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Benjamin Lin
ton
March 15, 1798 - June 25, 1798
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 124


In the name of God Amen, I Benjamin LINTON of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being very weak in body but of sound and perfect memory Thanks be to God for the same -- I make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner as follows

I give and bequeath unto my dear Daughter Molly LINTON one cow and calf, also I give unto my Daughter Molly LINTON one feather bed and furniture and one spinning wheel and one ewe and lamb to her and her heirs for ever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my dear Son Augustus LINTON one cow and calf and one heifer yearling to him and his heirs for ever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Wife Elizabeth LINTON all my household goods and furniture also the notes that is owing to me I give unto my loving Wife Elizabeth LINTON, also I give to my loving Wife all the hogs and sheep except one ewe and lamb that I have given to my Daughter Molly LINTON to her and her heirs for ever.

Also I desire that Edward DOUGHTY should be my executor to my will.

I publish this to be my Last Will and Testament in witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight.
    /s/ Benjamin [his mark] LINTON     and a seal

signed sealed and delivered in presenes of
    Thomas [his mark] LINTON     jurat
    Wm. M. FORQUHER

Recorded and examined this 25th June 1798

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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