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Contributed by Jo Church Dickerson, 28 Nov 2002

WILL OF HANNAH (JOHN) THOMPSON

Marion Probate Roll #969, Estate of Hannah (John) Thompson

Transcribed by Jo Church Dickerson from the original will of Hannah (John) Thompson, located in the above estate file at the Marion Archives and History Center. Nov. 2002.

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Last Will & Testament of Hannah Thompson
filed 2d. Decr. 1856
Recorded in Book 6 pages 88 & 89.

State of South Carolina, Marion District }

I Hannah Thompson (commonly known & distinguished as Hannah John) Thompson - being of sound and disposing mind & memory & being of the State and District aforesaid - do make and declare this to be my last will & testament.

Item first - it is my will that all my just debts shall be paid.

Item second - it is my will that my body should be decently buried in such manner as my executors or administrators shall think best

Item third - I give & bequeath to my daughter Mary Sanders the wife of Robert Sanders the sum of one dollar to be paid her as soon after my decease as is convenient to my executors or administrators

Item fourth - I give to my son John E. Thompson the sum of one dollar to be paid him as soon after my decease as may be convenient to my executors or administrators.

Item fifth - I give to my grand daughter Maria Agnes Coward - wife of James Coward the sum of one dollar to be paid her as soon after my decease as may be convenient to my executors or administrators

Item sixth - I give & bequeath to my grand children - Francis Ann Thompson, James W. Thompson, Robert M. Thompson, Hilliard J. Thompson, Martha E. Thompson - children of my deceased son Hilliard J. Thompson the sum of one dollar to be divided between

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them share & share alike & to be paid as soon after my decease as may be convenient to my executors or administrators

Item seventh - I give & bequeath to my grand son Robert M. Bailey- son of Tobias Bailey the sum of one dollar to be paid as the above legacies

Item eighth - I give & bequeath all the residue & remainder of my estate both real & personal - all monies due me as legatee of the Estate of my deceased son - James C. Thompson - & all monies or money or notes or accounts due me in any other way or manner - & all bonds & monies due me or of which I may die in the possession (after the aforementioned legacies are paid) To my two grand daughters, Martha Ann War, (wife of Nelson War & daughter of Tobias Bailey) & Matilda Mary Matilda McCaskill (wife of James D. McCaskill & daughter of Tobias Bailey) the said residue & remainder of my estate real & personal & the said money or monies, notes, bonds, accounts in my possession or in any wise due me - to be divided equally between them my two grand daughters Martha Ann War & Mary Matilda McCaskill share & share alike.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand & seal this 21st day of October 1856

                                                                                  her
Signed sealed in presence }                              Hannah / / Thompson {Seal}
Jas H Jarrot                      }                                        mark
Ervin Baily                        }
Gadi Bailey                      }

(NB the obliteration of the word Matilda was done before the above will was signed)

                                                                                  her
Signed sealed in presence }                              Hannah / / Thompson {Seal}
Jas H Jarrot                      }                                        mark
Ervin Baily                        }
Gadi Bailey                      }

South Carolina, Marion District } By E. B. Wheeler Ordinary. Personally appeared Ervin Bailey and made Oath that he was present and saw the within named Hannah Thompson sign, publish, pronounce and declare the foregoing Instrument of writing to be, and Contain her last Will and Testament, and, that the said Hannah Thompson was then of sound disposing mind and memory to the best of this deponent's knowledge & belief; and that Jas H. Jarrot and Gadi Bailey were subscribing witnesses thereto in her presence; in the presence of each other: and at the request of the Testatrix.

Sworn to Before me }                    Ervin Baily
E. B. Wheeler         }
Ordinary                 }
2d. Decr 1856         }  I Jas. D. McCaskill, Do solemnly Swear that his writing Contains the true last will of Mrs. Hannah Thompson so far as I know or believe, and that I will well and truly Execute the same by paying first the debts, and then the legacies as far as the same will extend and the law require me and that I will make a just and true appraisement of the same and return according to Law.

Sworn to Before me. }                   J. D. McCaskill
E. B. Wheeler          }
Ordinary                  }
15 Decr. 1856          }

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NOTES by transcriber:

Hannah was called "Hannah John" to distinguish her from her mother-in-law who was also named Hannah. Other Marion records show that this Hannah was the widow of John W. Thompson who died before 1827. John W. was the son of James Thompson who died about 1827, and whose 3rd wife was also named Hannah. Both Hannah Thompsons are shown in the census records, just a few years' difference in their ages. I have not found the maiden name of either Hannah in the Marion records.


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