The following letter of administration was attached to a probate report I
received from Winston County Probate Record Books 4A, 1849 – 1851, pages
140-147. I have no idea who these people are. For the benefit of any interested
party I have transcribed the portion I have. My interpretation of the
deceased’s name is highly suspect.
Probate Court October term A.D. 1849.
In the matter of the estate of James W. McAdory deceased.
On reading and filing the petition of William F. Lewis, a creditor of said
deceased this day preferred. And upon taking and reading the relinquishment of
Jacob F. McAdory & that H--- McAdory the brother of said decedent,
Elizabeth Hisaw the sister and her husband Isaac Hisaw, Sarah F. Hickman, the
sister of decedent and her husband William Hickman and Susan S. McAdory the
sister of said decedent next of kin and who are all of lawful age wherein they
renounce all right to letters of administration on the estate of said decedent
and pray this court to grant letters of administration to William L. Lewis of
this county on the estate of said James W. McAdory, deceased. The court being
fully advised in the premises doth thereupon -pray that letters of
administration upon said estate be granted to said William F. Lewis upon his
taking the oath prescribed by law and entering into bond according to the form
of the statute in the sum of ---.
This will was transcribed by Richard Shelby