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Benton Clay Ijams, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1836
Tishomingo County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 1875
McNairy County
Tennessee, USA

Married Lucretia Catherine Hurley in 1862 in McNairy Co., TN.

1870 McNairy Co., TN census Dist. 5
IJAMS Benton C. 34 male white grocer MS
Catherne 25 female white keeping house TN
Wm. B. 1 male white TN
Ben 7 male black MS (wonder is this is the Ben ROBERTSON age 16, black, bound to Joseph C. Ijams on the 1880 census???)
Joseph C. 25 male white clerk MS

State of Tennessee McNairy County
ADMINISTRATION
We, A.B. Hamm, J.C. Ijams, J.R. Hurly and J.M. Hamm are bound to the state of Tennesee in the penalty of $3,000.00.
Witness our hands this 6th day of Decr. 1875.
The condition of this obligation is such, That, whereas, the above bound A.B. Hamm has been appointed administrator of B.C. Ijams, deceased.
Now, if the said A.B. Hamm shall well and truly at such administrator perform all the duties which are or may be required by law, this Obligation shall be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed: A.B. Hamm, J.C. Ijams, J.R. Hurley, J.M. Hamm
Acknowledged and approved Dec. 6th, 1875
C. Shull, County Court Clerk

1880 McNairy Co., TN census Dist. 5
IJAMES Cathrine wife female 34 widowed keeping house TN TN AL
Laura female 9 daughter TN TN TN
Clay female 4 daughter TN TN TN
Rebecca female 7 daughter TN TN TN
next household
IJAMES J.C. white male 33 married merchant MS NC TN
Julia female 25 wife married keeping house MS MS KY
Kathrine female 6 daughter TN MS MS
Lillie female 4 daughter TN MS MS
Aurthor male 9 months son TN MS MS

GUARDIANS BOND State of Tennessee McNairy County page 165
County Court March term 1880
Lucretia C. Ijams guardian of Laura A., Rebecca E., and Benton C. Ijams
We, Lucretia C. Ijams, J.C. Ijams, J.R. Hurley and A.B. Hamm, are bound to the State of Tennessee in the penalty of $2,000.00.
Witness our hands and seals, this first day of March, 1880.
The condition of this Obligation is such, That, whereas, the above bound Lucretia C. Ijams has been appointed guardian of Laura A., Rebecca E., and Benton C. Ijams minor children of Benton C. Ijams, Sr., deceased.

SETTLEMENT
Settlement with Mrs. L.C. Ijams, guardian for Laura A., Rebecca E., and Benton C. Ijams, Jr. minor heirs of Benton C. Ijams, Sr., deceased made January 1885.
DEBITS
To amount due Laura A. as shown from last settlement on page 130, $593.96.
To interest on same 24 months and 6th January 1885, $71.27.
To amount 1/4 of $920.76 received from A.B. Hamm amninistrator of estate of B.C. Ijams, deceased $230.19
To amount 1/3 received from G.L. Ijams as administrator of the estate of Burgis Ijams deceased, minors grandfather $40.76.
Average interest on same $2.75
Total $958.93

By
Amount paid 1/4 of accounts for supplies including washing and house rent for the years 1883 and 1884 $98.60
Amount for clothing for the years 1883 and 1884 $35.05
Amount for tuition music teacher Miss Reynolds $22.00
Amount Professor Wills tuition $6.00
Amount tuition writing school $1.00
Amount guardian for services for two years at 2 1/2 percent a year $29.69
Amount clerk of this settlement $1.00
Amount average interest $15.00
Total credits $208.34
Amount due Laura A. $730.59

DEBIT
Amount due Rebecca E. as shown from last settlement on page 180, $638.12.
Amount interest on same 24 months and to January 1885, $76.57.
1/4 of $920.76 received from A.B. Hamm as adminst. of the estate of B.C. Ijams, deceased $230.19.
Amount received from G.L. Ijams, adm. of Burgis Ijams deceased minors grandfather $40.76.
Average interest on same $2.75
Total $988.39

CREDIT
Amount 1/4 of supplies house rent washing and clothing for the years 1883 and 1884, $98.60.
Amount for clothing for 1883 and 1884, $32.40.
Amt. tuition $4.00.
Amt. average interest $12.50.
Amt. due clerk 1/4 this settlement $1.00.
Adm. services two years and to date of settlement $31.90.
Total credits $180.40.
Amt. due by guardian Rebecca E. $807.99.

DEBIT
To amount due Benton C., Jr. as shown from last settlement as on page 131, $698.04.
Interest on same 24 months to Jan. 1886 $83.76.
1/4 of $920.76 amount received from A.B. Hamm as adm. of the estate of B.C. Ijams, deceased $230.19.
Received from G.L. Ijams adm. of Burgis Ijams deceased, minors grandfather $40.76.
Average interest on same $2.75.
Total $1055.50.

CREDIT
By 1/4 for supplies house rent washing and clothing $98.60.
Amt. clothing for the years 1883 and 1884, $18.55.
Amt. tuition $6.25.
Amt. average interest on same for 1883 and 1884 $12.00.
Administratrix services for two years and to this settlement $34.90.
Clerk 1/3 for this settlement $1.00.
Total credits. $171.30.
Balance $884.20.

SETTLEMENT WITH MRS. L.C. IJAMS AS GUARDIAN FOR LAURA A., REBECCA E., and BENTON C. IJAMS
Heirs of B.C. Ijames, deceased made 30th August 1894.
Amt. shown due Laura page 254 $482.91
interest on same as 3 1/3 percent being amt. net interest due to Oct. 9, 1890, $16.90.
Interest on same Oct. 9, 1891, $17.49.
Interest on same Oct. 9, 1892, $18.10.
Interest on same Oct. 9, 1893, $18.74.
Interest on same Aug. 1894, $16.10
Total $570.14.
Guardian reports other matters have been received and paid out but produces clear receipt from Laura A. Burgess and her husband, T.A. Burgess, for all amounts which is herewith filed in this settlement she being of age.

DEBIT
To Amt. shown due Rebecca E. as of record on page 254, $665.87.
Amt. interest 3 1/3 percent which is amt. due 2 1/2 percent comms. off for 1 year and to Oct. 9, 1890, $23.31.
Interest 3 1/2 percent to Oct. 9, 1891, $24.12.
Interest 3 1/2 percent to Oct. 9, 1892, $25.07.
Interest 3 1/2 percent to Oct. 9, 1893, $25.84.
Interest 3 1/2 percent this settlement 10 months?, $22.27.
Total $786.48.
Guardian as in above case reports other funds from rents and clothing have come into her hands and other disbursements but Rebecca E. being of age and having receipted her mother as above in full clerk is not particular about charges and credits in receipt in full filed herein. $786.48.

DEBIT
To amt. shown due Benton C. page 254, $811.09.
Amt. years interest on same to Oct. 9, 1890, $48.66
Due $859.75.
Amt. 2 1/2 percent comm. 1 yer. Oct. 1890, $20.21.
Amt. net due Oct. 9, 1890, $339.48.
Amt. 1 years interest to Oct. 9, 1891, $50.37.
Amt. 2 1/2 percent comms. 1 yr. Oct. 9, 1891, $20.99.
Interest on same 1 year to Oct. 9, 1892, $?2.13.
Amt. 2 1/2 percent comms. 1 year Oct. 9, 1892, $21.72.
Interest 1 year to Oct. 9, 1893, (marked out)
Amt. 2 1/2 percent comms. to Oct. 9, 1893, $22.48.
Interest 10 months and to this settlement $46.50.
2 1/2 percent 10 months $18.74.
Net due this settlement $959.50.

BY
Amt. received rents for 1889 $16.28
3 1/2 percent int. to 1891, 1 year .57.
3 1/2 percent int. 1892, .59.
Amt. interest 1 year and fraction .86.
Amt. rents for 1890 $27.16.
average interest $5.00.
Rents for 1891 $26.54
average interest $3.00.
Rents for 1892, $16.75.
Average interest $1.00.
Rents for 1893, $23.94.
Average interest .75.

CREDIT
By total due for dry goods toward tuition, wood, coal and credit for 1889, $68.20.
Interest on same $7.50.
Net due for 1889, $75.70.
Amt. account for 1890, $74.87
Int. on same $17.22.
Total $92.09.
Amt. acct. for 1891 and int. on same, $87.15.
Amt. acct. for 1892 and int. on same, $100.83.
Amt. acct. for 1893 and int. on same, $118.49.
Due Benton C. Ijames, $559.35
Approved Sept. term 1894. 
 
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 Parents:
  Burgess Ijams (1801 - 1881)
  Catherine Woodard Ijams (1812 - 1896)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucretia Catherine Hurley Ijams (1845 - 1936)
 
 Children:
  William B. Ijams (1859 - 1873)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charlotte Elizabeth Ijams Potts (1833 - 1891)*
  Benton Clay Ijams (1836 - 1875)
  Nancy Ann Ijams Boone (1839 - 1926)*
  George Allison Ijams (1852 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Wenasoga
Alcorn County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Vicki Burress Roach
Record added: Jan 27, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10384537
Benton Clay Ijams, Sr
Added by: Vicki Burress Roach
 
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- Lila Cole
 Added: Apr. 16, 2013
Rest in peace.
- Vicki Burress Roach
 Added: Oct. 9, 2007
 
 
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