In the matter of the estate of ROSWELL GATES of Pamelia, Jefferson Co., NY: On 5 July 1854, CHARLES D. WRIGHT of Pamelia, NY, petitioned to open probate.
JULIUS C. GATES of Pamelia
SAMUEL W. GATES of Orleans
JOHN R. GATES
HANNAH L. GATES of Pamelia
MARY STILES, wife of DANIEL F. STILES
LAURA C. WAIT, wife of DOCEPHUS WAIT
HAMILTON A. GATES
WILLIAM H. GATES, all of Pamelia, NY
ROSWELL GATES of Sylvan Centre, Michigan, all of full age
HARRIET A. GATES, a minor having no general guardian, of Pamelia, all children of testator
HANNAH GATES of Pamelia, widow of testator.
ROSWELL GATES made his will at age 67. Named his wife, HANNAH. Named his four sons: JOHN, ROSWELL, HENRY and HAMILTON. Named his son, JULIUS C. Named his daughters: HANNAH, MARY, LAURA and HARRIET. Names each of his children in following order: JULIUS C., SAMUEL W., JOHN R., ROSWELL, HAMILTON, HENRY, HANNAH, MARY, LAURA and HARRIET. Appointed CHARLES D. WRIGHT as sole executor. Will dated 4 June 1853.
/s/ Roswell X Gates (X his mark)
Witnesses: B. Bagley and Edmund B. Wynn both of Watertown, NY
After he made his will, he sold the farm and real estate and purchased a house and lot in Williamstown, in the Town of Pamelia. Transfer of right of residency of wife, Hannah, to the house and lot during her natural life. Date: 8 June 1854.
/s/ Roswell X. Gates
Witnesses: Dan. F. Stiles and M. Phillips both of Pamelia, NY
Will proved: 31 July 1854
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. 3, p. 163.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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