Public Notices

as published in the Coles County Newspapers
©2000-2006, Transcribed by Kimberly Torp

These are usually notices of estate settlements after someone's death and were required by law to be posted in the newspaper. If someone is listed here, there is probably an estate settlement case on file in the courthouse for that person. Estate settlements usually name the heirs and can be good sources of information. They can also be quite expensive to get copies of. I paid Cumberland county $25 for an estate settlement of close to 30 pages that consisted mostly of bills my guy owed and monies that were owed to him. However, the Jasper County settlement papers for my ggg-gf Ellis Hicks (who died intestate) were a virtual goldmine of info giving his children's names and the names of his orphaned grandkids.

Listed here are Adminstrator's Notices, In Chancery to Divorce Notices, and Bills to Foreclose Notices. Unless otherwise noted, the source was the Charleston Courier.

Administrator's/Executor's/Administratix/

Settlement and Land Sale Notices

Date Published

Estate of ....

Administrator

11 Jan. 1843

A.Y. Dobs

W. Covill

11 Jan. 1843

John Horning

Nicholas Leming

11 Jan. 1843

Wm. R. Barnett

David Yarnell

11 Jan. 1843

John H. McClelland

James Alexander

11 Jan. 1843

Jacob Gollady

Moses & George Gollady

15 April 1843

Andrew Lowery (Clark Co.)

C.L. Duncan

11 Jan 1843

R. Canterbury

H.R. Norfolk & Jas A. Mitchell

15 Mar 1844

George W. Woodson

David Dryden

15 Mar 1844

Henry Abbott

Lucinda Montgomery

15 Mar 1844

Elisha W. Hitley

Henry Fuller

15 Mar 1844

William Linder

N. Ellington

28 Mar 1844

Calos Curtis

Wm. H. Curtis

28 Mar 1844

George W. Woodson

David Dryden

21 Feb 1845

Solomon Jennings

Sam'l Quinn

21 Feb 1845

John F. Browning

Henry Fuller

4 Apr 1845

Joseph Coffee

Wm. Patton

17 Apr 1846 4

James Allison

Notice is hereby given to Ann Saracoole, widow of the late James Allison, Joseph Saracoole, intermarried with the late widow Allison, and to John Allison, Susan Allison, Thomas Allison, James Allison, heirs at law of the late James Allison dec. that I shall apply at the next term of the Circuit Court of Coles county, IL for an order to sell the ... real estate, of which James Allison died seized

James Greene, Adm'r

5 Jun 1846 4

David Daniels

Andrew Gwinn

5 Jun 1846 4

John Ellis

Israel Ellis

5 Jun 1846 4

Joseph Vanderen

T.A. Marshall

5 Jun 1846 4

Archabald Boyd

James Gray

5 Jun 1846 4

John Martin

Ambrose and John Martin

5 Sep 1846

Isaac Moss

Issachar Davis

9 Aug 1848

C.S. Morton

J.K. Decker

9 Aug 1848

Gowin Adkins

N. Ellington

9 Aug 1848

William Armstrong

Land sale subject to dower interest of Mary W., widow of Wm.

N. Ellington

18 Mar 18482

John A. Richman

Wm. Richman

2 Jun 1849

John Ellis

Israel Ellis

2 Jun 1849

Wm. C. Bailey

J.B. Harris

2 Jun 1849

Samuel Barrett

Wm. Patton

2 Jun 1849

Reuben Daniels

Wm. Patton

2 Jun 1849

James Kelly, Sen

N. Ellington

2 Jun 1849

Jane Dugger

Wm. Chandler

31 Mar 1849

John Fudge

L.R. Hutchason

31 Mar 1849

Alfred Jones

(on Okaw)

Malden Jones

4 Mar 18502

Dr. Robert H. Allison

Francis J. Allison & Wm. Collom

4 Mar 18502

Joseph Kinman

Wm. Gilman

20 Apr 1850

Thomas Boles

T.T. Boles & Wiley Jones

20 Apr 1850

George Laffler

Christian Sousley

20 Apr 1850

Sylvester Holden

Thomas Louis

3 Aug 1850

Wm. Chadd

Andrew Gwinn

3 Aug 1850

Bayley Riddle

John M. Logan

21 Dec 1850 2

John Hulen

Wm. Smith

31 Jul 1851 2

Isaac Moss

Issachar Davis

31 Jul 1851 2

John Brewer

John Reynolds

31 Jul 1851 2

John J. Frost

Kimbell Glasco

5 May 1853

Columbus Smith

Wm. Smith

5 May 1853

Andrew J. Housel

Wesley Wampler

5 May 1853

Lawrence Foster

Daniel Foster

21 Jul 1853

Wm. Moffitt

Eben Alexander

21 Jul 1853

Charles G. Frost

Emmett Linder

21 Jul 1853

Samuel ross

David Morgan

21 Jul 1853

Patrick White

Martha White

21 Jul 1853

James A. Watson

David S. and Wm. T. Watson

1 Sep 1853

Samuel Rains

Richard E. Turley

1 Sep 1853

Wm. Collom

A. ?. Jones

1 Sep 1853

Patrick Kearns

Edward Kearns

1 Sep 1853

Isam Vaughn

Wm. Z. Allen

8 Sept 1853

Oliver Sallee

John Owens

30 Nov 1853

Dorothy Erwin

James S. Erwin

30 Nov 1853

Washington Brown

John Brown

30 Nov 1853

Sam'l Wiley

Sam'l Turner

30 Nov 1853

John W. Roberts

Richard Roberts

30 Nov 1853

Hervy Wolfe

Wm. D. Atson

7 Dec 1853

Sarah Jones

B.F. Jones

14 Dec 1853

Stephen Stone

Jeremiah & Elizabeth Stone

2 Apr 1856

John P. Hills

H. Rutherford

2 Apr 1856

Geo. J. Adams

F.C. Mullen

2 Apr 1856

Benj. F. Bulla

V.R. Bridges

2 Apr 1856

Hannah Bole

Thomas T. Bole

2 Apr 1856

Jas. N. Walker

Thomas G. Chambers

7 May 1856

Lemuel Landrus

Joshua Landrus

7 May 1856

George Johnson

Thos. Brewer & J.W. Johnson

7 May 1856

Sarah Coon

Wm. Coon

7 May 1856

Hezekiah D. Jones

John Adams

7 May 1856

John Ashby

Mary M. Ashby

7 May 1856

Mary Cutler

H. Rutherford

17 Feb 1858

Ebenzer Alexander

Wm. N. Alexander

17 Feb 1858

Stephen Stone

Peter Garrison, agent for widow

5 May 1858

Wm. G. Owens

E.E. Eastin

5 May 1858

Sarah Calhoon

Wm. Calhoon

5 May 1858

Wm. O. Kates

Elizabeth Snodgrass

5 May 1858

Hetty Swisher

John T. Handley

15 Jun 1859

James Johns

Joshua Johns

14 May 1863 1

Abraham Henry

Ben. Henry

14 May 1863 1

Jane Vorhees

Gen. J. Ashmore

14 May 1863 1

Lewis W. Redmon

Mary E. Redmon

14 May 1863 1

Tilford Shoots

P.K. Honn

14 May 1863 1

John Hufford (d. 14 Aug 1855)

John Sawyer

14 May 1863 1

Morrow Potter

Samuel S. Wood

14 May 1863 1

Samuel Scott

John F. Campbell

14 May 1863 1

Mor A. McKenzie

Daniel McKensie

14 May 1863 1

William Harr

Hitchcock & Harr

14 May 1863 1

A.M. Mitchell

L.R. Hutchason

14 May 1863 1

Mor Jas C. Martin

I.F. Martin

14 May 1863 1

Jonathan Poland

Charles Robers

14 May 1863 1

James B. Sutherland

Mariah Sutherland

14 May 1863 1

Wm. J. McComas

Jennet McComas

14 May 1863 1

David K. McConkey

Chas Clement

14 May 1863 1

C. Haddock

Randall Haddock

14 May 1863 1

Wm. H. Maddes

Peter Taylor

14 May 1863 1

Joe K. Hodge

Fanny A. Hodge

24 May 1864 3

Wm. B. Bailey

Ruth Bailey

26 May 1864 3

James J. Osborn

Wm. H. Smith

26 May 1864 3

James Parker

Wm. Lee, Jr.

26 May 1864 3

James B. Clark

John W. McAchran

26 May 1864 3

Josiah Smoot

Wm. B. Smoot

24 May 1866 3

Joshua Collins

Daniel B. Powers

24 May 1866 3

Wm. Foster

Sam'l M. Foster

24 May 1866 3

John Bowles

Thomas A. Apperson

24 May 1866 3

Rufus Picre

J.C. Dole

16 May 1867 3

Matthias Yunt

Catharine Yunt

16 May 1867 3

George M. Black

Caroline E. Black

16 May 1867 3

Simeon Stevens

John m. McCown

18 Apr 1872

Thos. Galbreath

Wm. B. Galbreath

23 Apr 1885

Israel J. Monfort

Joseph H. Monfort

23 Apr 1885

Mary E. D. Doty

John M. Doty

6 April 1893

Alfred Chambers

Geo. R. Chambers

Sources:

1 Coles County Ledger

2 Illinois Globe

3 The Plain Dealer

4 The Republican



Mortgage Foreclosures, Sheriff Sales & Misc. Chancery Notices

Type

Date Published

Info....

Notice

10 Jul 1841

Whereas, my wife Celia Graham has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, I hereby forwarn all persons from harboring her on trusting her on my account, as I am determined to pay no debts of her contracting. Lewis Graham

Bill to foreclose Mortgage

15 Mar 1844

Jael Howington vs. John W. Sanders

Bill to foreclose Mortgage

28 Mar 1844

Samuel Williams vs. William L. Ross

Bill for Divorce

10 Apr 1844

Albert Baker vs. Rachel Baker

Bankruptcy Notice

15 Apr 1844

In the matter of the petition of JOHN P. HICKS, of Coles County, to be declared a bankrupt and -- by discharged from his debts...

Bankruptcy Notice

15 Apr 1844

In the matter of the petition of DANIEL MORRISS, of Coles County, to be declared a bankrupt and -- by discharged from his debts...

Notice to Sell Real Estate

20 Mar 1847

To widow Strader, Jesse, Larkin, Raleigh Strader; Mary Harris, w/o Davis Harris, Elizabeth Smith, widow, Thomas Roden, Miles Strader, Nancy Harris, widow, heirs of Francis Strader. Administrator: Vincent Strader

In Chancery

18 Mar 1848

J.W. Ross, administrator of Jarrett Cavner, dec'd vs. Elizabeth Cavner & Leander Cavner

Bill to foreclose mortgage

18 Mar 1848

Thomas Scoce, administrator of Stephen Brewer, dec'd vs. Robert Britt

Petition for Dower

31 Mar 1849

Hannah A. Morton. Administrator: Gideon Burton

Divorce Notice

3 Aug 1850

James B. Gabby vs. Mary Gabby

Will Filing

30 Nov 1853

Sam'l Flinn & Elizabeth Flinn, heirs at law of A.J. Flinn, dec'd and Elizabeth Flinn, widow of the late George Flinn, dec, late of Coles Co., IL, that George W. Flinn hath filed in this office the noncupative will of said George Flinn dec'd.

Petition to Sell Land

5 May 1853

Newberry Johnson vs. heirs of Geo. Tefft, dec'd.

Sale of Real Estate

5 May 1853

By Jeremiah Johns, administrator of Wm. Johns, dec'd

Partition of Lands

18 Aug 1853

John M. Glassco & Sarah F., his wife vs. Geo. W.B. Yocum, Jas. A. Kelly & Elvira Kelly, infant heirs of Mary Kelly (late Yocum) dec'd & Josephine Kelly, infant heir of Eliza Jane Kelly, dec'd.

Pet to sell lands

2 Apr 1856

Samuel M. Thrall, administrator of the estate of Asahel Griffin, dec'd. vs. Phebe D. Griffin, widow and relict of Asahel Griffen, dec'd., William B. Quinby and Lucy Quinby, Asahel Griffin, jr., Almon Griffin and George Griffen, heirs at law of Asahel Griffin, dec'd

Pet. to sell land

7 May 1856

John Grant, adm. of Lydia Freeman, dec. vs. Elizabeth & Mary Jane Freeman, heirs of Stephen Freeman, dec. Sarah Edwards & Charles Freeman

Pet. to sell land

7 May 1856

Robert Hopkins, adm. of Charles V. Winkler, dec vs. Sarah Root, Vicia Winkler & Luther Winkler

Sheriff's Sale

 17 Feb 1858

in favor of Issac Cosler against Hiram Campbell

Mechanic's Lein

17 Feb 1858

J.H. Pearson & Paul D. Messer vs. The Ills. Cen. R.R. con-, T.H., A. and St. L.R.R. Com, Moses Cutler, David B.N. Radcliff, Frederick E. Radcliff and Morgan Griffin

Petition for Partition

17 Feb 1858

Samuel W. McGinnis and Christopher Lowman vs. Thomas W. Lewis and Ellis H. Lewis

Public Sale - Foreclose Mortgage

17 Feb 1858

James M. Miller vs. Michael C. McLain, et. al

Sheriff's Sale

17 Feb 1858

in favor of Thomas G. Chambers against George Wells, Adam Cox and Charles D. Phelps

Sheriff's Sale

17 Feb 1858

in favor of William Conray against Arthur Bradshaw

Sheriff's Sale

17 Feb 1858

in favor of Allen Campbell against John L. Humaston

Sheriff's Sale

17 Feb 1858

in favor of Gen. Elless, use of L.C. Rust, against John C. Parcels

Sheriff's Sale

17 Feb 1858

in favor of G.W. Ashmore against Rice S. Hackett

Sheriff's Sale

17 Feb 1858

in favor of Trustees Beloit College against Harvey Otter and Jacob Mosesbarger

Sheriff's Sale

17 Feb 1858

in favor of Lee, Norfolk & Co. against Presly Highland

Sheriff's Sale

17 Feb 1858

in favor of Allen Campbell against John L. Humason

Sheriff's Sale

17 Feb 1858

in favor of Samuel Bane against John Sowers and Jos. G. Harvy

Sheriff's Sale

17 Feb 1858

in favor of Lemuel Barber against Joseph Taylor

Sheriff's Sale

5 May 1858

J.F. O'Bryant against Usher F. Linder

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

in favor of G.W. McConkey for the use of William Johnson, against John C. Parcel

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

in favor of Lenmel Chandler against James Kelly.

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

in favor of John F. Seymore and robert W. Seymore against Joseph Peyton

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

in favor of Joseph Handley against John D. Hansley (?)

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

in favor of Giles G. Filley against John L. Allison (?)

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

in favor of E.M. Thorp as Ex. of Moses Thorp, dec. and against J. Burwell

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

in favor of Hamilton Nabb and against J.J. Adams & James Bovell

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

in favor of Henry B. Freeman and against Thomas Ingrum

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

in faovr of Thomas Cummings, Charles B. Collins, George C.G. Seaman and Horner Slate and against Joseph Peyton and Thomas Lytle

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

in favor of Harrison Messer and against Nancy J. Miles

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

Isaac H. Frothingham, Willard M. Newell, Charles M. Newell and James Newell and against Joseph Peyton and Thomas Lytle.

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

in favor of H.W. Moore and against Nancy G. Miles and John E. Palmer

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

Camden (?) Knight against Oliver F. Harris

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

in favor of Henry Wheel against Lewis Letner

Sheriff's Sale

15 Jun 1859

in favor of M.C. McLain, ass. of Voorhis and Hanna, and against Harvey Otter.

Sheriff's Sale

14 May 1863

in favor of John Speed and against Wm. T. James

Sheriff's Sale

14 May 1863

in favor of Jas. M. Miller and against James Neese

Tax Notice

14 May 1863 1

Henry Fuqua - lot No. 16 Dawson & Parkers addition to the town of Charleston

Wm. Kunee - lot No. 27 of E.C. Banks addition to the town of Charleston

Uriah Manley - lot No. 29 in block 5 in North Charleston

Daniel McCarty - lot No. 32 in block 3 in North Charleston & lot No. 32 in block 5 in North Charleston

Sheriff's Sale

24 May 1864 3

In favor of Naomi Davis and against Jamestt Pavne

Notice of Resignation

26 May 1864 3

William Luce, the guardian of Mary Ellen Housel and Andrew Jackson Housel [gives his notices of resignation]

Petition to Perfect Title

26 May 1864 3

Wylie Logan vs. Francee Heuchin, Colonel Ewing Honchin, Mary Wright, Melissa Wade, Edith Gilbert, Martha R. Elam, John M. Elam, Colonel E. Elam, George A. Elam, Frances Houchin, Joan Sawyer and Lurana Sawyer

Bill for Divorce

26 May 1864 3

Gabriel P. Smith vs. Nancy A. Smith (in the text of the announcement, it says Nancy M. Smith)

Bill for Divorce

26 May 1864 3

Elizabeth Domsky vs. Charles Domsky

Administrator's Sale

26 May 1864 3

Sale of Daniel Day's land by Eli Wiley, Administrator

Notice of Resignation

24 May 1866 3

Peter Leather_ian [gives his notice of resignation of] Simeon Skidmore

Sheriff's Sale

16 May 1867 3

in favor of James T. Mock vs. Samuel Ashbrook

Sheriff's Sale

16 May 1867 3

Francis Ratts vs. Wm. Purinton

Sheriff's Sale

16 May 1867 3

James M. Walker against Elisha W. robinson

Administrator's Resignation

16 May 1867 3

Lapsley C. Henly and Frances A. Allison, adminstrators, for the estate of John L. Allison

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