It was determined that Mary Farmer forged Sarah's signature to the deed for both the tenant house, and the one that Sarah and her husband lived in next door. Mary Farmer was convicted of Sarah's murder and Mary's husband eventually acquitted of complicity. Mary died in the electric chair at Prison] March 29, 1909.
She was the first woman to die in the electric chair in New York, the second woman to be executed in the state, and the only one from Jefferson County.
See also Notorious Jefferson County Crime