In the matter of the estate of ALBERT J. BAILEY of Antwerp, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 13 August 1851, ALMOND BUEL of Antwerp, Jefferson Co., filed a petition to open probate as the executor.
Heirs/next of kin:
SARAH JANE BAILEY, widow of the deceased of full age
SARAH JANE BAILEY
ALBERT BAILEY, children of the deceased with no general guardian
MARY LORD, wife of JOHN LORD
ELIZABETH BAILEY of Leyden, Lewis Co., NY
ALFRED BAILEY of Westmoreland, Oneida Co., NY
LUTHER H. BAILEY of Antwerp, Jefferson Co.
CLARK BAILEY, whose residence in Antwerp but who was then gone to sea for his health, sailing from Boston about two weeks since.
WILL OF ALBERT J. BAILEY
ALBERT J. BAILEY named his wife, SARAH JANE. Named their children: SARAH JANE and ALBERT. JOHN LORD is mentioned as a potential helper for the family. Named the Baptist Church and Society in Antwerp to support a minister of the gospel. Mentions his natural brothers and sisters but not by name. Committed the custody and guardianship of his children, Sarah Jane and Albert, to his wife and friends ORRIN WILBUR of Lowville and JOHN D. LORD of Leyden, Lewis Co., NY. If any disputes arose about the will, then the above-named men would settle all issues with ALMOND BUEL as a third "director". Appointed his brother, LUTHER H. BAILEY, ALMOND BUEL of Antwerp and ORRIN WILBUR of Lowville as executors of the will. Will dated 5 February 1851. /s/ Albert J. Bailey
Witnesses: O. WILBUR, L. B. WILBUR and LEDALE WILBUR all of Lowville, Lewis Co., NY.
Will proved: 4 December 1851.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 1, p. 538.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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