Jefferson County
Illinois


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Submitted By: Janet Fryar Rohlfs


PROBATE RECORDS OF SAMUEL BOSWELL
Probate Box  6  Jefferson Co., IL  Photocopies of papers obtained.
[NOTE: Photocopies from Aunt Wilma – some to light to read.]
[Dr abbreviation stands for Debtor]


(Feb. 11, 1846)
State of Illinois
Jefferson County
	Before me D. Baugh Probate Justice in and for said county personally came 
Felix Boswell and on his oath saith that Samuel Boswell died on or about the 4thday 
of Feb'y. inst. and is he believes intestate.
Sworn to before me this 11th day of Feb'y. 1846		Felix Boswell (his sig.)
		D. Baugh P.J.

Know all men by these presents that we Felix Boswell, Eli Gilbert, Sen'r. and John W. Hagle 
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 Eight Hundred Dollars current money of the 
United States which payment will and truly to be made we hereby bind ourselves our heirs 
executors administrators and assigns jointly severally and firmly by these presents witness 
our hands 
and seals this 11th day of February A. D. 1846.  
	The condition of the above obligation is such that if the said Felix Boswell and 
Eli Gilbert, Sen'r. administrators of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and 
credits of Samuel 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 which were of the said deceased 
which shall come into their hands, possession or knowledge of them the said Felix Boswell & 
Eli Gilbert as such administrators, or to the hands of any other person or persons for them and 
the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the Court of Probate for the said County 
of Jefferson according to law, and such goods and chattels rights and credits which shall be 
found remaining on the account of such administrators which shall be found remaining upon the 
account of the said administrator the same being first examined and allowed in the Court of 
Probate shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons as may be legally entitled thereto; 
and further do 
make a just and true account of all their actings and doings herein 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 proven in Court and letters testamentary or of administration be granted 
thereon and the said Felix Boswell & Eli Gilbert Sen'r. do in such case on being required 
thereto, render and deliver up said letters of administration granted to them as aforesaid; and 
shall in general do and perform all other acts which now are or hereafter may be required of 
them by law then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue 
in law. 
							Felix Boswell (his sig.)
							Eli Gilbert (his sig.)
Taken and approved
By D. Baugh J. P.

State of Illinois
Jefferson County
We do solemnly swear that we will well and truly administer all and singular the goods and 
chattels rights and credits and effects of Samuel Boswell deceased, and pay all just claims 
and charges against his estate so far as his goods and chattels and effects shall extend and 
the law charge me and that we will do and perform all other acts required of us by law to 
the best of our skill and judgment so help us God.
							Felix Boswell	 (his sig.)
							Eli Gilbert (his sig.)
Sworn to before me this 11th day 
of February A. D. 1846
D. Baugh P. J.

State of Illinois
Jefferson County
	The People of the State of Illinois to John W. Hagle, Sidney Place and Asa Newell 
of the county of Jefferson and state of Illinois, Greeting:
	This is to authorize you jointly to appraise the goods and chattels and personal 
estate of Samuel Boswell 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 annexed.  A certificate whereof you are to return annexed to an appraisement 
bill of said goods and chattels and personal estate by you apprised in dollars and cents, 
and in the said bill of appraisement you are to set down in a column or columns opposite 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 11th day of February A. D. 1846.
					D. Baugh P. J.
(March 4, 1846)
No all to whom these presents come, greeting.  Whereas this is a list of the land belonging 
to the estate of Samuel Boswell dessed. in the State of Illinois Jefferson county and the kind 
and quality of the South half of the north west quarter of section thirty six in township three 
south of Range one east in Knobe Pearrarie containing  eighty acres the norh west half of said 
eighty is fensed and thirty acres in cultivation supposed to be worth $252 and the South West 
quarter of Section thirty-six and the Eeast half of the South East quarter of section thirty 
five in Township three South of Range one East and the kind of land of the South west quarter 
of Section thirty six is as follows consisting of Perrarie timber and hasle with thirty acers 
under fens and fifteen in cultivation and $252 the kind of land of the South Easte quarter of 
Section thirty five in Township three South of Range one East is as folows consisting of all 
timber and no improvement excepte the bildings and supposed to be worth $260 dollars and the 
total amounte $764 dollars.
					Felix Boswell (seal)
					Eli Gilbert (seal)

(March 6, 1846)
You and each of you do solemnly swear that you will well and truly without partiality or 
prejudice value and appraise the goods chattels and personal estate of Samuel Boswell deceased 
so far as the same shall come to your sight and knowledge; and that you will in all respects 
perform your duty as appraisers to the best of your skill and judgment so help you God.
					John W. Hagle?     (name marked out)
					Sidney Place (his sig.)
					Asa B. Newell (his sig.)
State of Illinois
Jefferson County  		I Eli Gilbert Jr. an acting Justice of the Peace do hereby 
certify that John W. Hagle, Sidney Place and Asa Newel this day appeared before me and took 
the above oath.
	Given under my hand and seal this the 6th day of March A. D. 1846.
					Eli Gilbert, Jr. JP

(March 6, 1846)
A list of the appraisement of the personal property of Samuel Boswell dec'd. 
March 6th day 1846
Four plows							2.625
Two pair of chains and harnis and wippletree and Clivice	3.00
One log chain							1.50
One trace chain and one stretcher chain				1.25
One box of old irons						1.50
One cross cut saw						4.00
Two drawing knives and adz					1.125
Clivice and iron wedge						.75
One broad ax							3.00
One ox yoak and bows						.75
One scythe and cradle						00
One harrow							3.00
One ox waggon							30.00
One rifle							8.00
One grindstone							1.00
One dun Mare							33.00
One iron gray two year old coat					20.00
One hors two year old coat					20.00
One brown year old coalt					11.00
One pair of work cattle						30.00
One black and white sided cow					8.00
One black cow							9.00
One muley cow							10.00
One muley cow							7.00
One brindle cow							7.00
One red and white sided three year old heifer			6.50
One red two year old steer					3.50
One black and white year old steer				2.00
Four calves at one dollar and fifty cts. Per head		6.00
Sixteen head of hogs						13.00
Three head of hogs	
One clock	
[Not sure if this is the entire list – some may be missing]

State of Illinois
Jefferson County
We certify that we have performed the dutes of Appraisors by appraising all 
the personal property of Samuel Boswell late of the County of Jefferson and 
State of Illinois and we do certify the within sedule to be true witness our 
hands and seals thiss 6th day of March A. D 1846.

					Sidney Place  (his sig.)
					Asa B. Newell (his sig.)
					John W. Hagle (his sig.)

A list of the hoal soal and separate property set a parte to the widow of 
Samuel Boswell deceased by Felix Boswell & Eli Gilberte Administrators of 
the estate of said Boswell the amount of provisions for one year is $84.75.

One iron gray mare					38.00
One side sadle						00
One loom and hits appendges				00
One milch cow and calf					00
Two spining wheals					00
One bed and beding soficiant for self and famuley	00
Hous hoald and citchan furnster soficiante		00
Two head of sheep too every member of the famuley	00
For one years provisions set aparte			00
Three hundred and fifty lbs. of poark on hand		10.50
Forty lbs. of lard on hand				4.00
Salt one bushel and a half on hand			1.125
One dimond plow and gears				5.00
One scythe and cradle					2.50
One red cow with white face				10.00
One dunline back cow					8.00
One cow and calf					5.00
Two head of hogs					6.00
Two head of hogs					3.00
Twenty barrels of corn					20.00
Two oats stacks						8.00
Three head of sheep					3.75

Certified by us that this is a true and correct list of the widows parte of the 
personal property of the estate of Samuel Boswell….

A list of the sale of the personal property of Samuel Boswell Dec'd. sold at 
public vendue on 7th day of March 1846.

Wm. Minson		One plow			1.00
Jesse Dees		One plow   		 paid	.25
Wm. Minson		Two plows			1.00
Wm. Page		One pair of chains & harnis	.935
Felix Boswell		Whippletree & clivice		.25
Sam'l. Kank		One pair of harnis		.15
Miss Boswell		One pair chains			.625
S. Mannen		One log chain			1.5625
Wm. Nose		One trace chain			.375
John Wilbanks		One stretcher chain		.705
Josiah Mills		Box of irons			1.00
S. Mannen		One cross saw			5.00
Miss Boswell		One drawing knife		.25
Felix Boswell		One ditto			.375
Adam Rightnowar		One adz				.625
Wm. Minson		Clevice and wedge		.625
Herod Hackett		One broad axe			3.68
S. Mannen		One ox yoke and bows		.375
Miss Boswell		One harrow			1.625
David Kaub		One ox waggon			26.00
J. W. Feagan		One rifle gun			4.00
Felix Boswell		One grindstone			.625
Joseph Laur		One dun mare			35.50
Josiah Willis		One iron gray colt		15.00
B. L. Hirons		One sorrel colt			12.50
Leonidas Boswell	One brown colt yearling		4.50
Wm. Baker		One pair of cattle		37.375
Felix Boswell		One black and white cow		6.00
Nathan Newell		One black cow			6.75
Dennis A. Robinson	One muley cow			8.125
			One muley cow	
			One red two year old steer	
			One black and white year old steer	
		
[not sure what is missing – bottom of page cut off @$20 worth]

-------	Brought over					197.593
David Kaub		One brindle cow			8.0625
David Kaub		One red and white heifer	7.75
John Wilbanks		Four calves			9.875
Joseph Laur		Sixteen hogs			11.375
A. Bliss		Three hogs			5.00
Nathan Hall		One clock			5.00
							244.66
Certified by me that this is a true and correct list of the sale 
of the personal property of the estate of Samuel Boswell deceased 
if the county of Jefferson and state of Illinois whereas Felix Boswell 
and Eli Gilberte Administrators of said estate witness my hand and 
seal thiss the 7th day of March A. D. 1846.
					John W. Hagle Clerk
					A. B. Watson Crier
_____________
Felix Boswell
Eli Gilbert
    Vs
Elizabeth Boswell
John Boswell
Malinda Feagan
James W. Feagan
Felix Boswell
Brooks Boswell
Herrell Boswell
Mahala Hagle
John W. Hagle
Nancy Wilfong
Geo. W. Wilfong
Isaac Boswell
Ransom Boswell
Hannah L. Boswell
Leonidas Boswell
Elizabeth Boswell
Mary Boswell
_____________
I, John Wilbanks, Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for the County of 
Jefferson & State of Illinois, do hereby certify that the fees in the 
cause lately pending in the said Jefferson Circuit Court wherein Felix 
Boswell & Eli Gilbert Administrators &c. were Plaintiffs and Elizabeth 
Boswell defendants has been paid by the said Plaintiffs as appears of 
record in the Clerks office of said Court amounting to $20.93 3/4 cents.
Witness John Wilbanks, Clerk of the said Court and the Judicial seal 
thereof at office in Mt. Vernon the 3rd day of November A. D. 1849
					John Wilbanks, Clk.
					Pr. F. D. Preston D. C. 
_____________
Certificate of Cost
Bill [for partition?]
Felix Boswell, et. Al.
	vs
Elizabeth Boswell
Filed Nov. 3rd, 1849
W. Dodds PJP
Clerks fees        	4.12 1/4
Sheriffs fees  		16.81 1/4
     Total        	$20.93 3/4
_____________
Aprile the 6th A. D. 1840
Samuel Boswell Debtor		
$2.00 balance on a star 				$2.00
To one hate on Aprile 15th 1840				10.60 1/4
To hogs paid to David Kaub Febuary the 20th		 6.00
To loand money March 10th				 7.00
							$25.60 1/4
Felix Boswell (his sig.)
_____________
1842 Samuel Boswell Dr to S. S. Mannen
to 11 1/2 lbs. Of sole					3.45
Dec.3 		to 8 1/4 lbs. Of sole leather		2.47
1843
Jan. 9		to 1 pair uppers		   	 .62 1/2
   "		to a piece of upper leather		1.62 1/2
1844
Aug. 10	to 38 lbs. Of beef				 .76
to 1 pair of shoe leather				1.25
to I side of upper					3.00
to 1 quart of whiskey				         .12 1/2
							13.30 1/2
			cr					  8.80
by amt brought over					$4.50 1/2
_____________
August Term Circuit Court 1844
Tuesday 20th August

Henry Eddy pltf
	Versus			Debt
Samuel Boswell Dft
This day came the plaintiff in his own proper person as well as the 
defendant and confessed judgment herein in favour of the plaintiff 
in the sum of twenty seven dollars and sixty cents damages, and one 
hundred and nine dollars and fifty cents debt making the sum of one 
hundred and thirty seven dollars & 16 cents ($137.16).  It is therefore 
ordered by the court that the said Plaintiff receive of the said 
defendant the said sum of one hundred and thirty seven dollars and 
sixteen cents his debt and damages together with the costs in this 
behalf expended.			J. E. H. Ridgeway Clerk of the 
Jefferson Circuit do hereby 
certify that the above is a true copy of a judgment on record in this 
court.  Given under my hand and official seal of office this 6th Jan'y. 1848.
E. H. Ridgeway Clk.
					Per W. W. Bennett DC
_____________
Henry Eddy 
	Vs				Debt $137.16
Sam'l. Boswell			August Term 1844

Filing pre 6 1/4 iss'g. sum's. filing 6 1/4 		.625
Filing note 6 1/4 filing Dec. 6, doe suit 12 1/2		.25
Appn. Pltf. & atty 25 confess. 25 judg 25		.75
Making cost bill & copy 625 sat judg 25			.875
							2.50
Shff. Costs
Serv & returning sum's.					.625
							3.125
J. E. Riddgeway Clerk Jeff. C. in Court do certify the above to be a true copy
_____________
Henry Eddy
	Vs
Sam'l. Boswell Transcript of Judgment		$137.16
Filed & allowed January 7th A. D. 1848
W. Dodds (PJP)
_____________
Henry Eddy 
	Vs				Debt 
Sam'l. Boswell			
		To making copy of Record.  Words 123	.25
		Copy fee bill				.25
		Affix seal to 2 inst.		       1.00
		E. H. Ridgway Clk                      1.50
		Pr W. W. Bennett  DC
_____________
1845	Samuel Boswell   Dr
to Josiah Willis
to smithing				3.50
_____________
Proven & filed July 20, 1848
W. Dodds., PJP
_____________
Sam'l. Boswell
		Zot of Kinly & Pahun???
Jun 7, 1841	2 lb. tobbacco @25	.50
"	"	1 lb. coffee?		.12
Aug. 3		1 lb. tobbacco		.25
					.87
_____________
I hereby assigne to Orange Hamilton the sum of one hundred & thirty five Dollars 
and sixty nine cents the amount of my account as proven against the Estate of 
Samuel Boswell deceased for value received as witness my hand & seal this first 
day of February A. D. 1848.
					Joseph Laur (his sig.) 
_____________
1842	Samuel Boswell to Harrel Boswell		Dr
Novem 15	To labor done				$6.00
_____________
March 27th day 1847
Mr. D. Baugh Sir please admit Harril Boswell to proove his account by his on 
oath and oblige.  
Proven & filed				Yours
April 5th, 1847				Felix Boswell Administrator
D. Baugh PJ
_____________
Mr. D. Baugh sir please admit J. W. Fagan to prove his acc't by his own oath.
							Felix Boswell
							Proven & filed
							Oct. 16th 1846
							D. Baugh PJ
_____________
Mt. Vernon, Ills. March 21st 1840
Twelve months after date we or either of us promise to pay William Hicks 
Administrator of Ezru Senier estate five Dollars 12 1/2 cents for value rec'd. 
as witness our hands
					John Boswell (his sig.) brother?
					Samuel Boswell (his sig.)
_____________
For value rec'd. I assign one hundred dollars of the within a/c to Joseph Laur.
Jan'y 29th, 1847		John Boswell (his sig.) son? 
_____________
February the 2nd 1845
On acount against Samuel Boswell of one dollar twelve cents for Saffingtons pills.
			J. A. Dees
_____________
Sam'l. Boswell		Dr
1840 Dr to Abner Caldwell
January 27 		To cost? to you of prescription $1	1.75
			To 3 cost? of prescription @ $1		5.25
			To cost? of prescription $1 		1.75
			To cost? and prescription $1.75 	1.75
			To cost? to you of prescription $1	1.75
			To cost? of prescription $1		1.75
			To cost? of prescription $1.50		1.50   To cost? to you of prescription $1	1.75
								$17.25
							       	5.12 1/2
								12.12 1/2
				Cr
By use of your waggon 5 1/2 days @ 27				1.37 1/2
By 30 doz. oats @ 14 ct. per dozen				3.75
								5.12 1/2
_____________
April 27th 1846
	Mr. Downing Baugh you may allow Doctor Caldwell to prove the within 
account by his own oath.			Felix Boswell (his sig.)
_____________
Mr. D. Sir please admite Josiah Willis to prove his account by his one oath.  
Felix Boswell
_____________
The Estate of Sam'l. Boswell dec'd. to Thos. Philp  Dr
1845
April 4th	to ballance on settlement			1.34
"	10th	leather for backbands			   	.50
"	"	making 1 pair shoes for Mahala		  	.875
Nov. 15	making 2 pair shoes			  		1.50	
								4.21 1/2
			Cr. By work			          	2.00
		Ballance due				        $2.21 1/2

_____________   [No indication who submitted this:]
1842			Samuel Boswell	Dr
December 31	to one pare little shoes			 .57 1/2
1844
April 12		to one rifle gun			12.00
November 26	to four days work				4.00
December 24	to one doz. screws			        .12 1/2
1845
January 29		to wintering heifer			2.00
February 22		to two days work			2.00
December 5		to twenty seven light sash at 		2.70
10 cts per light
     do			to putting in the same			0.75
1846
January 14		to aaumpsit for Daniel Williams		3.50
								        25.45
			Contra Credit
1842	
November 3		Cr by four bushels corn			1.00
November 17	Cr by 23 lb. Pork				0.46
December 1		Cr by 20 1/2 lb. Pork				0.41
December 22	Cr by 19 lb. Pork				0.38
1843
January 2		Cr by 150 lb. Pork				3.00
1844
November 5		Cr by A. Colwells assumsit	         	11.00
July 27		Cr by one days work					1.00 
							        $17.25
			Bal.				        $8.20
_____________
June the 28th A. D. 1847 Estate of Samuel Boswell deceased
Received on the notes of Samuel Boswell Deceased   $108.88 cts.
						F. Boswell
						Eli Gilbert Administrators
_____________
February the 8th 1848
Received on the second payment of the debts of Samuel Boswell deceased 
one hundred and fifteen dollars.
						Felix Boswell	
						Eli Gilbert Administrators
_____________
A list of the noats and accounts of the estate of Samuel Boswell deceased 
this the 14th day A. D. 1846.
One note on Joseph Laur of the amount of twenty two dollars and eighty three 
cts.  This note was given on 13th day of January 1846 and is due 13 months 
after date and is supposed to be good.
One note on his brother John Boswell deceased about 10 or 12 years ago and 
his brother William Boswell is security to the note but this note was not 
proven before the judge of Probate but William Boswell is alive yet but good 
or bad ? now and this note is a trade note.
A open acounte on Orrange Griffith for 6 hundred and 24 rails? supposed to 
be bad.
A open account on Henry Moor of $2.25 supposed to be good.
Money recived at the sale of the personal property Two dollars and 
18 2/4 cts.	
					Felix Boswell	
					Eli Gilbert
County order	$4.35
_____________
March the 1st, 1837
	Samuel Boswell to John Boswell  Dr
		For one hundred Dollars of lond money to the said 
Samuel Boswell without intrest.

	To one note against Joseph Laur for $22.83 taken in Samuel Boswells name

	To one note against Joseph Pettyjohn? taken in Samuel Boswells name for 
$7.50 wich has ?? dollars paid on it.

	To one note against David Kaub taken in Samuel Boswells name for $17 
wich has 14.07 paid on it.
						100.00
						 22.83
						  7.50
						 14.07
                                                _______
   					       $144.40
___________
Rec'd of Samuel Boswell $7.99 in full of his State and County tax for the year 1844 
to wit 
80 acres T3 R1E S 1/2 NW S 36 valued at $320.00 also 160 acres " " SW 1/4 S 36 valued 
at $480.00 also " " E 1/2 SE of S 35 valued at $280.00.  Total amt of personal property 
$257.00.  July the 5th 1847		Paid by F. Boswell
_____________
Rec'd. of Sam'l. Boswell $10.24 cents his tax for A. D. 1845 on
80 acres of land 3S 1E S 1/2 NW 36 valued at $360
160   "		"	"    SW 1/4   36     "              480
80    "         "       "    E 1/2  SE 35    "              240
And personal at				           383
June 15th 1846  Wm. J. Stephenson C. J. C.  Wm. Edwards D. C.
_____________
Rec'd. $4.35 in County Order
and    $5.50 cash
          $9.85
Due 39 cents
_____________
I assign the within note to S. S. Mannen for value received this 10th day of November 1842.
						Harvey Hicks (his sig.)
_____________
Rec'd. on the within one dollar June the 6 1841 by amt. settled on the within date 
three dollars fifty cents this 28th day of April 1844.
_____________
September 30th A. D. 1846
Samuel Boswell Dr to one dollar balance on his school bill of 1845.
_____________
         $8.96
Samuel Boswell's Heirs
Co - $4.48
Note  3.92
        $8.40
County Paid Road Tax
        $1.12
          9.52
_____________
69   Received of Heirs of Sam'l. Boswell		       $8.40 cts  his
tax for 1846 on 80 acres land R 1 S 1/2 NW Sec 36	$240
		    80    "        "           E 1/4 SE         35        240
                   160    "        "           SW             36        640
	Road Tax of $1.12 ct.	May 31st 1847  Wm. Edward D.C.
_____________
March the 29th 1847
Mr. D. Baugh Sir please admit John Hagle to prove his account by his own oath.
						Felix Boswell
_____________
1842
Dec. 3			By 50 head of cabbage			1.00
			By 9 lbs. Of pork			 .18
			By 1 day work by Isaach			 .50
			By 50 lbs. Of bacon at 6 1/4		3.12 1/2
			By 2 and 2/3 days work by Ransom	1.00
			By work by Isac at Mill 6 days		3.00
								_____
 							        $8.80
_____________
Mr. Wiliam Dods Sir please admit S. S. Mannen to prove his account by his one 
oath and allso a note that he holds on John Boswell and Samuel Boswell security.  
This the 4th day of Febuary A. D. 1848			Felix Boswell Admin.





 
 
 
 
 

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