Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Adoption of Walter Wililam CUTSINGER (1912)

From Hendricks County court records:

In September 1912, John J. and Ersa Lindsey filed a petition in Hendricks County Circuit Court to adopt Walter William Cutsinger. Walter was born on 25 September 1905. On 27 September 1911, the juvenile court of Lawrence County made him a ward of the Lawrence County Board of Guardians, and he was placed in the Lindseys' home on 4 October 1911.

The petition was granted and Walter's name was changed to Walter William Lindsey.

Activity in Hendricks County probate cases (September 1900)

From Hendricks County probate records:

Activity in probate cases as of 7 September 1900 [in vacation of the May 1900 term of court]:
--Elizabeth Thompson estate - Jacob Thompson appointed administrator ($1,000 bond)
--Carrie F. Walters estate - Alfred L. Walters appointed administrator ($5,000 bond)
--Evan Estes estate - Alfred R. Glover appointed administrator ($20,000 bond)
--Thomas Borders estate - Lewis W. Borders appointed administrator ($100 bond)
--Martin F. Dorsett estate - Simon Hadley appointed administrator ($1,500 bond)
--Malinda Sandusky estate - John K. Edwards appointed executor ($1,000 bond)
--Ada B. Fraley guardianship (minor) - Ethan A. Miles appointed guardian ($200 bond)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Adoption of Evangeline CROWE (1906)

From Hendricks County court records:

In September 1906, Adaline W. Hawkins filed a petition in Hendricks County Circuit Court to adopt Evangeline Crowe, age 21. The location of Evangeline's father, Benjamin F. Crowe, was unknown to her since she was an infant. Her mother, Elizabeth Durbin, lived in Lafayette, but had deserted her when she was very young. Evangeline had lived in an orphan's home for many years and when she was 13, Adaline Hawkins took her into her home.

The petition was granted and Evangeline's name was changed to Evangeline Hawkins.

Activity in Hendricks County probate cases (January 1899)

From Hendricks County probate records:

Activity in probate cases as of 7 January 1899 [in vacation of the November 1898 term of court]:
--Joseph B. Temple & Elizabeth Temple estate - Thomas J. Adams appointed administrator ($100 bond)
--Llewellyn P. Whitenack estate - Bell Whitenack appointed administrator ($2,500 bond)
--Frank R. (et al) Shelley guardianship - Roxanna Tout appointed guardian ($100 bond)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Adoption of Beulah A. BAKER (1908)

From Hendricks County court records:

In January 1908, Thomas H. and Mary A. Shepherd of Brown Township filed a petition in Hendricks County Circuit Court to adopt Beulah A. Baker, born 8 January 1902. Beulah was their granddaughter - her mother, Zelma V. Baker, died in 1903, and Zelma's husband, John H. Baker, died in 1907. Beulah had been living with her grandparents since her father's death. Thomas and Mary Shepherd were married on 4 December 1879.

The petition was granted and Beulah's name was changed to Beulah A. Shepherd.

Activity in Hendricks County probate cases (November 1898)

From Hendricks County probate records:

Activity in probate cases as of 7 November 1898 [in vacation of the September 1898 term of court]:
--James S. Miller estate - Mary E. Miller appointed administrator ($2,000 bond)
--Canval Tharp estate - Nathan J. Thompson appointed administrator ($600 bond)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

List of Marion Township landowners in 1895 added

An index of the landowners in Marion Township in 1895 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

This index is from a Hendricks County Assessor's plat book and includes the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Activity in Hendricks County probate cases (May 1898)

From Hendricks County probate records:

Activity in probate cases as of 2 May 1898 [in vacation of the March 1898 term of court]:
--Franklin Sharp estate - Jno. A. Osborne appointed administrator ($100 bond)
--Mary Weer guardianship - David Hadley appointed guardian ($200 bond)

Adoption of Tommy MIGGENBURG (1939)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Guardians Docket Book 3 (July 1937 - January 1953), in May 1939 Denzil and Mary Jane Hilderbrand filed a petition to adopt Tommy Miggenburg (case #6489).

Friday, April 18, 2014

Activity in Hendricks County probate cases (January 1898)

From Hendricks County probate records:

Activity in probate cases as of 15 January 1898 [in vacation of the November 1897 term of court]:
--John D. Williams estate - Dennis B. Williams appointed administrator ($2,500 bond)
--William Johnson estate - Alfred Lininger appointed administrator ($300 bond)

Adoption of Roy William GIBBARD (1942)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Guardians Docket Book 3 (July 1937 - January 1953), in March 1942 Raymond and Bertha Beeler filed a petition to adopt Roy William Gibbard (case #6690).

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Activity in Hendricks County probate cases (November 1897)

From Hendricks County probate records:

Activity in probate cases as of 7 November 1897 [in vacation of the September 1897 term of court]:
--Mayme G. Nichols guardianship - George W. Brill appointed guardian ($1,000 bond)
--L.M. Stout guardianship - George W. Milhon appointed guardian ($4,000 bond)

Adoption of Pearle W. FREEMAN (1950)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Guardians Docket Book 3 (July 1937 - January 1953), in January 1950 Nellie M. Little filed a petition to adopt Pearle W. Freeman, an adult (case #7187).