In the matter of the estate of ELI SPICER of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 5 November 1841, POLLY SPICER of Hounsfield, petitioned to open probate and stated that Eli had deceased and had made a will but had not named an executor.
Heirs/next of kin:
POLLY SPICER, widow and petitioner
WILLIAM R. SPICER of Hounsfield
LORINDA SPICER both of Hounsfield
WOOLSEY SPICER of Watson, Lewis Co., NY
FREEMAN SPICER, ELI SPICER and ASAHEL SPICER, minors having no general guardian, of Hounsfield.
THOMAS D. SPICER was named special guardian of the infants.
WILL OF ELI SPICER
ELI SPICER named his wife, POLLY. He named daughter, ORRILLA and her heirs. Named his daughter, LORINDA. Named his son, RILEY. Named his sons, WOOLSEY , FREEMAN, ELI and ASAHEL. Will dated 26 November 1838. /s/ Eli Spicer
Witnesses: BENJAMIN MAXON and THOMAS D. SPICER of Hounsfield.
Will proved: 29 November 1841.
Jefferson Co. Wills, Vol. B, p. 332.
NOTE: Son, Riley, in the will is probably William R. Spicer. Eli died 19 October 1841 and is buried in Hounsfield, Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Polly died 20 Dec. 1849 at 52 years, 5 mos, 25 days and is buried in Sulphur Springs.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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