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Samuel Joseph Chestnut, Sr.[1]

Male 1863 - 1931


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  16 Nov 1863  , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Guardianship Bond  7 Nov 1898  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • State of Georgia To the Ordinary of said County
      Decatur County The Petition of S J Chesnut Guardian for
      Chas L J Douglass Herbert, Fred and Hodgkiss Harrell
      minor children of C L Harrell deceased respectfully
      shows First that he is so situated in business and
      other ways that he cannot give the estate of his wards
      the attention that it needs Secondly: That being So
      situated the estate of his said wards will Suffer for
      the proper attention and care, unless some competent
      person is placed in charge there of, Thirdly Your peti
      tioner therefore desires to resign the said trust of Guardi
      an for the afore mentioned children, minors of the Said
      C L Harrell deceased Fourthly: Your petitioner brings
      E A Harrell and suggests that she be appointed in
      his stead as Guardian for the aforementioned wards
      and thereupon have settlement with Your petitioner
      Fifthly Therefore your petitioner prays that said E A Harrell
      be cited and also the nearest of kin to show cause
      if any they have why your petitioner should not be
      discharged from his said trust of Guardian as aforesaid
      S J Chesnut
      Guardian
      State of GeorgiaNov Term 1898
      Court of Ordinary Decatur County
      The above and foregoing petition of S J Chesnut
      Guardian to resign the Guardianship of Chas L J Douglass
      Herbert Fred and Hodgkiss Harrell minors of C L
      Harrell deceased being read and considered and
      and sufficient proof being shown for allowing
      a citation to issue it is ordered that the citation issue
      as prayed for
      This Nov 7th 1898T B Maxwell Ordinary
      State of Georgia in
      Decatur County
      To all whom it may concern S J
      Chesnut of said county Guardian for Chas L J Douglass Herbert
      Fred and Hodgkiss Harrell minor children of C L Harrell
      deceased having applied to me to resign the trust as
      Guardian for his said wards, of said county This is to
      cite E A Harrell and also the next of kin said wards
      to appear at the next term of the court of Ordinary
      in and for said county to be held on the first Mon
      day in December 1898 and show cause, if any they
      can why the said S J Chesnut should not be allowed
      to resign his Guardian ship for said minor children
      Witness my Official Signature This 7th day of Nov 1898
      T B Maxwell
      Ordinary
      Decatur Court of Ordinary
      December Term 1898
      It appearing to the court that citation for Discharge
      from the Guardianship of Chas L. J Douglass Herbert Fred
      and Hodgkiss Harrell has been duly issued and published
      and it also appearing to the court from a thorough exam
      ination of all the proceedings of said S J Chesnut Guardi
      an of said minors and there being no solid objection
      offered why said S J Chesnut Should not be discharged
      from his Guardianship It is ordered by the court that
      he be and is hereby discharged and that letters
      of dismission be issued to him
      This December 7th 1898
      T B Maxwell
      Ordinary
      Decatur Court of Ordinary November Term 1898
      By consent of Mrs E A Harrell for Letters of Guardian
      ship for her children Chas L J. Douglas Herbert
      Fred and Hodgkiss Harrell Minors Heirs of
      C L Harrell Deceased Ordered that Said
      E A Harrell Natural Guardian be and
      she is hereby appointed Guardian of the person
      and property and said minor children and
      that letters of Guardianship issue to her upon
      her taking and subscribing the oath and
      Giving the Bond required by law The amount
      of said Bond being hereby fixed at Sixty-Two Hundred & Foty Dollars
      This Dec 6th 1898
      T B Maxwell Ordinary
      Oath
      Georgia Decatur County
      I- E A Harrell do swear that I will
      well and truly perform all the duties required
      of me as Natural Guardian of Chas L J Douglass
      Herbert Fred and Hodgkiss Harrell minors
      and will faithfully account with my wards
      for their estate so help me God.
      E A Harrell
      Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21 day of December 1898
      T B Maxwell Ordinary
    Census: Federal  7 Jun 1900  Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1) Saml J. Chestnut, head, white male age 37, married 7 years, born Nov 1862 in GA, father born in SC, mother born in GA, physician, rents a home
      2) Ella H. Chestnut, wife, white female age 23, mother of 2, 2 living, born Feb 1877 in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Charles R. Chestnut, son, white male age 4, born May 1896 in GA, attended school
      4) Catherine Chestnut, daughter, white female age 1, born Mar 1899 in GA
    Census: Federal  21 Apr 1910  318 Evans Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1) Samuel J. Chestnut, head, white male age 50, married 18 years, born in GA, parents born in GA, physician, owns a home
      2) Mary E. Chestnut, wife, white female age 37, mother of 3, 3 living, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Charles R. Chestnut, son, white male age 14, born in GA, attended school
      4) Catherine Chestnut, daughter, white female age 11, born in GA, attended school
      5) Samuel J. Chestnut Jr., son, white male age 4, born in GA
    Census: Federal  7 Jan 1920  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    156 
    • 1) Samuel J. Chesnut, head, white male age 53, born in GA, father born in SC, mother born in GA, physician, surgeon, rents a home
      2) Mrs. Mary Ella Chesnut, wife, white female age 40, born in GA, parents born in GA, saleslady, dry goods
      3) Cathryn Chesnut, daughter, single white female age 20, born in GA, secretary to manager telco, attended school
      4) S. J. Chesnut, Jr., son, white male age 18, born in GA, attended school
    Census: Federal  10 Apr 1930  128 Troupe Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1) Sam J. Chesnut, head, white male age 67, married at 31, born in GA, father born in SC, mother born in GA, physician, general, owns a $5,000 home and has a radio
      2) Ella H. Chesnut, wife, white female age 53, married at 18, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Katherine C. Wimberly, daughter, widowed white female age 30, married at 21, born in GA, student
      4) Yvonne Wimberly, grand-daughter, white female age 7, born in GA, attended school
      5) Sam J. Chesnut, Jr., son, single white male age 23, born in GA, salesman, harderay[?]
    Died  10 Feb 1931  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I1374  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  10 Jan 2011 

    Father  Richard Gladney Chestnut,   b. Est 1842, , , , South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Mary King,   b. Est 1842, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F1629  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary "Ella" Harrell,   b. 17 Jan 1876, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1946, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Nov 1893  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Charles Richard Chestnut,   b. 9 Sep 1895, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1973, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Catherine Chestnut,   b. Mar 1899, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Samuel Joseph Chestnut, Jr.,   b. Abt 1906, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  8 Aug 2005 
    Family ID  F78  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Nov 1863 - , , , Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Nov 1893 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGuardianship Bond - 7 Nov 1898 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 7 Jun 1900 - Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 21 Apr 1910 - 318 Evans Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 156 - 7 Jan 1920 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 10 Apr 1930 - 128 Troupe Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Feb 1931 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, grave marker for Samuel Joseph Chestnut, MD, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 10 Mar 2006.

    2. [S951] Decatur County, Georgia, Minute Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), Book F: 1893-1900, pages 318-20, 16 Apr 2007.

    3. [S1261] 1900 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), T623, roll 191, Bainbridge-Militia District 513, enumeration district (ED) 29, p. 13B, dwelling 247, family 247, Saml J. Chestnut household, accessed 30 Nov 2006, 7 Jul 2008.

    4. [S1260] 1910 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006), T624, roll 184, Bainbridge-Militia District 513, enumeration district (ED) 51, p. 14A, dwelling 267, family 267, Samuel J. Chestnut household, accessed 30 Nov 2006, 16 Jun 2008.

    5. [S1251] 1920 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), Samuel J. Chesnut household, Bainbridge-Militia District 513, enumeration district 33, page 2B, dwelling 32, family 40; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T625, roll 248, 1 Dec 2006.

    6. [S1716] 1930 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 350, Bainbridge, enumeration district (ED) 2, sheet 10A, dwelling 486, family 486, Sam J. Chesnut household, accessed 1 Dec 2006, 10 Jan 2011.

    7. [S368] "Decatur County Georgia Marriage Records, 1824 - 1945," database, Decatur County, Georgia Rootsweb, Jordan Dodd, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~gadecatu/Marriage/surindex.html), marriage of Samuel J. Chestnut and M. Ella Harrell, 15 Nov 1893, B-758.