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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of letters and documents by Texas patriots & politicians
|Appointment of administrator for the estate of the late Robert Cunningham
|24 September 1838
|Heard, William J. E. (1801-1874)
|Acting in his capacity as probate judge, Heard appoints Bazil G. Ijams the administrator of Cunningham's estate. Written four days before Heard was elected chief justice of Colorado County, Texas.
|American West Texas Judiciary Law Estate
|Heard, William J. E. (1801-1874) Ijams, Bazil G. (fl. 1838)
|Colorado County, Texas
|Law; Westward Expansion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|In 1830, Heard emigrated to Texas, where he was granted a league and a labor in Stephen F. Austin's colony. He commanded a volunteer regiment at the Battle of San Jacinto. In 1840, he was elected chief justice of Wharton County and accompanied Colonel John H. Moore's expedition against the Indians of the upper Colorado River.
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859