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Sarah M. Fairchild

Female 1829 - 1879  (49 years)


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  • Name Sarah M. Fairchild 
    Born 12 September 1829  Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 February 1879  Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 April 1880  St. Peters Episcopal Cemetery, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1860 Federal Census. Oxford, New Haven County, Connecticut
      Roll 85, page 1004
      Post Office Oxford
      Sarah M. Fairchild, 31, housekeeper
      Geo. A. Fairchild, 21, farmer, $1800 real estate, $550 personal estate
      Both were born in Connecticut

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      Transcribed by Barbara J. Mathews, 5 July 2018.
      State of Connecticut, probate files collection, early to 1880, Oxford Probate District, docket 53, estate of Sarah M. Benham, 1879, distribution, 8 May 1880; Connecticut State Library and Archives, Hartford, Connecticut; Oxford District Probate Records, A-Blakeslee, “Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999,” image 537 of 579, Ancestry.com, viewed 4 July 2018; scanned from Family History Library microfilm 1,026,624, item 2.
      Distribution of the estate of Sarah M. Benham
Probate Court, District of Oxford, ss. May 8th 1880
Estate of Sarah M. Benham, late of Oxford in said district, deceased.
      Upon the settlement of the administration account of said estate, there remains for distribution in the hands of the administrator the sum of ($600) six hundred dollars, in real estate only- and the said real estate being found to be ancestral wholly – and derived as appears by the records of said town of Oxford, from John L. Fairchild, the father of the deceased in part, and in part from Clara Bunnell, the wife of John L. Fairchild, and mother of said deceased. Sarah M. Benham – who is also found to have no issue by birth, neither father or mother, brother or sister now living --- and there being to Abraham Fairchild who was the father of said John L. Fairchild one son and one daughter and only two children of said Abraham who have legal heirs or representatives now living – viz. Stephen Fairchild, deceased, whose sole heir and legal representative is Abraham F. Fairchild of Dauphin Co., Pa. and Rachel Stevens, deceased, represented by Charles C. Jackson of Bridgeport, Conn., and Frederick S. Jackson of Danbury, Conn., children of Anna Maria Stevens Jackson, dec’d., and legal heirs, and the only representatives of Rachel.
      And there being to Reuben Bunnell, the father of said Clara Bunnell, mother of the deceased Sarah M. Benham, two sons and two daughters, and all deceased, viz. Horace Bunnell and Charles Bunnell, sons, and Ruth Ann Hodge + Lavinia Hitchcock, daughters – four descendants in all, who are now represented by living + legal heirs, as follows, viz. Ruth Ann Hodge by Albert L. Hodge of Roxbury, Conn.
      Lavinia Hitchcock by Vantile Hitchcock and Sarah Butt, both of Canfield, Mahoning Co., Ohio, Jane Merwin of Palmyra, Portage Co., Ohio, Julia Platt of Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, Ruth A Hunt of Hartsgrove, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, Rebecca Wilber of Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., Mich., George Hitchcock and Frederick Hitchcock of Medina, Medina Co., Ohio, Jabez Hitchcock of Washington, Washington Co., Iowa, and by the children of her deceased daughter Clara Warner, viz. Helene A Justice of Torrington, Mahoning Co., Ohio, Rose Warner of Oberlin, Lorain Co., Ohio, and Charles W Warner of Shawville, Lorain Co., Ohio, and by the children of deceased daughter Caroline Hunt viz. William Hunt of Abilene, Dickinson Co., Kansas, and Elisha M. Hunt of Hartsgrove, Ashtabula Co., Ohio.
      Horace Bunnell by Catharine Chatfield of Oxford, Ct., Cornelia Adeline Dunwell of Derby, Conn., and by the children of his deceased son John Bunnell, viz. Charles E. Bunnell of Huntington, Ct., and by two children of his deceased daughter Amelia Thornton, viz. Wilhemima T. Crane of Clay Centre, Clay Co., Kansas, Harriett Thornton of Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa, + Park H. Thornton (a minor) of West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa.
      Charles Bunnell by Ara [Ira] H Bunnell and Jane Taylor of Canfield, Mahoning Co., Ohio, Charles A Bunnell of New London, Conn., Mary L. Umberfield of Woodbury, Conn., Annie M. Turnbill of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, John M. Bunnell of New Brighton, Beaver Co., Pa., and by the son of his deceased son Horace Bunnell, viz. Levi Bunnell (a minor) of New Brighton, Beaver Co., Penn.
      Ordered that the estate be distributed among the said heirs, according to law – and to the several heirs of the ancestors from whom it was derived – And this court appoints Charles H. Butler, Nelson B. Williams, and Elger [obscured] N.F. Wilcockson, Esquires, disinterested and judicious persons, to distribute the same according to law, and return make to this court – by Order of Court
      Lewis Barnes, Judge
      To the Probate Court for the District of Oxford
Estate of [obscured name] Sarah M. Benham late of Oxford in said district deceased.
      The subscribers distributors on said estate having been duly sworn, have set out and distributed the same in accordance with law, as follows, viz. Of the real estate of said Sarah M. Benham, accruing to her from a title to the same derived from the estate of her father John L. Fairchild, deceased, on his side, we have set to his nearest of kin in default of her issue and as found by the Court, viz. to Abraham F. Fairchild of Dauphin Co., Pa., an equal and undivided one half interest in the same, and to Charles C. Jackson of Bridgeport, Conn., and Frederick S. Jackson of Danbury, Conn., to each of the last mentioned an equal and undivided one fourth interest in the same said real estate of said Sarah M. Benham, consisting as it appears on record in the mutual distribution of the estate of John. L. Fairchild – and as set to Sarah M. (Fairchild) Benham of two tracts or parcels of land, the first track containing twenty acres more or less on the east of the turnpike road, and the line of which commencing at the northwest corner of said track runs easterly by land of [illegible] Tucker and E.M Chatfield to the north east corner of said track, thence Southerly by said Chatfield to said Chatfield’s south east corner, then still southerly by the fence and land of A.B. Hinman to a heap of stones on the junction of two stone walls about twenty feet westerly from a large high rock in the pasture lot, thence westerly in line with land of A.B. Hinman and the land of N.J. Werlton and a passway, westerly on the Oxford Turnpike.
      The second track contains sixteen acres more or less opposite the last residence of the deceased, and on the westerly side of the Turnpike, the line commencing at a small hickory tree, standing by the turnpike, north of the mill, thence westerly and southerly in a line with land of Wales Wheeler’s wife, to a heap of stones on a flat rock, a bounds of Ransom Hudson, thence southerly in a line with Hudson’s land to the south west corner of the land to the south west corner of the land herein described, thence easterly by land of Albert Dutton and A.B. Hinman to Little River, thence by said river and the turnpike to the first mentioned bounds. And the estimated valuei of said estate hereinbefore described is at a fair valuation $450 dollars, 2/4 of which value we set to Abraham F. Fairchild, and 1⁄4 to each of the aforesaid Jackson heirs herein named.
      Of the rest and comprising the entire residue of the said real estate, consisting of that portion of the real estate of Sarah M. Benham, the titles to which accrued to her from Reuben Bunnell’s estate through her mother Clara (Bunnell) Fairchild, and described in a mutual distribution by her heirs recorded in Oxford town records vol. 19 page 280 as follows, viz. “a small piece of land adjoining the dwelling house, beginning in front of the dwelling house at a point by Little River, thence up the River to land of Sanford, thence easterly by line of Sanford and Tucker to a heap of stones at the north east corner of the garden,
      thence southerly to a heap of stones a divisional Bounds between the said Sarah M. Benham and George A. Fairchild, thence westerly following the range of the south end of the old shop to a point in the upright part of the south end of the dwelling house, thence northerly following in a line with the east end of the upright part of the dwelling house to the south side of the Buttery door, thence westerly following the south side of the buttery to the door by the kitchen thence southerly between the north bed room and the north side of the dwelling house, thence westerly and southerly with the dwelling house to intersect George A’s line in front of the dwelling house standing on said land.” Also the west half of the barn yard and the half of all the buildings connected and described in said distribution of Sarah M Benham + George A Fairchild recorded as above stated.
      We estimate the value of the last described track with all its rights and privileges to be worth the sum of $150. And in making distribution of said tract, and halves of all the buildings with the rights pertaining, we apportion the same, in three thousand, six hundred and ninety-six equal and undivided shares, of which we set to the heirs of Ruth Ann Hodge, viz. to Albert L. Hodge 924 shares or one fourth of the whole number of said shares.
      We set to the heirs of Lavinia Hitchcock one fourth of the whole number of said shares, viz we set to –
      To Vantile Hitchcock -- To Sarah Butt -- To Jane Merwin -- To Julia Platt -- To Ruth A Hunt -- To Rebecca Wilber -- To George Hitchcock -- To Frederick Hitchcock -- To Jabez Hitchcock -- To Helen A. Justice -- To Rose Warner -- To Charles M Warner -- To William Hunt -- To Elisha W. Hunt -- Making in all
      84 shares or 1/44 of the whole number 84 “”””””””
84 “”””””””
84 “”””””””
      84 “”””””””
84 “”””””””
84 “”””””””
84 “”””””””
84 “”””””””
28 “ or 1/132 ””””””” 28 “”””””””
      28 “”””””””
42 “ or 1/88 ”””””””
42 “”””””””
924 “ “ 1⁄4 “””””” of shares distributed which we set as above to the heirs
      of Lavinia Hitchcock
We set to the heirs of Horace Bunnell one fourth of the whole number of 3696 shares, viz. we set :
      To Cornelia Adeline Dunwell--
      231 shares or 1/16th of the whole number 231 shares “ 1/16th ”””””””
      77 shares “ 1/48th ””””””” 77 shares “ 1/48th ””””””” 77 shares “ 1/48th ”””””””
      To Charles E. Bunnell To Wilhemima T. Crane To Harriet Thornton
To Park H. Thornton Making in all
heirs of Horace Bunnell
      We also set to the heirs
      -- -- -- --
      924 “” 1⁄4 “””” of shares distributed which we have set as above to the of Charles Bunnell one fourth of the whole number of 3696 shares: viz. we set :
      To Ira H. Bunnell -- To Jane Taylor -- To Charles A. Bunnell -- To Mary L. Umberfield -- To Annie M. Turnbull -- To John M. Bunnell -- To Levi F. Bunnell -- Making in all
      heirs of Charles Bunnell.
      132 shares or 1/28 of the whole number 132 shares “ 1/28th ”””””””
132 shares “ 1/28th ”””””””
132 shares “ 1/28th ”””””””
      132 shares “ 1/28th ”””””””
132 shares “ 1/28th ”””””””
132 shares “ 1/28th ”””””””
924 “”1/4 “””” of shares distributed which we have set as above to the
      All of the above heirs as above stated, being the next of kin or their legal heirs or representatives of now living of Sarah M. Benham late of Oxford deceased as appears on the accompanying order of distribution.
      And in this distribution so made by us we reserve to each and every heir named therein the same rights and privileges to enjoy and use the real estate so distributed as were held by Sarah M. Benham the deceased and as stated in a mutual distribution of ancestral estate which fell to her jointly and as is recorded on the Land Records of Oxford vol 19 Pages 280 + 281.
      Dated Oxford Charles H. Butter May 8th 1880 Nelson B. Williams
      Nathan J. Wilcoxson
      } Distributors } under oath }
      This same is accepted and approved this 8th day of May 1880 and ordered for record. Attest Lewis Barnes
      Judge
      [The following text is in the margin:]
Estate of Sarah M. Benham
Order of Distribution and Return
Accepted and recorded vol 5 pages 59 to 64
    Person ID I92786  Schirado
    Last Modified 11 July 2018 

    Father John L. Fairchild,   b. about 1801, Ridgefield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 April 1860, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Clara Bunnell,   b. about 1800, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 April 1856, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 26 January 1825  Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F60679  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Washington Benham,   b. about 1812, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889, Beacon Falls, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married after April 1866 
    Family ID F61088  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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