Hopkins Holseys father, James Holsey, died about 1816 and his will was proved on October 8, 1816. His will is on file in Hancock Co., Ga. Book I page 149.
In the name of God, Amen: I James Holsey of the county of Hancock and the State of Georgia being weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is today, first, I lend to my beloved wife, Susannah Holsey one third of my whole estate both real and personal during her natural life and at her death, I give and bequeath the whole of my negroes and the rest of my personal property, to be equally divided among my five children, viz., Gideon Holsey, Hopkins Holsey , Eliza Holsey, Susan Holsey & James Holsey.
I do also give and bequeath to my three sons, viz., Gideon Holsey, Hopkins Holsey & James Holsey the whole of my real estate as they come of lawful age or marry on their paying my two daughters, viz., Eliza Holsey & Susan Holsey one thousand dollars to each (in equal proportions) which I devise to them in lieu of any of my real property. Lastly, I do hereby nominate my worthy friends Duke Hamilton, William Terrell and Edward Hamilton my Executors to this my last will and testament until my two sons Gideon Holsey & Hopkins Holsey arrive at lawful age at which time my desire is that they shall act as my only executors.
J. Holsey (Seal)
Hopkins Holsey was born August 25, 1799, near Lynchburg, Va., the son of James Holsey and Susannah (Ingram) Holsey. His father and mother were married in Brunswick Co., Va. on March 20. 1797. They migrated to Georgia and were in Hancock County, Ga. in 1810.