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Adolphus Aldrich
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1787
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1867
Monroe County
New York, USA

War of 1812 Veteran
Son of Solomon Aldrich
Husband of Jane.
b. Uxbridge, Mass.

History of Monroe County by McIntosh, p. 221:
"Solomon Aldrich ca. Perinton 1806, aided by (sons) Geo. & Adolphus, cleared a farm which at his death was divided. Adolphus lived on the east part over 60 years. Geo. had the west half. The Aldriches aided to cut the way across the town for the Palmyra and Manchester road.

Landmark Family Sketches p.64 Geo. with his father Solomon on foot from home in Ashfield, Mass. first to Macedon and in 1806 to Perinton where they cleared farm bordering on Wayne Co.. Father & son died on this farm.

Aldrich Genealogy: Adolphus Aldrich b. 1-13-1787 Uxbridge (or Ashfield) Mass, m. 6-1812 Jane Van Duzer, (he) d. 1-20-1867 Perinton, NY. Jane Van Duzer b. 6-26-1793/4 New Windsor, Orange Co., NY dau of John & Margaret Van Duzer. Jane was m. on her 19th birthday by Squire Bancroft of Macedon. She d. 3-18-1888 Fairport, NY. Adolphus & Jane lived on the homestead 2 mi. east of Egypt. A few days after their marriage her husband took up arms for his country and was absent in its service for some mos. The following spring they began housekeeping on the farm that was their continuous home.

Monroe Co NY Wills Vol. 12 page 569

Adolphus Aldrich
probated: 8 Apr 1867

The last Will and Testament of Adolphus Aldrich of the town of Perinton in the county of Monroe and State of New York.

I, Adolphus Aldrich considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of much mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit:

First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jane Aldrich all my household furniture, beds and bedding, also one horse buggy and harness suitable for her years and condition in life and all to be entirety at her own control and disposal.

Second, all the rest and residue of my personal estate (after the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses and the expense of selling my estate), I give and bequeath unto my son Solomon A. Aldrich and my daughter, Margaret E. Aldrich, he to have two thirds and she one third of the same.

Third, I give and devise one equal undivided third part of all my real estate to my said beloved wife Jane Aldrich to hold to her for and during her natural life, and after her decease, the same to go to my said children Solomon A. Aldrich and Margaret E. Aldrich, he taking two thirds and she one third. The real estate which I now own consists of my homestead farm situate on lot number three in said town of Perinton & containing one hundred and twenty acres, and about sixteen acres of land situtated on lot number ten in said town of Perinton & known as "the timbered lot" I wish it distinctly understood that the legacies above given to my beloved wife one considered to be in lieu instead of dower in which she is by law entitled.

Fourth, All the rest residue of my said real estate consisitng of two thirds I give and devise to my said son Solomon A. Aldrich and my said daughter Margaret E. Aldrich their heirs and assigns forever. Two thirds to go to my
said soon and one third to my said daughter. It is further my will that my three grandchildren now with me to wit Charles a. Potter, Wallace W. Potter and John V. D. Potter children of my deceased daughter Celinda S. Potter shall be provided for, maintained and educated until they shall arrive at the age of fourteen years, at the expense of my said son Solomon A. Aldrich and my said daughter Margaret E. Aldrich, my said son Solomon paying two thirds and my
said daughter Margaret one third of the same and further it is my will that when the three grand children named, together with their sisters and brothers, Sarah Jane Potter and Albert Eugene Potter shall arrive at the age of twenty one years respectively then each of them be paid the sum of one hundred dollars by my son Solomon A. and my daughter Margaret E. two thirds to be paid by my said son & one third by my said daughter.

Fifthly, lastly I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Jane Aldrich and my son Solomon A. Aldrich executrix and executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto fixed my hand and seal the twelfth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five.

Adolphus Aldrich (L.S.)

witnessed by
Loammi Whitcomb, Macedon, Wayne Co, N.Y.
Charles Estus, Macedon, Wayne Co, N.Y. 
Family links: 
  Solomon Aldrich (1761 - 1839)
  Jane Van Duzer Aldrich (1793 - 1888)
  Narcissus Aldrich Potter (1817 - 1851)*
  Mary A. Veeder (1818 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Aged 80 years & 10 days.
South Perinton Cemetery
Monroe County
New York, USA
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Record added: May 02, 2010
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