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Drury Spraggs Huffines

Guardianship of Walton and Percy

Jackson County, Tennessee

Notes: This Guardianship arrangement came about after the death of Samuel G. Richardson, maternal grandfather of wards, in 1891. At Samuel’s death, Percy and Walton stood to inherit their deceased mother, Freedona A. Richardson Huffines’, portion of the sizeable estate. Walton Huffines was inadvertently called Walter in these proceedings, as he was in many other older records in which he appears. This record is located on Roll # 84, housed at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, copies of which I currently have in my possession.

 

November 7, 1892

Guardian Bond

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Walter and Percy

Guardian Book B, page 257

State of Tennessee--Jackson County

We, D. S. Hufhines, as principle, I. W. Richardson, M. J. Dixon, and J. C. Ray are held and firmly bound to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of Five Hundred Dollars. Witness our hands and seals this 7th day of Nov A. D. 1892.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound D. S. Hufhines has been appointed Guardian of G. P. and Walter Hufhines minor heirs of F. A. Hufhines deceased.

Now, if the said D. S. Hufhines shall well and truly perform the duties which are or may be required of him by law as such Guardian then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain full force and virtue.

Acknowledged and approved in open Court this 7th day of Nov 1892. - L. K. Smith, Judge.

Signed: D. S. Hufhines (Seal)

I. W. Richardson (Seal)

M. J. Dixon (Seal)

J. C. Ray

To D. S. Hufhines a Citizen of Jackson County:

Whereas, It appearing to the County Court of said County that G. P. Hufhines and Walter Hufhines minors. And the Court being satisfied as to your right to the Guardianship of said minor, and you having given bond and qualified according to law, and the Court having ordered that Letters of Guardianship be issued to you:

You are therefore Authorized, to take into your possession for the use and benefit of said wards the profits of the lands. Tenements. And hereditaments belonging to them, and also the goods chattels and other personal estate of the said wards: to bring such suits or actions in relation thereto as may be deemed necessary; to return to the next Court after the date hereof, a statement on oath of all the estate which shall have come into your hands or possession; to exhibit annually an account of the profits and disbursements thereof; to return a new list of the estate of said wards two years from the date hereof; and to renew your bond as such, and to faithfully perform all the duties required of you by law in relation to said Guardianship, and upon the arrival at full age, or sooner, if required, to make final settlement thereof; to deliver and pay to the person lawfully authorized to receive same, the final residue of said estate, including the profits arising therefrom. HEREIN FAIL NOT.

Witness, J. H. Chaffin, Clerk of said Court, at office, this 7th day of Nov 1892, and the 117th year of American Independence.

Signed: J. H. Chaffin, Clerk

 

 

 

March 26, 1895

Guardian Report

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Walter and Percy Hufhines

Report of D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Walter and Percy Hufhines, minor heirs of F. A. Hufhines, deceased, of moneys received due said heirs since last report, as follows:

1 Dec 1893 - I received from the Court of Chancery County, in the case of I. W. Richardson vs. R. D. Sircy, et al. Amount:

79.40

29 Oct 1894 - I received from the Court of Chancery Court, Jackson County in the same case as above. Amount:

94.34

Total

173.75

 

The above is all that has ever come to my hands belonging or due to said minors.

Respectfully submitted: D. S. Hufhines.

Comes D. S. Hufhines and makes oath in due form of law that the above report is true and subscribed this aft. Before me this March 26, 1895.

D. S. Hufhines

A. H. Brooks, Clerk

 

 

 

March 26, 1895

Affidavit Report

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Walter and Percy Hufhines

State of Tennessee, Jackson County

Personally appeared before me the undersigned D. S. Huffhines, Guardian for Percy and Walter Huffhines, who makes oath in due form of law that he employed Jno. S. Jenkins as agent and attorney for the minors to look after and estate due the heirs in Baltimore, Maryland which I have a hope of recovering for them, the said Jenkins paying said amount to an attorney for said purpose and that he paid $5.00 to said Jenkins for the purpose of defraying the expenses incident to recovery of their claim but failed to take Jenkins receipt for same. This payment was made on or about October 15, 1894. Guardian subscribed this affidavit before me this March 26, 1895.

Signed: D. S. Hufhines

 

 

 

April Term Jackson County TN Court - 1895

Settlement Account

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Walter and Percy Hufhines

I, W. H. Brooks, Clerk of the County Court of Jackson County, Tennessee have this day March 26, 1895, proceeded to make a Guardian Settlement with D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Percy and Walter Hufhines, minor heirs of F. A. Hufhines, dec’d and state an account of the same all of which is respectfully submitted to the April term County Court 1895.

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian

To amount received from Clk of Chancery Court in case of Richardson vs. Sircy dated Dec 1, 1893

79.40

Interest on same from Dec 1, 1893 to Dec 1, 1894

4.76

Total principle and interest to Dec 1, 1894

84.16

To amount received from Clk of Chancery Court in case of Richardson vs. Sircy dated Oct 29, 1894

94.35

Interest on same from Oct 29, 1984 to Dec 1, 1894

.47

Total principle and interest to Dec 1, 1894

94.82

Total principle and interest to Dec 1, 1894

178.98

 

 

Credits Allowed Guardian

By one receipt from J. H. Chaffin, Clk for costs of Bored (sic) Letters of Guardianship & c dated Nov 7, 1892

3.25

Interest on same from Nov 7, 1892 to Dec 1, 1894

.39

Total principle and interest to Dec 1, 1894

3.64

By receipt of C. B. Ray, Constable in full of execution in case of J. H. Chaffin vs. D. S. Hufhines, Guardian, dated Jan 25, 1895

3.35

By amount paid to J. S. Jenkins agent and attorney for purpose of defraying expenses of looking after claim of estate due wards in Baltimore [Maryland] dated Oct 15, 1894

5.00

By amount allowed Guardian for his services up to present time

10.00

By costs of W. H. Brooks, Clerk, For making this settlement (3.00), Filing same (.25), Record same (.40), 1 docket (.10), enter motion to confirm report (.25), order confirmation (.25), record (.25), 1 docket on report (.10)

5.60

Total credits

27.24

Recapitulation:

Total amount of charges

178.94

By amount of credits

37.24

Bal due by Guardian Dec 1, 1894

151.70

 

All of which is respectfully submitted to the April term 1895 County Court. - W. H. Brooks, Clk.

 

 

 

March 26, 1896

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Walter and Percy Hufhines - Settlement

 

I, W. H. Brooks, Clerk of the County Court of Jackson County, Tennessee have on this March 26, 1896, proceeded to make a Guardian Settlement with D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Percy and Walter Hufhines, minor heirs of F. A. Hufhines, dec’d and state an account of the same all of which is respectfully submitted to the April term County Court 1896.

To account in hands of Guardian on last settlement (Guardian Book “B”, page 280-1)

151.70

Interest on same from Mar 26, 1895 to Mar 26, 1896

9.10

Total principle and interest to Mar 26, 1896

160.80

 

Credits Allowed Guardian

By one receipt from R. D. Sircy, Constable, for taxes for the year 1892. The wards part of taxes due on the S. G. Richardson, dec’d estate dated Jul 8, 1893

1.35

Interest on same from Jul 8, 1893 to Mar 26, 1896

.22

Total principle and interest to date

1.57

By one receipt from W. L. Dixon for tuition in full for Percy Huffines dated Jun 1st, 1895

3.35

Interest on same from Jun 1, 1895 to Mar 26, 1896

.16

Total principle and interest to date

3.51

By one receipt from W. L. Dixon for tuition for Walter Huffhines dated Jun 1st, 1895

3.35

Interest on same from Jun 1st, 1895 to Mar 26, 1896

.16

Total principle and interest to date

3.51

By amount allowed Guardian for his services & c

5.00

By W. H. Brooks, Clerk, for making this settlement (2.00), filing (.25), order to confirm (.25), order to record (.25), recording (.30), Docket (.10), taking renewal bonds (1.00), order to copy (.25), confirm same (.25), docket (.10)

4.75

Total

18.39

Recapitulation:

Total amount of charges

160.80

Total amount of credits

18.39

Balance due wards

142.41

 

 

 

 

 

April 11, 1896

Guardian Renewal Bond

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Walter and Percy Hufhines

State of Tennessee--Jackson County

Guardian Book B, page 301

We, D. S. Huffhines, Principle, are held and firmly bound to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of Three Hundred Dollars. Witness our hands and seals this 11th day of April 1896.

The Condition of the above Obligation is such that whereas the above bound D. S. Huffhines has been appointed Guardian of Percey & Walter Hufhines minor heirs of F. A. Hufhines, deceased.

Now, if the said D. S. Huffhines shall well and truly perform the duties which are or may be required of him by law as such Guardian then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain full force and virtue.

Acknowledged and approved in open Court this 11th day of April. - Marion Harris, Judge.

Signed: D. S. Hufhines (Seal)

J. T. Forkum (Seal)

T. J. Hufhines (Seal)

 

 

 

April Term 1897, County Court

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Walter and Percy Hufhines - Settlement

Guardian Book B, Page 345

I, W. H. Brooks, Clerk of the County Court of Jackson County, Tennessee have on this March 26, 1897 proceeded to make a Guardian Settlement with D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Percy and Walter Hufhines, minor heirs of F. A. Hufhines, dec’d and state an account of the same all of which is respectfully submitted to the April term County Court 1897.

To account in hands of Guardian on last settlement (Guardian Book “B”, page 316)

142.41

Interest on same from Mar 26, 1896 to Mar 26, 1897

8.54

Total Principle and interest to Mar 26, 1897

150.95

 

 

Credits Allowed Guardian

By one receipt from J. T. Draper dated Nov 11, 1896 for tuition for wards

6.35

Interest on same to Mar 26, 1897

.14

Total principle and interest to Mar 26, 1897

6.49

By one receipt from R. H. Cantrell for tuition for wards dated Dec 22, 1896

3.00

Interest on same from Dec 22, 1896 to Mar 26, 1897

.05

Total principle and interest to Mar 26, 1897

3.05

By amount allowed Guardian for his services

5.00

By amount allowed County Clerk, W. H. Broosk, for making settlement (1.50), filing settlement (.20), docket (.10), ordered to record (.25), recording settlement (.25), order to confirm settlement (.25)

2.55

7.55

Total

17.09

Recapitulation:

To amount of charges

150.95

By amount of credits

17.09

Balance in hands of guardian

133.86

 

 

March 14, 1898

Guardian Renewal Bond

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Walter and Percy Hufhines

State of Tennessee--Jackson County

Guardian Book B, page 334

We, D. S. Hufhines, as principle, and S. H. Carver are held and firmly bound to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of Three Hundred Dollars. Witness our hands and seals this 14th day of March A. D. 1898.

The Condition of the above Obligation is such that whereas the above bound D. S. Hufhines has been appointed Guardian of Walter & Percy Hufhines minor heirs of F. A. Hufhines deceased.

Now, if said D. S. Hufhines shall well and truly perform the duties which are or may be required of him by law as such Guardian, then this obligation to be voided, otherwise to remain full force and virtue.

Acknowledged and approved in Open Court this ________ day of ________ 18__.

Signed: D. S. Hufhines (Seal)

S. H. Carver (Seal)

M. H. Draper (Seal)

 

 

 

April Term 1898, County Court

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Walter and Percy Hufhines - Settlement

Guardian Book B, Page 380

 

I, W. H. Brooks, Clerk of the County Court of Jackson County, Tennessee have on this March 26, 1898 proceeded to make a Settlement with D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Percy and Walter Hufhines, minor heirs of F. A. Hufhines, dec’d and state an account of the same all of which is respectfully submitted to the April term County Court 1897.

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian

To amount of charges from Guardian Book “B”, page 345

142.41

Interest on same from Mar 26, 1897 to Mar 26, 1898

8.03

Total principle and interest to Mar 26, 1898

141.89

 

 

Credits Allowed Guardian

By one receipt of Frank Richmond dated Jan 31, 1898 for board at school, Flynn’s Lick, for Percy

5.50

By one receipt of Frank Richmond dated Mar 6, 1898 in full for board for Percy

8.25

By one receipt of A. R. Dean dated Frb 18, 1898 for grades & c for Percy

10.25

By amount paid W. L. Dixon for tuition at Flynn’s Lick from Jan 4, 1898 to Mar 11, 1898 for Percy

4.10

By amount allowed Guardian for his services since last settlement

5.00

By amount allowed County Clerk, W. H. Brooks, for making settlement (1.50), filing settlement (.25), Docket (.10), ordered to record (.25), recording settlement (.20), ordered to confirm settlements (.25)

1.55

Total amount of credits

37.50

Recapitulation:

To amount of charges

141.89

By amount of credits

37.50

Balance in hands of Guardian

104.39

 

 

 

 

April Term 1899, County Court

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Walter and Percy Hufhines - Settlement

Guardian Book B, Page 428

 

I, W. H. Brooks, Clerk of the County Court of Jackson County, Tennessee have on this March 26, 1899 proceeded to make a Settlement with D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Percy and Walten Hufhines, minor heirs of F. A. Hufhines, dec’d and state an account of the same all of which is respectfully submitted to the April term County Court 1897.

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian

To amount of charges in the hands of Guardian due on last settlement on Guardian Book “B”, page 380

104.37

Interest on same from Mar 26, 1898 to Mar 26, 1899

6.25

Total principle and interest to Mar 26, 1899

110.63

 

 

Credits Allowed Guardian

By one receipt of Frank Richmond dated Jan 31, 1898 for board & c in full for Percy Hufhines dated May 15, 1898 for $28.50 with a credit in last settlement for $13.75, said receipt should be for only

5.50

Interest on same from May 15, 1898 to Mar 26, 1899

.76

By one receipt of W. L. Dixon for Percy’s tuition dated May 25, 1898

6.00

Interest on same from May 25, 1898 to Mar 26, 1899

.31

By one receipt of W. L. Dixon for G. P. Huffhines tuition dated Jan 6, 1899

6.00

Interest of same from Jan 6, 1899 to Mar 26, 1899

.10

By one receipt of M. S. Pate for books & c for G. P. Hufhines dated Mar 31, 1898

11.50

By one receipt of J. T. Ray for tuition of Walter Huffhines dated Mar 31, 1898

1.50

Interest on same from Mar 31, 1898 to Mar 26, 1899

.09

By amount allowed Guardian for his service since last settlement (2.50 ea)

5.00

By amount allowed County Clerk, W. H. Brooks, for making settlement (3.00), filing settlement (.25), docket (.10), ordered to record (.25), recording settlement (.50), ordered to confirm settlement (.25)

4.35

Total amount of credits

37.50

Total paid amount for G. P. Huffhines in this settlement

39.42

By amount allowed Guardian in this settlement

2.50

By amount paid for G. P. Huffhines as appears on settlement Book “B”, page 380

28.35

By amount of expenses same settlement for Guardian services and clerk’s fees

4.57

By amount paid G. P. Huffhines as appears in Guardian Book “B”, page 345

4.78

By expenses for same for Guardian and Clerk’s fees & c

3.70

By amount paid G. P. Huffhines as appears on Guardian Book “B”, page 316

4.27

By amount of expenses Guardian and clerk’s fees & c

4.87

By amount paid G. P. Huffhines as appears on Guardian Book “B”, page 281

5.82

By expenses of Guardian and clerk’s fees & c

7.80

By costs ½ clerk’s fees

2.30

By amount paid G. P. Huffhines by Guardian in the settlement heretofore made and including this settlement

108.45

To amount of charges one half of report made on Guardian Book “B”, page 280-1

89.49

Interest on same to last settlement

12.83

Total price and interest

102.83

By amount overpaid by Guardian

6.13

Recapitulation:

To amount of charges

110.63

By amount of credits

50.61

Balance in hands of Guardian

60.02

 

Filed March 13, 1899 by W. H. Brooks, Clerk

 

 

 

February 5, 1900

Final Settlement

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Walter Hufhines

I, W. H. Brooks, Clerk of the County Court of Jackson County, Tennessee have on this day proceeded to make a Guardian Settlement with D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of Walter Hufhines and to state an account of the same on this February 5, 1900 and respectfully submitted to the February term 1900.

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian, Debits

To amount due Walter Hufhines on last settlement on Guardian’s hands

60.02

Interest on same from Mar 26, 1899 to Feb 5, 1900

3.09

Total principle and interest to Feb 5, 1900

63.11

 

 

Credits Allowed Guardian

By one receipt of Guardian for $25.00 from E. W. Hufhines to bring himself back from Texas dated Aug 15, 1899

25.00

Interest on same to Feb 5, 1900

.83

Total principle and interest to date

25.83

By one receipt of E. W. Hufhines dated Feb 5th, 1900

31.75

By amount allowed Guardian

2.50

By amount allowed W. H. Brooks, Clerk, for making this settlement (1.50), filing (.25), order to confirm (.25), order to record (.25), recording (.30), Docket (.10)

3.05

Total

63.11

Recapitulation:

To amount of charges

63.11

By amount of credits

63.11

Balance due

0.00

 

 

February 5, 1900

Receipt Issued in Final Settlement

D. S. Hufhines, Guardian of E. W. Huffines

Received of D. S. Hufhines, Guardian, thirty one and 73/100 dollars in full of my part of my mother’s estate this February 5, 1900.

Signed: E. W. Huffines

State of Tennessee, Jackson County - Personally appeared before me the undersigned and makes oath in due form that I have received the above amount ($31.73) from my Guardian and that I will give him a receipt when I reach the age of 21 years if I am still living. Sworn to and subscribed to before me this February 5, 1900.

Signed: W. H. Brooks, Clerk

E. W. Huffines

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