Hiram Merrell Estate



IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HIRAM MERRELL of Watertown, Jeff. Co., NY:
On 27 August 1860, JOHN LANSING of Watertown, NY petitioned to open probate.

HEIRS/NEXT OF KIN:
HENRY B. MERRELL of Madison, Dane Co., WI
MARY E. CALVIN, wife of DELANO C. CALVIN
HIRAM A. MERRELL of Watertown, NY
HARRIET R. HILLS, wife of D. H. HILLS of Chicago, Illinois, of full age
CAROLINE M. MERRELL and SYLVIA W. MERRELL of Watertown, minors having no general guardian, all children of the deceased.
CAROLINE MERRELL of Watertown of full age, widow of the deceased

WILL OF HIRAM MERRELL

Hiram mentions his wife and her dower but not by name, initially and later names her as CAROLINE MERRELL. Hiram named his daughter, CAROLINE M. MERRELL. Named his daughter, SYLVIA W. MERRELL. Named his children: HENRY B. MERRELL; MARY E. CALVIN, wife of D. C. CALVIN; HARRIET R. HILLS, wife of D. H. HILLS; HIRAM A. MERRELL; CAROLINE M. MERRELL and SYLVIA W. MERRELL.
Will dated: 12 March 1860. /s/ Hiram Merrell
Witnesses: G. H. Sherman and C. A. Sherman of Watertown, NY

CODICIL:
Dated 12 March 1860-
Property that was to go to Mary E. Calvin, is hereby revoked and the property to go to John Lansing to hold in trust for the use of daughter, MARY E. CALVIN.
Will proved: 12 September 1860.
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 8, p. 32


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