Sunday, January 11, 2015
Amanuensis Monday - Guardianship Petition
Petition of Thadeus Nott in the matter of the estate of
Cyrus R. Webb deceased, for Letters of Guardianship.
TO THE HON. J. M. Lewis, JUDGE OF THE COUNTY
COURT OF Fulton COUNTY:
The Petition of the undersigned, Thadeus Nott, respectfully represents
that Milburn U. Webb is a minor aged 8 years on the 31 day of December A. D. 1864
that Jesse C. Webb is a minor aged 6 years on the " day of " A. D. 1864
that Sarah Webb is a minor aged 4 years on the " day of " A. D. 1864
that Franklin S. Webb is a minor aged 2 years on the 11 day of Oct. A. D. 1864
and that said minors resident of this County; that they have no father living,
or other legal guardian residing it this State; that said minors
they are the Children and Heirs at law of Cyrus R. Webb
and that your petitioner is requestor of and desires Thadeus Nott
to be appointed guardian of said minors
December 31, 1864.
State of Illinois
being duly sworn, deposes and says that the facts averred in the above petition are true according to the best of [?] knoweledge, information and belief.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, Joseph Dycker, Clerk
of the County Court of
County, this 31 day of December A. D. 1864.
Joseph Dycker, Clerk.
Cyrus Webb, the father of these children, was married to Ruth Smith Simmons. Cyrus mustered into Camp Butler in January of 1864 and died there in February of disease. I ordered this document from IRAD hoping it would mention Ruth. I know that appointing a guardian doesn't necessarily mean the mother is deceased. Ruth Webb died sometime before 1866 and assuming she is the mother of all 4 children listed, she was alive in October of 1864. Maybe she died giving birth to Franklin. I cannot find a death date or place of burial for Ruth Webb.
Thadeus Nott was a physician there in Fulton County 1850 through 1880. The children did not live with him in 1870. In 1871, he resigned as guardian of the children after a petition was filed stating he did not properly provide for the children. In this petition, it states that Milburn is dead.