Abstract - Lawsuit #926, Sumner County TN. Loose Records
To William C. SIMPSON administrator of Richard E. JOHNSON, dec and Elizabeth RIPPY and her husband William RIPPY, Mary HEATH, and her husband Benjamin HEATH, and Robert JOHNSON, Martha JOHNSON, William A. JOHNSON, James JOHNSON, Jesse JOHNSON minor heirs of the said Richard E. JOHNSON dec.
You are hereby notified that I shall on the first Monday in October next apply to the county
court of Sumner for the purpose of having my dower in the real estate of my deceased husband
the said R. E. JOHNSON assigned and set apart to me in conformity with law in such cases.
Made and ______this 25th day of September 1865.
M. A. (Mary Ann) JOHNSON
W. C. SIMPSON Adm of R. C. JOHNSON dec'd
Mary Ann JOHNSON et al
In this cause under the order referring the same to me I would respond from the sworn statement of the administrator and his account of sales and inventory that the personal assets in his hands is amount to only thirteen dollars and fifteen cents ($13.15) and that the indebtedness against the intestate so far as ascertained amounts to three hundred and sixty seven dollars ($365.00) besides interest, which renders it absolutely necessary that the lands mentioned in the pleadings be sold to enable the administrator to pay the debts of this intestate. It will be necessary to sell all the lands of the intestate, subject to the widow's dower.
John L. Bugg, Clk.
By J. A. Trousdale, D. C.