Craft was an indentured servant according to this search. Please note the spelling of last name.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Indentures, 1771-
Name: Craft Philgil
Date: 4 Oct 1773
Port Location: Rotterdam
Residence: Exeter Twp., Berks CO.
Occupation: Servant (note 6, or pound 9 Pa. currency in cash).
Whom Indentured: Adam Aldstadt and His Assigns
Term: 3 yrs., 6 mo.
Amount: pound 22.12.0.
8th Capt. John Spoone, Berks County, Battalion 6th.
October 2 - November 27 1780 in the MilitaryName spelled Crafft Felckel
Craft Felgel, Berks Co. 5th, 4th Company, Capt. Geo. Growl
1777-78 Fine Book 0.15.0, pg. 29 of Berks Co. book
Crafft Felckel, Berks Co. 6th, 8th Company, Capt. John Spoon Abs. 1 muster day 1780. Oct 2-Nov 27
The above link will take you to some Revolutionary War files where I found.He was listed as:Craft Felkel, Berks Co. 6th, 8th Company, Capt. Jacob Hyers Abs. 4 muster days, 1 field day, 1782; absentee return Nov 26, 1782. (inactive duty militia)
From Heather Hamel I also have a deed of land purchase from a John Flickinger of Brecknock Township to a Graft Felkill of Windsor Township. He purchased the land in Brecknock, Berks County, PA in 28 Jan 1779. I believe that this is our Craft Felkey, but misspelled once again. A jump, maybe, but for the following years he shows up on the tax rolls with the same amount (or very close) of acreage and differed spelling again. Very difficult to read and understand with old English handwriting. Lots of names listed - I think much like an abstract. No names that are familiar.
It was Moses BixbyByxbe that Craft bought 123 acre farm. William sold land to Martin Roush
Col. Moses Byxbe sold land to Craft and Samuel Felkey, he was the uncle of Mary Byxbe Babcock.
"In the Name of God-Amen: I Craft Felkey of Berlin Township, Delaware County and State of Ohio, farmer, being very sick and weak in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding blessed by god for the same, and understanding the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, twit:
Principally and first of all I command my immortal soul into the hands of God, who gave it, and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executor herein after named. And as to such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life. I give and dispose of the same in the following manner to wit: I give and devise unto my four sons Jacob Felkey, Henry Felkey, Daniel Felkey, & William Felkey the sum of sum of two dollars to each and of the rest of my property both real and personal. I give and devise unto my son Samuel Felkey consisting in part of one half of one hundred and twenty three acres of land whereon I now live. And as touching all the rest residue remainder of my personal estate of what kind or nature soever the same may be in the County of Delaware or else where, I give, devise the same unto my son Samuel Felkey. And lastly, I nominate and appoint and constitute my son Samuel. . .
And lastly - I nominate and appoint and constitute my son Samuel Felkey to be the Executor of this my last will -hereby revoking all other wills, legacies and bequests by me heretofore made, and declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal, signed, sealed and published, pronounced and declared by the said testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have subscribed as witnesses. February fourth in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine.
David Eaton John Waterman Andrew ?Weaverly?
State of Ohio, Delaware County, SS.
Personally appeased in open court being the June term of the court of Com. Pleas in and for Delaware County John Waterman and Andrew Heaverly and David Eaton and made solumn oath as follows. That the instrument herein to attached was duly executed by Croft Felkey on the day of the date of said instrument inpresence for the subscribers or deponents that said instrument was attested by deponents as it purports to be- said Croft Felkey at the time of executing said instrument was of full age of sound mind and memory and not under any restraint. David Eaton, John Waterman, Andrew Heaverly."
Sworn to & subscribed in open court June term 1829
or else where, I give, devise the same unto my son Samuel Felkey. And lastly, I nominate and appoint and constitute my son Samuel. . .