Sylvester Bishop Will

In the matter of the estate of Sylvester Bishop of Clayton, Jeff. Co., NY:
On 19 September 1861, Almedia Bishop petitioned to open probate.

Almedia Bishop, widow of the deceased
Cornelia S. Share wife of Richard Share
Orissa D. Bishop
Sylvester R. Bishop of Clayton
Aaron K. Bishop of Cleveland City, Ohio
Goodwin O. Bishop of Hannibal, Missouri
William L. Bishop of Liberty, Missouri
Samuel H. Bishop of California whose place of residence is unknown, all of full age
Albert H. Bishop of Clayton, a minor having no general guardian, all children of Sylvester Bishop, deceased

Will of Sylvester Bishop

Sylvester made his will at age 65. He named his wife, Almedia Bishop. Named his two daughters, Cornelia S. Share and Orissa D. Bishop. Named his sons: Erwin K. Bishop, Goodwin P. Bishop, Daniel A. Bishop, William T. Bishop, Sylvester K. Bishop and Albert A. Bishop.
Will dated 12 March 1858. /s/ Sylvester Bishop
Witnesses: Edward B. Hawes and B. K. Hawes both of Belleville, Jefferson Co.
Will proved: 4 January 1862.
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 8, p. 362.

Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.

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