As noted in the first blog of this series, recently re-discovered are the metal boxes that line the walls of the back room of the Clerk’s office.

Remember, the location of each box, and its contents, is documented in a chart. The Putnam County Public Library Local History Dept. has a copy (, I have a copy (, and there are a few other copies “floating around”.  If you would like more information, do not hesitate to contact either the library or me.

A box with the label, “Guardianship 1895-1898” caught my eye recently.  There were many boxes with a similar label.  Some of the labels included dates, some included names, some included the first letter of the name, and some had no further information.  There were many folders in this box.

In this box is a folder that is labeled Putnam County Court – Martha E. Walls, a person of unsound mind, Ed McG. Walls, Guardian, and had letters issued 24 February 1891.

I am including the papers filed here for your reading.  I think it is interesting that a list of the jurors is given in the folder.

















As you can tell, much information is given.  It may be that someone researching Martha E. Walls, or any of the others mentioned, does not know the information that is given.  So, investigating the papers in this box could be beneficial to the researcher.

Stay tuned for blog number 5 in this series!