Gill Document 7
Transcribed by Daniel B. Olds from a copy of the original generously provided by Jim & Brenda Hicks
(Document substantiates a relationship between the GILL, PARHAM and NORMAN families of Weakley County, TN & Wake County, NC).
August Term County 1871
State of Tennessee Weakley County
Be it remembered that at County Court begun and held the Court House in the town of Dresden for the county of Weakley and state of Tennessee on the first Monday in August A.D. 1871 it being the 7th day of said month. Present Bennett Ray chairman and presiding Justice; Wm. M. Hornbeak and Gilbert Patterson quorum justices.
E.J. Looney Clerk of said court when the following proceeding was had.
This day comes William W. Parham and suggests to the court that William Norman a minor child of G. W. Norman and Bedy Norman his wife and grand child of Edward A. Parham late of Weakley County, Tennessee without any estate in Tennessee known to W.W. Parham but is entitled to an interest in the estate of Jessee Gill decd of Wake County, North Carolina estimated to be worth one hundred and seventy dollars according to his best information. And the said W.W. Parham moves the court to be appointed a guardian for said minor William Norman to look after and collect for said minor any estate that said minor may own or be entitled to in the state of North Carolina and especially estate as may be situated in the county of Wake North Carolina and the court being satisfied that said William W. Parham is a suitable person for said guardianship.
Thereupon the said W.W. Parham together with O. Carlten and John Bragg as his securities in his said guardian bond came into open court and entered into bond in the sum of four hundred dollars conditioned that the said W.W. Parham shall faithfully perform the duties of the said guardianship of and for the said William Normans estate and account for all sums of money and that especially in the county of Wake State of North Carolina which may come into his hands as such guardian and the said W.W. Parham being duly sworn in open court to perform the duties of said guardianship.
It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the court that the said W.W. Parham be and is appointed guardian for said William Norman to the end that he may receive such money as belonging to said ward and coming to him from the estate of the said Jessee Gill in Wake County North Carolina he having qualified as the law directs.
Know all men by these presents that we, W.W. Parham, O. Carlten & John Bragg, all of the County of Weakley, State of Tennessee, are held and bound to said state in the penal sum of four hundred dollars. Witness our hands this 7th day of August 1871.
The conditions of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound W.W. Parham was this day constituted and appointed guardian to William Norman, minor orphan of G.W. Norman & Bidy his wife deceased late of said County.
Now if the said shall faithfully execute his guardianship by securing and improving the estate of the said minor child that shall come into his hands, possession or knowledge, and especially that estate coming to said ward in Wake County North Carolina, for the use & benefit of the said minor child until he shall become of lawful age and shall at he next term of the County Court to be holders for said County exhibit upon oath an account of all the estate of said minor child which he shall have received into his hands, possession, or knowledge, and shall also annually hereinafter account for and exhibit to the Justices of the said County Court of the said County, the state of the profits and disbursements of the estate of said minor child and shall also account for all property, monies and means which may hereinafter come into his hands, possession or knowledge by virtue of his appointment and shall when he become of lawful age pay over all of said estate and the increase and profits thereof to the said minor child as he is required by the laws of this state to do then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
W.W. Parham (seal)
O. Carlten (seal)
John Bragg (seal)
E.J. Looney, Clerk
Approved by the Court
Thereupon the court adjourned until court in ? B.Ray, Chairman
W.M. Hornbeak, J.P
Gilbert Patterson, J.P
State of Tennessee
Weakley County I E.J. Looney clerk of of the County Court of Weakley County, State of Tennessee do by these presents certify that the within and forgoing is a full, true, and perfect copy of all the proceedings had in the County Court of Weakley County Tennessee in and about the appointment of William W. Parham as guardian for Norman, and that the same is a correct copy of the records of said County Court and of the ? given and filed and recorded in said cause in the said County Court of Weakley County Tennessee aforesaid.
In testimony whereof I hereunto
Set my hand and public seal of
Office at office in Dresden on this the 9th day of August 1871.
E.J. Looney clerk
State of Tennessee I Bennett Ray, Chairman of presiding Justices
Weakley County of the County Court of Weakley County State of
Tennessee do by these presents certify that E.J. Looney whose genuine signature is attached both ?going and last abm? Certificate is and was at the time of signing the same the duly elected, acting and qualified Clerk of the County Court of Weakley County Tennessee and which I presided as Chairman of presiding Justices aforesaid and that said court in due form of law and that said court is a court of record. I further certify that the said William W. Parham and O. Carlten and John Bragg his securities in his said guardian bond, and worth the full amount of said bond and more, and particularly do I certify that his said securities themselves are good and more than good for the penalty aforesaid.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and signature under my private seal having no public seal at office at Dresden this the 9th day of August 1871.
Bennett Ray (seal)
Chairman of Weakley County Court
State of Tennessee
Weakley County I E.J. Looney clerk of the County Court of
Weakley County state of Tennessee do hereby certify that Bennett Ray, whose genuine signature is signed to the forgoing & last mentioned certificate is and was at the time of signing the said Chairman and presiding justice of the County Court of Weakley County State of Tennessee duly elected, acting and qualified according to law. And I further certify that the said William W. Parham and O. Carlten and John Bragg his securities on said bond as guardian of aforesaid and good for the amount & penalty aforesaid and I ? particularly ? that the said securities are good for the said penalty in said bond set out. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand signature under my public seal of office at office in Dresden, Weakley County Tennessee this the 9th day of August 1871.
E.J. Looney Clerk
Sources: Wake County courthouse records, Federal Census records.
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