- Letters of Administration granted to Isaac Gillham
on the Estate of John Heaton decd
State of Illinois
Madison County } The People of the State of Illinois To all to
Know ye That whereas John Heaton of the County of Madison and State of
Illinois died intestate, as it is made to appear, on or about the 29th day of January
A.D. 1844, 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 this end, therefore, that said property may be collected and preserved
for those who shall appear to have a legal right or interest therein: We do
hereby appoint Isaac Gillham of the County of Madison and State of Illinois,
Administrator of all and Singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which
were of the Said John Heaton at the time of his decease; with full power
and lawful 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 [?]
acts, which now are, or hereafter be required of him by Law.
Witness Geo. W. Prickett, Probate Justice of the Peace, in and
for the Said County of Madison, at his office in Edwardsville,
this Sixth day of February A.D. 1844.
Geo. W. Prickett, Probate Justice.
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Know all men by this presents that we, Isaac Gillham & Thomas
Gillham of the County of Madison and State of Illinois, are held and
firmly bound unto the People of the State of Illinois, in the final Sum of
Seven Hundred Dollars, current money of the United States: which
payment, will and truly to be made, and performed. We, and each of us,
bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, jointly, [?]
and firmly, by then presents, Witness our hands and Seals this 6th day of
February A.D. 1844.
The condition of the above obligation in Such, that if the
Said Isaac Gillham, Administrator of all and Singular the goods and chattels
rights and credits, of John Heaton 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 John Heaton deceased, to 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 hand, possession or knowledge of him the Said
Isaac Gillham as Such Administrator or to the hand of any person or persons for him
and the Same Is made, do exhibit, or cause to be exhibted, in the Court of Probate, for
the Said County of Madison, agreeably to law. And Such goods and chattels,
rights and credits, do will and truly administer according to law and all the
rest of the Said goods and chattels, rights and credits which Shall be found
remaining upon the account of the Said Administrator the Same being first examined and
allowed by the Court of Probate. Shall deliver and pay to Such person or persons respecti-
vely, as may be legally entitled thereto. And further to make a just and true acc-
ount of all his actings and doings therein, when thereto required by the 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 Testamentory or of
Administration obtained therein, and the Said Isaac Gillham do, in Such case,
on being required theret, 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 be at any time be required of him by law, then this obligation to be void,
otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Approved this 6th day of Feby AD }
Geo W. Prickett P.J.P.