State of Tennessee)
Rutherford County) Court July Term 1854
To Albert Jones a citizen of Rutherford County
It appearing to the County Court now in session that Wm Lannom has died leaving no will and the Court being satisfied as to your claim to the administration and you having given bond and qualified as directed by law and the Court having ordered that letters of Administration be issued to you. These are therefore do authorize and empower you to take into your possession and control all the goods chattel claims and papers of the said intestate and return a true and perfect inventory thereof to our County Court in 90 days to collect and pay all debts and to do and transact all the duties in relation to said estate which lawfully involve you as administrator and after being settled up said estate to deliver the residue thereof to those who are by law entitled
Witness John Woods Clerk of Said Court at Office this 3rd day of July 1854 and 78th year of American Independence
Recorded Jul the 17th 1854
John Woods Clk.
Source: (Wm. Lannom, Letters of Administration, Record Book 17, Page 186, Rutherford County, TN County Court Record Books 16-17 1851-1856, Rutherford County, TN, County Court Record Books 16-17 1851-1856, Roll 263, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN)