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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

 

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