Estate of Fred Daniel Pond, 
of Mexico, Oswego Co., N.Y.

Many thanks to Julie Litts Robst for sharing this with us.  Julie is looking for information on the following surnames - Ball, Calkins, Cates, Litts, Manwarren, Pond, Price, Robst, Tollerton,  Vanderbilt, Williams, Winch, WoodruffJulie can be contacted at: KeeperOfTheTree@aol.comSee below for more family information.
 

Surrogate Court, County of Oswego, New York
- page 1 - In the Matter of the Estate of Fred D. Pond, deceased.

To the Surrogate's Court of the County of Oswego, New York. The petition of Hattie A. Pond of the Town of Mexico in the County of Oswego, New York, respectfully showeth: That your petitioner is a widow of Fred D. Pond who
died intestate on or about the 7th day of Nov., 1886 a natural death being at
the time of his death a resident of the Town of Mexico in the said County of Oswego, New York. That the said deceased left no last Will, to the knowledge or belief of your petitioner. That he left him surviving Hattie A. Ball, his widow and also the following persons his only next of kin, viz:

Oscar J. Pond, a son, aged 10 years May 10, 1886
Maud B. Pond, a daughter, aged 7 years November 29, 1886
Otis B. Pond, a son, aged 5 years May 25, 1886
Jesse H. Pond, a son, aged 2 years October 26, 1886
All whom reside with their mother your petitioner at Mexico, New York. That 
in the opinion of your petitioner the amount of the real and personal property left by the said deceased, will not exceed in value as follows, to wit: Real property $400, Personal property $400. Your petitioner desires to take out letters of administration on the estate of said deceased, and also ask that William A. Ball of Mexico, Oswego Co., NY may be associated with her in such appointment, therefore prays that letters of administration may be granted to herself and Wm. A. Ball. Dated 18th day of Nov. A.D., 1886 - 

Signed - Hattie A. Pond

State of New York, County of Oswego, Hattie A. Ball, the petitioner named in the foregoing petition being duly sworn, deposes and says:
that she has heard said petition read and knows the contents thereof, and that
the same is true of her own knowledge, except as to matters therein stated to
be alleged on information and belief, and that as to those matters she believes it to be true - signed - Hattie A. Pond

- page 2 - OATH OF ADMINISTRATOR - Hattie A. Ball do swear, that I am twenty-one years of age and upwards, and that I will well, honestly and 
faithfully discharge the duties of Administrator of the estate of Fred D. Pond, late of the Town of Mexico, in the County of Oswego, N.Y., deceased, intestate, according to law, and hereby consent to serve.
Subscribed and sworn this 18th day of November 1886 - signed - Hattie A.
Pond.    

OATH OF ADMINISTRATOR - William A. Ball do swear, that I am twenty-one years of age and upwards, and that I will well, honestly and faithfully
discharge the duties of Administrator of the estate of Fred D. Pond, late of
the Town of Mexico, in the County of Oswego, N.Y., deceased, intestate,
according to law, and hereby consent to serve. Subscribed and sworn this 18th
day of November 1886 - signed - William A. Ball.

- page 3 - Surrogate's Court, Oswego County, New York, In the Matter of the Final Judicial Settlement of the Estate of Fred D. Pond, deceased. The estate of Fred D. Pond, late of Mexico, NY, deceased, in account with
Hattie A. Pond and Wm. A. Ball as the Administrators of the estate of said
deceased:
March 11, 1887 Cash received from Texas $100
May 28, 1887 Cash received from Texas $100
July 4, 1887 Cash received from Texas $300
April 22, 1888 Cash received from Texas (note cattle) $500
Bul___ Giles note for cattle and ___ $211   ......... total $1211

- page 4 - AMOUNT PAID OUT - For Debts, Taxes, Funeral Expenses and Expenses of Administration:
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid McGuire undertaker - $45.00
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid Dr. J. N. Bills - $5.00
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid Dr. F. S. Low - $5.00
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid Dr. J. U. Manwarren - $26.00
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid Dr. C. W. Rodway - $3.00
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid Dr. C. E. Heaton - $4.50
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid Dr. C. W. Rodway - $1.75
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid T. Wheeler Sexton - $2.00
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid __ C. Ball - note of Deceased Dated Dec. 17, 1884 - $60.00
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid __ C. Ball - note of Deceased Dated Sept. 1, 1886 - $110.50
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid Philinda Pond - note of Deceased Dated Dec. 10 - $117.00
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid William Adams - note of Deceased Dated Sept. 1, 1885 - 
$232.00
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid __ L. White on settlement - $135.00
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid S. A. Natl. Bank - $5.00
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid H. __ __ - $13.25
Nov. 15, 1886 Paid T. _. __ bill - $61.75
Nov. 15, 1886 - 5 __ __ on $1000 - $50.00
Nov. 15, 1886 - 2 1/2 __ __ on $211 - $5.27
Nov. 15, 1886 - 2 days preparing & making account - $20.00 
................. total $902.02

- page 4 - AMOUNT PAID to Widow, Legatees and next of kin

Amount paid to Hattie A. Pond, as widow - $102.98
Amount paid to Hattie A. Pond, as Guardian of:
Oscar J. Pond (a nat. heir of deceased) - $51.50
Maud B. Pond (a nat. heir of deceased) - $51.50
Jesse H. Pond (a nat. heir of deceased) - $51.50
Otis B. Pond (a nat. heir of deceased) - $51.50
............ total $308.98
- page 5 - KNOW ALL MEN by these Presents: That we, Hattie A.
Pond & William A. Ball of Mexico, NY, as principal, and Jared Ball and Hiram L. Ball of Mexico, NY, as sureties are held and firmly bound, unto the
People of the State of New York, in the sum of eight hundred 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 ourselves, out and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these 
presents. Sealed with our Seals. Dated the 18th day of Nov. in the year of 
our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and eighty-six.

The Condition of the above Obligation is such, That if the above bounder, 
Hattie A. Pond & William A. Ball, administrators of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of Fred D. Pond, late of the Town of Mexico, in 
the County of Oswego, New York, deceased, shall faithfully discharge the 
trust reposed in __ as such, and obey all lawful decrees and orders of the 
Surrogate's Court of the County of Oswego, New York, touching the 
administration of the estate of said deceased committed to them, then this 
obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. - 

Signed, each - Hattie A. Pond, W. A. Ball, Jared Ball, Hiram L. Ball

- page 6 - OSWEGO COUNTY SS:  I, Alonzo Gray and Jared Ball do
swear that I will honestly and impartially Appraise the Personal Property of Fred D. Pond, deceased, which shall be exhibited to me, according to the best of my 
knowledge and ability. - Signed, each - Alonzo Gray, Jared Ball - Sworn and subscribed before me this 15th of Dec. 1886.

A True and Perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and 
Credits which were of Fred D. Pond, deceased, made the 18th day of Dec. 1886, by Hattie A. Pond & William A. Ball, with the aid of Alonzo Gray & Jared Ball, appraisers duly appointed and sworn according to law.

The following articles are set off to (Insert widow and minor children's names,) Hattie A. Pond, widow & the following children, Oscar J. Pond aged 11 
years, Maud B. Pond aged 7 years, Otis B. Pond aged 6 years, Jesse H. Pond aged 2 years, of the deceased, to which they entitled by law and not appraised, by virtue of an amendment to the Revised Statutes; passed May 18,  1874, of which law the following is a copy: all beds & bedding, all __, 1  table, 6 chairs. In addition to the above we do appraise and set apart household furniture not exceeding $150 in value, under above amendment, for the use of the widow and minor children of said deceased. The balance of the furniture not mentioned above does not exceed $150 & we therefore set off to said widow & children the whole furnitures without __ the items.

- page 7 - In addition to the foregoing, the following articles are set off to the said widow and minor children by virtue of an act passed April 11, 1842, which may be other articles than household furniture and not to exceed $150.

6 Cards at $8 each - $48.00
1 gray mare - $30.00
1 __ buggy - $15.00
1 C__ - $10.00
1 Single harness & all other harnes - $5.00
1 Cultivator - $3.00
1 Milk wagon - $4.00
1 D__ - $8.00
1 Drag - $2.00
1 Mowing machine - $2.00
1 Lumber wagon - $1.50
1 Horse rake, tool, hand saw, bits, auger, buck saw, th__ - $2.50
1 Set whipple __ & yoke - .50
2 Log chains - $2.00
12 Hens - $2.40  .................... total $136.90


The above personal property having been set apart to the widow and minor 
children, all other personal property should be appraised and put under the 
following GENERAL INVENTORY:
A claim against E. B. Chaudley of San Antonio, Texas of about $500.00 which claim is doubtful.
Also a claim for about 140 head of cattle near Beaudiva, Texas which claim is 
mentioned as doubtful.

- page 8 - We, the Undersigned Appraisers, appointed by the Surrogate of the 
County of Oswego, having first taken and subscribed the oath herein inserted, 
certify that we have estimated and appraised the property of Fred D. Pond, 
deceased, exhibited to us, according to the best of our knowledge and ability, and that we have signed duplicate inventories thereof, 

- signed - Alonzo Gray & Jared Ball, Appraisers.

OSWEGO COUNTY - SS:  Hattie A. Pond & Wm. A. Ball do swear
that the foregoing inventory is in all respects just and true; that it contains a
true statement of all the personal property of the said deceased, which has
come to our knowledge, and particularly of all money, bank bills, and other circulating medium belonging to said deceased; and all just claims of the
deceased against us according to the best of our knowledge. Sworn and
subscribed this 18th day of Dec., 1886 

- Signed - Hattie A. Pond & Wm. A. Ball

- page 9 - THE SURROGATE'S COURT, held in and for the County of Oswego on the [un-dated] day of July, 1888. In The Matter Of The Final
Accounting Of, Hattie A. Pond & William A. Ball, Ad. of Fred D. Pond,
deceased. The Surrogate aforesaid makes and records this summary statement
of the accounts of Hattie A. Pond and William A. Ball, Ad. of Fred D. Pond,
late of Mexico in said county, deceased, as finally settled and allowed by him
upon the application of the said administrators. 
Total amount paid out funeral expenses, Debts & Expenses settling estate - 
$902.02
Amount paid Hattie A. Pond as widow - $102.98
Amount paid to Hattie A. Pond as the guardian of all the heirs of said Fred D. Pond - $205.00 ...... total $1211.00
To total amount received - $1211.00

IN THE SAME MATTER. on the [un-named date] of July 1888 at the place 
aforesaid, the said administrators as aforesaid, did appear and produce before the said Surrogate due proof of the service in the mode prescribed by law of the citation heretofore issued in this matter; which said citation and process being duly filed, and the said Surrogate having examined the said Administrator upon oath, and their vouchers and accounts, together with the inventory of the estate of the said deceased, then and there produced; and it appearing that the said Administrators have accounted for the whole of the said estate; and that they have not made any profit from any increase thereof; and the said accounts having been adjusted and filed by said Surrogate and a summary statement of the same as so adjusted and filed, having been above and herewith recorded:

It Is Ordered, That the said accounts be, and the same are, finally settled and allowed, as adjusted and filed by the said Surrogate. And it appearing from said account that after the payment of all debts, taxes, funeral expenses and expenses of Administration that there was a balance of $308.98 for distribution to the heirs entitled.

- page 10 - And it appearing that said Hattie A. Pond was the widow of said 
deceased as by law is entitled to one third of said sum, to wit $102.98 the 
__ and account acknowledged the receipt of same as such widow. And is 
appearing that said Hattie A. Pond is the General Guardian of the infant 
heirs of said Fred D. Pond, deceased, duly appointed by this Court & that she 
has given adequate security as such Guardian & that she has received from 
said estate and changed her account as guardian of said heirs the following 
for each of said heirs, viz.

Oscar J. Pond - $51.50
Maud B. Pone - $51.50
Jessie H. Pond - $51.50
Otis B. Pond - $51.50
Being the whole sum of which said __ are entitled as distribution. It is ordered that said administrator & their securities be discharged from all __  liability on account of said estate.

- page 11 - To The Surrogate of the County of Oswego, The Petition Of Hattie A. Pond & Wm. A. Ball of the town of Mexico, Oswego County, N.Y. Respectfully Showeth, that Letters of administration on the estate of Fred D. Pond, late of the town of Mexico, Oswego County, N. Y., deceased, were
granted to your Petitioners on the [un-named date] day of Nov. 1886 that the
persons interested in the estate of said deceased, as creditors, legatees, next of 
kin, or otherwise, and their places of residence, to the best of the knowledge, information and belief of your Petitioner, are as follows to wit:

Hattie A. Pond, his widow, your petitioner
Oscar J. Pond, a son, aged 11 years
Maud B. Pond, a daughter, aged 8 years
Otis B. Pond, a son, aged 6 years
Jessie H. Pond, a son, aged 3 years 
- all residing in Mexico, Oswego County, N. Y., with their mother, said Hattie A. Pond. That more than twelve months have elapsed since said appointment, and your Petitioners being desirous of rendering a final account of all their proceedings to the Surrogate of the County of Oswego, by whom your petitioner were appointed, and for that purpose pray that a citation issue to all 
persons interested in the estate of said deceased, to attend a final statement of the account of the proceedings of your Petitioners. Dated April 16, 1888 - Signed - Hattie A. Pond & Wm. A. Ball
- page 12 - STATE OF NEW YORK, County of Oswego, Hattie A. Pond & Wm. A. Ball sole administrators of estate of Fred D. Pond, late of the Town of Mexico, in the County of Oswego, New York, deceased, being duly sworn
each, says that the annexed and foregoing account contains, according to the
best of his knowledge and belief, a full and true statement of all their receipts and disbursements on account of the estate of said deceased and of all money and 
property belonging to the said estate which have come to their hands or which 
have been received by any other person by their order or authority for their use, and that deponents do not know of any error or omission in the said account to the prejudice of any creditor or person interested in the estate of said deceased. And this deponent further says that the several payments not exceeding twenty dollars each, contains in said account, and for which no vouchers are produced, were actually made by this deponent as charged in said account.
Subscribed and sworn to this 15th day of June, 1888.
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More Notes by Julie Robst:
Frederick Daniel Pond (born, April 27, 1854 at Arthur, Mexico Township, 
Oswego Co., NY - died, November 07, 1886 Mexico, Oswego Co., NY) 
was my GG-Grandfather, my Pond family information is quite complete up to 
the early 1900's.
Investigation of his wife's family continues. Any information on the BALL 
family of Mexico, NY would be appreciated.  HATTIE ANNE BALL, (born, January 15, 1857 Mexico Township, Oswego Co., NY - died, May 04, 1937 Mexico Township, Oswego Co., NY). She was the daughter of JARED BALL, (born, September 1811 Herkimer County, NY - died, 1902 Mexico Township, Oswego Co., NY)  & PHOEBE ANN UNDERHILL, (born, December 15, 1834 Oswego County, NY - died, March 1910 Mexico Township, Oswego Co., NY).
 


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