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Friday, August 18, 2017

George W. Johnson, 1864 (Surrogate’s Court)


In the matter of the application for Administration on the Estate of George W. Johnson, late of the town of Stephentown:
Julia E. Johnson deposed that she was the widow of the late George W. Johnson, and lived in Stephentown. He died a natural death in Stephentown on the 11th day of March 1864, without leaving a last Will and Testament; she further deposed that his personal property did not exceed the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars; that he left surviving him the following:

his widow Julia E. Johnson and five children, namely: Adeliea Johnson, Sarah A. Johnson, and Nancy C. Johnson all of Troy, and George W. Johnson Jr and Arvilla M. Johnson of the town of Stephentown. Signed this 9 day of May 1864 in front of Moses Warren, Surrogate.

Administrator bond was signed 9th day of May 1864 naming Julia E. Johnson, Clinton D. Doty of Stephentown and Peter Cooper of the City of Troy in the sum of Five hundred dollars. Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of Moses Warren, Surrogate.

Appraisers were appointed the Twentyeth day of May 1864, having signed their declarations on the 19 day of May 1864 before James C. Enos, Justice of the Peace:

  • I, Ira Tifft do solemnly swear and declare that I will truly, honestly and impartially appraise the person Property of George W. Johnson deceased, which shall be exhibited to me, according to the best of my knowledge and ability.
  • I, Isaiah B. Colmain do solemnly swear and declare that I will truly, honestly and impartially appraise the person Property of George W. Johnson deceased, which shall be exhibited to me, according to the best of my knowledge and ability.

Inventory documents signed 15 day of August 1864 before James C. Enos, Justice of the Peace and were filed 18 August 1864:

  • One Spinning wheel
  • ” Weaving Loom
  • ” Cooking Stove and Cooking utencils
  • ” Parlor Stove
  • ” Family Bible
  • 3 Family Pictures
  • ” Family Library, which does not Exceed $50 in value
  • 5 Sheep and Three Lambs
  • 1 Fleece of wool
  • ” Cow
  • ” Hog
  • ” Clothing for the family including the widow
  • 4 Beds and Bedsteds
  • 1 Table 6 Chairs
  • 6 Knives and forks
  • 6 Plaits
  • 6 Tea cups and saucer
  • 1 Sugar dish
  • ” Grain Cup
  • ” Teapot
  • 6 Spoons
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  • One Yearling Bull $10..
  • ” Bay Horse 25..
  • ” Sorrel Horse 25..
  • ” Set of Double Harness 3..
  • ” Hay fork .25
  • ” Lumber-two horse wagon and Box 25..
  • ” Set of Whippletrees 1.50
  • ” Stone boat .50
  • ” Bob Sled 1.50
  • ” Wood Sled .50
  • 2 Hoes .20
  • 1 Ox Chain 2.00
  • ” Dog Wedge .10
  • ” Market wagon 8.00
  • ” Bar of Iron .50
  • ” Set of Stoneboat plank .50
  • ” Wraping chain 1.00
  • ” Drain Shave .25
  • A lot of old Iron including old stove pipe 1.50
  • ” Crop Cut Saw 1.50
  • ” Pare of Sled Runners .25
  • ” Sithe and Stick .25
  • ” Ladder .75
  • ” Share Horse .25
  • ” Grindstone and hangings .25
  • 2 Plank for bed sills for Cole Box .50
  • 1 Plow and Clovis 1.50
  • ” Cheese Press 2.50 (added in different handwriting: Cored oven)
  • 114.05
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  • Brought forward 114.05
  • A lot of Cole wood cut for Pit 20.00
  • Hemlock timber for logs 9.00
  • One clock .50
  • ” Bedsted .50
  • ” Meal Chest or Box .50
  • 144.55
  • No Bonds, Mortgages, Notes or other securities for the payment of money belonging to the deceased. No [illegible] or Bank Bills or other circulating [illegible] belonging to Deceased has come into the hands of the Administratrix as she the the[sic] Administratrix informed the above named appraisers.

View a pdf of the record at Stephentown Genealogy: a visual history.

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