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Will of Jane Crow MORTON , deceased 1862

County of Hancock in the State of Virginia

Washington County PA Courthouse, Washington PA


Submitted Tue, Sep 22, 2009 by Muriel Sonne
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Will of Jane Crow MORTON , deceased 1862

Will Book 1, pp 82-3  

Muriel Sonne wrote: "Jane Crow Morton is the youngest child of John Crow died 1797 and wife Martha. The children of John and Martha were George 1786-1864 (m. to Rosannah Jackman), Jacob(1790-1836)m. to Anne Riggs, Joseph 1788-1862 (unmarried), Benjamin 1791-1873 (unmarried), Sarah 1794-1855 (Marshall Co., WV) (m. to James Nixon.) 

"Azariah Crow, Mary Johnson, James Crow, Martha Jane Hazelbaker, Sarah Howe, and Anne Eliza Worrell are all children of Jacob Crow and Anne Riggs. 
Martha Crow, widow of John m2 abt. 1800 William Morton; Martha Morton Blaine is dau of their oldest child, Mary Morton b. abt. 1800-bef 1838 m. Jonathan Worrell 1793-1839.

"Martha Morton is youngest child of William Morton and Martha Crow Morton. She lived with Joseph Morton for many years and is prominently mentioned in his will. 

"This information and document will really helps tie the family together."

Will of Jane Crow Morton dated 1 Oct 1862, probate 9 Dec 1862
Hancock County, VA [WV] Will book 1, pp 82-3 

County of Hancock in the State of Virginia

I Jane Morton of the  being weak in body but of sound mind do make and constitute this my last will and testament, that is to say. It is my will that my executor herein to be appointed to sell all my property both real and personal that out of my estate he be required to pay, 

First all my just debts and funeral expenses

Second I will and bequeath to Mrs. Mary Johnson, wife of Thomas Johnson, one hundred dollars.

Third I will to Martha Jane Hazelbaker wife of Jacob Hazelbaker one hundred dollars.

Fourth I will to Ann Eliza Worl wife of Allen Worl one hundred dollars. 

Fifth I will to Sarah Howe wife of [unnamed] How [sic] one hundred dollars.

Sixth I will to James Crow one hundred dollars.

Seventh I will to John and James Nixon my sisters sons one hundred dollars each.

Eight[th]  will to Margaret Jane, Sarah, and Benjamin Crow children of my brother George Crow fifty dollars each. 

Ninth I will to Mrs. Martha Blane fifty dollars. 

Tenth I will to Miss Martha Morton fifty dollars.

Eleventh, I will to Azariah Crow son of Jacob Crow the balance of my estate after all the legacies are paid.

Twelfth and lastly. I do hereby appoint my worthy friend Daniel Montgomery my executor, and I do hereby clothe him with the power to do anything that may be necessary to the settling up of my Estate or in other words to convey real estate & etc. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my sand and seal this 1st day of October 1862. 

Jane Morton (seal)

Teste Samuel Roberts and Jesse Shipley

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true Copy of the last will and testament of Jane Morton, together with the order of the court admitting the same to record. Daniel S. Donahoo Clerk County Court of Hancock County Virginia, December 9th A.D. 1862. The last will and testament of Jane Morton decd, late of Hancock County was this day presented in court rep? the oaths of Samuel Roberts and Jesse Shipley subscribing witnesses thereto, whereupon Daniel Montgomery named executor therein came into Court and being appointed by the Court Executor as aforesaid entered into and executed a bond with Nathaniel Wells and James Gorley of Brooke County, Virginia his sureties (who justified) in the penal sum of Four thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office and trust and also took the oath prescribed by law in such cases. The court doth thereupon order that letters testamentary upon the Estate of the said decedent be granted to the said Daniel Montgomery, and that said will be recorded. Danl Donehoo, Clerk copy Teste

Hancock County Will Index and Will Book 1848-1896, FHL #870901

Hancock County Virginia [WVA] Register of Wills
Will book 1, pp 82-3 


County of Hancock in the State of Virginia, ss. 
Register's Office


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