Estate and Court Records of the Taylor Family
Graciously contributed by LaVelda Faull.

James Alex Taylor (1855) Samuel Taylor (1856) William Taylor (1876)
Tilman Taylor (1879) Mahala Taylor (1882) LeRoy L. Taylor (1897)

The Estate of JAMES ALEX TAYLOR
son of SAMUEL and MAHALA (ROSE) TAYLOR JR.   

He was married to PAULINA BASS who divorced him  8 -1855 in White Co., Il, just a month before his death:

State of Illinois, White County
Nov. 29th 1855
SALE BILL of the Personal Estate of JAMES A. TAYLOR, Dec'd.

{Note:  In the following sale bill, the amount has been cut off and only the Name of Purchaser and Article Sold are listed.  This was a very hard document to read and decipher, so I may have misinterpreted some of the names. }

SAML TAYLOR  - 3 boxes
JOHN MCKINSEY - 1 Bucket
WM P. MCKNIGHT - 1 scine(?)
SAML TAYLOR - 2 tin pans
CHAS TAYLOR - 1 coffee pot
SAML TAYLOR - 1 sett cups & saucers & fork k__(?)
WM P. MCNIGHT - 1 spring balance
WM ROSE - 2 Rocket(?) hooks
A. F. UPTON - 1 Rocket hook
B. F. MCGEHEE - 2 books
RICHARD ROSE - 1 Book
A. F. UPTON - 1 Book
WM P. MUSGRAVE - 1 coffee mill
JAS A. FOLEY - 1 tea kettle
JAS A. FOLEY - 1 skillet
JAS A. FOLEY - 1 smooth iron
SAML TAYLOR - 1 razor box & brush
JOHN TAYLOR  - 1 lb & 2 b_? lead
SAML TAYLOR - Cups saucers & glasses
WM P. MCKIGHT - 3 p__? lock
WILLIS MCGILVARY - 1 umbrella
TILFORD TAYLOR - 1 chair
JAS FIELDS - 1 Barrel
DENTON PLUMLEE - 1 ax
SAML TAYLOR - 1 hoe
DENTON PLUMLEE - 1 plow
JOHN MCKINZY - 1 plough
WM P. MCNIGHT - 1 plow
WM P. MCNIGHT - 1 chain
JAS A. FOLEY - 1 pr chains
WM P. MCNIGHT - 1 log chain
SAML TAYLOR - 1 Rifle Gun
GARRISON ROBINSON - 1 wheat garner
STANFOR(?)  JUY(?)/PING?? -  1 wheat garner
JOHN MCKINZY - 1 lot wheat
JAMES SPRINGER - 1 lot oats
JAMES FIELDS - 1 wagon
WM  HYTEN (or HYTER?) - 1 horse
EDWARD BROMLET(?) - 1 bridle
SAML TAYLOR - 1 ladder(?) larder(?)
HARRISON ROBISON - 1 lot boards
TILFORD TAYLOR - 1 lot oats
JOSHUA ROSE - 1 yoke oxen
JOHN H. CARTER - 4 head hogs
WM C. JAMESON - 1 sow & pigs
WM(?) C. JAMESON - 1 sow & pigs
JAMES POWELL - 1 sow & pigs
WM. L.(?) DENNISON - 2 hogs
HARRISON ROBISON - 1 lot boards
HARRISON ROBISON - 1 lot boards
WM ROSE - 50 bu corn
JOHN TAYLOR - 50 bu corn
WM P. (or Q.?) MUSGRAVE - 50 bu corn
EDWARD BRUMLET - 50 bu corn more or less

State of Illinois

White County

We hereby certify that this is correct sale bill of the goods and chattels and personal estate of JAS A. TAYLOR, Deceased.

Nov 29th, 1855

M. A. TAYLOR, Clerk
TILFORD TAYLOR, Crier

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The Estate of SAMUEL TAYLOR JR., 
son of Samuel and Nancy (Rose?) Taylor, Sr. 

APPRAISER'S WARRANT
State of Illinois
White County
The People of the State of Illinois:

To JESSE ROSE,  WM P. MCKNIGHT, & ELISHA MCDOWELL of the County of White and State of Illinois, Greeting:

This is to authorize you jointly to appraise the goods, chattels and personal estate of SAMUEL TAYLOR late of the County of White 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 for affirmation hereto annexed, a certificate whereof you are to return annexed to an appraisement bill of said goods, chattels and personal estate by you appraised in dollars and cents; and in the said bill of appraisement you are to set down in a colum or columns opposite to each article appraised the value thereof.

 WITNESS,     R. S. GRAHAM,, Clerk of the County Court of County of White at his office in Carmi, this 3rd day of March A.D. 1856.    

                                                                  R. S. GRAHAM, Clerk

We do solemnly swear, that we will well and truly without partiality or prejudice, value and appraise the goods, chattels and personal estate of SAMUEL TAYLOR deceased so far as the same shall come to our sign and knowledge, and that we will in all respects perform our duties as appraisers to the best of our skill and judgement so help us God.

                                                                JESSE (his X mark) ROSE
                                                                 ELISHA (his X mark) MCDOWEL
                                                                 WM P. MCKNIGHT

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 27th day of March A.d. 1856: N. P. GARRISON, J. P.

ADMINISTRATOR'S BOND

Know all men by the presents that we, CHARLES TAYLOR and JAMES TAYLOR of the County of White and State of Illinois, are held and firmly bound unto the People of the State of Illinois, in the penal sum of Six Hundred Dollars, current money of the United States, for the payment of which well and truly to be made, We, and each of us, do bind Ourselves, our Heirs, Administrators and Assigns, jointly, severally and firmly, by these Presents.

Witness our Hands and Seals, this 3rd day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-Six.

The Conditions of the Above Obligation are such, that if the said CHARLES TAYLOR Administrator of all and singular the Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits of SAMUEL TAYLOR deceased, do make or cause to be made a truce and perfect inventory of all and singular the Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits of the said deceased, which shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of me the said CHARLES TAYLOR as such Administrator, or in the hands of any person or persons, for me and the same so made, do exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the County Court for the said County of ___ agreeable to law.....and further, to make a just and true account of all his nets and doings therein, when thereunto required by the said Court; and if it shall appear that any Last Will and Testament was made by the deceased, and the same proved in Court, and Letters Testamentary or of Administration be obtained thereon, and the said CHARLES TAYLOR do such case on being required thereto, 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 at any time be required of him by law, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Attest:  R. S. GRAHAM, Clerk.

CHARLES TAYLOR
SAML (his X mark) TAYLO
R{written as "Saml", but I think it should have been "James" - see above??)

Sworn before me
March 3rd 1856
R. S. GRAHAM, Clk
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We the undersigned Cleark (sic) and Salesman of the personal property of SAMUEL TAYLOR Deceased do certify that this is a true statement of the property sold on the 29th day of March 1856.

WILLIAM TAYLOR      1 pair of cards 00.30
JOHN UPTON    Boxes and Box. 00.35
BERRY ROSE Boxes glass and Box 00.45
WM FOLEY   1 Box of Shoe Tools 00.75
TILLFORD TAYLOR  2 augers. 00.25
WM TAYLOR 2 Chisels and one hammer 00.30
JOHN DART(?)  one hand saw. 01.00
JOSHUA ROSE 1 Drawing Knife 01.00
BERRY ROSE 1 Scap(?) hook 00.25
GEORGE JAMESON 1 Scap(?) hook 00.25
CALVIN BENNETT 1 Ecap(?) hook 00.45
JAMES FOLEY 1 Cut Saw 01.25
WM D. MCKNIGHT 1 hand axe 00.60
E. MCDOWEL 1 dung fork 01.00
C. TAYLOR 1  Bries(?) hook 00.90
GEORGE JAMESON 1 mowing sythe two sneeds 01.00
TILFORD TAYLOR one frew 01.05
WM FOLEY one Grubing hoe 00.60
TILFORD TAYLOR 1 pair of hames 00.30
LEVI JAMERSON 1 pair of hames 00.76
MARTIN JOHNSON 1 pair of hames 00.40
LEVI JAMERSON  1 pair of hames 00.45
MARTIN JOHNSON   1 pair of chains 00.75
JOSHUA NELSON 1 pair of Chains. 00.80
TILFORD TAYLOR 1 pair of Chains 00.75
JAMES FOLEY Brickband 00.35
TILFORD TAYLOR 1 Colar 00.20
LEVI JAMERSON  Two collars and line 01.08
This line illegible
CHARLES TAYLOR 1 Clevis 00.70
JOSHUA NELSON 1 Clevis 00.40
TILFORD TAYLOR 1 Clevis. 00.65
GEORGE JAMERSON 1 Double Tree 00.40
JOSEPH ROSE   1 R. Clevis 00.30
MARTIN JOHNSON    1 Breast yoke and Chaise 00.30
GEORGE JAMERSON 1 pair of Stay Chaises(?) 01.05
MARTIN JOHNSON  1 P. Double trees 00.75
JOSHUA ROSE 1 Grind Stone 00.30
CHARLES TAYLOR 1 Diamond plow 00.30
RICHARD ROSE  1  Diamond plow 00.50
BERRY ROSE  4 plows 00.95
THOMAS OWENS  1 mare & saddle 01.15
CHARLES TAYLOR half interest  fan(?) 09.0_
JAMES FOLEY 1 sorrel mare 70.27
GEORGE JAMERSON  1 roan mare. 20.4_
JOHN TAYLOR 1 two year old steer 13.96
WM TAYLOR 16 bushels of oats 02.94
CHARLES TAYLOR 1 Barle(sic) of grass seed 00.80
BERRY ROSE 1 Barrel of grass seed 01.50
JAMES FOLEY  25 appletrees 1 lot 01.30
CHARLES TAYLOR 25 appletrees1 lot 01.30
CHARLES TAYLOR  25 appletrees3 lot 01.30
GEORGE JAMERSON 25 appletrees 4 lot(?) 00.90
Total Amount of the Sale Bill $115.35

FINIS E. JOHNSON, Clerk
W P. GARRISON, Salesman

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The Estate of WILLIAM TAYLOR,
son of SAMUEL AND NANCY (ROSE??) TAYLOR SR.  

He was married twice - first to Jane Wyatt - and second to 17 year old Anna Hutchinson.  Rance C. Taylor, below, was his nephew, son of JOHN T. TAYLOR (this relationship is stated in the papers abstracted below):

PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

PETITION OF RANE C. TAYLOR

In the matter of the estate of  WILLIAM TAYLOR deceased, for Letters of Administration.

To the Hon. ORLANDO BURRELL, Judge of the County Court of White County in the State of Illinois,

The Petition of the undersigned RANE C. TAYLOR respectfully represents that WILLIAM TAYLOR late of the County of White aforesaid, departed this life at his residence in said County on or about the 1st day of March A.D. 1876, leaving no last will or testament as far as your petitioner knows or believes.

And this Petition further shows that the said WILLIAM TAYLOR died, seized and possessed of Personal Estate consisting chiefly of:  3 head of mules and 1 Colt, 3 sows, 1 two-horse wagon, 3 plows, 1 harrow, 1 old Buggy, household kitchen furniture, 1 Note for $40.00 all of said personal estate being estimated to be worth about five hundred and seventy two dollars.  That said deceased left surviving him ANN TAYLOR his widow, and LYDIA BURNS, JOHN TAYLOR, REBECCA MONTGOMERY, WM TAYLOR, JAMES TAYLOR, CHARLES TAYLOR, DANIEL TAYLOR, NANCY TAYLOR, LEROY TAYLOR, AMARIA TAYLOR, MAGDALINE TAYLOR, EMALINE TAYLOR, ___ TAYLOR and a grandchild of dec'd and child of ANDREW J. TAYLOR and 3 grandchildren the childen of RACHEL DUNCAN, his children and grandchildren.

That your Petition being NEPHEW of said deceased, and believing that the said estate should be immediately administered as well for the proper management of said Estate as for the prompt collection of the assets, by virtue of his right under the Statue, therefore prays that your Honor will grant Letters of Administration to him in the premises, upon his taking the oath prescribed by the Statue, and entering into bond in such sum and with securities as may be approved by your Honor.

RANE C. TAYLOR                                                                                           

Sworn to and subscribed before me

WILLIAM H. PEARCE, Clerk of the County Court of White County this 18th day of December A.D. 1876
WILLIAM H. PEARCE, CLERK
By RICHARD SPICKNALL JR, D.C.
RANE C. TAYLOR                             

Rec'd Carmi, Illinois Decr 18th 1876 of RANE C. TAYLOR, Administrator of the Estate of WILLIAM TAYLOR, deceased, the sum of Four Dollars in full of Clerk fees on Letters of Administration in said Estate.

                                                                     WILLIAM H. PEARCE, Clerk
                                                                     By RICHARD SPECKNALL JR, D.C.

Received of RANE C. TAYLOR Administrator of the Estate of WILLIAM TAYLOR, deceased, all the personal property of the deceased as my dour (sic).

Dated this the 14th day of February 1880

                                                                    ANNA TAYLOR

Witness:  JOS A. UPTON

APPRAISEMENT BILL
WARRANT TO APPRAISERS
Estate of WILLIAM TAYLOR, Deceased.
State of Illinois, White County
In County Court, December Term, A.D. 1876

The people of the State of Illinois to GEORGE O. BOLSOVER, JOSEPH A. UPTON and WILLIAM THOMAS of the County of White and State of Illinois Greeting:

This is to authorize you to appraise the goods, chattels and personal estate of WILLIAM TAYLOR late of the County of White 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, chattels and personal estate, by you appraised in dollars and cents; and in the said bill of appraisement you are to set down in a column or columns, opposite to each art'cle appraised, the value thereof.

 WITNESS:   WILLIAM H. PEARCE, Clerk of the County of Wite County and the seal of said Court, this Eighteenth day of December 1876.

                                                               WILLIAM H. PEARCE, Clerk
                                                               By RICHARD SPICKNALL JR, D.C.

Estate of WILLIAM TAYLOR, Deceased
ADMINISTRATOR'S BOND
State of Illinois, White County. 
In County Court, December Term 1876

Know All Men By These Presents, that we RANE C. TAYLOR, WILLIAM MCGEHEE of the County of White and State of Illinois are held and firmly bound unto the people of the State of Illinois in the sum of Nine hundred and forty-four dollars current money of the United States which payment well and truly to be made and performed, we and each of us bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, jointly, severally, and firmly by these presents.

Witness our hand and seals this Eighteenth day of December A.D. 1876.

                                                                   RANE C. TAYLOR
                                                                   WILLIAM MCGEHEE

Sealed and delivered in the presence of: RICHARD SPECKNULL, JR, Deputy Clerk of the County Court

Cash On Hand at time of Decease
Notes and Accounts

By Whom Owing:  JOHN TAYLOR, Desperate
Amount: $38.00

I do hereby certify that the above is a correct Inventory of the Real and Personal Estate of WILLIAM TAYLOR, deceased.

Given under our hands this 21st day of December 1876.

                                                                        RANE C. TAYLOR, 
                                                                        Administrator of WILLIAM TAYLOR, Deceased

Estate of WILLIAM TAYLOR
State of Illinois, White County

An Appraisement Bill of the Goods, Chattels and Personal Estate of WILLIAM TAYLOR late of said County, deceased, made by virtue of the annexed warrant.

1 Rifle Gun  8.00; 1 horse 50.00; 3 mules 240.00; 1 Buggy 10.00; 1 Waggon 50.00; 3 plows 6.73; 1 Pr Double Trees 1.00; 1 Harrow 5.00; 1 sow and pigs 12.00; 1 sow and pigs 9.00; 1 sow and pigs 5.00; 10 Head Geese 2.50; 1 mowing scythe 0.75; 2 hoes 1.00; Chicken 4.00; 1 froe .50; 1 lot irons 0.50; 5 axes 1.00; 1 __soap 6.00; 1 tub and keg 0.25; 1 Bee hive 5.00; 1 cross-cutt saw 5.00; 1 horse collar 1.50; old gears 0.25; 1 hand saw .50; halters and gearing 2.75; 1 saddle 4.00; 1 wood saw 0.75; bowls 0.35; 2 beds 20.00; 1 lot cotton 1.50; 5 blankets 5.00; 1 blk(?) meat 6.00; gars(sic) 1.00; Quilts & Tops 18.00; cards & slate 0.50; 1 lot glass-ware 2.00; 1 lot fruit cans 1.00; 1 box 0.25; 1 cook stove & ___ 15.00; Gars & Jugs 4.00; 1 brass kettle 1.50; 2 watter Buckets 0.25; 1 pot & Smooth Irons 1.00; 1 Safe & Contents 7.00; 1 lot of Books 1.00; 1 Safe 3.50; 1 Trunk 2.00; Quilt Pieces 2.00; 1 Bead (sic) 24.00; 1 Bead (sic) 15.00; 1 Table 2.00; 1 Table .50; Pans & Gars (sic) 0.50; 1 Lot Caned(sic) Fruit 9.00; 1 Sewing Machine 35.00; 1 Milch Cow 15.00.

                                                                        Total:  $633.35

We the undersigned, appointed by the Honorable County Court of said County to appraise the goods, chattels and personal estate of WILLIAM TAYLOR late of said County, deceased, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct Appraisement Bill of said Goods, chattels and personal estate, so far as the same have come to our sight and knowledge; that we have appraised each article at its true value according to the best of our skill and judgement, having first taken the oath required by law.

Given under our hands and seals this 20th day of December 1876.

GEORGE BOLSOLVER
JOSEPH A. UPTON
WILLIAM THOMAS,    Appraisers

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The Estate of TILFORD TAYLOR, 
son of SAMUEL and MAHALA (ROSE) TAYLOR JR.:

DECREE IN PROBATE TO SELL REAL ESTATE TO PAY DEBTS

State of Illinois
White County
In COUNTY COURT August Term A.D. 1879
JAMES H. FRASER, Administrator of the Estate of TILFORD TAYLOR, Deceased.     Vs.
JAMES H. TAYLOR,  CHARLES TAYLOR, MARY GREEN,  NANCY J. TAYLOR,  ALICE TAYLOR,  ZACHARIA TAYLOR,  AND TILFORD TAYLOR

And now comes the petitioner by PARTRIDGE & BARKER his Solicitors and present his petition herein, and it satisfactorily appearing to the Court that the defendants JAMES H. TAYLOR, CHARLES TAYLOR, NANCY J. TAYLOR, ALICE TAYLOR, ZACHARIA TAYLOR and TILFORD TAYLOR have been duly served with summons herein by the Sheriff of White County, and that the defendant MARY GREEN has been duly served with summons by the Sheriff of Hamilton County. 

It is therefore ordered by the Court that the said defendants be called.  And they being three times solemnly called, came not, nor any one for them but herein fail and make default; which is ordered to be entered of record; and it further appearing to the Court that the said ALICE TAYLOR, CHARLES TAYLOR,  ZACHARIA TAYLOR and TILFORD TAYLOR are minors and have no Guardian; It is therefore ordered by the Court that RICHARD SPICKNALL JR be and he is hereby appointed Guardian ad litem for said minor defendants.  And afterwards the said RICHARD SPICKNALL JR as such Guardian ad Litem comes and files his answer herein, neither admitting nor denying the allegations in said petition contained, but reserving the rights of said minors by requiring proof.  And this cause having been brought on to be heard upon the petition herein taken as confessed by the adult defendants the answer of said Guardian ad litem and the exhibits and proofs.

And it satisfactorily appearing to the Court from the evidence the said TILFORD TAYLOR departed this life on or about the Fifth day of November A.D. 1870, leaving him surviving his widow who has since died and JAMES H. TAYLOR, MARY GREEN, CHARLES TAYLOR, NANCY J. TAYLOR, ALICE TAYLOR, ZACHARIA TAYLOR and TILFORD TAYLOR his children and only heirs at law; that the petitioner herein was duly appointed administrator of the estate of said TILFORD TAYLOR deceased and that Letters of Administration were duly granted to him by this Court, bearing date on the 15 day of November A.D. 1870, and the Court having ascertained that said petitioner as administrator as aforesaid, has made a just and true account of the condition of the estate of said deceased to this Court, and that the personal estate of said deceased is not sufficient for the payment of the debts of the said TILFORD TAYLOR deceased; and the Court having found the amount of the deficiency aforesaid to be the sum of Seventy & 18/100 dollars, besides interest and costs, and it further appearing to the Court that the said TILFORD TAYLOR died seized of the following described Real Estate situate in the County of White and State of Illinois, to wit:

The South West 1/4 of the South West qr of Section 24 Town Four South Range Eight East besides other real estate which has been heretofore sold by said administrator.

That the petitioner as administrator as aforesaid on the 27th day of February A.D. 1875 in pursuance of a decree of this Court sold the above described tract of land at public sale and the same was but offered a deed for same made to WILLIAM A. WHITING - that the said WILLIAM A. WHITING failed to pay the last installment of the purchase money and said petitioner foreclosed the mortgage he had taken to secure said purchase money and at the sale by the Master in Chancery made by virtue of said decree of foreclosure said petitioner purchased said real estate as administrator as aforesaid for the amount of said debt and costs and the time of redemption of said real estate from said Master's sale has expired and the same has not been ordered.

ESTATE OF TILFORD TAYLOR, Deceased CHATTEL PROPERTY

One log chain 1.50; one lot of old plows and single trees 1.50; one lot of old plows and 1 wagon tongue 0.75; one Bidwell plow 6.00; One horse plow 3.00; One grain shovel 0.50; Lot of old irons 0.50; One lot of carpenter tools & irons 1.40; One wagon wrench 0.40; 1 cow bell 0.50; One scythe & cradle & 1 brush scythe 2.50; 1/2 crosscut saw 1.50; Two axes 1.50; One spade 1.25; One grain stone 0.50; One Lot of leather 6.00; One saddle & blanket 7.00;  One womans saddle 0.75; one lot of bridles & c 2.50; One lot of plow gears and lines 8.00; One wash kettle and hook 2.50; One wash tub & c 1.25; Two jars & 1 oil can & meal sacks 1.25; One lot of old barrels 0.50; One lot of kitchen furniture 0.75; one spinning wheel 1.00; One lot of leaf tobacco 5.00; One oil barrel 0.50; Lot of lumber 9.00; Two feed baskets 0.60; Three bee gums 4.00; One cooking stove & furniture 7.00; One safe & furniture 10.00; One table and sundries 3.00; One clock 4.00; One lot of charis 3.50; One stand table 1.00; One lot of Books (A. B. Israels Bible Series & maps) 4.00; One lot of books 1.50; One lot of shoe tools & c 0.75; One lot of bedclothing 10.00; one bed bedstead bedding 25.00; one bed bedstead bedding 18.00; one bed bedstead bedding 20.00; One trundle bed 8.00; One ENFIELD RIFLE 3.00; one child's cradle 1.00; One box dried apples 1.00; One lot of wheat (45 bushels more or less ) 33.75; One small white sow and 3 pigs 7.00; One lot of 4 fat hogs first choice 42.00; One lot of 2 fat hogs second choice 19.00; One calf 5.00; seven head of sheep 7.00; red cow 15.00; brown cow 18.00; one sorrel 35.00; one roan colt 45.00; one sorrel horse 75.00; one sorrel mare & colt 90.00; 21 geese  l.30; One lot of chickens 6.00; One two horse wagon 40.00; one lot of corn at home 35.00; one fire shovel and andirons 0.50; one lot of corn at J. B. ROSE's  21.25; One sandy sow & six pigs 10.00;  Six head of hogs 24.00; one spotted sow & four pigs 5.00; One lot of carpenters tools 2.75; One hoe ax & two wedges 2.00; One pich (sic) fork 0.50; one white sow & eight pigs 12.00; eight-one bushels wheat at 75 cents per bushel 60.75; ten bushels of oats at .30 pr bushel  3.00;

Cash on hand at time of Decease, PENSION DRAFT  $16.00

NOTES AND ACCOUNTS
By who owing:  County Order on White Co., ILL
Good:  9.50

Accounts:
J. H. FRASER  Good  12.05
ANDREW DAVIS  Good 12.15
JESSE B. ROSE  Doubtful  8.00

I do hereby certify that the above is a current inventory of the Real and Personal Estate of TILFORD TAYLOR, Deceased.  Given under my hand, this Twentieth day of January  1871. 

                                                                       JAMES H. FRASER, Adm.

 

ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE
JAMES H. FRASER, Administrator of Estate of

TILFORD TAYLOR, Decased,
 vs.
MARY TAYLOR, et al.

In pursuance of a decree of the County Court of White County, Illinois, rendered in the above entitled cause, at the January Term, 1875, thereof, I shall proceed at the door of the Court House in Carmi, White County, Illinois on the  27th day of February  next, between the hours of 10:00 o'clock, A.M. and 5 o'clock P.M. of said day, to sell to the highest bidder the following described Real Estate situate in the County of White and State of Illinois, to satisfy said decree, to-wit:

The southwest fourth of the southwest quarter of section 24 town 4 south, range 8 east.

TERMS OF SALE - On a credit of six and twelve months, equal payments, purchaser to give notes with approved personal security and a mortgage on the premises sold to secure the purchase money,

January 25, 1875

PARTRIDGE & PARKER, Atty's                       
JAMES H. FRASER, Administrator

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS

STATE OF ILLINOIS, WHITE COUNTY, ss:

To any regular Minister of the Gospel, authorized to Marry by the custom of the Church or Society to which he belongs; any Justice of the Supreme Court; Judge of any Inferior Court, or Justice of the Peace, GREETING:

YOU ARE HEREBY LICENSED and permitted to celebrate and certify the RITES OF MATRIMONY between MR. TILFORD TAYLOR and MISS ELIZABETH JOHNSON according to the usual custom and Laws of the State of Illinois and for so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, R. S. GRAHAM, Clerk of the County Court within and for said County and State, have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the Official Seal of said Court at my office in Carmi on the 17th day of March A.D. 1856.

                                                                            R. S. GRAHAM, Clerk

 

STATE OF ILLINOIS, WHITE COUNTY, Ss:

I DO HEREBY CERTIFY, That the Marriage of MR. TILLFORD TAYLOR and MISS ELIZABETH JOHNSON was celebrated by me, this 17 day of March 1856 according to the usual custom and the laws of the State of Illinois.

                    Given under my hand and Seal this 5th day of May 1856.

                                                                  J. L. JAMISON, J.P.

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The Estate of  MAHALA (ROSE) TAYLOR
widow of SAMUEL TAYLOR JR., 
son of SAMUEL and NANCY (ROSE???) TAYLOR SR:

PETITION OF  AMANDA M. JAMERSON in the matter of the Estate of MAHALA TAYLOR deceased, for Letters of Administration.

To the Honorable ORLANDO BURRELL Judge of the County Court of White County in the State of Illinois.

The petition of the undersigned respectfully represents that MAHALA TAYLOR late of the County of White aforesaid, departed this life at her home in said County on or about the 27 day of March A.D. 1882 leaving no last will and testament as far as your petitioner know or believe.

And this Petition further shows that the said MAHALA TAYLOR died, seized and possessed of Real and Personal Estate consisting chiefly of 5 cows and 1 two year old heifer and some household furniture., all of said personal estate being estimated to be worth about fifty dollars.  That said deceased left surviving her:  your petitioner and LOUISA POWELL her children and several grandchildren.  That your petitioner (being daughter of said deceased) and believing that the said estate should be immediately administered, as well for the proper management of said Estate as for the prompt collection of the assets, by virtue of her rights under the Statue therefore pray that your Honor will grant Letters of Administration to her.  In the premises upon her taking the oath prescribed by the Statue, and entering into bond to such sum and with securities as approved by your Honor.

AMANDA M. JAMERSON

State of Illinois
White County

AMANDA M. JAMERSON being duly sworn, deposes and says that the facts in the above petition are true, according to the best of her knowledge, information and belief.

Sworn to and subsribed before me, JOHN R. KUYKENDALL, Clerk of the County Court of White County, this 1st day of April 1882.

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Estate of MAHALA TAYLOR, Deceased.
State of Illinois
White County
In County Court Term A.D. ___

The people of the State of Illinois to JOHN FOLEY, LEROY NELSON and WHIT NELSON of the County of White and State of Illinois, Greeting:

This is to authorize you to appraise the goods, chattels and personal estate of MAHALA TAYLOR as the same shall come to your sight and knowledge, each of you have first taken  the oath hereto annexed;  a certificate whereof you to return, annexed to an Appraisement Bill of said goods, chattels and personal estate, by you appraised in dollars and cents; and in said bill of appraisement you are to set down in a column or columns opposite to each art'cle appraised, the value thereof..

WITNESS,  JOHN R. KUYKENDALL, Clerk of the County Court of White County, and the seal of said Court, 5th day of April 1882.

                                                                                       JOHN R. KUYKENDALL, Clerk, by R. SPICKNALL JR,  Deputy Clerk

 

OATH OF APPRAISERS

We, and each of us, do solemnly swear, that we will well and truly, without partiality or prejudice, value and appraise the chattels and personal estate of MAHALA TAYLOR, deceased, so far as the __shall come to our sight and knowledge; and that we will in all respects perform our duties as appraisers, to the best of our skill and judgement.

Subscribed and sworn to, this 8th day of May A.D. 1882, before me,

JOHN N(?). WILSON, Justice of the Peace

LEROY J. NELSON
WHIT(SEN?) WILSON
JOHN A. FOLEY                                                  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

APPRAISEMENT BILL

Estate of MAHALA TAYLOR, Deceased.
State of Illinois
White County                       In County Court, Term 18 __

An Appraisement Bill of the Goods, Chattels, and Personal Estate of MAHALA TAYLOR, late of said County, deceased, made by virtue of the annexed warrant

1  one   Cow & Calf                                  20.00
1 one    Dry cow                                        25.00
1 one    Dry cow (old)                               20.00
1 one    Heifer                                           12.00
1 one    Yearling Heifer                              8.00
1 one Bed Bedstead & Bedding            12.00
1 one Bed Bedstead & Bedding            10.00
1 one  Clock                                                3.00
7  Seven  Quilts                                           5.00
1 one Coverlet  (worn)                                1.00
1 one  Spring Ballance (?)                           .10
1  one  Table (worn)                                      .30
1  one  Spinning Wheel                              1.50
1 one  Spinning Flax Wheel                         .50
1/2   Half    Interest in side saddle             2.00
4  four  chairs (worn)                                     .75
1  one  Cooking stone and vessels          5.00
1  one  Wash Kettle                                    2.00
1  one  Lot Dishes (assorted)                      .60
1  one  Cupboard                                        3.00
1  one fine linen(?)                                        .20
1  one Hive of Bees                                    4.00

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AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION

"I, ANDREW T.(?) JOY one of the publishers of the Carmi Weekly Times, a weekly newspaper of  general circulation, printed and published at Carmi, White County, Illinois, being duly sworn, on oath say, that the advertisement hereunto annexed was published in said paper three consecutive weeks.  The first publication being on the 11th day of April 1882, and the last publication being on the 25th day of April 1882, thereafter.

Printer's Fees For Publication:   $3.00
                                         Cash          .60
                                      Balance   $2.40

 ANDREW T(?). JOY                                     

ADMINISTRATORS NOTICE
Estate of MAHALA TAYLOR, deceased.

The undersigned having been appointed Administratrix of the estate of MAHALA TAYLOR, late of the County of White and State of Illinois, deceased, hereby gives notice that he will appear before the County Court of White County, at the Court House, in Carmi, at the June term, on the third Monday in June next, at which time all persons having claims against said Estate are notified and requested to attend for the purpose of having the same adjusted.  All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned.

AMANDA M. JAMERSON, Admr'x.
JASPER PARTRIDGE, Attorney.

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BILL OF APPRAISEMENT

A bill of appraisement of the specific property allowed by law to MAHALA TAYLOR Widow of SAMUEL TAYLOR deceased for herself and 2 children

Necessary Household and kitchen furniture for self and family.....$23.15
Necessary beds bedstead and bedding.......$23.00
One Spinning Wheel......$3.00
One Loom with its appendages(?)......$2.00
One pound of Curds(?)........$0.20
One Stove & the necessary pipe therefor.....$8.00
The Wearing apparel of herself & family  (need not value this)......
One milk Cow & Calf for every 4 in the family.......$12.00
One Horse of the value of $40 Dollars......$40.00
One Womans saddle & Bridle of the value of $15.00 for herself.......$15.00
Two sheep for each member of   (rest of this sentence cut off)
Feed for the above described stock  (cut off)
Fuel for herself and family for 3 months........$7.50
And sixty dollars worth of other property........$60.00
(Total):  $304.65

We the undersigned appraisers of the personal property of SAMUEL TAYLOR, Deceased, do hereby certify that the above entered Bill of Appraisement of the specific property allowed by law to MAHALA TAYLOR, Widow of SAMUEL TAYLOR, Deceased, for herself and children, made out by us according to the best of our skill and judgement.

Given under our hands and seals this 28th day of March A.D. 1856.

                                                             JESSE  (his X mark) ROSE              (seal)
                                                             ELISHA (his X mark) MCDOWEL    (seal) 
                                                            
WM P. MCKNIGHT                             (seal)

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The Estate of L. L. TAYLOR (LEROY L. TAYLOR), 
son of WILLIAM and ANNA (HUTCHINSON) TAYLOR.  

He was married to Norah D. Leatherman.  Their marriage license (19 April 1891) lists his name as "Noah L.", but I think this was an error by the transcriptionist  in transcribing his bride's name as "Norah", not "Noah".  NO where else is his name listed as Noah.  It is always Leroy L. or L.L. Taylor:

PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

  PETITION OF JOHN N. NULL in the matter of the Estate of L. L. TAYLOR, deceased, for Letters of Administration.

To the Hon. J. C. PEARCE Judge of the County Court of White County, in the State of Illinois .

The petition of the undersigned JOHN N. NULL respectfully represents that L. L. TAYLOR late of the County of White aforesaid, departed this life at his residence in said County, on or about the 27th day of October A.D. 1895, having no last will and testament so far as your peitioner knows or believes.

And this Petition further shows that the said L. L. TAYLOR died, seized and possessed of Real and Personal Estate consisting chiefly of: 2 mules, 1 cow, some corn, & Household & kitchen furniture.  Also an undivided interest in 40 acres of land in White County, Illinois

All of said personal estate being estimated to be worth about Seventy Dollars.  That said deceased left surviving him NORA TAYLOR his widow, and OSCAR TAYLOR and ARTHUR TAYLOR (Arthur has since died) his children, as heirs.  That your petitioner (being) requested by the Widow of said deceased and believing that the said estate should be immediately administered, as well for proper management of said estate as for the prompt collection of assets, by virtue of his right under the Statute therefore prays that your Honor will grant Letters of Administration to him in the premises, upon his taking the oath prescribed the Statute and entering into bond in such sum and with securities as may be approved by your Honor.

                                                                           JOHN N. NULL

Sworn to and subscribed before me A. S. CUSHMAN, Notary Public White Co. this 25th day of May A.D. 1897.

                                                                            A. S. CUSHMAN, N. P.

DECREE IN PROBATE TO SELL REAL ESTATE TO PAY DEBTS

STATE OF ILLINOIS
White County
In County Court, August Term A.D. 1897
JOHN N. NULL, Administrator of the estate of L. L. TAYLOR, Deceased
Vs.
NORA D. TAYLOR and DENNIS O. TAYLOR
Petition to Sell Real Estate to Pay Debts

And now comes the petitioner by N. HOLDERBY his solicitor and presents his petition herein, asking for leave to sell the real estate of said deceased, described therein, to pay the debts of said deceased, and it satisfactorily appearing to the Court that the defendants NORA D. TAYLOR and DENNIS O. TAYLOR have been duly served with summons here  by the Sheriff of White County at least ten days prior to the first day of the present Term of this Court and said defendant, NORA D. TAYLOR having failed to appear and plead, answer or demur to said petition, it is therefore ordered by the Court that the said adult defendant, NORA D. TAYLOR, not answering be called.  And she being three times solemnly called, came not, nor any one for her but herein fails and makes default; which is ordered to be entered of record and a decree pro confesso entered against her herein; and it further appearing to the Court that the said DENNIS O. TAYLOR is a minor a d has no Guardian; and the court having appointed C. G. HOWELL guardian ad Litem for said infant defendant and afterwards the said C. G. HOWELL as such Guardian ad Litem comes and files his answer herein, neither admitting or denying the allegations in said petition contained, but reserving the right of said minor by requiring proof.  And this cause having been brought on to be heard upon the petition herein taken as confessed by the adult defendant NORA D. TAYLOR which the Court finds was filed on the 10th day of July 1897; the answer of said Guardian ad Litem and replication thereto, and the exhibits and proofs and the testimony of CALVARY COX a witness duly sworn who testified herein in open Court that he knew L. L. TAYLOR in his lifetime and that he departed this life intestate on or about the 27th day of October 1895, leaving NORA D. TAYLOR, his widow and WILLIAM A. TAYLOR and DENNIS O. TAYLOR his only children and only heirs at law since surviving that the said WILLIAM A. TAYLOR died intestate on or about the ___day of ____1897 long since the death of his father L. L. TAYLOR and that WILLIAM A. TAYLOR was a minor at the time of his death and left his mother NORA D. TAYLOR and his brother DENNIS O TAYLOR as his only heirs and that the said DENNIS O. TAYLOR is now a minor and  that the father said L. L. TAYLOR was living on land herein described at the time of his death. 

And it satisfactorily appearing to the Court from the evidence that the said L. L. TAYLOR departed this life on or about the 27th day of October A.D. 1895, leaving NORA D. TAYLOR his widow and WILLIAM TAYLOR and DENNIS O. TAYLOR, his children and only heirs at law him surviving, and that the said WILLIAM TA. YLOR departed this life intestate on or about the ___day of 1897 since the death of the said L. L. TAYLOR his father, that said WILLIAM A. TAYLOR left surviving him NORA D. TAYLOR  his mother and DENNIS O. TAYLOR his brother his only heirs at law; that the petitioner herein was duly appointed Administrator of the estate of L. L. TAYLOR deceased, and that Letters was duly granted to him by this Court, bearing date on teh 26th day of May A.D. 1897 and the Court having ascertained that said petitioner JOHN N. NULL as aforesaid, has made a just and true account of the condition of the estate of the said L. L. TAYLOR deceased; and the Court having found the amount of the deficiency aforesaid to be the sum of Three Hundred and Forty-Four and 15/100 dollars, besides interest and costs, and it further appearing to the Court that the said L. L. TAYLOR died seized of the following described real estate, situate in the County of White and State of Illinois to wit:

The undivided one half (1/2) interest in the South East fourth of the North West quarter of Section Nineteen (19)in Township Four (4) South and Range Eight (8) East.............................

In the White County Court, In Probate
JOHN N. NULL Administrator of the estate of L. L. TAYLOR, Deceased
Vs.
NORA D. TAYLOR et al.

Petition to Sell Real Estate to Pay Debts - REPORT OF SALE.

To Hon. JAMES C. PEARCE Judge of said Court:  In the matter of the application of JOHN N. NULL, Administrator of the Estate of L. L. TAYLOR, Deceased, to seall Real Estate, the said JOHN N. NULL Administrator as aforesaid charged with the execution of the order of sale entered in said cause at the last August term of this Court would respectfully submit the following report of his acts and doings under said order.

That in pursuance of said order of sale, he did, on the 18th day of August A.D. 1897 put up notice of the sale of said Real Estate, in said order directed to be sold, in four of the most public places in said County of White to wit: 

One at the Post Office at Springerton, one at JOHN SPRINGER'S store in Springerton, one at Number 7 School House; and one at near County line near land sold, a copy of which notice with proof of such posting is here to attached.  I did on the 18th day of September A.D. 1897 between the hours of 10 o'clock in the afternoon and 4 o'clock in the afternoon of said day, at Front door of Court House in Carmi in White county in the State of Illinois, offer for sale at public vendue the Real Estate described in said order and decree. 

And WILLIAM P. MUSGRAVE bid the sum of One Hundred and Sixty Five dollars for the:

Undivided One Half (1/2) interest (More or less) in the South East fourth of the North West quarter of Section Nineteen (19) in the Township Four (4) South and Range Eight (8) East in White County, Illinois.

And the said WILLIAM P. MUSGRAVE being the highest bidder for the said Real Estate described so sold as aforesaid, the same was struck off to him at the sum aforesaid.  That thereupon the said WILLIAM P. MUSGRAVE having paid the purchase price to wit $165.00 in cash with the 50p interest for the 6 and 12 months, the undersigned executed to said WILLIAM P. MUSGRAVE a deed of the said premises, so sold as aforesaid, and delivered the same to him.

All of which is respectfully submitted and an order confirming all the said acts and doings is hereby prayed for.

JOHN N. NULL
Administrator of the Estate of L. L. TAYLOR
Dated Sept 21st A.D. 1897  

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