Hugh Bodkin, I (c.1740 - c.1801)

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Birthplace: Bull Pasture, Augusta, VA
Death: Died in Randolph, IN
Managed by: Lori Lynn Wilke
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About Hugh Bodkin, I

From Ancestry.com Will of Hugh Botkin:

From Don Norman: Hugh Bodkin, a son of Richard and Elizabeth Botkin, was born in Augusta County VA in 1736 and died in Knox County TN. He married Hester Farmer. Hester was born in Augusta County VA in 1740 and died in Knox County TN.

  • On March 21, 1780, Hugh was allowed 50 acres for his service in 1758 in Captain. Preston's Company of rangers. Hugh Botkin in Revolutionary War in Captain Hulls company of Augusta County militia.
  • 1806 #440 HUGH BODKIN-221 acres 91 poles-Knox County-beginning on north side Bays Mountain on a post oak marked three T, corner with RICHARDHINES, bounded by the lands of GEORGE WRINKLE, RICHARD HINES and MATTHEWKIMES-CC THOMAS BODKIN and MICHAEL HALFACRE Surveyed December 29, 1806
  • Hugh's will is dated September 1801 and is on file in Knox County, TN.

Last Will and Testament of Hugh Bodkin, Sr.

(Received this transcript in 2002 from Mark Allen)

The last Will and Testament of Hugh Bodkin, senior, it is my wish that after all my just and lawful debts is paid that my estates shall be divided amongst my family as follows, that is to say, the plantation that I now live on, I leave it to my wife Hester Bodkin for her use during her natural life and at her death the said land to belong to my son Hugh Bodkin by giving my grandson Hugh Bodkin three years of schooling if his father will let him live with him until he is twenty one years of age and to give him one twenty pound hors and a new saddle and Brid and one suit of Clothes or one Hundred acres of land provided the land can be got for the above nominated properly.

Exclusive of the land and Schooling and I likewise give to my son Hugh Botkin five hundred feet of inch plank and one iron shovel with all the Framing Utentials and my wife Hester Botkin is to have two cows known in my family by the names of Rigg and Strawberry and one more Know in my family by the name of Little ginn and her feather bed and Beding and one large iron kettle with two peuter plates and two knives and forks and two tinn cups and one Small Peuter dish with one Crook and frying pann two Bells the Cotton and flax that is now on the place to be equally Divided into Three shars and she to have one Share and One flax wheel and one Big wheel and one Waggon with the hind geers for her lifetime but at her death the waggon is to belong to my son Hugh

all the property that I have not left to my wife Hester Botkin that is not otherwise disposed of I wish to be Equally divided Between my Two Daughters Lettis Botkin and Rachel Botkin and I Request that Elijah Garton and William Cunningham to divide the property between them

my Daughter Rachel to have horse colt Three cows and two year old steer.

There is a suit in law that I have with Thomas Neil in Withey County if that suit is Record I leave that to my son Thomas Botkin for his use and

all the household property that I have not gave to my wife Hester Botkin I wish to be Divided Between my Two Daughters Lettis and Rachel Botkin by the same two men before mentioned and my daughter Nancy Null I give her a horse Known to my family by the name of Jack and my stock of hogs I give to my wife Hester Botkin and

my daughter Mary McQuier I give one Dollar and

to my Daughter Elizabeth Hooser I give one Dollar and

to my Daughter Esther Hale I give one Dollar and

my Daughter Margaret Huffacre I leave one Dollar and

to my son Richard Botkin I leave one Dollar.

NB if the father of my Grandson Hugh Botkin does not let him live with his Uncle Hugh Botkin until he is twenty one years of age that part of my estate that I left to my grandson Hugh Botkin, my son Hugh Botkin shall give to his brother Thomas Botkin except the Scooling.

My wife Hester Botkin I leave as my Executrix and William Cunningham as I leave my Executor. Done this Fifteenth day of January 1801.

Witness present: Hugh Jesse Green <seal> (his X mark) <seal> Elijah Genten <seal> Botkin

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Hugh Bodkin, I's Timeline

1740
1740
Bull Pasture, Augusta, VA
1758
1758
Age 18
1761
1761
Age 21
Augusta, VA, USA
1764
1764
Age 24
Highland Co., Va
1766
1766
Age 26
Highland Co., Va
1768
1768
Age 28
Highland Co., Va
1770
October 15, 1770
Age 30
Bull Pasture, Augusta, Va
1770
Age 30
Highland Co., Va
1772
1772
Age 32
Highland Co., Va
1775
November 17, 1775
Age 35
Pendleton, West Virginia, United States