In the matter of the estate of JOHN B. ESSELSTYN of Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY: On 1 February 1858, WILLIAM ESSELSTYN of Cape Vincent, Jeff. Co., petitioned to open probate.
HANNAH P. HOWARD, wife of SIMON HOWARD
CATHARINE HAY of Cape Vincent
JANE McCOMBS, wife of GEORGE McCOMBS
CORNELIA KELLOGG, wife of DICKINSON D. KELLOGG of Hounsfield
MARIA S. BROOKS, wife of NELSON A. BROOKS of Marshall, Michigan
HARRIET E. HILDRETH, wife of WILLIAM T. HILDRETH of Hamburgh, Pennsylvania, all of full age
CLARISSA ESSELSTYN of full age of Cape Vincent, is the widow of the deceased.
JOHN B. ESSELSTYN named his wife, CLARISSA. Named WILLIAM ESSELSTYN as a son. Named his daughter, HANNAH P, now wife of SIMON HOWARD. Named his daughter, MARIA S., now the wife of NELSON A. BROOKS. Named his daughter, CATHARINE, now the wife of MARTIN D. HAY. Named his daughter, CORNELIA, now the wife of DICKINSON B. KELLOGG. Named his daughter, JANE, now the wife of GEORGE McCOMBS. Named his daughter, HARRIET E., now the wife of WILLIAM T. HILDRETH. Appointed his son, WILLIAM ESSELSTYN and son-in-law, SIMON HOWARD and friend PHILETUS JUDD as executors of his will. Will dated 28 April 1856.
/s/ John B. X Esselstyn (his mark)
Witnesses: Elnathan Judd, John B. Esselstyn and L. H. Ainsworth all of Cape Vincent, NY
Will proved: 1 March 1858
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 5, p. 344.
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