Born ca. 1811, Paul Hagler married 12 Jan 1831 Caroline Bost in Cabarrus County. Dated 7 Dec 1833, Paul H. and wife Caroline Hagler and G. H. Swaringen sold to George Garmon Senr 76 acres (12-16, Cabarrus County NC) adjoining lands owned by Joseph Howell. Since he next appears in Union County NC, Paul was likely selling his share of his parent or grandparent’s estates. Dated 24 Jul 1848, the division of slaves held in the estate of James Love Dec’d is recorded in Cabarrus County Court of Pleas and Quarter Session. Paul drew lot # 3 being a girl named Lucinda. Dated 8 May 1849, and living in Union County NC, Paul Hagler placed the 17 year old girl named Lucinda in trust (1-604, Union County NC) held by Charles Hagler and Richard Crowell as security for debt owed to Hiram Hagler, James _____, and Moses Cuthbertson. Aaron Little and William P. Muse witnessed the deed of trust. The Paul Hagler family appears in the Union County census as:
1850 Union County NC
41 Paul Hagler
03 Frances A.
1860 Union County NC
51 Paul Hagler
1870 Union County NC
59 Paul Hagler
As with most families, Paul’s was hit hard by the civil war. Late in life, Caroline was unable to care for both herself and her even older husband. Dated 28 Nov 1892 while still of good mind, Caroline Hagler wrote a last will and testament witnessed by C. L. and J. H. Lemmond. No longer able to manage her affairs, on 7 May 1896, F. H. Wolfe was appointed by the court to receive and manage Caroline Hagler’s estate. He accepted about five hundred dollars with the records indicating little else of value except for a nondescript amount of property owned by Caroline. At the time of the court action, documentation states that Paul Hagler was 91 years of age and Caroline 87. Both were living with the recently widowed daughter Lydia T. Pusser. The court action arose from the death of Lydia’s husband and her inability to take care of both her parents and the large family. We are not sure when Paul died. However, dated 11 Apr 1899, J. A. Austin qualified as Administrator for the estate of Caroline Hagler deceased. Three items within a petition raised by the Administrator provides valuable information on the family:
3. That your petitioner is advised and believes, that under the will of said Caroline Hagler, the sum above named, . . . should first be divided into six equal shares as follows, to wit: - One share to the next of kin of Lindy Medlin, the deceased wife of Milas Medlin and a deceased daughter of the said Caroline Hagler; one share to the next of ____ Furr the deceased wife of C. F. Furr, deceased, and a daughter of the said Caroline Hagler: one share to Lydia Garmon wife of her codefendant, George J. Garmon, and a daughterof the said Caroline Hagler; one share to Ellen Cuthbertson, wife of A. J. Cuthbertson and a daughter of the said Carolina Hagler: and one share to Elizabeth Mullis a daughter of the said Caroline Hagler; and one share to Mary Ann Mullis wife of her co-defendant Samuel Mullis and a daughter of the said Carolina Hagler.
4. That Lindy Medlin is now dead and left as her children Luther Medlin, Joseph Medlin, Mary Smith, wife of her co-defendant Henry Smith, Martha Gardner wife of her co-defendant Wade Gardner and Hoyle Medlin, each of whom are over the age of 21 except Hoyle Medlin who is 20 years old.
5. That Lilia Furr is now dead and her husband C. F. Furr also died prior to the death of the said Carolina Hagler and she, the said ____ Furr, left surviving her as her next of kin __ C. Helms, wife of her codefendant J. L. Helms, L. Z. Simpson, wife of her codefendant Baxter Simpson, D. L. Furr, Paul F. Furr, S. A. Furr, and W. O. Furr, each of whom are over the age of 21 years except S. A. and W. O. Furr, who are aged 19 and 17 years. . .
6. That Lydia Garmon, wife of her co-defendant, Geo. J. Garmon, Ellen Cuthbertson wife of her co-defendant A. J. Cuthbertson, Elizabeth Mullis and Mary Ann Mullis, wife of her co defendant Samuel Mullis, each are entitled to sum of $____ as distributees of the estate.
So Paul and Caroline Bost Hagler died ca. 1891. Their children are:
1860 Union CountySo looking back at the petition on behalf of Caroline, the petitioners states accounts for “one share to Mary Ann Mullis wife of her co-defendant Samuel Mullis and daughter of said Carolina Hagler.” Did Caroline take in and raise the granddaughter to claim as her own or as stated in the record, was Mary the daughter of Caroline? The believed child of William E. and Levinia Hagler Pinion is: a.) Mary Ann Pinion b. 1853, married 1 Oct 1872 James E. Mullis, son of Jackson and Mary Jane Mullis.
27 Pinion, Wm. E., Carpenter
07 Pinion, Mary
The children of James M. and Elizabeth Hagler Mullis are: a.) Mary E. Mullis b. 1858, married C. W. Mullis b. 1856, the son of Calvin and Tempe Mullis.
The children of Milas and Malinda Hagler Medlin are: a.) Luther Medlin; b.) Joseph Medlin; c.) Mary Medlin, married Henry Smith; d.) Martha Medlin, married Wade Gardner; and e.) Wade Medlin.
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