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Collection TitleCL 102 Chemung County Surrogate Court RecordsCreatorBooth Library
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Waiver and Consent form consenting that the Will of S. Eddy Rose be submitted to probate, signed by Alice Rose. Filed January 27, 1937.Document013704
Waiver and Consent form consenting that the Will of S. Eddy Rose be submitted to probate, signed by Nettie R. Moore. Filed January 27, 1937.Document013705
Waiver and Consent form consenting that the Will of S. Eddy Rose be submitted to probate, signed by Minnie R> Botsford. Filed January 27, 1937.Document013706
Waiver and Consent form consenting that the Will of S. Eddy Rose be submitted to probate, signed by Harriet R> Smith. Filed January 27, 1937.Document013707
Consent and Designation in the matter of the last Will and Testament of S. Eddy Rose. First National Bank & Trust Company of Elmira consents to ast as the executor, filed January 27, 1937.Document013708
Notice of Probate to Beneficiaries in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of S. Eddy Rose. Ruth Messing gives sworn testimony that she mailed copies of the notice of probate to all beneficiaries. January 27, 1937.Document013709
Proofs in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of S. Eddy Rose.Lucia M. Kingsbury and Edgar Denton, Jr. both gave sworn testimony that they were witnesses to the last Will and Testament of S. Eddy Rose. Signed by both and filed January 29, 1937.Document013710
Petition for the appointment of appraiser in the matter of the eppraisemenet of the estate of S. Eddy Rose, filed June 14, 1937.Document013711
Order Appointing Appraiser assigns John Fiester, Chemung County Treasurer, to the position, filed June 16, 1937.Document013712
Order NO Tax in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of S. Eddy Rose for the pupose of taxation, filed July 13, 1937.Document013713
Return and Schedules in the matter jof the appraisal under the estate tax law of the estate of S. Eddy Rose contains general information, several schedules, the Will, sworn testimony from Lucia M. Kingsbury and Edgar Denton, Jr. that they saw S. Eddy Rose put a mark on the Will, and sworn testimony of Fred Nichols and John Krizan that they are familiar with the farm left by S. Eddy Rose and know the fair market value thereof. Filed July 9, 1937.Document013714
John Fiester sets June 22, 1937 at 11 AM as the time for the appraisal of the S. Eddy Rose estate. The appraisal is attached. June 16, 1937Document013715
Receipts, Waivers & Consents in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the account of First National Bank & Trust Co of Elmira as executor of the last Will and Testament of S. Eddy Rose. Carrie Rose acknowledges receipt of one hundred dollars from the Trust Co. December 20, 1937.Document013716
Petition and Account in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the account of First National Bank & Trust Co. of Elmira as executor of the last Will and Testament of S. Eddy Rose. Lists beneficiaries and asks that its account be settled. Sworn testimony by Mark R. Brinthaupt that he has read the Petition and knows the contents to be true. Appraisal is attached. April 26, 1938.Document013717
Series of signatures asked that the Judicial Settlement of the account of First National Bank & Trust Co. of Elmira, as executor of the last Will and Testament of S. Eddy Rose, be allowed to be settled. Each acknowledged receiving their share of the inheritance. Signed by Nettie R. Moore,Harriet R. Smith, Minnie R. Botsford, Alice Rose, Carrie Rose, Charles Moore, Emma Jarrett and Harriet Smith, March 31, 1937 through May 23, 1938.Document013718
Decree in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the account of First National Bank & Trust Co. of Elmira as executor of the last Will and Testament of S. Eddy Rose. The executor will be discharged upon the filing of vouchers evidencing the payment of several sums directed to be paid. Filed May 24, 1938.Document013719
Satisfactions of Decree in the matter of the estate of S. Eddy Rose, filed May 28, 1938.Document013720
Petition for Lettters of Administration in the matter of the petition of First National Bank & Trust Company of Elmira for Letters of Administration of Oraella DeVed Warner, filed July 9, 1936.Document013721
Intestate Estate stating letters had been sent to personal representative and beneficiary (McCarty Parsons, son) for the extate of Melvina Parsons on April 5, 1934. A check from John Fiester to transfer tax estate of Melvina Parsons is attached.Document013801
Petition for Letters of Administration in the matter of the petition of Arthur R. Ellison for letters of administration of Melvina Parsons. It states she left no Will and that her son is an inmate at Binghamton State Hospital. Sworn testimony of Arthur R. Ellison that he knows the contents of the petition and believes it to be true. Filed March 12, 1934.Document013802
In the matter of the estate of Melvina Parsons, this is the sworn testimony of Dr. H.A. Pooler stating that he served the annexed citataion on Dr. William C. Garvin and on McCarty Parsons, both of whom he know personally. Sworn March 19, 1934.Document013803
Proof of Service of Citation in the matter of the estate of Melvina Parsons. Sworn testimony that Ester Morrell personally served the annexed Citation to John L. Fiester on March 13, 1934.Document013804
Citation to Show Cause in the matter of the estate of Melvina Parsons. Sent to MarCarty Parsons and John L. Fiester. Filed April 2, 1934.Document013805
Administrator's Oath of Office in the matter of the estate of Melvina Parsons. Sworn testimony that John L. Fiester will honestly discharge the duties of administrator, filed April l5, 1934.Document013806
Designation Under Section 95 S.C.A. in the matter of the application for letters of administration on the goods, chattels and credits of Melvina Parsons, signed by John L. Fiester. Filed April 5, 1934.Document013807
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