In the matter of the estate of SYDNEY P. JOHNSON of Clayton, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 17 September 1851, STEPHEN JOHNSON and MINERVA H. JOHNSON of Clayton, NY petitioned to open probate. ELDRIDGE G. MERICK and STEPHEN JOHNSON with MINERVA H. JOHNSON were the executors.
Heirs/next of kin:
MINERVA H. JOHNSON, widow of the deceased
GERTRUDE L. JOHNSON
ALICE M. JOHNSON, only next of kin; children were both minors.
WILL OF SYDNEY P. JOHNSON
SYNDNEY P. JOHNSON made his will at age 34. Named his wife, MINERVA H. JOHNSON. Named his daughters, GERTRUDE L. JOHNSON and ALICE M. JOHNSON. Appointed his wife, MINERVA, as executrix and STEPHEN JOHNSON, his father, and ELDRIGE G. MERICK, his friend, as executors of the will. Will dated 27 March 1851. /s/ Sidney P. Johnson
Witnesses: WILLIAM L. HUNTINGON and LUKE E. FRAME both of Depauville, Jefferson Co., NY
Will proved: 17 September 1851.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 1,p. 506.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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