Friday, June 8, 2012

Probate of the Estate of Norman Urquhart, Jr., 10 Aug 1864

Norman Urquhart, Jr. had an estate probated on 10 Aug 1864 in Montgomery County, Alabama
From Urquhart Families website, by Billy R. Wilson, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/-brwilson/urquhart/index.htm [site is no longer active]:

ESTATE OF NORMAN URQUHART, JR.
SON OF NORMAN AND JANE BETHUNE URQUHART (State of Alabama, Montgomery County)

To David Campbell, Judge of Probate for Sd. County, Your petitioner, Sylvanus Walker, who is administrator of the goods and Chattels, rights and credits that were of Norman Urquhart, Decd of the county and State aforesaid, would represent unto your honor, that the deceased died Seized and possessed of the following Lands, to wit, the East 1/2 of the SE 1/4 and NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 12 in Township 6 of Range 19 lying and being in the county of Coffee and State aforesaid. He further represents unto your honor that Sd. estate is solvent, and that Sd. land cannot be equitably divided among the heirs at law of the deceased, without a Sale thereof He further represents unto your Honor that the deceased left as his heirs at law the following persons, to wit, Margaret Joyce, a widow, Sister of Decd, of full age who resides in the county and State aforesaid. The children of John Urquhart, who was a brother of the Decd., To Wit, Thomas Urquhart of full age, resides in the State of Florida, Gracy McCall, a widow of full age, resides in Montgomery County, Ala.; Elizabeth Knighten a widow of full age who has died since the death of Sd. Norman Urquhart, Decd, leaving no living issue or children. Henry Urquhart of full age residing in Green County Ala., John Urquhart of full age, residing in Montgomery County Ala. Lafayette Urquhart of full age who has died since the intestate Norman Urquhart, leaving no children, and Anestatia Urquhart of full age residing in Montgomery County Ala., also the Children of Catharine Williams, decd, who was a daughter of the decd Brother John Urquhart, whose names and ages are not known to your petitioner, and whom he believes reside in the State of Florida. Also the children of Neill Urquhart Deed., a brother of the Decd, to wit, Daniel Urquhart of full age who resides in the County of Clark Ala., Henry Urquhart of full age who resides in the County of Barber Ala,, and Benjamin Urquhart of full age and resides in the County of Barber, Ala.

Also the Children of Alexander Urquhart Decd a Brother of the deceased, to wit, Norman Urquhart of full age, Aaron Urquhart of full age, Nancy S. Walker wife of Sylvanus Walker, of full age, Almira Herrington of full age, wife of James Herrington, Elizabeth Caffey, a widow, of full age, all of whom reside in Montgomery County, Ala. Henry Urquhart of full age and Alexander Urquhart of full age, both reside in Pike County, Ala. Also the children of Daniel Urquhart Decd, who was a Brother of the decd, to wit, Norman Urquhart, and Sarah Urquhart who has intermarried with some person, unknown to your petitioner, both of whom are of full age and reside in the State of Florida. Also the children of Nancy McLeod who was a Sister of the deceased, to wit, Daniel McLeod, Norman McLeod, Jannett McLeod, and Christian McLeod, all of full age, and reside in the State of North Carolina. Also the children of Elizabeth Shaw, Decd, who was a Sister of the Decd, to wit, Jennett Shaw, Elizabeth Shaw, Angus Shaw, Sally Sunday, wife of John Sunday, all of full age, who reside in the County of Cumberland, State of North Carolina, and Nancy Crowder wife of Sion Crowder, Catharine Vickers wife of Hiram Vickers and Mary Wright wife of- Wright, all of full age and who reside in the State of North Carolina.

He therefore prays your Honor to set a day for the hearing of this application, give the notice required by Statute to the heirs at law, and appoint some fit person to take testimony in this case, that upon the hearing of it, if it is made to appear to your Honor from proof, that a Sale of Sd. land is necessary to make distribution, that your Honor grant him the usual order or decree, to Sell Sd. Land and he as in duty bound will ever pray.

State of Alabama
Montgomery County

Personally appeared before me Sylvanus Walker, Administrator of the Estate of Norman Urquhart Deceased who on his oath says that the facts set forth in the foregoing petition are true.

Sworn to and Subscribed before
me this 10th day of August 1864.  
Sylvanus Walker
M. F. Rushton, J. P.  

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