Transcribed and submitted by Heather Hughey
Daniel Cook Probate
State Of Alabama - Butler County
To the honorable S. J. Bolling Judge of Probate of said county.
The petition of W. J. Wilson, administrator of the estate of Daniel Cook of said county deceased, respectfully represents unto your honor that the said Daniel Cook, dec’d Seized and possessed the following names slaves, towit: Bill, Rachel, Mariah, Abby And her three children towit; Washington, Alaripa and Allen, Caroline, Ellis, Simeon, Edward, Thomas, Crocket and Frances. He further alledges that a sale of said slaves is necessary for the division amoung the heirs and distributes of said estate whose names are as follows towit: Sophia Cook widow of said deceased, Albrena Wilson wife of W. J. Wilson., Robert H. Cook, Ellen C. Rouse wife of W. P. Rouse, Calvin Cook, Martha Cook, Alonzo Cook, Adella Cook, and Christina Cook, the last five mentioned are minors and all resides in Butler county Alabama except W. J. Wilson and wife who resides in Montgomery County, Alabama. He therefore prays your Honor to grant an order authorizing and empowering him to sell said negro property in order to make a distribution amoung said heirs in all of which is respectfully submitted.
W. J. Wilson Admin.
P Law & McLemore Atty
October 14, 1859
I hereby consent to be appointed guardian adlitem for Calvin Cook, Martha Cook, Alonzo Cook, Adella Cook, and Christina Cook and deny all and singular allegations contained in the foregoing petition and require further proof.
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