Petition of James H. Bacon In the latter of the Estate of Larkin C. Bacon deceased, for Letters of Administration on said Estatel
To the Hon. James Irwin, Judge of the County Court of McDonough County, in the State of Illinois.
The Petition of the undersigned James H. Bacon respectfully represents that Larkin C. Bacon late of the County of McDonough aforesaid, departed this life at Tennessee, IL in said County, on or about the 24th day of October A.D., 1877, leaving no last will and testament as far as your petitioner knows or believes.
And this Petition further shows that the said Larkin C. Bacon died, seized and possessed of Real and Personal Estate, consisting chiefly of Lands, Cattles, Horses, farmaing utensils, household goods and promissory notes, and............... all of said personal estate being estimated to be worth Ten Thousand Dollars.  That saiad deceased left surviving him Louisa L. Bacon his widow, and Margaret Johnson, Sarah A. Tunnicliff, Saphronia P. Bacon, Joseph B. Bacon, James H. Bacon, Harvey M. Bacon, Louisa Bacon, Clara Bacon, Nannie E. Bacon, William L. Bacon and Agnes Bacon his children as heirs.  That the petitioner (being a son of said deceased,) and believing the estate should be immediately administered, as well for the proper management of said Estate as for the prompt collection of the assets, by virtue of his right under the Statute, the said widow having renounced her right to administrator therefore prays that your Honor will grant Letters of lAdministration to your Petitioner in the premises, upon his taking the oath prescribed by the Statute, and entering into bond, in such sum and with securities, as may be approved by your Honor.  Signed: James H. Bacon
STATE of ILLINOIS , McDonough County ss. James H. Bacon being duly sworn, deposes and says that the facts averred in the above petition are true, according to the best of his knowledge, information and believe  Sworn to and subscribed before me , Allen L. Sparks, Clerk of the County of McDonough County this eighth day of November A.D. 1877.  A.L. Sparks - Clerk and signed again James H. Bacon