Sale of Real Estate

Come this day CHARLES COCK, administrator of all and singular the goods and charity rights and credits of Isham Aldridge late of said county, deceased, who at a former day petitioned this court to grant an order of sale of real estate belonging to said deceased for the purpose of making an equal division of the ____ among the heirs of said Estate.  Said real estate is described on said petition as the E½ of the SE¼ Sec 19 and the W½ of the SW¼ Sec 20 and the E½ of the NW¼ and the NW¼ of the SW¼ Sec 28 – all in Township 14 – Range 11 West lying and being in the county aforesaid [see map of area here].  Said Cock administrator as aforesaid further showing that JAMES L. ALDRIDGE, MARTIN W ALDRIDGE, ISHAM P ALDRIDGE, POLLY ALDRIDGE (a lunatic), PRICE M JOHNSON the husband of NANCY, ASHLEY ALDRIDGE the husband of CELIA, CHARLES COCK the husband of MAHALA, and WILEY A KILGO the husband of REBECCA are the sole heirs of said estate, and are twenty-one years of age.  And of appearing to the satisfaction of the court that notice has been given in the Tuscaloosa Observer, a newspaper printed in the city of Tuscaloosa requiring all persons interested in said estate to appear on this day and make exceptions or ___ against said petition if they should think proper.  And it further appearing to the satisfaction of the court that citation has been issued to and served on MARK RUSSELL, Guardian Ad Litem for POLLY ALDRIDGE (a lunatic), MARTINE W. ALDRIDGE, ISHAM P. ALDRIDGE, PRICE M. JOHNSON, ASHLEY ALDRIDGE, WILEY A. KILGO, ANNA ALDRIDGE, CHARLES COCK, and JAMES L. ALDRIDGE not ____ in this state and further appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the said MARK RUSSELL was ____ to with on the 16th day of August last past duly appointed Guardian Ad Litem for the said POLLY (lunatic) and that he has due notice of said petition, and neither the Guardian Ad Litem or the heirs having appeared on this day as they were bound to do if they thought that proper, to defend against said petition, or say anything against the prayers of said petitioners.  No objections being made to said petitions or any part thereof.  It is therefore ordered by the court that said land be sold as alleged and decreed in said petition and for the purposes therein _____.  And in further appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the said CHARLES COCK has executed ___ in the ___ sum of seventeen hundred dollars conditions as the law directs.  With MARK RUSSELL and MARTIN ALDRIDGE or his securities ___ which _____ is hereby approved and ordered to be filed and recorded.

It is further ordered and decreed that the said CHARLES COCK, administrator as aforesaid be and he is hereby authorized to make sale of the aforesaid real estate as mentioned in said petition at public auction after notice in such case made and provided, to the highest bidder on a credit until the first day of March 1853 the purchaser giving note with approved security, and a due report of his proceedings, make under this order to this court on the second Monday in December next and then the court adjourned.

Attest  Jno C. Moore  Judge of Probate



Minutes of Probate Court ~ October Term 1851
pg 13


The State of Alabama {
Fayette County           {  Probate Court Special Term 10th October 1851

ISHAM ALDRIDGE’S ESTATE
{ Ret. Of sale of cattle, rent of lands for 1851, and money in
{ hand.  10th Oct. 1851

Come this day CHARLES COCK, administrator of all and singular the goods and charter rights and credits of Isham Aldridge late of said county deceased and make return of the inventory of sale of cattle rent of land and money on hand, belonging to said Estate, which inventory being sworn to by said administrator and examined by the court.

It is therefore ordered that said Inventory be and the same is hereby received ordered to be filed and recorded.
And thus the court adjourned
Attest Jno C. Moore Judge of Probate



Minutes of Probate Court ~ February Term 1852
pg 56


ISHAM ALDRIDGE’S ESTATE
{ Ret. Of Int. of sale of Real Estate Ret 2nd Febr. 1852

Come this day CHARLES COCK Administrator of all and singular the goods and charter rights and credits of Isham Aldridge late of said county deceased.  And make return of the Inventory of sale of real Estate: which inventory of sale being sworn to by said Administrator and examined by the court.

It is therefore ordered by the court that said inventory of sale of real estate is this day returned by said Administrator be and the same is hereby approved ordered to be filed and recorded.



Minutes of Probate Court ~ August Term 1853
pg 203


ISHAM ALDRIDGE’S ESTATE
{ Papers filed for final settlement 29th August 1853 and to be made 19th Oct 1853

This day CHARLES COCK Administrator of the Estate Isham Aldridge late of said county decease filed his account current and vouchers for a final settlement of said Estate.

Ordered by the court that notice is hereby given to all persons interested in said Estate to appear at a court of probate to be holder at the court house in and for said county on the 19th day of October next if they -should think proper and contest said account in final settlement, at which term of said court the undersigned Judge will proceed to make said final settlement.  It is further ordered that the same be advertised in a newspaper published in said county for three successive weeks previous to said day of final settlement.

It is further ordered the MARK RUSSELL be __ he is hereby appointed Guardian Al Litem for POLLY ALDRIDGE (a lunatic) to attest to interest in said final settlement.  And thus the court adjourned.

Attest Jno C. Moore Judge of Probate.



Minutes of Probate Court ~ October Term 1853
pg 221


The State of Alabama   Fayette County,   Probate Court  19th October 1853
The following proceedings were had to with:

ISHAM ALDRIDGE’S ESTATE
{ On Final Settlement with CHARLES COCK Adm
{ 19th October 1853

Be it remembered that on this the 19th day of October 1853 before the Probate Court of said County, came CHARLES COCK, Administrator of all and singular the goods and charter rights and credits of Isham Aldridge late of said county deceased.  And prays that his account as stated and presented to this court for allowance the 20th day of August last, and reported to this present term for allowance, be allowed.  And it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that a notice of the intention of the said CHARLES COCK Administrator as aforesaid, to have his account stated as aforesaid, and presented to this presented to this present term for allowance, has been advertised in the Fayette Banner, a newspaper published in the Town of Fayetteville for three successive weeks previous to this present term of the court:  And further appearing to the satisfaction of the court that MARK RUSSELL of said county has been duly appointed Guardian Ad Litem for POLLY ALDRIDGE one of theirs of said Estate who is of unsound mind.  To appear on this day at said court, and protect said  POLLY ALDRIDGE’s interest is said settlement which notice has been issued to and served upon said MARK RUSSELL Guardian Ad Litem as aforesaid and the court proceeding to a consideration of said account as reported at this present term for allowance:  and no exception being  made to the sum or any part thereof, by the heirs or Guardian Ad Litem.  And it appearing to the satisfaction of the court, that by said account stated as aforesaid and presented to this present term for allowance.  That the said CHARLES COCK Administrator as aforesaid is chargeable with the sum of twelve hundred and fifty eight dollars and twenty cents.  And entitle to credits to the amount of one hundred and fifty eight dollars and forty five cents. Leaving a balance against the said CHARLES COCK Administrator as aforesaid of one thousand and ninety nine dollars and seventy five cents.  Therefore it is ordained and decreed by the court that said account of the said CHARLES COCK Administrator as aforesaid be allowed as stated as aforesaid and that the serve with all the vouchers thereto belonging be filed and recorded.

It is further ordered and decreed that the said CHARLES COCK Administrator aforesaid proceed to make ____ of the ___ sum of one thousand and ninety nine dollars and seventy five cents, among those entitled thereto in the manner and --- following:  That is to say.



Minutes of Probate Court ~ October Term 1853
pg 222


ISHAM ALDRIDGE’S ESTATE
{ In Final Settlement continued

To JAMES L. ALDRIDGE one of the heirs of said Estate the sum of one hundred and twenty two dollars and eighteen cents, which is here by issued and decreed as his distributive share of said Estate, and which the said Charles Cock Administrator of said deceased is decreed to pay over to him the said James L. Aldridge, and for which execution may issue. $122.18

To MARTIN W. ALDRIDGE one of the heirs of said Estate the sum of one hundred and twenty two dollars and eighteen cents, which is here by issued and decreed as his distributive share of said Estate, and which the said Charles Cock Administrator of said deceased is decreed to pay over to him the said Martin W. Aldridge, and for which execution may issue.
$122.18

To ISHAM P. ALDRIDGE one of the heirs of said Estate the sum of one hundred and twenty two and 18/100 dollars, which is here by issued and decreed as his distributive share of said Estate, and which the said Charles Cock Administrator of said deceased is decreed to pay over to him the said Isham P. Aldridge, and for which execution may issue.
$122.18

To POLLY ALDRIDGE (of unsound mind) one of the heirs of said Estate the sum of one hundred and twenty two and 18/100 dollars, which is here by issued and decreed as his distributive share of said Estate, and which the said Charles Cock Administrator of said deceased is decreed to pay over to him the said Polly Aldridge, and for which execution may issue.
$122.18

To ANNA ALDRIDGE the widow of said deceased the sum of one hundred and twenty two dollars and 18/100 dollars, which is here by issued and decreed as his distributive share of said Estate, and which the said Charles Cock Administrator of said deceased is decreed to pay over to him the said Anna Aldridge, and for which execution may issue.
$122.18



Minutes of Probate Court ~ October Term 1853
pg 223


ISHAM ALDRIDGE’S ESTATE
{ In Final Settlement continued

To PRICE M. JOHNSON husband of NANCY JOHNSON the sum of one hundred and twenty two dollars and 18/100 dollars, which is here by issued and decreed as his distributive share of said Estate, and which the said Charles Cock Administrator of said deceased is decreed to pay over to him the said Price M. Johnson, in rights of his wife Nancy, and for which he may have his writ of Execution to issue. $122.18

To ASHLEY ALDRIDGE in right of his wife SELAH ALDRIDGE one of the heirs of said Estate the sum of one hundred and twenty two and 18/100 dollars, which is here by issued and decreed as his distributive share of said Estate, and which the said Charles Cock Administrator of said deceased is decreed to pay over to him the said Ashley Aldridge, and for which execution may issue.
$122.18

To CHARLES COCK in right of his wife MAHALA one of the heirs of said Estate the sum of one hundred and twenty two and 18/100 dollars, which is here by issued and decreed as his distributive share of said Estate, and which he is hereby authorized to retain in his hand.
$122.18

To WILEY KILGO in right of his wife REBECCA KILGO one of the heirs of said Estate the sum of one hundred and twenty two and 18/100 dollars, which is here by issued and decreed as his distributive share of said Estate, and which the said Charles Cock Administrator of said deceased is decreed to pay over to him the said Wiley Kilgo in right of his wife Rebecca, and for which execution may issue.
$122.18

It is further ordered and decreed by the court that CHARLES COCK Administrator as aforesaid proceed to pay over to the Judge of Probate the sum of nineteen dollars and ninety cents, the ___ of the cost in __ final settlement and for which he had had credit for in saw settlement and for which execution may issue and thus the court adjourned
               
Attest  Jno C. Moore Judge of Probate

Source: Fayette County Probate Minutes, Book 1

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