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In the name of God Amen, I Precilla WALKER of the County of Currituck in North Carolina, being very sick and weak but in perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given unto God. Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for me once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say,
The first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of the Almighty God, that gave it and body I recommend to the earth to be burried in a christian manner at the discretion of my executors.
First I give to Son Marchant BALLENTINE one mare and trunnel bed, one barrell of feathers, two cows the one name Cherry and her calf and one bunded heiffer.
I give to my Son Joseph BALLENTINE one horse colt, one cow and calf, one yoke of stears, one bed.
I give the remainder of the cattle to my Daughter Sarah WALKER and all the sheep and the best bed, and my part of the negroes that fell to me by the death of my Daughter Julia, the remainder of my property within doors and without after paying my lawful debts, the remainder to be equally divided among my three children.
My will and desire is that one negro man should have his liberty.
I appoint and ordain Peter BALLENTINE, executor to this my Last Will and Testament ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one.
/s/ Precilla [her mark] WALKER seal
signed sealed in the presence of us
Lewis COX jurat
Caleb COX JUN
recorded and examined this 15th day of April 1802
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© 2002 Marty Holland