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U. S. COURT CENTRAL
ANTLERS, INDIAN TERRITORY
ADMINISTRATORS RECORD BOOK "B"
Submitted by: Teresa Young
Application for Administration,
Transcribed by Teresa Young
Administrator Record Book 'B', Page 97.
No. 968 of JEFFERSON JAMES, Deceased.
APPLICATION FOR ADMINISTRATION.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INDIAN TERRITORY, CENTRAL DISTRICT, ANTLERS DIVISION.
WILLIAM JAMES says that to the best of his knowledge and belief, the value of the estate of JEFFERSON JAMES who died in said Division of the Indian Territory, of which he was a resident, on or about the 5 day of January A. D. 1905, is Ten Hundred and Fifty Dollars, that the heirs of said JEFFERSON JAMES, deceased, are:
SALLEN JAMES (mother) residing in Talihina, Indian Territory; WILLIAM JAMES (brother) residing in Talihina, Indian Territory; PATERSON JAMES (brother) residing in Talihina, Indian Territory;
that said JEFFERSON JAMES died without a will; that he will make a perfect inventory of and faithfully administer all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, of the said deceased, and pay his debts, so far as the assets which may come to his hands will extend and the law directs, and that he will account for and pay over, according to law, all assets which shall come to his hands or possession.
Signed by WILLIAM JAMES
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10 day of January A. D. 1905. T. B. LANSFORD, Notary Public
BOND OF ADMINISTRATION.
We, WILLIAM JAMES as principal and SILAS JAMES, JOHN DURANT and ALLEN ANDERSON as sureties, acknowledge ourselves to be indebted to United States of America in the sum of Twenty One Hudnred Dollars.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that if the above bounden, WILLIAM JAMES, administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of JEFFERSON JAMES, deceased, shall make or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the deceased, which have or may come to the hands, possession or knowledge of him, the said WILLIAM JAMES, or into the hands or possession of any other person for him, and the same so made shall return and exhibit in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Probate in the Central District of the Indian Territory, at Antlers, within sixty days of the date of the above obligation, and all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the deceased, which shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of him, the said WILLIAM JAMES, he shall well and truly administer according to law, and pay the debts of the deceased as far as his assets will extend and the law direct; and further, make or cause to be made just and true accounts of his administration, and make due and proper settlement thereof, from time to time, according to law or the lawful order, sentence or decree of any Court having competent jurisdiction, and shall moreover well and truly do and perform all other matters and things touching said administration, that are or may be prescribed by law, or enjoined on such administration by the lawful order, sentence or decree of any Court having competent jurisdiction; then the above obligation to be void and of no effect, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereto subscribed our names and affixed our seals this day 10 of January A. D., 1905.
Signed by: WILLIAM JAMES, SILAS JAMES, JOHN DURANT and ALLEN ANDERSON (his 'X' mark, witness by W. N. EVERETT)
We, WILLIAM JAMES, as principal and SILAS JAMES, JOHN DURANT and ALLEN ANDERSON sureties on the within bond, do each of us solemnly swear that we are worth, over and above our indebtedness and all liabilities and exemptions, the respective amounts set opposite our names, and that our property is within the Indian Territory: WILLIAM JAMES, $1,050.00, SILAS JAMES, $1,050.00; JOHN DURANT, $1,050.00; ALLEN ANDERSON, $1,050.00 (his 'X' mark)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10 day of January A. D. 1905.
Signed by T. B. LANSFORD, Notary Public
LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION.
Know Ye, That Whereas, JEFFERSON JAMES of the Antlers Judicial Division of the Indian Territory died intestate, as it is said, on or about the 5 day of January A. D. 1905, having at the time of his death personal property in the Indian Territory which may be lost, destroyed or diminished in value, if speedy can be not taken of the same; to the end therefore, that the said property may be collected, preserved and disposed of according to law, we do hereby appoint WILLIAM JAMES of said Central District of the Indian Territory, administrator of all and singular the goods and chattells, rights and credits which were of the said JEFFERSON JAMES at the time of his death, with full power and authority to dispose of the said property, according to law, and to collect all moneys due the said deceased, and in general to do and perform all other acts and things which are or hereafter may be required by him by law.
Witness, The Honorable THOS C. HUMPHRY, Judge of the United States Court in the Indian Territory, and the seal thereof, at Antlers in the Indian Territory, this 10 day of January A. D. 1905.
Signed by JOS. R. FOLTZ, Deputy and E. J. FANNIN, Clerk
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