Will of Stephen Hawkins, dated 18 Dec. 1869 (Lowndes Co., Al.)--filed 1876.
" In the name of God, Amen, I, Stephen Hawkins of said county, being of
sound mind and memory at the time of publishing this my last will and
testament, hereby revoking all others, and considering the uncertainty of
this frail and transitory like, do therefore make and publish this my last
will and testament, That is to say:
First, after all my lawful debts and funeral expenses are paid and
discharged, the residue of my estate, real and personal, whereof I may did
siezed or possesed, I give, bequeath and dispose of as follows: To Wit:
That my said Executors shall pay to each of my children John Hawkins,
Thomas Hawkins estate, Stephen M. Hawkins, Wm Hawkins, Henry Hawkins, Sarah
Acreman, Eliza WIlliams, Martha Holladay, Mary Ann Adams, Fanny Holladay,
the sum of ten dollars out of my estate of moneys which I may have on hand
at my dimiss,
Second, I give, bequeath and dismiss all the reast, residue and remainder
both real and personal to my beloved wife, Mary Hawkins, likewise I do
hereby make constitute and appoint my said wife of the County of Lowndes,
State of Alabama, to be Executors of my last will and testament, and to act
as such without bond.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal
the 18th day of December A.D. 1869."
Note: the wife, Mary, above was his third wife (first wife was named Mary
[Etheridge] also). Third wife was Mary Adams Manning.
Obituary found in "Butler County in the 19th Century" by Marilly Davis
"Stephen Hawkins died in Manningham 18 March 1875; aged 87 years. He was a
member of the Missionary Baptist Church 49 years."
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