Will Abstract of Alexander McCrea (his father) lists Phyllis Hendersen (his mother) & John & brother William as benefactors:
Will: Alexander McCrea, 1826 3478J Inv. filed I8 July 1826
Witnessed by Jacob Stires & Enoch Clifford
Archibald, John & widow Phyllis, Elecutors: John & Archibald McCrea
"Ist it is my will, and I do order. all my debts and funeral expenses be duly paid.
2nd: I bequeath to my wife Phyllis McCrea during her lifetime or widowhood, all properties both real and personal.
3rd: I give and devise unto my two sons John and William, all my lands, tenants & estate whatsoever, except such as is herein after
devices, at the death oftheir mother, subject to the right of dowers to their heirs and assigns forever to be equally divided between the sons
John and William, subject to the charges hereafter created, and
4th: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Cowdrick the some of $100.00 to be paid to her three within 2 years after the death of her
5th: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Cramer the sum of $100.00 to be paid to her three years after the death of her mother.
6th: I give and bequeath to the five children of my daughter Elizabeth Martin, dec'd $20.00 Each to be paid to them four years after the
death of my wife, if they shall be then of age, if not to be paid to each respectfully when they come of age.
7th: I give and bequeath to my son Archibald McCrea the some of $5000 to be paid five years after the death of his mother.
8th: I give and bequeath to my daughter Roseann Cowlin the s u of $200.00 to bl paid to her six years after the death of her mother, it is
likewise my will that said daughter Rosann shall have wood sufficient for one fire from off the premises I now occupy as long as she may
live convenient to th same but
no t to convey the right to any other person or persons whatsoever and cut no other than such as one generally use of fire wood so as not
to injure the growth of young timber or such as are fit for building.
9th: I give and bequeath to the three of my grandchildren: Alexander Cowdrick, McCrea Martin and Alexander Cramer. the sum of
fourteen dollars to the said Alexander Cowdrick, and Alexander Cramer when their mothers legacies become due and to be paid to the
said McCrea Martin at the time of his legacy aforesaid of $20.00 becomes due.
l0th: I give and bequeath to my grandson Alexander McCrea son of Archibald McCrea the sum of $14.00 to be paid at time his tathers
legacy becomes due.
All moveable estate I leave to my wife as long as she lives and then to be sold and the money to go towards the payment of the forgoing
If my personal estate is not sufficient to pay the said legacies, the remainder to come to come out of my real estate, leaving it to th will of
my two sons, John and William to seel th salne or [pay such deficiencies themselves and if any monies remain out of my personal estate
after the legacies aforesaid is paid the same is to be equally divided between my Executors for their own use.
Lastly I hereby appoint my three sons, John McCrea, Archibald McCrea and William McCrea- Executors of this my last will and
testament. /s/ Alexander McCrea
In the presence of: John Clifford, Jacob Stires and Enoch Clifford.
surrogate George Maxwell 17 luly 1826
Inventory field 18 July 1826 3478J
2 months notice in Hunterdon Gazette: Estate total: 5930.65
Confirmation of sale by John McCrea & Archibald McCrea
Sale of Real Estate of Alexander McCrea deceased: Orphans Court Aug term 1827 p 94
Note: Court Order. Aug 1829 to seize estate of William McCrea - mentions Real Estate of Alexander McCrea (his father apparently
referring to Williams inheritance)