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Reuben Ball
May 9, 1789; June 24, 1793
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, pp. 17-18

In the name of God Amen, the ninth day of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine, I Ruben BALL of the County of Currituck in the State of North Carolina, Planter, being in perfect health and of sound mind and memory Thanks be given to God, therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament (that is to say) Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it me and my body I recomend to the earth to be buried in a decent christian burial at the discretion of my executors and as touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form followeth Viz.

Imprimise I leave to my well beloved Wife Elisabeth BALL the land and plantation whereon I now live during her single life and then to my Son Nathan BALL.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Nancey BALL one read heifer.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Bridgete BALL one binded heffer.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Reuben BALL one read and white pide heffer.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son William BALL one brinded heffer with a white face.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Betsey BALL one heffer.

Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Elisabeth BALL all the reminder of my estate and to her disposal.

Then further I do appointe constitute and ordain my Wife Elisabeth BALL whole and sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament revoking all other will or wills before made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in witness wherof I have hearunto set my hand and seal the day and year above writen.

Reuben BALL and a seal

signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
    Hosa. BALL jurat
    Sam. EDY
    Joshua BALL jurat

Recorded and examined 24th of June 1793


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