In the matter of the estate of WILLIAM H. RICH of Smithville - Town of Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 15 September 1864, ELIZABETH W. RICH, widow of William Rich, petitioned to open probate on the estate.
Heirs/next of kin:
ELIZABETH W. RICH, widow of William H. Rich, deceased
TRUMAN RICH of Henderson, NY
MORTIMER E. RICH of Adams, NY
GERMAIN J. RICH of New York City, all brothers of the deceased.
HARRIET E. HUBBARD of Henderson
MARY A. WILLIAMS of Watertown, NY
BETSEY L. WILLIAMS of Mexico, Oswego Co., NY, sister of the deceased, and all of full age.
WILL OF WILLIAM H. RICH
WILLIAM H. RICH named his wife, ELIZABETH W. RICH. He left his tools for his brothers except for what his wife might want to keep. Left his interest in his father's estate to be divided between his brothers and sisters after deducting the amount of a note held by his brother, MORTIMER E. RICH against William. Will dated: 17 August 1864. /s/ W. H. Rich
Witness: SAMUEL CAREY, WILLIAM R. GWILLIM, SOPHIA CAREY
Will proved: 26 September 1864.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 9, p. 414.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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