In the matter of the estate of PERLEY KEYS of Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY:
WILLIAM WOOD, a friend and son-in-law of the testator, called a meeting on 24 June 1834 of the heirs.
Heirs/next of kin:
WILLIAM WOOD and MARIETTE W. KEYS, his wife
PURLEY G. KEYS by JUSTIN BUTTERFIELD, ESQ..
WILL OF PURLEY KEYS
PURLEY KEYS left his real estate to his son-in-law and friend, WILLIAM WOOD, to hold in trust for his daughter, MARIETTE W. KEYS, for her use, benefit and support. In the event his daughter died leaving lawful issue, the estate was to be divided to his daughter among her lawful heirs in equal portions. He went on to detail that having some years since given to his son, PARLEY G. KEYS, all the property that he considered to be his just, the son was to receive ten dollars. As executor of the estate, Purley left William Wood of Watertown one thousand dollars. Will dated 21 September 1833. /s/ P. Keyes Witnesses: WILLIAM RUGER and GEORGE W. HUNGERFORD of Watertown, NY Will proved: 24 June 1834
Jefferson Co. Wills, Vol. A. pp. 95-101.
NOTE: Perley Keyes/Keys was born 1774 and married LORINDA WHITE. He moved to Watertown NY and became a prominent figure in Jefferson County. See Perley Keyes Migrations Part 26 on this site.
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