In the matter of the estate of JOHN NASH of Northampton, Montgomery Co., NY:
On 10 March 1836, JOHN B. ESSELSTYNE of Cape Vincent petitioned to open probate and stated that John Nash had deceased on or about the 9th of May 1835; that prior to his death he made his will and appointed the petitioner as executor of the will. Further, that the whole of the property was willed to his wife for use during her life and after her death the property was willed to the petitioner. The petitioner therefore requests that the will may be proved as a will of real estate.
JOHN B. ESSELSTYN and CHARITY ESSELSTYN of Lyme, Jefferson Co., appeared in the probate court on the same date and stated that RICHARD M. ESSELSTYN and JOHN VAN HOSEN, witnesses to the will were both deceased.
WILL OF JOHN NASH
JOHN NASH named his wife, MAGDELINE NASH. Named his brother-in-law, JOHN B. ESSELTYNE and appointed him as executor of his will. Will dated: 31 October 1805. /s/ John Nash.
Witnesses: CHARITY ESSELSTYNE, RICHARD M. ESSELSTYN, JOHN VAN HOOSEN
Will proved: 10 March 1836.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. A-B, p. 208.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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