Guardianship of

Louisa, Nancy E., Polly A., Harriett, 
Eliza J., James W. Morris


minor  heirs  of  Francis  Sloan  [Morris], dec'd


William N. Bennett Guardian


Box 46 

Report Filed June 8th 1861 
          A. Blair Clk

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            Know all men by these presents that we  Silas Leak & Louisa Leak  formerly  Louisa Morris  of Owen County State of Indiana hereby constitute and appoint  Jesse Morris  of same County and State, our true and lawful Attorney for us and in our names to receive and receipt for all moneys due us in the County of Shelby State of Indiana, particularly any and all sums that may be due and coming to us from the Estate of  Archibald Gordon  deceased of said County of Shelby, the said Louisa being a grand daughter of said Gordon decíd.  And we hereby authorize him the said Jesse Morris to receive the same from the Clerk of the Courts of Common Pleas or any other person in whose hands the same may be and is now remaining, and to sign for us any receipt or release for same.
Witness our hands and seals Aug 5, 1858                     Silas Leak         Louisa Morris     her X mark

State of Indiana
Owen County SS:
            Before me  Basil Meek  Clerk of the Owen County Circuit Court this day personally came Silas Leak & Louisa Leak to me well known to be the identical persons who signed the foregoing power of attorney, and acknowledged the execution of the same.
            Witness my hand and the seal of said Court August 5th 1858         B. Meek Clk


 

Guardian's  Report


            William N. Bennett Guardian of  Louisa Leak, Nancy E. Hackdman, Polly Ann Morris, Harriett Morris, Eliza J. Morris and James W. Morris minor heirs of Francis Morris late of Shelby County Indiana deceased, would respectfully represent to the Court of Common pleas of Shelby County that on the 4th day of December 1856 he took out Letters of Guardianship, and that there came into his hands from the
sale of certain real estate on the Jany 31st 1857 $112.50
And on 31st July 1858 second payment with interest       119.25
Interest up to August 9th 1858      10.50
$242.25

Amount brought over

     29.74
$212.51

            The above account towit $212.51 has to be divided between six heirs, coming to each heir the sum of $35.40
            One of said heirs being of age on the 9th August 1858 Towit Louisa Leak, said Guardian paid to her the sum of $35.35 the same being in full for her share of the moneys in said Guardians hands belonging to said ward, which receipt said Guardian herewith files and asks the Court to discharge him as such guardian as far as the said Louisa Leak is concerned.  And as to the moneys belonging to said wards still remaining in said Guardians hands he makes the following report, as per third page of this report.

            I  Jesse Morris  A citizen of Owen County & state of Indiana, acting by power of Attorney from Silas & Louisa Leak have this day received of William N. Bennett Guardian of the minor heirs of Frances Morris deceased who was one of the heirs of Archibald Gordon deceased Thirty five dollars & thirty cents it being the said Louisa Leaks full & equal share, and all that she is entitled to in the said Archibald Gordons estate. August 9th 1858
Silas A. Leak             Louiza Morris        
 

Said Guardian claims credit for the following fees paid out, to wit,

Paid to

Alfred Major  services rendered in sale of land

10

00

" "

David Thacher  printer

3

00

" "

Solomon Nave  appraiser

1

00

Paid to

David Wilson  appraiser

1

00

" "

Alex Miller  Ck.

10

35

Paid to

Guardianship charges

    4

49

   

29

74


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Receipts


               
$10.35
Recíd of William N. Bennett Guardian of the heirs of Francis Morris decíd the sum of Ten dollars and 35 cents in full of Clerks fees in above case. April 8th 1857 
Alexander Miller Clerk


                $3.00
Recíd of Wm. N. Bennett Guardian of minors of Francis Morris decíd the sum of Three dollars for advertising sale of land. March 1st 1857 David Thacher per Alfred Major


                $10.00
Recíd of William N. Bennett Guardian of the heirs of Francis Morris decíd the sum of ten dollars for services rendered said Guardian in sale of real Estate of said wards. April 17th 1857

            Said Guardian would therefore show that on the 9th August 1858 he had in his possession Money belonging to said wards other than he had
                                             settled with $177.11
                                             Interest to 25 Decr 1860           27.90
$205.01
                                             Amount paid out      11.57
$ 193.44
The above amount said Guardian has loaned out on interest. Said Guardian asks the Court to receive this his report.
            Amount paid out since 9 Augst 1858 Towit,

Paid to

Tax 1858

1

60

Paid to

Tax 1859

1

36

Paid to

Tax 1860

1

21

Paid to

Alonzo Blair Clk

4

90

Paid to

Alfred Major for making report

    2

50

   

$11

57

  
William N. Bennett

Subscribed and Sworn to before me June 8th 1861 Alonzo Blair Clk.



Treasurerís Office
Shelbyville, Ind. Feb 23rd 1859    
            Received of W. N. Bennett Guard. Minor Heirs the sum of one Dollar and 60 cents, in full for County, School, Special School, Township, Sinking Fund and Road Tax, for the year 1858, on the following described property, personal: In Union township
E. M. Wilson Treasurer of Shelby Co.


Treasurerís Office
Shelbyville, Ind., Jan 20, 1860    
            Received of William N. Bennett Guardian for Morris Heirs the sum of One Dollar and 36 cents, in full for State, County, School, Special School, Township, Sinking Fund and Road Tax, for the year 1859, on the following described property, personal: Union Township.
E. M. Wilson Treasurer of Shelby Co.



No. 32                                             Treasurerís Office, Shelbyville, Ind. Jan 10 1861
            Received of William N. Bennett Guaríd of Wm. G. Morris Heirs the sum of One dollar and 21 cents, in full for State, County, School, Special School, Township, Sinking Fund, and Road Tax, for the year 1860 on the following described property, personal: Union township.

E. M. Wilson Treasurer of Shelby Co.
$1.21

Estate of the minor heirs of Francis Morris
            Recíd of guardian of said wards Four dollars and 90 cents in full of Court cost to date. June 8th 1861

Alonzo Blair Clk                



            Received of William N. Bennett Guardian of the minor heirs of Frances Morris decíd the sum of Two dollars and fifty cents for services rendered said Guardian 
June 8th 1861.                                         Alfred Major


Transcribed by Barb Huff

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