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Petition & Order in the mater of the estate of Melvina Parsons. John Fiester received court permission to make repairs and alterations on the farm known as Mt. Airy Farm. Filed July 17, 1934.Document013808
Petition & Order in the matter of the estate of Melvina Parsons. John L. Fiester received court permission to make repairs on the Moreland Farm and the Parsons Homestead Farm. Filed October 4, 1934. Document013809
An Administrator's Bond from The Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York for $5000. Filed April 5, 1934.Document013810
Petition for the Appointment of Appraiser in the matter of the appraisment of the estate of Melvina Parsons. John Fiester is appointed as administrator of the goods, chattels and credits. In addition, he was appointed Committee of McCarty Parsons by the Supreme Court on September 8, 1934. Filed March 8, 1935.Document013811
Order Appointing Appraiser in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of Melvina Parsons for the purpose of taxation. John L. Fiester, Chemung County Treasurer, is appointed. Filed March 25, 1935.Document013812
The appraisal for the extate of Melvina Parsona was held March 30, 1935. The appraisal is attached. Document013813
Return and Schedules in the matter of the appraisal under the estate tax law of the estate of Melvina Parsons. Contains general information, several schedules, sworn testimony from Earl A. Payne that the fair market value of a vacant lot was $25.00, Sworn testimony of Sam B. Allen that he is familiar with fair market value of real property and lists each property and its value, sworn testimony from H. Ward Kinley that he is familiar with fair market value of real property and lists each property and its value, farm inventory by Sam B. Allen, farm inventory by H. Ward Kinley, filed March 30, 1935.Document013814
Order Assessing Tax in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of Melvina Parsons, filed April 5, 1935.Document013815
Notice of Entry of Order Assessing Tax in the matter of the estate of Melvina Parsons, filed Aprill 6, 1935.Document013816
In the matter of the Petition of John L. Fiester for the Judicial Settlement of his account as Administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of Melvina Parsons. John Fiester swears the petition is true to his knowledge, October 27, 1939.Document013817
Petition in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the account of John L. Fiester as administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of Melvina Parsons. filed January 15, 1940.Document013818
Account in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the accounts of John L. Fiester, as administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of Melvina Parsons. John Fiester's report with several schedules and his sworn testimony that the report is just and true, filed January 15, 1940.Document013819
Order in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the accounts of John L. Fieter as administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of Melvina Paarsons. The Fidelity and Casualty Company consents that the accounts be judicially settled as filed and that the administrator be discharhed, filed January 22, 1940.Document013820
Decree in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the accounts of John L. Fiester as administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of Melvina Parsons. Dr. J.B.Ferran, Jr. gave sworn testimony that he personally served the annexed Citation on Dr. William C. Garvin and on McCarty Parsons by hand delivery, sworn January 29, 1940. David Howritz gave sworn testimony that he serve the Citation on Lloyd McMahon on January 22, 1940. Document to McCarty Parsons and Fidelity & Casualty Company of New York on February 5, 1940 that there would be a hearing to determine why the account of John L. Fiester as administrator should not be judicially settled and allowed as filed, January 15, 1940.Document013821
Decree in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the accounts of John L. Fiester as administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of Melvina Parsons. Contains a summary statement of the account of John Fiester made by the surrogate as judicially settled, filed February 24, 1940.Document013822
Order in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the accounts of John L. Fiester as administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of Melvina Parsons. John Fiester is discharged from any further liability as admministrator of the estate, filed February 26, 1940.Document013823
Receipts in the matter of the Judicial Settlement of the accounts of Melvina Parsons. Lloyd Mac Mahon, special guardian of McCarty Parsons, an incompetent, acknowledges receipt of all moneys due M. Parsons and releases John Fiester from all claims therefore, filed February 26, 1940.Document013824
Petition for Probate in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Edward M. Lowman as a Will of real and personal property. Witnesses were Cassius Phillips and WAlter Garey. Lists relatives and addresses. Sworn testimony of Edward Lowmand and Elizabeth Hall that the petition if true to their knowledge. Edward Lowman swears to honestly discharge the duties of executor. Filed March 11, 1938.Document013901
Waiver and Consent form in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Edward M. Lowman, signed by Donald J. Lowman, filed March 11, 1938.Document013902
Executor's Oath of Office in the matter of the execution of the last Will and Testament of Edward M. Lowman, signed by Elizabeth Lowman Hall, filed March 11, 1938.Document013903
Designation Under Section 95 S.C.A. in the matter of the last Will and Testament of Edward M. Lowman, signed by Elizabeth Lowman Hall, filed March 11, 1938.Document013904
Waiver and Consent form in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Edward M. Lowman. Malden C. Lowman consents to admit the Will to probate, signed March 19, 1938.Document013905
Proof of Service of Citation in the matter of the estate of Edward M. Lowman. Elizabeth Lowman Hall gave sworn testimony that she hand delivered the Citation to the beneficiaries. She also left an additional three copies with the father of the infants over fourteen years old, Richard B. Sleeper. Sworn March 21, 1938.Document013906
Citation for Probate in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Edward M. Lowman. Petitioned by Edward L. Lowman and Elizabeth Lowman Hall, the executors, filed March 28,1938.Document013907
Notice of Probate to Beneficiaries in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Edward M. Lowman. Sworn testimony of Ruth C. Messing that she mailed a copy of the notice of probate to Dudley C. Roe and Frank Roe. Sworn March 28, 1938.Document013908
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