John Michael Long
12 March 1764 - Listed in His Father's Will
"first I give and bequeath unto my eldest Son John Michael Long and to his Heirs and Assigns the full Sum of Ten Pounds of lawful money of Pennsylvania before out and then I give and bequeath all the Remainder of my said Estate unto my nine children..." see the full Will of Elias Lang here: http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2014/01/elias-lang-1764.html
After her death or remarriage, "all my...Estate...is to be Divided amongst my [twelve] Children."The 6 boys are to receive 10 pounds more than the 6 girls. "Farther it is my Will that if any child dies before marrying that their share shall be divided equally amongst the rest." [A]fter my Decease...the Children shall have full power to Sell and dispose of my Estate but not until after Mary's death or Marriage." Money "already lent...shall be added to the Estate before division be Made [and be] accounted part of their share."
The witnesses to this signing are John Long, Henry Dildine, and Michael Whn:Masterson.
John includes a list of the names of his 12 children:
Barbary (Maria Barbara)
Should any child want to keep the Estate, the property must be appraised and "the rest shall wait for their parts" until one year after John and Mary's deaths. The oldest gets his share first. A year later, the next oldest gets his share, etc.
A Codacil is Written
February 10 1784
If any child dies without issue or before the issue reaches the age of 21, their share is to be divided among the surviving sons and daughters and their heirs.
John discharges his previously appointed Executors and replaces them with sons Elias and Joseph Long and his son-in-law John Dietreck.
John signs the Codacil with Christopher Bowman and Hugh Paterson as witnesses.1786 23 NovNorthampton County Courthouse, Easton, Northampton, PA, USAChristopher Bowman and Hugh Paterson appear before the Register of Wills to swear they witnessed John Long write and sign his Codacil. So, John Long, Sr. has died prior to 11/23/1786?
Problematic Research - Other John's
Christina marries Wilhelm Stober
Wilhelm Stober, the eldest son of Valentine and Eva Elizabeth Stober, was born in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County. His birth was recorded at the Lutheran Church at Brickerville as April 29, 1746. Linn's "History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania" states that William Stover married Christina, daughter of John Michael Long, and had one daughter, Catherine, born on August 25, 1777, in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County. John Michael Long emigrated from Germany on March 16, 1752, with his wife and two children. Immigration records show that he arrived in Philadelphia on the "Beulah" on September 10, 1753. The records of the Hill Church in Pike Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, show that Anna Christina was born February 15, 1754, to Michael Lang and wife Christina. The records of the Brickerville Reformed Church confirm that Catherina was born August 25, 1777, to Wilhelm and Christina Stover of the Lutheran religion. Sponsors at the baptism the following month were sister Margretha Muller and her husband, Leonard. Another daughter, Christina, born January 9, 1780, must have died, if the statement in Linn (above) is correct. (Indeed the 1790 census of Cocalico shows William with only one child.) Linn continues that "William Stover was twice drafted during the Revolution, and was with the militia at Trenton in 1776, and at Brandywine and Germantown in 1777. He removed first to Centre Township, now Snyder County, and thence, in 1810, with his family and four grandchildren, to the oil - mill farm in Haines Township, now John Haines', where he died. He had over fourteen hundred dollars of Continental money, which proved a total loss to him." Records show that Lt. George Stober and privates Valentine and William Stober were in Captain John Jones Company of the Lancaster Militia on August 15, 1776. Wilhelm Stober died in 1824 according to his tombstone in Wolf's Chapel Cemetery in Haines Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Christina Stober was born February, 1754, and died June 19, 1827, according to her tombstone in the same cemetery. Their daughter, Catherina, married Johan Graf.
There is no Christina listed in John Michael Long's will. John Michael Long was married to Margaretha, not Christina & and our John Michael Long could not have arrived here in 1753, there are land warrants issued to him here before that date.
So there must be at least two John Michael Long's?