In the matter of the estate of JONATHAN E. JAMES of Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 5 November 1853, WILLIAM MARSH filed a deposition in probate court stating that he was the father-in-law of Jonathan E. James, who deceased on 10 October 1853 of typhoid fever, a natural death. Jonathan did not leave a will. He requested that he be joined with POLLY A. JAMES, widow of the deceased, in administering the estate.
Heirs/next of kin:
POLLY A. JAMES, widow
POLLY E. JAMES, a minor, residing with Y. Releleoner? In Ellisburgh, his only child.
In a later deposition dated 23 May 1854, William Marsh stated that Jonathan had left a widow, Polly A. James and daughter, Polly E. James, a minor under 14 years. That the widow, Polly A., had been appointed as administrator of the estate on 8 November 1853 but had survived but a few days after. Only the child, Polly E., was an interested party.
Jefferson Co., NY Estate Papers, Box J1-4/17.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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