IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SAMUEL F. BATES of Watertown, Jeff. Co., NY:
On 19 February 1861, MARIA C. BATES and JAMES BATES and SAMUEL B. UPHAM of Watertown, petitioned to open probate.
HEIRS/NEXT OF KIN:
JAMES BATES, petitioner of full age
HERBERT E. BATES
EVA C. BATES, minors having no general guardian, all children of the deceased
MARIA C. BATES, widow of the deceased, of full age.
Samuel F. Bates directed that within the funds for funeral expenses that a monument of about $400 be erected. Named his son, JAMES. Named his son, HERBERT E. Named his son, WILLIS. Named his daughter, EVA C. Mentions his wife, MARIA and appointed her guardian of his minor children: HERBERT E., EVA C. and WILLIS. Appointed MARIA C. BATES, son JAMES BATES and friend, SAMUEL B. UPHAM as executors. Mentions his business part
Will dated 17 November 1860. /s/ S. F. Bates
Witnesses: G. W. Knowlton and James H. Bates both of Watertown, NY
Will proved: 19 February 1861
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 8, p. 194.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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