Guardianship  of

      William  and  Nancy  Means,

minor  heirs  of  George  W.  Means,  dec'd

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Shelby Court of Common Pleas
Probate Box 92
Guardianship of the Minor Heirs of George W. Means dec’d
Richard Bentley Guardian

Estate of the Minor heirs of George W. Means, dec’d
In Shelby Common Pleas Court September Term 1859

To the Honorable James M. Sleeth
            Your petitioner, Richard H. Bentley would show to your Honor that  Mordecai,  William  and  Nancy Means aged respectively nineteen, seventeen, and six years, are without any legal guardian that Squire L. Vanpelt who formerly acted as such by legal authority has filed his exhibit and made his final settlement as such guardian, at the present term of this Court, and was finally discharged by said Court; that said minor heirs have personal property of the value of about four hundred and Eighty five dollars, and that they are also possessed of real estate the annual rents of which amounts to about one hundred fifty dollars.
R. H. Bentley            


Petition

Estate of the Minor Heirs of  G. W. Means
Richard H. Bentley Guardian
Filed Sep 22nd 1859 W. C. Miller Clerk
Recorded

            Richard H. Bentley Guardian of Mordecai, William and Ellen S. Means minor heirs of  George W. Means deceased late of Shelby county Indiana charges himself with amount of assets belonging to said minors  Towit:
Note on Joseph R. Means & R. H. Bentley Dated 25 Dec’r 1858          
and payable to S. L. Vanpelt former Guardian
$ 100 00
Interest paid on same up to 25 Dec’r 1860 18 75
One Note on J. Means due March 1st 1857 30 00
One Note on J. Means due March 2 1859 48 00
Interest on said notes to 25 Dec’r 1860 12 75
Rents of real Estate for 1859 70 00
Rents of Real Estate for 1860 80 76
Int. rec’d S. L. Vanpelt 6 00
2 Notes on Charles Gregory & Joel Gregory Interest & principle 
up to 29 July 1860
235 10
$ 601 37
Amount paid out 61 06
$ 540 31
Going to each heir $ 180 10

                                                                                                            R. H. Bentley

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th February 1861             Alonzo Blair Clerk


            Richard H. Bentley  Guardian of  Mordecai, William & Ellen S. Means minor heirs of  George W. Means  dec’d claims credit for the following disbursements towit:
No. 1 Taxes on land for 1859 8 47
No. 2 Taxes on land for 1860 8 95
No. 3 John Gregory for repairs on house &c 13 01
No. 4 Richard H. Bentley for his services in attending to the interests of said minors 12 50
No. 5 Alfred Major 5 00
No. 6 Clerks fees 13 13
    $61 06



            Richard H. Bentley Guardian of William and Ellen S. Means minor heirs of George W. Means dec’d late of Shelby County Indiana, charges himself with amount of assets belonging to said minors Towit:
Charles S. Gregory & Joel Gregory note due Feb 9 1863 $72.42 Balance due $ 162 58
Charles S. Gregory & Joel Gregory note due Feb 9th 1863 Interest paid up to Dec’r 25 1862 159 49
John Gregory & Charles S. Gregory note due 1st March 1863 rent for 1862 75 00
Amount of Notes of Joseph Means 67 13
Rent of 1861 53 83
Interest not charged in above 14 23
  $ 532 26

Amount paid out

118 41
  $ 413 85

Said Guardian claims the following credits Towit;
No. 1 Paid to C. B. Kennedy for Medical attendance on William Means $ 11 00
No. 2 D. H. Thompson note for Wm. Means 7 94
No. 3 A. L. Underwood Medical attendance on William Means 12 50
No. 4 D. H. Thompson goods for Wm. Means 8 67
No. 5 Stroup & McCain goods for Wm. Means   50
No. 6 J. H. H. Hewitt tuition for Ellen S. Means 8 25
No. 7 Robert Logan Medical attendance on Ellen S. Means 6 50
No. 8 Tax receipt 3 65
No. 9 Tax receipt     4 81
    $ 63 82
  Cash brought over 63 82
No. 10 Elijah J. Gregory unknown 7 50
No. 11 Joel Gregory unknown 11 45
No. 12 Tax receipt 1862 2 44
No. 13 Tax receipt 1861 7 35
No. 14 R. H. Bentley Guardian 18 18
No. 15 Alfred Major 5 00
No. 16 Alonzo Blair       2 67
    $ 118 41
 
R. H. Bentley                


Subscribed and sworn to in open Court March 13th 1863         Alonzo Blair Clerk
Receipts / Vouchers

Waldron Ind June 2nd 1862
            Received of Harrison Bently eleven dollars in full of Wm. Means account for Medical Services from my hand January 28th to 30th 1862                 C. B. Kennedy
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            Received Aug 16, 1862 of R. H. Bentley Twelve dollars and 50 cents in full for William Means heir of George W. Means deceased for Medical attendance on said William Means in January 1862 & also in 1861.
A. L. Underwood        

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Mes. R. H. Bentley To D. H. Thompson Dr.
To Goods furnished  Wm. Means  as follows
Feb 18th1862 To 6 yds. Ble. Muslin   84
Mar 10th 1862 To 1 pr. Oxferd Ties 1 75
Mar 21st 1862 To 1 Fcy Satinet pants 3 25
Mar 21st 1862 To 1 Wool Socks   35
Mar 21st 1862 To 1 Bro. Hat     1 75
Rec’d pay Mar 31st 1862 $ 7 94

Mes. R. H. Bentley Bot of D. H. Thompson for  Wm. Means

Sept 6th 1861 1 pr Kip Boots $ 3 75
Decr 2nd Goods for Pants Shirts &c    4 92
  $ 8 67



            Ellen S. Means  To R. Logan Dr
Oct 27 1860 To visit & 3 ?pound ?ced & ?les $ 1 25
To Hive syrps & Castir oil   50
Oct 28th To Visit 1 10
To Btl Unit Met & shets net   25
Novr 1 To Visit for nots 2 00
To pound Druens No. 4   50
To Blister Plaster   50
To Bt. Hive syrps

     

50
 

$ 6

50

            Rec’d of Harrison Bentley Guardian of Ellen S. Means six dollars for medical services rendered Sep 2d 1860.
Robert Logan        
 
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Pleasant Run July 13, 1860
            Ellen S. Means             Dr             To J. H. H. Hewett
To tuition                                 $8.25
            Rec’d pay’t by Mrs. Martha Means             J. H. H. Hewett
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Received of Richard H. Bentley my Guardian the sum of One Hundred and eighty dollars the same being in full of my distributive share in the personal Estate and also rents received by my said Guardian of my real estate, according to the within statements, and I am fully satisfied with the within report, and this receipt is in full of all demands against my said Guardian, Feb 12th 1862 I being now the age of Twenty one years.

                        Mordecai G. Means


I said Richard H. Bentley asks the Court to receive this his report and to release him from further guardianship of said Mordecai G. Means having fully settled with him as per his receipt as above – Feb 12 1861
R. H. Bentley        

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No. 19             Treasurer’s Office, Shelbyville, Ind.                 Feby 26, 1862
            Received of R. H. Bentley as Guard of G. W. Means minor heirs the sum of three Dollars and 63 Cents, in full for State, County, School, Special School, Township, Sinking Fund, and Road Tax, for the year 1861 on the following described property, and personal: Noble Township             $3.65
A.J. Winterrowd  Treasurer of Shelby Co.


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No. 217                     Treasurer’s Office, Shelbyville, Ind                     Feby 26, 1862
            Received of G. W. Means by Martha Means the sum of four dollars and 81 cents, for State, County, School, Special School, Township, Sinking Fund, and Road Tax, for the year 1861 on the following described property;
              Description               Section   Township   Range   Acres
W ½      SE 33 11 7 80
NW      SE 18 11 8 40
        $4.81             Noble             A. J. Winterrowd Treasurer of Shelby Co.
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            Rec’d Waldron Ind Feby 17th 1862 of Richard H. Bentley gardin of Wm. J. Means Fifty Cents for 2 shirt fronts.
Stroup & McCain

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No. 217                     Treasurer’s Office, Shelbyville, Ind                     Feby 26 1862
Received of G. W. Means Est by H. Bentley Guard the sum of Two Dollars and 44 Cents, in part for State, County, School, Special School, Township, Sinking Fund, and Road Tax, for the year 1861 on the following described property

              Description               Section   Township   Range   Acres
W ½       SE 33 11 7 80

NW       SE

18 11 8 40
$2.44 Noble A. J. Winterrowd Treasurer of Shelby Co.

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No. 217                     Treasurer Office, Shelbyville, Ind                     Feby 26 1862
Received of G. W. Means Est by H. Bentley Guard the sum of Seven dollars and 35 Cents, in full for State, County, School, Special School, Township, Sinking Fund, and Road Tax, for the year 1861 on the following described property
              Description               Section   Township   Range   Acres
W ½      SE 33 11 7 80

NW      SE

18 11 8 40
$7.33                 Noble A. J. Winterrowd                 Treasurer of Shelby Co.
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March the 1st 1862
            Received of R. H. Bentley as guardan for work don on the farme of G. W. Means dec seven dollars and 50 cts.
Elijah J. Gregory            
 
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March 1st 1862
            Received of R. H. Bentley as or guardian of G. W. Means Dec his ares the sume of eleven [dollars] 45 cts. for work don on the place.
John Gregory
 
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Rec’d of R. H. Bentley Guardian of two of Minor Heirs of George W. Mean dec’d the sum of Five dollars for services rendered said Guardian March 13th 1863
Alfred Major                
 
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Richard Bentley Guard of Geo. W. Means heirs
            Received of said Guardian Two dollars 67 cents Costs in said matter 
March 13th 1863.             A. Blair Clerk
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            R. H. Bentley Guardian of two of the Minor heirs of George W. Means dec’d. Said Guardian claims for services rendered for two years,
renting out lands &c $10.00
Amt paid for clover & timothy seed         2.18
Store bill paid in Kentucky    6.00
$18.18       R. H. Bentley
Subscribed and Sworn to in open Court March 13th 1863                Alonzo Blair Clerk

To the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Shelby County Indiana
            The undersigned Guardian of William J. Means would respectfully represent to said Court that on this day he had a settlement with his said ward William J. Means who is of the age of Twenty one years and has paid him the sum of One Hundred and fifteen dollars and sixty seven cents and has taken his receipt for the same and has paid up all the fees due to Clerk, and asks said Court to be discharged.
R. H. Bentley

Subscribed & sworn to before me this 14th day of August 1863             Alonzo Blair Clerk
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$115.67             Rec’d of R. H. Bentley the sum of One Hundred and fifteen dollars and sixty seven cents, the same being in full on settlement this day being made with said Bentley my guardian I being of age and this is to certify that I am fully satisfied with said Bentley’s doings in and about his said trust and I do hereby fully discharge him. 
August 14th 1863
William J. Means            
 
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            Received of Richard H. Bentley Guardian of the Heirs of George W. Means Two dollars and 64 cents in full of Clerks fees on settlement of said Guardianship as to the said William Means, one of sd. Wards. August 14 1863
Alonzo Blair Clk
 
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Martha Means Partition
            VS
Elizabeth Means et al
            Received of Richard H. Bentley the sum of Three Dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) Recorders Fee. May 6 1867
Alonzo Blair Clerk
 
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State of Indiana Shelby County SS

The State of Indiana to the Sheriff of Shelby County, Greeting:
            You are hereby commanded to cite; Richard H. Bentley Guardian of Ellen S. Means to appear before the Judge of the court of Common Pleas of Shelby County on the first day of the next Term, to be held at the Court House in the City of Shelbyville on the first Monday of March 1868 to render an account of his proceedings in the Estate of said minors and of the Writ make due Return.
            Witness J. G. Wolf Clerk and the Seal of said Court at Shelbyville, this 5th day of February 1868.
J. G. Wolf Clerk


State of Indiana Shelby County SS

To the Honorable the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Shelby County:
            The undersigned Richard H. Bentley Guardian of Ellen S. Means Minor heir of George W. Means, late of the County of Shelby and State of Indiana would respectfully represent to said Court that he is chargeable as follows Towit-
Per report 1863 $247 98
Interest to date 59 51
Rents for year 1863 37 50
Rents for year 1864 37 50
Rents for year 1865 37 50
Rents for year 1866 37 50
Rents for year 1867    37 50
  $494 99


Said Guardian claims credit for the following disbursements, Towit
Paid to 1 William J. Means pr work $ 6 71
Paid to 2 Martha J. Means as pr bill 28 10
Paid to 3 W. W. Mays schooling 4 00
Paid to 4 Mordecai Means pr repairs 10 10
Paid to 5 Stroup & McCain   96
Paid to 6 Milton Coffin   53½
Paid to 7 Allen S. Montgomery Tuition 25 60
Paid to 8 John F. Lewis pr work 2 81¼
Paid to 9 W. M. Philips Treasurer 4 18
Paid to 10 W. M. Philips Treasurer 4 84½
Paid to 11 A. J. Winterrowd 2 78½
Paid to 12 A. J. Winterrowd 1 10
Paid to 13 W. M. Philips 1 80
Paid to 14 W. M. Philips 4 64
Paid to 15 W. M. Philips 4 87
Paid to 16 W. M. Philips 3 37
Paid to 17 W. M. Philips 8 47
Paid to 18 W. M. Philips 7 66¾
Paid to 19 Martha Means 120 00
Paid to 20 R. H. Bentley pr services 63 85
Paid to 21 J. G. Wolf Clk 2 54½
Paid to 22 Major & Daugherty attys 10 00
    $321 51
  Amount said Guardian is chargeable 494 99
  Amount said Guardian is credited 321 51
  Amt in Guardians hands $173 48

            Said Guardian would further show to said court that he was cited to appear at the present Term, that he has paid the costs of said citation out of his own funds, it being his own neglect in not reporting sooner said Guardian would ask said Court to receive this his report and grant further continuance.
R. H. Bentley
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3rd March 1868.
                J. G Wolf Clerk
 
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No 170                     Treasurer’s Office                     Apr 1st 1871
Received of George W. Means Est. Eleven Dollars and 68 Cents, in 2/3 for State, County, School, Library, Special School, Township, Sinking Fund, Road and Dog Tax, for the year 1870, on the following described Property, Poll and Personal, in Noble Township
              Description               Section   Township   Range   Acres
Pt W ½ SE 13 11 7 60
$11.68
    1.51
$10.17 F. G. Robertson      Treasurer Shelby County
 
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No. 1324                             Treasurer’s Office                                 Nov 10 1871
            Received of Geo. W. Means Estate pr R. H. Bentley Twelve Dollars and 67 Cents, in full for State, County, School, Library, Special School, township, Sinking Fund, Road and Dog Tax, for the year 1871, on the following described Property, Poll and Personal, in Noble Township
              Description               Section   Township   Range   Acres
Part W ½ SE 13 11 7 60
$12.67 James M. Sleeth Treasurer Shelby County

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Guardianship of the minor heirs of G. W. Means dec’d
Richard H. Bentley, Guardian
            Received of Guardian the Sum of $1.88 in full of costs in the above Guardianship on final Settlement of the same, Shelbyville Novbr 16th 1871
John Elliott Clerk            


Richard H. Bentley Guardian of Ellen S. Means (now Seay) Minor heir of George W. Means, dec’d asks the Court to allow him the following
Clover seed 2 00
Work on Farm 3 12
3 days engaged at $2 per day 6 00
Expences      1 47
  $ 12 59
R. H. Bentley

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16th day of November 1871     John Elliott Clerk

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            Received of Richard H. Bentley the sum of one Hundred and seventy dollars, the same being the full amount coming to me of the undersigned  Faith Ellen S. Seay, the said Richard H. Bentley being the Guardian of the said Ellen S. Seay formerly  Ellen S. Means  now intermarried with the undersigned  Edward J. Seay  and we do hereby certify that we have had a settlement with said Richard H. Bentley of all moneys in his hands belonging to said Ellen S. as her guardian, and find that said above sum was due and now paid, and we are fully satisfied with the trust of said Bentley and do now discharge him from further Execution November 6th 1871
Ellen S. Seay         Edward J. Seay        


            Rec’d of R. H. Bentley Guardian of Ellen Seay formerly Means, the sum of Ten dollars for services in making report Nov 16 1871
Major & Major
 
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            Richard H. Bentley Guardian of Ellen S. Means minor heir of G. W. Means dec’d
                    To  Martha A. Means  Dr
March 3 1868 Cash paid Campbell Mayes & Co. as pr bill 6 30
  Cardwell & Edelin as pr bill   60
Nov 16 1867 Cash paid Campbell Mayes & Co. 6 85
  James W. Mayes for tuition 7 20
  J. M. Jackson for tuition 2 30
  Campbell Mayes & Co. 4 35
  Kensella & McSheewe 12 00
  Shreve & Edelen 6 28
  Campbell Mayes & Co.      1 75
    $ 47 69


State of Indiana Shelby County SS
            Personally appeared before me Alfred Major a Notary Public in and for said County Martha A. Means, who being duly sworn says that the above is true and correct and that the sum of $47.69 is justly due and owing.
Martha A. Means        

            Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1st day of April 1868
Witness my hand and Notarial Seal
Alfred Major N.P.        


            Rec’d of R. H. Bentley Guardian aforesaid the sum of Forty seven dollars and sixty nine cents in full of the above bill and acct. April 1st 1868
Martha A. Means


            Rec’d of R. H. Bentley Guardian minor heirs of G. W. Means dec’d the sum of Ten dollars for services rendered in making report &c November 10th 1870
Major & Major                            

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               Work done on G. W. Means farm for the year 1869
Resetting fencing $ 2 00
Cutting and sawing logs 1 00
Hauling logs 3 00
Making and laying up rails 8 00
Making boards 1 25
Building a kitchen 23 00
Sawing lumbar 17 00
For hauling lumbar 2 00
Door latch and hinges   50
Brick for flue 1 00
For nails 1 04
Windows 4 00

Total                 

$ 64 39
G. W. Means 16 09


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Richard H. Bentley Guardian of Ellen S. Means minor heir of George W. Means late of Shelby County deceased would respectfully ask the Court to allow him the following Towit:
11 Joice 20 ft. long 2x8 440 ft. at $1.75 $ 5 50 ¼ $ 1 37
13 plank 12 feet long 1x6 78 ft. long 1 00   25
Window & door frames 110 1 37   34
24 Rafters 12 feet long 168 2 11   52
24 Weather boards 96 1 20   30
400 feet flooring 5 00 1 25
Lathing for roof 1 35   34
641 flooring 7 91 1 98
Hauling 2 00   50
Cash sent to Martha Means 1861 for ward     12 00
Cash sent to Martha Means 1862 for ward     15 00
Collecting rents attending to putting up those reports & 15 days     30 00
      $ 63 85
R. H. Bentley

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3rd March 1868         J. G. Wolf Clerk
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Received of Richard H. Bentley Guardian of Ellen S. Means minor heir of George W. Means dec’d the sum of One Hundred and Twenty dollars and sixty cents the same being in full of the within accounts.
March 7th 1867                             Martha A. Means


Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky
            Richard H. Bentley Guardian of Ellen S. Means minor heir of George W. Means late of Shelby County Indiana deceased
            To  Mrs. Martha A. Means  Dr
No. 1 Bill of Phillips Mays & Co. as per bill $ 1 45
No. 2 Bill of England Johnson & Chandler as per bill 2 40
No. 3 Bill of Mills & Race 2 15
No. 4 Bill of Jesse M. Johnston Tuition 8 00
No. 5 Bill of Jesse M. Johnston Tuition 8 00
No. 6 Bill of Julia Hays for boarding 30 00
No. 7 Bill of Gilmore & Edelen as per bill 3 00
No. 8 Bill of Clothes furnished Ellen S. Means for year 1865 32 70
No. 9 Bill of clothes furnished Ellen S. Means for year 1866      32 90
    $ 120 60

State of Indiana Shelby County SS
            Be it remembered that on this 7th day of March 1867 personally appeared before me Alfred Major a Notary Public of Shelby county Indiana Martha A. Means who being duly sworn says, that the above amounts of Money she paid out for the use and benefit of said Ellen S. Means in the clothing boarding and Education of the said Ellen S. Means.
Martha A. Means

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of March 1867. 
Witness my hand and Notarial seal
Alfred Major Notary Public
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August 13th 1863
            Rec’d of R. H. Bentley Guardian for G. W. Means Heirs Eleven dollars and twenty five cents for work on House.
John F. Lewis            

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Waldron Aug 13 1863
                                        Bot of Milton Coffin
19 lbs Nails $ 1.14
1 Lock .50
2 pr. Butts .15 .30
2 Doz screws .10                 .20
$ 2.14
for improvement on the G. W. Means Estate, By R. H. Bentley Guardian
Rec’d payment                                 Milton Coffin


            Account For Ellen S. Means for Clothing &c for the year 1865
One pair of calf skin shoes $ 2 50
7 yards of calico 20 cts. 1 40
2 ½ yds calico 20 cts.   50
One pair of Lastin shoes 3 00
Two pair of cotton hoes 1 00
One Hat 5 00
6 yds of Bleach cotton 40 cts 2 40
7 yds calico 35 cts 2 45
7 yds calico 35 cts 2 45
3 yds calico 35 cts 1 05
3 yds calico 35 cts 1 05
One pair calf skin shoes 2 00
5 yds Delane 1.00 per yd. 5 00
3 yds cambric 30 cts   90
Trimmings for a Hat     2 00
  $ 32 70

            Account for Ellen S. Means for Clothing &c for the year 1866
One pair of Calf skin shoes $ 2 50
7 yds calico 30 cts 2 10
7 yds of Muslin 50 cts 3 50
One pair of Lastin shoes 2 75
8 yds of calico 30 cts 2 40
One set of hoops 2 00
One pair pf calf skin shoes 2 75
3 yds flannel 50 cts 1 50
7 yds calico 20 cts 1 40
2 lbs. knitting yard 1 00
4 Pocket hankerchievs 25 cts 1 00
One Cloth Cloak    10 00
  $ 32 90

Mrs. M. Means                     To Issic M. Johnston                                              Dr
            To Tuition Per lesson four months $8.00 Received payment Nellie Means present 73 days $7.30
I. M. Johnston            

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Mers. M. A. Means     To     W. H. Smith Dr
      Tuition for E. S. Means from Sept 7th 1868 to Feb 18th 1869 (½ scholar)    $5.00
      Sept 14th 1868 - - 1 Geography 1.15
$6.15
      Credit by portion School fund
            . 85
$5.30
Received payment Feb 24th 1869                              W. H. Smith

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Lebanon Ky June 7th 1869
Mrs. M. Means (Guard) for Nellie Means Bot of Campbell Mayes & Co. pair shoes $1.75
Rec’d payment Campbell Mayes & Co.
 
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State of Indiana
Shelby County     SS

To the Honorable the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Shelby County Indiana
            The undersigned Richard H. Bentley Guardian of Ellen S. Means, now (Seay) Minor heir of George W. Means late of the County of Shelby and State of Indiana would respectfully represent to said Court that he is chargeable as per his report made November 1 1870  to wit 
the sum of $ 98.61
Rents for 1870                                50.00
Rents for 1871 50.00

Interest

     4.91
$203.52

Said Guardian claims credit for the following disbursements, Towit;
Paid to No. 1 James M. Sleeth Treasurer $ 5 84
Paid to No. 2 James M. Sleeth Treasurer 3 21
Paid to No. 3 John Elliott 1 88
Paid to No. 4 R. H. Bentley 12 59
Paid to No. 5 Major & Major Attys. 10 00
Paid to No. 6 Ellen S. Seay & Edward J. Seay 170 00
    $203 52
  Amount said Guardian is chargeable $203 52

            Said undersigned would further represent to said Court that his said ward is married to one Edward J. Seay, and that the said Edward J. Seay is over the age of Twenty one years, and that his said ward is over the age of Eighteen years, that a settlement has taken place between his said ward and the undersigned, and now herewith files the receipt of his said ward and her Husband. The undersigned would therefore ask said Court to fully discharge him as such Guardian.
R. H. Bentley            

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 16th day of November 1871
                            John Elliott Clk.


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