The Will and Estate Record of WILLIAM HILL
Probate Roll # 2090
Marion Co Office of Probate Judge
Transcribed by Jo Church Dickerson - 1998
(Only two documents in file - including the original will)
State of SC vs Jno H. Rogers
Asa Godbold, Ordinary
Lodged 4th Febr 1862
Wm. D. Campbell, SMD (Sheriff, Marion District -jcd)
By George Edwards
personally served John H. Rogers with a copy of this Summons 5th Feby 1862.
signed: Wm. D. Campbell, S.M.D.
Ordinarys Office, Marion District So.Ca.
To John H. Rogers
You are hereby summoned to appear at a court of Ordinary to be held at
Marion Court House the seventh day of February Inst. to show cause why
you shall not be attached for retaining in your possession the Will of
William Hill late of State and District aforesaid. Agreeably to an act of the
General Assembly in such cases made and provided.
Given under my hand and seal of office. 3rd day of February A.D. 1862.
Asa Godbold, Ordinary, M.D.
Last Will of William Hill, filed 7th February 1862
The State of South Carolina, Marion District
The last Will and Testament of William Hill In the name of God Amen.
I William Hill of the District of Marion in the State of South Carolina being
in a poorly State of health and Sound in mind considering the Infirmity of
my age thanks be to Almighty God for the Same but calling to mind the
mortality of this body and that it is appointed to all men once to die. I do
therefore make and constitute this my last Will and Testament but first of
all I commit my spirit into the hands of God my creator from whence I
received my being nothing doubting but I shall receive the same at the
Great day of the Resurrection of Quick and Dead and be again received by
the Almity God As for Such worldly goods as it hath pleased God of his
great goodness to indow me with I do hereby dispose of in the following
manner that is to Say
after my just debts and Funeral charges are all paid I will begin with my
beloved wife Mary Hill I give and bequeath unto her all my Interest in or to
all the Lands that still belong to us that she owned at the time we were
married and every thing else that was hers that we now owne at the present
I also give her one rone mare and Buggy and harness and all that belong
thereto also all the corn and bacon and all the blade fodder in an old house
and one top Stack of fodder also one low bedsted with the bed and furniture
I give unto my Daughter Sarah Granger one bedsted with the bed and furniture
one two year old colt a mare colt one larg pot two stacks fodder one of
and one of tops one large dining table two small tables and a book case and
a slab and all the books that belongs to me only one hymn book one desk
and its contents all of my tools Saw augers chisels planes one crosscut saw
to be Sold all of my plantation tools to be equally divided between my wife
daughter Sarah Granger also one large trunk and a small one in it and all the
papers in them I give to Sarah Granger also one Small pot and one oven to be
devided between my wife and Sarah Granger one three year old heifer and one
two year old stear to be devided between the same two
I give to Sarah Granger two manure forks all my kegs and barrels to be
between my wife and Sarah Granger one (dimejon?) one tin fat stand? to be
devided between the same two
To Sarah Granger I give one larg Bofat and all the furniture glasses pickers?
and crockery waire and all that belongs to it except one large glass tumbler
one large table at my other place one small table at the same place one
small book case (some?) large trunks and some loose planks in the loft at
my old place to be sold to help pay my debts also one pare of cart wheeles
at Sarah Grangers to be sold in like manner three or chains? to be sold in
manner one cart here I give to my wife her lifetime and then to John H. Rogers
I give my Interest in or to a tract of Land wich William Collins lived on at
time of his death containing Seventy four acres lying between Owen Roger's
and Jane Collin's to Owen Rogers to Sell and divided amongst John H. Roger's
There is a certain law suit now pending between myself and the
of Joel Granger if there is any thing recovered out of said administration's
paying my debts I give it to my daughter Sarah Granger -
I have accounts to the amount of one thousand and Sixty nine dollars and
thirty four cents against this estate of Joel Grainger if colected to be
between Sarah Granger & Betsey Powell one Share of a Stock in the
Wilmington and Manchester rail road company to my wife and Sarah
Granger after my wifes death to Sarah Granger if She lives the longest
one Briddle and Saddle to William H. Granger.
I give unto my son David Hill five dollars in cash for his part of my estate
I give unto my Daughter Betsey (Hill crossed out) Powell five Dollars for her
part of my estate Also an account against David Hill to the amount of one
hundred and twenty five dollars to my wife Mary Hill
Also I do hereby Nominate constitute and appointment James Carmichael
to be my True and Lawful Executor to this my Last Will and Testament
Ratifying this and no Other and confirming the Same to be my last Will
and Testament and denying all others but this In witness whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and Seal February the 23rd, 1861.
In presence of William X (his mark) Hill
Georg W. Rogers
John H. Rogers
RESEARCH NOTES by jcd:
Other Marion County documents prove that John H. Rogers was a son of
Mary Hill, widow of William Hill; that Mary was married first to a Rogers,
then to Thomas Collins (died 1840), and after Collins' death to William Hill.
Her maiden name remains unknown. (If anyone knows Mary's maiden name,
or the name of the father of John H. Rogers, I would certainly appreciate the
William Hill is proven by Hill family researchers to have been part of the
family of neighboring Robeson County. He was a son of James Hill and his
wife Nancy, of Robeson. James Hill came to Robeson with several of his
brothers - Slaughter, Moses, William, and Thomas Hill. They were sons of
Thomas Hill who left will dated 1768 in Halifax County, NC. William Hill had
land grant(s) c1800 on Ashpole Swamp between Lake View and Nichols.
Census records seem to indicate that after his marriage to Mary he might
have resided somewhere near Mullins, probably on lands that Mary had
from her Collins or Rogers marriage.
The "Bible record of David Page" shows that William Hill was born in 1782.
That his first wife and mother of his children, was probably Elizabeth,
of David Page (born 1744) and his wife Sarah. Bible record also shows that
David Page's parents were Abram Page and his wife Mary. (Bible record of
David Page found in the Horry County Independent Republic Quarterly, Vol 17,
Winter 1983 No.1, Page 8. This record has also been posted to the Horry
County Historical Society webpage: http://www.hchsonline.org/bible/dp.html )
Of the children of William Hill:
David Hill (b 1802) married 1/ Mary Grainger (sister of Joel) mar 2/Nancy
Nancy's death is the last entry in the David Page Bible record. She is buried
at Bear Swamp Baptist Church (1822 - 1879).
Sarah Hill (b 1804) married Joel Grainger, son of John Grainger & his wife
It is from Joel and Sarah Hill Grainger that the Grainger family of Lake View
Betsey Hill (b 1812) married Barnabas Powell.
(No further record.)
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