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Henderson J. E. from Blankenship & wife

This deed made this the 28th day of June1881, between J. W. Blankenship and Alice C. Blankenship, his wife of the one part and James E. Henderson of the other part.

Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars, to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, the Said J. W. Blankenship and Alice C., his wife, doth grant, bargain, sell and release unto the Said James E. Henderson a certain track piece on parcel of land, lying in the county of Pittsylvania, State of Virginia, on the South Side of the Mill Stone road and adjoining the lands of James Thomas, J. W. Blankenship and others, and containing Seventy five acres more or less to have and to hold against the claims from every person whosoever, with general warranty. Wittness the following signature and seal the day and year above written.

John W. Blankenship (SEAL)

Alice C. Blankenship (SEAL)

State of Virginia County of Pittsylvania

To Wit I Thomas D. Bradley a Notary Public for the county of Pittsylvania do hereby certify that John W. Blankenship whose name is signed to the foregoing deed bearing date on the 28th day of June 1881 personally appeared before me in my County aforsaid and acknowledged the same.

Given under my hand this the 28th day of June 1881.

Thomas D. Bradley N.P. State of Virgina County of Pittsylvania

To Wit I Thomas D. Bradley a Notary Public for the county of Pittsylvania, State of Virginia do hereby certify that Alice C. Blankenship whose name is signed to the foregoing deed bearing date on the 28th day of June 1881, personally appeared before me, in my County aforsaid and after being examined by me privately and apart from her Said husband and having the deed of aforsaid fully explained to her,she the said Alice C. Blankenship, declared that she had willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it.

Given under my hand this the 28th day of June 1881.

Thomas D. Bradley N.P. In the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Pittsylvania County on the 21st day of November 1881, the foregoing deed was admitted to record upon the certificate of its acknowledgement thereto annexed.

Teste W. B. Stephens

Submitted by Gayle Austin

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This deed made the 9th day of April 1883 between W. W. Bryant and Christina, his wife of the first part and John W. Blankenship of the second part all of the county of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia.

Wittnesseth: In consideration of the sum of one hundred and seventy two dollars and fifty cents paid by the Said John W. Blankenship to the said W.W. Bryant (the receipt thereof is hereby acknowledged and Christina his wife both convey grant gain and sell unto the said John W. Blankenship a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the county of Pittsylvania ,state of Virginia on the Ringgold road adjoiningg the lands of John W. Blankenship and E. G. Lewis and others or more particular described as following: Commencing on the Ringgold road running S 21 feet 25 P to corner, thence N 38 P N 49 E12 P N49 R26 P 12 L to corner N 11 1/2 W 12 P 12 L to the Ringgold Road thence down the Ringgold road to the beginning containing eleven and one half acres(11 1/2). To have and to hold forever and the said W.W. Bryant and Christina his wife doth warrant generally the right and title the said track or parcel of land to the said John W. Blankenship witness the following signatures and seal.

W. W. Bryant (his mark)

Christina Bryant (her mark)

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Deed Book 116, Page 422, Pittsylvania County, Virginia

This DEED made and entered into this the 4th day of April in the Year A.D. 1903 by and beteen W. E. Blankenship and Sallie F, his wife, parties of the first part, and John W. Blankenship, party of the second part, both parties of Dan River Township, Pittsylvania County, State of Virginia.

WITNESSETH: That the said W. E. Blankenship and Sallie F., his wife, parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of nine hundred and sixty dollars ($960) to them in hand paid by the said Jno W. Blankenship, the party of the second part, the receipt of which is herein acknowledged have bargained, granted, and sold and by this deed do grant, bargain, sell, release and convey unto the said John W. Blankenship, the party of the second part, his heirs or assigns forever, all that certain track or parcel of land on which they now reside lying and being situate in Dan River Township, Pittsylvania Virginia on the West margin of the Ringgold Road adjoining the lands of C.D. Bennett, W. T. Vernon, Mrs. Judith Anderson and others and bounded and discibed as follows: Beginning at new corner pointers to W. F. Vernon on the Ringgold Road thence up said road with C. D. Bennett to a large white oak in Fork of Road near the residence of said W. E. Bennett thence with said farm road as it meanders to the corner of Mrs. Judith Anderson thence with her line Southwards to new corner to W.T. Vernon thence with his dividing line Eastward to the beginning and containing by estimation of T. M. Bass a surveyor of Danville, Virginia forty eight acres to be the same more or less. It being the same track or parcel of land which was conveyed to said W. E. Blankenhip by W. F. Vernon by deed bearing date of-- -1899 and duly recorded in the County Court Clerks Office of Pittsylvania, Virginia and to which reference may be made for a particular description by metes and bounds. Furthermore the said W. E. Blankenshiop and Sallie F. , his wife, parties of the first part, convenant to and with the same Jno W. Blankenship, the party of the second to warrant generally the title to the above described track or parcel of land and forever to defend the same to him his hiers or assigns against the claim or claims of all persons whom soever Witness the following signatures.

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THIS INDENTURE made and entered into this 31st day of July Eighteen Hundred and Twenty Three between Samuel Shewmate of Henry County, Thomas Earles, and Sally Earles his wife formerly Sally Arthur of Pittsylvania, Timothy Earles and Naomia, his wife, formerly Naomia Arthur of (blank) County Virginia of the one part and Williamson Millner of said county of Pittsylvania of the other part.

WITNESSETH that for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred and twenty four dollars paid by the said Millner to said Shewmate, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged and for and in consideration of value received by the said Thomas and Timothy Earles and by their wifes from the said Samuel Shumate the receipt of which they hereby acknowledge they not however not as yet have made a conveyance of their interest in a title and interest to be conveyed to the said Millner by said Shumate's request they the said Shumate the said Thomas Earles and Sally his wife the said Timothy Earles and Naomia his wife for the above said valuable consideration hath sold and delivered by these presents doth sell enessoss and confirm one certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and six acres be the same more or less lying and being in the counties of Henry and Pittsylvania and bounded as follows vis: beginning at Millner corner and thence his lines South 58 degrees East 10 poles to an old Poplar South 80 degrees East 9 poles to White oak thence Curry's line South 75 East 31 poles crossing said branch twice to a beach on said branch then said Curry's and Melton's line North 11 degrees East 105 poles to a Chestnut stump thence said Meltons and Stamps line south 73 degrees West 114 poles crossing a branch to pointers thence Stuarts lines N 50 degrees West 86 poles crossing a branch to pointers North 76 degrees West 74 poles to pointers on the Main Road thence along the said Road South 7 degrees West 54 poles to a rock and said branch South 29 degrees West 20 poles to White oak North 84 degrees East 30 poles to stone - persimmon bushes then said Millners line North 45 degrees East 28 poles to pointers on said Branch and down the same as it meanders to the beginning to have and to hold the said land with all and singular the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining to the same unto him the said Millner his heirs or assigns in fee simple from and the said Shumate for himself and heirs doth covenant and agrees to warrant and defend the right and title to said unto said Millner his heirs and assigns against all just claims whatsoever the said Earles with their wifes defends the said title in like manner against themselves and their heirs and all claiming under then. IN WITNESS WHEREOF they have hereunto set their hands and seals this day and year above written.

Timothy (X) Earles

Naomia (X) Earles

Montgomery County to wit;

We, William G. William and George Goody Koontz, Justices of the peace in the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Timothy Earles a party to a certain deed bearing date on the 31st day of July in the year 1823 and hereto annexed personally appeared before us in our county aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be his act and deed and desired us to certify the said acknowledgement to the Clerk of the County Court of Pittsylvania in order that the said deed may be recorded. Given under our hands and seals this 30th day of August 1823.

William G. William

George Goody Koontz

Montgomery County to wit:

We, George Goody Koontz and William G. William, Justices of the Peace in the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Naomi Earles the wife of Timothy Earles a party of a certain deed bearing date on the 31st day of July and hereto annexed personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid and being examined privily and apart from her husband and having the deed fully explained to her she the said Naomia Earles acknowledged the same to be her act and deed and declared that she willingly signed, sealed and delivered the same and that she wished not to retract it. Given under our hands and seals this 30th day of August 1823. George Goody Koontz William G. William

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County on the 15th day of September 1823 this Indenture from Timothy Earles and Naomia his wife and others to William Millner was presented in Court and upon the certficates of acknowledgement of the said Timothy and of the relinquishment of the dower of said Naomia hereon endorsed was ordered to be recorded as to them and at any day to wit at a Court held for said county the 15th day of March 1824 the said deed was acknowledged by Samuel Shumate to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded as to him.

Teste: Will Tunstall, Clerk

Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Deed Book 25 Pages 288 and 289

Submitted by Molly Shumate

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...THIS INDENTURE made this 2nd day of January 1819 between Richard B. Beck of Pittsylvania County and State of Virginia of the one part and Kerenhappuck S. Shumate of the same place of the other part,

WITNESSETH, that the said Beck doth for the sum of one hundred and ninety two dollars to him in hand paid by the said Shumate, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, grant sell and confirm unto the said Shumate and her heirs forever one certain tract or parcel of land in Pittsylvania County on the branches of Morrison's branch of Sandy River, containing by estimation sixty four acres be it more or less and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at Barge's post oak, thence with Flourney's lines South 28 degrees 88 poles to a red oak North 68 degrees 94 poles to a spanish oak near a quarry of rocks, thence with Uhls line North 39 degrees West 136 poles to pointers in the same South 44 degrees West 78 poles to the beginning, together with all rights, interest, profits or privileges thereto belonging to the said Beck will forever warrant and defend the above land and premises in fee simple from the just or lawful claim or claims of all persons whatsoever to the only proper use and behalf of the said Kerenhappuck S. Shumate and her heirs forever. IN WITNESS whereof the said Richard B. Beck hath hereunto set and affixed his hand and seal the day and year first above written.

Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of Richard B. Beck

Thomas Hundley

Gilbert Dear

Lucia Dear

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 18th day of January 1819. This Indenture from Richard B. Beck to Kerenhappuck S. Shumate was presented in Court and acknowledged by the said Richard B. Beck to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Teste: Will Tunstall, Clerk

Pittsylvania County Deed Book 2 Pages 36-37

Submitted by Molly Shumate

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.....THIS INDENTURE made this 15th day of August 1822 between Keranhapock S. Shumate of Pittsylvania County and State of Virginia of one part and Samuel H. Shumate and John Shewmate of the other part,

WITNESSETH the said Keranhapock Shewmate for the sum of Eighty Six Dollars to her in hand paid by the said Samuel H. and John Shumate the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and for the further consideration of the natural love and affection which she bears to her said children Samuel H. and John Shewmate, hath granted, bargained and sold unto the said Samuel H. and John Shewmate(sp) and their heirs forever in fee simple one certain tract of land lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania on the head waters of Morrison branch of Sandy River containing by estimation sixty four acres be the same more or less and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at Burgesses post oak thence with Howinay's lines S 28 degrees E 28 poles to a red oak N 68 degrees E 94 poles to a spanish oak near a stone quarry thence with Uhles line N 39 degrees W 1.36 poles to pointers in the same S 44 degrees W 78 poles to the beginning together with all rights interest profits or privileges thereunto belonging to the said Keranhappock S. Shumate will forever warrant and defend the above land and premises in fee simple from the just or lawful claim or claims of all persons whatsoever to the only use of the said Samuel H. and John Shumate and their heirs forever.

In witness whereof, the said Keranhappock S. Shewmate hath hereunto set her hand and affixed her seal the day and year above written.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents of

J. Nance

Kerenhappuck S. Shumate

Asa T. Palmer

Gartan Petty

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County on the 19th day of August 1822, this Indenture from Kerenhappuck S. Shumate to Samuel H. Shumate and John Shumate was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of three subscribing witnesses to be the act and deed of the said Kerenhappuck and ordered to be recorded.

Teste: Will Tunstall, Clk

Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Deed Book 24 Page 601

........ Inventory and Appraisal Inventory of the perishable property belonging to the Estate of Kerenhappuck Shumate dec'd:

1 bond due 1 July 1858 14.00

1 account due 1 June 1860 30.00

2 featherbeds 15.00

1 cupboard and table 3.00

1 lot irons 1.00

2 chests .75

Total $ 63.75

We the undersigned appointed by the County Court of Pittsylvania appraisers of the personal and real estate of Kerenhappuck Shumate, deceased, late of said County being duly sworn by Robert W. Williams, a Justice of the Peace for said County truly and justly to the best of our judgement to view and appraise the personal real estate of Kerenhappuck Shumate deceased late of Pittsylvania Co. have performed that duty according to our said oaths and do herewith return to said Court a list of said property with the appraised valuation annexed. Given under our hands this 30th day of April 1860.

William B. Millner

S. J. Shottes (?)

T. C. Bowe (?)

In the Clerk's office of the County Court of Pittsylvania County on the 21st day of April 1960. The foregoing Inventory and appraisement was returned and admitted to record.

Teste:

L. Scruggs, Clerk

Inventories Book 24, page 391 ....

Account of Sales Karenhappuck Shumate 7 March 1861

A list of Sales of property of K. Shumate deceased sold by A. J. Whitehead Sheriff and as such administrator, the 7th of March 1861.

To Isaac Earles

1 lot of old iron $ .30

1 lot of old Hoes .50

1 old chest .90

1 cupboard 1.25

1 table .50

1 chest .50

1 looking glass .10

1 bed 5.00

A. J. Whitehead, Sheriff of Pittsylvania County and as such Administrator and K. Shumate deceased.

In the clerk's office of the County Court of Pittsylvania County on the 11th day of August 1861. The foregoing account of sales was returned and admitted to record. Teste: L. Scruggs, Clerk

Accounts Current Wills and Inventories Pittsylvania County Book 25, page 232

Submitted by Molly Shumate

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....... DEED Hutson to Shumate 27 September 1842

THIS INDENTURE made this 27th day of September 1842 between James H. Hutson and and Susan A. Hutson his wife of the one part and John B. Shumate of the other part all of the County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia.

WITNESSETH that the said James H. Hutson and Susan his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty four dollars lawful money of Virginia to them in hand paid the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge have granted bargained and sold and do by these presents grant bargain sell alien ensseoss and confirm unto the said John B. Shumate his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land lying in the County aforesaid on both sides of the Turnpike containing forty eight acres and bounded as follows: To wit: Beginning at Eanes corner red oak near the road thence with Eanes line North 8 and 1/2 West 68 poles to a new corner chestnut in Eanes line, thence a new line South 70 degrees East 152 poles crossing the road and a branch to Divins corner red oak thence with his line South 36 degrees West 58 poles crossing two branches to Swansons corner white oak thence North 70 degrees West 101 poles to the beginning. To have and to hold with all the privileges thereunto belonging or in anywise pertaining unto him the said John B. Shumate his heirs and assigns forever, and they the said James H. Hutson and Susan his wife for themselves their heirs and assigns forever will warrant and defend the right and title of the aforesaid land against the lawful claim or claims of any other person or persons whatever.

In witness whereof the said James H. Hutson and Susan A. Hutson have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above first written.

Signed sealed and delivered James H. Hutson in the presence of Susan A. Hutson

Pittsylvania County to wit:

We, Vincent Witcher and Nathaniel N. Witcher, Justices of the Peace in the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that James H. Hutson a party to a certain deed bearing date on the 27th day of September 1842 and hereunto annexed personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be his act and deed and desired us to certify the said acknowledgement to the Clerk of the Court of the County aforesaid in order that the said deed may be recorded. And at the same time and place, Susan A. Hutson the wife of James H. Hutson parties to the deed aforesaid personally appeared before us and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to her she the aforesaid Susan A. Hutson acknowledged the same to be her act and deed and declared that she had willingly signed sealed and delivered the same and that she wished not to retract it. Given under our hands and seals this 27th day of September 1842.

V. Witcher

Nathaniel N. Witcher

At a Court held for the County of Pittsylvania the 21st day of Nov. 1842. This Deed upon the Certificates of Acknowledgement before two magistrates endorsed was ordered to be recorded.

Teste: William H. Tunstall, Clerk Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Deed Book 47 Page 28

Submitted by Molly Shumate

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.......This Indenture made this 13th day of April 1844 between Stephen Midkiff and Martha his wife of the one part and John B. Shumate of the other part, all of the County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia. Witnesseth that the said Stephen Midkiff and Martha his wife for and in consideration of the sum of thirty five dollars lawful money of Virginia to them in hand paid the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge have granted bargained and sold and do by these presents grant bargain sell alien ensseoss and confirm unto the said John B. Shumate his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the county aforesaid adjoining the lands of Riddle, Faller and others containing thirty five acres more or less and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at Bruces and Warrens corner post oak thence North 46 degrees East 7 1/2 poles to a crook North 54 degrees East 98 poles to Fallens spannish oak South 28 degrees East, 49 poles to Riddles corner Chestnut S 38 degrees West, 86 poles to Bruces corner red oak North 45 degrees West 72 poles to the beginning. To have and to hold the aforesaid land and premises with all the privileges thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining unto him the said John B. Shumate his heirs and assigns forever, and they the said Stephen Midkiff and Martha his wife for themselves their heirs and assigns will warrant and forever defend the right in fee simple against the lawful claim or claims of any other person or persons whatever. In witness whereof the said Stephen Midkiff and Martha Midkiff his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written.

Signed Sealed and Delivered

Stephen Midkiff (Seal) in presence of

Pittsylvania County, to wit:

This day Stephen Midkiff a party to the within deed personally appeared before us Vincent Witcher and Nathaniel Witcher Justices of the Peace for the county aforesaid and acknowledged the within to be his act and deed and wished us to certify the same to the Clerk of the said County Court in order that the same be recorded. Given under our hands and seals this 13th day of April 1844.

V. Witcher N. N. Witcher

At a court held for the county of Pittsylvania the 15th day of April 1844, this deed upon the certificate of acknowledgement before two magistrates endorsed was ordered to be recorded.

Teste: Wm. H. Tunstall, Clerk Deed Book 48, p. 48 Recorded: 4/15/1844 ....

Submitted by Molly Shumate.....

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DEED OF TRUST Shumate to Royall,Carter 28 June 1845

THIS INDENTURE made this the 28th day of June 1845 between John B. Shumate of the one part and Nathaniel R. Royall and John C. Royall of the other part:

WITNESSETH that whereas the said John B. Shumate stands justly indebted unto Jesse Carter in the sum of $263.45 by bond due lst January 1844 and dated 2nd day September 1844, one bond for Eight Dollars due 1st January 1840 and being willing more effectually to secure the payment of the same. NOW this Indenture further WITNESSETH that for and in consideration of the present, as well as for the further consideration of one dollar to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said John B. Shumate, hath given, granted, bargained and sold and by their presents doth give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Nathaniel R. Royall and John C. Royall their heirs forever the following property, to wit: Thirty two acres of land lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania on the waters of Morrisons Branch and bounded by the lands of Jesse Carter, Pleasant W. Grigg and others and one other tract of land lying and being in the aforesaid County on the water of Strawberry containing 48 acres and bounded by the lands of John Swanson, Edward Eanes and others and all of his shop tools of every description, timbers, and everything belonging to the shop, 10 head of hogs and their increase, 3 bedsteads and furniture, 3 tables and one cupboard.

To have and to hold the said property unto them the said Nathaniel R. Royall and John C. Royall their heirs forever and the said John B. Shumate doth hereby consent and agree to and with the said Nathaniel R. Royall and John C. Royall that he will warrant and defend the said property unto them the said Nathaniel R. Royall and John C. Royall their heirs forever from the claim or claims of himself, heirs, and all other persons whatsoever upon trust neverthless that if the said John B. Shumate shall fail to pay the said Jessee Carter the debt aforesaid together with the interest thereon which may accrue by the 1st day of January 1846, then it shall be lawful for the said Nathaniel R. Royall and John C. Royall, their heirs, executors, administrators, or any person by them authorized at the request either of the said John B. Shumate or the said Jesse Carter having affixed the time and place of sale and given at least ten days public notice by advertisements to be struck up at different places in the neighbourhood to sell to the highest bidder for cash the said property or as much as shall be sufficient for the purpose and out of the proceeds of such sales first, pay the costs and charges attending the execution of the trust, then the debt aforesaid and the balance, if any, pay over to the said John B. Shumate, or his legal representative.

In witness whereof the said John B. Shumate, Nathaniel R. Royall and John C. Royall have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals this the day and year first above written.

John B. Shumate (Seal)

Nathaniel R. Royall (Seal)

John C. Royall (Seal)

Pittsylvania County, to wit:

We, Drury Blair and Hez. G. Daniel, Justices of the Peace in the County aforesaid and State of Virginia, do hereby certify that John B. Shumate, a party to a certain deed bearing date on the 28th of June 1845 and hereunto annexed personally appeared before us in our County aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be his act and deed and desired us to certify the said Acknowledgement to the Clerk of the County Court of Pittsylvania in order that the said deed may be recorded. Given under our hands and seals this the 5th day of July 1845.

Drury Blair (Seal)

Hez. G. Daniel (Seal)

In the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Pittsylvania, the 14th day of July 1845, this Deed of Trust, upon the Certificate of Acknowledgement endorsed was admitted to record.

Teste: William H. Tunstall, Clerk

Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Deed Book 49 Page 290

Submitted by Molly Shumate

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DEED Shumate to Francis 22 April 1854

This INDENTURE made this 22nd day of April Eighteen Hundred and Fifty Four between John B. Shumate and Lucy Ann Shumate, his wife, of the one part and Joseph E. Francis of the other part, all of the County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia, WITNESSETH that the said John B. Shumate and Lucy Ann, his wife, in consideration of the sum of Three Hundred and Seventy Dollars lawful money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Joseph E. Francis, the receipt is hereby acknowledged, have granted and sold unto the said Joseph E. Francis, his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the County of Pittsylvania on both sides of the Turnpike Road containing 48 acres and bounded as follows:

Beginning at Eanes corner red oak near the road thence South Eanes line N 8 1/2 degrees West 68 poles to a new corner chestnut in Eanes thence a new line S 70 degrees E 152 poles crossing the road and a Branch to Divins corner red oak thence with his line S 36 degrees W 58 poles crossing two branches to Swanson corner white oak thence N 10 degrees to 101 poles to the beginning. To have and to hold the aforesaid tract and with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Joseph E. Francis, his heirs forever and the said John B. Shumate and Lucy Ann, his wife, will warrant and forever defend a good and lawful right and title to the aforesaid tract of land and against the claim or claims of any person.

In Testimony whereof the said John B. Shumate and Lucy Ann, his wife, have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.

John B. Shumate (Seal)

Pittsylvania County, to wit:

Lucy Ann (X) Shumate (Seal)

I, Jesse Carter, a Justice of the County aforesaid, do certify that John B. Shumate whose name is signed to a certain writing bearing date on the 22nd day of April, and hereunto annexed personally appeared before me in the County aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be his act and deed and desired me to certify the said Acknowledgement to the Clerk of the County Court of Pittsylvania in order that the said Deed may be recorded. Given under my hand and seal this 22nd day of April 1854.

Pittsylvania County, to wit: Jesse Carter, J. P.

We, John D. Hall and Jesse Carter, Justices of the Peace, County aforesaid, do certify that Lucy Ann Shumate, the wife of John B. Shumate whose names are signed to a certain writing bearing date on the 22nd day of April 1854 and hereto annexed personally appeared before us in the County aforesaid and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband and having the aforesaid writing fully explained to her she, the said, Lucy Ann Shumate acknowledged the same to be her act and deed and declared that she had willingly executed the same and did not wish to retract it. Given our hands and seals this 22nd day of April 1854. John B. Hall, J.P. Jesse Carter, J.P.

In the Clerk's office of the County Court of Pittsylvania County on the 29th day of May 1854, the foregoing conveyance was admitted to record upon the Certificates of Acknowledgement thereon endorsed.

Teste: L. Scruggs, Clerk

Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Deed Book 55 Page 128

Submitted by Molly Shumate

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..... Court Order Books Pittsylvania County, Va.

2/17/1857 Book 44 - 1856-58 - Page 72

On the motion of John C. Royall who made oath and with Jesse Carter as his surety interest in and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $500.00 conditioned according to law certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of John B. Shumate, deceased, in due form.

Submitted by Molly Shumate

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2/17/1857 Book 44 - 1856-58 - Page 74

It is ordered that Edward Carter, William B. Millner, John G. Davis, C. A. Pritchett and Stephen Law or any three of them being first sworn do appraise in current money the personal estate of John B. Shumate, deceased, and report.

Submitted by Molly Shumate

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6/16/1857 Book 44 - 1856-58 - Page 184

Hiram Hodges v. Attachment returned on one black man John B. Shumate )

Thus came as well the plaintiff by his attorney, Mary R. Keen by her attorney and on the motion of said Keen by her said attorney and it appearing in the Court that the attachment was improperly sent out and it is ordered that the same be abated, and, that the plaintiff pay to the said Keen her costs her by in their behalf refunded. John B. Shumate Inventory and Appraisement 26 March 1857

Inventory and appraisement of the personal property belonging to the Estate of John B Shumate deceased made this 26th day of March 1857 by the appraisers.

1 bedstead and furniture $ 8.00

1 blue chest 1.00

1 blue chest 2.00

1 lot earthenware 2.00

1 folding table 5.00

2 water buckets .40

1 water stand .25

1 runlet jug 1.00

1 double barrel gun 8.00

1 bedstead and furniture 12.00

1 Trundle bedstead 3.00

6 old chairs .75

1 lot hoes axes .75

2 treys washing tub 1.00

1 lot casting 2.00

Amt: carried up $47.75

Amt: brought down $47.75

2 axes and maddock 2.00

1 press 1.50

1 cow 12.00

1 brass kettle 4.00

1 trundle bed 2.00

1 small oven .25

1 colter and clevis and pin .40

1 tool chest .20

$68.50

In obedience to an order of the county court of Pittsylvania made at its February Term 1857.

We the appraisers have proceeded to appraise in current money the personal property belonging to the estate of John B. Shumate deceased which will more fully appear by a reference to the foregoing list all of which is most respectfully submitted. Given under our hands this 26th day of March 1857.

Edward J. Carter

John G. Davis

Claudius A. Pritchett

At a county court held for the county of Pittsylvania on the 21st day of December 1857. The foregoing Inventory and appraisement was returned and ordered to be recorded. Pittsylvania County

Teste: L. Scruggs, Clerk

Accounts Current Wills and Inventories Book 22, page 344 .....

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DEED SHUMATE to JONES to SMITH 12 December 1873 Surveyed 20th day of September 1876, a tract of land sold by J. D. Blair, Treasurer of Pittsylvania County on the 15th day of December 1873, the land of John B. and Samuel Shumate for delinquent taxes and purchased by Josiah Smith for the firm of Josiah Smith, John D. Smith and wife Martha L. Smith, lying on both sides of Morrises Branch of Sandy River in the County of Pittsylvania and bounded as follows: Beginning at a post Oak corner with Carter and Gunn, thence with Carter's lines North 44 degrees E 78 poles to pointers S 39 degrees E cross a branch at 19 poles Morrisses Branch at 68 poles 130 poles to a spanish oak South 29 and a half degrees W 12 poles to a dead Spanish Oak, thence with Gundy lines S 64 degrees W 32 poles to elbow S 45 degrees W 30 poles to Chappel road S 35 and a half degrees W 14 poles S 41 and a half degrees W 15 poles to pointers in Mrs. Paynes line. Thence with her lines N 38 degrees W 34 poles to Elbow N 22 and a half degrees W 29 poles 10 links to the beginning containing 73 acres. D. J. Graves, Deputy Clerk

At a County Court held for the County of Pittsylvania on the 16th day of October 1876, David S. Graves Deputy Surveyor of this County this day returned to the Court a report of the survey and plat of a lot of land sold by J. D. Blair, Treasurer of this County on the 15th day of December 1873, for Delinquent taxes as the property of John B. and Samuel Shumate and purchased by Josiah Smith for the firm of Josiah Smith, John D. Smith and Martha L. Smith, lying on both sides of Morrises branch of Sandy River containing 73 acres. Whereupon the said report and plat being examined by the Court and there being no objection to the same, it is ordered to be recorded.

Teste: H. P. Jones, Clerk

This deed made this the 28th day of October 1876 between Henry P. Jones, Clerk of the County Court of Pittsylvania County Virginia of the first part and Josiah Smith, John D. Smith and Martha S. Smith all of said County of the second part.

WITNESSETH that whereas J. D. Blair, Treasurer of the County of Pittsylvania in pursuance of the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia in such cases made and provided returned to the County Court of said County on the 20th day of July 1874, a list of real estate within the County of Pittsylvania sold on the 15th day of December 1873, for the non payment of taxes thereon for the years 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1870 and 1871, which list shows the date of sale of each tract of land so sold . . . and to which list is subjoined, the oath of said Blair, Treasurer as aforesaid in word and figures and to the tinor and effect as are prescribed and provided by section fourteen of Chapter Thirty eight of the Code of 1873. Va. Which said list with certificate of said oath attached thereto so returned as aforesaid and no cause to the contrary appearing. The said Court on the 20th day of July 1874 ordered a copy thereof to be certified to the Auditor of Public Accounts. And where since said sale and after two years had expired to wit: On the 16th day of October 1876, the said party of the second part produced to the County Court of said County the receipt of the Treasurer of said County for the sum of Four dollars and twenty six cents the amount of the purchase money for the tract of 64 acres mentioned in the list of land sold as hereinbefore recited as of the 15th December 1873, which tract of land in said list is charged to John B. and Samuel Shumate and along with the said receipt the said parties of the second part likewise at their own expense produced a report of David S. Graves Deputy Surveyor of said County of Pittsylvania made to the County Court aforesaid, specifying the metes and bounds of said tract of land so charged to said John B. and Samuel Shumate and purchased by the said parties of the second part as hereinbefore recited, and the names of the owners of the adjoining tracts and giving such further description of said 64 acres tract of land as will identify the same, and the Court seeing no objection thereto ordered the same to be recorded which has accordingly been done as appears from the records of the Clerks Office of said County Court. And the said parties of the second part the purchasers of said tract of land desiring to obtain a deed to the same as provided by Section 20 of said Chapter 38 of the Code of 1873 of Virginia. Now therefore in consideration of all the premises in pursuance of the laws for such purposes made and provided in consideration also of the said sum of $4.26 paid as aforesaid to the said Blair Treasurer, and of the further sum of one dollar cash in hand paid by the said party of the second part to the said Jones Clerk as aforesaid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. The said Henry P. Jones, Clerk of the County Court of Pittsylvania County, doth give grant, bargain, sell and convey with special warranty of title unto the said Josiah Smith, John D. Smith, and Martha L. Smith the aforesaid tract of land, described in said list as 64 acres charged to John B. and Samuel Shumate and described by Deputy Surveyor D. S. Graves in his report of survey hereinbefore mentioned in the following words, figures and signs that is to say. Surveyed 20th day of September 1876 a tract of land sold by J. D. Blair Treasurer of Pittsylvania County on the 15th day of December 1873 as the lands of John B. and Samuel Shumate for delinquent taxes and purchased by Josiah Smith for the firm of Josiah Smith, John D. Smith and wife, Martha L. Smith, lying on both sides of Morrises branch of Sandy River in the County of Pittsylvania and bounded as follows. Beginning at a post oak corner with Carter and Gunn thence with Carters lines North 44 degrees East 78 poles to pointers South 39 degrees East cross a branch at 19 poles Morrises branch at 68 poes 130 poles to spanish oak South 29 1/2 poles to a dead spanish oak thence with Gunns lines South 64 degrees West 32 poles to elbow South 45 degrees West 80 poles to Chappel Road South 35 1/2 degrees West 14 poles South 41 1/2 degrees West 15 poles to pointers in Mrs. Paynes line. Thence with her lines North 38 degrees West 34 poles to elbow North 22 1/2 degrees West 29 poles 10 to middle of said road and North 28 1/2 degrees West 71 poles 10 links to the beginning containing 73 acres.

D. S. Graves Witness the following signature and seal the day and year first above written.

H. P. Jones, Clerk

In the Clerks office of the County Court of Pittsylvania County on the 28th day of October 1876, the foregoing deed was acknowledged by H. P. Jones Clerk to be his act and deed and admitted to record.

Teste: George L. Noell D.C.

Examined and delivered to Josiah Smith 14 December 1876 Pittsylvania County Deed Book 70, pages 51-53

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..... ASSIGNMENT Shumate and Hardy to Dunbar 13 Apri l 1885

Pittsylvania Co., Va.

For value received we the undersigned hereby assign to Martha Ann Dunbar formerly Martha Ann Shumate our undivided interest in Seventy three acres of land lying in Pittsylvania County and adjoining the lands of Josiah Smith and others of which our father John Shumate died seized and possessed. As witnesseth our hands and seals this the lst day of April 1885.

J. L. Cross

D. L. Shumate

D.J.L. Shumate

James L. Shumate

S. H. Shumate

John S. Shumate

Mary V. Hardy

Arthur E. Shumate

Pittsylvania County, to wit:

This day personally appeared before me A. M. Darnall, a Justice for said County, D. L. Shumate, D. J. L. Shumate, James L. Shumate, S. H. Shumate, G. W. Shumate, John S. Shumate, Mary V. Hardy and A. E. Shumate whose names are signed to the writing above attached bearing date on the 1st day of April 1885, and acknowledged the same in my County aforesaid. Given under my hand this the 13th day of November 1885.

A. M. Darnall, J.P.

Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Deed Book 87 Page 531 ....

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DEED Josiah Smith, et al from Dunbar 11 Nove mber 1885

This Deed made and entered into this the 11th day of November 1885 between Keen Dunbar and Martha A. his wife of the first part and Josiah Smith, John D. Smith and Martha T. Smith parties of the second part.

WITNESSETH that for and in consideration of the sum of 85 dollars in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said parties of the first part hereby give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said parties of the second part, with general warranty of title all their right, title and interest in and to 73 acres of land, situate and being in Pittsylvania County, Va., adjoining the lands of Josiah Smith and others, being the land whereof John B. Shumate died seized, the interest of said Dunbar and wife being nine-tenths of said land. Given under our hands and seals.

E. K. Dunbar Martha A. (X) Dunbar

Pittsylvania County, Va., to wit:

I, A. G. Pritchett, a Notary Public in and for the County aforesaid, in said State do hereby certify that Keen Dunbar whose name is signed to the above writing personally appeared before me in my said County and acknowledged the said writing to be his act. And I further certify that Martha A. Dunbar, the wife of Keen Dunbar whose names are signed to the above writing personally appeared before in my said County and being examined by me privily and apart from her said husband and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her, she acknowledged the said writing to be her act and declared that she had willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it. Given under my hand this 14th day of November 1885.

A. G. Pritchett, N. P.

In the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Pittsylvania County on the 8th day of March 1886. The foregoing deed was admitted to record upon the certficate of its acknowledgement thereto annexed.

Teste: W. B. Shepherd, Clerk

Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Deed Book 87 Page 532

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Book 74, page 4 February 1, 1879 from Robert B. Neal to John W. Blankenship for twelve hundred dollars, ninety nine acres of land lying on the headwaters of Sandy Creek in thre county of Pittsylvania known as the Slayton Tract and adjoining the lands of William A. Wilson, E. T. Lewis and others , Neal reserving to himself the right of way from Lewis corner to Bryant's line Signed by Robert B. Neal. Recorded March 20, 1879.


Book 59, p 516 July 7, 1859 Samuel S. Amos and Susan Amos, his wife, to George W. Blankenship and William J. Blankenship for five hundred and seventeen dollars a certain tract of land lying within Pittsylvania County on the waters of Cool Branch adjoining the land of William Burdett and others and containing ninety four acres, Signed by Samuel S. Amos and Susan Amos (her mark) Recorded December 17, 1860.


Book 59, p 517 December 18, 1860 George Barrett and Polly, his wife to Wm. H. Waller in consideration for one hundred and thirty dollars, thirty and three fourth acres of land lying in Pittsylvania County on the waters of Strait Stone Creek being a part of the land allotted John C. Keatts in the division of Richard Keatts Estate and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at pointers in the Keatts line thence with his line S 71 W 63 poles ro pointers in Mrs. Bealey's line and with her line S 24 degrees E 74 poles to pointers in Mrs. Anderson's line and with her line N 86 E 63 poles to a red oak in George Barrett's line , thence a new line N 24 degrees, W 92 60/100 poles to the beginning. Barrett retaining the right to use the water out of the spring. Signed by George Barrett (his Mark) and Polly Barrett (her mark) Acknowledged by Wm C. Tate, Justice of the Peace


Book 75, P.486 March 25, 1879 William J. Brown and wife of Pittsylvania County to John W. Blankenship for one thousand thirty one dollars a certain tract of land lying in the county of Pittsylvania on the headwaters of Sandy Creek known as the Chaney and Birch Tract adjoining the lands of Robber___, James, Thomas and others and bounded as follows: Begining at red oak on Burches corner, thence S to old Milan Branch with said branch to sweet gum on Thomas Yaman line, E with said line to hickory on corner of Neal line, N straight line with Neal to sasfras , thence W straight to poplar in branch , thence to Red Oak on Bryant line . ___ to MillStone Road, thence with said road to Mrs. Yeamon, thence with said Yaman line S to the beginning ___ containing one hundred and forty acres. Signed by William J. Brown and Sarah E. Brown. Certified by J. R. Whitehead, N.P. Recorded May 29, 1880.


Deed Book 31, page 510 This Indenture made this 28th day of Novemnber the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine between Jonathan Weldon and Nancy Weldon, his wife, of Pittsylvania County of the the one part and John Blankinship of the the aforesaid County of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Jonathan Welden and Nancy his wife for and in consideration of six hundred dollars to them in hand paid by the said John Blankinship at and befpre the sealing and delivery of these presents the rceipt whereof the said Jonathan Weldon and Nancy his wife doth hereby acknowledge, hath given, granted, bargained and sold and by those present doth give grant bargain and sell deliver and confirm unto the said John Blankinship his heirs and assigns forever, one certain track or parcel of land situate lying and being on the waters of Benches Creek in Pittsylvania County containing one hundred and ninety acres be the same more or less and bounded as follows: Beginning at an ash on a branch thence S 86' E. 95 poles crossing a branch to pointers in Henry's line, thence N 11' __ 190 poles crossing the mountain road to a red _ Post Oak thence SW __102 poles crossing the two roads to Pointers on old road, thence along the same __poles to the Mountain road thence along the same 62 poles to a white oak, then S 73' W 33 poles crossing the road to a chestnut oak, thence S.58' E 43 poles to Pointers, S 14' W 104 poles to a white oak, thence S 41' E 90 poles to pointers, thence S 82' E 12 poles to Pointers, S 62' E 25 poles to a pine on a branch thence up the branch as it meanders to the beginning together with all and singular priviledges and appentinances. Signed by Jonathan Weldon and Nancy Weldon (her mark) Acknowledged by John William and Wm M. William.


Deed Book 38, page 381 Indenture made January 4, 1830 James A. Luck and Susan M. his wife to John Blankinship all of Pittsylvania County, Virginia for the sum of five hundred and fifty dollars a certain tract or parcel of land lying in Pittsylvania County on both sides of the main road leading from Halifax County and containing 323 acres adjoining the land of Meredith Jennings and ___Tanner being the land conveyed to Jans G. Bay will by Wm ______ by deed bearing the date of 10th of July 1831.


Indenture made October 23, 1796, Abner Adkins of Pittsylvania County to William Morris for 120 pounds lawful money of Virginia three hundred and forty acres lying in Pittsylvania County, begining on east side of Strawberry Creek. Witnessed by Randolph Smith, George Hill (his mark), Thomas Holly (his mark), William Morris. Signed by Abner Adkins, Recorded December 19, 1796


Indenture made January 20, 1787 between Hathgarner Theodrick McDaniel Of Pittsylvania County to Benjamin Morris of Pittsylvania County for 45 pounds current money of Virginia a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres more or less in Pittsylvania County. Beginning at corner of Pointers of Mooore lineand where Dodson line meet, N to the to the Moors Corner


The attached deed was made by my Great Great Grandmother, Eliza M. Pritchett, who was the widow of Joshua Pritchett (b. 1795 Brunswick, d. bef 18 Jan 1847). Upon the sale of this land she and 10-11 other families and over 100 slaves formed a wagon train and came to Texas to the Grayson/Fannin county area and settled in two towns named Bells and Savoy, Tx. They formed a building committee and rebuilt the Virginia Point Methodist Church (a Methodist Episcopal church). The church originally founded 1833 was burned to ground in mid 1840's because a soldier died of Yellow Fever in the chapel on his way to the Mexican wars. The parishoners burned the building to prevent spread of desease.

Eliza arrived here late 1857 or early 1858.

"ELIZA M. PRITCHETT DEED TO WILLIAM H. BADGETT (Widow Joshua D. Pritchett, Jr.)

Pittsylvania county, Virginia 5th day September 1857

(Source: Deeds 1856-59 Pittsylvania county, Virginia, Vol 57-58, LDS #33261)

"This deed made this 5th day of September 1857 between Eliza M. Pritchett of the county of Pittsylvania & State of Virginia of the 1st part & Wm. H. Badgett of the County of Faswell (?) N. C. of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Eliza M. Pritchett hath for and in consideration of the sum of three thousand eight hundred and seventy five dollars to her in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged sold & by these presents doth sell & convey to the said Wm. H. Badgett two tracts of land situate in the county of Pittsylvania on Sandy River containing (No. 1) 430 acres by recent survey and (No. 2) 290 acres.

No. 1 bounded as follows. Beginning at black gum at Hutson's & Carter's corner thence with Carter's line S85 W 182 poles erupting Sandy River to rock in Cousin's line and with same S29 E42-1/2 poles to white oak then due South 25 poles to post oak (down) thence S10 W145 poles to post oak in S M. Saml line (now Jos S. Robertson) and with his line & H. G. Daniels erupting at river N73 E257 poles pts on Hutchensons branch thence with Daniell line S58 E35 poles to white oak N34 E343 poles to pointers N77-1/2 W83 poles to sourwood on branch in Boazes line thence down said branch as it meanders with Thos. W. Hutson 184 poles S80 W32 poles to white oak N50 W48 poles to points near spring still with Hutsons lines S51 W30 poles to the beginning and

No. 2 bounded as follows. Beginning at black gum at Hutsons & Francis corner & with Hutsons line S89 #52 poles to crook in line S85-1/2 E134 poles to a post oak S242 W37-1/2 poles to crook S34 E20 poles to red oak N53 E poles to Chesnut in Boazes line N34 E 46 poles eroping the Caroline road to points in Thos Gandings line & with same & Robt McTarpley's lines N45 W160 pales to points in Motley's line & with same S46 W296 poles to red oak in Francis line & with same S7-1/2 E51 poles to the beginning.

And the said Eliza M. Pritchett doth by these presents warrant generally the right and title to said two tracts of land herein described to him the said Wm. H. Badgett his heirs & assigns forever free from the claims of all persons whose power in testimony whereof the said Eliza M. Pritchett hath here unto set her hand & affixed her seal the day & year first in this indenture written.

P.S. I the said Eliza M. Pritchett except in tract not the title to the family grave yard say 30 feet by 60 feet I guess and no more. Given under my hand & seal the day & year first above written.

Eliza M. Pritchett - Seal"

Pittsylvania County to wit: I John D. Hall a justice of the peace for the county above said do certify that Eliza M. Pritchett whose name is signed to the foregoing deed bearing date 5th Sept. 1857 acknowledged the same before me in my county aforesaid. Given under my hand this 5th day of Sept. 1857.

John D. Hall, J of P

At a county court held for the county of Pittsylvania on the 21st day of September 1857 the foregoing writing was ordered to be recorded upon the certificate of acknowledgment thereon endorsed.

Submitted by Jan Pritchett-Litvin

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The following deeds were submitted by Molly Shumate

Pittsylvania Co. Deed Book 51, p. 186 8/3/1847 Rec: 3/20/1848
   Jeremiah Gray and Elizabeth his wife to William H. Burton, all
of Pittsylvania Co. - 200 acres Bean's Creek.  Lines: Benjamin
Gray, pointers, trees, creek.  s/Jeremiah Gray   Elizabeth (x)
Gray

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Pittsylvania Co. Deed:
 Book 10 p. 183 10/9/1794
  William Harrison of Pittsylvania to Ann Burton of Pittsylvania
- 50 pounds - Lines: William Browning, Davis, Tompkins. W/Joshua
 Stone, and Daniel Tompkins, Walter Guill

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Book 10, p. 184 10/29/1794
  William Harrison to William Burton - 100 acres plus house where
Harrison lives. Lines: Cross road and running w/Oakes lines,
Mobleys Creek to Daniel Tompkins, Joseph Conn, deceased. Wit:
Joshua Stone, Daniel Tompkins, Walter Guild

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Book 10, p. 185 10/29/1794
  William Harrison to Joseph Burton - 64 acres both sides of road
leading to Iron Works - Joseph Conn, deceased, William Browning,
William Burton new line.  S/Joshua Stone, Daniel Tompkins, Walter
Guild, William Harrison

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Book 48 p. 320 Recorded 1/13/1847
  John S. Vaughan to William H. Burton
  55 acres Beans Creek Lines: Joseph Hiler, Benjamin Gray, Mary
Vaughan

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Book 51, p. 186 Recorded: 8/3/1847
  Jeremiah and Elizabeth Gray to W. H. Burton $500
  200 acres Bean's creek

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Book 58 p. 58 8/25/1858 Rec: 8/25/1858
  William H. Burton and Elizabeth Burton to William Epperson - 55
acres Beans Creek adjoining James Hiler, Benjamin Gray and
bounded by Benjamin Gray, Joseph Hiler, John Vaughan. s/ William
(x) and Elizabeth (x)

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Book 60, p. 504 Recorded: 7/20/1863
  John R. Keen and Ann T. Keen to William H. Burton $3000
  Danville/Henry Turnpike near Brown's Shop- 177 acres. Lines:
Sugartree Rd., Brown, Murphey

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Book 62, p. 194 Recorded: 8/17/1867
   Thomas and Lucy Brown to William H. Burton
   Water of Mobley's Creek $65 - Lines: Trees only - no acreage
mentioned

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Book 63, p. 315 328/1869 - Agreement
   Elizabeth R. Burton to J. M. Burton
   Life estate - 530 acres - by husband deceased conveys her
interest if he agrees to support her during her natural life

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Book 8, p. 286 9/1788
ADIN GRAY of Pittsylvania Co. appoints his trusty friend and
brother JEREMIAH GRAY of the COUNTY OF MONTGOMERY and the STATE
OF MARYLAND to be my . . lawful attorney . . (to sell land in
Montgomery Co., MD.)

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Book 30, p. 306 1827
John Gray, Calva Gray Billings wife of Pierce Billings, Sally
Gray King, wife of Rice King, Adin Gray, Benjamin Gray, Itavia
Gray - (sold what they inherited from their father, Jeremiah
Gray)

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Pittsylvania Co. - DB 93, page 300 8/31/1888 rec:
9/5/1888 - Robert A. Lee and Martha K. Lee his wife to Griffin
Dobins, County of Bedford "for $1,000. . .a certain tract or
parcel of land lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania Va
on the water of Staunton River and Jasper Creek adjoining the
lands of A. F. Snow and others it being the same tract of land
purchased by R. A. Lee from J. A. Lee and conveyed to the said R.
A. Lee by deed bearing date on the 11th day of August 1884 and of
record in the Clerk's office of the County Court of Pittsylvania
Co., Va., and contains 231 acres 3 roods and 32 3/4 poles.. . .
s/Robert A. Lee     Martha K. Lee

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Pittsylvania Co. - DB 62, page 41-42 1/1/1866 rec:
1/21/1867 - Burwell Lee of County of Pittsylvania to Robert A.
Lee of Pittsylvania Co. - 186 acres - "one certain lot or parcel
of land lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania State of
Virginia on the waters of Staunton River containing one hundred
and eighty acres be the same more or less bounded by the lands of
Patsy Adams and said B. Lee known as Lots No 6 and 7 in the
division of the landed estate of Richard T. Walden as reported by
commissioners Graves, Snow and Franklin, under an order of the
County Court of Pittsylvania made at its November term 1852. . .
s/Burwell Lee

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10.  Pittsylvania Co. - DB 135, page 100-101 4/6/1911
Rec: 4/19/1911  R. A. Lee, Sr. and his wife M. K. Lee to Ella V.
Scruggs, both of Pittsylvania Co. "$150 - parcel or lot of land
adjoining the lands of W. L. Vaughan and others containing fifty
acres be same more or less beginning at the line of H. C. Parker
at the Junction of rail and post fence and running with said
fence by the old tobacco barns to the pasture fence, then by
chops and blaze to the corner of fence near the Spring hill gate
and continuing with said fence to the Vaughan line at the Black
rock bluff, then East to Taylor's ford road, then southerly with
said road to Parker's line then westerly to the beginning.
     Reservations that we the parties of the first part occupy
and hold the mansion house, garden, pasture and firewood and
spring during their natural life and at their death then the
said Ella V. Scruggs to own the said land in her own right.
                             s/Robert A. Lee, Sr./M. K. Lee

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Pittsylvania Co. - DB 145, page 1  8/3/1914  Rec:
_________ R. A. Lee and M. K. Lee to John Scruggs  "$300 - said
land being in the County and State aforesaid on Staunton River
and adjoining the lands of Henry C. Parker on the south,
beginning at the line of Mrs. Ella Scruggs and running West with
said Parker's line to the River and then with the River southeast
to the line of W. L. Vaughan, thence with old line south to the
beginning.  s/Rev. R. A. Lee/M. K. Lee

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 69, p. 450 10/10/1876 Rec: 7/13/1876
     John Haley and Virginia S. his wife and Robert A. Lee,
Trustee for Martha J. Lee, wife of Henry R. Lee and Charles H.
Haley and John M. Haley, children of Martha R. Haley deceased and
Francis V. Lee of 2nd part. - $500 - 128 3/4 acres - Lines:
Thomas Franklin, Ellis Branch at mouth of Staunton River, tree.
. . . RAL for benefit of said Martha J. Lee wife of Henry R. Lee,
Charles H. Haley and John M. Haley children of Martha R. Haley
deceased, Francis V. Lee, William H. or A. Lee, John and George
E. Lee.

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 11, p. 364 10/15/1798 Rec: 10/15/1798
   Jesse Hodges and Elizabeth, county of Pittsylvania to Drewry
Scrugs, County of Campbell - $908 - tract or parcel in county of
Pittsylvania on both sides Camp Branch containing 454 acres.
Lines: Thomas Collins, Camp Branch, Andrew McHaney, Thomas
Daughterty's old survey, pointers.  No witnesses

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 11, p. 365 10/15/1798 Rec: 10/15/1798
   Thomas Collins and Elizabeth to Drewry Scrugs of Campbell Co.
- $92 - both sides the Flat Rock Branch.  Lines: Collins,
Daughterty, pointers, Flat Rock Branch. Wit: Frances Chumbley,
Thomas Grasty, John Turner

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 11, p. 498 6/28/1799 Rec: 6/28/1799
   John Wood and Fanney his wife, County of Halifax to Drury
Scrugs, County of Pittsylvania - 150 acres Camping Branch of
Straightstone Creek.  John Wood conveyed to Jesse Hodges, wife
Fanney not made part of sale.

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 11, p. 499 6/28/1799 Rec: 6/28/1799
    John Stone and James Dejarnette, Sr., gentlemen Justices of
Halifax Co. - release of Fanney's dower rights. (see above)

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 16, p. 265 2/9/1809 Rec: 2/11/1809
     Drury Scruggs Sr. and wife Elizabeth, County of Pittsylvania
to Samuel Nowlin - 550 pounds - 505 acres by survey on both sides
Camp Branch of Straightstone.  Lines: Patrick, Long, John's,
Andrew McHaney, George, pointers, branch.
                        s/Drury Scruggs/Elizabeth (x) Scruggs
Wit: N. Tucker, Langhorn Scruggs, Warfield Scruggs, William Doss

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 22, p. 56 8/8/1818 Deed of Trust Rec:
9/25/1818 - Drury and Milley Scruggs, county of Pittsylvania to
George Gilbert and Cornelius McHaney - $300 due Andrew McHaney by
notes - sold - draughts of Silverstone Creek - 163 acres.

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 23, p. 487 2/17/1821 Deed of Trust - Rec:
2/19/1821 - Drury Scruggs of Pittsylvania Co. to A. C. Shelton
and John Dick - 32 pounds 7 shillings 6 pence - due P. S. Grasty
by bond bearing date 2/17/1821 - furniture, personal goods,
animals, etc.

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 24, p. 383 10/13/1821 Rec: 3/18/1822
   George Gilbert and Cornelius McHaney(1) George Dejarnette(2) -
indenture from Drury and Milley to Gilbert and McHaney - 163
acres - George Dejarnett became purchaser for $299.

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 30, p. 208 6/25/1828 Deed of Trust Rec:
7/21/1828 - Drury Scruggs(1) Anthony Minter and Turner Rogers(2)
all of Pittsylvania Co. - $200 due George Dejarnette, personal
goods, crops, animals.  Wit: Henry Turner, George Turner, Allen
(x) Tuck

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 52, p. 447 12/10/1850 Rec: 12/10/1850
    Coleman and Ann Scruggs to John B. Johnson - $425 - long
branch adjoining Morton Scruggs, Thompson Robertson and others.
s/Coleman (x) Scruggs/Ann Scruggs

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 51, p. 131 ___ January 1848  Rec:
1/17/1848
    Coleman bought at auction - 104 acres.  Lines: Thompson,
Robertson, James, W. T. Crews (Morton Scruggs on the Long
Branch), Thomas W. Wooding

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 54, p. 597 12/22/1853 Rec: 12/24/1853
    James W. Davis and Martha A. to Coleman Scruggs - $1050 -
waters of Sycamore Creek adjoining Charles E. Davis, Henry
Walker, A. Rucker, Ann G. Davis and children, Parker F. Short
(formerly Irby's line) - 254 3/4 acres.

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 58, p. 371 4/5/1859 Rec: 4/9/1859
     Henry G. Walker and Michia his wife to Coleman Scruggs -
$100 - waters of Sycamore Creek adjoining lands of Coleman W.
Scruggs and Henry G. Walker - 20 acres

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 59, p. 504 11/26/1860 Rec: 12/7/1860
     Nancy W. Faris and Coleman Scruggs all of Pittsylvania Co. -
$50 - her interest in tract of land owned by her mother Mildred
Scruggs and all right and title in mother's estate . . s/Nancy W.
(x) Faris.  Wit: John W. Motley

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 60, p. 431 3/18/1863 Rec: 3/30/1863
     Morton Scruggs to Coleman Scruggs (trustee) - $1 - all his
estate to benefit wife Martha Scruggs and her four youngest
children namely Robert, Betsy, Martha and ____.  s/Morton (x)
Scruggs  Wit: Presley Simpson

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Pittsylvania Co. DB 60, p. 296 10/7/1862 Rec: 10/20/1862
     Warfield Scruggs of Greenbrier Co. to Coleman Scruggs of
Pittsylvania Co. -$50 - all interest in mother Milley Scruggs
estate which was willed to her in trust by George Dejarnett.
s/Warfield (x) Scruggs  Wit: Presley Simpson

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Submitted by Jan Pritchett-Litvin
WILLIAM PRITCHETT DEED
TO JOSHUA D. PRITCHETT, JR.
Pittsylvania county, Virginia
13th Day of December 1822
(Source:  Deeds 1820-24, Pittsylvania county, Virginia,
Vol 24-25, LDS # 33274, Page 162A)

THIS INDENTURE made this thirteenth day of December in the year of our Lord
Christ one thousand eight hundred and twenty two between William Pritchett and
Ann his wife of the county of the other part witnesseth that the said William
& Ann Pritchett for and in consideration of the sum of twelve hundred and
eighty seven dollars current money of Virginia to the in hand paid by the said
Joshua Pritchett at or before the meeting and delivery of these presents the
receipt where of is hereby acknowledged have granted, bargained and sold and
by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said Joshua Pritchett
his heirs & assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land lying and
being in the County of a foresaid containing three hundred and seventeen acres
by the same more or less and bounded as follows (Virg).

Beginning at a white oak thence a new line S8 W93 poles to a red oak. S57 W52
pols to a post oak down S64 W126 poles to a white oak sumpt S33 W160 poles to
a white oakk S15 W 26 poles to a white oak S56 E 171 poles to painters S31 E
155 poles to a white oak being at the creek and down the lane as it merged at
80 poles to the mouth of a branch  and up the lane 40 poles to the head there
of thence N11 W37 poles to the beginning.  To have and to hold the said tract
or parcel of land with all and singular the appertuances there unto belonging
and the said William and Ann Pritchett for themselves their executors and
administratiors.  The said tract or parcel of land unto the said Joshua
Pritchett his executors administrators and assigns against the claim of them
the said William & Ann Pritchett their executors and administrators and and
against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever
shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents.  In witness where
of the said William & Ann Pritchett have hereunto set their hands and seals
this day & date above written.
                Wm. Pritchett - Seal
                                Ann Pritchett - Seal
Pittsylvania County to wit:
                We James Lanier & Robert Devin Justices of the peace in the county aforesaid
in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Ann Pritchett the wife of
William  Pritchett parties in a certain deed for the conveyance of real estate
to Joshua Pritchett (brother) bearing date the 13th day of December and hereto
answered personally approved before us in our Caounty aforesaid and being
answered by us privately and apart from her husband and having the deed
aforesaid fully explained to her she the said Ann Pritchett adknowledged the
same to be her act and deed and declared she had willingly signed sealed and
delivered the same and that she wished (note to retract it) given under our
hands and seals this thirteen day of December 1822.
Jas C. Lanier - Seal
        Robt. Devin - Seal
Pittsylvania County
                We James Lanier & Robert Devin magistrates of the County aforesaid do hereby
certify that William Pritchett and Ann his wife parties to the written deed
for the conveyance of real estate hath duely acknowledged the same before us
on the 13th day of December in the year eighteen hundred and twenty two and
desired us to certify the said acknowledgement to the clerk of county of
Pittsylvania in order that the said conveyance me be reconted - as witness our
hand & seals this 13th day of December 1822.
Jas. Lanier - Seal
Robt. Devin - Seal
At a court held for Pittsylvania County on the 16th day of December 1822 this
indenture from William & Ann Pritchett his wife to Joshua Pritchett and was
presented in Court and upon the certificates of the acknowledgement of the
relinquishment of same endorsed was ordered to be recorded.
                                        Test - Will Tunststall - CC

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Submitted by Jan Pritchett Litvin

WILLIAM PRITCHETT DEED TO JOSHUA D. PRITCHETT, JR.
Pittsylvania county, Virginia
13th Day of December 1822
(Source:  Deeds 1820-24, Pittsylvania county, Virginia,
Vol 24-25, LDS # 33274, Page 162A)
THIS INDENTURE made this thirteenth day of December in the year of our Lord
Christ one thousand eight hundred and twenty two between William Pritchett and
Ann his wife of the county of the other part witnesseth that the said William
& Ann Pritchett for and in consideration of the sum of twelve hundred and
eighty seven dollars current money of Virginia to the in hand paid by the said
Joshua Pritchett at or before the meeting and delivery of these presents the
receipt where of is hereby acknowledged have granted, bargained and sold and
by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said Joshua Pritchett
his heirs & assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land lying and
being in the County of a foresaid containing three hundred and seventeen acres
by the same more or less and bounded as follows (Virg).

Beginning at a white oak thence a new line S8 W93 poles to a red oak. S57 W52
pols to a post oak down S64 W126 poles to a white oak sumpt S33 W160 poles to
a white oakk S15 W 26 poles to a white oak S56 E 171 poles to painters S31 E
155 poles to a white oak being at the creek and down the lane as it merged at
80 poles to the mouth of a branch  and up the lane 40 poles to the head there
of thence N11 W37 poles to the beginning.  To have and to hold the said tract
or parcel of land with all and singular the appertuances there unto belonging
and the said William and Ann Pritchett for themselves their executors and
administratiors.  The said tract or parcel of land unto the said Joshua
Pritchett his executors administrators and assigns against the claim of them
the said William & Ann Pritchett their executors and administrators and and
against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever
shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents.  In witness where
of the said William & Ann Pritchett have hereunto set their hands and seals
this day & date above written.
                                                        Wm. Pritchett - Seal
                                Ann Pritchett - Seal
Pittsylvania County to wit:
                We James Lanier & Robert Devin Justices of the peace in the county aforesaid
in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Ann Pritchett the wife of
William  Pritchett parties in a certain deed for the conveyance of real estate
to Joshua Pritchett (brother) bearing date the 13th day of December and hereto
answered personally approved before us in our Caounty aforesaid and being
answered by us privately and apart from her husband and having the deed
aforesaid fully explained to her she the said Ann Pritchett adknowledged the
same to be her act and deed and declared she had willingly signed sealed and
delivered the same and that she wished (note to retract it) given under our
hands and seals this thirteen day of December 1822.
Jas C. Lanier - Seal
Robt. Devin - Seal
Pittsylvania County
                We James Lanier & Robert Devin magistrates of the County aforesaid do hereby
certify that William Pritchett and Ann his wife parties to the written deed
for the conveyance of real estate hath duely acknowledged the same before us
on the 13th day of December in the year eighteen hundred and twenty two and
desired us to certify the said acknowledgement to the clerk of county of
Pittsylvania in order that the said conveyance me be reconted - as witness our
hand & seals this 13th day of December 1822.
Jas. Lanier - Seal
Robt. Devin - Seal
At a court held for Pittsylvania County on the 16th day of December 1822 this
indenture from William & Ann Pritchett his wife to Joshua Pritchett and was
presented in Court and upon the certificates of the acknowledgement of the
relinquishment of same endorsed was ordered to be recorded.                                     Test - Will
Tunststall

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Submitted by Jan Pritchett Litvin

WILLIAM PRITCHETT DEED TO
 JOSHUA PRITCHETT, SR.
Pittsylvania county, Virginia
13th Day of December 1822
(Source:  Deeds 1820-24, Pittsylvania county, Virginia,
Vol 24-25, LDS #33274, Page 163-164)

THIS INDENTURE made this 13th day of December in the year of our Lord Christ
one thousand eight hundred and twenty two between Joshua Pritchett, Senior, of
the county of Pittsylvania of the one part William Pritchett of said county of
the other part witnesseth that the said Joshua Pritchett, Sr., for and in
consideration of the sum of twelve hundred and eighty seven dollars currant
money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said William Pritchett at or
before the meeting and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is
hereby acknowledged hat granted bargained and sold unto the said William
Pritchett his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land
and being in the county aforesaid and three hundred and seventeen acres be the
same (more or less) bounded as follows (Virg).

Beginning at white birch a new line N8 W93 poles to a red oak N57 W52 polls to
a post oak down S64 W126 poles to a white oak stump S33 W160 poles to a white
oak S15 W261 to a white oak S56 E171 poles to pointers N30 E135 poles to a
white oak stump at the creek and down the same as it meanders 80 poles to the
mouth of a branch and up the same 40 poles to the head thereof thence N11 W37
poles to the beginning.  To have and to hold the said tracts or parcel of land
with singular the appurtenance thereunto belongings and the said Joshua
Pritchett, Sr., for himself his executors and administrators the said tract or
parcel of land unto the said William Pritchett his executors administrators &
assigns against the claims of him the said Joshua Pritchett his executors &
administrators and against the claim or claims of all and every person or
persons in witness whereof the said Joshua Pritchett administrators with the
will answered of Edward Song, Decd, hath hereunto set his hand & seal this day
& date above written.  Signed and sealed and delivered in the presents of:

        Joshua Pritchett, Sr. - Seal
Pittsylvania County:
                We James Lanier & Robert Devin magistrates of the County aforesaid do hereby
certify that Joshua Pritchett, Jr., party to the within due for the Conveyance
of real estate, hath duly acknowledged the same before us on the 13th day of
December Eighteen hundred & twenty two and desire us to certify the said
acknowledgment to the Clerk of the county of Pittsylvania in order that the
said Conveyance may be recorded - as Witness our hands & seals this 13th day
of December 1822.
James Lanier - Seal
Robert Devin - Seal
At a Court held for Pittsylvania county on the 15th day of December 1822 This
Indenture from Joshua Pritchett, Sr., to William Pritchett was presented in
Court and upon the certificate of the acknowledgment hereon and which was
ordered to be recorded.
                                                Teste:  Will Tunstall - CC
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Submitted by Molly Shumate
 

Estate of Burwell Lee, Jr.
Appointment of Administrator
28 May 1872

Know all men by these presents, that we, Robert A. Lee and
William B. Hurt and Richard Parker are held and firmly bound unto
the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of Five hundred Dollars
the payment of which will and timely be made, we bind ourselves
and each of us, and each of our heirs, executors and
administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents.
Sealed with our seals and dated this 28 day of May 1872.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the
Circuit Court of Pittsylvania County have this day granted
letters of Administration of the Estate of Burwell Lee deceased
to the above bound Robert A. Lee.  Now if the said Robert A. Lee
shall faithfully discharge the duties of said office or trust,
then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force
and virtue, and we hereby waive the benefit of our homestead
exemption as to the above obligation.

Robert A. Lee (Seal)
Wm. B. Hurt (Seal)
Richard Parker (Seal)

Signed sealed and acknowledged in Open Court

At a Circuit Court held for the County of Pittsylvania at the
Court House thereof on Tuesday the 28th day of May 1872, the
within bond was entered into and acknowledged by the obligons to
be their act and deed.

Teste: John L. Hurt, Clerk

Pittsylvania County
Book 3A, page 171
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DEED
Burwell Lee to Robert A. Lee
1 January 1855

THIS DEED made this first day of January 1855 between Burwell Lee
of the County of Pittsylvania State of Virginia of the first part
and Robert A. Lee of the County and State aforesaid of the
second.

WITNESSETH that for and in consideration of the sum of Fifteen
Hundred Dollars in hand paid by the said Robert A. Lee, the
receipt of which is hereby acknowledged the said B. Lee have sold
and do by this Deed bargain, sell and convey unto the said R. A.
Lee one certain lot or parcel of land lying and being in the
County of Pittsylvania State of Virginia on the waters of
Staunton River containing one hundred and eighty six acres be the
same more or less bounded by the lands of Patsy Adams and said B.
Lee known as Lots 6 and 7 in the division of the landed estate of
Richard V. Walden as reported by Commissioners Graves, Snow and
Franklin, under an order of the County Court of Pittsylvania made
at its November term 1852 to have and to hold the aforesaid
parcel of land with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to
him the said R. A. Lee his heirs and assigns forever free from
the claims of all persons whatsoever.  Witnesseth my hand and
seal the day and date first above written.

              Burwell Lee (Seal)

County of Pittsylvania
State of Virginia to wit:

I, William C. Shelton, Justice of the Peace in said County and
State do hereby certify that Burwell Lee party to the above deed
personally appeared before me in my county aforesaid and
acknowledged the same to be his act and deed.  Given under my
hand this 14th day of December 1855.

              William C. Shelton, J. P.

In the Clerk's office of the County Court of Pittsylvania County
on the 21st day of January 1867.  The foregoing deed was upon the
Certificate of its Acknowledgement thereon endorsed admitted
to record.

              Teste: L. Scruggs, Clerk
Pittsylvania County
Deed Book 62, page 41

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DEED
Burwell Lee to Jeremiah A. Lee
12 December 1866

      THIS DEED made this 12th day of December 1866 between
Burwell Lee of the County of Pittsylvania, State of Virginia of
the first part and Jeremiah A. Lee of the County and State
aforesaid of the second part.

WITNESSETH: that for and in consideration of the sum of Fifteen
Hundred Dollars in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby
acknowledged the said Burwell Lee hath sold and do by this deed
bargain, sell and convey unto the said Jeremiah A. Lee his heirs
and assigns one certain tract of land lying and being in the
County and State aforesaid upon the waters of Staunton River and
the water of Jasper's Creek bounded by the land of said B. Lee
and others beginning at the mouth of Jasper's Creek running with
the lines of the Estate of Thomas T. Adams deceased, the lines of
George Cox, thence off a new line between the said B. Lee's lands
to Staunton River thence up Staunton River to the beginning
containing about two hundred acres be the same more or less to
have and to hold the aforesaid tract of land to him the said
Jeremiah A. Lee his heirs and assigns free trom the claim or
claims of the said B. Lee his heirs or assigns and all other
persons whatsoever.

As witnesseth the following signatures and seals the day and year
first above written.
              Burwell Lee (Seal)

State of Virginia
Pittsylvania County to wit:

I, Robert A. Lee, Justice of the Peace in and for the County
aforesaid do certify that Burwell Lee a party to the above Deed
bearing date the 12th day of December 1866 personally appeared
before me in my county aforesaid and acknowledged said deed to be
his act and deed.  Given under my hand this 14th day of December
1866.
              Robert A. Lee, J. P.

In the Clerk's office of the County Court of Pittsylvania County
on the 26th day of December 1866.  The foregoing deed was upon
the Certificate of its Acknowledgement therein endorsed admitted
to record.

              Teste: L. Scruggs, Clerk
 

Pittsylvania County
Deed Book 62, Page 31

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DEED
Lee to Lee
22 February 1869

      THIS DEED made and entered into this 22nd day of February
1869 between Burwell Lee of the County of Pittsylvania State of
Virginia of the first part and Robert A. Lee, trustee of the
second part, Virginia T. Lee, Lucy E. Lee, Eli Parker, Pannill
and Franklin, and Jeremiah A. Lee of the third part.  WITNESSETH
that the said Burwell Lee is justly indebted to the said Virginia
T. Lee in the sum of Two Thousand Twenty Five Dollars by bond
bearing date on the first day of January 1869 with legal interest
thereon; to the said Lucy E. Lee in the sum of Twelve hundred and
Fifty Dollars, due as Guardian with legal interest thereon from
the first day of April 1858; to Eli Parker in the sum of One
Hundred Dollars by bond bearing date on the 28th day of August
1867 with legal interest thereon; to Pannill and Franklin
the sum of Fifty Nine Dollars 16 cents by account due lst day of
January 1869 with legal interest thereon, and to Jeremiah A. Lee,
the sum of One hundred Dollars due by account with legal interest
thereon from the first day of January 1859, and the said  B. Lee
is willing and desirous to secure now this Deed.

WITNESSETH that for and in consideration of the premises and also
for the further sum of One Dollar in hand paid the receipt of
which is hereby acknowledged the said B. Lee hath sold and do by
this deed, bargain, sell and convey to the said Robert A. Lee,
his heirs and assigns forever IN TRUST one certain tract or
parcel of land lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania
State of Virginia on the waters of the Staunton River containing
four hundred and twenty acres be the same more or less bounded by
the lands of Jeremiah A. Lee, Virginia S. Adams, George Cox,
Robert A. Lee and Staunton River, also two mules, one gray mare
and colt, one sorrel mare, stock of cattle, hogs and sheep,
plantation tools of every description, household and kitchen
furniture, one sorghum mill, crop of fodder, oats, wheat,
tobacco, corn shucks, straw to the said Robert A. Lee, his heirs
and assigns forever.  NEVERTHELESS that the said R. A. Lee shall
permit the said B. Lee, his heirs or assigns to remain in quiet
and peaceable possession of the said tract or parcel of land and
all other property mentioned in this Deed until default be made
in the payment of the aforesaid sums of money, either in whole or
in part, then at the request of either party on or after the
first day of April 1870, the said  R. A. Lee, as Trustee, shall
after giving public notice ten days of the time and place of sale
sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the tract
of land and other property mentioned in this Deed and out of the
monies arising from such sale after paying all necessary expenses
of this Deed first pay to the said Eli Parker the amount of his
debt then pay to all the other parties in this Deed the amounts
due them, if as much money be in hand, if not, each in proportion
to his or her debt, then if any balance pay to the said B. Lee or
his heirs, but if the aforesaid sums of money be fully paid off
and discharged on or before the first day of April 1870 so that
no default or payment be in the aforesaid sums of money then this
Deed be null and void.

In witness whereof, the parties have hereunto set their hand and
seals the day and year first above written.
              Burwell Lee (Seal)

Pittsylvania County State of Virginia, to wit:

I, Thomas H. Brumfield, a Justice of the Peace in said County, do
hereby certify that Burwell Lee, party to the above Deed bearing
date on the 22nd day of February 1869, personally appeared before
me in my County aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be his act
and deed. Given under my hand this 22nd day of May 1869.
              Thomas H. Brumfield, J. P.

In the Clerks Office of the County Court of Pittsylvania County
on the 26th day of May 1869 at 5 minutes past 9 o'clock A.M., the
foregoing writing was admitted to recordation the Certificate of
its Acknowledgement thereto annexed.
              Teste: L. Scruggs, D. C.
Examined and delivered to R. A. Lee 28 May 1872.

Pittsylvania County
Deed Book 63, page 250
Recorded: 5/26/1869

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DEED
Jeremiah A. Lee to Robert A. Lee
11 August 1884

      Know all men by these presents that Jeremiah A. Lee and
Medora C. Lee, his wife of the County of Lafayette in the State
of Missouri have this day, for and in consideration of the sum of
Five hundred dollars in hand paid by Robert A. Lee of the County
of Pittsylvania in the State of Virginia, granted, bargained and
sold unto the said Robert A. Lee all their right, title and
interest in the following described tract of land, situated in
the County of Pittsylvania in the State of Virginia that is to
say:   Beginning on Staunton River, below the mouth of Jasper
Creek at ash tree South 81 1/2 East 257 1/4 poles to pointers in
George Cox's line, due South 2 poles to pointers, South 26 East
12 poles, South 61 East (crossing branch at 12 poles) 48 10/100
poles to pointers in Adams line, then with his lines South
33 West 156 18/100 poles to pointers in Adams line, then North 69
West 100 poles North 61 West 40 poles North 65 West 40 poles
North 48 1/2 West 49 poles to corner in Adams field North 56 East
6 1/4 poles to Big Jasper Creek thence down said Creek as it
meanders North 73 West 11 poles North 77 West 11 poles to the
river thence down same as it meanders due North 10 poles North 3
West 10 poles, North 6 West 56 poles to the beginning containing
231 acres 3 Roods, 32 3/4 poles (according to survey by
William C. Smith, made October 22nd 1868) be the same more or
less to have and to hold with all the rights, privileges and
appurtenances thereto belonging unto the said Robert A. Lee, his
heirs and assigns forever.  In witness whereof, we have hereunto
subscribed our names and affixed our seals this 11th day
of August 1884.
              Jeremiah A. Lee
              Medora C. Lee
State of Missouri   )
County of Lafayette) ss.

      Be it remembered that Jeremiah A. Lee and Medora C. Lee his
wife of the County of Lafayette and State of Missouri who are
personally known to the undersigned a Notary Public within and
for the County and State aforesaid to be the same persons whose
names are subscribed to the foregoing instrument of writing as
party thereto this day personally appeared before me and
acknowledged that they executed the same as their free and
voluntary act and deed, and the said Medora C. Lee being by me
first made acquainted with the contents of the same in an
examination apart from her husband acknowledged that she executed
the same and relinquished her dower in the real estate therein
mentioned freely and voluntarily and without compulsion or undue
influence of her said husband.  Given under my hand and official
seal at my office in Odessa this 11th day of August 1884.
              W. K. McChesney, Notary Public
Term expires May 27th 1885

      In the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Pittsylvania
County on the 8th day of September 1888 at 9:15 o'clock A.M. the
foregoing deed was admitted to record upon the Certificate of its
acknowledgement thereon endorsed.
              Teste:  W. B. Shepherd, Clerk

      Examined September 29, 1888 and enclosed by registered
letter to R. A. Lee, Motley, Va. September 29, 1888.

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DEED
Robert A. Lee to Griffin Dobyns
31 August 1888

THIS DEED made this 31st day of August 1888 between Robert A. Lee
and Martha K. Lee his wife of the County of Pittsylvania and
State of Virginia of the first part and Griffin Dobyns of the
County of Bedford and State of Virginia of the second part.

WITNESSETH: That for and in consideration of the sum of One
Thousand Dollars good and lawful money of the United States to
them in hand paid by the party of the second part at and before
the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof
they do hereby acknowledge, the said parties of the first
part, do hereby grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said
party of the second part with special warranty, a certain tract
or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania
Virginia, on the waters of Staunton River and Jasper Creek
adjoining the lands of A. F. Snow and others it being the same
tract of land purchased by R. A. Lee from J. A. Lee and conveyed
to the said R. A. Lee by deed bearing date on the 11th day of
August 1884 and of recorded in the Clerk's Office of the County
Court of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and contains 231 acres 3
roods and 32 3/4 poles (according to survey made by Wm. C.
Smith October 22 1868) be the same more or less to have and to
hold the said land, together with all the appurtenances unto the
said Griffin Dobyns, his heirs and assigns forever.

In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names and
affixed our seals this day and year first above written.
              Robert A. Lee (Seal)
              Martha K. Lee (Seal)

State of Virginia
Pittsylvania County, to wit:

This day Robert A. Lee whose genuine signature appears to the
foregoing Deed personally appeared before me Joel T. Adams, a
Notary Public for the said County in the State aforesaid in my
said County and acknowleged the same to be his act and deed.

Given under my hand and seal this 5th day of Sept. 1888.
              Joel T. Adams, N. P. (Seal)

State of Virginia
Pittsylvania County to wit;

This day Martha K. Lee whose genuine signature appears to the
foregoing deed personally appeared before me Joel T. Adams, a
Notary Public for the said County in the State aforesaid in my
said County and being examined by me privil and apart from her
said husband and having the writing aforesaid fully explained
to her she the said Martha K. Lee acknowledged the same to be her
act and deed and declared that she had willingly executed the
same and did not wish to retract it.

Given under my hand and seal this 5th day of Sept. 1888.
              Joel T. Adams, N. P. (Seal)

In the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Pittsylvania County
on the 8th day of September 1888 at 9:15 o'clock A.M. the
foregoing Deed was admitted to record upon the Certificates of
its Acknowledgement hereon endorsed.
              Teste: W. B. Shepherd, Clerk (Seal)

Examined September 29, 1888 and enclosed to R. A. Lee, Motley,
Va. by registered letter September 29, 1888

Pittsylvania County
Deed Book 93, Page 300

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DEED
R. A. Lee to Ella Scruggs
6 April 1911
 

THIS DEED made this the 6th day of April A.D. 1911, between R. A.
Lee, Sr., and his wife, M. K. Lee of the first part and Ella V.
Scruggs of the second part, both and all of the County of
Pittsylvania and State of Virginia.

WITNESSETH that for and in consideration of the sum of One
Hundred and Fifty Dollars, paid by the said Ella V. Scruggs and
hereby acknowledged, we do bargain, sell and convey to the said
Ella V. Scruggs, a parcel or lot of land in the aforesaid County
and State adjoining the lands of W. L. Vaughan and others
containing fifty acres, by the same more or less, beginning at
the line of H. C. Parker at the Junction of rail and post fence
and running with said fence by the old tobacco barns to the
pasture fence, then by chops and blaze to the corner of fence
near this spring hill gate and continuing with said fence
to the Vaughan line at the Blackrock bluff, then east to Taylor's
Ford Road, then southerly with said road to Parker's line, then
westly to the beginning.  Reservation that we the parties of the
first part, occupy and hold the mansion house, garden, pasture
and firewood and spring during their natural life and at their
death then the said Ella V. Scruggs to own the land in her own
right.

Given under our hands and seals this the day and year first above
written.
              R. A. Lee, Sr. (Seal)
              M. K. Lee (Seal)

State of Virginia
County of Pittsylvania to wit:

Personally appeared before me W. H. Ramsey, a Justice of the
Peace in and for the aforesaid County and State, whose names are
signed to the above Deed having even date with this certificate,
R. A. Lee and M. K. Lee, wife of R. A. Lee and acknowledged the
same to be theirs.

Given under my hand this the 6th day of April 1911.
              W. H. Ramsey, J.P.

State of Virginia

In the Clerk's Office of Pittsylvania Circuit Court at the
Courthouse thereof on the 19th day of April 1911 at 9 o'clock
A.M., the foregoing writing upon its Certificate of
Acknowledgement was admitted to record.

              Teste: S. S. Hurt, Clerk
Pittsylvania County
Deed Book 135, pages 100, 101
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Submitted by Molly Shumate.

Montgomery Co., MD Abstracts 1776-1794
Liber D, Folio 182 9/15/1788 Rec: 3/3/1789
Power of Attorney - Aden of Pittsylvania Co., VA to brother
Jeremiah of Montgomery Co. - to deliver 59 1/2 acres of land
to Charles Catthow

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Submitted by Molly Shumate

Montgomery Co., MD Abstracts
Liber D Folio 188 Date and Recorded: 3/23/1789
Sarah Gray of Frederick Co. to Benjamin and Adin Gray -
"Gray's Neck"
Wit: Jeremiah Gray, Samuel Eades

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Submitted by Molly Shumate

Montgomery Co., MD
Liber D Folio 298 11/13/1789 Rec: 12/21/1789
John Bixton to Jeremiah Gray - "Gray's Dart" 10 ac in exchange
for special warrant for 7 acres.  Wit: Joseph Wilson, John Holmes

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Wills 40 Folio 560
Frederick Co., MD
Will of MATHIAS GRAY

In the Name of God Amen, I Matthias Grey of Frederick County in
the Province of Maryland Planter being infirm in body but in
perfect health do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament
in manner following; that is to say I recommend my Soul into the
hand of God almighty that gave it, and my body I recommend to the
Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executrix,
and touching such worldly estate which it hath pleased God to
bless me with I will and bequeath in the following manner and
form -.

ITEM. I will and bequeath this plantation I now live on called
Greys Neck unto my dearly beloved wife SARAH GREY during her
natural life and after her death to my two sons BENJAMIN and ADEN
GREY.

ITEM. I bequeath unto my two sons WILLIAM and BENJAMIN GRAY
a tract of land called Gray's Meadows to be divided between them
in manner following that is sixty acres of said tract to WILLIAM
and the remaining part thereof to JEREMIAH.

ITEM. I bequeath my personal part of estate in manner and form
following vis. One third thereof to my beloved wife SARAH GREY,
one third to my son ADIN, and the remaining third to my daughter,
MARY.

ITEM. I bequeath unto my son WILLIAM five shillings to be raised
out my personal estate.

ITEM. I bequeath unto my son JEREMIAH five shillings to be raised
as above.

ITEM. I bequeath unto my son BENJAMIN five shillings to be raised
as above.

Lastly I do make and constitute SARAH my said wife Executrix of
this my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby utterly,
disallow, revoke and disannul any and every other testaments by
me in any wise before named, willed or bequeathed ratifying and
confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
twenty-ninth day of  January in the year of our Lord God, one
thousand seven hundred and seventy five.
                        s/Matthias Gray

Signed and sealed published and pronounced by the
said MATTHIAS GRAY as his last Will and Testament
in the presence of us who in his presence and the
presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names.
John Phillips
Philip Hocker
John Burton

On the back of the foregoing Will was thus written viz.
        On the 17th day of June 1775 came John Philips and JOHN
BURTON  two of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing will
and made oath on the holy evangels of Almighty God that they did
see the testator Matthias Gray sign and seal the said Will and
heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his Last
Will and Testament and that at the time of his doing he was to
the best of their apprehensions of a sound and disposing mind and
memory and that also they did see Philip Hocker the other
subscribing witness to the said Will sign his name as a witness
thereto and that they severally subscribe their names as
witnesses to the said Will in the presence of the Testator and in
the presence of each other.
                               Sworn before T. Bowles Dy Comm'r
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Pittsylvania Co. DB 25, p. 66-67 8/24/1822
. . ."we, WILLIAM GRAY, JEREMIAH GRAY, and JOHN GRAY, heirs and
distributees of JEREMIAH GRAY decd and NANCY GRAY widow of said
decedent appoint Nathan Hutcherson, our true and lawful attorney
to sue for recovery and receive all the estate both real and
person to which we are entitled or shall be entitled to the
estate of ADIN GRAY dec. . . etc. and ADIN GRAY being brother of
JEREMIAH GRAY and other heirs . . . equally heirs with said
WILLIAM, JEREMIAH, JOHN & NANCY."
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Jeremiah Gray - Ensign 4th Regiment of Infantry 11th Brigade, M
Division, Maryland Militia - Book 30,
p. 282 Court Records, Pittsylvania Co., VA
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Pittsylvania Co. DB 8, p. 286 9/1788
POWER OF ATTORNEY

ADIN GRAY of Pittsylvania Co. appoints his trusty friend and
brother JEREMIAH GRAY of the COUNTY OF MONTGOMERY and the STATE
OF MARYLAND to be my . . . lawful attorney . . (to sell land in
Montgomery Co., MD.)
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Submitted by Molly Shumate

Montgomery Co., MD Liber D Folio 182
9/15/1788 Rec: 3/3/1788
Power of Attorney - Aden Gray of Pittsylvania Co., VA to brother
Jeremiah - to deliver 59 1/2 acres of land to Charles Cathow.
Pittsylvania Co. - At the request of JEREMIAH GRAY the following
POWER OF ATTORNEY was recorded this 3rd day of March 1829 Court.
Know all men by these presents that I ADIN GRAY of the County of
Pittsylvania and the State of Virginia for diverse good causes
and considerations me thereunto especially moving have nominated
constituted and appoint my trusty friend and brother JEREMIAH
GRAY of the County of Montgomery and State of Maryland to be my
true and lawful attorney and for me and in my name to make, seal
and deliver to Charles Cathow of the county and state last
mentioned or to his heirs or assigns such deed as he the said
Charles or his or their cormeil seamed in the law shall
reasonably devise, advise or require for the conveyance of fifty
nine and a half acres of land more or less and the same to
acknowledge in the court of the said County of Montgomery
and the whole or any part of the consederation money now due me
and owing so ask demand and receive of and from the said Charles
Cathow, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns and upon
receipt thereof for me and in my name sufficient receipts
acquittances and discharges to make and give and do also give and
grant unto my said attorney full power and authority for me and
in my name and so my use to use and take all lawful ways for the
collection of such debts to be made anywise disallowing in any
part of the said state of Maryland and upon receipt of all or any
part thereof in the manner as aforesaid to give sufficient
receipt acquittances and discharges and generally do hereby give
and grant unto my said attorney full power and authority to act,
do and perform all matters and things for me and in my name
and to my use in a full and lawful manner as if I myself were
personally present hereby ratifying and confirming all and
whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfuly do to be done for me
and in my name and to my use in and touching the premises
        In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed my seal the XV day of September in the year or our Lord
one thousand seven hundred and eightyeight.
                        s/Adin Grey
Sealed and delivered in presence of--
On the back of which Power of Attorney was the following
endorsements to Court.
At a Court held in Pittsylvania County at the Courthouse on
Monday the 15th day of September 1788 the within Power of
Attorney was by the within named ADIN GRAY acknowledged to be his
act and deed and on his motion the same was ordered to be
recorded by this court.
                        Teste: William Tunstall

Pittsylvania County Court, I Benjamin Lankford a justice of the
Peace for the said County do hereby certify that the above named
William Tunstall who has attested the above Certificate is Clerk
of the said County Court and that all due faith and credit ought
to be given to the said attestation.  Give under my hand and the
seal of this County the 15th day of September Anno Dom. 1788

                                   s/Ben Lankford
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Submitted by Molly Shumate

Pittsylvania Co. DB 7, p. 460 7/16/1785 Rec: 7/20/1785
    CHARLES BURTON, SR. of Louisa to WILLIAM QUINN of
Pittsylvania Co. - middle fork of Sandy Creek of Dan River - 200
acres
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Submitted by Molly Shumate

Pittsylvania Co. DB 5, p. 6 9/25/1788 - Rec: 9/22/1778
JOHN QUINN of Granville Co., NC and JAMES THORNTON of
Pittsylvania Co. - 150 pounds - two tracts Halifax Co. on Dan
River - 276 acres. 1070 acres - trees, pointers, Redman Tallon
2)200 acres - pointers Quinn.  No Witnesses
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Submitted by Linda Schmehl

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book 10 page 144

This indenture made the twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord
Christ one thousand seven hundred and ninety three between George
Southerland, Sr of the county of Pittsylvania of the one part and John
Southerland of the county of Pittsylvania of the other part Witnesseth
that the said George Southerland for and in consideration of the sum of
thirty pounds current money of Virginia to him in had paid by the said
John Southerland at or before the ensealing and delivery of these
presents the receipt whereof the said George Southerland doth hereby
acknowledge and thereof and of and from every part and parcel thereof
doth hereby acquit and discharge him the said John Southerland his heirs
executors and administrators by these presents he the said George
Southerland hath granted bargained and sold, aliened, ...and confirmed
all that tract...or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county
of Pittsylvania on Sandy Creek and Long Branch of the same and bounded
as followeth Beginning at a sweet gum, thence North forty five degrees
seventy six poles to a pine, thence north three degrees west one hundred
and eighty poles to a pine, thence north twenty degrees, west one
hundred forty eight poles to a white oak on the Long Branch and crossing
four prongs of the same, thence down the said Long branch as it meanders
one hundred and sixty poles to a beech on Sandy Creek thence down Sandy
Creek as it meanders to the beginning, in all containing one hundred
fifty seven acres more or less with all houses and all other
improvements, wood, underwoods, swamps, meadows, grounds or any other
appurtenances whatsoever to John Southerland his heirs and assigns
forever.
Wit: John Gwin             George (X) Southerland Sr
     George Sutherland, Jr.
     James Southerland
Rec: 20 Apr 1795

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Submitted by Virginia Baxter

Barksdale Deeds: (the Volume & Page numbers are not always clear, so not included)

19 Apr 1784 Beverly Barksdale to John Nash B&S
21 Feb 1785 Ann (wf) & Beverley Barksdale to James Gray B&S
21 Apr 1788 Ann (wf) & Beverley Barksdale to William Ryburn B&S
19 May 1788 Beverley Barksdale to Jacqulin Ambler Treasurer Bond
20 Oct 1788 Beverley Barksdale to John Jones B&S
16 Jul 1792 Beverley Barksdale to Charles Terry B&S
16 Jun 1794 Anne (wf) & Beverley Barksdale to Charles Wommack B&S
21 Apr 1795 William Barksdale to Robert Brooks Governor Bond
19 Dec 1796 William Barksdale to Wimbish & Pannill B&S
19 Sep 1803 Peter Barksdale to Davis Petty B&S
19 Oct 1807 William H. Barksdale to Epaphroditus Sydnor Tr Trust
18 Apr 1808 William H. Barksdale to David Logan B&S
17 Mar 1812 Richard H. Barksdale to Mary Glascock B&S
20 Jul 1812 Beverly Barksdale to Pleasant Shealds B&S
16 Jan 1815 Peter Barksdale Tr to Abrahama Sydner & Co. B&S
17 Mar 1817 Beverly Barksdale to Samuel Carter Release
17 Mar 1818 Beverley Barksdale to William Whitlock Release
16 Nov 1818 Beverley & Judith (wf) Barksdale to Archibald Walters, Jr. B&S
15 May 1820 Cinthy, Molley, Unity M. & William H. Barksdale to William
Smith Trust
20 Aug 1821 William H. Barksdale to Allen Woodson Mortgage

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Submitted by Sue Kottwitz
        suegary@fox.gamewood.net>

Pittsylvania County Deeds

James and Mary ROACH transferred 45 ac on both sides of Jacobs Branch of
Stinking River to John MAYS of Campbell County for $150 on 7 Mar 1816.
Witnesses:  Griffith DICKENSON, Daniel SAUNDERS, Leonard DOVE.  Adjoins
John MAYS old line, HUNT, MAYS.  Pitts Deed Bk 20 pg 215

Samuel BECK transferred 15 ac on the waters of Stewarts Creek to Isaac
FRIZZEL for 9 pounds on 15 Dec 1812. Witnesses:  James BUTCHER, William
BECK, Elisha POWELL, James WILLIAMS.   Adjoins  Henson THOMAS.  Pitts Deed
Bk 18 pg 225

James A LUCK and wife Susan M transferred 323 ac on Halifax Road adjacent
to Meredith JENNINGS and ___ TANNER being land conveyed to Jans G. BAY will
by William ____ by deed bearing the date 10 July 1831  for $550 on 4 Jan
1830.  Pitts Deed Bk 38 pg 381.

Samuel PANNILL transferred 280 ac on Slavery Branch of Stinking River to
Joseph MAYS, Jr for 36 pounds on 2 Feb 1811.  Adjoining Fleming MAYS,
Thomas RICHARDSON, William RICHARDSON, James LOVE, Thomas DAVIS, Joseph
MAYS, Jrold line, Henry GOSNEY.  One corner pointer near Jacob FARIS Mill
Path.  Pitts Deed Bk 17 pg 247.

Joshua STONE, Sr transferred   100 ac on Slavery Branch of Stinking River
to Joseph MAYS, Jr for 16 pounds, 13 shillings, 4 pence on 11 Feb 1811.
Adjoins MAYS old line, Jacob FARRIS, THomas RICHARDSON.  Pitts Deed Bk 17
pg 310.

Champion MAYS transferred 280 ac on Slavery Branch of Stinking River to
Samuel PANNILL for $280 on 16 Apr 1810.  Adjoins Fleming MAYS, Jacob
FARRIS, Thomas RICHARDSON, William RICHARDSON, James LOVE, Thomas DAVIS,
Joseph MAYS.  Witnesses:  Abe SHELTON, Walter HALEY, Philip  L. GRASTY,
George BOYD, Samuel ROWLAND.  Pitts Deed Bk 17 pg 59

John and Polly KEESEE of Caswell County, NC transferred 258 ac on the South
side of Banister River to Champness TERRY for $1,300 on 3 Feb 1816.
Adjoins  Richard MENNS/MENZ, William CLAYBROOK, Stephen COLEMAN (who bought
his land from Thomas HIGGENBOTHEM).  Pitts Deed Bk 19 pg 373.

Benjamin & Drucilla DENISON transferred 121 ac to John MAY for 70 pounds on
14 Dec 1805.  Adjoins Ch.CLAY, James LAWLESS.  Witnesses:  James SOYARS,
William WALTON, James FOULKES, James MAY.

Robert CHANDLER and Parthenia his wife transferred 110 ac on west side of
Marrowbhone Creek to Henry MAYES for 75 pounds on 27 May 1773.  Adjoins
Henry MAYES old line.  Pitts Deed Bk 3 pg 244.

Joshua BAYS transferred 75 ac on the west branch of Allens Creek to Thomas
ANDERSON for 50 pounds in 1807.  Adjoins:  Daniel JENKINS, MARSLEY, HALEY,
DAWSON.  Pitts Deed Bk 15 pg 490

George MAY of Dinwiddie County transferred 3 ac on Sycamore Creek to Adam
CLEMENT for $200 on 5 Dec 1808. [This is the original grant made 24 Aug
1793 to John WILBILER, Gilbert and Charles LYNCH]  One corner is just
"below the old mill on creek bank".  Pitts Deed Bk 16 pg 21.

George MAY of Dinwiddie County transferred 52 ac on the Pockett Road and
Tinkers Creek to Charles WALDEN for $1,000 on 30 Jan 1816.  This is part of
a tract of 1,800 acres that Richard VENABLE transferred to George MAYS and
lies on the North side of the Pockett Road.  Adjoins \:  AUSTIN, CALLOWAY,
WALDON, WARD.

John and Sarah BAYS transferred 106 ac on the waters of Bird Creek to John
OWEN for $300 on 26 Oct 1830.  Adjoins:  Stephan COLEMAN.  Pitts Deed Bk 32
pg 159.

Samuel and Sally KIDD transferred 25 ac to George MAY for $35 on 19 Feb
1814.  Adjoins KIDD's old line.  Witnesses:  James MAY, Joel ASHWORTH, John
FOWLKES, Will ROBERTSON.  Pitts Deed Bk 18 pgs 452, 453

James and Martha READ transferred 112 ac to William MAY for 70 pounds on 6
Oct 1801.  Adjoins:  BILLINGS.  Witnesses:  Joseph PRUITT, Benjamin DENSON,
Richard DINISON, John MAY.  Pitts Deed Bk 12 pg 461.

John MAY transferred 121 ac on the branches of Sandy Creek and south side
of WHite Oak Mountain to James MAY for $400 on 19 Jan 1808.  Adjoins:
Charles CLAY, James LAWLESS.  Witnesses:  George ADAMS, SHELTON, William
WARE, Drury PULLIAM, Cuthard PRICE, William WILLIAMS, PAUL.  Pitts Deek Bk
16 pg 81

John MAY and George ADAMS transferred  178 ac on south side of White Oak
Mountain to George MAY for 70 pounds on 19 Sep 1814.  Adjoins:  WILLSON,
KIDD, SMITH, ACTIN, MAYS, PRICE.  Witnesses:  W. WALTON, Drury PULLIAM,
Josias W. HARRISON, William WORSHAM.  Pitts Deed Bk 19 pg 11.

Alexander MURRY, agent for THomas THATON of Georgia and Betty MURRY
transferred 400 ac on Fall Creek to John THOMPSON for $800 on 1 Jan 1816.
Adjoins: Chris ROBERTSON, BEASLY.  Pitts Deed Bk 20 pg 98.

Gabriel MAY transferred 420 ac on Fall Creek to Thomas WOODY for 250 pounds
on 13 Sep 1788.  Adjoins: TWEEDALES.  Lies on the west side of Cargills
Fork and Wagons Fork of Fall Creek.  One corner is the "great falls".
Pitts Deed Bk 8 pg 285.

Abednigo BAYSE and his wife Francis transferred 122 ac on Falling Creek to
Samuel BERGER for $240 on 18 Oct 1830. Adjoins: Thomas THOMPSON.  Mentions
a road.  Pitts Deed Bk 42 pg 58.

John JENKINS transferred 75 ac on the south fork of Falling Creek to Joshua
BAYS for $50 on 20 Feb 1804.  Adjoins: William TODD, THomas JUSTICE.  Pitts
Deed Bk 14 pg 14.

Josiah and Elizabeth BARRON transferred 50 ac on the waters of Fall Creek
to John YEAMON for $100 on 13 Dec 1810.  Adjoins BARRON's old lines, CRAIN.
 Pitts Deed Bk 17 pg 248.

Meredith and Polly PRICE transferred 100 ac on upper Sandy Creek to John
MAY for 100 pounds on 9 Mar 1795. This land is part of the land of Mrs. Ann
McDANIELS  469 acres.   Adjoins:  George SUTHERLIN, FALLINGS.  Witnesses:
Daniel PRICE, James FOWLKES, Major PRICE, William PRICE.

John MAY transferred 112 ac on the waters of Sandy River to James READ for
45 pounds on 19 Sep 1796.  Adjoins BILLINGS.  Pitts Deed Bk 10 pg 437.

John HENRY transferred 100 ac on Lick Branch of Sandy Creek to Solomon
NEWBY on 17 Oct 1803.  Mentions MURRY's spring and "old country road".
Witnesses:  Larkin INGRAM, John FOULKES, Abel NEWBY.

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Index of Surnames
Actin

Adams

Adams

Adams

Adams

Adams

Adams

Adams

Adams

Adkins

Adams

Aden

Ambler

Amos

Anderson

Anderson

Anderson

Arthur

Ashworth

Atkinson

Austin

Badgett

Barrett

Barksdale

Barron

Bass

Bay

Bays

Bays

Bays

Bayse

Beasley

Beasley

Beck

Beck

Bennett

Berger

Billings

Billings

Billings

Birch

Bixton

Blair

Blair

Blankenship

Blankenship

Blankenship

Blankenship

Blankenship

Blankenship

Blankinship

Boaz

Bowe

Boyd

Bradley

Branch

Branch

Brooks

Brown

Brown

Brown

Browning

Browning

Bruce

Bryant

Bryant

Burdett

Burton

Burton

Burton

Burton

Burton

Burton

Burton

Burton

Burton

Burton

Burton

Burton

Calloway

Carter

Carter

Carter

Carter

Carter

Carter

CArter

Carter

Catthow

Catthow

Chaney

Chandler

Chappell

Chumbley

Clay

Claybrook

Clement

Coleman

Coleman

Collins

Collins

Conn

Conn

Cousin

Cox

Crain

Cross

Daniel

Daniel/Daniels

Darnall

Daughterty

Daughterty

Davis

Davis

Davis

Davis

Davis

Dawson

Dear

Dejarrette

Dejarnette

Dejarrette

Dejarrette

Denison

Denison

Denson

Devins

Dick

Dickenson

Dobyns

Dobins

Doss

Dove

Dunbar

Dunbar

Eades

Eanes

Eanes

Earles

Earles

Epperson

Faller

Fallings

Faris/Farris

Farris

Foulkes

Foulkes

Fowlkes

Fowlkes

Francis

Francis

Franklin

Franklin

Frizzel

Ganding

George

Gilbert

Gilbert

Glascock

Gosney

Grasty

Grasty

Grasty

Graves

Graves

Gray

Gray

Gray

Gray

Gray

Gray

Gray

Gray

Gray

Gray

Gray

Gray

Gray

Gray

Grigg

Guild

Guild

Guill

Gunn

Gwin

Haley

Haley

Haley

Hall

Hardy

Harrison

Harrison

Harrison

Harrison

Henderson

Henry

Higgenbothem

Hiler

Hiler

Hill

Hocker

Hodges

Hodges

Hodges

Holly

Holmes

Hundley

Hurt

Hutcherson

Hutson

Hutson

Ingram

James

James

Jenkins

Jenkins

Jennings

Jennings

John

Johnson

Jones

Jones

Justice

Keatts

Keen

Keen

Kidd

Lawless

Love

Love

Luck

Lynch

Keesee

Kidd

King

Koontz

Lawless

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lewis

Logan

Long

Luck

McDaniels

McHaney

McHaney

McHaney

McHaney

McTarpley

Marr

Marsley

May

May

May

May

May

May

May

May

May

May

Mayes

Mays

Mays

Mays

Mays

Mays

Mays

McDaniels

Menns/Menz

Midkiff

Millner

Millner

Millner

Minter

Morris

Morris

Murphey

Murry

Murry

Nance

Nash

Neal

Newby

Noell

Nowlin

Oakes

Owen

Palmer

Pannill

Pannill

Parker

Parker

Parker

Parker

Parker

Patrick

Payne

Petty

Petty

Phillips

Powell

Price

Price

Pritchett

Pritchett

Pritchett

Pritchett

Pritchett

Pritchett

Pruitt

Pulliam

Pulliam

Quinn

Quinn

Read

Read

Richardson

Richardson

Richardson

Riddle

Roach

Robertson

Robertson

Robertson

Robertson

Robertson

Rogers

Royall

Royall

Rowland

Ryburn

Saunders

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Scruggs

Shealds

Shelton

Shelton

Shelton

Shepherd

Shewmate

Shewmate

Shottes

Shumate

Shumate

Shumate

Shumate

Shumate

Shumate

Shumate

Shumate

Shumate

Shumate

Shumate

Shumate

Smith

Smith

Smith

Smith

Smith

Smith

Snow

Snow

Snow

Song

Soyars

Stone

Stone

Stone

Stone

Stone

Sutherland

Sutherlin

Swanson

Swanson

Sydner

Sydnor

Tanner

Tanner

Taylor

Terry

Terry

Terry

Thaton

Thomas

Thomas

Thomas

Tompkins

Tompkins

Tompkins

Thompson

Thompson

Thompson

Thornton

Todd

Tuck

Tucker

Tunstall

Turner

Turner

Tweedales

Vaughan

Vaughan

Vaughan

Vaughan

Vaughan

Venable

Vernon

Yeamon

Walden

Walden

Waldon

Waller

Walters

Walton

Walton

Ward

Ware

Warren

Weldon

Whitehead

Whitehead

Wilbiler

Whitlock

William

William

Williams

Williams

Williams

Willson

Wilson

Wilson

Witcher

Wommack

Wood

Woodson

Woody

Worsham

Yaman

Yeaman


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