FEBRUARY TERM 1873
The State of Indiana}
Your petitioner WILLIAM
would respectfully show to the court tht he is resident householder and
citizen of said county, that he now has the custody and care of MARY J.
HAYWARD, a girl, who will be four years old on the 20th day of March
Your petitioner further shows that the mother of said girl died about
years ago and that her father is now living in Carroll County in said
that said girl has no property, money or effect whatever known to your
petitioner. Your petitioner prays that said girls name be changed from
said MARY J. HAYWARD to MINNIE MUTER and that your petitioner be
to adopt her by said last name.
WILLIAM x MUTER
Subscribed and sworn to
WILEY S. VAN
Transcribed and submitted by Adina Dyer, great-granddaughter of Mary J. Hayward
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