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Laurison Pauley

Land Grant – Laurison Pauley

Grant #55

November 30, 1838

David Campbell, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia:

To all whom these Presents shall come – Greeting: KNOW YE, That in conformity with a survey made on the 25th day of November, 1836 by virtue of Land Office Treasury Warrant No. 13427 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Laurison Pauley a certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing ninety-five acres, situate in the County of Kanawha on the dividing ridge between Alum Creek a branch of Coal River and the Pots Branch of Davis’ Creek, & bounded as follows: Beginning at two white oaks near the top of the ridge &near the head of a drain near the Middle Fork of Alum Creek and running the _____ N 72º E 32 poles to two ashes near the top of the ridge at the head of a drain of the Pot branch. Thence S 40º E 10 poles to a sourwood & white oak in a gap in the ridge. Thence N 20º E 88 poles crossing a fork of the Pot Branch to three white oaks on a point ____ N 5 W to a branch crossing a branch of the Pot branch at 40 poles, in all 88 poles to a spanish oak & chestnut oak breach of a hill N 54 W 22 poles to a branch in all 70 poles to a white oak on a hillside S 73º W 110 poles to a pine near the top of the dividing ridge and thence S 6º S Crossing second drain of the middle fork of Alum Creek 180 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD The said Tract or Parcel of Land with its appurtenances, to the said Laurison Pauley and his heirs forever.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, THE SAID David Campbell, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his Hand and caused the lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond, on the 30th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight and of the Commonwealth the 63rd

David Campbell

Transcribed from a copy of the handwritten grant by Ellen Cantley Pauley at
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