Person:Matilda Townsend (1)

Matilda Townsend
Facts and Events
Name[3] Matilda Townsend
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1814 Kentucky, United States
Marriage 1 May 1833 Schuyler, Illinois, United Statesto William B Wheeler
Death[1][2] 6 May 1883 Adams, Illinois, United States
Probate[2] 14 May 1883 Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States
Burial[1] Burton Cemetery, Burton, Adams, Illinois, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Matilda Townsend Wheeler, in Find A Grave.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Illinois. County Court (Adams County). Will boxes, ca. 1871-1931, 1932 (1 will) 1935 (1 will); index, 1837-1964. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974 ; 1969), Probate Box 36.

    Know Ye, that Whereas, Matilda Wheeler late of the County of Adams and State of Illinois, died intestate, so it is said, on or about the sixth day of May A.D. 1883, having at the time of her decease, personal property in this State, liable to be lost, destroyed or diminished in value, unless speedy care should be taken of the same.

    To the end, therefore, that said property may be collected and preserved for those who shall appear to have legal right or interest therein, we do hereby appoint Samuel S. Nesbitt of the County of Adams and State of Illinois, Administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of the said Matilda Wheeler at the time of d(ecease?), with full power and authority to secure and collect the said property and debts, wheresoever the same may be found in this state, and in general, to do and perform all other acts which now are, or hereafter may be required of heirs by law,

    Witness Willie Naselund Clerk of the County Court of said County of Adams and the seal of said Court, at his office in Quincy this 14th day of May A.D. 1883
    William Naselund Clerk C.C.

  3. May be a daughter of George Washington Townsend and Mary Combs. However, George Townsend left no will. Research is ongoing. In the 1880 Census, Matilda gives her father's birth place as North Carolina and her mother's as Virginia.