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WHITE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Will Abstracts & Intestate Statements

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AIKIN, Jane

States she died intestate on or about the (blank day & month), 1854. Terry A. McDaniel, also of White Co. appt. admin. Signed Robert S. Bell, clerk, Jan. 15, 1855.

ARNOLD, Erastus

States he died intestate on or about the 1st day of Feb., 1855. Harrison BROWN & Perry A. McDANIEL, also of White Co., appt. admin. Signed R. S. BELL, Feb. 6, 1855.


BAILEY, Alfred

States he died intestate on or about Dec. 10, 1844. Hudson BAILEY, also of White Co., appt. admin. Signed Robert S. BELL, clerk, Feb. 5, 1854


BREWER, Charles

States he died intestate on or about Aug. 6, 1853. Calvin & Maria BREWER also of White Co. were appt. administrators with full power to dispose of his property. Robert J. BELL, clerk, Sept. 9, 1853


CASEY, James

States he died intestate on or about (no day or month given), 1855. Levi CASEY of Van Buren Co. appt. admin. Signed R. S. BELL, clerk & Jas. F. BATTE, DC., Sept. 29, 1855.


COMBS, Jesse D.

States he died intestate on or about Jan. 27, 1854. Francis M. Thornton, also of White Co., appt. admin. Signed R. S. BELL, clerk, Feb. 15, 1854.


GRAY, Sidney

States he died intestate on or about FFeb. 1, 1855. William B. JEBELL, also of White Co., appt. admin. Signed R. S. BELL, clerk, May 5, 1855.


GUTHRIE, Franklin

Last will & testament. Beloved wife Elizabeth GUTHRIE, household goods & furniture & provisions on hand. Also young mule, red cow & calf, & privilages of residing in house one year from this time, if she desires.
Father to take ? of the level of my estate & raise funds to water? the SW of the SW quarter of the same quarter section, Twnshp. 8 N ? 6 W. Appoint father, Samuel GUTHRIE, full exec. except for the portion willed to wife.
Father to put up land for sale w/in? 12 mos. & debts paid & any left over money to be left to father with $25 a year to be given to wife, Elizabeth. May 3, 1854. Signed Franklin GUTHRIE. Wit: R. M. EXUM, Elijah CASTELAW. Proved May 20, 1854.


GWIN, John

States he died intestate on or about Aug. 20 th, 1854. Elizabeth GWIN, also of White Co. appt. admin. Signed Robert S. BELL, clerk, Sept. 15, 1854

HANCOCK, Presley D. (might be GLASCOCK)

States he died, having made a will on or about the (day is blank) of Feb., 1854. Samuel D. KEY?, also of White Co., appt. admin. Signed Robert S. BELL, clerk, Mar. 6, 1854.


HARRIS, Johnathan

States he died intestate on or about Feb. 19, 1855. Thomas H. RUFF, also of White Co. appt. admin. Signed R. S. BELL, clerk, Mar. 12, 1855.


HARROD, John & Melitia J.

John HARROD appointed guardian of Melitia J. HARROD, a minor. Bond of $1000. Signed R. S. BELL, clerk, & Jas. F. BATTE, DC, Mar. 28, 1856.


HARVEY, Calvin L.

States he died intestate on or about Aug. 12, 1855. Carvin? (prob. Calvin) HARVEY, also of White Co., appt. admin. Signed R. S. BELL, clerk & Jas. F. BATTE, DC, Aug. 13, 1855.


HATT, Martha

States she died intestate on or about Jan. 5, 1854. David MAGNESS, of Van Buren Co. appt. admin. Signed R. S. BELL, clerk, Feb. 7, 1854.


HULL, John

States he died intestate on or about the (day & month blank), 1855. John H. REIFF, also of White Co., appt. admin. Signed R. S. BELL, clerk, Nov. 1 & 2, 1855.


HUMPHRIES, Carroll B.

States he died intestate on or about July 23, 1855. Pocahontas HUMPHRIES, widow, also of White Co. appt. admin. Signed R. S. BELL, clerk, & B. F. BATTE, DC., July 30, 1855.



HUMPHRIES, John

States he died intestate on or about the June 21?, 1854. John B. HUMPRIES, also of White Co. appt. admin. Signed Robt. S. BELL, clerk, S. C. SALLEN?, DC., July 10, 1854.


ISBELL, William B.

States he died intestate on or about Feb. 14, 1856. John DIMAWAY? & Benjamin ISBELL, also of White Co. Signed R. S. BELL, clerk, & Jas. F. BATTE, DC, Feb. 20, 1856.


JOHNSON, Overton

States he died on or about Feb. 25, 1856. Perry A. McDANIEL, also of White Co., appt. admin. Signed R. S. Bell, clerk & Jas. F. BATTE, May 12, 1856.


KNIGHT, David S.

States he died intestate on or about Oct. 13, 1853. John TERRY, also of White Co. was appt. admin. Signed R. S. BELL, clerk, Oct. 18, 1853 by S. L. HARVESTORE, D. C.


LEE, James K.

States he died intestate on or about (day blank) day of Feb., 1855. James M. MCLAULEY appt. admin. Signed Robert S. BELL, Feb. 18, 1855.


LUMPKIN, Robert


Robert LUMPKIN, Book A, p. 36, dated Sept. 5, 1855. Daughters: Nancy & Mary Elizabeth (comma here?) Sarah Ann, & Julia $5 ea. Sons: G.Washington & Thos. James $5 ea. Balance of estate to wife during widowhood for purpose of raising & educating little children & when any of dau. marry who are now single, Charity, Savica, Obedience, Susan, Meha?(in fold) Rebecca Saphia, Emily to have cow & calf, one bed & wearing apparel ea. When John LUMPKIN becomes of age 1/2 tract farm & son Benjamine other 1/2, though rights reserved for wife during her widowhood, & balance of estate to be controlled by executor, son G.W. LUMPKIN for educating children. Signed: Robert LUMPKIN. Witnesses: Lewis W. EDENS, Stephen C. WHITLAW & J.E.(X) CARTER. Executed Dec. 4, 1855. Robert S. BELL, clk.


McDANIEL, M. D.

Last will & testament. "I, M. D. McDANIEL, of the Co. of Limestone, State of Alabama".
1. daughter, Nancy I.? ATKINSON $5
2. son, James T. McDANIEL $5
3. Henry T. McDANIEL young bay horse & new saddle & at death or remarriage of wife, half of land I bought of the heirs of TAYLOR which is to be his portion of the estate.
4. Step-son, Samuel C. MITCHELL my youngest colt, the only part of my property I feel able to give him.
5. Beloved wife, Adelade, all the balance of my property during natural life or widowhood. Afterwards to go to 2 youngest children, Lucy & John M. McDANIEL.
6. Ordain & appt. wife exec.
Oct. 26, 1849. Signed M. D. McDANIEL. Wit: Jas. W. BRIDGFORTH, W. W. PHILLIPS, Joseph A. MOONE. (Has statement from Jns.? TURRENTINE, J.P. of Athens, AL Nov. 21, 1853 where he took depositions on behalf of plaintiff, Maria A. McDANIELS (heirs of M. D. McDANIEL, defendants) from the witnesses to the will. PHILLIPs stated he wrote the will out for M. D. & MOONE swore that he had seen it & witnessed it & that it was indeed M. D.'s wishes.) Maria Adelade McDANIEL appt. exec. April 26, 1857.


McDANIEL, Mumford D.

States he died intestate on or about Sept. 3, 1853. Maria A. McDANIEL, also of White Co. appt. admin. with full power to dispose of his property. Signed Robert J. BELL, clerk, Sept. 13, 1853


McDANIEL, Thomas N.

States he died intestate on or about Jan. 17, 1854. Hugh B. CHANDLER, also of White Co. appt. admin. Signed Robert S. Bell, clerk, Jan. 23, 1854.

MAGNESS, Perry C.

States he died intestate on or about Jan. (day left blank), 1854. James W. MONGOMERY, also of White Co. appt. admin. Signed R. S. BELL, clerk, Feb. 18, 1854.


MATTHEWS, John W.

John W. MATTHEWS appt. guardian for neice, Delilaa? MATTHEWS, a minor. Bond of $200. Signed R. S. BELL,clerk, & Jas. F. BATTE, DC, Dec. 14, 1855


MILLER, Jacob P.

States he died intestate on or about the 25 th day of June?, 1853. Joseph F. BRILILMIN? & Robert - EDWARDS, also of White Co. appt. admin.


MOORE, John

States he died on or about the 23rd day of Nov., 1853. Thomas ELMS & Robert PEEL of Independence Co. appt. admin. Signed Robert S. BELL, clerk, May 25, 1854.


ROBBINS, Paul

In the name of God, Amen. I, Paul ROBBINS of the Co. of White in the St. of Ark. being in weak bodily health but of sound & disserning? memory calling to mind the faith & certainty of human life & being desirous of settling my worldly affairs & directing now the estate with which it has pleased God to hlep? (help?) me shall be disposed of after my deceased while I have strength and capacity so to do make and publish this my last will & testament hereby revoking and making null & void all & any last will & testimony by me heretofore made & find & command my immortal bring to him who gave it & my body to the earth to be buried with little expense & ostintation by my executor hereinafter named and as to my worldly estate and all other property real personal & mixed of which I shall die seized & possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my deceased I devise, bequeath & dispose -- of in the manner following to wit. I -- and bequeath to my daughter Sallie Betty ROBBINS the following negroes named thus Edmund a negro man, Jane a negro woman his wife & their youngest child named Frank which said negroes and to make -- equal to wit? I have heretofore given to my son James M. ROBBINS 2. I give devise & bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth ROBBINS such personal property monies credits or effects out of the residue of my estate as she may choose or select as will make her portion of my estate equal with that of my son James M. ROBBINS and my daughter Sallie Betty ROBBINS all the rest & residue of my estate real personal and mixed of which I shall die seized & possessed or to which I shall be entitled at my deceased I give devise and bequeath to be equally to and among my said son James M. ROBBINS, my daughter Sallie Betty ROBBINS and my beloved wife Elizabeth ROBBINS authorizing & empowering my Executor to sell & dispose of in any or all of my lands of which I may dispossessed of either at public or private sale & the proceeds thereof to be equally divided between my son James M. ROBBINS my daughter Sallie Bettie ROBBINS & my beloved wife Elizabeth ROBBINS and Lastly I nominate & appoint my said son James M. ROBBINS to be executor of this my last will & testament subscribed by my name & affixed my seal this 31st day of July in the year of our Lord 1861. Signed Paul ROBBINS. wit: David MAXWELL & J. W. BOND. Proven Aug. 7, 1863 in circuit court. James BRADLEY, clk.


SHELTON, Robert O.

States he died intestate on or about Aug. 8, 1854. Francis M. CHRISMAN?, also of White Co., appt. admin. Signed D. McKar?, clerk, J. C. Johnson, DC, Nov. 11, 1854.


STRACENER, Micheal

Know all men by these presents that I Micheal STRACENER of Royal Township in the County of White & St. of Ark., "Gentlemen, being in good health & of sound & disposing mind & memory do make & publish this my last will & testament, thereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. I hereby constitute & appoint my sons William STRACENER & Jefferson STRACENER, to be sole exec. of this my last will. Directing my said executors to pay all my just debts & funeral expenses, and the legacies hereinafter given out of my estate.
2nd To sell all of my property both real & personal at my death & make the distribution as hereinafter directed. After the payment of my said debts & funeral expenses, I give to each of my children as follows. To Wm. STRACENER $300. To Jefferson STRACENER $300. To Hiram STRACENER $300. To Louis $300. To Jonathan STRACENER $300. To Easter STRACENER $100. To Elizabeth SEALS $50. To Mary STRACENER $100 to be paid to each of them as soon after my death least within one year as convieniantly may be done & after the payment of the legacies aforesaid. I will the balance to be divided equally among my children aforenamed except Elizabeth SEALS who has to have but the $50 above mentioned. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand & seal, and publish & declare this to be my last will & testament, in the presence of the witnesses named below, this Jan. 5, 1855. Signed Micheal STRACENER. Wit: B. G. BLASINGAME, John HARROD. Filed Jan. 26, 1855.


TERRY, John

States he died intestate on or about April 18, 1856. Neal WRIGHT, also of White Co. appt. admin. Signed R. S. BELL, clerk & Jas. F. BATTE, DC, May 12, 1856.


WEST, P. L.

States he died intestate on or about Sept. 8, 1853. Auseline? F. WEST, also of White Co. appt. admin. Signed Robert S. BELL, clerk, Nov. 8, 1853.

WILLIAMS, Hiram L.

Last will & testament datedDec. 5, 1853.
1. Spirit to God.
2. son Carroll K? WILLIAMS the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 sect. 35, T. 7 N of R.--
3. son Daniel A. WILLIAMS the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Sec. 35 of Tp. 7 N of K 6 mi. W.
4. wife Delilas WILLIAMS benefit of the SW & the NE 1/4 iof the NW 1/4 of Sect. 35 Tp. N of K6 as long as she lives & that the proceeds be divided between my 3 daughters Nancy, Artimacy, & Cyrucias WILLIAMS.
5. All other property on my plantation to be used to benefit my family as long as they remain together or if they separate the said property to be divided as they see proper.
6. Lot in town of West Point known as lot 2, 2 of block no. 4 of said town to be sold & the proceeds to be applied to the payment of the full demands aquire the estate if necessary.
7. William H. BRADSHAW & James M. WEST as exec.
Signed H. L. WILLIAMS. Wit: Saal N. Ervin, L. S. BERILL?, James FAUCETTE. Proved Feb. 14, 1856

WRIGHT, John

States he died intestate on or about April 16, 1853. John TERRY appt. admin. previously (now deceased) & Perry A. McDANIEL, also of White Co., now appt. admin. Signed Robert S. BELL, clerk & Jas. F. BATTE, DC, May 12, 1856.


YOUNG, Mary

States she died intestate on or about Dec. 25, 1854. John D. BILLUPS, also of White Co. appt. admin. Signed Robert S. BELL, clerk, & J. F. BATTE, DC., May 25, 1855.

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