Estate  of  John  Conover,

State of Indiana  Shelby County  Ss

          To The Honorable  David D Banta  Sole Judge of the Shelby Circuit Court  State of Indiana

                    Your Petitioner  Garrett F Conover  Upon his Oath represents that his Grandfather  John B Conover  late of Shelby County Indiana deceased  by the Terms of his Will among Other things bequeathed to Your Petitioner and to  Sarah A Conover  now  Sarah A Cowels  Your Petitioners Sister One hundred dollars each to be paid to them after the death of  Eliza Conover  wife of the deceased Who was the Grandmother of your Petitioner and the Said  Sarah   now the wife of  Joseph Cowels  all of which Will the more fully be Seen by reference to Said Will a copy of which is filed herewith and made part of the petition that the Said  Eliza Conover  Widow of decedant and Your Petitioners Said Grandmother is now dead  that  Nelson S Conover  who was the chosen Executor of Said Will duly Qualified as such and took upon himself the Administration of Said Estate after the death of the Said  John B Conover  but during the Life of Said  Eliza Conover  Widow of Said  John B Conover  and your petitioner represents that before Said Executor had finally Settled Said Estate according to the Terms of Said Will and during the life of Said  Eliza  Said Executor departed this life leaving Said  Eliza Conover  him surviving that the Estate of Said  John B Conover  has been without Administration Ever since the death of the Said Executor and the the Same is still without Administration in consequence of which your Petitioner Says that the bequest of One Hundred dollars to him and the one Hundred dollars to his Sister  Sarah A  is now due and remains Wholy Unpaid to them  Wherefore your Petitioner asks that your Honor appoint  India Conover  as Administrator Dobonas non with the Will annexed of the Estate of  John B Conover  deceased that she qualify as such and that he proceed to Complete the settlement of Said estate according to the terms of his Said Will All of which is verified and respectfully Submitted
G F Conover  /s/         

Subscribed and Sworn to before me on this 4 day of October AD 1878
John Elliott   Clk     /s/
Shelby C C    

Transcribed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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