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June 1884



Court News from the Watertown Re-Union Newspaper, July 16, 1884, p. 5:

The following is a summary statement of the most important business transacted before Surrogate Scott since the last report:

WILLS PROVED:

MARGARET LUTHER, deceased, Clayton, GEORGE A. DEVENDORF, executor, Clayton.
ORIN STEVENS, deceased, Henderson; WASHINGTON STEVENS, executor, Henderson
PHILANDER CURTIS, deceased, Theresa; RUTH E. BAKER, executrix, Watertown
LAURA A. BARBER, deceased, Watertown; Rev. R. N. BARBERT, executor, Watertown
SAMUEL GILBERT, deceased, Wilna; LOVICY GILBERT, executrix, Wilna
ANNA R. BOSWORTH, deceased, Watertown; LESTER A. BOSWORTH, executor, Rochester, NY
EUGENE WILDER, deceased, Orleans; ISABELL WILDER, executrix, Orleans
MARY YOUNGS, deceased, Leray; BETSEY MILLER, executrix, Leray.
HENRY CLINE, deceased, Lyme; executor named in will filed renunciation; administrator with will annexed to be appointed.
OLIVE M. ANDREWS, deceased, Rutland; JACKSON TAMBLIN, executor, Rutland.
SAMUEL C. HENDRICKSON, deceased, Wilna, executors have not qualified.
IDA C. MOWE, deceased, Watertown; GEORGE H. MOWE, executor, Watertown

WILLS PRESENTED FOR PROBATE and citations issued:

PETER JONES, deceased, Theresa; returnable July 31.
ELNATHAN LUCAS, deceased, Watertown; returnable July 21.
CLAUDE FAVRET, deceased, Cape Vincent; returnable July 30.
ELLA L. RUGG, deceased, Wilna; returnable July 22.
JAMES WOOD, deceased, Alexandria; returnable July 28.
CEMANTHA GROMMON, deceased, Adams; returnable September 1.
JOHN STUMPF, deceased, Cape Vincent; returnable July 19.
SARAH SILL, deceased, Rodman; returnable September 1.
JOHN PARISH, deceased, Clayton; returnable September 1.
MARAL SIMONET, deceased, Orleans; returnable September 2.
VILENDER ADAMS, deceased, Watertown; returnable September 2.
POLLY A. BAXTER, deceased, Clayton; returnable July 16.

LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHP ISSUED:

ROBERT D. McKAY, ward, Watertown; ELIZABETH V. McKAY, guardian, Watertown.

AUXILIARY LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP:

issued to IRA D. SHIPMAN, of Otter Creek, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, upon the production of duly authenticated records of the county court of Eau Claire County, aforesaid, showing his appointment as general guardian of the person and estate of SUSIE MAUD DUCOLON, a minor, residing in Eau Claire Co., Wisconsin, but having property in Jefferson County, NY

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION ISSUED:

SUEL HAZEN, deceased, Champion; HELEN M. POTTER, Champion, NY and WILSON H. LEWIS, Denmark, NY, administrators.
JULIA WIGGINS, deceased, Antwerp; SULLIVAN G. WIGGINS, administrator, Antwerp.
MARGARET MILLS, deceased, Watertown; SAMUEL W. BALLARD, administrator, Watertown.
SARAH H. GREGORY, deceased, Watertown; EDMUND G. MOSHER, administrator, Watertown.
SARAH SILL, deceased, Rodman; ALFRED E. S. SHAW, administrator, Rutland.
ASA CAULKINS, deceased, Ellisburgh; petition for letters of administration filed by LIVINGSTON JENKS, a creditor, Rodman, NY. Citation returnable July 14th.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS:

Orders entered for publication of six months' notice to creditors:
PERSIS SMITH, estate, Brownville; notice to be published in Watertown Weekly Reformer. GEORGE D. MOFFETT, administrator, Montague, NY.
SAMUEL BEMIS, estate, Ellisburg; notice to be published in Jefferson Co. Journal. JOSEPH A. BEMIS and SAMUEL BEMIS, executors, Ellisburgh.
JANE STORRS, estate, Henderson; notice to be published in Watertown Re-Union, B. C. SEATON, administrator, with will annexed, Henderson
POLLY REED, estate, Lyme; AARON J. WADLEY, administrator, Lyme; notice to be published in Watertown Post.
MORILLA BEMIS, estate, Ellisburgh; ANSON S. THOMPSON, executor, Ellisburgh; notice to be published in Jefferson Co. Journal.

ESTATES JUDICIALLY SETTLED:

EPHRAIM C. CROOK, deceased, Champion; settled as to interest therein of ELEANOR BARNUM, a residuary legatee named in the last will and testament of said deceased. FREDERICK C. CARTER and AMOS J. CALVIN, executors, Champion.

FANNIE HOSFORD, now FANNIE SANDERSON, ward, Champion; MORRIS S. MILLER, guardian, deceased. Settlement made by executors, &c. of said deceased.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Matter of proof of will of WILLIE OSTRANDER, deceased, Theresa; contested. Adjourned, day of hearing to be agreed upon by attorneys.
Matter of proof of will of LEVINA PATTRIDGE, deceased, Watertown. Hearing adjourned to July 5.
Matter of proof of will of SARAH M. D. SAGE, deceased, Watertown; contested. Adjourned, day of hearing to be agreed upon by attorneys.
Matter of application for appointment of administrator with will annexed, of WINSLOW PATTRIDGE, deceased, Watertown. Adjourned to July 5.
Matter of proof of will of JAMES E. BENTLEY, deceased, Antwerp; contested. Adjourned, day of hearing to be agreed upon.
Matter of proof of will of HARRIET CHASE, deceased, contested. Case submitted.
ABRAHAM G. DEVENDORF, estate of final accounting, adjourned to July 15.
JOSEPH M. FERRIN, estate of final accounting, adjourned to September 5.
NELSON W. STREETER, estate of final accounting, adjourned to September 5.
SAMUEL A. MACK, estate of; application by legatee to compel administrator with will annexed to transfer specific bequest of stock, adjourned to July 1.

BETSEY LAWTON, deceased, Philadelphia, matter of proof of will, contested. Adjourned to July 23.


July 1884


Source: Watertown Re-Union Newspaper, August 13, 1884, p. 6

The following is a summary statement of the most important business transacted before Surrogate Scott during the month of July:

WILLS PROVED:

MARCIA F. BRAYTON, deceased, Watertown; ADDISON M. FARWELL, executor, Watertown.
LYDIA ROSS, deceased, Cape Vincent; GEORGE W. RICKETT, executor, Lyme.
MARIA GUYOT, deceased, Wilna; ELI W. HERRICK, executor, Watertown.
POLLY A. BAXTER, deceased, Clayton; SARAH ROGERS, executrix, Clayton.
JOHN STUMPF, deceased, Cape Vincent; MARY STUMPF, executrix, Cape Vincent.
ELNATHAN LUCAS, deceased, Watertown; A. J. LUCAS, B. F. LUCAS and S. M. SIMMONS executors, Lyme
CHARLES HUBBARD, deceased, Champion; EDWIN O. HUBBARD, executor, Champion
JOHN T. UTLEY, deceased, Rodman; RUTH A. UTLEY, executor, Rodman.
GEORGE W. RENIFF, deceased, Champion; ALVIRA RENIFF, executor, Champion
PETER JONES, deceased, Theresa; JOHN P. DOUGLASS, executor, Theresa.
HARMON M. MINTHORN, deceased, Pamelia; MINERVA N. MINTHORN, executor, Pamelia.
ELLA L. RUGG, deceased, Wilna; SILAS RUGG, executor, Wilna
ROSE LEONARD, deceased, Watertown; N. P.WARDWELL, executor, Watertown.
LOUISA BURNES, deceased, LeRay; J. PHILIP STEINHILBER, executor, LeRay.
JAMES BRODIE, deceased, Ellisburg; HIGH BRODIE, executor, Ellisbur.
JAMES WOOD, deceased, Alexandria; ALONZO ELMORE, executor, Alexandria.
JAMES E. BENTLEY, deceased, Antwerp; W. T. BENTLEY, executor, Antwerp.
CLAUDE FAVRET, deceased, Cape Vincent; PETER FAVRET, executor, Lyme
LEVINA PATTRIDGE, deceased, Watertown; CAROLINE M. PATTRIDGE, executrix, Watertown.

WILLS PRESENTED FOR PROBATE, and citations issued:

ETTA A. DEWEY, deceased, Watertown; returnable September 2.
LODEMA WARD, deceased, Alexandria; returnable September 8.
ORA K. NEWTON, deceased, Rodman, returnable July 26.
SOPHRONIA WILLARD, deceased, Wilna; returnable September 10.
MERRITT HALL, deceased, Philadelphia; returnable September 8.
HENRY ELY, deceased, Ellisburgh; returnable September 15.
NATHAN WHITING, deceased, Watertown; returnable September 22.
HANNAH L. COLE, deceased, Clayton; returnable August 11.

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION ISSUED:

ALFRED BROWN, deceased, Philadelphia; MARY BROWN, administrator, Anterp.
BENJAMIN BULLOCK, deceased, non-resident; MILLS A. HACKELY, administrator, Ellisburgh.
ASA CAULKINS, deceased, Ellisburgh; LIVINGSTON JENKS, administrator, Rodman
JAMES P. SLATER, deceased, Champion, ELLEN A. SLATER, Champion and ALFRED ARTHUR, Martinsburgh, NY, administrators
ROBERT GREENFIELD, deceased, Brownville; JOHN J. ALLEN, administrator, Clayton
ANDREW SELLERS, deceased, Antwerp; AGNES SELLERS, administratrix, Carthage
JOSEPH OLIVE, deceased, Watertown; JANE E. OLIVE, administratrix, Watertown.
OLIVER DASHNO, deceased, Watertown; LENA DASHNO, administratrix, Watertown.
WILLIAM H. HOTCHKIN, disappeared and missing; JULIA P. HOTCHKIN appointed temporary administratrix.
ORA K. NEWTON, deceased, Rodman; will contested. GEORGE L. BUTTERFIELD appointed temporary administrator, Rodman.

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION with wills annexed:

HENRY CLINE, deceased, Lyme; JOHN LANSING appointed admin. with will annexed, Watertown.
JOSEPH A. MONTAGUE, deceased, Henderson; HIRAM E. CARPENTER appointed admin. with will annexed, Henderson.
WINSLOW PATTRIDGE, deceased, Watertown; CAROLINE M. PATTRIDGE, appointed admin. with will annexed, Watertown.

LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP ISSUED:

HATTIE NICHOLAS, ward, Wilna; JAMES H. DAWLEY, guardian, Wilna.
NELLIE NICHOLAS, ward, Wilna; JAMES H. DAWLEY, guardian, Wilna.
SAMUEL MORSE, ward, Hounsfield; HANNAH MATTESON, guardian, Hounsfield
ROY H. BENT, ward, Antwerp; JANE F. BENT, guardian, Antwerp.
AUSTIN C. MERRILL, ward, Wilna; HATTIE A. MERRILL, guardian, Wilna.
ALMIRA D. LARRABEE, ward, Orleans; NATHAN HOLLOWAY, guardian, Orleans.
WILLIAM J. LARRABEE, ward, Orleans; NATHAN HOLLOWAY, guardian, Orleans.
MINNIE S. LARRABEE, ward, Orleans; NATHAN HOLLOWAY, guardian, Orleans.
CARRIE L. LARRABEE, ward, Orleans, NATHAN HOLLOWAY, guardian, Orleans.
ANNA L. LARNED, ward, LeRay; SOPHRONIA G. LARNED, guardian, LeRay.
WILLIAM K. MOTT, ward, Ellisburgh; NANCY A. MOTT, guardian, Ellisburgh.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS:

Orders entered for publication of six months, notice to creditors.
ELIZA WHITE, estate Pamelia; notice to be published in Watertown Daily Times, WAYNE BANNISTER, executor, Watertown.
JOHN W. BROWN estate, LeRay; notice to be published in Watertown Daily Times. MARGARET BROWN, administratrix, Evans Mills.
ORRIN A. CROSS, estate, Philadelphia; notice to be published in Philadelphia Monitor; CHARLES B. CROSS, admin. Philadelphia.

ESTATES JUDICIALLY SETTLED:

SYLVANUS POOL, deceased, Watertown; FANNY POOL and ROZELL H. HALL, executors, Watertown.
MARGARET F. ANDRUS, deceased, Rutland; ANDREW C. MIDDLETON, admin. with will annexed, Rutland.
MARY NEWMAN, deceased, LeRay; JACOB N. HEBNER, exec., LeRay.
HENRY G. POTTER, deceased, Champion; FREDERICK A. POTTER, JAMES G. POTTER and FREDERICK A. SOUTHWICK, executors, Champion.
LUCY M. BRAINARD, deceased, Watertown; ELIJAH M. WOOLWORTH, executor, Champion and LUCY M. REYNOLDS, executrix, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
JANE WESTON, deceased, Antwerp; CLARK WESTON, admin. Antwerp. Settled as to part of the next of kin.
EMMA S. LARUE, ward, Mexico, NY; ROZELL H. HALL, guardian, Watertown.
ELOISE E. VAN CAMP, ward, Orleans; GEORGE E. YOST, guardian, Theresa.
ABRAHAM G. DIEFENDORF, deceased, Clayton; CATHERINE DIEFENDORF, admin. Clayton.
ABRAHAM G. DIEFENDORF, estate; proceeds of real estate sold for payment of his debts and distributed among the creditors of said deceased.

PETITIONS FOR JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT, filed and citations issued:

SAMUEL ORVIS estate; citation returnable September 22.

MISCELLANEOUS:

In matter of probate of will of JOHN FAY, deceased, Watertown, contested; held open.
In matter of the probate of will of JONATHAN GATES, deceased, Antwerp; hearing adjourned to Sept. 3.
In matter of proof of will of SARAH W. D. SAGE, deceased, contested, Watertown; hearing adjourned to September 3.
In matter of proof of will of OZAK NEWTON, deceased, contested, Rodman; hearing adjourned to September 22.
In matter of proof of will of BETSEY LAWTON, deceased, contested, Philadelphia, held open.
Judicial settlements of estates of NELSON W. STREETER, deceased, Watertown, and JOSEPH M. FERRIN, deceased, Watertown; adjourned to September 5.
SAMUEL A. MACK'S estate, Watertown; decree entered, that SAMUEL D. MACK, admin. with will annexed, transfer within 5 days ten shares of the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg, Railroad Co. to DELIA A. ADAMS, a legatee.


August and September 1884


SURROGATE COURT NEWS

from the Watertown Re-Union Oct. 22, 1884, p. 7:

The following is a summary statement of the most important business transacted before Surrogate Scott during the months of August and September.

WILLS PROVED:

HANNAH L. COLE, deceased, Clayton;
  DAVID M. COLE, executor, Clayton
PLINY MONRIE, deceased, Watertown;
  M. CLARK MONROE, executor, Watertown
SARAH SILL, deceased, Rodman; no executor named
MARCEL SIMONET, deceased, Orleans, no executor named
STEPHEN W. BATEMAN, deceased, Ellisburg;
  MARION BATEMAN & BRAYTON R. CLARK, executors, Ellisburg
LOUISA B. ISHAM, deceased, Watertown;
  MELVILLE J. MORSE, executor, Watertown
DELOSS B. GREEN, Adams;
  HARRIET A. GREEN, Adams, NY and M. D. GREEN, Hornellsville, NY Executors
VILENDER ADAMS, deceased, Watertown;
  LAURA A. ADAMS, executrix, Watertown
MICHAEL HALPIN, deceased, Clayton;
  RICHARD M. ESSELSTYN & REV. EDWARD G. BRUCE, Clayton, executors
SOPHRONIA WILLARD, deceased, Wilna, no executor named
ASEL ROGERS, deceased, Philadelphia;
  ESTHER ROGERS, executrix, Philadelphia
HENRY EELY, deceased, Ellisburgh;
  HARRIET EELY, executrix, Ellisburgh
JOHN PARISH, deceased, Clayton; no executor appointed.

WILLS PRESENTED FOR PROBATE & CITATIONS ISSUED:

HORACE PLIMPTON, deceased, Alexandria; returnable October 6th.
ERASTUS HALE, deceased, Adams; returnable October 6th.
CLOTAEL BENWAY, deceased, Cape Vincent; returnable Oct. 20th.
JOSIAH ALBERTSON, deceased, Adams; returnable Oct. 1st.
THEODORE TUTTLE, deceased, Watertown; returnable Oct. 30th.
BRAINARD EVERETT, deceased, Orleans, returnable Oct. 30th.
SALLY CARTER, deceased Clayton; returnable Oct. 30th.
MNARGARET HOLDON, deceased, Hounsfield; returnable Oct. 31st.
JAMES BARR, deceased, Philadelphia; returnable Nov. 10th.
EDWARD IRVIN, deceased, Ellisburgh; returnable Nov. 10th.
LUMAN ARMS, deceased, Adams; returnable Nov. 13th.

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION ISSUED:

WILLIAM WOULF, deceased, Leray
  SARAH A. WOULF & GEORGE C. HAZELTON, admins., Leray
MIRRICK BROWN, deceased, Alexandria
  R. FULTON BROWN, admin. with will annexed, Adams.
HERBERT P. BABCOCK, deceased, Watertown;
  ROSE M. BABCOCK, admin., Watertown.
BETSEY CLARK, deceased, Rutland;
  GEROGE C. HAZELTON, admin., Leray
FLORENCE E. WILBUR, deceased, Watertown;
  HIRAM M. WILBUR, admin., Watertown
ROBERT D. GREENLEES, deceased, Watertown;
  ELLA P. GREENLEES, admin.
HANNAH M. SPRAGUE, deceased, Henderson;
  ALBERT G. BARNEY, Henderson, NY & ORREN D. SPRAGUE, admins with will annexed
OLIVER O'HARROW, deceased, Brownville;
  ANN O'HARROW & JAMES A. GILMORE, admins. Dexter, NY
JAMES CHASE, deceased, Antwerp;
  FRED WADDINGHAM, admin. de bonis non, Watertown, NY
ESTHER C. PRENTICE, deceased, Watertown;
  L. J. GOODALE, admin., Carthage, NY
MASON SALISBURY, deceased, Ellisburg;
  application by GEORGE WHEELER, creditor, for letter of admin;
  citation returnable Oct. 1st.
JOHN SCHAD, deceased, Alexandria;
  application by ADAM SCHAD, a creditor, for letters of admin;
  citation returnable Sept. 27th. No appearance on return day

LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP ISSUED:

MERRITT N. BALDWIN, ward, Watertown;
  HERBERT E. HARMON, guardian, Watertown
MARY K. BALDWIN, ward, Watertown;
  HERBERT E. HARMON, guardian, Watertown.

ESTATES JUDICIALLY SETTLED:

ELIZABETH BARBER, deceased, Lyme;
  AARON J. WADLEY, executor, Lyme
HIRAM ARMS, deceased, Adams;
  JOHN O. ARMS, executor, Adams.
WILLIAM M. WARDWELL, deceased, Ellisburgh;
  CHARLOTTE A. WARDWELL, Ellisburgh & AARON B. ALLEN, Lorraine, admins.
HEMON GRENELL, deceased, Adams;
  WILLIAM D. ARMS, executor, Adams
WILLIAM CANFIELD, deceased, Watertown;
  REBECCA C. CANFIELD, Watertown & SIDNEY SYLVESTER, Martinsburgh, NY, execs.
ROXANNAA T. STRONG, deceased, Watertonw;
  ROSWELL P. FLOWER, exec., NY City
SAMUEL ORVIS, deceased, Champion;
  GEORGE O. GOODENOUGH, admin, Lyme
ELLA M. ENDERSN, ward, Lyme;
  JACOB PUTNAM, guardian, Clayton
F. BELLE THOMAS, ward, Adams
  A. L. UPHAM, guardian, Watertown

PETITIONS FOR JUDICIAL SETTLEMENTS FILED & CITATIONS ISSUED:

LUCY P. BAUER estate, Antwerp; citation returnable Oct. 27th
CURTIS W. CORY estate, Pamelia; citation returnable Oct. 1st.
JOHN H. NOWLAND? estate, Worth; citation returnable Oct. 1st.
SARAH M. SANSBURY? estate, Alexandria; citation returnabel Oct. 30th.
CLEANTHUS P. GRANGER estate, LeRay; citation returnable Nov. 10th?

NOTICE TO CREDITORS ENTERED FOR PUBLICATION :

JOSEPH V. BESHA, estate, LeRay, notice to be published in Watertown Re-Union
MATTHEW WRIGHT, estate, Hounsfield, notice to be published in Watertown Post
DAVID J. DEWEY, estate, Orleans, notice to be published Watertown Post
JACOB ____, estate, Orleans, notice to be published Watertown Post
MARY J. FREDENBURG, estate, Hounsfield, to be published Watertown Daily Times
GEORGE B. HART, estate Leray, notice to be published in Watertown Weekly Reformer
SOPHIA H. DEWEY, estate, Ellisburgh, Notice to be published in Jeff. Co. Journal
LYMAN H. ALBRO, estate, Ellisburgh, Notice to be published in Jeff. Co. Journal
LOTHARIO D. MORGAN, estate, Watertown, notice to be published in Watertown Post
WARNER NELLIS, estate, Leray, notice to be published in Watertown Post.

MISCELLANEOUS

CEMANTHA GROMMON, estate, proof of will returnable Sept. 1, adjourned to Oct. 20
LODEMA WARD estate. Proof of will returnable Sept. 8; adjourned to Sept. 19 and order entered appointing L. H. Ward, Esq., Atty, & of Cleveland, Ohio, commissioner to examine subscribing witnesses to will, residents of Cleveland, Ohio.
JUSTUS GILLETT estate, Alexandria, Petition for appointment of admin. with will annexed, filed Aug. 19 and citation issued returnable Sept. 13. On Sept. 18 adjourned for filing of bond and oath of office by BYRON OSTRANDER, as admin., etc.
HANNAH M. SPRAGUE estate. Order entered permitting P. C. MAXON to resign executorship. Also same estate, order entered revoking letters test. issued to P. C. Maxon as executorship

CONTESTED MATTERS ADJOURNED--FINAL SETTLEMENTS:

Estates of NELSON W. STREETER & JOSEPH M. FERRIN adjourned to Oct. 30.
JONATHAN GATES, contested will, adjourned to Oct. 11.
SARAH M. D. SAGE, contested will, adjourned to Oct. 24.
LYMAN E. BIGELOW, contested will, adjourned to Oct. 21.
ORA K. NEWTON, contested will, adjourned to Nov. 6.


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