Page 82 - 17 Aug 1863
A Renunciation of Lucy C. Steptoe of the provisions made for her by the
will of Patrick D. Steptoe dec'd was not'd and ordered to be recorded.
The executor named in the will of Patrick D. Steptoe dec'd refusing to
qualify & the next of kin declining to administer, and it appearing to
the court that the Testator has been dec'd more than three months, on
the motion of John R. Steptoe ordered that the estate of the said decedent
be committed to C. D. Bennett Sheriff of this county for administration.
Ordered that Sterling J. Monroe, Samuel M. Stone, Jacob P[-?-] Edw'd J.
Dillard & Jere W. Graves or any three of them being first sworn appraise
in current money the personal estate of Patrick D. Steptoe dec'd & report
[Note: the inventory and appraisal
appears in Accounts Current, Book 33, Page 247 ]
Page 87 - 21 Sep 1863
Vincent O. Witcher
John L. Hurt &c. In Chancery
This day this cause came in to be heard on the bill & answer & was argued
by cause, on consideration whereof the court doth adjudge order & decree
that Geo W. [-?-] Thomas Graves Charles L. Powell Rich'd Parker & Tarpley
White who are hereby appointed commiss'rs for that purpose any three of
whom may act proceed to divide equally into three parts all the slaves
which were held by Mrs. Nannie Clement as her share in the estate of her
deceased husband to wit:
& assign one part to Vincent O. Witcher and Jane A. his wife, one to Catharine
F. Clement & divide the remaining third between Jno. L. Hurt & Nannie
C. his wife & Lucy C. Steptoe & report their proceedings &c.