Thanks to Family Search’s digitization of microfilm, I was able to research the estate of Henry Burke in Platte County, Missouri. As I was scanning the images, I found that the case drug out for three years.
The first entry for the estate was recorded 3 Nov 1845 (image 215) in Platte County, Missouri:
And now at this day comes Elizabeth Burke and files here affidavit and on her application this ordered by the court that she be and hereby is appointed administration of the estate of Henry Burke deceased and requires her to execute bond as such administration in the sum of sixteen hundred dollars with approved security and there upon the said Elizabeth Burke one enter her bond as aforesaid in the sum aforesaid with Matthew M. Bland and Alfred Kirkpatric securities which is received and approved by the court.
5 Jan 1846 in Platte County, Missouri (image 229)
Now at this day comes Elizabeth Burke administratrix of the estate of Henry Burke deceased and presents her inventory and sale bill of the effects of said estate which were received by the court and ordered to be preserved on file.
8 Feb 1847 in Platte County, Missouri (Image 313)
Now here comes Elizabeth A Burk administratrix of estate of Henry F Burk makes her first annual settlement which is in the words and figures following to wit:
For amount of sale bill of personal estate Filed July 5, 1845 $483.93
for amount of proceeds of sale of negro girl $299.28
Total Indebtness $783.18
By payment to Dr. W I Westerfield voucher No 1 $7.00
By payment to Peter Bishler voucher no 2 $5.00
by payment to John W Taylor voucher no 3 $2.50
by payment to A. M. Bett voucher no 4 $10.00
by payment to G P Past voucher no 5 $2.19
by payment to G W Goodlander voucher no 6 $3.50
by balance being indebtedness Feb 8 1846 $750.99
Now here comes Elizabeth Burk administratrix of the estate of Henry F Burk deceased and files in open court here her petition in writing stating that the personal estate of said deceased is insufficient to pay the debts of said estate, and prays for the sale of the real estate of said deceased to wit: lots no. 11 and 12 in block no 42 in the town of Weston in Platte County or so much thereof as will pay the debts of said estate. Accompanied by a true account of her administration. A list of the debts due and by the said deceased and remaining unpaid and accounting of the real estate and the remaining personal and all the assets in her hands. The whole verified by the affidavit of the said administratrix It is therefore ordered by the court that all per sons interested in said estate be notified thereof and that unless the contrary be shown on the first day of the next May session of this court AD 1847 An order will be made for the sale of the whole of said real estate as will pay the debts of estate and expenses of administration such notice may be given by ten hand bills put up in the public places in Platte County in which said real estate is situate. Court adjourns till 9 o’clock tomorrow morning.
2 Mar 1846 in Platte County Missouri (image 246)
Monday March 2nd 1846
D. P. Wallingford
Estate of H F Burke
Legal notice being duly served upon the administration of said estate and the demand of plaintiff being being proven the allows the said plaintiff fifty six dollars 75 cts assigns his demand to the 5th class
John G Burk
Estate of H F Burke dec’d
Legague notice being served on the administration of said estate, ordered by the plaintiffs demand for eighty five dollars be allowed and assigned to the 5 class.
4 Apr 1846 in Platte County, Missouri (image 255)
Wednesday April 4th AD 1846
William C Moore
Henry F Burke Deceased
Notice having been proven, the Court allows the plaintiffs claim of $122 unto and assigned to the 5th class
4 May 1846 in Platte County, Missouri (image 256)
The court authorizes the administration of Henry F Burk deceased to sell a negro girl named Clovia, belonging to said estate tot he highest bidder on the first day of the June county court on a audit of twelve months.
1 Jun 1846 in Platte County, Missouri (image 261)
Estate of H. F. Burke deceased legal notice being received the court allows plaintiff five dollars and 33 cents for his debt and assign it to the 5th class.
Estate of H. F. Burke deceased legal notice being received the court allows plaintiff twelve dollars for his debt and assigns to the 5th class.
5 Aug 1846 in Platte County, Missouri (image 267)
Estate of H F Burke deceased legal notice being waived the court allows plaintiff nine dollars for his debt and assigns it to the 1st class.
7 Sep 1846 in Platte County, Missouri (image 272)
Henry Burke dec Estate notice being waived in open court the plaintiff account of $104 and 73 cents is allowed against defendant and assigned to the 5th class of debt
A. M. Bell
Same legal notice being waived in open court the plaintiffs account of $24.50 is allowed against the defendant and assigned to the 4th class of debt.
2 Feb 1847 in Platte County, Missouri (image 309)
The Estate of Henry F Burk dec’d
acct 7.40 dollars
legal motion being waived in open court and the court being satisfied with proof the amt of seven dollars and forty cents is claimed by this court and assigned to the 5th class
6 May 1847 in Platte County Missouri (image 339)
Thursday May 6 AD 1847
In Matter of Estate of
Henry F Burke deceased
Order to sell real estate
And now here comes Elizabeth Burke administratrix of said decedents estate and proves to the satisfaction of the court that she has notified according to laws all persons interested in said estate that she has filed her petition in this court praying the sale of the real estate of said decedent or so much thereof as will be sufficient to pay the debts of said estate and the expenses of administration, said petition being accompanied by a true account of her administration, a list of debts due to and by the deceased and remaining unpaid, and an inventory of the real estate and remaining personal estate with its appraised value and of all the assets in her hands. The who verified by the affidavit of said administratrix. and the court being satisfied that the prayer of said petition ought to be granted doth order that the said Elizabeth Burke a such administratrix sell the following described real estate or so much thereof as will be sufficient to pay the debts of said estate and the expenses of administration, that is to say lots number eleven and twelve in block number forty two with their appurtenances, situated in the county of Platte in the state of Missouri, said real estate to be sold at public or private sale in the discretion of said administratrix. If at public sale, to be at the court house door in Platt City on the first Monday in August next between the hours of ten o’clock in the forenoon and five o’clock in the afternoon of said day at public outcry and openly by auction to the highest bidder, first giving 4 weeks notice in a newspaper or twenty days previous notice by ten written notices posted up at different public places in said County of Platt of the true place and terms of sale. And that said administratrix report her proceedings herein to the next August term of this Court Ordered that court adjourn until Nine o’clock tomorrow morning.
4 Aug 1847 in Platte County, Missouri (image 358)
In the matter of the Estate of
Henry F Burk dec’d
Ordered by the court that Elizabeth Burk administratrix of said estate by and she is hereby authorized and required to sell the following real estate belonging to said estate to wit: lots no. 11 and 12 in block no 42 in the Town of Weston either at public or private sale on the first week of the next Sept. circuit court she first giving public notice of said sail by posting up hand bills to that effect.
1 Nov 1847 in Platte County, Missouri (image 384)
Ordered by the court that Elizabeth Burke, administratrix of the Estate of Henry F. Burke deceased by the authorized to sell lot no in block no 42 in the town of Weston at private or public sale by giving four weeks notice by 10 written hand bills in ten public places in this county to be sold if at public sale on the first day of the next session of this court on a cr of six months the purchase giving bond with approved security.
6 Dec 1847 in Platte County, Missouri (image 397)
Ordered by the court that Elizabeth Burke administratrix of the estate Henry F Burke deceased continue the sale of town lot in Westin until the first Monday in January 1847.
7 Feb 1848 in Platte County, Missouri (image 418)
Now here came Elizabeth Burk administratrix of the Estate of Henry F Burk dec and makes her 2 annual
settlement of said estate, which stands thus
amt at last settlement $750.90
Cash rec’d since that time $259.02
1 Clks fees for recording $ .75
2 Lewis Clerks fee $6.10
3 Amt pd Martin Bland $15.00
4 Amt Dr. A. M. Bett $ 8.00
5 Amt D. P. Mallingford $15.00
6 Amt Nathan Newby $ 3.00
7 Amt paid J Woods $ 9.00
8 Amt paid Saml Dowery $ 2.00
9 P. C. Poacity $ 6.92 $1000.00 debts
10 W H Bell $ 40.00
11 B Holladay $ 3.00
12 W H Bell $140.00
13 Jas Kuykendall $ 5.00
14 J. G. Coksill $ 6.00 259.77 credits
Bal on hand Feb 7 1848 $740.24
10 Nov 1848 in Platte County, Missouri (image 538-539)
Now at this time of the court comes Elizabeth Burke administratrix of the estate of Henry F Burk deceased and files her report of all the proceedings in relation to the sale of real estate made under the order of this court which is as follows Whereas at the February term of the County Court of Platte County Missouri, the said administratrix filed her petition in the court as the law requires showing the amount of indebtedness of said estate and also of the amount of money on hand and due said estate, and sharing to the said satisfaction of the court that the personal property is wholly insufficient to pay the debts of said estate and praying for a sale order for the sale lots no. 11 & 12 in block no. 42 situate in the town of Weston Platte County aforesaid which petition references may be had to said petition now on file in this office, whereupon the said court proceed to make an order requiring said administratrix to notify all person interested in said estate to be [?] appear at the May term of said county court AD 1847 to show cause why said order of sale should not be made by posting up ten hand bills in ten public places in said county, where upon at the August Term AD 1847 of said county court the said administratrix proved to the satisfaction of the court that she has notified according to law all persons interested in said estate and the court being satisfied that the prayer of the petitioner ought to be granted did then and there order and require that the said Elizabeth as adminstratrix aforesaid, sell the above described real estate, or so much thereof as will be sufficient to pay the debts of said estate and expenses of administration at public auction at the courthouse door in Plate City on the 1st Monday in August AD 1847 first giving 4 weeks notice in same newspaper or twenty days notice previous to the day of sale, by ten written notices posted up at different public places in said county of Platte, of time, places and manner of said sale, whereupon at the August session of said court AD 1847 said court made an order requiring the said real estate above described to be sold at the said November term 1847 of the first week of the circuit court within and of said county also requiring the said administratrix to give public notice — whereupon the said administratrix proceeded to sell said real estate on the 6th day of September 1847, and William Bell, then and then became the purchaser of lot no. 12 in block no 42, for the sum of twenty dollars and James Johnson was the highest and best bidder for not no 11 in block no 42 for the sum of thirty five dollars said Johnson refusing to pay the purchase money on said lot no 11 in block no 42 where upon at the November term of said court said administratrix was ordered to resell said lot no 11 in block no 42 on the first day of the next December term 1847 of said court by giving four weeks notice by posting up 10 hand bills in 10 of the court, a copy of which notice is herewith filed as part of this report — whereupon, whereupon the said administratrix on the first Monday in December and whilst the county court of said county was in session, the same being the 6th day of December AD 1847, proceeded at the court house door to sell said lot no 11 in block no 42 to the highest bidder and with our Mr. Suggett being the highest & best bidder, said lot was cried off to him at the price of twenty one dollars and twenty five cents whereupon said Suggett executed his bond with approved surety for the payment of said money as required by the order of this court, whereupon the said Elizabeth Burke as administratrix aforesaid mad and executed her deed as aforesaid to the aforesaid purchaser on the 9th day of Nov ember AD 1848, all of which is respectfully submitted
Platte County, Missouri, Court Record, v. 1 1839-1846; Henry Burke and Elizabeth Burke; FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org; FHL microfilm 988945 / #007631728.