Letters of Administration for Platt Miles
Submitted by Kerry Patrick
Onondaga County Letters of Administration, Book B, Page 373.
The people of the State of New York, To Roxana Miles, Luther O. French, & Nathaniel Miles Send Greeting: Whereas Platt Miles as is alleged, lately died intestate, being at or immediately previous to his death, an inhabitant of, or having left assets which then were, or have since come within the county of Onondaga, by means whereof the ordering and granting administration of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits, of which the said intestate died possessed, and also the auditing, allowing and final discharging the account thereof, do belong to our Surrogate of the county of Onondaga: And we, being desirous that the goods, chattels and credits of the said intestate shall be well and faithfully administered, applied and disposed of DO GRANT unto you the said Roxana Miles, Luther O. French and Nathaniel Miles full power by these presents to administer and faithfully dispose of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits; to ask, demand, recover and receive the debts which unto the said intestate whilst living and at the time of his death, did belong: and to pay the debts which the said intestate did owe, as far as such goods, chattels and credits will thereto extend, and the law require: hereby requiring you to make or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said intestate within a reasonable time, and return a duplicate thereof, to our Surrogate of the County of Onondaga, within three months from the date of these presents: and if further personal property or assets of any kind not mentioned in any inventory, that shall have been so made, shall come to your possession or knowledge, to make or cause to be made, in like manner, a true and perfect inventory thereof, and return the same within two months after discovery thereof.
And we do, by these Presents, depute, constitute and appoint you, the said Roxana Miles, Luther O. French and Nathaniel Miles administrat--- of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits which were of the said Platt Miles deceased.
In Testimony Whereof, We have caused the seal of office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed. Witness, (name not legible) Surrogate of our said County of Onondaga, at Syracuse in the said County, the 17th day of May A. D. 1858
(name not legible) Surrogate.
Onondaga County Miscellaneous Orders Book D, p. 258
In the matter of the Estate of Platt Miles deceased } July 2(?) 1860
The citation heretofore issued to all persons interested in the estate of Platt Miles late of the Town of Tully in the county of Onondaga deceased, as creditors or next of kin to attend the final settlement of the accounts of Roxana Miles, Nathaniel G. Miles and Luther O. French the administrators of the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased having been returned with proof of the due service thereof upon all the proper parties and the said administrators having filed their final account duly verified & having all appeared in person and attended by their counsel (H. Hiscock?); after hearing the proofs and allegations in regard to said account and in support thereof by the said administrators and they having filed with said account the necessary and proper vouchers and no one appearing to contest their said account but Daniel Vail Esq. appearing as executor of the last will and testament of Marcus M. Miles deceased it is finally ascertained determined and decreed that the said administrators are to be charged in this accounting with the sum of $2907.20 as the whole (????) of the personal estate of the said deceased, which has come to the hands of the said administrators or with which they are chargeable after deducting the personal estate set apart by law for the widow and minor children and after deducting the note to Marcus M. Miles of eight hundred dollars and the note of Ira Hills for eighty-eight & 80/100 dollars which were inventoried by the said administrators and which have been since that time legally satisfied and disposed of in the partition of real estate of the said Platt Miles deceased among his heirs at law and also deducting the account inventoried by said administrators against Ebenezer & Fidelia King and the note of Schuyler King for $10.39, all of which belonged as it is ascertained and determined by this court to the estate of the said Ebenzer King and Fidelia King for whom the said deceased was in his life time the general guardian.
And it is further ascertained determined and decreed that the said administrators are to be credited in this accounting with the sum of twelve hundred and seventy eight dollars and fifty-one cents which appears to have been paid out by them for debts of the said deceased expenses of administration taxes Surrogate fees and funeral and burial expenses, and the sum of six dollars for Surrogate fees in this accounting and the sum f ten dollars for counsel fees in their proceeding and the further sum of ninety-seven dollars and sixty-seven cents for their (the said administrators) commissions making in the whole the sum of thirteen hundred and ninety-two and 18/100 dollars with which the said administrators are to be credited and which is to be deducted from the whole amount of the estate received by the said administrators before the same is to be distributed among the widow and next of kin;
That the said administrators are also to be credited in this accounting with the further sum of $67.90 which they have paid to Marcus M. Miles, as one of the next of kin of the said deceased which is to be added to the sum of $102.60 being the interest of the aforesaid $800. note not disposed of in the said partition suit in which the said Marcus M. Miles or his estate is indebted to the estate of the said Platt Miles deceased making the sum of one hundred and seventy and 00/100 dollars which is to be deducted from the share of the said Marcus M. Miles and that for the purpose of making a distribution among the widow and next of kin of the said Platt miles deceased to said sum of $2907.20 herein before charged to said administrators making $3009.70 from which is to be deducted the sum of $1392.18 aforesaid leaving for distribution $1617.52 one third to Roxana Miles as the widow of the said deceased and the balance thereof in equal shares to the next of kin of the said deceased and their representatives respectively, except that said sum of $170.50 shall be deducted from the share of the said Marcus M. Miles and excepting also Nathaniel G. Miles, one of the administrators aforesaid and one of the next of kin of the said deceased it having been made to appear before this court by the decree in a cause in the Supreme Court between Frances E. French, plaintiff and the said Nathaniel G. Miles & other defendants for the partition of the real estate left by the said Platt Miles deceased and by the release in writing of the said Nathaniel G. Miles, annexed to the report of the referee in said partition cause that the said Platt Miles had in his lifetime advanced to said Nathaniel G. a sum or amount in the conveyance of certain real estate equal to the share of the said Nathaniel G. in both the real and personal estate of the said deceased when taken together with all advancements to the whole of the next of kin and heirs at law of the said Platt Miles deceased and that in and by said release the said Nathaniel G. had relinquished all claim to all real and personal estate to be left by said Platt at his decease and that in and by said decree the said Nathaniel G. was barred estoped and precluded from all claim to any part of the real or personal estate of the said Platt Miles deceased wherefore it is now decreed that the said Nathaniel G. shall be and he is hereby excluded from any share of the said personal estate under this distribution:
And it is further ordered that this accounting be declared final and conclusive upon all the parties to these proceedings.
S. D. Luce, Surrogate
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