Friday, September 11, 2009

Letter of Administration and Administrator's Bond for estate of Levi Daniel

*from Glady's files*

Letter of Administration
Below is a letter of administration declaring that Levi Daniel died intestate (without a will) and gives George Daniels, his son-in-law, as the administrator of the estate.  The document says that Levi Daniel died on or about the 23rd day of December, 1858 in Clay county Illinois.  The document is dated January 3, 1859.

Source: Clay County Courthouse, P.O. Box 160, Lousiville, IL 62858. (I forget the Box #. It was a bunch of loose leaf papers.)

Administrator's Bond
George Daniels, Elmodan Walton, and Bazel Daniel of the county of Clay, Illinois are held and firmly bound to the People of the State of Illinois, in the penal sum of four hundred fifty dollars... The condition of the above obligation are such that George Daniels administrator of the estate of Levi Daniel deceased do cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased...
Signed by George Daniels, Elmodan Walton and Bazel T. Daniel
January 3, 1859
Gladys was able to revisit the Clay County Courthouse located in Louisville, Clay, Illinois and take pictures of all the document she has xerox copies of as well as some additional documents located in the same file box pertaining to Levi Daniel and his estate.  Many more images to come!  I'm excited!

Below is a digital photo of the above mentioned Administrator's Bond.


1 comment:

  1. Hi.... just stumbled upon your blog when I googled Levi Daniel. He and Lousia are my great-great-great grandparents. It is great to see the documents.