DOCUMENT (BLUE) HEADED "BROOKLYN JANUARY 11, 1858"
Inventory of goods at store of Debevoise & Cobler(?) corner of 9th
and South 9th, Brooklyn, N.Y.
PERSONAL LETTER DATED 5/30/1867
To Lizzie from sister Annie, mentions Aunt Maria down here, Uncle
Pete, Aunt Sarah and Grandma "up there". Part by C. J. DeBevoise,
says he saw Abraham DeBevoise. Part from sister Sarah.
SMALL PAPER DATED 7/2/1869
Bill and receipt from Dr. P. A. Andreau of Maple Hall, Jamaica for
the "Misses DeBevoise" for 14 weeks of English, Piano & singing and Music.
SMALL PAPER DATED 9/3/1878
Bill and receipt to Mr. DeBevoise from East Jamaica School.
DOCUMENT DATED 11/1/1879
Receipt to Charles J. DeBevoise for $300.00 for pew no. 82
from First Reformed Prot. Dutch Church of Jamaica. Signed
by Harman J. Stockholm, Sect'y
CARD DATED 11/14/1883
"1878-1883 Surprise fifth anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Charles T.
Debevoise, at their residence, East Jamaica. Wednesday evening,
November 14, 1883.
DOCUMENT MARKED "MR. CHAS. J. DEBEVOISE" 12/24/1888
I enclose herewith a statement of account of the executors of the
estate of James DeBevoise dec'd which is substantially correct; the
item, "amounts received and paid out", will probably vary a little
upon further examination, owing to the fact that the Executors have taken
receipted bills for repairs etc., for rent, and in the payment of
bills against the estate, have succeeded in getting reductions. The
amounts thus saved have been credited to the estate while the bills are
receipted as presented. The actual cash in the Executors hands at this date is
$761.44 and as the have kept the estate fund separate from their own,
from the first, probably errors have been made in entering the amount
received and paid out. In the accounting before the Surrogate the
mistakes will be found, involving as it does the examination of over
one hundred vouchers and about three times as many entries in the
books and as the whole matter must be restated before the Surrogate,
I do not deem the amount involved of sufficient importance to warrant
the expenditure of more time on it at present.
The item designated, "balance to be distrubited $81841.67", is
subject to an alleged claim of Mrs. Elmira Betts of $4605.45 with
interest from January 1, 1884 which the Executors believe to be
without foundation and have duly rejected, it is also subject to the
expenses of administration, commissions of Executors & expenses of
the accounting; none of which can be determined before the final
accounting. The reamainder will be divided according to the
directions of Mr. DeBevoise's Will.
The Executors desire me to say further that if any of those
interested in the estate wish to purchase any of the real estate (except the
farm at Hollis, which Mr. A. J. DeBevoise has elected to take) at the prices
designated and apply their share in the estate to the payment of it,
they may do so, and if more than one should wish any particular lot, at
the price named, they shall bid for it making the price named the
starting price. They already have a contract for the sale of one lot as
shown by the statement, and are negotiating for the sale of others at private
sale, if they are successful the estate will be saved the expense of a
public sale and the prices will probably be more satisfactory; at all
events the Executors are anxious to close the estate as speedily as the
interests of all concerned will allow, and if those interested do not care to
purchase, and they are unable to sell at private sale within a very
short time, the Executors will make a public sale of the whole.
Dated, December 24, 1888.
Edward L. Frost
Atty for Executors
132 Nassau St., N.Y.City
DOCUMENT MARKED "WILL & CODICILS OF CHARLES DEBEVOISE" DATED 2/21/1889
Will of Charles J. DeBevoise. Mentions wife Jane A. DeBevoise,
children Elizabeth E., Annie J., Sarah W., Eloise and James C.
DeBevoise. With attached codicils latest dated 3/8/1898.
DOCUMENT MARKED "IN THE ACCOUNTING OF THE
EXECUTORS OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES DEBEVOISE
DECEASED" DATED 10/31/1889
Judicial settlement of the will of James DeBevoise, Isaac, Abraham J.
and Charles J DeBevoise as Executors. Mentions William Hughes as
Special guardian of infants James, Emery, and Josephine DeBevoise;
Elizabeth, wife of testator, who predeceased him; children of testator,
Isaac, Abraham J., Charles J. and Gabriel DeBevoise, Sarah Elizabeth
Covert, Catherina J. Covert and Elmira Betts; legatees Sarah A.
Snyder, Mary E. McNaughton, Magdelene E. VanSicklen and Elmira
Lott; "minor children of Peter VanSicklen the deceased son of said
testator" James, Emery and Josephine DeBevoise.
DOCUMENT MARKED "LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF
JANE A. DEBEVOISE" DATED 7/12/1892
Will of Jane A. Debevoise. Mentions husband Charles J. DeBevoise,
children Elizabeth E. Wyckoff, wife of Abraham A. Wyckoff, Anna J.
Suydam, wife of John T. Suydam, Sarah W. DeBevoise, Elouise
DeBevoise and James C. DeBevoise.
DOCUMENT MARKED "CODICIL TO LAST WILL &
TESTAMENT OF JANE A. DEBEVOISE" DATED 4/14/1894
Codicil to will of Jane A. DeBevoise dated 7/12/1892 bequeathing to
daughter Eloise DeBevoise "my black walnut bed-room suit, consisting
of bedstead, dresser, washstand and small table, and also one feather
bed, one bolster and one hair mattress"
SMALL NOTE BY E. WYCKOFF (ELIZABETH DEBEVOISE) - NOT DATED
John $100. John Jr. Set of 12 encyclopedias and half of all my
personal property, real estate, stocks, etc. or his heirs. Anna,
tapestry picture, large Norse painting, "The Wedding picture" and ancient
painting of MDXVIII. A Bog.(?) Piano, silver tea set with Coat of
Arms, jewelry etc. and half of all my possesions or to her heirs.