Elisha Brewster Will

In the matter of the estate of ELISHA BREWSTER late of Ellisburgh, Jeff. Co., NY:
On 2 August 1847, LAVINA BREWSTER petitioned to be appointed administrator of the estate with BARNET V. SMITH.

She advised the Surrogate Court Judge that Elisha had died a natural death at his residence in Ellisburgh on 12 December 1846, and that he owned personal property to the value of about one thousand dollars. When the appraisers inventoried the property, certain items were set aside for the widow and minor children; the minor children were: EUNICE ELIZA BREWSTER and MARY LOVINA BREWSTER. The appraisers were MASON SALISBURY and TIMOTHY BREWSTER, JR.

Further information from the file: Eunice was age 18 on the 26th day of July last and Mary Lovina was age 14 on the 6th day of August last. Dated 20 October 1847. Roswell Kinney was requested to be their guardian as they were minors.

Estate Papers of Jeff. Co., NY 1805-1900 Box B20-23

Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.

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