|My Jobe Ancestors (Ann Jobe Brown--me)|
Dorcas 'Dorothy' 'Dolly' (Jobe) Harty--b. abt 1794
--d. May 13, 1845 - July 1848 probably Red River Co., Texas
----buried probably near Avery, Texas
--m. Dennis HARTY (HEARTY)
--November 18, 1816 Maury Co., TN
----b. abt 1796 New Jersey
----d. BEFORE March 31, 1845 Red River Co., Texas
------buried probably near Avery, Texas
------s/o Jacob Harty and Rhoda -
--------gs of Dennis 'Theunis' Harty and Jemima BONNELL
----------gt gs/o Hans Jacob HARTY and Margrietje Margrietje
------------2nd gt gs/o Conrad Harty and Leutie MIGGIELSE
--------------3rd gt gs/o Hans Jacob Harty and Geertje MOL
----------------4th gt gs/o Conrad Harty and Frena -
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My Websites for Dorcas
------next door to her parents
Under the Constitution of the new Republic of Texas and the laws of its Congress, immigrants before March 2, 1836 were settlers of the First Class and entitled to a league and a labor of land as heads of families, or to 1/3 league as single men. (A league was 4428 acres. A labor 177.) Cert. #123 Dennis Hardy Sen - l League, 1 Labor, emigration - 1 Dec 1835, and #125 John Hardy Jun - 1/3 League, emigration - 1 Dec 1835. All of the claimants of the First Class ... these were the settlers arriving before 2 March 1836....lists Cert. #123 Dennis Harty and Cert. #125 John Harty as "First Class" ...
Dennis registered to pay taxes in Red River Co, TX, 1838. - Republic of Texas Tax List compiled by Marion Day Mullins from the original in the Texas State Archives, Austin, TX.
Dennis Harty and John Harty
Geraldine Lewis noted in her book on the Harty's: "Dennis sold 1/2 of the land before his death: 2338 acres to A.J. Titus, 18 Apr 1838, 640 acres to John M. Fleming and Lendell Davis, 1841, and 60 acres to B.H. Durham, 1841. The remainder was divided among the four children in 1859. ... He and Dorothy are probably buried in the Avery area as the land grant was near there."
"Dennis Hearty and Dorcas Job Hearty (Dolly or Dorothy) came to Clarksville, Tx, Red River Co.,, before it became a state. . . . Dennis owned thousands of acres of land in this Co.,.
Book B, Page 124, Clarksville (Texas), March 31st 1845Dorothy Harty files her petition in vacation of this Court for letters of administration upon the estate of Dennis Harty dec. and the same having been advertised as the law directs in such case made and provided. It is therefore ordered by the court that Dorothy Harty be appointed administratix to the estate of the said Dennis Harty decd, and whereupon the said Dorothy c. in to court and entered into bond of two thousand dollars and gave as securities A.J. Titus and A.S. Beard whereupon letters issued accordingly.
On motion it is ordered by the court that James Gilliam, Peter M. Titus and Charles C. Millbourn be they are hereby appointed appraiser to the estate of Dennis Harty decd. And that they report the same to the next term of this court according to law.
Book B, Page 131, Clarksville, May 2, 1845
Dorothy Harty Administratix of the estate of Dennis Harty decd presents an approved bill of said estate amounting to thirteen hundred and forty sever 50/100 dollars which was received by the court and ordered to be filed. It is hereby ordered by the Court that the following property as represented on said appraise bill be set up and reserved to the widow for the use of herself and minor children to wit: Three cows and calvs valued at 29 dollars. Two of the 3 year olds and yearlings valued at 11 dollars. Seven chairs, four pieces of castings. To beds & furniture. Table and tableware. Loom wheel and reel. One large pot. One lot of coopers ware. One lot of and one bay poney valued at sixty dollars which will leave a balance on said apprais bill of eleven hundred and twenty-two dollars, and it is further ordered by the Court that S.N. Sims surveyor for Red River County proceed to survey and lay off fifty acres of land including the homestead of said deceased in a square form for the use of said widow, and that he return a plot of said survey to the next term of this Court with field notes and that he be notified of the same.
"SUCCESSION OF DENNIS HARTY
Whereas, the undersigned was duly appointed by the honorable Probate Court for Red River Co.,, on the 31st day of March, Eighteen hundred and forty-five administratrix of the estate of Dennis Harty deceased. This is therefore to notify all persons indebted to said estate to make immediate payment, and those having claim upon it, to present them to the undersigned within the time required by law - twelve months or they will be forever barred. DOROTHY HARTY, MAY 13, 1845 - 19tf Admin'x"
Book B, Page 139, 28 July 1845Dorothy Harty administratix of the estate of Dennis Harty decd. Presented a sale bill of said estate amounting to one hundred and fifty-eight dollars which was received by the Court and ordered to be filed.
Book b, Page 198, 5 Dec 1846Dorothy Harty Admx. vs. the Estate of Dennis Harty Decd. )
Account filed for settlement and allowance. And now at this day came Dorothy Harty, Administratix of the Estate of Dennis Harty decd. And presented her account against said Estate for allowance amounting to one hundred and fifty-eight dollars and after an examination of the same by the Court it is ordered that said account be received and that said Administratix have credit on said Estate for the sum of one hundred and fifty-eight dollars the amount receipted on said account.
Probate Court July Term 1848 (Clarksville, Texas) – Book B, Pg. 404 - No 189Jonathan Harty Administrater of the Estate of Dorothy Harty deceased
And now at this day came the petitioner and this cause coming on to be heard and the petitioner having in vacation filed his petition praying for letters of administration upon the Estate of Dorothy Harty deceased and the same having been regularly advertised as required by law and there being no objections filed or made in this Court on motion of said petitioner it is ordered that letters of administration issued to said applicant upon his entering into bond as required by law in the sum of four hundred dollars.
Whereupon the said Jonathan Harty appeared in open court and tendered his bond in the sum of four hundred dollars with John Harty and James Gilliam as his securities who each severally signed sealed and acknowledged the same in open court for the sum of four hundred dollars conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties as administrater of said estate which being upon motion of said administrater was approved by the court whereupon the court administered the oath prescribed by law to said Jonathan Harty as administrater of said estate. It is therefore ordered by the court that said bond be filed and that letter of administration issue which was done accordingly. And upon motion of said administrater it is ordered James A. Kinkn, Jesse Walker and Andrew J. Titus be and they are hereby appointed appraisers to view and appraise all property belonging to said estate and that they report their proceedings at the next term of this court and it is further ordered that said administrator report his proceedings at the next term of this court.
Ancestry.com. Texas Land Title Abstracts [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Texas General Land Office. Abstracts of all original Texas Land Titles comprising Grants and Locations. Austin, Texas: , 19--.
District: Red River
Co.,: Red River
Grantee: Dennis Harty, Sr.
Patentee: Dennis Harty
Patent Date: 11 Jul 1851
Patent #: 629
Patent Volume: 8
Class: R. R. 1st
Deed Book M, Page 228, Red River County, Clarksville, Texas
The State of Texas)
County of Cass)
An agreement had made and entered into by and between John Harty, Jonathan Harty, James B. Henderson assignee of the right title and interest of Cynthia Harty who resides in the County of Cass in the State of Texas, and Andrew S. Beard and his wife Mary Ann Beard formerly Mary Ann Harty who resides in the County of Hopkins in the State of Texas, all heirs, legatees and only representative of Dennis Harty late of the County of red River deceased. Witnesseth that whereas the above named parties are the only heirs and representatives of Dennis Harty late of County of Red River and now deceased all of whom are twenty-one years of age – that James B. Henderson is the rightful and legal assignee of Cynthia Harty who is also one of the heirs of said decedent and at the date of all her assignment of right title and interest as heir aforesaid in and to the hereinafter described land, over the age of twenty years as also witnesseth that the said Dennis Harty died intestate leaving the hereinafter described lands belonging to his estate and the aforesaid parties have this day agreed and by these presents do agree that the following described lands lying being and situate in the County of Red River in the State of Texas be divided by and between each other according to the following plat and survey of said lands to wit.
The foregoing plat represents the headright survey of Dennis Harty living in the County of red River sixteen miles W of DeKalb on the road leading to Clarksville containing 2044 acres which was divided at the request and by the agreement of the aforesaid parties by M.I. Knight surveyor as follows to wit:
Lot No 1 beginning at the NE corner of the original survey thence W 1344 vrs a stake of the original survey, whence a post oak brs S 86 E 9-1/2 vrs marked X with pointers Thence & 1344 vrs a stake whence a red oak brs N 38 E 25 vrs marked X with pointers thence E 1344 vrs a stake on the W boundary line of W Young Headright Survey whence a red oak N 13 E 6 vrs with pointers thence N with Young 1344 vrs to the beginning.
Lot No 2 begins on the west boundary of Lot No 1 159 vrs N of the SW corner at a stake whence a R.O. brs W 8 vrs Mk B thence west 2053 vrs a stake on the W boundary of the original survey whence a P.O. brs N 15 E 16 vrs Mkd B Also pointers thence N 1185 vrs to the NW corner of the original survey thence E 2053 to the beginning.
Lot No 3 begins at the SW corner of Lot No 2 thence E at 1100 vrs a stake whence a R.O. brs S of W 4 vrs mkd H thence S 2212 vrs a stake in the original S boundary whence a black brs N 5 vrs Mkd H thence W 1100 vrs the SW corner of the original survey thence N 2212 vrs to the beginning.
Lot No 4 begins at the SE corner of Lot No 3 thence E 2297 vrs to the SE corner of the original survey thence N 2053 vrs to the corner of the original survey thence N 2053 vrs to the SE corner of Lot 1 thence W with said lot 1344 vrs to the SW corner of sd lot thence N 159 vrs to the SE corner of Lot 2 thence W 953 vrs to the NE corner of Lot 3 thence S with same 2212 vrs to the beginning.
Lot No 1 not being a part of the property of Dennis Harty is not divided as above but lot no 2 described as above. Each of the aforesaid parties relinquishes in consideration of the premises all their right title and interest to the same to Andrew S. Beard in right of his wife Mary Ann Beard formerly Mary Ann Harty to Lot No 3 as aforesaid the above named parties relinquishes for and in consideration of the premises all their right title and interest in and to the same to James B. Henderson as assignee of Cynthia Harty to one half of Lot No 4 as above described the aforesaid named parties relinquishes for and in consideration of the premises all their right title and interest and to the same to John Harty and to the other half of said Lot 4 they the aforesaid named parties for and in consideration of the premises relinquish all their right title and interest in and to the same in and to Jonathan Harty each respectively to have and to hold their respective lots or parcels of ground as above set forth free from the claim of any of the aforesaid named parties forever And the aforesaid parties hereby bind themselves their heirs executors administrators and assigns to forever stand by confirm and agree to the aforesaid division of the said land of the said Dennis Harty as being equal just and equitable between the aforesaid parties in witness whereof they the said parties have hereunto set their hands and affixed their scrawls by way of seals on this the 29th day of Sept 1858.
Jas. B. Henderson Seal
Jonathan Harty Seal
Andrew S. Beard Seal
John Harty Seal
Mary Ann Beard Seal
(Note: It appears to me the distribution explanation above is not quite right. Since it is a typed copy of the records, I wonder if something was omitted in the typing. Just my gut instinct – I’m certainly no authority on land records. – Ruth Jaeger)
It states that he (John) is the son of Dorcas JOBE and Dennis. It further states information from Cass Co People given by Nellie Harty Tidwell has John born 1818.
*1850 U.S. Census lists Cintha Harty - 27 yrs old - born IL - with her brother Jonathan Harty in Cass Co, TX. - Precinct 2, page 747.
*1858 - living Cass Co., Texas and James B. Henderson, who I've found to be a doctor. Never once is she listed with the last name Henderson - always as Harty.
Is is possible that Cynthia had some kind of medical or mental condition and that is why the doctor is representing her?
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Ann (Jobe) Brown