ZADOCK HAWKINS Book Information

79. William W.4 HAWKINS (Zadock3 HAWKINS, Zadock2 HAWKINS, Zadock1 HAWKINS) was born on 6 Mar 1822 in Covington, Kentucky, USA. He died on 4 Jan 1892 in North Bend Twp., Starke Co., Indiana, most likely.
The Will of William W. Hawkins, probated 11 Jan 1892, Book A., pages 282-285, Starke Co., Indiana reads as follows:

Be it remembered that on the 11 Day of January 1892 the same being the 7th Judicial day of the January term of the Starke Circuit Court. Before the Hon. George Benson, Judge of said Court, the following proceedings were had to wit-

In the matter of the Last Will and Testament of William W. Hawkins, Deceased.
Comes now Albert J. Gould and shows to the Court a certified copy of the last Will and Testament of William W. Hawkins, Deceased, together with a certified copy of the probate thereof, which is properly authenticated and filed, and the Clerk of this Court is ordered to record the Same.

State of Indiana
Stark County
I, William W. Hawkins, of Starke County, in the State of Indiana, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby publish this my last Will and Testament.
Item 1. It is my will that my Just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my death as can be done.
Item 2. I will, bequeath and devise all my property to my children, share and share alike, namely, Ezra E. Hawkins, Emily Maria Fetters, Sarah J. Garn, William H. Hawkins, Louisa Joseph, and Rachel E. Joseph, and John R. Hawkins.
Item 3. It is my Will that my son Ezra E. Hawkins, act as my Executor, and he is directed to sell the personal property belonging to my Estate as soon after my decease as he lawfully can, and he is further directed to sell all my real Estate at probate sale, without notice, and without any order of Court, at the best price possible, at any time within three years from my decease, such sale to be upon the following terms, $1000, at least down, and the residue in equal payments at one, two, three, and fours, with interest at six per cent, per annum. The deferred payments to be secured by mortgage on the land, and it is my will that should my Executor, Ezra E. Hawkins wants
[sic] said land, he may have the privilege of buying the same upon the forgoing terms, by accounting therefor to the other devises, the proceeds of such sales, after payment of all Just debts and cost and expenses to be equally divided among my said children above named.
Item 4. In case any of my children heretofore named should decease before I do, It is my will that the share of such shall go to his, her or their children alike at my death, and in case the said John R. Hawkins die before I do, it is my will that fifty (50) Dollars of said John R.'s share shall go to Lucinda Hawkins, wife of the said John R. and the residue to my other children then living, share and share alike.
In witness whereof, I hereto subscribe my name this sixteenth day of September 1891
SIGNED - William W. Hawkins
Signed and acknowledged by said William W. Hawkins as his last will and testament in our presence, and signed by us in his presence.
SIGNED - Albert J. Gould
SIGNED - Emil Warner
Although some records claim he died in Marshall Co., Indiana, he probably died at his home which was just across the county border from Marshall Co. in North Bend Twp. of Starke Co. He was buried in the North Union Cemetery, North Bend Twp., Starke Co., Indiana.

He was married to Talitha Ann OWENS (daughter of unknown OWENS) on 14 Jan 1846 in Fulton Co., Indiana. William and Telitha appeared on the 1850 U.S. Census in Marshall Co., Indiana. In 1860, 1870, and 1880 they appeared on the census in North Bend Twp., Starke Co., Indiana. Dr. Hawkins' book indicates, "They spent all their married life on a farm in Marshall County." Their farm was actually in North Bend Twp., of Starke Co. and was located very close to the border of Starke Co. and Marshall Co. Talitha Ann OWENS was born on 12 Feb 1827 in Bartholomew Co., Indiana, most likely. She died on 4 Sep 1891 in Marshall Co., Indiana, USA. She was buried in the North Union Cemetery, North Bend Twp., Starke Co. , Indiana. William W. HAWKINS and Talitha Ann OWENS had the following children:

child+383 i. Emily Maria5 HAWKINS.
child+384 ii. Sarah Jane5 HAWKINS.
child385 iii. William W.5 HAWKINS was born on 9 Oct 1851. He died on 8 Apr 1852.
child+386 iv. Ezra E.5 HAWKINS.
child+387 v. William Howard5 HAWKINS.
child388 vi. James E.5 HAWKINS was born on 19 Mar 1858. He died on 8 Nov 1858.
child+389 vii. John R.5 HAWKINS.
child+390 viii. Louisa J.5 HAWKINS.
child391 ix. Cyrus L.5 HAWKINS was born on 11 Apr 1865. He died on 15 Mar 1866. He was buried in the North Union Cemetery, North Bend Twp., Starke Co., Indiana.
child+392 x. Rachel E.5 HAWKINS.

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