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Collection TitleCL 25 Henry B. Sheely Estate PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByDebra Maloney
Date Completed:October 2009
Terms:Genealogy - Sheely Family; real estate development; Southport (N.Y.)
Historical:Sheely Family - Frederick Sheely, a German emigrant, came to the Chemung Valley in 1833, and worked in a tannery.  In 1874, he started his own tannery on the south side of the Chemung River near the Walnut Street Bridge.  His wife's name was Maria and their sons included Henry, Edward and John.  Edward and John owned E. & J. Sheely, wholesale dealers in hides, leather, shoe findings, and saddlery hardware, located at 243-249 West Water Street. Henry B. Sheely was a farmer who owned acreage on the south side of the Chemung River, from Lafayette Street to Bulkhead.  He died on May 23, 1943, leaving his estate to be divided among numerous nieces and nephews.  The executor of his estate was Fred E. Scharf, the husband of his niece, Mildred.
Scope:

The Henry B. Sheely Estate Papers include numerous legal documents such as wills, deeds, abstracts of titles and court records; correspondence of the executor of the estate, Fred E. Scharf; receipts and the personal correspondence of Olive M. Sheely, the niece of Henry B. Sheely.

Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1900-1950
Abstract

This collection contains various legal and personal documents relating to the estate of Henry B. Sheely. 



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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Receipts and disbursements for Henry B. Sheely estate, as compiled by executor Fred E. Scharf, June 1926-March 1934.Document010101
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the Henry B.Sheely estate, to Lloyd Ingalls of Cortland, New York, discussing disposal of Osceola camp property, November 26, 1937.Letter010102
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Frank L. Mills of Cortland, New York, discussing disposal of Osceola Camp, March 12, 1938.Letter010103
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Frank L. Mills of Cortland, New York, urging action on disposal of the Osceola Camp, July 29, 1940.Letter010104
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Dr. J. Lee Kinner urging action on disposal of Osceola Camp property, July 29, 1940.Letter010105
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Herman F. Cushing of Elmira, New York, urging prompt disposal of the Osceola Camp property, July 30, 1940.Letter 010106
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Alexander D. Falck of Elmira, New York, urging prompt disposal of the Osceola Camp property, July 30, 1940.Letter 010107
List of expenses associated with the house and lot at Osceola, New York, 1934-1941.Document010108
Notes regarding the house in Osceola, New York.Notes010109
Collector's receipt for property taxes in Osceola, Lewis County, paid by Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, December 29, 1934.Document010110
Collector's receipt for taxes on property in Osceola, Lewis County, paid by Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, December 30, 1936.Document010111
Bill sent to Fred E. Scharf from Swan & Sons-Morss Co., Inc, for January 1936 account, April 1, 1938.Document010112
Expense report for house and lot in Osceola, New York, May 16, 1940.Document010113
Drawing of property lines for lot of 35.49 acres on South Broadway and Lafayette Street, undated.Document010114
Abstract of Title of the Lands of Henry B. Sheely, January 13, 1917. (2 copies)Document010115
Deed for sale of Lot No. 24 on the west side of Sheely Street from Fred E. Sharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Kenneth and Frances Jones, August 16, 1946.Document010116
Blank deed form. Document010117
Letter from Stanley Rowell of Osceola, New York to Fred E.Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, discussing value of property in Osceola, April 15, 1938.Letter010201
Expenses for house and lot in Osceola, New York, April 29, 1941.Document010203
Expenses for house and lot in Osceola, New York owned by the estate of Henry B. Sheely, April 29, 1941.Document010204
A letter to Fred Scharf about the will of Charles B. Romer and a certified copy of the petition for probate. Letter010204
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Dr. Lloyd S. Ingalls of Cortland discussing disposal of Osceola Camp property and offer made by Stanley Rowell, April 29, 1941.Letter010205
Letter from Lloyd S. Ingalls of Cortland to Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheele, discussing sale of house and lot in Osceola, New York, May 1, 1941.Letter010206
Letter from Stanley Rowell of Osceola to Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, discussing value of house and lot in Osceola, New York, May 29, 1941.Letter010207
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Stanley Rowell discussing sale of house and lot in Osceola, June 2, 1941.Letter010208
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