John H. Greer In account current as Guardian of Mary Eliza Lilly now M.E.
Fountain, for the year 1846:
To the hire 5 negroes to wit: Hardy a man to :
Mrs Bilzy Grant for the year 1846 @ 66 : 66.00
Appraised by J. Pierce and Carpenter
John H. Greer to the hire of 2 women :
Cinthy Easter at 60 dollars each : 120.00
Dr. To the hire at 2 girls Sally & Bets at 50 ea. 100.00
Appraised by J. Pierce & Carpenter ---------
Hire of Handy to Ms Grant for the sum 66.00
John H. Greer to the hire of 3 negro girls @60 180.00
Mary Eliza Lilly to Girl Sally ----------
1847 Dec 31st Whole Amt
1846 July 30 voucher No 1 Board at Marion 6 months 79.76
Sept 22 voucher No 2 Tuition at Marion for 6 months 100.50
July 30 voucher No 3 Dr Russell medical bill 7.50
Sept 27 voucher No 4 Dr Johnson medical bill 3.00
July 30 voucher No 5 Mrs Hartwell washing bill 10.00
Sept 22 voucher No 6 Book Bill and other stationary 29.80
1847 Apr 25 voucher No 7 Artickle (sic) purchased for her
by me 35.70
Jany 1 voucher No 8 Miss Ann Howard account 141.40
1846 Mar 20 " No 9 Dr Jordan medical bill 20.00
1846 Jan 17 " No 10 Ferriss & Buck bill 5.06
1847 Oct 27 " No 11 Loomis & Bull bill 1.50
Apr 1 " No 12 Moore & Avery act 20.98
Apr 1 " No 13 to John H. Greer to cash 150.00
" No 14 To cash 10.00
The State of Mississippi :
Noxubee County : Personally appeared before me, Mr. Reuben
Ruff, Judge of Probate of said county John H. Greer guardian of Mary
Eliza Lilly now Mary Eliza Fountain who being first duly sworn deposith &
sayeth that the above foregoing account current was set forth is correct
& true as therein stated Dec 31st 1847.
Sworn to & subscribed before me :
R.Ruff Judge of Probates : John H. Greer
The foregoing return was duly recorded this the 17 day of March AD 1848.
Know all men by these presents that we James P. Haynes Wilmoth Haynes his
wife Charles Harless J.B. Covington all of the county of Noxubee and State
of Mississippi ae held and firmly bound unto Reuben Ruff Judge of Probate
in and for said county and his successors in office in the penal sum of Five
Thousand Nine hundred & fifty & 20/100 dollars which payment will and truly
to be made we bind ouselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly
severally and firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this
7th day of February AD 1848.
The condition of the above obligation is such that if the said James
P Haynes & Wilmoth Haynes guardian of Deucice A.A. Lincecum by election
& Grabel E.P.W. Lincecum by appointment minor hiers of Grabel Lincecum
deceased shall faithfully account with the Probates Court of Noxubee County
is directed by law for the management of the property and estate of the
orphans under their care and shall in all respects perform the duty of
guardain to the said Deucice A.A. Lincecum & Grabel E.P.W. Lincecum
according to law then the above obligation to be void; otherwise to be and
remain in full force and virtue.
I approve the above : James P. Haynes
bond & securities : Wilmoth Haynes
R.Ruff Judge C.Harless
of Probates J.B. Covington
The foregoing Bond was duly recorded this 18 day of March AD 1848
C.G. Bowen, Clerk
The State of Mississippi : To all whom these present shall come
Noxubee County : Greeting--Know ye that James P Haynes &
Wilmouth Haynes (sic) his wife have been appointed by the orphans court of
said county guardians to Deucia A.A. Lincecum (sic) & Grabill E.P.W.
Lincecum (sic) minor heirs of Grabel lincecum deceased and are therefore
hereby authorized and required they the said James P. Haynes & Wilmouth
Haynes are required to discharge in all respects the duties of guardian to
the said Deucia A.A. Lincecum & Grabel E.P.W. Lincecumminer as aforesaid
according to law.
Witness Reuben Ruff, Presiding Judge of the Probate Court of the County of
Noxubee this 7th day of February AD 1848.
The foregoing letters of guardainship was duly recorded 20th March AD 1848.
In the matter of the petition of Jackson Huckaby & his wife Elizabeth
for division for the real & personal estate of Grabel Lincecum deceased:
On reading & filing the petition it appearing to the
satisfaction of the court that the said Elizabeth is one of the heirs &
legatees of the said Grabil dec'd & that by her intermarriage with the
said Jackson Huckaby she is of age in law to entitle her to demand & claim
a division of said estate and an allotment & distribution of her share
thereof and it also appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the
other heirs & legatees had accepted & waived the notice & service
of said petiton in the following words to wit:
"We James P Haynes & his wife Wilmoth late Wilmoth Lincecum,
T.H. Lincecum, Bently Case Lincecum, John G. Nordike & Wilmoth M., his
wife, late Lincecum, Ducy Ann Amanda Lincecum & Grabel E. Lincecum,
legatees under the last will & testament of Grabel Lincecum deceased,
do hereby accept servis (sic) & waive notice of the petiton of Jackson
Huckaby & his wife Elizabeth for distrabution of the estate of said
Grabel and consent and agree that commissioners may be appointed without
further notice to divide and distribute said estate in persuance to said
will & according to law in this behalf made & provided December 29, 1847.
Wilmoth Marcella Nordike
James P. & Wilmoth Haynes and we further assign for Grabel E. Lincecum
as natural guardian.
Haywood T. Lincecum
James P. Haynes guardian for
Ducy Ann A. Lincecum
It further appearing that Ducy Ann Amanda Lincecum & Grabel E. Lincecum
are minors under the age of 21 years & incapable of taking care of their
intrest in said division, it is therefore ordered that James P. Haynes &
Wilmoth Haynes his wife be & they are hereby appointed guardian AD Litum
of the said Lucy Ann Amanda Lincecum & Grabel E. Lincecum to take care of &
protect their intrest in said division & to receive their share & portion
of the same.
It is thereupon ordered that Thomas J. Riley, Stephen E. Nash, James
H. Gilmore, Charles Harless, & Bushrod White, disinterested freeholders of
said County or a Majority of them be appointed commissionars & as such they
are hereby ordered & directed to divide the said Estate of the said Grabel
Lincecum both Real & personal as follows:
John aged 50 years, George, Dennis, Levi, Bob, Puit, Adam, Gadsby, Richard,
Judy & his (sic) child, Mary & child, Maria, Matilda, Martha, Hannah, Eliza,
Jane, 46 head of cattle, 2 yoke of oxen, one bay horse, 1 bay mare & colt,
1 bay mare & colt, 1 brown bay mare & yearling colt, 1 bay mare & yearling
colt, 1 bay colt, 1 gray filly, 1 "Do", 1 bay mare, 1 iron gray horse, 1
sorrel horse, 1 brown horse, 1 ox wagon, 1 ox wagon, 1 two horse pleaure
carriage, 1 lot plows, 2 grubbing hoes, 7 weeding hoes, 4 axes, 3 plows,
2 bedsteds & furniture, 1 large tubb, 2 bedsteads & furniture, 1 clock, 1
set silver spoons, 11 tea spoons, 1 lot crockery & glass ware, 1 rifle gun,
1 double barrel shot gun, 1 pr. five irons, 1 lot castings, 10 chains & the
increase of the fertales (sic) of the slaves above & the following Real Estate
The east half of section No. 23 in Township 16 Range 15 East in said
County of Noxubee equally between the said Haywood T. Bartley, the said
Elizabeth, Wilmoth M., Ducy Ann Amanda & Grabel E. , legatees under the
last will & testament of the said Grabel being in six equal parts & to
allot & set off to the said parties their shares of the said Real Estate
by meets & bounds & also to divide the said personal estate & the increase
thereof in six equal shares as aforesaid in persuance of the will aforesaid
& set apart each legatee equal share thereof. And that the said James P.
& Wilmoth Haynesexecutor & executrix of said decedent distribute among said
legatees their respective shares of said personal estate their divided &
allotted by said commissioners requiring if they think proper bonds conditioned
that if said personal estate shall be found charges legally incured in
settling said estate the said distributee will refund his her, or their,
ratiable proportion of the amount necessary for the payment of said debts
That the said commissioners give five days notice of the time &
place of assembling to the said legatees of age & with this State & to the
guardians of such as are under age; and that they make return under oath
a full report of their proceeding under this order certified under their
hands seals to the next term of this court.
The State of Mississippi : I Charles G. Bowen clerk of the
Noxubee County : Probate Court of said County & State
do hereby certify that the foregoing order from the minutes of the said
Court is true copy pages 611,612 & 613.
Given under my hand and official seal at Macon Miss. this the 4 day
of January AD 1848. C.G. Bowen, Clerk
The Commissioners were appointed, cited, and ordered to fulfill the order
January 13, 1848. J.D. Willborn, sheriff by Jessee Blythe, deputy.
January 13, 1848 the Commissioners met, surveyed the land, and divided it
into 6 equal parts, having regards to quality & quantity......they divided
the E 1/2 of Section 23, T16 R15E.
On the same day, they "caused to be assembled & collected, all
of the negro slaves & other personal property remaining subject to
division & distribution..."
In six equal shares according to value, they designated said shares an
No. 1,2,3,4,5,&,6, and set them off as follows:
No. 1 was allotted & assigned to Haywood Lincecum
No. 2 was allotted & assigned to Elizabeth Huckaby
No. 3 was allotted & assigned to Wilmoth M. Nordike
No. 4 was allotted & assigned to Ducia Ann A Lincecum
No. 5 was allotted & assigned to Grabel E. Lincecum
No. 6 was allotted & assigned to Bartley C Lincecum
To equalize value, Jackson & Elizabeth Huckaby was to pay Bartley seventy
dollars & seventy five cents and that the said Jackson & Elizabeth Huckaby
pay Eplurebus Lincecum or his guardian twenty dollars & 75/100 said J&E
Huckaby pay to Haywood twenty five dollars & 75/100. Ducy Ann pay Haywood
four dollars 25/100.
Your Honorable Court will see that we the undersigned commissioners met at
the place designated and proceeded to business and made a divsion of the
negroes as you will see in Schedual B. the following negroes has been sold
since the death of said decedent, Boy Dennis, sold by the widow, also Boy
Bob and Mariah, by Haywood, the following is a list of them that died since
death of Dec'd, George, Gosby, Judy, & Pate. We formed no perishable
property only that which is claimed by Mrs. Haynes. It cannot be divided
advantageous it is the property of which thereby setting the value of each
of said 6 shares at $1,495.75 the total amount being $ 8,974.50.
And your commissioners now fully discharged the duties enjoined upon
them by said commission & having fully reported their proceedings under
and by authority thereof be to be discharged.
Given under our hands and seals this 13 day of January AD 1848.
James H. Gilmore
(I chose not to copy the entire schedual....there is more later...)
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