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Charles Becton will - 1889 
Joseph B. Berger (Joseph Ballenberger) Wayne County 12 January 1888 
Nathan B. Berger (Nathan Ballenberger) will - Wayne County 21 December, 1934 
      (son of the above Thomas Ballenberger) 
Thomas Boyte will - 1787 
Thomas Boyte will - February 15, 1816 (son of the above Thomas Boyte)
John Garland will - February term 1806
David Grantham will - 1896 
Sarah Grantham will - 1896 
Zilpha Smith will - 1888 
Samuel Harrell - 1772 & 1792 
Susannah Hill - 1818 
William Hasty Estate - 1807 

Note: If anybody has a transcribed copy of John Watkins' will of March 1796, would you please send me a copy.    Thanks, Me 

HARRELL -- Wills

SAMUEL HARRELL --Will, 1792 & 1772

Posted By: Claudia Rose Aguilar  

I have recently copied the Will of Samuel Harrell dated 
3 Dec., 1792 Wayne Co. from the microfilm at the library 
and transcribed it to my computer, except for a few words 
which I could not decipher. 

Will of- SAMUEL HARRIL (1792, Wayne Co. NC) 

In the name of God Amen. This 3rd day of December in the 
year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Two, 
I Samuel Harril of Wayne County in the state of North Carolina 
Being Weak of Body but sound of mind & memory - Blessed by 
God for the same and knowing that it is appointed unto all _______ 
Once to die do make this my last Will and Testament in 
manner and form following (that is to say) 

First and Principally of all I give and Bequeth My Soul into 
the hands of Almighty God Who gave it and My Body I commend 
to the Earth to be _____________________ like and decent manner. 
At the _____________________ here after to be named and as 
to my worldly goods with which it hath Blessed Almighty God 
to Bless one in this life I Give, Bequeth and Devise in manner 
and form following (that is to say). My Desire and Will is that 
All my Lawful Debts be first paid by my Executors. 

Item: I lind to my Beloved Wife Ann Harrill all my Whole Estate 
Both Real and Personal for and during her Natural life together 
With the Increase there of 

Item: I give and Bequeth to my Grandson Abner Flowers, son of 
William Flowers Ten pounds Current Money to be paid him at the 
Death of my Wife and Not before. 

Item: I give and Bequeth to my Daughter Zilpha Harrill the 
Whole of my Estate Both Real and Personal With the Increase 
(Excepting the Ten Pounds Given to my Grandson) Abner and her 
heirs forever To be by her Enjoyed by ______ at the Death of 
her Mother and Not Before. 

And I do hereby Nominate Ordain & Appoint My Beloved Wife Ann 
Harrill and my __________ Friends Richard M. Kennedy & John 
Kennedy Executors of this my Will Revoking and Disanulling 
all _____________ and every other Will or ____________ here 
before by me __________ Ratifying and Acknowledging this and 
no other to be my Last Will and Testament in _________ where 
of I have here unto set my hand & Seal this Day and Year Above 

Signed Sealed Published and Declared 

Samuel Harril (Seal)  in Presence of -

William X Burman 

John X Burman 

Joseph Sandifer ?_ 


 Will of SAMUEL HARRELL (Pro. 1772, Bertie Co.NC)  

Wife: Elizabeth*; 

Son Cader, 

Daughters: Keziah Bond, Ann Harrell, Dorothy Harrell 
(not named in will) 

Exec.: Son Cader and Friend James Moore 

Property: 290 ac. plantation on Town Creek in Edgecombe Co. 
(Bertie Co.) where he now lives & 9 slaves. 

*Elizabeth 1st married Thomas Harrell; was widowed by 1741, 
then married Samuel (his brother?)