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Thomas B. Hughes Guardian for John F. H. Linton

John Francis Hancock Linton was the son of John Hancock Linton and Julia Green.  He was the grandson of Captain John Hancock Linton and Ann Nancy Mason; and Francis Green and Mary Bowles.  He was generally known as Frank – possibly to distinguish him from all the other John Linton’s!  Frank was born December 24, 1837, in Washington County.  Both his parents died the next year.  I don’t have a death date for his father, but his mother, Julia, died October 19, 1838.  Frank lived with various relatives throughout his younger days.  He never married, remaining a bachelor until his death on August 6, 1886.

Washington County, Kentucky, Will Book H

p. 325

Thomas B. Hughes as Guardian of John F. H. Linton, son and heir of John H. Linton, deceased.

Exhorts that he is the administrator of John H. Linton, deceased, the late father of his ward, that he is about making settlement of his administration account before the commissioners of the County Court which will embrace expenditures for his ward and as near as he can now bring said settlement this day he will find himself indebted to the estate about two hundred and twenty-five dollars.  His ward is the only heir and will be entitled to the balance of the estate.  His ward is in the receipt of about one hundred and forty dollars annual income from rent of land and about ten dollars for hire of negro.  He adds that there is now a suit pending against – August 21, 1848.

                                                               Thomas B. Hughes

Washington County Set.

At a county court began and held for Washington County at the Court House in Springfield on Monday, the 21st day of August, 1848.  This report of Thomas B. Hughes, guardian to John F. H. Linton, was returned to court and ordered to be recorded, which is accordingly done in Will Book H, page 325.  Given under my hand this 21st day of August, 1848.  W. B. Booker, Clerk

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  1. Did you see the will of John F Linton in will bk T page 265. produced in court Oct 25, 1886. Lots of Moran names on it at the bottom.

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