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Selected Families and Individuals

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John Hawkins Borden

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANTS: Information gathered by T.Mason from MyFamily.com site on 15 Jun 2004 of Sherry Tew with additional information from Songia Bruscha.

In the 1850 Walker Co., AL John Burden is living at home with Nancy, William H. and Sarah A. Borden.


Benjamin Franklin Borden

A HISTORY OF THE BORDEN FAMILY; 1883 by Joel Borden & Campbell Borden. "Last heard of in Denton County, Texas."


Benjamin Franklin Borden

A HISTORY OF THE BORDEN FAMILY; 1883 by Joel Borden & Campbell Borden. "Last heard of in Denton County, Texas."


William Hawkins Borden

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANTS: Information gathered by T.Mason from MyFamily.com site on 15 Jun 2004 of Sherry Tew with additional information from Songia Bruscha.

The 1860 Federal Census lists William H. Burden (27) - farmer, with wife Malissa (28) - domestic, and their two sons: Joseph (5) and George W. (2). All were born in Alabama. Malissa could not read or write.

The State of Alabama Walker County Probate Court, Oct. 26, 1903
In the matter of the Estate of Wm. H. Borden, Deceased.
Present, the Hon. Jas. W. Shepherd, Judge of Probate: And now, on this day comes Alcy Borden and presents to the Court her petition in writing, under oath, praying that Letters of Administration on the Estate of Wm. H. Borden, deceased, issue to said Alcy Borden, which petition is examined by the Court and ordered to be filed and recorded, and it appearing to the Court from the allegations contained in said petition, and from other good and sufficient evidence that the said Wm. H. Borden departed this life near Cordova on or about the 25 day of Sept. 1903 being at the time of his death an inhabitant of said County and State: that he died leaving assets in said County and State, which assets, both real and personal are estimated to be worth about Two Thousand Dollars, consisting of Real Estate and leaving no will, testament or other writing, relating to the disposal or distribution of his estate, and that the death of the said decedent was known more than fifteen days before this day and it further appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Alcy Borden the said petition, is the widow of said deceased, is over twenty-one years of age, an inhabitant of this State, and a fit person, under the law and in the estimation of the Court, to serve as administration, and no person having appeared to oppose the granting of Letters of Administration to the said Alcy Borden or to show cause why the prayer of said petitioner should not be granted, it is ordered that the same be granted, provided that the said Alcy Borden first file in this Court her bond in the penal sum of One Thousand Dollars, conditioned and payable according to the statute in such cases made and provided, with such security or securities as may be approved by the Court. It is further ordered that the said petition be recorded.
And now again come Alcy Borden and presents to the Court for approval her d in form as by this Court heretofore required, with G. W. Borden, B. F. Borden, Dr. B. F. Borden and E. W. Long as securities thereon, and the Court being now sufficiently advised concerning said bond, and said security, it is ordered and adjudged by the Court that the said bond be taken, approved and recorded.
It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that Letters of Administration on the estate of said deceased by granted to the said Alcy Borden and that she be and hereby is authorized to administer said estate. It is further ordered that the said Alcy Borden proceed immediately to collect and take into her possession the goods and chattels, money, books, papers and evidences of debt of the said deceased, except the personal property by law reserved to the widow Alcy Borden and make due return, under oath, to this Court, of a full inventory thereof within sixty days.
Jas. W. Shepherd, Judge of Probate Issued Oct 26, 1903, J. W. Shepherd, Judge of Probate Jas. W. Shepherd, Judge of Probate

The State of Alabama Walker County Probate Court May 29th, 1905
In the matter of the Estate of W. H. Borden deceased, present Hon. Jas. M. Shepherd, Judge of Probate:
This being the day heretofore set to hear and determine the petition of B. F. Borden, Administrator of the Estate of W. H. Borden deceased, for an order to sell certain lands hereinafter ________, for the purpose of making an equitable division among the heirs and _______, said day being not less than forty days from the time of making said petition, now comes the said petitioner and moves that said petition be granted. And it appearing to the Court that J. D. Acuff heretofore appointed Guardian ad Litum to represent the minor heirs, and G. W. Borden, M. A. Thompson, Nancy C. Boyd, A. M. Kitchens, heirs and ______ of full age and residing in this State, have been duly notified of said petition and the day set for hearing the same, by citations served upon them not less than ten days before this day, and the said J. D. Acuff heretofore appointed Guardian ad Litum to represent and defend the interests of William, Monroe Borden minor heirs, in all matters pertaining to this proceeding, coming now and consenting to serve as Guardian ad Litum, denying the allegation contained in said petition and demanding proof, the Court now proceeds to hear said petition. And, it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, from the proofs and exhibits contained in and forming a part of the said petition, and from the depositions of G. W. Stanley and W. W. Staggs, disinterested witnesses, submitted by said petitions, which depositions are ordered to be filed of records, that the lands mentioned in said petition, of which the said deceased died signed and proved, which lands are described as follows to-wit: N1/2 of S1/2 and SW ¼ of SW ¼ Sec. 20 - and NW ¼ of SW1/4 Sec. 21, and SW ¼ of SE1/4, and S1/2 of SW. Fraction Sec. 26 and SE Fraction E of River SW 27 and NE Fraction E of River Sec. 34 and W ½ of NW ¼ of NW1/4 Sec 35, all in Tp 15 B6 West, and all the coal and other minerals in under and upon the SE1/4 of NW1/4 Sec. 29 Tp 15 R6 West and S1/2 of SW1/4 Sec. 21 Tp15 R6 West - except the coal and other minerals under and upon said cost named. 80 acres of lands, all lying and being in Walker County, Alabama cannot be equitably divided among said heirs and devisics and that a sale thereof is, therefore necessary for the purpose of making an equitable distribution among the heirs as devisics, it is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court, that the said petition be scentia, and the said B. F. Borden, Adm. Is hereby ordered to sell the above described lands, between the hours of 11 o'clock in the forenoon and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, on the 19th day of Jan. 1905, at the court house door in Jasper, Walker County, Ala. At public sale to the highest bidder, after first having given notice of the day, place and terms of said sale, and a description of the lands, for three successive weeks in the Mountain Eagle a newspaper published in said County of Walker and that he make report of said sale to this court within thirty days after the same is made. It is further ordered that said sale be made on the following less viz. for such. And it is further ordered that said petition be recorded. And A. M. Kitchens the widow of the said deceased, having filed her written contest thereto, it is further ordered that the dower interest of A. M. Kitchens the said widow, in the said lands and that the said consent of the said widow be recorded.
Jas. W. Shepherd,
Judge of Probate

Estate of W. H. Borden Deceased State of Alabama Walker County Probate Court

In the matter of the estate of W. H. Borden, deceased,
This day come Mrs. Nancy C. Boyd one of the heirs and distributors of the Estate of W. H. Boyd deceased, and moves the Court to make an order requiring B. F. Borden, the administrator of the estate of W. H. Borden deceased to file a report of the sale of certain real estate made on the 4th day of March 1907.
It is therefore ordered that the said administrator be required to file a report of said sale on or before the 22nd day of April 1907. It is further ordered that notice be issued to said B. F. Borden to file said report.
Witness my hand this 8th day of April 1907.
James W. Sheperd
Judge of Probate


William Hawkins Borden

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANTS: Information gathered by T.Mason from MyFamily.com site on 15 Jun 2004 of Sherry Tew with additional information from Songia Bruscha.

The 1860 Federal Census lists William H. Burden (27) - farmer, with wife Malissa (28) - domestic, and their two sons: Joseph (5) and George W. (2). All were born in Alabama. Malissa could not read or write.

The State of Alabama Walker County Probate Court, Oct. 26, 1903
In the matter of the Estate of Wm. H. Borden, Deceased.
Present, the Hon. Jas. W. Shepherd, Judge of Probate: And now, on this day comes Alcy Borden and presents to the Court her petition in writing, under oath, praying that Letters of Administration on the Estate of Wm. H. Borden, deceased, issue to said Alcy Borden, which petition is examined by the Court and ordered to be filed and recorded, and it appearing to the Court from the allegations contained in said petition, and from other good and sufficient evidence that the said Wm. H. Borden departed this life near Cordova on or about the 25 day of Sept. 1903 being at the time of his death an inhabitant of said County and State: that he died leaving assets in said County and State, which assets, both real and personal are estimated to be worth about Two Thousand Dollars, consisting of Real Estate and leaving no will, testament or other writing, relating to the disposal or distribution of his estate, and that the death of the said decedent was known more than fifteen days before this day and it further appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Alcy Borden the said petition, is the widow of said deceased, is over twenty-one years of age, an inhabitant of this State, and a fit person, under the law and in the estimation of the Court, to serve as administration, and no person having appeared to oppose the granting of Letters of Administration to the said Alcy Borden or to show cause why the prayer of said petitioner should not be granted, it is ordered that the same be granted, provided that the said Alcy Borden first file in this Court her bond in the penal sum of One Thousand Dollars, conditioned and payable according to the statute in such cases made and provided, with such security or securities as may be approved by the Court. It is further ordered that the said petition be recorded.
And now again come Alcy Borden and presents to the Court for approval her d in form as by this Court heretofore required, with G. W. Borden, B. F. Borden, Dr. B. F. Borden and E. W. Long as securities thereon, and the Court being now sufficiently advised concerning said bond, and said security, it is ordered and adjudged by the Court that the said bond be taken, approved and recorded.
It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that Letters of Administration on the estate of said deceased by granted to the said Alcy Borden and that she be and hereby is authorized to administer said estate. It is further ordered that the said Alcy Borden proceed immediately to collect and take into her possession the goods and chattels, money, books, papers and evidences of debt of the said deceased, except the personal property by law reserved to the widow Alcy Borden and make due return, under oath, to this Court, of a full inventory thereof within sixty days.
Jas. W. Shepherd, Judge of Probate Issued Oct 26, 1903, J. W. Shepherd, Judge of Probate Jas. W. Shepherd, Judge of Probate

The State of Alabama Walker County Probate Court May 29th, 1905
In the matter of the Estate of W. H. Borden deceased, present Hon. Jas. M. Shepherd, Judge of Probate:
This being the day heretofore set to hear and determine the petition of B. F. Borden, Administrator of the Estate of W. H. Borden deceased, for an order to sell certain lands hereinafter ________, for the purpose of making an equitable division among the heirs and _______, said day being not less than forty days from the time of making said petition, now comes the said petitioner and moves that said petition be granted. And it appearing to the Court that J. D. Acuff heretofore appointed Guardian ad Litum to represent the minor heirs, and G. W. Borden, M. A. Thompson, Nancy C. Boyd, A. M. Kitchens, heirs and ______ of full age and residing in this State, have been duly notified of said petition and the day set for hearing the same, by citations served upon them not less than ten days before this day, and the said J. D. Acuff heretofore appointed Guardian ad Litum to represent and defend the interests of William, Monroe Borden minor heirs, in all matters pertaining to this proceeding, coming now and consenting to serve as Guardian ad Litum, denying the allegation contained in said petition and demanding proof, the Court now proceeds to hear said petition. And, it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, from the proofs and exhibits contained in and forming a part of the said petition, and from the depositions of G. W. Stanley and W. W. Staggs, disinterested witnesses, submitted by said petitions, which depositions are ordered to be filed of records, that the lands mentioned in said petition, of which the said deceased died signed and proved, which lands are described as follows to-wit: N1/2 of S1/2 and SW ¼ of SW ¼ Sec. 20 - and NW ¼ of SW1/4 Sec. 21, and SW ¼ of SE1/4, and S1/2 of SW. Fraction Sec. 26 and SE Fraction E of River SW 27 and NE Fraction E of River Sec. 34 and W ½ of NW ¼ of NW1/4 Sec 35, all in Tp 15 B6 West, and all the coal and other minerals in under and upon the SE1/4 of NW1/4 Sec. 29 Tp 15 R6 West and S1/2 of SW1/4 Sec. 21 Tp15 R6 West - except the coal and other minerals under and upon said cost named. 80 acres of lands, all lying and being in Walker County, Alabama cannot be equitably divided among said heirs and devisics and that a sale thereof is, therefore necessary for the purpose of making an equitable distribution among the heirs as devisics, it is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court, that the said petition be scentia, and the said B. F. Borden, Adm. Is hereby ordered to sell the above described lands, between the hours of 11 o'clock in the forenoon and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, on the 19th day of Jan. 1905, at the court house door in Jasper, Walker County, Ala. At public sale to the highest bidder, after first having given notice of the day, place and terms of said sale, and a description of the lands, for three successive weeks in the Mountain Eagle a newspaper published in said County of Walker and that he make report of said sale to this court within thirty days after the same is made. It is further ordered that said sale be made on the following less viz. for such. And it is further ordered that said petition be recorded. And A. M. Kitchens the widow of the said deceased, having filed her written contest thereto, it is further ordered that the dower interest of A. M. Kitchens the said widow, in the said lands and that the said consent of the said widow be recorded.
Jas. W. Shepherd,
Judge of Probate

Estate of W. H. Borden Deceased State of Alabama Walker County Probate Court

In the matter of the estate of W. H. Borden, deceased,
This day come Mrs. Nancy C. Boyd one of the heirs and distributors of the Estate of W. H. Boyd deceased, and moves the Court to make an order requiring B. F. Borden, the administrator of the estate of W. H. Borden deceased to file a report of the sale of certain real estate made on the 4th day of March 1907.
It is therefore ordered that the said administrator be required to file a report of said sale on or before the 22nd day of April 1907. It is further ordered that notice be issued to said B. F. Borden to file said report.
Witness my hand this 8th day of April 1907.
James W. Sheperd
Judge of Probate


Alcy Matilda Brown

She is listed in the 1900 Census with William (67) as age (42) with her son, William M. (B: April 1895). She was born April 1858 and had been married 6 years.