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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Agreeing With Brother's Estate

This woman signed off on her brother's estate settlement in the late 1930s in Adams County, Illinois.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Another Kentucky Court Document Signer

Another signature from the 1820 era court document from Kentucky.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Two for the Price of One

These two signatures were difficult to separate on this 1822 court document from Kentucky.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Kentucky Court Document

This signature comes from a Kentucky county court document in the 1820s

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Brother CanSettle My Brother's Estate

This man signed for his one brother to be the adminstrator of the estate of another deceased brother in the 1930s in Illinois.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Okaying Brother's Estate

This individual signed off on her brother's late 1930 era estate settlement in Quincy, Illinois. For the curious, there was not any money from the brother's estate for his siblings anyway--what little was left actually went to the adminstrator to offset some of his expenses.

Friday, March 25, 2011

I'm Helping Settle Brother's Affairs

This gentleman signed a petition to be co-administrator of his deceased brother's estate in the early twentieth century in Hancock County, Illinois.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Settling Up Father-in-Law's Things

This individual was the executor of his father-in-law's estate in Adams County, Illinois, in the 1910s.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Signing My Name While My Wife Makes Her Mark

This set of signatures from an 1824 document executed in Kentucky. Apparently the husband wrote in his wife's name for her to make her mark.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Minister Says I'm Telling the Truth

This gentleman, who indicated he was a minister, signed a early 19th century pension application for a Revolutionary War veteran in Kentucky. I guess they were hoping testimony would be more credible if a minister believed it.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Settling Brother's Affairs

This gentleman signed to be adminstrator of his brother's estate in Hancock County, Illinois, in the early 20th century.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Signing Off on Dad's Estate

This individual signed off on her father's estate settlement in a document located at the courthouse in Quincy, Illinois in the 1910s.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My Mother's Will Made Some People Mad

This is one of the executrixes from the will mentioned in yesterday's post.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Signing My Will and Irritating Some Children

This German native signed her will in 1920 in Quincy, Illinois. A few of her children were not too happy with it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Witnessing That 1798 Marriage

This individual witnessed the father of the bride's letter of permission from a 1798 marriage in Virginia.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Son Can Get Hitched

This is the signature of the father of the groom on a marriage in 1798 in Virginia. Another of my 6th great-grandfathers.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Daughter Can Get Hitched

This signature comes from a 1798 marriage bond in Virginia. Born in the mid 1700s, this individual is my 6th great grandfather.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Another Signed the Funeral Book

This individual signed the funeral book for Peter Verikios in the Calumet City, Illinois, area in the 1940s.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Two Fused as One

These two signatures are somewhat difficult to separate out. They come from the same 1948 funeral book from the Calumet City, Illinois, area as did yesterday's signature.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Signing a 1948 Funeral Book in Chicago

This individual signed the 1948 funeral book of Peter Verikios in the Calumet City, Illinois, area. This is one that I don't know who it is supposed to be.

Friday, March 11, 2011

My 1918 Passport

This US government employee applied for a passport in 1918.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I am the Secretary for the Dills Lodge

This signature comes from the same 1913 letter mentioned in yesterday's post. This one's easy too.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Helping out the Neighbor Whose Really Sick

This signature is from a November 1913 letter from the West Point, Illinois Masonic lodge requesting reimbursement for nursing and funeral expenses for a neighbor who needed assistance and didn't have ready funds to pay for it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Self-Employed in Bartonville

This resident of Bartonville, Illinois, was 61 years old and running his own business when he registered for the World War II draft.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Born In Clayton

This 64-year old native of Clayton, Illinois, was self-employed at the time of the World War II draft registration. Might not have been married either as the "person who will always know your address" was a George Rosendale.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Contractor Signs for the Draft

This Missouri native was a contractor working in Alton, Illinois, when he signed his World War II draft card.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Peorian Passport Paper

This native of Peoria, Illinois was thirty years old when he applied for a passport in 1889. Any thoughts on this name?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Just What Is That First Letter?

He's no relative of mine, but this 58 year old native of Woodford County, Illinois, was living in Iroquois County when he registered. And while he's not a relative, I've got ones with this first name and ones with this last name.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Got Myself in Trouble During the Civil War

This individual signs a bond that appears in his file in the Union Provost Marshal Files of Individual Citizens 1861-1865. Bond signed in February of 1865

Tuesday, March 1, 2011