Deeds Recorded in Alleghany County, NC
1878

Date - Alleghany Co., NC, Deeds, 1878 - Book Page
 
[undated] 1878 Whereas in about the year 1878, Berry ESTEP & wife Louisa entered into a contract to convey all their real & personal property to H.J. ESTEP in consideration of which the said H.J. ESTEP agreed to comfortably support & maintain Berry & Louisa ESTEP for their natural lives, & whereas the writing containing such contract has been lost or mislaid, now therefore for the purpose of carrying out & confirming said contract, the said Berry & Louisa ESTEP do hereby convey to H.J. ESTEP all of the property real & personal of which they are possessed. Signed: Berry (X) ESTEP, Louisa (X) ESTEP. Wit: Thos. EDWARDS. Proved Feb. 7, 1910, by R.A. DOUGHTON from handwriting of Thos. EDWARDS. Reg. Feb. 12, 1910. 25:31
 
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Jan. ?, 1878 David LANDRETH & David Gorden LANDRETH to W.C. FIELDS, [chattel mortgage], 1 clay bank horse that the said FIELDS has this day sold to said LANDRETH, & 1 sorrel horse the one that Gorden LANDRETH claims; to secure $90 debt. Signed: David (X) LANDRETH, Gorden LANDRETH. [No wits.] Proved Jan. 30, 1878 (ack'd). 3:476
 
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Jan. 5, 1878 Martin CARICO & wife Ann to their son Berry T. CARICO, 190 acres on Crab Fork of Little River near the Virginia line, adj. Ann WARD's line now called CARICO's line, & the Island Ford Road, for $100, love & affection. Signed: Martin K. (X) CARICO, Ann (X) CARICO. Wits: Albert O. CARICO, T.H. CARICO, Henry DAVIS. Proved Apr. 19, 1894, by T.H. CARICO. Reg. Apr. 27, 1894. 9:506
 
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Jan. 9, 1878 Wm. H. HAM & wife M.J. to Martha E. DOUGLAS, [mortgage deed], a tract on Elk Creek adj. I.W. LANDRETH & others [not identified], being the tract of land formerly owned by Elizabeth SWINDALL. To secure $58.29 debt. Signed: W.H. HAM. Wit: W.C. FIELDS. Proved Jan. 19, 1878, by W.C. FIELDS. Reg. Jan. 19, 1878. 3:464
 
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Jan. 9, 1878 Ira JARVIS to Morgan EDWARDS & Richard CHEEK, [chattel mortgage], 1 gray mare, to secure $200 debt. Signed: Ira (X) JARVIS. Wit: E.L. VAUGHAN. Proved Jan. 9, 1878, by E.L. VAUGHAN. Reg. Jan. 29, 1878. 3:472
 
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Jan. 9, 1878 Ira JARVIS to Morgan EDWARDS & Richard CHEEK, [mortgage deed], for $200, a tract of land on the bend in the Little River adj. Clark HIGGINS & Gilly CHEEK, being the land conveyed to said JARVIS by Richard CHEEK [DB 2:203]. Also 1 grey mare. To be void if Ira JARVIS & David PHIPPS appear at the next term of the Superior Court & do not depart the county. Signed: Ira (X) JARVIS. Wit: E.L. VAUGHAN. Proved Jan. 9, 1878, by E.L. VAUGHAN. Reg. Jan. 29, 1878. 3:473
 
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Jan. 12, 1878 James NORMAN to R.C. GENTRY, [chattel mortgage], 1 white cow, 1 pided cow, & my interest in a crop of growing small grain on the land of Tersy REYNOLDS, to secure $50 debt due Jan. 13, 1878. Signed: James (X) NORMAN. Wit: W.C. FIELDS. Proved Jan. 14, 1878, by W.C. FIELDS. Reg. Jan. 14, 1878. 3:496
 
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Jan. 14, 1878 Wm. E. HARDIN & wife M.E. to A.J. RECTOR, 43 acres on Little River adj. W.K. HOLBROOK, Henderson PRUITT, & others [not identified], a sandy flat on the bank of the old State Road, the Grayson Road, & the ford of the branch, for $475. Signed: W.E. HARDIN, M.E. HARDIN. [No wits.] Proved Jan. 14, 1878 (ack'd). 5:61
 
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Jan. 15, 1878 A.J. RECTOR & wife Elizabeth to H.F. JONES, [mortgage deed], 43 acres beg. near a sandy flat in the bank of the old State Road, adj. the Grayson Road & the ford of a branch. To secure $310 debt due Jan. 1, 1879. Signed: A.J. RECTOR, Elizabeth RECTOR. Proved Jan. 23, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. Jan. 23, 1878. [Margin note]:Oct. 7, 1881, "H.F. JONES received payment in full for this mortgage deed ... Payment was received about 1878 in the RECTOR Mill property"; Signed: H.F. JONES. 3:502
 
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Jan. 15, 1878 Andy F. HAM to Joseph JOHNSON, [mortgage deed], 60 acres adj. the fork of a branch, Elijah BLEVINS, a branch, & a spring head, to secure $145 debt due Jan. 15, 1880. Signed: Andy F. HAM. Wit: D.C. EDWARDS. Proved Feb. 8, 1879, by D.C. EDWARDS; Cloyd COX, J.P. Reg. Feb.10, 1879. 4:206
 
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Jan. 17, 1878 Haywood EDWARDS & wife Lucinda to J. Morris EDWARDS, a tract of land on Big Buck Knob on waters of Bledsoes Creek [no acreage stated], adj. Haywood EDWARDS, a spring, a cond'l line between D. HOLLOWAY & G.D. REYNOLDS, James H. PARKS, the wagon road, & top of the ridge, for $400. Signed: H. EDWARDS, Lucinda (X) EDWARDS. Wits: T.J. HACKLER, C.F. EDWARDS. Proved Aug. 27, 1878 (ack'd). 2:519
 
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Jan. 19, 1878 Huriah PHILLIPS & Elias PHILLIPS to W.C. FIELDS, [mortgage deed], the piece of land that Elias & Huriah PHILLIPS bought of Willey VANHOY [VANNOY] & the lands that F.J. MCMILLAN made a deed for to Elias PHILLIPS [DB 3:126], abt. 12 acres adj. F.J. MCMILLAN, Marshal DELPH, Riley WARD. To secure $62.92 debt. Signed: Huriah (X) PHILLIPS, Elias PHILLIPS. Wit: J.R. WYATT. Proved Jan. 18, 1878, by J.R WYATT. Reg. Jan. 22, 1878. 3:468
 
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Jan. 19, 1878 Morgan BRYAN of Alleghany Co., NC, to Hasten FULTON of Grayson Co., VA, a tract of land [no acreage stated] adj. Morgan BRYAN & others [not identified], for $104. Signed: Morgan BRYAN. Wits: John FINNEY, W.C. FIELDS. Proved Dec. 21, 1885, by W.C. FIELDS.  6:486
 
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Jan. 21, 1878 J.F. UPCHURCH to G.W. COLLINS, [chattel mortgage], 1 lathe & set of cabinet tools & 1 dun cow, to secure $27.60 debt. Signed: J.F. UPCHURCH. Wit: J.A. FINNY. Proved Jan. 23, 1878, by J.F. FINNY. 2:445
 
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Jan. 23, 1878 H.C. REEVES to D.C. EDWARDS, [mortgage deed], 1/2 of the FISHER land, beg. on the road west of Elk Creek Church ... the old line ... down a branch to the mouth then up the other fork & with the dividing line between me & A. HAMPTON to the original corner of the FISHER land ... Sally FIELDS' line. To secure $230.71 debt due Jan. 23, 1879. Signed: H.C. REEVES. Wits: Wm. H. HAM, G.W. EDWARDS. Proved Apr. 15, 1878, by G.W. EDWARDS. 2:469
 
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Jan. 24, 1878 William H. HAM & wife Mary Jane to Hampton C. REEVES, 96 acres in 2 tracts on Elk Creek adj. Isaac W. LANDRETH, Benjamin PHIPPS, Charity REEVES, & others [not identified], for $400. 1st tract: adj. Andrew FIELDS, LANDRETH, Benjamin PHIPPS, CORNETT. 2nd tract: adj. Isaac W. LANDRETH, CORNETT, SWINDAL. Signed: Wm. H. HAM, Mary Jane (X) HAM. Wit: Isaac W. LANDRETH. Proved Mar. 16, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. May 16, 1878. 3:546
 
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Jan. 25, 1878 John PARSONS to W.M. STURGILL, [mortgage deed], 90 acres on Potato Creek adj. Willy DIXON, Zach. DIXON, R.C. PARSONS, the wagon road, & the lot that Mount Carmel Church is built on, to secure debt of $271.75 owed to William PUGH. Signed: John PARSONS. Proved Jan. 28, 1878 (ack'd); John S. PARSONS, J.P. [Margin note]:Mortgage satisfied Apr. 18, 1881. Signed: W.M. STURGILL. [Also reg. DB 4:216] 2:446
 
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Jan. 25, 1878 John PARSONS to Wm. STURGILL, [mortgage deed], 90 acres on Potato Creek adj. Willy DIXSON [DIXON], Zacharias DIXSON, R.C. PARSONS, the wagon road, & the site that Mount Carmel Church is built on; to secure debt of $271.75 owed by John PARSONS to Wm. PUGH. Signed: John PARSONS. Proved Jan. 28, 1878 (ack'd); John S. PARSONS, J.P. Reg. Feb. 21, 1879. [Duplicate of DB 2:446] 4:216
 
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Jan. 25, 1878 Hezekiah WILLEY & wife Polly to William L. TRUITT, 150 acres on New River & north side of Peach Bottom Mountain adj. John GAMBILL, Isaac EDWARDS, Levi WILLEY, others [not identified], & a branch in J.J. GAMBILL's line, for $400. Signed: Hezekiah (X) WILLEY, Polly (X) WILLEY. Wits: R.L. TRUITT, Isom COX. Proved Jan. 26, 1878 (ack'd). 5:89
 
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Jan. 25, 1878 Edwin CARSON of Smith Co., VA, to Reeves EDWARDS of Alleghany Co., NC, a tract of land in Alleghany County [no acreage stated] adj. A.J. CARSON, G.W. NICHOLS, Jacob WAGGONER, G.W. DUNCAN, others [not identified], a lane, a ridge, & a branch, for $500. Signed: Edwin CARSON. Wits: R.J. FENDER, J.J. GAMBILL. Proved Jan. 26, 1878 (ack'd). 5:334
 
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Jan. 26, 1878 Daniel C. JONES & wife Caroline to John M. JONES, 275 acres on Prathers Creek adj. Allen JONES, a line made by John A. JONES & Daniel C. JONES, the wagon road, & top of the ridge, for $300. Also another tract adj. Thomas JONES, CHANDLER, John A. JONES, & Clark DOUGHTON [no acreage stated]. Signed: Daniel C. JONES, Caroline JONES. [No wits.] Proved Jan. 26, 1878 (ack'd); Nathan WEAVER, J.P. 2:514
 
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Jan. 26, 1878 Reaves EDWARDS & wife Susanah to A.J. WAGGONER, [mortgage deed], a tract of land described & bounded as set forth in a deed this day executed by Edmon CARICO to said Reaves EDWARDS; to secure $310 debt due in 6 months. Signed: Reaves EDWARDS. Wit: E.L. VAUGHAN. Proved Feb. 1, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. Feb. 2, 1878. [Margin note]:Apr. 7, 1884, "Received payment in full for this mortgage from Berry EDWARDS Treasurer of Alleghany County by paying the principal & interest $463.60 for Reeves G. EDWARDS, the County of Alleghany becoming paymaster in the purchase of the poor house site"; Signed: A.J. WAGGONER. 3:479
 
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Jan. 29, 1878 Martin SIMCOCK of Grayson Co., VA, to P.B. KERBY of Alleghany Co., NC, [chattel mortgage], 1 dark bay or brown horse formerly owned by Berry TAYLOR, 1 yoke of oxen formerly owned by John POOL, & 2 cows one red the other roan, to secure $105 debt due Mar. 1, 1878. Signed: Martin SIMCOCK. Wit: J.F. KERBY. Proved Feb. 2, 1878, by J.F. KERBY. 2:455
 
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Feb. 9, 1878 Aaron RUSSELL to John TAYLOR, [chattel mortgage], 1 pided yoke of cattle, to secure $18 debt. Signed: Aaron G. (X) RUSSELL. Proved Feb. 15, 1878, by J.W. PRUITT. 3:489
 
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Feb. 11, 1878 Garland EDWARDS to H.F. JONES, [chattel mortgage], 1 white heifer yearling, to secure $3.77 debt. Signed: G.A. EDWARDS. [No wits.] Proved Feb. 11, 1878 (ack'd). 2:452
 
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Feb. 11, 1878 Burgess WADDELL to Nathaniel MOXLEY, $500 bond, to be void if Burgess WADDELL makes a good & lawful title to a tract of land, 50 acres adj. Robert LANE & Nathan WEAVER, minerals excepted. Signed: Burgess (X) WADDELL. Wits: Nathan WEAVER, J.D. STURGILL. Proved Dec. 28, 1885, by Nathan WEAVER. Filed Dec. 29, 1885. 6:275
 
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Feb. 11, 1878 Burgess WADDELL to Nathaniel MOXLEY, 50 acres on top of Franks Knob adj. the lane on the Knob, a cond'l line btw said WADELL & Nathaniel MOXLEY, the old line, & Wyatt PERRY, for $300. Signed: Burgess (X) WADDELL. Wits: Nathan WEAVER, Alson WADDELL. Proved Dec. 29, 1885, by Nathan WEAVER. Filed Dec. 29, 1885. 6:277
 
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Feb. 11, 1878 Thomas HIGGINS & wife Sally to Spicer HIGGINS, 60 acres on Brush Creek adj. John HIGGINS & John TOLIVER, for $100. Signed: Thomas HIGGINS, Sally (X) HIGGINS. [No wits.] Proved Feb. ?, 1882 (ack'd). P.C. HIGGINS, J.P. 7:140
 
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Feb. 12, 1878 Wilburn COLE & wife Mary to Alexander PUGH, 23 acres on Hen Tail Branch adj. Wilburn COLE, a ridge, a small branch, for $207. Signed: Wilburn COLE, Mary (X) COLE. [No wits.] Proved Feb. 12, 1878 (ack'd); Nathan WEAVER, J.P. Reg. Mar. 10, 1880. 4:366
 
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Feb. 13, 1878 Wm. WATSON & wife Lucy to John SANDERS, 100 acres on Roaring River near the Waller Hole Branch, for $200. Signed: William W. (X) WATSON, Lucy (X) WATSON. Wits: D.C. CAUDILL, Granvill BLEVINS. Proved June 3, 1878 (ack'd); C.J. EDWARDS, J.P. 2:490
 
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Feb. 13, 1878 Division of land between the 6 heirs of Wm. T. CHOAT, dec'd. Lot No. 1 to John CHOAT: 118 acres adj. old MITCHELL corner, bank of Little River. Lot No. 2 to Richard C. CHOAT: 120 acres adj. L.D. ANDERS, bank of Little River, a small branch. Lot No. 3 to S.S. CHOAT: 100 acres adj. ANDERS. Lot No. 4 to Sowel A. CHOAT: 120 acres adj. WILLEY. Lot No. 5 to Sarah J. TRUITT: 113 acres. Lot No. 6 to Wm. T. CHOAT: 115 acres on top of Mitchell Knob, adj. WILLEY, Jesse TOLIVER. Signed: L.D. ANDERS, Griggs HACKLER, & A.B. CARSON, Comm'rs. Proved Aug. 6, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. Aug. 6, 1878. 4:74
 
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Feb. 15, 1878 Mary HICKS to John M. HIGGINS, assignment of bid for purchase of a tract of land belonging to Kerby HIGGINS, adj. a 50 acre corner & THOMPKINS line, sold at public auction on Oct. 11, 1877, pursuant to a mortgage deed given by Kerby HIGGINS to W.C. FIELDS on Oct. 28, 1875 [DB 3:98]. Signed: Mary HICKS. Wits: A. EDWARDS, W.C. FIELDS. Proved Feb. 19, 1878, by W.C. FIELDS. Reg. Feb. 21, 1878. 3:492
 
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Feb. 19, 1878 W.C. FIELDS to John M. HIGGINS, a tract of land belonging to Kerby HIGGINS [no acreage stated] adj. a 50 acre corner & THOMPKINS line. Sold at public auction on Oct. 11, 1877, pursuant to a mortgage deed dated Oct. 28, 1875 [DB 3:98]. The last & highest bidder was Mary HICKS who transferred her bid to John M. HIGGINS. Signed: W.C. FIELDS. Wit: W.L. NORMAN, J.J. GAMBILL. Proved Feb. 19, 1878, by W.C. FIELDS. Reg. Feb. 22, 1878. 3:493
 
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Feb. 19, 1878 Eli WYATT & wife D.C. to Lewis C. WILLIAMS, 15 acres on Old Ford Branch adj. Eli WYATT's old line, Lewis W. WILLIAMS, H.B. WILLIAMS, for $150. Signed: Eli WYATT, Datia (X) WYATT. Wits: L.P. WILLIAMS, James STURGILL. Proved Nov. 27, 1880 (ack'd); J.S. PARSONS, J.P. Reg. Aug. 27, 1884. 5:385
 
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Feb. 19, 1878 Lewis C. WILLIAMS & wife E.J. to E.C. WYATT, 12 acres on Old Ford Branch adj. a ridge, the graves, a branch in Daniel STURGILL's line, & Eli WYATT's old line, for $133. Signed: Lewis C. WILLIAMS, Jane (X) WILLIAMS. Wits: L.P. WILLIAMS, James STURGILL. Proved Apr. 2, 1883 (ack'd); William HALSEY, J.P. Reg. Apr. 29, 1885. 5:469
 
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Feb. 20, 1878 H.D. ESTEP & wife Sarah, James ESTEP & wife Lydia, H.T. CAUDILL & wife Nancy C., Elijah IRWIN & wife Elizabeth, & John SANDERS & wife Sarah Jane, to Hiram J. ESTEP, for $70, all our interest which we have as heirs of Berry ESTEP & his wife Louisa in 2 tracts of land on headwaters of Elk Creek where said Berry ESTEP now lives, adj. Starlin EDWARDS & others [not identified]. Signed: H.D. ESTEP, Sarah (X) ESTEP, James A. ESTEP, Lydia (X) ESTEP, H.T. (X) CAUDILL, N.C. (X) CAUDILL, E.D. ERWIN, R.E. (X) ERWIN, John (X) SANDERS, S.J. (X) SANDERS. Wits: H.S. EDWARDS, Silas TEDDER, W.C. FIELDS. Proved Feb. 23, 1878 (ack'd); C.J. EDWARDS, J.P. Filed Dec. 7, 1885. 6:153
 
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Feb. 26, 1878 Levi J. JOINES to Henderson CROUSE, [chattel mortgage], 1 black mule, to secure $50 debt. Signed: L.J. JOINES. Wit: Solomon JOINES. Proved Mar. 25, 1878 (ack'd). 3:509
 
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Feb. 27, 1878 Morgan BRYAN & wife Susan & Shadrick F. BRYAN & wife Sarah of Alleghany Co., NC, to Gideon B. GILASPIE [GILLESPIE] of Surry Co., NC, 127 acres on Brush Creek adj. W.W. GILISPIE & A.M. BRYAN, for $317.50. Signed: Morgan BRYAN, Susan BRYAN, Shadrach F. BRYAN, Sally BRYAN. Wits: W.W. GILISPIE, S.M. THOMPSON. Proved Feb. 27, 1878 (ack'd); Geo. W. THOMPSON, J.P. Reg. Apr. 15, 1878. 3:528
 
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Mar. 1, 1878 John C. FENDER & Richard J. FENDER to W.E. HARDIN, [chattel mortgage], a black mare, to secure $50 debt. Signed: John C. FENDER, Richard J. FENDER. Wit: J.J. GAMBILL. Proved Mar. 1, 1878 (ack'd). 3:505
 
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Mar. 5, 1878 R.C. GENTRY & wife Allis A. to Andrew C. UNDERWOOD, a tract of land in the town of Sparta adj. W.K. HOLBROOK, W.E. HARDIN, & others [not identified], on the south side of Main Streeet west of the Court House, adj. a branch & the Town boundary, for $30. Signed: R.C. GENTRY, A.A. GENTRY. Proved Mar. 29, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. Mar. 29, 1878. 3:514
 
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Mar. 19, 1878 Lonon [Lum?] BRYAN & Mark BRYAN to Joseph N. EDWARDS, [chattel mortgage], 1 black mare with a blaze on forehead, to secure $70 debt due in installments on May 15, 1878, & Sept. 1, 1878. Signed: Mark BRYAN. Wit: Sarah SHINAULT. Proved Mar. 20, 1878 (ack'd). 3:506
 
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Mar. 20, 1878 Mary J.W. GILESPIE [GILLESPIE] & Levi GILESPIE to Shadrach F. BRYAN, tract of land on Pine Branch of Little River [no acreage stated] adj. DUNCAN, a small branch, top of a ridge, DALTON old field, WOODRUFF, for $450. Signed: Mary J.W. GILESPIE, Levi GILESPIE. Wits: G.W. THOMPSON, Aron THOMPSON. Proved Mar. 28, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. May 4, 1878. 4:1
 
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Mar. 20, 1878 Shadrach F. BRYAN & wife Sallie of Alleghany Co., NC, to Truman B. THOMPSON of Grayson Co., VA, tract of land on Pine Branch of Little River [no acreage stated] adj. DUNCAN, a small branch, top of a ridge, DALTON old field, WOODRUFF, for $800. Signed: Shadrach F. BRYAN, Sally BRYAN. Wit: E.L. VAUGHAN. Proved May 6, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. May 6, 1878. 4:3
 
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Mar. 21, 1878 John M. BALDWIN to Jacob H. PRUITT, [chattel mortgage], 1 bay horse & 1 yoke of red & white pided cattle, to secure $90 debt. Signed: [illegible]. Proved Mar. 25, 1878 (ack'd). 3:507
 
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Mar. 21, 1878 W.E. HARDIN to Franklin DUNCAN, a tract of land near ford of the Little River below said DUNCAN's mill known as the Bill FENDER land, adj. Wesley DUNCAN, Wm. FENDER, SPURLIN, & others [not identified], for $75. Running with the wagon road to the River then up the River to the line between said land & the SPURLIN land then with said line to the begining. Signed: W.E. HARDIN, M.E. HARDIN. Proved Mar. 21, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. Mar. 21, 1878. 3:516
 
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Mar. 22, 1878 F.J. MCMILLAN, Trustee, & wife Mary to W.C. FIELDS, 200 acres on Elk Creek where Caleb OSBORNE now lives, adj. I.W. LANDRETH, Stephen LANDRETH, Andrew OSBORNE, Joshua COX, P.O. DANIELS, others [not identified], for $450. Sold at public auction on Oct. 1, 1877, by virtue of a deed of trust given by Caleb OSBORNE & wife Barbary to F.J. MCMILLAN on June 25, 1874 [DB 2:154]. Signed: F.J. MCMILLAN, Mary MCMILLAN. [No wits.] Proved Sept. 30, 1878 (ack'd); J.S. PARSONS, J.P. Reg. Oct. 18, 1878. 4:119
 
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Mar. 22, 1878 Wyatt PERRY to Asa WEAVER, [mortgage deed], tract of land Prathers Creek beg. on road north of said creek where I now live including the store house & mill tract, adj. Nathan WEAVER, Andrew WEAVER, the widow PUGH, to secure $37.50 debt. Signed: Wiatt PERRY. Wit: W.C. WEAVER, James P. ELDRETH. Proved May 20, 1879, by W.C. WEAVER. Reg. May 24, 1879. 4:270
 
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Mar. 22, 1878 W.C. FIELDS, Comm'r, to A.J. SPURLIN of Grayson Co., VA, tract of land in Alleghany Co., NC on Little River called the Joshua BRACKINS land [no acreage stated], adj. a cond'l line between John CHOAT & Wilburn WOODRUFF, the branch, & BASS, for $369. Sold at public auction on Mar. 17, 1873, by court order. Signed: W.C. FIELDS. [No wits.] Proved Dec. 7, 1885 (ack'd). 7:216
 
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Mar. 23, 1878 William FENDER of Alleghany Co., NC, to J.M. MURPHY of Grayson Co., VA, tract of land on Little River [no acreage stated] adj. branch, FENDER, Franklin DUNCAN, to have & hold for the sole use of Jane FENDER, who has executed a release of her dowry & homestead right in the lands of said William FENDER. Signed: William (X) FENDER. Wits: E.L. VAUGHAN, H.F. JONES. Proved Oct. 2, 1878, by H.F. JONES. 2:517
 
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Mar. 23, 1878 A.J. SPURLIN & wife Nancy of Grayson Co., VA, to John CHOAT of Alleghany Co., NC, tract of land on Little River adj. lands of W.T. CHOAT's heirs, Lorenza ANDERS, Wilborn WOODRUFF, W.E. HARDIN, others [not identified], a cond'l line between John CHOAT & Wilborn WOODRUFF, the branch, & BASS, for $500. Signed: A.J. SPURLIN, Nancy (X) SPURLIN. Wit: W.C. FIELDS. Proved Mar. 23, 1878 (ack'd). 7:220
 
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Mar. 25, 1878 Richard TAYLOR & wife Nancy to James I. THOMPSON, [mortgage deed], tract of land on Little River where said Richard TAYLOR now lives adj. Wm. BROWN, a branch, L.D. SEXTON, others [not identified], more specifically described in a deed from M.G. ALEXANDER to Richard TAYLOR. To secure $65 debt. Signed: Richard TAYLOR, Nancy (X) TAYLOR. Wit: Jackson SEXTON. Proved Apr. ?, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. May 14, 1878. 3:538
 
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Mar. 30, 1878 The 4 youngest sons of Jesse KERBY, dec'd (J.F. KERBY, Iredell KERBY, & C.P. KERBY), to Jesse A. KERBY, 56 acres on Elk Creek adj. the Virginia line, Nathan DAVIS, Samuel BLEVINS, others [not identified]. Mutual division of lands left to them in Jesse KERBY's will. Signed: J.F. KERBY, Iredell KERBY, C.P. KERBY. Wits: P.C. HIGGINS, P.B. KERBY. Proved May 6, 1878, by P.C. HIGGINS. 2:500
 
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Mar. 30, 1878 The 4 youngest sons of Jesse KERBY, dec'd (Jesse A. KIRBY, J.F. KIRBY, & Iredell KIRBY), to C.P. KIRBY, a tract of land on Crab Creek [no acreage stated] adj. P.C. HIGGINS, Jesse A. KIRBY, a small branch, a spring, a soapstone rock, BALLOW, Iredell KIRBY, & a hollow. Mutual division of lands left to them in Jesse KERBY's will. Signed: J.A. KERBY, J.F. KERBY, Iredell KERBY. Wits: P.C. HIGGINS, Phillip B. KERBY. Proved Feb. 4, 1881, by P.C. HIGGINS. Reg. Feb. 8, 1881. 2:544
 
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Mar. 30, 1878 The 4 youngest sons of Jesse KERBY, dec'd (Jesse A. KERBY, J.F. KERBY, & C.P. KERBY), to Iredell KERBY, a tract of land on Crab Creek [no acreage stated] adj. P.C. HIGGINS & others [not identified], a branch, & the Virginia line. Mutual division of lands left to them in Jesse KERBY's will. Signed: J.A. KERBY, J.F. KERBY, C.P. KERBY. Wits: P.C. HIGGINS, P.B. KERBY. Proved Aug. 12, 1887, by P.C. HIGGINS. Reg. Aug. 15, 1887. 7:402
 
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Apr. 2, 1878 Iredell KERBY of Grayson Co., VA, to J.F. KERBY of Alleghany Co., NC, a tract of land adj. P.C. HIGGINS, Jesse A. KERBY, a branch, the VA line, for $54. Signed: Iredell (X) KERBY. Wit: P.B. KERBY. Proved July 23, 1878, by P.B. KERBY. Reg. Aug. 12, 1878. 4:80
 
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Apr. 5, 1878 William WOODIE of Ashe Co., NC, to Eli LONG of Alleghany Co., NC, [chattel mortgage], 1 sorrel filly, to secure $30 debt. Signed: Wm. WOODIE. Wit: M.E. WARD. Proved Apr. 20, 1878, by M.E. WARD. 3:518
 
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Apr. 8, 1878 Wm. H. HAM to Joseph JOHNSON, [chattel mortgage], 1 two-horse wagon made by J.P. NISSON of Salem, NC, 1 pair of two-horse harness, 1 roan mare, & 1 gray horse, to secure $115 debt due July 1, 1878. Signed: Wm. H. HAM. Wit: L. WILLIAMS. Proved Apr. 13, 1878, by L. WILLIAMS. Reg. Apr. 15, 1878. 3:520
 
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Apr. 12, 1878 Samuel PUGH to James BOYER, [chattel mortgage], 1 roan steer, to secure $11 debt. Signed: Samuel (X) PUE. Wit: H.C. SPICER. Proved May 6, 1878, by H.C. SPICER; H.S. REEVES, J.P. 2:479
 
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Apr. 13, 1878 S.C. PARSONS & wife Nancy to Ira HALSEY, [mortgage deed], 200 acres where S.C. & Nancy PARSONS now reside, adj. Wm. WEAVER, J.M. PARSONS, B.F. DIXSON, others [not identified], except 50 acres sold to Wm. LOVLAS before this date. To secure $496 debt due Oct. 1, 1879. Signed: S.C. PARSONS, Nancy PARSONS. Wit: John R. WYATT. Proved Apr. 27, 1878 (ack'd); J.S. PARSONS, J.P.  2:488
 
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Apr. 15, 1878 M.B. WILLIAMS & wife Frances to Alexander BLACK, a tract of land [no acreage stated] adj. H.J. WILLIAMS, M.B. WILLIAMS, Alex BLACK, others [not identified], & west side of the cemetery, for $73.50. With the exception of 2 acres where Mount Zion Church now stands. Signed: M.B. WILLIAMS, Frances WILLIAMS. Wits: Nathan WILLIAMS, A.J. GRUBB. Proved Aug. 8, 1879 (ack'd); Nathan WEAVER, J.P. Reg. Mar. 29, 1885. 5:458
 
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Apr. 17, 1878 William WOODRUFF to John A. WOODRUFF, 200 acres on Roaring River adj. I.S. SPARKS, G.A. GENTRY, others [not identified], a branch, top of a ridge, Ellis Knob, the line of the 75 acre tract, & a cond'l line that was made between R.J. SPARKS & Hardin BROOKS, for $400. Ten acres of said tract sold off to G.A. GENTRY. Signed: William WOODRUFF. Wit: J.J. GAMBILL. Proved Apr. 17, 1878 (ack'd). 7:90
 
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Apr. 18, 1878 I.L. JONES & wife Polly to Thompson KENNEDY, 115 acres on Brush Creek adj. John CROUSE, for $500. Signed: J.L. JONES, Polly (X) JONES. Wit: Richard CHEEK. Proved Jan. 24, 1881 (ack'd); T.C. DOUGLAS, J.P. 5:134
 
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Apr. 20, 1878 J.M. PARSONS & wife Nancy to Ira HALSEY, [mortgage deed], 155 acres where J.M. & Nancy PARSONS now reside adj. George STURGILL, Wm. WEAVER, J.S. PARSONS, S.C. PARSONS. To secure $175 debt due Oct. 1, 1879. Signed: J.M. PARSONS, Nancy PARSONS. Wit: J.S. PARSONS. Proved Apr. 25, 1878 (ack'd); J.S. PARSONS, J.P. Reg. May 10, 1878. Mortgage satisfied Aug. 21, 1891. Signed: Ira HALSEY by W.C. FIELDS, agent & attorney. 2:486
 
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Apr. 23, 1878 Charles MARTIN to J.C. ROBERTS, [chattel mortgage], 1 milch cow known as the J.F. ROBERTS cow, to secure $4.89 debt. Signed: Charles (X) MARTIN. Wit: J.F. DURHAM. Proved July 15, 1878 (ack'd); J.F. ROBERTS, J.P. 4:64
 
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Apr. 25, 1878 Caleb OSBORN & wife Barbary of Alleghany Co., NC, to G.W. RAY, Clerk of the Superior Court of Ashe Co., NC, [mortgage deed], 2 tracts of land in Alleghany, to be void if Caleb OSBORN pays costs adjudged against him in a suit now pending in Ashe County against Barnet ANDERSON. 1st tract: on Pine Swamp Creek adj. John CARSON & Stephen CROUSE. 2nd tract: on Elk Creek adj. I.W. LANDRETH & Enoch OSBORN's old line. Signed: Caleb OSBORN, Barbery OSBORN. [No wits.] Proved Apr. 29, 1878 (ack'd). 2:471
 
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Apr. 29, 1878 G.T. REEVES & wife Nancy of Alleghany Co., NC, to Macy [Mazy] C. THOMPSON of Webster Co., NE, 2 tracts containing 100 acres on Elk Creek, for $200. 1st tract: beg. A.D. REEVES' corner in F.M. MITCHELL's line southwest of said MITCHELL's house, adj. Wyatt PERRY, H.S. REEVES, A.D. REEVES' line being the line of a tract conveyed by G.T. REEVES to A.D. REEVES south of Peach Bottom Copper lode. 2nd tract: beg. at the ford of a branch near a school house A.D. REEVES' corner on north side of Elk Creek, adj. the State Road, crossing said creek, up a branch. Reserving for themselves the Peach Bottom Copper lead running through said land the right of way up the branch to the PERRY line. Signed: George T. REEVES, Nancy REEVES. [No wits.] "P.S. The south part of this land was granted by G.T. REEVES & the north part by Barnabas EVANS." Proved Apr. 28, 1878 (ack'd). 2:508
 
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May 1, 1878 Smith FENDER to W.E. HARDIN, [chattel mortgage], 1 wagon & 1 bay horse bought of said W.E. HARDIN, to secure $35 debt. Signed: S.S. FENDER. [No wits.] Proved May 1, 1878 (ack'd). 4:18
 
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May 1, 1878 Larkin SCOTT to E.L. VAUGHAN, [chattel mortgage], 2 head of cattle, to secure $10 debt. Signed: Larkin (X) SCOTT. Wit: A.J. WAGGONER, Proved May 1, 1878, by A.J. WAGGONER. 4:19
 
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May 6, 1878 C.M. BALDWIN to M.F. JONES, [chattel mortgage], 1 two-horse wagon & 1 red heifer, to secure $30 debt. Signed: C.M. BALDWIN. Wit: Allen JONES, Elizabeth (X) JONES. Proved May 7, 1878, by Allen JONES. 2:477
 
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May 8, 1878 Jack SEXTON to H.F. JONES, [chattel mortgage], 1 field of oats on the land of Rausy SEXTON adj. Samuel THOMPSON & others [not identified], to secure $5.06 debt due July 1, 1878. Signed: Jack (X) SEXTON. Wit: B.H. EDWARDS. Proved May 8, 1878, by B.H. EDWARDS. 2:484
 
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May 8, 1878 Wm. EDWARDS to James BOYER, [mortgage deed], 75 acres on Little River valued at $2 per acre, also 2 gray horses, 1 gray mare, 5 milk cows, & 1 yoke pided cattle, to secure $460 debt due Dec. 14, 1877. Signed: Wm. EDWARDS, L.C. EDWARDS. [No wits.] Proved May 9, 1878 (ack'd). L.C. EDWARDS wife of Wm. EDWARDS ack'd her consent. 2:492
 
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May 8, 1878 C.J. EDWARDS, Adm'r of Richard CHOAT, dec'd, to Wm. A. BROOKS, tract of land on Little River [no acreage stated] beg. on a branch H.M. BROOKS' line, adj. MILLER, & a CHOAT corner known as the "Allen mary" [Alimony?] corner, & through the CHOAT field to the 1st branch, for $140. Signed: C.J. EDWARDS. Wits: Thos. EDWARDS, Berry EDWARDS. Proved Apr. Nov. 28, 1885, by Berry EDWARDS. Filed Nov. 28, 1885. 6:492
 
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May 8, 1878 W.A. BROOKS & wife Sally to Levi WILLEY, [mortgage deed], a tract of land beg. at a branch H.M. BROOKS's line, adj. MILLER, a corner known as the Allemony [Alimony?] corner, & through the CHOAT's? field to the 1st branch; to secure $62.66 debt. Signed: W.A. BROOKS, Sally M. BROOKS. Proved May 9, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. May 9, 1878. [Margin note]:Mortgage satisfied May 6, 1880(?) 4:7
 
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May 8, 1878 C.J. EDWARDS, Adm'r of Richard CHOAT, dec'd, to Hugh M. BROOKS, a tract of land on Little River [no acreage stated] adj. MILLER line, HUDSON, the branch, the road, for $135. Signed: C.J. EDWARDS. Wits: W.C. FIELDS, H.R. WAGGONER. Proved Apr. 14, 1880 (ack'd). 4:385
 
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May 11, 1878 Samuel BRACKINS & wife Nancy to R.H. JONES, 5 acres on Pine Swamp Creek adj. Adam WAGGONER & JOINES, for $42. Signed: Samuel BRACKINS, Nancy (X) BRACKINS. Wit: A.J. WAGGONER. Proved May 11, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. July 10, 1878. 4:45
 
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May 12, 1878 Thompson KENNEDY & wife Sarah to Robert WOODRUFF, 115 acres on Brush Creek adj. John CROUSE, for $404. Signed: Thompson KENNEDY, Sarah KENNEDY. Wits: Francis BRYAN, W.B. KENNEDY. Proved June 14, 1879 (ack'd); J.F. ROBERTS, J.P. 5:136
 
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May 14, 1878 W.E. HUDSON & wife Martha of Alleghany Co., NC, to Haston FULTON of Grayson Co., VA, [mortgage deed], 70 acres on Little River where W.E. HUDSON now lives, to secure $131 debt. 1st tract: adj. Alexander RICHARDSON, WOLF. 2nd tract: adj. ANDERS. Signed: W.E. HUDSON, Martha HUDSON. Proved May 14, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. June 22, 1878. 4:31
 
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May 14, 1878 W.E. HUDSON & wife Martha to C.J. EDWARDS, [mortgage deed], 70 acres on Little River where W.E. HUDSON now lives, to secure $137 debt. 1st tract: adj. Alexander RICHARDSON, WOLF. 2nd tract: adj. ANDERS. Signed: W.E. HUDSON, Martha HUDSON. Proved May 14, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. June 22, 1878. [Margin note: ] Mortgage paid in full Mar. 21, 1888; Signed: C.J. EDWARDS. 4:36
 
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May 15, 1878 John H. CARSON of Ashe Co., NC, to Martin G. ALEXANDER of Alleghany Co., NC, 200 acres on Little River beg. on north side of Little River in SPURLIN's line near mouth of Pine Swamp Creek, for $200. Signed: John H. CARSON. Wit: F.M. MITCHELL. Proved May 18, 1878, by F.M. MITCHELL. 2:510
 
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May 15, 1878 John H. CARSON of Ashe Co., NC, to M.G. ALEXANDER of Alleghany Co., NC, 68 acres on Little River adj. a ridge, his corner, the old line, for $100. Signed: John H. CARSON. Wit: F.M. MITCHELL. Proved May 18, 1878, by F.M. MITCHELL. 2:511
 
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May 17, 1878 Daniel HOPPERS to S.S. STAMPER, guardian of Emaline & Candis TAYLOR, [mortgage deed], tract of land on Little River where said Daniel HOPPERS now lives, adj. John TAYLOR, the Troy STAMPER place, & others [not identified], more specifically described in a deed from Jacob HOPPERS to Daniel HOPPERS dated Oct. 12, 1877. To secure $283.66 debt due Jan. 1, 1879. Signed: Daniel HOPPERS. Wit: E.L. VAUGHAN. Proved May 17, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. May 17, 1878. [Margin note]:Mortgage statisfied Apr. 16, 1888.  3:541
 
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May 18, 1878 Elizabeth TAYLOR to John TAYLOR, tract of land [no acreage stated] adj. Thomas PRUITT, A.J. TAYLOR, others [not identified], a ford of a branch near Piney Fork Church, & an old mill seat, for $500. Signed: Elizabeth (X) TAYLOR. Wits: E.L. VAUGHAN, S.S. STAMPER. Proved June 6, 1881, by S.S. STAMPER. Reg. June 8, 1881. 2:571
 
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May 20, 1878 M.B. UPCHURCH to W.C. FIELDS, [chattel mortgage], 1 nearly black cow the one he bought today from W.C. FIELDS, & 1 pale red cow the only one he now has, to secure $16 debt. Signed: M.B. UPCHURCH. Wit: W.L. NORMAN. Proved May 20, 1878, by W.L. NORMAN. 3:548
 
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May 21, 1878 Alexander P. BOYER & wife M.C. to Andrew J. CARSON, tract of land [no acreage stated] adj. Alex. HAMPTON, James BOYER, Noah LONG, MAXWELL, the old Pinch Back Mill path, for $1,540. Signed: A.P. BOYER, M.C. BOYER. Wit: A.J. JONES. Proved Feb. 15, 1879 (ack'd); Cloyd COX, J.P. Reg. June 30, 1879. 4:275
 
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May 24, 1878 Calvin REEVES of Alleghany Co., NC, to Preston PARSONS of Ashe Co., NC, [chattel mortgage], 1 bay or brown stallion, to secure a debt due Nov. 24, 1878. Signed: Calvin REEVES. Wit: Nathan WEAVER. Proved June 22, 1878 (ack'd); J.S. PARSONS, J.P. 4:34
 
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May 26, 1878 John R. LONG & wife Polly to daughter Nannie EDWARDS, 113 acres on Davis Branch, adj. Martha LONG, STAMPER, DOUGHTON, for love & affection. Signed: John R. LONG, Polly LONG. Wit: Sally LONG, Mary LONG. Proved Aug. 13, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. Aug. 13, 1878. 4:127
 
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May 26, 1878 John R. LONG & wife Polly to daughter Liddy EDWARDS, 1/2 of a 200 acre tract on Nall Branch & Pine Fork known as part of the Leander JOHNSON Tract, adj. Matthew LONG & Leander JOHNSON & DOUGHTON, for love & affection. Signed: John R. LONG, Polly LONG. Wits: E.L. LONG, D.R. EDWARDS, A.W. LONG. Proved Aug. 13, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. Aug. 13, 1878. 4:129
 
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May 26, 1878 John R. LONG & wife Pollie to their son Washington LONG, 3 tracts of land, for love & affection. 1st tract: [no acreage stated] on headwaters of Piney Branch of Cranberry Creek. 2nd & 3rd tracts:130 acres adj. John A. JONES & Eli CHANNELER. Signed: John R. LONG, Polly LONG. Wits: Eli LONG, D.R. EDWARDS. Proved Oct. 26, 1899, by D.R. EDWARDS. Reg. Oct. 27, 1899. 13:293
 
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May 27, 1878 Benj. LYNCH to J.H. PARKS, [chattel mortgage], 1 hog & 2 acres of corn now growing upon the farm of J.H. PARKS, to secure $5 debt due June 27, 1878. Signed: Benj. (X) LYNCH. Wit: W.H. NORMAN. Proved June 11, 1878, by W.H. NORMAN. Reg. June 11, 1878. 4:25
 
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June 1, 1878 John WOOTEN to J.H. PARKS, [chattel mortgage], 4 acres planted in wheat & growing upon the farm of Sarah A. CROUSE, to secure $6.80 debt due July 4, 1878. Signed: J.W. WOOTEN. Wit: Berry EDWARDS. Proved June 11, 1878, by Berry EDWARDS. Reg. June 11, 1878. 4:23
 
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June 5, 1878 Riley P. SANDERS to D.C. EDWARDS, [chattel mortgage], 1 red cow & 1 pided cow, to secure $20 debt. Signed: R.P. SANDERS. [No wits.] Proved June 5, 1878 (ack'd); Cloyd COX, J.P. 2:493
 
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June 7, 1878 J.H. NORMAN to D.C. EDWARDS, [chattel mortgage], 1 muly cow, to secure $10 debt. Signed: James H. (X) NORMAN. Wit: H.D. ESTEP. Proved June 7, 1878, by H.D. ESTEP. 2:493
 
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June 8, 1878 A.J. TAYLOR & wife Fanny to William HOPPAS, [mortgage deed], 100 acres, to secure $400 debt. Signed: A.J. TAYLOR, Fanny (X) TAYLOR. [No wits.] Proved June 8, 1878 (ack'd); J.H. DOUGHTON, J.P. 2:496
 
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June 11, 1878 John & Will SMITH to D.C. EDWARDS, [chattel mortgage], 1/2 of a field of rye on Nelly WARDIN's land on south side of a branch running by Sulphur Springs School House, to secure $8 debt due Sept. 1, 1878. Signed: J. (X) SMITH, Will SMITH. Proved June 19, 1878, by G.W. EDWARDS; Cloyd COX, J.P. 2:494
 
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June 12, 1878 Henderson PRUITT to H.F. JONES, [chattel mortgage], 30 acres of growen oats on the farm now owned by said PRUITT adj. lands of Wilborn WOODRUFF & others [not identified], to secure $29.63 debt due Oct. 1, 1878. Signed: H. PRUITT. Wit: W.E. HARDIN. Proved July 4, 1878, by W.E. HARDIN. Reg. July 4, 1878. 4:48
 
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June 14, 1878 John BROWN to J.H. PARKS, [chattel mortgage], 5 acres of corn now growing upon the farm of Wm. BROWN, to secure $7.50 debt due Aug. 14, 1878. Signed: John (X) BROWN. Wit: James RAY. Proved June 20, 1878, by James RAY. 4:29
 
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June 19, 1878 D.J. CAUDILL & wife Juda & W.P. CAUDILL & wife Sara Frances to E.D. IRWIN, 25 acres on headwaters of Prathers Creek adj. PRUITT & VANOVER, for $170. Signed: D.J. CAUDILL, Juda CAUDILL, W.P. CAUDILL, S.F. CAUDILL. Wit: J.A. IRWIN. Proved Dec. 29 & 30, 1885 (ack'd); H.D. ESTEP, J.P., & C.M. CROUSE, J.P. 7:4
 
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June 20, 1878 David BILLINGS to J.H. PARKS, [chattel mortgage], 1 large roan cow, to secure $5 debt. Signed: David (X) BILLINGS. Wit: Berry EDWARDS. Proved June 20, 1878, by Berry EDWARDS. 4:30
 
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June 20, 1878 Joseph W. DUNCAN to H.F. JONES, [chattel mortgage], 1 red milch cow & 5 head of sheep, to secure $5.80 debt. Signed: Joseph W. (X) DUNCAN. Wit: E.L. VAUGHAN. Proved June 20, 1878, by E.L. VAUGHAN. 4:49
 
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June 20, 1878 Stephen HOPPERS to Catherine OSBORN, 1 acre on Little River near the head on south side of Peach Bottom Mountain adj. the old BURTON line & Solomon EDWARDS, for $1. Signed: Stephen HOPPERS. Wit: David (X) BRINEGAR, J.C. OSBORN. Proved Dec. 1, 1879, by J.C. OSBORN. Reg. Dec. 24, 1879. 4:356
 
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June 22, 1878 Rube HASH to D.C. EDWARDS, [chattel mortgage], my wheat on J.H. PARKS' land, & 5 of 15 acres of corn on A.F. DAVIS' land (1/4 of corn is mine), to secure $6 due Sept. 1, 1878. Signed: Rube HASH. Wit: G.W. EDWARDS. Proved June 29, 1878, by G.W. EDWARDS; Cloyd COX, J.P. 2:494
 
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June 24, 1878 J.W. PATTERSON to Wesley GILHAM, [chattel mortgage], 1 cow & calf & my part of the crop of corn that is growing on W. GILHAM's place, to secure $18.86 debt for which I am security to A.J. MOXLEY. Signed: J.W. PATTERSON. Wits: C.J. EDWARDS, A.J. MOXLEY. Proved July 13, 1878, by C.J. EDWARDS. Reg. July 13, 1878. 4:51
 
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June 25, 1878 H.J. WILLIAMS & wife Mary to Nathan WILLIAMS, 67 acres adj. John H. WILLIAMS, William H. WILLIAMS, S.D. CALDWELL, the branch, Levi JONES, J.H. WILLIAMS, for $500. Signed: Henry J. WILLIAMS, Mary WILLIAMS. Wits: Nathan WEAVER, J.L. SMITH. Proved June 25, 1878 (ack'd); Nathan WEAVER, J.P. 7:166
 
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June 27, 1878 J.F. DURHAM to KENNEDY THOMPSON & Co., [chattel mortgage], my growing crop of corn on the lands of J.C. ROBERTS it being 1/3 of 12 acres & 1/4 of 6 acres, to secure $6.23 debt due Oct. 1, 1878. Signed: J.F. DURHAM. Wit: W.A. GENTRY. Proved July 24, 1878, by W.A. GENTRY. Reg. July 24, 1878. 4:63
 
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June 28, 1878 Henry E. MONEY to H.F. JONES, [chattel mortgage], a crop of corn which is 1/3 of 8 acres known as the land of Hay EDWARDS adj. the lands of David EDWARDS, Levy WILLEY, & others [not identified], to secure $10 debt due Oct. 1, 1878. Signed: H.E. MONEY. [No wits.] Proved June 28, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. July 4, 1878. 4:47
 
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July 1, 1878 Solomon WILLEY & wife Eady to Jane SEXTON, 78 acres on headwaters of Fighting Creek adj. FOWLK [FOWLKES] & Samuel WILLEY, for $250. Signed: Solomon (X) WILLEY, Eddy (X) WILLEY. Proved July 9, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. July 9, 1878. 4:42
 
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July 1, 1878 James H. PARKS, Chairman of the Alleghany County Board of Comm'rs, to W.A.J. FOWLKES, Sparta Town Lot No. 10 on north side of Main Street east of the Court House, adj. Morgan BRYAN & others [not identified], for $24. Signed: James H. PARKS. [No wits.] Proved July 31, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. July 31, 1878. 4:65
 
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July 2, 1878 State of NC to Allen EDWARDS, 8 acres on Dog Creek adj. Jesse TOLIVER. Entered Apr. 15, 1878. (Alleghany Land Grant No. 129.) 4:196
 
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July 4, 1878 Franklin P. SEXTON to H.F. JONES, [chattel mortgage], 1 field of corn containing 2 acres on the land of John SEXTON & my interest in 6 acres on the same farm, to secure $5.25 due Sept. 1, 1878. Signed: F.P. SEXTON. [No wits.] Proved July 4, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. July 4, 1878. 4:50
 
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July 6, 1878 John A. WOODRUFF to A.J. WOODRUFF, [mortgage deed], 2 tracts of land [no acreage stated]. 1st tract: adj. WOODRUFF, Brush Creek, the HARRIS? Branch. 2nd tract: adj. a branch, a path on top of Ellis Knob, the line of the 75 acre tract, & the cond'l line that was made between R.J. SPARKS & Hardin BROOKS, except 10 acres adj. G.A. GENTRY's old line. To secure $534.12 debt due July 6, 1880. Signed: John A. WOODRUFF. Wit: W.B. KENEDY. Proved Aug. 2, 1878 (ack'd). [Undated margin note]:"This mortgage satisfied as to the Meeting House tract acknowledged by letter from A.J. WOODRUFF." [Another note, different hand]:"This mortgage deed paid off & satisfied", Sept. 1, 1888; Signed: A.J. WOODRUFF. 2:503
 
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July 1878? Joe REEVES & Miles THOMPSON to D.C. EDWARDS, [chattel mortgage], half our corn crop on H.C. SPICER's land, also about 3 acres wheat on J.H. PARKS' land, to secure $8 debt due Oct. 1, 1878. Signed: Joe (X) REEVES, Miles (X) THOMPSON. Wit: Joseph JOHNSON. Proved July 8, 1878, by Joseph JOHNSON; Cloid COX, J.P. 2:498
 
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July 8, 1878 Jim MCMILLAN & Ben MCMILLAN to D.C. EDWARDS, [chattel mortgage], half of 40 doz. of wheat on P.G. HALE's land, & half a field of corn on Polly ALEXANDER's land, to secure $10 debt due Oct. 1, 1878. Signed: Jim (X) MCMILLAN, Ben (X) MCMILLAN. Wit: G.W. EDWARDS. Proved July 8, 1878, by G.W. EDWARDS; Cloid COX, J.P. 2:498
 
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July 8, 1878 J.C. WELCH promises to pay J.W. DUNCAN $119.43 plus interest for lumber received for building a house in the Town of Sparta on Lots No. 12 and 13 on the north side of the street east of the Court House. Signed: J.C. WELCH. Wit: E.L. VAUGHAN. Proved by E.L. VAUGHAN [no date].  4:40
 
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July 13, 1878 W.E. HARDIN & wife Ellen & W.C. FIELDS & wife L.J. to Isaac HOLLOWAY, 59 acres & 55/160 [i.e., 55 poles, abt. 1/3 acre] on top of the Blue Ridge adj. J.M.D. CAUDILL & others [not identified], for $59.30. Signed: W.E. HARDIN, M.E. HARDIN, W.C. FIELDS, Jennie FIELDS. [No wits.] Proved July 13, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. Aug. 20, 1878. 4:82
 
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July 15, 1878 Hardin PHIPPS & wife Polly to John R. WYATT, Sheriff, [mortgage deed], tract of land on Little River [no acreage stated] to secure a $400 bond for appearance of David PHIPPS at next term of Superior Court. Signed: Hardin PHIPPS, Polly (X) PHIPPS. Wit: P.C. HIGGINS, J.P. Proved July 15, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. July 16, 1878. 4:61
 
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July 15, 1878 David HOLBROOK & James F. CAUDILL, Adm'rs of John CROUSE, dec'd, to J. Reeves HOLBROOK & wife Martha A., 2 tracts of land on Little River, for $545.60. 1st tract: beg. on the corner of the dower of Jane CROUSE in an agreed line btw Josiah CAUDILL & John CROUSE, adj. C.J. TAYLOR. 2nd tract: adj. Tract No. 1, JOINES?, CAUDILL, old CROUSE corner. Land sold at public auction on May 8, 1875, by order of the Superior Court in the case of David HOLBROOK & J.F. CAUDILL, Adm'rs of John CROUSE, dec'd, against Thomas DOUGLAS & other heirs at law of John CROUSE. Signed: James F. CAUDILL, David HOLBROOK. Wit: E.L. VAUGHAN. Proved July 15, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. July 15, 1878. 4:87
 
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July 20, 1878 J.R. HOLBROOK & wife Martha A. to Thomas W. CARTER, tract of land [no acreage stated], for $150. Beg. on the corner of the dower of Jane CROUSE in an agreed line btw Josiah CAUDILL & John CROUSE, adj. C.J. TAYLOR & the corner of the land described in a deed from David HOLBROOK & J.F. CAUDILL, Adm'rs of John CROUSE, dec'd [DB 4:87, above]. Signed: J.R. HOLBROOK, Martha A. HOLBROOK. Wit: Josiah CAUDILL. Proved July 20, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. July 25, 1878. 4:84
 
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July 23, 1878 The widow & children of W.G. SIMMONS (L.A. SIMMONS, Sarah A. SPARKS & her husband Reubin SPARKS, Joel SIMMONS, & Gilmor SIMMONS), all of Wilkes Co., NC, to C.P. MCCANN of Alleghany Co., NC, 660 acres on Brush Creek & Laurel Fork adj. Charles CROUSE, J.A. WOODRUFF, Nancy SPARKS, James ROBERTS, the line of a 50 acre tract granted to Malachi ROBERTS on Nov. 29, 1831, the line of a 9 acre tract, & the line of a 640 acre tract, for $100. Signed: L.A. SIMMONS, S.A. SPARKS, Reubin (X) SPARKS. Wits: M.V.B. NORMAN, Elias SIMMONS. Proved July 23, 1879 (ack'd); A.M. SMITH, J.P. Reg. Oct. 4, 1879. 4:310, 10:52
 
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July 27, 1878 G.W. THOMPSON & wife Phebe to Celia BRYAN, [mortgage deed], 250 acres adj. the State Road, A.M. BRYAN, crossing Glade Creek at the ford, & the old forge road, to secure $700 debt to be paid in installments over 4 years. Signed: Geo. W. THOMPSON, Phebe THOMPSON. Wit: J.F. ROBERTS. Proved Aug. 5, 1878 (ack'd). 4:69
 
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Aug. 2, 1878 L.M. DELP & wife Mary Ann to D.C. EDWARDS, [mortgage deed], tract of land on Potato Creek [no acreage stated] being a part of the land of John MCMILLAN, dec'd. To secure $90 debt due Sept. 1, 1879. Signed: L.M. (X) DELP, Mary Ann (X) DELP. [No wits.] Proved Aug. 2, 1878 (ack'd). Mortgage satisfied Mar. 15, 1891; Signed: D.C. EDWARDS. 2:521
 
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Aug. 7, 1878 John R. WYATT, Sheriff, to C.P. MCCANN, Jr., 45 acres on Mitchells River belonging to John HARRIS, adj. Joel SIMMONS, for $9.63. Sold at public auction on Dec. 4, 1871, for unpaid taxes. The last & highest bidder was A.J. WOODRUFF who assigned his bid to C.P. MCCANN, Jr. Signed: John R. WYATT, Sheriff. Wits: J.F. ROBERTS, D.F. ROBERTS. Proved Jan. 16, 1879 (ack'd). Reg. Oct. 4, 1879. 4:309
 
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Aug. 8, 1878 Charley KENEDY to Horton DIXON, [chattel mortgage], 2 roan horses, to secure $75 debt. Signed: C.M. KENEDY. Wit: F.J. MCMILLAN. Proved Sept. 2, 1878, F.J. MCMILLAN. 4:96
 
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Aug. 8, 1878 John WILES & wife Susan to Allen EDWARDS, all their interest in a tract of land on Little River [no acreage stated] formerly alloted to Jane FENDER widow of Levi FENDER as dower, adj. DUNCAN, CARSON, HUDSON, Daniel FENDER, for $65.50. Signed: John WILES, Susan (X) WILES. Wit: W.C. FIELDS. Proved Aug. 8, 1878 (ack'd); W.E. HARDIN, J.P. Reg. Nov. 29, 1878. 4:145
 
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Aug. 12, 1878 John R. WYATT, Sheriff, to H.S. EDWARDS, 2 tracts of land belonging to Isaiah SPARKS, for $210. 1st tract: 150 acres on Brush Creek known as the Malater Ridge Tract adj. Elisabeth WOODRUFF & others, formerly owned by Rubin SPARKS. 2nd tract: 200 acres on north side of the Blue Ridge known as the SPARKS Home Tract, adj. the above tract. Sold at public auction on the 1st Monday in April 1878 by virtue of an execution in favor of the Domestic Sewing Machine Co. against Isaiah SPARKS for $210.84 with interest & costs, & also one other execution in favor of Kissiah [no surname given] against said SPARKS for $47.80. H.F. JONES became the last & highest bidder & transferred his bid to W.C. FIELDS who transferred it to H.S. EDWARDS. Signed: John R. WYATT, Sheriff. [No wits.] Proved Dec. 7, 1885 (ack'd). 6:171
 
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Aug. 15, 1878 Wilborn BILLINGS & wife Betsy of Gage Co., NE, to Alfred MOXLEY of Alleghany Co., NC, all our interest in the lands of Zachariah MOXLEY, 176 acres in 2 tracts on Bledsoes Creek adj. Alfred MOXLEY, Sr., Thomas MOXLEY, & others [not identified], for $100. Signed: Wilborn (X) BILLINGS, Elisabeth BILLINGS. Wits: M.A. LUVONY, Lyman WOOD. Proved Aug. 26, 1878, in Lancaster Co., NE (ack'd). Lyman WOOD, Notary Public. Filed Dec. 16, 1885. 6:456
 
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Aug. 20, 1878 John F. WATSON to J.H. PARKS, [chattel mortgage], 1 roan heifer calf, to secure $2.90 debt. Signed: John F. WATSON. Wit: O.B. FINNEY. Proved Aug. 28, 1878, by O.B. FINNEY. 4:95
 
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Aug. 20, 1878 T.M. PRUITT to M.C. TRUITT, 125 acres on headwaters of Prathers Creek on top of Jumping Log Ridge, for $800. Signed: T.M. PRUITT. Wit: A.A. PRUITT. Proved Dec. 30, 1885 (ack'd). Filed Dec. 30, 1885. 6:331
 
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Aug. 23, 1878 Ned GENTRY to James BOYER, [chattel mortgage], all my growing corn crop, to secure $23.24 debt. Signed: Ned (X) GENTRY. Wit: H.C. SPICER, Levi (X) LANE. Proved Aug. 30, 1878, by H.C. SPICER; H.S. REEVES, J.P.  2:507
 
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Aug. 23, 1878 Elisha ANDERSON & wife Rhoda to L.M. DELP, 28 acres on Potato Creek adj. a branch, for $100. Signed: Elisha ANDERSON, Rhoda (X) ANDERSON. [No wits.] Proved Aug. 23, 1878 (ack'd). 2:523
 
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Aug. 26, 1878 John M. BALDWIN & wife Tabitha to David E. DOUGLASS, 29 acres on Potato Creek adj. Calvin WYATT & others [not identified], for $168. Signed: John M. BALDWIN, Tabitha (X) BALDWIN. [No wits.] Proved Aug. 26, 1878 (ack'd); Nathan WEAVER, J.P. Filed Dec. 28, 1885. 6:396
 
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Aug. 29, 1878 John MOXLEY & wife Louisa of Newton Co., Missouri, to Adam MOXLEY of Alleghany Co., NC, for $75, their 1/9 interest as heirs of Zachariah MOXLEY in a tract of land known as the Zachariah MOXLEY old home place, it being all the land Zachariah MOXLEY owned just prior to his death, there being 8 other children entitled to said lands. Signed: John MOXLEY, Louisa MOXLEY. Wit: W.G. WILLS. Proved Aug. 29, 1878, in Newton Co., MO (ack'd). Barton J. MORAN [MORROW?], Court Clerk, by W.G. WILLS, Deputy Clerk. Filed Dec. 15, 1885. 6:450
 
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Aug. 31, 1878 Parker POE of Ashe Co., NC, to C.J. EDWARDS of Alleghany Co., NC, [mortgage deed], tract of land in Ashe County on Little Poe Creek adj. John POE, Wiley BARE, & William LILLS? [LYALLS?], to secure $50 debt owed to W.H. JOINES & W.C. FIELDS, Adm'rs of William CROUSE, dec'd. If Parker POE fails to pay debt within 6 months of this date, he is to cut & deliver 100 cord of wood to the party of the 2nd part, otherwise the party of the 2nd part may enter & cut 500 cord of wood if he wants. Signed: Parker (X) POE. Wits: W.C. FIELDS, W.K. HOLBROOK. Proved Sept. 2, 1878, by W.C. FIELDS. 2:530
 
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Aug. 31, 1878 Jane CROUSE to C.J. EDWARDS, Levi WILLEY, Morgan EDWARDS, & Richard CHEEK, [chattel mortgage], 1 black horse, 1 two-horse wagon, the little wagon, 1 sorrel horse, & 3 cows, to secure $237.37 debt due Sept. 1, 1878. Sighed:Jane (X) CROUSE. Wit: W.C. FIELDS. Proved Sept. 3, 1878, by W.C. FIELDS. Reg. Sept. 3, 1878. 4:103
 
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Sept. 3, 1878 Jane BURCHET to E.L. VAUGHAN & Joel? HACKLER, [chattel mortgage], 2 brindle cow, to secure $15 debt. Signed: Jane (X) BURCHET. Wit: S.B. PARKS. Proved Sept. 3, 1878, by S.B. PARKS. 2:506
 
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Sept. 4, 1878 J.W. HACKLER of Grayson Co., VA, to Polly PHIPPS of Alleghany Co., NC, tract of land in Alleghany [no acreage stated] beg. on bank of Little River at mouth of adj. HARRIS? [or HANDS?] Branch, RECTOR's Spring Branch, HOLBROOK, for $90 paid by Hardin PHIPPS. It is understood that J.W. HACKLER only conveys title as has from the sale of this land made by T.J. LUNDY assignee in bankruptcy of William EDWARDS. Signed: J.W. HACKLER. Proved Sept. 4, 1878 (ack'd). 2:528
 
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Sept. 4, 1878 Nelson MCMILLAN to W.E. HARDIN, [chattel mortgage], 1 yellow horse & 1 red cow, to secure $100 bond for appearance of Troy MCMILLAN at next term of the Superior Court. Signed: Nelson (X) MCMILLAN. Proved Sept. 9, 1878, by W.L. NORMAN. 4:101
 
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Sept. 4, 1878 Shady PLUMMER to Thomas PRICE, [chattel mortgage], 1 yoke brindle cattle, to secure $15 debt. Signed: Shade (X) PLUMMER. Wit: James L. ANDERSON. Proved by R.P. STAMPER from James L. ANDERSON's handwriting [no date]. Reg. Oct. 3, 1878. 4:116
 
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Sept. 7, 1878 Elias SPURLIN & wife Emalin & D.A. SPURLIN to William HOPPERS, [mortgage deed], 100 acres on Glade Creek where the said D.A. SPURLIN now lives, adj. Mary SPURLIN & the other lands of Elias SPURLIN, being the lands conveyed by A.B. CARSON to Elias SPURLIN. To secure for $74.51 debt due Feb. 5, 1879. Signed: Elias SPURLIN, Emaline SPURLIN, D.A. SPURLIN. [No wits.] Proved Sept. 7, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. Sept. 7, 1878. 4:98
 
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Sept. 7, 1878 W.D. DANIELS & wife Salina to J.W. DUNCAN, [mortgage deed], 2 acres northeast of the Sparta town boundary, being the lot purchased by said W.D. DANIELS from J.H. PARKS, on which said DANIELS is now erecting a dwelling. To secure $35.28 debt due Sept. 5, 1879. Signed: W.D. DANIELS, S.L. DANIELS. Proved Oct. 19, 1878 (ack'd). 4:140
 
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Sept. 7, 1878 William STURGILL & wife Mazy to Weaver STURGILL, 32 acres on Brushy Fork of Prathers Creek adj. Alexander EVANS & others [not identified], for $100. Signed: W.M. STURGILL, Mazy (X) STURGILL. Proved Sept. 7, 1878 (ack'd); Nathan WEAVER, J.P. 7:2
 
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Sept. 16, 1878 Robert REEVES to J.C. JONES, [chattel mortgage], 1 field of corn & buckwheat on Polly ALEXANDER's farm above her mule stable, to secure $4.24 debt due Oct. 8, 1878. Signed: Robert (X) REEVES. Proved Oct. 14, 1878, by John MOXLY; H.S. REEVES, J.P. 2:513
 
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Sept. 23, 1878 R.F. BALLARD & wife Alpha E. of Alleghany Co., NC, to Huston BLEVINS of Grayson Co., VA, 3 tracts of land, for $500. 1st tract: 75 acres on Brush Creek of Little River adj. a cond'l corner made btw George DOUGLAS & Elisha RICHARDSON, meanders of Brushy Fork, & the old line. 2nd tract: 25 acres adj. his own line. 3rd tract: 3 acres adj. R.F. BALLARD. Signed: R.F. BALLARD, Alpha E. BALLARD. Wits: W.C. RECTOR, W.H. JOINES. Proved Sept. 28, 1878 (ack'd); Wm. H. JOINES, J.P. Reg. Oct. 11, 1881. 4:489
 
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Sept. 30, 1878 Lewis Hamilton HALSEY of Alleghany Co., NC, to John F. GREER of Ashe Co., NC, [mortgage deed], my home tract of land where I now live containing 100 acres or more adj. the River & William HALSEY near John L. PUGH. To secure $491.48 debt due May 1, 1879. Signed: L.H. HALSEY. Wit: J.H. PARKS. Proved Oct. 3, 1878, by J.H. PARKS. Reg. Oct. 3, 1878. 4:108
 
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Sept. 30, 1878 Daniel MOXLEY (Colored) to Henry EDWARDS (Colored), tract of land on on headwaters of Elk Creek north side of Peach Bottom Mountain [no acreage stated] adj. F.B. CHEEK, Isom FENDER, Allen FENDER, Starling EDWARDS, for $25. Signed: Daniel (X) MOXLEY. Wits: M.F. JOINS [JOINES], C.J. EDWARDS. Proved Dec. 28, 1885, by C.J. EDWARDS. 7:123
 
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Oct. 3, 1878 John M. TOLIVER & wife Matilda to Noah LONG, [mortgage deed], tract of land on Fighting Creek being a portion of the TOLIVER old home tract, adj. J.T. HAWTHORN, Mrs. C.H. TOLIVER, a point where the road from J.T. HAWTHORN's meets the road from Sparta, the ford of the creek near where John WILLEY now lives, H.S. DOUGHTON, F.S. DOUGHTON, J.H. DOUGHTON. Including the saw mill & grist mill. To secure $123.70 debt due Oct. 3, 1881. Signed: John M. TOLIVER, Matilda (X) TOLIVER. Wit: W.C. FIELDS. Proved Jan. 18, 1879 (ack'd). Reg. Jan. 22, 1879. 4:185
 
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Oct. 5, 1878 D.F. EDWARDS & wife C.J. to John LONG & Nancy E. LONG, tract of land on New River that D.F. EDWARDS & family lives on, adj. J.B. MCMILLAN, the State Road, head of a hollow, a lane running to said EDWARDS' house, & the VA line, for $1,200. Signed: D.F. EDWARDS, C.J. EDWARDS. Wit: Samuel PASLEY. Proved Oct. 5, 1878 (ack'd); Wm. HALSEY, J.P. Reg. June 22, 1879. 5:2
 
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Oct. 7, 1878 James H. PARKS, Chairman of the Alleghany County Board of Comm'rs, to W.C. FIELDS & Lydia J. FIELDS, for $75, Sparta Town Lot No. 4 on north side of Main Street west of the Court House, adj. J.H. PARKS & others [not identified], it being one of the lots originally purchased by F.J. MCMILLAN. Signed: J.H. PARKS. [No wits.] Proved Apr. 25, 1879 (ack'd). Reg. July 28, 1882. 4:529
 
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Oct. 7, 1878 James H. PARKS, Chairman of the Alleghany County Board of Comm'rs, to W.C. FIELDS & Lydia J. FIELDS, for $50, Sparta Town Lot No. 6 on north side of Main Street west of the Court House, adj. E.L. VAUGHAN & others [not identified], it being the lot originally purchased by John M. JONES. Signed: J.H. PARKS. [No wits.] Proved Apr. 25, 1879 (ack'd). Reg. July 28, 1882. 4:530
 
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Oct. 8, 1878 Catherine OSBORN, age 48, wife of Zedock OSBORN, with his consent enteres herself a free trader. Signed: Catherine (X) OSBORN, Zedock (X) OSBORN. Wit: D. HOLBROOK. Proved Oct. 8, 1878, by D. HOLBROOK. Reg. Oct. 8, 1878. 4:126
 
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Oct. 12, 1878 M.B. UPCHURCH to W.C. FIELDS, [chattel mortgage], 1 corn? mill, to secure $16 debt. Signed: M.B. UPCHURCH. Wit: James M. WARDEN. Proved Oct. 12, 1878, by J.M. WARDEN. 4:117
 
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Oct. 19, 1878 Leander LEWIS to W.P. CAUDILL, [chattel mortgage], 1 red cow & 1 bay horse, to secure $12.30 debt. Signed: Leander (X) LEWIS. Wit: W.B. KENEDY. Proved Oct. 25, 1878, by W.B. KENEDY. 4:125
 
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Oct. 21, 1878 John R. WYATT, Sheriff, to Daniel JOINS & Meredith RICHARDSON, 140 acres on Little River belonging to Jacob HOPPERS, adj. M. RICHARDSON, Alex'r RICHARDSON, a mill, the old BOLTON [BURTON?] tract, & boundaries set forth in a deed from Lydia JOINES to Jacob HOPPERS. Sold at public auction on Oct. 2, 1878, by virtue of an execution in favor of Isom WAGONER guardian of Liddia JOINS against Jacob HOPPERS. The last & highest bidder was James THOMPSON for $60.45 who assigned his bid to Daniel JOINS & Meredith RICHARDSON. Signed: John R. WYATT, Sheriff. Wits: Stephen LANDRETH, Thomas FENDER. Proved Oct. 21, 1878 (ack'd). 4:312
 
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Oct. 21, 1878 Sheffy STURGILL & Martha ANDERS were united in matrimony by Nathan WEAVER, J.P., in Prathers Creek Township. Wits: Geo. HAGANS [HIGGINS], Wm. STURGILL, Horton ANDERS. 5:1
 
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Oct. 29, 1878 State of NC to H.A. DUNCAN, 16 acres on Little River adj. a large rock, Martin GINNINGS [JENNINGS], & DUNCAN's line. Grantee to comply with all laws concerning the passage of fish. Entered Mar. 17, 1875. (Alleghany Land Grant No. 130.) Reg. July 5, 1890. 8:243
 
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Oct. 31, 1878 D.J. ROBERTS to W.M. MILES, [chattel mortgage], 1 set of blacksmith tools & 1 heifer, to secure $37 debt. Signed: D.J. ROBERTS. Wit: J.F. ROBERTS. Proved Nov. 4, 1878, by J.F. ROBERTS. 4:143
 
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Nov. 3, 1878 Wiliam A. BROOKS & wife Sidney M. to W.A.J. FOWLKES, [mortgage deed], tract of land on Big Pine Creek adj. J.H. DOUGHTON & top of the mountain, to secure $200 debt due May 3, 1879. Signed: Wm. A. BROOKS, S.M. BROOKS. Wit: W.C. FIELDS. Proved Nov. 30, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. Nov. 30, 1878. [Barely legible margin note]:Mortgage satisfied May 1880? 4:147
 
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Nov. 3, 1878 Geo. TAYLOR & Sarah PRICE were united in matrimony by Nathan WEAVER, J.P., in Prathers Creek Township. Wits: Elizabeth PRICE of Ashe County; George TAYLOR & J. WEAVER of Alleghany County. 5:1
 
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Nov. 5, 1878 John CHOAT & wife Matilda to John TRUITT, 100 acres on Little River being Lot No. 3 in the division of land of Wm. T. CHOAT, dec'd, adj. WILLEY, top of a ridge, the wagon road, ANDERS, & the corner of Lots 1, 2, & 3, for $600. Signed: John CHOAT, Matilda CHOAT. Wit: W.C. FIELDS. Proved Dec. 29, 1885 (ack'd). Filed Dec. 29, 1885. 6:285
 
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Nov. 5, 1878 John CHOAT & wife Matilda to John TRUITT, tract of land [no acreage stated] being Lot No. 1 in the division of land of Wm. T. CHOAT, dec'd, adj. the corner of Lot No. 3, the wagon road, meanders of Little River, the old MITCHELL line, for $350. Signed: John CHOAT, Matilda CHOAT. Wit: W.C. FIELDS. Proved Dec. 29, 1885 (ack'd). Filed Dec. 29, 1885. 6:287
 
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Nov. 5, 1878 John TRUITT & wife S.J. to John CHOAT, 118 acres on Little River being Lot No. 5 in the division of land of Wm. T. CHOAT, dec'd, for $308. Signed: John (X) TRUITT, S.J. TRUITT. Wit: W.C. FIELDS. Proved Dec. 9, 1885 (ack'd). 7:226
 
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Nov. 7, 1878 Huriah PHILLIPS & wife Delia & Elias PHILLIPS to D.C. EDWARDS, [mortgage deed], the tract of land that Elias & Huriah PHILLIPS bought of Willy VANNOY & the land which F.J. MCMILLAN made a deed to Elias PHILLIPS [DB 3:126], adj. F.J. MCMILLAN, Marshal DELPH, Riley WARD, & others [not identified]. To secure $31.97 debt. Signed: Huriah (X) PHILLIPS, Delia (X) PHILLIPS, Elias PHILLIPS. Wit: W.C. FIELDS. Proved Nov. 7, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. Nov. 9, 1878. Mortgage paid in full [no date]; signed D.C. EDWARDS. 4:131
 
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Nov. 11, 1878 John R. WYATT to M.A. HOLBROOK, tract of land belonging to W.P. HOLBROOK [no acreage stated] on Bledsoes Creek adj. the State Road, the Town boundary, GENTRY, & the main road. Sold at auction on Mar. 4, 1878, by virtue of a mortgage executed to J.R. WYATT by W.P. HOLBROOK & wife on Dec. 24, 1875 [DB 3:168]. The last & highest bidder was S.J. BOOKER for $441 who transferred his bid to M.A. HOLBROOK, who paid the purchase price by satisfying a judgment lien to H.S. REEVES & paying off the mortgage for $125. Signed: John R. WYATT, Sheriff. Proved Aug. 12, 1878 (ack'd). 2:534
 
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Nov. 12, 1878 E.H. BILLINGS & wife Polly Ann to Polly JONES, 8 acres on Mockeson [Moccasin] Creek of Little River containing a mill, for $300. E.H. BILLINGS has the right of running a fence or bridge across the race [i.e., the mill race]. Polly JONES binds herself not to raise the dam to overflow my bottom. Polly JONES to have the right of hauling saw slacks? coming in at the gate near Wm. EDWARDS' corner. Signed: E.H. BILLINGS, Polly Ann BILLINGS. Wits: T.C. DOUGLAS, Martha HUDSON. Proved Mar. 13, 1883 (ack'd); T.C. DOUGLAS, J.P. 5:249
 
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Nov. 14, 1878 Alfred TILLEY to T.J. WARDIN, [chattel mortgage], 1 yoke of oxen, to secure $24.62 debt. Signed: Alfred (X) TILLEY. Wit: E.C. CORNETT. Proved Nov. 23, 1878, by E.C. CORNETT; R.P. STAMPER, J.P. 2:526
 
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Nov. 14, 1878 J.C. PARSONS to Jas. A. ESTEP & wife Lydia, 85 acres on Potato Creek for $1,200. Beg. at a clift of rocks on the east side of Potato Creek at W.H. BILLINGS corner ... crossing the creek & swamp to a ledge of rocks at the foot of a hill close to the bank of Fox Pen Branch ... along the foot of the hill to the Bill HASH Branch to as to include all of the swamp ... crossing the creek ... the old field ... a path ... John PARSONS ... W.B. PARSONS ... the fork of a branch ... down said branch to the creek ... up the creek to GAMBILL ford ... with BILLINGS line so as to divide the hill & swamp to the beginning. Signed: Jas. C. PARSONS. Wits: Caleb PARSONS, John M. PARSONS, Volney C. PARSONS, J.S. PARSONS. Proved May 11, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. May 11, 1878. 4:13
 
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Nov. 15, 1878 Jas. A. ESTEP & wife Lydia to S.C. PARSONS, a tract of land on Potato Creek known as the J.L. HAMM tract [no acreage stated], for $900 plus interest due in installments for 9 years. Beg. at a clift of rocks on the east side of Potato Creek at W.H. BILLINGS corner ... crossing the creek & swamp to a ledge of rocks at the foot of the hill ... along the foot of the hill to the Bill HASH Branch so as to include the swamp ... crossing the creek ... the old field ... a path ... John PARSONS ... W.B. PARSONS ... the fork of a branch ... down said branch to the creek ... up the creek to the GAMBILL ford ... with BILLINGS line so as to divide the hill to the beginning. Signed: Jas. A. ESTEP, Lydia (X) ESTEP. Wits: John M. PARSONS, Volney C. PARSONS. Proved Jan. 4, 1878, by Lydia ESTEP & by oath of John M. PARSONS. Reg. Jan. 4, 1878. 4:10
 
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Nov. 18, 1878 State of NC to John SWINDAL, 55 acres on Elk Creek adj. an old field & Caleb OSBORN. Entered July 16, 1878. (Alleghany Land Grant No. 131.) 5:338
 
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Nov. 21, 1878 Hesekiah WILLEY & wife Polly to Elizabeth CONKLIN, tract of land on Little River [no acreage stated] adj. John TRUITT?, a branch, the fence above Elizabeth CONKLIN's Spring House, & Wm. CHOAT, for $1. Signed: Hesekiah WILLEY, Mary (X) WILLEY. Wit: Hardin PHIPPS. Proved June 15, 1885 (ack'd). Reg. June 19, 1885. 5:506
 
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Nov. 25, 1878 Timothy MURPHY & wife Mahala of Alleghany Co., NC, to Thomas DAVIS of Yadkin Co., NC, 2 tracts of land [no acreage stated] on a branch of Fishers? River, adj. [??] GENTRY & Timothy MURPHY, for $300. Signed: Timothy MURPHY, Mahala (X) MURPHY. [No wits.] Proved Jan. 14, 1879 (ack'd); P.C. HIGGINS, J.P. 7:302
 
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Nov. 29, 1878 Angus M. MOOR to Wm. E. HARDIN, [chattel mortgage], 1 black mare, to secure $100 debt. Signed: Angus M. MOORE. Wit: J.R. WYATT. Proved Nov. 28, 1878, by J.R. WYATT. 4:150
 
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Dec. 2, 1878 James THOMAS of Richmond, VA, to John B. CONNELLY of Buncombe Co., NC, for love & affection, 730 acres in Alleghany Co., NC, on Brush Creek, being the same land conveyed to said THOMAS in the following deeds:300 acres from John ANDERS on Oct. 6, 1862 [DB 1:126]; 100 acres from Aaron WOODRUFF, Dec. 2, 1862 [DB 1:159]; and 330 acres from Moses WOODRUFF, July 25, 1863 [DB 1:160]. Signed: James THOMAS, Mary W. THOMAS. [No wits.] Proved Dec. 4, 1878, in Richmond, VA (ack'd). Reg. July 8, 1880. 4:411
 
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Dec. 4, 1878 H.A. DUNCAN & wife Mary to Rose Ann DUNCAN, a tract of land on Little River [no acreage stated] adj. Garfield HACKLER, a ridge, a spring, Creed EDWARDS, A. WOODRUFF, a branch, & a large rock, for $500. Signed: H.A. DUNCAN, Mary DUNCAN. [No wits.] Proved Dec. 4, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. Dec. 11, 1878. 4:176
 
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Dec. 4, 1878 Rose Ann DUNCAN to H.A. & Mary DUNCAN, [mortgage deed], tract of land on Little River [no acreage stated] adj. Garfield HACKLER, a ridge, a spring, & a large rock, to secure $300 debt. Signed: Rose Ann DUNCAN. Wits: Berry EDWARDS, W.C. FIELDS. Proved Dec. 4, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. Dec. 4, 1878. 4:178
 
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Dec. 6, 1878 J.M. WAGGONER & wife Sarah Ann, I.C. WAGGONER & wife Sarah E., Creed M.N. WAGGONER & wife Salida, Louisee J. LANDRETH & Martin LANDRETH, Read MILLER & wife Fanny, & H.J. LONG & wife Ellen, to Jacob B. SHEETS & wife Martha A.J. SHEETS, the tract of land where Daniel WAGGONER died [no acreage stated], adj. the line between Sarah WAGGONER & Elyda JOINES, the old Daniel HOPPERS line, & the line between Daniel & Isom WAGGONER, for $750. Signed: J.M. WAGGONER, S.A. WAGGONER, Isom C. WAGGONER, Sarah (X) WAGGONER, Creed M.N. WAGGONER, Salina (X) WAGGONER, Read MILLER, Fannie MILLER, H.J. LONG, Ellen (X) LONG. Wit: Josiah CAUDILL. Proved Oct. 25, 1879 (ack'd); Josiah CAUDILL, J.P. Reg. Mar. 22, 1880. [Note: 2nd page of this deed is on p.423.] 4:421
 
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Dec. 9, 1878 Clayborn RICHARDSON & wife Nancy to Thomas B. RICHARDSON, 153 acres on Cranberry Creek adj. Clayborne RICHARDSON, Hendry RICHARDSON, A.J. TAYLOR, Polly OSBORNE, & a cond'l line between said Clayborne RICHARDSON & T.B. RICHARDSON, for $200. Signed: Clayborn RICHARDSON, Nancy (X) RICHARDSON. Wits: A.J. WARDEN, Jr., Jas. M. WARDEN. Proved Mar. 27, 1909, by A.J. WARDEN, Jr. Reg. Apr. 1, 1909. 24:119
 
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Dec. 12, 1878 Meredith RICHARDSON & wife Sesa to Daniel JOINES, tract of land on Little River where Elydia JOINES now lives [no acreage stated], for $130. Boundaries set forth in a deed from Elydia JOINES to Jacob HOPPERS. Signed: Meredith RICHARDSON, Sessa (X) RICHARDSON. Proved Jan. 28, 1879 (ack'd). Reg. Dec. 24, 1885. 6:131
 
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Dec. 16, 1878 Margaret A. DUNCAN to A.J. CARSON, [mortgage deed], tract of land on Little River adj. CARSON & the old line, excepting some of the lands on the bank of the river contracted to Newton WOODRUFF. To secure $1,269 debt. Signed: Margaret A. DUNCAN. Wit: E.L. VAUGHAN. Proved Dec. 17, 1878 (ack'd). Reg. Sept. 5, 1879. 4:294
 
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Dec. 18, 1878 Solomon MABE & wife Margaret to Riley P. STAMPER, 95 acres on Prathers Creek where said MABE now lives, adj. R.P. STAMPER, E.J. MABE, the branch, Eli OSBORN, for $125. Signed: Solomon MABE, Margaret MABE. Wits: H.S. REEVES, Thomas PRICE. Proved Dec. 18, 1878 (ack'd); H.S. REEVES, J.P. Reg. Mar. 18, 1879. 4:170
 
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Dec. 18, 1878 John M. JONES to Benjamin RICHARDSON, $600 bond, to be void if John M. JONES makes good & lawful title to 30 acres on Long Branch, being the land bought of Thomas JONES & Solomon B. JONES. Signed: John M. JONES, N.V. JONES. Wit: Nathan WEAVER. Proved Sept. 10, 1897, by Nathan WEAVER. Reg. Sept. 20, 1897. 11:347
 
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Dec. 19, 1878 Solomon CROUSE to Wm. EDWARDS, agreement concerning a racehorse called "the celebrated Manassen," formerly owned by Jas. HAMPTON & swapped for a filly which said CROUSE got off Richard CHEEK. The said CROUSE will turn Manassen over to William EDWARDS on Mar. 1, 1879, who will select the groom & territory for running the horse for the 1879 season; otherwise EDWARDS will have the right to sell Manussen to recover 1/2 of the book [winnings] for the 1878 season according to the books kept by Thos. EDWARDS. Signed: Solomon CROUSE. Wits: R.F. BALLARD, Joseph N. EDWARDS. Proved July 1, 1879, by J.N. EDWARDS. Reg. Jan. 1, 1879. [Margin note]:Mortgage satisfied Mar. 8, 1879. 4:197
 
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Dec. 21, 1878 Daniel JOINES & wife to D.C. EDWARDS, [mortgage deed], 2 tracts of land. 1st tract: bounded by the lands of a deed executed by Lydia JOINES to Jacob HOPPERAS [HOPPERS] on May 9, 1877, & recorded in DB No. 2 [2:400]. 2nd tract: the tract of land on which the said Daniel JOINES now lives, adj. the River & the courses of a deed executed by Magor JOINES to Daniel JOINES [1:245], adj. W. WHITED [WHITEHEAD] & the 1st tract. To secure $300 debt due Dec. 21, 1879, and Dec. 21, 1880, according to a certain bond executed to E.L. VAUGHAN & transferred to D.C. EDWARDS. Signed: Daniel JOINES, N.J. JOINES. Wits: Isom WAGGONER, E.L. VAUGHAN. Proved Mar. 31, 1879 (ack'd). 5:5
 
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Dec. 21, 1878 D.C. EDWARDS to Daniel JOINES, a tract of land belonging to Jacob HOPPERS, for $51. Sold at public auction on Dec. 21, 1878, by virtue of a mortgage given by Jacob HOPPERS on May 9, 1877 [DB 2:400]. Signed: D.C. EDWARDS. Wits: Isom WAGGONER, E.L. VAUGHAN. Proved Dec. 24, 1885, by E.L. VAUGHAN; J.C. WELCH, J.P. Filed Dec. 28, 1885. 6:436
 
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Dec. 28, 1878 Joshua CROUSE & Drusy PARSONS were united in matrimony by Nathan WEAVER, J.P., in Prathers Creek Township. Wits: Alex BLACK, H.J. WILLIAMS, Martin CROUSE. [These entries follow]:"I Martin CROUSE do agree for my son Joshua CROUSE to marry to whom he will. Dec. 28th 1878"; Signed: Martin () CROUSE. "I M.B. WILLIAMS certify that I am consentive to the marriage of Joshua CROUSE & Drucy PARSONS this 12th day of Jany 1877"; Signed: M.B. WILLIAMS. Reg. Jan. 28, 1879. 5:4

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