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.

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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.
George Thomas
6101 Ballou Court
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

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Copyright © 2009 by George G. Thomas

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