In the matter of the estate of JOHN ADAMS of Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY:
MOSES ADAMS of Oneida Co., NY declined to accept administrative duties. On 11 March 1840, the surrogate judge sent notices to:
Heirs/next of kin:
REBECCA ADAMS, widow
ALBERT B. ADAMS
CORNELIA N. RUNDELL of Watertown
MOSES ADAMS of Westmoreland, Oneida Co., NY
Moses and Rebecca were named in the will of John Adams as co-executors.
WILL OF JOHN ADAMS
JOHN ADAMS named in his will the executors and they were bequeathed all right title and interest in the grist mill, dwelling house and other appurtenances. Named his son, ALBERT. Mentioned mortgages that should have been paid off for the firm of Adams and Wright. Named son JOHN. Named son VILANDER. Named son MOSES. Named infant granddaughter CORNELIA RUNDELL when she reached 21 years of age. Named the Benefit of the Methodist Centinary Cause. Named POLLY MOODY, wife of RANZA MOODY. JEHIEL BUTTERFIELD and ORRIN BUTTERFIELD. CYNTHIA ANN WRIGHT, wife of CALVIN WRIGHT, CORNELIA RUNDELL, MILENDEE MCKEA and sons VILANDER ADAMS, JOHN ADAMS JR., MOSES ADAMS and ALBERT ADAMS. Sons Moses and Vilender as executors. Will dated 27 February 1840. /s/ John Adams
Witnesses: DANIEL LEE and THOMAS BAKER both of Watertown, NY
Will proved: 21 March 1840.
Jefferson Co. Wills, Vol. A., p. 327.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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