In the matter of the estate of BERIAH NOTT of the Town of Clayton, Jefferson Co., NY:
Petition to open the probate was brought by CHAUNCEY NOTT, in behalf of JOHN NOTT of Clayton and by his children in that behalf. Beriah Nott died in the month of November 1839. John Nott was a devisee in the will of Beriah Nott.
Heirs and next of kin were named in the Petition:
HANNAH NOTT, his mother of Clayton
JOHN NOTT, his brother of Clayton
JUSTUS NOTT, his brother of Lyme
LEAZER NOTT, his brother of Clayton
IRENE McMAHON, his sister, wife of JOHN McMAHON of Lyme
HANNAH M. McGILLIS, MARY ANN McGILLIS, CATHERINE M. McGILLIS, his nieces, children of LAURA ANN McGILLIS, his sister who was deceased, children by her husband TORRENCE McGILLIS of Lyme, the said nieces being minors and having no general guardian other than their father Torrence McGillis
CHAUNCEY NOTT of Lyme
WILL OF BERIAH NOTT
BERIAH NOTT of Clayton named the following: beloved mother HANNAH and brother JOHN to receive land on Three Mile Creek. Named executors GIDEON ROGERS and STEPHEN YORK, sole executors. Will dated 23 November 1838. /S/ Beriah Nott.
Witnesses: PETER RHINAS, SYDNEY CHAPMAN, ARA C. LYON
Will proved 24 October 1840.
Jefferson Co., Wills Vol. B., pp 35-37
NOTE: In the 1850 census of Lyme, Jefferson Co:
JOHN MCMAHON age 33, b Scotland
ROSETTA J. MCMAHON age 33, b NY
SAFRONA MCMAHON age 9, b NY
ELLEN D. 7, b NY
CATHARINE McGILIS age 14, b NY
HANNAH NOTT, age 88 b Connecticut*
JOHN NOTT, age 52, b NY
NATHAN NOTT, age 38 b NY
SAMUEL LISKUM age 40 b VT
EDWARD LOPER age 12, b NY
DANIEL LISKUM age 15, b NY
IRENE McMAHON, wife of JOHN McMAHON, died 1869 at 53y 7m 4d in Lyme.
LAURA A. NOTT MCGILLIS, b 1807, d 1839, wife of TORRENCE
TORRENCE MCGILLIS b 1804, died 1895
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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