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Early Probate Records
Estate of Absalom H. Chivers, deceased.
|Petition of James Joyce for letters of administration on estate of
Abslum H. Chivers. 27 October 1856. Advertised 13 Nov. 1856.
Relinquishment of her right to administer on the estate of her deceased husband by Eleanor Chivers. 22 November 1856. Filed 24 November 1856.
Bond of James Joyce, admr; $10,000. Sureties: Larkin H. Chivers, M. T. Brinson, and John Akers. Approved 24 Nov. 1856.
Inventory and appraisal made 24 Nov. 1856 by William H. Hall, J. Tracey Morehead, and Hiram Granberry. Included were carpenter tools; turning tools; lathe; sundries on mantle; wheat fan; books; sole leather; one negro man Dabney; one negro girl Hannah: one negro woman Martha and two children; 320 acres land; livestock; household articles; farm equipment. Total value: $7068.55. Filed 29 December 1856.
Petition of administrator to sell perishable property. [No date]
Petition of Jas. Joyce, admr, to make an allowance for the years support of widow and family. Included: 500 bushels corn; 75 bushels wheat; 2000 lb pork. Filed 18 Feb. 1857.
Additional inventory returned 24 April 1857 by Wm W. Hall and Hiram Granberry:
55 head stock cattle; 9 3-yr old stears; 3 yoke of stears; croos cut saw.
Filed 27 April 1857.
Petition of admr for final settlement and discharge.
Petition of Eleanor Chivers, widow of deceased, for partition of estate and appointment of guardian ad litum for minor heirs. She would show that "there is property both real and personal belonging to said Estate and that these four heirs that is entitled to a distributive shear of said Estate, to wit Joel W. Chivers, age 21 years; James L. Chivers, age about 19 years; Lafayett J. Chivers age about 8 years; and Sarah age about 5 years all resident citizen of County of Tarrant.... Said minors have no Legal Guardian." She asks that a guardian ad litem be appointed to represent them, and an order made to partition and distribute all of the property. Filed 28 Nov. 1859.
Writ of partition issued 3 Jan. 1860 to M. W. Deavenport, A. F. Leonard, and Sam Wiley to partition and distribute the estate. [The name of Jeff Estill was deleted by marking through.]
County Court Decree Partition. Issued 3 January 1860.
Report of commissioners that on 23 Feb. 1860 they proceeded to value. apportion, and distribute the property of the estate in the following order: 320 acres land patented to the heirs of A. H. Chivers Decd by virtue of his preemption certificate No. 113, issued by county court in and for Tarrant Co. in the year 1857. The south half of said survey with appurtenance we have allotted to the widow Eleanor Chivers the remainder of which we have given to the widow in lieu of Negroes.... [Also] one negro woman named Jane and child Mary; one negro Boy named George 3-years old [also] one note on Joel W. Chivers. We did further allot the following property to Joel W. Chivers ... one negro Man Dabner 28 years old.... For the use and benefit of Jas. L. Chivers... 1 Negro Boy Alexander 7 years old, 1 Negro girl Mahala 18 months old... Black Smith's tools. And to Lafayette J. Chivers, minor heir... 1 Negro Woman Martha 24 years.... And to Sarah Chivers a minor heir... 1 Negro girl Hester 8 years old, 1 Negro girl Julia 5 years old....
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