In the matter of the estate of NANCY GOTHAM of Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY: On 1 March 1853, JEDEDIAH WINSLOW of Watertown, NY petitioned to open probate.
Heirs/next of kin:
PELETIAH P. GOTHAM
JENERY T. GOTHAM
DEBORAH F. GEFFORD, wife of JOHN GEFFORD, all of Watertown and of full age.
NANCY GOTHAM named her daughter, MRS. DEBORAH F. GEFFORD. Mentioned a mortgage against JOHN E. GOTHAM, then deceased bearing date of 16 June 1851. Named her son JENERY T. GOTHAM to receive real estate of the estate of JOHN E. GOTHAM, who was deceased. Named her son, PELATIAH P. GOTHAM. Named her granddaughter, NANCY GEFFORD. Named SUSAN GEFFORD, her granddaughter. Named granddaughter, CORNELIA GEFFORD. Named her children: DEBORAH F., JENERY T. and PELATIAH P. and their property from the estate of JOHN E. GOTHAM, deceased. Annuity from mortgages in the estate to be applied to funeral expenses and for erecting suitable tombstones for herself and her son, JOHN E. GOTHAM, if his wife failed to erect the same for him. Residue of estate to daughter, DEBORAH F. GEFFORD. Appointed JEDEDIAH WINSLOW as sole executor. Will dated 13 February 1853.
/s/ Nancy (X) Gotham (her mark)
Witnesses: JEDEDIAH WINSLOW and HORACE TYLER both of Watertown, NY
Will proved: 12 March 1853
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 2, p. 389.
NOTE: Two spellings throughout the file of both Gefford and Gifford
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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