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HARKINS, Melvina nee JACKSON
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STATE OF OKLAHOMA.
IN COUNTY COURT.
CASE NUMBER NO. 558.
In the Matter of the Estate of MELVINA HARKINS nee JACKSON, Deceased.
Now on this 19th day of August 1913, there comes on for hearing in open Court the petition of PANSON HARKINS, heretofore filed herein, praying for the approval of a certain deed executed by PANSON HARKINS to J. H. RUMSFIELD conveying his interest in the lands hereinafter described; and said petitioner appearing in person and by attorney and the said J. H. RUMSFIELD coming and tendering and paying into Court for said petitioner the sum of Three hundred Dollars, in cash, being the consideration named in said deed, and the Court having examined said deed and petition and having heard the evidence offered in premises and being fully advised in the matter finds the facts to be as in said petition set forth, to wit:
That the said petitioner PANSON HARKINS is a citizen by blood of the Choctaw Nation, enrolled opposite No. 6075 as of the full blood;
That MELVINA HARKINS nee JACKSON, was a citizen by blood of the Choctaw Nation, enrolled opposite No. 5854, as of the full blood;
That on or about the ___ day of August, A. D. 1913 the said MELVINA HARKINS nee JACKSON, departed this life interstate at her home near in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, that the said deceased was an actual resident of said Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, and had been for a number of years prior to her death, and that this Court has the exclusive jurisdiction in the settlement of the estate of the said deceased;
That said MELVINA HARKINS nee JACKSON, left as her sole and only heirs at law, the said petitioner PANSON HARKINS, who was the husband of the said decedent, and one child, to-wit: BENZIE HARKINS, aged about two years, being lawful issue of the marriage of said petitioner and decedent.
That said MELVINA HARKINS nee JACKSON died seized of an estate in fee simple, being the lands allotted to her by the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, as her prorate share of the tribal lands of said tribes, by virtue of her being a Choctaw by blood, which said lands are described as follows, to-wit:
W 1/2 of NW 1/4 and W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 27, Township 2 South Range 7 West, of the Indian Base and Meridian containing 100 acres, more or less, situated in Stephens County, Oklahoma, and being the surplus allotment of the said MELVINA HARKINS nee JACKSON, deceased.
Also the W 1/2 of NE 1/4 and E 1/2 of NW 1/4 and S 1/2 of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 and N 1/2 of SW 1/4 and SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 17, Township 2 North Range 22 East, of the Indian Base and Meridian, containing 300 acres, more or less, and being the homestead allotment of the said MELVINA HARKINS nee JACKSON, deceased.
That upon the death of the said MELVINA HARKINS nee JACKSON said surplus lands above described descended as follows, to-wit: One half to the husband, PANSON HARKINS and one half to the child BENZIE HARKINS (that said homestead allotment the use and benefit of the said child BENZIE HARKINS decended 20) for a period of twenty-one years or until its death, if prior to twenty one years, as the said BENZIE HARKINS had no allotment of its own.
That on the 19th day of August, A. D. 1913, the said petitioner PANSON HARKINS sold his interest in the surplus lands above described the W 1/2 of NW 1/4 and W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 27, Township 2 South Range 7 West, containing 100 acres and situated in Stephens County, Oklahoma, subject to the approval of this Court for the price and sum of Three Hundred Dollars, that petitioner has executed to said J. H. RUMSFIELD, his heirs and assigns a Warranty Deed conveying said surplus lands aforesaid that petitioner has testified he believes said sum to be reasonable and adequate and that transaction is in all things satisfactory and agreeable to petitioner and he now still prays the Court to permit him to consummate said sale and to enter its order approving said deed.
Now Therefore, it is hereby ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court, that the said deed of conveyance from the said PANSON HARKINS to J. H. RUMSFIELD, his heirs and assigns, be and the same is hereby ratified, confirmed and approved and in all things declared legal, valid and binding.
Dated this 19th day of August 1913.
(Signed) L. P. DAVENPORT, County Judge
Filed: August 19, 1913
Recorded by BEULAH ALLEN
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