In the matter of the estate of JOHN REED of Lyme, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 1 December 1859, FARNHAM S. CORY of Lyme petitioned to open probate and stated that John had deceased on 8 August 1858 and had left a will.
Heirs/next of kin:
DELOS D. REED
JOHN L. REED
CATHERINE CORY, wife of FARNHAM S. CORY of Lyme, NY
NANCY POWERS, wife of SETH P. E. POWERS
CHARLOTTE M. CHAMPLIN, wife of WILLIAM E. CHAMPLIN of Watertown, NY, all of full age.
CARLOS D. REED of Jacksonville, Jackson Co., Oregon of full age
SARAH M. REED of Lyme, a minor with no general guardian, and all children of the deceased.
CATY REED of Lyme, of full age, widow of the deceased
WILL OF JOHN REED
JOHN REED named his wife, CATHERINE. Named his daughter, SARAH M. Named son, JOHN LEROY. Named his daughter, NANCY. After the death of his wife, property to be divided between daughters CATHERINE M. CORY, NANCY POWERS, CHARLOTTE M. CHAMPLIN and SARAH M, and sons: CHARLES D. and DELOS D. Appointed his son-in-law, FARNHAM S. CORY and son, DELOS D. as executors of the will. Will dated 5 August 1858. /s/ John X Reed (his mark)
Witnesses: WILLIAM CARLISLE and AARON PUTNAM both of Lyme, NY.
Will proved: 18 April 1859.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 6, pp. 343-346.
NOTE: John Reed was age 62 years at his decease; buried 3 Mile Bay Cem. Wife, "Katy" died 1 Feb. 1876 at 79 years and is also buried in the same cemetery.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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