In the matter of the estate of MERIT SPERRY of Clayton, Jeff. Co., NY: On 10 February 1857, ALBERT J. SAWYER of Clayton, petitioned to open probate.
GRACE WALRATH, wife of SYLVESTER WALRATH
ANN SAWYER, wife of petitioner
ALBERT J. SAWYER of full age
HART M. SPERRY
E. LUCRETIA SPERRY
CHARLES BRADLEY SPERRY
DELEVAN SPERRY, minors having no general guardian and children of the deceased
CAROLINE SPERRY of Clayton, of full age, widow of the deceased
MERIT SPERRY appointed his wife, CAROLINE, as executor and sons-in-law, SYLVESTER WALRATH and ALBERT G. SAWYER both of Clayton, as co-executors. Named his two daughters, LUCRETIA and RHODA, when they marry or get settled in life. Named his two daughters, GRACE WALRATH and ANN SAWYER. Named his son, HART MURY when of age. Named other three sons: CHARLES BRADLEY, SCHUYLER and DELAVAN. Will dated 18 January 1857.
/s/ Merit Sperry
Witnesses: Stephen Johnson and Aaron Sumner both of Depauville.
Will proved:19 February 1857.
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 4, p. 429.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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