The Family of William H. and Janet (MILLAR) CRICHTON

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24__William Henderson CRICHTON
     b.  7 Nov 1813, Scotland
     child of:  John & Helen (PATERSON) CRICHTON
     d.  23 Apr 1884, LaPorte, LaPorte Co, IN
     Buried:  Salem Chapel, LaPorte, LaPorte Co, IN     Go to Tombstones

     m.  1838, Dundee Scotland

25__Janet(ta) MILLAR
     b.  5 Apr 1812, Scotland
     child of:
     d.  19 Oct 1889, LaPorte, LaPorte Co, IN  (Crichton Book:  23 October 1890)
     Buried:  Salem Chapel, LaPorte, LaPorte Co, IN     Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:

Children:
Joseph CRICHTON     b.  Scotland
24.1  Margaret Lyons CRICHTON     b.  22 Nov 1840, Dundee, Angus, Scotland     d.  3 Jan 1916
24.2  John CRICHTON     b.  22 Nov 1842, Dundee, Angus, Scotland     d.  3 Jan 1844, Dundee, Scotland
24.3  William Millar CRICHTON     b.  27 Mar 1845, Dundee, Scotland     d.  15 Mar 1938  (see #12-13)
24.4  Helen Paterson CRICHTON     b.  4 Oct 1848, PA     d.  11 Dec 1855
24.5  Jane Ann CRICHTON     b.  19 Oct 1852, IN     d.  11 Dec 1903
         m.  13 Jan 1881, August J. COCHRAN     b.  Dec 1854, Hamburg, Germany     d.  29 Mar 1917, Oak Forest, Cook Co, IL
               Buried:  Mt. Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co, IL
               m1.  6 May 1879, LaPorte Co, IN     Elizabeth HOFF    b.  13 Nov 1859
                      
child of:  Jacob (1826-1884) & Margaret (1830-1895) (BAKER) HOFF
         Children (August & Elizabeth): 
                       Magdalene "Lena" M. COCHRAN     b.  10 (grave) 15 (death cert) May 1883, LaPorte Co, IN    d.  2 Oct 1971, San Pierre, Starke Co, IN
                       Buried:  St. Josephs Cemetery, LaPorte, LaPorte Co, IN  (death cert lists Elizabeth as her mother)
         Children (August & Jane):
                        Harry Joseph COCHRAN     b.  26 Aug 1891, IN
                        m1.  8 Feb 1913, Miami Co, IN     Goldie HOLCUMB     b.  12 May 1894
                        m2.  23 Dec 1916, Chicago, Cook Co, IL    Agnes L. LOGAN    b.  c1896 
                        Children:  Neal Paul COCHRAN    b.  c1918
                                       Harry  COCHRAN    b.  c1920
                                       Mary L. COCHRAN   b.  c1931
                                       Francis COCHRAN    b.  c1931
                        Frank C/Joseph COCHRAN     b.  24 Aug 1892, LaPorte, LaPorte Co, IN    d.  2 Aug 1953, Vancouver, Clark Co, WA 
                                  (Initial C in census, J in FAG and Social Security Application)     Buried:  Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co, OR (Plot: G, Site 2103)
                        m.  3 Jun 1918, Chicago, Cook Co, IL  ? ?  (See Synopsis)
                        James William COCHRAN     b.  1 Aug 1899, LaPorte, LaPorte Co, IN

Synopsis: 

Source:  CRICHTON by W.S. CRICHTON; Marriage Records of LaPorte Co, IN, LaPorte Co Library.

WILLIAM H. AND JANET MILLAR CRICHTON RESEARCH RECORD

BIRTH/BAPTISM/PARENTS/CHILDREN RECORDS

DEATH/OBITUARY/CEMETERY RECORDS

LaPorte Co Index to Cemeteries: 
     Crichton, Janet M    Book 1, Page 162     5 Apr 1812 - 19 Oct 1888 (error)
     Crichton, William H     Book 1, Page 162     7 Nov 1813 - 23 May 1884 

See Map Page for location of Salem Chapel Cemeteries.     Go to Tombstones    Back to Top

MARRIAGE/DIVORCE RECORDS

FAMILY BIBLE/RELIGION AFFILIATIONS RECORDS

EMPLOYMENT/MILITARY/ORGANIZATIONS RECORDS

WILL/ESTATE/DEEDS/COURT RECORDS

LaPorte Co Deed Book lists William H. Crichton from the State of IN, for $10.51, SW quarter of the SE quarter of Section 17, 36, Range 2, 37 25/100 acres.  See Map Page

Probate Record Order Book K, p.369.  Term 3 Sep 1884.  In the matter of the Estate of William H. Crichton, deceased.  Now comes Alfred Lomax by Counsel and files his bond in the pencil sum of $1000 with John P. Oakes as surety thereon conditioned according to law while bond is in these words (insert) and is approved by the Court.  It is therefore ordered by the court that the Clerk of this Court do issue Letters of Administration to Alfred Lomax which is now done in Open Court and day is given.  [recorder Dale notes "insert;" however, the insert is NOT readily available - probably in the pile of notes and copied pages.  Will update with the "insert" as soon as I locate them!]

Probate Record Order Book K, p. 364.  Term 4 Sep 1884.  In the matter of the Estate of William H. Crichton, deceased.  Now came Janet Crichton, widow of said decedent by Counsel and files her renunciation to act as administratrix and also files her petition asking the appointment of Alfred Lomas as such administrator which renunciation and petition are in these words [recorder Dale then notes "insert," presumably the words of the renunciation and petition; however, they are NOT readily available - probably in the pile of notes and copied pages.  Will update with the "words" as soon as I locate them!]

LaPorte Co Deed Book entry:  John H. Bradley, Commissioner of the La Porte Circuit Court in the suit of Janet M. Crichton against William M. Crichton, Margaret L. Hepburn and Jane A. Crichton, as such Commissioner by Order of the said Circuit Court of La Porte Co in the State of Indiana entered in Order Book No. 5 of said court on page 540 conveys to Janet M. Crichton of La Porte Co in the State of Indiana for the sum of five dollars the following Real Estate in La Porte Co in the State of Indiana to wit:  The west half of the southeast quarter of Section Seventeen (17) in Township Thirty-Six (36) north of Range Two (2) west containing eighty (80) acres more or less.

Last Will and Testament of Janet M. Crichton.  Deed 6:  Be it remembered that I, Janet M. Crichton of LaPorte Co in the State of Indiana being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, in view of the uncertainty of life, do make and publish my last will and testament as follows, to-wit:  I order and direct that all my just debts and my funeral expenses be paid by my Executor hereinafter named as soon after my decease as the same can reasonably be done.  Second, I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Jane A. Crichton, all my property and estate of every kind and description, real personal or mixed and all rights of property and interest in property in possession of expectancy of any and every kind and description of which I may die seised and possessed or in which I may have any interest, to have and to hold the same unto the said Jane A. Crichton in her own right forever.  Lastly.  I nominate and appoint my friend Alfred Lomax to be the executor of this my last will and testament, and I hereby revoke all former or other wills by med made and declare this alone as and for my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 6th of August 1884.  Jane "X" M. Crichton (over and under the X are the words "her mark" and after Crichton is the word "Seal").  See Original Documents     Back to Top

The within and foregoing instrument was signed sealed published and declared by the said Janet M. Crichton as and for her last will and testament in our presence who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names hereto as witnesses.  Signed:  Landon C. Rose and James Bradley.  See Original Documents

I, Janet M. Crichton the testatrix named in the foregoing will, being now of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make this codicil to my said Will, having since the execution and publication of said will acquired the legal title to the West half of the South East quarter of Section Seventeen in township thirty-six North of range two west in the Co of LaPorte do now by this codicil devise and bequeath the said real estate to my knowledge daughter Jane A. Crichton to have and to hold the same to her and her heirs forever.  Second I hereby revoke the appointment of Alfred Lomax to be the Executor of said will and I hereby appoint Dr. Landon C. Rose to be the Executor of said will and of this codicil.  Witness my hand & seal this 6th day of October 1885.  Janet "X" Crichton (over and under the X are the words "her mark" and after Circhton is the word "Seal").  Witness James Bradley.  See Original Documents     Back to Top

The foregoing codicil was signed sealed, and by the said testatrix Janet M. Crichton acknowledged and declared to be a codicil to her said last will in our presence who in her presence have subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of each other.  Signed:  James Bradley and Wm. W. Noyes.   See Original Documents

State of Indiana, LaPorte Co.  John H. Bradley being duly sworn on oath says that he was acquainted with James Bradley and Wm. W. Noyes in their lifetime, that they were both residents of the Co and State aforesaid during the lifetime that the said Wm. W. Noyes died in this Co and State in the month of February 1887 and that the said James Bradley died in the same Co and State on the 30 day of April 1887.  This affiat [sic] further says that he is well acquainted with the handwriting of both the said Bradley and Noyes and that the signatures of James Bradley and Wm. W. Noyes purporting to be signed as subscribing witnesses to a codicil to the Will of Janet M. Crichton hereto annexed are the genuine signatures of the said James Bradley and Wm. W. Noyes.  Signed:  John H. Bradley.  Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19 day of October 1889.  Signed:  Herman  W. Sallwasser, Clerk  (Spelling suspect)  See Original Documents   Back to Top

State of Indiana, LaPorte Co, SS:  I, Herman W. Sallwasser, Clerk of the Circuit Court of LaPorte Co, Indiana do hereby certify that the annexed codicil to the Will and Testament of Janet M. Crichton has been duly admitted to probate and duly proved by the testimony of John H. Bradley hereto attached, that a complete record of said codicil to said will and of the testimony of the said John H. Bradley in proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in Book "D" at pages 127, 128, 129 & 130 of the Record of Wills of said Co.  In attestation whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of Court, at LaPorte this 22 day of October 1889.  Signed:  H.W. Sallwasser Clerk (Seal).  See Original Documents

State of Indiana, LaPorte Co SS:  Be it Remembered That on the 22 day of Oct. 1889 Landon C. Rose one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing Last Will and Testament of Janet M. Crichton late of said co, deceased personally appeared before the Clerk of the Circuit Court of LaPorte Co, in the State of Indiana, and being duly sworn by the clerk of said Court, upon his oath declared and testified as follows, that is to say:  That on the 6th day of August 1884, he saw the said Janet M. Crichton make her mark to her name to said instrument in writing as and for her last Will and Testament:  and that this deponent at the same time heard the said Janet M. Crichton declare the said instrument in writing to be her last Will and Testament:  and that the said instrument in writing was at the same time at the request of the said Janet M. Crichton and with her consent, attested and subscribed by the said Landon C. Rose and James Bradley in the presence of the said Testatrix and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto: and that the said Janet M. Crichton was at the time of the making her mark to her name and subscribing of the said instrument in writing as aforesaid of full age (that is more than twenty-one years of age) and of sound and disposing mind and memory and not under any coercion or restraint, and as the said deponent verily believes:  and further deponent says not.  Signed:  Landon C. Rose. See Original Documents     Back to Top

Sworn to and subscribed by the said witness before me, Herman W. Sallwasser, Clerk of said Court at LaPorte, the 22 day of Oct 1889.  In attestation whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the Seal of said Court (Seal).  Signed:  H.W. Sallwasser, Clerk.  See Original Documents    Back to Top

State of Indiana, LaPorte Co SS:  I, Herman W. Sallwasser Clerk of the Circuit Court of LaPorte Co Indiana do hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of Janet M. Crichton has been duly admitted to probate and duly proved by the testimony of Landon C. Rose one of the subscribing witnesses thereto that a complete record of said will and of the testimony of the said Landon C. Rose in proof thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in book "D" at pages 127, 128, 129 & 130 of the Record of wills of said co.  In Attestation Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court, at LaPorte, this 22 day of Oct 1889.  (Seal)  Signed.  H.W. Sallwasser Clerk.  See Original Documents     Back to Top

LaPorte Co Deed Records indicate the following transactions related to William H.:
William H. Crichton f/ State of IN 21 Mar 1873 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec 17 Twp 36 Range 2 37 1/2A  
     Tax Title  A-131 
William Crichton, heir by commission, to Janet M. Crichton 2 Sep 1885 Sec 17 Twp 36 Range 2 
     26 Sep  58-1

Below are pictures of the land and fields owned by William H. & Janet (MILLAR) CRICHTON

   

   

CENSUS/CITY DIRECTORIES/TAX LIST RECORDS

1850 U.S. Census, LaPorte Center, LaPorte Co, IN, Dwelling 15, Family 15
     MILLER, Robert         35   M   W   Scotland    Farmer
     CRICHTON, William   35   M   W   Scotland    None
                             Jenette   32   F    W   Scotland
                         Margaret   10    F    W  Scotland    At School
                             William    6   M   W   Scotland    At School
                                Ellen     3    F    W  Pennsylvania

1870 U.S. Census, LaPorte Co, Pleasant Twp, IN, p. 310
     CRICHTON, William   age 56   Farmer   b. Scotland
                             Jenette   age 57   Keeping House   b.  Scotland
                             Jane       age 18   At School   b.  Scotland

MIGRATION/CHRONOLOGY/MAP REFERENCE RECORDS

INTERVIEW/ARTIFACTS RECORDS

END OF RESEARCH RECORD

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24.1__Margaret Lyons CRICHTON (William Seaman Crichton called her "Aunt Mag")
     b.  22 Nov 1840, Dundee, Scotland
     child of:  William H. and Janet (MILLAR) CRICHTON
    
d.  3 Jan 1916, Greenville, Bond Co, IL
     Buried:  Montrose Cemetery, Greenville, Bond Co, IL     Go to Tombstones

     m.  27 Feb 1862, LaPorte Co, IN

24.1s__James HEPBURN
     b.  12 Jan 1838, Glasgow, Scotland
     child of:
     d.  1 Jan 1916, Greenville, Bond Co, IL
     Buried:  Mont Rose (Montrose) Cemetery, Greenville, Bond Co, IL  (4 Jan 1916)     Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:

Children:
24.1a  Ellen (Ella) HEPBURN     b.  Dec 1862, LaPorte Co, IN
24.1b  Jeannette Elizabeth (Netta) HEPBURN     b.  19 Apr 1865, LaPorte, LaPorte Co, IN     d.  15 Jul 1936, Greenville, Bond Co, IL
24.1c  Anna HEPBURN     b.  13 Jul 1867, LaPorte, LaPorte Co, IN     d.  10 Dec 1965, Ekalaka, Carer Co, MT
24.1d  William Creighton HEPBURN     b.  Oct 1871, IN     d.  14 Jun 1937, San Francisco, San Francisco Co, CA
           Buried:  Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo Co, CA (Plot:  Garden/Sec R/Row-Tier: 8)
           m.  21 Jun 1904, St. Clair Co, IL    Ida Lois EDWARDS     b.  13 May 1880, NE    d.  3 Mar 1955, San Mateo Co, CA
                
Buried:  Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo Co, CA  (Plot:  Garden/Sec R/Row-Tier: 8)
                 child of:  William Wirt (1853-1930) & Cora (1860-1916) (MARLOWE) EDWARDS
           Children:  Bertha HEPBURN     b.  c1900 
                           James HEPBURN      b.  c1908
                           Ruth Margarette HEPBURN     b.  Jan 1910
                          
Lois HEPBURN    b.  c1912
24.1e  Margaret (Maggie) HEPBURN     b.  c1877, IL

Synopsis:

Source:  CRICHTON by W.S. CRICHTON

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24.1b__Jeannette Elizabeth (Netta) HEPBURN    
     b.  19 Apr 1865, LaPorte, LaPorte Co, IN    
     child of:  James & Margaret Lyons (CRICHTON) HEPBURN
     d.  15 Jul 1936, Greenville, Bond Co, IL
     Buried:  Montrose Cemetery, Greenville, Bond Co, IL     Go to Tombstones

     m.  27 Dec 1888, Greenville, Bond Co, IL

24.1bs__Alfred Clayton HUBBARD
     b.  29 Jul 1857, Greenville, Bond Co, IL
     child of:  Thomas S. (1815-1894) & Ann E. (1821-1897) (SAUNDERS) HUBBARD
     d.  1 Jun 1935, Pleasant Mound Twp, Bond Co, IL
     Buried:  Montrose Cemetery, Greenville, Bond Co, IL     Go to Tombstones

Other Marriages:

Children:
24.1b1  Melvin HUBBARD    b.  13 Feb 1893, Bond Co, IL     d.  5 May 1945, Vandalia, Fayette Co, IL
             m.  11 May 1913, Bond Co, IL     Daisy Dean JONES     b.  24 Jun 1894, Mulberry Grove, Bond Co, IL     d.  Jun 1973, Greenville, Bond Co, IL
                   child of:  George W. (1857-1937) & Mary Emily (1870-1952) (KING) JONES
             Children:  Godfrey Alfred HUBBARD     b.  11 Jul 1914     d.  19 Oct 1946   Buried:  Montrose Cemetery, Greenville, Bond Co, IL    Go to Tombstones
                            m.  Lela May WILLIAMS     b.  11 Feb 1921, Stubblefield, Bond Co, IL     d.  6 Mar 2010, Greenville, Bond Co, IL
                                   child of:  Jesse Lowell (1893-1962) & Elsie Lillian (1889-1969) (BABCOCK) WILLIAMS
                            Children:  1 son (private)
                            James Robert HUBBARD     b.  7 Apr 1924, Bond Co, IL     d.  15 Mar 2004, St. Louis City, MO

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24.1c__Anna HEPBURN    
     b.  13 Jul 1867, Laporte, Laporte Co, IN
     child of:  James & Margaret Lyons (CRICHTON) HEPBURN
     d.  10 Dec 1965, Ekalaka, Carer Co, MT
     Buried:  Beaver Lodge Cemetery, Ekalaka, Carter Co, MT  (Plot:  Blk 38, Row 2, Lot 25)

     m.  15 Jan 1890, Bond Co, IL

24.1cs__Emil E. BRICE
     b.  21 Jun 1862, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO
     child of:  Nickolas Jean (1793-1882) & Eugenia Marie (1832-?) (PRUDIOT) BRICE
     d.  17 Feb 1944, Ekalaka, Carter Co, MT
     Buried:  Beaver Lodge Cemetery, Ekalaka, Carter Co, MT  (Plot:  Blk 32, Row 2, Lot 25)

Other Marriages:

Children:
24.1c1  Harold Raymond BRICE     b.  28 Nov 1891, Greenville, Bond Co, IL     d.  10 Jan 1977, Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA
             m.  Gladys A. McCASLIN     b.  18 May 1893, IL     d.  15 Jun 1985, Contra Costa Co, CA
                   child of:  Warren E. (1867-1940) & Gussie (1871-1941) (GOAD) McCASLIN
             Children:  Virginia B. BRICE     b.  c1913
                             Maurice Raymond BRICE     b.  19 Oct 1914, IL     d.  16 Dec 1981, San Mateo, San Mateo Co, CA
                             Joan Watson BRICE    b.  c1936
24.1c2  Agnes Louise BRICE     b.  10 Dec 1896, Greenville, Bond Co, IL     d.  30 Dec 1981, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Co, CA
             Buried:  Santa Maria Cemetery District, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Co, CA
             m.  10 Dec 1921, Carter Co, MT     [MT Marriages]    Clarence Ivan MORGAN     b.  6 Aug 1890, McComb, Wright Co, MO   d.  11 May 1957, MT
                   child of:  David Ruckel (1848-1935) & Sarah E. (1853-1922) (BLACKETER) MORGAN
             Children:  Harold B. MORGAN     b.  ?
                            David Eugene MORGAN     b.  10 Nov 1924, MT     d.  15 Sep 1997, Vacaville, Solano Co, CA
                            Max Ramon MORGAN     b.  13 Apr 1928, MT     d.  12 Sep 1998, Vacaville, Solano Co, CA
                            m.  ? ?
                            Children:  2 daughters
                           

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