Matagorda County, Texas Will Records
Volume A

December 21, 1827 - August 21, 1894
 


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NAME
 

BOOK PAGES
 

IMAGE #S
 

Baer, Gottlieb

A-273-275

145-146

Beckley, Henry A.

A-116-118

067-068

Bedford, Mary, Mrs.

A-260-268

139-143

Bedford, Thomas

A-141-143

079-080

Bell, Bennett

A-070-071

042

Blackburn, Edward M.

A-148-151

083-084

Boyer, George

A-106-107

062

Bradford, Fanny

A-166-168

092-093

Bridges, Rhoda E.

A-139-141

078-079

Bullard, Charles A.

A-052-053

033

Bumstead, Edward D. G.

A-058-060
A-071-073

036-037
042-043

Carter, John W.

A-063-064

038-039

Chambers, Jane E.

A-099-100

057-058

Chinn, Robert H., Dr.

A-154-156

086-087

Clauder, Jacob

A-275-281

146-150

Clouder, Philip

A-102-103

059

Cogburn, J. D.

A-114-116

066-067

Curtis, Hinton

A-041-042

026-027

Davis, Howell Tatum

A-093-095

053-054

Deitrich, Nancy

A-049-050

031-032

Dinsmore, Silas

A-040-041

026

Downer, Daniel

A-196-198

107-108

Duke, Jane M.

A-038-039

025

Edwards, Hannah R.

A-073-075

043-044

Eidlebach, Elizabeth, Mrs.

A-239-242

128-130

Elliott, George

A-104-106

061-062

Fatheree, Obadiah

A-032-033

022

Fisher, S. Rhoads

A-012-017

011-013

Fisher, Samuel W.

A-174-177

096-097

Freeman, Catharine

A-163-165

090-091

Gervais, Peggy

A-078-079

046

Gervais, Sinclair D.

A-010-012
A-017-021

010-011
014-016

Gibson, Felix F.

A-081-084

047-049

Gibson, Henry

A-107-109

062-063

Gibson, Mary

A-088-092

051-053

Gove, H. P.

A-194-196

106-107

Harvey, Elizabeth

A-219-222

118-120

Hayes, Rudolph

A-206-210

112-114

Hefford, Joseph T.

A-085-088

049-051

Hillard, Caroline E.

A-118-121

068-069

Hodges, Amelia

A-214-219

116-118

Hodges, Galen

A-234-239

126-128

Huttner, John Frederick, Dr.

A-181-185

099-101

Ingram, Ira

A-002-006
A-008-009

005 also
009

Ingram, Mary S.

A-168-171

093-094

Ingram, Seth

A-079-081

046-047

Jack, Spencer H.

A-006-007

008-009

James, Phinehas

A-132-135

075-076

Jamison, Harriet B.

A-171-173

094-095

Jamison, Thomas

A-158-159

088

Johnson, J. J. B.

A-228-230

123-124

Jones, A. B.

A-242-244

130-131

Jones, Albert C.

A-143-146

080-082

Jones, George D.

A-146-147

082

Jones, John H.

A-122-124

070-071

Jones, John H.

A-135-136

076-077

Jones, John H., Sr.

A-136-139

077-078

Kendrick, Burwell

A-069-070

041-042

Kenner, G. R.

A-060

037

Lawson, John A.

A-084-085

049

Long, Elizabeth

A-029-032

020-022

Lowery, James

A-037-038

024-025

Ludington, Robert

A-092-093

053

Ludlow, Isreal L.

A-042-047

027-029

Mahavier, Annie M., Mrs.

A-255-260

136-139

Mangum, Joseph

A-230-234

124-126

Marden, John Mortimer

A-035-037

023-024

McNeel, P. S.

A-165-166

091-092

Mitchell, Henry B.

A-128-129

073

Murray, John

A-268-271

143-144

Norton, James

A-050-052

032-033

Partain, Nancy, Mrs.

A-253-255

135-136

Peareson, Philip Edward

A-062-063

038

Phillips, Isham

A-027-029

019-020

Pledger, Sarah

A-212-214

115-116

Plunkett, John

A-245-247

131-132

Powell, Samuel G.

A-156-158

087-088

Quick, Jacob & Catharine

A-061-062

037-038

Rainey, James G.

A-271-272

144-145

Raymond, Samuel

A-147-148

082-083

Reese, Charles K.

A-100-102

058-059

Robbins, Frederick W.

A-177-178

097-098

Roberts, Steven

A-210-212

114-115

Royall, Richard Royster

A-015-016

012

Rugeley, Elizabeth C.

A-121-122

069-070

Rugeley, John W.

A-112-114

065-066

Rugeley, Rowland

A-185-189

101-103

Russell, William

A-159-161

088-090

Sale, Edmond N.

A-021-024

016-018

Savage, Norman

A-198-201

108-109

Seardon, Frank [Seerden]

A-250-253

134-135

Selkirk, James H.

A-109-112

063-065

Sharp, John C. C.

A-065-069

039-041

Sharp. Cyrus R.

A-007-009

008-009

Sheppard, Abraham

A-075-078

044-046

Sheppard, Abram

A-124-127

071-073

Silsbe, Albert

A-056-057

035

Stanley, Wright

A-001-002

004

Stewart, Minna J.

A-247-249

132-134

Straus, Jacob

A-189-194

103-106

Thomas, Enoch M.

A-201-203

109-110

Thompson, Elbert A.

A-057-058

035-036

Thorp, Elizabeth A.

A-178-181

098-099

Thorp, John L.

A-151-152

084-084

Tilley, Adaline V.

A-039-040

025-026

VanDorn, Isaac

A-095-097

054-056

VanDorn, Moses M.

A-161-163

090

Vanslyke, Martha C.

A-152-154

084-086

Waldmann, Charles J.

A-129-132

073-075

Waldmann, Francis/Franz

A-053-056

033-035

Warren, Maria Louisa, Mrs.

A-222-228

120-123

White, Elizabeth E.

A-173-174

095-096

Wightman, E. R.

A-025-027

018-019

Wilkins, Jane

A-047-049

029-031

Williams, Edward

A-097-099

056-057

Williams, Robert H.

A-203-206

110-112

Woodford, Mary

A-033-035

022-023


 


Will of Albert Silsbe

Written in letter form to his brother, Archilaus Silsbe

 

“Aduana Maritima de Matagorda.”   [Maritime Customs in Matagorda]

 

Dear Brother, I now take the opportunity to inform you that I am well at present and hoping that these few lines will find you enjoying the same. War is in our Land. I am now in the fort and town of Goliad which we took from Spaniards two months ago. There is now some discontent in the fort at this time. Our officers, our Commander in Chief at San Antonio has listened to some false reports about our captain and has sent an order for him to deliver up his commission and fort to another—which with a unanimous voice every person in the fort said no we have appointed our own Capt. and we will serve under no other. The fort now I am afraid is a going to be forsaken. There is about eighty persons in the fort at this time. There is other towns and fortifications further in the Interior, that our Capt. is a going to pay them a visit, the first is San Patricia, the next Matamoras, a town of twelve thousand inhabitants, which we are a going to march for the former in a few days, which we will take without much loss I think, for if there is much loss it will be all, for there is but twenty seven of us that volunteered to go. Out Capt. is one of the most determined men you ever saw. He knows not fear. He is determined to take Matam. With what he has got if he can not get any more on the way. We will not get any more than ten or fifteen at most. I have left my business with Moses Morrison and have given him directions about it. I think it is worth your attention. I will leave it to you and Howard equal, I would advise you to come here any how but you will find some inconveniences as well here as other places—sickness for one the first year and some perhaps the second.—Dear friends I think our expedition very dangerous the undertaking will be gone through with or death will be our fate undoubtedly, for to be taken prisoners will be death for we have no reason to look for quaters from there therefore it is victory or death.
 

Dear friends, perhaps these will be the last lines that you will ever hear from me. I am one of the sentinels tonight and it is very cold, piercing cold, and I got permission between towers to be absent and in a great hurry I wrote these lines not knowing that I should ever have another chance to send, there is a man starts tomorrow morning for Brassoria or near that place. Dear parents and all surviving friends, I am obliged to bid you farewell, for time will not permit me to say more. If it would I could write more than this paper could hold.

Nov. 23rd 1835                                          A. Silsbe

 

Directed on back. [to]

Archilaus Silsbe.

Wayne, Steuben Co. N. Y.

 

NOTE: When the “will” was recorded in Matagorda County 1852, there was a notation that Albert Silsbe died in Texas in 1839.

 

[Signer of the Goliad Declaration of Independence]

 


Will of Wright Stanley

State of Tennessee Davidson County

Know by all men by these presents that I, Wright Stanley of Williamson County and state above mentioned, in consideration of the national [natural] love and affection which I have and bear into my beloved nephews and nieces to wit. Washington Cayce & his four brothers, Shedrick, Henry, Fleming and John and his or their Sisters, Mary Ann, Jane and Sarah Cayce all of which are the children of Hannah Cayce and for other good causes and considerations to me that said Wright Stanley hereunto moving have given, granted and confirmed and  by these presents do give grant and confirm unto the said Washington, Shedrick, Henry, Fleming, John, Mary Ann, Jane and Sarah Cayce, all and singular my right and in trust in and to ascertain parcel or lot of Negroes to wit Violet, a Negro woman about 45, Horam twelve, and Neal ten, Isabel six, Charlotte three years old all of said Negroes which they have, now in possession and the above described Negroes was left to their mother during her life by their Grandfather Martin Stanley and then to descend to the within described children their life time, estate of the said Hannah Cayce being sold to the highest bidder and I the said Wright Stanley having become the purchaser to give and behoove unto the said Washington, Shedrick, Henry, Fleming, John, Mary Ann, Jane and Sarah Cayce their heirs Executors or administrators and assigns for ever my in trust [terest] and to the above described Negroes in testimony whereof I bind myself, my heirs, Executors and administrators and assigns in testimony whereof I have here unto Set my hand and seal this the 21st day of December 1827.

Wright Stanley

Test
James H. Tucker
John W. Hodge

State of Tennessee Davidson Circuit Court

November Term 1829

This Deed of Gift from Wright Stanley to Washington Cayce, Shadrach Cayce, Henry, Fleming, John, Mary Ann, Jane and Sarah Cayce was proved in open court to be the act and deed of said Stanley by the oaths of James H. Tucker & John W. Hodge the subscribing witnesses thereto and order to be certified in Testimony whereof I, Jacob McGavock, Clerk of said Court hereunto to set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at Office and Nashville, this 22nd Day of December A. D. 1829.

Jacob McGavock

State of Tennessee to wit.

I Thomas Stuart one of the Judges of the circuit Courts for and the judge now presiding in the Davidson Circuit Court, the State of Tennessee do certify that Jacob McGavock who has given the above attestation is Clerk of the Davidson Circuit Court that full faith and credit is due to his Official acts that his said attestation is in due form Given under my hand this 23rd Day of December 1829.

Thomas Stuart.

Registered in this office August 9th 1837.

Thomas M. Dennis, Clerk of Probate
 

 

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