Wills & Other Personal Papers

Williamson County

Tennessee

1830

JOHN PORTER

Division of an estate for which there was no will

Found among loose papers of Williamson County

John Porter Distributees. Exparte} Petition for Distribution.

This cause came on again on this thirteenth day of April 1830 upon the Petition Interlocutory decree and Report of the Commissioners whereupon it appeared that the personal estate of said John Porter estimated by said Commissioners amounted to two thousand eight hundred and fifty seven dollars of which each Distributee was entitled to three hundred and seventeen dollars 44 4/9 cents.

And that in said distribution Mary Porter has received thirty two dollars and 55 5/9 cents more than her proportion, Joseph S. Bartlett and Amanda F. his wife have received fifty two dollars & 55 5/9 cents more than their proportion and Thomas B. Porter has received forty three dollars & 55 5/9 cents more than his proportion in all one hundred and twenty eight dollars 66 6/9 cents. And that Rebecca B. Porter has received seventeen dollars 44 4/9 cents less James H. Porter has received one dollars 44 4/9 cents less. Joseph M. Porter has received twelve dollars 44 4/9 cents less. George Hulme and Syrena G. his wife have received thirty two dollars 44 4/9 cents less. James B. Porter has received thirty two dollars 44 4/9 less and Miriam Porter has recieved thirty two dollars 44 4/9 less than their proportions respectively.

Whereupon the court doth order adjudge and decree that sd Report be in all things affirmed and that said Rebecca B. Porter, James H. Porter, Joseph M. Porter, George Hulme and Syrena G. his wife, John B. Porter and Miriam Porter do recover of and against the said Mary Porter, Joseph S. Bartlett and Amanda F. his wife and Thomas B. Porter the said sum of one hundred and twenty eight dollars 66 6/9 cents to be paid and received in the proportion herein before recited and stated.

And said distributees pay the costs of this cause equally and that execution issue according to this Decreed.

State of Tennessee Williamson County } In compliance with an order from the County Court of Williamson County Jan Term 1830 The undersigned commissioners appointed by sd order have met and after being duly sworn have proceeded to divide and allott the negroes belonging to the estate of John Porter Decd in the manner & form following Viz.

LOT NO TO Property TOTAL

Lot No 1 Rebecca Porter Negro woman Matilda valued to $300 $300.00

Lot No 2 Mary Porter Lotty valued to $350 $350.00

Lot No 3 Joseph S. Bartlett Lucy at $275, Her child Mary $70, Boy Sam (he being a cripple) $1.00 $346.00

Lot No 4 James H. Porter Boy Daniel @ $300 $300.00

Lot No 5 Joseph M. Porter Boy Henry @ $180, girl Zilphy @ $125 $305.00

Lot No 6 George W. Hulme Girl Syntha at $165, boy Frank @$120 $285.00

Lot No 7 John B. Porter Boy Anderson @ $140, Ellen Lottys child @ $75, Hannah $70 $285.00

Lot No 8 Thomas B. Porter Sylva @$125, Nancy @ $110 & Ellen Matilda's child @ $90.00 $325.00

Lot No 9 Miriam Porter Franky @ $325, Zilphy an old woman taken by her for life by the other heirs allowing $40 $325.00

Submitted by: JANEL36@aol.com (Janelle Swearingen)

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November 1, 2002