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JEFFERSON CO. NY Special Letters of Administration 1867-1890 Vol. F. Part 3

HAMBLIN, JAMES Estate of
To FULTON, ELIJAH; GARDINER, SAMUEL & HAMBLIN, CHARLES G....legatees under the last will of HAMBLIN, JAMES late of Wilna, Jefferson Co....Whereas..James Hamblin lately departed this life having previously made and executed his last will and testament...said will a copy of which is hereto annexed..and was admitted on the 12th day of October 1867..and whereas no executor was nominated and appointed in said will...ELIJAH FULTON appointed executor.
Date: 12 October 1867

BROWN, GEORGE M. - Estate of
To HOLCOMB, ORLIN of the town of Wilna...whereas George M. Brown late of Wilna, Jefferson Co..duly made and executed his last will and testament and whereas no Executor of said will was named therein...and whereas said will hereto annexed was on the 20th day of April 1868 duly proved ...Olin Holcomb given full power of administration and named executor...
Date: 27 April 1868

KAMPEHENKEL, FREDERICK AUGUST Estate of
To KAMPEHENKEL, CATHARINE of Pamelia, Jefferson Co...whereas Frederick August Kampehenkel late of Pamelia...having duly made and executed his last will and testament ...last will a copy hereto annexed...was on the 9th day of June 1868 duly admitted to probate...and whereas said testator in and by his said last will and testament named RICHTER, CHRISTIAN sole executor thereof..and whereas the said Executor duly renounced his right to Letters Testamentary...CATHARINE KAMPEHENKEL appointed Executor...
Dated: 12 June 1868

BLODGETT, MARIA Estate of
To COLE, LANSING I. Of Cheshire, Berkshire Co., MA...whereas due proof according to the Laws of said State of New York was on the 26th day of May 1868, duly filed in this Surrogate Court of Jefferson County and State of New York..that MARIA BLODGETT late of Cheshire, Berkshire Co., MA, deceased did whilst living duly make and execute her last will and testament and that said will and testament a copy of which is hereto annexed, was on the 29th day of April 1868 duly admitted to probate by and before the Probate Court of the said County of Berkshire MA and duly proved and allowed and recorded by said Court...and further that on the same day last aforesaid Letters of Administration .. were issued to ...Lansing I. Cole by said probate court...and further said proofs showing that the said deceased at the time of her death was possessed of certain goods...in Jefferson Co., NY...Lansing I. Cole given full powers of Administration...
Date: 26 May 1868

EARL, ROSWELL Estate of
To WOOLWORTH, GILBERT E. of Watertown, Jefferson Co...whereas Roswell Earl late of Champion, Jefferson Co. having ...duly made and executed his last will and testament a copy hereto annexed..was on the 16th day of June 1868 duly admitted to probate..and testator in his will named WILMOT, RUSSELL of Champion and BALLARD, JOSIAH of Watertown Executors..and on the 19th day of April 1868 the said JOSIAH BALLARD departed this life at Watertown..and whereas the said Russell Wilmot did on the said 16th day of June 1868 duly file with the surrogate his renunciation of all right to Letters Testamentary...WOOLWORTH, GILBERT E. named Executor...
Date: 25 June 1868

BROOKS, JOEL Estate of
To BROOKS, OLIVE of Rodman, Jefferson Co...whereas Joel Brooks late of Rodman...duly made and executed his last will and testament a copy of which is hereto annexed..and whereas said testator in and by his last will...named BAILEY, SILAS, Executor...and whereas the said Joel Brooks was a resident of Jefferson Co...OLIVE BROOKS given full authority as Administrator...
Date: 14 July 1868

TAYLOR, NANCY Estate of
To JOHNSON, GILBERT B. of Denmark, Lewis Co., NY..whereas NANCY TAYLOR late of Pamelia, Jefferson Co...duly made her last will and testament, a copy hereto annexed...was on the 17th day of March 1866 duly admitted to probate...and whereas Letters Testamentary were granted to CLARK, MILTON on 17 March 1866...and whereas the said Milton Clark lately departed this life...Gilbert B. Johnson appointed Administrator...
Date: 6 November 1868

MIXER, GRANT Estate of
To DAVIS, ALBERT A. & MIXER, MARY of Henderson, Jefferson Co. ...whereas Grant Mixer later of Henderson having duly made and executed his last will and testament...a copy hereto annexed...and whereas Letters Testamentary were issued by the Surrogate to CHARLES G. MIXER on 25 February 1869..and whereas Charles G. Mixer lately departed this life ...Albert A. Davis and Mary Mixer appointed administrators...
Date: 25 February 1869

FELT, JOHN Estate of
To FELT, JOHN of Watertown, Jefferson Co...whereas John Felt late of Rutland, Jefferson Co...having duly made and executed his last will...a copy hereto annexed..and whereas the will and codicil was on the 21st day of February 1869 admitted to probate..and whereas said testator by said will..named CLARK, ASA of Rutland as sole executor...and whereas the said Asa Clark did on 25 February 1869 duly file with the Surrogate his renunciation of right to Letters Testamentary...John Felt (Jr.?) appointed Administrator...
Date: 26 February 1869

WRIGHT, REUBEN Estate of
To KINNEY, HERBERT H. of Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co...whereas Reuben Wright late of Ellisburgh..duly made his last will and testament..a copy hereto annexed...and was admitted on 28 April 1849 to probate...and whereas the testator named Reuben Wright and John Wright Executors..and whereas each of them having failed and neglected to qualify as executors..they deemed renounced..and whereas Reuben Wright was an inhabitant of Jefferson Co...Herbert H. Kinney named administrator...
Date: 1 March 1869

EVERETTM AUSTIN Estate of
To CRANDALL, WESTLEY of Alexandria, Jefferson Co....whereas Austin Everett late of Watertown..having duly made and executed his last will and testament...a copy of which is hereto annexed..was on the 13th day of February 1860 duly admitted to probate..and whereas said testator...duly named and appointed EVERETT, ELMORE of Watertown sole Executor...and whereas.. letters testament were granted to Elmore Everett on 13 February 1860...and whereas the said Elmore Everett lately departed this life...WESTLEY CRANDALL appointed administrator...
Date: 1 December 1869

THIBAULT, JEANNE AIMIE Estate of
To THIBAULT, AGLAI of the City of New York..whereas due proof according to the laws of said State of New York was on the 12th day of October 1869 duly filed in the Surrogate Court of Jefferson Co...showing that Jeanne Aimie Thibault late of the City of Paris, France departed this life on the 6th day of February 1868 in Paris..and that she did duly make and execute her last will...a copy of which is hereto annexed ...and on the 20th day of February 1869 duly admitted to probate by and before the proper Court in Paris in France..and allowed and recorded by said Court as the last will and testament of Jeanne Aimie Thibault...and further...the said deceased did not ..appoint any person as executor thereof...and further...said deceased at the time of her death was the owner of property in the State of New York..and said property was given and bequeathed to Aglai Thibault ...Aglai Thibault named as Administrator and Executor of the estate...
Date: 12 October 1869

(Transcriber's note: a later document regarding the Estate of Jeanne Aimie Thibault revealed Aglai Thibault, who was legally entitled, departed his life in the City of New York on the 20th day of October 1869 and died intestate; subsequently BRISSE, JOHN was appointed administrator of the estate of Jeanne Aimie Thibault. Document dated 12 July 1870)

JENKINS, JACOB Estate of
To JENKINS, EN of the town of Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY..whereas Jacob Jenkins late of Orleans having duly made and executed his last will..and whereas no executor of said will was named therein...and whereas a copy of said will is annexed hereto...and was on the 9th day of February 1870 duly proved by and before the Surrogate...and whereas the said Jacob Jenkins was a resident of Jefferson County..En Jenkins appointed Administrator...
Date: 16 February 1870

LANCE, MARY M. - Estate of
To PALMER, LEWIS of the City of Watertown, Jefferson Co...whereas an instrument in writing purporting to be the last will and testament of MARY M. LANCE late of the City of Watertown..has been (submitted) for probate ..and the Surrogate after hearing the proofs and allegations of ..parties duly cited to appear before him did give testament as the last will ..of said deceased...LANCE, ANSON..a legatee named therein has appealed to the Supreme Court and a delay is produced in granting letter of administration ..Lewis Palmer appointed to collect and inventory estate items..
Date: 28 February 1870

TIMMERMAN, ELIJAH Estate of
To TIMMERMAN, ANNA of the Town of Pamelia, Jefferson Co....whereas Elijah Timmerman late of Pamelia...duly made and executed his last will...and whereas no executor of said will was named therein...and whereas said will a copy hereto annexed was on the 26th day of February 1870 duly proved...Anna Timmerman appointed Executor...
Date: 26 February 1870

SLATER, JOSEPH Estate of
To FAILS, HEZEKIAH of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co....whereas Joseph Slater late of Hounsfield..having duly made and executed his last will...and whereas said will a copy of which is hereto annexed...was on the 26th day of March 1870 duly admitted for probate...and whereas PLUMB, GEORGE C. was named in the will as Executor..and whereas the said George C. Plumb has duly renounced his right to Letters Testamentary..and whereas the said Joseph Slater at or immediately previous to his death was an inhabitant of the County of Jefferson...Hezekiah Fails named Executor...
Date: 4 June 1870

KING, RUFUS H. - Estate of
To STERLING, JOHN C. of Watertown, Jefferson Co., ...whereas Rufus H. King late of Antwerp, Jefferson Co.,..having duly made and executed his last will and testament a copy of which is hereto annexed was on the 28th day of May 1858 duly admitted to probate...and whereas said testator ..duly named and appointed KING, SILAS M. sole executor..and letters were granted on 28 May 1858 and issued to Silas M. King..and whereas Silas M. King departed this life sometime in the year 1869..and whereas Rufus H. King at the time of his death was an inhabitant of Jefferson Co....John C. Sterling appointed administrator...
Date: 17 December 1870

VAN DEWALKER, ALBERT Estate of
To VAN DEWALKER, AUSTIN of the Town of Brownville, Jefferson Co. Whereas an instrument in writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Albert Van Dewalker late of the town of Brownville...has been propounded for probate by and before the Surrogate...whereas the proof of the said will is to be contested and a delay is necessarily inducted..Austin Van Dewalker given full power to collect, recover and receive all goods, chattels, personal estate and debts of the deceased...
Date: 1 February 1871

PECK, JONATHAN Estate of
To PECK, HARRIET M. of Alexandria, Jefferson Co...whereas Jonathan Peck late of Alexandria, duly made and executed his last will...and whereas said will a copy of which is hereto annexed was on the 22 day of February 1869 duly admitted to probate..and by his said last will...duly named and appointed WILCOX, WILLYS of Alexandria sole executor..and whereas letters were duly granted and issued by Willys Wilcox on 22 February 1869...and whereas the said Willys Wilcox later departed this life leaving the estate unadministered...Harriet M. Peck appointed Administratrix...
Date: 17 March 1871

MAXON, LYMAN H. - Estate of
To MAXON, ESTHER M. & McKEE, ORIN L. of Adams, Jefferson Co., NY...whereas Lyman H. Maxon late of Adams, Jefferson Co., having duly made and executed his last will..and whereas said will a copy of which is hereto annexed was on the 6th day of March 1871 duly admitted to probate..and whereas said testator named O. D. GROSSEFREEN executor thereof..and whereas the said O. D. Grossefreen did on the 28 day of March 1871 duly file with the said probate his renunciation of all right to letters testamentary and claim to act as such executor..and whereas the said Lyman H. Maxon was a resident of Jefferson Co....Esther M. Maxon and Orin L. McKee named co-executors...(Transcriber's note: above executor may have been O. D. Grosse Freeman)
Date: 28 March 1871

FULTON, RICHARD Estate of
To CLARK, ASA & MIDDLETON, ANDREW C. of Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY..whereas Richard Fulton late of Rutland in Jefferson Co., having duly made and executed his last will and testament...and whereas said will which is hereto annexed was on the 8th day of April 1871 duly admitted to probate...and whereas said testator named and appointed FULTON, ELANOR sole executrix..and whereas the said Elanor Fulton did on 8th day of April 1871 duly file with said surrogate her renunciation of all right and claim of letters testamentary...Asa Clark and Andrew C. Middleton appointed administrators of the estate...
Date: 27 April 1871

ALLEN, HARVEY I. - Estate of
To ALLEN, LOVINA & PARKER, LEWIS of Lyme, Jefferson Co., NY...whereas Harvey I. Allen late of Lyme...having duly made and executed his last will and testament which said will a copy of which hereto annexed was on the 22nd day of September 1871 duly admitted to probate..and whereas said testator by his said will did appoint VANDOREN, ABRAM as executor...and whereas Abram VanDoren died on 8 October 1871 duly cause to be filed with said Surrogate his renunciation of all rights of Letters Testamentary...Lovina Allen & Lewis Parker appointed administrators...
Date: 12 October 1871

HALL, THOMAS B. - Estate of
To HALL, ANTIONETTE of Wilna, Jefferson Co., NY...whereas Thomas B. Hall late of Wilna..having duly made and executed his last will and testament..which said will is hereto annexed., was on the 4th day of October 1871 duly admitted to probate..and whereas said testator did appoint HEULL, JOHNSON C. & AYRES, WILLIAM M. executors of his last will and testament...and whereas the said Johnson C. Heull and William M. Ayres did on the 16th day of October 1871 file with said surrogate renunciations of all right to letters testamentary...and whereas the said Thomas R. Hall ...was an inhabitant of Jefferson Co....Antionette Hall appointed administrator...
Date: 9 December 1871

AUGSBURY, JOHN D. - Estate of
To GURNEE, RALPH of the Town of Alexandria, Jefferson Co., NY..whereas on 2nd day of March 1875 due proofs according to the laws of the State of New York were duly filed in the Surrogates Office...showing that John D. Augsbury late of Wolf Island County of Frontenac Ontario Canada departed this life leaving his last will and testament duly made and executed according to the laws of his domicile...and that his last will and testament a copy of which is hereto annexed on the 18the day of February 1875 duly registered in the Surrogate Court of Frontenac Ontario Canada and ..whereas said last will of John D. Augsbury was duly admitted to probate as a will of personal estate in Jefferson Co. on the 2nd day of March 1875 ..Ralph Gurnee appointed administrator
Date: 19 September 1875

VAN RUTH, BERNARD Estate of
To McNIERNEY, FRANCIS of the City of Albany, Albany Co., NY...whereas on the 4th day of January 1875 due proofs ...showing that Bernard Van Ruth late of Isque In the vicinity of Brussels in the Kingdom of Belgium, deceased, departed this life on or about the 10th day of December 1872 at Isque aforesaid leaving his last will and testament and was duly proven in the Court of the said Kingdom of Belgium having jurisdiction...called the Court of Premie & Instance ...and whereas said last will and testament of said Bernard Van Ruth deceased a copy of which is hereto annexed, was duly admitted to probate as a will of personal estate by and before the Surrogate of Jefferson Co...on the 4th day of January 1875...the petition duly verified by Francis McNierny the duly constituted attorney of DUGGAN, ANNE of Isque aforesaid the sole Executive named in said will...that said testator at the time of his death was the owner of personal property in the County of Jefferson, to-wit a certain mortgage of $4,000 or thereabouts upon the real estate of St. Patricks Church in the City of Watertown...the appointment of said Francis McNierny as administrator
Date: 21 January 1876


CRANDALL, CONSTANT Estate of
To DAVIS, ARTHUR D. of Champion, Jefferson Co...whereas Constant Crandall late of Champion departed this life on the 26th day of July 1868 in Champion, having duly made and executed his last will and testament; and whereas said will a copy of which is hereto annexed was on the 14th day of October 1868 duly admitted to probate...and on the same day Letters Testamentary were duly issued to CLLEMILL, MINER of Champion aforesaid sole executor named in said will...and whereas the said executor departed this life on 12 March 1874 leaving ...said deceased's will unadministered...and whereas Constant Crandall previous to his death was an inhabitant of Jefferson County...Arthur D. Davis appointed administrator...
Date: 24 July 1875

SHELDON, HEZEKIAH Estate of
To NIMS, JOHN H. & SHELDON, BENJAMIN of Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co...whereas a paper has been propounded for probate before the Surrogate of Jefferson Co. as the last will and testament of Hezekiah Sheldon late of Lyme in said county, deceased, and in order to notify the next of kin and heirs at law of said deceased it is necessary that the citation..of said surrogate should be published in the state and county ...in order to preserve the estate..do grant the said John H. Nims and Benjamin Sheldon full power to preserve and inventory said estate...
Date: 28 January 1878

CHAFFEY, JOHN Estate of
To ROMANG, FRED J. of the City of Watertown, Jefferson Co...whereas on the 20th of May 1879 one proofs according to the statutes of the state of New York...showing that John Chaffey late of the Township of South Crosby in the County of Leeds, Province of Ontario, departed this life leaving his last will and testament made and executed according to the laws of said domicile...and which said last will and testament was duly proved registered in the Surrogate Court of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Province of Ontario, and was duly probated, confirmed and established as the last will and testament of the said John Chaffey deceased...and whereas the will was duly admitted to probate as a will of personal estate before the Surrogate of Jefferson Co. on the 20th day of May 1879 upon the production of a duly authenticated copy thereof and whereas satisfactory proof has been presented...that said testator not being an inhabitant of this state died leaving assets in Jefferson County and in one or more counties of the State of New York and the proper proceedings according to the statutes of the State of New York having been had in the said Surrogate Court of Jefferson Co....now therefore we do hereby grant unto you the said Fred J. Romang full power of administration...
Date: 6 December 1879

DECKER, JAMES Estate of
To TAGGART, WILLIAM W. ESQ. of Watertown, Jefferson Co...whereas a paper has been propounded for probate before the Surrogate of Jefferson Co. as the last will and testament of James Decker late of the City of Watertown deceased, and a contest exists relative to such probate and a delay necessarily exists in granting letters testamentary of of administration upon the estate...therefore...William W. Taggart appointed Temporary Administrator of the estate...to take possession of all real estate of deceased wherever the same may be situated, effected by his ..last will and testament and to receive the rents and profits of the same..and to lease any or all of such real property for a time not exceeding one year and to cause all buildings on such real estate to be insured and to pay the taxes on the said real property..excepting the house and lot on Arsenal Street in which said James Decker resided at the time of his death and which is now occupied by his widow and which said house and grounds are to remain in the possession of such widow as though these letters had never been issued...
Date: 14 March 1881

CHASE, HARRIET Estate of
To ELLIS, JOHN D. of Antwerp, Jefferson Co...whereas a paper has been propounded for probate before the Surrogate of Jefferson Co. as the last will and testament and codicil thereto of Harriet Chase late of the town of Antwerp, Jefferson Co. and a contest exists relative to such probate, and a delay necessarily exists in granting Letters Testamentary...know ye that in being desirous to collect and preserve the estate...John D. Ellis appointed Temporary Administrator
Date: 12 September 1883

FOLTS, SIMON Estate of
To MARSHALL, GUVERA H. of the Town of Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY...whereas a paper has been propounded for probate before the Surrogate of Jefferson Co. as the last will and testament of Simon Folts, late of Orleans, Jefferson Co. and a contest exists relative so such probate and a delay necessarily exists in granting Letters Testamentary...know ye that we being desirous that the goods chattels and credits of said deceased may be collected and preserved...Guvera H. Marshall appointed Temporary Administrator ...and you are hereby further ordered and directed as such temporary administrator to deposit all funds which you may collect by virtue of these letters in the First National Bank of Clayton, NY which bank is hereby designated as a depository of said monies and you are further requested to sell and convert into money all perishable property belonging to the said estate...
Date: 30 June 1890