Estate of Thomas D. McLaughlin
Transcription by Ben McLaughlin.
The following seven documents pertain to to the administration of the estate of 
Thomas D. McLaughlin, deceased resident of Wilkes County, and include the 
guardianship documents of minor children entitled to a share of this estate. 
The persons receiving shares of this estate, identified below by their county of 
residence, are thought to be siblings of Thomas D. McLaughlin and the children of 
Peter McLaughlin, an early settler of Wilkes County:

Clarke County: Nathaniel McLaughlin
Henry County: Mary McLaughlin, represented by her husband Solomon P. Lea (Lee)
Oglethorpe County: James McLaughlin, represented by the guardian of his orphan child
Troup County: William McLaughlin, represented by the Administrator of his estate
Wilkes County: E. W. McLaughlin

The Administrator de bonis non of this estate, Josiah T. McLaughlin, was a resident 
of Meriwether County.


1. Wilkes County Annual Returns Book 8, 1841-1846 p. 123

The Estate of Thos D McLaughlin Decd
1841 To Joseph (sic) T McLaughlin administrator  Dr (debit)
July 21st Paid Nathaniel McLaughlin    No 1     21 40
  "      "        "   E W McLaughlin               "   2     21 40
  "      "        "   Solomon P Lea                   "   3     21 40
  "    28        "   J D Willis Guardian           "   4    481 34
  "     "         "  Josiah T McLaughlin
  admin of Wm McLaughlin Decd           "    5     21 40
  "     "         "  Self My Distibutive Share             21 40
  "     "         "  John H Dyson                    "    6       5 18 3/4
  "     "         "  R Toombs                           "    7    100 00
                               Cr (credit)
By amt Recd of R A Toombs
Collected of Thos Wootten admin of
T D McLaughlin Decd                                     $1291 84

                                                Josiah T McLaughlin

Sworn before me
May 1 1843
John H Dyson CCO

Notes by transcriber:
James D. Willis was appointed guardian of Joseph McLaughlin, orphan of James 
McLaughlin (1841)
Thos L. Wootten was qualified as admin for Inv't & Sale (1835) Estate of Thos D. 
Mclaughlin Solomon P. Lea (Lee) was the husband of Mary McLaughlin


2. Wilkes County Administrators and Guardian Bonds, 1839-1876, page 4

GEORGIA
Wilkes County

KNOW all men by these presents, that we Josiah T. McLaughlin & Luke Turner are held 
and firmly bound to their Honors the Justices of the Inferior Court for said county, 
sitting for ordinary purposes, and their successors in office, in the just and full 
sum of Two Thousand dollars, for the payment of which sum, to the said Justices, and 
their successors in office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators, 
in the whole and for the whole sum, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, 
sealed with our seals, and dated this 1st day of July one thousand eight hundred and 
thirty nine.

THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such, That if the above bound Josiah T. 
McLaughlin of the goods, chattels and credits of Thomas D. McLaughlin late of this 
county, deceased, do make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular, the 
goods, chattels and credits of said deceased which have or shall come to the hands, 
possession or knowledge of the said Josiah T. McLaughlin or in the hands or possession 
of any other person or persons for him and the same, so made, do exhibit in the said 
Court of Ordinaty, when he shall be thereunto required: and such goods, chattels and 
credits, do well and truly administer according to law, and do make a just and true 
account of his actings and doings therein, when he shall be thereunto required by the 
Court of Ordinary for the said county, and all the rest of the goods, chattels and 
credits, which shall be found remaining upon the account of the said administration, 
the same first allowed by the court, shall deliver and pay to such person or persons,
 respectively, as are entitled to the same by law; and if it shall hereafter 
appear, that any last will and testament was made by the said deceased, and the same 
be proved before the court, and the executors obtain a certificate of the probate 
thereof, and the said Josiah T. McLaughlin do, in such case, if required, render 
and deliver up the said letters of administration, then this obligation to be void, 
else to remain in full force.
				

Sealed, and acknowledged                        Josiah T. McLaughlin   (Seal)
Before me                                       Luke Turner      (Seal)
John H. Dyson  CCO

(this is a copy of the original document and the date of recording is not contained)


3. Wilkes County Minutes, 1839-1846, page 21, July 1839 Term

Upon application of Josiah T. McLaughlin for letters of administration de bonis non 
upon the Estate of Thos D McLaughlin  It appearing to the Court that Due notice it is 
on motive intent that the said letters be and they are hereby granted to said Josiah 
T McLaughlin upon his giving bond and security in the sum of Two thousand dollars with 
Luke Turner & Joseph Ring as his securities for the faithful performance of the Trust 
Confidence to him. It is for this intent that Luke Turner are of said Securities be 
permitted to sign the bond in relation.


4. Wilkes County Letters of Guardianship, 1832-1876, page 98

State of Georgia
Wilkes County

By their Honors the Justices of the Inferior Court of said County, sitting for 
ordinary purposes

TO James D. Willis of said County,  GREETINGS

Whereas Joseph McLaughlin, Owen McLaughlin, Sarah T (or F) McLaughlin, Orphans of 
James McLaughlin-- deceased, one possessed in (left blank) own right of a 
considerable estate, by virtue(?) whereof the power of granting the guardianship 
of the said orphans to us is manifestly known to belong, and for the better(?)  
occuring the estate and more ample maintenance and education of the said orphan 
(space to add an 's' left blank) and from the integrity and confidence reposed in 
you, we do hereby commit the tuition, education and guardianship of the said orphans 
to you the said James D. Willis you assenting thereto by your acceptance of these 
letters: herein charging you , that you maintain and cause to be educated said 
orphan(blank) in such manner as shall be suitable to their interest and circumstances 
during their minority, and that you inquire into, and take charge of their estate, 
both real and personal, and all other things to do, which by law you ought to do, 
for your said ward(blank) of all which a true and perfect account you shall render 
to the first term of the Court of Ordinary for said county, in every year, during 
your continuance in office.  And lastly, we do hereby constitute and appoint you, 
the said James D. Willis guardian of the aforesaid orphans during their minority.

(no signatures or dates contained in this document)


5. Wilkes County Guardian Bonds, 1831-1832, p. 176

State of Georgia
Wilkes County

Know all men by these presents, that we James D. Willis & Luke Turner are held and 
firmly bound to their Honors the Justices of the Inferior Court for said County, 
sitting for ordinary purposes, and their successors in office, in the just and full 
sum of Two hundred dollars, for the payment of which sum, to the said Justices and 
their successors in office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and 
administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our 
seals, and dated this 13th day of April one thousand eight hundred and forty one.

The Condition of the above obligation is such, That whereas  the said James D. 
Willis was this day appointed guardian to Joseph McLaughlin orphan of James 
McLaughlin, dec'd, now if the said James D. Willis do well and truly demean himself 
as guardian aforesaid, agreeably to letters of guardianship bearing even date 
herewith, and agreeably to law, in such cases made and provided, the above 
obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
                                                          James D. Willis  (LS)
                                                          Luke Turner       (LS)
Signed, sealed, and acknowledged,
Before me
        J. H. Dyson  CCO


6.Wilkes County Administrator Bonds, Book AAA, 1823-1839, page 310

GEORGIA
Wilkes County

KNOW ALL MEN, by these presents, that we; Thomas L. Wootten, James B. Wootten & 
Wylie H. Pope are held and firmly bound unto their honours the Justices of the 
Inferior Court sitting for ordinary purposes for said county, and their successors 
in office, in the just and full sum of Ten thousand dollars, for the payment of 
which sum, to the said judges and their successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs, 
executors, and administrators, in the whole and for the whole sum jointly, and 
severally, and firmly, by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this 
second day of November 1835--
THE condition of the above obligation is such, that if the above bound Thomas L. 
Wootten Administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of Thomas D. McLaughlin 
late of this county deceased , do make a true and perfect inventory of all and 
singular the goods, chattels, and credits of said deceased, which have or shall 
come to the hands, possession or knowledge of the said Thomas L. Wootten or into 
the hands or possession of any person or persons for him and the same, so made, do 
exhibit into the said court of ordinary, when he shall be thereunto required; and 
such goods, chattels and credits, do well and truly administer according to law, 
and do make a just and true account of his actings and doings therein, when he shall 
be thereunto required by the court of ordinary for said county, and all the rest of 
the goods, chattels and credits, which shall be found remaining upon the account of 
the said administration, the same being first allowed of by the court, shall deliver
 and pay to such person or persons, respectively, as are entitled to the same by law; 
and if it shall hereafter appear, that any last will and testament was made by the 
said deceased, and the same be proved before the court, and the executors obtain a 
certificate of the probate thereof, and the said Thomas L. Wootten do, in such case, 
if required, render and deliver up the said letters of administration, then this 
obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Signed, Sealed and acknowledged                         Thomas L. Wooten  (Seal)
in open court                                           James B. Wootten   (LS)
                                                        Wylie H. Pope    (LS)
Attest
John H. Dyson Clk
     Recorded 5th Nov. 1835


7. Wilkes County Inventories, Appraisements, and Sales, 1830-1839, pages 426-428

Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Thos. D. McLaughlin, Dec'd.

                                     $   cts
No.1   1 Negro man Jerry             700 00
   1    Do.    Do. Elijah            600 00
   1    Do. woman  Milly             175 00
   1    Do.  Do.   Mariah            650 00
   1   N/R         Sally             500 00
   1    Do.  boy   Ned               600 00

We do certify upon oath that as far as was produced to us by the Administrator, 
the above and foregoing contains a true appraisement of the goods chattels and 
credit of the Estate of Thomas D. McLaughlin Dec'd to the best of our judgement 
and understanding.
Stephen A. Johnson
James B. Wootten                    Appraisers
Wm  Hudspeth

I do hereby certify the above appraisers were sworn to perform their duty as 
appraisers according to Law this the twenty ninth day of December One thousand 
eight hundred and thirty five.

                                             Charles R. Green, J.P.


Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Thos D McLaughlin dec'd

                                        $  cts
1 Chest and old Books                    5 00
1 Desk                                   3 00
1 Bedstead Bed & furniture              25 00

We do hereby certify upon oath that as far as was produced to us by the 
administrator the above and foregoing contains a true appraisement of the goods 
chattles(sic) and credits of the Estate of Thomas D McLaughlin deceased to the 
best of our judgement and understanding

John T. Wootten
James B. Wootten         Appraisers
Wm  Hudspeth
                                                     
I do herby certify that the above appraisers were sworn to perform their duty as 
appraisers according to law this the twenty sixth day of March 1836
                                                                                            Charles R Green J.P.

Hire of Negroes belonging to the Estate of Thomas D McLaughlin Dec'd - April(?) 1st
January 1836 to 1st April following
Jerry & Milly - Wm                            40 87 1/2
Elijah - Richard Jones                        21 75
Mariah - T L Wootten                          ?4 37 1/2
Sally - F M Wootten                           ?1 30
(1st # of above 2 amounts obscured by ink blot)
Ned - T L Wootten                             10 37 1/2

                                   Thomas L Wootten Adm

List of notes found in the possession of and belonging to Thomas D McLaughlin Dec'd

John McLaughlin Dated January 8th 1828  out of date      $  11 12 1/2
Reuben Goethe note dated 4th day of Janu(?) 1825            39 62 1/2 Cr for 14 00
Benjamin Macks(?) note 15 Oct 1827  out of date             19 00
Benjamin McLaughlin note 30 May 1820  out of date          530 00
     Do.               Do.   2nd March 1816  out of date   265 00
James McLaughlin 17th Jan 1820  out of date                 50 00
Solomon P. Lee 12th June 1810  out of date                   4 75
      Do.        Do.  25 Decr 1810  out of date             66 50
George H Cannon  7 Jan 1823(?)                              11 20
Jerry Terry 15 Feb 1819  out of date                        22 65
Thoma Hill 4 Aug 1807                                       12 00 Cr 12 July 1810 
for 6 68 3/4
Archibald Sheets note 23 Sept 1807   out of date             4 00
Alfred Howlet      "   "   31 Decr 1827  out of date         3 25
Hughes Roberts  "   "  Apl 19, 1824  out of date            28 93 3/4
Lemuel Wootten  "   "  18 Sept 1831  out of date             7 00
Joseph H Burks         "   5 Feb 1829    Cr 9 March 1831  $23.00       45 00
James Cade          "    "  28 Aug 1828  Cr March 26, 1829 $3.25 out of date & 
NR  25 00
Jas Hamman note date 15 Decmr 1823 borred(?)                15 00
Joshua Kelly note  "  Decmr 30th 1831 Desperate(?)          10 06 1/4
 ? Lasseter(?)   10 Janu 1826                                7 40
Chas H Gray(?)  3 July 1833 $30  cr 5 Decr 1833   good 19   11 00
William Hudspeth  11 Feb 1832     good                     241 62 1/2
Wm  Mallory  17 August 1819  Sundry credits Borrod(?)       40 00
Charles Keough  January 23 1830  desperate                  65 00
William Saffold  28 March 182(sic)   90 Gallon Whiskey NR  Cr 5 (amt deleted)
Thos R Eidson  Feb 1st 1832  Doubtful                       26 00
Lemuel Woottens note 12 May 1832   borred(?)      Do        90 00
     Do.         Do.        "      9 Jany 1826              90
G Rucker T L Wootten A B Leigh 25 Decr 1831 for 40 NR Cr 25 Decr 1831 - 20     20 00
J N Matthews - 13 Aug 1831 9.27  NR  Cr 4 May 1835  5.00     4 27
Augustus Bins(?)   29 Decr 1832(?)  $15.00  Cr for  2.00    13 00
H W Wootten 14 March(?) 1827 for $350(?) Cr $140  13 June 1827 $150  15 January 1828  
out of date                                                   60 42
Wm  Stone   2 March 1827  out of date                        7 34
 Do.    Do.     2 March 1827  out of date                    3 12 1/2
C. R Green  29 June 1829  $100  Cr Decr 14, 1829    23 Dbt  (bad math)  76 00
Wm  Turner  24 May 1833 NR                                   3 00
FiFa vs Burwell Binns & Augustin Binns (good)               29 81 1/4
FiFa vs J H Mallory  Doubtfull                              24 45
FiFa vs Jno Sappinger  Wm  McLaughlin  out of date          16 60
FiFa vs Jno Sappinger  Wm  McLaughlin  out of date           7 12 1/2
Cash on hand at death                                       50 50
                                                                  Thos L Wootten
                                                                    Administrator

Sales of Negroes belonging to the Estate of Thos D McLaughlin Dec'd sold on 1st 
Tuesday in April 1836 Cr until 25th Decr following               
                                      Dollars Cts
Ned a Boy - Willis R Callaway             705 00
Sally a Woman - J M Wootten               800 00
Mariah - A B Lee                          726 00
Elijah - Thos L Wootten                   530 00
Jerry - Jesse Callaway                    603 00
Milly -   Do.       Do.                   201 00
                                        $3565 00

Perishable property sold 26 March 1836 Cr until the 25 Decr following   Vis(?)

1 Chest and old books - Thos L Wootten     3 06 1/4
1 Desk                       Do.           2 25
1 Bedstead & furniture                     20 00
                                          $25 31 1/4
										  
                                        $3590 31 1/4
           Thos. L. Wootten  Adm

 Recorded April 15 1836
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