Susan and Beverly Haight 1892
Dr. In is be in olos- now for USABLE TO PKOVE IT. to receive retiring John possible Jadffe Brown Tliaucut If ITIrfl. Halgul made a Will tncrc Proof finotlffh ol It* In 1882 Mrs. Susan A Haight of street, Newburg, died leaving considerable considerable property. Although no will was ever produced or offered for probate ( some who were Interested became convinced convinced thai Mrs. Halght had made a and that it iad been destroyed after death. Accordingly, Barah Little of Brooklyn, who believed that the will the bulk of Mrs. Haight's property to her, brought a suit under the provision of the code referring to fraudulent destruction destruction of wills, against Mrs. Halghl's husband, Beverly Haight. Defense was made that no will had ever been Tho case was tried before Judge F. Brown, In Newburg, Wednesday. Willis Phillips testified that he happened to visit Beverly Haight tho Sunday following following the death of Mrs. Haight. This was at the Lander street house. The witness said that Beverly Haight took will out of a desk and read it. It will of Susan A. Haight. By its provisions provisions a thousand dollars or so were given to certain parties i but all the remainder of the property was willed Sarah LUtle. Witness said that he remembered remembered the iiame of only one of witnesses of the will. This was L. S, Sterrit. Mr. Sterrit was placed upon the He swore that he had no recollection any such will. He also said there nothing among the papers of the late Judge Taylor to indicate the existence such a will. Judge Brown dismissed the case.