The State of Texas
County of San Saba:
Before me, the undersigned authority, on third
day J. B. Harrell and W. H. Gregg, each known to me to be credible
citizens of San Saba, Texas, each of whom after being by me duly sworn
upon his oath deposes and says, and each deposes and says:
I was well and personally acquainted with J.
D. (John) Smelser; that the following children, only, were born
to-wit: J. R. Smelser; S. H. Smelser; A. Q. Smeler; W. H. Smelser; J.
J. Smelser; Addie Smelser who intermarried with H. W. Sessom; Mollie
Smelser, who intermarried with Joe Beck/ Lucille Smelser, who
intermarried with F. L. Crawford, and Kate Smelser, who intermarried
with ???? Fry; that all of said children are now living; that the said
J. D. (John) Smelser departed this life in San Saba County, Texas,
about the year, A.D. 1912, intestate, leaving his wife Mrs. C. F.
Smelser and the above named children, as his only surviving heirs at
law; that affiants were each well and personally acquainted with the
said J. D. (John) Smelser and his wife, Mrs. C. F. Smelser, and their
said children, and that no other issue were born of said marriage
except as above named, and that the said Mrs. C. F. Smelser did not
remarry after the death of the said J. D. (John) Smelser; affiants
further depose and say that said T. H. Fry, husband of Kate Fry, died
intestate on or about the ?? day of ?? A. D. 19??; that the said Kate
Fry has not remarried since the death of her said husband; that,
except as herein stated, each of the above named persons are now
living and that the said Addie Sessom (nee Smelser), Mollie Beck (nee
Smelser), and Lucile Crawford (nee Smelser) are each now living with
their respective husbands hereinbefore named; that the said J. R.
Smelser; S. H. Smelser; A. Z. Smelser; W. H. Smelser; J. J. Smelser,
Addie Sessom, Mollie Beck, Lucile Crawford, and Kate Fry are the sole
and only surviving heirs at law of the said J. D. (John) Smelser and
Mrs. C. F. Smelser.
J. B. Harrell
W. H. Gregg
- Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 31
day of March A. D. 1934
- F. R. Gray, Notary Public
- San Saba County, Texas
- The State of Texas
- County of San Saba
- Before me, the undersigned authority, on this
day personally appeared J. B. Harrell and W. H. Gregg, both known to
me to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing
instrument, and acknowledged to me that they each executed the same
for the purposes and consideration therein expressed.
- Given under my hand and seal of office, this
the 31 day of February, A. D. 1934
- F. R. Gray, Notary Public
- San Saba County, Texas.
- FILED FOR RECORD April 2nd, A. D. 1934 at 3:00
o'clock P. M. and RECORDED April 4th, A. D. 1934 at 8:00 o'clock A. M.
Arch Wood County Clerk, San Saba
Petition for ?????
Wm. Smelser Estate.
Petition filed March 20th 1852.
B. Gooch Clk
C. C. W. County
State of Texas
County of Williamson
County Court March
Your Petitioner Harmon Smelser respectfully showeth unto
the county court that William Smelser died some time in the latter part of
the year 1851 having property of a Perishable nature and that is in the
condition that it required an immediate administration.
Your Petitioner therefore prays that the letters be
granted to him in the aforesaid Estate with such powers as the case may
require and in duty bound will ever pray.
March 16th 1852
NOTES: There may be
more to this estate record. I wrote to Williamson County and
requested more and all I got back was another copy of the above
paper. According to the above paper, there should be more to this