Estate of John Wesley "Jack" Byrd August 6, 1866
Stewart County, Tennessee (Microfilm Roll 55, page 113)
We, George W. Byrd, Bryant Futrell, and R.A. Stone are bound to the state in the penalty of six hundred dollars, witness our hands this 6th day of August, 1866 - the condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound George W. Byrd has been appointed administrator of John Byrd, deceased. Now if the said George W. Byrd shall well and truely as such administrator perform all the duties, which are or may be required by law, then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and Virtue.
Acknowledged in open
Court August Six in 1866
J. Williams Chairman
<signature> Geo. W. Byrd <signature>
R. A. Stone <signature>
X <his mark>
State of Tennessee }
Stewart County } To George W. Byrd, a citizen
of Stewart County.
It appearing to the County Court now in Session, that John
Byrd has died leaving no Will and the court being satisfied as to your claim to the administration and you having given bond and qualified as directed by law and the court having ordered that letters of administration be issued to you. These are therefore to authorise (sic) and empower you to take into your possession and control all the goods, chattle, claims, and papers of the said intestate and return a True and Perfect inventory thereof to our next County Court, to collect and pay all debts, and to do and transact all the duties in relation to said estate which now fully devolve on you as administrator, and after having settled up Said estate, to deliver the residue thereof to those who are by law entitled -
witness, W. Cook of Said Court at office this 6th day of August, 1866 and 91 year of American Independence.