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Subject: [GA-Roots] more 1868 Ordinary minutes
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2001 14:48:10 -0500
Taylor County - Court of Ordinary Minutes 1868
Application of W.G. Murray, Admin of John S Murray, dec'd to have 12
month's support set aside for widow and children of dec'd. Ordered that
W.A.H. Royal, JP, Jacob Thompson, Simeon Thompson, Bennett Stewart do this.
Petition of Mrs. Rhoda S. HOLLIS shows that her husband is dead and that
she has minor children and makes application for Homestead Exemption.
Lot of land #200 - 13th Dist 200 acres
Lot of land #11 - 13th dist 200 acres
Lot #24 - 12th Dist 200 ac
Lot #9 - 10th Dist 200 ac
Lot #10 12th dis 200 ac
lot #24 24th dist 200 ac
Lot #24 12th dist 100 ac
Lot #280 - 11th dist 202
Part lot of land for: #299 -11th dist
#210 - 12th dis
#45 - 12 dis
W.S. Wallace, Pet's attorney
The foregoing petition having been read and considered it is ordered that
Wednesday, 19th Nov 1868 be set aside to pass on this application after
publication in Columbus Enquirer. County Surveyor is to make a plat of
Petition of Wm. H. Christopher - Homestead Exemption
4 & 3/4 lots/blocks of land in town of Reynolds with improvements, paid tax
on for the past 5 years $1,000 greenbacks
House and kitchen furniture - $200
One pony horse $50.00
Old Buggy $25.00
Two cows and calves $40.00
Two yearlings $20.00
12 head hogs $60.00
One set of blackmsith & farm tools $50.00
Medical Library & Office furniture $100.00
Total = $440.00
(deduction of $65.00 for difference in species (greenback)
John L. Woodward applies for Homestead Exemption
The Surveyor J.M. Stewart, having surveyed. Schedule of property filed.
Augusta A. Walker - Homestead approved.
Petition of Mrs. Mary C. Bivins, says she is the wife of J.H. Bivins, and
applies for Homestead Exemption.
1 lot household-kitchen furniture $100.00
1 crib of corn and fodder $200.00
1 lot plows and grain $20.00
1 wagon and harness $20.00
6 mules & 2 horses $480.00
1 lot wheat $10.00
1 lot pigs & hogs $20.00
20 head cattle $80.00
1 lot sugar cane $5.00
Total = $285.00
Petition of Frank and Jordan L. Wilchar, Admin of estate of Jeremiah
Wilchar, shows that in consequence of the present low price of land and the
pending of a suit in Superior Court against said Estate that it would be in
the interest of the heirs that the same should be rented out for the year
Ordered to rent out lands to highest bidder on 3rd Tues of Dec.
W.T. Lightfoot vs John L. Woodward - Homestead
Appeal of W.T. Lightfoot, being dissatisfied with the Judgement in the
above case, appeals said judgement. W.S. Wallace as Security.
Wednesday Oct 19, 1868
J.A. Wainright do swear that I will well and truly serve the State of
Georgia in the Office of Coroner of the County of Taylor, etc.
A. (his mark) Wainwright
Robert Scandrett and E.B. Waters as Sureties - sum of $500. A. Wainwright
on 24 day of Aug 1868 elected coroner.
W.H. Christopher - Homestead approved.
Mrs. Rhoda S. Hollis - Homestead approved
Mrs. Mary C. Bivins - Homestead approved
At Chambers - Nov 23, 1868
Petition of Mrs. S.M. DUNCAN, shows that she is Executrix on the estate of
James Duncan, late of said county dec'd. That owing to the peculiar
condition of said Estate and the unsettled condition of the country, it is
her judgement that it would be to the interest of said estate to sell the
perishable property. That she has the consent of the legatees.
(Extract) Parson Ledge, Miss Oct 30, 1868
I suppose you can dispose of everything but the land. I would do so anyway
if I thought best, no one would be responsible but yourself (what is here
omitted refers to the land belonging to said Estate) Though I leave that to
you all to determine and am willing to help do anything you may think best
and abide by what you may think best."
In person appeared before the undersigned Mrs. S.M. Ducan who on oath says
she is the mother of T.F. Duncan whose signature appears to the within
letter and therefore familiar with his signature and that by reason of this
knowledge she know the within signature to be the true signature of the
said T.F. Duncan.
"I have no objection to the Court granting an order to sell all or a part
of the property belonging to the Estate and disposing of the proceeds
according to law. I am perfectly willing that you should have the sums of
$250.00 from each of the heirs of this protion amounts to $250.00. Your
daughter Martha E. Woody
At Chambers Nov 25, 1868
Mrs. S.M. Duncan who on oath says that she is the mother of Martha E.
Woody, that is familiar with the signature of the said Martha E. and knows
this is the true signature. Signed: Susan M. Duncan
This is to certify that I, L.A. TURNER, of the state and county of Taylor,
do relinquish out of my present claim of the aforesaid Estate to be given
to Susan M. Duncan as a lifetime claim, the sum of $400.00 to be taken out
of my claim to the Estate.
Susan M. Duncan says she is the mother of L.A. Turner, whose signature she
is familiar with and knows this is the true signature.
The foregoing consents of the legatees of the Estate of James Duncan, and
the endorsed affidavits having been read and considered, and Julius A.
Turner, having been sworn and having stated under oath that it was his
opinion that it would be clearly to the interest of said Estate that the
perishable property be sold. So ordered.
J.F. Parker, Constable
To summoning Jury or inquest over the body of Sarah CURETON on the 3rd day
of June 1868 in said County $1.00
Ordered that county treasurer pay J.F. Parker.
D.A.J. Willis, having (in the absence of the coroner) on the 30th June last
, held inquest on the body of Sarah Cureton, and having filed the return
and also his fee for transmitting the election returns $2.00) = a sum of
$12.00 to be paid.
It is ordered that the Treasurer furnisth this Court with the sum of $40
for stationery and the sum of $100 for temporary repairs on the Courthouse,
the same being in very delapidated condition.
A.H. RILEY - Homestead Application
2 mules $250.00
1 horse $1.00
1 buggy $15.00
3 sows & pigs $20.00
1 yoke oxen $30.00
3 cows/calves $35.00
85 bushel corn $85.00
1000 pounds pork $125.00
other personal property $40.00
Total = $735.00
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