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Contributed to Marion County SCGenWeb by Jo Church Dickerson, 11 Mar 2000

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)

1st document:
Fold side: 
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.
Service  $1.00
Mileage    .40
Entry      .25
Ordinary  2.00

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.

2nd document:
Fold side:
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 blades 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 and 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 divided 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 like 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 the 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 children

There is a certain law suit now pending between myself and the administrator's of Joel Granger if there is any thing recovered out of said administration's after 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 divided 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  
Owen Rogers
Georg W. Rogers
John H. Rogers


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 information.)

William Hill is proven by Hill family researchers to have been part of the Hill 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, daughter 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 (unk.). 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 Charity. It is from Joel and Sarah Hill Grainger that the Grainger family of Lake View descend.

Betsey Hill (b 1812) married Barnabas Powell. (No further record.)

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