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Pierce Mothershead Family Ties


County Court Commissions & Guardianships
Jefferson County, Missouri

The commissions (below) are ones that relate to my ancestors (or that my ancestors took part in) and were abstracted from microfilm and handwritten records. A record of other commissions as well as marriages for Jefferson and surrounding Missouri counties can be found at Missouri Marriage Abstracts. It is an invaluable site!

  • Guardianship: John Murrell as principal, Whitaker Mothershead and Dyer Higgins as securities, bound $150; John Murrell named guardian of James Long, minor aged 16 years at the March Term 1839. dated 8 April 1839
  • Guardianship: Whitaker Mothershead as principal, with John Murrell and Willis F. Martin as securities, bound $150; Whitaker Mothershead named guardian of Samuel Long, minor aged 14 years at the April Term 1840. dated 5 June 1840
  • Commission: Henry G. Brown as principal, with Luther Johnston and Washington Pierce as securities, bound $1,000; Henry G. Brown named Constable of Big River Township, Jefferson Co., MO dated 8 August 1840
  • Guardianship: James Pounds as principal, with James Evans and Whitaker Mothershead as securities, bound $150; James Pounds named guardian of Sarah Long, minor aged 7 years. dated 27 July 1840
  • Guardianship: James Pounds as principal, with James Evans and Whitaker Mothershead as securities, bound $150; James Pounds named guardian of Milton Long, minor aged 11 years. dated 27 July 1840
  • Guardianship: James Pounds as principal, with James Evans and Whitaker Mothershead as securities, bound $150; James Pounds named guardian of Elizabeth Long, minor aged 13 years. dated 27 July 1840
  • Guardianship: Samuel Knight as principal, with Falkland H. Martin and Stephen Smith as securities, bound $200; Samuel Knight named guardian of America P. Knight, minor aged 14 years. dated 27 July 1840
  • Guardianship: Samuel Knight as principal, with F. H. Martin and Stephen Smith as securities, bound $200; Samuel Knight named guardian of Mary M. Y. Knight, minor aged 11 years. dated 27 July 1840
  • Guardianship: John Murrell as principal, with Orson Baker and Archer Cheatham as securities, bound $400; John Murrell named guardian of John Mothershead, heir of C. Mothershead, minor aged 9 years at the October Term 1840. dated 5 January 1841
  • Guardianship: John Murrell as principal, with Orson Baker and Archer Cheatham as securities, bound $400; John Murrell named guardian of Thomas Mothershead, heir of C. Mothershead, minor aged 11 years at the October Term 1840. dated 5 January 1841
  • Guardianship: John Murrell as principal, with Milton Baker and Archer Cheatham as securities, bound $400; John Murrell named guardian of Charles Mothershead, heir of C. Mothershead, minor aged 4 years. dated 5 January 1841
  • Guardianship: John Murrell as principal, with Milton Baker and Archer Cheatham as securities, bound $400; John Murrell named guardian of Willis Mothershead, heir of C. Mothershead, minor aged 6 years. dated 5 January 1841
  • Guardianship: Whitaker Mothershead as principal, with Gabriel J. Johnston and Joseph McKee as securities, bound $400; Whitaker Mothershead named guardian of Sarah E. Davis, minor aged 18 years. dated 26 July 1841
  • Guardianship: Jonathan A. Wise as principal, with Joseph Crawford as security, bound $200; Whitaker Mothershead named guardian of Alexander Wise, minor aged 15 years. dated 27 July 1841
  • Guardianship: Whiterker A. Mothershead as principal, with Willis F. Martin and Leander A. Williams as security, bound $400; Whitaker A. Mothershead named guardian of Thomas Mothershead, minor aged 16 year. dated 2 March 1844
  • Guardianship: John Murrell as principal, with John Hurst and Sameul(sic) McGee as securities, bound $400; John Murrell named guardian of John Mothershead, minor aged 9 years at the January Term 1841. dated 21 June 1844
  • Guardianship: John Murrell as principal, with John Hurst and Sameul(sic) McGee as securities, bound $400; John Murrell named guardian of Charles Mothershead, minor aged 4 years at the January Term 1841. dated 25 June 1844
  • Guardianship: John Murrell as principal, with John Hurst and Sameul(sic) McGee as securities, bound $400; John Murrell named guardian of Willis Mothershead, minor aged 6 years at the January Term 1841. dated 25 June 1844
  • Guardianship: James Williams as principal, with William G. Walker and Milton Baker as securities, bound $1500; James William named guardian of Ewen Y. Mitchell, minor of the age of 16 years in the December Term 1846. dated 5 January 1847
  • Guardianship: Calvin Johnson as principal, with William Senter and Henry P. Bates as securities, bound $100; Calvin Johnson named guardian of Stephen Graham, minor of the age of 16 years in the December Term 1846. dated 23 December 1846
  • Guardianship: Willis F. Martin as principal, with W. A. Mothershead and Zebalon Pritchett as securities, bound $500; Willis F. Martin named guardian of John Mothershead, minor of the age of 17 years. dated 19 June 1848 (signature is as Whitaker A. Mothershead)
  • Guardianship: Willis F. Martin as principal, with Whitaker A. Mothershead and Zebalon Pritchett as securities, bound $500; Willis F. Martin named guardian of Willis Mothershead, minor of the age of 14 years. dated 19 June 1848
  • Commission: Philip Pipkin Esqr. named as Public Administrator for Jefferson Co., MO, dated 19 June 1848; oath taken 6 October 1848; Philip Pipkin as principal, with L. Pritchett, Whitaker A. Mothershead, Shelton Richardson, Merrel Park, Alexander Smith, Milton Park and Augustine Wiley as securities, bound $15,000, dated 1 July 1848


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