Records from FamilySearch.org, Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973 Lapeer Estate files 1866-1867:
Lapeer County, Michigan, Probate File #457
Ruth Bancroft's Will, Filed April 4, 1866, made at age 59
1st: To grandchildren, Daniel Bennett Bancroft, son of Randolph S. Bancroft; Royal Daniel Bancroft, son of Silas J. and Betsey Ann Bancroft, and John Randolph Bancroft, son of John O. and Huldah P. Bancroft, all that tract or parcel of land, ...Section 30 Twn 6 N R 12 E, 15 acres...
Randolph S. Bancroft to be appointed sole executor
Witnesses: Dexter Muzzy, Romeo, Macomb County, Michigan
Nancy A. Bancroft, " " "
Silas Bancroft, of Memphis, Macomb Co., Michigan, was an affiant who stated that he had knowledge of a note or due bill from Ruth Bancroft to Betsey Bancroft, dated 19 Feb 1866, that was made in Romeo, at the house of his brother Randolph S. Bancroft...
Names and residences of heirs-at-law of Ruth Bancroft's estate:
Elizabeth H. Spaulding, Sarah E. King and Mercy A. Burr of Almont, Lapeer County; Randolph S. Bancroft, of Romeo, Macomb County, John O. Bancroft of Holly, Oakland County, and Silas J. Bancroft of Memphis, Romeo, Macomb County, her children, and devises named in the said will.....
Names on an Appraiser's Warrant:
Harrison King, Christopher Spangler and Homer Parker
Ruth (Jones) Bancroft's son, John O. Bancroft, married Huldah Richmond, a descendant of the original American immigrant, John Richmond. I, too, am a (presumed) descendant of John Richmond.