In the matter of the estate of EZEKIEL CHEEVER of Clayton, Jefferson Co., NY:
JOHN CHEEVER of Clayton petitioned to open probate and stated that Ezekiel had died on the 20th day of February 1849 at Clayton. Petition dated 16 Feb. 1850.
Heirs/next of kin:
RUTH CHEEVER, widow
all of Clayton, NY
STERLING CHEEVER of Cape Vincent
MAHALIA JOINER, wife of ELIHU JOINER of Henderson, all of Jefferson Co.
SALLY LAWRENCE, wife of HARVEY LAWRENCE, residence unknown
POLLY JEWELL, wife of ___JEWELL of Flowersfield, Bucks Co., Michigan
LYDIA, SALVINIA, MARIA, REBECCA, LOVISA CHEEVER, heirs of the late STOUGHTON? CHEEVER, deceased and grandchildren of Ezekiel Cheever, deceased, residing in the Town of Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., Indiana
ABIGAIL GOULD, wife of JEREMIAH GOULD of the state of Iowa
ELIZA JANE ALEXANDER , wife of SAMUEL ALEXANDER of Richland, Oswego Co NY
PHEBE, PETER B. and JOHN CALKINS, children and heirs of RUTH CALKINS, deceased, late wife of ROSWELL CALKINS and grandchildren and heirs of said Ezekiel Cheever, residing in Richland, Oswego Co., NY
PHEBEE, PETER B. and JOHN CALKINS and LYDIA SALOMIA, MARIA and REBECCA LOVISIA CHEEVER are minors under the age of 21, and have no general guardian in the state, residents of Warsaw, Kosciusko, Indiana
WILL OF EZEKIEL CHEEVER
EZEKIEL CHEEVER stated in his will that he was 65 years and upwards. He named his wife, RUTH. He named son, JOHN CHEEVER. The majority of his estate went to JOHN CHEEVER who was named sole executor. Will dated: 8 February 1837. /s/ Ezekiel Cheever
Witnesses: WILLIAM RUGER and CHARLES MASON both of Watertown, NY
Will proved: 16 July 1851.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 1, p. 465.
NOTE: Ezekiel Cheever was born 19 August 1771 and died 20 Feb. 1849 per his tombstone in Freeman Cemetery, Jefferson Co., NY His Wife, Ruth, died 28 Feb. 1860 in her 85th year.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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