Submitted 29 Jul 98 by
Estate of Thomas A. FONTAINE
June 1st A.D. 1846, Cha's W. Moody, Clk.
The State of Mississippi, Clarke County:
Be it remembered that a regular term of the Hon. the Probate Court of
said County may began and held in and for said county at the Court House
thereof in the Town of Quitman on the first Monday of June being the 1st day
of said month A.D. 1846.
Present the Hon. Alexander McLendon, Judge of Probate in and for said County.
James Lee, Sheriff and Cha's W. Moody, Clerk.
(2) this day appeared in open court Sarah Fontaine and Thomas K. Carter. The
said Sarah widow of Thamas A. Fountaine dec'd. and petitioned the court for
letters of administration on the Estate of Thomas A. Fountain late of Clarke
County, dec'd. and it appearing satisfacorily to the court here that they are
entitled to the said aministration by law, and the said Sarah Fontaine (sic)
and Thomas K. Carter filed their bond in the sum of fourteen hundred dollars
for the faithful performance of said administration with Jas. Risher Jr.,
Hezekial Risher and William Covington security which bond was approved by the
court and Sarah Fontaine and Thomas K. Carter appeared and took the oath
requi4ed by law as such adminstratrix and aministrator. It is therefore
ordred by this court that letters of administration issue to the said Sarah
Fontaine and Thomas K. Carter accordiing to law.
Ordred by the Court that Amos McLemore, William Covington and John Atkinson be
appointed appraisers of all and singular the goods, chattels and personal
estate of Thomas A. Fontaine, dec'd.
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Ordered by the Court that the account of Drs. Jno. H. Ogburn and Jno. M. White
be allowed against the Estate of Thomas A. Fontaine for the sum of 440.75 for
medical service rendered.
Ordred by the Court that the warrant issued the 1st day of May A.D. 1846
supplying the place of T.A. Fountaine and William Elliott appraisers of the
Estate of John Crosby Sr. dec'd. with Robert Collins and John Johnston be this
day confirmed by this court.
This day appeared in open court Sarah Fontaine and petitioned the court for
letters of guardianship to John, George, Martha, Caroline J., Eliza, James
Allen, Sarah Elizabeth and Louisa Fontaine minor heirs of Thomas A. Fontaine
late of Clark Countuy dec'd., and filed her bond with William Covington, James
Risher and Hezekiah Risher security thereto wihich said bond was approved by
the court and the said Sarah Fontaine appeared in open court and taken the
oath as such guardian. It is therefore ordered by the court that letters of
guardianship issured to said Sarah Fountaine as required.
Ordered by the Court that the inventory of the appraisement of the Estate of
Thomas A. Fountaine dec'd be received and ordered to be recorded.
This day appeared in open court Thomas K. Carter administrator of the Estate
of Thomas A. Fountaine dec'd and filed an account of the sales of the personal
Estate of said dec'd wihich was received, examined and ordered to record.
Ordered by the court that the account of Wm. J. Carter against the Estate of
Thomas A. Fontaine dec'd for $10.00 be allowed against said estate.
(158-160) An account sale of the personal property of Thomas A. Fontaine late
of Clarke County deceased sold on the 28th day of August A.D. 1846, to wit:
Purchaser Item Amount
Thomas Carter 15 head of beef at $8.50 per 123.75
Thomas Carter 206 head of stock cattle at $4.31 1/4 per 887.86
Thomas Carter Stock mark and brand 56.00
Thomas Carter 1 yoke of 31.00 1/2
Thomas Carter 1 yoke of 31.25
Thomas Carter 11 head of sheep at $1.68 3/4 per 18.52
Nathaniel Shots 11 head of sheep at $1.50 per 16.50
Rowland B. Crosby 1 lot of sheet at 1.47 per 10.00
Thomas Carter 25 hed of sheep at $1.86 per 46.50
Thomas Carter 1 lot of blacksmith tools 16.15
Thomas Carter 1 lot of farming utensils, plows, etc. 15.25
Thomas Carter 1 road waggon & rigging 66.00
Thomas Carter 3 log chains 3.05
Thomas Carter 1 sythe & cradle 3.30
Benjamin Roberson 1 filly 25.50
Thoams Carter 1 Gray horse 31.00
Gabriel Moffitt 1 sorrel colt 17.00
A. Wallace 1 mare 52.00
Benjamin Anderson 1 mare 45.00
Thomas Carter 1 3 year old filly 25.55
Thomas Carter 1 sorrell horse 66.00
Thomas Carter 1 bay horse 72.00
Thamas Carter 31 head of hogs at $1.50 per 46.50
Thomas Carter the mark of hogs 4.25
Thomas Carter 1 lot of lumber 1.05
Thomas Carter 1 grind stone .40
Thomas Carter 1 blacksmith vice 3.15
Thomas Carter 1 lot of carpenters tools 8.50
Thomas Carter 1 lot of bills 2.05
Thomas Carter 1 Spanish Saddle 1.55
Thomas Carter 1 Spanish Saddle 3.25
W. Covington 1 Spanish Saddle 1.55
Thomas Carter 1 American Saddle 3.25
Thomas Carter 1 side saddle 1.50
Thomas Carter 1 rifle gun 16.25
?. N. Carter 1 rifle gun 10.37 1/2
Thoams Carter 1 rifle gun 13.00
Thomas Carter 1 rifle gun 19.87 1/2
Rowland B. Crosby 1 shot gun 9.00
Thomas Carter 1 cow hides 1.05
Thomas Carter 1 patent ch__ ---
Thomas Carter 1 lot of coopers ware 1.50
Thomas Carter 1 loom 2.00
Thomas Carter 1 spinning wheel and reel 1.00
Thomas Carter 1 pr. of saddle bags 1.00
Thomas Carter 1 jugs .37 1/2
Thomas Carter 1 mettle clock 3.00
Thomas Carter 1 ---- and 8 chairs 2.00
Thomas Carter 3 beds and furniture 15.00
Thomas Carter kitchen furniture 2.00
Thomas Carter 1 pari of steelyards .22
(total) $1836.22 1/2
Examine and ordered to record September 7th 1846. Alex. McLendon, Judge
Probate Recorded September 15th 1846. Chas. W. Moody Clk.
(161-162) "Guardian's Bond" Sarah Fontaine guard. of the minor heirs of
Thomas A. Fontine.
Sarah Fontiane, William Covington, James Risher Jr. & Hezekiah Risher for the
sum of 41200.00 dated 7th Septemeber 1846. Minor heirs: John , George,
Martha, Caroline J., Eliza, James Allen, araha Elizabeth and Louisa Fontaine.
Alex. McLendon, Judge. (signed) Sarah (X) Fontine, W. Covington, James Risher
Jr., Hezekiah (X) Risher. Recorded September 15th 1846. Chas. W. Moody, Clk.
(163) An inventory of the outstanding debts of the Estate of Thomas A.
Fontaine dec'd. Notes considered good, viz:
Wm. E. Jones $32.00 John Kemp $77.00
Thos. Covington 103.00 M.M. Martin 7.00
E.L. Carter 4.25 E.M. Carter 3.00
Isham Carr 2.37 1/2 B. Burt 3.00
Thomas Carter 14.20
Joel Pridgen for 1800 lbs. seed cotton (total) $245.82 1/2
Accounts considered good: Accounts considered doubtful:
John Gun 6.63 James White 8.00
Michael Henigan 6.00 Charles Long 10.00
Wm. Carter 2.50 J. Brownen 6.00
Joel Pridgen 5.50 Wm. Thomas 12.00
John Honeycut 1.25 L. Dunnam .62 1/2
(total) 21.88 (total) 38.87 1/2
Alex. McLendon, Judge. Recordered September 14th 1846. chas. W. Moody, Clk.
(354-355) Division of the Estate of Thomas A. Fountaine by Thomas K. Carter,
administrator. The sum of $1847.83 1/4 is to be divided between 10 heirs,
John Fountain, George Fountain,Caroline Jane Fountain, Eliza Fountain, James
A. Fountain, Sarah E. Fountain, Louisa Fountain, Mary A. Carter & Sarah
Fountain, widow. Each is to receive $183.78. 2nd day of March 1850.
Commissiners: A.G. Horn, J. Horn & John Johnson. Nathaniel Shotts, J.P.
Alex. McLendon, Judge. Recorded March 12th, 1850. A.G. Horn, Clerk.
Note: Numbers refer to microfilm page numbers.
Misspelling of Fountain/Fountaine/Fontaine are shown as on records.