Written by: Leo Lawton

Sadly Lysander took his own life by hanging in his barn.



In the matter of the application of W_?__ G Holmes and Daniel H Scofield, creditors of Lysander Lawton, deceased, intestate, to have the real estate of the said Lysander Lawton mortgaged leased or sold for the payments of his debts. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to an order made by Ross C Scott, Surrogate of said county, in the above entitled matter, this 20th day of March, 1879, we shall expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder, as the law dictates, on the premises, the late residence of Lysander Lawton in Antwerp, N. Y., at Antwerp, N. Y., at 10 o’clock a. m. on the 10th day of May, 1879, the following described real estate, of which Lysander Lawton died, seized, viz: All that tract or parcel of land situate in the town of Antwerp, Jefferson county, N.Y., being known and distinguished as part of lots Nos. 651-682, and is bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a black oak tree cornered and marked standing on the north bank of Indian River about nine rods from the Holden Bridge; thence N 9° W 25 chains 25 links along the line of H. H. Gill’s lot to the southeasterly corner of 40 and 95-100th acres sold by Ezekiel Fay to A. Mason thence S 69° W along the line of said Mason 20 chains to the line of Alvin Coolidge’s lot; thence S 10° 24 chains 31 links to the bank of the aforesai driver as it winds and turns to the place of beginning–containing 70 acres of land, being the same more or less, and being the same lands conveyed to the said Betsey Lawton by Ezekiel Fay and Sophia his wife, February 25th, 1860 and are subject to the same reservations and stipulations contained in said deed concerning mines and minerals. On said premises there are the ordinary farm buildings.

Dated March 29th, 1879

Lucy A Lawton William McNeil Administrators

Wm B Breen, Att’y, Philadelphia, N. Y.