Will of
Lucinda Garrison
and
Probate file of
Jacob Garrison


Courtesy of Cindy Simmons


ADDITIONAL NOTES (COMPILED BY THE TRANSCRIBER):

Jacob’s parentage - ??
Lucinda is the daughter of Conrad Simmons and   ?   

The children of Jacob and Lucinda:
1)  George married Frances Elton
2)  Mary married Anthony Appley
3)  Angeline married _____ Evans 
                     
(Could she have been first married to a ___ Purratt?)
4)  James H (Could his wife’s name be Gertrude?)
5)  Rachel married Charles Covell 
           
They had only one son named William.
            Lucinda lived with Rachel and Charles while living in the Village of Catskill.
6)  William E   (Why was he not listed in Jacob’s probate? He was of legal age.)
7)  Emily - died young
8)  Eliza C married _____ Evans (Could her husband’s first name be Eward/Edward?)
9)  Charles married Katherine “Katie” Lane


Will of Lucinda Garrison

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the 10th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred (nine) and six the Last Will and Testament of Lucinda Garrison late of the town of Catskill in the County of Greene and State of New York, deceased, was duly proven before Hon. Josiah C. Tallmadge, Surrogate of the said County of Greene, according to law, as and for the Last Will and Testament of the real and personal property of said deceased; which said Last Will and Testament and the proofs and examinations taken in respect to the same are as follows, to wit:  

In the name of God Amen:  I Lucinda Garrison of the town of Cairo, Greene County, New York being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, in manner and form following that is to say:  

First.  I direct that all my debts and funeral expenses (not including the mortgage debts of Charles Garrison hereinafter mentioned) be paid out of the rest and residue of my property hereinafter mentioned.

Second.  I give and devise to my son Charles Garrison all that part of the homestead farm owned by my late husband at his decease and now owned by me, that lies east of the creek and which part so devised includes the buildings on said homestead farm. This devise to said Charles Garrison is made subject to a mortgage to this day given by me to him, on said premises, and he is to take said premises subject to said mortgage, and shall have no claim against my estate on account of said mortgage or of the bond accompanying the same.

Third.  I give and bequeath to each of my children, James, Angeline and Eliza the sum of five dollars.

Fourth.  All the rest residue and remainder of my property and estate, real personal and mixed which I shall own at my decease, wheresoever at whatsoever the same may be I give devise and bequeath to my four children, George Garrison, William E. Garrison, Rachel A. Covell and Mary Apply in equal shares and to their executors administrators and assigns forever, subject however to the execution of the power to sell or mortgage hereinafter mentioned.

Fifth.  I do hereby authorize and empower the executor of this my last will and testament to sell or mortgage any of the real estate which I shall own at my decease not herein devised to my son Charles, in order to pay my debts and funeral expenses and the expenses of administering my estate.

Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my son-in-law Charles E. Covell to be the executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of February 1887.

                                                                                              her
                                                                              Lucinda   X    Garrison                                                                                                       mark

The foregoing instrument, consisting of one page besides this page was at the day thereof duly signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testatrix Lucinda Garrison, as and for her last will and testament, in presence of us, who at her request and in her presence and in presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Joseph Hallock              Catskill, N.Y.
Henry D. Shores            Catskill, N.Y.

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CITATION FOR PROBATE
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK:

To Charles Garrison and Rachel A. Covell of Catskill, New York; George Garrison of Palenville, New York; James Garrison, Angeline Evans and Eliza Evans of Albany, New York; William E Garrison of West Albany, New York; Charles E Scofield, William E. Appley, James A. Appley and Alice M. Fry of Schenectady, New York; Margaret Peck of town of Niskayuna, Schenectady County, New York; and Charles E Smith of the town of Rotterdam, Schenectady County, New York.

The heirs at law and next of kin of Lucinda Garrison, late of the Town of Catskill in the County of Greene, deceased, Greeting:

WHEREAS, Charles E. Covell of the Town of Catskill and County of Greene, has lately applied to our Surrogate’s Court of the County of Greene, to have a certain instrument in writing, relating to real and personal estate, duly proved as the last Will and Testament of the said deceased;

You and each of you are hereby cited to appear before the said Surrogate, at a Surrogate’s Court to be held at his office in the Town of Catskill, in said County of Greene, on the 8th day of March 1906, at ten o’clock in the forenoon of that day, then and there to attend the probate of said last Will and Testament.

And if any of the persons interested be under the age of twenty-one years, they are required to appear by their guardian, if they have one, or if they have none, to appear and apply for one to be appointed, or in the event of their neglect or failure to do so, a guardian will be appointed by the Surrogate to represent and act for them in the proceedings.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, WE have caused the seal of our said Surrogate’s Court to be hereunto affixed.  Witness: JOSIAH C TALLMADGE, Esquire, Surrogate of said County, at the Village of Catskill, the 13th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and six.

Josiah C Tallmadge (his full signature)
Surrogate of Greene County

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SURROGATE’S COURT – GREENE COUNTY
In the Matter of Proving the last Will and Testament of Lucinda Garrison, deceased.

TO THE SURROGATE’S COURT OF GREENE COUNTY, NEW YORK

We, Charles Garrison and Rachel A. Covell, of Catskill, New York; George Garrison, of Palenville, New York; James H Garrison, Angeline Evans and Eliza Evans of Albany, New York; William E. Garrison, of West Albany, New York; and Charles E. Scofield, William E. Appley, James A. Appley and Alice M. Fry, of Schenectady, New York, the undersigned, being eleven of the heirs at law and next of kin of Lucinda Garrison, late of Catskill, New York, deceased, and of full age, do hereby severally stipulate, that the instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of the said Lucinda Garrison, bearing date February 24, 1887, and signed at the end thereof by the said Lucinda Garrison by her mark, and by Joseph Hallock and Henry D. Shores (both since deceased), as subscribing witnesses, a copy of which instrument is hereunto annexed, marked “A” and made a part hereof, is the last will and testament of the said Lucinda Garrison, and was at the date thereof duly signed, sealed, published and declared by said Lucinda Garrison as and for her last Will land testament, in the presence of said Joseph Hallock and Henry D. Shores, who at her request, and in her presence, and in the presence of each other, subscribed their names as witnesses thereto; that at the time of such execution the said Lucinda Garrison was of sound and disposing mind and memory, over the age of twenty-one years, and not under restraint; that said instrument relates to personal property; and that the said Lucinda Garrison was at the time of her death a resident of the town of Catskill, Greene County, New York.

And we do hereby severally appear in person and waive the issue and service of a citation in the above entitled matter, and severally consent that said instrument be forthwith admitted to probate as a valid will of personal property without notice to us.

Dated January 18th 1906.

(The following signatures are listed.)

Charles Garrison
Rachel A. Covell
George A. Garrison
Wm E. Garrison
Angeline Evans
Eliza C. Evans
James H. Garrison

Witness to marks by Wm. P. (looks like) Nolan (for the following):

Charles E. Scofield
William E. Appley
James A. Appley
Alice M. Fry

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STATE OF NEW YORK,   
                                         
:SS
County of Greene
 

On this 18th day of January, 1906, before me, the subscriber, personally came Charles Garrison, to me known and known to me to be the one of the persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and he acknowledged that he executed the same.

(signed)  Cornelius DuBois
                 Notary Public 

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STATE OF NEW YORK,   
                                         
:SS
County of Greene

On this 19th day of January, 1906, before me, the subscriber, personally came Rachel A. Covell, to me known and known to me to be of the persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and she acknowledged that she executed the same.

(signed)  Anna M. O’Brien
                 Notary Public

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STATE OF NEW YORK,   
                                         
:SS
County of Greene

On this 18th day of January, 1906, before me, the subscriber, personally came George Garrison, to me known and known to me to be the one of the persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and he acknowledged that he executed the same.

(signed)  Cornelius DuBois
                 Notary Public

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STATE OF NEW YORK,   
                                         
:SS
County of Albany

On this 14th day of February, 1906, before me, the subscriber, personally came James H. Garrison, Angeline Evans and Eliza Evans,  to me known and known to me to be three of the persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and they acknowledged that they executed the same.

(signed) Newton W.  _______    (looks like, Thowfsace, Thoulfsace, Thonefsau . . . )
                Notary Public
                Albany Co. N.Y.


Probate of Jacob Garrison

PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION 

To The Surrogate’s Court of the County of Greene: 

The Petition of Lucinda Garrison of the town of Cairo, in the county of Greene, respectfully showeth: 

that Jacob Garrison died at his residence in the town of Cairo, in the county of Greene, on or about the 26th day of September, 1884, being at the time an inhabitant and resident of the said county of Greene; that said deceased left no Will, as far as your petitioner has heard or been able to discover; that he left surviving, Lucinda Garrison, his widow, and your petitioner herein residing in the town of Cairo, Greene County, N.Y. George Garrison, a son & Rachel A. Covell, a daughter, both residing in the town of Catskill, Greene County, N.Y.; James Garrison, a son, Angeline Evans, a daughter and Eliza Evans, a daughter, all residing in the city & county of Albany, N.Y.; Mary Appley, a daughter, residing in the city & county of Schenectady, N.Y.; and Charles Garrison, a son, residing in the town of Cairo, Greene County, N.Y. his only heirs at law and next of kin being all of full age.

And your petitioner further showeth that the personal estate of said deceased does not exceed in value the sum of $2500; that your petitioner is the widow of the said deceased.

Your petitioner therefore prays that Letters of Administration of the goods, chattels and credits of said deceased may be granted to Lucinda Garrison, your petitioner, jointly with George Garrison, and your petitioner consents to such appointment.

Dated March 25th, 1885                                                       her
                                                                (Signed)  Lucinda   X   Garrison
                                                                                                mark

County of Green, ss.: Lucinda Garrison, the above-named petitioner, being first duly sworn, says that the foregoing petition is true of his own knowledge, except as to the matters which are therein stated to be alleged on information and belief, and as to those matters he believes to be true.

Sworn to and subscribe this                                                      her
25th day of March, 1885, before me.                        Lucinda   X   Garrison
                  Andrus James,                                                          mark
                  Notary Republic


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