Monday, October 10, 2022

Amanuensis Monday -- 1879 Guardianship Petition of Christian Seaver for Four Children of Norman Seaver

 This week's document for transcription is from the 1879 guardianship file for the four daughters of Norman and Christian Seaver of Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts in probate file 52869 in Worcester County Probate Court records.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Probate Court Records - Case File 52869, image 5 of 7:

The transcription of this affidavit is (handwriting in italics):

To the Honorable the Judge of the Probate Court in and for the County of Worcester:

Respectfully represents   Christian Seaver   of
Westminster   in the County of   Worcester   that
there is occasion for the appointment of a Guardian of
                                                 Della M. Seaver born June 11 1867
                                                 Flora A. Seaver born Sept 8 1870
                                                 Ida S. Seaver born Nov 14 1873
                                                Sarah E. Seaver born Oct 8 1875

of                    in the County of Worcester, minors and children
of Norman Seaver    late of   Westminster    in
the County of   Worcester   deceased, and   Christian Seaver
his widow; and your petitioner prays that she may be appointed to that trust.

Dated this   twenty third   day of   September   A.D. 1879
                                                       Christian Seaver

I, the surviving parent    of said minors hereby
assent to the granting of the foregoing petition.
Christian Seaver
The source citation for this probate file is:

Worcester County, Massachusetts, Probate case files, Case file 52869 (7 images), Della M. Seaver et al of Westminster, 1879, guardianship petition; "Worcester County (Massachusetts) Probate File Papers, 1731-1881," digital images, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors  ( accessed 9 October 2022).

Norman Seaver (1828-1879) married Christiana Lovewell (1837-1916) on 22 May 1862 in Leominster, Massachusetts.  He died 29 August 1879 in Westminster, Massachusetts, leaving four children born between 1867 and 1875:

*  Della Marie Seaver (1867-1920), married 1899 Lee Raymond Parker (1873-1945).
*  Flora Adelia Seaver (1870-1900, married 1894 Alvah Collier Jacobs (1870-1904).
*  Ida Louisa Seaver (1873-1929).
*  Sarah Eliza "Sadie" Seaver (1875-1954).

The probate case file also includes:

*   the $300 bond of Christian Seaver, Artemus Merriam and Joel Newton.
*  an affidavit by Christian Seaver attesting that the real estate of the minors does not exceed $150, and the personal estate does not exceed $100.

Norman Seaver (1828-1879) is my 2nd cousin four times removed.  Our common Seaver ancestor is my 5th great-grandfather Norman Seaver (1734-1787).


NOTE: Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday." John offers this definition for "amanuensis:"

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

Read other transcriptions for records of my ancestors at Amanuensis Monday Posts.

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