In the matter of the estate of REUBEN WRIGHT of Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., NY:
REUBEN WRIGHT and JOHN WRIGHT petitioned to open probate on 19 April 1849 and further that they were named co-executors of the estate.
Heirs/next of kin named in petition to open:
POLLY WRIGHT, widow.
JOHN WRIGHT and ELIZABETH, his wife
SAMUEL WARDWELL and REUBEN S. WARDWELL of Ellisburgh
POLLY JOHNSON and NICHOLAS JOHNSON, her husband of Adams
Reuben S. Wardwell is a minor.
NOTE: In the 1850 census, widow Polly Wright is listed with a born date of about 1792. Lived in Ellisburg. Same census: Nicholas Johnson age 47 and wife, Polly Johnson, age 39. Reuben was a probable son of PHINEAS WRIGHT and ESTHER COATES. See Fonda List in Jefferson Co. NY
WILL OF REUBEN WRIGHT
REUBEN WRIGHT of Ellisburg, at age 58, named his wife, POLLY WRIGHT. Named his daughter, POLLY JOHNSON. Named his grandson RHUBEN SAMUEL WARDWELL, when 21. If he did not live to 21 then his inheritance to be divided among his three children, POLLY JOHNSON, RHEUBEN JR. and JOHN WRIGHT. Will dated: 18 September 1848. /s/ Reuben Wright.
Witnesses: JOEL DEWY of Adams Center and NICHOLAS JOHNSON of same.
Will proved: 8 September 1848
Jefferson Co. Wills, Vol. 1, p. 98.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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