1891 map of Northfield
Jeremiah Cranmer owned 71 acres of Lot Number 72 in Northfield, which he left to his children in his will which was probated in 1832. He sold 10 acres in this same lot in 1826, then bought another 3 acres in 1828.
24 Mar 1818 - Jeremiah Cranmer from Jeremiah Root's estate for $150 with interest: 75 acres of land being the south side of Lot Number 72 in Northfield.(Portage County Deeds, Vol. 4, Page 137)
8 Aug 1825 - Jeremiah Cranmer from Abraham and Nancy Cranmer for $7.43: one half of the overpluss so called of lot No. 72 in Northfield and is bounded as follows: South by the south part of said lot deeded to the said Jeremiah Cranmer west by the west line of said lot north by the centre line of said lot and west by the east line of said lot being three acres or one half of the overpluss be the same more or less. (Portage County Deeds, Vol. 7, Page 509)
20 Feb 1826 - Jeremiah Cranmer to Francis S. Manter: Sold 10 acres in Lot #72 (Portage County Deeds, Vol. 9, Page 50)
11 Apr 1828 - Jeremiah Cranmer from Dorsey W. Viers: 3 additional acres in Lot #72 (Portage County Deeds, Vol. 10, Page 108)
27 May 1839 - Daniel S. & Hannah Stanley to Hannah Cranmer for $100: Hannah Stanley sold the 6.52 acres in Lot #72 in Northfield that she had inherited from her father back to her mother. (Portage County Deeds, Vol. 35, Page 92)
In the name of God, amen, I Jeremiah Cranmer of Northfield, Portage County and State of Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:
First it is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid.
Second I give, demise and bequeath to my beloved wife Hannah Cranmer in lieu of her dower, one third of seventy one acres of land situate in Northfield aforesaid, all of my household furniture, one cow, one yoke of oxen, together with one plow, one harness and one legchain, which said property is to be selected by said wife Hannah, and by her held during her natural life.
Third I give and demise to my eldest daughter Esther Wood from the remaining of said land, six acres fifty two hundredths of an acre (6 52/100 acres) and to her heirs and assignees forever.
Fourth I give and demise to my third daughter Hannah Stanly, of my said land, six acres fifty two hundredths of an acre (6 52/100 acres) and to her heirs and assignees forever.
Fifthly I give and demise the remaining thirty four acres twenty nine hundredths of an acre, of land aforesaid to my seven remaining children, viz. Jeremiah Cranmer Jr, David Cranmer, Abraham B. Cranmer, Nancy Ames, Eunice Clifford, Roxanna Piles, and Sarah Johnston, to be divided equally and to their heirs and assignees forever.
Sixthly I give and demise to my son Morris (by a former wife) one dollor to be paid from my personal property and to his proper use.
Seventhly, should any of my personal property remain (which is not heretofore willed) after paying my just debts and funeral expenses I give and demise to my nine first named children to be divided equally amongst them.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and apppoint Abraham Cranmer and Henry Wood of Northfield aforesaid to be the executors of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me made, and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one.
Signed, published and declared by the above named Jeremiah Cranmer as and for his last will and testament, in presence of us, who at his request have signed as witnesses to the same this day and year last above written.
Geo. Y. Wallace
Will was proved 15 Oct 1832 by Geo. Y. Wallace and Abner Hunt in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio
15 Nov. 1832: Abraham Cranmer & Henry Wood named as administrator's; David C. Bacon, Benjamin Wait & Abner Hunt named to inventory and appraise the estate