Monday, November 14, 2022

Amanuensis Monday -- 1881 Executor's Petition for Eunice Seaver's Estate in Templeton, Massachusetts.

 This week's document for transcription is the Executor's Petition for the estate of Eunice Seaver of Templeton, Massachusetts, in Worcester County estate file 52876, filed in 1881.  

Worcester County, Massachusetts Probate Court Records - Case File 52876, image 3 of 18:

The transcription of this affidavit is:

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

Respectfully represents   John H. Seaver

of Templeton   in the County of Worcester,  that
                                     Eunice Seaver    who last dwelt in
Templeton     in said County of Worcester, died on the   Seventeenth
day of    February    in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
eighty one   possessed of goods and estate remaining to be administered, leaving a
widow, whose name is                                       and as   her   only heirs-at-law
ad next of kin, the persons whose names, residence,  and relationship to the deceased are as follows, viz:

John H. Seaver                                 Templeton Mass.                                  Son
Edwin Luther Seaver                }                                                                   Grandson
Sam Seaver                               }    Their Guardian is                                   Grandson
Harry Ladd Seaver                   }    All Miners  Edward Townsend               Grandson
Laura A. Seaver                        }    Gardner Ms.  Ashburnham, Mass.         Granddaughter
Dais M. Seaver                         }                                                                    Granddaughter
Maud E. Seaver                        }                                                                    Granddaughter
Alonzo W. Jacobs                            Greeley, Colorado                                 Grandson
Rufus Jacobs                                   Royalston, Mass.                                  Grandson
John F. Jacobs (Miner)                  Roylaston, Mass.                                   Grandson
George D. Jacobs                            Templeton, Mass.                                  Grandson
Mrs. Elizabeth E. Ware                   Fitchburg, Mass.                                   Granddaughter

That said deceased left a Will                                        herewith presented, wherein your
petitioner   is   named executer

Wherefore your petitioner  prays that said will                              may be proved and showed,
and letters testamentary issued to   him

Dated this    Nineteenth    day of    April    A.D.  1881
                                                         John H. Seaver

The undersigned, being all the heirs-at-law and next of kin, and the only parties interested in the
foregoing petition, request that the prayer thereof be granted without further notice.

The source citation for this probate file is:

Worcester County, Massachusetts, Probate case files, Case file 52876 (18 images), Eunice Seaver of Templeton, 1881 (18 images), "Worcester County (Massachusetts) Probate File Papers, 1731-1881," digital images, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors  ( accessed 14 November 2022).

Eunice (Holden) Seaver (1799-1881) was born 16 April 1799 in Templeton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Crocker) Holden.  She married Luther Seaver (1791-1871) on 25 June 1822 in Templeton, the son of Ethan and Lydia (Bond) Seaver.  They had four children:

*  Sarah Holden Seaver (1825-1866), married 1851 Whitman Jacobs (1809-1893).
*  Luther S. Seaver (1829-1879), married before 1864 Betsy S. Townsend (1846-????).
*  Mary Bancroft Seaver (1831-1869), married 1850 Nathan Lorenzo Battles (1821-1912).
*  John Holden Seaver (1835-1899), married 1867 Laura Lucretia Fiske (1846-1933).

John Holden Seaver was named executor of his mother's estate, but she bequeathed her real estate only to her son John H. Seaver and grandson George D. Jacobs.  

The six minor Seaver grandchildren are the children of Luther S. and Betsy (Townsend) Seaver.  The five Jacobs grandchildren are the children of Whitman and Sarah Holden (Seaver) Jacobs.

John Holden Seaver (1835-1899) 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 of records of my ancestors at Amanuensis Monday Posts.

Copyright (c) 2022, Randall J. Seaver

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