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When minor heirs exist, guardianship records may be initiated. The court usually appointed a guardian for minors under fourteen years of age, but those older than fourteen were sometimes allowed to choose their own guardian.

If a father died with minor children, a guardianship might be filed even if their mother survived. Guardianship records may provide names of the children, married names, ages, dates of birth, residency, and miscellaneous family information

Guardianship records are available at the Jones County Courthouse. If you want additional help, the Jones County Genealogical Society can assist you in getting copies of documents you need. The records have been microfilmed by LDS and are available through Local Family History Centers.

GUARDIANSHIPS, 1844-1873

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