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Early Probate Records

Estate of James L. Chivers, Deceased


Petition of James Joyce for letters of administration on the estate of James L. Chivers who died, without any will, owning land, negroes, and other property. Filed 22 December 1862.

Bond of James Joyce, adm'r; $4000. Sureties: L. H. Chivers and Hiram Granberry. Approved at February term 1863.

Inventory and appraisal made 12 March 1863 by Eli G. Harry [Harris], Hiram Granberry, and S. McWiley. Included: Black Boy Eleck, 9 years old; Black girl Mahala, 4 or 5 years old; one tract land containing 126 acres patented to J. L. Chivers Aug. 13, 1859. Filed March term 1859.

Buyers at sale held April 11, 1863 [torn into two parts]:
Eli Harris D. K. Tannehill L. H. Chivers
R. W. Allen T. Weems E. Chivers
Thos Higgins J. C. [I. C.] Weems M. M. Chivers
Thos Weems B. J. Foster Eleanor Chivers
Filed 27 April 1863.

Petition for sale of land and negroes. Filed 29 May 1865.

Petition for sale of land. Filed 29 Jan. 1866.

Final account of administrator. Filed 15 March 1866.
Credit by amount of property purchased by the widow [crossed out] M. M. Chivers at sale 1863. Paid taxes for 1862, 1863 to Laster. Paid taxes Confederate Lon 1864. State and Co. tax. Deposited with J. W. Smith CSA

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