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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
Tax notices and receipts for property from the estate of Henry B. Sheely, 1943-1949.Document020201
Deed for the sale of land in the Town of Southport from Henry B. and Mamie Sheely to the Town of Southport, June 28, 1933.Document020301
Contract between Henry B. and Mamie Sheely and LaFayette and Mabel Cole for sale of lot #21, Sheely Street, Town of Southport, May 10, 1937.Document020302
Note to Fred E. Scharf regarding release of deeds for lots sold from the estate of Henry B. Sheely, August 6, 1948.Document020303
Sales closing contract between Leslie Mills and Leon T. and Marion L. Gillmer for lot #80 in the Sheely Park plot, August 5, 1948.Document020304
Authorization and release for the transfer of Lot number 80 Sheely Park, Town of Southport, from the estate of Henry B. Sheely to Leon T. and Marion L. Gillmer, September 23, 1946.Document020305
Agreement between Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely to cancel the sale of lots number 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 88, and 89 of Sheely Park, Town of Southport, to Leslie E. Mills, July 6, 1950.Document020306
Articles of Agreement between Henry B. and Mamie Sheely, and Hugh Q. and Addie J. Staver to sell lot number 97, Carter Street, Town of Southport, September 1, 1925.Document020401
Articles of Agreement between Henry B. and Marie Sheely, and Luther M. Wright, Harry G. Hudson, Rogers, Erwin J. Hill, Alvah E. Soper and R. D. Levenworth, Trustees of the Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, for sale of lot 42, Sheely Street, Town of Southport, September 8, 1925.Document020402
Articles of Agreement between Henry B. and Mamie Sheely, and William N. and Anna Ladd, for sale of lots number 37 and 38, Sheely Street, Town of Southport, October 9, 1925.Document020403
Articles of Agreement between Sheely Enterprises and Glenn M. and Jesse R. Colegrove for sale of lots number 1 and 39 in Sheely Park, Town of Southport, August 23, 1926.Document020404
Articles of Agreement between Henry B. and Mamie Sheely, and Earl and Frances Ervay, for sale of lot number 33, Sheely Street, Town of Southport, March 21, 1927.Document020405
Articles of Agreement between Henry B. and Marie Sheely, and Emmett and Mary Seely White, for sale of lot number 35 in the town of Southport, April 7, 1927.Document020407
Articles of Agreement between Henry B. and Mamie Sheely, and LaFayette and Mabel Cole, for sale of lot number 20, Sheely Street, Town of Southport, June 22, 1927.Document020407
Request to transfer the deed for lot number 39 from Sheely Enterprises to Jesse R. Colegrove, January 5, 1931.Document020408
Abstract of Title for the Sheely Plot, Town of Southport, July 7, 1950.Document020501
Bond for the amount of $3550 between Elmer W. and Dorothy B. Donner and Fred E. Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, October 26, 1944.Document020601
Mortgage agreement between Elmer W. and Dorothy B. Donner, and Fred Scharf, executor of the estate of Henry B. Sheely, October 26, 1944.Document020602
Statement of Satisfaction of Mortgage paid by Elmer W. and Dorothy B. Donner to the estate of Henry B. Sheely, March 31, 1951.Document020603
Abstract of Title for plot on Pennsylvania Avenue, Town of Southport, part of the Henry B. Sheely Estate, December 29, 1922.Document020701
Abstract of Title of Sheely Plot, June 17, 1925.Document 020702
Abstract of Title for part of Sheely plot along South Broadway and Leland Street, June 17, 1925.Document 020703
Abstract of Title for lots from Sheely Park, Town of Southport, April 7, 1927.Document020704
Abstract of Title for lot number 7, Sheely Park, Town of Southport, September 13, 1930.Document020705
Abstract of Title for section of Sheely Park, Town of Southport, between Leland Street and South Broadway, September 13, 1930.Document020706
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