In the matter of the estate of ROGER READ/REED of Adams, Jefferson Co., NY:
HERMAN COULTON petitioned to open probate as one of the executors of the will. THOMAS BURCH, guardian of THOMAS D. REED and ANGELINE REED, heirs of Roger Reed who deceased 21 Nov. 1832. Petition dated 17 November 1832.
Heirs/next of kin named in petition to open probate:
THOMAS BUCK, guardian of THOMAS D. REED AND ANGELINE REED
WILL OF ROGER READ
ROGER READ named his youngest son, THOMAS D. READ. Named his daughters, ABIAH WARRINER; LYDIA ACKLEY, BETSEY MORRIS, MARY ANN ROSE and son, EPHRAIM READ. Named daughter, LOUISHERMAN COULTON as executor. Will dated 18 August 1832. /s/ Roger Read
Witnesses: THOMAS L. ANGEL and JANETTE M. RICE of Adams
A SHEPHERD. Named daughter ANGELINE R. READ. Named son, ASAHEL READ. Named his trusty friend Will Proved: 10 December 1832.
Jefferson Co. Wills, Vol. A., p. 56.
NOTE: Roger Read died 12 October 1832 at 64 years, according to his tombstone; one of his children gave the date of 21 Nov. 1832. He is buried in the North Adams Cemetery. His wife, LYDIA READ died 23 April 1828 at 53 years and is buried in the same cemetery. IN THE WILL THE SURNAME IS SPELLED "READ" BUT THE PROBATE RECORDS INDICATE SURNAME "REED". Roger came to North Adams from Bennington, Vermont in 1806. Son Asahel Read lived in Watertown and was born in Schuyler, Herkimer Co. NY 26 May 1795. Roger Read's wife was LYDIA PERRY born in Shaftsbury VT, her father was a Revolutionary War Captain and killed in battle.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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