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Submittedby Wanda <wlbrando@indy.net>

Jesse Lester to William Easley 11-24-1789

This Indenture made this Twenty fourth of November in 1789 between Jesse
Lester of Surry County, North Carolina and William Easley of Pittsylvania
County Witnesseth said Jesse Lester for and in consideration of  five
pounds current money of Virginia to him paid by said William Easley hath
sold and confirmed to William Easley a certain tract or parcel of land
lying and being in Pittsylvania County on both sides of Straightstone Creek
containing twenty eight acres whereon Thomas Lester DECD lived and bounded
as followeth, Beginning at Pointers on the south side of said creek in the
old line thence with it south fifty five degrees west twenty six poles to
pointers, thence north thirty five degrees west one hundred and twenty
poles crossing the creek to pointers thence north fifty five degrees east
twenty six poles to pointers south thirty five degrees east one hundred and
seventy poles crossing the creek to the beginning .
Signed sealed and delivered
in the presence of John Ballinger, Thomas Lester  (JR)
William Todd                              Jesse Lester

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Contributed by Vicki Annico" <vicki@primeline.com>

The Commonwealth of Virginia to Robert Walters, James M. Williams and
Thomas Shelton.
Gentlemen - the Justices of Pittsylvania County Greeting...
Whereas George Dodson, Lucy Dodson, Garland Ingram and Hannah Ingram
by their certain indenture of bargain and sale bearing the date the
13th day of November 1813 have sold and conveyed unto Obidiah P.
Terry, Fifty one acres of land with their appurtences lying and being
in the county of Pittsylvania. And whereas the said Lucy Dodson and
Hannah Ingram cannot conveniently travel to our county court of
Pittsylvania to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance; Therefore
we do give unto you or any two or more of you power to receive the
acknowledgement which the said Lucy Dodson and Hannah Ingram shall be
willing to make before you of the conveyance contained in the said
indenture which is hereto annexed. And we do therefore command you
that you do personnaly go to the said Lucy and Hannah and receive her
acknowledgement of the same and examine her privily and apart from the
said George Dodson and Garland Ingram her husband, whether she doth,
doth the same freely and voluntary without his persuasions or threats;
and whether she is willing that same should be recorded in our said
court. And when you have received her acknowledgement and examined her
as aforesaid that you distinctly and openly certify us thereofs in our
said court, under your hands and seals sending then there said
indenture and this writ:
William Turnstall Clerk of our said court at the court house the 19th
day of November 1813 and the 38th of the Commonwealth.

By virtue of the above commission to us directed we the subscribers
being of the bench (?) of the said county, do certify that we did
personally go to the above named Lucy Dodson and Hannah Ingram and
examined them privily and apart from the above named George Dodson and
Garland Ingram, their husbands and we do further certify that they
declared that they freely and voluntarily acknowledged the indenture
hereunto annexed and they did it without the persuasions or threats of
their said husbands and that they were willing the same should be
recorded in the county court of Pittsylvania. Given unto our hands and
seals the 20th day of November 1813 and the 38th of the Commonwealth.
Robert Walters Williams

At a court held for Pittsylvania County the 21st day of February 1814
this commixxion for privily examining and taking the re;liquishment of
Lucy Dodson and Hannah Ingram wives of George Dodson and Garland
Ingram in and to the land conveyed by the annexed indenture was
returned to courts and ordered that the land be recorded.
Teste: William Turnstall



Deed of Thomas Garrett
 Submitted by Carol Garrett

Book 14, Page 254           CHATHAM COURTHOUSE, PITTSYLVANIA CO., VBIRGINIA
1 NOV 1804
        This Indenture made this first Day of November in the year of our
Lord Christ one thousand eight Hundred and four. Between THOMAS GARRETT of
Pittsylvania County of the one part and Saml Calland of the same County of
the other part, Witness that the said Saml Colland for and in consideration
of the sum of Two hundred pounds to him in hand paid, the rect whereof he
doth hereby acknowledge before the sealing and Delivery of these presents
hath granted Bargained and sold, and by these presents doth grant Bargain
Sell and confirm unto the said Thomas Garrett his heirs and assigns forever
one certain Tract or parcel of land, lying and being in the County of
Pittsylvania on the Waters of  Sandy River, being the Land purchased of
Jessee Robins and containing two hundred and eighty six acres be the same
more or less on which William Sonch presently now reside and bounded by
Stephen McMillion line, Robert William line, Clays Order line and the said
Thomas Garrett line and John Shackleford's line. To have and to hold the said
Land and premises unto the said Thomas Garrett his heirs and assigns forever
with all kinds of improvements and their appurtenances unto the said Thomas
Garrett his heirs and assigns forever and lastly the said Sam Collard doth
for himself his heirsf Executors and all and  Singular the premises herein
granted release with its appurtenances into the said Thomas Garrett his heirs
and assigns forever against the said Saml Colland and all and every other
persons or persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever Defend by
these presents. In witness whereof the said Saml Collard hath hereunto set
his hand and seale the day and Date finish above.
Written  signed Seal and Deliv
presence of                 Saml Colland   (seal)
Jno Parrish, Ralph Colland
John Garrett, Nathan Currey,
John Garrett

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 15 Day of April 1805 This
Indenture from Saml colland to Thomas Garrett was presented in Court and
proved by the oaths of three of the subscribing Witnesses therto so be the
act and Deed of the said Saml Colland and by the Court ordered to be Recorded.
Teste    Will Tunstall    CC
 

 Deed #2 from Carol Garrett
            CHATHAM COURTHOUSE, PITTSYLVANIA CO., VIRGINIA
Book 29, page 67                              Gift Deed -- Garrett from
Garrett
9 March 1827
        Know all men, by these presents that we, Thomas Garrett and Ann
Garrett my wife of Pittsylvania County and  State of Virginia for and in
consideration of the natural love and affection which we bear to John Garrett
our son of the same place as well as for the further consideration of one
dollar to us in hand paid by the said John Garrett, the receipt whereof is
hereby acknowledged and yet for the further cause of the sd Gohn Garretts
being unfortunately afflicted cripple and infirm hath given and granted by
these presents do give grant to the said John Garrett his executors
administrators and assigns one certain tract or parcel of land with a saw
mill therein contained the use and profits of which sd mill I will hold to
myself for my lifetime in the County aforesaid on the South fork of Sandy
River, being part of the tracat whereon we now reside, containing by late
survey one hundred and two acres be the same more or less and bounded as
follows to  wit: Beginning at a black walnut tree, on the north fork of the
said south fork or creek, then W new line N57 W58 ps crossing the creek to a
red oak N48 W28ps crosing a branch to a white Oak N81 W15 ps to a red oak N55
E60 ps to pointers near a branch thence crossing the branch S45 E58 ps to
pointer in S45 W89 ps crossing a branch to a white oak N20 W33 ps crossing a
branch to a sycamore near the creek thence crossing the same N81 W14 ps to a
maypole S78 W84 ps crossing the creek to the beginning; and also we give at
the same time and for the same divers good causes unto the said John Garrett
one mulatto boy named Peter to have and to hold the above land and slaves as
his own right and property to him his heirs and assigns and we the said
Thomas Garrett and wife will warrant and forever defend the above land and
premises and the said slave from the just or lawful claim or claims of
ourselves our heirs and all and every other person whatsoever so as not to
deprive sd John Garrett or his heirs from any portions in our estate that he
or they could have derived therefrom in case the foregoing donation had never
been made. In Testimony whereof we do hereunto set and affix our hand and
seals this ninth day of March 1827.
Witnesses present:
Richard Beck
                    Thos Garrett       (seal)
William Davis
                    Ann Garrett     (seal)
John Garrett

Pittsylvania County to wit, we James Nance and Josiah Morton, Justices of the
Peace in the County aforesaid do hereby certify Thomas Garrett a party to a
certainb deed hearing date on the 9th day of March 1827 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 same deed may be recorded. Given under our hand this 17th day of
March 1827.
                                                                J. Nance
(seal)
                                                                Josiah Morton
 (seal)

At a Court continued and held for Pittsylvania County the 22nd day of May
1827, This Indenture from Thomas Garrett and Ann his wife to John Garrett was
presented in Court and .... certificates endorsed was ordered to be recorded.
                                                              Teste
                                                                Will Tunstall



Submitted by    "Donna Price" <prices@mail.advertisnet.com>
 

ENTRY RECORD BOOK 1737-1770, Pittsylvania Courthouse, Chatham, VA copied by
Richard Price

1760

Willm. Griffeth 400 acs. Ld. Beg'g at the head of No fork of Parsons's Mill
Cr contd Little CherryStone The. No Wt & Wt toward the head of so fork of
the same Cr.

Apr 15 1747  Geo Griffith enters 200 Acres beg at a Spanish Oak at ? spring
RW in the Long Bottom thence up and down both sides Black Water River

Apr 15 1747 David Griffith enters for 200 acres on both sides Pit River beg
at a W O markd D.G. below Jones's Cabban thence down

1748 22 Ap Survd R.W.  Geo. Griffith 100 including his cabin on Blackwater
Rv.

1748 22 Ap Survd R.W. Jos. Morton 300 acres including David Griffiths Cabin
on Pig Rv transferrd to Jonathan Griffith

1748 22 Ap Survd R.W. David Griffith 100 on both sides Pig Rr beg at ye
Round about

1748 Ap 27 Geo Griffith 100 begin at his upper line on Little Cr thence up
both sides the cr

void David Griffith 200 acres on both sides Pig Rr abegin at John Harvys
lower line thence down

1748 Ap 27 David Griffith and Robert Walton 400 each on the little St Fork
of Chesnut Cr begin at a  Buffaloe Path at a Red Bank among some Wh Oak
Saplins running up & down both sides

Deed Book 10 page 392 Pittsylvania Courthouse, Chatham, VA, Copied by
Richard Price

Linthicums Deed fm Griffith
This Indenture made this first day of March in the year of our Lord
Seventeen Hundred and ninety six Between William Griffith and Susanna his
wife of Pittsylvania County in the State of Virginia of the one part and and
Thomas Linthicum Sr of Pittsylvania County in the State of Virginia of the
other part withnesseth that the said William Griffith and Susanna his wife
for and in consideration of the sum of twenty eight pounds current money of
Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Thomas Linthicum Sr. the receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledged by them the said William Griffith and Susanna
his wife, hath bargained and sold and by their presents doth grant bargain
and sel unto the said Thomas Linthicum his heirs exectors adminsstrs for
ever one certain piece, trac or parcel of land lyng and being in
Pittsylvania County in the State of Virginia on the waters of great Cherry
Stone Creek containing fifty acres, more or less and bounded as followeth,
to wit, beginning at a poppler near the hed of a branch on the southside of
the land thence down the branch as it minders to the great Branch, thence up
the great branch as it minders ti a corner red oak, thence a southerly
course to the beginning--Together with all trees, ways, waters and
watercourses, profits, commondities, and appertainences to the same
belonging to him the said Thomas Linthicum Senr his heirs, est admisstr to
have and to hold the said trac orparcel of land and promisses unto him the
said Thomas Linthicum his heirs, exts admissrs and assigns for ever and the
said William Griffith and Susanna his wife for themselves and their heirs
doth convenant and agree to and with said Thomas Linthicum sr that he the
said William Griffeth and Susanna his wife and their heirs the said trac or
parcel of land above mentioned with the appertainences unto him the said
Thomas Linthicum his heirs excts admssrs and assigns for ever and against
the claim or claims of every other person or persons whatsoever shall and
will warrant and for ever defend by these presnts, in witness whereof the
said William Griffith and Susanna his wife sets their hands and seals the da
and year above mentioned.  The Word senior underlined before signed, the
work wife anunderlined before signed

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of                      William
Griffith S.S.
Test Thos Linthicum, John Bennatt, Rice Linthicum                Sussana
(her mark) Griffith S.S.

Deed Book 7 Page 723-724 Pittsylvania Courthouse, Chatham, VA Copied by
Richard Price

Parsons from Griffith
This Indenture made this eighteenth day of December in the yer of our Lord
one thousand seven hundred and eighty six between William Griffith of
Pittsylvania County of the one part and David Parsons of said County of the
other part witnesseth that the said William Griffith for and in the
consideration of the sum of eight pounds current money money of Virginia to
him in hand paid by the said David Parsons the receipt whereof the said
William Griffith doth hereby acknowledge and ????????????acquit exonerate
and discharge the said David Parsons and by these presents he the said
William Griffeth hath bargained granted and sold infu???and confirmd unto
the said David Parsons one certain track or parsel of land containing by
estamation one hundred acres be the same more or less being and lying in the
county aforesaid on the branches of CherryStone Creek it being part of a
tract formerly the property of William Griffith desd and bounded as
followeth, Viz, beginning at a white oak on a branch thence south seventy
six Degress East one hundred and fifty poles crossing a branch to a hisckory
thence south seventy and half degs West to a red oak thence new line maked
by Jonathan Rigny to a white oak on a branch thence down the sd branch to
the old line to have and to hold the sd one hundred acres of land and
premises with all its appertences thereunto belonging to the sd David
Parsons his heirs and assignes for himself and his heirs and the said
William Griffeth for himself his heirs executors or administrators were and
he has said doth warrant and forever defend the above mentioned land and
premises and from all and every other person or persons whosoever In Witness
whereof he the said William Griffith had set his hand and seal the day and
date first William (his mark) Giffith
Signd Seald and delivered in the presents of
At a court held for Pittsylvania County the 18th day of Der 1786 the within
indenture was acknowledged by the within named William Griffith to be his
act and deed and the same was ordered to be recorded by the court  Test Will
Turnstall

Book 8 page 36 Jones' Deed from Griffeth
Pittsylvania Courthouse, Chatham, VA Copied by Richard Price

This indenture made this seventeenth day of April in the year of our Lord
one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven between Jonathan Grifeth of
Pittsylvania County and Parrish of Cambden of the one part and William Jones
of the County and Parrish aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the
said Jonathan Griffeth for and in the consideration of the sum of thirty
pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the sd William Jones
the receipt whereof he the sd Jonathan Griffith doth hereby acknowledge he
hath granted, bargaind and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and
seel alimnate infer gand confirm unto the sd William Jones one sartain
trackt or parssel of land containing one hundred acres be the same more or
less lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania on the Waters of Little
Cherry Stone Creek and bounded as followeth, to wit, Beginning at a hickory
in the old line thence North seventy eight degrees West one hundred and
fifty two poles crossing a branch to a shight oake thence South twelve
degrees West one hundred and six poles to red Oake in the old line, thence
new line south eight three East one hundred and seventy poles crossing two
branches to Paynters in the old line, thence North forty four poles to the
beginning  To have and to hold the above mentioned land and premisses with
all the appertainences therunto belonging unto the sd William Jones his
heirs and assigns for ever and against him the said Jonathan Griffeth and
his heirs and he the sd Jonathan Griffeth for him self and his heirs doth
warrant and for ever defend the above mentioned land and premisses with all
its appertainences thereunto belonging from all and every other person right
or claime therto in witness whereof he the said Jonathan Griffeth hath
herunto set his hand and seal this seventeenth day of April one thousand
seven hundred and eighty seven

Jonathan Griffeth S.S.
At a court held for Pittsylvania County the 16th day of April 1787 The
within indenture was by the sinthin named Jonathan Griffeth acknowledged to
be his act and desd and the same was ordered to be recorded by the Court
Teste Will Tunstall C

page 376

Turley Senr from Griffeth
This indenture made the 7th day of April in the year of our Lord Christ one
thousand eight hundred seven between William Griffeth of the county of
Pittsylvania state of Virginia of the one part and Thomas Turley Senr of the
same county of the other part  in witness whereof the said William Griffith
for and in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds good and lawfull money
of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Thomas Turlley Sener at or le??
or the ??????? and deg????? of these present the recept whereof is hearby
acknowledged hath barggen sold released confirmed unto the said Thomas
Turlley Sener his heirs assasins forever a certain tract of piece or parceal
of land situate lying and being in the County of Pitsylvania containing
fifty acres of alnd be the same more or less lieing on both sides of Cherrey
STone Creek bounded as followeth to sit, beging on a corner maple at the
mouth of the maple bransch, thence up the south branch to corner poplar on
the said bransh then on the sideline to corner post oak, on the said line
thence to corner red oak thence a straight deviding line to corner post oak,
thece a straight line to corner post alk on the old line, thence a new
dividing line to corner maple in the creek, thence dow the dreek to the
beginning with all woods, ways water and water courses fences trees orchards
the uses and all other emoluments appertaining or in any wise belong
thereunto, buld to hold to him the said Thomas Turlley Sr his heirs and
assigns forever against me my heirs and my wife Juleah her heirs or either
of us or our heirs and all other persons or ????? whatsoever therein law or
equity recovering claming or having any just right title or esate therein
but as by these present forever warrant and defend the land and premesses
above mentioned to the said Thomas Turlley Sr his heirs and successors to
hold ful enjoy the same in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed my seal this day and year above written and in the thirty second
year of the commonweath
Singed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of          William Griffeth
Joseph Midkiff, James Turlley Jr.                       Jailey Griffeth

At a court held for Pittsylvania County the 20 day of July 1807 this
indenture from Willima Griffith and Jailey his wife to Thomas Turley Senr
was presented in Court and acknowledged the said William and Jailey to be
their respective acts and deed and the said Jailey being ??? ????? examind
as the law directs relenquished her right of dower in and to the lands and
premises in said indenture mentioned ordered that the same be recorded and
certified
Teste Will Tunstall C
John Turlley Jr



Book 23 p 241 January 18, 1811
Goodwin to Seamster

This Indenture made this 18th Day of January in the year one
thousand eight hundred and eleven between John Seamster and
Peggy his wife of the one part and Robert Goodwin of the other
part all of the County of Pittsylvania, Witnessth that the said
John Seamster for an in consideration of the sum of one hundred
Dollars current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said
Robert Goodwin the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and
by these presents have bargained sold and delivered unto the said
Robert Goodwin one tract or parcel of land and being in the County
of Pittsylvania situate and lying on the waters of Fall Creek
containing one hundred acres by estimation be the same more or
less and bounded as followeth.  To wit: Beginning at apost oak
North 45 degrees East 29 poles to a black gum north 88 degrees
east 36 poles to a post oak north 35 degrees east 50 poles to a
red oak north 20 degrees west 311 poles to a red oak and white oak
sapling thence north 70 degrees west 182 poles to a turkey oak.
Thence south 22 east 98 poles to a stake thence north 83 east 78
poles to a stake thence south 35 degrees east 100 poles to the
Beginning.  It being part of a survey of one thousand and twenty
five acres granted to William Robertson by patent __ date the 10th
day of June 1784.  With its appurtenance to the said Robert Goodwin
and to his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Seamster
will warrant and forever defend a good and lawful right and title to
the said and against himself his heirs or assigns and all and every
person or persons whatsoever is witness whereof the said John
Seamster and Peggy his wife hath hereunto set there hands and
affixed there seals the day and year above written.

Signed Sealed &                            John Seamster
Delivered in Presents of                   Margarett Seamster
Wm White
Orlando Smith
Jepee Smith

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 19th of August 1811 This
Indenture from John Seamster and Peggy his wife to Robert Goodwin was
presented in Court and proved by the oaths of two witnesses and thereto
 subscribed and at another Court held for the said County the 15th day
 of May 1820 the same was further proved by the oath of one other
witness thereto subscribed to be the act and deed of the said John and
Peggy Seamster and was ordered to be recorded.

Book 15, p 240 - November 11, 1805

     This Indenture made this eleventh Day of November in the
year of our Lord God one thusand eight hundred and five Between
William Wright of the County of Pittsylvania and Anne his wife
of the one part and John Semster of the County of Halifax of the
other part witnesth that the said William Wright for and in
consideration of the sum of sixty pounds current money of
Virginia to him in hand by the said John Seamster at or before
the sealing and Delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof
is hereby acknowledged, he the said William Wright hath granted
bargained and sold, aliened, released and confirmed and by these
presents doth grant, bargain and sell, alien, release and confirm
unto the John Seamster all that plantation and tract of land
situate lying and being in the said County of Pittsylvania,
whereon the said William Wright now Dwells containing one hundred
acres (more or less) being the same land which the said William
Wright purchased of William Ball and by the said Ball conveyed
to the said William Wright by deed only recorded in the clerks
office of the said County of Pittsylvania, reference being there
unto had may more fully appear and the same is bounded as in and
by the said deed is expressed and all priveleges accounts and
apputenances whatsoever to the said plantation and tract of land
belonging or in any wise appertaining and also all the estate right
title interest claim and demand whatsoever in Equity or in Law of
them the said William Wright and Anne his wife of in or to the said
Land and principles of any part thereof, To have and to hold the
said plantation and Tract of Land and principles above mentioned
and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the
said John Semster his heirs and assigns forever and the said William
Wright and Anne his wife for themselves and their heirs do covenant,
grant or agree to and with the said John Semister his heirs and
assigns by these presents, that they the said William Wright and
Anne his wife, the said plantation and tract of land and principles
above mentioned and every part and parcel thereof with the
appurtenances unto the said John Semster his Heirs and assigns, to
the only proper use and of him the said John Semster his heirs and
assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents
Witness whereof the said William Wright and Anne his wife have
hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals this Day and year
first within mentioned.

Signed and Delivered in                         W. Wright
Presence of                                    Ann Wright
__Harmon, William H. Chandler
___Harmon, Royal King

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 16th Day of June 1806
Indenture from William Wright and Ann his wife to John Semster was
presented in Court and proved by the Oaths of two of the
Subscribing Witnesses to be the respective and Deed of the said
William and Ann and at another Court held for the said County the
day of January 1807. The same was again presented in Court and
further proved by the oath of one other of the Subscribing
Witnesses, to be the respective acts and Deed of the said William
and Ann, and by the Court Ordered to be Recorded

                                    Teste  Will Tunstall,
Submitted by rlmfrog@yahoo.com



Pittsylvania Records:

1841 Aug. 17 Deed book 45, p 348
     I Martha Seamster of the County of Pittsylvania and state of Virginia for love and affection I have to
my step-father, John Hazlewood and my mother Elizabeth Hazlewood of the aforesaid county and for
$1.00 by them paid by the above names John and Elizabeth his wife, give unto them a tract of twenty
acres adjoining Edward Owen, John Hundley and Jacob Evans of the aforesaid County against claim
of myself or my heirs.
     Martha Seamster in presence of Nimrod Ferguson, Edward Owen, Elizabeth Owen (her mark)
             Elizabeth Owen maiden Ferguson, Nimrod brother of Elizabeth, Edward son of Catherine Seamster

1845 - June 16, Court Order book 38 p 280
     Estate of John Seamster
     On motion of John Stovall who made oath with Randolph V. Barksdale as his security acknowledged
bond in penalty of one hundred dollars a certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration
on the estate of John Seamster, Deceased in due form.

March Court 1814 Book 16, page 208
     John Seamster an insolvent debtor committed to the Jails of
this County upon three executions ___ out of the court of the said
County against him are in favour of Eastham & Coleman this is
favour of James Eastham surviving partner of Keene and Eastham,
was brought into court by them and thereupon the said John Seamster
in open court subscribed and delivered in a schedule of his estate
and made oath __ as law whereas ordered that he be discharged out
of custody.

Book 15, p 240 - November 11, 1805
     This Indenture made this eleventh Day of November in the
year of our Lord God one thusand eight hundred and five Between
William Wright of the County of Pittsylvania and Anne his wife
of the one part and John Semster of the County of Halifax of the
other part witnesth that the said William Wright for and in
consideration of the sum of sixty pounds current money of
Virginia to him in hand by the said John Seamster at or before
the sealing and Delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof
is hereby acknowledged, he the said William Wright hath granted
bargained and sold, aliened, released and confirmed and by these
presents doth grant, bargain and sell, alien, release and confirm
unto the John Seamster all that plantation and tract of land
situate lying and being in the said County of Pittsylvania,
whereon the said William Wright now Dwells containing one hundred
acres (more or less) being the same land which the said William
Wright purchased of William Ball and by the said Ball conveyed
to the said William Wright by deed only recorded in the clerks
office of the said County of Pittsylvania, reference being there
unto had may more fully appear and the same is bounded as in and
by the said deed is expressed and all priveleges accounts and
apputenances whatsoever to the said plantation and tract of land
belonging or in any wise appertaining and also all the estate right
title interest claim and demand whatsoever in Equity or in Law of
them the said William Wright and Anne his wife of in or to the said
Land and principles of any part thereof, To have and to hold the
said plantation and Tract of Land and principles above mentioned
and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the
said John Semster his heirs and assigns forever and the said William
Wright and Anne his wife for themselves and their heirs do covenant,
grant or agree to and with the said John Semister his heirs and
assigns by these presents, that they the said William Wright and
Anne his wife, the said plantation and tract of land and principles
above mentioned and every part and parcel thereof with the
appurtenances unto the said John Semster his Heirs and assigns, to
the only proper use and of him the said John Semster his heirs and
assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents
Witness whereof the said William Wright and Anne his wife have
hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals this Day and year
first within mentioned.

Signed and Delivered in                         W. Wright
Presence of                                    Ann Wright
__Harmon, William H. Chandler
___Harmon, Royal King

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 16th Day of June 1806
Indenture from William Wright and Ann his wife to John Semster was
presented in Court and proved by the Oaths of two of the
Subscribing Witnesses to be the respective and Deed of the said
William and Ann and at another Court held for the said County the
day of January 1807. The same was again presented in Court and
further proved by the oath of one other of the Subscribing
Witnesses, to be the respective acts and Deed of the said William
and Ann, and by the Court Ordered to be Recorded

                                    Teste  Will Tunstall,

Book 23 p 241 January 18, 1811

This Indenture made this 18th Day of January in the year one
thousand eight hundred and eleven between John Seamster and
Peggy his wife of the one part and Robert Goodwin of the other
part all of the County of Pittsylvania, Witnessth that the said
John Seamster for an in consideration of the sum of one hundred
Dollars current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said
Robert Goodwin the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and
by these presents have bargained sold and delivered unto the said
Robert Goodwin one tract or parcel of land and being in the County
of Pittsylvania situate and lying on the waters of Fall Creek
containing one hundred acres by estimation be the same more or
less and bounded as followeth.  To wit: Beginning at apost oak
North 45 degrees East 29 poles to a black gum north 88 degrees
east 36 poles to a post oak north 35 degrees east 50 poles to a
red oak north 20 degrees west 311 poles to a red oak and white oak
sapling thence north 70 degrees west 182 poles to a turkey oak.
Thence south 22 east 98 poles to a stake thence north 83 east 78
poles to a stake thence south 35 degrees east 100 poles to the
Beginning.  It being part of a survey of one thousand and twenty
five acres granted to William Robertson by patent __ date the 10th
day of June 1784.  With its appurtenance to the said Robert Goodwin
and to his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Seamster
will warrant and forever defend a good and lawful right and title to
the said and against himself his heirs or assigns and all and every
person or persons whatsoever is witness whereof the said John
Seamster and Peggy his wife hath hereunto set there hands and
affixed there seals the day and year above written.

Signed Sealed &                            John Seamster
Delivered in Presents of                   Margarett Seamster
Wm White
Orlando Smith
Jepee Smith

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 19th of August 1811 This
Indenture from John Seamster and Peggy his wife to Robert Goodwin was
presented in Court and proved by the oaths of two witnesses and thereto
 subscribed and at another Court held for the said County the 15th day
 of May 1820 the same was further proved by the oath of one other
witness thereto subscribed to be the act and deed of the said John and
Peggy Seamster and was ordered to be recorded.

Book 35 p 176 November 18, 1839

It is certified by the Court that it is satisfactorily proven that
 John Seamster a Pensioner of the United States at the rate of eight
 dollars per month and a resident of this County departed this life on
the 10th day of June last, that Ephriam Seamster and Elizabeth
Hazlewood are his only children.  that Isaac Owen, Thomas Owen, Edward
Owen, George Owen and Rufus Owen are his only grandchildren and that
 the said John Seamster left no widow.

Court Order Book 36 p 65 November 16, 1840

Satisfactory evidence being produced to the Court it is ordered to be
 Certified that John Seamster, a revolutionary Pensioner of the United
States, resident of Pittsylvania County died on the 10th day of June
1840 and left no widow that Catherine Owen then a widow, Ephriam
Seamster residing in Halifax County and Elizabeth Hazlewood the wife
of John Hazlewood are the only children left by the said John Seamster
at his death, that Catherine Owen the daughter of said John Seamster
died on the 10th day of August 1840 and that no person has adminstered
on her estate. That Isaac Owen, Thomas Owen, George Owen, Edward Owen
and Rufus Owen all above the age of twenty one years are her only
children.

Submitted by rlmfrog@yahoo.com



Deed Book 4, Page 502  Pittsylvania County, Virginia

This Indenture made the 28th day of May in the year of our Lord 1778 Between William Short of the County of Pittsylvania of one part and John Booth of the same County of the other part.

For 600 pounds current money of Virginia

Tract in Pittsylvania on both sides of Banister and Cherrystone  containing 850 Acres

Beginning at a red oak in the said Hardy Line thence south nine degrees East two hundred and seventy two poles to a Red oak sapling thence  N 74 degrees East 73 Poles to a chestnut Oak thence south 59 degrees 80 poles to a Red Oak thence South 3 degrees west 132 poles to a red oak on the River thence up the river to a dogwood thence south 13 degrees east 82 poles to a white oak thence south 76 degrees east 194 poles to a red oak on the river thence up the river to a red oak, thence north 42 degrees east 320 poles to a white oak on the River, thence down the River to mouth of great Cherry Stone Creek thence up the said Creek to a Black gum at mouth of Little Cherrystone thence up the said Creek to Black Gum thence north 81 degrees west 30 poles to a white oak thence north 62 degrees west 34 poles to a black gum thence north 58 degrees west 36 poles to Pointers thence west 13 poles to a white oak thence south 60 degrees west 20 poles to a red oak thence north 11 degrees west 20 poles to Red Oak thence north 20 degrees west  22 poles to Red Oak thence  south 66 degrees west 164 poles to a red oak thence south 38 degrees east 100 poles to a white oak thence south 68 degrees west 70 poles to the first Station.

                                               William Short (SEAL)

Winfried, wife of William Short, examined.



Deed Book 5, Page  145, Pittsylvania County, Va

This Indenture made the 16th Day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and seventy nine Between John Booth of Henry County of one part and William Davis of the County of Pittsylvania of the second part.

In consideration of Fourteen Hundred pounds current money of Virginia

One certain Tract being in the County of Pittsylvania on both sides of Banister River and Cherrystone Creek joining the lines of Thomas Hardy, Sen, George Prosize, Robert Adams,  John Short, John Parks and Robert Wooding containing by estimate eight hundred fifty acres bounded as followeth.  To wit:

Beginning at a red oak in the said Hardy Line thence south nine degrees East two hundred and seventy two poles to a Red oak sapling thence  N 74 degrees East 73 Poles to a chestnut Oak thence south 59 degrees 80 poles to a Red Oak thence South 3 degrees west 132 poles to a red oak on the River thence up the river to a dogwood thence south 13 degrees east 82 poles to a white oak thence south 76 degrees east 194 poles to a red oak on the river thence up the river to a red oak, thence north 42 degrees east 320 poles to a white oak on the River, thence down the River to mouth of great Cherry Stone Creek thence up the said Creek to a Black gum at mouth of Little Cherrystone thence up the said Creek to Black Gum thence north 81 degrees west 30 poles to a white oak thence north 62 degrees west 34 poles to a black gum thence north 58 degrees west 36 poles to Pointers thence west 13 poles to a white oak thence south 60 degrees west 20 poles to a red oak thence north 11 degrees west 20 poles to Red Oak thence north 20 degrees west  22 poles to Red Oak thence  south 66 degrees west 164 poles to a red oak thence south 38 degrees east 100 poles to a white oak thence south 68 degrees west 70 poles to the first Station.

Refers to John Booth and Lydia, his wife.

                                                                                 John Booth
Submitted by Gayle Austin
_______________________________________________

Will of Daniel Coleman

Will Book #2, page 310
Will of Daniel Coleman, Sr. dated 1 April 1855, Probated 21 May 1860

Dau: Sallie(Sarah) Finney Barker 1/11
         Codicil dated 29 March 1859, death of Sally Finney Barker
          At request of her during her lifetime bequeathed her portion of my estate to her                 granddaughter, Mary Patton, the wife of William D Patton of Travis County, Texas

Son:  Mathew W Coleman: his heirs: 1/11
Son:  Stephen H (Harrison) Coleman: dec'd, his heirs: 1/11
Dau: Ann P (Payne) Glascock 1/11
Son:  George W Coleman decd his heirs 1/11
Son:  Thompson Coleman: his heirs 1/11
          Son: To have no interest in estate, appt guardian for his children
Dau:  Elizabeth W Dabbs decd, her heirs: 1/11
Dau:  Susan H Luck 1/11
Dau:  Judith Coleman 1/11
Dau:  Lucy Easley  1/11
Son:  Daniel Coleman 1/11

Contributed by Wilena D Young

_________________________________________________________________________

Deed and Will Book II page 164

Will of Lucy Williams

In the Name of God Amen, I Lucy Williams of th County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia being in a weak low condition but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be ti Almighty God for the same knowing it is once appointed for all persons to die, I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament and as touching what worldly Estate it hath pleased God to bless me with, I do dispose of in manner and form as followeth, my Will and desire is that all my just Debts and funeral Charges shall be first paid by my Executors hereafter to be named.  Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved Son David Ch--- Williams one Negro Girl named Lettice and her issue to him and his heirs forever.  Item:  I give and bequeath to my six sons, to wit: Joseph Terry Williams, John Williams, James Mastin Williams, Thomas Terry Williams, William Mastin Williams, and Doctor Crawford Williams all the remainder of my Estate to be equally divided between them either by sale or division whichever is convenient for the said Legatees.  I do hereby name James Mastin Williams and Thomas Terry Williams my Executors to this my last Will and Testament, revoking all former Testaments, Wills or ------ made or given pronouncing this one and no other to be my last Will and Testament.  In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty fifth day of June one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight.

                                                                                  Lucy Williams S.S.

Test:
John Fitzgerald, David Terry,
John Terry

Recorded the 21 day of July 1788

_____________________________________________

 I found a deed on a microfilm reel of Pittsylvania Co involving George Jefferson and William Hay both of Anson Co., NC.  Jefferson sold 520 acres in Pittsylvania Co. to Hay.
 Roger Lester [roger_d_lester@hotmail.com]

Deed Book 4 page 434 Pittsylvania County, Virginia

THIS INDENTURE made this eighth day of November, one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven between GEORGE JEFFERSON of Anson County in the state of North Carolina of the one part and William Hay of the same place of the other part WITNESSETH that said GEORGE JEFFERSON for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds currt. money of Virginia to him in hand the receipt is hereby acknowledged, hath granted bargained sold and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said William Hay his heirs assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land containing five hundred and twenty acres lying in the County of Pittsylvania in the state of Virginia on Turkey Creek and in bounds as followeth to wit Beginning at a red oak thence w 10 poles to a poplar s 45 thn w 64 poles to another oak  N 40 W 38 poles to a White Oak s 30 w  62 poles to a red oak s 30 e 144 poles to pointers east 339 poles to pointers
(illegible) to pointers w 302 poles to the beginning, being part of a tract of land
(illegible)
to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land all and singular the appurtenances therunto belonging or in any ways appertaining to the reversion and the reversions thereof and remainder and remainders thereof unto the said WILLIAM HAY his heirs and assigns forever and the said GEORGE JEFFERSON for himself and heirs doth covenant and agree to and with said WILLIAM  HAY that GEORGE JEFFERSON the above mentioned land and premises with the appertenances unto WILLIAM HAY against the claims or demands of GEORGE JEFFERSON his hiers and assigns and against the claims or demands of all and every other person or persons whomsoever shall and warrant and forever defend by these presents in witness whereof the said GEORGE JEFFERSON haths set hand and seal the day and year first above written signed sealed and delivered.

In the presence of
Thos CHILES,   MARY NICHOLS                                         G.
JEFFERSON
SUSANNAH NICHOLS, JOHN WHITE


GOAD Deeds
Contributed by Kenneth Haas [kennethaas26@live.com]
PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS
GOAD FAMILY
1771 Mar 28 , made and recorded , Abraham Goad of Bedford County from John Towler of Bedford, 249A on Clay branch in Pitt. County . Witnessed in court.
Note: This Abraham was another son of old John Goad (died 1771 in Bedord) and another brother to Jahanna Goad, mother of Gen. and Gov. John Sevier.
1773 Nov 16 - Deed of Trust. I, John Goad of Pitt. County, being indebted to James Mitchell of said county in full and just sum of L34 07 00 ¾ current money of Virginia and desirous to secure payment further consideration of 5s in hand paid by James Mitchell …sell land on Frying Pan Creek containing 100 acres beimng the land where I now live by William Bennett’s line and John Clement’s (his heirs) and John Cox’s shall not before 25 Dec next pay with lawful interest, sell for besdt price./ Witnesses Saml. Bolling, Benjamin Tarrent, Robert Dalton, Jr.
Note: Mitchell and Tarrant married sisters of Robert Dalton, Jr. John Cox was probably John Cock who married Elizabeth, daughter of old John Goad. John Cock moved early to Montgomery/Grayson County.
1774 Jan 26, recorded 1776 27 - John Goad and Margaret, his wife, to Benjamin Clement 50A in Pitt., boundaries mentioned Wm. Mackings (Madding ?) line being part of a patent granted John Goad in 1763. Margaret gives up dower rights. Witnesses James Clement, Jonathan Far (Frear ?) Wm. Goad. Book 3, page 412.
Note : This was shortly before John and Margaret moved to the Watauga settlements.
1776 Aug 4, recorded 1776 Sept 26 - John Cock to Patrick Morrison of {itt. County for 20L about 200A being part of 400 A granted first to Charles Bostick 1759 Aug 10 lying om Pitt. County on Frying Pan Creek, being the upper part of said tract and bounded by (trees). Signed by John Cock (his mark) and Elizabeth Cock (no mark shown).
Note: William Goad, son of John Goad, married Betsy, daughter of Patrick Morrison. Both Patrick and his Goad son-in-law went to western North Carolina (later Tennessee) by 1780 and both fought at the battle of King’s Mountain, Oct 1780.
1777 Mar 4 - recorded 1777 July 24 - Abraham Goad and Anne his wife of Montgomery County y David Ross of Dinwiddie County 249 acres in Pitt. on Clay branch. Witnesses John Goad, William Gosd, George Herndon.
Note: Abraham left Grayson County in ca 1806 with several grown children and moved to Anderson County, Tennessee where he died in 1816.

1783 Aug 14, recorded 1783, Dec 16 - William Goad from Ephraim Witcher of Montgomery County, Va., 150 A on both sides of Reddy’s Creek, Thomas Ramsey’s line. Witnesses, William, Young, John Witcher, James Witcher. Deed book 7, page 172.
Note : Two daughters of Daniel Witcher married Reuben and Joshua. sons of the above William Goad. Two other daughters of Daniel married Melton (Milton) and Marlin Young, sons of the above William Young. All went to Smith County, Tennessee ca 1803.
1780 Oct 17 - Robert Goad to Jeremiah Ward, 100 A on Frying Pan Creek received of his father (Abraham, died 1779) adjoining land bought of Stephen Bennett, Deed book 6, page 10.
1785 Apr 15, recorded 1785 June 20 -, further probed and recorded 1790 Apr 18 - William Goad to John Hammack 30A on Redey’s Creek , mentions William Youinhg;s corner, then dividing line of Ephraim Witcher and William Goad. Witbesses Kno. Hoasdf, Melton Young,. William Yoing. Deed book 8, page 524.
1790 Mar 4, recorded 1790 Apr 19 - William Goad of Pitt. to John Goad of Pitt. 50A on Redeys Creek, mentions David Ross’es corner. Witnesses, William Young, Melton Young, John Hammack. Deed book 8, page 512
Note : John Hammack married Elizabeth Goad, daughter of the above William Goad.
1791 Apr 15m proved 1791 Apr 18 - Charles Goad to James Dalton, Jr. 149A being part of the land I now live on on the branches of Frying Pan Creek. Witnesses John Robinson, John Towler, “Salla” Towler. Deed book 9, page 313.
Note: The parentage of Charles Goad is uncertain.
1792 Mar 10, proved 1892 June 18 , further proved 1792 July 16 - John Goad to William Young 50 A on Redus Creek beginning at Davis Ross’es line. Witnesses Stephen Potter, Peyton Young,. Wilie Young. Deed book 9, page 248.
Note: This John Goad was a son of William,. William’s brother John had left Pitt. in ca 1782 for the Watauga settlements of then North Carolina, joining his first cousin, Col,. John Sevier.
1790 Nov 1 - Robert Goad to Jacob Hedrick. Reads virtually the same as the below 1792 deed. This 80A settled by Benjamin Henson. Witnesses , Robert Goad, Thomas Goad, John Bobbitt. Says proved in court 1792 Dec 17. I cannot tell if we are dealing with the same 60A or two 80A tracts. Deed book 9, pages 44-45.
Note: The witness Robert was first cousin of the grantor Robert. Thomas could be either the son of the witness Robert or the son of John, the witness Robert’s brother. Robert , the witness, and Thomas, his son, moved from Bedford County to Williamson/Maury County, Tennessee ca 1804.
1792 Nov 1, proved 1792 Dec 12, further proved 1794 Apr 12 - Robert Goad of Wythe County to Jacob Hedrick of Pitt. 80A being land got from father Abraham Goad by heirship on Frying Pan Creek, boundaries mentioned are Jacob Barger’s line, Abraham Goad’s line and a conditional line drawn by William Goad and George Phillips. Deed book 9, page 544.
Note : Robert Goad lived in Wythe a short time before this section became Grayson County where Robert lived the rest of his life, dying in 1836. George Phillips’ mother was a Goad making him a first cousin to the older Goads above.
1795 Apr 18, recorded 1795 Apr 20 - William Goad to John Hammack 40 A on the south side of , mentions David Ross’es line, John Goad’s line, John Hammack’s line Witnesses George Herndon, John Allen, James Mallacoat. Deed book 10, page 130.
1802 Dec 29, recorded 1803 Feb 21 - William Goad to John Hammack 20A on Radish Creek. Witnesses, William Witcher, Jr., David Vance, Spencer Hammack, Taliaferro Hammack, Jacob Vance.
 






 
 

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