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Hugh Hanna

(Not much is known of Hugh Hanna's father or his predecesors. There are speculations on who his father was, but because Hugh left Ireland at a young age with no documents, we may never know. If you have any info please email me at hank@clanhanna.com.

Hugh H. Hanna, Sr. was born about 1759, in Northern Ireland, and died August 7, 1842 in Indiantown, Williamsburg County, South Carolina. He married Sarah Burrows around 1789. She was the daughter of John Burrows and Elizabeth Scott. She was born around 1776. He married Elizabeth Barr, daughter of James and Sara Barr, around 1810. Elizabeth was born about 1782 in Williamsburg County, SC and died in Williamsburg Co, SC. Hugh Hanna is buried in the Hanna Cemetery, Vox Community, Williamsburg County, SC.


Obituary
From Winyah Observer Clipping- Issue of 9/3/1842- Died at his residence in Williamsburg District in the neighborhood of Indiantown on the 7th of August, Mr. Hugh Hanna, in the 83rd year of his age. The deceased was in our district, we believe, the last survivor of that noble band of patriots who fought under Marion (General Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox").


Last Will and Testament
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN!

I, Hugh Hanna, planter of the District of Williamsburg and State 
aforesaid; being of sound mind and memory, do make and declare this my 
last will and testament in manner and form following; to wit.

Item 1st. I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Calvin Hanna two (2) 
tracts of land on the Kill Branch; one of which he the said Calvin is now 
living on and; and the tract adjoining. I likewise give and bequeath unto 
the said Calvin Hanna the following named three (3) Negroes, viz; Cupid, 
Young Scipio, and Elvira with the future increase of said Elvira, for and 
during his natural life, and at his death to the lawful issue of his 
body, begotten by him, if he dies leaving no lawful issue, begotten by 
him, I give and bequeath the above two (2) tracts of land, and the above 
named three (3) Negroes, with the issue of Elvira to my surviving 
children or, their children.

Item 2nd. I give, devise and bequeath unto my two (2) sons Samuel D. 
Hanna and Joseph F. Hanna, all of my remaining lands.

Item 3rd. I give devise and bequeath unto my son Samuel D. Hanna, the 
following named three (3) Negroes viz. Peter, Venus and Dinah, with the 
future issue and increase of the said females.

Item 4th. I give devise and bequeath unto my son Joseph F. Hanna the 
following named three (3) Negroes viz. Sam, Lizza and Crissa with the 
future issue and increase of the said females.

Item 5th. I give devise and bequeath unto my two (2) sons Samuel D. Hanna 
and Joseph Franklin Hanna the following named two (2) Negroes viz: 
Mercury and Juno.

Item 6th. I give and devise and bequeath unto my two (2) sons Samuel D. 
Hanna and Joseph F. Hanna all of my Plantation tools and my wagon and 
team.

Item 7th. I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Paisley 
the following named three (3) Negroes viz; Young Mercury, Nellie and 
Young Juno with the future issue and increase of the said females.

Item 8th. I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Barr, one 
(1) Negro boy, Young Sam.

Item 9th. I give devise and bequeath unto all of my children the 
remaining part of my Negroes; to be equally divided between them, the two 
sons of my son Hugh viz James Hanna and Hugh Hanna to have one share, the 
same their father would draw if living. Said share to be divided between 
them.

Item 9th. I give devise and bequeath unto all of my children all of my 
stock of cattle to be equally divided among them.

Item 10th. I give devise and bequeath unto all of my children, all the 
money I may leave after the expense of my burial is discharged, to be 
equally divided among them.

Item 11th. Should any of my children die without lawful issue, then all 
the above
mentioned property assigned to them to be equally divided among my 
surviving heirs.

Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friends, James Graham, Sr., 
George Barr, William Hanna and James H. Stone, executors to this my last 
Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills heretofore made by 
me, or for me at my request. I do hereby give my Executors or either of 
them full power to execute this my last Will. Also full power and 
authority to call in three freeholders to assist to appraise and divide 
my Estate without petitioning any court of Law or Equity for a division 
and such division made by any one or more of them shall be as binding on 
my heirs, as if it had been made by the authority of any Court in this 
State. In witness to all and each of the things herein contained, I 
hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth (13) day of November
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-one (1841).

Signed in the presence of HUGH HANNA (L.S)

William Cox
Robt. G. Thomson
Joseph A. Thompson
James H. Stone

NOTE: This Will is on file and was probated in the office of the Probate 
Judge at
Kingstree, County Seat of Williamsburg County, S. C.

Hugh O. Hanna

Attorney At Law

Hampton, S. C.