In the matter of the estate of ERASTUS IVES of Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 15 October 1828, LUCY IVES petitioned to open probate as the widow of Erastus Ives. She stated that he had died on 3 September 1828 and did not leave a will. She was also asking that her dower rights be recognized in the tract of land that was the home farm.
Heirs/next of kin:
LUCY IVES, widow of Erastus Ives and petitioner
HENRY IVES, all children of the deceased
Jefferson Co., NY Estate Papers, Box I5-7/ 44.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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