Monday, June 5, 2023

Amanuensis Monday -- Petition to Appoint Administrator for Estate of Edward W. Seaver (1863-1893)

This week's document for transcription is the 1893 Petition to Appoint an Administrator for the estate of Edward W. Seaver (1763-1893) of Harrisville, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.

1) Cheshire County, New Hampshire Probate Records - Estate File S1334, Image 521 of 605:

The transcription of this petition is:

To the Judge of Probate for the County of Cheshire, in the State of New Hampshire.

Respectfully shews  George W. Seaver
G. Watson Seaver  Margrett G. Yardly,
Sarah E. Reade, Mary E. Meloon

of Harrisville  in the  County  of Cheshire.  That Edward W. Seaver late of Harrisville  in said County,
has lately deceased, intestate, having while
he lived, at the time of his death, Estate in said County, and that he died, leaving as his widow
and as his next of Kin, living in this State
and of lawful age
           George W. Seaver, Father, and
           G. Watson Seaver, Brother, and Margarette
           G.E. Yardly      Sarah E. Reade and Mary
           E. Meloon, Sisters.

That they nominate   George W. Seaver   as a suitable
person for that trust; wherefore they pray that the administration of said estate may be granted to
                                                               Mrs. Margrett G.E. Yardly
Dated  May 19th A.D. 1893.                  Mrs. Sarah E. Reade
                                                                G. Watson Seaver
                                                                Mrs. Mary E. Meloon

The said   George W. Seaver   above nominated, hereby joins in
the foregoing petition.                              George W. Seaver

At a Court of Probate for the County of Cheshire aforesaid, held at Keene, in said County, on the
third   Friday of   May 1893.

On due consideration of the foregoing Petition, I Do Decree that the prayer thereof by granted,
and that Letters of Administration issue to the said George W. Seaver
                                                                Josiah G. Bellows   Judge of Probate.
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, Probate Estate Files S1311-S1338, 1886-to 1900, File S1334 (images 511 to 530 of 605), estate file for Edward W. Seaver of Harrisville, 1893; original data: New Hampshire County, District and Probate Courts.

Edward Washington Seaver (1863-1893) was born 28 February 1863 in Dublin, New Hampshire, the son of George Washington and Elizabeth Ann (Gould) Seaver.  He died 5 May 1893 (in a dynamite explosion) in Keene, New Hampshire.  He was not married and had no children.

His father, George Washington Seaver (1829-1912) was appointed administrator of the estate.  The petition for administration included the names of his four living siblings, George Watson Seaver, Margaret Georgetta (Seaver) Yardly, Sarah Ellen (Seaver) Reade, and Mary Elizabeth (Seaver) Meloon.

The probate estate file includes an inventory, a bond, and an account.  He owned real estate valued at $1620 and had personal estate of $440.81.  

Edward Washington Seaver (1863-1893) is my 7th cousin three times removed.  Our common Seaver ancestor is my 8th great-grandfather Shubael Seaver (1640-1729).


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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