In the matter of the estate of AARON W. PORTER of Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 12 May 1846, JOHN L. GOLDSMID of Watertown, and ISABELLA PORTER of Rutland petitioned to open probate and had been named executors in the will.
Heirs/next of kin:
ISABELLA PORTER, widow of the deceased
SOPHIA WOOD, wife of DANIEL WOOD of Champion
LAURA GOLDSMID, wife of JOHN L. GOLDSMID of Watertown
CYNTHIA MALCOLM, wife of ARMSTRONG MALCOLM of Leyden, Lewis Co., NY
LOUISA JONES, wife of JOHN P. JONES, whose residence is unknown, but last place of residence was near Ohio City in the State of Ohio.
WILL OF AARON W. PORTER
AARON W. PORTER mentions a sum of thirty-five dollars to be paid yearly for the support of his mother during her life but does not give her name. Bequeaths to each of his surviving sisters, but not by name. Named his friend ZACHEUS HIGBY and his wife residing in Illinois. Named his wife, ISABELLA and his estate under her control and disposal subject to the claims of charity, benevolence and the sacred gospel which embraced the great doctrine of Equal Human Rights. He appointed Isabella and his brother-in-law, JOHN L. GOLDSMID, as executors. Will dated 7 June 1843. /s/ Aaron W. Porter.
Witnesses: ZENAS SHAW of Rutland and ANDREW EDWARDS JR. of Rutland.
Named his niece CYNTHIA JONES when eighteen years. Dated 14 April 1846. /s/ Aaron W. Porter. Witnesses: NATHANIEL WADSWORTH and LATAN FIELD of Rutland, NY
Will proved: 29 July 1846.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. D., pp. 227-229.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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