ABSTRACTS OF SOME EARLY SOUTHPORT WILLS
Submitted by J. Kelsey Jones
Cassada, John H. Will dated 11 Jan 1832 Southport. Wife, Sally; infant daughter, Almeda; mother, Abigail. Executors, wife, John Bovier, and David Howell. Witnesses: William Lowe, Harry S. Grover, Jesse C. Kinner. Probated 8 Mar 1832.
Hammond, Lebeus of Elmira. Will dated 17 May 1819. Wife, not named; daughters, Hanna and Polly wife of John Sly. Grandchildren, Vincent, Sarah W., Mary, William H., Rebecca, and Lebeus H. Mathews and Vincent M. Sly. Executors, William Jenkins, Samuel Strong, son in law, John Sly. Witnesses: John J. Low, Samuel Strong, and Martin Hammond. Probated 17 July 1826.
Kelly, John of Southport. Will dated 19 Feb 1824. Wife, Martha; children of first wife Hannah - David, Ezra, Jesse, and George; daughters, Anna, Julia, Lanor, Fanny, and Eliza. Executors, A. Gates White, Harvey Jones, William T. Knapp. Witnesses: W. T. Knapp, A. G. White, Philo Jones. Probated 19 Nov 1825.*
Kenyon, Benjamin of Southport. Will dated 23 Mar 1829. Wife, Anna. Executors, Joseph Griswold and Jacob Miller. Witnesses: Harrison Benson, John and Jonas Griswold. Probate 31 Mar 1829.
Kenyon, Enoch of Southport. Will dated 31 July 1830. Wife, Sibil; minor children, Almond, Samuel, Abigail, and Eunice; Eunice and Sally Ann, children of son Enoch, dec’d. Witnesses: Caleb Baker, Abram McHenry, Sarah Baker. Probated 22 Aug 1831. Citations to James Cassady and Abigail his wife, Matthias Gardner and Eunice his wife, John J. Kenyon and Caleb Baker.
Marvin Archibald of Southport. Will dated 3 June 1824. Wife, Elizabeth; children, Hector, Welling, Decoe, Anthony, Seth, Mark, and Julia. Executors, John Waier and M. A. White. Witnesses: John Waier, Rachel Sloane, Jr., A. G. White. Probated 1 Nov 1826. Codicial in 1825 indicates son Mark had died.
Miller, John of Southport. Grandson, Joseph Miller son of Abraham. Executor, brother Abraham of Southport. Witnesses: George W. Miller, Neal C. Strous, John H. Satterly. Probated 16 June 1834. Joseph Miller of Indiana cited.
Smith, Timothy of Elmira. Will dated 5 Apr 1809. Wife, Fanny; sons, Solomon L., Archibald, Uriah, and Job; daughters, Betsey wife of Dr. Elias Satterly, Hanna, Abigail, and Sukey; granddaughter Peggy Hoffman. Executors, John Smith and Elias Satterly. Witnesses: A. Gates White, Abigail White, Jacob Smith. Probated 10 May 1809.
Wells, Abner of Southport. Will dated 20 July 1829. Wife, Keturah; sons, John C., William, Isaac, and Henry; daughters, Fanny, Mehetable, Keturah, and Mary. Executors, sons William and Isaac. Witnesses: Henry Wells, Henry L. Fry, David Brewer. Probated 21 Jan 1832. Heirs cited: David and Fanny Griswold, Mehetable and Mary Roberts.
White, Amos Gates of Southport. Will dated 7 Sept 1831. Sons, Marcus, Seth, and Alanson; daughters, Emily Jones, Elvira wife of Samuel Baker, Olive wife of Hunt Pomeroy, Sally Sanderson. Executor, Theo. North of Elmira. Witnesses: Orange Chapman and William Lowe of Southport, Uriah Smith of Elmira. Probated 9 Mar 1833. Citations show Emily wife of Harvey Jones and Sally wife of Alpheus Sanderson.
*daughter Sarah by wife Martha born 11 May 1826 after John died and she married John McWhorter.
Reference: New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 1927.