ONONDAGA COUNTY WILLS - ABSTRACTS FROM LIBER
THESE ARE THE EARLIEST RECORDS OF WILLS IN
ATWELL, Joseph, of the Town of Aurelius. Will dated March
1798. Probated April 28th, 1798.
Mentions wife Mabel; sons, Elihu, Penney and Joseph. Also daughters
Executor, wife Mabel.
Witnesses: Walter D. Nicoll, Samuel Cossett and Levi Atwater.
BEEBE, Zena, of the Town of Solon. Will dated July 18, 1801.
Probated October 22, 1805.
Mentions wife Kezia.
Executors, wife Kezia and Abram W. Beebe.
Witnesses: George Trobridge, Alberus Jones and Eleazor Toley.
BENTON, David, of the Town of Pompey. Will dated May 23rd,
Probated August 21, 1806.
Mentions wife Deborah; daughters, Ruth, Huldah and Betsey; sons,
Administrator with Will annexed, wife Deborah.
Witnesses: Charles W. Goodrich, David Sweet and Isaac Lawrence.
BRIAN, Peter, of the Town of Tully. Will dated June 16,
Probated February 23, 1807.
Mentions wife, Abigail; four sons by a former wife, Thomas, Peter,
Jr., Joseph and Lewis.
Also Joseph Lillie, a son in law.
Executor, Thomas Cooper.
Witnesses: John Mattoon, Chloe Mattoon and Juliana Lillie.
BOWEN, Elijah, of the Town of Manlius. Will dated May 20th,
1807. Probabted June 20, 1807.
Mentions wife, Patty; sons, Elijah and Valentine; daughters,
Lurine, Louisa, and Laura; also youngest son, Almenon; and
Alfred M. D. Thompson.
Executors, son Elijah and Valentine.
Witnesses: Samuel Tyler, E. Stanton and David Demming.
BUICE, Jacob, of the Town of Ovid. Will dated April 28,
Probated June 24, 1797.
Mentions wife, Effe; daughters, Ellener, Bise and Sarah Ross, who
Ellener and Alida; grandson, Jacob Buice.
Executors, Henry Woston and Charles Helkey.
Witnesses: Isaac Van Nostwick, Joseph Willson and Jane Van
BURROUGHS, Jeremiah, of the Town of Marcellus. Will dated
Probated September 30, 1803.
Mentions wife, Mary; youngest son, Jeremiah, Jr., and son James.
Executors, son James and son in law, George Ailey.
Witnesses: Elijah Prie, Luke V. and Matthew Burroughs.
BUTLER, Benjamin, of the Town of Pompey. Will dated April 8,
1799. Probated October 13, 1809.
Mentions wife, Dorothy; sons in order, eldest Salmon, then Allen,
eldest daughter, Chloe Smith; daughter Martha Hall.
Executor, son, Salmon.
Witnesses: Ebenezer Butler, John Kidder and R. Butler.
CARPENTER, Isaac, of the Town of Pompey. Will dated
23, 1807. Probated May 22, 1809.
Mentions wife, Jeane; sons, Anderson, Roger, Isaac, Jr., Israel and
Abraham. The latter three
designated as three youngest. Daughters, Nancy, Phebe and
Executor, wife Jeane.
Witnesses: Matthew Stewart, Amos Dickinson and Joseph Carpenter.
CURTIS, Thomas, of the Town of Marcellus. Will dated July
1809. Probated November 7, 1809.
Calls himself a carpenter and mill wright. Mentions wife,
and children, Renselaer,
Delight and Hiram. Also mentions an unborn child.
Executors, wife, Elizabeth and Thaddeus Edwards.
Witnesses: Jesse Thilley, Alanson Edwards and Daniel Kellogg.
DEXTER, John, of the Town of Onondaga. Will dated October 9,
1806. Probated October 21, 1806.
Mentions wife, Zillah; daughter, Catey; sons, Jonathan, Leonard and
Executors, wife, Zillah and daughter, Catey.
Witnesses: Samuel Furniss, John Clark and Polley Clark.
EMRICK, Adam, of the Town of Lysander. Will dated February
1809. Probabted February 28, 1809.
Mentions wife, Catherine; six sons, Matthias, Henry, Abraham,
George, Jeremiah; daughter,
Betsey; grandson, Israel Mowle, granddaughter, Catherine Thorpe.
Executors, Abraham and Peter.
Witnesses: Elijah Snow, Charloner Adams and Nicholas Auderkirk.
FRISBIE, John H., of the Town of Camillus. Will dated March
10, 1809. Probated July 19, 1809.
Mentions wife, Nancy; sons, Hamilton and John; daugthers, Mariah
Executors, wife, Nancy, James Geddes and Daniel W. Kellogg.
Witnesses: Robert Stevens and Hannah Stevens.
GILBERT, Joseph, of the Town of Pompey. Will dated August
1806. Probated September 14, 1806.
Mentions son, Augustus, Elias, Libbeus, Daniel; daughter, Olive
and son of late wife,
Executors, Deacon Levi Jerome and Ezra Hart.
Witnesses: Hugh Wallis, Daniel C. Juda and David Berkley.
GODENER, Martin, of the Town of Manlius. Will dated November
25, 1807. Probated March 2, 1808.
Mentions wife, Abigail; sons, Martin, Philo, Eli, Peter, Samuel,
Austin and Thissy.
Executors, wife, Abigail, and sons, Eli and Philo.
Witnesses: Dan Brewley, I Ellis and Seth Dutcher.
HOWELL, Phineas, of the Town of Tully. Will dated June 6,
Probated July 6, 1809.
Mentions wife, Phebe; sons, Floyd and Nicol; daughters, Polly
granddaughter Nancy Howell, daughter of son Lewis; a daughter of
No executor named.
Witnesses: Moses Nash, Robert D. Taggart and Minor Trowbridge.
JEROME, Aaron, Will dated April 14, 1802. Probated June 22,
Executors, wife, Elizabeth and brother, Levi. Mentions children but
gives no names.
Witnesses: David Campbell, David Hebland and Walter Colton.
JEROME, Samuel, Will dated November 23, 1795. Probabted
Mentions wife, Lucy; eldest son, Samuel, sons Timothy, John, Levy,
Chauncey, Aaron, and
youngest son, Amasa; daughters, Lucy, wife of Joseph Edwards,
wife of Ezekiel Colander,
deceased, now wife of Elias Stilwell, Ruth, wife of Edward
and Tryphena, wife of
Executors, wife Lucy and son Chauncey.
Witnesses: Hezekiah Olcott, Ebenezer Butler, Jr., and Atimer
KASSELMAN, Johannis, of the Town of Palentine, Montgomery
Will dated January 20, 1807. Probated October 31, 1808.
Mentions wife, Anner Eve; sons, John, Barthlomew, Wilhelm,
Adam, Jost and Christian;
daughters, Gertrant, wife of John Fetterly, and Anna, wife of
Executors, wife, Anna Eve, and sons, Christian and Jost.
Witnesses: Peter Van Loan, Peter R. Young and Richard Young.
KING, Paul, of the Town of Pompey. Will dated December 31,
Probated January 23, 1809.
Mentions wife, Mary; eldest son, Paul, second son, Apollus, third
Lucy Rice, Tirzah Greimes, and Maria.
Executor, a nephew, John Pets King.
Witnesses: Eleazer Morton, Asahel Smith and Paul King, Jr.
Cyrus, of the Town of Manlius. Will dated July 30, 1808.
Probated September 24, 1808.
Mentions wife, Comfort; ten sons in order, Ezra, Zachariah,
Ethel, Zebulon, Moses,
Joshua, Cyrus, Japheth and Palmer; daughter, Comfort, wife of
Kinne, Cyrus, Hirman and Ezra Williams, sons of daughter Ann and
Executors, wife Comfort, and three sons, Ezra, Zachariah and
Also mentions Ann Williams and Comfort Williams.
Witnesses: Jacob Brenburg, Abijah Yelverton, Jr., and Silas Burch.
LAWRENCE, Ariel. No residence. Will dated March 1, 1805.
August 5, 1807.
Mentions wife, Lucretia; two sons, and two daughters, but gives no
Executors, wife, Lucretia and Medad Curtis.
LEWIS, Elihu, of the Town of Onondaga. Will dated June 8,
Probated December 20, 1808.
Mentions wife, Clarinda; son, Elihu; daughters, Clarinda and Anna
Sarah Mills, Anna Peet, Mindwell Lomis, Elizabeth Norton, Ester
and Lucy Baldwin;
Executors, Aaron Smith, William Stevens and Medad Curtis.
Witnesses: John H. Frisbee, Nancy Bronson and Ezekiel North.
Codicil dated August 25, 1802.
Witnesses: William Stanley, Jr., John C. Buck and Lucy Newell.
PATTEN, Silas, of the Town of Manlius. Will dated February
1800. Probated April 3, 1800.
Mentions wife, Jusutis; son, Joseph, daughter, Jusutis; son,
Executor, son Thaddeus.
Witnesses: Luther Bingham, Aaron Eaton and John Linn.
PERKINS, Daniel B., of the Town of Manlius. Will dated
Probated September 30, 1806. Mentions, wife, Sally; sons, Erastus
Joseph J., Thomas D., and
Daniel B.; also the wife of William Robertson.
Executor, wife, Sally.
Witnesses: Samuel Foster, Samuel P. Pine.
PIKEL, Anna Maria, widow of Johannes Pikel. Will dated
Probated January 25, 1808. Mentions son John, who is cut off with
but his daughter
married to one Michael Walter, of the Town of Manlius, was given
Executor, Michael Walter.
Witnesses: John Keller, Adam Walter and Peter Marah.
REEVES, Joshua, of the Town of Romulus. Will dated August
1796. Probated September 26, 1797.
Mentions wife, Abigail; sons, Joshua, Howel and James; daughter
Executor, wife Abigail.
Witnesses: Samuel Albright and Peter Bainbridge.
ROSE, Jacob DeWitt, of the Town of Manlius. Will dated June
22, 1807. Probated July 10, 1807.
Mentions wife, Elizabeth; eldest daughter, Jane DeWitt Rose; second
daughter, Margaret; mother Mary; father in law and mother in law,
and Jane Butler;
sister, Mary Booth, wife of Benjamin Booth.
Executor, wife, Elizabeth, Benjamin Booth and William Brewster.
STARKWEATHER, Asa, of the Town of Pompey. Will dated
8, 1809. Probated April 16, 1810.
Mentions wife, Adah; children, Clary, Ezra, Niles, Adah and Sophy.
Clary is named as eldest
Executor, Elder Nathan Baker of Pompey.
Witnesses: Christopher Foster, Levi Goodrich and Ambrose C. Ford.
SUTHERLAND, Samuel, of the Town of Pompey. Will dated
Probated January 11, 1808. Mentions wife, Lois; eldest son, Simon,
son Solomon; daughters,
Sally, Love and Polly.
Executor, Elder Nathan Baker.
Witnesses: Asa Starkweather, Walter Colton and Nathan Hawley.
SWENEY, Polly, of the Town of Cumberland, County of Adams,
of Pennsylvania, more lately
of the Town of Onondaga, County of Onondaga, and State of New York.
Will dated June 19, 1802.
Probated August 17, 1802. Mentions niece, Nelly Miller; niece,
Carr, wife of George Carr;
brother Thomas; Polly Miller, daughter of Silas Miller; niece,
Sweney, daughter of THomas;
brother in law, Silas Miller.
Executor, Silas Miller.
Witnesses: Joshua Forman, Luther Prentis and Thomas Miller.
Cocicil of the same date, mentions nephews, Thomas Miller and Miles
Sweeney Mille, to whom she
gives all her right, title and interest to all lands granted by the
State of Pennsylvania to
officers and soldiers who served in the American Revolution, to
Isaac Sweeney, a Captain in said war was entitled, and which he
to this testator and a
sister, Anna Sweeney, now Anna Miller, and who is the mother of
Witnesses: Joshua Forman and Silas Miller.
TEN BROECK, Peter, of the Town of Onondaga. Will dated
Probabted October 1, 1808. Mentions brother Abraham, brother, John,
nephew, John Van Pelt,
sister Catherine, Hannah, Elizabeth and Helena. Catherine listed as
deceased, leaving four
children; Elizabeth as twice married with children by first
to wit: Cornelius,
Aaron and Helena Longstreet; also friend Jasper Hopper. Boarded
William Butler to whom
he owed a small bill for board and washing.
Executors, brother Abraham, Jasper Hopper and George Hall.
Witnesses: Josiah Bronson, Rufus Pettibone and Edward Bronson.
WILLIAMS, Lemuel, of the Town of Pompey. Will dated February
12, 1805. Probated March 19, 1805.
Mentions wife, Abbey; sons Joseph, John and James; daughters,
Louisa and Nancy;
grandchildren, William and Betsey Smith; brother James.
Executors, brother in law John Lamb and Avery Sole.
Witnesses: Simeon Hart, Comfort Hart and Joseph Hart.
WRIGHT, Enos, of the Town of Pompey. Will dated November 4,
1805. Probated November 6, 1806.
Mentions wife, Sarah; sons, Rufus, Ezekiel, William, Ephraim and
Executor, son, Ephraim.
Witnesses: Timothy Colman, Elnathan Marsh and David C. Smith.
D.A.R. Bible Records. Volume 39, pp. 220-229. Copyist:
Edith Hall, Baldwinsville, NY
Member of the To-Whan-Ta-Que Chapter, D.A.R., Syracuse, NY
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