Christopher Greenup Cox, Physician
Last Will and Testament and Public Notice for Settlement of Debts
Transcribed by Jan Lawson
TX. Will and Probate Records, 1833 - 1974, Austin, TX., ref. Brazoria Co., TX., Will Vol. A - B, 1837 - 1858, pgs. #277 - #278, Probate Case No. 93 (Lawson).
Christopher G. Cox -- "In the name of God
Amen I Christopher G. Cox of Brazoria Austin Colony Texas knowing
that it is appointed for all men once to die and believing my time
in this world drawing to a close do make this my last Will &
Testament being of sound mind and memory do appoint Joseph Reese my
sole Executor who will be governed by this instrument in disposition
of my property without the said interference of [the] Alcalde in
office in any way whatever.
To wit, 1st I wish all my just debts paid
and to which I wish my property in Brazoria disposed of if necessary
and any other of my property in town or country that after my just
debts are settled it may be proper or advisable to change it for the
advantage of my family if my debts or accounts are collected by my
Executor. In time there will be no necessity probably to dispose of
my other property to pay what debts I owe but I leave this to the
discretion of my Executor to sell or dispose of any way which he
thinks is necessary for the good of my wife and children.
As Witness my hand and Seal this 2nd day of
Signed: C. G. Cox (seal).
Witness: Jas. P. Caldwell, Frank Moore,
Charles K. Reese, W. P. Reese, Thomas R. Erwin, Chas. H. Bennet,
William Kingston, Charles (his X mark) Edwards, Lewis Lidstrand,
Believing that it may be required by the
Law of the Mexican Government on this (Jan'y) to invest the property
Willed by an individual I have here caused the following property
inserted as part of the Will first originally signed.
1st 1 Labor land near the mouth Brazos
River -- 2nd 1 League land donated by Government on the Colorado
River -- 3rd Any land purchased of Thos. M. Duke and is a part of
s'd Duke's Government land -- 4th Town lots in Matagorda, three in
number -- 5th 40 head of cattle, or there about, 1 negro woman
named Mary Ann, 1 riding horse, number of household and kitchen
furniture together with all my Medicines, Medical Books and the
appendages, with my Medical accts. and everything belonging to me".
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence
of the subscribing witnesses this 28th day of August 1833".
Signed: C. G. Cox (seal).
Witnesses: Thos. R. Erwin, James P.
Caldwell, William Kingston, Charles (his X mark) Edwards, Lewis
Lidstrand, Chas. K. Reese, Francis Moore, W. P. Reese, Milton
Hicks..............Filed August 28, 1833.
"THE ADVOCATE OF THE PEOPLE'S RIGHTS", Vol, 1, No. 8 (Lawson).
Brazoria, Saturday, February 22, 1834. NOTICE. THE Executors of the estate of C. G. COX, deceased, has placed in my hands all notes and accounts belonging to said succession, for collection, with instructions to make them by suit or otherwise, without delay. All persons indebted to the estate will immediately come forward and settle the same, or they will be coerced by law. JOHN A. WHARTON, Brazoria December 21, 1833.