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1838 - The marriage license between Burrell Perry and Jane Botts was issued on 5 Jan 1838, they were married by R. A. Alexander on 28 Jun 1838, and the license was recorded 11 Oct 1838.

1838, "Census" no twp.listed, Washington Co., Repub. of TX - Burrell appears. NOTE: Diana PERRY and Polly PERRY appear for 1836; George GWYN appears for 1836; Polly PERRY appears for 1836; Mary PERRY appears in 1838. [Same as Polly?] Diana appears in 1843 and D.A. in 1845. [Ducalian A.]

Apr 1839, Washington Co., Repub. of TX - Burrell PERRY has a $52.50 transaction involving 6 mares with Lewis C. CLEMMONS. This indebtedness was presented on 18 Jan 1841 as a part of the settlement of the Estate of Burrell PERRY.

Apr 1840, ditto - Burrell purchased supplies among which was 41 lbs. of two grades of salt, 1 gal whisky, and 1 bonnet. Total $10.30

Between 25 May & 2 Aug 1840, Washington Co., TX - Burrell dies. He names his daughters, Rebecca and Dianah, as such, and later names the married sisters, Polly FISHER and Dienah GUINN. He names his deceased son, Richardson PERRY, and appears to indicate other unnamed children with whom some of the estate is to be divided. The absence of punctuation in the document leads to some uncertainty in its precise meaning. ( See document section for will.)

On 2 Aug 1840 George GUINN [on the acct of the Estate of Burrell PERRY] paid Sheriff Robert STEVENSON $60 for part of the Execution against said PERRY from the Court in favor of Stephen JONES. This indicates that Burrell is now dead. Washington Co., Repub. of TX: In Probate Court December Term 1840, James W. MOORE swore that he was well acquainted with Burrell PERRY, late of the county of Washington, deceased, and that he witnessed Burrell PERRY subscribe at the end of the instrument dated 25th May 1840 now produced and purported to be the last will and testament of said PERRY... /s/ James W. PERRY 28th Dec 1840 Washington Co., Repub. of TX: In Probate Court December Term 1840, Jane PERRY gave oath that the writing offered was the last will and testament of Burrell PERRY and that she would execute thereof according to law, and that she would return
a true inventory of the Estate and an account of sales. 28 Dec 1840 /s/ Jane (her X mark) PERRY

Washington Co., Repub. of TX: In Probate Court, May Term 1841, Jane Perry represents that Burrell PERRY, deceased, made a will appointing Robert L. ARMSTEAD and George GUINN [as executors] and those executors have refused to act and that she was the wife of the deceased and requests being appointed administrator with the annexed will...She petitions to sell so much of the Estate as sufficient to pay the debt of the deceased as well as the amount due the court. Probate Judge Dan I. TOLAR granted the petition upon the bona fide filing of sufficient security. He ordered an appraisal and granted the sale of some of the property of the Estate-- the sale to be advertized for 20 days previous to the sale which will take place on the 1st Tuesday of Aug 1841 at the residence of the deceased. A security bond for $5,000 holding Jane PERRY, John FISHER, [other names erased] bound was posted and signed by Jane (her X mark) PERRY, John FISHER,and William (his X mark) BOATWRIGHT

On 15 Jun 1841, an appraisal of the Property of Burrell PERRY was submitted by James W. MOORE, Nathan BOREN, and John B. DUPUY, J.P. of Washington Co., Repub. of TX. (See 13 Dec 1842, below for Indenture not mentioned in this grouping)

[Washington Co., Repub. of TX, Probate Crt. Rec.Bk.C, p.165 (filed 25 Mar 1844) "Petition for Final Settlement of Estate of Burrell PERRY, decd.] At the Mar 1844 Term of the Probate Court, Jane PERRY represents that she has paid all outstanding debts of the Estate except for the fees due the Court and that she wishes to assume those fees as her own responsibility, and prays to have final settlement of her administration. The request was granted, and she was released from further liability.

May 15, 1846--In a deed (Washington Co., TX, Deed Book H, p.27) from Burrell Perry to George Guinn "Know all men by these presents that I Burrell Perry of the State of Mississippi County of Hancock am held and firmly bound unto George Guinn of the State and County aforesaid in the final sum of fifteen hundred dollars good and Lawful Money payment well and truly to be made I bond myself my and each of my heirs justly and sevraly firmly by these presents sealed with my seal
and dated this the 15th day of May 1846 A scroll being used as my seal --- The conditions of this Instrument is such that whereas the above named George Gwinn of the County of Washington State of Texas aforesaid has this day paid unto the above named Burrell Perry of the State of Mississippi aforesaid the sum of fifty Dollas
in consideration of which payment he binds himself to the said Guinn to relinquish to him & others named in the Will of Burrell Perry his father who died in Texas all of his portion if any in and to the Estate of Richardson Perry his brother who fell in the Alamo and he further binds himself that his full brothers and sisters will relinquish in his favor and the favor of those named in said will according the true spirit and intent thereof and should the said parties aforesaaid relinquish as aforesaid then and in that case the above bond will be null and void otherwise remains in full force & virtue day and date above". [Signed by Burrell Perry; witnessed: John Gray and G. W. Giddings]. [This is Burrell Perry, Jr.]

13 Dec 1842, Washington Co., Repub. of TX - [Washington Co., TX, Dd. Bk. F, p.24 (filed 4 Feb 1843)] Jane PERRY, widow, admx of the late Burrell PERRY, made and entered into an indenture between herself and Stephen JONES such that in consideration of a certain bond drawn by Burrell in his lifetime in favor of Stephen JONES for title to 40 acres off the NE corner of a 250 acre tract belonging to the Estate of Burrell PERRY, decd., and in further consideration of $100 paid by JONES, sells and releases the 40 acres to him. /s/ Jane (her X mark)PERRY wits.: John B. DESPERY & William JONES

Estate of R Perry Dec’d Petition for Partition Filed 7th July 1854 Probate Minutes Vol B. Page 180-397 Washington Co. Texas The State of Texas {County of Washington} To the Hon. the Chief Justice of said County The Petition of Jane Fisher James Fisher William F Fisher and Ann Fisher minor heirs of Mary Fisher, decd who are represented in this petition by John Fisher their father and guardian show unto your Honor that are entitled to a distributive share of the Estate of Richardson Perry dec’d. in right of their said mother And your petitioners further show unto your Honor that said Richardson Perry at his death left his father Burrel Perry and his mother Jane Perry his only heirs at law.. both of whom have since departed this life, and that said Burell Perry by his last will and testament which has been duly probated in said county bequethed to his four daughters who were also sisters of said Richardson all the lands belonging to the estate of said Richardson, in equal portions, to wit Rebecca Perry, Diena, then wife of George Gwynn, Dianna. then wife of Mark W Dikes, and Mary, then wife of John Fisher, and mother of your petitioners and that said Rebecca has since departed this life ------? ----?, intestate and left at her death the said Diena, Dianna, and Mary, her sisters and heirs at law. and that since her death the said Diena has departed this life leaving the following children her heirs at law. to wit Mary Gwynn. George Gwynn and Anna Gwynn and that the said Mary (or Polly) Fisher the mother of your petitioners, has departed this life leaving them her only heirs at law. your petitioners further show that George Gwynn was duly appointed administrator upon the Estate of said Richardson by your Hon. Court. and that said Gwynn having no funds belonging to said estate, and the same consisting of land certificates which were yet unobtained and unlocated.. by the advise and consent of the other heirs.. contracted with J.J. Giddings to locate a part of the lands of said estate and in consideration of his services in locating a part of said lands conveyed to him 640 Acres of land and also J. D. Giddings under a contract with said administrator and the heirs of said decd. has located the remainder of the lands belonging to said Estate, and owns one half of the head right third of said decd. for locating and paying all expenses & obtaining patents to the lands - And your petitioners further show that are belonging to said Estate a tract of 1280 Acres the Bounty land of said decd. also 640 Acres his donation and his Head Right for one third of a league , the said 1280 & 640 are situated in Burnett County and the one third in Milam County- a full description of which will be shown to the Court and the hearing hereafs.- Your petitioners think the said Mark W Dikes and Dianna Dikes, the said George Gwynn and the said heirs of Diena Gwynn reside in the County of Gonzales. and that J J Giddings resides in the County of Bexar. and J D Giddings in the County of Washington. and they pray that they all be cited to appear at the September term of said Court to answer this petition & show cause if any why partition of said Estate should not be made as the law directs. and they pray for such decree as their case is just. and for such judgment as may seem just &equitable. D. C. Giddings for Plffs

1857-1859 Power of Atty., etc. re. land conveyances by heirs of Richardson and Burrell PERRY: [Fayette Co., TX, Dd.Rec. Bk.N, pp.466-467, No.5920 (filed 24 Aug 1859)]: {13 Oct 1857, Hancock Co., MS} Burrell P. PERRY & Orville PERRY in their own right as well as Jeremiah HENLY, Sr. & James McGEEHEE in the right of their wives, heirs of Richardson PERRY, give Power of Atty. to John SPEARS (also in right of his wife) of Hancock Co., MS, "to ask, receive, levy, recover and demand all such lands as may be coming to Richardson PERRY or his heirs..." [Burrell PERRY was principle heir of his unmarried son, Richardson] /s/ Burrell PERRY, Nathaniel PERRY, Jeremiah HENLEY, James McGEHEE, Orville PERRY, Stephen JARRELL. wits: L.J.WINNINGHAM, J.W.WINNINGHAM ---- {13 Oct 1857, Hancock Co., MS} Burrell P. PERRY, Orville PERRY, Jeremiah HENLEY Sr., and James McGEEHEE personally appeared before Joseph W. WINNINGHAM, Probate Crt. Judge, and acknowledged that they signed the above. ------- {11 Nov 1857, Newton Co., TX} Nathaniel PERRY, Orville PERRY, and Stephen JERRELL personally appeared and acknowledged that they signed the above.

[Fayette Co., TX, Dd.Rec.Bk.N, pp.463-464, No.5917 (filed 24 Aug 1859)]: {25 Jun
1859, Newton Co., TX} For $2160, Nathaniel PERRY of Newton Co., TX, Atty. in Fact of Burrell P. PERRY one of the heirs at law of Richardson PERRY, and of Jeremiah HENDLEY, James McGEE, Stephen JARROLL, and John SPEERS, heirs in right of their wives, by virtue of a P/A executed to John SPIERS on 13 Oct 1857 and by substitute attached on 11 Nov 1857 making Nathaniel PERRY the agent of SPIERS, sold to James JOHNSTON (sic) of Robertson Co., TX, all interest of the parties mentioned above in and to: 1. Said Estate of Richardson PERRY. 2. All interest of Orville PERRY purchased by Nathaniel in 1858. 3. 1 League of land in Williamson Co., TX, granted to Orville PERRY by the Mexican Govt.. 4. 1 League of land on the Yequa in Burleson Co., TX, granted by the Mexican Govt.. 5. 1 League of land on the Navasota in Brazos Co., TX, granted to Richardson PERRY by the Mexican Govt.. 6. A 1476 acre Headright, a 1280 BountyClaim, and a 640 acre Donation Claim granted to Richardson PERRY by the Republic of TX. 7. 1 League of land on the Navidad granted to Burrell PERRY by the Mexican Govt.. Nathaniel acknowledged that he signed the names of himself and those of Burrill PERRY, John SPIERS, Jeremiah HENLEY, James McGEHEE, and Stephen JARRLL -- {12 Jul 1859, Williamson Co., TX, Land Register vol.L, pp.590, 591} "Filed for second" /s/ Levi PENNINGTON, Clk.C.C.W. County

1867 Indentures re. the Burrell PERRY League in Fayette Co., TX: [Fayette Co., TX, Dd.Bk.T, p.133 (No.8451, filed 16 Feb 1867; recorded 25 Mar 1867)]: {15 Feb 1867 (Colorado Co., TX)} - For $75, G.R.GUINN signed an Indenture to sell and convey to L.C.GRAVES all that part of land known as the Burrell PERRY League situated on the headwaters of Navidad Creek in Fayette Co., TX. "I, being one of the heirs claiming under Mrs. GUINN, the wife of George W. GUINN, who was (sic) the daughter of Burrell PERRY..." This Deed only acts as a Quit Claim Deed... /s/ G.R.GUINN [George Rachel GUINN] NOTE: Diena is referred to in the past tense. [Fayette Co.,TX, Dd.Bk.S, p.362 (No.8568, filed 8 Apr 1867; recorded 18 Apr 1867)]: {28 Feb 1867 (Williamson Co., TX)} - For $325, James G. JONES and wife Martha A. JONES, William F. REAVES and wife Mary J. REAVES [with her mark], and W.W.GUINN, sign an Indenture to sell and convey to L.C.GRAVES all their interest in a tract of land known as the Burwell PERRY League, situated on the headwaters of Navidad Creek in Fayette Co., TX. Their interest is claimed "under our mother, Diena GUINN, the daughter of Burrell PERRY,"... and warrant only as far as we and our heirs are concerned this is to act as a Quit Claim Deed, and no further. Wits: J.G.JONES /s/ Martha A. JONES [Martha A. PERRY]
Wm. WROCK(?) J.G.JONES [James Green "Jim" JONES] W.W.GUINN [William Wesley GUINN] Mary J. (X) REAVES [Mary Jane GUINN] William F. REAVES {26 Feb 1867 (Williamson Co., TX)} - J.G.JONES acknowledged to Levi PENNINGTON, Co. Clk., that he executed and signed the above document, and also swore that W.W.GUINN acknowledged to him that he executed and signed the document and requested said J.G.JONES to sign as witness. At the same time, Martha A. JONES appeared and when privately examined separately acknowledged that she understood and signed same. {5 Mar
1867 (Hays Co., TX)}- William F. REAVES acknowledged that he signed the document. At the same time, Mary J. REAVES appeared and, having the same fully explained to her separate from her husband, signed the same.

18 Dec 1877, McLennan Co., TX - 18 Dec 1877, McLennan Co., TX - Hood Co., TX, Deed Records Book B, pp.404 "Affidavit Proving Heirship" {State of Texas Co. of McLennan} We, R.H. CLEVELAND & Elizabeth PIPKIN of the state and county aforesaid, do solemnly swear that we were personally acquainted with Burrell PERRY who died in Washington County Texas in 1840 leaving surviving him as Heirs legitimate children-in-law (viz): Diena PERRY who married Geo. W. GUINN, Dianna PERRY who married Mark W. DYKES, and Rebecca PERRY who died in 1842 and never was married. He also had a Richardson PERRY who was killed at the fall of the Alamo in Bexar County, Texas, in 1836 had never been married and that Burrell PERRY's widow Jane PERRY died in Gonzales County in 1851 also Diena PERRY wife of GEO W GUINN died in Gonzales Co in 1851 and George W. GUINN died in Colorado Co. in 1866. They, the said GEO W. GUINN and Diena GUINN his wife had three legitimate children to die: Irena GUINN died in Washington Co., TX, in 1845 not married, John GUINN died in Gonzales Co. in 1852 not married, and Amanda Texana GUINN died in Colorado Co. in 1866 not married--all of these having died prior to their Father's death. The said Geo. W. GUINN & Diena GUINN his wife left as legal heirs in law four surviving children (viz): G.R. GUINN, Mary Jane GUINN now Mrs. REAVES, Martha Ann GUINN now Mrs. JONES, and William Wesley GUINN all of whom are now living. /s/ R.H.CLEVELAND & E.PIPKIN Subscribed and Sworn to before me W.A.TAYLOR a Notary Public in and for the County of McLennan State of Texas this 23rd day of December AD 1876 In witness of all which I hereto sign my name officially and affix my seal of office in Waco TX this 23rd day of December AD 1876 /s/ W.A. Taylor, Notary Public Filed for Record July 3rd 1877….Recorded July 14th AD 1877 McLennan Co. TX [See also, Hood Co., TX, Dd. Rec. Bk. B, pp.391-399] 14th AD 1877 Mclennan Co

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