Archive:Franklin County, MA, Probate Files
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File #4121, Mary Schneider, Mary S. Whitney, 
For adoption proceeding in this case, see register.
File #5311, Abner Whitney, 1866
Abner Whitney died 27 Dec 1866, Orange, MA.
19 Jan 1867, Harrison H. Whitney petitioned for the probate of his will. He left no widow. His heirs were daughter Mary A. Thayer, Salem; daughter Arethusa W. Adams, Salem; daughter Sarah W. Adams, Montague; daughter Emily A. Tenney, Orange; son Alexander S. Whitney, Orange; and son Harrison H. Whitney, Orange.
Will: Abner Whitney of Orange. To four daughters Mary A. Thayer, Arethusa W. Adams, Sarah W. Adams, and Emily A. Tenney, $600 each. Remainder to two sons Alexander S. Whitney and Harrison H. Whitney, to be divided equally. Son Harrison H. Whitney sole executor. Dated 1 Jan 1861. Witnessed by Hiram Woodward, W. S. Ballou, and John W. Wheeler. Proved 5 Feb 1867. Recorded Book 50, page 8.
5 Feb 1867, executor's bond for $3000 posted by Harrison H. Whitney, of Orange, with Amos W. Adams of Montague and Henry W. Haskins, sureties.
5 Feb 1867, Davis Goddard, Rodney Hunt, and W. S. Ballou were appointed appraisers. Real estate valued at $108.00 and personal estate at $2360.10.
File #5312, Adaline T. Whitney, 1869
Adaline T. Whitney of Deerfield died 2 Aug 1868.
On 4 May 1869, Isaac Smead of Deerfield, father of the deceased, petitioned for administration of her estate. He stated that Adaline T. Whitney of Deerfield had died 2 Aug 1868, and that her heir was husband Lyman H. Whitney. He asked that Olive E. Smead be appointed administratrix.
On 12 May 1869, Olive E. Smead, sister of the deceased, was appointed administratrix. She, of Colerain, posted bond of $1200, with Isaac Smead and Hugh B. Miller as sureties. Isaac Smead stated that the estate was valued at no more than $1000.
File #5313, Amos K. Whitney, 1853
Will of Amos K. Whitney of Warwick. To daughter Elizabeth R. Bills, a home in our family and help to do the work, as long as she stays. To son Amos L. Whitney, $1. To his son $100 if he lives to majority. To daughter Arethusa Whitney, 1/3 of residue if she make her home on our premises and manages the estate and maintenance of sons George Whitney and Dudley Whitney, but if she leave, $1000. Rest to Charles Pomeroy of Northfield and daughter Arethusa Whitney in trust for the support of George and Dudley, or if one dies without issue, for the survivor of them, or if neither has issue, then to the children of daughter Elizabeth R. Bills. Executors Charles Pomeroy and Arethusa Whitney. Dated 19 Nov 1852. Witnesses: Nathan C. Morse, Harvey Conant, and Aaron J. Kidder.
7 Apr 1854, Charles Pomeroy and Arethusa Whitney petitioned for the will to be probated. 26 Apr 1854, will proved. They posted executors' bond for $3000 with Harvey Conant and Aaron J. Kidder as sureties.
28 Apr 1854, James Stockwell, Harvey Conant, and Aaron J. Kidder appointed appraisers. $3000.00 real estate (homestead and 222 acres of land), $4256.67 personal estate.
Executors' accounts dated through 2 Jun 1863.
9 Nov 1864, trustees petitioned to sell deceased's real estate. Again 3 Jan 1865. Permission to sell real estate granted to Arethusa Whitney 22 Sep 1865.
4 Apr 1865, Charles Pomeroy requested to be replaced as trustee.
9 May 1865, account of trustees. Charles Pomeroy resigned as trustee, and asked another be appointed.
9 May 1865, Calvin W. Delva and Arethusa Whitney of Warwick as principals, with Aaron J. Kidder and Henry Conant as sureties, posted trustees' bond for $5000.
13 May 1865, James Goldsbury, Willard Forbes, and Aaron J. Kidder took inventory of estate held in trust for Dudley O. Whitney and George L. Whitney.
[Arethusa Whitney m. 19 Apr 1866, Warwick, MA, Oliver P. Hawkins.]
8 May 1866, since her marriage nullified her trusteeship for Dudley O. Whitney, Arethusa W. Hawkins requested that her husband Oliver P. Hawkins be appointed a trustee for Dudley O. Whitney. Calvin W. Delva resigned as trustee.
8 May 1866, Calvin W. Delva having resigned part of his trust, and Arethusa Whitney having married, then Oliver P. Hawkins and Arethusa Whitney Hawkins petitioned to be appointed trustees for Dudley O. Whitney.
8 May 1866, account by Calvin W. Delva, trustee for George L. Whitney.
5 Jun 1866, Oliver P. Hawkins and Arethusa W. Hawkins were appointed as trustees for Dudley O. Whitney, Calvin W. Delva continued as trustee for George L. Whitney.
5 Jun 1866, Oliver P. Hawkins and Arethusa W. Hawkins, as principals, and Aaron J. Kidder and Henry Conant, as sureties, posted bond for $5000.
5 Jun 1866, account by Oliver P. Hawkins and Arethusa Hawkins of Fitzwilliam, NH, trustees for Dudley O. Whitney. Includes sale of real estate in Fitzwilliam, NH, for $1000.
12 May 1869, account by Calvin W. Delva, trustee for George L. Whitney of Warwick.
15 Jun 1869, account by Oliver P. Hawkins and Arethusa Hawkins of Fitzwilliam, NH, trustees for Dudley O. Whitney.
18 Jun 1872, account by Calvin W. Delva, trustee for George L. Whitney of Warwick.
[Oliver P. Hawkins d. 14 Aug 1872, Winchester, NH, making Arethusa sole trustee for Dudley.]
17 Jun 1873, account by Arethusa W. Hawkins, trustee for Dudley O. Whitney.
7 Sep 1874, account by Calvin W. Delva, trustee for George L. Whitney.
3 Oct 1876, account by Arethusa W. Hawkins, trustee for Dudley O. Whitney.
14 May 1878, third account by Calvin W. Delva as trustee for George L. Whitney.
12 Aug 1879, account by Arethusa W. Hawkins, trustee for Dudley O. Whitney.
1 Apr 1879, final account by Calvin W. Delva as trustee for George L. Whitney.
[George L. Whitney d. 9 Apr 1881, Warwick, MA, without issue. His part of the trust then devolved onto Dudley.]
4 Apr 1885, account by Arethusa W. Hawkins.
[Arethusa (Whitney) Hawkins d. 25 Feb 1886, Warwick, MA.]
15 Jun 1886, Calvin B. Perry requested to be made executor for Amos K. Whitney. He, of Winchester, NH, as principal, with Francis A. Adams and Henry Nichols of Royalston as sureties, posted bond for $1500.
26 Jun 1886, Daniel Whitcomb, executor of the will of Arethusa W. Hawkins, presented her final account as trustee for Dudley O. Whitney. She had willed all her property to her brother Dudley.
6 Jul 1886, Reuben L. Angier, Charles F. Pope, and Elliot K. Wheelock appraised the estate held in trust for George L. Whitney and Dudley O. Whitney, to report to Calvin B. Perry, executor.
20 Sep 1886, Calvin B. Perry, sent the court a receipt from Daniel Whitcomb, executor of Arethusa W. Hawkins, for $589.90. [Since all the children of Amos had died before this, all the monies remaining from the estate were due to the trust for Dudley O. Whitney.]
29 Sep 1886, Horace Coolidge, Oscar F. Blanding, and Chas. F. Pope appraised the estate held in trust for George L. Whitney and Dudley O. Whitney, to report to Calvin B. Perry, executor.
1 Jul 1887, account by Calvin B. Perry, trustee for Dudley O. Whitney.
Executor's 2 Jul 1889, final account by Calvin B. Perry, executor.
File #5314, Cynthia M. Whitney, 1853
Will of Cynthia M. Whitney, wife of William A. Whitney, of Shelburne. Appoints Sylvester N. Whitney and Alfred A. Bowen executors. They to receive all of her estate in trust for the care of her husband William A. Whitney during his natural life. To children David M. Whitney, Sylvester N. Whitney, Ebenezer M. Whitney, Chloe T. Hicks, Edwin D. Whitney, and Ophelia O. Bowen, to be divided equally, the residue after the trust, upon the decease of husband William A. Whitney. Dated 28 Feb 1853. Witnesses Bernard Whitney, Lydia A. Whitney, and Harriet Bassett. Recorded 20 Dec 1853. Executors were appointed, subject to posting bond for $2000.
20 Jul 1853, Sylvester N. Whitney and Alfred Bowen, executors, presented the will for probate.
20 Dec 1853, Sylvester N. Whitney and Alfred Bowen, as principals, with Jarvis B. Bardwell and John B. Whitney as sureties, posted executors bond for $2000. Elisha Putnam, Francis B. Bardwell, and Wm. C. Perry were appointed to take the inventory.
19 Jan 1854, the inventory was taken, totaling $1496.80, including a house and lot in Shelburne.
[Alfred A. Bowen d. 19 Dec 1877, Shelburne, MA.]
2 Apr 1878, account of the surviving executor Sylvester N. Whitney.
2 Apr 1878, the personal estate of Cynthia M. Whitney was insufficient to pay her debts, so executor S. N. Whitney petitioned to sell the real estate.
9 Apr 1878, the surviving executor was empowered to sell the real estate.
[Sylvester N. Whitney d. 26 Sep 1880, Shelburne, MA.]
7 Dec 1880, Samuel D. Bardwell petitioned to be named administrator de bonis non with the will annexed of the estate, and he, as principal, with Newell Snow of Greenfield and W. E. Mansfield of Hawley, as sureties, posted bond for $1000. Interested parties were D. M. Whitney, Wm. L. Whitney, Jennie H. Whitney, and Susan H. Hasley.
10 Dec 1880, both executors named in the will were deceased. Samuel D. Bardwell was appointed adminstrator.
8 Feb 1881, final account of Sylvester N. Whitney, executor, as rendered by Flavilla A. Whitney, executrix of his will.
5 Sep 1881, account of Samuel D. Bardwell, administrator.
7 Jul 1885, final account of Samuel D. Bardwell, administrator.
File #5315, Daniel Whitney, 1821
11 Jun 1821, the will of Daniel Whitney, late of Warwick, was presented for probate by Phinehas Childs of Warwick, executor.
Will: Daniel Whitney of Warwick. To beloved wife Sarah Whitney, the interest on a note from Thomas Childs for $700 dated 26 Jul 1819. To each of sons and daughters, $1, one year after the decease of my wife. To daughter Sophia Whitney, single woman, remainder of property, real and personal. Phinehas Childs to be administrator. Dated 3 Apr 1821. Witnesses: Justus Russell, Parley Leland, and John Whitney Jr.
14 May 1821, Elijah Whitney and Sophia Whitney children, and Sarah Whitney, widow, agreed the will should be probated.
11 Jun 1821, executor's bond posted by Phinehas Childs, as principal, with William Cobb and Jonathan Blake Jr. as sureties, all of Warwick, for $1500.
25 Jul 1821, Justus Russell, Perley Leland, and John Bowman, all of Warwick, the appraisers, took the inventory, amounting to $890.96.
5 Feb 1822, inventory sworn to by Phinehas Childs, and his executor's account was submitted.
File #5316, Ebenezer Whitney, 1855
Will: Ebenezer Whitney of Montague. To beloved wife Lovina Whitney, all the household furniture she brought with her at our intermarriage, my cow, and the use of all the remaining household furniture as long as she may live; and after that use, to be divided equally among my children. To my following named sons $1 each: Isaac Whitney, Otis Whitney, Apollos Whitney, Ebenezer Whitney and Asa Whitney and Emory Whitney to be paid within six months after decease. To Sophia Dunkley, wife of Benjamin Dunkley Jr., she being a daughter of aforesaid wife, $2 to be paid within six months after decease To youngest son Joseph M. Whitney, my bed and bedding after the use of my said wife, and farming implements or tools, and all the residue of my estate. Executor, Henry A. Gunn of Montague. Dated 25 Apr 1850. Witnesses Abner Chandler, Moses Bardwell, and William W. [?Noyes?].
8 May 1855, Henry A. Gunn, executor, petitioned for the will to be probated.
12 Oct 1855, sons Ebenezer Whitney, Otis Whitney, Joseph M. Whitney, Apollos Whitney, and Asa Whitney, petitioned the court to appoint Samuel D. Bardwell administrator. [Son Isaac had died, and son Emory was in Canada.]
18 Dec 1855, Samuel D. Bardwell appointed adminstrator. He, of Montague, as principal, with Humphrey Stevens and Ebenezer Whitney as sureties, posted bond for $1000.
14 Jun 1856, inventory by Henry A. Gunn, Harrison F. Root, and John Davis, amounting to $545.23.
9 Oct 1859, Lorena Whitney, widow, requested that Benjamin F. Dunkler of Sunderland, who married a daughter, be appointed administrator. [He had m. 4 Mar 1836, Montague, MA, Seviah B. Potter, dau. of James and Lovina (Burnham) Potter.]
3 Feb 1860, Benjamin F. Dunkler, son-in-law of the widow, requested an accounting of the estate. So ordered by the court.
8 May 1860, administration account by Samuel D. Bardwell.
File #5317, Ebenezer Whitney, 1869
Will of Ebenezer Whitney of Montague. To eldest son Otis R. Whitney, $10 and all my wearing apparel. To second son Ebenezer E. Whitney, $2. Residue to wife subject to conditions: whatever remains after her death to be equally distributed to grandchildren Fanny A. Whitney and Edward E. Whitney. Executor, Harrison F. Root. Dated 25 Feb 1869. Witnesses Harrison F. Root, Edward T. Gunn, and Lyman Wilder. Filed 7 Dec 1869. Recorded vol. 50, p. 162.
7 Dec 1869, petition for probate by Otis Whitney. Ebenezer had died 27 Nov 1869, leaving widow Dianey Whitney and children Otis Whitney of Montague and Edward E. Whitney of Sunderland. Harrison F. Root declined to serve as executor. Otis Whitney petitioned that administration with will annexed be granted to him.
29 Dec 1869, Otis R. Whitney, as principal, with R. N. Oakman and C. T. Wright as sureties, posted bond for $500.
4 Jan 1870, letters of administration with will annexed granted to Otis R. Whitney of Montague.
4 Jan 1870, Richard Bagg, Elijah Gunn, and H. F. Root were appointed to take the inventory.
7 Jan 1870, the inventory was presented, amounting to $1465.60.
File #5318, George P. Whitney, 1874
He died 2 Jan 1874, Orange, and on 13 Jan 1874, Hiram Woodward of Orange petitioned to take administration of his estate. His only interested party was his father by adoption, Ammi Whitney of Orange, who consented.
3 Feb 1874, Hiram Woodward was appointed administrator, and he, or Orange, as principal, with Andrew J. Clark and Damon E. Cheney of Orange as sureties, posted bond for $5000.
4 Feb 1874, Isaac L. Hosmer, Darwin Merriam, and Horace Blake took the inventory, amounting to $1409.90.
16 Jun 1874, first and final administration account of Hiram Woodward. Balance of estate paid to Ammi Whitney.
File #5319, Jacob, John B., Jonas A., Leonard, Loisa, and Lydia A. Whitney, 1824
11 May 1824, Abner Whitney of Orange petitioned for administration on the estate of Jacob Whitney, late of New Salem, at the request in writing of Lucy Whitney, widow of Jacob.
11 May 1824, Abner Whitney, as principal, with Benjamin Dexter and Josiah Ball, all of Orange, posted administator's bond for $3000.
26 Jun 1824, inventory taken by William Whitaker, Ebenr. Torrey, and Amos Adams, amounting to $1158.78.
7 Sep 1824, widow Lucy Whitney was appointed guardian for Leonard Whitney, Loisa Whitney, Jonas A. Whitney, John B. Whitney, and Lydia Ann Whitney, minors under 14, children of Jacob Whitney, late of New Salem, deceased, having given bond for $2000.
7 Sep 1824, Lucy Whitney of New Salem as principal, with Benjamin Stacy of New Salem and Abner Whitney of Orange as sureties, gave bond as guardian for $2000.
13 May 1828, first account of Abner Whitney, administrator of the estate of Jacob Whitney, late of New Salem. Distribution: widow Lucy Whitney, $345.56; son Leonard Whitney, $138.22; daughter Loisa Whitney, $138.22; son Jonas A. Whitney, $138.22; son John B. Whitney, $138.22; and daughter Lydia Ann Whitney, $138.22.
13 May 1828, second account of Abner Whitney, administrator of the estate of Jacob Whitney, late of New Salem.
13 May 1828, Loisa Whitney, daughter of Jacob Whitney, minor, above the age of 14, chose Noah Goss of Montague as her guardian. He was also appointed guardian of Jonas A. Whitney, John B. Whitney, and Lydia Ann Whitney, children of Jacob Whitney, minors under the age of 14, he to post bond for $2000.
13 May 1828, Noah Goss of Montague, as principal, with David Goss and Clark Goss, both of Montague, as sureties, posted guardian bond for $2000.
9 Mar 1830, first account of Noah Goss, guardian of Loisa Whitney, Jonas A. Whitney, John B. Whitney, and Lydia Ann Whitney, minor heirs of Jacob Whitney, late of New Salem.
8 Mar 1831, third account of Noah Goss as guardian.
13 Mar 1832, fourth account of Noah Goss as guardian.
[Loisa Whitney was married in 1832.--RLW]
12 Mar 1833, fifth account of Noah Goss as guardian.
12 Mar 1834, sixth account of Noah Goss as guardian.
10 Mar 1835, seventh account of Noah Goss as guardian.
14 Mar 1837, eighth account of Noah Goss as guardian.
11 Mar 1838, tenth account of Noah Goss as guardian.
File #5320, John Whitney, 1839
7 Feb 1835, affidavit of Melinda Russell that John Whitney was a pensioner of the United States, Certificate #27,198; that he died 3 Nov last, and left no widow and two surviving children, John Whitney and Nancy Fay, wife of Samuel Fay, of Winchester, NH. [This was the father of the John Whitney who died in Jul 1839; he was the elder of the two children mentioned.--RLW]
18 Sep 1839, Samuel Fay and Nancy Fay, petitioners, represented that John Whitney late of Warwick died last July intestate. He left two minor children the oldest is absent from Warwick. No other relations except a sister of a brother-in-law, who declines taking a letter of administration; and request that Lemuel Wheelock should be be appointed he being one of the largest creditors. Lemuel Wheelock agreed to this, and so did Wm. Cobb, another creditor.
18 Sep 1839, Lemuel Wheelock of Warwick, as principal, with Abijah Eddy and William Cobb, as sureties, posted bond for $500.
18 Sep 1839, William Cobb, Abijah Eddy, and Asa Taft were appointed to take the inventory of his estate.
2 Nov 1839, inventory of personal estate was taken by Wm. Cobb, Abijah Eddy, and Asa Taft, amounting to $58.22.
5 Nov 1839, Lemuel Wheelock suggested that the estate was insolvent, and asked that a commission be appointed to review the claims of creditors. William Cobb and Jacob R. Gale were appointed. Samuel Wheelock petitioned for a public sale of assets.
29 Nov 1839, sale of personal estate, $64.78, net gain $6.53.
17 Dec 1839, affidavit of public notice.
28 Dec 1839, appointees to commission appeared and took oaths.
12 May 1840, report of commissioners, debts amounted to $222.90.
15 Dec 1840, administrator's first account
9 Feb 1841, distribution. Assets, $80, debts, $222.90. Payments made at $0.359 on the dollar.
File #5321, Joseph G. Whitney, 1834
17 Sep 1834, Polly Whitney, widow of Joseph G. Whitney, yeoman, late of Warwick, intestate, declined administration, and requested Jonathan Blake, Jr., be appointed. Jonathan Blake Jr., as principal, with Samuel Blake and Ebenezer Stearns as sureties, posted bond for $300.
8 Oct 1834, inventory taken by Joseph Stevens, Ebenezer Stearns, and Samuel Blake, amounting to $27.68.
14 Oct 1834, Jonathan Blake Jr. complained that Lemuel Wheelock, gentleman, of Warwick, had removed some of Joseph G. Whitney's personal estate from his dwelling house. He also accused Samuel Jennings and Franklin Whitney, yeomen, or Warwick, of the same.
23 Oct 1834, Samuel Jennings and Franklin Whitney were summoned to court.
31 Oct 1834, addition to inventory taken by Joseph Stevens, Ebenezer Stearns, and Samuel Blake, amounting to $19.91.
4 Nov 1834, Samuel Jennings and Franklin Whitney appeared in court and were examined.
4 Feb 1835, widow Polly Whitney petitioned the court for part of his personal estate, stating that the estate was probably insolvent. She was allowed $90.13.
4 Feb 1835, administration account by Jonathan Blake Jr.
File #5322, Jotham, Lucina, Miranda, Myra, and Windsor Whitney, 1857
[no date] [Dr.] A. H. Taylor, Alonzo Thayer, George Hillman, E. P. Thompson, Elisha Wells, F. E. Wells, H. E. Upton, C. H. Mayhew, A. L. Tyler, and S. Coy, petition that Miranda Whitney, Myra Whitney, Winsor Whitney, Lucina Whitney, and Adel Whitney, children of Jotham Whitney of Charlemont, need guardians.
File #5323, Lemuel Whitney, 1857
Will of Lemuel Whitney "now" of Deerfield. To friend James Stebbins, in whose family I have lived for many years, entire estate, he to be executor. Dated 3 May 1857. Witnesses, J. A. Saxton, Luke Wright, and Charles Jones.
21 Jul 1857, James Stebbins, executor, presented the will of Lemuel Whitney of Deerfield, deceased, for probate. The will was sworn to by J. A. Saxton, Luke Wright, and Charles Jones.
21 Jul 1857, James Stebbins of Deerfield, as principal, with Charles Jones and Luke Wright as sureties, posted bond for $6000.
File #5324, Lovina Whitney, 1866
Will of Lovina Whitney of Montague. To son Joseph M. Whitney, half interest in the homestead where her late husband Ebenezer Whitney dwelt, and some household items. To daughter Seviah B. Dunklee, remainder of estate, free from the interference of her husband Benjamin F. Dunklee. Horace W. Taft of Sunderland to be executor. Dated 28 Apr 1859. Witnesses Rodolphus D. Fish, Sally M. Smith, and Cynthia E. Warner.
[Seviah B. Potter was daughter of Lovina by her first husband James Potter, and m. Benjamin F. Dunklee.--RLW]
21 Dec 1866, Horace W. Taft declined to be executor.
4 May 1867, Lovina Whitney, late of Montague, had died 30 Nov 1866, and Seviah B. Dunklee stated that the only heirs and persons of interest in her estate were Seviah B. Dunklee of Deerfield, daughter, and Joseph M. Whitney of Montague. She left a will of which H. W. Taft of Sunderland was named executor, who declined. Petition that Sanford Goddard of Montague be issued letters of administration with will annexed.
File #5325, Charles Whitney, ----
Charles Whitney, Charles A. Moore.
"For adoption proceedings in this case, see register."
File #5326, Timothy Whitney, 1873
16 Dec 1873, Bowdoin S. Parker petitioned the court, saying that Timothy Whitney of Greenfield had died 9 Dec 1873, intestate, leaving nearest kin as follows:
- N. B. Whitney, Guilford, VT
- Lucius Whitney, Ludlow, VT
- Thadeus Whitney, Shrewsbury, VT
- Vespasian Whitney, Harmony, WI
- Linnaeus Whitney, Red Wing, MN
All were children of Ward Whitney uncle of Timothy. Parker asked to take administration of his estate.
19 Dec 1873, Ashby Holland, Frank Wells, and Nathan J. Henry took the inventory, amounting to $1081.65.
6 Jan 1874, Bowdoin S. Parker of Greenfield, as principal, with Alonzo Parker and Henry K. Wheaton as sureties, posted bond for $1500.
5 Jan 1875, administrator's first account.
1 Mar 1875, Dwight L. Howland and Mary E. Howland presented a claim against the estate. Arbitration recommended, to be done by Francis M. Thompson, David Lyon, and Anson K. Warner.
8 May 1875, arbitrators' report was that Mary E. Howland had taken care of him for 9 years 3 months, and was owed $900.00.
1 Aug 1876, administrator's final account.
File #6789, Charles S. and Sylvester N. Whitney, 1880
13 Sep 1854, will of Sylvester N. Whitney of Shelburne Falls. Wife Flavilla A. Whitney to be sole executrix and sole heir. Witnesses: George C. Allen, Chas. F. Alden, Henry M. Puffer.
26 Oct 1880, Flavilla A. Whitney of Shelburne petitioned the court for probate of the will of Sylvester N. Whitney, late of Shelburne, who died 26 Sep 1880, leaving as his only heir Charles Sylvester Whitney.
26 Oct 1880, Flavilla A. Whitney of Shelburne as principal with H. S. Swan and J. B. Frost as sureties, posted bond for $1000 as executor of the will of Sylvester N. Whitney, late of Shelburne, deceased.
10 Dec 1880, Flavilla A. Whitney of Shelburne was appointed executrix of the will of Sylvester N. Whitney, late of Shelburne, deceased.
2 May 1881, inventory taken by Henry M. Puffer, J. B. Frost, and Chester C. Tolman, amounting to $1100 real estate and $1226.60 personal estate.
26 Oct 1880, Flavilla A. Whitney of Shelburne as principal, with H. S. Swan and J. B. Frost as sureties, posted bond for $1000 as executor of the will of Sylvester N. Whitney, late of Shelburne, deceased.
5 Dec 1882, Flavilla A. Whitney of Shelburne petitioned the court for guardianship of Charles S. Whitney, of Shelburne, 17 years of age 2 June last, minor child of Sylvester N. Whitney, late of Shelburne, and his widow Flavilla A. Whitney, and Charles S. Whitney consented.
14 Dec 1882, Flavilla A. Whitney of Shelburne as principal, with George C. Alden and J. B. Frost as sureties, posted bond for $1000 as guardian of Charles S. Whitney.
File #7683, Ebenezer M. Whitney, 1878
27 Dec 1878, William L. Whitney of Buckland petitioned the court to be appointed administrator of the estate of Ebenezer M. Whitney, late of Buckland, who died 24 Nov 1878, leaving widow Sarah J. Whitney and children Susan H. Hosley of Shelburne, William L. Whitney, and Jennie H. Whitney, both of Buckland.
27 Dec 1878, William L. Whitney of Buckland, as principal, with Dwight C. Barrtlett and George C. Bates, both of Shelburne, as sureties, posted bond for $1500.
7 Jan 1879, William L. Whitney was appointed administrator.
5 Jun 1879, H. S. Swan, D. C. Bartlett, and Geo. A. Bates took the inventory, amounting to $2920.
30 Aug 1880, widow Sarah J. Whitney petitioned for part of the personal estate, assented to by Jennie H. Whitney and William L. Whitney.
30 Aug 1880, William L. Whitney's administration account, assented to by Sarah J. Whitney and Jennie H. Whitney.
File #7684, Sarah S. Whitney, 1880
16 Jan 1880, Wilson Wheeler of Orange petitioned to be granted administration on the estate of Sarah S. Whitney of Orange, who died 11 Jan 1880, leaving husband Saml. A. Whitney and seven children. Assent was given by Samuel A. Whitney, and he was appointed.
16 Jan 1880, Wilson Wheeler or Orange, as principal, with Samuel A. Whitney of Orange and Henry C. Johnson of Greenfield as sureties, gave bond for $1000.
File #7685, Sumner P. Whitney, 1878
2 Jul 1878, Eliza J. Whitney of Orange petitioned to be named executor of the will of Sumner P. Whitney, late of Orange, who had died 16 Jun 1878, leaving widow Eliza J. Whitney and son George E. Whitney. This was assented to by George E. Whitney, and she was so appointed.
Will of Sumner P. Whitney of Orange. To son George E. Whitney, $50. Residue to wife Eliza J. Whitney, she to be executrix. Dated 9 Jun 1878. Witnesses: R. D. Chase, M. F. Peabody, and Mary M. Peabody.
2 Jul 1878, Eliza J. Whitney of Orange, as principal, with George E. Whitney of Montague and George F. Peabody of Gardner as sureties, for $500.
File #8184, Diana Whitney, 1880
6 Jun 1882, Ebenezer E. Whitney petitioned the court to be appointed administrator of the estate of Diana Whitney, late of Montague, who had died 22 May 1880, intestate, leaving sons Ebenezer E. Whitney and Otis R. Whitney, both of Montague. Agreed to by Otis R. Whitney, and he was then appointed.
6 Jun 1882, Ebenezer E. Whitney, as principal, with Willard Putnam of New Salem and Otis R. Whitney of Montague, as sureties, posted bond for $100.
File #8338, Lyman H. Whitney, 1883
6 Feb 1883, Henry Tillson of Sunderland petitioned the court to be appointed special administrator of the estate of Lyman H. Whitney, late of Sunderland, who died 2 Feb 1883, leaving a widow Dulcina W. Whitney, sister Emily Clowson of Springfield, VT, half-brother Solomon Whitney of Mathalton, KS, half-sister Ann French of Orange, MA, sister Electa Jacobs, residence unknown, niece Helen A. C. Knapp of Keene, NH, niece Emily Riddell of Wilmington, VT, niece Jennie Titus of Brooklyn, NY, and nephew Milo Crosby of Charlestown District of Boston, MA. Agreed to by Helen A. C. Knapp. He was appointed as requested. Helen A. C. Knapp of Keene, NH, made a similar declaration and request.
6 Feb 1883, Henry Tillson of Sunderland, as principal, with Rufus Smith and Charles L. Russell of Sunderland as sureties, posted bond for $4000 as special administrator. Rufus Smith, Chas. L. Russell and Edwin F. Wiley were appointed to appraise the estate. The inventory was presented 6 Mar 1883, amounting to $2300 real estate and $1221.13 personal estate.
2 Apr 1883, Delcena M. Whitney of Southampton petitioned that the real estate be set out to her. The shares of the interested parties were 1/5 for each sibling, 1/20 for each nephew and niece [as listed above and below].
1 May 1883, S. O. Lamb, attorney for the heirs at law, disputed the petition of Delcena M.Whitney, because during his life, she had released all right for a valuable consideration.
22 May 1883, petition of Dulcena M. Whitney of Southampton to be assigned the real estate was denied.
8 Jun 1883, Delcena M. Whitney filed notice of appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court on grounds of judicial error and insufficient evidence.
9 May 1884, administrator's first account.
2 Dec 1884, appeal upheld by the Supreme Judicial Court, and case returned to probate court for further consideration.
2 Dec 1884, a commission was appointed to deal with the real estate, Rufus Smith, Charles L. Russell, and Eben F. Wiley Jr., and they set out the real estate to Delcena M. Whitney. Agreed to by Edwd. E. Lyman, agent appointed by the judge of probate to represent interested parties out of the commonwealth.
3 Dec 1884, David Hill of Northampton petitioned for the appointment of an agent to act for absent heirs.
3 Feb 1885, the commissioners appointed by the court to assign and the out of the real estate of Lyman H. Whitney, late of Sunderland, deceased, by metes and bound, an amount not exceeding $5000 in value, to Dulcena M. Whitney, the widow of said deceased, in fee, have made return of their doings to said court on 3 Feb 1885. The heirs are cited to appear in court to show why the said assignment should not be confirmed.
14 Feb 1885, J. Arthur Wainwright swore that he had delivered citations by registered letter to Mrs. Emily Closson, Springfield, VT; Mrs. Enoch Jacobs, Mt. Airy, OH; Solomon Whitney, Manhattan, KS; Mrs. Stephen French, Orange, MA; Milo Crosby, Boston, MA; Mrs. Emily Riddell, Wilmington, VT; Mrs. Helen Knapp, Keene, NH; Mrs. Jenny Titus, Brooklyn, NY; Edward E. Lyman, Greenfield, MA.
5 May 1885, administrator's final account.
"Davenport Iowa Feb 21
I have rec. the notice of the sudden death of my husband L. H. Whitney of Sunderland Mass. We were married the 16th of Aug 1869 and I lived with him some more than eleven years, and they might have been happy years only for his cruel jealous disposition which made him at times almost a maniac. He was constantly accusing me of infidelity to him and he treated me so cruelly that I felt forced for the safety of my life to leave him and in Nov 1880 I told him I must leave and he consented and gave me a small share of his property one thousand doll in money and we went before a justice and signed papers that neither of us should claim the others property. The household goods he gave me my chamber set and reserved all the rest to himself,som of which I paid for, but he said it should be then be removed but when he sold the place I should have some of it. Now I am not much versed in matters pertaining to law but a few years ago he went before you and made his will and was about to include in my portion the household goods, and you then told him the household goos belonged to his wife and that he could not will them otherwise. I now petition you when the court comes on to give me his true and faithful wife the household goods. I supposed there was a will now but it seems that it has been destroyed. He leaves no children, only sisters and one half brother for heirs and no one of them needs the goods as much as I do and I do not think one of them will object to my having them. If aught else rightfully belongs to me I of course shall gratefully accept it. I am in Davenport Iowa 128 Mound St. for a few weeks but if necessary or business requires can return on short notice to Mass. but Henry Sheldon of Southampton Mass. holds all my papers and will attend to all business if address there, as to me here please do all you can for me. Delcena M. Whitney"
30 Nov 1880, agreement between Lyman H. Whitney and Delcena M. Whitney, as above described.
File #8886, Hamilton A. Whitney, 1884
7 Oct 1884, Albert Montague of Sunderland petitioned the court for administration on the estate of Hamilton A. Whitney, late of Sunderland, who died 3 Sep 1884, leaving no widow, but children Louisa E. Whitney and Frank H. Whitney, both of Sunderland. All next of kin assented.
7 Oct 1884, Albert Montague of Sunderland, as principal, with Joel Burt and Rufus Smith of Sunderland as sureties, posted bond for $250.
6 Oct 1884, Rufus Smith, Cyrus M. Hubbard, and Ebenezer F. Wiley were appointed to appraise the estate. The inventory was presented 7 Oct 1884, amounting to $116.75.
[no date] First administrator's account filed by Albert Montague. Auction had taken place 25 Feb 1885.
4 Jan 1886, final administrator's account filed by Abbie T. Montague, administratrix of the estate of Albert Montague who was administrator of the estate of Hamilton A. Whitney, late of Sunderland.
File #9444, Amanda J. Whitney, 1887
17 Mar 1887, Anson Cobb of Montague petitioned the court for administration on the estate of Amanda J. Whitney, late of Montague, who had died 25 Sep 1882, intestate, leaving husband Eben E. Whitney of Montague, and children Flora A. Waite, of legal age, Geo. E. Whitney, Mabel Newton, and Hattie v. Whitney, the last three minors. The family has neglected to take administration for more than 30 days. Anson Cobb was a creditor.
5 Apr 1887, Anson Cobb of Montague, without sureties (but also signed by Anson F. Cobb and Lucius S. Field), gave bond for $200.
7 Jun 1887, first account of administrator.
File #9643, Joseph Merriam Whitney, 1888
1 Jan 1888 [sic], Mary A. Whitney, widow of Joseph M. Whitney, petitioned to receive part of his personal estate.
10 Jan 1888, Alvin E. Whitney of Erving petitioned the court for administration of the estate of Joseph Merriam Whitney, late of Erving, who died 5 Jan 1888 intestate, leaving widow Mary A. Whitney, and son Alvin E. Whitney of Erving. Mary A. Whitney agreed, signing by mark.
14 Jan 1888, Frederick H. King of Montague, Abraham A. Potterton, and Leroy I. Weatherhead of Erving were appointed to appraise the estate of Joseph M. Whitney, late of Erving.
24 Jan 1888, the inventory was presented and approved by Alvin E. Whitney, administrator of the estate, amounting to $1000 real estate and $199.35 personal estate.
7 Feb 1888, widow Mary A. Whitney was allowed $199.35 of his personal estate, on recommendation of Alvin E. Whitney, the only heir at law.
7 Feb 1888, Alvin E. Whitney was appointed administrator. He, of Erving, as principal, with Albert D. Goodell and Jeremiah H. Mahoney as suretieds, gave bond for $500.
File #9674, Fanny N. Whitney, 1888
[no date] Fanny N. Whitney of Ashfield had died 7 Feb 1888, leaving Eleazer Whitney who died 12 Feb 1888 and as his only heirs at law next of kin petition that Josiah P. Ward of Buckland be appointed administrator of their estates. Elliot Whitney of Cummington, son, Ellen Goodnow of Buckland, daughter, Elmie J. Bradford of Buckland, daughter, and Elbert Whitney of Ashfield, son.
6 Mar 1888, Josiah P. Ward petitioned to be appointed administrator of Fanny N. Whitney, her husband having died since her decease, and all the next of kin have assented.
14 Mar 1888, Josiah P. Ward of Buckland, as principal, with Caleb E. Forbes and S. J. Ward of Buckland as sureties, gave bond for $300.
File #9862, Caroline J. Whitney, 1888
Will of Caroline J. Whitney. To sister Sarah D. Bowker $500; to brother Isaac Davis of Hubbardston $50; to sisters Emily D. Hobbs and Emeline Holden if living each $25; to John D. Bowker $50; to sister Sarah D. Bowker all personal effects amd residue of estate; Henry Bowker to be executor. Dated: 22 Nov 1883. Witnesses: Eliza A. Bryant, Lucy H. Mann, and Helen L. Mann.
26 Nov 1888, Henry Bowker of Greenfield petitioned to be granted executorship on the estate of Caroline J. Whitney, late of Greenfield, who died 22 Jun 1888, leaving the following next of kin: brother Isaac Davis of Hubbardston; sister Emeline Holden of Rutland; sister Emily Hobbs of Baldwinville; sister Sarah D. Bowker of Greenfield; O. H. Pierce of St. Paul, MN, son of sister Eunice Pierce deceased; Wm. L. Clark of Springfield, son of sister Mary Clark deceased.
1 Jan 1889, Henry Bowker was named executor of her will.
2 Jan 1889, Henry Bowker of Greenfield, as principal, with Sarah D. Bowker and John D. Bowker as sureties, posted bond for $1000 as executor.
File #11866, Harrison H. Whitney, 1896
3 Oct 1896, Harriet M. Fuller and Josephine A. Adams of Malden and Montague, petition for administration on the estate of Harrison H. Whitney of Orange, who died 10 Sep 1896, intestate, leaving widow Onda Whitney, and next of kin daughter Harriet M. Fuller of Malden, daughter Josephine A. Adams of Montague, grandson Walter C. Whitney of Orange, and grandson Harrison H. Whitney of Orange. The next of kin assented.
6 Oct 1896, Harriet M. Fuller and Josephine A. Adams of Malden and Montague, as principals, with Onda Whitney of Orange and Amos E. Emery of Orange as sureties, posted bond of $3000 as administrators of the estate of Harrison H. Whitney.
9 Nov 1896, Augustus J. Fisher, Milton M. Jillson, and Franklin L. Waters were appointed to take the inventory of Harrison H. Whitney.
8 Dec 1896, inventory was presented by the administrators, amounting to $212.52 personal estate and $4850.00 real estate.
File #11941, Mary Turner Whitney, 1896
12 Jan 1897, Melvin J. Whitney of Orange petitioned the court for administration on the estate of Mary Turner Whitney, late of Orange, who had died 20 Nov 1896 intestate, leaving husband Melvin J. Whitney, her heir at law and next of kin.
12 Jan 1897, Melvin J. Whitney of Orange, as principal, and Afred E. DeMerritt of Orange and Charles C. Brooks of Orange, as sureties, posted bond of $500 as administrator of the estate of Mary Turner Whitney of Orange.
13 Jan 1897, he was appointed.
25 Jan 1897, Edward A. Goddard, Merrill D. Herrick, and Augustus J. Fisher were appointed to appraise the estate, which amounted to $575.00 personal estate.
File #12856, Flavilla A. Whitney, 1900
Will of Flavilla A. Whitney, filed 5 May 1900. Flavilla A. Whitney of Shelburne. Real estate to be sold for cash. To adopted son Charles S. Whitney, $500. To the Baptist Church at Shelburne Falls, $300. To Susan B. Alden, proceeds of a promissary note from her late husband George C. Alden. To sisters Eliazbeth F. Munro and Eunice B. Tolman, furniture and clothing, rest to be sold for cash. Remaining cash to be invested, with the interest to be paid semiannually to those sisters, and whatever of the principal they need. After the sisters' deaths, the remainder to adopted son Charles S. Whitney. Executor Henry M. Puffer. Dated 31 Oct 1895. Witnesses, Henry M.Puffer, Susan H. Hosley, Christine McEwen.
28 Apr 1900, Henry M. Puffer of Shelburne petitioned the court to be named executor of the will of Flavilla A. Whitney, late of Shelburne, who had died 26 Apr 1899, leaving no husband, and only heir at law son Charles S. Whitney of Shelburne, who assented.
8 May 1900, Henry M. Puffer of Shelburne Falls was appointed. Henry M. Puffer of Shelburne, as principal, with Herbert W. Swan of Shelburne and J. A. RIchmond of Shelburne as sureties, posted bond for $2000.
24 May 1900, inventory appraisers George W. Jenks, George W. Halligan, and Willis M. Johnson were appointed. Estimated value of estate, $1400 real estate and $140 personal estate. Actual value, $1200 real estate and $165.29 personal estate.
31 Dec 1900, first and final executor's account.
22 May 1901, receipt from Charles S. Whitney.
9 Apr 1902, receipt from W. Harris Mentor, for the First Baptist Church and Soc.
29 May 1901, receipt from Mrs. Susan B. Alden, Broken Bow, NE.
15 Apr 1904, filing of final receipts by Charles S. Whitney, Baptist Church, and Susan B. Alden.
File #13135, Peter Schneider (Mary Snyder Whitney), 1868
19 Oct 1858, Jarvis B. Bardwell of Shelburne petitioned for administration on the estate of Peter Schneider, late of Buckland, who died 1858 intestate, as requested by his widow, Mary Schneider. Jarvis B. Bardwell of Shelburne, as principal, with Zebulon K. Field and Apollos Barnard, both of Shelburne, as sureties, posted bond for $1000.00. David Hawks, A. S. Coleman, and Henry Cramer were appointed to appraise the estate.
17 Nov 1858, inventory taken, amounting to $400 real estate and $460 personal estate.
5 Jun 1860, David Hawks, guardian for Gustavus Schneider, Alfred Schneider, and Mary Schneider Whitney, minor children of Peter Schneider late of Buckland, deceased, had sold the real estate belonging to them for $700.
1 Aug 1864, David Hawks of Buckland resigned as guardian of Mary Snyder Whitney, adopted daughter of David Merrill Whitney of Shelburne.
1 Aug 1864, David M. Whitney of Shelburne, as principal, with E. M. Whitney and A. Bowen of Shelburne, as sureties, posted bond for $600 as guardian of Mary Snyder Whitney adopted daughter of said David M. Whitney of Shelburne. Both Mary's parents had died.
25 Oct 1864, David M. Whitney petitioned the court as guardian of Mary S. Whitney, a daughter of heir at law of Peter Schneider late of Buckland, deceased, that David Hawks, administrator of Peter Schneider's estate and guardian of Mary Schneider, had neglected to present an account of that guardianship.
1 Dec 1864, account of David Hawks as guardian of Mary Schneider now Mary Whitney of Buckland, D. M. Whitney having adopted Mary Snyder above named. Acceded to by D. M. Whitney.
[15 Mar 1868], first account of D. M. Whitney, guardian of Mary S. Whitney, an heir of Peter Sneider, late of Buckland.
[More about the guardianship of the two Schneider sons.]
File #13308, Sarah M. Whitney, 1901
Will of Sarah M. Whitney of Greenfield. To the town of Bennington, VT, $100, the interest to go to maintaining the lot and grounds where her late husband and son were buried. To Mrs. Royall H. Whitney, $100, for her kindness. To grandson Harry W. Whitney, $500, or if he does not survived to his children at age 21. Remainder to my sister or sisters who may survive me, they or her to be executors or executor, but if neither survives, residue to great-grandchildren Edward Morgan Whitney and Sarah Dickinson Whitney. Dated 29 Sep 1894. Witnesses Ralph Goodrich, Fanny E. Edminster, Fannie L. Benjamin. Proved 11 Jun 1901.
11 Jun 1901, Martha Moody of Brooklyn, NY, and Frances A. Potter of Greenfield petitioned the court for executorship on the estate of Sarah Moody Whitney, late of Greenfield, who had died 4 Jun 1901, testate, leaving no husband, and only heir at law and next of kin grandson Harry W. Whitney of Bennington, VT. Harry W. Whitney consented 9 Jun 1901. [These were Sarah's sisters.--RLW]
18 Jun 1901, Martha and Frances were appointed executors. They posted bond, with Arthur D. Potter of Greenfield and Lucius D. Potter of Greenfield as sureties, for $5000.
File #15730, Lydia M. Whitney, 1909
28 Jan 1909, petition by Minnie M. Wells of Conway for administration on the estate of Lydia M. Whitney, late of Conway, who had died 13 Dec 1908, intestate, leaving husband Elliot Whitney of Cummington and daughter Minnie M. Wells of Conway as her only heirs at law and next of kin. Assent was given by Elliott Whitney, husband.
Inventory as of 13 Dec 1908: $180.48.
2 Feb 1909, administration granted to Minnie M. Wells of Conway. No real estate, personal estate under $200.
2 Feb 1909, Minnie M. Wells posted administration bond for $300 with Harris T. Pease and Luella J. Pease, both of Conway, as sureties.
By 14 Feb 1911, husband had died, and administrators account was filed.
File #15863, Ebenezer E. Whitney, 1909
30 Jun 1909, Julia A. Whitney of Montague petitioned that administration on the estate of Ebenezer E. Whitney, late of Montague, who had died 4 Jun 1909, intestate, be given to Edward E. Whitney of Montague. Ebenezer had died leaving the following heirs at law and next of kin: widow Julia A. Whitney; minor son Dewey E. Whitney of Montague; minor son Sampson J. Whitney of Montague; minor daughter Fannie Isabelle Whitney of Montague; minor daughter Julia R. Whitney of Montague; son Geo. E. Whitney, of Chase, B.C.; daughter Mabel Hocum of Detroit, MI; and dau. Hattie Bunnell of Detroit, MI. [Edward E. Whitney was Ebenezer's nephew, son of his brother Otis R. Whitney.--RLW]
6 Jul 1909, since Julia A. Whitney was the only person interested residing in the Commonwealth and of full age and legal capacity, the petition was granted. Estate estimated at $700 real estate, $200 personal estate.
6 Jul 1909, Edward E. Whitney of Montague, as principal, with Leon E. Henry of Montague and Cecil T. Allen of Montague as sureties, posted bond for $1000 as administrator.
26 Jul 1909, Lucius S. Field appointed to appraise the estate. Amounts, $600 real estate, $192.50 personal estate.
8 May 1913, receipt by Julia Whitney of $23.76. Also receipt by Julia Whitney as guardian of Dewey E. Whitney, Sampson J. Whitney, Fannie E. Whitney, and Julia R. Whitney, minor children of Ebenezer E. Whitney, for $47.54.
8 May 1913, first and final administration account.
File #15864, Dewey E. Whitney et al., 1909
30 Jul 1909, Julia A. Whitney of Montague petitioned for a guardian to be appointed for the following minor children of Ebenezer E. Whitney, late of Montague, deceased, and of the petitioner: Dewey E. Whitney, born 16 May 1898; Sampson J. Whitney, born 16 May 1898; Fannie E. Whitney, born 3 Nov 1904; and Julia R. Whitney, born 24 Feb 1907.
6 Jul 1909, petition was granted, and Julia A. Whitney was appointed.
12 Jul 1909, Julia A. Whitney of Montague as principal, with Lucius S. Field of Montague and Edward E. Whitney of Montague, as sureties, posted bond for $1000 as guardian.
1 Feb 1910, a correction to the name of her daughter was made from Fannie E. Whitney to Fannie Isabella Whitney.
10 Feb 1911, guardian's account, value $71.48.
9 Mar 1911, Frank O. Johnson of Montague appointed guardian ad litem for the four children.
18 Apr 1913, Julia A. Whitney's second guardianship account, assented to by Frank O. Johnson, guardian ad litem
29 Jan 1915, Julia A. Whitney's third guardianship account, assented to by Frank O. Johnson, guardian ad litem.
29 Mar 1917, Julia A. Whitney's fourth guardianship account, assented to by Frank O. Johnson, guardian ad litem.
31 Jan 1919, Julia A. Whitney's fifth guardianship account, assented to by Frank O. Johnson, guardian ad litem.
3 Mar 1921, Julia A. Whitney's sixth guardianship account, assented to by Frank O. Johnson, guardian ad litem, and Sampson J. Whitney and Dewey Whitney, who had come of age. Frank O. Johnson was named guardian ad litem for Fannie Isabelle Whitney and Julia R. Whitney, minors.
22 Mar 1923, Julia A. Whitney Leslie, having married Julius C. Leslie on 19 Sep 1912, and ;ater secured a divorce from him, petitioned that her name be recorded with the addition, "otherwise known as Julia A. Whitney Leslie."
3 Apr 1923, last petition granted.
File #16490, Elnora E. Whitney, 1911
Will of Elnora E. Whitney, widow, of Leverett. To sister Ellen L. Cowles my gold watch and chain. To my brother Alden J. Gilbert all the rest of my estate, both real and personal, he to be executor. Dated 20 Apr 1910. Witnesses C. M. Hemenway, E. L. Glazier, and Susan E. Moore.
7 Jun 1911, Alden J. Gilbert of North Brookfield petitioned the court to probate the will of Elnora A. Whitney, late of Leverett, who had died 12 May 1911, leaving no husband, but heirs at law and next of kin brother Alden J. Gilbert of North Brookfield and sister Ellen E. Cowles of Dallas, OR.
27 Jun 1911, letters testamentary issued to Alden J. Gilbert of North Brookfield.
5 Jul 1911, Alden J. Gilbert of North Brookfield posted executor's bond for $1500. Estimated value of real estate $500, personal estate $1000.
5 Jul 1911, Emmet W. Buckmaster, Frank N. Glazier, and Eugene L. Glazier, all of Leverett, were appointed appraisers.
15 Jul 1911, inventory amounted to $400 real estate and $861.51 personal estate.
4 Aug 1913, receipt by Ellen L. Cowles of Dallas, OR, for one gold watch.