In the matter of the estate of FRANCIS PORTER of LeRay, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 23 June 1866, SAMUEL S. PORTER of LeRay, petitioned to open probate on the estate and stated that he was the named executor of the will.
Heirs/next of kin:
SALLY PORTER of LeRay, widow of Francis Porter, deceased
LAWRENCE L. PORTER
MARTHA WILLARD of LeRay
FRANCIS PORTER, JR. of Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois
EMILY S. PHILLIPS of Liberty Mills, Lake Co., Illinois,
all children of the deceased.
LYDIA E. HALL
MARY L. BLODGETT
JAMES HENRY PORTER
CYRUS E. PORTER of Waukegan, Illinois, children of JAMES H. PORTER, a deceased son of Francis Porter, all of the above being of full age, and
MARTHA ANN PORTER of LeRay, daughter of JEREMIAH PORTER, a deceased son of Francis Porter, and minor, having no general guardian.
WILL OF FRANCIS PORTER
FRANCIS PORTER named his grandson, FRANCIS PORTER PHILLIPS. Named PHILANDER THURSTIN and ACHSA ANTHONY, son and daughter of wife, SALLY, by a former husband. Named wife, SALLY. After her decease, remainder of estate to be sold and divided to: his children, SAMUEL S. PORTER, FRANCIS PORTER, EMILY S. PHILLIPS and MARTHA WILLARD. Named his grandchildren: LYDIA EMILY PORTER; MARY LUCINA PORTER, JAMES HENRY PORTER and CYRUS EDWARD PORTER, they being children of his son, JAMES HENRY PORTER, deceased. Named his granddaughter, MARTHA ANN PORTER, daughter of his son, JEREMIAH PORTER, deceased. Appointed his son, SAMUEL S. PORTER as executor of the will. Will dated 5 July 1865. /s/ Francis Porter.
Witnesses: ISAAC HOWE and ALLEN H. HERRICK, both of LeRay, NY
Francis Porter gave to wife, Sally, in addition to property and goods, a mortgage given over by OLIVER ANTHONY. He also gave her the stock and implements on the farm. Dated 1 February 1866. /s/ Francis Porter
Witnesses: S. S. PORTER and OLIVER ANTHONY
Will proved: 23 July 1866.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 9, pp. 480-2.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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