Crawford County Court Records copied by Lera Henkel
Isaac Dennis (x) Sr. WILL
29 Sep. 1848 (P) 6 Feb.1849, 6 Mar. 1849, p 90. He gave and bequested to
HARRIET ELIZA DENNIS and the two children of his deceased son E. W. DENNIS, by
his last wife, the sum of $5 each and no more. Their father E. W. Dennis
deceased having received in his lifetime more than a distributive share of
his estate in the debts which he was compelled to pay. To son JOHN DENNIS $5
and the mortage fifa in his favor obtained in Crawford Superior Court vs. JOHN
DENNIS after the sale under said fifa of a house and lot in Knoxville. He
stated that his
sons-in-law LEANTINE SAWYER and JASON CASTLEBERRY had each received a Negro
(Mary and Malinda respectively) valued at $500, besides a horse, cow & calf,
and bed each. Also that his son ISAAC DENNIS JR., had received a Negro boy
valued at $575 plus a horse, cow & calf, and bedding. He therefore desired
that his two youngest children SAMUEL J. DENNIS and WELBORNE W. DENNIS shall
have and receive an equal share of
his estate with which his sons-in-law and son have already received. The
balance of his estate to then be divided between LEANTINE SAWYER, JASON
CASTLEBERRY, ISAAC DENNIS JR, SAMUEL J. DENNIS, and WELBORNE W. DENNIS share
and share alike. Exc: son ISAAC DENNIS JR., Wit: GEORGE R. HUNTER, E. M.
AMOS, and JOHN C. McCRARY (Who moved out of state before will was proved).
Note: Harriet is often shortened to "Hattie". Cullen Dennis had a sister who
was called "Hattie". I am wondering if he was her brother.
12 January 1846,
Ephraim W. Dennis died intestate. E. W. had a daughter Harriett Eliza
Dennis. Jeremiah M. Dennis was appointed her Guardian (September 1844).
Isaac Dennis was appointed Harriett\rquote s guardian March 1, 1847.
1846 April 6, Jeremiah M. Dennis (dec.) Isaac Sr. and Isaac Jr. were appointed
Ephraim W. Dennis was in court many times. He had a company
called E. W. Dennis & Company in 1832.
1832 Jesse Prosser paid for E. W. Dennis as Guardian of Louisa Prosser and
Ephraim W. Dennis was clerk of the County of Crawford.
Ordered that EPHRAIM W. DENNIS, JAMES A. MILLER, WILLIAM CAMPBELL, JAMES H.
WRIGHT, and THOMAS CRUTCHFIELD be and hereby, appointed commissioners under
the act regulating poor schools for the county. Ordered that VINSON NICHOLS,
Esq., be and is hereby appointed commissioner of roads on and for Dist. Of
Georgia Militia and it is further ordered that this order be entered on the
minutes of the court.
Wills Book Crawford County
Samuel J. Dennis
23 Jan. 1862, (P) 7 Apr. 1852, p 134, In lieu of twelve months support, he
desired that his wife (not named) be provided the sum of $500 out of the sale,
by his executor, of enough of his estate to raise that amount. He desired that
the remainder of his estate be sold privately by his executor and money held
in trust for the use and benefit of his two minor children (not named) and any
other children he say have by his present wife, until such children shall
become of age or marry. He also appointed his brother ISAAC DENNIS as
Testamentary Guardian of the person and property of his two minor children.
Exc: brother ISAAC DENNIS. Wit. GEORGE R. HUNTER and E. J. MCCRARY.
Page 193 Crawford County Court Records
DENNIS, SAMUEL J. (dec)
Page 136, 26 May 1853: Duplicate entry of that entered on page 340, Annual
Returns Book F (See page 150 of this publication)
Page 256, 6 June, 1853: ISAAC DENNIS as Executor returned the sale of
perishable property sold on 15 December 1852 on a credit till 1 December
1853. Purchasers were:
W. W. DENNIS
G. P. CULVERHOUSE
MRS. A. DENNIS
JOSEPH S. PREVATT
JOHN W. DENT
M. A. DENNIS
The negros sold at same time were Yong (?) to EWELL WEBB for $950, Jesse to W.
W. DENNIS for $1,065: and Rachel to W. W. Dennis for $600.
Page 373, 14 Jul. 1853: ISAAC DENNIS as Executor returned amounts received
from: Sale of cotton crop 1852, $419.88; cash on hand at death of deceased
$23; cash from JASON CASTLEBERRY for sugar cane sold $3; and
cash from persons for catching Negroes, $16.50. He also returned twelve
vouchers showing disbursement as follows:
1. JASON CASTLEBERRY for some 40 blacksmith actions, $22.16.
2. C.A. THARP for lumber items, $2.95.
3. SAMUEL (x) SPILLERS for making and triming one coffin and case, $20.
4. Lewis F. Hicks for note dated 17 Jun. 1851, $14.95
5. H. H. Horton for shot pouch, violin strings, vest, shoes, sugar, and one
bed pan by Dr. S.S. OSLIN, $11.60.
6. THOMAS STRIPLING for beef, $9.63.
7. SHURLEY 7 MONTFORT per G. P. CULVERHOUSE as Attorney on note, $42.90.
8. W. J . CAUSEY for note given JOEL E. MONTFORT on 19 Apr. 1851, $3.
9. AUGUSTUS B. MORAN as Executor for JESSE MORAN dec., on notes, $55.49.
10. E.J. McCAREY for note dated 26 Dec 1849, $23.82
11. E. J. McCAREY for note dated 5 May 1851, $6.06
12. WILLIAM T. SHURLEY as Tax Collector for 1852, $5.85.