In the matter of the estate of OLIVER ACKLEY of Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 30 August 1849, CHAUNCEY D. MORGAN of Watertown petitioned to open probate and that he and LYDIA ACKLEY of Watertown were the executors named in the will.
Heirs/next of kin:
LYDIA ACKLEY, widow of the deceased
LYDIA E. ACKLEY
OLIVER ACKLEY all of Watertown, NY
HARRIET S. STEBBINS of Antwerp, NY
CHAUNCEY LOOMIS of Champion
SALLY CULLEN, wife of WILLIAM CULLEN of Dummerston, Vermont
That Lydia e. Ackley, Oliver Ackley and Chauncey Loomis were all minors under 21 years and had no general guardian.
WILL OF OLIVER ACKLEY
OLIVER ACKLEY named his daughter, SALLY, wife of WILLIAM CULLEN. Named his son, OLIVER when 21 years. Named his daughter, HARRIET S. STEBBINS. Named his daughter, LYDIA E.; that the executors were to provide for her with the means, from the estate, for a good education. Named his grandson, CHAUNCEY LOOMIS, son of his daughter, SUSAN, when he was 21. Named his son, OLIVER, when 21. Named his wife, LYDIA with maintenance and support for his two minor children, Lydia E. and Oliver until 21 years. Appointed his wife, LYDIA and friend and neighbour, CHAUNCEY D. MORGAN, as executors. Will dated 26 March 1849 /s/ Oliver X Ackley (his mark)
Witnesses: J. C. CHITTENDEN and JAMES K. BATES both of Watertown, NY
CODICIL TO THE WILL:
Empowered his executors to sell his real estate to satisfy his debts, if necessary. Disposed and committed the custody and tuition of his children Lydia E. and Oliver, as they continue unmarried and under the age of 21, to wife Lydia. Appointed Lydia as the guardian of the children but if she should die before the children reach 21, then Chauncey Morgan was to assume that responsibility. Codicil dated 31 May 1849. /s/ Oliver X. Ackley (his mark)
Witnesses: J. C. CHITTENDON and WM. H. ANGEL of Watertown, NY
Will proved: 22 October 1849.
Jefferson Co. NY Wills, Vol. 1., p. 183.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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