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ESTATE OF ZIBA BROWNSON

submitted by Shirley Brownson, Syracuse, NY, March 14, 1998

Ziba Brownson was born March 1, 1739-40 in New Milford, CT. In 1797 he purchased land in the Town of Franklin and moved his family to New York. According to an account written in 1863 by his great-grandson, Ziba Brownson "took a severe cold from which he died about September 1799." When the 1800 Census was taken, Ziba's son, Ichabod, was listed as the head of the household. Ziba apparently died inestate. The following transcriptions of original documents relate to his estate. Notes added by the transcriber are shown: {note}. All spelling, etc. is shown as it is in the original. Illegible words are shown as: ...

APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR FOR ESTATE OF ZIBA BROWNSON
{on back:}

Letters of Administration To Ichabod Brunson
Received Oct. 9. 1801
Anth Mawine {or Mawene}

{on front:}
The People of the State of New York, by the Grace of God, Free and Independent, To Ichabod Brownson of the County of Delaware and State of New York send Greeting: Whereas Ziba Brownson as is alledged, lately died inestate, having whilst living and at the time of his death, Goods, Chattles, or Credits within this State, by means whereof the ordering and granting administration of all and singular the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits, and also the auditing, allowing and final discharging the account thereof, doth appertain unto us, and we being desirous that the Goods, Chattles [sic] and Credits of the said deceased may be well and faithfully administered, applied and disposed of, do grant unto you the said Ichabod Brownson- full power, by these presents to administer, and faithfuly dispose of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits, to ask, demand, recover and receive the debts, which unto the said deceased whilst living, and at the time of his death, did belong, and pay the debts which the said deceased did owe, so far as such Goods, Chattels, and Credits, will thereto extend, and the law require. Hereby requiring you to make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattles [sic] and Credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to your hands, possession or knowledge: and the same so made, to exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the office of Surrogate, of the County of Schoharie Delaware at or before the expiration of six calendar months from the date hereof, and to render a just and true account of administration, when thereunto required. And we do by these presents, depute, constitute, and appoint, you the said Ichabod Brownson administrator of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits, which were of the said Ziba Brownson deceased. In testimony whereof, we have caused the Seal of the office of our said Surrogate, to be hereunto affixed. Witness, Anthony Mawine Esq. Surrogate of the said County, at Kortright the Eighth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hun Eight Hundred & one
Schoharie Struck out also
seven struck out and
Delaware interlined
Anth Mawine Sur.
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INVENTORY OF ZIBA BROWNSON'S ESTATE (not dated)
{on back:} Inventory of the Estate of Ziba Brownson decd
{on front:} An Inventory of the Goods Chattels and Credits which were of Ziba Brownson decd



one pair oxen                                                         47.00    
one Horse $37 /  One cow and calf  $17                                54.00    
14 Sheep  $14 - 4 chairs $2                                           16.00    
1 Coat {or Goat}  $2.25   1 Do  $5.66   1 great Coat {or Goat} $4.50  12.41    
Pocket Book 2 / Leather Breeches 24 / 3 pocket...                      4.25    
Black Jacket 10 /  Wollen Shirts  14 / Boots 30/                       6.75    
Black hand 6 / Shirt 5/6  Sleve Buttons 4/6                            2.00    
Curtains 3 .../  Bed & Bedding L 5...                                 10.25    
1/2 bushel 2 /  pr Stockings 4 /  2 pitchforks 5 /                     1.37    
3 Bells 17 / 3 Sythes & Tackling 11/                                   3.50    
2 Barrels 7 / 1 ... Kettle 46 / Jointer 1 /                            6.75    
1 gun 20 / 5 axes 21 / 1 saddle 16 / D... 4 /                          7.62    
Nails 14 / Steel 4 / Iron 10 / B... Rings 2 /                          3.75    
Chains 14 / 3 Staples Rings 10 / 3 Sythes 17 /                         6.12    
Adds (or odds) 4 / Auger 4 / ... irons 6 / Adds 2 /                    2.00    
2 Meat Barrels ... /  Hand irons 20 / tongs 4 /                        4.00    
... ... / Shoemaker Tools ... / Saw 20 /                               4.50    
Iron Kettle 30 / Pot 13 / Iron Wedges 2 / flesh knife 2 /              5.07    
2 ... 5 / Steelyards 16 / Hair Irons 13 /                              4.25    
Harrow Teeth 20 / Gal. Bottle 3 / chain 5 /                            3.50    
Log Chain 26 / Sickle 2 / Powder Horn 3 /                              3.07    
2 Hatts 14 / 2 basuns 6 / Quart Cup 4 /                                3.00    
Tin pail ... / Grindstone 20 / Bottles 2 /                             3.75    
...shell ... ... 7 / G cap {or cup} 1 /                                1.00
                                                                     225.57

The above Inventory taken in
Presence of - Elijah Brownson
Sarah Brownson
Hannah Brownson
Ichabod Brownson Administrator


{Ichabod, Hannah, and Elijah were children of Ziba. Sarah could have been either his widow or Ichabod's wife, both of whom were named Sarah.}
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RECEIPTS - ZIBA BROWNSON'S ESTATE

Recd Octr 8, 1801 of Ichabod Brownson - admn .... of Ziba Brownson decd the Sum of five Dollars 50 Cents for granting Letters Admn on said Estate Inventory Oaths Stamps ...{symbol for etc.?}
Anth Mawine Sur

Recd Novr 3d 1801 of Ichabod Brownson Admn of Ziba Brownson decd the Sum of five Dollars in part of fees on proceedings for Sale of Lands ...{symbol for etc.?}
Anth Mawine Sur


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