James Pettigrew died 17 Sep 1846. His wife Margaret died 5 Aug 1827.
Source: Ancestry.com database.
New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999
Probate Place: New York, New York, USA
Item Description: Wills, Vol 093, 1846-1847
See page 69ff for the will.
Will written 15 Sep 1846. Proved 13 Nov 1846.
Name: James Pettigrew
Wife: None mentioned.
Helen Pettigrew, the unmarried daughter. She received $4000 invested in bonds & mortgages for her benefit. After bequests to grandchildren, below, residue and remainder of estate split among all the children, or their heirs. Helen was given control of the portions for John and William.
Margaret Pettigrew Alberti, wife of Peter
Christiana Pettigrew Smith, widow of Samuel
Marietta Pettigrew Miller, wife of Thomas
late daughter Jane Pettigrew Robertson
William James Pettigrew, s/o James Pettigrew, $200 ($6500 today)
James Pettigrew Smith, s/o Samuel & Christiana Smith, $200
James Pettigrew Shiels, orphan, s/o Margaret Pettigrew, $300 ($9750 today)
William Alexander Robertson, Felipe Robertson, Isabella Barbara Robertson, children of Jane Pettigrew Robertson, deceased. These to receive the portion their mother would have received.
Executors: Helen Pettigrew, Christiana Smith, Thomas Miller
Read two lengthy posts about this family here:
James Pettigrew, 1780-1846, s/o John Petticrue/Pettigrew and Jean Hendersonhttp://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=630692.9
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