Hardy County Families
Christian Crose 1725-1814 and
Henry A. Hamann
The following is taken from Henry Hamann's book Christian Crose (1725-1814) and His
Descendents, 776 p., 1995. In addition the will of Christian Crose and documents
involved in its settlement are available:
The Will of Christian Crose written 1803, proved 1814.
The 14 Heirs of Michael Crose claim their share of the estate of
Christian Croose, 1830.
Christian (Croose) Crose left a Will and Last Testament dated September 9, 1803,
witnessed by James Machin, George Harness, Jr., and Adam Harness. It is recorded in
Will Book 2, pages 63 to 70, Hardy County Courthouse, Moorefield, West Virginia.
It was presented to the Court held for Hardy County the 8th dayof February 1814. This last will
and testament of Christian Croose decd., was presented in Court by Jacob Tevebough and Adam
Crose the Executors therein named.
A copy of documents where Christian Crose's fourteen grandchildren came in for their share is
recorded in Deed Book 11, Hardy County, West Virginia, page 495.
Christian Crose at the time of his demise had seven children.
In Deed Book 11 (1828-31) Hardy County, West Virginia, page 13 is a transaction dated
January 27, 1816 between Stephen Ross of the State of Ohio of the first part
and Adam Crose of the State of Virginia of the second part assigns forever
all the rights title that fell to him by Will to lands owned by Christian
Croose, deceased, laying on Patterson Creek. The sum of two hundred dollars
was accepted as Elizabeth Crose's share of her fathers estate. The
transaction was signed by Stephen Ross, Jr., and his wife Barbary Ross.
Deed Book 7, page 319, Hardy County, Moorefield, West Virginia. This
Indenture made the 17th day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred
and fifteen between Philip Crose of the state of Ohio of the one part and
Adam Crose of Hardy County & state of Virginia on the other part witnesseth
that for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars in hand paid
by said Adam Crose unto the said Philip Crose. The receipt hereof he doth
hereby acknowledge the said Philip Crose hath hereby conveyed unto the said
Adam Crose the one seventh part of two certain tracts of land situated in
the said county of Hardy containing one tract of two hundred and fifty acres
and the other tract of forty five being land that my father Christian Crose
possessed in his lifetime and which by the last Will and Testament of the
said Christian Crose the one seventh part of said tracts of land was willed
to the said Philip Crose and I then have or may have to the said tracts or
parcels of land unto the said Adam Crose. His heirs or assigns forever and
the said Philip Crose doth further for himself his heirs. Exo is or Admi to
hereby warrant and deferred the said seventh part of said tracts or parcels
of land unto the said Adam Crose his heirs or assigns against the claims
titles or demands of any person or persons whatsoever. In testimony
whereof--I the said Philip Crose have here unto set my hand and seal the day
and year first above written. Philip Crose signed with an X
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of James Ryan, Jr, Solomon
Crose, and Joshua Hanks (signed with an X).
Deed book 11 (1828-31) Hardy County, West Virginia, page 14 made the 7th day
of June 1825. Henry Crose and Jane his wife came in for his one seventh
share of his father's estate.
Deed Book D (1811-13) Hardy County, West Virginia, page 178, made this 29th
day of July 1814, Solomon Crose and Catharine his wife came in for his one
seventh share of his father's Estate.
Deed Book 11, Hardy County, West Virginia, page 495 the fourteen children of
Michael Crose, (who his father disinherited in his Will) came in for Michael
Crose's one seventh share of his fathers estate. They got $1,000 but I cannot
find out how it was distributed.
So the seven children are:
Christian Crose's 295 acres were on Patterson Creek at Thorn Run. Christian
Crose got his 250 acres from John Johnson. I assume John Ryan, Vincent
Williams, and Stephen Ross got their land from the same land grant from Lord
Fairfax. On one side of his land was John Ryan on the other side was
Vincent Williams and across Patterson Creek at thorn run was Stephen Ross,
who married Christian Crose's daughter Elizabeth.
- Elizabeth who married Stephen Ross;
- Solomon who married Catherine;
- Henry who married Jane Hornback;
- Michael who married his niece Mary Ross;
- Adam who married Mary Ryan;
- Philip who was married four times; and
- Mary Crose who remained a spinster.
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