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Will of Joseph Hawkins - 1784


In the name of God amen. I Joseph HAWKINS being weak of body but of sound mind and no money, do this 31st day of May in the year of our Lord 1784 make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following vis:

Impression I give to my Father Philemon Hawkins my old house known by the name of BOBBET.

Item: I give to my brother John Hawkins three hundred and fifty acres of land lying on Whitestone Branch (?) In Granville County to him his heirs or ____" forever, futher I give to my said brother John my young horse called Whirbiggin.

Item. I give to my brother Philemon Hawkins three hundred and fifty acres of land lying on the waters of Whitestone it being the one half of an individual tract of land of seven hundred acres which I bought of William GOOCH, the other parcel of which I have bequeathed to my brother John as above mentioned to him the said Philemon his heirs or a____ forever.

Item. I give to my brother Benjamin HAWKINS a body of land on the water of ________ Creek containing by deeds and twelve hundred and nienty acres, also five tracts of land lying in Warren county Adjacent me bought of S. BULLOCK containing 400 acres also one tract of 568 acres bought of James WILSON also one bought of BENJAMIN KIMBALL containing 330 also one acre bought of said KIMBALL containing the great ___________ at the head of the south fork of Little Creek. Also tract of land given me by my father (?) containing I believe 420 acres. Also all my lots in the town of Warrenton, further, I give my said brother Benjamin all my horses, mares and colts, to him his heirs or ____________ forever, my meaning is to give my brother Benjamin all of my property real and person which I have not bequeated other way sin this my last will. All to his own use and to his heirs or _________ forever. In testimony whereas I have ____________ to my hand and seal this date above written. Signed and sealed in the presence of

Jo. Hawkins (his seal)

Charles Murah
William Clements


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