Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY


JAMES WHEELER of Brownville, Jefferson Co., named wife, RACHAL WHEELER. Named grandson, LEONARD WHEELER of Brownville. Named son, LEONARD WHEELER and wife, UNISE. Named other children: JOHNATHAN, SILAS, EPHRAIM and ROSWELL WHEELER. RACHAL SCOTT, LEAH GROW, FANEY CROSLEY and PAUL HILDRETH. Roswell Wheeler named executor. Will dated 7 March 1834. /s/ James Wheeler
Witnesses: JAMES ALLEN of Brownville,
BERIAH ALLEN of Brownville,
JAMES ALLEN of Brownville.

Jefferson Co. NY wills: Vol. A, p. 139

NOTE: No Petition and no proof date. The 1860 census of Brownville, Jefferson Co. shows Leonard Wheeler, age 47, b New Hampshire and wife, Hannah Wheeler, age 38, b NY.

NNY Genealogy Stories in Stone lists Leonard Wheeler died 15 Feb. 1880 at 68 years; buried Dexter Cemetery in Brownville. Hannah Greenman Wheeler, wife of Leonard died 22 July 1887 at 65 years and is buried in the Dexter Cemetery.

Probable children:
Hannah Wheeler b 12 Mar. 1775
Jonathan Wheeler b 18 April 1777
Silas Wheeler b 21 May 1780 m Sally Bishop
Rachel Wheeler b 3 Nov. 1782 m ____Scott
Ephraim Wheeler b 26 Jan 1785
Leonard Wheeler b. 14 July 1787 m. Eunice Daggett
Roswell Wheeler b 11 May 1790
Leah Wheeler b 23 June 1792 m Eaton Grow
Fanny Wheeler b 1 Dec. 1794 m ____Crosley

Transcription of the Will of James Wheeler of Brownville, Jefferson County, New York
Probated 1835

In the name of God Amen. I James Wheeler of the town of Brownville County of Jefferson & State of New York being of sound mind & disposing mind memory and Understanding do hereby make publish & declare my last will & Testament in manner & form following.

Firstly I order & direct that my Executor hereinafter named pay all my just debts & funeral Charges as soon after my deceased as conveniantly [sic] may be.

Secondly I give & devise unto my Beloved Wife Rachel Wheeler a comfortable support sickness & in health and Doctors if needed and carefull [unreadable] & nessaries [sic] convenient for her situation and after her decease her funeral charges paid.

Thirdly I give and devise unto my grandson Leonard Wheeler Jr of Brownville County of Jefferson & state of New York the south half of the lot of Land I now live on. for which I now hold a contract Dated 15th March 1831. Also the peice [sic] of Land on the East side of the road Borreded [sic] as follows Viz. South & East by Edward James North by Cyras Allen[?] West by the road. Containing By Estimate about eight acres it being a part of the above contracted Land Dated 15th March 1831 also all of the sixty Rod square Lot being in said town of Brownville for which I hold a contract Dated 14th March 1832. but the said Leonar Wheeler is to fulfill the said Contract.

Fourth I give and devise all my personal & moveable estate of evry name manner or nature whatever unto the said Leonard Wheeler Jr.

Fifthly I give and devise the use of the north half of the first mentioned half lot of Land to my son Leonard Wheeler & his Wife Unice During their natural life the division line of said lot to be to be parallell [sic] with the north line of Land lot I give & devise

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the above mentioned Lot after the decease of Leonard Wheeler and his wife Unice to my grandson Leonar [edge of page worn] Wheeler Jr.

Sixthly - I give and devise unto my other Children Johnathan Silas Ephraim and Roswell Wheeler Rachel Scott Leah Grow Faney Crosby and Paul Hildreth one dollar each.

And I do hereby nominate and appoint Roswell Wheeler Executor of this my last will & Testament and hereby expre[edge of page worn] sly revoke all & evry former will made by me. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of March one thousand eight hundred & thirty four.

James Wheeler [LS]

Signed sealed Published and Declared by the Testator to be his Last will & Testament in the Presence of us who at his request & in his presence & in the presence Of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses{

James Allen of Brownville Jefferson County & State of New York
Beriah Allen of Brownville Jefferson Count and State of New York
James Allen 2nd of Brownville Jefferson County & State of New York.

Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.

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