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John T.  Hampton
March 14, 1831 - May Term 1831
Currituck Co. Will Book 3; pg. 273-275

In the name of God Amen, I John T. HAMPTON being sick in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainity of human life and that it is appointed for man to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

Imprimis, I give and bequeath to my Son James HAMPTON the south part of my plantation beginning at a gum at Thomas EVERTONs and William WOODHOUSEs line, then easterly binding on the afsd. WOODHOUSEs line to the Bank Head, thence to a marked Pine opposite the north side of his garden, thence westerly paralel with the side of the garden and fence to the back side of my land, thence south to the first station to him and his heirs and if there is any book accounts that he is due me I relinquish and all other claims whatsoever.

Item. The residue of my plantation I lend to my beloved Wife Ufan HAMPTON during her natural life and after the death of my Wife, I leave it to be divided or sold and the money to be divided between my four Sons John HAMPTON, Demcy HAMPTON, William HAMPTON, and Isaac HAMPTON or so many of them as are living at the death of my Wife to them and their heirs.

Item. I give to my Son John HAMPTON one bay horse bridle and saddle.

Item. I give to my Daughter Ruth HAMPTON one feather bed and furniture in the west shed room and one chest.

Item. I give to my Daughter Mahala HAMPTON one bed and furniture in the shop room and one chest in that room.

Item. I lend my Wife Ufan HAMPTON during her natural life as follows, one gray horse and gigg, two cows and calves, her choice, all my hogs stears and cart all the crop and provision on hand her choice of a full set of farming utensils the residue of the beds and furniture, all the kitchen furniture, two tables, one chest one desk all spinning stuff, cotton etc. wheels, cards loom and all thereto belonging, one bible testament, hymn book, bees, setting chairs, four sheep, her choice of all the poultry and geese all the money on hand, all the coopers ware all belonging in the smoke house, and such carpenters tools as she wants, one canoe and materials, one set of silver tea spoons, looking glass, candle stand, sticks and lamp, as many jugs as she wants, case of bottles, such medicine for family use as she wants, one cot, fire tongs and dogs, writing desk and table, the meal house and utensils and after the death of my Wife Ufan HAMPTON, the property to her to be sold and the money to be divided, two thirds to be divided between my three Daughters Morah BURTON, Ruth and Mahala and one third to be divided between my four Sons John HAMPTON, Demcy HAMPTON, William HAMPTON and Isaac HAMPTON and their heirs.

Item. I give to my Son Isaac HAMPTON one silver watch and one pair silver shoe buckles, to be kept for him till he is able to take care of them.

Item. My wearing apparel I give to my two Sons Demcy HAMPTON and William HAMPTON to be divided between them.

Item. I give to my Son John HAMPTON one hundred and fifty acres of swamp land on North River to him and his heirs.

All the remainder of my estate not mentioned in my will with all my books acts, notes, shop of medicine, library of books except such school books as will be useful to my children, I leave to be sold and after paying all my just debts the balance I leave to be divided between my Wife Ufan HAMPTON and my two Daughters Ruth HAMPTON and Mahala HAMPTON and my two Sons William HAMPTON and Isaac HAMPTON and their heirs.

Lastly my will and desire is and I hereby constitute appoint and ordain my beloved Wife Ufan HAMPTON and Enoch BALL whole and sole executors to this my Last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of March 1831.

John T. HAMPTON   seal

Sanford DOXEY jurat
Hosea BALL
Zachariah DOXEY jurat

North Carolina
Currituck
May Term 1831
    This Last Will and Testament of John T. HAMPTON deceased was exhibited in open Court and proved in due form of law by the oaths of Sanford DOXEY and Hosea BALL subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered recorded. When ENOCH BALL one of the executors thereto came into open Court and qualified in form of law.
    S. HALL CCC

Recorded Jany 28th 1832 by J.G. HALL

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