Monday, May 8, 2023

Amanuensis Monday -- 1899 Will of Charles C. Seaver of Harrisville, New Hampshire

This week's document for transcription is the 1899 Will of Charles C. Seaver (1826-1899) of  Harrisville, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.

1) Cheshire County, New Hampshire Probate Records - Probate File 1455 - Images 463-464 of 981:

The transcription of this will is:

Know all Men
That I Charles C Seaver of the
Town of Harrisville in the County
of Cheshire and the State of New
Hampshire, do hereby make
publish and declare this to be
my will and testament.

First, I direct my executor herein
after named to pay all my
just debts and liabilities.
And place or cause to be placed
at my grave a Granite Stone.
Also to place one at my wives grave
who is already deceased.

Second, He shall pay to my
adopted daughter Mrs. Lula M.
Gadd the sum of one dollar.

Third all the rest of my
estate real and personal wherever
situate of which I may die seized
and possessed or in any way entitled
to shall be divided equally between
my two sons, Alfred W. Seaver
and Charles Albert Seaver
their executors, Administrators,
and assigns forever.

Fourth, I hereby nominate,
constitute and appoint my said
son Charles Albert Seaver
executor of this my will and

In witness whereof I have hereunto
subscribed my name on this the
twenty fifth of January 1899.

                   Charles C. Sever

Perley S. Bemis    }
Geo. H. Bemis      } Witnesses
Casper C. Bemis  }
The source citation for this probate case file is:

"New Hampshire, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1643-1982," indexed database with record images, (, Cheshire County, Estate Files S1444-S1471, 1886-1900, File 1455 (images 461-477 of  981), Charles C. Seaver of Harrisville, 1899; original data: New Hampshire County, District and Probate Courts.

Charles Curtis Seaver (1826-1899) was born 26 August 1826 in Nelson, New Hampshire, the son of William and Susan (Gurler) Seaver.  He married Clarissa Jane Robbins (1838-1892) on 17 January 1856 in Rockingham, Vermont.  Charles died 6 March 1899 in Chesham, New Hampshire.  They had four children:

*  Alfred Wellington Seaver (1856-1945), married (1) 1882 Jennie Augusta Brooks (1863-1908); (2) 1918 Anna Eva Warren (1872-1951).
*  Charles Albert Seaver (1861-1925), married 1888 Lizzie May Howe (1867-1960).
*  Clara Alice Seaver (1861-1887).
*  Lula May Hill Seaver (adopted) (1876-1961), married 1895 Benjamin Gad (1873-1940).

The will of Charles C. Seaver was written on 25 January 1899. His son, Charles Albert Seaver, was named as the executor of the will.  The will was proved on 28 March 1899.  The inventory was approved on 1 July 1899, and totaled $800 in real estate and $38.50 in personal estate.  

Charles Curtis Seaver (1826-1899) is my 6th cousin four times removed.  Our common Seaver ancestor is my 9th great-grandfather Robert Seaver (1608-1683).


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.

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