The following is a full, fair and
complete inventory and appraisement
of all the community property of
Jinsy Bittick and Jonathan Bittick
dec'd Said Jonathan resided & died in this
641 acres of land headright [*see below] of John Caruthers
and valued at $2500
120 acres of land headright of Elisha
Pruitts and Situated in Burnett
1 yoke of oxen valued at $35
13 head of cattle valued at $52
23 head of Sheep $23
3 head of horses $100 [?]
2 old buggy valued $35
1 old wagon $10
40 bushels of wheat valued at $40
200 bushels of corn valued at $80
We the undersigned have valued the above property
pointed out to us by Jinsy Bittick and the valuation
affixed to said property is the true value of the same
to the best of our knowledge and belief
Sworn to subscribed James J. Marcus
to before me this 1st March G. J. Ashabranner
1870 J. B. Napier W. H. Ashabranner
J. P. W. C. [Justice of the Peace, Williamson County]
At the time of the death of the said
Jonathan he had twenty dollars on hand and
that amount was paid to Dr. Royston [see below] for medi
cal aid in his last sickness and I paid
gomery the sum of three and 80/100 dollars for articles
to bury said Jonathan with and I have collected
from Capt. M. N. Grant the sum of two hundred
and nine dollars on a note due said Jonathan
since his death and there is due said estate a
note of forty five dollars, dated _____ and due
_______ executed by John & Mary T. Madds
and the above above (sic) and foregoing is a full fair
and complete inventory and list of the property
and claims of myself and the said Jonathan decd
and that it is all community property having
[been acquired since our marriage and that I]
am the surviving widow of said Jonathan
and had been married to him about 44 years
and he died on or about
Jonathan has no separate property to my knowledge.
Sworn to & Subscribed before me this the
____ day of Feb [?] AD 1872[?] J. B. Napier
J. P. W. C.
Courtesy of Dorothy L. Miller
The Chisolm Trail, Vol 1, No. 2 Oct 1983 "Round Rock Medical
Doctors - 1838 - 1983." The list includes Dr. T. W. Royston - 1886.
From 1870 census, Williamson County (as transcribed in The
Chisolm Trail, Vol 5, #2, Fall 1985, p. 82): Dwelling 700, Royston, Tom age 36 male white Physician $600/300 born VA; Matilda 35 f w Keeping House VA.
*From the Archives and Records Division, Texas General Land Office:
First Class Headright: Issued to those who arrived before March 2, 1836. Heads of families were eligible for one league and one labor while single men were eligible for 1/3 league.
Second Class Headright: Issued to those who arrived between March 2, 1836 and October 1, 1837. Heads of families were eligible for 1280 acres while single men were eligible for 640 acres.
Third Class Headright: Issued to those who arrived between October 1, 1837 and January 1, 1840. Heads of families were eligible for 640 acres while single men were eligible for 320 acres.
Fourth Class Headright: Issued to those who arrived between January 1, 1840 and January 1, 1842. The amounts issued were the same as for a third class headright with the added requirement that ten acres be cultivated.