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Jackson County, Illinois

Pension of Hezekiah Davis

Donated by Nancy Attey

At a special Term of the Court of Probate of Jackson County held at the
Court House in the said County on Monday the 8th day of Sept A. D. 1834 -

Present Joel manning Judge of the said court this day was produced in open court the hereunto annexed the Pension Certificate of Hezekiah Davis and proof was made by the testimony of Polly Phelps and Jefferson Allen two legal and credible witnesses in that the said Hezekiah Davis departed this Life on the twenty ninth day of January A. D. 1834. That he left no widow and that Van Davis Eliphas Davis Hezekiah Davis, Jr., Jesse Davis and Nancy Fife formerly Nancy Davis are his children and his only children all of which is proved to the full satisfaction of the court. 

Also this day the said Eliphas Davis Jesse Davis and Nancy Fife formerly Nancy Davis came personally into open court and by their voluntary declarations made in open court Relinquished all their Claims Respectively to their Shares of the Pension due their father Hezekiah Davis under His said pension Certificate unto Hezekiah Davis, Jr. one of the Children of the said Pensioner.

Given under my hand and the official Seal of the said court at Brownsville in the said county this 8th day of September A. D. 1834

Joel Manning Judge of Probate for Jackson Co. Ill -

State of Illinois Jackson County

Be it known that before me Joel Manning a Justice of the peace in and for the County aforesaid personally----------------
due form of Law that he is the identical person here in before mentioned as the son of Hezekiah Davis, Sr. and that his said father is the identical
person named in the original Pension Certificate herein to annexed that he resided at the time of his death in Jackson County Illinois and had resided there for the space of 18 or 19 years past and that previous thereto he resided in Livingston County State of Kentucky.

Sworn to and subscribed this Hezekiah Davis junior (signed)
8th day of September 1834
before me - Joel Manning J. P.

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