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Eadey Bell
Jan. 7, 1800; Dec. 4, 1800
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 163

In the name of God Amen, I Eadey BELL of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being well in body and of a sound and disposing mind, but knowing that it is appointed for all people once to die, do therefore make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in form and manner as followeth Viz.

Item I leave my negro man Sharper to any one of my children that he choses to live with after my decease to them and their heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath to Benjamin BRICKHOUSE one cow and calf to him and his heirs for ever.

Item I give and bequeath to my three Sons Caleb, Duke and Brickhouse BELL all the remainder of my cattle to be eaquelly divided between them and their heirs.

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Branson BELL all my hogs corn, and bees and one chest commonly called his Fathers and one trunk

Item I leave to my two Daughters Alley MORSE, and Jane MILLER all my wareing cloths to be eaquelly divided between them

Item I leave all the remainder of my property not given to be equelly divided between Jane MORSE and Eady MILLER.

Item I appoint my friend William SIMMONS my whole and sole executor of this my Last Will to settle all my business agreable to this will and as the law shall direct in witness here unto I set my hand and seal this seventh day of January 1800

/s/ EADEY [her mark] BELL     seal

signed sealed and deliv'd in presents of
Wm. SIMMONS
Sarah [her mark] SIMMONS

Recorded and examined this 4th day of December Anno Dom 1800.


This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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