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Grimes County Probate, Volume 2A

 

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Film #1006264, Item 2
1852-1855

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Page 4; John F. MARTIN Estate; O. H. P. Hill acting admin.; Dec 1852
Page 6; Obedience HADLEY Estate; D. P. Hadley admin.; Dec 1852
Page 8; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; Dec 1852
Page 10; Joshua HADLEY Estate; J. V. McGuffin Dec 1852
Page 28; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; Jan 1853
Page 28; John F. MARTIN Estate; Jan 1853
Page 29; Joshua HADLEY Estate; J. V. McGuffin; Jan 1853
Page 32; William T. FLOYD Heirs; J. V. McGuffin guard.; Jan 1853
Page 32; Obedience HADLEY Estate; D. P. Hadley admin.; Jan 1853
Page 33; Joshua HADLEY Heirs; J. V. McGuffin Guard.; Jan 1853
Page 43; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; Feb 1853
Page 44; John F. MARTIN Estate; O. H. P. Hill admin; Feb 1853
Page 45; Joshua HADLEY Estate; J. V. McGuffin admin; Feb 1853
Page 48; Obedience HADLEY Estate; D. P. Hadley; Feb 1853
Page 49; Obedience HADLEY Estate; D. P. Hadley; Feb 1853
Page 56; Obedience HADLEY Estate; D. P. Hadley Petition for Partition; Mar 1853
Page 63; Obedience HADLEY Estate; Mar 1853
Page 66; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; Mar 1853
Page 67; Joshua HADLEY Estate; Mar 1853
Page 67; John F. MARTIN Estate; Mar 1853
Page 69; John F. MARTIN Estate; Carolina Hill, O. H. P. Hill admin.; Apr 1853
Page 69; John F. MARTIN Estate; Carolina Hill, O. H. P. Hill admin.; Apr 1853
Page 76; Joshua HADLEY Estate; Apr 1853
Page 79; Obedience HADLEY Estate; D. P. Hadley; Apr 1853
Page 83; Z. WILSON minors; David Byrns; Apr 1853
Page 84; Z. WILSON minors; Calvin Wright Petitioner; Apr 1853
Page 89; G. H. HADLEY minor; H. F. HADLEY minor; D. P. Hadley guard.; May 1853
Page 90; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; J. Lawrence admin; 31 May 1853
Page 91; John F. MARTIN Estate; O. H. P. Hill & wife guardians; May 1853
Page 107; John F. MARTIN heirs; O. H. P. Hill; Jun 1853
Page 112; John F. MARTIN Estate; O. H. P. Hill admin.; Jun 1853
Page 115; Obedience HADLEY Estate; D. P. Hadley admin.; Jun 1853
Page 117; John F. MARTIN Heirs; O. H. P. Hill; Jun 1853
Page 120; Grantham H. HADLEY minor; D. P. Hadley Guard.; Jun 1853
Page 120; John F. MARTIN Heirs; O. H. P. Hill Guard.; Jun 1853
Page 120; John F. MARTIN Estate; Carolina Hill admin.; Jun 1853
Pages 120-121; Obedience HADLEY Estate; D. P. Hadley admin.; Jun 1853
Page 123; Obedience HADLEY Estate; D. P. Hadley admin.; Jul 1853
Page 130; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; Jul 1853
Page 130; William MCGUFFIN Minors;Jesse Bookman Guard.; Jul 1853
Page 146; Obedience HADLEY Estate;D. P. Hadley admin; Aug 1853
Page 178; Joshua HADLEY Estate;Joyce V. McGuffin admin;Petition of A. Lacy for title to Land; Nov 1853
Page 186; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; Nov 1853
Page 202; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; Dec 1853
Page 203; Joshua HADLEY Estate; J. V. McGuffin, admin; Dec 1853
Page 216; Joshua HADLEY?; Jan 1854
Page 222; Joshua HADLEY Heirs; Joshua Hadley Estate; Jan 1854
Page 235; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; James Lawrence admin.; Feb 1854
Page 241; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; James Lawrence admin.; Mar 1854
Page 260; H. F. HADLEY minor; D. P. Hadley Guard.; Apr 1854
Page 261; J. F. MARTIN Estate; O. H. P. Hill admin.; Apr 1854
Page 262; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; James Lawrence admin.; Apr 1854
Page 275; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; James Lawrence admin.; May 1854
Page 282; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; James Lawrence admin.; Jun 1854
Page 291; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; James Lawrence admin.; Jul 1854
Page 302; Josh HADLEY Estate; J. V. McGuffin admin.; Jul 1854
Page 307; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; J. Lawrence admin.; Aug 1854
Page 313; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; J. Lawrence admin.; Sept 1854
Page 329; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; J. Lawrence admin.; Oct 1854
Page 346; Joshua HADLEY minor; Joice V. McGuffin guard.; Nov 1854
Page 350; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; J. Lawrence admin.; Nov 1854
Page 359; David B. FLOYD Estate; E. Floyd admin.; Dec 1854
Page 363; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; James Lawrence admin.; Dec 1854
Page 379; Joshua HADLEY Estate; Joyce V. McGuffin guard.; Jan 1855
Page 387; Joshua HADLEY Heirs; J. V. McGuffin guard.; Jan 1855
Page 387; W. S. FLOYD Heirs; J. V. McGuffin guard.; Jan 1855
Page 392; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; James Lawrence adm.; Jan 1855
Pages 394-395; D. B. FLOYD Estate; E. Floyd adm.; Jan 1855
Page 400; Joshua HADLEY Estate; Joyce V. McGuffin admin.; Jan 1855
Page 408; W. S. FLOYD; Joice V. McGuffin; Feb 1855
Page 419; David B. FLOYD Estate; Feb 1855
Page 421; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; James Lawrence; Feb 1855
Page 423; Joshua HADLEY Estate; Joyce V. McGuffin admr; Feb 1855
Page 439; David B. FLOYD Estate; E. Floyd Ext; Mar 1855
Page 455; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; James Lawrence; Mar 1855
Page 466; John F. MARTIN Heirs; O. H. P. Hill Guardian; Apr 1855
Page 467; John F. MARTIN Estate; O. H. P. Hill & wife admin; Apr 1855
Page 469; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; J. Lawrence admin; Apr 1855
Page 470; D. B. FLOYD Estate; E. Floyd; Apr 1855
Page 482; D. B. FLOYD Estate; E. Floyd; 28 May 1855
Page 487; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; J. Lawrence admin; 28 May 1855
Page 495; D. B. FLOYD Estate; E. Floyd Ext.; 27 Jun 1855
Page 498; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; J. Lawrence admin.; 27 Jun 1855
Page 507; D. B. FLOYD Estate; E. Floyd admin.; 27 Jun 1855
Page 514; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; J. Lawrence admin.; 30 Jul 1855
Page 521; William MCGUFFIN minor; Jesse Bookman guardian; 27 Aug 1855
Page 529; D. B. FLOYD Estate; E. Floyd Ext; Aug 1855
Page 534; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; James Lawrence Admin; Aug 1855
Page 536; Joice V. MCGUFFIN Estate; Petition by Elisha Floyd to probate will; Sept 1855
Page 538; Anthony D. K. HADLEY minor; O. H. P. Hill Petitioner; Sept 1855
Page 538; James V. FLOYD minor; E. Floyd; Sept 1855
Page 539; James V. FLOYD minor; E. Floyd; Sept 1855
Page 539; William HADLEY minor; D. P. Hadley petitioner; Sept 1855
Page 543; James V. FLOYD minor; Elisha Floyd guar'd; Sept 1855
Page 544; Samuel MCGUFFIN Estate; J. Lawrence Admin; Sept 1855
Page 548; David B. FLOYD Estate; Elisha Floyd Ex; Sept 1855
Page 551; D. B. FLOYD Estate; Elisha Floyd Ex; Sept 1855
Page 557; Anthony D. K. HADLEY, minor; O. H. P. Hill Guardian; Oct 1855
Pages 557-558; Joshua HADLEY heirs, minor; O. H. P. Hill Guardian; Oct 1855
Page 559; John F. MARTIN estate; Carolina Hill Admin; Oct 1855
Page 561; James V. FLOYD, minor by Elisha Floyd Guardian; Oct 1855
Page 564; Joyce V. MCGUFFIN Estate; Elisha Floyd Exr; Oct 1855
Page 570; Heirs of Joshua HADLEY; O. H. P. Hill Guardian; Nov 1855
Page 571; David B. FLOYD Estate; E. Floyd Executor; Nov 1855
Pages 572-573; John F. MARTIN estate; Caroline Hill Admr; Nov 1855
Page 577; Carolina HILL vs. Joshua HADLEY Heirs; Nov 1855
Page 581; Samuel MCGUFFIN; Nov 1855
Page 583; Heirs of Joshua HADLEY; P. Hill Guardian; Dec 1855
Page 595; John F. MARTIN estate; Caroline Hill Admr; Dec 1855
Page 598; Heirs of John F. MARTIN; O. H. P. Hill Guardian; Dec 1855

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Volume 2A

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Page 4

County Court December 1852
#13 John F. Martin Estate by O. H. P. Hill acting admin.
This day comes on to be heard the petition of O. H. P. and Carolina Hill his wife formerly Carolina Martin and widow of the said John F. Martin dec'd praying a partition of a half League of land lying in Grimes County the headright of Tandy H. Walker and of the Homestead two hundred acres in _____ ___ Jacks headright grants of a League between the said Carolina Hill and the minor heirs of said dec'd to wit: William A, Winston T., John F., and Margaret O. Martin. Whereupon it is ordered that the prayer of petitioners be granted and that Henry Fanthrop, S. W. Cautham, A. Buffinton, John Graves, and William Patrick and _____ ______ by appointed commissioners to partition said land setting apart one half in value thereof to the said Carolina Hill and the other half to the minor Heirs aforesaid.

Furthur ordered that James Lawrence, Esq be and is hereby appointed Guardian ad litem to represent the minor heirs in said division.


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County Court December 1852
#25 Obedience Hadley Estate by D. P. Hadley admin.
Inventory & appraisement of said estate sworn to, prayed for petition of partition & distribution of said estate. There are no debts due and ____ by said estate. It is ordered distributors, Carolina Hill, Grantham H. & Henry F. Hadley be cited to appear at the next term of court and show cause why the prayer of Petitioner should not be granted and said partition had among the heirs of aforesaid and the said D. P. Hadley petitioners.


Page 8

County Court December 1852
#1 Samuel McGuffin Estate.
No business cont.


Page 10

County Court December 1853 [should have read 1852]
#10 Joshua Hadley Estate by J. V. McGuffin.
No business cont.


Page 28

County Court January 1853
Samuel McGuffin Estate.
No business cont.


Page 28

County Court January 1853
John F. Martin Estate.
No business cont.


Page 29

County Court January 1853
Joshua Hadley Estate by J. V. McGuffin.
No business cont.


Page 32

County Court January 1853
William T. Floyd Heirs by J. V. McGuffin Guard.
Presented annual exhibit and accounting current for said year of wards for the year 1852. Examined, approved, recorded.


Page 32

County Court January 1853
#25 Obedience Hadley Estate by D. P. Hadley admin.
Asking for partition and commissioners to be appointed cont. next term.


Page 33

County Court January 1853
Joshua, W. B. & P. D. Hadley minors by J. V. McGuffin Guard.
Annual report or exhibit and account approved and recorded.


Page 43

County Court February 1853
#1 Samuel McGuffin Estate.
No business, cont.


Page 44

County Court February 1853
#3 John F. Martin Estate by O. H. P. Hill admin.
Reports not ready for partition cont.


Page 45

County Court February 1853
#9 Joshua Hadley Estate by J. V. McGuffin admin.
No business continued.


Page 48

County Court February 1853
#29 Obedience Hadley by D. P. Hadley.
Petition for partition continued.


Page 49

County Court February 1853
#29 Obedience Hadley by D. P. Hadley.
Petition for partition continued.


Page 56

County Court March 1853
#53 Obedience Hadley Estate by D. P. Hadley[Irregular numbering].
This day came on to be heard and determined the petition of D. P. Hadley praying for a partition and distribution of the negro property belonging to the Estate of Obedience Hadley deceased. Whereupon it was ordered and decreed by the court that James Scott, James Bennett, M. T. Kennard, S. S. Mooring, and Reuben W. Bennett be appointed commissioners to partition the negro property belonging to said estate equitably among the following named Heirs to wit: Carolina Hill, D. P. Hadley, Henry F. Hadley a minor and Grantham H. Hadley _____ con___.

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Minutes? and report their accounts to this court within the time presented by law.

Furthur ordered that John R. Kennard be appointed guardian ad Letim to represent Henry F. Hadley.


Page 63

County Court March 1853
#23 Obedience Hadley Estate [Irregular numbering].
No business cont.


Page 66

County Court March 1853
#1 Samuel McGuffin Estate.
No business cont.


Page 67

County Court March 1853
#9 Joshua Hadley Estate.
No business cont.


Page 67

County Court March 1853
#3 John F. Martin Estate.
Petition for partition of estate, cont.


Page 69

County Court April 1853
#3 John F. Martin Estate by Carolina Hill, O. H. P. Hill admin.
This came said adminstration O. H. P. Hill and presented their final account with said Estate and vouchers with the same and a petition pray of discharge whereupon With? was examined approved and allowed by the court and said account ordered to be recorded. Furthur ordered that the clerk of this court be and he is hereby required to give the legal notice of said application for discharge. Furthur ordered that J. W. Barnes, John Graves, William Patrick, R. W. Bennett, and G. B. Black be and are hereby appointed to set apart to the said Carolina Hill (formerly Carolina Martin and widow of said dec'd) all the property to which she is entitled. Except the negro property. Say one half of the common property said one third lifes Estate in the separate lands and allow her the sum of one thousand three hundred and seventy 50/100 ($1370.50) Dollars out of the common property being the amount due her on final settlement of said estate. Furthur ordered that W. F. Case be appointed Guardian ad litian to represent minor heirs for same Estate in said Partition.


Page 76

County Court April 1853
Joshua Hadley Estate.
No business continued.


Page 79

County Court April 1853
#27 Obedience Haldey Estate by D. P. Hadley.
Petition to Partition estate, approved & continued till next term.


Page 83

County Court April 1853
#40 Z. Wilson minors by David Byrns guard.
David Byrns asks to be released as guardian for Z. Wilson minors.


Page 84

County Court April 1853
#44 Z. Wilson minor heirs by Calvin Wright Petitioner.
Calvin Wright petitions court to be appointed guardianship of minor heirs of Zacheus Wilson [G. Z. Wilson]. Minors not named.


Page 89

County Court May 1853
G. H. Hadley minor by D. P. Hadley guard.
Annual exhibit & condition of estate cont. next term.

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H. F. Hadley by D. P. Hadley guard.
Continued to next term of court for annual report.


Page 90

County Court 31 May 1853
#1 Samuel McGuffin Estate by J. Lawrence.
No business - continued until next term.


Page 91

County Court May term 1853
John F. Martin Estate by O. H. P. Hill & wife guardians.
Asking for partition of all effects of dec'd except the negro's Partition of property and discharged from the administration of estate. [Longer but this is gist of it]


Page 107

County Court June term 1853
#45 John F. Martin heirs by O. H. P. Hill.
This day came to be heard the petition of O. H. P. Hill praying that he be appointed Guardian of the persons and Estates of the minor heirs of John F. Martin dec'd and the Court being satisfied that the Legal Notice of said petitioner has been given and no person appearing and contesting the same It was ordered and decreed by the Court that the prayer of the Petitioner be granted and the said O. H. P. Hill be appointed guardian of the persons and estates of William A. Martin, Winston T., John F., and Margaret O. Martin minor heirs of John F. Martin dec'd by his giving the bond and making the oath required by law.


Page 112

County Court June term 1853
#3 John F. Martin Estate by O. H. P. Hill admin.
This day this case came on to be heard for receipt of the distribution in partition and the adminstrator failing to appear and present the same to court and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that there is no legal guardian for the minor heirs to said estate authorized to receive and receipt for the property belonging to said minors.

It is therefore ordered that this case be continued and the adminstration allowed until the next Term of this Court to obtain and file said receipts.


Page 115

County Court June term 1853
Obedience Hadley Estate by D. P. Hadley admin.
No business continued to next term.


Page 117

County Court June term 1853
John F. Martin heirs by O. H. P. Hill.
This day came O. H. P. Hill in pursuance of an order of the court made and extend on the first day of this term of court and entered into bond as Guardian of the minors and testates of the Minor heirs of said John F. Martin in the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars With J. W. Barnes and J. F. Terrell as sureties. Which bond was approved by the court and the said Hill took and subscribed the oath required by law as such Guardian and Therefore decreed by the Court that letters of guardianship issued to the said O. H. P. Hill upon the foresaid estate of William A. Martin, Winston T., John F., and Margaret O. Martin minor heirs of the said John F. Martin. Whereupon the corresponding letters.

Furthur ordered that J. W. Barnes, John Graves and William Patrick be and are hereby appointed appraisers to appraise the property belonging to said minors and make report of their acts as such within time prescribed by law.


Page 120

County Court June term 1853
John F. Martin Estate by Carolina Hill admin.
This day the receipts of the distributions of said estate was presented to the court and filed. Whereafter it was ordered that the adminstratrix upon said estate finally and fully discharged as order made and entered in the last term of this court in the matter of petition for final discharge of said adminstratrix.


Page 120

County Court June term 1853
# 39 Grantham H. Hadley minor by D. P. Hadley Guard.
Annual exhibit.


Page 120

County Court June term 1853
John F. Martin heirs by O. H. P. Hill Guard.
This day came said guardian & presented to court an inventory with appraisement of the property belonging to the minor heirs of John F. Martin dec'd. It being sworn to as the law requires. Was read by the court & ordered to be filed & recorded. [not exact wording]


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Page 120

County Court June term 1853
Obedience Hadley Estate by D. P. Hadley admin.
This day came said adminstrator and presented to the court a statement of facts for his final account with a petition praying

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that said adminstration be closed and that he be discharged from the same whereupon it was ordered by the court that said final statement be filed & recorded the same being sworn to and the ____ of said application for discharge be given.


Page 123

County Court July term 1853
#19 Obedience Hadley Estate by D. P. Hadley Admin.
This day came on to be heard and determined the petition of said D. P. Hadley praying for final discharge from and administration. Representing to the court that all the property belonging to said estate has been distributed and placed in the possession of the several distributees of said Estate. Whereupon it was ordered & decreed by the Court that the said D. P. Hadley be finally and fully discharged from the administration aforesaid upon his filling receipts of said distribution for their respective shares of said estate in this court and furthur upon the payment of all costs and court fees incurred by said adminstration and distribution.

Furthur ordered that John R. Kennard be allowed the sum of ten dollars for his services attorney and the furthur sum of ten dollars for services as guard ad Letin of H. F. Hadley and the sum of ten dollars for same service rendered G. H. Hadley in the partition of said estate.


Page 130

County Court July term 1853
Samuel McGuffin Estate.
No land sale continued next term.


Page 130

County Court July term 1853
#45 William McGuffin minor by Jesse Bookman Guard.
Annual exhibit & condition of estate.


Page 146

County Court August term 1853
# 19 Obedience Hadley Estate by D. P. Hadley admin.
This the admin aforesaid filed the receipts of the several heirs and distributions of said Estate for their respective portions of the same. Where upon it was ordered that said receipts be recorded and the administrator finally and fully discharged from said administration after paying all costs associated? accrued? in the same.


Page 178

County Court November term 1853
Joshua Hadley dec'd; Joyce V. McGuffin admin.
Petition of A. Lacy for Title to Land.
On this first day of the term comes on to be heard and considered the application of Alexander Lacy praying title from the adminstrator of the Estate of Joshua Hadley to one third of Eleven hundred and seven acres of land deeded to said estate by Edd McCown Executor of the last wife of James McCown dec'd Claimed by said Lacy under oath for services rendered in locating and securing patent for same, and the court having satisfied from the evidence exhibited of the justship of the said claim the administratix interparting no objection it is therefore considered ordered and decreed by the court that Joyce V. McGuffin admtrx of said Estate make a deed and convey to the said Alexder Lacy Three Hundred and Sixty nine acres of said tract of land, so deeded as if ____ said, having due required to quality.


Page 186

County Court November term 1853
#1 Samuel McGuffin Estate.
Annual exhibit, allowed further time to sell land.


Page 202

County Court December term 1853
#1 Samuel McGuffin Estate.
Petition for agreement made with John C. Edwards in relation to the homestead of dec'd. Also order to have Negro Man Lewis belonging to the minor heirs of said dec'd for the year 1854. Authorization is give to hire Lewis for year 1854. Further ordered that the contract made of said administrator with John C. Edward as to rent of the term be and is herey approved [shortened].


Page 203

County Court December term 1853
#5 Joshua Hadley Estate by J. V. McGuffin.
This day came on to be heard and acted upon the petition of Alex. Lacy praying the appointment of Commissioners to partition and divide Eleven hundred and seven acres of land Deeded to said estate by the executors of James McCowan dec'd lying in Kaufman County as per decree of this court made and entered at the last November term thereof. Where upon it is considered by the Court adjudged and decreed that Wm. Reed, James McCarty and Adam Sullivan be and are hereby appointed Commissioners to partition and divide Eleven Hundred and Seven acres of Land laying in Kaufman County said deeded to estate of Joshua Hadley Dec'd by the executors of James McCowan dec'd in two Equitable shares of the following property to wit setting apart one equitable third of said tract to Alexander Lacy and remaining two thirds to the heirs of Joshua Hadley dec'd making Plat and field notes of each share.


Page 216

County Court January term 1854
Petition to sell 10 acres, 24 acres and 64 acres of land to pay debts [longer]. Permission granted.


Page 222

County Court January term 1854
#50 Heirs Joshua Hadley & Hadley Estate by Joice McGuffin.
#5 No business & cont. on estate.
#50 Heirs Annual exhibit and condition of estate.


Page 235

County Court February term 1854
#1 Samuel McGuffin by James Lawrence admin.
No business. Continued.


Page 241

County Court March term 1854
#1 Samuel McGuffin by James Lawrence admin.
Sale of land & Land Certificate etc.


Page 260

County Court April term 1854
H. F. Hadley minor by D. P. Hadley guardian.
This day comes on to be heard the petition of Denny P. Hadley praying that he be discharged from his trust of guardian of this person and property of the said Henry F. Hadley and the said guardian having presented to the court his final account & exhibit of the condition of the said Ward estate and the same being sworn to as correct was examined with accompanying vouchers allowed and ordered to be recorded. And it the Court being satisfied that the said Henry F. had arrived at the age of twenty one years and he the said Henry F. appearing in open court and acknowledging the receipt and possession of all his property from his said guardian. It was considered by the court ordered and decreed that said guardian be fully and finally discharged from his bond as the guardian of his said Ward the said Henry F. Hadley upon the payment of $22.44 the balance in cash due said Ward and the court fees therein extended.


Page 261

County Court April term 1854
J. F. Martin Estate by O. H. P. Hill.
Amns. made showing of the condition of the estate, prayed for continuance. Order to be recorded and continued . . . .

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John F. Martin Heirs by O. P. Hill guard.
Made his annual exhibit and accounts of condition of his said Wards Estates being sworn, vouchers etc.


Page 262

County Court April term 1854
#1 Samuel McGuffin Estate by James Lawrence admin.
No business case continued.


Page 275

County Court May term 1854
#1 Samuel McGuffin Estate by James Lawrence admin.
No business case continued.


Page 282

County Court June term 1854
#1 Samuel McGuffin Estate by James Lawrence admin.
No business case continued.


Page 291

County Court 31 July 1854
Samuel McGuffin Estate by James Lawrence admin.
No business case continued.


Page 302

County Court July term 1854
#5 Joshua Hadley Estate by J. V. McGuffin admin.
This day Commissioners Wm. Rayl?, Lat.? McCurley & Adam Sullivan appointed to partition and divide a tract of land in the County of Kaufman between the Heirs of said Hadley and A. Lacey presented to the court their report of said division which is examined and approved by the court. And further decreed that the admx is hereby ordered to execute the corresponding letters to said A. Lacy. Court adjourned.


Page 307

County Court August term 1854
#1 Samuel McGuffin by J. Lawrence.
No business continued.


Page 313

County Court September term 1854
#1 Samuel McGuffin by J. Lawrence.
No business continued till next term.


Page 329

County Court October term 1854
#1 Samuel McGuffin by J. Lawrence.
No business continued untill next term.


Page 346

County Court November term 1854
#5 Joshua Hadley minor by Joice V. McGuffin guard.
A petition asking the court permission to sell 500 acres of land. Said tract of land it all being part of the headright League of Land lying east of the Huntsville Road granted to Joshua Hadley deceased. Joice McGuffin & E. Floyd testified the farm would not provide enough support to educate Joshua Hadley, deaf mute [more but this is the basic].


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County Court November term 1854
# 1 Samuel McGuffin Estate by J. Lawrence admin.
This day the administrator made an additional exhibit showing the condition of the estate, which being sworn to was ordered filed and to be recorded.


Page 359

County Court December term 1854
# 82 David B. Floyd Estate by E. Floyd
This day came on this case to be heard when Joice V. McGuffin, Mary E. McGuffin, and James Floyd personally appeared in open court as witnesses and proved the noncupative will of David B. Floyd deceased, which will being submitted to writing was sworn to by said witnesses so required by law - and admitted to probate and ordered to be recorded. Further ordered that E. Floyd be appointed administrator with the will annexed of said estate, the legal notice having been given and the said Mother of dec'd Joice V. McGuffin having in open court waived her legal right to the same whereupon appeared the said E. Floyd and gave bond in the sum of six thousand dollars with H. H. Boggess and W. J. Chandler as securities. Bond approved and ordered to record, and letter to issue, where upon corresponding letters issued.


Page 363

County Court December term 1854
#1 Samuel McGuffin Estate by James Lawrence admin.
Came to ask court to hire negro man Lervis [Lewis?] Case continued to report of hire.


Page 379

County Court January term 1855
#50 Joshua Hadley Estate by Joyce V. McGuffin Admin.
This day the admx returned a account of the sale of 300 acres of land, said sale made in conformity of a decree of this court, for the education of Joshua Hadley, a deaf - mute minor of said dec'd, and she having qualified to the same and the court being satisfied that said land had sold for a fair valuation, it being appraised at $2.00 and having sold for $2.15 cents per acre and being furthur satisfied that the sale was conducted with the requirements of the law, Be it therefore re____ and decreed & ordered to the said adminstrators ordered to make title to H. Brigance, the purchaser, he complying with the requirements of the law as much and provided no such cases by Commissioners appointed by this court which report is hereby approved and ordered recorded.


Page 387

County Court January term 1855
#50 Joshua Hadley heirs by J. V. McGuffin Guard.
This day the guardian filed her annual exhibit and account current showing the condition of estate of said minors, which being sworn to is approved and ordered to be recorded.


Page 387

County Court January term 1855
#49 W. S. Floyd heirs by J. V. McGuffin Guard.
Guardian have postponement till next term of court to exhibit annual inventory.


Page 392

County Court January term 1855
#1 Samuel McGuffin by James Lawrence adm.
No business continued to next term.


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Page 394

County Court January term 1855
#82 D. B. Floyd Estate by E. Floyd adm.
Inventory presented asks the court for appointment of commissioners to appraise & divide the estate of D. B. Floyd dec'd his interest also in his fathers estate W. T. Floyd.
Joyce V. McGuffin a life time interest in said estate of 1/3 and to James V. Floyd full brother was to haveequal shares of fathers estate W. T. Floyd. Now divide to wit: one half to full brother James V. Floyd & the other to his half brother Joshua Hadley all of Grimes County. Said property consisting of the following slaves.
Betty a woman 70 years old
Emily a woman 24 years old
Nathaniel boy 6 years old
Mineken? a woman 20 years old
Glarter a boy 4 years old

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Martha a girl 2 years old
Squire a boy 6 months old
Also ordered Land, cotton & cattle be sold and set aside for payment of debts. (Combining W. T. & D. B. Floyd estates according to the will of David Floyd)
Court adjoined till 9 AM Saturday morning.


Page 400

January Term 1855
Joshua Hadley Estate by Joyce V. McGuffin admit.
The administratrix having filed petition in which she prays that her last exhibit be received as the final account - and that notice for discharge by given - ordered that prayer be granted that exhibit be received as prayed for she filing at next term of court such additional exhibit as maybe necessary - Further ordered that the legal notice for discharge be given - Court adjourned after minutes read.


Page 408

February Term 1855
#49 W. S. Floyd by Joice V. McGuffin
This estate having been brought under the administration of Elisha Floyd, exr of D. B. Floyd dec'd, it is ordered and continued until said executorship be closed.


Page 419

February Term 1855
#82 D. B. Floyd Estate.
A report and guardian approval ad letim recorded.


Page 421

February Term 1855
#1 Samuel McGuffin Estate by James Lawrence.
No business - continued.


Page 423

February Term 1855
#50 Joshua Hadley Estate by Joyce V. McGuffin admr.
The adminstratrix having heretofore filed her final account with accompaning vouchers duly sworn to and prayed for a discharge from such adminstratrix and it appearing to the Satisfaction of the court that the legal notice of said applications for discharge had been given and no one appearing to contest this. The Court proceeded to examine Said account amount with vouchers and being satisfied with the sums same ordered that be approved and confirmed and recorded. Furthur ordered that the Adminstratrix be and she is hereby fully and finally discharged from her bond.


Page 439

March Term 1855
David B. Floyd Estate by E. Floyd ext.
This day this case came to be heard where upon the petition of the Executor filed at a former term of this court, it is ordered and decreed that Executor be authorized and required to sell the Hayes? Land Certificate belonging to said decedent, in connection with the estate of his dec'd father, and also the cattle belonging to said estate of D. B. Floyd dec'd ____ credit of twelve months giving the legal notice thereof and sells the same at the late residence of said decedent. Furthur ordered that at the same time and same place he and authorized & required to sell the cotton belonging to said estate for cash giving notice in like manner and complying in all respects with the law - regulating such sales. Court adjourned till 9AM Wednesday morning March 28th.


Page 455

March Term 1855
#1 Samuel McGuffin Estate by James Lawrence.
Case came to be heard no business, ordered continued.


Page 466

April Term 1855
John F. Martin Heirs, O. H. P. Hill Guardian.
Made annual exhibit, account showing condition of estate. Recorded.


Page 467

April Term 1855
#96 John F. Martin Estate by O. H. P. Hill & wife admin.
The adms this day made an annual exhibit and Statement showing the condition of said estate, which having been sworn to was examined with accompaning vouchers approved and ordered to be recorded. Furthur ordered that this case stand continued for result of lawsuit now pending in the district court of said county.


Page 469

April Term 1855
#1 Samuel McGuffin Estate by J. Lawrence admin.
No business continued till next court term.


Page 470

April Term 1855
#82 D. B. Floyd Estate by E. Floyd.
Case continued until Land certificate and account of sale returned.


Page 482

28 May 1855
#82 D. B. Floyd Estate by E. Floyd.
As ordered by March term of court. Sale of land certificate of 1280 acres, 776 lbs. of cotton. Appears sold to Samuel Gowen.


Page 487

28 May 1855
#1 Samuel McGuffin Estate by J. Lawrence admin.
No business to be heard so continued until next court term.


Page 495

27 Jun 1855
D. B. Floyd Estate by E. Floyd Ext.
No business continued till next term of court.


Page 498

27 Jun 1855
Samuel McGuffin Estate by J. Lawrence admin.
The case having no business was continued until the next term of the court.


Page 514

30 July 1855
Samuel McGuffin Estate #1 by J. Lawrence admin.
This day this case came to be heard and no business appearing therein it was ordered continued until the next term of this court.


Page 521

27 August 1855
William McGuffin minor by Jesse Bookman Guardian.
Made annual exhibit showing condition of said wards estate and qualified recorded.


Page 529

August Term 1855
D. B. Floyd Estate by E. Floyd Ex #87.
Case ordered continued until the next term of this court for report of Commissioners.


Page 534

August Term 1855
Samuel McGuffin Estate by James Lawrence admin #1.
This day no business appearing so ordered continued until next term of court.


Page 536

September Term 1855
Joice V. McGuffin Estate by Elisha Floyd.
Petition to Probate Will #108. This day came on to be heard and acted upon the petition of Elisha Floyd praying that he be permitted to have the last Will & testament of Joice V. McGuffin probated, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the legal notice of said application had been given and no person appearing to contest the same it was considered, ordered and decreed by the court that the prayer of the petitioner be granted and said will probated. Whereupon came & personally appeared in open court W. E. Kennard one of the subscribing witnesses to said Will and took and subscribed to the oath as necessary, and required by law to from the same. Where upon it was ordered that said Will be recorded by the Clerk. Furthured ordered that Letters of Executorship issued to said Floyd and took & subscribed to oath of office and corresponding letters were issued the will exempting him from bond. Furthur ordered that M. L. Kennard, John P. Roan, and J. W. Jenkins be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of said estate and required with the assistence of the executor to make a complete list and inventory of all the property belonging to the same, and make appraisement thereof and return to this Court in Sixty Days.


Page 538

September Term 1855
Anthony D. K. Hadley minor by O. H. P. Hill Petitioner.
A Petition for guardianship. Three thousand dollar bond with E. Floyd and D. P. Hadley sureties. Further ordered Jas R. Bennett, R. W. Bennett, & J. W. Jenkins be hereby appointed appraisers and required to make a complete list & inventory of all the property belonging to said minor and appraise the same and make return thereof to this court in sixty days. [Longer but this is gist of the order vhw].


Page 538

September Term 1855
James V. Floyd minor by E. Floyd.
Same text as found on page 539 listed immediately below.


Page 539

September Term 1855
James V. Floyd minor by E. Floyd.
On this day personally appeared in open court James F. Floyd a minor heir of William T. Floyd & Joice V. McGuffin dec'd and being over the age of fourteen years, chose Elisha Floyd Guardian of his person and property and the court approving the choice it is ordered that letters issue upon the giving the necessary bond and taking the oath of office. Where upon appeared the said E. Floyd and entered into bond in the sum of six thousand dollars with O. H. P. Hill and D. P. Hadley as sureties which bond was approved by the court, and ordered to be recorded and letters issued.


Page 539

September Term 1855
William Hadley minor by D. P. Hadley petitioner.
D. P. Hadley asks for guardianship of William. Guardianship approved with $3,000 bond. O. H. P. Hill and E. Floyd as sureties.


Page 543

September Term 1855
James V. Floyd minor by Elisha Floyd guar'd.
Upon the petition of E. Floyd quar'd of James V. Floyd and Joshua Hadley, a deaf mute, praying for the partition and distribution of a certain negro woman Emily, belonging to the estate of their late mother Joyce V. McGuffin Decd. It is ordered that the Prayer of the petitioner be granted and that said negro be partitioned as prayed for to James V. Floyd be set apart three fourthes interest in said negro woman, and to Joshua Hadley the remaining one fourth interest. Furthur ordered that J. W. Jenkins, Jno. P. Roan, W. E. Kennard, M. L. Kennard & H. Brigance be and they are hereby appointed commissions and required to appraise said negro and partition as above designated. Hereby authorizing said guardian to take said negro at the assessed value made by the commissioners for either of his said wards by paying the other his portion.


Page 544

September Term 1855
Saml. McGuffin Estate by J. Lawrence Admin.
This day this case came on to be heard and no business appearing therin it was ordered continued until the [next?] term of court.


Page 548

September Term 1855
David B. Floyd Estate by Elisha Floyd Ex.
Commissioners reappointed and a report of debts due in 60 days.


Page 551

September Term 1855
D. B. Floyd Estate by Elisha Floyd Ex.
On the petition of the executor, E. Floyd, it is ordered and decreed that orders made at the May term of this court, authorizing the ____ to fill the blank assignment to a certificate for 1280 acres of land sold by him, in conforming to a previous order of the court, be so amended, as to region the said executor to made to Samuel McGowan the furthur a good & sufficient transfer, ritht and title to said certificate for 1280 acres of land - named and referred to in said ____ of court. No furthur business appearing Court adjourned. Minutes read and approved? - Deputy Clerk.


Page 557

October Term 1855
Anthony D. K. Hadley minor by O. H. P. Hill guardian.
O. H. P. Hill the guardian of said minor returned an inventory and appraisement of all the property belonging to the estate of Joshua Hadley Dec'd father of said minor, which estate is now to be distributed among several heirs and distributions of the same. and the inventory and appraisement having been sworn to as required by law. It is ordered to be received and recorded by the clerk.


Pages 557-558

Page 557

October Term 1855
Joshua Hadley heirs by O. H. P. Hill et al, guardian.
Upon the petition of O. H. P. Hill et al, in which all of the heirs join as are represented by their legal guardians to wit Carolina Hill, Grantham H. Hadley, Denny P. Hadley, Henry F. Hadley, Joshua H. Hadley, William B. Hadley, and Anthony D. K. Hadley praying a partition and distribution of the estate of Joshua Hadley dec'd in accordance with the division of the will of said dec'd (the widow of said deceased having died) It is ordered that said petition be filed and recorded by clerk. It is further ordered and decreed that said partition and distribution be made as prayed for in said petition. Further ordered and decreed that James Bennett, R. W. Bennett, J. W. Jenkins, S. M. Garban and Jno. P. Roan be and they are hereby appointed commissioners of partition and required to partition the whole of the estate contained in the inventory to which reference is here made in the following manner. Viz.

First discharging the debt of $546.45 due Joyce V. McGuffin on her final settlement as admx of said estate, as follows, to wit:
To Anthony D. K. Hadley, and Wm. B. Hadley each the sum of

Page 558

$177.20 1/3 with interest which makes the amount due each $194.92, and the sum total of $389.84 which will leave a balance of $156.61 to be paid to E. Floyd Executor of said Joyce V. McGuffin Dec'd equally by the several heirs before named, or the sum of $22.37 2/3 each.

Then set apart out of the general estate the sum of $177.20 1/3 to the minor Joshua H. Hadley - and the further sum to each Joshua H. Hadley and William B. Hadley and Anthony D. K. Hadley $562.50 for their support and education, and to Joshua Hadley set apart the notes of H. Brigance for $645.00 in part payment of his allowance, then add the $177.20 1/3 to the $562.50 allowed, will leave the sum of $94.70 to be paid him out of the estate before distribution - Then charge the heirs with the following advances made them by the Testator, as follows, as per original inventory & appraisement To Wit: D. P. Hadley in land, the sum of $500.00
D. P. Hadley negro girl $350.00 Total $850.00

Carolina Martin (now Hill) negro girl $270.00
G. H. Hadley, Land $160.00
Henry F. Hadley Land $500.00
" " " Negro Bob $300.00 $800.00

Then taking these advances into consideration they will proceed to divide said estate so as to make the several heirs before named equal, share and share alike, and said Commissioners are hereby authorized if necessary to call to their assistance a competent surveyer to assist in making the division of the lands, and are required to report to this court within 60 days - Further ordered that G. R. A. Whiting be & is hereby appointed ad litem to represent the minor heirs in said petition and distribution.


Page 559

October Term 1855
John F. Martin Estate by Caroline Hill Admintx
On this day admintx. filed her final exhibit, and prays for a distribution of the residue of said estate consisting of negro property, and prays a discharge. Ordered that the legal notice be given by publication in the Central Texican.


Page 561

October Term 1855
James V. Floyd Minor by Elisha Floyd guardian.
Petition for distribution of negro woman Emily. The said Emily is decreed to be property of said James V. Floyd as the only surviving heir of his father Wm. T. Floyd dec'd whose separate property said negro was.


Page 564

October Term 1855
108: Joyce V. McGuffin Estate by Elisha Floyd Exr.
The Executor this day made returns and filed in court an inventory and appraisement of all the property belonging to the estate of his testator. Which having sworn to as the court requires is received by the court and ordered to be recorded by the clerk.


Page 570

November term of Court 1855
Joshua Hadley heirs by O. H. P. Hill et all guardians
This day the Commissioners of partition made their report in writing & they have qualified to the same, & it having the written approval of the guardian ad ? is approved by the Court and ordered to be recorded. Further ordered that the charges (page 571)made by the Commissioners & Guardian ad litium be allowed five dollars per day for eight day services. Further ordered that the parties who are oweing the other heirs be allowed twelve months to make payment by giving notes with legal interest, if required. Further ordered that each one of the heirs and distributees pay equal portions of expenses incured in the partition of said estate.


Page 571

November term 1855
David B. Floyd Estate Elisha Floyd Ex'r
This is carried over from July term about property in Fayette County.


Page 572

County Court November Term 1855
John F. Martin Estate by E. Carolina Hill Admx
This day this case comes on to be heard, and the court being satisfied that the legal notice for discharge had been given and no person appearing to contest the same the court proceeded to examine the final account with accompaning evidences and vouchers, all of which are allowed and approved by the court, and said final account ordered to be recorded - Further ordered that the administratrix be discharged on filing the receipts of the distrubutees - It is further ordered upon the petition of the administratrix that a partition and distribution of the negro property belonging to said estate be had & the other property having been previously distributed among the following heirs named in said final account & petition for distribution. To Wit:
Carolina Hill (formerly Martin)
William A. Martin
Winston T. Martin
John F. Martin &
Margaret O. Martin
All residents of Grimes County Texas, and the first being the widow of said dec'd and the four last children and heirs of said decedent - Said partition to be made as follows, to wit: first allowing and praying Carolina Hill the admx the same (sum?) of $572.40 the amount due her as is shown per final account, then set apart to her one half of the community negroes (if any) and one third life interest in the separate negro property belonging to said estate, and the remainder of said estate to be set apart to the four last heirs above named, the said property consisting of the following negroes to wit:

Page 573

Thed? about 38 years old
Alley about 49 years old
Hamp about 26 years old
Peggy about 47 years old
Gap about 22 years old
Haram about 18 years old
Sam about 15 years old
Jerry about 13 years old
Anney about 11 years old
Levy about 9 years old
Viney about 8 years old
Berry about 6 years old
Shed about 4 1/2 years old
Mary about 18 years old
Mariah about 14 years old
Tron about 11 years old
Harriett about 8 years old
Jane about 5 years old
It is ordered and decreed by this court, being governed by a decisiion of the Supreme Court of this State (see Chappell Vs. McIndzies?)that the increase of the negroe's is not community property but they separate property by the deceased from where individuals property such income has been made, and the commissioners will so reguard them in the partition and not as community property as rendered in said Final Exhibit. Further ordered that Isaac Parks, J. M. Baines, J. W. Terrell, William Patrick, and John H. Owen be & they are hereby appointed commissioners of partition and distribution and required to divide and partition said estate among the heirs - dependents before named and in manner and form of the foregoing decrees of this court & report their actions to this court within sixty days. Further ordered that E. B. Roble? be appointed guardian ad Litem to represent the minors in said partition.


Page 577

November term 1855
Carolina Hill vs. Joshua Hadley heirs.
This day Carolina Hill one of the heirs of Joshua Hadley dec'd filed her remmitance to the report of the commisioners of distribution and praying the court to set aside and annul the same - On examining the pleas set up by the party complaining, the court is of the opinion that the commissioners erred in this, in going outside of the estate to make their distribution, neither they nor this court have the power to compel an heir (without their consent) to pay the others a sum of money out of their own private means, and in this case the court is of the opinion that this error might have been avoided, at least the ? Need not have been so great as to cause complaint or prove offensive to any, and the companant in this case having been condammed? to pay $505.14 3/4. It is adjudged and decreed by the court that said distribution and report be set aside and declared null & void -
Further ordered that the decrees of approval and confirmation made on the first day of the present term of this court be and the same is hereby revoked, Further ordered that the same commisioners who were appointed at the Oct term of this court be and they are hereby reappointed & are required to act in conformity with the decree of notification formerly made in said estate, and under the writ of that court then opinion -


Page 581

November term 1855
Samuel McGuffin; James Lawrence adm. Oath taken.


Page 583

31 December 1855
Joshua Hadley heirs O. H. P. Hill guardian
Order approving sale of Joshua's headright @ $5.00 acres; 318 3/4 acres $1593.75. Guardian for A. D. K. Hadley ordered to sell land on a 12 months loan & mortgage.
Also added to the above order is for each heir & their guardians be advised of conveyence of property for which each has a share.


Page 595

31 December 1855
John F. Martin Estate by Carolina Hill adm.
This day came on to be heard the report of the commissioners of partition and they having qualified to the same and said report having the written approval of the guardian ad liteum? is approved and confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded. And the Administrators having filed the receipt the Guardian of the minor heirs of said decedent for the property allotted to them, and the court being satisfied that all of said estate has been distributed, she is hereby fully and finally discharged from said administration.


Page 598

Grimes County Court December Term 1855
John F. Martin heirs by O. H. P. Hill guardian.
The guardian this day made return of Inventory with the appraisement of commisioners of partition and having qualified to the same, It is received by the court and ordered to be recorded.

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