1839: James Spratling, Madison Co. GA.
GEORGIA, MADISON COUNTY.
Court of Ordinary, Sept. Term, 1839.
WHEREAS, it appearing to the Court that on the first Tuesday in November, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, James Spratling, Administrator de bonis non, of Killis C. Bridges, did expose to sell at public outcry, in the town of Danielsville, Madison county, a certain tract or parcel of Land, said to contain seven hundred and eighty-three acres, adjoining Sarah Colbert, Ranford E. Hitchcock, and others, it being part of the real estate of said deceased; and William J. Cox being the highest bidder, the same was knocked off to him; and the said James Spratling, having departed this life without giving bond or making titles in conformity to the terms of said sale and the law in such cases; and it further appearing to the Court that said Cox is willing to comply with the terms of the said sale, provided that he can obtain legal titles to the said described land:
It is therefore ordered by the Court, that John D. Barnett, Administrator de bonis non to Killis C. Bridges, deceased, do make titles to William J. Cox, the highest bidder of said land, as Administrator de bonis non, in conformity to the terms of said sale, unless good cause to the contrary be shown at the next January Term of this Court, and a copy of this Rule be published in some one of the public Gazettes of this State for three months, and in two or more public places in this county, before the sitting of said Court.
A true extract from the minutes of the Court, this 7th Sept., 1839.
R.B. GHOLSON, c.c.o.
Source: The Southern Banner, Athens, Georgia, Saturday, October 12, 1839; Pg. 4