In the matter of the estate of BELAH JACKSON of Champion, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 8 June 1878, CATHERINE JACKSON, widow of Belah, filed a petition to open probate. She stated that Belah had deceased on 25 May 1878 without a will.
Heirs/next of kin:
all of Champion, children of the deceased and minors of Belah and Catherine.
Lillie and Belle are over 14 years of age and Emma is under 14 and has no general guardian.
Jefferson Co., NY Estate Papers, Box J1-4/3.NOTE: The debts of Belah exceeded the assets so his real estate had to be sold to satisfy the creditors. However, within the paperwork on the estate is mention of property that Belah had received from DANIEL JACKSON by deed bearing date of 13 October 1859, recorded on 27 Oct. 1859, Vol. 139 of Deeds, page 633.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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