In the matter of the estate of JAMES EARL of Ellisburg, Jeff. Co., NY: On 12 March 1858, JOHN ALLEN of Ellisburgh petitioned to open probate.
Heirs/next of kin:
NANCY POTTER, wife of EDWIN POTTER
ELIZA WILLIAMS of Ellisburgh
JOHN EARL of Chagrin Falls Cuyahoga Co, Ohio
PRUDENCE WELCH of Madison, Wisconsin, all children of the deceased
FREDERICK EARL of Oswego City, NY
DUANE EARL of Ellisburg, all of full age
D. ALBERT EARL, a minor having no general guardian, children of ELI EARL, a deceased son of James Earl.
James Earl (Senior) of Ellisburgh, named his daughter, ELIZA WILLIAMS and his daughter, NANCY POTTER. Named his daughter PRUDENCE WELCH. Named his daughter-in-law, HANNAH EARL, widow of his son, ELI, deceased. Ordered his executors to procure grave stones similar to the grave of his wife, ELIZABETH, not to exceed $20. Named his son, JOHN. Named his grandson, LORIN EARL. Named his son, WILLIAM. Named his son, JAMES. Left his sea chest to his grandsons, EARL FERNANDO and BRAYTON WILLIAMS. He appointed JOHN ALLEN and WILLIAM EARL as executors.
Will dated 14 October 1857. /s/ James Earl
Witnesses: John Allen, E. P. Williams and P. L. Williams
Will proved: 21 June 1858
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 6, p. 25
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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