In the matter of the estate of JASON MERRICK of Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., NY:
JASON MERRICK, JR. petitioned to open probate on 12 July 1847. He was the son of the deceased and stated that his father had left a will.
Heirs/next of kin named in petition to open probate:
JASON MERRICK, JR. petitioner and son of deceased
MARY ANN COOPER, and her husband, JAMES COOPER
All of the above from Philadelphia, NY
SARAH JANE COOPER, minor under 21 of Philadelphia
WILL OF JASON MERRICK
JASON MERRICK named his daughter, MARY ANN COOPER, wife of JAMES COOPER, 50 acres which was deeded by the heirs of ISAAC THORN to MARY ANN. She was also to receive the remainder of that property that was her sister, JANE'S, deceased. Named grand daughter, SARAH JANE COOPER. To son, DAVID MERRICK; to son, ROBERT MERRICK. To daughter-in-law, HANNAH MERRICK, widow of late ENOS MERRICK. To son JASON MERRICK and appointed him Executor. Will dated 22 August 1846. /s/ Jason Merrick. Witnesses: JOHN R. TAYLOR and CAD(WALLADER) CHILD, both of Philadelphia Will proved: 18 July 1847.
Jefferson Co. Wills, Vol. D, p. 375.
NOTE: ELIZABETH MERRICK, wife of Jason, dec. 25 Sept. 1830 at 63 years and is buried in the Quaker Cemetery in Philadelphia, Jefferson Co. JASON MERRICK dec. 23 Aug. 1846 at 78 and is also buried in the Quaker Cemetery.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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