In the matter of the estate of PARDON WILLIAMS of Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., NY: On 21 March 1855, JEREMIAH FIELD of Ellisburgh, petitioned to open probate.
ALDEN R. WILLIAMS
ALBERT P. WILLIAMS
OTHNIEL WILLIAMS, of Ellisburgh, NY
JEREMIAH WILLIAMS of St. Louis, Missouri, all of full age and children of testator.
ALONZO L. WILLIAMS of Ellisburgh
ALONZO W. STEARNS
LOCKINVAR L. STEARNS
MARY ISIDORE STEARNS
ABIGAIL L. STEARNS, grandchildren of testator, all minors having no general guardian, of Ellisburgh
SARAH WILLIAMS of Ellisburgh, of full age, widow of testator
PARDON WILLIAMS made his will at age 68. Named his wife, SARAH. Named his son, OTHNIEL. Named SARAH ANN BROOKER, daughter of his wife. Named his grandson, ALONZO WILLIAMS and his four grandchildren, sons and daughters of SAMUEL E. STEARNS and his deceased daughter, HULDAH. Named his two grandchildren, a son and daughter, of WILLIAM T. SEARLS and his deceased daughter, LAURILLA. Named JEREMIAH FIELD of Ellisburgh as executor of the estate. After the estate was settled, to use a sufficient sum to procure suitable grave stones to be put up at his grave. Named his four sons: ALDEN R., JEREMIAH, ALBERT P. and OTHNIEL. Named his grandson, ALONZO WILLIAMS. Named his four grandchildren of SAMUEL E. STEARNS. Wife was to take whatever property that was brought to his house with her, and all the property she owned before her intermarriage with him. Will dated 13 arch 1855.
/s/ Pardon Williams
Witnesses: George M. Hopkinson and Henry L. Field both of Ellisburgh
Will proved: 7 May 1855.
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 3, p. 418.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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