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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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Correspondence between Fred L. Parker, president of the National Abstract Corporation, and Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, discussing abstract of title for the Osceola property, June 5-21, 1941.Letters010209
Letter from Stanley Rowell of Osceola, New York, to Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, discussing purchase details of property in Osceola, June 9, 1941.Letter010210
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Stanley Rowell of Osceola, New York, discussing details for sale of property, July 8, 1941.Letter010211
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Charles T. Taylor, Lewis County Treasurer, requesting information on any unpaid taxes on Osceola property and requesting a tax certificate, July 9, 1941.Letter010212
Letter from Stanley Rowell of Osceola, New York, to Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, discussing details of sale of Osceola property, July 10, 1941.Letter010213
Packet of receipts relevant to sale of Osceola property from the Chemung Canal Trust Co., National Abstract Corporation & Chemung County Surrogate's Court, July 18, 1941.Document010214
Letter from Hume Morss, Vice-President of Swan & Sons-Morss Co., Inc. to Fred E. Scharf, with attached bill for fire insurance on Osceola property for 1936-1939, January 24, 1939.Letter010215
Abstract of Title of Seeley Plot on South Broadway in the Town of Southport, January 13, 1917.Document010301
Warranty Deed and will for estate of Henry B. Sheely, naming Fred Scharf, his son-in-law, as his executor, March 1944. (3 copies)Document010302
Correspondence from Thomas M. Losie, attorney, to Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, regarding payments and disbursements from the Sheely estate with attached bill from W.B. Timbrell, surveyor, July 26, 1943-December 27, 1944.010303
Blank letterhead from Fur, Fin and Feathers, Inc. of Elmira, New York.Document010304
Deed for the sale of lot No. 124 in the Town of Osceola, New York from Clara L. Romer to Fred E. Scharf, August 13, 1934.Document010401
Bill from Swan & Sons-Morss Co., Inc. for insurance on property in Osceola, New York, Juanuary 12, 1936.Document010402
Letter from W.E. Stephens, Deputy Tax Commissioner for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, to the treasurer of the Elmira Savings & Loan Association discussing transfer of funds to the estate of Henry B. Sheely, June 24, 1943.Letter010403
Bills from Burr H. Tupper, insurance & real estate, regarding property of Sheely estate, September 1943-October 1944.Bills010404
Bills from the Chemung Abstract Corporation, W.B. Timbrell, and the Southern Tier Abstract Corporation regarding property of Henry Sheely, 1945-1947.Bills010405
Miscellaneous documents including bills from Martin's Hardware and G.A. MacGreevey and notes regarding property of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, 1943-1945.Document010406
Bank statements from Chemung Canal Trust company for the estate of Henry B. Sheely, August 31 & December 31, 1943.Document010501
Cancelled checks from the Chemung Canal Trust Company from the account of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, August 1943.Document010502
Photograph of storefront of E. & J. Sheely, Leather and Findings, Hides, Pelts, Tallow, Horse Clothing, Saddlery Hardware, located on West Water Street between Main Street and College Avenue, September 15, 1905.Photograph010601
Tax bill showing valuation of Sheely Plot for the purposes of state and county taxes, 1943.Document010701
Tax bill showing valuation of Sheely Plot for the purposes of state and county taxes, 1945.Document010702
Tax bill showing valuation of Sheely Plot for the purposes of state and county taxes, 1947.Document010703
Business tags for E.V. Sheely, Wholesale Hides, Leather & Shoe Store Supplies, undated. Document010801
Business tag for E. & J. Sheely, hides, leather, shoe findings and saddlery hardware.Document010802
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