Contributed 9 Mar 2005
by Lee Freeman

From the Florence Gazette, Wednesday, May 18, 1859, p. 3.

The State of Alabama Lauderdale Co.

Probate Court, April 27th, 1859.

Phebe D. Martin appeared in Court on this day and presented her petition, representing that she is the widow of Andrew Martin, deceased, that her husband was seized and possessed of the following described land situated in said County, to-wit: The North half of the North East Quarter and South East Quarter of North East Quarter of Section 12, Township 2, Range 11, and the West half of the North West Quarter of Section 7, Township 2, Range 10. That she is entitled to dower in said land, and prays that the same be accordingly assigned to her. It is therefore, ordered that publication be made in the Florence Gazette, for three Consecutive weeks, giving notice to George Martin, whose residence is unknown, James S. Martin, who resides somewhere in the State of California, Harriet G. Yancy, and her husband John S. Yancy, who resides in Tippah County, Mississippi, Thomas D. Martin, who lives in Tunica County, Mississippi, Mary Brown, and her husband, James W. Brown, who are residents of Wayne County, Tennessee, children and heirs at law of said Andrew Martin, of the [filing?] and prayer of said Petition, that the same has been set for hearing at the term of said Court, to be held for said County, at the Court House, in Florence, the second Monday in June next, when and where they can attend and contest said application if they see proper.
May 4, 1859. 3 w.

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