I recently paid a visit to one our amazing agents, Yates Title in Hamilton, Texas. Attorney Nancy Anglin Yates has owned and operated Yates Title for 20 years and runs a great company assisting her clients with her expertise and her knowledge as a Hamilton native.
Nancy and her husband, Randy, recently purchased one of the historic buildings on the town square to relocate Yates Title. The beautifully renovated office has a great view of the Hamilton County Courthouse and was an old law office dating back to the to the law practice of H.E. Chesley Sr. from 1894 until his death on August 21, 1935. Mr. Chesley’s Law practice mainly consisted of civil and land law, and he also served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1902-1905.
Nancy remembers this building always being a law office. As a young girl, she would look up at the upstairs windows and image becoming a lawyer herself. Today she sits in the actual office of H.E. Chesley Sr., and apparently he still makes his presents known. Yes…the office is haunted! Nancy refers to Mr. Chesley as her “friendly ghost.” Books and chairs move without explanation and even his presence has made the hair on her friend’s arms stand on end. Nancy chose to honor him in her office with a desk of his own and gives him room to continue to be a part of the building.
This is why I love my job— by serving and getting to know our agents beyond a business connection. The relationships I am allowed to build and the things I discover are fantastic. So next time you are passing through Hamilton, stop in to see Nancy to hear more stories and possibly even experience Mr. Chesley yourself!