In the matter of the estate of TILLEY RICHARDSON of Watertown, Jeffrson Co. NY:
CHARLES RICHARDSON of Watertown petitioned to open probate on 27 January 1852 and stated that Tilley had left a will.
Heirs/next of kin named in the petition to open probate:
HEPSEBAH SHELDON, wife of JOSEPH SHELDON
POLLY MANTLE, wife of EDMUND MANTLE
HARRIET R. MORGAN, wife of CALEB B. MORGAN of Watertown
JOHN RICHARDSON of Rodman
Above were surviving children of the deceased
HENRY PADDOCK of Oswego, NY
JOHN PADDOCK of Salina, Onondaga Co., NY
MARY ADAMS, wife of EPHRAIM ADAMS of Monroe, Michigan
These three were children of NANCY PADDOCK, deceased, and grandchildren of deceased
MARY ANN ROBINSON, wife of JAMES ROBINSON of Leray, Jefferson Co.
WILLIAM HUNGERFORD of Watertown, Jeff. Co.
These four were children of LUCINDA FELLOWS, wife of WILLIAM FELLOWS and WILLIAM HUNGERFORD of Canada West, all of full age
JOHN HUNGERFORD of Watertown NY
MARY HUNGERFORD, all minors under 21 years, children of GEORGE HUNGERFORD, deceased who was a son of POLLY HUNGERFORD, deceased and great-grandchildren of TILLEY RICHARDSON
LYDIA T. STEELE, wife of WINES H. STEELE of full age of Watertown
WILL OF TILLEY RICHARDSON
TILLEY RICHARDSON named his brother, EZRA RICHARDSON, of Utica, Oneida Co, NY, if he survived Tilley. Named NANCY PADDOCK, his daughter, widow of JOHN PADDOCK, deceased. Named son, JOSIAH RICHARDSON. Named children of TIMOTHY HUNGERFORD, who were the children of deceased daughter, POLLY HUNGERFORD. Named daughter, HEPSEBAH, wife of JOSEPH SHELDON. Named daughter, POLLY, wife of EDMUND MANTLE of Watertown. Named daughter, HARRIET R. MORGAN wife of CALEB B. MORGAN. Named son, JOHN RICHARDSON. Named his children to wit: NANCY PADDOCK, JOSIAH RICHARDSON, HEPSEBAH SHELDON, POLLY MANTLE, HARRIET R. MORGAN and JOHN RICHARDSON and to the children of his deceased daughter, POLLY HUNGERFORD so that each of the children would have one-seventh of his estate. Will dated 23 August 1845. /s/ Tilley Richardson. Witnesses: LAWRENCE J. GOODALE of Watertown and AUGUSTUS GOODALE of same.
CODICIL TO THE WILL OF TILLEY RICHARDSON:
Whereas his brother, EZRA RICHARDSON, had deceased since the date of the will, the money $200, would become part of Tilley's estate. Since the date of the will, daughter, NANCY PADDOCK, had deceased. Her portions of the estate to go to her heirs, but the share that would belong to HENRY PADDOCK, son of Nancy, would be set off at Tilley's death against Henry, and Henry was not to receive any part of said share, provided he should owe Tilley more than such share is worth. Named CHARLES RICHARDSON, son of JOSIAH RICHARDSON as co-executors.
Codicil dated 26 Dec. 1848. /s/ Tilley Richardson.
Witnesses: CATHARINE M. PECK and L. J. GOODALE of Watertown, NY; at the proving of the will, Catharine had married MAYNARD ADAMS of Watertown.
Will proved: 18 March 1852.
Jefferson Co. Wills, Vol. 2, p. 8.
NOTE: Tilley Richardson died in 1852 at 93 years and is buried in Watertown, NY. His wife, Mary, died in 1839 at 77 years 8 months and is also buried in the Brookside Cemetery in Watertown.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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