In the matter of the estate of JAMES PIERCE of Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 25 September 1847, JOSEPH GRAVES of Rutland, petitioned to open probate on the estate and stated that James had left a will.
Heirs/next of kin:
WEALTHY WOODWARD, wife of ELIAS WOODWARD of Rutland
ELIZABETH DIX, wife of MATHEW DIX of Henderson, NY
JULIA ANN JACOBS, wife of LORENZO JACOBS of Watertown, NY
ALSINA COOK, wife of HENRY H. COOK of the city, county and State of New York.
MELINDA JOHNSON, wife of JOHN JOHNSON
ALMINA SHERWOOD, wife of HANNIBAL SHERWOOD who are supposed to reside in Geauga Co., Ohio and whose residence cannot be determined
WILL OF JAMES PIERCE
JAMES PIERCE named his son, JAMES PIERCE. Son James to pay to WEALTHY WOODWARD and ELIAS WOODWARD. Named ELIZABETH DIX. Named MALINDA JOHNSON. Named JULIA ANN JACOBS. Named ALMINA SHERWOOD. Named ALSINA COOK. He appointed JOSEPH GRAVES sole executor. Will dated 7 May 1846. /s/ James Pierce
Witnesses: ISAAC MUNSON and ABNER TURNBLIN of Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY
Will proved: 27 November 1847.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. E, p. 25.
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