Re: Jacob Longcrier, North Carolina
Yes, to everything except the point about Christina's surname. That is the name I haveheard but noone has ever provided any proof of that and I have not pursued it myself.
Here are my notes on the matter:
Her maiden name is purported to have been “Eslinger” which may be correct, but no one has provided proof of this. I have not searched the “Eslinger” wills of Lincoln county to see if she is mentioned in any of them.
The name of the youngest son Christopher is not mentioned in his father’s will. It appears he was born after his father’s death but in wills in those days, it was usual for a mention to be made of an unborn child, and no mention is made. Christopher was born about 4 months after the death of his Father and it is possibleHenry was not aware of the impending birth, since he had written the will in April of 1798. Henry may have presumed that his wife was too old to bear another child.
(Perhaps she married again, her family were quite young at the time their father died) I wonder if her second husband was a Mr. Eslinger? That name came from somewhere.
If you have verification I would appreciate a copy of your source.