In the matter of the estate of EUNICE PATTERSON of the Town of Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY:
MARY PATTERSON of Orleans, Jefferson Co., petitioned to open probate on 10 October 1859 and was sole executor of Eunice Patterson.
Heirs/next of kin named in petition to open probate:
MARY PATTERSON, the petitioner
JOSIAH PATTERSON (listed also as JONAH)
SYLVIA PATTERSON all of Orleans, Jefferson Co.
JOHN PATTERSON of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co.
MASON PATTERSON of Oconto, Wisconsin
WILLIAM PATTERSON, place of residence unknown
All of the above children of Eunice Patterson
MARIA RUNY wife of GARRET RUNY of Rutland, Dane County, WI of full age
HELEN PARMELEE wife of CHARLES PARMELEE
EUNICE PARMELEE, wife of STEPHEN PARMELEE
WALLACE COPLEMAN, all minors having no general guardian and residents of the State of Wisconsin, all grandchildren of Eunice Patterson
NOTE: In the newspaper advertisement for heirs, also listed: MARIA PATTERSON, Oconto, WI, LEWIS PATTERSON whose residence unknown and LUTHER J. DARWIN of Watertown, guardian of the children in the probate proceedings. Wallace is listed with surname Cosselman.
WILL OF EUNICE PATTERSON
EUNICE PATTERSON of Orleans, age 76 years named her son, FRANKLIN, son, LEWIS ; named her son MASON; her son, JOHN, her son JOSIAH, daughter, SILVEY; and to heirs of her daughter, LODINIA COPLEMON. Daughter, POLLY, to receive parcel of land. Appointed daughter Polly as sole executrix. Will dated 3 March 1854. /s/ Eunice X Patterson Witness: HIRAM DEWEY and HELA CARPENTER of Orleans Will proved: 5 December 1859
Jefferson Co. Wills, Vol. 7-8, p. 151
NOTE: Eunice Patterson was born in Connecticut c. 1774 and is buried in the Grove Cemetery, Orleans, Jefferson Co. NY. Woodruff genealogy states that she was the wife of JOHN PATTERSON. In the 1855 census of Orleans, Eunice was living with Jonah and Mary, who were listed as brother and sister. Next door was Franklin Patterson age 41, and wife, Christianna Patterson, age 42, with their large family. Also listed was AUGUSTA DENINGER, age 23, who was listed as a stepdaughter of Franklin.
Eunice may have been the daughter of JONAH WOODRUFF and MARY OLMSTEAD, also of Litchfield, and early settlers in Jefferson County. Jonah Woodruff was a Revolutionary War veteran.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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