Rt. 14 & Hastings Rd., Geneva, NY
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Euphemia , died Oct 20, 1881; aged 54y; wife of George; nee PARK
George, born at Glasgow, Scotland; died Sept 2, 1895;aged 79y; husb. of Euphemia
Margaret, Oct 21, 1857 - Jan 24, 1925
Mary, May 27, 1860 - May 29, 1860; dau. of George & Euphemia
the family and the Property
ownership of this property, now part of Bellwood Farm, is clearly shown on the
most complete map of the farm, made in 1921 and on file in the County Clerk's
office, Canandaigua. This indicates
the transfer of title to each part of the farm from the initial sale by Charles
WILLIAMSON. The main part of the
property is on Lot #8.
4, 1850, George KIPPEN purchased 132.94 acres from Gideon LEE, for $7,976.40.
" Part of the Bush farm being at a point on the Old Preemption Road at intersection of a lot dividing the Bush farm from the White Springs Farm, thence:
76'30"E - 34 chains, 65 links
11'30"E - 40 chains, 50 lings, to south boundaries of Bush
76'30"W - 22 chains, 84 links
1'45"E - 8 chains, 40 links
86' W - 19 chains, 27 links, to center of Old Preemption
N 1'45"E - 31 chains, 40 links"
of previous title is as follows:
WILLAIMSON to Conradt BUSH, Dec 5, 1794 (6-17)
BUSH to Ann NICHOLAS, May 1, 1830 (49-513)
NICHOLAS to Robert C. NICHOLAS, Nov 30, 1838 (67-72)
Robert NICHOLAS to Gideon LEE, Mar 30, 1839 (67-334)
13, 1858, Mr. KIPPEN purchased two additional pieces of Lot #8 from Thomas and
Elizabeth BOND, for $1,500
8 acres - in the southwest part of Bush farm on east side and touching Old Preemption Road (115-323)
LEE to R.H. MORRIS, Nov 18, 1851 (97-176)
MORRIS to W.G. Lee, Dec 1, 1853 (Mtge. 51 -354)
LEE to William PRICE, Sept 2, 1854 (106-272)
PRICE to Thomas BOND, Nov 1, 1856
Mr. KIPPEN's death in 1895, the entire property was sold to Thomas CASS by
executors, July 25, 1896 (216-41) for $10,000.
The transfer excepts a small graveyard on said farm and reserving the
right of access thereto at all proper times and the right to bury thereon the
dead of the KIPPEN family. The
graveyard measures 20' x 30' in size. Mr.
CASS sold the property to Katherine B. LEWIS, Sept. 19, 1905 (255-79).
road shown on the map, making the north boundary of the property was once a town
road and named the Kippen Road. It
was abandoned and sold to A.G. LEWIS for $600.
The location of the house is marked now only by some tall poplars at the
top of the hill. The road is
sometimes referred to now as the "Barracks Road", because the field
workers' barracks' built some time ago near White Springs Road end.
KIPPEN's will, dated July 30, 1889, provides for the sale of all assets other
than the U.S. Bonds of which he had $55,000 worth.
Enough of these were to be set aside to provide a life income of $1,200
for the care of his daughter, Margaret. The
balance was to be divided between his nephews, sons of his sister, Margaret K.
EDMISTON of Crossfield, Scotland; James Kippen EDMISTON, George Fleming EDMISTON,
William, Hugh and Richard F. EDMISTON. The
first two, living in the State of Washington at the tie=me, were named
executors. A later codicil withdrew their portion and bequeathed it to
Arthur P. ROSE as trustees. Mr.
ROSE was named executor. The total
estate as given by the inventory, amounted to about $69,000.
in the County Clerk's office, Canandaigua, reveals that Margaret KIPPEN had been
mentally retarded since early childhood. All
her life, according to evidence of her cousins, she had needed to be watched,
helped to dress, etc. Her condition
deteriorated as she grew older and in 1894 her father sent her to the Sisters of
Misericorde in New York City. Following
his death, in accordance with his will, $35,000 worth of bonds were set aside as
a trust account for her care. At the time of her death, she had been a patient at Willard
State Hospital for some time.
estate was valued initially at $18,173.02.
Its settlement involved some years of effort.
Her only hears were her cousins.
James EDMISTON had assigned his share to his wife and changed his name to
James FLEMING. He was not an inmate
in a hospital in Scotland. Richard
had died in Scotland, and left heirs. William
had died in England, leaving four children.
Hugh had died in Australia, leaving 3 nephews as heirs.
This would have been difficult enough had everyone been resident in the
United States. The estate was
finally settled, the pertinent papers for both estates making up a large section
of one of the record files in the surrogate's office.
By Gladys E. Gray, 9/16/69
" The Geneva Gazette", November 2, 1855, states: "MARRIED.
On the 2nd inst. In this village by the Rev. W. H. A. BISSELL,
Mr. George KIPPEN to Miss Euphemia PARK.
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