Administrator's Settlement Book, 1854-1865
pg 1. 1st Monday in Jan 1854. Green T. Williams, administrator of Richmond D. Williams, dec'd.
pg 1. 1st Monday in Jan 1854. Benjamin Curtis and Calvin Parrish appointed administrators of Johnson Parish, dec'd.
pg 1. 3 Jan 1854. Jacob Measles and Robert Cantrell, bond for Jacob Measles administrator of William Measles, dec'd.
pg 2. 28 Dec 1953. John G. and William D. Evans, administrators of the estate of Joseph Evans, dec'd. Heirs receipts on file:
|Lemuel D. Evans||1.97|
|Wm. C. Evans, Admr. retained||1.97|
pg 3. 6 Feb 1854. Jesse W. Scott appointed administrator of the estate of John B. Scott, dec'd.
pg 4. 6 Feb 1854. Calvin Garrison appointed administrator of the estate of E.M. Garrison, dec'd.
pg 4. 3 Apr 1854. P.M. Dejornette appointed administrator of the estate of James M. Turner, dec'd.
pg 4-5. 3 Apr 1854. William Robinson appointed administrator of the estate of July Burton, dec'd.
pg 5. 1 May 1854. William Floyd appointed administrator of the estate of Elizabeth Griffith, dec'd.
pg 5. 1 May 1854. Mrs. Amanda Butterworth appointed administratrix with will annexed of the estate of Bluford Butterworth, dec'd.
pg 10. 6 May 1854. Lemuel J. Adamson by his attorney Jasper Ruyle received #37.76, money paid by Wm. L. Adams, administrator of Sarah Adamxon, dec'd.
pg 10. 22 May 1852. Year's provision set apart for Mary Conger, widow of William Conger, dec'd.
pg 12-15. 5 Jun 1854. Elisha Conger, administrator of the estate of William Conger, dec'd, report of settlement. Due the heirs:
|Mary Conger, widow, 1 share||$49.42|
pg 19. 20 Jan 1854. Year's provision set apart to Rebedda Garrison, widow of E.M. Garrison, dec'd. "I have this day agreed to take from my husband the following property to my part as there is nothing more that the law allows me though I wish the debts paid and I give the ballance of the property in the hand of the administrator to sell, 2 beds and furniture, one small table all the kitchen furniture, 6 chairs, the ballance of the property I want the administrator to have and sell this 20th of Feb 1854". Signed: Rebecca Garrison.
pg 20. 10 Feb 1854. Edward Evans, administrator of Henry Burket, on account of sale made after the widow Nancy Burket took possession of the property the law allows her.
pg 21. 8 Aug 1854. Gipson R. West appointed administrator of the estate of John F. West, dec'd.
pg 21-24. 22 Jul 1854. James H. Lawrence and James H. Close administrators of the estate of Pharris Lawrence report $187.92 from the sale of slaves. Total amount to be distributed to heirs, $347.21, hence each to receive one share as follows:
|Catharine Lawrence, widow||$43.41|
|John Davis and wife Elizabeth||43.41|
|Samuel Simpson and wife Susan||43.41|
|Riley Reynolds and wife Christena||43.41|
|James H. Lawrence||43.41|
|William C. Lawrence||43.41|
|James H. Close and wife Healen||43.41|
Each of the above also recieved varying amounts from sale of negroes and other matters, including credits on their part. Final settlement shows each received @282.86.
pg 24. 7 Sept 1854. Abraham Witt, guardian of Abner Witt's children. "The sum of $196.00 paid into the office as proceeds of the sale of the land in the case if Isabeller Witt and others."
pg 26-27. 16 Aug 1854. "Received of W.J. Isbell and William H. Magness, $5.37 each in full of our part as heirs and distribtuees of Isaac Purtle, dec'd on account of money drawn by one David O. Moore, our attorney in fact in the State of South Carolina, and by him mailed to the care of the above named W.J. Isbell". Signed Susan Purtle, Stacy H Certain, Wm. H. Certain, and G.W. Purtle, J.L. Pertle, Edward Purtle, Mary E. Purtle, Teresa J. Purtle, Isaac M. Purtle, by Benjamin Redmon, guardian of the minors. Wm. H. Certain, husband of Stacy Certain. Benj. Redman guardian of Susannah Pertle, Mary E. Pertle, Terressa J. Pertle and Isaac M. Pertle.
pg 27. 2 Oct 1854. James A. Durham, administrator of the estate of H.S. Fergerson, dec'd.
pg 27. _ Jan 1854. "We, John Davis and wife Elizabeth, Samuel Simpson and wife Susan, Riley Reynolds and wife Christena, James H. Close and wife Helen"...distributive shares of fund arising from the sale of the slaves of the estate of pharis Lawrence, dec'd.
pg 35. 29 Jan 1953. Margaret William, widow of Richmond D. Williams, dec'd given year's support for her and her family.
pg 35. 6 Nov 1854. A.C. Washer, administrator of the estate of James H. Lawrence, dec'd.
pg. 36. 6 Nov 1854. John Robinson Administrator of the estate of Archibald Robinson, dec'd.
pg 36. 21 Oct 1854. Mrs. Nancy Furgerson, widow of Hubbard S. Furgerson, dec'd granted one year's provision for herself and her four small children.
pg 40-41. 21 Oct 1854. Thomas Givan, administrator of Robert J. Givan, dec'd, final settlement, to wit:
|Eliza Givan, widow, a child's part||$63.29|
|Sarah C. Givan, minor, one share||63.29|
|Nancy E. Givan, minor, one share||63.29|
|Virginia F. Givan, minor, 1 share||63.29|
pg 43. 23 Aug 1854. Polley West, widow of John F. West, dec'd, year's support for her and her family.
pg 44-45. 4 Sept 1854. James C. Williams appointed administrator of the estate of Gilliert Williams, dec'd by the Court of Coffee County, Tennessee. The heirs of Gilliert Williams are due their distributive share of the estate of Mary Williams, dec'd ($70.00).
pg 45. 4 Dec 1854. Joseph Clark granted letters of administration on the estate of John A. Baird, dec'd.
pg 45-46. 4 Dec 1854. Leonard F. Moore appointed administrator of James E. Bratton, dec'd.
pg 46. 4 Dec 1854. Esau Pack appointed administrator of the estate of Isaac Pack, dec'd.
46-47. 11 Nov 1854. Year's provision for Delila Lawrence, widow of James H. Lawrence, dec'd.
pg 48. 1 Jan 1855. Jacob Adams appointed administrator of the estate of James Barnette, dec'd.
pg 48. 1 Jan 1855. P.M. Dejaurnette appointed administrator of the estate of Harriette Dejaurnette, dec'd.
pg 49. 1 Jan 1855. Elenor a Bomer, administratrix of W.W. Bomer, dec'd. [Also written as Mrs. Elanor A. Bone].
pg 49-50. 1 Jan 1853. Henry Frazor, appointed administrator of the estate of Joseph Adamson, dec'd.
pg 50. 5 Feb 1855. James P. Doss and Joshua L. Jennings, administrators of the estate of Jonathan C. Doss, dec'd.
pg 50. 5 Feb 1855. John L. Crips, appointed administrator of the estate of Henry S. Crips, dec'd.
pg 51. 5 Feb 1855. Thomas J. Sneed, appointed administrator of the estate of George W. Briggs, dec'd.
pg 51. 5 Feb 1855. James M. Baker, appointed administrator of the estate of William Robinson, dec'd.
pg 52. 5 Feb 1855. William Bozarth is appointed administrator debonis Non on the estate of Julia Burton, dec'd, the original administrator William Robinson being not deceased.
pg 52-55. 10 Feb 1855. Receipts for the distributive shares of the proceeds of the sale of the lands and slaves from the estate of Johnson Parish, dec'd, to wit:
|George W. Parish||$274.78|
|James H. Parish||274.78|
|Crawford Rankhorn & wife Syntha||274.78|
|Lovel Tippet & wife Malinda||198.07|
|Lovel Tippet & wifeBalinda||76.71|
pg 55. 7 Feb 1855. Tilman Adcock, guardian of Cassanda Adcock, receipt for $90.00 as her 1/9th share in the lands belonging to the estate of Benjamin Adcock, dec'd.
pg 55. 1 Feb 1855. Receipt of $365.00 given by James M. Baird, guardian of the minor children of Robert Daniel, dec'd.
pg 59-60. 10 Feb 1855. Benjamin Curtis and Calvin Parish agree to make settlement with the heirs of the estate of Johnson Parish, dec'd, each being a 1/7th interest. Signed Benjamin Curtis, Calvin Parish, James H. Parish, Lovel Tippet, Crawford Rankhorn, George W. Parish and Joshua Taylor.
pg 60-61. 15 Feb 1855. Settlement made by Thomas Chapman and Sarah Chapman, administrator and administratrix of Elijah Chapman, dec'd.
|Sarah Chapman, widow||$14.25|
|Reuben J. Scott and wife||14.25|
pg 62. 21 Feb 1855. In this cause of John W. Bass, administrator and others, heirs at law of Rachel Bass, dec'd, petition to sell land. Received of Exekiel Bass for himself and as guardian of Thomas and Elizabeth Bass, $384.00 as distributees at law of Archibald Mc. Bass and Rachel Bass, dec'd--$100.00 as part of my distributive share of the proceeds of the minors Thomas and Elizabeth Bass. Signes E.W. Bass, guardian.
pg 64. 30 Dec 1854. "We the undersigned heirs of Rachell Bass, dec'd agree to make the following settlement and compromise (viz) we agree that our advancements are all equal except James Tubb and wife and Daulphin Bass, the said Tubb has been advanced to the amount of $12.50 over and above the ballance of the heirs and I, the said Ezekiel Bass for the minors agree that the minors have been advanced equal to the ballance and take the responsibility as their guardian to order the negro property or proceeds arising from the same to be divided upon the above basis. (Signed) John W. Bass, John W. Bethel, James P. Tubb, Thomas D. Bass, E.W. Bass, and Elizabeth Bass by E.W. Bass, guardian."
pg 65. 5 Dec 1854. Francis Baird, widow of John A. Baird, dec'd. Years provision for support of her and her family.
pg 66-69. 9 Feb 1854. Heirs and distributees of Joseph Turney, dec'd. The following accounts reflect the amounts of cash and property received by some "before the decease of our father", as follows:
|Wm. L. Turney||180.00|
Varying amounts annexed to each of the heirs and distributees of Joseph Turney, dec'd to make them all with equal share of $347.83, to wit:
|Mary Turney, widow||$347.83|
|John C. Cooper and Wife Catharine||347.83|
|William Blaire and wife Elizabeth||347.83|
|Henry B. Turney||347.83|
|Martin L. Blare and wife Sarah||347.83|
|William L. Turney||347.83|
|W.L.W. Turney, Minor||347.83|
|Rebecca Turney, Minor||347.83|
|Nancy E. Turney, Minor||347.83|
|Caroline J. Turney, Minor||347.83|
|George Turney, Minor||347.83|
|Mary C. Turney, Minor||347.83|
|Isaac Turney, Minor||347.83|
Mrs Mary Turney is Guardian of all the minor children. (The name Blare is also written Blair and Blark in the foregoing settlement.)
pg 69-70. 9 Dec 1854. Years provision set apart for Mary Jane Robenson, widow of A.M. Robenson, dec'd. John Robenson appointed administrator of the deceased.
pg 71-72. 26 Feb 1855. Settlement made by Thomas Lawrence, administrator of Elizabeth Pistole, dec'd. Receipts for shares given by:
|Zachariah Robinson and wife Alsa||26.43|
|James Lee and wife Anna||26.43|
|William R. Pistole||26.43|
|Solomon Davis and Wife Sarah||26.43|
|Pilot Deen and wife Sarah||26.43|
|Benjamin Pistole and wife Lanir||26.43|
pg 72. 10 Feb 1855. Receipt for $274.78 signed by Benjamin Curtis and wife Lilley for their distributive share of the proceeds of the estate of Johnson Parish, dec'd.
pg 73. 10 Feb 1855. Receipt for $198.07, signed by Joshua Taylor and wife Mary for their distributive share of the proceeds of the estate of Johnson Parrish, dec'd.
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