Tompkins County Surrogates Court


The Petition of George Van Order

State of New York,
To the Surrogate of the County of Tompkins

To the Surrogate's Court of the county of Tompkins, in the State of New York:

The Petition of George VAN ORDER of Kokomo, in the County of Howard and State of Indiana respectfully shows:

That Sylvester VAN ORDER, a resident of the City of Ithaca, County of Tompkins and State of New York, died on the 13th day of May 1910, at Ithaca in the County of Tompkins and State of New York, without leaving any last Will and Testament, to the best of your petitoner's knowledge, information and belief.

That the said decedent died possessed of certain personal property within this State and County; and that as your petitioner is informed and believes, the value of the personal property of which said decedent died possessed does not exceed the sum of twelve hundred fifty dollars; and that the value of the real property of which the said decedent died possessed, does not exceed the sum of three thousand dollars.

That said decedent left his surviving, no widow, and that the following named persons are all the next of kin of the said decedent, and that their relationship to said decedent and their places of residence, as far as they are known to your petitioner or can be ascertained by him with due dilegence, are as set opposite their names respectively, as follows:

Ada F.BURLING, daughter of ______________ residence, Ithaca, NY.
Della IRU , daughter of ______________ residence, Ithaca, NY.
George VAN ORDER, son of ______________ residence, Kokomo, Indiana.

That as your petitioner is informed and believes all of the foregoing named persons are of full age and sound mind and that your petitoner is son of said decedent, and as such is entitled to administration upon his estate. That no petition for a grant of letters of administration upon said estate has been filed in any Surrogate's Court in this State, as your petitioner is informed and believes, and no Surrogate's Court has acquired jurisdiction of or over such estate.

Your petioner therefore prays for a decree awarding letters of administration upon the goods, chattells and credits of said deceased to Ada T. BURLING, a daughter of same decendent and your petition having waive all right to said appointment and that a citation may be issued to all persons having a right of administration, prior or equal to that of your petitioner, or otherwise required by law to be cited, to show cause why such a decree should not be made, or such other order or decree made as may be just and proper.
Dated 18th day of May 1910 George VAN ORDER, petitioner.

State of New York
County of Tompkins
George VAN ORDER being duly sworn, says he is the petitioner named in the foregoing petiton; that he has heard the same read and that the same is true to his own knowledge except as to the matters therein stated to be alleged on information and belief, and as to those matters, he believes it to be true.
18 Day of May 1910

Ada T. BURLING being duly sworn, says, that she is a resident of this City of Ithaca in the State of New York, and is over twenty-one years of age: that she will well, faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of her office as administratix of the estate of Sylvester VAN ORDER, the decedent named in the within petition.

Subscribed and sworn to before me
This 18 day of May 1910 - Ada T. BURLING
Notary Public

Know all Men by these presents that we, Reuben H. VAN ORDER as principal, and L. A. GAGE and William WILSON both of the Town of Danby, NY as sureties, are held and firmly bund unto the People of the State of new York in the sum of Four Thousand dollars, lawful money of the United States of America, to be paid to the said People; to which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ouselves, our and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.

Sealed with our seals, and dated this 14th day of January 1902

The Condition of this obligation is such that, if the above bounden Reuben H. VAN ORDER shall faithfully discharge the trust reposed in him as administrator of, al and singular, the good, chattels and credits of Harrison VAN ORDER late of the town of Danby, in the County of Tompkins, deceased, intestate, and also obey all lawful decrees and orders of the Surrogate's Court of the County of Tompkins, touching the administration of the estate committed to him, then this obligation to be void; otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

					Reuben H. VAN ORDER

					Wm. H. WILCOX

					L. A. GAGE

On this 15th day of January, 1902 personally appeared before me Reuben H. VAN ORDER, L. A. GAGE and William WILCOX to me known to be the same persons described in, and who executed, the above bond, and severally acknowledged that they executed the same.

					H. J. TUTHILL

					Justice of the Peace

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