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Barbara Ballance
April 5, 1800; Sept. 22, 1805
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 276

In the name of God Amen, I Barbara BALLANCE of the County of Currituck and State of No. Carolina being weak of body but of sound disposing mind and memory blessed be the Almighty for it calling to mind the noncertainty of this life and it being ordained once for all people to die, I do make and ordain this instrument of writing, to contain my Last Will and Testament disannulling all other wills and testaments tofore made by me either by word or writing and this only to be taken as my Last Will and Testament, first that is to say I recommend my soul to Almighty God, that gave it and my body to be decently in a Christian like manner in a place where it shall please my executor, hereafter named and as to what worldly estate it hath been pleased God to bestow far above my diserts I give and dispose in manner and form as followeth first my will and desire is that all my just debts and funeral charges should be first paid in convenient time after my decease, my will and desire is that my beloved Son Laban BALLANCE should have one sorrel horse, by the name of Brandy

Item: I give unto my beloved Daughter Barbara one black horse by the name of Prince.

Item: I give to my beloved Daughter Cortina one roan mare by the name of Bonney

Item: I give all my cattle sheep and hoggs and all the rest of my property in doors and out that I have got since the departure of my Husband to them and their heirs also I also constitute and appoint my Son Laban BALLANCE and my friend Rueben BURRUS my whole and sole executors to this my Last Will and Testament to settle my business according to this my Last Will and Testament and the law shall require as witness my hand and seal this 5th day of April 1800.

Barbara (Her X mark) BALLANCE     seal

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us

    Test Th. FARROW jurat
    Will MILLER
    Hezakiah FARROW

Recorded and examined the 22'd day of Sept. Anno. Dom. 1805

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