Ordinary Court Minutes 1895; Union Co., GARoll #RHS 3957 - Georgia
Union County, Georgia - Court of Ordinary
Ordinary Court Minutes - 1891-1903
[Pages 178 thru 228 -- 1895]
Transcribed by Linda Smith Murray on October 23, 2000, from microfilm copy
purchased from the Georgia Archives.
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Court of Ordinary - January Term 1895
Petition of Damarius Ledford shows that she is the widow of Porter Ledford,
deceased, and that he died on the 8th day of May, 1893, requests Years Support.
ML Ledford, Petitioner’s Attorney
Demarious Ledford vs Heirs at Law of Porter Ledford, deceased
It appearing that there is no representative of said estate and no objections
being offered, ordered that Dr. John Anderson, Miles S. Hill, AJ Loftis, Bostly
W. Swanson and Robert Ensley be appointed appraisers and set apart a
twelve-months support for Demarious Ledford out of the estate of Porter Ledford,
deceased. January 7, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
The following is a particular description of the marks, natural and artificial
brands, station, age and color of a certain heifer this day exhibited to us as
an estray by WB Ingram to wit: Red, three years old, overbit in each ear,
swallow fork in right and crop in left, bob-tailed, small white spot in front of
bag, valued at $700. This January 2, 1895 - AL Ingram, D Logan, Freeholders
Personally appeared before me WB Ingram, who upon oath says that the marks and
description of the above estray are correct and have not been altered or
disfigured to his knowledge since he took it up. WB Ingram - January 7, 1895
It is ordered by the court that the above described heifer be sold by the
constable of the 1162nd District GM of said county at the usual place of
conducting public sales in said district, after advertising the same for ten
days at the court house door, in said county, also at the court house door of
said district - January 7, 1895. - JW Meeks, Ordinary
February Term 1895
Petition of Wm. Davis, Administrator of estate of James Gurley, Sr., decd, shows
to the court that Boyd Gurley is indebted to said estate about $450, that your
petitioner considers the collection of said debt doubtful and uncertain and
inasmuch as said Boyd Gurley has proposed to pay to petitioner the sum of $200
as a compromise of said debt and your petitioner believing that the acceptance
of said sum is for the best interest of the estate, he prays the granting of an
order allowing him to accept said $200 in full payment of said debt. William
Davis, Administrator of James Gurley, deceased.
In the matter of Wm. Davis petition for compromise &c, ordered that Wm. Davis be
authorized to compromise the debt of Boyd Gurley in the manner set out in his
petition - February 4, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Petition of TJ Butt, guardian of property of the minor heirs of John G. Butt,
decd., to wit: Albert E. Butt and Edgar G. Butt, requests order to sell rent
grain and forages now on the property for the purpose of distribution and paying
the expense of said guardianship - TJ Butt, Guardian
Leave to sell ordered for the above. Granted March 4, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ord.
Years Support granted to Demarius Ledford of the estate of Porter Ledford,
deceased - JW Meeks, Ordinary
In vacation - March 18, 1895
Petition of Susan Raburn shows that she is the widow of William Raburn,
deceased, who died May 23, 1893, leaving widow and two minor children. Requests
Years Support from the estate. Susan Raburn, Petitioner
Appointed commissioners Bud Thompson, Micajah Walker, Jasper Cobb, Robert
Thompson and John Beavers to lay off year’s support for Susan Raburn and her
minor children. - March 18, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Instructions to commissioners on the above - March 18, 1895
Union County Court of Ordinary - April Term 1895
Petition of TM Watkins shows that TJ Butt, Sr., of said county departed this
life on the 6th day of March 1895, after making his last will and testament,
wherein your petitioner is nominated executor, produces said will and requests
that it be admitted to record in common form and that Letters Testamentary be
issued. April 1, 1895 - Thomas M. Watkins, Petitioner.
JA Butt, SY Jarrett and AD McCravey give oath that they witnessed the signing of
the above will and that TJ Butt was of sound mind and memory at the time of his
signing. April 1, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Will of TJ Butt admitted to record and Thomas M. Watkins issued Letters
Testamentary - April 1, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Petition of Martha A. Hunter shows that she is the widow of William Hunter,
deceased, who died on September 9, 1894. Requests Years Support for herself and
two minor children. Martha A. Hunter, Petitioner
Ordered that TK Jackson, Carr Collins, SL Brown, William D. Collins and WJ
Souther be appointed commissioners to lay off a years support for the above. -
Granted April 1, 1895
Instructions to commissioners re the above.
Court having no other business adjourned until next regular term of court of
Ordinary. April 1, 1895 - AB Rogers, CCO
(this entry apparently just jotted in a blank space)
John R. Ross qualified as a commissioner of Roads and Revenue October 22, 1895 -
JW Meeks, Ordinary
Petition of EW Butt shows the following facts. TJ Butt, the former guardian of
the property of Albert E. and Edgar Butt, minor heirs of John G. Butt, deceased,
died on the 6th of March, 1895 and there left said minor’s property situated in
this county without any legal representation. The above minors having reached
the age of fourteen years, have the right to choose their guardian and have
chosen petitioner to represent them as their guardian.
Request that he be appointed Guardian of the property of the minor heirs for
the special purpose of disposing of the perishable property of said minors.
EW Butt, Petitioner
Granted with bond of $1500 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Petition of MJ Smith shows that Misses Margaret Foster died on or about the 15th
day of November 1894, leaving no property, but at the time of her death was a
pensioner of the United States and said United States was then due her the sum
of $30; wherefore petitioner prays that he be appointed the temporary
administrator of the said Margaret Foster. MJ Smith, Petitioner
MJ Smith appointed temporary administrator of the estate of Margaret Foster,
deceased, giving bond of $75. April 30, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
In vacation - April 29, 1895
Personally appeared, the undersigned FM Akins, who upon oath says that Kate
Curtis is insane and has no guardian and the public safety demands that said
Kate Curtis should no longer be left at large. Affiant makes this affidavit
that a warrant may issue in terms of the statute in such case made and provided.
FM Akins - Sworn to and subscribed before me, April 29, 1895 - JW Meeks,
Order for public officers to bring Kate Curtis to the courthouse in Blairsville
by 2 o’clock, April 29, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
In vacation - April 29, 1895
Verdict of jury on warrant of Lunacy - Upon examination, jury finds Kate Curtis
insane. S/AD McCravy, MD, SY Jarrett, Isaac Glazier, Isaac Petty, Joseph Epps,
Richard Major, William Bowling, IN Miller, Thomas J. Henderson, Jr., James
Haralson, WL Weaver, AB Rogers.
Ordered the above committed to the Lunatic Asylum at Milledgeville, and confined
to the county jail till she can be removed to the asylum. April 29, 1895 - JW
May Term 1895
Reentry of the order to grant guardianship for the property of the Butts minors.
Years Support granted to Martha A. Hunter and two minor children on the estate
of William Hunter, deceased. - May 6, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Years Support granted to Susan Raburn and minor children on the estate of
William Raburn, deceased. - May 6, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Richard L. England granted Letters of Administration on the estate of Athen
England, deceased, with bond of $2000. - May 6, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ord.
Ordered that John T. Colwell, Frank Reece, Joseph H. Penland, Milford G. Hamby
and Thomas J. Fields, freeholders, be appointed appraisers of the estate of
Athen England, deceased - May 6, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Petition of Sarah A. Rogers, shows that she is the widow of ED Rogers, who died
intestate March 26, 1895, and requests Twelve Months Support. May 23, 1895 -
Sarah A. Rogers, Petitioner
In vacation - May 23, 1895
Ordered that WE Candler, EG Wellborn, TC Hughes, JW Jones and John Haralson be
appointed commissioners to lay out of the estate of ED Rogers, deceased, a
twelve months support for said widow. - Granted May 23, 1895 - JW Meeks,
Report of Commissioners on the above.
Union Court of Ordinary - June Term 1895
RL Butt makes oath that Wylie Queen is insane and requests examination. June 3,
1895 - RL Butt
Order for the appearance of Wylie Queen before the Ordinary at the courthouse in
Blairsville by 3 o’clock, June 3, 1895.
Report of jury appointed to examine Wylie Queen states that he is insane. S/AD
McCravy, MD, FJ Erwin, MD, John England, JW Jones, E Bowling, Jesse Satterfield,
SY Jarrett, JB Shope, WE Candler, J Downs, TC Hughes, AB Rogers.
Wylie Queen adjudged a pauper lunatic and committed to the Lunatic Asylum at
Milledgeville, Ga., and ordered that he be confined in the county jail until he
can be removed to the asylum. June 3, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Petition of RL England, administrator of the estate of Athen England, deceased,
says that the deceased owned at the time of his death, a tract of land in Union
County containing 160 acres more or less, being parts of lots #55 in the 10th
and 1st, and #16 in the 16th and 1st, and requests Leave to Sell. RL England,
Ordered citation issue and be published as required by law - June 3, 1895 - JW
Petition of Axie Woody, one of the next of kin of John Woody, deceased, shows
that the deceased died on June 16, 1894, intestate, leaving property real and
personal lying in Union County and in Lumpkin County, Ga., of the probable value
of $700. Petitioner requests Permanent Letters of Administration on the estate.
- Axie Woody, Petitioner
Ordered citation issue and be published as required by law - June 15, 1895 - JW
July Term 1895
Application of Exrs. of TJ Butt’s estate requesting approval of an extra charge
of $25 to the estate from the charges made to the minor Butts heirs. TM Watkins
and TJ Butts, executors
Granted above - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Petition of William Davenport and John C. Cobb, administrators of John
Davenport, deceased, shows that they as administrators have done the following
extra services in the interest of said estate and incurred the following
expenses: 4 ½ days of work each for gathering corn and William Davenport
furnished waggon and team for 3 ½ days for which they ask to be paid 60 cents a
day each for each day’s work and 50 cents each day for waggon and team for
hauling hogs, 75 cents to JJ Garlin’s paper for appraisement, 15 cents notes, 5
cents clerks at sale 50 cents. July 1, 1895 - ML Ledford, Petitioners’ Attorney
Ordered that William Davenport be paid $4.25 and John C. Cobb $4.15 as services
and expenses aforesaid. Granted July 1, 1895 - JWM, Ord.
Twelve Months Support granted to Sarah A. Rogers of the estate of ED Rogers,
deceased - July 1, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Leave to Sell Lands of Athen England granted to RL England, Administrator - July
1, 1895 - JWM, Ordinary
In vacation - July 9, 1895
Petition of WE Candler shows that Burton Anderson died on the 5th day of this
month, leaving a small estate worth $200 and requests Temporary Administration.
- WE Candler, Petitioner
Above granted after giving bond of $400 and taking oath. - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Union Court of Ordinary - August Term 1895
Axie Woody granted Permanent Letters of Administration on the estate of John
Woody, deceased, after giving bond of $1500 and taking oath. August 5, 1895 -
JW Meeks, Ordinary
Petition of William Davis, administrator of John Woody, deceased, prays the
appointment of five discreet freeholders to appraise and value said estate.
William Davis, Administrator
Ordered that John Jarrard, JH Abercrombie, WB Shipp, JA Miller and Thomas
Miller, be appointed appraisers of the estate of John Woody, deceased. - Granted
August 5, 1895 - JWM, Ordy.
The court having no other business before it, adjourned until next regular term
of the court of Ordinary. August 5, 1895 - AB Rogers, CC Ordinary
Union Court of Ordinary - September Term 1895
Court met according to adjournment - John W. Meeks presiding September 2, 1895.
The court having no business to transact, adjourned until next regular term of
the Court of Ordinary - September 2, 1895 - TJ Haralson, Jr. CC Ordy.
Be it known that I, Alice Scroggins, the mother of Arthur Scroggins, a bastard
boy child, aged about two years old, have this day voluntarily given said child
to Thomas M. Henderson until its majority, agreeing that said Henderson may have
the sole custody and care of said child upon his treating it kindly and
humanely. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 11th
day of September, 1895 - Alice (herXmark) Scroggins
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of WE Candler, JW Meeks, Ordinary
September 11, 1895 - I approve the above disposition of said child and order
that this contract go to record in the minutes of my court. JW Meeks, Ordinary
Recorded September 17, 1895 - TJ Haralson, Jr., CC Ordinary
Union Court of Ordinary - October Term 1895
Petition of JB Franks shows that John Plott died August, 1895, leaving three
minor children, and requests Twelve Months Support from the estate.
Appointed WW Erwin, Houston Erwin, Thompson Hullender, Alonzo Hullender and Joel
Erwin appraisers on the above. JB Franks requests twelve months support from
the estate of John Plott, deceased, for the support and maintenance of the minor
children of the deceased. - October 7, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordy.
Petition of Georgia Plott shows she is the widow of John L. Plott, deceased, who
died August 20, 1895, leaving your petitioner, his widow and four minor
children. Requests the appointment of appraisers to set apart Twelve Months
Support. VM Waldroop, Petitioner’s Attorney
WW Erwin, Grason Stephens, Joel Erwin, Cannon Stephens and Thompson Hullender
appointed appraisers on the estate of John L. Plott, deceased.
October 14, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Petition of WH Bryson shows that he is head of a family consisting of himself,
his wife Louisa J Bryson, 46 years old, and children Gordon Bryson, 16, Lemuel
C. Bryson, 14 the 15th of October 1895, Laulu? Bryson, 12 the 28th of October,
1895, Ida Bryson, 10 years the 12th of August 1895, and Sarah J. Bryson, ____
years old the 6th day of September 1895. Requests Homestead Exemption, with
schedules of property and creditors attached. WH(hisXmark) Bryson.
Attest - AB Rogers
Union Court of Ordinary - November Term 1895
Personally appeared, WL Bowling who says that Mat Strickland is insane and has
no guardian and is now confined at the pauper home of the county at which place
it is unsafe to said property and his person to try to continue to keep him on
account of his predilection to burn things up. Requests warrant issued. WL
Bowling - November 4, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Order that Mat Strickland be brought before the Ordinary at the courthouse in
Blairsville by 2 o’clock, November 4, 1895. JWM
Report of commissioners appointed to examine Mat Strickland find him insane.
S/ AD McCravy, MD, JA Butt, Isaac Petty, LP Christopher, Alfred Williams, JG
Fields, WA Jones, SV Bennett, WL Boling, AF Wellborn, TJ Haralson, EW Butt.
Order that Mat Strickland be committed to the Lunatic Asylum at Milledgeville,
Ga., and that he be confined in the common jail until he can be removed to said
asylum. This November 4, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Application of Georgia Ann White for Twelve Months Support from estate of
Hamilton White, deceased, for herself and her minor children.
In the matter of WH Bryson’s application for Homestead, ordered continued until
November 6 for final action. - JWM, Ord.
Petition of William Davis, administrator of James Gurley, decd., for Letters of
Ordered that citation issue and be published in terms of the law. November 4,
1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
In vacation - November 7, 1895
In the matter of WH Bryson, application for Homestead - There being no objection
filed, hereby approved and ordered to be placed on record - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Petition of Salina Ledford, shows that Benj. Ledford died on the 23rd day of
March 1892, leaving petitioner, his widow, surviving him. Requests Twelve
Months Support. - ML Ledford, Petitioner’s Attorney
JV Lance, Jonas Casteel, James Erwin, Robert Ensley and JP Teague appointed
commissioners to lay off for Salina Ledford, widow of Benjamin Ledford,
deceased, a Twelve Months Support. - November 13, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ord.
Petition of William Davis, adm. of estate of John Woody, deceased, requests
Leave to Sell perishable personal property. - Wm. Davis, Admr. of John Woody
November 21, 1895
Above granted - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Application of William Davis, admin. of John Woody for leave to sell land.
Order directing citation issued. - November 21, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary
Union Court of Ordinary - December Term 1895
Court opened according to adjournment - JWM, Ord.
Application of WJ Townson for guardianship of property of his minor children -
Order granting citation
Order directing citation in application of Salina Ledford for Twelve Months
Report of commissioners to set apart twelve months support to Georgia Plott and
minor children of JL Plott, made judgment of court and same ordered to record
Court having no further business adjourned until first Monday in January 1896.
JW Meeks, Ordinary
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