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Submitted By: Janet Fryar Rohlfs


ESTATE OF ISAAC S. BOSWELL

(April 30, 1906)			PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
Petition of John P. Baker
	In the matter of Isaac S. Boswell, Deceased.	
		For Letters of Administration
To the Honorable Conrad Schul, Judge of the County Court of Jefferson County, 
in the State of Illinois:
	The petition of the undersigned John P. Baker, respectfully represents 
that Isaac S. Boswell late of the County of Jefferson aforesaid, departed this 
life at Almyra, Arkansas, on or about the 6th day of April A. D. 1906, leaving 
no last will and testament as far as your petitioner knows or believes.
	And this petitioner further shows that the said Isaac S. Boswell died, 
seized and possessed of the following real estate, to-wit; Lots One (1) and Two 
(2) in Block Three (3), Sam Casey's Fifth (5th) Addition to the City of Mt. Vernon, 
Illinois, all of said estate being estimated to be worth about One Thousand Dollars 
($1000.00).  That said deceased left surviving him Azilka Dalby, Alice Davis, John 
Boswell, Florence Black, W. H. Boswell, Mellissa Reynolds, Margaret Kelley, Emma 
Carpenter and Samuel P. Boswell, his children, and Harry, Herbert M., Neil M., Alice, 
Glenn and Margaret Mendenall and Grace Mendenall Baker, children of Mary E. Mendenall, 
deceased, and Eugene M. and Guy Dare, and Maggie Dare Shelton, children of Avaline 
Dare, deceased, his children and grand children as heirs.  That your petitioner 
believing that the said estate should be immediately administered, as well as for the 
proper management of said estate as for the proper collection of the assets, by virtue 
of his right under the Statute, and entering into bond in such sum and with securities, 
as may be approved by your Honor.

State of Illinois,       ss
Jefferson County 					John P. Baker
Being duly sworn, deposes and says that the facts averred in the above petition 
are true, according to the best of his knowledge, information and belief.
Subscribed and sworn to me J. F. Bogan, 
a Notary Public this 	30th  day of April A. D. 1906	John P. Baker (his signature)
J. F. Bogan	 (his signature)
Notary Public

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

State of Illinois,       ss
Jefferson County 					

   The people of the State of Illinois, to al whom these 
Presents shall come –GREETING:
KNOW YE, THAT, WHEREAS Isaac S. Boswell of the County of Jefferson and 
State of Illinois, died intestate, as it is said, on or about the 6th day 
of April A. D. 1906, having at the time of his decease, personal property 
in this State, which may be lost, destroyed or diminished in value, if speedy 
care be not taken of the same.
   To the end, therefore, that the said property may be collected and preserved 
for those who shall appear to have a legal right or interest therein, we do hereby 
appoint John P. Baker of the County of Jefferson and the State of Illinois, 
administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, 
which were of the said Isaac S. Boswell at the time of his decease; with fill 
power and authority to secure and collect the said property and debts. Wheresoever  
the same may be found in this State, and in general to do and perform all other acts 
which now are, or hereafter may be required of him by law.

Witness W. B. Phillips Clerk of the County Court, in and for the said County of 
Jefferson at his office in Mt. Vernon this 30th day of April A. D. 1906 and the 
Probate Seal of said Court hereunto affixed.		W. B. Phillips (his signature)
							Clerk of County Court

Estate of Isaac S. Boswell, Deceased
ADMINISTRATOR'S OATH

State of Illinois,       ss
Jefferson County 

   In County Court April term A. D. 1906.
I do solemnly swear that I will well and truly administer all and singular 
the goods and chattels, rights, credits, and effects of Isaac S. Boswell, 
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, to the best of my 
knowledge and abilities.
					John P. Baker (his signature)
				Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th day of
					April A. D. 1906, in County Court.
					W. B. Phillips (his signature)
					Clerk of the County Court

ADMINISTRATOR'S BOND

Know all men by their presents, that we, John P. Baker, Kirby Smith 
and E. M. Peavler 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 Two Thousand Dollars current money of the United States, 
which payment well and truly to be made and performed, we and each of us 
bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, jointly 
severally and firmly by their presents.  
    Witness our hands and seals this 30th day of April A D 1906.  
    The condition of the above obligation is such, that if the said John P. Baker 
Administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits 
of Isaac S. Boswell, deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect 
inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the 
said deceased, which shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of him the 
said John P. Baker as such administrator or to the hands of any person or persons 
for him and the same so made, do exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the County 
Court for the said County of Jefferson, agreeably to law, and such goods and 
chattels, rights and credits; do well and truly administer according to law, and 
all the rest of the said administrator the same being first examined and allowed 
by the County Court, shall deliver and pay to such person or persons respectively 
as may be legally entitled thereto, and further to make 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 proved in Court, and letters testamentary or of administration be 
obtained thereon, and the said John P. Baker do, in such case, on being required 
thereto, render and deliver  up the letters of administration granted to him 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 remain in 
full force and virtue.         					
Sealed and delivered in presence of 		John P. Baker seal
						Kirby Smith seal
						E. M. Peavler seal

CLAIM AGAINST ESTATE
(May 11, 1906)
State of Illinois,       ss
Jefferson County 		In the County Court of Jefferson County, 
June Term, A. D. 1906
Dr. W. H. Boswell being duly sworn, on his oath says, that the annexed account 
against the estate of Isaac S. Boswell deceased, amounting to the sum of ninety 
four dollars, and fifty cents, is just and unpaid, after allowing all just credits.

Subscribed and sworn to me this 		W. H. Boswell M. D. (his signature)
11th day of May A. D. 1906
	F. E. Hillman, Notary Public 
	
			Estate of Isaac S. Boswell
			To Dr. W. H. Boswell
		
To casket				$60.00
To RR ticket for corpse			$10.50
RR ticket for escort			$21.00
To clothing, etc.		         $3.00
                                        ______
					$94.50	
	
(July 10, 1906)			ADJUSTMENT NOTICE

Estate of Isaac S. Boswell Deceased.

   The undersigned, having been appointed Administrator of the estate of 
Isaac S. Boswell, late of the County of Jefferson State of Illinois deceased, 
hereby gives notice that he will appear before the County Court of Jefferson 
county, at the County Court House in Mt. Vernon at the September term, on the 
first Monday in September next, at which time all parties having claims against 
said estate are notified and requested to attend for the purpose of having the 
same adjusted, all persons indebted to the said estate are required to make 
immediate payment to the undersigned.
   Dated this 10th day of July 1906.
					John P. Baker
					Administrator
Robt. M. Farthing
	Attorney

(Sept. 4, 1906)				CLAIM AGAINST ESTATE

State of Illinois,       ss
Jefferson County 		In the County Court of Jefferson County, 
Sept. Term, A. D. 1906
Albert Watson, agent for John J. Golden being duly sworn, on oath says, 
that the annexed account against the estate of Isaac S. Boswell deceased, 
amounting to the sum of three hundred and ninety nine & 50/100 dollars, is
just and unpaid, after allowing all just credits.

Subscribed and sworn to me this 		Albert Watson (his signature)
4th  day of September A. D. 1906
W. B. Phillips (his signature) Clerk	 

Note Enclosed for $350.00 at Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Oct. 27, 1905
Five years after date I promise to pay to the order of John J. Golden for 
value received, three hundred and fifty dollars, with interest from date 
at the rate of seven per centum per annum until paid, payable annually.  
The makers hereby agree to pay a reasonable attorney's fee if after maturity 
and because of non-payment this note is placed with an attorney for collection, 
same to be included in any judgment that may be taken on this note and sureties 
consent that time of payment may be extended without notice.  
(STAMPED) The right is reserved to pay multiple at any date when interest matures.
						Isaac S. Boswell (his signature)
				

(Sept. 4, 1906)				Certificate of Publication

Office of Mt. Vernon Register
				               Mt. Vernon, Ill., Sept. 4, 1906

   This is to certify that the annexed Legal Publication has been published 
4 consecutive weeks in the columns of the Mt. Vernon Register, a weekly newspaper 
of general circulation, published in the city of Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, 
Illinois, on every Wednesday of each week, that the first insertion was on the 
10th day of July, 1906, and that it appeared in the 3 editions next following, 
the last one being on the 29th day of August, 1906.
Printer's publication fee $3.00
						M. J. Seed, Publisher
Copy of Notice Attached:  Adjustment Notice
Estate of Isaac S. Boswell, deceased.
   The undersigned having been appointed administrator of the estate of 
Isaac S. Boswell, late of the county of Jefferson, state of Illinois, 
deceased, hereby gives notice that he will appear before the county court 
of Jefferson county, at the county court house in Mt. Vernon at the September 
term, on the first Monday in September next, at which time all parties having 
claims against said estate are notified and requested to attend for the purpose 
of having the same adjusted, all persons indebted to the said estate are required 
to make immediate payment to the undersigned.
   Dated this 10th day of July 1906.
					John P. Baker, Adm'r.
Robt. M. Farthing, Atty.


(Sept. 4, 1906)	     	   		NOTICES POSTED

State of Illinois	   ss		In Probate Court
County of Jefferson			September Term A. D. 1906

	John P. Baker being first duly sworn says that he posted the within 
notices on the 10th day of July, at the following places: - one at feed yard 
and one a Clump's Cider Mill on Harrison Street, one at Wilkerson & Stull's 
Livery Stable on 10th Street, one at Court House, one at Milburn's Livery Barn 
and one at Crowder's Livery Barn, all in the City of Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Subscribed and sworn to before		John P. Baker (his signature)
me this 4th day of September, 1906.
	W. B. Phillips
	County Clerk


(July 18, 1907) 			Final Settlement Notice

Estate of Isaac S. Boswell, Deceased.
   Notice is hereby given that I will, at the August Term of the County Court 
of Jefferson County, Illinois, to be held at the County Court House, in Mt. Vernon, 
in said county, on the First Monday of August 1907, to-wit on the 5th day of said 
month, present a final report of my acts and doings as administrator of said estate, 
and ask to be discharged from further duties and liabilities as such.  At said time 
and place all persons interested are notified to appear and resist said application 
if so desired.
   Dated this 18th day of July, A. D. 1907
						John P. Baker (his signature)
						Administrator
Robt. M. Farthing Attorney



(July 20, 1907)
State of Illinois, 		ss.
County of Jefferson

				John P. Baker, being first duly sworn deposes 
and says that he did on the 20th day of July, A. D. 1907, mail a copy of the 
within final settlement notice to each of the following heirs at their places 
of residence, as follows, to-wit: - Azilka Dalby, Bonnie, Ill.; Alice Davis, 
Dix, Ill.; John Boswell, Centralia, Ill.; Florence Hodge, Bonnie, Ill.; W. H. 
Boswell, Almyra, Ark.; Melissa Reynolds, Centralia, Ill.; Margaret Kelley, 
Mt. Vernon, Ill.; Emma Carpenter, Howell, Indiana; Samuel P. Boswell, Almyra, Ark.; 
Harry, Neil M., Alice, Glenn and Margaret Mendenall, each at Dustin, Indian 
Territory; Herbert M. Mendenall and Grace Mendenall Baker, each at Bonnie, Ill.; 
Eugene M. and Guy Dare, each, Bonnie, Ill. and Maggie Shelton, Bonnie, Ill.
					John P. Baker (his signature)
Subscribed and sworn to before
Me this 23 day of July, A. D. 1907
	Robt. M. Farthing (his signature)
	Notary Public  



(July 26, 1907)     		FINAL REPORT OF ADMINISTRATOR
State of Illinois,       ss	To the Judge of the County Court
Jefferson County 		    of Jefferson County, Term A. D. 1907		
   The undersigned John P. Baker, Administrator of the estate of
Isaac S. Boswell, deceased, would respectfully submit to the Court 
the following report of his acts and doings as such administrator 
from appointment to A. D. 1907 he charge himself with the following, to-wit:

DATE			ITEM OF RECEIPTS				AMOUNT
May 14, 1906		W. O. Albert one month's rent			7.00
June 14, 1906		Lot Two, Block Three 				7.00
July 14, 1906		Sam Casey's 5th Addition			7.00
Aug. 14, 1906								7.00
Sept. 14, 1906								7.00
Oct. 14, 1906								7.00
Nov. 14, 1906								7.00
Dec. 14, 1906								7.00
Jan. 14, 1907								7.00
Feby. 14, 1907								7.00

			
Aug. 1, 1906		J. T. Kelley rent	 28.00
Lot One Blk Three
			Sam Casey's 5th Addition
			
			Received in Chancery for
sale of real estate			        408.25

Rec'd. of Kirby Smith, 
Master in Chancery from sale
Of real estate			       	        440.75
			
			Total amount of money 
Received and collected,		       	        947.00

CONTRA
He also asks to be credited with the following payments to Creditors 
of Deceased, as per vouchers herewith submitted.

DATE			ITEMS PAID OUT				AMOUNT

Sept. 26, 1906		Cleaning closet				2.25
			Screening				1.00
			Mowing lawn				1.00
			Cleaning and repairing cistern		3.00
May 4, 1907		John J. Golden mortgage and interest  	408.25
May 23, 1907		W. H. Boswell (funeral expenses)	97.65
			County Clerk's fees			5.00
			Mt. Vernon Register, Adjustment Notice	3.00
			E. M. Peavler, balance on abstract	5.00
			Robt. M. Farthing Attorney's fees	20.00
			Administrator's commission		56.82
			Postage					.40

			
RECAPITULATION

Total Amount Received						947.00
Total Amount Paid Out						603.37
Balance Due,							343.63

He further reports that the debts and claims against said estate have 
all been paid, leaving the above balance to be distributed between the 
heirs lawfully entitled thereto, as follows:
Azilka Dalby, an undivided one eleventh part			31.23
Alice Davis, an undivided one eleventh part			31.23
John Boswell, an undivided one eleventh part			31.23
Florence Black Hodge, an undivided one eleventh part		31.23				
W. H. Boswell, an undivided one eleventh part			31.23
Melissa Reynolds, an undivided one eleventh part		31.23	
Margaret Kelley, an undivided one eleventh part			31.23
Emma Carpenter, an undivided one eleventh part			31.23
Samuel P. Boswell, an undivided one eleventh part		31.23
Harry Mendenall, one seventy-seventh part			4.46
Herbert M. Mendenall, one seventy-seventh part			4.46
Neil Mendenall, one seventy-seventh part			4.46
Alice Mendenall, one seventy-seventh part			4.46
Glenn Mendenall, one seventy-seventh part			4.46
Margaret Mendenall, one seventy-seventh part			4.46
Grace Mendenall Baker, one seventy-seventh part		  	4.46
Eugene M. Dare, one thirty-third part of said estate	 	10.43
Guy Dare, one thirty-third part of said estate	 		10.43
Maggie Dare Shelton, one thirty-third part of said estate	10.43
								______
								343.63

He now moves the court that he may be allowed to make distribution as 
above set forth, and having made and taken receipts therefor, and presented 
to this Court, asks to be discharged; all of which is respectfully submitted.
						John P. Baker (his signature)
						Administrator
						Of the Estate of Isaac S. Boswell Deceased.

State of Illinois,       ss
Jefferson County 				John P. Baker
Being duly sworn, says that the foregoing is a full and perfect 
account of all his dealings and transactions, and of all money and 
effects received and paid out by him on account of said administration 
from appointment to the 25th day of July A. D. 1907.
  Subscribed and sworn to me this 		John P. Baker (his signature)
26th day of July A. D. 1907
	Robt. M. Farthing, Notary Public 

FINAL REPORT FILED JULY 26, 1907 AND APPROVED AUG. 6, 1907 A. D. WEBB, COUNTY JUDGE.



 
 
 
 
 

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