Samuel F. Greenleaf Estate

In the matter of the estate of SAMUEL F. GREENLEAF of Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY: On 29 September 1853, JASON PHELPS of Hounsfield petitioned to open probate.

Heirs/next of kin:

MARY A. GREENLEAF, a minor under the age of 14 years with no general guardian, the sole heir of the deceased.
SARAH GREENLEAF, of full age, widow of the deceased.


SAMUEL F. GREENLEAF named his father, THOMAS L. GREENLEAF. Named his mother, SARAH GREENLEAF, wife of Thomas. Named his sister, EVELINA A. PHELPS, wife of JASON PHELPS of Sackets Harbor. Named his sister, EMMA AUGUSTA WOOD, wife of BENJAMIN WOOD of Chaumont. Named his sister, LOUISA LUNETTE HUNT, wife of BENJAMIN F. HUNT of Rodman. Named his sister, NANCY A. GREENLEAF. Named STEWART ELDER of Buffalo. Named his wife, SARAH GREENLEAF as executrix and JASON PHELPS as executor. Named his brother-in-law, STEWART ELDER, as an alternate executor. Will dated 7 September 1853.
/s/ Saml F. Greenleaf.
Witnesses: J. F. PADDOCK and WM. H. SIGOURNEY both of Watertown, NY
Will proved: 11 October 1853
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 2, p. 511.

NOTE: This man may have been an engraver as he mentions engravings often in his will and directs certain bequests of engravings to his siblings either by assignment of engraving or by their choice.

Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.

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