Petition #21583201


George B. McKinstry and William T. Austin ask that they be appointed executors of the estate of the late Sylvester Murphy, pursuant to Murphy's wishes in his last will and testament. They ask that his will be admitted to probate and "offer to make the necessary proofs" in order to qualify as his executors. The transcript of Sylvester Murphy's succession papers reveals that he owned at least twenty-three slaves: eight of whom were sold by his executors; nine of whom were hired out in 1833 to various people; and four to whom he intended bequests of freedom had he outlived his wife.

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Brazoria County Courthouse, Angleton, Texas