William J. Hankins, Sr. (1750 - c.1824)

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Birthplace: Overwarton Parrish, Stafford County, VA, United States
Death: Died in Pittsylvania County, VA, United States
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William J. Hankins's Timeline

1750
1750
Overwarton Parrish, Stafford County, VA, United States
1769
1769
Age 19
Pittsylvania, VA, USA
1776
September 13, 1776
Age 26
1780
1780
Age 30
VA, USA
1780
Age 30
Virginia, United States
1782
January 11, 1782
Age 32
VA, USA
1824
November 15, 1824
Age 74
Pittsylvania County, VA, United States

Will of William J. Hankins, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, Will Book #1, pages 68 & 69: "In the name of God Amen. I William Hankins of the County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the form of following court. First of all, I recommend my soul to the care of him that gave it and then my body to be decently buried then it is my will and desire that all my just debts and burying expenses be first paid then my Estate to be divided in the manner and form following Viz (?): Item. I give an bequeath unto my daughter Mary Smith Austin an equal share of my estate with the deduction of Eighty dollars to her and her use only and after her decease to the lawful heirs of her body. Item. I give and bequeath to the heirs of my son John Hankins (dec.) all that tract of land lying and being in Henry County on the water of Turkey Cock Creek Containing by survey Eight hundred and thirty eight acres and the sum of ten shillings current money of Virginia as their whole legacy and the said ten shillings to be raised out of my property before the other legacies goes into division. Item. I give and bequeath daughter Elizabeth Juley Cox an equal part of my estate to her and her heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my son William Hankins an equal share of my estate with the deduction of one hundred and sixty nine dollars to him and his heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my son Reuben Hankins an equal share of my estate to him and his heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Davis Covington an equal share of my estate to her and her heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Peggy Williams Curry and equal share of my estate with the addition of one hundred and sixty nine dollars to her and her heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca Austin an equal share of my estate with the deduction of seventy nine dollars, be it further understood and it is my desire that my son John Hankins' heirs as above mentioned have no other share other than the land and ten shillings as is bequeathed to them. I further constitute and appoint my son William Hankins and James S. Cox Executors to this my last Will and Testament revolking all other and former Wills by me at any other time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty three. William X (his mark) Hankins

Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of us in the presence of the testator: Thos. Deal, Pendleton Burgess, Thos. Hanks.

At a court held for Pittsylvania County the 15th day of November 1824. This last Will and Testament of William Hankins Dec. was exhibited in court and proven by the oaths of two witnesses and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of James S. Cox one of the Executors in said Will named made oath thereto according to law and with Thomas Hines, Pendleton Burgess, and James A. Mitchell his securities entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of Five thousand Dollars conditioned according to Law. Certificate is granted him for obtaining probate of said Will in due form and liberty is reserved to the other Executor to join in the probate when he shall see fit. Test. Wm. Tunstall, Clerk of Court."

Additions to his Will in July 1828

Written on the left margin is written "examined and contains 616 words".

November 15, 1824
Age 74
Pittsylvania County, VA, United States
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