Court Minutes 1837 - Gadsden Territory

These minutes are a collaborative effort of Pamela Vojnovski, who made copies of them, and of Barbara Boynton and Donna Warlick who typed from the originals and proofed them.

Note by County Coordinator:   Gadsden was still a Territory at this time and had no complete county government, with employees to do the work. There were just appointed figures, like the judges, sheriff, tax collector, and clerk of the court. The judges would assign men living on the roads to be the overseer of the road maintenance on a certain road. The judge would assign another man to "apportion the hands" on the road for a certain overseer. The phrase "apportion the hands" meant to decide how many hands (workers) would be needed and then request that many slaves of large land owners living near the road when it was time to actually do the work.

Note by County Coordinator:   The minutes were full of abbreviations that persons who have never read old documents would not understand, including names of people. Those abbreviations have been removed for ease of reading and to make people's names retrievable when querying. A blank indicates the word or words were unreadable. A question mark indicates unsure of transcription.

Abbreviations used herein:
"viz" means "that is"
Jno. is abbreviation for John or Jonathan
Jas. is abbreviation for James
Sam'l is abbreviation for Samuel
Alexr is abbreviation for Alexander
Wm. is William
"dec'd" means "deceased"
"Am." means "Administrator"
"Esqrs." means Esquires. Esquire was, at this time, used as a title of courtesy usually placed in its abbreviated form after the surname as in John R. Smith, Esq. While in present day United States it is usually associated with attorneys, in earlier times and in other countries, it was used for landed gentry.

January 1837 Term

At Chambers January 14th, 1837

This day was presented the account and vouchers of Levi R. Wilson, Executor of Simpson Wilson, Dec’d, whereby it appears that he has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Four thousand five hundred and seventy two dollars and fifty cents and has rec’d of the assets of the estate the sum of $4,254.02 leaving a balance due the Executor the sum of $218.48, whereupon the said Levi R. Wilson Excr as aforesaid prays to be discharged from his executorship of said estate and it being made appear that legal notice of such application has been made and it appearing to the Court that the said Levi R. Wilson, Executor and Margaret Wilson, Executrix have faithfully and honestly discharged their trust and confidence reposed in them as executors as aforesaid. It is therefore ordered that they be and are hereby discharged from their Executorship according to the Statute in such as made and provided.
David L. White, Judge GCC

At Chambers January 14th, 1837.

This day came before me Sarah Hunter wife of Adam Hunter, deceased, and Archibald Hunter son of said Adam Hunter, deceased aforesaid, who being duly sworn made application for Letters Testamentary on the estate of Adam hunter, deceased. Whereupon it is ordered that Letters Testamentary issue to the said Sarah & Archibald Hunter according to law.
David L. White, Judge GCC

At a County Court held in and for the County of Gadsden at the Court House in the Town of Quincy on Monday, the 16th of January A. D. 1837. Present the Honorable David L. White, Judge, James Gibson, Esqr, John Little, Esqr, Stockley Sadbury, Esqr, John C. Love, Esqr, and William B. McCall, Esqr, when then present preceded to the transaction of county business.

No. 1   Ordered that the sum of one hundred percent be assessed on the Territorial tax for the county tax for the present year.

2.    Ordered that the tax Collector pay over to the County Treasurer all monies collected and in his hands on or before Monday next.

3.    Ordered that James Gibson, Esqr be appointed as agent for the County to repair the bridge on Little River on the stage road leading to Tallahassee and that the expenses of the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

4.    Ordered that Wm. B. Mccall, Esqr, be appointed as agent to contract for repairing the bridge across Little River on the old Federal road and the expense of the same to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

5.    Ordered that the Judge of the County Court be and is appointed as an agent for the County hereby authorized to draw and order from the Treasury for the payment of all necessary expenses of the County and also to grant order when to him it may seem just and beneficial to the County.

Court then adjourned till Monday next 10 oclock AM

At Chambers January 21st 1837

Ordered that John Buie Esqr and John McElvey be and are hereby appointed appraisers of the property of Rowland E. Walker, late deceased and it is also ordered that the said John Buie, Esqr be and is hereby appointed as Curator of said deceased and make sale of all the perishable property belonging to said deceased after giving ten days notice of the time and place of sales and make return to the Clerk of Gadsden County Court, according to law, as it is represented by Russell Reid that said estate is insufficient to pay the expenses of having an administrator duly appointed.
David L. White, Judge GCC

Monday morning 10 oclock January 23, 1837
Court met according to adjournment
Present the Hon’ble David L. White, Judge James Gibson, Banks Meacham, John C. Love, Daniel L. Kenan, John Little, Marcellus Morgan, John Buie, Wm. B. McCall, M. M. Caswell and Daniel Buie, Esqrs.

No. 6    Ordered that Samuel B. Stephens be and is hereby appointed as an agent to institute all suits in behalf of the County of Gadsden.

No. 7    Ordered that James Gibson, Esqr be and is hereby appointed as an agent to make and execute titles for Town lots to all persons entitled to receive the same.

No. 8    Ordered that Joseph H. Sylvester be and is hereby appointed as Treasurer for this County upon his entering into bond according to law.

No. 9    Ordered that James Hall be and is hereby appointed Constable in the Quincy District upon his entering into bond according to law.

No. 10    Ordered that Banks Meacham, Esqr and James M. Gilchrist and James Gibson be and are hereby appointed commissioners to make a contract for pailing in the public square and also to enclose the jail lot.

No. 11    Ordered that James Hall be and is hereby appointed Tax Collector for this county for the present term upon his entering into bond according to law.

The court then proceeded to the election of Tax Assessor for the present year when John McDonald and John B. Lewis were declared candidates for said office and after balloting John McDonald was declared duly elected. M 7 votes, Lewis 3

No. 12    Ordered that John McDonald enter into bond according to law before entering upon the duties of his office.

No. 13    Ordered that the sum of one hundred twenty five dollars be allowed to Robert C. Lester for supporting George P. Cling for the last ten monthspast and it is also ordered that the sum of twenty five dollars per month be allowed to Robert C. Lester for the support of the said Cling so long as he may live.

No. 14   Ordered that the sum of Thirty dollars be allowed to Mrs. Weeks for her support and that Lewis Gregory be appointed Trustee to espend said appropriation as to him shall seem most beneficial.

No. 15    Ordered that the sum of Forty five dollars be allowed Jane Shaw for her support and that Tandy Freeman be appointed Trustee to expend said appropriation as to him may seem most beneficial to her.

No. 16    Ordered that the sum of Fifty dollars be allowed to Mrs. Wolfe for the support of her family and that John B. Allen be appointed Trustee to espend said appropriation in such manner as will be most beneficial to her family.

No. 17    Upon the petition filed this day for the reopening of the road leading from Quincy past M. C. Stephens leading to Tallahassee State Road past R. Tuckers house, it is ordered that said petition be granted subject to such alterations after leaving Mr. Tuckers as shall be agreed upon by the parties.

No. 18    Ordered that James Gibson, Esqr be and is hereby appointed commissioner to contract for the painting of the Court House.

No.18    Ordered that the sum of twenty five dollars be allowed for the transportation of Francesco a cripple to Pensacola and that James Gibson, Esqr be appointed Trustee to expend the appropriation to the best advantage.
[Transcriber’s Note: there were two # 18's in original document]

Friday morning 11 oclock January 27, 1837 Court met pursuant to adjournment and there being no further business before the Court the Court was adjourned until the next in course.
David L. White, Judge GCC

Friday morning January 27, 1837 Proclamation having been made according to law that the doors were then open for the transaction of such business as appertains to a court for ordinary.

David G. Raney, Extr of the Estate of Latinus Armistead
This day was presented the account and vouchers of said Executor with the estate whereby it appears that the Executor of said estate has received of the assets of said estate the sum of One Thousand and fifty six dollars and fifty nine cents and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Five Hundred and sixty seven dollars and forty cents thereby leaving a balance due to the estate from the Executor of Four hundred and eighty nine dollars and four cents as per account and vouchers filed this day.

Meredith B. Owens, Guardian of Wm. T. Peebles, a minor
This day was presented the account and vouchers of said Guardian whereby it appears that the Guardian has not yet received into his possession any property of his ward and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Thirty three Dollars and 4/100 as agreeable to account and vouchers filed this day.

Augustus H. Lanier, Admr of the estate of Patrick McGriff, deceased
This day was presented the account and vouchers of the administrator with said estate when upon examination of the account reference being had to the return made to Court July 14, 1836 in that the administrator omitted to give the estate credit for the amount of sales of the perishable property of said estate as on file in the office which after being reinstated in the new account presented this day-it appears that the administrator has received of the assets of the estate the sum of Six Thousand and forty one dollars and 84/100 and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Seven Hundred and fifty three dollars and 84/100- thereby leaving a balance due the estate in the sum of Five Thousand Five Hundred and eighty eight dollars as per account and vouchers filed this day.

Court then adjourned till 3 o’clock P. M.
3 o’clock P. M. Court met pursuant to adjournment

No. 5    Ordered that Isaac Jarratt as Adminstrator of the estate of F. A. Cash, dec’d, be allowed to make his return on the first Monday of March next.

No. 6    Ordered that John F. Wynn as administrator of the estate of Cyrus Dearborn be allowed to make his return on the first Monday of March next.

No. 7    Ordered that Henry H. Brown, administrator of the estate of Thos. Wynn, decd be allowed to make his return on the first Monday of March next.

No. 8    Daniel M. Jordan, Guardian of Sarah Mashburn, a minor This day was presented the account of the Guardian with said minor, whereby it appears that the said Guardian has received of the assets belonging to said minor the sum of Two Hundred and thirteen dollars and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Two Hundred and Eighty five dollars and 83/100 thereby leaving a balance due the said Daniel M. Jordan, Guardian in the sum of Seventy two dollars and 83/100 as per vouchers and account filed this day. Whereupon the said Daniel M. Jordan made application to be discharged from his guardianship over said Sarah Mashborn and it being made appear to the Court that David W. Holloman has been appointed Guardian of said minor and the said Daniel M. Jordan having faithfully and justly discharged his duties as guardian aforesaid, it is therefore ordered that he be discharged therefrom.

Court then adjourned till tomorrow morning 10 oclock.

Saturday morning 10 oclock January 28, 1837
Banks Meacham, Guardian of James Fillyaw, a minor
This day was presented the account of said Guardian with his ward whereby it appears that he has in his possession of the assets of said minor Two Hundred and Eighty two dollars and 86/100 and accounted for the disbursement ot Twelve Dollars and 01/100 thereby leaving a balance due said minor in the sum of Two hundred Seventy Dollars and 25/100 as per account filed this day.

Banks Meacham Testamentary Trustee of the property of John F. O. Thomas, dec’d. On application of the said Trustee to be allowed to make his return at the next July term, upon good cause shown to the court, It is ordered that the said Banks Meacham be allowed to make his return at the next July term of this court.

Banks Meacham, Administrator of Wm. D. Harrison, dec’d who was Admr of the estate of John P. Neal, deceased.
This day was presented the account of said Administrator with said Estate whereby it appears that the administrator has received of the assets of the estate the sum of Eleven hundred forty four dollars and 95/100, $1144.95 and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Sixteen Hundred and Twenty Dollars and 57/100 thereby leaving a balance due the Administrator in the sum of Four hundred and Eighty one dollars and 62/100 as per account and vouchers filed this day.

John M. G. Hunter, Exetr of Adam Hunter, dec’d
It being made appear to the Court that the said Executor is sick. It is ordered that he be allowed to make his return on or before the first Monday in March next.

Banks Meacham, Admr of the Estate of Wm. D. Harrison, Dec’d
This day was presented the account of said Admr with said estate whereby it appears that he has received of the assets of said Estate the sum of Fifty two thousand eight hundred and sixty seven dollars and 89/100 and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Fifty one thousand four hundred and seventy dollars thereby leaving a balance due Estate in the sum of one thousand three hundred and ninety seven Dollars and 89/100 as per account and vouchers filed this day.

No. 14    Banks Meacham Guardian of Adna Ann Harrison a minor daughter of Wm. D. Harrison, dec’d
This day was presented the account of Banks Meacham guardian of said minor whereby it appears that he has received of the property of said minor the sum of Twenty nine hundred dollars and the same stand as a charge against him.

No. 15    Joshua McDonald Guardian of Zilpha and Elizabeth Mann, minors.
This day was presented the account of said Guardian whereby it appears that he has received of the property of said minors the sum of one hundred and ninety nine dollars and 79/100 and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Three hundred and twenty three dollars-thereby leaving a balance due said guardian in the sum of one hundred and twenty three dollars and thirty cents as per account filed this day.

Joseph McBride, Curator of the Estate of Elias Barino, dec’d
This day was presented the account of the Administrator with said estate whereby it appears that he has received of the assets of the estate the sum of Thirteen hundred and three dollars and 2/00 and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of nine hundred and eighteen dollars and twelve cents, thereby leaving a balance due the Estate in the sum of Three Hundred and eight five dollars and 20/100 as per account file with vouchers this day and it is also ordered that the Administrator stand charged for negro hire for the years 1836 & 1837 of Three Hundred and eighty two dollars.
[Transcriber’s Note: The name Barino is probably Barrineau. Names were often written as they sounded.]

Jacob H. Wilder & William H. Wilder, admrs of the Estate of Hosea Wilder, dec’d.
This day was presented the account of said admrs whereby it appears that they have received of the assets of the estate the sum of Four Thousand Eight hundred and eighty two and 60/100 and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Thirteen hundred and twenty eight and 66/100 thereby leaving a balance due the estate in the sum of Three thousand five hundred and fifty three dollars and 94/100 as per account and vouchers filed this day.
[Transcriber’s Note: Out to the side of above, this was written:
-Rcpts 4,882.60
Disbursements 1,328.66
Balance due $3,553.94

John McMillan, admr of the Estate of Alfred Wilks, dec’d
This day was presented the account of said administrator whereby it appears that he had received of the assets of the estate the sum of Three Hundred and seven dollars and 13/100 and has accounted for the disbursement of Seventy seven dollars and 15/100 thereby leaving a balance due the estate in the sum of Two hundred and twenty nine dollars and 98/100 as per vouchers filed with account this day.

Ordered that Stephen Peebles be allowed to make his return as administrator at the next March Court.

Then Court adjourned till Monday morning 10 o’clock

Monday morning 10 o’clock January 30th 1837 Court met pursuant to adjournment

Michael Hukins Guardian of Frances Nelson, a minor
This day was presented the account of said Guardian whereby it appears that he has received of the property of said minor the sum of one thousand one hundred and eight dollars and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of one thousand and sixty eight dollars and seventy cents thereby leaving a balance due the minor in the sum of Thirty nine dollars and 30/100 as per account and vouchers filed this day-Whereupon the said Guardian prayed to be discharged from his Guardianship and it appearing to the court that said Frances Nelson is lawfully married to Wm. A. J. Wright and the said Michael Hukins has faithfully and honestly discharged the trust and confidence reposed in him, it is ordered that he be discharged from his guardianship of the said Frances Nelson upon his filing his receipt for the balance due the said minor.

William O. Kenan, admr of the Estate of Wm. Marr, dec’d
This day was presented the account of said admr with the Estate whereby it appears that the Administrator has received of the assets of said Estate the sum of Thirteen hundred and sixty eight dollars and 73/100 and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Thirteen hundred and sixty eight dollars and 73/100 as per account and vouchers filed this day. Whereupon the said Wm. O. Kenan, administrator as aforesaid prayed to be discharged from his administration thereon and it being made appear that due publication has been made of such intended discharge and the said admr having fully administered upon the estate of said deceased that hath come into his hands, agreeable to the inventory thereof recorded in the office of the clerk of Gadsden County Court and have accounted for the same agreeably to law as by the records of said Court appears-It is ordered and decreed that the said Wm. O. Kenan administrator of the said estate be and he is hereby from henceforth acquitted and discharged from the same.

Court then adjourned till ½ past 2 oclock PM.
At ½ past 2 oclock PM Court met.

Wm. Forbes, Executor of the estate of John Colson, dec’d
This day was presented the account of said Exer with the estate whereby it appears that the Exor has received of the assets of said Estate the sum of Three Hundred and twenty five dollars and forty six cent and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Six Hundred and Ninety nine dollars and 30/100 thereby leaving a balance due the said Executor in the sum of Three hundred and seventy three dollars and 84/100 as agreeably to account and vouchers filed this day.
[Transcriber’s Note: The above was marked through and ERROR written across the line. Out to the side was written “See Feby 8th”.]

Wm. Forbes Guardian of James & Daniel Mashborn
This day was presented the account of said Guardian with the minors whereby it appears that he has received of the property of said minors for hire of negroes for the year 1836 the sum of Three Hundred and sixty four dollars and 12/100 and has accounted for the disbursement of Sixty three dollars and 18/100 thereby leaving a balance due the said minors in the sum of Three Hundred Dollars and 95/100 as per account and vouchers filed this day.

Jane Hester Administratrix of the Estate of M. Hester, dec’d
This day was presented the account of said Admx with the estate whereby it appears that she has received of the assets of said in the sum of Five Thousand four hundred and fifty one dollars and 41/100 and she is entitled the sum of fifty one dollars and 60/100 for commissions- thereby leaving a balance due the Estate in the sum of Five Thousand three hundred and ninety nine dollars and 84/100 as per account and vouchers filed this day.

Court then adjourned till tomorrow morning 10 oclock.
Court met according to adjournment
January 31, 1837

Marcis C. Stephens, Rosanna Stephens and Samuel B. Stephens, Exr and Exrx of Godfrey Stephens deceased
This day was presented the account of the Executors with said estate whereby it appears that they have received of the assets of said Estate the sum of Two thousand seven hundred and thirty two dollars and 11/100 and have satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Two thousand three hundred and nineteen dollars and 32/100 ($2,319.32) thereby leaving a balance due the Estate in the sum of Four hundred and twenty two dollars and 89/100 as per account and vouchers filed this day.

Rachel Edwards, admx and Wm. H. Hubbard Admr of the Estate of Sam’l Edwards dec’d
This day was presented the account of said admrs with said Estate whereby it appears that they have received of the assets of said Estate the sum of nine Hundred and sixty three dollars and 40//100 and have satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Four Hundred and ninety eight dollars and 88/100 thereby leaving a balance due the Estate in the sum of Four hundred and sixty four dollars and 51/100 as per account & vouchers filed this day.

Court then adjourned till 2 oclock PM

Lewis Gregory Guardian of the minors of Hosea Wilder, dec’d
this day was presented the account of said Guardian with the several minors whereby it appears the said Guardian has not yet received any property belonging to said minors but he has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Eighty three dollars and 21/100 as per account & vouchers filed this day.

Court then adjourned till tomorrow morning 10 oclock.

February 1837 Term

Wednesday morning 10 oclock Feby 1st 1837
Wm. B. Mc Call Guardian to Miranda Lowe
This day was presented the account of said Guardian whereby it appears that he has received of the property of said minor the sum of forty eight and 50/100 leaving a balance due said minor of Twenty eight & 50/00 dollars as per account and vouchers filed this day.

Court then adjourned till 2 oclock P.M.

Court met pursuant to adjournment.

Wm. B. McCall, admr of Sharrod McCall dec’d
This day was presented the account and vouchers of said administrator with the Estate whereby it appears the administrator has received of the assets of said Estate Five Thousand five hundred and ninety four dollars and thirty four cents and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Three thousand one hundred and forty three 56/100 dollars, thereby leaving a balance due the Estate of Two Thousand four hundred and fifty dollars and seventy eight cents as per account and vouchers filed this day.

Court then adjourned till tomorrow morning 10 oclock.

Thursday, February 2nd 10 oclock a.m. 1837
Court met pursuant to adjournment.
Court adjourned till tomorrow morning 10 oclock
Friday morning court met at 10 oclock February 3rd 1837

Wm. B. McCall administrator of Sherod McCall deceased
In the matter of Settlement of the administrator in account with Sherod and Wm. B. McCall surviving partner of S & Wm. B. McCall This day was presented the account of the Admr whereby it appears that he has received of the joint property the sum of $5,338.79 cts and has accounted for the disbursement of $11,973.77 cts-thereby leaving a balance due the administrator and surviving partner in the sum of Six Thousand six hundred and thirty four dollars and 98/100 as per account, statements & vouchers filed this day.

Wm. Norwood & James M. Nixon administrators of Joseph Field, decd
This day was presented the account of the admrs of the Estate whereby it appears that they have received of the assets of the Estate the sum of Thousand nine hundred and twenty-one dollars & 79/100 and has accounted for the disbursement of Fourteen hundred and ten dollars and 9/100 thereby leaving a balance due the Estate in the sum of Five Hundred and eleven dollars and 70/100 as per account & vouchers filed this day.

Wyche Womack administrator of the Estate of James C. Dilworth
This day was presented the account of the account of the (as written) said estate whereby it appears that he has received of the assets of said Estate the sum of Twelve hundred and forty six dollars and 30/100 and has accounted for the disbursement of Three Hundred and Twenty nine and 24/100 dollars thereby leaving a balance due the Estate in the Estate in the sum of nine hundred and sixteen dollars and 41/100 as per vouchers & account filed this day.

Thomas B. Graham & Arch’l Love, Executors of Daniel Love dec’d
This day presented the account of said Exors with the Estate whereby it appears that the Executors have received of the assets of the Estate the sum of Three Thousand three hundred and fifty seven dollars and 27/100 and have satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of one hundred and sixty one dollars and twenty one cents thereby leaving a balance due the Estate in the sum of Three Thousand one hundred & ninety six dollars & 6/100 as per vouchers and account filed this day.

James U. Wilson Guardian of Wm. A. Wilson
This day was presented a statement of the property of said minor in the hands of his Guardian and prays to have the fine imposed on him by this court on the 15th day of July 1836 for his non attendance to make his annual return as Guardian-it being made appear to this Court that legal (ink spot unreadable) the order of this Court had not been given, it is ordered that said fine be remitted.

Wm. B. McCall Administrator of Sherod McCall, dec’d
Petition for leave to sell real estate of said deceased. Whereas Wm. B. McCall administrator of Sherod McCall deceased- having this day closed his settlement with the Court of the joint stock property of Sherod & Wm. B. McCall as per record will appear whereby there is a balance due the Administrator in the sum of Six Thousand Six hundred and thirty four dollars and 98/100-This Court concurs in the prayer of the petitioner Wm. B. McCall administrator and do hereby recommend to the Honorable the Judge of the Superior Court of the Middle District of Florida that leave be granted said Petitioner to sell a certain tract of land lying in the State of Georgia containing Four hundred and ninety acres lying in the 15th district of originally Irwin County and distinguished in the plan of said district as Lot No. 22 as per plat and grant of said district will appear. Also one Town Lot in the City of Tallahassee as by plan of said City will appear and known as Lot number ____.
Signed D. L. White, Judge GCC

Court then adjourned till 10 oclock tomorrow morning

Saturday morning 10 oclock Feby 4th 1837
Court again met.

Thomas J. Kenan & John W. Malone Executors of H. F. Younge, deceased This day was presented the account of said Executors with the Estate whereby it appears that they have received of the assets of the Estate the sum of seven hundred and twenty eight Dollars and 78/100 and have satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of the same-Whereupon the said Executors pray to be discharged from their administration upon the said Estate and it appearing to the Court that legal publication of the application has been made and the executors having honestly and faithfully discharged their duties according to law as Executors-and having fully administered upon all the Estate of said deceased that both come into their bonds agreeably to the inventory thereof on file in the office of this court-and having accounted for the same agreeably to law as by the records of this Court will appear-It is ordered and decreed that the said John W. Malone and Thomas J. Kenan Executors of the said Estate be and are hereby from henceforth acquitted and discharged from the administration of the same.

Robert L. Harrison Guardian of Rebecca Wilder a non compis mentis This day was presented the account of said Guardian with his ward whereby it appears that he has received of the property of said minor the sum of two hundred and ninety five dollars and has accounted for the disbursement of Nineteen Dollars and 3/100 thereby leaving a balance due said minor in the sum of Eighty five dollars and 72/100 as per account and vouchers filed this day.

C. H. DuPont, admr of the Estate of James A. Dunlap, dec’d
This day was presented the account of the admr whereby it appears that he has received of the assets of the Estate the sum of $988.52 and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Five Hundred and sixty three dollars and 60/100 thereby leaving a balance due the Estate in the sum of Four hundred and twenty four dollars and 92/100 as per account and vouchers filed this day.

John Tatum administrator of the Estate of Elijah W. Sweat
This day was presented the account of the admr of said Estate whereby it appears that the admr has received of the assets of said Estate the sum of Three thousand one hundred and forty eight dollars and 86/100 and accounted for the disbursement of Two thousand thirteen dollars and 4/100 thereby leaving a balance due the Estate in the sum of Eleven Hundred and thirty five dollars and 82/100 as per account and vouchers filed this day.

Upon the application of Hardy H. Shelfer for Letters of Guardianship over the person and property of William Shelfer his brother and a minor, It is ordered that the said Hardy H. Shelfer be and he is hereby appointed Guardian of William Shelfer upon his entering into bond with approved security in the penalty of Two Hundred and fifty dollars as the law directs.
David L. White, Judge GCC

C. H. DuPont, administrator of C. C. DuPont, deceased
This day was presented the account of the admr with said Estate whereby it appears that the administrator has received of the assets of the estate the sum of Two Thousand eight hundred and forty nine dollars and 62/100 and has satisfactorily accounted for the disbursement of Two Thousand eight hundred and seven dollars and 72/100 thereby leaving a balance due the Estate in the sum of Forty one dollars and 90/00 as per account and vouchers filed this day.

The Court adjourned till Monday morning 11 oclock

Monday morning 10 oclock Feby 6th, 1837
Court met pursuant to adjournment

Wm. S. Gunn Guardian of George & Lucinda Edwards
This day was presented the account of said Guardian with his wards, whereby it appears that he has received of money belonging to said minors the sum of Two Hundred and Eighty two dollars and 50/100 and accounted for the disbursement of Five Dollars and 63/100 thereby leaving a balance due the minors in the sum of Two hundred and seventy six dollars and 87/100 as per account filed this day.

Court then adjourned till tomorrow morning 10 oclock

Tuesday morning 10 oclock Feby 7th, 1837
Court met pursuant to adjournment

Ordered that David J. Bruton the Executor named in the last will and testament of Aquilla Bruton dec’d enter into bond in the sum of one hundred and twenty five thousand dollars with approved security conditioned agreeably to Law.

Ordered that George W. Bruton the Guardian named in the last will and testament of Aquilla Bruton dec’d over the property of Thomas J. Wooten, receive Letters of Guardianship upon his entering into bond with approved security in the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars conditioned agreeably to law.

Court then adjourned till tomorrow 11 oclock.

Wednesday morning 11 o’clock Feby 8, 1837
Court met pursuant to adjournment

Wm. Forbes, Exrs of the Estate of Wm. Colson, dec’d
The account and vouchers filed on 39th January after a condition of errors it appears that he has received of the assets of the Estate the sum of Four Hundred and thirty six dollars and 49/100 and has accounted for the disbursement of Six Hundred and ninety nine and 30/100 thereby leaving a balance of Two Hundred sixty two 94/100 dollars due the Executor.

Ordered that Jesse McCall Guardian make his returns during the next March Special term.

Feby 8, 1837
Ordered that John C. Love Executor of Colson estate make his return during March Special term. Also J. R. Harris agent of C. Dearborn, Wynne, B_______ and F. A. Cash’s estate & Stephen Peebles.

Ordered that John Carnochan as Administrator of Henry Mashborn, dec’d, be allowed till March term next to make his return.

Ordered that Wm. H. Wilder, admr & Guardian of estate of Hezk. Wilder, dec’d and minor be allowed till next March special term to make his return.

Ordered that Chas. H. DuPont, Executor of Sam’l Jarrott do make his return during the next March special term.

Ordered that Jonathan Robinson, Exectr of John Collins, dec’d be allowed till next March Special Term to make his return.

The Court then adjourned till the first Monday in March next.
David L. White, Judge GCC

At Chambers Feb 11, 1837
Ordered that Wm. B. McCall, admr of Sherod McCall, dec’d be and is hereby authorized to sell lot of land No 22 originally Irwin now Lowndes County Georgia and a lot No.___ in the City of Tallahassee proof having been made of due advertisement of the application and he is hereby directed to advertise agreeable to law said sale for the payments of debts make return and c.
David L. White, Judge GCC

At Chambers Feb 11, 1837
Ordered that Wm. B. McCall, guardian of Miranda Low, be and is hereby authorized to sell a small lot of cattle, the property of said minor represented as to the interest of said minor and make return and c. Signed David L. White, Judge GCC, Recorded the 11 Feby A. D. 1837
by L. L. Sexton, Clerk by Benj. H. Graves, D. C.

At Chambers Feby 17, 1837
This day appointed Mr. Hugh O. McLean Curator of the goods, chattels and c of Mr.John McLean, deceased and as the estate is represented to be insufficient to pay his debts and the property being of a perishable nature he is hereby empowered to sell the same after having it appraised by Col Dan’l L. Kenan and Mr. Joseph King and file in the Clerk’s office of the county Court an inventory acct sale & c.

 
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