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And the defendant Thadeus Williams denies that a considerable personal estate belonging to the decedent James Williams ever came as by due diligence might have come into the hands or the personal representative of the said James Williams, as is alleged in the said plaintiffs bill of complaint, on the contrary he alleges that the said decedent died possessed of but little personal property of any description, and that his said accounts as such personal representative is now before one of the commissioners of this court for settlement

And the said Rebecca Williams further answering says that she and the said James Williams were lawfully married in the year 1866 that the marriage between them was solomized within this state according to the laws thereof, that she and the said James Williams cohabited and lived together as man and wife from the period of their said marriage until the death of the said James Williams, that the said Annie is the lawful & only offspring of said marriage, & is the heir at law of the said James Williams dec'd and that she the said