In the matter of the estate of BENJAMIN PRIOR of Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 27 June 1845, JOHN PRIOR of Brownville, petitioned to open probate and stated that he had been named in the will as sole executor.
Heirs/next of kin:
JULIANA PRIOR, widow of deceased Benjamin Prior
DIANA, wife of BERIAH ALLEN
JULIANA, wife of HOSEA MOFFAT
AMY, wife of ALBA STRONG
OSCAR F. PRIOR all of Brownville.
WILL OF BENJAMIN PRIOR
BENJAMIN PRIOR made his will on 20 May 1841. He named his wife, JULIANA. Named his three daughters: JULIANA MOFFAT, wife of HOSEA MOFFAT. DIANA ALLEN, wife of BERIAH ALLEN. AMY STRONG, wife of ALBA STRONG. Named his son, JOHN PRIOR. Named his son, OSCAR F. PRIOR. Mentioned farm given to John and Oscar by their brother, THOMAS PRIOR. Will dated 20 May 1841. /s/ Benjamin Prior
Witnesses: PAUL W. GILLET of Brownville, NY and JOHN CLARKE of Watertown, NY
Will proved: 7 July 1845
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. D., p. 40.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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