m. Before 1812
- Copied from records in the Owen County, Indiana, courthouse in Spencer, Indiana, during the summer of 1981, by Caryl and Connie Middleton. Photostat of document exists. It is significant that the husbands of the Middleton sisters signed in their behalf. It is significant also that the name of their mother, Anna, appears nowhere in the document. There is evidence, however, that would indicate that Anna made her home with John J. Middleton after Robert's death. Charles had died already before the father's death; hence Tyra's acting in behalf of Charles and his heirs, if he indeed had any. It would be interesting to have an itemized list of the items sold on the day of the sale and the amounts bid on each item. (CAM 1984)
Tyra M. Middleton et al. Agreement. Recd. for Record, May 14th, 1852 - 6 p.m.
Article of agreement made and entered into this twenty-third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two by and between Tyra M. Middleton for himself and Tyra M. Middleton administrator for Charles Middleton deceased, Albert W. Middleton, John Jackson Middleton, and William Winters who intermarried with Elizabeth Middleton, Oliver Hubbell who intermarried with Delila Middleton, John Hauser who intermarried with Elicia Middleton, being a law of Robert Middleton, late of Owen County, State of Indiana, deceased, Witnesseth: that the said being of Robert Middleton deceased do hereby covenant and agree each to the other to settle up the estate of the said Robert Middleton, without taking out letters of administration, personal property of said estate appraised by two disinterested householders to be chosen and agreed upon by said being, who shall proceed to make out an inventory and appraisement of said property after being duly chosen which public notices has been put up, put up at some of the most public places in said Township in Owen County, some days before the day of sale, and the said parties agree that all the outstanding debts of said estate duly authenticated shall be first settled, including, twenty five dollars which said estate owed Delila Hubbell, and twenty five dollars which said estate owes to Elicia Hauser, who are being of Robert Middleton deceased and the balance of the proceeds of said personal property shall be divided equally between all said being, it is further agreed by said being that we appoint John Hauser to settle up all the estate, and pay all debts as fast as the same may be collected, and collected, and collect all debts. In Witness whereof, the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this twenty third day of April 1852.
In presence of Tyra M. Middleton (seal)
John H. Hauser (seal)
(S) S. Moses Albert M. Middleton (seal)
Oliver Hubbell (seal)
John Jackson Middleton (seal)
Wm. Winters (seal)