In the matter of the estate of EBEN SMITH of Lyme, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 5 April 1847, WILLIAM D. SMITH of Lyme petitioned to open probate and stated that Eben had appointed FREDERICK BELL as sole executor of the will and named WILLIAM D. SMITH, as a devisee.
Heirs/next of kin:
MARTHA SMITH, widow of the deceased
JOHN S. SMITH
MARY HORTON, widow of WILLIAM C. HORTON, deceased
EMELINE HORTON and her husband, JOHN T. HORTON
GEORGE W. SMITH
WILLIAM D. SMITH, all of Lyme, NY
ADALINE WESCOTT and her husband JAMES WESCOTT
LORENZO JOHNSON, all of Hounsfield, NY
JENA M. HARRIS and her husband, EDWIN R. HARRIS of Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., NY
The following minors:
ANN MARIA JOHNSON
WILL OF EBEN SMITH
EBEN SMITH named his youngest son, WILLIAM D. SMITH. Named his oldest son, JOHN S. SMITH. Named his second son, GEORGE W. SMITH. Named his oldest daughter, MARY HORTON, widow of WILLIAM C. HORTON. Named EMELINE HORTON, wife of JOHN T. HORTON. Named ADALINE WESCOTT, wife of JAMES WESCOTT. Appointed FREDERICK BELL as sole executor. Will dated 3 June 1844. /s/ Eben Smith
Witnesses: L. G. HOYT and ELI FARWELL both of Watertown, NY
Will proved: 19 April 1847.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. D., p. 342.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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