Monday, July 9, 2012

Amanuensis Monday - Guardians Bonds for Hiram & Barney Davis 1848




There were several times when guardianship papers were filed for the financial and/or legal affairs of Hiram and Barney Davis, who were termed either incompetent or imbeciles by the Court.
The following are some of the earliest records I’ve found so far dealing with guardianship of Hiram and Barney. At this time it is unknown what financial or legal affairs occurred that necessitated this Court action. These two particular papers deal with the Bond that had to be secured.


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Know all men by these presents, that we, William H
Cochran Joseph W Vance & D. L. McGugin of the County of Knox and State of Ohio,
are held and firmly bound unto the said State of Ohio, in the sum of one thousand Dollars
to the payment of which, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly, severally and firmly, by
these presents; Sealed with our seals and dated at Mount Vernon, this 13th day of November, A. D. 1848.

The conditions of the above obligation are such, that whereas the above bound William H Cochran
was on the 13 day of November 1848 by the Court of Common Pleas of Knox County, Ohio, appointed
Guardian to Hiram Davis ---  Now if the said
William H Cochran shall with fidelity discharge the trust reposed in and shall render an accurate
statement of all transactions, with a just account of the profits arising and accruing from the real or personal estate of
    ward, and shall deliver up the same to the Court when thereunto required, then the above obligation to be void,
otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in law.

WITNESS,
                                    W H Cochran   {SEAL}
                                    D L McGugin   {SEAL}
                                    J W Vance        {SEAL}
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Knox, Ohio, Box 100 #1901, 13 Nov 1848; Knox County Records Center, Mount Vernon. 




[begin transcription]

Know all men by these presents, that we, William H
Cochran Joseph W Vance & D. L. McGugin of the County of Knox and State of Ohio,
are held and firmly bound unto the said State of Ohio, in the sum of one thousand Dollars
to the payment of which, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly, severally and firmly, by
these presents; Sealed with our seals and dated at Mount Vernon, this 13th day of November, A. D. 1848.

The conditions of the above obligation are such, that whereas the above bound William H Cochran
was on the 13 day of November 1848 by the Court of Common Pleas of Knox County, Ohio, appointed
Guardian to Barney Davis ---  Now if the said
Wm H Cochran shall with fidelity discharge the trust reposed in and shall render an accurate
statement of all transactions, with a just account of the profits arising and accruing from the real or personal estate of
    ward, and shall deliver up the same to the Court when thereunto required, then the above obligation to be void,
otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in law.

WITNESS,
                                    W H Cochran   {SEAL}
                                    D L McGugin   {SEAL}
                                    J W Vance        {SEAL}
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Knox, Ohio, Box 100 #1901, 13 Nov 1848; Knox County Records Center, Mount Vernon. 


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