In the matter of the estate of TIMOTHY LAWRENCE of Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY:
Petition to open estate brought on 1 May 1840 by BETSEY LAWRENCE of Adams, NY. Timothy Lawrence departed 17 December 1839.
Heirs/next of kin named in Petition:
BETSEY LAWRENCE, widow and executrix
MINOR LAWRENCE of Victor, Ontario Co., NY
BETSEY HAREY of the city of Albany, NY
PHEBE HOLLIS, wife of JOHN HOLLIS of the town of Pinckney in Lewis Co.
ISAAC LANE, place of residence unknown
MICHAEL LANE of the state of Ohio
OLIVE IDE, wife of TIMOTHY IDE of Sand Lake in Rensalaer Co NY
MARY BENNETTE, wife of JOHN BENNETT of Sand Lake.
FANNY LONG, widow of JOHN LONG of Watervliet, Albany Co.
HETTY SABAR, wife of CHARLES SABAR of Watervliet
EDWIN LAWRENCE and CHARLOTTE LAWRENCE of Berlin, Rensellaer Co., NY, infants, children of STEPHEN V. LAWRENCE of same place, deceased.
MINERVA LANE, ALBERT LANE, CHARLES LANE, DANIEL LANE, SARAH ANN LANE and MASSIE? LANE of Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., infants children of DANIEL LANE, late of same place deceased. The Lane children had JOSEPH ALLEN of Ellisburg as guardian.
WILL OF TIMOTHY LAWRENCE
TIMOTHY LAWRENCE named wife, BETSEY LAWRENCE, to be executor. MARTHA HARDY?, mother of beloved wife, Betsey. Brother, MOSES LAWRENCE of the Town of Fabius, NY. Sister BETSEY HASEY? of Albany Co., NY. Sister, PHOEBE HOLLIS of Pinckney. Named Methodist Church. To children of DANIEL LANE, deceased. Directed that cemetery plots and stones be erected for his mother, himself and Betsey. A sum to each of his half-sisters who were not named. Will dated 17 December 1839. /s/ Timothy Lawrence
Witnesses: CALVIN CHRISTMAN of Adams and unreadable.
Will proved 1 July 1840
Jefferson Co., Wills, Vol. B, p. 8
NOTE: This will extremely hard to read as the copy was too light. Timothy Lwrence was born 1791 and died 18 Dec. 1839 at 48 years. His wife, Betsey, was born 1796 and died 1855. Both are buried in the Adams Rural Cemetery in Jefferson Co.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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