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Esom Hannan of Roanoke-daughter Jane m. Caleb Baker
Posted by: Jan Swart (ID *****3109) Date: January 02, 2012 at 12:06:43
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This is Baker researcher Jan Swart. For many years it appeared that nobody knew who was married to Jane Hannan, the daughter of Esom Hannan of Roanoke County, VA other that the fact "she was married to a Baker!
I noticed that in the Will and Administration papers of Esom Hannan, who died 20 March, 1843 in Roanoke County, VA that the daughter (Jane Hannan) information was left off of Esom Hannan's will in most translations I've seen. I realized this after getting the will from Roanoke County.

I have inserted what was left out of the will in quotes.

Will of Esom Hannan
In the name of God! Amen. I, Esom Hannan of the County of Roanoke and State of Virginia, having become weak of body, but of sound and perfect mind, do make this my last Will and Testament in the manner following, that is to say -
First, I commit my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the Earth, to be decently buried; and after all my just debts and funeral expenses are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows:
To my beloved wife, Mary Hannan, I give the whole of the plantation on which I now live, during her natural life, and at her death, I give it to the children of Abraham Hannan, ("after paying to the heirs, three in number of my daughter Jane Baker, dec fifty dollars each and to the heirs of my daughter"), Elizabeth Hutchinson, dec'd, three in number, fifty dollars each, and to my daughter, Mary Ann Cooper, One Hundred and Fifty Dollars, none of which is to be paid until two years after my decease, and the decease of my wife, Mary Hannan. Having heretofore given tomy sons, Thomas, William, John, Esom and Edward, fifty acres of land each as their full shair of my Estate both real and personal. I also direct that my Executor sell so much of my land after the death of myself and my wife, as will be sufficient to pay my debts and the legasys above directed.

I also give to my wife Mary Hannan all my other property of every kind, to act and dispose of at her will and pleasure.

To carry this my last Will into full effect, I do constitute and appoint my sons, William Hannan and Abraham Hannan, my Executors, hereby revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made, rattafying and conforming this and none other to be my last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal this 5th day of November 1842
Esom (his mark) Hannan

Esom Hannan was b. 1752 Ireland or Virginia d. 3 20 1843 Roanoke VA, buried at family estate "Cave Spring", Greenwood Cemetery, married 9 15 1783 Botetourt, VA to
+ Mary "Mollie" Greenlee b. ca. 1763 Ulster, N. Ireland d. May 1846, buried with Esom. Mary was the daughter of William Greenlee and his wife Jane who came from Ireland in 1766 and settled in Botetourt Co., Virginia and probably moved to Mason Co., W. VA ca 1801.

Children of Esom and Mary are:

1. William Hannan b ca 1785 d. aft 1860 Roanoke, married 3 8 1814 Botetourt to Susanne Criste
2. Thomas Hannan b. ca 1786 d. prior to 1850 married 12 10 1818 to Elizabeth Gharst (Elizabeth eventually lived in Randolph Co., IN and Henry Co., IA
3. John Hannan b ca 1789 d. ? married 4 3 1817 Keziah Brown
4. Elizabeth Hannan b. ca 1792 d. prior to 1842 married 11 24 1814 to Bennett Hutchinson, moved to Lynn Co., Missouri
5. Esom Hannan, Jr. b ca 1794 d ? married 12 28 1815 to Nancy (Massey) Brown moved to Missouri prior to 1830
6. Mary Ann Hannan b ca 1805 d ? married 1st 8 16 1821 to John Cooper, Botetourt and 2ndly 11-23-1858 to Philip Hinkle, Preble Co., OH; Caleb Baker-bondsman
7. Edward Greenlee Hannan b 4 11 1800 d. 7 27 1850 married 8 4 1825 Jane Maxwell, Tazewell VA. Edward died during the Mercer Co., OH Cholera epidemic
8. Jane Hannan b ? d prior to 1842 married a man named “Baker”
9. Abraham Hannan b 10 4 1809 d 11 30 1880 buried Bear Branch cemetery married Rachel Tankersley, moved to Missouri 1857
(Source of siblings: Grace Lynch family history)
It is now known who the daughter of Jane Hannan was married to (see child #8). It was Caleb C. Baker of Bedford, then Botetourt County, Virginia. Caleb C. Baker is of the "gunsmith" group on the Baker DNA site. The three girls mentioned in her father's will were Mary, Hannah and Winifred Baker. They were married about 1811. Jane appeared to decease before 1820, it is possible she died in childbirth. Caleb C.Baker remarried Lucinda Cooper in Botetourt County, VA in October of 1821.
In the Roanoke County, VA Chancery Case Abraham Hannan vs. Heirs of Esom Baker a few years later regarding contestment of Esom's will, it states that some of the heirs were, "Caleb Baker and Jane, his wife."
Jan Swart

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