In the matter of the estate of MORDECAI F. COOK of Antwerp, Jefferson Co., NY: On 26 October 1832, ACHSAH COOK of Antwerp, petitioned to open probate.
Heirs/next of kin:
CHARLES COOK of Theresa
LOISA N. WAIT, wife of GEORGE W. WAITE of Theresa, all of full age
SOPHIA S. COOK
ELEY J. COOK of Antwerp, minors with no general guardian
ACHSAH COOK, widow of the deceased.
WILL OF MORDECAI F. COOK
MORDECAI COOK made his will at age 69. He named wife, ACHSAH. Named his children: CHARLES COOK, and daughters, LOISA N. WAIT, SOPHIA S. COOK and ELEY J. COOK. Appointed Achsah Cook as executrix. Will dated 24 August 1852.
/s/ M. F. Cook
Witnesses: HENRY GREEN and RICHARD WAIT of Antwerp, NY
Will proved: 8 November 1853.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 2, p. 314.
NOTE: Mordecai's will included a diagram of how his property was to be divided among the heirs.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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