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Estate of Washington Traylor, Deceased
|Petition of P. A. Watson for letters of administration on the estate
of Washington Traylor, deceased. Filed 19 July 1866. Advertised 19 July.
Continued to August Term 1866.
Letters of administration issued to Washingtm Traylor 28 August 1866. At same session, P. M. Ford, David Milburn, and James Laster were appointed to appraise the estate.
Inventory filed 24 September 1866 included: household goods, livestock, 80 acres land, and "one note of hand given by B. A. Traylor dated Oct 31st 1854 for two hundred and twenty dollars and fifty cents with several credits on said not_." Sworn by J. B. Lasater and P. H. Ford before Jas. H. Smith, J. P., Pct 5, Tarrant Co., on Sept. 21, 1866.
Petition of heirs of Washington Traylor for order of sale of an 80 acre tract of land situated in Township one South Range 2 West being the south half of the southeast quarter of Section seven, the same being a part of John J. Goodwin headright. "We your petitioners would further petition your Honer to grant an order to set a part one half acre of Land of said Tract above described as a burrying ground Exempt from sale. We... further ask your honer to appoint a Surveyer and Commissiener to survey and make a plat of said grave yard in said tract of Land and Return a plat to the probate court.... this 22d day of Sept. 1866. S/ H. M. Goodwin, W. T. Murphy. N. J. Murphy, William Thomas, and Annjaline Thomas. Filed 24 Sept. 1866. [The burial ground would later become known as Ford Cemetery, located near the east city limits of Arlington.]
Buyers at sale held Oct. 20, 1866: P? M. Ford, W. T. Murphy. M. J. Murphy, J. D. Hudson, Ann Thomas, H. M. Goodwin, E. M. Ford, T. A. Hanby, and T. Bozeman.
Report of Survey. Filed 29 October, 1866.
Report of administrator. Dated Nov. 6, 1866. Filed Dec. 22, 1866. He sold the land belonging to the estate of W. Traylor, deceased (79 ½ acres) at $5. per acre. He also sold 14 bu. wheat to Dr. bullins. W. T. Murphy owns a balance for rent on the Traylor farm for the year 1865 [bottom of page torn off].
Petition of H. M. Goodwin and wife H. M. Goodwin and William Thomas and
wife Angelina Thomas to close administration on the estate of Washington
Traylor, deceased, "there being no debts unpaid known to your petitioners
except those held by the heirs.... and the Doctor's bill.... H. M. Goodwin
and Angelina Thomas are a portion of the surviving heirs at law...."
Final account of administrator. He has collected from J. B. Hudson, W. L. Murphy et al, T. H. Hamby, AnAgin [Angeline] Thomas, all being proceeds of sale of personal property. Also, he has collected B. A. Traylor note dated Oct. 31, 1854. Filed February 2, 1867. Vouchers show payments made to P. H. Ford and J. B. Lasater; to P. A. Huffman; to G. Nance, Clk, and W. B. Tucker, Co. Judge, for court fees; and to Lewis Clifton for work done on house July 18, 1860.
Bond of M. Goodwin and his wife H. M. Goodwin and William Thomas and his wife Angeline Thomas, $1000; as security for any outstanding debts that may be presented against the estate of Washington Traylor, deceased. Sureties: David Milburn and P. A. Watson. Filed October 26, 1867.
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