Clay County, Alabama
Estate File of Thompson Reeves
29 September 1885
State of Alabama } Probate Court
Clay County }
In the matter of the estate Thompson Reaves deceased.
To the Honorable Hiram M. Evans Judge of the probate court of Clay County.
The undersigned William A. Scott your petitioner by appointment of this court, Administrator of the estate of Thompson Reaves deceased would respectfully represent To your Honor that the Said deceased died seized of the following lands Situated in Said County and State To wit The N2 of the SE4, the NE4 of SW4, The SE4 of NW4 and the SW4 of NE4 and Seven acres all the West side of the SE4 of the NE4 of Section Eighteen (18) Township Ninteen (19) Range Nine (9) all in Clay County, Alabama
Your petitioner further shows that the names, ages, residences and condition of the heirs and distributees of Said estate are as follows Towit,
1st Lucinda Lamb wife of Joshua Lamb a daughter of deceased over 21 years of age of Sound Mind rsides in the State of Mississippi.
2nd Fannie Moore wife of Idins Moore a daughter of deceased over 21 years of age of sound mind resides in Clay County near Lineville.
3rd Elphaline Ingram wife of George Ingram a daughter of deceased over 21 years of age of sound mind resides in Clay County near Delta
4th Nancy Wroughton wife of Wm Wroughton a daughter of deceased over 21 years of age of Sound Mind resides near Oxford, Calhoun Co., Ala.
5th Martha A. Roberts a daughter of deceased wife of David Roberts over 21 years of age of sound mind resides near Covington, Newton Co. GA.
6th Sallie Taylor a daughter of deceased wife of Wiley Taylor over 21 years of age of Sound Mind resides at Tallasee Elmore County, Ala.
4th Loftin Reaves a son of deceased over 21 years of age of Sound Mind resides near Saliene Post Office State of La.
8th A. J. Reaves A son of deceased over 21 years of age of Sound Mind resides in Marshall County Ala. post office Arab.
9th Elizabeth Black died in the State of Texas being a daughter of deceased leaving Six or eight children whose names and ages are to your petitioner unknown. When last heard from they resided in the State of Texas.
10th William Reaves a son of deceased died in the State of Mississippi leaving Six children but petitioner is unable to give the names, ages, residences & conditions of the children.
11th Polly Scott a daughter of deceased leaving three children To wit Your petitioner & James A. Scott, both of whom live in Clay County. 3rd M. A. Reaves, wife of E. W. Reaves who resides in Marshall Co. at Arab all over 21 years of Sound Mind.
12th Elija Reaves a son of deceased died leaving two children To wit Cicero L. Reaves, and Eldorado Robertson wife of John Robertson both are 21 years of age of Sound Mind and reside in Clay County.
Petitioner further alleges that Said land cannot be equitably divided among said heirs and distributes without a Sale thereof for the purpose of making such division, and therefore he prays that for the of making such division your Honor will grant an order directing petitioner to sell the lands hereinbefore described and make such further orders herein as may be by law required and to your Honorable Court may Seem meet (?)
Sworn to & Subscribed before me } William A. Scott
29 September 1885 }
Hiram M. Evans }
Judge of Probate