, Estate of
Surrogate Court of Yates Co., File No. 109A

(spelling and punctuation as found in original document)
(editorial notes in parentheses)

“The petition of Hafsel A. Garrison (a son) respectively showeth
That one Abraham Garison then an inhabitant of the County of Yates, died in the said County 11 day of August last past (1833)
That at the time of his death he was an inhabitant of the County of Yates
That he left no widow
Hafsel A. Garison, John Garison, Abrahm Garison & Henry Garison and Livonia Martin wife of Jacob Martin & Alida Pearce wife of Thomas Pearce, children him surviving.
That he died very suddenly and left no last Will and testament as far as Your petitioner has heard or been able to discover
That in the opinion of Your petition(er) the whole of the personal property will not amount to more than two hundred dollars.
Your petitioner prays that Letters of Administration may be Granted to him as a son & Wiley K. Pearce a friend to the deceased.”

Signed Hafsel A. [his mark] Garison
Dated Penn Yan Nov 12, 1833, Yates County Surrogate Court.

“We the subscribers being the next of kin of Abraham Garrison deceased do hearby renounce all our right and Claim to Letters of Administration on the Estate of the said deceased.”  Dated October 3, 1833.
Witnefs: Juliana Pearce, Thomas Pearce, Wm Eastman, Phebe Eastman, Henry Garison, Alida Pearce, Abram Garison, Levina Martin.


Abraham, a long-time resident of the town of Gorham, Ontario Co. was apparently living with his son, Hassal, of town of Middlesex, Yates Co., NY, at the time of his death.   Although there is no tombstone at this time, it is generally believed he is buried in Lord Cem., town of Gorham, Ontario Co., NY, next to his wife, Jane Francisco.  He was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, serving in the 14th Regt., Albany Co. Militia, NY.  He was born 25 Dec 1760, Franklin, Bergen Co., NJ.

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