In the matter of the estate of ELIJAH PAYNE of Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY:
WILLIAM K. HAWKS, a creditor from the firm of Cady and Hawks of Watertown, NY, petitioned to open probate on 18 November 1837.
In the petition, Hawks stated that ELIJAH PAYNE had died in Clayton in July of 1837 and owed him a sum of money. Elijah Payne left a widow, MARGARET, of Clayton. Further, Payne had died without making a will.
Jefferson Co., NY Estate Papers: Box P1
NOTE: Elijah Payne died in 1837 at 38 years 4 months and is buried in Clayton, Jefferson Co.
Widow, Margaret, died 25 September 1873 at 76 years.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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