Please reference Posts 1153 and 1154 of mine.This is to update my information on the subject.The oft referenced "three daughters" as evidenced by the settling of Isaac's father Jacob Chrisman's estate was mentioned in Glen Chrisman's 1980s book. Isaac's brother George Chrisman settled their father's estate and it took him over two decades to do so, beginning in 1778 and ending about 1804.I obtained a copy of the settlement papers and nowhere do I see mention of ANY daughters of Isaac.In his accounting of the estate settlement, George, kept each family grouped together in his records and it was made pretty much in accordance with Jacob's will.It appears the only place that George seemed to deviate was that he paid almost 150 pounds to granddaughter Mary Chrisman, d/o of Rebecca Chrisman Scott that he was only supposed to pay if Rebecca predeceased her.Payments made to granddaughter Mary 1778 through 1784. The sons were to receive 60 pounds plus a portion of the estate.
Daughter Rebecca Chrisman Scott, received almost 150 pounds in payments 1786 through 1791 (paid to her husband James Scott).
Son Jacob Chrisman received 180 pounds in payments 1785 through 1794.
Son Abraham Chrisman received 180 pounds (1787 - 1794)
Deceased son Henry Chrisman's widow, son Isaac and daughter Henrietta received payments totaling 180 pounds 1796 through 1798.This Isaac also received in 1796 a total of 232 pounds which made his total more than a son would inherit.(why - Can't explain. cj)
Son George was to receive 60 pounds plus share in the estate but it appears he only took his executor's percentage..
Deceased son John's children Jacob, Abraham and Joseph received 120 pounds 1787 through 1794.As John was deceased before his father, the extra 60 pounds was not included. John had also a son Isaac but he evidently was deceased.
(Estranged? because I believe she was still living) daughter Magdalena's children: James, John, Rebecca, Margaret Goudy and Mrs. (Goudy) David Munns; Thomas, Sarah, Hannah and William Gordon received 128 pounds total, paid 1789 through 1803.
Deceased daughter Anna Marie's children: Jonathan, Lawrence, Jacob, Isaac, Joseph, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Keziah and David Stephens received total of 120 pounds.
Daughter Sarah received almost 75 pounds, her last distribution was 1785 when she apparently died.Her children: Thomas, John, Peter, Jacob, Sarah, Mary and Magdalene Sperry and Rebecca, Daniel Abraham and unnamed female Barlow received 49 pounds totaling for Sarah and her children about 123 pounds.
Deceased son Isaac's children:Isaac Jr. received 60 pounds 1794; Gabriel and Nimrod Chrisman were paid 120 pounds 1798. This would total 180 pounds (the amount a son would have inherited).In the "block" set aside for them a William Lewis was paid 20 pounds in 1789 (do not know what connection he is??cj) There is NO mention of daughters unless this William Lewis is a husband of one? and if so she should have received about 120 pounds but if she died that would explain.We do know that Margaret Chrisman who married John VanBebber was a daughter as evidenced by VanBebber making claim many years later for his wife's share being the oldest daughter (which infers there were other daughters). Margaret may have been deceased when George Chrisman was settling up Jacob's estate but if so, why were not Margaret's children included? Still unanswered questions.
In summary of the estate settlement, it appears that the sons (or their descendants)were given 180 pounds and daughters 120 pounds (or their descendants); with the exception of Rebecca Chrisman Scott and her daughter Mary and deceased son Henry's son Isaac.