In the matter of the estate of JOHN COTES of Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 15 July 1847, MARTIN L. GRAVES of Rutland, NY, petitioned to open probate and stated that John Cotes had appointed him as executor of the will.
Heirs/next of kin:
RELIEF COTES, widow of the deceased
CLARISSA COTES, both of Rutland
PRUDENCE BENTLEY, wife of JAMES BENTLEY both of Antwerp, NY
JOHN P. COTES of Morristown, St. Lawrence Co., NY
LYDIA SIMPSON, wife of JOSEPH SIMPSON
JULIA ANN ALDRICH, wife of BUTLER ALDRICH
DAVID S. COTES, all of Clinton County, Michigan, with no particular place of residence.
SUSAN SIMPSON, wife of GEORGE W. SIMPSON, both of Philadelphia, NY
Minors under the age of 21 years:
CHANDLER C. COTES
ASAPH COTES, ELIPHALET COTES
MARY COTES, all of Rutland, NY, with no general guardian in the state.
WILL OF JOHN COTES
JOHN COTES named his wife, RELIEF COTES. Named his eldest daughter, PRUDENCE BETSEY. Named his three daughters: JULIA A. ALDRICH; SUSAN SIMPSON; CLARISSA COTES. Named his son, CHANDLER C. COTES. Named his daughter, MARY COTES. Named his youngest sons, ASAPH COTES, ELIPHALET COTES and WILLIAM COTES. The girls to inherit at 18 years and the boys at 21 years. John appointed MARTIN L. GRAVES as sole executor.
Will dated 6 December 1843. /s/ John X Cotes (his mark)
Witnesses: WILLIAM HOWLAND and ROBERT G. HARDY
John bequeathed to the surviving children that Relief, his last wife had by him. Declared that the third part of his farm that he had willed to his last wife's children should be divided betweeen all of his children, both those that he had by his first wife and those that he had by his last wife.
Codicil dated 28 August 1846. John X Cotes (his mark)
Witnesses: WILLIAM HOWLAND and JOHN GRAMIS both of Rutland, NY
Will proved: 5 October 1847.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. D., p. 467-480.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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