|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1792|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 3, 1869|
JACOB CRONK or CRONKHITE and his wife, BETSEY CRONK or CRONKHITE, are 3rd cousins, once removed. Their common ancestors are, to the best of my calculations, TEUNIS H. CRONKHITE (1655-????) and his wife, SOPHIA HENDRIX (1660-????). JACOB & BETSEY are my 3X-Great-Grandparents. ~Mike Cronk, 21 December 2010
1820 U.S CENSUS, VICTOR, ONTARIO CO., NY, 7 August 1820
Name: JACOB CRONKITE
Free White Males - Under 10: 1 [LEVI]
Free White Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [JACOB]
Free White Females - Under 10: 1 [ALMIRA]
Free White Females - 16 thru 25: 1 [ELIZABETH? - She would have been 26 Yrs. Old]
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 2
Free White Persons - Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 4
NOTE: Jacob is listed right above Jeremiah Cronkite
ASSESSMENT ROLLS - VICTOR, ONTARIO CO., NEW YORK, 25 July 1829
JACOB CRONKHITE, House & Lot, Value $40, Assessment 17¢
1830 U.S. CENSUS - To date, I have not found my JACOB CRONK, CRONKITE or CRONKHITE in the 1830 Census.
1840 U.S. CENSUS, VICTOR, ONTARIO CO., NY
Name: JACOB CRONKITE
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 [ROYAL]
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 [LEVI]
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 [JACOB]
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 [?]
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 [ALMIRA]
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 [ELIZABETH, aka "BETSEY"]
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 6
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 4
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6
1850 U.S. CENSUS, GALEN, WAYNE CO., NY, 11 October 1850
KRONKHITE, JACOB, 58, Farmer, b. NY
Kronkhite, Elizabeth, 57, b. NY
Kronkhite, Rowell, 19, Farmer, b. NY
1860 U.S. CENSUS, HASTINGS TWP., BARRY CO., MI, 11 July 1860
CRONKRIGHT, JACOB, 67, Farmer, b. NY
Cronkright, Elizabeth, 66, b. NY
Cronkright, Royal 27, b. NY
BARRY COUNTY, MICHIGAN, DEATH RECORDS (1869), Pg. 26, Record No. 272 - JACOB CRONK (Male - White - Married), died 3 July 1869, aged 77, in Hastings, of Dropsey. Jacob was born in New York and was a Farmer. He was the son of STEPHEN & KATY CRONK of Unknown Residence.
NOTE: JACOB CRONK had a brother, STEPHEN CRONK or CRONKHITE, in Hartwick, Otsego Co., NY, who died childless on 5 August 1867. In his estate, he left his brother, Jacob, $499.00. Before Jacob was located and his inheritance paid out, Jacob died 3 July 1869. Jacob's three children, LEVI, ALMIRA & ROYAL, had to go thru Probate Court in order to collect their dead father's inheritance from his brother, Stephen. The two documents copied below have genealogical value on at least two fronts: 1. Establishing a relationship with a family member back in New York State, and 2. documenting the previous and older surname, CRONKHITE, which was largely shorted to CRONK by family members in the mid-19th century.
PROBATE COURT - ESTATE OF JACOB CRONKHITE, Deceased
PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR
County of BARRY, Probate Court HASTINGS, JULY 29, A.D. 1870
S.C. PRINDLE, Judge of Probate
To the Hon. S.C. PRINDLE Judge of Probate for the County of BARRY in the State of Michigan:
The Petition of ROYAL + LEVI CRONKHITE, and ALMIRA MARTIN who ARE of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, of the County of BARRY respectfully shews:
That JACOB CRONKHITE late of HASTINGS in said County of BARRY departed this life in said TOWNSHIP of HASTINGS on the 3d day of JULY in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-NINE leaving NO last Will and Testament, as your petitioner AM informed and verily believe.
That said deceased was, at and immediately previous to his death, an inhabitant of said County of BARRY and that he was possessed of PERSONAL Estate, situate and being in the County of BARRY + OTSEGO COUNTY, N.Y., to be administered, and that the estimated value thereof is the sum of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS or thereabout, as your petitioner AM informed and verily believe.
And your petitioner further shewS that the name and residence of the heirs at law of said deceased, and other persons interested in his estate, are as follows:
YOUR PETITIONERS ALL RESIDING IN HASTINGS IN SAID COUNTY OF BARRY AS AFORESAID.
Your petitioner therefore prayS that all persons interested in said estate may be duly cited as required by law, and as to this Court may seem proper, AND that administration of said estate may be granted to ONE OF YOUR PETITIONERS - ROYAL CRONKHITE and that such other and further order and proceedings may be had in the premises as may be required by the statutes in such case made and provided.
Dated JULY 29, 1870
Signed by ROYAL CRONKHITE, LEVI CRONKHITE, ALMIRA MARTIN
State of Michigan, County of BARRY, on this 29TH day of JULY in the year one thousand eight hundred and SEVENTY then personally appeared before me ROYAL CRONKHITE, LEVI CRONKHITE + ALMIRA MARTIN the petitionerS named in the foregoing petition, who, being by me duly sworn, did depose and say, that TheY HAVE read the foregoing petition by THEM subscribed, and knew the contents thereof, and that the same was true according to the best of THEIR knowledge and believe.
Before me, S.C. PRINDLE, JUDGE OF PROBATE
For a valuable consideration to me in hand paid by ROYAL CRONKHITE of HASTINGS, BARRY COUNTY, MICHIGAN, I hereby sell assign transfer and set over all my rights titles and interest in the Personal Estate of JACOB CRONKHITE late of said County deceased. And, I hereby release all my interest in said Estate as heir at law of said deceased and said ROYAL CRONKHITE is hereby entitled to all my said interest in the said Estate--the personal property belonging to said Estate being one third part of $499, which comes to the Estate of said JACOB CRONKHITE from the Estate of STEPHEN CRONKHITE late of OTSEGO COUNTY, NEW YORK.
Witness my hand and seal this 8th day of August 1870.
LEVI (His X Mark) CRONKHITE
NOTE: There are two witness signatures which I cannot decipher.
Caty Freeman Cronkhite
Elizabeth Cronk Cronk (1793 - 1880)*
Levi Cronk (1816 - 1902)*
Almira Cronk Martin (1820 - 1902)*
Royal Cronk (1831 - 1910)*
Stephen Cronkhite (____ - 1867)*
Marion Cronkhite Scudder (____ - 1871)*
Phebe Cronkhite Irons (____ - 1853)*
Jeremiah Cronk (1782 - 1868)*
Jacob Cronk (1792 - 1869)
Plot: (UNMARKED) - Block B-West, Lot 12, Grave W1/2-1
Created by: Mike Cronk
Record added: Jun 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53750532
May you rest in peace, you are not forgotten~|
Added: Apr. 15, 2015