It is believed that Henry Lott, married a second time, a Catharine (Kroesen) Jones, widow, through the courtesy of Mr. Orville Corson, Middletown, Ohio, we give the following letter to him, from Mr. Frank K. Swain, Fonthill, Doylestown, Pa. : -
"you ask would it have been possible that Henry Lott's first wife was a Kroesen? I cannot answer this - Mercy is not a Krewson name. According to your book Mercy died Nov. 25, 1747, and I found Benjamin Jones died Dec. ?, 1748.
“This left Henry Lott, widower and Catharine Kroeson Jones, widow, free to marry, which they did, because in a petition of the Jones heirs, in Feb. 26, 1785, speaking of their father's estate, say: 'And whereas the said Catherine Jones, widow of the Testator having again intermarried with a certain Henry Lott, afterwards died without making any last will and testament. ' etc.
“They were asking to have the farm disposed of and the money divided among the Jones children. This could not have been done before the death of Catharine Krewson Jones Lott. Several of her Jones children were already dead and I feel sure the petition was made directly after her death say about Jan. 1785, so as to settle this long drawn out estate (77 years) which she had the use of as long as she lived.
“If she married again she had the right to choose one of Benjamin Jones' farms as her own. As no mention is made of the 250 acres she received from her father Derrick, she must have chosen that tract and disposed of it soon after her marriage with Henry Lott, as her niece Elizabeth Kroeson and husband John Vanartsdalen owned it as early as 1756. Henry Lott was a witness to several Kroeson wills and deeds. If Catharine Jones Lott died say 1785, and Henry Lott died Dec. 21, 1784, the whole thing knits together. Why he did not mention her in his will I cannot see. She was rich herself and that may be the reason, or she could have died first of course.”
(Signed) Frank K. Swain
Capt. Henry Lott, was a Captain of “Associated Companies, Bucks County, 1756,” also served as Captain of the Fourth Associated Company, Northampton twp., Bucks county, Pa., in the Revolutionary War. His will reads as follows:- 1784. Dec. 1. (Just 20 days before his death, he made his will, proved Jan. 10, 1785, and recorded in the Will Book I:16, Norristown, Montgomery county, Pa.) His residence is given as Moorland (meaning Moreland). Five shillings were conveyed to each of the children of his son Peter and his daughter Mary. The remainder was divided equally among his other children: Stephen, Henry, Zepheniah, Leonard, and Letitia Carter. Daughter Letitia's share was to be held in trust, she to receive the interest and after her death her share was to be given to her daughter Prudy, wife of Daniel Courson. The Executors were: Zephaniah Lott, Stephen Lott, and Daniel Corsen.
Wit: John Hogeland John Hogeland Jr
Res:- Bedminster, Northampton and Moreland, Bucks county, Pa.