In the matter of the estate of DR. JOHN SAFFORD of Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 21 January 1842, CLARISSA F. SAFFORD and ISAAC H. FISK of Watertown, and STEPHEN LEONARD of Lowville, NY, petitioned to open probate, all as executors of the will.
Heirs/next of kin:
CLARISSA F. SAFFORD, widow of the deceased
ISAAC H. FISK, and MARY FISK, his wife.
JOHN J. SAFFORD
SUSAN M. SAFFORD all of Watertown, NY
John and Susan being minors having no general guardian.
WILL OF DR. JOHN SAFFORD
JOHN SAFFORD named his wife, CLARISSA SAFFORD. Named his eldest daughter, MARY, wife of ISAAC H. FISK. Named his daughter, SUSAN M. Named his son, JOHN J. SAFFORD. Placed daughter, Susan, under the guardianship of his wife, Clarissa. Placed his son, John I., with STEPHEN LEONARD of Lowville, Lewis Co. He appointed Stephen Leonard of Lowville, Isaac H. Fisk and Clarissa F. Safford as executors. Will dated: 25 December 1841. /s/ John Safford
Witnesses: J. KIMBALL and WILLIAM H. SHUMWAY of Watertown, NY
Will proved: 1 February 1842
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. B., p. 383-387.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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