The Estate Records of Daniel J. Colvin has been transcribed and submitted by
Nelda G. Spires and posted by
Myrtle Bridges on June 15th, 2001.
HARRIET COLVIN PETITIONS THE COURT MARCH 20, 1873
To Alexander McPherson, Judge of Probate:
The petition of Sarah Elizabeth, Polly Ann and Harriet Daniel Colvin infants of the age of 15, 11, & 8 years
respectively by Harriet Colvin their mother and next friend respectfully shows:
- That your petitioners Sarah
Elizabeth, Polly Ann, and Harriet Daniel, are the minor children and heirs at law of D. J. Colvin late of the
said County & State, deceased.
- That as such heirs at law they are each entitled to own undivided one third
part, subject to the right of dower of their mother, the said Harriet Colvin of two tracts of land viz. The
Home tract of 200 acres and a tract of 119 acres know as Hill Branch. The latter tract is in dispute. Both
tracts situate in the County and State aforesaid.
That the said tracts are worth respectively Fifteen hundred
dollars and One hundred and eighty dollars. And produce an annual income of small amount which is entirely
consumed in their support.
That your petitioners do not own any other real estate. And no personal property
except their necessary wearing apparel.
That the said Harriet Colvin, as the widow of the said D. J. Colvin
is entitled to dower in the land above described -- and that she has no means of support for herself and
children (Your petitioners) except what she and they may acquire by their industry.
That the said infants
have no general guardian.
That the tract of 119 acres above described is claimed by Duncan McCormick __?__
of the County & State aforesaid, who owns the lands on all sides.
That there is no timber whatever on the
said tract. Which is of little value to your petitioners.
That in order to avoid expensive litigation and
to compromise and quit all differences between the said Duncan McCormick and your petitioners in regard to
the said land, your petitioners pray that they may be able to sell and carry to the said Duncan McCormick
all their right title and interest in the said tract of 119 acres for the sum of One hundred and eighty
dollars in cash. Which they are informed and believe is a large price for the same. And the said Harriet Colvin hereby offers to write in the conveyance of the said land. Your petitioners further pray that
Edward L Winslow of the said County and State, who is in no way related to your petitioners may be appointed
their special guardian for the purpose of protecting their interests in the sale above prayed for, and proper
deed of conveyance to make and execute for the same by and under the direction of this court.
And your petitioners within pray are - Sarah Elizabeth Colvin; Polly Ann Colvin & Harriet Daniel Colvin
You are the
visitor since June 15, 2001.
Fayetteville NC Nov 19th 1872
Sworn to & subscribed before me By their mother and next friend Harriet Colvin this 19th day of Nov 1872.
A McPherson Jr Clerk
D. B. Colvin and Wm. B. Ray being duly sworn say that they are well acquainted with the land where the
tract of 119 acres described is said to be located in the above petition and that One hundred and eighty
dollars is a large price for the same. He further swears(?) that the interest of the petitioners would be
promoted by the sale above prayed for. Wm. B. Ray & D. B. Colvin
Sworn to & Subscribed before me this day Nov 23--1872 A McPherson Jr., Clerk
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