Jacob Pevehouse
of Navarro County, Texas


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Below is the probate of Jacob Pevehouse.  He was the father of Navarro County Texas pioneers David and John Pevehouse.  He was also the father of Sarah Pevehouse, who married first John McCutcheon Smith, whose daughter Mary, married Anson Jones and whose son Squire Smith is buried at Dresden Cemetery.  Sarah's second husband was the Rev. John Woodruff, one of the first Baptist preachers in Texas.  The Rev. Woodruff ordained into the ministry another Navarro County pioneer, Noah T. Byars.

Others mentioned in the probate records also came to Navarro County.  The children of Catherine Lesley and Jacob Pevehouse, who was the elder Jacob's youngest son, were all residents of the Dresden and Cross Roads area.

Mary, a daughter of Jacob Pevehouse, married Leo Roark, who was a famous Indian fighter.  Leo's father, Eli Roark, was killed by Indians in 1836 near San Antonio, as Leo watched from hiding.  Mary's and Leo's son, Sam, lived for a while with David and Malinda Pevehouse at Cross Roads.

All but the two younger children mentioned in the probate descended from Jacob and his first wife, Rachel Kellums.  The two younger children were from Jacob's marriage to Hannah Ross.   The first wife of David Pevehouse was Cynthia Ross.  She and Hannah may have been sisters.   ....Don Pevehouse  2/27/2003

Succession of Jacob Pevehouse decd ---
The Republic of Texas
County of Austin             
To The Hon. Probate Court in and for said county your Petitioners David Pevehouse and Hannah Pevehouse would respectfully represent to your Honorable Court that one Jacob Pevehouse late citizen of this County departed this life intestate on or about the first day of the present month leaving considerable estates and effects consisting mostly of land, Negroes, Horses, cattle & household furniture.  Therefore, your Petitioners pray Letters of Administration be granted to your petitioners on said Estate with the Benefit of Inventory at the insuring Term of your Honors Court in manner and form contemplated by law and your petitioners.  Hannah Pevehouse wife of the late decd would further represent that there are two minor children of the said decd to wit Lucinda and Jacob under the age of puberty without Guardian or any person legally appointed to represent them.  In consequence of which your petitioner Hannah Pevehouse Mother of said minor children Lucinda and Jacob prays that your Honors court grant Letters of Guardianship to your petitioner at the next insuing Term of said Court.  Your Petitioner is ready to give bond and security according to law, as your petitioner in duty bound will so pray &c.
December 18 A. D. 1840.
Hannah (her mark) Pevehouse
James Pevehouse
David Pevehouse
Let the foregoing application be advertised according to Law.
J. H. Money Ex officio Judge  Probate
I will as administratrix of the Estate of Jacob Pevehouse deceased attend at the next February Term of the Probate Court for the County of Austin and make an annual Settlement of the affairs of said Estate.
San Felipe    February 1, 1842
Hannah Pevehouse, Administratrix
Republic of Texas:
County of Austin:       Know all men by these presents that Hannah Pevehouse, J. H. Catlin & Sherwood Ray are held and firmly bound unto John Pevehouse, Abraham Pevehouse, David Pevehouse, Preston Pevehouse, Enoch Pevehouse, Polly Pevehouse as administrator of James Pevehouse, Leo Roark and his wife Mary, John Woodruff and his wife Sarah and the minor heirs of Nelson Pevehouse & the minor heirs  of Catherine Lesly in the sum of one hundred dollars good and lawful money of the Republic of Texas for the payment of which __________ jointly and severally ourselves, our heirs, Executors and our Administrator firmly by their presents signed with our names and our seal affixed.  Town of San Felipe in the Republic and County aforesaid this 17 day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty three.
The condition of the above bond is such that whereas at the late February term of the Probate Court for the County aforesaid, upon the case for partition of the Estate of Jacob Pevehouse, deceased, the said Hannah Pevehouse appealed from the decision of said Court.  Now if the said Hannah Pevehouse shall prevent such appeal with offers on a failure so to do shall pay such damages as shall be awarded against her, then the bond is void and of no effect.  Otherwise in full force and virtue.
Hannah (her mark) Pevehouse     ( Seal)
J. H. Catlin                                   (Seal)
Sherwood Ray                              (Seal)
Signed, sealed and delivered in person of J. H. Money.




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