Gill Document No. 10

Transcribed by Daniel B. Olds from a copy of the original generously provided by Jim & Brenda Hicks

March Term County Court 1872

State of Tennessee Weakley County

Be it remembered that at a County Court begun and held at the Court House in the town of Dresden for the County of Weakley and State of Tennessee the first Monday in March A.D. 1872 it being the 4th day of said month. Present Bennett Ray Chairman and presiding Justice, W.M. Hornbeak and Gilbert Patterson quorum Justices.

E.J. Looney Clerk.

When the following proceedings was had (to wit):

Tuesday morning March 5th, 1872.

This day it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that John H. Parham late a citizen of said County has died leaving no will. Thereupon W.W. Parham came into open court and petitioned the court to appoint administrator upon the estate of the said John H. Parham dec’d and the court being satisfied that the said W.W. Parham is entitled to letters of administration on said estate it is therefore ordered by the court that the said W.W. Parham be and he is hereby appointed administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits of the said John H. Parham dec’d thereupon the said W.W. Parham came into open court and entered into bond in the penal sum of four hundred dollars conditioned as the law ? with R.N. Irvine as his security which bond was received by the court and ordered to be recorded and filed and the said Parham qualified as the law ? and letters of administration issued.

Which bond is as following: We W.W. Parham & R.N. Irvine are bound to the State of Tennessee in the penalty of four hundred dollars. Witness our hands this 5th day of March 1872.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound W.W. Parham has been appointed administrator of John H. Parham deceased. Now if the said W.W. Parham shall well and truly as such administrator perform all the duties which are or may be required by law this obligation shall be void otherwise to remain in full and virtue. W.W. Parham

R.N. Irvine

Approved by the

Court B. Ray Chairman

Letters of Administration

(Here, portions of the handwritten document are obscured by the following form that was placed over the document when it was copied).

STATE OF TENNESSEE, WEAKLEY COUNTY

March Term, County Court 1872

To W.W. Parham a citizen of said county:

Whereas it appears to the Court here, that John H. Parham of said county, died intestate, and you having been qualified, according to law, as the Administrator of the estate of the said John H. Parham deceased: THESE ARE, therefore, to authorize and empower you to enter into and upon all and singular the Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits, of the said deceased; and, the same into your possession take, wheresoever the same may be found, and a true and perfect inventory thereof, to make and return into our ensuing Court;- and, all just debts of the said deceased to pay; and, also, well and truly pay and deliver the rest and residue of said Estate to those to whom it may properly belong. Witness, E.J. Looney, Clerk of said Court, at Office in Dresden, the first Monday in March A.D. 1872.

E.J. Looney, Clerk

(end of the form)

(the handwritten portion of the document continues)

Court and of the appointment of W.W. Parham Administrator of John H. Parham dec’d and the bond given by said W.W. Parham and his security and letters issued as the same appears of record in my office.

Given under my hand and

Seal of office at office in Dresden on this 6th day of March 1872.

E.J. Looney, Clerk

 

State of Tennessee Weakley County.

I, Bennett Ray, Chairman and presiding Justice of said County Court, do hereby certify that E.J. Looney whose genuine signature appears to the above certificate, is, and was at the time of signing the same, the duly elected and qualified Clerk of said County Court and the keeper of the records of said court and that full faith and credit are due his official acts as such and that his certificate is in due form of court.

Given under my hand and

Private seal there being no seal

of office at office in Dresden on

this 6th day of March 1872. B. Ray, Chairman (seal)

 

State of Tennessee Weakley County.

I, E.J. Looney, Clerk of the County Court of said county do hereby certify that the above and forgoing is a full, true and perfect transcript of the ? of the court and of the appointment of W.W. Parham Administrator of John H. Parham dec’d and the bond given by said W.W. Parham and his security and letters issued as the same appears of record in my office.

Given under my hand and

Seal of Office at office

In Dresden this 6th day

Of March 1872.

E.J. Looney, Clerk

State of Tennessee Weakley County.

I, Bennett Ray, Chairman and presiding Justice of said County Court, do hereby certify that E.J. Looney whose genuine signature appears to the above certificate, is, and was at the time of signing the same, the duly elected and qualified Clerk of said County Court and the keeper of the records of said court and that full faith and credit are due his official acts as such and that his certificate is in due form of court.

Given under my hand and

Private seal there being no seal

of office at office in Dresden on

this 6th day of March 1872. B. Ray, Chairman (seal)

State of Tennessee Weakley County.

I, E.J. Looney, Clerk of Weakley County Court, do hereby certify that B. Ray whose genuine signature appears to the written certificate is, and was at the time of signing the same, the duly elected and qualified Chairman of said County Court and that full faith and credit are due his official acts as such.

Given under my hand and

Seal of Office at office

in Dresden this 6th day

Of March A.D. 1872.

E.J. Looney, Clerk

 

 

Sources: Wake County courthouse records, Federal Census records.


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