JOHN BLACK PROBATE RECORDS BOX 6
(April 18, 1846) Samuel A. Black testifies to death.
State of Illinois
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.
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.
S. A. Black
Taken and approved by D. Baugh, P.J.
Sworn to in open court
D Baugh, PJ
(April 18, 1846) Appraisers Appointed
State of Illinois
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
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
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
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
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