In the matter of the estate of Thomas Lane of Adams, Jeff. Co., NY:
On 3 April 1862, Charles Lane of Hounsfield, Jeff. Co., petitioned to open probate:
HEIRS/NEXT OF KIN:
Charles Lane, petitioner
Elizabeth Stoodly, wife of William Stoodly
Sarah Eveleigh, wife of John Eveleigh of Hounsfield
Thomas Lane of Henderson
Peter Lane of Clayton, all of Jefferson Co., NY
James Lane of Montague, Lewis Co., NY
Ann Stokes, wife of William Stokes of Adams, Jeff. Co.
John Lane of Farrington, Watertown, Jeff. Co. Wisconsin, all children of the deceased and all of full age
Matilda Reader, wife of John Reader
Elizabeth Larkins, wife of Seth Larkins of Henderson
Manuel Jeffery of Hounsfield
Thomas Jeffery now in the service of the United States as a soldier in Virginia
John Jeffery, a sailor who has been absent for three or four years and has not been heard from in some time and places of residence are not known and cannot be ascertained, all of full age
Duan Jeffery a minor having no general guardian, children of Jane Jeffery, a deceased daughter of Thomas Lane, deceased
Thomas Lane left no widow surviving
Thomas made his will at age 84. He bequeathed to his sons and daughters to be equally divided among them all except his daughters, Ann and Jane, who have received a small portion to be deducted from their amount. He appointed his son, Charles Lane as sole executor.
Will dated 15 January 1856. /s/ Thomas Lane
Witnesses: James Marsha and William Stoodley
Will proved: 26 May 1862
Jeff Co., NY Wills, Vol. 8, p. 506.
Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.
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