1794 - 1830
State of Illinois - Pike County
It having been represented to the Court of Probate in and for said County and State that Noble Shaw, Emily Shaw, and Ruffen Shaw, infant minor heirs of Aaron Shaw, deceased, and under the age of fourteen years were without guardian, and that they were possessed of personal estate and Edmund Strawn having entered into bond with security to the satisfaction of the Court - Now I W. Rup, Judge of Probate, in and for said County, do hereby constitute and appoint Edmund Strawn, of said County, Guardian of the aforesaid, Noble Shaw, Emily Shaw, and Ruffen Shaw. And Martha Shaw minor heirs of the said Aaron Shaw and over the age of fourteen years having signified her choice of Edmund Strawn as her guardian. I do appoint him guardian for the said Martha Shaw, until she arrives at the age of eighteen years. Humbly enjoining upon the said guardian all the duties required of him by law.
Witness: W. Rup, Judge of Probate
In and For Said County
At his Office in Atlas
This 9th Day of Dec. A.D. 1833
W. Rup, Judge of Probate