James Allen Estate 1853

In the matter of the estate of James Allen of Watertown, Jeff. Co., NY.
Bridget Allen of Adams, Jeff. Co., filed a petition to open probate on June 27, 1853 and stated that James Allen departed this life on 6 November 1852 at Virgin Bay, Nicaragua and died a natural death and left no will.

No widow or children.
Richard, Patrick and John Allen residing in Ireland, brothers of the deceased.
Mary and Julia Allen, sisters of the deceased, residing in Ireland, and the petitioner.
The petitioner was the only relative of the deceased in America. She stated that the deceased left New York on 20 July last to work on the Nicaragua Railroad and had borrowed $20 from her before his departure.
Jeff. Co., NY Estate Papers Box A-3, No. 86.

Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.

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