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William HANKINS, Sr.

Male Abt 1750 - Bef 1824  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name William HANKINS 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1750  Probably Stafford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 24 Apr 1823  Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 15 Nov 1824  Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 15 Nov 1824  Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) James C. "Jim" Hankins, "Early Southside Virginia Families" <http://www.cottagehill.com/descendants/f68.htm#f5043>:

      William J. Hankins, Sr. and Elizabeth Davis

      Husband William J. Hankins, Sr.

      Born: 1750 - Stafford Co., VA (prob.)
      Died: bef Nov 15, 1824 - Pittsylvania Co., VA (prob.)
      Buried: Pittsylvania Co., VA (prob.)

      Father: Capt. Daniel Hankins (1715/1718-abt 1797)
      Mother: Hannah Mason (1724-1791)

      Marriage: abt 1769 - Pittsylvania Co., VA (prob.)

      Wife Elizabeth Davis

      Born: 1756 - Virginia (prob.)
      Died: bef Nov 15, 1824 - Pittsylvania Co., VA (prob.)
      Buried: Pittsylvania Co., VA (prob.)

      Father: Jacob Davis (____-bef 1803)
      Mother: Nancy Unknown (____-aft 1803)

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      General Notes: William J. Hankins, Sr.

      In William's Will, he leaves land to grandsons of his son John, but the grandsons are not called by name.

      Research Notes: Husband - William J. Hankins, Sr.

      On Sep. 11, 1783, William Hankins entered 1,000 acres by warrant dated 11 September 1783, #19239, Crooked Creek of Sandy River.

      On Apr 30, 1787, List "A": Wm Hankins is charged with taxes on: 0 white males 16-21, 0 blacks abv 16, 0 blacks under 16, 8 horses, 19 cattle. He's living near Dinah Hankins Apr 30, 1787: List "A": Wm Hankins charged with taxes for Jno Auston (SOURCE: 1787 Census of VA, Pittsylvania Co., Personal Property) by N. Schreiner-Yantis and F.S. Love, Genealogical Books in Print, Springfield, VA 1987, pp. 457 & 478).

      November 6, 1809, Wm Hankins Wit to LWT of Abram Parrish. (Source: Abstracts of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Wills, 1767-1820 by L.C. Adams, Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1986, p. 200).

      On 20 Jul. 1814 surveyed for William Hankins Sr., 410 acres, Sandy River at Reuben Hankins' line.

      He's listed in the 1820 Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia: 1-male age 45 and over, and 1-female age 45 and over (his wife).

      Will of William J. Hankins, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, Will Book #1, pp. 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 [at least] 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".

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      Children [of William Hankins, Sr. and Elizabeth Davis]:

      [i] John Hankins

      Born: 1770 - Pittsylvania Co., VA (prob.)
      Died: bef Apr 24, 1823 - VA
      Buried: VA

      Spouse: Elizabeth Durham (1775-____)
      Marr: Dec 19, 1790 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

      [ii] Elizabeth Juley Hankins

      Born: 1773
      Died: Mar 14, 1859 - Sandy River, Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Buried:
      Spouse: James S. Cox (1760-1828)
      Marr: Oct 4, 1790 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

      [iii] William J. Hankins, Jr.

      Born: 1776 - Pittsylvania Co., VA (prob.)
      Died:
      Buried:

      Spouse: Mary Austin (1779-abt 1818)
      Marr: Jan 12, 1796 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

      Spouse: Millie Dalton (____-_____)
      Marr: Dec 3, 1818 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

      [iv] Jane Davis Hankins

      Born: Sep 13, 1776 - Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Died: May 14, 1853 - Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN
      Buried: Wray-Covington Cem., Murfreesboro, TN

      Spouse: John H. Covington, Sr. (1772-1847)
      Marr: Jan 20, 1793 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

      [v] Rebecca Hankins

      Born: 1778 - VA
      Died:
      Buried: Lynch Gap Cem., Bell Buckle, TN

      Spouse: Stephen S. Austin (1770-aft 1860)
      Marr: Apr 24, 1800 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

      [vi] Reuben Hankins

      Born: 1780 - Pittsylvania or Henry Co., VA
      Died: 1838
      Buried:

      Spouse: Elizabeth Covington (1785-____)
      Marr: Feb 20, 1800 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

      [vii] Margaret Williams Hankins

      AKA: Peggy
      Born: 1780 - Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Died: Dec 1860 - Adair Co., KY
      Buried:

      Spouse: Thomas Curry (1774-1850)
      Marr: May 16, 1798 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

      [viii] Mary Smith Hankins

      AKA: Polly
      Born:
      Died:
      Buried:

      Spouse: William Austin (1764-1830)
      Marr: Aug 24, 1809 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

      (2) "John Austin, Sr. of Southside Region, Virginia," Compiler: Liz Austin Carlin, Genealogy Content Copyright © 2011 Austin Families Association of America (genealogy may be freely distributed, but not sold in any form for profit):

      William Hankins, Sr.
      Sex: M

      Marriage
      Wife: Elizabeth "Betsy" Washburn (____ - ____) [Note by compiler: Elizabeth's maiden name was probably Davis, not Washburn.]

      Children
      Mary "Polly" Smith Hankins (____ - ____)
      Jane (Davis) Hankins (____ - ____)
      William J. Hankins (____ - ____)
      Rebecca Hankins (1780 - Aft 1850)
    Person ID I26634  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 

    Family Elizabeth DAVIS,   b. Abt 1756, Probably VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Apr 1823, Probably Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married Abt 1769  Probably Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John HANKINS,   b. Abt 1770, Probably Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Apr 1823, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Juley HANKINS,   b. Abt 1773, Probably Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1859, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)  [natural]
     3. William J. HANKINS, Jr.,   b. Abt 1776, Probably Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Jane Davis HANKINS,   b. 13 Sep 1776, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1853, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     5. Rebecca HANKINS,   b. Abt 1780, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 24 Aug 1870, Bedford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)  [natural]
     6. Reuben HANKINS,   b. Abt 1780, Pirrsylvania or Henry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1838  (Age ~ 58 years)  [natural]
     7. Margaret Williams HANKINS,   b. Abt 1780, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1860, Adair County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
     8. Mary Smith HANKINS  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 22:51:11 
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