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Davis Ballentine, Sr.
Nov. 14, 1819; Nov. Term 1821
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, pp. 120-121

In the name of God Amen I Davis BALLENTINE SENR. Being in a low state of health but in my perfect senses and disposing memory thanks be to God for it do make constitute and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Nancy LEE one negro man by the name of Trim to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son Henry BALLENTINE the east side of my Plantation and land whereon I now live, beginning at a gum near a ditch at the road runing along behind the garden down to an apple tree thence a westerdly course to a gum then to another apple tree thence a southwardly course down the middle of the canal as far as my land runs to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Joseph BALLENTINE the west side of my land binding on the line of Henry BALLENTINE it being that part whereon he now lives to him and his heirs forever.

Item. It is my will and desire that my swamp land that I bought from the WILLIAM's and my marsh and percoson be equally divided between my two Sons Henry and Joseph BALLENTINE to them and their heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my two Sons Henry and Joseph BALLENTINE my negro man Merico to be equally divided between them

Item. It my will and desire that all the rest of my property be sold by my executor and after paying all my just debts all the balance of money arising from such sale to be equally divided between my three children to wit. Nancy LEE Henry BALLENTINE and Joseph BALLENTINE.

Lastly I nominate and appoint my two Sons Henry BALLENTINE and Joseph BALLENTINE to be my executors to this my Last Will and Testament revoking all former will by me made in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 14th day of November 1819.

Davis BALLENTINE     seal

Signed sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament of the testator in presence of us
    Joseph JOLLIFF
    Cornelius DAVIS
           jurat
    William MATTHIAS     His X mark

Recorded and examined 22 day of April 1822


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