ROBERT WRIGHT STEWART I,   Part 3

 

Robert Wright Stewart's probate records (continued):   Part 1     Part 2

This probate record was transcribed and donated by Bruce Stewart who currently lives in Arizona and writes ~

"Robert W. STEWART I migrated from Manlius Corners, NY (now Fayetteville, NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH MANLIUS) the same year his grandfather Robert Stewart, died, 1837 to Hebron, McHenry, Illinois. Four years later his father, James STEWART followed him.  All of Robert's siblings eventually settled in Hebron, INCLUDING A SISTER WHO DIED TWO DAYS AFTER THEIR ARRIVAL. THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE WILL, WILLIAM H STEWART AND THE 'JOHN STEWART' (SURETY, SEE DOC # 3) ARE BROTHERS TO RWS I. RWS I ALSO HAD A SON JOHN. JOHN J STEWART IS HIS GRANDSON AND MY GGRANDFATHER.   Robert's probate records below, consist of 22 documents total."


COPIES OF DOCUMENTS OBTAINED JULY 28TH, 1997 FROM THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, McHENRY COUNTY, 2200 N. SEMINARY AVENUE, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098

Most of these documents are of the preprinted form type. When they are not it will be noted. All of the form may NOT be copied if not pertinent to the subject. Any family member’s name will be printed in bold type. BMS

Document: # 16

REPORT OF ACCOUNT

1367
REPORT
OF THE ACCOUNT OF
Wm. H. Stewart
Administrator
of the Estate
of Robert W. Stewart deceased
Filed the 17th day of
February A. D. 1880, and
recorded in Record of Reports E
Page 132 short form
P Whitney (s)
County Clerk

STATE OF ILLINOIS, To the Judge of the County Court
McHenry COUNTY Of McHenry County, Febry Term, A. D. 1880,

The undersigned, W. H. Stewart Administrator of the Estate of Robert W. Stewart would respectfully submit to the Court the following report of his acts and doings as such Administrator for to Febry A. D. 1880 Now charges himself with the following, to wit:

Date

ITEMS OF RECEIPTS

Amt  

Total

Amt
 

Amount of appraisment Bill

3942

50    
 

Widow’s Selection $1239.00

       
 

Amt of Sale bill 2117.25

3356

25    
 

Less appraisment

586

25    
           

1847 April 6

By cash of Haythorn Sale of land

500

 

500

00

May 4

" " Life Ins Policy

   

4480

58
 

" " 1st Post Mortem Dividend

   

100

45
 

" " 2nd " " "

   

138

46

1878 Jany 28

" " of Haythorn

   

550

00
 

" " Bal Milk a/c 1877

   

747

95
 

Bal. Set. Part.of RW & John J. Stewart

   

486

75

1879 Jan 29

of Haythorn

   

200

00
 

of Thos. Charles Adv.

   

350

00
 

from Sale of Per Prop. 2047.75 - Dis. for cash $47.09

   

2000

66

1880 Jany 5

of Haythorn

   

700

00
 

of W. B. Freeman Note & Int.

   

140

00
 

of John J. Stewart use of Per. Prop.

   

254

07
 

from Sale of Per Prop

   

35

50
           
 

Total amount of Moneys received or collected

   

10684

42

 

Date

ITEMS OF RECEIPTS

Amt  

Total

Amt
 

1st Nat Bank Woodstock

   

4897

57
 

Monument

   

63

34
 

A. Donnelly

   

5

50
 

T. J. Dacy

   

50

70
 

J. Garrison

   

38

00
 

E. A. Murphy Co.

   

18

55
 

J(ohn) Blakeslee

   

3

50
 

Kendall

   

37

00
 

Austin & Son

   

19

60
 

James Charles

   

1320

00
 

J. S. Wheat

   

5

10
 

Dr. L. H. Davis

   

32

00
 

P. Bowman

   

1724

00
 

J(ohn) Charles

   

1029

00
 

C. Thayer

   

12

12
 

Dwight & Forest

   

1

25
 

Geo. Ross

   

334

00
 

Dr. Ward

   

115

00
 

Downer & Dennison

   

30

00
 

J. J. Stewart

   

7

75
 

M. F. Pierce

   

15

00
 

J. J. Stewart

   

862

35
 

Southworth Print. Adv.

   

9

00
 

Crier Sale Per Prop

10635

27

6

00
 

Clerks Fees

   

20

65
 

RECAPITULATION

       
 

Total amount received,

   

10684

42
 

Total amount paid out,

   

10656

52
 

Balance due,

   

27

90

All of which is respectfully submitted.

STATE OF ILLINOIS,  }
McHenry County }SS William H. Stewart (s) Administrator

of the Estate of Robt W. Stewart, deceased, being duly sworn, say that the foregoing is a full and perfect account of all his dealings and transactions, and of all moneys and effects received and paid out by him as such Administrator from _____________to the 17 day of Febry A. D. 1880

Subscribed and sworn to before me,
this 17th day of Febry A. D. 1880 W. H. Stewart (s)
P Whitney (s) Clerk

END OF Document: # 16:  REPORT OF ACCOUNT

 

Document: # 17

STATEMENT OF CONDITION

A completely handwritten document.

1367
In County Court

February Term A. D. 1880
Estate of Robert W Stewart, deceased

Recorded in Miscellaneous
Record F. Pages 51 & 52
P Whitney (s) Clerk

Statement of Condition
of estate of Robert W Stewart, deceased.

Filed Feby 26th 1880.
P Whitney (s) Clk
Approved Feb 26, 1880
B. N. Smith (s) Judge

State of Illinois,          } In County Court
McHenry County     }ss February Term A. D. 1880

A just and true account of the personal estate and debts of Robert W Stewart late of said County deceased.

Estate of Robert W Stewart Cr.

By appraisement bill

3942

50

" note of W. B. Freeman & int. (See inventory)

140

00

" Life Insurance Policy

4480

58

" " " 1st Post Mortem dividend

100

45

" " " 2nd " " "

138

46

" balance milk account of 1877

747

95

" " settlement of R W & J. J. Stewart

486

75

" " Thomas Charles

350

00

" amount received of John J. Stewart

   

use of personal property

254

07

Total amount from all sources

10640

76
     

Estate of Robert W Stewart Dbt

   

To excess of appraisement bill

   

over sale bill

586

25

To discount of sale notes for cash

49

09

" monument

63

34

" Southworth, Printing

9

00

" crier at sale

6

00

Carried forward

745

76
     

Amount brought forward

745

68

To clerk for costs

20

65

Claims were allowed as follows:

   

Widows award

1239

00

John J Stewart

862

33

M. F. Pierce

15

00

John J Stewart

7

75

Downing & Dennison

30

00

Dr. Ward

115

00

George Ross

334

00

Dwight & Forrest

1

25

L H Davis

32

00

James Charles

1320

00

Austin & Son

19

60

C N Kendall

37

00

John Blakeslee

3

50

E A Murphy & Co

18

15

James Garrison

38

00

T J Dacy

50

70

C Thayer

12

12

N Donnelly

38

00

1st National Bank of Woodstock

4494

47

Interest of above

403

04

John Charles

980

00

Interest on above

49

00

Kate Nolan

251

99

Interest on above

15

12

Carried forward

11132

35
     

Amount brought forward

11132

35

William H Stewart

4197

44

Interest of above

298

06

Thomas Charles

4320

00

Interest of above

233

28

Printis Bowman

2127

49

Interest of above

138

32

J S Wheat, claim not presented but true

5

10

Total indebtedness

22452

04

Deducting amount of personal assets

10640

76
 

11811

28

Deducting sale notes uncollected & good

34

00

Leaving a deficiency of personal assets of

11777

28

I, William H Stewart administrator of the estate of Robert W Stewart, deceased, do certify that the foregoing is a just and true account of the personal estate and debts of said deceased as far as I have been able to discover.

February 23rd 1880

W. H. Stewart (s)
Administrator of the estate
of Robert W Stewart, deceased

 

END OF Document: # 17 STATEMENT OF CONDITION

 

Document: # 18

PROBATE COURT SUMMONS

To Answer Petition for Sale of Real Estate
Wm H. Stewart
Administrator
OF THE ESTATE OF

Robert W Stewart
DECEASED, VS

Susan A Stewart, John J Stewart Et al
STATE OF ILLINOIS
County on McHenry
I have duly served the within by reading
the same to the within named Susan A Stewart,
John J Stewart, Harry Stewart
and
Thomas Charles and at the same time delivering
to each of them a true Copy thereof, this 27th
day of February A. D. 1880
D A Stedman, (s)Sheriff
Fees Service, . . . . .$4.50
          Mileage, . . . .$7.20
           Return, . . . . .$ .10
                                   11.80

Filed in County Court this 28th
day of Feby 1880
P Whitney (s) Clerk

The following is a handwritten document by the Sheriff.

State of Illinois        }
McHenry County    }SS

 

I have duly served the within writ on Robert Charles, a minor by leaving a true copy for him at his usual place of abode Thomas Charles, a white person of the age of 10 years and upwards and a member of the family of the within named Robert Charles and at the same time making know to him the content thereof, and I have also served the same on Susan Charles by leaving a true copy of the same for with Susan A Stewart - A white person of the age of ten years and upwards and a member of the family of the within named Susan Charles and at the same time making known the contents thereof, this 27th day of February A. D. 1880 as I am therein Commanded.

A. Stedman,(s) Sheriff (s)

 

STATE OF ILLINOIS  }
McHenry County           }ss

The People of the State of Illinois to the Sheriff of said County, GREETING:

We Command You, That you summon Susan A. Stewart, John J Stewart, Harry Stewart, Robert Charles, Susan Charles and Thomas Charles if they shall be found in your County, personally to be and appear before the County Court of said McHenry County, on the first day of the next Term thereof, to be holden at the Court House in Woodstock, in said County, on the second Monday of March 1880, to answer unto the petition of Wm H Stewart, Administrator of the Estate of Robert W Stewart, deceased, on the return day hereof; which said Petition was filed in our said Court, on the 26th day of February A. D. 1880, and prays that this Court will order and direct the sale of Real Estate of said deceased for the payment of debts.

And have you then and there this Writ, with an endorsement thereon in what manner you shall have executed the same.

Witness, P. Whitney (s) Clerk of our said Court,
and the Seal thereof, at Woodstock aforesaid, the 26th
day of February A. D. 1880
Whitney (s) Clerk

END OF Document: # 18 PROBATE COURT SUMMONS

 

    

Document: # 19

ANSWER OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM

Completely handwritten document.

 

In County Court
March Term AD 1880
William H Stewart
Admin. Etc
vs

Susan A Stewart
Et al
Answer of guardian
ad litem
Filed March 15th, 1880
P Whitney (s)

State of Illinois   } In County Court
McHenry              } ss March Term A. D. 1880

William H Stewart
Administrator etc
vs                                 }                       Petition to sell real Estate

Susan A Stewart }                       Answer of guardian ad litem
et al                             }


And the said Harry Stewart, Robert Charles and Susan L Charles infant defendants in the said petition by P Whitney their guardian ad litem, appointed by this Court for answer to said petition say: That they are of tender years and ignorant of the matters is said petition contained and neither confess nor deny the allegations of said petition but submit their interests herein to this Honorable Court.

By P Whitney (s)
Guardian ad litem



END OF Document: # 19 ANSWER OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM

 

Document: # 20

 

PETITION TO SELL REAL ESTATE TO PAY DEBTS

Entire document is hand written.

In County Court
March Term A. D. 1880
W H Stewart Admin.
vs
Susan A Stewart
et al

Petition to sell real
estate to pay debts
Filed Feby 26th 1880
P Whitney (s) Clk

State of Illinois } In County Court
McHenry County } ss To the March Term A. D. 1880

To the Honorable B. N. Smith, Judge of said Court:

Your petitioner William H Stewart, Administrator of the estate of Robert W Stewart, late of said County, deceased would respectfully represent and show unto your Honor that the said Robert W Stewart departed this life at Hebron on or about the twentieth day of December A. D. 1876; that your petitioner was on the eighteenth day of January A. D. 1877 appointed by this Court administrator of the estate of the said Robert W Stewart, as will appear by the second thereof remaining in this Court.

Your petitioner would further show that an inventory, appraisement bill and sale bill of said estate have been made and filed in the office of the clerk of this court and been duly approved by the Court; and that your petitioner has rendered to this court a just and true account of the personal estate and debts of the said Robert W Stewart, which said account was approved by the Court and your petitioner further shows unto your Honor that the personal estate of said Robert W Stewart, deceased, as will more particularly appear from the aforesaid account amounts to ten thousand six hundred and forty dollars and seventy-six cents ($10640.76) including in said amount sale notes to the amount of thirty-four dollars, which has not been collected but which are good; that he has faithfully applied the proceeds of the personal estate towards the payment of the debts of the said deceased; that the total indebtedness of said estate amounts twenty-two thousand four hundred and fifty-two dollars and four cents ($22452.04) as appears by the said account; and that there is a deficiency of personal estate to pay the remaining claims against said estate amounting to eleven thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven dollars and twenty-eight cents.

And your petitioner further represents that the said Robert W Stewart died seized in fee simple of the following described real estate situated in McHenry County and State of Illinois to-wit; the south east quarter of section twenty-two, the west half of the southwest quarter of section twenty-three, the north-west quarter of the south-west quarter of section twenty-six, the north east quarter of section twenty seven, the south-east quarter of said section twenty-seven. Also commencing thirty rods north of the south-west corner of the north-west quarter of section thirty-six township forty-six, north of range seven, east of the third principal meridian, thence

north on the west line of said section thirty rods, thence east twenty-six rods, sixteen and on half links, thence south thirty rods, thence west twenty-six rods sixteen and one half links to the place of beginning containing five acres of land; also a strip of land of from the east side of the south-west quarter of section twenty-two and also a strip of land off of the east side of the north-west quarter of section twenty-seven; the last two mentioned pieces or parcels of land containing about fifty-five acres and being the same pieces or parcels of land reserved in a deed from John Stewart to C Vander Karr bearing date June 11th 1870 and recorded in book 47 of deeds at page 123, and also a three cornered strip of land in the south-east corner of the south-east quarter of the south-west quarter of section twenty-seven containing four acres of land more or less and being all of said South-east quarter of said south-west quarter of section twenty-seven not owned by W H Stewart; all of the above described pieces or parcels of land lying and being in township forty-six, north of range seven, east of the 3rd principal meridian in the County and State aforesaid.

And your petitioner further represents unto your Honor that the said Robert W Stewart died leaving him surviving as his only heirs at law Susan A Stewart, his widow, John J Stewart and Harry Stewart, his children Robert Charles and Susan L Charles, children of Mary Charles, deceased, daughter of Robert W Stewart, deceased and Thomas Charles, husband of the said Mary Charles, deceased; that the said Harry Stewart, Robert Charles and Susan L Charles are minors.

Your petitioner therefore prays that the said Susan A Stewart, John J Stewart, Harry Stewart, Robert Charles, Susan L Charles and Thomas Charles may be made parties defendant to this petition and that they be required to make full and direct answer to this petition, without oath, their answer under oath being hereby waived; that a guardian ad litem may be appointed for the said minor defendants and that upon a final hearing of this cause your Honor will order and direct your petitioner to sell the said real estate or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay said deficiency and make such further order herein as to your Honor may seem proper.

May it please your Honor to grant the writ of summons directed to the sheriff of said county of McHenry commanding him that he summons the said defendants Susan A Stewart, John J Stewart, Harry Stewart, Robert Charles, Susan L Charles and Thomas Charles to appear before this court on the first day of the next term thereof to be held in the County of McHenry aforesaid and there to answer this bill, etc.

W. H. Stewart (s)
Admin. Etc


State of Illinois }
McHenry County }ss

W H Stewart, the above mentioned petitioner, makes oath and say that the allegations contained in the foregoing petition are true according to his best knowledge and belief.

Subscribed and sworn to before
me this 26th day of W. H. Stewart (s)

February A. D. 1880
B N Smith (s)
Judge

 

END OF Document: # 20 PETITION TO SELL REAL ESTATE TO PAY DEBTS

 

Document: # 21

 

PETITION TO SELL REAL ESTATE DECREE

This document entirely hand written.

 

1367
In County Court
March Term A. D. 1880
Wm H. Stewart, Admin.
vs
Susan A Stewart
et al
Decree
Filed March 15, 1880
P Whitney (s) Clk


Recorded in Court Record
Book C, Pages 235, 236, 237, 238 & 239
P Whitney (s) Clk

 

State of Illinois         } In County Court
McHenry County     } ss To the March Term A. D. 1880

William H Stewart, Administrator    }
of the estate of Robert W Stewart,    }
deceased.                                                      } Petition to sell
vs                                                                   } real estate
Susan A Stewart, John J Stewart }Decree.
Harry Stewart, Robert Charles,     }
Susan L Charles, & Thomas Charles}

 

And now, to-wit; this fifteenth day of March AD 1880 comes the petitioner, William H Stewart as Administrator of the estate of Robert W Stewart, deceased; no one appearing for the defendants; and it appearing to the Court that the said Susan A Stewart, John J Stewart and Thomas Charles had been duly served with the process of this court in this cause ten days prior to the first day of the present term of this court; and the defendants having been severally called in open court to plead answer or demure to the complainants petition, came not, but made default herein: It is therefore ordered by the court that said petition be taken as confessed against them.

And it further appearing to the court that the defendants Harry Stewart, Robert Charles and Susan L Charles were duly served with process in this cause ten days prior to the first day of this term of court and that they are minors and have no guardian resident in this state: It is therefore ordered by the court that P Whitney be appointed guardian ad litem for said minor defendants. And thereupon the said guardian ad litem files the answer of said minor defendants herein, showing nothing against the prayer of the petition; which said answer is approved by the court.

 

And this cause coming on to be heard upon the petition and answer of guardian ad litem aforesaid, and the accords of this court and the testimony of witnesses examined in open court and the court being fully advised in the premises doth find that all the material allegations in the said petition contained are true as therein stated; that the said Robert W Stewart departed this life at Hebron on or about the twentieth day of December AD 1876 and that petitioner was on the eighteenth day of January AD 1877 duly appointed by this court administrator of the estate of said Robert W Stewart, deceased.

That an inventory, appraisement bill and sale bill of said estate have been made and filed in the office of the clerk of this court and been duly approved by the court; that a true and just account of the personal estate and debts of the said Robert W Stewart, deceased, has been rendered to and duly approved by the court, that it appears from said account that the personal estate of said Robert W Stewart, deceased, amounts to ten thousand six hundred and forty dollars and seventy-six cent ($10640.76), including in said amount sale notes to the amount of thirty-four dollars, which have not been collected but which are good; that the said administrator has faithfully applied the proceeds of the personal estate towards the payment of the debts of said deceased; that the total indebtedness of said estate amounts to twenty-two thousand four hundred and fifty-two dollars and four cents (22452.04) and that there is a deficiency of personal estate to pay the remaining claims against said estate amounting to eleven thousand, seven hundred and seventy-seven dollars and twenty-eight cents($11777.28) That the said Robert W Stewart died seized in fee simple of the following described real estate situated, lying and being in township forty-six, north of range seven east of the third principal meridian in the County of McHenry and State of Illinois to-wit; The south-east quarter of section twenty-two(22); the west half of the south-west quarter of section twenty-three(23); the north-west quarter of section twenty-six(26); the north-west quarter of the south-west quarter of section twenty-six(26); the north-east quarter of section twenty-seven(27); the south-east quarter of said section twenty-seven(27); also commencing thirty rods north of the south-west corner of the north-west quarter of section thirty-six(36), thence north on the west line of said section thirty rods, thence east twenty-six rods sixteen and one half links, thence south thirty rods, thence west twenty-six rods sixteen and on half links to the place of beginning containing five acres of land; and also a strip of land off from the east side of the south-west quarter of section twenty-two(22) and also a strip land off from the east side of the north-west quarter of section twenty-seven(27), the last two mentioned pieces or parcels of land containing about fifty-five acres of land and being the same pieces or parcels of land reserved in a deed from John Stewart to C Vander Karr bearing date June 11th 1870 and recorded in book 47 of deeds at page 123; and also a three corned strip of land in the south-east corner of the south-east quarter of the south-west quarter of section twenty-seven(27) containing four acres of land more or less and being all of said south-east quarter of said south-west quarter of section twenty-seven(27) not owned by W H Stewart.

That the said Robert W Stewart left him surviving as his only heirs at law Susan A Stewart, his widow, John J Stewart and Harry Stewart, his children, Robert Charles and Susan L Charles, children of Mary Charles, deceased, daughter of Robert W Stewart, deceased, and Thomas Charles, husband of said Mary Charles, deceased, that the said Harry Stewart, Robert Charles and Susan L Charles are minors; that said Susan A Stewart, as widow of said Robert W Stewart, deceased is entitled to dower in all of the aforesaid described premises; that

the Susan A Stewart, at the time of the decease of said Robert W Stewart resided on, has ever since his death resided and still resides on said premises and is entitled to her homestead therein.

It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court that said petitioner proceed to sell the premises above described or so much thereof as shall be necessary to pay said deficiency together with the costs of administration, at public venue at the front door of the mansion house on said premises to the highest and best bidder therefore; that said sale be subject to the widows right of dower and homestead therein; that said petitioner first advertise said premises in pursuance of the statute in such cases made and provided; that the terms of said sale be cash in hand; that said administrator may adjourn said sale from time to time if it shall be deemed necessary for the best interests of said estate; that he report his actings and doings in the premises to this court and that upon approved and confirmation of said report by the court he execute and deliver good and sufficient deeds of conveyance of said premises to the purchaser or purchasers thereof.

Approved B N Smith (s)
Judge

 

END OF Document: # 21 PETITION TO SELL REAL ESTATE DECREE

 

Document: # 22

REPORT OF SALE

 

This document is entirely hand written.

 

1367
In County Court
May Term AD 1880
W H Stewart, Admin.
vs
Susan A Stewart
et al
Report of Sale

Filed May 6th 1880
P Whitney (s) Clk


Recorded in Probate Register
Page 195, 196, 197 & 198
P Whitney (s) Clk

State of Illinois         }        In County Court
McHenry County    }ss    To the May Term AD 1880

William H Stewart, Administrator }
of the estate of Robert W Stewart   }
deceased.                                                    }                    Petition to sell
vs                                                                 }                      real estate

Susan A Stewart, John J Stewart        } Report of Sale
Harry Stewart, Robert Charles             }
Susan L Charles & Thomas Charles  }

 

To the Honorable B N Smith, Judge of said Court;

The undersigned, administrator of the estate of said Robert W Stewart, deceased respectfully reports unto your Honor that in pursuance of the order of this court rendered at the March Term AD 1880, is the above entitled cause, directing the sale of the real estate hereinafter described he posted notices of the sale of said real estate in four of the most public places in McHenry County on the 18th day of March AD 1880 to-wit; one on the bulletin board at the front entrance to the court house, in the city of; one on the bridge over the Nippersink at Greenwood; one at Tryons’ Corners, in the town of Hebron and one at the Cheese-factory on the premises and also caused a similar notice to be published four consecutive weeks prior to the day of sale hereinafter mentioned in the Woodstock Sentinel, a weekly newspaper published in the city of Woodstock in the County and state aforesaid, the first publication of which notice was on the 18th day of March 1880 and the last on the 15th day of April 1880, a copy of which notices with the printers certificate of publication is hereto attached marked "Exhibit A" and made a part of this report. That on the 15th day of April AD 1880 at the hour of one o’clock in the afternoon of said day at the front door of the mansion house on the premises hereinafter described, being the time and place of sale specified in said notices, he offered the following described real estate for sale at public vendue to the highest and best bidder therefore; to-wit: The south-east quarter of section twenty-two(22); the west half of the south-west quarter of section twenty-three(23); the north-west quarter of section twenty-six(26); the north-west quarter of the south-west quarter of section twenty-six(26); the north-east quarter of section twenty-seven(27); the south-east quarter of section twenty-seven(27); also commencing thirty rods north of the south-west corner of the north-west quarter of section thirty-six(36), thence north on the west line of said section thirty rods, thence east twenty-six rods sixteen and one half links, thence south thirty rods, thence west twenty-six rods sixteen and one half links to the place of beginning containing five acres of land; and also a strip of land off from the east side of the south-west quarter of section twenty-two(22); and also a strip of land off from the east side of the north-west quarter of section twenty-seven(27); the last two mentioned pieces or parcels of land containing about fifty-five acres of land and being the same pieces or parcels of land reserved in a deed from John Stewart to C. Vander Karr bearing date June 11 1870 and recorded in book 47 of deeds at page 123; and also a three corned strip of land in the south-east corner of the south-east quarter of the south-west quarter of section twenty-seven(27); containing four acres of land, more or less, and being all of said south-east quarter of said south-west quarter of section twenty-seven(27) not owned by W H Stewart and John J Stewart having bid therefore the sum of Twelve Thousand dollars, which was the highest and best bid for the same, the said tracts of land were struck off and sold to him for said sum.

And thereupon the said John J Stewart paid to the undersigned the said sum of Twelve Thousand ($12000) dollars as the purchase money of said real estate.

That said sale was made subject to the widow’s right of dower and homestead in the aforesaid described real estate and that in all respects your administrator has complied with the terms of the decree rendered and filed in said cause at the March Term AD 1880 and that your administrator has prepared a deed of the premises aforesaid and that the same is ready to be delivered wherefore your administrator asks that this report be approved and that he be directed to deliver said deed to the purchaser of said real estate.

All of which is respectfully submitted.
Dated this 4th day of May AD 1880
W H Stewart (s) Administrator
Subscribed and Administrator of the estate
of Robert WStewart, Dec.

Sworn to before me
This 6 day of May AD 1880

E E Richards (s)
Clerk of the Circuit Court

 

 

PUBLISHER’S CERTIFICATE

The undersigned, Publisher of the SENTINEL, a weekly newspaper published in Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois, hereby certifies that the accompanying Notice was published in said paper 4 consecutive weeks the first publication being on the 18 day of March A. D. 1880 and the last on the 15th day of April A. D. 1880.

Publisher’s Fee $7.00
Southworth Glenmore (s)
Woodstock, Ill April 28, 1880 Publisher Sentinel

Received payment, Southworth Glenmore(s)

 

News clipping of Notice:

ADMINISTRATORS SALE OF REAL ESTATE

 

In the estate of Robert W. Stewart, deceased,

By virtue of a decretal order of the county court of McHenry county, and state of Illinois, entered of record at the March Term A. D. 1880, to-wit: On the 15th day of March A. D. 1880, made on the petition of William H. Stewart, administrator of the estate of Robert W. Stewart, deceased, for leave to sell real estate of said deceased to pay debts, I shall on the 15th day of April A. D. 1880, at the hour of one o’clock in the afternoon of said day, at the front door of the mansion house on the premises hereinafter described, off for sale and sell at public vendue, to the highest and best bidder therefor, all the following described real estate situated, lying and being in township forth-six north of range seven, east of the third principal meridian, in the county of McHenry and state of Illinois to-wit: The south-east quarter of section twenty-two(22); the west half of the south-west quarter of section twenty-three(23); the north-west quarter of section twenty-six(26); the north-west quarter of the south-west quarter of section twenty-six(26); the north-east quarter of section twenty-seven(27); the south-east quarter of section twenty-seven(27); also commencing thirty rods north of the south-west corner of the north-west quarter

of section thirty-six(36), thence north on the west line of said section thirty rods, thence east twenty-six rods sixteen and one half links, thence south thirty rods, thence west twenty-six rods sixteen and one half links to the place of beginning containing five acres of land; and also a strip of land off from the east side of the south-west quarter of section twenty-two(22); and also a strip of land off from the east side of the north-west quarter of section twenty-seven(27); the last two mentioned pieces or parcels of land containing about fifty-five acres of land and being the same pieces or parcels of land reserved in a deed from John Stewart to C. Vander Karr bearing date June 11 1870 and recorded in book 47 of deeds at page 123; and also a three corned strip of land in the south-east corner of the south-east quarter of the south-west quarter of section twenty-seven(27); containing four acres of land, more or less, and being all of said south-east quarter of said south-west quarter of section twenty-seven(27) not owned by W H Stewart; said sale to be subject to the widow’s right of dower and homestead in the above described premises.

Terms of sale: Cash
William H Stewart,
Administrator of the estate of Robert W Stewart, deceased. April 15th A. D. 1880

 

Document: # 22 REPORT OF SALE

 


 

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