In the matter of the estate of OTHENIAL BROTHERTOWN of Antwerp, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 2 June 1843, ALDEN ADAMS of Antwerp petitioned to open probate on the estate; that he and BETSEY BROTHERTON, the widow, were executors of the will. Othenial died 29 March 1843.
Heirs/next of kin:
BETSEY BROTHERTON, his widow
WILLIAM H. MANNING of Antwerp
LESTER BROTHERTON of Wilna, Jefferson Co.
JOEL BROTHERTON of Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY
LAURA BROOKS of Hannibalville, Oswego Co., NY, all adults over 21 years of age
BECKA ANN BROTHERTOWN of Watertown, NY
MARY M. BROTHERTON of Pamelia, NY
MARY JANE BROTHERTON
ELIJAH BROTHERTON of Antwerp
NATHAN BROTHER of Elridge, Onondaga Co., NY
NATHANIEL BROTHERTON of Wilna, NY
HULDA BROTHERTON of Antwerp, NY, all being minors having no general guardian.
WILL OF OTHENIAL BROTHERTON
OTHENIAL BROTHERTON made his will on 7 January 1843. He named his wife, BETSY BROTHERTON. Named Betsey and her four children: BELINDA BROTHERTON, MARY JANE BROTHERTON, MARTHA BROTHERTON and ELIJAH BROTHERTON. Named his two sons: JOEL BROTHERTON and LESTER BROTHERTON. He then stated that certain parts of the estate would be divided between his four children: BELINDA, MARY JANE, MARTHA and ELIJAH. Mentioned a mortgage of AMOS BROTHERTON, deceased. Mentioned a certain judgment that he held against DANIEL BROTHERTON, deceased. He appointed Betsy Brotherton, wife, and ALDEN ADAMS as executors of the will. Will dated: 7 January 1843. /s/ Othniel Brotherton
Witnesses: WILLIAM FORSYTH, ORA LAWTON, RANSOM HOWE
Will proved: 31 August 1843.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. C., p. 76.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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