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A Guide to the Mae Ashworth Abstract of Title, 1950
George W. Spier was a colonist resident of Fayette County, Texas, when he died on December 29, 1833. His widow, Rebecca Spier, and son-in-law, John W. Scallorn, filled a petition upon administration of his estate on September 30, 1837, granted on October 28, 1839. By 1840, John W. Scallorn had also passed away and it was Rebecca Spier and her daughter, Miriam Scallorn, who negotiated the terms of the estate partition. The agreement included the satisfaction of a debt in the sum of 613 dollars that Spier had with his son-in-law John W. Scallorn with a slave named Mary valued at 500 dollars plus the difference.
The May Ashworth Abstract of Title, 1950, corresponds to the property abstract for the home that May Ashworth bought in 300 West Johanna Street, Austin, Texas, on May 9, 1950. The document collects transcripts of legal documents that chronicle the transactions associated with that parcel of land and records on page 14 the transaction of a slave girl named Mary to settle a monetary debt during 1840.
This collection is open for research use.
Mae Ashworth Abstract of Title, 1950, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Paloma Graciani Picardo, October 2015.