Died on the 12th at the house of Mr. Thompson V. Berry, Mr. Nathaniel Touchstone, formerly of Perry and Copiah Counties.
Source: March 21, 1838, The Brandon Republican & Eastern Advocate
Estate of Nathaniel Touchstone, deceased.
Thompson V. Berry (30 years old), Charles K. Brown, Charles S. Smith bound to Judge Cooper, $8000.00, 26 March 1838.
Condition: Thompson V. Berry, admr. to make estate inventory.
Source: Rankin County Mississippi Will Book
From Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi:
July Term, 1843
Smith v. Berry
Merritt J Smith vs, T.V. Berry, Administrator of N. Touchstone, deceased.
"B. administrator of T.'s estate, reported the estate insolvent. Commissioners of insolvency were appointed April, 1840, who afterwards, in June, 1841, made their report, which was received by the court, and they discharged from any further consideration of the subject. In February, 1842, S, a creditor of T, who had failed to present his claim to the commissioners, filed a petition to have other commissions appointed, and the first report set aside, on the ground that he had no notice of the time of their sitting, which petition the court below refused to grant....."
The judgement of the court was that, although commissioners acted without notice, the determination would not be changed.