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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Guardianship of the Children of Ida Caroline Mulloy Perkins

On 20 June 1887, Ida Caroline Mulloy Perkins, wife of William James Perkins and daughter of William A. Mulloy and Mary F., passed away leaving 5 small children.

Her children were:
i. Robert J. Perkins was born about 1876 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Lillian Hortense Perkins was born on 14 Jan 1876 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 27 Jun 1936 at the age of 60.
iii. Clarence Perkins was born in 8 Mar 1878 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 
iv. William James "Willie" Perkins, Jr., was born in Mar 1883 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. Floris Jeanette  Perkins, born 6 Oct 1885, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; she married William Simeon Mann Sr.; died 24 Oct 1967, Telfair County, Georgia.
William James Perkins petitioned the Courts for the guardianship of 3 of these 5 children, Robert J., William James “Willie” and Floris.

Guardianship of Ida C. Perkins Children
Transcription:

The State of South Carolina, In Probate Court.
County of Chesterfield.
Ex parte W. J. Perkins
In re R. J. Perkins, W. J. Perkins Jr.,
And Floris Perkins, infants Petition for Appointment as Guardian
The Petition of W. J. Perkins respectfully submits to the Court:
That he is the father of the above-names infants, R. J. Perkins, W. J. Perkins Jr., and Floris Perkins, and that there is in the hands of G. J. Redfearn Esq., Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for Chesterfield County, State of South Carolina. The sum of $73.66 belonging to each of said infants. That the said infants have no Guardian to represent them and to collect the sais sums of money for them, and he is desirous of collecting the said sums of money for them and using same for their support and education.
Wherefore he prays that he may be by this Honorable Court appoint as Guardian for the said infants whose ages are as follows:
                                                           R. J. Perkins is 19 years of age:
                                                           W. J. Perkins is 17 years of age:
                                                           And Floris Perkins is 14 years of age.
                                                                                                     W. J. Perkins

State of Georgia,
County of
Personally appears before the subscribing officer W. J. Perkins who on oath says that the foregoing Petition is true of his own knowledge, except as to the amount of money which is alleged to be in the hands of G. J. Redfearn, Clerk of Court, and as to that matter he is informed and believes that same is true.
Sworn to before me                                               W. J. Perkins
the 7th day of March 1900.

To: Thos L. Huntley, Esq., Probate Judge:
We, the undersigned, being over the age of fourteen years, hereby request you appoint W. J. Perkins as Guardian for us.
                                                                          R. J. Perkins
                                                                          Floris J. Perkins
                                                                          W. J. Perkins, Jr.

The father, William James Perkins, Sr., was granted guardianship, by the Court, for the 3 minor children named within.

In 1888, William James Perkins remarried to a young lady with the given name of Ardelia; last name unknown and shortly thereafter moved to Coffee County, Georgia where he died on 12 May 1905.

The husband of Ida Caroline Mulloy was my 2nd Cousin 3 times removed.

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1. Probate folder #674 - "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N32G-D?cc=1911928&wc=MPP5-3TT%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191220701 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0638-0757 > image 556 of 1623; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
2. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 August 2012); Memorial page for William James Perkins; (9 April 1853–12 May 1905); Find a Grave memorial # 46115494, Citing Broxton City Cemetery; Broxton, Coffee County, Georgia, USA.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 145, Line 7, Dwelling 726, Family 724, Household of John H. PERKINS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
4. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 308B; Line 25, Dwelling 407, Family 407, Household of John H. PERKINS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 13 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
5. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page: 328B; Line 17, Dwelling 324, Family 324, Household of W. J. PERKINS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 17 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
6. 1900 U. S. Census, Coffee County, Georgia, population schedule, Wooten, Coffee County, Georgia, enumeration district (ED) 22, Page: 13B/89B (stamped); Line 51, Dwelling 233, Family 233, Household of William J. PERKINS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 17 August 2012); citing NARA publication Roll: T623_0189.
7. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, William Jordon Perkins (9 April 1853–12 May 1905), Memorial # 46115494.
8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Ida G. Mulloy Perkins (1855-Jun. 20, 1887), Memorial # 66484183.














































2 comments:

  1. Charlie, is it because the children had an inheritance than a formal guardianship had to be established?

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  2. Colleen, That along with the fact the the family had moved to Georgia. So some of it had to do with verification and compliance.

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