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Heirs of William Travis of Franklin County, Tennessee
Franklin Co., TN County Court Minute Book P, 1904-1907, page 480
J. T. Hamman et. al. }
P. Travis et. al. } In County Court, Franklin County
This cause came on this the 6th day of November 1906 to be heard before the Hon. Frank L. Lynch Judge upon the pleadings, orders proconfesso, and upon the entire record in the cause, from all of which it appears to the Court and it is ordered and decreed as follows:
That William Travis died intestate and without issue on the (blank) day of (blank) 184- and that the parties, petitioner and defendant, herein are all the surviving heirs at law of the said William Travis.
That the said Travis died the owner of the following described tract of land, Located in Franklin County Tennessee.........................
Franklin Co., TN Chancery Court Minute Book T, Jan.1907-Feb. 1909, pages 70-71
January Term 1907
J.T. Hamman, et. als.,}
vs. } X 1172
Allen Travis, et. al. }
In this cause it appearing to the court that Joseph W. Light has been duly and regularly brought before the court by service of process more than five days before the first day of the present term of court, and that Allen Travis, Ben Travis, Jonathan Travis, Peat Travis, and Mrs. Sallie Eaton, and her husband Eaton, W. L. Sarber and Charles M. Sarber, non-residents of the State have been duly and regularly brought before the court by publication as required by law for non-residents, and that they and each of them have failed to appear and make defence to complainants said bill within the time required by law, it is therefore ordered by the court, on motion of complainants, that the allegations of complainants' bill be taken for confessed as to them and the cause set for hearing exparte.
And the cause coming on further to be heard before on Thomas M. McConnell, Chancellor, on this the 30th day of January, 1907, upon the pleadings, orders proconfesso, the proof and the entire record in the cause, and upon agreement of counsel, from all of which the Court is of opinion and decrees that William Travis, deceased, was at the time of his death, the owner of and that his heirs at law, to wit: J. T. Hamman, T. B. Hamman, W. C. Hamman, Charley Broadway, Ben T. Gray, and Florence Hamman, Ethel Hamman, and Illa Hamman, Homer Hamman and Vesta Hamman, Allen Travis, Ben Travis, Jonathan Travis, Peat Travis, and Mrs. Sallie Eaton, who are all duly and regularly before the court, are the owners of and entitled to the immediate possession of the following described land, as set out in the bill: Located in the 12th civil district of Franklin county, Tennessee, on the waters of Crow creek of Tennessee River, Beginning on the south-east corner of Wallace Estill, Jr.'s 5000 acrres 400 poles to a blackoak and hickory: thence south 400 poles to a sugar tree and ash: thence east 400 poles to a stake: thence north 400 poles to the beginning: the same having been granted to William Travis by the State of Tennessee, on the 9th day of August, 1839, and being Grant No. 7004, and containing, after excluding the following tracts which are prior and superior claims to said grant, 600 acres more or less.
The following tracts are excluded and decreed to be held by the defendants Garner and others, heirs at law of Griff. Garner, deceased:
First: A tract of about 119 acrres, situated in the 12th civil district of Franklin county, Tennessee, and lying north of the Garner old homestead, beginning at a rock at the head of Garner's spring running east 78 poles to a dogwood, elm and sassafras: thence north with Winn line 210 poles to a white oak corner: thence west 78 poles to a chestnut and hickory pointers: thence north 210 poles to the beginning corner, being the interlap of the Garner, Payne and Roberts grant No. 25898.
Second: Containing one and one-half acres, known as the Garner orchard located in the 12th district of Franklin county and bounded on the north and west by Travis heirs, and on the east and south by the lands of said Griffin Garner heirs.
There is also excepted another small tract, which is in dispute between the Travis heirs and one Light, lying on the west side of the public road leading from Sewanee to Sherwood, through Lost cove.
It is further ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court that said six hundred acres, more or less, belonging to said Travis heirs be sold for distribution, and, P. H. Williams, Clerk and Master, who is hereby appointed special commissioner for the purpose, is hereby ordered to advertise said land for sale for thirty days by printed hand-bills and sell the same at the court-house door in the town of Winchester to the highest and best bidder on a credit of six and twelve months time except 10% cash on day of sale. He will take notes with good and solvent sureties for deferred purchase money and retain a lien on the land to secure same. He will report his acts in the premises to the next term of court.
[The property was purchased by Ike W. Crabtree on Monday, June 3, 1907, for $100.00]
Franklin Co., TN Chancery Court Minute Book T, Jan. 1907-Feb. 1909, pages 274-275
January Term 1908
J. T. Hammon, et al.,}
vs. } No. 1172. (Decree Confirming Reference Report.)
Allen Travis, et al. }
This cause same on this day to be heard before the Hon. T. M. McConnell, Chancellor, upon the report of P. H. Williams, Clerk & Master, which report is in the words and figures following, to-wit:
J. T. Hammon, et al.,}
vs. } No. 1172. (Reference Report.)
Allen Travis, et al. }
To the Hon. T. M. McConnell, Chancellor, presiding at Winchester, Tenn.
Pursuant to an order entered at the June Term, 1907, which order is in the words and figures as follows:
"This cause is referred to the Master who will take proof and report the names and the interests of all the heirs who are entitled to proratas in the fund arising from the sale of the land in this cause, and will look to the proof now on file, as well as any other proof adduced, making said report."
The undersigned, P. H. Williams, Clerk & Master, begs leave to report that I have carefully examined pleadings, proof, exhibits and the whole record in this cause, from which I find and report, that the following are the heirs of Wm. Travis, deceased, and their respective interested in the land sold in this cause:
1. Robert Travis, who died without issue.
1. Geo. Travis, deceased, entitled to 1/3 interest, left 5 heirs as follows:
-----1. Jane Travis, entitled to 1/15 interest.
-----2. Jonathan Travis, entitled to 1/15 interest.
-----3. Allen Travis, entitled to 1/15 interest.
-----4. Pete Travis, entitled to 1/15 interest.
-----5. Mrs. Sallie Eaton, entitled to 1/15 interest.
2. Mrs. Jane Hammon, deceased, nee Travis, entitled to 1/3 interest, who left 4 heirs as follows:
-----1. J. T. Hammon, entitled to 1/12 interest.
-----2. T. B. Hammon, entitled to 1/12 interest.
-----3. Mrs. Sarah Broadway, deceased, who left the following heir:
---------1. Charlie Broadway, 1/12 interest.
-----4. Robt. Hammon, deceased, who left as his only heir, Mrs. Robt. Jane Hammon, who also died, leaving five heirs, entitled to 1/60 interest, as follows:
---------1. Florence Hammon, 1/60 interest.
---------2. Ethel Hammon, 1/60 interest.
---------3. Illa Hammon, 1/60 interest.
---------4. Homer Hammon, 1/60 interest.
---------5. Vesta Hammon, 1/60 interest.
3. Mrs. Orthusa Gray, nee Travis, who married Gracie Gray, both of whom are dead leaving surviving them as their only heir at law, as follows:
-----1. Ben T. Gray, entitled to 1/3 interest.
Mrs. Martha Sherford, nee Travis, who married Henry Sherford, are both dead, leaving no issue.
(See Original Bill, filed January 16th, 1906.)
All of which is respectfully submitted, this the 15th day of January, 1908.
P. H. Williams
Clerk & Master.
And said report being unexcepted to, is by the Court in all things confirmed. When the funds in this cause are paid in, the Clerk & Master will pro rate same in accordance with said report, first having deducted the costs and attorneys fees, and report to the Court.