U.S. States: New York: Madison County
Hoping someone can help us with our "Unsolved Mysteries"!!
MORTIMER RATHBUN, son of AMELIA RATHBUN?
Who were the Mortimer and Amelia RATHBUN referred to in the following excerpt from the will of Nancy L. (FORBES) ROSS (LaPorte, IN 1903):
"If said Malcolm Charles Ross should die at any time before the termination of this trust, leaving a child or children by him surviving, then said property shall go to such child or children to be received by Frank J. Pitner, as their guardian, and handled and managed by him during the minority of such child or children, but if the said Malcolm shall leave no child or children him surviving, then said property shall go to and I give, devise, and bequeath the same to my sisters and brothers living and the descendants of such sisters and brothers as may be dead, the said descendants to take the share their mother or father would have taken, if living, except that Mortimer Rathbun, son of my half sister, Amelia Rathbun, shall take or receive no interest in my property whatever."
Nancy FORBES ROSS was b.14 Oct 1833 in Madison Co., NY and d. 24 Jan 1914 in LaPorte IN; daughter of Jacob N. FORBES and Nancy SULLIVAN. Nancy m. George ROSS 8 Aug 1850 in LaPorte.
Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Don and Brenda Chandler