Porter A. Calkins

Male 1843 - 1890  (47 years)


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  • Name Porter A. Calkins 
    Born 23 Oct 1843 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Nov 1890 
    Person ID I51170  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Albert M. Calkins,   b. 19 Feb 1817, Jefferson, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1878, Richland, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Lydia Ann Price,   b. 7 Aug 1822, Port Ontario, Richland Twp., Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1893, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F19322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Bush 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F19332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Porter A. Calkins - October 23, 1843 - November 19, 1890. Son of Albert M. and Lydia Ann Price Calkins Husband of Elizabeth Bush. Married September 1869. Section 2, Row 1.

      Newspaper Obituary - November 1890 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died in Buffalo, New York of typhoid fever, Porter Calkins. The deceased leaves a sister, Mrs. F. A. Niles, a wife and five children.

      Probate - Oswego County: I, James H. Tollerton and John H. Woodruff do swear that I will honestly and impartially Appraise the Personal Property of Porter A. Calkins, deceased, which shall be exhibited to me, according to the best of my knowledge and ability. {signed} James H. Tollerton. {signed} John H. Woodruff. Sworn and subscribed before me this 16th day of December, 1890. {signed} D. Ehle, Notary Public.
      A True and Perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits which were of Porter A. Calkins, deceased, made the 17th day of December, 1890, by Fred Litts and Albert White with the aid of James H. Tollerton and John H. Woodruff, appraisers duly appointed and sworn according to law. The following are set off to (Insert widow and minor children's names.) Elizabeth Calkins, (widow), Jessie Calkins, Edna Calkins, Albert Calkins, Floy Calkins, Gertie Calkins. (Minors.) of the deceased, to which they are entitled by law and not appraised, by virtue of an amendment to the Revised Statutes, passes May 18, 1874, of which law the following is a copy: 1. All spinning wheels, weaving looms, one knitting machine, one sewing machine and stoves put up or kept up for use by the family. 2. The family Bible, family pictures and school books used by or in the family of such deceased person, and books not exceeding in value of fifty dollars, which were kept and used as part of the family library before the decease of such person. 3. All sheep, to the number of ten, with their fleeces, and the yarn and cloth manufactured from the same; one cow, two swine, and the pork of such swine, and necessary food for such swine, sheep or cow for sixty days; and all necessary provisions and fuel for such widow or child, or children, for sixty days after the death of such deceased person. 4. All necessary wearing apparel, beds, bed sheets and bedding; necessary cooking utensils; the clothing of the family; the clothes of the widow, and her ornaments proper for her station; one table, six chairs, twelve knives and forks, 12 plates, 12 teacups and saucers, one sugar dish, one milk pot, one teapot and 12 spoons, and also other household furniture which shall not exceed $150 in value.
      2 stoves, 1 Family Bible, school books, 1 cow, 1 hog and feed for same for sixty days, Wearing apparel, 3 beds„ cooking utensils, clothing for the family, 1 table, 6 chairs, 9 knives, 12 forks, 12 plates, 6 teacups and saucers, 1 sugar dish, 1 milk pitcher, 1 tea pot, 10 tea spoons. In addition to the above, we do appraise and set apart household furniture not exceeding $150 in value, under the above amendment, for the use of the widow and minor children of said deceased. Sitting Room - 1 bench and , 1 Melodeon, 1 stand, wash bowl and pitcher, 2 lamps, 1 looking glass, 1 clock. Kitchen - 1 churn.25 cents, 1 flat iron .25, 1 water pail .15, 13 milk pans .50, 1 dozen jars .50, 4 jars .25, 2 jars .25, 1 sugar box .15, 2 small tin pails & , 1 butter bowl, 2 barrels .25, 1/2 bush M_, 1 square .50, 1 can 5.00, 1 chest .50, _ log chains $1, 1 pair adz .75, mashing machine, 1 oil can .75, 1 hand saw, horse blanket .25, 1 lantern .10 sub total $18.95 1 pr. steel ards .50, 1 B-- 1 potato , 2 shovels & hoe .25, 1 auger, 2 cows $42, 1 wagon $12, 1 plow, 25 quantity harness, 1 milk can .50, road scraper, 1 wagon jack & mallet & , 3 ladders $1.50, 1 set harness, _ and fork, 1 light sleigh $3, bags .40, 15 bush oats .40, 2 tons hay $4, 1/2 ton straw, 1 watch $5, trunk and contents total $121.35
      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 Porter A. Calkins, deceased, exhibited to us, according to the best of our knowledge and ability, and that we have signed duplicate inventories thereof. {signed} J. H. Tollerton. {signed} J. H. Woodruff. Appraisers.
      Oswego County, I, Fred Litts and Albert White, administrators of the Estate of Porter A. Calkins, deceased, 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 persons according to the best of our knowledge. {signed} Fred Lifts. {signed} Albert White. Sworn and subscribed this 30th day of December, 1890, before me, G. H. Goodwin, Notary Public.
      To The Surrogate Of Oswego County: The petition of Frederick Lifts of the Town of Richland in the county of Oswego, New York, respectfully showeth that your petitioner and the administrator of the Estate of Porter Calkins, deceased, late of the Town of Richland, Oswego County, New York, Albert, Floy and Gertrude Calkins, minor children of said Porter Calkins, late of the Town of Richland, in the county of Oswego, New York, deceased, and your petitioner further shows on information and belief that said minors reside in the Town of Richland in said county of Oswego, and they are under the age of fourteen years. That said Albert Calkins was 12 years of age on the 29th day of May, 1890. That said Floy Calkins was 11 years of age on the 11th day of June, 1890. That said Gertrude Calkins was 6 years of age on the 1 1 th day of October, 1890. That the only near relative of said minors residing in said county of Oswego, was Frank Niles. That said minors are entitled to certain Real Estate which is as follows, to wit: Each of said children are entitled to one-fifth of a certain farm unsaid Town of Richland, which said farm is sub-rent to the lean of a mortgage of about $830 held by one Rufus Calkins. That the mutual value of the interest each of said children will not exceed $10 _ and the full value each does not exceed $_, and that to protect and preserve the legal rights of minors, it is necessary that some proper person should be duly appointed the guardian of the persons and estate; That said minors have no guardian appointed for them within the State by deed, will or otherwise, your petitioner therefore prays that the Surrogate of said county of Oswego will appoint Frank Niles of the Town of Richland in said county of Oswego, the guardian of the person and estate of said minors, until they shall arrive at the age of fourteen years, and until another guardian shall be duly appointed, That the mother of said children died on or about the 20th day of February, 1891. Dated March 16, 1891 {signed} Fred Lifts.
      State Of New York, County of Oswego: Frederick Lifts, the petitioner named in the foregoing petition being duly sworn, deposes and says: That he has heard said petition read and knows the contents thereof, and that the same is true of his own knowledge, except as to the matters therein stated to be alleged on information and belief, and that as to these matters he believes it to be true. {signed} Fred Lifts. Sworn to before me this 21st day of march, 1891. {signed} John Preston, County Judge.
      State Of New York, County of Oswego: On this 21St day of March, 1891, before me, the subscriber, personally appeared Frank Niles who acknowledged that he executed the within consent, and I certify that I know the person who made the said acknowledgment to be the individual described in and who signed and executed the same. {signed} John Preston, Special County Judge, Oswego County, New York.
      State Of New York, County of Oswego: I, Frank Niles, do swear that I will well, faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of guardian of the person and estate of Albert Calkins, Floy Calkins and Gertrude Calkins, the minors within named according to law. {signed} F. A. Niles - Subscribed and sworn to this 21st day of March 1891. {signed} John Preston, Special County Judge, Oswego County, New York.
      State Of New York, County of Oswego: Frederick Lifts and Albert White of the Town of Richland in said county, being duly sworn, deposes and says that he is acquainted with the minors within named, and the amount and value of his property, and the annual rental of the real estate, and the same is correctly stated in the within petition. {signed} Fred Lifts. Subscribed and sworn to this 21st day of March, 1891. {signed} John Preston, Special Judge, Oswego County, New York.
      To the Surrogate Of Oswego County: The petition of Jessie Calkins, a minor, respectfully showeth: That your petitioner was 16 years of age on the 25th day of August, 1890, that she is a child of Porter Calkins, late of the town of Richland in the county of Oswego and State of New York, deceased: That your petitioner is unmarried, and that the father and mother of your petitioner are deceased. That your petitioner is entitled to certain Real Estate hereinafter mentioned, and to no other, which is as follows, to wit: A one fifth interest in a certain farm in said town of Richland aforesaid, which said farm is subject to a mortgage of about $830 not the value of _- interest in said farm does not exceed twenty dollars and the rental value there of does not exceed $10. That your petitioner is now a resident of the Town of Richland in said county of Oswego, New York, and had no guardian for her within said state by deed, will or otherwise. Your petitioner is desirous to have a guardian appointed to take charge of her person and estate during her minority, and hereby nominates, subject to the approbation of the Surrogate of said county, Frank Niles of the town of Richland, in said county of Oswego, New York, to be such guardian and prays her appointment accordingly. {signed} Jessie Calkins, dated March 21, 1891.
      State Of New York, County of Oswego, Jessie Calkins, 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 the matters therein stated to be alleged on information and belief, and that as to those matters she believes it to be true. {signed} Jessie Calkins - Sworn to before me this 21st day of March 1891. {signed} John Preston, Special Judge, County of Oswego, New York. I, Frank Niles, above named, do hereby consent to become the guardian of the above named minor, according to the prayer of the foregoing petition. {signed} F. A. Niles. Dated 21St day of March, 1891.
      To The Surrogate Of Oswego County: The petition of Edna Calkins, a minor, respectfully showeth: That your petitioner was 14 years of age on the 19th day of September, 1890, that she is a child of Porter Calkins, late of the town of Richland in the county of Oswego and State of New York, deceased: That your petitioner is unmarried, and that the father and mother of your petitioner are deceased. That your petitioner is entitled to certain Real Estate hereinafter mentioned, and to no other, which is as follows, to wit: A one fifth interest in a certain farm in said town of Richland aforesaid, which said farm is subject to a mortgage of about $830 not the value of _- interest in said farm does not exceed $20 and the rental value there of does not exceed $10. That your petitioner is now a resident of the Town of Richland in said county of Oswego, New York, and had no guardian for her within said state by deed, will or otherwise. Your petitioner is desirous to have a guardian appointed to take charge of her person and estate during her minority, and hereby nominates, subject to the approbation of the Surrogate of said county, Florence Brown of the town of Richland, in said county of Oswego, New York, to be such guardian and prays her appointment accordingly. {signed} Jessie Calkins. Dated March 21, 1891.
      State Of New York, County of Oswego, Edna Calkins, 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 the matters therein stated to be alleged on information and belief, and that as to those matters she believes it to be true. {signed} Edna Calkins, Sworn to before me this 21st day of March 1891. {signed} John Preston, Special Judge, County of Oswego, New York.
      I, Florence Brown, above named, do hereby consent to become the guardian of the above named minor, according to the prayer of the foregoing petition. {signed} Florence L. Brown. Dated 20 day of March, 1891.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, November 27 1890 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Daysville - Thursday, November 20, 1890 Pulaski Democrat - Daysville - Funeral services were held over the remains of Porter Calkins at the church last Saturday afternoon. Mr. Calkins' death occurred at Buffalo where he has been for some time. O. B. Mowry, of North Mexico, brother-in-law of the deceased, went to Buffalo and accompanied the body home. Mr. Calkins leaves a wife and five children besides a large circle of relatives. Mrs. Calkins who is in very feeble health has the sympathy of all in her deep affliction.