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In the name of God Amen. I Bowen GREEN of the County and State aforesaid, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be God, do this day make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Olive GREEN one negro girl by the name of Bets.
Item. I give to my Son Joel GREEN one negro man by the name of Shadrach, also one hundred acres of land on the North Banks.
Item. I give to my Son William GREEN the plantation on which I now live to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my Sister Polly DOWDY five barrels of corn, one cow and calf, to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give to my Daughter Olive GREEN and my Son Joel GREEN all the remainder of my property both real and personal, to be equally divided between them two, and in case either of them should die without lawful issue the property to go the the survivor.
I make and appoint my worthy friend James MELSON executor to this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I set my hand and seal this first day of August one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and 39th or 40th of American Independence.
/s/ Bowen GREEN seal
John T. HAMPTON jurat
Julia [Her x mark] HARRISON
Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)
[Note: Probate date is from Currituck Co. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions]
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