Will of Charles Reach
Submitted by Jacque Otts
Adm. Record Book D, 1830 - 38, Bibb Co., AL
p. 138-140 - Will of Charles Reach dated 3 Nov 1832. Bond for Milly and Theophilus Miller as exe. Signed 17 Dec 1833.
p. 145-146 - Inventory of estate of Charles Reach
Tillman $700 or 100
22 head of cattle $66
56 hogs $127.50
3 horses $155
Black smith tools $15
Corn supposed to be 200 bushels $150
Kitchen furniture $12.87 ¼
1 waggon and hind(?) gear $75
Farming utensils $27.87 ½
1 cross cut saw $3
quantify of fodder $22
4 bushel oats $2
18 geese $9.50
abt 40.000 lbs seed cotton $120
4 feather beds and furniture $100
1 large chest and 2 trunks $800
1 sack sath? $3.75 (could this be salt?)
1 side board $300
1 clock $18
1 shot gun $5
1 ?? Bible and testament $4.75
1 note of $30 on Jesse Spicer due 5 days after date and dated 7 March 1827.
1 note on Hadley Hubbard for $10.25 dated Apr 29 1833 due 1 Jan next.
1 note on Henry Bailey for $32 dated 9 Sept 1833 due 1 Dec next bearing
interest from the date.
1 note on Archibald Smith for $45 dated Sept 11 1828 due one day after date.
7 chair - $4.37 ½
3 sides leather - $7
1 raw hide at home and 3? at the tanners - $4.50
1 set 5 irons $2
4 bee hives $6
1 sythe and cradle $3
1 cutting knife, box? $3.50
2 spining wheels and 1 pair cards and reel $3.87 ½
1 small ?? of potatoes $1.50
1 womans saddle $8
Nathan Taber, Joah Pratt, James Lynn, appraisers. 26 Dec. 1833. N. Taber, Justice of Peace
Found in Loose Papers, Bibb Co., AL, 22 March 2001. (jco)
Recd this 2nd day of March A.D. 1835 of Theophilus Miller as executor of the last will and testament of Charles Reach Decd the sum of seventy five dollars it being the amount of the monied part of the Legacy due Enoch Reach as bequeathed & devised by the last will of said decedent as one of he legal heirs of said estate. Enoch Reach by his attorney B. B. Spicer.
Received of Jeremiah Reach Administrator of the Estate of Charles Reach Thirty Seven 58/100 Dollars in full of my entire share of the Estate of my Father Charles Reach Decd. Enoch Reach (his mark). November 15, 1852. Test:
G. Ambrose, John Hubbard.
Know all men by these presents that I Enoch Reach of the County of Hickman and State of Tennessee have made ordained authorized nominated and appointed and by these Presents do make ordain authorize nominate and appoint B. B. Spicer of the County and State aforesaid my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name and for my own use and benefit to act demand and sue for and recover and receive of and from Milley Reach and Theopilus Miller of Bibb County and State of Alabama all such sum or sums of money debts and demands as a legesee whatsoever which are now due and owing to me the said Enoch Reach. By and from the said Milley Reach and Theopilus Miller and to Have take and use all lawful ways and means in my name Or otherwise for the recovering thereof by attachment action Arrest distre? or otherwise and to compound and agree for the same and acquitances? or other sufficient discharges for the same for me and in my name to make and seal and to do All other lawful acts and things whatsoever concerning the premises as fully in every respect as I myself might or could do were I personally present at the doing thereof and attorneys one or more under him for the purpose aforesaid to make and again at his pleasure to revoke. Hereby ratifying and confirming whatever my said Attorney shall in my name lawfully do or cause To be done in and about the premises by virtue of These presents. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal unto these presents this 13th day of January in the year 1835.
Enoch Reach (his mark)
Proven before Justice of the Peace, Geo. Perry, Hickman Co., TN
Found in Loose Papers, Bibb Co., AL, 22 March 2001. (jco)
Received this 2nd day of March A.D. 1835 of Theophilus Miller one of the executors of the last will and testament of Charles Reach Decd the sum of fifty dollars the monied parts which was bequeathed to James Spicer in right of his wife Charlotte Spicer late Charlotte Reach as the amount of the monied part of said Legacy due to said heir and this shall be a receipt for the same.
James Spicer by His attorney B. B. Spicer.
Know all men by these presents that we James Spicer and Charlotty Spicer of the County of Hickman and State of Tennessee have made authorized nominated
and appointed and by these presents do make ordain authorize nominate and appoint B. B. Spicer of the County and State aforesaid our true and lawful attorney for us and in our names and for our own use and Benefit to ask demand and sue for and recover and Receive of and from Milley Reach and Theophilus Miller of Bibb County and State of Alabama All such sum or sums of money debts and demands whatsoever which are now due and owing to us the said Jas Spicer and Charlotty Spicer by and from the said Milley Reach and
Theopilus Miller and to have take and use all lawful ways and means in our names or otherwise for the Recovery Thereof by Attachment action arrest Distress? or otherwise and to confound? and agree for the same And acquitances? or other sufficient discharges for the same for us and in our names to make and seal And to do all other lawful acts and things whatsoever concerning the premises as fully in every Respect as we our selves might or could do were we personally present at the doing thereof And Attorneys one or more under him for the Purpose aforesaid to make and again at his pleasure To Revoke hereby ratifying and confirming whatever our said attorney shall in our names lawfully do or cause to be done in and about The premises by Virtue of these presents in Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals unto these presents. This 23th day of January 1836. James Spicer, Charlotty Spicer. Wit: Willis Weatherspoon. One name unreadable.
Received of Jeremiah Reach Administrator of the estate of Charles Reach Thirty Seven and 58/100 Dollars in full of my entire share of the estate of my Father Charles Reach Decd. This the 6 day of November 1852.
Charlotty Spicer (her mark).
Test: W Spicer, Charles Spicer
Bibb County, AL, Administrative Records H., 1855 - 57, p. 311-312: Power of Attorney -
"Know all men by these presents that we Thomas J. Spicer, James H. Spicer, Thomas J. Nall, and Sarah Nall his wife late Sarah Spicer, John Nall guardian for Sarah Addline and Martha Jane Nall infant heirs of John Nall and Thelna Nall his wife late Thelna Spicer, deceased, Henry Hudson and Martha Hudson his wife late Martha Spicer heirs at law of Francis Spicer deceased of the County of Hickman and State of Kentucky" . . . appoint Felix Shropshur as lawful attorney to receive sums due "by right of our ancestor Francis Spicer from the estate of her father Charles Reach late of the county of Bibb and State of Alabama said sum of money amounting as we are informed to fifty four and 43/100 dollars" . . . .7 Jan 1856.
Signed by Thomas J. Spicer, J. H. Spicer, Henry Hudson, John Nall, T. J. Nall.
State of Kentucky, Hickman County - E. R. Ray, Clerk of Court certifies document. (jco-7-13-00)
Bibb Co., AL, Deed Book C-1, p. 510 - 512
State of Alabama, Bibb County
Know all men by these presents that we James C. Reach and his wife Thursday M. Reach and Andrew J. Reach and his wife Mary F. Reach and Franklin M. Edmonds and his wife Salina M. E. Edmonds and Thomas S. White and his wife Emily C. White and Ephram L. McCulley and his wife [name marked through but appears to be Polly] J. McCulley and Charles H. Reach and his wife Nancy J. Reach and Pleasant J. Reach and his wife Nancy E Reach and J. J. Johnson and his wife Salley [middle initial unreadable] Johnson and Henry B. Reach and his wife Mandy M. Reach for and in consideration of Forty four dollars to us in hand paid by Rebeka A. McElroy the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge do hereby grant and sell enf?? and confirm and convey unto the said Rebeka A. McElroy her heirs and assigns forever the following described real estate lying in the County of Bibb State of Alabama to wit: Lot No. 3 as described on a map made and surveyed by the County Surveyor and more particularly described as a part of the South East quarter of the South West Quarter of Section 14 Township 22 South of Range 6 West containing 3 77/100 acres to have and to hold the foregranted previous to the said Rebecka A. McElroy his heirs and assigns forever and we do convenant with the said Rebeka A. McElroy his heirs and assigns that we are lawfully seized in fee of the aforegranted premises that they are free from incumbrances that we have a good right to sell and convey the same to the said Rebecka A. McElroy her heirs and assigns and that we will warrant and defend the premises to the said Rebecka A. McElroy his heirs and assigns forever against the harmful claims and demands of all persons in witness wherefore the said James A. Reach and his wife Thursday M. Reach and Andrew J. Reach and his wife Mary F. Reach and Franklin M. Edmonds and his wife Salena M. E. Edmonds and Thomas S. White and his wife Emily C. White and Ephram L. McCulley and his wife Polly J. McCulley and Charles H. Reach and his wife Nancy J. Reach and Pleasant J. Reach and his wife Nancy E. Reach and J. J. Johnson and his wife Salley T. B. Johnson and Henry B. Reach and his wife Manda M. Reach have hereunto set in hands and seals this the 12 day April in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and ninety.
Pleasant J. Reach L.S.
Nancy E. Reach L. S.
Charles H. Reach L.S.
Nancy J. (her mark) Reach L.S.
Henry B. (his mark) Reach L.S.
Manda M/W? (her mark) Reach L.S.
Franklin M. Edmonds L.S.
Salena M. E. (her mark) Edmonds L.S.
Andrew J. Reach L.S.
Mary F.? (her mark) Reach
Thomas S. (his mark) White L.S.
Emily C. (her mark) White L.S.
J. J. Johnson L.S.
Salley T? Johnson L.L.
Ephram S. McCulley L.S.
Polly (her mark) J. McCulley L.S.
Thursday M. (her mark) Reach L.S.
James C. Reach L. S.
Witness: J. H. Strickland, T. W. ??
Filed April 1 and recorded April 17, 1897. ?? Thompson, Probate Judge