In the matter of the estate of CHRISTOPHER POOR of LeRay, Jefferson Co., NY: On 16 March 1854, MATHEW POOR of Leray, petitioned to open probate.
MATHEW POOR, petitioner
ANDREW POOR all of LeRay
CHRISTOPHER POOR of Denmark, Lewis Co. NY
BETSEY CLARK, wife of ASA CLARK of Rutland, Jefferson Co.
POLLY CHAMBERS, wife of WILLIAM L. CHAMBERS of Denmark
NANCY J. MOTT, wife of SAMUEL L. MOTT of LeRay, children of the testator
HARRIET J. POTWIN, wife of SEYMOUR POTWIN of the State of California
MARY JANE BAGG, wife of RALPH BAGG of Lake Co., Illinois, all of full age, children of MARGARET PENNIMAN, deceased, and grandchildren of the testator.
WILLIAM C. MITCHEL
CHARLES J. MITCHEL
CAROLINE P. MITCHEL
MURIAM MITCHEL, all minors, having no general guardian in the state and residents of Wilmington, Will Co., Illinois, children of HANNAH MITCHEL, deceased and grandchildren of the testator.
MARY POOR of Leray, of full age, widow of the deceased.
CHRISTOPHER POOR made his will at age 75. Named his wife, MARY. She to live with and be supported by their son, MATHEW POOR. Named his son, PETER POOR. Named his daughter POLLY CHAMBERS. Named his son, AARON POOR. Named his son, CHRISTOPHER J. POOR. Named his daughter, BETSEY CLARK. Named his son, ANDREW POOR. Each of the children of his deceased daughter, MARGARET PENNIMAN. Each of the children of his deceased daughter, HANNAH MITCHEL. Mentioned his real estate near Black River and that on the Island in Black River and in Mill Island. Appointed his friend, GEORGE W. HAZLETON and ISAAC HOWE as executors. Will dated: 7 February 1854.
/s/ Christopher Poor
Witnesses: WILLIAM MOTT and PHILANDER THURSTON both of LeRay, NY
Will proved: 8 May 1854
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 3, pp. 62-64
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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