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Transcribed by Larry Campbell, Grand Rapids, MI, May 3, 2004 and August 2005

The People of the State of New-York:

To the Creditors, Legatees, and next of Kin of James Cathels, late of the town of Bovina in the County of Delaware, deceased, send Greeting:

You are hereby Cited to be and appear before our Surrogate of our said County, at his office in the village of Delhi, in said County, on the 11th day of January next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to attend the final settlement of the accounts of the Administratrix of the said deceased, which shall then and there be presented, and to abide and perform such decree as shall be by our said Surrogate made in the premises.

Given under the hand and official seal of said Surrogate at Delhi, the 12th day of November, 1868.

Edwin D. Wagner, Surrogate.

(On opposite side of page)

I hereby admit due and legal personal service of the within Citation this (blank) day of 1868.

Sign here.
November 25th, 1868 Mary Cathells
Nov. 12th, 1868 William B. Cathells
Nov. 13th, 1868 Hannah Cathells
Nov. 13th, 1868 James J(?) Sclathe(?)

The People of the State of New-York,
To Robert T. Johnson
Of the town of Franklin in the County of Delaware, Greeting:

Whereas, Nancy Cathells, Administratrix of the Estate of James Cathells, late of the town of Bovina, in the county of Delaware, deceased, has made application to Edwin D. Wagner, Surrogate of our County of Delaware, to have the said Estate finally settled before the said Surrogate, pursuant to the Statutes of the State of New York. And Whereas, it has been satisfactorily made to appear that Mary Cathells, Hannah Cathells, William B. Cathells, and James J. S. Cathells, heirs of the said James Cathells are minors: I therefore, the said Surrogate, aforesaid, pursuant to the power in me vested by the said statutes, in pursuance of the order of my Court, before made and entered, do hereby appoint you, the said Robert T. Johnson of the town of Franklin, in the County aforesaid, guardian for the said minors, to take care of their interest in the premises.

Given under the hand and seal of office of the said Surrogate at Delhi, in the said County, the 11th day of Junuary, 1869.

Edwin D. Wagner Surrogate

(on opposite side of page)

I hereby consent to act as Special Guardian of the within named Infants for the purposes within named.

Dated January 11th, 1869. Rob. T. Johnson

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Surrogates Court. In the matter of the Estate of James Cathels deceased late of Bovina. Final account of Administratrix. June 11th 1869. Edwin D. Wagner, Surrogate

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Surrogates Court,
County of Delaware.

Account of proceedings.
In the matter of the accounting of Nancy Cathells as the Administratrix of James Cathells, dec?d.

To the Surrogate of the County of Delaware:
I, Nancy Cathells, of the town of Bovina, Count of Delaware, do render the following account of my proceedings as administratrix of James Cathells deceased, for final settlement and allowance:

On the 28th day of February, 1866, letters of Administration were issued to me. On or about the 28th day of April, 1866, I caused and Inventory of the personnal estate of the deceased to be filed in this office, which personal estate therein set forth amounts by appraisement, by the appraisers duly appointed, to $1497.38.

STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT.

The Adminstratrix charges herself with the amount of the property 
of deceased contained in inventory, at appraised value................. $1497.38
Interest which has accrued on debts owing to the deceased...............
Property and demands which have been discovered subsequently to the 
taking of the inventory, 
Sums for which property has been sold exceeding its appraised value,
All other increase to the inventory, .................................. _________
                                                                        $1497.38
The Administratrix credits herself as follows:
Debts bad or doubtful, which have not been paid, at the amounts thereof 
set down in the inventory,and including those that had offset to them, 
see Schedule ?A?..........................................................$30.21
Loss on property necessarily sold at less prices than its appraised value.......
Articles of property lost without fault of .................................none
Debts appraised as good which has been unable to collect by the exercise
 of ordinary diligence...
Debts paid by Administrator, See Schedule ?B?............................$431.80
Expenses of the funeral of the deceased and grave stones, 
See Schedule ?C?.........................................................$145.00
Actual and necessary expenses paid by the Administratrix in the execution
 of the trusts reposed in See Schedule ?D?............................    $19.75

The Administratrix credits herself with the $150.00 set off to Widow and 
minor children, which appraisers have set off but which is included
 in Inventory ...........................................................$150.00

The Administratrix credits herself with having paid to David D. Cathells
 one of the children and heirs of deceased on his share of said Estate,
 the said David having become of age and lef home .......................$150.00
                                                                         $926.76
Commissions of Admix on over $1497.38                                      62.43
                                                                         $989.19

Leaving in the hands of the Administratrix $508.19 which consists of Stock, farming utensils Dairying utensils tc tc, which is on the Farm left by deceased and on which the Widow and Minor children now reside. The names of the children and heirs are as follows. Mary Cathels, Hannah Cathells, William B. Cathells, James J. S. Cahtells, all of whom are under 21 years of age and residing in Bovina, Del. Co., N.Y. and David D. Cathells over 21 years of age, residing at Bloomington, Grant Co., Wisconsin. children of deceased. all of the above named minors have a General Guardian except Mary Cathells (and Nancy Cathels is their General Guardian). Nancy Cathels, Widow residing at Bovina, Del Co. NY.

Schedule ?A?
A debt against John Calhoun of $24.21 in the Inventory. the said Calhoun had offsets to, and none of said account was collected. Calhouns account against the Estate being larger than the whole amount.

An account against Walter Oliver of $6.00 which said Oliver Claimed had been paid. $30.21

Schedule ?B?
Debts paid by Administratrix

T. E. Hastings Store acct pd March 27th /66.............................. $16.01
James Elliott............................................................  12.10
Thomas Dennis acct  Oct 1866 ...........................................    5.81
G. G. White agent for Mary Overing. Rent on 60 Acres of Farm............   78.00
Doctor S. Forman  Bill paid Feb 9th, 1867 .............................    23.25
Doctor D. H. Mann  paid  Nov 28th 1865 .................................    4.00
J. S. Raitt collector of Bovina Taxes for 1865  paid January 1866.......   21.50
John Calhoun Doctor Bill paid  Apr 14/66 ...............................   12.36
Bartholemeu M. Farland  acct  Oct 30/66................................     3.00
W. Lull  acct .........................................................     9.00
Michael Dickson  acct pd.    May 18th 1867 ............................     7.00
A. R. MPherson  acct pd.  Sept 24th 1866 ..............................     8.60
John Telford   Doctor Bill  Dec 1st 1866 ..............................     7.00
Thos H. Johnson Book   act pd  Nov 23 1866 ............................     4.67
D. S. Thompson   act pd  1868 ........................................      5.75
Margaret R. Palmer  acct pd  June 10th 1867 ..........................      1.50
Paid note held by William Bailee ......................................   131.15
Paid School Bill for year 1865 .......................................      9.10
Paid John O. Thompson acct Nov 1st 1865 ..............................      2.50
Paid Wm Bailee acct for Borrowed money ...............................      7.00
Paid Wm McCune acct ..................................................      2.00
$371.80

Paid E. B. Youmans for Services as Attorney & counsel for dec?d 
in his lifetime   ......................................................   60.00
$431.80


Schedule ?C?
Expenses of the Funeral of Deceased and for Grave Stones.
1868
Jan 11th  Paid O. P. Toombs for a monument ................................$100.00
1865  Dec 18th  Paid Wm Oliver for Coffins and Boxes ....................... 45.00
$145.00

Schedule ?D?
Actual and necessary Expenses paid by the Admix in the Execution of
the trusts reposed in her.

Paid Feb 28the 1866.  Surrogate Fees on Granting Letters & for Stamps .... $7.35
Mar 30th 1866, Paid Appraisers for making appraisal & for Stamps .......    3.40
Paid Norwood Bowne for Publishing Notice to Creditors in 
Delaware Express .......................................................    6.00
Paid Jonas M. Preston For drawing acct .................................    3.00
$19.75

Surrogates Court, County of Delaware

In the Matter of the Accounting of Nancy Cathels, Admix of James Cathels, Deceased.

County of Delaware, ss: I, Nancy Cathels, of the County of Delaware, being duly sworn, say that the charges made in the foregoing account of proceedings and schedules annexed, for moneys paid by me to creditors, legatees and next of kin, and for necessary expenses, are correct; that I have been charged therin all the interest for moneys received by me and embraced in said account, for which I am legally accountable; that the moneys stated in said account as collected were all that were collectable, according to the best of my knowledge, information and belief, on the debts stated in such account at the time of the settlement thereof; that the allowances in the said account for the decrease in the value of any assets, and the charges therein for the increase in such value, are correctly made; and that I do not know of any error in said account, or any thing omitted therefrom, which may in any way prejudice the rights of any party interested in said estate. And deponent further says that the sums under twenty dollars charged in the said account, for which no vouchers, or other evidences of payment are produced, or for which I may not be able to produce vouchers, or other evidences of payment, have actually been paid and disbursed by him as charged.

Nancy Cathells

Sworn this 11th day of January, 1869
before me, Edwin D. Wagner
Surrogate


In matter of estate of James Cathels
James Cathels
Petition of James Cathels
Filed Feb 22nd, 1864 W. Murry, Surrogate

To the Surrogate of the County of Delaware:
The Petition of James Cathels of the town of Bovina in the county of Delaware, respectfully showeth: That your petitioner is the son of James Cathels late of the town of Bovina in the said county of Delaware, now deceased; that the said deceased died on or about the 6th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty four that at, or immediately preceeding the time of his death, he was an inhabitant of said county of Delaware; that he has left no Will as far as your petitioner has been able to discover: That the said deceased left your petitioner his son the only heir and next of kin, and resident of Bovina Del. Co., N.Y,

That in the opinion of your petitioner the whole amount of the personal property left by the said deceased; was about twenty five Dollars. Your petitioner therefore pray that letters of Administration upon the estate of the said deceased may be granted to James Cathels, your petitioner and sole heir of the said deceased.
Date Feb 22nd, 1864
James Cathels

Delaware County, ss

The above petioner, being sworn, says that the facts set forth in said petition are true, to the best of his knowledge, information and belief.
James Cathels

Sworn to, before me, this 22 day of February 1864
W. Murry, Surrogate

Delaware County, ss.
James Cathels Administrator of the estate of James Cathels late of the town of Bovina in said county, being duly sworn, say that he will well, honestly and faithfully discharge the duty of such Administor according to law.

Sworn Before me, this 22nd day of February, 1864
W. Murry, Surrogate

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Surrogates Court.

In the matter of the final settlement of the Estate of James Cathels late of Bovina deceased

Petition

Filed November 12th, 1868
Edwin D. Wagner
Surrogate

Surrogate's Court,
Delaware County.
To Edwin D. Wagner, Surrogate of the Count of Delaware;

The petition of Nancy Cathels of the town of Bovina in said County, Respectfully Showeth; that she was duly qualified and appointed by the Surrogate of the county of Delaware, as the Administratrix of the Estate of James Cathels late of the town of Bovina in the county of Delaware, deceased, on the 28th day of February in the year One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Sixty Six, And that eighteen months and upwards have expired since such appointment; That the said deceased left the following heirs and next of kin, vis: David D. Cathels, of Patch Grove, Grant Co, Wisconsin, a Son, Mary Cathels, Hannah Cathels, William B. Cathels, James J. S. Cathels, all sons and daughter of deceased, residing in Bovina, Del. Co., N.Y. and your petitioner his widow.

Your Petitioner Further Shows, That immediately after her appointment as such Administratrix, she entered upon the duties of the trust thereof; and that she is prepared to render a final account of the proceedings an such Administratrix. She therefore prays that a Citation may issue out of and under the Seal of this Court, to be directed to all persons interested in the estate of the said James Cathels, deceased, requiring them to appear in this Court, on a certain day to be therein specified, to attend the final accounts of your Petitioner as such Administratrix aforesaid.

And your Petitioner will ever pray, &c.

Dated this, 12th day of November, 1868 Nancy Cathels

Delaware County, ss.

Nancy Cathels the Petitioner named in the foregoing Petition, being duly sworn, deposes and says that she has heard read the foregoing Petition subscribed by him, and knows the contents thereof, and that the same is true of his own knowledge, except as to those matters therein stated upon information and belief, and as to those he believes it to be true.

Nancy Cathels

Sworn and Subscribed before me, this, 12th day of November 1868 Edwin D. Wagner Surrogate

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To be returned to the Surogate
Inventory of Estate of James Cathels,
Late of Bovina, Dead
Filed May 12th, 1866

A list of the personal roperty of the Estate of James Cathels deceased as appraised by the undersigned the 30th day of March 1866 viz

1 pr bay Mares                             $150.00
1 Bay Colt cornering 1 yr old                50.00
1 Sorrel Colt cornering 1 yr old             40.00
1 Red 5 year old cow                         70.00
1 Black 6 year old farrow cow                45.00
1 Brown line back 5 yr old cow               70.00
1 Red 12 yr old cow                          60.00
1 White faced 12 yr old cow                  60.00
1 Light Red 10 yr old cow                    65.00
1 Red line Back 10 yr old cow                60.00
4 Yearling herfers 18 dols pr pc             72.00
4 Turkees 1 dol pr pc                         4.00
25 hens 25 cts pr pc                          5.75
2 shoats 15 dols each                        30.00
1 sleigh                                     15.00
1 Straw Cutter                                1.00
1 Set Harness                                15.00
1 Set Harness                                 5.00
1 Lumber Wagon                                5.00
1 Drag                                        2.00
1 crow bar                                    2.00
1 Manure Fork                                  .50
1 /Threshing Machine & ?                     40.00
1 Farming Mill                                6.00
2 Hay Forks                                    .75
5 Turns of Hay 7 dols pr ton                 35.00
1 Pr Sled runners                             1.00
1 Wheel horse rake                            5.00
1 Grinet Stone & Texduro(?)                   5.00
1 Dining Table                                2.00
1 Set of small joiners planes                12.00
a lot of pine lumbr                          13.00
1 pr match plaines                            1.00
1 shifting plane                              1.00
1 set 16 bench planes                         8.00
1 se 6 bench saws                             4.00
1 circle saw                                   .50
1 Lot Carpenters tools                        3.00
1 Turning lathe                               3.00
27 Bush Rye 1 dol per bus                    27.00
100 Bush Oats 50cts per bus                  50.00
1 clock                                       4.00
2 mirrors                                     3.00
1 Bareau                                      8.00
1 Bareau                                      7.00
1 Book Case                                   1.00
1 Chest                                       2.00
6 Chairs                                      1.50
2 work stands                                 2.00
1 map                                         2.00
1 Bed                                        10.00
1 churn                                       2.00
70 Tin pans                                   5.00
2 Pailes                                      1.00
1 churning machine                            8.00
20 sap bucket                                 5.00
4 geese                                       4.00
35 bushel potatoes                           14.00
5 acres sowed to Rye                         40.00
Acct against John Calhoon                    24.21
Acct against Walter Oliver                    6.00
Acct against John B Thomson                  10.00
Cash received for butter                    226.57
Cash received for daughters wages            65.75

A list of property exempt from appraised by Statute viz

2 spinning wheels One loom A Bible and School Books and Book of family Library of less value than fifty dollars One Cow Pork of 2 hogs Wearring appearel Three Beads and Beding Necessary Cooking utinsels Clothing of the family One Table Six chairs Six knives & forks Six Teacups and Saucers ONE Sugar Desk Milk pot Tea pot and sis spoons and Tow Stoves Ten Sheep and their fleeces And we also set off for the use and benefeet of the Widow and minor children one hundred and fifty dollar in money.

Alex Storie
John R. Thomson,
Appraisers



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