Mississippi Family Group Sheet for the Jesse A. SHULTS Family
Husband: Jesse A. SHULTS
Birthdate: about 1822
Death date: June 1, 1849
Place of death: Jacinto, Old Tishomingo Co., MS
Father: John SHULTS
Mother: Elizabeth ROBINSON
Marriage date: about 1843
Wife: Margaret ENGLISH
Birthdate: about 1825
Death date: after 1876
Place of death: Probably Alcorn Co., MS
Child No. 1: Rebecca SHULTS
Birthdate: June 7, 1844
Death date: December 17, 1918
Place of death:
Spouse's name: George Perry DUNCAN
Child No. 2: Alexander Campbell "Bud" SHULTS
Birthdate: about 1849
Birthplace: Hernando, DeSoto Co., MS
Death date: 1877
Place of death:
Spouse's name: Melissa ODOM
Some of the following information was shared with me by others.
Notes For Jesse Shults:
* From Dr. James Perkins: Obituary-Errata, page 716 DeSoto County, Miss. Oct. 28, 1849
Dear Brother Campbell: It becomes my painful duty to record the death of my loving and affectionate husband, Jesse Shults. On the first day of June last, he fell asleep in Jesus, of a disease of the lungs. His affliction, though not very long, was revere, yet he bore it with Christian fortitude and resignation. He was young in the cause of the Redeemer, but zealous, and desirous to do all the good he could. He made the Bible his study, and was also a reader of your Harbinger. Just before he departed, he exhorted all present to prepare to meet him in Heaven, that he was going there, and believed that God would own and accept him, and for me not to grieve after him. He requested that sweet song to be sung-
When languor and disease invade
This trembling house of clay,
'Tis sweet to look beyond my pains,
And long to fly away.
He has left me and two helpless little children to mourn his irreparable loss, the youngest one a promising little son, which he named Alexander Campbell, and said he was raising him for the Lord.
* Old Tishomingo Co., MS probate records Joseph A. Shults, deceased, No. 207 (this is indexed incorrectly. All the documentation lists the name as Jesse A. Shults) pagd 215 Probate Court July term A.D. 1847 (looks like 1847, but other pages say 1849)
In the matter of the estate of Jesse A. Shults, deceased
It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that Jesse A. Shults late of this county died some time in the month of May last without a last will (in this county) and it also appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the said decedent died seised and possessed with a small personal estate in the county and that no person will take letters of administration on the estate of said decedent, whereupon in pursuance of the statute in this behalf, it is ordered by the court, that William L. Duncan, sheriff, of the county of Tish. and state of Miss. take possession of the estate of said decedent and that he administer the same according to law. It is further ordered that letters of administration of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the said decedent of the said sheriff be issued and recorded according to the statute.
It is further ordered upon motion of the said sheriff that John F. Arnold, William W. Moore and Walter A. Patrick be appointed appraisers to value and appraise the goods, chattels and personal estate of said decedent and that a warrant be issued in this behalf according to the statute.
In the matter of the estate of Jesse A. Shults, deceased
It is ordered by the court that William L. Duncan, sheriff of Tish. county, Mississippi to whom letters of administration upon the estate of Jesse A. Shults, deceased has been granted by this court at the present term thereof make publication in the Tishomingo Democrat a public newspaper printed and published in the town of Jacinto in the county of Tish. Miss. for six weeks successively requiring all persons having claims against said estate to exhibit the same to the said sheriff on his successors in office within the time limited by law on that the same will _____.
* pages 216-217 (1849)
In the matter of the application of William S. Duncan, sheriff of Tishomingo county and of such administrator of the estate of Jesse A. Shults, deceased for sale of personal estate.
Upon reading and filing the petition this day preffered by said William L. Duncan, sheriff and as such adm. the court being satisfied from the allegations and proofs submitted, that it is just, proper and expedient, that the sale _____ be made. It is therefore ordered that the said William L. Duncan, sheriff and as such adm. as aforesaid have permission and he is hereby authorized to sell said personal on a ____ credit of six months from day of sale upon advertising the time and place thereof in three of the most public places in this county ninty? days previous thereto and that he sell said estate at public sale to highest bidder and require, the purchaser or purchasers to give bond or bonds with approved security for the purchase money and report? all of his proceedings in the behalf at the Sept. term of this court.
* Probate Court July term A.D. 1849
In the matter of the application of the widow of Jesse A. Shults, deceased, for one years provision.
M.? for reading and filing the petition of Martha Shults, the widow of the said Jesse A. Shults, deceased, in her own behalf and that the children of decedent. It is ordered by the court that John F. _____, William W. Moore and Walter A. Patrick be and they are hereby appointed commissioners and directed to select and set apart out of the stock, provisions on effect of said decedent, one years provision for the said widow and children and that they make and return a full report of Heir? proceedings under and by virtue of this commission, by the next term of this court.
A true and perfect inventory and appraisement of these goods, chattels and personal estate of Jesse A. Shults, deceased
1 black bull $4.00
1 red bull $4.00
1 large heiffer $5.00
1 small heiffer $3.00
1 waggon $22.50
9 head sheep at $1.00 per head $9.00
2 pairs ___ chains, harness and _____ $4.00
1 small shot gun $2.00
1 fine saddle $12.00
1 waggon saddle $3.00
1 ___ saddle $6.00
2 plows $3.00
1 ____ & cradle $1.00
1 mule $25.00
1 shot gun $4.00
Total amt. 107.50
(This document is 5 pages long and too lengthy to type. I'm summarizing.)
* August the 27th 1849
A list of property sold at the sale of Jesse A. Shults, deceased by D.R. Corley...
1 waggon bought by William Shults for 17.00
1 mule bought by W.N. Friersly? for 15.00
1 hafer? bought by W.A.? Shelton for 5.00
1 black bull bought by same for 4.45
1 heifer bought by Elisha Farris for 3.25
1 pair gear bought by E. Jones for 1.00
1 pair gear bought by C.A. Friensby for .50
1 saddle bought by W. Lee for 3.25
1 side saddle bought by widdow for 3.00
1 saddle bought by W.A.A. Friensby for 9.00
1 pair ______ bought by E. Farris for .85
1 broken shot gun bought by M. Allen for 1.75
1 shot gun bought by L. Patrick for 3.05
2 plows bought by W. Shults for 2.12 1/2
1 sythe and cradle bought by Major Allen for .75
9 head sheep bought by John Stewart for 4.50
Total sale 79.67
* JACINTO MISS JULY 16TH 1849
The honorable B.C. Rives, Judge of the Probate Court of Tishomingo state of Mississippi the undersigned, widow of Jesse Shults, deceased would respectfully state that she does hereby relinquish all of her right and title to administer upon sale estate which preferum? she is entitled to by law but for the proper manage must of said estate she prefers that the sheriff of Tishomingo county Mississippi according to the statute in this behalf and she is in duty bound with one pray & c.
Margaret (X) Shults
* Probate Court August 13th, A.D. 1849
In the matter of the settlement of the estate of Jesse A. Shults, deceased.
William L. Duncan, sheriff and as such adm. of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of said decedent, having at this term returned to this court the inventory of the appraisement appointed to value and appraised the good chattels and personal estate of said decedent, and the court upon examination thereof being satisfied that the said appraisers have in all things proceeded in strict conformity to the law and that the said appraisement is legally made out and certified it is thereupon ordered that it be and the same is hereby approved, confirmed and ordered.
* Probate Court August, 13th, A.D. 1849
In the matter of the application of Margarett Shults, the widow of Jesse A. Shults, deceased.
On reading and filing the report of W.A. Patrick, William W. Moore and John F. Arnold, the commissioners appointed by this court to select and set apart from the stock of provisions and effects of said decedent one years provisions for the said widow and the children of decedent, the court having this day, examined and approved said report _____ order that the same be in all things confirmed and that William L. Duncan sheriff and as such administration of the goods, chattels and rights and credits of said decedent ____ comply with the same by delivering over to the said widow, the provisions and by paying to her the money set apart for her use, by said commissioners and that ____ himself therewith in his next settlement with the court.
* Probate court September 10th 1849
In the matter of the estate of Jesse A. Shults, deceased
On reading and filing the report of William L. Duncan, sheriff and as such administrator of the estate of Jesse A. Shults, deceased, this day returned wherein he reports, that in pursuance of the order and decree of this court made at the last term thereof directing a sale of the personal estate of said deceased he has made said sale and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court, on examination of the proofs and exhibit 5 accompanying and filed with said report, that the said adm. has been in all things complied? with the statute in this behalf and that the said sale has been legally made, conducted and concluded. It is therefore ordered that the same be in all things approved and confirmed and that said report and exhibits be filed and recorded.
* pages 214-215
The estate of Jesse A. Shults, accounts of William L. Duncan, sheriff as such administrator first annual and final account
* Probate Court, May term 1850
The said adm. of said estate prays an allowance for the following disbursement ____ and commissions? _____ by him as adm. apart of the ___ of said Jesse A. Shults, deceased.
William R.? Shults note returned $19.12
W.H.H. Friernsby? note returned $24.00
W.A. Shelton note returned $9.65
Eli Jones note returned $1.00
Luallen Patrick note returned $3.05
John Stewarts note returned $4.50
Commissions open sale bill at 4 percent
Amt. Paid Martha Shults, the widow $8.00
amt. paid E. Farris for keeping male? $4.10
total amt. $88.40
Amt. debts $79.47
bal. due adm. $8.93
* Probate court May term 1850
The adm. of said estate ____ himself with the sale bill received by him from said estate to wit.
Sale bill of the 20th of August 1849 $79.47.
Sworn to and subscribed before me the 14th day of May 1850.
E.E. Gillenwaters, Judge
* Probate Court 14th May A.D. 1850
Final settlement and adm. being paid 4 per cent of the estate
* Probate Court 9th July A.D. 1850
Final settlement of W.L. Duncan, former sheriff of Tish. Co. of goods, etc. of Jesse A. Shults, late of said county, deceased... Estate turned over to Robert Davenport, current sheriff...
Notes For Margaret English:
* Weekly Corinthian Newspaper Thursday, March 23, 1939 page 3
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to thank our friends for their comforting words and deeds during the illness and death of our dear mother, Mrs. Melissa Shults. May God bless you all.
Mrs. Maggie McNeely
* (SAME NEWSPAPER page 8) From Monday's Daily
SHULTS RITES WILL BE HELD AT FARMINGTON
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Farmington Church for Mrs. Malissie Shults, 87, who died this morning at 3:15 at the home of her son, J.W. Shults near Farmington following a prolonged illness. Last rites will be conducted by Rev. J.O. Guntharp of Corinth. Burial will be in the Farmington Cemetery with McPeters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Shults had been in declining health for some time and her death was a shock to her host of friends. She had resided in Alcorn County practically all of her life and was highly respected by those who knew her. She was preceded in death a number of years by her husband. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jim Neely; 3 sons J.N. Shults with whom she made her home, T.P. Shults of Jackson, Tennessee, and J.W. Shults of this county.
(This should be Mrs. Jim McNeely. She was born Aug. 15, 1871 (Maggie) and died Oct. 24, 1948 and is buried in Farmington Cem. Her husband was John James McNeely born Dec. 20, 1870 and died Aug. 14, 1931 also buried in Farmington Cem.)
* Daily Corinthian Newspaper April 26, 1950
RITES SET THURSDAY FOR J.N. SHULTS
Farmer of Alcorn County, Age 72, Died Early Today Following Long Illness Funeral service for James Nicholas "Nick" Shults of Route 3, Corinth will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Farmington Baptist Church with Rev. Carroll Jackson of Jackson, Tennessee, officiating. Mr. Shults died this morning at 6:58 o'clock following more than a year of failing health. He was 72 years of age.
Mr. Shults, a farmer, was a native of Alcorn county and was a member of the Baptist Church. He was married ot Miss Eliza Mae Kelly in 903 (assume this should be 1903?), who survives. He was well known in the area where he farmed for many years and many friends and relatives were grieved to learn of his death.
Burial will be in the Farmington cemetery with McPeters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Eliza Mae Shults of Route 3, Corinth; three sons, Leonard, Earl and Allen Shults, all of Route 3, Corinth; and one daughter, Mrs. Mamie Hearn of Route 3, Corinth. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren.
Friends and neighbors will serve as pallbearers.
* Nov. 25, 2002 Interview with Lonnie Oaks. Doesn't know where Margaret might be buried or any info regarding her or her husband. He didn't know their names.
* Interview with Lonnie's brother, Dock Oaks in December, 2002. Also wasn't helpful,
but has advised me to interview another relative Eleanor. Haven't done that yet.
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