Canandaigua NY Ontario Repository,
Tuesday, Nov 7, 1820
At a Court held at the Surrogate's Office, in and for the county of Ontario and state of New York, on the 17th day of October, 1820
Present, STEPHEN PHELPS, Surrogate.
Whereas Joseph Cheney, administrator, and Phebe Baker, administratrix of the estate of Samuel R. Baker, late of the town of Penfield in the county of Ontario, deceased, have by their petition to the Surrogate, set forth that the said Samuel R. Baker was, at the time of his death, seized of a real estate within the said county--That the petitioners have made a just and true account of the personal estate of the deceased, as far as they have been able to discover the same, and thereby it appears that the personal estate of the deceased is insufficient to pay his debts, and therefore request the aid of the said Surrogate in the premises pursuant to the statute in such cas made and provided __?
Therefore it is ordered by the said Surrogate, that all persons interested in the estate of the deceased, do appear before the said Surrogate, at his office in the village of Canandagua, and county aforesaid, on the first day of December next, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, to shew cause, if any they have, why the whole or _ much of the real estate whereof the said Samuel R. Baker died seized, as will be sufficient, should not be sold for the payment of his debts, pursuant to the statute _ that case made and provided. Oct. 18, 182[0?]_.
S. PHELPS, Surrogate.
[Note: Joseph Cheney* (named above) was probably the father of Joseph Cheney who married Elias Baker's daughter, Rhoda (Baker) Cheney.
An Estate record, in Penfield, NY, 1818, lists Joseph Cheney Jr. as a friend of Samuel R. Baker, who died intestate. Sealed 30 Apr 1818.]
Penfield, NY. Bk 13, no pg number
Guardianship for "minor heirs (no names) of Samuel R. Baker, late of Town of Penfield, Co. Ontario, dec'd. Allow and App't Elias Baker to be Guardian.
Seal 23 Jan 1821."