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Christopher WOLFE

Male Abt 1767 - 1847  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Christopher WOLFE 
    Born Abt 1767  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1810  Morris Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Christopher Wolf head of household:
      3 males under age 10: [? - George, Luther, Daniel]
      1 male age 16-26: [? - John]
      1 male age 45 and older: [Christopher]
      2 females age 10-16: [Sarah, Phoebe or Mehala]
      1 female age 26-45: [Phoebe]
    Census 1820  Morris Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Christopher Wolf head of household:
      1 male under age 10: [A.J.]
      1 male age 45 and older: [Christopher]
      2 females under age 10: [Mary, Clarissa]
      1 female age 45 and older: [Elisabeth]
    Census 1830  Morris Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Christopher Wolf head of household:
      1 male age 10-15
      1 male age 20-30
      1 male age 60-70: [Christopher]
      1 female age 10-15
      1 female age 15-20
      1 female age 50-60: [Elisabeth]
    Will 12 Oct 1839  [5
    • Christopher Wolf executed a will naming these individuals as his heirs: his wife, Elisabeth, his daughter, Mary Decamp (deceased), his daughter Phoebe, his son John, his son George, and his daughter, Clarissa. Christopher's esate was to be divided equally among his heirs, after certain adjustments made by the will. The receipts and other papers filed in settling Christopher's estate indicate additional heirs: daughter, Mehala McFarland, daughter Sarah Clutter, son A.J., son Daniel, and son Luther.
    Census 1840  Morris Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Christopher Wolf head of household:
      1 male age 70-80: [Christopher]
      1 female age 60-70: [Elisabeth]
    Died 1 Apr 1847  [1
    Will Filed 8 Apr 1847  Greene County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Wills: WOLFE, Christopher, 1847: Greene Co, PA

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      From the Greene Co Will Book #3, copied at the Family History Library, SLC
      Mar 26, 1999

      #1250 Will of Christopher Wolfe dec'd (fees paid)

      In the name of God amen. I Christopher Wolfe yeoman being advanced in age
      but in Common health of body and of sound and disposing mind and memory
      Thanks be to the giver of all good for the same do make this my last will and
      testament in manner and form as follows to wit I commend my soul to God who
      gave it and my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my
      Executors hereinafter mentioned And as for such worldly Estate as I possess I
      dispose of the same as follows

      Item 1st I will that all my debts be paid out of my personal estate

      Item 2nd I will that my wife Elisabeth have a comfortable support at the
      Expense of my Estate as long as she remains my widow with liberty of
      remaining in the house where I now live

      Item 3d I will that at my death all my personal & real Estate be sold and
      after my just debts are paid and my wife provided for as above the balance be
      divided among all my children in the manner following That each of my sons
      have one hundred dollars more than my daughters Except the living son of my
      daughter Mary viz. Freeman Decamp he is to have twenty five dollars which is
      all that I will to the heirs of my daughter Mary provided however if one of
      my sons se fit to take my real Estate at what it may be appraised at after my
      death and make payment to the rest of the heirs above stated he or they are at
      liberty as to do by giving such security as my Executors will take N. B. The
      part of my estate that falls to my daughter Phoebe I will that it paid to her
      as she may need it in the opinion of my Executors and if she personally shall
      never need it I will that it be paid to her children and no one else.

      I charge my son John Wolf with one hundred Dollars paid him to be accounted
      in his part & Luther my son one hundred Dollars as above and my son George
      one hundred Dollars as above and Clarissa my Daughter fifty as above

      Lastly I hearby ordain & appoint George Wolf and Luther day the Executors of
      this my last Will and testament and hereby revoking all will by me heretofor
      made

      In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 12th day of
      October 1839. Christopher Wolfe (L. S.)

      Test: Daniel Day

      Daniel Davis

      Greene County ss

      Before me W. W. Sayers Register for the Probate of Wills and granting
      Letters of Administration in & for said County this day came Daniel Day and
      Daniel Davis the two subscribing Witnesses to the within instrument of
      writing who after bring duly sworn according to law dispose & say that they
      were present and saw & heard Christopher Wolfe the within named Testator
      sign, seal publish pronounce and declare the within & foregoing to be his
      last Will and testament That they signed their names thereto as Witnesses at
      his request and in his presence & in presense of each other; That the said
      Testator was at the time of so doing of sound and disposing mind memory and
      understanding to the best of their knowledge abservation and beliefs.
      Sworn amd subscribed April 8, 1847

      W.W. Sayers Regr. Daniel Day

      Daniel Davis
      Registerd April 8, 1847. Same day letters testementary granted to the
      Executors with a copy of the Will annexed. April 27, 1847.
      Inventory & vendue list filed.


      Greene County Orphans' Court dockets v. 3-4, 1847-1861, FHL US/CAN Film
      861092
      (Copied March 2000 in SLC)

      September Term, 1857, #22.
      Wolf, Christopher Dec'd settled ac.
      And now, Oct 7, 1857, George F. Wolfe and Luther Day Esqr's., Executors of
      the last Will & Testament of Christopher Wolfe Dec'd., present for
      confirmation and allowance, an account of their administration upon Estate of
      said deceased by which it appears there is a balance in the hands of
      accountants of Twenty nine hundred and forty-eight and 53/100 Dollars. Same
      day account confirmed by the Court. No. 22 of this September Term 1857.

      And now, June 24, 1858, George F. Wolf one of the Executors files the
      following receipts of the heirs and ex.

      Receipt of William Lindley guardian of the minor children of John Wolf dated
      April 11, 1847, for Thirty Dollars $30.00
      Also Receipt of same dated April 14, 1848 for Thirty six Dollars $36. Also
      receipt of same dated April 25, 1850, for Forty two Dollars $42. Also
      receipt of Ezra Wolf dated April 14, 1848, for Twelve Dollars $12.00. Also
      receipt of same dated April 25, 1850 for Fifteen Dollars $15. Also receipt
      of same dated November 2nd, 1853 for fifteen Dollars $15. Also receipt of
      same dated July 15, 1857, for Fourteen Dollars and eighty three cents
      $14.83. Also receipt of Harvey H. Wolf for Twelve Dollars $12, dated April
      14, 1848. Also receipt of same dated April 26, 1849, for Ten Dollars $10.
      Also receipt of same dated May 24th, 1850, for Fourteen Dollars $14. Also
      receipt of Samuel McVey, Guardian of the minor children of Harvey H. Wolf
      Dec'd who was one of the heirs of the said Christopher Wolf Deceased for
      Twenty seven Dollars and sixty four cents Balance in Full $27.64. Also
      receipt of James McFarland husband Mehala Wolf one of the heirs of
      Christopher Wolf Dec'd., dated April 14, 1858, for Twelve Dollars in part of
      his wife's share $12. Also receipt of same dated April 26, 1849, for Ten
      Dollars, $10. Also receipt of same dated Aug. 26, 1850 for Fifteen Dollars
      $15. Also receipt Mehala McFarland formerly Mehala Wolf dated February 2,
      1854 for Twenty six Dollars and fifty six cents $26.56 in full of her share
      of the estate of said deceased. Also receipt of William C. Wolf dated April
      14, 1848, for Twelve Dollars $12. Also receipt of same dated May 24, 1850,
      for Fourteen Dollars $14. Also receipt of Sayers and Rinehart dated Aug 12,
      1854, for Fifteen Dollars and fifteen cents money paid them for Wm. C.
      Wolf. Also receipt of the same Wm. C. Wolfe dated Apr 3, 1854, for Ten
      Dollars and thirty five cents in full of his share to said estate.

      Also receipt of Christopher A. Wolf dated February 17, 1857, for Thirty three
      Dollars in full of his share as heir to said estate. Also receipt of George
      F. Wolf Jr. dated Oct. 12, 1855 for Twenty seven Dollars and sixty four cents
      $27.64 in full of his share as heir to said estate. Also receipt of Mary Wolf
      Dated February 2, 1854, for Twenty eight Dollars and fourteen cents $28.14 in
      full of her share as heir to said Estate. Also receipt of Sarah Clutter
      formerly Sarah Wolf dated April 12, 1849, for Ninety Dollars in part of her
      share $90. Also receipt of same dated April 22, 1849 for Sixty six Dollars
      in part of her share $66. Also receipt of same Dated April 12, 1850, for
      Eighty Dollars in part of her share to said Estate $80. Also receipt of same
      dated August 10, 1850, for twenty dollars $20. Also receipt of same dated
      September 22, 1851, for Eighty Dollars $80. Also receipt of same dated
      November 1st, 1852, for Forty Dollars $40. Also receipt of same dated July
      17, 1857 for Five Dollars and seventy five cents, balance in full of her
      fathers estate $5.75. Also a statement from Daniel Wolf who acknowledging to
      have received in Sundry articles of property of his father Christopher Wolf
      Dec'd., amounting in value to Ninety Dollars and fifty cents which he is
      willing to stand as receipt for that amount of his share of the Estate
      $90.50. Also receipt of same dated May 19, 1849, for Seventy Dollars $70, on
      his share to said estate. Also another receipt of Daniel Wolf dated July
      1850, for One hundred Dollars on his share to said Estate $100. Also receipt
      of same dated April 21, 1851, for Fifty Dollars $50. on his share. Also
      receipt of same, "Pose tum" Luther dated August 16, 1852, for Fifty Dollars
      $50. Also receipt of Luther Wolf dated April 11, 1849 for one hundred and
      thirty five Dollars toward his share to said estate $135. Also receipt of
      same April 10, 1849, for Thirty seven dollars and ninety cents $37.90 in part
      of his share. Also receipt of same Dated April 17, 1850 for Seventy five
      Dollars toward his share $75. Also receipt of same dated August 3, 1850, for
      Twenty five Dollars $25. Also receipt of same dated Nov. 15, 1852, for Sixty
      five Dollars $65. in part of his share. Also receipt of A. J. Wolf dated May
      7, 1847, for Fifty Dollars that was paid him by his father in his lifetime.
      Also receipt of same dated April 11, 1848, for One hundred and thirty five
      Dollars on his share $135. Also receipt of same dated October 25, 1855, for
      Two hundered and fifty seven Dollars and fourteen cents in full of his share
      to the estate $257.14. also receipt of John Parkinson dated April 10, 1847
      and for Seventy Dollars $70. and one for Thirty seven Dollars and ten cents
      $37.10 Towards the share of his wife Clarissa Parkinson formerly Clarissa
      Wolf. Also receipt of the said Clarissa Parkinson dated October 25, 1855,
      for Two hundred and eighty nine Dollars and sixty four cents in full of my
      share to my fathers Estate $269.64.

      Also receipt of Freeman H. Decamp son of Mary Decamp formerly Mary wolf who
      was heir at law to said Estate dated April 22, 1848 for Twenty five Dollars
      it being in full of what was willed to me by said deceased $25.00

      See Receipts filed.
    Buried Washington County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Prosperity Presbyterian Church Cemetery 
    Headstone - Christopher Wolfe
    Headstone - Christopher Wolfe
    Person ID I3230  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2008 

    Family 1 Phoebe,   b. Abt 1766,   d. 31 Mar 1813  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married Bef 1790 
    Notes 
    • From the Greene County, PA, Will Book #3, copied at the Family History Library, SLC Mar 26, 1999
      #1250 Will of Christopher Wolfe dec'd (fees paid)

      In the name of God amen. I Christopher Wolfe yeoman being advanced in age but in Common health of body and of sound and disposing mind and memory Thanks be to the giver of all good for the same do make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows to wit I commend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter mentioned And as for such worldly Estate as I possess I dispose of the same as follows

      Item 1st I will that all my debts be paid out of my personal estate

      Item 2nd I will that my wife Elisabeth have a comfortable support at the Expense of my Estate as long as she remains my widow with liberty of remaining in the house where I now live

      Item 3d I will that at my death all my personal & real Estate be sold and after my just debts are paid and my wife provided for as above the balance be divided among all my children in the manner following That each of my sons have one hundred dollars more than my daughters Except the living son of my daughter Mary viz. Freeman Decamp he is to have twenty five dollars which is all that I will to the heirs of my daughter Mary provided however if one of my sons se fit to take my real Estate at what it may be appraised at after my death and make payment to the rest of the heirs above stated he or they are at liberty as to do by giving such security as my Executors will take N. B. The part of my estate that falls to my daughter Phoebe I will that it paid to her as she may need it in the opinion of my Executors and if she personally shall never need it I will that it be paid to her children and no one else.

      I charge my son John Wolf with one hundred Dollars paid him to be accounted in his part & Luther my son one hundred Dollars as above and my son George one hundred Dollars as above and Clarissa my Daughter fifty as above

      Lastly I hearby ordain & appoint George Wolf and Luther day the Executors of this my last Will and testament and hereby revoking all will by me heretofor made

      In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 12th day of October 1839. Christopher Wolfe (L. S.)
      Test: Daniel Day
      Daniel Davis

      Greene County ss

      Before me W. W. Sayers Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in & for said County this day came Daniel Day and Daniel Davis the two subscribing Witnesses to the within instrument of writing who after bring duly sworn according to law dispose & say that they were present and saw & heard Christopher Wolfe the within named Testator sign, seal publish pronounce and declare the within & foregoing to be his last Will and testament That they signed their names thereto as Witnesses at his request and in his presence &in presense of each other; That the said Testator was at the time of so doing of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge abservation and beliefs.

      Sworn amd subscribed April 8, 1847

      W.W. Sayers Regr. Daniel Day

      Daniel Davis
      Registerd April 8, 1847. Same day letters testementary granted to the Executors with a copy of the Will annexed. April 27, 1847.
      Inventory & vendue list filed.

      *************************

      Greene County Orphans' Court dockets v. 3-4, 1847-1861, FHL US/CAN Film 861092
      (Copied March 2000 in SLC)

      September Term, 1857, #22.
      Wolf, Christopher Dec'd settled ac.
      And now, Oct 7, 1857, George F. Wolfe and Luther Day Esqr's., Executors of the last Will & Testament of Christopher Wolfe Dec'd., present for confirmation and allowance, an account of their administration upon Estate of said deceased by which it appears there is a balance in the hands of accountants of Twenty nine hundred and forty-eight and 53/100 Dollars. Same day account confirmed by the Court. No. 22 of this September Term 1857.

      And now, June 24, 1858, George F. Wolf one of the Executors files the following receipts of the heirs and ex.

      Receipt of William Lindley guardian of the minor children of John Wolf dated April 11, 1847, for Thirty Dollars $30.00
      Also Receipt of same dated April 14, 1848 for Thirty six Dollars $36. Also receipt of same dated April 25, 1850, for Forty two Dollars $42. Also receipt of Ezra Wolf dated April 14, 1848, for Twelve Dollars $12.00. Also receipt of same dated April 25, 1850 for Fifteen Dollars $15. Also receipt of same dated November 2nd, 1853 for fifteen Dollars $15. Also receipt of same dated July 15, 1857, for Fourteen Dollars and eighty three cents $14.83. Also receipt of Harvey H. Wolf for Twelve Dollars $12, dated April 14, 1848. Also receipt of same dated April 26, 1849, for Ten Dollars $10. Also receipt of same dated May 24th, 1850, for Fourteen Dollars $14. Also receipt of Samuel McVey, Guardian of the minor children of Harvey H. Wolf Dec'd who was one of the heirs of the said Christopher Wolf Deceased for Twenty seven Dollars and sixty four cents Balance in Full $27.64. Also receipt of James McFarland husband Mehala Wolf one of the heirs of Christopher Wolf Dec'd., dated April 14, 1858, for Twelve Dollars in part of his wife's share $12. Also receipt of same dated April 26, 1849, for Ten Dollars, $10. Also receipt of same dated Aug. 26, 1850 for Fifteen Dollars $15. Also receipt Mehala McFarland formerly Mehala Wolf dated February 2, 1854 for Twenty six Dollars and fifty six cents $26.56 in full of her share of the estate of said deceased. Also receipt of William C. Wolf dated April 14, 1848, for Twelve Dollars $12. Also receipt of same dated May 24, 1850, for Fourteen Dollars $14. Also receipt of Sayers and Rinehart dated Aug 12, 1854, for Fifteen Dollars and fifteen cents money paid them for Wm. C. Wolf. Also receipt of the same Wm. C. Wolfe dated Apr 3, 1854, for Ten Dollars and thirty five cents in full of his share to said estate.

      Also receipt of Christopher A. Wolf dated February 17, 1857, for Thirty three Dollars in full of his share as heir to said estate. Also receipt of George F. Wolf Jr. dated Oct. 12, 1855 for Twenty seven Dollars and sixty four cents $27.64 in full of his share as heir to said estate. Also receipt of Mary Wolf Dated February 2, 1854, for Twenty eight Dollars and fourteen cents $28.14 in full of her share as heir to said Estate. Also receipt of Sarah Clutter formerly Sarah Wolf dated April 12, 1849, for Ninety Dollars in part of her share $90. Also receipt of same dated April 22, 1849 for Sixty six Dollars in part of her share $66. Also receipt of same Dated April 12, 1850, for Eighty Dollars in part of her share to said Estate $80. Also receipt of same dated August 10, 1850, for twenty dollars $20. Also receipt of same dated September 22, 1851, for Eighty Dollars $80. Also receipt of same dated November 1st, 1852, for Forty Dollars $40. Also receipt of same dated July 17, 1857 for Five Dollars and seventy five cents, balance in full of her fathers estate $5.75. Also a statement from Daniel Wolf who acknowledging to have received in Sundry articles of property of his father Christopher Wolf Dec'd., amounting in value to Ninety Dollars and fifty cents which he is willing to stand as receipt for that amount of his share of the Estate $90.50. Also receipt of same dated May 19, 1849, for Seventy Dollars $70, on his share to said estate. Also another receipt of Daniel Wolf dated July 1850, for One hundred Dollars on his share to said Estate $100. Also receipt of same dated April 21, 1851, for Fifty Dollars $50. on his share. Also receipt of same, "Pose tum" Luther dated August 16, 1852, for Fifty Dollars $50. Also receipt of Luther Wolf dated April 11, 1849 for one hundred and thirty five Dollars toward his share to said estate $135. Also receipt of same April 10, 1849, for Thirty seven dollars and ninety cents $37.90 in part of his share. Also receipt of same Dated April 17, 1850 for Seventy five Dollars toward his share $75. Also receipt of same dated August 3, 1850, for Twenty five Dollars $25. Also receipt of same dated Nov. 15, 1852, for Sixty five Dollars $65. in part of his share. Also receipt of A. J. Wolf dated May 7, 1847, for Fifty Dollars that was paid him by his father in his lifetime. Also receipt of same dated April 11, 1848, for One hundred and thirty five Dollars on his share $135. Also receipt of same dated October 25, 1855, for Two hindered and fifty seven Dollars and fourteen cents in full of his share to the estate $257.14. also receipt of John Parkinson dated April 10, 1847 and for Seventy Dollars $70. and one for Thirty seven Dollars and ten cents $37.10 Towards the share of his wife Clarissa Parkinson formerly Clarissa Wolf. Also receipt of the said Clarissa Parkinson dated October 25, 1855, for Two hundred and eighty nine Dollars and sixty four cents in full of my share to my fathers Estate $269.64.

      Also receipt of Freeman H. Decamp son of Mary Decamp formerly Mary Wolf who was heir at law to said Estate dated April 22, 1848 for Twenty five Dollars it being in full of what was willed to me by said deceased $25.00
      [5]
    Children 
     1. Daniel WOLFE,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Phoebe WOLFE,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mehala WOLFE,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Luther WOLFE,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John WOLFE,   b. 2 Feb 1792,   d. 31 Jul 1836  (Age 44 years)
    +6. Sarah WOLFE,   b. Abt 1797, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. George F. WOLFE,   b. 1807,   d. Bef 31 Jul 1867  (Age < 60 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F1073  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elisabeth SMITH,   b. Between 1770 and 1780,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Aft 31 Mar 1813 
    • From the Washington Reporter, Monday, Sept 22, 1817

      (Found on page 47, of Abstracts of the Washington Reporter; January 1, 1817 to February 6, 1820)

      Caution. The subscriber is under the painful necessity of cautioning the public against trusting his wife Elizabeth Wolfe, late Elizabeth Smith, of Morris Township. She had previous to this time absented herself and threatened to involve me in debt and to get as much on my credit as possible, whether she stood in need of it or not. Notwithstanding her improper conduct I looked over it and restored her to my house and protection - but now finding that nothing else will do, I am compelled to publish to the world that I shall refuse to pay any debts she may contract in future unless compelled by law, especially while she continues in her present unlawful and unbecoming course. /s/ Christopher Wolfe, Morris township.

    Children 
     1. A. J. WOLFE,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary WOLFE,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Clarissa WOLFE,   b. 1816,   d. 1896  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F1074  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810 - Morris Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1820 - Morris Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Morris Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Morris Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Filed - 8 Apr 1847 - Greene County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Prosperity Presbyterian Church Cemetery - - Washington County, Pennsylvania
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  • Sources 
    1. [S308] Pennsylvania, Washington - Prosperity Cemetery, Entry for Christopher Wolfe.

    2. [S611] Pennsylvania, Washington - 1810 - Christopher Wolf.

    3. [S612] Pennsylvania, Washington - 1820 - Christopher Wolf.

    4. [S613] Pennsylvania, Greene - 1830 - Christopher Wolf.

    5. [S615] Christopher Wolf family group sheet.

    6. [S614] Pennsylvania, Greene - 1840 - Christopher Wolf.


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