In the matter of the estate of AARON ROOT of LeRay, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 7 November 1840, ISAAC S. CRAIN petitioned to open probate on the estate and he had been appointed as one of the executors of the will.
Heirs/next of kin:
BETSEY M. ROOT of LeRay, widow of deceased Aaron Root
PALMER ROOT, of Poland, Herkimer Co., NY, son of the deceased
BOWEN ROOT of LeRay, her son
LEVI ROOT of LeRay, his son
MYRTILLA CRANE, her daughter and wife of Isaac Crane, petitioner, of LeRay
WILL OF AARON ROOT
AARON ROOT named his wife, BETSEY M. ROOT. Named his daughter, MYTILLA CRANE. Named his adopted granddaughter, DINERVIA ROURKE, daughter of FRANCES and ABIGAIL ROURKE. Named his three sons: PALMER ROOT, BOWEN ROOT, LEVI ROOT and son-in-law, ISAAC L. CRAINE. The two lots in the graveyard lately surveyed and reserved by him would remain for a burying ground for him and his heirs forever and never to be sold or put to any better use. He appointed PALMER ROOT, BOWN ROOT, LEVI ROOT, and ISAAC S. CRAIN as executors. Will dated 6 June 1840. /s/ Aaron Root.
Witnesses: NATHUN INGERSON and ROBERT M. HAYNES both of LeRay, NY
Will proved: 11 November 1840.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. B., p. 51.
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