1894 Benjamin E. Bushnell Proof of Will

Little Falls, New York

Contributed by Ron Reid

From the Surrogate Court Records, Herkimer Co., NY
Transcribed by Ronald J. Reid, 2003
Benjamin E. Bushnell Proof of Will


Petition for Proof of Will

Surrogate's Court - County of Herkimer



                      AND TESTAMENT OF

                         Benjamin E. Bushnell



To the Surrogate's Court of the County of Herkimer:

            The Petition of Emily L. Bushnell of the town of Little Falls in the county of Herkimer State of New York, respectfully shows:

            That on or about the Second day of April 1880* Benjamin E. Bushnell late of the town of Little Falls in the said County of Herkimer, departed this life at his late residence in the town of Little Falls in said County of Herkimer.

            That said deceased was at the time of his death, of full age and a citizen of the United States and a resident of the said County of Herkimer.

            That the said Benjamin E. Bushnell deceased, as your petitioner is informed and believe, did make and execute a certain instrument, in writing, bearing date on or about the 2nd day of April 1880, as and for his last will and testament, which said instrument by its terms relates to real and personal property.

            That in said instrument your petitioner is named as executrix.

            That no petition for the probate of the last will and testament of said deceased, mentioned and referred to, or any will of said deceased, has been filed in any Surrogate's Court of the State of New York. That the estate and effects of which the said deceased died, seized or possessed, do not exceed in value as follows, to wit: Real Estate, $30,000………Personal Estate, $10,000.

            Your petitioner further alleges upon information and belief, that the said decedent left surviving his widow your petitioner and the following his only heirs-at-law and next of kin, whose respective relationship to deceased and residences are as follows:

Kenyon A. Bushnell is only son…………………………………………………………..

            Dated the 4th day of April 1894

                                                                                    Emily L. Bushnell

*Transcribers Note:  This date appears to be in error based on subsequent documents.  This is the date of the will and the death date should be May 1st 1891 as shown in the Surety's (Peter A. Conyne) petition dated Feb 27, 1895.

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