Van Zandt County Commissioner's Court Documents

Transcribed by: Laverne Wyatt

 

P. 376 Book #30

W H Rose
State of Texas
County of Van Zandt

Know all men by these present that I J. H. Rose, of the county of Van Zandt and State of Texas for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars, to me in hand, paid by W. H. Rose of the same State and County the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged here this day granted, bargained, sold and conveyed and do by these presents grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said W. H. Rose, his heirs and assigns forever, a certain store house, and lot in the Town of Owlet Green, Van Zandt County, and State of Texas being a part of the Thomas Jackson ___(survey) and described as follows: ___(to wit) the Canton and Mt. Sylvan roads in the town of Owlet Green and 13 miles East from Canton, 40 feet 11 feet from East line of the Thomas Jackson survey, at a corner in the middle of the road on said line of a tract of land sold by R R Goode to J C Stewart a stake from which a B J tree S. 36' E 13 3/10 vrs 10 in. dia. a R O! 5 in. base N 7' E 6 ½ vrs a corner. Thence S. 116 feet, a corner. Thence W. 28 feet. a corner. Thence N. 116 feet a corner. Thence E. 28 feet to the beginning corner. To have and to hold as above conveyed unto him, the said Rose, his heirs and assigns. I do hereby bind myself, my heirs and assigns forever to warrant and defend the title of said land together with all the rights and appertainances thereunto __inging or in anywise incidents therefor against the claim or claims of any other person whats ___(owed) unto the said Rose, his heirs and assigns forever. In Testin, any whereof I hereunto this day set my name and office. My seal. July 17, 1884 D H Rose

The State of Texas
County of Van Zandt

Before me, R R Goode Justice of the Peace and Ex-officio Notary Public in and for Van Zandt County Texas on this day personally appeared D H Rose, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he certified the same for the purpose and consideration therein expressed. Given under my hand and Seal of officer this 17 day of July A. D. 1884.


R. R. Goode Justice of the Peace Ex-officio Notary Public in and
for Van Zandt County Texas Precinct No. 6


Filed for Record August 14th 1884 at 4 o'clock PM and duly Recorded August 20th 1884 4 o'clock PM in Book No. 30 on Pages 376 and 377.

Book 30 P. 377
T. J. Foster, Clerk, Co. Ct.
Van Zandt County Texas

By A. O Jones, Deputy

 

The State of Texas Know all men by these presents that whereas on the
Van Zandt County 1st day of December 1855 Van Zandt by her agent J R C
Henderson made executed and delivered to Jno J. Jones a certain deed in writing, conveying unto the said J. J. Sneider his heirs and assigns forever in ______ _____ the hereinafter described ___ Estate situated in Van Zandt County, that said deed was signed by the said J R C Henderson as agent for said Van Zandt county and that the acknowledgement to said deed in not in compliance with the law. Now, therefore we petition County Judge and I. Jr. Goodwin, Jno A. Briley,Jr., ___ Haynes and R. S. Jones Commissioners of Van Zandt County for and in consideration of Thirty five dollars heretofore paid to J. R. C. Henderson, agent for said Van Zandt County, the receipt, wherefore was fully acknowledged by him, the said J. R. C. Henderson, thereby ratify and confirm said sale of the following described land situated in the town of Canton and known and described on the map of said town as Lot No. 35 Beginning forty feet East of the S . E. corner of Block No. 30. Thence East to Mill Creek . Thence West to said creek with its meanderings to stake. Thence North to a point 15 rods East of the Beginning corner. Thence South to the place of beginning so as to include four acres of land unto the said John J. Sneider, his heirs and assigns forever _____simple hereby relinquishing unto the said John J. Sneider, his heirs and assigns ____the right title and interest which the said Van Zandt County had at the time of said sale by the said J. R. C. Henderson as agent for said Van Zandt County, said to _____of conveyance so made by said Van Zandt County Texas its agent J. R. C. Henderson being of Records in Book No. H on Page 157 records of Deeds of said Van Zandt County. Witness our hands in our said official capacity.
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Commissioners Book 3 Sept. 1881 Page 60

Mary J. Harper
VS
The State of Texas


In Commissioners Court

Special Term 1881

Van Zandt County Texas

September 1881

Now came on to be heard before the Court the application of Mary J. Harper for a Land
Certificate for 1280 acres of Land under act of Legislature of Texas Granting such Certificate to persons who have been permanently disabled by reason of wounds Received while in the Service of this State or of the Confederate States approved April 9th 1881 and it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court upon the testimony of Jno. R. Martin & J. C. Fancher Two Credible witnesses that the said Mary J. Harper is now a bonafide Resident of this State and is the widow of J. P. Harper deceased that said JP Harper Enlisted in the Military Service of the Confederate States in the Late war between the States of the United States he being a bonafide Resident of this State at the time of his said Enlistment and while engaged in actual Service as such Soldier Died and that said Mary J. Harper has never Married since the Death of said Husband and that she has not Property of the value of one Thousand Dollars. It is therefore ordered by the Court that a Certificate issue from this Court to said applicant showing that she is entitled to such Certificate.

Feraby Cooper
VS
The State of Texas

In Commissioners Court, Special Term Van Zandt County, Texas September 1881

Now come on to be heard the application of Feraby Cooper for a Land Certificate for 1280 acres of Land the said application being made under act of the Legislature of Texas approved April 9th 1881 Granting such Certificate to persons who have been permanently disabled by reason of wounds Received while in the Military Service of this State or of the Confederate States and it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court upon the testimony of J C Cooper & T M Rodgers Two Credible witnesses that the said Feraby Cooper is now a bonafide Resident of this State and is the widow of John P Cooper deceased that said J P Cooper enlisted in the Military Service of the Confederate States in the late war between the States of the United States he being a bonafide resident of this state at the time of his said enlistment and while engaged in actual Service as such soldier died and that said Feraby Cooper has never married since the death of said husband and that she has not property of the value of one Thousand Dollars. It is therefore ordered by the Court that a Certificate issue from this Court to said applicant showing that she is entitled to such Certificate.


Book 3 Page 61

R R Cade In Commissioners Court of Van Zandt County
VS Texas Special Term Sept. 23, 1881
The State of Texas
Now came on to be heard before the said Commissioners Court the application of R R Cade for a Land Certificate of 1280 acres of Land under act of the Legislature of Texas passed April 9th 1881 for the benefit of disabled Confederate Soldiers and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court upon the testimony of F. P. Lybrand, D. C. Cade, J.P. Beaird and N. C. Harris that the said R. R.


Cade was a bonafide Resident of the State of Texas at the breaking out of the Late war between the States and as such Citizen entered in the army of the Confederate States and during his said enlistment was seriously wounded and by reason of the wounds Received has been and is now permanently disabled so as to seriously impair his ability to perform bodily Labor or to Earn a Living for himself and family and further that said R. R. Cade is now a bonafide resident of the State of Texas and is not worth one thousand Dollars. It is therefore ordered by the Court that a Certificate issue to said R. R. Cade showing that he is entitled to the aforesaid Certificate from the State of Texas.

Book 3
Page 62

M M Norman In Commissioners Court
VS Special Term Van Zandt County
The State of Texas Texas September AD 1881

Now came on to be heard before the Court the application of M M Norman for a Land Certificate of 1280 acres of Land the said application being made under act of the Legislature of Texas approved April 9th 1881 granting to disabled Confederate Soldiers Certificates of 1280 acres of Land and it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court up the testimony of W P Alexander & H H High and G M Phipps Two credible witnesses that the said M M Norman is now a bonafide Resident of this State and that he was at the time of the breaking out of the late war between the States a bonafide resident of this State and as such he enlisted in the Military Service of the Confederate States as a Soldier and while engaged in actual Service Received wounds which permanently disabled him so as to seriously impair his ability to perform bodily Labor and that he has not Property of the value of One thousand dollars. It is therefore ordered that a Certificate issue from this Court to said applicant Showing that he is Entitled to such Certificate.

Book 3 Page 62

W. B. Tunnell In Commissioners Court
VS Special Term Van Zandt County
The State of Texas Texas September AD 1881

Now came on to be heard before the Court the application of W B Tunnell for a Land Certificate of 1280 acres of Land the said application being made under act of the Legislature of Texas approved April 9th 1881 Granting to disabled Confederate soldiers Certificates of 1280 acres of Land and it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court upon the testimony of Wilson B. Tunnell & J. W. Ellis two Credible witnesses that the said W. B. Tunnell is now a bonafide resident of this State and that he was at the time of the breaking out of the late war between the States a bonafide resident of this State and as such Citizen he enlisted in the Military Service of the Confederate States as a Soldier and while engaged in actual Service Received wounds which permanently disabled him so as to seriously impair his ability to perform bodily Labor and that he has not Property of the value of one Thousand Dollars It is therefore ordered that a Certificate issue from this Court to said applicant showing that he is entitled to such Certificate.

Book 3 Page 68

Whereas it appears to the Court that H. M. Truheart & Co. as agent for C. Ayres & Co. Made a Rendition on the Assessment Rolls of Property in Van Zandt County owned by non-resident and unrendered for Taxation for the year 1881 of 738 acres of Land W. M. Lelland Head right abstract number 505 and whereas it appears that the Rendition up on said Rolls is by Mistake made in the name of Carlton heirs instead of C. Ayres & Co Now therefore it is ordered by the Court that the Tax Collector of Van Zandt County be authorized and inquired to change said rendition so as to read in the name of C Ayres & Co. And that this order be Certified to the Comptroller of the State for his Guidance

Book 3 Page 70

F. M. Laney In Commissioners Court Van Zandt
VS County November Term AD 1881
The State of Texas
And Now come on to be heard the application of F. M. Laney for a certificate Showing that he is entitled to a Land certificate of Twelve Hundred and Eighty acres. Said application being made under an act of the Legislature of this State approved April 9th 1881 and it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court upon the Testimony of W H Palmer and D L Palmer credible persons that F. M. Laney as a bonafide resident Citizen of this State enlisted as such Citizen in the Military Service of the Confederate States in the Late War between the States of the United States as a Soldier and that while he was engaged in actual Service received a wound which permanently disabled him so as to seriously impair his ability to perform bodily Labor and earn a living for himself and family and it further appearing that said F. M. Laney has not Property of the value of one Thousand Dollars it is ordered by the Court that such certificate issue showing that said F. M. Laney is entitled to a Land certificate as aforesaid.

W. M. Wilson In Commissioners Court Van Zandt
VS County Nov Term AD 1881
The State of Texas
And Now come on to be heard the application of W M Wilson for a certificate Showing that he is entitled to a Land certificate of Twelve Hundred and Eighty acres said application being made under an act of the Legislature of this State approved April 9th AD 1881 and it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court upon the testimony of T F Wilson and J W Wilson credible persons that said W M Wilson being (see next page)

Book 3 Page 71

a bonafide resident Citizen of this State enlisted in the Military service of the Confederate States in the late war between the States of the United States as a Soldier and that while he was engaged in actual Service received a wound which has permanently disabled him so as to Seriously impair his ability to perform bodily Labor and to earn a living for himself and family and it further appearing before the Court that said W M Wilson has not property of the value of one Thousand Dollars and it also appearing that said W M Wilson is now a resident of the State & Co. It is therefore ordered that said Certificate issue Showing that said Wilson is entitled to a Land Certificate as aforesaid.

J H Sewell In Commissioners Court Van Zandt
VS County Nov Term AD 1881
The State of Texas
And Now come on to be heard an application of J H Sewell for a certificate that he is entitled to a land certificate of Twelve Hundred and Eighty acres said application being made under an act of the Legislature of this State approved April 9th 1881 and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court upon the testimony of A N Sewell and Nelson Godley credible persons that said Sewell being a bonafide resident of this State enlisted in the Military Service of the Confederate States in the late war between the States of the United States as a Soldier and that while he was engaged in actual Service received a wound which permanently disabled him so as to Seriously impair his ability to perform bodily labor and earn a living for himself it further appearing to the Court that he is at this time a resident of this State and County it is therefore ordered that said certificate issue Showing that said Sewell is entitled to a land certificate as aforesaid.

Whereas it appearing to the Court that D C Melton's affidavit shown that there is a poll Tax of 250 Eroniously charged against W S Howell of the State of Missouri upon the Tax Rolls of Van Zandt County for the year 1881 the said Melton being the agent of the said Howell and having rendered there of allowing Lands for Taxation of the B Bruton survey 326 acres and 229 acres of the B Flowers Survey Now therefore be it ordered by the Court that the Tax Collector of this County be authorized to correct said Rolls & remit the said monies ___ & the amt so remitted shall be allowed as a credit on final statement.

Book 3 Page 81

 

John K. Terry In Commissioners Court Van Zandt Co
VS Special Term Dec 31st AD 1881
The State of Texas

This is to certify that John K Terry is entitled to a Confederate Land certificate of 1280 acres under an act of the Legislature of this State approved April 9th 1881.
R. H. Allen County Judge Van Zandt Co.
E. R. Kuykendall Co Com

James Green Co Com
T. B. Woolverton Co Com
R. S. Jones Co Com Prec. No 4
attest
T. J. Foster Clerk Co. Ct
Van Zandt County

T. F. Wilson In Commissioners Court Van Zandt Co.
VS Special Term Dec 31st AD 1881
The State of Texas
This is to certify that T F Wilson is entitled to a confederate Land certificate of 1280 acres under an act of the Legislature of this State
approved April 9th AD 1881.
R H Allen County Judge Van Zandt Co.
E R Kuykendall Co Com
James Green Co Com
T B Woolverton Co Com
attest R S Jones Co Com Prec No. 4
T J Foster Clerk Co. Ct.
Van Zandt County Texas

S T Blakley In Commissioners Court Van Zandt Co.
VS
The State of Texas

This is to certify that S T Blakeley has this day proven to the Satisfaction of the Court by A H Vinson and William Watt that he is entitled to a certificate for 1280 acres of Land out of the Public Domain of the State of Texas made an act passed by the 17th Legislature of the State on the 9th day of April 1881 the said S T Blakeley being

Book 3 Page 82

permanently disabled by wounds received while in actual Service of the Confederate States To certify which we hereunto set our hands this the 31st day of December AD 1881.

attest R. H. Allen County Judge Van Zandt
T. J. Foster, Clerk Co. Ct. E. R. Kuykendall Co. Com.
Van Zandt County T B Woolverton Co. Com.
James Green Co. Com
R S Jones Co. Com.

A H Vinson In Commissioners Court Van Zandt County
VS
The State of Texas
This is to certify that A H Vinson has proven to the Satisfaction of the County Commissioners Court of Van Zandt County by S T Blakeley and Wm Watt two credible witnesses that he is entitled to a Certificate of 1280 acres of Public Land under an act passed by the 17th Legislature of the State approved April 9th 1881 for the benefit of wounded confederate Soldiers and the widows of those who were killed. To certify which I hereunto set our hands and caused the seal of the Court to be affixed at Canton this Dec. 31st 1881

attest R H Allen County Judge
T J Foster Clerk Co. Ct. Jas Green Co. Com Prec No. 3
Van Zandt County R S Jones Co. Com Prec No. 4
E R Kuykendall Co. Com.
T B Woolverton Co. Com. Prec No. 2

 

A B Newland In Commissioners Court Van Zandt
VS County Texas
The State of Texas

This is to certify that Mrs. A B Newland widow of W W Newland deceased has this day proven to the Satisfaction of the said Court that she is entitled to a certificatre for 1280 acres of Public Land by virtue of an act passed by the 17th Legislature of the State and approved April 9th 1881 the said Mrs. A B Newland being the widow of W W Newland who died while in actual service of the Confederate States and she having remained unmarried since her said husbands death. To certify which we hereunto set our hands this the 31st Dec. 1881.

attest R H Allen County Judge
T. J. Foster Clerk Co. Ct. E R Kuykendall Co. Com.
Van Zandt County T B Woolverton Co. Com. Prec No 2
James Green Co. Com Prec No 3
R S Jones Co. Com Prec. No 4

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