Unlike Emily (Salisbury) Throckmorton, the woman I discussed at length last week, Elizabeth (Sailsbury) Patrick accepted the terms of her late husband’s will. The following is a transcription of her “Election of the Widow,” a probate record dating from 1889. These two women would later be connected by the marriages of their step-grandchildren. Emily Throckmorton’s step-granddaughter, Mary Edna Throckmorton, would later marry Elizabeth Patrick’s step-grandson, Carl Amos Patrick. Edna and Carl were my great-grandparents.
Election of Widow
And now comes Elizabeth Patrick widow of Alonzo Patrick deceased, and in open Court made her election to take under the last will and testament of said deceased as follows towit:
The State of Ohio
Morrow County SS
May 29 1889.
I Elizabeth Patrick widow of Alonzo Patrick late of Morrow County deceased, fully understanding the provisions of the last will and testament of said deceased and of my rights under it, and also of my rights by law to take and accept of the provisions made for me in said last will and testament, in lieu of my dower interest and distribution share of the estate of said deceased.
Subscribed in open Court, before me this 29” day of May 1889
L.K. Powell, Probate Judge.
(Source: Ohio, Probate Court (Morrow County), “Complete Record 1871-1921,” vol. 1: pp. 428, Elizabeth Patrick’s Election of the Widow, 29 May 1889; FHL microfilm 1,928,463.)