In the matter of the estate of EPHRAIM SMITH of Wilna, Jefferson County, NY: On 17 January 1855, HERMAN COWAN of Wilna, petitioned to open probate.
MARIA ARMSTRONG, wife of WILLIAM ARMSTRONG
NAPOLEON B. SMITH
THOMAS J. SMITH
CYNTHIA GOULD, wife of JOHN GOULD of Wilna
PATIENCE CHASE, wife of DAVID CHASE or Rutland
FRANCES BLOOD, wife of LEVI BLOOD of Windsor Co., Vermont
EPHRAIM SMITH made his will at age 79. He named his son, DAVID SMITH. He named his daughter, MARIA ARMSTRONG. Named his son, NAPOLEAN B. SMITH. Named his daughter, PATIENCE CHASE. Named his daughter, FRANCIS BLOOD. Named his son, EPHRAM SMITH. Named his grandson, STILLMAN ARMSTRONG. Named grandson, EPHRAIM SMITH, son of David. Appointed HERMAN COWAN as executor. Will dated 10 June 1854.
/s/ Ephraim Smith
Witnesses: Theodore S. Hammond and Charles T. Hammond, both of Carthage, NY
Will proved: 12 March 1855.
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 3, p. 364.
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