1877 Proof of Will of Maxson L. Kinyon

Little Falls, New York

Contributed by Ron Reid

From Surrogate Court Records, Herkimer County, NY
Transcribed by Ronald J. Reid, 2003
Petition for Proof of Will of Maxson L. Kinyon


To Amos H. Prescott, Surrogate of Herkimer County:

      The Petition of Mary E. Kenyon of the town of Little Falls in the county of Herkimer, State of New York, respectfully showeth:  That lately, and on or about the 22nd day of April A.D., 1877 Maxon L. Kenyon departed this life at his late residence in the town of Little Falls in the county of Herkimer, being at the time of his death an inhabitant of the said county  of Herkimer; that the said Maxon L. Kinyon deceased, left a certain instrument in writing, purporting to be a last Will and Testament, bearing date upon the 13th day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and Seventy four which relates to Real and personal estate, and in said instrument your petitioner is named the Executrix.  And which instrument your petitioner verily believes to be the last Will and Testament of the said Maxon L. Kinyon deceased; that the said Maxon L. Kinyon died leaving the following persons surviving, to wit:  his widow your petitioner
Emma C. Tozer
Cora I. Kenyon aged 19 years
Fred M Kenyon aged 15 years
Each of Little Falls New York

Children of said deceased.  That the aforesaid Minor children each reside with your petitioner……………………………………………………………………………………

And who are all and the only heirs at law and next of kin to said deceased.  Your petitioner therefore  prays that a citation may issue to the heirs at law and next of kin to the said deceased, requiring them to appear before the said Surrogate, at his office in the villageof Herkimer, in the county of Herkimer aforesaid, on the 23rd day of May A.D. 1877, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of that day, to attend the probate of the said last Will and Testament of the said Maxon L. Kenyon deceased, and that the said Will may be proved and recorded as a Will relating to Real/personal estate, according to the forms of the statutes of the State of New York in such case made and provided, and your petitioner will ever pray, &c.

            Dated the…. 14th ……day of ….May…………  A.D., 1877

                                                                        Mary E. Kenyon


      COUNTY OF HERKIMER,      }ss.

            I,……..Mary E Kenyon……the petitioner named in the foregoing petition, being duly sworn, do depose and say that I have heard read the foregoing petition to which I have subscribed my name, and know the contents thereof, and that the matters of fact therein stated are true, and that the matters therein stated of my information and belief I believe to be true.

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this   }

14….day of….May……1877                    }                Mary E. Kenyon

                  Amos H. Prescott


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