Here is my 4th G. Grandfather, BENJAMIN HINSON's will in which he listed his daughter "SALLY FIELDS" ( SARAH/ SALLY HINSON FIELDS who is my 3rd G. Grandmother who md. JAMES FIELDS of Anson Co. NC.) It is SARAH/ SALLY HINSON FIELDS mother, MOURNING MOORMAN who md. BENJAMIN HINSON and thus is my 4th G. Grandmother, , and I would very much like to verify MOURNING MOORMAN's parents if we can. Here is the will of her husband BENJAMIN HINSON my 4th G. Grandfather. BENJAMIN HINSON and MOURNING MOORMAN also had a daughter they named MOURNING/ MORNING HINSON. - Tina Rogers Beller
WILL of BENJAMIN HINSON sent to me by his descendants :
ANSON Co. NC WILL S
Wil of BENJAMIN HINSON
" In the Name of God Amen, I, Benjamin HINSON of Anson County and State of North Carolina being f Sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God of this ( ? 18th? ) day of September in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hunderd and Thirteen make and publish this my last will and Testament in maner following.
Imprimas I resign my Soul in the hands of God who gave it nd my Body to be Decently interred at the discretion of my hereafter name executors --
ITEM - I lend to my beloved wife MORNING HINSON During her life all my property both Hail and personally Consisting of a track of land onwhich I now live and sixteen Negroes ( passence ? ) EDWARD, JACK, BARBARY, JOE,JIM, GENNY, SAM, WORWICK, ZACHARIAH, ( ? Peco ? ) , HANNAH, GEORGE, HARRY, PETER, LUCY, four head of Horses my hole stock of cattle and Hoggs four Beds and there furniture working tools. Household and Kitchen Furniture and after the ( decease ? ) of my Said wife I ------------the above mentioned property be disposed of in the following manner. _____
___ I Give and bequeath to my son CHARLES HINSON a negro Boy name JACK to __________________heirs forever.
I give ______ ______ ______ Bob _________ ________ __ _______ him and his heirs forever.
ITEM - I Give and bequeath to my Son BENJMIN HINSON a negro man Name GEORGE to him and his heirs forever
ITEM - I Give and Bequeath to my Son OBEDIAH INSONne negro boy Name ZACHARIAH to him and his heirs for ever.
ITEM - I Give and bequeath to my Son EDWARD HARRIED HINSON a negro By name JOE to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM - I Give andbequeath to my Son JOHN HINSON a negro Boy name EDWARD to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM - I gave and bequeath o my Daughter ELIZABETH DIGGS one negro man Name WORWICK to her and her heirs forever
ITEM - Give and bequeath o my Daughter LYDIA DIGGS one negro Boy name JIM to her and her heirs forever.
ITEM - I Give and bequeath to my Daughter SALLY FIELDS one negro woman name HANNER and all her increase from this date to her and her heirs for ever also one feather bed and furniture.
ITEM - I Give and bequeath to my Daughter WINNIFORD AKINS ( Sic ATKINS ) one negro Boy PETER to her and her heirs forever.
ITEM - I Give and bequeath to my Daughter POLLY GATHINGS one negro Girl BARBARY to her and her heirs forever.
ITEM - I Give and bequeath to my Daughter MARY JONIKIN ( SIC - Jernigan ) one negro girl name LOOCY to her and her heirs for ever.
ITEM - I Give and bequeath to Daughter NANCY WILLIAMS one negro Girl name JENNY to her and her heirs forever also one half of my kitchen furniture to her and her heirs forever.
ITEM - I Give and bequeath to my Daughter MORNING one negro Woman by the Name of JUDE and all her increase from this time forward and to her and her heirs forever also one feather Bed and furniture and one half of my itchen furniture also two cows and one hers ( SIC - Heifer ? ) .
ITEM - I Give and bequeath to my grandson BROOKS HINSON all that track or parcel of land containing one Hundred and fifty acre more or less where on I now live and also all my working tools also one negro Boy name HARRY to him and his heirs foreer - also one Colt that he now Claims as no one ( ? Gang of Meggs ? ) between said BROOK and and his mother also my ( ? Saddle ? ) .
ITEM - It is my desire that the old Woman PATIENCE ( ? Sall ? SIC - SHALL ? ) after my Decease be set free.
ITEM - I do further appoint & _____ my son BARTLETT HINSON _____________to this my last will and testament in VIZ and Whereof I the said BENJAMIN HINSON _______ _____ to this my last will and Testament set my hand and seal this day and year above written.
SALLY / SARAH HINSON b. abt. 1778 Anson Co. NC and died March 17, 1830 in Carroll Co. TN. She married JAMES FIELDS b. 1771 NC who died on Sept. 20, 1815 in Anson Co. NC, and then Sarah/ SALLY HINSON FIELDS moved to Carroll Co. TN with her adult children and their families. James Fields b. 1771 NC d. Sept. 20, 1815 was son of SMITH FIELDS b. 1740 either in Onslow Co. NC or BARBADOS and his wife ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. The FIELDS family had lived on Barbados since at least 1666 to about 1738-1740 when they are then in Onslow Co. NC. Smith Fields b. 1740 was son of RICHARD FIELD and ANN KIRTON who have St. Philip Parish Records in Barbados. The Field family is considered to be the Del A Field family of France to England and became FIELD family in England and in Barbados, and the name changed once again when RICHARD FIELD arrived in Onslow Co. NC and it changed to be FIELDS from then on. As I can find nothing to really verify that Benjamin and Mourning Moorman had a daughter named MERCY HINSON, I have not listed her but others have listed MERCY HINSON b. 1776 the daughter of Benjamin Hinson and Mourning Moorman as well.
- Tina Rogers Beller.
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