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Fayette County, Alabama
 
~ William Moore Estate Probate Records ~
(1871-1872)


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Penny Argroves Holmes

(Page 80)

William MOORE Estate

Petition for Letters of Adm

State of Alabama   Fayette County
The Petition of John S. MOORE an inhabitant of this State & Co represents to the Court that Wm Moore departed this life intestate about 26th Nov 1871 leaving property in this State & Co of about the value of one thousand dollars & most probable more / your petitioner is the son of the dec'd / that the names of the heirs are as follows / Jefferson MOORE who resides in the state of Texas Guadaloupe Co / Arena REED who resides in Tuscaloosa Co / Thos MOORE who resides in Tuscaloosa Co / your petitioner & James MOORE who resides in Fayette Co Ala all of whom are of age / wherefore your petitioner prays that letters of administration may be granted to him according to law by him giving the necessary bond as Sworn & subscribed before me this 23rd Dec 1871

John S. Moore
BW WILSON Judge of Probate


Bond

State of Alabama   Fayette County
Know all men by these presents that we John S Moore / SH DARDEN & Ellis LOGAN are held and firmly bound unto BW Wilson Judge of the Probate Court of said County and his successors in office in the penal sum of Two thousand dollars for the same (?) payment of which we bind ourselves our [sic] and each of our heirs executors administrators and assigns jointly severally and firmly sealed with our seals and dated this 23rd day of Dec 1871 / The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound John S Moore was on the 23rd day of Dec 1871 duly appointed administrator on the estate of Wm Moore deceased / now should the said John S. Moore well and faithfully discharge the duties which now are or maybe hereafter required of him by law as such admin then in the [sic] that case the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue taken and approved (?) the 23 day of Dec 1871

BW Wilson Judge of Probate                                              John S Moore   LS
SH Darden        LS
Ellis Logan         LS

Letters of Adm

State of Alabama   Fayette County
Probate Court Special Term 23rd Dec 1871
BW Wilson Judge of the Probate Court of said County hereby certify that Letters of Administration on the Estate of Wm Moore were on this day granted to John S Moore of said county who hath given bond and qualified as such administrator and is authorized to administrator on such estate / given under my hand at office this 23rd day of Dec 1871
BW Wilson
Judge of Probate

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William Moore Estate continued

Appraisement

A list of property belonging to the Estate of William Moore Dec'd
Appraised on the 26th Dec 1871

1 sorrel mare     appraised $ 100.00
We the undersigned appraisers having been lawfully appointed appraisers on the estate of Wm MOORE late of Fayette County dec'd would return the foregoing list as a true appraisement of said estate / Sworn & subscribed before me
Justice of the Peace
Duncan RAY       

SH Darden
RC WILLINGHAM
Carroll SPARKS
1 clay bank Poney 60.00
1 sorrell filly 50.00
Specked cow & calf 10.00
Black bull cow & bull (?) 8.00
Pided heifer 5.00
1 Track [sic] of Land 500.00

$733.00

State of Ala   Fayette County
Personally appeared before me BW Wilson Judge of Probate for said County John W [sic] Moore Adm on the estate of and makes oath that the foregoing contains a true list of all the personal property belonging to said estate / Sworn & subscribed this 5th Jan 1871 [sic]

BW Wilson Judge                                                                       John W Moore Adm


Sale Bill

A list of property belonging to the estate of Wm Moore dec'd
sold on 10th day of Jan 1872




Amt brought over
$87.95
John S Moore
1 pr Traces
$   50
Wm C Moore
1 cow 9.00
Jas Moore
1 pr Harness & Traces 90
Jas Moore
1 heifer 5.00
John S Moore
1 grind stone 65
Wm C Moore
1 filly 60.00
John S Moore
1 pot 65
Bud MOORE 1 dun horse 92.00
Jas Moore
1 pot  & skillit 1.00
WC Moore
1 sorrel mare 169.00
John Moore
1 bedstead 20.25
Jas Moore
1 pair fin dogs (?) 3.00
Wm C MOORE 1 yoke oxen 43.00
       "
 " table
2.00
Jas Moore
1 cow & calf
21.00
James Moore
rent of Land
128.00


$87.95



$552.95
Sworn to & subscribed before me this 13th Feb 1872
BW Wilson Judge                                John S Moore


Sale of Rent Wheat

State of Ala   Fayette County
John S Moore Adm on the estate of Wm Moore reports that he has sold James Moore five bushels of rent wheat at $150.00 per bushel / Sworn & subscribed this 7th Sept 1872
$750.00
BW Wilson Judg                                                                     John S Moore
                                                                                                            Adm



Transcriber's Notes:

William MOORE was born 1786 in SC, and died 26 Nov 1871 in Fayette Co., AL.  He was father to the following known children:

1. Thomas Jefferson MOORE was born 06 Feb 1810 in Laurens District, SC, and died 03 Nov 1880 in Highsmith, Guadalupe Co., TX, buried Old Highsmith Cemetery.  He md. 1846, in Tuscaloosa Co., AL, Susan Jeffrey MADDOX, daughter of John Maddox and Elizabeth Hicks.  She was born 05 Mar 1824 in Marion Co., AL, and died 02 Sep 1867 in Highsmith, TX.

2. John S. MOORE was born 1816 in SC, and died 1896 in Fayette Co., AL, buried Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.  He md. Hannah --?--.  She was born 1832 in SC, and died 1889 in Fayette Co., AL.

3. Amena MOORE was born 1820 in SC, and died in New Lexington, Tuscaloosa Co., AL.  She md. --?-- REED.

4. James Richmond MOORE was born 1820 in SC, and died 29 Oct 1895 in Berry, Fayette Co., AL, buried Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.  He md. 28 Mar 1871, in Berry, AL, L. Caroline (WILSON) HARBIN.  She was born 1841 in AL, and died 28 May 1888 in Berry, AL.  Their children: James Wilson Moore, Belle Zola Moore and Tilda Verilla Moore.






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