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Guardian's Bonds
Caldwell County, KY
1823 ~1833


Brenda Joyce Jerome

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Reprinted from the Western Kentucky Journal, Vol. VI, No. 4 (Fall 1999)
with permission of Brenda Joyce Jerome, editor/publisher.
The following has been transcribed from original guardians’ bonds
1823 - 1833 in Caldwell County Clerk’s Office, Princeton, KY.






21 Apr 1823
James MORSE appointed guardian for William CANNON & Manley CANNON, heirs & infants of Kinson CANNON dec’d. Security: Reuben ROWLAND. Note 11 Apr 1823: “Whereas we the undersigned orphan children having some property and as it is necessary that we should have a guardian appointed we hereby choose James MORSE Esqr. to act as such for us both and request the Hon. Court to appoint him as such. [signed] William CANNON, Manley CANNON.”


22 Apr 1823
Kinsay ROBERTSON appointed guardian for Joel LEECH, heir & infant of James P. LEECH dec’d. Security: George DARBY.


19 May 1823
James ARMSTRONG appointed guardian for Polly ARMSTRONG, heir and infant of Jacob ARMSTRONG dec’d. Securities: James OLIVER and John RAMEY.


20 May 1823
Martin McKINNEY appointed guardian for Sarah FOWLER, heir & infant of William FOWLER dec’d. Security: Nathan GRAY.


[no date]
Elcey MILLER appointed guardian to Ebenezer T. MILLER aged 19 years the 26th of Feby next, Eliza W. MILLER aged 17 years 26th Nov last, Saml. MILLER aged 15 years 3rd June next, John E. MILLER aged 12 years 15th Feby next, Polly R. MILLER aged 11 years 13th Apl next, Joseph M. MILLER aged 8 years 25th Dec last, Elkey C. MILLER aged 6 years 4th Nov last, Nancy MILLER aged 3 years 12th Apl last, orphans of Joseph MILLER dec’d. Security: Hugh KINKADE.


21 Jul 1823
John LANDER appointed guardian for Nancy WILSON, Jones WILSON & Mary Ann WILSON, heirs & infants of John WILSON dec’d. Security: Abraham SANDERS.


18 Aug 1823
George W. FRAZER appointed guardian for Edward H. FLEECE, heir & infant of Enoch H. FLEECE. Security: Jacob HOUTS.


18 Aug 1823
James RUCKER appointed guardian for Joseph TANNER, heir & infant of John TANNER dec’d. Security: Jesse PEMBERTON.


20 Oct 1823
Jonathan C. LANGSTON appointed guardian for Sally LANGSTON & Nathan LANGSTON, heirs & infants of Mary LANGSTON dec’d. Security: Joel SMITH.


18 Nov 1823
Wm. BANISTER appointed guardian for Polly NEWBY & Patcy NEWBY, heirs and infants of Solomon NEWBY dec’d. Security: Riley NEWBY.


18 Nov 1823
George DARBY appointed guardian for Wm. Alty[?] DARBY, heir & infant of Danl. DARBY. Securities: John MOTT & James STEELE.


17 Jan 1824
Zachariah MATLOCK appointed guardian for the heirs of Redding WOLF dec’d. Securities: Thomas PRINCE & James WOOD.


20 Feb 1824
Joseph McCROSKY appointed guardian for Eliza RICE, heir & infant of Benjamin RICE dec’d. Security: William McGOWAN. Note 20 Feb 1824: “The Honorable County Court of Caldwell County will be so good as to appoint Joseph McCROSKY my guardien as I have made choice of him. I am over fourteen years of age. [signed] Eliza RICE.”


19 Jul 1824
Brooks PERKINS appointed guardian for John PERKINS, aged 17 years 13 Dec next, heir & infant of Adam PERKINS. Security: James MORSE.


16 Aug 1824
Peter FITE appointed guardian for Mary WILLIAMSON, Lucinda WILLIAMSON, Columbus WILLIAMSON, Sarah WILLIAMSON, Margaret WILLIAMSON, Danl. B. WILLIAMSON, heirs & infants of Dawson WILLIAMSON dec’d. Security: Andrew DUNN.


18 Oct 1824
Samuel W. JOHNSON appointed guardian for Eloniza JOHNSON, heir & infant of Samuel JOHNSON. Security: Buford LEWIS.


18 Jul 1825
Blake BAKER appointed guardian for Frewry BAKER, heir & infant of Blake BAKER Dec’d. Securities: Thos. L. BAKER, John ANDERSON.


18 Jul 1825
Elizabeth BAKER appointed guardian for Blake BAKER, infant & heir of Freeman BAKER Dec’d. Securities: Blake BAKER & Joseph R. GIVEN.


18 Oct 1825
Joseph R. GIVEN chosen guardian for Susan B. WIGGINTON aged 19 years 8th July 1826, Amanda Jane WIGGINTON aged 17 years Nov 1825, Sally Ann WIGGINTON aged 16 years Dec 1825 & Seth B. WIGGINTON aged 14 years 4th Dec 1825. Securities: Dickson GIVEN, Winfrey BOND & Moses SHELBY.


18 Oct 1825
Joseph R. GIVEN appointed by the County Court for James Slaughter WIGGINTON aged 8 years the 24 Decr 1824 and Marion WIGGINTON aged 6 years the 25 May 1825, heirs & infants of John WIGGINTON dec’d. Securities: Dickson GIVEN, Winfrey BOND & Moses SHELBY. Note 15 Oct 1824: “Know all men ... I Dickson GIVEN of the County of Livingston ... nominate constitute and appoint Archibald McALISTER of the County of Caldwell ... my lawful attorney in fact for the purpose of signing my name to a bond ... as Security for Joseph R. GIVEN as Guardian for the heirs of John WIGGINTON Deceased ... [signed] Dickson GIVEN. Witnesses: Burton A. JAMES, William T. GIVEN.”


21 Nov 1825
William McCARTY appointed guardian for Henry McCARTY, one of the heirs & infants of John McCARTY dec’d. Securities: Matthew P. BOWYER & John BRADLEY.


22 Nov 1825
Roger TANDY appointed guardian for Harriett TANDY, heir & infant of Roger TANDY Sr dec’d. Securities: Henry T. PERRY, John GRAY, Robert DRAPER & James B. PERRY.


22 Nov 1825
Roger TANDY Jr appointed guardian for Elizabeth TANDY, Sarah TANDY, Amelia TANDY & Henry TANDY, heirs & infants of Roger TANDY Sr dec’d. Securities: Henry T. PERRY, John GRAY, Robt. DRAPER & James B. PERRY.


16 Jan 1826
Anthony LAUGHLIN appointed guardian for Winefred Priscott LAUGHLIN, heir & infant of Wm. LAUGHLIN dec’d. Security: David W. McGOODWIN.


16 Jan 1826
Arnold JACOB appointed guardian for Lucy L. WHITE, heir & infant of ___ WHITE dec’d. Securities: William LANDER & Henry MACHEN.


24 Feb 1826
James CLARK appointed guardian for Ruth HARPER and Asa Morrow HARPER, heirs & infants of William HARPER dec’d. Securities: John PENNINGTON & James SMITH.


21 Aug 1826
John LAUGHLIN appointed guardian for Orestes COOK, heir & infant of Reuben COOK dec’d. Security: William LANDER.


16 Oct 1826
John PRINCE appointed guardian for Samuel A. KEALE, heir & infant of Asa KEALE dec’d. Security: Buford LEWIS.


16 Oct 1826
Buford LEWIS appointed guardian for Louisa JOHNSON, heir & infant of Samuel JOHNSON dec’d. Security: John PRINCE.


16 Oct 1826
James MORSE appointed guardian for Manley CANNON, heir & infant of Kinson CANNON dec’d. Security: William LANDER.


16 Oct 1826
William LANDER appointed guardian for Alfred CHAMPION, heir & infant of Thomas CHAMPION dec’d. Security: James MORSE.


20 Nov 1826
Major GROOM appointed guardian for Sarah Elizabeth GROOM, heir & infant of John B. GROOM dec’d. Security: Benjamin QUISENBERRY.


20 Nov 1826
Lewis MARTIN appointed guardian for Patsey, Wade H., Nice P. and Louisa PENNINGTON, heirs & infants of Jacob PENNINGTON dec’d. Securities: Jonathan STEVENS & Benjamin JONES.


20 Nov 1826
Hannah WILSON appointed guardian for Nancy WILSON, heir & infant of John WILSON dec’d. Security: James WILSON.


18 Dec 1826
Edmund FRANKLIN appointed guardian for Abel Neely ARMSTRONG, heir & infant of Jos. ARMSTRONG dec’d. Security: Lewis FRANKLIN.


15 Jan 1827
John G. HAMMOND appointed guardian for Polly Brown HAMMOND, Betsey Jackson HAMMOND & Timandia HAMMOND, heirs & infants of Martha HAMMOND dec’d & of J.J.[?] HAMMOND. Securities: Christopher HAMMOND & Solomon STANFIELD.


15 Jan 1827
Samuel P.L. MARSHALL appointed guardian for James LAWRENCE, heir & infant of John LAWRENCE dec’d. Securities: John BRADLEY & Morten A. RUCKER.


19 Feb 1827
Bartholomew JENKINS appointed guardian for William J. JENKINS & Bartholomew JENKINS, heirs & infants of Bartholomew JENKINS dec’d. Securities: Andrew ROSS & Saml. HARMAN. Note 1 Jan 1827: “Your petitioner being a son & an heir of Bartholomew JENKINS dec’d and of the age of fifteen years and my father dying intestate I Solicit your honorable body that Bartholomew JENKINS Junr may be appointed my Guardian... [signed] Wm. J. JENKINS. P.S. I was born on November 10th 1811 according to my fathers register. “


19 Feb 1827
Andrew ROSS appointed guardian for his children, Nancy Elzey and Matilda ROSS. Securities: Bartholomew JENKINS & Saml. HARMAN.


19 Feb 1827
Elisha SMITH appointed guardian for John STEVENS, James A. STEVENS, Mahala STEVENS & Rebecca STEVENS, heirs & infants of Moses STEVENS dec’d. Securities: John W. MARSHALL & John BRADLEY.


16 Apr 1827
John PRINCE appointed guardian for William Harvy PRINCE & John Clark PRINCE, heirs & infants of sd. J. PRINCE & Ann PRINCE, his wife dec’d, formerly Ann MATLOCK. Securities: William B. YOUNG & Thomas PRINCE.


16 Apr 1827
Jeremiah RUCKER appointed guardian for Pernicy, Adaline & Mary HAYS, heirs & infants of Otha HAYS dec’d. Securities: John O’HARA & Isaac GRUBBS.


16 Apr 1827
Harmon HAYS appointed guardian for Leven HAYS, heir & infant of Richard HAYS dec’d. Securities: Robert JONES & John WYLIE.


21 May 1827
Polly JENKINS appointed guardian for John R. JENKINS, heir & infant of Bartholomew JENKINS dec’d. Securities: James MORSE & Saml. WILSON.


20 Aug 1827
Winefred E. MAULDING appointed guardian for Frances Pernetta MAULDING, heir & infant of Gorey MAULDING dec’d. Securities: George BOYD & James A. CARTWRIGHT.


15 Oct 1827
James F. MITCHUSSON appointed guardian for Jos. John DOLES, Ephrim R. DOLES, Nancy DOLES, Barbary DOLES, Jane DOLES & Elizabeth DOLES, heirs & infants of Thomas DOLES. Security: William MITCHUSSON.


17 Dec 1827
John DUNNING appointed guardian for Maria PUGH, heir & infant of Bethel PUGH dec’d. Securities: John HUEY & Hiram MOORE.


18 Feb 1828
William HULLET appointed guardian for William MATHIS, heir & infant of Thomas MATHIS. Security: Nathan HAMMOND.


19 Feb 1828
William McCARTY appointed guardian for Clarinda MITCHUSSON, heir & infant of Edward MITCHUSSON dec'd. Security: Matthew P. BOWYER.


17 Mar 1828
John W. MARSHALL appointed guardian for George MARSHALL, one of the heirs and infants of George MARSHALL dec'd. Security: Reuben R. MARSHALL.


21 Apr 1828
John W. MARSHALL appointed guardian for Gabriel R. MARSHALL, infant son of Geo. MARSHALL dec'd. Security: David DOOM.


21 Apr 1828
Wm. MITCHUSSON appointed guardian for Elijah S. MITCHUSSON, heir & infant of Edward MITCHUSSON dec'd. Securities: Wm. B. YOUNG & D.C. MITCHUSSON.


19 May 1828.
Winfrey BOND appointed guardian for Wm. B. LACEY, James W. LACEY, Earle LACEY & Thomas LACEY, heirs and infants of Thos. LACEY & Charity LACEY, late BOND. Security: Francis W. UREY.


21 Jul 1828
Samuel P.L. MARSHALL appointed guardian of David D. MARSHALL, heir & infant of Geo. MARSHALL dec'd. Securities: C.C. COBB & James W. LEIGH.


10 Oct 1828
Thomas M. McGOUGH appointed guardian for Richard B. McGOUGH, heir & infant of John McGOUGH dec'd. Securities: William LAUGHLIN & Hugh L. McGOUGH.


17 Nov 1828
Robert A. LAPSLEY appointed guardian for James, Robert, Joseph D. and Alexander ROBERTSON, heirs & infants of Alexr. & Martha ROBERTSON dec'd. Securities: Jno. D. KELLY & James BLUE.


17 Nov 1828
Robt. A. LAPSLEY appointed guardian for Jos. M. LAPSLEY, heir & infant of the Revd. Jos. B. LAPSLEY dec'd. Security: James BLUE.


17 Nov 1828
William McGOWAN appointed guardian for Espy, George and Juliann SIMPSON, heirs & infants of Jos. SIMPSON dec'd. Securities: James C. WELLER & Francis W. UREY.


17 Nov 1828
William GRAY appointed guardian for Jones & Mary Ann WILSON, heirs & infants of Wm. GRAY. Securities: Jno. GRAY & Joseph W. FOWLER.


19 Jan 1829
Cader MITCHELL appointed guardian for Elizabeth NICHOLS formerly Elizabeth MORRIS, heir & infant of Winaford MORRIS dec'd. Securities: George KESTERSON & George KERSTERSON Jr.


20 Apr 1829
Thomas ROGERS appointed guardian for William J. ROGERS, heir & infant of Drury ROGERS dec'd. Security: Andrew DUNN.


18 May 1829
John D. PERKINS appointed guardian for William J. JENKINS, heir & infant of Bartholomew JENKINS dec'd. Securities: James GEORGE & Brooks PERKINS. Note 18 Mary 1829: "I am willing for William J. JENKINS to Chuse another Gardeen in my plas." [signed] Barth JENKINS.


20 Jun 1829
Walter McCHESNEY appointed guardian for Peggy SIGLER Daughter, heir & infant of John SIGLER, dec'd. Securities: Singleton ASHER & Hugh McGOUGH.


20 Jul 1829
William MERCER appointed guardian for Martha ROGERS Daughter, heir & infant of Drury ROGERS dec'd. Security: Samuel BLACK.


19 Oct 1829
Robert PARKER appointed guardian for Mary & Robert PARKER, heirs & infants of John PARKER dec'd. Securities: Enoch PRINCE & William MITCHUSSON.


17 Nov 1829
William MERCER appointed guardian for Thomas B. MERCER, heir & infant of James MERCER dec'd. Security: Thomas HAYNES.


19 Apr 1830
J no. D. PERKINS appointed guardian for Bartholomew JENKINS Jr, heir & infant of Bartholomew JENKINS dec'd. Securities: Brooks PERKINS & James GEORGE.


19 Apr 1830
Thomas MARSH appointed guardian for Geo. W. SIVELLS, heir & infant of Jas. W. SIVELLS. Security: Robert PARKER.


19 Jul 1830
Joshua HAMMOND appointed guardian for Linna[?], Nancy, Benjamin, Sina, Mary, Christo. J., Thomas & Henry L. HAMMOND, heirs & infants of Thomas HAMMOND dec'd. Securities: Jno. D. KELLY & Jno. W. MARSHALL.


19 Jul 1830
Andrew DUNN appointed guardian for Jno. L. RAMEY, Julius B. RAMEY, Martha Ann RAMEY & James M. RAMEY, heirs & infants of Wm. RAMEY dec'd. Security: Wm. B. YOUNG.


16 Aug 1830
George BUSH appointed guardian for Lorenzo L. BUSH, heir & infant of William BUSH dec'd. Securities: Henry J. MARTIN & James EARLY.


18 Oct 1830
Mary BUSH appointed guardian for Nancy THETFORD, heir & infant of Sarah WALKER dec'd. Securities: James BRIDGES & Leavin OLIVER.


18 Oct 1830
Reuben R. O'HARA appointed guardian for Artipernecia[?] & Eliza WILLIAMS, heirs & infants of John WILLIAMS dec'd. Securities: John O'HARA & William O'HARA.


18 Oct 1830
Chittenden LYON appointed guardian for Mary Ann, Margaret Aurelia, Matthew Skinner, Giles James & Chittenden Patton LYON, heirs & infants of sd. Chittenden by his first wife Nancy LYON dec'd.


17 Jan 1831
Drury C. MITCHUSSON appointed guardian for Elijah J. MITCHUSSON, heir & infant of Edward MITCHUSSON dec'd. Security: James F. MITCHUSSON.


21 Feb 1831
Robertus SATTERFIELD appointed guardian for Mary BASS, heir & infant of Thos. BASS dec'd. Securities: Enoch BOWLING & Wm. MITCHUSSON.


16 May 1831
John W. MARSHALL appointed guardian for Isaiah COLLIE, heir & infant of Larkin COLLIE dec'd. Security: Jas. W. LEIGH.


16 May 1831
John W. MARSHALL appointed guardian for Lucresa & Nancy FULKS, heirs & infants of John FULKS dec'd. Security: Jas. W. LEIGH. [bond torn]


16 May 1831
J no. W. MARSHALL appointed guardian for Eliza, Serena, Holloway, John, Hezekiah & Obadiah FULKS, heirs & infants of Obadiah FULKS dec'd. Security: Jas. W. LEIGH.


18 Jul 1831
Henry FULKS appointed guardian for Catherine COLLIE, Happy COLLIE, Asa COLLIE & Wm. C. COLLIE, heirs & infants of Larkin COLLIE dec'd. Security: Jonas SIKES. Note 28 Jun 1831: "We here by certify that we make choices of Henry FULKS to be our gardean until we become of age ..." [signed] Katharine (X her mark) COLLIE, Happy (X her mark) COLLIE. wit: Jonas SIKES. Notes 3 Apr 1831: I here by certify that I Make Choice of Thruston GRUBBS to be my Gardean until I become of age." [signed] Asa (X his mark) COLLIE. "I hereby certify that I am willing to be the Gardean of Asa COLLIE as he makes choice of me until he attains to the age of twenty one years." [signed] Thruston GRUBBS


15 Aug 1831
Benjamin WILSON appointed guardian for David L & Mitchell WILSON, heirs & infants of John WILSON dec'd. Securities: Isaac WILSON, Eli NICHOLS & David JENNINGS.


17 Oct 1831
Polly JENKINS appointed guardian for her infant son, Jno. H. JENKINS, heir & infant of Bartholomew JENKINS dec'd. Security: James MORSE.


19 Dec 1831
Andrew ROSS appointed guardian for Nancy, Elsey J. and Matilda ROSS, heirs & infants of sd. Andrew ROSS. Securities: Peter JONES & Charles O. WALKER.


21 May 1832
Lawson ROBERTSON appointed guardian for Jas. R. BRANCH, heir & infant of Nelson BRANCH dec'd. Security: Coleman RATLIFF.


20 Aug 1832
William MERCER appointed guardian for John F. MERCER, heir & infant of James MERCER dec'd. Security: James H. BIGHAM


21 Jan 1833
Samuel COLLIE appointed guardian for Samuel and Fany COLLIE, heirs & infants of Larkin COLLIE dec'd. Security: John W. MARSHALL.


18 Feb 1833
Coleman RATCLIF appointed guardian for Meranda BRANCH, heir & infant of Nelson BRANCH dec'd. Security: John DRAPER.


18 Feb 1833
James MAXWELL appointed guardian for Logan MAXWELL, James MAXWELL, Margaret A. MAXWELL, Edward MAXWELL & Mary MAXWELL, heirs & infants of David MAXWELL dec'd. Securities: Alexander MAXWELL & John D. KELLY.


19 Aug 1833
William B. BOND appointed guardian for Bond LACEY, Wood LACEY, Earl LACEY, Thomas LACEY, Pernecia LACEY & Nancy LACEY. Security: William B. YOUNG.


19 Aug 1833
Joseph McCROSKEY appointed guardian for Joseph WYNE, heir & infant of Benjamin WYNE dec'd. Securities: William LANDER & Henry PACK.


20 Aug 1833
John P. BRYAN appointed guardian for Elizabeth M. POLLARD & Ellen POLLARD, heirs & infants of Thomas POLLARD dec'd. Security: Thomas HAYNES.


19 Nov 1833
Aaron SHELLY appointed guardian for William SHELLEY, John SHELLEY & Aaron SHELLEY, heirs & infants of Thomas SHELLEY dec'd.


16 Dec 1833
Jeremiah SANDERS appointed guardian for Julius SANDERS, Thomas SANDERS, Maria SANDERS & John SANDERS. Securities: James CARRAWAY & Hezekiah GEORGE.





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