Estate of

Daniel  Williams,  dec'd

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Letters  of  Administration



STATE OF INDIANA, SHELBY COUNTY: SS
          Matthew Williams  being duly sworn before the Clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court of the County aforesaid, upon oath says that  Daniel Williams  departed this life in said county, intestate as he believes on the 12th day of August 1877; that said Daniel Williams left a personal estate to be administered, of the probable value, as he is informed and believes, of Three Hundred Dollars; and further saith not.
Signed,       Matthew Williams his X mark

          Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 27th day of August 1877
Bellamy S. Sutton Clerk

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Sale Bill

Name of Articles Sold For To Whom sold Cash or Surety
2 augers & 1 chisel .30 James Fields Samuel Weir
1 cross cut saw & 1 auger .45 Isaac Odell Cash
1 Mattox .70 James Fields Samuel Weir
1 Kraut Barrel .50 do do do do
1 Mower 5.50 do do do do
1 Cane Mill 9.16 Jas. McGill Cash
44 bus. Wheat 66.00 Jas. Fields Samuel Weir
1 Lot Corn in Crib Hamilton Fields Not taken by Purchaser
3 Shoats 15.00 Jas. Fields Samuel Weir
3 Shoats 12.75 do do do do
2 Shoats 10.25 James Alexander Robt. Crum
1 Sow 5.00 Martha Williams Isaac Odell
1 Sow 10.50 Albert Williams John B. Bishop
1 Sow 30.00 Jas. Fields Samuel Weir
1 Ground Hog Thrasher .25 do do do do
Total $166.36  


State of Indiana, Shelby County
         I, William G. Dunn, Clerk of the sale of the personal property of Daniel Williams, deceased, swear that the foregoing sale bill is a true account thereof.
Wm. G. Dunn
         Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day of September 1877
Isaac Odell, N.P.


State of Indiana, Shelby County;
         I, Matthew Williams, Administrator of the estate of  Daniel Williams, deceased, swear that the foregoing sale bill is a true account of the sale of the personal property of the decedent.
Attest W.G. Dunn                   Matthew Williams his X mark
          Subscribed and sworn before me this 16th day of October 1877.
B. S. Sutton   Clerk


          Account Sale of the personal property of  Daniel Williams, deceased, sold by Matthew Williams at the late Residence of Decedent at private sale under order of Court to  John Rittenhouse, on the 22nd day of October, 187719117/68 Bushel Corn to John Rittenhouse at 35 cents per Bushel Cash for $66.88.
Matthew Williams his X mark


State of Indiana, Shelby County
          I, Matthew Williams, Administrator of the Estate of  Daniel Williams, deceased, swear that the foregoing sale is a true account of the sale of the corn by me made under order of Shelby Circuit Court at the present October term 1877.
Matthew Williams his X mark

          Sworn to before me this 14th day of November 1877.
Isaac Odell Notary Public


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Final Settlement


STATE OF INDIANA, SHELBY COUNTY, SS
          In the Circuit Court December Term 1879
In Re Estate of Daniel Williams, deceased

                    Clarinda Bishop  being duly sworn upon her oath says that she is the widow of  Eli Williams, deceased, who was a son of  Daniel Williams, deceased, named in the above entitled matter; that the said  Eli Williams  left him surviving as his heirs at law,  William A. Williams  a son,  Martha E. Crum  (now but formerly Williams) a daughter,  Emma B. Williams  and  James A. Williams,  grandchildren, who were the children of a son named  Vinson* Williams, who is now deceased,  Matthew Sedgwick  now being the acting guardian of said two grandchildren who are the minors.  That said persons are the only heirs of said Eli Williams deceased,  That Mitchell Ham administrator de bonis non of the Estate of said Daniel Williams deceased on his final settlement reported to be the credits as due the heirs of said Eli, $117.79 dollars, which are paid into the hands of the Clerk of this Court for distribution; that notice of said facts have been published by said Clerk in the Shelby Democrat, proof of which is hereto annexed; That under said distribution after the payment of the Clerks costs $2.50, printers fees $1.75 and Attorneys fees for heirs in making proof and distribution, the said Martha E. Crum is entitled to the sum of $36.18 1/6 ; the said William A. Williams is entitled to $36.18 i/6 and each of said grandchildren by said Sedgwick guardian, $18.09 .

                    And distribution accordingly is proved to said adult heirs and guardian who are now in Court.
Corinda**   X   Bishop
Mark

Subscribed and sworn to before me this December 17, 1879
Fred H. Chueden   Clerk

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* James Vincent Williams

** The WPA Index shows  Kerenda William  married  John B Bishop  on 23 Feb 1865. In her obituary, and at the beginning of the above document, her name is spelled  Clarinda.

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                    In the matter of the Estate of Daniel Williams, deceased, Mitchell Ham, Administrator de bonis non.
                    Mitchell Ham as the administrator de bonis non of the Estate of Daniel Williams, deceased would respectfully report to the Court concerning his said trust as follows towit:

He shows that upon the death of the administrator  Matthew Williams  said trust was entitled to a credit of $534.46
that the estate of said Matthew Williams has accounted to him for said trust the sum in cash of $235.55
He has received of Isaac Odell on note due interest $196.40
On Judgment before Smith J.P. in Williams VS Poland 109.38
Note of W. R. Stewart 20.99
Total with which he is chargable $562.32

And said Administrator de bonis non says that he is chargable with the following sums expended and paid out for said trust towit:
Voucher No. 1 Taxes 5.31  
Voucher No. 2 Clerk's costs 4.56  
Amt. Taken forward $9.69
(Page 2)  
Amt. Bro't forward 9.69  
Voucher 3 Roy McCorkle Printers 2.00  
            4 Mitchell Ham's services 34.20  
            5 Matthew Williams services 38.25  
            6 L.J. Hackney Wakeing Rept. 7.00  
            7 Mitchell Ham adm. Of Matthew Williams estate the distributive shore of this estate as an heir 117.79  
            8 Paulina Stewart as her distributive share-she being a daughter 117.79  
    "         9 Clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court the amount of the distributive shares of the Heirs of Eli Williams deceased & the Heirs of Margery Harrell deceased wife of Henderson Harrell deceased a daughter of Daniel Williams deceased to each set of heirs $117.79 $235.59  
Total Credits $562.32
And said Administrator de bonis non shows that the funds remains in his hands concerning said trust and nothing remains for further duties as such administrator, and he asks that this report be accepted and approved as his final report of said trust and that he be discharged from further service.
Mitchell Ham   De Bonis Non

State of Indiana, County of Shelby
          Mitchell Ham being duly sworn upon oath that the above and foregoing account and report of said trust is true, full and complete as he verily believes.
Mitchell Ham

          Subscribed and sworn to before me this November 11th 1879
Fred H. Chueden Clerk


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In the Matter of the Petition of William L. Harrell, et al           Exparte
          William L. Harrell,  Byrum Harrell,  Eva Huegle,  formerly Harrell,  Irena J. Harrell  and  Thomas J. Craycraft guardian of the person and property of  Lena Harrell minor,  Edy Rhoads  and  William Walker  guardian of  William H. Rhoads  minor heir and son of  Mary E. Rhoads,  formerly Harrell would respectfully petition the Hon. The Shelby Circuit Court and show that the sum of one hundred and seventeen dollars and seventy nine cents have been paid into the hands of the Clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court by  Mitchell Ham, administrator de bonis non of the Estate of  Daniel Williams  deceased, for distribution to the heirs of  Margery Harrell, deceased, Your petitioners would respectfully show further that the said Margery Harrell was a daughter of the said Daniel Williams, deceased and said sum is the distributive portion of the total of said decedent to which said Margery Harrell would be entitled were she living; that the said Margery Harrell is deceased and has left her surviving, your petitioners as her children and heirs at law; that  Henderson Harrell  with whom the said Margery Williams intermarried and by whom the said children were begotten, survived the said Margery, but is now deceased.  That no other persons than your petitioners are entitled to said funds or any part thereof and they ask the Court to direct the payment of said sum to them in equal proportions towit:  16.95 dollars each, without the expense and delay of notice.
L.J. Hackney & B.F. Love
Attys. For Petitioners

State of Indiana, County of Shelby SS:
          Thomas J. Craycraft  personally came before me and being by me duly sworn says upon oath that the facts stated in the above and foregoing petition is true.
Thos. J. Craycraft

          Subscribed and sworn before me this 12th day of November 1879
M. Posz   J.P.


Transcribed by Barb Huff  for Linda Nugent Fuller

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