In the matter of the estate of DANIEL McNIEL of Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 7 August 1849 ALEXANDER McNIEL of Henderson petitioned to open probate and stated that he had been named executor of the will.
Heirs/next of kin:
SALLY McNIEL, widow of the deceased
ELIZA M. McNIEL
MARY McNIEL, all of Henderson, NY
BETSEY MYRICK, and her husband, SOLOMON MYRICK of Adams, NY
Eliza McNiel was a minor
JAMES IVORY of Detroit, Michigan
WILFORD M. SHEPHERD of Henderson, a legatee, all minors under 21 years.
WILL OF DANIEL McNIEL
DANIEL McNIEL named his wife, SALLY, formerly wife of ABEL SHEPARD, deceased. Mentioned a coverlit to her that belonged to his first wife. Mentions a deed which he gave to his present wife dated 9 August 1832. Named a young friend, WILFORD M. SHEPARD. Named his granddaughter, ANNA ELIZA McNIEL. Directed executor to procure a suitable set of tombstones for twenty dollars. Named his son, ALEXANDER McNIEL and appointed him executor. Will dated 14 February 1846. /s/ Daniel McNiel
Witnesses: MOSES A. BUNNEL of Henderson, NY and LUCY McNIEL of Henderson.
Will proved: 20 August 1849.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 1, p. 137.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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