Jefferson County, IL
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JOHN BLACK PROBATE RECORDS BOX 6


(April 18, 1846) Samuel A. Black testifies to death.

State of Illinois

Jefferson County

Before me D. Baugh Probate Justice in and for said county personally came Samuel A. Black and on his 
oath saith that John Black of the county aforesaid died intestate on or about the 10th day of February 1846 
and as he believes intestate.

S. A. Black

Sworn to before me

this 18th day of April 1846

D. Baugh, PJ
 

(April 18, 1846) Administratorís Bond

Know all men by their presents that we Rhoda Black and Samuel A. Black of the county of Jefferson 
and state of Illinois are held and firmly bound unto the people of the state of Illinois in the penal sum of 
four hundred dollars current money of the United States which payment will and truly to be made and 
performed we bind ourselves our heirs executors administrators and assigns jointly severally and firmly 
by their presents.Witness our hands and seals this 18th day of April A D 1846.
  The condition of the above obligation is such that if the said Rhoda Black administrator of all and singular 
the goods and chattels rights and credits of John Black deceased do make or cause to be made a true and 
perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits which were of the said deceased 
which shall come to the hand, possession, or knowledge of him the said Rhoda Black as such administrator 
or to the hands of any person for him and the same so made do exhibit or come to be exhibited in the court 
of probate for the said county of Jefferson agreeably to laws and such goods and chattels, rights and credits 
do well and truly administrate according to law and all the rest of the said goods and chattels, rights and credits 
which shall be found remaining upon the account of said administrators the same being first reassessed and 
allowed by the court of probate shall deliver and pay to such person or persons as may be legally entitled thereto, 
and further do make or cause to be made a just and true account of all his actings and doings therein when 
thereunto required by said court and if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by 
the deceased, and the same be proven in court and letters testimony or of administration be obtained thereupon 
and the said Rhoda Black----- do in such case on being required thereto render and deliver
up the letters of administration granted to as aforesaid and shall in general do and perform all other acts 
which may at any time be required of him by law then this obligation to be void otherwise to recompense 
in full honor and virtue.

Rhoda Black

her mark

S. A. Black

Taken and approved by D. Baugh, P.J.
 

 

Administratorís Oath

 I do solemnly swear that I will and truly administer all and singular the goods and 
chattels rights and credits and effects of John Black deceased and pay all just claims 
and charges against his estate so far as his goods chattels and effects shall extend and
the law charge me and that I will do and perform all other acts required of me by law t
o the best of my knowledge and ability so help me God.

Rhoda Black

her mark

Sworn to in open court

D Baugh, PJ
 

(April 18, 1846) Appraisers Appointed

State of Illinois

Jefferson County

The people of the state of Illinois to Denny A. Robinson, James Bodine, and Hubbard Dare of the 
county of Jefferson and state of Illinois.Greetings.

This is to authorize you jointly to value and appraise the goods and chattels and personal estate 
of John Black late of the county of Jefferson and state of Illinois deceased so far as the same 
shall come to your sight and knowledge, each of you having first taken the oath hereto exed.
a certificate whereof you are to return annexed to an appraisement bill of said goods 
and chattels and personal estate by you appraised in dollars and cents, and in the said bill of 
appraisement you are to set down in a column or columns appropriate to each article appraised 
the value thereof.

 

Witness D Baugh Probate

Justice in and for said county of Jefferson at his office in Mt. Vernon this 18th day of 
April AD 1846 D Baugh PJ
 

You and each of you do solemnly swear that you will and truly without partiality or prejudice 
value and appraise the goods and chattels and personal estate of John Black deceased so far 
as the same shall come to your sight and knowledge and that you within all respects perform 
your duty as appraisers to the best of your skill and judgment so help you God.
 

State of Illinois

Jefferson County

I Elisha Wilson an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said county do hereby certify that 
Denny A. Robinson & James Bodine two of the within named appraisers appeared before 
me and took the above oath previous to proceeding to appraise the property of said decd.

Sworn under my hand and seal this 8th day of July 1846

Elisha Wilson JP

(May 9, 1846) Inventory

A full and perfect inventory of the goods chattels and personal estate of John Black late of 
the County of Jefferson as presented to the undersigned James Bodine Hubbard R. Dare & 
Denny A. Robinson appraisers appointed by the probate court of said County by Rodah 
Black administrator of said estate this 9th day of May 1846.

1 improvement 25.00

1 wagon 25.00

1 mule  18.00

1 bay horse 35.00

1 yoke of oxen first choice 19.00

do 2nd choice 16.00

1 brindle cow with a speckled face 7.00

3 two year old heifers 10.50

1 levy plow 1.25

1 log chain 1.00

1 lot of bacon supposed to be 80 pounds 4.00

1 lot of corn supposed to be five barrels 5.00

1 cow and calf 7.00

8 head of sheep 8.00

4 head of hogs 4.00

1 bed stand 1.00

1 scale .75

2 bed steads beds and bedding 8.00

kitchen furniture 4.00

7 acres of prairie broke and fences 10.50

1 wheel and 1 pair of drawing chains 2.12 ½

1 pot sack and clevis 1.50

1 note on George Black 3.00

1 two year old heifer 3.50

Given under our hands and seals this 9th day of May 1846. D. A. Robinson seal, James Bodine seal, appraisers.

(May 9th, 1846) Bill of Sale

List of sales of the goods and chattels belonging to the estate of John Black late of 
Jefferson County deceased sold at publick vendue by the undersigned administratrix 
of said estate on the 9th day of May 1846.

1 improvement Rodah Black 10.00

1 waggon John Dare 20.00

1 mule Rodah Black 15.00

1 bay horse Elijah Thompson 42.00

1 yoke of oxen Ananias Elkins 17.12 ½

1 brindle cow John Keller 6.93 ¾

1 plow Alfred P. Davis 2.00

1 grind stone Rodah Black .37 ½

1 pot rack John Dare 1.95

1 Clevis Rodah Black .37 1/2

1 pair of chains John Dare .68

1 note of hand calling for $3.00 Rodah Black 3.00

on George Black

1 two year old heifer 3.50

122.34 1/4

Total amount of sales Ė

Elijah Piper, crier

Denny A. Robinson, Clerk
 

List of debts owing to the estate of John Black deceased July 6th, 1846.

Samuel Black due bill  23.00 good

Do do a/c 5.00  good

William Peterson note 3.00

Cash on hand at the time of husbands death 2.50

Cash collected of Saml Black 1.00

Total $39.50

Rhoda Black, Admin. Her mark.

Suit for land.

Grantor 1 General Index, Deed Book D, pages 83, 84.

(Aug. 18, 1847)

Whereas Rhoda Black widdow of John Black deceased and Samuel A. Black and Robert C. Black 
Perlina Ann Black minor heirs of John Black deceased and who sue by Rhoda Black their next friends 
filed their bill in Chancery in the circuit court of Jefferson County State of Illinois on the Chancery side
thereof at the August term of said court A. D> 1847 against Rachel Martin John Black and William P., B
lack widdow and minor heirs of Robert Black deceased praying among other things that the said court 
should order adjudge and decree the title SW of the SW quarter of section number two in the township 
number four range number two east land situated in the county of Jefferson State of Illinois. And whereas 
also on a hearing of said cause the said court ordered adjudged and decreed the title of the said land above 
described in fee simple to be in the said complainants that is that the said Rhoda Black be vested with the 
dower right therein and that the said heirs of the said John Black deceased be vested with an estate of 
inheritance therein. And whereas it was further ordered that the said Rachel Martin John Black and William 
Black widdow and heirs of the said Robert Black deceased should instanter make execute and deliver to the 
said Rhoda Black Samuel A. Black Robert C. Black Pelina Ann Black their heirs and assigns god lawful and 
sufficient deed conveying to the said Rhoda Black as widdow of the said John Black deceased, and Samuel 
Black Robert C. Black and Polina Ann Black their heirs and assigns all their right title and interest in the said l
and above described. And in default thereof that E. H. Ridgeway appointed by order of said court as a 
commissioner for that purpose should make execute and deliver to the said Rhoda Black as widow of the said 
John Black decíd. and Samuel A. Black Robert C. Black and Pelina Ann Black their heirs and assigns good
lawful and sufficient deed in fee simple conveying to the said Rhoda Black as widdow of the said John Black 
deceased and to the said Samuel A. Black Robert C. Black and Pelina Ann Black their heirs and assigns all 
the right title and interest of the said Rachel Martin John Black and William P. Black her heirs and assigns in 
and to the land above described to have and to hold the land above described together with all the appurtenances 
thereunto belonging to them the said Rhoda Black as widdow of the said John Black deceased and Samuel A. 
Black their heirs and assigns forever.IN witness whereof I the said E. H. Ridgeway commissioner as aforesaid 
have here unto set my hand and seal this 18th day of August A. D. 1947.E. H. Ridgeway seal

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of

Robt. F. Wingate
 

State of Illinois

County of Jefferson }ss.This day personally came before the undersigned clerk of the 
county commissioners court for said county Edward H. Ridgeway personally known 
to me to be the identical person who signed the foregoing indenture and acknowledges 
the same to be his voluntary act and deed for the purposes and uses therein set fourth. 
Given under my hand and the Judicial Seal of the County Commissioners Court of said 
county at my office in Mt. Vernon on the 18th day of August A. D. 1847.

J. F. Watson Clk Co Com at J. C. Ill.

The foregoing deed was filed for record Sept. 24, 1847 Joel Pace, Recorder

Submitted by: Eddie Randolph * ERandolph1@aol.com
Columbia, MO
Mar 2001

 
 

 
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