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Estate of Joseph L. Purvis, Deceased
|Petition of J. N. B. Williams for letters of administration on the
estate of Joseph L. Purvis, late of Tarrant Co., who died intestate on the
24th day of December 1865, leaving property consisting of horses, cattle,
etc. Filed 15 March 1866.
Mary E. Purvis, widow of Joseph L. Purvis, to John. L. Purvis, power of
attorney empowering him to act for her and in her stead, to collect and payout
and to ask, demand, and receive any monies due her late husband. Dated 26
On reverse side: A List of papers of Jos L Purvis Decd: Peter Shutts to I. R. Vernoy; P. Moor Dr to R. M. King; Franklin Johnson; Dr. Shelton Dr to I. R. Vnoy; 1 note on John Farrar; J. D. Crages; 1 acct on Wiley Gilmore: 1 acct on C. Turner: 1 note on A. J. Oliver payable to Vernoy; 1 note on W. F. Adams to R. H. King; 1 order given by S. Terry; 1 order given by J. D. Fergerson.
Bond of J. N. B. Williams, administrator; $1600.
Petition of administrator to sell all the horses belonging to the estate to satisfy debts. There is danger of their estraying. Also, to rent out the blacksmith shop and tools. Filed 25 September 1866.
Petition of [blank} Purvis, widow of Joseph L. Purvis. dec'd. for revoke of order given at Sept. term to sell horses, for the reason that the allowance for petitioner and ber child has not been set apart. S/ C. G. Payne, Atty for Plnff. Dated 27 Sept. 1866. Filed 27 Sept. 1866.
Affidavit of Elizabeth Kitchens that "she is not due the Estate of Joseph L. Purvis, Dec - anything." Sworn 2 May 1866 before J. N. B. Williams, J. P.
Report of administrator that on August 8, 1866. he rented to B. Bolerner [Berliner] one blacksmith shop situated in the town of Fort Worth, together with all the tools and appurtenances for the term of twelve months. [Contract apparently rejected by court in favor of public outcry.]
Administrator reports that he has, pursuant to an order from the court, rented to W. Frank Adams one blacksmith shop and tools for a term of twelve months from and after the 8th of Oct., said Adams being the highest and best bidder. Filed 23 Oct. 1866.
Annual report of administrator. Filed April Term 1867. He report claims presented within last twelve months, and funds received, and disbursements. He has received monies from B. Berliner, W. F. Adams, and D. Wiggins. He has paid the Dallas Herald for publication and other administrative expenses. He reports notes and accounts due from John L. Purvis, M. J. Brinson. Col. Nat Terrv, J.? Samuels, E. Mitchel.
Bill of Cost. Filed Jan. 2, 1867.
Petition of Mary Purvis, widow of J. L. Purvis, for sale of a certain house and lot in the town of Fort Worth known as the King Shop [blacksmith shop] with the tools thereto belonging in order to pay the balance due her for support as ordered by the court. S/ C. G. Payn, atty for petitioner. Filed 23 Aug. 1867.
List of Accounts. [No file date. This may have been part of an annual
report made by adm'r. Names of those shown in accounts, without
Letter from A. Stutts of Gold Reagan, Moore County, North Carolina, dated
May 2, 1857, addressed to Mr. Joseph L. Purvis and John Purvis: Dear Sirs.
I once moore take the pleasure of Riting a few line to see if I can find
you. I have Rote so many times to you and I got no answer that I give it
up, that you did not intend to answer my letters or that you were all dead.
then I Rote to Abxr McNeell to no what had become of you and got no answer
from him. I yet would not give it up. I then Rote to the post master at San
Augustine Texas - to no what had become of you. He Rote to me and told me
that you had left there and gone to a place neear fortworth Taurant County
and I now send my letter to see if I can find you theare if it finds you
I can say to you that we are all in common helth with the exseption of your
sister. She is now confind to the Bed but is giting alonge as well as could
be exspectted after having a fine son last Saturday night - hoping those
few lines may find you and find you all well - I will not Rite along letter
as I am not surtin this will find you if it doz Rite to me and I will give
you all the news of this contry. I have anotion of travling to your state
next winter if nothing happens. Brother Ransom Steell [Stull?] is now living
in Alabama and I exspect is now on a visit to Texas - after he returns and
gives me the Strict accoun of that State I may come to look out place to
moove to and if I come I shall call and see you I will say to afew words
about your Lots of land you hear it is much worsted the timber is all cut
off of it that is worth anything of note Mr. Martine Wil1son is living on
it and I am told he has rewnd it very much. Your sister Cary ses you must
give it to her to put with her part of land and it all will sell better -
and allso Mary Luiazer and Sarah Louvena [?] ses you must give it to them
I think you had better give me apower of atturney and let me sell it for
you and send or bring you the money tho do as you think proper with it I
exspect to sell Carys part as it is in two small apiec for to settle on of
its self Mary and Sarah ses again give it to them and for you to come hear
and see them and they will give you three times as much and perhaps go back
to Texes with you. Frances is dead and her many run away from hear. You mother
and all you connections are all well - times hear is hard as to many matters
provisions is scarce [?].... After you Rite to me I will no whare you are
and then I will Rite to you and tell you all the nuse.... James Cavness has
set his time to die that is after corn is laid by he as big afool as he was
when you left hear and Just as contrary you no as much or moore than I can
tell you about him Mary Lueazer and Sarahlouisa ses you must Rite to them
and tell them why you have not answered their letters they Rote to you Dirrect
your letters to Gold Reagon Moore County N. C. I will close my letter by
saying I am yours with Respect untill Death.
[Note: It is not possible to tell if the writer's name was Steel. Stull,
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