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October 4, 1874
Elliott Chappell Administrator
of Toliver J. Chappell deceased

Comes now Elliott Chappell and makes proof to the satisfaction of the Court that Toliver J. Chappell died at Daviess County in the State of Indiana on the 16th day of September 1874, intestate leaving a personal estate to be administered of about $700.00 and that the said Elliott Chappell is the sole legatee and is competent to administer on said estate.   Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that the said Elliott Chappell be appointed administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels, rights, credits, moneys and effects which were of the said Toliver J. Chappell deceased, and the said Elliott having qualified and given bond in the penalty of $1500.00 with James Samb surety to the approval of the Court, is duly authorized to take upon himself the duties of his trust as such administrator according to law.

 

December 23, 1875 - Account Current
Elliott Chappell Administrator
of
Toliver J. Chappell's Estate

Comes now said Administrator and renders an account current of his administration of said estate, charging himself with assets amounting to $754.80, and asking credit for disbursements including interest accrued and uncollected amounting to $594.48 leaving in his hands due said estate a balance of $160.32 which account is by the Court examined and approved and this cause continued.

 

May 30, 1876 - Account Current
Elliott Chappell Administrator
of
Toliver J. Chappell's Estate

Comes now said Administrator and renders a partial account current of his administration of the Estate of Toliver J. Chappell deceased, charging himself with assets to the amount of One Hundred and Sixty one dollars and Twenty cents ($161.20) and asking a credit for disbursements to the amount of One Hundred and Eighty Nine dollars and Forty eight cents ($189.48), showing a balance over paid and due to said Administrator of Twenty Eight & 28/100 dollars ($28.28) Which account is by the Court examined and approved.  And this cause is continued until the next Term for final settlement.

 

March 5, 1877 - Account Current
Elliott Chappell Administrator
of Estate of
Toliver Chappell deceased

Comes now said Administrator and renders an account current of his administration of the Estate of Toliver Chappell deceased, In which account said administrator shows that there is due him on account of amount by him overpaid on account of this estate the sum of Ninety one dollars and thirty eight cents ($91.38) and that he holds no assets belonging to said estate, which account is by the Court examined and allowed and this cause continued.

 

October 11, 1878 - Account Current
Elliott Chappell Administrator of the
Estate of
Toliver Chappell deceased

Comes now said Administrator and renders an account current of his administration of said estate in which he shows that no assets belonging to said Estate have come to his hands and that he has paid out of his own moneys on account of said Estate the sum of Three Hundred and Ninety one dollars and thirty eight cents ($391.38) which account is by the Court examined and approved and this cause is continued.

 

September 10, 1879 - Citation
Elliott Chappell Administrator of the
Estate of
Toliver Chappell deceased

It is ordered by the Court that a citation be issued against said administration ordering him to render a full and complete account of his administration of the Estate of Toliver Chappell deceased, and that such account be rendered to the Court forthwith on service of such citation.

 

April 8, 1881 - Citation
Elliott Chappell Administrator of Estate
of Toliver J. Chappell deceased

Citation is ordered and issued requiring Administrator to render final Account forthwith.

 

September 20, 1881 - Citation
Elliott Chappell
Administrator of Estate of
T. J. Chappell deceased

It is ordered by the Court that this citation be dismissed at individual costs of said Elliott Chappell.

 

January 25, 1883  -  Petition to sell Real Estate
Elliott Chappell
Administrator of Estate of
Toliver J. Chappell
vs.
Mary Chappell
Oliver Chappell
Harriet Chappell

Comes now said administrator by O'Neall & Hefron his attorneys and proves to the Court that defendants were duly notified of the pendency of this petition by the publication of a notice in the Daviess County Democrat, a weekly newspaper of general circulation printed and published in Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, for three weeks successively the first of which publication was on the 11th day of November and the last on the 25th day of November 1882 and now it being suggested to the Court that Oliver and Harriet Chappell are minors under the age of twenty one years, S. H. Taylor is by the Court appointed Guardian ad litem and rule to answer for them and now said Taylor files his answer as Guardian ad litem, and now defendant Mary Chappell files her answer here in, and now by agreement the matters in said petition are referred to Arthur Beddoe, Master Commissioner for hearing and finding of facts.

 

February 10, 1883 - Petition to sell Real Estate, Report of Master Commissioner
Elliott Chappell
Administrator of the Estate of
Toliver J. Chappell
vs.
Mary Chappell
Oliver Chappell
Harriet Chappell

Comes now Arthur Beddoe, Master Commissioner and files the following report to wit:
In the Matter of the Estate of
Toliver J. Chappell

The undersigned Master Commissioner to whom the above entitled cause is referred for hearing and finding of facts, after hearing and examination of the evidence and proofs adduced finds and makes reports as follows:  That the decedent Toliver J. Chappell died about the ___ day of September 1874 the owner in fee simple of the North West quarter of the North East quarter of Section four (4) and of Town one (1) Range six (6) West.   That Elliott Chappell was duly appointed and qualified as administrator of said estate.  That the personal estate came to hands of administrator amounts to the sum of $755.00. That the outstanding liabilities against said estate amount to sum of $1620.00 leaving a balance of $865.00 of indebtedness over and above amount of personal estate.   That the State of Indiana holds a mortgage upon said real estate for school fund upon which there was a balance due January 1, 1882 of principal and interest of $238.00 and the same draws eight percent interest.  That said decedent left surviving him as his only heirs at law his widow Mary Chappell aged 41 and the following children Oliver aged (11) eleven and Harriet aged eight years and that said heirs are non residents of the State of Indiana.  That said Real Estate is liable to be sold to make assets for payment of debts and liabilities of the estate.  That said Real Estate has been duly appraised in parcels as follows:  25 acres off North Side of N.E. quarter of N.E. quarter of Section 4, Town one 1 Range 6 West appraised at $625.00.  15 acres off South Side of N.E. quarter of N.E. quarter of Section 4, Town 1 Range six 6 West appraised at $225.00.   That bond for sale of Real Estate has been filed in the penal sum of $550.00 with William Chappell as surety there on.
All of which is respectfully submitted
February 10, 1883, Arthur Beddoe, Master Commissioner
Which said report having been heard, it is ordered by the Court that this cause be continued and that A. Beddoe, Commissioner be allowed the sum of $2.50 dollars to be taxed with the cost.

 

April 19, 1883 - Petition to sell Real Estate
Elliott Chappell
Administrator of the Estate of
Toliver J. Chappell
vs.
Mary Chappell
Oliver Chappell
Harriet Chappell

Comes now said administrator and files his inventory and appraisement of the undivided 2/3 of the North West quarter of the North East quarter of Section four (4) the Township one (1) North, in Range six (6) West amounting to the sum of six Hundred (600) dollars, and also files his additional bond in the penalty of Twelve Hundred dollars with Mark H. Ragsdale as surety there on, which bond is by the Court approved.  It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that said administrator do sell at private sale without notice for cash in hand, all the right, title and interest had and held by the decedent in his lifetime in and to the following real estate to wit:  The undivided two thirds (2/3) of the North West quarter of the North East quarter of Section four (4) in Township one (1) North, in Range six (6) West in Daviess County, Indiana for cash in hand.

 

May 7, 1883 - Petition to sell Real Estate
Elliott Chappell
Administrator of the Estate of
Toliver J. Chappell deceased
vs.
Mary Chappell
Oliver Chappell
Harriet Chappell

Report of sale of Real Estate comes now said administrator and files his report of sale of the real estate belonging to his wards, which report is in the words and figures following to wit:
"State of Indiana, Daviess County - D. C. C.  April Term 1883"
Elliott Chappell administrator of the estate of Toliver J. Chappell deceased, would respectfully report to the Court, that in pursuance to the order of this Court made at its present term, he proceeded to offer for sale without notice the following described real estate of said decedent in Daviess County, Indiana to wit:  The undivided two thirds of the North West quarter of the North East quarter of Section four (4) in Township one (1) North, in Range six (6) West appraised at six hundred dollars and that on the 28th day of April 1883, he sold the same to Mary Chappell at and for the sum of six hundred dollars, that being the highest and best price offered for the same and being the full appraised value of the same.  That said purchaser complied with the terms of said sale by paying cash in hand the full purchase price there of or its equivalent - Therefore he asks that said sale be ratified and confirmed and a deed ordered.
Elliott Chappell, Administrator
State of Indiana
Daviess County

Elliott Chappell on his oath being duly sworn says the above report is true as he believes.
Elliott Chappell
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of April 1883
John H. O'Neall, Notary Public
Which report being examined the sale as made is by the Court confirmed and ratified and said administrator is ordered to execute to said purchaser a good deed for said Real Estate.

 

October 17, 1883 - Final Report
Elliott Chappell
Administrator of the Estate of
Toliver J. Chappell deceased

Comes now said administrator and files his report herein in which he charges himself with the amount received from the sale of decedent's real estate since his last report - $600.00 - and he claims credit for - $1312.87 - and said administrator says that he has overpaid the said sum of seven Hundred and twelve & 87/100 dollars ($712.87) from out of his own money - Which report is by the Court approved and estate continued.

 

Saturday, October 4, 1884 - Final Settlement & Discharge
Elliott Chappell Administrator
of the Estate of
Toliver Chappell deceased

Comes now said administrator and presents his final account herein to the Court for approval and proves to the Court that said final account was filed September 8, 1884, and endorsed by the Clerk setting September 30, 1884, as the time for hearing the same.   Said administrator also proves to the Court by the affidavit of Hale Clark one of the publishers of The Daviess County Democrat a public weekly newspaper of general circulation printed and published at Washington, Daviess County in the State of Indiana, that the heirs and creditors of said decedent have been duly notified of the filing pendency time and place of hearing said final account by publishing in said newspaper a notice thereof for two weeks successively the first publication being on the 13th day of September 1884, and the last on the 20th day of September 1884, and gave notice also by posting up at the Court House door in Washington a notice like that printed in said newspaper as appears by the affidavit of said administrator filed September 30, 1884.   And the Court being satisfied that due notice has been given to the heirs and creditors of said estate and that more than one year has elapsed since said administrator gave notice of his appointment as such that all taxes, costs of administration and legal demands against said decedent have been paid and it appearing to the Court that full administration of the assets of said estate have been made and no surplus remains said estate is declared finally settled and said administrator is discharged.