[Ontario Surrogate's Records] [Index to Book 4]


Ontario County Wills & Administrations

Book 4 (1809-1812)


Page 7

Samuel Buel administrator on the Estate of Epaphras Safford

Dr amount of Inventory 298.23

Cr by expences in settling said Estate allowed by the Surrogate 42.57

the Surrogate in settling the amount fee 1.—

paid Daniel Brown 4.17

Do Ebenezer Pettit .62

Solomon Carll 1.—

Ezra Rice 3.—

Elisha Brown 1.8

James C Sherratt 9.—

James Witter 9.37

Martin Brown 1.—

Daniel Brown received on account of Sabra Rice 4.62

Daniel Brown Do on account of Lewis Vorce 6.50

Ezra Cole 68.13

James Lawrence 12.50

William Hovey 1.60

Cr paid Marget Goyer 1.50

Do William Thorp 23.93

Peter Rump 3.37

Nathan P. Cole 1.75

Levi Benton 2.18

John Riggs 17.99

Joseph Havens 1.37

Mathew Cole 7.93

Moses Vancamp 9.21

Seth Hull 1.13

Jacob Dyer 12.—

Artemas Buel 18.33

Cyrus Buel 32.8

Ontario County Ss: Surrogates office April 24th 1809. Samuel Buel, Administrator of the Estate of Epaphras Safford deceased exhibited the foregoing account of his administration of said deceased estate accompanied with the proper vouchers. The same being liquidated and settled.

Reuben Hart Surrogate

Page 8

Ontario County Ss: Surrogate office May 9th 1809 Joel Dorman Administrator of the Estate of Aron Sutphan deceased Exhibited the following account of administration of said deceased Estate Viz:

Dr to amount of Inventory $28.62

Cr By Doctor Dorman bill for attendance as physician 19.81

By account allowed administrator in settling sd Estate 14.38

Ontario County Ss: Surrogates office May 9th 1809

Joel Dorman Administrator of the estate of Aron Sutphan deceased Exhibited the foregoing account of his Administration of said deceased Estate accompanied with the proper vouchers the same being allowed liquidated and settled.

Reuben Hart Surrogate

Page 10

The people of the State of New York by the grace of God free and Independent to Lyda Black wife of John Black deceased [&] Eber Black son of the said deceased all of said County:

Whereas the said John Black of said County as is alledged died intestate having whilst he lived and at the time of his death Goods, Chattels, or Credits within this State, by means whereof the Granting Administration and also the auditing allowing and final discharging the account thereof doth appertain unto us and we being desirous that the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased may be well and faithfully administered and disposed of DO Grant unto the said Lyda Black and Eber Black full power by these presents to Administer and faithfully dispose of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits, to ask, demand recover and receive the debts which unto the said deceased whilst living and at the time of his death did belong and to pay the debts which the said deceased did owe so far as such Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to your hands, knowledge or possession and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the office of the Surrogate of the said County of Ontario at or before the expiration of six Calender months from the date hereof: and also to render a just and true account of Administration when thereunto required and we do by these Presents depute constitute and appoint you the said Lyda Black and Eber Black administrators of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and credits which were of the said John Black deceased.—

In testimony whereof we have hereunto caused the seal of office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS Reuben Hart Esquire

surrogate of our said County at Canandaigua the thirtieth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Nine and of our Independence the thirty third.

Reuben Hart Surrogate

Page 11

[1 June 1809

Will of Joseph Merck; administration granted to Christianna Merck by Reuben Hart, Surrogate]

In the name of God amen.

I Joseph Merck of the town of Middlesex County of Ontario and State of New York being of sound mind and memory and understanding but being weak in body and considering the uncertainty of this present life, Do make ordain constitute and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following: To wit:

First I recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to its mother to be buried in a christian decent manner and as touching my worldly Estate that God has blessed me with my will is after my Just debts and funeral charges are paid,

That my wife Christiana and my four children be and live together and make the best use of my real and personal Estate for her use and the maintaining supporting and bringing up of my said Children Till the youngest shall arrive to Lawfull age, but if my wife should happen to marry before my youngest child arrives to Lawfull age my will is that my children to be taken care of out of the rents profits or Issue of my Estate and then to be equally divided between my wife and children share and share alike and lastly I appoint my trusty friend Jacob Shewman my Executor to the fulfilling of this my said will agreeable to the true Intent and meaning hereof hereby ratifying and allowing this to be my last will and testament.—

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Eight.—1808

his

Joseph Merck (seal)

mark

Signed sealed and delivered

in the presence of each other

and in the presence of the testator

who have hereunto set our hand

as Witnesses:

David Southerland

Philip Tinturff

Fredk Dutch

[David Southerland swears to witnessing the will along with Philip Tintorff and Fredr. Dutch.

Reuben Hart, Surrogate

31 May 1809 Jacob Showman files his renunciation as executor of Joseph Merck’s will.]

Page 41

[To Mary Hiltibidal wife and Peter Hiltibidal son of George Hiltibidal late of Snell; appointed administrators by Reuben Hart, Surrogate, 18 September 1809.]

Page 45

[To Dyer Woodworth friend of Abner Woodworth; appointed administrator 30 September 1809 by Reuben Hart, Surrogate.]

Page 79

[To Alice Whitman wife of Beza Whitman deceased and Henry Green friend of the said deceased; appointed administrators 16 April 1810 by Eliphalet Taylor, Surrogate.]

Page 89

[To Susannah Buel widow of and Artemas Buel son of Samuel Buel late of Snell; appointed administrators 9 May 1810 by Eliphalet Taylor, Surrogate]

Page 90

[To Jacob L. Larzelere brother of and Martin Kendig Junior Brother in law of Richard Larzelere late of the town of Seneca deceased; appointed administrators 10 May 1810 by Eliphalet Taylor.]

Page 92

The Estate of John Black deceased in account with Lydia Black adminx and Eber Black admr.:

Dr To the amount of Inventory $261.76

Cr. By paid Joseph H. Williams $30.—

By paid Arnold Potter 6.22

By paid Buffom Harkness 31.13

By paid Samuel Laurence 7.90

By paid Cornelius Sawyer L2.18.7 equal to 7.32

$82.57

By pay Eber Black accnt of administration 15.12

By paying Lydia Black acct of administration 3.75

$101.44

Bal. 160.32

By paying Eber Black towards a debt due to

him from the estate for labour 160.32

The sum is the bal. of the Inventory 160.32

Debts due from the estate viz.:

To Eber Black for 3 yr 2 ½ mo. As per his acct

rendered and allowed $616

of which there has been paid as per

his Credit 150.

$466.

The above payment deducted 160.32

Balance due $305.68

The above is a true statement of the estate of

John Black dec’d and of the debts due from

said Estate this 15th day of May 1810.

Eber Black

her

Lydia X Black

mark

Page 93

The Estate of Jesse Hall dec’d in acct with Abr. Voke

Dr. To amt of Inventory of that part claimed by

the Executors of William Hall dec’d $1582.00

To Supplementary charge against Exr of W. Hall 9.73

$1591.73

The above appears to have been claimed by the Exr of W. Hall dec’d and on a final adjustment and Settlement all parties concerned concuring therein was relinquished to the said Executors of William Hall dec’d. $1591.73

To Remainder of Inventory as appraised & returned $25.79

Supplementary contract with Sam. Shaw 30.—

To Gridiron afterwards discovered 1.75

To some small thing not recollected & sold at .25

$58.15

Cr. By paying for 8 & half days work sawing shingle stuff

@ 5 & paying for use of a Saw 4 days at 1/ $5.81

By paying a debt due Saml. Shaw 4.27

By do. Chambers .6

By a loss on a Rifle inventoried at $14. & charge of

$2.79 against Abner Hall, which was [ ] and

recovered only $3 13.79

By a loss in contract with Saml. Shaw he not

having made but 11 thousand shingles out of the 20 13.50

By administrators account & expenses allowed him in

administering 18.50

By paying Gilbert going Canandaigua for bail .75

56.68

1.47

June 14, 1810. There appears to be in the hands of Abm. Voak admr of Jesse Hall dec’d one dollar & forty seven cents – such documents & proofs have been exhibited as is satisfactory to me.

Eliphalet Taylor Surrogate

Page 106

[1 June 1810

Sarah Potter widow and relict of Arnold Potter dec’d and Nathaniel W. Howell, two of the Executors named in the will of said Arnold Potter decline “taking upon ourselves the burden and risque of executing the said Will” and consent to the granting of Letters Testamentary to the other Executor. Witnessed by Wm. Potter and J. Ballou. Recorded 23 August 1810 by Eliphalet Taylor, Surrogate.]

[22 August 1810

The Will exhibited and administration granted to George Brown.]

In the name of God Amen.

I Arnold Potter of Middlesex Township in the County of Ontario and State of New York, but at this time lying sick in the County of Dauphin in the State of Pennsylvania, being very sick and weak in body but of sound mind memory and understanding blessed be God for the same, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, to wit,

Principally and first of all I commend my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner, at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named, and as to such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the manner and form following, to wit,

I give and devise unto my dearly beloved wife Sarah Potter, my daughter Penelope Potter, my son William Potter & my son Arnold Potter (after my just debts and funeral expences are all paid and satisfied) my whole estate both real and personal to be divided amongst them severally agreeably to the laws for the division of Intestate estates in the State of New York, which real estate that by the division may fall to my daughter Penelope, my son William and my son Arnold, I give and devise to them severally and each of them their heirs and assigns forever and the survivor or survivors of them and the heirs of such survivor or survivors.—

And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my dearly beloved wife Sarah Potter my trusty and much esteemed friends Captain George Brown and Nathaniel W. Howell all of Ontario County in the State of New York to be the Executors of this my last will, desiring and enjoining on them and the survivor of them to take charge of my three children and give my sons William Potter and Arnold Potter and each of them a liberal education.—

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed my seal the sixth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten, 1810.—

The words, to them, being interlined before signing.—

Signed, sealed published pronounced

and declared by the said Testator Arnold Potter L.S.

as his last will and testament

in the presence of us, who in his

presence and at his request have

subscribed as witnesses.—

John Carson

Archd McAllister

Jno. B. Cox

[22 August 1810, ---- Hubbard [sic] appeared before the Surrogate and was sworn, saying he saw Arnold Potter sign and seal the foregoing Will, that he was of sound mind at the time, and that John Carson, Archibald McAllister and Jno. B. Cox witnessed the said Will.

Eliphalet Taylor, surrogate

Recorded & examined 23 August 1810]

Page 139

[To Warham Williams, brother of Davis Williams late of Naples dec’d; administration granted to Warham Williams 4 January 1811 by Eliphalet Taylor, Surrogate]

To the Surrogate of the County of Ontario – I Salome Williams widow and relict of Davis Williams deceased, do hereby renounce my right of administering on the estate of the said deceased, and I request you to grant the administration to Warham Williams of Middlesex, the brother of the said deceased, and oblige your

Humble servant,

Salome Williams

Page 159

[To Susannah Milspaugh widow & relict of and David Sutherland friend of Frederick Milspaugh late of Middlesex deceased; administration granted to them 20 February 1811 by Eliphalet Taylor, Surrogate.]

Page 188

[To Froanny Allin Relict of Gideon Allin late of the County of Ontario deceased; administration granted to her 7 May 1811 by Reuben Hart, Surrogate.]

Page 192

The Estate of Daniel Wilcox deceased in account with Henry Green Administrator and Lucinda Wilcox now Lucinda Metcalf Administratrix:

Cr. By amount of Inventory $536.84

Dr. Paid funeral charges $5.00

Do. Doctor Harkness 36.00

Doct. Dyer 5.00

Expence in taking the Inventory 5.50

appraisers fee 3.00

Leonard Morse note 37.00

Charles Vanwormer 2.00

Isaac Wells 1.00

George Green 2.92

Waram Williams .50

Arnold Potter Ballance on acct 8.00

Oliver Harwood 2.30

Gason Goodrich 5.35

Samuel Skanning 404.00

Parley Gates 2.00

John Tuft 12.09

Elisha Higby 4.70

Surrogate for settling this acct 2.50

Administrators Expences & time 5.00

543.86

Ontario County Ss:

The administrators appeared and exhibited their vouchers and account as above. It appears they have fully administered and that there is due to the administrators the sum of seven Dollars and two cents to be retained out of future assets that may come into their hands.

Audited this 30th day May AD 1811

Reuben Hart, Surrogate

Page 192

[1 June 1811

The Will is exhibited of Parley Dean deceased; administration is granted to Elisha Brown and Abigail Dean, Executors named in the Will, by Reuben Hart, Surrogate.]

The same day William Phillips swears to witnessing the Will along with Elisha Brown and Truman Spencer.]

In the name of God Amen.

I Parley Dean of the town [of Benton] in the county of Ontario and State of New York considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will & testament in manner and form following that is to say:

first I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Abigal the use of one third part of all my lands and buildings as long as she remains my widow also I give and bequeath to my beloved wife one riding horse and one cow.

secondly I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Perly Dean jun. one half of all my lands and buildings with the appurtenances and privileges belonging thereunto.

thirdly I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Leonard Dean one hundred Dollars to be paid in Stock or grain out of my Estate by my Executors when he arrives at the age of twenty one years.—

fourthly I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Amanda Dean one hundred and twenty Dollars to be paid in Stock or grain by my executors out of my estate.

fifthly I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughters Anna Dean and Betsy Dean one hundred Dollars a peace each of them to be paid in Stock or grain out of my Estate by my executors when they shall severally arrive at the age of Eighteen years.

sixthly I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Danford Dean all the remainder of my Estate both real and personal after paying all my honest debts and the Legacys above mentioned.

seventhly I give and bequeath unto my trusty and well beloved friend Elisha Brown three Dollars and him together with my well beloved wife Abigal I make my executors—

hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day September in the year of our lord one thousand Eight hundred and ten.—

signed sealed published and declared

by the above Perly 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

the word bequeath and the word one between the seventh and Eighth lines from the top Interlined before signed also the words in Stock or Grain between the 11th and 12th lines interlined before signed.

Wm Phillips

Elisha Brown

Truman Spencer Parley Dean (seal)

I hereby certify the above to be a true copy of the letters testamentary granted on the will of Parley Dean deceased of the said will and of the certificate of the proof thereof.

Reuben Hart Surrogate

Page 195

[4 June 1811

The Will exhibited of Nehemiah Clark of Jerusalem; administration granted to Southmayd Garnsey and Asahel Stone, named executors in the same Will, by Reuben Hart Surrogate]

In the name of God Amen.

I Nehemiah Clark of Jerusalem County of Ontario and State of New York considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound 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 Laury Clark one cow six sheep all my household furniture and ten Dollars in money and all the remainder of my property after my Just debts and funeral charges are paid to my son Henry if he shall die before he is of Lawful age to my wife Laura the property to be turned into cows and sheep and let out to the best advantage at the discretion of my Executors untill he is of lawful age then to be turned into Land for him at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and I do hereby appoint Southmayd Garnsey of Gorham and Asahel Stone Jun. of Jerusalem my Executors of this my last will & testament hereby revoking all wills that I have heretofore made.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of may in the year of our lord one thousand Eight hundred and Eleven

signed sealed and delivered by the above Nehemiah Clark to be his last will in presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator—

Raphael Garnsey

Truman Stone Nehemiah Clark (seal)

David Ingraham

[4 June 1811

Raphael Garnsey swears to witnessing the will along with Truman Stone and David Ingraham.

Reuben Hart Surrogate

approved for probate]

Page 218

Personally came before me Reuben Hart Surrogate of the County of Ontario Miriam Hazard and signed the following renunciation:

Ontario County 18th September 1811 I Miriam Hazard wife of Jonathan J. Hazard late of Benton in said County deceased renounce my right in Law to Administer on said Estate.

Miriam Hazard

[Administration granted on the same date to Griffin B. Hazard son of the said deceased, who died intestate. Reuben Hart, Surrogate]

Page 251

The Estate of Isaac Lain in account with Jonathan Fletcher & Elizabeth Fletcher Administratrix formerly widow of the said Isaac Lain deceased

Cr By amount of inventory $372.50

Dr paid Jareb Dyer .50

“ Wm Coutagu? 5.00

“ Abner Hall 30.75

“ Silvester Tiffany 1.00

“ Washington Sampson 16.00

“ Abraham Lain 5.00

“ Joseph Lain 2.00

“ Surrogate for Letter 2.50

“ Do for filing Inventory .25

“ Settling said estate 32.00 $95.00

Cr amount brought up $372.50

Dr Do brought up 95.00} 96.50

paid Surrogate fee for settling 1.50} 276.00

this amount to Recording &c

Surrogates office 15th day of Feby AD 1812

[Jonathan & Elizabeth Fletcher came before Surrogate Reuben Hart and exhibited the foregoing account. It appears that there remains in the hands of the administrators $276.00, the same being audited and allowed; the Surrogate orders distribution in the following manner:]

Viz: to the said Elizabeth Fletcher the sum of ninety two dollars being one third of the Above sum of two hundred and seventy six Dollars the remainder to the children of said deceased Viz to Sally Lain the sum of sixty one Dollars and four cents, to John Lain the sum of sixty one Dollars and four cents, to Hannah Lain the sum of sixty one Dollars and four cents the said sums to [be] retained in the hands of the Administrators for the benefit of the said heirs in case there should be Guardians appointed then the said sums to be paid over into the hands of the Guardians for the benefit of said heirs.

Reuben Hart, Surrogate

Page 264

Ontario County Ss: On the 18th day of march 1812 before Reuben Hart Surrogate of said [County] came Warham Williams Administrator of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits which were of Davis Williams late of said County deceased, and Henry Green Selden Williams and Seth Low Guardians of the Infant children & heirs of the said deceased Adjourned this Court to the 15 Day of April next – meet according to adjournment the Administrator and the above named Guardians The following account part of which had previously been exhibited was exhibited and consented to by the Guardians & allowed by the Surrogate the Administrator

Dr To the amount of Inventory heretofore exhibited $122.57

Collected of Coln. Lee 1.65

Reuben Both 1.39

Do. Robert Park 7.75

Do. Huram Sabin 1.12 ½

Do. Lemuel Barber 1.75

Do. Josh. Lyon 1.02

Do. Knap 1.00

Do. Lemuel Baker 0.10

Do. D. Wells 6.03

Do. Warren Clark 2.02

Do. Eber Wadkin 4.63

Do. E. Taylor 3.49

Do. Watch of Lyon 18.00

Do. Joseph Clark 7.06

Do. “ Drake 1.31

Do. “ Riker 4.32

Do. Wm Clark Jun. 0.62

Do. John Johnson 8.31

Do. Lyon & Watkins 20.00

Do. Share in Libra 5.00

Do. E. Clevland Jun 3.82

Do. Jason Watkins 0.50

Do. C. Carpenter 0.37

Do. “ Windslow 0.30 $225.13 ½

The Estate of Davis Williams in account with Warham Williams Administrator

Cr. By amount brought up 225.13 ½

Collect. Of Dagit 3.12

1 Barrel Pickles 4.00

Collected of Joel Watkins .14

Do. “ Lyman Woodard .25

Do. “ John Walford 4.00

8 Ό Wool 4.25

Cash of Hinckly 1.60

Use of tools one year 30.00 $272.49 ½

Dr. paid D. Law 1.39

Do. “ William Watkins 4.63

Do. “ E. Wing 3.48

Do. “ Note to Silas Newcomb .62

Do. “ Charles Wilcox 3.12

Do. “ Ellin Whitman 4.00

Do. “ D. Cady .27

Do. “ Wing 3.49

Do. “ N.D. Parrish 1.75

Do. “ E. Lee 3.00

Do. “ H. Froat 3.00

Do. “ N. Slayton 1.05

Do. “ James Willson 3.40

Do. “ Joel Watkins 7.85

Do. “ B. Clark 2.69

Do. “ Cornish 14.50

Do. “ L. Metcalf 6.18

Do. “ E. Lee 4.39

Do. “ for Shingles 1.50

Do. “ Shingle Do. 1.32

Do. “ Dan Newcomb 4.69

Do. “ Jabez Metcalf Jun. 4.00

Do. “ Due bill signed D. Williams 1.20

Do. “ D. Lain 1.08

Do. “ Michael Keeth 2.00

Do. “ M. Watkins 4.75

Do. “ W. Watkins 3.00 $90.45

Cr. Amount brought up $272.49 ½

Dr. Brought up $90.45

Paid William Watkins 8.82

Do. Jeremiah Parrish 8.32

five M Shingle 10.00

Paid note to Doc. Newcomb 12.50

Do. Wilcox .53

Administrator for settling

said estate 45.49

2 notes Due to the Administrator 2.89

Paid Collins 5.00

Do. Note to Lewis Esq. 5.00

Do. an attorney 1.10

Do. Joshua Abby 14.00

Do. John More 7.28

Do. Sam. Hooker .50

Do. E. Whitman 4.00

Expences in settling this account 1.50

Surrogates fee & advertising

order &c 14.10

one Quire Paper .25 $231.73

Debts against the estate unpaid

Viz. Due to Isaac Blanchard about 2.72

Do. Major Rimer .57

Do. N. Clark 2.00

Do. Oliver Tiney 4.00

Do. Doc. Harkness 11.45

Do. “ Collins Esq. 25.37

Do. Joseph H. Williams 12.00

Do. Jesse Adams 1.40

Do. Abraham Dox 15.00

Do. Wm Watkins 14.00

Do. J. Moon 1.70 $90.21

Cr. By note Ezra Shepherd 2.75

“ “ Doct. Newcomb 2.75

“ “ William Hartwell 4.00

Dr. allowed the widow to retain beding $10.75

[18 March 1812 adjourned to 15th Inst.

Warham Williams administrator of Davis Williams hath made a true account of the personal estate and just debts of the deceased; an order made to all persons interested in said estate to show cause why real estate should not be sold; order published in Ontario Messenger; need to raise sixty Dollars to pay off his debts, administrator directed to sell enough real estate to cover that amount]

from the west part of a small farm in the town of Naples on the west side of the highway as will raise the above sum of sixty Dollars and further if the said sum cannot be raised from that part on the west side then sell so much off the east side as will make up the deficiency.

[18 April 1812

Reuben Hart, Surrogate]

Page 279

[To Rennels Moon friend of Benoni Moon late of Middlesex; administration granted to Reynolds Moon 29 June 1812 by Reuben Hart Esquire, Surrogate.]