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Benjamin Franklin Ballance
Jan. 21, 1862 - Feb. Term 1862
Currituck Co. Will Book 4 ; pg. 246
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State of North Carolina
    Currituck County

   I Benjamin Franklin BALLANCE being sound mind & memory and considering the uncertainty of life, do make ordain and declare this to be my last will & testament revoking all others heretofore made by me.

   Item 1st I give and bequeath unto my Brother Uriah BALLANCE my gun and all its apparatuses to have and to hold forever.

   Item 2nd I leave my Wife Lydia Ann BALLANCE my sole executrix, I wish her to pay my debts after which I give and bequeath the residue of my estate chattels, notes, moneys, lands and all proceeds arising from whatever source to have and to hold from all incumbrance forever. Witness my hand and seal this the 21st day of Jany. 1862.

    /s/ Benjamin F. BALLANCE seal

We whose names are affixed at the request of above named Benj. Franklin BALLANCE in his presence and in the presence of each other witness the signing of the above written Testament witness our hands & seals Jany. 21st 1862.
    Adelia A. WALKER jurat
    W.H. COWELL jurat

See minute docket Feby term 1862 or probate

Recorded        J.W. BAXTER, CCC

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse.  No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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