Following is the Will of my 2nd great grandfather, Thomas P. Hanks
Index to Will Book "A" of Jackson County, Ohio
WILL of THOMAS P. HANKS
Contributed by Sandra Carol Witte-Jordan-Taylor
Be it numerated that heretofore to wit on the 17th day of Sept. AD
1847. was filed in the Clerks Office of the Court of Common Pleas
for the County of Jackson and State of Ohio. the last Will and
Testament of Thomas P. Hanks. Deceased. which will is in the words
and figures following to wit:
I, Thomas P. Hanks in contemplation of sudden death do declare this
is my last will and testament.
Item. I give and devise all my estate, property, and rights
whatsoever to my wife Elvira to be to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I appoint my said wife Elvira guardian of my infant son.
Made in presence of and witnessed by. Phillip P. Price. Wm Steel
this 14th day of August 1847. Wm S. Manvick. Reduced to writing and
subscribed on the 18th day of August AD 1847.
Personally appeared in open court the above named William Steel and
Wm. S. Manvick (blank space) the papers writing purporting to be a
verbal will made by Thomas P. Hanks on his deathbed, who being duly
sworn depose and say that Thomas P. Hanks was of full age and sound
mind and memory that he was under no restraint, and that he declared
in our presence that the above was his last will and testament, that
his wife should have everything that belonged to him, and that the
said verbal will was reduced to writing and subscribed by us within
ten days after the day of the death of said Thomas Hanks and that we
were called out to witness the same. Sept 17th 1847 William Steel
William. S. Manvick. sworn to and subscribed in open court. Sept.
17th 1847. Jacob Westfall, Clerk