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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Treasure Chest Thursday~Death of Wright Barnes

Wright Barnes
Page 150
County of Saline SS
                The State of Arkansas SS
To all persons to whom these presents shall come Greetings
Know that whereas Wright Barnes of the county of Saline died intestate, as it is said on or about the 18th day of January AD 1857 having at the time of death personal property in this state which may be lost ,destroyed or diminished in value if speedy care be not taken of the same.  To the end therefore that the said property may be collected preserved & disposed of according to law, we do hereby appoint Madison Barnes [his son] of the County of Saline administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits, which were of the said Wright Barnes, at the time of his death with full power and authority to secure and dispose of said property according to law and collect all monies due said deceased and in general to do and perform all others acts and things which are,or hereafter may be required off him by law. 
                In testimony whereof I, A. R. HookerSmith  Clerk of the Circuit Court & ex Officio Clerk of the Court of Probate in and for the County of Saline aforesaid have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the seal of my office  said Court this 4th day of February AD 1857.
{LS}                                                                 A. R. HookerSmith  Clerk

Wright Barnes married Nancy Purvis, daughter of James F. Purvis, Sr. I believed that Nancy met and married Wright Barnes in Clarke County, Alabama during the migration from Chesterfield County, South Carolina to Hinds and Rankin County, Mississippi.

Nancy died before 1850 but exact date and place is not known. Wright Barnes is listed in the 1850 Tippah County, Mississippi and is a widow.

Wright and Nancy had 5 known children. Madison named above, as administrator, is his middle son.

[1] "Arkansas Probate Records, 18[1] 17-1979," images, FamilySearch ( : 22 May 2014), Saline > image 78 of 209; county courthouses, Arkansas.

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