Misc. Court Records
Submitted by Jacque Otts
Monday - Feb 11 1822 - Notice given that claims, against the estate of James Berry, deceased,
Elizabeth Berry, adm. Estate insolvent. One of the notes was from William Deason in the amount of
2 Monday June 1822 - John Hicks and Richard Bird, Jr., exe. of estate of Richard Bird, Sr., deceased.
p. 262 - March 1830 - Charles Reach, admin. of the estate of Nimrod Reach, deceased. Estate of
deceased to be sold at public auction.
p. 269 - April 1830 - distribution of Cornelius Latham, Sr., estate. Cornelius Latham, Jr., and
Enoch Latham admin. Wife - Elizabeth and other children - John Cagle and his wife Salley Latham,
Jacob Cagle and his wife Polly Latham, William Garner and his wife Susan Latham, George Cagle and
Nancy Latham, John Boling and his wife Patsy Latham, unreadable name, and _____ and his wife Lucretia
Latham, James Latham, and Cornelius Latham, Jr.
Nov 18 1831, p 337 - Charles Reach, admin of estate of Nimrod Reach, deceased, offers accounts to
court. States that there are no known heirs in this county entitled to the assets of the estate.
The admin. was ordered to hold the remaining funds subject to future order and distribution of this
?1833 - page 403? - Jordan Stanley adm. of estate of John Harmon?, deceased.
?March 1833, page 402 - estate of John Harmon declared insolvent. Jordan Stanley admin.
Dec 1843, page 451 - Milley Reach and others? vs Archibald Smith - contest. will of Charles Reach.
Eli Smith Estate
Loose Papers, Bibb County, Alabama
The State of Alabama
To Honorable W. L. Pratt, Judge of Probate of Bibb County, Alabama. Your Petitioner, Martha Horton,
an inhabitant of Bibb County Alabama and who is over the age of twenty-one years respectfully shows
unto your honor that Eli Smith died in Bibb County on the 19th day of November, 1908 and was at the
time of his death an inhabitant of said County and State. That more than fifteen days have elapsed
since his said death. That said decedent left property in this State to the best of petitioner's
knowledge, information and belief, of the value of about one hundred dollars and probably not more.
That said Eli Smith did not leave any widow and your petitioner is the daughter of said Eli Smith.
That the names, residences, ages of the heirs of said decedent, as your petitioner is advised and
believes, are as follows:
Petitioner over the age of twenty-one years,
Charity Hubbard over the age of twenty-one years,
Tommie Hubbard, over the age of twenty-one years,
Minnie Hubbard, over the age of twenty-one years,
Savannah Hubbard, over the age of twenty-one years,
Oliver Hubbard, over the age of twenty-one years,
Dela Hubbard, over the age of twenty-one years,
Nancy Hubbard, under the age of twenty-one years,
Sam Hubbard, under the age of twenty-one years,
Margie Hubbard, under the age of twenty one years,
Aughtney Hubbard, under the age of twenty-one years,
John Boyd over the age of twenty-one years,
Eli Boyd, over the age of twenty-one years,
Ras Boyd over the age of twenty-one years,
Nancy Boyd, over the age of twenty-one years,
Mary Boyd, under the age of twenty-one years,
Stella Boyd, under the age of twenty-one years,
Charity Boyd, under the age of twenty-one years,
Etta Boyd, under the age of twenty-one years.
All of whom reside in Bibb County, Ala. Wherefore your petitioner prays your Honor that letters of
administration be granted to her, according to law, upon her giving the requisite bond and security.
Martha Horton (her mark)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th day of Dec. 1908.
W. L. Pratt
Judge of Probate, Bibb Co., AL.
Decree to sell land in order to pay debts of estate was issued 11 Apr 1910
Land description: SE4NE4 sec. 35, SW4NW4 sec. 36 (fractional) twenty acres on south side of NW4NW4 sec.
36, containing in all 96 acres more or less, all in Tp 24 R. 8 E, Bibb Co. Land purchased by J. H.
Horton and J. S. Sherbett. Deeds to be made to each for the property he purchased.
William R. Smith
Administrative Book M., p. 205: Letters of Administration on estate of William Smith, deceased, granted
to A. H. Sessions, 9 Feb 1887. Mar. 23, 1887, A. H. Sessions petitions to sell property. States
William's widow departed this life March 1886. Wm. Smith died owning following lands: W? 1/2 NE1/4
sec. 32, T. 24 R., 8 E., Bibb Co.
Heirs listed as Jim Smith, son over 21, residing in Tuscaloosa Co., AL; Melissie Sessions, daughter
of decd., wife of A. H. Sessions, resides in Bibb Co., AL; Menervia Holder, daughter of decd., wife
of Jim Holder, resides at Blocton, Bibb Co., AL; Wiley Smith, son of decd., resides Bibb Co., AL;
Nancy Jones, daughter of decd., wife of John Jones, resides Bibb Co., AL; Jasper Smith, son of deceased,
resides in Bibb Co., AL
Power of Attorney from Isaac Parker to Morgan Howard ". . . county of Rowan and state of North Carolina
touching or concerning any matter of which I am legally interested . . . and particularly the final
settlement of the estate of Isaac Parker decd of which estate I am guardian for Wilbourn Parker, Nancy
Parker, Polly Parker (now intermarried with Lewis Smith) and also to sell and dispose of my real estate
in said county. . ." 23 January 1836. Recorded in Bibb County, Alabama, Deed Book B, p. 119-200.
Bibb County, Alabama, Minutes Book L, p. 33
Geo. W. Howard decd, Estate of, Decree and Final Account
Heirs - 3 children - Mary E. Smitherman, wife of Thos. J. Smitherman, Rhoda J. Cooper, wife of J. D.
Cooper and Wiley C. Howard who is dead. Thomas J. Smitherman administrator.