In the matter of the estate of BETSEY LAWRENCE of Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., NY: On 12 November 1855, POLLY BROWN and SAMUEL BROWN, her husband, in the right of POLLY filed a petition to open probate.
JEREMIAH HODGE of Lamartine, Fond du Lac Co., Wisconsin
DANIEL HODGE of Metamora, Lapeer Co., Michigan, brothers of the deceased
POLLY BROWN, wife of SAMUEL BROWN, a sister of the deceased
MARTHA HODGE, mother of the deceased, all of Ellisburgh, Jeff. Co., and all of full age.
BETSEY LAWRENCE named her mother, MARTHA HODGE. Named her sister, MARY BROWN, wife of SAMUEL BROWN. Requested that a suitable monument be erected for her mother after her decease. Requested that the mortgage payment by RICHARD HAZEL be used for payment of all her debts, funeral expenses and the expense of a suitable monument at her grave. Named her two brothers: JEREMIAH HODGE of the State of Wisconsin and DAVID HODGE, of the State of Michigan. Will dated 2 August 1855.
/s/ Betsey Lawrence.
Witnesses: Calvin Skinner and Mary Skinner, both of Adams, NY
Will proved: 15 January 1856.
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 4, p. 121.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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