In the matter of the estate of HIRAM WATKINS of Orleans, Jeff. Co., NY: On 24 March 1857, JAMES W. FRANCISCO of Orleans petitioned to open probate.
WILLIAM WATKINS, father of the deceased, of Lyme, of full age
MARY M. WATKINS of Lyme, a minor having no general guardian, widow of the deceased.
HIRAM WATKINS named his wife, MARY MATILDA. And appointed her and J. W. FRANCISCO as executors of the will. Will dated 5 March 1857.
/s/ Hiram X Watkins (his mark)
Witnesses: J. W. Francisco, Daniel Eddy and Charles J. Simpson all of Orleans, Jeff. Co. NY
Will proved: 13 April 1857
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 4, p. 483.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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