In the matter of the estate of ELISHA SCOFIELD of Theresa, Jeff. Co., NY: On 27 March 1860, ALVAH SCOFIELD of LeRay, petitioned to open probate:
MARY TAGGART, wife of JOSEPH TAGGART of DeKalb, St. Lawr. Co., NY
SALLY FLINT, wife of ALVIN FLINT of LeRay, Jeff. Co.
LYDIA SMITH, wife of WILLIAM SMITH of Philadelphia, NY
HULDAH ANTHONY, wife of DARIUS ANTHONY of Cape Vincent, Jeff. Co.
ALVAN SCOFIELD, petitioner
ELNATAHN SCOFIELD of North Adams, Hillsdale Co. Michigan
ELIAS SCOFIELD, of Clinton Co., Michigan, all children of the deceased and of full age.
LYDIA M. RICKARD, wife of ______RICKARD
MARY SPANGLER, wife of ____SPANGLER
HARRIET CARPENTER all of the town of Pleasant, Steuben Co., Indiana
ABI HYDE, wife of ___HYDE
RUTH VINTON, wife of ___VINTON of Aunon, DeKalb Co., Indiana, all children of PHEBE CARPENTER, deceased, who was a daughter of said Elisha Scofield, deceased, all of full age except ANCON CARPENTER, ALVAH CARPENTER and HARRIET CARPENTER, minors having no general guardian.
JENNETTE BABCOCK, wife of CHRISTOPHER BABCOCK
CLARISSA STEWART, wife of ABNER STEWART, all of Champion, Jeff. Co., NY
SALLY WAIT, of Philadelphia, Jeff. Co.
ELISHA McNEIL of Watertown
ARCHIBALD McNEIL of Tecumseh, Lenawee Co. Michigan
ALVAN McNEIL of California, all of full age, children of CLARISSA McNEIL, deceased, who was a daughter of said Elisha Scofield, deceased.
JAMES WOOD of Wellsville, Alleghany Co., NY, son of ABIGAIL WOOD, deceased, who was a daughter of the testator.
BETSEY SCOFIELD, all of DeKalb, St. Lawr. co., NY, , and all of full age, except STEPHEN SCOFIELD, RHODA SCOFIELD and BETSEY SCOFIELD, who are minors having no general guardian
NORMAN SCOFIELD of California, children of ELISHA SCOFIELD, Jr., deceased, and MELINDA SCOFIELD of DeKalb, St. Lawr. Co., NY, widow of said Elisha Scofield, Jr., deceased.
BENJAMIN WALTS, husband of RHODA WALTS, a deceased daughter of the testator, and who died after said testator, of Theresa, Jeff. Co., NY, deceased.
That ABIGAIL SCOFIELD of Philadelphia, Jeff. Co., of full age is the widow of Elisha Scofield, the testator.
ELISHA SCOFIELD named his wife, ABIGAIL. He named his sons: ELNATHAN, ALVA, ELIAS, and ELISHA. He named his daughters: CLARRISSA McNEIL, MARY TAGGART, PHEBE CARPENTER, SALLY FLINT, LYDIA SMITH, HULDAH ANTHONY AND RHODA WALTS.
He appointed his son, ALVA SCOFIELD and son-in-law, WILLIAM SMITH, as executors of the will. Will dated 2 April 1846.
/s/ Elisha Scofield
Witnesses: John W. Tamblin of LeRay, Jeff. Co. and Joseph Boyer of LeRay.
Will proved: 28 May 1860
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 7, pp. 383-84.
NOTE: Please see the Pioneer Page for Elisha Scofield, who was also a veteran of the Revolutionary War, for additional information.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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