Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Edwin Nelms Will and Inventory

Nelms in Navasota Texas is one of the lines I am researching. My great-grandmother Sallie White Cooper's sister Anna White Cooper married Fred Nelms. Fred's son Archie married my other great-grandmother Sallie Jefferson's daughter Jessie Lewis. I am trying to make the connection particularly with Alfred on this list.



Edwin Nelms*** Northumberland Va
Edwin Nelms*** Edgewood Plantation - Grimes County Tx

Edwin Nelms will dated 10th day of May 1860. Filed at the Grimes County Courthouse,State of Texas.

Excerpts from will:

I have heretofore given to my beloved daughter Edwina Moss Reagan the following property. The negro woman Ann and her three children(boys) Beverly, Isaac, and Hiram. To my grandson John Edwin Reagan the negro girl Mariah, and to my granddaughter Edwina Reagan the negro girl Texas. To my grandaughter Bettie May Reagan the negro girl Emiline. To my daughter Elizabeth Downing Nelms the negro woman Amanda and her three youngest children boys Gray, Turner, and Moses and all her future natural increase. To my son Everett Presley Nelms my negro boy Dennis. Daughter Catherine Ann Nelms the negro woman Mima, negro girl Esther and their natural increase, Also the negro boys Daniel and Hiram, to my daughter Mary Dianna Nelms negro woman Fanney and her three boy children,Raleigh, Abe, Beverly and all her future increases.


Edwin Nelms Inventory:

An inventory of the property real personal and mixed belonging to the Estate of Edwin Nelms died in Grimes County Texas as given by Mrs Diana M Nelms Executrix of said Edwin Nelms dec'd and appraised by W.R. Thomas and I.H.P. Hill.

Lands: 1362 2/3 acres of land including Homestead Title deeds from Ann L Mitchell for 256 from Y.B. Black for 37 acres from U.F.Base for 1000 acres from O.H.P. Hill for 69 2/3 acres valued at $15.00 per acre.$24,440. 375 acres of land title deed from T.L.P. Moffett valued at $4.50 per acre. 1687.50

Negroes:

Negro woman Malinda about 40 yrs old 000.00
" Margaret 21 " 1250.00
girl Emma 1 " 150.00
boy Anthony 15 " 1000.00
girl Amey 11 " 700.00
boy Isiah 6 " 400.00
" Aaron 6 " 250.00
The above negroes belong to E.M. Reagan
Negro girl Texas 9 years old belongs to 700.00
Edwina Reagan,Jr

Negro man Isaac about 70 years old 000.00
Negro woman Molly " 57 400.00
Negro man Primus " 26 " 1500.00
Negro man Peter " 22 " 1400.00
Negro man George " 20 " 1400.00
Negro girl Esther " 15 " 1250.00
Negro man Alfred " 36 " 1600.00
Negro woman Robertoo " 30 " 1000.00
Negro boy Daniel " 10 " 750.00
Negro boy Hiram about 6 years old 450.00
Negro boy Jerry " 3 " 300.00
Negro man Gordon " 40 " 2000.00
Negro woman Eliza " 38 " 800.00
Negro man Jim " 19 " 1400.00
Negro girl Jenny " 11 " 800.00
Negro boy Litchin(sp) " 5 " 350.00
Negro boy Bomy(sp) " 5 " 350.00
Negro boy Ferdinand " 2 " 250.00
Negro man Jim Bronson " 24 " 1400.00
Negro woman Frances " 20 " 1200.00
Negro girl Martha " 3 " 200.00
Negro girl Cornelia " 1 " 150.00
Negro woman Amanda " 40 " 600.00
Negro man John " 26 " 1500.00
Negro man Joe " 21 " 1500.00
Negro woman Mima " 19 " 1100.00
Negro boy Hamir(sp) " 16 " 900.00
Negro boy Gray " 9 " 500.00
Negro boy Peter Taylor " 11 " 800.00
Negro boy Tinnor " 6 " 400.00
Negro man Sam " 60 " 000.00
Negro woman Eliza " 18 " 1100.00
Negro boy Bill " 16 " 1200.00
Negro woman Fany " 30 " 1000.00
Negro boy Rolly " 8 " 500.00
Negro boy Abe " 6 " 375.00
Negro boy Beverly " 5 " 325.00
Negro man Peter Nelson " 49 " 1200.00


***excerpts from inventory dated October 28, 1863 ***

4 comments:

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Good for you! Best wishes!
Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

Dr. Bill ;-)
http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Ms Vicky said...

thanks much Dr. Bill. I find myself smiling more and more as I go.

Luckie. said...

Vicky I am so proud of you with all the digital strides you've made over the past month! Thank you for contributing to CoAAG! I'm making sure this information gets posted to AFoF!

Luckie.

eashaflakes said...

My family was on the Nelms family plantaion. Hiram Minor is my ggg-grandfather. Edwin,Dan,Jerry,John, and Primus were his brothers. Edwin was named after Edwin Nelms