In the matter of the estate of FREDERICK W. WHITE of Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY: On 16 October 1852, HIRAM HOLCOMB of Watertown, NY petitioned to open probate.
Heirs/next of kin:
HARRIET A. WHITE, widow
GEORGE F. WHITE
LEWIS E. WHITE
MARY ADELIA WHITE
ELVIRA LUCELIA WHITE, minors of Watertown, NY
FRANCES A. MARTIN, wife of WILLIAM MARTIN of Chicago, Illinois
CHARLES K. WHITE of Plainfield, IL
VINCENT L. WHITE of New Zealand, children of the deceased
FREDERICK W. WHITE named his wife, HARRIET ADELIA WHITE. Named his oldest son, CHARLES R. WHITE of Plainfield, Illinois. Named his two sons: GEORGE F. WHITE and LEWIS E. WHITE. Named his two daughters: MARY ADDIA WHITE and ELVIRA LUCELIA WHITE. Each son to receive a set of silver teaspoons marked with the names of their respective mothers. Named HIRAM HOLCOMB as executor of the will. Named his six children: VINCENT L. WHITE, FRANCES A. MARTIN, wife of WILLIAM MARTIN, MARY A. WHITE, ELVIRA L. WHITE, GEORGE F. WHITE and LEWIS E. WHITE. Will dated 11 January 1852.
/s/ F. W. White Witnesses: WM. K. HAWKS and LYSANDER H. BROWN both of Watertown, NY
Directed that wife HARRIET ADELIA WHITE should share the said residue of the estate equally with the six children. The inclusion of Harriet in the residue portion of the estate was in lieu of dower rights. Codicil dated 17 July 1852.
/s/ F. W. White
Witnesses: LYSANDER H. BROWN of WILLIAM K. HAWKS both of Watertown.
Will and codicil proved: 6 December 1852
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 2, p. 328.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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