In the matter of the estate of THOMAS BALLARD of Clayton, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 25 December 1841, WILLIS HOWARD of Clayton, filed a petition to open probate, as the executor named in the will. He stated that Thomas Ballard had lately died and left a will.
Heirs/next of kin:
MARY BALLARD, widow of Thomas Ballard, deceased
VOLNEY BALLARD, son of the deceased, of Clayton
ANNA MARIA CRONKITE, wife of JACOB CRONKITE of Lebanon, St. Clair County, Illinois
RHODA RAY, wife of HIRAM RAY of Leray, Jefferson Co.
HOMER BALLARD of Clayton
ADELINE TURNER, wife of JOHN TURNER of Orleans, Jefferson Co.
BETSEY BALLARD of Clayton, an infant having no general guardian
MILTON BALLARD of Clayton, an infant having no general guardian
WILL OF THOMAS BALLARD
THOMAS BALLARD mentioned his wife but not by name. Named his two oldest sons: VOLNEY BALLARD and HOMER BALLARD. Named oldest daughter, ANN MARIAH and daughters: RHODA and ADELINE. Named his fourth daughter, BETSEY. Named his youngest son, MILTON BALLARD when 21. Will dated: 3 November 1840. /s/ Thomas Ballard
Witnesses: SILAS F. SPICER, COLLINS ROUSE and WILLIS HOWARD
Will proved: 27 February 1841.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. B, p. 65.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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