Name: Benjamin Hays
Change Date: 1 JUN 2011
Subject: RE: Martin family - Stephen Wilson Martin's parents
Date: June 30, 2010 9:13:44 PM EDT
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Here's transcript of a will for Benjamin Hays in which he leaves property to his son-in-law John Martin, who was married to his daughter Elizabeth, and subsequent to their death he requests that the property go to his grandsons Stephen Wilson Martin and Alexander John Martin. Also at the end it lists Stephen Wilson Martin's sisters names. See below.
This weekend I will email you all what I have of the Martin tree.
(granddaughter of Barbara Ann Martin)
Marion County SC Probate Roll # 374
Abstracted from the original will by Jo Church Dickerson
WILL OF BENJAMIN HAYS
(previously posted to Marion list)
Will dated 1 Jan 1835
to eldest daughter Sealy Allen 2 Negro girls her lifetime and after her death
to her 2 youngest daughters...Prudence to Elizabeth and Sarah to Nancyan
to son James $325 cash and horse called Bunch
to son Joseph a plantation on Mill Branch purchased of Thompson Barfield
to son William a Negro boy named Evan also a Negro man called Tom... William
is to pay Jesse Elvington $100 out of the value of Tom.
to son Levy a Negro boy called Jacob
to John Martin $1.00... his wife Elizabeth Martin one Negro girl called
Murear? to labor and to do for her only for her lifetime and then to her
heirs of her body...also land bought from Dew Rogers to her sons Alexander
John and Stephen Wilson.
to my wife Elizabeth a Negro girl Charlotte... wife's property to go to son
Jesse at her death...
I have given my dau Sally who intermarried to Samuel Smith a full share
previous to this.
sons Joseph B. Hays and Levy Hays my Executors
signed: Benjamin "B.H." Hays (his mark)
witnesses: Jesse Ford, Daniel Carmichael, Ebenezer Hays
GUARDIANSHIP BOND for grandchildren of Benjamin Hays
Dated: 14 Feb 1845
Guardian: John Martin
Bondsmen: John Martin & Benj. Shooter
Grandchildren: A.H. Martin, Stephen Wilson Martin, Telatha A. Martin, Jane
Martin, and Elizabeth Martin
[From Marion Probate Records vol 1 by Utley/Sutcliffe]
Elizabeth ?Betsy? Ford b: ABT 1802 in South Carolina
- Elizabeth Hays
- Sealy Hays
- James Hays
- Sarah ?Sally? Hays b: ABT 1800 in Marion County, SC
- Joseph B. Hays b: 8 SEP 1800
- William Hays
- Levy Hays