Monday, September 4, 2023

Amanuensis Monday -- 1860 List of Heirs of Horace Seaver of New York City

 This week's document for transcription is the Schedule F 1859 List of heirs of Horace Seaver (1792-1858) of New York City, New York. filed in New York County, New York Surrogates Court records.

New York County, New York Surrogates Court Records, Decrees, Bundle 133, image 110 of 1220:

The transcription of this one page document is:

Schedule F:

Names of widow & next of kin of deceased --

Louise L. Seaver. widow of deceased for-
                 merly of New York now residing 
                at Norton, Massachusetts

1.  Horace N. Seaver, residing in the City of NYork

2.  Sophronia A. Tompkins, wife of Charles Tom-
                  pkins residing in City of N.Y.

3.  Lauraetta B. Thomas, wife of James A. Thomas 
                  now residing in Springfield Mass

4.  Dana B. Seaver, residing in New York

5.  Frederick A. Seaver, residing in Yazoo county, 

All the above are over twenty one years of age.

6.  Louisa B.N. Seaver, an infant over fourteen 
                 residing with the widow at Norton, Mass.

7.  William E. Bissell   }   all infants under
     Angelina Bissell      }   fourteen years of age
     Silvia Bissell           }   the children of Angelina 
         Bissell the deceased daughter of the intestate 
         residing with their father William 
         C. Bissell of Norwalk Connecticut

8.  Louis Seaver, an infant under fourteen
         son of Louis W. Seaver a deceased son
         of the intestate residing with his mother at
         Dedham, Massachusetts. 

                                                  "S" Louisa L. Seaver

The source citation for this will is:

New York Surrogates Court, Probate files, New York County > "Decrees, Bundle 133" (image 110 of 1220), Horace Seaver estate papers, Schedule F, filed 2 March 1860; "New York, U.S., Wills and Probates, 1659-1999," digital images, ( : accessed 3 September 2023); Original data is from New York County, District and Probate Courts filmed by FamilySearch..

Horace Sever (1792-1858) was born in 1792 in Taunton, Massachusetts, the son of Ebenezer and Mary (Beebe) Sever.  He died 4 April 1858 in New York City, New York.  He married (1) Sylvia Wheaton (1797-1839) 1 June 1815 in Rhode Island.  They had 11 children:

*  Horace Nelson Sever (1817-1880), married 1845 Anne Harriet Dixon (1823-1875).
*  Lewis Wheaton Sever (1818-1847), married 1844 Susan Waters Dixon (1825-1909).
*  Albian W. Sever (1825-1825).
*  Minerva Sever (1824-????).
*  Sarah B. Sever (1826-????)
*  Angelina Thornton Sever (1828-1856), married 1846 William Emery Bissell (1820-1863).
*  Lauraetta B. Sever (1830-1876), married 1850 James A. Thomas (1818-????).
*  Henry M. Sever (1832-1857).
*  Sophronia A. Sever (1833-1871), married Charles Tompkins.
*  Dana B. Sever (1835-1883), married Adriana Lawrence Hoyt (1840-1911)
*  Frederick A. Sever (1837-1882).

Horace Sever married (2) Louisa Lothrop (1796-1864) on 3 March 1840 in Norton, Massachusetts, and they had two children:

*  Louisa B.N. Seaver (1844-1914) married 1866 Edgar G. Blandin (1845-1918)
*  child Seaver (1846-1846).

The intestate estate file for Horace Seaver contains about 43 images, and most of them are supporting documents that provide an inventory, receipts and accounts.  The widow, Louise L. Seaver was appointed administratrix, and a special guardian was appointed for the minor children and grandchildren.  The inventory had no real estate, and a personal estate of $701.32.  The expenses of the estate reduced the estate to $316.71.  The widow received one third of the total, $105.57, and each of the eight named heirs received $26.39.

Horace Sever (1792-1858) is my 4th cousin 6 times removed, with my 9th great-grandfather Robert Seaver (1608-1683) the most recent common Seaver ancestor.


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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