Stoneburner, John : Third Generation in America
The following data is extracted from The ABC Family Chronicles.
John Peter Stoneburner, fifth child of Johann Peter and Susanna, was born in Virginia before his parents moved to Morgan Co., Ohio. It was probably in Ohio that he married Catherine sometime around 1810. On the 12th of October 1879-john Stoneburner wrote his will. It read:
"In the name of the Benevolent Father of all, I, John Stoneburner of the State of Ohio and of the County of Morgan, do make and publish this my Last will and testament
Item 1st--I wish my Beloved Wife to remain on the Farm and in the House where we now reside and to have the third of the produce of the whole farm-and one Horse, and one Cow, and all the household and kitchen furniture. During her natural life.
Item 2nd--whereas I have paid unto Jonathon and Robert my two sons one hundred and fifty dollars each-and sixty five dollars to Susanna Collins one of my daughters; now it is my will and wish that Sampson my sone shall have fifty acres off of the south side of the Farm before mentioned, in lue of his full share of the real estate for which I this day make him a deed; and he is to pay the thirds of the produce of the same, to me and my wife during our natural lives
3rd--I also wish Margaret, Catherine, and George and Henry my sons and daughters to have one hundred and fifty dollars each--so as to make them equal to the former named sones--
4th--I also wish my daughter Susanna to have eighty five dollars, which she is not to receive until after the death of her said husband (Levi Collins) and if he should survive her, to be paid at a propper time unto her children
5th--And further after my death that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid--and after the death of my companion that the real estate and personal property that may remain be disposed of as may be thought best, and divided amongst all my children equally--except Sampson, who shall draw an equal share of the personal property only--and as before stated Susanna's share not to be paid over until after the decease of her husband, Levi Collins --further
I also appoint George Good and my Sone George Stoneburner my Legal Executors, to be impowered to settle up all matters pertaining to my Estate..." The will was signed by him.
The will was entered for probate on 17 April 1855 in Morgan County, Ohio by James-Longstreth and Solomon Pletcher. His widow apparently died sometime after 1855.
1820 Census Morgan Co., Ohio
1850 Census Morgan Co., Ohio
1825 Morgan Co. Tax list
Will Records Morgan Co., Ohio
1870 Census Shelby Go. Ill,
Cemetery Inscriptions, Shelby Co., I11.
Source: The ABC Family Chronicles