In the matter of the estate of STEPHEN CLARKE of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., NY:
On 28 February 1842, ERASTUS L. CLARKE and BENJAMIN MAXON of Hounsfield petitioned to open probate, both executors, with ESDRAS CLARKE.
Heirs/next of kin:
JUDITH CLARKE, widow of deceased
ERASTUS L. CLARKE
WELCOME M. CLARKE
LODEMA CLARKE, all of Hounsfield
HANNAH COON of Adams, NY
JOEL SCOTT and NANCY ANN SCOTT of Brookfield, Madison Co., NY
WILLIAM CLARKE of Hounsfield, a minor having no general guardianship
WILL OF STEPHEN CLARKE
STEPHEN CLARKE named his wife, JUDITH CLARKE. Named his son, ESDRAS CLARKE. Named daughter, JUDITH WOOD. Named daughter, SUSAN MAXON. Named daughter, LODEMA CLARKE. Named daughter, HANNAH COON. Named daughter NANCY ANN SCOTT. Named his son, ERASTUS L. CLARKE. Named his son, WILLIAM CLARKE. Mentioned grandchildren but not by name. Appointed BENJAMIN MAXON, ESDRAS CLARKE and ERASTUS L. CLARKE as executors. Will dated: 5 January 1842. /s/ Stephen Clarke.
Witnesses: BENJAMIN MAXON and ALZINA FRINK
Will proved: 28 March 1842.
Jefferson Co., NY Wills, Vol. B., p. 412.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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