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Leven Dunton
Nov. 20, 1832 - Feb. Term 1833
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, pg. 319-320
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The Last will and Testament of Leven DUNTON dec'd. was Exhibited in open Court at Feby Term 1833 & proven by the oath of Hosea BALL a witness thereto.  The Executor therein named Qualifyed and is ordered to be Recorded.

In the name of God Amen. I Leven DUNTON of Currituck County being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God do this 20th day of November in the year of our Lord 1832 make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in maner following that is to say.

   First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Polly DUNTON one negro woman named Bridget one negro boy named George and one negro Girl named Sidney one feather bed & furnature one chest one wheal one table one cow & calf to her and her heirs.

   Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Betsey WALKER one negro girl named Grace and hir increase also one negro girl named Sarah to hir and hir heirs.

   Item I lend to Uriah BALLANCE during his natural life one tract of land known by the name of the Rolinson tract and one half of my new patent swamp land and at his deth to be equally divided between his four Sons Bartholemew, David, Levin and Dennis to them and their heirs.

   Item I give and bequeath to my two Grand Daughters Eula BALLANCE and Meriah BALLANCE one negro girl Abigil and her increas to them and their heirs.

   Item I give and bequeath to my son Dennis W. DUNTON one tract of land where on I formly lived known by the name of the White tract and one half of my new patent swamp land one negro boy named Jeffery one feather bed and furnature one table one chest and one set of stool chears to him and his heirs.

   Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Sabra POYNER one negro girl named Rachel and increas one negro girl named Gin and one negro man named Cuffee to hir & heirs.

   Item I give and bequeath to my Son David DUNTON one negro boy named Jack one negro girl named Harriet and increas one tract of Bank land that I bought of Robert WHITE out of the old pattant to him & his heirs.

   Item I give and bequeath to my Son Allexander DUNTON one negro boy named Spence one negro girl named Sophiah and three hundred dollars in cash one feather bed and furnature one set of stool chears and one table to him and his heirs.

   Item I give and bequeath to my Son Levin DUNTON one negro named Ishmon one negro girl named Rose one negro girl named Margret and their increas. Five hundred dollars in cash one Feather bed and furnature one table and one set of stool chears to him and his heirs.

   Item I leave the use of my salt tract of Beach Land and Herbert tract to my four sons Dennis, David, Allaxander & Leven to them and their heirs.

   Item I give and bequeath to my Beloved wife Polly DUNTON the land that I bought on Poiney Island to her & her heirs.

   Item I leave all the remander of my estate both with in dorse and with out to be sold and the money to be equally divided between all my children and my beloved wife and my Grand Children the of springs of Uriah & Nancey BALLANCE.

   And I hereby make and ordain my worthy friends Enoch BALL and Dennis W. DUNTON Executors of this my last will & testament in Witness where of I the said Leven DUNTON have to this my last will & testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

    /s/ Leven DUNTON     seal

Signed seald published and declared by the said Levin DUNTON the Testator
    Hosea BALL     jurat
    Mary HILL

Recorded & Examined
    S. HALL    CCC

This will was transcribed 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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