JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


WILL OF WILLIAM LITTLEFIELD
25 March 1887


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Transcribed from copy provided by SAMPUBCO: State NY-23-23-515, Page 515

The Last Will and Testament of William Littlefield
12 May 1884

Be it Remembered, That heretofore, to wit: on the 11th day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighty four, Polly S. Littlefield of Ellisburgh Jefferson County New York Executrix named in the last Will and Testament of William Littlefield late of the Town of Ellisburgh in the County of Jefferson, deceased, appeared in open Court before the Surrogate of the County of Jefferson and made application to have the said last Will and Testament which relates to both Real and Personal estate, proved; and on such application the said Surrogate did ascertain by satisfactory evidence who were the widow heirs at law and next of kin of the said testator, and their respective residences, and they are as follows, viz: Said petitioner, widow of said testator of full age - Ira W. Littlefield of Batavia Genesee County N.Y. Wallace S. Littlefield of Montrose Genesee County Michigan, Emma L. Loomis of Scottsville Mason County Michigan, Horace E. Littlefield and Minnie P. Littlefield of Belleville Jefferson County New York, children of said testator and are all of full age and said Surrogate did thereupon issue a citation in due form of law, directed to the widow heirs at law and next of kin of said testator by their respective names, and requiring them to appear before said Surrogate at his office in the City of Watertown, in said County, on the 29th day of November A.D. 1884, to attend the Probate of said Will.

And afterwards, to wit: on the 29th day of November A.D. 1884 satisfactory evidence by affidavit was produced and presented to said Surrogate of the due service of said citation in the mode prescribed by law, and on that day no one appearing to oppose the Probate of such Will such proceedings were thereupon had in said Court afterwards, that the said Surrogate took the proofs of said Will hereinafter set forth upon this 29th day of November A.D. 1884, and he thereupon adjudged the said Will to be a valid Will of Real and Personal Estate, and the proofs therefore to be sufficient, which said last Will and Testament and proofs are hereafter recorded in this book.

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William Littlefield Estate
Will

I, William Littlefield of the town of Ellisburgh, in the County of Jefferson and State of New York, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament, in words and manner following, that is to say,

First

I give devise, and bequeath to my beloved wife, Polly S. Littlefield, all of my property and estate, real and personal of every name and nature whatsoever, absolutely and forever.

Second

I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife Polly S. Littlefield sole executrix of this my last will and testament - hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of May A.D. 1884.

Witness, M. A. Hackley -- William Littlefield (S.S.)

M. A. Hackley - of Belleville N.Y.

W. B. Doane " "

John A. Rega " "

The foregoing instrument was at the date thereof signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator, William Littlefield, as his last will and testament - and we at his request and in

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his presence, and in the presence of each other signed our names at the end thereof as witnesses thereto,

M. A. Hackley of Belleville N.Y.

John A. Rega " "

W. B. Doane " "

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State of New York, }
Jefferson County } Surrogate's Court

Before Ross C. Scott, Surrogate. In the matter of proving the will of the real and personal estate of William Littlefield, deceased.

County of Jefferson, ss.

John A. Rega of the town of Ellisburgh in said County, being first duly sworn, deposeth and saith, that on the twelfth day of May 1884, at Bellville in the town of Ellisburgh aforesaid, he saw William Littlefield, deceased, subscribe the instrument now shown to this deponent, and which purports to be the last Will and Testament of William Littlefield late of the town of Ellisburgh Bellville village of in said County, deceased, bearing date the twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Eighty four. That on the day of the date aforesaid, and at the time of signing the same, he heard the said William Littlefield declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, and that he, this deponent, and Mills A. Hackley & W. B. Doane, the other subscribing witnesses did then subscribe their names thereto as witnesses , at the request and in the presence of the said William Littlefield and of each other; that at the time thereof, the said William Littlefield was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, of full age, and not under any restraint, and competent to make a Will,.

Sworn this 29th day of November 1884

John A. Rega

Ross C. Scott

Surrogate

State of New York, Jefferson County.

Surrogate's Court

Before Ross C. Scott, Surrogate. In the matter of proving the will of the real and personal estate of William Littlefield, deceased.

County of Jefferson, ss.

William B. Doane of the town of Ellisburgh in said County, being first duly sworn, deposeth and saith, that on the twelfth day of May 1884, at Belleville town of Ellisburgh aforesaid, he saw William Littlefield, deceased, subscribe the instrument now shown to this deponent, and which purports to be the last Will and Testament of William Littlefield late of the town of Ellisburgh Bellville village of in said County, deceased, bearing date the twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Eighty four. That on the day of the date aforesaid, and at the time of signing the same, he heard the said William Littlefield declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, and that he, this deponent, and Mills A. Hackley & John A. Rega, the other subscribing witnesses, did then subscribe their names thereto as witnesses, at the request and in the presence of the said William Littlefield and of each other; that at the time thereof, the said William Littlefield was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, of full age, and not under any restraint, and competent to make a Will.

Sworn this 29th day of November 1884 William B. Doane

Ross C. Scott Surrogate

Jefferson County, ss.

It appearing upon the proofs duly taken in respect to the last Will and Testament of William Littlefield late of the town of Ellisburgh in the said County of Jefferson and State of New York, deceased, that the said Will was duly executed, and that the said William Littlefield at the time he executed the same, was in all respects competent to devise real estate, and not under restraint, the said last Will and Testament and the proofs and examinations are hereby recorded, signed and certified by me, pursuant to the Provisions of the Revised Statutes, this 29th day of November A.D., 1884.

Ross C. Scott, Surrogate

(Note: The above was transcribed by Donna Whitehead of Michigan and sent to the county coordinator of Jefferson County, NY and SAMPUBCO for preparation for the USGenWeb Project Archives. I have this as a Word document as well and can send that upon request.)


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