Estate of B. H. Smith [Birt H. Smith]
In the probate Court March Term 1863. To the Hon. A. J. Smith, Chief Justice of said County the petition of A. J. Smith a citizen of said county would represent unto your Honor that one B. H. Smith departed this life in the Month of February 1863 leaving a last will and testament in which he appointed your petitioner the executor of the same.
Birt SMITH names these persons in his will:
WJ Smith, Newton Smith, the heirs at law of Joseph Smith deceased and the
heirs at law of Francis Timmons to wit.
Barsheba Ann Timmons & Hannah An[n] Timmons being the only heirs I intend to provide for of said Francis Timmons. Also Elizabeth Morehead, daughter of Bersheba Morehead. Also the heirs of Francis M. Smith by him begotten. [Sandra's note: There is no record of him ever being married or having heirs but Birt's will and a deed of Release of Family Slaves refer to the heirs of Francis Smith.]
LDS Family History Library film # 1020932--see Text
Rusk County Court probate records
, Probate & Will of Birt Smith: LDS Family History Library film # 1020932
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