In the matter of the estate of SYLVIA M. WILLIAMS of Lyme, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 4 August 1847, NELSON B. WILLIAMS of Lyme, NY, petitioned to open probate and stated that Sylvia had appointed HIRAM MERRILL as executor of her will.
Heirs/next of kin:
MORRIS M. WILLIAMS of Detroit, Michigan
OLIVER PERRY WILLIAMS of Fort Winnebago, Wisconsin
JOHN H. WILLIAMS, who lately left the port of New Bedford on a whaling voyage to the Indian Ocean
DAVID J. WILLIAMS of Gosport Navy Yard in the State of Virginia
JANE S. POOL and her husband, CALVIN K. POOL
NELSON B. WILLIAMS, all of the town of Lyme, NY
MARIA M. WILLIAMS, minor under 21 years of Lyme.
WILL OF SYLVIA M. WILLIAMS
SYLVIA M. WILLIAMS named her youngest daughter, MARIA, land in Cape Vincent deeded to SYLVIA by BENJAMIN TIBBITS, by deed in 1835. A second property conveyed to Sylvia by ROBERT LANSING and his wife by deed in 1834. Sylvia named each of her children: MORRIS M., NELSON B., OLIVER P., JOHN DAVID. Named her daughter, JANE, wife of CALVIN K. POOL. Appointed HIRAM MERRELL of Watertown as executor. Will dated 8 May 1843. /s/ Sylvia M. Williams.
Witnesses: JUDAH F. AINSWORTH, ZEBULON CONOUSE both of Lyme, NY
Will proved: 24 September 1847.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. D., pp. 467-468.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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