Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Adoption of Alta McCREARY (1911)

From Hendricks County court records:

In June 1911, Lida R. Scearce filed a petition in Hendricks County Circuit Court to adopt Alta McCreary. Alta was 26 years old on 26 February 1911. In September 1890, Scearce had gotten Alta from the orphans home in Knightstown, with both her parents dead at the time.

The petition was granted and Alta's name was changed to Alta M. Scearce.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Adoption of Luther L. LARISON (1912)

From Hendricks County court records:

In June 1912, unmarried James G. Miller of Brownsburg filed a petition in Hendricks County Circuit Court to adopt Luther L. Larison, who was born 25 December 1890. Luther's parents were dead.

The petition was granted and Luther's name was changed to Luther L. Miller.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hendricks County guardianship docket index (1937-1953) added

An index to a Hendricks County guardianship docket book which covers July 1937 through January 1953 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. The index includes the name of the ward, as well as the name of their guardian and the date that the case began.

Guardianship records are part of probate records, and additional information can be found in probate order books as well as probate "loose papers".

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Adoption of Velma Fern HENDERSON (1911)

From Hendricks County court records:

In September 1911, John D. and Luna L. Hendricks of Lizton filed a petition in the Hendricks County Circuit Court to adopt Velma Fern Hendricks, age 1. Velma's mother, Nettie Henderson, was dead; her father, John Henderson, lived in North Salem and gave his consent in writing.

The petition was granted and Velma's name was changed to Velma Fern Hendricks.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Adoption of Phyllis Lutitia HADLEY (1910)

From Hendricks County court records:

In February 1910, Clarkson B. and Alice E.H. Thomas filed a petition in Hendricks County Circuit Court to adopt Phyllis Lutitia Hadley, who was born 4 May 1906. Phyllis' mother was dead; her father, Earl Hadley, lived in Paonia, Colorado and gave his consent in writing.

The petition was granted.

Activity in Hendricks County probate cases (March 1901)

From Hendricks County probate records:

Activity in probate cases as of 5 March 1901 [in vacation of the January 1901 term of court]:
--James W. Thompson estate - Henry H. Thompson appointed administrator ($100 bond)
--Lillie A. Phillips estate - Alfred W. Carter appointed administrator ($500 bond)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Adoption of Odessie D. ELMORE (1902)

From Hendricks County court records:

In April 1902, John M. Jackson filed a petition in Hendricks County Circuit Court to adopt Odessie D. Elmore, age 15. Odessie was the daughter of John's wife, Lucy C. Jackson, by a previous marriage.

The petition was granted and Odessie's name was changed to Odessie D. Jackson.

Activity in Hendricks County probate cases (November 1900)

From Hendricks County probate records:

Activity in probate cases as of 8 November 1900 [in vacation of the September 1900 term of court]:
--Ezra H. Cox estate - William J. Cox appointed administrator ($24,000 bond)
--Eli Johnson estate - William Townsend appointed administrator ($50 bond)
--James A.B. Baird estate - Eldridge R. Ellis appointed administrator ($1,600 bond)
--Martha Brown estate - Levi H. Brown appointed administrator ($1,000 bond)
--Shelby T. Cooper estate - Alfred T. Cooper appointed administrator ($1,000 bond)

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).

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Activity in Hendricks County probate cases (May 1897)

From Hendricks County probate records:

Activity in probate cases as of 3 May 1897 [in vacation of the March 1897 term of court]:
--Joshlin Foster estate - William M. Foster appointed administrator ($15,000 bond)
--Thomas Lanahan & Daniel Lanahan guardianship - John Lanahan appointed administrator ($500 bond)
--Weltha S. George guardianship - James M. George appointed guardian ($4,000 bond)

Adoption of Mary Elizabeth HADLEY (1938)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Guardians Docket Book 3 (July 1937 - January 1953), in March 1938 Amie M. Hadley filed a petition to adopt Mary Elizabeth Hadley (case #6383).

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Adoption of James Henry LEISMAN (1938)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Guardians Docket Book 3 (July 1937 - January 1953), in March 1938 a petition was filed to adopt James Henry Leisman (case #6368).

Monday, April 14, 2014

Adoption of Minnie Eulalia CURRY (1937)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Guardians Docket Book 3 (July 1937 - January 1953), in September 1937 Dora A. Wing filed a petition to adopt Minnie Eulalia Curry (case #6342).

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hendricks County divorce index 1910-1911 added

An index to divorce cases in Hendricks County in 1910-1911 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from entries in the Hendricks County Circuit Court order book volume 56 (which covers 7 November 1910 through 2 October 1911).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the circuit court order books for the years 1824-1914.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Activity in Hendricks County probate cases (September 1898)

From Hendricks County probate records:

Activity in probate cases as of 5 September 1898 [in vacation of the May 1898 term of court]:
--Phebe Lyons estate - James O. Parker appointed administrator ($2,400 bond)
--Canval Tharp estate - Charles E. Smith appointed administrator ($1,000 bond)
--John Stuart estate - Levi W. Stuart appointed administrator ($2,200 bond)
--Iro C. & Ruth Trueblood guardianship of minors - Joshua Hadley appointed guardian ($2,000 bond)
--Josie Helsley (et al) guardianship of minors - Oliver M. West appointed guardian ($1,000 bond)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dates of death from Hendricks County estate cases 1938-1941 added

An index to the dates of death from estate cases listed in the Hendricks County probate docket and fee books for the years 1938 through 1941 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

ABOUT THESE RECORDS: A docket and fee book contains a brief summary of a probate case, with notations of when the case was opened and closed as well as references to other record books. For more information on an estate case, you should consult probate order books and the probate packet itself (aka "loose papers").

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the probate docket and fee books for the years 1912-1945.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Work Session for Hendricks County Probate Records

Saturday, April 26 at Danville Public Library is the next scheduled work session for Hendricks County probate records - stop by anytime from 10 am to 4 pm to help unfold and organize some of Hendricks County's probate packets from the 1800's. Lunch is on your own, with a variety of eating options in the area.

This is part of the Indiana Genealogical Society's ongoing project to preserve and digitize these court records, which date back to the founding of the county in 1824. These probate packets include estates and guardianships. The receipts and other original papers in them give fascinating details of what life was like back then.

Please register for the work session - register online through the library's events calendar, or contact their Indiana Room staff - phone (317) 718-8008 extension 140.