In the matter of the estate of JAMES SHURTLIFF of Alexandria, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 9 December 1846, JESSE KELSEY of Theresa, NY petitioned to open probate and stated that Jesse had appointed JESSE KELSEY as executor.
Heirs/next of kin:
ELEANOR SHURTLIFF, widow of the deceased
MARRIETTE FULLER, wife of JOHN W. FULLER
LUCINDA SHURTLIFF, all of Alexandria, NY
ICHABOD A. SHURTLIFF
SUSAN A. KELSEY wife of JESSE KELSEY
POLLY CORNWELL, wife of GEORGE W. CORNWELL of Theresa, NY
BETSEY BROOKS, wife of JONATHAN M. BROOKS of Courtland Co., NY
MELINDA MERRILL, wife of AHIRA MERRILL of Belleville, Canada West
WILL OF JAMES SHURTLIFF
JAMES SHURTLIFF named his wife, ELEANOR SHURTLIFF. Named his son, ICHABOD ATWOOD SHURTLIFF. Named his daughters: BETSEY BROOKS, HANNAH STONE, POLLY CORNWELL and MARIETTE FULLER, MELINDA MERRILL, LUCINDA SHURTLUFF, SUSAN ANN KELSEY. Named WILLARD SHURTLIFF. Named his son, ICHABOD SHURTLIFF. He appointed son, WILLARD SHURTLIFF and JESSEE KELSEY as sole executors. Will dated 8 February 1845. /s/ James Shurtliff
Witnesses: HARVEY D. PARKER, CORDELIA TANNER, PETER O. WILLIAMS, all of Plessis, NY
Will proved: 27 September 1847.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. D., pp. 454-456.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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