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Joseph Bell
Dec. 18, 1830; Feb. Term 1831
Currituck Co. Will Book 3; pg. 263-264

In the name of God, Amen, I Joseph BELL of Currituck County, being in a very low state of health, but in my perfect senses and sound disposing mind, thanks be to almighty God amen for it, do make, constitute and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows.

Item. I leave the use of my land and plantation to my beloved Wife Elizabeth BELL during her natural life and after her decease I give and bequeath the aforesaid land and plantation to Dennis WEST of young Willoughby WEST to him and his heirs forever.

 Item. I give to my Sister Sally BELL twenty five dollars to be raised out of my estate.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Elizabeth BELL all the remainder of my property after paying my just debts to her and her heirs forever.

Lastly I nominate and appoint my trusty friend Josiah JOLLIFF executor to this my Last Will and Testament revoking all former wills heretofore made by me. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 18th day of December 1830.

Joseph BELL His x mark        seal

Signed, sealed, published and declared to be the Last Will and testament of the testator in presence of us

Ann MORSE  Her x mark  jurat
Stephen GARRETT  His x mark  jurat
Josiah JOLLIFF

State of NCarolina
Currituck
February Term 1831
    This Last Will and Testament of Joseph BELL was exhibited and proved in open Court by the oath of Stephen GARRETT and Ann MORSE subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered recorded and at the same time Josiah JOLLIFF the executor thereto came into open Court and qualified in due form of law and ordered that letters testamentary issue.
   
S. HALL CCC

Recorded Jany 24th 1832
   
By Jas. G. HALL

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