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Estate of Elijah W. Ellis, Deceased


Petition of Luan B. Ellis, widow of Elijah W. Ellis, late of Tarrant County, for inventory and appraisement of the community property between herself and E. W. Ellis, deceased. She recites that Elijah W. Ellis died on the 6th day of this Inst. without making testamentary disposition of his Estates, leaving property within the jurisdiction of the Court. Filed 12 March 1868.

Order issued 12 March 1868 to L. L. Jopling, C. Wise, and W. D. Beall, requiring them to make out and return to the court a full and complete inventory of the community property belonging to the estate of E. W. Ellis and his surviving wife Luan B. Ellis together with a true valuation of the same.
Filed 12 March 1868.

Return of "An inventory of the property of Hannah Melphy Ellis Deceased as appraised by C. Wise and L. L. Joplin." Dated March 14, 1868: 1 feather Bed and Pillows 32lbs 16.00; 1 coverlaid 3.00; 1 Bed quilt 2.50; 2 pice up Quilts 3.00; 1 Table Cloth. 50; 1 Set Silver Spoon Tea 4.50; Total value, $29.50. Sworn before H. L. Brown, Deputy C. C. C. T. C. T.
Filed 30 March 1868.

Inventory and appraisement of the community property of Luan B. Ellis and her deceased husband, E. W. Ellis. Sworn by Luan B. Ellis, 19 March 1868, before J. A. Cornelius, J. P. Returned 30 March 1868 by L. L. Jopling. Inventory included 72 items; among them: 1 tract of land, preemption claim; accounts of Thomas Pulley, Daniel Turner, L. L. Joplin. Notes of Marion Blankenship, A. Curry, and G. W. Tummins.

Account of A. Curry against estate for $47.50, from May 15, 1865 through October 1867: for 1 gear; wintering one colt winter of 55 and 56; one horse and wagon for 5 days at 75 [cents] per day; 9 lbs. cotton; 10 bushels wheat; cash; 2 patterns shoe leather; 10 gallons molasses [the molasses, purchased on Oct. 10, 1867, is shown on the inventory.] Sworn 30 April 1868 before J. A. Cornelius, J. P.

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