Abstract of Probate
for Joseph Stout, deceased. Book R, no page, entry numbered 886,
Tishomingo County. 15 January 1867.
A. Stout, widow, petitioned the Court for a year’s support and
allotment of property except from execution of the estate on her
behalf and the behalf of Lindsey Stout, Eugene Stout, Theodor Stout,
Walter Stout and Cora Stout, their minor children. The Court ordered
that J. A. Gerhart, E. C. Gillenwaters, B. Adams, A. J. Kincaid and
J. P. Young be appointed commissioners, any three of whom may act to
allot and set off a portion of the estate for the support of the
widow and children.
Transcription of Guardianship of James, John
and Catherine Jones, Book R, no page, entry numbered 625, Tishomingo
County, 15 January 1867.
Report of Guardian E. L. Welch in lieu of
annual accounts: In this cause it is made appear (sic) to the court
that the said Guardian has neither recused himself nor paid out
anything in said Guardianship since rendering his last annual
accounts thereof. It is therefore considered and decreed by the
Court that said Report be received, approved and recorded in lieu of
annual accounts of aid Guardianship.
Transcription of entry for the Estate of John
Barber, deceased, Book R, page 468, Probate Court term March 1867,
Suggestion of death of deceased more than six
months since and of existence of estate. In this cause it is ordered
by the Court that the administration of said decedent’s estate be
committed to D. J. Beale, Sheriff of this County in virtue of his
said office, as provided by law in such case.
Transcription of Petition for Title to Land by
William Rutherford v John McRae, et al. Book R, Probate Court,
Tuesday morning, 10 July 1866, Tishomingo County.
This cause for hearing it is ordered by the
Court that Citations (be) issued to John McRae, administrator of
Kenith McRae, deceased, Rev. M Gibbons, Isabella Gibbons, William
McRae, James McRae, Thomas McRae, B.D. McRae, Daniel P. McRae, Sarah
C. McRae, Margaret Mathews and her husband, William Mathews and John
McRae, guardian of James D. McRae, W. J. Blunt, guardian of John H.
and B. F. McRae, to appear before the next term of this Court and
answer said petition and show cause, if any they have, why prayer of
petition should not be granted and a (?) of Court rendered
accordingly to which term this cause is continued and set for
Partial transcription of Petition for Letters
by W.A. McRae in guardianship of Thomas G McRae, minor. Book R, page
468, Probate Court, March term, 1867, page 468, Tishomingo, County,
This Cause now coming as to be heard before
the court upon said petition and proof, when it appearing to the
Court that said minor who is over 14 years of age has elected said
petitioner to be his legal guardian that said Petitioner is the
brother of said minor and is competent to the office and trust of
said Guardianship and he has this day approved in open court and
taken the oath (missing text) together with John McRae.
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Transcription of Petition for probate by
Elizabeth Earnest, executrix of James Earnest, deceased. Book 9, no
page. Filed 10 March 1862. Tishomingo County.
R.A. Hill Judge.
To the Honorable the Probate Court of
Tishomingo County, State of Mississippi. The Petition of Elisabeth
Earnest, wife of James Earnest, late of said County, deceased, shows
that he died on or about the 6th day
of February 1860 and did, before death, make and publish his last
will in writing herewith exhibited, Marked A, making Petitioner his
sole executrix and promises thereof for herself and others:
Wherefore she prays that the Will be probated in this court and
other proceedings be had as the law may require and that she have
Sworn to and Subscribed before me this March
Signed Elizabeth Earnest.
Transcription of Probate Petition for Letters
filed 31 March 1862, Book 9, no page given. Tishomingo County.
W. R. Smith and W.C. Cornelius, Administrators
Ad Col for Ira E. Cornelius, deceased.
The Petition of W.R. Smith and W.C. Cornelius,
Citizens of said County represents and shows unto your Honor that
Ira E. Cornelius, late a citizen of said county departed this life
about the 26th day of March 1862, leaving a real and personal estate
in said county consisting of a tract of land, about 25 Negroes,
stock of various kinds, farming utensils, household and kitchen
furniture. That said personal property is in an exposed condition
subject to waste and as Petitioners believe should be immediately
taken in charge by persons having legal authority to protect and
control the same until such time as the Will of said deceased can be
proved and admitted to Probate and registration in your Honor’s
Court and Letters of Executorship obtained thereon. The promises
considered Petitioner pays of your Honor in Vacasion (?) grant of
Letters of Administration ad col Ligendum (?), upon said personal
estate and for such other directions pertaining hereto as to your
Honor may deem necessary and as in duty bound to.
Signed W. R. Smith and W.C. Cornelius.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 31st
day of March 1862, E. W. Carmack, Clerk.
This word may have been intended to be
vacatur: Latin for an order of court by which a proceeding is set
aside or annulled.
This word may have been intended to be
legitiums: Latin for lawful.
Abstract of Petition for Letters by W.A.
Paden, administrator for D.W. Paden, deceased. Filed 14 July 1862,
Book 9, page 116. Tishomingo County.
To the Honorable R.A. Hill, judge of the
Probate Court of Tishomingo County, State of Mississippi. W.A.
Paden, a citizen of this county, notified the Court that D. M. Paden
died in the month of June, 1862, leaving surviving heirs: Mary Jane,
his widow, Leroy, Sophia and James Wesley, his children. He left a
personal estate consisting of stock of various kinds, farming
utensils, household and kitchen furniture and some debts. The widow
requested the petitioner to administrate the estate on her behalf.
Signed W. A. Paden
Sworn and subscribed on 14 July 1862 before E.
W. Carmack, clerk.
Partial Transcription of Petition for Letters
by G. Howell, administrator for A. Collier, deceased. Filed 11
August 1863, Book 9, page 453. Tishomingo County.
To the Honorable R. A. Hill, Judge of the
Probate Court of Tishomingo. The Petition of Gilbert Howell, a
citizen of said County of Tishomingo, respectfully shows: That Amos
Collier, late of said County of Tishomingo, departed this life some
time in the month of June 1863, leaving no will or testament, so far
as your Petitioner knows or believes. That said decedent left
surviving him at the time of his death the following named children
residing in Tishomingo County, Mississippi: Elizabeth Finch, wife of
John W. Finch, Henry Collier, Lavina Grisham, Martha McDaniel, wife
of Michael McDaniel, residents Itawamba County, Sarah Crumley, wife
of James A. Crumley, resides in Tennessee. All of whom are of full
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