HERKIMER/ MONTGOMERY COUNTIES
WILLS & DEEDS BULLETIN BOARD, Part 5


Our wills and deeds board has become a big success. The value of wills in straightening out family relationships, in the absence of official birth, marriage, and death records, can't be underestimated. Individual wills and Letters of Administration are placed directly on this page. Other wills that belong in groups have their own subsections, such as the Walrath deed below. To contribute your ancestor's deed, will or Letter of Administration to this valuable online resource, contact the coordinator.


new 2/1/06  The 1830 Will of Silvanus Willobee of Charleston NY, was graciously contributed by John Sprowl!


new 1/16/06  These Herkimer County Surrogate's Court and one other estate notices were spotted by Lisa Slaski in old issues of the Herkimer Democrat newspaper!

SURROGATE'S COURT

9 Sep 1903 - The last will and testament of Genette F. Waterman, late of Little Falls, was admitted to probate, with George D. Waterman as executor. The estate is valued at $25,000, $7,000 of it being real estate and $18,0000 personal property.

9 Sep 1903 - Sophia Jones was appointed guardian of the property of Dayton W. Jones of Little Falls.

7 May 1902 - In Surrogate's Court Monday, Delevan J. Delong was appointed administrator of the estate of Lorrin M. Delong, late of German Flatts. Edward M. Platts was appointed administrator of the estate of Caroline Platts, late of Litchfield. The last will and testament of George W. Hicks was admitted to probate. Clarence E. Hicks was named as executor. A final decree was entered settling the account of Isaac Casler, administator of the estate of Mary Ann Casler, late of Columbia. Fred J. Casler was appointed guardian for Grace and Daniel Casler, minors. An order was entered assessing $50.32 transfer tax against the real estate of Dorothy Eysaman, late of Little Falls. An order was entered establishing the right of inheritance of Frances L. Haun, in the real property of Mary G. Haun, late of Little Falls. A decree was entered finally settling the accounts of Louise J. Getman, as executrix of the estate of Timothy Getman, late of Columbia.

30 Jul 1902 - In surrogate's Court, Monday the following business was transacted: A final decree was entered settling the accounts of George H. Tutle, as administrator of the estate of Ann E. Hewiston, late of the town of German Flatts. A final decree was entered settling the accounts of John H. Gross, as administrator of the estate of Phil. J. Gross, late of the town of Manheim. The last will and testament of Katarine Remington, late of the village of Ilion, was admitted to probate, Philo E. Remington being named as executor. The estate is valued at $5,000, all of which is in property with the exception of $400 personal. The matter of the accounting of Mary Crow was adjourned until Thursday.

17 Sep 1902 - In Surrogates Monday the following business was transacted before Hon. I. R. Devendorf as Surrogate: The last will and testament of John F. Moorehouse, late of Russia, was admitted to probate with Thomas Owens and Flora Owens of Poland as executor and executrix. Value of estate $1,500 real and $3,200 personal. The last will and testament of Nellie J. Spaulding, late of Ilion was admitted to probate, with Alter Hodge and O. B. Rudd of Ilion as executors. The estate is valued at $32,000, of which $30,000 is in personal property. Decree was entered settling the estates of Henry J. Cramer, Martha A. Phillips and Luther J. Woodruff.

CEDARVILLE

12 Mar 1902 - The personal property of the late Mrs. A. S. Dow will be sold at auction in about two weeks.


Herkimer Democrat
22 Jul 1903

SURROGATE'S COURT

The following business was transacted in Surrogates Court, Saturday and Monday:

Will of Henrietta B. Smith late of Newport was admited to probate with Seymour S. and Samuel H. Bowen as executors. The value of the estate is $2500 real, $2500 personal.

The will of S. Elizabeth Beardslee, late of the town of German Flatts, was admitted to probate with Sarah J. Christman and J. Conklin as executors. The value of the estate was $3000 real and $50 personal.

A decree was entered settling the accounts of Rose McIntyre as administrator of the estate of Peter McIntyre late of Frankfort.

Letters of administration were granted Anna J. Pritchard as administratrix of the estate of Mary James, late of Russia. The estate is valued at $100 personal.

Letters of administration were granted Fred A. Huntley as administrator of the estate of Jennie G. Huntley late of the town of Winfield. Value of the estate $1000 personal.

Letters of administration were granted Margaret Clark as administratrix of the estate of Judith Gallagher, late of Newport. Value of the estate $2000 real, $25 personal.


new 12/21/05  The 1813 Will of Simon Bidleman (Bidelman) of Manheim NY, was graciously contributed by Jennifer Clark!


new 10/11/05  A group of early Wills of the Joslin Family of Frankfort NY, transcribed and contributed by Earl E. Joslin Jr.


new 8/24/05 The 1801 Will of Hendrick Hess of Canajoharie was graciously contributed by Pat Carey, and has been slightly reformatted for ease in online reading. "The Herkimer / Montgomery site mentions a will abstract for Hendrick Hess. I have the entire will which I am sending by attachment. It was printed in the family history section of the St. Johnsville Enterprise and News in 1933. The will itself was written in 1801 and probated in 1810. I have the original newspaper which included this article." Pat Carey

"As printed in the genealogy / family history pages of the St. Johnsville, New York, Enterprise and News on Wednesday, February 13, 1933.

    In the name of God, amen: I, Hendrick Hess, of the town of Canajoharie, in the country of Montgomery and State of New York, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed by God therefore, do make and publish this my last will and testament in a manner and form following that is to say:
First, I will and order that all my just debts and funeral expenses by paid.

    Also, I give, devise and bequeath unto my son Henry Hess Junior, his heirs and assigns forever, the farm I now live on with all my lands in Freys Bush, will all the farming utensils thereunto belonging; subject nevertheless to the bequest next herein following, and to the payment of the money herein after ordered to by paid my him.

    Also, I give and bequeath unto my wife Mary Elizabeth during her life all my moveable estate and farming utensils, my house and barn and one third part of the products of my farm which shall be delivered to her fit to be taken to market, always and understanding that the farming utensils are to me be made use of in the cultivation of the farm, and the horses in working the same if Henry desires it.

    Also, after my wife's decease, I give and bequeath unto my sons George and Henry all the horses then remaining on my farm.

    Also, I give and bequeath unto my daughters Susanna, Magdalen, Elizabeth, Catharine and Margaret and to Anna, Maria, Elizabeth and Susanna, children of my deceased daughter Maria, the sum of three hundred and seventy-five dollars, to wit; sixty-two dollars and fifty cents to each of my said daughters and sixty-two dollars and fifty cents to the four children above named of my daughter Maria deceased, two hundred and fifty dollars of the said sum I will and order to be paid by my son Henry and one hundred and twenty five dollars of the said sum I will and order to be paid by my son George who has been advanced and provided for by me in my life time.

    Also, I give and bequeath unto my said five daughters, and to my said four grand daughters, all my household furniture, the horned cattle, sheep and hogs, remaining at my wife's decease, to wit, one sixth part to each of my said daughters and one sixth part to my said grand daughters.

    Also, I wall and order that if my said grandchildren, Anna, Maria, Elizabeth and Susanna continue in my family until they marry, they and each of them shall have one cow, one calf, and one chintz gown.

    Also, the rest and residue of my personal estate at my wife's decease i give and bequeath unto my said sons, daughters and grand daughters to be divide so that my said grandchildren have one eighth and my sons and daughters each one eighth.

    Also, I nominate, constitute, and appoint my wife, Mary Elizabeth to be Executrix and my friends and neighbors, George W. Gerlach and Henry I. Feiling to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills Testaments or Codicils by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty sixth day of August in the year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred and one.

his Hendrick   X    Hess mark

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Hendrick Hess to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the Testator's presence. The words "my household furniture" in the second page were first interlined
Roger Dougherty
Hendrick Deill
Chris P. Yates
Probated June 13, 1810
Vol 1 of Wills, page 531            Leslie A. Frye
                                           Gloversville, N. Y.


A probate notice with many local family connections, contributed by Heidi.

"I would like to submit the attached transcription of the reading of the probate of a will for Polly Veeder. I don't know the exact date of the newspaper clipping. I found this newspaper clipping in a box of photos belonging to my grandfather, Guy McDonald Garlock, born in Muscatine, Iowa, who was a grandson of the John S. Garlock mentioned in the article. Please contact me if you have any questions. I am very new to genealogy research."

Thank you,
Heidi
from Iowa

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW York to James Garlock, (son of Henry Garlock, dec'd.) Eliza Ann Tingue, Lydia Wyman, Cornelius Garlock, and Simeon T. Garlock, all of whom reside at Fort Plain, Montgomery County New York: Elijah Garlock and Benjamin Garlock, both of whom reside in the town of Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York; John Hesler, who resides in the village of Fonda, Montgomery County, New York; Margaret Hesler who resides at Marshville, Montgomery County, New York; Catherine Schriver, who resides at or near Buel, Montgomery County, New York; Hiram Garlock, William H. Garlock (son of Phillip Garlock. dec'd.,) Ann Eliza Popple, and Elizabeth Wall, all of whom reside at or near Grant, Herkimer County, New York; Walter Garlock, who resides in the town of Ellisburgh, Jefferson County, New York, George Garlock, (son of Phillip Garlock. dec'd.,) who resides in the town of Clayton, Jefferson County, New York; Henry Hesler, who resides at or near McGrawville, Jefferson County, New York; Maria Fullerton who resides at Faredale, Oswego County, New York; Elizabeth Peer, and Mary Ann Hedden, both of whom reside at Arcadia, Wayne County, New York; Polly Kocker, George Garlock, (son of Peter Garlock. dec'd.,) Margaret Sweezey, and James P. Garlock, (son of Nicholas Garlock. dec'd.,) all of whom reside at Newark, Wayne County, New York; Nancy A. Kenyon, Juliett Davis, Jacob Garlock, Abram Garlock, (son of Jacob Garlock. dec'd.,) and Solomon Garlock all of whom reside at Marion, Wayne County, New York; Elisha Garlock, who resides at Charlotte, Monroe County, New York: Nelson Garlock, who resides at West Greece, Monroe County, New York; Andrew Garlock, William Garlock, (son of Nicholas Garlock. dec'd.,) and Wesley Garlock, all of whom reside at North Parma, Monroe County, New York; Margaret Bettinger, who resides at Clay, Onondaga County, New York; Lucy LaGrange, who resides in the town of Sharon, Schoharie County, New York; Abram Garlock, (son of Peter Garlock. dec'd.,) who resides at Port Gibson, Ontario County, New York; Washington Garlock, who resides at the city of Utica, New York; George S. Garlock, (son of Stephen Garlock. dec'd.,) who resides at Portlandville, Otsego County, New York; Jonas Garlock, who resides at Burlington Green, Otsego County, New York; Elizabeth Yordon, who resides at Salt Springville, Otsego County, New York; Paulina Hawkins who resides at the city of Buffalo, New York; Joseph Garlock, who resides at Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin; George Quackenboss, who resides at St. Cloud, Fondulac County, Wisconsin; Austin Garlock, Lucy Garlock, and Margaret Ann McNeal, all of whom reside at Coneautville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; David S. Garlock, and John S. Garlock, both of whom reside at Musacatine, Muscatine County, Iowa; Henry S. Garlock, who resides at Blue Grass, Scott County, Iowa; Ephraim Garlock, who resides at XXXX, Pocahontas County, Iowa; Alfred Garlock, who resides at Howell, Livingston County, Michigan;

        The next of kin of Polly Veeder, late of the town of Mohawk, in the County of Montgomery, N.Y., deceased SEND GREETING.

        Whereas George C. Simpson of the town of Mohawk in the County of Montgomery, has lately applied to our Surrogate of Montgomery County, to have a certain instrument in writing relating to personal estate only duly proved as a last will and testament of Polly Veeder, late of the town of Mohawk, in said county, deceased. Therefore, you and each of you, are hearby cited and required personally to be and appear before our Surrogate of our County of Montgomery, at his office in the village of Fonda in said county, on the nineteenth day of February, 1877 at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of that day, then and there to attend to the probate of said last will and Testament.

        In Testimony Whereof, we have caused the seal of our Surrogate's Court of said County to be hereunto affixed. Witness. S. Pulver Heath, Surrogate of our County of Montgomery, at the village of Fonda in said County, the fourth day of December, the year of our Lord. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Six.

                    Geo. S. Devendorf.
                Clerk to the Surrogate Court.


A newspaper notice contributed by Carol Grainger.

Will Receive Over $5,000.00 Each.

Elisha and Benjamin Lyon of this village and Mrs. Caroline Trask of Poland. Mrs. Julia Dunham, a cousin of Minneapolis MN., left large estate. Will stated that balance of her property should be left to nearest relatives. Died about 4 years ago. Will receive portion of estate not provided for in bequest.

Note: Caroline Trask was a sister of Elisha and Benjamin. And this Julia might have been cousin Julia E. Trask, daughter of Caroline Lyon Trask.


1858 Will of William G. Hilts of Herkimer, transcribed by Glen Bender and contributed by Carol Grainger.


1863 Will of George J. Hilts of Herkimer, transcribed by Glen Bender and contributed by Carol Grainger.


This abstract of information from the will of Amos Rowland was contributed by Carol Grainger. Carol isn't related to him, doesn't know which LDS film this was on, but contributed this information to assist someone. For the full will, please refer to the Family History Center microfilm, number given. For further information about the family, contact the appropriate local historical societies.

Herkimer County NY recorded the proceding last will & testament of Amos Rowland deceased as a will of real & personal estate together with the ___ taken in the Court of the ___ of the county of Herkimer ___to the said last will & testament which record is here by signed & certified by me pursuant to the provisions of the ___ ___ this 11th day of April 1837.
Robert ____ Surrogate.
[Note: might be Robert Earl.]


This abstract of information from the will of John Harter was contributed by Carol Grainger. Carol isn't related to him, doesn't know which LDS film this was on, but contributed this information to assist someone. For the full will, please refer to the Family History Center microfilm, number given. For further information about the family, contact the appropriate local historical societies.

Will abstract of John Harter.
Will, 8 March 1857.
Will proved 17 April 1856.

Mentioned in will:
Wife: Margaret.
Daughters:
Mary Ann, given the village lands known as the old homestead
. Harriet Caswell the wife of William A. Caswell; Margaret Bridenbecker the wife of Jeremiah Bridenbecker.

Also mentions:
Grand daughter: Frances Ann Bridenbecker, the child of Margaret Bridenbecker.

Source: LDS film from wills of Herkimer County, 22-K-329.

Note: John Harter was the son of Lawrence Harter and his second wife Catharina Dachstaeder. He married Margaret Piper and was residing in the Town of Herkimer in the 1850 census.

Sources:
1. The Mohawk Valley Harters and Allied Families by Marion Kofmehl & Hazel Patrick, pages 4 & 13.
2. Sept 1850 Town of Herkimer census.


This abstract of information from the will of Catherine Johnson was contributed by Carol Grainger. Carol isn't related to her, but is posting this information to assist someone. For the full will, please refer to the Family History Center microfilm, number given. For further information about the family, contact the appropriate local historical societies.

Catharine Johnson:
Wills, v. 30 1901-1903 - FHL US/CAN Film [ 846031 ]

Will-
Catharine Johnson - will written 1897, proved 8 Jul 1901. Mentions:
nephews Daniel D. Morgan, with mention of Johnson Morgan (relationship not noted).
brother: James M. Dygert.
niece: Margaret M. Spedding.
grandniece: Margaret Catherine Spedding.
also mentioned: Sayer Spedding- a home on my estate during his life time.

Mohawk Village, Herkimer County NY - 15 June 1900.
All below were noted to have been born in NY.

Catherine is noted to have been born Jan 1832, a widow and without any children. She has a farm and it was mortgaged. Living in her household is Sayer Spedding (Aug 1830) married to Margaret (Feb 1843) for 27 years. It is noted that Margaret was the mother of 3 children, with 3 children living. Those children listed were; Margaret C. (Nov 1875) and Frank S. (Jan 1878).

In the houseshold previous to Catherine's lived Daniel Morgan (Jun 1837) and his wife Emma S. (Nov 1852) and their children. Daniel and Emma were married 26 years. It was noted that Emma was the mother of 4 children, with 3 children living. Those children listed in Daniel's household were: Marie J. (Jun 1875), Samuel (Jun 1878) and Johnson (Dec 1885).


1901 Will of Catherine/Katherine Hilts of Herkimer, transcribed by Glen Bender and contributed by Carol Grainger.


1873 Will & Estate Papers of George G. Hilts, contributed by Hilts family researcher Jeanne Kline.


1855 Will of John N. Hilts of Herkimer, transcribed by Glen Bender and contributed by Carol Grainger.


This newspaper notice of the probate of Nicholas E. Devereux's estate was contributed by Rick White. Rick's not related to the family but thought that this newspaper notice might assist someone.

The following item is from The Utica Observer Dispatch, February 3, 1928.

Will of the Late Nicholas Devereux Filed for Probate

Will of the late Nicholas E. Devereux Sr., prominent in the textile industry here for several years, was filed for probate to day in Surrogates Court.

The amount of the estate was said to be undetermined.

Mr. Devereux's entire estate is left to his widow, Mary McMahon Devereux, and three sons, Nicholas E. Jr., John C. and Ramsay Devereux. The will was made Oct. 15, 1921, and witnessed by John Miller, New Hartford, and James D. Judson, Utica.

Disposal of $10,000 for a purpose named in a sealed envelope is asked in the will but the request is not made mandatory.


new 1/20/05  1854 Charles Garlock Estate Final Decree of Herkimer, contributed by Ron Reid.


new 1/20/05  1901 Will of Mary E. Kenyon of Little Falls, contributed by Ron Reid.


new 1/20/05  Mary E. Kenyon Estate Appraisal of Little Falls, contributed by Ron Reid.


new 1/20/05  1874 Will of Maxson L. Kinyon of Little Falls, contributed by Ron Reid.


new 1/20/05  1877 Maxson L. Kinyon Proof of Will of Little Falls, contributed by Ron Reid.


new 1/19/05  1841 Will of Ebenezer Thayer of Winfield, contributed by Ron Reid.


new 1/19/05  1841 Newspaper Probate Notice of Ebenezer Thayer of Winfield, contributed by Ron Reid.


new 1/19/05  1895 Benjamin E. Bushnell Estate Final Account of Little Falls, contributed by Ron Reid.


new 1/19/05  1895 Benjamin E. Bushnell Surety Petition of Little Falls, contributed by Ron Reid.


new 1/19/05  1894 Benjamin E. Bushnell Proof of Will of Little Falls, contributed by Ron Reid.


1831 George A. House / Samuel Kenyon Deed of Danube, contributed by Ron Reid.


1828 James B. Kinyon / William Reynolds Deed of Newport, contributed by Ron Reid.


1827 John Thomas / James B. Kinyon Deed of Newport, contributed by Ron Reid.


1817 Arnold / Kinyon et al. Deed of Newport, contributed by Ron Reid.


1801 Will of Peter S. Deygert / Dygert of Minden, contributed by Dale Ozag.


1890 Estate Notices from the Herkimer Evening Democrat, contributed by Lisa Slaski.


1887 Probate of David L. Bly of Norway, contributed by Paula Pitts.


1890 Will of Phoebe M. Hammond of Canajoharie, contributed by Fred Lewis.


1837 Will of George Fox of Canajoharie, contributed by Fred Lewis.


1891 Will of Juliann Walrath, contributed by Jerome A. Walrath.


1826 Letter of Administration for George A. Walradt, contributed by Jerome A. Walrath.


1826 Letter of Administration for Abraham Walradt, contributed by Jerome A. Walrath.


1839 Will of John A. Lipe, contributed by Jerome A. Walrath.


1884 Will of Martin Walrath, contributed by Jerome A. Walrath.


Miscellaneous Abstracted Names, Herkimer County Letters of Adminstration, contributed by Ronald J. Reid.


1861 Petition of Will of Jacob Walradt, contributed by Jerome A. Walrath.


1830 Will of Benjamin Cahoon of Fairfield, contributed by Valerie McIntosh.


1902 Will of Matthew C. Rider of Litchfield, contributed by Al White.


1904 Will of Holmes Rider of Frankfort, contributed by Al White.


1905 Will of Theressa D. Rider of Winfield, contributed by Al White.


1867 Will of Eveline M. Rider of Litchfield, contributed by Al White.


1878 Will of Mary Rider of the Town of Litchfield, contributed by Al White.


new 3/12/03  Land indenture of Adoni, Chloe and Thankful Hills of the Town of Canajoharie to Asa Kilbol, contributed by John Hills.


1824 Will of William Caldwell of Palatine, contributed by BetteJo Caldwell, a link off-site to the NYGenWeb Archives. Use back button to return to this site.


Will of Eseck Brown of Newport, contributed by Nan Sicotte.


Will of John Demuth of Herkimer, contributed by Floyd & Kathy Cmela.


Wills of Valentine & Catherine Steinmuller of Manheim, contributed by Betsy Voorhees


Will of Mary Golden of Little Falls, contributed by Floyd & Kathy Cmela.


Will of Robert Whitbeck of Root, contributed by Janet Neal.


Will of Ichabod Brown of Herkimer, contributed by Town of Herkimer Editor Betsy Voorhees.


Will of George Golden of Herkimer, contributed by Floyd Cmela.


A collection of four Montgomery County wills contributed by Linda A. Roorda!

Will of Peter Dingman of Charleston
Will of Hendrick Hess of Canajoharie
Will of Christian (Christopher) Ottman of Canajoharie
Will of Hendrick Vunck of Charleston


Will of Benjamin Harrington of Winfield, contributed by Michael J. Miller.


Will of Coll McGregor of Florida, contributed by Nancy Robinson.


Will of John R. Whitbeck of Root, contributed by William Bombard.


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