In the matter of the estate of WILLIAM DAWLEY of Wilna, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 9 December 1858, ESTHER DAWLEY of Wilna petitioned to open probate:
HEIRS/NEXT OF KIN:
CAROLINE COWEN, wife of CALVIN COWEN
EVELINE DAWLEY, named EMELINE in the will
ELISHA DAWLEY, all of Wilna, NY
NATHAN DAWLEY of Watertown, NY, all children of the deceased and of full age.
MARY ANN HARRIS of Pitcairn, St. Lawrence Co., or Harrisville, Lewis Co., NY
CAROLINE HARRIS and ADELIA E. HARRIS, residing somewhere in Canada, but whose more particular place of residence is unknown, all minors having no general guardian, children of MARY ANN HARRIS, wife of CLARK HARRIS, a deceased daughter of the deceased.
ESTHER DAWLEY, of full age, widow of the deceased.
WILLIAM DAWLEY of Wilna, NY, named his son, ELISHA. Named his daughter, EMILINE. Named his four sons: DARIUS, NATHAN, HENRY and WILLIAM. Named his wife, ESTHER. Mentions his daughter EMILINE as long as she remains single. Appointed wife, ESTHER, as sole executrix.
Will dated 12 July 1858. /s/ William Dawley
Witnesses: William Graham and Ezra Coon both of Wilna, NY
Will proved: 7 January 1859
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 6, p. 215.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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