Estate of James Byrd 1845

(Stewart County, Tennessee,1845, wb-f-275 st, microfilm roll 53)

(pages 275 - 276)




Know all men by these presents that we, Ira Belisle, W. C. Jones, and Aron Goodrich, all of the State of Tennessee and County of Stewart, are well and firmly bound unto the Governor on (?) and over the state aforesaid and his Successors in office in the sum of three hundred dollars to be paid to the Governor or his successors in office or their officers which payment will and Truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, Executors and Administrators and Severely (?) firmly by these presents (unintell.) with our Sealed and dated this the 5th (3rd?) day of November 1845 - the constitution of the above obligation is Such that if the above bound (?) Ira Belisle, Administrator of all Singular the goods and chattles, rights, and credits of James Byrd, deceased, do make or cause to be made a True and perfect inventory of All and Singular goods and chattles, Rights, and Credits of the Deceased which have or shall come into the hands, knowledge or possession of Said Ira Belisle or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for disn (?) and the Said (?) so made do Exhibit or Cause to be Exhibited unto our Ensuing (?) County Court and (?) the same (?) goods, chattles, rights, and credits and all other goods, chattles, rights, and credits of the deceased at the time of his death which at any time hereafter may come into the (?) of any person or persons for him to well and Truly Administer according to

law and further do make or cause to be made a True and Just Account of the Administration Within one year after the date of these presents and all the Rest and Remainder of Said goods, chattles, and Credits which may be found remaining on the Said Administration account the same being first examined and allowed (?) agreeably to law shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectfully as the Same shall be due pursuant to the True intent and meaning of this administration and if it shall appear that any will or Testament was made by the Deceased and Executor or Executors chose (those?) to signed (?) do Exhibit the Same unto Court making it allowed and approved of accordingly if the Said Ira Belisle therein will be requested to Render and deliver Said letters of administration, approbation of Such Testament being first had and made in our Said court then this obligation to be void Else to remain in full force of the Law.

Ira Belisle <signature>

W. C. Jones <signature>

Aron Goodrich <signature>

Taken and Acknowledged

In Open Court at November

Term 1845 Approved of by the Court

P. Lynch (?) Chairman