Adoption Certificate
Florence and Hattie Sanchez by Leuis Wholley
October 8, 1890
National Archives - Pension Records
Note: Cut off at top State of Florida, Saint Johns County. In the County Court of said County.

This is the adoption certificate granted by Judge C. B. Bricknor, County Judge to Leuis Wholley for the children of Simon Sanchez and Jane Cook. This was used to
attempt to get a pension for these children from the benefit of Simon Sanchez 33rd USCT, Company F.

By the Judge of said Court.

To all to whom these Presents shall come --- GREETING:

Whereas, Leuis Wholley hath applied to the Judge of the County Court of said County of
St. Johns to be appointed Guardian of the persons and Estates of Florence
Sanchez and Hattie Sanchez

Minor children of Simon Sanchez and Jane Cook and it appearing to the Judge of said Court that he has been selected as the guardian by the mother of the children
and also appearing to the Judge of said Court that said Leuis Whalley fit and proper person to receive said appointment, and the said Leuis Whalley having in due
form of law taken the oath, and performed all other acts necessary to his just qualification as such Guardian:

Now, Therefore, Know Ye, That I C. B. Bricknor County Judge, in and for the County aforesaid, by virtue  of the power and authority by law in me vested, do
hereby declare the said Leuis Whalley duly qualified, under and by the laws of said State, to act as guardian of said minors Florence Sanchez and Hattie Sanchez and
hath full power, by virtue of these presents, to have the care, custody and control of said Minor and duly entitled to take possession of, and to have and hold for the
benefit of said Minor, all and singular the goods, chattels, credits and estate of said Minor as shall be in accordance with law during the legal continuance of said
guardianship, unt6il the said Minor shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years, or until the said guardianship shall be duly revoked according to law.

In Testimony Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of said Court, at St. Augustine this 8th day of October A.D. 1890.

C. B. Bricknor
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