In the matter of the estate of ZIBA DRAKE of Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY: On 12 June 1852, WILLIAM ROBERTS of Rutland petitioned to open probate.
Heirs/next of kin:
WILLIAM ROBERTS, sole executor
MARY ROBERTS, wife of WILLIAM ROBERTS
SILENCE DRAKE, widow of the deceased, all of full age
ZIBA DRAKE named his wife, SILENCE, in lieu of dower. Named his son AUSTIN. Named his three children: AUSTIN DRAKE, ALMOND DRAKE and MARIA ROBERTS. Appointed WILLIAM ROBERTS as executor and as guardian for son, AUSTIN DRAKE.
Will dated: 2 June 1852.
/s/ Ziba Drake
Witnesses: ORLEN WHEELOCK and W. USHER both of Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY
Will proved: 28 June 1852
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 2, p. 134.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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