Stephen Braddock died in Tippah County MS on 7 June 1850, according to a notice in the "Laurensville Weekly Herald", published in Laurens SC. His widow Mary Braddock died about 4 November 1870 according to information provided by their son Jeremiah in the probate of the estate. Here are abstracts of the estate papers found in the Tippah County Courthouse. Any notes of mine are in [...].
Chancery Court File 172:
"Estate of Stephen Braddock and Mary Braddock dec'd. J. S. Braddock Admr."
30 Dec 1870 - J. S. Braddock petition for letters of admin. Mary Braddock d. about the 4th of November last without a will... [my note: it says J. H., but it's signed J. S. Braddock].
30 Dec 1870 - Admin Bond J. S. Braddock and Adam Braddock.
30 Dec 1870 - letters of admin to J. H. Braddock [yes, it says J. H. ].
30 Jan 1871 - order to appraise and appraisal taken 3 Jan 1871, recd 22 Mar 1871, appraisers J. M. Wesson, Wm. Elliott, William Nance, F. M. Gandy, J. M Blake:
[Appraisals are always in messy order so I made an executive decision to regroup the list according to type of item; it helps give me a sense of how the family lived and worked. I classified the items as: animals, tackle, farm tools and implements, kitchen tools and utensils, tableware, furniture, miscellaneous, and unidentifiable or unclear.]
|1 spotted calf||2.00|
|1 white spotted calf||3.00|
|1 black ""||3.00|
|1 black cow||10.00|
|1 white spotted cow||12.00|
|1 Sorrel mule||20.00|
|4 white hogs||13.00|
|1 sow and 3 pigs||4.00|
|1 waggon and bed||50.00|
|2 per harnes & traces [pair harness...?]||2.25|
|1 set cast boxen for waggon||.60|
|1 brass bell & collar||.50|
|1 single barrel shot-gun||1.50|
|1 draw knife||2.00|
|3 Bl-- 1 knife box||.50|
|1 broad ax, 1 foot adds, 1 chisel||2.00|
|1 grinding ha-, 1 cowpers adds||1.50|
|2 hoes and 1 froe, 1 auger||1.75|
|1 grind rock||1.00|
|1 fifth chain||2.00|
|1 wheat garner||1.50|
|1 spinning wheel||.25|
|1 pr worfing bars spool frame||.25|
|1 loom & harness||5.00|
|7 lbs tallow 10 cts pr lb.00||.70|
|600 bls seed cotton more or less 4 cts @||[*see note below]|
|1 walnut press||6.00|
|2 stone jugs||.50|
|1 five gallon jar||.50|
|1 large wash pot||1.00|
|3 cover lids||8.00|
|2 water pails||.50|
|3 dinner pots||2.00|
|1 stew pot 1 tea kittle||.75|
|1 oven & led 1 spider||1.00|
|1 shovel 1 soup spoon||.40|
|1 churn & dasher||.75|
|1 large dish & 2 small ones||1.25|
|2 sets plates||1.25|
|5 cups & 6 saucers||.50|
|6 glass tumblers||.45|
|1 set small spoons||.25|
|1 sugar bowl||.20|
|1 butter dish||.25|
|1 butter bowl||.15|
|1 white dish||.10|
|1 stone crock||.25|
|2 white bowls||.25|
|1 brass candle stick||.25|
|1 fallen leaf table||3.00|
|1 walnut chist||4.00|
|1 set of chairs||3.00|
|2 kitchen tables||.50|
|1 brass clock||6.00|
|1 looking glass||.75|
|2 sets foot curtins||2.50|
|1 bed and bed cloths||25.00|
|1 bed sted and cord||2.00|
|1 bed and bed cloaths||15.00|
|1 bed and bed cloaths||22.50|
|1 bedsted & card||2.00|
|1 bedsted & card||1.75|
|1 himbook 1 tract||.50|
|1 box sundries||.50|
|1 par fire dogs $1.00, shovel & tongs .35||1.35|
|1 par stillyards||1.00|
|1 half bush [?]||.20|
|3 counter pins||5.00|
|2 par f?oot hooks [not boot]||.50|
|1 iron f?ootrack||1.00|
|2 boxes 1 stuck collar||.50|
|2 ?Gneal sacks||.50|
24 Jul 1871 - J. S. Braddock petition to sell land - that Stephen Braddock decd, died seized and possessed of the following lands: SW1/4 sec21 T3 R4E and NW1/4 sec28 T3 R4E, except 40a on the west boundary of the last mentioned quarter...cannot be divided in kind...proceeds to following persons interested in estate: Samuel Braddock adult, Mary B. Braddock adult, minors Viola Braddock, Nora Braddock, Martha W. Braddock, Ella Braddock, Geo. W. Braddock, Mary Braddock adult, all of Tippah. And that publication be made to the following parties interested: Washington Braddock and his wife Charlotte Braddock who live and reside at of near Sulphur Rock P.O. Arkansas and Adam Braddock and his wife Elzira Braddock who reside near Middleton Tenn...
24 Jul 1871 - order to summon interested parties.
18 Mar 1871 - bill of sale (26 Jan 1871)
buyers: P. Martin, William Stark, William Braddick, Jas Riddlesperger, G.W. Braddock, R. G. Bell, F. W. Braddock, Gabrll Gossett, Jobe Siddall, Jobe Siddle, W.T. Nance, W. P. Miller, J. T. Meeks, John D. Jones, M.A. Braddock, John Braddock, J. N. Norton, Green L. Yancy, Adam Braddock [1 shot gun $7.00], J. N. Blake, Beck Braddock, G. L. Yancey, John F. Starks, A. Braddock [1 foot adze $1.80], A. Braddock [2 chisells $.90], Albert Haris, Adam Braddock [shovel and tongs $.50], Elizarah Braddock [1 Foot Curtains $.55], Mary Bell Braddock, Margareth Riddlespurger, Isaac Pollock, J.T. Braddock, Elzrah Braddock [1 tea kettle $.45], Elbert Haris, Allen Byd, Elzah Braddock [1 oven & lid $.90], Sidny Love.
[n.b. I added the articles and monies paid only for my Adam and Alzire Braddock.]
5 Jan 1872 - proof of publication re estate of Stephen Braddock [for Washington and Adam Braddock].
5 Jan 1872 - cover sheet for motion of guardian ad litem [no doc with it].
8 Jan 1872 - annual report by Jeremiah Braddock.
8 Jan 1872 - affidavit of Thos Braddock (T. W. Braddock) that land mentioned in appraisal cannot be divided equally...
10 Jan 1872 - answer of guardian ad litem... that minors mentioned in summons know nothing of the matter but understand the sale of the land would be to their interest.
10 Jan 1872 - clerk will set down land sale upon proof of publication and appointment of guardian ad litem.
10 Jan 1872 - appointment of Thos. Braddock commissioner to examine the land as to division in kind.
Jan 1872 - order for Jeremiah Braddock to sell land as described above.
12 Jan 1872 - bond for Jeremiah Braddock to sell and apply proceeds.
18 March 1872 - Jeremiah Braddock's report of sale of land. 120a in sw 1/4 sec21 T2 R4E to Mary A. Braddock for $525.00 one half cash and balance in one and two years. also NW 1/4 sec28 T3 R4E to Thomas Braddock for $300 cash...
22 Apr 1872 - proof of publication of intent to sell land.
10 Jul 1872 - motion to confirm sale of land.
10 Jul 1872 - court confirms and accepts sale of land.
30 Apr 1873 - annual report of Jeremiah Braddock, accts rec'd etc. [Adam Braddock paid $12.00].
-- Jul 1874 - annual report of Jeremiah Braddock.
[end of estate file #172 of Mary Braddock]
Administrator's Sales, Etc. 1869-1878
p.269 - appraisement and sale of Mary Braddock estate, from loose estate papers [see appraisal in table above].
p.313 - Oct 1871 - S. Braddock petitions to sell land of decd Stephen Braddock, SW1/4 Sec 21 T3 R4E, NW1/2 Sec 28 T3 R4E except 40a on west boundary of last named.
p.321 - Jeremiah Braddock's return of 1872.
Chancery Court Minutes 1856-1870: Nothing regarding this estate.
Execution Docket 1857-1875: Nothing regarding this estate.
Register of Claims, Probate 1854-1917: Nothing regarding this estate.
Final Record Chancery Court 1857-60: Nothing regarding this estate.
Chancery Probate Fee Book 1853-1870: Nothing regarding this estate.
The notification of interested parties in the estate is abstracted in Death Notices of Tippah County MS (LDS call #976.2923 v4m v.1) on p. 12:
Braddock, Stephen dec and Mary dec (PR1871). 1. Petition for letters of admin., filed Dec. 30, 1870, by J. S. Braddock, son of Mary Braddock, who died Nov. 4, 1870. 2. Petition of J. S. Braddock to sell land filed July 24, 1871. Braddock is the administrator of the estate of Mary Braddock dec and is an heir of Stephen Braddock dec. Interested persons are Samuel Braddock, Mary B. Braddock, Viola Braddock, Nora Braddock, Martha W. Braddock, Ella Braddock, John M. Braddock, and Mary Braddock, all of Tippah. Cite also Washington Braddock and wife Charlotte of Sulphur Rock, Ark., and Adam Braddock and wife Elzira of Middleton, Tenn.
Go to Stephen Braddock and Mary Bell in the Ahnentafel
Go to Stephen Braddock and Mary Bell's family group sheet
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