The Petition of Obedience Hazelton of Goose Lake Valley in said county respectfully shows: That Pierce R. Hazelton died on or about the eighth day of March A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight, at the said county of Modoc, State of California and that said deceased at the time of his death was a resident of said County of Modoc, State of California.
That said deceased left estate in the said County of Modoc, State
of California consisting of real and personal property. That the value and character of said property are as follows to wit:
The real estates consists of two tracts of land. One of said
tracts being a homestead of the value of two hundred dollars.
The residue of said real estate consists of ninety (90) acres of deeded land of the value of seven hundred dollars or thereabouts.
The personal property consists of household furniture including
beds, bedding and stoves of the value of fifty dollars or thereabouts.
Thirteen head mixed horses, of the value of two hundred and sixty
dollars thereabouts, sixteen head of stock cattle of the value of one
hundred and sixty dollars or thereabouts, seventy head of pigs of the value of thirty dollars or thereabouts.
Farming implements of the value of fifteen dollars or thereabouts, one old clock of the value of five dollars, poultry of the value of five dollars.
That the estate and effects for or in respect of which Tellers of
Administration are hereby applied for, do not exceed the sum of
fourteen hundred and twenty five dollars in value, and that the said real
estate described as 90 acres of deeded land is encumbered by notes and
mortgage in the amount of seven hundred and fifty dollars.
That the next of kin of said deceased and whom your Petitioner is
advised and believes and therefore alledges to be the heirs at Law
of said deceased are your Petitioner aged 38 years and residing at
Goose Lake Valley in said County of Modoc as aforesaid and Mary Ann Hazelton aged 18 years, and Sarah Jane Hazelton aged 17 years, and Enos Carter Hazelton aged 16 years, and Ida Janette Hazelton aged 13 years,
and Laura Somelia Hazelton aged 11 years, and George Pierce Hazelton aged
8 years, and Evan Charles Hazelton aged 6 years. All residing with
your Petitioner at said Goose Lake Valley and county of aforesaid the
children of deceased and your Petitoner.
That due search and inquiry have been made to ascertain if said
deceased left any Will and Testament but none has been found and according to the best knowledge, information and belief of your Petitioner said deceased died intestate. That your Petitioner is the surviving wife of said deceased, and therefore as your Petitioner is advised and believes is true to Letters of Administration of said estate.
Therefore your Petitioner prays that a day of court may be appointed
for the hearing of this application, that due notice thereof be given
by the clerk by posting notices according to Law, and that appointed hearing and the proofs to be addressed. Letters of Administration of said estate may be issued to your Petitioner. And your Petitioner will ever pray.
Dated May 27th A. D. 1878
J. C. Bonner
Attorney for Petitioner
Filed in the Superior Court
January 5th, 1880.
County of Modoc
Estate of Pierce R. Hazelton
Petition of Obedience Hazelton
Letters of Administration
Filed the 27th Day of May
Geo H. Knight, Clerk