Will of Hugh Hanna, 1841

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Will of Hugh Hanna, 1841

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN!

I, Hugh Hanna, planter of the District of Williamsburg and State aforesaid; being of sound mind and memory, do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following; to wit.

Item 1st. I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Calvin Hanna two (2) tracts of land on the Kill Branch; one of which he the said Calvin is now living on and; and the tract adjoining. I likewisegive and bequath unto the said Calvin Hanna the following named three (3) negroes, viz; Cupid, Young Scipo, and Elvira with the future increase of said Elvira, for and during his natural life, and at his death to the lawful issue of his body, begotten by him, if he dies leaving no lawful issue, begotten by him, I give and bequeath the abovetwo (2) tracts of land, and the above named three (3) negroes, with the issue of Elvira to my surviving children or, their children.

Item 2nd. I give, devise and bequath unto my two (2) sons Samuel D. Hanna and Joseph F. Hanna, all of my remaining lands.

Item 3rd. I give devise and bequeath unto my son Samuel D. Hanna, the following named three (3) negroes viz. Peter, Venus and Dinah, with the future issue and increase of the said females.

Item 4th. I give devise and bequeath unto my son Joseph F. Hannathe following named three (3) negroes viz. Sam, Lizza and Crissa with the future issue and increase of the said females.

Item 5th. I give devise and bequeath unto my two (2) sons Samuel D. Hanna and Joseph Franklin Hanna the following named two (2) negroesviz: Mercury and Juno.

Item 6th. I give and devise and bequeath unto my two (2) sons Samuel D. Hanna and Joseph F. Hanna all of my Plantation tools and my wagon and team.

Item 7th. I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Paisley the following named three (3) negroes viz; Young Mercury, Nellie and Young Juno with the future issue and increase of the said females.

Item 8th. I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Barr, one (1) negro boy, Young Sam.

Item 9th. I give devise and bequeath unto all of my children the remaining part of my negroes; to be equally divided between them, the two sons of my son Hugh viz James Hanna and Hugh Hanna to have one share, the same their father would draw if living. Said share to be divided between them.

Item 9th. I give devise and bequeath unto all of my children all of my stock of cattle to be equally divided among them.

Item 10th. I give devise and bequeath unto all of my children, all the money I may leave after the expense of my burial is discharged, to be equally divided among them.

Item 11th. Should any of my children die without lawful issue, then all the above mentioned property assigned to them to be equally divided among my surviving heirs.

Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friends, James Graham, Sr., George Barr, William Hanna and James H. Stone, executors to this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills heretofore made by me, or for me at my request. I do hereby give my Executors or either of them full power to execute this my last Will. Also full power and authority to call in three freeholders to assist to appraise and divide my Estate without petitioning any court of Law or Equity for a division and such division made by any one or more of them shall be as binding on my heirs, as if it had been made by the authority of any Court in this State. In witness to all and each of the things herein contained, I hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth (13) day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-one (1841).

Signed in the presence of HUGH Hanna (L.S)

William Cox
Robt. G. Thomson
Joseph A. Thompson
James H. Stone

NOTE: This Will is on file and was probated in the office of the Probate Judge at Kingstree, County Seat of Williamsburg County, S. C.

Hugh O. Hanna
Attorney At Law
Hampton, S. C.

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South Carolina Will and Probate Records

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“Will of Hugh Hanna, 1841,” Johnsonville SC History, accessed December 9, 2018, http://www.johnsonvilleschistory.org/items/show/258.

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