Estate Notices 1890

From The Herkimer Democrat
Herkimer County, NY

Contributed by Lisa Slaski
With Research Notes by Lisa Slaski




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The Herkimer Democrat, Wednesday, March 5, 1890.

Surrogate's court
Hon. Eugene E. Sheldon presiding.

Thursday, Feb 27 - the last will and testament of Kate Dresher, of Herkimer, admitted to probate and letters testamentary issued to Carrie McLucky, and appraisers appointed.

Notes: Residing in Salisbury under the surname Thrasher in 1860 and in German Flatts under the surname of Dresher in 1870 census. William was a veteran in the Civil War having served in the 97th. He and Catherine had at least 5 children (all born in NY): William, jr. (b. abt. 1839), Catherine (b. abt. 1844), Caroline (b. abt. 1846), John (b. abt. 1848), Josephine (b. abt. 1850). William and Catharine are buried in the Fort Herkimer Church cemetery in German Flatts. Catharine died 13 Jan 1890, age 82. Her husband died before her on 5 Feb 1885.


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The Herkimer Democrat, Wednesday, March 5, 1890.

Surrogate's court
Hon. Eugene E. Sheldon presiding./

Thursday, Feb 27 - Letters of administration of the goods, chattels and credits of Philip Mower of Schuyler, deceased, issued to Amasa Mower and Hiram L. Johnson, and bond filed for $2,000 and appraisers appointed.

Notes: Philip Mower (1817-1890) is buried in Miller-Dutchtown Cemetery, East Schuyler, along with his three wives. Amasa Mower is a son. Philips daughter, Frances, married Hiram Johnson and thus Hiram is his son-in-law. Philip had several other children, including: Homer T., Horace G., Edwin F., Mary.


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The Herkimer Democrat, Wednesday, March 5, 1890.

Surrogate's court
Hon. Eugene E. Sheldon presiding.

Feb 29  Letters of administration of the estate of Mary C. Donovan of Little Falls, granted to Bridget Ellmaker of Buffalo, N. Y. bond filed $200.

Notes: not sure how theyre connected. Bridget Ellmaker of Buffalo was the wife of Granger Ellmaker. She was born in Aug 1859 in NY and married Granger about 1880 and borne him 6 children, 3 of which died before 1900. Her parents were born in Ireland.


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The Herkimer Democrat, Wednesday, March 5, 1890.

Surrogate's court
Hon. Eugene E. Sheldon presiding.

March 1  Degree entered settling account of Stephen A. Ingham as executor of the estate of Jacob Becker.

Notes: Jacob Becker appears to have never been married. Stephen Ambler Ingham, b. at Inghams Mills, Herkimer county, 23 May 1849, a son of Silas Amber Ingham and Elizabeth McLean. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1871 and was practicing medicine with his father at Little Falls in 1875. There appears to be no family connection between them.


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The Herkimer Democrat, Wednesday, March 5, 1890.

Surrogate's court
Hon. Eugene E. Sheldon presiding.

March 3   The last will and testament of John Clark, of Newport, deceased, admitted to probate.

Notes: St. Johns cemetery, Newport: John Clark died 1890, aged 82 years.John Clark was residing in Schuyler in 1880, age 71 with wife, Mary, age 69 and a couple of his children. His son, James lived in Newport.


Decree entered in the final judicial settlement of Darius C. Tanner, as executor of the estate of Abigail Barney.

Notes:

A) Isaac Tanner, third child for Francis Tanner, born September 9, 1736, in South Kingston, R. I., married first time December 8, 1759, Lydia Sherman, daughter of Benjamin and Ruth Sherman. He married second time April 28, 1765, Hannah Boss, daughter of Jeremiah Boss of Richmond, R.I. He married a third time August 16, 1770, Mary Bentley. He died at Tanner Hill, Schuyler, Herkimer county, New York, September 10, 1822. Inscription on tombstone: "In memory of Isaac Tanner, who died in the faith." He was 87 years old. They had thirteen children but no reference is made to which family they come or the dates of their births. Benjamin, Francis, Isaac, John, Nathan, William, Gardner, Lydia, Hannah, Abigail, Patience and Mary. Source: Descendants of John Tanner [1778-1850], compiled by Maurice Tanner, published by the Tanner Family Association, 1923.

B) 1850 census, town of Schuyler, Herkimer, NY: Nathan, age 66 [b. about 1784]; Isaac, age 80 [b. about 1770]; Gardiner, age 61 [b. about 1789], Jeremiah, age 48 [b. about 1802]; Hiram, age 30 [b. about 1820], George, age 38 {b. about 1812]. 1870 census gives Abigail Barney, age 65 [b. about 1805].

C) Darius C. Tanner was a son of Nathan Tanner of Schuyler, who is likely the son of Isaac as given above.

D) It appears that Abigail was likely the second wife of Alanson Barney by which she had no children by him, although he had children from a previous wife. She married him sometime between 1850 and 1860. By 1870 he had died and she was left widowed, living on her own. She was born about 1805.


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The Herkimer Democrat, Wednesday, March 5, 1890.

Surrogate's court
Hon. Eugene E. Sheldon presiding.

March 3 - Decree entered in the partial judicial accounting of Jordan Joslin, as administrator of the estate of Persus Pruyne, deceased.

Notes: Persis Pruyne was widowed by 1850, age 56. She lived with Alexander B. and Charlotte A. Watson and family in Frankfort, Herkimer county from 1850 to 1880, except for 1860 in which she owned her own farm. She is listed as an Aunt to Alexander Watson in the 1880 census. Jordan Joslin was a farmer in Frankfort in 1880.


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