SMITH COUNTY TENNESSEE

Misc. Receipts, Administrators

1871 – 1875

Section IV

 

Transcribed By Diane Surtees

 

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B. J. VADON and others VS Jessie HUGHES and others} Bill to Sell Land of Ludorick VADON decd                In Smith County Court Received of EW Turner former clerk & comr of said county court Six dollars and twelve cents also of John P Yelton former clerk &c & successor to said Turner in said office in the above case twenty two dollars and ten cents also of BJ VADON nineteen dollars and twenty seven cents. It all being in full of my distributive share in the land fund of Luderick VADON deceased due in this cause as heir to my father John SNEED deceased who was the owner of the same by purchase and the same is the fund arising from the sale of the lands in the above cause and ordered to be paid by decree of the Smith County Court in the above cause. This March 13 1871  RA SNEED  Test JB JORDAN  B.P. WILLIAMS                Ack

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared before me BFC Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County the forgoing Reciptor RA SMEED with whom I am personally acquainted and acknowledged the execution of the forgoing receipt for the purpose therein contained on the day it bears date.            Witness my hand at office March 13th 1871     BFC Smith Clk

 

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B. J. Vaden and others VS Jessie Hughes and others} Bill to Sell Land in Smith county court of L Vadon decd               Received of EW Turner former clerk & comr of the Smith county court Six dollars and twelve cents also of John P Yelton former clerk of said court & successor to the said Turner in said office twenty two dollars and ten cents in the above case also of BJ Vadon nineteen dollars and twenty seven cents. It all being in full of my distributive share as heir & distribute of John Smede due me in the above case and so decreed to me by decree of Smith County Court to which refferance is here had. This the 13th day of March 1871       Samantha D Jordan By JB Jordan Attorney in fact                Test RA Sned       B.P. Williams         Ack

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared before me BFC Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County the forgoing Receptor J.B. Jordan with whom I am personally acquainted and acknowledged the execution of the forgoing receipt for the purposee therein contained on the day it bears date.          Witness my hand at office March 13th 1871     BFC Smith Clk

 

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BJ Vadon & others VS Jessie Hughes & others{ Bill to Sell land of L. Vadon decd in the Smith County Court Received of E.W. Turner former clerk & commissioner Six dollars and twelve cents and of John P Yelton former clerk &c and Sucessor to the said Turner in said office twenty two dollars & ten cents in the above case also of B.J. Vadon nineteen dollars and twenty seven cents. It being in full of my distributive share in the land fund of Ludwick Vadon decd in this cause as heir of John Sneed decd and ordered to be paid me by decree of Smith County Court in this cause which is here refered to. This the 13th day of March 1871  Virginia T Williams By BP Williams attorney in fact            Test JB Jordan  RA Sneed                Ack

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared before me BFC Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County the forgoing Receptor B.P. Williams with whom I am personally acquainted and acknowledged the execution of the forgoing receipt for the purposes therein contained on the day it bears date.   Witness my hand at office March 13th 1871     BFC Smith Clk

 

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BJ Vadon and others VS Jessie Hughes and others{

Received of EW Turner former clerk & comr in this cause twelve dollars and twenty four cents also of John P Yelton former clerk &c & Successor to said Turner in said office forty four dollars & twenty cents in the above cause also of B.J. Vadon thirty eight dollars and fifty four cents. It being the full amount due my wards in this cause towit Cornelia A and Melissa E Sneed minor children of John Sneed deceased which sum or Interest is ordered to be paid by decree of Smith County Court in the above cause which is here refered to. This 13th day of March 1871        B.P. Williams Guardian for Cornelia A & Melissa E. Sneed                          Test JB Jordan  RA Sneed  Ack

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared before me BFC Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County the forgoing Receptor B.P. Williams with whom I am personally acquainted and acknowledged the execution of the forgoing receipt for the purposes therein contained on the day it bears date.   Witness my hand at office March 13th 1871     BFC Smith Clk

 

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I Virginia T. (F) Williams of the County of Smith Tennessee do hereby nominate & appoint Baily P. Williams (my husband) of the same place my attorney in fact to demand, receive and receipt for me and in my name from John P. Yelton former Clerk &c of the Smith County Court and successor to E.W. Turner or from any other person or persons having the possession of the same or any part thereof or liable for the same, my distributive share comeing or due me as heir & distributee of my Father John Sneed Dec from the fund arising from the sale of the lands of Luderick Vaden Dec by virtue of a decree or decrees of the Smith County Court the same being the one half of one sixth interest in said fund or land fund which was purchased by the said John Sneed (my father) in his life time of Andrew Hughes & Clement Hughes sons & heirs and distributes of Catherine Hughes daughter of the said Loderick Vaden Dec and all necessary receipts Bonds & acquitances for me and in my name to execute for and about the premises. I do further empower my said attorney to sue for & receive the same or any part thereof and for that purpose to employ such counsel or other aid as he may need and to do all other things necessary to accomplish the objects of this power at my expense and charge. And I do hereby ratify and confirm all lawful acts and doings of my said attorney in the premises as fully as if I was present and doing the same myself.                This March 11th day 1871    Virginia L. Williams

State of Tennessee Smith County} To William L Kemp Esquire you are hereby authorized and empowered to take the examination of Virginia L. Williams privately and apart from her husband (Baley P. Williams) relative to the free execution of the within instrument or power of Attorney and the same is taken to certify under your hand and seal it appearing satisfactorily that she is unable to appear before the Clerk of the County Court.

 

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Witness B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee at office this 10th day of March 1871         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} S.S.           Virginia T. Williams wife of Bailey P. Williams having personally appeared before me and having by virtue of the authority in me vested, been examined privately and apart from her said husband and she having acknowledged the due execution of the within instrument or Power of Attorney by her freely, voluntarily and understandingly without compulsion or constraint by her said husband and for the purpose therein expressed, the same is therefore certified.

Witness my hand & private seal having no official seal this the 11th day of March 1871        WL Kemp Justice of the peace for Smith County Tenn

State of Tennessee Smith County} I, B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of Power of Attorney & certificate as on file in my office       Witness my hand at office March 29th 1871 B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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I Samantha D Jordon of the County of Smith & State of Tennessee do hereby nominate and appoint John B. Jordon (my husband) of the same place my attorney in fact to demand, receive & recept for me and in my name from John P. Yelton former Clerk of Smith County Court & successor to E.W. Turner former Clerk of said Court and from the said E.W. Turner or any other person or persons having possession of or liable for the same or any part thereof my distributive share comeing to me as heir & distributee of my father (John Sneed Dec) from the fund arising from the sale of the lands of Loderick Vaden Deceased by virtue of decrees of the Smith County Court the same being the one half of one sixth interest in said fund or land purchased by the said John Sneed my father in his lifetime of Andrew Hughes & Clement Hughes sons of Catherine Hughes, daughter & heir of the said Loderick Vaden Deceased, and all necessary receipts, Bonds & acquittances for me & in my name, to execute for and about the same. I do further empower my said Attorney to sue for & receive the same or any part thereof and for that purpose to employ such counsel or other aid as he may need; and to do all other things necessary to accomplish the objects of this power at my expense & charge. And I do hereby ratify & confirm all lawful acts & doings of my said attorney in the premises as fully as if I were present and doing the same myself.             This March 11th 1871           Samantha D Jordon

State of Tennessee Smith County} SS             To William L Kemp Esquire                you are hereby authorized and empowered to take the examination of Samantha Jordon privately and apart from her husband (John B. Jordon) relative to her free execution of the within instrument or Power of Attorney and the same so taken to certify under your hand and seal it appearing to the satisfaction of the Clerk Co.Co. that she is unable to appear before him.

 

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Witness B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee at office this 10th March 1871      BFC Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County}   Samantha A. Jordon wife of John B. Jordon having personally appeared before me and having by virtue of the authority in me vested been examined privately & apart from her said husband and she having acknowledged the due execution of the within instrument or Power of Attorney by her freely, voluntarily and understandingly without compulsion or constraint by her said husband and for the purpose therein expressed, the same is therefore certified.

Witness my hand & private seal having no official seal this the 13th day of March 1871        WL Kemp Justice of the Peace for Smith County Tenn

State of Tennessee Smith County} I, B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the Power of Attorney & certificate as on file in this office               March 29th 1871                Witness BFC Smith Clk at office       BFC Smith Clk

 

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N.M. Adams admr & other VS: James Marshall & others} O Bill to sell land            Received of John P. Yelton former Clerk & Commissioner of Smith County Court Four Hundred & nine dollars & 74 cts in full of the distributive share of Edwin Marshall Desc arising from the sale of the real estate of his father Josiah Marshall Dec sold by decree of the Smith County Court in the above case. This April 8th 1871               RC Sanders Admrs of Edwin Marshall Decd

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared before me…R.C. Sanders…Witness my hand…BF.C. Smith clk

 

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We, Lucinda C. Russell Widow of William C Russell Levi J. Fuller and Levi J. Fuller Guardian of the minor heirs of John T. Fuller deceased and Thomas A. Anderson Elizabeth Kent & Jones Fuller of the County of Williamson State of Illinois, and each of us both Jointly, separately & singly, do hereby nominate & appoint Joseph Kent of the same place our Attorney in fact to demand receive for us and in our names from John P. Yelton former Clerk & Commissioner and successor to E.W. Turner former Clerk & or any other person having possession of or liable for the same our distributive shares arising from proceeds of the lands of Isham Fuller deceased late of Smith County Tennessee which was sold by a decree of the Smith County Court, for a distibution of the proceeds thereof among those entitled, in case of James Gill of Smith County adm & others vs Mary Fuller & others also of Jas Gill adm of Isham Fuller Deceased our distributive share arising from the personal estate of said deceased that is in his hands or that he is otherwise liable for & we do further empower him our said Attorney to execute all necessary receipts, bonds & acquitances for us and in our names respectively for and about the same, which shall be as binding when done upon each of us, as if we were present and doing the same ourselves.  We do further empower our said Attorney to sue for and receive the same or any part thereof and for that purpose to employ such Counsel or other aid as he may need and to do all other things necessary to accomplish the object of this power at our expense and charge.            And we do hereby ratify and confirm all the lawful acts and doings of our said Attorney in the premises as fully as if we were present and doing the same ourselves.          In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands this 30th day of December A.D. 1870.       Lucinda C Russell (her x mark)  Levi J. Fuller  Levi J. Fuller guardian  Thomas A. Anderson  Elizabeth Kent  Jones Fuller              Witnesses W.N. Eubanks  John R Edington

State of Illinois Williamson County} SS          Personally appeared before me

 

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J.W. Samuels Clerk of the County Court of said County Lucinda C. Russell, Levi J. Fuller both for himself and in the capacity of Guardian for the minor heirs of John T. Fuller Deceased, Elizabeth Kent and Jones Fuller & Thomas A. Anderson the within named bargainors with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that they executed the within instrument for the purpose therein contained.     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at office in Marion this 30th day of December A.D. 1870  J.W. Samuels clk

 

State of Illinois Williamson County} SS          I James M. Spain Judge of the County Court for the county aforesaid hereby certify that J.W. Samuels whose genuine signature is affixed to the foregoing probate or certificate or acknowledgement was at the date of the same, Clerk of the said Court, lawfully inducted therein and is yet Clerk, and that he is properly authorized to take such acknowledgements, that all his official acts are entitled to full faith and credit and that he is the Keeper of the seal of said Court.            Witness my hand this 31st day of December A.D. 1870 James M Spain Co Judge

 

State of Illinois Williamson County} SS          I J.W. Samuels Clerk of the County Court aforesaid do hereby certify that James M Spain whose genuine signature is affixed to the foregoing certificate was at the date of the same and is now the presiding Judge of said County Court duly commissioned and qualified as such and that all his official acts are entitled to full faith and credit as such.        Given under my hand and official at office in Marion this 5th day of January A.D. 1871 J.W. Samuels Clerk

 

State of Illinois Williamson County} And Elizabeth Kent wife of said Joseph Kent having appeared before me J.W. Samuels Clerk of the County Court of said

 

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County privately and apart from her husband, the said Elizabeth Kent acknowledged the execution of said instrument to have been done by her freely, voluntarily and understandingly, without compulsion or constraint from her said husband and for the purpose therein expressed.           Witness J.W.Samuels Clerk of said Court at office this 7th day of February 1871     J.W.Samuels clerk of Williamson County Court

 

State of Illinois Williamson County}                I James M Spain Judge of the County Court for the county aforesaid hereby certify that J.W. Samuels whose genuine signature is affixed to the foregoing certificate of privily examination of Elizabeth Kent one of the foregoing obligors is and was at the date or time of signing the same Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid, lawfully inducted therein and that he is legally authorized to such acknowledgements, that all his official acts are entitled to full faith and credit and that he is the Keeper of the seal of said County Court and that his signature as appears to said privy examination or the certificate thereof is genuine.             Witness my hand this 8th day of March 1871  James M Spain Judge of the County Court of Williamson County Illinois

 

State of Illinois Williamson County} SS          I J.W. Samuels County Clerk in & for the County and state aforesaid do hereby certify that James M. Spain whose genuine signature appears to the last foregoing certificate was at the time of signing the same and is now the presiding Judge of the said County Court, duly elected and qualified as such and that all his official acts are entitled to full faith and credit.             Given under my hand and official Seal at office in Marion this 8th day of March 1871 J.W. Samuels Clerk

 

A true copy           Witness  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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State of Tennessee Smith County} I, B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid hereby certify that the foregoing Power of Attorney and certificate are true copyes of the original  Witness my hand at office March 22nd 1871                BFC Smith Clk

 

James Gill admr of Isham Fuller Dec & others VS: Mary Fuller & others} O Bill to sell lands

Received, March 24th 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tenn & successor to John P. Yelton former Clerk &C One Hundred and Eleven dollars & 65 cents the distributive share of Susan E, Gill who was a child of Sarah Fuller Dec who was a child and heir of Isham Fuller Decd arising from the sale of the real estate of said Isham Fuller Dec, sold by decree of the County Court of said County and distributed under the order of said Court.                Jas Gill    Susan E. Gill

 

State of Tennessee Smith County{ Personally appeared…James Gill and Susan Gill…also personally appeared before me Susan E. Gill…wife of the said Jas Gill, privately and apart form her said husband…

Witness my hand at office this March 24th 1871             B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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James Gill adms & others VS: Mary Fuller & others} O Bill to sell Land

Received, March 24th 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court Tenn & successor to John P. Yelton former Clerk of said Court &C Two Hundred and nine dollars & 86 cents in full of my distributive share as a child and heir of Isham Fuller Decd arising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold by decree of the County Court of said Court and distributed under the order of the said Court.               Thomas Fuller

 

State of Tennessee Smith County{ Personally appeared…the foregoing Receptor…

Witness my hand at office March 24th 1871     B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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James Gill adms & others VS: Mary Fuller & others} O Bill to sell land

Received of BFC Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County of Smith and successor to John P. Yelton former Clerk &C Six Hundred and Twentynine dollars & 58 cents in full of the distributive share of ourselves in our own right and as the purchasers of the share of Henry Fuller all of whom are children & heirs of Isham Fuller Decsd arising from the sale of the real estate of said Deceased, sold by decree of the Smith County Court and distributed under the order of the said Court made in the above case. This March 24th 1871       Mary Fuller           Frances (x) Fuller (x = her mark)         Test        Thos Fuller            Henry Fuller

 

State of Tennessee Smith County{ Personally appeared…Mary Fuller & Frances Fuller…

Witness my hand at office March 24th 1871     B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Jas Gill adms & others VS: Mary Fuller & others} O Bill to Sell Land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee & successor to John P. Yelton former Clerk &C Two Hundred & Twenty three dollars & 31 cents in full of my distributive or the distributive share of Elizabeth Kent who was a daughter & heir of Isham Fuller deceased arising from the sale of the real estate of said Deceased, sold by decree of Smith County Court pronounced in the above case & distributed under the orders of said Court      Elizabeth Kent By her Attorney in fact Joseph Kent     Joseph Kent

 

State of Tennessee Smith County{ Personally appeared…Joseph Kent…as Attorney for Elizabeth Kent and also for himself…

Witness my hand at office March 24th 1871     B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Jas Gill adms & others VS: Mary Fuller & others} O Bill to Sell Land

Received March 24th 1871 of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee & successor to John P. Yelton former Clerk in said office One Hundred & Eleven three dollars & 65 cents in full of the distributive share belonging to Thomas A. Anderson a child and heir of Sarah Anderson formerly Sarah Fuller who was a child of Isham Fuller deceased arising from the sale of the real estate of said Deceased, sold by decree of Smith County Court pronounced in the above case & distributed under the order of said Court             Thomas A Anderson By Attorney in fact Joseph Kent

 

State of Tennessee Smith County{ Personally appeared…Joseph Kent…

Witness my hand at office this March 24th 1871             B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Jas Gill adms & others VS: Mary Fuller & others} O Bill to Sell Land

Received March 24th 1871 of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee & successor to John P. Yelton former Clerk &C Thirtyone dollars & 90 cents in full of the distributive share of Lucinda C. Russell who was a child and heir of Nancy Fuller who was a child & heir of Isham Fuller deceased arising from the sale of the real estate of said Deceased, sold by decree of Smith County Court & distributed under the order of said Court      lucind C Russell By Attorney in fact Joseph Kent

 

State of Tennessee Smith County{ Personally appeared…Joseph Kent…as Attorney in fact for Lucinda C Russell…

Witness my hand at office March 24th 1871     B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Jas Gill adms & others VS: Mary Fuller & others} O. Bill to Sell Land

Received, March 24th 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & successor to John P. Yelton former Clerk &C Thirtyone dollars & ninety cents in full of the distributive share of Levi J. Fuller who was a child and heir of Nancy Fuller Dec who was a child & heir of Isham Fuller Deceased, arriseeing from the sale of the real estate of Isham Fuller Decs sold by decree of Smith County Court pronounced in the above case & distributed under the order of said Court      levie fuller By his Attorney in fact Joseph Kent

 

State of Tennessee Smith County{ Personally appeared…Joseph Kent…as attorney in fact for Levi Fuller…

Witness my hand at office March 24th 1871     B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Jas Gill adms & others VS: Mary Fuller & others} O Bill to Sell Land

Received, March 24th 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee & successor to John P. Yelton former Clerk of said Court &C Thirtyone dollars & 90 cents in full of the distributive share of the minors heirs of John Fuller decs who was a child of Nancy Fuller dec who was a child and heir of Isham Fuller dec. arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold by decree of Smith County Court pronounced in the above case and distributed under the order of said Court Joseph Kent Attorney in fact for Levi J. Fuller – Guardian of John Fullers heirs

 

State of Tennessee Smith County{ Personally appeared…Joseph Kent…as Attorney in fact for Levi J. Fuller…

Witness my hand at office this March 24th 1871             B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Thomas Fisher adms VS John Vaden & others} O. Bill to sell land in Smith County Court

Received of John P. Yelton former Clerk and Commissioner of the Smith County Court and successor to E.W. Turner former Clerk & Commissioner in the above case Ten dollars & thirty cents in full of the distributive of Martha Dyer (now Martha Hallum) ariseing from the sale of the lands of my grand Father William Hallum Decs, Sold by decree of the Smith County Court, the above sum was given to me Rachel Hallum now Rachel Davis, by deed of gift from Martha Dyer This Feb 24th 1871         Rachel Davis assignee of Martha Dyer            Attest JL. Alexander

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Rachel Davis…separately & apart from her husband…

Witness my hand at office March 24th 1871 B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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John H Ligon Adr &C VS IN Parker & others} Received of John P Yelton former clerk & commissioner & successor to EW Turner in office $46 ?/00 in the above cause arising from the sale of the lands of Caleb Gammon Decd under & by virtue of decrees of the Smith County Court, this 10th day of April 1871              JH Ligon Adr &C by John S McMurry Atty

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.S. McMurry…

Witness my hand at office April 10th 1871 BFC Smith Clk

 

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State of Tennessee County of Giles} Know all men by these presents that we Thomas J Lester and his wife Eliza J. Lester of said County & State do hereby nominate and appoint George R Glover of the County of Smith in the State of Tennessee our agent and attorney in fact to collect from the Clerk of the County Court of said County of Smith any moneys now in his hands or which may hereafter may come into his hands from the Sale of lands belonging to the estate of Robt. J. Glover deceased the Father of the Said Eliza J. Lester & which is coming to her in her own right as his heir at Law & distributee. We also authorize our said agent & attorney in fact to take any and all necessary steps to collect said moneys by suit or otherwise & execute therefor all necessary receipts for the same wether it be for money arising from the Sale of lands or from the Sale of personal property.

We hereby ratify and confirm all the lawful acts & doings of Said agent & Attorney in fact which Shall be as binding on us both Jointly & severally as if we were personally present & transacting said business in person.

In testimony whereof we hereunto set our hands & Seal. This 29th day of December A.D. 1870           Thomas J. Lester  Eliza J. Lester

 

State of Tennessee Giles County} Personally appeared before me Clerk of the County Court of Said County Thomas J. Lester one of the within named parties Executing the foregoing instrument with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he executed the within instrument for the purposes therein contained. And also Mrs. Eliza J. Lester with whom I am also personally acquainted the wife of the said Thomas J. Lester, having appeared before me privately & apart from her husband, the Said Thomas J. Lester acknowledged the execution of the Said deed to have been done by her freely voluntarily and understandingly, without compulsion or constraint from her Said husband, and for the purposes therein expressed. Witness DA Wilborn Clerk of our Said Court at office this 29th day of December 1870  Hance H. A----- Clerk by Alfred H. Abernathy D. Clerk

 

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State of Tennessee Smith County} I, J.M. Fisher Deputy Clerk of the County Court aforesaid hereby certify that the foregoing Power of Attorney and certificate are true copys of the original

Witness my hand at office April 17th 1871       J.M. Fisher D.Clerk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Know all men by these presents that I James Marshall of the County of Madison and State of Missouri do hereby nominate and appoint Moses S. Woodmore of the County of Smith and State of Tennessee my true and lawful attorney in fact to demand collect and receive for me and in my name from any Peerson or Persons having possession of or liable for the Same any and all moneys or other property or things that may now or hereafter be due and coming to me from the estate both Real and Peresonal or proceeds thereof of my Father Josiah Marshall deceased late of the County of Smith and State of Tennessee and all necessary receipts bonds and acquitances for me and in my name to execute for and about the Same. I do further empower my Said Attorney to Sue for and receive the Said or any part thereof and for that purpose to employ such Counsel or other aid as he may need and to do and perform all other acts and things necessary to accomplish the objects of this power at my expense and charge and I do hereby ratify and confirm all the lawful acts and doings of my said attorney in the premises as fully as if I were present and doing the Same myself.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal, this the 23rd day of May 1870 James Marshall     Witness  John W. Holt  William Kearby

 

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State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…on the 9th June 1870 Wm Kearby one of the Subscribing witnesses…deposed that he was acquainted with James Marshall…And also personally appeared before me on this the 8th day of April 1870 John W. Holt the other Subscribing witness…deposes that he is acquainted with…James Marshall…

Witness my hand at office this April 1871       BFC Smith Clerk

 

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B.J. Vadan & others VS Jessee Hughes & others} O. Bill to Sell land &e in Smith County Court

Received of EW Turner fifteen dollars & 80 cents and of John P Yelton former clerk & com of Smith county court twenty dollars and of BJ Vadan forty eight dollars and nineteen cents in the above cause as assignee of Jessee Hughes It being a part of his interest in the land fund of Lodwick Vadan deceased & Sold by decree of the Smith County Court and ordered to be distributed by decree of said court in the above cause This May 12th 1871            HB McDonald

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…H.B.McDonald…

Witness my ahnd at office this May 12th 1871                B.F.C. Smith Clerk  J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

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Know all men by these presents that I Oliver Alexander do hereby make, constitute, and appoint, Leroy H. Cage and Harrison H. Vaughn my true and lawful attorneys in fact for us, and in our names to Subscribe to and assign our names as Security to an Executor’s Bond for Felix McFarland Executor of the Estate of Lewis McFarland Deceased in the County Court of Smith County State of Tennessee for the Sum of five thousand Dollars. And we do hereby ratify and confirm all the lawfull ats and doings of Said Cage and Vaughn or either of them in pursuance of the power and authority hereby communicated as fully as if we were to do the Same ourselves this the 1st day of April 1871                Oliver Alexander  W.J. Lyle               Attest  GJ Coppidge

 

State of Tennessee Haywood County} Personally appeared…W.J. Lyle and Oliver Alexander…

Witness my hand at office this 3rd day of April A.D. 1871            J.L. Poston Clerk

 

A true Copy          J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} I JM Fisher Deputy Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid hereby certify that the foregoing Power of Attorney and certificate are true copys of the original

Witness my hand at office this June 5th 1871  BFC Smith Clerk  By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

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State of Texas County of Bell} Whereas by the last Will & testament of Lewis McFarland late of the county of Smith & State of Tennessee each of his children & Legatees were to receive equal portions of his estate & by the provisions of Said will, Felix McFarland one of the Legatees was to receive certain negro Slaves at their fair value, which when set apart to him amounted to the Sum of Three Thousand one hundred & five Dollars which was then supposed to be about equal to his distributive Share. And the Said Felix McFarland purchased other Negroe Slaves belonging to the estate of Lewis McFarland to the amount of one thousand three hundred & eighty dollars together amounting to the Sum of Four thousand four hundred & eighty five dollars which exceeds by a considerable amount the distributive Share to which the Said Feliz is entitled of Said estate. And the Said Negro Slaves by the results of the late war have been freed & wholly lost to the said Felix.

Now, know all men that I Wilson Y. McFarland of the County of Bell & State of Texas a son of said Lewis McFarland & one of the legatees under his said will because the said Felix has been unfortunate in his Said legacy & purchase of negro Slaves aforesaid & for the further consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid do by these presents release discharge & acquit my said brother Felix McFarland from the payment of any & all sums of money which he may be due & owing to the estate of my said Father & which may be coming to me as legatee as aforesaid for & on account of Said Negro Slaves which were allotted or valued to him & purchased by him as aforesaid over & above this distributive Share of Said estate

Witness my hand & seal at Belton Texas this 29th day of April A.D. 1868 W.Y.(G.) McFarland            Witness  James Leach  Wm Ludlow

 

State of Texas Bell County} Wilson Y.(G.) McFarland…personally came before me…acknowledged that he Signed Sealed & delivered to Felix McFarland the discharge & acquitance…In testimony whereof I hereunto Set my hand & affix the Seal of said court at office in Belton this 29th day of April A.D. 1868           James Leach Clerk C.C. Bell Co

 

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State of Texas Bell County} I Lewis Elgin Sole presiding Judge…certify that James Leach is & was at the date of the above certificate Clerk of the county court…

Witness my hand & seal of County Court of Bell Co at Belton this 30th day of Alril A.D. 1868             Lewis Elgin County Judge

 

State of Texas Bell County} I James Leach clerk…certify that Lewis Elgin is sole presiding judge…of Bell County…

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hands & affix the seal of Said Court Done at office in Belton on this 30th day of April A.D. 1868   James Leach Clk. C.C. Bell Co.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} I, J.M. Fisher Deputy Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid hereby certify that the foregoing Release & certificate are true copies of the original

Witness my hand at office June 6th 1871          BFC Smith Clerk  By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

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J.E. Foust Administrator VS Wm McClanahan}             Received July 3rd 1871 of John P. Yelton former clerk of Smith County Court and commissioner in the above cause Forty three dollars & 15 cts in full of my distributive Share arising from the Sale of the lands of my Grandfather William Cormon Decd. Sold by decree of Smith County Court.    TL Cormon            Attest  Anderson Williams  Calvin Beasley

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…TL. Cormon…

Witness my hand at office July 3rd 1871           BFC Smith Clk By J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

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N.W. Phillips adms vs M.F.V. Barney & others} O Bill

Received July 3rd 1871 of B.F.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner in this case fifty four dollars & fifty cents in full of the balance due me of said land fund as decreed by the Smith County Court in the above case under the terms of compromise now on file in the County Court of Smith County $54.50        Dellilah E Barry     Acknowledged 3rd July 1871

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Dellilah E. Barry…

Witness my hand at office July 3rd 1871           B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Received of N.W. Phillips Twentyfive dollars & twentyfour cents in full of the funds in his hands due the estate of JH Barry Dec             Delilah E. Barry     July 3rd 1871

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Delilah E. Barry…

Witness my hand at office July 3rd 1871           B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Josiah Baird & others VS Wm Baird & others} O Bill to sell land

Received July 21st 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner in the above case Nine dollars & Eighty seven /2 cents as a part of the proceeds of the land fund arising from the first note given for said Land. I being a daughter of Reuben Baird Decd who was an heir & son of Josiah Baird Decd              Hanner P. Vier       Test  J.R. Hibbitt  W.B. Pettie

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Hannah P. Vier…

Witness my hand at office July 21st  1871        B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Josiah Baird et als VS Wm Baird et als} O Bill to sell Land.

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner in the above case Fourteen dollars & Eighty one cents the amount due me of the land fund arising from the sale of the Dower tract belonging to the estate of Josiah Baird Decd Sold and distributed by decree of Smith County Court pronounced in the above case. Said sum being a part of my distributive share in said estate, as a grand child of Mary Campbell formerly Mary Baird who was a daughter of Josiah Baird Decd. This July 24th 1871    Rept $14.81            Z.T. Cox by J.H. Baird Atty in fact for J.B. Campbell Guardian for Z.T. Cox

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.H. Baird attorney for Z.T. Cox by his guardian J.B. Campbell…

Witness my hand at office this July 24th 1871  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Josiah Baird Et als VS: Wm Baird Et als} O. Bill to sell land.

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner of Smith County Court in the above case Eighty Eight  dollars & Eighty eight cents as a part of my distributive share arising from the sale of the dower tract of land of the estate of Josiah Baird Sr Decd sold by decree of Smith County Court and distributed under the orders of said Court. Said amount being due me as a son & heir of Josiah Baird Sr Decd. This July 24th 1871        JH Baird  Rept $88.88

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing receptor…

Witness my hand at office this July 24th 1871  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Josiah Baird it als VS: Wm Baird it als} O Bill to sell land.

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Eighty Nine  dollars & 77 cents in full of my distributive share arising from the sale of the dower tract of land belonging to the estate of Josiah Baird Sr Decd, sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court in the above case. said amount being due me as a son & heir of said Josiah Baird Sr Decd. This July 19th 1872          Jesse H. Baird  $89.77

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.H. Baird…

Witness my hand at office July 19th 1872         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Power of Attorney Recorded in Adm Rept Book C page 285

Josiah Baird Et als VS: Wm Baird Et als} O Bill to sell land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner of the Smith County Court in the above case Thirtyfive dollars & fiftyfour cents being a distributive share of Mary Sanderson & Susan Bruce who were grand daughters & heirs of Josiah Baird Sr. Dec said fund arising from the sale of the Dower tract belonging to said estate and sold by decree of Smith County Court This July 24th 1871             Josiah Prowell Attorney in fact for Mary Sanderson & Susan Bruce  $35.54

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Josiah Prowell…

Witness my hand at office July 24th 1871         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

 

Josiah Baird Et als VS: Wm Baird Et als} O Bill to sell land

Received of B.F.C. Smith, Clerk and Commissioner of Smith County Court in the above case Seventeen dollars & seventyseven cents it being a part of the amount due me as a grandson & heir of Josiah Baird Sr. Dec. arising from the sale of the Dower of said estate of said Baird Sr Decd, Sold and distributed under the order of said County Court.        Josiah Prowell  This July 24th 1871

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Josiah Prowell…

Witness my hand at office July 24th 1871         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Power of Atty recorded in Registor office Book BB page 574 & 5

Josiah Baird Et als VS: Wm Baird Et als} O Bill to sell land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Eightyeight dollars & eightyeight cents as a part of my distributive share as a child and heir of Josiah Baird Sr. Dec. arising from the sale of the dower tract belonging to the estate of said Baird Decd sold & distributed under the orders of the Smith County Court. This July 24th 1871        Edmon Francis  Susan Francis By the J.T. Prowell Their Attorney in fact $88.88

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.S. Prowell attorney in fact for Edmon Francis & Susan Francis…

Witness my hand at office July 24th 1871         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Josiah Baird Et als VS: William Baird Et als} O Bill to sell land

Received of BFC Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Nine dollars & eightyseven cents as a part of my distributive share as a grand daughter of Josiah Baird Sr. Dec arising from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to said estate sold & distributed under the order of Smith County Court. This July 26th 1871      Mary E Blackburn

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Mary E. Blackburn…

Witness my hand at office July 26th 1871         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Josiah Baird Et als VS: William Baird Et als} O Bill to sell land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case Nine dollars & eightyseven cents as a part of my distributive share as a grandson of Josiah Baird Sr. Dec arising from the sale of the Dower tract belonging to said estate sold & distributed under the orders of Smith County Court. This July 26th 1871 Rueben Baird

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Rueben Baird…

Witness my hand at office July 26th 1871         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Josiah Baird Et als V.S: William Baird Et als} O Bill to sell land

Received of BFC Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case Twelve dollars & sixtynine cts as a part of my distributive share as a daughter of Sarah Garrison Dec who was a daughter & heir of Josiah Baird Sr. Dec arising from the sale of the dower tract of land of said estate sold & distributed under the orders of the Smith County Court. This July 31st 1871            Nancy C Clarke     $12.69

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Nancy C. Clarke…

Witness my hand at office July 31st 1871         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 92

 

Josiah Baird Et als VS: William Baird Et als} O Bill to sell land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Seventeen dollars & 77 cents as a part of my distributive share as a son of Hannah Prowell who was a daughter of Josiah Baird Sr. Dec and an heir and distribute of said estate, said fund arising from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to said estate, sold and distributed under the orders of the Smith County Court. This July 31st 1871  $17.77   Thomas Prowell

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Thomas Prowell…

Witness my hand at office July 31st 1871         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 93

 

Power of Attorney

Know all men by these presents, that I, Sarah E. Harlan wife of Thomas J. Harlan of the County of Smith and State of Tennessee, have made constituted and appointed Thomas J. Harlan of Smith Tenn my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name, place & stead to collect and receive and receipt for all and any moneys due me from the estate of Mary A.E. McCall Dec, arising from the sale and division of the real estate of said Mary A.E. McCall Decd giving and granting unto my said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and purposes as I might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution and revocation. hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney or substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 29th day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventyone  Sarah E. Harlan       Sealed & delivered in the presence of W.H Cheek  L. F Evans

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Before me B.F.C. Smith the undersigned authority, personally came Sarah E. Harlan to me well known and produced the within Power of Attorney and acknowledged the Sign and sealing thereof to be her own free binding act & deed for the uses, purposes & objects therein contained and at length set forth

Witness official seal & signature at office in Carthage Tenn this 29th day of July A.D. 1871  BFC Smith Clerk Smith County Court

 

A true & perfect copy Attest BFC Smith Clk

 

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Josiah Baird Et als VS: William Baird Et als} O. Bill to sell Land.

Received August 3rd 1871, of, B.F.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case Seventeen dollars & seventyseven cents as a part of my distributive share as a son of Hannah Prowell Decd who was a daughter of Josiah Baird Sr. Dec arising from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to said estate, sold & distributed under the orders of this Court.               A.J. Prowell           $17.77

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…A.J. Prowell…

Witness my hand at office this August 3rd 1871             B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 95

 

Received of T. H Armstead administrator of the Estate of A.W. Stinson deceased Two Hundred and Seventyfive dollars my ratable part of what has been collected of the moneys comeing to me from the hands of said administrator up to this May 10th 1869 from my father estate AW Stinson              Joseph Steelman attorney in fact for Polly Stinson        Test  James P. McKey  W.B. Pickering

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…James P. McKey & W.B. Pickering subscribing witnesses…depose that they are acquainted with the receptor Joseph Steelman…

Witness my hand at office this August 18th 1871           B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 96

 

Josiah Baird et als VS: William Baird Et als} O Bill to sell land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case Nine dollars & 87 cents as a part of my distributive share out of the Dower interest in the real estate of Josiah Baird Sr decd, as a daughter and heir of Ruben Baird Dec who was a son & heir and distributee of the said Josiah Baird dec, said fund arising from the real estate sold & distributed under the orders of Smith County Court. This August 11th 1871     Martha F Brazwell

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Martha F. Brazwell…

Witness my hand at office August 11th 1871   B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 97

 

Received of T.H. Armstead administrator of the Estate of A.W. Stinson, Two Hundred & Seventy five dollars my ratable part of the money collected and comeing to me from the estate of my father A.W. Stinson from the said administrator up to date May 10th 1869            Joseph Steelman Attorney in fact for JW. Busby Matilda Busby & Polly Stinson  Test  James P. McKey  W.B. Pickering

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…James P. McKey & W.B. Pickering subscribing witnesses…depose they are acquainted with the receptor Joseph Steelman…

Witness my hand at office August 18th 1871   B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 98

 

$1208.42/

Received Dixon Springs Tenn August 21 1871 of W.S. Alexander Executor of the will of James McMurry Decd Twelve Hundred Eight & 42/100 dollars in full of a legacy comeing to my Deceased wife Elizabeth Stephens from the estate of her deceased father James McMurry by decree of the Chancery Court said legacy was settled upon Elizabeth Stephens in her lifetime and in the case of her death upon her children Bettie & Emily Stephens – She being dead the legacy is now the property of Bettie & Emily Stephens children of John & Elizabeth Stephens and I receipt for the same as their guardian.              J.E Stevens            Witness James N Scott  J.W Glasgow

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…James N Scott & J.W. Glasgow subscribing witnesses…depose that they are acquainted with the receptor J. E. Stevens…

Witness my hand at office this August 23rd 1871           B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 99

 

PM Lancaster & others VS: J.R. Smith & others} O Bill to sell land in Smith County Court

Received of John P. Yelton former Clerk & Commissioner of Smith County Court and successor to E.W. Turner former Clerk & Commissioner of Smith County Court Eight dollars & twenty five cents in full of my distributive share ariseing from the proceeds of the sale of the lands of my Grandfather Wm A. Lancaster deceased I being a son of Nancy Powell decd and she being a daughter of Wm A Lancaster dec, sold by decree of Smith County Court in the above case this September 2nd 1871  Sterling Powell      Attest  James R. Bradford  D.J. Lych

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Sterling Powell…

Witness my hand at office this September 2nd 1871       B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Received, October 31st 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk my fee in the case of the estate of Tempe Coats of one dollar & fifty cents as shown in Minute Book J page 373 date September term 1871      DJ Lynch

 

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$579.30/

Received July 20 /71 of W.S. Alexander Executor of the estate of James McMurry deceased, five Hundred & Seventy nine dollars & 30 cents the ballance and in full of my interest in the estate of my deceased Father Jas McMurry.                Thos D. (his x mark) McMurry          Witness  HP. Field  Lue C Alexander  George Beal

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…L.C Alexander & George Beal subscribing witnesses to the foregoing receipt of Thos. D. McMurry…depose they are acquainted with the receipter…

Witness my hand at office this August 7th 1871             B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Received Aug 3/71 of WS Alexander Executor of the will of James McMurry Deceased Three Hundred & Ninety dollars & 57 cts the ballance in full of the amount due to me from the estate of my deceased Father James McMurry                James A. McMurry              Witness  L.C. Alexander  John C. Cox

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…LC Alexander & John C Cox subscribing witnesses…depose they are acquainted with the receiptor James A McMurry…

Witness my hand at office this Aug 7th 1871   B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Received, July 20th 1871, of W.S. Alexander Executor of the estate of James McMurry Decd Eight Hundred & Twenty eight & 25/100th dollars balance and in full of my interest in the estate of my deceased father James McMurry

$828.25/100            S.E. Johnson  J.A. Johnson                Witnesses  GM Allen  JN. Scott  JW Glasgow

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.N. Scott & J.W. Glasgow…subscribing witnesses…depose they are acquainted with the above receiptors S.E. Johnson & J.A. Johnson…

Witness my hand at office this September 18th 1871      B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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State of Tennessee County of Giles} Know all men by these presents that we Thomas J. Lester and his wife Eliza J Lester of said County & State do hereby nominate and appoint George R. Glover of the County of Smith in the State of Tennessee our agent and attorney in fact to collect from the Clerk of County Court of said County of Smith any money now in his hands or which may hereafter may come in his hands or which may hereafter may come into his hands, from the sale of land belonging to the Estate of Robt J. Glover deceased, the father of the said Eliza J Lester and which is comeing to her in her own right as his heir at law & distributee. We also authorize our said agent & attorney in fact to take any and all necessary steps to collect said money by suit or otherwise and execute therefor all necessary receipts for the same, whether it be for money arising from the sale of land or from the sale of personal property.

We hereby ratify & confirm all the lawful acts & doings of said agent and attorney in fact, which shall be as binding on us both Jointly & severally as if we were personally present & transacting said business in person.

In testimony whereof we hereunto set our hands & seals. This 29th day of D3ecember A.D. 1870       Thomas J. Lester  Eliza J. Lester

 

State of Tennessee Giles County} Personally appeared…Thomas J. Lester…and also Mrs Eliza J. Lester,…the wife of the said Thomas J. Lester having appeared before me privately and apart from her husband…done by her freely, voluntarily & understandingly, without compulsion

 

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Or constraint from her said husband…

Witness D.A. We----(*name has hashmarks through it) Clerk of our said Court at office this 29th day of December 1870                Horace H S----- clk By Alfred H Abernathy D.Clk

 

Estate of Tempie Coats, decd.

 

Received of B.A. James and of the securities of John Simpson as administrator of Tempie Coats, decd. Fifty dollars of our interest in said Estate. This 18th day of September, 1871        George W. Taylor for himself, & as Guardian for Candace P. & Nancy M. Taylor, Martin V. Blackford & wife Martha, & Mary Taylor by their Attorney in Fact. W.H. DeWitt.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.H. DeWitt…

Witness my hand at office this September 18th 1871      B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Received of John E. Webb one of the Executors of the estate of Isaac Webb deceased fifty one dollars & 74 cts. being in full of the whole of my Share of the personal estate of Said Isaac Webb under his will. This 25th September 1871.                Hiram Lyles  G Emma Lyles

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Hiram Lyles…And G. Emma Lyles, wife of Said Hiram Lyles having appeared before me privately and apart from her husband…made by her freely, voluntarily, and understandingly without compulsion or constraint from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office this Sept 25th 1871 J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Received of John E. Webb one of the Executors of the estate of Isaac Webb Decd fifty one dollars & 74 cts being in full of the whole of my Share of the personal estate of said Isaac Webb under his will. This 25th September 1871                WH Beasley  H.D. Beasley

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.H. Beasley…And H.D. Beasley, wife of said W.H. Beasley having appeared before me privately and apart from her husband…made by her freely, voluntarily, and understandingly without compulsion or constraint from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office this Sept 25th 1871 J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

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Received of John E. Webb one of the executors of the estate of Isaac Webb decd fifty one dollars & 74 cts being in full of the whole of my Share of the personal estate of said Isaac Webb under his will. This 25th September 1871                Ann M. Norwood By Hiram Lyles Attorney in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Hiram Lyles attorney in fact of Ann M. Norwood…

Witness my hand at office this Sept 25th 1871 J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Received September 26th 1871, of Jo E. Faust administrator of the estate of Thomas McClanahan Decd Two Hundred & Seventysix dollars & 20 cts, less one dollar & twentyfive cents for recording this receipt it being the amount due said estate from said Administrator on final settlement  B.F.C. Smith Clk  $274.95/100

 

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Received, September 26th 1871, of BFC Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County the following notes, Receipts & evidences of debt belonging to the estate of James Haynie Dec which notes &C were turned over to said BFC Smith Clerk &C by the former Clerk John P. Yelton and also received of said Smith Clerk &C in cash Fifteen Hundred & Ninetysix ($1596.00) less fifty dollars allowed said Smith Clk &C for compensation, responsibility &C making the sum of Fifteen Hundred & fortysix dollars received. Said notes are to wit:

1 Note    vs: Robt Sanders  due August 5th 1850             to                                            $ 5.00

2 note     vs: James M Cox  Due March 1st 1862                                                              12.00

3 Note    vs: Harlan Smith   Due January 1st 1859                                                            14.25

4 Note    vs: Wm C Taylor  due Nov 26 1856                                                                   136.00

                Credited April 15th 1857 by cash                        $60.00                    

5 note     vs: L.C Winkler     due 23rd Nov 1860                                                                15.00

6 Note    vs: J.M. & M. Mathews      due Feb 12th 1859                                                  100.00

                Credited May 7th 1860                                          $70.00                    

7 Note    vs: A.C. Perkins    due July 25th 1845                                                 29.09

8 note     vs: A.C. Perkins    due Oct 4th 1843                                                                    15.00

9 note     vs: CG Nixon         due 28th Nov 1844                                                   4.61

10 note   vs: R.W. Mason   due January 1st 1861                                                             20.00

11 note   vs: A.J Piper          due Nov 1st 1860                                                                     8.00

12 Note  vs: Gregory & Oldham        due 15 June 1849                                                  16.00

13 Note  vs: James Shoulders & others           due April 12th 1859                               200.00

Rept for collection of claims vs: Litchford & Moorefield Signed

                H. Piper (Co—t) dated March 4th 1861              for                                           38.05

Rept of A. Trigg for collection of Claim vs: M.Sanderson Sept 3rd 1860   14.00

Recpt of A. Trigg for collection of claims bearing date 3rd Oct 1860

                amounting to                                                                                                        132.57

Rept of J.N Nixon for collection of notes dated June 3rd 1861

                amounting to                                                                                                        550.00

Rept of J.I. Richardson (co—t) for notes amounting to (date June 19 1866)              60.00

Recpt of W.P.Bar—y for note of D.G. & M.C. Hankins (Hawkins)

date July 6 1868 amount due                                                                              123.30

                Said notes, & Receipts & cash have been turned over to me by B.F.C. S  mith clerk by order of Smith County Court      R.L. Duke Adm of James Haynie Decd

 

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Know all men by these presents That I, the undersigned James C. Denton of the town Parris, County of Lamar and state of Texas have this day made, constituted & appointed and do by these presents make, constitute & appoint Drew W. Denton (my Brother) in County of Smith and State of Tennessee my true & lawful attorney for me and in my name to sell and dispose of absolutely, in fee simple, the following described lot, tract or parcel of land or any part thereof situated, lying & being in the County of Smith and State aforesaid, to wit: the fifth part of a tract of land containing (230 acres) two hundred and thirty acres more or less, bounded as follows, on the South by the lands of Thos D. Denton & Hershel B. Wilson on the East by R.W. Denton’s heirs, on the North by Chap Violett, West by Thos. D. Denton all in District No 13 of Smith County and State of Tenn, for such price or sum of money and to such person or persons as he shall think fit and convenient and also for me and in my name and as my act and deed, to sign, execute, acknowledge & deliver such deed or deeds and conveyance or conveyances for the absolute sale and disposal thereof or of any part thereof with such clause or clauses, covenant or covenants and agreement or agreements to be therein contained as my said attorney shall think fit and expedient; hereby ratifying and confirming all such deeds, conveyances, bargains and sales, which shall at any time hereafter be made by said attorney touching or concerning the premises

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal on this 24th day of June 1871    J.C. Denton

 

State of Texas Lamar County} Before me…personally appeared

 

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J.C. Denton…

Given under my hand and official seal at Parris Texas on this the 24th day of June 1871         G.W. DeWitt Commissioner of Deeds for Tennessee in Texas

 

A true copy = attest  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

I, Andrew J. Prowell hereby nominate & appoint Josiah Prowell my attorney in fact to demand and receive of and from all persons indebted to me by note account or otherwise, in the state of Tennessee, the amount of my claims; and in receipts and other acquitances to execute in my name; and in case of failure to bring suit against them and prosecute the same in my name, and to employ counsel or agents at my expense He may also compromise or arbitrate any cases with them and do all other things which may be necessary in and about said business. And I do hereby ratify and confirm all the lawful acts and doings of Said Josiah Prowell in pursuance of the power and authority hereby communicated as fully as if I were to do them myself. This 18th day of September 1871          A.J. Prowell           Attest  T.Fisher  W.W Vaden            (Internal Rev Stamp 50cts)

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…A.J. Prowell…foregoing power of attorney…duly stamped is admitted to probate.

Witness my hand at office this September 18th 1871      B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 110

 

Charles F. Haynie Admn &C .v. Logan Kemp et als} O. Bill to sell land in Smith County Tennessee

Received of John P. Yelton former Clerk & Commissioner of Smith County Court thirteen dollars in full of the balance of the land funds sold by decree of Smith County Court in the above cause, after satisfying debts.

This October 2nd 1871          Wm Haynie           Attest  M. Starr  A. Oliver  Ak Oct 2nd 1871 Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…foregoing receiptor…

Witness my hand at office October 2nd 1871   B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 111

 

Josiah Baird Et als VS: William Baird Et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, October 5th 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Nine dollars & Eightyseven cents as a part of my distributive share as a grand daughter of Josiah Baird Ser deceased, arising from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to said estate, it being my part of the first land note, said Land sold by decree of Smith County Court in the above case and distributed under the orders of said Court                Amanda M (her x mark) Agee            Attest  J.H. Baird  T. M P Agee         $9.87

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Amanda M. Agee…

Witness my hand at office this October 5th 1871            B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Whereas by the Will of Labon Driver deceased the sum of one Hundred & fifty dollars is bequeathed unto J.K.P. Sewell & wife Matilda Sewell to be paid in three years without interest by Jepthah Driver, Daniel Driver & William Driver unto us the said J.K.P. Sewell & wife Matilda and the said Jepthah Driver having paid unto us the said J.K.P. Sewell & wife Matilda the sum of fifty dollars the receipt of which we hereby acknowledge and we having sold the remaining interest to W.C. Stewart for the consideration of one hundred dollars to us paid. Know all men therefore that we the said J.K.P. Sewell & wife Matilda Sewell hereby make, constitute & appoint the said William C. Stewart our attorney in fact to receive from the said Daniel & William Driver the said sum of one hundred dollars due & bequeathed us by the will of Labon Driver decd and to receipt for said sum of money in our names in as full & ample manner as we could do if present & acting ourselves & we do hereby ratify & confirm all the legal acts of our attorney in the premises        In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals on this the 10th day of October 1871.              J.K.P. (his x mark) Sewell                                Matilda (her x mark) Sewell Attest  F.M. McKee

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared… J.K.P. Sewell & wife Matilda Sewell…also personally appeared before me Matilda Sewell wife of the said J.K.P. Sewell privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office October 10th 1871  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Received of John E. Webb one of the Executors of the estate of Isaac Webb decd Fifty one dollars & 74 cents being in full of the whole of my share of the personal estate of said Isaac Webb under his will, as shown in the settlement. This October 16th 1871         E.A. Johnson  W.H. Johnson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared… W.H. Johnson & wife E.A. Johnson…also personally appeared E.A. Johnson wife of the said W.H. Johnson privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office this October 16th 1871          B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

David Fry VS: Lenard Fry & others} O Bill to sell land in County Court

Received, October 23rd 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case, Fifty-two dollars & Seventy five cents in full of the distributive share, arrising from the first land note, due Belinda Cooksey as the heir & daughter of Henry Fry decd, said fund arrising from the sale of the real estate of said Henry Fry sold & distributed under orders from the Smith County Court in the above case    $52.75/    James Cooksey  Belinda Cooksey

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared… the foregoing receiptors…also personally appeared before me Belinda Cooksey wife of James Cooksey privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office this Oct 23rd 1871  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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David Fry VS: Lenard Fry & others} O Bill to sell land in Smith County Court

Received, October 23rd 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above cause Fifty-two dollars and Seventy five cents in full of the distributive share of Celiana E. Ballinger an heir and daughter of Henry Fry decd, in the first land note, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said Fry Decd, sold and distributed under the decree of Smith County Court pronounced in the above cause. $52.75/ H.B. Ballinger  Salena E. Ballinger

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared… H.B. Ballinger & Wife Salena E. Ballinger…also personally appeared before me Selena E. Ballinger wife of said H.B. Ballinger privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office October 23rd 1871  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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David Fry VS: Lenard Fry & others} O. Bill to sell land in Smith County Court

Received, October 23rd 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above cause, Fifty-two dollars & Seventy five cents in full of my distributive share, in the first land note as a son & heir of Henry Fry decd, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said Fry decd sold & distributed under a decree pronounced by the Smith County Court in the above cause              $52.75/    B.S. Fry

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared… B.S. Fry…

Witness my hand at office October 23rd 1871  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Estate Henry Fry Decd        Received October 23rd 1871 of B.S. Fry administrator of the estate of Henry Fry deceased Nineteen dollars & 64/100ths dollars in full of my distributive share of the personal estate of said deceased due me from said Administrator including amt received as rents.             $19.64/    James Cooksey  Belinda Cooksey

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared… the foregoing receiptors…also personally appeared Belinda Cooksey wife of said James Cooksey privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office October 23rd 1871  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Estate Henry Fry Decd        Received October 23rd 1871, of B.S. Fry administrator of the estate of B.S. Fry dec, Nineteen dollars & 64 cents in full of my distributive share arrising from the sale of the personal estate & rents in the hands of said administrator due me on his final settlement.     $19.64     H.B. Ballinger        S.E. Ballinger

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared… the foregoing receiptors…also personally appeared before me S.E. Ballinger wife of H.B. Ballinger privately and apart from her husband…

Witness my hand at office October 23rd 1871  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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David Fry VS: Lenard Fry & others} O. Bill to sell land

Received, October 28th 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case, Fifty-two dollars and Seventy five cents in full of my distributive share in the first land notes for land sold belonging to the estate of Henry Fry Decd as a son & heir of said Henry Fry decd said land sold & distributed under a decree of Smith County Court. $52.75/   David Fry

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…David Fry…

Witness my hand at office October 28 1871    B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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David Fry VS: Lenard Fry & others} O Bill to sell land

Received, October 28th 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case, Fifty two dollars & Seventy five cents in full of the distributive share of Elizabeth Deadmon who was a daughter & heir of Henry Fry decd in the first note executed for the purchase of the real estate of said deceased sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court pronounced in the above case          $52.75/    John Dedman  Elizabeth (her x mark) Dedman

Ack Oct 28 /71

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John Deadman & wife Elizabeth Deadman…and also personally appeared Elizabeth Deadman wife of said John Deadmon privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office October 28th 1871  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Estate Henry Fry Decd        Received October 28th 1871, of B.S. Fry administrator of Henry Fry deceased Nineteen dollars & 64 cents in full of the distributive share of Elizabeth Deadmon a daughter & heir of Henry Fry Decd arrising from the proceeds of the sale of the personal estate of said including the rents &c which have come into the hands of said administrator.               $19.64.    John Dedmon  Elizabeth (her x mark) Deadmon

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John Deadman & wife Elizabeth Deadman…and also personally appeared Elizabeth Deadman wife of the said John Deadmon privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office October 28th 1871  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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David Fry VS: Lenard Fry & others} O Bill to sell land

Received, October 28th 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case Fifty two dollars & Seventy five cents in full of the distributive share of John L. Harris & wife Ann Harris, the said Ann Harris being a daughter & heir of Henry Fry deceased said amount being the distributive share of the first note executed for the purchase money arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold & distributed by decree of  Smith County Court pronounced in the above case      $52.75/    N.W. Philips assignee of J.L. Harris & wife Ann Harris

Deed of conveyance dated January 8th 1870  Probated January 10th 1870  Registered in Deed Book No 1 page 316 (516) Smith County

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…N.W. Phillips…

Witness my hand at office October 28th 1871  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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David Fry VS: Lenard Fry & others} O Bill to sell Land

Received, November 18th 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case Fifty two dollars and Seventy five cents in full of the distributive share of John W. Fry a son and heir of Henry Fry deceased, said amount being the distributive share of said John W. Fry out of the first note for the land sold in this case belonging to the estate of said deceased, sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court pronounced in this cause.

$$52.75/                  N.W. Philips assignee of J.W. Fry

Deed to N.W. Phillips dated 15 January 1870  Registered Book No 1 page 322  Note Book B – page 161

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…N.W. Phillips…

Witness my hand at office this November 18th 1871      B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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David Fry VS: Lenard Fry & others} O Bill to sell Land

Received, November 18th 1871, of B.F.C. Smith Clk of Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case Fifty two dollars and Seventy five cents in full of the distributive share of James E. Fry a son and heir of Henry Fry deceased, arrising from the sale of the lands belonging to the estate of said deceased, said amount being the distributive share of said J.E. Fry in the first land note, said land sold and distributed under a decree of Smith County Court pronounced in the above cause.       N.W. Philips assignee of Samuel Allison         Deed from J.E. Fry to Sam Allison Registered in Book No 1 page 241 

Deed S. Allison to N.W. Phillips Book No 1 page 322 dated January 15th 1870

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Reciptor…

Witness my hand at office this November 18th 1871      B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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This agreement made and entered into between Felix McFarland of the one part and John McFarland, Eliza J. Elliot & John Elliot her husband legatees of the Estate of Louis McFarland deceased. Witnesseth – That the said Felix McFarland one of the Legatees of said Estate and in accordance with the will of the deceased, received negro property to the value, by valuation of Four Thousand, four hundred & Eighty five dollars ($4485.00, Thirty one hundred & five dollars by special bequest and thirteen hundred and eighty by purchase – by provision of the will, bearing six per cent interest for two years – which several sums amount to a larger amount than the distributive share of each legatee. Now we John McFarland & Eliza J. Elliot with her husband John Elliot for ourselves our heirs and assigns – In the spirit of compromise, having in view the principle of Equity & Justice and in accordance with the spirit and intuition of the Testator and in consideration that the negro property received by the said Felix McFarland legatee proved to be to him valueless from causes not within his control and from the further consideration of One Hundred and Sixty five dollars and sixty cents in hand paid, do hereby relinquish to the said Felix McFarland all claim & demand from him for whatever amount he the said Felix McFarland may be due said estate over and above his distributive share of said estate coming to us the said John McFarland & Eliza J. Elliot with her husband John Elliot as our distributive shares of the same as legatees – It is especially understood and agreed that the above instrument of relinquishment has reference and applies solely to the negro property received by the said Felix McFarland as a bequest and by purchase             Witness our hands and seals this the 24th January 1868               John McFarland  Eliza J. Elliot  John Elliot

 

State of Mississippi County of Yellobush} Before me J. C. Branum…personally appeared…

 

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John Elliot and his wife Eliza J. Elliot…and the said Eliza J. Elliot wife of the said John Elliot…separate and apart from her said husband…her voluntary act and deed, freely without any fear threats or compulsion of her husband.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office this 6th day of September A.D. 1871        J.C. Branum Clk

 

State of Mississippi County of - } I Dewitt Stearns…certify that J.C. Branum…for the County of Yalabusha…duly qualified and commissioned…

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 29th day of Sept AD 1871  DeWitt Stearns, Chancellor

 

State of Mississippi County of Yelobusha} I J.C. Branum…certify that DeWitt Stearns…duly qualified and

 

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Commissioned…

Witness my hand and seal of office this Sept 29 A,D, 1871         J.C.Branum Clk

A true copy attest                B.F.C. Smith

 

Received January 1st /72 of W.S. Alexander Executor of the estate of James S. McMurry deceased Twelve Hundred and Eight dollars & 42 cents in full of a legacy comeing to me from the Executor of my deceased Father James McMurry               Robt (his x mark) McMurry                Witness  JW Glasgow  JN Scott

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.W. Glasgow & J.N. Scott subscribing witnesses…depose they are acquainted with the bargainor Robt McMurry…

Witness my hand at office this January 4th 1872             BFC Smith Clk

 

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Estate E.J. Board deceased                 Received, January 4th 1872, of W.A. Turner Administrator of Emily J. Board deceased Three Hundred & fifty three dollars & 55 cents in full of our distributive share of the personal estate of said E.J. Board deceased, having accounted on settlement for one colt as an advancement at the price of twenty five dollars     $353.55/100            C.P. Evans  J.W. Evans

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.W. Evans and Wife C.P. Evans…also C.P. Evans wife of said J.W. Evans appeared before me privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness BFC Smith clerk at office this January 4th 1872                BFC Smith Clk

 

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Estate E.J. Board decd                         Received, January 4th 1872, of W.A. Turner Administrator of E.J. Board decd Three Hundred & Seventy eight dollars & 55 cents in full of my distributive share of the personal estate of E.J. Board deceased $378.55/                                H.C. Terry

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…H.C. Terry…

Witness my hand at office this January 4th 1872             BFC Smith Clk

 

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The State of Texas Hopkins County} Know all men by these presents that I French S. Vaden of Said County and State, and a son of Samuel T. Vaden deceased and Grandson of Loderick Vaden deceased, both late of the County of Smith in the State of Tennessee do by these presents constitute and appoint my Uncle Henry Strother of said County of Smith in said State of Tennessee, my true and lawful agent and attorney in fact, for me and in my name to ask for, demand and receive from the administrator or Executor (or other person having the same in charge) of the estate of the said Loderick Vaden deceased, all money, property and effects due and comeing to me from said estate as a son of said Samuel T. and Grandson of said Lodwick Vaden deceased, and to give receipts and full acquittances therefore as I could or might do if personally present. Hereby ratifying and confirming all the acts of my said attorney in fact done in pursuance hereof.

Witness my hand and seal, using a Scroll for a seal this the 11th day of October A.D. 1871                   F.S. Vaden

 

State of Texas Hopkins County} Before me R.H. Beals…personally came F.S. Vaden…

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my official Seal at office in Sulphur Springs this the 12 day of Oct 1871   R.H.Beale Notary Public H.C.T.

 

State of Texas Hopkins County} I JM Ashcroft Dist Clerk…certify that R.H. Beale…duly elected and commissioned…

Witness my hand and official Seal at office in Sulfur Springs this Oct 12th 1871.      J.M. Ashcroft Dist Clk Hopkins Co. Texas

 

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State of Tennessee Smith County} I BFC Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid hereby certify that the foregoing Power of Attorney and certificate are true copies of the original.       Witness my hand at office January 12, 1872   B.F.C. Smith clerk

 

B.J. Vaden & others VS Jesse Hughes & others} O Bill to Sell Land &c in Smith County Court

Received of EW Turner fourteen dollars & 8 cents and of John P. Yelton former Clerk & Commissioner of Smith County Court Thirty Six dollars & 55 cents in the above cause as Assignee of Jesse Hughes. It being a part of his interest in the land fund of Lodwick Vaden deceased & sold by decree of the Smith County Court and ordered to be distributed by decree of said Court in the above cause.                This January 12th 1872         FS Vaden by Henry Strother Atty in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Henry Strother…

Witness my hand at office this January 12th 1872           B.F.C. Smith By JM Fisher D.C.

 

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Received of Samuel A Armistead Administrator of the estate of Thomas Minton decd Sixteen dollars & 61 cents in full of my Share coming to me as heir of said Thomas Minton Decd.              This January 18th 1872         W.W. Minton

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.W. Minton…

Witness my hand at office this January 18th 1872           B.F.C. Smith Clerk By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Received of Samuel A. Armistead Administrator of the estate of Thomas Minton decd Sixteen dollars & 61 cents in full of the Share of W.F. Minton going to him as one of the heirs of Thomas Minton Decd.     This January 18th 1872                W.W. Minton

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.W. Minton…

Witness my hand at office this January 18th 1872           B.F.C. Smith Clk, By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

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Received of Samuel A. Armistead Administrator of the estate of Thomas Minton decd Forty nine dollars & 84 cents in full of the Shares coming from said estate to my wards to wit: John Minton Augustus Minton & Josiah Minton, minor children of the said Thomas Minton Decd.          This January 18th 1872         W.W. Minton Guardian

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.W. Minton…

Witness my hand at office this January 18th 1872.          B.F.C. Smith Clerk, By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Receipt of T.J. McFarland Adms &C

Received, Oct 3rd 1871, of Felix McFarland surviving executor of the estate of Louis McFarland deceased Eight Hundred dollars as a part of the distributive share of John McFarland Deceased in the estate of Louis McFarland Deceased               T.J McFarland, Admstr of the Estate of John McFarland Dec.

A true copy Attest, B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Received Sept 7th 1871, of Felix McFarland Executor of the estate of Louis McFarland deceased five Hundred dollars it being the amount overdrawn by the said McFarland in the negro property as the share of G.L. Davidson

John Elliot  Eliza Elliot  Joint guardian for Geo L Davidson

A true copy – Attest B.F.C. Smith

 

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T.H. Armistead & others VS: David Stinson & others} O. Bill to sell land

Received, February 13th 1872, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner in Smith County Court in the above case one Hundred & thirty six dollars as a part of the distributive share of Mary L. Patterson a daughter & heir of A.W. Stinson deceased in the fund ariseing from the sale of the land belonging to said estate by decree of Smith County Court in the above case and distributed under the orders of the said County Court. Mary S. Patterson By Jno Hallum Attorney in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John Hallum…

Witness my hand at office Feb 13 1872            B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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W.P. Glover & others VS: Fannie E. Glover & others} O Bill to sell land

Received, March 12th 1872, of BFC Smith Clerk & Commissioner in the above case Two Hundred & Twentynine dollars and 43 3/8 cents in full of my distributive share, arising from the sale of the real estate of R.J. Glover deceased, sold by decree of Smith County Court and distributed by a decree of said Court pronounced at the March term 1872 distributing said fund.    $229. 43 3/8 /100   HM Glover

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…H.M. Glover…

Witness my hand at office March 12th 1872     B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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W.P. Glover & others VS: Fannie E. Glover & others} O Bill to sell Land

Received, March 12th 1872, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & Thirty dollars and 78 1/2 cents in full of the distributive share of W.P. Glover arising from the sale of the real estate of R.J. Glover dec, sold by decree of Smith County Court and in the above case and distributed by decree of said Court at the March term 1872.

$130. 78 ½ cents  GR Glover assignee of W.P. Glover

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receptor…

Witness my hand at office March 12th 1872     B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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W.P. Glover & others VS: Fannie E. Glover & others} O Bill to sell land

Received, March 12th 1872, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & Forty six dollars and 15 3/8 cents in full of the distributive share of Fannie E. Glover arising from the sale of the real estate of R.J. Glover dec sold by decree of Smith County Court, and distributed by a decree of said Court at the March Term 1872

$146. 15 3/8 /100  G.R. Glover assignee of Fannie E. Glover

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…G.R. Glover…

Witness my hand at office March 12 1872       B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

W.P. Glover & others VS: Fannie E. Glover & others} O Bill to sell Land

Received, March 12th 1872, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & Eightyfive dollars and 23 3/8 cents in full of my distributive share arising from the sale of the real estate of R.J. Glover dec, Sold by decree of Smith County Court and distributed by decree of said Court pronounced at the March Term 1872

$185. 23 3/8 /100  G.R. Glover

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…G.R. Glover…

Witness my hand at office March 12th 1872     B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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W.P. Glover & others VS: Fannie E. Glover & others} O. Bill to sell Land

Received, March 12th 1872, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner in the above case, Sixty six dollars and 93 cents and Eight dollars and 12 cents interest accrued on the land notes in full of the distributive share of Eliza J. Lester arising from the sale of the real estate of R.J. Glover dec sold by decree of Smith County Court and distributed by a decree of said Court pronounced at the March Term 1872

$75. 05/100  Eliza J. Lester by G.R. Glover Attorney in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…The foregoing Receiptor…

Witness my hand at office this March 12th 1872             B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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W.P. Glover & others VS: Fannie E. Glover & others} O Bill to sell Land

Received, March 12th 1872, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner in the above case Sixteen dollars and 14 cents in full of my distributive share out of the rents arising from the real estate of R.J. Glover decd – and decreed to be paid to me by the Smith County Court at the March Term 1872

$16. 14 /100  W.P. Glover

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing bargainor…

Witness my hand at office in Carthage This March 12th 1872      B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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State of Arkansas County of Dallas}  Know all men by these presents that we, John L. Walsh and Louisa Walsh formerly Louisa Owens and Milton Adair and Josephine Adair formerly Josephine Owens and Samuel H. Jones and Tincy Jones formerly Tincy Owens and Wm S. Young and Rebecca Young formerly Rebecca Owens and Wm Owens and Malcum Owens of Said County of Dallas, have made and constituted and appointed, and by these presents do make constitute and appoint Wm N Suit of the County of Smith in the State of Tennessee, our true and lawful Attorney for us and in our names place and Stead to Sell and convey by deed in fee simple all of our interest in the estate of John Suit deceased whether real or personal: of said County of Smith and State of Tennessee giving and granting to our said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever required and necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully and to all interests and purposes as we might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution and revocation hereby ratifying and confirming all that our said Attorney or his Substitute Shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof  In witness whereof we hereunto Set our hands and Seals, this the Twenty Sixth day of December A.D. 1971

John L. Walsh  Louisa F. Walsh  Samuel H. Jones  Tincie A. Jones  Wm S. Young  Rebecca F. Young  W.S. Owens  M.G. Owens  Milton Adair  Josephine Adair

 

State of Arkansas County of Dallas}  On this the 6th day of January 1872 before me G.W. Mallett Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid personally and severally appeared John L. Walsh and Louisa F. Walsh his wife and Samuel H. Jones and Tincie A. Jones his wife and Wm S. Young

 

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And Rebecca F. Young his wife and Milton Adair and Josephine Adair his wife and William S. Owen and Malcom G. Owen all to me personally well known and Severally acknowledged that they executed the foregoing Power of Attorney for the uses and purpose therein mentioned and Set forth, And the said Louisa F. Walsh Wife of the said John L. Walsh and Tincie A. Jones Wife of the said Samuel H. Jones and Rebecca F. Young Wife of the said Wm. S. Young and Josephine Adair Wife of the said Milton Adair, on a private examination by me made apart from their said husbands Severally Acknowledged that they executed said power of Attorney freely understandingly and without fear or undue influence of their said husbands and I do hereby so certify                In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of office the day and year last above written  G.W. Mallett Clerk

 

State of Arkansas County of Dallas} I A.A. Sullenberger Judge…do hereby certify that G. W. Mallett…is the Clerk of the Several Courts of record…full faith and credit are due his acts as such.  Witness my hand as such Judge A.G. Sullenberger Judge

 

State of Arkansas County of Dallas}  I do certify that A.G. Sullenberger…is the Judge of the County and Probate Courts…full faith and credit are due his acts as such.          In Testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and Seal of office.  January 6th 1872  G.W. Mallett Clerk

A true copy  Attest  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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W.P. Glover & others VS: Fannie E. Glover & others}

Received, March 15th 1872, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner in the above case Fifty eight dollars and 98 cents in full of my distributive share, arising from the personal estate of my father Robert J. Glover decd and distributed by decree of the Smith County Court pronounced at March Term 1872.

$58.98  Fannie E. McDonald

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Fannie E. McDonald…

Witness my hand at office this March 15th 1872             B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Estate of E. J. Board  Received, March 25th 1872 of W.A. Turner Administrator of the estate of E.J. Board deceased Three Hundred & Seventy eight dollars and 55 cents in full of our distributive share out of the personal estate of E.J. Board dec paid us by said Administrator        $378.55   W.E. Sykes  Martha V Sykes

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.E. Sykes & Martha V. Sykes…And Martha V. Sykes wife of said W.E. Sykes…privately and apart from her said Husband…

Witness my hand, at office, March 25th 1872  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Estate of E. J. Board Decd  Received of W.A. Turner Administrator of the estate of E.J. Board dec Three Hundred & Twenty eight dollars & 55 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate said Decd having heretofore received $50.00 on said share.           J.F. Turner

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.F. Turne…

Witness my hand at office this March 6th 1874  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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W.P. Glover & others VS: Fannie E. Glover & others} O Bill to sell land

Received, March 28th 1872, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case Two Hundred and nine dollars & 65 cents in full of my distributive share in the estate of my Father R. J. Glover dec arrising from the sale of the land and also the personal estate paid me by said Clerk & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court

$209.65/100  Jackson (his x mark) Glover  Test GR Glover

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Jackson Glover…

Witness my hand at office March 28th 1872     B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Received April 12th 1872 of Anderson Williams Administrator of the estate of James C. Williams deceased one thousand and thirty two dollars in full of the distributive shares of Anderson Williams  C.W. West & wife Francis  BP Williams  DH Witt  Evaline Thomas & J.A. Thomas  L.J. Williams  H.R. Williams Jr  C.J. Witt  NJ Yeamon & wife Minerva F.  Uzzy J. Kemp & wife Martha E.  JL. Kemp & wife Virginia J.  S.E. Witt  James H. Williams  Asa Kemp & wife Polly A.  J.D. West & wife Martha E. & L.F. Williams children & heirs of said JC Williams Deceased Said amount being in full of both the real & personal estate of said deceased paid and distributed by said Administrator            LF Williams Assignee of all the above named heirs and in his own right.       LF Williams

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…LF Williams…

Witness my hand at office this April 12th 1872                B.F.C. Smith Clerk

 

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$44.73/    Received of Hiram Giles Administrator of the estate of Nancy Hogg deceased, Forty four dollars and Seventy three cents, it being my distributive share as heir in the estate of the said Nancy Hogg deceased and in the hands of said administrator as such. This 30th day of June 1871             Louisa R Cornwell                Test  E.W. Turner

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Louisa R Cornwell…

Witness my hand at office this April 20th 1872                B.F.C. Smith Clerk

 

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$163. 20/100           Received May 7th 1872 of T.H. Armistead Adminstrator of A.W. Stinson Decd. One hundred and Sixty three Dollars & 20c in full of my distributive Share of the personal property of said estate as Legatee of said A.W. Stinson Decd as shown in the Settlement of the Administrator bearing date April 19th 1872       Jno. R. Stinson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John R. Stinson…

Witness my hand at office this May 7th 1872  B.F.C. Smith Clk By JM Fisher D.C.

 

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This day I have received of B.J. Vaden Admr of Winston High Decd Fifty eight dollars & ninety five cents as part of the undersigned S.S. High distributive Share, who is a Grand son of said Decd. I hereby acknowledge that I have duly received of Said Vaden on said distributive Share and given receipts therefore at the following payments to wit: on the 29th April 1868 for Eighty one dollars & 73 cents and one other dated July 3rd 1868 for eight dollars & 55 cts which payments are hereby ratified  This 11th May 1872               S.S. High                Attest  J.T. High  L. Franklin

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…SS High…

Witness my hand at office this May 11th 1872                JM Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 147

 

This 11th day of May 1872 we have this day received of BJ Vaden Admr of Winston High Decd one hundred and forty four dollars and 45 cts as part of the distributive share of the undersigned J.A. Hawthorne who is now the wife of the undersigned E.P. Hawthorn and is a Daughter of Said deceased in the estate of said deceased, we also hereby acknowledge that we have duly received from said Vaden on said distributive shares and given him receipts therefor at the time the following payments to wit: on the 11th day of July 1868 for two hundred and seventy dollars and 75 cts and one other for thirty dollars & 20 cts bearing date 11th day of Jay 1870 which payments are hereby ratified this 11th day of May 1872  J.A. Hawthorne    Privy examined May 11th 1872

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.A. Hawthorn…and acknowledged that she executed the foregoing Receipt freely, voluntarily and understandingly…

Witness my hand, at office, May 11th 1872.     J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 148

 

This 11th day of May 1872. I have this day received of B.J. Vaden Admr of Winston High decd one hundred and forty four dollars & forty five cents, as part of the distributive share of the undersigned Caroline Richerson, who is a daughter of the Said decd, I hereby acknowledge that I have duly received of said Vaden on Said distributive Share and given him receipts therefore at the following payments to wit: Two hundred and forty five dollars and 09 cts on the 26th February 1867 and one other dated Sept 6th 1867 for Fifty eight dollars and one other dated Sept 18th 1869 for thirty dollars & 20 cts which are hereby ratified this 11th day of May 1872  Caroline Richerson  Attest L. Franklin  J.T. High

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing receiptor…

Witness my hand at office this May 11th 1872.               J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 149

 

This 11th day of May 1872. I have this day received of B.J. Vaden Admr of Winston High Decd one hundred and forty four dollars and 45 cents as part of the undersigned J.M. High distributive Share who is a son of Said deceased. I hereby acknowledge that I have duly received of Said Vaden on said distributive Share and given him receipts therefore at the following payments to wit: on the 11th day of July 1868 for two hundred and seventy dollars & 75 cts and one other dated 28th Oct 1869 for thirty dollars & 20 cts which payments are hereby ratified this 11th May 1872               J.M. High  Attest  J.T. High  SS High

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.M. High…

Witness my hand at office this may 11th 1872.                J.M. Fisher, D.C

 

Pg 150

 

This 11th day of May 1872. I have this day received of B.J. Vaden admr of Winston High Decd one hundred and forty four 45/100 dollars as part of the undersigned J.T. High Distributive Share, a son of Said deceased in the estate of said deceased. I hereby acknowledge that I have received from Said Vaden on Said distributive Share and given receipts therefor at the time the following payments to wit: on the 11th day of July 1868 for two hundred and Seventy dollars & 75 cts and one other on the 28th Oct 1869 for thirty dollars 20 cts which payments are hereby ratified this the above date            J.T. High  Attest  R.W. High  S.S. High

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.T. High…

Witness my hand at office this May 11th 1872.               J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 151

 

This 11th day of May 1872. I have this day received of B.J. Vaden Admr of Winston High Decd. Forty eight and 15 cts as part of the undersigned J.W. High distributive Share, who is a Grand Son of Said deceased. I hereby acknowledge that I have duly received of Said Vaden on said distributive Share and given him receipts therefor at the following payments to wit: on the 29th day of April 1868 for Eighty one dollars & 73 cents and one other dated July 3rd 1868 for eight dollars & fifty five cents, one other dated 18th May 1870 for ten dollars & 06. which payments I hereby ratify this 11th May 1872  J.W. High  Attest  R.W. High  J.T. High

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.W. High…

Witness my hand at office this May 11th 1872.               J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 152

 

This 11th day of May 1872. We have this day received of B.J. Vaden Admr of Winston High decd one hundred & forty four dollars & 45 cts as part of the undersigned Sarah Franklin who is now the wife of the undersigned Lewis Franklin and a daughter of said deceased in the estate of said deceased. We also hereby acknowledge that we have duly received from Said Vaden on said distributive Share and given receipts therefor at the time the following payments: to wit on the 11th day of July 1868 for two hundred and seventy dollars & 75 cts and one other on the 10th day of May 1870 for thirty dollars & 20 cts which payments are hereby ratified this 11th day of May 1872           Sally Franklin  L. Franklin 

Attest  J.T. High

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…L. Franklin…and Sally Franklin wife of Said L. Franklin…privately and apart from her husband…

Witness my hand, at office, this the 11th day of May 1872.          J.M. Fisher, D.C

 

Pg 153

 

This 11th day of May 1872. I have this day received of B.J. Vaden Admr of Winston High Deceased one hundred and forty four dollars & 45 cts as of my distributive share of the undersigned R.W. High who is a son of said decd. I hereby acknowledge that I have duly received of Said Vaden on said distributive Share and given him receipts therefore at the following payments to wit: on the 11th day of July 1868 for two hundred and Seventy dollars & 75 cts and one other dated 28th Oct 1869 for thirty dollars & 20 cts which payments are hereby ratified, this 11th day May 1872       R.W. High  Attest  L. Franklin  J.T. High

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…R.W. High…

Witness my hand at office this 11th May 1872                J.M. Fisher, D.C

 

Pg 154

 

Received of Edward S. Porter Executor of the last will and testament of Calvert Porter decd the following property which was devised to me by the said Calvert Porter deceased in his said will, to wit: two mules 1 cow & calf & one bedstead which sted costs six dollars              This Oct 10th 1867 Sarah H. Porter     Test  J.J. Gregory  L.W. Ballow

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.J. Gregory & L.W. Ballow…they are acquainted with Sarah H. Porter…

Witness my hand at office the April 1st 1872                   B.F.C. Smith Clk  By J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 155

 

Int Rev. 50 cts       Know all men by these presents that we John Price, Peremelia Price, Gideon Price, Permelia M. Bourne and husband John C. Bourne of the County of Graves in the state of Kentucky do hereby nominate and appoint Walter A. Beasley of the County of Smith and State of Tennessee our Attorney in fact for us and in our name to demand and receive from John P. Yelton formerly County Court Clerk of Smith County Tennessee and from Benjamin J. Vaden Administrator of Peggy Beasley deceased any and all monies that may be in their hands or either of their hands due either or all of us wether the same be coming to us from the Sale of the real estate of which Johnson Beasley died seized and possessed and which by his will descended to us at the death of his widow Peggy Beasley or wether the same be proceeds of personal property to which we or either of us are entitled as devisees or distributes of Peggy Beasley deceased and we hereby authorize our said attorney to execute all bonds, receipts acquitances in our or each of our names that may be necessary for the proper execution of this Power. We do further empower our said attorney to sue for and receive the same or any part thereof and for that purpose to employ such counsel as he may need and to do all other things necessary to accomplish the objects of this Power at our expense and charge.  And we do each of us hereby ratify and confirm all the lawful acts and doing of our said attorney in the premises, as fully as if we were present and doing the same ourselves.      In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands this the 7th day of May 1872       John Price  Permelia (her x mark) Price  Permelia (her x mark) M. Bourne  J.C. Bourne  Gideon Price

 

State of Kentucky Graves County} Personally appeared…John Price  Gideon Price and John C. Bourne. Permelia Price and Permelia M. Bourne…

 

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The said Permelia Price, wife of the said John Price, and the said Permelia M. Bourne, wife of the said John C. Bourne having appeared before me, privately and apart from their said husbands…

Witness my hand, as Clerk of the Said Court, at office under official Seal. This 7th day of May 1872  C.J. Whittemore C.G.C.C.

 

State of Kentucky Graves County}  I, W.W. Robertson Judge…certify that C.J. Whittemore…is and was at the time of signing…legally elected and qualified Clerk…this the 7th day May of 1872             W.W. Robertson J.G.C.C.

 

State of Kentucky Graves County}  I, C.J. Whittemore Clerk…certify that W.W. Robertson…is and was at the time of signing of the same Judge…duly commissioned and qualified…

Witness my hand as Clerk of the County Court of Graves County Kentucky at office this 7th day of May 1872                C.J. Whittemore C.G.C.C.

A true Copy  Attest  BFC Smith Clk

 

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W.A. Beasley et als VS. Albert Hackett et als} Received of John P. Yelton former clerk and commissioner of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee Five hundred and nine dollars & 46 cts it being in full of our interest in his hands as said former clerk of the proceeds of the sale of the real state of Johnson Beasley Deceased sold by order of the County Court of Smith County for distribution among the heirs of Johnson Beasley Deceased. Two hundred and fifty four dollars & 73 cents of said amount being the share of Permelia Price a daughter of the said Johnson Beasley Decd the other Two hundred and fifty four dollars & 73 cents being the share due to Permelia M. Bourne & Gideon Price who are the only children and heirs at law of Luticia Price decd who was a daughter of said Johnson Beasley deceased. This May 21st 1872  John Price  Permelia Price  Permelia M. Bourne  J.C. Bourne  Gideon Price  by their Attorney in fact Walter (his x mark) A. Beasley  Attest  James McClarin  M. Starr

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Walter A. Beasley…

Witness my hand at office this May 21st 1872 J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 159

 

Peggy Beasley’s Estate      Received of B.J. Vaden Administrator of Peggy Beasley Decd. Ninety nine dollars it being in full of our distributive Shares in the estate of Peggy Beasley Decd. Forty nine dollars & 50 cts of which is the distributive Share of Permelia Price who is a daughter of Peggy Beasley decd, and Forty nine dollars & 50 cts of which is the distributive Share of Permelia M. Bourne & Gideon Price the only children and distributees of Luticia Price Decd who was a daughter of Peggy Beasley Decd. This the 21st day of May 1872  John Price  Permelia Price  Permelia M. Bourne  J.C. Bourne  Gideon Price  By their Attorney in fact Walter (his x mark) A. Beasley

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Walter A. Beasley…

Witness my hand at office this May 21st 1872 J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 160

 

Joseph E. Sullivan & others VS. Henry Apple & others} O Bill to Sell Land.

Received of John P. Yelton former clerk & commissioner one hundred and Sixty dollars in full of the distributive share of Martha Sullivan minor heir of Ira L.S. Sullivan in his hands as former Clerk and Commissioner of the County Court of Smith County arising from the proceeds of the sale of the real estate of Ira S.L. Sullivan, deceased, made by order of the County Court of Smith County in the above cause. This 3rd day of June 1872      Henry C. (his x mark) Apple Guardian of Martha Sullivan  Test  Wm. B. Pickering  M.A. Pickens (Dickens)

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Henry C. Apple Guardian of Martha Sullivan…

Witness my hand at office this 3rd June 1872                  J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

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B.S. Cornwell’s Estate,  Received of James T. Allen Admr. of the estate of B.S. Cornwell decd. Four hundred and Six dollars and 17 cents in full of the distributive share of Rufus Cornwell, Jane R. Cornwell, Elizabeth Cornwell, F.C. Cornwell, Louisa Armisted, William Cornwell, Talitha Allen, I.N. West and Henry M. Cornwell. Children & heirs of said B.S. Cornwell Decd. Said amount being in full of both real and personal estate of said deceased paid and distributed by said Administrator     H.M. Cornwell assanee of all the above named heirs and in his own write  HM Cornwell

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…H.M. Cornwell…

Witness my hand at office this the 4th day of June 1872               J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 162

 

Recd. July 26/71 of W.S. Alexander Executor of the Estate of James McMurry Decd Nine hundred and Sixty Seven dollars & 92 cents the balance and in full of a Legacy coming to me from the estate of my deceased Father Jas McMurry               Mary F. McMurry                Witnesses  L.C. Alexander  H.S. Crain  RA Burford  D Burford

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…RA. Burford & D. Burford Subscribing witnesses…depose they are acquainted with the bargainor Mary F. McMurry…

Witness my hand at office this June 3rd 1872  J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

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Received of R.A. Burford Twelve thousand one hundred and two dollars & 32 cents in full of the amount of money or effects due to me from him as my Guardian as Shown by Settlement made with the County Court Clerk April 24th/72. All the interest accrued on Bonds Stock & notes Since the 24th day of April 1872 being turned over to me  D Burford   Witness  WS Alexander  JD. Allen

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…D Burford…

Witness my hand at office this June 3rd 1872  J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 164

 

Joshua Wilson, Wife & others  Exparte} Received June 15th 1872 of BFC Smith clerk of the Smith County Court and commissioner in the above cause Seventy eight dollars and fifty six cents in full of my distributive Share in the first land note as heir and distribute of John Roe, decd, arising from the sale of the real estate of said Roe decd sold and distributed under a decree pronounced by the Smith County Court in the above cause.  Joshua Wilson  Amanda J Wilson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Joshua Wilson & Amanda J. Wilson…And Amanda Wilson, wife of Said Joshua Wilson…privately and apart from her husband…

Witness my hand at office this the 15th day of June, 1872            J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 165

 

Joshua Wilson, Wife & others  Exparte} Received June 13th 1872 of BFC Smith Clerk of Smith County Court and commissioner in the above cause Seventy eight dollars and fifty six cents in full of my distributive Share in the first land note as heir of John Roe Decd, arising from the sale of the real estate of said Roe Decd sold and distributed under a decree pronounced by the Smith County Court in the above cause.  W.C. Norris Mary S. Norris

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…WC Norris…And Mary S. Norris wife of W.C. Norris…privately and apart from her husband…

Witness my hand at office this the 15th day of June 1872             J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 166

 

Joshua Wilson Wife & others  Exparte} Received of B.F.C. Smith clerk & commissioner in the above cause, Seventy eight dollars and fifty six cents in full of my distributive Share in the first land note, as heir and distributee of John Roe Decd arising from the sale of the real estate of said decd Sold and distributed under a decree pronounced by the Smith County Court in the above cause. This June 15th 1872  WA Wilson  Harriett H Wilson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.A.Wilson…And Harriett H. Wilson, wife of Said W.A. Wilson…privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office this June 15th 1872                J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Pg 167

 

Joshua Wilson Wife and others  Exparte} Received June 15th 1872 of BFC Smith clerk of Smith County Court and commissioner in the above cause. Seventy eight dollars & fifty six cents in full of my distributive Share in the first land note as heir and distributee of John Roe Decd, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said Roe Decd. Sold and distributed under a decree pronounced by the Smith County Court in the above cause.  Isaac N Payne  Sally A Payne

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Isaac N. Payne…And Sallie A Payne wife of Said Isaac N Payne…privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office this the 15th day of June 1872             J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 168

 

Joshua Wilson Wife & others  Exparte} Received of BFC Smith Clerk and commissioner in the above cause. Seventy eight dollars & fifty six cents the distributive Share of Ben T. Roe we being the purchasers of the same from the said Ben T. Roe taken written conveyance therefor and the same being ordered to be paid to us by decree of the County Court at its June Term 1872 in the above cause see Minute Book J Page 538 & 9. And it being his distributive Share in the first land note as heir and distributee of John Roe decd, arrising from the sale of land in the above cause This June 15th 1872  Joshua Wilson  W.C. Norris

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Joshua Wilson & W.C. Norris…

Witness my hand at office this the 15th day of June 1872             J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 169

 

Joshua Wilson Wife & others  Exparte} Received of BFC Smith clerk of Smith County Court and commissioner in the above cause. Six dollars & fifty five cents. The same being ordered to be paid me by decree of the County Court at its June Term 1872 in the above cause. See Minute Book J Page 538 & 9. This June 15th 1872  W.C. Norris

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.C. Norris…

Witness my hand at office this the 15th day of June 1872             J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 170

 

Joshua Wilson wife & others  Exparte} Received June 15th 1872 of BFC Smith clerk of Smith County Court and commissioner in the above cause. Eighteen dollars and thirty cents. The sum being ordered to be paid me by decree of the County Court at its June Term 1872 in the above cause. See Minute Book J Page 538 & 9. Joshua Wilson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Joshua Wilson…

Witness my hand at office this June 15th 1872                J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Estate Martha Wilkerson Decd} Received of James Ligon administrator of Martha Wilkerson deceased Thirty three dollars & 02 cents my interest in the estate of said Wilkerson decd this October the 25th 1871                J.P. Baker  Mary (her x mark) Baker Attest  E.H. Stallings

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.P. Baker & Wife Mary…and also appeared before me Mary Baker wife of said J.P. Baker privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office July 15th 1872         B.F.C. Smith clk

 

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Estate Martha Wilkerson decd          Received of James A. Ligon administrator. Thirty-three dollars & 02 cents my interest in my mother’s estate. I being one of the heirs of Martha Wilkerson decd this Sept 30 1871  Peter A. Wilkerson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County}   Personally appeared…Peter A. Wilkerson…

Witness my hand at office this July 15th 1872 B.F.C. Smith clk

 

Received of James A. Ligon Administrator of Martha Wilkerson Decd. All of my portion of said estate which is Thirtythree dollars & 2 cents this Sept 9th 1871         Louis D. Wilkerson              Attest, James T. Minton

 

State of Tennessee Smith County}   Personally appeared…Louis D. Wilkerson…

Witness my hand at office this July 15th 1872 B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 172

 

Estate Martha Wilkerson Decd         Received of James A. Ligon Administrator of Martha Wilkerson Thirtythree dollars & 02 cents in full of my interest in the estate of the same. this July 10th 1872  D. Wilkerson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County}   Personally appeared…D Wilkerson…

Witness my hand at office July 15th 1872         B.F.C. Smith clk

 

Received of James A. Ligon Administrator of Martha Wilkerson Ninety nine dollars & 06 cents in full of himself & two other heirs to wit:Lea & the Helmontaller heirs. This Feb 28th 1872  James B. Wilkerson  & J.B. Wilkerson Guardian

 

State of Tennessee Smith County}   Personally appeared…J.B. Wilkerson…in his own right and as guardian of Lea Wilkerson & the Heirs of Helmontaller…

Witness my hand at office July 15th 1872         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 173

 

Estate - Martha Wilkerson Decd       Received of James A. Ligon Administrator of Martha Wilkerson deceased Thirtythree dollars on the estate of said.Wilkerson, this Oct 26th 1871 E.H. Stallings  Mandy (her x mark) Stallings

 

State of Tennessee Smith County}   Personally appeared…Mandy Stallings…privately and apart from her husband…

Witness my hand at office July 15th 1872         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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The State of Arkansas County of Prairie}       Know all men by these presents that We Will G. Hazen, Fannie W. Hazen and S.E. Stinson of the County and State aforesaid and John H. Stinson of the State of Texas & County of Harrison, have this day made, constituted and appointed and do by these presents, make, constitute and appoint T.H. Armstead of the State of Tennessee and County of Smith, our true and lawful attorney, for us and in our stead, name and place to apply for, demand and receive from the person or Persons legally authorized to pay over the same all monies due us from or out of the Sale of the lands belonging to the estate of A.W. Stinson Deceased of the State of Tennessee and County of Smith, giving and granting to our said Attorney, full power & authority to do and perform each and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully, to all intents and purposes as we might or would do, if we were present, hereby ratifying and confirming all that our said Attorney shall lawfully do in virtue hereof.

In testimony whereof. Witness our hand and seals (using scrouls for seals) on this the 23rd day of April A.D. 1872       Will G. Hazen  Fannie M. Hazen  S.E. Stinson  Jno. R. Stinson

 

State of Arkansas County of Prairie}               Be it remembered…Will G. Hazen  S.E. Stinson  & Jno R. Stinson…

 

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Before me Fannie M Hazen wife of the said Will G. Hazen…In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of my office the 25th day of April 1872      S. Bilheimer Clerk By Joe H. Bilheimer D.C.

 

State of Arkansas County of Prairie}               I, Geo K. Morton Judge of the County & Probate Courts…certify that Stephen Bilheimer…is & was at the time of signing the same, the acting duly commissioned and qualified County Clerk…

Given under my hand as such Judge this 25th day of April 1872  Geo. K. Morton, Judge

 

State of Arkansas County of Prairie}               I, Stephen Bilheimer County Clerk…certify that Geo K. Morton…is and was at the time of signing the same, the acting, duly commissioned & qualified Judge…

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of my office this 25th day of April 1872              S. Bilheimer clerk By Jas H. Bilheimer D.C.

 

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State of Tennessee Smith County} I, B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid certify that the foregoing is a true copy of Power of Attorney & certificaters of officers

Witness my hand at office July 17th 1872         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 179

 

T.H. Armstead Adms of A.W. Stinson Decd & others VS: David Stinson & others} O.Bill to sell Land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & commissioner in the above case. Two Hundred dollars as a part of the distributive share of Jno. R. Stinson, S.E. Stinson, Fannie M. Hazen & Will G. Hazen heirs of Samuel Stinson decd who was a son & heir of A.W. Stinson decd, arising from the sale of the lands belonging to the estate of said A.W. Stinson Decd sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court in the above case. This July 17th 1872 T.H. Armistead Attorney in fact for Will G. Hazen  Fannie M. Hazen  S.E. Stinson & Jno. R. Stinson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…T.H. Armstead…

Witness my hand at office July 17th 1872         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 180

 

Josiah Baird “et als” VS: Wm Baird “et als”} O Bill to sell Land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case, One Hundred & Seventy eight dollars and Sixtyfive cents, less #1.25/ for recording this receipt, it being in full of the distributive share of Josiah Baird Jr. Decd who was a son & heir of Josiah Baird Sr. decd arising from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to the estate of said Josiah Baird Sr Decd, sold and distributed under a decree of Smith County Court pronounced in this cause. This July 19th 1872.     A. Gwaltney Administrator of Josiah Baird Jr. decd

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…A. Gwaltney administrator of the estate of Josiah Baird Jr. deceased…

Witness my hand at office July 19th 1872         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 181

 

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee, Seven dollars & 69 cents (less $1.25 for recording this receipt) being the amount in full due me as a daughter of James Matherson out of the amount of personal assets turned over to said Clerk by the Administrator Charles Matherson & paid me by said Clerk.  This July 24th 1872  $7.69  Nancy Bradley

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Nancy Bradley…

Witness my hand at office July 24th 1872         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 182

 

Joshua Wilson, Wife & others Exparte} O Bill to sell Land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and commissioner in the above case, One Hundred & twentyfive dollars the amount ordered to be paid me by decree of the Smith County Court MB II page 539 out of the fund collected on the first note given for the purchase of the land sold by decree of said Court in the cause. This July 26 1872       Nancy E Dirickson  D.S. Dirickson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…D.S. Derickson…and also personally appeared Nancy E Derickson wife of the said D.S. Derickson privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office July 26th 1872         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 183

 

Joshua Wilson, Wife & others Exparte} O Bill to sell Land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & commissioner in the above case, Seventyeight dollars & 56 cents in full of my distributive share in the first note executed the land sold in the above cause I being a daughter and distributee of John Roe Decd. This July 26th  1872             Nancy E Dirickson  D.S. Dirickson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…D.S. Derickson…and also personally appeared Nancy E. Dirickson wife of the said D.S. Derickson privately & apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office July 26 1872           B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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We Edmond Francis and Susan Francis of the State of Texas do make and appoint Josiah Prowell of the County of Smith Tennessee our true and lawful attorney in fact, for us and in our names to demand and receive from Josiah Baird Jr as Administrator of Josiah Baird Sr Decd any and all moneys that may be due from said administrator on a final Settlement of the estate of his intestate to which I the said Susan Frances may be entitled as child and heir at law of the said Josiah Baird Sr Decd and to demand and receive from the said administrator or the Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee, or any other person that may or hereafter have possession of the same any fund decending to me the said Susan Frances or the said Edmond Francis from said Susan and to demand and receive from said administrator or said County Court Clerk or any other person now having or that may hereafter have possession thereof any means that may now be due or may hereafter be due the said Susan Francis or her said husband arising from the sale or Sales already made or which may hereafter be made of any and all of the real estate of which the said Josiah Baird Senior Father of said Susan Francis, died seized and possessed of, or entitled. We do further authorize and empower our said agent or attorney in fact to execute any and all bonds, receipts, acquittances which may be necessary in and about the object hereof and to sign our names thereto and do all other acts necessary to carrey out the matter herein contained and if necessary to employ one more attorney under him &C We do ratify & confirm all the lawful writing & doings of our said agent in the premises as full as if we were present and doing the same ourselves.     In testimony whereof &C this September 21st 1866        Edmond Francis  Susan Frances

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…

 

Pg 185

 

Edmond Frances…and Susan Frances wife of Edmond Francis having appeared before me privately and apart from her husband…

Witness E.W. Turner Clerk of said Court at office this 21st day of September 1866  E.W. Turner Clk

Received at 4 O’clock P.M Sept 21st 1866 James P. McKee Reg.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} I W.B. Pettie Register of said County Certify that the foregoing Power of Attorney and Clerk certificate is a true copy as registered in my office in Book B.B. page 574. Witness my hand at office the 9th August 1872    WB Pettie Reg

 

A true copy attest  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 186

 

Josiah Baird “et als” VS: William Baird “et als”} O Bill to sell Land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case, Eighty-Nine dollars & 71 cents in full of the distributive share of Susan Francis & husband Edmond Francis, said Susan being a daughter and heir & distribute of Josiah Baird Sr. decd arising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased being the Dower tract of land sold by decree of this Court, said amount being in full of our distributive share of the entire land fund. This August 9th 1872.          Edmond Francis and Susan Francis by J.S. Prowell attorney in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.S. Prowell Attorney in fact for Edmun and Susan Francis…

Witness my hand at office this August 9th 1872             B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 187

 

Josiah Baird “et als” VS: William Baird “et als”} O. Bill to sell Land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case, Seventeen dollars & 94 cents in full of the distributive share of Sussan Bruce who was a Grand daughter & heir & distributee of Josiah Baird Sr. Decd arising from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to the estate of said Josiah Baird Sr. Decd sold by decree of the County Court in the above case. This August 9th 1872. Susan Bruce by J.S. Prowell attorney in fact

Power of Atty Recorded in Adm Rcpt Book C page 285

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.S. Prowell Attorney in fact for Susan Bruce…

Witness my hand at office this August 9th 1872             B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 188

 

Josiah Baird et als VS: William Baird et als} Bill to sell Land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee & Commissioner in the above case, Seventeen dollars & 94 cents in full of the distributive share of Mary Sanderson who was a Grand daughter & heir of Josiah Baird Sr. Deceased arising from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to the estate of said Deceased sold & distributed under orders of the County Court. This August 9th 1872. Mary Sanderson by J.S. Prowell attorney in fact

Power of Atty Recorded in Adm Rcpt Book C page 285

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.S. Prowell Attorney in fact for Mary Sanderson…

Witness my hand at office this August 9th 1872             B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 189

 

Josiah Baird et als VS: William Baird et als} Bill to sell Land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Court Tennessee, & Commissioner in the above case, Seventeen dollars & 94 cents in full of the distributive share of A.J. Prowell who is a son of Hannah Prowell Decd who was a daughter of Josiah Baird Sr. Decd, ariseing from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging said estate, sold by decree of said Court & Distributed under said orders. This August 9th 1872 A.J. Prowell by J.S. Prowell attorney in fact

Power of Atty page 109 this Book

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.S. Prowell Attorney in fact A.J. Prowell…

Witness my hand at office this August 9th 1872             B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 190

 

Josiah Baird et als VS: William Baird et als} Bill to sell Land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee & Commissioner in the above case, Seventeen dollars & 94 cents in full of the distributive share of Josiah Prowell a son and heir of Hannah Prowell, who was a daughter & heir of Josiah Baird Sr Deceased, arrising from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to said estate of said Deceased sold & distributed under the orders of the County Court. This August 9th 1872. J.S. Prowell  $17.94

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.S. Prowell…

Witness my hand at office this August 9th 1872             B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 191

 

Josiah Baird et als VS: William Baird et als} O Bill to sell land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Nine dollars & 96 cents in full of my distributive share in the estate of my deceased father Ruben Baird who was a son & heir Josiah Baird Sr. Decd, ariseing from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to said estate, sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court. This August 13th 1872. $9.96/  ME Blackburn

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…M.E. Blackburn…acknowledged that she executed…

Witness B.F.C. Smith Clerk at office this August 13th 1872           B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 192

 

Josiah Baird et als VS: William Baird et als} O Bill to sell land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Nine dollars & 96 cents in full of my distributive share in the estate of my deceased Father Ruben Baird who was a son & heir of Josiah Baird Sr. Decd ariseing from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to said estate, sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court. This August 13th 1872. Hannah P Vier  $9.96

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Hannah P. Vier…

Witness my hand at office this Aug 13th 1872 B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 193

 

Josiah Baird “et als” VS: William Baird “et als”} O Bill to sell Land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County of Smith & Commissioner in the above case Nine dollars & 96 cents in full of my interest and distributive share of the estate of my deceased father Ruben Baird Decd in the estate of Josiah Baird Sr. Decd, arriseing from the sale of the dower tract of land belonging to the estate of said Josiah Baird Sr. Decd sold & distributed under the orders of the Smith County Court. This August 16th 1872. Martha F. Brazwell

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Martha F. Brazwell…

Witness my hand at office this August 16th 1872           B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 194

 

The State of Texas Dallas County} Know all men by these present, that we R.H. Rodgers and wife Jane P. Rodgers of said County and State, do hereby make, constitute and appoint H. Fields of Trousdale County Tennessee our Attorney in fact, with authority for us and in our name to ask for, demand and receive of W.S. Alexander Executor of James McMurry Decd of said Trousdale County Tennessee, the ballance due me the said Jane R. Rodgers as one of the Legatees of said Testator James McMurry Decd, supposed to be about Two Hundred & Eight currency dollars ($208.00/0 and in our name to execute and deliver proper acquitances and receipts for such sum of money as may be so collected by him, hereby ratifying and confirming all such lawful acts as our said Attorney may do or perform in the premises.             In testimony whereof we have set our hands this the 30th day of September A.D. 1871.         R.H. Rodgers  Jane Rodgers

 

The State of Texas Dallas County} Personally appeared…R.H. Rodgers…And Jane P. Rodgers wife of the said R.H. Rodgers…privately and apart from her husband…

Witness John M Law Clerk of said Court at office this 30th day of September 1871 John M. Laws Clk District Ct. Dallas Co.

 

The State of Texas Dallas County} I, John M. Laws, Clerk of the District

 

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Court…do hereby certify…

Given under my hand & seal of office at office in said County & State this the 30th day of September A.D. 1871 J.M. Laws Clk Dist Ct Dallas Co Texas By Z.E. Coombes Dpty

 

The State of Texas Dallas County} I, Hardin Hart Judge…do hereby certify that John M. Laws…is and was at the time of signing…was the proper person to make such attestation…

Hardin Hart Judge of the 14th Judicial District of Texas. At Chambers Septr/ 30th A.D. 1871

 

A true copy attest.  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

R.H. Rodgers & his wife Jane P. Rodgers of Dallas County Texas have made a Power of Attorney constituting me their agent to collect and receipt for the balance of a legacy comeing to them from the Estate of James McMurry Deceased by virtue of said authority. I hereby acknowledge the receipt of Two hundred, Eight 45/100 dollars of W.S. Alexander Exr of said estate amt in full of ballance of said legacy  $208.45/               H.P. Fields Atty in fact.  October 25th 1871

 

A true copy  Attest  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 196

 

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County, Tennessee one hundred & four dollars, for John H. & Mary E. Fuller, two of the children of Joseph Fuller Decd, and also two of the heirs of Isham Fuller Decd, in right of their said father. Said fund is proceeds of real estate sold under decree of the County Court of Smith County and I receive the said sum as attorney of said John & Mary Fuller; and bind myself to ---- a regular Power of Attorney from said parties and give said Smith a receipt as Attorney in fact. I bind myself to said Smith to refund said sum of $104. in the event he is called upon to pay the same or is put to any expense or trouble about the same. Aug. 23rd 1872  J.W. Head

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.W. Head…

Witness my hand at office this August 23rd 1872           B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 197

 

Copy  $209.55  Received of N.W. Philips Admr of B.C. Davis deceased Eighty Eight dollars & 55 cents & one hundred and twenty one dollars Advanced to me by my Father B.C. Davis decd in his life time in full of all monies coming to me from said Administrator of the personal property of said deced.  Witness my hand this the July the 14th 1871.           John P. Davis        Attest  Geo. E. Courtney  Zachariah Davis  B.P. Davis

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John P. Davis…

Witness my hand at office August 31st 1872   BFC Smith Clerk

 

*at bottom of this page is a receipt from Jas L. Gaines the comptroller of the Treasury for a revenue bond received from W.V. Hazel for 10,000.00/ as Trustee of Smith County Dated Sept 6, 1880. Receipt bore date Jany 12,1881 – Nashville, Tenn

 

Pg 198

 

Copy  $209.55  Received of N.W. Philips Admr of B.C. Davis Decd Ninety Six dollars & 55 cents & one hundred & thirteen dollars advanced to me by my Father BC Davis decd in his lifetime in full of all moneys coming to me from said Administrator of the personal property of said deceased.  Witness my hand this the July the 14th 1871.            Zachariah Davis   Attest  G. E. Courtney  John P. Davis

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Zachariah Davis…

Witness my hand at office this August 31st 1872           BFC Smith Clk

 

Copy  $209.55  Received of N.W. Philips Admr. of BC Davis decd Eighty Eight dollars & 55 cents & one hundred & twenty one dollars advanced to me by my Father BC Davis decd in his lifetime, in full of all moneys coming to me from Said Administrator of the personal property of said deceased  Witness my hand this the 14th of July 1871.      D.H. Davis             Attest  G.E Courtney  Benjamin Bradley

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…D.H. Davis…

Witness my hand at office this August 31st 1872           B.F.C. Smith Clerk

 

Pg 199

 

Copy  $209.55  Received of N.W. Philips Admr of BC Davis decd Two hundred & nine dollars & 55 cents in full of all moneys coming to me from said Administrator of the personal property of said deceased.  Witness my hands this the July the 14th 1871.          M.A. Davis           Attest  G.E. Courtney  Zachariah Davis  John P. Davis

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…M.A. Davis…

Witness my hand at office this August 31st 1872           BFC Smith Clk

 

Copy  $209.55  Received of N.W. Philips Admr of B.C. Davis decd one hundred & nineteen dollars & 55 cents & ninety dollars advanced to me by my Father B.C. Davis decd in his lifetime in full of all moneys coming to me from said Administrator of the personal property of Said deceased.  Witness my hand this the July the 14th 1871.            B.P. Davis              Attest  Geo. E. Courtney  Zachariah Davis  John P. Davis

 

Copy  $209.55  Received of N.W. Philips Admr of B.C. Davis deceased Eighty Eight dollars & 55 cents & one hundred and twenty one dollars Advanced to me by my Father B.C. Davis decd in his life time in full of all monies coming to me from said Administrator of the personal property of said deced.  Witness my hand this the July the 14th 1871.           John P. Davis        Attest  Geo. E. Courtney  Zachariah Davis  B.P. Davis

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John P. Davis…

Witness my hand at office August 31st 1872   BFC Smith Clerk

 

Pg 200

 

Estate Tempe Coats Decd  Received of  B.A James one of the securities of John Simpson as Administrator of Tempe Coats deceased Fifteen dollars & fifty cents in full of balance of our interest in said estate. This September 9th 1872

Geo. W. Taylor  Mary Taylor  Martin V. Blackford  Martha Blackford  George W. Taylor Guardian of C.P. & Nancy M. Taylor, By W.H. DeWitt, atty in Fact &C

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.H. DeWitt…

Witness my hand at office this September 9th 1872        B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 201

 

Josiah Baird et als VS. William Baird et als} O Bill to Sell Land

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above cause nine dollars & 96 cents in full of my distributive Share in the estate of my deceased Father Ruben Baird who was a son & heir of Josiah Baird Sr. deceased arising from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to said estate, sold and distributed under the decrees of Smith County Court.  This September 13th 1872  Reuben Baird  $9.96

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Reuben Baird…

Witness my hand at office this Sept 13th 1872.                J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 202

 

Josiah Baird  “Et als” VS. Wm Baird “Et als”} O Bill to sell Land

Received, September 28th 1872, of BFC Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case nine dollars & 96 cents ballance in full of my distributive share of the estate of my Father Ruben Baird decd who was a son & heir of the estate of Josiah Baird Sr. deceased said amount my distributive share of said estate, ariseing from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to said estate sold & distributed by decree of the Smith County Court.  Amanda M. (her x mark) Agee  Test J. H. Baird

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Amanda M. Agee…

Witness my hand at office this Sept 28th 1872.                B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 203

 

Josiah Baird  “Et als” VS. Wm Baird “Et als”} O Bill to sell Land

Received September 28th 1872, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid & Commissioner in the above case nineteen dollars & 83 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of my Father Ruben Baird decd who was a son & heir of the estate of Josiah Baird Sr. deceased said fund ariseing from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to the estate of said Josiah Baird Sr. decd, sold & distributed under the decrees of the Smith County Court.  Jere H. Baird

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Jere H. Baird…

Witness my hand & seal at office this September 28th 1872.         B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 204

 

Josiah Baird  “Et als” VS. Wm Baird “Et als”} O. Bill to sell Land

Received, September 28th 1872, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Twenty five dollars & 50 cents in full of our distributive share of the estate of Sarah Garrison decd who was a daughter & heir of the estate of Josiah Baird Sr. decd, said amount being the sum or distributive share comeing to us out of the Dower tract of land belonging to the estate of said Josiah Baird Sr. decd, sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  $25.50/  William C. Pucket  Cintha C. Pucket  by Jere H. Baird Attorney in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Jere H. Baird…

Witness my hand at office September 28th 1872.             B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 205

 

Josiah Baird  “et als” VS: Wm Baird “Et als”} O Bill to sell Land.

Received, September 30th 1872, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case, Seventeen dollars & 94 cents ballance in full of my distributive share of the estate of Josiah Baird Sr. deceased I being a son & heir of Hannah Prowell who was a daughter & heir of said Josiah Baird Sr Decd, said fund being the amount due me from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to said estate sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above cause.  $17.94  Thomas Prowell

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Thomas Prowell…

Witness my hand at office September 30th 1872.             B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 206

 

J.W. Huges Admr of L.D Grisham Decd VS Isaac Grisham & others}

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County, Twenty eight dollars & 29 cents in full of my distributive share in the estate of my father L.D. Grisham decd arrising from the sale of the real estate of said Grisham sold by decree of the Smith County Court and distributed under a decree of said Court pronounced at the October Term 1872. Minute Book “j” page 629 & 630.  This October 15th 1872  Letha (her x mark) Durham

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receptor…

Witness my hand at office October 15th 1872. B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 207

 

J.W. Hughes Adms of L.D. Grisham Decd V.S. Isaac Grisham :Et als”} Received of BFC Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court Fourteen dollars & 14 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of L.D. Grisham decd I being a son and heir of Americus Grisham decd who was a son and heir of said L.D. Grisham decd, said amount being the sum arrising from the sale of the real estate of said L.D. Grisham Decd sold by decree of the Smith County Court and distributed under a decree pronounced at the October term 1872 Minute Book “J” page 629 & 630. This October 15th 1872  Americus J. (his x mark) Grisham                Test – J.M. Fisher  J.C. Sanders

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receptor…

Witness my hand at office this October 15th 1872          B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 208

 

J.W. Hughes adms of L.D. Grisham Decd VS Isaac Grisham :Et als”} Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court Fourteen dollars & 14 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of L.D. Grisham decd I being a son & heir of Americus Grisham who was a son and heir of said LD Grisham decd, said fund ariseing from the sale of the real estate of said L.D Grisham decd. sold by decree of the Smith County Court & distributed under a decree pronounced at the October term 1872 Minute Book “J” page 629 & 630. This October 15th 1872  Isaac (his x mark) Grisham          Test – J.C. Sanders  J,M, Fisher

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Isaac Grisham…

Witness my hand at office this October 15th 1872          B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 209

 

Jeremy Baird vs. Josiah Baird etals}

Received of A. Gwaltney Administrator of the Estate of Josiah Baird Jr. Decd. Five hundred & fifty dollars & 84 cents. This amount being the distributive Shares of the personalty of the following heirs of Josiah Baird Sr. Decd. To wit

Josiah M Baird’s distributive Share                  $88.14

John Haley                                                        66.10

Thos. Haley                                                      66.10

James P Haley                                                   66.10

Elijah Haley                                                       66.10

William Haley                                                   66.10

Robert Haley                                                     66.10

Josiah Haley                                                     66.10

The last seven of whom are children of Nancy Haley who was a daughter of Josiah Baird decd. This October 18th 1872  Jesse H. Baird admr of Josiah Baird Sr. decd

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Jesse H. Baird…

Witness my hand at office this October 18th 1872          JM Fisher D.C.

 

Pg 210

 

Received of J.H. Baird Admr. Of the Estate of Josiah Baird Sr. Decd. Eleven Hundred & Ten dollars and thirty one cents it being the balance due the estate of Josiah Baird Jur. Decd upon Settlement of Said estate as per decree of the Smith County Court, pronounced at its October term 1872. See Minute Book J. Page 629.  This October 18th 1872  A Gwaltney admr of Josiah Baird Jr. Decd.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…A Gwaltney Admr &C…

Witness my hand at office this Oct 18th 1872  JM Fisher, D.C.

 

A True Copy         Received of Josiah Baird Admr. of Josiah Baird Decd. Ten dollars and 88 cents in full of my distributive Share of the estate of Said estate I being a grand Daughter and distributee of Said deceased this may the 15. 1869  Hannah P. Vier            Test  Thomas Brown  Jesse Baird

A true copy Attest  B.F.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 211

 

A True Copy         Received of Josiah Baird Administrator of Josiah Baird deceased, Ten dollars and 88 cents in full of my Share of Said estate I being a grand Daughter and distributee of Said deceased This may the 15. 1869  Mary E. Blackburn              Test  Thomas Brown  Jesse Baird

A true copy Attest  B.F.C. Smith clk

 

N.H. Cooksey et als vs Sis Cooksey et als}

Received, June 13th 1874, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case Thirty one dollars & 44 cents balance in full of the distributive Share of Sis Stonecypher who was formerly Sis Cooksey arrising from the first note executed for land sold in this cause & distributed under a decree of Smith County Court in the above case.  DM Stinecipher administrator of Sis Stinecipher formerly Sis Cooksey

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…DM Stonecypher…

Witness my hand at office this June 13th 1874                B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 212

 

State of Missouri County of Dade S.S.} Power of Attorney

Know all men by these presents; That we Carel Cheek, Elizabeth J. Gilmore and George D. Gilmore, her husband, Jane C. Perkins, and Amos Perkins, her husband all of the County of Dade, and State of Missouri, have constituted, appointed and in our place substituted R.W. Tubbs of the County of Smith, State of Tennessee, to be our true and lawful Attorney, for us and in our names and Stead to ask, demand, levy, require, recover, and receive of and from all and every person or persons whomsoever all and singular any moneys debts, goods, effects, distributives Shares arrising from  the Sale of any Real or Personal property decending or acquired by purchase or Executive device that may or Shall be found due, owing or belonging to us by any ways or means whatsoever within the said State of Tennessee.

Hereby granting unto our Said attorney full power and authority, in our names and for us, or, in his own name as our Said attorney to take and use all means and process for obtaining and recovering all sums of money property that may be due us as aforesaid, and in our names and for us to make, Seal and execute due acquittance and discharges therefore and for us to appear and represent before any Governor, Judges, Justices, Officers and Ministers of the law in any Court or Courts and there for us and in our behalf prosecute or defend in all actions necessary to give full effect to this power and wherein we are interested also with and under the advise and direction of a regular practicing attorney at law to Submit any matter in dispute to arbitration.    We do hereby ratify, confirm & adopt as our own acts all that our said Attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done in the premises     In witness where of we have hereunto Set our hands and Seals, this the 20th day of April AD 1872  Jane C Perkins  Carol Cheek  Elizabeth (her x mark) J Gilmore  George D. Gillmore  Amos Perkins  Attest  BM Akins  Sarah C. Cheek  (Int. Rev. $1.00 Stamp)

 

Pg 213

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} Be it remembered that on the 20th day of April A.D. 1872 personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public within and for the said County of Dade and State of Missouri Carel Cheek, Elizabeth J. Gilmore and George D Gilmore, her husband, Jane C. Perkins and Amos Perkins her husband…And I further certify that on an examination separate and apart from Said husbands, by me of the above named Elizabeth J Gilmore, the Wife of Said Geo D. Gilmore, and Jane C Perkins the wife of Said Amos Perkins,…

 

In testimony whereof I have hereto Set my hand and affixed my official Seal in Dadeville, Dade County, Missouri the day and year first written     Ervel V. Lafoon Notary Public

 

State of Missouri County of Dade} I, N.B. Mcdowell clerk…do hereby certify that Ervel V. Lafoon is & was at the date of signing the foregoing certificate a Notary Public…his signature thereto is genuine

Witness my hand & official Seal at office in Greenfield Mo. June 3, 1872  NB McDowell clerk

 

Pg 214

 

State of Missouri County of Dade} I, Edward H. Travis Presiding Justice…do hereby certify that N.B. McDowell was at the date of signing the foregoing certificate the Clerk…his signature…is genuine

Witness my hand and Seal of said Court         E.H. Travis P.J.C.C.

 

State of Missouri County of Dade SS} I, N.B. McDowell clerk…do hereby certify that E.H. Travis is the presiding Justice…his signature to the foregoing Certificate is genuine

NB McDowell Clerk of the County Court

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} Sarah C. Cheek and Benjamin H. Akin of lawful age being duly Sworn depose and say as follows viz, we are residents of dade and Cedar Counties Missouri, formerly residents in the State of Tennessee, were well acquainted with Ephraim Cheek decd late of Smith County Tennessee and was also well acquainted with his family and know for 22 years James Riley Cheek, decd. late of date County Missouri who we know was a son of Ephraim Cheek Decd that Said Jas R. Cheek Emmigrated to Dade County Missouri from Tennessee and that on or about the 28 day of February A.D. 1859 he died at his home in Dade County Missouri leaving as his heirs at law Carel Cheek, Mary J Cheek and William R. Cheek only heirs living who were his children by his marriage with Susannah C. Cheek who is also now dead that we are well acquainted

 

Pg 215

 

With the said Carel Cheek and know that he is the Grandson of the Said Ephraim Cheek as aforesaid and that there is money or property now due him as one of the heirs at law of the said Ephraim Cheek, Decd and also from the estate of Nancy J Cheek Decd, who was a daughter of the said Ephraim Cheek and Aunt of said Carel Cheek, and also from the estate of Jane Cheek, Decd who was a wife of the Said Ephraim Cheek decd and also a grand Mother of the Said Carel Cheek. That the said Carel Cheek now resides in Dade County Missouri and has live here for 18 years and further that we have no interest in his claim against said estate, B.H. Akin Sarah C. Cheek

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 20th day of April A.D. 1872 And I further certify that I was well acquainted with the above named affiants and know them to be respectable and that their Statements are entitled to full faith and credit

In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed Seal the day and year first written     Ervel V. Lafoon Notary Public

 

State of Missouri County of Dade} I NB McDowell Clerk…do hereby certify that Ervel V. Lafoon is & was…a Notary Public…his signature is genuine

Witness my hand & official Seal at office in Greenfield this 3rd day of June 1872     N.B. McDowell clerk

 

State of Missouri County of Dade} I, Edward H. Travis Presiding Justice

 

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…do hereby certify that N.B. McDowell is & was at the date of signing the foregoing certificate a clerk…his signature thereto is genuine

Witness my hand & seal of said Court at Greenfield this June 3 1872        E.H. Travis P.J.C.C.

 

State of Missouri County of Dade} I, NB McDowell clerk…do hereby certify that EH Travis is and was at the date of signing the foregoing Certificate the presiding Justice…his signature thereto is genuine

Witness my hand with the Seal of Said Court affixed hereto at office in Greenfield this June 3rd 1872  N.B. McDowell clerk

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} Carel Cheek and Benjamin H. Akin of lawful age being first duly Sworn deposed and say as follows viz; we are residents of Dade County and Cedar Missouri formerly resident in the State of Tennessee, were well acquainted with Ephraim Cheek decd late of Smith County Tennessee and was also well acquainted with his family and know for 18 years Lewis Henderson Cheek Decd. late of Dade County Missouri whom we know was a son of the Said Ephraim Cheek Decd that Said Lewis H Cheek Emmigrated to Dade County Missouri from Tennessee and that on or about the 20th day of February A.D. 1868 he died at his home in Dade County Missouri leaving as his heirs at Law Elizabeth J Gilmore (who is now the wife of George D. Gilmore) and Wm B. Cheek James H Cheek Fanny D Cheek

 

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& Lewis G. Cheek who were his children by his Marriage With Sarah C. Cheek. That we are well acquainted with the said Elizabeth J Gilmore (formerly Cheek) and know that she is the grand daughter of the Said Ephraim Cheek Decd as aforesaid, and that there is money or property now due her as one of the heirs at law of the said Ephraim Cheek Decd That the said Elizabeth J. Gilmore, now resides in Dade County Missouri and has lived here for 20 years, and further we have no interest in her claim against said estate, Carel Cheek B.H. Akin

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th day of April AD 1872 And I further certify that I am well acquainted with the above named affiants and know them to be respectable and that their Statements are entitled to full faith and credit

In testimony where of I have Hereunto Set my hand and afficial Seal the day and year above written                Ervel V. Lafoon Notary Public

 

State of Missouri County of Dade} I N.B. McDowell clerk…do hereby Certify that Ervel V. Lafoon is & was…a Notary Public…his signature thereto is Genuine

Witness my hand & official Seal at office in Greenfield this 3rd day of June 1872     N.B. McDowell, clerk

 

State of Missouri County of Dade} I Edward H. Travis Presiding Justice…do hereby

 

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certify that NB McDowell is & was…a clerk…his signature thereto is genuine

Witness my hand & seal of said Court at Greenfield, this June 3rd 1872.    E.H. Travis P.J.C.C.

 

State of Missouri County of Dade} I NB McDowell clerk…do hereby certify that E.H. Travis is the Presiding Justice…his signature to the foregoing Certificate is Genuine.

Witness my hand with the Seal of Said Court hereto affixed at office in Greenfield June 3rd 1872         N.B. McDowell Clerk Co Court

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} We, Carel Cheek and Benjamin H. Akin who are of lawful age who after being duly Sworn depose and say as follows, viz: We are residents of Cedar & Dade Counties Missouri formerly resided in the State of Tennessee, were well acquainted with Ephraim Cheek, decd, late of Smith County Tennessee and was also well acquainted with his family and knew for 18 years Thomas Wesley Cheek decd. late of Dade County Missouri whom we know was a son of the Said Ephraim Cheek decd. that said Thomas Wesley Cheek emmigrated to Dade County Missouri from Tennessee, and that on or about the 3rd day of March A.D. 1862 he died at his home in Dade County Missouri leaving as his heirs at law Jane C. Perkins (formerly Cheek) who is now the wife of Amos Perkins and John R. Cheek Nancy

 

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C. Cheek, Ephraim Cheek, Mary E. Cheek and Sarah E. Cheek & (Susan Russells child Miles Wesley Russell) who are his children by his marriage with Martha E Cheek and grand child, the said Miles W. Russell being the child and heir at law of Susan Russell (formerly Cheek) Daughter of the said Thomas W Cheek, who intermarried with Samuel R. Russell, and said, Decd. That we are well acquainted with the said Jane C. Perkins (formerly Cheek) and know that she is the grand child of the Said Ephraim Cheek, decd. as aforesaid and that there is money or property now due her as one of the heirs at law of the Said Ephraim Cheek Decd. That said Jane C. Perkins, now resides in Dade County, Missouri and has lived here for 20 years and further we have no interest in her claim against said estates.       Carel Cheek, B.H. Akin

 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 20th day of April 1872, And I further certify that I am well acquainted with the above named affiants and know them to be respectable and that their Statements are entitled to full faith and credit

In testimony where of I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my official Seal the day and year above written             Ervel V. Lafoon Notary Public

 

State of Missouri County of Dade} I, NB McDowell clerk…do hereby Certify that Ervel V. Lafoon…was…a Notary Public…his signature thereto is genuine

Witness my hand & official Seal at office in Greenfield June 3 1872.          NB McDowell, clerk

 

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State of Missouri County of Dade} I Edward H. Travis Presiding Justice…Do hereby Certify that NB McDowell…is and was…a clerk…his signature thereto is genuine

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and set the seal of said Court at Greenfield June 3rd 1872.  E.H. Travis P.J.C.C.

 

State of Missouri County of Dade} I NB McDowell clerk…do hereby certify that E.H. Travis is the Presiding Justice…his Signature thereto is genuine.

Witness my hand with the Seal of said Court hereto affixed at office in Greenfield this 3rd day of June 1872      N. McDowell clerk

 

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State of Missouri County of Dade S.S.} Power of Attorney

Know all men by these presents; That we David H. Dinsmore curator of the estate of John Riley Nancy Caroline, Sarah Elizabeth, Ephriam, and Mary Eliza Cheek & Miles Wesley Russell Minors of the County of Dade and State of Missouri have constituted appointed and in our places substituted R.W. Tubbs of the County of Smith, State of Tennessee, to be our true and lawful Attorney for us and in our names and stead to ask, demand, levy, require, recover and receive of and from all and every person or persons whomsoever all and Singular any moneys, Debts, goods, effects, distributives Shares arising from  the Sale of Real or personal estate decending, or acquired by purchase or by executory devise that may or shall be found due, owing or belonging to us by any ways or meanes whatsoever, within the Said State of Tennessee. Hereby granting unto our Said Attorney full power and authority, in our names and for us, or in his own name, as our said Attorney, to take and use all means and process for obtaining and recovering all Sums and property that may be due us as aforesaid and in our names and for us to make, Seal, and execute due acquitances and discharges therefore, and for us to appear and represent before any & all Governors, Judges, Justices, officers and ministers of the law in any Court or Courts and there for us and in our behalf prosecute or defend in all actions or proceedings necessary to give full effect to the power where ever we are interested, also, with and under the advice and direction of a regular practising attorney at law to Submit any matter in dispute to Arbitration.                We do hereby ratify confirm & adopt as our own acts all that our said Attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done in the premises      In witness whereof we have hereunto Set our hands and Seals this the   day of April AD 1872        D.H. Dinsmore Curator        Attest  Leven W Shafer  J.F. Duckwall

 

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State of Missouri County of Dade ss} Be it remembered that on this 5th day of June A.D. 1872 personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public within and for said County of Dade and State aforesaid, David H Dinsmore…

In testimony whereof I have hereto Set my hand and affixed my official Seal the day and year first above written           Levin W. Shafer Notary Public

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} I, N.B. McDowell clerk…do hereby certify that Levin W. Shafer…was at the date thereof a Notary Public…his signature thereto is genuine.

Witness my hand & official Seal at office in Greenfield this 12th day of August AD 1872      N.B. McDowell clerk

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} I, Edward H. Travis Presiding Justice…do hereby certify that NB McDowell is and was at the date of signing of the foregoing certificate, a clerk…his signature & the Seal thereto affixed are genuine,

Witness my hand at Greenfield this 12th day of August A.D. 1872             E.H. Travis P.J.

 

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State of Missouri County of Dade SS} I, N.B. McDowell clerk…do hereby certify that Edward H. Travis is & was…the Presiding Justice…his signature thereto is genuine

Witness my hand & the seal of the County Court done at office in Greenfield this 12 day of August 1872 N.B. McDowell clerk

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} Carel Cheek and Sarah C Cheek of lawful age and residents of Dade County Missouri being first duly Sworn according to law depose and say: We formerly resided in the State of Tennessee and were well acquainted with Ephriam Cheek, deceased late of Smith County Tennessee, and was also well acquainted with his family and knew for 20 years acquainted with Thomas Wesley Cheek decd. late of Dade County Missouri whom we know was a son of the said Ephraim Cheek, decd. That said Thomas W. Cheek emmigrated to Dade County Missouri from Tennessee and that on or about the 3rd day of March AD 1862 he died at his home in Dade County Missouri leaving as his heirs at law Jane C. Perkins (formerly Cheek) who is now the wife of Amos Perkins John R. Cheek Nancy C. Cheek, Ephriam Cheek, Mary E. Cheek and Sarah E. Cheek and Miles Wesley Russell son of Susan Russell deceased who was formerly Susan Cheek, all the above with the exception of the last named are the children of the Said Thomas W. Cheek decd. by his marriage with Martha Garrison and Grand children of the Said Ephriam Cheek decd of Smith County Tennessee, that the said Miles Wesley Russell is the child, and only heir, of Susan Russell, who was Susan Cheek a Daughter of the said Thomas Wesley Cheek & Martha as aforesaid, that on about – October 1867 the Said Susan died at her home in Dade County

 

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Missouri, That all said Children are all minors excepting Jane C. Perkins. We are well acquainted with said children they reside in Dade County Missouri & are the grand children of the said Ephriam Cheek decd. That David H. Dinsmore is the Curater of said minors and is now acting as such. That there is money or property now due said children from the estate of Said Ephraim Cheek decd.& of Jane Cheek their Grand Mother, and of Nancy Jane Cheek their aunt. That we have no interest in the above claims.      Sarah C. Cheek Carel Cheek

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me the 5th June 1872, And I further certify that I am well acquainted with the above affiants and know them to be respectable and that their Statements are entitled to full faith and credit

In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official Seal the day and year above written              Levin W. Shafer Notary Public

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} I NB McDowell, clerk…do hereby Certify that Levin W. Shafer…was…a Notary Public…his signature thereto is genuine

Witness my hand and official Seal at office in Greenfield August 12th 1872.             NB McDowell clerk

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} I, Edward H Travis Presiding Justice…do hereby certify that NB McDowell is & was…

 

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a clerk…his signature and the seal thereto affixed are genuine

Witness my hand at Greenfield this August 1872.  E.H. Travis P.J.

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} I, NB McDowell clerk…do hereby certify that EH. Travis is & was…the Presiding Justice…his signature thereto is genuine.

Witness my hand and seal of the County Court done at office in Greenfield this 12th day of August 1872         N. B.McDowell Clerk

 

State of Missouri County of Dade S.S.} Power of Atty.

Know all men by these presents, That we Sarah C. Cheek, Guardian & curater of estates of Wm B, James H, Fanny D, & Lewis G. Cheek, minor children of Lewis H Cheek Decd. and William L. Scroggs Guardian & curater of the estates of Mary J. and William R. Cheek minor children of James Riley Cheek deceased of the County of Dade and State of Missouri have constituted, appointed and in our places substituted R.W. Tubb of the County of Smith State of Tennessee to be our true and lawful attorney, for us and in our names and Stead to ask, demand, levy, require, recover and receive of and from every person or persons whomsoever all and singular any moneys, debts, goods effects and distributive Shares arising from  the Sale of any Real or personal property, or decending, or acquired by purchase or executory devise, that may or shall be found due, owing or belonging to us by any ways or means whatsoever within the Said State of Tennessee.

 

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 Hereby granting unto our said attorney, full power and authority in our names and for us, or, in his own name as our said attorney to take and use all means and process for obtaining and recovering all sums of money and property that may be due us as aforesaid, and in our names and for us to make seal and execute due acquitances and discharge therefore and for us to appear and represent before any Governor, Judges, Justices, officers and ministers of the law in any court or courts and there for us and in our behalf prosecute or defend in all actions necessary to give full effect to this power wherein we are interested, also with and under the advise and direction of a regular practicing attorney at law to Submit any matter in dispute to arbitration.    Also we do hereby ratify and confirm and adopt as our own acts all that our said Attorney shall lawfully do, or cause to be done in the premises.  In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and Seals this the 5th day of April AD 1872 Sarah C. Cheek Guardian & Curator  William L. Scroggs Guardian & Curater           Attest J.F. Duckwall Levin W Shafer 

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} Be it remembered that on this 5th day of June 1872 personally appeared before me the undersigned a Notary Public within and for the said County of Dade & State aforesaid, Sarah C Cheek and William L. Scroggs…

In testimony whereof I have here unto affixed my hand and official Seal the day and year first above written  Levin W. Shafer Notary Public

 

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State of Missouri County of Dade ss} I, NB McDowell clerk…do hereby certify that Levin W. Shafer…was at the date thereof a Notary Public…his signature thereto is genuine.

Witness my hand & official Seal at office in Greenfield this 12th day of August 1872              N.B. McDowell clerk

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} I Edward H. Travis, Presiding Justice…do hereby certify that N.B. McDowell is & was at the date of signing the foregoing certificate a clerk…his signature & the Seal thereto affixed are genuine,

Witness my hand at Greenfield this day of August 1872              E.H. Travis P.J.

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} I NB McDowell clerk…do hereby Certify that Edward H. Travis is & was…the presiding Justice…his signature thereto is genuine.

Witness my hand and the Seal of the County Court done at office in Greenfield this 12th day of August 1872 NB McDowell clerk

 

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State of Missouri County of Dade}SS. Carel Cheek and Martha E. Cheek of lawful age and residents of Dade County, being first duly Sworn according to law depose and say: We formerly resided in the State of Tennessee and were well acquainted with Ephriam Cheek, Decd late of Smith County Tennessee, and was also well acquainted with his family, and were for 20 years acquainted with Lewis H. Cheek, decd. late of Dade County Missouri whom we know was a Son of the said Ephriam Cheek, decd. That said Lewis H. Cheek immigrated to Dade County Missouri, from Tennessee, and that on or about the 20th day of February A.D. 1868 he died at his home in Dade County, Missouri, leaving as his heirs at law Elizabeth J. Gilmore (who is now the wife of George D. Gilmore) William B James H, Fanny D. & Lewis G. Cheek, all of whom are the children of the said Lewis H. Cheek decd. by his marriage with Sarah C. Hall and that they Grand children of the Said Ephriam Cheek, decd that afterwards on the 13th day of October AD 1870 the said James H. Cheek, died without a Will leaving as his heirs at law his mother Sarah C Cheek and his brothers and Sisters as aforesaid. That said children with the exception of Elizabeth J. Gilmore, are minors and they reside in Dade County, Missouri: That the said Sarah C Cheek is the Guardian and Curater of said minors and is now acting as such: That there is money or property now due said children from the estates of the said Ephriam Cheek Decd: That they have no interest in the said claim.   Carel Cheek Martha (her x mark) E. Cheek       Attest John M Ga—t  EV. Lafoon

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of July 1872, And I further certify that I am well acquainted with the above named affiants and know them to be respectable, and that their statements are entitled to full faith and credit

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official Seal the day &d year first written    Ervel V. Lafoon Notary Public

 

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State of Missouri County of Dade ss} I NB McDowell clerk…do hereby certify that Ervel V. Lafoon…was at the date thereof a Notary Public…his signature thereto is genuine

Witness my hand and official Seal at office in Greenfield August 12th 1872.             NB McDowell clerk

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} I, Edward H Travis Presiding Justice…do hereby certify that N.B. McDowell is & was…a clerk…his signature and the seal thereto affixed are genuine

Witness my hand at Greenfield this 12 day August 1872.  E.H. Travis P.J.

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} I, NB McDowell clerk…do hereby certify that Ed.H. Travis is & was…the Presiding Justice…his signature thereto is genuine.

Witness my hand and seal of the County Court done at office in Greenfield 12th August 1872             NB McDowell clerk

 

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State of Missouri County of Dade ss} Sarah C. Cheek, and Martha E. Cheek of lawful age and residents of Dade County Missouri, being first duly Sworn according to law depose and say we formerly resided in the State of Tennessee and were well acquainted with Ephraim Cheek, Decd, late of Smith County Tennessee and was well acquainted with his family and know them for 20 years, and also were acquainted James R. Cheek deceased late of Dade County Missouri whom we know was a Son of this said Ephriam Cheek decd. That said James R. Cheek emmigrated to Dade County Missouri from Tennessee and that on, or about the 29th day of February 1859 he died at his residence in Dade County Missouri leaving as his heirs at law Carel Cheek and Thomas W. Cheek who died on or about the 20th day of February 1868, Mary J Cheek and William R. Cheek are the children of the said James R Cheek deceased by his marriage with Susanah C. Eaton, and Grand children of the Said Ephriam Cheek, deceased of Smith County Tennessee, and that said children are minors except said Carel Cheek & Thomas W Cheek deceased. that we are well acquainted with said children, they reside in Dade County Missouri and Grand children of the said Ephriam Cheek deceased, That William L. Scroggs is the Curater of said minors and is now acting as such. That there is money or property now due said children from the Estates of said Ephriam Cheek deceased, and of Jane Cheek their Grand Mother and of Nancy Jane Cheek their aunt. That they have no interest in the above claim          Sarah C.  Cheek Martha E (her x mark) Cheek                Attest S.C. Cheek J.M. Ga--t

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 25 day of June 1872 And I further certify

 

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 that I am well acquainted with the above affiants and know them to be respectable and their Statements are entitled to full faith and credit.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal affixed at my office at Dadeville Mo. the day and year above written              Ervel V. Lafoon Notary Public

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} I, NB McDowell clerk…do hereby certify that Ervel V. Lafoon…was at the date thereof a Notary Public…his signature thereto is genuine

Witness my hand & official seal at office in Greenfield this 12th day of August 1872.             N.B. McDowell, clerk

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} I, Edward H. Travis, Presiding Justice…do hereby certify that NB McDowell is and was…a clerk…his signature & the seal thereto affixed are genuine

Witness my hand at Greenfield this  day of August 1872.  E.H. Travis

 

State of Missouri County of Dade ss} I, N.B. McDowell clerk…do hereby certify that Edward H. Travis is & was…the

 

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Presiding Justice…his signature thereto is Genuine.

Witness my hand and the seal of the County Court done at office in Greenfield this 12th August A.D. 1872     NB McDowell clerk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} I, B.F.C. Smith clerk of the County Court off the County afor4esaid hereby certify that the foregoing is a true & perfect copy of Powers of attorneys, affidavits & certificates of officers

Witness my hand at office October 30th 1872  B.F.C. Smith clerk By J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Clerk fees Recording all the foregoing Powers atty and Proof certificates &c          $24.75

 

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State of Illinois Williamson County} September term of Williamson County Probate Court A.D. 1872

On this day Comes George W. Porter of this County and presents to this Court representing that Emily S. and Luella G. Fuller are minors over the age of Fourteen years Residents of this County and the said Emily S. and Luella G. Fuller being in open Court select for their Guardian the said George W. Porter and the Court being advised in the premises it is ordered by this Court that the Said George W. Porter be and is hereby appointed Guardian for said minors upon entering Bond in the Penal. Sum of one hundred and twenty Dollars with Security as the law directs and now comes again the Said George W. Porter and Presents his bond as such Guardian aforesaid in the Penal Sum of One Hundred and twenty Dollars with William Hendrickson and Jones Fuller as security and the Court being advised concerning the same it is ordered that the said Bond Stand approved be filed and entered of Record and that the Clerk issue to him letters of Guardianship.

 

GUARDIAN’S BOND.

 

Know all men by these presents, That we George W. Porter and William Hendrickson & Jones Fuller of the county of Williamson an State of Illinois, are held and firmly bound unto the people of the state of Illinois, for the use of ~~~~~~~~~~ in the penal Sum of One Hundred and twenty Dollars current money of the United States, which payment well and truly to be made and performed, we and each of us do hereby bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, Jointly, Severally and firmly by these presents Witness our hands and Seals this 23rd day of September A.D. 1872

The condition of this obligation is Such, That if the above bounden George W. Porter, who has been appointed Guardian for Emily S. Fuller and Luella G. Fuller, Shall faithfully discharge the office and trust of such Guardian according to law, and Shall render a fair and just account of his Guardianship to the County Court of the County of Williamson, from time to time, as he shall be thereto required by Said Court, and comply with all the orders of said Court lawfully made, relative to the goods, chattels and moneys of such minors and render and pay to such minors all moneys

 

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Goods and chattels, title papers and effects which may come to the hands and possessions of such Guardians belonging to such minors when Such minors shall be thereunto entitled, or to any subsequent Guardian Should such court so direct, then this obligation Shall be void; otherwise to remain in full force and effect. George W. Porter  William Hendrickson  Jones Fuller  Sealed and delivered in presence of Jas W. Samuels Clerk of the Court

 

LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP

State of Illinois Williamson County} The People of the State of Illinois, To all to whom these presents Shall come, Greeting; Know ye, That Reposing Special Trust and confidence in the integrity, diligence and discretion of George W. Porter We do hereby appoint him Guardian for the person and property of Emily S. Fuller and Luella G. Fuller minor Heirs of Jones Fuller, and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfill all the duties required of me by law so long as he shall remain Guardian as aforesaid.

Witness J.W. Samuels, clerk of the County Court of Williamson County, Illinois, and the Seal of said court hereunto affixed at Marion, this 23rd day of September 1872  Jas. W Samuels clerk

 

State of Illinois Williamson County} SS.         In the County Court of Williamson County, State of Illinois.

I James W. Samuels Clerk…do hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing copy of Bond and Letters with the original record thereof remaining in my office, and have found the Same to be a correct transcript therefrom, and of the whole of such original record. In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and official Seal at Marion this 28th day of September A.D. 1872.  Jas. W. Samuels, clerk County Court

 

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State of Illinois Williamson County}SS. I J.W. Samuels County Court Clerk in and for Said County and State aforesaid do hereby certify that the foregoing is correctly copied from the Records of my office.  Given under my hands and official Seal at office in Marion this 23rd day of September AD 1872  JW Samuels Co. Clk.

 

State of Illinois Williamson County}SS. Certificate of Record of Marriage.

I James W. Samuels Clerk of the County Court of said County, hereby certify that Mr. F. M. Henson was married to Miss Julia P. Fuller in said County on the 22 day of October A.D. 1871 by Willis P. Corder a Minister of the Gospel duly authorized to solemnize marriages by the Statute of the State of Illinois as appears by his return and certificate of marriage attached to the license granted therefor by the Clerk of this Court, and now on file in my office.

In Witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and attached the seal of said County Court, at my office in Marion this 23rd day of September A.D. 1872.  Jas. W. Samuels Clerk of the County

 

State of Illinois Williamson County}SS. Certificate of Record of Marriage.

I James W. Samuels clerk of the County Court of said County hereby certify that Mr. George W. Porter was married to Miss Elizabeth W. Fuller in said County on the twelveth day of September A.D. 1861 by Harris Fuller a Minister of the Gospel duly authorized to Solemnize marriage by the Statute of the State of Illinois, as appears by his return and certificate of marriage attached to the license granted therefor by the Clerk of this Court, and now on file in my office.

In Witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and attached the seal of Said County Court, at my office in Marion this 23rd day of September A.D. 1872.  J.W. Samuels clerk of the County

 

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We Elizabeth Porter, and George W. Porter, Jula P. Henson, Francis Henson, Emily S. Fuller and Luella P. Fuller, the two latter minors and act herein by George W. Porter their Guardian and each of us both Jointly Seperately and Singly, do hereby nominate and appoint Thomas Fuller of Smith County Tennessee our attorney in fact to demand & receive for each of us in our respective names (or as to the Said Emily S. and Luella P Fuller in the name of their guardian George W. Porter their Guardian) from B.F.C. Smith Clerk and Commissioner and Successor to John P. Yelton former Clerk &C. or any other person having possession of or liable for the Same, our distributive Share arising from the proceeds of the Sale of the lands of Isham Fuller deceased late of Smith County Tennessee which was Sold by a decree of the Smith County Court, for a distribution of the proceeds thereof among those entitled, in the case of James Gill Admr &C of Smith County Tennessee and others and against Mary Fuller and others, also of James Gill Admr of Isham Fuller Decd our distributive Share arising from the personal estate of said deceased, that is in his hands or that he is otherwise liable for: and we do further empower him our said Attorney to execute all necessary receipts, bonds and acquitances for us and in our names respectively for and about the Same, which Shall be as binding when done, upon each of us, as if we were present and doing the same or any part thereof, and for that purpose to employ Such counsel or other aid as he may need and to do all other things necessary to accomplish the objects of this power at our expense and charge and we do hereby ratify and confirm all the lawful acts and doings of our said attorney in the premises as fully, as if we were present and doing the same ourselves.

In testimony whereof we have hereunto Set our hands this 23 day of Sept. A.D. 1872  Elizabeth (her x mark) W. Porter Francis (his x mark) Henson Julah P. Henson Emily S. Fuller Luella G. Fuller George W. Porter in his own behalf & as Guardian aforesaid

 

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State of Illinois Williamson County} Personally appeared… Elizabeth Porter, George W. Porter Jula P. Henson Frances Henson and Emily S. Fuller and Luella P. Fuller by said George W. Porter their Guardian…and Elizabeth Porter and Jula P. Hinson wifes of George W. Porter ands Frances Henson having appeared before me privately and apart from their Said Husbands…

In Testimony whereof witness my hand and Seal of office as clerk of said Court at Marion in said County on this 23rd day of September A.D. 1872  JW Samuels Co Clk

 

State of Illinois Williamson County} SS. I James M. Spain Judge…hereby certify that James W. Samuels…was at the date of the Same Clerk…and that he is the Keeper of the Seal of said Court.

Witness my hand this 23rd day of September AD 1872.  J.M. Spain Co. Judge

 

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State of Illinois Williamson County} SS. I J.W. Samuels County Clerk…hereby Certify that JM. Spain…is the presiding Judge…and that all of his official acts are entitled to full faith and Credit.

Given under my hand and official Seal at office in Marion this 23rd day of Sept. AD. 1872.  J.W. Samuels Co. Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} I B.F.C. Smith clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true & perfect copy of the Records, Bonds, Certificates, and Power of Attorney

Witness my hand, at office Nov 1st 1872 B.F.C. Smith, clerk

 

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Received Oct 12th 1872 of W.W. Seay commissioner to Sell land belonging to the estate of J.B. Armstrong Decd. one hundred and twenty dollars my interest in the land Sold by him as such comr. In full Susan Armstrong By J.W. Story Atty  Test T.A. McCall

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…T.A. McCall Subscribing witness…he is acquainted with JW Story…

Witness my hand, at office, this the 29th day of Oct. 1872            B.F.C. Smith, clerk

 

Received Oct 12th 1872 of W.W. Seay one hundred and twenty dollars, in full of my interest in the land Sold by him as commissioner belonging to the estate of JB. Armstrong. I own the Share of JW. Armstrong               John McCall

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John McCall..

Witness my hand, at office, Oct 29th 1872        B.F.C. Smith, clerk

 

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Recd. October 12th 1872 of W.W. Seay Four hundred and Eighty dollars in full of my interest in the proceeds of the land of the estate of J.B Armstrong Sold by him as commissioner, I own the interest of Robert J. J.B. & D.H. Armstrong and T.C. Peace & wife         W. Hallum             Test T.A. McCall

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…T.A. McCall Subscribing witness...he was acquainted with W. Hallum…

Witness my hand, at office, Oct 29th 1872        B.F.C. Smith, clerk

 

Recd Oct 12th 1872 of W.W. Seay Commissioner to Sell the land of the estate of J.B. Armstrong Decd, Sixty dollars in full of my own & my Sister Mrs. Fan T. Caruthers interest in Said land So Sold, we own one half of T.T. Armstrong’s Share in Said land                T.A. McCall John McCall

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…T.A. McCall & John McCall…

B.F.C. Smith, clerk

 

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Josiah Baird et als vs Wm Baird et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received March 6th 1873. of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case Twentyfive dollars & 50 cents in full of the distributive share of the Heirs of Mary Plunket deceased from the estate of Josiah Baird Sr. deceased arrising from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to said estate, sold by decree of Smith County Court, pronounced in the above cause.   John E. Clark Guardian of the heirs of Mary Plunket Deceased  Eliza Plunket James Plunket Rada Plunket Nancy Plunket Union Plunket

Acknowledged before me this March 6th 1873                B.F.C. Smith clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John E. Clarke…

Witness my hand, at office, This March 6th 1873            B.F.C. Smith clk

 

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State of Tennessee Smith County} Know all men by these presents That I David Stinson of the State of Texas and the County of Hunt and one of the Heirs of A.W. Stinson Deceased, have this day, for and in consideration of the sum of Five Hundred dollars cash in hand to me paid by Thaddeus H. Armstead of the County of Smith & state of Tennessee the receiptr of said payment is hereby acknowledged, bargained sold, aliened & conveyed unto the said Thadeus H. Armstead his heirs and assigns forever one Eighth interest in the following described tract parcel of land lying in the State of Tennessee & situated in Smith County, in the waters of Caneyfork River and bounded as follows: - on the north by Nichols and Armstead and on the west by Hallum & Vanderpool and on the south by the lands of Jane Gordon & on the East by Armstead & Perkins, containing by estimation about Six Hundred acres of land be the same more or less. And I do by these presents bargain, sell & convey all the right title claim I have as one of the heirs of A.W. Stinson deceased to the said lands above described, to the said Thadeus H Armstead his heirs or assigns forever. And I do hereby warrant the right & title to the said lands in fee simple to the said Armstead, his heirs & assigns forever.

Given under my hand, using a sera--- for a seal done in the presence of the 23rd day of September 1870            David Stinson

Witnesses JM Armstead  J.W. High

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.M. Armstead & J.W. High subscribing witnesses…they are acquainted with…David Stinson…

Witness my hand at office Nov 7th 1870 B.F.C. Smith clk

 

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Know all men by these presents: That We John Mofield and Martha Mofield of Williamson County Illinois, have made constituted and appointed and by these presents do make, constitute and appoint James Corder of Carthage, Smith County Tennessee, our true and lawful attorney, for us and in our names placers and steads, to collect, demand, receive and receipt from William Nixon as Administrator of the estate of Mary Nixon late of Smith County Tennessee deceased all moneys due us as heirs at law of the said Mary Nixon deceased as aforesaid, giving and granting unto him said attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite & necessary to be done in and about the premises as we might or could do, if personally present; with full power of substitution and revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that our said attorney or his substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the 3rd day of April One Thousand Eight Hundred & Seventy Three          John (his x mark) Mofield  Martha (her x mark) Mofield                Sealed & Delivered in the presence of Jasper N. Parks Milo Parks

 

State of Illinois Williamson County} On the 3rd day of April Eighteen Hundred & Seventy Three, before me, County clerk of the said County Court, in the County of Williamson, in the state of Illinois, appeared John Mofield and Martha Mofield, personally known to me…J.W. Samuels Co clk

Martha Mofield wife of John Mofield, having personally appeared

 

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Before me privately and apart from her husband…

Witness J.W. Samuels Clerk of said Court and seal of office at office in Marion this 26th day of April A.D. 1873  J.W. Samuels clerk

 

State of Illinois Williamson County} I J.M. Spain Judge…do hereby certify that J.W. Samuels…is the present acting clerk…that he is the Keeper of the seal of said Court…

Given under my hand and seal this 3rd day of April A.D. 1873     JM Spain C Judge

 

State of Illinois Williamson County} I J.M. Samuels Clerk…do hereby certify that J.M. Spain…is the present acting Judge…

Given under my hand and official seal at office in Marion this 3rd day of April A.D. 1873      JW. Samuels Co Clerk

 

A true copy           Attest  B.F.C. Smith Clk      May 27 1873

 

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Received of William Nixon as Administrator of Mary Nixon decd Ninety Three dollars & 66 cents in full of our share of the estate of said decedent, which came to the hands of said Administrator this May 7th 1873           John Mofield  Martha Mofield  By James H Corder their Agent

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…James H. Corder Agent &C…

Witness my hand, at office, This May 7th 1873 B.F.C. Smith clk

 

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Joseph Morman & others VS John F. Morman & others}

Received of BFC Smith Clerk and commissioner of the Smith County Court ninety three dollars and twelve cents in full of my distributive Share in his hands arising from the sale of the lands of Richmand Morman deceased in the above cause under decrees of Smith County Court, also received of Joseph Morman Administrator of the estate of Richmand Morman Thirty dollars and forty one cents in full of my distributive Share in his hands as Such arising from the personal estate of Said decedent as per decree in above cause Minute book R page 138. This July 5th 1873      Thomas (his x mark) Morman  Test E.W. Turner  T.J. Fisher senr

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Thomas Mormon…

Witness my hand at office this July 5th 1873  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 247

 

Joseph Morman & others VS John F. Morman & others}

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk & commissioner of the Smith County Court ninety three dollars and twelve cents in full of my distributive Share in his hands arising from the sale of the lands of Richmand Morman decd in the above cause under decrees of Smith County Court, Also received of Joseph Morman administrator of the estate of Richmand Morman decd, one hundred and forty five dollars and forty one cents in full of my distributive Share in his hands as Such, arising from the personal estate of Said decedent as per decree in above cause  See Minute Book R page 133 This July 5th 1873 James R. (his x mark) Morman  Test E.W. Turner  D.S West

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Jas R Mormon…

Witness my hand at office this July 5th 1873  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 248

 

Joseph Morman & others VS John F. Morman & others}

Received of BFC Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court, four hundred and sixty five dollars & Sixty cents in full of the distributive Share of my wards John F, Martha, Matilda Samuel and richmand Morman miner children of Richmand Morman, Senr decd, arising from the sale of the lands in the above cause under decrees of Smith County Court, Also Received from Joseph Morman administrator of Said Richmand Morman decd, Seven hundred and Seventy Seven dollars and five cents in full of my Said wards distributive Shares in the personal estate in his hands as Shown by decree of Smith County Court,  Se Minute Book R, page 133, This July 5th 1873             D.A West Guardian for the above minors

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…D.A. West…

Witness my hand at office this July 5th 1873.  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Joseph Mormon & others VS John F. Mormon & others} O Bill to sell land

Received July 5th 1873, of BFC Smith Clerk of Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case Ninety three dollars & 12 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of Richmond Mormon decd, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said Deceased sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court. See Minute Book “R” page 134 Joseph Mormon

Acknowledged before me July 5 1873  BFC Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Joseph Mormon…

Witness my hand, at office, this July 5th 1873.  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 250

 

T.H Armstead Admr VS David Stinson et als}

Received, August 29th 1873, of T.H. Armstead administrator of the estate of AW. Stinson decd Two Hundred & fourteen dollars & 61 cents balance in full of the share or interest of Mary Stinson who was a daughter of said A.W. Stinson in the personal estate of said deceased. A.W. Winfrey Administrator of Mary Stinson decd  $214.61

Acknowledged before me on this Aug 29 1873  B.F.C. Smith

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…A.W. Winfrey Admr &C…

Witness my hand, at office, this Aug. 29th 1873.  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Estate of Mary Stinson Dec

Received, August 29th 1873, of A.W. Winfrey Administrator of the estate of Mary Stinson deceased One Hundred & Twenty two dollars & 73 cents in full of the distributive share of Samuel Stinson decd who was a Son of A.W Stinson decd and brother of Mary Stinson deceased and heir of her estate being the interest to which his heirs are entitled out of the personal estate of said Mary Stinson decd  $122.73  John B. Stinson Susan E Stinson Fannie Hazen By T.H. Armistead Attorney in fact

Acknowledged before me August 29th 1873  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…T.H. Armistead Atty in fact…

Witness my hand, at office, This August 29th 1873.

 

Estate of Mary Stinson Dec

Received, August 29th 1873, of A.W. Winfrey Administrator of the estate of Mary Stinson decd, One Hundred & Twenty two dollars & 73 cents in full of the distributive share of Matilda Busby who is a Sister of said Mary Stinson deceased it being in full of the share or interest of said Matilda in the personal estate of said Deceased  $122.73  Matilda Busby John W. Busby By T.H. Armistead attorney in fact

Acknowledged before me August 29th 1873  BfC Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…T.H. Armistead…

Witness my hand, at office, This August 29th 1873.  BfC Smith Clk

 

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Estate Mary Stinson Deceased

Received, August 29th 1873, of A.W. Winfrey Administrator of the estate of Mary Stinson decd Ninety two dollars & 04 cents being the amount in full due T.H. Armistead, M.B. Armisteads estate & J.M. Armistead children & heirs of Nancy Armstead deceased who was a sister & heir of said Mary Stinson decd, said fund being the personal estate of Mary Stinson decd and each one of the said Armsteads being entitled to $30.68 each making the sum of $92.04

$92.04  T.H. Armistead Administrator for M.B. Armistead  To T.H. Armistead assignee of J.M. Armistead

Acknowledged before me August 29th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…T.H. Armistead…

Witness my hand, at office, August 29th 1873.  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Know all men by these presents that I Caroline L. Brown formerly Caroline L. Russell and daughter of John Russell decd of the County of Macon and State of Tennessee have made constituted and appointed, and by these presents, do make constitute and appoint my husband Nelson Brown of the County and State aforesaid my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name and for my use, to ask demand and sue for, recover and receive all such sum or sums of money, debts, goods, wares and other demands whatsoever which are or shall be due, owing payable and belonging to me by any manner or means whatsoever especially to collect any moneys or legacies due me from the estate of my said father John Russell deceased late of Smith County Tennessee giving and granting unto my said Attorney by the presents full power and authority in and about the premises to have use and take all lawful ways and means in my name for the purposes aforesaid. And upon the receipt of any such debts, deeds or sums of money, acquitances, or other sufficient discharges for me and in my name to take and give and generally to do all other acts and things in the law whatsoever needful and necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully and to all intents and purposes as I myself might or could do if personally present and doing the same myself hereby ratifying and confirming all and whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do, in and about the premises by virtue hereof.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy three    Caroline (her x mark) L. Brown  Attest  J.M. Marshall  J.A. White

 

State of Tennessee Macon County} Personally appeared…Caroline L. Brown wife of Nelson Brown, privately and apart from her said husband…

 

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Witness George L. Walton Clerk of said Court at office this 29th day of August 1873  George L Walton Clk

 

A true copy. Filed Aug 30th 1873.  B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Estate John Russell Decd.

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Twenty Seven & 37/100 Dollars in full of my distributive share of the personal estate of my father John Russell decd as shown by Settlement of Executor Elam Russell. Settlement Book “T.T.” page 105       This the 30th day of August 1873. Caroline L. Brown by Nelson (his x mark) Brown Attorney in fact  Test M. Starr

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Nelson Brown with whom I am personally acquainted…

Witness my hand this 30th August 1873  BfC Smith Clk

 

Pg 255

 

S.B. Chambers et als vs: Hosey Cormon et als} O. Bill to sell Land

Received, September 15th 1873 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid and commissioner in the above case, Two Hundred & Sixty five dollars & 14 cents as my distributive Share of the real estate of William Chambers decd, said sum being my distributive of the first note & cash payment of the land sold in the above case & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court, at its September term 1873              $265.14   L.W. Key  Elizabeth Key

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared L.W. Key & Wife Elizabeth Key…Elizabeth Key wife of said L.W. Key privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office September 15th 1873  BfC Smith Clk

 

Pg 256

 

S.B. Chambers et als vs: Hosey Cormon et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, September 15th 1873 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County of Smith & Commissioner in the above case, Two Hundred & Sixty five dollars & 14 cts as my distributive share of the real estate of William Chambers decd said sum arrising from the sale of the said being the amnt due me from the first payment on said land & the cash paid on same, being sold & distributed by the County Court of Smith County at the September term 1873                C.H. Tunstall  Mary A Tunstall

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…C.H. Tunstall & Mary A Tunstall…Mary A. Tunstall wife of C.H. Tunstall privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office September 15th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

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John Russell Estate}

Received, October 14th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court Four dollars & 10 cents in full of my distributive share of the Personal estate of John Russell Decd my Grandfather, said amount being paid into to the office of the County Court Clerk by Elam Russell the Executor              John M Sloan  Nancy (her x mark) Sloan

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receiptors…Nancy Sloan wife of the said John M. Sloan, personally known to me, Seperately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office this 14th day of October 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

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Know all men by these presents, That I Leonard Fry of the County of Bates & State of Missouri have made, constituted & appointed, and by these presents do make, constitute & appoint David Fry of Smith County Tennessee, my true & lawful Attorney, for me and in my name place & stead to transact all business relating to the settlement of the estate of Henry Fry deceased late of Smith County Tennessee, to receive and receipt for all money or property to which I may be entitled as heir at law of the said Henry Fry, hereby giving & granting unto my said Attorney full power & authority to do & perform all and every act and thing, whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as I might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution & revocation, hereby ratifying & confirming all that my said Attorney or his substitutes shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof  In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand & seal the first day of October in the year one thousand Eight Hundred and Seventytwo  Leonard Fry             Sealed in the presence of J.L. Church

 

State of Missouri County of Bates County} Before me W.J. Smith…came Leonard Fry…

Witness official Seal and signature at office in Butler M. this first day of October A.D. 1872  W.J. Smith Clerk of County Court

 

State of Missouri Bates County} I. John S. Sullins, sole presiding Judge…certify that W.J. Smith is and was at the date of the above certificate Clerk…

 

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…his signature thereto is genuine…

Witness my hand & official Seal at office this the first day of October 1872  John H Sullins Judge

 

State of Missouri Bates County} I, W.J. Smith Clerk…certify that John H. Sullins is sole Judge presiding…his signature there to genuine

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of said Court at office in Butler on this 1st day of October 1872.  W.J. Smith Clerk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} I B.f.C. Smith Clerk…certify that the foregoing Power of Attorney from Leonard Fry & certificates there to is a true copy of the original now on file in my office

Witness my hand at office October 28th 1872  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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David Fry Et als VS Leonard Fry Et als} Petition to sell Land

Received, October 28th 1872 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & five dollars & fifty cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of my father Henry Fry deceased arising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court pronounced in this cause  $105.50/  Leonard Fry By David Fry attorney in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…David Fry Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office October 28th 1872.  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 263

 

David Fry Et als VS Leonard Fry Et als} Petition to sell land

Received, October 28th 1872 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Fifty two dollars & 75 cents ballance in full of my distributive share of the estate of my father Henry Fry deceased, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold and distributed under the decree of said Court pronounced in this cause  $52.75/  David Fry

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…David Fry …

Witness my hand at office this October 28th 1872.  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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James Gill Admr et als VS: Mary Fuller et als} Received of B.f.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner and successor to John P. Yelton former clerk & comr of Smith County Court Thirty one dollars & 78 cts in full of my distributive Share of the real estate of Isham Fuller Decd I being the daughter & heir of Nancy Fuller deceased who was a daughter & heir of Isham Fuller Decd Said fund arising from the sale of the real estate of said Isham Fuller Decd sold & distributed under the orders of the Smith County Court. Oct 30th 1872  Jalah P. Henson Francis Henson By Thomas Fuller Attorney in Fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing receptor & Attorney in fact…

Witness my hand at office this October 30th 1872.  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 265

 

James Gill Admr et als Vs: Mary Fuller et als} Received of B.f.C. Smith Clerk and Commissioner and successor to John P. Yelton former clerk & comr of Smith County Court Thirty one dollars & 78 cts in full of my distributive share of the real estate of Isham Fuller decd. I being the daughter & heir of Nancy Fuller decd who was a daughter & heir of Isham Fuller decd, said fund arising from the sale of the real estate of said Isham Fuller decd, sold & distributed under the orders of the Smith County Court. October 30th 1872  Elisabeth W Porter George W. Porter By Thomas Fuller Attorney in Fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing receptor & Attorney in fact Thomas Fuller…

Witness my hand at office this October 30th 1872.  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 266

 

James Gill Admr &C et als V Mary Fuller et als} Received of B.f.C. Smith Clerk & Commr and successor to John P. Yelton former Clerk & Commissioner of Smith County Court, Sixty three dollars & 56 cts in full of the distributive shares of Emily S. & Luella G. Fuller daughters & heirs of Nancy Fuller decd, who was a daughter & heir of Isham Fuller decd, said fund arising from the sale of the real estate of said Isham Fuller decd, sold and distributed under the orders of the Smith County Court. October 30th 1872  George W Porter Guardian for Emily S. Fuller & Luella G. Fuller By Thomas Fuller Attorney in Fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing receptor Thomas Fuller…

Witness my hand at office this October 30 1872.  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 267

 

David Fry et als VS. Leonard Fry Et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, November 2nd 1872, of BfC Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case, Fifty two dollars & 75 cent in full of my distributive share of the estate of my Father Henry Fry decd, arising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, I being a daughter & heir of said Henry Fry decd, said fund arising from the real estate sold by a decree of Smith County Court & distributed under the decree of said Court  $52.75/  H.B. Ballinger S.E. Ballinger

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receiptors…and also…S.E. Ballinger wife of H.B. Ballinger privately and apart from her said husband…for the purposes therein contained on the day it bears date

Witness my hand at office this November 2nd 1872.  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 268

 

David Fry vs Leonard Fry “et als”} O Bill to sell Land

Received, November 2nd 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case Fifty two dollars & 75 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of Henry Fry decd, I being a daughter & heir of said deceased said fund arising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under the orders of the Smith County Court in the above case  $52.75/  John Dedman Elizabeth (her x mark) Deadman  Test – Saml Paschal

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John Deadman & wife Elizabeth Deadman…and also…Elizabeth Deadman wife of said John Deadman, privately and apart from her said husband…for the purposes therein contained on the day it bears date

Witness my hand at office November 2nd 1872  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 269

 

Estate of Daniel B. Agee Decd

Received, November 2nd 1872, of W.D. Agee Executor of the estate of Daniel B. Agee Decd Nine Hundred & Ninety four dollars & 10 cents in full of all the personal assetts of said estate in his hands as such Executor, according to the provisions of the will of said Daniel B. Agee Decd.  Amanda M. (hir x mark) Agee  $994.10/  Test N.W. Philips J.R. Smith

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Amanda M. Agee…

Witness my hand at office this ber 2nd 1872  BfC Smith Clk

 

Pg 270

 

David Fry VS Leonard Fry et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, November 2nd 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court, & Commissioner in the above case Fifty two dollars & 75 cents in full of the distributive share of John L. Harris & Wife Ann Harris, the said Ann Harris being a daughter & heir of Henry Fry deceased the said amount being in full of the distributive share of said Ann Harris arising from the sale of the real estate of said Henry Fry decd, sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above cause N.W. Philips assignee of J.L. Harris & wife Ann Harris

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…N.W. Philips…

Witness my hand at office this November 2nd 1872  BfC Smith Clk

 

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Dabney Lancaster & Nancy Lancaster his wife we do hereby nominate and appoint David Fry of Smith County State of Tennessee our Attorney if fact to demand and receive for us from any person having posession of, or liable for the same, a distributive share, which has decended to us from one Henry Fry now deceased late of the County of Smith and State of Tennessee and all necessary receipts, bonds & acquittances for us and in our name to execute, for and about the same, we do further empower our said attorney to sue for & recover the same or any part thereof whether the same be real or personal or mixed estate and for that purpose to make & employ one or more attorneys under him and to do all other act and things necessary to accomplish the object of this power at our expense and charge. And we do hereby ratify & confirm all the lawful acting and doings of our said attorney in the premises as fully as if we were present and doing the same ourselves. This 14th day of Oct AD 1872  Dabney Lancaster Nancy (her x mark) Lancaster  witness Jno Phillips

 

State of Texas County of Ellis} Before me C.R. Gibson Clerk…personally appeared Dabney Lancaster…At the same time & place…Nancy Lancaster Wife of said Dabney Lancaster…privately and apart from her said husband…

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affixed seal of office in the town of Waxohotshie this 14th day of Oct AD 1872.  CR Gibson Clk By Jno Phillips Dist

 

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The State of Texas County of Ellis} I N.G. Davis presiding Justice…certify that C.R. Gibson…is and was at the time of signing…Clerk of the District Court of Ellis County…

Witness my hand and official Seal at office in Woxohatchie this 14th day of October A.D. 1872  N.G. Davis Presiding Justice

 

State of Texas County of Ellis} I C.R. Gibson Clerk of the District Court…certify that N.G. Davis…is & was at the time of signing…Justice of the Peace and ex officio Notary Public…

Witness my official seal & signature at office in the town of Woxohachie this the 14th day of Oct AD 1872  C.R. Gibson Clk &C Jno Phillips Deputy

 

A true copy.  Attest  B.f.C. Smith Clerk Smith County Court

 

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David Fry vs: Leonard Fry “et als”} O Bill to sell Land

Received, November 2nd 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee & Commissioner in the above case, One Hundred & five dollars & 50 cents in full of the distributive share of Dabney Lancaster & wife Nancy Lancaster in the real estate of Henry Fry decd Said Nancy Lancaster being a daughter & heir of said Henry Fry decd said amount being the fund arising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under the decrees of the Smith County Court in the above case.  &105.50/  Dabney Lancaster  Nancy Lancaster  By David Fry Atty in Fact

 

Acknowledged before me November 2 1972  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…David Fry Atty in fact &C…

Witness my hand, at office, this November 2nd 1872.  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Received of W.W. Seay a commissioner appointed by the Smith County Court for the heirs of John B. Armstrong Decd Sixty dollars one half of the Share of Thomas S. Armstrong purchased of Said Armstrong by our Father John H. Bedford in his lifetime it being in full for our interest in all the lands Sold by the said Seay as reported in the Western District of Tennessee Oct 13th 1872  Tabitha A Johnston  Mary T. Bedford  Thomas A Bedford assignee  John H. Bedford assignee  Test W. Melton

 

A True Copy  Test B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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David Fry et als VS. Leonard Fry et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, November 14th 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case, Fifty two dollars & seventy five cents in full of our distributive share in the real estate of Henry Fry decd I the undersigned Belinda Cooksey being a daughter & heir of the said Henry Fry decd, said fund ariseing from the sale of the real estate of said Deceased, sold and distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court in the above named case.  $52.75/  Belinda Cooksey  James B Cooksey

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receptors…and also personally appeared before me Belinda Cooksey wife of James B. Cooksey privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office in Carthage this November 14th 1872.  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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I Lewis H.Cheek Son & distribute of E. Cheek Decd for the consideration of five hundred dollars to me paid, do hereby Sell transfer & convey to R.W. Tubb, all my right title claim & interest in & to the dower tract of land belonging to my mother Jane Cheek widow of said E. Cheek decd I also sell and convey to said Tubb all my right title & Interest in the proceeds of the Sale of the Land Sold by the Clerk of the County Court of Smith Co. & belonging to the estate of E. Cheek, decd, and do hereby authorize E.W. Turner clerk, as aforesaid to pay my Share of said money, to said Tubb and, I authorize said Tubb to execute all Receipts and acquitances in his own name &C.  Given under my hand this 30th day of November 1867.  Lewis H. (his x mark) Cheek  Attest W.H. Cheek  John B. Tubb

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the within named bargainor…who acknowledged that he executed the within instrument, for the purposes therein contained…

Witness my hand at office this 2nd day of December 1867  E.W. Turner, clerk

 

A True Copy  Test  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 277

 

W.H Cheek Admr VS: LH Cheek et als} Received, November 19th 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk & commissioner in the above case Three Hundred & Thirty one dollars and 74 cents balance in full of the distributive share of Elizabeth Tubb formerly Elizabeth Cheek ariseing from the sale of the real estate of Ephraim Cheek deceased sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case  $331.74/  Elizabeth Tubb  R.W. Tubb

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…R.W. Tubb & wife Elizabeth Tubbs…

Witness BfC Smith clk at office Nov 19th 1872  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 278

 

W.H Cheek Admr VS: L.H Cheek et als} Received, November 19th 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner of Smith County Court in the above case Three Hundred & Thirty one dollars and 74 cent ballance in full of the distributive share of L.H. Cheek decd, ariseing from the sale of the real estate of Ephraim Cheek deceased, sold & distributed in this case under the decree of the Smith County Court  $331.74/  R.W. Tubb Assignee of L.H. Cheek

 

Acknowledged before me this Nov 19th 1872  BfC Smith clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…R.W. Tubb assignee &c…

Witness my hand at office Nov 19th 1872  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 279

 

W.H Cheek Admr VS L.H Cheek et als} Received, November 19th 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee and Commissioner in the above case, Five Hundred & Sixty one dollars & 22 cents in full of the distributive share of Westly Cheeks heirs to wit Jane Perkins, John R., Nancy, Ephraim, Mary E. & Sarah E. Cheek & Miles W. Russell, said fund ariseing from the sale of the real estate of Ephraim Cheek deceased, sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case  $561.22/  R.W. Tubb Atty in fact for the heirs of Wesly Cheek Decd

 

Acknowledged before me November 19th 1872  BfC Smith clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…R.W. Tubb Atty in fact, &c…

Witness my hand, at office, Novr. 19,th 1872.  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 280

 

W.H Cheek Admr VS: L.H Cheek et als} Received, November 19th 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee & Commissioner in the above case, Five Hundred & Sixty one dollars & 22 cents in full of the distributive share of the heirs of James R. Cheek decd to wit Carrol Cheek, Mary J Cheek & W.R. Cheek said fund ariseing from the sale of the real estate of Ephraim Cheek deceased sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court pronounced in the above case  $561.22/  R.W. Tubb Attorney in fact for the heirs of James R. Cheek decd

 

Acknowledged before me November 19th 1872  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…R.W. Tubb, Atty in fact &c…

Witness my hand, at office, this Nov 19th 1872.  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 281

 

W.H Cheek Admr VS: L.H. Cheek et als} Received, November 19th 1872, of W.H. Cheek Administrator of the estates of Ephraim, Jane & Nancy J. Cheek decd Four Hundred & Forty three dollars and 09 cents in full of our distributive share of the personal estates of Ephraim Cheek, Jane Cheek & Nancy J. Cheek as per report of the Clerk of the County Court and decree in accordance therewith  $443.09/  Elizabeth Tubb  R.W. Tubb

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing parties…Also appeared Elizabeth Tubbs privately & apart from her said husband…

Witness B.f.C. Smith clerk at office, November 19th 1872  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 282

 

W.H Cheek Admr VS L.H Cheek et als} Received, November 19th 1872, of W.H Cheek Administrator of the estates of Ephraim, Jane & Nancy J. Cheek decd Four Hundred & Forty three dollars and 09 cents in full of the distributive share of the heirs of Westly Cheek decd to wit Jane Perkins, John R., Nancy, Ephraim, Mary E. and Sarah E. Cheek and Miles W Russell, being the distributive share due the heirs of said Westly Cheek out of the personal estates of Ephraim Cheek decd Jane Cheek Decd & Nancy J. Cheek decd according to the report of the Clerk of the Smith County Court in the above case & the decree pronounced in accordance therewith  $443.09/  R.W. Tubb Attorney in fact for the heirs of Westly Cheek Decd

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…R.W. Tubb Attorney in fact…

Witness my hand at office this November 19th 1872  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 283

 

W.H Cheek Admr VS. L.H Cheek et als} Received, November 19th 1872, of W.H. Cheek Administrator of the estates of Ephraim, Jane & N.J. Cheek decd Four Hundred & Forty three dollars & 09 cents in full of the distributive share due the heirs of L.H. Cheek decd to wit Elizabeth Gilmore, W.B., Jas T., Nancy D. and LG. Cheek being in full of their shares in the personal estates of Ephraim Cheek decd Jane Cheek Decd & Nancy J. Cheek decd as per the report of the Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee and the decree of said Court therewith  $443.09/  R.W. Tubb Attorney in fact for the heirs of L.H. Cheek Decd

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…R.W. Tubbs…

Witness my hand at office this 19th November 1872  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 284

 

W.H. Cheek Admr VS. L.H. Cheek “et als”} Received, November 19th 1872, of W.H Cheek Administrator of the estates of Ephraim, Jane & Nancy J. Cheek decd Four Hundred & Forty three dollars & 09 cents in full of the distributive shares of the heirs of Jas. R Cheek decd to wit Carrol Cheek, Mary J Cheek & W.R. Cheek, said fund being the amount in full of the estates of Ephraim Cheek decd Jane Cheek & Nancy J. Cheek as per the report of the Clerk of the County Court & the decree of said court in this case  $443.09/  R.W. Tubb Attorney in fact for the heirs of Jas R Cheek Decd

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…R.W. Tubbs Attorney in fact…

Witness my hand at office this 19th November 1872  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 285

 

Estate Isaac Webb Decd

Received of John E Webb Exer. Of the estate of Isaac Webb deceased by the hands of Thomas Fisher, Fifty one dollars & 74 cents in full of the personal estate of said deceased, comeing to us. The above amount includes a recept heretofore given to said Fisher and also received of said John E. Webb Executor by the hands of said Fisher Eleven dollars & 36 cents it being in full of our share of partnership effects in the hands of said John E. Webb as the surviving partner of said Isaac Webb deceased. We having left in the hands of said John E. Webb, Eleven dollars to pay for fixing up tombstone on the grave etc. This November 19th 1872  G.L. Staley  S.N. Staley

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…G.L. Staley & wife S.N. Staley…And also appeared before me S.N. Staley wife of said G.L. Staley privately & apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office this December 5th 1872  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

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Pg 287

 

B.J. Vaden VS Jessa Hughes “et als”} Received December 2nd 1872 John P. Yelton former Clerk & commissioner of the Smith County Court Forty four dollars & 21 cents in full of all the funds in his hands arrising from the sale of the lands of Luderick Vaden sold by decree of the County Court in the above case.  Walter P. Vaden by B.J. Vaden attorney in fact $44.21

 

Acknowledged before me December 2nd 1872  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.J. Vaden Atty in fact…acknowledged that he executed the foregoing receipt for the purposes therein contained.

Witness my hand at office, this 2nd Decr 1872  BfC Smith Clk

 

B.J. Vaden vs Jessee Hughes et als} Received of B.J. Vaden thirty eight dollars & fifty five cents Also of E.W. Turner former Clerk & com. fourteen dollars and eight cents in full of my distributive Share, of the fund ariseing from the sale of the lands of Lodwick Vaden deceased in the above case which is in full of the Sums in their hands. This January 20th 1873  Walter P. Vaden by B.J. Vaden attorney in fact  Test T.J. Fisher

 

Acknowledged before me January 20th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.J. Vaden Atty in fact…acknowledged that he executed the foregoing Receipt for the purposes therein contained.

Witness my hand, at office, January 20th 1873  BfC Smith Clerk

 

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G.W. Cardwell et als vs Elizabeth B. Huffhines et als} Received, December 2nd 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court & commissioner in the above case, my two notes of $157 50/100 each due in twelve & twentyfour month & Thirtyfive dollars in cash being the notes executed by me for the purchase of a tract of land sold in the above case & the cost paid on day of sale. said sale having been this day rejected by the Court & the notes & money ordered to be returned to me  Isaac (his x mark) Beasly  Test S.M. Fite

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Isaac Beasley…acknowledged that he executed the foregoing Receipt for the purposes therein contained.

Witness my hand, at office, 2nd day of December, 1872.  B.f.C. Smith Clerk

 

Pg 290

 

R.W. Knight Adms vs John High’s Heirs} Received, Decr 12th 1872 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Forty two dollars & 24 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of John High Decd arrissing from the sale of the real estate of said decd sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court pronounced in the above case.  Sally Franklin  L. Franklin  $42.24/

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receptors…acknowledged the execution of the foregoing Receipt.

Witness my hand this Decr 12 1872  Bf.C. Smith Clk

 

R.W. Knight Adms vs John High’s Heirs} Received, December 12th 1872 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Forty two dollars & 24 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of John High Decd arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court pronounced in the above case.  Martha Vaden B.J. Vaden  $42.24/

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receptors…acknowledged the execution of the foregoing Receipts for the purposes therein contained...

Witness my hand at office Decr 12th 1872  BfC Smith Clk

 

Pg 291

 

R.W. Knight Adms vs John High’s Heirs} Received December 11th 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case Forty two dollars & 24 cents in full of my distributive share in the estate of John High deceased arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court pronounced in the above case.  Isabelle A. Hawthorne  $42.24/

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receptor…acknowledged the execution of the foregoing Receipt for the purposes therein contained.

Witness my hand at office Decr 12 1872  BfC Smith Clk

 

R.W. Knight Adms vs John High’s Heirs} Received, December 11th 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Forty two dollars & 24 cents, in full of my distributive share of the estate of John High deceased, arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold & distributed under the decrees of Smith County Court, pronounced in the above case.  Caroline Richerson (Pacherson)  $42.24/

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receptor…acknowledged the execution of the foregoing Recpt for the purposes therein contained on the day it bears date.

Witness my hand at office Decr 12 1872  BfC Smith Clk

 

Pg 292

 

R.W. Knight Adm vs John Highs Heirs} Received, Decr 12th 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Fourteen dollars & 08 cents in full of my distributive share in the real estate of John High deceased, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold & distributed by the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  J.W. High  $14.08/

 

Acknowledged before me December 12 1872 B.f.C. Smith Clk

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.W. High…

Witness my hand, at office, December 12th 1872  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

R.W. Knight Adm vs John High’s Heirs} Received Decr 12th 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Forty two dollars & 24 cents in full of my distributive share in the estate of John High decd arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold and distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court pronounced in the above case.  J.M. High  $42.24/

 

Acknowledged before me December 12 1872 B.f.C. Smith clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.M. High…

Witness my hand, at office, December 12th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 293

 

R.W. Knight Adms vs John High’s Heirs} Received December 12th 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Forty two dollars & 24 cents in full of my distributive Share of the estate John High decd, arriseing from sale of the real estate of said decd, sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court pronounced in the above case.  R.W. High  $42.24/

 

Acknowledged before me December 12th 1872 B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receptor…

Witness my hand, at office, Decr 12th 1872  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

R.W. Knight Adm vs John High’s Heirs} Received December 12th 1872, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & commissioner in the above case Fourteen dollars & 08 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of John High deceased, arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court pronounced in the above case.  S.S. High  $14.08/

 

Acknowledged before me December 12th 1872 B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…S.S. High…

Witness my hand, at office, Decr 12th 1872  BfC Smith clk

 

Pg 294

 

R.W. Knight Adms vs John High’s Heirs} Received December 12th 1872, of BfC Smith clk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Fourteen dollars & 08 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of John High deceased, arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under a decree of Smith County Court pronounced in the above cause.  B.V. High  $14.08/

 

Acknowledged before me December 12th 1872 B.f.C. Smith clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.V. High…

Witness my hand, at office, Decr 12th 1872, B.f.C. Smith clk

 

R.W. Knight Adms vs John High’s Heirs} Received, December 23rd 1872, of BfC Smith Clerk & Commissioner of the County Court of the County aforesaid. Forty two dollars & 24 cents in full of my distributive share in the estate of John High deceased, arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold & distributed under the decree of Smith County Court pronounced in the above case.  J.T. High  $42.24/

 

Acknowledged before me December 12 1872 B.f.C. Smith clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.T. High…

Witness my hand at office Decr 12th 1872  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 295

 

R.W. Knight Adms vs John High’s Heirs} Received Jany 1st 1873 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court One Hundred & twelve dollars & 50 cts for the following def—ts to the above suit to: Elizabeth Cloy $12.50 – Mary Perry’s Heirs $25.00 – Wm High $25.00 Winston Highs Heirs $25.00 - & Charity Hunts Heirs $25.00 – the said sums being the amounts due me from them respectively as their attorney in this case for payment of which a lien was declared in my favor by the final decree in the County Court MB page 564 J.B. Luster Atty  $112.50/

 

Acknowledged before me January 1st 1873 BfC Smith clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.B. Luster, Atty…

Witness my hand, at office, January 1st 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 296

 

Estate of Leonard Matherson Decd

 

Received, January 3rd 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tenn Six dollars in full of my distributive share of the personal estate of Lenard Matherson Deceased paid under an order of the County Court made at the December term 1872.  $6.00/  Charles Matherson

 

Acknowledged before me January 3rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receiptor…

Witness my hand, at office, Jany 3rd 1873, B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Estate of Leonard Matherson Decd

 

Received, January 3rd 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tenn Six dollars in full of my distributive share of the personal estate of Lenard Matherson deceased paid under an order of the Smith County Court made at the December term 1872.  $6.00/  Nancy Bradley

 

Acknowledged before me January 3rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receiptor…

Witness my hand, at office, January 3rd 1873, B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 297

 

Estate of Henry Fry Decd

 

Received of B.S. Fry Administrator of the personal of Henry Fry decd Nineteen dollars & 64 cts in full of my distributive share due me from said estate in the hands of said administrator as such this 30th of March 1872  Sarah (her x mark) J. Fry  Attest JB Kigle  HB Ballinger

 

Proven before me by the oaths of J.B. Kyle & H.B. Ballinger subscribing witnesses thereto on this February 7th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Received of BS. Fry Administrator of the personal estate of Henry Fry Decd Nineteen dollars & 64 cts in full of my distributive share due me from said estate, in the hands of said Administrator as such the 7th day of February 1873  Dabney Lancaster Nany Lancaster David Fry  H.B. Ballinger J.B. Kyle 

 

Proven, before me by the oaths of H.B. Ballinger & J.B. Kyle subscribing witnesses to the above recept on this February 7th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Received of BS. Fry Administrator of the personal estate of Henry Fry Deceased Nineteen dollars & 64 cts in full of my distributive share due me from said estate in the hands of said Administrator as such this 7th day of February 1873  Leonard Fry David Fry  H.B. Ballinger J.B. Kyle 

 

Proven, before me, by the oaths of H.B. Ballinger & J.B. Kyle subscribing witnesses to the above receipt on this 7th day of February 1873 BfC Smith clk

 

Pg 298

 

Estate Henry Fry Decd

 

Received February 7th 1873, of B.S. Fry Administrator of the estate of Henry Fry deceased Six dollars & 54 cents in full of the distributive share of said estate due me as a son of Ann Kyle formerly Ann Fry a daughter of said Henry Fry Decd this amount being one third of the personal estate to which said Ann, would be entitled if living. H.B. Kyle

 

Acknowledged before me this February 7th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

David Fry vs: Lenard Fry & others} O Bill to sell Land

Received Oct 7th 1872, of BfC Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & commissioner in the above case Fifty two dollars & 75 in full of my distributive Share of the proceeds arriseing from the sale of the land of Henry Fry deceased, sold and distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court, pronounced in the above cause  B.S. Fry

 

Acknowledged before me October 7th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.S. Fry…

Witness my hand, at office, October 7th 1872  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 299

 

David Fry vs: Lenard Fry & others} O Bill to sell Land

Received February 7th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & five dollars & 50 cents in full of the distributive share of Sarah J Fry, a daughter of Henry Fry deceased in the proceeds arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said Henry Fry decd, sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court pronounced in the above cause  B.S. Fry Adms of Sarah J Fry decd

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.S. Fry Admr of Sarah J. Fry…

Witness my hand at office Feby 7th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clerk

 

David Fry vs: Leonard Fry et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, Feb 20th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clk Fifty two dollars & 75 cents in full of the distributive share of John W. Fry in the real estate of Henry Fry Decd, it being the amount ballance due said John W. Fry out of the fund ariseing from the sale of the land belonging to the estate of said decd sold & distributed under the decree of this Court, pronounced in the above cause  N.W. Philips assignee of J.W. Fry

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…N.W. Philips assignee of J.W. Fry…

Witness my hand at office Feby 20th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clerk

 

Pg 300

 

 W.P. Glover et als vs Fannie E Glover & others} O Bill to sell Land

Received February 8th 1873 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Thirtytwo dollars & 05 cent in full of the amount decreed to be paid me by the said Clerk & commissioner aforesaid out of the proceeds of the sale of the lands sold in this cause. See decree MB J page 491 & 2  M.W. Mcdonald

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…MW McDonald…

Witness my hand at office Feby 8th 1873

 

David Fry vs Leonard Fry} O Bill to sell Land

Received, February 20th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner in the above case Fiftytwo dollars & 75 cents Ballance in full of the distributive share of James E. Fry out of the real estate of Henry Fry Sr Decd, it being the amount due him arrising from the sale of the land belonging to said estate sold & distributed under the decree of this Court, pronounced in the above cause  N.W. Philips assignee of Jas E. Fry

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…N.W. Philips assignee of J.W. Fry…

Witness my hand at office Feby 20th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clerk

 

Pg 301

 

Wm Lack Decd. Estate

Recd Carthage February 18th 1873 of T.J. Fisher Admr of the Estate of Wm Lack Decd Six dollars & 46 cts less one dollar & 25 cents for the recording of this receipt, it being my distributive share in full of my fathers estate coming to me from said T.J. Fisher Admr &C.  Bitsey Ann (her x mark) Robinson  Test James Haynie

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Bitsey Ann Robinson…

B.f.C. Smith, clk By JM Fisher, D.C.

 

 

Recieved Carthage Aug 19th 1874 of T.J. Fisher Admr of the estate of William Lack Dec Six dollars & 46 cents Less one dollar & 25 cents for the recording of this receipt it being my distributive Share in full of my fathers estate coming to me from said T.J. Fisher Admr &C.  Martha E (her x mark) Smith

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Martha E. Smith…

B.f.C. Smith, clk By JM Fisher DC

 

Pg 302

 

Josiah Baird et als VS William Baird et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received February 22nd 1873 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Twentyfive dollars & 50 cents in full of my distributive share of the real estate of Josiah Baird Sr deceased being the 7th part or interest of the share of Sarah Garrison deceased who was a daughter of said Baird dec, said fund ariseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold and distribuited under the decree of Smith County Court, pronounced in the above cause.  $25.50/  copy } John E Clark  S.J Clark

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receptors…also appeared before me the said S.J Clark wife of John E. Clark privately & apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office February 22nd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

A true copy  Attest  BfC Smith Clk

 

Pg 303

 

Josiah Baird et als VS Wm Baird et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, February 22nd 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner of the County Court in the above case, Twelve dollars & 81 cents ballance in full of my distributive share of the estate of Josiah Baird Sr decd, I being a daughter of Sarah Garrison deceased, who was a daughter & heir of Josiah Baird Sr deceased, said fund ariseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court, pronounced in the above cause.  &12.81/  Nancy C. Clark  G.D. Clark

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receptors…also appeared before me Nancy C. Clark wife of G.D. Clark privately & apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office Feb 22nd 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk

A true copy  Attest  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Know all men by these presents that I, Wilson P. Garrison of the County of Hopkins and State of Kentucky, do constitute and appoint Jeremiah H. Baird of the County of Smith and State of Tennessee my true and lawful attorney to receive and receipt for any money that may be due and comeing to me in the hands of the County Court Clerk of Smith County Tenn

Given under my hand this 10th day of February 1873  Wilson P Garrison

 

Kentucky Hopkins County} I, John H. Christy Clerk of the Hopkins County Court, certify that this Power of Attorney from Wilson P. Garrison to Jeremiah H Baird was this day produced to me by said Garrison, who is personally known to me and acknowledged the foregoing Instrument to be his act and deed, for the purposes therein expressed. The same & this certificate are certified to the proper place for record.

Witness my hand & seal of office, This Feby the 10th 1873  John H Christy Clerk

 

Kentucky Hopkins County}  S ct/

I, A.J. Sisk Judge of the Hopkins County Court, certify that the foregoing certificate is true & genuine and that John H. Christy is what he represents himself to be – the Clerk of the Hopkins County Court & all of his official acts are entitled to full faith & credit.

Witness my hand (no seal) this Feby the 10th 1873  A.J. Sisk Judge Hopkins County Court

 

Kentucky = Hopkins County} I, John H. Christy Clerk of the Hopkins County Court, certify that A.J. Sisk whose name appears to the foregoing certificate is Judge of the Hopkins County Court and all of his official acts are entitled to full faith & credit.

Witness my hand and seal of office, This February 10th 1873  John H. Christy Clk

 

A true copy – Attest B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Josiah Baird et als VS: Wm Baird et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, March 10th 1873, of BfC Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid, Twentyfive dollars & 50 cents in full of all funds due W.P., Garrison in the hands of said Clerk arrising from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to the estate of Josiah Baird Sr. decd sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court, pronounced in the above cause.  Jeremiah H. Baird Attorney in fact for W. P Garison

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Jeremiah H Baird Attorney in fact…

Witness my hand at office March 10th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clerk

 

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T.H. Armistead VS. David Stinson et als} O Bill to Sell Land

Received March 17th 1873 of BfC Smith clerk & commissioner in the above cause one hundred Seventeen dollars 10 cents in part of our Share arising from the Sale of land in the above cause. That amount being Received in a receipt executed by John Hallom on the 19th day of February 1872 and now in the possession of their attorney in fact, Thomas Fisher  Francis Hallom John Hallom By Thomas Fisher Attorney in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Thomas Fisher Attorney in fact…

Witness my hand at office March 17th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clerk

 

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We John Hallum & Wife Frances Hallum (formerly Frances Stinson) of the County of DeKalb and State of Tennessee do hereby nominate and appoint Thomas Fisher of the County of Smith, our true & lawful Attorney in fact, to receive for us and in our names to recept for our interest both in the real & personal estate of A.W. Stinson my Deceased Father, late of Smith County Tennessee; and for that purpose if necessary to employ one or more counsel to conduct any suit or suits to secure the same. And we hereby ratify and confirm all the legal acts and doings of our said Attorney in as full and complete manner and to have the same power & affect as though we were present and transacting the same ourselves.

In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands, this 1st day of May AD 1872  Frances (her x mark) Hallum John Hallum  Test A.B. Chatham

 

State of Tennessee DeKalb County} To A.B. Chatham Esqr

You are hereby authorized and empowered to take the examination of Frances Hallum, privately and apart from her husband, relative to her free execution of the annexed deed or Power of Attorney and the same as taken, to certify under your hand & seal.

Witness P.G Magness Jr Clerk of said Court at office in Smithville this 3rd day of April 1872  P.G Magness Jr Clerk

 

State of Tennessee DeKalb County} Frances Hallum Wife of John Hallum & formerly Frances Stinson having personally appeared before me and having by virtue of the authority in me vested been examined privately and apart from her said husband and she having acknowledged the due execution of the within Power of Attorney by her freely

 

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voluntarily & understandingly, without compulsion or constraint by her said husband and for the purposes therein expressed, the same is therefore certified.

Witness my hand and seal this 1st day of May 1872  A.B. Chatham J.P. for DeKalb County Tennessee

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John Hallum, personally known to me and acknowledged the execution of the foregoing Power of Attorney for the purposes therein contained on the day it bears date.

Witness my hand at office this March 11th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

A true copy as on file in my office March 28th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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The State of Texas County of Grayson} Know all men by these presents that we T.W. Mann and Elizabeth A. Mann his wife both of the County and State above written have this day made constituted and appointed George R. Glover of Smith County Tennessee, our true agent and lawful attorney to transact Certain business in Smith County Tennessee for us as if we were present and did the same ourselves: we therefore authorize and empower the said George R. Glover to draw what money that is comeing to us from our fathers estate, to wit: Robert J. Glover’s estate and receipt for the same in our names as if we were present and did the same ourselves.

In testimony whereof we set our hands and seals using scrawls for seals this the 2nd Nov. 1872.  T.W. Mann  E.A. Mann

 

State of Texas Grayson County} Before me, S Bostick, clerk of the District Court of said County, personally came T.W. Mann and E.A. Mann to me well known and acknowledged they signed, executed and delivered the foregoing Deed for the consideration and purposes therein stated: and the said E.A. Mann, wife of the said T.W. Mann being by me examined separately and apart from her said husband and having the contents of said Deed fully explained to her declared upon such privy examination that she had signed the same, of her own free will and accord without fear, compulsion or undue influence on the part of her said husband and that she wished not to retract her said act or any part thereof.

 

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Given under my hands and seal of office, at Sherman, this the 2nd day of November A.D. 1872  S. Bostick Clerk

 

The State of Texas County of Grayson} I, C.C. Buckley Judge of the twelveth Judicial District of said state…certify that S Bostick whose signature appears to the foregoing acknowledgement was at the date thereof and is now Clerk of said Court…his certificate is in due form of law and is entitled to full faith & credit.

Given under my hand and official Signature this March 22nd A.D. 1873  C.C. Buckley Judge of the 12th Judicial District of Texas

 

A true copy as on file in my office April 5th 1873  B.f.C. Smith, clk By J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

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WP Glover vs Fannie E Glover} O bill to Sell Land

Recd of BfC Smith clerk & commissioner in the above cause, one hundred & ten 00/100 dollars Less the cost of Recording the Power of Attorney and this receipt, in full of our distributive Share arising from sale of said land in said estate of Robt J. Glover decd. This April 5th 1873  T.W. Mann  E.A. Mann By G. R. Glover Atty in fact.

 

Acknowledged before me April 5th 1873  JM Fisher D.C.             

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…G.R. Glover, Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office this April 5th 1873  J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Estate- W.G. Lemons, Decd

 

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FM Orange & wife vs Jerri Coggin et als

Received, April 20th 1874, of BfC Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Fifty Seven dollars & 99 cts in full of our distributive share of the estate of John McGee Decd, arrising from the sale & distribution of the real estate of George Mc Gee Sr deceased sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court ( See minute Book K pages 141 to 144  FM Orange  Martha (her x mark) Orange

 

State of Tennessee Smith County}  Personally appeared…F.M. Orange & his wife Martha Orange…

Witness my hand at office this 21st day of April 1874  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Martha Orange wife of F.M. Orange…privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office this April 20th 1874  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

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State of Texas Lamar County} Know all men by these presents that I Lucy A Simpson of Lamar County Texas do hereby make, constitute and appoint John S. Gill of Smith County Tennessee my lawful Attorney in fact, for me and in my name to collect, receive & recept for any and all money that is or may be due me in said Smith County Tennessee and especially all money that I may or am entitled to in the hands of John A. Jones of said Smith County Tenn from the estate of James W. Simpson or of any other person or persons and my said Attorney in fact is hereby fully authorized to do any and every act or thing that I could or would do if present in person for the collection of any said moneys and whatsoever he may do legally I hereby ratify and confirm and make as binding upon me as if done by me in person. And my said Attorney is further hereby authorized and empowered to settle up and close all business pertaining to said estate for me and in my name and his acts in so doing are hereby ratified and confirmed. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 18th day of April 1873  Lucy A. Simpson

 

State of Texas Lamar County – Before me G.W. DeWitt Commissioner of deeds…personally appeared Lucy A. Simpson…and desired me to certify the same to Smith County Tennessee for record.

Given under my hand and official seal at Paris Texas on this the 18th

 

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Day of April 1873  G.W. DeWitt, Commissioner of Deeds for Tennessee in Texas

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} I, B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid certify that the foregoing Power of Attorney & probate thereof is a true copy of the original now on file in my office.

Witness my hand at office this May 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

$1275.00/  Received of John A. Jones Administrator of James W. Simpson Twelve hundred and Seventyfive dollars less two dollars & seventy five cents retained to pay for recording this receipt and power of Attorney the amount in his hands as such Administrator due me after winding up said estate, as per his settlement with the County Court of Smith County Tennessee

This May 5th 1873  Lucy A. Simpson By John L Gill her Attorney in fact

 

Acknowledged before me May 5th 1873  B.f.C. Smith, Clk By F.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John S. Gill Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office this May 5th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

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                                                } I, Reason Roland & Sarah Roland do hereby nominate & appoint John A. Jones my Attorney in fact to demand and receive for us from one B.f.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court or any other person having possession of or liable for the same, our distributive share which has descended to me from the widow’s Dower Judah Baird widow of Josiah Baird senior now deceased, late of the County of Smith and State of Tennessee, and all necessary receipts, bonds and acquitances for us and in my name to execute for and about the same. I do further empower my said Attorney to sue for and recover the same or any part thereof whether the same be real or personal estate and for that purpose to make and employ one or more attorneys under him and to do all other acts and things necessary to accomplish the objects of this Power at my expense & charge and I do hereby ratify & confirm all the lawful actings and doings of my said Attorney in the premises as fully as if I were present & doing the same myself. This 31st day of January 1873  Reason S. Rowland Sarah A. (her x mark) Rowland  Attest C.A. Bailiff  Stephen Pledger

 

State of Tennessee DeKalb County} To Stephen Pledger Esqr

You are hereby authorized & empowered to take the examination of Sarah Rowland wife of Reason Roland privately and apart from her husband, relative to her free execution of the annexed Power of Attorney & the same so taken, to certify under your hand and seal.  Witness PG Magness Jr Clerk of said Court at office in Smithville the 27th day of January 1873  PG Magness Jr clk

 

State of Tennessee DeKalb County} Personally appeared…Sarah Rowland femmes Covert, separately and apart from her husband Reason

 

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Rowland the obligor,…

Witness my hand at office this 31st day of January 1873  P.G. Magness clerk by Stephen Pledger Esquire

 

State of Tennessee DeKalb County} Personally appeared…subscribing witnesses to the within Power of Attorney…are acquainted with Reson S. Rowland…

Given under my hand & official seal at office in Smithville March 18th 1873  P.G. Magness clk By B.M. Costriell D.C.

 

A true copy B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Josiah Baird et als vs Wm Baird et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received May 5th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid and special commissioner in the above case Twentyfive dollars & fifty cents the amt in full due Sarah Roland arriseing from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to the estate of Josiah Baird Ser decd. Said Sarah Roland being a grand daughter of said Decd. sold and distributed under the decree of the County Court pronounced in the above cause.  Reason Roland  Sarah A. Roland By J.A. Jones Attorney in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J. A. Jones Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office May 5th 1873  BfC Smith clk

 

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We John W. Busby and his wife Matilda Busby citizens of the State of Texas and County of Upshur, do hereby nominate constitute and appoint T.H. Armstead a citizen of Smith County Tennessee, our Attorney in fact, to demand and receive for us from B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County aforesaid and the Administrator or any other persons having possession of or liable for the same a distributive share, which has descended to us from one A.W. Stinson deceased late of Smith County Tennessee and also from the estate of one Polly Stinson deceased late of like residence arriseing from the sale of of both real & personal property and all necessary receipts, bonds & acquitances for us and in our name to execute for and about the same. We do further empower our said Attorney to sue for and recover the same or any part thereof whether the same be real or personal estate or proceeds arriseing from the sale thereof and for that purpose to make and employ one or more Attorneys under him and to do all other acts and things necessary to accomplish the objects of this power at our expense & charge. And we do hereby ratify and confirm all of the lawful actings and doings of our said Attorney in the premises as fully as if we were present and doing the same ourselves. This 11th day of March A.D. 1878  John W. Busby  Matilda Busby  Test Lou Demick  J. Hook

 

State of Texas Uphur County} Personally appeared…John W. Busby & Matilda Busby… And Matilda Bush wife of the said John W. Bush having appeared before me privately and apart from her husband…

 

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Witness James A. Derick Clerk of said Court at office, this 11th day of March 1873  Jas A. Derick Clerk Dist. Court M/C/ Texas

 

State of Texas Upshur County} I Z. Norton Judge of the District Court …do hereby certify that James A. Derick…is and was at the date thereof clerk of the District Court of Upshur County…all his official acts are entitled to full faith and credit…

In testimony whereof I have set my hand & official seal this 20th day of March 1873  Z. Norton Judge of the 9th Judicial Dist. State of Texas

 

State of Texas Upshur County} I James A. Derick clerk of the District Court …do hereby certify that Z. Norton…is and was at the date thereof presiding Judge of said Court…all his official acts are entitled to full faith & credit…

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my Court at office this 26th day of March 1873  Jas A Derick clerk of the District Court of Upshur County State of Texas

 

A true copy  Attest  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

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T.H. Armstead “et als” vs David Stinson “et als” } O Bill to sell Land

Received May 6th 1873 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid and commissioner in the above case Five Hundred & Thirtyone dollars & 75 cents in full of the distributive shares of John R Stinson, Susan E. Stinson and Fannie Hazen children of Samuel Stinson deceased who was a son & heir of A.W. Stinson deceased, being the ballance in full of their distributive shares in the estate of said A.W. Stinson decd ariseing from the sale of the real estate of said A.W. Stinson decd, sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court pronounced at the May term 1873.  $531.75/  John R. Stinson  Susan E. Stinson  Fanie Hazen  Wile Hazen By T.H. Armistead Atty in fact for

 

Acknowledged before me May 6th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…F.H. Armstead Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office May 6 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 321

 

T.H. Armstead et als vs David Stinson et als } O Bill to sell Land

Received of BfC Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid and Commissioner in the above case Seven Hundred & Thirtyone dollars & 75 cents in full of the distributive share of Matilda Busby who was a daughter of A.W. Stinson decd being the amount in full of her distributive share arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold under a decree of the Smith County Court and distributed under orders from said Court pronounced at the May term 1873.  $731.75/  Matilda Busby  John W. Busby by T.H. Armistead atty in fact for

 

Acknowledged before me May 6th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…T.H. Armstead…

Witness my hand at office May 6 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Received May 10th 1873 of Elam Russell Executor of John Russell Decd. Seventy Six dollars & 70 cts in full of our distributive Shares coming to us under the Will of Jno Russell Decd as Bennett Russells interest & balance coming to us as willed to the widow of said Jno Russell Decd,  R.S. (his x mark) Russell  Wm (his x mark) Russell  Jno (his x mark) Evans

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…R.A. Russell Wm Russell and John Evans…

Witness my hand at office May 10th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Recd May 10th 1873 of Elam Russell Exr of Jno Russell decd Twenty five dollars & 8 cents in full of my distributive share coming to me under the will of my father Jno Russell decd. as Bennett Russells interest & balance coming to me as willed to the widow of said Jno Russell  Elam (his x mark) Russell

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Elam Russell…

Witness my hand at office this May 10th 1873  BfC Smith clk

 

Recd May 22nd 1873 of B.f.C. Smith clerk Twenty four dollars & 60. less one dollar and 25 cents for recording this receipt, it being the amount going to me in full, that was coming to me from my fathers estate and paid to said Clerk by the Executor Elam Russell which comes to me under the will of Jno Russell Decd. See final Settlement of Elam Russell Exr dated May 10th 1873.  John J. (his x mark) Russell  Attest Wm. B. Pickering

 

Acknowledged before me May 22nd 1873.  J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John J. Russell…

Witness my hand at office this May 22nd 1873

 

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T.H. Armstead & others vs: David Stinson & others} O Bill to sell Land

Received, May 28th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County & Commissioner in the above case Seven Hundred & Thirty one dollars & 75 cents in full of the Distriubutive share of David Stinson who was a son & heir of A.W. Stinson deceased said funds arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased & sold and distributed under the decree of Smith County Court pronounced in the above case see minute Book “K” page 121 et seqr. I being the owner of the above interest or share of said David Stinson as per conveyance recorded on page 242.  $731.75/  T.H. Armistead assignee

 

Acknowledged before me May 28th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…T.H. Armstead Assignee…

Witness my hand at office May 28th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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T.H. Armstead “et als” vs: David Stinson “et als”} O Bill to sell Land

Received, May 6th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Seven Hundred & Thirty one dollars & 75 cents less one hundred & Seventeen dollars & ten cents heretofore received by John Hallum and recepted for by me the said sum of Seven Hundred & thirtyone dollars & 75 cents being in full of the distriubutive share of Frances Hallum & John Hallum as distributees of the estate of A.W. Stinson decd ariseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court pronounced at the May term 1873  Frances Hallum John Hallum  By Thomas Fisher Atty in fact

 

Acknowledged before me by Thos Fisher Attorney in fact May 6 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Thomas Fisher Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office May 6th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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T.H. Armstead “et als” vs David Stinson “et als”} O Bill to sell Land

Received, May 16th 1873 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Seven Hundred & Thirty one dollars & 75 cents in full of the distributive share of Lockey Winfree who was a daughter & heir of A.W. Stinson deceased said sum being the amount in the hands of said clerk arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold & distributed under a decree of the County Court see minute Book “K” page 122 & 123.  $731.75/  Locky Winfrey  A.W. Winfrey

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…A.W. Winfrey…also appeared before me Lockey Winfrey wife of said A.W. Winfrey privately & apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office May 16 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Estate Mary Stinson Decd

 

Received May 16th 1878 of A.W.Winfrey administrator of the estate of Mary Stinson decd One Hundred & Twenty two dollar & 94 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of said Mary Stinson decd in the hands of her said Admr A.W. Winfrey  Locky Winfrey

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Lockey Winfrey wife of A.W. Winfrey…separately and apart from her said husband

Witness my hand at office May 16th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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T.H. Armstead “et als” VS David Stinson “et als”} O Bill to sell Land

Received May 16th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case, Seven Hundred & Thirtyone dollars & 75 cents in full of the distributive share of Mary Stinson deceased, who was a daughter of A.W. Stinson Decd said sum being the amount in the hands of said Clerk arrising from the sale of the real estate of said A.W. Stinson deceased sold and by decree of Court distributed as per Minute Book “K” pages 122 & 123

A.W. Winfrey Admr of Mary Stinson Deceased

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…A.W. Winfrey…

Witness my hand at office May 16 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Know all men by these presents that I John B Vaden of Clark County Arkansas do hereby nominate and appoint Benjamin J. Vaden of Smith County Tennessee my attorney in fact to demand and receive for me and in my name from E.W. Turner former clerk & commissioner of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee & John P. Yelton former clerk & successor to the said E.W. Turner of said Court in said office or any other person having possession of or liable for the same, my distributive share which is or may be due me out of the estate of Ludowick Vaden deceased late of the County of Smith & State of Tennessee, arriseing from the sale of the lands of said deceased, under decree of the said County Court of Smith County Tennessee or otherwise: and all money that may be due me under decrees of the said County Court of Smith County Tennessee or otherwise and all money that may be due me as heir from said estate both real & personal in the hands of any person or persons, and all necessary receipts bonds & acquitances for me and in my name to execute for and about the same. I do further empower my said attorney to sue for and recover the same or any part thereof: and for that purpose to employ such counsel or aid as he may need and to do all other things necessary to accomplish the objects of this Power at my expense & charge. And I do hereby ratify and confirm all the lawful acts & doings of my said attorney in the premises as fully as if I were present and doing the same myself. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my name. This 29th day of March A.D. 1873.  John B. Vaden

 

State of Arkansas County of Clark} John B. Vaden personally appeared…

Witness my hand & official seal at office this 29th day of March A.D. 1873  L.B. Clark Clerk of

 

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State of Arkansas Office of Secretary of State} I, J.M. Johnson Secretary of State Arkansas, certify that L.B. Clark…was at the time of signing the same the County Clerk…duly commissioned & qualified…

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of office at Little Rock this first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand, Eight Hundred 7 Seventy three  J.M. Johnson  Secretary of State, Arkansas

 

A true copy. Attest BfC Smith Clk at office May 27th 1873  BfC Smith clk

 

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T.H. Armstead & others VS: David Stinson & others} O Bill to sell Land

Received May 28th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid and Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & Eightytwo dollars & 93 cents in full of the distributive share of J.M. Armstead who was a Grandson and heir of A.W. Stinson deceased and also received one hundred & Eightytwo dollars & 93 cents in full of my distributive share in the estate of said deceased, said fund being the distributive shares arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold and distributed under a decree of Smith County Court pronounced in the above case - see Minute Book “K” page 122. I being the owner of the share of J.M. Armstead by deed of conveyance dated 10th day of March 1867 and Registered in the Registers office of Smith County Book “C.C.” page 141  T.H. Armistead  $365.86/

 

Acknowledged before me May 28th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…T.H. Armstead…

Witness my hand at office May 28th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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B.J. Vaden Adm VS Jesse Hughes et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received June 2nd 1873, of John P. Yelton former Clerk & Commissioner in the above case Fourtyfour dollars & 21 cents in full of the distributive share of Jno. B. Vaden out of the estate Luderich Vaden, deceased arising the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold and distributed under the decree of this Court  John “B” Vaden by B.J. Vaden Attorney in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John B Vaden Atty in fact…he executed the above for the purposes therein contained.  Witness my hand at office June 2nd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

John Russell Decd Estate

Received June 13th 1873 of B.f.C. Smith clerk Twenty four dollars & 60 cents, less one dollar & 25 cents for this receipt, in full of all moneys coming to me from said Clerk it being the amount paid said clerk by Elam Russell the Exr. Of John Russell decd. See Settlement Elam Russell Exr of Jno Russell Decd. Dated May 10th 1873.  Sallie (her x mark) Russell

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Sallie Russell…

Witness my hand at office May 10th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Received of B.f.C. Smith clerk Sixteen dollars & 40 cts in full of all moneys coming to us, (which was willed to our Father Thomas Russell, by his father, Jno Russell Decd, and paid over to said Smith by the Executor Elam Russell) from said Smith Clerk &C. less one dollar & 25 cents for recording this receipt. There being Six heirs to our fathers estate we take one Sixth part each, of $24.60.This June 13th 1873.  W.A. (his x mark) Evans  Sarah T.(her x mark) Russell  Moriah (her x mark) Russell  L. Matilda (her x mark) Russell

 

Acknowledged before me June 13th 1873  J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Smith County} B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County the receiptors W.A. Evans Sarah T Russell Matilda Russell & Moriah Russell and acknowledged that the executed the within receipt for the purposes therein contained

Witness my hand at office June 13th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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B.J. Vaden Adm &C. VS Jessee Hughes & others}

Received of B.J. Vaden thirty eight dollars and fifty five cents, also of EW Turner former clerk and commissioner of the Smith of the County Court of Smith Co.fourteen dollars and eight cents in full of the amount due me from funds arising from the sale of the lands Lodwick Vaden, decd, This June 14th 1873  John B Vaden by B.J. Vaden Attorney

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…in fact for John B Vaden …

Witness my hand at office June 14th 1873  BfC Smith Clerk

 

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared before me B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Said County, B.J. Vaden the within named Bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted who acknowledged that he executed the foregoing receipt for the purposes therein expressed. This June 14th 1873         B.f.C. Smith Clk By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Acknowledged before me June 14th 1873.        BfC Smith Clk By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

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Know all men by these presents that I Walter P. Vaden of the County of Clerk and State of Arkansas, do hereby nominate and appoint Benjamin J. Vaden of Smith County Tennessee my Attorney in fact, to demand, receive for me and in my name from E.W. Turner former Clerk and Commissioner of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee and John P. Yelton former Clerk and successor to the said E.W. Turner of said court, in said office, or any other having possession of, or liable for the same, my distributive Share which is, or may be due me out of the estate of Lodwick Vaden, decd. late of the County of Smith and State of Tennessee, arising from the sale of the lands of said deceased, under decrees of the said County Court of Smith County Tennessee or otherwise – and all monies that may be due me as heir from said estate, both real or personal in the hands of any person or persons and all necessary receipts, bonds & acquitances for me and in my name, to execute for and about the same. I do further empower my said attorney to sue for and receive the same, or any part thereof, and for that purpose, to employ such counsel or other aid as he may need, and to do all other things necessary to accomplish the object of this power, at my expense and charge, and I do hereby ratify and confirm all the lawful acts and doings of my said Attorney in the premises as fully as if I were present and doing the same myself.        In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my name, This the 12th day of October, A.D. 1872  Walter P. Vaden Test. J.H. Davis  Wm H. Davis

 

State of Arkansas County of Clark} Personally appeared…the within bargainor…

 

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And acknowledged that he executed the within instrument…Witness my hand and official Seal at office, this 12th day of Octiber A.D. 1872  A.E. Habiobt Clk

 

State of Arkansas County of Clark} I D.C. Casey Judge…do hereby certify that A.E. Habicbt…is and was at the time of signing the same Clerk of the County Court of Clark County Arkansas…

Witness my hand, this 12th day of October 1872  D.C. Casey, Judge

 

State of Arkansas County of Clark} I A.E. Habicbt Clerk…do hereby certify that Walter P. Vaden*…is and was at the time of signing the same presiding Judge of the County Court of Clark County Arkansas…

Witness my hand and official Seal, at office this 12th day of October 1872  A.E. Habicbt, Clk

 

A true Copy          Attest     BfC Smith Clk By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

*(transcriber’s note: this is the way it is in the book – it is clearly wrong as the judge was D.C. Casey, NOT Walter P. Vaden)

 

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P.M. Lancaster Admr et als VS: John F. Lancaster et als}

Received, March 20th 1874 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County & Commissioner in the above cause Nineteen dollars & 17 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate Samuel Lancaster Decd arising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold & distributed under decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.

See decree Minute Book K page 304                SH Lancaster

 

Acknowledged before me March 20th 1874      B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…S.H Lancaster…

Witness my hand at office March 20th 1874  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

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$124.30

Received of Joseph Marmon Administrator of Richard Marmon decd. one hundred & twenty four dollars & 30 cents less one dollar & 25 cents for Recording this receipt in full of my distributive share in said estate, it being the one tenth of the personalty as per final Settlement of said Admr. See record Co. Co.  This June 28th 1873  Sarah J Marmon

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing bargainor…

Witness my hand at office this June 28th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Pg 339

 

Estate Peggy Beasley Dec.

 

Received July 7th 1873 of B.J. Vaden Administrator of the estate of Peggy Beasley Decd, Six dollars & 25 cents in full of my distributive share out of the personal estate of said deceased  John Beasley

 

Ack July 7th 1873  BfC Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John Beasley…

Witness my hand at office July 7th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Estate John Russell Decd.

 

Received July 9th 1873 of BfC Smith clerk &C of Smith County Court Four dollars & 10 cents less one dollar & 25 cents for recording this receipt, in full of my share of the money in his hands that was paid over to him by Elam Russell Exr &C of John Russell decd. and going to my mother Rebecca Parkhurst from said estate, my Mother Rebecca Parkhurst being a daughter of said John Russell decd, and is now dead. My share being 1/6 of my mothers share which was $24.60

Lucinda (her x mark) Piper  Tapply (his x mark) Piper  Test Mr. Starr

See Admr & Exr Settlement Book SS Page 105.1

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing receiptors…And Lucinda Piper wife of said Tapley Piper…privately and apart from her husband…

Witness my hand at office July 9th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk  By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Pg 340

 

Recd July 14th 1873 of S.A. Armistead Admr. of the estate of Thomas Minton decd. Sixteen dollars & 66 ½ cents. It being the amount coming to me from said Admr. By my first wife Jane Vanderpool, formerly Jane Minton.

See Settlement Book “R” Page 412   John (his x mark)Vanderpool

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} The foregoing receipt was duly signed and acknowledged before me July 14th 1873.

Witness my hand at office, July 14th 1873  J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John Vanderpool…

Witness my hand at office July 14th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 341

 

State of Texas County of Dallas}  Know all men by these presents that I, Josiah Haley of the County of Dallas, State of Texas, have made, constituted, and appointed, and by these presents do make constitute and appoint F.M. Hanks of said County of Dallas and State of Texas, my true & lawful attorney for me, and in my name, place, and stead, to demand, receive and collect and receipt for any and all moneys due, or that may become due me, from the estate of Josiah Baird of Smith County Tennessee, deceased, giving and granting my Said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act, and thing whatever requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully to all intent and purposes, as I might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation: hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said attorney or his substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, (using a scroll for seal) this 5th day of April One thousand Eight hundred and seventy three.  Josiah Hailey (seal)

 

State of Texas County of Dallas}On this 5th day of April One thousand Eight hundred and Seventy three…appeared Josiah Haley…

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of my office this 5th day of April A.D. 1873 Jno M. Laws clk D.C. D.C. Texas By R. Morgan Deputy

 

Pg 342

 

And I the said Josiah Haley do solemnly swear and affirm that I am the son and one of the lawful heirs of John Haley and Nancy Haley, and am therefore entitled to an interest in my Mothers share of the Estate of the said Josiah Baird Deceased.

This April 5th A.D. 1873.  Josiah Hailey  sworn and subscribed before me this 5th day of April A.D. 1873.  Jno M Laws clk D.C. D.C. Texas By R Morgan Deputy

 

State of Texas County of Dallas}I Hardin Hart Judge…certify that John M Laws, is clerk of the district Court of Dallas County Texas…and that Richard Morgan…is and was at the time of signing the same Deputy Clerk…

Witness my hand this 5th day of March A.D. 1873. Hardin Hart, Judge 14th Dist of Texas

 

Pg 343

 

State of Texas County of  Dallas} Know all men by these presents That I F.M. Hanks of Dallas County Texas, by the authority vested in me by the within Power of Attorney do hereby substitute and appoint James W. McHenry of Carthage Tennessee as true and lawful attorney for Josiah Haley to collect, receive, and receipt for any and all moneys or interests that may be due, or to become due to the said Josiah Haley from the estate of Josiah Baird, deceased of Smith Co Tennessee, and to receipt for the same in the name of the said Haley giving and granting to my said attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and purposes as I or the said Josiah Haley might or could do if personally present. Hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Witness my hand and seal using scroll for seal. This the 11th day of April A.D. 1873.  F.M. Hanks Atty in fact for Josiah Haley  The words Carthage Tennessee interlined before signing

 

The State of Texas Dallas County} Before me John M. Laws clerk…personally appeared F.M. Hanks…

Witness my official Signature and the seal of the District Court of Dallas County at office in the City of Dallas this 11th day of April 1873  John M Laws clk Dist Ct Dallas Co Texas By J.E. Coo---- Deputy

 

A true Copy Attest BfC Smith clerk &C By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Pg 344

 

Josiah Baird vs Wm Baird et als} Received of BfC Smith clerk & commissioner in the above cause Fourteen dollars & 89 cents less two dollars & 50 cents for recording two Powers of Attorneys, said sum being the one twelveth of the distributive share of my Mother Nancy Haley, decd. arising from the sale of the real estate of her father Josiah Baird Sr. decd. sold and distributed by decree of the Smith County Court. 19th August 1873  Josiah Haley By James W. McHenry, Attorney &C

 

Acknowledged before me August 19th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…James W. McHenry Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Aug 19th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 345

 

T.H. Armstead vs David Stinson & other} O. Bill to sell Land

Received July 28th 1873 of BfC Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case, One Hundred & Eighty two dollars & 93 cents in full of the distributive share of Judah Vanderpool who was a grand Daughter & heir of A.W. Stinson deceased, said sum ariseing from the sale of the real estate of said A.W. Stinson decd, said interest of said Judah Vanderpool & her husband having been conveyed to me by deed dated September 7th 1870 & Registered in the register’s office of Smith County in Deed Book No1 page 454 & noted in note Book B page 171 on the 7th day September 1871.  Jno Hallum asine of Judy & Carnel Vanderpool

 

Acknowledged before me September 24th 1871 BfC Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith county} Personally appeared…John Hallum assignee of Judah and Carnel Vanderpool…

Witness my hand at office 7th September 1871  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 346

 

T.H. Armstead vs David Stinson & others} O. Bill to sell Land

Received July 28th 1873 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case Five Hundred and Ninetyfive dollars & 75 cents in full of ballance of the share of Mary Patterson who was a daughter & heir of A.W. Stinson deceased said sum arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court pronounced in the above cause.  Jno Hallum attorney in fact for Jno H Patterson & Mary J Patterson  Power of Attorney recorded Admn Recpt Book B 443

 

Acknowledged before me July 28th 1873. B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John Hallum Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office July 28th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 347

 

J.W. Hughes Admr of L.D. Grisham Decd VS Isaac Grisham et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, July 29th 1873, B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case, Four dollars & 71 cents in full of my distributive share as an heir & son of Matilda Gregory who was a daughter & heir of L.D. Grisham decd said fund arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold and distributed under the decree of the County Court M.B.J. page 629. Alexander J. Gregory

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Alexander J. Gregory…

Witness my hand at office July 29th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 348

 

F.M. Orange & Wife vs: Jerre Coggin & others} See final decree

Received, July 30th 1873, of William B Whitley administrator of the estate Charles McGee Deceased Two Hundred & twentyfive dollars (less the cost of recording this receipt of one dollar & 25 cts.) that sum being the amount in full decreed to be paid me by said Administrator by decree of the County Court of Smith County at its June Term 1873 See minute Book K page 141.  George (his x mark) McGee

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Acknowledged before me to be his act & deed for the purposes therein contained by George McGee with whom I am personally acquainted

Witness my hand at office July 30th 1873  B.f.C. Smith clk Smith County Court  $225.00

 

Pg 349

 

 F.M. Orange & Wife vs: Jerre Coggin & others} See final decree

Received, July 30th 1873, of William B. Whitley Administrator of the estate of Charles McGee deceased, Two Hundred and twentyfive dollars, (less the cost of recording this receipt of one dollar & 25 cts) that sum being the amount in full, decreed to be paid me by said administrator by the decree of the County Court of Smith County at its June term 1873. See Minute Book “K” page 141.  $225.00  Mary A Foster  Joel T Foster

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Joel T. Foster and his wife Mary A. Foster…also personally appeared before me Mary A. Foster wife of said Joel T. Foster separately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office this July 30 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 350

 

F.M. Orange & Wife vs: Jerre Coggin & others} See final decree

Received, July 30th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case, Two Hundred dollars part of the amount decreed to be paid me out of the funds arriseing from the sale of the land sold in the above case and ordered to be paid me by decree of Smith County Court at it June term 1873. Minute Book “K” page 143.  Mary A Foster  Joel T Foster

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Joel T. Foster and wife Mary A. Foster…also personally appeared before me Mary A. Foster, wife of the said Joel T. Foster privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office July 30th 1873.  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 351

 

F.M. Orange & Wife vs: Jerre Coggin & others} See final decree

Received, July 30th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County of Smith & Commissioner in the above case Two Hundred dollars, part of the amount decreed to be paid me out of the land funds arriseing from the sale of the land, sold in the above case and ordered to be paid me by decree of Smith County Court at its June term 1873. Minute Book “K” page 143.  George (his x mark) McGee

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…George McGee…

Witness my hand at office, July 30th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 352

 

I, Harriett Gregory, widow of the late Joseph B. Gregory and daughter of the late William Cleaveland, who died in Smith county, Tennessee many years ago, - I now residing in the County of Lawrence in the State of Indiana – do hereby constitute and appoint Mr. Calvin Beasley of the county of Smith and State of Tennessee my agent and Attorney in fact to collect demand sue for receive & receipt for in my name and for me any and all sums of money or property or effects due or owing to me or held for me, or to which I may be or may become entitled to receive from any person or officer in the county of Smith or State of Tennessee from any source whatever and especially from David C. Sanders late Clerk of the County Court of said County of Smith, Tennessee or his sureties, and from the Clerk & Master of the Chancery Court of said County of Smith any and all sums to which I may be entitled and especially any moneys or effects to which I may be entitled as an heir and daughter of the said William Cleaveland, deceased, or as his legatee or devisee or distributee or otherwise and to sign & execute & deliver such receipts, acquitances refunding bonds and other writings neccessary, lawful & proper in the premises.

                I also authorize and empower him to employ counsel where neccessary at my expense to carry out the objects of this authority or to secure any of the funds &c.

                I further authorize and empower my said Attorney in fact to bargain and sell and convey for such consideration as he may think fair and adequate any land or interest in lands I may own in said County of Smith and especially my interest in the tract of land lying on Peytons Creek in said County of Smith on which my father the said William Cleaveland resided at the time of his death and to make the purchasers good and sufficient deeds of conveyance therefore or the payment of the purchase money and generally to do and perform any and all acts necessary & proper to carry out any of said powers in as full a manner as if I was personally present & acting. I hereby ratify any all his lawful acts in the premises

 

Pg 353

 

I also empower my said Attorney to prosecute such suits as may be neccessary to recover any of my lands in said County of Smith. I revoke all previous powers of Attorney

In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & seal the 13th day of March A.D. 1872.  Harriett (her x mark) Gregory

Attest  A.A. Swope  Charles Swope

 

State of Tennessee Couinty of Smith} Personally appeared…Mrs. Harriett Gregory…

Witness my hand at office the 13th day of March 1872 and my seal of office hereto affixed.  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

A true copy. Attest B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 354

 

Estate. R.A. Cockerhan Decd.

Received August 20th 1873 of Ira W. King former Administrator of the estate of R.A. Cockerhan Decd Seven hundred & Eleven dollars & 69 cents in full of all the funds in his hands belonging to said estate according to his final settlement made & filed on the 18th August 1873 in the Clerks office of the County Court of Smith County said sum being in notes & evidences of debt belonging to said estate, which have come into his hands as said former administrator. $711.69

P.C. Heflin Admr De ----- non of R.A. Cockerhan Decd

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…P.C. Heflin…

Witness my hand at office this August 20th 1873.  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 355

 

W.J. Cleaveland vs J.B. Gregory et als} Received, August 4th 1873, of E.W. Turner former Clerk of Smith County Court & Commissioner, Twentyone dollars & 14 cents in full of the distributive share of Harriett Gregory arriseing from the sale of the lands in this cause sold & distributed by decree of the Smith County Court – Minute Book K page 36.  Harriet Gregory By Calvin Beasley Attorney in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Calvin Beasley…

Witness my hand at office August 4th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 356

 

R.W. Knight Admr vs John Highs Heirs } Received, Sept 6th 1873 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court & Commissioner in the above case, Forty Eight dollars & 28 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of John High dec arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court. Minute Book “J” page 564 to 568  Mitchell Perry

 

Acknowledged Sept 6th 1873

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Mitchell Perry…

Witness my hand at office Sept 6th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

N.H. Cooksey et als vs Sis Cooksey & others} Received, January 19th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case Three Hundred & Twenty Six dollars & 25 cents as part of the distributive share of Sis Cooksey ariseing from the sale of the real estate of Benjamin Cooksey deceased, said fund being a part of the funds collected on the first land note & cash payment on the land sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  DM Stonecipher Administrator of Sis Stonecipher formerly Sis Cooksey

Acknowledged before me this 19th January 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…DM Stonecipher, Admr…

Witness my hand at office January 19th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 357

 

Heirs of M.A.E. McCall vs John McCall} Received of B.f.C. Smith of Smith County ($107\33) One hundred and Seven 33/100 dollars in full of the distributive share of the heirs of Thos. A. McCall of the personal estate of M.A.E. McCall decd distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court Minute Book     p      T.M. Steger Admr de bonis non of the Estate of T.A. McCall

 

*(receipt from Davidson County, Tennessee on page)

State of Tennessee Davidson County} Personally appeared…T.M. Steger…Admr de bonis non of T.A. McCall decd…

Witness my hand, at office, this 15 day of August 1873 W.G. Ewins Clerk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} the above receipt & probate filed in my office this August 19th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 358

 

William Turner Admr &C vs Jessee T. Hollis et als} Received, June 16th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner of the Smith County Court in the above case Forty three dollars & 93 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of my Grandfather Edward Turner Sr decd, arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  W.E. Sykes  Amanda V Sykes

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.E. Sykes & wife Amanda V. Sykes…And also personally appeared before me Amanda V. Sykes wife of said W.E. Sykes privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office this June 16th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

A true copy – Attest B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 359

 

Know all men by these presents: That I Martha J. Robinson of the County of Hardeman, State of Tennessee, do by these presents make & constitute Benjamin J. Vaden of the County of Smith, State of Tennessee, my Attorney in fact, for the purpose of collecting and recepting for my interest in the estate of Lodwick Vaden: And the said Benjamin J, Vaden is hereby authorized & empowered to do & perform all acts necessary for the collection of said fund and to use my name in that connection. And I hereby ratify and affirm all the lawful acts of the said Benj. J. Vaden as fully as if the same were done by myself.

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal on this 14th day of August 1873  Martha J. Robirtson  Witness John R. Bynum  R.P. Wilkinson

 

State of Tennessee Hardeman County} Personally appeared…John R. Bynum and R.P. Wilkinson subscribing witnesses…they are acquainted with Martha J. Robertson…

Given under my hand at office in Bolivar this 15th day of August 1873  W.C. Dorian Clerk

 

A true copy  Attest  BfC Smith clk Smith County Court

 

Pg 360

 

B.J. Vaden Admr vs: Jesse Hughes “et als”} Received, August 28th 1873, of John P. Yelton former Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Forty four dollars & 21 cents in full of all the funds in his hands belonging to Martha J. Robinson a grand daughter of Loderick Vaden deceased, said fund arrising from the sale of the real estate of said Loderick Vaden deceased, Sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court.  Martha J. Robinson By B.J. Vaden Attorney in fact  $44.21

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.J. Vaden Attorney in fact of Martha J. Robinson…

Witness my hand at office August 28th 1873 B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 361

 

B.J. Vaden Admr vs: Jessee Hughes et als} Received, August 28th 1873, of B.J. Vaden Thirty Eight dollars & 55 cents, in full of the distributive share of Martha J. Robinson a grand daughter of Loderick Vaden deceased, arising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, being in full of all funds in the hands of said B.J. Vaden said fund being distributed by the decree of Smith County Court.  Martha J. Robinson By B.J. Vaden Attorney in fact  $38.55

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.J. Vaden attorney in fact for Martha J. Robinson…

Witness my hand at office August 28th 1873 B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

B.J. Vaden Admr vs: Jesse Hughes et als} Received, August 28th 1873, of E.W. Turner former Clerk of the Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case, Fourteen dollars & 65 cts in full of all the funds remaining in his hands belonging or decending to Martha J. Robinson, a Grand daughter of Loderick Vaden deceased, said fund arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of Smith County Court  Martha J. Robinson by B.J. Vaden Attorney in fact  $14.65

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.J. Vaden Attorney in fact of Martha J. Robinson…

Witness my hand at office August 28th 1873 B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 362

 

S.B. Chambers et als VS: Hasey Carmon et als} O. Bill to sell Land,

Received, September 8th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case Two Hundred & Sixtyfive dollars & 14 cents the amount of my distributive share of the estate of William Chambers and arriseing from the first note given for the sale of said real estate and distributed under the decree of said Court at the September Term of said Court 1873  S.B. Chambers  $265.14

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…S.B. Chambers…

Witness my hand at office September 8th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 363

 

S.B. Chambers et als VS: Hasey Carmon et als} O. Bill to sell Land

Received, September 8th 1873, of BfC Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case, Two Hundred & Sixtyfive dollars & 14 cents as my distributive share of the estate of William Chambers dec, said sum being the amount due me from the first land note given for the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under decree of said Court pronounced at the September Term 1873  B.F. Chambers  $265.14

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.F. Chambers…

Witness my hand at office September 8th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 364

 

S.B. Chambers et als vs Hasey Carmon et als} O Bill to sell Land.

Received, September 8th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case, Two Hundred & Sixtyfive dollars & 14 cents as my distributive share of the real estate of William Chambers dec arrising from the first note given for said land and sold & distributed under the decree of Smith County Court at the September Term 1873.  James L Alexander assignee of W.S. Chambers by John A Fite Atty  $265.14

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John A. Fite Attorney for James L. Alexander…

Witness my hand at office this September 8th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 365

 

Estate of Lenard Matherson Dec

Received September 8th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court Thirty Six dollars & 16 cents less the cost of decree 50 cents Clerks report 75 cents and $1.25 for recording this receipt being the amount ordered to be paid me by the decree of the Smith County Court, see minute Book K page 129.  T.T. Stovall Agent for H.B. Haney

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…T.T. Stovall as agent for H.B. Haynie…

Witness my hand at office this Septr 9th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 366

 

Joseph Marmon et als vs John F Marmon et als} Received, September 8th 1873, of Joseph Marmon Sixty dollars & 41 cents in full of the personal interest of Alexander Marmon out of the estate of Richmond Marmon dec being the amount decreed to him of said personal estate see decree, Minute Book K page 133.  $60.40  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Estate Mary Stinson Decd} Received, September 13th 1873, of A.W. Winfrey Admr of the estate of Mary Stinson deceased, Thirty dollars & 68 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of said Mary Stinson deceased.  CC Vanderpool  Judah F (her x mark) Vanderpool

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…C.C. Vanderpool & wife Judah F. Vanderpool…also personally appeared Judah F. Vanderpool wife of C.C. Vanderpool privately & apart…

Witness my hand at office September 13th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 367

 

Estate John Russell decd}

Recd September 20th 1873 of B.f.C. Smith clerk &c of Smith County Court, Four dollars & 10 cents (less one dollar & 25 cents for recording this receipt) in full of my Share of the money in his hands that was paid over to him by Elam Russell Executor &C of John Russell decd and going to my mother Rebecca Parkhurst from said estate, my mother Rebecca Parkhurst being a daughter of Said John Russell decd, and is now dead, and my share being 1/6 of my mothers Share which was $24.60. See Admr & Exr Settlement Book SS Page 105.  Matilda (her x mark) Boston  Test Mr. Starr

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Matilda Boston…

Witness my hand, at office, Sept 20th 1873.  J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 368

 

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Pg 369

 

 Joshua Wilson & Wife }

Willis Wilson & Wife   }

D.A. Derickson & Wife}  Exparte

I.N. Payne & Wife        }

W.C. Norris & Wife     }

& Benmjamin T. Roe   }

Received September 22nd 1873, of Bf.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid & commissioner in the above case One Hundred & thirteen dollars & 54 cents in full of our distributive share of the estate of John Roe decd, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court MB “J” page 539.  $113.54  W.C. Norris  Mary S Norris

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.C. Norris & Wife Mary S. Norris…and also personally appeared before me Mary S. Norris wife of the said W.C. Norris privately and apart…

Witness my hand at office this September  22nd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 370

 

Joshua Wilson & Wife and others} Exparte

Received September 22nd 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County of Smith and Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & Thirteen dollars & 54 cents in full of our distributive share in the estate of John Roe deceased, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold and distributed under the decree of the same Court See Minute Book “J” page 539.  $113.54  Isaac N Payne  Sally A Payne

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Isaac N. Payne and wife Sallie A. Payne…and also personally appeared before me Sallie A. Payne wife of said Isaac N. Payne privately and apart…

Witness my hand at office September  22nd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 371

 

Joshua Wilson & Wife & others Exparte}

Received, September 22nd 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & thirteen dollars and 54 cents in full of our distributive share of the estate of John Roe deceased, Sold and distributed under the decree of said Court Said fund arrising from the sale of the real estate of said Jno Roe deceased & distributed by decree as per Minute Book J” page 539  $113.54  D.S. Derickson Nancy E Dirickson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…D.S. Derickson and wife Nancy E. Derickson…and also personally appeared before me Nancy E. Derickson wife of said D.S. Derickson, privately and apart…

Witness my hand at office, September  22nd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 372

 

Joshua Wilson & Wife and others} Exparte

Received, September 22nd 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case, One Hundred & thirteen dollars & 54 cents in full of our distributive share of the estate of Jno Roe deceased, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court See Minute Book “J” page 539.  $113.54  W.A. Wilson  Harriett H. Willso

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.A. Wilson & wife Harriet H. Wilson…And also personally appeared before me Harriet H. Wilson, wife of said W.A. Wilson, privately & apart…

Witness my hand at office September  22nd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 373

 

Joshua Wilson & Wife & others} Exparte

Received, September 22nd 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case, One Hundred & thirteen dollars & 54 cents in full of our distributive share of the estate of John Roe decd, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased: Sold and distributed under the decree of said Court in this case - See Minute Book J page 539.  being the share of BT Roe  $113.54  W.C. Norris  Joshua Wilson} assignees of B.T. Roe

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.C. Norris & Joshua Wilson…

Witness my hand at office September  30th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 374

 

Joshua Wilson & Wife Exparte} O Bill to Sell Land.

Received September 3rd 1873 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & Thirteen dollars & 54 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of John Roe deceased, arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, I being a daughter & heir of said deceased. Said land sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court minute Book “J” page 538.  Amanda J Wilson  Joshua Wilson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Recptors…And also personally appeared before me Amanda J. Wilson wife of Joshua Wilson, privately and apart…

Witness my hand at office this September 3rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

A true copy  Attest B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 375

 

We acknowledge ourselves indebted to the State of Tennessee in the sum of Two Thousand & Seventy one dollars to be void if Wm F. Allen and Evaline H. his wife, who have this day received of Gabriel D. Beasley & Richard S. Duke Executors of Henry Beasley Decd One Thousand & five Hundred & thirtyfive dollars & fifty cts in full of their share of the real estate of Henry Beasley Dec should pay their ratable part of any debt or debts that may be hereafter sued for, recovered or otherwise duly made to appear.  Given under our hands & seals this the 17th day of July 1860  Wm F. Allen  Evaline H. Allen  VH. Allen  Attest  Isham L Duke  Armstrong Belk

 

Received, of Gabriel D. Beasley & Richard S. Duke Executors of Henry Beasley Decd One Thousand, five hundred & thirtyfive dollars & 52 cts in full of our share of the real estate of said Henry Beasley Dec, this the 17th day of July 1860  Wm F Allen  Evaline H. Allen  Attest  Isham L. Duke  Armstrong Belk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared before me D.W.C. Johnson an acting Justice of the Peace…Wm F. Allen…Also personally appeared before me Evaline H. Allen…privately and apart from her husband the said Wm F. Allen…

Witness my hand and seal this 17th day of July 1860  D.W.C. Johnson  J.P. for Smith County

 

Pg 376

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} I B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County certify that the foregoing Bond, Receipt & certificate of Probate of D.W.C. Johnson J.P. are true copies from the original.

Witness my hand at office October 3rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Estate William Bryant Decd}

Received, October 3rd 1873, of Thomas J. Fisher as Administrator of the real estate of William Bryant decd Nine dollars & 18 cents in full of all moneys due me from said administrator from the personal estate of my father Wm Bryant decd  Harrison (his x mark) Bryant

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Harrison Bryant

Witness my hand at office October 3rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 377

 

John L Hickman Admr &C vs Mellesa J. Hickman et als}

Received, October 21st 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Seventyfive dollars amt cash payment on land sold in this case to JL. Hickman which sale was rejected by the Court & the said J.L. Hickman’s notes executed & cash paid was ordered by the Court at the Octr term to be paid back to said Hickman  J.L. Hickman by WD Gold

 

Received, October 21st 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the case of J.L. Hickman Adr &C VS Melissa J. Hickman et als, my two notes executed on 4th day of October 1873 due in twelve & twentyfour months for $337.16 each. Said notes were executed by said Hickman for Lot no 1 of the lands of the estate of Stephen Hickman Dec & said sale being rejected by the Court at the October term 1873 & said notes ordered to be delivered to said John L. Hickman.  J.L. Hickman

 

Acknowledged before me B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 378

 

James W. Hughes Admr of LD Grisham VS Isaac Grisham et als}

Received, October 11th 1873, of BfC Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Four dollars & 71 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of LD Grisham dec according to decree of the Smith County Court Minute Book “J” page 629  James H Gregory

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…James H. Gregory…

Witness my hand at office October 11th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 379

 

John Y Atwood “et als” VS: Sarah F Atwood et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, October 23rd 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Fifty two dollars & 60 cents as my distributive share of the first installment of the land sold in the above case, that amount being my distributive share out of the first land note executed for land sold in this cause. $52.60  John Y Atwood

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John Y. Atwood…

Witness my hand at office this October 25th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 380

 

John Y Atwood et als VS: Sarah F Atwood et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, October 23rd 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Fifty two dollars & 60 cents in full of my distributive share of the first installment of the purchase money for which the land sold in this case being my distributive share of the first land note & cash overpaid on day of sale.  $52.60  E.H. Atwood

 Acknowledged before me October 23rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…E.H. Atwood…

Witness my hand at office Oct 23rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 381

 

John Y Atwood et als VS: Sarah F. Atwood et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, October 23rd 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case, Fifty two dollars & 60 cents in full of my distributive share of the first installment of the land notes executed for the land sold in the above case, being in full of the amount of my distributive share of the first land note & cash paid on day of sale. Nacy J Atwood

 

Acknowledged before me October 23rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Nancy J. Atwood…

Witness my hand at office Oct 23rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 382

 

John Y Atwood et als VS: Sarah F Atwood et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, October 23rd 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case, Fifty two dollars & 60 cents, in full of my Distributive Share in the first installment of amount the land sold for in this case, that amt being the distributive share in full of the first land note & cash, going to Sarah F Atwood who has died since the commencement of this case & since the sale of the lands sold by decree of the County Court in this case. $52.60  B.F. Atwood admr of Sarah Atwood

 

Acknowledged before me October 23rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.F. Atwood Admr…

Witness my hand at office Oct 23rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 383

 

John Y Atwood et als VS: Sarah F Atwood et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, October 23rd 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case, Fifty two dollars & 60 cents in full of the distributive share Turner F Atwood in the first installment of the payment of the land sold in this case, & also received Fifty two dollars & 60 cents in full of the distributive of Newton M. Atwood in the first installment of the land fund and also received Fifty two dollars & 60 cts in full of the distributive share of Moses F. Atwood in the first installment of the lands sold in the above case by decree of the Smith County Court, the said several sums being the distributive shares respectively of my wards Turner F. Newton M. & Moses F. Atwood minors in the first land note & cash paid on day of sale over & above the cost in this case. $157.80  J.Y Atwood Guardian to Turner F Atwood Newton M Atwood & Moses F Atwood

 

Acknowledged before me October 23rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…JY. Atwood Guardian…

Witness my hand at office Oct 23rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 384

 

R.W. Knight Administrator & others VS: The Heirs John Heirs Deceased & others}

Received, October 28th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & commissioner in the above case, Forty Eight dollars & 28 cents in full of the distributive share of Rebecca Sullivan out of the estate of John High deceased, arising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  Rebecca H Sullivan

 

Acknowledged before me October 28th 1873   B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Rebecca H Sullivan…

Witness my hand at office Oct 28th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 385

 

Josiah Baird et als VS: Wm Baird et als} Received, November 1st 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court & Commissioner in the above case Twentyfive dollars the amount of my fee or the fee of J.B. Moores in this case, decreed to be paid to me by the County Court in this case at the October term 1872 and to be deducted out of the interest of Jeremy Baird in the estate of Josiah Baird Dec. See decree Minute Book “J” page 644  E.W. Turner

 

Acknowledged before me November 1 1873   B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…E.W. Turner…

Witness my hand at office Nov 1st 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 386

 

Martha Baird’s Estate}

Received of H.P. Dowell Admr of Martha J. Baird Deceased, Sixtythree dollars & thirtyfive cents in full of my Distributive share in the personal estate of Martha J Baird Dec in the hands of said Admr on final settlement. This November 3rd 1873.  E.A. James   Witness  B.A. James  W.W. Patterson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.A. James and W.W. Patterson Subscribing Witnesses…depose they are acquainted with the Receptor E.A. James & that she acknowledged the execution…

Witness my hand at office this Nov 3rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Received of H.P. Dowell Admr of Martha J. Baird Decd, Sixtythree dollars & thirtyfive cents in full of my distributive share in the personal estate of Martha J Baird Deceased, in the hands of said Admr on final settlement this October 31st 1873.  N.T. Simpson   Witness  B.A. James  W.W. Patterson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.A. James & W.W. Patterson subscribing witnesses…depose they are acquainted with the Receiptor N.T. Simpson and that she acknowledged the execution …

Witness my hand at office this Nov 3rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg387

 

Martha J Baird’s Estate}

Received of H.P. Dowell Admr Martha J. Baird deceased, Sixtythree dollars & thirtyfive cents in full of my Distributive share in the personal estate of Martha J Baird deceased in the hands of said Admr on final settlement, this Oct 31st 1873.  M.C. Nolen  Witness  B.A. James  W.W. Patterson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.A. James & W.W. Patterson subscribing witnesses…depose they are acquainted with the bargainor or Reciptor M.C. Nolen and that she acknowledged the execution…

Witness my hand at office this November 3rd 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Received of H.P. Dowell Admr of Martha J. Baird Deceased, Sixtythree dollars & thirtyfive cents in full of my distributive share in the personal estate of Martha J. Baird Deceased, in the hands of said Admr on final settlement, this Oct 31st 1873.  E.J. Patterson  Witness  B.A. James  W.W. Patterson

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.A. James & W.W. Patterson subscribing witnesses…depose they are acquainted with the Receptor E.J. Patterson and that she acknowledged the execution…

Witness my hand at office Nov 3rd 1873.  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 388

 

Know all men by these presents that We, Benjamin Payne and Rebecca Payne, Sangamon County Illinois have made, constituted and appointed and by these presents, do make constitute & appoint B.S. Fry of Smith County Tennessee, our true and lawful attorney in fact, for us and in our name, place and stead, to collect and receive from any person having possession or control of the same and receipt therefore, our interest both real & personal in the estate of Henry Fry Decd late of said County of Smith and State of Tennessee, giving & granting unto our said Attorney, full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing, whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully as to all intents & purposes as we might or could do if personally present; with full power of substitution and revocation, hereby ratifying & confirming all that our said Attorney or his substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.  In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our hands & seals this the 29th day of October 1873  Rebecca Payne  Benjamin Payne  Sealed & Delivered in our presents  L.H. Tichnor  Charles Arnold

 

State of Illinois Sangammon County} Personally appeared before Clerk of the County Court…Benjamin Payne & wife Rebecca Payne…And also personally appeared before me Rebecca Payne wife of the said Benjamin Payne privately and apart from her said husband…

 

Pg 389

 

Witness my hand and official seal at office in Springfield Sangamon County Illinois, on the 29th day of October 1873  N.W. Matheny Clerk County Court Sangamon County Illinois

 

State of Illinois Sangammon County} I A.N.J. Crook Chairman & presiding Justice of the probate Court…Certify that N.W. Matheny…is and was at the date thereof the legally elected and qualified Clerk of the County Court…

Witness my hand and seal at office in Springfield Sangamon County Illinois, on this 2?th of October A.D. 1873  A.N.J. Crook Judge

 

State of Illinois Sangammon County} I Noah W. Matheny Clerk of the County Court…certify that A.N.J. Crook…is and was at the date thereof the legally elected commissioned and qualified Judge and presiding Justice of the County Court…

Witness my hand and official seal at office in Springfield Sangamon County Illinois on this 29th day of October AD 1873  N.W. Matheny clerk of Sangamon County Court Illinois

 

A true copy attest B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 390

 

David Fry et als VS Lenard Fry et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, November 11th 1873, of BfC Smith Clerk of the County Court of the County of Smith & Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & five dollars & fifty cents in full of the distributive share of Rebecca Payne a daughter &n heir of Henry Fry dec, arising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of Smith County Court in the above case.  Rebecca Payne  Benjamin Payne  By B.S. Fry Attorney in fact  Attest WR (his x mark) Coskey  J.M. Fisher

 

Acknowledged before me November 11th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…BS Fry Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Nov 11th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 391

 

Estate of Henry Fry Dec

 

Received, November 11th 1873, of B.S. Fry Administrator of the estate of Henry Fry deceased Nineteen dollars & sixtyfive cents, less one dollar & 25 cts to pay for recording this receipt: the said sum of $19.65 being the distributive share of B. Payne & Wife out of the personal estate of said Deceased according to final settlement of said estate made by the administrator & approved by the County Court of Smith County Tennessee  B. Payne  Rebecca Payne  By B.S. Fry Attorney in fact

 

Acknowledged before me Nov. 11th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.S. Fry Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Nov 11th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 392

 

Thomas McClanahans Estate

 

Recd November 11th 1873 of B.f.C. Smith clerk of Smith County Court Twenty dollars my fee as Counsel to the Admr Joe E. Foust of the estate of Thos McClanahan Decd ordered to be paid out of the funds in the hands of said Clerk turned over by said Admr on his final settlement of said estate ordered by the Court at the November Term 1873  J.B. Luster Atty By J.M. Fisher Atty

 

Acknowledged before me November 11th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.M. Fisher Atty…

Witness my hand at office Nov 11th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 393

 

Estate John S. Roberts Dec

Settlement of John H Newbill & Thomas Nixon, of all the matters of the estate of John S. Roberts deceased, made this April 28th 1874.

John H. Newbill has paid to said Nixon the entire amount of his land notes executed for the lands of the estate of J.S. Roberts Sr deceased & his wife Safuda Anes Roberts sold in County Court in the case of Julia Roberets Exparte and also the amount due from said Newbill as Guardian of Martha E. Nixon & John S. Roberts and the said Nixon has paid and settled with the said Newbill the amount of his note executed to said Newbill for the purchase of the said Roberts lands, and the said Nixon has paid according to the decrees of the County & Chancery Court to Martha E. Nixon her share of said estate taking her receipt in the C. & M.’S office in chancery Court for said interest in the said land fund and also the amount due her from J.H. Newbill as her guardian said Newbill having settled & paid the same to said. The entire estate of J.S. Roberts & the amount due from Newbill as guardian is hereby settled and the whole estate & guardianship settled & the said Nixon has assumed the payment to John S. Roberts Jr of all the amount due him. This April 28th 1874  Thomas Nixon  John H Newbill

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John H. Newbill & Thomas Nixon…

Witness my hand at office this April 28th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 394

 

N.H. Cooksey et als VS: Sis Cooksey et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, November 17th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner of the Smith County Court Three Hundred & Fifty Seven dollars & 69 cents in full of my Distributive share out of the amount of the first land note and cash, said fund ariseing from the sale of the real estate of Benjamin Cooksey deceased sold & distributed by decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  NH Cooksey  $357.69

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…N.H. Cooksey…

Witness my hand at office November 17th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 395

 

N.H. Cooksey et als VS: Sis Cooksey et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, November 17th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Three Hundred & Fifty Seven dollars & 69 cents in full of my distributive share out of the first land note and remainder of cash, said fund arrising from the sale of the real estate of Benjamin Cooksey dec sold & distributed under the decrees of the Smith County County in the above case.  JG Cooksey  $357.69

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.G. Cooksey…

Witness my hand at office November 17th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 396

 

N.H. Cooksey et als vs: Sis Cooksey et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, November 17th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case, Three Hundred & fifty Seven dollars & 69 cents, in full of my distributive share out of the first note executed for land & of the cash said fund ariseing from the sale of the real estate of Benjamin Cooksey Deceased, said land sold & distributed under the decrees of the County Court in the above case.  Ewing Cooksey  $357.69

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Ewing Cooksey…

Witness my hand at office this November 17th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 397

 

N.H. Cooksey et als VS: Sis Cooksey et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received November 17th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case, Three Hundred & fifty seven dollars & 69 cents in full of my distributive share of the first land note & cash, ariseing from the sale of the real estate of Benjamin Cooksey Deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  W.W. Cooksey  $357.69

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.W. Cooksey…

Witness my hand at office this November 17th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 398

 

N.H. Cooksey et als vs: Sis Cooksey et als} O. Bill to sell Land

Received, November 17th 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case, Three Hundred & fifty seven dollars & 69 cents in full of the distributive share of Baker Cooksey out of the first land note & cash, arrising from the sale of the real estate of Benjamin Cooksey Deceased, sold & distributed under the decrees of the Smith County Court pronounced in the above case.  EW Cooksey Guardian of Baker Cooksey  $357.69

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…E.W. Cooksey guardian of Baker Cooksey…

Witness my hand at office this November 17th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 399

 

The State of Texas County of Hopkins}

Know all men by these presents; thatI Loderick J. Vaden of the County of Hopkins, in the State of Texas, reposing full confidence in the capacity and integrity of William W. Vaden of Smith County in the State of Tennessee, have this day made, nominated, constituted and appointed and do by these presents make, nominate, constitute and appoint the said William W. Vaden, my true & lawful attorney in fact, for me and in my name and stead, to demand, receive and receipt for any and all sums or sum of money due or which may be due and comeing to me from the estate of my Grandfather Loderick Vaden Sr deceased, late of said Smith County, in the state of Tennessee; to institute suit for the same and carry on the same to Judgement, to receive and receipt and make all proper acquitances for any and all monies thus collected and to do and perform in my name and stead any further act or acts that he may deem necessary to the collection of the said monies.

And I, the said Loderick J. Vaden do hereby acknowledge, ratify and confirm all the acts done or which may be done in the premises by the said William W. Vaden as my Attorney in fact as though done by myself in person.

Witness my hand and seal useing scroll for seal this Eighteenth day of October A.D. 1873  Loderick J. Vaden

 

The State of Texas County of Hopkins} …personally appeared Loderick J. Vaden…

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and official seal this Oct 18th 1873  J.W. Ashcroft Dist Clerk

 

Pg 400

 

The State of Texas County of Hopkins} I, W.H. Andrews Judge of the Eleventh Judicial District of the State of Texas…certify that J.M. Ashcroft…is the Clerk of the District Court of said County…and that the foregoing certificate of acknowledgement is in due legal form.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused this certificate to be attached by the Clerk of the District Court of said Hopkins County under the seal of said Court at Sulpher Springs this 18th day of October A.D. 1873  W.H. Andrews Judge

 

Attest J.M. Ashcroft Clerk  D.C.H.C.T.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} I, B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County hereby certify that the foregoing Power of Attorney & certificates are corredt copies of the original paper now on file in my office

Witness B.f.C. Smith Clerk at office this November 27th 1873 B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 401

Know all men by these presents that I Rebecca Z ROWLAND of Clark County Arkansas, do hereby nominate and appoint Benjamin J. VADEN of Smith County Tenn my attorney in fact to demand and receive for me and in my name from EW Turner former clerk and commissioner of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee and John P. Yelton former clerk and successor to the said EW Turner of said court, in said office, or any other person having possession of or liable for the same, my distributive share which is or may be due me out of the estate of Lodwick Vaden decd late of the County of Smith and State of Tennessee, arising from the sale of the lands of the said decd under decrees of the said County Court of Smith County Tennessee or otherwise: and all money that may be due me as heir from said estate, both real & personal in the hands of any person or persons and all necessary receipts, bonds and acquitances for me and in my name to execute for and about the same.

                I do further empower my said Attorney to sue for and receive the same, or any part thereof and for that purpose to employ such counsel or other aid as he may need, and to do all other things necessary to accomplish the objects of this power, at my charge and expense: and I do hereby ratify and confirm all the lawful acts and doings of my said attorney in the premises as fully as if I were present and doing the same myself.

                In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand, this 20th day of September A.D. 1873  Rebecca Z Rowland  Test          W.M. Vaden  W.P. Vaden 

 

State of Arkansas Clark County} Personally appeared…the within named bargainor…

 

Pg 402

 

Witness my hand and official seal at office this 22 day of Sept A.D. 1873  Ludlow B Clark Clk

 

State of Arkansas Clark County}I DJ Dolbear President of the Board of Supervisors of Clark County Arkansas, now the county court, do hereby certify that Ludlow B Clark…is and was at the time of signing the same clerk of Clark County Arkansas…

Witness my hand, this 22nd day of Sept A.D. 1873: DJ Dolbear Pres.t Board Supervisors

 

State of Arkansas Clark County}I Ludlow B Clark of the Court of Clark County Arkansas, do hereby certify that DJ Dolbear… is and was at the time of signing the same President of the Board of Supervisors Court of of Clark County Arkansas…

Witness my hand and official seal, at office this 22 day of Sept AD 1873.  Ludlow B Clark Clerk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} I BfC Smith clerk of the County Court of said County hereby certify that the foregoing power of Attorney and certificates are correct copies of the original on file in my office Witness my hand &c. Dec 10th 1873  BfC Smith Clk By JM Fisher DC

 

Pg 403

 

Know all men by these presents that we W.W. Davis & Fannie M. Davis of Clark County, Arkansas, do hereby nominate and appoint Benjamin J. Vaden of Smith County Tennessee our attorney in fact to demand, receive for us and in our names, from EW Turner former clerk & commissioner of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee,  and John P. Yelton former clerk and successor to the said EW Turner of said Court in said office and William Young, Executor of the estate of Judd Strother, late of the County of Smith and State of Tennessee, or any other person having possession of or liable for the same, our distributive share which is or may be due us out of the estate of Lodwick Vaden and Judd Strother, deceased, late of Smith County Tennessee arising from the sale of lands of said deceased under decrees of the said county court of Smith County Tennessee, or otherwise: And all money that may be due us as heir from said estates, both real and personal in hands of any person or persons and all necessary receipts bonds and acquitances for us and in our names to execute for and about the same. We do further empower our said attorney to sue for and receive the same or any part thereof and for the purpose to employ such counsel or other aid as he may need, and to do all other things necessary to accomplish the objects of this power at our expense and charge. And we do hereby ratify and confirm all the lawful acts and doings of our said attorney in the premises as fully as if we were present and doing the same ourselves. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our names this the 1st day of September AD 1873  WW Davis  Fannie M. Davis  Test  Harriet J. Vaden William J. Smith

 

State of Arkansas Clark County} Personally appeared…the within named bargainors…and Fannie M Davis wife of said W.W. Davis having appeared before me privately and apart from her husband…

Witness my hand and official seal at office this 9th day of Oct 1873  Ludlow B Clark

 

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State of Arkansas Clark County}I DJ Dolbear President of the Board Supervisors Court of the County and State aforesaid do hereby certify that                     …is and was at the time of signing the same clerk of the County Court of Clark County Arkansas…

Witness my hand this 9th day of Oct. DJ Dolbear President of Board Supervisors Clark Co Ark.

 

State of Arkansas Clark County}I Ludlow B Clarke Clerk of the County Court of Clark County Arkansas, do hereby certify that                … is & was at the time of signing the same presiding Judge of the County Court of Clark County Arkansas…

Witness my hand and official seal at office This 9th day of Oct 1873.  Ludlow B. Clark Clk

 

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Know all men by these presents that we Walter P. Vaden and Harriet S. Vaden of Clark County Arkansas, do hereby nominate and appoint Benjamin J. Vaden of Smith County Tennessee our attorney in fact to demand and receive for us and in our names from E.W. Turner former Clerk and commissioner of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee  and John P. Yelton former Clerk and successor to the said EW Turner, of said Court, in said office, and also from William Young Executor of the estate of Judd Strother decd, or any other persons having possession of, or liable for the same, our distributive shares which is or may be due us out of the Estate of Lodwick Vaden, decd, and Judd Strother  decd, late of the County of Smith and State of Tennessee, arising from the sales of the lands of the said decd, under decrees of the said County Court of Smith County Tennessee, or otherwise: and all money that may be due us as heirs from said Estates, both real and personal, in the hands of any person or persons, and all necessary receipts, bonds and acquitances for us and in our names to execute for and about the same.: We do further empower our said Attorney to sue for and receive the same or any part thereof and for that purpose to employ such counsel or other aid as he may need and to do all other things necessary to accomplish the objects of this power at our expense and charge, and we do hereby ratify and confirm all the lawful acts and doings of our said Attorney in the premises as fully as if we were present and doing the same ourselves. In testimony whereof we have hereto set our names, this 20th day of September A.D. 1873.  W.P. Vaden  Harriet S. Vaden  Test  W.M. Vaden Rebecca Z. Rowland

 

State of Arkansas County of Clark} Personally appeared…the within named bargainors…and Harriet S. Vaden wife of said W.P. Vaden having appeared before me privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand and official Seal at office this 22 day of September A.D. 1873. Ludlow B. Clark Clerk

 

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State of Arkansas County of Clark}I DJ Dolbear President of the Board of Supervisors of the County and state aforesaid [Now the County Court] do hereby certify that LB Clark,…is and was at the time of signing the same Clerk of Clark County, Arkansas,…

Witness my hand this 22nd day of September 1873. DJ Dalbear President Board Supervisors

 

State of Arkansas Clark County}I Ludlow B Clark clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Clark County, do hereby certify that DJ Dolbear… is and was at the time of Signing the same, President of the Board of Supervisors of Clark County, Arkansas,…

Witness my hand and official seal at office this 22 day of Sept A.D. 1873.  Ludlow B. Clark,Clk

 

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BJ Vaden &c vs: Jessee Hughes & others}

Received, November 27th 1873 of E.W. Turner former clerk & Commissioner of the Smith County Court Fourteen dollars & 65 cents in full of the distributive share L.I. Vaden who is an heir of Loderick Vaden decd arising from the sale of the real estate of said decd said sum being the amount in full remaining in his hands as former clerk &c $14.65  L.I. Vaden By W.W. Vaden Atty in fact

 

 Acknowledged before me November 27th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.W. Vaden Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Nov 27th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

BJ Vaden Admr &c vs Jessee Hughes et als}

Received of John P. Yelton former clerk & commissioner of the Smith County Court & successor to E.W. Turner Forty four dollars & 21 cents in full of the distributive share of L.I. Vaden one of the distributees of Loderick Vaden decd said fund ariseing from the sale of the real estate of said Deceased, that sum being the amount in full remaining in his hand due said L.I. Vaden. $44.21 Nov 27 1873  L.I. Vaden By W.W. Vaden Atty in fact

 

Acknowledged before me Novem 27 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.W. Vaden Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Nov 27th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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B.J. Vaden Admr &c vs Jesse Hughes et all}

Received of B.J. Vaden Thirty eight dollars & 53 cents in full of all fund in his hands due L.I. Vaden one of the distributees of Loderick Vaden decd said fund arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said Loderick Vaden Decd. This Nov 27th 1873.  L.I. Vaden By W.W. Vaden Atty in fact

 

Acknowledged before me Nov 27th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.W. Vaden Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Nov 27th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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R.W. Knight Admr VS The heirs of John High decd}

Received, December 1st 1873, of BfC Smith clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case Forty eight dollars & 28 cents, less the amount of Three dollars & 60 cent my ratable part of the fee of John B. Luster Attorney in this case the same having been paid him by the Clerk of the Court, that amount being my distributive share in the estate of John High Decd. Distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court.  Sallie M Beasley  G.D. Beasley

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing receptors…

Witness my hand and seal at office Decr 1 1873  BfC Smith Clk

 

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R.W. Knight Admr & others vs The heirs of John High}

Received, February 7th 1881, of BfC Smith former Clerk & Commissioner of the Smith County Court Forty Eight dollars & 28 cents less $3.60 paid to JB Luster pro rate of his fee & $1.25 for recording this receipt in full of the distributive share of Winston Perry in the estate of John High deceased, said sum paid to Mitchell Perry assignee & purchaser of the amount of said interest as shown by Book B.B. page 24 in the Registers office of Smith County, Tennessee Feb 10 1881  Mitchel Perry By ??? Hale  Mitchel Perry

 

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BJ Vaden admr vs: Jesse Hughes et als}

Received, of E.W. Turner former Clerk & commissioner in the above case Fourteen dollars & 65 cents in full of all moneys in his hands due me from the estate of Loderick Vaden deceased, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of this County Court. $14.65  WP Vaden Haret S. Vaden by BJ Vaden attorney in fact

 

Acknowledged before me B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…BJ Vaden Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office December 8th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

BJ Vaden admr vs: Jessee Hughes et als}

Received, December 8th 1873, of E.W. Turner former Clerk & commissioner in the above case, Fourteen dollars & 65 cents in full of my distributive share in his hands comeing to me from the estate of Loderick Vaden deceased arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of the County Court. $14.65  Rebecca Z Rowland by BJ Vaden attorney in fact

 

 Acknowledged before me B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…BJ Vaden Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Dec 8th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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B.J. Vaden admr vs: Jesse Hughes et als}

Received of E.W. Turner former clerk & Commissioner in the above case, Fourteen dollars & 65 cents in full of all moneys in his hands due me from the estate of Loderick Vaden deceased, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of said County Court. $14.65  December 8th 1873. WW Davis Faney M Davis by B.J. Vaden attorney in fact

 

Acknowledged before me B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…BJ Vaden Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Dec 8th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

BJ Vaden admr vs Jessee Hughes et als}

Received December 8th 1873, of John P. Yelton former clerk & commissioner in the above case Fortyfour dollars & 21 cents in full of all moneys in his hands due me from the estate of Loderick Vaden deceased, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said Deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of the County Court in the above case. $44.21 WP Vaden  Haritt S Vaden by BJ Vaden attorney in fact

 

Acknowledged before me B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…BJ Vaden Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Dec 8th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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B.J. Vaden admr vs: Jessee Hughes et als}

Received, December 8th 1873, of John P. Yelton former Clerk and commissioner in the above case, Fortyfour dollars & 21 cents in full of all money in his hands due me from the estate of Loderick Vaden deceased, arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case. $44.21 Rebeca Z Rowland by BJ Vaden attorney in fact

 

Acknowledged before me Decr 8th 1873 B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…BJ Vaden Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Dec 8th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

B.J. Vaden admr vs: Jesse Hughes et als}

Received, December 8th 1873, of John P. Yelton former Clerk & Commissioner in the above case, Fortyfour dollars & 21 cents in full of all moneys in his hands due me from the estate of Loderick Vaden deceased, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold and distributed under the decree of the County Court. $44.21 WW Davis Fanney M Davis by BJ Vaden attorney in fact

 

Acknowledged before me Decr 8th 1873 B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…BJ Vaden Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office December 8th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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BJ Vaden admr vs: Jessee Hughes et als}

Received, December 8th 1873, of B.J. Vaden admr of the estate of Loderick Vaden deceased, Thirty eight dollars & 55 cents in full of all moneys in his hands comeing to me from the estate of said deceased, arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court.  $38.55  W.W. Vaden Haritt S. Vaden by B.J. Vaden attorney in fact

 

Acknowledged before me Decr 8th 1873. B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…BJ Vaden Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office December 8th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

BJ Vaden admr vs Jessee Hughes et als}

Received, December 8th 1873, of B.J. Vaden admr of the estate of Loderick Vaden deceased, Thirty Eight dollars & 55 cents in full of all moneys due me from the estate of said Deceased in his hands, arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold & distributed under the decree of Smith County Court.  $38.55  Rebeca Z Rowland by B.J. Vaden attorney in fact

 

Acknowledged before me Decr 8th 1873 B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…BJ Vaden Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Dec 8th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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B.J. Vaden admr vs: Jessee Hughes et als}

Received, December 8th 1873, of B.J. Vaden admr of Loderick Vaden deceased, Thirty Eight dollars & 55 cents in full of all moneys in his hands due me from the estate of Loderick Vaden deceased, arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court.  $38.55  W.W. Davis Fanney M Davis by B.J. Vaden attorney in fact

 

Acknowledged before me Decr 8th 1873 B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…BJ Vaden Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Dec 8th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Estate of Elizabeth & W.B. Denton Decd

Received of Calvin Pope Administrator of Elizabeth & W.B. Denton Decd Thirty two dollars in full of all moneys due me as the guardian of Martha A Wilson J.C. & T.D. & Amanda E Denton minor children of said W.B. Denton Decd being their distributive share of the personal & real estate in the hands of said Calvin Pope.  HB Wilson  Guardian of MH Wilson  AE Denton  TD Denton  JC Denton

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…H.B. Wilson…

Witness my hand at office this June 22nd 1874 B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Know all men by these presents that we Anderson Blevins and Darthula Blevins late Darthula Paty now of the County of Pope and State of Illinois do hereby make, nominate appoint and constitute Mr. Elijah Boze of Smith County Tennessee our Lawful attorney for us and in our names place and stead to ask demand and receive and receipt for any and all money in the hands of John Gibbs of Carthage, Tennessee, Guardian of Darthula Paty now Darthula Blevins and wife of Anderson Blevins and we do hereby authorize our said Attorney to sign our names to any and all papers that may be necessary for the collection of whatever money may be in the hands of our said Guardian John Gibbs of Carthage, Tennessee, and to perform any and all other lawful acts that may be necessary for the collection of said money as fully to all intents and purposes as if we were personally present, ratifying all the lawful acts of our said Attorney as if we were doing the same ourselves.

Witness our hands & seal this 28th day of February AD 1871  Anderson Blevins  Darthula Blevins

 

State of Illinois Pope County} This day personally appeared…Anderson Blevins and his wife Darthula,…And the said Darthula wife of the said Anderson Blevins…Separate and apart from and out of the hearing of her said husband…

Witness my hand and seal of office this 28th day February A.D. 1871  James P Anderson N.P. Notary Public

 

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State of Illinois County of Pope} I H.D. Baker Clerk of the County Court in and for said county, do hereby certify that James P. Anderson Esqr…was at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgement, a Notary Public in and for said County,…that the annexed instrument is executed and acknowledged according to the laws of the state of Illinois.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of court at Galconda in said County, this 28th day of February A.D. 1871  H.D. Baker, clerk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} I B.f.C. Smith clerk of the County Court of said County, hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the original now on file in my office.

Witness my hand at office Dec 15th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

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Know all men by these presents that we J.S. Fry, Moses Odum & wife Mary Odum of Williamson County Illinois have made constituted and appointed and by these presents do make constitute and appoint David Fry of Smith County Tennessee our true and lawful attorney in fact for us and in our name place and stead to collect and receive from any person having possession or control of the same and receipt therefore, our interest both real and personal in the estate of Henry Fry deceased late of said County of Smith and State of Tennessee given and granting unto our said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and purposes as we might or could do if personally present with full power of substitution and revocation hereby ratifying and confirming all that our said Attorney or his substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

In witness whereof we have set our hands and seals, this the 20th day of November 1873. Sealed & delivered in our presence.   J.S. Fry  Moses Odum  Mary (her x mark) Odum

 

State of Illinois Williamson County} Personally appeared…J.S. Fry, Moses Odum & wife Mary Odum…foregoing Power of Attorney to David Fry…also personally appeared before me Mary Odum wife of the said Moses Odum privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand and official Seal at office in Marion, Williamson County Illinois on this 20th day of November A.D. 1873.  J.W. Samuels Co. Clerk County Court Williamson County Ill.

 

State of Illinois Williamson County} I, J.M. Spain Co. Judge and Presiding Justice …do hereby certify that J.W. Samuels…

 

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…is and was at the date thereof the legally elected and qualified Clerk…

Witness my hand and seal at office in Williamson County Illinois on this 20th day of November, A.D. 1873  J.M. Spain Co Judge

 

State of Illinois Williamson County} I, J.W. Samuels County Clerk…hereby certify that J.M. Spain…is and was at the date thereof the legally elected and commissioned and qualified Judge & presiding justice…

Witness my hand and official seal at Office in Marion, Williamson County Illinois, on this 20th day of November A.D. 1873  J.W. Samuels Co Clerk of Williamson County Illinois

 

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David Fry et als vs: Lenard Fry et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, December 31st 1873, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Thirtyfive dollars & 16 cents, that being the amount in full due us as two of the children and heirs of Jacob Fry Decd who was one of the children & heirs of Henry Fry Decd, the said sum of $35.16 being the 1/3 of the distributive share of said Jacob Fry Decd  out of the real estate of Henry Fry Decd, sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  J.S. Fry  Mosses Odum  Mary Odum By David Fry Atty in fact

 

Estate of Henry Fry Decd}

Received December 31st 1873, of B.S. Fry Administrator of the estate of Henry Fry Deceased (?) dollars & 54 cent in full of the one third of the share or interest of Jacob Fry Decd in the personal estate of Henry Fry Decd  J.S. Fry  Mosses Odom  Mary Odom By David Fry Atty in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…David Fry Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office December 31st 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Know all men by these presents, that I James Worley of the County of Williamson in the State of Illinois have made, constituted and appointed and By These Presents do make, constitute and appoint N.W. Philips of Smith County Tennessee my true and lawful Attorney for me and in my name, place and stead to demand, receive and receipt for all moneys now coming to me from D.K. Davis in said Smith County Tenn which I am entitled to as one of the heirs Mille Worley, I being one of the grand children of said Mille Worley through my father Elisha Worley, giving and granting unto my said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever, requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully, to all intents and purposes as I might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution and revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney or his substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Eighteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and Seventy three  James Worley

 

State of Illinois Williamson County} On the 18th day of November eighteen hundred and Seventy three before me…appeared James Worley…I further certify that the said James Worley is now and was during the late war with the Southern States a loyal citizen to the United States of America.  J.W. Samuels County Clerk

 

State of Illinois Williamson County} I, James M. Spain County Judge…do hereby certify that James W. Samuels…is now and was at the time of making the said certificate…duly elected and qualified…

In testimony whereof witness my hand and private seal at Marion in said County, on this 19th day of November A.D. 1873.  James M. Spain County Judge of Williamson County Ill.

 

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State of Illinois Williamson County} I James W. Samuels…do hereby certify that James M. Spain…is and was at the time of making said certificate the acting County Judge, duly elected and qualified…

In testimony whereof witness my hand and the seal of said County Court at Marion in said County on this the 20th day of November A.D. 1873  J.W. Samuels Co Clerk

 

$10.00

Received of D.H. Davis Adm of Milley Worley dec, Ten dollars in full of all money coming from said Administrator to me given under my hand this the 10th day of January 1874.  N.W. Philips Attorney for James Worley  Attest, D. H. Kilzer  John Dedmon 

 

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Know all men by theses presents that we Wm Carrole Sypert and Permelia B. Sypert of Milan County and State of Texas, have made, constituted, appointed and by these presents do make constitute and appoint Mitchell Perry of Smith County and State of Tennessee our true and lawful Attorney for us and in our name and stead to demand and receive for us from one David H. Campbell or any other person having possession of or liable for the same, a distributive share, which is coming or may be coming to the said Permelia B. Sypert formerly Permelia B. Perry daughter of Benj and Polly Perry, and her husband Wm Carrole Sypert, from one James High late of the County of Smith and State of Tennessee, all necessary receipts bonds and acquittances for us and in our names to execute for and about the same or any part thereof, giving and granting unto our said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and purposes as we might or could do if personally present with full power of substitution and revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that our said Attorney or his substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done, by virtue thereof, hereby revoking all former powers of Attorney for this purpose In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals, this ninth day of April 1870 Eighteen hundred and Seventy.  Wm Carrole Sypert   Permelia B Sypert

 

State of Tennessee, County of Smith} Before me … personally came and appeared Wm Carrole Sypert…

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affixe my seal of office at office in Carthage, this 9th day of April A.D. 1870  B.f.C. Smith Clk Smith County Tenn

 

State of Texas, County of          } Before me Wm K. Homan…personally appeared Permelia B. Sypert…wife of Wm Carrole Cypert…

 

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…privately and apart from her said husband…

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal of office at office in Cameron, this 26th day of April A.D. 1970  Wm K. Homan Clerk pr Bob F Homan Dpty Clk

 

A true copy – attest

                                                B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Know all men by these Presents that we Charles Miller and wife Elizabeth Miller, Absolom Shanks and wife Martha Shanks of Saline County, State of Illinois have made constituted and appointed, and by these presents do make constitute and appoint B.S. Fry of Smith County Tennessee our true and lawful Attorney in fact for us and in our name place and stead to collect and receive from any person having possession or control of the same and receipt therefore our interest both real and personal  in the estate of Henry Fry deceased late of said County of Smith and state of Tennessee giving and granting unto our said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and purposes as we might or could do if personally present with full power of substitution and revocation hereby ratifying and confirming all that our said Attorney or his substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals, this 24th day of December 1873.  Elizabeth (her x mark) Miller Martha (her x mark) Shanks  Charles Miller  Absolom Shanks  Sealed & delivered in our presence, Attest G.L. Eubanks

 

State of Illinois Saline County} Personally appeared…Charles Miller & wife Elizabeth Miller, Absalom Shanks & wife Martha Shanks…also…Elizabeth Miller and Martha Shanks wives of the said Charles Miller Absalom Shanks privately and apart from their said husbands…

Witness my hand and official seal at office in Harrisburg, Saline County Illinois on this the 24th day of December A.D. 1873  W.E. Burnett Clerk County Court Saline County Illinois

 

State of Illinois Saline County} I, R.N. Warfield County Judge and presiding justice…

 

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…do hereby certify that W.E. Burnett…is and was at the date thereof the legally elected and qualified Clerk of the County Court…all his official acts as such are entitled to full faith and credit.

Witness my hand and seal at office in Saline County Illinois on this 24th day of December A.D. 1873   R.N. Warfield County Judge

 

State of Illinois Saline County} I, W.E. Burnett Clerk of the County of Saline…hereby certify that R.N. Warfield …is and was at the date thereof the legally elected, commissioned and qualified Judge…all his official acts as such are entitled to full faith and credit….

Witness my hand and official seal at office in Harrisburg Saline County Illinois, on this 24th day of December A.D. 1873   W.E. Burnett Clerk of Saline County Court Illinois.

 

A true copy  Attest BFC Smith

 

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David Fry et als VS: Lenord Fry et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received January 19th 1879 of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & commissioner in the above case…Seventeen dollars & 58 cents in full of the distributive share of Elizabeth Miller and also received Seventeen dollars & 58 cents in full of the distributive share of Martha Shanks who were both daughters of Jacob Fry deceased who was a son and heir of Henry Fry deceased said fund arriseing from the sale of the real estate of Henry Fry Deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of Smith County Court in the above case.    $17.58     Elizabeth Miller

                                                                                Martha Shanks

                                                                                Charles Miller

                                                                                Absalam Shanks

                                                                                By BS Fry their Attorney in fact

 

Acknowledged before me January 19th 1874      B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County}Personally appeared…B.S. Fry Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Jany 19th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Estate of Henry Fry Deceased

Received January 19th 1874, of B.S. Fry Administrator of the estate of Henry Fry Dec Three dollars & 27 cents in full of the share of Elizabeth Miller in the personal estate of Henry Fry, Dec and also received of B.S. Fry Administrator &C Three dollars & 27 cents in full of the distributive share of Martha Shanks in the personal estate of Henry Fry Dec,

they each being daughters & heirs of Jacob Fry Dec who was a son & heir of said Henry Fry Deceased  $3.27  Elizabeth Miller Martha Shanks  Charles Miller  Absalum Shanks  By B.S. Fry Their Attorney in fact

 

Acknowledged before me Jany 19th 1874 BfC Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.S. Fry Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Jany 19th 1874 B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 430

 

R.W. Knight admr et als VS: John High’s Heirs}

Received, January 22nd 1874, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case, Forty Eight dollars & 28 cents less Atty fees paid to J.B. Luster of $3.60 in full of my distributive share in the estate of John High deceased arising from the sale of the real estate of said John High decd sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court. Said sum being the amount due me as a daughter of Benjamin & Mary Perry Decd  Permeley B. Sypert  W.C. Sypert by Mitchell Perry attorney in fact

 

Acknowledged before me January 22nd 1874  BfC Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Mitchell Perry Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Jany 22nd 1874 B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 431

 

R.W. Knight Admr &C VS John High’s Heirs}

Received, January 22nd 1874, of B.F.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner, One Hundred & Twelve dollars & 65 cents, less Atty fees of $8.34, in full of my distributive share of the estate of John High deceased arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said High decd sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case. I being a daughter of Charity Hunt formerly Charity High decd who was a sister of John High decd  James A. Crews  Martha A. Crews by Mitchell Perry attorney in fact

 

Acknowledged before me January 22nd 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Mitchell Perry Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Jany 22nd 1873 B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 432

 

R.W. Knight Admr &C VS: John High’s Heirs}

Received, January 22nd 1874, of BFC Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case, One Hundred & twelve dollars & 65 cents, less Atty fees $8.34, in full of my distributive share in the estate of John High deceased, arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court. I, being a daughter & heir of Charity Hunt decd who was a Sister of John High decd  Crawford Kearney Charity H Kearney By their Atty in fact Mitchell Perry

 

Acknowledged before me January 22nd 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Mitchell Perry Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Jany 22nd 1874 B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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R.W. Knight Admr VS: John High’s Heirs}

Received, January 22nd 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case, One Hundred & Twelve dollars & 65 less Atty fees of $8.34, in full of my distributive share in the estate of John High decd, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court, in the above case. I being an heir of R.A. Hunt decd who was a Son of Charity Hunt, who was a sister of Jno High deceased.  Lucy A Hunt Guardian of RA Hunt’s Heirs  James M Terrell Admr of R.A. Hunt  By their Atty in fact Mitchell Perry

 

Acknowledged before me January 22nd 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Mitchell Perry Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Jany 22nd 1874 B.F.C. Smith Clk

 

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Know all men by these presents that we James A. Crews and Martha A. Crews his wife of the County of Granville and State of North Carolina do hereby constitute and appoint Mitchell Perry of Smith County and State of Tennessee our Attorney in fact to collect and receive any and all sums of money or other property and estate due and payable to us or either of us from the Clerk and Master in Chancery of Smith County & State of Tennessee or from any other person or persons in the state of Tennessee and to receipt for the same in our names or in the name of either of us, or to sell and dispose of the same and to do all other acts relative thereto as fully as we ourselves or either of us could do were we personally present.

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the 14th day of October A.D. 1870  James A. Crews  Martha A. Crews

 

State of North Carolina  Granville County}…personally appeared James A. Crews and Martha A. Crews his wife…Martha A. Crews being by me privately examined, apart from her said husband…Given under my hand and seal of office at Oxford.  C. Betts Probate Judge

 

A True Copy,  Attest B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Know all men by these presents that we Crawford Kearney and Charity H. Kearney his wife, of the County of Warren and State of North Carolina do hereby constitute and appoint Mitchell Perry of Smith County and State of Tennessee our Attorney in fact to receive and receipt for all moneys or other estate due to us or either of us from any person or persons in the said state of Tennessee, and to that end we hereby authorize the said Mitchell Perry to sue for and recover any and all such moneys or other estate, and to execute all acquittances leans and discharges and to do all other acts in our behalf or in behalf of either of us relative to our interests or the interest of either of us in and to any such moneys or estate aforesaid, as fully & effectually as we ourselves could do, were we personally present. And we do hereby ratify and confirm all such acts done or to be done by our said Attorney relative to the matters aforesaid as if the same were done by us in our own proper persons.

Witness our hands and seals this the 2nd day of January A.D. 1872  Crawford Kearney  Charity H. Kearney  Witnesses J(I).H. Bennett  William A. White

 

North Carolina  Granville County}…personally appeared Crawford Kearney and Charity H. Kearney his wife…Charity H. Kearney being by me privately examined separate and  apart from her said husband…

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal of Office in Warrenton this 2nd day of January 1872  William A. White Probate Judge

 

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North Carolina Franklin County} Know all men by these presents that we, Lucy A. Hunt, (widow of Robert H. Hunt, and guardian of Charity A. Hunt, Tolliver T. Hunt and Robert D. Hunt, infant children of the first named Robert) and James M. F(T)errell administrator of the said Robert H. Hunt, both of said County of Franklin, do hereby severally nominate and appoint Mitchel Perry of Smith County in the State of Tennessee, our true and lawful Attorney for us and each of us to collect, receive and receipt for all moneys and property, real and personal belonging or due to said Lucy in her own right or as guardian to said children and to said administrator from the estates of James High and John High Deceased of Smith County Tennessee: and to that end, we and each of us, do hereby grant to and confer upon our said Attorney full power and authority for us and in our names, and in the name of either of us to institute, prosecute and defend all suits and other proceedings and to execute all deeds or other paper necessary to enable him to obtain said moneys and property and to do all other things necessary thereto, with the same effect that we or either of us could if personally present and acting – hereby binding ourselves, severally, to be held and bound, and to abide by whatever acts or deeds our said Attorney shall perform or execute within the scope & purpose of the powers herein granted, and necessary to secure our right and interest in the estates mentioned, and to collect and transmit to us the proceeds thereof.

Witness our hands and seals this the 9th day of January 1872  Lucy A. Hunt  James M. F(T)errell  Witness Z.T. Terrell  W.R. Barham

 

State of North Carolina  Franklin County} In the Probate Court.

Before me R.H. Timberlake Clerk…personally appeared Z.T. Terrell and W.R. Barham the subscribing witness…being duly sworn, testify that they witnessed the execution thereof by Lucy A. Hunt and James M. Terrell…

In testimony whereof I hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of the Superior Court for said County

 

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which is by law also the seal of the Probate Court at office in Louisburg the 22nd day of January 1873  R.H. Timberlake Probate Judge

 

North Carolina  Franklin County} I Samuel W. Watts, Judge of the Supreme Court for the 6th Judicial District of said State…certify that R.H. Timberlake…is and was at the time of signing the same Clerk of the Superior Court and Ex Officio judge of Probate…

Given under my hand, this the 22nd day of January A.D. 1872  Samuel W. Watts Judge Supr Court 6th District N.C.

 

State of North Carolina  Executive Department Raleigh Jan 24th 1872} I, Tod R. Caldwell Governor…do hereby certify that S.W. Watts…is and was at the time of signing the same Judge of the Superior Court in and for the sixth Judicial District of North Carolina…

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the GreatSeal of State to be affixed, this Twenty fourth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Seventy two, and in the ninety sixth year of our Independence  Tod R. Caldwell

 

By the Governor  J.B. Neathery Private Secretary

 

A True Copy  Attest  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Whereas by decent from James W. Denton deceased, I James C. Denton have derived title to and am now entitled as heir and distribute of said estate to one eighth part of said estate arriseing both from the sale of Real and personal estate &C of said deceased.

Now for the consideration of forty dollars to me paid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged by James C. Denton, I hereby convey my entire interest as aforesaid to B.F. Denton his heirs and assigns forever. This 9th day of February 1874  J.C. Denton  Test  W.B. Potter  Q.C. Sanders

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.C. Denton…

Witness my hand at office this Feb 9th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

A true copy – Attest BfC Smith Clk

 

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Know all men by these presents: that I, William A Haley of the state of Texas Falls County, hereby nominate & appoint and by these presents do constitute William H. Cheek of the County of Smith & State of Tennessee my true & lawful attorney in fact, for me and in my name, from the Clerk of the County Court of Smith County or any other person having possession of the same or liable therefore any and all sums due me from the estate of my grandfather Josiah Baird Dec. late of said County of Smith & State of Tennessee, and all necessary receipts Bonds & acquittances for me and in my name to execute for and about the same. I do furthermore authorize and empower my said Attorney to sue for & receive the same or any part thereof: and for that purpose to employ such counsel or other aid as he may need at my cost and expense and to do all other things lawful and necessary to accomplish the objects of this power.

And I do hereby ratify & confirm all the lawful acts & doings of my said Attorney in the premises as fully as if I were present and doing the same myself.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal on this the 18th Nov 1873.  William A. Haley  Witness Frank P. Bean  Wm Killibrew

 

State of Texas Falls County} I James M. Hart Clerk…certify that William A. Haley…personally appeared before me…also personally appeared Frank P. Bean & Wm Killebrew…

 

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…witnesses are not interested in said Power or in the matters therein mentioned.

Witness my hand and official seal at office in Marlin this 18th day of Novr AD 1873  James M Hart clerk District Court Falls Co Texas  Wm P. Christopher Deputy

 

State of Texas Falls County} I Geo J Elam presiding Justice…certify that Jas M Hart…is and was at the date thereof the legally elected & qualified Clerk…

Witness my hand & seal at office this 18th day of November 1873  Geo J. Elam Presidinf Justice Falls County  have ---seal by the laws of Texas

 

State of Texas Falls County} I James M. Hart Clerk…hereby certify that Geo J. Elam…is & was at the date thereof, the legally elected and qualified Judge & Presiding Justice cof the County Court…

Witness my hand & official seal at office in Marlin Nov 18th 1872  James M Hart  Clerk DC FC. Texas  Wm D. Christopher Deputy

 

A true copy – Attest  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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W N. Suite Exparte} Received, May 4th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court and Commissioner in the above case Thirty two dollars & 40 cents less the tax due thereon for the Year 1874 and fee for recording this receipt in full of the amount in his hands due Martin Lodge No 141 as the assignee & purchaser of the share or interest of D.H. Suite one of the heirs of John Suite dec that sum being the amount in the hands of said Clerk which has been collected from the sale of the real estate which is due the said Lodge as purchaser & assignes of said D.H. Suite. The deed of conveyance for which is recorded in the office of the Register of Smith County Decd Book --- page 389  AS Ewing secy of Martin Lodge No 141 by Order of the Lodge

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receiptor…

Witness my hand at office this May 4th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Nancy Newbill’s Estate

Received of W.N. James Administrator of the estate of Nancy Newbill decd, the sum of fifteen dollars & 75 cents less one dollar & 25 cents to pay for recording this receipt, in full of the distributive share of my wife Mary J. Ward (If she had have lived) in the said estate of Nancy Newbill decd this 23rd December 1873  F.M. Ward

Acknowledged July 27th 1874 B.f.C. Smith Clk

A true copy. Attest B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Received of W.N. James Administrator of the estate of Nancy Newbill deceased fourteen dollars & fifty cts it being one distributive or proportional part of said estate with one dollar & 25 cents excepted to record said receipt. Given under our hand and seals this 22nd day of December 1873.  Josiah Baird  Fannie A. Baird

Acknowledged by J.H. Baird July 24/74  BfC Smith Clk

 

A true copy  Attest B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Received of W.N. James Administrator of the estate of Nancy W. Newbill decd the sum of Fifteen dollars & 75 cents less one dollars & 25 cents to pay for recording this receipt, in full of my distributive share of said estate. this 20th day of December 1873.  T.E. Newbill  Acknowledged before me July 24/74  BfC Smith Clk

 

A true copy  Attest B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Received of W.N. James Administrator of the estate of Nancy Newbill deceased the sum of Fifteen dollars & 75 cents less one dollars & 25 cents to pay for recording this receipt, in full of our distributive share of said estate this 19th of December 1873.  John H. Newbill 

A true copy  Attest B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Benjamin Garrison vs. Martha Cheek et als} Received July 27th 1874, of John P. Yelton former clerk & Commissioner in the Smith County Court in the above case, Twentyfive dollars & 08 cents in full of Martha Cheek’s share in the estate of James Garrison deceased arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  John E. Clark Attorney in fact for Martha E. Cheek  SH Wright test  Dawson Gwaltney test

 

Acknowledged before me July 27th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John E. Clark Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office July 27th 1874  B.F.c. Smith Clk

 

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Estate John S. Roberts Dec

Received, July 28th 1874, Thomas Nixon one thousand and Sixty Seven dollars and ten cents in full of the amount in his hands decreed to be paid me by said Nixon out of the proceeds of the real estate of said John S. Roberts Dec and also in full of the amount paid him by my former Guardian John H. Newbill with interest up to this date.  John S. Roberts

Acknowledged before me this July 28th 1874  BfC Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John S. Roberts…

Witness my hand at office July 28th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Josiah Baird et als VS: Wm Baird et als} O Bill to sell Land –

Received, Feb 14th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the aforesaid Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Fourteen dollars & 88 cents in full of my distributive share of the real estate of Josiah Baird Sr Dec, arriseing from the sale of the Dower tract of land belonging to said estate sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court  Wm A Haley By his Attorney in fact Wm. H. Cheek

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.H. Cheek Attorney in fact for Wm A. Haley…

Witness my hand at office Feb 14th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Josiah BAIRD et als VS Wm BAIRD et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received, February 14th 1874, of BfC SMITH Clerk of the County Court of the County of Smith & Commissioner in the above case Fourteen dollars & 88 cents in full of my distributive share of the real estate of Josiah BAIRD Sr decd arriseing from the sale of the Dower tract belonging to said estate, sold and distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  $14.88  Jane F. WEST  James M. WEST By their Attourney W.H. CHEEK

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.H. CHEEK…

Witness my hand at office this 14th Feb 1874   B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Jeremy Baird et als VS Josiah Baird et als}

Received, Feb 14th 1874, of E.W. Turner former clerk of the County Court and Commissioner in the above case Thirty eight dollars & 17 cents in full of the distributure of Wm A. Haley arriseing from the sale of the real estate of Josiah Baird Sr decd sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court   $38.17  Wm A Haley By his Attourney in fact Wm.H. Cheek

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.H. Cheek…

Witness my hand at office this Feb 14th 1874   B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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F.M. Orange et als VS Jerre Coggin et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received Feb 21st 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case Two Hundred & Eighty one dollars & 18 cents balance in full of the amount decreed to be paid me out of the land fund in the hands of said Clerk. See minute Book K page 143, he having heretofore paid me Two Hundred dollars  George (his x mark) McGee Jr.  Attest  A.A. Swope

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…George McGee Jr…

Witness my hand at office this Feb 21st day 1874   BfC Smith Clk

 

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F.M. Orange et als VS Jerre Coggin et als} O Bill to sell Land

Received Feb 21st 1874 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Two Hundred & Eighty One dollars & 18 cents, ballance in full of the amount decreed to be paid me out of the land fund in the hands of the said Clerk, See minute Book K page 143, he having heretofore paid me Two Hundred dollars  Mary A Foster  Attest 

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receptor…

Witness my hand at office this February 21st 1874   B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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R.W. Knight Admr &C VS The Heirs of John High Decd}

Received of BfC Smith Clerk &c. Three Hundred dollars & twelve dollars & 97 cts. Two Hundred dollars of which was received --------- about December 1872 and the other One Hundred & twelve dollars & 97 cents (less One dollar & twenty five Cents retained for recording this receipt) this day received of the fund due me in the Estate of John High deceased ordered to be paid me by Decree of the County Court. Minute Book J page 564. This 23rd day of February 1874  Elizabeth C---- by John A Fite Atty in fact

 

Acknowledged before me February 23 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John A. Fite Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office Feby 23rd 1874   BfC Smith Clk

 

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P.M. Lancaster Admr VS. John F. Lancaster et als}

Received, March 3rd 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court One Hundred & Eighty Eight dollars & 93 cents in full of my distributive share of the real & personal estate of Samuel Lancaster Dec paid to me by said Clerk under the decree of the Smith County Court See Minute Book K page 302 to 305  P.M. Lancaster $188 93

 

Acknowledged before me March 3rd 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…P.M. Lancaster…

Witness my hand at office March 3rd 1874   B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

P.M. Lancaster Admr VS:. John F. Lancaster et als}

Received, March 3rd 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County One Hundred & five dollars & 65 cents in full of the distributive share of John F. Lancaster Decd in the real & personal estate of Samuel Lancaster Dec paid to me by the Clerk of said Court under the decree of the said Court  See Minute Book K page 302 to 305  $105.65  Wm R (his x mark) Caskey Admr of John F. Lancaster deceased  Attest P.M. Lancaster

 

Acknowledged before me March 3rd 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Wm R Caskey Admr…

Witness my hand at office March 3rd 1874   B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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P.M. Lancaster Admr VS:. John F. Lancaster et als}

Received, March 3rd 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court Seventy Six dollars and 30 cents in full of the distributive share of B.f. Lancaster in the real & personal estate of Samuel Lancaster Dec paid to me under the decree of the Smith County Court See Minute Book K page 302 to 305 and Deed Book No 2 in the Registrars office of Smith County page 121 – and Note Book C page 12  Test P.M. Lancaster $76.30  W R (his x mark) Caskey Assignee of B.f.Lancaster

 

Acknowledged before me March 3rd 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Wm R Caskey Assignee…

Witness my hand at office March 3rd 1874   B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

John Hallum Exparte}

Received, March 3rd 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County, Sixty Eight dollars & 21 cents ($68.21) in full of my distributive share of the estate of William Hallum decd arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the case of John Hallum Exparte  AJ Dyer  $68.21

 

Acknowledged before me March 3rd 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…A.J. Dyer…

Witness my hand at office March 3rd 1874   B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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John Hallum Exparte}

Received March 3rd 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case Sixty Eight dollars & 21 cents ($68.21) in full of the distributive share of William J. Dyer in the estate of William Hallum decd arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold and distributed under the decree of the said County Court in the case of John Hallum Exparte  James S Dyer Guardian for Jas S Dyer Jr  $68.21

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} We James S. Dyer, Thomas Fisher & James H. Corder bind ourselves in the penal sum of One Hundred and forty dollars payable to the state of Tennessee for the use of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County: To be void upon condition the said James S. Dyer shall refund & pay over to the said B.f.C. Smith Clerk &C as aforesaid, the sum of Sixty Eight dollars & 21 cents ($68.21) the amount which he the said James S. Dyer has this day received from the said B.f.C. Smith Clerk &C as the distributive share of William J. Dyer in the real estate of William Hallum deceased sold and distributed under the decree of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee in the case of John Hallum Exparte, the said Jas S. Dyer to abide by and perform all the decrees and orders which may be made by the County Court or any other court having Jurisdiction of the case in the premises. otherwise to remain in full force & virtue.

Given under our hands and seals this March 3rd 1874  James S. Dyer  Thomas Fisher  JH Corder

 

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Thomas Fisher admr VS: John Vaden & others}

Received March 3rd 1874, of John P. Yelton former Clerk of Smith County Court & Successor to E.W. Turner former Clerk &C Ten dollars & 30 cents ($10.30) in full of my distributive of the real estate of William Hallum decd arrising from the sale of the real estate of said decd sold & distributed by decree of said County Court in the case of Thomas Fisher Admr vs John Vaden & others  AJ Dyer  $10.30

 

Acknowledged before me March 3rd 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…A.J. Dyer…

Witness my hand at office March 3rd 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Thomas Fisher Admr VS: John Vaden & others}

Received, March 3rd 1874, of John P. Yelton former Clerk of Smith County Court & successor to E.W. Turner former Clerk Ten dollars & 30 cents ($10.30) in full of the distributive share of William J. Dyer in the real estate of Wm Hallum Decd sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the case of Thomas Fisher Admr vs John Vaden & others  James S Dyer Guardian for Jas S Dyer Jr $10.30

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} We James S. Dyer, Thomas Fisher & J.H. Corder bind ourselves unto the state of Tennessee for the use of John P. Yelton former clerk &C in the penalty of Twentyone dollars: To be void on condition the said Jas S. Dyer shall refund and pay to the said John P. Yelton, if it shall become necessary the sum of $10.30 the amount of the share of William J. Dyer this day paid the said Jas S. Dyer being the share of the said William J. in the real estate of Wm Hallum Decd and abide by & perform all the decrees of this Court or any other Court having Jurisdiction thereof. otherwise to remain in full force & virtue.

Witness our hands & seals this March 3rd 1874  James S. Dyer  Thomas Fisher  JH Corder

 

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W.N. Suite Exparte

Received March 4th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Tennessee & Commissioner in the above case Thirtytwo dollars & 46 cents in full of the amount collected and in the hands of said Clerk up to this date due & going to the Heirs Sarah W. Owen and also the same amt to wit Thirty two dollars & 46 cents due Eliz. L. Owens Heirs the said amount being due and arising from the part of the fund now collected and in the hands of said clerk from the sale of the real estate of John Suite Decd. See Power of Attorney recorded in Book Administrators Recpt D pages 138 & 139

John L Walsh  Louisa F Walsh  Samuel H Jones  Tincie A. Jones Wm S Young  Rebeca F Young  W.L. Owens  M.G. Owens  Milton A--is  Josephine A--is  By W.N. Suite Attorney in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…WN Suite Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office March 4th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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W.N. Suite Exparte

Received, March 4th 1874, of BfC Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Thirtytwo dollars & 46 cents in full of the amount now collected and in the hands of said Clerk of my Distributive share of the estate of John Suite Decd arrising from the sale of the real estate of said Suite Decd  MA Mercer E.G. Mercer By W.N. Suite Attorney in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.N. Suite Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office March 4th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Know all men by these presents that I Johnathan S. Dowell of the County of Collins and State of Texas hath made constituted and appointed B.A. James of the County of Smith & State of Tennessee my true and lawful attorney for me in fact and in my name place & stead and as my agent to collect and receive for me all my interest in the personal estate of my mother Martha J. Baird deceased from her administrator or other person or persons having charge of said interest. And I hereby empower my said Attorney in fact to execute and deliver any bonds, receipts or other instrument which may be necessary to be executed in the collection of the said interest or share sign my name to same to employ counsel and bring suit at my expense if necessary &c giving and granting unto said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform any and all acts touching these premises, hereby confirming and ratifying the same as fully as if I were personally present and did the same.

Witness my signature this 13th day of December 1873  Jonathan S. Dowell

 

State of Texas Collin County}…personally appeared J.S. Dowell…

Witness my hand and seal of office this December 13th 1873  J.M. Berrge Clerk D.C. Collin Co Texas.

 

The State of Texas County of Collin}I, W.H. Andrews Judge...do certify that J.M. Berrge…is now and was at the time of signing said certificate the duly and legally constituted Clerk…

Witness my hand officially this Decr 13th 1873.  W.H. Andrews Judge D.C.

 

It is hereby certified that W.H. Andrews… is now and was at the time of signing said certificate the duly constituted Judge of the District Court…

Witness my hand & seal this 13th Decr 1873  J.M. Berrge Clk D.C. Collin Co. Tex.

 

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Marth J Baird Estate

Received of HP Dowell Administrator of the Estate of Martha J Baird Deceast. Sixty three Dollars & 35 cents less one Dollar & 25 cents to pay for recording this receipt in full of my Distributive Share of Said personal estate. This the 9th day of March 1874  B.A. James Attorney in fact for Jonathan S. Dowell

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.A James Atty in fact…

Witness my hand at office March 9th 1874  BfC Smith Clk

 

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State of Tennessee – Fifth Chancery Division

Be it remembered that at a Chancery Court begun & held at the Court house in the Town of Carthage, for the County of Smith & State aforesaid on the third Monday in August (it being the Seventeenth day said month) in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred & Seventy four and of the Independence of the United States of America the Ninety ninth year:

The Honorable W.G. CROWLEY Chancellor &C for the said division being absent, the Clerk & Master John A FITE opened Court and the chancellor still failing to appear, the said Clerk & Master adjourned the Court until tomorrow morning at nine o’clock.

 

Friday August 28th 1874 Court met pursuant to adjournment present the Hon W.G. Crowley Chancellor & presiding.  James Bradley Admr &C  V.  E.J. Allen et als  and  Mary A. Womack et als. Petition – Exparte

Be it remembered that these cause come on again to be heard on this 27th day of August 1874 before his Honor William G.Crowley Chancellor &C upon the pleadings, proof, former decree petitions Power of Attorney &c. When from a view of the whole record it appeared to the satisfaction of the Court, that George L. and Caledonia BRADLEY who were children of T--ry BRADLEY deceased, have died intestate, without issue, never having been married, leaving as their only heirs and distributes, Sarah A.E Williams, Mary A. Womack, Dellatrovisa Bradley, and Josephina Swan who lately married D.W Swan and that there is in the hands of the Clerk & Master of the Court in the case of James Bradley Admr &C v E.J. ALLEN et als Two Hundred dollars & 84/00 cents belonging to each of estates of the said intestates George L. and Calledonia; that the petitioner H.M. HALE has been regularly appointed and qualified as Administrator of each of said estates, by the County Court of Smith County Tennessee: that the costs of Administration upon each of said estates aside from compensation to the said HALE as Administrator of said estates amounts to $3.00 in each estate, which has been paid by the said HALE out of his own means and that $10.00 in each estate would be reasonable compensation for the said HALE as Administrator of the said estates.

It further appeared to the Court that the said heirs & distributes of the said George L. and Calledonia BRADLEY have made WH DiWitt their Attorney in fact.

It further appeared to the Court that the said DeWitt is also the

 

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Attorney at law and Solicitor for heirs & distributees.

It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that the Clerk & Master of this Court pay to the said H.M. HALE $13.00 out of the fund in his hands belonging to the estate of the said George L. Bradley and $13.00 out of the funds in his hands belonging to the estate of Calledonia Bradley and take his receipt for the same. He will pay over to the said W.H. DeWitt the residue of said funds in his hands belonging to said estates and take his receipt therefor as Attorney at law and in fact.

It is ordered that a copy of this decree issue to the said H.M. HALE as the Admr aforesaid to be filed by heirs with the Clerk of the County Court  of Smith County as evidence of his settlement of his administrations of the two estates and that the cost of this copy and for filing it with said Clerk and the costs of this proceeding be paid out of the funds due the said estates.

There being no creditors of intestates estates in Tennessee and this being a special administration simply to collect the fund the Court orders the fund be paid over and transfered by said Solicitor DeWitt, to the State of Alabama where the intestates died the place of their residence and where a general administration may be had if necessary.

This decree should have appeared on the minutes of the 27th and is entered now for then.

I John A. FITE Clerk & Master of the Chancery Court of the County of Smith & State of Tennessee hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true & perfect copy of the decree of said Court in the causes of James BRADLY Administrator V. E.J. ALLEN et als and Mary A. WOMACK et als, Exparte petitioner, pronounced at the August term 1874 as the same appears of record in my office.

Witness my hand and the official seal of said Court at office in Carthage the 31st day of August 1874  John A. FITE Clerk & Master By Wm.B. Pickering Deputy C&M.

 

A true copy attest  B.f.C. Smith Clk County Court

 

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William TURNER Admr &C VS: Jesse T. HOLLIS et als}

Received March 16th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Fortythree dollars & 90 cents in full of my distributive share of the real & personal estate of Edward TURNER Sr. Deceased decreed to be paid me by the County Court of said County See Minute Book K page 305 to 309  W.A. TURNER

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.A. TURNER…

Witness my hand at office March 16th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Thomas SANDERSON Admr VS: Boeman GROVES et als}

Received, March 17th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case, One Hundred & forty two dollars & 90 cents ballance of moneys in his hands belonging to the estate of Octavious GROVES Deas after paying the cost incident to this proceeding & deducting out of the funds $190 & 40/100 decreed to be paid Thomas SANDERSON Admr by decree pronounced at the September term 1872  DA WEST

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…D.A. WEST…

Witness my hand at office March 17th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 463

 

William TURNER & others VS: Jessee T. HOLLIS & wife}

Received of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Two Hundred & Nineteen dollars & 66 cents in full of my distributive share of the estates of Edward James & Elizabeth TURNER deceased arrising from the real & personal estate of said deceaseds according to the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case (See Minute Book K pages 305 to 309.  W. TURNER  March 25th 1874  $219.66/

 

Acknowledged by Wm Turner before me  March 25th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W. TURNER…

Witness my hand at office March 25th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

William TURNER & others VS: Jessee T. HOLLIS & wife}

Received March 25th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Two Hundred & Nineteen dollars & 66 cents in full of my distributive share in the estates of Edward James & Elizabeth TURNER deceased arriseing from the real & personal estates of said deceased, according to the decree of said court see Minute Book K pages 305 to 309.  Taliafero TURNER    $219.66/

 

Acknowledged before me  March 25th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Talefero TURNER…

Witness my hand at office March 25th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 464

 

William TURNER & others VS: Jessee T. HOLLIS & wife}

Received, March 25th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Twenty Seven dollars & 32 cents in full of my distributive share of the estates of Edward, James & Elizabeth TURNER deceased arriseing from the real & personal estate of said deceased, according to the decree of the said Court in the above case, see Minute Book K pages 305 to 309.  J.M. PASCHAL  $27.32/

 

Acknowledged before me March 25th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.M. PASCHALL…

Witness my hand at office March 25th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

William TURNER & others VS: Jessee T. HOLLIS & wife}

Received March 25th 1874 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case, Twenty Seven dollars & 32 cents and as the distributive share of Susan A. Paschal and also Twenty Seven dollars & 32 cents as the distributive share of Harriet Paschal, out of the estates of Edward, Elizabeth & James TURNER deceased arriseing from the real & personal estates of said deceased according to the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case (See Minute Book K pages 305 to 309.  Susie A. PASCHAL  Harriet PASCHAL By J.M. PASCHAL  $27.32/  $27.32

 

Acknowledged before me March 25th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.M. PASCHALL…

Witness my hand at office March 25th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 465

 

David FRY et als VS: Lenard FRY et als} Received, March 26th 1874 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & five dollars & 50 cents less $2.50 cost of recording this recording this receipt & a refunding Bond, in full of the distributive share of Mary DAVIDSON’s Heirs – arrising from the sale of the real estate of Henry FRY Dec. sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  $105. 50/  David FRY

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} We David FRY, Ben S. FRY and Lemuel BARNETT, bind ourselves in the penal sum of Two Hundred and Eleven dollars, payable to the State of Tennessee To be void on condition the said David FRY who has this day received from B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the estate of Henry FRY dec. One Hundred & five dollars & 50 ($105.50/) the distributive share of Mary DAVIDSON Heirs in the real estate of said Henry FRY Deceased, shall pay over to said heirs the said sum of $105.50/ and hold the said B.f.C. Smith Clerk &C harmless to the said Heirs and abide by & perform all the decrees of any Court having Jurisdiction thereof which may be pronounced relative to the said distributive share of Mary Davidson Heirs then this obligation to be void: otherwise to remain in full force & virtue. Signed & sealed this March 26th 1874  David FRY  B.S. FRY  Lemuel BARNETT

 

Pg 466

 

R.W. KNIGHT Admr & others VS: The Heirs of John HIGH & others}

Received March 26th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Three Hundred & thirtyseven dollars & 95 cents in full of the distributive share of William HIGH a brother & heir of John HIGH decd arrising from the sale of the real estate of said Decd, sold & distributed under the decree of Smith County Court in the above case (see Minute Book J page 564)  William S.HAILEY Assignee of William HIGH Deed recorded in Register Office

 

Acknowledged before me March 26th 1874  BfC Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Wm.S. HAILEY Assignee…

Witness my hand at office March 26th 1874

 

R.W. KNIGHT Admr & others VS: The Heirs of John HIGH}

Received, March 26th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & Sixty Eight dollars & 95 cent in full of the distributive share of Charity Warren a niece & heir of John HIGH decd, said fund arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold and distributed under the decree of Smith County Court (See Minute Book J page 546.  William S.HAILEY Assignee of Charity WARREN Deed recorded in Registers Office

 

Acknowledged before me March 26th 1874  BfC Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Wm.S. HAILEY Assignee…

Witness my hand at office March 26th 1874  BfC Smith Clk

 

Pg 467

 

We hereby nominate and appoint William R. CASKEY our Attorney in fact to demand and receive for us from one P.M. LANCASTER Administrator of Samuel LANCASTER deceased or the Clerk of the County Court of Smith County State of Tennessee, a distributive share or legacy or the proceeds of the sale of any lands sold by decree of the County Court of said County, or in the hands of any other person for the proceeds of the sale of any lands, sold in said County according to the decree of any other Court in said County that may be due us as heirs or distributees of said Samuel LANCASTER deceased and all necessary receipts and acquitances and bonds for us and in our names for and about the same. We do hereby further empower our said Attorney to Sue for and recover the same or any part thereof, whether the same be real or personal estate and for that purpose to make and employ one or more counsel or Attorneys under him and to do all other acts & things necessary to accomplish the objects of this Power at our expense and charge. And we do further ratify and confirm all the lawful actings and doings of our said Attorney in the premises as fully as if we were present and doing the same ourselves. This 30th day of March 1874  H.J. FEAGANS  Isabella FEAGANS  Attest  Wm. J. ATKINS  WA WEST

 

State of Tennessee Stewart County} Personally appeared…H. J. FEAGONS…

Witness my hand and seal of said Court at office this 30th day of March 1874  A.B. ROSS, Clerk

 

Pg 468

 

State of Tennessee Stewart County} To Wm J. ATKINS, Esqr.

You are hereby authorized and empowered to take the examination of Mrs. Isabella FEAGONS wife of H.J. FEAGONS privately and apart from her said husband relative to her free execution of the within Power of Attorney and the same so taken, to certify under your hand and seal.

Witness A.B. ROSS Clerk of the County Court of said County at office this 30th day of March 1874  A.B. ROSS, Clerk

 

State of Tennessee Stewart County} Isabella FEAGONS wife of H.J. FEAGONS having personally appeared before me…privately and apart from her said husband and she having acknowledged the due execution of the within Power of Attorney…the same is therefore certified.

Witness my hand and seal. This 30th day of March 1874  Wm. J. ATKINS  JP

 

State of Tennessee Stewart County} I, R. Ledbetter Chairman and presiding officer…do hereby certify that…A.B. Ross…is and was at the time he signed the same, clerk of the County Court…

Given under my hand this 30th day of March 1874  R. Ledbetter Chairman County Court, Stewart County Tenn

 

State of Tennessee Stewart County} I, A.B. Ross Clerk of the County Court…certify that R. Ledbetter…is and was at the time he signed the same, Chairman and presiding Officer…

 

Pg 469

 

Given under my hand and the seal of said Court at office. This 30th day of March 1874  A.B. Ross Clerk

 

A true copy – Attest B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

P.M. LANCASTER Admr VS: John F. LANCASTER et als}

Received, April 4th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & five dollars & 65 cents in full of the distributive share of Isabella FEAGONS a daughter of Samuel LANCASTER dec out of the real estate of said deceased, sold and distributed under a decree of said County Court pronounced in the above cause (see minute Book K page 302 to 305 – less cost of recording receipt & Power of Attorney & certificates - $3.50/  William R (his x mark) CASKEY Test  H.B. Oliver  T.J. Haddock

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…The foregoing Receiptor…

Witness my hand at office April 4th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 470

 

Know all men by these presents that I, Caroh E. DUNHAM daughter of Alexander and Martha DENHAM, do hereby make, constitute and appoint John H. DENHAM (my brother) my true and lawful attorney in fact, for me and in my name and stead to sue for collect and receipt for any money or claim due me from any person or persons living in the County of Smith in the State of Tennessee and especially to collect sue for and receipt and full acquitances give for any and all money or moneys due me from any person or personson account of my being an heir of my mother Martha DENHAM deceased who was the wife of Alexander DENHAM, and a daughter and heir of Dot GRISHAM deceased, who died in the County of Smith in the State of Tennessee; hereby ratifying and confirming all & everything my said Attorney may do in the premises, making his acts and doings in the premises as binding upon me as if I was present doing the same things in my own proper person

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this the 4th day of April A.D. 1874  Carah E. (her x mark) DENHAM  Attest  W.G. Hughes  James B. Evans

 

State of Kentucky County of Monroe} S.C.T.

I, W.L.Maxey Clerk…certify that Caroh E. DUNHAM…personally came and appeared…her free, voluntary act and deed…

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and the seal of said Court at office in Tompkinsville this the 4th day of April 1874  W.L. Maxey Clerk Monroe County Court

 

Pg 471

 

State of Kentucky County of Monroe} Set.

This day personally appeared before me a Clerk of the County Court of the County and state aforesaid and upon his oath declares that he is a citizen of the county and state aforesaid and that he has four children Viz Caroh E. DENHAM who is 23 years of age and John H. DENHAM aged 21 years and seven months and Allen C. DENHAM aged 19 years and J.M. DENHAM aged 14 years and that the mother of said children is dead; she died about 14 years ago in Jackson County Tennessee and she was the wife of the affiant and daughter of Dot GRISHAM who died in Smith County in the State of Tennessee some time before said children’s mother died – said children’s mothers name was Martha DENHAM and she left the four children herein named as her heirs & no more and the affiant sayeth nothing further  Alexander (his x mark) DENHAM  Attest James Glazbrook  Alfred ROUGE

 

Subscribed & sworn to before me by Alexander DENHAM. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and the seal of said Court at office in Tompkinsville This 4th day of April 1874  W.L. Moxey Clerk Monroe County Court

 

Pg 472

 

Estate L.D. GRISHAM

Received April 6th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court Seven dollars & 07 cent in full of his distributive share of the estate of L.D. GRISHAM decd He being a son of Martha DUNHAM who was a daughter of said Decd. less cost of recording receipt & certificate of Identification  J.H. DENHAM

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receiptor…

Witness my hand at office April 6th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Received, April 6th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County Seven dollar & 07 cents in full of the distributive share of Caroh E. DUNHAM who was a daughter of Martha DUNHAM who was a daughter & heir of L.D. GRISHAM decd less cost of recording Power of Attorney & receipt  J.H. DENHAM Attorney in fact for Caroh E. DENHAM

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receiptor…

Witness my hand at office April 6th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 473

 

Wm TURNER Admr VS: Jessee T. HOLLIS et als}

Received, April 13th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case Four Hundred & forty eight dollars & 90 cents in full of my distributive share of the estates of Edward TURNER decd James TURNER & Elizabeth TURNER decd arrising from the sale of the real estate of said Edward TURNER Sr. Decd sold and distributed under a decree of Smith County Court (see Minute Book K page 305 to 309  Edward TURNER

 

Acknowledged before me April 13th 1874  BfC Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Edward TURNER…

Given under my hand at office April 13th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Wm TURNER Admr VS: Jessee T. HOLLIS et als}

Received April 13th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case Four Hundred & forty eight dollars & 90 cents in full of my distributive share of the estates of Edward, Elizabeth & James TURNER decd, arrising from the sale of the real estate of Edward TURNER Sr. Decd. Sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court (See Minute Book K page 305 to 309  P.M. TURNER

 

Acknowledged before me April 13th 1874  BfC Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…P.M. TURNER…

Witness my hand at office April 13th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 474

 

Wm ROBERTS & Wife VS: C.C. WHITE & Wife} Petition to sell Land

Received, May 4th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & Seventy Six dollars and 32 cents in full of the distributive share of Charity WHITE out of the amount collected on the first land note executed for the land sold in the above case after deducting cost of this proceeding that amount being three fourths of the amount of the first land note – said land sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court See Minute Book K page 114  Charity WHITE  C.C. WHITE

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…C.C. WHITE and wife Charity WHITE…And also appeared before me Charity WHITE wife of C.C. WHITE privately and apart from said husband…

Witness my hand at office this May 4th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 475

 

W.S. McCLELLAN VS: Wade KEMP} O Bill to sell Land

Received, May 5th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Sixty three dollars & 31 cents in full of my distributive share of the real estate of Wm THOMAS decd sold in the above case for distribution among his heirs by decree of the Smith County Court See Minute Book J page 525  Sarah M. McCLELLAN

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Sarah M. McCLELLAN privately & apart from her husband…May 5th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

W.S. McCLELLAN VS: Wade KEMP} O Bill to sell Land

Received, May 5th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith of Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case Sixty three dollars & 31 cents in full of my distributive share of the proceeds of the real estate of my father Wm THOMAS Decd sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the case of W.S. McCLELLAN VS Wade KEMP See minute Book J page 525  Ellen. A KEMP

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Elender A KEMP…

Witness my hand at office this May 5th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 476

 

W.S. McCLELLAN VS: Wade KEMP} O Bill to sell Land

Received, May 5th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case, Ten dollars & 55 cents in full of my distributive share of the proceeds of the real estate of Wm THOMAS Decd I being a daughter of James THOMAS who was a son of said Wm THOMAS Decd sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court in the case of McCLELLAN VS: KEMP. See Minute Book J page 525.  Mary E. BURTON  Test W.S. McCLELLAN             

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Mary E. Burton…

Witness my hand at office May 5th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

W.S. McCLELLAN VS: Wade KEMP} O Bill to sell Land

Received, May 5th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case, Ten dollars & 55 cents in full of my distributive share of the proceeds of the real estate of Wm THOMAS Decd I being a daughter of Jane Mc----- decd who was a daughter & heir of said Wm THOMAS Decd, sold and distributed under the decree of the County Court in the case of McCLELLAN VS KEMP. See Minute Book J page 525.  Sarah (her x mark) M. KENT  Test W.S. McCLELLAN 

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Sarah M. Kent…

Witness my hand at office this May 5th 1874  BfC Smith Clk

 

Pg 477

 

W.S. McCLELLAN VS Wade KEMP} O Bill to sell Land

Received, May 5th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case, Ten dollars & 55 cents in full of my distributive share of the real estate of Wm THOMAS Decd, I being a daughter of James Mc----- decd who was a son & heir of said Wm THOMAS Decd, sold and distributed under a decree of the County Court in the case of McCLELLAN VS KEMP. See minute Book J page 525.  L.D.(her x mark) McCORMACK  Test W.S. McCLELLAN       

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…L.D. McCORMACK…

Witness my hand at office this 5th May 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 478

 

Thomas SANDERSON VS: Boman GROVES et als}

Received, May 13th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court & Commissioner in the above case One Hundred & ninety dollars & 40 cents in full of a decree of the County Court pronounced in the above cause (See minute Book K pages 27 & 28). Thomas SANDERSON

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing receiptor…

Witness my hand at office this May 13th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 479

 

N.H. COOKSEY et als VS: Sis COOKSEY et als}

Received, May 18th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case Three Hundred & fifty seven dollars and 69 cents in full of my distributive share of the first land note executed to the Clerk for the payment of the land sold by decree of the County Court in this case.  B.D. (her x mark) COOKSEY  Test W.W. COOKSEY  EWING COOKSEY

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.D. COOKSEY…

Witness my hand at office this May 18th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

William TURNER Admr &C VS Jessee T. HOLLIS et als}

Received May 18th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court and Commissioner in the above case Twentyfive dollars & 25 cts in full of my distributive share of the estate of Edward TURNER decd arrising from the sale of the land belonging to the estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court See Minute Book K page 305 to 309.  Harriet C. TERRY

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Harriet C. TERRY…

Witness my hand at office May 18th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 480

 

William McCLELLAN & others VS: Wade KEMP et als}

Received, May 18th 1874, of BfC Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Fifteen dollars & 82 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of Wm THOMAS Decd, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  William R. (his x mark) THOMAS Test W.H. A-----

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…William R. Thomas…

Witness my hand at office this May 18th 1874  B.f.C. Smith

 

William McCLELLAN & others VS: Wade KEMP & others}

Received, May 18th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Fifteen dollars & 82 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of Wm THOMAS Decd, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  Germain B. (his x mark) THOMAS Test W.B. PETTIE

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Germain B. THOMAS…

Witness my hand at office this May 18th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 481

 

William McCLELLAN et als VS Wade KEMP et als}

Received, May 18th 1874 of BfC Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Fifteen dollars & 82 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of Wm THOMAS deceased, arriseing from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold and distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  Isabella V. (her x mark) THOMAS Test W.B. PETTIE

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Isabella V. THOMAS…

Witness my hand at office this May 18th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 482

 

William S. McCLELLAN & others VS: Wade KEMP et als}

Received May 20th 1874 of BfC Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & commissioner in the above cause, Sixty three dollars & 31 cents less fifty cents State & County tax in full of my distributive Share of the estate of William THOMAS, decd, arising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, Sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above cause.  M.O. (her x mark) KEMP W.M. KEMP Test W.B. PETTIE

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing receiptors…And M.O. KEMP wife of said Wade M. KEMP…privately and apart from her husband…

Witness my hand at office May 20th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Pg 483

 

William S. McCLELLAN et als VS Wade M. KEMP et als}

Received May 20th 1874 of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & commissioner in the above cause, Sixty three dollars & 31 cents (less fifty cents, State & county tax for the year 1874.) in full of the distributive Share of Elizabeth THOMAS arising from the Sale of the real estate of her father Wm THOMAS, Decd, Sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above cause.  W.M. KEMP Guardian of Elizabeth THOMAS  Test W.B. PETTIE

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…WM KEMP…

Witness my hand at office May 20th 1874.  B.f.C. Smith Clerk By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Pg 484

 

William S. McCLELLAN et als VS: Wade KEMP et als}

Received May 20th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & commissioners in the above case, Sixty three dollars & 31 cents, (less fifty cents State & County Tax for the year 1874.) in full of my distributive Share of the estate of Wm THOMAS Decd. arising from the Sale of the real estate of said Decd, Sold & distributed by the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  E.H. (her x mark) DEAN  Test J.H. CORDER

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…E.H. DEAN…

Witness my hand at office May 20th 1874.  B.f.C. Smith, Clk By J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 485

 

William S. McCLELLAN et als VS: Wade KEMP et als}

Recd May 20th 1874 of BfC Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & commissioners in the above case Sixty three dollars & 31 cents, (less fifty cents State, & County Tax for the year 1874.) in full of my distributive Share of the estate of Wm THOMAS, Decd, arising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, Sold & distributed under decree of the Smith County Court in the above cause.  Nancy C. (her x mark) MUNDAY  Test J.H. CORDER

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Nancy C. MUNDAY…

Witness my hand at office, May 20th 1874  B.f.C. Smith, clerk By J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 486

 

 J.W. HUGHES Admr of L.D. GRISHAM, Decd vs: Isaac GRISHAM et als}

Received May 20th 1874, of BfC Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County, Four dollars & 71 cents, less one dollar & 25 cents for this receipt in full of my distributive Share in the estate of my Grandfather L.D. GRISHAM, decd arising from the sale of the real estate of said GRISHAM, decd. Sold by decree of the Smith County Court and distributed under a decree of said Court pronounced at the October term 1872. See Minute Book J Page 629 & 630  S.M. (her x mark) SMITH  Attest  Test  H.H. HALE

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…S.M. SMITH…

Witness my hand at office May 20th 1874  J.M. Fisher

 

Pg 487

 

Estate Benjamin COOKSEY

Received of N. H. COOKSEY Administrator of Benjamin COOKSEY Decd Forty one dollars forty six cents for corn, bacon on far---  E.W. COOKSEY

 

Ewing COOKSEY, Guardian for Baker COOKSEY

Received of N.H. COOKSEY Administrator of Benjamin COOKSEY deceased, Two Hundred & Eighty Six dollars & 37/100 his share of said estate ($286.37) of personal estate of said COOKSEY. May 22nd 1874  E.W. COOKSEY

 

Received of N.H. COOKSEY Administrator of Benjamin COOKSEY decd Two Hundred & Eighty Six dollars 37/100, my full share $286.37) of personal estate of said COOKSEY. May 22nd 1874  W.W. COOKSEY

 

Received of N.H. COOKSEY Administrator of Benjamin COOKSEY Decd Two Hundred & Eighty Six dollars 37/100, my full share ($286.37) of the personal property of said COOKSEY. May 22nd 1874  J.H. COOKSEY

 

Received of N.H. COOKSEY Administrator of Benjamin COOKSEY Decd, Two Hundred and Eighty Six dollars & 37/100 my full share ($286.37) of the personal estate of said COOKSEY. May 22nd 1874  B.D. COOKSEY  Test J.H. CORDER

 

Received of N.H. COOKSEY Administrator of Benjamin COOKSEY Decd Two Hundred & Eighty Six dollars 37/100 my full share ($286.37) of the personal estate of said COOKSEY. May 22nd 1874.  E.W. COOKSEY

 

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Received of N.H.(W.) COOKSEY Administrator of Benjamin COOKSEY Decd Two Hundred & Eighty Six dollars 37/100 my full share ($286.37) of the personal estate of said COOKSEY Decd  DM. STONECIPHER  May 22nd 1874

 

Received July 21st 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk &C of Smith County Court Four dollars & 10 cts in full of my distributive Share of the money in the hands of said clerk that was paid over to him by Elam RUSSELL Executor &C of John RUSSELL, decd and going to my mother Rebecca PARKHURST from said estate. My mother Rebecca PARKHURST being a daughter of said John RUSSELL decd, and is now dead, and my Share being 1/6 of my mothers Share which was $24.60. See Admr Settlement Book SS Page 105  Ezekiel PARKHURST  Attest Leonidas JENKINS

 

Acknowledged before me July 21st 1874  J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Ezekiel PARKHURST…

Witness my hand at office July 21st 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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William TURNER Admr & others vs: Jessee T. HOLLIS et als}

Received May 28th 1874 of B.f.C. Smith clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case, Forty three dollars & 93 cents in full of our distributive share of the real & personal estate of Edward TURNER Sr; decd, decreed to be paid is by the County Court of said County. See Minute Book “K” page 305 to 309.  Isaac H EVANS  Candace P EVANS

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Isaac W Evans & Candace P. EVANS…And Candace P. EVANS, wife of said Isaac W. EVANS appeared before me privately and apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office this May 28st 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

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 J.E. FOUST Admr. &C vs. William McCLANAHAN}

Recd. June 1st 1874 of John P. Yelton former clerk of the Smith County Court and commissioner in the above cause Eighty five dollars & 54 cents in full of my distributive shares arising from the sale of the real estate of my grand father William CARMON (CORMON) decd. Sold by decree of Smith County Court, This receipt embraces two Shares of said estate, one coming to me by my mother who was a daughter of said William CARMAN, decd. and the other arising from the purchase of the interest of James CLIMER who was an heir in said estate. Billie McCLANAHAN  Attest T.G. CARMAN  J.M. Fisher

 

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State of Arkansas County of Greene} Know all men by these presents that I Jefferson A. THOMAS of the County of Greene in the State of Arkansas, do hereby appoint Jefferson H. THOMAS of the same County and State my true & lawful Attorney in fact for me and in my name to wind up all business that I am or may be interested in, in the State of Tennessee and particularly in the matter of my interest in the estates of William THOMAS and Nancy THOMAS, late of the County of Smith in the State of Tennessee and also of my interest in the estate of Sarah HALL of Jackson County in said State of Tennessee: I hereby empowering my said Attorney to sell any or all of my interest in said estates, to receive the purchase money therefor, to make and execute deeds therefore to the purchaser or purchasers and any and all bonds or deeds of conveyance with or without warranty and sign & receipt in my name and for me all papers, note and any other instrument that affects my interest in Tennessee and especially in the above mentioned cases. I hereby giving my said Attorney full power to convey all of my interest, right and title, to all and any real estate I am interested in: And I do hereby ratify and confirm all the Acts of my said Attorney, under & by virtue of this power of Attorney as fully & completely and so as to give them the same force & effect as if I were present doing the same for myself. In witness whereof I set my hand and seal at Gainsville, this the 8th day of April 1872  Jefferson A. THOMAS

 

State of Arkansas County of Greene} Be it remembered…personally came Jefferson A. THOMAS…

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal of office the day & date above.  E.R. Seely clerk

 

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State of Arkansas County of Greene} I Albert Seagroves Judge…do hereby certify that E.R. SEELY…is and was…Clerk of & for Greene County…

Given under my hand on this 8th day of April 1872  Albert SEAGROVES Co & Probate Judge

 

State of Arkansas County of Greene} I E.R. Seely Clerk…do hereby certify that Albert Seagroves…is and was…Judge of the County & Probate Court…

In witness whereof I set my hand and seal of office this the 8th day of April 1872.  E.R. Seely clerk

 

State of Tennessee Jackson County} Registers office January 31st 1873. At 2 ‘o’ clock P.M.

I Robert E. Mansell Register of said County, do hereby certify that I have registered the within foregoing instrument & Clerks certificates thereto is duly registered in my office in Book A page 51-2&3 date above written  R.E. Mansell R.J.C.

 

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I Jefferson H. THOMAS agent & Attorney of Jefferson A. THOMAS of the State of Arkansas for the consideration of Forty dollars to me paid in hand, do transfer, convey & sell to Wade M. KEMP all the right, title, claim & interest of the said Jefferson A. THOMAS as distribute of Nancy THOMAS deceased, who was a legatee under the will of Sarah HALL deceased in & to the estate of the said Sarah HALL deceased in the hands of her executor James H. YOUNG which estate arose from the sales of the real & personal estate of the said Sarah HALL deceased: For the further consideration of thirty five dollars me in hand paid, I do further transfer & convey & sell to the said Wade M. KEMP all the right title, claim & interest of the said Jefferson A. THOMAS in & to the estate of William & Nancy THOMAS deceased who were the Father & Mother of the said Jefferson A. THOMAS IN THE HANDS OF THEIR Executor Wade M. KEMP or any other person, which estate arose from the sale of the real estate of the said William & Nancy THOMAS Deceased. I do further covenant that I have a good & lawful right to make such conveyances as will be seen by reference to the foregoing Power of Attorney And I therefore authorize the said Wade M. KEMP to collect all moneys ariseing from said estates as herein before set forth from any person or persons who may have the same or any part thereof and receipt for the same which receipt shall be as good a voucher to such person or persons as if executed by me in person under the foregoing Power of Attorney. This January 31st 1873.  JH THOMAS Agent & Attorney in fact of Jefferson A. THOMAS.  Witness W.G. BUTLER  A.W. DeWITT

 

State of Tennessee Jackson County} Personally appeared…M.G. BUTLER & A.W. DeWITT subscribing witnesses…depose & say they are acquainted with J.H. THOMAS…

 

Pg 494

 

Witness my hand at office this 31st day of January 1873  W.G. Cox Clerk

 

A true copy  Attest B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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William S. McCLELLAN et als vs: Wade M. KEMP et als}

Received June 2nd 1874 of BFC Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County and commissioner in the above cause, Sixty three dollars & 31 cents in full of the distribution Share of Jefferson A. THOMAS, who was a son of William & Nancy THOMAS Decd. arising from the sale of the real estate of said decedents, Sold and distributed by decree of the Smith County Court in the above cause I being the purchaser of said Jeff A. THOMAS’s interest in said estate See Page 491-2-3-4 &C  WM Kemp assignee of J.A. THOMAS

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.M. KEMP…

Witness my hand at office this June 2nd 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 497

 

I Allen Y. NOLEN do hereby nominate and appoint R.B. NOLEN my Attorney in fact, to demand and receive for me, from one B.f.C. Smith Clerk & Com of the Smith County Court Tennessee or any other person having possession or liable for the same, my distributive share, which has decended to me from my father, Stephen NOLEN deceased late of Smith County Tennessee arising from the sale of the lands in the case of R.B. NOLEN & others Exparte, in the Smith County Court and all necessary receipts, Bonds & acquittances for me and in my name to execute for and about the same. I further empower my said Attorney to sue for and receive the same or any part thereof and for that purpose, to make and employ one or more counsel, Attorneys under him and to do all other acts and things necessary to accomplish the objects of this power at my expense & charge. And I do hereby ratify and confirm all the lawful actings & doings of my said Attorney in the premises as fully as if I were present and doing the same myself. This April 21st 1874  A.Y. NOLEN  Test  EW TURNER  S.B. HUGHES

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…E.W. TURNER & S.B. HUGHES, subscribing witnesses…they are acquainted with the bargainor…

Witness my hand at office this June 4th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

A true copy – Attest, B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 498

 

Wm ROBERTS & Wife vs: C.C. WHITE & Wife}

Received June 8th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County & Commissioner in the above case Fifty Seven dollars & 52 cents, less $1.25 cost of recording this receipt, being amount of Wm ROBERTS & Wife’s interest or share in the first land note I being the purchaser of the interest of said ROBERTS & Wife as per decree pronounced in this cause Minute Book K page 348 & 9.  B.J. VADEN

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.J. VADEN…

Witness my hand at office June 8th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

William TURNER Admr &C vs: Jesse T. HOLLIS et als}

Received, June 8th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court & Commissioner in the above case Forty three dollars & 93 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of Edward TURNER Sr Deceased in the case of Wm TURNER Admr &C vs: Jesse T. HOLLIS et als in the Smith County Court. See Minute Book K page 305 to 309 for decree  J.F. TURNER

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.F. TURNER…

Witness my hand at office this June 8th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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State of Missouri Dade County} I do hereby nominate and appoint John E. CLARKE my Attorney in fact to demand and receive for me from one B.f.C. Smith County Court Clerk of Smith County Tennessee or any other person having posession of or liable for the same, a distributive share which has decended to me from Josiah BAIRD now deceased, late of the County of Smith and State of Tennessee and all necessary receipts bonds & acquittances for me & in my name to execute for and about the same. I do further empower my said Attorney to sue for & recover the same or any part thereof And for this purpose to make & employ one or more Attorneys under him and to do all other acts & things necessary to accomplish the objects of this Power at my expense and charge And I do hereby ratify and confirm all the lawful actings and doings of my said Attorney in the premises as fully as if I were present and doing the same myself  Martha E. (her x mark) CHEEK  Attest John P. Beebee  Edgar Clark

 

State of Missouri County of Dade}…on this the 28th day of April 1874…personally came Martha E. CHEEK…furthermore declares herself to be single, unmarried and a widow.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at my office in Dadeville, Dade County Mo. the day & year above written.  Ervel V. Lafoon Notary Public

 

Pg 500

 

State of Missouri County of Dade} I hereby certify that E.V. Lafoon…was at the time of so doing a Notary Public in

and for the County aforesaid…

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my office as Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid this 9th day of May 1874. N.B. McDowell Clerk

 

A true copy Attest  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 501

 

Estate Nancy THOMAS}

Received of W.M. KEMP Executor of Nancy THOMAS forty four dollars & fiftyone cents the whole of my share of the personal estate of the said Nancy THOMAS - under her will. This the 2nd day of June 1874.  Elizabeth H (her x mark) THOMAS  Attest  William S. HOLEY  Hensley SMITH

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…William S. HOLEY & Hensley SMITH subscribing witnesses…depose they are acquainted with the bargainer or Receiptor Elizabeth H. THOMAS…

Witness my hand at office this June 26th 1874.   B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 502

 

Josiah BAIRD “et als” VS: Wm BAIRD “et als”}

Received, June 13th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Twentyfive dollars & fifty cents less the cost of recording Power of Attorney, Receipt & paying the tax for 1874, it being in full of my distributive share in the estate of Josiah BAIRD decd arrising from the sale of the Dower land sold under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  Martha E. CHEEK  by her attorney J.E. CLARK

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John E. CLARK…

Witness my hand at office this June 13th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 503

 

Know all men by these presents that we James THOMAS, William THOMAS, & Ferdinand THOMAS of the County of Logan & State of Kentucky, have constituted and hereby constitute & appoint Mrs Dolly THOMAS our Mother, as our true & lawful Attorney for us and in our names, place & stead to ask, demand & receive of & from the Clerk of the County Court or from the personal representative of William THOMAS Deceased, who was our Grandfather and of the personal representative of Nancy THOMAS who was our Grandmother, both of whom died in Smith County Tennessee, the distributive share of the personal & real estate of both or each of said William & Nancy comeing to us or either of us and upon receipt thereof by or payment thereof to our said Attorney, to make, execute & deliver, a good & sufficient receipt, release & discharge for the same, hereby giving and granting unto our said Attorney full power & authority to do & perform all & every act requisite to be done in & about the premises to all intents & purposes as we could do if personally present, hereby ratifying & confirming all that our said Attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals this 2nd day of April 1874  James (his x mark) THOMAS  Ferdinand (his x mark) THOMAS  Wm (his x mark) THOMAS  Attest W.A. NEWMAN  Henry ADERSON

 

State of Kentucky County of Logan}…personally appeared James THOMAS, Ferdinand THOMAS and Wm THOMAS…

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at office in Russelville Ky this --- day of April 1874  Jo. W. Winlock

 

Pg 504

 

State of Kentucky County of Logan}…I do certify that Jo. W. Winlock Esqr …is the Clerk of my said Court…

Given under my hand April 30th 1874 Jno. W. Caldwell Judge

 

State of Kentucky County of Logan}…I, Jo. W. Winlock…do certify that John W. Cardwell Esqr…is the sole Presiding Judge of said County…

Witness my hand and official seal this 30th day of April AD 1874  Jo. W. Winlock Clerk Logan County Court

 

A true copy Attest B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

William McCLELLAN et als VS Wade M. KEMP et als}

Received of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County & Commissioner in the above case Thirtyone dollars & 65 cents, less the cost of recording Power of Attorney & receipts, in full of the amount due William, James & Ferdinand THOMAS, heirs of James THOMAS decd, arising from the sale of the real estate of William & Nancy THOMAS Decd, sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above cause. This 25th day of June 1874. Dolly (her mark) THOMAS

 

State of Kentucky County of Logan} Be it remembered that on this 26th day of June 1874 before me…

 

Pg 505

 

Personally appeared Mrs. Dolly THOMAS…acknowledged the foregoing receipt…to be her free & voluntary act and deed…

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal at office in Russelville Ky, the date above written  Jo W. Winlock Clerk Logan County Court

 

A true copy attest  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Pg 506

 

State of Tennessee Tipton County

Know all men by these presents that we Elizabeth HAYNIE and T.J. HAYNIE John D HAYNIE as her securities are held & firmly bound unto the State of Tennessee in the joint & full sum of Two hundred Dollars for the payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs &c This 19th day of April 1874

The indenture of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bond Elizabeth HAYNIE is entitled to a distributive Share of the Estate of her Decd brother Richard HODGES, now in the hands of John HALE & D.P. HODGES his executors of Smith County in said State amounting to about Sixty dollars. Now if upon the payment of said distributive Share of said estate to the Said Elizabeth HAYNIE She shall well and truly pay and refund her ratable Share or portion of any debt or debts owing by the Said deceased that may hereafter be sued upon & revived or other wise duly made to appear, and further abide by and comply with any order or decree that may hereafter be made by the Court having jurisdiction of Said estate and pay over as ordered by Said Court the amount so named by her of Said executors then this obligation to be made null and void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.  Elizabeth HAYNIE  T.J. HAYNIE  J.H. HAYNIE  Witness WT HAYNIE  J.T. COCKRILL

 

State of Tennessee County of Tipton} Personally appeared…W.T. HAYNIE and JT COCKRILL subscribing witnesses…they are acquainted with Elizabeth HAYNIE and T.J. HAYNIE the bargainors…

Witness my hand at office this 19th day of April A.D. 1874  Richard S. BARRETT Clerk

 

State of Tennessee Tipton County} Personally appeared…J.L. HAYNIE…

 

Pg 507

 

Witness my hand this the 16th day of May 1874  R.S. BARRET Clerk

 

State of Tennessee County of Tipton} I Richard S. BARRET Clerk of the county court of said County certify that the obligors of the within bond are good and solvent for the penalty thereof.

Witness my hand and seal of office at office this 13th day of June 1874  Richrd S. BARRET Clerk

 

A true copy Attest BfC Smith Clk

 

Pg 508

 

Received of Henry C DENTON administrator of the estate of James W. DENTON deceased, Sixty four dollars and twelve cents, it being in full of my distributive share in the personal estate of said deceased in the hands of Said administrator on final settlement of Said estate This July 18th 1874  B.F. DENTON

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…B.F. DENTON…

Witness my hand, at office, this July 18th 1874.  B.f.C. Smith clerk &C By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Recd of Henry C Denton Administrator of the estate of James W. DENTON decd Sixty four dollars and twelve cents, it being in full of our distributive Share in the personal estate of said deceased in the hands of said administrator on final Settlement of said estate. This July 18th 1874.  R.W. POPE  M.V. POPE

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…R.W. POPE & M.V. POPE …And M.V. POPE wife of R.W. POPE having appeared before me privately and apart…

Witness my hand, at office, this July 18th 1874.  B.f.C. Smith clk &C By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Pg 509

 

Recd of Henry C Denton administrator of the estate of James W. DENTON decd Sixty four dollars and twelve cents it being in full of our distributive Share in the personal estate of said deceased in the hands of said administrator on final Settlement of said estate. This July 18th 1874.  N.C. POPE  F.H. POPE

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…N.C. POPE & F.A. POPE…And also F.A. POPE wife of the said N.C. POPE having appeared before me privately and apart…

Witness BfC Smith Clerk of said Court, at office, this July 18th 1874.  B.f.C. Smith, Clk By J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 510

 

Received of Henry C DENTON administrator of the estate of James W. DENTON, decd. one hundred & ninety two dollars & 36 cents in full of our distributive Share in the personal estate of said deceased in the hands of said administrator on final Settlement of said estate. This July, 18th 1874.  B.R. POPE  M.W. POPE

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared… B.R. POPE & M.W. POPE …And M.W. POPE wife of said B.R. POPE having appeared before me privately and apart…

Witness my hand, at office, July 18th 1874.  B.f.C. Smith clk By J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Jo. H. BAIRD et als vs: Frank AGEE et als} Received, July 27th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Two Hundred & Forty one dollars & 87 cents in full of the share or interest of P.A.HALL, L.C. HALL, D.J. HALL & Parmelea J. NEWBILL as assignees of their interest in the first land note due, and arriseing from the sale of the real estate of John HALL Deceased sold and distributed under a decree of the Smith County Court – See Minute Book K page 359  Josiah H. BAIRD Assignee of P.A. HALL, L.C. HALL D.J. HALL & P.J. NEWBILL

 

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Received of Henry C DENTON Administrator of the estate of James W. DENTON Deceased, one hundred & ninety two dollars & 36 cents in full of my distributive Share in the personal estate of said deceased in the hands of said administrator on final Settlement of said estate. This July, 18th 1874.  James DENTON

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…James DENTON …

Witness my hand, at office, July 18th 1874.  B.f.C. Smith clk By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Received of Henry C. Denton Administrator of the estate of James W. DENTON, deceased, Ninety Six dollars & 18 cents in full of my distributive Share in the personal estate of said deceased, in the hands of said Administrator on final Settlement of said estate. This July, 18th 1874.  Peggy (her x mark) HASTING  Attest E.W. TURNER

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Peggy HASTING …

Witness my hand, at office, July 18th 1874.  B.f.C. Smith clk By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

Pg 512

 

Received of Henry C. DENTON, Administrator of the estate of James W. DENTON, deceased, Ninety Six dollars & 18 cents the distributive Share in full of the personal estate of said dsed, of David TYREE & wife Jamima in the hands of said Administrator upon final Settlement I being the purchaser of said interest. This July, 18th 1874.  R.W. POPE

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…R.W. POPE…

Witness my hand, at office, July 18th 1874.  B.f.C. Smith, clk By J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 513

 

Know all men by these presents that I Gemima TYREE wife of D.A. TYREE Jr. have a fee simple interest in the estate of James W. DENTON, Decd, both in his real and personal estate, the land lying in Smith County, Tennessee containing about four hundred acres more or less and bounded as follows, to wit; On the North by Emily DENTON, Hannah WOOTEN, and John P. CARTER: on the East by Hannah WOOTEN and George WAGGONER: on the South by J.D. BRADLEY, C.W. WEST and H.H. STALLINGS: on the West by H.H. STALLINGS and R.W. POPE.

Now for and in consideration of a certain piece of land this day conveyed to me by R.W. POPE for which I agree to pay him five hundred dollars is known and described as follows to wit; bounded on the west by Calvin POPE, North by J.V. TAYLOR East by W.B. WOOTEN, on the South by W.H. TYREE. Now for the consideration of the above piece of land valued at five hundred dollars which the said R.W. POPE has this day transferred to me, I have this day bargained and Sold and do hereby Transfer to R.W. POPE his heirs and assigns forever all my interest in both the real and personal estate of James W. DENTON, deceased, and Sixty five dollars in cash, that the said R.W. POPE his heirs and assigns to have and to hold the same forever, and I do hereby covenant with the said RW POPE that I have a good right to convey the said Interest in said estate and the said interest is unencumbered, I furthermore covenant and bind myself my heirs and my representatives to warrant and defend the title to RW POPE his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever

And if my interest in the said James W. DENTON’s decd estate with the said Sixty five dollars I have this day paid to R.W. POPE over pays the five hundred dollars mentioned above he is to pay the remainder over to me, and if the said estate and money above mentioned fails to pay R.W. POPE his five hundred dollars the remainder is due when the facts is ascertained and I bind myself to pay the same over to him

I said D.A. TYREE hereby joins in this deed this Oct 18th 1873

Witness my signature this signed and delivered in the presence of John P. CARTER  Joseph BRADLEY  Oct 18th 1873

 

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State of Tennessee Smith County} To John P. CARTER Esq

You are hereby authorized and empowered to take the acknowledgement & examination of Gemima TYREE wife of D.A. TYREE privately and apart…

 

Witness BfC Smith clerk of the County Court of said County, this October 11th 1873.  B.f.C. Smith, clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Gemima TYREE wife of D.A. TYREE having personally appeared…

Witness my hand and seal this 18th day October 1873  John P. CARTER, J.P. for Smith County

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John P. CARTER & Joseph BRADLEY subscribing witnesses…they are acquainted with the bargainor D.A. TYREE Jr….

Witness my hand at office this October 20th 1873  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} I J.M. Fisher Deputy Clerk of the County Court of said County hereby  certify that the foregoing is a true & perfect copy of the original.  July 22nd 1874.  J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 515

 

RB NOLEN and others Exparte}

Received of BFC Smith Clerk and commissioner in the above case, four hundred and thirty five dollars and eighty five cents in full of my distributive Share arising from the Sale of the lands of my said father Stephen NOLEN desc the above cause under decree of Smith County Court the same being received in land as one of the purchases as Shown in the record of the case. This July 30th 1874 James N. (his x mark) NOLEN  Ack July 30th 1874  J.M.F.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing receptor…

Witness my hand, at office, July 30th 1874.  B.f.C. Smith, Clk By J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 516

 

RB NOLEN & others Exparte}

Received of BFC Smith Clerk & commissioner in the above cause, four hundred and twenty dollars and eighty two cents in full of my distributive Share arising from the sale of the lands of my deceased father Stephen NOLEN under decrees of the Smith County Court in the above case I having received the same in land being one of the purchases as Shown in the record This July 30th 1874 Elizabeth B. (her x mark) BAUGH  Ack July 30th 1874  J.M.F.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing receptor…privately and apart from her husband…

Witness my hand, at office, July, 30th 1874.  B.f.C. Smith, Clk By J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

Pg 517

 

RB NOLEN & others Exparte} O. Bill to Sell lands

Received of BFC Smith Clerk & com in this case four hundred and thirty five dollars and eighty two cents in full of my distributive Share arising from the Sale of the lands of my deceased father Stephen NOLEN deceased, under decrees of the Smith County Court in the above cause. I receiving the same in land being one of the purchaseres as Shown in the record of the case. This July 30th 1874 Thomas (his x mark) NOLEN  Ack July 30th 1874  J.M.F.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Thomas NOLEN…

Witness my hand, at office, this July 30th 1874.  B.f.C. Smith, Clk &C By J.M. Fisher Deputy Clerk

 

R.B. NOLEN & others Exparte} O. Bill to Sell land

Received of BFC Smith Clerk & com in this case four hundred and five dollars and twenty Seven cents in full of my distributive Share arising from the Sale of the lands of my father Stephen NOLEN deceased, under decrees of the Smith County Court in the above cause. I received the same in land, being one of the joint purchasers as Shown in the record of the case. This July 30th 1874 Nancy (his x mark) HALE  Ack July 30th 1874  J.M.F.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…Nancy HALE…privately and apart from her husband…

Witness my hand, at office, this July 30th 1874.  B.f.C. Smith, Clk By J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

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RB NOLEN & others Exparte}

Received of B.F.C. Smith Clerk & com of Smith County Court, two hundred and Sixty nine dollars & two cents in full of my distributive Share arising from the Sale of the lands of my father Stephen NOLEN deceased, also the amount due me as purchaser of Part of the Share of BF NOLEN under decrees of the Smith County Court in the above cause, the above is received by giving me credit on my land note I being the purchaser of some of Said lands at the judicial Sale thereof as Shown in the records of the case. This July 30th 1874 John N.(his x mark) NOLEN  Ack July 30th 1874  J.M.F.

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…John N. NOLEN…

Witness my hand, at office, this July 30th 1874.  B.f.C. Smith, Clerk By J.M. Fisher, D.C.

 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     We James H. ANGEL & Martha Tennessee ANGEL his wife who is a daughter of William D. CARDWELL deceased have this day received of G.W. & S.H. CARDWELL the Administrators of the estate of Leonard H. CARDWELL deceased, Eight hundred dollars on the distributive Share of said Martha Tennessee in said estate of said Leonard H. CARDWELL  Martha T (her x mark) ANGEL  James H.(his x mark) ANGEL

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…James H. ANGEL…And Martha T. ANGEL wife of the said James H. ANGEL…privately and apart from her husband…

Witness BfC Smith clerk of the County Court, at office this 4th day of August 1874  B.f.C. Smith, clerk By J.M. Fisher D.C.

 

A TRUE Copy  J.M. Fisher DC

 

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Know all men by these presents that R.T. MARLOW & Rebecca Frances MARLOW of Gibson in the County of Ford & state of Illinois, have made constituted and appointed and by these presents do make constitute and appoint W.N. SUITE of Smith County in the state of Tennessee, their true and lawful attorney for them and in their names places and stead to receive and receipt for all moneys of right belonging to them out of and from the estate of John SUITE deceased and to do all and everything necessary to be done by or for them, the said R.T. MARLOW & Rebecca Frances MARLOW in the Settlement of the said estate and in securing and forwarding to them the said R.T. MARLOW and Rebecca Frances MARLOW, all moneys and proceeds of said estate belonging to them. Hereby giving and granting unto W.N. SUITE, their said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act & thing whatsoever required and necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and purposes as they might or could do if personally present: with full power of substitution and revocation, hereby ratifying all that their said Attorney W.N. SUITE or his Substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

In witness they have hereunto set their hands and seals, the twenty Second day of May AD 1874  R.T. MARLOW  Rebecca Frances MARLOW

 

State of Illinois Ford County} Personally appeared…R.T. MARLOW…And also Rebecca Frances MARLOW wife of the said R.T. MARLOW having appeared before me privately and apart…

Witness my hand & notarial seal this 28th day of May 1874  C.H. Yeomans notary public

 

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State of Illinois Ford County} I, H.P. Beach Judge…do hereby certify that C.H. Yeomans…was at the time of taking such acknowledgement a notary Public…In testimony I have hereunto set my hand this 30th day of May 1874  Hugh P. Beach Judge of the County Court of Ford Co Ill.

 

State of Illinois Ford County} SS

I Martin Dunlap Clerk…do hereby certify that Hugh P. Beach…was at the time of making such certificate acting Judge of the County Court…

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County Court at my office in Paxton in said County this day of June AD 1874  Merton Dunlop clerk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} I, B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of the aforesaid County hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true and complete copy of Power of Attorney & certificate duly signed & sealed.

Witness my hand at office August 7th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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R.B. NOLEN Exparte} Received of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of Smith County Court & Commissioner in the above case Three Hundred & Eighty two dollars & 13 cents being the amount of Allen NOLENs share or interest in the estate of Stephen NOLEN Dec the same being a part payment on the notes of James NOLEN executed for the land sold in this case, and said amount is to be credited on said notes.

This August 11th 1874  Allen Y NOLEN By R.B. NOLEN Attorney in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…R.B. NOLEN Attorney in fact for Allen Y NOLEN…Witness my hand at office this August 11th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

Received Aug 12th 1874, of Calvin POPE Administrator of W.B. & Elizabeth DENTON Dec Five dollars & fifty cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of said Deceedents arising from the sale of the personal estate of said decedents.  D.W. DENTON

 

Acknowledged before me this August 12th 1874  BfC Smith clk

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…DW DENTON…

Given under my hand at office Aug 12th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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W.N. SUITE Exparte} Received, August 14th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of Smith County and Commissioner in the above case Thirty two dollars & 46 cents – less tax for 1874 26 cts and recording Power of Attorney $1.75 & recording recpt $1.00 in full of the distributive share of Rebecca F. MARLOW in the estate of John SUITE Dec arising from the sale of the real estate of said decd, or in the amount of the collected proceeds of said sale sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  Rebecca F. MARLOW  R.T. MARLOW By W.N. SUITE Attorney in fact

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…W.N.SUITE…

Witness my hand at office this August 14th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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William S. McCLELLAN vs: Wade M KEMP et als} O Bill to Sell Land

Received, August 17th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case, Ten dollars & 55 cents in full of my distributive Share of the proceeds of the sale of the lands sold in the above case, I being a daughter of Jane McCORMACK a daughter of William & Nancy THOMAS decd sold and distributed under a decree of Smith County Court in the above case. $10.55  J.W. McCORMACK  Test W.S. McCLELLAN

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…J.W. McCORMACK personally identified by W.S. McCLELLAN…

Witness my hand at office this August 17th 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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Josiah H. BAIRD vs Frank AGEE et als}

Received, August 20th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County & Commissioner in said cause, Six dollars & 47 cents in full of my distributive share in the estate of John HALL dec, arising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased being the first land note --------, sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court pronounced in the above case.  Manera  P. AGEE

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing receptor…privately & apart from her said husband…

Witness my hand at office this 20th August 1874  B.f.C. Smith Clk

 

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T.J. ARMSTEAD et als vs Joseph MINTON et als}

Received of BfC Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County & Commissioner in the above case, in our note executed for the land sold in this case five Hundred dollars being one half of said note according to the decree of the County Court pronounced in this case See Minute Book K page 185.  T.J. ARMISTAD  JM ARMISTAD By TJ ARMISTAD  Test B.J. VADEN

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing Receiptor…

Witness my hand at office August 29th 1874  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

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Estate Stephen NOLEN Decd

Received, August 29th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court & Commissioner in the above case Two Hundred and Forty dollars & 11 cents in full of my distributive share of the estate of Stephen NOLEN Decd arriseing from the sale of the land belonging to said estate. Sold & distributed under the decree of Smith County Court pronounced in the above case  $240  R.B. NOLEN

 

Received of B.f.C. Smith Clerk & Commissioner of the Smith County Court Forty five dollars amount allowed me as Administrator of the estate of Stephen NOLEN Decd as per decree of the Smith County Court pronounced in the above cause  This August 29th 1874  $45.00  R.B. NOLEN

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…RB NOLEN…

Witness my hand at office this Aug 29th 1874  BfC Smith clk

 

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Know all men by these presents: that we Thos McKEE and T.A. McKEE of Wilson County in the state of Tennessee, have made constituted and appointed and by these presents do make constitute and appoint S.R. McKEE of the County of Wilson and state of Tennessee our true & lawful Atty irrevocable for us and in our name, place and stead, hereby annulling and revoking all former powers of Atty or authorization whatsoever in the premises to sign our names as his securities to any bond or other instrument of writing that it may be necessary for him to sign or make in the County Court of Smith County in the state of Tennessee as guardian of William BEASLEY and Laura BEASLEY (minors) and citizens of Smith County in the State of Tennessee and we do give and grant to said Atty full power and authority to do and perform all and any act and thing whatsoever, requisite & necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and purposes or might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof: and we do hereby ratify and confirm all that our Atty may or lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. In witness hereof we hereunto set our hands and seals this Aug. 1st day 1874.  Thos McKEE  T.A. McKEE  M.F. McKEE  RC ROSE Witnesses

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} I, B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court of said County hereby certify that the foregoing is a true & complete copy of Power of Atty on file in my office

Witness my hand at office in Carthage This Aug 1874  B.f.C.Smith Clk

 

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S.B. CHAMBERS et als VS Hosey CARMON et als}

Received, September 5th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court & Commissioner in the above case Two Hundred & fifty Nine dollars & 36 cts, less cost of recording this recept $1.25 in full of my distributive share in the estate of William CHAMBERS Dec, arising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold & distributed under the decree of the Smith County Court in the above case.  Elizabeth KEY  L.W. KEY

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing receiptors…And also personally appeared Elizabeth KEY wife of L.W. KEY separately & apart…

Witness my hand at office this September 5th 1874  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

Pg 530

 

S.B. CHAMBERS et als VS: Hosey CARMON et als}

Received, September 5th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the Smith County Court and Commissioner in the above case Two Hundred & fifty nine dollars & 36 cents in full of my distributive in the estate of William CHAMBERS Dec, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased, sold and distributed under the decree of Smith County Court in the above case, less $1.25 for recording Receipt  Mary A. TUNSTALL  CH TUNSTALL

 

State of Tennessee Smith County} Personally appeared…the foregoing bargainors…And also personally appeared before me Mary A. TUNSTALL wife of Chas. H. TUNSTALL privately & apart…

Witness my hand at office this September 5th 1874  B.f.C. Smith clk

 

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S.B. CHAMBERS et als VS: Hosey CARMON et als}

Received September 7th 1874, of B.f.C. Smith Clerk of the County Court and commissioner in the above case Two Hundred & fifty nine dollars & 36 cents in full of my distributive in the estate of William CHAMBERS dec, arrising from the sale of the real estate of said deceased sold and distributed under the order of the Smith County Court in the above case.  B.F. CHAMBERS