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Estate of William Hattaway (ca. 1851-1882)

Widow's Petition for 12 Months Support

Probate, William Hattaway: Widow's Petition for Support

Johnson County Ordinary Court Minutes Book B 1874-1890
page 300
September Term 1882 

State of Georgia, Johnson County
To the Hon Ordinary of said County

The petition of Elizebeth Hatway showeth that William Hataway late of said County departed this life on 16 day of July 1882 leaving your petitioner as his widow and five minor children to wit Georga Hataway age nine years John Hataway age seven years Mittie Hateway aged five years Jane Hatway aged three and Thomas Hataway aged one year Petitioner further showeth that said William Hataway left only a small estate not worth over the sum of five Hundred Dollars and that that there has been no administration taken out on the same wherefore she prays that five discret appraisers be appointed as provided by Law to set apart and assign from the estate of said William Hataway a sufficiency for the twelve months support and maintenance of your petitioner and the five minor children above mentioned the widow & children of said William Hataway the petitioner will ever pray & ct

Daley & Daley
Pett atty

Johnson County Ordinary Court Minutes Book B 1874-1890
page 301
September Term 1882 

State of Georgia, Johnson County

The application of Mrs. Elizabeth Hatway for setting apart a twelve months support to her and her five minor children George John Mattie Jane and Thomas as the widow and minor children of William Hataway late of said County deceased who leaves a small estate which is with out an administrator It is therefore ordered that C. H. Sheppard W. A. Thompkins William Day William Gornts & J. V. Stevens be and they are hereby appointed as appraisers and they or a majority of them shall proceed to set apart and assign to petitioner and her said minor children from the Estate of said William Hataway a sufficiency for twelve month support to be estimated according to the circumstances & standing of the familly previous to the death of said Wm Hataway keeping in view the solvency of the Estate You shall also set apart for the use of said widow and children a sufficient ammount of household furniture as provided by section 2571 of the Code of Georgia and make [indecipherable] to me within three months from date of action as provided by law.

Given under my hand & official signature this Sept 4th 1882
John M. Hightower
Ordinary 

 

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