A SURGEON ON ROCKY

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Heading east on Hwy 24/27 you can’t help but notice the beautiful farm land rolling off to the south as you near Rocky River. I’ve written much about this place and of the revolutionary war era Baptist church which once stood nearby. It really was an important place impacting the spread of religion and even America’s trail west all the way to Oregon.

Recently, yet another and equally exciting chapter of the above story has been revealed to me. While preparing for an upcoming talk at the Carolinas Genealogy Society in Monroe, this week I came across an important newspaper article by and about Dr. John Beckwith. His life, at one time, crossed the lands I’ve admired all my life. Dated 18 Jun 1841, the following appears in the Raleigh Register:

     Mr. GALES: Something more than a year ago, I came to this City blind, as you may recollect. An interesting notice in your paper, of a young woman and a young man, both born blind, being restored by Dr. JOHN BECKWITH, some 20 years since, induced me to place myself under his care. One eye was operated on for Cataract, with complete success. Little pain attended the operation, and no inflammation succeeded it – in a week I could see to read with comfort. Impatience of a long night of darkness, and of dependence upon the sight of others, led me for a long time to post pone the claims of the other eye. Twelve months attention to business, however, satisfied me, that two eyes are better than one, and that it is not well to impose unusual labor upon an enfeebled member. Under this conclusion I returned, on the other eye, in presence of Doctors LEWIS, McKEE, and SMITH

The operation occupied probably one minute, and was attended with less pain than bleeding at the arm. Neither pain nor inflammation have followed, and with this eye also, aided by glasses, I can read and recognize the faces of my friends. In a few days, I shall return to my residence in Cabarrus County. I make this communication in a spirit of thankfulness to that Being, whose goodness and mercy have followed me all my days, and with the hope that my example and good fortune, may afford encouragement to others.
Your Friend,             JOHN PHIFER

John Phifer of Cabarrus County surely had heard of the near miraculous medical procedure that had taken place in nearby Salisbury. From the Medical Repository And Review Of American Publications On Medicine (p. 311), “A case of successful treatment of Cataract and Amaurosis on both eyes, by attempts of couching, and by the successive destruction and absorption of the crystalline lens” was communicated on 25 Jun 1819 by Dr. John Beckwith of Salisbury, North Carolina. The article outlines the process John Beckwith used to remove cataracts from a young man residing in Wilkes County NC.

From the above, in March 1823, John Beckwith successfully operated on a 19 year-old who had been blind from birth. Following surgery, the patient’s eyes were able to “distinguish minute objects and were reported to be daily acquiring strength. The operation was performed with little pain and succeeded by no inflammation.” The Western Carolinian concluded that the “success which has attended the various cases operated on by Dr. Beckwith, we believe, unparalleled; and the spirit of kindness and benevolence he has manifested toward those who were laboring under the complicated evils of poverty and blindness, we trust, will bring upon him the blessings of those who were ready to perish.”

John Beckwith also sold medicines by way of the newspapers. In 1835, and as found in the Raleigh Weekly Register, Dr. John Beckwith offered a half page advertisement filled with testimonials on behalf of his anti-dyspeptic pills. Good folks such as Gov. James Iredell, Secretary of State William Hill, and US Court Judge Henry Potter offered their testimonials. Below is one of many published advertisements for his medicine.

Clipping from Fayetteville Weekly Observer - Newspapers.com

All of the above is really cool with clear ties back to Cabarrus County by way of John Phifer’s surgery and testimonial. But, as I pass down Hwy 24/27 near Rocky River, what am I seeing that brings to my mind the image of John Beckwith? What is it that I’d like to share with you?  Well, knowing me, it’s got to be something to do with the land so let’s take a look.

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In 1789, George Graham Esq, late Sheriff of Mecklenburg County sold the above highlighted tract (deed 17-398, Mecklenburg NC) to Henry Smith. Metes and bounds show that this tract was located on Meeting House Branch” which signals the nearby location of Haynes Meeting House Baptist Church. This branch enters Rocky River on the southern boundary of the above tract. I have not found the origination for this large tract of land, but it was surely owned by someone else prior to the purchase by Henry Smith. Born in Lancaster County PA, Henry Smith settled earlier in Surry County NC where he served in the Revolutionary War prior to moving again to Cabarrus. There, in Surry, now Stokes County, Maj. Henry Smith married Maria Barbara Loesch whose brother Johann Jacob Loesch played an interesting role in what we know of goldmining in Cabarrus County. According the early newspaper The Salem Gleaner, Jacob assayed gold from Reed mine and found that it was pure.

In 1793, Andrew Alexander, Sheriff of Mecklenburg sold the above land to Leonard Huise (Deed 15-99, Mecklenburg NC). Metes and bounds now mention Michael Garmon’s line and Muddy Creek.

In 1830 Jacob Petre sold the above to John Beckwith and Co. of Wake County NC (deed 11-282, Cabarrus NC). Jacob Petre sold his land and moved to Pope County Arkansas in the 1830’s. Some of his sons moved to Sonoma County and San Francisco CA. From 1789 to 1830 the metes and bounds of the above land changed little in shape and length of lines. And, what was once known as Meeting House Branch is now identified as “The Malling Branch.” I see this term used often in describing land across the state. Having yet to figure out its meaning, I believe that a Malling Branch would be one with a beach or other nice spot for people to gather or come to cross over. Maybe it was the location of early baptisms. Can’t you imagine?

The next recorded conveyance of the land was in Feb 1845 when Laird Alexander, Cyrus C. Alexander, and Green H. Swearengen sold the above to Hartwell Spain Love (deed 17-237, Cabarrus NC). This sounds like a committee or were they attorneys representing John Beckwith’s interests?

foxglove-poisoningFrom newspaper articles we know that John Beckwith once did business in Salisbury as well as Wake and even locations further east. But what were his intentions along this beautiful stretch of Rocky River? And, what happened; when did John Beckwith step away from this land holding? To find the answer we must look into the private collection of letters left by John Beckwith’s fellow surgeon Calvin Jones (1775-1846). From one of the letters dated “8 Dec 1819, John Beckwith of Salisbury [wrote] about a medical case, his desire for digitalis seed for planting, and geological specimens”. Two years later, on 15 Nov 1821, “John Beckwith of Salisbury discussing prospects for his making a living practicing medicine in one of several places under consideration.” This timing is perfect in relation to his mentioning of the acclaimed 1819 surgery on the 19 year-old fellow. And, why did he seek to grow digitalis? Known commonly as foxglove, this extremely powerful herb is both beneficial and can be extremely dangerous in the wrong hands. It’s medicinally used to control the heart beat particularly in the case of irregular and often fast beating atrial fibrillation. Was the beautiful land I drive by once used as a medicinal growing ground of sorts? And if so, why was it sold in 1845? I wonder, if today, could we find on this area remnant patches of herbs gone wild?

On 6 Feb 1845, John Beckwith placed an advertisement in the Raleigh Register. As appears below, he sold his house and office which were located on Hillsborough street west of the North Carolina State Capitol.

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Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., John Beckwith is the son of Elizabeth Dart and John Beckwith. Visiting a friend in New Bern, he met and married Margaret Cogdell Stanly, the daughter of Ann Cogdell and John Wright Stanly. John and Margaret’s son John Watrous Beckwith removed to Georgia where he was elected second Bishop of the Georgia Episcopal Church. Under his leadership, John Watrous Beckwith established 20 churches and 5 missions including the Savannah Orphanage for Confederate children. John Beckwith’s  8 Jun 1870 obituary appears in the Raleigh Weekly Standard:

Clipping from The Weekly Standard - Newspapers.com

SOLOMON BURRIS REUNON – 2018

 

Group picture of Solomon Burris descendants

Background

I’m the little one sitting on my great grandfather George Henderson Burris’ knee (below). He lived to a ripe old age of 101 years of age. My sister is standing in back and my brother is in the lap of our great grandmother Magdalene Whitley Burris. My great grandfather was not a rich man though he was known to be kind and generous with what resources he had. My grandmother Eva, his daughter, used to say that her dad had so little because he gave much in support of others. It is said that George Henderson Burris buried many a friend and neighbor who could not otherwise afford the expenses.

Great-grandpa George was a talented man. He played the accordion, sang and played the harmonica. He was also deadly accurate with a slingshot!

My Burris and Whitley families intermarried for generations as George Henderson Burris’ grandfather Joshua Allen Burris married Mary Whitley. And, Joshua Allen Burris’ grandfather Solomon was the first in his family to settle in now Stanly County. Going back to the 1700’s, in Solomon Burris’ land grant, neighbor George Whitley served as chain bearer. Like Solomon, George Whitley may also have been among the first of his family to reside in now Stanly County.

From Solomon Burris’ revolutionary war pension application, it was declared that his bible was last known to be in the hands of his father in down-east Bertie County NC. Solomon also made the declaration that he was born in Anson County …which statement I question. From sources unknown, it is also believed that Solomon married Judith Taylor in Surry County located in northwest NC. Solomon must have journeyed all over our state!

The Reunion

Gary Walter

On Friday evening a small group of us met to share supper at Jay’s Downtowner in Albemarle. Sitting across from me was Gary Walter who pulled out a few photographs he was sharing with Pam Holbrook. For many years the photos had resided in a little box treasured by Gary’s  grandmother. Eventually being passed down to Gary, he’s spent much effort reconstructing a great family adventure told through his magnificent collection of imagery.

For this blog post, Gary Walter has graciously allowed me to share some of his prized photographs beginning with a headshot portrait (below) of his ancestor John Adam Burris along with a wonderful group photo of the John Adam Burris family. Gary explained that John Adam Burris was a sawyer and was one of many saw mill operators contracted to clear timber along the Yadkin River basin in preparation for construction of the Narrows Dam. Among the images are pictures of the dam during various phases of construction. There’s also images of the family  logging crew believed to be comprised of John Adam Burris’ brothers and sons along with members of the Dry family. John Adam Burris is of course the crew leader.

As you can imagine, the dinner at Jay’s went exceedingly well as discussion ranged from the most recent births to the depth and breadth of our Burris family.  And, the evening will live on with me forever as I’m truly bedazzled that members of my family were involved in the taming of one of North Carolina’s most rugged waterways.

As we were about to break-up, Gary pulled out his computer to help another person better understand their lineage. Listening in on the conversation, it was at that point that I learned Gary and I are relatively close cousins. His John Adam Burris is a brother of my great grandfather George Henderson Burris’ father, Hiram Alexander Burris.

I also learned that my George Henderson Burris is the oldest son in a large family having 13 brothers and sisters with one being a half-sister. George’s mother is Dovie Ellen Love, the daughter of Henderson Love, the son of Thomas and Susannah Polk Love. Henderson Love served in CSA Co. B. 5th Reg. NC. He died of pneumonia in Richmond VA on 12 Nov 1862.

Growing up, I vaguely remember being shown and hearing stories about a civil war pistol owned by my great grandfather George Henderson Burris. I  believed he used the gun in service as a soldier. However, that could not have been the case as George Henderson Burris was born in 1874, after the war’s end. If the gun was in fact a remnant of the war, I’d like to believe that it once belonged to George’s namesake grandfather Henderson Love who died in the war. It would have been the right thing for the gun to end up in the hands of Henderson Love’s oldest grandson.

The Saturday Session

I was overwhelmed by the large number participating in the Saturday session at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church located near the crossroads of Frog Pond USA. A special thanks goes out to those who made sure everything went smoothly. Zelma Eudy handled registration and directed me to sit with others who shared my family linage out of Solomon. As it turns out, Thomas Napier, the fellow I sat beside, descends from my great grandfather George Henderson Burris’ younger brother Adam Alexander Burris. Like myself, it was Thomas’ first time participating in the Burris family reunion.

 

The morning session began with the lighting of a memorial candle in honor of those who had passed during the previous year. There was an icebreaking activity aimed at getting people up and about to meet and greet. Then, Pam Holbrook and Brenda Combs spoke about Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and its beginnings on land previously owned by David Wright Burris. Participants also heard about Solomon and Judith’s graves and how they had been moved in 1939 from the nearby Commie Willis Cemetery, also known as the Burris burial ground. The move was due to the sale of land surrounding the cemetery which raised concern among family members about future care for the primitive graveyard. The 1939 reinterment memorial celebration was attended by more than 1000 people. Can you imagine what that celebration must have looked like? There was also discussion on choosing a date possibly in January to clean the remaining Commie Wills graveyard.


Prepared by Dwight Eudy, we enjoyed an absolutely wonderful lunch that included choices of roast, chicken, ham, and more. Yum!!! Following the meal, participants heard a passionate talk from Lynette Hartsell on her new book outlining a different view on the lynching of Alec Whitley.

Though the day was cold and dreary, newfound cousin Thomas Napier and myself made our way out to the cemetery following conclusion of the gathering. We were joined by yet another whose name and lineage escapes me. I was shown the graves of Solomon and Judith as well as those of their son Joshua and his wife Sarah Springer. We also saw the graves of Joshua’s son Allen Burris and his wife Lucy Hinson.

At this point an older fellow came upon us and happened to be interested in the same stones Thomas Napier and myself were studying. It turns out that Larry Burris is my grandmother Eva Burris Thomas’ first cousin. Wow! Larry is the son of Green Thomas Burris, a younger brother of both my great-grandfather George Henderson Burris as well as Thomas Napier’s Adam Alexander Burris. They were all nephews of the above mentioned John Adam Burris who logged in preparation of the Narrows Dam construction.. So, …there in the misty cemetery we held our own little reunion of sorts, sharing stories about our family experiences. If for no other reason it’s times like these that make family reunions a must-do for anyone interested in learning about their heritage.

There’s so much more that could be said but that’ll have to wait for another day. I did learn of one Burris family member who clipped the tips off his fingers in order to avoid the civil war. There was also a mysterious grave stone for yet another family member adorned with a carved and crosshatched image of a hand (see below). About this, our little group hypothesized everything from death by small pox to it being the means of hiding or correcting a mistake made in carving.

Following the reunion, Larry Burris and his wife met me at Love’s Grove UMC in Stanfield where we walked the cemetery. Larry’s father, Green Thomas Burris, is buried next to his brother being my great grandfather George Henderson Burris. Nearby is buried their father Hiram Alexander Burris who married Dovie Ellen Love. And near to them were the graves of Hiram’s parents, Joshua Allen Burris and wife Mary Polly Whitley Burris.

I always thought that Love’s Grove “Protestant” Methodist church was founded by Phoebe Love, wife of Michael Garmon Love. I believed that land for the church was given in memoriam to Phoebe’s husband Michael Garmon Love who died in the civil war. This is true, but Larry Burris pointed out that in the 1880’s our common ancestor Joshua Allen Burris and wife Mary Polly Whitley Burris also donated land to the church. The deed identifies the land as “joining the meeting house tract.”

Remember that Joshua Allen and Mary Burris’ son Hiram married Dovie Love, the daughter of another fallen civil war soldier named Henderson Love. Henderson Love is the namesake of my great grandfather George Henderson Burris. Henderson Love is also the brother of Phoebe who first gave land for the church. It appears the beginnings of Love’s Grove may have been in part a matter between the extended Love and Burris families.

At the end of day, Larry Burris and myself went our own ways with standing invitations to stay in touch. It was good that two families so close had reconnected.

Follow-up Trip

This past Saturday I paid a visit in China Grove with Larry and his brother Bill Burris. Theirs had been a large family of 17 children including two sets of twins! The children were born to Green Thomas Burris by his two wives: Martha Little and Etta Mae Mabe.

(l-r) Larry Burris, George Thomas, Bill Burris

I also learned that Larry’s full name is Larry Hiram Burris honoring his grandfather Hiram Alexander Burris. And, Bills full name is Bill Henderson Burris honoring both his uncle George Henderson Burris and his great-grandfather Henderson Love. And I’m George Thomas honoring my great-grandfather George Henderson Burris as well as my other great-grandfather George Washington Thomas. It’s cool! These are names I know, these are my family!

As it turns out, Bill and Larry Burris also shared with me the old and very important portraits which had passed down to them. Below are images for Mary “Polly” Whitley, the wife of Joshua Allen Whitley. Mary is George Henderson Burris’ grandmother making her my great-great-great grandmother. Also included are pictures of graves and portraits of Hiram Alexander and his wife Dovie Ellen Love Burris.

 

(after clicking on the images above, look to the bottom and click on “Full Size” to see more detail)

Closing

The Solomon and Judith Burris reunion is held every year on the third week in October. I had a great time and very much recommend it! Reunions are a wonderful way to meet all those cousins you’ve always wondered about. Reinforce what you know and learn much more! Family doesn’t just happen; memories will fade and family will die if we don’t exercise them through sharing. Without doubt or hesitation, Larry and Bill expressed their pride in being raised in a wonderful family. I’m glad the Burris family really cares as is evidenced by their active efforts to maintain family roots. They are truly interested in the story of who they are and from where they came. With that being said I’ll close and I hope to seeya next year! Come join us!

 

BETWEEN ROCKY RIVER AND RICHARDSON CREEK IN UNION COUNTY

Stanfield, NC, 1:24,000 quad, 1971, USGS

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Key Map and Legal Descriptions of Grants and Conveyances
for Union and Anson Counties
Located South of Rocky River and North of Richardson Creek.

50. Grant 5674, Anson NC, ent. 14 Jan 1799, sur. 16 Oct 1799, iss. 30 Aug 1802. Issued to WILLIAM GURLEY, being 300 acres on Rocky River beginning on the bank of said river at his corner stake an runs thence with his line south 20 west 38 ch to a stake in said line, then south 38 east 30 to stake, then north 81 east 30 ch to a stake, then north 81 east 46 ch to a stake, then north 40 ch to a stake, then north 27 west 46 cn to a stake on the bank of the said river then up the various courses of the river to the beginning. Chainbearers: James Gurley, Willis Gurley.

51. Grant 5333, Anson NC, ent. 17 Jan 1797, iss. 9 Mar 1799. Issued to WILLIAM GURLEY, being 250 acres on the Rocky River beginning at a post oak on the bank of the river and runs up the river south 60 west 4.50 ch to a white oak Willis Gurley’s corner, then with his line south 35 ch to a red oak, then south 75 east 25 ch to a stake among three pines, then north 68 east 69 ch to a black, then north 25 east 34 ch to a stake among three pines, then north 25 ch to a stake on the river bank then up the river south 80 west 25 ch to his corner poplars, then with his line south 35 east 15.75 ch to his corner pines, then with other line south 55 west 26.50 to a walnut on the river bank, then up the river 19 ch to a white oak the beginning of his hundred acre survey then with the first line of the said survey south 47 west 31.75 ch to a pine, then with his other line north 43 west 33 ch to the beginning. Chainbearers: William Gurley, Leonard Musslewhite.

Deed S-168, Anson NC, 11 Jan 1818, rec. Jul 1818. Henry Gurley of Haywood County NC to Benjamin Thomas Junr, being a tract of 80 acres on Rocky River running south 136 poles to a red oak, then south 75 east 120 poles to a stake by three pines, then north 68 east 280 poles to a stake by three pines, then north 15 west 110 poles to a hickory on the bank of the river, then up the various courses of the river to the beginning. Wit: John Austin, Jac. Austin.

52. Grant 4382, Anson NC, ent. 20 Nov 1770, iss. 14 Oct 1783. Issued to MIDDLETON POOL, being 50 acres on the south side of Rocky River beginning at a poplar standing on the said river bank ad running south 35 east 15.75 ch to a red oak, then south 55 west 26.50 ch to a black walnut standing on the bank of said river, then down the carious courses of the river to the first station. Chainbearers: Middleton Pool, Drury Austin.

Deed D-272, Anson NC, 10 Aug 1787, reg. Oct 1791. (Tract 1) Middleton Pool of Montgomery County to Wm. Gurley (planter), being 50 acres on the south side of Rocky River beginning at a poplar standing on the bank of the river and runs south 35 east 15.70 to a red oak, then south 55 west 26.50 ch to a black walnut tree standing on the bank of said river, then down the various courses of the river to the beginning. Wit: James Gurley, Willis Gurley, Joseph (x) Johnson.

Deed D-272, Anson NC, 10 Aug 1787, reg. Oct 1791. (Tract 2) Middleton Pool of Montgomery County to Wm. Gurley (planter), being 50 acres beginning at a white oak on the bank of Rocky River below the mouth of Shipmon’s branch running up the said branch to a corner, then to Townsel’s line, then along that line to the river, then down the river to the beginning. Wit: James Gurley, Willis Gurley, Joseph (x) Johnson.

53. Grant 3629, Anson NC, ent. 16 Jan 1773, iss. 25 Jul 1774. Issued to SOLOMON TOWNSEND being 100 acres on the south bank of Rocky River beginning at a white oak on the bank of the said river at the mouth of a small branch and runs south 47 west 127 poles to a pine, then north 43 west 127 poles to a stake, then north 47 east 127 poles, then north 43 east 127 poles to the beginning. Chainbearers: William Brooks, Alexd’r Pool.

Deed 7-136, Anson NC, 6 Jul 1779, reg. Jul 1779. Solomon Townsend to Middleton Pool, being 100 acres. Test. William (B) Brooks, William Bennett, Senr.

Deed C2-14, Anson NC, 28 Feb 1782, reg. Apr 1792. Middleton Pool to William Gurley, being 100 acres beginning at a white oak on the bank of the said river Wit: Bryan Austin, John (x) Austin.

54. Grant 6696, Anson NC, ent. 6 Nove 1827, iss. 21 Feb 1828. Issue to JOHN NANCE, being 250 acres joining Wyatt Nance etc on Rocky River beginning at Wyatt Nance’s corner stake amongst tree black jack pointers and runs north 37 west 9.75 ch to a stake by a pine and dogwood in Hinson’s line, then with said line north 70 west 3.50 ch to his corner stake two red oaks and pine pointers, then with his other line north 15 ch to his other corner stake three pines and white oak pointers, then south 88 east 18 ch to Hinson’s old corner stake, then north 2 west 22.50 ch to a post oak, then north 68 west 39 ch to a dogwood on the bank of the Reedy Branch one post oak ash and dogwood pointers, then south 60 west 27 ch to a small red oak, then south 20 east 48 ch to a stake in his own line one pine and two red oak pointers, then with said line north 65 east 8 ch to his corner stake, then with his other line south 25 east 16.25 ch to his other corner stake, then with Wyatt Nance’s line to the beginning. Chainbearers: Robert Nance, Joseph Spears.

55. Grant 6702, Anson NC, ent. 2 May 1826, iss. 22 Jul 1828. Issued to BENJAMIN THOMAS, being 300 acres joining Benjamin Austin and his own land on the Shophouse Branch of Rocky River beginning at his corner stake two pines and red oak pointers and runs with his line south 76 west 30.70 ch to his corner red oaks, then south 21 west 14.40 xh to a white oak two red oaks and post oak pointers, then south 34 east 25 to a red oak, then south 80 east 40 ch to a pine and four post oak pointers, then north 80 east 11 ch to a pine, then north 15 west 40 ch to a stake in his own line, then with said line south 68 west 50 ch to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jackson Gurley, Jacob Thomas.

56. Grant 6703, Anson NC, ent. 12 Feb 1828, iss. 22 Jul 1828. Issued to JACKSON GURLEY, being 86 acres joining Benjamin Thomas and Bryan Austin on the waters of Rocky River and beginning at a pine by three pines Austin’s corner and runs with his line south 88 east 24.30 ch to his other corner stake one Spanish oak and red oak pointers, then with his other line south 75 east 17.60 ch to a post oak in the line, then north 34 west 28 ch to and with Thomas’ line to corner white oak, then north 87 west 39 ch crossing the Big Branch to a black oak, then south 19 ch to a hickory, then a direct course to the beginning. Chainbearers: Benjamin Thomas, Jacob Thomas.

57. Grant 5461, Anson NC, ent. —, iss. 18 Dec 1799. Issued to WILLIS GURLEY, being 150 acres on Rocky River beginning at a red oak the upper corner of his old survey on the river bank and runs up the river south 50 west 15.50 ch to a red oak near John Austin’s corner, then south 5 east 9 ch to a red oak among three red oaks, then south 63 east 11 ch to a red oak, then south 87 east 40 ch to white oak, then north 6 east 40 ch to his old line, then with said line to the beginning. Chainbearers: [not legiable]

58. Grant 4398, Anson NC, ent. 22 Nov 1779, iss. 14 Oct 1783. Issued to RICHARD AUSTIN, being 50 acres on the south side of Rocky River beginning at a white oak standing on the bank of said river and runs south 10 west 20 chains to a pine, then south 80 west 40.50 chains to a red oak standing on the bank of said river, then down the various courses of the river to the beginning. Chainbearers: Richard Austin, Drury Austin.

59. Grant 6474 Anson NC, ent. 11 Oct 1815, iss. 26 Nov 1821. Issued to BRYAN AUSTIN SENR, being 150 acres adjoining Jacob Austin on the waters of Austin’s Branch beginning at a red oak his and corner formerly William Austin corner and also Willis Gurley corner and runs south 55 west 50 ch to a stake in or near Jacob Austin’s line, then south 20 east 17 ch to a stake in Jacob Austin’s line of his other survey three post oaks and black jack pointers, then north 88 east 46 ch crossing Austin’s Branch to a stake, then north 13 east 23 ch in Willis Gurley’s line tree pine pointers, then north 88 west 16 ch to a stake in a drain one dogwood pointer, then to the beginning. Chainbearers: Mariass Austin, Joshua Phillips.

60. Deed H1-124, Anson NC, 28 Feb 1767,rec. 24 Sep 1767. George Augustus Selwyn of the county of Glocester in the Kingdom of Great Britain Esq. (as son and heir of John Selwyn Esq. deceased) to John Sescoe Planter. Being 100 acres, part of the tract of 100,000 acres of land commonly called Tract Number 1 lying on both sides of Rocky River beginning at a black oak on the south side of the river below his plantation and runs thence south 38 west 40 to a black oak saplin, then south 82 west 45 poles to a black oak, then south 56 west 150 poles to a black oak above his barn, then north 40 west 36 poles to a white oak, then north 15 east 110 poles to a persimmon on the river bank crossing the river in all 100 poles to a stake, then to the beginning. Witnesses: Tho. Frohock, William Frohock.

Deed 7-193, Anson NC, 27 Sep 1779, reg. Jan 1780. John Fransisco of Mecklenburg to John Austin of Anson, being 100 acres on both sides of Rocky River beginning at a black oak on the south side of the river on the bank below the plantation, then south 38 west 40 poles to a black oak saplin, then south 82 west 45 poles to a black oak, south 56 west 150 poles to a black oak above the branch, then north 40 west 36 poles to a white oak, then north 15 east 40 poles to a persimmon tree on the river bank then crossing the said river an open line for compliment and south to the first station. Witnesses: Tindal Roland, Cuyerline Roland.

Deed H2-393, Anson NC, 2 Mar 1801, reg. Jul 1802. John Austin Senr. planter of one part to BRYAN AUSTIN of Montgomery planter of the other part being 35 acres on the south side of Rocky River below the mouth of Suscoe’s Branch being part of 100 acres lying in in the counties of Anson and Montgomery. Beginning on a large pine sd. Austin’s fore and aft tree in the low ground of the river and runs then south 58 west 63 poles to a black oak, then north 40 west 36 poles to a white oak, then north 15 east 11 poles to a persimmon on the river bank, then crossing the river, thence down the river crossing to the beginning. Wit: Jacob Austin, Michael Austin.

61. Grant 5779 Anson NC, ent. 8 Jul 1797, sur. —-, iss. 26 Nov 1805. Issued to RICHARD AUSTIN, being 100 acres on Syscoes Branch beginning on the east side at a red oak and running south 84 west 40 chains to a stake by three pines, then south 10 east 22 chains and 50 links to a post oak, then north 84 east 50 chains to Austin’s line, then with it to the beginning including said Austin’s House and part of his improvement. Chainbearers: John Austin Senr, John Austin Junr.

Deed N-205, Anson NC, 2 Feb 1807m reg. Jan 1810. Richard Austin to Jacob Austin being 100 acres on both sides of Suscoe’s Branch. Wit: William Austin, Bryan Austin.

62. Grant 5748, Anson NC, ent. 10 May 1801, iss 2 Feb 1804. Issued to MICHAEL AUSTIN, being 300 acres beginning at a water oak on Rocky River at the mouth of Suscoe’s Branch and runs north 40 west 100 poles to a Spanish oak on the river bank by two others, then south 67 west 20 poles to a stake William Brook’s line, then with at south 12 east 20 poles to his other corner, then with his other line north 75 west 96 poles to his corner sweet gum, then with his other line south 10 west40 poles to his other corner, then with it south 75 west 60 poles with it north 12 west 138 poles to his corner red oak by two pines, then north 77 west 67 poles to Brook’s corner with his line north 55 west 150 poles to his corner hickory on the river bank by two hickories, then south 15 east 102 poles to a stake in Wm Brook’s line with it east 54 poles to his corner post oak by a pine and post oak, then south 36 west 156 pole to a pine Cohon’s line, then with it south 50 east 166 poles to Jesse Brooks line, then with it north 50 east 76 poles to a stake, then north 60 west 12 poles to Richard Austin’s corner, then with his line north 9 west 96 poles, with it north 85 east 160 poles, then a direct line to the beginning. Chainbearers: Richard Austin, Jacob Austin.

Deed N-261, Anson NC, 10 Oct 1810, reg. Oct 1810. BRYAN AUSTIN SENR. of Montgomery County to his sons JACOB and BRYAN AUSTIN for and in consideration of the love and affection which he hath and “beareth” to his beloved sons. Being 20 acres of the 300 granted to Michael Austin. Witnesses: J. Culpepper, W. Hammond.

63. Grant 6058, Anson NC, ent. 12 Mar 1810, sur. —-, iss. 12 Dec 1812. Issued to JESSE BROOKS being 100 acres adjoining his old land on the bank of the Rocky River beginning at an ash on the bank of Rocky River by a patch of red oaks and runs south ten east 93 poles to a pine by a red oak, then south 76 west 93 poles to a stake by three red oaks, the south 12 west 40 poles to a stake by two red oaks, the south 93 west 58 poles to a stake by 2 pines and a red oak, then north ten west 125 poles to a pine by two pines in his old line, then to the beginning. Chainbearers:  —-, —-

Deed R-16, Anson NC, 10 Mar 1815, reg. Mar 1815. JESSE BROOKS of Anson to JOHN BROOKS of Montgomery, being 100 acres on Rocky River joining the 150 acre tract formerly belonging to the said Jesse Brooks but now belonging to John Brooks. Wit: Jac. Austin, William Brooks.

64. Grant 4806 Anson NC, ent. 17 Mar 1784, sur. 27 May 1787, iss. 16 Nov 1790. Issued to WILLIAM BROOKS being 150 acres beginning at four hickories on the south bank of Rocky River and runs south 55 east 150 poles to a pine, then north 75 east 106 poles to an ash 2 black oak pointers on the bank of Rocky River, then north 35 west up the river to the lower end or pine Island, then to the north bank of the river, then with the river up opposite the beginning, then south 55 east 6 poles crossing to the first station including Pool’s improvement on a small island. Chainbearers: James Phillips, West Gurley.

Deed R-23, Anson NC, 26 Feb 1810, reg. Jul 1815. WILLIAM BROOKS SENR. of Montgomery County to JOHN BROOKS being 150 acres including Joshua Phillips Improvement. Wit. Jacob Austin, Bryan Austin.

65. Grant 5726 Anson NC, ent. 13 Apr 1797, sur. 15 Dec 1799, iss 14 Dec 1803. Being 80 acres of land on Rocky River issued to WILLIAM BROOKS beginning at John Lawhorn lower corner post oak by three black oaks and two pines and runs dow the river the various courses nine chains to a stake in his line, then with it east 40 chains to a post oak by two post oaks and one pine & black oak and pointers, then south 36 west 39 chaines to John Lawhorn’s corner stake by two white oaks and own line, then on said line north 43 west 33 chains and 75 links to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jesse Brooks, Will H. Davidson.

66. Grant 5376, Anson NC, ent. 10 Jan 1797, sur. —, iss. 7 Jun 1799. Issued to JOHN LAUHON, being 200 acres on Rocky River beginning at a black oak by hickory ad two pines and runs north 40 west 21 chains and 20 links to a black oak, then north 28 east 14 chains and eighty links to a pine, then north 15 west 11 chains and 25 links to a Spanish oak in the bank of the river, then down the river 20 chains to a post oak, then south 43 east 33 chains and 75 links to a pine, then south 55 east 50 chains to a stake, then to the beginning. Chainbearers: ——–, ———-

Deed L-139, Anson NC, JOHN LAUHORN to BRYAN AUSTIN being 100 acres. Witnesses Jacob Austin, Petr McIntyre.

Deed N-205, Anson NC, 28 Jan 1807, reg. Jan 1810. JOHN (x) LAUHORN to JACOB AUSTIN being 100 acres. Witnesses: Bryan Austin, William Austin.

Deed Q-24, Anson NC, 24 Aug 1816, JACOB AUSTIN to JOSHUA PHILLIPS, being part of a tract of 200 acres conveyed by John Lauhorn.

67. Grant 5816. Anson NC, ent. 24 Jan 1785, sur. 16 Dec 1799, iss. 14 Nov 1804. Issued to JACOB GREEN, being 100 acres on Rocky River and Reason’s Branch. Beginning at a white oak stump on the river bank his corner by a sycamore and runs thence down the various courses of the said river 10 ch to John Lauhorn’s corner Spanish oak, then on said corner line south 15 east 11 ch to a pine, then south 28 west 14.80 ch to a black oak John Lauhorn’s second corner, then on his first line south 40 east 11 ch to a black oak, then south 50 west 45 ch to a pine and in a small drain, then down the drain to Reason’s Branch, then with Reason’s Branch down to Jacob Green line, then with it to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jacob Green Senr, Jacob Green Junr.

68. Grant 5928, Anson NC, ent. 2 Feb 1808, sur. —, iss. 30 Nov 1810. Issued to JACOB AUSTIN, being 200 acres on Rocky River beginning at a rock between three pines said Austin’s corner and runs south 84 west 115 poles to a post oak Richard Austin’s corner, then south 65 west 14 poles to a post oak, then south 50 west 98 poles to a stake, then south 55 east 27 poles to a pine Lauhorn’s corner, then with his other line north 89 west 94 poles to a pine, then south 100 poles to a stake by two post oaks, then east 70 poles to a stake by two post oaks, then south 50 west 106 poles to a stake by two pines, then south 42 west 20 poles to a stake near a path, then north 70 east 100 poles to a stake, then south 3 east 40 poles to Jacob Austin’s corner pine, then with his line north 67 east 148 poles, then with his other line to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jonathan Austin.

69. Missing – deeded land

70. Grant 5933, Anson NC, ent. 15 Jan 1806, iss. 8 Dec 1810. Issued to JACOB AUSTIN, being 150 acres on the waters of Rocky River beginning at a stake between two black jacks and pine in Hayne’s path n Bryant Austin’s line and runs with his line south 85 west 15 chains to a stake by three pines in sad line, then south 12 west 15 chains to a stake by two red oaks and pine, then south 67 east 37 chains to William Austin’s, then north 20 west 12 chains to a stake, then north 7 west 24 chains, then north 55 west 7.5 chains to Bryant Austin’s line, then with his line south 9 east to his other line, then with that to the beginning. Chainbearers: William Austin, Bryant Austin.

71. Grant 0606, Anson NC, ent. 12 Oct 1812, iss.——. Entered by JACOB AUSTIN and never issued, being 200 acres joining his own and William Austin including the Muddy Spring. Beginning at a post oak and pine his 5th corner and runs east —-to a pine and red oak, then south 55 east 120 poles to 3 red oaks and stake, then south 10 west 86 poles to a pine and white oak, then south 25 east 40 poles to red oak and 2 pines, then south 65 west 58 poles to 2 pines and stake in Austin’s Branch, then south 14 poles to a stake, then west 120 poles to a sweet gum and black oak and stake, then north 16 west 130 to a pine his fifth corner of 150 acre tract, then north 15 east 100 to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jacob Green, Thomas Vann

72. Grant 6298, Anson NC, ent. 8 Mar 1816, iss. 19 Dec 1817. Issued to BRYAN A. AUSTIN, JR., being 300 acres joining Jno. Austin’s line on the headwaters of Austin Branch including near headwaters of Harrington’s branch. Beginning at a pine by two pines and hickory John Austin’s corner and runs with and beyond his line south 45 west 36.5 chains to a stake by three pines, then north 45 west 45 chains to a pine by two pines and post oak, then south 66 west 15 chains to a red oak by black jack and post oak, then south 5 east50 chains to a stake by two sweet gums, then south 35 east 20 chains to a red oak by two red oaks, then north 80 east 20 chains to a stake by red oak and black jack, then north 45 east 58 chains to a stake, then north 14 west 23 chains to the beginning Chainbearers: Jesse Austin, Bryan Austin Senr.

73. Grant 6252, Anson NC, ent. 15 Mar 1814, 17 Nov 1816, iss. 29 Nov 1816. Issued to JOHN (AUSTIN) AUSTON being 100 acres adjoining Leonard Musslewhite’s land and Austin’s Branch. Beginning at a post oak Musslewhite’s corner and runs with his line south 35 east 32.50 chains to a pine his corner, then south 45 west 30 chains to a pine one pine pointer, then north 35 west 35 chains to a stake two red oak pointers, then north 50 east 28 chains to the beginning. Chainbearers: Leonard Musslewhite, Jesse Austin. 

74. Grant 6685, Anson NC, ent. 4 Aug 1825, sur. 26 Jan 1827, iss. 29 Dec 1827. Issued to JOHN AUSTIN being 50 acres beginning at a pine his own and Bryant Austin’s corner and runs with Bryant Austin’s line south 14 east 26 chains to a stake by two pines and red oak and hickory, then north 76 east 18.25 chains to a black jack and three post oaks, then north 11 west 25.6 chains to a stake and three red oaks, then west 10 chains with his own line to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jesse Austin, Jonathan Austin. 

75. Grant 6765, Anson NC, ent. 8 Feb 1828, iss. 30 Nov 1829. Issued to JOHN AUSTIN, being 35 acres joining Leonard Musslewhite and his own land beginning at a black jack his corner in Hammond’s line three post oak pointers and runs with said line north 50 east 21 ch crossing the road to a pine then north 11 east 21 ch crossing the road to a pine then north 11 west 13.40 ch a red oak two red oak pointers, then south 89 west 18.50 ch to a stake in or near Musselwhite’s line, then south 11 east 26 h to and with his own line to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jesse Austin, Lawrence Traywick.

76. Grant 5908, Anson NC, ent. 27 Sep 1797, iss. 23 Dec 1808. Issued to LEONARD MUSSLEWHITE, being 200 acres on Austin’s Big Branch beginning at a post oak by a post oak and pine pointers and runs south 35 east 32 ch to a pine by two pines on the knoll of a hill, then north 65 east 10 ch to a stake by two pines an two black oaks, then north 85 east 43 ch to a black oak by two pines, then north 15 ch to a stake by a red oak and black jack in Gurley’s line, then with his line north 25 west 18.60 ch to his corner dead pine by three black jacks, then west 30 ch to a stake, then a direct course to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jesse Gurley, Needham Gurley.

Deed U-34, Anson NC, 25 Mar 1820, reg. Jan 1822. Leonard Musselwhite to John Austin, being the western portion of 200 acres issued to Leonard Musslewhite. Wit: Jesse Austin, Ransom Baucom.

Deed 10-334, Anson NC, 29 Jan 1841, reg. Oct 1841. Leonard Musslewhite to John Austin, being a 61/2 acre portion of the western portion of 200 acres issued to Leonard Musslewhite. Wit: Jesse Austin, Jonathan Austin

77. Grant 6716, Anson NC, ent.16 Mar 1827, iss. 26 Nov 1828. Issued to JOHN WHITE, being 100 acres joining Bryan Austin and others on Austin’s Branch beginning at a post oak his own and Musslewhite’s corner and runs south 56 west 12 chains to a stake three post oaks and dogwood, then north 3.5 chains to a stake, then north 55 east 8.5 to a pine, then north 9.5 to a post oak supposed to be in Jacob Austin’s line, then north 14 east 16 chains to a red oak, then east 32 chains to and with Austin’s line to his corner post oak one red oak and hickory, then south 22 west 20.4 chains to a red oak, then south 67.5 west 36 chains to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jackson Gurley, Jacob Thomas.

78. Grant 7126, Anson NC, ent. 13 Jun 1835, iss. 15 Dec 1837. Issued to BERREMAN TRAYWICK being 63 acres joining Leonard Musslewhite and John Nance lands on Raccoon Branch beginning at a stake three black jacks and post oak pointers Leonard Musslewhite’s corner and runs north 35 west 4 ch to a hickory by two hickories and post oak Jesse Austin’s corner, then with his other line north 68 east 11 ch to his corner stake in John Nance’s line, then with Nance’s line north 24 west 16.50 ch to his corner stake by three red oaks in Bryan Austin’s line, then with his line north 89 west 14.50 ch to his corner stake by a post oak and maple on the Raccoon Branch, then with his other line south 56 west 10.10 ch to his and Jonathan Austin’s corner post oak, then with J. Austin’s line south 23 west 20.30 ch to his corner stake by a pine and red oak, then with Musslewhite’s line to the beginning. Chainbearers: John Austin, B. A. Austin.

79. Grant 6472, Anson NC, ent. 8 Mar 1816, iss 26 Nov 1821. Issued to BRYAN AUSTIN JR., being 200 acres on the waters of Austin Branch and on the Raccoon Branch beginning at a pine tree pine pointers in Willis Gurley’s line and Bryan Austin Senr corner and runs with Gurley’s line south 88 east 24. 30 ch to a stake one Spanish oak and red oak pointers, then south 75 east 35.25 ch to a stake Gurley’s corner two post oaks and red oak pointers then south 25 ch crossing the Raccoon Branch to a stake three red oak pointers, then west 18.50 ch to a stake on the bank of a branch one maple and gum pointers then south 55 west 10 ch to a stake one red oak and post oak pointers, then west 30 ch to a stake supposed to be near Jacob Austin’s line, then north 20 west 14 ch to Bryan Austin Senr. corner stake, then with his line to the beginning. Chainbearers: John Phillips, Mariass Austin.

80. Grant 7127, Anson NC, ent. 23 Nov 1835, iss. 15 Dec 1837. Issued to JOHN A. NANCE, being 75 acres joining his own land on Rocky River beginning at a stake by two pines his own corner in Bryan Austin’s line and runs with Austin’s line north 2 east passing his corner 27.60 ch to a stake by a pine and red oak in Thomas’ line, then with said line south 79 east 20.70 ch to a pine and four post oaks, then north 81 east 31.25 ch to a pine Jacob Thomas’ corner then with his line north 41 east 11 ch to a pine and post oak his corner, then north 62 east 4.20 ch to a stake by two post oaks in his own line, then with his line south 17 east 9.75 ch to his corner, then south 66 west 14.70 ch to a post oak and red oak and white oak pointers, then south 25 east 1 chain to whte oak and red oak, then south 60 west to the beginning. Chainbearers: —mon Allen, Wiley Allen.

81. Grant 0608, Anson NC, ent. 8 Feb 1828, sur. 28 Jul 1829, iss. —-. Entered by JESSE AUSTIN but was never issued. Being 100 acres on Rocky River beginning at a stake Musslewhite’ corner two post oaks and two hickories and runs with his line south 56 west 1o chains to a post oak, then north 60 west 17 chains to a stake in Musslewhite’s other line hickory and white oak, then north 14 chains to his corner stake black jack and red oak, then north 25 west 30 chains to a corner dead pine and three black jacks, then north 65 east ten chains to a stake, then with Kan—- line south 25 east 12 chains to his corner pine, then with his other line north 65 east 21 chains to his own corner stake white oak and red oak, then with his line south 30 west 25 chains to his other corner stake post oak and maple, then with his other line south 60 east 20 chains to a pine his other corner, then south 20 chains to his corner hickory, then with Musslewhite’s line north 34 west 5.6 chains to the beginning. Chainbearers: Bareyman Traywick, Jonathan Austin.

82. Grant 6648, Anson NC, ent. 21 May 1825, iss. 8 Jan 1827. Issued to JOHN NANCE, being 250 acres joining Jesse Austin and Shipman Branch beginning at a stake Sasser’s corner and Austin’s corner two red oaks and post oak pointers and runs with Austin’s line south 63 west 22.50 ch to a stake tree red oaks and post oak pointers, then north 60 west 22.60 ch to Austin’s other corner stake and red oak and white oak pointers, then south 65 west 21.25 to a pine, then north 25 west 21 to a stake tree red oak pointers, then north 65 east 61 ch to a white oak one red oak and white oak pointers, the north 25 west one ch to a post oak, then north 65 east 22 ch to a stake, then south 25 east 16.25 to to a stake in Wyatt Nance’s line, then south 66 west 1.80 ch to his corner stake, then south 5.40 ch to his other corner stake, then south 51 west 6.40 ch to a post oak, then south 25 east 17 ch to a pine in Sasser’s line, then with said line to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jesse Austin, Rob’t Nance.

83. Grant 6520, Anson NC, ent. 15 Jan 1822, iss 21 Nov 1823. Issued to JESSE AUSTIN, being 50 acres joining his own land beginning at a pine his own corner one hickory and post oak pointers and runs north 60 west 20 to a stake in the edge of a small branch one post oak and maple pointers, then north 30 east 25 ch to a stake one red oak and white oak pointers, then south 60 east 20 ch to and with his line to the beginning. Chainbearers: Leonard Musselwhite, John Austin.

84. Grant 6665, Anson NC, ent. 10 Jan 1825, iss. 10 Feb 1827. Issued to SAMPSON HINSON being 100 acres joining his own land on Rocky River. Beginning at his corner stake one pine, hickory and black jack pointers and runs north 88 west 18 chains to a stake and four pines and white oak pointers, then south 15 chains to a stake two red oaks and pine pointers, then south 70 east 42 chains to a stake in Criscoe’s line, then with said line north 24 chains to his corner pine, then with his other line east 31.74 chains to his other corner stake, then north 5 chains to a stake in his own line, then with said line to the beginning. Chainbearers: David Kagle [Cagle], Charles Hinson.

85. Grant 4428, Anson NC, ent. —, iss. 14 Oct 1783. Issued to JOACIM HUNDON situated on the south side of Rocky River on the north west side of Richardson Creek beginning at a pine near his own improvement running south 127 poles to a stake between 3 black oaks and pine, then east 127 poles crossing the Bare branch to a stake between 4 pines, then north 127 poles to a stake, then west 127 poles sd. branch to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jo’m Hudson, Jess Griffin Burlyson.

Deed E-172, Anson NC, 16 Jan 1797, reg. 1797. Joachim Hudson to Wm. Matheny, situated on the south side of Rocky River on the north west side of Richardson Creek beginning at a pine running south 127 poles to a stake between 3 black oaks and pine, then east 127 poles crossing the Bare to a a stake between four pines, then north 127 poles to a stake, then west 127 poles sd. branch to the beginning. Wit: Solomon Boggan, Obediah Curlee

Deed N-120, Anson NC, 14 Jul 1809, rec. Jul 1809. William R. Picket late High Sheriff to John Culpepper, Esq. being 100 acres supposed to be the property of William Matheny containing 100 acres by original survey. Situated on the south side of Rocky River on the north west side of Richardson Creek beginning at a pine running south 127 poles to a stake between 3 black oaks and pine, then east 127 poles crossing the Bare to a a stake between 4 pines, then north 127 poles to a stake, then west 127 poles sd. branch to the beginning. Wit: D. Graham, Tod. Robinson.

Deed V-65, Anson NC, 31 Jul 1824, rec. Jan 1825. John Culpepper of Montgomery County to William Prisco (Crisco) of the state and county aforesaid. Being 100 acres by original survey. Wit: John Broadway, B. Benton.

Deed Z-214, Anson NC, 3 Aug 1833, reg. Jan 1836. James Bawcomb (Baucom) to Wyatt Nance, being 100 acres on Bear Branch. Wit: Ausborn Turner, R. D. Allen.

86. Missing parcel

87. Grant 6623, Anson NC, ent. 12 Jan 1826, iss. 14 Dec 1826. Issued to JOSEPH HENSON (HINSON). being 150 acres joining Wm. Chriscoe’s and Sampson Hinson’s land beginning at a dead pine, John White’s corner three pines and runs north 18 west 37.25 chains to a red oak two white oaks and two post oak pointers, then north 68 west 5 chains to a pine, then south 37 west 30 chains to a black jack two pine pointers, then south 39.20 chains to a pine Sampson Hinson’s corner, then south 35 west 12 chains to a stake Chriscoe’s line, then with said line south one east 18 chains to a stake, then north 73 east 44 chains to a stake in White’s line, then with said line to the beginning. Chainbearers: John White, William Hinson.

88. Grant 6676, Anson NC, ent. 22 Mar 1826, iss. 28 Dec 1827. Issued to CHARLES HINSON, being 200 acres joining William Crescow (Chriscoe), Wyatt Nance and Joshua Hudson lands beginning at a pine Joseph Hinson’s corner in Crescow’s line and runs with said line south 16 ch to Crescow’s corner stake amongst pines, then with his other line west 21.80 ch to a stake by two pines hickory and post oak pointers, then south 12 east 80 ch with Wyatt Nance’s line to a stake, then east 17 ch to a stake in or near Hudson’s land, then north 27 west 25 ch to a red oak Morris corner, then with his line north 1 east 27.50 ch to his corner hickory, then north 85 east 1.50 ch to Curlee’s corner one hickory and two post oak pointers, then with Curlee’s line north 10 east 36 ch to his corner red oak, then with his other line south 85 east 31 ch to his other corner stake in White’s line, then with his line north 6 east 24 ch to Joseph Hinson’s corner stake, then with his line south 73 west 44 chains to the beginning. Chainbearers: Noah Sassor, Jefferson Hill [Hall?].

89. Grant 6590, Anson NC, 13 Jan 1824, 13 Jan 1825. Issued to WYATT NANCE, being 350 acres adjoining Jacob Gurley and his own lines on the waters of Richardson Creek beginning at a pine in Sassor’s second line formerly Gurley’s line two pines and red oak pointers and runs north 25 west 17 ch to a post oak, then north 51 east 6.40 ch to a pine, then north 5.40 ch to a stake by three red oak pointers, then north 65 east 25.70 ch to a stake and three black jack pointers, then south 65 east 47 ch to a post oak by four post oak pointers, then the south 12 east 70 ch to a stake, then south 33 west 33 ch to a wild cherry tree near Jacob Gurley’s line, then north 12 west 13 ch to a red oak, then north 42 west 12 h to a hickory Sassor’s corner, then with his line north 25 west 60 ch to his other corner stake near the Old Fish Road, then with his other line south 65 west 27 ch to the beginning. Chainbearers: Rob’t Nance, Harbert Nance.

90. Grant 6715, Anson NC, ent. 10 Jan 1826, iss. 26 Nov 1828. Issued to WYATT NANCE, being 80 acres joining William Seagley and his own lands on Bear Branch of Richardson Creek beginning at a white oak on the bank of Bear Branch his own corner two white oak pointers and runs north 6 west 34 ch to four post oak pointers, then south 60 west 13 ch to a stake one gum and post oak pointers, then south 33 west 33 h with his line to a cherry tree his corner on Seagler’s corner, then with Seagler’s line south 30 west 13.25 ch to Seagler’s other corner stake, then with his other line south 3 east 14 ch to his own corner stake two pine pointers, then with his other line north 50 east 49 ch to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jos. Spear, Harbard Nance.

91. Grant 6635, Anson NC, ent. 13 Apr 1824, iss. 14 Dec 1826. Issued to JAMES AUSTIN, being 200 acres joining his own and Morris’ land on Long Branch of Richardson Creek beginning at a stake and three black oak pointers William Seagle’s corner and runs north 38 east 6.50 to a wild cherry tree, then north 12 west 13.50 ch to a hickory, then north 16 to a black oak, then north 42 west 12 ch to a hickory Morris’ corner, then south 65 west 80 ch to a stake five post oaks and red oak pointers, then south 60 east 40 ch to a post oak in Seagley’s line, then with said line north 48 east 34 ch to his corner stake four black oak pointers, then with his other line north 88 east 10.70 to a stake, then with his other line south 34 east 15.50 ch to the beginning. Chainbearers: Deberry Austin, James Austin Jr.

92. Grant 6614, Anson NC, ent. 18 Mar 1825, iss. 9 Sep 1826. Issued to BRYANT A. AUSTIN, being 400 acres joining lands formerly William Morris and William Sharp on the Cedar Branch beginning at a pine in James Austin’s line and runs south 72 21 c to Sharp’s corner state three post oak pointers, then with his line north 35 west 50.60 ch to his other corner stake and four post oak pointers, then with his other line south 75 west 30.70 ch to Sharp’s other corner state and two pine pointers, then north 6 west 11.75 ch to Musslewhite’s corner post oak, then with his line north 58 east 46.50 ch to his corner red oak, then with Musslewhite’s other line north 34 west 17.60 to Jesse Austin’s corner hickory, then with his line south 55 east 20 ch to a stake two red oaks and post oak pointers, then north 32 east 40 ch to a pine, then south 25 east 33.50 ch to a stake by two pines and post oak, then south 65 west 28 ch to a stake by four post oaks, then south 60 east 40 ch to a post oak in Seagle’s line, then south 48 west 2.20 ch to Jas Austin’s corner, then with his line to the beginning. Chainbearers: Blankston Mullis, Charles Austin.

93. Grant 5643, Anson NC, ent. 23 Jan 1797, iss. 23 Nov 1801. Issued to WILLIAM GURLEY, being 200 acres on the Bear Branch and Shipman’s Branch beginning at a hickory with an ash, gum and white oak pointers in the said branch and runs up the branch north 25 west 55 ch to a hickory, then south 65 36.50 ch to a stake two red oaks and white oak pointers, then south 25 east 55 ch to a post oak, then north 65 east 36.50 ch to the beginning. Chainbearers: Leonard Musslewhite, Willis Gurley.

Deed S-152, Anson NC, 11 Oct 1818, reg. Jul 1818. Benjamin Thomas Junr to William Morris, being part of 200 acres of land granted to William Gurley by his Excellency Benjamin Williams 23 Nov 1801 and adjoining Drury Austin’s land part of the same tract. Wit: Anias Thomas, Jas. Morris.

94. Grant 6670, Anson NC, ent 19 Sep 1820, iss. 16 Jul 1827. Issued to JAMES AUSTIN Sr., “joining Bryan Austin’s, Jesse Austin’s, and widow Sasser’s on the Cedar Branch,” being 35 acres joining his own land on Richardson Creek beginning at a stake Sasser’s corner formerly Morris’ corner two pines and post oak pointers and runs with his own line south 65 west 0.80 ch to Bryant Austin’s corner stake two pines and post oak pointers, then with his line north 25 west 34 ch to a pine in Jesse Austin’s line, then with said line north 32 east 11 ch to a stake in Sassor’s line three pine pointers then with said line to the beginning. Chainbearers: William Seglar, Aaron Austin.

95. Grant 6377, Anson NC, ent. 11 Aug 1818, iss. 17 Dec 1819. Issued to JESSE AUSTIN, being 150 acres adjoining William Morris lands on both sides of Shipman’s Branch, beginning at a pine standing near the old Fish Road two pines and post oak pointers in Morris’ line and runs with said line north 25 west 13.50 to a stake said Morris’ corner two red oaks and post oak pointers, then south 63 west 28.20 ch to a hickory on Morris’ line one post oak and white oak pointers on the bank of Shipman’s Branch, then south 55 east 20 ch to a stake two red oaks and post oak pointers, then north 32 east 51 to a stake in Morris’ line four pine pointers, then with said line to the beginning. Chainbearers: John Austin, Leonard Musslewhite.

96. Grant 5069, Anson NC, ent. 02 Apr 1784, iss. 9 Jul 1794. Issued to RCHARD AUSTIN being 100 acres on the north side of Richardson Creek transferred to Richard Austin. Beginning at a post oak on the west side of the overcup pond and north of Richardson Creek and runs north 56 east 180 poles to an oak, then north 34 west 90 poles to a stake, then south 56 west 180 poles, then south 34 east 90 poles to the beginning. Chainbearers: Michael Austin, Peter Austin.

Deed V-17 Anson NC, 17 Apr 1824, rec. Oct 1824. Joseph L. Orr of Mecklenburg to Leonard Musselwhite formerly the lands of Richard Austin. Wit: Ezekiel Thomas, Silas Orr.

97. Grant 7128, Anson NC, ent. 23 Dec 1835, iss. 15 Dec.1837. Issued to LEONARD MUSSLEWHITE being 44 acres joining his own land on the waters of Rocky River beginning at his own corner three pines and runs with his line north 59.5 east 37.30 ch to Jesse Austin’s corner post oak and pine pointer, then with Austin’s line north 57 west 17 to a stake by a white oak and hickory, then south 1.28 ch to his own corner black jack and pine pointers, then with his own line south 85 west 15 ch to a stake, then south 11 east 13.40 to John Austin’s corner pine, then south 50 west 12 to a stake, then to the beginning. Chainbearers: B. A. Austin, John Austin

98. Grant 6300, Anson NC, ent. 9 Apr 1816, iss. 19 Dec 1817. Issued to EDWARD VANN, being 75 acres on the waters of Richardson Creek beginning at a post oak in Benjamin Thomas’ line with a red oak and black jack pointers and runs north 30 west 12 ch to a post oak William Morris’ corner, and runs with his line north 49 west 25 ch to a red oak with a pine and black jack pointers, then south 48 west 11 ch to a hickory with a black jack and post oak, then south 35 east 15.50 ch to a hickory with a post oak and hickory pointers, then south 25 east 20 ch to Solomon Stegall’s corner, then with his line east 12 ch to Benjamin Thomas’ line, then with his line to the beginning. Chainbearers: Thomas Vann Junr, Richard Smith.

Deed U-212, Anson NC, Andrew Polk, Late Sheriff to William Hammond.

99. Grant 5371, Anson NC, ent. 11 Aug 1797, sur. 10 Jan 1798, iss 07 Jun 1799. Issued to SOLOMON STEGALL being 150 acres beginning at his corner hickory by a pine and black jack and post oak and runs north 25 chains to a stake by a hickory and pine near Hinson’s line, then east 27.5 chains to a stake by two black jacks one post oak, then north 10 chains to a stake by two pines and tree post oaks, then east 22 chains to a black jack, then south 35 chains to a stake in his own line, then a direct course to the first station. Chainbearers: Henry Marshall, Absolem Stegall. 

100. Grant 5367, Anson NC, ent. 23 Jan 1797, iss. 7 Jun 1799. Issued to SOLOMON STEGALL, being 150 acres on the west side of Richardson Creek beginning at a red oak among three pines and runs west 48 ch to a hickory with two post oak pointers, then south 32 ch in or near Rebecca Harrington’s line, then east 48 ch to a stake, then north 32 ch to the beginning. Chainbearers: John Harrington, Stephen Pool

101. Grant 6965, Anson NC, ent. 14 Jan 1834, sur. 20 Jan 1835, iss. 20 Apr 1835. Issued to EMORY SHARP, being 128 acres on Richardson Creek adjoining the lands of Daniel Smith and Ransom Baucom beginning at a hickory his own corner and runs south 44.3 chains passing his other corner to a stake by a pine and two post oaks in Daniel Smith’s line, then north 60 west 46.5 chains to a post oak Smith’s and Baucom’s corner, then north 31 east 19.1 chains, to a stake by red oak and small post oak in Bryan Austin’s line, then north 82 east 6.65 chains to his corner stake by three post oaks, then north 55 east 29 chains to a stake by three post oaks a black oak, gum, and dogwood in a hollow, then south 13.75 chains to the beginning. Chainbearers: Daniel Smith, Ezekiel Thomas.

102. Grant 0597, Anson NC, ent. 7 Dec 1827, (patent not recorded). Entered by WILLIE GRIFFIN but never issued, being 132 acres on the north side of Richardson Creek joining John Coburn and the lands formerly belonging to Solomon Stegall and Rebecca Harrington beginning at a stake Daniel Smith’s Coburn’s corner two red oaks and post oak pointers and runs with the said line south 60 east 52.60 ch to a stake by 3 post oaks, then north 15.70 ch to a stake in his own line two red oak pointers, then west 6.70 ch to his corner post oak, then with his other line north 45 ch to a red oak two post oak and black gum pointers, then south 55 west 50 ch to to a red oak, then south 20 east 6 ch to the beginning. Chainbearers: Daniel Smith, Jesse Coburn.

103. Grant 5272, Anson NC, ent. 11 Aug 1796, iss. 9 Mar 1799. Issued to REBECCA HARRINGTON, being 200 acres beginning at a pine among three pines in her own line and runs north 60 west 63.50 ch to a red oak, then north 30 east 31.75 ch to a stake two post oaks and red oak pointers, then south 60 east 63.50 ch to a stake, then south 30 west 31.75 ch to the beginning. Chainbearers: Solomon Stegall, Charles Hinson.

Deed N-165, Anson NC, 8 Jul 1809, reg. Jul 1809. William Lehorn of Mecklenburg to John Lanier of Anson being 200 acres lying near the big branch …a tract of land taken up by Rebecca Harington. Wit: Thomas Vann Senr, John (x) Taylor.

104. Grant 5391, Anson NC, ent. 16 Jan 1797, iss. 26 Jul 1799. Issued to JNO. COBURN, being 400 acres on his lower corner on Richardson Creek and on Medling Branch beginning on his lower corner pine and post oak and runs north 15 east 15.5 chains to a red oak in Rebekkah Harrington line, then west 8 chains, then south 60 west 36 chains to Rebekkah Harrington’s corner, then north 30 east 26.5 chains to her corner post oak, then north 46 west 15 chains to a pine, then south 70 west 20 chains to a pine, then south 79 west 40 chains to a pine, then south 11 east 43 chains to a pine by a pine by a pine on the south prong of Medlings branch, then south 23 east 11 chains to a scaly barked hickory, then down the branch with the various courses 18.5 chains to a hickory by two hickories, then north 63 east 17.5 chains to a stake, then south 85 east 35 chains to said Coburn’s line, then with it to the first station. Chainbearers:

105. Grant 4876, Anson NC, ent. 17 Mar 1787, sur. 5 May 1789, iss. 16 Nov 1790. Issued to CHARLES COOK, being 150 acres on the west side of Richardson Creek running south 47 west 80 poles to a post oak, then north 85 west 140 poles crossing Richardson Creek to a white oak, then south 44 poles up said creek to a white oak and willow oak, then south 50 east 100 poles to a stake, then north 73 east 130 poles to a stake, then north 79 west to the beginning. Chainbearers: Wm. Stewart, George Ford.

Deed D-168, Anson NC, 12 Mar 1796, rec. Apr 1796. Charles Cook Senr to John Coburn, being 100 acres of land beginning at a red oak on the north side of Richardson Creek and running south 47 east 80 poles to a post oak, then with said line to Richardson Creek, then down the said creek to the beginning. Wit: William Morton, Jordan (x) Jones.

Deed G-196, Anson NC, 10 Jun 1797, rec. Jul 1800. Charles Cook to Solomon Mullis being 50 acres, a tract of 50 acres joining Solomon Mullis on the south side of Richardson Creek beginning on the said creek at a white oak running then up said creek to Solomon Mullis’ line, then along said Mullis’ line to a stake then round the line that was run by Charles Cook containing all of the land south of the creek. Wit: Frances (x) Coburn, Lydia (x) Coburn, John (x) Cobb.

106. Grant 6214, Anson NC, ent. 14 Apr 1814, iss. 6 Dec 1815. Issued to THOMAS VANN SENR, being 65 acres adjoining his own on the north side of Richardson Creek beginning at a pine by two post oaks and a red oak in James Coburn’s line and runs with said line north 45 west 37 poles to a stake by two post oaks and red oak, then north 48 east 78 poles to a stake in Lanier, then with the said line south 65 east 125 poles to his old line, then with said line, south 5.50 poles to a white oak on said creek, then to the beginning. Chainbearers: Dempsey Vann, Edward Vann.

107. Grant 4810, Anson NC, ent. 16 Mar 1787, iss. 16 Nov 1790. Issued to CHARLES HARRINGTON, being 70 acres beginning at a post oak corner of the land he lives on Richardson Creek on Robinson’s Branch beginning at a post oak a corner of the land he lives on and runs with his lines south 5 west 85 poles, then south 20 west 30 poles, then south 60 west 40, then 5 east 60 poles, then north 20 west 170 poles to a stake, then north 71 east 111 poles to the beginning. Chainbearers: Charles Harrington, John Humphrey.

108. Deed H-231, Anson NC, 5 Apr 1784, rec. Jul 1786. John Robins of Montgomery NC to Charles Harrington, being 100 acres on the north side of Richardson Creek beginning at a white oak on the creek side running thence north 68 west 80 poles to white oak, then south 5 west 85 poles to a pine, then south 20 west 30 poles white oak,, then south 60 west 40 poles to a black oak, then south 80 east 60 poles to the bank of said creek, then down the creek to beginning. Wit: James Hudson, Benjamin Thomas, Jesse Gilbert.

109. Grant 5782, Anson NC, ent. 27 Oct 1800, iss. 27 Nov 1805. Issued to EZEKIEL THOMAS, being 243 acres on the north west side of Richardson Creek beginning at a stake by 2 post oaks and two red oaks Harrington’s corner of his 70 acre survey and runs with his line north 70 east 32.20 chains to a post oak the corner of his old survey, then with it south 85 east 23 chains to a white oak the beginning of said survey on the Richardson Creek, then down the creek 10 chains to a sweet gum on the bank of the creek to Thomas’ line then north 26 east 12.50 chains to a pine, then north 61 west 1.50 chains to a post oak Thomas’ corner, then with his line north 66 west 33.20 chains to a stake by two red oaks and two pines, then with his line north 10 (24) east 13.30 to a pine, then north 60 west 5 ch to Stegall’s line, then with his line west 40 ch to his corner, then with Vann lines to the beginning. Chainbearers: Edward Vann, Jacob Austin.

Deed M-378, Anson NC, 7 Jan 1809, reg. Jan 1809. Ezekiel Thomas (planter) to Lazarus Vann, being 243 acres the same land originally issued to Ezekiel Thomas via Grant 5782. Wit: Bryan Vann, John Lanier.

Deed U-212, Anson NC, Andrew Polk, Late Sheriff to William Hammond, being 207 acres, one of two tracts making up 299 acres on the north side of Richardson Creek. Wit: Allen Carpenter.

Deed X-506, Anson NC, 25 Feb 1830. William Sharp to John Sharp, being 223 acres on the north side of Richardson Creek beginning at a stake Jonathan Thomas’ corner one dogwood and white oak pointers and runs north 65 west 30.70 ch to a small hickory and two pine pointers, then north 24 east 55.80 ch to a stake two pines and post oak pointers, then north 75 east 31 ch to a stake 3 post oak pointers, then north 35 east 24 ch to James Sharp’s corner red oak, then with his line south 58 west 30 ch to his other corner pine, then with Thomas line south 58 west 16.80 ch to his corner post oak, then with his other line south 34 west 22.50 ch to the beginning. Wit: Daniel Smith, John Cook.

Deed X-498, Anson NC, 24 Sep 1829, reg. Apr 1831. Wm. Sharp to James Sharp, being 65 acres beginning at a red oak Thomas’ corner and runs with Jonathan Thomas’ line north 58 east 50 links to a dogwood, then with Thomas’ other line north 32 west 20 h to a pine his other corner, then north 59 east 30 ch to a small red oak in the back line 2 post oaks and a pine pointer, then south 35 east 21 ch to the old corner stake post oak pointers, then south 55 west 31.70 to a stake in Thomas’ old line, then with said line north 32 west 1.40 ch to the beginning. Wit: Allen Carpenter, Jonathan (x) Thomas.

Deed U-195, Anson NC, 14 March 1821, rec. Jan 1823. John Smith to Daniel Smith, being four tracts on Richardson Creek where whereon D. Smith now lives. Of these tracts, the first tract is the same land asDeed H-231 above. Wit: J. Cuthbertson, William Smith.

109A. Grant 5820, Anson NC, ent. 22 Dec 1800, iss. 27 Nov 1804. Issued to RICHMOND CROSSELL being 100 acres on the west side of Richardson Creek beginning at a white oak on the bank of the said creek, Charles Harrington’s corner and runs down the said creek 5.80 ch to a post oak standing in the mouth of a hollow, then up the said hollow north 41 east 10 ch to two hickories and post oak, then north 35 west 20 ch to a corner Stegall’s line, then north 68 west 25 ch to a stake, then south 23 west 38 ch to a stake in Harrington’s line, then with said line north 71 east 20 ch to his corner post oak, then with his other line a direct course to the beginning. Chainbearers: Daniel Cockburn, Elijah Cockburn.

110. Grant 4324, Anson NC, ent. —, iss. 4 Oct 1783. Issued to GIDEON GREEN, being 150 acres on the south side of Rocky River on both sides of Richardson Creek beginning at a red oak on the north west side of said creek and runs up the walnut tree branch north 30 west 110 poles to a hickory, then south 58 west 219 poles crossing of said creek to a hickory on the mouth of said creek, then south 32 east 110 poles to a stake, then north 58 east 219 poles crossing the said creek to the beginning. Chainbearers: Salathiel Clifton, Benj’n Thomas.

Deed H-214, Anson NC, 26 Oct 1785, rec. Jul 1786. Gideon (x) Green to Benjamin Thomas, being 150 acres on both sides of Richardson Creek. Wit: William Gurley, Charles Harrington.

111. Grant 6204, Anson NC, ent. 13 Apr 1813, iss. 29 Nov 1815. Issued to BENJAMIN THOMAS JR., being 300 acres beg. at a stake by two pines and a red oak in Benjamin Thomas Senr line and runs north 55 west 23 poles to Vann’s corner pine, then with his line north 73 west 120 poles to his corner stake by two pines, then north 25 east 224 poles to a stake by two pines and a post oak, then north 75 east 120 poles to a stake by three post oaks, then south 35 east 180 poles to a stake by three post oaks, then to the beginning. Chainbearers: Benjamin Thomas, Jonathan Thomas.

Deed W-168, Anson NC, 7 Jan 1823, reg. Jan 1828. Benjamin Thomas to William Sharp, being 280 acres, being the same metes and bounds as for land issued to Benjamin Thomas Jr. via Grant 6204. Wit: Jesse Austin, Jonathan (x) Thomas.

Deed X-506, Anson NC, 25 Feb 1830, rec. Apr 1831. William Sharp to John Sharp, being 223 acres joining Jonathan Thomas and making up the northern portion of grant 6204. Wit: Daniel Smith, John Cook.

Deed X-498, Anson NC, 24 Sep 1828, rec. Apr 1831. William Sharp to James Sharp, being 65 acres joining Thomas lands. Wit: Allen Carpenter, Jonathan (X) Thomas.

112. Grant 6697, Anson NC, 21 Nov 1815, 23 Feb 1828. Issued to EZEKIEL THOMAS, being 50 acres adjoining Richardson Creek and Benjamin Thomas’ lands beginning at a black gum on the bank of Richardson Creek in Benjamin Thomas’ old line near his corner and runs north 23 west 28 ch to Thomas’ corner black oak in the fork of the Walnut Branch, then north 60 east 28 ch to a post oak one hickory and dogwood pointers, then south 5 west 29 ch to a hickory, then south 33 east 4 ch to a hickory, then south 18 west 12.50 to a cedar tree on the bank of Richardson Creek, then up the various courses of the creek to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jonathan Thomas, James Sharp.

113. Grant 6766, Anson NC, ent. 14 Jan 1829, iss. 30 Nov 1829. Issued to EZEKIEL THOMAS, being 8.5 acres joining Benjamin Gurley on the north side of Richardson Creek beginning at a cedar on the bank of Richardson Creek Benj. Gurley’s corner three spruce pine pointers and runs with Gurley’s line north 20 east 15 ch toa stake, then with his other line north 22 ch to Sharp’s corner stake by three post oaks, then south 5 west 19.70 ch to his own corner hickory, then south 18 west 12.50 ch to his corner cedar on the bank of the creek, then to the beginning. Chainbearers: James Sharp, Benjamin Gurley.

114. Grant 7174, Anson NC, ent. 1 Apr 1837, 23 Apr 1839. Issued to JAMES SHARP, being 20 acres on Richardson Creek adjoining his own lands and Ezekiel Thomas’ land beginning at a pine the third corner of a 55 acres survey granted to Jacob Gurley and runs with said Gurley line north 40 east 33 ch to Frederick Staton’s corner post oak pine and two post oak pointers, then with his other line south 73 west 23 ch to his corner stake two post oaks and pine pointers, then south 36 east 2.50 ch to a stake in Ezekiel Thomas’ line then with said line south 17 chains to the beginning. Chainbearers: Daniel Gurley, Jonathan Thomas.

115. Grant 5168, Anson NC, ent. 7 Jul 1795, iss. 10 Jul 1797. Issued to JACOB GURLEY, being 55 acres on the north side of Richardson Creek beginning at a red oak with two post oak pointers and runs north 20 west 10 ch to a red oak, then south 40 west 20 ch to a pine, then south 20 west 29.50 ch to a red oak on said creek, then east 10 ch down the creek to a stake in his old line, then (north 27 east 40) to the beginning. Chainbearers: John Gurley, Ezekiel Thomas.

116. Grant 4685, Anson NC, ent.—, iss. 29 Jun 1787. Issued to THOMAS CLARK, being 100 acres on both sides of Richardson Creek beginning at a red oak on the south side said creek running south 62 east 127 poles to a pine, then north 28 east crossing the creek 127 poles to a pine, then north 62 west 127 poles to a white oak, then south 28 west crossing said creek 127 poles to the first station. Which said tract was sold at public vendue pursuant to an act of our General Assembly entitled an act directing the sale of confiscated property as the estate of Henry Eustace McCullock to hold unto the said Thomas his heirs and assigns forever dated the 29th day of June 1787. Chainbearers:

Deed C2-483, Anson NC, 24 May 1888, reg. Apr 1791. Thomas Clark to Jacob Gurley, being 100 acres, the same confiscated land via Grant 4685 issued to Thomas Clark. Test. Jesse Gilbert, Wm. Gurley.

117. Grant 5835, Anson NC, ent. 18 Jan 1798, 5 Dec 1804. Issued to JACOB GURLEY, being 200 acres on the spring branch beginning at an ash by a willow oak black oak and hickory and runs north 20 west 15 ch to a ash, then north 58 east 5.50 ch to Michael Austin’s corner pine, then north 48 east 8.50 ch , then north 3 east 13 ch to a pine, north 27 east 12 ch to a pine, then north 35 west 10.50 to a stake by three black oaks, then south 48 west 36 ch to a stake, then south 11 west 40 ch to a stake, then to the beginning. Chainbearers: John Robbins, Benj Austin.

Deed Y-102, Anson NC, 8 Jan 1831, reg Jan 1832. William and Susannah Seagley to Wyatt Nance, being 100 acres. Wit: Berry Austin, John Rushing. Ordered that Thomas Griffin Esq and John Broadway take the private emanation of Susanna Seagley.

118. Grant 5881, Anson NC, ent. 18 Apr 1800, iss. 11 Nov 1807. Issued to JACOB GURLEY, being 120 acres on the north side of Richardson Creek beginning at an oak standing in a branch said Gurley’s corner and runs north 20 west 15 ch to an ash, then with his other line north 58 east 5.50 to James Austin’s corner pine, then with his line south 18 east 38 ch to said Austin’s old line then along said line west 12.50 ch to his corner of his 50 acre survey, then with his line south eleven.50 to the bank of Richardson’s creek, then up the various courses of the creek opposite a stake and three pines, then north 27 east 15 ch to a post oak, then north 70 west 2 ch, then north 82 east 35.50 ch to the beginning. Chainbearers: James Austin, John Gurley.

119. Grant 4404, Anson NC, ent. 20 Nov 1778, iss. 14 Oct 1783. Issued to THOMAS GILBERT being 50 acres on the north west side of Richardson Creek beginning at a post oak near Thomas Lacy’s upper line and runs west 90 poles to a stake between two pines and a black oak, then south 56 poles to a hickory standing on the bank of said creek, then down the various courses of the said creek 134 poles to a stake, then north 90 poles to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jo’m Hudson, Tho’s Gilbert.

Deed C2-193, Anson NC, 15 Oct 1785, reg. Jul 1793. Thomas and Edie Gilbert to Michael Austin, being 50 acres on the north side or Richardson Creek being a grant which was assigned to Thomas Gilbert bearing the date 14 Oct 1783. beginning at a post oak near Thomas Lacy’s upper line and runs west 90 poles to a stake between two pines and a black oak, then south 46 poles to a hickory standing on the bank of said creek, then own the various courses of the said creek 134 poles to a stake, then north 90 poles to the beginning. Wit: William Steward, Chas. Harrington.

Deed U-146 Anson NC, 20 Apr 1801, reg. Oct 1822. Michael Austin to James Austin, dec’d, being 150 acres which by metes and bounds includes grant 4404. Test. James Harrington, Rich’d Austin.

120. Grant 5138, Anson NC, ent. 10 Jul 1794, iss. 10 Jul 1797. Issued to MICHAEL AUSTIN, being 200 acres on the north side of Richardson Creek beginning at a white oak on the bank of the creek at the mouth of the Bear Branch and runs south 58 west 60 ch to a pine with two black oak pointers, then south 18 east 35 ch to a stake in his old line, then with said line north 58 east 50 ch to a stake on or near Lacy’s line, then with said line north 50 west 5 ch to a stake, then north 40 east 33 ch to a stake on the creek bank, then the various courses of the creek to the beginning. Chainbearers: Jacob Gurley, John Robbins.

Deed F-112, Anson NC, 18 Feb 1799, reg. Apr 1799. Michael Austin to Jesse Lacy, being 150 acres, the western portion of Grant 5138. Wit: Stephen Lacy, Griffith Lacy.

Deed U-146, Anson NC, 20 Apr 1801, reg Oct 1822. Michael Austin to James Austin (Dec’d) planter being 150 acres on the north side of Richardson Creek. Note there is significant differences in the metes and bounds though it includes several lines from Grant 5138 originally issued to Michael Austin. Test: James Harrington, Rich’d Austin.

121. Grant 5497, Anson NC, ent. 19 Oct 1798, iss. 14 Nov 1800. Issued to JESSEY LACY, being 30 acres on the north west side of Richardson Creek, beginning at a gum on the banks of said creek the third corner of his old survey and runs with his second line reverse south 50 west 31.63 ch to his corner stake, then with his other line south 40 east 6 to a stake corner of his 50 acres survey, then with said line south 50 west 8 ch to a stake, then north 50 west 11 ch to and with Michael Austin’s line to his corner, then with his line north 40 east 39 ch to a stake on the creek bank, then up the creek to the beginning. Chainbearers: Thomas Lacy, James Hobbs??

122. Grant 7067, Anson NC, ent. 13 Sep 1837, iss. 19 Feb 1838. Issued to BRYANT A. AUSTIN, being 44 acres joining Jas. Austin and Wyatt Nance’s land on Richardson Creek beginning at a stale one post oak and dogwood and gum pointers Nance’s corner and runs with his line north 58 east 20.50 ch to his other corner stake two post oaks and dogwood pointers, then with his other line south 50 50 east 6.80 ch to a stake one read oak pine and white oak pointers, then with his other line south 50 west 13.20 to his corner stake one red oak and three dogwood pointers, then south 40 east 18 ch crossing Richardson Creek to a sweet gum, then up the various courses of the said creek the south side thereof at high water mark 52 ch to a stake, then north 27 ch crossing said creek and with James Austin’s line to his corner post oak, then with his other line to the beginning. Chainbearers: Frederick Staton, Blankston Mullis.

123. Grant 4734, Anson NC, ent. 20 Oct 1783, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to THOMAS LACY, being 50 acres on the east side of Richardson Creek beginning at a white oak by a white oak then beginning of his 100 acre survey to the said creek and runs north 40 west 100 poles crossing with his old line to a stake, then south 50 west 80 poles up the creek to a stake, then south 40 east 100 poles crossing the creek to a stake, then north 50 east 80 poles down to the first station. Chainbearers: Thomas Lacy, Thomas Lacy Junr.

124. Grant 6442, Anson NC, ent. 13 Apr 1819, iss. 25 Nov 1822. Issued to MARINER CURLEE being 100 acres adjoining Joakum Hudson land on Richardson Creek beginning at a post oak and three pine pointers Hudson’s corner and runs 5 west 31.75 ch to a stake three post oaks and dogwood and hickory pointers, then south 84 east 28.25 ch to a stake in Hudson’s line two post oaks and red oak pointers, then with said line to the beginning. Chainbearers: Charles Hinson, William Curlee.

125. Grant 6637, Anson NC, ent. 10 Dec 1825, iss. 14 Dec 1826. Issued to SPEAR MOORE, being 20 acres joining the lands of Asa Baucombs (Baucom) and his own lands on Richardson Creek. Beginning at a stake Joshua Hudson’s corner two red oak pointers and runs with his line south 71 west 22 chains to a red oak, then north 1 east 27.5 chains to a hic, then south 85 east 34 chains passing his corner, then with Hudson’s line to the beginning. Chainbearers: Readick Moore, Asa Baucom.

126. Grant 6847, Anson NC, ent. 27 Nov 1830, iss. 12 Dec 1831. Issued to JOHN WHITE being 50 acres joining Joakum Hudson’s old lines and his own land on the north side of Richardson Creek beginning at his corner post oak one gum and black jack pointers and runs with his line south 18 east 16.50 ch to his corner pine three pine pointers, then north 38 east 14.30 ch to his other corner post oak, then south 70 east 28 ch to a red oak in Curlee’s line, then with said line north seventy west 26 ch to a stake two pines and dogwood pointers, then south 72 west 33 ch to the beginning. Chainbearers: Joseph Spear, Joseph Cagle.
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SOUTH OF ROCKY RIVER AND WEST OF HWY 601

Key Map and Legal Descriptions of Grants and Conveyences
in Mecklenburg / Cabarrus Counties

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Located south of Rocky River, west of Hwy 601, and north of Hwy 24/27

1. Grant 3122, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 9 Aug 1779, sur. 8 Mar 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to WILLIAM WADDINGTON, being 50 acres of land on the south side of Rocky River. The metes and bounds are: from a Beach (at the bank of said river) south 47 east 30 to two b. o. (Robert Davis’s beginning corner of a new survey), (with his line) north 80 east 59 to large pine (Davis’s other corner), (with his other line) south 50 east 60 to b. j. (on said line, (with his and James Love’s conditional line) north 26 east 40 to w. o. sapling, north 12 west 36 to b. o. sapling, north 53 west 9 to r. o. sapling (his own old corner on the bank of a small branch ) with or near his own line) north 77 west 111 to stake, then to begin. CC: William McAnulty, Charles McKindley.

2. Grant 3598, Mecklenburg NC, ent. Jan 17 1785, sur. 3 Apr 1786, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to ARCHIBALD MCCURDY, being 7 acres on the south side of Rocky River. As written in the survey warrant, this small tract “joined the land he bought of James Love joining Samuel Waddington’s land including vacant land between the plantations.” The metes and bounds are: from a big w. o. (by the turn hole and his own old corner), (up the river) north 88 west 20 to p. o. (Samuel Waddington’s corner), (up the said line) south 44 west 30 to b. j., south 38 east 36 to pine (by his own old line), then (along his line) to begin. CC: Adam Watson, William Bolch.

3. Grant 3167, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 25 Feb 1779, sur. 17 Mar 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to JAMES LOVE, being 180 acres on the “west side of Rocky River”. A “swirl hole” is located near western boundary of this land where it intersects Rocky River. The eastern end is near a ford that crosses the river. The metes and bounds are: from a large w. o. (near William McAnulty’s land) north 23 west 59 to a w. o. sapling (near Waddington’s line), north 7 east 124 small pines (on river bank at swirl hole), (Down river as it meanders to a w. o. near a the Ford), south 31 east 100 to S.

Deed 12-561, Mecklenburg NC, 22 Mar 1785, prv’d Dec. 1785. James Love & wife Elizabeth to Archibald McCurdy, blacksmith, being 180 acres on Rocky River located between the swirl hole and the ford. Wit: William McAnulty, John White, Archibald White.

Deed 14-88, Mecklenburg NC, 24 Oct 1788, prv’d Jul 1792. John Love and wife Elizabeth to John White. Two adjoining tracts totaling 330 acres were conveyed. The written metes and bounds identify this as being the same land as grant #3640. The other piece of land is a 30-acre portion of grant lying north of Rocky River (see section A in grant # 3224 below). Wit: James Ross, Archibald White.

4. Grant # 3741, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 28 Nov 1785, sur. 4 Feb 1786, iss. 26 Nov 1789. Issued to ARCHIBALD MCCURDY, the warrant to survey describes the land as: “on the s. and east side of the plantation he bought of James Love on the open line joining Charles McCommon, Charles McKinley, and William Mcanulty. The metes and bounds are: from a s. o. (his own old corner) north 31 west 100 to small w. o. (on the bank of the river), east (down the river) 88 poles to two hic. and p. o. (on the bank of river), south 41 east 30 to p. o., south 7 east 54 to p. o. (Charles McCommon’s corner), (with his line) south 30 east 52 to pine ( by said McCommon’s corner), south 42 east 72 to b. j. (by the Big Road), south 30 west 34 to b. o. (on the road), (along William McAnulty line) north 70 west 140 to a black (near his own old line), then to begin. CC: Luke Vickery, Joseph McCommons.

5. Grant # 475, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 16 Jul 1811, sur. 1 Oct 1814, iss. 29 Nov 1815. Issued to JOHN S. MCCURDY, being 30 acres “on the south bank of Rocky River joining David Bradshaw, Isble Davis, William McNulty Dec., Joseph McCommons, and his own lands.” This tract fills gaps between grant number 3741, 3167, 3122, and 3613. The metes and bounds are from a hic. (on the river bank). South 18 west 109 to pine, south 17 east 58 to b. j. (on said Davies line), south 52 east 19 to h. (his own corner), south 61 east 22 to p. o. (said McAnulty’s corner), north 48 east 11 to h., south 74 east 215 to b. o., south 28 west 12 to two b. j. (on side of the wagon road), north 57 east 76 to w. o., south 67 west 40 to b. j., north 30 to h., south 85 east 34 to b. o., north 11 west 45 to b. j. (on sd. McCommon’s line), south 52 west 60 to b. j. (his corner), north 61 west 32 to (another corner), north 57 to s. p. (his other corner), north 70 west 32 to stake (on bank of river), 9up said river) north 61 west 42 to stake, south 41 east 30 to p. o., south 13 east 120 to stake, south 52 east 68 to b. j. (by the wagon road), south 30 west 34 to b. o., north 70 west 140 to b. j., north 44 east 107 to stake, south 65 west 173 to stake, north 23 west 59 to w. o., north 7 east 125 to two pines (on bank of river at Archibald MCCurdy’s old corner), up said river to begin. CC: William S. McC___, Jeremiah Right.

6. Grant # 48, Cabarrus NC, ent. 16 Oct 1793, sur. 25 Nov 1794, iss. 28 Aug 1795. Issued to CHARLES MCCAMMOND, being 36 acres on the south side of Rocky River. The metes and bounds are: from b. o. (his own corner (in Thomas Watson’s line on the Indian Path, running thence with said Watson’s line) south 41 west 64 to stake, south 23 west 21 to hic. sapling, south 81 west 45 to pine (in his own line), (with said line) north 50 east 80 to b. o. (the same course 20 poles) to stake (his old corner), (with his other line) north 39 west 100 to stake (on bank of said river opposite to a pine on the north bank White’s corner, (down the meanders of the river) to a w. o (on bank of river near the ford his own corner of the old survey), (with his own line) south 16 west 100 to hic. grub (his other corner, then (with his other line) to begin. CC: Charles Dorton, Charles McCommond.

7. Grant # 3119, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 1 Jun 1779, sur. 10 Mar 1780, iss: 22 Oct 1782. Issued to CHARLES MCCAMMOND, being 195 acres on the south side of Rocky River “opposite the mouth of Coldwater Creek.” The metes and bounds are: from a b. o. on Thomas Watson’s line near the Indian Path, running with the line) north 41 east 14 to hic. grub (said Watson’s corner), (with his other line) north 88 east 42 to two pines (Watson’s other corner), with another line of his) south 88 east 61 to a w. o. sapling (another corner of said Watson), (with another line of his) north 69 east 64 to b. o. (another corner of said Watson), north 10 west 64 to w. o. sapling (on bank of river), up said river to r. o. on bank, west 57 to b. o. sapling, north 24 west 48 to ash (on bank of river), up the river to w. o. and ash (on bank of river), south 16 west 100 to hic. grub, then to begin. CC: Charles Dorton, John Love. [Note the cut-out section of this tract where the lines exclude a cut-out section along the river. When plotted on the index map, points where corners of various tracts abut the Indian trail can be connected showing that the route of the path crossed within the cut-out section. Why? Though granted much later in 1824 as Cabarrus Grant # 584, we have to ask if it was previous owned. Or was there an Indian camp or burial ground located in this section. For some reason, this section was respected and not granted as part of Grant # 3119.]

8. Grant # , Mecklenburg NC, ent. _____, sur. 18 Aug 1780, iss. ____. Issued to THOMAS WATSON, being 135 acres on the waters of Horse Branch. he metes and bounds are from two pines (his own and Charles McCammon’s corner, running then with McCammon’s line) south 88 west 42 to hic. grub (his other corner near the old Indian path), (with his other line) south 41 west 103 to b. o. (near said path near John Love) south 34 to b. o. sapling, south 54 east 100 to stake (near Charles McKindley), north 83 east 47 to large hic., south 60 east 86 (crossing two branches of the horse branch to a corner of the place he lives on) to a stake, (with his own line) north 108 to stake (his other corner, (with his other line) west 92 to stake (another corner of his), (with his own line) north 103 to begin. CC: John Love, Charles Dorton.

9. Grant # 3192, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 8 Jan 1780, sur. 18 Mar 1780, iss. 9 Oct 1783. Issued to THOMAS WATSON, being 150 acres “on both sides of Horse Branch including where he now lives.” The metes and bounds are: from an ash (near mouth of said branch) north 53 west 58 to b. o., (with Charles McCammon’s entry) south 69 west 64 to small w. o., (with McCammon’s entry) north 80 west 61to two pines, south 103 to stake, east 92 to stake, south 108 to stake, (with his and Mary McCracken’s conditional line, south 60 east 78 to pine, (with his and Charles Dorton’s conditional line) north 3 west 178 to small b. o., then to begin. CC: Charles Dorton, John Love.

10. Grant # _________________, Issued to ROBERT DAVIS, being 95 acres situated on Reedy Creek. The warrant to survey is for 95 acres “between his own field that’s on the Plum Branch and apiece of land that is disputed between Hugh Campbell and Joseph Bigger including the timber ridge.” The metes and bounds are: from a b. o. (his own old corner, running with his line) east 94 to p. o. & pine, (with Samuel Waddington’s entry) south 63 west 146 to b. o., south 35 east 26 to b. j., south 63 west 40 small b. o., south 35 east 34 to b. o., south 36 west 32 to b. j. (Hugh Campbell deceased corner, (with his line) south 48 west 38 to two small b. o. and hic. (on a road), (with said road) north 20 west 46 to p. o., north 35 west 20 to b. j., north 4 west 50 to b. j., north 16 east 40 to p. o., north 11 east 54 to pine (on or near his own old line), (with said line) south 53 east 52 to small b. o. and hic. (by the old corner), (with the old line) north 16 east 200 to stake, then to begin. CC: Andrew Cimens Davis, Alexander Davis.

11. Grant # 3135, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 25 Feb 1779, sur. 8 Mar 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to ROBERT DAVIS, being 100 acres on the waters of Rocky River. The metes and bounds are: from two b. o. (on or near his own old line running, thence with William Waddington’s Entry) north eighty east 59 to large pine, (with said Waddington’s entry) south 50 east 79 to hic. (at the head of a draft), south 116 to w. o. sapling & pine, west 94 to stake, then to begin. CC: Charles McKindley, William McAnulty.

12. Grant # 3052, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 2 Aug 1779, sur. 3 Mar 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to William McAnulty, being 156 acres on the waters of Reedy Creek. The metes and bounds are: from two b. j. (on the Indian path, running thence with Charles McKindley’s entry) south 30 west 132 to b. o., (with said McKindley’s entry) south 22 west 33 to b. o. (David McKindley’s corner), (with this line) north 58 west 66 to b. j. (near said McKindley’s other corner), north 45 west 127 to w. o. sapling, north 16 east 101 to hic. (near Robert Davis & James Love’s entries), south 61 east 106 to stake, then to begin. CC: Charles McKindley.

13. Grant # 3613, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 4 May 1779, sur. 3 Mar 1780, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to CHARLES MCKINDLEY being 200 acres on the head of Horse Branch. The metes and bounds are: from a w. o. (on the east side of the flint hill) north 177 (crossing Horse Branch) at 139 to small b. j., north 28 east 190 to w. o. saplings (In a small grassy hollow) south 54 west 81 to two small b. j. (on the side of the Indian path, William McAnulty’s corner), (with McAnulty’s line) south 30 west 132 to b. o. (said McAnulty’s other corner), (with his other line) south 22 west 33 to b. o. (David McKindley’s corner), then to begin. CC: Samuel White, William MCAnulty.

14. Grant # 139 Cabarrus NC, ent. 24 Mar 1780, sur. 17 Feb 1795, iss. 5 Dec 1798. Issued to AARON WALLACE, being 52 acres on the Horse Branch of Rocky River. From a small w. o. (Charles McCinley’s corner, running with his line, south 68 west 40 to b. j., north 38 to hic., south 85 east 32 to small b. o. (Thomas Watson’s corner, running with his line) south 54 east 100 to b. j. (his corner), north 83 east 38 to small pine (on Mary Armstrong’s line), (with her line) south 28 west 136 (crossing said branch) to small b. o. (her corner), north 80 west 3 to small b. o. (on said McCinly’s line), (crossing said branch) (along his line) to begin. CC: James Watson, David Watson.

15. Grant 3670, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 1 Jan 1787, sur. 15 May 1787, iss. 26 Nov 1789. Issued to CHARLES MCKINDLEY being 21 acres situated on Horse Branch. The metes and bounds are: from a small b. o. (on his own old line and John and George McCracken corner, and runs with their line) south 76 east 54 to pine (said McCracken’s corner), (with his line) south 60 to b. j. (McCracken’s corner), (with their line) west 54 to a small b. j. (on his own old line), then to begin. CC: Aaron Walker, Charles McKindley.

16. Grant # 3219, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 6 Mar 1779, sur. 23 Mar 1780, iss. 9 Oct 1783. Issued to JOHN & GEORGE MCKRACKEN, being 247 acres on both sides of Horse Branch, a Branch of Rocky River. The metes and bounds are: from a hic. (on Thomas Watson’s line, and running with said line) north 60 west 151 (crossing the branch) to large hic. (Watson’s corner), south 26 west 141 (crossing the branch) to b. o. sapling (on or near Charles McKindley’s line), south 73 east 60 to stake, south 81 to long b. j., west 58 to b. j., south 43 to b. j. (near Archibald White), east 214 to b. o. & w. o. (near Thomas Winchester), then to begin. CC: Samuel White, Joseph McCammon.

Deed 7-221, Cabarrus NC, 11 Jan 1810, Christian Fogleman and Polly his wife to Samuel Waddington. The deed is for the lands south of the red dashed line and further includes grant 3725 below. Being 140 ½ acres on the “Waters of Horse Branch of Rocky River on the east side of said branch being part of a tract of land granted to said Fogleman by state grant & c.” Deeper in the body of the deed is a statement that the land was “granted to the aforesaid Samuel Waddington by Letters patent bearing the date 9 Oct 1783.” Wit. Robt C. White, Melcher Fogleman.

17. Grant # 3725, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 13 Mar 1786, sur. —, iss. 26 Nov 1789. The warrant of land for JOHN MCCRACKEN described the land as “joining Thomas Watson, James Bledsoe, and the plantation that belongs to the orphans of Samuel McCracken, deceased.” The survey is John and George McCracken, being 50 acres on the waters of Horse Branch. The metes and bounds are: from a hic. (their own old station corner), south 56 east 40 to pine, north 65 east 60 to hic., south 13 east 50 to pine, (near Thomas Winchester’s line) south 40 west 128 to stake (on their own old open line about twenty pole from a small pine marked for a corner), then to begin. CC: William Speers, John McCracken. [The shape of this tract, seen as an extension of grant #3219 above, offers a visual key that will later be used in understanding a complicated duplication of entries surrounding the same area. As shown in the break-out that follows, three tracts entered by different people overlap in ways hard to describe in words.]

Deed 7-221, Cabarrus NC, 11 Jan 1810, Christian Fogleman and Polly his wife to Samuel Waddington. The deed is for this entire tract along with a divided portion of grant # 3219 above. Being 140 ½ acres on the “Waters of Horse Branch of Rocky River on the east side of said branch being part of a tract of land granted to said Fogleman by state grant & c.” Deeper in the body of the deed is a statement that the land was “granted to the aforesaid Samuel Waddington by Letters patent bearing the date 9 Oct 1783.” Wit. Robt C. White, Melcher Fogleman.

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For 18 – 24.
The history of land along present day Hwy. 601
(south of and bounded against Rocky River) is complex :

Concerning the dark gray and textured tract lying against the river. Joining Thomas Watson lands to the west, this tract of 150 acres is easily found by locating a western corner lying “near the mouth of Horse Branch.” Using that point as a reference in drawing the plat, the resulting shape spreads to the east lying under later grants.
Concerning the sprawling gray tinted tract outlined in black. Issued to Charles Dorton. Though entered 15 years later than the tract above, this piece of 150 acres was issued and filed in the same shuck using the same file number s that above. Metes and bounds identify the western line of the northern portion of this tract as joining his old open line. Note how this tract overlaps the earlier entry known as grant # 51. And notice the notch cut out in the southwest side. Wrapping around lands of Mary, and later John McCracken, this shape clearly mates with grant # 3725. Nearly ten years after this tract was issued, you can see the same shape cut out of a tract issued to Jonathan Osborn. And though seemingly a bit wider, both tracts follow three nearly identical lines adjoining Jacob Smith to the east.

Concerning the light red tinted tract lying under the gray tract discussed above. Issued to Jonathan Osborn in 1804, this tract clearly encompasses a major portion of the same lands issued to Charles Dorton. In ________, Jonathan Osborn and Charles Dorton jointly sold the southern portion of this land to Christian Fogleman.

Concerning the darker red shaded area located on the south bank of Rocky River. Issued in 1814 to Silas Shinn and Samuel Morris, this tract overlaps Charles Dorton’s earlier grant (dark gray textured) and lies under his later grant (gray tinted). There is no later deed for this land in the name of Shinn or Morris

18. Grant # 51, Cabarrus NC, ent. 10 Apr 1779, sur. 20 Mar 1780. iss. 28 Aug 1795. Entered in Mecklenburg County, this tract was issued much later after the formation of Cabarrus County. Held and filed in the same shuck (envelope) is another tract that was entered later but issued at the same time as this tract. They are both known as grant file # 51. Issued to Charles Dorton, and being 150 acres on the south side of Rocky River, this land runs the river with the exclusion of a narrow strip along a north eastern portion of the tract. Entered in Mecklenburg County as No. 569, the warrant to survey is for 150 acres “on Rocky River joining Thomas Watson, Mary McCrackin, Thomas Winchester, and Frederick Kizer.” The metes and bounds are: from a W. O. sapling (on back of river and then up the various courses of the river) to Pine and Hic., south 10 west 132 to large Pine, north 65 west 15 to B. O (on the river bank), (up the river) to Maple ( on the bank of the mouth of a gut), south 40 west 14 to small B. O., south 15 east 48 B. O. (Thomas Watson’s corner), (with Watson’s line) south 53 east 56 to ash (his other corner), (with his other line) south 34 to stake, south 45 west 17 to B. O. (Watson’s corner), (with his line) south 6 east 102 to Hic., north 56 east 112 to small B. O, (same course) 68 to Stake, then to begin. CC: William Winchester, Isaac Breedon.

Deed 11-232, Mecklenburg NC, 23 Jul 1829, prv’d Jul 1829. Charles Dorton, Sr. to David Storke, James McRee, Dan’e Coleman, Daniel F. Caldwell, A. F. Caldwell, Wm. J. Alexander on behalf of D. Storke & Company. Being a small 72 square poles located below Bigger’s ford on the southwest bank of Rocky River. Though not provable, this is likely a part of # 51 issued to Charles Dorton. It appears the men wanted to build a mill dam as hinted at in the following: containing 72 poles . . .with all privileges ____________ driving the water on the bank of the river unto my corner below the old canoe landing provided the same do not over flow my bottom land. Jurat: Wm. H. Archibald. Wit: Tobias Klutts.

19. Grant #746, Cabarrus County NC, ent. 26 Feb 1853, sur. 22 Nov 1853, iss. 6 Apr 1854. Issued to MARTN BOGER, being 8 ¾ acres lying on the south side of Rocky River “at the mouth of Horse Branch.” This tract matches perfectly the cut-out area in grant # 51 issued to Charles Dorton. The metes and bounds are: from a Pine (Boger’s own corner) north 11 east 122 to Stake (Darcus Dorton’s corner on bank of river), (up the meanders of the river) to Stake (on bank of river, Boger’s own corner), then south 65 east 16 to begin. CC: Martin Boger, Dan’l P. Boger.

20. Grant # 425, Cabarrus NC, ent. 3 Mar 1809, sur. 21 Jun 1809, iss. 18 Dec 1810. Issued to SILAS SHINN and SAMUEL MORRIS, being a “plantation pr tract” of 245 acres on both sides of Rocky River. This is a unique plat in that surrounding land owners are drawn in and not just written in description. The metes and bounds are: from a stake by r. o (Biggers corner) south 20 east (crossing the river) to ash, (same course with Boger’s line) 140 to b. o. stump (Boger’s corner), (his other line) south 56 east 80 to pine (his other corner), (his line again) due south 40 to b. o., west 47 w. o. & b. j., south 25 west 32 to Stake (Charles Dorton’s corner), (with his line) north 35 west 90 to stake (his other corner), (with other line) south 15 west 130 to b. o. (his other corner), (with Jacob Smith’s entry) north 50 west 80 to b. o. (Dorton’s corner), (with his line) north 34 west 140 to hic. & w. o. on bank by the bank of river, cross river to a gum, then to begin (with Bigger’s lines). C.C.: ___________________, ______________.

21. Grant # 670, Cabarrus NC, ent. 18 Apr 1837, sur. 2 Nov 1837, iss. 26 Apr 1838. Issued to ALEXANDER DORTON, being 75 ¼ acres on the waters of Rocky River. From a dead pine (William Watson’s corner, running with his line) north 6 west 75 to hic. (David Dorton’s corner), (with his line) north 58 east 117 to b. o. (Archibald H. Howell’s corner), (with his line) south 50 east 64 to b. o. (said Howell’s corner), (with Polly Dorton’s line) south 25 west 74 to b. j. (her corner), south 74 west 108 to begin. CC: Mare Dorton, Charles Dorton.

Grant # 51, Cabarrus NC, ent. 20 Oct 1794, sur. —, iss: 28 Aug 1795. Note that this grant is not shown on the key map as it crosses over so many other tracts. Issued to CHARLES DORTON, papers for this tract of 150 acres are held and filed in the same shuck or envelop as the previous grant identified as grant # 51. The warrant to survey is for land on Rocky River “joining the following lands viz: in between Thomas Watson’s and Daniel Boger’s lines and his own lines, also to John McCrackin’s and Barnhart Houseman’s lines, also to Isaac Breden’s lines joining the lines of the aforesaid persons lands wherever vacant.” The survey is for land on the south side of Rocky River and the waters of Horse Branch. Beginning at the western most corner and running south and east, the metes and bounds are: from a pine (Thomas Watson’s corner) south 50 east 18 to w. o., south 60 east 25 to pine (John McCrackin’s corner), (with McCrackin’s line) north 65 east 85 to hic. (his other corner), (with his other line) south 14 east 52 to pine (his other corner), (with another of his line’s) south 40 west 198 to b. o. (in Thomas Winchester’s line), (with said line) east 62 to p. o. (in said line), north 24 east 152 to pine, north 47 east 12 to small b. o., north 30 east 52 to pine (on side of hill), south 79 east 41 to b. j., north 48 east 14 to pine knot (in side of road & Barnhart Houseman’s corner), (with a line of his) north 56 east 8 to pine (said Houseman’s corner), (with another line of his) south 64 east 54 to b. j. (in Houseman’s line), north 30 west 22 to pis.(in Isaac Breeden’s line), north 58 west 22 to small pine, south 86 west 64 w. o.(said Breeden’s corner), south 88 west 40 to w. o. (his own old corner), west 26 to stake (his other corner), with his open line (north 10 east 220 (running past the beginning corner) to stake, west 98 to stake, south 50 to stake (in the open line of his other survey), (with open line) south 18 east 160 to stake (a corner of said survey), south 78 west 90 to stake, then to begin. CC: Jacob Smith, Andrew Dorton. From the metes and bounds of this tract, it can be determined that the open line in the other tract in File 51 runs north 18 degrees west.

22. Grant # 327, Cabarrus NC, 17 Jan 1804, sur. —, iss. 22 Nov 1805. Issued to JONATHAN OSBORNE, being 100 acres. The metes and bounds are: from a pine (Jno. Bradshaw’s corner) south 49 east 52 to pine, (with three of said Bradshaw’s corners) north 63 east 83 to sas. South 15 east 52 to pine, south 42 west 138 to pine, west 68 to pine, south 5 west 52 to p. o., east 84 to pine, north 80 east 64 to b. j. (Green’s corner), north 12 east 40 to b. j., north 60 east 24 to hic., north 44 west 42 to b. j., north 24 east 60 to hic., north 47 east 12 to w. o., west 40 to hic., north 20 to stake, then to begin. CC: Joseph Howell, Hamilton Russell.

Deed 8-196, Cabarrus NC, 4 Apr 1806, prv’d Jan 1813. Jonathan Osborn and Charles (x) Dorton jointly sold to Christian Fogleman a 40 acres parcel divided from this tract. Situated in the southwest corner (below the red dashed line) in the tract above, the fact that both Dorton and Osborn are jointly selling the land provides a hint that the neighbors recognized and took care of the land boundary problem. Jurat: Sarah (S) Bradshaw, Melcher Fogleman.

Deed 7 220, Cabarrus NC, 11 Jan 1810, prv’d Apr 1810. Christian and wife Polly (O) Fogleman sold 40 acres to Samuel Weddington. This was the land “divided from the tract of land of Christian Fogleman formerly belonged to Jonathan Osborn & Chs. Dorton“. Wit: Rob’t C. White, Melcher Fogleman.

23. Grant # _____, Cabarrus NC, ent ___________________________. Issued to JACOB SMITH, being 50 acres on the south side of Rocky River on Lick Branch. From 2 ashes (on the Lick Branch) west 85 to stake, north 44 west 42 to stake, north 24 east 65 to pine, north 44 east 12 to b. j., north 30 east 52 to pine, south 79 east 49 to b. j. (in his own old line), south 44 west 65 to stake, then south 32 east 104 to begin. CC: John McKracking, Charles Dorton.

24. Grant # 05, Cabarrus NC, ent. 12 apr 1787, sur. 18 Feb 1793, iss. —. Issued to SAMUEL WADDINGTON, being 100 acres on the waters of Reedy Creek, a branch of Rocky River. The warrant to survey is for land “bounded by Robert Davis on the north, Will McAnulty on the east, David McKindley on the south, Robert Campbell on the so. West, and Joseph Spears. The metes and bounds are from a b. j. north 45 east 40 to p. o., east 26 to b. j., (along John McKinly’s line) north 55 east 82 to b. j., (with said McCinly’s line) north 36 east 60 to d. w., (near William McAnulty’s line) north 36 west 74 to pine (Robert Davis corner), (with his line) south 63 west 146 to p. o. (his corner), (with his line) south 35 east 26 to b. j. (said Davis’ corner), (with Davis line) south 63 west 32 to small b. o., south 35 east 86 to begin. CC: William McAnulty, David McCinly

25. Grant # 23, Cabarrus NC, ent. 12 Jun 1787, sur. 20 Feb 1793, iss. 9 Jul 1794. Issued to JOHN MCKINDLEY, being 32 acres on he waters of Reddy and Anderson Creeks. The metes and bounds are: from a pine (David McCinly’s corner, running with his line) south 47 west 108 to r. o. , (with said line) south 58 west 83 to stake (near said McCinly’s old corner, (by his line) south 46 east 84, to stake by his old corner), (with said line) east 100 to hic., south 24 west 48 to b. j. (Joseph Bigger’s corner), (with said line) north 75 west 38 to b. j., west 44 to b. j., north 34 to s. o. (Bigger’s corner), with said line) north 46 west 84 to hic. (his corner), north 50 west 20 to b. j. (Samuel Waddington’s corner) (with his line) north 45 east 40 to p. o., east 26 to b. j., (with Waddington’s line) north 55 east 82 to b. j., north 36 east 60 to d. w. (Waddington’s corner), then to begin. CC: Samuel Waddonton, William McCinulty

26. Grant # 3174, Mecklenburg NC, ent. _______, sur. 10 Apr 1780, iss. _______. Issued to DAVID MCKINDLEY being 228 acres on the head waters of Anderson Creek. The metes and bounds are: from a b. o. north 58 west 60 ( with William McAnulty’s entry) to small w. o., south 65 west 55 to pine, south 47 west 108 to r. o. (on the Indian path, south 58 west 83 to hic. , south 46 east 84 (with Hugh Campbell & Joseph Bigger’s entry) to s. o., east 126 to long b. o. , north 62 east 109 to w. o., north 18 east 60 to small b. o. (by a pond), with Charles McKindley’s entry) to begin. CC: Samuel White, Charles McKindley.

27. Grant # 3137, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 20 Feb 1779, sur. 6 Mar 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. This tract was entered in 1779 by Hugh Campbell. Indicating Hugh died ca. 1780, the survey was made that year for 109 acres to be issued to “Robert Campbell, son of Hugh Campbell Late Dec’d.” Being situated on Reedy Creek, the metes and bounds are: from a w. o. (John Cromwell’s beginning corner near the Poplar Spring Branch, running with Cromwell’s line) south 40 east 88 to stake (in said line), (with his and Joseph Bigger’s conditional line) north 30 east 76 to w. o. sapling, (with said conditional line) north 53 ½ east 23 to b. o., (with conditional line) north 35 east 73 to b. j. sapling (on David McKindley’s line), with said line, north 46 west 28 to hic. (said McKindley’s corner), north 64 west 82 to b. j., south 49 west 65 to b. o., then to begin. CC: Alexander Lewis, John Campbell.

28. Grant # 3051, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 2 Apr. 1779, sur. 6 Mar 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to JOSEPH BIGGER, being 190 acres situated on the waters of Anderson Creek. The metes and bounds are: from a stake (John Cromwell’s corner on Francis Newell’s line, running then with Cromwell’s line) running north19 west 80 poles to w. o. (his other corner), (with his other line) north forty west 28 to stake (on said line Hugh Campbell’s corner), (with Campbell’s line) north 30 east 76 to small w. o. (his other corner), (with his other line) north 53 ½ east 23 to b. o. (another corner of his), (with another line of his) north 35 east 73 to small b. j. (on David McKinley’s line), (with said line) south 46 east 56 to r. o. (his corner), south 48 to r. o. sapling, east 82 to stake (on his own line), (with said line) south 12 west 96 to large white (his own corner of the place he lives on), (with his other line) east 88 to stake (on said line), south 49 west 114 to stake (on Francis Newell’s line), (with said line) north 15 west 102 to stake, then to begin. CC: William Newell, Alexander Lewis.

29. Grant # 3053, Mecklenburg NC, ent. Sep 1779, sur. 3 Mar 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to JOSEPH BIGGER, being 200 acres situated on Anderson’s Creek and includes “the improvement where he lives.” The metes and bounds are: from large w. o. ( a corner of Francis Newell, running then near Newell’s line) east 163 to small b. j. sapling (on Thomas Stuart’s line), (with Stuart’s line) north 29 east 68 to w. o. (Stuart’s corner near the bank of the creek), (with his other line) north 42 east 86 (passing Stuart’s corner hickory 36 poles) to small hickory, (with Samuel White’s entry) north 57 west 73 to b.j., (with White’s entry west 25 to w. o. sapling, (again with White’s entry) north 65 west 47 (crossing a small branch) to hic. Grub, south 85 west 88 to hic., then to begin. CC: ______________, ______________

30. Grant # 3156, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 16 Aug 1779, sur. 4 Mar 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to ARCHIBALD WHTE SENIOR, being 128 acres on the waters of Anderson Creek. The metes and bounds are: from a b. j. (on the south side of the flint hill) south 20 east 120 to small b. j. (said Archibald White’s & Stuart corner of the plantation he lives on), west 112 to small hic. (Joseph Bigger corner), (with Bigger’s line) north 57 west 73 to b. j. grub (his other corner), (with his other line) west 25 (crossing a small branch) to two small w. o. (another corner of his), (with another line) north 65 west 47 to hic. Grub (another corner of said Biggers), north 18 to pine, north sixty east ninety (near David McKindley) to b. j., then to begin. CC: Samuel White, Archibald White Junior.

31. Grant 3123 Mecklenburg NC, ent. 25 Feb 1779, sur. 28 Feb 1782, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to FRANCIS NEWLL, being 308 acres on both sides of Anderson’s Creek near the Golden Spring. The metes and bounds are: from a w. o. (Thomas McFadon’s corner near the Golden Spring, then with McFaddon’s line) north 82west 55 to r. o. (McFaddon’s corner), (with his other line) south 85 west 78 to w. o. (his corner), (another of his lines) north 50 west 64 (crossing a branch ) to hic. (McFaddon’s corner), with another of his lines) south 64 west 20 to w. o. (on McFaddon’s line), (with Robert MCeachen’s entry) north 34 west 70 to b. j. sapling, (with McEachen’s entry) north 12 west 98 to b. o. grub, (with John Cromwell’s entry) north 58 east 97 to hic., (with Joseph Bigger’s entry) north 87 east 142 to w. o. and b. o. saplings, (with William Newell’s entry) south 15 east 76 to w. o. sapling, (with William Newell’s entry) south 17 east 56 to w. o. sapling, (with William Newell’s entry) south 8 east 84 (crossing the creek at 53 poles) to r. o. , then to begin. CC: Robert MCeachen, William Newell.

Deed 19-285, Cabarrus NC, 7 Nov 1816. Alexander McLarty sold the lands west of the red dashed line to William Kirkpatrick. The deed indicates Archibald McLarty owned the land south of this tract at the time of conveyance in 1816.

32. Grant 3145, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 25 Jun 1779, sur. Feb 28 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to WILLIAM NEWELL, being 221 acres on both sides of the middle fork of Anderson’s Creek. Metes and bounds are: from a w. o. (on and then with Francis Newell’s line), south 17 east 56 to w. o. sapling (his other corner), (with his other line) south 8 east 84 (crossing the creek) to two r. o. grubs (another of his corners), (With another of Newell’s lines) south 33 west 24 (crossing the Golden Spring Branch) to w. o. (corner of his and Thomas McFaddon), (with McFaddon’s line) north 75 east 38 to b. j. (his other corner), south 81 east 144 to large hic., north 73 east 59 to w. o., (with Samuel White’s entry) north 17 west 44 (crossing the creek) to b. o., north 18 west 46 to w. o., (with Thomas Stuart’s entry) north 33 west 156 to b. o. sapling, south 44 west 56 to w. o., then to begin. CC: Robert McEachen., William Newell.

Deed 10-104, Cabarrus NC, 18 Nov 1807, prv’d____. John Coble to Ira Wallace, being 105 acres. Following the western lines of William Newell’s original grant, this deed was for land making up roughly the northwest quarter of the tract. It also included the void north of William Newell’s granted land. At the time of the deed, the tract joined Francis Newell to the west, Charles McKinley heirs to the northeast, and Joseph Bigger to the north. The parcel also crossed “Jesse Whitaker’s lane.”

Deed 14-212, Cabarrus NC, 28 Jan 1837, prv’d Jan 1840. William Newell (Trustee of Seneca Turner) to Green H. Swearinger. As marked off on the plat above, this 80-acre parcel is situated west of the red dashed line in William Newell’s tract. It appears to also be a portion of the Coble purchase. Wit: Wm. H. Archibald, Dan’l A. Penick.

33. Grant 3612, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 16 Oct 1779, sur. 1 Mar 1780, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to WILLIAM STUART, being 308 acres on both sides of Anderson’s Creek. The metes and bounds are: from a small b.j (Archibald White’s corner, running with White’s line) south 60 to small b. j. (his other corner), (with his other line) south 16 east 150 to r. o. (his third corner), (with another line) south 22 east 38 to large b. o. (on John Caldwell’s old line), with John Caldwell’s old line) south 65 west 42 (crossing the creek) to hic., (with Samuel White’s land, formerly Andrew Carrothers), north 64 west 42 to w. o. sapling, south 45 west 71 to r. o. sapling, south 82 west 50 to w. o. (William Newell’s corner), (with Newell’s line) north 33 west 156 to b. o. sapling, (with Joseph Bigger land) north 29 east 113 to w. o. (near bank of creek), north 42 east 50 (crossing the creek) to long hic. (on Archibald White’s Road), then to begin. CC: Robert McEachren, William Newells.

Deed 4-33, Cabarrus NC, 4 Mar 1796, prv’d _____. William Stewart and wife Jean to Charles McKindley. Being 184 acres, this parcel is all that land south of the red dashed line as shown in William Stuart’s plat. Wit: ____________ ___________.

Deed 4-27, Cabarrus NC, 8 Mar 1797, prv’d Apr 1801. John Stewart to Charles McKindley. Being 53 acres situated on the west side of the creek and north of the red dashed line drawn in the plat above. The parcel is described as being “divided from John Stewart’s tract and taken from the west end of said tract.” Note that at the time of this conveyance, the point where the creek crosses the northern bounds of William Stuart’s original grant is known as “the bank of Bigger’s mill creek.” Wit: Samuel White. Jur: John White.

34. Grant # 3118, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 2 Aug 1779, sur. Mar 8 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to ARCHIBALD WHTE, SENOR, being 300 acres situated on Anderson’s Creek. The metes and bounds are: from a long w. o. north 88 west 96 (with John Caldwell’s entry) to b. o. grub (on Caldwell’s old line), (with Caldwell’s line) south 72 west 42 (crossing his own spring branch) to b. o. (in his line), (with Thomas Stuart’s entry, north 22 west 38 to b. o., (with Stuart’s entry) north16 west 148 to small b. j., north 60 to b. j., north 76 east 53 to w. o., north 19 east 44 to b. o. and small pine, then to begin. CC: Robert McEachern, Hugh Campbell.

35. Grant # 299, Cabarrus NC, ent. 20 Jul 1802, sur. —, iss. 13 Dec 1803. Issued to ARCHIBALD WHITE, being 58 acres situated on Anderson’s Creek. The warrant to survey was for land “joining Peggy Green, John McClelland, and his own lands.” The metes and bounds are: from a stake (in his own old line) south 88 east 54 to a stake (his own old corner), (with his own old line) north 61 east 38 to p. o. (his own old corner), north 17 west 190 to b. j., north 47 west 10 to pine (his own old corner)

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Land surrounding and to the west of present day Howell Baptist Church
on Highway 601 has a complicated title history:

Concerning the land shaded in red. Being the earliest tract granted (to Thomas Winchester) in the area of concern. At the time of survey, land to the northwest of the spout shape was owned by James Armstrong. The name Armstrong appears in other deeds, but have found no land holdings in this area under the name James Armstrong. In 1785, Thomas Winchester sold this tract to George Bledsoe. In 1793, Henry Cagle sold the same land to Margaret Green.

Concerning the grey rectangular shape. Issued to Russell Hamilton in 1812, the grey shaded tract lies on top of the same lands earlier entered by Thomas Winchester. If taxes for land are not paid, and if there is no buyer at the ensuing court ordered land sale, then the land would revert back to the state for reissuance. Though no record appears supporting that this happened, in 1812 Russell Hamilton was issued a grant encompassing lands earlier owned by Margaret Green.

Concerning the land outlined in bold black lines. Deed 10-196m Joseph P McGillicutty sold to Andrew Cariker the lands outlined in bold black lines. This shape included and mimicked that first owned by Thomas Winchester. The tract now encompasses a small entry to the east made by William Hamilton in 1805. I have yet to find land records indicating when or how William Hamilton lost control of the land.

The following details Secretary of State land grants located within the above overlay:

36. Grant # 3301 Mecklenburg NC, ent. 2 Oct 1779, sur. 8 Apr 1783, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to THOMAS WINCHESTER, being 150 acres “lying on Lick Branch, a branch of Anderson Creek.” The line running west along the southern boundary of the arm shape adjoins Archibald White land. The northern line running back to the east adjoins lands of James Armstrong. The northeast corner of this tract adjoins William Winchester’s line. CC: Douglas Winchester, Daniel Winchester.

Deed 13-127, Mecklenburg NC, 8 Nov 1785, prv’d Jul 1787. Thomas (X) Winchester to George Bledsoe, being 155 acres joining Archibald White, James Armstrong, and William Winchester. Wit: James Armstrong, Charles (X) Dorton.

Deed 1-62, Cabarrus NC, 19 Oct 1793, prv’d —. Henry (H) Cagle to Margaret Green. being 120 acres “including Thomas Winchester’s old improvement and being an entry of said Winchester’s.” Wit: Wm. Polk. Jurat: Joseph Howell.

Deed 10-186, Cabarrus NC, 20 Mar 1823, prv’d Apr 1824. Andrew Karricker to William Bost, now containing 368 acres situated on the Lick Branch, being the lands outlined in black as discussed in the preceding cut-out. This tract includes Winchester’s grant # 3301, as is overlaid by Hamilton’s grant # 470, and further encompasses Hamilton’s grant # 471 to the east. Wit: Geo Little, Polly Little

Deed _46, Cabarrus NC, 6 Feb 1829. John Black, Martin Boger, and James White divided the “lands of William Bost amongst the heirs at law.” The tract outlined in black was divided horizontally into four tracts (see red dashed line in the overlay). The northern tract was given to Jackson Bost. The next tract to the south was given to Wilson Bost. The next tract was given to William Bost. The southern most tract was given to Caroline Bost.

37. Grant # 470, Cabarrus NC, ent. 6 Jul 1814, sur. 5 Nov 1814, iss. 28 Nov 1814. Note that this tract is shown in gray on the plat key map. Issued to RUSSELL HAMILTON, being 200 acres, “it being the surplus of his old grant” joining Archibald White and his own lands. The metes and bounds are: from a p. o. (White’s corner) north 19 west 189 to b. j. (said White’s other corner), north 79 east 213 to stake (on his own old line), (with own line) south 12 east 189 to state by two large pines, (his old corner), then south 79 west 197 to begin. CC: Joseph Howell, Jacob Smith.

38. Grant # 471, Cabarrus NC, ent. 18 Jan 1814, sur. 8 May 1814, 28 Nov 1814. Issued to RUSSELL HAMILTON, being 23 acres situated on Rocky River and joining Joseph Howell and Jacob Smith. The metes and bounds are: from a s. o. (bank of a branch, said Howell’s corner) south 50 west 43 to small pine (in his own old line), (with said line) north 12 west 177 to ash (his own and said Smith’s corner) south 37 east 54 to small pine (Howell’s corner), east 18 to s. o. (Howell’s corner), south 5 west 24 to pine, south 39 west 22 to pine, south 41 east 19 to p. o. (on creek bank), down courses of creek to begin. CC: Jacob Smith, Joseph Howell. [This tract was later acquired by William Bost who then sold it to Andrew Karriker. As is identified in the overlay, this land makes up the eastern bounds of the tract outlined in black.]

39. Grant 464 Cabarrus NC, ent. 18 Jan 1814, sur. —, iss. 28 Nov 1814. Issued to JOSEPH HOWELL, being 5 acres on the south side of Rocky River joining Russell Hamilton and his own lands. Metes and bounds are: from a s. o. (on branch bank, his own and Hamilton’s old corners) north 14 west 10 to s. o. (his other corner), south 5 west 24 to pine ( Hamilton’s corner), south 37 west 22 to pine, south 41 east 19 to p. o. (on bank of the Lick Branch), down said branch to begin. CC: Jacob Smith, Russell Hamilton.

40. Grant # 289, Cabarrus NC, ent.20 Jul 1803, sur. —, iss. 13 Dec 1803. Issued to JOHN MCLELLAND being 58 acres lying on the waters of Anderson’s Creek. The metes and bounds are: from a w. o. (Arch’d White’s corner, then with said line) north 88 west 40 to pine (Jno. McClelland’s corner), (with his line) south 53 east 68 to r. o. (his own corner), (with his line) north 73 east 70 to p. o. (his other corner in a hollow), north 6 east 18 to pine, south (actually north) 37 west 28 to pine, formerly a hic. ( Archibald White’s beginning corner), north 90 to stake (said White’s corner), north 88 west 54 to stake (in said White’s line), then (with said line) to begin. CC: Archibald White, Thos. McClelland

Deed 15-463, Cabarrus NC, 28 Feb 1840, prv’d ____). David M. McEachern to Andrew Carriker. Being __ acres encompassing McLellan’s 58 acre grant and the northern portion of land’s to the west he purchased of William Edger. As relates to the 58 acre tract at time of this 1840 purchase, the lands bound Zennith White to the northeast and Hartsell to the east.

41. Grant # 277, Cabarrus NC, ent. 19 Jan 1802, sur. —, iss. 19 Jan 1802. Issued to JOHN HOWELL, being being 59 acres on both sides of the Lick Branch. From a small p. o. (Margeret Green’s corner), then north 10 west 25 to pine knot, north 51 east 50 to hic. (on bank of said branch), east 40 to pine, south 9 west 90 to hic. (James Love’s corner), (with his line) south 20 west 40 to pine, north 75 west 70 to b. o. grub (in A. White’s line), (with said line) north 13 to b. o. (his corner), south 70 west 160 to p. o. (his other corner), north 64 ½ east 202 to begin. CC: Jonathan Osborne and Henry Howell.

42. Grant # 3732, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 18 Nov 1785, sur. 27 Feb 1787, iss. 26 Nov 1789. Issued to ARCHIBALD WHITE, being 100 acres situated on the waters of Anderson’s Creek. The metes and bounds are: from a hic. (by Adam Eager line) north 90 to stake, north 61 east 38 to p. o. (George “Bladshaw” Bledsoe corner), (with his line) north 70 east 160 to small b. o., south 80 to stake, then to begin. CC: Adam Eager, Archibald White.

43. Grant # 563 Cabarrus NC, ent. 30 Mar 1822, sur. 5 Sep 1822, iss. 13 Sep 1822. Issued to JOHN WHITE SENR., being 31 acres “of vacant land on the waters of Anderson’s Creek.” The metes and bounds are: from a small hic. (James W. Morgan’s line and a corner of Sally P. McClelland) west (actually east) 20 to p. o. (a corner of said Morgan’s and on John Carother’s corner), north 6 west 12 w. o. (John Carother’s corner), east 158 to stake (a corner of sd. Carother’s & on James Love’s line), north 53 west 82 to w. o. (on his own line), south 65 east (actually west) 130 to b. o. (his own corner), then to begin. CC: John Clay, Josiah P. White.

44. Grant # 3126, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 2 Aug 1779, sur. 28 Feb 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to THOMAS MCFADDON, being 133 acres adjoining the Barony line on the waters of Anderson’s Creek. The warrant is for land adjoining John Dickson, Francis Newell and including the Golden Spring.” The metes and bounds are: from a w. o. (on the Barony running with Wm. Newell’s entry) north 14 to b. j., (with said Newell’s line) north 16 west 18 to b. j., south 75 west 38 to w. o., (with Francis Newell’s entry) north 82 west 55 to r. o., (with said entry) south 85 west 78 to w. o., with said entry) north 55 west 64 (crossing the creek) to hic., (with Robert McEachren’s entry up said creek) south 55 west 5 150 to hic. grub (at head of spring in the old field) south 29 east 35 to stake (on bank of small branch on the Barony line), then to begin. CC: Robert McEachren, James Black.

Deed 8-54, Cabarrus NC, 6 Nov 1804, prv’d Oct 1811. Benjamin McDowell of Cabarrus to Arch’d McLarty, being two tracts. The first is all east and west of the red dashed triangle on grant #3126 above. This land is identified as “121 acres conveyed to said McDowell by James Cromwell & Seth Rogers, Executors of Thomas McFaddon, deceased. The tract excludes the widow Hannah McFaddon’s dower as is identified by the red dashed triangle. Her dower extended further south as the second tract (U shaped tract to the left) in this conveyance accounts for 37 acres wrapping around the southern bounds of the dower. Wit: Sam’l McCurdy. Jurat: John McClellan.

Deed 8-56, Cabarrus NC, 18 Feb 1805, prv’d Oct 1811. John McDowell of Abbeville County SC to Archibald McLarty. This is twelve acres “granted to Hanah McFaddon by a sheriff’s deed and from her to John McDowell by a deed of conveyance.” This tract (outlines in solid red) adjoins the dower land and is south of grant # 3126. Wit. Robert Griffin, Daniel Sossamon. Jurat: John McClellan.

Loose Estate Record, Cabarrus NC, 26 Nov 1799. Division of the dower for Hannah, widow of Thomas McFaddon Dec’d. As is outlined in red dashes, the northern corner of the dower was once part of Thomas McFaddon’s grant # 3126. The dower also nests within the U shape of deed 8-54 above. The metes and bounds are: from a w. o. (on the Barony line) south 18 east 66 to b. o., south 77 east 68 to stake, north 30 east 64 to stake (in pile of stones), north 55 west 31 to hic. (on road side), north 23 west 77 to b. o. sapling, then to begin. Committee to lay off land: Will’m McAnulty, Archibald White, Wm. Harris, Volentine Kirkpatrick, Sam’l McCurdy, David White, Robert Davis, John White, Samuel Waddington, Benjamin Cochran, David Taylor.

Deed 8-53, Cabarrus NC, 4 Feb 1805, prv’d Oct 1811. George, Benjamin and Margaret McDowel of Cabarrus to Archibald McLarty. Being undefined in shape and acreage, the three sold a tract “on Anderson Creek, it being that part of land that was laid off to the widow McFaddon of the lands of Thomas McFaddon for said widow’s dowry including the dwelling house, meadows & orchards.” The next conveyance in the book identifies the tract as the triangular portion outlined in red dashes above. The dowry extended south beyond the tract and is surrounded by a second tract deeded in the same conveyance. Jurat: John MCClellan. Wit: Margaret McLarty.

45. Grant # 3153, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 26 Aug 1779, sur. 3 Mar 1780, iss: 22 Oct 1782. Issued to BENJAMN COCHRAN and being 28 acres, the warrant is for “part of John Dickson’s plantation which lies in tract No. 5 which said Newell purchased of said Dickson.” The survey was originally drawn for William Newel. However, his name is marked out and that of Benjamin Cochran is written in its place. From a w. o. (Thomas McFaddon’s beginning corner of a new survey, running then with his line) north 14 to small b. j. (his other corner), (with his other line) north 56 east 69 to small b. j. (another corner of said McFaddon’s near the Golden Spring), east 48 to w. o. sapling, south 20 east 56 to stake (on the Barony line of tract number five), west (with said line) to begin. Benjamin Cochran, William Newell.

46. Grant # 105, Cabarrus NC, ent. 6 Jul 1797, sur. —, iss. 7 Dec 1797. Issued to SAMUEL WHITE, being 60 acres on both sides of the south fork of Anderson’s Creek. The metes and bounds are: from a large s. o. (his own old corner, running with his line) north 40 west 37 to a b. o. (his other corner), (with his other line) north 1 west 43 to p. o. (his & William Newell’s corner), (with said Newell’s line south 74 west 60 to large hic. (Newell’s corner), south 46 west 28 to pine, south 322 east 12 to b. j., south 42 ½ east 100 (crossing the creek bank) to large pine, south 83 east 38 to p.o., north 57 east 110 to b. j., north 4 east 8 to stake, west 120 to stake, then north to begin. CC: Charles McKindley , Aaron Wallace.

47. Grant 3127, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 16 Aug 1779, sur. 2 Mar 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to SAMUEL WHITE being 80 acres situated on both sides of the middle and south forks of Anderson’s Creek. The metes and bounds are from a large s. o. (on south side of south fork) north 40 west 37 (crossing the south fork) to b. o. sapling, north 1 west 43 to w. o. (William Newell’s corner), (with Newell’s line) north 17 west 45 (Crossing the middle fork of sd. creek) to b. o. (his other corner),north 34 east 60 to w. o. sapling (William Stuart’s corner), north 83 east 32 to stake (his own old corner of the land he bought of John Caldwell), (with his other old line south 25 east 103 (crossing the middle fork of said creek) to b. o. (his other old corner), (with his other old line) south 40 east 40 (crossing the south fork of said creek) to stake (another old corner), then to begin. CC: Robert McEachern, Hugh Campbell.

48. Deed (not recorded, but accounted for as expressed in a later conveyance), 10 Feb 1765. Arthur Dobbs Esq. to John Anderson. Being 233 acres on Anderson Creek. This may very well be the man for whom Anderson Creek is named.

Deed 4-656, Mecklenburg NC, 5 Jan 1768, prv’d Jul 1770. John Anderson to John Caldwell. Being 233 acres conveyed to John Anderson by Arthur Dobbs. The metes and bounds are from a b. o. south 40 east 70 chs. to pine, east 6 north 50 chs. to hic., north 15 west 122 chs. to pine, west 31/2 north chs. to stake, south 60 west 55 chs. to pine, then south 25 east 55 chs. to first station. Wit: Robert Harris, Robert Harris Junior. [Measured out in chains (one chain in distance equals 4 poles), this tract is nearly twice the size than is supportable by information gleaned from later conveyances and descriptions of surrounding lands. The land was later reissued as broken up in smaller Secretary of State grants. The metes and bounds of this tract vaguely meet and even overlap surrounding tracts.]

(west of red dashed line) Deed 2-342, Mecklenburg NC, 13 Dec Sep,prv’d _____. John Caldwell and Elizabeth his wife to Samuel White. Being 33 acres divided (west side of dashed line) from John Caldwell’s tract. The metes and bounds are from a stake (in the field above Samuel White’s house, running with the old line) south 25 east 103 (crossing the creek at 36 pole) to b. o. (said Caldwell’s other corner), (with another line) south 40 east 40 (crossing the south fork of said creek) to a bank (at the foot of a steep pine hill), north 7 west 160 (crossing the middle fork at 106) to stone (near a branch on said line), south 60 west 68 to begin. Jurat: John Carothers.  Note that the first line of this smaller parcel is the same as the last line of the larger tract it was cut from. The length of the line as described for the larger tract is 55 chains or 220 poles. Measured in poles, the same line in this small parcel is nearly half the length, being 103 poles. Note: based on this observation, and line measurements for surrounding lands, I have corrected the larger tract on the index map by drawing the shape as if one chain equals 2 poles. Jurat: John Carothers.

Deed 12-401, Mecklenburg NC, 23 Sep 1784, prv’d Oct. 1784. John Caldwell (farmer) and wife Elizabeth to William Edger and his son Adam. Being two tracts. With the expressed exception of the exclusion of 33 acres sold to Samuel White above, the first tract is 200 acres remaining from the land purchased of John Anderson. John Caldwell received the second tract as a Secretary of State land grant.

Deed 7-265, Cabarrus NC, 3 Jan 1798 prv’d _____. William Edger to John McLellan, being 96 acres (north of the red dashed line) on the fork of Anderson’s Creek. One of two tracts conveyed, this tract bounds Samuel White to the west and the dividing line between Adam and William Edger to the south. The northern portion of this tract was later included as part of land (15-463, Cabarrus) conveyed 28 Feb 1840 from David N. McEachern to Andrew Carriker. At that time, land descriptions indicate a road ran through the northern portion of the tract. Wit: John Newell, Charles McKinley.

49. Grant # 3124, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 27 Feb 1779, sur. 1 Mar 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to JOHN CALDWELL, being 134 acres on the waters of Anderson’s Creek. The metes and bounds are from a b. o. sapling (on his own old line) north 58 east 42 to a w. o. sapling (on Archibald White’s line), south 53 east 68 to r. o. sapling, north 73 east 70 to w. o. (in a deep hollow) south 6 east 106 to w. o. sapling, south 45 west 148 to stake (on his old line), then (with said line) north 15 west to begin. Note on the index map that the western line of this tract is parallel, but overlapping to that of the adjoining land. CC: Archibald White Sr., Archibald White Jr.

Deed 7-265, Cabarrus NC, 3 Jan 1798. Being tract 2 of land conveyed by William Edger to John MClellan lying on the north fork of Anderson’s Creek, this land is north of the red dashed line. The northwest corner of this land was later part of the conveyance (15-463, Cabarrus NC) from David N. McEachern to Andrew Carriker. Wit: John Newell, Charles McKinley.

50. Grant # 474, Cabarrus NC, ent. 18 Jul 1808, sur.—, iss. 24 Nov 1815. Being 125 acres issued to John Carothers. Joining John McClellan, James Love, and his own land. The metes and bounds are from a w. o. (his own and McLellan’s corner and with McLellan’s line) north 6 west 124 to pine (sd. John McLellan’s corner), east 152 to stake (on James Love’s line), (with his line) south 54 east 28 to pine (sd. Love’s corner), then south 44 west 86 to w. o. (in a branch), south 17 west 62 to b. o, (his own corner), then (with his line) to begin. CC: Archibald White, Thomas McClellan

Deed 10-229, Cabarrus NC, 18 Feb 18__. prv’d Oct 1824. John Carothers to William Bost. Being his tract of 125 acres with the inclusion of Grant 396 to the south. Wit: Green H. Swearingen, Jno. Clay.

51. Grant 396, Cabarrus NC, ent. 17 Jul 1798, sur. 17 May 1800, iss. 21 Dec 1801. Issued to JOHN COROTHERS being 16 acres on he north side of Anderson Creek adjoining his own and Samuel McGurdy lands. The metes and bounds are from a b. o. (his own corner) south 82 west 100 to s. o. (his other corner), (with his other line) south 51 west 56 to w. o. (another of his corners on McCurdy’s line), (with said McCurdy’s line north 18 west 22 to hic. (McCurdy’’s corner), (With another of McCurdy’s lines) north 45 east east 75 to w. o. (his own, Sam’l McCurdy’s, & John McClellan corner). (with his own old line) to begin. Samuel McCurdy, David Si___.

Deed 10-229, Cabarrus NC, prv’d ____. John Carothers to William Bost. Being this tract with the inclusion of Grant ____ to the north.

52. Grant _____, Cabarrus NC, ent. 18 Jul 1808, sur. ____, iss. 24 Nov 1815. Issued toJOHN COROTHERS being 125 Acres joining John McLellan to the west and James Love to the east.

Deed 11-118, Mecklenburg NC, 4 Feb 1782, prv’d Apr 1782. John Carothers to daughter Mary, for natural love and affection, the 105 acres was bequeathed to “daughter Mary Carothers his daughter and also for the better maintenance of the said Mary”. The deed stipulates the land would become Mary’s after the death of his wife Ellinore. Wit: Adam Alexander, Oliver Wiley. [The bend on the east side of this tract was marked by a BO adjoining “Robinet’s s. w. corner.” On the same day, and entered as Deed 11-117, John Carrothers deeded his land, mansion, out houses, tools, furniture and slaves to his “beloved wife Elinore. And after her death, 2/3 of the plantation is ordered to be passed to his daughter Mary. This deed was also witnessed by Adam Alexander and Oliver Wiley and was ordered to be entered Apr. 1782.]

Deed 10-146 Cabarrus NC, 4 Jan 1824, prv’d ____. Moses Clay, John Clay, Hiram Brown, & Charles Townsend to William Bost.

Deed 20-229, Cabarrus NC, __________________. John Carothers to William Bost.

53. Grant # 3185, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 17 Aug 1779, sur. 22 Mar 1780, iss. 9 Oct 1783. Issued to Christopher Osborn, being 155 acres on both sides of Anderson’s Creek. The warrant to survey is for land “below John Coruther’s land and joining his own line on the other side and joining James Ashmore’s land.” The metes and bounds are: from a gum (his own old corner on the dividing line between tract number two & tract number five) north 40 west 28 (with John Carother’s line) to small w. o. (on said line), north 14 east 140 (crossing said creek) to stake, north 52 east 106 to small pine, south 14 east 248 to w. o. (by a water pond on or near his own line), then (with or near his own line) to begin. CC: Joseph Howell, Ephraim Barker.

Deed ______, Cabarrus NC, 1804, prv’d ______. Jonathan Osborn to William Bost. Being 155 acres.
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George Thomas
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EAST OF MIDLAND NEAR CLEAR CREEK

Key Map and Legal Descriptions of Grants and Conveyances
in Mecklenburg / Cabarrus Counties and Montgomery / Stanly Counties

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Located west of Hwy 200, and south or near Hwy 24/27 and east of Hwy 601
in the area east of Midland NC.

This map is woefully out of date and  it is my hopes to fill in tracts
to the east by February 2019.

2. Deed 7-104. Mecklenburg NC. Thos Polk, Attorney for David Olliphant, to Michael Garmon. Being 143 acres beginning at a bo north 37 east 86 to bo, north 20 east 48 to po, east 140 to bo (on river bank mall), south 3 west 150 to wo (on the river), then to begin.

3. Deed 14-75, Mecklenburg NC, 19 Jul 1793, prv’d Apr 1795. Andrew Alexander, Esq., high sheriff of Mecklenburg to Michael Garmon, being 246 acres. The metes and bounds are from a p.o. south 54 west 66 to p. o., north 50 west 66 to w. o., north 25 east 125 to p. o., north 18 east 32 to hic., south 87 east 20 to b. o. (his own corner), (with or near his open line) south 80 east 62 to forked p. o. (on or near said line), north 4 east 7 to p. o., south 83 east 140 to pine, (with his line) north 2 east 150 to b. o. (on river bank), (down said river) south 29 east 90 to w.o. (on bank of river), (down said river) south 57 east 16 to hic. (his corner), (with his line) south 35 west 88 to small b. o. (instead of pine, his own corner), (with another line of same survey) south 24 west 40 to p. o. (his other corner), (with another line) south 68 east 116 to hic. (his corner on the river bank), (down river) south 25 west 27 to hic (by the river), north 77 west 78 to pine, south 42 west 6 to b. o., north 77 west 140 to pine, then to begin.

4. Deed 6-53, Mecklenburg NC, 5 Feb 1771, prv’d 5 Feb 1771. Abner Nash and Justina his wife to Burdig Howell. Being 68 acres, the metes and bounds are: from a w. o. (on the south bank of Rocky River, running thence down the river) 144 to hic., north 66 west 114 to w. o., north 26 east 38 to pine, north 37 west 88 to hic. (on the river), then down the river to begin. Wit: Clement Nash.

Deed 6-128, Mecklenburg NC, 16 Dec 1771, prv’d Apr 1772. Burdig Howell to Peter Kizer, being 68 acres. Jurat: John Polk.

Deed 6-135, Mecklenburg NC, 1 Apr 1772, prv’d Apr 1772. Peter Kizer to Joseph Garrot, being 68 acres. Jurat: ___ Polk.

Deed 7-385, Mecklenburg NC, 10 Jan 1774, prv’d (record lost). Joseph (J) and wife Suzana (x) Gault (surname may be wrong as writing is not clear) to William Mitchell being 68 acres. Wit: Peter (x) Curzine, Moses (x) Burleson.

Deed 10-475, Mecklenburg NC, 2 Feb 1779, prv’d _____, William Mitchell to Leonard Green. Wit: William Barker, Elizabeth Balch.

Deed 11-323, Mecklenburg NC, 1 Feb 1780, prv’d Apr 1780. Leonard (L) and wife Ann (x) Green to Samuel Bonds, being 68 acres. Wit: William Haynes, Jacob Self.

Deed 13-779, Mecklenburg NC, 29 Jan 1789, prv’d Apr 1790. Samuel Bonds to Michael Garmon. Wit: William Potts, John McGuirt, Arch, White

5. Grant # 712, Cabarrus NC, ent. 19 Aug 1845, sur. 26 Sep 1845, iss. ______. Issued to SAMUEL W. ROGERS, being 90 acres on the waters of Anderson’s and Muddy Creek. The metes and bounds are from a hic. (corner of John E. Garmon or Freeman tact, running with his line) south 20 west 30 to pine & p. o. (near Hiram Bost corner), (with Bost’s line) north 60 west 120 to p. o. & stake (on the Dutch Road), (up said road) north 10 east 54 to stake & w. o. stump (on said road, James A. Garmon’s corner), (with three of his lines) south 87 east 27 to w. o., south 50 east 58 (crossing the Fayetteville road) to p. o., north 56 east 76 to p. o. (by said road, Alphonsa Garmon corner), (with his line) north 60 east 106 tp dead pine & p. o. (a corner of the Petray tract), (with three of said lines) south 22 west 64 to p. o., south 45 west 84 to pine, south 20 west 42 to pine & p. o. (on Garmon or Freeman line), then north 20 west 20 to begin. The plat locates the crossing of Dutch and Fayetteville roads in 1845. This crossroads is located a south and west of the crossing of present day Hwy’s 24-27 and 601 CC: James H. K. Rodgers, John N. G. Rogers.

6. Deed 17-398, Mecklenburg NC, 12 Nov 1789, prv’d Apr 1800. Geo. Graham Esq. late sheriff of Mecklenburg to Henry Smith. The metes and bounds are from a hic. (on the bank of the river) north 80 west 14 ch to pine, south 20 west 11 ch to p.o, south 45 west 21 ch to pine, south 20 west 36 ch to p.o. (on Meeting House Branch), then down the courses of the branch to the river and up the river to Henry Smith’s old corner., then around his old land to begin. (not represented by the plat to the left) Wit: Charles T. Alexander.

Deed 15-99, Mecklenburg NC, 14 Aug 1793, prv’d Jul 1795. Andrew Alexander, Sheriff of Mecklenburg to Leonard Huise, being 125 acres on Rocky River. The metes and bounds are from a pine (on Michael Garmon’s line and with his line) north 80 west 52 to pine (said Garmon’s corner), south 29 west 52 to p. o., south 62 west 80 p. o. to pine, south 8 east 40 to p. o., south 50 east 80 to pine, south 5 west 24 (by a branch), (down said branch) south 74 east 26 to r. o. (on bank of branch), (down the branch) south 56 east 60 to b.o., south 50 east 22 to w. o. (on river bank), (up the river) north 15 east 20 to ash, south 82 west 26 to p. o. (his own corner), then to begin. Also included in this conveyance was another tract of 26 acres situated on the waters of Muddy Creek. Wit: Tho’s McFaddon.

Deed 11-282, Cabarrus NC, 16 Feb 1830, prv’d Apr 1830. Jacob Petre to John Beckwith & Co. of Wake County NC. Situated on the west side of Rocky River, this tract has changed a little in shape and length of lines. The branch on the southern line is now known as “the Malling branch” adjoining the ‘Rung’ land as it meanders to the river. Wit: Isaac Watson, J. W. Means.

Deed 17-237, Cabarrus NC, 26 Feb 1845, prv’d _______. Laird Alexander & Cyrus C. Alexander & Green H. Swearengen to Hartwell S. Love.

7. Deed 7-84, Mecklenburg NC, 7 Apr 1779. Thomas Polk, Attorney for David Oliphant to Adam Garmon. SHADED IN RED on the key map, this tract is 72 acres and on the “waters of Rockie River neigh the Caplsse Meeting House.” The tail from a letter “g” in a line above crosses over and make it hard to read what appears to be “Caplsse.” The description likely calls out “neigh the Baptist Meeting House.” The metes and bounds are from a b. j. north 27 east 132 to b. o., north 65 west 80 to p. o., south 31 west 189 to pine, then to begin. Wit: Wm. Polk, Phillip Miller.

Deed 11-31 Mecklenburg NC, 12 Sep 1779, prv’d ____. Adam (A) and wife ________(X) Garmon to Henry Kent. (from F-1, Wake NC), Henry Kent, and also signed by Martha Kent, of Mecklenburg NC sold to Davie Strait 125 acres on Utley Creek in Wake County adjoining Sampson Wood. The land was granted to Henry Kent 1 Apr 1780. Wit: Sampson Holland, Sampson Wood. With one major exception, this land description is the same as that from deed 7-85 above. In this deed, the wording clearly states the land is “near the Baptist Church.” Identified in land records, the branch running below this tract towards Rocky River is known as Meeting House Branch. It was known by that name up through the mid 1840’s when it took on the name “John Garmon’s branch.” A man named Hezekiah Bryant once lived nearby before removing to Tennessee. His revolutionary War pension application states he was born in SC, entered the revolutionary war in Wake County NC, and thereafter married Mary, a daughter of John Powell in then Mecklenburg County NC. The marriage bonds were posted at “Haynes Meeting House.” No such bond survives in the records of Mecklenburg County. But there was a William Haynes who owned lands nearby to this tract. There is an ancient cemetery located on a most beautiful knoll over looking the watershed of Meeting house Branch. Though not readable, I did find two stones with writing. In 1933 Clark Howell, editor of the Atlanta Constitution, wrote a Howell family history in which he states that the mother of Joseph Howell is buried at “Hains Church Yard” In Cabarrus County. The present day owner of the land surrounding the cemetery had been told the it may belong to the Green Family. It is my belief the cemetery is the resting spot for those who attended Haynes Meeting House, Contemporary to the earliest records of Rocky River Baptist Church, apparently this is an expansion of an early arm of Sandy Creek Baptist springing from Chatham County NC. Isaac Garmon later owned this land along with that wrapping around it. Witnesses for this deed are Rees Shelby and Leonard Green.

7. Deed 13-892, Mecklenburg NC, 18 Jun 1785, prv’d Apr 1791. Thomas Harris Esq., late Sheriff of Mecklenburg NC to Isaac Garmon. Wit: Charles Harris, Isaac Garmon. Being 100 acres on Rocky River “Running round his old survey.” Wrapping around the west side of the red shaded tract identified above, the metes and bounds are from p. o. (on the wagon road) south 60 east 116 to pine, south 27 west 40 to small p. o. (his old corner), (with his line) north 63 west 80 to p. o., south 31 west 134 to pine (his corner), (with his open line) south 35 east 90 to b. j. (his corner), south 26 west 76 to b. j., west 80 to b. o., north 22 west 80 (near David Powell’s line) to stake, then to begin. Wit: Charles Harris, Wm. Cupples.

Deed 5-14, Cabarrus NC, 18 Oct 1803, prv’d _____. Isaac Garmon to John Reed. Wit. James Love, Jonah Love.

Deed 10-30, Cabarrus NC, ____1811, prv’d _____. John Reed Sen’r to Henry Reed. Being two pieces of land on the west side of Rocky River adjoining each other “put in one tract” so as to make up 200 acres where “the said Henry Reed now lives.” Wit: William Creaton.

Deed 10-367, Cabarrus NC, 15 Apr 1826, prv’d Oct 1826. Daniel Sossamon to Tobias Klutts. Being 122 acres on the southwest side of Rocky River on a branch of same. The metes and bounds are now from a stake, (east side of Charleston Road, south 60 east 120 to a stake, then south 25 west 172 (along Garmon’s line) to w. o ) corner of Elizabeth Leopard, north 65 west 146 to stake (corner of Leopards), then north 30 east 186 to begin. Wit: Henry Reed, Wm. Gilliam.

Deed 12-79, Cabarrus NC, 1833, prv’d—. Tobias Klutts to Green M. Burkhead, being the same 172 acres as described in Deed 10-367 above. Wit. Robert S. _____, & Sam’l C. Klutts.

8. Deed 3-316, Cabarrus NC, 6 Nov 1799, prv’d _____. James Brown to John Brown.

Deed 3-317, Cabarrus NC, 15 Aug 1800, prv’d _____. John Brown to Michael Garmon. Being 98 acres, the metes and bounds are from b. o. north 32 east 40 to pine, north 55 east 40 to small p. o., north 60 to two pines (on a small branch), north 20 west 54 to pine, north 68 west 38 to hic., south 24 west 148 (along Isaac Garmon’s line) to stake, north 60 east 3 to b. j. (Isaac Garmon’s corner), south 82 to pine, south 53 east 26 to hic., then to begin. Wit: ______________

Deed 13-394, Cabarrus NC, 15 Nov 1841. prv’d ____. John E. Garmon to James S. Burkhead. Wit: Henry Garmon. To settle debts, John Garmon sold all his standing crop, household furniture and the 98 acres tract adjoining J. S. Burkhead and David Kiser. Wit: Henry Garmon.

10. Deed 5-190, Cabarrus NC, 17 Feb 1804, prv’d ____. Calip Wolfe to Peter Long. Being 60 acres, the metes and bounds are: from ash (on the bank of the river at the mouth of Meeting House Branch) south 5 east 16 to large w. o. (Kiser’s corner), (with his line) south 70 west 66 to pine (at his corner), (his other line) south 48 to pine, south 75 west 104 to pine, north 64 west 18 to p. o. sapling (in Michael Garmon’s line, north 58 east 48 to p. o. (Garmon’s corner), (with this other line) 70 poles to two pines on branch, then down the Meeting House Branch to the begin. Jurat: James Little, (Bonner (x) Bird.

Deed 5-194, Cabarrus NC, 26 Oct 1795, prv’d ____. George Graham Esq., late sheriff of Mecklenburg to Calib Wolf by his agent Charles T. Alexander. Being two tracts. The first of which contains 60 acres “which was conveyed from Calib Wolf to Peter Long. Beginning at an ash at the mouth of Meeting House Branch & runs courses… (turn back to page 190).” The second tract ————————– Wit: Charles T. Alexander, David Kiser.

Deed 5-191, Cabarrus NC, 1 Aug 1804, prv’d Jan 1805. Peter (x) Long to George Kiser. Being 60 acres at the mouth of Meeting House Branch. Wit: Samuel McCurdy.

Deed 6-44, Cabarrus NC, 22 Oct 1805, Oct 1805. George Kiser to David Kiser. This 60 acres is the second of two tracts conveyed. The first tract is for 53 acres adjoining tract two. (See 1-164 above). Wit: Mark Kiser, Esther ( ^ ) Keiser.

11. Deed 1-164, Cabarrus NC, 26 Feb 1779, prv’d Apr 1795. Wm. Polk of then Mecklenburg to George Kyser. Being 53 acres on the south side of Rocky River below John Johnston’s. The metes and bounds are from b. o. (on the ridge) north 70 east 66 to l.o. (on the river bank), (down the river) south 33 east 80 to b. o., south 45 east 44 to p. o. (on river bank), north 86 west 120 to p. o. (in a draft), then to begin. Wit: Cha’s Polk.

Deed 6-44, Cabarrus NC, 22 Oct 1805, Oct 1805. George Kiser to David Kiser. This 53 acres is the first of two tracts conveyed. The second tract is 60 acres adjoining tract one and Meeting House Branch. (See 5-190 below). Wit: Mark Kiser, Esther ( ^ ) Keiser.

12. Deed 10-288, Cabarrus NC, 6 Nov 1824, prv’d Jul 1825. Being 230 acres from Thomas Kiser to Nathan Green. The metes and bounds are from a p.o (on the river bank), south 82 west 96 to p.o., west 126 to pine, south 42 west 90 to p.o. (in Garmon’s line), south 45 west 18 to hic. (in said line, McLarty’s corner), (with the division line between him & McLarty) east 174 to p.o., south 39 ½ east 110 to r.o. (the old line with said line), north 80 east 24 to bank of river, up the river to begin. Wit: Wm. Waddington, David Kiser.

Deed 29-36, Cabarrus NC, 10 Feb 1877, prv’d Sep 1878. James M. (x) and wife Elisabeth (x) Little to Eli Hinson. Being 230 acres known as “the Nathan Green land.” Adjoining lands of Michael Garmon to the north. Wit: J. C. Brumbley.

13. Deed 3-120, Cabarrus NC, 20 Jul 1798, prv’d ______. Allen Freeman Junior sold 95 acres to Henry Kegal (Cagle). The metes and bounds are from an elm (on the bank of the river, John Powell’s corner), north 31 west 46 to w.o., south 55 west 68 to p.o., north 19 west 86 to shoal (on Muddy Creek), then down the creek and up the river to begin. Jurat: (I) Polke Wit: Allen Freeman Sen’r.

4. Deed 7-31, Cabarrus NC, 6 Jan 1807. John (x) Powell to Alexander McLarty, being 208 acres on the waters of Rocky River. Beginning at an elm (on the river bank) north 25 west 50to wo, south 53 west 75 to po, north 53 west 30 to stake, north 5 west 73 to po, north 35 west 24 to pine, north 23 east 24 to pine, north 35 west 98 to po (near Kiser’s Road), north 37 east 92 to po, south 50 east 84 to box elder (on the river), then (down the river) to begin. Wit: John McLelland, Arch. McLarty, Jas. Little.

Deed 9-345, Cabarrus NC, 4 Apr 1812. Alexander McLarty to son James McLarty, for love and affection. Wit: Jemima H. Murdi, Wm. Weddington, David White.

Deed 14-397, Cabarrus NC, 16 Apr 1839. John Reed to Andrew Hartsell. Being all the land nested south of tract 12, east of tract 16 and north of tract 17. The point where this tract metes tract 12 at the river is now listed as joining Needtham Green and McLarty. Wit: George Barnhardt, Leonard Hartsell.

Deed 21-179, Cabarrus NC, 22 Nov 1860. J. L. Bundy, Esq. to Michael Garmon. By virtue of and execution issuing against the property of Nimrod Hartsell in sum of $400 was received to J. J. Long, Guardian of Watson _____ and said Nimrod Hartsell. This tract takes in tract 14 and extends up to take in tract 15. The metes and bounds are from a syc (on the river) north 79 west 40 to maple (on a branch), (up the meanders of the branch) north 55 west 56 to po, north 48 west 160 to po, (with Russell’s line) west 76 to hic, south 10 west 60 to po, south 44 east 60 to pine, south 46 east 56 (with Mark Kiser’s line) to bo, north 42 east 45 to po, south 46 east 73 to to pine, south 39 west 36 to po, south 31 east 80 to (Cagle’s corner near Kiser’s pond on Muddy Creek), with Kiser’s or Cagle’s line to and elm (on the river) then up the river to begin.

16. Deed 7-32, Cabarrus NC, 2 Nov 1805, prv’d Apr 1807. William (x) & John (x) Bugg to Alexander McLarty, being 240 acres on both sides of Muddy Creek joining the lands of Sd. McLarty on one side and George Kiser on the other. The metes and bounds are from a r. o. south 21 west 100 to pine, south 30 west 92 to pine, south 45 east 130 to pine & p.o., north 70 east 62 tp p.o., north 52 to p.o., north 30 east 36 to large w.o., north 77 east 122 to hic. grub & b.o. stump, north 38 east 12 to s.o., north 18 west 28 to dead pine, north 70 west 88 to b.o., north 20 east 52 to small p.o., north 60 west 104 to pine, then south 80 east 40 to p.o., then to begin. Wit: Cha’s T. Alexander. Jurat: Johnson Bigger.

17. Deed 3-301, Cabarrus NC, 14 Apr 1800, prv’d ____. Allen Freeman and his wife to Elizabeth, Mary, and Nancy Freeman, heirs of Clayborn Freeman, deceased. Being 100 acres on Muddy Creek and Rocky River. Wit: Gideon Freeman, Thomas Love.

Deed 8-70, Cabarrus NC, 27 Aug 1811, prv’d Jan 1812. Michael Howell & George Reed to George Long, being 100 acres “on the west side of Rocky River below Muddy Creek joining his own line. Wit: Henry Howell, Jurat: George Kiser.

18. Deed 4-283, Cabarrus NC, 3 Apr 1802, prv’d Jan 1804. Thomas (W) Wallace of Anson NC to John Polk. Being 100 acres on the west side of Rocky River. The metes and bounds are from a w. o. (on the river bank, Henry Cagle’s corner) north 39 west 134 to r. o., north 57 west 68 to p. o., north 44 east 98 to stake, south 56 east 142 to p. o., (along a hollow) south 35 east 12 to w. o., south 56 east 64 to b. o. (on bank of river), then down the river to begin. Wit: Henry (HK) Cagle. Jurat: William Polk.

Deed 7-82, Cabarrus NC, 4 Apr 1808, prv’d Apr 1808. John (I) Polk of Anson to George Long, being 100 acres. Wit: Robert Purser. Jurat: David Purviance.

19. Deed 7-125, Cabarrus NC, 16 Apr 1802, prv’d Jan 1809. Allen (A) Freeman of Mecklenburg to Henry Kagle. Being 100 acres adjoining George Kiser and John Polk. Metes and bounds are from p. o. (on river bank) north 30 west 48 to stump (near a house), (with George Kiser’s line) north 48 west 166 to stake (in said line), north 54 east 80 to p. o., south 57 east 60 to r. o., south 39 east 134 to w. o. (on bank of river), then down river to begin. Wit: Jacob (X) Steward. Jurat: John (I) Polke

Deed 7-131, Cabarrus NC, 16 Jan 1808, prv’d Jan 1809. Henry (HK) Kagle of Montgomery NC to George Long of same county. Being 100 acres. Wit: George Stokes, Jas. Little.

18 & 19. Deed 11-289, Cabarrus NC, 14 Apr 1830. Moses Archibald to Seneca Turner. “Whereas on the 20th day of Oct 1829, the said Archibald was joined in marriage with Ferebe J. Wallace, his present wife & the said Ferebe J. Wallace aforesaid was indebted at the time of her marriage with said Archibald ….in heritance from her father and former deceased husband …on the west side of Rocky River.” This deed is for the two tracts 18 & 19 on the key map.

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20. Distribution of George Kiser Estate. [This tract is subdivided into five thin parcels running from the river to the northwest. Starting in the southwest and moving to the northeast (not shown) the estate was divided amongst Susannah Evans, Mark Kiser, Sallie Kiser, and Archibald Kiser.] More on this tract later.

Conveyances In The Area of Tracts 17, 18, 19, and 20 as appears in the above.

A. Deed 7-88. Mecklenburg NC. David Oliphant to David Shelby.

B. Deed 1-162, Cabarrus NC, 19 Jul 1793, prv’d —. Andrew Alexander, Late Sheriff of Mecklenburg, to William Polk of Cabarrus. Being 499 acres on the “west side of Rocky River between Clear Creek & Muddy Creek and between the Charleston Road and the river. The metes and bounds are from a p.o. (on his old line and runs with Charles Polk’s line) north 25 west 216 to small b.o., south 66 west 66 to pine, north 40 east 90 to hic., south 80 east 140 to pine (near William Bugg’s line), north 58 east 96 to p.o., south 70 east 48 to pine, north 83 east 60 to pine (Thos. Polk’s corner), then with said line to begin. Wit: John Froman. Jurat: Paul Barringer

C. Deed ____, Cabarrus NC, 16 Jan 1816, prv’d Apr 1825. John McLellan, Esq. to George Cagle. Being 170 acres on the west side of Rocky River & the Charleston road. From an execution issuing from the Cabarrus Superior Court against Elisha Spiers for $640 recovered by the President of the State Bank of North Carolina. The metes and bounds are from a b.o. (on the side of the road, Charles Polk’s corner & runs with his line) east 128 to stump (in an old field his other corner), (with his other line) south 26 east 180 to stake (on the river bank), (up the river) north 43 w 24 to hic. (George Kizer Jun’s corner at the mouth of the branch), (with his line) north 52 west 40 to stake, north 36 east 120 to p.o. stump, north 22 west 126 to pine, north 55 west 186 to pine, south 26 west 130 to hic. (on or near Charles Polk’s line), (with Charles Polk’s line) to begin. Wit: R. McLellan, Rosannah McLellan.

Deed 12-345, Cabarrus NC, 6 Feb 1826, prv’d Apr 1826. George Cagle to George Kiser. Being 170 acres. Wit: George Long, Elizabeth (X) Long.

21. Deed 19-505, Mecklenburg NC, 27 Oct 1785, prv’d Jul 1809. William Polk to Charles Polk Senior, being 243 acres on the north side of Rocky River on both sides of the big run. The metes and bounds are from a b.o. (south side of the run near the head of a spring) north 20 east 140 to p.o., east 40 to p.o., south 7 east 135 to p.o., south 26 east 200 (crossing the run) to b.o. & s.o. (on the rivr bank), (down the river) south 43 west 24 to l.o., (on bank, Freeman’s corner), (with Freeman’s line) north 71 west 58 to pine (near path), north 88 west 220 to b.o. (Freeman’s other corner), then to begin. Wit: M Polk, James Kennedy.

 

By George Thomas
6101 Ballou Court
Raleigh, North Carolina
27609
geothos@bellsouth.net

Copyright © 2009 by George G. Thomas

SOUTH AND WEST Of MIDLAND

Key Map and Legal Descriptions of Grants and Conveyances
in Mecklenburg / Cabarrus Counties

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Located on and west of Hwy 601, and south or near Hwy 24/27 in the area of Midland NC.

1. Deed 10-332, Cabarrus NC, 6 Nov 1824. Alexander McLarty and John McLarty to Wm. McLarty, being 148 acres beginning at a wo (Sossamon’s corner) north 16 east 42 to ro, north 16 west 42 to po, north 20 east 22 to ro, north 70 east 80 to po, north 14, north 56 east 70 (in Irvin’s line) to bo north 16 west 9, south 78 west 38 to po. north 82 west 56 (by Newell’s fence) to ro, south 85 west 78, west 23 to bo, south 67 west 36 to stump, south 22 east 60 to sas, south 8 east 50 tp locust (near old house), south 32 east 52 to so, south 76 west 30 to hic, south 85 west 35 to bo, south 15 west 58 to po (joining Black’s), north 75 east 46 to hic, north 79 east 42 to po, north 39 east 16 to bo (near road), then to begin. Wit: Nathan Phillips, James Mc____.

2. Deed 14-328, Cabarrus NC, 28 Nov 1840. John C. Sossamon of Cabarrus and William A. Sossamon of Mecklenburg to Green H. Swearengen, being 106 acres on the north side of the south prong of Anderson’s Creek adjoining the lands of Thomas Erwin, Alexander McLarty, John M. Black, and others, being “the widow Sossamon’s dower of the old Ben Cochran place.” The metes and bounds are from a so (Alexander McLarty’s corner) south 16 west 41 o dead wo (John M. Black’s corner), south 27 east 17 to bj (Black’s corner), North 60 east 9 to stake (Black’s corner), south south 30 east 21 to bj, south 11 east 31 to two po (near a spring branch corner), south 51 east 3 to sassafras (below the spring Black’s corner), south 63 east 36 to stake (in the road, Black’s line and Swearngen’s corner), (with his line) north 50 east 141 (passing a corner of James S. Burkhead and crossing the spring branch to dogwood(where thje black oak stood, James S. Burkhead’s corner), (with his line) north 72 east 40 to bj (Burkhead’s corner), north 5 west 71 to po (on Thomas Irvin’s line, (with his line) south 77 west 14 to bj (Irvin’s corner), north 83 west 17 to dead hic (Irvin’s and Alexander McLarty’s corner), south 68 to pile of stone (Alexander McLarty’s), south 83 west 17 to dead hic (Irvin and Alexander McLarty’s), south 85 west 138 to begin.

3. Deed 12-126, Cabarrus NC, 20 Jan 1835. Wm. A. Archibald, high sheriff for a Vendelione Expoinas for sum of $200 issuing from Cabarrus against James S. Burkhead in which case said sum was recovered by John Reed. Lying on Anderson Creek, the metes and bounds are from a wo (on bank of creek) north 77 west 85 to wo, north 50 east 25 to bo, north 12 east 40 to bj, north 5 west 70 to po, north 77 east 46 to bj, north 40 east 12 to ro, south 40 east 72 to po, south 60 east 22 to ash, up the various courses of the creek to begin.

Deed 14-212, Cabarrus NC, 28 Jan 1837. William Newell (Trustee of Seneca Turner) to Green H. Swearengen. Wit: Wm. H. Archibald, Daniel A. Penich.

Deed 14-225, Cabarrus NC, 12 Feb 1839, prv’d Jan 1840. Green H. Swearengen to William Bost and heirs and assigns in trust “for the sale and separate use of Belinda Burkhead & her heirs.” Wit: John S. Garmon.

Estate Record, Cabarrus NC. Lot #3 in the division of William Bost’s estate. For daughter Belinda who married James S. Burkhead.

4. Estate Record, Cabarrus NC, 16 Feb 1827. Lot #2 in the division of William Bost’s lands. For daughter Delila, wife of Green H. Swearengen. Beginning at a wo (on the creek) north 77 west 85 to wo, south 50 west 116 stake (near a road), south 73 east 58 to wo, north 85 east 12 to wo, south 59 east 29 to ro, south 80 east 36 to bj, north 36 east 55 to po (in a hallow), south 65 east 52 to bj, north 50 east 12 to bj, north 55 west 52 to bj, then north 8 east 18 to begin.

Deed 11-420, Cabarrrus NC, 10 Nov 1830, prv’d Jan 1832. Stephen Fox & J. M. Wilson of Mecklenburg & Wm. E. White of York District SC to G. W. Swearengen. Wit: W. Morrison. [Land situated on the southern branch of Anderson joining Sam Black and others.]

5. —— Cabarrus NC, ———— . Heirs of Wm. S. Alexander to Teresa Harris, being 191 acres south of Anderson Creek. Note that tract #5 includes the adjoining tract shaded in red as shown in the key map. Beginning on the creek at and ash, south 60 east 13 (with White’s line) to a po, South 22 west 24 to dog, south 56 east 78 to po, north 54 east 54 to bj (by a road), south 20 east 22 to po, (with Garmon’s line) south 20 to po, south 25 east 58 to wo (joining Bost’s land, south 50 west 118 to po, sough 80 west 86 to pond by Reed’s fence beginning of 130 acre tract at a road), north 42 west 90 to three dogs, north 30 east 60 6o bj, north 8 east 18 to wo (on back of creek), then down the creek to begin.

Deed 8-198, Cabarrus NC, 20 Jan 1812, prv’d Jan 1813. Robert McMurray, Sheriff, to Dempsey Reed by his agent Elisha Spiears. The land is situated between the waters of Anderson and Muddy Creek. a totally different shape than the above combined tracts, there are enough lines of survey that match to indicate this is the same land as above. The metes and bounds are from a p.o. (near a pond at the crossroads) north 45 west 90 to 3 dogwoods, north 35 east 60 to b.j., south 44 east 54 to b.j., north 31 east 80 to po, south 56 east 80 to p.o. (Reed’s old corner), (with Samuel White’s line) north 54 east 54 to b.j. (Samuel McCurdy’s corner), south 20 to p.o., south 25 west 60 to w.o., south 50 west 120 to p.o., then to begin. The legal description for this conveyance identifies 130 acres adjoining lands of Samuel White, Samuel McCarty, and the ‘pond near the crossroads.’ Wit: Malcolm McBride, Andrew Cromwell.

Deed 9-72, Cabarrus NC, 9 Jul 1811 Jacob Sossamon to Dempsey Reed and Dempsey Reed to Wm. S. Alexander. “Being part of the plantation tract where the said Sossamon now lives” and is bounded as follows (viz.) Lying on the south side of the south fork of Anderson’s Creek beginning at the mouth of a branch on the east side of the creek. Wit: Alphonsa Alexander , Ira Wallace.  This tract is shaded in red as shown in the key map. Possibly a grant for this small tract or land nearby, (Grant #566, Cabarrus NC) for 49 acres was surveyed for Jacob Sossamon on 22 Mar 1823. The metes ad bounds are from a so (a corner of James White’s and his own land) west 124 to po (his own and McClarty’s Heirs corner), north 12 to po (sd. McLarty’s corner), north 24 east 62 to bj (sd. McLarty’s and Thomas Ervin’s corner), north 45 east 74 to stake (on James White’s line), then (sd line) to begin.

Deed 9-101, Cabarrus NC, Apr 1814. Dempsey Reed to William S. Alexander. Wit: John McLennan, John Black.

6. Deed 8-486, Cabarrus NC, 7 Dec 1813, prv’d Apr 1826. Jesse Whitaker to Thomas Erving of Mecklenburg, being 132 acres on the Middle fork of Anderson Creek. Beginning at a mulberry (Wallace’s corner) south 16 west 70 (crossing the creek) to hic, south 11 west 38 to bo, south 17 east 19 to bj, (with Sossamon’s line) south 68 east 106 to ro, north 46 east 48 to large hic (a corner of the old tract and then with the old line) north 72 east 58 to po (White’s corner, then with his line) north 18 west 44 (crossing the creek) to bo, north 19 west 44 to po, north 32 west 132 (with McKinley’s line) to hic, (with division line) south 55 west 60 to stake (on a road in a glade), south 67 west 17 to bo, south 10 west 38 to stake, south 68 east 9 to begin. Jurat: Jno McClellan.

7. Deed 8-384, Cabarrus NC, 15 Apr 1784, Apr, 1815. Samuel McCurdy to Michael Garmon, being 292 acres. The key map tract #7 shows only the southern tip or appendage of a much larger tract. Beginning at 3 elms, south 72 east 52 (Morgan’s line) to Rock, south 48 east 48 (Morgan’s line) to po (John Caruther’s corner), south 45 west 71 to hic, south 13 west 52 to pop, north 83 west 22 to pop, south 22 west 24 to hic, north 75 west 15 to dog, south 43 west 15 to hic, west 49 to bg, south 4 west 105 to map (in a branch), south 45 west 85 to wo, north 38 west 58 to po, north 25 west 22 to bj, north 20 east 47 to po, north 66 east 40 to ro, north 35 west 33 to po, north 29 east 62 to pine, north 40 west 18 to stake (foot of pine hill), north 7 west 26 to po, north 73 east 88 (crossing creek in Morgan’s line) to ro, north 6 east 33 to stake, south 65 east 50 to stake, north 64 east 40 to begin. Wit: Jno. McLellan, Wm. Gilliam.

Deed 2-525, Cabarrus NC 23 Jan 1798. Adam Eager to Samuel McCurdy, being 218 acres of land “Bought of John Caldwell.” The northern boundaries of this tract are the same as in deed 8-384 above. The southern bounds are different and take in a small state grant to Adam Edger. This tract joins John Carothers on its south end and Samuel White on the north. This tract encompasses (Grant #77, Cabarrus NC) ent. 26 Nov. 1794, iss. 20 Dec 1797 to Adam Edger. The metes and bounds of this smaller grant are from a pine (his own old line) south 24 west 66 to po, south 35 east 49 to so, north 78 east 70 (near his own old line), then north 40 west 108 to begin. CC: Hugh Edger, Adam Edger.

[Interesting Side Notes… (Deed 9-349, Cabarrus NC), 8 Sep 1801. Hugh Edger, Late of Mecklenburg NC and now farmer, of Washington County PA appointed Archibald White Senr. of Cabarrus, attorney, to recover from Amos Balch of the Barrony of Cumberland west of the mountains a good title for 500 acres (location not identified). Wit: James Edgar, Sam’l White]

Deed 3-370, Cabarrus NC, 26 Aug 1789. Amos Balch of Greene County NC to Archibald White of Mecklenburg NC, being 1967 acres on both sides of Sugar Creek, a branch of Duck River in the County of Hawkin. The land lies between Andrew Campbell and William Balch lands, being a part of 5,000 acres granted to Amos Balch by letters patent bearing date 10 Jul 1788.

Deed 9-501, Cabarrus NC, 19 Apr 1821. John Phillips to John R. White, being 62 Acres on both sides of Anderson Creek joining the lands of John Carrothers and Samuel McCurdy. Shown in shaded red between map key tracts 7 and 8, the survey begins by a fence on the flint hill, runs north 13 east 58 to pop, north 88 west 22 to pop, south 22 west 24 to hic, north 75 west 26 to dog (by a spring), south 43 west 14 to hic, west 40 to bg, south 4 west 110 to pine, south 53 west 20 to wo, south 60 east 50 to bo, north 32 east 140 to begin. Wit: Samuel Mccurdy, Nathan Phillips. [This land was sold from Sam C. Taylor and wife Francine to Leroy Stowe on 18 Oct 1852. At that time the land adjoined “widow Bost.”]

8. Deed 15-303, Mecklenburg NC, 12 Dec 1789. Geo Graham, Late Sheriff of Mecklenburg) to John Carothers. Beginning at a wo north 40 east 26 to wo (Garmon’s corner), south 68 east 180 to po (Garmon’s corner), north 39 east 78 po (Osborn’s corner), (with Osborn’s line) north 60 west 68 to bo (Osborn’s corner), north 20 east 100 to gum (Osborn’s corner), north 35 west 36 to pine his own corner), (with his own line) south 31 west 93 (to his own corner), south 73 west 84 wo (his own corner), north 9 west 79 (his own line to his own corner) south 54 west 250 to stake, then back to begin.

Deed 11-17, Cabarrus, 20 Oct 1825. Nathaniel Phillips (Exe. of the estate of John Carothers dec’d) to William Bost.

From the Estate of William Bost:

Known as Tract #4 in the Estate of William Bost, 16 Feb 1829 to Mary Elizabeth Bost who is intermarried with Turner. This is the western half of key map tract # 8. This tract was sold (deed 11-216, Cabarrus NC) by Seneca Turner to Wm. H. Archibald on 20 Jun 1829.

Known as Tract #5 in the Estate of William Bost, 16 Feb 1829 to Hiram Bost.
Deed 11-118, Mecklenburg NC, 4 Feb 1782. Being the grey shaded section to the north of key tract 8, “John Carrothers to daughter Mary for Natural Love and Affection which he hath & bequeath unto the said Mary Carrothers, his daughter and also for better maintenance of said Mary” This conveyance is to take place after the death of wife Eleanor. Being 105 acres beginning at a bo north 22 east 80 to bo, south 82 west 100 to so, south 51 west 50 to hic, south 15 east 32 to hic, south 55 west 48 to bo, south 9 east 74 tp hic and 4 wo, north 73 easst 84, then north 31 east 93 to begin. Dated 4 Jan 1824, Moses Clay, John Clay, Hiram Brown, Isham Clay, and Charles Townsend sold this same piece of land (10-146 Cabarrus NC) to William Bost.

9. Deed ____, Mecklenburg NC, 7 Apr 1779. Thomas Polk, Att. for David Oliphant to Christopher Osborn. Being 87 acres on the waters of Anderson Creek. Beginning at a wo (his other corner) south 62 west 94 to po, south 76 west 60 to bo, north 60 west 110 to bo, north 25 east 98 to corner, then to beginning. Witnesses: Wm. Barker, E. Brevard.

Deed 6-1, Cabarrus NC, 5 Dec 1801, prv’d Apr 1805. George Harris to Jonathan Osborn, being 86 acres on the south side of Anderson’s Creek “joining his own land and Elisha Speirs land said in a state grant to the said Osborn to be William Speirs land.” The metes and bounds mention Christopher Osborn lines and John Carother’s corner. Wit: E. Speirs.

10. Grant #293, Cabarrus NC, ent. 13 Dec 1803, sur. 23 Feb 1804, iss. 24 Feb 1805. Being 118 acres granted to Jonathan Osborn. Lying on both sides of Anderson’s Creek, the metes and bounds are from a wo (his own corner by a pond and running with his line) north 14 west 46 to bo (Christopher Osborn’s corner), (with his line)south 200 to pine, south 21 west 60 to bj, south 39 west 6 to bj, (with Wm. Speirs line) north 3 west 36 to pine (sd. Speirs corner), (with his line) south  54 west 58 to ro (sd. Speirs corner) (with his line) west 68 to po (sd. Speirs corner in Michael Garmon’s line), (with sd line) north 25 east 76 to po (in a branch, sd. Garmon’s line & John Carrother’s corner), (with said Carrother’s line) north 50 east 6 to po (sd. Carrother’s corner in his old line), (with his line) north 26 east 60 to po (his own corner), (with his own line)north 76 east 60 to po (his own corner), (with his own line) north 62 east 40 to stake (in sd. line), north 40 to stake (in or near his own line), (with his line)north 67 west 154 to gum (his own and John Carrother’s corner), south (with his own line) to begin. this is the same land at in deed 6-1 above. CC: James Clay, Jonathan Osborn.

Deed 9-522, Cabarrus NC, 9 Feb 1805, prv’d Jul 1821. Jonathan Osborn of Cabarrus to William Bost, being 118 acres on Anderson creek confirmed to the said Osborn by state deed. Wit: James N. McKinley, Wm. McLellan.

11. Deed 11-320, Cabarrus NC, 7 Dec 1811, Oct 1830. Rob’t McMurry, Esq. (Sheriff of Cabarrus) to Sam’l Black by his agent Elias Spears. Being 100 acres in Tract 2 on the headwaters of Anderson Creek. Beginning at a stake (in his own old line) north 40 west 80 to bj (in Jacob Sossamon’s line), south 38 west 20 to po, south 79 west 42 to large hic, south 75 west 46 to small po, south 60 west 23 to bo, south 17 west 218 to bo, south 10 east 36 to pine, south 42 east 120 to bj (on the side of the road), south 74 east 40 to po (his old corner), (then with his own and his father’s line) to the beginning. Wit: E. Spears, S. Harris.

Deed 8-105, Cabarrus NC, 25 Feb 1834. Samuel Black to John M. Black being 100 acres “on the north side of the plantation” beginning at a dog (on Green H. Swearengen’s line and with his line) 61 west 60 to the spring to a sas, north 20 west 4 to two small po, north 14 west 30 to bj (Sossamon’s corner in the lane), north 37 west 21 to stake (in the road), south 40 west 9 to bj, north 21 west 17 to wo stump (in McLarty’s line), south 13 west 8 to ro, south 38 west 18 to po, south 78 west 96 to po (supposed corner between Black and McLarty), north 80 west 58 to bo, south 42 to begin. Wit: Robert McEachen, William G. Black.

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13. Deed 10-319, Cabarrus NC, date_______. Rob’t McMurry, Sheriff to Sam Black. Being 32 acres beginning at a po (his own corner) south 11 east 94 to bo, south 31 west 34 to pine, south 71 west 44 to hollow, north 62 west 16 to wo, north 4 east 34 to stake in old line, then to begin. Wit:______________

14. Deed 11-42, Cabarrus NC, 10 Mar 1821, James W. Morgan to Green H. Swearengen, being land on the south branch of Anderson Creek. Beginning at a po (Washington Reed and Laird H. Harris corner) north 42 west 100 to 3 dogs (Harris’s corner), north 8 east 14 to stake, south 31 west 58 to bj (Swearengen corner), north 82 west 36 to bo (Sam Black corner), South 11 east 108 to stake (in Black’s line and Peggy McLellan’s corner), north 70 east 74 to bo (said McClellan and Reed corner), north 40 east 20 to po (Reed corner), then to begin. Wit: Jos (x) Howell.

15. Deed 20-522, Cabarrus NC, 5 Aug 1858, prv’d Feb 1859. Elias McLellan (agent for Margaret McLellan) to Joseph R. McLellan. Being 160 acres, situated on the headwaters of Muddy Creek, beginning at a hic or pine (near branch on John C Sossamon’s corner) south 73 east 70 to po (Wiley Carricker’s corner), (with Wiley Carricker’s line north 72 east 65 to pine, north 33 east 68 to bj (by Carricker’s barn), north 71 west 18 to bj, north 30 west 52 to hic, north 32 west 66 to hic, north 68 west 27 to bo, north 50 west 32 (with James A. Cagle’s line) to persimmon, north 55 west 35 to pine, north 10 west 28 to so (G. H. Swearengen), south 51 west 10 to bo, south 72 west 60 to (Joseph M. Black’s corner), south 14 west 43 to bj, south 3 east 33 to so, south 15 west 10 to bj (Levi Carricker’s corner), south 34 east 154 (with Levi Carriker’s line) to begin. Wit: Levi Carricker, J. C. Burne.

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Made of smaller combined tracts, this land changes shape and size over time.
Some of the related conveyances are as follows:

Deed 15-93, Mecklenburg NC, 20 Aug 1793, prv’d. Andrew Alexander Sheriff of Mecklenburg to Mary Johnston. In the above blow-up, this tract is represented by the BLACK SHAPE. Being 50 acres on the waters of Muddy Creek. The metes and bounds are from b.o. (Michael Garmon’s corner south 32 east 70 to pine, south 66 west 74 to b.j., south 9 west 40 to pine, south 32 west 80 to stake, west 50 to stake, then to begin. Wit: _____

Deed 4-92, Cabarrus NC, 10 Aug 1801. Mary Johnston to Rufus Johnston. Being the same fifty acres. In this conveyance, the land is identified as lying on Meadow Creek.

Deed 7-4, Cabarrus NC, 21 May 1801, prv’d Apr 1807. Thomas Black of Montgomery County to Aaron Wallace. Being 30 acres, this is the second of two adjoining tracts conveyed that creates the northern boundary (RED) in the image above. The metes and bounds are from a p.o. (near Michael Garmon’s corner and with his line) south 11 west 62 to b.o. (Garmon’s corner), south 87 west 18 to b.o. (Mary Johnston’s corner), south 3 east 24 to w.o. (Johnston’s other corner), north 26 west 22 to b.o., north 26 east 16 to b.o., north 44 west 48 to r.o., west 182 to p.o., then to begin. Wit: John Black. Jurat: Samuel White.

Deed 18-404, Mecklenburg NC, 5 Dec 1801. George Harris, Sheriff of Mecklenburg to Thomas Black.

Deed 7-4, Mecklenburg NC, 21 May 1806, prv’d Apr 1807. Thomas Black of Montgomery County to Aaron Wallace, being one of two adjoining tracts conveyed. In the image above, this tract is represented by the SHADED RED, PINK, and BLACK areas excluding the southern black area and western red point. Containing 153 acres, the metes and bounds are from a b.o. south 32 east 70 to pine, south 66 west 74 to b.j., south 9 west 12 to pine, north 82 west 80 to b.j., north 70 west 18 to b.j., north 30 west 48 to hic., north 67 west 28 to b.o., north 54 west 20 to per., north 49 west 30 to pine, north 40 west 22 to s.o., north 50 east 22 to p.o., east 182 to r.o., south 44 east 48 to b.o., south 26 west 16 to b.o., south 26 east 26 to w.o., then to begin. The next plat adjoins this land on the north and northeast sides. Wit: John Black. Jurat: Samuel White.

Deed 19-402, Cabarrus NC, 2 Jan 1828. Wm. McAnulty and Wm. Weddington, Executors of the will of John M. Wallace to John Garmon. In the image above, this tract is represented by the SHADED RED, PINK, and BLACK areas excluding the southern black area and western red point. Wit: A. Towndsend, David White.

Deed 12-507, Cabarrus NC, 12 Apr 1826, prv’d Jul 8 1836. Jeremiah W. Reed to John and Washington Reed, “all men of color”. Being 128 acres adjoining Green H. Swerengen, John Garmon, Laird H. Harris, & others. The metes and bounds are from p.o. (Swearengen & Harris corner) south 50 west 26 to s.o. (Peggy MCLelland’s corner), (with her line through the field) south 40 east 28 to pine stump, south 55 east 35 to persimmon, south 50 east 30 to b.o., south 68 east 27 to large hic. (out of the field), south 30 east 22 to b.j., south 71 east 18 to b. j. (near the road), south 82 east 55 to b.j. (on the old line), (with Laird H. Harris line, the dividing line through the tract) north 116 to stake, then to begin. Wit: G. H. Swearengen.

Deed 14-358, Cabarrus NC, 22 Oct 1835. L. B. Krimminger Sheriff to Wm. C. Means, being 128 acres sold due to debt owed by Geo. W. Reed and John W. Reed which was recovered by King and Mervin. The land is now adjoining H. B. Taylor, Jno. Garmon, Jos. McLellan, G. H. Swearengen, Starns, and J. M. Gray Company.

Deed 15-145, Cabarrus NC, 19 Oct 1843. Lewis B. Krimminger, Sheriff of Cabarrus to William C. Means. Being 128 acres, where by virtue of an execution issuing form Cabarrus County against Edward Pitman for $559.54 which sum was recovered by Margaret Smith.

Deed 19-403, Cabarrus NC, 19 Feb 1844, prv’d Sep 1854. Wm. C. Means to John S. Garmon, being 128 acres. Wit: Nathan Gougenhaimer, J. S. Burkhead.

Deed 18-399, Cabarrus NC, 8 Sep 1854, prv’d Sep 1854. Wiley and Moses W. Karricker of Cabarrus to James E. Mallory of City and County of New York in the state of New York. Now being 251 ½ acres, the metes and bounds are from a bo (McLellan’s line), south 82 east 60 to stake (formerly pine, McLellan’s corner), north 9 east 20 to bj (Dell Reed’s corner) north 67 east 98 to hic sprout (on Garmon’s line), north 29 west 92 to bo, north 11 west 66 tp stake (Seneca Turner’s corner), south 86 west 100 to stake, (then beginning at the stake, John Garmon’s corner) south 86 west 144 to po (Green H. Swearengen’s corner), south 52 west 50 to so, McLellan’s former, (with his line) south 40 east 28 to pine stump, south 53 east 33 to per, south 66 east 27 to hic, south 26 east 24 to bj, south 20 east 32 to stake, south 69 east 18 to bj, south 75 east 54 to bj (the beginning corner at he end of McLellan’s lane.) Wit: Sam’l Lowrie, William Ritchards.

18. Deed 19-674, Mecklenburg NC, 18 Oct 1783, prv’d. John Nelson to Michael Garmon, being 99 acres on both sides of Muddy Creek. The metes and bounds are from a b.o. (south side of creek) north 60 east 50 to pine (on the creek), north 14 west 160 to w.o., north 13 west 70 to p.o., north 54 west 43 to p.o., south 25 west 100 (Crossing the creek) to w.o., then to begin. Wit: ________

19. Deed 13-743, Mecklenburg NC, 12 Dec 1789, prv’d Jan 1790. George Graham esq., late sheriff to Michael Garmon. Being 100 acres sold for taxes. The metes and bounds are from a wo (his own old corner, with his line) north 13 east 70 to po (his own corner), (with his line) north 54 west 52 to po, south 25 west 114 to gum, south 60 west 50 to b.o., north 12 west 60 to b.j., north 46 east 106 to wo, south 68 east 180 to p.o., south 22 west 100 to stake, then to begin. Wit: Chas. T. Alexander

20. Grant ____ , Cabarrus NC, ent 20 Sep 1856, iss 23 Sep 1856. Being 45 acres on Muddy Creek adjoining Henry Long and others. Beginning at a dog (formerly a stake) (formerly Garmon, now H. Long’s and James W. McAnulty and runs with Long’s line south 23 west 143 to ro (formerly a pine in the field of Long and James W. McAnulty other corner), north 11 west 164 to po (formerly a wo McAnulty and others), south 70 east 94 to begin. CC: D. Still, Henry Long.

Deed 20-230, Cabarrus NC, 3 Dec 1856. Henry Howell to Thomas A. Still, being 35 acres on Muddy Creek. Beginning at a stake and dog, (formerly Garmon, now McAnulty) south 23 west 143 to ro and pine (Long and James W. McAnulty corner), north 11 west 164 to wo and po (McAnulty and others), south 70 east 94 to begin. Wit: Jesse D. Still.

21. Deed 15-42 Mecklenburg NC, 27 Oct 1794, prv’d Oct 1784. Andrew Alexander, Sheriff, to Elisha Spears. Land “on the west side of the Dutch Road adjacent to Jonathan Osborn and Michael Garmon.” Beginning at a pine running north 14 east 100 (crossing a road) to a po, north 40, north 68 east 40 to bj, north 16 west 24 to bo, north 84 west 26 to pine, south 54 west 54 to so, west 40 (on Garmon’s line) to po, south 10 west 18 (on Garmon’s line) to ro, south 68 west 160 (with Garmon’s open line) to stake, then to begin.

Deed 10-113, Cabarrus NC, 17 Apr 1821, prv’d Jul 1823. John McLellan, late Sheriff of Cabarrus to William W. Speirs. The Sheriff took into custody and sold “a parcel of land the property of J. G. Spiers situated & being in the county of Cabarrus & on the waters of Anderson Creek butted and bounded as follows – Beginning at a pine in or near Michael Garmon’s land.” Wit: Allison Fleming. Jurat John McGinnes.

Estate of William Bost, deceased, Cabarrus NC, 6 Feb 1829. Being Lot #1, 170 acres to Katherine Long. Henry and Katherine Long of Union County sold the land (Deed 34-576 Cabarrus, 4 Apr 1873) now a slightly different shape and 200 acres to Alfred Allen of Cabarrus.

24. Grant #756, Cabarrus NC, ent. 26 May 1855, sur. 30 Nov 1855, iss. 25 Aug 1856. Issued to I S. Linker, being 201 ½ acres on Muddy Creek adjoining the lands of Jos. S. Black and others. This tract is identified in the key map as #24, being all the RED AND NON SHADED land outlined in a course black line. The metes and bounds are from a hic (Jos S. Black’s corner) north 82 ½ west 97 ½ to stake (Jos. S. Black’s corner), south 35 west 45 1.2 to b.j. (Black’s other corner), south 85 west 30 ½ to (Dr. Leventhorpe’s) corner, south 2 east 90 to dog (formerly a hic. (Dr. Leventhorpe’s corner), south 55 ½ east 10 to pine (Linker’s own corner), south 78 east 73 to b.j. (Linker’s corner), south 54 ½ east 64 to p.o., south 65 east 26 to p.o. (Morrison’s corner), north 43 east 17 (crossing a branch) to stone (McLellan’s corner), south 72 east 57 (crossing a branch) 57 to w.o. (near the branch McLellan’s other corner), north 35 ½ west 89 ½ to stake, Swearengain’s corner), north 23 west 22 to pine (at a branch Swearengain’s corner), north 64 west 15 to p.o. (Swearengain’s corner), north 42 west 94 to p.o. (Swearengain’s corner), north 5 ½ west 80 to the beginning. CC: Elias McLellan, Jos. S. Black.

Grant # 771, Cabarrus NC, ent. 14 Mar 1868, sur. 5 Jun 1868, iss. 19 Aug 1868. Issued to ISAAC S. LINKER, being 14 ¾ acres on both sides of Muddy Creek adjoining the lands of Elias McLellan, W. H. Clay, J. H. Blair, and Wm. J, Morrison. This small tract is shaded PINK and is located at the southeast tip of key tract # 24 above. The metes and bounds are from a w.o. (near the creek, Blair’s & McLellan’s corner, running with McLellan’s line north 42 east 26 to dead pine (McLellan’s corner), (with McLellan’s line) north 27 west 65 to stake (in W. H. Clay’s line), (with Clay’s line) south 42 west 34 to hic. (Clay’s corner on Blair’s line), (with Blair’s line) south 35 ½ east 60 to the beginning corner, (with two of Blair’s lines) north 71 west 57 to stone, south 43 west 17 to stake (Blair’s corner on Morrison’s line), south 48 east 7 to stake (McLellan’s corner on Morrison’s line), (with McLellan’s line east 60 to begin. CC: Joseph S. Black, Wm. H. Clay.

25. Grant # 725, Cabarrus NC, ent. 5 Mar 1847, sur. 8 Mar 1847, iss. 16 Dec 1847. Issued to G. H. SWEARENGEN and Joseph S. Black, the warrant is for 200 acres “adjoining the lands of John Black, David Long Dec’d, and his own lands and lands of others lying on the head waters of Muddy Creek.” This appears to be the same land that was issued to I. S. Linker as shown in grant # 756 above. The survey is for 11 ½ acres that appears to join the northeast side of # 756 above. The metes and bounds are from a hic. (a corner of David Long Dec’d) south 5 east 80 to p.o. (G. H. Swearengain corner), north 26 east 88 to p.o., (said Swearengen’s corner in or near John Black’s line), then west 45 to begin. CC: Wm. J. Teeter, E. C. Black.

26. Deed 21-57, Cabarrus NC, 12 Apr 1866. W. H. Clay to E. C. Black, being land on Muddy Creek joining Elias McLellan and others. Beginning at a hic I.S Linker’s north 35 west 32 to sg, north 25 west 22 to pine, north 9 west 145 to bj (in Levi Carriker’s line), (with Levi Carriker) south 75 east 154 to bj (Sossamon’s corner), south 14 west 18 (with McLellan) to bj, south 41 west 185 to hic.

27. Grant 759, Cabarrus NC, ent. 2 Oct 1855, sur. 5 Nov. 1855, iss. 9 Apr 1857. Issued to John C. Sossoman, being 13 ½ acres on Muddy Creek. The metes and bounds are from a stake (Sossamon’s and McLelands’s corner) south 75 east 70 to p.o. (Wiley Carriker’s & McLeland’s corner), south 22 ½ west 74 ½ to b.j. (Carriker & Swearengen corner), north 12 ½ east 18 to b. j. (H. M. Sossamon’s corner) north 30 ½ east 35 to p.o. (Sossamon’s other corner), north 45 west 41 to begin. CC: Wiley Carriker, William R. McLelland.

28. Deed 7-108, Mecklenburg NC, 13 Apr 1779, prv’d —. Being 176 acres on Muddy Creek, Thomas Polk for David Oliphant to Harden Warner. Wit: John Nelson, Phillip Miller.

Deed 13-483, Mecklenburg NC, 13 Jul 1788, prv’d ____________. Charles and wife Mary Townsend to Joseph Howell. 126 acres on Muddy Creek originally “surveyed for Harday Warner. Wit: Charles T. Alexander, Martin Means.

Deed 2-333, Cabarrus NC, 28 Dec 1795, prv’d Jul 1797. Joseph Howell and Margaret (XT) his wife to Lewis Underwood. Being 176 acres on Muddy Creek. Wit: Jonatathan Fink, John (x) Stewart.

Deed 8-149, Cabarrus NC, 1807, prv’d Jul 1812. David McKinley to Thomas McEachron. Being two tracts including this one now described as 188 acres. The land adjoins his own and that of William Howell. Wit: John McLellan, David Purviance.

Deed _____, Cabarrus NC, 5 Oct 1850, prv’d ________. Jane M. McEachern, Executrix of Thomas McEachern to John C. Sossamon. In this transaction, the southern end of the tract has been cut away as indicated in the plat. Now the tract s adjoins lands of H. B. Taylor, Joseph McLelland, G. H. Swearengen, L. L. McLelland, and the Bethel Church lot. The small cross on this plat indicates where lines joining the church lot. Wit: Margaret S. Russell, G. H. Swearengen.

Deed 23-169, Cabarrus NC, 19 Oct 1855, prv’d 30 Dec 1870. John C. Sossamon to Hugh B. Taylor and James White (Trustees of Bethel Church of the Methodist E. Church South) for the respect and love for the said church doth give and donate to the said trustees and their successors a certain piece or parcel of land adjoining the lands on which the said church is built containing one acre. Wit: Wiley Carricker, Gr. H. Swearengen.

Deed 20-160, Cabarrus NC, 5 Nov 1855, prv’d Oct 1856. John C. Sossamon to Wiley Carricker. Being the northern portion of tact # 34, this deed is for 148 acres. The metes and bounds reflect the location of Bethel United Methodist Church, from a hic (H. B. Taylor’s corner) north 51 west 147 to hic (W. Carricker’s own corner), south 76 ½ west 52 to po (McLellan’s corner), south 23 west 74 to bj (Leverengame’s corner), south 44 east 222 to two wo (on McLellan’s line), north 56 east 17 to po (church land corner), north 7 ½ east 26 to (small pine church corner), north 82 west 5 poles to bo (church corner), north 1 west 16 to (small pine church corner), south 80 east 16 to bo sapling (by pine church corner), north 5 west 76 to pine (McEachern’s corner), north 52 ½ east 38 to begin. Wit: Thos. A. Still, G. H. Swearengen.

29. deed 21-251 Cabarrus NC, 2 Aug 1854. Joseph McLellan to Willie Carricker of Union County. Being 69 acres adjoining H. B. Taylor amd Thos McEachen. The metes and bounds are from a pine north 33 east 65 to bj, south 71 east 20 to bj, south 82 east 90 to pine (near Della Reed), south 11 east 33 to pine (in Hugh B. Taylor’s field), south 32 west 82 to hic, west 52 to stake (on McEachen’s line), then north 42 west 85 to begin.

31. Deed 38-375, Cabarrus NC 27 Nov 1868. Hugh B. Taylor and wife Rosena Taylor of Pitt County NC to William M. Talley. From a wo south 26 east 86 to hic, north 78 east 5 to dog, south 21 east 19 to bo, south 48 west 98 to hic, north 46 west 8 to wo (Mceachern’s corner), north 36 west 42 to wo, north 47 west 61 to pine, north 12 east 22 to pine, north 42 west 52 to bg, south 30 west 35 to hic, north 61 west 16 to po, north 32 east 110 to pine (McLelan’s corner), north 10 east 25 to hic, south 45 east 62 to wo (Delila Reed’s) south 61 east 48 to begin. Wit: M. Tally.

33. Deed 10-414, Cabarrus, 13 Apr 1827. Eli Newel to Wm. Newel, being 115 acres on both sides of the north fork of Muddy Creek. The metes and bounds of this tract when drawn do not match the surrounding tracts. I believe there was an error in early transcriptions of the record in which an angle of 71 degrees was mistakenly brought forward in time as 21 degrees. The metes ad bounds are from a hic (Wm. Taylor’s corner) down the branch to wo, south 30 east 88 H. B. Taylor’s passing a corner) to hic, north 70 east 5 to po (David Taylor’s, south 21 east 51 (David Taylor’s to old spring house), north 21 71 east 90 to hic, north 64 east 120 to pine, north 7 west 26 to pine, north 82 west 6_ to bj, north 85 west 106 to begin.

34. Grant # 740, Cabarrus NC, ent. 28 Oct 1851, sur. 5 Dec 1851, iss. 14 Feb 1852. Issued to Henry M. Sossamon, being 15 acres on Muddy Creek and both sides of Fayetteville Road and adjoining lands of Delila Reed and others. The metes and bounds are from a r.o. (Delila Reed’s corner) south 40 west 50 to stake (in Newell’s line), (with his line) south 82 east 23 to p.o. (formerly a b.j. , Newell’s corner), (with another of his lines) south 80 east 60 to small hic. (formerly a pine (Newell’s corner), north 6 west 32 to w.o. (on Robert Mcachran’s line, then (with his line) north 60 west 48 to begin. CC: Robert G. Mcachran, Henry M. Sossamon.

35. Deed 15-41, Mecklenburg NC, 8 Jan 1795, prv’d Oct 1794. Andrew Alexander, Sheriff of Mecklenburg, to William Spears. Being 172 acres between the waters of Anderson’s and Muddy Creek. The metes and bounds are from a p.o. (corner of Spears other survey, running across the Dutch Wagon Road) north 55 west 18 to pine, north 24 east 4 to small r. o., west 100 to b. j., south 41 west 74 to b. j., south 78 west 100 to small b. j., south 20 east 44 to pine, south 60 east 100 to p. o., east 100 (across the Dutch Road) to b. j., then to begin.

Deed 11-264, Cabarrus NC, 18 Nov 1829, prv’d Jan 1830. Wm. McAnulty & Wm. Wadington Ex’s of John Wallace Dec’d to John Black. Being 172 acres “including the the old Charleston Dutch Road & old Fayetteville Road X-ing at Clay’s Ford”. Rob’t McLellan relinquishes rights to Wm McAnulty & Wm. Wadington as Robt’ McLellan “rec’d full & entire satisfaction for the same according to a contract entered into between myself & John Wallace during his lifetime.” Wit: Wm. H. Archibald. Signed: Wm. McAnulty, Wm. Wadinton, Rob’t McLellan.

Deed 11-262, Cabarrus NC, 18 Nov 1829, prv’d Jan 1830. John Black to Wm. McAnulty. Being 172 acres “On the dividing ridge between Muddy Creek and Anderson’s Creek” “Including the X-roads (viz) the Dutch Charleston road & old Fayetteville road.” Wit: Wm. H. Archibald, Wm. Wadington.

Deed 11-384, Cabarrus NC, 21 Apr 1821, prv’d Jul 1831. John McLellan, Esq., High Sheriff, to Rob’t McLellan. Being 172 acres sold for taxes. Wit: Rosannah McLellan.

Deed 15-390, Cabarrus NC, 12 Aug 1845 John H. McLellan of Hardeman TN to Rob’t McEachearn. Being 172 acres beginning on the Yellow Branch of Anderson’s Creek and joining lands of James A. Garmon and the old Turner tract. Wit: James W. Rogers, Samuel W. Rogers, Samuel Ervin.

36. Division of lands f M. M. Furr, Cabarrus NC. SHADED GRAY and an arrow pointing down, the metes and bounds for this tract are from a stake (north side of Charlotte Highway) south 75 east to stake (on John S. Turner’s line), south 87 east 86 to stake, south 36 west 182 to stone, north 50 west 34 to stone, north 21/2 west 148 to begin.

37. Grant # 722, Cabarrus NC, ent. 24 Oct 1846, sur. 10 Mar 1847, iss. 5 Apr 1847. Issued to WILLIAM J. TEETER being 71 acres on the headwaters of Muddy Creek. The metes and bounds are from a p.o. (Newell’s corner) north 65 west 26 to p.o. and dog (on south prong of said creek), north 52 ½ west west 64 to b.j., north 78 ½ west 72 to pine, north 55 west 10 to fallen hic. (Morrison’s corner), south 20 east 86 to p.o., (in William’s line), south 87 east 34 to w.o. and 2 dog (Said William’s corner), south 111 to b.j. (Said William’s corner), north 53 east 18 to hic. (near Newell’s line), north 7 west 6 poles 20 lks to dog (said Newell’s corner), (then with his line), north 36 ¾ east 131 to begin. CC: Stephen Aycock, John H. Teeter.

38. Deed 14-61, Cabarrus NC, 14 Feb 1835, prv’d Jan 1838. Aaron Townsend to Elias McLellan, being 57 acres on both sides of Muddy Creek and on the northwest side of “Fayette Road.” The metes and bounds are from a p.o., (on said road by a corner of a field) north 46 west 52 to hic., south 38 west 3 to p.o., north 30 west 36 to b.o., south 50 west 56 (crossing the creek) to w.o., west 42 to stake (in Newell’s line), south 63 east 45 to p.o., south 10 east 112 (crossing the creek) to w.o. (on said road), then to the begin. Wit: William G. Townsend, Henry P. Townsend.

Deed 14-471, Cabarrus NC, __________, prv’d ________. Elias McLellan to Robert H. Morison. To settle a debt, Elias sold this and another tract (below). Wit: ________

39. Deed 14-409, Cabarrus NC, 8 Aug 1840, prv’d Apr 1842. Aaron Townsend to Elias McLellan, being 90 acres on Muddy Creek. The metes and bounds of this tract are from a b.j. (with Thomas McCachran’s line) south 45 east 110 to w.o., south 57 west 36 to b.j., south 46 west 116 to p.o. (Elias McLellan’s corner), north 30 west 36 to b.o., south 52 west 30 to pine (D. Long’s corner), north 35 west 58 to b.j., (E. C. Black’s line), then north 50 east 150 to begin. Wit: J. W. Means, Edward Pittman.

Deed 14-417, Cabarrus NC, ____________, prv’d _______. In order to settle debt, Elias McLellan sold this and the tract above to Robert H. Morrison. This is the same land as 14-409 above. Being one of two tracts in this conveyance, the other tract is the same as defined in 14-61 above. Wit: ______________.

40. Deed 21-153, Cabarrus NC, 4 Mar 1853, prv’d Jan 1861. L. C. McLellan of Cobb County GA to Wim. R. McLellan. Being 109 acres on Muddy Creek. The metes and bounds fail to close, but are listed as from a stake and w.o. (on the west side of the Cheraw Road), north 46 west 44 to stake, south 64 east 130 to b.j. (Gray’s corner), north 7 east 24 to p.o. in place of b.j., north 28 east 80 to two p.o. (in the school house yard), north 31 east 6 to b.o., north 46 west 90 to w.o., north 45 west 26 to hic., south 7 west 36 to p.o., south 46 west 43 to b.o. (on the west side of the Cheraw Road), south 6 east 22 to p.o., then south 26 east 30 to begin. Wit: J. M. Black, Elam King.

A Special Note: Deed 8-109, Cabarrus NC, 23 Jan 1812. Robert McMurry Esq., (Sheriff of Cabarrus) to Thomas McEachern, by his agent Elisha Spiers. Defined as 30 acres, the land is much larger and the plat when drawn fails greatly to close. For that reason, and because it overlaps more modern conveyances, this tract does not appear on the key map. The tract is basically a triangle beginning at the southeastern point of # 28, runs southwest, and then northwest to the bj on the northwest corner of #28. It may make up, at least in part, key map tracts #39 and 40 above The metes and bounds are from a dog north 41 west 278 to bj (his own corner), (his line) south 75 east 238 to po (his corner), north 66 east 60 to po, then to begin.

41. Deed 4-172, Cabarrus NC, 5 Dec 1801, George Harris Esq., late Sheriff to Beverly Gray. The metes and bounds are from a p.o. (in his old line) north 34 west 82 to b.o. (William Howell’s corner), (with his line) south 64 west 32 to w.o. & persimmon (on a branch), north 50 west 14 to hic., north 62 west 18 to p.o., north 5 west 8 to p.o. (on the side of the road), north 43 west 103 to b. o., south 29 west 46 to b. j. grub (Michael Garmon’s corner), with his line to begin. Wit: Samuel McCurdy, Michael Garmon.

42. Deed 10-343, Mecklenburg NC, 7 Apr 1779, prv’d —. Thomas Polk for David Oliphant to John Nelson, being 37 acres on Muddy Creek “joining the Harday Warner survey.” The metes and bounds are from a hic. (on the bank of the creek) north 32 east 20 to a p. o., south 75 west 60 to p. o., south 60 west 50 to hic., south 35 east 92 to w. o., then (cross the branch) north 64 east 20 to begin.

Deed 13-481, Mecklenburg NC, 2 Dec 1787, prv’d Jul 1788. John Nelson to Joseph Howell for the 37 acres above.. Wit: Hezekiah Bryant, Charles Townsend.

Deed 8-37, Cabarrus NC, 5 Dec 1801, George Harris Esq., Sheriff, to William Howell. Being two small tracts making up 17 acres on the waters of Muddy Creek . The metes and bounds of this, the first tract are from a w.o. & persimmon (on the bank of the creek) north 62 east 12 to w.o. (his own corner), (with his line) north 35 west 92 to stake (by David McKinley’s field, south 8 west 43 to p.o. (Michael Garmon’s corner, with his line to the beginning. This tract is the small grey shaded area adjoining the southwest line of key map tract #43.

Deed 8-37, Cabarrus NC, 5 Dec 1801, George Harris Esq., Sheriff, to William Howell. Being two small tracts making up 17 acres on the waters of Muddy Creek. The metes and bounds of this, the second tract are from a p.o. (his own corner and with his line) south 75 west 36 to p.o. (in said line), north 43 east 35 to p.o. (John Gray’s corner), (with his line) south 41 east 28 to p.o., south 4 east 16 to small gum (in fork of said creek, Thos. Black’s corner), (with his line) south 26 west 70 to r. o. (his own old corner), (with same) to begin. This tract is the SMALL GRAY AREA adjoining the northeast line of key map tract # 43.

43. Deed 19-223, Cabarrus NC, 2 Dec 1852, prv’d July 1853. Hugh B. Taylor to John C. Sossamon, Thomas M. Ervin, and Robert L. Archibald. Being 125 acres “on Muddy Creek joining Jane McEachen, Isaac Howell, H. Newell, and others. Beginning at a bo (near old Fayetteville road, south 20 east 35 to the spring, north71 east 91 to a hic, north 64 east 120 to stone, south 6 east 78 to po, south 84 west 65 to stake, south 19 west 65 to persimmon, north 58 west 31 to bo, south 69 west 92 to dog, north 73 west 70 , north 43 west 26 to stake (Howell and McEachern corner, north 24 east 21 to wo, north 46 west 16 to hic (near old Fayetteville Road), then to begin. Wit: James M. Ervin, John Stogner.

44. Deed 11-45, Cabarrus NC, 18 —-1827. William (x) Taylor to David Kizor. Being 50 acres on both sides of Muddy Creek. Beginning at a pine south 37 east 50 to bo, north 20 west 18 to bo, north 55 east 60 to po, south 22 east 49 to pine, north 33 east 12 to po, north 7 west 98 to po (H. B. Taylor’s corner), (with Taylor’s line, south 84 west 64 to pine , north 13 west 25 to bo, south 19 west 100 to begin. Wit: David Purvience, Mark Kiser.

Deed 19-44, Cabarrus NC, 6 Nov 1851. Samuel H. Gray to John M. Gray, being the same 50 acres conveyed in key map # 44 above.

45. Deed 11-121, Cabarrus NC, 4 Apr 1825, prv’d Oct 1828. James Tucker to William Spears. Being 87 acres on the waters of Muddy Creek, the survey shape for this tract does not come close to closing. Though indicating an error, the survey provides valuable clues locating McDaniel’s Branch and several other tracts of land. There is a later parcel of land that overlaps this tract. Deed 11-121 takes the form of a red arrowhead that points to the left. The metes and bounds are from a lightwood stake, (on Robert McLellan’s line) south 37 west 150 (with Dan’l Sossoman’s line) to r.o. (Sossoman’s corner), south 21 east 80 (with Sossoman’s line) to b.o. (Sossoman’s corner), south 50 west 7 to pine (on bank of McDaniel’s branch), south 71 west 50 (with James Tucker’s line) to r.o. (Wm. Taylor’s corner), north 60 west 241 (with Wm. Taylor, David Taylor & Eli Newell) to b.j (in Rob’t McLellan line), 60 east (along sd. line) 56 to p.o (gone), then 72 to begin. Wit: Wm. Archibald, A. Pickens.

Deed 11-139, Cabarrus NC, 19 Aug 1828, prv’d Jan 1829. Wm. W. Spears to Seneca Turner, the deed reads similar to the above with changes or additions in RED: from lightwood stake (on Rob’t McLellan’s line) south 37 west 150 (with Dan’l Sossoman’s line) to r.o. (Sossamon’s corner), south 21 east 80 (with Sossamon’s line) to b.o. (Sossamon and Wallace’s corner), south 50 west 7 to pine (on bank of McDaniel’s Branch), south 71 west 50 (with James Tucker’s line) to r.o., (Wm. Taylor’s corner), (with Willliam Taylor, David Taylor, and Eli Newell’s line) north 60 west 241 to b.j. (on Robt McLellan’s line), then __ 60 east 56 (along McLellan’s line) to p.o., then 72 to begin. Wit: John Barnhart, Thos. W. McLellan.

46. Deed 14-295, Cabarrus NC, 16 Feb 1824. Henry Pharr to Walter S. Pharr, being 320 acres identified on the key map as all of the red shaded areas under numbers 24 and 46. Beginning at a pop (on a branch John M. Wilson and Robert Pharr’s corner and with said Pharr’s line north 57 west 34 to ash, north 10 west 15 to wo, north 75 west 76 to hic, north 11 to hic, north 89 west 82 to wo, north 25 to ro (on the wagon road), 160 to bo (Samuel Morrison’s corner), north 16 east 26 to to bj, north 10 east 94 to bj, north 72 east 54 to ro, east 13 to ro, south 40 east 78 to bo, south 44east 20 to per, south 10 east 136 to pt, south 68 east 10 to per, south 23 east 46 to bo (by the Great Road), then to begin.

47. Deed 13-85, Cabarrus NC, 13 Aug 1835, prv’d Apr 1837. Robert Farr to Samuel M. Fullwood. Beginning at a ro, south 42 west 20, south 12 west 26 to wo, south 26 east 28 to hic, south 46 east 48 to po, south 16 east 46 to ro (on a branch), south 37 east 46 to pop (by a branch), south 34 east 50 to wo (old corner), south 85 east 115 to bo (in Wilson’s line), north 39 west 22 to bo (by a wagon road), north 34 east 128 to pop (on a branch), north 58 west 36 to ash, north 10 west 45 to wo, north 75 west 76 to hic, north 11 to hic, north 89 west 82 to wo, north 28 to wo, north 31 west 86 to po, north 80 west 40, then to begin. Wit: Wm. Gilliam, Edward Pitman.

48. Deed 13-839 Mecklenburg NC, 12 Dec 1789. Geo. Graham, Sheriff of Mecklenburg to Thomas Shelby planter of the other part, being 163 acres on Clear Creek. This tract is all of the GRAY SHADED AREA identified under key map #48. Beginning at a bo, north 40 west 44 to bo, north 34 east 244 to po (near a branch), north 20 west 40 to po (in a hallow), east 84 to dog, south 212 to stake, south 46 west 20 to bo (Wiley’s corner), south 20 east 32 to bj, north 42 west 132 (with Shelby’s line) to wo, south 35 west 140 to begin.

Deed 10-258, Cabarrus NC, 4 Oct 1824, prv’d Jan 1825. William Harris, Esq. to John M. Wilson of Mecklenburg. Being 100 acres lying ‘principally on the waters of Clear Creek, this tract is identified on the key map as the textured right side of 48. This tract appears to be a widow’s dower portion of the original tract of Thomas Shelby “adjoining the lands of said Wilson & Samuel Morrison & purchased by Rob’t Harris Dec’d at the sale of Sarah Shelby Dec’d & by the said Rob’t Harris conveyed to the present grantor.” Exception to the conveyance:Elenor Harris, relict of Robert Harris, Dec’d is during her natural life to possess full right & occupancy in & to said lands”. Beginning at a dog (a corner of the original tract of land) south 1 east 280 to po ( a corner of sd. tract), south 45 west 19 to sg, north 40 west 78 to hic, north 226 to bj (on the old line), (with said line) north 89 east 52 to begin. Wit: Cyrus A. Alexander, Andrew Davis.

Deed 8-567, Cabarrus NC, 21 Aug 1816, prv’d Apr 1817. Moses Shelby to John M. Wilson, being 250 acres on Clear Creek. Moses Shelby to John M. Wilson. This tract is all of #48, excluding the right half which was cut off in Deed 10-258 above. This tract also encompasses a diamond shaped addition to the south west knotch indicating at early acquisition hinted in Deed 13-839 above. Beginning at a pile of stones (on said Moses Shelby’s field, Moses Wiley’s and Wilson’s corner and runs with two lines of said Wilson) south 52 west 54 to bj…, north 49 west 146 to bo (William’s corner), north 8 west 16 to bo (beside the old…., north ..east 266 (crossing the said road) to po, north 20 west 46 to pi (in hollow), due east 44 to bj, Robert Harris’s corner( then with his lines) due south ___ to hic (by his own fence), (with Harris’s line south 39 east 78 to gum, north 66 (46?) east 10 to ___, (south 19 east 30 to dog (on said Willy’s line), (with his line) south 60 west 64 to begin. Wit: James Morrison, Sarah R. Wilson.

Deed 14-46, Cabarrus NC, 24 May 1836. Isaac Wilson to Robert Russell of Mecklenburg. Identified on the key map as all the land encompassed by the BLACK BOLD line surrounding tract #48. Beginning at a bo, north 24 west 67 to bo, east 5 to bo, north 39 west 22 to bo (by a road), (with Samuel Fulwood’s line) north 35 east 147 to pop (Fullwood and Pharr’s corner), north 10 east 135 (with Pharr’s line) to bo (Pharr’s corner at a wagon road), north 79 east 24 to be (Pharr’s corner)m east 100 to wo and dog (old corner), south 1 east 247 to bo (Wm. Morison’s corner), south 17 east 25 , south 25 west 20, north 50 west 4, South 25 wet 22, south 21 east 30, south 58 west 19 to stake, south 16 east 86 to stake in branch, south 65 west 44 to map (on bank of branch), then to begin.

Deed 12-369, Cabarrus NC, 16 Feb 1839. Henry Pharr to Robert Pharr.

[Note that tract # 48 should make contact with the gray shaded tract # 63, but it does not. The cause is likely the interpretation for locating the Shelby lands that adjoined early conveyances for tracts 50, 56, 57, and 67 The land around numbers 47, 48, 54, 55, and 63 need further consideration.]

49. Deed 21-136, Cabarrus NC, 29 Mar 1853, prv’d 20 Nov 1860. Henry Long, Exe. Of C. E. Sehorn dec’d of Union County to E. C. Black. That where in his life C. E. Sehorn in his lifetime entered bond for making conveyance to E. C. Black. Situated on both sides of Muddy Creek, the metes and bounds are from a p.o. south 12 west 30 to b.j. (formerly a stone), north 58 west 18 to p.o. (William J. Morrison’s corner), north ` west 27 to w.o. (on the west side of old Fayetteville Road, Elias McLellan’s corner), (with four of his lines) north 42 east 23 to stake (on side of the road), north 40 east 64 to stake (in the said road), north 55 east 48 (crossing the creek to side of the road) to p.o., north 46 west 42 to p.o. (in Elias McLellan’s yard)m south 65 east 141 (crossing the Cheraw Road) to b.j. (Leander McLellan’s and Beverly Gray’s heirs corner), south 5 west 129 (crossing the creek and Cheraw Road) to p.o. (on the side of the road) (Beverly Gray’s corner), then north 70 west 160 to begin. Wit: David Howell, Isaac Howell.

Deed 23-187, Cabarrus NC, 18 Feb 1863. William J. Black and David M. Flow to William McLelland, being 109 acres on Muddy Creek “known as the parsonage except two thirds of the mineral interests with privileges of roads and timber.

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50. Deed 10-311, Mecklenburg NC, 3 Apr 1779, prv’d —. Thomas Polk, attorney for David Oliphant to William Haynes. (See above plat) Being 326 acres situated on the waters of Muddy Creek and identified in the key map as a GRAY “T” SHAPED TRACT extending out from #50. The metes and bounds are from a w.o. south 46 east 42 (crossing the creek) to hic., south 52 west 102 to p.o., north 56 west 120 to w.o., south 88 west 20 to b.o., south 38 west 200 to p.o., north 53 west 40 to w.o. (crossing a branch), north 25 east 150 to w.o., north 70 west 146 to p.o., north 12 east 120 to p.o., then to beginning. This tract includes all land above outlined boldly in black.

Deed 11-93, Mecklenburg NC, 8 Sep 1781, prv’d Apr 1782. William Haynes to Jacob Self, being 70 acres. This tract is in the lower center and south of the red horizontal dashed line. It includes all the land in the long arm running south from the main tract. Wit: John Allison, William Mitchell.

Deed 12-287, Mecklenburg NC, 13 Oct 1783, prv’d Apr 1784. Susannah Daniel to “Robert John.” Situated on the waters of Muddy Creek, being 147 acres including the eastern end of the land deeded in 10-311. The eastern third of the larger tract, the metes and bounds in this transaction are for land adjoining the “Thomas Mary line” to the west and also William Mitchell lands. It is interesting that Daniel Little acquired the red shaded land to the southeast. Wit: Rees Shelby, Daniel McTheney.

Deed 1-24, Cabarrus NC, 28 Feb 1791, prv’d Jul 1793. Jacob Self to Martin Means, being 60 acres on Muddy Creek beginning at t wj (Martin’s old line), southwest 80 to po, southeast 84 to hic, east to a ro, along said Mean’s line) to begin. This tract should make up a major portion of the DARK GRAY AND RED SHADED land in the above map. Wit: William Polk, Thos. Polk.

Deed 1-___ Cabarrus NC, 6 Dec 1793, prv’d Jan 1794. Martin Means to Daniel Little, being 95 acres situated on each side of Muddy Creek. Shown in the above as SHADED IN LIGHT GRAY (including the DARK GRAY AND RED) , this subdivision when drawn out extends beyond the original shape of the tract to include the triangular addition extending from the southwest side of the original tract. At the time of this transaction, the western line of the survey (in GRAY) begins at Wm. Mitchell’s corner and runs with his conditional line. Jurat: Tobias Glotz.

Deed 2-227, Cabarrus NC, 14 Jan 1797, Prv’d Jan 1797. Daniel Little to Michael Garmon, being two tracts totaling 301 acres. The deed was witnessed by Joseph Howell, Allen Freeman Jurat. The tracts are:

1st tract: On the east side of Muddy Creek beginning at a bo (William Mitchell’s corner and with his conditional line) south 4 north west 104 to po (his corner), south 54 west 74 to po, south 31 east 94 to hic, north 24 east 68 to bo, north 88 east 28 to wo, north 46 west 42 to wo, then to begin. This tract is shaded DARK GRAY and is a part of William Haynes original deed 10-31..

2nd Tract: Beginning at the corner of the first tract north 55 west 120 (with said line) to wo, south 88 west 20 to bo, (with the same line) south 24 west 68 to hic, south 88 east 146 to begin. This tract is shaded dark red and should not be seen as part of William Haynes deed 10-31.

Deed 8-100, Cabarrus NC, 22 Feb 1812, prv’d Apr 1812. Robert McMurry, Sheriff of Cabarrus to David Purviance. This is the same land as in tract two of deed 2-227 above. The metes and bounds are from a b.o. (south side of Muddy Creek, his own corner & running with his own line) south 85 west 172 to hic. (his own & William McAnulty’s & Michael Garmon’s corner), (with Michael Garmon’s line) north 28 east 78 to b.o., north 88 east 28 to w.o., then south 56 east 120 to begin. Wit: A. Townsend, A. McCurdy.

13-882, Mecklenburg NC, 15 Jun 1790, prv’d Apr 1791. Jacob Self to Rebecca Ford, being 70 acres on the north side of Clear Creek. This tract cannot be located due to the incomplete legal description. But mentioning Mitchel’s land, it must be nearby. The metes and bounds are from a po (on Self’s line) north 215 to wo (on William Mitchell’s line), (with said line as far as it goes where it may be 40 pole), (along the vacant land) southwest 68, then 300 to big pine (above Henry Ford’s field), then to begin. Wit: James Brach. Allen Freeman.

51. Deed 17-302, Cabarrus NC, Jul 1849. Jane Gray to E. C. Black for one dollar. Being 188 acres on Muddy Creek and “the land upon where I live.” Being tract #51 which is OUTLINED IN RED and encompasses the eastern arm of tract # 50, the metes and bounds are from a hic (an old corner of the old tract) north 86 east 173 to s.h. & r.o. (David Purvience’s corner), north 50 east 116 to hic., north 47 west 49 to w.o., north 31 west 83 to p.o., north 65 west 93 to dog, then south 25 west 238 to begin. Jane Gray is indebted to Isaac N. Alexander, Adm. of C. T. Alexander, dec’d. Wit: K. B. Gray, David S. Howell.

Deed 19-384, Cabarrus NC, 17 Jan 1850. Henry Long, Exe of Charles S. Sehorn Dec’d to D. C. Purvience. Wit: Joseph M. Black, J. M. Black.

Deed 22-370, Cabarrus NC. Hugh B. Taylor & W. H. Taylor to Asa Brumblo of Union County. Wit: W. McTally, L. L. Teeter.

Deed 22-331, Cabarrus NC, 10 Dec 1866. Asa Brumbelow of Union County NC to Jonathan Lowrie, being 188 acres adjoining “Carson, Purvience, Gray’s Heirs and others.” Wit: Cullen Parker, William Griffin.

52. Deed 14-179, Cabarrus NC, 22 Jan 1836, prv’d Apr 1839. David White to Nathan Green, the land being 150 acres on both sides of Muddy Creek made of two tracts. The two combined tracts is the same shape as the one piece of land appearing to the left in a later conveyance. The metes and bounds are from a p.o. north 30 west 108 to p.o., north 30 west 46 to r.o., north 20 east 50 to p.o., then to beginning of that plot, then north 67 east 86 to b.o., south 59 east 28 to p.o., south 30 west 4 to pine, south 30 east 108 to stump (formerly a stake), south 60 west 1___ to p.o. (the beginning corner). Wit: Thomas (x) Barker. Jurat: George J. Green.

Deed 18-38, Cabarrus NC, 1 Jul 1847. Nathan Green to son Gideon A. Green, for love and affection and future advance, for $240 for which he must pay before he can “Draw any more out of my estate real or personal after my death.” And for $1, he is given the combined lands equaling 185 acres identified in deed 14-179. The metes and bounds are from a p.o. (in a drain on the widow Jane Gray’s line & runs with two of her lines) north 47 west 38 (crossing the creek) to w.o. (her corner on Green’s old line), (with her line & passing her corner with Beverly Gray’s line) north 32 west 126 to r.o. (said Gray & Isaac Howell’s corner by Howell’s fence), (with his line) north 24 east 58 to p.o. (by Howell’s fence and near his line Hugh B. Taylor’s corner), (with three of his lines) south 73 east 70 to dog (in place of p.o.), north 67 east 94 to b.o., south 58 east 30 to p.o. (down and on Samuel G. Gray’s line), (with two of his lines), south 30 west 4 to small p.o. & walnut(in place of pine), south 32 east 112 (passing Gray’s corner and along a line of a tract belonging to Alphonsa Garmon) to a stake & wal., then (with said Garmon’s tract) south 60 west 186 to begin. Wit: Kiser, Edwin Kiser

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53. Deed 5-114, Cabarrus NC, 5 Dec 1800. George Harris, Late Sheriff, to David Powell. Being 220 acres on both sides of Muddy Creek, it “being in part a surplus of his old tracts.” (See above) The metes and bounds are from a r.o. (his own and William Bugg’s old corner, and runs with said Bugg’s line) south 35 west 72 to p.o., (with his old line) south 60 west 132, to b.j., north 58 west 32 to p.o., north 36 west 21 to pine, north 5 east 42 to p.o., north 55 west 36 to p.o., north 35 west 188 to p.o., north 3 west 54 to b.o., north 35 east 28 to p.o., (on the side of the road), north 12 east 58 to p.o., (his own old corner), then to begin. Wit: _____

Deed 5-133, Cabarrus NC, 10 May 1804, prv’d _____. David Powell to Alexander McLarty, being now 430 acres on both sides of Muddy Creek. The metes and bounds now begin from a po (William Bugg’s corner) (with his line) south 23 west 180 to ro, south 35 west 72 to po, south 60 west 132 to bj, north 58 west 32 to po, north 36 west 21 to pine, north 5 east 42 to po, north 55 west 36 to small po, north 35 east 188 to po, north 3 west 54 to bo, north 35 east 28 to po (on side of road), north 12 east 58 to small po, north 55 east 68 (Crossing the creek) to po, south 23 east 50 to pine, north 73 east 94 to po (in Isaac Garmon’s line), south 79 east 39 to small po, then to begin. Wit: John Carrothers, Wm. Weddington.

Deed 5-176, Cabarrus NC, 19 Jul 1793, prv’d Oct 1804. Andrew Alexander, late sheriff of Mecklenburg to John Powell. Being 110 situated on the waters of Muddy Creek. The metes and bounds are from a wo (on his own open line & Polk’s corner and runs with Polk’s line) south 53 west 68 to po (sd. Polk’s corner), (with Polk’s line) north 53 west 16 to stake (on the creek), (up the creek) north 5 west 70 to po, north 35 west 32 to pine, north 23 east 30 to pine, south 78 east ____ to pine, north 35 west 44 to stake, north 60 west 6 to stake, north 18 east 42 to stake, south 41 east 60 to po, Frd’ck Kisor’s corner, (with his line) north 37 east 150 to stake, south 40 east 20 to stake by a pine, south 5 west 66 tp stake, south 30 west 74 to pine (by his old corner), then (with said line) to begin. Wit: John and Elleanor Carothers.

Deed 13-358, Cabarrus NC, 24 Apr 1845, prv’d Jul 1845. John E. Garmon to Jesse Reavis, being 121 acres on Muddy Creek. (SHADED IN PINK) The metes and bounds are from an ash (on he bank of the creek) north 71 west 16 to per., north 22 east 38 to s.g., north 51 east 54 to hic. (by a branch), (up said branch the various courses) east 6 to stake, north 25 east 6 to stake, north 75 east 5, north 35 east 5, north 85 east 4, north 5 west 10, north 25 east 6, east 3, north 35 east 4, north 80 west 4, north 10 east 6, south 75 east 4, north 20 east 6 to pine, (on bank of branch), north 73 east 27 to p.o., south 79 east 40 to p.o., north 25 east 5 to large pine, east 24 to stake and b.j., south 104 to stake (in Wallace’s line), south 85 west 42 to hic., south 29 west 4 to stake & p.o., south 79 west 40 (crossing the Great Road) to w.o. (on the bank of the creek), (up the various courses of the creek) north 7 east 40 to stake, west 7 to forks of the creek, (up the south fork of the creek) south 25 west 6, north 83 west 11, north 10 west 12, north 72 west 7, then south 7) west 8 to begin. Jurat: James A. Garmon. Wit: Edmond Greene.

Deed 13-358, Cabarrus NC, 14 Jul 1845, prv’d ____. Jesse Reavis to James A. Garmon, ……

Deed 14-366, Cabarrus NC, 10 Nov 1840, prv’d Oct 1841. (GRAY SHADED PORTION) Joseph Brown & David Dorton, trustee of said Joseph Brown to John Garmon, being 58 acres on Muddy Creek. Identified by the gray shaded area the metes and bounds are from a stake (David White’s line & with his line) north 60 east 35 to stake (White’s corner), (with his line) north 30 west 58 to small b.o., north 12 east 16 to b.o. (the old corner), north 55 east 60 to p.o., south 23 east 51 to pine, north 73 east 70 to stake (in Reed’s line in the branch), (down the branch) to hic., south 51 west 51 to s.g., south 22 west 17 to ash (on the north bank of creek), then up the creek to begin. Wit: Elias Spears, Wm. H. Archibald.

Deed _____ James S. Tucker to David Russell, being 58 acres, the same GRAY SHADED area as in deed 14-366 above.

55. Deed 11-804, Mecklenburg NC, 27 Jan 1790, prv’d Jul, 1791. Geo. Graham Esq, late Sheriff of Mecklenburg to Oliver Wiley., being 130 acres on the waters of Clear Creek. Beginning at a small bo (on the bank of the creek, Jacob Self’s corner) south 38 east 44 to big pine, south 30 west 82 to small bj & po (said Self’s corner), south 85 west 96 to small po (by Col. Adam Alexander’s corner), (with his line) north 38 west 132 (crossing the creek) to hic & po (Wm. Shelby’s corner, north 20 east 48 to bo, north 48 east 38 to hic, north 9 ___ 22 to bo, south 38 east 80 (crossing Thompson’s branch) to bo, north 60 east 34 to po, north 20 west 38 to hic, south 18 east 58 to po, south 8 west 100 to two small bo (in said Self’s mill pond), (up the various sources of said creek) to begin.

Deed 2-145, Cabarrus NC, 19 Jan 1796. Oliver Wilie to Moses Wilie, now being 299 acres.

Deed 10-30, Cabarrus NC, 17 Jan 1822. Moses Wiley to Samuel Morrison as identified on the key map as the green portion of tract #55. The northeast most three lines on this tract adjoins accurately with tract # 49 and lands to the south of tract #49. However, this seems to make tract #55 too long if it also adjoins tracts 66 and 69. The metes and bounds for this, deed 10-30 do not close, indicating there was a problem back in the day the land was surveyed. The metes and bounds are north 9 east 22 to bo, north 38 east 38 to ash on a branch, north 60 east 62, north 20 west 30 to bo, north 46 east 32 to bo, north 18 west 24 to bo, north 1 west 120 (adjoining Morrison) to bj, north 20 east 20 to po, south 7 east 19 to bj, south 42 east 60 to bo, south 40 east 39 to hic (near Fayetteville Road), south 18 east 82 to po, south 6 west 24 to bo (on steep bank, William Gilliam’s), south 48 west 34 to wo, (with the division line) north 48 west 42 to stake (near the road), south 66 west 160 to begin.

Deed 18-22, Cabarrus NC, 9 Oct 1840. Joseph C. Ford to William Gilliam. This land includes much of the GREEN SHADED LAND in tract #55 and adjoins the pointed shaped tract to the east. Beginning at a gum, north 22 east 64 to po (Purviance’s corner), north 16 west 171 to wo, north 70 west 24 to bj (in old line), south 29 west 112 to wo (in hollow Wm. Gilliam’s corner), south 17 east 114 to hic, (down the creek) north 70 east 16, south 47 east 27 to begin. Wit: Charles Shehon, John Cuthbertson.

56. Deed 13-450, Mecklenburg NC, 18 Jun 1785, prv’d Apr 1787. Thomas Harris, late sheriff, to Jacob Self, being 150 acres of the lands of Dr. David Oliphant that were sold for publick taxes due the year 1782. This tract is bordered with a black line and encompasses all of the red shaded land lying under key map number 56. Situated on Clear Creek, the metes and bounds are from a p.o. (on Henry Ford’s land, and running with his line, south 87 east 100 to small b. o. (his own corner), (with his line) south 7 east 40 to stake (his own old corner), with his line south 80 east 90 to b. o., north 61 east 14 to p.o. (his own corner), (with his line) north 25 east 150 to w. o. (William Mitchell’s corner), (with his line) north 70 west 146 to stake, then to begin. Wit: Charles Harris, Wm. Cupples.

Deed 8-242, Cabarrus NC, 26 Oct 1811. Solomon Spiers to William McAnulty, being 159 acres on the waters of Clear Creek. This tract is bordered with a red line and encompasses much of the red shaded land a little of non shaded land to the northwest around map key # 56. The metes and bounds are from a pine (David Purviances corner and with his line) north 50 west 43 to pine, north 68 west 18 to pine, north 27 west 13 to beech, north 75 west 24 to pine, north 11 east 15 to po, north 21 west 94 to bj, north 2 east 24 to po (Aaron Townsend’s corner), (with his line) south 70 east 153 to po (his and Michael’s corner), (with said Garmon’s line) south 15 west 71 to po (his other corner), south 80 east 85 to hic (another of his corners), south 18 west 131 to begin. Wit: E. Speirs, David Dorton.

Deed 12-277, Cabarrus NC, 20 Oct 1834. Wm. McAnulty to John Russell.

57. Deed 2-644, Mecklenburg NC, 25 Jun 1764, prv’d Jun 1764. His Excellency Arthur Dobbs & wife Justina to Thomas Roaddy. Being 108 acres on both sides of Clear Creek. The metes and bounds are from a w.o. (Michael Ligget’s corner) north 5 west 40 to w.o., north 7 west 142 to pine, south 15 west 80 to hic., south 55 east 70 to pine, south 76 east 88 to pine (Ligget’s second corner), then (along his line) north 14 east 94 to begin. Wit: Arthur McKay.

Deed 4-794, Mecklenburg NC, 12 Sep 1768, prv’d Oct 1768. Thomas Roddy (planter) and wife Hannah to Michael Ligget (planter), being 108 acres. Wit: Adam Alexander, William Gordon.

Deed 10-341, Mecklenburg NC, _________, prv’d _____. Michael Ligget to Jacob Self, being 108 acres. Wit: Sam Martin, Adam Alexander.

Deed 5-123, Cabarrus NC, 20 Mar 1804. Jacob Self to David Purvians, being 445 acres on both sides of Clear Creek. Though the survey for this tract does not close and therefore leaving the southern end undefined; a distinctive pointed shape to the north end of the tract can be found on modern Cabarrus tax maps. This tract is the land south of the point that surrounds map key # 57. Beginning at a pine north 50 west 44 to pine, north 60 west 181 to small pine, north 27 west 12 to butterwood (by a branch), north 73 west 22 to pine, north 11 east 14 to po (Wm. McAnulty’s corner), north 32 west 102 to hic, south 16 east 82 to bo, south 17 west 70 to sg (by the bank of the creek), (crossing the creek) south 43 west 12 to stake (by the branch), (up the said branch) to sg (in said branch), north 81 west 21 to bo, south 42 west 78 to wo, south 7 west 32 to bo, north 83 east 20 to pine, south 40 east 48 to bo, north 13 east 116 to po, south 75 east 20 to po, north 85 east 10 to po, north 5 west 22 to stake, north 25 east 51 to hic, (crossing said Creek) south 25 east 14 to dog, north 83 east 38 to bo, south 10 east 20 to stake, south 65 east 56 to bo, north 47 west 32 to po (Daniel Little’s corner), south 85 west 147 to hic, then to begin. Wit: Joseph Purvience.

59. Deed 15-28, Mecklenburg NC, 19 Jul 1793, prv’d Jul 1794. Andrew Alexander Esq., Late Sheriff to Jacob Self, being 225 acres on the north side of Clear Creek. Being one of two tract deeded, the metes and bounds are from a pine (on his own line) south east 10 to p.o., north 65 east 22 to b.o., north 84 east 25 to b.o., (on Freeman’s line), north 66 east 58 to p.o., south 8 east 86 to stake, north 25 east 254 to small b.o. (on Dan’l Little’s line), (with his line) north 82 west 12 to p.o. (Little’s corner), (with his open line north 88 west 148 to hic. (Little’s corner), then to begin. Wit: Charles T. Alexander.

60. Deed 8-79, Cabarrus NC, 23 Jan 1812, prv’d Jan 1812. Robert McMurry, Late Sheriff to David Purviance, being one of two tracts, the first tract is for 120 acres on the north side of Clear Creek and Muddy Creek. The metes and bounds begin at a bo (his own old corner and then with two of John Garmon’s lines) north 29 east 40 to pine, 61 east 32 to pine (Col. Cha’s Polk’s corner), (with his line) north 53 east 67 to po (sd. Polk’s corner, Garmon’s and McLarty’s corner), (with two of McLartly’s line) north 7 west 172 to stake, north 10 east 132 to po (David White’s corner), (with his line) north 47 west 34 to wo (on bank of Muddy Creek), south 66 west 52 to bj, then to begin. Wit: George Pfeiffer, Jo. Pfeiffer.

60. Deed 8-78, Cabarrus NC prv’d Jan 1812. Rob’t McMurry, Sheriff to David Purviance, being one of two tracts totaling 120 acres. The first tract is on the north side of Clear Creek and on Muddy Creek. Beginning at a bo (his own corner) south 25 west 246 to bj (his own old corner), (with two of John Garmon’s lines) north 29 east 40 to pine, south 61 east 32 to pine (Cha’s Polks’s corner), (with his line) north 53 east 67 to po (sd. Polk’s corner, Garmon’s & McLarty’s corner), (with two of McLarty’s lines), north 7 west 172 to stake, north 10 east 132 to po (David White’s corner), (with his line) north 47 west 34 to wo (on bank of Muddy Creek), south 66 west 52 to bj, then to begin. Wit: Alexander Pfeiffer, Jo Pfeiffer.

Deed 8-78, Cabarrus NC prv’d Jan 1812. Rob’t McMurry, Sheriff to David Purviance, being two tracts totaling 120 acres. The second tract is on the south side of Clear Creek containing 10 acres and beginning at Claiborn Freeman’s corner north 41 west 10 to bo (his own corner), south 75 east 86 to po (his own corner), south 14 west 26 to water oak (Freeman’s corner), (with his line to the beginning. Wit: Alexander Pfeiffer, Jo Pfeiffer.

61. Deed 8-115, Cabarrus NC, 15 Jan 1812, prv’d Apr 1812. Robert McMurry, Sheriff of Cabarrus NC to Alexander McLarty. Being 139 acres on Muddy Creek sold for taxes, the metes and bounds are from a p.o., (David White’s conrer) north 60 east 100 to p.o. (in his own and sd. White’s line), (with his own line) south 8 east 36 to p.o., south 35 west 178 to p.o., south 55 east 34 to p.o., south 5 west 40 to pine, south 36 east 20 to p.o., south 55 east 32 to b.o., north 60 east 90 to p.o. (by the Big Road in his own line), (with said road) south 17 west 80 to ___ (in the said road), south 30 west 96 to p.o., (by the road, Charles Polk’s corner), (with his line) north 33 west 80 to p.o., (said Polk’s corner), north 7 west 172 to stake, then to begin. Wit: John Garmon, Charley Polk.

62. Deed 15-413, Cabarrus NC, 1 Dec 1845, prv’d Mar 1846. David (x) Morton & wife Elenor (x) to James M. Purviance, being 278 acres. The metes and bounds are from a r.o. (John Reed & Jesse Reavis corner, running then with Reavis’s land) north 65 west 68 to p.o., south 30 west 16 to ash, south 54 west 26 to p.o., north 85 west 38 to p.o., south 25 west 158 to p.o., north 77 west 41 to p.o. grub (on Purviance’s line), (with said line) south 7 east 84 to stake, south 68 east 80 to stake (in Dutch Road), (down said road) south 25 west 31 to p.o., south 41 east 59 to pine, north 22 east 1331 to dead pine, north 40 east 65 to stake, south 77 east 138 to pine & hic., north 31 east 52 to p.o., (Wallace’s corner), (with Wallace’s line and passing the lots formerly owned by Wallace heirs north 44 west 182 to p.o. (John Reed’s corner), then north 28 east 76 to begin. Wit: J. M. Black, Alex’d McLarty

63. Deed 14-416, Mecklenburg NC, 29 Jul 1793. Adam Alexander Esq. to Cha’s T. Alexander, being 540 acres and making up all of the GRAY SHADED land around map key # 64. Beginning at a small hic by old dead bo south 77 west 50 50 bo (David Flough’s corner), north 54 to bo, north 16 east 124 (crossing the creek road) to bo (by a branch, north 65 east 56 to big wo, (down the branch) south 73 east 156 (crossing said branch) to stone (in a field Wm Shelby’s corner), south 58 east 56 (crossing the Charleston Road) to bo, south 49 east 58 o po and hic (Oliver Wiley’s corner and runs with his line), south 37 east 122 (crossing the creek) to bo, south 40 west 88 to bo (by the creek), south 5 east 96 to stake, south 49 west 90 to bj & po, south 39 west 38 (crossing the schoolhouse branch) to bo, north 39 west 112 (crossing the Charleston Road) to bo, south 30 west 70 to bom north 64 west 9 to bo (David Flough’s corner), north 22 west 68 to stake, then north 25 west 92 to begin. Wit: R. Smith, Andrew Alexander.

63. Deed … Cabarrus NC, 25 Nov 180, prv’d Apr 1802. Major Chas T. Alexander to John M. Wilson. “Being part of the Brickhouse Plantation including the house a part of the improvement conveyed by W.. Shelby Heirs of Moses Shelby Dec’d to Col. John Boggs & William Richardson and by them sold and made over to said Chas. T. Alexander“. The small corner bounded by a red and black line around map key # 63. This a parcel of Adam Alexander’s Conveyance to son Charles in deed 14-416 above. Beginning at a po south 53 west 80 to bo, north 48 west 140 to bo, north 75 west 136 to bo, south 55 west 60 to bo (William Pickens), South 60 to stake, west 22 to stake, south 8 west 16 to stake, south 8 east 60 to bo, (with Chas. T. Alexander’s line) south 77 east 280 to po (on old line), north 25 east 48 5o stake, north 38 east 128 to begin. Wit: Wm. Robb, Sam’l Black, Oliver Wiley, James Harris.

Deed 20-117, Mecklenburg NC, 11 Mar 1811, prv’d Aug 1815. Charles T. Alexander to John M. Williams, being 60 acres on Clear Creek. This is all the land surrounding map key #64 within the black border. Beginning at a small bo (sd. William’s corner on the southern boundary of his plantation), south 7 west 33 to dog, south 77 east 302 to hic, north 25 east 22 to small bo (Moses Wiley’s corner), north 20 east 30 to po (sd. Wiley’s corner), (with sd. Wiley’s line) north 20 east 22 to bo, north 76 east 36 to hic, north 7 east 22 to po, north 38 east 26 dog, north 7 east 22 to sg, north 31 east to (the intersection with said William’s line as conveyed by the said Charles T. Alexander to the said Williams in Nov 1804), south 38 west 128 (with said William’s line established on said line) to stake, south 25 west 48 to po (sd. William’s corner established at said line, (with said Williams line north 77 west to begin. Wit: Sam’l Black, Evan Alexander.

65. Deed 14-408, Mecklenburg NC, 12 Dec 1789, prv’d Oct 1798. Geo Graham Esq. Sheriff to Adam Alexander Esq. Planter. Begin with a bo (old corner) south 78 west 58 to ro, south 1 east 144 to bj & po (old corner), north 49 east 90 to stake, north 10 west 98 to begin. Wit: Chas. T. Alexander.

66. Deed 14-424, Mecklenburg NC, 12 Dec 1789. Being one of three tracts to Charles Tay Alexander. Beginning at a hic southeast… to, south 36 west 40 to bo, south 68 west 100 to wo, north 41 west 112 to po, north 40 east 88 to bo (Adam Alexander’s corner), then to begin.

67. Deed 15-28, Mecklenburg NC, 19 Jul 1793, prv’d Jul 1794. Andrew Alexander Esq., Late Sheriff to Jacob Self, being the second tract deeded. The land is on the south side of Clear Creek. The metes and bounds are from b.o. (his & Jonathan Shelby’s corner) south 13 west 100 to b.o. sapling (Chas. T. Alexander’s corner), (with his line) north 40 west 40 to p.o., (Alexd’r corner), (with another of his lines) north 87 west 62 to b.o., (another corner), north 70 west 70 to stake (near his own old corner), then to begin. Wit: Chas. T. Alexander.

68. Deed 2-620, Mecklenburg NC, 25 Jun 1764, prv’d Jun 1764. His Excellency Arthur Dobbs & wife Justine to Michael Ligget Jun’r, being 103 acres lying on both sides of Clear Creek, a branch of Rocky or Johnston’s River. The metes and bounds are from a wo south 14 west 94 to pine, south 6 east 62 to pine, south 86 east 100 to ro, north 8 east 142 to ro, north 79 west 108 to begin. Wit: John ____ Junior, Arthur McKay.

69. Deed 13-10, Mecklenburg NC, 22 Apr 1785, prv’d Sep 1786. Thomas Harris, late sheriff of Mecklenburg to Jacob Self, being 150 acres on both sides of Clear Creek. A U shaped tract shaded in red, the metes and bounds are from a b.j. & r.o. north 63 east 68 to b.j. (by Oliver Wiley’s corner), north 30 east 118 to p.o. (his corner to small pine his own corner), (with said line) south 57 east 20 to pine (his old corner), (with his line) south 77 east 76 to pine (his old corner), (with said line) south 7 east 60 to p.o. (by his old corner), (with said old line) south 87 east 100 (crossing the creek) to r.o. (his old corner), (with said line) north 6 east 140 to b.o. (by a bunch of stones), south 59 west 120 (crossing said creek) to r.o., west 20 to p.o. (Rees Shelby’s old corner), (with his line) south 64 west 72 to b.o. (Shelby’s corner), then to begin. Wit: Chas. T. Alexander.

70. Deed 8-80, Cabarrus NC, 15 Jan 1812, prv’d Jan 1812. Robert McMurry, Late Sheriff to John Garmon. Being 56 acres on the north side of Clear Creek. The metes and bounds are from a p.o. (his own corner) north 86 west 120 to pine (his other corner), north 41 east 21 to p.o. (Purviance’s corner), (with his line) east 86 to b.j. (Purviance’s corner), north 29 east 48 to forked pine, north 75 east 46 to b.o., south 61 east 32 to pine, south 12 west 120 to p.o., south 31 west 40 to pine, south 50 east 12 to p.o. (by own corner), then (with his line) to begin. Wit: Samuel McCurdy, Charley Polk.

71. Deed 19-692, Mecklenburg NC, 29 Apr 1811, prv’d 14 Jan 1813. Charles (C) Polk Senior of Mecklenburg to Charles Junior of Mecklenburg. Being 190 acres on both sides of Clear Creek “subdivided from Charles Polk Senior’s old tract.” The metes and bounds are from a cherry (on the south side of the creek) north 2 west 20 to b.o., north 22 ½ east 76 to p.o., north 72 ½ __60 to stake, north 13 east 182 to p.o., south 73 east 70 , south 1 east 42 to b.o., (by the wagon road), (with the road) south 25 west 64 to hic., south 12 west 30 to pine, south 32 west 110 to pine, south 42 west 49 to large stooping b.o., (by the spring), south 27 west 24 to willow (by the bank of the river), up the creek as it meanders to begin. This land is part of the southern half of the division plat to the left and as outlined below. Wit: William Polk, David Arnet.

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Estate Division, Mecklenburg NC, 25 Jan 1828. David Flow, Jacob Long, Henry Long, Philander Alexander, and Robert Russell summoned to divide the lands of Charley Polk dec’d among the heirs viz: Hannah Polk, Charley S. Polk, Mary Polk (now Mary McLarty), Ezekiel Polk.

Lot 1 to Hannah Polk. Being 97 acres From an elm (on bank of creek by partition fence) north 17 east 58 (crossing the lane) to stake (by fence), north76 west 10 to stake (the widow corner), (with two of her lines) north 10 east 27 to small p.o., north 26 east 62 to double b.o. (at the rase paths), (with the rase paths) north 16 east 38 to small b.o., (with lot 4) north 58 west 60 to small p.o. (the old corner), (with three of the old lines) south 28 west 110 to b. o. (Garmon’s corner), (with two of his lines) south 25 west 98 to b.o., south 5 west 17 to hic. (on bank of the creek), down Clear Creek to begin.

Lot 2 to Charley S. Polk. Being 67 acres from a forked willow (on the creek, George Polk’s corner and with three of his lines) north 27 east 26 to hic (by Polk’s spring), north 41 east 47 to stake (on great road), ( with said road) north 31 west 112 to stake (an old corner), north 16 (along road to stake (Mary Polk’s corner), (with her line) north 79 west 38 to small p.o. (by rase paths), (with the paths) south 16 west 20 to double b.o. (Hannah Polk’s corner), (with four of her lines) south 26 west 61 to p.o., south 10 west 27 to stake (by the lane), north 76 east 10 to stake (by the lane), south 17 west 58 to elm (on bank of Clear Creek), down the creek to begin.

Lot 3 to Marry Polk. Being 78 acres from a stake (in Great Road George Polk’s corner with two of his lines) north 80 east 34 to large w.o., south 80 east 34 to small p.o, north 23 east 146 to pine, north 42 west 60 to small p.o. (by the Great road), (with the Great road) about south 30 west 114 to stake and b.o. (Ezekiel Polk corner in said road), (with two of Ezekiel Polk’s lines) north 52 west 44 to two sas, south 16 west 80 to small p.o. (by rase pathes), (with two of Charles Polk’s lines) south 79 east 30 to stake (in Great road), then south 16 to begin.

Lot 4 to Ezekiel Polk. Being 128 acres beginning at a p.o. (the old corner by the Great road running with four of the old lines) north 60 west 88 to p.o., north 83 west 53 to hic (John Garmon’s corner), (with two of John Garmon’s lines) south 12 west 135 to p.o., south 31 west 43 to pine, south 50 east 13 to p.o. (Hannah Polk corner running by the rase pathes), (with two of McLarty lines) north 16 east 62 to sas, north 52 east 44 to b.o. (by the great road), then (with the great road) to begin.

 

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