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District Court of the United States, within and for the District of Illinois.
Source: Sangamo Journal/Illinois State Journal, Dec 17, 1841 -transcribed by J.S.
In the matter of the petition of GEORGE BACKSTER, of Plymouth, Hancock county, Illinois, to be declared a Bankrupt and to be discharged from his debts.
Notice is hereby given, that George Backster, of Plymouth, Hancock county, Illinois, has filed his petition in this court to be declared a Bankrupt, and to be discharged from his debts under the act of Congress in such case made and provided, and that an order has been duty entered in this court appointing the 23d day of March next, at the Court Room, in the city of Springfield, in this District, as the time and place for the hearing of said petition; all persons interested may then and there appear and show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of the said petition should not be granted.
Dated this 16th day of February, A.D. 1842.
Strong and Doremus, solicitor for the petitioner.

District Court of the United States, within and for the District of Illinois.
Source: Sangamo Journal/Illinois State Journal, Apr 15, 1842 -transcribed by J.S.
In the matter of the petition of CLAIBORN WILSON, of Hancock county, to be declared a Bankrupt and to be discharged from his debts.
Notice is hereby given, that Claiborn Wilson, of Hancock county, Illinois, has filed his petition in this court to be declared a Bankrupt, and to be discharged from his debts under the Act of Congress, in such case made and provided: and that an order has been duty entered in this court appointing the 6th day of June next, at the District Court Room, in the city of Springfield, in this District, as the time and place for the hearing of said petition; all persons interested may then and there appear and show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of the said petition should not be granted.
Dated this 6th day of April, A.D. 1842.
A.W. Jones, sol'r for petitioner.Attest, James F. Owings, clerk.

District Court of the United States, within and for the District of Illinois.
Source: Sangamo Journal/Illinois State Journal, May 6, 1842 -transcribed by J.S.
In the matter of the petition of SIDNEY RIGDON, of Hancock county, to be declared a Bankrupt and to be discharged from his debts.
Notice is hereby given, that Sidney Rigdon, of Hancock county, Illinois, has filed his petition in this court to be declared a Bankrupt, and to be discharged from his debts under the Act of Congress, in such case made and provided: and that an order has been duty entered in this court appointing the 6th day of June next, at the District Court Room, in the city of Springfield, in this District, as the time and place for the hearing of said petition; all persons interested may then and there appear and show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of the said petition should not be granted.
Dated this 28th day of April, A.D. 1842.
J.H. Ralston, Warren & Wheat, sol'r for petitioner.Attest, James F. Owings, clerk.

District Court of the United States, within and for the District of Illinois.
Source: Sangamo Journal/Illinois State Journal, Dec 2, 1842 -transcribed by J.S.
In the matter of the petition of JOSEPH STANTON, of Hancock county, to be declared a Bankrupt and to be discharged from his debts.
Notice is hereby given, that Joseph Stanton, of Hancock county, Illinois, has filed his petition in this court to be declared a Bankrupt, and to be discharged from his debts under the Act of Congress, in such case made and provided: and that an order has been duty entered in this court appointing the 15th day of Dec. next, at the District Court Room, in the city of Springfield, in this District, as the time and place for the hearing of said petition; all persons interested may then and there appear and show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of the said petition should not be granted.
Dated this 19th day of November, A.D. 1842.
Levi Davis, sol'r for petitioner.Attest, James F. Owings, clerk.

District Court of the United States, within and for the District of Illinois.
Source: Sangamo Journal/Illinois State Journal, Nov 25, 1842 -transcribed by J.S.
In the matter of the petition of ANTHONY BARKMAN, of Hancock county, to be declared a Bankrupt and to be discharged from his debts.
Notice is hereby given, that Anthony Barkman, of Hancock county, Illinois, has filed his petition in this court to be declared a Bankrupt, and to be discharged from his debts under the Act of Congress, in such case made and provided: and that an order has been duty entered in this court appointing the 5th day of Dec. next, at the District Court Room, in the city of Springfield, in this District, as the time and place for the hearing of said petition; all persons interested may then and there appear and show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of the said petition should not be granted.
Dated this 12th day of November, A.D. 1842.
Levi Davis, sol'r for petitioner.Attest, James F. Owings, clerk.

NOTICE
Source: Sangamo Journal/Illinois State Journal, Oct 11, 1834 -transcribed by J.S.
ALL persons indebted for Lots, in the town of Carthage, Hancock county, Illinois, are required to make payments of the first and second installments on said Lots on or before the first day of December next. In pursuace of an order of the County Commissioners Court of said County. WESLEY WILLIAMS C.C.C.H.C. Ill.

PROVIDES THANKSGIVING TURKEYS FOR THE POOR
Will of Minneapolis Woman Leaves $3,000 to Be Used in Hancock County, Illinois
Source: Rock Island Argus, Dec 14, 1907 -transcribed by J.S.
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec 14 - The poor families of Hancock County, Illinois, are going to be sure of Christmas and Thanksgiving turkeys in the future from the will of Mrs. Frances J. Pray., 1931 Eighth Avenue South, which was filed yesterday. She leaves $3,000 to Hancock County with instructions that the income shall be used to buy turkeys and necessities of life. Various institutions of Minneapolis also receive large amounts. The will says: "As long as my money lasts I want the poor families of Hancock county, Illinois, each to have a turkey on Christmas and on Thanksgiving each year."

JOHN HAY'S WILL
Provisions of Document Filed with Register Today.

Source: Evening Star, Jul 20, 1905 -transcribed by J.S.
The will of the late John Hay, formerly Secretary of State, was filed for probate in the office of the register of wills of the District of Columbia this afternoon. The testament was presented to the register of wills by Attorney F.L. Siddons. The beneficiaries are the widow, brothers and sister of the deceased. The will follows:
"I, John Hay, do make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all wills and codicils heretofore made by me.

"First, I give, bequeath and devise to my brother, Leonard Hay, and to my sister, Mary Hay Woolfolk, in fee simple and absolutely, all my property of every kind whatsover in and about the city of Warsaw, in Hancock county, Illinois.

"Second, I give and bequeath to my brother, Leonard Hay, and to my sister, Mary Hay Woolfok, each the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000); to my brother, Charles Edward Hay, the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), and to Harwood Otis Whitney of Keokuk, Iowa, the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000).

"Third, I give, bequeath and devise all the rest and residue of my property of every kind whatsoever and wheresoever situate, including all real estate hereafter acquired by me, to my wife, Clara Stone Hay, in fee simple and absolutely.

"Fourth. In the event that my wife should die before me I give, bequeath and devise the whole of the said rest and residue to my children, Helen Hay Whitney, Alice Hay Wadsworth and Clarence Leonard Hay, or to their heirs.

"I hereby nominate and appoint my sons-in-law, Payne Whitney and James Wolcott Wadsworth jr., the executors of this, my last will, and direct and request that no bond shall be required of them for the performance of their duty as such executors.

"In witness whereof I have herunto set my hand and seal this twenty-second day of June, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and four, in the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia.
                            "JOHN HAY. (L.S.)
"Signed, published and declared for and as his last will and testament by the testor, John Hay, in the presence of us, present together at the same time, who, in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other, have witnessed, attested and subscribed the same.
                            "SYNDEY Y. SMITH,
                            "ROBERT BRENT MOSHER,
                            "ELISHA J. BABCOCK."

MISS DEVIER'S REQUEST
Source: The Daily Gate City, Apr 26, 1919 - transcribed by J.S.
Hancock county, Illinois, is moving to take care of all its indigent and dependent children of the future in the most modern and best way.
It is to have a home for them at LaHarpe built by the joint action of the county board of supervisors and the trustees under the will of Miss Mary Devier, of Disco.

A few years ago, Miss Devier died and left a will appointing W.B. Kaiser cashier of the La Harpe State Bank, as executor. In the will were requests that he sell some property belinging[sic] to Miss Devier and apply the proceeds toward the building and maintaining of a hospital in La Harpe.

The proceeds of the land amounted to approximately $26,000, and in the judgemnt of the executor, the sum was insufficient for the building and maintainence of a hospital.

Proposition of Executor.
Mr. Kaiser went before the Hancock county board and offered to use this fund to build a home in La Harpe for dependent children in Hancock county to be used and maintained by the county for all such children.

Are Inspecting Others.
Joseph Nelson, of Nauvoo, chairman of the committee on public institutions for the county, with other members of the committee, has made several trips to Quincy and Macomb, and inspected such public homes now that this proposition has been made to the county.

Chairman Nelson and the rest of the committee will go to Springfield and other cities to make further investigations, after which they expect to report favorable to the board of supervisors, which will be convened in special session, to act upon Mr. Kaiser's proposition.



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