Orin C. Utley Estate

In the matter of the estate of ORIN C. UTLEY of Watertown, Jeff. Co., NY: On 24 December 1855, CATHARINE J. UTLEY of Watertown petitioned to open probate.

Heirs/next of kin:

CATHARINE A. UTLEY, both of Watertown, minors having no general guardian and children of the deceased.
CATHARINE J. UTLEY, widow of the deceased, of full age.


ORIN C. UTLEY named his son, ROBERT L. UTLEY. Named his wife, CATHERINE J. UTLEY. Named his two children: ROBERT L. UTLEY and CATHARINE ANTOINETTE UTLEY. When 21. Appointed wife, CATHARINE J. UTLEY, as executrix and his friends, LOTT FROST of Albany and WILLIAM R. HANFORD of Rodman as executors. Will dated 5 August 1855.
/s/ O. C. Utley
Witnesses: R. Lansing and J. H. Camp, both of Watertown, NY
Will proved: 23 January 1856.
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 4, pp. 132-135.

NOTE: This is a fairly long will in which the testator explains how property will be divided with various scenarios of survivors; upon the deaths of certain individuals he determines how property and the estate is to be divided.

Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.

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