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CHAPTER 16 GRIFFIN B. COLEMAN OF OLD CONCORD by J. P. COLEMAN Son of Francis Roe Coleman, born July 12, 1786, and Grandson of Robert Coleman, who died 1809. For the purpose of distinguishing him from Griffin Coleman, born 1775, and Griffin Ragsdale Coleman of Winston County, we have assigned to this man the title, "Griffin Coleman of Old Concord." He was born March 3, 1804 and died April 18, 1853. He is buried in the Old Concord cemetery, not used since about 1876, located about seven miles Southwest of Ackerman, Mississippi, in the Northeast 1/4 of Section 31, Township 16, Range 11, near the home (1961) of Izene Blanton. His grave is marked. He was the ancestor of an unusually large number of descendants, as this chapter will reveal. He was married to Elizabeth Ross, born 1800, who was buried in the same cemetery in 1878, but her grave has no marker. Elizabeth Ross, the wife of Griffin Coleman of Old Concord, was the daughter of William Ross and his wife, Elizabeth. She had at least six brothers and sisters: Sarah D., who married Richard Blackwood; Mary, who married Samuel Chestnut; Caroline H., who married William Wylie; Susannah, the oldest, who married a Jessup; Jane, who married David Weir; and a brother, Francis M. Ross. Her mother, of the same given name, was the daughter of William Morrow, who died in Chester County, South Carolina, 1825. She had the following aunts and uncles: Jane Morrow, who married James Robinson; Mary Morrow, who married Alexander Parkinson; Margaret Morrow; and an uncle, Samuel Mills Morrow. This was discovered by Mrs. James W. Crowder, 157 York Street, Chester, S. C., in Equity Roll Number 272, Chester County, S. C., which was filed on March 22, 1822. CHILDREN OF GRIFFIN COLEMAN AND ELIZABETH ROSS 1. Hugh Wilson, born 1828. The ancestor of a large number of descendants. 2. Isabella, 1829-1888, married Robert Blackwood. - 191 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY 3. William Alexander Coleman,1832-1876. 4. Elizabeth, b. 1835, married her second cousin, Hiram F. Cole- man, son of Robert of Mt. Moriah. No further information 5. Francis, known as Frank,1836-1899. 6. Mary, known as Mollie, b.1842, never married. Our first documentary proof of Griffin Coleman of Old Concord is found in the Alabama federal land records. He was 27 years old in the year 1830 and during the ensuing five years he bought 300 acres of United States Government lands in Wilcox County, Alabama. On January 16, 1836, Deed Book D, Page 323, Wilcox County, Griffin Coleman and wife, Elizabeth Coleman, sold to William T. Matthews the West l/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 15, Township 12, Range 6, on the Alabama River. The writer visited the locality in late August, 1955. On May 4, 1839, Deed Book F, Page 379, Wilcox County, Griffin Coleman conveyed to William Gaston the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 30, Township 15, Range 7, Wilcox County. By then, however, he was in Winston County, Mississippi, as the deed was acknowledged there. Previously, on August 27, 1836, Land Deed Book B, Page 54, Griffin Coleman had recorded his first conveyance in Winston County, to 160 acres, the West 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4, Section 13 and the West 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4, Section 24, Township 16, Range 10. This was about three miles south of the William Ragsdale (Buck) Coleman location. The house site was where William Bryan Hutchinson lives in 1961. From the Minutes of the Old Concord Church, Page 25, we find that Isabella Coleman and Wilson Coleman, children of Griffin of Old Concord, joined the Church on Friday before the second Sunday in October, 1842. On February 9, 1844, Griffin B. Coleman was in Greene County, Alabama, and sold to Ryan C. Mobley (nephew of Charles P. Coleman) forty acres, a part of the Estate of Francis R. Coleman, deceased. Land Deed Book N, Page 806. On Saturday before the second Sunday in August, 1847, Page 72 of the Concord Minutes, "Bro. G [Griffin] Coleman made his statement concerning an affray on the Master's ground on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July, 1847, and made acknowledgments to the Church for language made use of by him during the fray, which was satisfactory." - 192 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY On Saturday before the second Sunday in October, 1847, a letter of dismission was granted lo Wilson Coleman, Page 74 of the Minutes. On Saturday before the second Sunday, November, 1847, letter of dismission was granted to Bro. Griffin Coleman and wife. Evidently, feelings engendered by the incident which took place the previous July prompted Griffin to withdraw from the Old Concord Church, but he withdrew in good standing. The Mt. Moriah Church, located between French Camp and the present town of Weir, was founded April 17, 1847. According to its Minutes, on Saturday before the third Sunday in November, 1847, "Brethern H. W. [Wilson] Coleman, Griffin Coleman and wife presented letters from Concord Church, Winston County (now Choctaw County) and were received." Saturday before the 3 Sunday in February, 1848, G. Coleman ap- pointed to the building committee. H. W. Coleman became a deacon on Sat. before the 3 Sunday in May, 1848. Friday before the 3 Sun. in August 1848 Griffin Coleman was on the Committee to inquire into charges growing out of the fight between Bro. Blake and Davis. Same date H. W. Coleman was elected a delegate to the Associa- tion. Sat. before the 3 Sunday in Oct. 1850, prayer was offered by Brother G. Coleman. Sat. before the 3 Sunday in Nov. 1850, "Resolved that this church in all cases take truth for testimony let it come from what sorce (sic) it may." This was in derogation of the rule in the law courts that the testimony of a slave could not be received. Sat. before the 3 Sunday in October, 1851, Bro. G. B. Nations reported that he had been accused oF fornication. Hugh W. Coleman and Griffin Coleman were on the Committee appointed "to investigate the matter." The next month Bro. Nations was acquited. Sat. before the 3 Sunday in March 1852 Bro. Griffin Coleman was elected as a deacon. Sat. before the 3 Sunday in April he was ordained. Bro. John Micou preached the sermon. Sat. before the 3 Sunday in Sept. 1852 G. Coleman and H. W. Coleman elected delegates to the Association. May 14, 1853, Mt. Moriah Church voted to elect a deacon to succeed "our worthy Brother Coleman who departed this life a few days back and has left his seat vacant in the church." - 193 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY WINSTON COUNTY PERSONAL ASSESSMENT ROLL OF 1847 Griffin Coleman 1 clock, 10 14 1 head of cattle 4 slaves under 60 WINSTON COUNTY CENSUS OF 1850 Griffin Coleman, 45, b. S. C. Elizabeth, 50, b. S. C. Elizabeth, 15, b. Alabama. Francis, 14, b. Alabama. Mary (Molly), 8, b. Mississippi. DESCENDANTS OF GRIFFIN COLEMAN OF OLD CONCORD 1. HUGH WILSON COLEMAN. Born 1828, died before 1860. His youngest child was born in 1856. After his death, the widow married Abner Howard. Martha J. Coleman, the wife of Wilson Coleman, was born August 11, 1831, and died May 10, 1924, age 93. She is buried in the Weir cemetery as are the other descendants of Wilson Coleman unless otherwise expressly stated. She was the daughter of William Love and his wife Lydia. The children of HUGH WILSON COLEMAN and MARTHA J. COLEMAN were: 1. Lydia G., born December 1, 1849, died July 2, 1932. Married F. J. Simpson. The family moved to Stephenville, Texas, south- west of Fort Worth. While his wife was on a visit to Mississippi, Mr. Simpson was dragged to death by a run-away mule. She is buried at Weir. Their children were Lela, Nannie, Ida, and Hugh, all dead except Hugh, who now lives in Missouri. 2. Florence Irene, born October 30, 1853, died May 30, 1927. She was known as Sallie. Married late in life to Bill Hutchinson. 3. Frank G., born November 30, 1853, died March 18, 1925. Mar- ried Mattie Buntin, born November 21, 1856, died May 28, 1942. - 194 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY Frank G. Coleman came within a few votes on at least two diff- ferent occasions of being elected Sheriff of Choctaw County. 4. Nannie L., born June 16, 1856, died April 27, 1941. Married William J. Smith, born December 6, 1849, died September 6, 1923. 2. ISABELLA COLEMAN, born March 23, 1829, and died August 30, 1888. Married Robert Blackwood, who was born September 4, 1816, and died December 17, 1886. Buried New Concord. The 1860 Census of Winston County states that Robert Blackwood was born in North Carolina, his wife in Alabama. He owned real estate valued at $3,500, personal property, $800. Children: 1. Nettie Blackwood, married Bill Roberts, Sheriff of Choctaw County. 2. John Henry (Dock) Blackwood. 3. Marcene Elizabeth Thompson, born January 8, 1851, died May, 1940. Mother of William Griffin Thompson, born December 11, 1877. 4. William Alexander (Dutch) Blackwood, grandfather of James Blackwood, Doyle Blackwood, and Roy Blackwood, famous Blackwood Brothers Singers, whose father was Emmett Blackwood, and whose great grandfather was Isaiah Daniel Coleman. 5. Richard (Dick) Blackwood, went to Texas. 6. Bob Blackwood, went to Texas. 7. George Terrell Blackwood, died in Elaine, Arkansas. 8. Rebecca (Becky) Married E. N. (Lige) Catledge. 9. Mary, married Olen Porter. 10. Ross Blackwood (E. R.), died in Memphis, resident of Arkan- sas. 11. Sallie, married a Crow in Louisiana. 12. Tom L. Blackwood, died a few years ago in Texas. 13. Ada, married a Pomeroy. 14. E. W. (Buddy) Blackwood, lives in California. CHILDREN OF EDWARD THOMPSON, A CONFEDERATE VETERAN, AND ELIZABETH MARCENE BLACKWOOD THOMPSON 1. Joe Thompson 2. William Griffin Thompson - 195 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY 3. Eddie, died at age 2 4. Haley Bell, died unmarried 5. Betty, married Lee Sides 6. Jim Thompson, died in Jackson 7. Eula, married Jess Fulcher, dead (The writer regrets very much that he does not have available the genealogical data complete on the above extensive family, but this data should give a good "start" to those interested.) 3. WILLIAM ALEXANDER COLEMAN, born 1832, died 1876, at the age of 44. He married Julia Ann Black, born 1843, daughter of J. B. Black and Nancy Poole. Her son, Mr. W. A. Coleman, who lived to be 95, told me that his mother was born in Georgia, but the 1860 census states that she was born in Mississippi. She died December 31, 1873, age forty years. She and her husband are buried in Beulah Cemetery, near Weir, Mississippi. Their graves are immediately north of William Alexander Coleman, born 1861. Their children: 1. William Alexander Coleman, known as Will, born July 3, 1861, died February 3, 1956. Age 95. 2. Charles Energy Coleman, born at West Station, where his father was teaching school, April 7, 1866, died at Cameron, Texas, January 19,1953, age 87. 3. Alma, born 1869. Married John M. Wade, who was born No- vember 2, 1849, and died February 2, 1897. He is buried in the Bear Creek Cemetery, Attala County. She thereafter married Charlie Gladney. William Alexander Coleman, born 1832, was a school teacher. He was very delicate all his life, suffered from "bronchitis." His sons, however, were very stalwart men, who lived to a great age. The writer's grandfather, Jacob Feaster Coleman, 1853-1934, went to school to his cousin, William Alexander Coleman, at Beulah, near Weir, although that town was not then in existence. I have heard Grandfather Coleman say that one of the worst thrashings he ever received in his life was at the hands Of schoolmaster William Alexander Coleman for some infraction of his rules at Beulah. Our first documentary record of him is found in the Mt. Moriah Church Minutes, Page 158, Saturday before the second Sunday in July, 1859, when he was reported present at the church conference. - 196 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY Next, we have the Winston County personal assessment rolls of 1863, at which time he was assessed with one pleasure carriage, valued at $100. He was a Confederate Soldier. His son, Mr. William Alexander Coleman, 1861-1956, told the writer he remembered the bright moon- light night when his father got home from the War, although he was only five years old at the time. William Alexander Coleman, born July 3, 1861, and died February 3, 1956, was one of the writer's favorite and most loyal friends. We spent lots of time together during which he furnished much of the background information contained in this chapter. Indeed, without his assistance it could never have been put together at all for it had been lost in the threads of much time. He was a mall of strong convictions, experienced no hesitancy in taking the side to which he believed he should adhere, yet was personally of gentle character, possessed of much good humor, and a Favorite to his last days of all who knew him. He spent his life on his farm within sight of Beulah, his native heath, and at Weir, only two miles away. During his latter years he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Winfield M. Black, but maintained the closest ties and frequent association with his large family of children, who kept up the keenest interest in him. He enjoyed the loyalty and devotion of a large family to the end of his days. On December l2, 1886, he was married to Emma Catherine Steele, born March 27, 1865, died June 27, 1930. DEATH OF MRS. W. A. COLEMAN (THE CHOCTAW PLAINDEALER--JULY 3, 1930) The Plaindealer regrets to chronicle the death of Mrs. Will A. Coleman which sad event occurred at her home south of Weir in Beat 4, in the Beulah Church community, on last Friday evening, June 27th, at 7:45, after a long illness. Mrs. Coleman was about 65 years of age, a lifelong member of the Baptist Church and an elegant Christian character in every relation of life, and held in high esteem by all who came in the circle oF her acquaintance. She is survived by her husband and six children as follows: Messrs. S. P. Coleman, McComb City; C. E. Coleman, Grenada, W. E. Coleman Whitney, C. S. Coleman. Greenwood: John M. Coleman, Indianola; Henry C. Coleman, Drew; Mrs. W. M. Black, Weir, and Mrs. Harvey E. Morris, Ackerman. Funeral services were held at Beulah Church cemetery on last Saturday morning at 11:00 o clock, services being in charge of Rev. D. L. Hill, pastor - 197 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY of the Baptist Church of this place, who paid a beautiful tribute to her Christian character and life. Her six stalwart and devoted sons acted as pallbearers when the last sad rites were performed and her remains placed at rest to await the resurrection. We join the many friends of the loved ones and friends in extending our deepest sympathy in their great great bereavement. Truly, a splendid character has passed to her reward. CHILDREN OF WILLIAM ALEXANDER COLEMAN (b.July 3, 1861) 1. Sam P. Coleman, b. December 13, 1888. Married on June 30, 1919,to Rubye Maynor (b.March 12, 1890). No children. 2. C. Eugene Coleman, b. March 12, 1890). Married on June 6, 1917 to Allie Belle Sloan. Children, Mary L. (Married Sam J. Simmons) b.October 4,1918; Kathryn E., b.July 13, 1922. 3. William1 E. Coleman b. July 29, 1892. Married on October 22, 1922, Ethel Trainor. Son, William Marion Coleman, born Sep- tember 22, 1926. 4. Myrtle Coleman, b. November 7, 1894. Married May 25, 1918, Winfield M. Black. No children. 5. Pansy Coleman, b. July 1, 1897, Married November 17, 1920, Harvey Morris. No children. 6. Clyde Steele Coleman, b. November 20, 1899. Married on De- cember 11, 1926, Mamie Clare Evans. Son, Clyde Steele Cole- man.,Jr., b. January 19, 1935. 7. John M. Coleman, b. January 9, 1903, Married on July 29, 1937 to Mayvis Prewitt, great grand-daughter of the Settler John Pre- witt. She was born March 20, 1908. 8. Henry Carlisle Coleman, b. December 18, 1906. On May 10, 1943, married to Beulah Singletary. No children. Charles Energy Coleman, was born April 7, 1866, at West Station, Holmes County, Mississippi, where his father was teaching school. He died Cameron, Texas, January 19, 1953, age 87. He moved to Texas in 1894 and came back in 1896 to marry Susan Catherine Turnipseed, Nov. 3, 1869-Jan. 10, 1961. Their children were Mike Coleman, d. Aug. 6, 1959, and a daughter, Ruth Coleman, who married John William Rosson on 1 June 30, 1925, and still lives in Cameron, Texas. Charles Energy Coleman was an active, vigorous man, as his photograph taken at the age of 70, will show. For many years he was a sales - 198 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY representative for a coffee company throughout a large territory in Texas, and later following other pursuits of like kind. Mrs. Alma Coleman Wade, daughter of William Alexander Coleman, who died in 1876, was the mother of a daughter, Julia Wade, who married Brack Miller, and was living when last heard from at 88 Virginia Street, Amarillo, Texas. Mrs. Miller was the mother of Mrs. Deolece Miller Parmelee, who was living at Monahans, Texas, in 1962. Both these ladies have shown keen interest in family history and have furnished much valuable information. Mrs. Alma Coleman Wade was born Feb. 24, 1869 and died January 17, 1953. She is buried at Bear Creek Church, Attala County. 4. FRANCIS (FRANK) COLEMAN. Born in Alabama, 1836. He served in Company I, 15th Mississippi Infantry, Confederate States Army. On Jan. 2, 1889, he was killed in a personal battle, in which several others were killed, including one of his own sons. There had been a feud with some neighbors. The killing took place in the Southeast l/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 1, Township 16, Range 10, Choctaw (formerly Winston) County. This land was owned after 1945 by J. P. Coleman. Francis married Elizabeth Prewitt, the daughter of John Prewitt and his wife, Mary A. Prewitt, original settlers near the old Natchez Trace in the French Camp area, Choctaw County. He evidently was a very strong willed man, like most of the Colemans. Our first documentary reference to him is in the Mt. Moriah Church minutes, Page 125, wherein it is reported that on Saturday before the second Sunday in May, 1854, a "Committee was appointed to talk to and admonish Bro. F. [Francis] Coleman" in relation to certain reports." He was then eighteen years of age. His father had been dead for a year. Then, Page 127, on Saturday before the second Sunday in July, 1854, "the case of Bro. Frank Coleman was then taken up. On motion of Bro. Brown he was excluded for general misconduct." This might not have amounted to more than dancing, as the churches were very stern on such matters in those days. We next find him in the Winston County Census of 1860. He then owned real estate of the value of $1200 and personal property worth $200. His wife is stated to have been born in Mississippi. His mothers age 60, had real estate worth $1200. She was living with Francis, as was the daughter, Mary, known as Molly. - 199 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY He thereafter served in the Confederate Army, as above stated. At the 1880 census he had a son, John J., born 1859. He was killed in the feud of 1889 along with his father. The writer's great Aunt, Mrs. Laura Eugenia Coleman Bruce, 1866-1934, lived in Sight of the death ground and heard the firing. She said that John J. was an unusually gentle, well mannered man, who could cook and baked excellent cakes. Frank Coleman had a daughter named Margaret, of whom we now know nothing, except that she was born in the year 1870. Another daughter, named Ida, was born in 1868. She married Jesse Naugle and had no children. Another daughter, Emma, married Charles Boggan, son of Dr. Boggan, a near neighbor on the north side of the Yockanookany. They moved to McKinney, Texas, and from there went to Okemah, Okla- homa. In recent years, the writer met Mr. Aubrey Lee, then of Redmond, Utah, a grandson of Charles and Emma Boggan. He had a brother, Jack Lee, then living in Livermore Falls, Maine. Griffin Coleman, of Old Concord, was a first cousin of Robert Coleman, of Mt. Moriah. On Wednesday evening, the 2nd day of January , between sundown and dark near Fentress in Choctaw county one of the most terrible and bloody tragedies occured that ever happened in that county. For sometime Mr. Francis Coleman and his son James have been on bad terms with William and Charles DeLay over a dispute about some land between the Colemans and the Delays and their three sisters, the two families living only about two hundred yards apart. On the evening mentioned the four men engaged in a deadly conflict, in which Francis Coleman and Charles DeLay were killed and James Coleman and William DeLay were badly wounded and Mrs. Pearson a sister to the DeLays was severely injured. Four double barreled shot guns loaded with buckshot and a pistol were used in the conflict, and two of the shot guns were battered and torn to pieces in the fight. The jury of Inquest found that Charles Boggan, a son-in-law of Francis Coleman, was an accessary to the killing of Charles DeLay. This is a terrible state of affairs and it seems that peacemakers might have prevented such a tragedy by taking the proper steps in time.-- THE WINSTON SIGNAL, January 12, 1889. PREWITT APPENDIX John Prewitt, the father of Frank Coleman's wife, was born in South Carolina, March 29, 1794, and died February 6, 1873. His wife, Elizabeth Gowan Prewitt, was born in Virginia, March 20, 1800, and - 200 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY died April 26, 1847. He married again after the death of his first wife, but we do not know her family name. The graves of John Prewitt and Elizabeth Gowan Prewitt may be found on the north bank of the old Louisville and Winona public road, now abandoned, West of the J. Phillip Prewitt place. There are several graves. The only other marked grave is that of their daughter, Missouri Ann Prewitt, born December 27, 1834, died September 16, 1852. Among the children of his first marriage were Dudley Prewitt, Major Russell G. Prewitt, Andrew Jackson Prewitt and Dr. R. K. Prewitt, all Confederate Veterans, as well as Elizabeth, who married Francis Coleman. The son, Andrew Jackson Prewitt, married Sarah (Sallie) Coleman, daughter of Isaiah Daniel Coleman and his first wife, Agnes Ferguson. CHOCTAW COUNTY CENSUS OF 1860 John Prewitt, age 66, farmer, born in South Carolina, Wife, Mary A. Prewitt, 40, born in Virginia. Sons: Jackson A. Prewitt, age 20. Rufus K. Prewitt, age 16. John H. Prewitt, age 10. All born in Mississippi. Dudley Prewitt, age 30, born in Alabama. WINSTON COUNTY NOTES Probate Court Records, Winston County, Book 1, Page 2. October 4, 1837. Ordered that a jury by view be appointed to lay out a great road leading as follows, to-wit, leaving the Choctaw road at the Chickasaw Trace two miles above the house of N. Woodward to the County line of Choctaw in Section No. 4 in Township No. 16 Range 10, to intersect a road leading to Greensborough in Choctaw County, and that the following named persons be appointed said jury, James Peeler, Alfred Gilkey, Jesse Shomaker, John Weir, Abram Miller, John Shomaker, Tigual Pugh, David Cotton, Overton Cotton, Stephen Miller, R. D. Brown and Larking T. Turner, and that they meet at the time and place appointed by the Sheriff, etc. - 201 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY This is the road which later became the Louisville and Winona Road. lt is still in its original location through the farm of J. P. Coleman. It ran immediately in front of the William Ragsdale Coleman house, later owned by Daniel Coleman. November 25, 1837 (Page 6). W. C. Coleman took his seat as a Member of the Board of Police for Winston County. Wednesday, 14 February, 1838. It is further ordered that S. T. Potts be appointed overseer on the Coleman Road from where the Tchula Road leaves the same to the county line and that he have the following named hands, to-wit, S. T. Potts and hands, R. D. Brown and hands, W. R. Coleman and hands, William Head and hands, Elijah Brown. Page 16. James May appointed Captain of the Patrol in Beat 4. Griffin Coleman and William R. Coleman, Members of the Company. Page 26. February, 1839. Williams C. Coleman noted as living on the Macon Road between Louisville and Murphy Creek. January 6, 1840. Williams C. Coleman still a Member of the Police Court and Burr H. Head elected President of the Court. (Page 44). Page 85. Services of W. C. Coleman and Burr H. Head on the Board of Police expired. Burr H. Head appointed Overseer of the Poor. February 15, 1842. William R. Coleman Overseer of the Coleman road from his place to the Choctaw County line. James McLcelland Sherilf in 1842. May, 1844. The Board of Police places a bounty of four dollars for each wolf killed. February 15, 1845, lsaac Coleman appointed Overseer of the Cole- man Road from W. R. Coleman's to the county line. Page 29. June Term, 1838. Burr H. Head, Administrator, Estate of William Head, deceased. - 202 - . THE ROBERT COLEMAN FAMILY R. D. Brown, Samuel T. Potts, and Caleb Barron, Appraisers of the Estate. 27 slaves 20 hogs 9 cattle 6 horses Total Estate $13,419.70 All the heirs conveyed the lands, 200 acres, Section 9 and 10, Township 16, Range 11, to Susannah Head. W. R. Coleman, who signed for his wife; John Murphy, of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, who must have signed for his wife; James B. McLelland, same; Burr H. Head; William W. Head. William R. Coleman received 7 slaves in the distribution of the estate. John W. Murphy received 7 slaves. James B. McLelland, received 7 slaves. William W. Head, received 3 slaves and 143 acres of land in South Carolina. Susannah Head, received 3 slaves. July 1, 1839. Samuel T. Potts, R. D. Brown, John Kennedy, Griffin Coleman, John Weir, Thomas Weir, Thomas P. Miller, William Smith, John Smith, James G. Rook, John Gardner, and Nathaniel Woodward appointed a jury to meet at the home of William R. Coleman on July 15 to determine the mental condition of William W. Head. It was the verdict of the jury that William W. Head was wholly incapable of taking care of himself. Burr H. Head appointed Guardian. Made bond for $12,000.00 - 203 - .
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