IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BENJAMIN ALDRICH of Rutland, Jeff. Co., NY:
On 21 December 1860, ASA CLARK, of Rutland, NY petitioned to open probate:
HEIRS/NEXT OF KIN:
Asa Clark stated that the deceased had no descendants but he had brothers and sisters and the only one known to be living is ANNA ADAMS, widow of ELIJAH ADAMS, deceased and resident in Wayne, Erie Co., PA, and the following nieces and nephews:
SOPHRONIA PARSINS, wife of FRANCIS PARSINS
LUCY GIPSON, wife of CYRUS P. GIPSON
SUSAN CLARK, wife of WILLIAM CLARK, all of Rutland, aforesaid
JONATHAN ALDRICH of Canton, St. Lawrence Co., NY, all children of LEONARD ALDRICH, deceased, who was a brother of testator.
RACHEL WORDEN, wife of EZRA WORDEN of Rutland
LUCINDA LEU?, wife of MORRIS LEU of Macon, St. Lawrence Co., NY
HORATIO STARKS of somewhere in the State of Wisconsin, whose more particular place of residence cannot be determined, and children of RACHEL STARKS, a deceased sister of testator
ALEXANDER STOCKWELL of Rochester, Monroe Co., NY, child of LUCY STOCKWELL, deceased, a sister of the testator.
ABIGAIL STOCKWELL, wife of ALEXANDER STOCKWELL of Rochester, NY, child of ABIGAIL SMITH, deceased, a sister of testator
Testator had three brothers:
CLARK, GIDEON and DAVIS ALDRICH, that petitioner is not able to determine their whereabouts.
That SEYMOUR? SMITH, a child of ABIGAIL, a deceased sister of the testator is supposed to be living and of full age but that his residence cannot be determined.
MARY ALDRICH of Rutland is the widow of the testator.
Benjamin Aldrich named his wife, MARY ALDRICH. Named his nephew, ASA CLARK. Named his sister-in-law, EUNICE DAVIS. Named his sister-in-law LEAFY WORDEN; to MARY C. DAVIS, ELIZA R. CROSS and MERINDA WORDEN. Appointed ASA CLARK of Rutland as executor. b
Will dated 14 March 1857. /s/ Benjamin Aldrich
Christopher P. Clark and Asa D. Clark both of Rutland, Jeff. Co., NY
Will proved: 12 March 1861.
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 8, p. 212.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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