On 7 May 1844, JOHN C. STERLING of Watertown, petitioned to open probate with LAWRENCE J. GOODALE, as executors.
Heirs/next of kin:
RUTH STERLING, widow of the deceased.
JOHN C. STERLING
EMMA B. WARDELL, wife of NATHANIEL P. WARDELL of Watertown
LEWIS BENEDICT STERLING, a minor having no general guardian
HARLOWE EMERSON of Watertown, appointed guardian.
WILL OF MICAH STERLING
MICAH STERLING named son, JOHN C. STERLING and LAWRENCE J. GOODALE as executors of the will. Named wife, RUTH STERLING. Named son, LEWIS BENEDICT STERLING. Named his daughter, EMMA WARDWELL. Named EDWIN DODGE and JOHN C. STERLING as property trustees. Named MISS VASHTO LYMAN. Named HARLOW EMERSON. Named brother, ERASTUS STERLING. Mentioned ISAAC H. BROWNSON and his bequests of April 1840 to Micah Sterling. Will dated 6 April 1843. /s/ M. Sterling
Witnesses: AUGUSTUS D. B. GOODALE and J. BRAYTON of Watertown, NY.
CODICIL: On 9 April 1844 Micah made his codicil. Homestead left to JOHN C. STERLING and provisions to other two children, EMMA WARDWELL and LEWIS BENEDICT STERLING. /s/ M. Sterling.
Witnesses: JOSEPH GOODALE and REUBEN GOODALE both of Watertown, NY.
Will proved: 30 May 1844.
Jefferson Co., NY. Wills, Vol. C., pp. 217-229.
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