Married on 11 September 1822; in Boston, Massachusetts [S58]
His marker indicates death on Aug. 7, but records have it a month later. Either way, he died at age 33.
Wife remarried to Silas Cochran in 1829, and was living in Boston in 1830. Silas was born in 1805; died in 1835; son of Robert & Sarah (McMillen) [S36].
From Probate Court Records: (v50,p. 446) The administration of the Estate of Henry TREFETHEN, Late of Rye, granted to Mary E. TREFETHEN, widow, who with William TREFETHEN & George Brown of Portsmouth gave bond.
(v52) March 16, 1830- Adm. granted to Silas Cochran of Boston- Henry TREFETHEN. She (sic) & Mark Adams & Andrew Lewis both of Portsmouth gave $300. bond. (Adm. de bonis non). Warrant issued to Langley Boardman, Joseph Fuller & Reuben Rand of Portsmouth to inventory the Estate not already administered of Henry TREFETHEN late of Rye deceased.
March 13, 1830- They did & gave description to William Nachett, Silas Cochran's attorney. Tract of land in Rye & buildings thereon appraised at $513.00.
May 10, 1830- Appeared in Rockingham Court & attested to accuracy- Langley Boardman, Reuben Rand, & Jos. Fuller. Also Atty. Nachett.
(v53, p. 436) July 21, 1831- Estate of Henry TREFETHEN, late of Rye deceased. Adm. Mrs. Cochran. From I. A. TREFETHEN (must be a typo- John A., his brother [#65]) $200. for Henry's farm.
Sept. 8, 1831, Commonwealth of Mass.- Mrs. Cochran appeared to settle accounts.
Sept. 13, 1831, Rock. Probate Court agreeable to the $55.04 left to be divided among the creditors: (Claims/Received); Langley Boardman for coffin in full- $2.50/$2.50; William TREFETHEN 0006- $284.35/$26.25; Geo. C. Shattuck- $106/$9.82; Amos L. Parsons- $21.10/$1.95; Jos. S. Seavey- $4.50/$.43
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