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Hosea Ball
June 14, 1833; Nov. Term 1833
Currituck Co. Will Book 3; pg. 329
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The last will and testament of Hosea BALL decd. was Exhibited in open Court Novr Term 1833 and the hand writing of the testator proven by the oaths of Thos. POYNER & Benj. T. SIMMONS the Executor Qualfyed & ordered Recorded.

In the name of God Amen I Hosea BALL of Currituck County being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be god do this 14th day of June in the year of our lord 1833 make and publish this my last will and testament in a manner following that is to say --

Imprimise  I give to my wife Bridget BALL one negro man by the name of Jack, one feather bed & furnature one chest and Llining wheal one cow & calf & two chears and one Table to her and her disposal. I also leve to my wife one third of my plantation during her natural Life.

Item  I give and bequeath to my son Lemuel BALL the Land and plantation whereupon I now live, one feather bed & furnature one bophat [bureau] to him & his heirs.

Item  The Remainder of my Estate I leave to be equally divided between my three children,, Enoch BALL, Lemuel BALL & Bridget FORBES and their heirs.

I hereby make and ordain my son Enoch BALL Executor of this my last will & testament in witness Whereof I the said Hosea BALL have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

    /s/ Hosea BALL      Seal

Recorded & examined
March 10th 1834

/s/ S. HALL CCC

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