In the matter of the estate of LOUIS du FORT of Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 16 February 1855, EMERANCE du FORT of Cape Vincent petitioned to open probate on the estate and had left a will; further, that Emerance Du Fort was the executrix named in the will.
Heirs/next of kin:
EMERANCE du FORT, widow and executrix
LOUIS HENRI ERNEST du FORT, son of deceased of full age, residing in France
JOSEPH DUPIN and HERMEL DUPIN, grandchildren of deceased, minors having no general guardian in New York, residents of Hautes, France
LUTHER J. DORWIN appointed special guardian for the minors
WILL OF LOUIS du FORT
JEAN LOUIS PHILIPPE GALBAND du FORT named his wife, EMERANCE du FORT, whose maiden name was EMERANCE de l'ISLE du DRENEUF., and gave her all property in this country and in the dominions of the Republic of France. He appointed Emerance sole executrix. Will dated 5 March 1852. /s/ L. du Fort
Witnesses: JOHN BINSSEE of Pamelia, NY and EDMUND B. WYNN of Watertown, NY
Will proved: 9 April 1855.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 3, p. 395.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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