In the matter of the estate of WILLIAM GROAT of Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY: On 20 June 1855, JAMES SIXBURY of Brownville, petitioned to open probate.
WILLIAM P. GROAT
ANN ELIZA SEEVER, wife of WILLIAM SEEVER
CLIMENA SIXBURY, wife of JAMES SIXBURY, all of full age
HARRISON GROAT, a minor having no general guardian, children of the testator
WILLIAM HENRY GROAT
RACHEL GROAT, minors with no general guardian, children of HENRY GROAT, deceased, and grandchildren of testator, all of Brownville
RACHEL GROAT, of full age of Brownville, widow of testator
WILLIAM GROAT made his will at age 60. Named his son, WILLIAM P. GROAT. Named his daughter, ANN ELIZA SEEBER, wife of WILLIAM SEEBER. Named his daughter, CLIMENA SIXBURY, wife of JAMES SIXBURY. Named his son, HARRISON GROAT. Appointed his wife, RACHAEL GROAT as executrix and son, WILLIAM P. GROAT as executor. Will dated 8 April 1854.
/s/ William Groat
Witnesses: Henry Lord and John K. Adams, both of Brownville, NY
Having land, not disposed of in the will, and he now at age 61, mentions a farm in Brownville, as one formerly occupied by his son, HENRY, then deceased, and then by son-in-law, James Sixbury. Three hundred dollars to be paid to daughter-in-law, SARAH JANE GROAT, widow of son, Henry deceased. Three hundred dollars to grandson, WILLIAM HENRY, son of SARAH JANE GROAT. One hundred dollars to grandchild, CLIMENA, oldest daughter of Sarah Jane Groat. One hundred dollars to grandchild, RACHEL, youngest daughter of Sarah Jane Groat. Avails to wife, Rachel. A lot in Theresa: gave to wife, Rachel, 15 acres. Gave Climena, wife of James Sixbury, ten acres of that lot. Gave daughter, ANN ELIZA, ten acres of that lot. Gave daughter-in-law, MARY LORETT, wife of his son, WILLIAM PETER, ten acres or the balance of that lot. Balance of estate to wife, Rachel. Dated 28 May 1855.
/s/ Wm Groat
Witnesses: William Penn Massey and John Adams, both of Brownville
Will proved: 20 July 1855
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 3, pp. 459-461.
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