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Estate of Ellen Gore, Minor
|Application of W. S. Sugg of Parker County, Texas, for letters of
guardianship on the estate of Ellen Gore, of Tarrant County, a minor under
the age of twenty-one years. Filed 15 Oct. 1858.
Bond of W. S. Sugg, who has been appointed guardian of the person and estate of Ellen Gore (amount not stated) with J. H. Hughes and L. J. Wilson, securities. 25 Oct. 1858.
Affidavit of W. S. Sugg, dated 3 November 1858, that "no estate of said minor came to his knowledge within the State of Texas." Filed 29 November 1858.
Petition of Hiram Walker of Tarrant County who represents that "he is
the Grand Father of Ellen Gore, the only child of his daughter Martha Gore
decd. Wm Gore the Father of the said Ellen died some years ago in the State
of Kentucky, and that the said Martha her Mother died some time since in
the county and State first mentioned [Tarrant County, Texas], that he is
the nearest relative and Ellen has living [underlined as shown].
Your petitioner would further represent that he is informed that one Wm.
S. Sugg, a person who has no settled home or residence, has been appointed
Guardian of the person and property of said Ellen, that said appointment
is contrary to the expressed wish of the said Martha the Mother of the said
Ellen, and that the said appointment was without the knowledge or consent
of your petitioner; and further that the security given to the said Sugg
is wholly insufficient and worthless. Therefore, your petitioner prays that
the said Sugg be cited by Publication in the Birdville Union for 4 weeks
to appear at the next Term... and show cause why the order appointing him
Guardian...shall not be recinded [underlined as shown] at which time
your petitioner prays to be appointed guardian of the person and property
of the said Ellen Gore his Grand-child...."
Answer of W. S. Sugg to petition of Hiram Walker for guardianship of Ellen Gore, by A. J. Fowler, attorney for Sugg. Filed 29 March 1859.
Petition of Hiram Walker for letters of guardianship and for removal of
Wm S. Suggs. Hiram Walker, "the Grandfather and natural guardian of the orphan
child - Mary Ellen Gore, the daughter of Wm Gore, decd, late of Providence
in Hopkins County and State of Kentucky and Martha B. Gore, decd - late of
the county of Tarrant...would represent...that he being the natural guardian
as he was 'the nearest of kin' and as it was the dying request of said orphan's
Mother, took charge of said child directly after its mother's death, that
he has kept it under his special care and protection ever since - furnishing
it with all the comforts and necessaries of life, and that he intends to
do so, if he possibly can, until said child shall arrive at mature age, or
so long as he or her may live should either die before that time. Your petitioner
would further state that he made application, or attempted to do so - for
letters of Guardianship for said child within the time prescribed by law,
but from some cause, unknown to your petitioner, he was not appointed...
that said orphan child is the legal heir of some three thousand dollars,
as he is informed, left it by its mother and relatives in the state of Kentucky,
and that he has also been informed that said Suggs has already obtained a
portion of said money and that unless he is dismissed from the Guardianship...and
another appointed in his stead, he will, ere long obtain the whole of...childs
estate, and not being a resident of this state, and having no fixed permanent
home it is, in the opinion of your Petitioner extremely doubtful wheather
any portion of said child's estate will ever reach its hands, or come into
its possession. And thus would be exhibited to your petitioner the mortifying
fact in his old days, of knowing that he had been at all the expense and
trouble of raising and educating said orpahn...while another had enjoyed
the possession of its estate, and, perhaps, frittered it away or placed it
beyond the reach, for ever, of said orphan. And, whereas the said Suggs left
the State, for ever, so far as his residence is concerned, shortly after
he was appointed...Guardian...without making any provision for the support
and maintainance of said orphan, and continues so to act...your Petitioner
prays you to dismiss said Suggs... and appoint him, your Petitioner, its
Petition of Hiram Walker, who represents that the present guardian of Ellen Gore "has removed from this State, and I as the next of kin petition your honour to require of her present guardian a new Bond as he is at this time a non resident of this State and one of his securities is now a non resident of this State and the other is in the act of leaving...." Filed Sept. 24, 1860.
Bond of Hiram Walker, guardian of the person and property of Mary Ellen Gore, the minor heir of Martha Gore, dec'd: $2500. sureties: A. G. Walker, F. W. Solles, and Joshua S. Hanley. Approved 29 April 1861.
Letter from M. S. Givens to A. G. Walker: Pairis texas /4/69
The folded letter from M. S. Givens is captioned: Mrs. Givens to Ellen Gore. Ans'd 13th 1869.
Below the caption is the following: "Mrs. Givens, Lousa [?. Louisa or Laura] Robertson and Mary Ellen Gore's Grandmother, were all sisters and daughters of all Mrs. Patience Sugg of Henderson Co., Ky but who died at her Daughters Mrs. Robertson in Hopkins Co., Ky --near Providence leaving Mary Ellen the $380. odd. She was the Great Grandmother of Mary Ellen."
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