James L. Merriman Estate


In the matter of the estate of JAMES L. MERRIMAN of Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY: On 14 April 1857, HIRAM A. MERRIMAN of Cape Vincent, petitioned to open probate.

Heirs/next of kin:

BETSEY ANN BIDWELL, wife of HIRAM BIDWELL
JANE MERRIMAN
MELONA SHAW, wife of DAVID SHAW
HIRAM A. MERRIMAN, petitioner of Cape Vincent
LORINDA REEVES, wife of ABNER REEVES of Brownville
JERUSHA BRISTOL, wife of WILLIAM BRISTOL of Wilna, all of Jefferson County
LAURA SHEPHARD, wife of ORRIN SHEPHARD of Mitchel, Mitchel Co., Iowa, children of the deceased all of full age
SALLY MERRIMAN, of full age and residing in Cape Vincent, is the widow of the deceased.

WILL OF JAMES L. MERRIMAN

JAMES L. MERRIMAN made his will at the age of 64. He named first, his wife, SALLY MERRIMAN. He also appointed her sole executrix of the will. Will dated 21 February 1857.
/s/ James L. Merriman
Witnesses: Henry Cook and Lysander Cook, both of Cape Vincent.
Will proved: 8 June 1857.
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 5, p. 23.


Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.


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