Nelson Abrams
Letters of Administration

Transcribed and contributed by Gary Abrams


Surrogate’s Court, Greene County, State of New York

In the matter of the application of James L. Abrams, for the letter of Administration of the goods, chattels and credits of Nelson Abrams deceased.

To the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Greene.

The petition of James L. Abrams respectfully shows:

I. That Nelson Abrams, the deceased was at the time of his death a resident of Greene County, and died in the town of Cairo in the said county on the

15th day of April 1899, without leaving any last will and testament, to the best of your, petitioners knowledge, information and belief, that your petition has made a diligent search for a will of said deceased. and has not found any or obtained any information that he left any.

II. That the said decedent died possessed of certain personal property within this state; and as your petition has is informed and believes, the value of the personal property of which the said decent died possessed together with the probable amount to be received, by reason of any right of action granted to an administration of the said decedent, by special provision of law does not exceed the sum of $2.00.

III. That the widow and only next of kin are as follows; all above over twenty-one years of age.

Mary E. Abrams, widow of decedent residing at Cairo, NY.

James L. Abrams, your petitioner, son of decedent, residing at Oak Hill, NY.

IV. That your petitioner is a son is the son of the said decedent, as above stated and is, as such entitled to administration upon the estate of said decedent,

on the failure of the said Mary E. Abrams, who is the only person to have prior right to your petition, to apply for and take out such administration, the above mentioned, Mary E. Abrams, who is entitled before your petition to such administration, be willing to resume hr right to the same in favor of your petition.

V. That no petition for a grant of letters of administration upon said estate has been filed in any surrogate’s court of this state.

Wherefore, your petition prays for a decree, awarding letters of administration upon the goods, chattels and credits of a said Nelson Abrams, deceased,

to your petition.

James L. Abrams

State of New York}

County of Greene} ss James L. Abrams

James L. Abrams, says that he is the petitioner above named. That read he above petition and knows the contents thereof and that the same is true to the best of his knowledge, except as to the matter therein alleged to have been made upon information and belief an as these matters he believes it to be true. James L. Abrams

Subscribed and sworn to before me

this 22nd day of April 1899 Isaac U. Tripp, Notary Public

Surrogate’s Court Greene County

In the matter of the application of James L. Abrams,

for letters of Administration of the goods, chattels

and credits of Nelson Abrams, deceased.

Mary E. Abrams, of the town of Cairo, County of Greene and the State of New York, widow of the late Nelson Abrams, late of the Town of Cairo,

County of Greene and State of New York, decreed do hereby renounce all right to letters of Administration on the estate of said Nelson Abrams. Mary E. Abrams

Witness;

George L. Rifenburgh

State of New York}

County of Greene} ss

On this 22nd day of April 1899, personally came before me the subscriber, Mary E. Abrams, to me known to be the person described in and executed the above renunciation, and she acknowledged that she executed this above.

Isaac U. Tripp, Notary Public


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