Will of Charles Hancock
[Will Book 1, pages 150-153 (transcribed by David Johnson and Beverly Burton Culbreth)]
I, Charles Hancock of the County of Marion and State of Tennessee have this day made and
published my last will and testament as follows (to wit) I give and bequeath to my son Calvin E.
Hancock and his heirs and assigns forever and to his wife Mary P. Hancock she is to have the
property so long as she may live or remain single and in case she married again then she
relinquishes her claim to said property
Beginning a corner between Jeff Maston and said Hancock in a lane on J Crit Kelleys line; thence
with Kelly line or lane S 25 W 43 poles; thence on with said public road S 40 1/2 W 50 poles to
near shape; thence on with said road S 21 1/2 W 21 1/2 poles to opposite a cedar fence post with
three notches cut in it; thence leaving the road S 73 1/4 E 44 poles to center of ditch near
double hickory; thence up the ditch S 85 1/2 18 poles [sic] thence W 89 3/4 E 28 1/5 poles;
to a stone set in the ground it being the corner between said Hancock and Bible; thence
Eastward with Bible's line to Lewis corner; thence Northward with the Lewis and Hancock line to
the Maston corner; thence Westward with to [sic] Maston line to the beginning containing eighty
acres more or less, which I bequeath to the said Calvin E. Hancock and his heirs and assigns
forever said Calvin E. Hancock to pay taxes and keep up fence, repairs on the place. We have
this day made and signed the conveyance to the said Calvin E. Hancock and his wife heirs
forever this August 27th
Codicil that the said Calvin E. Hancock is not to have the control of the foregoing described
property until after my death and the death of his mother my wife; furthermore the said Calvin
E. Hancock is to pay his prorate of expenses for my and his mother's burial and other expenses
in case of sickness.
T. K. Rawlings.
R. M. Quarrels.
I Charles Hancock of the County of Marion and State of Tennessee this day made my last will and
testament (to wit): I give and bequeath to my son Oscar F Hancock and his heirs forever except
his child by the Shoemake woman that he married that child to be paid five dollars. The
following described piece of land bounded as follows:
Beginning at the South East corner of the J. Crit Kelley tract; thence with the road southward to the
mouth of lane leading west to the H. Torbet corner, thence with said Torbet line Northward to the J.
Crit Kelly line; thence with the line fence between J. Crit Kelly and said Hancock to the beginning
containing 45 acres more or less the barn opposite Calvin E. Handcock house is excepted to it belongs
to C. E. Hancock also field known as the cove field, bounded as follows: beginning at Bibles north west
corner, thence eastward with a ditch to a corner known as the Peach Tree corner; thence northward to a
stone the Bible corner, thence westward with C. E. Hancock line to the public road near a cedar fence
post with three notches; thence southward with road to the beginning containing fifteen acres more or
less, also the remainder of the tract known as the Smiley tract after taking fifteen acres to Rosa M
Quarles off of the east side which is deeded to her and her heirs All of the foregoing described lands
I give and bequeath to my son Oscar T. Hancock and his heirs as before set forth, said Oscar T. Hancock
is not to have possession or control of said lands until after the death of myself and wife, furthermore
said Oscar T. Hancock is to pay his prorate share of the expense of myself and wife's burial and other
expenses if necessary. given under my hand and signed by me this April 25 1901.
T. K. Rawlings
Calvin E. Hancock
Will Of Charles Hancock, Deceased
I, Charles Hancock of the county of Marion and state of Tennessee have this day made my last will and
testament (to wit) I give and bequeath to my son Alfred Hancock and his heirs for ever all of my
personal property and the track of land that I bought from J. Crit Kelly containing about one hundred
acres more or less for exr [sic ?], said Alfred Hancock is to pay his prorata of my and my wife burial
expense also Alfred is not to have control of said property until after my death and also my wifes,
given and signed this April 25 1901.
T. K. Rawlings
Calvin E Hancock
Will Of Charles Hancock
I, Charles Hancock, of the County of Marion, State of Tennessee have this day made my last will and
testament (to wit) I give and bequeath to my daughter Rosa M who married George Quarles the following
described lands. She is to have all the lands that was deeded to me by T. K. Rawlings, and his heirs
also, fifteen acres off of the east side of the Smiley tract.
Beginning at corner between Hancock and Rawling near J. M. Bible gate running northbound 47 poles, thence
westward 42 1/2 poles to a rock; thence southward 66 poles to a rock in the line between the Rawlings
and Hancock tracks, thence eastward 42 1/2 poles to beginning, containing 15 acres more or less to her
and her heirs forever. Said Rosa M Quarles is not to have control of said land until after the death of
myself and wife, furthermore said Rosa M. Quarles is to pay her prorata of the burial expenses of myself
and wife if necessary all of which I give to her and her heirs forever. given this day and signed by me
this April 25 1901.
T. K. Rawlings
Calvin E. Hancock