Will of Joseph Crow dated 27 March 1862 probate 4 June 1862
Will Book 8, p. 355
The last will and testament of Joseph Crow of Fallowfield Township Washington County Pennsylvania. In the name of God, I Joseph Crow considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound mind and memory, (blessed be almighty God for the same) do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form following that is to say I allow all my just debts to be paid and all my funeral expences to be paid. First I give and bequeath to Martha Blain fifty dollars. I give and bequeath to Sarahanne Worrell daughter of Mary Worrell fifty dollars. I will and bequeath to Azariah Crow son of Jacob Crow one dollar. I give and bequeath to Mary Hill daughter of Mary Worrell fifty dollars. I give and bequeath to Lucinda Worrell daughter of Mary Worrell fifty dollars. I give and bequeath to Martha Hazle Baker daughter of Jacob Crow one dollar. I will and bequeath to Mary Johnston daughter of Jacob Crow two hundred dollars. I will and bequeath to James Crow son of Jacob Crow fifty dollars. I will and bequeath to Salathiel Crow son of Jacob Crow two hundred dollars if it is for him. I will and bequeath to Sarah Howe daughter of Jacob Crow two hundred dollars. I will and bequeath to Anneliza Worell daughter of Jaocb Crow two hundred dollars and in case there is more than is willed, the balance is to be divided with the above named equal according to their shares. I will and bequeath to Martha Morton my half sister one cow and the house hold kitchen furniture bed and bedding and the interest of four hundred dollars to be paid to yearly or whenever she needs it to her by Thomas Johnston. I hereby appoint Thomas Johnston my sole executor of this my last will and testament; in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty two.
||Joseph (X his mark) Crow
Joseph S. Morton
Be is remembered that on the 4th day of June 1862 before me John Meloy Deputy Register for the probate of wills and granting letters of Administration and for the said county came James Morton, Joseph S. Morton and Richard Morton the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will of Joseph Crow dec'd who after being duly qualified according to law depose and say that they were present at the execution of said will -- saw the testator sign the same-heard him publish it as and for his last will and testament-that they at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribed their names thereto as witnesses. And, that, at the time of the signing the said testator was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
[Signed] John Meloy, Dep Regr. James Morton, Joseph Morton, Richard Morton
June 4, 1862 Letters Testamentory issued to Thomas Johnston the executor named in the will who the same day was duly qualified and the will registered and compared by John Meloy, Dep. Regr.
Administration of Joseph Crow filed 12 Jan 1881
Administration includes, among accounts and other documents, the following sworn statement.
|| California January 22d 1876
Know all men by these presents that we the undersigned do by these presents Release and forever quit-claim all our right title and claim whatsoever we may have in and to four hundred dollars and interest accorded Martha Morton in the will of Joseph Crow Deceased awarded to her. Also all claims we may have on the administration for our part of said four hundred dollars after her death. Also all claims we may have on her personal property awarded her in said will of said Joseph Crow deceased. In consideration that Thomas Johnson and wife the parties of the second part on their part do bind themselves to keep the said Martha Morton their natural life in good and sufficient victuals clothing and lodging and take good care of said Martha Morton is sickness and health. And if said Martha Morton die before said Johnsons said Johnsons to bury her decent and pay all debts bills and funeral expenses. At any time the said Johnsons fail to comply with the above this contract to be null and void. Witness whereunto we have set our hands and seals this day and year above.
|E. M. Melehi (?), J. P
|| [Signed] James Crow Salathiel Crow
|| Sarah E Howe Thomas Johnson
Ann E Worrell Mary Johnson
Washington County Pennsylvania Register of Wills
Will Book 8, p. 355