Additional Information on Abraham Chriss

1840 Noble Township, Shelby County, Indiana Census:

Abram Criss, 2 males 10-15, 4 males 15-20, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 50-60


1850 Shelby Co - Noble Township pg 271 shows:

Abraham Chriss, 70, M, Farmer, $1180 Pennsylvania
Catharine 66, F, Pennsylvania, cant read or write
Henry 40, M, Farmer, Maryland, cant read or write, Idiot
Elisha 28, M, Farmer, Virginia, cant read or write, idiot
John 22, M, Farmer, Indiana, cant read or write, idiot

Property: 1850, Farm worth $1780 according to Census


Shelby County, Indiana Court Records from 1862-1876, Probate Order Book 6 reads:

Page 150. Erwin W. Madison makes final settlement as adm. of the estate of Abraham Chriss dec. Catharine Chriss the widow, George Chriss, Mary Parkinson, Sarah Christian, A. Chriss Jr.'s estate, William heed gdn. and William Chriss receive the residue of this estate. Mar. 12 1866. or Chriss.


Probate Order Book 12 (Civil) 1869-1870 reads:

Page 255. A petition here concerning the partition of the real estate of Abraham Criss Sr. and his wife Catharine dec. The heirs of Wm. Criss dec. son of Abraham Sr. and Catharine and the husband of Cynthia Criss were listed as; Harriet, DePew, Mary A., William W. and Nancy E. Criss and Sarah McNeely. Henry, Elisha and John Criss were listed as three other children of Abraham Sr. and Cath. and they were all of unsound mind. Other parts of Abraha's land were purchased by others before this partition was made. Mar 16, 1870

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