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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.

Note:  Most pages are not transcribed verbatim, but all contain all pertinent

information.  Please do not copy for the purpose of reproduction or sale.  No

linking to this webpage without written permission from the County Coordinator. 

This webpage page is for  1895 only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 178

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

Page 179

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

 

 

 

 

Page 180

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

Page 181

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

 

 

 

 

Page 182

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.

Page 183

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

 

 

 

 

Page 184

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.

 

 

 

 

Page 185

Years Support granted to Demarius Ledford of the estate of Porter Ledford,

deceased - JW Meeks, Ordinary

Page 186

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

Page 187

Instructions to commissioners on the above - March 18, 1895

 

 

 

 

Page 188

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

Page 189

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

Page 190

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.

 

 

 

 

Page 191

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

 

 

 

Page 192

 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

 

 

 

 

Page 193

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

 

 

 

 

Page 194

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,

Ordinary

Order for public officers to bring Kate Curtis to the courthouse in Blairsville

by 2 o’clock, April 29, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary

Page 195

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

Meeks, Ordinary

 

 

 

 

Page 196

May Term 1895

Reentry of the order to grant guardianship for the property of the Butts minors.

 

 

 

 

Page 197

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

 

 

 

Page 198

Richard L. England granted Letters of Administration on the estate of Athen

England, deceased, with bond of $2000. - May 6, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ord.

Page 199

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

 

 

 

 

Page 200

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,

Ordinary

Page 201

Report of Commissioners on the above.

 

 

 

 

Page 202

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.

Page 203

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

 

 

 

 

Page 204

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,

Administrator

Ordered citation issue and be published as required by law - June 3, 1895 - JW

Meeks, Ordinary

 

 

 

 

Page 205

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

Meeks, Ordinary

 

 

 

 

Page 206

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

 

 

 

 

Page 207

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.

 

 

 

 

Page 208

Twelve Months Support granted to Sarah A. Rogers of the estate of ED Rogers,

deceased - July 1, 1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary

 

 

 

Page 209

Leave to Sell Lands of Athen England granted to RL England, Administrator - July

1, 1895 - JWM, Ordinary

 

 

 

Page 210

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

 

 

 

 

Page 211

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

Page 212

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.

 

 

 

Page 213

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

 

 

 

 

Page 214

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.

Page 215

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.

Page 216

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

Page 217

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

 

 

 

 

Page 218

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Page 219

(not dated)

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

 

 

 

Page 220

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

Page 221

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

 

 

 

 

Page 222

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.

 

 

 

Page 223

Petition of William Davis, administrator of James Gurley, decd., for Letters of

Dismission.

Ordered that citation issue and be published in terms of the law.  November 4,

1895 - JW Meeks, Ordinary

 

 

 

 

Page 224

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

Page 225

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.

 

 

 

 

Page 226

Petition of William Davis, adm. of estate of John Woody, deceased, requests

Leave to Sell perishable personal property. - Wm. Davis, Admr. of John Woody

In vacation

November 21, 1895

Above granted - JW Meeks, Ordinary

Page 227

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.

Page 228

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

Support

 

 

 

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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