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Henry Caviness
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Birth: Dec., 1813
Chatham County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 4, 1887
Montezuma County
Colorado, USA

Henry is the son of George (Cavendish) Caviness and Fersiby "Phoebe" nee JERDAN (JAMES) Caviness. George was born abt. 1775 in Petersburg, Prince George Co., VA.

Henry married Nancy nee ROBERTS in 1836 in Benton Co., AR. To this union were born these known children: William, Nancy Jane, Lucinda Ann "Louana", Rachael Soporonia "Sophia", James Monroe, John Henry, Robert, Mary Ellen, Martha Alice, Susan, Rebecca Isabel, Matthew, Amanda, Joseph F. and Edward Caviness.

Susan was born in 1860 in San Saba Co., TX and died in 1861 in San Saba Co., TX.
Publication: Mancos Times-Tribune (Mancos, Montezuma County)
Section: None; Page Number: 4 Date: 1919 Sep 19

Notice is hereby given. That the above named petitioners have filed in the District Court aforesaid: their above mentioned petition, alleging that Henry Caviness, a resident of that part of La Plata County, Colorado, now Montezuma County, died May 5th, 1887, intestate as to his real estate, and being the owner of the South Half of the North East Quarter and the North Half of the South East Quarter of Section 28, Township 36 North of Range 13 West N.M.P.M., together with a half interest in the Lee Irrigation Ditch taking water from the Rio Mancos; except that part of said North half of South East Quarter beginning at the south-west corner thereof, and running thence north 300 feet, thence east 150 feet, thence south 300 feet, thence west 150 feet; situate in said La Plata County, Colorado. In that part thereof now Montezuma County: that said water right was thereafter. at the 1893. term of said District Court adjudicated as Priority No. 12. In the amount of 1 cubic feet per second, and Priority No. 34. in the amount of cubic foot per second; that said Henry Caviness left surviving him as his only heirs at law, said Nancy Caviness, his widow, and Joseph F. Caviness, Edward Caviness, Ellen Ritter, now Ellen Burnett, Matthew Caviness, Robert Caviness, James M. Caviness, John Caviness, Sophronia Gerhardt, Rebecca Drew, and Alice Hoffman, his children by his wife, said Nancy Caviness; that on March 16, 1894, said Nancy Caviness, then a resident of said Montezuma County, died intestate, and being the owner of an undivided half-interest in said real estate and leaving her surviving said children as her only heirs at law; that the estates of said Henry Caviness and Nancy Caviness were duly administered upon and settled, but that the descent of the real estate of neither said Henry Caviness nor Nancy Caviness was determined in the said administration proceedings, or otherwise; that said children, as such heirs at law, conveyed all their right, title and interest in said real estate to said Joseph F. Caviness, and that said petitioners are now the owners of all of said real estate in the certain respective parcels thereof as more fully described in said petition: that said Robert Caviness, James M. Caviness and John Cavness died after so conveying their said interests in said real estate to said Joseph F. Caviness; and that the names of the heirs of said Henry Caviness and Nancy Caviness so far as the names are known or can by due diligence be ascertained , are as follows: Joseph f. Caviness, Ellen Burnett, Margaret Caviness, widow of said John Caviness, Edward, Matthew Caviness, Rebecca Drew, Sophronia Gerhardt, Alice Hoffman, Elizabeth Caviness widow, and Roy Caviness, , Eva C. Brittain, and Jessie Caviness, children, and Hazel Menefee, grand-daughter, of said James M. Caviness, and that said Eva C. Brittain as guardian of said Hazel Menefee: that said petiontioners pray in said petition the findings and decree of the Court, that the heirs of said Henry Caviness and of said Nancy Caviness at the respective date of their decease were, and now are as aboveinred, said that said petitioners are now the owners of all of said real estate in the several respective parcels thereof as set forth in said petition.
That the time for the hearing of said petition has been fixed for October 15, A.D. 1919, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, at the District Court Room in the County Court House of said Montezuma County, at Cortez, Colorado; and that at or before the time so fixed for said hearing, any person interested in the subject matter of said petition may appear and answer said petition and set up any proper defense to the same or any part thereof, or intervene to assert or protect any interest he may have.
Witness, J.M. Brumley, Clerk of said District, and the seal of said District Court, at Cortez, Colorado, this 28th of August A.D. 1919,

(SEAL) Clerk of District Court
First pub. Aug. 29; Last Sept. 19, 1919
Family links: 
  George Caviness (1775 - 1846)
  Fersiby Jerdan Caviness (1790 - 1858)
  Nancy Roberts Caviness (1828 - 1894)*
  William Caviness (1838 - 1877)*
  Nancy Jane Caviness Kemp (1839 - 1862)*
  Lucinda Ann Caviness Montgomery (1842 - 1880)*
  James Monroe Caviness (1848 - 1916)*
  Sophronia Caviness Gerhardt (1848 - 1925)*
  John Henry Caviness (1852 - 1900)*
  Mary Ellen Caviness Burnett (1855 - 1931)*
  Robert Caviness (1856 - ____)*
  Martha Alice Caviness Hoffman (1857 - 1934)*
  Susan Caviness (1860 - 1861)*
  Rebecca Isabel Caviness Drew (1861 - 1939)*
  Matthew Caviness (1862 - 1936)*
  Amanda Caviness (1867 - 1880)*
  Joseph F. Caviness (1869 - ____)*
  Edward Caviness (1870 - ____)*
  Edmund Demond Cavness (1809 - 1886)**
  Matthew McCarey Cavness (1812 - 1889)*
  Henry Caviness (1813 - 1887)
  Jeremiah Cavaness (1818 - ____)*
  Robert Caviness (1822 - 1902)*
  James Caviness (1828 - 1892)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Montezuma County did not exist in 1887 in the state of Colorado. It was not founded until 1889.
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Montezuma County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Connie WEEAKS Pace
Record added: Apr 12, 2010
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