Currituck County Estates

L. W. Ballance - 1906

27 Mar 1906 - Renunciation of Right to Administer on Estate - The heirs-at-law of L.W. BALLANCE, deceased, hereby renounces their right to administer upon the estate of L.W. BALLANCE and respectfully ask that D.E. SANDERS may be appointed as administrator.  /s/ Caleb [his x mark] BALLANCE, Lizzie G. SAUNDERS, Laura L. GRIGGS, Lydia A. MORRISETTE.

3 Apr 1906 - Application for Letters of Administration - D.E. SANDERS, having been sworn, states that L.W. BALLANCE, late of Currituck County, is dead without leaving any written will, and that he is the proper person entitled to Letters of Administration on the said estate; that the value of the estate is about $1200 and that Lizzie G. SAUNDERS of Waterlily, NC, Laura L. GRIGGS of Coinjock, NC, Lydia A. MORRISETT of Norfolk, Va. and [nothing written] BALLANCE of Currituck NC, a minor Caleb BALLANCE is entitled as heir and distributee thereof.  /s/ D.E. SAUNDERS

3 Apr 1906 - Oath of Administrator - D.E. SAUNDERS swears to faithfully perform the duties of administrator on the estate of L.W. BALLANCE.  /s/ D.E. SAUNDERS

22 Mar - 1 Oct 1906 - Final account of D.E. SAUNDERS, administrator of L.W. BALLANCE, deceased - Received $2260.87 from Citizens Bank of Elizabeth City, money belonging to said deceased; various payments were made to Dr. W.T. GRIGGS for medical bills, C.L. PERKINS for casket & services, C.B. MASON for tombstones; total amount due the estate is $2047.21.

[NOTE: Cemetery records show that L.W. Ballance was born Feb. 8, 1874 and died Mar. 15, 1906.  He is buried next to L.D. Ballance. Angeline Ballance, Caleb Ballance, and Leonard P. Ballance.  This family is found in the 1880 census with Caleb Ballance, age 40, as head of house and Angeline, age 34, as his wife. The children were Lenard, Lizzie, Leaneas [the above intestate], Leicester, L.A. (a daughter) and Louis.  In 1900 "Leaneas" is listed as Leonus W. Ballance, born Feb, 1874.  Marriage records show that Caleb Ballance married "Anjalene" Jones on April 23, 1868.]

[Source: Currituck County Record of Estates 1812-1926; Vol. Ashby-Brumsey (Microfilm G.030.1862908)]

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