Succession of Loring Chapman Decd

Submitted by: Jeff Truax

 

Application for Administration

State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
16th Judicial District Court

Succession of Loring Chapman Decd.

Notice is hereby given that P. Chapman has filed in the Clerk's office his application to be appointed administrator of the Said Succession and unless opposition be made within ten days of the first publication of this notice the prayer of the applicant will be granted. Given under my Official Signature and Seal of office this 21st day of Nov 1893.

M. Cooper
Clerk

Opposition to the appointment of administrator

Succession of Lorin Chapman
16th Judicial District Court
Parish of Livingston La.

Now comes Mrs. Hattie Chapman widow of Gilbert Chapman tutrix to her minor Children and opposes the appointment & confirmation of Pernel Chapman as administrator of the Succession of Lorin Chapman for the following reasons to wit: There are no alegations in his petition of the existence of debts owing by said Succession. That there are no debts owing and that an administrator is unnecessary useless and expensive. Hence petitioner prays for the rejection of the application of Pernel Chapman for administrator of the Succession of Lorin Chapman. Pray for costs & for general relief in the Premeses.

By Her Attys
Kemp & Kemp

Judgement

This case came up pursuant to assignment considering the law and the evidence to be in favor of Pernel Chapman & against the opposition of Mrs. Hattie Chapman.

It is ordered & decreed that the opposition be overruled & dismissed that Pernel Chapman be recognized as administrator and allowed to qualify according to law and that letters of administration issue to him upon qualifying according to law.

April 16th 1894

R.R. Reid
Judge of 16th Judl. Dist. of La.

Succession of Lorin Chapman Decd

State of Louisiana
Parish of Llivingston
16th Judicial District Court

To Mayhew Cooper Depity Clerk of the 16th Judl. Dist. Court & ex-Officio Recorder for Said Parish & State.

You are hereby authorized and empowered to make a public Inventory and estimate of all property real and personal belonging to the Succession of Lorin Chapman decd Situated in the Parish of Livingston.

You will notify G.W. Spiller and J.A. Efferson to attend at such place and time you may fix to assist you as experts in making said Inventory and estimate and that you make due returns of this Commission according to law.

Witness my hand and seal of Office this 21st day of November 1893.

M. Cooper
Dy. Clerk

Oath of appraisers

We G.W. Spiller and Jno A. Efferson of said Parish and State do solemnly swear that we will make a just true and faithful and impartial appraisement of all the property real and personal pertaining and belonging to the Succession of Lorin Chapman (deceased) late of said Parish & State lying and being in Said Parish as the same may be presented to best of our knowledge and understanding So help us God.

G.W. Spiller
Jno A. Efferson
[X his mark]

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 12th day of Dec. 1893.

M. Cooper
Dy. Clerk

Oath of Administration

State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston

I Pernel Chapman of said Parish do Solemnly Swear that I will make a just true and faithful presentment this day of all the property of and belonging to the Succession of Lorin Chapman Deceased according to the best of my understanding. So help me God.

Sworn & Subscribed before me this 12th day Dec 1893

M. Cooper
Dy Clerk

______?______

State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston

Be it known that on this the 12th day of Dec 1893 That I Mayhew Cooper Depty Clerk of the 16th Judicial District Court of La in and for Said Parish Did in pursua____ of an Order and Commission granted and issued By the Hon. the 16th Judical District Court in and for the Parish of Livingston La and to me directed dated November the 21st 1893 issued in the matter of the Succession of Lorin Chapman (Deceased) which Commission is hereunto annexed for authority. I proceeded to late residence of said deceased in Said Parish to make an Inventory appraisement of all the property belonging to said Succession Situated in the Parish of Livingston which might be might be presented for that purpose and having appointed and sworn G.W. Spiller and Jno A. Efferson both of Said Parish and State both over the age of twenty one years To act as appraisers and experts in making said inventory and appraisement which said Oaths are hereunto annexed and made Part hereof and having sworn to make a just and faithful presentment of all the property real and personal belonging to Said Succession which oath is hereunto annexed and made part hereof and having called upon G.W. Spiller and Jno A. Efferson both residents of Said Parish and State aforesaid and competent to act as assisting witnesses in making said inventory we proceeded with the same at the hous of 11 o'clock AM of said day when the following described property was presented as the property of Said Succession.

To Wit

1st 160 acres Lands being the undivided ½ of the Jas D Richardson Tract it being N ½ Sec 7 T8S R6East Valued at the Sum of a 200.00

2nd One Horse Valued Valued at 30.00

3rd (75) Seventy five head of Cattle more or less, Valued at 375.00

4th One note against Jno P. Davis Balance due on said note 18 dollars
valued at 6.00

5th One (1) Harness Valued at ?

6th 1 Cotton Scraper Valued at ?

7th 4 Bed Steads " " 12.00

8th 1 Matrass " " 2.00

9th 3 Prs Blankets " " 3.00

10th 1 White Spread " " .50

11th 1 Pr Pillow Sham " " .50

12th 3 Pillows " " .75

13th 10 Chairs old " " 1.00

14th 2 Bureaux " " 4.00

15th 1 Armoir " " 3.00

16th 1 Dining table " " .50

17th 1 Looking glass " " .75

18th 1 Thermometer " " .25

19th 1 Small table " " .50

20th 1 Lot Books " " 1.00

21th 1 Safe " " .50

22nd 3 Small traps " " .75

23rd 1 Lot tools " " 5.00

24th 2 Pr Scales " " .75

25th 2 and Irons " " .25

26th 1 Sausage Grinder " " .25

27th 2 Cane Knives " " .50

28th 1 Wash Pot " " 1.00

29th 1 Grind Stone " " .25

30th 1 Copper Kettle " " .25

31st 1 Reap Hook " " .25

Total $651.45

There being no other property pointed out I closed this inventory amounting in the aggregate to the sum of Six Hundred and fifty one 45/100 dollars.

G.W. Spiller
Jno A. Efferson
[X his mark]

Witnesses
C.H. Miller
A.B. Smiley

M. Cooper
Dy. Clerk and Recorder

Commission to take inventory in Tangipahoa

The 16th Judicial Dist. Court for the Parish of Livingston
State of Louisiana

To T.E. Warner Clerk of the Court and exofficio Recorder of the Parish of Tangipahoa Louisiana.

No. 7
Succession of Lorin Chapman

You are hereby authorized and empowered to take an inventory moveable and immoveable belonging to the Succession of Lorin Chapman situated within your Parish and when you shall so have taken the inventory be pleased to send the same to the Clerk of the 16th Judicial District for the Parish of Livingston.

Given under my hand Officially & seal of the office this the 12th day December 1893.

M. Cooper
Dy Clerk

State of Louisiana
Tangipahoa Parish

Be it known and remembered that on the 10th day of March 1894 I Thos. E. Warner Clerk of the 16th Judicial District Court & exofficio Recorder duly Commissioned and sworn within and for Tangipahoa Parish La did in obedience the annexed Commisison directed me from the Hon. 16th Judl. Dist. Court for Livingston Parish La proceed to make an Inventory and estimate of all the property pointed out as belonging to the estate of Lorin Chapman ? situated in the Parish Tangipahoa Said State and having with me Pleasant P. McMichael and Leslie the following Oath.

We do solemnly swear that we will well and truly & according to the best of our knowledge and belief a true and correct appraisement make of all the property that may be pointed out to us as belonging to the Succession of Lorin Chapman decd. So help us God.

P.P. McMichael
L. Bankston

Sworn to and subscribed before me this March 10/94

T.E. Warner
Clerk

And said oath having been duly administered & subscribed to me proceeded to make an Inventory and estimate of all the property of Lorin Chapman Decd. pointed out to us in Tangipahoa Parish, La. Viz:

First-one hundred & eighty six 76/100 acres of land being E ½ of NE ¼ Sec 1 T5R6E & NW fractional ¼ Sec 6 T5R7E which are valued at Two Hudred & thirty three 45/100 dollars $233.45

Second-Sixty acres of land more or less being NE ¼ of NE ¼ Sec 33 and E ½ of NE ¼ of SE ¼ Sec 28 T6S R8E which we valued at Sixty 00/100 and there being no other property pointed out to us belonging to the said estate I close the inventory and estimate amounting to Two hundred and ninety three 45/100 ($293.45) dollars.

Thus done and signed in the presence of Henry N. Noyle and legal witnesses of said parish & State this 10th March 1894.

attest
Jno G. Davidson
R.S. McMichael
P.P. McMichael
L. Bankston
T.E. Warner
Clk & exofficio Recorder & Not
Public

Bond of Administrator

State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
16th Judl. Dist. Court of La.
Succession of L. Chapman

Know all men by these presents that we Pernel Chapman as principal and Jno W. Settoon, W.H. Gayle, H.T. Starns, J.C. Tate, Wm. Gayle & C.L. Gayle as sureties are held and firmly bound unto R.R. Reid Judge of the 16th Dist. of La. and to his Successors in Office in the full sum of Eleven Hundred Dollars lawful money of the United States of America for the payment of which we bind ourselves and our legal representatives firmly by these presents dated April 16th 1894.

Now the conditions of the above obligation are such that if the Said Pernel Chapman Shall well and truly & faithfully perform & discharge all the duties incumbent on him as the administrator of the Succession of Lorin Chapman Decd. & pay over and accept for all monies that may come into his hands as administrator of the said Succession Then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

Witness

P. Chapman
Jno W. Settoon 250.00
W.H. Gayle 150.00
H.T. Starns 300.00
J.C. Tate 200.00
Wm. Gayle 200.00
C.L. Gayle 130.00

Oath of Administrator

State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
16th Judl. Dist. Court
Succession of Lorin Chapman

I Pernel Chapman do solemnly swear that I will well and truly do and perform all and singular the duties incumbent upon me as the administrator of the Succession of Lorin Chapman Decd. to the best of my ability & understanding. So help me God.

P. Chapman

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 31st April 1894.

M. Cooper
Dy. Clk.

Know all by these presents that I have this day qualified confirmed Pernel Chapman as administrator of the Succession of Lorin Chapman Decd. & that full faith & credit ought & should be given to all his act as such.

Given under my hand and seal of Office the 21st day of April 1894.

M. Cooper
Dy. Clk.

Application for Sale of property to pay Debts

To the Hon. R.R. Reid Judge of the 16th Judicial Dist. Court Parish of Livingston Louisiana.

The petition of Pernel Chapman administr [sic] of the Succession of Lorin Chapman deceased & on the docket of your Court with respect represents That the deceased left debts due owing and unpaid and that there is no money on hand with which to pay same and a sale of the moveable and immoveable property of the deceased as per inventory with which to raise money is necessary and proper and should be ordered.

P. Chapman

Wherefore the premises considered petitioner Prays for an order authorizing and commanding the sale of said property as per inventory and according to law and he prays for cost and general relief.

J.A. Reid
Atty.

Pernel Chapman administr. sworn says all the facts and allegations of the above and foregoing Petitions are true and correct.

Pernel Chapman

Sworn to & subscribed before me this Aug 8th 1894.

T.S. _?_wick
Clk.

Order

Let the property of Lorin Chapman deceased sell as prayed for inventoried in his Succession and let a commission issue to the Sheriff of Livingston Parish authorizing and commissioning him to sell the property Said Succession of Said deceased as per inventory after due advertisement & according to law to pay debts. Sept 3rd 1894.

R.R. Reid
Judge of the 16th Judl.
Dist. of La.

Commission to Sell

State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
16th Judl. Dist. Court

Succession of Lorin Chapman Decd.

To C.H. Miller Sheriff.

You are hereby commanded in the name of the State of Louisiana and of the 16th Judicial District Court Said Parish and State to proceed to advertise for sale to sell at public auction at the late residence of the deceased for cash to pay debts all the property real and personal belonging to Said Succession and abstract of Inventory being hereto annexed and that you make due returns of the manner in which you shall have executed the same according to law. Given under my Official Signature and Seal fo Office this 4th day of Sept. 1894.

M. Cooper
Depty. Clerk

Abstract of Inventory

State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
16th Judl. Dist. Court
Succession of Lorin Chapman
Abstract of Inventory

1st 160 acres Land being the undivided ½ of the James Richardson Tract N ½ of Sec 7 T8 R6 East $200.00

2nd 186 76/100 acres of land in the Parish of Livingston Tangipahoa being E ½ of NE ¼ Sec 1 T5R6E & NW fractional ¼ Sec 6 T5R7E $233.45

3rd 60 Acres in Tangipahoa Parish being NE ¼ of NE ¼ Sec 33 and E ½ of NE ¼ of SE ¼ Sec 28 T6S R8E $60.00

4th One Horse 30.00

5th 75 Head of Cattle 375.00

6th Note against J.P. Davis 6.00

7 1 Harrow .7?

8 1 Cotton Scraper .2?

9 4 Bed Steads 12.00

10 1 Matrass 2.00

11 3 Pr Blankets 3.00

12 1 White Spread .50

13 1 Pr Pillow Shams .50

14 3 Pillow .75

15 10 Old Chairs 1.00

16 2 Bureaux 4.00

17 1 Armoir 3.00

18 1 Dining ___?___ ___?___ Dining Table .50

19 1 ___?___ Looking glass .75

20 1 Thermometer .25

21 1 Small Table .50

22 1 Lot Books 1.00

23 1 Safe .50

24 3 Traps .75

25 1 Lot Tools 5.00

26 2 Pr Scales .75

27 2 And Irons .25

28 1 Sausage Grinder .25

29 2 Cane Knives .50

30 1 Wash Pot 1.00

31 1 Grind Stone .25

32 1 Copper Kettle .25

33 1 Reap Hook .25

A true abstract of the original Inventory on file in Clerk of Livingston Parish This 4 day of Sept. 1894.

M. Cooper
Dy. Clk. & Recorder

Transcribers note: Lorin Chapman is my 3g-grandfather. He was born in either CT or MA 22 May 1809, died in Livingston Parish, LA 9 Oct 1893. He married Caroline Prentice in Ashtabula Co., 30 Jun 1835. They moved to Livingston Parish, LA by the federal census of 1840. He lived out his life and raised his family in the Springfield area of Livingston Parish. His parents may be John Chapman and Clarissa Johnson, but I'm still seeking records that will either prove or disprove this theory.

Citation:

Lorin Chapman succession, Livingston Parish succession file no. 153, Clerk of Court's Office, Livingston, Louisiana, microfilm no. 335924, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.


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