Union Co., GA - Ordinary Court Minutes - 1899Roll #RHS 3957 - Georgia
Union County, Georgia - Court of Ordinary
Ordinary Court Minutes - 1891-1903
[Pages 315 thru 344 -- 1899]
Transcribed by Linda Smith Murray on October 30, 2000, from microfilm copy
purchased from the Georgia Archives.
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Petition of TM Dyer, distributee of the estate of JM Dyer, deceased, asking that
BN Dyer, administrator of said estate be cited to appear before the Ordinary’s
court for settlement. Ordered that BN Dyer appear before the court on the 1st
Monday in February 1899 for a settlement of his account. This 2nd January 1899.
(This entry is at the end of page 314 and top of 315 and appears to have been
written in before the adjournment of the December term of court was written.
The next page, number 316, is headed January Term of Court.)
Union Court of Ordinary - January Term of Court
Petition of James Stephens, Executor of Cannon Stephens, deceased, shows that he
has deserves extra compensation for the extra services he performed in the
course of his duties. - Ordered that he be given an extra $15 upon verification
of the facts. January 2, 1899
Court of Ordinary - February Term 1899
TM Dyer vs Ben N. Dyer, Admr. - Application for settlement
Ben N. Dyer, Admr. of estate of JM Dyer - Application for compensation for extra
services, to wit: self and team and two hands gathering corn 3 days and fodder
and apples 3 days $9.37
Shucking corn 8 days $4.00
Hauling Syrup Mill fram? $1.25
BN Dyer’s acct. against decd. $13.46
Petition of Frank M. Dyer, minor child of John M. Dyer, decd., showing that he
is dissatisfied with his present guardian and asks the court to appoint JR Dyer
as the guardian of his choice. Frank M. Dyer, Petitioner by PH Haralson, Atty.
I hereby consent to act as guardian of the person and property of said minor.
Ordered that copy of petition be served upon BN Dyer, Guardian of said minor at
least ten days before the March Term of this court. John T. Colwell, Ordinary
William Davis, Admr. of John Woody, decd., requests Letters of Dismission.
Ordered that citation issue and be published. February 6, 1899
Petition of AL England, a citizen of said county, shows that John England died
intestate on the 25th of June 1898, leaving an estate, real and personal of the
probable value of five thousand dollars - Petitioner further shows that on
account of the length of time required by law to advertise for permanent letters
of administration, and the circumstances of the estate of said deceased, it is
necessary that temporary letters of administration up said estate should be
granted at once for the purpose of collecting and taking care of the property
until permanent letters are granted. Petitioner is entitled under the law to be
appointed administrator, being one of the next of kin of said deceased.
Wherefore he prays to be appointed temporary administrator.
AL England, by his attorney, CJ Wellborn, Jr.
Ordered that the applicant be and is hereby appointed temporary administrator
upon said estate as prayed for - Let Temporary Letters issue to him upon his
taking the usual oath and giving bond in double the amount of all the personal
property of said estate, viz, the sum of $500. February 16, 1899 - John T.
Colwell, Ordinary, by SY Jarrett, CCO
Petition of Martha A. Harrison shows that Alfred A. Harrison died intestate on
the 15th day of February 1899, leaving estate of real and personal property
worth the sum of $1500, and requests Permanent Letters of Administration. March
Ordered citation on the above issue.
All cases set for a hearing at this term of court that was continued from the
February Term of this court are continued until the April Term 1899 or longer,
on consent of all parties interested therein. John T. Colwell, Ordinary
Petition of Henry Dillinger shows that he is head of a family consisting of his
wife, Mary L. Dillinger and three minor children, Callie Ann, age 15, Catherine,
age 18, and Thomas B., age....... years, asking for homestead to be set up under
Sec. 2827 of the Code of GA. March 16, 1899 Henry Dillinger
Ordered citation issue and be published. Hearing date set for April 12, 1899
Union Court of Ordinary - April Term 1899
Letters of Administration issued to Martha A. Harrison as Administrator of AH
Harrison, deceased, upon her giving bond and security in the sum of $2000 and
taking the usual oath. April 5, 1899
Application of WR Lance et al, fifteen freeholders of Ivy Log District GM for an
election on the fence law in said district, petition heard and considered -
ordered that citation do issue and published in terms of law and the case heard
14 day of May next at my office. This 2nd day of April 1899 - John T. Calwell,
Union Court of Ordinary - May Term 1899
Petition of Mary J. Taylor for years support from the estate of William Taylor,
decd. Petition heard and William Nickols, Barney Thomas, Levi Payne, Johnson
Rector and John Nickols appointed to set up said support. May 1, 1899
Union Court of Ordinary - June Term 1899
Ordered Years Support to Mary J. Taylor on the estate of William Taylor,
Case of William Davis, Administrator for Letters of Dismission continued until
the July Term of this court.
Application of WA Souther, Administrator of JCH Souther for Letters of
Dismission - Granted John T. Calwall, Ordinary
Application of ML Ledford, executor of Silas Ledford, deceased, asks for Letters
of Dismission and files statement. Ordered citation issue and published in the
Blairsville Herald. Jne 5, 1899
Union Court of Ordinary - July Term 1899
Application of Vada Collins, widow of John Cathy Collins, for Twelve Months
Support for herself and five minor children - Ordered return of the appraisers
be made the judgment of this court and that it be recorded. July 3, 1899
Application of William Davis on estate of John Woody, deceased, for Letters of
Union Court of Ordinary - July Term 1899
Application of JY Walker for guardianship of persons and property of Joseph,
Callie, and Sallie Owenby, minors over 14 years, heirs of the estate of Arthur
Owenby, deceased, who select said Walker. Ordered citation issue and be
Application of JY Walker for guardianship of persons and property of Ida and
Frank Owenby, minors under the age of 14, minor heirs of Thomas Owenby,
deceased. Ordered citation issue and be published.
Application of James Land for setting apart a homestead - heard and citation
issued and notice mailed to George L. Bryson, creditor and day fixed for hearing
on August 16, 1899. This 19th day of July 1899.
Union Court of Ordinary - August Term 1899
Petition of JE Collins for guardianship of Lula, Alex, Spurgeon, Arthur and
Moody Collins, minor children of John Cathy Collins, deceased - Ordered that
citation issue and be published in form of law.
Petition of fifteen freeholders of Doola 1155th District GM asking for an
election on the stock law in said district, heard and considered - Ordered that
citation and notices issue and be published as law directs, and hearing be held
on the 31st of August 1899.
Two applications of JY Walker to be appointed guardian of the children of Thomas
Owenby - Ordered that he be appointed Guardian as prayed for. Letters issue to
him upon his taking the oath and giving bond.
Petition of Oscar Rogers in his own behalf and George W. Rogers, as natural
guardian of Eva, Worth and Jennie Rogers, asking for a distribution of the
estate coming to them as heirs of Mary J. Rogers, who was an heir of Sarah
Lewis, deceased - said estate now deposited in the Ordinary Court by Larkin
Lewis, Executor of Sarah Lewis, decd.
Ordered that citation do issue in terms of the law and be published in the
Blairsville Herald, and that the same be passed upon in Ordinary court the 1st
Monday in September, 1899 - John T. Colwell, Ordinary
Petition of William Davenport and J. A. Poteet for Permanent Letters of
Administration on the estate of John N. Poteet, deceased. Ordered that citation
issue and be published as provided by law.
Ordered by the court that all the Annual Returns filed in office in July be
recorded. This August 7, 1899
Application of JB Lowery and others fifteen freeholders in all of Lower Young
Cane District GM for an election on the stock law. Petition heard, and the 16th
of September 1899 fixed for a hearing. This 24 August 1899
Application of Alice Long, widow of N. Long for Year’s Support out of the estate
of said NC Long, deceased. Ordered that Mance Runalds, Bud Mahaffy, Frank Reid,
Sam Hughes and John Carroll be appointed appraisers to set up said support and
make their return. August 31, 1899
Court of Ordinary - September Term 1899
Upon considering the petition of Oscar Rogers and George W. Rogers, natural
guardian of Eva, Worth and Jennie Rogers - Ordered by the court that the fund
now on deposit in my office, placed there by Larkin Lewis as Executor of Sarah
Lewis, as the distributive share of Mary J. Rogers, wife of George Rogers be
paid to the said George W. Rogers, guardian of Eva, Worth and Jennie Rogers, and
Oscar Rogers, all children of the said Mary J. Rogers, it being made to appear
to the court that the said Mary J. Rogers is dead.
Recd. of John T. Colwell, Ordinary of Union Georgia and successor of John W.
Meeks, the sum of $207.35, in cash and in full payment of the sum deposited in
said court by Larkin Lewis, Executor of Sarah Lewis, as the distributive share
of Mary J. Rogers in said estate; said fund being paid to the children of Mary
J. Rogers, she being dead. September 4, 1899 ML Ledford, Atty. for children of
said Mary J. Rogers.
Petition of JB Chastain for Letters Administration on the estate of NC Long, who
died June 9, 1899. - Ordered the usual citation issue.
Application of JE Collins at the August Term of court asking to be appointed
guardian of the persons and property of Lola, Alex, Spurgeon, Arthur and Moody
Collins, minor children of John Cathy Collins, decd. - Ordered that JE Collins
be appointed Guardian and Letters issue with oath and bond. September 4, 1899
Petition of ML Ledford, Exr. of Silas Ledford, decd at the June Term of court
asking for Letters of Dismission. Ordered petitioner released and Letters
Petition of William Davenport and JA Poteet, Admrs. of John N. Poteet, deceased,
for leave to sell personalty - Ordered leave granted upon publishing same as
(written in left margin in very small handwriting) Citation having been duly
issued and published requiring all persons and singular next of kin and
creditors of John N. Poteet, deceased, to appear at this term of court and show
cause, if any they could, why Permanent Letters of Administration should not be
granted to William Davenport and JA Poteet, and none filed, ordered that Letters
Administration be issued as Administrators of John N. Poteet, upon their giving
bond and security in the sum of $200 and taking the usual oath.
Union Court of Ordinary - October Term 1899
Letters of Guardianship granted to JY Walker as guardian of minor children of
Thomas Owenby, deceased, after taking oath and giving bond.
Lanie S. Mahaffey tendered a good bond and made security for the natural
guardianship of her son Edward Mahaffey - Ordered bond be recorded and that
Lanie S. Mahaffey be and she is hereby vested with all the authority of
Guardianship of said minor and his property to receive and manage it according
Application of William Davis, Admr. of estate of John Woody, decd., requests
Letters of Dismission. On account of the heirs and the sickness of said
Administrator, the hearing was put off until this, the October Term 1899, and
there being no lawful objections filed, court grants same as the law directs.
October 2, 1899
Letters Administration issued to WH Payne, next of kin (and by consent of JB
Chastain, principle creditor) as administrator of the estate of NC Long,
deceased, upon giving bond in the sum of $800 and taking usual oath of office.
The return of the appraisers setting apart a Twelve Month Support to the widow
of John N. Poteet, deceased, having been filed in my office, all persons
concerned are cited to show cause by the 6th day of November why said
application should not be granted. October 2, 1899
Petition of AC Smith shows that Bennett Smith died on the 17th day of August
1899, leaving petitioner as next of kin, and also leaving a large estate of real
and personal property worth the sum of $600, and at the time of his death said
Bennett Smith was entirely intestate as your petitioner believes and herein
alleges; wherefore he prays the usual citation in such cases to issue in order
that he may obtain permanent Letters of Administration on Bennett Smith’s
estate; and petitioner will ever pray &c. October 3, 1899 AC Smith
Ordered citation issue on the above petition and be published in Blairsville
Herald as the law directs. This October 5, 1899 - John T. Colwell, Ordinary
$18.55 - Recd. of John T. Colwell, Ordinary, $11.35 which he recd. of MS Hill,
JP, for sale of estray cattle; and $7.20 which he received of Elliott Bolin, NP
& JP, for sale of estray cattle; twenty cents of said amount allowed said
Ordinary for entering this receipt on record. This 2nd October 1899 - ML
Ledford, CS Court
John M. Stephens, Executor of Wilson Stephens, deceased, having faithfully and
honestly executed the LW&T of said deceased, is by the Court of Ordinary
formally and finally discharged from such Executorship by order of court of
Ordinary this 2nd day of October, 1899.
Petition of GM Fleming, Executor of Elizabeth R. Ketron of the state of North
Carolina and county of Clay, shows the following to wit:
That Elizabeth Ketron of Clay County, North Carolina, is dead, dying testate
and leaving certain property in Union County, Ga. disposed of by will.
That in said will petitioner is named as Executor, and as such has duly applied
for and had said will property probated in the court, having jurisdiction of the
same in the county of Clay, State of North Carolina, all of which will appear by
reference to an exemplification of the record hereto attached.
Wherefore petitioner prays that said will go to record in this county as
proven; and that petitioner be allowed to qualify as the Executor thereof, and
petitioner will ever pray &c. WE Candler & OL Anderson, Attys for Petitioner
Ordered that the will of Elizabeth R. Ketron hereto shown to the court be
admitted to record in my office and that GM Fleming, named as Executor therein,
be allowed to qualify as such. Granted this 2nd October, 1899. JTC, Ord.
Union Court of Ordinary - November Term 1899
Application of Rebecca Poteet, widow of John N. Poteet, for Year’s Support from
estate of said Poteet, decd, on the 9the day September 1899, appraisers
appointed and filed their return, and citation having bee run as the law
directs, and no objections filed in office; Ordered by the court that the return
of the appraisers be made the judgment of this court and that the same be
admitted to record this November 6,1899. John T. Colwell, Ordinary
Union Court of Ordinary - December Term 1899
This day the Ordinary assumes all the duties of all the county business as it
originally was before the Board of Commissioners was created; the law creating
the Board was repealed by the Legislature, Wednesday, November 29, 1899.
Application of Lizzie Calwell, widow of HT Calwell, deceased, for Years Support
for herself and minor children - no objections being filed, ordered that the
return of the appraisers be made the judgment of this court and that it be
recorded. This December 4, 1899 - JTC, Ordinary
Petition of Barbara Anthony for Years Support of the estate of William Anthony,
deceased in October of this year; no objections being filed, ordered that the
return of appraisers by the judgment of this court and that it be admitted to
record, this 4th December 1899. John T. Calwell, Ordinary
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