23 Aug 1847
Mary Reeves }
vs } Petition for Dower
Jo Thompson }
In this case it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that process and a copy of the petition has been regularly served upon the defendants ten days before the commencement of this Court and that Mary J. Reeves, Archibald S. Reeves, Francis H. Reeves, Henry C. Reeves and Elizabeth I. Reeves are minors and have nor regular guardian. It is therefore ordered by the Court that William J. Whitthorne be appointed guardian at litem for said minors to defend this case.
John Wilson }
vs } Decree
Mary Reaves & Others }
....that S. J. Reeves decd in his lifetime agreed in writing...said Reaves departed this life intestate leaving Mary Reaves his widow and Mary J., Archibald S., Serea, Henry C. & Elizabeth his only heirs at law...
William H. Wisener Admr. }
vs } Final Decree
Randolph Newsom et al }
Be it remembered that this cause came on for final hearing and was heard this 28th day of February, 1849, Before the Honl. Broomfield L. Ridley Chancellor upon Bill, pro confesso order, and Clerks Report and exceptions to said report which exceptions being read and argued by counsel, and by the Court fully understood, and ordered to be allowed, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that Archibald Reeves, departed this life in Bedford County, in the year 1839, having previously made his last will and testament of which he appointed Thomas Newson hia executor, who after the death of said Reeves, propounded the said will for probate, and was duly qualified as such executor, that the said Archibald Reeves left as his distributees the following named persons to wit - Tarlton J. Reeves, Archibald Reeves, Alexander S. Reeves, Elizabeth Reeves, wife of B. S. Reeves, Mary Newsom, wife of Thomas Newsom, George W. Reeves, Sally Campbell, the wife of Alfred Campbell, Pleasant H. Reeves and Moses Reeves, that by the terms of said will, Mary Newson, wife of Thomas Newson has received in advancements a negro valued at $500, and Sally Campbell wife of Alfred Campbell has received in advancements the sun of #550.00, and that they are to receive nothing until the other heirs are made equal with them, and Thomas Newson the Executor died before the estate In his hands was fully executed, and that Mary Newson and Randolph Newson were regularly appointed his Administrator and that George W. Reaves, one of the distributees mentioned in said will has departed this life, and that Alfred Campbell is his Administrator, and it further appearing by said will that Pleasant H. Reeves and Mary Reeves are by said Will, devised specific legacies in addition to their distributive share, amounting in value to the sum of #225.00 each, and that George W. Reeves Administrator is also entitled by the terms of the will to a specific legacy of $100.00 in addition to his distributive share. It is therefore ordered by the Court that William H. Wisener, as Administrator de bonis non of Archibald Reeves out of the funds now in his hands, said specific legacies, before proceeding to make a distribution of the fund now in his hands among the several distributees.
And it further appearing to the Court that Thomas Newson as such Executor received into possession the sum of $2383.61 belonging to said estate, of which sum during hit life and his Administrators since his death have only paid and accounted for $2125.4l, leaving a balance yet unpaid of the sum $258.20 which the Court doth decree Complainant recover of Mary Newson and Randolph Newson as the Administrators of said Thomas Newson decd.
And it further appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that William H. Wisener, who upon the death of Thomas Newson was appointed the Administrator de bonis non of said estate, has received into his hands the sum of $5511.95 belonging to said estate, of which sum he has paid over to various of the distributees, over paying some, the amount of $5209.78, including the amount of $275.55 his commissions and fees for attending to this cause, being five per cent on the amount which came into his hands and which leaves a balance of $299.36 due in hie hands, which he must account for to the Distributees, And it further appearing that the whole amount of said estate amounts to the sum of $5770.14, from which sum must be deducted the costs of administration and of this bill and specific legacies say $875.55, leaving a balance of $4894.59 to which the advancements of $1050.00 must be added, making the whole sum of $5944.59 for distribution, making each distributive share $660.51.
It further appears that Tarlton J. Reeves has been overpaid the sum of $75.40 which complainant may recover of his said Administrator Joseph Thompson that B. S. Reeves & wife Elisabeth has bean overpaid the sum of $161.07 Alfred Campbell & wife have been overpaid $43.41 Alexander T. (sic) Reeves has been overpaid the sum of $203.53 for all which sums, the Court orders a decree against the parties respectively and that execution issue against them respectively and it further appears that Moses Reeves has not received his distributive share specific legacy & allowance for the horse & saddle by the sum of $102.88, and Pleasant H. Reeves has not received his shares and legacy and allowance the sum of $236.17, and Alfred Campbell as Administrator of George W. Reeves deceased has not his intestate share by the sum of $491. and that Mary Newson has not received her share, after deducting her advancements by the sum of $160.51, which sum the Court decrees to Mary Newsom in her own right, her husband Thomas Newsom having died before he reduced it to possession. It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court P. H. Reeves, Moses Reeves, Alfred Campbell as Admr. and Mary Newsom recover of William H. Wisener the amounts above severally specified & annexed to their names for which let execution issue.
It is further shown to the Court be agreement of the parties that Tarlton J. Reeves decd. was to repay to William H. Wisener whatever interest might be discreed on said notes of T. J Reeves against said Wisener, and which sum as shown by report Is $155.00. It is therefore considered by the Court that Complainant recover of Joseph Thompson admr. of said Tarlton J. Reeves said sum for which let execution issue.
It Is further ordered that Complainants pay the costs if they do not exceed fifty dollars. If it exceed fifty dollars then the parties are to pay the costs rateably, for which let execution issue.
...to Solomon G. Reeves & wife Catherine who was a sister of said Ambrose B. (Covington)...
Joseph Thompson Admr. }
The Heirs & Creditors of Geo. W. Reaves }
Upon application of Archibald Reaves and Alfred Campbell the Administrator of George W. Reaves dec. leave is granted them to file their petition and make themseves parties to this uit, so as to have their rights assertained by decree of the Honl. Court at the final hearing of this case.
Edmund W. Tipton }
vs } Final Decree
Joseph A. & Wm. R. Reeves }
Be it remembered that this cause came on to be heard on this 26th day of August 1850, by Hon. B. L. Ridley, Chancellor upon Bill, answer, replication and proofs, from which it satisfactorily appeared to the Court that the defendants Reeves were guilty of a fraud on the sale and warrants of the Jack Sam Houston in the pleadings mentioned and that said Jack was wholly worthless at that time which was well known to said Reeves, and the Court being of opinion that said Tipton is entitled to the relief prayed for in this Bill.
It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that the judgments and all and every proceedings under it, rendered in favor of said Reeves against said Tipton at the December Term 1848 of the Circuit Court of Bedford County for about four hundred and fifty one dollars, and costs being founded on said two Bill as single as stated in Complainants Bill, be and the same are perpetually enjoined.
It is further ordered, and adjudged and decreed by the Court that the defendants pay the costs of this cause for which execution may issue.
...sell all the interest of Mary J. Reeves, Archibald S. Reeves, Frances J. Reeves, Henry C. Reeves, and Elizabeth J. Reeves children and heirs at law of the said Fulton (actually Tarlton) J. Reeves decd.
...sell all the interest of Mary J. Reeves, Archibald S. Reeves, Frances J. Reeves, Henry C. Reeves, and Elizabeth J. Reeves children and heirs at law of the said Tarlton J. Reeves decd.