In the matter of the estate of JOHN PARISH of Theresa, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 2 March 1850, CHESTER PARISH of Pamelia, and RICE PARISH of Watertown, petitioned to open probate with WARREN PARISH as executors of the will.
Heirs/next of kin:
JOHN L. PARISH of Pamelia, NY
MELISSA BROOSK, wife of THOMPSON BROOKS
ELIZABETH SWAN, wife of CHESTER SWAN of Theresa, NY
RICE PARISH, of Watertown, NY
WARREN F. PARISH of Monroe, Mendon Co., NY
SARAH PATTEN, wife of IRA J. PATTEN at Vorce, State of Wisconsin
WILLIAM H. HODGKINS, formerly husband of MINERVA HODGKINS, now deceased, daughter of John Parish, the deceased
Children of Minerva Hodgkins:
LOUISA HODGKINS, of full age
MARTHA JANE HODGKINS
WARREN HODGKINS, minors, having no general guardian in the state and residing at South Grove Wisconsin.
WILL OF JOHN PARISH
JOHN PARISH mentioned that his estate consisted of a bond and mortgage on his former homestead or farm of 132 acres of land, belonging deeded by him to his youngest son, JOHN L. PARISH on 1 March 1847 but reserving in the deed a certain parcel of land formerly included in the said farm that was then occupied as a burying ground or graveyard, which parcel John Parish gave and bequeathed to the use of the public for that purpose and no other. Named his son, WARREN F. PARISH, and heirs of his daughter MINERVA, deceased, former wife of WILLIAM H. HODGKINS. Named his son, CHESTER PARISH. Named his daughter, SALLY, wife of IRA J. PATTEN. Named his son, RICE PARISH. Named his daughter, ELIZABETH, wife of CHESTER SWAN. Named his daughter HANAH MELISSA, wife of SAMUEL T. BROOKS. Appointed sons, WARREN F. PARISH, CHESTER PARISH and RICE PARISH as executors of the will. Will dated 5 September 1847. /s/ John Parish
Witnesses: FLEURY KIETH of Brownville, NY and JOSIAH BONNEY JR. of Pamelia, NY
Will proved: 22 April 1850.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 1, p. 273.
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