1847 – First Annual Settlement of Jesse Evans Estate

[transcribed from James Evans v. George King, Missouri Supreme Court, Box 182, Folder 22, Location 16A/5/8, Missouri State Archives (available online in Missouri Supreme Court Historical Database at www.sos.mo.gov/archives/)]

To wit
State of Missouri
County of Osage

The following is the first annual settlement of George King administrator de bonis non on the estate of Jesse Evans deceased with the will annexed, made with the Osage County Probate Court at the September Term 1847.

Said Administrator to said Estate per Inventory on file in the Clerk’s Office: $1612.95
Per Second Inventory: 543.00

To the following named property at the appraised value which I have delivered to Peter, one of the legatees of said Evans as per receipt to wit

  • 3 head of horses appraised to $78.00
  • 3 head of cattle & 1 Rifle gun: 22.00
  • 2 Feather beds & bedding: 25.00
  • 1 Lot of house & kitchen furniture: 3.00

[subtotal] 128.00

To the following named property which I have delivered Charity one of the legatees

  • 30 head of hogs appraised to : 20.00
  • 2 Feather beds & bedding: 35.00
  • 1 lot of house & kitchen furniture: 3.00

[subtotal] 58.00

To the following named property which I have delivered to Lissey [Elizabeth] one of the legatees

  • 2 cows and about 30 head of hogs: $32.00
  • 2 feather beds & bedding: 35.00
  • 1 lot of house & kitchen furniture: 4.00
  • 1 mare called Blaze & 2 cavs [calves]: 19.00

[subtotal] 90.00

To 1 mare called Manirva and 1 cow to which I am charged with in the sale bill: 20.00

[subtotal] 110.00
[cumulative total] 2431.95

To amount of money received from the Treasury of the United States Stephen F.I. Trabue my attorney on account of amount of half pay due said evans deceased as a Captain in the Revolutionary War from the 4th March 1831 to the 29th day of July 1843 at $240 per annum: 2976.66

[cumulative total] $5408.61

Said Administrator Cr
By amount of money retained by Stephen F.I. Trabue my attorney for his fee for services rendered in presenting & prosecuting said claims to allowance as per duplicate receipt and per order of County Court: $1488.33

By the following Vouchers produced to the Probate Court and allowed

  • No. 1: $5.26
  • 2: 1.00
  • 3: 2.50
  • 4: 1.12
  • 5: 2.00
  • 6: 8.56
  • 7: 1.75
  • 8: 1.03
  • 9: 1.50
  • 10: 1.50

[subtotal] 26.22

  • Number 11: 1.60
  • 12: 1.00
  • 13: 1.75
  • 14: 3.00
  • 15: 4.00
  • 16: 4.50

[subtotal] 19.85

  • 17: 2.00
  • 18: .50
  • 19: 2.00
  • 20: 1.50
  • 23: 8.43
  • 24: 6.15
  • 25: 4.13
  • 26: 5.00

[subtotal] 32.64

  • 27: 42.08
  • 28: 11.75
  • 29: 13.65
  • Number 30: $3.62
  • 31: 146.10
  • 32: 5.00
  • 34 & 35: 2.72

[subtotal] 224.92

The following Vouchers was paid to the Legatees Viz

  • paid to Joseph C. King as pr receipt No. 36: $20.00
  • paid to William King 37: 20.00
  • paid to James Evans 38: 20.62
  • paid to C Reaves [Cameron Reeves] 39: 20.00
  • paid to William King Admr. 40: 20.00
  • paid to William B. Evans 41: 20.00

[subtotal] 120.00

  • paid to Jesse C. Evans 42: 20.00
  • paid John Evans 43: 20.00
  • paid R.W. Groves 44: 20.00
  • paid E.S. Ratkins [Ratiken] 45:F 20.00
  • paid Thirthes [Thursday] Langly 46: 20.00

[subtotal] 100.00
[subtotal] 2008.58

  • paid A.K. Bell No. 47: 20.00
  • paid Erastus Evans 48: 20.00
  • paid Jesse C. Evans Guardian [of George W. Evans Jr.] 49: 20.00
  • paid John Simon No. 51 & 52: 20.00
  • paid James M. Bridges No. 50: 20.00

[subtotal] 100.00

  • paid William B. Evans 53: 10.00
  • paid Nathan King No. 54, 55 & 56: 25.46
  • paid William Evans 57: 20.00
  • paid Erastus King 58: 20.00
  • paid Jos & James S. Evans 59: 87.75

[subtotal] 163.21

  • James S. Evans No. 60: 960.49
  • paid to Jane Farmer No. 61: 122.95
  • paid to John Farmer 62: 109.00
  • paid to Jane Farmer 63: 50.00
  • paid to Jesse E. King 64: 20.00
  • paid Martha Ann King 65: 20.00

[subtotal] 1282.44

By balance due and on my settlement at August Court 1846. No. 69: 23.26

  • Paid Peter a Legatee No. 67: $128.00
  • Paid Lissey [Elizabeth] a Legatee 68: 110.00
  • Paid to Charity a Legatee 69: 85.00

[subtotal] 366.26

No. 70: 20.00

[subtotal] 346.26
[subtotal] 3900.49

By Apr. Court on $10,416.12 dollars worth of property, personal received & distributed: 624.96

[total] $4525.45

Said Administrator Dr.
To having received the following named slaves to wit

  • 1 negro woman named Lila and her family of children
  • 1 Mariah
  • 1 Marina
  • 1 Charity
  • 1 Rachael, 1 Louis, 1 Elizabeth – [subtotal] 7.
  • 1 negro woman Rachel & her family of children Viz.
  • 1 Peter, 1 John, 1 Lorenzo, 1 James, 1 Charity, 1 Violet
  • 1 negro man named George
  • 1 negro man named William
  • 1 negro man named Lorenzo Don
  • 1 negro man named Godfrey
  • 1 negro man named Harry in all 19 [total]

Said Administrator Cr.

  • By having delivered to Joseph & James S. Evans as per receipt No. 70: 17
  • delivered to Jane Farmer No. 71: 1
  • delivered to James S. Evans No. 60: 1 / 19 [total]

Peter, Charity & Elizabeth now emancipated in the Last Will and Testament of the aforesaid Jesse Evans deceased to whom I have gave them their freedom as required in said will and caused their free papers to be made out and delivered to them as required by law.

George King adminstrator as aforesaid.

State of Missouri
County of Osage

I Eli McJilton Clerk of the County Court within and for the County aforesaid do certify that the foregoing six pages contains a true full and perfect copy of the first amended settlement of George King administrator de bonis non on the estate of Jesse Evans deceased with the will annexed, made with the Osage County Probate Court at the September Term 1847, as fully as it now remains on file in the Clerk’s office of the Osage County Court. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the County Court of Osage County at office in Linn this 17th day of September A.D. 1850.

E. McJilton Clerk
by Wm M. Lamkin DC.