Guardianship of
Dennis Marion Barnhill

The State of South Carolina, }
County of Horry }

Know All Men by These Presents, That we Corine Barnhill Moore as principal and Hubert Frederick Moore as Surety are holden and firmly bound unto H. E. Blanton Judge of Probate for the County of Horry in the full and just sum of One Hundred and No/100 ($100.00) Dollars, to be paid to the said H. E. Blanton or his successors, Judges of Probate of this County, or to their certain Attorney or Assigns. To which payments well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and every of us, our and every of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, for the whole, and in the whole, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seals and dated the 2nd day of Ocober in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-four and in one hundred and sixty-ninth year of American Independence.

The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden Corine Barnhill Moore Guardian of the Person and Estate of Dennis Marion Barnhill do and shall carefully and handsomely bring up the said Dennis Marion Barnhill during minority and nonage, with necessary meat, drink, washing, lodging, apparel and learning, according to his degree, and shall during the time the said Corine Barnhill Moore shall be guardian and tutor unto the said Dennis Marion Barnhill defend him from hurt of body, loss of goods and lands, so far as in her power lieth, and such portions as shall fal due unto the said Dennis Marion Barnhill of the goods and chattels of any person whatsoever, according to the inventory, or by any other way whatsoever, shall deliver and pay unto the said Dennis Marion Barnhill when he shall come of age to receive the same by law. And if it happens that the said Dennis Marin shall die before the time, then if the said Corine Barnhill Moore do contract and pay the portions and other rights of the said Dennis Marion Barnhill to whom the law shall appoint the same to be paid, or who, by proximity of blood ought to have it. And shal also render a true and perfect account upon the tuition to her granted, when thereunto required; and also save and keep harmless the above named Judge of Probate, and all other Officers and Ministers under him, for or by reason of granting the said Letters of Guardianship, that then the above obligaton to be void and of noneffect, or else remain in full force and virtue.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered
In The Presence of
Bettie C. Jordan
H. E. Blanton
Corine Barnhill Moore (L.S.) Principal
Hubert Frederick Moore (L.S.) Surety


The State of South Carolina, }
County of Horry }

Personally appeared Hubert Frederick Moore surety to the within Guardian Bond, who maketh oath that he is bona fide possessed of, interest in, or entitled to an Estate, Real or Personal, or both, to the amount of One Hundred and no/100 ($100.00) Dollars, in his own right, exclusive of all debts and liabilities, to, for, or on account of any person or persons whomsoever.

Hubert Frederick Moore
Sworm to before me this 2nd day of October 1944
H. E. Blanton
Notary Public for S.C.


State of South Carolina
County of Horry

Estate of Dennis Marion Barnhill, Minor
Guardian Bond
Book Of Letters of Guardianship and Guardian Bond Book '4' Page 35, October 2, 1944.
H. E. Blanton
Probate Judge


The State of South Carolina }
County of Horry }
In The Probate Court Ex. Parte Dennis Marion Barnhill
In Re, the Estate of Petition for Letters of Guardianship
Dennis Marion Barnhill for Minor Over Fourteen Years of Age, Minor and Order Thereon.

To H. E. Blanton, Probate Judge of said County:
The petition of Dennis Marion Barnhill of the County and State aforesaid, respectfully shows to this Court:
   1. That your petitioner is a resident of the County of Horry, State of South Carolina and is a minor male child over fourteen years of age; that Dennis Marion Barnhill will be 18 years of Age on the 8th of Ocober, 1944 and has no general or testamentary guardian.
   2. That your Petitioner desires to enlist in the United States Navy and is in need of a Guardian for this purpose and that to protect and preserve the legal rights of your petitioner, it is necessary that some proper person should be appointed the Guardian of his person and estate during his minority.
   3. Your petition, therefore, nominates, subject to the approbation of this Court Corine Elizabeth Barnhill Moore, who is a sister of your petitioners to be such guardian, and prays her appointment accordingly, and your petitioner will ever pray.

Dennis Marion Barnhill
Conway, S.C.
October 2, 1944

State of South Carolina
County of Horry

Personally appeared Dennis Marion Barnhill who, being duly sworn, says that the facts stated in the foregoing petition are true.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2 day of October, 1944
Dennis Marion Barnhill
B. E. Blanton (.S.)
Notary Public for S.C.


Consent of Person to be Appointed

I, Corine Barnhill Moore, of the County of Horry, State of South Carolina, consent to be appointed the guardian of the person and estate of the within named minor during said minor's minority.

Conway, S.C.
October 2, 1944
Corine Barnhill Moore
Rt. #2, Conway, S.C.


Order for Letters of Guardianship

In the matter of the person and estate of Dennis Marion Barnhill

On reading and filing the foregoing petition, and it appearing that the facts stated therein are true, and Corine Barnhill Moore having filed her bond in due form of law, with sureties approved by this Court; it is,

Ordered that the said Corine Barnhill Moore be appointed the guardian of the person and estate of the minor mentioned in the foregoing petition until he shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years, and that Letters of Guardianship issue accordingly.

Conway, South Carolina,
this 2 day of October 1944
H. E. Blanton
Judge of Probate

Box No. 110 Package No. 9
State of South Carolina
County of Horry
In the Probate Court
Ex Parte; Dennis Marion Barnhill Petitioner.
In Re, the Estate of Dennis Marion Barnhill Minor
Petition For Leters of Guardianship for Minor Over Fourteen Years of Age, Consent of Person to be Appointed and Order For Letters of Guardianship.
Filed this 2nd day of October 1944
Recorded in Book of Petitions & Orders "B" at page 50
H. E. Blanton, Probate Judge.

Contributed by Dianne Moore

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