Friday, November 30, 2007

Loose County Court Papers

Some counties have retained those loose papers which were presented for action in the county court. Very often they contain more information than what is found in the county court order books. The problem is that many of the papers have been lost or have disintegrated through the years and some counties, lacking storage space, may have discarded them.

The following document comes from Crittenden County, Kentucky's loose county court bundles, county clerk's office, Marion, Kentucky.

Whereas John W. Daughtry departed this life at W. Mc. Clark's house on the 25 day of Decr 1885, leaving surviving him one only child who is now living with said Clark. He also left the following property with Jerry Daughtry, where he had been living - 1 Bed, bedstead & necessary cover thereto, his wearing apparel, 1 saddle & 1 Pistol & fiddle - and whereas Lewis J. Daughtry, Brother of said Decedent, has assumed the payment of all the funeral Expenses of said Decedent and in order [to] remunerate him for same or at least in part, It is agreed by & between the said Clark & said L.J. Daughtry, the said L.J. Daughtry shall take the property to indemnify him for said funeral Expenses. He can either sell it or Keep it. And the other property left by the Decedent shall be held by Clark for the use & benefit of the child of the Decedent, which consists of Bed, bedding, wearing apparel, Trunk &c - said Clark being the Grand Father of said child & having it in charge to raise, same being placed under his care by said Decedent several years ago prior to his death. This Feby 13 - 1886. [signed] L.J. Daughtry, W. Mc. Clark.

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