In the matter of the estate of BERIAH CARPENTER of Clayton, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 29 June 1848, MATILDA CARPENTER of Clayton petitioned to open probate on the estate; she stated that Beriah had deceased and left a will which appointed her, Matilda Carpenter, sole executrix.
Heirs/next of kin:
MATILDA CARPENTER, widow of Beriah Carpenter
GEORGE R. CARPENTER
MERCY M. CARPENTER
WILLIAM B. CARPENTER
MIRRICK S. CARPENTER
AMOS R. GOULD and his wife, DELANA, all residing in Clayton.
Delilah, George R., Mercy M., William B. and Merrick J Carpenter are minors and have no general guardian.
WILL OF BERIAH CARPENTER JR.
BERIAH CARPENTER named his wife, MATILDA CARPENTER. He mentioned the children but not by name. Will dated: 9 June 1848. /s/ Beriah Carpenter, Jr.
Witnesses: ALFRED FOX and FRANCIS FORBES of Clayton, Jefferson Co., NY
Will proved: 10 July 1848.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. E, p. 561.
NOTE: 1850 census: MATILDA CARPENTER, 41, Delilah 18; George 14, Mercy 12, William 7 and Merrick, 4. Town of Clayton deaths: Beriah Carpenter Jr., age 44, farmer, died 21 June 1848 of consumption.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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