In the matter of the estate of Samuel H. Morse, of Alexandria, Jeff. Co., NY:
Robert L. Visgar of Alexandria, a creditor of the deceased, petitioned to open probate on 2 Feb. 1856. He stated that Samuel H. Morse had died on 3 January 1856 in Alexandria of a natural death and left no will.
HEIRS/NEXT OF KIN:
Polly Morse, widow of the deceased
Mary Baily, wife of Myron Baily
Chloie Morse, residing in Aurora in the state of Ohio
Henry Morse, residing at Pine Run, Genesee Co., Michigan all of full age.
Petition states that the deceased after a separation between himself and Polly Morse of 20 years, he married without divorce to Sylvia Cox, but the petitioner does not know when they married. By Sylvia he had two children: Mary Ann and Phebe, both minors residing with their mother in Alexandria, with no general guardian.
Jeff Co., NY Estate Papers, Box M 9-10, No. 166
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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