John McCann, 1834 -- Estate

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Source: Transcribed from a microfilm copy from the Sumner County Archives
LAWSUIT #13138

Probate of John McCann estate
To The Worshipful County Court of Sumner County } now Sitting

Your petitioner John J. Franklin Adm of John McCann Dec'd would began to represent unto your worship that his in testate departed this life on the 5th of October 1831 leaving as his legal representative and his nine children five of whom are lawful age the other four are minors - Your petitioner would further show unto your worship that the whole amount of said intestate estate will not be more than Eight hundred dollars including three Negroes (to Wit) A woman aged 38 years and two children one two years the other 9 months old said Negroes are worth 350 or 400 $ equal to half the value of the estate Your worships will therefore see it will be unpopular for your petitioner to make distribution of Said estate amongst the minors unless Your Worships will grant him an order authorizing him to sell said Negroes it would be unpopular to separate the Children from their Mother you the premises consider your petitioner pray your worships to grant him an order to sell said Negroes to the highest bidder at public sale on a _? of nine or twelve months it is the wish of them that said Negroes be sold and in duty your petitioner will ever pray &e.
Jno J. Franklin Adms

Sworn to in open Court
November 17th 1831
A H Douglass Clerk

An Inventory of the Estate of John McCann
8 head of horses - 4 beds furniture bedsteads - 6 setting chairs - kitchen furniture - 1 wagon - 15 bushels wheat - 6 sacks fodder - 650 ft. of plank - 1 dining table - 1 desk - 1 mans saddle - 1 set knives forks - 1 set table & tea spoons - 6 or 8 lbs. wool - 1 rifle gun - John J. Franklin , Administrator

Sale of the Property of John McCann, desc. on this the 2nd of December 1831
1 set mason tools - Isaac C. Douglass - $00.81
1 Mason hammer - John Franklin -$00.50
1 lot of tools - George Epperson - 1.25
Auguring chisel - James Stratton Jr. -.37
pair wedges - Thomas A Baker - .62
bunch of planes - Sam'l McCann - 1.00
lot of tools - John Franklin - 1.57
lot of old iron - Thomas A. Baker - .82 1/4
1 single tree - Thomas A. Baker-1.57
1 pair scalars - Enoch Lappets 1.81 1/4
shoemaker books - John Hooper - 1.00
box & contents - Thomas A. Baker - .50
1 spade - Isaac C. Douglass - .75
adds & irons - John Franklin _ .22
cards & C - James Turner - .18 1/4
screws - Israel Ambrose - .50
1 lot of tools - Thomas A. Baker - .75
1 coffee mill - Edward Latimer - .50
1 set bed irons - John Hooper - .87
1 drawing knife - Israel Ambrose - .25
1 crowbar - Thomas Baker - 2.00
1 pull acres - Layton Hunter - .23.3/4
1 pull acres - John Franklin - .25
1 pull acres - Israel Ambrose - .50
1 pull acres - Thomas J. Baker - .16 1/4
1 log chain - Miles Vincent - 2.15
1 dutch oven - Thomas J. Baker - .75
1 skillet - Joseph Curley - .21 1/4
1 pot & oven - Israel Ambrose - .75
1 pot - Miles Vincent - 1.25
1 weeding hoe - Miles Vincent - .43 3/4
2 weeding hoes - John Franklin - .12.1/2
loop saddle & etc. - Thomas J. Baker - .06 1/4
1 spinning wheel - Willie Hinson - 2.12
1 floss wheel - Joseph Curley - 5.00
1 cross cut saw - James Cartwright 5.12
pot rack & hooks - John Brown - 1.56 1/4B
1 clock pedestal
Robert Williams - .75
grind hone - Enoch Lapeter - .87
1 tub & churn - James Braham - .50
2 pails - John Booth - .75
1 crock - John Brown - .45
1 tray & contents - John Brown - 1.16 1/4
1 jug - John Brown - .51 1/4
1 coffee pot - James Turner - .12
1 tin bucket - John J. Franklin - .62
shovel & tong - John Leith - 1.50
1 pewter basin - Thomas Doxie - .25
1 man saddle - John Brown - 1.25
1 man saddle - John Brown - 7.57
1 plow - John Brown - 1.61 1/4
lines for plowing - Thomas Baker - 2.75
lines for plowing - Edmond Barrow - 1.57
lines for plowing - John Brown - 1.12
1 plow - John Brown - .37
1 crop scythe - Thomas A. Baker - 1.25
1 harness - John J. Franklin - .63
barrel of old iron - John J. Franklin - 2.12
1 bridle & martindale - John Curley - .68 3/4
2 bridles - John Brown - .50
Harness - John Franklin - 2.25
2 slays - John Franklin - 1.18 5/8
2 slays - John Franklin - 1.56 1/4
1 weaving loom - John Strode - 4.00
1 fish gig - Thomas Doxey - .16 1/4
1 scythe - Thomas A. Baker - 1.00
1 whit stone - Rob't Williams - .12
1 plane - John Brown - .25
tool chest - John Brown - .81 1/4
1 side saddle - John Strode - .13
1 half bushel - Layton Hunter - .37
1 bed furniture - Thomas Daniels - 5.48 3/4
1 bed furniture - John Hooper - 4.12
1 bed & coomulid - Cornelious Evans 3.07
bushel of wheat - Layton Hunter - 5.04
8 bushels of wheat 2 - John Franklin - 5.04
1 hogshead - John Brown - .25
1 hogshead - John Brown - .25
1 hogs head - Enoch Lapeter - .68 1/4
1 hogshead - John Franklin - .39
1 bag dried apples - John K. Taylor - .62
1970 lbs. seed cotton - John Franklin - 50.78
cup & plates - Sam'l McCann - .50
lot table plates - James Barrow - .50
Cups & saucers - William Rutherford - .37
5 tumblers & pitcher - Wm Rutherford 1.00
bottles - John Brown - .59
1 bed stead - William A. Weaver - 8.25
1 bed stead - Archibald Shipper - 8.10
2 blankets - Henry Booth - 4.57
1 blanket & sheet - Henry Booth - 2.25
1 blanket - Sarah Simon - 2.00
1 blanket - Polly Rule - 5.00
1 blanket - William Hunter - 1.66 1/4
1 slice teal leather - William Hunter - 1.00
1 lot leather - Rob't Williams - .75
1 side leather - Rob't Williams - 1.35
1 looking glass - Rob't Williams - 1.06 1/4
parcel wool - Thomas J. Woodson - 5.06
1 bunch feathers - William Woodson - .05
1 desk - James Brown - 1.50
1 sugar bob - Isaiah Barret - 51 1/4
coffee & C - Thomas Doxie - .75
1 trunk & contents - John Hooper - .31 1/4
3 books -John Turner - .25
1 dining table - James Tisdale - 2.25
Cherry plank - Seth B. Mckain - 1.95 3/4
Ash plank - John Brown - .65
1 Negro woman & child - Wm Ricecert - 218.00
1 Negro child - Wm Ricecert - 115.00
land per acre $2.00 - John Gwin - ______
1 wagon - John Brown - 33.00
1 grey mare - John McCann Jr. - 16.00
1 black mare - Samuel Lane - 7.00
1 colt - Thomas A. Baker - 6.12
1 bay colt - Thomas A. Baker - 8.12
1 brown horse - William McCann - 17.10
1 bay mare - Thomas Woodson - 31.10
1 bay mare - John H. Taylor - 42.00
1 parcel floss - Isaiah Barnett - .81 1/4
1 red heifer John Brown - 6.12
1 steer - John Brown - 8.18 1/4
1 cow - Zachariah Green Jr. - 6.50
1 white cow - John J. Franklin - 8.25
1 bobtail cow - Thomas A. Baker - 6.50
1 spotted steer - John Brown - 10.06 1/4
3 1st choice hogs - Joel Daughtry - 13.75
3 2nd hogs - Joel Daughtry - 12.12
3 3rd hogs - Joel Daughtry - 10.12
3 4th hogs - Joel Daughtry - 9.26 1/4
3 5th hogs - Joel Daughtry - 7.50
11 sheep - L.T. Green - 8.50
1 kettle - John Franklin - .35
1 barrel of oats - James Stratton Jr. - 2.31 1/4
1 barrel - John Brown - .25
1 barrel sour croat - John Brown - .12
1 small barrel - John Brown - .15
1 lard strainer - John Brown - .46 1/4
tar & etc. - John Brown - .18 3/4
10 barrels of corn - Sam'l Wallis - 7.50
10 bls corn 2nd lot - Fredrick Matthews - 6.50
10 bls corn 3rd lot - Jerry Perry - 6.85 3/4
10 bls corn 4th lot - T. Matthews - 7.00
10 bls corn 5th lot - John Gwin - 7.00
10 bls corn 6th lot - Edmond Barrow - 7.18 3/4
10 bls corn 7th lot - E. Barrow - 7.18 3/4
10 bls corn 8th lot - James Turner - 7.37
offal corn - John Gwin - 1.50
Shucks - John Gwin - .50
6 sitting chairs - James Stratton Jr. - 2.56 1/4
1 bottle ink - John Franklin - .18 3/4
1 sifter - John Stratton Jr. - .50
1 slate - John Franklin - 18
1 bottle - James Barrow - 18 3/4
1 pair scissors - John Strode - .25
1 ruller stick - John Strode - .25
2 brushes - J.R. Franklin - .25
1 kitten - James Barrow - .25
1 leather apron - John Gwin - .87
1 small tub of meal - Thomas Doxie - .12
1 bell & collar - Edmond Barrow - .16 1/4
1 lot chickens - William House - .50
fodder 1st - John Gwin - 3.00
fodder 2nd - Jerry Perry - 3.00
fodder 3rd - Jerry Perry - 2.62
fodder 4th - James Turner - 1.12
fodder 5th - Henry Daughtry - 2.31 1/4
fodder 6th - James turner - 2.51 1/4
fodder 7th - J. Perry - .81 1/4
1 lot plunder - Edmond Barrow - .50

John J. Franklin Administrator
Estate of John McCann, deceased

FINAL JUDGEMENT of ESTATE PROBATE for JOHN McCANN, deceased ~~~~ 1834

Pursuant to an order of Court, the honorably James Kirby appointing commissioner to settle with John J. Franklin adm" of John McCann, deceased. We herein name as hereinafter Substitute Adm" for such time as required for assigns and all others from the estate charge all as appointed. The clerks certificate of the amount of sales of the sum of $951.87
The Adm" produced evidence thereof that
he is entitled to credit of $560.31
for clerks services- 42.00
making the sum of - 602.31
what takes from the above leaves sum
in the hand of the amount of $349.56

Charles Walker
John N. Taylor



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