In the matter of the estate of RICHARD LEWIS of Sacketts Harbor, Jefferson Co., NY: On 8 January 1852, SYLVESTER J. LEWIS of Hounsfield petitioned to open probate as executor.
Heirs/next of kin:
MARGARET ANN LEWIS
SYLVESTER J. LEWIS
SOPHRONIA E. LEWIS
RICHARD M. LEWIS
WILLIAM N. LEWIS and ALDEN J. LEWIS, minors with no general guardian
ELIZA LEWIS, widow of the deceased
WILL OF RICHARD LEWIS
RICHARD LEWIS named his wife, ELIZA. Mentioned his minor children but not by name. Named his son, SYLVESTER J. LEWIS and friend, MARCELLUS K. STOWE as executors of his will. Left his tanning mill to the executors to be held in trust for the benefit of his children. Mentioned a lot in Depauville that was deeded to him by STEPHEN JOHNSON and wife MARY in a deed dated 16 December 1845 to Mrs. formerly _____Whipple and her heirs or assigns pursuant to a contract due to Richard Lewis. In Article 6 he named his six children: MARGARET ANN, SYLVESTER J. SOPHRONIE E., RICHARD M. WILLIAM N. and ALDEN J. Appointed his wife, Eliza, as guardian of the children until they became of age.
Will dated 16 December 1851.
/s/ Richard Lewis
Witnesses: LUCESTER A. SAWYER and WILLIAM GLADWIN
Will proved: 20 January 1852
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 2, p. 3.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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