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I want this to be as complete and correct as possible. My father's family was mostly in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania and the panhandle of West Virginia. My mother's family was in western Virginia and southern West Virginia! Thanks for checking out my family.

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  • ID: I5150
  • Name: Christopher Wolfe
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1767 in probably NJ 1 2 3
  • Death: 1 APR 1847 in Greene County, PA 4 5 3
  • MISC: Emigrated to Greene County from near Morristown, NJ
  • Burial: Upper Ten Mile Church Cemetery, Morris Twp, Washington County, PA 6
  • Reference Number: 5150
  • Note:
    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.

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    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

    See Receipts filed.

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    To visit for more info: http://www.irishgenealogy.com/us/pa/washington/cemetery/prosperity.htm

    Is this Christopher Wolfe and his family?

    Wolfe, Christopher, d. Apr. 1, 1847, aged 80 yrs.
    Wolfe, Harvey H., d. Mch. 12, 1853, aged 35 yrs., 6 mos., 26 days.
    Wolfe, John, d. July 31, 1836, aged 44 yrs., 5 mos., 29 days.
    Wolfe, John W., son of John and Nancy Wolfe, d. July 4, 1828, aged 3 yrs., 7 mos., 22 days.
    Wolfe, Martha, dau. Of John and Nancy Wolfe, d. Mch. 3, 1844, aged 17 yrs., 11 days.
    Wolfe, Nancy, wife of John Wolfe, d. Apr. 26, 1848, aged 55 yrs., 5 mos., 28 days.
    Wolfe, Noadiah W., son of John and Nancy Wolfe, d. July 5, 1828, aged 12 yrs., 5 mos., 17 days.
    Wolfe, Phoebe, dau. Of John and Nancy Wolfe, d. Sept. 1, 1836, aged 22 yrs., 5 mos., 15 days.
    Wolfe, Phoebe, wife of Christopher Wolfe, d. Mch. 31, 1813, aged 47 years.
    Wolfe, Ezra, d. June 7, 1858, aged 45 yrs., 6 mos., 22 days.
    Wolf, Milton H. d. July 20, 1871, aged 26 yrs., 9 mos., 6 days.

    (Note: I have included much of this info in my data as the family members and dates for the Wolfe family. If anyone can confirm whether this is correct or not, I would love to hear from you! The info above was taken from a page that said this was from Prosperity. According to the book Burials in the Upper Ten Mile Cemetery/Prosperity Cemetery by Greg R. Dunn, there are two adjacent cemeteries at Prosperity Presbyterian Church, and these graves are in the Upper Ten Mile Cemetery which is older)

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    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.




    Marriage 1 Phoebe ??? b: ABT 1766
      Children
      1. Has Children John Wolfe b: ABT 2 FEB 1792
      2. Has Children Sarah Wolfe b: ABT 1797 in PA or NJ
      3. Has No Children Daniel Wolfe
      4. Has No Children Mahala Wolfe
      5. Has Children George F. Wolfe b: 1807 in PA
      6. Has Children Luther Wolfe b: 18 MAR 1810 in PA

      Marriage 2 Elisabeth Smith b: BET 1770 AND 1780
      • Married: BEF 1815 7
      Children
      1. Has Children Phoebe Wolfe b: 8 SEP 1814 in PA
      2. Has Children Clarissa Wolfe b: 1816 in PA
      3. Has Children Andrew J. Wolfe b: ABT 1819 in PA
      4. Has Children Mary Wolfe b: ABT 1821 in Washington, Washington County, PA

      Sources:
      1. Title: 1840 Greene County, PA Census (Morris Twp)
        Text: male, aged between 70-80 years
      2. Title: Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania
        Author: Beers, J. H. and Co.
        Publication: Chicago: J. H. Beers and Company, 1893
        Note: Copied by volunteers to be a part of the Washington CountyGenweb Page
        Text: said that he moved to Greene County, PA from Morris County, NJ.
      3. Title: Presbyterian Church, Prosperity, Pennsylvania
        Text: "WOLFE, CHRISTOPHER, d. Apr. 1, 1847, aged 80 yrs"
      4. Title: Greene County Pennsylvania Willbook #3
        Publication: 12 October 1839
        Text: sworn, subscribed and registered 8 April 1847
      5. Title: Index to Wills and Estates, Greene County (1796-1967)
        Page: Willbook 3, page 14
        Text: will # 1215, probated Apr 8, 1847
      6. Title: Burials in the Upper Ten Mile Church Cemetery
        Author: Dunn, Greg R.
        Publication: Apollo, PA: Closson Press, October 2001
        Note: Subtitled: Located in the village of Prosperity, Morris Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, Compiled in 1995

        Book contained in one volume with Burials in The Prosperity Cemetery
        Page: page 8
        Text: showed that the stone was illegible at the time that listing was collected
      7. Based on the birth date of her daughter Phoebe

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