In the matter of the estate of JASON FAIRBANKS of Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY:
GEORGE R. FAIRBANKS of Sewanee, Tennessee petitioned to open probate, dated 15 January 1875.
Heirs/next of kin named in petition:
MARY M. FAIRBANKS, widow of Jason Fairbanks, resident of Watertown, Jefferson Co.
ANDREW J. FAIRBANKS of Watertown, NY
JASON M. FAIRBANKS of Troy, NY
SAMUEL FAIRBANKS of Jacksonville, Florida
GEORGE R. FAIRBANKS of Sewanee, Tennessee
All children of said deceased of full age.
WILL OF JASON FAIRBANKS
JASON FAIRBANKS named in his will his wife, MARY M. FAIRBANKS. Named his son, SAMUEL FAIRBANKS; named son GEORGE R. FAIRBANKS; named son JASON M. FAIRBANKS; named son ANDREW J. FAIRBANKS. Named Samuel Fairbanks of Jacksonville, and George R. Fairbanks of St. Augustine, Florida as executors; if either should die before probate of the will, then son Jason M. Fairbanks would replace the deceased executor. Dated 11 September 1856. /s/s JASON FAIRBANKS
JAMES R. BATES and LORENA L. BATES
A codicil was added on 10 November 1874 which slightly changed who the executors would be based on clauses in the will. Will proved 8 March 1875
Jefferson Co., NY Estate papers, Box F 1-4.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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