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Mary Smith HANKINS

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  1. 1.  Mary Smith HANKINS (daughter of William HANKINS, Sr. and Elizabeth DAVIS).

    Other Events:

    • Name: Mary Smith "Polly" HANKINS

    Notes:

    (1) James C. "Jim" Hankins, "Early Southside Virginia Families" :

    Mary Smith Hankins

    AKA: Polly
    Born:
    Died:
    Buried:

    Spouse: William Austin (1764-1830)
    Marr: Aug 24, 1809 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

    (2) "John Austin, Sr. of Southside Region, Virginia," Compiler: Liz Austin Carlin, Genealogy Content Copyright © 2011 Austin Families Association of America (genealogy may be freely distributed, but not sold in any form for profit):

    Mary "Polly" Smith Hankins
    Sex: F

    Marriage
    Husband: William Austin (Abt 1765 - Bef 1830)
    Married: 24 AUG 1809 at Pittsylvania Co., VA

    Children
    Gillenton Austin (____ - ____)
    Thomas Austin (Abt 1810 - ____)
    William Austin (Abt 1810 - ____)
    Joseph H. Austin (1811 - ____)

    Parents
    Father: William Hankins (____ - ____)
    Mother: Elizabeth "Betsy" Washburn (____ - ____)

    Siblings
    Mary "Polly" Smith Hankins (____ - ____)
    Jane (Davis) Hankins (____ - ____)
    William J. Hankins (____ - ____)
    Rebecca Hankins (1780 - Aft 1850)

    Notes

    MARRIAGE: See husband's record.

    Mary married William AUSTIN on 24 Aug 1809 in Pittsylvania County, VA. William (son of Joseph AUSTIN and --- TERRY) was born about 1765 in Pittsylvania County, VA; died before 1830 in Pittsylvania County, VA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. William AUSTIN was born about 1810.
    2. Thomas AUSTIN was born about 1810.
    3. Joseph H. AUSTIN was born in 1811.
    4. Gillenton AUSTIN

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William HANKINS, Sr. was born about 1750 in Probably Stafford County, VA; died before 15 Nov 1824 in Pittsylvania County, VA.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 24 Apr 1823, Pittsylvania County, VA
    • Probate: 15 Nov 1824, Pittsylvania County, VA

    Notes:

    (1) James C. "Jim" Hankins, "Early Southside Virginia Families" :

    William J. Hankins, Sr. and Elizabeth Davis

    Husband William J. Hankins, Sr.

    Born: 1750 - Stafford Co., VA (prob.)
    Died: bef Nov 15, 1824 - Pittsylvania Co., VA (prob.)
    Buried: Pittsylvania Co., VA (prob.)

    Father: Capt. Daniel Hankins (1715/1718-abt 1797)
    Mother: Hannah Mason (1724-1791)

    Marriage: abt 1769 - Pittsylvania Co., VA (prob.)

    Wife Elizabeth Davis

    Born: 1756 - Virginia (prob.)
    Died: bef Nov 15, 1824 - Pittsylvania Co., VA (prob.)
    Buried: Pittsylvania Co., VA (prob.)

    Father: Jacob Davis (____-bef 1803)
    Mother: Nancy Unknown (____-aft 1803)

    * * *

    General Notes: William J. Hankins, Sr.

    In William's Will, he leaves land to grandsons of his son John, but the grandsons are not called by name.

    Research Notes: Husband - William J. Hankins, Sr.

    On Sep. 11, 1783, William Hankins entered 1,000 acres by warrant dated 11 September 1783, #19239, Crooked Creek of Sandy River.

    On Apr 30, 1787, List "A": Wm Hankins is charged with taxes on: 0 white males 16-21, 0 blacks abv 16, 0 blacks under 16, 8 horses, 19 cattle. He's living near Dinah Hankins Apr 30, 1787: List "A": Wm Hankins charged with taxes for Jno Auston (SOURCE: 1787 Census of VA, Pittsylvania Co., Personal Property) by N. Schreiner-Yantis and F.S. Love, Genealogical Books in Print, Springfield, VA 1987, pp. 457 & 478).

    November 6, 1809, Wm Hankins Wit to LWT of Abram Parrish. (Source: Abstracts of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Wills, 1767-1820 by L.C. Adams, Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1986, p. 200).

    On 20 Jul. 1814 surveyed for William Hankins Sr., 410 acres, Sandy River at Reuben Hankins' line.

    He's listed in the 1820 Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia: 1-male age 45 and over, and 1-female age 45 and over (his wife).

    Will of William J. Hankins, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, Will Book #1, pp. 68 & 69: "In the name of God Amen. I William Hankins of the County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the form of following court. First of all, I recommend my soul to the care of him that gave it and then my body to be decently buried then it is my will and desire that all my just debts and burying expenses be first paid then my Estate to be divided in the manner and form following Viz (?): Item. I give an bequeath unto my daughter Mary Smith Austin an equal share of my estate with the deduction of Eighty dollars to her and her use only and after her decease to the lawful heirs of her body. Item. I give and bequeath to the heirs of my son John Hankins (dec.) all that tract of land lying and being in Henry County on the water of Turkey Cock Creek Containing by survey Eight hundred and thirty eight acres and the sum of ten shillings current money of Virginia as their whole legacy and the said ten shillings to be raised out of my property before the other legacies goes into division. Item. I give and bequeath daughter Elizabeth Juley Cox an equal part of my estate to her and her heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my son William Hankins an equal share of my estate with the deduction of one hundred and sixty nine dollars to him and his heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my son Reuben Hankins an equal share of my estate to him and his heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Davis Covington an equal share of my estate to her and her heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Peggy Williams Curry and equal share of my estate with the addition of one hundred and sixty nine dollars to her and her heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca Austin an equal share of my estate with the deduction of seventy nine dollars, be it further understood and it is my desire that my son John Hankins' heirs as above mentioned have no other share other than the land and ten shillings as is bequeathed to them. I further constitute and appoint my son William Hankins and James S. Cox Executors to this my last Will and Testament revolking all other and former Wills by me at any other time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty three. William X (his mark) Hankins

    Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of us in the presence of the testator: Thos. Deal, Pendleton Burgess, Thos. Hanks.

    At a court held for Pittsylvania County the 15th day of November 1824. This last Will and Testament of William Hankins Dec. was exhibited in court and proven by the oaths of [at least] two witnesses and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of James S. Cox one of the Executors in said Will named made oath thereto according to law and with Thomas Hines, Pendleton Burgess, and James A. Mitchell his securities entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of Five thousand Dollars conditioned according to Law. Certificate is granted him for obtaining probate of said Will in due form and liberty is reserved to the other Executor to join in the probate when he shall see fit. Test. Wm. Tunstall, Clerk of Court."

    Additions to his Will in July 1828

    Written on the left margin is written "examined and contains 616 words".

    * * *

    Children [of William Hankins, Sr. and Elizabeth Davis]:

    [i] John Hankins

    Born: 1770 - Pittsylvania Co., VA (prob.)
    Died: bef Apr 24, 1823 - VA
    Buried: VA

    Spouse: Elizabeth Durham (1775-____)
    Marr: Dec 19, 1790 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

    [ii] Elizabeth Juley Hankins

    Born: 1773
    Died: Mar 14, 1859 - Sandy River, Pittsylvania Co., VA
    Buried:
    Spouse: James S. Cox (1760-1828)
    Marr: Oct 4, 1790 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

    [iii] William J. Hankins, Jr.

    Born: 1776 - Pittsylvania Co., VA (prob.)
    Died:
    Buried:

    Spouse: Mary Austin (1779-abt 1818)
    Marr: Jan 12, 1796 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

    Spouse: Millie Dalton (____-_____)
    Marr: Dec 3, 1818 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

    [iv] Jane Davis Hankins

    Born: Sep 13, 1776 - Pittsylvania Co., VA
    Died: May 14, 1853 - Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN
    Buried: Wray-Covington Cem., Murfreesboro, TN

    Spouse: John H. Covington, Sr. (1772-1847)
    Marr: Jan 20, 1793 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

    [v] Rebecca Hankins

    Born: 1778 - VA
    Died:
    Buried: Lynch Gap Cem., Bell Buckle, TN

    Spouse: Stephen S. Austin (1770-aft 1860)
    Marr: Apr 24, 1800 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

    [vi] Reuben Hankins

    Born: 1780 - Pittsylvania or Henry Co., VA
    Died: 1838
    Buried:

    Spouse: Elizabeth Covington (1785-____)
    Marr: Feb 20, 1800 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

    [vii] Margaret Williams Hankins

    AKA: Peggy
    Born: 1780 - Pittsylvania Co., VA
    Died: Dec 1860 - Adair Co., KY
    Buried:

    Spouse: Thomas Curry (1774-1850)
    Marr: May 16, 1798 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

    [viii] Mary Smith Hankins

    AKA: Polly
    Born:
    Died:
    Buried:

    Spouse: William Austin (1764-1830)
    Marr: Aug 24, 1809 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

    (2) "John Austin, Sr. of Southside Region, Virginia," Compiler: Liz Austin Carlin, Genealogy Content Copyright © 2011 Austin Families Association of America (genealogy may be freely distributed, but not sold in any form for profit):

    William Hankins, Sr.
    Sex: M

    Marriage
    Wife: Elizabeth "Betsy" Washburn (____ - ____) [Note by compiler: Elizabeth's maiden name was probably Davis, not Washburn.]

    Children
    Mary "Polly" Smith Hankins (____ - ____)
    Jane (Davis) Hankins (____ - ____)
    William J. Hankins (____ - ____)
    Rebecca Hankins (1780 - Aft 1850)

    William married Elizabeth DAVIS about 1769 in Probably Pittsylvania County, VA. Elizabeth was born about 1756 in Probably VA; died before 24 Apr 1823 in Probably Pittsylvania County, VA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth DAVIS was born about 1756 in Probably VA; died before 24 Apr 1823 in Probably Pittsylvania County, VA.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Elizabeth "Betsy" DAVIS
    • Name: Elizabeth "Betsy" WASHBURN
    • Name: Elizabeth WASHBURN

    Notes:

    (1) James C. "Jim" Hankins, "Early Southside Virginia Families" :

    Elizabeth's maiden name isn't certain. I have listed it here as Davis, not because there is any conclusive proof but to draw attention to the matter and hopefully discover her true identity. However, the facts that William J. Hankins' wife's name was Elizabeth, William J. Hankins was appointed by the court to be the executor of Jacob Davis' Will, and that they named one of their daughters, Jane Davis, are all strong indications that Elizabeth's maiden name can only be Davis. A counter-view by the genealogist "Virkus" indicates that Elizabeth's maiden name was Washburn, but he offers nothing to substantiate that conclusion.

    From the middle names of Jane Davis and Margaret Williams it's possible that Elizabeth is giving us some insight into her parent's names. As such, Jane's middle name of Davis adds additional support to the conclusion that Elizabeth's maiden name was Davis, and Margaret's middle name of Williams may indicate that her mother's maiden name was Williams. And, although we have the Pittsylvania County Order Book that speaks of Jacob Davis' wife, Nancy, and son, William, concerning Jacob's Will, it does not mention a daughter .

    Elizabeth probably died before 11/15/1824 because that is the date of his [William J. Hankins'] Will, and Elizabeth isn't mentioned in the Will at all. If she had been living, then it's reasonable that she would have been mentioned in some fashion. Thus, she's presumed dead before November 15, 1824.

    (2) "John Austin, Sr. of Southside Region, Virginia," Compiler: Liz Austin Carlin, Genealogy Content Copyright © 2011 Austin Families Association of America (genealogy may be freely distributed, but not sold in any form for profit):

    Elizabeth "Betsy" Washburn [Note by compiler: Elizabeth's maiden name was probably Davis, not Washburn.]
    Sex: F

    Marriage
    Husband: William Hankins (____ - ____)

    Children
    Mary "Polly" Smith Hankins (____ - ____)
    Jane (Davis) Hankins (____ - ____)
    William J. Hankins (____ - ____)
    Rebecca Hankins (1780 - Aft 1850)

    Children:
    1. John HANKINS was born about 1770 in Probably Pittsylvania County, VA; died before 24 Apr 1823 in VA; was buried in VA.
    2. Elizabeth Juley HANKINS was born about 1773 in Probably Pittsylvania County, VA; died on 14 Mar 1859 in Pittsylvania County, VA.
    3. William J. HANKINS, Jr. was born about 1776 in Probably Pittsylvania County, VA.
    4. Jane Davis HANKINS was born on 13 Sep 1776 in Pittsylvania County, VA; died on 14 May 1853 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, TN; was buried in Wray-Covington Cemetery, Almaville, Rutherford County, TN.
    5. Rebecca HANKINS was born about 1780 in VA; died after 24 Aug 1870 in Bedford County, TN; was buried in Bell Buckle, Bedford County, TN.
    6. Reuben HANKINS was born about 1780 in Pirrsylvania or Henry County, VA; died in 1838.
    7. Margaret Williams HANKINS was born about 1780 in Pittsylvania County, VA; died in Dec 1860 in Adair County, KY.
    8. 1. Mary Smith HANKINS