Currituck County Estates

Wesley Ballance - 1870

2 Dec 1870 - Account of Sales of Wesley BALLANCE, decd, sold by J.W. BAXTER, Admr - mostly cattle

8 Dec 1870 - Lovey Ann BALLANCE vs. Kiziah, Allen, Wesley E., Wm. L., Dempsey and Charles BALLANCE - Petition for guardian ad litem; children are all under 21 years of age and live with their mother, Lovey Ann; they ask the Court to appoint Wiley MATHIAS their guardian ad litem.  /s/ B.M. BAXTER, Atty for Petitioners; Wiley MATHIAS agrees to be guardian.  /s/ Wiley MATHIAS

9 Dec 1870 - Petition for Dower - Lovey Ann BALLANCE, widow of Wesley BALLANCE states that her husband died in the month of [nothing written] 1870 leaving him surviving the following children: Keziah, Ann, Allen, Wesley E., Wm. L., Dempsey and Daniel BALLANCE all of which are under 21; that at the time of his death he was seized of 2 tracts of land in Moyock Twp. in Currituck County, one tract adjoining the lands of George W. POWERS, Mary SMITH and the main road, it being the home tract containing 56 acres, the other tract adjoined G.W. POWERS, the heirs of Major COX, Wm. J. POWERS and the main road containing 36 acres.  /s/ B.M. BAXTER, Atty for Petitioner

not dated (Moyock Twp.) - Commissioners Report of Dower to Lovey Ann BALLANCE, widow of Westley BALLANCE, decd; Commissioners set off 25 acres of cleared land and also 10 acres of woodland, the 35 acres being 1/3 of the lands owned by W. BALLANCE, decd.  /s/ Charles D. [x] POWELL, Wm.  H. CHARLTON, Thomas CHARLTON, N.G. ORRMAN, S.D. BUNNILL

16 Feb 1871 - Account of Sales of Wesley BALLANCE, decd, sold by J.W. BAXTER, Admr - mostly furniture

not dated (Moyock Twp.) - Petition of Lovey Ann BALLANCE for year's provisions.  /s/ B.M. BAXTER, Atty for Petitioner

16 Feb 1871 - Commissioners Report of Year's Provision to Lovey Ann BALLANCE, widow of Westly BALLANCE, decd.  /s/ Joseph MERCER, Thomas SANDERLIN, Wm. C. MERCER, commissioners

Winter Term 1871 - Confirmation of Report of Dower.  /s/ A.O. DEY, Clerk

10 Nov 1871 - Petition for Partition of Land by W.H. POWERS, C.C. POWERS, R.J. POWERS, Noah McPHERSON & wife Mary A., George GARRETT and wife Martha A., plaintiffs, vs. Margaret A. POWERS and Thos. J. POWERS, by their guardian ad litem, defendants; Plaintiffs as that commissioners be appointed to make a plat of a piece of land adjoining the lands of Wesley BALLANCE, decd, and others and another piece of land joining [nothing written] POWERS and make and equal partition amongst the parties entitled to his or her share.  /s/ A.O. DEY, C.S.C.

1 June 1877 - Notice to sell land - Land to be sold on Monday, July 9, 1877 by C.W. GRANDY, Special Commissioner;  the lands belonging to Westley BALLANCE decd, for partition amongst his heirs-at-law.  One piece of 50 acres near Great Swamp in Back Woods adjoining George POWERS heirs and others; another piece of land of 30 acres adjoining the land of the heirs of George POWERS, W.C. MERCER and others, all subject to widows dower.  Term of sale 1/3 cash and the balance on a credit of 6 and 12 months interest from date.

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

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