Emma  and  James Williams,

minor heirs of

James Vincent Williams


Shelby Circuit Court
Box 174

Matthew Sedgwick, guardian

Filed October 4, 1879
B.S. Sutton, Clerk

Circuit Court
Application for Letters of Guardianship

The State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS
            The undersigned, applicant for letters of Guardianship on the persons and estates of Emma Williams aged 3 years in 1879; James A. Williams aged 2 years in 1879, minor heirs of James V. Williams, late of Shelby County, Indiana; said minors reside in Shelby County, in the State of Indiana.
            Said wards also owned personal property of the value of One Hundred Dollars.

State of Indiana, Shelby County, SS:
            Matthew Sedgwick being duly sworn, says that the material facts contained in the above statement and application for Letters of Guardianship on the persons and estates of the persons therein named are correct and true, as he verily believes, and further saith not.
                                                                                    Matthew Sedgwick

            Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4 day of October 1879
                                                                                    Bell S. Sutton, Clerk
                                                                                    Circuit Court Shelby County

Guardian's Report

Emma & J. A. Williams
Matthew Sedgwick, Guardian

State of Indiana, Shelby County

To the Honorable the Judge of the Circuit Court of said County.
            The undersigned, Matthew Sedgwick, guardian of Emma and James A. Williams, Minor heirs of James V. Williams, deceased, would respectfully represent to said Court, that he is chargeable with the assets of said wards as follows, to-wit:
            Dec 17th 1879 Received from Fred H. Chueden, Clerk, the share of said wards of the estate of Daniel Williams, deceased (great-grandfather) $36.18

            Said guardian further shows that he has paid out on account of said wards the following sums for which he should have credit to-wit:

            To Elizabeth Bassett (mother) on support of said wards                     $25.49
            To Fred Chueden, Clerk                                                                           2.69
            To Matthew Sedgwick guardian services                                                   8.00
            Total disbursements                                                                              $36.18

            He further shows that the above is a correct amount of all receipts and expenditures and that no other assets have come to his knowledge.
            He asks the court to accept this report and release him from further trust as guardian of said wards.
Matthew Sedgwick   Guardian                    

This January 5th 1880
            Subscribed and sworn to before me this January 5th, 1880
                                                                                    Fred H. Chueden, Clerk

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Estate of James V. Williams, Deceased

Box 154

State of Indiana, Shelby County

            To the Honorable, the Judge of the Circuit Court of said county, Benjamin H. Boon Respectfully represents to the court that on the 5th day of May 1878 James V. Williams died in said county, leaving a wife and minor children, leaving no real estate, and personal property worth not over five hundred dollars and this he asks may be vested in said decedents widow.
                                                                                    Benj. H. Boon
            Subscribed and sworn to this May 18th 1878
                        Bellamy S. Sutton  Clerk

Contributed by Barb Huff

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