[NB: Most of the left side of this will is gone. Brackets have been
used to indicate known words or 'missing']
In the Name of God Amen.
[I, Edwa]rd Ballanger of Spotsylvania County and [State] of Virginia
being in perfect state of mind [missing] old and inform considering that
all men [missing] to die and that my time can't be far distant [make]
this my last will renouncing all other wills [or in]strument of writing
that attends to the convey[ance of] my property heretofore written.
Firstly, [My desi]re is that all my just Debts should [be]paid.
Secondly, I will to my Daughter Rachel [missing] Ten pounds as her
portion of my property.
[Third]ly I will to my Daughter Sally Jones fifty [acres] of Land taken
off of the south corner of [missing] [l]and as her portion of my
Fourthly, [I will] to my Daughter Mary Ballanager all [the b]allance of
my Land with all the improve[ments] and conveniences attached to it for
[Fifthly, I] will to my Daughter Mary Ballanger [missing]pecia of
property that I die possest [sic] of or [missing] hereafter be entitled
to after my just [debts] and the two above legacies are paid the
[missing] [bal]ance of my children not named have hereto [missing]
received their portions.
I constitute and [appoint] Youel Morriss as my lawful executor.
[missing] under my hand and seal this the 31st [day] of August 1822.
Edward Ballanger [Seal]
/s/ [Dan]iel B. White
/s/ [Wi]lliam L. Mitchell
/s/ [missing]rles R. Morriss
At a Court held for Spotsylania County the [missing] day of June 1827.
The last will and testament of Edward Ballinger deceased was proved by
the oaths of Daniel B. White and Willia[m] L. Mitchell two of the
witnesses there[to] and is ordered to be recorded.
R. L. Stevenson, C. C.
Recorded liber M folio 55
Spotsylvania Original Will File
This will was transcribed for the USGenWeb Project by Barbara Bower on 9 January 1999. Any and all commercial use of this transcription is prohibited.
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