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[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress - May 16, 1859 ]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: agricultural updates on the success or failure of crops; an update on Mr. Miller's travel to Texas and a discussion about his finances; a discussion to purchase a servant; a discussion to sell Sally; a discussion about Till McDowel's plans to travel to Texas; a dialogue about Mary Tate; a conversation about William's boys; a discussion about Frank that includes a dialogue about a financial agreement between Frank and David as well as a financial agreement between Maud and Frank; an update on Kate and Sallie; news about the health of family and friends; and updates on family and friends.
Date: May 16, 1859
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, March 4, 1858]

Description: Transcript of a letter to David W. Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing the receipt of his letter and his arrival at Prairie Lea; a request for Frank to write a letter informing Maud of his travels; a discussion of sending information and gifts; a brief discussion about marriage and gifts;a dialogue concerning "Episcopacy or Pickett"; news about the weather; the affect of the weather on the planting of crops; a discussion of real estate; a brief mention of Maud's health; a request for information on "how the presents went" and if pictures were received; a discussion requesting a visit from David's "Aunt", "Uncle", as well as from Tom and Frank; an ending statement requesting letters from David, Clara, and Frank.
Date: March 4, 1858
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Last Will and Testament of Chauncey H. Redway, November 7, 1854]

Description: Last will and testament of Chauncey H. Redway on November 7, 1854. Upon his death, Redway wishes to give his wife Lodema one-third of the avails of his farm; his daughter Harriet $100 and two cows; his daughter Electa $100; his daughter Cornelia $200; his granddaughter Ida $100; his granddaughter Ellen Loretta $200; and his son Hamilton K. Redway all the remainder of his estates. Redway appoints Thomas C. Chiltenden to be executor of the will. The will was examined and executed on October 1, 1855.
Date: November 7, 1854
Creator: Redway, Chauncey H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Testimony of Witness to Will, October 1, 1855]

Description: Testaments of Witness to the will of Chauncey H. Redway by Samuel Bemis, Joseph A. Bemis, and David J. Redway on October 10, 1855. These documents were recorded in Jefferson County on April 18, 1860 in Book 143 of Deeds. Written at the same time of his will, verifying what is said in his will.
Date: October 1, 1855
Creator: State of New York
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, May 16, 1859]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: agricultural updates on the success or failure of crops; an update on Mr. Miller's travel to Texas and a discussion about his finances; a discussion to purchase a servant; a discussion to sell Sally; a discussion about Till McDowel's plans to travel to Texas; a dialogue about Mary Tate; a conversation about William's boys; a discussion about Frank that includes a dialogue about a financial agreement between Frank and David as well as a financial agreement between Maud and Frank; an update on Kate and Sallie; news about the health of family and friends; and updates on family and friends.
Date: May 16, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Warrant to appraisers, February 19, 1908]

Description: Warrant to appraisers commanding O.R. Tanner and F.H. Anderson to perform an appraisal of the property of Bob Perryman, deceased. It contains a list of all Bob Perryman's property, including real estate and personal property including furniture, bachelor stove, horses, buggy, etc.
Date: February 19, 1908
Creator: Gayle, F. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Memo from J. M Pearson to Charles B. Moore, October 30, 1901]

Description: This document is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. it is a memo written by J. M Pearson to Moore discussing Moore's will. Pearson states that Moore must have his will probated and include a clause that makes Moore's wife an executor of his will without bond or expense except to probate will, file inventory, and appraisal of the estate. He includes a clause that should be used by Moore in his will. In the memo's closing remarks, Pearson encloses the will and states that he sends his best wishes for Moore's present and future well-being. The memo is dated October 30, 1901.
Date: October 30, 1901
Creator: Pearson, J. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Draft of Will, September 30, 1901]

Description: Draft of C. B. Moore's will was created on September 30, 1901. He appears to leave the control of his estate to his wife. Birdy McGee was living with the Moore family and he leaves it up to his wife's generosity to care for her. He states that he wants his burial to be similar to others in his family without religious ceremonies.
Date: September 30, 1901
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Deed, January 22, 1896]

Description: Deed for property in Collin County, Texas formerly owned by H. S. Moore, deceased, and divided between his brother and sister Charles B. Moore and Julia S. Rucker. Julia Rucker sells the property to Charles B. Moore. The deed is dated January 22, 1896.
Date: January 22, 1896
Creator: Walden, J. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Israil McGready to James F. Perry, November 17, 1832]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from letter from Israil McGready to James F. Perry, regarding Perry's business in Missouri including, several lawsuits against persons indebted to Perry and the sale of his land. McGready also updates Perry in regards to political changes in the state. McGready also asks Perry to collect a debt on his behalf, should the person owing McGready travel to Texas.
Date: November 17, 1832
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Nathaniel Cox to Stephen F. Austin, May 11, 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Nathaniel Cox to Stephen F. Austin, in which Cox writes that he is sending several items in care of Austin to ensure that they are delivered to the intended recipient. Cox also expresses his concern over lack of information regarding the heirs of J. H. Hawkins.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter to S. F. and J. B. Austin, June 24, 1827]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter to S. F. and J. B. Austin in which the sender provides news regarding the probate and, possible misadministration of the brothers' Grandfather Brown's estate; the well-being of acquaintances in Missouri; available land in Essex County, New Jersey; and a bill from Bartlett Sims that is due for collection.
Date: June 24, 1827
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from James F. Perry to Stephen F. Austin, August 12, 1827]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from James F. Perry to Stephen F. Austin in which Perry provides news of the family in Potosi, as well as, relays information from letters written by Thomas Leaming to the Austin brothers (in care of others) in regards to probate of their grandfathers estate and lawsuits involving claims to land in New Jersey.
Date: August 12, 1827
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History