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Surrogate's Court,
Delaware County
In the Matter of the Estate of
Eliza Fuller

Deceased
Petition for Letters
Of Administration
Filed on the 22nd day of
May, 1899
A.H. Sewell,
Surrogate

To the Surrogate's Court of the County of Delaware:

The Petition of Henry L. Fuller of Colchester in the County of Delaware, and State of New York, respectfully shows: That Eliza Fuller, a resident of the town of Colchester, County of Delaware, State of New York, died on or about the 30 day of June, 1895, at Colchester in the County of Delaware, State of New York, without leaving a last will and testament, to the best of your petitioner's knowledge, information and belief.

That the said decedent died possessed of certain personal property within this State and County; and as your petitioner is informed and believes, the value of the said personal property (together with the probable amount to be recovered, by reason of any right of action granted an administrator of the said decedent, by special provision of law), does not exceed the sum of two hundred dollars and that the value of the real property of which the said decedent died possessed does not exceed the sum of --------------- dollars. None

That the said decedent left her surviving no husband who resides at ___________ in the State of New York, and that the following named persons are all the next of kin of the said decedent, and that their relationship to said decedent and their respective places of residence, as far as they are known to your petitioner, or can be ascertained by him with due diligence, are as set opposite their names respectively, as follows:

Charles P. Fuller a son residing at East Branch NY
Henry L. Fuller a son residing at Shinhopple NY
William M. Fuller a son residing at Shinhopple NY
Mary Baxter a daughter residing at Harvard NY
Estella Radeker a daughter residing at Shinhopple NY
Maggie Maynard d daughter residing at Garrison NY
Lettie Fuller a daughter residing at Middletown NY
Carrie Fuller a daughter residing at Garrison NY

That as your petitioner is informed and believes, all of the foregoing named persons are of full age and sound mind, except the following, who are infants, to wit: is of unsound mind & confined in the Middletown Insane Asylum.

Lettie Fuller and no General Guardian

That your petitioner is a son of the said decedent.

That no petition for a grant of letters of administration upon the said estate has been filed in any Surrogate's Court of this State, as your petitioner is informed and believes.

Your petitioner therefore prays for a decree awarding letters of administration upon the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, to your petitioner Henry L. Fuller and that a citation may be issued to all persons having a right to administration, prior or equal to that of your petitioner, to show cause why such decree should not be made for such other order or decree as may be just and proper.

Dated the 20 day of May, 1899

Henry L. Fuller, Petitioner.

County of Delaware, ss:

Henry L. Fuller being ______ duly sworn, say he is the petitioner named in and who subscribed the foregoing petition, that he has heard the same read, and that the same is true to his own knowledge, except as to the matters therein stated to be alleged on information and belief, and as to those matters he believes it to be true.

Subscribed and sworn to before } Henry L. Fuller
Me this 20 day of May, 1899 }
F.W. Hartman
Notary Public

County of Delaware, ss:

I, Henry L. Fuller do solemnly swear that I am a resident of Colchester in the State of New York, and am over twenty-one years of age, and that I will well, faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of the office of Administrator of the estate of Eliza Fuller, the decedent named in the within petition, according to law.

Subscribed and sworn to before } Henry L. Fuller
Me this 20 day of May, 1899 }
F.W. Hartman
Notary Public

Surrogate's Court,
Delaware County
IN THE MATTER OF THE
ESTATE OF
Eliza Fuller
Late of Colchester,
Deceased
Citation
Filed May 31, 1899
A.H. Sewell,
Surrogate

The People of the State of New York,

To Charles P. Fuller, William M. Fuller

You and Each of You Are hereby cited and required personally to appear before our Surrogate of the County of Delaware, at his office in the village of Delhi, in said County, on the 5th day of June, next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of that day, then and there to show cause why administration of the goods, chattels and credits of Eliza Fuller deceased, late of Colchester, in said County, should not be granted to Henry L. Fuller, of Colchester in said County.

In Testimony Whereof, We have caused the Seal of office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed.

Witness, ALBERT H. SEWELL, Surrogate of the said County, at Delhi, this22nd day of May, 1899.

E.A. Clauson, Surrogate
Clerk to the Surrogate's Court.

State of New York }
Delaware County } ss

Henry L. Fuller being duly sworn deposes and says that he personally served the within citation on the following named persons at the time and at the place herein mentioned
On Charles P. Fuller at the town of Hancock NY on the 26 day of May 1899 and on Wm M. Fuller, at the town of Colchester NY on the 26 day of May 1899 by handing to and leaving with each of said persons a ___ copy thereof and deponent knows the persons so served to be the same persons therein named.

Sworn to before me } Henry L. Fuller
May 27 1899 )
F.W. Hartman
Notary Public

The People of the State of New York,
BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT.

To Henry L. Fuller SEND GREETING.

WHEREAS, Eliza Fuller, of Colchester, N.Y., as is alleged, lately died intestate, having whilst living, at the time of her death, goods, chattels, and credits within this State, by means whereof the ordering and granting Administration of all and singular the said goods, chattels, and credits, and also the audition, allowing and final discharging the account thereof, doth appertain to us: And we being desirous that the goods, chattels, and credits of the said deceased may be will and faithfully administered, applied and disposed of, do grant unto you, the said Henry Fuller full power, by these presents, to administer and faithfully to dispose of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits; to ask, demand, recover and receive the debts which unto the said deceased, whilst living, at the time of her death, did belong; and to pay the debts which the said deceased did owe, so far as such goods, chattels and credits will thereto extend and the law require.

HEREBY REQUIRING YOU to make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, which have (can't read this section of the paragraph)
Appoint you, the said Henry Fuller, Administrator of all and singular, the goods, chattels and credits which were of the said Eliza Fuller, deceased.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, we have caused the Seal of Office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS, Albert H. Sewell, Surrogate of the said county, at Delhi, in the said county, on the 17th day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine.

Albert H. Sewell, Surrogate.



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