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William W. Chaddic - 1878
[This estate was very lengthy and I have not abstracted all documents in the folder.]

7 May 1878 Poplar Branch - To the Hon. A.O. DEY, Probate Judge--"We the undersigned heirs of the estate of William W. CHADDIC, decd, do hereby relinquish all our right to administer on said estate and respectfully pray your honor grant letters of administration to James M. WOODHOUSE of this county."  /s/ Matilda A.E. WILLIS, Emily CHADDIC, Maria C. FORBES

7 June 1878 - Account of sales of the property belonging to W.W. CHADDIC, decd. Various buyers at this lengthy estate sale were E.J. POYNER, John FROST, G.G. GALLOP, Jep TILLETT and H.H. HARRISON.  Total sale amounted to $315.73

6 July 1880 - Petition to sell land.  James M. WOODHOUSE, administrator of the estate of W.W. CHADDIC, against W.D. CHADDIC, Emily CHADDIC, Caroline FORBES wife of [blank] FORBES, Ema McCLEESE wife of [blank] McCLEESE, and Cora FOLLETT wife of [blank] FOLLETTJames WOODHOUSE states that he was appointed administrator on May 16, 1878 and that the outstanding debts of the said estate amount to about $300.00 and the value of the personal estate is worth about $300.00 which has been applied to pay a judgment and other debts.  At the time of intestate's death he was seized in fee simple of the following lands:
    1) The home tract whereon W.W. CHADDIC resided at the time of his death situated at Powells Point and bound by the Hodges GALLOP heirs, Theodore DOWDY and others.
    2) Two other places known respectively as the TOLER tract and Hog Quarter tract situated near the home tract adjoining Jordan PARKER and others, all of the said land containing 250 acres and valued at about $2.00 per acre.
    The said land descended to his children, to wit: W.D. CHADDIC residing in Dare County, Emily CHADDIC residing in Currituck County, Caroline FORBES residing in Currituck County and two grandchildren, Ema McCLEESE and Cora FOLLETT who reside in Pamlico County.  Petitioners shows that a sale of the said land is necessary in order for him to pay the debts and charges of administration therefore he prays that summons be issued to the heirs at law for them to appear in Court and answer to this plea.  /s/ J.M. WOODHOUSE, Admr

7 Sept 1880 - Account of sales of the indebtedness of the book accounts belonging to the estate of W.W. CHADDIC sold by order of Superior Court.  Amount of sale was $48.39.

11 Apr 1881 - Bond for Resale.  Know all men that we W.D. CHADDIC, Caroline FORBES, Emma C. McCLEESE & Cora M.V. FOLLETT are held and bound unto Jas. M. WOODHOUSE, admr on the estate of W.W. CHADDIC, decd, in the sum of $600.00, the payment whereof we bind ourselves, our heirs and executors jointly and severally by these presents.  The condition of this obligation is such that the heirs have filed a petition against the former sale of lands which sold for $468.00.  Now if said lands shall bring at the future sale the sum of $500.00 and cost of said sale, the above obligation to be void.  /s/ W.D. CHADDIC, Caroline FORBES, Emma McCLEESE, Thos. L. McCLEESE, Cora M.V. FOLLETT, Andrew L. FOLLETT, G.B. BLIVEN

17 Apr 1881 Manteo, Dare Co., NC - Letter to H.B. ANSELL.  "I herewith forward to your address the bond for a new sale of the lands of W.W. CHADDIC.  I wish you to write me if you will grant the order to sell the land on the premises.  Have you examined the papers and vouchers of the lands sold by A.O. DEY, the former Clerk, in the case of O'NEAL?  If you have please let me know."  /s/ W.D. CHADDIC

2 May 1881 - Decree of Sale.  J.M. WOODHOUSE, admr of W.W. CHADDIC, decd, plaintiff, against the heirs at law of W.W. CHADDIC.  After due advertisement, J.M. WOODHOUSE sold to Emily CHADDIC on March 8, 1881 at the Courthouse door, the 3 tracts of land belonging to the deceased, namely the home tract of 60 acres for $225.00, the TOLER tract of 75 acres for $168.00 and the Hog Quarter tract of 60 acres for $75.00 amounting to $468.00.  The said lands did not bring a fair price owing to the great distance of the premises from the place of sale.  The heirs at law ask that the sale thus made be set aside and a new sale be ordered to take place on the premises of the home tract.  Therefore the Court considering the objection well founded, it is ordered that another sale be had on June 18, 1881 to take place at the home tract for one-half cash and the balance on a credit of 6 months.  /s/ H.B. ANSELL, CSC

14 May 1881 - Notice of Sale of Land.  By virtue of an order of the Superior Court of Currituck County to resell the lands belonging to the estate of W.W. CHADDIC, I shall on Saturday, the 18th day of June at the homestead of said W.W. CHADDIC on Powells Point, proceed to sell the homestead tract, the TOLER tract and the Hog Quarter tract.  Also by a like order, I shall on the same day proceed to resell the Samuel TOLER, decd,  tract, it being the homestead of the said TOLER on which he died and situated to the North and very near the W.W. CHADDIC homestead tract.  The TOLER tract is bounded by C.S. CRANK, Asenath MAN?/MAR?, and the heirs of Hodges GALLOP, decd., it being about 30 acres and sale subject to the dower of Mrs. Love E. TOLER.  /s/ J.M. WOODHOUSE, administrator of W.W. CHADDICK & Saml. TOLER

23 June 1881 - Petition to sell land for assets.  J.M. WOODHOUSE reports that on June 18, 1881 he sold the TOLER tract to Emily CHADDIC for $155.00, the Hog Quarter tract to James R. HOBBS for $150.00 and the home tract to Willis G. BANKS for $673.00, all amounting to $978.00 which is considered a fair price and WOODHOUSE asks the Court to confirm the sale.  /s/ J.M. WOODHOUSE, Admr

24 June 1881 - To the Sheriff of Dare County.  Let W.D. CHADDIC take notice that the land belonging to W.W. CHADDIC, having by an order of Court been resold on the 18th inst. as follows:  the home tract was purchased by Willis G. BANKS for $673.00, the TOLER tract was purchased by Emily CHADDIC for $155.00 and the Hog Quarter tract was purchased by Jas. R. HOBBS for $150.00.  The report of said sale was filed in this office by the administrator on the 23rd inst. and will come up on the 25th day of July for confirmation when you may appear and make objection, it any.  /s/ H.B. ANSELL, CSC

24 June 1881 - To the Sheriff of Pamlico County.  Let Ema McCLEESE and husband and A.L. FOLLETT and wife Cora FOLLETT take notice that the land belonging to W.W. CHADDIC, having by an order of Court been resold on the 18th inst. as follows:  the home tract was purchased by Willis G. BANKS for $673.00, the TOLER tract was purchased by Emily CHADDIC for $155.00 and the Hog Quarter tract was purchased by Jas. R. HOBBS for $150.00.  The report of said sale was filed in this office by the administrator on the 23rd inst. and will come up on the 25th day of July for confirmation when you may appear and make objection, it any.  /s/ H.B. ANSELL, CSC  [The sheriff served these papers on Ema McCLEESE and her husband, T.L. McCLEESE on June 30, 1881 but A.L. FOLLETT and his wife were not found in the county.]

NOTE:  A.L. Follett and his wife Cora were still living in Twp. #5 in Pamlico Co. in June 1880.  Andrew was age 42, ran a boarding house and was born in New York.  Cora was age 24.  They had 1 child, Julien E. who was age 1.  Pamlico County, NC Cemeteries by Dixie Willis shows the following tombstone inscriptions in the McCleese Cemetery:
Children of Andrew & Cora M. Follette
    Emma Louise - b. June 13, 1885  d. Dec. 10, 1885
    Julian Edward - b. Jan. 9, 1879  d. July 28, 1880

Andrew L. Follette - b. 1836  d. 1889

Cora is not found in the above cemetery but a search of the 1900 census shows the following entry in Manhattan, New York on June 7, 1900 in what appears to be an all-female school.  I have no idea why a 44 year old widow would be listed as a "student", however, there were other older single women listed as students as well.
    Follett, Cora M.    born Mar 1856    Age 44    Widow    Married: 18 yrs    2 children/0 living    Student    NC NC NC

14 July 1881 Bayboro, NC - To the Clerk of Superior Court of Currituck County.  "The papers have been served on Ema McCLEESE and husband.  FOLLETT and his wife live in New Bern, Craven County.  Please collect my fees in this case.  These parties live in the lower part of our county and cost me considerably to serve papers on them.  Fees in both cases $3.00."  /s/ D.B. HOOKER, Sheriff of Pamlico County

[Source: Currituck County Record of Estates 1812-1926; Vol. Brumsey-Ferebee (Microfilm G.030.1862909)]

This estate was contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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