Currituck County Estates

H. [Hilyard] E. Baxter - 1882
[This was a lengthy estate.  I did not abstract several of the documents in the folder.  See also the1902 Mrs. M.D. Baxter estate.  Part of the D.C. Whitehurst estate papers appeared to be misfiled in this folder.]

14 Aug 1882 - Petition for Dower.  Margaret D. BAXTER, widow, against Sarah, Lydia & Hettie BAXTER - The petition of Margaret D. BAXTER shows that her late husband, H.E. BAXTER, died intestate in the state of Virginia in the month of July last leaving him surviving the following children: Sarah BAXTER, Lydia BAXTER & Hettie BAXTER, who are his only heirs and are infants under the age of 21 and are without guardian; that said deceased was seized in fee simple of the following estate: 1st a tract of land located in Guinea in Currituck County and bound on the North by the lands of Isaac SNOWDEN and occupied by M.H. SNOWDEN, East by the main road leading from Cowells Bridge to New Bridge, South by the lands of E.F. Amanda C. BAXTER formerly owned by W.R. GORDON, and West by the lands of H.E. BAXTER's heirs., containing 300 acres.  2nd the 1/5 interest in the lands of Isaac BAXTER, dec'd, located in Back Woods, Great Swamp, and a small tract of land located in front of Rodolph MUNDEN where Saml. BARCLAY now resides, the whole containing by estimation 800 acres.  Petitioner desires to have her dower allotted to her and also for the Court to appoint a proper guardian ad litem for the infant defendants.  /s/ P.H. MORGAN, Atty for petitioner

6 Sept 1882 - Guardian's Oath - I, M.D. BAXTER, so solemnly swear that as guardian I will administer all and singular the goods and chattels of the said Sallie L. BAXTER, Lydia A. BAXTER and Mehetable S. BAXTER, my wards, for the benefit and advantage of the said minor orphans.  /s/ M.D. BAXTER

8 Sept 1882 - Widow's Year's Allotment.  Commissioners laid off to Mrs. M.D. BAXTER, widow of H.E. BAXTER, $500.00 out of the crop, stock and provisions on hand.  Commissioners also found that the family consists of the widow and 2 children [three children are mentioned above].  /s/ S.P. WILSON, W.W. GRIGGS, Wilson FORBES

11 Sept 1882 - Writ of Dower - M.D. BAXTER, widow of H.E. BAXTER, deceased lately filed her petition in this Court against J.E.C. BELL, administrator of H.E. BAXTER, Sarah BAXTER, Lydia BAXTER & Hettie BAXTER, heirs at law of her deceased husband,  It is ordered that a writ of dower be issued to the Sheriff in her behalf as to the lands, to wit: 1st a tract of land situated in Currituck County and bound on the North by the lands of Isaac SNOWDEN, East by the main road leading from Cowell Bridge to New Bridge, South by the lands of Amanda C. BAXTER and West by the lands of H.E. BAXTER's heirs, containing 300 acres.  2nd the 1/5 interest in the lands of Isaac BAXTER, deceased, located at the Back Woods near the Courthouse & the Great Swamp, and a small tract of land located in front of Rodolph MUNDEN, the whole containing by estimation 800 acres.  /s/ H.B. ANSELL, Judge of Probate

12 Sept 1882 - Account of Sales of the personal property belonging to H.E. BAXTER, dec'd., sold by J.E.C. BELL, administrator.  Four pages of items followed with the total sales amounting to $691.32 with amount assessed for widow being $325.50 making the total value of the personal property $1016.82.  A list of articles set off for the widow followed.  /s/ J.E.C. BELL, Adm'r.

23 Sept 1882 - Report of Jury on the Dower of M.D. BAXTER, widow of H.E. BAXTER - Jurors met at the farm of H.E. BAXTER situated in Guinea on Sept. 22, 1882 and proceeded to set off to M.D. BAXTER her 1/3 of the said land & improvements cited in the 1st tract with the exception of one room in the northeast corner of the home, it being reserved for Sarah, Lydia & Hettie BAXTER, heirs of the late H.E. BAXTER.  This 1/3 amounted to 62 acres.  Also 1/3 of the woodland on said tract.  The land known as the Isaac BAXTER tracts situated in Back Woods and in front of Rodolph MUNDEN's was not taken into consideration.  /s/ J.L. DeCORMIS, A.J. PELL, Wilson FORBES

8 Nov 1882 - 8 Nov 1883 - M.D. BAXTER, guardian in account with Lydia BAXTER, her ward.  Mentions receiving $319.46 which was 1/3 amount from the Masonic Mutual Beneficial Association and $24.28 which was 1/3 amount received from W.B. SHAW from sale of the Isaac BAXTER land.  Also mentions expending money for clothing and board for 14 months.  /s/ M.D. BAXTER, Guardian

8 Nov 1882 - 8 Nov 1883 - M.D. BAXTER, guardian in account with Hettie BAXTER, her ward.  Mentions receiving $319.46 which was 1/3 amount from the Masonic Mutual Beneficial Association and $24.28 which was 1/3 amount received from W.B. SHAW from sale of the Isaac BAXTER land.  Also mentions expending money for clothing.  /s/ M.D. BAXTER, Guardian

8 Nov 1882 - 8 Nov 1883 - M.D. BAXTER, guardian in account with Sally BAXTER, her ward.  Mentions receiving $319.46 which was 1/3 amount from the Masonic Mutual Beneficial Association and $24.28 which was 1/3 amount received from W.B. SHAW from sale of the Isaac BAXTER land.  Also mentions expending money for tuition, board & clothing at school..  /s/ M.D. BAXTER, Guardian

13 Nov 1882 - Petition for Partition - M.H. SNOWDEN against Emelda SNOWDEN, Fleetwood SNOWDEN, & Isaac GRAY, infants under the age of 21.  Plaintiff complains that he is a tenant in common with the infant defendants in the following tracts of land situated near New Bridge in Currituck County: the home tract, Wm. ETHERIDGE tract, BIGGS tract, Eldred ETHERIDGE tract & COOPER tract, all adjoining each other forming one tract of about 1150 acres bounded by the land of A.M. WILLEY, B.C. BELL, H.D. BELL, & the heirs of H.E. BAXTER & others; that the defendants are entitled to 1/4 part of said land--W.H. SNOWDEN, Emelda SNOWDEN & Fleetwood SNOWDEN in their own right, and Isaac GRAY in right of his deceased mother [nothing written] SNOWDEN.  The plaintiff desires to hold his share in severalty and he prays that commissioners be appointed to divide the same and allot to said petitioner 1/4 part thereof.  Said land is subject to Mrs. Elizabeth SNOWDENs dower which has already been assigned to her.  Infant defendants are without guardian and the petitioner asks the court to appoint a proper guardian ad litem within 20 days and show cause why this petition should not be granted.  /s/ M.H. SNOWDEN

13 Nov 1882 - Appointment of Guardian ad litem for Emelda SNOWDEN, Fleetwood SNOWDEN and Isaac GRAY.  It is ordered that Mrs. Elizabeth SNOWDEN is hereby appointed as guardian ad litem.  /s/ H.B. ANSELL, Probate Judge

17 Jan 1883 - Account of sales of personal property belonging to the estate of H.E. BAXTER, dec'd, sold by J.E.C. BELL, adm'r. - One horse bought by Mrs. M.D. BAXTER for $51.50 and one cart bought by Daniel BAXTER for $10.50.  Total sale $62.00

5 Feb 1883 - Order for Appointment of Commissioners to Divide Land - M.H. SNOWDEN vs. Elizabeth SNOWDEN, guardian ad litem of Emelda SNOWDEN, Fleetwood SNOWDEN and Isaac GRAY - Commissioners were appointed to allot 1/4 part to M.H. SNOWDEN and the other 3/4 to be held by them in common.  /s/ H.B. ANSELL, Probate Judge

26 Feb 1883 - Commissioners Report of Partition of Land.  The undersigned commissioners appointed by the Superior Court of Currituck County to partition and set apart to M.H. SNOWDEN, one of the heirs at law of Isaac SNOWDEN, decd., his interest in the real estate of said decedent report as follows:
    I.  The A.P. FROST tract containing 15 acres
    II. The BIGGS tract containing 2023/4 acres
    III. The Beech Knole tract containing 648/10 acres
    IV.  The Homestead containing 165 acres
    V.  The Wm. ETHERIDGE tract containing 52 acres
    VI.  The Eldred ETHERIDGE tract containing 290 acres
    VII.  The COOPER & JENKINS tract containing 300 acres
of which we set apart to M.H. SNOWDEN the entire Eldred ETHERIDGE tract commencing at the head of New Bridge Creek.  We also give a 1/4 interest in the wharf at New Bridge erected by said Isaac SNOWDEN and the right of way to said wharf.  /s/ J.F. FROST, M. [x] DUDLEY, Wiley MATHIAS, Commissioners

Spring Term 1885 - Petition of M.D. BAXTER, guardian of Lydia BAXTER.  The petitioner states that her ward, Lydia BAXTER, is desirous of an education and that her whole estate amounts to about $500.00 and will not be sufficient to maintain clothes and an education.  She respectfully asks the court to grant an allowance of $250.00 per year out of the principal of the estate for her education.  /s/ W.B. SHAW, Atty for Petitioner

7 Mar 1885 - The Superior Court upon hearing the petition of M.D. BAXTER allows her to expend $250.00 for education and supplies of said ward.  /s/ H.B. ANSELL, C.S.C.

[Source: Currituck County Record of Estates 1812-1926; Vol. Ashby-Brumsey (Microfilm G.030.1862908)]

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