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On 12 August 1788, I, the undersigned pastor of Mobile, married (having published before the 3 banns without there resulting any canonical impediment) Adam Hollinger and Francoise Lefleur, residents of the Tensaw River in this parish. In faith I have signed it and we have signed it.
Rev. Miguel Lampost, Pastor
Joseph Deville Degoutin
Casiano de Castanares
147. William Hollinger
On 4 March 1789, I, the undersigned Pastor of Mobile, baptized solemnly in Samuel Mims' house, William, about 7 years old, Mestizo, son of Adam Hollinger and an Indian. Godparents are Joseph Thompson and Madame Mims.
Rev. Miguel Lampost
On Wednesday 11 April 1792, before me, the pastor of Immaculate Conception Church of Mobile, to contract marriage were Adam Hollinger, native of Ireland, and Marie Joseph Juzan, native of Mobile. After receiving in writing the paternal consent and having dispenced from the banns for just cause and that the information on the single state conformed to regulations, there being no canonical or civil impediment, I received the mutual consent of Adam Hollinger and Marie Joseph Juzan by exzpressed words, so that it is true and legitimate marriage in my presence and in that of the witnesses Cornelius McCurtin and John Forbes. In faith I have signed in my hand on the same day, month and year as above.
Father Manuel Garcia, Pastor
Marie Joseph Juzan
On 20 February 1793, I, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church of Mobile, baptized and put the Holy Oils to a boy born on 27 January, the legitinate son of Adam Hollinger, native of Ireland and Marie Joseph Juzan, native of this parish. He was named Alexandre. Godparents were Pierre Juzan and Marguerite Juzan represented by Marguerite McCurtin, who were advised of their spiritual parentage. In faith whereof I sign
Rev. Constantine McKenna
On 15 June 1794, I, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church of Mobile, baptized and put the Holy Oils to a girl, daughter of Adam Hollinger and Marie Juzan and was given the name of Elizabeth, born on 29 May 1794. Godparents were Charles and Madame Juzan, who were advised of their spiritiual parentage. In faith wherof I signed it.
Rev. Constantine McKenna
On 17 November 1798, I, the pastor of Immaculate Conception Church of Mobile, baptized and put the Holy Oils to a girl, daughter of Adam Hollinger and Marie Juzan and was given the name of Margaret, born on 22 March 1798. Godparents were Captain Cook, representing Simon Faber, and Madame Modeste Dolive, who were advised of their spiritual parentage. I signed it.
Rev. Constantine McKenna
On 25 January 1801, I, the pastor of Immaculate Conception parish church of Mobile, baptized and put the Holy Oils to a boy, the legitimate son of Adam Hollinger, a native of Ireland, and Marie Joseph Juzan, native of Mobile, resident in the United States at the Tombecbe, born on 4 June 1800. He was given the name of Adam Cornelius. Godparents were Cornelius McCurtain and Louise Lefleur, who were advised of their spiritual parentage. In faith wherof I sign.
Rev. Jean Francois Vaugeois
On 29 November 1804, I, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church of Mobile, solemnly baptized and put the Holy Oils to a girl, daughter of Adam Hollinger, native of Ireland, and Marie Juzan, native of this parish, and was given the name of Louise. Godparents were Miguel Eslava, Militia Captain, warehouseman and minister of the Royal residence in this place, and Hypolite Alexandre, his wife, who were advised reagarding their spiritual paretage. In faith whereof, I sign it.
Rev. Jean Francois Vaugeois
On 21 May 1823, I, the undersigned priest, baptized Mary Louise, the legitimate daughter of Adam C. Hollinger and Rubine Innerarity, born on 24 February 1823. Godmother was Louise Hollinger.
Rev. Auguste de Angelis, Priest
Know all men these presents that I Adam Hollinger of the County of Washington in the Mississippi Territory in consideration of the naturl love and affection which I have and bear to my dear Children hereinafter named and also moving have given grtanted and confirmned and by these presents do give grant and confirm unto my siad Children Severally the Several negroes, hereinafter metioned and specified that is to say I give unto my son Alexander a negro boy called Jepith now about nine years of age. I give my daughter Charlott a negro girl named Rose now about ten years of age. I give my daughter Margaret a negro girl named Linda now about ten years of age. I give my son Adam a negor boy named Daniel now about five or six years of age. I give to my daughter Louisa a negro girl named Lucky now about three years of age. I give to my half-breed son William who lives at Mr. David Tate's a negro boy named Bob, now about fifteen years of age who I sometime since gave to him by word of mouth and delivered unto his posession. I likewise give to my said son William a negro girl named Mary who was born in the year 1795 (13 yrs. old) and a negro boy named Ben now at Dr. Strong's to have and to hold the said negroes Severally in this manner here in before declared unto my said children Severally and to their Several heirs executors administrators and assigns to the daily use and behalf to my said Children Severally and of their several executors administrators and assigns forever. And I the said Adam Hollinger all and singular the said negro slves severally unto my said Children as herein before specified and declared and their several executors and administrators and assigns against me ny executors and administrators and all and every other person and persons whatsoever shall and will expressly declared that I reserve to myself the use and control over the said negroes (except Bob who is already delivered to my son William for and during the term of my natural life and no longer). In witness whereof I the said Adam Hollinger have unto set my hand and seal on the ninth day of April in the year 1808.
Adam (his mark) Hollinger
Executed in our presence.
Thomas J. Strong
Hardy B. Joinnigan
Personally appeared before Thomas J. Strong and made oath taht he was a subscribing witness to the annexed deed of Gift and saw Adam Hollinger Sign and Acknowledge it as his.
Sworn before me this 23rd day of May, 1808.
James Patton J. P.
Be it remembered that I Adam Hollinger of Washington County in the Mississippi Territory being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, and seriously considering the uncertainty of life, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say... First I give and bequeath unto my wife Mary Hollinger the tract of land where on I now live containing 640 acres with its appertenances, likewise all my household and kitchen furnature, plantation utensila, bedding and cloathing, together with one third part of all the other property which I may be possessed of at my decease, after my just debts are paid, of whatever kind and denomination such property may be to have and to hold the whole of the property here in before granted bequeathed and devised and distributed among my children or the body of said Mary lawfully begotten in the manner hereinafter directed with regard to my other property. to have and to hold to them severally and to their several heirs executors, Adminstrators and assigns forever.
Secondly I give and bequeath devise unto my said children the residue of all my property both real and personal of whatever kind or nature it may be appropriated to their benefit and finally divided equally among them in the following manner. It is my will that the whole of my property shall remain in my wife's hands after my decease subject to the general control and superintendance of my executors nor shall any properties be sold but by the unanimous consent of my executors and executrix, except such articles as may be raised on my plantation or by my slaves which may be sold by my executrix with the consent of either of either the executors for the support of and education of my children, or other purposes necessaryly incident to the maintenance of my property. And the more effectonlly to answer their purposes, it is my will that a good overseer be employed from time to time by my executrix and executors or any two of them, to discharge the services usually performed by overseers.
But should my said wife marry then and from the time of her marriage she shall cease to have any control over my property, except that part thereof which is hereby expressly bequeathed to her during her life, and her power as executrix shall instantly cease and determine, and my executors shall place my property in such hands, of my family, and shall require from such person or persons as they may interest with the source or any part thereof a bond or bonds with ample security for any honest and faithful care of the source, and for the due return thereof.
And it is moreover my will that my children come to the ages following, viz,... my daughters toi the age of eighteen years; and my sons the age of twenty one, that they be severally entitled to receive their portions of my property thereby given, bequeathed and devised to them. That is to say should there be then living at the time the first become of age as aforesaid five children of me and my wife Mary Hollinger, or their lawful descendants, then my executrix and executors shall endeavor to make a fair estimate of the value of each species of property coming to them, according to the true meaning and intentiom of this my last will and testament, reckoning land one species, negros another, cattle another, and all kind of property another, and of each of these four species of property, such child so coming of age shall have the fifth part (propvided there be five of the lawful descendants then living) as nearly as circumstances will admit of and where one of the remaining four come to age as aforesaid he shall or she shall receive his or her fourth part in like manner and so of the rest, -- but should any child die and leave no children, before having received his or her portion; then such portion shall be equally divided among the surviving children or their descendents, wheather already having received their portion or not. Any child having received his share shall the same to them, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever.
And I hereby make, and constitute, and appoint my beloved wife Mary Hollinger executrix, and my friends Harry Toulmin and William Pierce of the said county, executors of this my last will and testament. And should either of my executors of this my last will and testament. And should ewither of my executors ---- unwilling to act, or having should desire to cease to do so; then I authorize them and my said executrix to appoint some good hinest man to be executoir in his place. And it is my desire that no appraisement be made of my property., legally due to me. And I appoint my said executrix and executors joimtly guardians of my children and desire that particular attention be paid to their education and good conduct, that they may become useful and respectable members of society. In wirness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal on the ninth day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand Eight Hundred and Eight.
Adam (his mark) Hollinger
delivered in the presence
of us the subscribing witness
Thomas J. Strong
Hardy R. Joinnigan
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Know all men these presents that I William Hollinger of the State of Alabama and County of Monroe, having been for some time afflicted in body but of perfectly sound mind, being desirous of setting my worldly affairs to my satisfaction, have seen fit and proper to give my daughter Livitia House at my death, for the great love and affection I have towards her, for the kindness, attention, obedience and affection manifested by her towards me at all times, do therefore by this my deed of gift, convey to her by these presents the following property to wit, one negro woman Molly, three negro boys, Robbin, Sam and Bob and one negro girl Lizzy, together with one hundred lead of cattle. To have and to hold the above desribed property at my death to and for her own use and benefit without lein, hindrance, molestation or hurt whatever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this --- day of --- 1846.
Alabama, Monroe Co.
A. C. Hollinger
The State of Alabama
Personally appeared before me Chas M. Foster Clerk of the County Court of said county N. S. Graham (whose anme is subscribed as a witness to the written instrument) who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he saw the written named Wm Hollinger sign, seal and deliver the same on the 25th day of August 1846 for the purposes therein mentioned.
Given under my hand and seal of office this the 1st day of September in the year of our Lord 1846.
Attest C. H. Foster, Clk
Filed in office the 1st day of Sept A. D. 1846
Attest C. H. Foster, Clk
Know all men by these that I William Hollinger of the County of Monroe and State of Alabama, having been for some time afflicted in body but being of sound mind and memory, and being desirous of setting my worldly affairs to my satisfaction have seen fit and proper to give and by these presents do give to my daugter Mary Hollinger at my decease for the great love and affection I have towrds her, the following property viz; Mary Sarah and her child Biner and boys Leonard, Wiley and Jeff and one hundred head of cattle. Should however my daughter Mary die without issue, then the above decribed property to be equally divided among my other four heirs mentioned in my last will and testament dated January 6th 1848. To have and to hold the same to and for her use and benefit and that of heirs should she have any without kith or kindrance (and this deed is now made instead and as a confirmation of one of the same tenor bearing date January 21st 1848 signed by me and witnessed by Richard H. Treat, E. S. Smith and N. S. Graham and from some cause has never been admitted to probate and recorded according to law as was my intention and desire).
In witness whereof I ahve hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the twenty-fourth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one.
Signed, sealked and delivered in presence of E. S. Smith, N. S. Graham