In the matter of the estate of TILTON PEARCE of Philadelphia, Jeff. Co., NY: On 21 February 1856, DAVID ALLEN of Philadelphia, petitioned to open probate.
NANCY MERRICK, wife of DAVID MERRICK of Philadelphia
BENJAMIN PEARCE of DeKalb, St. Law. Co., NY
JAMES PEARCE somewhere in the state of Indiana
GEORGE PEARCE of Detroit, Michigan
MARY DERBY, wife of CHARLES DERBY residing near Detroit, all of full age.
TILTON PEARCE named his daughter, CATHERINE PEARCE. Named each of his children: GEORGE PEARCE, NANCY MERRICK, JAMES PEARCE, MARY DERBY and BENJAMIN PEARCE. He appointed DAVID ALLEN, son of WILLIAM ALLEN, and WILDER REED, both of Philadelphia, as executors.
Will dated 12 April 1854. /s/ Tilton Pearce
Wits: Abraham Barbur and Emily Barbur, both of Philadelphia, NY
Will proved: 14 April 1856.
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 4, p. 196.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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