Pedy Metcalf Relict of Fisher Metcalf of Ontario county deceased; appointed
administratrix of his estate
Jemima Brown Relict of Elisha Brown late of Ontario county deceased; appointed administratrix of his estate 10 August 1815.
Margaret Lackor Relict and Enoch Bordwell friend of John A. Lackor of
Eve Windnagle Relict of Fredric Windnagle of
Deborah Mainard Relict and Joseph Mainard son of Joseph Mainard of
[6 December 1815
The will of Benjamin Dean exhibited and administration granted to Martha Dean, John Goff and William Gilbert as executors.]
In the name of God amen.
I Benjamin Dean of Benton in the county of Ontario and State of New York being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say:
first I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Martha Dean the sum of thirty nine Dollars in Specie, also one silver watch, also the one equal half of all my estate both real and personal for her use during her natural life and after her death to have the same or such part thereof as shall then remain equally divided between the following persons which are my children and hers (Viz):
Abigail Swingle, Martha Graves, Hannah Barns, Lucy Bennet, Martha Beard, John Blake & Polly Dean.
I also give and bequeath unto my Eldest son Eliakim Dean the sum of five Dollars and also I give and bequeath unto my two other sons William Dean and Zebulon Dean the sum of five dollars each the three last mentioned Legacies to be paid in one year after my decease to the respective Legatees and after paying the above Legacies I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly Dean one Equal half of all and singular the remaining part of my Estate both real and personal.
I also give and bequeath unto Martha Beard the sum of fifty Dollars and after paying all my honest debts I give and bequeath all the remaining part of my Estate after paying the above Legacies and bequests unto my four daughters (Viz) Abigail Swingle, Martha Graves, Hannah Barns and Lucy Bennet to be equally divided between them.
It is also my will that my real estate be Kept together by executors untill my youngest Daughter Polly Dean arives to the age of twenty one years and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Martha Dean together with John Goff and William Gilbert my Executors 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 the Eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifteen.
Signed sealed Published and declared by the above named Benjamin Dean to be his Last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presence of the testator—
Anthony Gage Benjamin X Dean
Nathan P. Cole mark
Nathan P. Cole swears to witnessing the will, along with Anthony Gage and Thomas Havens.
Reuben Hart, Surrogate]
The estate of Josiah Peirce deceased in account with Mary Peirce & Job Peirce administrators
Cr By amount of inventory $235.50
Dr To paid debts & expences in setling said estate 267.46
“ Debt due Triphena Fairman 448.00
Whereas at a court held at the Surrogate office in the town of Canandaigua in the said county before Reuben Hart Surrogate of said county on the twelfth Day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifteen Mary Peirce and Job Peirce administrators of Josiah Peirce late of the town of Avon in the said county deceased have by their petition set fourth that the said deceased was at the time of his death seized of certain real estate…[and that] it is necessary to sell so much of the real estate whereof the said deceased [died] seized as will be sufficient to raise the sum of five hundred & twenty Dollars in order to pay his debts…[the administrators] are ordered to sell the whole of the real estate remaining unsold, consisting of fifty five acres in the town of Avon in the said county upon which the said deceased lived…[1 January 1816; Reuben Hart, Surrogate]
The Estate of John Blair in account with John Blair & Nathan Blair administrators
Cr. Amount of Inventory $175.98
Dr. paid Joseph Gay diging Grave 1.00
Ira Basset .73
Samuel Miller for Coffin 5.00
John Blair a/c 62.00
Paid Thomas A. Sawyer 14.35
James D. Bemis for papers 1.25
Nathan Loomis 8.10
Henry Green 1.00
Joseph Merrell 1.75
L. Warfield Collector for taxes 1.74
Josiah Butler Do. Do. .84
Jabez French Do. Do. 1.07
Thomas A. Sawyer 55.54
Administrators for settling said
Surrogate for settling this account 1.00
The aforegoing account was this day presented by the administrators and accompanied with sufficient vouchers the same is audited and allowed there appears to be the sum of fourteen dollars and thirty four cents the administrators have over paid to be retained by them from future assets that may come into their hand.
Reuben Hart, Surrogate
5th Day Feby. 1816
Agigail Lain Relict of Abraham Lain of
The will of Elijah Kelsey deceased is exhibited; Catharine Kelsey appointed administratrix by Reuben Hart, Surrogate.]
In the name of God Amen,
I Elijah kelsey of the town of Benton in the County of Ontario and State of New York, being indisposed in body but of perfect mind, Memory and understanding, and being possessed of a portion of the good things of this life, that the same may be disposed of according to my will and pleasure do make this my last Will and testament and dispose of the same in manner and form following—
1st It is my will that my dear beloved wife Catharine together with Jillet my son have possess and enjoy all my real estate as also my personal estate and that jointly my Wife freely to enjoy and command the same during her natural life then to be the sole property of my son Jillet except the household furniture which it is my will should be equally divided between my wife Daughter Abila and my Daughter Sally at the death of their Mother.
2nd It is my will that my executors give to my son Eli a certain Bond of one hundred and fifty dollars which he gave me for a certain piece of land, also twenty five dollars out of my estate when they shall Judge proper and best, but not untill after they pay to my son Simeon his legacy, this being his equal part of my estate—
3rd It is my will that my Executors give to my Daughter Sally my two year old Colt when the same is three years old, this together with what she has already had is considered her equal part of my estate.
4th It is my Will that my Executors give to my son Henry a Certain Bond of two hundred dollars which he gave me for a certain piece of land, also twenty dollars out of my estate when they have paid to my son Simeon his Legacy and when they think proper, this being his equal part of my estate.
Lastly I do hereby Ordain, Constitute and appoint my trusty and well beloved friend Elijah Spencer together with my well beloved Wife Catharine to be my Executors to this my last Will and testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in presence of
Truman Spencer this nineteenth day of September AD 1815
[Reuben Gage appears and swears to witnessing the will, along with Elijah Spencer and Truman Spencer.
Reuben Hart, surrogate.]
The estate of Abraham Lain with the administratrix
Cr. by amount of Inventory $83.25
Dr to paid making Coffin 1.25
“ Doct. Sprague 21.25
“ diging grave 1.00
“ Surrogate for letter 2.50
“ appraisers 3.00
“ returning Inventory 2.00
“ administratrix for settling Estate 5.00
“ Surrogate for auditing this
account &c 1.25
two notes Inventoried against Peleg Sulivan
allowance to the widow 30.00
the aforegoing account being presented accompanied with sufficient vouchers was audited & allowed it appears the administratrix has fully administered on the said estate—
19 March 1816 Reuben Hart, Surrogate
Carlton Legg and Meredith Mallory friends of Joshua Legg of
The estate of William Wall in account with Abraham Waggoner and Jacob W. Hallet, Administrators:
Cr. By amount of Inventory $458.93
Dr. To Administrators account and debts paid
as for Inventory of the farm in three
files lodged in office $2415.54
[19 March 1816
Abraham Wagener and Jacob W. Hallet, administrators of William Wall late of the town of Benton, have set forth the account of the deceased’s estate. The Surrogate orders advertisement in two papers, one of them the Ontario Repository, in order to raise nineteen hundred and fifty six Dollars and sixty one cents by sale of real estate to wit:]
the whole of the three following lots of Land in Phelps & Gorham’s purchase so called in the County of Ontario (Viz) Lot Number seventy five in township number six first range containing two hundred and fifty acres,
Also all that part of Lot number fifty two township No. seven first Range yet unsold containing one hundred and fifty Acres,
Lot No. Eighty four township No. Eight containing two hundred Acres.
[Approved 18 May 1816
Reuben Hart, Surrogate]
Dorcas Earls relict of Solomon Earls of
The Estate of Elisha Brown in account with Jemima Brown administratrix—
Cr. By amount of Inventory $366.65
Dr. To Paid Thos. Lee 25.25
Stewart & Hazard 7.00
Nathan P. Cole 2.75
Luther Winants 3.00
Mills Winants 3.00
Justus P. Spencer 1.31
Joseph Smith 10.00
Wm Babcock 4.82
John Winkley 42.75
Walker Wolcott 5.38
David Mills 3.43
Elisha Wolcott 3.00
William Briggs 7.50
Wm Cornwell 25.88
Hines Bates 2.00
John Griffin 88.77
administratrix for settling
said Estate 35.75
Surrogate for settling this
allowance to the widow 82.76 $366.35
Audited and allowed 20 July 1816 by Reuben Hart
[18 September 1816
The will of Pearly Phillips is presented; Alice Phillips and Daniel Ashley are appointed administrators of his estate by Reuben Hart.]
In the name of God amen.
I Pearly Phillips of the town of Bloomfield county of Ontario & State of New York being weak in body but of sound mind memory and understanding considering the uncertain tenure of this transitory life and that my duty calls upon me to make such a disposition of my worldly efforts as seems to my best Judgment equitable & reasonable do make and publish this my last will & testament in manner following to wit:
first I give devise and Bequeath unto my son Charles Phillips the sum of five dollars hereby declaring it to be my express intention that he shall not receive any greater or other sum out or from my estate either real or personal.—
Also I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Sophia Lee the sum of fifty dollars.
Also I hereby give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Phillips the sum of two hundred and fifty Dollars.
Also I hereby give devise and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Alice Phillips the use profits and benefit of one third part of all my real estate for and during the term of her natural life – also I give and bequeath unto my said wife my Chaise and harness. Also I hereby give devise and bequeath unto my said wife Alice Phillips the use profits & benefit of all the rest residue of my estate real & personal after the payment of my just debts and not herein disposed of in manner aforesaid in whatsoever consisting and wheresoever found for and during the remainder so long as she shall remain my widow and constinue sole and unmarried – Also after the death of my beloved wife Alice Phillips I give devise & bequeath unto my children Charles Phillips Sophia Lee & Mary Phillips above named & to their heirs forever all my Estate both real and personal in whatsoever consisting and wheresoever found which may and shall remain after the payment of my Just debts and which is not herein otherwise disposed of to be equally divided between them and their heirs forever and in case my said wife shall cease to be my widow and shall marry with any person whomsoever thereafter such marriage I give devise and bequeath unto my Children Charles Phillips Sophia Lee & Mary Phillips before named all my personal and two thirds of my real Estate which shall remain after the payment of my Just debts and not herein otherwise disposed of and from and after the decease of my said wife the one third of my real estate the use of which is above bequeathed to her during her life and to their heirs and assigns forever to be equally divided between them their heirs or assigns.
Lastly I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my well beloved wife Alice Phillips and my trusty friend Daniel Ashley Executrix and Executor 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 thirtieth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and sixteen.
Pearly Phillips (seal)
Signed sealed published
and declared as & for his
last will and testament in
our presence who have subscribed
the same in his presence –
[Proved by Reuben Hart]
Whereas proof has been made of the death of ---- Dean and ---- Brown Executors of Pearley Dean named in his will, the following Letter of Administration was granted:
To Pearley Dean son of Pearley Dean;
The Estate of Amos Garnsey in account with Jonathan Dean & Isaac Nichols Executors:
amount of Inventory $402.48
Paid Amos Garnsey as directed in the will
of the deceased as per the receipts of the said
Legatee one hundred Dollars and one
yoke of oxen Eighty five dollars 185.00
Paid Chancey Garnsey per Receipt 150.40
Executors Expenses settling said Estate 54.14
Surrogate fee in settling the account .75
The Executors presented the aforegoing account with the proper vouchers the same is audited and allowed there remains in their hands twelve Dollars and nineteen cents to be paid to Chancey Garnsey—
2 Jany 1817 Reuben Hart Surrogate
[13 January 1817
Administration granted to Fanny Harkness, Abiel Thomas and Oliver Harwood, executors named in the will of Buffom Harkness deceased]
In the name of God Amen.
I Buffom Harkness of the town of Middlesex and county of Ontario and State of New York being weak in body but of sound mind and memory (blessed be God) do this day on the twentyeighth Day of december in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
First I order my funeral and necessary charges & all lawful demands and debts to be setled then I give and bequeath unto my true and loving wife one third part of all my real property to be at her disposal during her natural life also one third of all my personal property to be at her disposal then the remainder I give unto my good and loving children Viz. [Alonia] Forest, Cynthia Anna, Hiram, Larned B., James and Minerva to be divided among them equally each one to receive their portion when they become of lawfull age also I give unto my Nepus Buffom Harkness Jun. out of personal property ten dollars
And also I make and ordain for my Joint executors of this my will Fanny Harkness, Abiel Thomas & Oliver Harwood in trust for the intent and purposes in this my will contained—
In witness whereof I the said Buffom Harkness have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above writen signed sealed and delivered by the said Buffom Harkness as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the signing & sealing thereof—
Abiel Thomas Buffom Harkness (seal)
Ontario County Ss:
[13 January 1817
Oliver Harwood appeared personally and swore to witnessing the will, along with Abiel Thomas and Robert Harkness.
Reuben Hart, Surrogate]