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June 2, 1860 - Nov. Term 1865
In the name of god amen I Lemuel BALL of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being of sound and purfect mind and memory blessed be god do this 2d day June AD 1860 make and publish this my last will and testament in manor followeth that is to say
I leave my Executrix to sell 1 patent of 25 acers of cypres and swamp land and as much of my property as will pay all my just debts.
I giv and bequeath to my beloved wife Frances BALL 1 featherbed & furniture 1 red chist 1 stool chir all the corn pork bacon and lard and all the growing crop both corn and potatoes to hur and hur heirs forever.
I giv Haywood BALL son Enoch 1 dollar to him and his heirs.
I give Lemuel BALL son of Enoch 1 dollar to him and his heirs.
I lend all my land whereon I now liv to my wife Frances BALL during hur naturel life and at hur death I lend my land to Stephen G. FORBS and Ann FORBS during both their livs and at their deaths I give my land to William O. Butler FORBS and Enoch Haywood FORBS son of Stephen and Ann FORBS to be eqully devided to them and their heirs for ever. I leav for my executor after paying all my just debts to devide the ballance if any one third to Frances BALL one third to Stephen G. FORBS & one third to William O. Butler FORBS and Enoch Haywood FORBS to them and their heirs for ever.
I constitute and appoint Stephen G. FORBS executrix to this my last will and testament given under my hand and seal the day and date above written.
/s/ Lemuel BALL Seal
Signd Seald in prents of
Jesse MERCER SENR. Jurat
James E. MERCER
Nov. Term 1865
Recorded in Book No. 4; Page 256
J.W. BAXTER CCC
[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]
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