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Re: Olly Shelton and William H Shelley
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: July 21, 2012 at 16:58:49
In Reply to: Re: Olly Shelton and William H Shelley by Cindi Shelton of 1381

You say "I know that Madison died about 1864 in Collin but have not been able to find court records other then she presented a accounting of the estate." Is the "she" Ollie? And did she present an accounting for the estate of Madison?

I have a feeling you mean Ollie presented an accounting for the estate of William. If that is so, which county did she do that? I ask because I find her and William in Johnson Co, TX on 1860 census and she and her children are in Denton Co, TX in 1870. If she presented an accounting, the court may have allowed her to be the guardian. The dates for when courts began to let women be the guardian varies a little bit. I have an ancestor who died in Wilbarger Co, TX in 1872, his widow applied for and was allowed to be the guardian for their two minor children.

Unfortunately Denton Co, TX had a courthouse fire in 1875, I know because I've done research there on some of my ancestors who lived there.

If William was shot in 1860, I'd look for his land in Johnson Co, TX. He may have owned land in more than one county. Looks like Johnson Co, TX has records as early as 1854 when it was formed.

I agree with you, I think Madison/Maderson is a brother to your Ollie.

Happy Hunting (^_^)

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