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Affidavit from Alexander Somervell

Text of Somervell Affidavit

Republic of Texas
County of Austin

Alexander Somerville of said County being duly sworn doth depose and say that he was acquainted with James Tylee of said County, (and) with Jacob Ebberly, late of Bastrop deceased, and formerly of Columbia, and that during the month of October or November of 1834, said Ebberly sold to said Tylee, one half of his headright for one league of land, and that said Tylee then paid said Ebberly the consideration in full for said purchase, as said Ebberly subsequently has repeatedly acknowledged to this deponent, and said Ebberly executed to said Tylee, his Bond for a title to said land, which Bond was subsequently placed by said Tylee in the hands of this deponent, and was afterwards destroyed with many other papers of this deponent, at the time of the burning of the Town of San Felipe, (and) the invasion of the Mexican army. And this deponent further saith that said Ebberly has repeatedly acknowledged to this deponent during his lifetime since the destruction of said Bond, his (Ebberly’s) obligation to make title to said Tylee or his legal representatives, for said land, and of his willingness so to do, at any time when called upon for that purpose.

Before me this
30 May 1841                 A Somervell
JH Money
CJAC 

Affidavit of Alexander Somervell.
I.L. Hill vs. Estate of Jacob Ebberly deceased.

Clerk’s Note:  (This is our interpretation of the handwriting and therefore a more exacting examination may find discrepancies.) 

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Probate Division Has Moved

The County Clerk's Probate Division is now located at 200 West 8th Street, Ste. 140, Austin, Texas, 78701, in the new Probate Courthouse. As of March 24, 2020, the Travis County Clerk has modified operations and has closed all office lobbies in an effort to minimize face-to-face interaction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Probate Division conducts business via eFile, mail, telephone, and email during regular business hours. All documents that require hand delivery will be accepted by appointment only. Please call (512) 854-9188 to speak to a clerk to set an appointment or email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information is available at the Probate Court website.

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Austin, TX 78714
   
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Travis County Probate Courthouse

 

Address: Mailing Address:
Travis County Probate Courthouse
200 West 8th Street, Ste. 140
Austin, Texas, 78701  (View Map)
Dana DeBeauvoir
Travis County Clerk
P.O. Box 149325
Austin, TX 78714
   
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
(512) 854-9188 
   
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