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John CRITES

Male Abt 1783 - 1847  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name John CRITES 
    Born Abt 1783 
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1847  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • History of Upshur Co
      Page 351
      John and Jonas Crites came to this county about 1790, sons of Michael Crites

      pg 536-537

      Jackson co will record, page 365
      Will of John Crites
      wife Clory (Glori)
      son-in-law Abraham Casto
      son Abraham
      Daughter Rebecca Casto
      sons Isaac & Martin
      son-in-law Henry Couns
      daughters, Elizabeth Wolf, Barbary Fisher, Katherine Fisher
      Feb 5, 1847
      proven 22 Feb, 1849
      Resident on Parchment, near Forks

      1850 census Jackson Co:
      Glori living with Abraham and Rebecca

      17 Oct 1808, John Critz with his brother, Abraham, purchased 100 acres, east side of Buchannon River, Harrison co, WV from John and Elizabeth Jackson. The tract adjoined lands of Abraham Post (brother of Crites wives) and John Strader.

      1810 Harrison Co census

      1820 Mason Co
      John Crites
      2 males under 10 (Abraham & Martin)
      1 male 10-15 (Isaac)
      1 male 45+ (John)
      2 female under 10 (Susanna & Barbara)
      1 female 10-15 (Elizabeth)
      1 female 26-44 (Glori)
      1 female 45+ (Barbara Pfost)

      1807-1816, assessed in Harrison Co, name spelled Critz, Crites, Crits, Critse, Kritse.

      1815, had 2 horses and 9 cattle.

      30 Aug 1817 sold interest in 100 Acres (then in Lewis Co, now in Upshur) to Abram and Susanna Crites for $250 and moved to Mason Co. 26 Mar 1818 thru 1831, John assessed regularly in Mason Co, in 1829 he had 7 horses.

      1820 and 1830 Mason co census, mother-in-law apparently the older female living with.

      1824, received a land grant of 165 a on Big Mill Creek in Mason Co, in 1826, received 2 land grants of 100 a each on Moses Fork and Mill Creek, Mason co, 1827, received land grant of 100 a on Mill Creek, Mason Co, 1831, when Jackson Co was formed this land was all in JC most within 6 miles south or SE of the JC courthouse, assesses there in 1832.

      Jackson County, (W) VA Will Book One
      page 365-368
      John Crites, Will
      In the name of God, I, John Crites of Jackson County & State of Virginia being induced from various reasons to believe that my malual [natural?] existance is drawing to close

      But being of sound mind & disposetings [? smeared] memory & being desirous of disposeing of such world affects as it has pleased providence to bless me with I hereby make a distribution & will thereof as follows to wit

      1st I will and require that my funeral expences the expence of administering on my estate by recording this my last will (&e) & paying my just debts be immediately paid out of any monies on hand or any debts due me at my decease & if there should not be enough of said money & debts for the purpose aforesaid then the ballance shall be made out of such of my personal property as the person or persons that adminsters on my estate see fit to use for that purpose.

      2nd I give to my beloved wife, Clory, all my personal estate that shall be left after the payments are made as first above stated except such personal estate as shall be herein after given appopriated or bequeathed.

      3rd I appropriate all my famrming utensils waggon & various toolls to be kept on my homeplace to be used by my wife Clory & my son-in-law Abraham Casto or either of them that may occupy the said place which appropriation to contiunue during my wifes life time & at her death she is to dispose of them as she pleases and in the event that boath of the said parties shall leave said place then my wife is to have the said porperty to do with as she may think proper

      Fourthly
      I give to my wife Clory during her natural life one third of my home plantation which is the plantation I now occupy and live on which third is to be taken off of the lower side to commence at at my son Abrahams & to run across the entire survey or tract of land from end to end that is from Isaac Crites across towards the Parchment waters which parcel of land at the death of my wife Clory I give to my daughter Rebecca Casto

      Fifthly
      I give all the ballance of my home farm to my daughter Rebecca Casto that is all the land & from Jonathan Castoes to the land now given & set apart to my wife & from Isaac Crites & Martin Crites to what is caled the Delinquant line nexct towards the Parchment fork waters which boundaries must include the delinquent land I purchased laying between my old home farm & the Parchment forks

      Sixthly
      I give all the land I own that is caled the Delinquent land lying beyond & back of Isaac & Martin Crites from where I now live except about 15 acres of the same contracted to my son Isaac & 15 acres of the same contracted to my son Martin & 15 acres contracted to my son-in-law Henry Couns & one hundred acres contracted to John Redman which said pieces of land my wife Clory shall if requested make and execute deeds for to my three daughters Elizabeth Wolf, Barbary Fisher & Catharine Fisher to be equally devided among them according to quantity & quality & if they cannot agree upon a division of the said land then in that event my wife Clory shall chose three men & divide the same which division of said men shall be a final settlement of the same between my said three daughters.

      Seventhly & Lastly
      I appoint my wife Clory Executrix of this my last will & testament hereby revokeing all other wills or testaments by me heretofore made.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this feth day of February in the year 1847
      John Crites (his mark) Seal
      Senged & sealed & delivered as the last will & testament of John Crites in the prence of us. Benj Wright & Jonathan Casto

      At a County Count of Law held for Jackson county at the courthouse thereof on the 22nd day of February 1847
      The last will and Testament of John Crites deceased was proved by the oaths of Benjamin Wright & Jonathan Casto witnesses thereto and thereupon for reason appearing to the Court the motion to admit said will to record is continued until tomorrow morning.
      A copy Teste A Waugh clk

      At a County Court of Law held for Jackson County at the Courthouse thereof on Friday the 12th day of March 1847. It was considered by the Court that the written will be recorded as and for the last will and Testament of John Crited Deceased upon the proof and testemony heretofore had in the cause and that the Plafft in said motion recover against the debts their costs in and about their motion in this behalf expressed
      A copy Test A Waugh clk

      At a County Court of Law held for Jackson County at the Courthouse thereof on Monday the 26th day of April 1947
      Clory Crites the executrix named in the last will and testament of John Crites dec' this day appeared in Court and made oath to said will according to law and together with Isaac Pfost & Jonathan Casto her securities entered into an acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $500.00 with condition according to Law certificate is granted the said Clorey Crites for obtaining a probate of said will in due form
      a copy Test A Waugh clk
    Person ID I91  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 24 May 2005 

    Father Jacob CRITES,   b. 1752, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836, Hardy Co, WVa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth HENKLE,   b. 1759, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 1775  Hampshire County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F666  Group Sheet

    Family Glori PFOST,   b. 30 May 1788, Harrison County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1859, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1807  Harrison County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 

    • Harrison County Marriage Records
      John Critz
      Clary Post, d/o Barbara
      4/28/1807

      1831 Jackson County Personal Property tax list
      John Crites, 5 horses, $.30 tax, 3 white males 16+

      1830 Mason Co
      2m 10-15
      1m 15-20
      1m 40-50 John
      2f 1-5 Catherine & Rebecca
      2f 5-10 Mary & Barbara
      1f 10-15 Susanna
      1f 40-50 Glori
      1f 80-90 Barbara Pfost

      1840 Jackson Co
      1m 15-20
      1m 50-60
      1f 5-10 Rebecca
      1f 10-15 Catherine
      1f 15-20 Mary
      1f 50-60
    Children 
     1. Isaac Crites,   b. 18 Dec 1807, Harrison County, now Upshur County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Crites,   b. 14 Aug 1809, Harrison County, now Upshur County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1874, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Martin Crites,   b. 6 Jun 1811, Harrison County, now Upshur County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1870  (Age 58 years)
     4. Abraham Crites,   b. 20 Feb 1814, Harrison County, now Upshur County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1904  (Age 90 years)
     5. Susanna Crites,   b. 10 Feb 1817, Lewis Co, WVa, now Upshur Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1898, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Barbara (Barbary) Crites,   b. 25 Mar 1820, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Aug 1859  (Age < 39 years)
     7. Mary Crites,   b. 10 Jun 1823, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Catherine Crites,   b. 4 Aug 1826, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Rebecca CRITES,   b. 14 Nov 1829, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1895, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Family ID F142  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Valentin Pfost/Post 1740-1800 of Hardy County, WV.

    2. [S25] Valentin Pfost/Post 1740-1800 of Hardy County, WV.
      pages 31-36

    3. [S72] Marriage Records, Harrison Co, WV.


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