In the matter of the estate of JOSEPH WAKEFIELD of Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 31 April 1842, ELISH WAKEFIELD of Watertown, petitioned to open probate on the estate and Joseph had appointed Elisha Wakefield and John T. Dreser of Watertown as executors.
Heirs/next of kin:
LUCY WAKEFIELD, widow of Joseph Wakefield, deceased
EGBERT WAKEFIELD, both of Watertown
BETSEY WATERS, wife of WILLIAM WATERS of Rodman, NY
ORIN WAKEFIELD and CYRENUS WAKEFIELD of Marion, Dewitt County, Illinois
ZERA WAKEFIELD of Echore Tabre, Union County, Arkansas
WILL OF JOSEPH WAKEFIELD
JOSEPH WAKEFIELD named his wife, LUCY. Gave her the Howell Lot in Watertown and furniture that belonged to Lucy when he married her. Named his six children: BETSEY WATERS, ELISHA, ORIN, ZERAH, CYRENUS, EGBERT WAKEFIELD. Appointed JOHN G. DRESSER and son, ELISHA WAKEFIELD as executors of the will. Will dated: 4 May 1842. /s/ Joseph Wakefield
Witnesses: LYMAN STANTON and JOHN G. DRESSER.
Will proved: 15 August 1842.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. B, p. 442.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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