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    Beverly S. Beier Collection

    Summary: Legal documents related to Tarrant County property owned by Beier's ancestors, James Ventioner Sr. and Jr. and their daughter and son-in-law R.M. and M.E. Isbell, Beier's maternal grandparents. This collection contains many of the oldest original land documents in Tarrant County. John Preston Lusk (see second document listed below)  migrated to the Peters Colony as a single man prior to July 1, 1844, but died before 1850. According to the colony agent's report for 1844, Lusk's home was located on White Rock Creek in old Nacogdoches County. John Neely Bryan, the administrator of his estate, received a certificate from the State of Texas Land Commissioner Thomas William Ward and Lusk's heirs patented 320 acres in Tarrant County (Robertson Third Class No. 1741).

    Beverly S. Beier Collection

    Summary: Legal documents related to Tarrant County property owned by Beier's ancestors, James Ventioner Sr. and Jr. and their daughter and son-in-law R.M. and M.E. Isbell, Beier's maternal grandparents. This collection contains many of the oldest original land documents in Tarrant County. John Preston Lusk (see second document listed below)  migrated to the Peters Colony as a single man prior to July 1, 1844, but died before 1850. According to the colony agent's report for 1844, Lusk's home was located on White Rock Creek in old Nacogdoches County. John Neely Bryan, the administrator of his estate, received a certificate from the State of Texas Land Commissioner Thomas William Ward and Lusk's heirs patented 320 acres in Tarrant County (Robertson Third Class No. 1741). 
    • Petition of Joshua H. McDonald and Elizabeth M. McDonald, formerly Elizabeth M. Beardin, heirs of Lambert S. Beardin.  Heard by Judge Charles Yancey, Dade County, Missouri.
      160 acres-Widow is Beulah W. Beardin
      Washington Smith, guardian of Polly Ann, Josephine and Lewis Beardin.
      Joseph Allen, guardian of Thomas W. and Joshua Beardin.
      John Dunkle, guardian of William M. Beardin.
      James Ventioner, guardian of George W. Beardin.
      3rd day of term, March 14, 1843.
      a. Elizabeth M. Beardin m. Joshua McDonald
      b. William M. Beardin
      c. George W. Beardin
      d. Thomas W. Beardin
      e. Joshua Beardin
      f. Polly Ann Beardin
      g. Josephine Beardin
      h. Lewis Beardin
       
    • Land grant signed by Gov. E.M. Pease to heirs of John Preston Lusk 320 acres
      Cert. No. 155 Peters Colony 16 November 1850.
      8 miles from Birdville
      Signed September 4, 1854
       
    • Peter Schoonover was paid $280 by James Ventioner, Sr. rights to headright No. 510 for 320 acres.  Was issued to Schoonover by Thomas Ward, Commissioner on May 8, 1850, Peters Colony.  Signed by L.G. Tinsley, James Ventioner and X Peter Schoonover in February 1852.  Deed written up by S. Gilmore in February 1852.
       
    • Power of Attorney, Peter Schoonover appoints James Ventioner Sr. as on Cert. No. 510
      8 May 1850; signed February 1852 by L.J. Tinsley, James Ventioner, Peter Schoonover
      Written up by S. Gilmore.
       
    • Indenture August 7, 1855, between James Ventioner, Sr. and Nancy, his wife for $3,000.  Sold to James Ventioner 320 acres on West Fork of Trinity patented to James Ventioner, assignee of Edward S. Ellis.  Signed by James Ventioner and Nancy Ventioner.  7 August 1855 signed by B.P. Ayres, Clerk of Tarrant, filed about 10 am 1855; refilled 19 June 1876.
       
    • Filed 3 p.m. 14 September 1856 Written and signed by G. Nance, Clerk of Tarrant Recorded Book A, 2 December p. 583 and 582.  August term 1857  Administration of estate of Cornelius Connelly by deed of land to James Ventioner, Sr. 11 Sept 1857.  320 acres patented to Cornelius Connelly 22 December 1854.
       
    • 25 Aug 1874  Paper of Stemmons and Morris
       
    • 26 Nov. 1874 Patent to heirs George W. Mom 320 acres
      James Ventioner to pay Richard McDuff $860, sold for $230, $155 on hand paid, $275 due in 12 months.  (part of Schoonover Survey)
      12 Jan. 1874
      listed in pencil:
      Mildred Ventioner
      Joseph W. Ventioner
      James D. Ventioner
      Mattie E. Ventioner
      Isaac P. Ventioner, minor
       
    • County of Jack
      Peachy Pringle died 1874.  Was a married man in 185_, had 160 acres vacant public land surveyed by Peachy Pringle in 185_.  Used as homestead.
       
    • 31 Oct. 1889 when filed, recorded 5 Nov. 1889 R.M. and M.E. Isbell bought land from J.P. Ventioner.  John P. King, County Clerk of Tarrant
       
    • Warranty deed No. 9959 J.P. Ventioner to Alfred Beard, filed 6 Oct. 1890 2:40 pm recorded 13 Oct. 1890 $475.
       
    • Warranty deed No. 14096 J.P. Ventioner to William Haughton filed 4 Sept. 189_.  Recorded 8 Sept. 1891. Book 19, p412 Haughton paid $1000 for 20 acres 10 Nov. 1888.  James D. Farmer, Clerk of Tarrant County.
       
    • Estate J.P. Ventioner, a minor Milly Ventioner, guardian. Warranty deed No. 14979 J.D. Ventioner and wife, Donnie to J.P. Ventioner.  Paid $830 for 115 acres 8 April 1882.
       
    • Warranty deed No. 14979
      J.D. Ventioner and wife, Donnie, to Martha E. who paid $830. 20 March 1882.
       
    • J.P. Ventioner was paid $1000 by Henry Hagon 10 March 1885 for 24 acres
       
    • Benjamin Schoonover received $280 from James Ventioner.  Signed by S. Gilmore.  Recorded in Book 1, p 71 14 May 1855, refilled 4 June 1887.
       
    • James Ventioner, Jr. assignee of Peter Schoonover Denton District, Tarrant Co. 320, 7.5 miles from Birdville Cert. No. 310 signed by Gov. Pease 14 May 1855.
       
    • Crawford E. Farmer to R.M. Isbell paid $2500. Book 1030 p. 347 24 August 1928.
       
    • Deed signed by W.D. Davis, Mayor and R.M. Isbell 9 November 1912 for water reservoir.
       
    • Mattie and R.M. Isbell to J.D. Ventioner 1 July 1910 Book 363, p. 295
       
    • 15 July 1912 $100 per acre, 108 acres.  Paper signed by R.M. Isbell, M.E. Isbell and J.S. Young.