In the matter of the estate of JAMES SHIELDS of Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY: On 31 March 1852 ROBERT LANSING of Watertown petitioned to open probate.

Heirs/next of kin:
CORDELIA TOWLE, wife of JOHN D. TOWLE of Newton Centre, Massachusetts
EMILY J. FAIRFIELD, wife of DAVID L. FAIRFIELD of Picton, Canada West
PAMELIA B. WRIGHT, wife of Charles D. Wright of Pamelia, Jefferson Co.
JAMES EDMUND SHIELDS and FRANCES ELIZA SHIELDS of Brownville, minors having no general guardian
ELIZA SHIELDS, widow of the deceased


JAMES SHIELDS named his wife, ELIZA. Named his son, EDMUND. Named his five children: CORDELIA, EMILY, PAMELIA, EDMUND and FRANCES. Appointed ROBERT LANSING as executor.
Will dated: 1 May 1850.
/s/ James Shields

Witnesses: O. V. BRAINARD of Watertown and B. BAGLEY of Pamelia
Will proved: 17 April 1852
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 2, p. 36

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