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Estate of John Hannabal, Deceased


Application for letters of administration. Filed 26 March 1855. Waco. March 11, 1855. To M. T. Johnson Esq. Birdville. My object in addressing you is to get you to attend to a little law business for me as I know of no lawyer in your neighborhood. I wish to get Letters of Administration out on the property of John Hannibal who was drowned at Fort Worth in the Trinity sometime since his estate consists of a set of pay papers which I have in my possession but cannot get the amount but as administrator. You will confer a great favor by applying in my name or placing this in a lawyer's hands and having him do so. and I will pay all expenses. Answer this as soon as convenient if you please and oblige. S/ Harvy Barnard

Bond of Harvy Barnard of McLennan County, Texas, admr. estate of John Hannabal, deceased; $1000. Sureties: M. T. Johnson and Geo. Barnard. Filed 22 May, 1855.

Letter dated Jan. 18, 1856, from R. M. Billingsley, agnt for Barnard, to Richard Cannon, Elm Tree Post office, Hancock Co., Illinois: "Dear Sir, Herewith enclosed you will find [account of administrator] Harvy Barnard ... admr of the Estate of Jno Hannioble and he wants to make a final settlement You will please examin the matter as it stands in your office and inform if a/c is in the proper fix and if not what is liking. Also what the amount of the fees due in your office and I will send the amount...."

Credit [to estate] of amount received from the U.S. by H. H. Barnard, admr. Sworn 25 Dec. 1855 by Harvey Barnard before H. A. Daniel, Clerk of the Recorders Court, of the City of Utica, Oneida County, New York. Filed March 31, 1856.

Inventory of the property of John Hannabal, returned by Harvey Barnard, formerly of the town of Waco, McLennan County, Texas, but now of Utica, Oneida County, New York. included in the inventory was one set of certificates or pay papers entitling the said John Hannibal to the sum of $118.07 as pay as a private soldier while in the service of the United States, upon which was received (the government refusing to allow more than the amount of claims presented against the estate of deceased).

Voucher showing payment to W. S. Sugg, attorney for Harvey Barnard, administrator.

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