Early Records of Georgia
Volume 11, Wilkes County
compiled by Grace Gillam Davidson,
published in 1933 at Macon, GA
Thank you to
Donna & CJ Crawford
& Jennifer Reddish for your transcription assistance.
PAPERS [Part I, pages 192-224]
||The people of Wilkes county and all descendants of the
early settlers of the county, whether residents of our own
Empire State of the South, the crowded centers of the north
and east, the fertile deltas of the Mississippi, in sight of
the snow capped Rocky Mountains, midst the golden orange
groves of California, or beyond the domain of our beloved
America, owe a debt of gratitude to Sarah Quinn Smith,
herself a scion of the very cream of the pioneers of this
historic area, who with no thought of renumeration, actuated
by a passionate desire to preserve the history of her
beloved state and county, rescued these priceless original
papers from further loss, and made them available for
publication. To her only is due the credit for their
restoration and preservation.
||The following abstracts were made from these original
papers, stored in utmost confusion in attic and cellar of
both the old and new courthouses. No doubt thousands were
lost, destroyed by vermin, burned as trash, and stolen by
vandals. Nothing we can do now could possibly replace them
for the use and instruction of present and future
generations. We can only register their loss as a tragedy
with similar losses in many other old counties of Georgia.
||Wilkes county was the scene of stirring events. The few
records touching the Revolutionary period give us reason to
believe there were others in existence. If such papers had
been preserved, they would have made a wonderful
contribution to the glorious history of Georgia.
||The authenticity of these documents can not be
questioned. The returns of administrators, executors,
guardians etc are the identical papers returned to the
Register of Probate for record, in the older papers the
||of heirs, legatees and wards in their own handwriting. To
a modern doctor, the accounts of the doctors of that day
would give an insight into their methods of treatment
probably not found elsewhere, certainly not in published
history. Little of this material was recorded in books,
which still further enhances its value. No price could
possibly be placed on these original papers. Nothing short
of their being carefully arranged, and placed in the fire
proof vault of the Judge of Court of Ordinary should be
considered for a moment, regardless of expense. They fairly
scintillate with the forgotten history of the past. No
modern fiction excels them in tales of human interest. They
are all that is left to tangibly link us with the pioneers
whose ashes have made sacred this historic ground, and whose
descendants, legion in number, are scattered to the ends of
||ATKINS, ASA, dec'd. est. Arnold Atkins, admr. Receipt of
John Simpson for tuition for two children 11 mos. in 1798.
Jun. 15, 1799. Receipt of F. Billingslea, gdn of John
Billingslea for cash, part of John's leg. Sep. 10, 1799.
Receipt of John Billingslea to Arnold Atkins, admr for store
account, corn, feather bed, notes of hand etc as part of his
legacy. Feb. 23, 1799. Inv. Mar. 16, 1799 lists one
authorized certificate bearing date of Jan. 19, 1799, No.
360 for service done by Wm. Shuffle (Sheffield?) in the
State Troops 1st. Regt. 4th Co., commanded by Capt. Robert
Raines. "Bounty Warrant" interlined, and authorized
certificate substituted. Receipt of Jesse Mercer for tuition
for Asa Atkins for 1800. Receipt of John Hendrick, gdn to
Arnold Atkins, admr for a bounty warrant of the State Troops
for 64 acres land for the heirs. Jan. 23, 1803. Receipt of
John Leverett to John Hendrick excr, of est of Widow Atkins,
dec'd, her subscription for building a meeting house at
Phillips Mill. Feb. 19, 1803. John Lee, J. P. Receipt of
Jeremiah Atkins in full of his distributive share of his
fathers est to his gdn Jere. Miles who succeeded John
Billingslea, dec'd as gdn. Signed Feb. 20, 1811 in Morgan
Co. E. Greenlee's acct for medical attendance on Mrs. Atkins
in Hancock Co. 1801, and upon her return to Wilkes.
ASHMORE, WILLIAM, dec'd. est. Anne Ashmore, excx. Receipt
of legatees, Samuel Arnett, Marbrey Steed, and Isaiah
Paschal for their distributive shares, Dec. 22, 1819.
Receipts of Allender Ashmore and Geo. Terry for their shares
of est of Claranner (Clary) Ashmore, 1801 and 1798
respectively. Also Richard Madden 1801.
ASKINS, FREDERICK, dec'd. est. Returns of Jas. Echols.
admr for 1827. Paid Wm. and Nancy Askin as per receipt.
AYLOR, JOHN, dec'd, est. John Aylor, admr. Expenses of
fetching the wagon from N. C. and burial expenses. Returns
AYCOCK, RICHARD, dec'd est. Inv. and appr'mt Sep. 16,
1786. Thos. Wootten, Burwell Pope, John Freeman apprs as
recorded in Book
"D D" folio 51. Matthew Talbot, Surveyor of Wilkes Co.,
receipt to Jesse Cox, admr. $1.00 for a duplicate plat of
Richard Aycock's 275 acres on the waters of Chickasaw and
Newford creeks. Sep. 6, 1790. Inv. Jun. 1783 also. Mary
Aycock's note to Thos. Walton Nov. 12, 1785, due Aug. 6,
Receipt of John Oneal to Mrs. Mary Aycock payment of note
Mar. 1, 1791. Taxes paid by Jesse Cox 1792-98. Acct of Z.
Lamar against Richard Aycock, Apr. 28, 1784. Richard
Aycock's bond to Edward Jones, R. P. for marriage license
Jun. 21, 1790, no mention of bride. Wiley Pope's bond as gdn
of Henry, Joel, Rebecca, Richard and Winney Aycock, Sep. 1,
1791. Mar. 4, 1800 he swears he has never received any of
their property as gdn. Same date same affidavit as gdn of
Winnefred Pope. On Feb. 26, 1800 Burwell Aycock gdn of Sarah
Aycock dec'd makes affidavit that none of her property ever
came into his hands.
ANDERSON, JOHN, dec'd. Non-cupative will. Ezekiel Miller
swears that in 1778 he saw John Anderson "of this state"
sign etc an instrument of writing as his last will, in his
presence and in the presence of three other witnesses,
towit, Thos. Roe, Michael Thomas and Richard Landsdale, who
also signed it, that the said will was made in the time of
the British Usurpation in the said State, and was delivered
into the care of Jos. Mattock of the said state, that said
Mattock says he lost it with other papers in the troublesome
times. That the said deponent was well acquainted with the
contents of the will, and was present when such copy was
delivered to Barnard Heard, Esqr. to be recorded. The said
deponent says that after bequeathing 18 shillings each to
his eight children by a former wife, he gave the residue to
be divided into three equal shares between his widow Honor
Anderson, and his two sons by her, Wm. and Jonathan
Anderson. Honor to hold hers only for widowhood. In case of
her marriage the property consisting partly of slaves to
revert to the two above named sons. Proved and approved Oct.
22, 1790. Edward Jones, R. P. Wm. and Jonathan took out
letters of admn Oct. 22, 1790. Ezekiel Benbrook, Daniel
Runnels, Martin Armstrong, apprs. Recorded in Book "D D"
page 78. Slaves Gabriel, Isaac and Dinah.
ALLISON, Col. JOHN, dec'd. est. Gilbert Hay, excr. Paid
Jas. Reynold Nov. 25, 1805 for making a coffin for Mrs.
Allison's son. Tuition paid for Robt. and Wm., 1806-1808.
Returns for 1810, paid F. D. Cummins tuition. Paid Mrs
Allison per her son Robt., cash. Returns for 1806, cash to
pay for two lottery tickets for my sons. Returns for 1812,
paid Ezra Fisk tuition for Wm. Allison. In 1815 Robt. M.
Allison signs deed confirming sale to John Pray of Byron
Co., by Dr. Gilbert Hay and my mother Rebecca Allison. Plat
and deeds in these papers. Affidavit of John Dyson that Wm.
C. Allison of this county died during the present year
intestate and that Rebecca Allison his mother is his only
heir. May 7, 1832.
ALLISON, WILLIAM B (or C.), dec'd, est. to John Allison
debtor. Board for 1811-1816 and from Mar 1816 to Mar. 1817.
Signed by John Allison Jan. 18, 1819. Receipt of John
Allison to David Allison, admr Wm. B. Allison.
ARMSTRONG, JOHN, Sr., dec'd. Inv. Apr. 7, 1788. Signed by
Thos. Morris, Jems Howell and Thos. Harkens, as "appraised
by us the subscribers, of the est of said dec'd." Recorded
in Book "D D" folio 138.
APPLING, THOMAS, dec'd. est. Returns of Joel Appling
shows receipts of Nathaniel Harris, of Thos. Green and of
Thos. and John Appling for their part of their father David
Appling, dec'd, share, Susanna Brannan for her part of her
mother, Elizabeth Laurence's legacy, and Green Lackey for
his part of his father David Appling, dec'd, share, all call
themselves legatees. Returns for 1804 shows receipts of
Walter Christian for Thos. Appling, Owen and Mary Appling
for their part of their father David Appling, dec'd share,
of Jos. and Geo. Burch for their part of the est "left our
mother Elizabeth Laurence."
ANDREWS, ABISHA, dec'd. Affidavit of Mrs. Agnes Thornton
that the book accounts of her later husband Abisha Andrews
shows the est of Benj. Jordan owes 10s 6d. Dec. 14, 1789.
ABBOTT, JOEL, dec'd. est. John Billups, admr. Returns for
1830 shows paid accounts for Miss Abbott.
ACREE, WILLIAM dec'd. est. John Acree, excr. Returns for
1799 paid John Dismukes legacy in part.
ALEXANDER, JOSEPH, dec'd. Sarah Alexander app. admx. Feb.
1, 1791. Jas. Kenny, sec.
ANGLIN, WILLIAM, minor, Benj. Porter, gdn. Receipt of
David Anglin for his board and clothes 1821. Returns for
1804, Mrs. Sarah Anglin's account for dry goods paid.
AKINS, THOMAS, Sr., dec'd. est. Peter Stovall excr.
Returns for 1810, receipts of Stephen Gunnells, Frances
Akins and Robt. Akins for part of their leg. Returns for
1814, receipts of above and John Hathcock, Thos. Akin and
Willis Gunnells, Nancy Wilder. Returns for 1816, Receipts of
Polly Floyd, Wm. Hill, Levi Wilder, Fanny Leggett, Wm.
Coleman, Jas. Webb in part of their legacies, John and
Clement Floyd, John Bridges, Benj. Hubbard. Returns 1818,
paid Levi Wilder, gdn of Seaborn Wilder. Returns for 1818
shows paid Alex. Akin, per Joel Akin whose heir he is. Paid
Peneah Floyd, Patsy Floyd, Thos., Richard and Robt. Floyd
and Benj. Hubbard, admr of Daniel Gunnels for his part.
ADAMS, RICHARD, minor, petitions court to appoint Wm.
Gresham gdn. Nov. 2, 1830. Granted.
ANTHONY, MICAJAH, dec'd est. Bolling Anthony, admr.
Returns Jan. 1795 shows sundry articles purchased for the
est from Apr. to Jun. 1793. Oct. 1793 to Feb. 1794 and paid
Dr. Dysart. Saddle, bridle etc purchased by Micajah from
Bolling Anthony in 1787. Returns 1793 show sold bay horse to
A. Manin in Richmond Co. 1787, a black horse sold Pussau
1789. Sundry goods of Geo. Hairston 1786 to be paid for by
Va. currency. Receipt of D. Price for Sarah Anthony's tax
1793. Receipt of Humphrey Ballard for 40s 10d. which was
subscribed by Micajah for building a meeting house 1794.
Micajah's acknowledgement of debt to Felix Gilbert 1792.
Return of sale Nov. 11, 1793, Sally Anthony bought bed,
trunk, stage wagon etc. Bill 1787 to Alex. Moss for 1 gal.
of brandy. Returns for 1806. sold 200 acres in Warren Co. to
ANTHONY, JOSEPH C., dec'd Division of slaves Dec. 1818.
Lot No. 1 to Wm. Robertson, gdn of the child Wm. Robertson.
Lot No. 2 to Wm. A. Anthony. Micajah Anthony vs. The Court
of Ordinary of Wilkes Co., John Hill, Wm. Robertson and
Elizabeth T. Robinson, Feb. Term 1819. Showing that
Elizabeth T. Anthony caveated the will of Jos. C. in 1810,
Micajah was appointed temp. admr., Anselm Anthony, Sec. Soon
after Elizabeth T. Anthony and John Hill obtain temp.
letters and they now claim mismanagement by Micajah (He was
the bro. of Jos. C., and son of Jos. Sr.)
State vs. Betsy T. Anthony wid. of Clarke Anthony, dec'd.
Jas. Aycock her bro, both of Lincoln Co., and Geo. Rebertson
of Wilkes Co., for assaulting Roderick Easley of Wilkes Co.
Feb. 15, 1811. John Burdine, J. P. Examination of Roderick
Easley, Jr., who says the excrs. of Clark Anthony, dec'd had
put in his hands part of the property for safe keeping among
which was fodder, that on the morning of the 15th, inst.
Betsy T. Anthony wid. of said Clark Anthony, dec'd, Jas.
Aycock her bro. and one Geo. Robinson of Lincoln Co., came
and tried to forcibly seize said fodder. In his defense he
was knocked down, beaten etc. Feb. 15, 1811.
Petition of Wm. Robinson in right of his wife Elizabeth
T. Robinson, formerly Elizabeth T. Anthony for one half of
540 acres on Broad river, adj Benj. Talliaferro, Armstead E.
Stokes and Robt. Thompson, which Jos. C. Anthony former
husband of Elizabeth T. Robinson owned, and whereon he died
1810 or 1811 intestate. Granted, no date.
ANTHONY, JOSEPH, dec'd. est. Anselm and Micajah Anthony
excrs. Returns for 1811 show paid various notes, acct of
Mary Williams or Winn. Returns for 1811 shows paid Roderick
Easley for attendance of court in the case of excr. vs Geo.
Robertson. Receipt of Betty Anthony for beds, sheets, chairs
sheep etc. for her use Apr. 10, 1811 (See wills of Jos. and
Jos. C. Vol. 1)
ANTHONY, MARK, dec'd of Lincoln Co. Petition of wid.
Elizabeth Anthony that her dower be laid off out of 800
acres on Newford creek Wilkes Co., Aug. 14, 1843. A most
beautiful hand colored plat of said dower by Caleb
Sappington, Surveyor of Wilkes Co. accompanies this
ALBERT, JOSEPH, dec'd, est. Daniel Carrington, excr.
Returns for 1811 shows paid John H. Pope medical services.
Promissory note to Wm. Albert, Dec. 1815 from Elisha Thomas.
Receipt of Thos. Albert, excr 1818 for cash. Excr. receives
letters dismissory Jun. 4, 1821.
ARNOLD, JOSHUA, dec'd, est. Returns for Joel P. Leverett,
atty for Wm. Arnold, excr shows paid Benj. Starr for making
coffin for Priscilla Arnold Dec. 6, 1822.
ARNOLD, DANIEL, dec'd. orphans. Returns of Jas. White,
gdn, of Elizabeth and Mary or Polly for 1813, received of
Priscilla Arnold $140.00 hire of slave Lucy, paid Elisha
Staton tuition, board for two years. For 1817, bought side
saddle for Betsy Arnold. Receipt of Wm. Slaton Agt for
Elizabeth and Polly Arnold to Josiah T. Irvin, excr Joshua
Starr dec'd for $316.00 and a note of hand on the est. of
Joshua Arnold, dec'd, dated Feb. 26, 1807, which is in full
of all money in the hands of Joshua Starr, dec'd as gdn.
Jun. 30, 1823. Returns of Joshua Starr, gdn for 1819-20
shows paid for a draw for the orphs.
ARNOLD, MOSES, dec'd est. Stephen Arnold excr. Receipts
of Elizabeth Arnold dau of Moses, Apr. and May 1805, Mar.
1806. Receipt of Reuben Faver, Nov. 4, 1806 for part of his
legacy $203.00, and of Elizabeth Arnold. Receipt of Stephen
Arnold, Jr., 1811 to Stephen and Wm. Arnold, Srs. for his
legacy in full, except a slave Ned now in possession of John
Faver, Sr. Receipt of Stephen Arnold 1810 in full of his
legacy except the slave Ned, the property of John Faver
during the life of his wife, who is the wid of Moses Arnold,
ARNETT, WILLIAM, dec'd est. Wm. Florence app. temp. admr.
Oct. 15, 1831. he and Berry A. Arnett permanent admrs. Jan.
1832. Dower of two tracts of land laid off to the wid Sarah
Arnett Oct. 10, 1832. Berry A. Arnett gdn of orphs of said
William to amount paid distributive shares for Wm.,
Mitchell, Winfry, Jane, Albert W., and Bradford Arnett,
1834. Wm. Florence admr paid Samuel J. Arnett, Berry A.
Arnett and Thos. Dallis their shares Jan. 8, 1834. Paid Wm.
Corneilson his share in right of his wife, a dau of said
dec'd. Paid Ben. Cartledge in right of his wife. Paid Berry
A. Arnett, agt for John Q. Arnett his distributive share
ARNETT, EDWARD, dec'd. est. Catharine Arnett, admx.
Returns for 1812 paid Wm. Hunt tuition. Jas. W. Jack gdn of
the heirs, Kitty, Felix and Martha Anne Arnett. Returns 1821
paid for letters of
guardianship, for two draws in the Land Lottery, 1 years
tuition for Felix. Petition of Jas. W. Jack, gdn of Felix
Arnett to divide 100 acres on Uptons creek between said
Felix and his bro. John. Aug. 23, 1822.
ARNETT, ANN, app. admr of Mildred Catching, dec'd and
admr. de bonis non of Benj. Catching, dec'd. Nov. Term 1840.
BROWNFIELD, JOHN, dec'd. est. Inv. Mar. 10, 1786. John
King and Sarah Brownfield, admrs. Slaves Silvia, Peter,
Harriett, Cloea, smooth bore gun, shoe buckles, bonds of
Geo. McFall, Jas. McCammon and one on Thos. Greer for lands
in the back parts of N. C. Geo. Calhoun, Edward Mosewell,
Moses Milligan apprs. Recorded in Book "D D" folio 129-134.
BONNER, WILLIAM, dec'd. Return of part of the est. which
was not apprd at the first one made by Ruth Bonner, admx.
One audited certificate for L2, dated Dec. 5, 1784, one
dated Jan. 25, 1785 (These certificates were probably for
pay for service in the Revolutionary War. GGD) Wm. Downs,
John Querns, Elisha Smallwood, apprs. Additional inv.
returned by Ruth Harper, late Ruth Bonner No (?) 33, L10
audited certificate at 1/3, L11.3.4 Paper settled by the
scale of depreciation, 2.13.8. L13.17.0. equal to $59.30.
Probably pay for military service. Given by Ruth Harper Mar.
BONNER, REBECCA, dec'd. Wm. Bonner and Jos. Watson app.
admrs. Archibald Simpson, Sec.
BURDINE, CLARK, orph of John Burdine, dec'd. Wm. R.
Smith's receipt signed at Augusta, Apr. 22, 1819 to Shaler
Hillyer gdn for a draft for $130.00 on Lawrence Ripley &
Co., New York in favor of Clark Burdine, cadet at West
Point. Division of stock of John Burdine, dec'd to John D.
Stroud in right of his wife Margaret Burdine, one third
assigned her, Jan. 10, 1818. Returns of John Stroud, gdn for
1819 shows paid Clark Burdine part of his legacy. Receipt
Jun. 6, 1821 of Bolling Anthony, gdn of Clark Burdine the
legacy willed him by his father. Receipt of Shaler Hillyer
for $100.00 for Reuben Burdine Jul. 4, 1819 under his
BUTLER, EDWARD, dec'd. Div. of slaves Dec. 30, 1823
according to the will: Legatees, Kitty G. Terrell, Zacheus
Butler, Frances W. Butler, Wm. Turner, John W. Butler,
Elizabeth Wingfield, Joel H. Terrell, Nancy W. Butler.
Returns of excrs. John and David Butler 1812. $50.00 to
Jesse Mercer, subscription to Mt. Enon Institution.
BUTLER, JOHN W., excr of Edward Butler, dec'd who was
excr of Edward Black, dec'd. Receipt of Edward Black for
himself, legacy of $972.00 in full, "left me by the said
Edward Black, dec'd and as atty for $193.00 left Jean Black
now Jean Williams." Jan 14, 1812.
BUTLER, DAVID dec'd est. Frances W. Butler, admx, in
account with the minors for 1824, viz, Frances A. Butler,
for tuition, board and clothes, David E. B. Butler, board
and clothes, Elizabeth S. W. Butler, same. Tuition to Samuel
Barnett, Treas. of Washington Academy for Frances and David.
Petition to admx to sell a house on the plantation May 7,
1827. Returns for 1828 show John W. Butler admr. Paid
tuition at Washington Academy for all three children.
BUTLER, JOHN W., gdn of Chas. Ann Catharine Wingfield and
Mary S. Wingfield for 1829. Receipt of P. C. Guin for
advertising land to Mrs. F. W. Butler, admx of David Butler,
dec'd. Oct. 2, 1824.
BINNS, CHRISTOPHER, dec'd. Dudley Stinson and Sally
Binns, admrs. Inv. Dec. 30, 1818. Dudley Stinson app gdn. of
Geo., Susanna, David, Phoebe and Christopher Binns, minors
of Christopher Binns, dec'd., Sep. 3, 1821. Receipts of
Hartwell Jackson 1818 and Robt. Armor for tuition 1821. Div
of personal est. Apr. 30, 1822. Sarah Binns, wid. of said
dec'd, Lewis Irons in right of his wife Lucy Irons, Geo. S.,
Susanna, Christopher and Phoebe Binns, distributees.
BINNS, SARAH dec'd. Inv. Dec. 14, 1853.
BINNS, WILLIAM dec'd. Inv. Jan. 19, 1814. John B.
Lennard, admr. Dr. Joel Abbotts bill for 1808 and 1812 for
bleeding 50c, vermifuge, plasters etc.
BINNS, BURRELL, dec'd. Sale Nov. 3, 1814, Jos. Anthony,
admr. Elizabeth Binns rented plantation and slaves. Returns
for 1818, paid Betsy Binns board and clothes for five
children. Returns for 1819, paid board etc for Sally, Betsy,
Ann and Burrell Binns. Receipt of Asa Pye Jan. 10, 1820 to
Jos. Anthony, admr for part of his legacy in right of his
wife Catharine Binns now Catharine Pye. Notice served
Elizabeth Binns by Jos. Anthony, admr, Oct. 11, 1819 that he
will petition the court for a div. of slaves. Receipt May
30, 1821 to admr for their shares of the est. of Burrell
Binns, dec'd., Signed, Jas. Pye for himself and wife and as
gdn. of Sally, Burrell and Betsy Binns, Asa Pye for himself
and wife and as gdn. of Christopher Binns.
BROOK, JERVEY dec'd. Peter Brook app. admr. Jul. 25,
1791. Jere. Dicken, Sec.
BUNCH, POUNCY dec'd. Inv. shows he owned half of a
tanyard. David Bunch, admr. Receipt of John A. Bunch, admr.
to David Bunch for $5.00, part of a bond said David and
Pouncy owed the est of John Bunch, dec'd. Gideon B. and
Hannah C. Bunch one under and one over 14 years old, choose
Jas. Boatright gdn. No date.
BRIDGEMAN, BOSWELL dec'd. Ann Bridgeman, admx. required
to appear at next term of court Apr. 5, 1796 to answer the
Alex. Gordon for an action for debt which process was
served Mar. 19, 1796. Since which time said Ann has married
one Thos. Loyd, he to appear also, Feb. 15, 1798, the
defendant living out of the county.
BRIDGES, THOMAS dec'd. Susannah Bridges app. admx.
Wiseman and Jonathan Bridges, Sec. Mar. 4, 1790. Drury Cade,
BRIDGES, DAVID dec'd. Nathaniel Bridges app. admr. Jan.
26, 1790. Jas. Bridges and Drury Cade, Sec. Inv. Feb. 18,
1790, Adam Simmons, Robinson Hendon, Thos. Embry, apprs.
Receipts of Berry T. Bridges Jun. 15, 1797, of Bayns Bridges
Jul. 15, 1798, of Merrell Bridges Jul. 20, 1799, of Nancy
Bridges Jan. 15, 1800 and of Jesse Bridges Oct. 26, 1801,
calling themselves legal heirs.
BRAMBLETT, JANE, gdn of Wm., Mary Ann and Elizabeth
Bramblett, orphs of Ambrose Bramblett, dec'd. Returns show
board for 1804-1807. Returns of Jesse H. Bramblett, admr for
1805-1806 show paid Lydia Jones and Meredith L. Bramblett,
and paid for grant of land drawn by Ambrose Bramblett,
dec'd. Receipts of Jacob Shorter, John and Lunsford
Bramblett for their legacies in full. Receipts of Eliza
Bramblett for mdse paid for as part of her legacy, 1811 to
John Bramblett. Receipt of L. M. Bramblett for Jas. Mitchell
in 1813, and in 1815 from Jas. Mitchell himself in right of
his wife as her legacy.
BARRETT, NANCY W., now 21 years old, asks for a div of
her mother Mary Barrett, dec'd est to which said Mary became
entitled by the last will of her father Gabriel Toombs Aug.
3, 1813. John Spearman, Robt. Dawson, gdns. Lewis Barrett's
board bill for 1810 for Robt., Lewis, Erasmus and Benj.
Barrett (Lewis Sr. was their father). Board for 1808-09 for
Milley, Pamela, Robt., Lewis and Erasmus paid to Lewis
Barrett. Receipts of Robt. Barrett, Parmelia and Nancy
Barrett in full of their legacies from their grandfather,
and all other money handled by John Spearman, gdn. Jan. 12,
BURKS, JOSEPH dec'd. John Burks, admr. Inv. Jan. 10,
1828. John Burks app. gdn of Chas. S. Burks orph of Jos.
Burks, dec'd Jan. 7, 1828 Wiley P. Burks, Sec.
BURNLEY, ISRAEL dec'd. Receipts of John Barkesdale, Geo.
Smith, Harry Burnley, John Colbert and Ann Terrell Burnley
to Stephen Burnley, excr, for their distributive shares in
full Mar. 15, 1793.
BARNETT, NATHAN dec'd. Warrant of appraisement Nov. 9,
1795. Receipt of Jesse Evans, gdn of Elizabeth, Nancy and
John Barnett, legatees for their part of Nathan Barnett's
est to Nathan Barnett, admr of his father Nathan Barnett,
dec'd, Dec. 15, 1798. Receipt of Susannah Barnett to Nathan
Barnett for her part of her fathers est. Feb. 17, 1801.
BARNETT, SAMUEL appointed gdn of Jane A., and Wm. J.
own children in order to dispose of their stock in the
Planters Bank, Jan. 7, 1828.
BLAKE, BENJAMIN appointed gdn of Nancy Blake, orph Dec.
26, 1786 Burwell and Henry Pope, Sec.
BLAKE, BENJAMIN dec'd. Sarah Blake, henry and Abraham
Hill, excrs. Christopher Irvin and John rogers bond to them
for so much tobacco to be delivered in Augusta, Jan. 1,
BLOUNT, WILLIAM of Knoxville, Knox Co. Tenn. Power of
atty to John P. Kennerly of Jackson Co. to sell any land in
Ga., which he may possess or have title to. Sep. 3, 1799.
John Strother, Thos. Kennerly and Samuel Chunn, test. On
Nov. 12, 1802 John Strother swears he proved the said
document before Col. B. Harris in Jackson Co. and delivered
it to him for record. B. Harris swears he delivered it to
Samuel Gardner who claims he lost it, which Gardner swears
BATES, JOHN dec'd. Inv. date torn off. Jas. Cummings
receipt to Fleming Bates, admr of John Bates dec'd, 1803 and
1804, for his distributive share in full.
BURROUGHS, AQUILLA dec'd. Josiah Jordan and Bird Parks
appointed admrs Nov. 7, 1808. Returns of Bird Parks, admr
for 1813 shows paid Harrison Smith for moving the family of
A. Burroughs from Wilkes into Oglethorpe Co. Paid Geo.
Phillips for medicine and attendance for Mrs. Peggy
Burroughs. Returns for 1814, paid Geo. Mealor for coffin for
Jas. P. Burroughs $2.00. Paid D. Dunn medical service for
Jas. Burroughs, dec'd. Returns for 1816 paid J. H. Pope for
medical services. Receipt of Michael Henderson to Bird
Parks, admr Aquilla Burroughs, dec'd $400.00 in full from
est of Wm. Lea, dec'd in right of Michael's wife. Receipt of
Jos. M. Molloy, Asst. Assignor to Bird Parks for receiving
two lists of land, one in 11th Dist. Baldwin Co., the other
in 2nd Dist of Wayne Co. Dated Oglethorpe Co. Ga. May 27,
1815. Receipt of John Landrum, Surveyor for surveying
Burroughs claim of land in Wilkes Co., on Long creek and
Broad river 1816.
BILLINGSLEA, FRANCIS dec'd. est. Returns of Samuel and
Jas. Billingslea, excrs for 1805 show receipts of John,
Walter, Jas., Francis, and Cyrus Billingslea, Thos. Norris
(in right of his wife Sarah Billingslea), David White's
first receipt signed Feb. 25, 1804 for Polly Billingslea's
part, in full Jan. 19, 1805. (See will of Francis
Billingslea Vol. 1, p. 53). Receipt of Wm. Billingslea Mar.
7, 1799. John Billingslea orph of Francis, dec'd asks the
court to app Wm. Billingslea his gdn Feb. 25, 1800. Returns
of Thos. Norris, gdn for Polly Billingslea 1799 to 1804.
Receipt of Joel Casey (no title given) for $4.05 from Samuel
Billingslea, excr as above for Stamped Paper. Mar. 9, 1799.
BILLINGSLEA, JOHN dec'd. Jas. Billingslea and Asa Atkins
app admrs. Returns of Asa Atkins, admr for 1807 shows paid
W. Walker board, paid for grant of land drawn in the last
Lottery, Lot No. 3, 21st. Dist. Wilkinson Co. Returns for
1807, receipt of J. T. Sankey for attendance and medicine,
Dec. 15th to 21st, 1806. Receipt of Jere. Miles for legacy
from his father paid by Jas. Billingslea, admr, John
Billingslea who was gdn of Jere. Miles, 1808. Receipt of
Coalman Brown for Unicy Atkins, same as above. Returns for
1810 paid Jere. Miles for board and clothes for John
Billingslea's children (not named)
BILLINGSLEA, SAMUEL dec'd. est. Cyrus Billingslea, admr.
Receipts of Matthew Billingslea 1808 and 1809 for his third
of the rent of the plantation, and for board and clothes for
Charity and Winston Billingslea, "heirs of said dec'd".
Receipts of Francis Billingslea for 1808 and 1809 for board
and clothes for John and Polly Billingslea, heir of the
BILLINGSLEA, CLEM and HOWELL, Jas. Billingslea, gdn.
Returns for 1800 to 1809, still minors. Samuel Miller's
receipt 1800 for Clement and Howell's tuition.
BILLINGSLEA, CLEMENT one of the legatees of Jas. Lane
(late of the county of Wilkes), in right of his wife Sarah
A. Billingslea, formerly Sarah A. Lane, to Micajah A. Lane,
also heir of said James, dec'd, all his claim on said est
for $470.00. Feb. 13, 1821.
BOWEN, JABEZ dec'd. Sale Apr. . . . 1784. Horses, cattle,
boiling pot etc. Total $38.18. Charity Bowen, relict.
BOREN, BENJAMIN dec'd. Peggy Boren wid asks for a dower
in 427 acres on Little river, Jul. 10, 1822.
BOREN, JAMES dec'd. Hannah Boren app. gdn of Sally,
Joseph, and Polly orphs of said dec'd. Mar. 4, 1811. Wm.
Boren app gdn of Nancy and David Boren same date. His
returns for Nancy 1812, "By L20 Va. money, being a legacy
left the said Nancy in the will of Edward Browning, dec'd.
By $300.00 and two slaves, left by her fathers will.
Receipts of John Heard, Jeremiah Walker and John Boren, Sep.
6, 1812 in part as legatees of residue of said est. Receipts
of Jesse McClain, Annis Boren, Jeremiah Walker and wife
Elizabeth, Jas. Boren, John Boren for himself and as gdn of
David and Hannah Boren, Dec. 31, 1811, for their part of the
land on Fishing creek whereon said dec'd lived, slaves etc
agreeable to the will. Wm. C. Boren, excr.
BURTON, MRS. SARAH dec'd. Account to Wm. Dearing 1819-22.
Walter Weems, admr.
BOYNTON, AMOS est. Stoddard Boynton signature to sale
which has no date.
BAYES, JOSEPH dec'd. John Bush and Zachariah Bayes,
excrs. Bond to Edward Jones, R. P. no date. Warrant of
appraisement issued by David Terrell, R. P., Feb. 12, 1795.
Moses Bays, admr. Returns Jan. 11, 1796, paid Wm. Street L2.
Received of Thos. Nelms $17.00. Inv. of est Jun. 2, 1790.
Dutch plows, Dutch oven, Presbyterian Confession of Faith,
pewter etc, Zachariah Bays and John Bush, excrs. (Will or
est of Jos. Bayes supposed to be recorded in Book "D D",
burned years ago in a lawyers office)
BOWEN, JOHN dec'd. Bond of Christopher Clark, Jr., and
John Matthews as admrs Dec. 6, 1790.
BLALOCK, JOHN dec'd. Warrant of appraisement Dec. 14,
1795. David Blalock and John Wallace sworn excrs. Returns
for 1800, paid John Hamilton for a bond due Geo. Alston Dec.
25, 1788, for L45 Va. currency. The copy of note says. "I
John Blalock of Surry Co. N. C. oblige myself to pay Geo.
Alston of Granville Co. N. C. etc". John Brown, test. This
was settled with a slave boy Harry. Receipt of Kimbro
Standard, John Blalock and Gibson Blalock Mar 7, 1803, and
of Thos. Barrett Jan. 28, 1803 in full of their legacies,
John Wallace, excr.
BOLTON, ISAAC dec'd. Manoah Bolton, excr. Returns 1820 no
BLACKBURN, JESSE dec'd. John Groves in right of his wife
Mary Ann Blackburn gives notice Jul. 1, 1842 to Martha Jane
Blackburn, John Blackburn, admr said Jesse Blackburn and
Martha Blackburn, wid of said Jesse, dec'd that he will
apply for a partition to get his part of the real estate.
BOSWELL, GEORGE dec'd. est. Sarah Boswell, admx. Receipt
of Wm. Cunea, Apr. 14, 1820 for making coffin for dec'd.
Returns 1825, board and clothes for Elizabeth, Sarah,
Johnson, Jas. H., and Frances C., minors.
BENTLEY, WILLIAM dec'd. est. Jane Bentley, Peter Smith
and Benj. Ballard, excrs notified to appear at court 4th
Monday in July next to explain why they have not made
returns. Receipts of John Bentley and Daniel Tomlinson 1802
to Robt. Shaw, excr.
BENTLEY, JEREMIAH dec'd. Petition of Abi Bentley, wid for
division of 359 acres on Fishing creek. Acknowledgement
signed Jun. 24, 1818 by the heirs: Willis Nunnelee, Wm. A.
Bentley, Elizabeth Bentley, Anderson T. Nunnelee and Jesse
BEASLEY, RICHARD dec'd. est. Nathan Holtzclaw, admr. Paid
Royland Beasley, Nancy Rucker and Jinsey Beasley, the wid,
part of their distributive shares Dec. 29, 1810. Royland
Beasley app. admr, de bonis non, July. 1, 1816.
BEASLEY, AMBROSE dec'd. Apprs. app May 2, 1814. Royland
Beasley, admr. Returns for 1814, cost of administration in
Jones Co. paid to Wm. Butler.
BOND, THOMAS dec'd. est. Thos. Formby excr. Edward Bond
caveats Mar. 1, 1813.
BLACK, EDWARD dec'd est. Edward Butler, excr. Receipt of
John Black for board for five children 1797. Same for 1798,
1799, 1800, 1801, 1803. Returns for 1798 shows property of
John Black sold by execution and bought for the children.
Returns for 1803, paid for draw for orphans in Lottery for
Oconee land. Returns for 1805 paid Edward Black expense of
his board and clothes and his sister Jean Black. For 1806
and 1807 paid Pleasant Wilkinson for board etc for above
children. Paid Edward Black for himself and Jean 1809.
Returns 1820-1823 John W. Butler, excr. Paid Dr. T. G.
DeLisle, and mileage to W. Black.
BALLARD, NATHAN dec'd est. John Dyson, excr. Receipt of
Chas. Duke for Mary and Nancy Ballards part of the real
estate Jan. 18, 1806. In 1806 he signs as gdn of Nancy.
Returns for 1812 paid Chas. Duke in right of his wife Mary
and as gdn of Nancy Ballard. Paid Lewis C. Davis, gdn of
Edny Ballard, legatee. Paid Pitt Milner, gdn of Jas. and
John Ballard 1810-11. Pitt Milner app. gdn of Jas. and John
Mar. 7, 1808.
BALLARD, LOUISA, Lucy and Sophia, orphans of Jas.
Ballard, dec'd. Returns of Robt. Chivers, gdn for 1811-12.
Paid Leonard Pearson tuition and Fanny Gafford board.
BAILEY, JESSE dec'd est. Wm. Bailey, admr. Paid for
letters of admrn 1802. Inv. 1802.
BAILEY, JOHN dec'd. Thos. Hudspeth and Russell Bailey,
admrs. Receipts of Rachel and Fanny Bailey, Jesse Russell
and Hosea Holtzclaw for their legacies in full 1816-1817.
BAXTER, SUSANNAH dec'd. Inv. Dec. 11, 1789, apprs Geo.
Whitsell and Wm. Gibson who made affidavit before J. George,
J. P. Greene Co.
BROUGHTON, SALLEY, minor of Nancy Broughton. Josiah
Jordan, gdn $214.25 to be paid at the age of 14. no date.
(He was app. gdn 1792).
BELL, JOSEPH dec'd. Mary H. Bell wid asks for dower in
real estate Oct. 5, 1829. Bowling W. Stark and Mary Bell,
BANKSTON, LAWRENCE, Deed of gift of certain slaves to his
daus., Isabella Irvin, Priscilla Mathis, Elizabeth Mozley
and Martha Sappington. Jul. 31, 1830.
BAIRD, FRANCES ELIZABETH of Autauga Co. Ala., formerly
Frances Elizabeth Daniel of Ga., who married Chas. Baird,
who died in the Prov. of Tex. leaving no will, "Whereas I am
a distributee of my uncle Thos. Daniel, formerly of Wilkes
Co. Ga., my husband Chas. Baird never came into possession
of said legacy, I appoint Burrell Rogers, atty to collect
it. Jul. 13, 1837.
BEALL, FANNY, now Fanny Payne wife of Randolph Payne of
Autauga Co. Ala., power of atty to John Dyson of Wilkes Co.
Ga., to sell to Wm. Berry a certain tract of land on Fishing
creek, which was sold by Elizabeth Beall, admx, and Wm.
Murphey, admr of Wm. Beall, dec'd of Wilkes Co. to said Wm.
Berry, Fanny Payne being a dau of said Wm. Beall, dec'd.
Aug. 15, 1823.
BURDETT, JOHN dec'd. Deborah and Jas Burdett appointed
excrs Jun. 5, 1832. Receipt of Ross Bird, teacher for
tuition for Benajah and Reese Burdett, Dec. 10, 1835, to
Jas. O. Burdett, excr. Returns of John H. Dyson, gdn of J.
D. Burdett, 1847, blacksmiths bill. Returns of Jas. O.
Burdett, excr for 1839, paid Malindy Burdett's share,
$300.00. Deborah Burdett, deed of gift to her dau. Malinda
Burdett slaves Jane and Rilla, Jane to remain in her
possession till her death. Feb. 24, 1837.
BIBBS JESSE of Adams Co. Miss., power of atty to Joshua
Glass, formerly of Oglethorpe Co. Ga., to recover from John
Landrum of Wilkes Co. Ga., a certain legacy left said Jesse
Bibbs by the last will of Wm. Harper of Wilkes Co., dec'd.
Sworn to before John Henderson, N. P. of the city of
Natchez, Miss., Aug. 24, 1807.
BURNS, ANDREW and Rhesa Howard both of Richmond Co., to
Archibald Comer of Prince Edward Co. Va., promise to pay for
358 bushels of corn September next. Signed Dec. 17, 1785. W.
BREWER, CALEB, dec'd. Powell and Polly Stamper appointed
admrs. Feb. 1, 1808.
BALDWIN, FRANCIS, to Jacob Miller due bill for $90.00
Mar. 22, 1799.
BARNETT, P. J., commission as J. P., from Gov. Troup Jan.
BROWN, Dr. GEO. A., His bill for bleeding, cathartic
etc., but does not say for whom. Aug. 10, 1806.
CHIVERS, THOMAS dec'd. Francis West and wife and other
legatees, vs. Robt. Chivers surviving excr. Interrogatories:
Hezekiah Ellington of Talliaferro Co. He heard Thos. Chivers
say the land known as Long Bluff was for Robt. Chivers or
intended for him in the presence of Thos. H. and Lewis
Chivers and Rebecca Ellington. He married one of the daus of
Thos. Chivers, dec'd and was much with the family. He and
Jas. Chivers exchanged land. There was no titles to any of
land given his sons by Thos. Chivers. Feb. 18, 1831.
of Wm. Kemp of Wilkinson Co. Jul. 30, 1830 He has known
the land since 1784 or 1785 when he had it run, when it
contained 575 acres, does not remember when he deeded the
land to Thos. Chivers, but acted as agent for several years.
John Mercer of Washington Co. rented the land before Thos.
Chivers death, after which Robt. Chivers rented to Uriah
Mitchell. John Lawlion of Washington Co., says he surveyed
land granted himself which he conveyed to Robt. Chivers, and
it adjoins Long Bluff, Feb. 14, 1831. Interrogatories of
Seaborn Jones, Dep. Shff, Washington Co., He does not
remember selling land for Robt. Chivers as excr, but he may
have sold it in the fall of 1830. Interrogatories to Nancy
Hinson residing outside Wilkes Co., but no answers.
Interrogatories of Jos. E. Plummer of Laurens Co. Ga., Jul.
31, 1830. In 1823 he bargained with Robt. Chivers for land
on Deep creek Washington Co. and when he went to pay for it
Robt. said it had been sold by the excrs of his fathers
estate and he had to purchase it. Frederick Metz also of
Laurens Co. says Robt. Chivers sold Fort & Wells 675 acres
on Oconee. The deeds were in the hands of Francis West and
John Mercer of Greene Co. the last I heard of them.
Interrogatories of Sarah Chivers of Talliaferro Co., saying
she had heard Thos. Chivers say above land was Robt.
Chivers, no date. Algernon S., Jas. M., and Jane A. T.
Chivers, by their gdn Archibald Gresham vs. Robt. Chivers
surviving excr of Thos. Chivers, dec'd. Interrogatories of
Nathaniel Harris of Walton Co. He says the Long Bluff tract
was the property of Robt. Chivers etc. Jun. 17, 1831. Sarah
E. Chivers of Wilkes Co., says she married a bro of Robt.
Chivers and has known him about 25 years. She heard Jas.
Chivers tell his father in the fall before he died, that his
land was not worth as much as the other sons land. Thos.
replied that because Joel married first he had to give him
the improved farm, and as Robt. was the oldest he gave him
the Long Bluff tract, and as Thos. was the youngest he would
give him the tract whereon he then lived as he expected to
live with him the rest of his life. Mar. 3, 1831. (Hezekiah
Ellington's Interrogatories go with the childrens).
CHIVERS, THOMAS dec'd. Division of slaves by mutual
agreement of the heirs. No date. Signed by: Thos. H.
Chivers, Samuel Wingfield, Robt. Chivers, Francis West, Jas.
Chivers, John Mercer, Joel Chivers, Pleasant Wilkinson.
Voucher from Pleasant Wilkinson for slave Primas in the
list. Signed Jul. 21, 1810.
CRUTCHER, HENRY dec'd. est. Returns of John T. Graves,
admr. 6 pieces of gold, 2 for $5.00, 4 for $4.25. A note of
hand on Timothy Walton of Ala., which was traded to Lemuel
Wootten etc. No date. Recorded Apr. 1827. Receipt of
Ignatius Semmes, M. D., for visit at night to Mr. Gibsons,
CHAUDION, JESSE M. dec'd. Abner Wise app admr de bonis
non. Sep. 6, 1830.
COSBY, LUCY orph of Garland Cosby. David Cosby app. gdn
Jan. 4, 1830.
CHRISTMAS, ROBERT dec'd. Maria Felixina Christmas and Wm.
G. Gilbert app admrs Jul. 9, 1799. F. H. Gilbert, Sec. Wm.
G. Gilbert gdn of Robt. Christmas board and tuition for
1813. Hire of slaves Len, Lindsay and Dixon. Received of the
est of John Christmas, willed by him to Robt. Christmas,
dec'd and now held as the property of Robt. Chirstmas, Jr.,
CALHOON, DAVID dec'd. Inv. May 29, 1787. Slave Poll, 200
acres within three miles of Washington Town and 36 acres
within two miles, 1 pr. silver knee buckles, 2 fur hats,
tailors goose, bodkin, sheers and thimble. John Brownfield,
Edward and Wm. Maxwell, apprs. Book "D D" folio 100 Recorded
Jun. 20, 1787. Daniel Terondet, R. P.
COHORN, CORNELIUS. Plat of grant for 400 acres on Little
river adj Findleys and John Howards land. Warrant Feb. 7,
1785, executed Feb. 10, 1785 by Ignatius Few, D. S.
COHRON, JOSEPH dec'd. Joshua Morgan surviving excr.
Returns for Jun. 16, 1825, paid Buford Bird, Jesse Cohron,
Jacob Hogue, Richard Heath, Jas. Cohron, James as atty for
John Cohron, all as per receipts (not found), paid myself by
retaining the same, $1145.24 each. Returns for 1833. Sale of
tract of land in Wilkes Co. 1824, $500.00. Receipt of Henry
Hight, admr Richard Heath, dec'd for Richard's distributive
share of proceeds of land. Receipt of Elizabeth and Seth
Moore, May 7, 1822 for slaves Ralph and Mary, horse, beds
etc "the personal est willed me by my husband Jos. Cohron,
dec'd." Joshua Morgan and John Scott, excrs. Seth and wife
Elizabeth Moore protest the dower set aside by order of
court Dec. 16, 1822.
COHRON, JOSEPH orph of Joseph, dec'd. Returns for
1824-26-27-28-29 and 1830 show paid Seth Moore for board and
clothes. Buford Bird, gdn. Returns for 1831 shows paid Wm.
Belk for making coffin $14.00, Paid Joshua Morgan, admr of
est of Jos. Cohron, minor, dec'd. $1111.89 Mar. 15, 1832.
CREWS, JAMES dec'd. Benedictine Crews app. admx. Richard
J. Willis app admr Dec. 6, 1831. Writ of dower in 236 acres
on Clarks creek. Mrs. Benedictine Crews, wid of Jas. Crews,
dec'd Mar. 24, 1824. John T. Crews, Richard J. Willis, gdn.
Returns, paid board 1832, paid Mrs. B. Crews board 1833, and
Jos. T. McLaughlin tuition. To money advanced him at Sardis,
1834. To half the amount of sale of land 1834 Pulaski Co.
Returns of R. J. Willis gdn of the orphs for 1833. To
expense of sale of a tract of land in Harris Co. May 1833
which was drawn by said orphs. Paid Stephen W. Barkwell
of Susan Crews, Thos. N. Heard husband of Emily Crews, S.
H. Willis husband of Nancy Crews, Benedictine Crews, wid of
Jas. Crews, dec'd their distributive shares of above land
and perishable property of the est all in 1833.
CREWS, STANLEY dec'd. Warrant of appraisement Feb. 7,
1793. Petition of heirs Nov. 1800 for div of 570 acres on
Clarks creek. viz; Martin Crews, Agnes Crews, wid., for
herself and as gdn of Betsy and Francis Crews, minors; Simon
Hughes in right of his wife Patsy; Benajah Smith in right of
Clayton Talbot who intermarried with Polly Crews; Susannah,
James, and John Crews, and the heirs of Nancy Crews.
CREWS, AGNES, dec'd. Petition of Chas. Morton in right of
his wife Fanny late Fanny Crews, with Elizabeth Crews "yet
an infant" to divide the land now held in co-partnership
with said Elizabeth, Jul. 3, 1804, 28 1/2 acres surveyed for
Chas. Morton and Betsy Crews each, being the real estate of
said Agnes Crews, dec'd. Dec. 21, 1804.
CALLAWAY, JOB, Sr., receipt for pay for five pounds
feathers bought by Harris Coleman Nov. 30, 1791.
COCHRAN, PARMENAS dec'd est. Division of slaves Oct. 9,
1817. To wid Asenath slave Darcus and to her dau Asenath,
Darcus' two children Harrison and Alex. Stephens Evans,
admr. Asenath Cochran, gdn of Asenath Cochran, orph board
for 1818. Return of Thos. Booles, gdn for 1819-20 board and
CORBETT, JAMES dec'd. Jos. W. Robinson, excr. Receipt of
Orson Douglas for Harriett's tuition in advance to
Washington Academy Jan. 5, 1818. Receipt of J. Ingraham for
tuition for Amanda in music and first class and from Beaty
Thompson for board for 1818 at Powelton Academy. Receipts of
John R. Anderson for $526.00 and his part of the 283 acres
adj Washington, and of Andrew Rembert for $500.00 from sale
of slave Nancy, specifically willed to Harriett L. Corbett
by her father, sentenced to death for arson, sold out of the
county, and his proportionate share of above land. Jan. 3,
1826. Returns for 1826, paid Andrew Rembert, David Taylor,
Eleanor Corbett and John R. Anderson $815.00 each. Final
returns of John R. Anderson, admr Francis Corbett.
CORBETT, MRS. ELEANOR dec'd. G. G. Norman admr with will
annexed, Jan. 18, 1849. Paid Nicholas Wylie for making
COATS, DRUSILLA dec'd. est. John B. Lennard, admr.
Returns for 1827 paid for plat and grant of land in Lee Co.
and 12 days expenses to see about it. Returns for 1830. To
sale of Lot No. 14, 20th Dst Lee Co.
COATS, ALEXANDER, Henry, Lesley and John, minors of
dec'd. Thos. R. Eidson app gdn. Mar. 1, 1830. Returns for
1831 for Henry and John, paid three months tuition for
Henry, board for both. Paid Jos. Moseley for coffin for
COWAN, WILLIAM dec'd Sarah and Jas. Cowan app. admrs Apr.
4, 1791. Geo. Cowan, test. Called "Excrs of last will and
testament of Wm. Cowan, dec'd"., they are ordered to appear
at next term of court to say why they have not made returns.
Signed Mar. 5, 1800. Bond of Robt. Jenkins to admr est of
Wm. Cowan, dec'd Mar. 1, 1791. Benj. Allen, Sec. Martin
Nalls, test. Returns of Jas. Cowan, admr in 1800. Paid
sundry debts for the est but had lost some of the vouchers
during the troublous times with the Indians. Received of
Matthew Stewart $125.00, balance of cash on hand from sale
of crops etc. James says his mother is so old and infirm she
is not able to attend court. Notes of Wm. Cowan to Wm.
McCree dated 1785, 1787 to be paid in corn, tobacco, cattle
etc. Returns for 1801, nothing received or paid out.
COCHRAN, SAMUEL dec'd. Mary and John Cochran and John
Muckleroy, admrs bond, Jul. 25, 1791. (See will Vol. 1).
COLBERTSON, JOHN dec'd. Martin and John Colbertson, excrs
of last will, bond to Edward Jones, R. P., Mar. 26, 1791.
Thos. Colbert, test.
CAMPBELL, JOHN dec'd. Robt. Campbell's bond as admr Jul.
25, 1791. Wm. Laurence, Sec.
CAMPBELL, DUNCAN G., dec'd Jas. Meriwether app admr Apr.
4, 1829. Francis Meriwether, Asbury and Henry Hull, Jos. J.
Singleton, Thos. Mitchell by his atty Elizur L. Newton, Sec.
Note from Henry Hull of Clarke Co., giving power of atty to
Asbury Hull to sign for him Apr. 2, 1829. List of notes due
the est all to be found.
COLSON, NANCY dau of Jacob Colson late of Wilkes Co.,
dec'd. Bond of Zachariah Lamar gdn Nov. 2, 1786. Reuben
Allen, Burwell Pope, Sec. Benj. Catching, Clk. CORBIN, JOHN
dec'd. Apprs app Oct. 16, 1795. Inv. Oct. 24, 1795.
Nathaniel Bradford, Burwell and Jas. Aycock, Apprs. Notes on
Nathaniel Bradford, Richard Floyd, for Wood of Petersburgh,
and on Anderson Hartsfield all due Dec. 1792. Elizabeth
Corbin makes returns Jan. 9, 1798. Paid Winnifred Wilder's
note of $12.00. Paid Godfrey Hartsfield's account $1.22.
COOKSEY, HEZEKIAH dec'd. Apprs app Mar. 29, 1829. Returns
for 1829 Paid Henry Thompson's expenses to Ala. on business
of the est.
COLE, WILLIAM, Sr., dec'd. est. Jarvis Brook and Robt.
Armor, admrs. Returns for 1833 paid Jane Smith, Robt. Armor,
Wm. Edminds, Sr., David R. Hay, John Pratt, Sr.,
distributees $177.00 each and retained the same, being the
share of Mrs. Brooks. By sale of land in Wilkes
Co., and amount received of the est of Wm. Cole, Jr.
Retained for Robt. Armor and Jarvis Brook their distributive
shares. Returns for 1834, expenses to Marion Co. to sell
land of the est, to Pike Co., to settle a case vs Jas.
COLE, SARAH C., dec'd. Wm. Cole app admr May 7, 1827.
Paid tuition to Francis M. Thompson 1823-24, Elijah Norman
1825, Caleb Sappington 1826. Paid for his part of plat Lot
No. 192, 12th Dist. Henry Co. Rent of land in Jasper Co.
1825-26. Same return for Sarah C. Cole, ward. Caleb
Sappington's receipt for tuition for Wm. T. Cole 1826. Paid
Wm. T. Cole his distributive share 1838.
CHURCH, CONSTANTINE dec'd. est. Returns for 1830, paid
Mary R. Church for two years board and clothing for Agnes E.
Church, orph. Mary R., rented house and lot in Washington,
harness shop and lot and plantation on Fishing creek rented.
Receipts of Mary R. Church 1827 and later for her
distributive share. Receipts 1834 from Thos. Hamilton, gdn
to Jas. Render, admr for Agnes E. Church's distributive
share. Est. of Constantine Charch debtor to New Bedford
Mercury, 1813-18. Account certified in New Bedford, Mass. by
Benj. Lindsey. Note from C. Church trustee to Mrs. Susan
Whitley to receive Jas. Cob and Ann Charlton into her school
COMBS, PAMELIA, Jane and Mary Ann and Pamelia Combs gdn
of Franklin Combs. Putman Co. Ga., power of atty to Wm.
Combs of this state to receive from Philip Combs, admr of
Phillip Combs, Sr. dec'd of Wilkes Co., all we are due as
legatees Mar. 24, 1838. Another paper, Pamelia Combs of
Putman Co., gdn of Francis Combs, orph in right of his
father, Jas. Combs, dec'd, power of atty to Wm. Combs for
the same purpose for said orph Francis, son of Jas. Combs,
dec'd Apr. 2, 1838. Receipt of Wm. Hammock and Daniel Lee to
Philip Combs for $42.00 for the heirs of Nancy Hammock Aug.
8, 1838. Receipt of Wm., Jane and Nancy Hammock and Martha
Combs of Wilkes Co. for their share, except part of land in
Telfair Co., Feb. 26, 1838. Receipt of Daniel C. Jackson for
Martha Jackson's share Mar. 8, 1838. Martha Jackson's
receipt for money, walnut chest etc collected from Robt. B.
Washington as part of her share, Dec. 6, 1836. Jas.
Woodroofs receipt for his distributive share, Jun. 5, 1838.
Wm. Hammock's receipt for his share, Aug. 8, 1838.
COMBS, THOMAS EUDALY, dec'd. Jas. Dorough app admr, Jan.
11, 1831. Returns for 1831, paid Margaret Combs $30.00.
COMBS, ZACHARIAH dec'd. Henry Rose app. admr, Jan. 1,
CRANE, GLOVER dec'd orphans of, Wm. Owen, gdn. Receipt
for two notes on Pleasant & Carronton in the state of Va.,
for $790.00 due the est of Glover Crane, May 17, 1802.
CUNNINGHAM, ALEXANDER and John, orphs of Patrick
dec'd. Robt. Cunningham, gdn. Receipt of M. Waddle for
their classical tuition at the Vienna Academy, May 25, 1802.
Returns 1800, travelling expenses to Columbia and
Charleston, S. C. on business and to Columbia to rent the
Congaree lands. Paid for copy of Thos. Browns will. Order of
David Cunningham to pay note to Felix Gilbert and sons in
1790 out of his part of the est. Paid Jos. Gray his share of
the cotton. Receipt of David Cunningham for $145.00, Jan.
1804, Eugunia Cunningham, test. Travelling expenses of Wm.
McClung one of the admrs to Columbia to get an order for
sale of the Congaree land in 1805. Rent of above land
collected in 1807.
CUNNINGHAM, MARGARET orph of Patrick Cunningham, dec'd.
Returns of Wm. McClung, gdn tuition 1802-1804.
CUNNINGHAM, JOHN, debtor, to R. Worsham order to seize
any and all goods to satisfy a judgment of Harris Coleman
Nov. 15, 1790.
COLLEY, JOHN dec'd. est. Francis Colley, excr. Receipt of
Sarah Colley, wid for her part in full Jan. 6, 1823. Receipt
of Welcome Fanning for his wife, formerly Louisa Colley for
horse etc left by the will. No date. Receipt of Jas. V.
Brown for his wife formerly Mary Colley for $100.00 left by
said John Colley in his will to his dau Polly, Nov. 29,
1816. Returns for 1835, paid the above and John Peteet, and
excr retained his own share.
COLLEY, SARAH dec'. Inv and sale Mar. 12, 1834. Francis
Colley, admr. Returns for 1835 paid Spain Colley, Welcome
Fanning, John Perteet and the excrs own share.
COX, ANN CLARK dec'd. Warrant of appraisement, Jan. 15,
COX, MARY dec'd. Warrant of appraisement Dec. 5, 1794.
Susannah Cox, excr. Wm. Gillam, Jas. Burns, Wm. Puryear,
COX, PLEASANT dec'd. Warrant of appraisement Jan. 15,
1794. Susannah. Cox and David Ellington, admrs. Returns Jul.
23, 1800, John Billups and Susannah his wife, late Susannah
Cox, admrs. The whole est in their hands agreeable to the
COX, JESSE, admr in right of his wife late wid of Richard
Aycock, dec'd, Receipt of Richard Aycock, Jr. "one of the
heirs of said dec'd," for $52.00, Jul. 20, 1801.
COX, ABRAHAM of Fauquir Co. Va. (Copy of will) Desirous
to leave my fortune which God has blessed me with in as much
peace as may be and that I may have nothing of this world to
encumber my thoughts on eternity, I make this my last will
etc. To dau Mary Winn and dau-in-law Elizabeth Cox the upper
part of my land adj John Bridwell and Leven French, and
slaves Lucy and Nancy. Final division to their children. To
dau. Winn slaves Fanny and Rachel. To son Zachariah and Ann
Cox the other part of the land at death of my wife.
To son Zachariah slaves Dick, Simon and Sally. To dau Ann
slaves Hannah and Jarrard. Whichever dies first, if without
heirs, Zach or Ann, the other to inherit their share, if
both die without heirs, then to sons Thos. and Wm. and the
children of Mary Winn. To wife Elizabeth slaves Harry,
Jinney, and Rose, stock etc and that part of land for life
left to Zachariah and Ann Cox. Son Wm. to have one of the
slaves devised to wife Elizabeth. Wife Elizabeth, son
Zachariah and grandson Jas. Cox, excrs. Feb. 1, 1803. Jas.
Cowles, Enoch O'Rear, Jos. Dilley, Test.
Proved by all three at a court held for Fauquier Co. Jul.
25, 1803 A true copy, John A. W. Smith, Clerk.
Georgia Putman Co. By virtue of a commission issuing from
Wilkes Co., interrogatories made to Frances Wright. Only the
answers given: She says she knows Wm. Cox, Andrew Ruddle and
Robt. Flournoy, but neither of the others. She knew a negro
woman Hannah in possession of Nancy Cox, which she came
possessed of under the will of her father Abraham Cox. Nancy
brought Hannah from Va., upwards of 30 years ago, and sold
her to Andrew Ruddle about 1804. Before the sale was made
Wm. Cox notified Ruddle that Nancy had only a life est in
the negro and my father then exhibited to the said Ruddle a
copy of said Abraham Cox's will. Ruddle said he would give
just as much for the slave regardless of the will. He knew
when he bought her the exact circumstances. Nancy also had a
slave Jarrett, the last time I saw Hannah she was in
possession of Andrew Ruddle and the last time I saw Jarrett
he was in possession of said Nancy. If Nancy had any other
slaves I do not know it. I have never heard it disputed that
Nancy has been dead two years. Feb. 1, 1828. Irby Hudson, J.
CRATON, JOHN dec'd est. Mary Ann and Sylvester Craton,
excrs. Lewis R. Beaman, one of the heirs in right of his
wife Susannah, formerly Susannah Craton, claims not all the
property was appraised and demands another inv. No date.
Receipt of Elizabeth M. Wilkinson for $100.00 which was left
her in her fathers will, Apr. 27, 1827. Receipt of Lewis W
Beaman same amount and date. Div. of seven slaves among the
eight legatees agreeable to the will, viz: the eight oldest
grandchildren, Bennett, Jefferson, Washington, and John J.
Wheeler, Julian Bray, Richard H., and John C. Stokes and
John Walton. Sep. 4, 1832. Dr. A. D. Stathams receipt 1827.
Letter from Dr. Jas. Cullinan to Mrs. Craton in regard to
his bill, dated Tarvers Mills, Apr. 12, 1827. Jos. Moseley's
receipt for one mahogany coffin, $70.00, 1827.
CREIGHTON, ANDREW dec'd. est. Land sold on conditions of
securing titles, Lots 298 and 121, 14th Dist. Wilkinson now
Telfair Co., and No. 263, 21st. Dist. Wilkinson now Telfair
Co., sale forbid by Chenoth
Peteet. Returns for 1817, Christopher Orr, excr. Expenses
of Jonathan Orr to Telfair, Pulaski, Twiggs and Wayne
CHANEY, GREENBERRY dec'd est. Henry Karr, admr. Returns
1791. Paid 2273 paper dollars in 1779 to Wm. Moore.
CATCHING, BENJAMIN dec'd. Apprs. app Sep. 17, 1798, Milly
and Benj. Catching, admrs. Inv. shows slaves Jinny given to
Wm. Ashmore; Sharper to Benj. Catching; Geo. to Seymore
Catching, bay filly to Philip Catching. Div of est Jan. 8,
1801, the wid Milly Catching for herself and gdn of Jos.,
Jonathan and Silas Catching; Benj, Philip, and Seymore
Catching and Wm. Ashmore, distributees. Receipt of Jos.
Catching to Mildred Catching, admx for $327.00 in 1804.
Receipts Joseph, Seymore, Jonathan and Philip Catching to
Spencer and Mildred Carleton, admrs, Jun. 1806, Jan. 1807,
of Silas Catching 1810.
CLEMMONS, JAMES dec'd est. Wm. B. Clemmons, admr. Returns
1833 paid for citation etc., admrs expenses to Cass Co. to
sell land. Dr. C. J. Ward transfers his account to Mrs.
Nancy Clemmons. Receipt of Nancy Clemmons for 66c, it being
her dower in 40 acres of land in Cass Co., drawn by Jas.
Clemmons. Signed Apr. 8, 1835.
CARTER, JOHN dec'd est. Chas. R. Carter, excr. Division
of slaves Mar. 9, 1822. Lot No. 1 to G. W. Carter, Lot No. 2
to Jos. A. Carter, Lot No. 3 to Jas. Carter, Lot No. 4 to
John C. Carter.
CARTER, JAMES dec'd. Warrant of appraisement Nov. 29,
1797. John M. Carter, admr. Inv. shows slaves Jinney, Anney,
Webb, Tom, Harry, Cook, Bob and Zimony, bay horse,
portmanteau etc. Receipt of Alex. McLaws of Augusta for
board, horse feed and wine 1798. Returns 1800, from 1797
paid Mrs. Lettice Winn $378.00, paid Stokely Morgan $100.00.
CARTER, ISAIAH & EDWARD, minors, heirs of Isaiah Carter
late of Burke Co. dec'd. Application and appointment of Wm.
Stone gdn Nov. Term 1817, Burke Co. Ga. App gdn of Edward in
Wilkes Co. Nov. 1828. Paid Samuel Barnett, Treas. Washington
Academy tuition 1828. Affidavit of Samuel Sturges, Ordy of
Burke Co. that the within (not found) contains all
proceedings of Wm. Stone as gdn of Edward Carter, Jan. 10,
1829. Last return for Edward 1830, paid Samuel Barnett
tuition. No mention made of Isaiah Carter, minor in any of
CARLETON, ROBERT dec'd est. Jacob Carleton and Jas.
Matthews, excrs. Returns Feb. 6, 1800, from 1796. Property
willed to Robt. Carleton, Jr., Jacob Carleton, Lucy
Carleton, John Freeman, Jas. Matthews and the est of Henry
Carleton, dec'd all delivered. Petition of John Bradford,
Jr. for titles to 380 acres of land on Broad river,
bond for title having been given Jan. 10, 1805 by Robt.
and Jacob Carleton, Jacob having died since.
CARLETON, ISAAC dec'd. Warrant of appraisement Feb. 16,
1797. Robt. Carleton, admr. Receipt Mar. 10, 1801 for a
balance of $35.00 in the hands of the admr of Isaac
Carleton, dec'd, of John Freeman, Jas. Matthews, Jacob,
Robt. and Lucy Carleton "heirs of said dec'd."
CARLETON, ISHAM dec'd est. Stephen Carleton, admr. To
Robt. Carleton 1797, 1 beaver skin. Bill of Robt. Thompson
of Petersburg for mdse, 1798.
CARLETON, HENRY dec'd. Lucy Carleton app admx Jan.
(???)Stephen Carleton, Sec. Returns for 1792 Paid Nathaniel
Rossiter. To $232.00 received of Jacob Carleton and Jas.
Matthews, excrs Robt. Carleton, Jr. Returns of sale Feb. 22,
1817, Henry, Clevises, Stephen, Joshua and Lucy Carleton
principal purchasers. "Mrs. Carleton is not sure but what
she has made above returns, but as she is going away she
makes this one".
CARLETON, MILDRED dec'd. est. Ann Arnett, admx. Bills for
mdse 1840-42 found.
COLEMAN, HARRIS, his receipt to John Walker, admr of John
Smith, dec'd for $20.00 "it being part of a legacy due me".
Mar. 19, 1802.
COLEMAN, DANIEL dec'd est. Harris Coleman, admr.
Commissioners to adjust amounts between the estates of
Daniel Coleman and Geo. Osborne, report Aug. 15, 1795. Est.
of Daniel Coleman, dec'd to est of Geo. Osborne, dec' Jan.
17, 1787, to the purchase of sundry articles and interest,
one third of which is mentioned as Mrs. Coleman's dower,
later in the account she takes dower of what remains of
Daniel Coleman's est after paying Osborne's est their claim.
No admr or excr or heirs mentioned of Osborne. Receipts of
Philip Brantley and John Harris for cash for getting out two
grants of land in 1784 from Surveyor Generals office. Signed
1787. Commissioners of Washington vs Harris Coleman, excr
and interest on the same from Oct. 4, 1784 (Probably town
lots). Receipts of Gilbert Hay and Thompson Bird 1794 for
attending Miss Catharine Coleman (both doctors). Receipt of
Nicholas Long, Feb. 19, 1793 for L4—4s, which he has paid
to Howell Harris of Va. to whom this est owed the above
amount. Articles of agreement between Mrs. Susannah Coleman
and Harris Coleman Feb. 8, 1789, "In case any accounts come
up against the est of Daniel Coleman, dec'd or Geo.
Roseborough, dec'd, we are bound to settle them as such
accounts have heretofore been settled by us." H. Mounger,
Wm. Roseborough, Test. Affidavit of Harris Coleman May 7,
1803 that he obtained from John King of Camden Co. Ga. Nov.
1795 an order on John Hanson of Wilkes Co. for L126 which
King said was in payment for land sold John Hanson
in Wilkes Co., that said order was taken to Columbia Co.
as testimony in a case and is lost. Lyman Hall, Gov. vs
Daniel Coleman and John Hill for L37. . 2s. Nathan Brownson
in 1781 then Gov. of Ga., and which they have refused to
pay. Verdict in favor of state. No date.
CHAMBERLAYNE, JOHN dec'd Warrant of appraisement Nov. 26,
1814. John Henley, admr, 4 slaves.
CADE, ROBERT dec'd est. Diannah Cade, admx. Receipt of
John Holiday, Clk for $1.25 for a warrant for 2000 acres in
her name for the heirs of Robt. Cade, dec'd Nov. 2, 1823.
Commr's met at late residence of Robt. Cade, Jr. Dec. 22,
1828 to divide the personal est of Robt. Cade, Sr., dec'd
among the heirs and distributees of said est. 8 slaves each
allotted to Eliza, James, Wm., and Guilford Cade and T.
Pullen. Drury B. Cade was gdn of Eliza, Jas. and Guilford
Cade 1830. Diannah Cade was gdn of Eliza, Wm., Guilford and
Jas., in 1823. Div. of slaves of Robt. Cade, Sr. dec'd.
Diannah Cade, admx Jan. 21, 1824. One lot each to Bird
Saffold in right of his wife Matilda dau of said dec'd, one
each to Drury B., and Robt. Cade sons of said dec'd. The
rest left in the hands of the admx for future distribution
between herself and the other children, namely Wm., Jas.,
and Guilford and Eliza, children of the dec'd. Dower to wid
Diannah Cade, remainder to Robt., Drury B., Wm., Jas.,
Guilford and Eliza Cade and Bird Safford in right of his
wife Matilda Apr. 8, 1824.
CADE, JAMES, Sr. dec'd est. General division ordered Dec.
7, 1847. Nine distributees; Bedford, Robt., Lemuel W., and
Jas. Cade, Wm. Irons, Winnifred Burks, Reuben Carter and the
heirs of Argyle Norman, Wm. Baird and the heirs of Hatch
Dent, dec'd and the representatives of Guilford Cade, dec'd
DICKEN, JOSEPH dec'd est. Richard Dicken, admr. Receipts
of Sarah Dicken, John Dicken, Jos. Dicken and of John as gdn
of Absolom Dicken, their shares of their fathers est. All in
DICKEN, CATHARINE, orph of Jos. Dicken, dec'd John
dicken, Jr. gdn. Returns for 1809 cost of letters of
guardianship 1810, paid for grant of land. Received of
Richard Dicken in 1809 $60.00 for her use.
DAVIS, WILLIAM to Jordan W., son of his friend and
neighbor Jordan Kinnebrew (minor 8 or 9 years old), both of
177th. Dist Wilkes Co., 2 1/2 acres on east bank of Little
river. Deed of gift Feb. 12, 1830.
DENNIS, JOHN, Note to Foulis Thompson & Co., for 18
pounds received at New Glasgow, Dec. 6, 1773.
DOUGLAS, GEORGE. Note of hand to Thos. Harford, Aug. 5,
1783. John Williams, Elijah Wasden, test.
DOWNS, WILLIAM, Receipt to Jas. Mendinghall for surveying
250 acres on Reedy creek for Elizabeth Kirk. Jun. 2, 1777.
DOOLY, GEORGE vs. Daniel Johnson, attachment. Jury finds
for the pltff L60 with interest from Mar. 1, 1784 till paid.
Wm. Greaves, Foreman. John Clarke, Sheriff levies on 200
acres on Mill creek, Jul. 28, 1790, property of said
DOOLEY, JOHN M., petition to be admitted to the Bar,
having studied under John Matthews, Esqr. Nov. 2, 1796.
DENT, HATCH of Morengo Co. Ala., vs Geo. D. Taylor for
cash lent 1819. Signed July 1821.
DENT, JOSEPH M., to Michael L. Dent for $100.00 all his
interest in the est of Jos. M. Dent, late of the state of
Md., dec'd, and of Mary M. Dent, late of Ga. dec'd. Mar. 15,
DEERING, THOMAS dec'd. est. Robt. Deering, admr. Debts
paid by Mary Deering mentioned in returns 1811.
DICKINSON, FRANCIS B. dec'd. Gainham L. Rakestraw app.
gdn. (of orphs?). Sep. 1, 1834.
DOOLY, JOHN dec'd. Warrant of appraisement Feb. 20, 1794.
Edwin Mounger's receipt to Stern Simmons for a note of John
Dooly to Ebn Smith and certf by Wm. Coats, Esqr respecting
the sale of a tract of land, Jan. 2, 1798. To Stern Simmons
for three months board while he was going to school. To 4
mos. and 13 days board and attendance in his last illness,
to coffin etc, total $14.00. This was in 1790, returned
1796. Sale May 15, 1794, Stern Simmons bought a gold ring
and studs, silk hdkf, linen shirts etc.
DUNCAN, MILES dec'd. Warrant of apprmt. Apr. 18, 1791.
John Ogletree and Ann Duncan excrs. Receipt of Jas. Finley
1793 for surveying land Sep. 1784. Inv. Apr. 23, 1791, shows
60 acres on Kettle creek adj John Cargile and John Edwards.
Acct of John Ogletree against Nancy Ray from 1789 to 1793
for corn etc. Signed Nov. 28, 1793 by Chesley and Nancy Ray.
Wm. Young's acct against John Ogletree 1784-86 for mdse and
blacksmith work, and against Miles Duncan for stocking gun
1783. John Ogletree, Chesley Ray and Nancy his wife, late
Nancy Duncan, excrs declare to D. Terrell, R. P. that they
have paid all debts and the last two acknowledge they have
received the est agreeable to the will, Jul. 21, 1800.
DUNCAN, JOHN TAPLEY dec'd. Warrant of apprmt, Feb. 25,
1799. Betsy Duncan, admx.
DUGAS, LEWIS dec'd. Sale Apr. 22, 1808. Acct of Louis
Picquet paid by Mrs. V. Dugas, admx.
DAWSEY, JARRETT dec'd est. Return of Pleasant Lawson in
right of his wife Nancy Dawsey, excx. Jan. 1825 Paid notes
DUHEM, PETER of Welch (Wilkes Co.) Ga., planter but now
Island of Port Au Prince Saint Domingo, bond to Geo.
Murray and Jas. McHardy under the firm name of Murray &
McHardy of the Province, merchant, for 340 Spanish milled
dollars. Dec. 22, 1794. Lucien Lackey, Test. The petition
says Peter Duhem, otherwise called Peter Duhem de Montrony.
Mr. DuBois files at Jeremie or Geremie power to collect.
DOUGLAS, WILLIAM dec'd. Geo. Douglas and Samuel Keith app
admrs. Dec. 15, 1791. Warrant of apprmt same date, 1 slave
Dick. Warrant of apprmt Oct. 18, 1797, Martha and Samuel
Douglas, admrs. Returns 1800, received of Jas. McCammon
$5.00. Receipts of Wm., Francis and Thos. Douglas, Sterling
Jenkins and John Shearman in 1810 to Samuel and Martha
Douglas, admrs. $511.79 each in full of their legacies.
Receipts of all these and of Francis Jenkins for their
shares of the real estate 40 1/2 acres each, 1811. Samuel
Douglas gives receipt for his legacy of money and land 1811.
Francis Jenkins gives his receipt for $511.79 Mar. 3, 1817
to Samuel Douglas, admr.
DAVIDSON, WILLIAM dec'd. Inv. Apr. 13, 1813, 1 horse,
silver watch gold ring, knee buckles, gold locket, several
Latin books, 8 vols of Spectator, 2 maps of France and
DAY, DAVID dec'd. Inv. Apr. 23, 1790. Feather bed, pewter
dishes, chest, joiners tools, 1 mare and colt, 6 cows and
calves all the est. Receipt of Daniel Terondet, R. P., Dec.
20, 1789 to Nathaniel Jackson for 25 shillings for letters
of admn. Recorded in Book "D D" p. 14.
DARRACOTT, THOMAS dec'd. est. Wm., and John Darracott,
excrs. Receipt of Elizabeth Darracott Nov. 20, 1795, for L4.
10s Va. currency it being part of the money collected for
the est of Thos. Darracott. Returns for 1796, paid John
Dabney in Va., L5.
DUNISON, DARBY dec'd est. Apprmnt Dec. 6, 1782 by Thos.
McSwain, Benj. Moseley and Chas. Parks.
DAWSON, ROBERT dec'd. Inv. by John Smith, Henry B. Gibson
and Harris Coleman. No date. Recorded in Book "D D" folio
DUKE, HENRY dec'd. Apprs app Nov. 9, 1790, Jas. Rutledge,
Wm. Duke, and Glenn Owen. Recorded in Book "D D" page 15.
DUKE, CHARLES dec'd est. Dolly Williams, admr. Returns
for 1814 show receipts of Rebeckah, Leviney and Aristotle G.
Duke and Wm. Killgore for their legacies (Dorothy was wid of
Chas. and signed Dorothy Duke up to 1807)
DAVIS, JOHN dec'd Wm. Davis app. admr. Jul. 26, 1791.
Jas. Bishop, Sec.
DAVIS, BENJAMIN dec'd. Bird Booker Tindall, excr. Warrant
of apprmt Nov. 19, 1792. John Griffeth, Isaac David and John
swear before Thos. B. Scott in Elbert Co., Nov. 27, 1792
they have carried out their commission.
DAVIS, AUGUSTIN dec'd. Inv. Oct. 25, 1785. Absolom Davis,
Aquilla Nail and Samuel Musgrove, apprs., 200 acres of
improved land, 200 acres of surveyed land, 96 acres of
surveyed land all adjoining, a man slave, woman Abby, girl
Rose. Recorded in Book "D D" folio 30.
DAVIS. JOSHUA of Mecklenburg Co. Va., note of hand to
Geo. Lumpkin of Wilkes Co. Ga., $1222.00, for value received
Feb. 25, 1785. John Lumpkin, Vines Collier, Test.
DAVIS, JONATHAN dec'd ext. Returns of Wm. Davis, excr
1818. Paid legacies of Jesse and Zachariah Phillips sons of
Milly Phillips, paid Jos. T. Duke in right of his wife, paid
John Davis, paid Samuel S. Simmons in right of his wife,
paid Jesse H. Goss, atty for Susanna Goss, paid Jas.
Hitchcock, paid Wm. Goodall atty for Lucy Goodall.
DAVIS, DARDEN dec'd. est. Returns of Samuel Brooks, admr.
for 1827 shows paid for repairing gig which Davis broke when
he got killed. Returns for 1826 expenses of admr "going
where Davis was killed, collecting up his property and
bringing it to my house." Two days expenses going to S. C.,
to bring some slaves to be appraised and taking them back to
finish work begun.
DOSSEY, JARRETT dec'd est. Nancy and Thos. B. Dossey,
excrs. Returns for 1821 paid for land grant for wid and
orphs. Returns for 1823, Nancy Lawson, excx, formerly Nancy
DODSON, IGNATIUS and CHLOE, dec'd. Chas. Dodson, admr.
Thos. J. Dodson, orph Richard May appd gdn Jan. 5, 1829.
Board and tuition for 1829. Returns for 1832 board for 7
months, bought horse and saddle. Chloe Ann Dodson, now Chloe
Ann Arnold. Returns of R. J. Willis, gdn received her
slaves, Hezekiah, Rhoda and Geo. and her part of sale of
DuBOSE, WILLIAM E. petition to Wm. H. Crawford, Judge of
Superior Courts of Northern Circuit saying Ezekiel DuBose of
Lincoln Co., died (???)intestate leaving a widow, Margaret
E. DuBose, Mary Anthony, Harriett S., Louisa M., Julia Ann,
Edwin E., Jas. R., Caleb S., and Wm. E. DuBose, your orator
his only heirs and distributees; that Micajah T. Anthony was
app. admr. (???) (???)and Laurence G. Toombs of Wilkes Co.
was app gdn of your orator then a minor under 21, and as
such Micajah T. Anthony delivered the slaves to him.
Subsequently, Dec. 18, 1824 had a settlement with said
Toombs as gdn. Later the land of Ezekiel DuBose, dec'd was
sold, and Micajah T. Anthony turned over your orators share
to said Toombs, gdn. Later said Toombs died and Wm. H. Pope
was app. admr., since which time your orator has arrived at
majority. Said Pope refuses to turn over to said orator his
inheritance. Whereas it is decreed by the
Court that the complainant recover $2119.00 with interest
from Jul. 25, 1832.
DuBOSE, EZEKIEL, Dr. dec'd of Lincoln Co. Inv. Jan. 18,
1820 Div. of slaves May 3, 1821. Lot No. 1 Edwin E. DuBose,
Lot No. 2 Jas. R. DuBose, Lot No. 3 Margaret E. DuBose, Lot
No. 4 Wm. E. DuBose, Lot No. 5 Harriett E. DuBose, Lot No. 6
Martha Julian DuBose, Lot No. 7 Caleb Sidney DuBose, Lot No.
8 Jos. W. Bibb in right of his wife.
DYSON, JOHN dec'd. John H. Dyson app. admr. Nov. 3, 1829.
Mortgage to 407 acres on Fishing and Uptons creeks whereon
said Dyson lives. John Dyson to Sanders W. Ray Jan. 5, 1827.
DANIEL, WILLIAM dec'd. Mercy or Marcy Daniel app excx.
Jos. Echols, excr Apr. 7, 1791. Jos. Echols hire of two
young slaves till 1799, Nance and Joe willed to Daniel Tibs
by Wm. Daniel, dec'd. Returns of Jos. Echols and John
Tarver, excrs 1802 hire of two young slaves.
DANIEL, THOMAS dec'd. Petition of Henry F. Daniel and
Jas. A. Daniel an infant under 21 years, by his gdn. Zacheus
Wright, John T. Daniel, Amanda F. Daniel by her natural gdn,
Mary Daniel saying that in 1825 Thos. Daniel late of said
county died intestate leaving a large est of houses, lands,
stock in trade, slaves etc to the amount of $20,000.00, died
without issue and unmarried leaving the following legal
heirs and distributees, towit, Cunningham Daniel of Wilkes
Co., John T. Daniel of Talliaferro Co., David and Jane
Daniel, brothers and sisters of said dec'd each entitled to
one ninth. Also Jas. Daniel, since dec'd as his legal heirs;
Margaret Sankey wife of Wm. Sankey, formerly Margaret
Daniel, Mary Watts wife of (???)Watts formerly Mary Daniel
and Sarah Daniel now the wife of Wm. Daniel. Also a sister
Sarah Ellington, wife of Josiah Ellington formerly Sarah
Daniel both of whom are now dec'd, leaving as their
representatives Simeon, William, Thos., Elizabeth and Jane
Ellington. Also Wm. Daniel since dec'd leaving Elizabeth and
Wm. Daniel as his represen-tatives. Also Richard Daniel,
since dec'd leaving one heir unknown to your orator. Also
Samuel Daniel, his brother who died previous to the death of
said Thos. Daniel, leaving your orators and oratrix his
children his legal heirs and representatives making in all
nine shares which should be divided according to law. We
further show that in 1825 Cunningham and John T. Daniel were
app admrs, that they returned an inv. of the est. and sold
part of the est including slaves, as shown be records from
the office of Ordinary, which they believe does not cover
the est but they have used for themselves. Orders to admrs
Jan. 21, 1831 to appear at court in Feb.
DANIEL, RICHARD S., dec'd est. Petition of Cunningham
Daniel, admr. to divide the est Jan. 1, 1821. For Wm. S.
Morgan slaves Reddick, Aggy and Spencer and $200.00. To
Frances E. Daniel slaves Scott,
Berry and Flora. Returns for 1820 show sold Lot 51, 26th
Dist., Twiggs Co. Returns for 1829 paid Wm. S. Morgan in
full. Returns as gdn of Frances E. Daniel paid Wm. S. Morgan
board and clothes 1828-29.
EVANS, DAVID dec'd est. Petition for div. Aug. 5, 1811
signed by Wm., Jesse, Arden and Mary Evans and Anderson
EVANS, ELIZABETH wid. of Stephen Evans, dec'd. Petition
for dower of land on Kettle creek conveyed to said Stephen
by the admrs of Wm. Evans, dec'd. Feb. Term 1821.
EVANS, WILLIAM dec'd. est. Susannah Cunningham, minor of
Wm., and wid. of Jas. Cunningham, dec'd. Inv. of her
property Mar. 15, 1823 as returned by Jas. Evans, gdn.
Receipt of Daniel Lee to Jas. Evans, excr of Wm. Evans,
dec'd for $200.00 in part of his legacy Apr. 10, 1828.
EVANS, SUSANNAH (Original will not recorded). To sons
John C., Stephen, Wm., and Arden Evans $1.00 each "they
being my several son's part of my est after my death." To
dau Ann Stark for life slave Jinny upon her paying 12 months
after my death two thirds of her value to Susannah Slaton
and Sarah Slaton to make the three daus. equal, final div to
heirs of Ann Stark. To daus Susannah and Sarah Slaton a
slave Rachel one to pay the other half her value. final div
to their children. Bed etc to each of above named daus. John
Evans, sole excr. Dec. 29, 1807. Daniel Sladen, Samuel
Johns, Test. Caveat. Daniel Slaton, Arden Evans and others
vs Elisha and Samuel Slayton, for application of letters of
administration. Because they intend to embezzle the est. and
have already done so, and because they are not next of kin
to Susannah and not entitled to letters of admn. Probated
Dec. 29, 1807, both declaring they were present and saw
Susannah acknowledge etc.
EVANS, SUSANNAH dec'd. Personal est divided May 6, 1817
on petition of Samuel Slaton, admr with will annexed. Elisha
Slaton, Samuel Slaton and Wm. Robinson, gdn of the orphs of
Philip J. Stark, dec'd. drew certain slaves each, which
appeared to be the whole of the est.
EDDWINGTON or ETHERINGTON, JAMES dec'd. Returns of Cyrus
Billingslea for 1800 shows he married the wid. Elizabeth.
ERWIN, JOHN dec'd. est. John Erwin, admr. Returns for
1807 shows receipts of Margaret, Josiah, Mary and Rachel
Erwin, and Obediah and Jas. Edge in full of their shares of
said est. Mar. 9, 1807.
EARLY, ELIZABETH, Her receipt to excrs of her father
Jacob Early's est for her share of slaves, a horse, bed etc.
Jan. 10, 1795. Polly Early, Test. Returns of Jesse Heard and
wife, excrs, paid tax 1796 sold 100 acres on Long creek.
Petition of Elizabeth C. Branham to
May Term of Court 1809 to have accepted a copy of a deed
made 1804 by Buckner Harris and Elizabeth Early, excrs of
Jacob Early, dec'd. for 100 acres on Beaverdam creek whereon
Buckner Harris had built a mill, which tract was advertised
as property-of Jacob Early was sold Jun. 3, 1800 when David
Hillhouse bought it for Mrs. Elizabeth C. Branham. Petition
EELLS, ROGER dec'd. David Hillhouse and John Henly app.
admrs. Oct. 27, 1790. Edward Jones, R. P. Receipt of Dr.
Gilbert Hay for medicine and attendance in his last illness.
Returns no date, show several notes of hand, received of
Geo. Walker and Jos. Huntington for books, paid Dr. Poland,
paid Jos. Huntington for clothes.
EUDALY, THOMAS dec'd. Thos. R. Combs app. admr. Jan. 5,
1829. Jas. Dorough app admr debonis non Mar. 7, 1831.
Returns for 1831 paid Dr. John L. Wingfield and Dr. Jas. T.
Hay. Tuition of Wm. Eudaly, minor paid Darling Parham 1831.
EDWARDS, JOHN dec'd est. Note of hand to Thos. Payne Dec.
6, 1785 for L12 to be paid by 1200 pounds of tobacco at
Augusta. Bill of John Milner 1785-86 for mdse. Bill of Wm.
Douglas for tobacco 1787. 7s. loaned him 1787 by Robt.
Shearman. Return of Sanders Walker, one of the excrs 1795.
Paid John Palmer, Robt. Moore, Wm. Worrell, legatees. Paid
Rutto and Thos. Nelms for books and tuition. Paid tax for
1787. Receipts of Ambrose Edwards 1799-1800, of Robt. Moore
as part of the est given by John Edwards to his dau. Betsy,
1794, of Sier Stallings 1792, of Green Edwards, 1801, of Wm.
Morris 1802 as gdn of Jacob Edwards, of John Palmer for his
wife Sarah, formerly Sarah Edwards, 1790, of Benj. Edwards
1799. Receipt of Moses Gordon 1794 on account of Wm. Worrell
for part of John Edwards est due his dau Dilly Edwards now
Worrell. Affidavit of Geo. Gray, Jul. 23, 1800, one of the
excrs that he has never had any of the est in his
possession. Return of Sanders Walker, excr for 1800, paid
Rebecca Hogan, one of the legatees. Account of Ruth Nelms
for tuition and books for Green and Jacob Edwards 1798,
signed by Ruth Edwards mother of above children and also for
doctors bill and coffin for her son Wm. Edwards. Receipt of
Dr. Anthony Poullain to Ambrose Edwards for visits etc to
his brother John in 1787. Affidavit of John Milner Jul. 15,
1800 one of the excrs that he has rendered an account of all
his transactions to Sanders Walker, excr. State of N. C.,
Montgomery Co. Oct. 3, 1790. Nathaniel Edwards affidavit
that an order given by Rebecca Edwards and John Edwards on
Walker, Milner and R. Nelms, excrs of his fathers est in
Ga., was returned to him and he paid the said order to John
Baker Oct. 3, 1798. John Lightfoot, J. P. On the back of
this, receipt of John and Rebecca Hogan for $60.00 cash and
800 pounds tobacco about 8 years ago due Rebecca from the
est of John Edwards, dec'd. Sanders Walker, excr. No date.
George Bledsoe, test. Mark Allen of Montgomery Co.
N. C., swears to an acct of mdse bought by John Edwards
1787. Returns of Robt. Moore, one of the excrs of John
Edwards, dec'd of Wilkes Co., made 1830. Amount of sale
collected by him and Wm. Worrell $2969.50. Paid John, Jacob,
Green, Ambrose and Jared S. Edwards and Wm. Worrell,
legatees. Paid advertising sale of slaves and land, legal
notice to the legatees, all done in 1821.
EDWARDS, JAMES dec'd est. John Hill, admr. Paid expenses
to Elbert Co, and Abbeville 1810.
ELLINGTON, JOSIAH, Jr., dec'd. Cunningham and John T.
Daniel, admrs. Returns 1820, paid for letters of admn. Paid
Daniel Owen tuition. Writ of dower to Sarah Ellington, wid,
in 930 acres on Hardens creek Aug. 13, 1819. Returns for
1825 paid Daniel Mercer tuition for Wm. B. Ellington, paid
Wm. Daniel for board for Wm., and Simeon Ellington. Bond of
David C. Daniel as gdn of Thos. P. Ellington, of Simeon C.
Ellington as gdn of Sarah J. Ellington both orphs of Josiah
Ellington, Jr. Mar. 7, 1831.
ELLINGTON, DAVID dec'd est. Returns of Daniel Dupree,
excr 1828. Receipts of John Ellington by his atty Lewis Lay
and of Josiah Ellington, "heirs." Receipt of Zachariah
Darden 1830 in part of his legacy. Cash paid Geo. M. Hanson
atty for the heirs of N. Ellington, 1834. Paid John Moore,
atty for share of Frances Ellington and Frances Hambton
(Hamilton?) of Va. 1834.
ELLINGTON, JANE dec'd est. H. F. Ellington, admr. Inv.
Jan. 4, 1827. Returns for 1827 paid Francis Ellington, agt
for heirs of Nathan Ellington, dec'd. Paid Geo. M. Hanson
agt for same in 1823. Paid Josiah Ellington 1824, paid
Daniel Dupree agt for John Ellington 1822. Paid Jordan
Mabry, Chas. H. and Milly Ellington, Wm. Ellington, agt for
Josiah Ellington, H. F. Ellington, and Zachariah Darden, all
called legatees. These come in returns of Jane Ellington as
paid by her.
ECKLES, THOMAS dec'd., minors of. Paid Burwell Hood for
11 months board for Elijah Eckles 1833. Paid Thos.
Hartsfield tuition. Paid Thos. Nash for board for Sarah
Eckles. Returns for 1828, bought leghorn bonnet for Sophia,
shoes for Sallie. Abraham M. Mathews, excr states to the
court that the income from Sarah's est is not sufficient for
her needs, and asks she be bound to Abraham Hill. Sarah's
tax for 1838 not paid, fi fa issued. Medical bill of Wm.
Gillam for riding ten miles to Thos., and his two daus
during the epidemic fever and 22 hours attendance, Mar. 13,
1823. In a remnant of return for 1837 it appears there was a
dau who married Nelson Vaughn, a son Clarke Eckles, a son
Elijah, daus Elizabeth and Sophia and Sarah also appears.
ELSBERRY, BENJAMIN dec'd. Francina Elsberry qualifies as
Benj. Elsberry, Jr., as excr Aug. 29, 1792. Final
settlement, Benj. Elsberry, excr. Receipt of Needham Norris
and Absolom Sparkes in full, Jun. 4, 1818. Of Nathan
Sparkes, Jan. 22, 1818. Of John Goodman Dec. 29, 1808 and of
Jeremiah Nisbit Jan. 17, 1818 in full of both personal and
real est. (All of these may have been signed 1808), as they
were sworn to by Benj. Elsberry, excr, Nov. 5, 1810).
ELSBERRY, MICHAEL dec'd. Warrant of apprmt, no date.
Return of Ann Elsberry, admx 1800. Receipt of Benj. Elsberry
for L30, Nov. 27, 1794, of Luke Johnson and wife Elizabeth,
of Peter Smith and wife Hannah in full of their shares, Nov.
20 and Nov. 22, 1794. Thos. Johnson and Wm. Smith, Test.
EIDSON, JOHN dec'd. Inv. Apr. 20, 1816 Thos. Eidson,
admr. John, Thos., and Jas. Eidson and Thos. Staples for
Eliza Staples, legatees of John Eidson, dec'd, who have
married at lawful age, ask that two slaves be sold for
division, Jan. 8, 1818. Returns 1819, paid John and Jas.
Eidson part of legacies. Paid Wm. Eidson, legatee part of
legacy 1823. Paid Wm. Cox tuition for Sarah Eidson, dau of
said dec'd. Sold Samuel Barnett 215 acres on Uptons creek
1821. Receipt of Samuel Johnson, gdn of David C. Eidson his
distributive share Jun. 29, 1821. Receipt of Anderson Bates
for board of David Eidson for 1821.
EIDSON, JUDITH dec'd. Acct of Jas. Wingfield for mdse
1818, paid by Thos. Eidson, admr. 1820.
FREEMAN, WILLIAM dec'd. Warrant of apprmt Jul. 6, 1796.
Sarah and John Freeman, admrs. Inv. Sep. 24, 1796, slaves
Venice, Wm., and Sall. Returns for 1803 shows paid Jos.
Watkins for cambric, gloves, pink shawl etc for Miss Anne
Freeman. Receipt of L. Wilson, Petersburg, Dec. 12,1803 for
saddle and bridle for Miss Anne Freeman. Paid for
provisions, cash for the wid Sarah Freeman. "The negro Sally
FREEMAN, GEORGE dec'd. Warrant of apprmt Apr. 26, 1796.
Frances Freeman and John Taylor, admrs. Legacy to John
Freeman, $203.00 in 1800. Writ of partition Feb. 2, 1803,
between Frances Freeman, admx, wid and gdn of Allen, Westly,
Alsley, Labourn and Henry Freeman minors, and John, Wm., and
Jos. Freeman representatives of Geo. Freeman, dec'd. of
land, 250 acres on Chickasaw creek which was granted Jas.
Freeman 1784; 400 acres in Franklin Co., granted George
1786; 350 acres granted John Freeman 1787 conveyed to Geo.,
by deed 1795, all these lands held by them in common. Land
on Chickasaw creek partitioned to Frances, Jas., and John
Freeman adj Holman Freeman, Richard and Henry Aycock and
Mathew Talbot. 50 acres each to the minors, adj. Mathew
Talbot, Henry Aycock, Sally Freeman and Edward Harper.
FAVER, JOHN dec'd. Matthew Faver app. admr. Aug. 17,
1829. John Cheney, Sec. Writ of dower to the wid. Sarah
Faver Jan. 6, 1830. 187 acres on Kettle creek, leaving 582
acres for the heirs. Mary (?) Faver app. gdn of Sanders and
Henry Faver, Feb. 1, 1819, orphs of John Faver, dec'd. Allen
J. Arnold and Daniel Carrington, Sec. Petition of John Faver
to be app. gdn., and Thos. Faver chooses him gdn., no date.
FAVOR, THOMAS, Henry and Sanders W., Vs Matthew Favor and
John Wynne, admrs. Their petition says that John Favor, Sr.
father of petitioners died 1820, intestate leaving a wid,
Mary Favor and besides the orators, the following children:
Wm. Favor of Ala., Sarah Favor of Wilkes Co., married to
Daniel Jackson who is dead without admr or excr., Matthew
Favor of Wilkes Co., Reuben Favor of Monroe Co., John Favor,
Jr. of Wilkes Co., since dec'd., also a dau Elizabeth who
before the death of her father said John Favor, dec'd,
married Nathan Echols, now dec'd and died herself leaving
children, Edward Echols of Ala., Wm. Echols, Delilah Echols
married to Joel Appling, also of Ala., Van Allen Echols of
Wilkes Co., Mary Echols who married John Hammett of Gwinnett
Co., and Nathan Echols of Talliaferro Co. all heirs of John
Favor, Sr., dec'd. That John, Sr. was gdn in his life time
of your orators. That the wid Mary has since died intestate
and your orator Thos. Favor has administered on her est.
That John Favor, Jr. managed principally the adm'n of John
Favor, Sr's est., that John Jr. has since died, and Matthew
Favor and John Wynne of Oglethorpe Co. have administered on
the est of John Jr. Petition to have said admrs pay over
their legacies in property and the income from it.
FULSOM, BENJAMIN dec'd. Inv. Dec. 26, 1785, 400 acres of
land, pewter plates etc. Jas. Bishop, Thos. Kemp, Jas.
FLING, JOHN dec'd est. Jos. Henderson and John Boren,
excrs. Receipt of Welcome Fanning 1820 for tuition for Thos.
Fling, Returns 1820-1822 paid Geo. W. Johnson tuition for
Catharine, Thos., John and Daniel Fling, Chas. Smith, gdn.
Receipt of Chas. Smith for $1000.00 in right of his wife,
not named, Feb. 5, 1822. Final div. Abner Reeves receipt for
tuition of Thos., John and Daniel 1825. Stephen W. Hoods
receipt for tuition for Thos., John, Daniel and Jasper
Fling, 1826. Joshua R. Crains receipt for John and Jasper,
1824. Returns for 1822 paid Chas. Smith $1000.00 proceeds of
sale of land whereon said dec'd lived, sold to Clement
Sharman. Warren Sims Hudspeth debtor to the est for
household goods etc. Feb. 3, 1826, which Catharine or Kitty
Bird and Chas. Smith swear he received as part of his
legacy. Sale of 202 1/2 acres Lot No. 40, 13th Dist. Houston
Co., Nov. 4, 1828. Signed Chas. Smith, gdn. Bond of Chas.
Smith, gdn of Jasper Fling, Jul. 6, 1830.