In the matter of the estate of ANSON SMITH of Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 13 January 1849, CHARLES D. SMITH of Rutland petitioned to open probate and that Anson had appointed him and his brother JOHN B. SMITH, both sons of the deceased, as executors of the will.
Heirs/next of kin:
CHARLES D. SMITH
ANSON MITCHEL and ELIZA MITCHEL of Rutland
JOHN B. SMITH of Sandy Creek in Oswego Co., NY
WILLIAM MITCHEL of Watertown, NY
GARRET E. SMITH of Wethersfield, Henry County, Illinois
William Mitchel and Eliza Mitchel were minors under 21 years.
WILL OF ANSON SMITH
ANSON SMITH named his wife, POLLY SMITH. Named his son, JOHN B. SMITH. Named his grandson, MORTON SMITH. Named his son, CHARLES D. SMITH. Named his grandson, ANSON MITCHELL. Named his grandson, WILLIAM MITCHEL. Appointed CHARLES D. SMITH and JASON CLARK as executors of the will. Will dated 29 June 1848. /s/ Anson Smith Witnesses: WILLIAM SOUTHWORTH and JEREMIAH TUTTLE of Rutland, NY.
Anson Smith made changes in property bequests and awarded wife Polly shares of stock in the Jefferson Co. Bank. Named his granddaughter, ELIZA MITCHEL, when 21. Additional awards to grandson, ANSON MITCHEL. Additional bequest to grandson, WILLIAM MITCHEL. Named his grandson, MORTON SMITH when 21. Codicil dated 28 December 1848. /s/ Anson Smith
Witnesses: J. MOORE, JR. and D. E. H. MOORE both of Watertown, NY
Revoked all legacy to ANSON and WILLIAM MITCHEL. But gave grandson, ANSON MITCHEL some interest held against HARLOW MITCHEL. Named similar bequest to WILLIAM MITCHEL. Additional bequest to son, CHARLES. Additional bequest to Polly. Revoked the appointment of JASON CLARK as executor and appointed his son, JOHN B. SMITH and CHARLES D. SMITH as executors of the will. Codicil dated 22 January 1849. /s/ Anson Smith
Witnesses: J. MOORE of Watertown and WILLIAM SOUTHWORTH Of Rutland.
Will and codicils proved: 3 April 1849.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. E., pp. 177-184.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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