In the matter of the estate of ANSEL McNEIL of Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 22 May 1841, ELIHU MORTON McNEIL of Henderson, petitioned to open probate on the estate. Named executors were ELIHU MORTON McNEIL and WILLIAM McNEIL. Ansel had deceased on 29 April 1841.
Heirs/next of kin:
MARY McNEIL, widow of the deceased
DANIEL McNEIL, father of the deceased
WILL OF ANSEL McNEIL
ANSEL McNEIL named his wife, MARY. If she remarried one-half of a third of the two thirds given to her he gave to the children of his beloved brother, MORTON McNEIL. Named his adopted daughter, JOSEPHINE McNEIL. Mentioned the natural children of his brother, Morton McNeil, but not by name. Appointed his two brothers, WILLIAM McNEIL and MORTON McNEIL as executors. Will dated: 7 March 1840. /s/ Ansel McNeil
Witnesses: E. B. HAWES of Ellisburgh, E. M. ADAMS of Henderson and SOLOMON MYRICK of Adams, Jefferson Co., NY
Will proved: 22 June 1841.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. B, p. 181.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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