Estate of Ray Whitfield

Habersham County Court Of Ordinary

Estate of Ray Whitfield, 1863



Habersham Co., GA
The Court adjourned until 2d Monday in January 1863

Book 6 – Court Minutes, page 84

January Term 1863
The Court met on the 2nd Monday in January 1863 and there being no business adjourned until 2nd Monday in Febry next.

February Term 1863
The Court met to day Monday the 4th Feby and there being no business adjourned until the 1st Monday in March 1863

March Term Court Ordering 1863
Malissa Whitfield having ____ made application to this Court for Sellers of Administration upon the Estate of Ray Whitfield deceased late of said County, And whereas the usual citation required by law:  having been published in the “Southern Watchman” a public Gazette of this state and she having required with all the other _____ of the law. It is hereby ordered that Sellers of Administration do issue to Malissa Whitfield as administration of said Estate.

I Malissa Whitfield do sollemly swear that Ray Whitfield deceased died without any will so far as I know or believe. And that I will well and truly administer on all and singular the goods Chattels rights and Credits of said deceased: And pay all his just debts so far as the same will extend and the law charge me And that I will make on Cause to the be made a time and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of said deceased And a just return thereof when thereunto required so help me “God”.
Signed: Malissa Whitfield [her mark]
Test B.F. Reynolds

Sworn to and described before me this March 2nd 1863 W.S. E_?__


HABERSHAM CO., GEORGIA- Probate Court

Acct. Cu____ for the year 1863

Book C –284 & 285

Return of Malissa Whitfield administrator of Ray Whitfield Decd.
Estate Ray Whitfield
To W.S. Erwin Ordy

For Citation $1.25
Advertising $3.00
Taking & Receiving Bond $1.00
Sellers of Adv. $1.00
Order Copy & Records $1.00
W__ Appraisal $ .50

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Rec’d Payment $8.75

W.S. Erwin Ord.

Received of Mrs. Melissa Whitfield Twelve Dollars in full for attendance on Ray Whitfield deceased.
January 5th 1863 W.I. Rusk

State of Georgia No. 102 May 21st 1864
Received of Malissa Whitfield the sum of two dollars and twenty five cents being the amount of the cattle tax payable by her for the year ending 31st Dec. 1865.

David Sety Dept. Collection

For 97th Dist

Page 285....
State of Georgia
Received of Malissa Whitfield the sum of fifty dollars Being the amt. of the Pork tax payable by her for the year ending 1st March 1864. David Seety Dept Collection. For 97th Dist.


Habersham County, Georgia
Probate Court
Page 287 & 288
Return of Mallissa Whitfield Administratix Estate of Ray Whitfield
Deceased
To Paid J.H. Wyly Tithe Tax $19.50
Hannah Whitfield $49.05
Calvin Whitfield $14.00
Tax 1864 $34.04 ½
Confederate Tax $19.98
Julia A. Whitfield $49.00
Confederate Tax $51.25
Soldiers Tax $12.35

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Soldiers Tax $3.96

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$253.13 ½
Georgia Habersham County
Before me Wm. S. Ervin Ordinary of said County personly came Mallissa Whitfield who after being duly sworn Says on oath that this return is just and true

Mallissa Whitfield {her X mark}

Sworn to and subscribed Before me this the 30th day of September 1865

W.S. Ervin
Ordinary


State of Georgia Received of Mallissa Whitfield the sum of Nineteen 98/100 dollars being the amount of the Specie tax payable by her for the year ending 31 day of December 1864. This the 27th day of  December 1864 (Commuted)

I.H. Wyly Collection
$19.98 For 97th District


State of Georgia. Received of Mallissa Whitfield the sum of Three 90/100 Dollars being the amount of the Soldiers Tax payable by her on Specie Commuted for the year ending 31st December 1864. This the 27th day of December 1864.
I.H. Wyly Collection
For 97th District


Page 288
State of Georgia Sept. 30th 1864 Received of Mallissa Whitfield the Sum of nineteen 50/100 Dollars being the amount of the tithe tax payable by her for the year ending 31th day of December 1864

I.H. Wyly Collection
$19.50 For 97th District

Georgia Habersham County Received of Mallissa Whitfield Administratrix of Ray Whitfield Deceased the sum of Fourteen Dollars as a part of my Legacy this August 1st 1864.

Calvin Whitfield {his X mark}


Georgia Habersham County Received of Mallissa Whitfield Administratrix of Ray Whitfield Deceased the sum of $49.00 Forty Nine Dollars as a part of my Legacy this the 1st day of August 1864.

Julia A. Whitfield {her X mark}
Estate Ray Whitfield


Habersham County, Georgia
Probate Records

Book C - page 316

Final return of Malissa Whitfield administratrix Estate of Ray Whitfield Decd. Recieved of Malissa Whitfield administratrix of the Estate of Ray Whitfield decd. Thirty Five dollars in full of my wife Julianna Simpson part in said Estate.
James A. Simpson {his X mark}
Clarksville Sept. 8, 1866
Test. W.S. Erwin


Georgia Habersham County Received of Malissa Whitfield administrator on the Estate of Ray Whitfield deceased my part on the Estate in full this Nov. 25th 1866.
Hannah Whitfield {her X mark}

Received of Malissa Whitfield thirty six dollars and ninety eight cents in full of Amt. paid for Sellers Dismission ___ ___ notice and advertising sale of land and in full of all my fees in said Estate.
W.S. Erwin Ord.


Habersham County, Georgia
Probate Record
Book-6 page 139

Minutes, Court, Ordinary December Term 1866

Whereas, Malissa Whitfield having published for two months notice in the Southern Watchman a public Gazette of this state, that she intended to apply at this Term of Court, for an order to sell the lands belonging to the Estate of Ray Whitfield decd. And whereas, no legal objection of file or otherwise having been shown. It is hereby ordered that said leave be granted. After her advertising the sale of the sums duly __ as prescribed by law
[didn’t copy page 140]

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Minute Court, Ordinary March Term 1867
Probate Book 6-page 146 (Present Wm. S. Erwin Ordy)

Whereas Malissa Whitfield administrator of the Estate of Ray Whitfield Decd having petitioned in terms of the law for letter of Dismission as administrator of the estate of Ray Whitfield decd on the twelfth day of Sept 1866 which ____(marked out)________ words of said Court and is of file in my office, And citation knowing been regularly published in __ months in the Southern Watchman and no objection having been shown. It is hereby ordered after a ____ examination of the affairs of said Estate that said petitioner Malissa Whitfield is discharged dismissed and released from all liabilities and further administration ___ said estate.

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Minute Court, Ordinary Habersham County April Term 1867

Book 6 –page 148 (Probate Court)
Sworn to & subscribed
Before me this April 1st 1867
W.S. Erwin Ord.

Whereas, Malissa Whitfield administrator of the estate of Ray Whitfield deceased, having petitioned in Terms of the law, for ___ of Dismission as said Adm. on the 12th day Sept. 1866. Which petition appears on the record of said Court. And is of file in my office. And citation having been regularly published for six months in the Southern Watchman. And no objection having been shown it is hereby ordered after a strict examination into the affairs of said Estate that she be discharged dismissed and released from all further liabilities as said administrator.

Submitted by Donnie Pickard


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