In the matter of the estate of SILAS GATES of Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY: On 28 April 1854, MARTHA R. GATES of Watertown petitioned to open probate.
VINCENT R. GATES
DAVID R. GATES
ALANSON W. GATES
ELIZABETH B. GATES, all of Watertown and children of testator, minors having no general guardian
MARTHA R. GATES, of full age, widow of the deceased
SILAS GATES made his will at age 40. Named his wife, MARTHA R. GATES. Named his father and mother, EDWARD and DAMASON GATES. Named his infant children: VINCENT R., EDWARD, DAVID R., ALANSON W, ELIZABETH B. GATES. Requested that his parents and wife, and minor children locate to a homestead held jointly and in common. Left his real estate and personal estate to WILLIAM K. HAWKS and MARTHA R. GATES, as executors. Will dated 12 April 1854.
Witnesses: RANDOLPH BARNES, attorney at law, and D. D. REAMER, bookkeeper, both of Watertown, NY
Will proved: 28 April 1854
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 3, pp. 54-57.
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