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Lovey Ballentine
Sept. 25, 1815; Nov. Term 1815
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 71

In the name of God. I Lovey BALLENTINE of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God for the same, do this 25th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, make and ordain this Instrument of writing to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth. Viz.

1 Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Amanda R. BALLENTINE two hundred dollars to be converted to the use of buying the said Amanda a negro boy. My will and desire that Lemuel WILSON should collect the aforesaid money and execute the said bargain as soon as opportunity will permit at his own judgment.

2 Item. My will and desire is that the balance of my money which is seventy two dollars after paying my tax, should be divided between my two Sons, David and Joseph BALLENTINE to be laid out in cloathing and schooling.

3 Item. My will and desire is that a small web of cotton yearn should be woven and converted to the use of cloathing my Daughter Amanda R. BALLENTINE.

4 Item. My will and desire is that the two webs of woolen should be woven and converted to the use of cloathing my two Sons Joseph and David BALLENTINE.

Given under my hand and seal the day and date first written.

Lovey BALLENTINE seal

Attest.
    Demcy NORTHERN  jurat
    Nicholas SLACK         jurat
    Sarah BENNETT

Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)


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