JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK




WILL OF JOSEPH WASHBURN

Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., NY



In the matter of the estate of JOSEPH WASHBURN of Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., NY:

On 14 July 1847, JEREMIAH FIELD petitioned to open probate and Joseph had named him executor with TRYPHENIA WASHBURN, widow of the deceased.

Heirs/next of kin:
TRYPHENIA WASHBURN, widow of deceased
ELIZABETH CAROLINE WILDER
SILAS S. WASHBURN
HANNA ORVILLA WASHBURN
PROSPER B. WASHBURN
HARRIET EMILY WASHBURN
MELINDA ANN WASHBURN
The following minors under 21 years:
LAURA CORDELIA WASHBURN
JULIA MARIA WASHBURN
JOSEPH S. WASHBURN, all of Ellisburgh, NY

WILL OF JOSEPH WASHBURN

JOSEPH WASHBURN named his wife, TRYPHENIA. Named his daughter, ELIZABETH CAROLINE. Named SILAS S. and PROPSER B. WASHBURN. Named his daughter, HANNAH ORVILLA. Named his daughter, HARRIET EMILY. Named his daughter, MELINDA ANN.Named his daughter, LAURA CORDELIA. Named his daughter, JULIA MARIA. Named his five daughters: HANNAH ORVILLA, HARRIET EMILY, MELINDA ANN, LAURA CORDELIA and JULIA MARIA. Named his son, JOSEPH S. Named his friend, JEREMIAH FIELD of Ellisburgh as executor and wife, Tryphenia, as executrix. Named tenant ABNER BROOKS, as beneficiary of land he occupied. He mentioned the deceased JONATHAN RUSSELL several times throughout the will as he related to property outlined in the will. Friends WILLIAM WODELL and SANFORD B. HOLLY of Ellisburgh were to resolve any disputes that arose from persons in the will. Will dated 30 March 1847. /s/ Joseph Washburn
Witnesses: HENRY S. FIELD, CHARLES H. SEAMAN and JEREMIAH FIELD, all of Ellisburgh.
Will proved: 28 July 1847.

Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. D., pp. 390-404.

NOTE: This very lengthy will includes detailed property descriptions of lands owned by Joseph Washburn, including legal descriptions and from whom he acquired the land and names of neighboring properties held by other persons. The legal descriptions are included in the individual bequests to his children, who received property as a condition of the will with specific timelines for their inheritances.


Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.


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