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William Bittick (born 1799) Probate File, Transcription

Bold = Names and dates    Bold italics = signatures    (sic) = as it appears in document

St. Louis County, Missouri, Probate Case #732, filed 1826

Copy courtesy of Mary Bittick Gallano; file is also located at the Missouri Office of the Secretary of State, St. Louis Probate Court Digitization Project: 1802 - 1900

Item 1:  Administrator's Bond

Know all men by these presents, That I, George Smith as principal, and we, John C. Graves and William Triplett as securities, are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the full and just sum of five hundred dollars, to the payment whereof well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, and assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated, St. Louis, this Second day of October 1826.

    THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION IS SUCH, That if the above bounded [?] George Smith, Administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of William Bittick deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels, lands, tenements, rights and credits, of the said deceased, which have come to the hands or possession or knowledge of him, the said George Smith, or into the hands or possession of any other persons for         , and the same, so made, do return and exhibit in the office of the clerk of the Probate Court for the county of St. Louis, within such times, and in such manner as is, or may be prescribed by law; and all and singular the moneys, goods, chattels, lands and tenements, rights and credits, of the said deceased, accruing from, or arising out of his estate, which shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of the said George Smith shall well and truly administer according to law, and pay the debts of the said deceased as far as his assets will extend and the law direct; and, further, make, or cause to be made, just and true accounts of his said administration, and make due and proper settlements thereof, from time to time, according to law, or the order, sentence or decree of any court having competent jurisdiction; and shall, moreover, well and truly do and perform all other matters and things, touching the said administration, as are, or shall provided by law, or enjoined on him by the order, sentence, or decree of any court having competent jurisdiction; then this obligation to be void, and of no effect, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

Thos. Masin[?]                                                                    George Smith  L. S.

Recorded October 2nd 1826 Book A                                John C. Graves L. S.

page 91. of which I certify                                                    William Triplett  L. S.

 M. P. Ledue, J. Prob.

 

    This day personally appeared before me, the undersigned, Judge of the Probate Court, for the county of St. Louis, the undersigned George Smith who, being by me duly sworn, upon his oath say that to the best of his knowledge there are heirs of William Bittick deceased now in being to wit Parmelia his widow and Thomas Bittick the son of the said deceased and that to the best of his knowledge, that the said deceased died without a will, as far as he knows and believes; and that he will well and truly administer all and singular the goods and chattels, lands and tenements, rights and credits, of the said deceased, and pay his debts, as far as the assets which may come to his hands will extend, and the law direct; and that he will make a true and perfect inventory of all the goods and chattels, rights and credits, of the said deceased, and account for and pay over, according to law, all assets which shall come to his hands, possession or knowledge.

        Sworn to and subscribed before me, this                                        George Smith

        2nd day of October 1826

                    M. P. Ledue

                                    J. Prob.

                                                                                        Recorded as above

                                                                                        M. P. Ledue J. P.


Item 2:

Received St. Louis October 2nd 1826 of George Smith adm of William Bittick dec

Two Dollars 62 1/2 /100 for the grant } issue }  record } letter of admr drawing __ } record } and 

file } bond-oath } admr } and file oath certifte[?] relating to said estate.

                                                                            M. P. Ledue    J. Prob.


Item 3:  Inventory of Property, Part 1

An Inventory of the property of William Bittick

Deces'd

["Do" = ditto]

one small Box of tools
one Curry Comb
 do      do  Comb
one Tomahawk
one Door Lock
Two Clouices [?]
one Coffee Mill
Some Raw deerskins & Coopers Croup[?]
one rawhide rope
 ________ rope [Do  Do = one rawhide?]
one Cedar pail
one Cedar Churn
one lot of Vessels
one pair of Double trees
one pair of horse gear
one pair of saddle Bags Leather
one Raw rope and line
one pair of weighing Skales
one handsaw
one falling Axe
[one quart Measure tin--line not copied]

Item 3:  Inventory of Property, Part 2

one Cast Skillet
one Do [Ditto] Dutch oven
one empty Barrel
one lot of Cupboard ware
one Rifle gun and apparatus
one Barshears or farming plow
one Mans Saddle
one Side or Womans Saddle
one Blind Bridle
one Bed and beding
one Bedstead bed and beding
one pair of Cotton Cards
one foot wheel
one underbed
one pided Cow & Calf
one Red Cow and Calf
one red Heiffer
one white Do [Ditto]
one white Steer
one Red Do [Ditto]
one Bull
one Sorrel Mare and bridle
one dark bay Mare
one lot of Corn 25 Bshls
one  Do      Do      Do
one  Do      Do      Do
 

Item 3:  Inventory of Property, Part 3

one  Do      Do      Do
one  Do      Do      Do
one  Do      Do      Do
one lot of Hogs
one Washing Tub
Three pair of Scissors
one jug
Two pair of Scissors
one Small Chair
one Bell
one large Chair
one Sorrel Mare
one under bed

State of Missouri County of St. Louis _____

            I George Smith Administrator of the estate of William Bittick

deceased, do swear that the foregoing inventory contains a correct list of

the goods, chattels, moneys and effects, books, papers and evidence of debt or

of title to any estate real and personal of the estate of said deceased

the wearing appearel (sic) of the deceased and of the widow and child

only execpted (sic), the debts appearing to be due, there being no real

estate or Slave belonging to said deceased and that I was not

in any wise indebted to said deceased at the time of his death

                Sworn to & Subscribed

before me Novr. 29th 1826                George Smith

        M. P. Ledue   J. Prob.


Item 4, Estate Sale, part 1

Bill of the Sale of the Articles, goods and

Chattles, Sold on the 11th day of Feby 1825 (sic) at the Sale of William Bittick, Dec'd

  $ Cts
James Votaw to one Small box of Tools 00 37 1/2
James Votaw to one Curry comb   12 1/2
Isaac Hildebrand to one Curry Comb   12 1/2
Eber Terrel to one Tomahawk   12 1/2
James Votaw to one Door Lock 01 00
John McGwire to two Clevaces 01 50
Pamela Bittick to one Coffeemill   50
George Smith to Some deerskins and a Coopers crocos[?]   56 1/4
Eber Terrel to one rawhide rope    75
James Votaw to one rawhide rope   1 15 1/2
Isaac Hildebrand to one Cedar pail    51
George Smith to one Cedar Churn 01 12 1/2
Pamela Bittick to a lot of Vessels 02 00
John Hannah to one pair of Doubletrees 01 33 1/4
Benjamin Mason to one pair of gear 02 00
Benjamin Mason to one pair of Saddlebags and leather   81 1/2
Benjamin Mason to one of raw rope and line   64__
James Green to one pair of weighing scales 02 50
James Votaw to one handsaw 01 __

Item 4, Estate Sale, part 2

  $ Cts
Isaac Hildebrand to one falling Axe 01 00
Eber Terrel to one tin quart measure   12 1/2
Eber Terrel to one cast Skillet  1 00
Pamela Bittick to one Dutch oven  1 00
James Votaw to one empty Barrel   52
Pamela Bittick to Some Cupboardware   5_
Christopher Pyeatt to one rifle gun and Apparatus 10 __
Isaac Votaw to one barshear or farming plow 03 7__
Hyram Smith to one Mans Saddle 04 62 1/2
Pamela Bittick to one Womans Saddle 04 00
Robert Musick to one blind bridle 01 31 1/4
James Votaw to one bed and bedding 10 75
Pamela Bittick to one bedsteadbed & Bedding 13 00
Pamela Bittick to one pair Cotton Cards 01 25
Pamela Bittick to one foot Wheel 02 50
Pamela Bittick to one under bed   50
James Votaw to one under bed   62 1/2
Pamela Bittick t one pided Cow and Calf 08 00
Christopher Shoults to one red Cow and Calf 08 50
William Hooper to one red Heiffer 04 00
[Henry Scroggins] to one white Heiffer 05 62
[Isaac Hildebrand to one white Steer--line did not copy] 07 12 1/2

Item 4, Estate Sale, part 3

[part of Cents column did not copy]

  $ Cts
William Hooper to one red Steer  8 12
Isaac Hildebrand to one Bull 08 00
Pamela Bittick to one Sorrel mare & bridle 40 00
John Smith to one Sorrel mare & bridle 43 00
Nathaniel Bacon to one dark bay mare 18 00
George Smith to one lot of Corn 25 bus,ls per lot 05 5_
George Smith  Do             Do           Do       Do 0_ __
Christopher Shoults to    Do        Do      Do     Do 06 00
Peter Green to                 Do        Do      Do     Do 06 00
Isaac Votaw to                 Do        Do      Do     Do 05 5_
Henry Votaw to                Do        Do       Do    Do 06 2_
Pamela Bittick to one lot of hogs  _ 0_
Robert Musick to one washing tub   5_
Robert Musick to three pair of Scissors   5_
Isaac Votaw to one jug   __
Isaac Hildebrand to two pair of Scissors   2_
Pamela Bittick to small setting Chair   6_
Pamela Bittick to one Bell 01 2_
James Green to one sitting Chair __ __

$250.76 3/4

Item 4, Estate Sale, part 4

I John C. Graves do solemnly swear that the foregoing

list of sale contains a true account of the sale made

by George Smith             of the personal property

of William Bittick deceased on the 11th day of Feby

in the year of our Lord eighteen Hundred & twenty

five (sic).  So help me God        John C. Graves Clerk

 

State of Missouri    }

County of St. Louis } 

Sworn to and subscribed before me

the undersigned a justice

the peace within and for said

County of St. Louis this 30th day

of September 1826

                                    Thomas Mason J. Peace

 

Wm Bittick

Sales

filed 29th Novr 1826

M. P. Ledue J. Prob.

 

State of Missouri    }

County of St. Louis }   SS

        I John C. Graves do Swear that I am not interested[?] 

as heir or device of William Bittick

deceased and that the foregoing list contains a true account of the

Sales made by the administrator to wit George Smith at the 

time therein specified at which sales I acted as clerk

                                                                    John C. Graves

Sworn to & Subscribed 

before me Novr 29th 1826

            M. P. Ledue J. Prob


Item 5

March 9th 1827 Recd of Mr. George Smith admr

of William Bittick decd thirty seven 1/2 cents for swearing

and certifying the affidavit of John C. Graves

Clerk at the sale of the property of said

decd                                    Thos. Mason


Item 6

                                                                    COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS

THE STATE OF MISSOURI,

                            To the Sheriff of St. Louis County---GREETING:

YOU are hereby commanded to notify George Smith administrator of William Bittick deceased, that he be and appear before the Justices of our County Court, at the next term thereof, to be held at the City of St. Louis, within and for the County of St. Louis, on the first Monday of May next, then and there to make settlement of his accounts, as administrator as aforesaid: and have you then there this writ.

            WITNESS, Henry Chouteau, Clerk of our said Court, at office, this 7th day of March 1828

                                                                                                        Henry Chouteau, Clerk.


Item 7

George Smith

W. Bittick

 

Execute this amt on George Smith April 1, 1828 by _____

to paid [?] the same

        _____ $-50                                    R. Simpson Dept[?]


Item 8

Received of George Smith Administrator of

The Estate of William Bittick Decd the

Sum of four Dollars __ [0?] Cents

for Keeping of Said Bitticks Child I Say

Recd by me April 2nd, 1828        Wm Inks

Test  ____  _____


Item 9

Received of George Smith Administrator

of the Estate of William Bittick Decd the

Sum of Ninty five Dollars and thirty Nine

Cents in Part of my Dowery of Said Estate

I Say Recd by me this April the 3rd 1828

   Test                                                   Permela X Pyatt her mark

   Diederich Schultze                         Late widow Bittick


Item 10

Received of George Smith Administrator

of the Estate of William Bittick Decd the

Sum of two Dollars for Keeping Said Bitticks

Child I Say Recd by me April the 2nd 1828

Test                                       Robert Musick

        John C. Graves


Item 11

Received of George Smith Administrator

of the Estate of William Bittick Decd the

Sum of Two Dollars and Eighty Cents I Say

Recd by me April 1st 1828        Hyrum  X  Smith his mark

Test

Diederick Schultze


Item 12

George Smith  } 

        adm            }       Citation to May Term 1828

Wm Bittick        }       Shft [sheriff] fee for Service        50 ct

Recd of Geo Smith fifty cents the amt of the

above fee                                           R. Simpson   Shft


Item 13

Geo Smith

        ~

Wm Bittick Est.

#734

Executed on Saml Jump ___[Jany?] 24[?], 18__

by reading to him the Same

                                    R. Simpson[?] Shff [? Sheriff?]

                                    by J. Brotherton[?] Dshff [? Deputy Sheriff?]

fee $ .50[?]

paid by Geo Smith


Item 14

                                                                                County of St. Louis, sct.

THE STATE OF MISSOURI,

                      To the Sheriff of St. Louis County---Greeting:

        YOU are hereby commanded to summon Samuel Jump that, setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person before the Justices of our County Court, on the first Monday of February next at the hour of ten in the forenoon, at the City of St. Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say in certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court, wherein George Smith is Plaintiff, and the Estate of William Bittick is Defendant, on the part of the plaintiff; and have you then there this writ.

                                                Witness, Henry Chouteau, Clerk of our said County

                                                Court, at the City of St. Louis, this twenty second

                                                day of December in the year of our Lord, one

                                                thousand eight hundred and twenty eight

                                                                                Henry Chouteau, CLERK.


Item 15

                                    Republican Office, St. Louis, February 3rd 1829

            Received of George Smith administrator of William Bittick decd

four dollars and fifty cents for publishing notice of final settlement

of estate of said decd

                                                                                Charles A. Paschall [?]


Item 16

Notice is hereby given,

            To all person concerned or interested in the estate of William Bittick late of St. Louis county, deceased, that at the next term of the County Court, for the county of St. Louis, to be holden on the first Monday of November, or at the succeeding term I will apply for a final settlement of said estate.

                                                                    George Smith

                                                                                    Administrator


Item 17

Geo. Smith          }        Saml Jump claims Two days

Wm Bittick Est    }        attendance as a witness                1.00

                                        34 miles travel __                            1.70 

        summons on part of plantiff                                           $2.70

Sworn to and Subscribed before me                    Samuel Jump

in open Court  3 Febr, 1829

            Henry Chouteau  clerk


Item 18

George Smith Admr       } 

of William Bittick decd    }       To Henry Chouteau Clek of the County Court of St. Louis County the

1829 Feby Term        To filing 2 papers 12 1/2 c  -  2 subpoenas 37 1/2                     $ .50

                                      appearance  6 1/4  -  Judgment 10                                                  .16 1/4

                                       abstract of same                                                                              0.03

                                 appearance 6 1/4 Judgment 10 abstract of same 3,  4 oaths  26       .31

                                                                                                                                                 $1.12 1/2

                                            Received payment in full

                                                                        Henry Chouteau Clerk


Item 19

                                                                            COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS

THE STATE OF MISSOURI

                        To the Sheriff of St. Louis County---Greeting:

        YOU are herby commanded to notify George Smith Administrator of William Bittick, that he be and appear before the Justices of our County Court, at the next term thereof, to be held at the City of St. Louis, within and for the County of St. Louis, on the first Monday of August next, then and there to make settlement of his accounts, as Administrator as aforesaid: and have you then there this writ.

        WITNESS, Henry Chouteau, Clerk of our said Court, at office, this first day of June 1829.

                                                                                Henry Chouteau Clerk


Item 20

George Smith Admr

of William Bittick ds'

Citation to 

August Term 1829

fee 50c

Executed this writ on George Smith

July 8th 1829 By his Reading the same

                            R. Simpson Sheriff

                            Jas Brotherton DpShff


Item 21

Received of George Smith Administrator of the

Estate of William Bittick Decd the sum of five Dollars

Being the Ballance (sic) of my Right of Dower of the

Said Estate I Say Recd by me this 30th of July 1829

Test                                                Pamela ____ [Pyatt?] Late

Diederick Schultze                        Pa__ela Bittick


Item 22

St. Louis, Augt 3, 1829  Received of George Smith

fifty cents for the service of citation on Said

Smith as[?] adr Bittick.

                                            R Simpson Sff


Item 23

George Smith adm of William Bittick Nov Term 1829

Balance on hand at

Last Settlement

May term 1828

 

$138.77
1829 Novr Term 1828 Bll [forward?] estate as per[forma?]   116.94 1/2
Clk's -- fees of final settlement       2.    
____ To Geo: Smith Guardian

              of Thomas Bittick

   114.94 1/2

 

Ca      
 1 Receipt of Pamela Pyatt $   5 00
 2 fee bill      1 12 1/2
 3 for publication      4 50
 4 for Citation   50
 5 for Sam. Jump      2 70
 6 for Supena (sic)   60
 7 for Citation   50
 8 for Second Publication      4  
 9 for John McGyre      3  
  Bll forward estate Novr 7, 1829  116 94 1/2
     138 77

Item 24

_____ __ ___ _____ ____ four Dollars and

Twenty five Cents

                            Received of George Smith

                            Administrator of the Estate William

                            Bittic_  ___[deceased?] the Sum of two Dollars

                            and Seventy five Cent the Ballance (sic)

                            of the within Note

                                                            Jo[hn?] Mc G____[McGuire or McGwire?]

        Witness

        John C. Graves

 

Filed 3 Novr 1829

Henry Chouteau Clerk


Item 25

on or before the twenty fifth of December

next I promis to pay John Mc____[McGuire or McGwire?]

seven dollars in Cash it being for

value Receiv as witness my hand

this the twenty fifth of September

                                    Wm Bittick

Recorded in open court seven dollars

placed in the 7th Class

                                    M. P. Ledue  J. P.


Item 26

George Smith admr of Wm Bittick, in acct. with

the estate of said Wm. deceased

                                                                    The estate Creditor

By amount of the proceeds of Sales 251.76 3/4 }
           "       of moneys collected     9.56 1/4 }  261.33

                                                                    The estate Debtor

No. 1 The widow Permela Pyatt late widow Bittick $ 95.39  
       2 Robert Musick       2.00  
       3 Hyrum Smith       2. "  
       4 R. Simpson Shff        " .50  
       5 M. P. Ledue J. Prob.        2.62 1/2  
       6 Thomas Mason         ".37 1/2  } 261/33
       7 William Inks         4. "     138.77
  comm on [commission?]       15.67     122.56
          21.17  
  Balance paid the estate     138.77  

Test                                                                                            George      Smith adr  

M. P. Ledue                                                                                          his mark


Item 27

Nov 2nd 1829 Recd of George Smith 50 cents for Service of

a Citation to May term of the St. Louis County Court 1829

                                                        R. Simpson Sheff

                                                        By J.[?] S.[?] Brotherton Dbty


Item 28

                    Republican Office, St. Louis, November 3rd 1829.

Received of Mr. George Smith administrator of William Bittick decd

four dollars for publishing notice of final settlement

of estate                                                Charles A. Paschall [?]


Filed 3 Novr 1829

Henry Chouteau, Clerk

 

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