Stocks Family Deeds

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Isaac Stocks to Isaac Hardee, March 19, 1791
Pitt Deed Book M, p. 588

This Indenture made this 19th of March in the Year of our Lord Christ One thousand Seven hundred & Ninety One. Between Isaac STOCKS in Pitt County and State of North Carolina of the One part and Isaac HARDEE of the State and County aforsd. of the other part Witnesseth that the said Isaac STOCKS for and in consideration of the Sum of thirty Pounds Current Money of the State aforsd. to him in hand paid by the aforsd. Isaac HARDEE at and upon Sealing of these Presents the Receipt Whereof I do hereby Acknowledge, and myself therewith fully Satisfied & Contented. Hath Bargaind Granted and Sold & assigned Set over unto the said Isaac HARDEE, Son of William HARDEE his heirs and Assigns forever a Tract of Land lying and being in Pitt County & on Swift Creek, Beginning at a Water Oak on the Powels Swamp being the Beginning Tree of Shadk. ALLENS Patent and Runs from thence said Swamp to the Mouth Thereof from thence Runing down Swift Creek Swamp to the mouth of the first Small branch, from thence the Various Courses of said Branch to back line of said Shad. ALLEN Patent from thence to the Begining Containing by Estimation One hundred Acres be the same more or lerss. To have and to hold the aforsd. one hundred Acres of Land with the Appertanances and all Rights and Priveledges and improvements to the Same in any wise belonging to him said Isaac HARDEE for himself his heirs and Assigns for Ever, doth hereby Covenant and with the said Isaac HARDEE that the said Isaac HARDEE, his heirs and assigns shall and may for Ever hereafter Peaceably and Quietly have hold Occupy possess and Enjoy the aforsd. Land and premises without molestation of any person whatever, and Clear from all manner of Incumberances whatsoever and the said Isaac STOCKS do oblidge himself his heirs Excrs. Admns. or assigns To warrant and for Ever defend unto the said Isaac HARDEE his heirs for ever the aforsd. Granted Land and premises against the Lawfull Claim of any person or persons whatsoever and In Witness hereunto I have set my hand and fixed my Seal this 19th day of March 1791—
Signed Sealed & Delivd. Isaac (his mark) STOCKES {Seal}
In presence of }
Shadk. ALLEN
Hillery (his mark) STOCKS
July Term 1792 Ordered to be Registered

Isaac Stocks to Shadrach Allen, January 31, 1792
Pitt Deed Book M, p. 666

State of North Carolina Pitt County
This Indenture Made this 31st day of January One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Two. Between William STOCKS & Shadrach ALLEN of the Same State & County of the Other part Witnesseth that the sd. William STOCKS for and in consideration of the Sum of One hundred pounds Current money to him in hand paid at or before the sealing & Delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof he doth Acknowledge hath Granted bargained Sold & by these presents, Doth Grant bargain & Sell, alien & Confirm unto the said Shadrach ALLEN his heirs & Assigns for Ever a Certain Tract or parcel of Land Situated lying & being in the County of Pitt Beginning at the Mouth of the Meadow Branch a Gum Runing up the Creek, now Generaly Called the fork Swamp to a branch agreed upon Between John WILLIAMS & Thomas HARDEE which branch has been Considered a dividing branch Between the Plantation where Thomas HARDEE formerly lived & Isaac STOCKS Senr. then Runing up that branch to the Back line to a White Oak a Dividing Tree, then Down the Back line to the Meadow Branch, then down the Various Courses of the Meadow branch to the first Station Containing One hundred Acres more or less, Patented by Shadrach ALLEN Senr. Paten bearing Date June 6th 1752. Conveyed from Shadrach ALLEN to John WILLIAMS, from John WILLIAMS to Isaac STOCKS, from Isaac STOCKS to his son William STOCKS, from Wm. STOCKS to Shadrach ALLEN in Reference to said Titles will more fully appear & also Two hundred Acres more being given to the sd William STOCKS, with the Tract above Mentioned in his Fathers last will and Testament------
To have and to hold the aforsd. tracts of Land & premises unto him the said Shadrach ALLEN, his heirs and Assigns for Ever, to the only proper use unto him the said Shadrach ALLEN, his heirs & Assigns for Ever, & the sd. William STOCKS for for myself my heirs Excrs. Admrs. or Assigns do hereby Warrant & defend the sd Land & premises against sall & sd manner of persons Claiming from by or under, him or them will warrant & for Ever Defend the aforsd. Tracts of Land with Every profit & advantage therewith Belonging, Ways waters or Water Courses Minds Minerals Heredetiments and Appurtanaces to the sd. Land belonging or Apportimony will warrant & for Ever Defend unto him the Shadrach ALLEN, his heirs & assigns for Ever the Grave Yard excepted only which is near or under a persimmon Tree About thirty feet in Length & Ten feet Wide & No more. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the day & Year first Above Written----
Signed Sealed & Delivd. William (his mark) STOCKS {Seal}
In presence of }
Simon BURNEY
Saml. (his mark) KIGHT
Henry BURNEY
October Term 1792 Ordered to be Registered

Elizabeth Stocks to John Dew, July 21, 1793
Statement of Margill Stocks, widow of Isaac Stocks 1791

Pitt Deed Book M, p. 802
State of North Carolina Pitt County
Know all men by these presents that I Elizabeth STOCKS of the County and State aforsd. for and In consideration of the sum of Seventy Two pounds to me in hand paid by John DEW of the County and State aforsd. whereof I do hereby Acknowledge the Receipt and myself therewith fully Satisfied have Bargained Sold & Delivered and by these presents do bargain Sell and Deliver unto the said John DEW One Negro man named Ben. To have and to hold to the Proper use and behoof of him the said John DEW his heirs Excrs. Admrs. and Assigns for Ever and I the said Elizabeth STOCKS for myself and heirs Excrs. Admrs. the said bargained Negro unto the said John DEW his heirs Excrs. Admrs. and Assigns against all person or persons do warrant and Defend for Ever by these presents In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Twenty first Day of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & Ninety three—and in the Eighteenth Year of the Independance of the United States of America.
Signed Sealed & Deliverd Elizabeth (her mark) STOCKS {Seal}
In the presence of us}
James HANDCOCK
Hardee HANDCOCK
July term 1793 Ordered to be Registered

I hereby Certify that on the fifth day of May 1791 that Margill STOCKS came before me & Confest that the Land her Descd. Husband Isaac STOCKS Sold to Thos WILLAND it being the Land that Came by her that she freely Consented to the Sale of it & that she lays no Claim to it at all. Henry CANNON JP
July term 1793 Ordered to be Registered

Absolum Causey and wife Frances to Shadrach Allen, April 28, 1794
Pitt Deed Book N, p. 157

This Indenture made This the 28th day of April One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Four Between Absolom CAUSEY & Frances CAUSEY his wife of the State of North Carolina and County of Craven of the One part & Shadrach ALLEN of the same State & County of Pitt of the Other part Witnesseth that for and inconsideration of the sum of Forty five pounds to them in hand paid by the Said Shadrach ALLEN the receipt whereof they do hereby Acknowledge themselves fully Satisfyd & paid hath Bargained & Sold & by these presents do Bargained sell set over & Confirm unto the said Shadrach ALLEN A Certain tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Pitt on the North side of Swift Creek & No Side of Turkey Cock Swamp Joining the said Shadrach ALLENS Own land It being the Land & plantation where Isaac STOCKS Decd. formerly lived Containing four Hundred Acres more or less part of the said Land and plantation Pattend by Isaac STOCKS & a part purchased of Shadrach ALLEN decd. & the Half of the sd. Land & plantation Conveyed by the said Isaac STOCKS to his Daughter Frances STOCKS by the Last Will & Testament of the said Isaac STOCKS and we the said Absolom CAUSEY & Frances his Wife do Warrant and forever Defend unto him the said Shadrach ALLEN his Heirs & assigns for ever the Half of the said Land and Plantation which being Two Hundred Acres more or less from our Heirs our selves Administrators or Assigns to have and to hold the said Land & premises with every profit & Advantage thereunto belonging with all Buildings Orchards Fields & fences water & water Courses unto him the said Shadrach ALLEN his Heirs Exctrs. or Assigns forever & we the said Absolom CAUSEY & Frances CAUSEY do warrant & forever defend the said Land & premises from the Lawfull Claim or Claims of any person or persons Whatsoever
I Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & Seals the day & year first Above Written
Signed Sealed & Deliverd Absolom (his mark) CAUSEY {Seal}
In presents of ------ Frances (her mark) CAUSEY {Seal}
J. COART
Simon BURNEY
Can SMITH
Ordered to be Registered April Term 1794----
State of North Carolina Pitt County
Agreeable to Order of Court April Term 1794 to me directed to Examine Frances CAUSEY on the Conveyance of Land. I hereby Certify that Frances CAUSEY Came before me on the 20 of June 1794 and being Privately Examined that the Deed above Conveyed by her to Shadrach ALLEN for 200 acres was of her own Free will & accord and that she was not forsd. into the Act by thret but did it of Choice
given under my hand this 20th of June 1794 J. COART JP

Phillip Causey and wife Susanna to Shadrach Allen, December 24, 1791
Pitt Deed Book N, p. 161

This Indenture made This the 24th of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety One between Phillip CAUSEY & Susanna CAUSEY his wife of the One part of the County of Pitt & State of North Carolina & Shadrach ALLEN of the same State & County aforesaid of the Other Part Witnesseth that for and inconsideration of the sum of Fifty four pounds to the said Phillip & Susanna CAUSEY to them in hand paid by the Said Shadrach ALLEN at or before the Sealing & Delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof we do hereby Acknowledge and therefore doth release acquit & Discharge our Executors Admrs & by these presents he the said Phillip CAUSEY & Susanna CAUSEY have granted bargained sold Alined & Confirmed unto the said Shadrach ALLEN his Heirs & assigns a Certain piece or parcel of Land Situated lying and being in the County of Pitt & State afsd. laying on Swift Creek extending to or near Turkey Cock Swamp it being the Half of the Land & plantation where Isaac STOCKS formerly Lived and also being the Half of the Four Hundred Acres which the aforesaid Isaac STOCKS gave to his Daughter Susanna now the wife of the said Phillip CAUSEY It being the Half of Four Hundred Acres more or less. To have and to hld the aforesaid Land and premises unto with every profit & Advantage thereunto belong with all Houses buildings Orchards ways waters & water Courses profitts & Commodities heredeties unto appertenances whatsoever to the said premises hereby Granted or any part thereof belonging or in anywise Appertaining & the reversion or reversions remainder remainders Issues & profitts thereof & all the Estate Right Title & Interest unto the said Shadrach ALLEN his Heirs & assigns for ever & we the said Phillip CAUSEY Susanna CAUSEY do Warrant & Defend the aforesd. Tract of Land from themselves their Heirs Admrs. & Assigns unto him the said Shadrach ALLEN his Heirs Exctrs. Admrs. or Assigns for ever In Witness we have hereunto set our hands & Seals the day & year Above Written
Signed Sealed & Delivd. Phillip (his mark) CAUSEY {Seal}
In presents of Susanna (her mark) CAUSEY {Seal}
Simon BURNEY
Sarah CANNON
Wm (his mark) STOCKS
Ordered to be Registered July Term 1794----
State of North Carolina Pitt County
Agreeable to order of Court April Term 1794 to me directed. I hereby Certify that Susanna CAUSEY Came before me and being privately Examined, said that the above Signed Deed she signed her rite Over to Shadrach ALLEN Esq. for the above mentioned Land of her own free will and Accord and that she was not Constrained to Sign the same given under my hand this 20th of June 1794 J. COART JP

Division of Estate of John Stocks, dec’d., May 1802
Pitt Deed Book P, page 159

Persuant to an order of Pitt Court February term 1802 to the signed Commissioners Directed to lay off & sett apart and Divide the lands of John STOCKES dec’d. Among the lawfull representatives of said decd after being qualified agreeable to law we have Divided the land in the following manner Vize…
Lott No. 1 we have laid off & set apart unto Amos STOCKS one of the Heirs of said dec’d. his share in the following manner Vizt. Begining at an ash and Maple in the edge of the swamp of the fork swamp of swift creek the uper corner on sd swamp of widows dower then running the Dower line west 34 poles to a stake in center of three pines then South the plantation 200 poles to a gum and small white Oak on the main prong of swift Creek then down the main prong of Swift Creek to the fork prong of Swift creek then up the fork prong Swift Creek and winding thereof to begining Containing fifty four & one half acres Valued at 15/ L40.17.6
Lott No. 5 Furney STOCKS to pay Amos STOCKES the sum of 32.8.9 to make his Share Equal in value----
Lott No. 2 we have laid off & sett apart unto Asa STOCKS of the Heirs of said decd. his Share in following manner Begining at a stake in center of three pines the second corner of Lott No. 1 then runing with Dower line west 44 pole to a black Oak in said line then south 200 pole to a white Oak on Swift Creek then down said Creek side to Amos STOCKSES corner a gum and white Oak then north with his line to the begining containing 55 Acres valued at 12/6 L34.7.6 Furney STOCKS to pay Asa STOKES L29.5—Isaac STOCKES pays Asa STOCKS L9.13.9—to make his share equal in value---- We lade off and set apart unto Isaac STOCKS his share as follows
Lott No. 3 Begining at black oak in the Dower line the second corner of No. 2 then Down the dower line west 55 pole to a pine in said line then south 195 pole to Swift Creek swamp then down the said of said creek to an oak stake corner a white Oak thence his line north 200 pole to the begining 68 Acres Valued 25/ L 85—the above mentioned is one of the Heirs of said Dec’d.—Isaac STOCKS to pay Asa STOCKS L9.13.9 Isaac STOCKS to pay Cannon STOCKS 40/---
Lott No. 4 we have lade off & sett a part unto Cannon STOCKS his share he being one of the Heirs of said Decd. his Share as following manner Begining at a pine on Dower line the second corner of lott No 3 Isaac STOCKS corner then west 48 pole thence north 37 d wt ke? pole to the pattent line near a Tar Kil bed then no. 16 d. wt. 22 pols to the center of three pines near a pond the 7th of the 177 Acre survey—then the reverse of said line South 54 wt. 40 pole to a ky cary tree CANNONS & George SMITH corner on SMITHS cut & own Ground then South 68 Et 15 pole to a large pine on the mouth of a branch called the Cross branch on Swift Creek thence down Swift Creek Swamp and windings thereof to a Gum on Swift Creek the third corner of the third cn then that line which is Isaac STOCKES line north 196 pole to the begining containing 65 Acres Valued @ 20/ L65-0-0 Isaac STOCKS pays Cannon STOCKS 40/-- Abram STOCKS pays Cannon STOCKS L6.6.3 to make his share equal in Value----
Lott No. 5 we have laid off & set apart unto Furney STOCKS one of the Heirs of said Decd. his Share in following manner Begining at a white Oak the Begining corner of 500 Acre pattent then that line South 71 Degrees west 66 pole to a pine the corner of said Pattent then with said other pattent line south 45 degr west 145 pole to a stake near a tar Kil bed then south 37 Et. 16 pole then East to the Dower line 191 to an ash and Maple in Swift Creek the widows dower corner then up the windings of Swift Creek Swamp to the begining including the peach orchard field containing 90 Acres Valued at 20/ L135.0.0 Furney STOCKS pays Amos STOCKS 32.8.9 Furney STOCKS pays Asa STOCKS L29.5 to make their proprotion Equal in value---
Lott No. 6 we have laid off and set apart unto Abraham STOCKS one of the Heirs of said Deceased his Share in following manner Begining at a white Oak on Swift Creek the begining corner of the 500 Acre survey then runing that line south 71 degrees west 66 pole to apine the other corner of said pattent then along the Other line No. 20 degrees wt. 220 pole to James HANDCOCKS said line on south side of Spring branch then down the side of said branch and aline of trees marked at random to a gum at the mouth of said branch on Swift Creek then East 32 pole to the Begining line of 500 acre pattent then along the given line south 14 degrees East to the Begining. Containing 89 ½ Acres valued at 22/6 L98.8.9 Abraham STOCKS pay Cannon STOCKS L6.6.3 Abraham STOCKS pays Levi STOCKS L12.15.3 Abraham STOCKS pays John STOCKS L6.5.0 to make their Shares Equal in value
Lott No. 7 we have lade off and set apart unto Levi STOCKS one of the Heirs of said Decd. his Share in the following manner Begining at apine the second corner of the 500 Acre survey then runing north 30 degres wt. 146 pole to a stake then wt. 125 pole to apine in a meadow the begfining of the 177 Acre pattent then the given line of said pattent south 21 ½ degrees East 230 to the center of three pines in a meadow or pond Cannon STOCKS corner then his line South 16 deg. Et. 22 pole to the pattent line then along that line north 45 dgs. East 148 pole to the Begining Containing 162 Acres Valued at 7/6 pr acre L60.15 Abraham STOCKS to pay Levi STOCKS L12.11.3 to make his Share Equal in Value.
Lott No. 8 we have lade off and set apart unto John STOCKS one of the Heirs of said Decd. his share in the following manner Begining at a large pine in the Edge of Swift Creek in the given line of the 500 Acre survey then runing north 80 degr. Wt. 220 pole to a stake in the center of three Jacks said STOCKS corner then along his line south 49 degrees wt. 76 pole thence south 152 to a pine then East 49 pole to a line of marked trees made by Simon BURNEY Senr. & John STOCKS Senr. then along that line of the marked trees now James HANDCOCKS line to a red oak on the Spring branch then down the apor? Spring branch and said line trees made at random to a white Oak on Swift Creek then east 29 pole to the given line of 500 Acre pattent then along that line north 184 degrees west to the begining Containing 161 Acres Valued @ 8/-- L64.8 Abraham STOCKS to pay John STOCKS L6..5- Henry STOCKS pays John STOCKS L2.13.3
Lott No. 9 we have of & set apart unto Henry STOCKS one of the Heirs of said Deced his Share in the following manner Viz Begining at a large pine on the Edge of Swift Creek in the giving line of the 500 Acre pattent John STOCKS Begining then runing John STOCKSS line No. 80 degrees wt. 220 pole to a stake in the center of three Jack oaks and James HANDCOCKS line then his No. 48.d Et. 280 pole to a small white oak on Swift Creek Swamp the last corner of the 500 acre pattent then the giving line of the said pattent to the begining containing 152 Acres Valued @ 10/ L 76 Henry STOCKS pays John STOCKS L2.13.3
Given under our hands as Commissioners this ---day of May 1802.
Sherw. HINES Surveyor
Dennis CANNON, John RICE, Lewis CANNON, Simon BURNEY Commissioners}
May term 1802 the Commissioners appointed to Divide the lands belonging to the Heirs of John STOCKS Dec’d. have made this report to Court ordered to be Registered George EVANS Clk

Philip Causey and wife Susanna to Shadrach Allen, May 2, 1803
Pitt Deed Book Q, p. 54

This Indenture made This the Second day of May in the year of our lord one thousand Eight hundred and three Between Philip COSWAY and Susanna CAUSEY his wife of the County of Craven and State of North Carolina of the one part and Shade ALLEN of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina of the other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the Sum of twenty pounds Current Money in hand paid unto the Said Philip COSSEY and Susanna his wife by the Said Shade ALLEN hath bargained and Sold by these presents and do hereby give grant Convey and set over unto the said Shade ALLEN his heirs and assigns forever a Certain track or parcel of land lying and and being in the County of Pitt & State of North Carolina aforesaid Begining at a stake where formerly stood a water Oak formerly ALLENS Corner on the South edge of powels Swamp Near the Edge of the Road now HARDEES Corner and Runs with said line South 13 East 105 pole to a poast oak in Said line on the west side of the Road thence with a line of Marked trees through Powels Swamp to a pine in the Island of Said Swamp in gum thicket in Said Island of the Said Swamp then North 82 West to the begining Containing fifty Acres more or less Containing the land where the Widow Sarah STOCKES Now lives Patented by Isaac STOCKES Senr Joining the land of Shade ALLEN he bought of Wm STOCKES to have and to hold the aforesaid track of land with all and every preveledge profit and advantage of every kind as the Said land in any wise belonging unto the sd. Shadrick ALLEN his heirs and assigns forever and we the Said Philip CAUSEY and Susanna CAUSEY do hereby oblidge ourselves our hiers Administrators Executors or assigns to warrent ourselves And defend forever unto him the said Shadereck ALLEN his hiers and assigns forever the Said premises free and Clear from the Claim of any person or persons whatsoever In Witness whereof we have hereunto Set our hands and Seals the day and year first above written
Signed Sealed & Deliverd Philip (his mark) CAUSEY {Seal}
In presence of Susanna (her mark) CAUSEY {Seal}
James KIRKMAN
John (his mark) STOCKS
Henry SMITH
Pitt County February Term 1805
This Deed was exhibited into open Court and proved as to Philip CAUSEY in due form of law by the oath of Henry SMITH a Subscribing Witness there to ordered to be Registered
Attest George EVANS Clk

Margret Stocks, John Stocks and Rachel Stocks to Dennis Cannon, Jr., Sept. 27, 1806
Pitt Deed Book Q, p. 327

This Indenture made the 27th of September 1806 Between Margret, John and Rachel STOCKS on one part and Dennis CANNON Junr. on the other Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the Sum of one hundred Dollars to us in Hand paid unto the Said Dennis CANNON the Receipt whereof we do acknowledge that we are fully Satisfied and Lawfully Paid have bargained Sold and for we set over Unto him the Said Dennis CANNON he his Heirs and assigns forever a certain Tract of Land Situated in the State of North Carolina Pitt County in Swift Creek in Swamp Being part of a Pattent granted to John CAUSEY for four hundred Acres Bearing Date the 28th April 1762, Beginning at a gum in the creek Run The upper line of Said patent and Runs with Said line South one hundred and fifty one poles to a pine on the edge of the creek then South Seventy two East, Twenty two poles to a water Oak then North Eighty two East twenty eight poles to a water oak thence South forty one East forty four poles to a red oak Thence South twenty one East thirty two pole to a water oak thence North Sixty one East eighteen poles to a water oak thence North fifty five East forty poles to a Stake centered by two water oaks and a gum thence North forty eight pole to the Creek Run then with the various courses of the Same to the Beginning for Eighty eight Acres To have and to hold the land Hereby conveyed with all the appurtanances there unto Belonging to which Presents we bind ourselves our heirs Executors Administrators and assigns to warrant ourselves and forever Defend the same to him the Said Dennis CANNON Junr. his heirs Executors administrators and assigns for ever in peaceable and quiet possession to have possess and enjoy the Same free and Clear from the Lawful claim or claims of any person or persons Claiming any Right Title or Interest therein In Witness whereof we herewith set our Hands and Seals Day and Date above written---
Signed Sealed & Delivered Margret (her mark) STOCKS {Seal}
In presence of John (his mark) STOCKS {Seal}
W BROWNING Rachel (her mark) STOCKS {Seal}
Samuel KIGHT
Pitt County February Term 1807 This Deed was exhibited into open court and proved in due form of Law on oath by William BROWNING one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto ordered to Be Registered---
Richard EVANS for George EVANS Clk

Sale by James Handcock, guardian of Adocia Stocks to Cannon Smith, Nov. 3, 1807
Pitt Deed Book R, p. 81

Where as by an order of the worshipful Court of Pitt County Made at august Term 1807 on a petition of James HANDCOCK Senr. Guardian of Adocia STOCKS it was ordered that two negroes mentioned in the petition Should be sold by James HANCOCK Guardian of Adocia STOCKS at six months Credit in pursuance of which order and by Virtue of the authority of the said James HANDCOCK as Guardian of the said Adocia STOCKS the said James HANDCOCK did Expose to sale the negroes directed to be sold by the said order Vizt. a negro woman named Phillis and her Girl Ceilly at which sale Cannon SMITH Became the purchaser at the sum of two hundred and Eleven pound being the highest and greatest and last sum bid or offered for said negro at said sale now all men by these presents that James HANDCOCK Guardian of Adocia STOCKS for and inconsideration of the sum of two hundred and Eleven pounds Secured to be paid to me by Cannon SMITH have bargained sold and delivered and by these presents do bargain and deliver unto the said Cannon SMITH the said negroes Phillis & Ceilly to have and to hold the said negroes to the said Cannon SMITH his Executors administrators and assigns for ever In witness Whereof I the said James HANDCOCK have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of November 1807
Signed Sealed and Delivered James HANDCOCK {Seal}
In presence of}
David SMITH
Pitt County February Term 1808 This Bill of Sale was then exhibited into open Court and proved in due form of Law on oath By David SMITH a Subscribing Witness thereto ordered to be Registered
George EVANS Clk
By Richard EVANS

Nicholas Greenberry Causey, Margaret Stocks, John Stocks and Rachel Stocks to Stephen Kight, December 21, 1809
Pitt Deed Book T, p. 218

This Indenture made this 21st of December 1809 between Nicolas G CAUSEY, Maraget STOCKS, John STOCKS and Rachel STOCKS on the one part & Stephen KIGHT on the other part all of the State of North Carolina & County of Pitt Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the Sum of one hundred dollars by him in hand paid by the Said KIGHT the receipt where of they have acknowledged at & upon the parting of these presents the sd N. G. CAUSEY & Maraget STOCK John STOCK Rachel STOCK have Bargained Sold & forever ____? unto him the Said Stephen KIGHT him his heirs & assigns forever a certain tract of land in Said County of Pitt lying in Swift Creek Swamp being part of a Pattent Granted John CAUSEY bearing date the 28 of April 1768 for four hundred Acres beginning at a Stake the Creek run & runs South to a Stake centered by two waiter Oaks & runs on the South edge of Said Creek then down the various courses of the line unto the given line of Sd four hundred Acres patten then with the Same South 66 east to the Creek run then with the various courses of Said run to the beginning for eighty eight Acres according to the bounds be the Same more or less To have and to hold the Said land & premises so with Right title & Interest therein to belonging to which premises we bind our selves our heirs and assigns to Warrant & forever defend the same to him the Said KIGHT to him & his heirs assigns forever in peaceable and quiet possession to have hold and enjoy the Same free & clear from the Lawful claim or claims of any person or persons In witness where of we have hereunto set our Hand & Seals date above written
Signed Sealed & Deliverd N. Greenburey CAUSEY {Seal}
In presence of Margaret (her mark) STOCKS {Seal}
Simon BURNEY John (his mark) STOCKS {Seal}
Daniel (his mark) COX Jt Rachel (her mark) STOCKS {Seal}
Pitt County February Term 1816 This deed was exhibited into open Court & proved in due form of law on oath by Daniel COX one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto ordered that it be registered---
Alexander EVANS Clk

Margaret Stokes [Stocks] to William Causway [Causey], Aug. 27, 1824
Pitt Deed Book CC, p. 450

This Indenture made the 27th of August the Year of Our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Twenty four Between Margaret STOCKS of Pitt County and State of North Carolina on the one part and William CAUSWAY of the County and State of the other part Witnesseth that the said Margaret STOCKS for and in Consideration of the Sum of Thirty Dollars Current money of the State of North Carolina to her in hand paid or secured to be paid therewith she is fully Satisfied Contented and paid hath Given Granted bargained and sold unto him the said William CAUSWAY and his heirs and assigns forever a Certain tract or parcel of Land lying and being on the __th of Swift Creek Swamp and on the south side of the road Containing by estimation thirty five Acres more or less to have and to hold said tract of Land and the appertainances unto him the said William CAUSWAY his heirs and assigns forever To the only proper and behoof of him the said William CAUSWAY his heirs and assigns forever-- In witness whereof the said Margaret STOCKS hath hereunto set her hand and seal the Day and Year first above written
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of} Margaret [X] STOCKS {Seal}
Hardee SMITH
Allen CHANCE
State of North Carolina Pitt County November Term 1824 this Deed was Exhibited into open Court and proved in due form of Law on oath by Hardee SMITH a witness thereto ordered that it be registered---
George EVANS Clk

Margaret Stocks to Allen CHANCE, Aug. 27, 1824
Pitt Deed Book CC, p. 546

This Indenture made the 27th of August the Year of Our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Twenty four between Margaret STOKES [STOCKS] of Pitt County and State of NoCarolina on the one part and Allen CHANCE of the County and State of the other part Witnesseth that the said Margaret STOCKS for and in Consideration of the Sum of Ten Dollars Current money of the State of North Carolina to her in hand paid or secured to be paid therewith she is fully Satisfied contented and paid hath Given Granted bargained and sold unto the said Allen CHANCE and his Heirs and assigns forever a Certain Tract or parcel of Land lying and being on the north side of Swift Creek Swamp, Containing by estimation five hundred acres more or less the lands she lives on at this time to have and to hold the said Tract of Land unto his own use the said Allen CHANCE his Heirs and assigns forever To the only proper use and behoof of him the said Allen CHANCE In witness whereof the said Margaret STOKES [STOCKS] hath hereunto set her hand and seal the day and Year first above written
Signed Sealed and Delivered Margaret STOCKS {Seal}
in presents of}
Hardee SMITH
William BURNEY
State of North Carolina Pitt County} William BURNEY a subscribing Witness to the foregoing Deed personally appeared before me Willie P. MANGUM one of the Judges of the Superior Courts of Law and Equity for the State aforesaid and duly proved the Execution of the foregoing Deed Let it therefore be registered this 8th of September 1826 Willie P. MANGUM JSCL &

John Van Pelt Senr. & John Van Pelt Junr. to James Stocks, Mar. 15, 1819
Pitt Deed Book CC, page 4

This Indenture made this fifteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and nineteen between John Van Pelt Senr. and John Van Pelt Junr. both of the County Pitt County and State of North Carolina of the one part and James STOCKS of the other part of the same State and County aforesaid witnesseth that the said John Van Pelt Senr. and John Van Pelt Junr. for and in Consideration of the sum of one thousand

John Van Pelt Senr. & John Van Pelt Junr. to Lewis Stocks, Mar. 15, 1819
Pitt Deed Book CC,

This Indenture made this fifteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen between Van Pelt Senr. and John Van Pelt Junr. of the County Pitt and State of North Carolina of the one part and Lewis STOCKS of the other part of the same State and County witnesseth that the said John Van Pelt Senr. and John Van Pelt Junr. for and in Consideration of the sum of one thousand

Benjamin Tucker to Willis Harrell, January 1, 1822
Pitt Deed Book EE, page 48

State of North Carolina Pitt County
agreeable to the last Will and Testament of John STOCKS Decd. all the property left out of said will was to be sold on a Credit of Six Months by Benjamin TUCKER his executor one tract of land containing one hundred & forty nine acres was offered for sale on the 25th of December 1821 Bidden of by Willis HARRELL who was the highest and last bidder which bid was three Hundred and twenty seven dollars the land Known by the name of the CARREL lands and now This Indenture made this 1st day of January in the year of our Lord 1822 Between Benjamin TUCKER of the State & County aforesaid of the one part and Willis HARREL of the other part, Witnesseth that for the valuable consideration of the sum of three hundred and twenty seven Dollars to me in hand paid by Willis HARRELL the receipt hereof I do Acknowledge & myself fully satisfied contented and paid have given granted Bargained and sold aliened set over Conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do bargain sell alien set over Convey and Confirm unto the said Willis HARREL his Heirs & assigns forever a Certain tract or parcel of Lands Containing one hundred and forty nine acres Lying and being in the County aforesaid Butted and Bounded as follows and on the east side of Swift Creek Beginning at a pine on the south side of the Mirey Branch thence South 75 poles with RINGGOLDS line to a stake in an old field thence west east 103 poles to a stake in a pocoson thence north 25 east 69 poles to a small red oak thence north 67 east 20 poles to apine in Sherrod HINES line thence along said HINES line north 60 poles to a Dead pine his corner thence along said HINES other corner line west 34 poles to a Boxwood in Mirey Branch thence up the various windings of the Edge of said branch to the Beginning To Have and to hold the aforesaid one Hundred & forty nine acres of land unto the said Willis HARREL his heirs and assigns forever & I the aforesaid Benjamin TUCKER do Warrant and Defend the aforesaid land as far as an Executor Can do In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and fixt my seal the day and date above Written.
In Witness Benjamin TUCKER {Seal}
Noah TISON
Micah HARREL
February Sessions 1827 then the above Deed from Benjamin TUCKER to Willis HARREL was acknowledged in open court by Benjamin TUCKER to be his act and Deed ordered to be registered
Attest James SHEPPPARD Clk

Susanna Stocks to Allen Stocks, July 11, 1826
Pitt Deed Book DD, page 344

State of North Carolina Pitt County
Know all men by these presents I Susanna STOCKS of the County and State afore have bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain and sell setover Convey and Confirm a certain tract or Parcel of Land situated in the County of Pitt unto Allen STOCKS of the County and State aforesaid for the Consideration of the Sum of Eighty Eight dollars and fifty Cents to her in hand paid by the said Allen STOCKS the Right and Payment I do hereby acknowledge my self fully satisfied Contented and paid have bargained and sold the aforesaid Premises of land Butted and Bounded as follows, Begining at a pine the said Allen STOCKS corner in the said STOCKS line thence along the said line South 37 poles to a pine STOCKS other corner then along TURNERS line South 58 ½ East or 48 3/3 of a pole to Abraham TURNERS Corner in said line thence along TURNERS line South 80 degrees East 60 pole to the Bee tree Branch thence up the run and middle of the Branch to a White Oak on the big Path thence North 53 ½ degrees west to the begining Containing Eighteen Acres. To have and to hold the aforesaid tract or parcel of Land with all appertenances thereunto belonging free from all Lawfull Claims of my self or any other Person or Persons unto the said Allen STOCKS his heirs and assigns forever and do Warrant and forever Defend the aforesaid Land free from all Claims of myself or any Other Person In Witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this the 11th day of July 1826.
Signed Sealed and Delivered Susanna (her mark) STOCKS {Seal}
In presence of us}
Benjamin TUCKER
Benjamin STOCKS
August Term 1826 then the above Deed from Susanna STOCKS to Allen STOCKS was Exhibited into Open Court and proved in Due form of Law by Benjamin TUCKER One of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto Ordered to be registered Attest James SHEPPPARD Clk

William Burney to Benjamin Stocks, Bill of Sale, 1835
Pitt County Deed Book GG, page 377

State of North Carolina Pitt County} Know all men by these presents that I William BURNEY administrator of the estate of Isaac STOCKS of the aforesaid county of Pitt and Benjamin STOCKS of the aforesd. county of the other part Witnesseth that for & in consideration of the Sum of Four hundred dollars to me in hand paid at and before the sealing & delivery of these presents the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged that I the said William BURNEY admr of the Estate of Isaac STOCKS do bargain sell alien unto Benj STOCKS one negro man Ben to have and to hold the above named negro free and clear from all lawful claims of myself my Heirs executors as admr. of the said STOCKS.
Signed Sealed in the presents of } Wm BURNEY admr {Seal}
Arden TUCKER
James R. HOYLE
August Sessions 1835} Then this bill of sale was exhibited into open court and proved in due form of Law on oath of James R. HOYLE a subscribing witness thereto Let it be registered
attest Archd. PARKER Clk

Moses Herrington to Joseph Ringgold, Bill of Sale, Feb. 27, 1835
Pitt County Deed Book GG, page 384

St of North Carolina Pitt County} Know all men by these presents that I Moses HERRINGTON admr of Benjamin STOCKS Dest by virtue of an order of Corte granted February Term 1835 in the county of Pitt advertise and sell agreeable to said order one negro man by the name of Ben now about or supposed to be thirty five years of age at which sale Joseph RINGGOLD became the highest and last bidder and for the sum of Four hundred and Ninety Eight Dollars and five cents being the highest and last bid have bargained sold conveyed unto him the said Joseph RINNGOLD the above named negro and I the said Moses HERRINGTON admr of said STOCKS dest do warrant and defend the title of said negro to him the said Joseph RINNGOLD in as full and perfect a manner as I am duty bound by Law to doe in witness I the said Moses HERRINGTON admr. have set my hand and seal February 27th 1835.
in the presents of } Moses HERRINGTON admr. {Seal}
John RINGGOLD
Rhoda (her mark) PAGE
August Sessions 1835} Then this bill of sale was exhibited into open court and acknowledged by Moses HERRINGTON to be his act and Deed let it be registered
attest Archd. PARKER Clk

Alfred Stocks to Joseph Ringgold, Jan. 20, 1836
Pitt County Deed Book GG, page 509

this Indenture made & entered into this twentyeth day of January one thousand Eight hundred & thirty six between Alfred STOCKS of the one part & Joseph RINGGOLD of the other part, Both of the County of Pitt & state of North Carolina Witnesseth that for the valuable consideration of the sum of one hundred and sixty six Dollars & fifty cents to me in hand paid by Joseph RINNGOLD the receipt is hereby acknowledged and I therewith fully satisfied contented and paid for a piece or parcel of Land lying & being in the county of Pitt & State aforesaid to me bargained and sold unto Joseph RINGGOLD the same & it is bounded as follows beginning at a pine said RINNGOLDS corner in the mouth of the Horsepen & piney branch on the west side of Swift creek and runs north sixty five east 16 poles to aon the east side of said Creek said RINGGOLDS & said STOCKES corner thence along said STOCKS line North 24 west 34 pole a long up the swamp to a stake thence across the swamp to the mouth of the maple branch thence up the run & windings of said branch to or near the head of said branch to a poplar or Gum marked for a corner by said STOCKS and RINGGOLD thence along agreed line between said STOCKS and said RINGGOLD North 89 poles to a pine a corner made between sd. STOCKS and said RINGGOLD thence south 67 wt 64 poles to John BRAXTONS line in the Horsepen branch thence down the said branch 14 pole to a pine sd. RINGGOLDS corner thence a long sd. RINGGOLDS other line down the sd. branch to an ash sd. RINGGOLDS other corner thence down the branch East to two Gums sd. RINGGOLDS other corner thence to the begining containing 80 acres the same be more or less to have and to hold all the above bargained land & premises that is within these bounds I warrant and defend the right title & interest unto Joseph RINGGOLD to him his Heirs & assigns forever and I the said Alfred STOCKS do for myself my Heirs executors & admrs. & assigns do covenant & agree with him the said RINGGOLD to give him a good and sufficient deed & this is a good & sufficient waranted and defended unto Joseph RINGGOLD from self my Heirs executors & admrs. & assigns forever unto the said Joseph RINNGOLD his Heirs executors & admrs. & assigns forever in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year above written then this deed was exhibited into open court & acknowledged in due form of Law by Alfred STOCKS to be his act and deed ordered to be registered Attest Archd PARKER Clk

Willie A. Blount to Abraham Stocks, Feb. 23, 1836
Pitt County Deed Book GG, page 501

This Indenture made this 23rd. day of February one thousand Eight hundred & thirty six Between William A BLOUNT of the State of North Carolina and County of Beaufort of the one part and Abraham STOCKS of the above written State & County of Pitt of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & twenty Seven Dollars Currency of the State of North Carolina to the said William A BLOUNT in hand paid by the said Abraham STOCKS the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given granted & sold and by these presents doth give grant bargain and sell unto the said Abraham STOCKS his Heirs & assigns Forever a certain tract or parcel of land situated and being in the county of Pitt beginning at chestnut white oak on the west side of the East prong of Swift Creek Joseph HARDEES and John WILLIAMS now Abraham STOCKES beginning tree and runs with Abraham STOCKS line South five East one hundred & forty poles then with another of the STOCKS lines south 56 East one hundred & Eight poles to the fork Swamp to the point of high Land where the two swamps form a Junction from thence East to the high Land Shade ALLENS Pattent then up the swamp No. 22 E 30 poles then No 2 E 20 poles to Mrs. STOCKS line then No 37 W 34 poles then No 8 E 60 poles No 39 west 80 poles to Joseph SMITHS line then No 20 west 28 poles no 30 E 74 poles then no 8 E 80 poles to the point of high Land on the upper side of Powells swamp from thence to the beginning containing by Estimation two hundred and fifty four and a fourth –To have and to hold the above described land with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto him the said Abraham STOCKS his Heirs & assigns forever and the said William A BLOUNT for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth covenant and agree to and with the said Abraham STOCKS his Heirs & assigns shall and may at all times have hold occupy possess the above Land with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging free and clear of all Incumberances claim or claims of any person or persons whatsoever In witness whereof the said William A BLOUNT hath hereunto set his Hand and affixed his seal the 23rd of Feby 1836
In presence of} W. A. BLOUNT {Seal}
R. L. MYERS
Cannon STOCKS
May Sessions 1836 then this Deed was Exhibited into open court and proved in due form of Law by the oath of Cannon STOCKS a Subscribing Witness thereto let it be registered Attest Archd PARKER Clk

Luke Albritton to John Stocks, Jan. 1844
Pitt County Deed Book LL, page 13

State of North Carolina Pitt County} No ye that I Luke ALBRITTON hath Bargained and sold to John STOCKS one negro woman named Jinnie supposed to be about twenty two years old for the sum of three hundred dollars to me in hand paid before the4 delivery of said negro and I the said ALBRITTON do warrant and defend the above mentioned negro to the said STOCKS all right and title to him and his heirs forever Witness my hand and seal the ---Day of January 1844.}
Test James NELSON Luke ALBRITTON
February Session 1845
Then the bill of sale from Luke ALBRITTON to John STOCKS was exhibited into open Court and proved in due form of Law by the oath of James NELSON a subscribing witness thereto let it be registered
Attest Archibald PARKER Clk

Cannon Stocks to Asa Stocks, Oct. 16, 1845
Pitt County Deed Book LL, page 173

This Indenture made this the 16th day of October 1845 between Cannon STOCKS of the one part and asa STOCKS of the other, all of the State of N. Carolina and County of Pitt witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Three hundred and fifty two dollars to him the said Cannon STOCKS in hand paid by the said Asa STOCKS the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have bargained sold and conveyed and do by these presents bargain , sell and convey unto the said Asa STOCKS a certain piece or parcel of land in the County and State aforesaid being part of three patents one for 20 acres one of 150 acres and the other 30 acres Beginning at two water oaks on the South side of Jumping run where formerly Stood a post oak, which tree was the beginning of the two patents and was from thence with said patent line No. 61 East 155 poles to a pine thence So. 61 155 poles to a lightwood stake, 20 acre corner in a meadow, thence East 32 poles to Dennis CANNONS line thence with said line South 30 degrees Wst 90 poles to a pine in said line thence So. 60 degrees East 110 poles to a red oak in flat swamp, thence So. 30 degrees Wst 44 poles & 4 links or 4/10 to the center of an oak and bay, thence North 60 degrees Wts 110 poles to the center of an oak & gum & pine thence South 30 degrees Wst 29 poles and six links to a lightwood stump Dennis CANNONS corner and also the corner of the 20 acre patent and thence to the beginning for two hundred Acres. To have and to hold the aforesaid lands with all improvements previledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the said Asa STOCKS he his heirs and assigns forever to which presents he the said Cannon doth bind himself his heirs and assigns do warrant and forever defend the said premises to him the Asa STOCKS his heirs and assigns forever in peacable possession against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever. In Witness whereof I the said Cannon STOCKS have here unto set his my hand and seal the day and date first above Written
Test Cannon STOCKS {Seal}
Bryan KILPATRICK
William BURNEY
Febuary Sessions 1846 Then this deed from Cannon STOCKS to Asa STOCKS was exhibited in open Court & proven in open Court by the oath of William BURNEY one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto. Let it be registered. Attest William D MOYE Clk for Arch PARKER DC

Sidney Stocks Dower, Oct. 27, 1847
Pitt County Deed Book LL, page 468

Edmond Evans to James and Redding STOCKS, Aug. 16, 1851
Pitt County Deed Book NN, page 222

State of North Carolina Pitt County} Know all men by these presents that I Edmond EVANS of the one part and James STOCKS and Redding STOCKS of the other part all of the county and state aforesaid Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Four hundred dollars to me (the said Edmund EVANS) in hand paid (by the said James STOCKS and Redding STOCKS) the receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge myself fully satisfied contented and paid having given, granted Bargained, sold, enfeoffed, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents doth give, grant Bargain, sell, enfeoff, convey and confirm unto the said James STOCKS and Redding STOCKS one certain Tract or parcel of Land Lying and being in the County and State aforesaid and on the South Side of Tar River and in Indian well swamp and bounded as follows Beginning at a Gum in the run of flat Branch thence up the run and windings of the same to a Bay in the run of the said Branch in the pattent line, then along the same South 13 degrees E, 56 poles to a pine a corner of the Pattent, thence south 73 degrees 220 poles to a pine thence South 200 poles to a pine thence west 180 poles to a pine, then north 134 poles to a sweet Gum, on the run of the dogwood Branch, on the edge of the Indian well swamp thence up the said swamp to the beginning Containing 3331 ½ Acres more or less, to have and to hold the above described Land with all the right title and appurtenances there unto belonging. (it being the Land known as the ALBRITTON Land) To them the aforesaid James STOCKS and Redding STOCKS to them their heirs and assigns for ever, And I the said Edmund EVANS do for myself my heirs Executors & administrators Covenant and agree to well warrant and forever defend the above described Land to be free from the Lawfull claim or claims of any and all persons whatsoever in Testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the 16th day of August A.D. 1851
Signed in presence of} Edmund EVANS {seal}
James GRIFFIN
Lanier GRIFFIN
Feby Term 1853 Then this deed from Edmund EVANS to James STOCKS and Redding STOCKS was proved in open Court by the Oath of James GRIFFIN one of the witnesses thereto. Let it be registered.
Attest H SHEPPARD Clk

Palmer Cannon to Cannon Stocks, Feb. 2, 1815
Pitt Deed Book T, page 245

This Indenture made the 2nd day of February 1815 between Cannon STOCKS of the one part & Palmer CANNON on the both of the State of North Carolina & County of Pitt witnesseth that for an inconsideration of the Sum of eight hundred dollars in hand paid by the Said STOCKS the receipt whereof I the said CANNON doth acknowledge him self fully satisfied & paid hath bargain Sold & forever set over unto him the Said STOCK acertain tract or parcel of land Situated in the State & County aforesaid being part of 3 Pattents one for 20 acres & the other for 150 Acres & the other for 30 Acres beginning at two water oaks on the South Side of Jumping run which formerly stood a post oak which tree was the beginning of the Said 2 pattents & runs from there with said pattent line No 61 degrees west 155 pole to a Stake thence No 25 degrees east 55 pole to a pine then So 61 degrees east 155 pole to a light wood Stake 20 Acres pattent line in a meadow thence east 32 pole to Dennis CANNON line then with Said line 30 degrees W 90 pole to a pine in Said line thence So 60 degrees east 110 pole to a oak in flat Swamp thence So 30 degrees W 44 pole & 4 links or 4/10 to the center of an oak and a bay then No. 60 degrees W 110 pole to the Center of an oak & a gum then So 30 degrees W 29 poles & six links to a lightwood Stump Dennis CANNON corner & also the corner of the 2 Acre pattent & then to the beginning for two hundred acres to have & to hold the aforesaid land with all improvements priveleges & appurtanances there unto belonging to him the Said STOCK he his heirs & assigns for ever to which presents he the Said Palmer CANNON doth bind himself his heirs & assigns warrant & forever defend the Said premises to him the Said STOCKS his heirs & assigns forever in peacable possession against the lawful claim of any person whatsoever Witness whereof he the Said CANNON hath hereunto Set his hand & Seale dated above Palmer CANNON {Seal}
Willie CANNON
James BRANCH
Pitt County November term 1815 this deed was exhibited into open Court & acknowledged by Palmer CANNON to be his act & deed ordered that it be registered Alexander EVANS Clk

Asa Stocks to Walter Hanrahan, Deed of Trust, Jan. 23, 1821
Pitt Deed Book BB, page 225

Indenture made and entered into this twenty third of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one between Asa STOCKS of the first part William PUGH of the Second part and Walter HANRAHAN of the third all of the county of Pitt and State of North Carolina Witnesseth that the Asa STOCKS for and in consideration of the sum of five [____] in hand paid by the Said William PUGH the reciever Where of the Said Asa STOCKS Doth hereby acknowledge hath given granted bargained Sold Alined enfeoffed and Confirmed and he the said Asa STOCKS Doth give grant bargain sell Alien enfeoff and Confirm unto the said William PUGH his Executors administrators and [___] the following Real and personal estate (to wit) a tract of Land Lying and being in the County of Pitt on the Waters of Swiff Creek bought of Cannon STOCKS bounded on the north by the land of Arthur FORBES and Abraham STOCKS and the East by the Lands of [____] STOCKS an West an South by the Creek Containing sixty five acres more or less one other tract of land lying and being in the County of Pitt [___] to me by the Death of my father John STOCKS bounded on the North by the land of Abraham STOCKS on the East by the land of Amos STOCKS West by the land of Isaac STOCKS and on the south by the Creek Containing fifty four Acres more or less one Negro man named Cato about twenty six years of age one negro woman named Susey about thirty years of age one negro Boy named Whitmel about three years of age and one negro boy named William about six years old With there increase all my stock all my household and kitchen firnature to have and to hold the afore said tracts or parcels of land with all and singular the apertanances there unto belonging or in anywise appertaining the negro Slaves as afore said to Wit Cato Susey Whitmel and William With there increase all my stock all my houshold and kitchen firnature to the said William PUGH his Executors and administrators and assigns forever and the said Asa STOCKS for himself his heirs Executors and administrators Doth Covenant and agree to with the said William PUGH his Executors administrators and assigns that he the said Asa STOCKS his heirs Executors and administrators shall and will forever Defend the title to the said tracts and parcels of land the fore negros as afore said with their increase all my stock all my house hold and kitchen firnature to said William PUGH his Executors administrators and assigns free and clear from the Claims of Every and all person or persons whatsoever upon trust and in Confidence nevertheless we the said Asa STOCKS is Justly indebted to Said Walter HANRAHAN for the amount of two Certain notes of hand due the said Walter HANRAHAN to wit one note of hand by the said Asa STOCKS Dated the sixteenth of this month and bearing interest from the Date for the sum of three hundred and [___] two Dollars and seventy two cents and one other note of hand signed by Cannon STOCKS principal and Asa STOCKS his security Dated this day and bearing interest from the Date for the sum of two hundred four Dollars and four cents makeing together the sum of Six hundred; Six Dollars and seventy six to the payment which the said Asa STOCKS is Disposed honestly to secure and provide for now of the said Asa STOCKS his heirs Executors or administrators shall pay him the space of twelve months from the Date [___] preasants or sooner he shall be thereunto required by the said Walter HANRAHAN his Executors administrators assigns will and truly pay or [___} to be paid unto the said Walter HANRAHAN his Executors administrators or assigns the aforesaid sum of Six hundred and six Dollars and seventy six cents with legal [___] there an as afore said and all other sums and amounts that the said Asa STOCKS may hereafter contract or become indebted for to the said Walter HANRAHAN by note or book account or otherwise together all expenses of Drawing and recording of this [___] and in that case that the said William PUGH his Executors administrators or assigns Shall at the request and at the cost [__]changes of the said Asa STOCKS his Executors or administrators all the [__]and interest which the Said William PUGH Shall have in the personal and real Estate conveyed to him as aforesaid by Virtue of these presents but if the Said Asa STOCKS his heirs Executors or administrators shall not not within the aforesaid shall of twelve months from [___] of this presents or Sooner of thereunto Required by the said Walter HANRAHAN his Executors administrators or assigns will and [___] or cause to be paid unto the said Walter HANRAHAN his Executors administrators or assigns the sum of Six hundred and Six dollars and seventy six with legal interest thereon as aforesaid and other sums and amounts that the said Asa STOCKS may hereafter contract or become indebted for to the said Walter HANRAHAN either by note or book account or otherwise together with the Expenses of drawing and recording this Deed then it Shall and may be lawful and this deed for express Trust that the Said William PUGH haveing first advertised the said tracts or parcels of land the four negro slaves and with their Increase all my stock all my household and kitchen furneture at three public places in the County of Pitt should the Same or So much thereof as may be Sufficient to Satisfy the purposes of this Trust at public auction to the highest Bidder with Ready money and out of the monies arising from said sale shall pay to the Said Walter HANRAHAN his Executors administrators or assigns the afore said Sum of Six hundred and Six dollars and seventy six cents with the Interest thereon as aforesaid and all [___] sums that the said Asa STOCKS may hereafter become Indebted to the said Walter HANRAHAN either by Note open account or other together with the expenses attendant on this Tract and the balance of the money of any shall pay to the Asa STOCKS his Executors administrators or assigns and if the [___] of this Trust are answered by a sale of less then whole of the real and personal Estate as aforesaid in persuance of the object of the Trust then that the Remainder thereof Shall but by the Said William PUGH his Executors administrators or assigns to the Said Asa STOCKS his Executors administrators or assigns in the Same manner as the whole thereof would be Conveying to the Agreement of the parties as Expressed in the first part of this deed in case the debt due to the Said Walter HANRAHAN and the Interest as aforesaid and all other debts Said Asa STOCKS may hereafter become bound to to the Walter HANRAHAN for Either by note book account or otherwise together with all Expenses attending this Trust were paid Said Asa STOCKS without resorting to a Sale and the Said Asa STOCKS for himself his heirs Executors Administrators doth covenant to and with the Said William PUGH his Executors administrators and assigns that he the Said Asa STOCKS his Executors and Administrators from time to time and at all times a Sale of the aforesaid real and personal Estate Shall in the persuance of the object of this Trust Shall and when reasonably be required by the Said William PUGH Said Walter HANRAHAN or Either of their heirs Executors administrators or assigns make do and execute all Such particular acts and assurance in the Law for the mane effect conveying to the purchaser or purchasers of the aforesaid real and personal Estate under and by Virtue of this deed then or when their Executors administrators or assigns a full Compleat and perfect title in Said real and personal Estate so disposed from the legal or Equitable Claim of all persons whereas the Said William PUGH or the Said Walter HANRAHAN their or Either of their Executors administrators or assigns require and further the Said Asa STOCKS for himself his heirs Executors and administrators doth Covenant and agree to and [___] Said Walter HANRAHAN his Executors administrators and assigns that he the Said Asa STOCKS his Executors and Administrators the Space of Twelve month from the date of these presents or Sooner if thereunto required by the Said Walter HANRAHAN his Executors administrators or assigns may or Cause to be paid the said Walter HANRAHAN his heirs Executors Administrators the just and full Sum of Six hundred and six dollars and seventy Six Cents and the Interest thereon as aforesaid and all other Sums that the Said Asa STOCKS may hereafter contract or become Indebted for to the Said Walter HANRAHAN either by Note or book account or otherwise Justly the Said William PUGH for himself his Executors administrators and assigns doth Covenant to and with the Said Asa STOCKS his Executors or administrators that untill the Said William PUGH his Executors administrators or assigns Shall advertise the real and personal Estate of aforesaid for all in pursuance of the object of this Trust it Shall and may be lawful and it is hereby declared the Interest of the parties hereunto that the Said Asa STOCKS hold and possess the real and personal Estate as aforesaid without any Interuption by the Said William PUGH his Executors administrators or assigns In Testimony whereof we have hereunto Put our hand and Seals the day and date above written---
Witness Asa (his mark) STOCKS {Seal}
Cannon STOCKS tt William PUGH {Seal}
W HANRAHAN {Seal}
State of North Carolina Pitt County
[___] Term 1821 this deed was Exhibited into open Court and proved in due form of Law on oath by Cannon STOCKS a witness thereto Ordered to be Registered--- Alexander EVANS Clk

Cannon Stocks to Randolph Adkins, Feb. 1, 1826
Pitt Deed Book EE, page 462

This Indenture made and entered into this the first day of February one thousand eight hundred and twenty six Between Cannon STOCKS of the one part and Randolph ADKIN of the other part before of the State of North Carolina & County of Pitt witnesseth that I the aforesaid Cannon STOCKS for and in consideration of the sum of Seventy five dollars to me in hand paid by the said Randolp ADKIN the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge my self satisfyed contented and paid have bargained and Sold and by these presents do bargain and sell convey and confirm unto the said Randolph ADKIN his heirs & assigns forever acertain piece or parcel of land lying in the said county on the North side of Big Contentnea and South side of Swift Creek Beginning at a lightwood Stake in Jumping run the corner of the heirs of Willie CANNON Decd. thence runing their line Sounth Seventy nine degrees one hundred and fifty four poles to a pine thence north seventy two and a third degrees west fifty two and two thirds poles to three dead pines John STOCKS Corner thence north twenty nine east one Hundred and fifty six poles to a stake in Cannon STOCKS line thence with his line to adtale ? on the side of his fence then with his fence to the Brance then with the various courses of the said Branch to the beginning Containing by estimation forty nine acres be the same more or less the above bargin one third of a Pateen granted to Edward CANNON for one Hundred and fifty Acres bearing date Nov. 15, 1762 which the said Edward CANNON gave to his son Jacob CANNON and the said Jacob CANNON being without lawfull Issue desend’d to his brothers and in the Division of the said Land the above fifty Acres was set apart to Palmer CANNON and by him sold to Willie MCROYE and from the said MCROYE to Cannon STOCKS and from STOCKS to Randolph ADKIN. To have and to hold the aforesaid fifty Acres of land unto the aforesaid Randolph ADKIN his heirs and assigns forever and I the aforesaid Cannon STOCKS do for my self my7 Heirs and assigns forever warrant and defend the write and title of the above land and improvements to be free and clear of all manner of despute whatsoever unto him the said Randolph ADKIN his heirs and assigns forever against the lawfull claim or claims of all person or persons whatsoever In witness whereof I have hereunto set his hand and Seal the day and date above written
Signed Sealed in presence of us Cannon STOCKS {Seal}
Will: PUGH
Irvin CANNON
November Term 1829
Then the above Deed from Cannon STOCKS to Randolph ATKINS for fifty Acres of land was exhibited into open court and proved in due form of Law on oath by William PUGH a witness thereto ordered to be Registered James SHEPPARD Clk

Allen Stocks to Arthur Tripp, Jan. 4, 1836
Pitt Deed Book GG, page 509

Pitt County Know all men by these presents that I Allen STOCKS of the one part & Arthur TRIPP of the other part both of the State and county aforesaid Witness that I the said Allen STOCKS for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred & seventy dollars to me in hand paid by the said Arthur TRIPP at or before the signing & delivering of these presents have bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain & sell unto the said TRIPP a certain tract of land lying in the State & county aforesaid & on the south side of Tar River & on the west side of Swift Creek bounded as follows beginning at a Gum in the reedy branch in Arden TUCKERS line thence south seventy east seventy two poles to the rim of Swift Creek swamp then down the run of said swamp to the mouth of the reedy branch then up the various courses of said branch to the beginning containing one hundred & twenty five acres be the same more or less and I the said STOCKS do for my self my heirs & assigns warrant & forever defend unto the said TRIP him his Heirs & assigns the aforesaid tract of land forever in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & affixed my seal this 4th day of January 1836--
Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of}
Noah BEDFORD Allen STOCKS {seal}
Mathew (his mark) MANNING
May Sessions 1836---then this Deed was exhibited into open Court and acknowledged by Allen STOCKS to be his act and deed ordered to be registered attest Archd. PARKER Clk

 

Susan Stocks to John Stocks, May 31, 1837
Pitt Deed Book LL, page 48

State of North Carolina Pitt County}
Know all men by these presents that I Susan STOCKS for and in consideration of the just and full sum of three hundred & thirteen dollars and Sixty five cents to me in hand paid by John STOCKS the receipt I hereby acknowledge and I therewith satisfied and paid for a negro Girl named of Cherry now about seven years of age the title of the above mentioned negro Girl I warrant & forever defend against the lawful claim or claims of all and every person whatsoever for which I bind myself my heirs Executors and administrators and assigns forever unto my Son John STOCKS to him his heirs Executors and administrators and assigns forever In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this the 31st day of May 1837.
Attest Susan (her mark) STOCKS {Seal}
J. RINGGOLD
May Session 1845 There this bill of sale was exhibited into open Court and proved in due form of law by the oath of Joseph RINGGOLD an subscribing witness thereto let it be registered.
Attest Archd. PARKER Clk

John H. Cox to Asa Stocks, Jan. 19, 1855
Pitt Deed Book OO, page 87

This indenture made and executed this 19th day of January 1855 in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred & fifty-five between John H COX of the county of Pitt & State of North Carolina in the first part, Asa STOCKS of the county & State aforesaid of the second part Witnesseth that for and in the consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars in hand paid by the said Asa STOCKS at or before the sealing of these presaents the receipt whereof they do acknowledge and by these presents do grant bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said Asa STOCKS his heirs and assigns forty three or four acres the Dower land of Sidy STOCKS which was bequeathed to her from the lands of her husband Amos STOCKS, the said John H COX further warrants and defends the right title free from any and all lawful claim or claims against him the said Asa STOCKS.
Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of} John H COX {seal}
Sylvestor COX
William COX
Feby Term 1855 Then this deed from John H. COX to Asa STOCKS was proved in open court by the oath of Sylvestor COX a witness thereto let it be Registered Attest H. SHEPPARD Clk

Goold Hoyt C.M.E. to John Stocks, Dec. 6, 1853
Pitt Deed Book NN, page 392

State of North Carolina Pitt County}
Whereas at March Term A.D. 1853, of the Court of Equity for Pitt County upon the Petition of Nancy STOCKS & others by their Guardian & Elizabeth STOCKS. The Clerk and Master of said court was ordered to expose to public sale the tract of Land hereafter mentioned on a credit of six months; in pursuance of which said decree the Clerk and Master on the third day of May, 1853, at the Court house in Greenville did expose to public sale the said tract of Land at public auction, when and where John STOCKS became the purchaser at the sum of five hundred and one dollars; and at September term A.D. 1853, of said court, it appearing , by the report of the Clerk and Master, that the purchase money had been paid; it was ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court, that the Clerk and Master make title to the purchaser. Therefore this Indenture Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the premises and in obedience to the order of said Court, I Goold HOYT Clerk and Master in equity for the County aforesaid, have bargained granted, and sold, and by these presents do bargain, grant and sell unto the said John STOCKS a certain tract of Land situated in the county of Pitt adjoining the Land of John STOCKS & others estimated to contain two hundred & forty acres Descended to said Heirs by the death of Cannon STOCKS containing two hundred & forty acres more or less, to have and to hold the premises hereby bargained and sold to the said John STOCKS his heirs and assigns forever, in fee simple absolute, and the said Goold HOYT Clerk and Master aforesaid hath covenanted and by these presents doth covenant to and with the said John STOCKS his heirs and assigns, to warrant and forever defend the title hereby from the lawful claims of any kind and all persons; so far forth as his office of Clerk and Master, and the powers confered, and the duties imposed by the said Court of Equity requires and no farther. In witness whereof I Goold HOYT Clerk and Master in Equity for the County of Pitt have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal. This 6th day of December A.D. 1853
Witness} Goold HOYT C&ME {seal}
G. W. COX

James Stokes [STOCKS] to William Burney, March 15, 1838
Pitt Deed Book NN, page 93

This Indenture made and entered into this the 15th day of March 1838. Between James Stokes [STOCKS] of the State of Tennessee of the first part and William BURNEY of the State of North Carolina of the second part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Four hundred & Sixty Dollars in hand paid to the party of the first part by the party of the second part before signing and sealing of these presents the receipt and payment whereof is hereby acknowledged the said party of the first part hath bargained, sold, aliened enfeoffed conveyed & confirmed and do by these presents bargain sell alien enfeoff convey and confirm unto the said William BURNEY his heirs and assigns forever all his right title and interest in and to a certain piece or parcel of Land lying and being the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina on Swifts Creek adjoining the Land of James HANRAHAN and others Containing Five hundred and forty one acres more or less, being the Land whereon John STOCKES decd lately resided and which descended to James STOCKES of the first part by the decease of the said John STOCKS. To have and to hold unto the said William BURNEY his heirs and assigns forever the interest of the party of the first part to the Lands aforesaid and the said James STOKES doth covenant to and with the said William BURNEY that he the said James STOKES doth by these presents fully convey unto the said William BURNEY his heirs and assigns all the right title and interest in and to the aforesaid tract of Land, free and clear from all the claim of his heirs hereafter. In witness whereof I the said James STOKES hath hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date first above written
In presence of} James STOKES [seal]
William COX of Joseph
James HELLEN
Feby Term 1850 Then the within deed from James STOKES to William BURNEY was proved on oath in open court by William COX, one of the witnesses thereto let it be Registered Attest H. SHEPPARD Clk



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