In the matter of the estate of ANNA DORCHESTER of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 3 August 1841, DELIA ANN DORCHESTER, petitioned to open probate. She stated that Anna Dorchester had deceased in September 1840 and had left a will and had appointed Delia Ann Dorchester and THOMPSON PHELPS as co-administrators; however, Thompson Phelps had recently deceased.
Heirs/next of kin:
DELIA ANN DORCHESTER, petitioner
HENRY C. DORCHESTER
ALFRED T. DORCHESTER
ANDREW JACKSON DORCHESTER
ELVIRA A. DORCHESTER
CAROLINE DORCHESTER, all of Hounsfield, Jeff. Co.
WILL OF ANNA DORCHESTER
ANN DORCHESTER named her daughter-in-law, MARIAH DORCHESTER. She named granddaughter, DELIA ANN DORCHESTER. She named respected friend, THOMPSON PHELPS as executor. Will dated: 18 July 1835. /s/ Anna Dorchester
Witnesses: JOHN THOMPSON, JOHN MOTT, ANDREW L. PHELPS.
Will proved: 14 August 1841.
Jefferson Co. NY Wills: Vol. B, p. 205.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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