In 1844 Garrard III and Eliza Ann Hamilton Morgan were living near her parents, James P. and Margaret Turner Hamilton, in Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana. When James died, son-in-law, Garrard, was appointed administrator of James' estate.
P229, May 12, 1845. Garrard Morgan administrator of the estate of James P. Hamilton deceased VS Margaret Hamilton the widow and Jesse Hamilton etal [sic] heirs of James P. Hamilton deceased in a petition to sell real estate to pay the debts of the estate. The real estate was eighty acres in Section 33, township 11, range 9.
P231-232, July 20, 1845. Jesse T. Hamilton was listed as an heir and as a non-resident of Indiana in a petition to sell the real estate of James P. Hamilton deceased. Other heirs; Margaret Hamilton, Garrard and Eliza Morgan, George W. and Sarah Jane Hopkins and John T., James A., David M., Francis P. and Garrard M. Hamilton. An ad of this sale was to be placed in the Greensburg Repository.
P247, Feb 10, 1846. Garrard Morgan administrator of the estate of James P. Hamilton deceased reported to the court that he had sold James’ real estate in section 33, township 11, range 9 to Parish Aldrich.
P293. Feb 17. [presumably 1848] Final settlement was made of the estate of James P. Hamilton deceased. A sum was due the administrator in this final settlement which he agreed to pay out of his own funds.
P394-394, Feb 1848 (from page 552-probate book D) On his application, Garrard Morgan was appointed administrator Feb. 6, 1844 of the estate of James P. Hamilton deceased with James B. Foley and Chatfield Howell as his securities. Filed in court was an inventory of James’ personal property appraised by John Whitlow and Joshua Clark, which was insufficient to pay the debts of the estate and the adm. petitioned the court to sell James’ real estate in section 33, township 11, range 9 of 80 acres. At his death he left as his heirs; the widow Margaret, Jesse T. Hamilton, Garrard and Eliza Morgan-late Eliza Hamilton, George W. and wife Sarah Jane Hopkins, and John T., Sarah M., James A., *David W., *Francis P. and *Garrard M. Hamilton. * were minors. Jesse T. was listed as a non-resident of Indiana. The real estate was purchased by Parish Aldrich. Final settlement was made in Feb. 1848 with the adm. paying part of the claims against the estate out of his own funds.
I looked through this book to get a better feel for who the 100 Hamiltons on 1850 Census for Decatur, Indiana are--and I found James and Margaret's entire family--what a thrill! And I already know who some of these folks are.
From Court Records of Decatur County, Indiana 1822-1848, by Maurice Holmes, Copyright 1980, by Maurice Holmes, US/CAN 977.216 P2c