In the matter of the estate of JONATHAN FISH of Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 13 September 1841, JONATHAN FISH and CAROLINE FISH of Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., petitioned to open probate; they stated that Jonathan had lately died and left a will.
Heirs/next of kin:
LILLIS FISH, widow of Jonathan Fish
AUGUSTUS LUM and NANCY LUM, his wife
THURSTON BARKER and ANNA BARKER, his wife
All of the Town of Ellisburg.
HOLLY HARD and MATILDA HARD, his wife, residing in Michigan, place unknown.
GEORGE CARPENTER and MARTHA ANN CARPENTER, his wife of the Province of Upper Canada, place unknown.
GEORGE BAXTER of the Town of Lorraine in Jefferson Co.
HORACE HULL and GEORGE HULL of Ellisburgh
MASON ROUNDS of Ellisburgh
CAROLINE FISH of Ellisburgh
GEORGE C. BARKER and THOM BARKER of Michigan, residence not known
NANCY JANE HULL
OSMAS L. FISH
ELLEN M. FISH
ELIZA C. FISH minors having no general guardian in Jefferson Co.
WILL OF JONATHAN FISH
JONATHAN FISH named his wife, LILLIS FISH. Named youngest son, SILAS FISH. Named daughters, NANCY LUM and FANNY BARKER. Named his granddaughter, FANNY M. BAILEY. Named JANE HULL and ADELINE HULL, daughters of PRUDENCE HULL. Directed Silas Fish to procure and erect a set of marble grave stones for himself and wife and for MARY FISH, MATILDA FISH and LAVINA FISH with suitable lettering on them denoting their several ages and time of their deaths. Named sons: JONATHAN FISH, CALVIN FISH and SILAS FISH. Silas Fish appointed executor. Will dated 7 April 1836. /s/ Jonathan Fish
Witnesses: PHILIP P. MARTIN, GEORGE N. FISH and GEORGE HINES
Will proved: 30 September 1841.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills: Vol. B, p. 311.
The petition following should be posted with the will of Jonathan Fish; this information came from the estate papers file and when it was copied to the will book, certain facts and persons were omitted.
In the matter of the estate of JONATHAN FISH of Ellisburgh, Jeff. Co., NY:
On the petition of JONATHAN FISH and CAROLINE FISH of Ellisburgh: that Jonathan Fish late of said town deceased on or about the 29th day of June 1841; before his death he had made and published a will...and he had appointed SILAS FISH, his son, late of said, the husband of petitioner, CAROLINE FISH, sole executor of said will, SILAS, who has since died, and ...
HEIRS/NEXT OF KIN:
LILLIS FISH, widow of the deceased, residing in Ellisburgh
JONATHAN FISH, petitioner, son of testator
CALVIN FISH, a son of testator of Ellisburgh
NANCY LUM, a daughter of the testator and wife of AUGUSTUS LUM of same place
ANNA BARKER, a daughter of the testator and wife of THURSTON BARKER of same place
MATILDA HARD, wife of HOLLY HARD of the State of Michigan, place not known
GEORGE C.? BARKER, STORM BARKER of same state, place not known
MARTHA ANN CARPENTER, wife of GEORGE CARPENTER of the Province of Upper Canada, particular place not known
GEORGE BAILEY of Lorraine, Jeff. Co.
OSCAR BAILEY and ORCELIA BAILEY, her children
Minors residing in same place:
HORACE HULL of Ellisburgh
GEORGE HULL of same place
NANCY JANE HULL of same place a minor
ADELINE HULL of same place, a minor
MARCIA ROUNDS of same place
ALFRED ROUNDS of same place, a minor
Your petitioner, CAROLINE FISH, widow of SILAS FISH aforesaid
OSMAR S. FISH
ELLEN M. FISH
ELIZA C. FISH, all her children, residing in Ellisburgh and minors.
Dated 12 July 1841 /s/ Jonathan Fish and Caroline Fish
JONATHAN FISH consented to act as special guardian for OSCAR BAILEY, ORCELIA BAILEY, NANCY JANE HULL, ADELINE HULL, ALFRED ROUNDS, OSMAR S. FISH, ELLEN M. FISH and ELIZA C. FISH, minors named ...in the matter of the will of JONATHAN FISH, deceased.
Dated 12 July 1841. /s/ Jonathan Fish
Estate papers 1805-1900 Box F4-8, case 30-70
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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