Clarke County, Mississippi Genealogy

 Trails

Probate Court Records

 

Estate of Thomas S. Sterling

Will Book 2, Page 12

The State of Mississippi   ) Clarke County                 )

  

 To William F. Green Clerk of the Probate Court of said County.

        A special Term of the Probate Court of said County will be held on Friday the twenty fourth day of May Inst. for the purpose of admitting to probate the last will and testament of Thomas S. Sterling late of said County deceased and for granting all orders and bring all other business necessary to be done appertaining to said Estate.

         Given under my hand and seal this 14th day of May A.D.      (signed) Henry Hailes J.P.C.C. (seal)

 

Will Book 2, Page 13

The State of Mississippi   ) Clarke County                 )

        At a Special Term of Probate Court agreeably to the above order held in and for the County of Clark (sic) at the courthouse thereof on the 24th day of May A. D. 1839.

        Present the Honorable Henery Hailes Judge, W. F. Green Clk, R. B. Crosby Shff.

        Personally appears in open Court John G. Creagh who  presented the last will and testament of Thomas S. Sterling deceased which was proved by William Falconer and James A. Howze two of the subscribing witnesses to the same and ordered to be recorded.

        John G. Creagh appeared in open court and took the oath as Executor of the last will and testament of Thomas S. Sterling deceased.  Whereupon it is ordered by the court that Letters testamentary issue to John G. Creagh aforesaid.

        Ordered by the Court that Benjamin Estes, James Vance and William D. Williams be appointed appraisers of the Estate of Thomas S. Sterling deceased.

        Ordered by Court That John G. Creagh Executor of the last will and testament of Thomas S. Sterling deceased be authorized to sell all the personal property of said Estate (negroes Excepted) or so much thereof as he may deem necessary.

        Ordered by the Court that the court now adjourn until court in course.

Henry Hailes Judge

 

Will Book 2, Page 14-15

        In the name of God. I, Thomas S. Sterling now being of sound mind and memory but  weak in body and wishing to arrange and dispose of my worldly affairs, do now make and publish this my last will and Testament in manners and form following to wit:

        1st  After the payment of all my debts, I wish all my property both real and personal to be divided unto four equal parts and I hereby devise and bequeath the same to Mary P. Sterling, my beloved wife, William I. Sterling, Thomas F. Sterling, and Mary I. Sterling my dear children in manner and form  following to wit:  firstly I devise and bequeath to Mary my wife above named unconditionally and forever one part to be first selected by her on her chance of the part  above mentioned to be made.  Secondly, I devise and bequeath the other three parts to my children above named in like manner to each one part to be selected by lot by my Executor hereafter appointed.

        Term 2nd  I hereby nominated and appoint Thomas P. Falconer to attend to arrange all my matters and affairs in any wise connected with the Mississippi and Alabama Railroad Company and Settle the same with my Executor hereafter appointed and the said Thomas P. Falconer Shall not be required to give bond and security for the performance of said Trust.

        3rd   My Executor herein after appointed is authorized and required to Execute titles to Thomas P. Falconer and Robert Collins to lands for which titles are due from me to them the number of which and this location and description of the same to be designated by the said Thomas P. Falconer.

        4th  I hereby nominate and appoint John G. Creagh Executor to this last will and Testament to be Executed according to my wish contained in this same and it is my will that my Executor be not required to give Bond and security for the performance and of the trust herein required of him.

        In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this thirty first day of December Eighteen hundred and thirty eight.

(signed) Thos. S. Sterling (seal)

Signed and sealed in present of
William Towner
Wm. H Strebeck
William Falconer
James A. Howze

 

The State of Mississippi )

Special Probate Court

Clarke County               )

24th May A.D. 1839

        Personally appeared in open Court William Falconer and James A. Howze two of the subscribing witnesses to the within will who being duely sworn deposith and Saith that they saw the within named Thomas S. Sterling in their presence and in the presence of the other subscribing witnesses sign and publish the within as his last will and Testament and that they together with William Towner and William H. Strebeck at the request of the testator signed said will as subscribing witnesses in his presence.

Sworn to & Subscribed

William Falconer

in open Court

James A. Howze

This 24th day of May A. D. 1839  

W. F. Green Clk.

Recorded this the 24th day of May A.D. 1839

W. F. Green Registar Probate Court C.C.

Will Book 2, Page 16

(Extract of pg 16, dated June 3rd, 1839)

        This day John G Creagh Returned the inventory of the Estate of Thos. S. Sterling deceased duely authenticated.

        Ordered by the Court That the same be received and ordered to be recorded.

        Ordered by the court That the following account be allowed (To Wit) against the Estate of Thomas S. Sterling Viz.  William Towners account for $98.75.

Will Book 2, Page 19-24

        The following contains a full and complete Inventory of all the personal property of the Estate of the late Thomas S. Sterling which has come to the possession of the Executor, also an appraisement of said Estate as made by Benjamin Estes, James Vance, and William D. Williams, on the 25th May 1939 by order of the Probate Court of Clark (sic) County, Mississippi.

  cents
Coke and Littleton 1 Vol.    
Bacons Abridgement 4 Vol.    
Practical Conveyances 1    
Blakes Chancery 1    
Adamson Ejectiment 1    
Macnallys Evidence 1    
Laws of Different States 1    
Roberts on France 1    
Crancks Report 9    
Wheatons Reports 9    
Peters Reports 9    
Massachusetts Reports10    
American Digest 2    
Fountain Reports 2    
Espinaser Reports 4    
Lelwyns Reports 1    
Bays Reports 2    
System for Pleading 1    
Hales Crown Law 2 Vol.    
East Crown Law 2    
Johnson Bailment 1    
Oliver Presidents 1    
Hawkins Pleas of the Crown 1    
Sullivan on Land Title 1    
Mantayer Lett  app (?) 1    
East Report 5    
East Crown Law 2    
Gilberts Deviser 1    
Washington Reports 2    
Azini (?) Marritirus Law 2 Vol.    
Abbot on Shipping 1    
Douglas Report 1    
Cromptons Report 2    
Coopers Report 1    
Haywood Report 1    
Every man his _?_ Lawyer 1    
Hand on Annuitiies 1    
Digest of the Statutes of all 1    
Livermore on Agents & Factors 1    
Chitty on Pleading 3    
Lelwyns Visi (?) Pieces (sic) 3    
Blackstones Commentary 2    
Gould Pleading 1    
Maddock Chancery 1    
Revised Codes 1    
99 Vols. $4 396 00
Bensons Commentary Vol. 5 25 00
Scotts Bible 6 18 00
Theological Institute 2 5 00
Moshein Eccleiastical History 3 6 00
Lytles History 1 2 00
Wesleys Works 7 17 50
Wesleys Philosophy 2 4 00
Fletchers Checks 4 8 00
Life of Washington 5 12 50
American Biography 5 10 50
Hasmers Observatory 2 4 00
Bucks Theological Dictionary 1 2 50
Fergersons Astronomy 2 3 00
Ramseys So. Carolina 2 2 00
History Literature 1 1 50
Rush on the Mind 1 2 50
Methodist Magazine 1 1 00
Flints Lectures 1 1 00
Blains Rhetoric 1   75
Greek Testament 1 1 00
Watts Logic 1   75
Creighton Dictionary 1   75
Mental Improvement 1 Vol.   50
Simpson Enclia 1 2 00
Encyclopaedia LA 2 4 00
Walkers Dictionary 1 2 00
  534 25
Euler & Lacroin 1 Vol. 2 00
Paleys Philosophy 1 1 00
Pofes Hormer 2 1 50
Holy Bible 1   75
Harrises Discoures 1 1 25
Travels at home 1   50
France by Lady Megan 1   75
Recollection of a volcanoed Sister 1   25
Walkers Dictionary 1   75
England & the English 2 1 50
Hollands Life of Vanburen 1 1 00
Clapsical Lybrary 16 16 00
Clark on the Romans 1 00
Travels of Anachurseis 1 50
Greens Natural Philosophy 1 00
Worcester Sketches   50
Kerkhurns Grumar (?)   50
Grinshaws Dictionary 1 00
The Great Metropolis 1 00
Ewells Medical Companion 4 00
Family Prayer Book   50
Vottairo H(?) 1 00
Laws State of Mississippi 1 50
Livo Book Cases 13 00
Writing Desk 5 00
  593 00

 

Five Beds Matrpes & Bed Sheets &  593 00
Furniture 250 00
1 Sett of Chiney ware 15 00
1 Lot Crockery 15 00
1 Lot Glassware 58 00
34 Pieces Silver Plate 78 00
1 Lot Knives & forks 30 00
1 Lot Brittianna 5 00
Shaving aparatus 4 00
1 Side Board 10 00
1 Beauroe (sic) 12 00
5 Tables 20 00
1 Lot Chairs 23 00
1 Lot Waiters 8 00
8 Candle Sticks 6 00
4 Looking Glasses 9 00
Medicine Chest 10 00
1 Double Barrel Shot Gun 12 00
2 pr Shovels & Tongs 3 00
4 pr Fire Dogs 12 00
1 Gold Patent Lever Watch & Chain 150 00
1 Lot Tools 17 50
1 Lot Kitchen Furniture 45 00
1 Lot Milk Ware 7 00
1 Safe 4 00
  1393 50
1 Seal Skin & 5 Leather Trunks 34 00
1 Clock 25 00
1 Pleasire (?) Carriage 200 00
1 Grind Stone 3 00
50 bbs Wool 18 75
15 BCs 2 00
1 Lot Plantation Utentils & c. 25 00
1 Spinning Wheel 4 00
1 Lot Lundries 14 00
1 Horse Cart 10 00
1 Ox Waggon (sic) 100 00
2 Log Chains 6 00
Betsy Baker 150 00
Flora 120 00
Marshall Ney 125 00
Fans Cold (?) 30 00
Cate Mule 75 00
Carpenter  75 00
Doll mule 20 00
Jack Do. 100 00
Cianna Vernon 150 00
Zip Coon 60 00
1 Lot Hogs suppose to be about fifty head 100 00
50 Head of Sheep 150 00
1 Stock of Cattle suppose to be about 75 head 750 00
  3740 25
1 Sett (sic) of Legament for Gin Wheel 55 07
8 Oxen 240 00
1 Gin 200 00
Nancy & Child Levinia 1000 00
Delias & her children Louisa, Nora & Clara 1500 00
Little Henry 800 00
Big Henry 1500 00
Woodson 1000 00
Old Nancy   00
1 Cuting (sic) Knife 3 00
3 Sharp Shears 1 50
2 Axes 1 50
1 Shovel 1 00
8 Weesing hoes 3 37-1/2
5 Grubing hoes 5 00
6 axes 12 00
2 Wedges 2 50
5 pr Truce Chains at $5, 2 per hai? 3 8 00
6 single trees 6 00
13 Ploughs 52 00
4 Clevises 3 00
Waggon (sic) & Gear 125 00
Horse Learning 150 00
Stockholder 75 00
Li? 100 00
  10584 49-1/2
Tims 125 00
Sam 115 00
Stebeck 100 00
Fanny 75 00
McDaniel 50 00
(Negroes)    
Pomp 400 00
Simon 350 00
Abram 800 00
Sam 700 00
Elias 1200 00
Hercules 1000 00
Tom 600 00
Old Binah 250 00
Young Binah 350 00
Rose 500 00
Eliza & child Ann May 1000 00
Hannah 700 00
Viney 800 00
Sarah 750 00
Old Betsy 150 00
Malissa 500 00
Scicily 400 00
Liza 300 00
Scot 500 00
Jack 400 00
Lynch 300 00
Hiram 300 00
Jackson 250 00
Serina 200 00
Becca 150 00
  23899 49-1/2
500 Bhls Corn, 600 weight of Fodder to    
be paid by Collins at the end of the year 1840 875 00
Two Saddles & Bridles 50 00
  24824 49-1/2

Will Book 2, Page 25-26

The State of Mississippi   ) Clarke County                 )

    We the undersigned do hereby Certify that we duly qualified as appraisers of the property of the Estate of Thomas S. Sterling deceased, and we further Certify that the forgoing contains a true and correct inventory of the appraisement of said property so far as was shown by the Executor of said Estate.

        Given under our hands and seals.  This Twenty fifth day of May A.D. 1839.

Benjamin Estes (seal)

James Vance (seal)

W. H. Williams (seal)

The State of Mississippi   ) Clarke County                 )

    I, George Knight Member of the Board of County Police for the County of Clarke and State of Mississippi do Certify that the above named appraisers were qualified by me according to Law before making the appraisement.

25th May 1839, George Knight, M.B.C.P.C.C.

        Om addition to the above list articles which has been appraised to the Sum of Twenty four thousand eight hundred and twenty four 49-1/2 /100 dollars $24824.49-1/2

I have received in Union Bills

$1000

In Brandon Bills

390

    A receipt for 30 Bales Cotton shipped to Mobile and not yet sold I have not yet had time to ascertain the amount of Notes and acts due the Estate when ascertain they will be --lurned(?)

J. H. Creagh

Personally appeared John G. Creagh before me George Knight a Member of the Board of Police who being duly sworn deposith and saith that the above and foregoing list of articles contains a true full and perfect inventory of the personal property of Thomas S. Sterling so far as the same has come to his possession.

Sworn to and subscribed before this 25th May 1839.

George Knight, M.B.C.P.C.C.

 

Back

 All data on this website is Copyright 2006-2007 by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.