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Harris Co., Texas - 1851 - 1852 - Mary Yarbrough to Charles J. Grainger
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Reproduced from the Holding of the Texas State Archives:
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No 1137    2d Class    Yarbrough, Swanson
For (sic) no issued I Mary Yarbrough widow
and heir of Swanson Yarbrough Deceased
have and do hereby (sic) and transfer
(sic) once to Charles J. Grainger (sic)
(sic) the certain certificate of the pay for
which it calls
            In (sic) of which (sic) this (sic)
            this 11th day of April A.D. 1851 & seal the
            (sic) with (sic) for said
                                    Mary Yarbrough

The State of Texas
Harris County
        Before me W. C. Baker clerk of the County Court of Harris County
came G. S. Hardcastle of this county to me known for oath   
declared that Mary Yarbrough acknowledged to him the execution of the foregoing
assignment for the purposes & consideration therein contained that the signed
the same as a Witness of the request of the said Mary Yarbrough
and affiant further states that he was well acquainted with Swanson
Yarbrough.  That he is dead & that Mary Yarbrough who signed the foregoing
assignment was his widow & that there are no heirs but the said widow
in the country.
                        Witness my hand and seal of Harris County
                        Court at my office in Houston Feby 24 1852
                        W. C. Baker Clerk

                        Received payment in full
                        for the within Certificate
                        Mch 8th 1852
                                        J. M. Swenson

There was a file card that says "see BAXTER, MONTGOMERY."



Reproduced from the Holding of the Texas State Archives:
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2 Class 875
Montgomry Baxter J.    33.66
A. S. Graves 44.
Swanson Yarbrough        24.
John Smith Printer?, Jr.
per? J. D. Cordova        24.

Certificate issued
tract of the
above for the amt.
opposite the name
Jany 8 1851
Jn. M. Fisher?
auditor



Reproduced from the Holding of the Texas State Archives:
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Late Republic
    To Montgomery Baxter
4 1/3 Mos Service in 1836        33.66

Same
    To A. S. Graves
5 1/2 Mos Service in 1836        44.00

Same
    To Swanson Yarbrough
            3 Mos @ $8.                24-

Late Republic
    To John Smith (Printer) D
    J. D. Cordova issue
For 3 Mos Service @ 8.    $ 24-



Reproduced from the Holding of the Texas State Archives:
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                        Ajutant Generals Office
                        Austin Dec 31 1850
I certify that from the record of this office
that Montgomery Bexter served <a private> in the army of Texas from
the first January 1836 & through May 1836 at which
time he died in the service - Term of enlistment not
given
                    Ben J. Hill
                    Adt. Genl

No Pat Cert.



Reproduced from the Holding of the Texas State Archives:
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State of Texas
County of Harris:
                    Before me F. Z. Cooke a Notary Public
                    said County personally came John P. Ferrell
                    who being duly sworn saith on oath (that)
(him for) Montgomery Baxter whose name (sic) certain certificate
was (sic) war at the time of his death a citizen of
Texas that said Baxtor took the oath of Allegience to
the Republic of Texas.  Took part in the Battle of San Jacinto
and died in Texas after said Battle
        To certify which I hereunto set my
        hand & public seal this 1st day of
        December A.D. 1852
        F. Z. Cooke
        Notary Public
 

Baxter Mongomery    No 1135    2nd Class
By order of the Hon County Court of Harris County I Jacob D.
Cordova administrator of the Estate of M. Baxter decd. sold
at public auction the within certificate of the public
debt of Texas for $33.00 No 1135 2nd Class dated 8th
January A.D. 1851 - according said order of the law
and Aug. C. Davis bring the highest & best
bidder at said sale the same was sold to him
and he having paid the amount of his
bid.  This is therefore to assign & transfer
the within certificate of public debt to him
the said Davis his heirs & assigns
            Witness my hand at Houston this
            seventh day of Feby A.D. 1851
                    J. D. Cordova

Note: there is a side note to the above that says;
M. Baxter $33.00

For a valuable consideration to me in hand paid I
hereby assign & transfer to L. M. Swenson
his heirs & assigns to within certificate of the public debt
of Texas issued to M. Baxter decd. for $33.00
            Witness my hand Feby 7 1851 in the city of Houston
            August C. Davis

The State of Texas
Harris County
            Before me W. C. Baker clerk of Harris County
Court came J. D. Cordova & A. C. Davis to me known & acknowledged cordially
the execution of the foregoing transfer & assignment (each for himself)
for the purpose there in contains and I certify that Jacob D. Cordova
is the administrator of the estate of M. Baxter du as appears
from the record of the county court of Harris county in
my office
            Witness my hand & seal of Harris County
            Court at my office in Houston
            Feby 7 1851
            W. C. Baker Clerk



Reproduced from the Holding of the Texas State Archives:
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                                Adjutant General Office Austin
                                December 20, 1850
I certify that the name of  Swanson Yarbrough
appears on the Muster Roll of Captain Hayden Arnold
Company of Nacogdoches Volunteers, was enrolled
on the sixth of March 1836 honorably discharged
on the sixth June 1836.  Term of Service,
three months.
                                        Bew T Hill
No pat cert issued         Adj Gen Examine Poes Register of Certificates

    Examine Pat Register of Certificate



Reproduced from the Holding of the Texas State Archives:
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State of Texas
County of Harris:
                    Know all men by these presents.
                    That I Charles I. Grainger of
this county of Harris have this day nominated
constituted and appointed and Do by these presents
nominate constitute and appoint S. M. Swenson
of this city of Austin county of Travis my true and
lawful attorney in fact to collect receive receive receipts
of the Treasurer of the State of Texas the amount
due me by said State in payment of the following
Certificates  of the 2nd class of debt issued.
as follows to wit______________________________
Certifcate No. 585 issued 9th day of July 1850 to myself
as administrator of Peter .A. Akerman decd. for the
sum of $605  also certificate No. 1137 dated
the 8th day of January A.D.1851 paid to Swanson
Yarbrough for the sum of Twenty four dollars| $24.
        And I do hereby my said attorney authorize
to do act or perform all the necessary  acts of deeds
nessary in the premises and as I would or would
do myself, was I present, hereby approving of
confirming all and singular his said act done
in view of the presents

Witness my hand & seal at Houston
        (Note: Rest of document cut off.  Diane Gann provided the following transcript)
this fourth day of March A.D. 1852.
C. J. Grainger

State of Texas
County of Harris:
Before me Justin Castame' .a Notary Public in of for Harris County this day Came Charles I Grainger of this county to me well known to whose ....faith of....is due, who acknowledged that he had signed sealed and delivered of the foregoing ...of attorney for the consideration of purposes therein set forth. Is Testimony where of I have hereto set my hand of official seal at office in Houston this fourth day of March A.D. 1852
J.I Castame'            Notary Public Harris County



Reproduced from the Holding of the Texas State Archives:
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CERTIFICATE

No. 1137        PUBLIC DEBT        2d Class
                REPUBLIC OF TEXAS
This is to Certify that Swanson Yarbrough
(sic), under the provisions of AN ACT of the
LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS ENTITLED "An Act to proved for acertaining the Debt of the late Repbulic
of Texas," approved 20th March 1848, filed with the AUDITOR and COMPTROLER a (sic) for
Services in the Army in (sic)
amounting to Twenty four
dollars, which is sufficiently authenticated (sic) authorize the auditing of the same under the laws of the late Republic of
Texas
The said cliam , according to the data before us, is Worth, Twenty four
Dollars, in Par Funds as having been at that (sic) available to the government.

In Testimony hereto, we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals
of office, in Austin, this Eight day
of January A. D. 1851
Larence Shaw                Jno. M. Swisher
            Comptroller                    Auditor

Appr. 8th March 1852
Jno M. Swisher
Auditor

STAMPED ( Paid)

Notes: This is the certificate that Charles Grainger bought from Mary Yarbrough.  See document image file 6 above.



Reproduced from the Holding of the Texas State Archives
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The State of Texas
Harris County
                            I William R. Baker clerk of the
County Court of said county do hereby certify that
Charles J. Grainger was duly appointed by the County
Court of Harris County administrator of the
estate of P. A. Ackerman deceased with the
will annexed, that he duly qualifies & by a
decree of said Court in accordance with the
will was declared the sole legater of the estate
of said Ackerman decd. & entitled to all of the
effects of the said descendant, as appears
from the record in my office
                    Witness my hand and seal of Harris
                    County Court, at my office in
                    Houston, February 24, 1852
                    W.R. Baker, Clerk
 
 
 

Transcribers: Diane Gann, Renee Smelley



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