George Gisham to Tandy J. Johnson (power of attorney), 1840

Source: Sumner County Archives Document Loose Records #9003

Contributed by Jenny Nickels (
© June 2002

Know all men by these present that I George GRISHAM of the County of Jonson and State of Illinois have made constituted and appointed and by these present do make constitute and appoint Tandy J. JOHNSON of the same County and State aforesaid my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name and for my use to _ for recover and receive all such sum and sums of money, debts goods wares or other demands whatsoever which are or shall be due owing payable and belonging to me by any manner ro means whatsoever and Especially from Robert DORRIS Guardian of the minor heirs of Benjamin GRISHAM decd and who was the Administrator of said Benjamin GRISHAM Decd of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee. Giving and Granting unto my said attorney by these _ into full powers and authority and about the promises to have use and take all Lawful ways and _ in my name for the purpose _ and upon the receipt of such debts due or sums of money acquittances or other sufficient discharge for me and in my name to make and give and _ generally to do all other acts and things in the Law whatsoever Needful and necessary to be done in and about the premises for me and in my name to do Execute and perform as fully and to all intents and purposes as I may self might or could do if personally present and attorneys one or more under him for the purpose is aforesaid to make constitute and _ at pleasure to revoke hereby ratify _ and confirming all and whatsoever my said Attorney shall Lawfully do in and about the premises by virtue here of in witness I have here unto set my and seal this Tenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Eighty hundred and forty.
George Grisham
his mark

Signed sealed and delivered in presents of
Isaac Pearce
CC Lattimore

State of Illinois
Johnson County
I Samuel Copl and clerk of the Johnson County Circuit court to hereby certify that this day came personally before me George GRISSOM who is personally known to me to be the Identical person named in and who Executed the foregoing power of attorney and before me acknowledged _ that he Executor the same for the uses and purposes therein mentioned freely and voluntarily and are there with content and satisfied and that his signature as above assigned is genuine. Witness
Samuel Copland
clerk of _ said court and offical seal thereof at office in Ve? This Tenth day of November AD 1849 Samuel Cropland

State of Tennessee Sumner County
J John Bruce
Register of Said County do hereby certify that the written Power of Att & Probate? Are duly registered at my office in Grant book N Page 254.