Some information about the family of Lucy Thaxton and William Cearnal, from Dade County, Missouri, records:
1:289. John McGehee and Sally his wife, Jane McGehee, Pleasant McGehee and Nelly his wife all of Dade Co. to Lucy H. Cornal of Dade Co., warranty deed, 07 Feb 1843, $150 for 45 acres off the north and off the east ½ of the S.W. quarter of Section 33, Range 27, T 29.
5:57 and 60. James T. Cearnal, by trustee, 21 Apr 1856, and Mary A. Cearnal, release of dower, 21 Apr 1856.
4:362. James T. Cearnal, 27 Sep 1854, to William Snaden, E ½ of SW ¼ of S5 T30 R26 containing 80 acres; Cearnal has executed a promissory note payable to Snaden in eighteen months. Note in the margin by William Snaden dated 17 Apr 1856 states that this mortgage was satisfied. No spouse mentioned or examined.
4:417. James T. Cearnal, 24 Nov 1854, William G. Tucker and Prissilla Tucker to James T. Cearnal for $200 the W ½ Lot one, NE ¼ and the E ¼ Lot one, NW ¼ of S5 T30 R26 (80 and 32/100 acres). On p. 4:418, James T. Cearnal mortgaged this property to John C. Wetzel in trust for Richard S. Jacobs for $438.25, on a note executed by Cearnal due 27 Mar 1856.
1:379: 14 Dec 1842. James Ventioner of Dade Co. to William Fryer of Dade Co. for “ten hundred dollars,” a parcel of land situate in the township of Smith, county of Dade, as per certificate, NW ¼ of Section 35 Township 30 Range 36 West, 160 acres. No spouse mentioned, and no separate inquiry of anyone made. Witnesses S. W. Weaver and Robert W. Ward. Note: on p. 1:377, Adam Yoakum and Martha Yoakum sell to Fryer for the same sum land in the township of Smith, the # ½ of SW ¼ of S35, T30, R26W (80 acres) and the S “half quarter” [sic] SW ½ of S26 T30 R26 (40 acres), excepting one sixth part of the saw mill on the above described forty acres belonging to Robert M. Ward. Witnesses S W Weaver and Robert M. Ward.
3:62. James Ventioner, Jr., of the county of “Farmer” in the state of Texas sells to Benoni F. Coldwell of Dade County, Mo., for $750, NW ¼ of S28 T30 R26W (160 acres), also the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of S28 T30 R26W containing 40 acres in the county of Dade, also Lot No. 7 NW ¼ of S5 in T29 R26W containing 78 98/100 acres lying in the county of Lawrence in the State of Missouri. 04 Nov 1848. No spouse mentioned or examined. James Ventioner personally appreared before the clerk in Dade county and acknowledged the deed.
4:75. 03 Nov 1851. James Ventioner and Nancy Ventioner and James Ventioner Jr. and Milly Fandexter Ventioner of the County of Tarrant and State of Texas and Adam S. Yoakum and Martha Yoakum and Eli T. Pricket and Jane Pricket of the county of Fannin and State of Texas of the one part and Benoni F. Coldwell of the County of Dade and state of Missouri. $300 for land being the NE ¼ of S29 T30 R26W (160 acres). 17 Oct 1853. Eli T. Prickett, James Ventioner Senr, Nancy Ventioner, and Milly F Ventioner all signed with their marks. “jointly severally and firmly subscribed our names and affixed our names and affixed our scrawls by way of seals this 3d day of November A.D. 1851.” Note: It says Milly Fandexter Ventioner twice in the deed.
1:186. Eli Pricket (x – his mark) of Dade Co. to James Ventioner, 30 May 1842, the W ½ of Lot No. 5 and Lot No. 6 north east fractional quarter of section five township twenty nine range twenty six west (119 40/100 acres), also the E ½ of Lot No. 8, NW fractional quarter of S 4 T 29 R 26W (40 acres). Eli Pricket is indebted to James Ventioner in the sum of $64 due the 25th of November next. A note in the margin by James Ventioner stating that the mortgage was satisfied is dated the 1st of March 1858. No spouse mentioned or examined.
2:155. Alexander W. Johnston and Mary Johnson of Dade County for $134.50 to Thomas Thaxton of the county of Johnson, land situated in the county of Dade to wit the west half of the NE ¼ and the E ½ of the NW ¼ of S8 T33 R27, 160 acres. This is a mortgage: On 08 Feb 1845, Johnston executed to the said Thaxton a bond for the payment to Thaxton of $134.50. 02 Apr 1845.
Index to Probate Records
Sarah Thaxton, Administrator James Ventioner, 07 Feb 1843, 1:23 [this appears to be error], 59, 92, 93
1:59. Dade County Court, February Term 1843 [all entries appear to be same court session, so this was probably the first court session after Sarah’s death]
It is ordered by the court that James Ventioner have letters of administrators on the estate of Sarah Thaxton deceased[.] It is also ordered that John C. Price [?] and James A. Guthery [?] be and they are hereby appointed witnesses to and accompany James Ventioner in [—]ing the book papers and money of the decd and in making an inventory of them.
1:92 Dade County Court August Term 1843
Permelia Thaxton vs. James Ventioner admr of the Estate of Sarah Taxton [sic] decd. Account $100.00. Now at this day come the plaintiff who by leave of the court filed herein her account which was proven to the satisfaction of the court the service of notice being waived. It is ordered by the court that said account be allowed in Class No. 2.
1:93 Dade County Court August Term 1843 [these all appear to be claims allowed on the estate]
James Ventioner & Nancy Ventioner vs. J. W. Nelson admr pro tem [?] of the estate of Sarah Thaxton decd. Account $100.00 allowed in Class No. 2.
James Ventioner admr of the Estate of Sarah Thaxton deceased vs. Lucy H. Kernel admr of the estate of Wm M. Kernal decd. Note $100.00 with Interest. Ventioner produced and filed the note which was proven to the satisfaction of the court; claim allowed in Class No. 5.
James Ventioner admr of the Estate of Sarah Thaxton deceased v. Lucy H. Kernel admr of the Estate of W M Kernal deceased. Note $40.00 with interest. Proved and allowed in Class No. 5.
[index pages: Lucy appointed 02 May 1843. 1:44 no, 1:17 no, 53, 55, 69, 71, 76 couldn’t find aother one in the 70s], 93, 98, 115, 117, 127, 132, 134, 143, 146, 150, 153, 154, 157, 158, 160, 177]
1:53, February Term 1843.
This day the bond of David W. Bryant administrator of the estate of Wm Kernal deceased granted by the clerk of this court in vacation was by the court approved & Jefferson D. Montgomery one of his securities was by leave of the court released from any further liability on the security of the said D. W. Bryant administrator as aforesaid and Lewis Wilson entered into bond with the said Bryant and others which was also approved by the court.
1:55, February Term 1843
“It is ordered by the Court that D W Bryant administrator of the estate of Wm Kernal deceased pay to the widdow of the deceased the sum of twenty five dollars for the purpose of supporting the family of the decased for the present year.”
1:69, May Term 1843
“It is ordered by the Court that the letters of administration of David W. Bryant administrator of the Estate of William Kernal administrator of the Estate of William Kernal deceased for good cause shown be and they are this day hereby revoked.”
John W. Wilson was also discharged by the court from any further liability as the security of David W. Bryant, administrator of the estate of Wm Kernal deceased.
1:71 May Term 1843
“It is ordered that Lucy H Cearnal be and she is hereby appointed administrator de bonis non of the estate of William Cearnal deceased and she together with James Ventioner and John Gamble filed their bond which was approved of by the court.
D W Bryant administrator of the Estate of Wm Cearnal was allowed “eighty dollars forty nine and ½ cents out of the estate of Wm Cearnal deceased as his final settlement which was made this day out of the first money collected by the now present administrator de bonis non.”
1:93 see above
1:98 Claims allowed in Class No. 5 against the estate of Wm Kernal deceased: John W. Hancock & C, note 29.41 with interest; Thomas McCarty, note 10.00 with interest, Thomas M. Johnson, note 8.50.
1:115. Feb 1844. Claim allowed in Class No. 6 against estate of Wm Kernal, W. H. H. Younger $10.00 account.
1:117. 13 Feb 1844. “This day Lucy H Kernal administratrix of the Estate of Wm Kernall decd came into open court made her annual settlement which is ordered to be recorded.”
1:127. May 1844. “It is oodered by the court that Lucy H [sic] admr de bonis non of the estate of William Kernel deceased pay to David W. Bryant eighty dollars and 49 ½ out of said estate.
1:132. 14 August 1844. “It is ordered by the court that the letters of administration heretofore granted to Lucy H Kernel administratrix of the estate of William M Kernel Dec’d are hereby this day revoked in consequence of the marriage of said Lucy H Kernel admr & c as aforesaid.
It is hereby ordered by the Court that letters of administration de bonus non be granted to Samuel Thomas on the Estate of William M Kernel Dec’d.”
1:134. November Term 1844. “This day the bond of Samuel Thomas admr de bonus non of the Estate of Willam Kernel dec’d was produced in open court and was by the court approved.”
1:143. February Term 1845. David W. Bryant is again allowed $80.49 ½ cents as previously awarded him.
1:146. February Term 1845. “It is ordered by the Court that Lucy H Thomas late Lucy H Kernel late admr de bonus non of the estate of William Kernel decd be cited to appear at the next term of this court which will be holden at the court house in the town of Greenfield commencing on the second Monday in May next to make her final settlement with sd court as such admr de bonus non of sd estate.”
1:150. May Term 1845. “This day came Samuel Thomas admr de bonus non of the estate of Wm Cearnal decd and on his motion it is ordered by the court that a transcript of all the record & proceedings together with a copy of all the papers touching same administration be made out and transmitted to the clerk of Lawrence county court & c.”
1:153. May Term 1845. “It is ordered by the court that an order of this court made on yesterday for the clerk of this court to make out a transcript of the record & proceedings together with a copy of all the papers relating to the estate of Wm Cearnel decd be and the same is hereby recinded.”
(next entry) 1:154. May Term 1845. “It is ordered by the court that a citation issue directed to the shff of Lawrence County against Lucy H. Thomas formerly Lucy H. Cearnel former admr de bonus non of the estate of Wm Cearnel decd commanding her to appear at the next term of this court on the first day thereof which will be holden at the court house in Greenfield on the second Monday in August A D 1845 to present her accounts for settlement and show cause why an attachment should not issue against her for not exhibiting her accounts at the term of the court at which she was required to settle.”
1:157. “Now at this day came Robert McMillen & William McMillen into open court and filed herein their petition to be released as securities of Samuel Thomas administrator de bonus non of the estate of William Cearnel decd, and having given notice to said administrator as the law directs, It is ordered by the court that the said Robert & William McMillen be released from any further liability as securities as aforesaid, when the said administrator de bonus non as aforesaid shall enter into new bond with approved security.
It is ordered by the court that Samuel Thomas administrator de bonus non of the estate of William Cearnal, deceased, give new bond with good security as such administrator within ten days from this day, or his letters will be revoked.”
1:158. Tuesday, 12 Aug 1845.
“It is ordered by the court that an attachment issue against the body of Lucy H Thomas, of Lawrence county, late administratrix de bonus non of the estate of Wm Cearnal decd and directed to the sheriff of said county of Lawrence, returnable forthwith at the present term of the court.”
1:160. Friday, 15 Aug 1845. “Now at this day came Washington Smith, sheriff of Lawrence county in obedience to an attachment issued out of this court, and brought to the court Lucy H. Thomas, formerly Luch H. Cearnal, late administratrix de bonus non of the estate of William M. Cearnal deceased, to make her final settlement as such administratrix as aforesaid. And she produced and filed herein vouchers to the amount of four hundred & twenty two dollars and forty eight cents, which amount it is rodered to be entered to her credit, and said settlement continued until the next regular term of this court, and it is further ordered that said Lucy H. Thomas aforesaid and Samuel Thomas her husband be adjudged to pay all the costs attending these proceedings and also the costs of a citation to her heretofore issued out of this court, and that execution issue therefor.”
1:177. September term 1846. “Now at this day comes Robert W. Crawford, as attorney at law, for Lucy H. Thomas, and requests to have his appearance entered as such. Therefore it is ordered that the appearance of the said Robert W. Crawford be entered as a matter of record.”
Index of Circuit Court Cases
State ex rel Alfred Kennedy (plaintiff in many, many cases, perhaps the tax assessor?) v. Mary A. Cearnal, Case No. 1458.