Gill Document No. 1
Transcribed by Daniel B. Olds from a copy of the original generously provided by Jim & Brenda Hicks
To The Honorable The Judge of the Court of Equity for Wake County.
Humbly complaining your orator Buckner Ray, administrator of Jesse Gill, showeth to your honor that at May Term 1860 of Wake County Court he qualified as administrator of Jesse Gill deceased and at said time letters of administration were issued to him and by virtue thereof he possessed himself of the personal estate and effects of said intestate to an amount more than sufficient to pay his just debts and funeral expenses, an account of which said property and effects is herewith exhibited marked (A). Further that your orator paid out a large amount of money in discharge of the debts of said intestate and his funeral expenses as appears by exhibit marked (B).
Your orator further showeth that there was a large surplus on hand to which the distributes of the said Jesse Gill were entitled as appears by exhibit marked (C) and that he has paid to a number of the distributes large sums as follows:
To Tyrrell Gill he paid eight hundred dollars.
To Agnes Jones he paid thirteen hundred & sixty dollars.
To John Gill he paid one thousand and forty dollars.
To Mary Tate and her husband Henry Tate, eleven hundred dollars.
To B.J. Gill, D.C. Gill & L.T. Gill, grandchildren of Jesse Gill and children of Burton Gill, who died before Jesse, one hundred and seven 17/100 dollars each.
To Nancy McDade who was a granddaughter of Jesse Gill and daughter of Betsy Shipp, two hundred and twenty five dollars.
To Betsy A. Dorin, wife of William Dorin, two hundred and twenty five dollars.
To Pelig Rogers, guardian for C.M. Rogers, Sarah E. Rogers and Nancy M. Rogers, two hundred and twenty five dollars.
To Martha Allen two hundred and twenty five dollars.
Your orator further showeth that the following persons are distributees of his intestate Jesse Gill.
Your orator further showeth that he had to die upon his hands four hundred fifty dollars in Confederate money or bonds as appears by exhibit (C) and he alleges that it came about in this wise. He held the Confederate money and put it in Confederate certificates to pay the taxes of the estate while the law authorised such certificates to be received in payt thereof but the Revenue laws of said Confederate states were so changed that the collectors were not authorised to receive certificates in payment of taxes and your orator was compelled to raise other funds to satisfy same.
Your orator further showeth that as fast as he collected the money of his intestates estate he either paid the debts and distributive shares as stated above or deposited the money in the bank as he was advised it was safest to do so in the then unsettled condition of the country.
Your orator further showeth that he is anxious to settle said estate and to that end he prays that an account may be ordered, that the distributees may be required to file their schedule as required by law and that advertisement may be made as required by law for those of the defendants residing beyond the limits of the state and that copies and subpoenas issue to those defendants residing in the state.
Your orator further showeth that the following defendants reside beyond the limits of the state to wit: Nancy P. Laws, daughter of Malacy Shipp and claiming through her ancestor Betsy Gill; and A. Parham, Payton Parham, Caroline Parham, Wm. Parham and E. Parham; Nancy Gill, then Nancy Ray and by second marriage Nancy Parham; Mahaly Bailey; Payton Gill & James Gill; Elizabeth Fortune; Sarah C. Gill and Thomas Gill, all but Mahaly Bailey and Payton Gill children of Buckner Gill.
Your orator further showeth that William Sater, Mary Sater, Susan Gill, Joseph Gill & S. Gill are minors and without guardians and that Sarah E. Rogers & Nancy M. Rogers are infants who have a guardian.
And your orator prays for all such other and further relief as may enable him fully & faithfully to settle said estate.
And in duty bound your orator will ever pray.
Rogers & Batchelor
Sols. For Petitioner
Sources: Wake County courthouse records, Federal Census records.
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