25. October 2019 · Comments Off on WOODS – REDING – 1848 · Categories: Deed · Tags: ,

Written: May 1, 1848
Recorded: November 1848

Orange County
North Carolina
Deed Book 33, Page 183, 184

J A Woods etal to Robert Reding

Know all men by these presents that we Joseph A Woods & Fanny E Woods his wife (formerly Fanny E Ray) and Charles W Ray all of the County of Hardeman & State of Tennessee have made, ordained, constituted & appointed and by the presents do make ordain, constitute & appoint Robert Reding of the County of Orange & State of North Carolina our true & Lawful Attorney for us & in our names to make sale of, and make title to, our undivided Shares & interests in & of a certain tract of Land. Land in said County of Orange belonging to the Estate of Eleanor Ann Ray decd, and which decended to her Lawfull heirs, of which we are two, we hereby authorize our Said Attorney to consult with the other Legal heirs of Said Land, as to the best made of making Sale thereo, whether publicly or privetly, or whether for ready Money or on a Credit, as to them may Seem most beneficial to all concerned, and after a Sale shall be effected & made, to make & Execute to the purchaser a good and Bonafide title in Law to our respective shares as if we were present, and to receive from the purchaser our respective shares thereof in Money, and receipt & grant discharge there
for in Our names, and if Need be to Sue for, recover & receive the Same and hold it Subject to our Orders, and further we hereby authorize our Said Attorney to Settle with & receive from the administrator of Said Estate our respective shares thereof when the same may become due and grant discharges in our names respectively for the Same, and if necessary for the accomplish ment of the above purposes, an Attorney or Attorneys under him to make & revoke at pleasure, Hereby ratifying whatever our Attorney or Attorneys under him may Lawfully do in the prmises.

And further we advise & instruct our Said Attorney that if Upon Consultation with the Other heirs & Legatees of the Said Eleanor Ann Ray decd and they are all Willing, and Legally fairly agree thereto, then & in that case we agree, Consent and direct that Martha Jane, Daughter of Joanna Ray decd, who was a daughter of said Eleanor Ann Ray decd, shall be deemed & taken as a lawful heir standing in the place of her deceased Mother as if she had been living at her Mothers Death (But if, they are not all Willing we are not)

In Witness whereof we hereto set our hands & seals this first day of May 1848
Witness Jos. A Woods (Seal)
Test her
E Polk ) Fanny X E Woods (Seal)
George Wood ) mark
Charles W Ray (Seal)

State of Tennessee)
Hardeman County )

Personally appeared before me R P Neely Clerk of the County Court of Said County Joseph A Woods & Charles W Ray two of the parties to the above Power of Attorney with whom I am personally acquainted and who duly acknowledged the Execution of the same to be their Act & Deed for the purposes therein Expressed and upon the day of its date, and also appeared before me Fanny E Woods the other party to the above, and Wife of J A Woods with whom I am acquainted, and having been examined privetly Seperate & apart from her Said husband acknowledges the Execution of the Same to be her Act & Deed for the purposes therein Expressed understandingly, Knowingly & without restraint, compulsion or Coercion on the part of her said husband, and upon the day of its date.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the Seal of my office this first day of May AD 1848

R P Neely Clk
(seal)

State of Tennessee )
Hardeman County )

I Isiah Teague Chairman & presiding Justice of the County Court of the aforesaid County do hereby certify that R P Neely whose certificate appears to the foregoing is Clk of our Said Court and was at the time of Signing the Same, and that his certificate is in due form and that due faith & Credit
should be given all his Official Acts as Such Given under my hand & private Seal, having no Seal of Office this first May AD 1848.

J Teague Chm (Seal)

State of Tennessee )
Hardeman County )

I R P Neely Clk of the County Court of Said County do hereby – that Josiah Teague Esq whose Certificate appears above, is & was Chairman & presiding Justice of our County Court, duly Elected [etc] and that his certificate is in due form and that due faith & Credit is due his official acts as such In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the Seal of my Office (seal) done at Office this 1st May 1848
R P Neely Clk
Orange County Nov Term 1848

The Within power of Attorney was produced in Open Court & the Certificates thereo annexed appearing to the Court to be in due form
of Law, it is Ordered by the Said Court that the said Power of Attorney with the accompayning certificates be registered


Teste J Allison CCC

Additional Comments:
Joseph E Woods
Fanny E Woods (formerly Fanny E Ray)
Charles W Ray
Eleanor Ann Ray decd

 

Submitted by Jacqueline Wilkerson, September 5, 2009.

25. October 2019 · Comments Off on CRAWFORD Guardianship – 1878 · Categories: Deed · Tags: , , ,

State of Tennessee Hardeman County,

County Court February Term 1878

 

On motion and it appearing to the court that JOHN R CRAWFORD late of Hardeman County, TN., is dead and hath left no will: and it further appearing that said deceased left no will: and it further appearing to that said deceased left no widow, but the following children: WILLIAM CRAWFORD, WILEY CRAWFORD, EMMA CRAWFORD, MILLAND CRAWFORD, JOHN CRAWFORD, all minors save William Crawford and that the two last named are under age 15 years of age, and all without regular Guardian.

It is ordered that ROBERT N MITCHELL, D.S. WEBB & LEVI LOCKMAN three suitable and disinterested persons be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, to lay off and set apart for the use of and benefit of the said minor heirs under 15 years of age, the personal property exempt to them by law, and also a years provisions out of said deceased estate, and make report to the next term of this court.

W.E. Donion Clerk

To the matter to the order of sale of property allotted as exempt and for the support to the minor heirs of John R. Crawford deceased. In this cause the court for good & sufficient reason therewith moving the court is pleased to order the property heretofore ordered to be made at the residence of GEORGE CRAWFORD instead of Crainville.

One years support for the children of JOHN R. CRAWFORD deceased March Term 1878

We the undersigned shareholders after being duly commissioned have proceeded to sit apart to the minor children of John R. Crawford deceased under 15 years of age, the property exempt to them by law, as follows: 2 mules, 2 cows, 1 calf, 10 head of hogs, 1 wagon & harness, 2 beds, bedsteads and necessary clothing for each, 500 bins of fodder, 1 stack of hay, 300 lbs. Bacon, 9 bushels of wheat, 1 table, 1 set cooking utensils, 1 wash kettle, 1 sieve, scythe, 1 cradle, 2 wash tubs, 1 chopping axe, 1 grubbing hoe, 1 bureau, 2 plows, 12 plates & set knives, 1 set spoons, 2 weeding hoes, 8 chairs, 1 mans saddle

Also a years support out of the remainder of the personal estate as follows: 1 cow, 2 hogs, 500 bins fodder, 8 bins peas, 9 bins oats, ½ bushel millet seed, 1 haw, 1 fire shovel, 2 meal sacks, 1 grindstone, 1 chopping axe, 1 small sewing machine, 2 metallic well buckets, 2 shovel stocks & plows, 1 trunk, 1 side harrow.

Signed R.N. Mitchell, D.S. Webb & L.L. Lockman

Recorded in Minutes Book Number 16 page 187

 

Submitted by Charlotte Holloway & Sharon Dickey, October 20, 2002

25. October 2019 · Comments Off on CHANLDER, T.Z. – Deed of Trust 1873 · Categories: Deed · Tags: ,

Deed of Trust Hardeman Co., TN.

Know all men by these present that I T.Z. Chanler have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey to Jessy Ragan for the sum of one dollar to me in hand paid and the other conditions.

Herein after mentions a certain gray horse about eleven years old known as the horse got from John Taylor to have and to hold same to the said Jessy Ragan his heirs and assigns. I do covenant with said Ragan that I am lawfully owner of the horse and have a good right to convey the title to the same. I do further bind myself, my heirs and representatives to warrant and power defend the title to the same from the lawful claims of all persons whatever.

But this deed is made for the following purpose and no other, that is to say I am indebted to the said Jessy Ragan in the following manner. The said Ragan has entered his self as security in my notes for the amount of one hundred and twenty dollars, to be paid to John Taylor due the 1st day of January 1874. And also he has stood for an account to Huddleston and being desirous to make sure the payment of the same now if I should pay the said debts at the time specified in this due this obligation is null and void. But if I should not then the said Nathaniel Ragon as Trustee after giving twenty days notice at three public places in the neighborhood shall expose the said horse to se3ll to the highest bidder for cash and power to pay said debts and costs. And if there be any over to pay the same over to the said Chanler in the mean time, the said Chanler is to have the possession and use of said horse until the said debts become due. Or the said Ragan is released from said liability in testimony I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26 day of June 1873.

Attest by: P.M. Huddleston & P.D. Jackson Signed T.Z. Chanler his mark Deed of Trust Hardeman Co., TN.

Know all men by these present that I T.Z. Chanler have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey to Jessy Ragan for the sum of one dollar to me in hand paid and the other conditions.

Herein after mentions a certain gray horse about eleven years old known as the horse got from John Taylor to have and to hold same to the said Jessy Ragan his heirs and assigns. I do covenant with said Ragan that I am lawfully owner of the horse and have a good right to convey the title to the same. I do further bind myself, my heirs and representatives to warrant and power defend the title to the same from the lawful claims of all persons whatever.

But this deed is made for the following purpose and no other, that is to say I am indebted to the said Jessy Ragan in the following manner. The said Ragan has entered his self as security in my notes for the amount of one hundred and twenty dollars, to be paid to John Taylor due the 1st day of January 1874. And also he has stood for an account to Huddleston and being desirous to make sure the payment of the same now if I should pay the said debts at the time specified in this due this obligation is null and void. But if I should not then the said Nathaniel Ragon as Trustee after giving twenty days notice at three public places in the neighborhood shall expose the said horse to se3ll to the highest bidder for cash and power to pay said debts and costs. And if there be any over to pay the same over to the said Chanler in the mean time, the said Chanler is to have the possession and use of said horse until the said debts become due. Or the said Ragan is released from said liability in testimony I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26 day of June 1873.

Attest by: P.M. Huddleston & P.D. Jackson

Signed T.Z. Chanler his mark

 

Submitted by Charlotte Holloway, 2002

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25. October 2019 · Comments Off on COX Family Bible · Categories: Bible · Tags:

Cox Family Bible

Bible records were in possession of Marshall Greene my Uncle now deceased.

Abram Cox was born 12 Jul 1809 Father
Mary Cox was born 13 March 1813 Mother

Children:
William Groves Cox born 24 Dec 1831
Sarah Ann Cox born 27 May 1834
Mary Jane Cox born 18 Jan 1838
Frances Lamira Cox born 3 Feb 1840
George Washington Cox born 5 Feb 1842
John Michael Cox born 28 Apr 1844
Nancy Leonora Cox born 12 Jan 1847
Emma Elnora Cox born 12 Jan 1847
Eten Turner Cox born 14 July 1849
Margaret Elizabeth Cox born 24 Jun 1851
Thomas Leonida Cox born 12 May 1854

Submitted by Charlotte Holloway, July 8, 2000

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Fawcett Family Bible

George W. Fawcett married Dora E. Brewer Wednesday December 22, 1886
George W. Fawcett married Mary O. Cliff July 26, 1908
George W. Fawcett was born Friday August 20, 1852
Dora Lee Fawcett was born Thursday April 12, 1888 at 10:30 P.M.
Abner M. Fawcett was born Friday September 1892 8:00 P.M.
Sophrone Ella Fawcett was born Friday September 16, 1892 at 9:40 P.M.
William S. Fawcett was born Friday October 11, 1895 at 11:30 P.M.
Mary O. Fawcett was born Friday October 13, 1866

Dora Ells Fawcett died September 20, 1898 at 10:00 P.M.
Abner McCiever Fawcett died February 27, 1921 at 10:00 P.M.
Sophronie Ella Fawcett died March 3, 1929

Chas M. Fawcett married Della Knotte August 19, 1900
Their Children were:

Chas M. Fawcett
Rachel Adelia Fawcett
Minnie Ann Fawcett
John Sidney Fawcett
Sarah Ann Fawcett died July 5, 1912 at 4:00 P.M.
John M. Fawcett died February 18, 1916
Sophronie E. Fawcett Ferrell died March 28, 1926 at 10:00 P.M. in Hope, AR.

Submitted by Charlotte Holloway.

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Contributor’s Note: This family migrated from Halifax Co., NC to Dickson
Co., TN in 1820. They migrated to Hardeman Co., TN in 1823. After 1850
some descendants migrated on to Arkansas and Texas.


Oney S. Hervey was born 7 Sept 1776
Blount W. Hervey was born 5 Feb 1807
Hannah Hervey was born 6 Nov 1809
Emily Hervey was born 27 June 1811
M.D. Hervey was born 30 Jan 1813
T.W. Hervey was born 25 Feb 1816
Elizabeth Hervey was born 25 Feb 1817
Walton Hervey was born 19 June 1819
Harriet Hervey was born 15 Dec 1820

Calvin M. Hervey was born 15 June 1823
James W. Hervey was born 17 Oct 1824
Lydia A. Hervey was born 31 May 1826
Albert G. Hervey was born 22 Feb 1828
Oney S. Hervey was born 14 April 1830
Jack P. Hervey was born 11 Feb 1832
Elijiah Hervey was born Nov 1834

Oney S. Hervey married Elizabeth Williams 1 April 1806
Emigrated to the State of Tennesse 1820
O.S. Hervey married Ann Holt in the year 1822
Emigrated to the Western District 1823

Hannah Hervey was married to N. Steele 26 Nov 1826
Emily Hervey was married to Chas. Murphy 1 Jan 1829
T.W. Hervey was married to E.V. Miller 10 Dec 1835
Harriet Hervey was married to James Wall 22 Dec 1836
M.D. Hervey was married to R. Burford 9 April 1839
C.M. Hervey was married to T. Williams 16 Dec 1841
Walton Hervey was married to M.A. Elgin 15 July 1842
James W. Hervey was married to Murphy 16 April 1845


Elizabeth Hervey died 1 Sept 1826
Blount W. Hervey died 31 May 1828
Lydia A. Hervey died 1 April 1828
Elijiah Hervey died Jan 1835
Oney S. Hervey Senr. died 12 June 1839
M.D. Hervey died 4 July 1844
Anna Hervey died 4 Sept 1845
Horace Hervey died 8 Jan 1850
C.M. Hervey died 18 Jan 1895

Submitted by Andrea Weil, August 1998

25. October 2019 · Comments Off on HICKS, Thomas B. Family Bible · Categories: Bible · Tags: , , , ,

Thomas Benton Hicks Family Bible

The Cottage Bible and Family Expositor
Published by Brainard and Sampson Company
Hartford, Conn. 1867

Presented to Thomas Benton Hicks December 29, 1863 age 27 years 3 months and 23 days.

Another page has: Thomas B. Hicks, Warren Co., IL. 1867

Still another: T.B. Hicks Palmyra, Heareson Co., IN. May 17, 1873

And, Thomas B. Hicks Shammouth, Warren Co., OL. December 18, 1876

Thomas Benton Hicks, born 7 September 1841 White Co., IN. died 8 June 1925, Middleton, Hardeman Co., TN. Buried in Reaves Cemetery. Married first: Sarah A. Grantham, 9 March 1862 in White Co., IN. Their children were:

  • Eurilly M., born 1868
  • Martha A., born 1862
  • William Benton, born 10 December 1894

Thomas and Sarah divorced October 26, 1871 in White Co., IN.

Thomas married second Hettie Agree who passed away soon after they were married.

Thomas married third, Amanda Helen King, born 25 September 1871 Dixon Co., NE., died 12 December 1936 in Middleton, Hardeman Co., TN. Buried Reaves Cemetery. Their children were:

  • Ruth Hannah, born 1 Dec 1898 died 11 June 1988 Middleton, Hardeman Co., TN.
  • John McKinly, born July 17, 1900 McNairy Co., TN. married Corda Speck
  • Ira Guy, born 15 Aug 1902
  • Alfred Munson, born 1 Aug 1905

Thomas Benton Hicks served in the Civil War Union 72nd Reg. Indiana
Volunteers.


Submitted by Charlotte Holloway, August 31, 2000