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Estate Records of Thomas H. Smith and Descendents


I Thomas H. Smith of the County of Macon and State of Alabama, being of sound mind & disposing memory and knowing the uncertainties of life, do make ------ and publish this my last will and testament.

I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife, Roan D. Smith, Executrix of this my last will and testament and request and desire that no bond be required of her as such.

After the payment of my just debts and charges, I dispose of my estate both real and personal as follows:

Item 1st  -  It is my will and desire that all my estate both real and personal of  any character  consisting of my plantations in Macon County, Negroes & stock of every description be kept together by my Executrix, under her direction, control & superintendence until my youngest child become of age (except hereinafter provided) and the annual proceeds of my said plantations & Negroes to be applied to the maintenance of my family and to the support and education of my children in a directable and proper manner and I do hereby give my Executrix---------to sell & dispose of my said plantation at public or private ------ any time she may desire it to be the interest of my estate, and --------- and other ------- for my estate without first obtaining an order from the probate court for that purpose.  Also whenever she may think proper and I hereby give her authority to sell & dispose of any of my Negroes or stock and buy others without an order from the probate court, also she may invest the annual income & profit of my plantation & Negroes after the expense of my family are paid in any property she may desire, and she shall not be required to make annual returns or reports of the annual income & profits & expenses to the Probate Court.

Item 2nd - In the event that my wife should marry, then it is my will and desire that all my lands by sold by my Executrix at either public or private sale without an order from the Probate Court and the proceeds of said sale be equally divided between my wife  & children, and that all my personal estate of every description be valued by 3 commissioners appointed by the Probate Court, and be divided equally between my wife and children, giving my wife, Roan D. Smith, the privilege of selecting, at their value at the division and a ----------- part of my negroes estate.

Item 3rd - It is my will and desire that whenever my daughters marry or become of age, that they receive -------------of my estate their portions as follows, that my land be valued by 3 commissioners appointed as in item 2nd and a child's part -------------- in each of my estates and only Negroes & other property valued by said commissioners and after my wife selects a child's portion as in item 2nd, an equal portion is to be set off to my daughter, by said commissioners and the r---------- of my estate after said portion is set off to my daughter to be kept together   as in item 1st, giving each child their part as they become of age or marry, by the -------- until the youngest child arrives to the age of 21 years.

Item 4th - In the event of the death of my wife, it is my will that my lands be sold and proceeds equally divided among my children & my other property equally divided among my children by commissioners as in Item 3rd.  Giving my wife the privilege of disposing of her interest, as she pleases.

Item 5th - In the event that any of my children should die before receiving their portions to which he or she may be entitled, than the same is to revert to my estate .  In testimony, whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal .  April 17th, 1860.

Tho. H. Smith } seal

In presence of
R. H. Abercrombie
Robt. L. Mayes


Document 12

The guardian charges hisself as follows.  To hire of Negroes for 1858

Peter $150.00
Lucy    40.00
Scott   150.00
Anis & children     30.00
James     75.00
Nancy     65.00
Cezar     30.00
To school fund      4.50
  $564.50

Document 56

1855 Lewis Smith guardian of Wm C Smith to W T Mabson

June Pres & Med for Wash 1.00
          "            "           " 1.00
Oct 17 Pres & Med for Clayton 1.00
   "  18               visit 1.00
$4.00

Jan 1856 Rec of Lewis Smith guardian four dollars in full of the above act

W Mabson


Document 166

Lewis H. Smith Guardian

Jany 1 1855 to hire of Negroes for 1854

Washington a fellow $150.00
Rucker a fellow   140.00
Milly a girl     60.00
Calender a girl     35.00
Ulsy (or Usley) a woman     50.00
Louisa a woman     85.00
Hester a girl     25.00
Darcas (diseased) & 2 children     36.00

Document 172

1859 The hire of Wm C. Smith Negroes for year 1859

Washington to L H Smith

  $150.00
Louise & child to McClendon     110.00
Clayton to Wm Taylor     100.00
Rucker to Tom Ramsey     130.00
Calender to Ms. Johnson       35.00
Hester to Thornton       35.00
Milley to L H Smith       40.00

The hire of Wm C. Smith Negros for the year 1860

Rucker to L H Smith $130.00
Wash to L H Smith   150.00
Clayton to Thos Jones   120.00
Milley to L H Smith     40.00
Calender   Do     50.00
Louse - Ms Green     75.00
Pink to Charles Hooks
   20.00
$585.00

Document 179

Lewis  H. Smith guardian

1855 Jany 1 to hire of Engross for 1854

Scott a fellow $150.00
Peter      Do   150.00
Ceasar     "   150.00
Anis & children     27.50
Jim a boy     50.00
Lucy a girl     25.00
Nancy     25.00
Rose (who died Dec 30/54)    10.00
$587.50

1856 Jany 1 to hire of his same Negroes for 1855 except Rose who died Dec 30/54 - $592.50


Document 200

Lewis H. Smith in ofc for annual settlement of Robert P. Smith, minor

To hire of Peter for 1857 $150.00
"      "   "  Scott  "     "   150.00
"      " Anis & Children "     35.00
"      " Darcus               "     15.00
"      " Lucy                  "     40.00
"      " Nancy                "     30.00
" Cash recd from school fund      5.00
$475.50

Document 205

Union Springs, Ala June 12th 1858

1857  Robt P. Smith to Mabson & Fleming

Oct 1 For Cauterizing Throat & Mouth
For Wash -- for Nancy
1.00
  "   5 Cauterizing throat for Nancy 1.00
  "   7 Visit & Med for Pete 1.00
    3.00

1858 June 12 Rec'd payment of Lewis H. Smith, guardian
Mabson & Fleming
by Robt A Fleming


Document 228

1856 The Hire of Wm C. Smith Negroes

Wash 150
Rucker 150
Wesley   50
Louise   90
Millie   85
Hester   50
Calender   75
Clayton   85
Darcas
20
$655

Record of Francis Bell, March 8th, 1857
One Hundred Eighteen dollars 56cts of Haynes est.


Document 252

Union Springs, Ala.  June 12th, 1858
William C. Smith to Mabson & Fleming

1857
May 23
For prescription & Med for Hester $ 1.00
July 22 "  night visit to Calender    2.00
Aug 23 "  visit to Hester    2.00
  "   24 "  2 visits to Hester    3.00
  "   28 "  box cough mix for Hester      .75
  "   2 "  Prescription & Med for self    1.00
Sept 29 "  Night visit to Darcus    2.00
Oct 19 "  Night visit to Hester    2.00
Dec  9 "  Attn to Hester in  labor 10.00
$23.75

Document 276

1857 The hire of Robert P Smith Negroes

Peter 150
Cezar 160
Scott 160
Anis Children   27.50
James   50.
Nancy
30
577.50

Record of Frances Bell March 8th, 1857 One Hundred eighteen dollars


Document 286

Willie C. Smith

1860
Feb

4

Pres for Annice

  1.00
  10 2 visits to Darkus   2.00
June 21 mileage, med for Hester   2.50
  22      "                "   2.00
  28      "                "   2.00
  29      "                "   2.00
July 1 1 way visit   1.00
Aug 18 1 visit to Annice   1.50
  19 2   "    "       "   1.50
  21 1   "    "       "   1.50
Sept 25 Night visit attention Milly 12.00
$30.50

Rec'd the above act in full of Lewis Smith Guardian

July 1, 1859 Mabson & Greene


Document 322

Robert P. Smith to W. S. Mabson

1859
August 5

To extracting tooth for Ceasar

$1.00
Sept. 24 To visit Hester   2.00

Rec'd of Lewis Smith Guardian this above act in full.
January 1, 1861
W. S. Mabson


Document 324

Robert P. Smith to Mabson & Green

1860
March 3

Prep for Peter

  1.00
March 14 Visit & Med   1.00
Apr 14    "   to self   1.50
Apr 16    "    "    "   1.50
Apr 18    "    "    "   1.50
June 29    "    "   Peter   1.50
June 30 2  "    "      "   3.00
July 1 1  "    "      "   1.00
Sept 20 Prep for Peter (Gonorrhea) 10.00
Oct 24   "       "     "    1.00
  Visit Mileage Pres & Med (self)    2.00
Oct 25    "         "          "    "     "      "    2.00
Nov 13    "  Pres. & Med Peter    1.50
Nov 14    "         "         "      "    1.50
Nov 15    " & Medicine    1.50
$32.00

Rec'd of Lewis Smith Guardian the above act in full.

January 1, 1861 - Mabson & Green


Document 328

The amount of hire of Wm C. Smith's Negros for the 1853 due 1 Jany 1854.

Washington a man 150.00
Rucker a man 140.00
Clay a buoy    60.00
Milly a girl    50.00
Hester a girl    25.00
Caenday a girl    30.00
Loize ?    48.00
Do to Bell    12.00
Lewis H Smith Gr charges himself $515.00

Document 359

Lewis H. Smith guardian for William C. Smith ofc for annual settlement.  Guardian charges himself as follows:

To hire of Washington for 1857 $150.00
  "    "     " Louise           "      "     90.00
  "    "     " Clay              "      "    100.00
  "    "     " Wesley        "      "     37.50
  "    "     " Rucker         "      "   150.00
  "    "     " Calender      "       "     85.00
  "    "     " Milly             "       "     90.00
  "    Cash rec'd of school fund     5.00
$707.50

Document 356

Lewis H. Smith guardian, charges himself with the amount hire of Robert P. Smith Negroes for this year 1858.

Peter a man $155.00
Cezar a man    130.00
Anis & Children - a woman     30.00
Jim a buoy     40.00
Lucy a girl     15.00
Nancy a girl     30.00
Rose a girl     10.00
Scott a man
    "    "   "

 

    92.00
$502.00
   12.00
$514.00

Document 362

Lewis H. Smith guardian of Robert P. Smith

Guardian charges himself as follows:

To hire of Peter for 1856 $150.00
"    "     " Cezar  "      "   160.00
"    "     " Scott   "      "   160.00
"    "     " Annis & Children     27.50
"    "     "          for 1856     50.00
"    "     " Nancy  "     "     30.00

To amt rec'd of Frances R. Bell from estate of Robt Haynes, Oglethorpe County, Georgia.   8th day of March 1857-$696.56.


Document 369

Lewis H. Smith guardian for William C. Smith ofc for annual settlement. Guardian ask to be allowed the following amts paid out by him----

To hire of Wash for 1856 $150.00
  "    "    "  Baker  "     "   150.00
  "    "    "  Wesley "    "     50.00
  "    "    "  Louisa "     "     90.00
  "    "    "  Milly    "     "     85.00
  "    "    "  Hester "     "     50.00
  "    "    "  Calender "   "     75.00
  "    "    "  Clayton "     "     85.00
  "    "    "  Darcus  "     "     20.00

To the amt incurred from the estate of Robert Haynes in Oglethorpe Co Geo on 8 of March 1857 - $873.56