[Ontario Surrogate's Records] [Index to Book 12]


Ontario County Wills & Administrations

Book 12 (1817-1819)


Page 61

[4 December 1817

The will of Caleb Clark is brought in; Cynthia Clark is granted administration.]

In the name of God Amen.

I Caleb Clark of the Town of Middlesex in the County of Ontario and State of New York being weak in body but of a sound and perfect mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say):

I bequeath to my beloved wife Cynthia the whole of my Personal Estate to be enjoyed by her during her life excepting one horse to my son Arvin and one Cow and ten Sheep and the whole of my land after the decease of my wife one third I bequeath to her during her life I likewise bequeath unto my Two daughters Henrietta and Layea fifty Dollars each and one Cow and five Sheep to Each of them and all the house hold furniture after the decease of my wife Cynthia and to my son Arvin all the farming utensils when he comes of age.

I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Cynthia 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 the eighteenth day of April one Thousand Eight hundred and Eleven.

Signed Sealed published and delivered by the within Named Caleb Clark to be his last will and testament in the presents of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as witnesses in Presence of the Testator.

Nathan Loomis

Selden Williams Caleb Clark L.S.

Rowse Perry

[4 December 1817 Selden Williams and Rowse Perry swear to witnessing the will, along with Nathan Loomis. Proved by Stephen Phelps, Surrogate]

Page 129

[7 March 1818

The will of Isaac Whitney is brought in; Susannah Whitney, the Executor, and Jeremiah Comstock are granted administration.]

In the name of God. Amen.

Isaac Whitney of the town of Middlesex County of Ontario State of New York do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

First I resign my Soul into the hands of God hoping and believing in the remision of my Sins by the Merrets and Mediation of Jesus Christ, and my body I Commit to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors herein after Named and my Worldly Estate I give and devise as follows:

First I give and devise that all my lands & tenements with the appurtenances Situate Lying and being in the town of Middlesex to be Equally divided amongst my heirs to have and to hold by my said heirs and assigns forever,

also I give to my Wife Susanah Whitney the use of the Lands during the time and for the purpose for the maintenance of the Children and allso the use of the Land while she remains my Widow;

all the rest and residue of my Personal Estate Whatsoever of what nature kind or Quantity soever may be and not herein before given and disposed of after payment of my debts Legacies and funeral expences and I do hereby Constitute and appoint my said Wife Susanah Whitney with Jeremiah Comstock sole Executrix of this my Last will and testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 29 day of Novr. In the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Seventeen.

Isaac Whitney (seal)

Signed sealed and

delivered in presence

of us

Isaac Secore Junr.

Owen Cole

Jeremiah Comstock

[7 March 1818, Jeremiah Comstock swears to witnessing the will, along with Isaac Secor Jr. And Owen Cole. Proved by Stephen Phelps.]

Page 141

[15 June 1818

The will of Jacob Wagener was exhibited; administration granted to Anna Wagener]

I Jacob Wagener of the Town of Jerusalem in the County of Ontario and State of New York being of a sound and disposing mind and Memory and understanding considering the uncertainty of this Mortal life and the certainty of death do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament and I do by these presents revoke and make null all Wills and Testaments previous to this date.

First and principally I commend my soul to God who gave it by faith in his son Jesus Christ through the Merits sufferings and Intercessions of a dying Saviour through whom I hope for salvation and eternal life, and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently intered at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named.

It is my will that funeral charges and all my just debts are paid—

And as touching earthly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I firstly give and bequeath to my dear and well beloved sister Anna Wagener now residing in the town aforesaid, all my estate both real and personal that is to say, all my Lands that I own in the town of Jerusalem together with the Houses Barns and tenements, appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining in said town of Jerusalem and County aforesaid, also all the Lands I give to my sister Anna or that may arise on the gore so called being on the west side of the Seneca lake in the town of Benton County of Ontario to her and her heirs and assigns forever and lastly I give to my sister Anna Wagener all my Stock, Cowes, Oxen, Horses, Sheep and Swine and all my farming utensils, Waggons, plows, Chains and Drays together with all my household Furniture and all my wearing apparel—

I do hereby constitute make and ordain the above named Anna Wagener the sole Executrix of this my last Will and testament.—

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of the first Month in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighteen.

In the presence of

Richard Smith Jacob Wagener L.S.

Asahel Stone

James Brown Jr

[15 June 1818 Asahel Stone swears to witnessing the will, along with Richard Smith and James Brown Jr. Proved by Stephen Phelps.]

Page 149

[10 August 1818

The will of Charles Ferry is exhibited; administration granted to Dorcas Ferry.]

In the name of God Amen.

I Charles Ferry of the town of Middlesex in the County of Ontario and State of New York being in perfect soundness of mind and memory calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.—

As touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner, that is to say,

First I give and bequeath to Dorcas my dearly beloved wife all my Estate both real and personal (which may remain after discharging my just debts) to be by her freely enjoyed and at her sole disposal as she may think proper, with full and absolute rights and power to convey and dispose of the same in what manner soever or to whom soever she may think proper.—

And I do also hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife as aforesaid the sole Executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and disannulling all and every other former testaments, wills, Legacies bequests and Executors by me in any wise before named, willed or bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.—

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and Eighteen.

Charles Ferry L.S.

Signed, sealed, pronounced and

declared by the said Charles Ferry

as his last will and testament in

his presence and in the presence of

each other have hereunto subscribed our names—

Jabez French

Royal Hazleton

Parmela French

[10 August 1818, Royal Hazleton and Parmele French swear to witnessing the will, along with Jabez French. Proved by Stephen Phelps.]

Page 157

[5 October 1818

The will of Susannah Clanford is exhibited; administration granted to Asahel Stone and John Briggs.]

The last will and Testament of Susannah Clanford widow of Milo, County of Ontario and State of New York. I Susannah Clanford considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound mind and memory, blessed be the Lord for the same, do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say,

Item 1st my will is that all my just debts together with my funeral charges should be paid by my executors hereafter named—

Item 2nd I give and bequeath unto my son John Clanford all my land on the north side of the Mill Creek and so much land on the south side opposite the same as will make one acre, together with all the waters adjoining the same to have and to hold to him the said John Clanford, his heirs and assigns forever.—

Item 3rd I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Rebecca Clanford and to my son John Clanford eightynine acres of Land to be taken off the west side of my farm from one end to the other equally to be divided, excepting the said Rebeccah is to have one acre the most together with all the buildings and fruit trees and waters thereon to them the said Rebeccah and John to have and to hold to them and to their heirs and assigns forever they paying fifty Dollars each to my executors within one year after my decease, for my grand daughter Mary Lawrence—

Item 4th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rebeccah and to my son John all my personal estate equally to be divided between them the said Rebeccah and John.

Item 5th I give and bequeath unto my son Peter Supplee the one equal half of fifty Acres on the east side of my farm with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, to have and to hold to him the said Peter and to his heirs and assigns forever—

Item 6th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rachel Sheppard fifty Dollars to be made out of the one equal half of fifty Acres of Land lying on the east side of my farm and the remaining of the aforesaid equal half I give and bequeath unto Anna Wagener to hold in trust for Rachel Sheppard to have and to hold unto the said Anna Wagener her heirs and assigns forever in trust aforesaid.—

Item 7th I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Mary Lawrence one hundred Dollars to be paid by my executors hereafter named when she arrives to the age of eighteen years to be paid by my executors hereafter named—

I hereby appoint Asahel Stone of Jerusalem and John Briggs of the same place 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 thirty first day of the seventh month in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.

her

Susannah X Clanford

mark

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Susannah Clanford to be her last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator.—

Richard Smith

Aaron Remer

Peter Hiltibidal

Be it known to all whom it may concern the cause of my giving more property to Rebeccah and to John Clanford is to debar them from bringing any account against my estate it being a full compensation for their services since they were of Lawful age.

her

Susannah X Clanford

mark

Richard Smith

Aaron Remer

Peter Hiltibidal

[5 October 1818 Peter Hiltibidal appeared personally and swore to witnessing the will, along with Richard Smith and Aaron Remer. Proved by Stephen Phelps.]

Page 196

Horatio Crane appointed guardian of George, Hannah and Ephraim Chissom of Benton; 21 May 1817 by Stephen Phelps, Surrogate.

Page 199

Fanny Harkness appointed guardian of Hyram, Learned B., James and Minerva Harkness of Middlesex; 10 June 1817 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 205

Ezra Rice appointed guardian of Olive Barden Jr. of Seneca; 19 June 1817 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 211

Elias Gilbert and Mason Hatfield appointed guardians of Asahel Gilbert of Middlesex; 16 October 1817 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 219

Henry Roff Jr appointed guardian of Abraham Gillet of Italy; 19 November 1817 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 220

Robert Buckley appointed guardian of Abel Buckley, John Buckley, Samuel B. Buckley, Hezekiah Buckley and Mary Ann Buckley of Benton; 24 November 1817 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 221

Sarah Bostwick appointed guardian of Lazarus Botsford of Benton;24 November 1817 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 258

Abraham Lacy appointed guardian of Lamyra Lacy aged 9 years & Sarah Lacy aged 6 years Legitimate children and sole heirs at law of Ezra Locey late a Soldier in the 3rd Regiment of Heavy Artillery in the United States army deceased; 7 October 1818 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 271

Solomon Finch chosen guardian of James Raplee of Milo; 4 December 1818 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 270

Thomas Raplee chosen guardian of Robert Raplee of Milo; 4 December 1818 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 279

Dorcas Critenden appointed guardian of Dorcas Crafts aged 9 years the 17th day of June last, child and Legal Heir at law of Edward Crafts late a sergeant in the Militia of the State of New York in the United States Service deceased; 23 January 1819.

Page 281

Nathaniel W. Hedges chosen guardian of Josiah Hedges of Milo; 16 February 1819 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 282

Nathaniel W. Hedges appointed guardian of Amanda Hedges and Charlotte Hedges of Milo; 16 February 1819 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 294

Jonathan Whitaker chosen guardian of Melinda Cushman and Joshua Cushman of Benton; 12 April 1819 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 299

Elias Gilbert and Mason Hatfield appointed guardians of Mason Gilbert of Middlesex; 1 June 1819 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 308

Thomas Hathaway appointed guardian of Lazarus Botsford of Milo; 11 September 1819 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 335

Nichol Turnbull appointed guardian of Nichol Turnbull Jr. and John William Wall of Benton; 28 November 1820.

Page 350

Sally Tubbs appointed guardian of Alvira Tubbs of Benton; 2 October 1821 by Ira Selby.

Page 351

George Sisson chosen guardian of Lazarus Botsford a minor of Milo; 15 October 1821 by Ira Selby.

Page 360

Joshua Way appointed guardian of Reliance Townsend, George N. Townsend, Mary Jane Townsend and Olive Townsend infants under the age of 14 years; 4 February 1822 by Ira Selby.

Page 362

Joel Dorman chosen and appointed guardian of John L. Townsend and Sabra Townsend minors over the age of 14 years;5 March 1822 by Ira Selby.

Page 364

Nathan Loomis chosen and appointed guardian of Nathaniel Loomis, a minor over the age of 14 years; 14 March 1822 by Ira Selby.

Page 366

Abner Woodworth chosen and appointed guardian of Danford Dean a minor over the age of 14 years; 27 March 1822 by Ira Selby.

Page 367

Jared Patchin chosen and appointed guardian of Henry Johnson a minor over the age of 14 of Benton; 3 April 1822 by Ira Selby.

Page 368

Mary Wood late Mary Numan appointed guardian of Benjamin Numan an infant under the age of 14 years of Benton; 22 March 1822 by Ira Selby.

Page 415

To Ezra Rice, friend of Ezekiel Barden late of the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 19 June 1817 by Stephen Phelps, Surrogate.

Page 418

To Asahel Stone Junr friend of William Smith late of the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 24 June 1817 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 429

To Mary Botsford Relict of Abel Botsford late of the town of Benton in the County of Ontario; administration granted 8 September 1817.

Page 430

To Huram Sabin friend of Ephraim Cleavland late of the town of Naples in the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 2 October 1817 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 432

To Huram Sabin friend and relation of Franklin Cleavland late of the town of Naples in the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 23 October 1817 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 434

To Nabby Gillet Relict and Joseph Roff Jr. friend of Asa Gillet late of the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 4 November 1817 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 439

To George Barden son of Thomas Barden late of the town of Seneca in the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 3 December 1817 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 443

To Jane Boutton relict of Robert Boutton late of the town of Italy in the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 7 December 1817 by Stephen Phelps.

The above letter it appears ought to have been granted Issued Sept. 28th 1817 but omited through mistake. S. Phelps Surrogate

Page 459

To William Shattuck friend of Timothy Stewart late of the town of Benton in the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 23 June 1818 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 467

To Nathan L. Kidder friend of Abraham Oldfield late of the town of [Benton] in the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 22 August 1818 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 469

To Charles William Henry relation of William Potter late of the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 2 September 1818 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 482

To Phebe Cornwell relict of William Cornwell late of the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 4 November 1818 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 487

To Daniel Hedges son of Daniel Hedges late of the town of ---- in the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 25 November 1818 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 492

Aaron Remer friend of Consider Cushman late of the town of Benton in the county of Ontario deceased; administration granted 9 December 1818 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 502

To Ruth Corey Relict of Joseph Corey late of the town of Benton in the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 9 January 1819 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 506

To Henry Clark son of Caleb Clark late of the town of Canandaigua in the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 6 February 1819 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 511

To Lovina Phelps relict of Luman Phelps late of the town of Milo in the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 22 March 1819 by Stephen Phelps.

Page 519

To Amelia Reynolds relict of Whitman Reynolds late of the town of ---- in the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted 7 June 1819 by Stephen Phelps.