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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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Letter from Frank L. Mills of Cortland, New York, to Fred Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, discussing sale of Osceola property, January 10, 1938.Letter011708
Tax statement for property in Osceola, New York owned by the estate of Henry B. Sheely, January 1938.Document011709
Letter from Don M. Cole of Osceola, New York to Fred Scharf offering to discuss the purchase of Osceola property owned by the estate of Henry B. Sheely, April 1, 1938.Letter011710
Letter from Stanley Rowell of Osceola, New York, to Fred Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, offering to discuss the purchase of property in Osceola, April 6, 1938.Letter011711
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Don M. Cole of Osceola, New York, asking for an offer for the Osceola property, April 11, 1938.Letter011712
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Stanley Rowell of Osceola, New York, requesting an offer on the house in Osceola, April 11, 1938.Letter011713
Letter from Mrs. Ralph Currier of Osceola, New York, to Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, inquiring if the Osceola house is available to rent, June 22, 1938.Letter011714
Letter from Lena Tanner, Collector of Taxes in Osceola, New York, to Fred E. Scharf, advising him of school tax bill, October 5, 1938.Letter011715
Handwritten list of taxes owed by estate of Henry B. Sheely, October 22, 1938.Document011716
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Charles T. Taylor, Lewis County Treasurer, requesting a statement of taxes owed on Osceola property, October 24, 1939.Letter011717
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Charles T. Taylor, Lewis County Treasurer, enclosing payment for 1936-1938 taxes owed on Osceola property, October 30, 1939.Letter011718
Letter from Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, to Grant Wright, Collector of Taxes of the Town of Osceola, requesting an itemized statement of taxes owed on Osceola proprty, October 20, 1939.Letter011719
Letter from Grant Wright, Collector of Taxes of town of Osceola, to Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, advising him that the 1939 tax bill is not yet ready, November 6, 1939.Letter011720
Tax receipts for Osceola property owned by the estate of Henry B. Sheely, November 1, 1939.Document011721
Receipt for state, county and town taxes for Osceola property owned by the estate of Henry B. Sheely, January 1940.Document011722
Letter from Lena Tanner, Collector of taxes in Osceola, New York, to Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, advising him of school taxes owed, September 24, 1940.Letter011723
Receipt for state, county and town taxes for Osceola property owned by the estate of Henry B. Sheely, January 1, 1941.Document011724
Tax notice for property in Osceola, New York owned by the estate of Henry B. Sheely, January 1941.Document011725
School tax receipts for property owned in Southport, Elmira, New York, by the estate of Henry B. Sheely, October 1944.Document011726
Enumeration of taxes owed on property owned by the estate of Henry B. Sheely in Elmira, New York, 1944.Document011727
Bill for chimney work completed by William P. Sheehan of Caton Avenue, Elmira, sent to Henry B. Sheely Estate, November 8, 1944.Document011728
Purchase agreement between Fred Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely and Lawrence and Kathleen Nichols for sale of lots 4, 5, and 9 in the town of Southport, July 24, 1943.Document011801
Purchase agreement for sale of property of the estate of Henry B. Sheely between Fred Scharf and Mabel Cole for lot 69 in the town of Southport, September 20, 1943.Document011802
Purchase agreement between Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, and Gordon H. Sheely, for sale of lots 49, 50, 51, 52, and 54 in the town of Southport, April 27, 1944.Document011803
Ledger book showing sale of lots from the estate of Henry B. Sheely, 1942-1943.Document020101
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