Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY

In the matter of the estate of DR. GORDON SPENCER of Watertown, NY:

DEBORAH SPENCER, his widow, of Watertown petitioned to open probate on 1 April 1859 as one of the executors of the will. Hannah E. Mallory of Watertown, named as an executor in the will, renounced her appointment on 15 Sept. 1859.

Heirs/next of kin:
AMBROSE H. SPENCER, eldest son, residence of East Maui, Sandwich Islands
HENRY G. P. SPENCER, his son who resides at Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY
GUSTAVUS M. SPENCER his son who resides at East Maui, Sandwich Islands
GEORGE E. SPENCER, his son who resides at Spirit Lake, Dickerson Co., Iowa
all of full age.


GORDON SPENCER named his wife, DEBORAH, and his wife's sister, HANNAH E. MALLERY. Named JULIA A. SPENCER, wife of son, AMBROSE H. SPENCER. Mentioned the children of Ambrose and Julia but not by name. The house that Gordon left to Julia was occupied by the widow of JAMES SMITH, who was deceased. Named son GUSTAVUS M. SPENCER. Named son HENRY G. P. SPENCER to receive all surgical instruments and medical library. Named son GEORGE E. SPENCER when 21. Named wife, DEBORAH, and HANNAH E. MALLERY as co-executors. Will dated 3 Feb. 1859. /s/ Gordon P. Spencer
Witnesses: FRED EMERSON of Watertown, NY and JERUSHA EMERSON of Whitehall, NY
Will proved: 15 September 1859.

Jefferson Co. NY Estate Papers, Box S37-40/496.

NOTE: Widow, DEBORAH SPENCER, deceased on 5 September 1868 and upon her death, her sister, HANNAH E. MALLORY, retracted her renunciation to act as an administrator. On the 30th of November 1881, the surrogate judge discovered that Letters of Administration had not been granted to Hannah E. Mallory so letters were granted and in effect retroactively. See will of Amos Mallery this site for further information on Deborah and Hannah E. Mallery.

Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.

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