Theresa, Jefferson Co., NY

In the matter of the estate of SILAS S. WARD of Theresa, Jefferson Co., NY:

GEORGE W. FLOWER of Theresa brought the petition to open probate; he was a creditor of Silas S. Ward and stated that the deceased died a natural death and without a will on 22 September 1867. Petition dated 3 January 1859.

Heirs/next of kin named in the Petition to open Probate:
JONE E. WARD, widow of Silas, of Alexandria, NY
FLORENCE WARD, a child of the deceased, a minor under the age of 14 years in Alexandria
SPENCER WARD, father of the deceased at Hartford, Washington Co, WI
ALICE SEELY, a sister of the deceased
NANCY REED, sister of the deceased
CAROLINE WARD, sister of the deceased all of Hartford, Washington Co., WI
JOHN WARD, a brother of deceased
LAURA PERKINS, a sister of the deceased of Casenovia, Madison Co. NY
MARY ANN VANCONT, sister of the deceased of Aydensburgh, St. Lawrence Co., NY

Jefferson Co. Estate Papers, Box W1-3.

NOTE: It was determined that the bills/creditors exceeded assets and the real estate of Silas Ward was ordered to be sold to satisfy the creditors. To be sold at public auction the hotel kept by C. C. Chadwick in the Village of Theresa, on 19 July 1859...of which Silas S. Ward, late of Theresa, died seized and which was occupied by him as a residence at the time of his decease..the same land that was deeded by A. Baker to I. Huntington in 1847.

Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.

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