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Submitted by Sandi Scott Hill, August 1o, 2001

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
By the grace of God Free and Independent:

Whereas Oliver Shaw of Delhi, Del Co., NY,
As is alleged, lately died intestate, having whilst living, at the time of his death, Goods, Chattels and Credit, within this State, by means whereof, the ordering and granting Administration, of all and singular the said Good, Chattels and Credits, and also the auditing, allowing and final discharging the Account thereof doth appertain unto us: And we being desirous that the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased may be well and faithfully Administered, applied and disposed of, do grant unto you the said Charles W. Shaw and George N. Shaw full power, by these Presents, to administer and faithfully dispose of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits- To ask, demand recover and receive the debts, which unto the said deceased, whilst living, at the time of his 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 or shall come to your hands, possession or knowledge, and the same so made, to exhibit or cause to be exhibited, into the office of the Surrogate of the said County of Delaware
At or before the expiration of three calendar months from the date hereof: And Also, to render a just and true account of Administration when thereto required. And we do by these Present, depute, constitute, and appoint you, the said Charles W. Shaw and George N. Shaw, Administrators of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits which were of the said Oliver Shaw.

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

Witness: Isaac H. Maynard, Esquire Surrogate of the said County at Delhi, the 27th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine.


Surrogate's Court...Delaware County,

TO ISAAC H. MAYNARD, Surrogate of the County of Delaware.

The Petition of George N. Shaw and Charles W. Shaw of the town of Delhi in said county, respectfully sheweth: That they were duly qualified and appointed by the Surrogate, of the county of Delaware, as the Administrator of the Estate of Oliver Shaw late of the town of Delhi in the county of Delaware, deceased, on the 27th day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and Seventy-nine and that eighteen months and upwards have expired since such appointment. That the said deceased left the following heirs and next of kin, viz: Watson T. Shaw, George N. Shaw, Franklin P. Shaw, Delia A. Shaw, Sarah J. Utter and Charles W. Shaw.

TO THE SURROGATE OF THE COUNTY OF DELAWARE:

The Petition of George N. Shaw, Charles W. Shaw, Watson T. Shaw,
And Franklin P. Shaw, of the town of Delhi in the said County of Delaware, now deceased: that the said deceased died on or about the 9th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventy-nine: that at or immediately preceeding the time of his death, he was an inhabitant of the said County of Delaware; that he has left no Will, as far as your petitioners has been able to discover; that the said deceased left your petitioners and Sarah J. Utter, a daughter residing in Davenport, Del Co. NY and Delia A. Shaw residing at Delhi, Del. Co. NY.

That in the opinion of your Petitioner the whole amount of the personal property left by the said deceased was about one thousand Dollars.

Your petitioners therefore pray that LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION upon the Estate of the said deceased may be granted to George N. Shaw, and Charles W. Shaw.


Signed:                    Frank P. Shaw
                           Charles W. Shaw
                           George N. Shaw
                           Watson T. Shaw

DELAWARE COUNTY, SS.

The above Petitioners being sworn, say that the facts set forth in said Petition are true, to the best of their knowledge, information and belief. Sworn before me this 25th day of March 1879. The Petition was signed in Writing by all the above sons.

A TRUE AND PERFECT INVENTORY of All the Personal Property and effects of Oliver Shaw late of the town of Delhi in the County of Delaware, deceased, made by Charles W. Shaw and George N. Shaw, Administrators. Of the estate of the said deceased, with the aid and in the presence of Bryan H. Burgin and Edward Van Dyke. Done at the town of Delhi in the County of Delaware, this 11th day of April, 1879

==============================================COUNTY OF DELAWARE, ss.

We, Byran H. Burgin and Edward Van Dyke Appraisers, duly appointed by the Surrogate of Said County of Delaware, do Severally swear and declare, that we will truly, honestly and impartially appraise the personal property and effects of Oliver Shaw late of the town of Delhi in said County, deceased, which shall be for that purpose exhibited to us, to the best of our respective knowledge and ability.

Sworn before me, this 1st day of April 1879. Edward VanDyke, B. H. Burgin We Certify the annexed to be a true INVENTORY of the goods, chattels and credits of Oliver Shaw deceased, with the value of the several articles, as far as the same have been shown to us.

Dated April 11, 1879 signed: Edward VanDyke and B. H. Burgin, Appraisers State of New York Delaware Co.

Charles W. Shaw and George N. Shaw, administrators of the goods etc. of Oliver Shaw, deceased, do swear that the annexed INVENTORY is, in all respects, just and true; that it contains a true statement of all the personal property of the said deceased, which has come to our knowledge, and particularly of all money, bank bills, and other circulating medium, belonging to the said deceased, and of all just claims of the deceased against us, according to the best of our knowledge.

Sworn and subscribed before me, this 28th day of April 1879.
John B. Murray, Notary Public


Signed:     Charles W. Shaw
            George N. Shaw


INVENTORY:
The following articles are stated but not appraised, being set apart, according to law, for the minor child, to wit:

One large spinning wheel
One sewing machine
Tree stoves in use
One Family Bible
One set of Higher grade National Readers
One Davies Arithmetic
One Speller
One Copy of "Religious Emblems & (not readable)
One old Doctor Book
One bright yellow cow, aged 4 years
One large Bar pig and one small blue pig
240 Lbs. Of ground corn, buckwheat & oats with necessary milk for
pigs above named
1/2 ton Hay for the above named Cow
10 Cords of Wood
49 lbs of Wheat Flour
25 Lbs. Of Meat
3 bushells of Potatoes
10 Lbs of Sugar
2 lbs. Of Tea
2 lbs. Of Coffee
One dollars worth of necessary spices with giner & salentro
3 Dresses & other articles of clothing for 3 cents
One Bed & Bedding with Feather Bed
One Bedstead
One Tea Kettle
One Spider
One Small Cooking ettle
One Griddle
Two Baking Dishes
One Extension Table
Six Cain bottom chairs
Twelve common knives and forks
Twelve Plates
Twelve tea cups and saucers
One Glass Sugar Dish
One Milk cup
One tea Pot
Twelve Tablespoons (mixed-large & small)

The following articles are appraised and set apart for the use of the minor child, in addition to those enumerated above in pursuance of the statue to wit:


One Bed Lounge                            $10.00
One Eight Day clock                         5.00
Twenty yds. Ingraino Carpet                10.00
One kid bureau                              2.00
One Looking Glass                           1.00
One bedroom carpet (two kinds)              1.00
One Feather bed and Tick                    5.00
One Pillow                                   .50
Two Sheets                                   .50
One Bed Quilt                               l.00
18 yds. Of Carpet (old)                     1.80
 3 Cupboards                                1.00
One Hunter Case Watch                       3.00
One Bedstead                                1.00
Three Parlor Window shades @ .75            2.25
One Brass Kettle                             .25
Cash One Hundred Dollars                  100.00

The following are enumerated as assets in addition to the above:
One Feather Bed on 2nd floor in S. room: $5.00
One pr. Pillows .50 One pr Sheets .50 One Coverlet (old) .75 One Coverlet 1.50 One Straw Tick .12 One Feather Bed 5.00 One Straw Tick .25 One pr. Sheets .50 One eight pointed Star light and Blue Bed Quilt .50 One old and one Medium dark Quilt .75 Two old bed quilts .75 One bedstead and cord .10 In North Room on the 2nd floor, One Feather Bed(Mixed hen&geese feathers) $3.00 One Sheet on same bed .25 Two straw Ticks .25 One Bedstead and cord .10 One Hen feather bed 1.00 Two Quilts on same bed .25 Two pillows and straw Tick .15 One Feather Bed 2.00 Two Sheets .25 Two Quilts .25 One straw tick .25 Two Pillows and cases .25 One Bedstead and cord .25 One Wardrobe 1.00 One Small Trunk .25 One Bedstead on finest floor, in small room Of the kitchen .50 70 Tin Pans @ $.06 4.20 5 Tin Pails @ .10 .50 2 Four gallon pans .75 One, one gallon pan .25 One Pork Barrel 1.00 Three cider Barrels @ 50 1.50 20 Sap buckets @ $.02 .40 One Sap Tub 1.00 85 Sap Buckets @ $0.10 8.50 One Pr. Scale beams and weights 1.50 One crosscut saw 1.50 Four Augers .25 One Swivel Clevis .12 One Hog Hook .12 One Hammer .13 One Hoe .25 One Grain Sickle .10 One Potato Digger .10 One Dung Fork .10 One Set Orange Co. Milk Pans 25.00 (Not sure whether he means Milk Pails or Cans) One Churn and Dash 1.50 One Dog Churning machine .25 One Grindstone $0.75 2 Medium Sized shouls (sow & bar) 10.00 12 Hens @ 0.30 3.60 One Wheelbarrow .25 One Potash Kettle 1.50 One two sheeted sap pans and irons 1.00 One crowbar 0.75 One Flatland Plow 2.00 One Bobsled .50 One Small red churn 1.00 One stone boat 1.00 65 Bu. Oats @ $0.32 17.60 30 Bu. Buckwheat @ $0.45 13.50 Two Grain Boxes holding 15 & 18 Bu. Each .75 One Old Com. Plow (No point) 1.00 One (Fanning) Mill? 1.00 One Hand Pitch Fork .25 Two Shovels & One dung fork .50 One broken horned Bull 2 yrs old 15.00 The "Rie" Heifer Aged 3 yrs 25.00 One Blind Heifer Aged 3 yrs. 19.00 One 3 tited 3 yr old Heifer 18.00 One Big Heifer aged 10 yrs 10.00 One Old yellow cow 9 yrs 18.00 One Muggins Cow 9. Yrs. 22.00 One Dick Heifer 7 yrs. 25.00 One White Flank 9 yrs. 23.00 One Dollie Cow 7 yrs 25.00 One Runner Cow 9 yrs 25.00 One Spotted Cow 9.yrs 25.00 One Black Cow 3 yrs 23.00 One Little cow 8 yrs 20.00 On (?) Cow 3 yrs. 25.00 One Stilman Cow 5 yrs. 25.00 One Two Titted cow 5 yrs 17.00 One one-horn cow 6 yrs 25.00 One Broad Horns 10 yrs 14.00 One 5 yr old yellow cow 9 yrs 28.00 One Devon Heifer 7 yrs. 28.00 5 Deacon Skins @ $0.40 2.00 One Long wood sled 1.00 One two Seated Platform wagon 40.00 One Lumber Wagon and box 15.00 One Hay Rigging 1.00 One Log Chairn .50 One Broken Sled (old) 1.00 One pr. Whiffletrees and clevises 1.25 One Pr. Old Whiffletrees with on clevis .50 One Horse Rake 19.00 One 3 yr. Old Mare colt 20.00 One woods Mowing Machine 25.00 One Work Bench and vice 1.00 One Wagon back 1.00 One Set double harness (old) 5.00 One Neck Yoke 1.00

25 Bu. Of Potatoes put in ground last fall, and what are good when taken out @ $.50 per bu..........
The following note which is considered bad.
Note of William Ingram dated March 13, 1878, for $15.00 endorsed
Sept. 12, 1878 twenty-five cents ( .25)

The above Inventory with statements by petitioners has been typed
From Original Copy dated April 11, 1879



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