In the matter of the estate of JOHN RICE of Wilna, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 7 June 1848 JOHN H. RICE of Wilna petitioned to open probate and stated that John Rice had appointed LEAH B. RICE, his wife, as executrix and that he, John H., had been named as a legatee.
Heirs/next of kin:
LEAH B. RICE, widow
REUBEN C. RICE
JOHN HENRY RICE, all of Wilna
MARY J. KEYS and ASAHEL KEYS, her husband of Windsor, Vermont
LUCY BRADISH and JOSHUA BRADISH, her husband, whose residence was unknown.
WILL OF JOHN RICE
JOHN RICE named his sons, REUBEN C. RICE and JOHN HENRY RICE, all that was due from the estate of his deceased father, ELISHA RICE and all that may fall due to him on the decease of his mother, the widow of Elisha. Named his wife, LEAH and named her executrix of his will. Will dated 24 January 1847. /s/ John Rice.
Witnesses: ELI WEST and REUBEN RICE of Wilna, NY.
Will proved: 26 July 1848.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. E., p. 370.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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