Submitted By: Mary Zinzilieta
William K. Foster
Jefferson County, IL Probate Box 14 - 1857
Petition to Sell Real Estate - 26 May 1859
John KIRK administrator of the estate of William K. FOSTER, deceased.
Cynthia FOSTER, widow, and Emiline and Wm. B. FOSTER, children
and heirs at law of W. K. FOSTER, deceased.
Now on this day comes again the Petitioner of TANNER & CASY, his attys, and the said minor Defendants,
Emiline and Wm. B. FOSTER by W. DODDS their guardian ad litem file their answer to Petitioners petition neither
admitting or denying the allegations in said contained petition but calling for the proof.... and the said Cynthia FOSTER
being three times solemnly called comes not, but wholly makes default, although legal service of the notice of the pending
of this suit has been had upon her more than ten days prior to the sitting of this Court, and this cause coming on to be
heard before upon Petition answer of Guardian ad litem exhibits and proofs. The court finds that Wm. K. FOSTER departed this
life intestate in Jefferson County, IL on the 18th day of April A. D. 1857, leaving Cynthia FOSTER his widow and Emaline and
Wm. B. FOSTER his children and only heirs at law. That on this 26th day of May A. D. 1859 the petitioner was appointed by this
Court administrator of the !
estate of the said Wm. K. FOSTER, dec'd.
The court _______ finds that amount of assets of the estate is applied to the payment of the debts thereof the sum of $67.89...
That the said W. K. FOSTER and seized of the (there is land descriptions here but hard to read) Section 30 in Township 4SR3E in
Jefferson County, IL; and also Section 1 in Township 5 _SR2E in Franklin County, IL. It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed
that the said administrator be and he is hereby authorized and empowered with full power and authority to sell said land or so much
thereof as may be necessary to pay the debts of the said estate upon six months credit after giving such notice and upon such terms
as is recognized by law and it is further ordered that the said administrator report his proceedings under this decree to this Court
at its next Term.