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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.

 

George Thomas
6101 Ballou Court
Raleigh, North Carolina
27609

geothos@bellsouth.net

Copyright © 2009 by George G. Thomas

 

 

EXTREME SOUTHWEST STANLY COUNTY ON BOTH SIDES OF ROCKY RIVER

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PDF of the Above Map

Key Map and Legal Descriptions of Grants and Conveyances
for Anson, Union, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, and Stanly Counties
Located on Both Sides of Rocky River

 

 

1. Deed (Division) 24-170, Cabarrus NC, Spring term 1839. Division of the lands of Frederick Kizor dec’d among the heirs at law viz: Moses Kisor, Polly Yow, Susanna Yow, Rachael Kisor, Milly Edmunston, Fanny and Cheek.

A. To Polly Yow, wife of Andrew Yow, being 76 acres adjoining Cagle land to the north.
B. To Emily Edmunston, being 83 acres.
C. To Moses Kisor, being 80 acres.
D. To Susan Yow, wife of Christopher Yow, being 76 acres.
E. To Rachael Kisor, wife of David Kisor, being 84 acres.
F. To Fanny Cheek, wife of Elisha Cheek, being 113 acres joining Vanderburg
to the south.

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2. Grant # 1729, Montgomery NC, ent. 8 Apr 1803, sur. 5 Mar 1805, iss. 16 Mar 1805. Issued to HENRY KAGLE, being 145 acres “on the Camp branch of Rocky River including his own improvements.” The metes and bounds are from a pine and oak (his own old corner) south 52 east 140 to r. o. and p. o., north 38 east 170 to hic. and pine, north 52 west 140 to three r. o. (on his own old line), then to begin. CC: Anderson Freeman, Dennis Clay.

Deed 1-229, Stanly NC, 12 Feb 1841. From Jere Adderton to Roddy Kettle. She purchased from Jere Adderton land “on both sides of the Camp branch near Rocky River”, it being part of a tract of land granted to Henry Cagle in the year 1805 and conveyed to said Adderton Oct 1830. Wit: G. Shankle, Isaac Biles. [Jere Adderton may have been the purchasing agent for William Thornton and his very large North Carolina Gold Company.]

3. Deed 9-80, Stanly NC, 16 Apr 1862. Rody Kittle to Edmond Taylor, being 100 acres. The metes and bounds are from a b.g. / p.o. (Laban Little’s corner, running with his line) north 85 west 6 ch 75 lks to w.o. / 2 p.o. (his corner in a drain), (his line again), south 5 east 16 ch 60 lks to p.o. (his corner, near the edge of a field), north 62 west 33 ch to stake / p.o (at the crossroad), (with Levi Furr’s line) north 15 west 40 ch to p.o. / p.o. / r.o., (with his line again passing his corner) north 21 east 19 ch 50 lks to b.o. / p.o. / w.o. (on Rody Kittle’s line), (with his line) south 50 east 35 ch 50 lks to stake / dog, south 13 ch (with Jacob W. Little’s line) to w.o. / pine (his corner), west 4 ch 75 lks to p.o (near the springs said J. W. Little’s corner), south 17 ch to begin.

4. Deed 5-137, Stanly NC, 17 Oct 1848. John Vanderburg of Stanly to Moses Furr of Cabarrus. Being 280 acres beginning at a syc (on Rocky River) north 3 west 240 to po (James Little’s corner), south 88 west 225 to wo on Rocky River, then (down the river) to begin.

5. Deed 1-214, Stanly NC, 25 Jan 1844. John Vanderburg to James Little. Beginning at a pine on Rocky River (opposite an island) north 85 west 32 to pine, west 36 to gum and pine, north 3 east 160 to forked pine (in drain), north 60 west 30 to po, south 88 west 100 to po, south 3 east 240 to syc (on Rocky River), then down the river to begin. Wit: Sam’l W. Rodgers, John Little.

26 Dec 1883. W. L. Green of Union County to A. E. Green of Stanly, being 200 acres known as tract 2.

6. 26 Dec 1883 W. L. Green to A. E. Green, being 125 ½ acres adjoining Moses Furr and Thomas Love on the west side of Camp Branch. 6A. Stanly County, 15 Nov 1869. E. A. Osborn (Clerk of Court for Mecklenburg) to Thomas Love, “known as Lot # of the lands of Labon Little adjoining Jacob Little, Margaretta Little, Jonah F. Little and Thomas Love.”

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Study of early land owners east of the big bend in Rocky River.
Identifying letters refer to the key map above.

A. Grant # 1730 Montgomery NC, ent. 8 Oct 1804, sur. 10 Mar 1805, iss 13 Apr 1805. Issued to DAVID CARR, the warrant is for 221 acres “on the Camp branch on both sides of the old road leading from Charlotte to Fayetteville crossing Rocky River at Polk’s ford beginning at a oak Hill Weatherford’s corner near a spring on the west side of Camp Branch.” The metes and bounds are from a p. o. (Hill Weatherford’s corner near a spring on the west side of said branch) west 20 to stake, north 270 (crossing the old road leading from Charlotte to Fayetteville, east 135, south 270 (crossing said road), west 115 to begin. CC: Arthur Taylor, Cunningham Harris.

B. Deed 13-801, Mecklenburg NC, 12 Dec 1789, prv’d Jul 1790. William Piron to William Polk Senior. Being 24 acres on the Rocky River, the metes and bounds are from a b.o. (on the bank of the river) north 34 east 40 to pine, south 13 west 128 to pine, west 16 to elm (on the river), along the river to begin. Wit: Wm. Polk.

Deed 1-30 Mecklenburg NC, 8 Jun 1792, prv’d Jul 1793. William Pyron of Mecklenburg to Frederick Kyzer. Being one of two adjoining tracts deeded. This being 24 acres on the east side of Rocky River. Wit: Hilkiah Weatherford Jr., Thos Polk.

C. Deed 1-30, Cabarrus NC, 8 Jun 1792, prv’d Jul 1793. William Pyron of Mecklenburg to Frederick Kyzer of Mecklenburg. The metes and bounds are from a w.o. south 24 east 28 to p.o., south 52 east 112 to pine, south 112 to b.o (by Cross Creek Road), west 84 to stake, north 3 east 128 to pine, south 84 west 41 to b.o. (on the river bank), then up the river to begin. Wit: Hilkiah Westherford Jr., Thos. Polk.

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D. Grant # 0124, Montgomery NC, ent. 6 Jan 1801, sur. 1 May 1801, iss. —-. Issued to HILIKIAH WEATHERFORD, being 365 acres on Rocky River this tract was issued by virtue of two warrants. Though slightly different in shape, this grant is much of the same land included in the western end of James Love’s grant # 083 which follows. Entered five days after James Love’s entry was surveyed, note there is no issuance date given for either tract. The metes and bounds are from a pine (his own corner in Fredrick Kiser’s line, running with his line) north 80 east 102 to b. o. (his corner), north 72 east 185 to p. o. (in Carson’s line), (with Carson’s line) south 60 east 146 to 2 pines (his corner), (with his other line) south 30 east 120 to r. o. & pine & dog, south 72 west 16 by r. o. & pine, north 40 west 8 to r. o. (McGehee’s corner), south 80 west 34 to stake (on the river bank), (up the river) north 60 west 15, north 70 west 23, south 80 west 27 to stake, south 48 west 80 to pine (corner), south 80 east 32 to sas (on river bank), (up the river to his corner of his old tract) to a w. o., (with his line) north 19 west 70 (to his corner), south 83 west 90, south 8 west 8, north 53 west 130, then north 30 west to begin. CC: Fredrick Kiser, William Weatherford.

E. Deed 1-28 Cabarrus NC, 7 Feb 1793, prv’d Jul 1793. William Polk of Cabarrus to Hilkiah Weatherford of Mecklenburg. Being 73 acres on the northeast side of Rocky River. The metes and bounds are from a w.o. (on the bank of the river) north 19 east 70 to b.o., south 83 west 90 to b.o. and pine, south 8 west 8 to pine (the old station corner), north 53 west 130 to old dead pine, north 30 west 20 to pine (Frederick Kyzer’s corner), west 19 to elm (on bank of river), then up the river to begin. Wit: Frederick Kyzer Jr., Wm. Weatherford.

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D and F. Grant # 083, Montgomery NC, ent. 8 Jan 1800, sur. 1Jan 1801. iss. —. Issued to JAMES LOVE, the warrant for this tract is 500 acres “beginning on McCasson’s line near the County line between Montgomery & Cabarrus and including all the vacant land between his land and the river joining to James Phillip’s land.” Grant # 0124 above included much of the western portion of this tract. In comparing the descriptions, the other tract adjoins Frederick Kiser’s land. Also, James Love’s survey identifies the mouth of Camp Branch (red dot) while Hilkiah Weatherford’s does not. Drawn up to be 460 acres, the metes and bounds in the survey are from a p. o. & r. o. & p.o. (in Carson’s line and runs with Thomas Macgehee’s line) south 24 east 37 to pine (his corner), (with Henry Frederick’s line ) south 58 east 146 to (Philip Frederick’s line), (with Frederick’s line) north 50 east 58 to pine (his corner), south 63 east 70 to r. o. (Frederick’s beginning corner), south 17 west 60 to p. o. (Frederick’s corner), south 25 west 14 to ced. & map. & w. o. (on river bank), (down the said river south 27 east 92 to a syc. & ash (on bank of river) south 40 east 16 to stake, south 72 east 50 to stake, north 80 east 12 to stake, north 52 east 8 to w. o. & ash & map. & s. g. (at mouth of Camp Branch), (up said branch) north 78 west 24 to stake (Hathcock’s corner on bank of branch), north 30 east 128 to p. o. (his corner), north 85 east 35 to stake, south 60 east 102 to stake, north sixty east 78 to stake, south 25 east 122 to stake (said Hathcock’s corner on the river bank), north 35 east 90 to stake, north 55 east 202 to pine (Carson’s corner on river bank), north 70 west 100 (to his other corner), south south 60 west 280 to pine (his corner), north 60 west 328 to p. o. (his corner), west to begin. CC: Thomas Love, Henry Frederick.

G. Grant # 0140, Montgomery NC, ent. 9 Aug 1799, sur. 29 Apr 1801, iss. —. Entered and surveyed for JNO PYRON, this 100 acre tract is located on Rocky River adjoining Camp Branch, his own, and Sampson Dunn lands. SHADED N GRAY, the tract fits perfectly the larger void in the southern end of James Love’s grant # 083 above. On 1 Apr 1801, at the time when Love’s land was surveyed, the owner of land in this void was identified as “Hathcock.” The metes and bounds are from a p.o. (supposed to be in Sampson Dunn’s line) north 85 east 35 to stake, south 60 east 102 to stake, north 60 east 78 to stake, south 25 east 122 to stake (on bank of river), (up the river) north 77 west 30 to s. g. (his corner on river bank), north 44 west 68 to hic. (his corner), north 31 west 22 to (his other corner), south 80 west 68 to w.o. (his corner), south 24 to (his beginning corner), up the river south 85 west 152 to stake (on the bank of Camp Branch), north 30 east 128 to begin. CC: Samson Dunn, Joshua Williams.

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Grant 775, Montgomery NC, ent. 28 Aug 1794, iss. 11 MAr 1795. Being 26,880 acres issued to BARNABAS DUNN, THOMAS CARSON, and WILLIAM MOORE. This tract runs the county line from Rocky River north to past Pole Bridge Creek. These three men also received grants for several other tracts encompassing a majority of the lands in now Stanly County NC. Three roads cross this tract. Along the north and running east to west, Paul’s wagon road connected the Dutch Wagon road with the Fayetteville Highway. And running northeast from Polk Ford in the big bend in Rocky River, the Fayetteville, also known as Polk’s road (see red arrow) connected Charlotte to Fayetteville. Today this road is known as Polk Ford Road, passing by both Love’s Grove and Love’s Chapel UMC. To show perspective, James Love’s 460 acre grant (as follows next) is highlighted in red along the southern bounds of this tract. The metes and bounds are from a r. o. (near Conrad Woody’s line on the waters of Bear Creek) south 11 west (along Carson and Moore’s line) 3,736 to gum (their corner on Rock Hole Creek), south 80 west 130 to pine, south 40 west 208 (crossing a branch) to pine (on Rocky River), north 70 west 100 (crossing a branch twice) to pine, south 60 west 200 (crossing the Camp Branch) to pine, north 60 west 328 (crossing Middle Camp Branch) to p. o., west 240 to hic. (on Rocky River in Thomas McGhee’s line), north 30 west 160 to pine, north 60 west 280 to (the County line), (along the line of Cabarrus County) north 20 east 3,656 to w. o., south 70 east 620 (crossing Running Creek and Pole Bridge Creek) to pine (Thomas Motley’s corner), north 70 east 216 to begin. CC: Andrew Bankston, James Bankston.

7. Deed 7-157, Anson NC, 10 Apr 1779, prv’d Oct 1779. David Oliphant by his attorney Thomas Polk of Mecklenburg to Thos. McGehee. Shaded DARKER RED,  the metes and bounds are from a pine (north side of the river) south 84 east 50 to b.o. (across the creek, south 46 east 160 to gum (Phillip Frederick’s corner), north 30 east 74 to pine, north 24 west 126 to p.o., then to begin. Wit: Philip (P) Fredrick, James (I) McGehee.

Deed 9-224, Anson NC, 20 Oct 1799, prv’d Oct 1800. James Mcgehee of Anson and Thomas Mcgehe of South Carolina and William Megeche of Mecklenburg & Charles Meghe of Montgomery county, heirs of Thomas Megeche Dec’d, to Benjamin Megeche, being 95 acres. Wit: John Drake, John Megche.

Deed M-111, Anson NC, 18 Jul 1803. Benjamin Mcgehee of Anson to Christopher Clounts of Cabarrus. Being 50 acres, I believe this is the portion of the above land located on the south side of Rocky River. The metes and bounds are from a b.o. in  Creek, thence north 46 east 160 to the river as the old line runs, then with the river to begin. The direction of the line in this transaction changes from running southeast to now northeast. Wit: Jeremiah Clountz, Jeremiah Clountz Jr.

8. Grant # 1567, Montgomery NC, ent. 10 Jul 1799, sur. 29 Apr 1801, iss. 20 Aug 1802. Being 50 acres issued to HENRY FREDERICK. SHADED LIGHT RED, the metes and bounds are from a pine (in his own line, running with his own line of his other tract) north 50 east 66 to stake, north 58 west 156 to pine (Magehee’s corner), south 30 west 63, south 58 east 125 (with his line) then to begin. CC: John Fredrick, Sampson Dunn.

9. Deed K-3, Anson NC, 5 Feb 1771, prv’d Feb 1771. Abner Nash and wife Justina to John Polk, being 70 acres lying in a tract called the Welsh Tract. The metes and bounds are from a b.o. (on the north side of Rocky River) south 33 west 32 to s.g (on bank of river), south 47east 30 to hic., south 8 west 60 to w.o., south 66 east 90 to pine, north 39 east 30 to hic., then north 58 west 154 to begin. Wit: Clement Nash.

Deed K-286, Anson NC, 15 Jan 1774, prv’d ____. John Polk to Phillip Frederick, being 70 acres “on both sides of Rocky River including the fish dam.”

10. Grant 3750, Anson NC, ent. 16 Jan 1773, sur. 18 Jan 1774, iss. 28 Feb 1773. Issued to HENRY EUSTICE MCCOULLAH, this is but one of numerous grants issued to McCulloh at this time. Most were for land on the north side of Rocky River near mouth’s of several creeks. Most of the grants indicate that others live or have lived on the land. I suspect McCulloh was acquiring lands out from under people who lived on land without proper title of ownership. This enabled him to sell off, without question, large blocks of land in what was known as Tract #2. The legal description for this piece of land reads: “fifty four acres of land in Anson County on the no. side of Rocky River including Burleson’s old place.” The metes and bounds are from a hic (on the bank, and running thence with new lines) north 13 east 100 to w.o., south 77 east 120 to b.o. (on the bank of the river), then (with the river) to begin.

11. Grant # 7, Stanly NC ent. _____, sur. 21 Feb 1842, iss. _____. Issued to JAMES LITTLE JUNIOR, being 31 acres adjoining James Little Senr. and the land belonging to the heirs of George Tucker deceased. From the survey, the land crosses over “Little Camp Branch” at its mouth. This is the mouth of present day Pumpkin Branch. The next plat (from Stanly County ejectment papers) also locates the mouth of this creek. Adjoining the tract to the east, grant # 1802 to Stokes Pinion indicates this grant to James Little was once land held by David Burleson. The metes and bounds are from a dead pine (said Tucker’s corner of the 100 acre tract & runs with a line of said tract) south 10 east 25 ch to the river, (up the river) to (James Little Senr’s corner) Sycamore, (with Little’s line) north 80 east 16 ch to (his corner in Little Camp branch), north 20 west 22 ch to small b. g. by pine, north 80 east 8 ch 50 lk to small r. o. by two pines, then to begin. CC: Rubin Pinion, Olemsted Little.

12. Grant # 1802, Montgomery NC, ent. 7 Oct 1806, sur. 15 Dec 1808, iss. 7 Oct 1809. Issued to STOKES PINYON, being 100 acres on Rocky River, “Beginning at the turkey rust tract.” The warrant is for land “joining David Burleson’s line and the Turkey Rust tract & between the same.” The metes and bounds are from a p.o (on the bank of the river, the beginning corner of the turkey rust tract) north 26 (with said turkey rust tract) to p. o., north 40 east 70 to stake, then north 65 west 75 to p. o. (corner on Love’s line) then with said line (south 82 west 146 to pine and three pine pointers (one of said Love’s corners), (with said Love’s line) south 10 east 100 to small cedars and three hic. pointers (on bank of river), then down the river to begin. CC: Peter Long, George Tucker.

13. Grant # 1801, Montgomery NC, ent. 4 Jan 1809, sur. 11 Apr 1809, iss. 4 Jun 1809. Issued to REUBEN PINYON, being 26 acres on the north side of Rocky River. Adjoining Grant # 1802 to the east, this must be what is identified as “the turkey rust [roost] tract. The metes and bounds are from a p. o. (on bank of river, Stokes Pinion corner, running with his line) north 2 east 25 to p. o. (his other corner), (with his line) south 88 east 87 to stake (in Love’s line), (with his line) south 30 east 106 to a stake (on the river, Love’s corner), then up the river to begin. Note that ca. 1808, the land north of this and grant # 1802 above were owned by “Love.” CC: Wm. Hinson, Jordan Drake.

Deed 4-45, Stanly NC, 28 Mar 1850. George Tucker, Lewis Tucker, Margaret Kirkpatrick (formerly Tucker), Rhoda Basel (formerly Tucker), Isaac Tucker all of Cabarrus to Aaron Jenkins of Stanly, being 26 acres “that fell to us by the death of our father George Tucker.” At this time, the land adjoins the heirs of George Tucker to the north-east, north, and to Aaron Jenkins to the west. Wit: Jeff. Drake, W. P. Muse.

14. Grant #8, Stanly NC, ent. 25 Oct 1841, sur. 23 Feb 1842, iss. 8 Mar 1842. Issued to LEONARD GREEN JUNIOR being 100 acres on Rocky River “adjoining James Little Ser. & the land of George Tucker Dec’d.” As illustrated above in the plat for Green vs. Smith, Leonard Green evidently entered this tract on lands held or once held by George Smith. And in ca. 1808, the survey for Reuben and Stokes Pinion tracts indicates at that time the same land was held by “Love.” The metes and bounds are from a stake and three pines (a corner of said Tucker’s 100 acres tract ) north 53 east 39 ch to stake (in Lick Branch), down various courses of said branch to Rocky River, up various courses of said river to a stake (on the river bank, George Tucker Dec’d corner of the 26 acre tract). (with a line of said Tucker’s 26 acre tract) north 29 west 29 ch to a stake (in a field), (another line of said tract) west 21 ch 75 lks to (his) p. o. (also a corner of the said Tucker’s 100 acre tract, then (with a a line of said 100 acre tract) north 40 east 17 ch 50 lks to begin. CC: Caleb Osborne, Joshua Osborne.

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Found in loose ejectment papers filed in relation to land disputes in Stanly County, the survey above represents for the plaintiff Leonard Green, his 100 acre Secretary of State land grant adjoining Lick Branch and George Tucker’s 100 and 26 acre tracts. The much larger rectilinear shape represents 670 acres owned by the defendant George Smith as described in deed _____ above. George Smith’s land appears in shape and size to be rooted in the subdivision of Governor Dobb’s Great tract. In an early Colonial move to manipulate the migration of settlers to western NC, The Governor Arthur Dobbs and others purchased 12 large tracts of 100,000 acres each. Speculators of land were then encouraged to buy tracts in required size of 1,900 acres or more for the purpose of resale. After the death of Arthur Dobb’s, a petition in 1778 created a means in which the Secretary of State was allowed to issue grants in smaller amounts from all the vacant lands. And as luck would have it, in 1794, speculators Thomas Carson, William Moore, and Barnaby Dunn received land grants built on hundreds of warrants equaling nearly 60,000 acres that covered much of present day Stanly County. The surveys for these tracts uniquely identify both the lands within and bounded by the grant. The plat and legal description does not account for this large acreage owned by George Smith. George’s tract may therefore be a later subdivision of the lands of Carson, Moore, and Dunn.

Responsibility falls on the grantee to verify that land to be granted is vacant and available. However, looking at the plat to the left, the two Tucker tracts were originally granted by the state to Stokes and Reuben Pinion.
In evidence of the life and this land said to be owned by the above mentioned George Smith, the following deeds are found in Stanly County:

Deed 1-234, Stanly NC, 8 Jul 1822, prv’d 21 Nov 1844. Ransom Shinn to George Smith. Being 719 acres on Rocky River. The metes and bounds are from a stake (on Rocky River) north 226 to stake (Shinn’s corner), west 226 to stake, north 226 to pine (Shinn’s corner), west 226 to stake, south 426 to river bank, then to begin.
Deed 1-230, Stanly NC, 12 Oct 1830, prv’d 21 Nov 1844. Jesse Smith of Campbell County GA to George Smith of Montgomery County NC. Deed 4-181, Stanly NC, __Oct 1847, prv’d 5 Sep 1855. George Smith of Stanly to Aaron Jenkins, being 400 acres on Rocky River beginning at the mouth of Lick Branch (up the various courses of the branch) to sg (in _______ Osborn’s line) by 3 sg & hic……then south 38 ch 50 lks to small ro & 1 w & 3 pines & dog, north 82 east 33 ch to stake & 1 ro, south 65 east 18 ch 75 lks to stake & 3 pine & 1 ro, south 40 west 18 to po & 2 ro & 2 dog, south 88 east 21 ch 75 lks to stake & lightwood stump (in the middle of the mill road), south 30 east 29 to stake (on bank of Rocky River), then down the river to begin. Wit: Leonard Green Senr, Duncan Tucker.

Another twist… Please take a moment to orient the GREEN lines of Leonard Green above entry with the green lines and “Lick Branch” found on both the following estate division plat and the main key map:

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The plat above locates the Montgomery County estate lands of John Furr deceased as appears in Deed 14-39&40, Cabarrus NC, 22 Feb 1834. From the division legal description, the gray shaded tract is owned by Leonard Hartsell and the red shaded tract is owned by Thomas Pinion. The legal description for Thomas Pinion’s land is: Grant 2173, Montgomery NC, 1817 issued to Thomas Pinion. Beginning at a pine (in Brooks’ line) south 58 east 85 (with Brooks’ line to po (John Brooks’ corner), south 20 west 100 to po, north 83 west 68 to po, north 75 west 68 to pine, north 20 east 76 to hic, north 60 east 84 to begin. The legal description for John Furr division is as follows:

We the commissioners appointed agreeable to the Writ of Partition from the superior court of Law of Cabarrus County have met and after being duly qualified have proceeded and divided the land belonging to the Estate of John Furr dec’d in the manner & form as is represented by the above plat.

Viz. No. 1 to Sally Furr, one hundred and three acres estimated to be worth one hundred and three dollars courses and distances are, beginning at a sg (on the bank of Rocky River) North 30 west 21 chains and fifty links to a stake by some dog pointers, (with George Tucker’s line) north 88 degrees west 21 chains and 50 links to po, north 40 degrees east 17 chains and 50 links to a stake by pointers, then north 67 east 28 chains 50 links to ro (on Lick Branch – Leonard Hartsel’s corner), (with said Hartsel’s line) south 25 east to a stake (on the bank of Rock River), thence up the various sources of said River to begin.

No. 2 to George Furr, beginning on a stake by 3 ro north 23 chains and 40 links to a po by 3 ro, due W. 36 chains to a pine & po, due S. 30 chains and 50 links to a stake by pointers, (Geo. Tucker’s line), (with said Tucker’s line) north 82 degrees east 32 chains and 50 links to po, then south 65 east to begin.

No. 3. to Wm Tallions (Stallings) 103 acres beginning at a po by 3 ro ( second corner of the 2nd division due north (to and with No. 6) 28 chains and 50 links to a pine by 2 po, due west 36 chains to a stake by four po, due south 28 chains and 50 links to a pine and po (third corner of No. 2), (with a line of said #) east 36 chains to begin.

No. 4. to Jacob Furr 103 acres beginning at a ro (on Lick Branch, Leonard Hartsel’s corner) north 64 east 21 chains and fifty links to a stake by pointers (his corner), south 78 east (to the intersection of said Hartsel’s and Furr’s line), (with Furr’s line) due north 35 degrees chains to a po (on Honeycutt’s line), ( with said line) north 63 W. 28 chains and 50 links to a pine, (Thomas Pinion’s corner), thence his line south 56 degrees east 21 chains and 50 links to a po (the beginning corner of said Pinion’s line), (with the first line to said tract) south 20 degrees W. 25 chains and 50 links to po, north 33 degrees west 17 chains to another po, north 75 west 17 chains to a fallen pine (a corner of No. 8), ( with a line of No. 8) north 45. 30 west 41 chains and 50 links to a stake by 3 po, S. 65 E 4 chains to a stake by pointer (a corner of No. 1), ( with a line of said) west 67 east 28 chains and 50 links to begin.

No. 5 to Polly Furr 106 acres beginning at a stake by po and pine north 60 west 8 chains and 50 links to a pine (on the side of the road), north 15 degrees east 30 chains and 50 links to a stake, north 35 east 20 chains to a stake and pointers, due west 17 chains to po (John Little’s corner. thence his line S. 31 degrees N. 17 chains thence south 77 west 4 chains to said Little’s corner), (with his line) south 11 west 17 chains and 50 links( to the intersection of said Little’s and John Furr dec’d line), due south 29 chains to a stake by four po (a corner of No. 3 and No. 6), (with a line of No. 6) north 64 east 30 chains to begin.

No. 6 to John Furr 103 acres beginning at a stake by 4 ro (last corner of No. 5 and runs with the last line of said division) north 64 east 30 chains to (the beginning corner of said division), north 47 degrees E. 35 chains to a hic (George Tucker’s corner), (with his line) south 3 west 26 chains to a dead pine by pointers( a corner of No. 7), due south 32 chains to a stake by 3 po, due west 15 chains to a stake by 3 ro (a line of No. 3), ( thence with said line) due north 21 chains and 50 links to (the corner of said No.), due N. 36 chains to begin.

No. 7 to Henry Furr beginning on a dead pine by pointers (George Tucker’s corner and with his line) south 80 east 46 chains to a pine (his corner), (with Eli Honeycutt’s) south 13 E. 6 chains to ( his corner) pine, (with his other line) south 69 degrees east 45 links to Thomas Pinion’s corner), (with his line) south 60 west 21 chains to hic (on the W. side Lick Branch), south 23 west 7 chains to a stake by 2 ro and hic, due west 27 chains to a stake by 3 po (a corner of No. 8), then (with a line of said No.) due north 32 chains to begin.

No. 8 to Tobias Furr 101 acres beginning a stake by 3 po (on a line of No. 3 and a corner of No. 6) due east 42 chains to a stake by 2 ro and hic (a corner of the 7th division on Pinion’s line), (with his line south 23 degrees west 11 chains and 20 links to a fallen pine, south 45.30 west 41 chains and 50 links to a stake by a pine and small hic (and corner of No. 4), north 65 west 8 chains and 50 links to a stake by 3 ro, (a corner of No. 2), then due north (with a line of said No. 8 passing the corner 36 chains) to begin.

19. Grant # 2888, Montgomery NC, ent. 3 Sep 1838, sur. 12 Dec 1839, iss. 23 Dec 1839. Issued to James Little, Senr., being 100 acres adjoining his own lands on Rocky River on the northeast side of where he lives. The metes and bounds are from a s. o. north 50 east (with said Little’s line) 14 ch 50 lk to pine (his corner), south 66 east 12 ch 50 lk to p. o. (on the west bank of Camp Branch), north (up Camp branch) 9 ch to pine by pine and p. o., north 62 west 23 ch to small b. o. by pointers, north 75 west 44 to p. o., south 23 east 20 ch to fallen down pine (his old corner), then to begin. CC: James Little Jr., Aaron Little.

20. Grant # 2895, Montgomery NC, ent. 4 Mar 1839, sur. Dec 12 1839, iss. 28 Sep 1840. Issued to JAMES LITTLE, SENR., being 180 acres adjoining his former entry on Camp Branch. The metes and bounds are from b. g. by a hic. north 75 west 10 ch to dog by large b. o. and hic., south 30 west 15 to p. o., south 80 west 4 ch to dog, south 35 west 19 ch 50 lk to stake, north 75 west 27 ch 50 lk to dog, south 23 east 6 ch 50 lk to p. o. (a corner of James Little Sr. former 100 acre entry), (a line of said entry) south 75 east 44 ch to small b. o. (a corner of said entry), (with another line) south 62 east 23 to pine by p. o., north 4 east 13 ch 50 lk to pine, south 82 east 12 ch 50 lk to pine (said Little’s old corner), north 19 east 10 ch to p. o. (in a branch), north 75 west 4 ch 50 lk to pine by b. o., north 15 east 15 to dog (on east bank of Camp branch), then to begin. CC: James Little Jr., Aaron Little.

21. Grant # 2885, Montgomery NC, ent. 9 Mar 1838, sur. Dec 13 1838, iss. 26 Sep 1839. Issued to LABON LITTLE being 76 acres adjoining George Smith and James Little Ser. The metes and bounds are from a p. o. (James Little Sr. corner), (with his line) south 19 west 10 ch to pine (his corner), south 82 west 12 ch 50 lk to pine, south 4 west 13 ch 50 lk to pine, (down the Camp branch) south 3 west 9 ch 20 lk to p. o. (on west side of branch), south 66 east 7 ch 50 lk to stake by three pine, south 76 ch 50 lk to r. o. by hic., south 80 east 15 ch to p. o., north 15 ch to pine (on top of hill, north 50 east 10 ch to pine, north 5 west 14 ch 50 lk to small r. o. by large pine then to begin. CC: Moses Kizer, Christopher Yow.

23. Grant # 9, Stanly NC, ent. ______, sur. 23 Feb 1842, iss. ______. Issued to DUNCAN TUCKER, being 100 acres on the Rocky River adjoining James Little Senr and Moses Osborne. The metes and bounds are from a fallen pine (Moses Osborne’s corner) north 80 west 37 ch to stake, south 34 ch to stake (in line of George Tucker Dec’d 100 acres tract), (with reverse) south 65 east 10 ch to stake (a corner of said 100 acre tract & beginning corner of Leonard Green’s entry & runs with said Green’s line), north 53 east 39 ch (to his corner) stake, north 6 east 7 to Moses Osborne’s line, then to begin. CC: Caleb Osborne, Joshua Osborne.

24. Grant # 10, Stanly NC, ent. ________, sur. 23 Feb 1842, iss._______. Issued to JOHN GREEN being 100 acres adjoining Moses Osborne and the land of George Tucker deceased. The metes and bounds are from a fallen pine (Moses Osborne’s corner and the beginning corner of Duncan Tucker’s entry), (with Osborne’s entry) north 25 east 14 ch 60 lk to (his corner) (on a branch), (up various courses of branch) to haw tree (in branch on George Tucker deceased line), south 78 west 44 ch to stake, south 16 ch 70 lk to stake (a corner of Duncan Tucker’s entry), (With Tucker’s entry) south 80 east 37 to begin. CC: Caleb Osborne, Joshua Osborne.

Deed 21-472, Stanly NC, 30 Nov 1888. By will of JOHN GREEN DECD, J. L. Little & J. M. Green Exe., to J. H. Little.

25. Deed 21-342, Stanly NC, 3 Nov 1888. JL Little & J. M Green, Exe. of John Green dec’d to A. W. Green. Beginning at a maple on the bank (Wm. Whitley’s) north 3 ½ east 71 tp stone (Whitley’s), south 78 ½ east 115 ½ to mouth of old branch), north 15 east 40, north 10 west 46 to stone on old line, north 28 east 12 ½ to stone, south 42 east 138 to stone (old line), south 18 west 45 ½ to po and pine, south 88 west 105 to stone (north of ford), south 13 east 8, then north 72 west 98 to begin.

26. Deed 12-306, Stanly NC, 11 Mar 1879. John Green to son A. W. Green. Being 88 acres beginning at a stone north 18 east 88 tp stone & 2 po (in branch), north 36 east 46 to stone (in road), north 13 east 36 to stone (in road), south 88 west 78 ½ to pine, north 58 west 30 to dog (Joseph M. Green corner), supposed south 28 west 100 to stone & ced & per, then south 42 east 138 to begin. Wit: W. T. Howell, J. W (x) Little.

27. Deed 15-496, Stanly NC Benjamin Pinon and wife to George Tucker, beginning at dog south 3 ½ east 64 to po, north 77 west 86 (with George Tucker) to po, north 16 east 50, north 27 east 10 ½ , north 12 east 30, north 36 east 18, north 57 east 50 to stake (on the road), south 1 west 72 to begin. This tract makes up the northwest corner of the following deed from Duncan Tucker to H. A. Tucker. Wit: J. C. Drake.

Deed 6-396, Stanly NC, 22 Mar 1866. Duncan Tucker to son H. A. Tucker, being 200 acres beginning at a pine & po south 59 east 69 (With John Green’s line) to 2 ro & pine, south 130 to 2 po & 2 pines, east 81 to 3 ro & dog & stake, north 83? to stake (Tucker’s), south 55 west 35 to 2 ro & pine, south 85 west 68 to ro, south 36 west 21 to stake (in John Green’s corner in a drain), south 16 west 127 to begin.

28. Deed 17-235, Stanly NC. Leonard G. Tucker and wife Frances of Greene County Arkansas to Jonah E. Tucker. Beginning at a bo north 55 east 120 to hic (D. F. Mann corner), north 13 west 80 to sas (near the road), west 160 (crossing two roads at the forks) to po & 2 po, south 98 to 2 pines (in Green’s line), east 36 to ro (on side of road), south 36 to pine (on side of road), south 36 west 28 to ro (in John Green’s line), north 85 east 68 to begin.

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(SOUTH AND WEST OF ROCKY RIVER)
Deed 10-442, Mecklenburg NC, 10 Jan 1780. John Polk to Allen Freeman. Being 4 tracts of land:

31. Tract 1: originating with Deed 2-588, Mecklenburg NC, 25 Jun 1764, prv’d __. Arthur Dobbs Esq. and Justina his wife to John Polk. Being 77 acres beginning at an ash (on the river bank) south 83 west 112 to w.o., north 15 west 100 to pine, north 83 east 150 to stake, then north 6 west 94 to begin. Note the shape will not close as legally written. I believe the shape should be drawn as appears to the left. Wit: John Davis Jun’r, Arthur McKay.

Tract 2: Containing 35 acres, the metes and bounds are (joining the former survey of said John Polk, and beginning at the west corner of said former survey) north 9 east 58 to pine, south 65 west 124 to pine, south 53 east 94 to hic. (on or near the other line of said John Polk), (then (along the same) north 29 east 57 to begin.

Tract 3: This tract does not close and the lines actually cross over each other. It nests nicely under tract 4 and appears to mate up to the northwest corner of tract 1. It appears the number 83 or 38 in one of the two surveys has been mistakenly transposed affecting all four tracts. For this tract, it is 125 acres with metes and bounds from a pine north 13 east 60 to w.o., north 3 east 112 to ash, north 30 west 80 to hic., due west 24 to b.o., west 190 to b.o., south 70 east 82 to p.o., south 83 east 100 to w.o., south 30 east 104 to stake, then south 83 west 34 to begin.

Tract 4: Containing 270 acres, the metes and bounds are from an ash (the said Polk’s original corner) north 30 west 90 to hic. (of resurvey), south 80 west 68 to stake, south 65 west 200 to p.o. (crossing the creek to Charles Polk’s corner), north 29 east 140 (crossing the creek) to p.o. (another corner of said Polk), north 19 west 120 to B.O.m south 88 east 220 to pine, south 71 east 58 to l.o., then down the river to begin. The western end of this tract was later set aside as widow’s dower for Barbara Freeman. Her dower, and this tract were later sold to James S. Russell. See below:

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Loose Estate (Dower), Mecklenburg NC, Jan 1808. William Farr, Wm. Robb, J. M. Wilson, John Martin, Jos. Purvience (Jurors) and Rob’t Allen (surveyor), laid off for Barbara Freeman, 90 acres and 107 poles, being “the third of Allen Freeman’s tract of land his widow’s dowry of land including the dwelling house.” The metes and bounds are from a w.o. (on the bank of Clear Creek running with Charles Polk’s line) north 9 east 9 to stake, north 45 west 24 to stake, north 71 west 64 to b.o. (near the field), north 2 west 185 to p.o. (in the old line), (with three lines of the old survey) south 89 west 101 to b.o., south 22 east 97 to p.o., south 26 west 76 to stake (in bank of the creek, then down the creek to begin.

Deed 19-311, Mecklenburg NC, 27 Apr 1821, prv’d ____. Isham Freeman of Lancaster SC sold to James S. Russell of Mecklenburg. Being 300 acres on Rocky River including the widow’s division. Wit: ________.

(Note: At one time the line separating Anson and Mecklenburg counties began on Goose Creek near its mouth and ran thence south 2 degrees east.

The old county line is represented by a wide black line as seen on map #5. )
The following deeds partially chronicle the break-up of great tract #2, being one of 12 great tracts owned by Henry Eustis McCulloch & Company. This 18,000 acre subdivision lies on the south side of Rocky River and runs closely with the old Anson-Mecklenburg county line. On map 5, this tract encompasses every bit of the land south of Rocky River and east of the Anson-Mecklenburg county line. The western boundary line of this tract likely played a major role when choosing the location for running the dividing line that originally formed Mecklenburg County.

Deed D-123, Anson NC, 22 Apr 1796, prv’d Apr 1796. William Johnson, William Cupples, and John Wright to John Winslow. Being ________ acres, a part of a tract of land “conveyed by letter of patent from his British Majesty George the second to Arthur Dobbs Esquire, then Governor of North Carolina (reference being had to the original plot in the secretary’s office will more fully appear) and by the said Arthur Dobb conveyed by several conveyances to David Oliphant and finally executed and sold by the sheriff of Anson for taxes except ____ tracts sold heretofore and conveyed out of it.” The metes and bounds are from a hickory (on the bank of Rocky River at the mouth of Goose Creek, running up the creek) south 25 west 10 ch to the county line, (with said line) south 538 ch to stake, east 350 ch to r.o. (in the forks of Richardson’s creek), north 550 ch to stake (on the bank of the Rocky River below the widow Green’s mill, then up the river to begin. Including possible exclusions by earlier deeds, the metes and bounds as written equate to a rectangular tract in size measuring about 6.8 miles by 4.3 miles. Wit: Isaac Thomas, Saml. Deurveance.

Deed 123, Anson NC, 29 Apr 1796, 29 Apr 1796. John Winslow of the town of Fayetteville in the county of Cumberland to Daniel Wheaton of Fayetteville, merchant. Being 18,000 acres granted from his Majesty George the second to Arthur Dobbs. Wit: Duncan McRae, Jesotestu.

Power of Attorney G-46, Anson NC, 17 Apr 1799, prv’d Apr 1799. William Cupples & William Johnson appoint John Wright Jur. power of attorney to sell any part of the large tract situated below the mouth of Goose Creek joining the county line and Rocky River. Wit: D. Cuthbertson.

Deed U-303, Anson NC, 12 Jan 1823, prv’d Apr 1823. Joseph Medley, high Sheriff of Anson County to William Johnson. Whereas the Andrew Polk. Late Sheriff seized a certain tract of land supposed to be “the property of William Johnson and the heirs of William Cupples and the heirs of John Wright dec’d,” containing 16,000 acres. The legal description indicates the tract to be 14,154 acres. Wit: A. Little, W. Dismukes.

Deed 7-159, Anson NC, 7 Apr 1779, prv’d Oct 1779. David Oliphant by his attorney Thomas Polk of Mecklenburg to Jas. McGehee of Anson. This tract is situated on the south side of Rocky River at the mouth of Crooked Creek. As depicted in the survey and legal description, the river runs in a wrong direction. The metes and bounds are from a b.o. (on the south side of the river) south 5 west 80 to pine, south 51 west 70 to b.o., south 68 east 100 to p.o. (on Creeked Creek), north 50 to gum (at mouth of Crooked creek), then up the river to begin. Adjoining land grants in the name of Hagler and others identify corners and lines hinting at the existence of this or some other like-shaped tract owned by James McGee. In the same year as this land was purchased from David Oliphant, William Cupples and William Johnson sold to James McGehee a similar shaped tract in the same location. Wit: Thomas (P) McGehee, Phillip (P.) Frederick.

34. Deed 15-251, Mecklenburg NC, 26 Oct 1795, prv’d Jan 1797. George Graham Esq., late sheriff of Mecklenburg to Jeremiah Clontz. The metes ad bounds are from a pine (on his own line & on the county line & runs with the county line) south 3 east 220 to b.o., south 64 west 14 to p.o., north 75 west 60 to p.o., north 26 west 106 to hic. (on Long’s line), (with his line), north 14 east 18 to small hic., south 75 east 9 to pine (his own old corner), then (with his line) to begin. Wit: Isaac Alexander.

Deed 19-360, Mecklenburg NC, 15 Jul 1814. prv’d Feb 1822. Jeremiah (X) Clontz to Henry Clontz. This is the same tract with an exception that the northwest side now runs the bank of Goose Creek. Wit: Jacob Clontz.

35. Deed H2, Anson NC. 13 Jan 1801, prv’d Jan 1801. John Wright for himself and as attorney for William Johnson Jur. to Jeremiah Clounse. For $15, Jeremiah purchases 50 acres situated on the “southeast side of Goose Creek and on the south side of Rocky River.” The metes and bounds are from 2 r.o. (Phillip Hagler’s corner) north 66 west 90 to dog (in his own line), (with said line) south 18 west 78 to pine (in the county line), (with the county line) south 2 east 56 to pine (Phillip Hagler’s corner), then (with his line) north 41 east 154 to begin. Wit: Esra Bostick, John Hagler.

36. Deed H2-58, Anson NC, 13 Jan 1801, prv’d Jan 1801. John Wright for himself and as attorney for William Johnson Jur. to Phillip Hagler. For $30, Phillip Hagler purchased 150 acres situated on the east side of Goose Creek and on the south side of Rocky River. The metes and bounds are from Michael Cloner’s corner (with his line) north 5 east 148 to r.o., north 55 west 58 to two r.o. (Jeremiah Cloner’s corner), (with his line) south 41 west 154 to stake (in the county line), (with the county line) south 2 east 44 to pine (John Hagler’s corner), with his line, south 70 east 150 to b.j., then to begin. Wit: James Nowell, Neavil Bennett.

Deed 1-429, Union County NC, 14 Sep 1846, prv’d Oct 1846. Phillip (5) Hagler to John Hagler. Though the metes and bounds are much the same, the legal description in this deed ends with the following confusing statement hinting to the inclusion of a portion of another tract. The statement reads: “containing 150 acres, more or less, a part of an other tract of land containing 170 acres Robert Biggers holding 20 acres & John A. Hagler holding100 acres of the 170 acres tract and the balance supposed to be 50 acres be the same, more or less, the 150 acres in the tract above & the 50 acres below making 200 acres be the same more or less.” Wit: W. P. Muse, John Long.

Deed 2-229, Union County NC, 2 Jan 1850, prv’d Jan 1850. John (x) Hagler to Oliver Biggers. This is the same land and the deed includes the same statement as in Deed 1-429 above. Wit: W. P. Muse, Adam (x) Hagler.

37. Deed H2-90, Anson NC, 13 Jan 1801, prv’d Jan 1801. John Wright for himself and as attorney for William Johnson Jur. to John Hagler. This is close to the northwest most corner of the 18,000 acre tract. For 50 pounds, John Hagler purchased what was sold to be 100 aces of land. But looking at the size of this tract in relation to adjoining lands of similar acreage, this must be at least 350-400 acres. The metes and bounds are from a pine (Jeremiah Clonches corner in the county line) south 70 east 320 to pine, south 2 east 460 to pine, west 300 to stake (in the county line), then with the county line to begin. Wit: James Nowell, Neavil Bennett.

Deed H2-93, Anson NC, 8 Dec 1799, prv’d Oct 1801. William Johnson and William Cupples by their attorney John Wright to John Michael Clonch. For $100, John Michael Clonch purchased 110 acres situated on Rocky River. The metes and bounds are from a pine (Clonch’s spring) south 4 west 30 ch 50 lks to pine, north 75 west 27 ch 50 lks to b.o., north 4 east 40 ch to Rocky River., then down the river to begin. Wit: Isaac Brumbelow, H. Marshall Presenter.

Deed M-43, Anson NC, 22 Mar 1806, prv’d Oct 1807. John Hagler of Cabarrus to Thomas Love of Mecklenburg, “including 100 acres joining the county line and Jery Clounce’s land.” Wit: James Love Sr., Jonah Love.

Deed 9-119, Union NC, 8 Feb 1870, prv’d 19 Dec 1871. Robert B. Bigger of Union NC to Garrison Bigger 110 acres on John Michael Clontz’s spring on Rocky River. Wit: James L. Little, Elizabeth (x) Little.

38. Deed 17-298, Union NC, 17-298, 2 Sep 1871, prv’d 4 Dec 1885. Robert B. Bigger to son Norris Bigger, being ____ acres situated on the west side of the red line. Wit: James L. Little, Elizabeth (x) Little.

Deed U-339 Anson NC, 10 Jan 1810, prv’d ____. William Shehorn of Mecklenburg to Joshua Hinson of Anson, being 50 acres, one of two tracts located on the south side of Rocky River that was conveyed in this transaction. Wit: Jas. Little, Jesse Barnett.

Deed V-208, Anson NC, 26 Mar 1823, prv’d Jan 1826. Joshua Hinson to Peggy and Barbara Long. Being 100 acres on the south side of Rocky River, the metes and bounds are from a w.o. (south side of Rocky River) south 34 west 10 ch to pine (by a spring), south 3 west 24 ch 50 lks to pine, south 11 west 7 ch 50 lks to p.o., south 72 east 12 ch 50 lks to stake by w.o., north 44 east 15 ch to b.j., north 39 to chestnut (on river), then (up the river) to begin. Wit: D. Cuthbertson, Joshua Hinson Jr.

Deed U-345, Anson NC, 10 Jul 1826, prv’d Jul 1828. Absolum Myers Esq., High Sheriff of Anson to James Little Senr. of Montgomery. Being 100 acres, “the property of Joshua Hinson to him in power of Thos. Levi, Margaret Long and others.” This is land to the east of the red dashed line. It also takes in the land along the river lying to the north. The metes and bounds are from a syc and c.o. (on the south bank of Rocky River, the division corner of the part of the sd. Joshua Hinson deeded to Margaret and Barbary Longs thence the division line) south 150 to r.o. (Margaret & Barbara Long’s division corner on the old line of the sd Joshua Hinson’s), north 44 east 142 to p.o., north 61 east 48 to w.o. (on the bank of the river, then up the river to begin.

Deed 17-297, Union NC, 29 Dec 1873, prv’d 4 Dec 1885. Oliver Biggers to Norris Biggers. Being the same 100 acres east of the red line as deeded above in U-345. Wit: R. E. Biggers.

39. Grant #7244 Union NC, ent. 10 Jan 1842, sur. 10 Apr 1842, iss. 19 Apr 1842. Issued to AARON LITTLE being 39 acres on Rocky River and Cedar Branch. The metes and bounds are from a w.o. (in Phillip Hagler’s line, Margaret and Barbery Long’s corner and runs with Hagler’s line) north 70 east 7 ch 50 lks to hic. by three pines (in Adam Lockhart’s line), (with Lockhart’s line) north 56 east 21 ch to stake by three pines (James Little’s corner), north 14 east 20 ch to pine & r.o., north 82 east 16 ch 40 lks to dog a& per., south 61 east 12 ch to r.o. (on the bluff of the river), up the river to w.o. (at the mouth of a small branch), north 61 west 12 ch to p.o., south 44 west 37 ch 50 lks to r.o., then to begin. CC: Robard B. Bigger, Armested Little, Jas. Little Jur.

40. Deed LM-237, Anson NC, 12 Jan 1808, prv’d Jan 1808. John Frederick of Montgomery NC to John Hagler Jur. of Cabarrus NC.

Tract 1: from a p.o. (Corner of Phillip Frederick Dec’d lands) to pine, south 9 west 20 ch to p.o., west 22 ch 50 lks to p.o. (on the west side of Haystack Branch), (down said branch to Frederick dec’d line), then (with the line) to begin.

Tract 2: from (a second corner of a 30 acre tract of his father’s Phillip dec’d lands) south 82 west 21 ch, south 14 west 20 to pine, south 40 east (to the Haystack Branch), (down the branch to his father dec’d line, then with it to begin. Wit: I. R. Black, Jas. Little.

41. V-339, Anson NC, 16 Mar 1808, prv’d Jul 1826. John Hagler of Anson to James Little of Montgomery NC. Being the same tracts as in LM-237 above, the legal description now identifies all lines.

Tract 1: from a p.o. (at or near the corner of the seventy acre tract formerly Phillip Frederick’s corner above the mouth of Wateree Branch) south 14 east 63 poles to pine, south 9 west 20 ch to p.o., west 22 ch 50 lks to p.o. (on the west side of Haystack Branch), (down said branch to the said Frederick ‘s 70 acre tract line), then (with the line) to begin.

Tract 2: from (a second corner of a 30 acre tract of his father’s Phillip dec’d lands) south 82 west 21 ch, south 14 west 20 to pine, south 40 east (to the Haystack Branch), (down the branch to his father dec’d line, then with it to begin.

42. Grant #7001 Anson NC, ent. 13 Mar 1834, sur. 13 Nov 1835, iss. 16 Dec 1835. Issued to PETER HAGLER, the warrant dated 11 Sep 1832 was for 155 acres adjoining John Polk and his own land and the Rocky River. The metes and bounds are from a pine (at the mouth of the watery branch on the south side of Rocky River) south 8 west 33 ch (passing James Little’s corner one chain) to stake by two pines & two p.o. (in Jeremiah Claunce’s line), (with Claunce’s line) south 87 east 5 ch to large pine (his corner), south 40 east 33 ch to stake (in Charles Hagler’s line), (with his line) north 7 east 17 ch to pine by two pines (his corner), south 71 east 39 ch to maple & w.o (on the bank of Crooked Creek at the sled ford), (down the courses of Crooked Creek) 11 ch 40 lks to hic. (his own corner of the McGhee tract), (with his own line) north 67 west 50 ch to stake (his own corner), north 10 west 33 ch to stake (in the field), north 31 east 22 ch to b.o. by syc. (on the bank of the river, his beginning corner of the old tract), then the various courses of the river to begin. CC: John Hagler, Thomas Hagler.

Deed 10 437, Anson NC, 19 Dec 1835, prv’d Apr 1842. Peter Hagler of Anson to Andrew Hartsell of Cabarrus NC,. Containing 715 acres, this combined tract takes in Deed G-67, Grant #7001, and ___________. Wit: Jno. McCollum.

Deed G-67, Grant #7001, and ___________. Wit: Jno. McCollum.

43. Deed G-67, Anson NC, 8 May 1799, prv’d Jan 1800. William Cupples and William Johnson by their attorney John Wright Jur. of the district of Fayetteville to James McGehee. Being 100 acres, the metes and bounds are from a b.o. (his upper corner) south 30 west 17 ch to b.o., south 10 east 23 ch to b.o. & pine, south 70 east 49 to hic. (on the upper bank of Crooked Creek), (direct course) to stake (located 1 ch 15 lks below the mouth of Crooked Creek, then up the river to begin. Wit: Isaac Brumbelow, Agh. Coburn.

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44. Deed X-117, Anson NC, 27 Sep 1823, Jan 1830. William Johnson of Anson by his attorney D. Cuthbertson to Reuben Pinion. Being 100 acres on Haystack Branch of Rocky River. This is the parallelogram at the northern end. The metes and bounds are from a pine & b.o. & two pines south 75 east 30 ch to elm (on the bank of the branch), south 10 east 30 ch to stake & two b.o., south 80 west 30 ch to stake & two b.o., then to the begin. Wit: John Rushing, Thomas Stegall.

Deed V-24, Anson NC, 15 Feb ___, prv’d Oct 1824. Wm. Johnson by his attorney David Cuthbetson to Henry and John Hagler. Being 300 acres, this tract includes all of the shaded area and the larger shape to the south. The metes and bounds are from a s.g. (on Cow Branch near Crooked Creek) north 20 west 28 ch to pine & p.o. & r.o., west 10 ch tp r.o. by r.o., south 75 west 19 ch to r.o. by three p.o., south 10 east 2 ch (Pinion’s line), south 50 west 20 ch to p.o., north 70 west 13 ch to dog. & hic., south 30 west 15 ch to three p.o. (at head of spring), south 33 east 5 ch to b.o. (at another spring), south 25 east 40 ch to r.o. (John Polk’s corner), (with John Polk’s line) north 80 east 30 ch to stake (in Polk’s line), then (with his other line) to begin. Wit: James Long.

Deed X-104, Anson NC, 21 Jan 1829, prv’d Jan 1830. Henry Hagler to Reuben W. Pinion, being 130 acres, this tract includes all the shaded portion of land. Note at this time the branch on the western boundary is known as Cedar Branch. And now the land adjoins James Long to the west. Witness: W. Dismukes.

Deed 5-448, Union NC, 29 ___ 1858, prv’d _____. W. C. (x) Tarlton of Shelby County TN to G. W. Little of Union County. Being 130 acres, same as the shaded tract deeded in X-104 above. Wit: John Long.

Deed 10-437, Mecklenburg NC, 15 Feb 1841, prv’d Apr 1842. Jeremiah (X) Clontz Sen’r to Jeremiah Clontz Jr., being 170 acres on Rocky River on both sides of Little’s road. All he metes and bounds are drawn out on this tract that includes the parallelogram on the north side and the eastern portion of the shaded area. The metes and bounds are from pine / 2 r.o. pointers (the beginning of the corner of the 200 acre tract called Pinion’s tract) south 75 east 30 ch 50 lks to elm (in the Haystack branch), south 10 east 27 (with said tract) to stake (in field on the west s ide of Haystack branch), north 65 east 21 ch to dead r.o by r.o., east 11 ch 80 lks (passing a corner of the Henry & John Hagler 300 acre survey), south 20 east 11 ch to r.o. by 2 r.o, south 51 west 42 (crossing Little’s road at 30 ch) w.o. by 3 w.o. & r.o., north 60 west 21 ch to small p.o. between large hic. and r.o., north 50 east 22 ch to large b.o. (the third corner of the old Pinion tract), (with the 3rd line of the tract) south 80 west 30 ch to stake by 3 w.o. & r.o., then to begin. Wit: John McCollum.

The following records represent land situated on Rocky River lying between Crooked Creek and Weatherford Branch to its east. The land was later reissued as Secretary of State land grants when Union County was formed in 1842.

Deed G-34, Anson NC, 8 May 1799, prv’d Jan 1800. William Johnson and William Cupples by their attorney John Wright Jr. to David Cobb. Being 400 acres (part of a tract called the proprietors land) on the south side of Rocky River . The metes and bounds are from a stake (where Weatherford’s branch empties into Rocky River, and up the said branch) 60 ch to two w.o., north 60 west 44 ch 50 lks to pine by b.o. & p.o. & & 2 pines & ches. (in small drain of Crooked Creek), (down the drain to the creek), (down the creek to McGhee’s line), (with McGhee’s line to the river), then down the river to begin. Wit: Isaac Brumbelow, Ash Coburn.

Deed 10-439, Anson NC, 13 Dec 1811, prv’d Apr 1842. Stokes Pinyon to Peter Hagler. Being 400 acres on the south side of Rocky River. Wit: Elijah Coburn, Reuben Vinson.

Deed M-113, Anson NC, 13 Jan 1807, prv’d Oct 1807. The heirs of William Cupples Esq. dec’d and William Johnson of Anson by their attorney John Wright Junr. to Obadiah Curlee. Being 275 acres, this tract adjoins and seems to be a portion of Deed G-34. This deed identifies the unnamed drain in G-34 as Buffalo Branch. This tract also adjoins Fred’k Kisor land to the south. Wit: Dennie (D) Hemby, William Curlee.

Grant #7276, Union NC ent. 8 Mar 1841, sur. 18 Aug 1842, iss. 23 Jan 1843. Issued to ANDREW HARTSELL this 100 acre tract lies within the land east of Crooked Creek as was deeded to David Cobb on 1799 by William Johnson and William Cupples. The metes and bounds are from a b.g. & w.o. & holly & ash (on Rocky River at the mouth of Weatherford’s branch. Then running up the branch) ten ch (with Anderson’s line) to s.g & w.o. & p.o., north 75 west 67 ch to stake (on Crooked Creek), (down Crooked Creek with Andrew Hartsell’s line to Rocky River), then down the river to begin. CC: Archibald Stancil, Leonard Green Jur.

Grant #7275, Union NC, ent. 8 Mar 1841, sur. 19 Aug 1842, iss. 23 Jan 1843. Issued to JOHN GREEN, this tract lies within the land east of Crooked Creek deeded to David Cobb on 1799 by William Johnson and William Cupples. The land adjoins that of Andrew Hartsell and Anderson lands. The metes and bounds are from a s.g. & w.o. & p.o. (on the Weatherford Branch by Leornard Green’s second corner, then up the branch with Anderson’s line) to b.g. & p.o. & hic, north 66 west 72 ch to w.o. & elm & r.o. & s.w (on Crooked Creek), (down the creek with Andrew Hartsell’s line) to stake (Leonard Green’s third corner), then (with his new line) south 75

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NEAR THE MOUTH OF DUTCH BUFFALO CREEK

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

NEMAP

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Located in the big bend at the mouth of Dutch Buffalo Creek, and south, east, and west of Rocky River in that area. Being the land north of Hwy. 24/27 lying between Hwy 601 and the Stanly county line.

 

1. Grant # _________, Mecklenburg NC. Issued to GEORGE GERIGOR (CARIKER), being 100 acres on Hamby’s Branch. The warrant is for 200 acres “joining the lower end of the widow miller’s place & James Bradsaw line John Bigger line and down the river. ” The survey is for land that includesPeter Reap and Jame Cortise improvements.” At the northwest corner of the plat, the beginning point of the survey is “by James Bratchey’s corner on the Dutch Waggon Road.” The southern most line and the lower half of the eastern most line of this tract adjoins the lands of John Leatsinger. The dotted open line adjoins lands of John Bigger. CC: Robert Bigger, John Finny.

Deed 12-593, Mecklenburg NC, 12 Dec 1785, prv’d ____. George Kerricker & wife Susan to John George Wilhelm. Wit: _____________.

2. Grant # 3347, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 18 Dec 1779, sur. 23 Apr 1783, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to PETER CISER (KSER), the warrant is for 100 acres on both sides of Rocky River “including his mill and mill dam being 50 acres on each side said river.” The survey ”includes his John Leatsinger’s improvemant.” The mouth of Hamby Run is located on this tract. From a water oak (on bank of river John Finney corner, running with 30 east 15 chs. to small p. o., north 51 west 14 chs. to hic. (John Finny, Peter Reap corner), (with Reap’s line) south 20 west 23 chs. to p. o., north 74 west 9 chs. (crossing Hamby’s Run) to small p. o. (Reap’s corner & John Bigger corner), (with Bigger’s line) south 8 west 9 chs. to w. o. (his corner) south 30 east 7 chs. to water oak (Bigger’s corner on bank of river), south 15 west 31 chs. (crossing said river) to small b. o., then to begin. CC: Andra Mathews, John Bigger.

Deed 13-746, Mecklenburg NC, 5 Jul 1788. Joseph Graham, late Sheriff of Mecklenburg to Robt. Smith of Mecklenburg. In pursuance of a writ of fieri facias issued 1786 against the goods and chattels of John Litinger & Frederick Cotosh late of sd. county, George Kiser recovered 106 pounds and 10 shillings. That 100 acres of land situated on both sides of Rocky River “authenticated to Peter Kiser Junr Senr. his heirs and assigns forever from his Excellency the Governor & as by the sd. Peter Kiser’s will in which the following clause” Item: I will & order that my Mill on Rocky River & the land adjoining sd. mill be sold in six months after my decease.” Peter Kiser did appoint George Garmon & Wm. Hearns exec’s of his last will and testament & in pursuance of the said will they did sell the land to Geo. Kiser by deed. Dated 3 Apr 1785, Geo. Kiser did convey the land by deed to John Litenger as a part of the consideration being a bond or note of hand which the aforesaid action was founded. That in response to the above, the sheriff, did sell for 37 pounds and 10 shillings the above mentioned land to Rob’t Smith. Wit: Solomon Abrams.

Deed 14-33, Mecklenburg NC, 28 Aug 1789, prv’d Jan 1792. Robert Smith to William Ross, both of Mecklenburg. Being 100 acres adjoining John Finney to the east, his own and Peter Rape land to the north, and John Biggers to the west. Wit: Wallace Alexander, Sarah Alexander, Wm. T. Alexander.

Deed 2-38, Cabarrus NC, 19 Apr 1793, prv’d ___. Daniel Bean to William Ross Junior, being 100 acres. Wit: David McKinley, William Ross.

Deed 8-219, Cabarrus NC, 1 Nov 1793. William Ross Jun’r to Daniel Boger, both of Cabarrus. Being one of four tracts conveyed to Daniel Boger.

Deed 10-126, Cabarrus NC, 27 Jan 1801, John Melcher to Tobias Klutts, both of Cabarrus. Being one of four tracts conveyed in this deed all conveyed “from Dan’l Boger to sd. John Melcher bearing dated the 1st day of Nov 1793.” Wit: Dan’l Little, Jno. Still.

3. Grant #3374, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 3 Mar 1779, sur. 23 Apr 1783, iss: 2 Nov 1784. Issued to JOHN FINNEY, being 28 acres on the “Brushy Fork of Rocky River.” The tract adjoins John Leatsinger to the southwest and runs along James Cotise land to the west. CC: Robert Biggers, James Cortise.

Deed 13-670, Mecklenburg NC, 13 Mar 1789, prv’d ____. John Finney to John George William, being 28 acres on “the Brushy Branch of Rocky River.” Wit: John Bigger, Wm. Ross.

4. Grant # 448, Cabarrus NC, ent. 3 Feb 1812, sur. 2 Aug 1813, iss. 24 Nov 1813. Issued to FRANCIS FONDERBURG (Vanderburg), being 24 acres joining his own, Daniel Boger, and John Bost’s lines. Beginning at a hic. (his own corn Daniel Boger’s corner on the bank of the brushy fork of Hamby’s Branch) south 51 east 60 to po (Boger’s other corner), north 46 east 132 to stake (on John Bost’s line), (with his line) north 4 west 96 to pk (Bost’s corner on Philip Carriker’s line), (with his line) south 35 west 8 to bo (his own corner), (with his own line) fifty two east 96 (To his other corner), then (with his own line) to begin. CC: William Plott, Francis Fonderburgh.

5. Grant # 3700, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 27 Jun 1786, sur. 28 Apr 1787, iss. 26 Nov 1789. Issued to WILLIAM ROSS the warrant for survey was for150 acres of land “joining John Finney, Peter Rape, John Finney’s entry on Brushy Fork, Jacob Casle, Andrew Mathews, John Ahsly, George & Andrew Carriger, and his own mill”. The survey and issuance was for 97 acres joining John Ashley land to the east and John Finney land to the west and south. From a pine (John Ashly’s corner and with his open line) north 5 west 158 to stake, north 36 west 22 to p. o. (John Finny corner), (with Finny open line) south 44 west 162 to small p. o. (his own corner and Finny corner), (with his own line) south 30 west 50 to stake (by Finny corner), then (with his open line) to begin. CC: John Finny, James Bigger.

6. Grant # 3319, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 3 Mar 1779, sur. 23 Apr 1783, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to JOHN FINNEY, being 50 acres on the north side of Rocky River including his own improvements. From a hic. (Douglas Winchester’s line, running with his line) south 9 west 9 chs. to small p. o. (on river bank), (with various courses of river) north 84 west 15 chs. to small water oak, south 70 west 12 to water oak (John Leatsinger’s corner), (along his line) north 37 west 12 chs. to b. o., north 20 west 7 chs. to b. o. (said Leatsinger corner), north 8 east 8 chs. to stake, then to begin. CC: Andre Mathews, Robert Bigger.

Deed 13-669, Mecklenburg NC, 13 Mar 1789. John Finney to William Ross, both of Mecklenburg. Test: John Bigger, Jacob (x) Cagle. Jurat: Bruzig Wilhelm.

Deed 2-38, Cabarrus NC, 19 Apr 1793, prv’d ___. Daniel Bean to William Ross Junior, being 50 acres. Wit: David McKinley, William Ross.

9A. Grant # 3885, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 14 Apr 1784, sur. 15 Nov 1790, iss. 28 Nov 1792. Issued to JOHN ASHLEY, being 200 acres on Wetfot Branch adjoining George Caricker to the northwest and John Finny to the southwest. From b. o. south 55 west 34 to b. o. (George Carricker corner), (with his line) south 35 west 138 to pine not, south 47 east 78 to w. o. (John Finney corner), south 28 east 90 to stake (Jacob Keser’s line), (with his line) north 66 east 30 to pine (his corner), due east 36 to b. o., south 73 east 100 to big pine, north 25 east 100 p. o., then to begin. CC: Daniel Winchester, Andrew Mathias.

Deed 14-122, Mecklenburg NC, 19 Sep 1792, prv’d Oct 1792. John Ashly and Mary (X) his wife to Henry Price. Being 200 acres on Wetfot Branch adjoining George Carricker and John Finney to the northwest and Jacob Rape to the southwest. Wit: John McCorkle, Daniel Winchester.

Deed 6-94, Cabarrus NC, 18 Sep 1804, prv’d Jul 1806. Elias Bost to John Bost his son, “a certain tract of land containing two hundred acres wheof 50 acres belong to the silver mine theron during the continuance of it & thereafterwards to revert to the said John Bost.” Now the stream running through the land is known as Whitford’s Branch. Wit: John Moyer, Daniel Bost.

7. Grant 3350, Mecklenburg NC, ent. ____, sur. 22 Apr 1783, iss. _____. Issued to JACOB CAGLE, being “50 acres of land . . .including his John Ashly improvement”. From a pine (on Douglas Winchester’s line, running with his line) south 67 east 17 chs. (crossing Wet Fot Branch, a branch of said river) to pine, north 14 east 17 chs. 50 lks. to pine, north 26 west 24 chs. to pine (on Andra Mathew’s line), (with said line) south 67 west 13 chs. to w. o., then to begin. CC: Andre Mathews, Robert Bigger.

Deed 4-71, Cabarrus NC, 3 Jun 1799, prv’d Jul 1801. George Christman to Elias Bost, being 50 acres on “Wetfoot Branch” adjoining Douglass Winchester to the south and Andrew Mathis to the northwest. Wit: German, Michael Christman.

Deed 6-93, Cabarrus NC, 3 Oct 1804, prv’d Jul 1806. Elias Bost to John Bost,, being 50 acres on “Whitford’s Branch” adjoining Douglass Winchester to the south and Andrew Mathews to the northwest. Wit: Martin Beaver, Daniel Bost.

8. Grant # 3441, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 22 Oct 1779, sur. 8 Apr 1783, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to DOUGLAS WINHSESTER, being 94 acres located on both sides of Rocky River including his own improvement. From a w. o. north 15 east chs. to b. o., north 38 east 12 chs. to pine, north 9 east 15 chs. (crossing the river along John Finny entry) to b. o., south 67 east 17 chs. (along John Ashly entry) to hic., south 10 chs. (crossing the wagon road and said river) to b. o., south 50 east 7 to w. o. (by James Flemming line), south 67 west 19 chs. to stake, south 23 east 20 chs. to stake, (crossing the road) to begin. CC: Daniel Winchester, Charls Dorton.

Deed 1-66, Cabarrus NC, Douglas Winchester and wife Elizabeth to George Christman. This deed also includes a tract purchased by Winchester from John Ashley. (See …) Jurat: John Hagler.

Deed 4-72, Cabarrus NC, 3 Jun 1799, prv’d Jul 1801, George Christman to Elias Bost. Being the fifty acre portion of this tract lying on the north side of Rocky River. Wit: German, Michael Christman.

9. Grant 530, Cabarrus NC, ent. 16 Nov 1819, sur. 20 Jun 1820, iss. 7 Dec 1820. Issued to JOHN H. BOST and DANIEL BOGER, being 120 acres “for the use of the meeting house joining the heirs of John Hagler, dec’d”. This is the land on which St. Martin’s Lutheran is built. From a forked syc. (on the river bank near John H. Bost’s) north 54 to hic. (corner of sd. Bost’s), north 14 east 84 to pine (corner of sd. Bost), north 26 west 116 to pine stump (Bost’s corner), east 32 small b. o. (Bost’s corner) south 73 east 74 to small hic. (corner of sd. Bost and John Hagler heirs), south 23 east 106 to b. o. (corner of sd. Hagler’s), south 31 west 160 to elm (on bank of river a corner of Hagler). CC: John Bigger, Leonard Haggler.

10. Grant # 3526, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 5 Jun 1779, sur.22 Apr 1785, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to Henry Sides, being 100 acres adjoining John Hagler land and including his own improvements. From a stake south 31 west 96 to elm (on the river), (down river) south 58 east 132 to stake (John Hagler’s corner), (with his line) north 18 east 121 to p. o. (Hagler’s corner), (with Hagler line) north 40 east 96 to stake, then to begin. CC: Jacob Casel, John Neas.

Deed 3-68, Cabarrus NC, 15 Dec 1798, prv’d Jan 1799. Henry Sides of Anson NC sold 100 acres to John Hagler of Cabarrus. Wit: Allen Carter. Jur: Dan’l Little.

11. Grant 35__, Mecklenburg NC, ent. ____ sur. 4 Mar 1786, iss. ______. Issued to DANIEL WINCHESTER, being 100 acres on the Meadow Branch of Rocky River adjoining Henry Sides land to the south. From a crooked p. o. north 13 west 58 to pine, south 55 west 70 to pine (by a branch), south 10 west 132 to pine, south 85 east 94 (near Henry Side’s open line) to big pine, north 19 east 34 to pine, north 45 east 92 to stake, then to begin. CC: John Ashley, Andrew Mathis.

Deed 11-481, Cabarrus NC, 11 Oct 1792, Prv’d ____. Daniel Winchester to Leonard Hartsell, being 100 acres. Wit: William Ross, William Ross.

12. Grant # 486, Cabarrus NC, ent. 20 Feb 1816, sur. 18 Oct 1817, iss. 28 Nov 1817. Issued to GEORGE KLUTTS being 55 acres on Rocky River. Beginning at a small bj (Paul Furr’s and Francis Vandeburg’s corner) south 48 east 34 to a young wo (Paul Furr’s corner), (with his line) south 80 west 58 to b.o (on the side Furr’s corner) south 18 east 228 to ro (Furr’s corner), north 21 west 82 (with Hartsell’s line) to bo, north 26 west 28 (through Hartsell’s field) to pine, north 22 to stake, north 58 west 68 to po (Hartsell’s corner), north 98 to hickory (Hartsell’s corner), west 96 to pine, north 15 west 40 to po (John Bost’s corner on Vandeburg’s line, then (with his line) to begin. CC: Paul Furr, Leonard Hartsell.

13. Grant #3686, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 26 Nov 1780, sur. 9 Oct 178_, iss. 15 Dec 1786. Issued to PAUL FURROR, being 100 acres on the waters of Dutch Buffalo adjoining John Hagler and Daniel Winchester at the southwest corner and Phillip Lyticker to the north. From a pine south 30 west 116 to small p. o. (on John Hagler’s line), (runs with his line) north 75 west 32 to small b. o. (Hagler’s and Winchester’s corner), north 18 west 228 to b. o. (on Phillip Lyticker line), east 32 to w. o. (on his own old line), then to begin. CC: John Hartsell, George Tucker.

14. Grant # 491, Cabarrus NC, ent. 11 Apr 1817, sur. 12 Mar 1818, iss. 4 Apr 1818. Issued to PAUL FURRER, being 12 acres joining his own lands to the east and west and John Hagler heir’s land to the south. From a p. o. (corner of John Hagler’s heirs and his own, running with his own line) north seven east 100 to b. o. (on his own line & a corner of his own), (with his own line) south 30 west 102 to stake (corner of his own and on John Hagler heirs line), (with said line) south 75 east 38 to begin. CC: Henry Furrer, Leonard Furrer.

15. Grant #509, Cabarrus NC, ent. 21 Mar 1819, sur. 10 May 1819, iss. 6 Feb 1819. Issued to LEONARD, JACOB, and CHARLES HAGLER, being 50 acres joining the lands Tobias Klutts, Paul Furr, Leonard Hartsell, and their own lands. Shaded in red, this tract snakes around taking in vacant lands surrounding tracts granted or earlier purchased by John Hagler. From a p. o. & dead pine (their own old corner) north 74 west 110 to pine (Leonard Hartsell’s corner), (with his line) south 55 west 70 to pine (his other corner), (with his other line) due south 132 to hic. & dead pine (Hartsell’s other corner), (with his other line) south 86 east 108 to pine (Hartsell’s and their own old corner), (with his and their old line) north 20 east 56 to dead pine (in Hartsell’s field, his and their own corner), (with his and their own line) north 45 east 54 to hic. (their old corner passing Hartsell’s corner 8 poles), (with theirs and Paul Furr’s line south 75 east 160 to stake (in Paul Furr’s line, passing their own p. o. corner 46 poles), (with Paul Furr’s line) south 92 to stake, north 45 west 60 to pine (their own old corner), (with their own line) north 10 east 40 to b. o. (their own corner), south 74 west 8 to p. o. (their old corner), north 20 west 18 to p. o. (their own land), north 75 west 114 to (another) stake, south 30 west 200 to p. o. (their own old corner), (with their own old line) north 69 west 40 to p. o. (their own old corner), (with their own line) north 40 east 90 to stake (in their own land), north 86 west 100 to stake (two poles from their and Hartsell’s hic. & dead pine corner in their own land), north 22 west 32 to pine (their other old corner), (with their other line) north 18 west 60 to pine (their other corner), with their other line (north 10 east 52 to p. o. (their old corner), north 74 west 22 to begin. CC: Leonard Hartsell, Leonard Hagler.

16. Grant # 3840 Mecklenburg NC, ent. 18 Dec 1786, sur. 20 Apr 1790, iss. 20 Dec 1791. Issued to JOHN HAGLER being 70 acres. From a pine north 38 west 120 to pine (Paul Furrow’s corner), (with his line) north 52 east 106 to pine, north 74 east 70 to small p. o., north 20 to p. o., (with Paul Furrow’s entry) north 75 west 88 to small hic. (Daniel Winchester’s station corner), (with his line) south 45 west 52 to pine, (with said line) south 22 west 52 to pine (Said Winchester’s corner), (with Henry Sides’ line) south 28 west 100 to small p. o. (his own corner), (with his open line) to begin. CC: Paul Hagler, John Hagler.

17. Grant # 3432 Mecklenburg NC, ent. 25 Apr 1783, sur. 25 Apr 1783, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to JOHN HAGLER, the warrant is for 100 acres being “the place where he lived including all his improvements.” From a pine (Paulser Neas line, then with his line) south 49 west 34 chs. to pine (on bank of river), (with various courses of the river) north 74 west 12 chs. 50 lks to stake, north sixty four west 13 chs. 50 lks to stake (by the wagon road), (by said road along Henry Sides entry) to p. o. (by a spring, then to begin. CC: Henry Smith Jacob Hagler.

18. Grant #3600, Mecklenburg NC, ent 10 Mar 1786, iss 7 Aug 1787. Issued to PAULSEN NEESE being 50 acres beginning at po (Paul Furr) south 55 west 100 to pine, south 50 east 80 (with Paul Furr’s line)to pine (Paul Furr’s outline), south 48 west 60 to pine (Hagler’s corner), (with Hagler’s line)north 38 west 120 to pine, north 52 east 72, north 82 east 84 to begin. CC:______ ______.

19. Grant #3727, Mecklenburg NC. Issued to PAUL FURRER and “joining the land said Furror bought of Bostian Neese at a hickory, a corner of the old deeded land.” CC: John Hagler, Paul Furr.

20. Deed 1-1, Mecklenburg NC, 12 Jun 1762, prv’d ____. Robert Harris Esq. of Anson County and Frances his wife, to Robert Harris Junr. Being 185 acres lying on Dutch Buffalo Creek, a branch of Rocky or Johnston River. The southern boundary of this land runs along the river bank. “The premises was granted and (torn) to him the said Robert Harris Esq. by deed of sale bearing the date the eighteenth day of March 1756 by his Excellency (torn) Dobbs Esq. Cap’t General and Governor and Commander in Chief in the Province.” The metes and bounds are: from a p.o north 44 ___ west 90 chs. to hic., north 52 west 137 chs. to pine (on the river bank), south 72 east 90 (along the river) to stake, north 33 west 101 chs. begin. Wit: Thomas Harris, Margaret Harris.

Deed 9-409, Mecklenburg NC, 12 Mar 1779, the clerk’s record of probate is lost. Jacob Myer to Boltes Neas. Being 185 acres and described as the land sold by “Rob’t Harris Junior in the month of November in the year 1772 which said land was formerly conveyed by the said Robert Harris Esq. to the said Robert Harris Junior.” Wit: John Blewer, German.

Deed …. Balter Neas to Paul Furr. (Being the northern half of Deed 1-1)
Deed 2-448, Cabarrus NC, 21 Dec 1797, prv’d Jan 1798. Baletzer Neese to Tobias Klutts, being 92 ½ acres, one of three tracts in this conveyance. The description reads: “the second tract is the one half of one hundred and eighty-five acres conveyed part to Paul Furr. The lack in legally describing this land is supportive that an error was made in the original survey. The metes and bounds are: from a b.o. (Paul Furr’s line), 51 west (the distance not known along John Hagler’s line) to pine stump (near the river), south 72 west (along the river) to stake, north 35 east to P. O. (Furr’s corner near Henry Linker’s line), then to begin. Wit: Dan’l Little. Jur: Henry Price.

21. Grant # 500, Cabarrus NC, ent. 12 Mar 1818, sur. ______, iss. 28 Dec 1818. Issued to PAUL FURER, SENR. being 23 acres. This is the land and waterway in and above the bend of Rocky River upstream from the mouth of Buffalo Creek. The survey is for land adjoining John Furr to the south, John Hagler heirs and Tobias Klutts to the north and Paul Furr to the east. From a hic. (corner of John Furrer near Rocky River) north 60 west 162 (with John Furrer line) to b. g. (corner of John Furr), due east 16 (crossing the river) to stake (on John Hagler’s heirs line), south 62 east 180 (passing Hagler’s & Tobias Klutts corner and with Klutts line crossing Dutch Buffalo Creek) to stake (on Paul Furrer’s line), (with his line) south 27 west 64 to w. o. (a corner of his own), north 2 /12 west (crossing the river) to begin. CC: Henry Furrer, Leonard Furrer.

22. Grant # 3489, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 20 Feb 1784, sur. 18 Mar 1785, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to PAULSER NEESE, being 17 acres on the north shore of Rocky river crossing over the mouth of Dutch Buffalo to join Charles Cagle’s land to the east. From an ash (at the mouth of Buffalo Creek and runs up the river) north 56 west 52 to stake, (up the river) north 63 west 68 to b. o., south 72 east 130 (crossing the creek to stake, (along Charles Cagle’s line down the creek) to begin. CC: Tobias Ford, Henry Long.

Deed 2-448, Cabarrus NC, 21 Dec 1797, prv’d Jan 1798. Baltzer Neese to Tobias Klutts, being 17 acres. Wit: Dan’l Little. Jurat: Henry Price.

23. Grant # 3498, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 24 Jun 1785, sur. 3 Jan 1786, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to HENRY LINGER Litenger, being 50 acres on the south side of Dutch Buffalo Creek including his own improvement. Beginning at a small po north 50 west 108 to small po (Charles Cagle Corner), (with his line) south 35 west 76 to small po, north 73 west 28 to stake, (along Paulser Nese line) north 34 east 178 to pine, south 50 east 28 to stake, then to begin. CC: Charles Cagle, John Hagler.

25. Grant #469, Cabarrus NC, issued to JACOB SMITH

26. Grant # 3049, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 1 Sep 1779, sur. 20 Mar 1780, iss. 2 Oct 1782. Issued to ISAAC BREADON, being 154 acres. From a slooping w. o. (near the head of Meadow Spring) south 62 to w. o. sapling, west 95 to w. o., (with or near William Winchester’s survey) north 71 west 148 to w. o., (with or near Charles Dorton’s entry) north 25 east 138 to w. o. & b. j. sapling, east 47 to b. o., then to begin. CC: Douglas Winchester, Charles Dorton.

27. Grant #3050, Mecklenburg NC, iss.22 Oct 1782. Being 177 acres issued to WILLIAM WINCHESTER. Beginning at a large wo west 94 (crossing the lick branch) to a pine (on the south fork), (with Thomas Winchester’s line) north 10 west 105 to so, west 20 to pine, north 35 west 140 (with entry) to pine, north 40 east 98 to stake, south 70 east 60 to stake (near Isaac Breadon), then to begin. CC: Isaac Breadon, Charles Dorton.

Deed 10-196, Cabarrus NC, being tract #1 from Jacob Smith to George Carriker. This is the upper half of William Winchester’s grant #3050. Beginning at hic south 71 west 145 to bo, north 35 west 96 to pine, north 44 east 96 to stake, south 70 east 60 to stake, (then to begin by Isaac Breedon’s entry.)

28. Grant #2, Cabarrus NC, issued to JACOB SMITH

29. Grant, Cabarrus NC, issued to..
30. Grant # 3681, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 27 Jan 1786, sur 28 Apr 1787, iss26 Nov 1789. Issued to WILLIAM ROSS being a large 622-acre tract. From the most southerly point and running the bounds on the east side, the land adjoins George Tucker to the east, David Cagle to the northeast, John Hartsell to the north of the main body, and Douglass Winchester as the line approaches the south bank of Rocky River. Running from the Rocky River along the western lines, the land adjoins first his own land, then Henry Price and finally William Winchester’s lands. From a pine (George Tucker’s corner) north 15 east 54 (with Tucker’s line) to pine, east 26 to pine (Tucker’s corner), (with his line) north 15 east 232 to b. o. & p. o. (by David Cagle’s open line), north 63 west 94 to pine, south 60 west 30 to w. o. (John Hartsell’s station corner by the spring house), (with his line) south 80 west 120 to small persimmon (Hartsell’s corner), (with his line) north 10 east 64 to small b. o., north 50 west 94 to b. o., west 58 to w. o. (Douglass Winchester’s station corner), (with Winchester’s line) north 10 east 58 to b. o. (Winchester’s corner), (with his line) north 38 east 54 to b. o. north 45 west 40 to gum (on bank of river), (up bank of river) south 74 west 60 to water oak (at mouth of a branch), with his own open line) south 9 west 136 to pine, south 20 east 40 to small b. o., due east 56 to b. o. (Henry Price’s corner), (with his open line) south 50 east 148 (crossing small branch) to p. o. (by a spring, Price’s corner), (with is line) due south 60 to p. o., due west 88 to crooked w. o., (along W. Winchester’s line) south 11 east 230 to big w. o., north 71 east 102 to pine, due east 52 to b. j., south 62 east 35 to begin. CC: Henry Price, Joseph Howell.

Deed 2-38, Cabarrus NC, 19 Apr 1793. Daniel Bean to William Ross, Junior, both of Cabarrus. Being 662 acres, this was one of four tracts deeded in this conveyance. Wit: David McKinley, William Ross.

Deed 8-219, Cabarrus NC, 1 Nov 1793. William Ross, Junior to Daniel Boger. This tract again conveyed as one of four, being the same lands as in 2-38 above.

Deed __-__, Cabarrus NC, ———. Daniel Boger John Melcher.

Deed 10-126, Cabarrus NC, 7 Jan 1801. John Melcher to Tobias Klutts. Wit: Daniel Little, Jno. Still.

32. Grant 3054, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 24 Feb 1779, sur. 23 Mar 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Entered in 1779 by JOHN WHITE in 1780 the tract was transferred to James Flemming. The warrant was for 100 acres on Rocky River adjoining David Kaigle (Cagle)) to the east Douglas Winchester on the west. The survey identifies one of the bounds as crossing Meadow Branch (this is not Meadow Creek of gold mine fame). From a w. o. (on a steep bank near a spring) north 15 east 134 (crossing Meadow Branch 24 poles) to b. o. (near bank of river), north 70 west 71 to pine (near Douglas Winchester’s entry), south 47 west 55 to hic., south 20 west 142 to stake, then to begin. CC: Douglas Winchester, Daniel Winchester.

Deed 12-216, Mecklenbug NC, 1 Jul 1783, prv’d Oct 1783. James Flemen and wife Margaret (x) to Paul Fir. Wit: Joseph Gaylon, John Hagler. Archibald White.

Deed 13-161, Mecklenburg NC, 1 Oct 1787, prv’d Oct 1787. Paul Furr and wife Maria to John Hartsell, all of Mecklenburg. Wit. James Black, George Tucker.

Deed 2-236, Cabarrus NC, 16 Jan 1797, prv’d ______. John Fesperman to John Beam.

Deed 3-261, Cabarrus NC, 5 Sep 1799, prv’d _____. John Beam to Henry File.

Deed 8-312, Cabarrus NC, 3 Feb 1814, prv’d ___. Henry File to Elisha Spiers. One of three tracts conveyed.

33. Grant # 198, Cabarrus NC, ent. 21 Oct 1799, sur. 6 Oct 1800, iss. 5 Dec 1800. Issued to JOHN BEAM (BAIN), being 43 acres nested between the above grants issued to David Cagle and James Fleming, reaching across above Flemming’s land to that owned by Douglas Winchester. At the time of survey, this land adjoined Daniel Little to the east, Michael Boger at extreme southern corner, Foil (Henry File) lands along the southwestern side, and David Westner to the west. From a water oak (on the bank of the river, Daniel Little’s corner and running with his line) south 39 west 100 to pine, south 65 west 30 to w. o. (at the head of a spring, Melchor and Boger’s corner), (with Foil’s line) north 15 east 134 to stake (in Foil’s field), north 70 west 71 to stake (David Westner’s corner), (with his line) north 30 east 12 to w. o. (on the bank of the river), (down the river) to begin. CC John Howell, Daniel Little.

Deed 8-312, Cabarrus NC, 3 Feb 1814, prv’d ___. Henry File to Elisha Speir. One of three tracts conveyed.

34. Grant #3382, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 22 Oct 1779, sur. 25 Apr 1783, iss 2 Nov 1784. Issued to David Cagle, being 150 acres in the bend of Rocky River opposite the mouth of Dutch Buffalo Creek including his own improvement. The warrant states the land is “on the So. Side of Rocky River from Paul Barringer’s Wagon Road to Leonard Furr’s line.” From a pine north 45 east 10 chs. to pine (in Henry Smith’s line), (with Smith’s line) south 64 east 9 chs. to small w. o., (up the river) north 25 east 24 chs. to hic. (on bank of river), north 60 west 33 chs. 50 lks. (up said river) to stake (by the mill), (up the river) north 67 west 19 chs. 50 lks. to small water oak (on bank of river), south 39 west 8 chs. 50 lks, to pine (near James Fleman line), (said same course) 11 chs. to stake, then to begin. C. C. Jacob Hagler, John Hagler.

Deed 1-59, Cabarrus NC, 28 Nov 1793. John Cagle to Daniel Little, both of Cabarrus. The southwest corner of the land is identified now as joining lands of John Fesperman and the southeast corner Daniel Little. Wit. Loval Gaulwig, Charles Cagle.

Deed 2-161, Cabarrus NC, 21 Oct 1795. Daniel Little of Cabarrus to Mathias Moyer of Cabarrus. “It being the plantation which John Cagle sold to Daniel Little and where said Daniel Little now lives.”

Deed 4-101, Cabarrus NC, 13 Oct 1801, prv’d Sep 1801. Daniel Little to John Furr, both of Cabarrus. Acreage not given, this deed is the same land excluding the northwest corner of the original tract. The southwest corner is identified as adjoining “File’s spring” with File’s house located nearby. The tract crosses over the road indicating at that time the Dutch Road passed just to the north at Hagler’s Ford. Wit: James Little. Jurat: James Love.

Deed 8-312, Cabarrus NC, 3 Feb 1814, prv’d ___. Henry File to Elisha Spiers. One of three tracts conveyed. One of three tracts conveyed. Containing “45 acres of land lying in sd. county taken off Daniel Little’s old tract,” this land is the portion missing in deed 4-101 above.

35. Grant # 3548, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 1 Mar 1779, sur. 7 Jan 1786, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to CHARLES CAGLE, being 200 acres on the east side of Rocky River including his own improvement. From a stake north 40 west 120 (along Charles Hart’s line) to small p. o. (on the bank of Buffalo Creek), south 71 east 40 to small p. o. (by Paulzer Nese corner), (with his line) north 34 east 60 to p. o., south 53 east 200 to stake, then to begin. CC: John Clay, John Cagle.

36. Grant #161, Cabarrus NC, ——. Being 72 acres granted to GEORGE TUCKER.

Deed X-33, Cabarrus NC, 20 Aug 1795, prv’d Oct 1817. George Tucker and Mary his wife to George Hartman, being 72 acres on the head of Meadow Creek. Beginning at a stake north 30 west 100 to po (George Hartwell), south 75 west 24 to po, (with Cagle’s line) south 20 west 110 to po, then ——-, north 29 east 126 to begin. Wit: John Reed, James Love.

37. Deed 1-89, Cabarrus NC Coonrod Hartwyck, being 100 acres on Meadow Creek. Beginning at a small bo north 38 west 90 (with Robert old ridge line) to po, north 22 east 120 to stake, north 80 east 100 to stake, south 55 east 68 to stake, south 40 east 20 to stake, then to begin. Wit: George Hartman, Coonrod Hartwyck.

39. Grant # 89, Cabarrus NC, ent. ___ jan 1795, sur. 4 Apr 1794, iss. 24 Dec 179___. Issued to CHARLES TAYLOR ALEXANDER, being 150 acres. From a b. o. (by a spring) south 23 west 174 (along Joseph Howell’s entry crossing a branch) to small p. o. (on George Garmon’s line), north 85 west 142 (crossing the wagon road) to b. o., north 23 east 208 (crossing said branch) to pine, (crossing said wagon road) to begin. CC: Joseph Howell, William Shelby.

40. Grant # 3568, Mecklenburg NC, Issued to JOSEPH HOWELLl, being 90 acres on the Rocky River, joining the place where he lives. From a b. o. (Charles Alexander’s corner, running with his line) south 23 west 174 (crossing a branch) to small p. o. (on George Garmon’s line and runs with his line) north 75 east 66 (past his corner) to b. o. & past near (Joseph Howell’s line and runs near his line) north 43 east 216 (crossing said branch) to stake, then to begin. Charles Alexander, William Shelby.

41. Grant # 292, Cabarrus NC, ent 24 Feb 1803, sur. —, iss. 13 Dec 1803. Issued to Joseph Howell, being 45 acres on the west side of Rocky River. From a w. o. (his own corner and with his own old line) south 50 west 199 (crossing David’s Creek) to hic. (his other corner), north 17 east 33 to r. o. (on the bank of said creek), (with his other old line) north 40 east 216 to stake, then to begin. CC: Wm. Craton, Evan Howell.

42. Grant # 3215, Mecklenburg NC, ent. Mar 1779, sur. 22 Mar 1780, iss. 9 Oct 1783. Issued to JOSEPH HOWELL,, being 61 acres on the west side of Rocky River and both sides of David Heart’s Creek. From a pine (on bank of said river) north 55 west 39 to r. o., west 50 to w. o., south 50 west 199 (crossing said creek) to two hic., south 41 to pine, north 77 east 79 to b. o. sapling, south 64 east 44 (crossing said creek) to s. o. (on the bank of said river), (up the said river) to begin. CC: Christopher Osburn, George Tucker.

43. Grant # 3559, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 12 Mar 1785, sur. 4 Apr 1786, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to GEORGE TUCKER, being 98 acres on the west side of Rocky River joining the lands he lives on all sides. From a line (on the bank of the river along his old line) north 39 west 128 to b. o., north 41 west 42 to b. o., south 25 west 140 to pine, west 20 to pine, south 15 west 50 to two big pines, south 55 east 66 to small b. o. bush (on his own old line), (with said line) north 15 east 60 to stake, then to begin. CC: Ebenezer March, John Tucker.

Deed 5-170, Cabarrus NC, 31 Dec 1806, prv’d Oct 1807. George Tucker, Peter (P) Tucker, John (X) Barba all of Cabarrus NC and Leonard (D)Tucker and Leonard (L) Cagle of Montgomery NC to James Little. Being 155 acres “laid off to them as legatees of George Tucker Deceased by order of the county court of Cabarrus.” This tract is made of state grant # 3559 and a northern portion of state grant # 3431. Wit: William Craton. Jur: Isaac Howell.

44. Grant # 3667, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 7 Dec 1786, sur.23 Apr 1787, iss. 26 Nov 1789. Issued to DANIEL LITTLE, being 35 acres joining his own lands and that of John Cagle and George Tucker. From a b. o. (George Tucker corner), north 15 east 76 to b. o. & p. o., south 50 east 92 to pine (John Cagle corner), (with his own line) south 42 west 72 to stake (his own old corner), (with his line south 48 east 18 to small pine (on George Tucker’s line), then (with said line) to begin. CC: Joseph Howell, Henry Price.

Deed 2-149, Cabarrus NC, 21 Oct 1795. Daniel Little (tanner) to Mathias Moyer (blacksmith). Wit: John Black, Daniel Jarrett.

45. Grant # 3510, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 29 May 1779, sur. 6 Feb 1784, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to CHARLES HART, being 100 acres lying on both sides of Rocky River including his own improvements. The warrant locates the land as “on both sides of Rocky River joining David Cagle and Burdick Howell. From a w. o. north 40 west 16 chs. (along Charles Cagle’s entry) to small p. o., west 4 chs. (crossing the river) to stake, north 71 west 8 chs. 50 lks., to pine (on David Cagle line), (with Cagle’s line) south 45 west 25 chs. to p. o., south 29 east 27 chs. (down the river) to line (on the bank of the river, George Tucker’s corner), (with his line) north 75 east 17 chs. to stake, then to begin. C C: George Tucker, Charles Cagle.

East of River) Deed 1-156, Cabarrus NC, 7 Nov 1794. Being part of “100 acres conveyed by Charles Hart to Charles Cagle. Joining Charles Cagle to the north and George Docker (Tucker) to the south. This is one of two tracts in this deed. The other adjoined to the north.

(West of River) Deed 11-65, Mecklenburg NC, 17 Nov 1789. Charles Cagle and wife Mary of Mecklenburg to Daniel Little of Mecklenburg. Being 45 acres, this is the portion situated on the west side of Rocky River. Wit: Tobias Glots.

(West of River) Deed 2-151, Cabarrus NC, 21 Oct 1795. Daniel Little (tanner) to Mathias Moyer (blacksmith).

46. Grant # 10, Cabarrus NC, ent. 10 Dec 1788, sur. 2 Dec 1793, iss. 7 Jul 1794. Issued to CHARLES CAGLE, being 25 acres joining George Tucker to the south and his own lands to the north. From a stake north 75 west 20 to pine ( George Tucker corner), east 24 to small hic., south 60 east 32 to p. o., (along George Tucker’s entry) north 55 east 114 to small p. o., north 4 to stake (his own open line), (with said line) south 65 west 72 to stake (his corner), (with his old line) north 40 west 56 to small w. o. (his old corner), then to begin. CC: John Tucker, George Tucker.

47. Grant # 3431, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 29 May 1779, sur. 23 Apr 1783, iss 2 May 1784. Issued to GEORGE TUCKER, being 300 acres on both sides of Rocky River “Including his own improvements.” The surveyor locates the start point (on the north end at the river) as adjoining a Henry Smith corner. The southeast most point marked by a B. O. adjoins the widow Kiser corner. On the west side of the river, two short lines running west adjoin lands of Joseph Howell. From a line (Henry Smith’s corner) north 65 west east 16 chs. 50 lks to pine, south 10 west 93 chs *. to b. j., south 38 west 8 chs. 50 lks, to b. o. (the widow Ciser corner), north 59 west 35 chs. to b. o. (on bank of river), (with various courses of the river) first north 47 east 5 chs. to hic., north 18 east 19 chs. to horn., north 36 east 8 chs. to s. o., north 58 west 10 chs. (crossing the river along Joseph Howell’s line) to b. o., west 6 chs. 50 lks. to pine, north 15 east 23 chs. to stake, then to begin. CC: Henry Smith, John Hagler.

(Tracts A) East and West of Rocky River, Deed 7-28, Cabarrus NC, 24 Jan 1807, prv’d Apr 1807. David Pressley of Buncombe County NC to Jacob Tucker. The first tract of 20 acres is a narrow strip on the east side of the river along the southern portion of the 300 acres. The second tract on west back of the river adjoins Joseph Howell lands. Combined, the tracts equal 22 acres. A footnote reads “N. B. the afors’d two pieces of land was laid off to the s’d Pressley by order of the county court of Cabarrus of the lands of Geo. Tucker Deceased as a legacy of of sd. estate”. Wit: Isaac Howell. Jurat: Jas Little.

(Tracts A, B, C, D) 11-386, Cabarrus NC, 12 Sep 1815, prv’d Sep 1831. Geo. Tucker, James Little, Peter Tucker, Leonard Tucker, Jos. Tucker, of Montgomery Co. and John Barba and Isaac Howell of Cabarrus to Lewis Tucker of Cabarrus. Several tracts of land. A, B. C. D combined make up 160 acres being the widow’s dower sold by the above as “legatees of the estate of Geo. Tucker Dec’d. Wit: Dan’l Little, Geo. Little. Jurat: Jacob (x) Tucker.

(Tract A) Deed 10-443, Cabarrus NC,12 Aug 1817, prv’d Oct 1827. Jacob Tucker, Lewis Tucker, & Isaac Howell to Evan Howell. Being 109 acres adjoining James Love and Jacob Tucker. Wit. Geo Little, S. M. Shinn, Jurat: Wm. Craton.

(Tract A) Deed 10443, Cabarrus NC, 23 Jan 1824, prv’d Sep 1827. Evan Howell to Andrew Hartsell. Being 109 acres. Wit: Green H. Swearingen. Jurat: W. Craton.

(Tract B) Deed 11-401, Cabarrus NC, 25 May 1831, prv’d Oct 1831. John Reed to Andrew Hartsell. Being 30 ¼ acres. Wit: James S. Burkhead, Conrad Reed.

48. Grant # 311, Cabarrus NC, ent. 26 Feb 1791, sur. 19 Nov 1804, iss. 26 Nov 1804. Issued to George Tucker, being 250 acres on Meadow Creek adjoining Paul Furr (formerly Charles Cagle lands) to the northwest and his own lands to the west. From a w. o. (on or near his own line) south 61 east 160 (crossing Meadow Creek) to stake, north 10 east 115 to b. g., north 25 wast 165 to stake, north 76 west 88 (crossing said creek) to stake (formerly Charles Cagle’s but now Paul Furr’s line), (with said line) south 55 west 78 to p. o. (said Cagle’s, but now said Furr’s corner), north 60 west 32 to hic. sapling (said Furr’s corner), due west 24 to pine (said Tucker’s own old corner), (with his own old line) to begin. CC: John Fudge, Geo. Tucker Jur.

49. Grant # 608, Cabarrus NC, ent. 12 Jan 1827, sur. —, iss. 20 Oct 1827. Issued to PAUL FURR, JUNOR being 41 acres on the waters of Meadow Creek. Beginning at a stake (east side of Meadow Creek) north 76 west 100 to po (a corner of Lewis Tucker and in Paul Furror Senr’s line), north 55 east 66 to bo (sd. Furror’s corner), north 4 to po (sd. Furror’s corner), north 65 east 102 to po (a corner of Linkers), south 26 west 117 to begin. CC: John Barbar, Nat Furror.

52. 54. Grant # 309, Cabarrus NC, ent. 2 Dec 1801 & 19 Oct 1802, sur. _________, iss. ___________. Issued under two entries, a total of 200 acres on both sides of Little Meadow Creek was surveyed and issued to GEORGE HARKEY. The warrant for the second entry was for 100 acres joining Thomas Berry, Thomas Maynor, and his own lands. From a pine (his own old corner, running with or near his own line) south 2 west 75 to a b. o., south 70 west 23 to pine (Thomas Berry’s corner), (with said Berry’s line) south 65 west 44 to b. o. (in said line), north 73 west 110 to small p. o. (in hollow), south 68 west 49 to p. o., south 83 west 60 to small hic., south 50 west 45 to stake (in John Reed’s line), (with said line) north 60 west 18 (crossing said creek) to p. o. (in said line), north 12 east 44 to p. o., north 43 east 44 to pine, north 10 east 55 to hic. grub, north 54 east 58 to p. o., south 67 east 144 (crossing the creek) to stake, then to begin. CC: Leonard Cagle, Daniel Perry.
52. Deed 14-41, Cabarrus NC, 13 Nov 1815, prv’d _______. Jno. McLellon, High Sheriff to Lewis Tucker. Being the western portion of George Harkey’s 52 and 54 grant above, this is 115 acres sold by virtue of an execution issuing from Cabarrus County against Silas B. Shinn for a debt of $2.25 which sum was collected by James Love. Wit: ___________

Deed 12-360, Cabarrus NC, 13 Mar 1812, prv’d Oct 1831. Silas B. Shinn to David Karr of Mecklenburg. Situated on Meadow Creek and adjoining Paul Furer, Dan’l Boger, and Henry Wilhelm; being the gray shaded tract around map key # 52. Beginning at a po (John Reed’s line, John Tucker’s corner and with Reed’s line) north 60 west 160 to po, north 12 east 244 to po, north 43 east 44 to pine, north 10 east 56 to hic, north 44 east 55 to po, south 67 east 116 yo po, south 35 west 84 to (fork in branch), south 8 west 132 to begin.

53. Grant # 401, Cabarrus NC, ent. 16 May 1807, sur. 14 Oct 1809, iss. 6 Dec 1809. Issued to JOHN REED, being 88 acres on the waters of Meadow Creek. From a b. o. (George Harkey’s corner, running with his line) north 75 west 140 to p. o. (in a branch, his corner), (his other line) south 70 west 56 to p. o., (with his other line) south 75 west 70 to stake (in his own line), (with his own line) south 60 east 182 to pine (his and John Tucker’s corner), (with Tucker’s line) north 36 east 90 to p. o., then north 64 east 40 to begin. CC: George Harkey, John Barba.

55. Grant # 503, Cabarrus NC, ent. 20 Jan 188, sur. 29 Oct. 1818, iss. 2 Feb 1819. Issued to MICHAEL HOWELL, being 22 acres on the east side of Rocky River. Beginning at a w.o, (a corner of John Reed and then with John Reed’s line) south 61 east 25 to stake ( a corner of Reed’s), south 22 west 90 (passing Reed’s & Love’s to Love’s other corner and on Even Howell line) (with Even Howell’s line) north 10 west 180 (passing Even Howell’s & his own corner to his own other corner and John Reed’s corner) to stake, then (with Reed’s line) to begin. CC: Edmund Smith, —Craton

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56. Grant #196, Cabarrus NC, ent. 18 Jul 1797, 11 Nov 1799, 8 May 1800, sur. 20 Oct 1800, iss. 5 Dec 1800. Issued to JOHN REED being a combined three entries making up 330 acres. The 1797 entry was for 110 acres “joining James Little, Isam Clay, Andrew Wats, George Tucker and round his old survey.” The 1799 entry was for 100 acres “joining George Tucker, John Tucker and his own lands.” Lying on Little Meadow Creek, the survey depicts the combined entries encompassing the original 30-acre tract acquired from Frederick Kiser. From a b. o. (near George Tucker’s line) north 22 east 5 to p. o., north 34 east 80 to p.o., (with or near Tucker’s line crossing Little Meadow Creek) south 60 east 160 to small p. o. (near a branch), south 65 east 100 to pine, (near John Tucker’s line) south 20 west 100 to p. o., west (with Tucker’s line) 29 to pine (Isham Clay’s corner), (with his line) south 30 west 172 to pine (James Little’s corner), (with his line) north 60 west 34 to p. o., north 48 west 68 to hic. (Little’s corner), (with his line) north twenty west 40 to p. o. grub, north 44 west 16 to p. o., (up the Flat Branch) north 12 east48 to p. o. (James Love’s corner), (with his line) north 20 east 78 to b. o. (Love’s other corner), then (with his other line) to begin. CC: James Little Esquire and George Teetor.

Deed 19-143, Cabarrus NC, 17 Feb 1846, prv’d Jan 1853. John Reed and George Barnhart, Executors of John Reed, deceased, to Timothy Reed and Andrew Hartsell. Known as the gold mine tract, this 75 acres centers around the land in grant #196. Wit: L B. Krimminger, W. A. Burkhead,

Grant # 3325, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 1 Jan 1780, sur. 24 Apr 1783, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to FREDERICK CISER (KISER), being 30 acres on both sides of Meadow Creek. The warrant was for 30 acres “in the forks of the first Meadow Creek where KIillone Wagon Road crosses it in tract no. 5.” Note that this tract represents John Reed’s original 30 acre purchase as appears in red in the above plat for grant #196. CC: George Tucker George Garmon.

Deed 12-512, Mecklenburg NC, 18 Apr 1785, prv’d Sep. 1785. Frederick Kiser and Rachel (x) Kiser to John Ritte, being 30 acres. Wit: German … Cunrot (Conrad) Hardwick

57. Grant #97, Cabarrus NC, entered 19 Jan 1795, iss. 7 Dec 1797. Issued to GEORGE TUCKER being 45 acres on Big Meadow Creek. Beginning at hic (Thomas Berry’s corner and with his line) north 25 west 165 to po, west 26, south 9 west 36 to po, south 36 west 40 to po (in John Reed’s line), south 18 west 152 (with John Reed’s line) to po, south 60 east 52 to hic, north 42 east 10 to po, east 91 (Crossing the creek to a baptism hole), to stake, then to begin. CC: James Little, John Tucker.

Deed 8-441, Cabarrus NC, 5 Sep 1815, John Tucker to John Reed Sr. Being one of three tracts conveyed, the description for this deed is like that of the grant with exception that the northeast po is now listed as adjoining Barba’s land. Wit: S. B. Shinn, Wm. Craton.

58. Grant # 291, Cabarrus NC, ent. 21 Oct 1799, sur. —, iss: 13 Dec 1803. Issued to JAMES LOVE, the warrant to survey is for 320 acres “joining George Garmon, Charles Alexander, Archibald White, Jonathan Osborn, and Christopher Osborn.” From a large w. o. (on the side of a road) north 51 east 5 to small w. o., north 75 east 80 to stake (Archibald White’s corner), (with his line) north 67 to b. o. grub (in said line), south 75 east 40 to pine, north 20 east 40 to hic. , south 55 east 140 to pine, west 30 to pine, south 25 west 132 to hic., south 30 east 152 to p. o., south 78 west 122 to b. o., south 37 west 20 to hic. grub, north 15 west 190 to p. o., north 80 west 32 to pine, north 15 east 12 to pine, then to begin. CC: Jonah Love, __________.

59. Grant # 3185, Mecklenburg NC, ent. ________, sur. 22 Mar 1780, iss. 9 Oct 1783. Issued to CHRISTOHER OSBURN (OSBORNE) being 220 acres between Rocky River and Anderson’s Creek. The warrant to survey is for land joining George Garmon line, Michael Garmon‘s, the line that divides No. 2 and No. 5., and the land he bought of James Ashmore. From a small w. o. (on the bank of said creek and on the Barony line that divides tract 2 & 5) down the said creek to the mouth, up the river to w. o. (at the mouth of a branch on George Garmon’s line), with said line south 85 west to b. o. sapling (said Garmon’s corner), (with his other line) north 16 to w. o. (by a spring), north 62 west 62 to b. o. sapling, south 80 west 121 to b. o. sapling (on small branch), south 152 to stake (on Barony line), then to begin. CC: Michael Garmon, Joseph Howell.

Deed __ 29, Cabarrus NC, 23 Jun 1817, prv’d Oct 1817. Christopher Osburn to Michael Garmon Senr., being four tracts or plantations situated on the waters of Rocky River and Anderson’s creek. “The first tract granted by the state …to Christopher Osborne dec’d in October 1783 containing 210 acres.” Wit: S. B. Shinn, Even Howell, _. Smith.

60. Grant # 3385, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 15 Mar 1779, sur. 2 Apr 1783, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to MICHAEL GARMON, being 30 acres on the west side of Rocky River including his own improvements. From a b. o. (on the bank of the river, his old corner and running with his line) west 40 chs. (past his other corner) to cedar (on bank of Anderson’s Creek), (with the various courses of the creek to the mouth of said creek being the line “betwixt Cristifil Osburn and sd. Garmon”) first north 40 east 8 chs. to p. o., north 23 east 11 chs. to stake (near mouth of the creek), then (down the said river) to begin. CC: _______________, _______________.

61. Grant # 249, Cabarrus NC, 16 Oct 1798, sur. 7 May 1800, iss. 16 Dec 1800. Being 30 acres issued to JOHN HOWELL. From a b. g. (on bank of the river, Joseph Howell’s corner) south 25 west 35 to pine, north 85 west 47 to b. o. sapling (on George Garmon’s line and Joseph Howell’s corner), north 20 west 26 to pine (Garmon’s other corner), south 79 west 25 to pine, (with conditional line between him and George Garmon) north 50 west 90 to pine, north 20 east 92 to r. o. (on the bank of David’s Creek in his old line), (with his old line)south 6 east 84 to stake (close by the pine his other corner), then to begin. CC: Thomas Love, Eli Howell.

62. Grant # 248, Cabarrus NC, 16 Apr 1779, sur. 5 Nov 1800, iss. 16 Dec 1800. Issued to JOSEPH HOWELL, SENR., being 25 acres on the west side of Rocky River. From a b. g. (on the river, John Howell’s corner) south 52 west 35 to pine, (with John Howell’s other line) north 85 west 47 to b. o. sapling (in George Garmon’s line), (with his line) south 20 east 120 to p. o. (his old corner), then (with his old line) to begin. CC: Thomas Love, Eli Howell.

63. Grant 3502, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 14 Feb 1784, sur. 14 Jan 1785, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to GEORGE GARMON, the warrant is for 74 acres “joining his own lands on the west side of Rocky River, joining Christopher Osburn, Peter Kiser dec’d, and perhaps Joseph Howell lands. From a pine (his own old corner) south 86 east 24 to p. o. (his own old corner), (with Peter Kiser’s line) north 15 west 148 to pine, south 75 west 50 to pine, south 19 west 108 to hic., south 35 east 70 (along Christopher Osborn’s line) to pine, then to begin. Note that this tract should mate up with the lands of James Love, tract 58. However, when drawn, the plat is too small and fails to meet

64. Deed 2-687, Mecklenburg NC, 25 Jun 1764, prv’d ____. Arthur Dobbs Esq’r and wife Justina to Peter Kiser. Being 101 acres located on both sides of Rocky River. The southern most lines adjoin George Garmon lands. Wit: ________

Deed 13-767, Mecklenburg NC, 1 Mar 1785, prv’d Apr 1790. Peter (P) and wife Catherine (x) Kiser to George Hice. Wit: Frederick Kizer, Geo. Kizer.

Deed 14-148, Mecklenburg NC, 31 Jul 1790, prv’d Jan 1793. George Hoice & Cath

65. Deed 2-659, Mecklenburg NC, 25 Jun 1764. His Excellency Arthur Dobbs Esq’r, Commander in chief over the province of North Carolina & Justina his wife to George Garmon. Being 81 acres on both sides of Rocky or Johnston’s River. This land may actually tie in to the notch in tract 60 in a way that the river runs through the middle and then bends to form the southeast line of the tract.

(North and East of Rocky River) Deed 6-135 Cabarrus NC, 27 Dec 1806, prv’d Jan 1807. George Garmon to James Love, this is a conveyance of several tracts. The wording may lead to a small error in locating the tracts. This tract is 40 acres on the east side of Rocky River and is apart of 81 acres lying on both sides of the river. The deed reads: “joining said Love’s own line on the north & the various courses of Rocky River on the west & on the south & is bound on the east by another tract of 40 acres …granted to Geo. Garmon Sen’r Dec’d by Arthur Dobbs & Justina his wife dated 25 Jun 1765.” This appears to be the land in the big bend in Rocky River. . Wit: Thomas. Berry. Jurat: John Hagler.

66. Grant 3321, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 8 Mar 1779, sur. , iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to PETER CISER (KISER), being 50 acres on Rocky River. From pine (his old corner, and with own line) south 19 west 32 chs. to p. o. (by his other corner), south 71 east 16 chs. to pine, north 19 east 32 chs. to small b. o. ( corner), then to begin. CC: George Garmon, George Tucker.

Deed 13-768, Mecklenburg NC, 1 Mar 1785, prv’d Apr 1790. Peter (P) and wife Catherine (x) Kiser to George Hoice. Being 50 acres adjoining the east side of the 101-acre tract above. The northeast corner of this tract adjoins George Tucker’s B. O. corner. Wit: Frederick Kizer, Geo. Kizer.

Deed 14-148, Mecklenburg NC, 31 Jul 1790, prv’d Jan 1793. George Hoice (Hice, Hise) & Catherine his wife to James Love, being 50 acres. Wit: James Harris and Henry (x) Smith

67. Grant # 3399, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 12 Mar 1779, sur. 24 Apr 1783, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to GEORGE GARMON, the warrant was for land “beginning at his own lower corner and running down the line of #2.” From a w. o. (his old corner) south 65 east 20 chs. to p. o., north 35 east 25 chs. (near his corner) to w. o., north 65 west 15 chs. to hic., then to begin. CC: John Reed, George Garmon.

135, Cabarrus NC, Dec 1806, prv’d Jan 1807. George Garmon to James Love, being 40 acres and one of several adjoining tracts conveyed. Written in the deed as joining the above land, the western most corner of this tract lies on the Rocky River with the southern and eastern lines adjoining his own lands. Wit: Thomas. Berry. Jurat: John Hagler.

68. Grant #335, Cabarrus County NC, ent. sur. 20 Mar 1806, iss. Issued for GEORGE GARMON, being 47 acres on the east side of Rocky River “joining his own, James Little’s & James Love’s lines.” From a w. o. (on bank of river, his own corner running down the river) south 49 east 89 to water oak (below the mouth of big gut, his other corner), (with a line dividing between himself & James Little north 37 east 98 to hic. (Little’s corner), (with Little’s other line) north 34 east 43 to hic. (Little’s other corner), (with his other line) north 48 east 36 gum sapling (on edge of dry drain), (up the drain) north 19 east 82 to Little’s other corner on bank of the Flat Branch), south 80 west 26 to b. o. sapling, south 52 west 100 to pine (James Love’s corner and his own line), (with his own line) south 44 east 50 to pine (his own corner), (with his other line) south 35 west 108 to w. o. (his other corner), (with his other line) north 65 west 80 to begin. CC: James Gray and _______.

Deed 6-135, Cabarrus NC, 27 Dec 1806, prv’d Jan 1807. George Garmon to James Love, conveyance of several tracts on Rocky River including the above 47 acres. Wit: Thos. Berry. Jurat: John Hagler.

69. Grant # 323, Cabarrus NC, ent. 6 Jan 1804, sur. 12 Jul 1805, iss. 22 Nov 1805. Being 91 acres issued to JAMES LOVE. The warrant is for land adjoining John Reed, George Tucker and George Garmon. From a pine north 75 east 40 to pine, north 60 east 20 to pine, north 37 east 48 to b. o., north 75 east 25 to p. o., north 12 east 48 to p. o., north 20 east 78 to b. o., north 40 west 64 to b. o., south 25 west 20 to pine, south 31 west 112 to b. o., then to begin. CC: John Reed, Jonah Love.

70. Grant #234, Cabarrus NC, ent. sur. 17 Nov 1800, iss. Issued to JAMES LITTLE, being 70 acres. The survey starts at the big cut used to locate Garmon’s #335 above. The land adjoins George Garmon to the west, John Reed to the north and Isham Clay to the east. The land crosses Flat Branch and Little Meadow Creek above its mouth. From a water oak (on bank of river at mouth of deep gut running thence four conditional lines between him and George Garmon) north 35 east 100 to p. o., north 45 east 50 to hic., north 55 east 38 to s. g., north 25 east 86 (up the Flat Branch) to to p.o. (James Love’s corner), south 58 east 16 to p. o. grub (John Reed’s corner), (with his line) south 20 east 42 to hic (Reed’s corner), south 45 east 64 to p. o., east (crossing Meadow Creek) 32 poles to pine, Reed’s other corner), (with Clay’s line) south 30 west 94 to pine, south 22 west 28 to stake (in Clay’s line), north 11 west 24 to pine (his own corner), north 47 east 80 to p. o. (his old corner), north 43 west 70 (crossing Meadow Creek) to pine, south 47 west 112 to p. o. (his old corner), (with his old line again) south 46 west 75 to b. o., south 41 west64 to w,. o. (on bank of river) (his old corner), then to begin. CC: ________________.

Deed 6-14, Cabarrus NC, 25 Jan 1805, prv’d Jul 1805. James Little to William Bedford & Nathaniel Morton of County and City of Baltimore & State of Maryland, being 77 acres. Wit: Hu. Campbell, Js. Beard.

71. Grant # 3290, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 12 Mar 1779, sur. 5 Feb 1784, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to GEORGE GARMON, the warrant is for “40 acres on Meadow Creek above the wagon road that goes to Kiser’s mills.” The land adjoins his own to the south and Meadow Creek to the southeast. This tract nests under the overhanging portion of James Little’s grant # 234 above. From a b. o. (near his own old line by the creek) north 43 west 15 chs. to p. o., north 47 east 28 chs. to pine, south 43 east 15 chs. (crossing said creek) to p. o., then to begin. CC: John Corsire, Thomas Ingram.

Deed 2-143, Cabarrus NC, 10 Mar 1795, prv’d ________. Ebenezer March to James Little. Wit: John Stucker, William Carrigan.

72. Grant #104, Cabarrus NC, ent. 19 Jan 1795, sur. 3 Feb 1797, iss. 7 Dec 1797. Issued to JAMES LITTLE, being 32 acres lying on both sides of Meadow Creek adjoining his old line and Isham Clay lands. From a stake (corner of his old survey and running with his old line) south 60 east 101 to p. o. (his other old corner), north 44 east 80 to stake (in Isham Clay’s line), north 11 west 24 to pine, south 53 west 54 to b. o. (a corner of his other survey), north 43 west 30 to p. o. (in his other corner), then to begin. CC: John Tucker, Jacob Nees.

Deed 6-15, Cabarrus NC, 25 Jan 1805, prv’d Jul 1805. James Little to William Bedford & Nathaniel Morton of County and City of Baltimore & State of Maryland, being 32 acres. Wit: Hu. Campbell, Js. Beard.

73. Deed 6-51. Mecklenburg NC, 5 Feb 1771, prv’d Feb 1771. Abner Nash and Justina his wife to Samuel Crowell. Being 48 acres lying in tract #2 on the north bank of the river. The southeast corner is located at the mouth of Meadow Creek. From a hic. (on the north bank of Rocky River at the mouth of Meadow Creek) north 25 east 80, north 60 west 92 to b. o., south 41 west 64 to w. o. (on the river)., (Down the river) to begin. Wit: Clement Nash.

Deed 6-140, Mecklenburg NC, 16 Jan 1772, prv’d ___. Samuel Crowel and wife to Thomas Dove

Deed 9-245, Mecklenburg NC, 3 Jan 1778, prv’d ___. Thomas Dove and Dorothy his wife to George Garmon. Wit: George Kiser, Archibald White.

Deed 2-143, Cabarrus NC, 10 Mar 1795, prv’d ___. Ebenezer Marsh to James Little. Wit: John Stucker, William Carriger.

Deed 6-16, Cabarrus NC, 25 Jan 1805, prv’d Jul 1805. James Little to William Bedford & Nathaniel Morton of County and City of Baltimore & State of Maryland, being 48 acres. Wit: Hu. Campbell, Js. Beard.

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James Little acquired all the lands south of the backward 7 shaped grant #234,
including key map tracts 70, 71, 72, and 73.
The following accounts for later conveyances…

(Tract 1) Division 11-176, Cabarrus NC, Oct 1828, prv’d Sep 1829. Wm. Watson, John H. Bost, Daniel Boger and Jonah Love as commissioners divided the lands of Bedford and Morton. Nathaniel Morton received tract 1, being 175 acres – the northern half adjoining lands of Jonah Love, James Love, and John Reed.

Deed 11-401, Cabarrus NC, 9 Aug 1831, prv’d Sep 1838. Sarah Williams, David Stewart, M. A. Stewart, Geo. C. Morton, and M. A. Morton of Maryland to Geo. Tucker. Being the 175 acres in deed 11-176.

Deed _____, Cabarrus NC, _______. George Tucker to John Reed Jr. Being tract #1.
(Tract 2) Division 11-177, Cabarrus NC, Oct 1828, prv’d Sep 1829. Wm. Watson, John H. Bost, Daniel Boger and Jonah Love as commissioners divided the lands of Bedford and Morton. William Bedford received tract 2, being 130 acres lying against the river between Little Meadow Creek, John Reed Jr, and Jonah Love land.

Grant 667, Cabarrus NC, ent. 14 Dec 1836, sur. 4 Apr 1837, iss. 22 Apr 1836. Issued to NANCY LINKER, in a rare move, William Bedford’s tract # 2 was somehow escheated to the state and reissued as a Secretary of State Land grant. The survey was for lands adjoining Jonah Love to west, George Tucker to the north, and John Reed Junior lands to the east. CC: Isaac Linker, John C. Reed.

Deed 13-255, Cabarrus NC, 1 Dec 1838, prv’d Oct 1839. George Garmon and Nancy Linker to George Garmon Sen., being 115 acres on the mouth of Meadow Creek. Wit: Culpepper Howell, George Garmon.

Deed 14-286, Cabarrus NC, 29 Oct 1839, Prv’d Oct 1840. Henry W. Linker to George Garmon. Wit: Culpepper Howell, Isaac Linker. Being Tract #2.

Deed 14-318, Cabarrus NC, 18 Jan 1841, prv’d _____. Lewis B. Krimminger Esq., High Sheriff, to Robert Motley & Samuel Klutts. By virtue of an execution issuing from 1839 Cabarrus P & Q session against the property of Nancy Linker. Whereas Darling Love recovered a sum of $45.48 ½ and 125 acres were ordered to be sold. Wit: H. S. Love.

74. Grant # 3562, Mecklenburg NC, ent. —, sur. 22 Mar 1786, iss, 7 Aug 1787. Issued to EBENEZER MARCH (Marsh), being 100 acres between the two Meadow Creeks. Beginning at a po north 64 west 22 to small po, north 16 east 48 to pine, north 32 east 234 (near George Garmon’s line) and past his corner) to pine, south 65 east 80 to stake, then to begin. CC: Gorg Garmor, Ebenezer March.

75. Grant # 239, Cabarrus NC, ent. 18 Oct 1800, sur. 12 Jul 1801, iss. —. Issued to ISAM CLAY, being 46 acres on the waters of Rocky River. Beginning at po (on his open line) north 35 east 58 to pine, north 65 west 106 to pine, south 32 west 70 to stake (in his old line), then to begin. CC: Daniel Clay, George Teetor.

Deed prv’d Oct 1814. Enoch Morgan to John Reed, being … This tract includes all the gray shaded land encompassing key map tracts 74 and 75. Beginning at a stake north 70 west 102 (with John Reed’s line), south 32 west 368 to pine, south 16 west 48 to hic, south 35 east 80 to stump, north 76 east 110 to dog, north 10 west 32 to dog, north 38 east 26 to bo, north 19 east 10 to pine, north 52 east 51 to pine, north 30 to stake, south 75 west 38 to hic, north 70 west 17 to pine. North 72 to po, east 20 to po, then to begin.

76. Deed 5-166, Mecklenburg NC, 12 Nov 1789. George Graham Sheriff to George Teeter, “being 100 acres on both sides of Meadow Creek including his own mill.” Beginning at a stake north 60 west 12 to po, (with his own line) north 78 east 22 to po, north 30 west 40 to stake, north 74 west 24 to dog, north 10 west 32 to dog, north 38 east 26 to stake, north 3 east 24 to po (Eb Marsh corner on the creek), (with Eb Marsh’s line north 70 west 34 to pine, north 48 to po, (passing a po and crossing the creek) east 176 to pine, south 25 east 100 (crossing a branch of the creek) to pine, then to begin. Chas. T. Alex., jurat.

77. Grant #195, Cabarrus NC, ent 16 Apr 1799, sur. 14 May 1800, iss. 5 Dec 1800. Issued to JAMES LITTLE, Esquire, “being 100 acres on the waters of Meadow Creek including the Baptising hole”. Beginnning at a po (Isham Clay’s corner and George Teeters and runs with George Teeter’s line) east 144 to dog and wo sapling, (with Shinn’s entry) north 35 east 78 to po, (with said entry) north 14 east 30 to bo, (with said entry again) north 38 east 36 to po, (then said entry) north 83 east 2 to wo, north 43 east 26 to po (near Tucker’s corner), (with or near his line) west seventy four to po (Isham Clay’s corner), (with a conditional line between him and Clay) south 48 west 182 to po (at the Cross Roads), then to begin. CC: Dennis Clay, George Teeter.

78. Geo. Graham, Sheriff Geo Graham,Sheriff to Andrew Watts. Being 60 acres on both sides of Meadow Creek. Beginning at a bo north 40 west 66 to pine, (with George Teeter north 30 east 120 to po, south 40 east 92 to po, then to begin. Wit: William Ross.
79. Grant # 310, Cabarrus NC, ent. 6 Jan 1804, sur. —, iss. 25 Oct 1804. Issued to JAMES LITTLE being 70 acres on the east side of Big Meadow Creek. Beginning at po & dog (his own old corner and with George Teeter’s line) east 17 to pine (his corner), (with his other line) north 86 east 14 to pine (Andrew Watt’s corner), (with his line) north 36 east 130 to po (his other corner), south 40 east 13 to bj, north 34 east 100 (passing pine corner) to stake, north 35 west 60 to stake, south 38 west 114 to po (his own old corner), then to begin. CC: George Tucker Jr, Jacob Tucker.

80. Grant 2829, Montgomery County NC, being …acres to JOHN BARBA

81. Grant #433, Cabarrus NC, ent. Sep 5 1811, iss. 23 Nov 1812. Issued to JOHN REED, being 100 acres on the north side of Meadow Creek “joining George Harkey and his own lands.” Beginning at a po (on the county line and running with the line) north 26 east 160 to po, west 70 to pine, south 30 to stake, west 104 to stake, south 112 to stake, then to begin. CC: Geo. Harkey, Geo Garmon.

Deed 8-195, Cabarrus NC Jul 1813. John Reed to John Barbee, being now 250 acres. Beginning at a po (running with John Tucker’s line) south 20 east 196 to hic, east 90 to po, north 26 east 282 to po (near George Harkey land) west 88 to stake, south 48 to wo, west 116 to pine, south 64 east 88 to begin. Wit: Willie Crayton, George Reed.

(NO PLATT) Deed 6-113, Cabarrus NC, ……. Agreement between Thomas Berry of Cabarrus and William Thornton of the City of Washington & District of Columbia. That they shall be joint tenants and not tenants in common in a certain tract of land surveyed for one hundred acres be the same more or less the said Thornton agrees to pay for the same to the state & the fee of surveying charged, the same amounting to six dollars, six shillings & eight pence, the said land being distinguished as joining the county line & his, the said Thomas Berry’s own land on Meadow Creek, entered Nov. 7th 1804 No. 652. It is also agreed between the said parties that whatsoever force the said Thornton may put or cause to be put on said land to search for gold, it shall not be required of the said Berry to put on any hands but that he shall be entitled to one fourth part of the gold obtainable and the said Thornton is to have three fourths of the same. This land was located nearby. William Thornton was father of the United States Patton Office, Designer of the United States Capitol Building, and invested in the purchase of approximately 65 thousand acres in now Stanly.

 

George Thomas
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Copyright © 2009 by George G. Thomas

LAND IN CABARRUS NORTHWEST OF ROCKY RIVER

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Grants and deeds records represent lands north of Rocky River,
along and west of Hwy 601 and near or east of English Buffalo Creek.

5. Grant #3289, Mecklenburg NC, ent. —, sur. 3 Mar 1784, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to MARTIN PHIFER, being 150 acres on both sides of English Buffalo Creek known from the warrant as “Phifer’s lower mill plantation joining John White on the west side, William White on the north side, and John Rodgers on the south.” The survey for Martin Phifer Senior locates a mill road on the western most corner of this tract. Beginning at a wo (John Rogers corner and running with his line and crossing English Buffalo) south 73 west 74 to hic, (north 36 west 72 (with John White) to pine, north 43 west 71 with John White) to po (on the mill road), north 28 east 84 to hic, north 52 east 22 (with Wm. White) to so (on the creek bank), north 40 west 61 with Wm. White) to po, north 82 east 106 to bo, south 122 to stake, then to begin. CC: Martin Phifer Jun’r, Paul Phifer.

6. Deed ____, Mecklenburg NC, Arthur Dobbs and wife Justina to John Rogers.

Deed 13-938, Mecklenburg NC, 4 Nov 1782, prv’d Oct 1791. Hugh Rogers and wife Mary (x)  Rogers to John Roch, being 82 acres granted by Arthur Dobbs to his father John Rogers. Wit: ___ard Gorvin, Elizabeth Balst.

7. Grant 3604, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 1 Jan 1779, sur. 12 Mar 1785, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to JOHN WHITE SENIOR, being 130 acres on the Buffalo Creek joining John Love to the southeast, David Purviance to the southwest, and John Roch land to the northeast. CC: Thomas White, John White.

8. Grant # 3428, Mecklenburg NC, ent.—, sur. 30 Aug 1782, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to David Purvance, being 136 acres “lying on the north side of the river opposite James Love’s.” The warrant is for land joining James White Junior, James Love, and John Love. The eastern boundary is on the river at the mouth of a branch and the western boundary runs along another branch. The metes and bounds are from a w. o. (on bank of river near a branch next to John Love’s, then up the river) to a r. o. (near the river & branch his and James White’s conditional line), (up said branch) north 80 to small w. o. (on said branch), east 84 to small hic., north 40 to small w. o. sapling, east 68 to five small w. o., south 12 east 100 to begin. CC: John McClellan, David Purvance.

9. Grant # 3640, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 16 Jan 1784, sur. 10 Jan 1785, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to JOHN LOVE, being 296 acres on the mouth of Buffalo (Coldwater Creek) where it enters the river. The warrant for this tract was made out in the name of John Rodgers – “a tract or parcel of land containing 350 acres lying & being on the Big Coldwater Creek including the lands and improvements said Rogers bought of James Balst dec’d joining James Bradshaw on the north Charles McCammon on the NE John Love on the NC David Purviance on the E and on the south of James Campbell & John Rosh. The metes and bounds are: from a w.o. sapling (his own corner next to David Purviance’s land) south 62 east 53 (with own line) to small w.o. (his own corner), (with his other line) south 51 east 65 to pine (another own corner on the river bank), (down the river) to r. o. (at mouth of Buffalo Creek), (up the creek) to w. o. (on bank near James Campbell old line), (with or near Campbell line) north 79 west 129 to stone corner (in a draft), (with his and John McClellan’s conditional line) south 7 west 112 to p.o., west 42 to stone corner (David Purvience’s line), (with Purvience’s line) south 12 east 96 to small w. o. (on the river bank (Purvience’s corner), then to begin. CC: William Waddington, Abner Wenes.

10. Grant 3224 Mecklenburg NC, ent. 25 Feb 1779, sur. 18 Mar 1780, iss. 9 Oct 1783. Issued to JOHN LOVE, being 87 acres on both sides of Rocky River “including his own improvements where I now live.” The metes and bounds are from a large pine (on bank of river running then with his and John Rogers conditional line) north 51 west 65 to two w. o. saplings, north 62 west 53 to w. o. sapling, south 12 west 49 to stake (on bank of river”, down said river to stake on the bank of river, (the crossing the river south 70 east 32 to Spanish oak, south 57 to w. o., then south 26 west 51 to w. o. (near James Love’s survey), south 61 east 33 (crossing a small branch) to small b. j, north 51 east 73 to b. o., (the same course 20 to stake (on or near Thomas Watson’s line, then crossing the river to begin. CC: Charles Dorton, James Armstrong.

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. One is the 30-acre portion of this tract that lies north of Rocky River (see A). The other piece of land is grant # 3640 above. Wit: James Ross, Archibald

Deed 13-659, Mecklenburg NC, ________, prv’d. Jul 1789. John and wife Elizabeth (X) Love to Charles McCammon. Being 52 acres, part of 87 acres on the south side of Rocky River. Wit: John Rouch

11. Grant # 26, Cabarrus NC, ent. 12 Feb 1788, sur. 20 Mar 1793, iss. 4 Jul 1794. Issued to ANDREW CAMPBELL, being 50 acres on the waters of Buffalo and Coldwater Creeks if the forks of sd. Creeks. Beginning at a pine (near his own old line) west 42 to pine, south 58 west 106 to p.o., south 28 east 20 to p.o. (John Rock’s old corner), (with his line) south 89 east 106 to hic. (near his own old corner, north 31 east 124 to begin. CC: John Rock, Andrew Campbell.

Also …Grant #11, Cabarrus NC, ent. 12 Apr 1789, sur. 19 Mar 1793, iss. 9 Jul 1794. Issued to JOHN ROCK, being 100 acres situated on Rocky River and Buffalo Creek on the west side of said creek (this tract appears in purple on the key map). Beginning at a pine John White’s old corner south 62 west 72 to p.o. (said White’s corner and Thomas White’s corner), south 65 west 52 to pine, south 87 west 80 to p.o., south 30 west 36 to b.j. (near the wagon Road), (near James Plunket’s entry) south 61 east 100 (near said road) to b.j., north 57 east 106 to p.o., south 87 east 40 to pine (John White’s old corner line, north 70 east 46 to p.o. (on his own old line), thence to begin. CC: John Rock, William Rock.

12. Grant # 3312, Mecklenburg NC, ent. …, sur. 4 Mar 1784, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to MARTIN PHIFFER JUNOR, being 417 acres on Coldwater Creek. Beginning at a small w.o. (John Rodger’s and Martin Phifer Senior’ corner and running with Rodger’s old line) south 26 east 136 to p.o. (on sd. line), north 60 east 105 to small w.o., (with Andrew Campbell’s land) north 103 to two w.o.saplings, (with James Campbell’s land) north 54 west 98 to pine, (with sd. Campbell’s land) north 13 east 140 to pine, (With sd. Campbell’s land) north 64 east 65 to small w.o. sapling, (again with Campbell’s land) south 78 east 62 (crossing Coldwater Creek) to pine, north 21 east 22 (Crossing sd. creek above the shoals) to small dw, (with Phillip Wiser’s claim or entry land) north 61 west 85 to small w.o. sapling, south 81 west 121 (crossing the ridge road) to w.o sapling, south 46 west 104 to b.o. (Martin Phiffer senior’s corner), (with sd. Phifer’s line) south 122 to stake (sd. Phifer’s other corner), then (with his other line) to begin. CC: Andrew Campbell, Paul Phifer.

13. Grant 3644, Mecklenburg NC. ent. _______________. sur. ______________ iss. ____________ . Issued to JAMES CAMPBELL, being .. acres on Coldwater Creek beginning at a gum north 23 east 71 to pine, south 78 west 62 (crossing the creek) to wo, (with Martin Phifer) south 64 west 65 to pine, (with Martin Phifer) south 140 to pine, (with Martin Phifer) south 54 east 98 to two wo, north 70 to stake, then to begin.

15. Grant # 483, Cabarrus NC, ent. 13 Aug 1813, sur. —–, iss. 26 Jun 1817. Issued to EUGENIA CAMPBELL, 106 acres lying on the waters of Coldwater and Buffalo Creeks. Beginning at dead w.o. (on the west bank of the creek – George Teagleman corner when entered John White’s) north 79 west 133 to stone (Teagleman’s heir’s corner), north 45 to s.o. (John Bost’s corner – when entered James Hudson’s), north 10 east 14 to p.o. (John Bost’s and Lewis Campbell’s corner), south 89 east 126 to stake (Lewis Campbell’s corner), north 31 east 138 to pine (Zeno Campbell’s corner), west 46 to small pine, north 128 to p.o. (in a draft – John Bost’s, Thomas White’s, and Callist Campbell’s corner), north 89 east 90 to p.o., south 10 east40 to p.o. (his own corner), south 69 west 101 to stake, south 46 to stake, north 75 east 92 to syc, south 80 east 74 to stake (on the creek bank), south 20 east 6 (crossing the creek) to pine, south 78 east 96 to s.o. and dw, —47 west 45 to w.o., north 1 west 37 to w.o., north 78 west 47 to p.o., south 16 west 78 to p.o., north 64 west 34 to pine, south 47 west 94 to ma (on the creek bank below the old ford), north 80 west west 74 to stake, south 35 west 186 to s.g., north 89 west 106 (crossing the creek), south 3 east 50 (crossing the creek twice) to ash (near the creek), south 17 east 106 to begin.

17. Grant # 3369, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 9 Apr 1779, sur. 16 Mar 1784, iss. 2 Nov 1787. Issued to JOSEPH YOUNG, being fifty acres on the east side of Coldwater Creek including his own improvements that was issued to James Bodle, son of and heir of the late deceased John Bodle. Beginning at a small w.o. sapling (near a corner of James Bradshaw’s land and running with sd. Bradshaw’s line) north 66 west 40 to a b.o. sapling (on James Campbell’s old line), (with sd. line) north 38 east 94 to a maple (on bank of creek sd. Campbell’s old corner), (nearly with his other line) north 46 east ninety, south 60 east 53 (13 poles past a small w.o. to a stake, then south 46 west to begin. CC: James Campbell, Andrew Campbell.

18. Grant # 24, Cabarrus County NC, ent. 12 Feb. 1788, sur. 23 Feb 1793, iss. 9 Jul 1794. Issued to ANDREW CAMPBELL, being 50 acres on the waters of Coldwater Creek. Beginning at a p.o. south 75 east 54 to w.o., south 11 east 30 to w.o., south 43 west 20 to pine (James Bradshaw’s corner), (with his line) south 11 east 42 to b.j. (his corner), (with sd. Branshaw’s line) south 30 west 92 to p.o. (Sd. Bradshaw’s corner), south 78 west 60 to p.o., west 28 to w.o. (in a hollow), north 41 east 106 to p.o. (Sd. Bradshaw’s corner), then to begin. CC: James Campbell, Andrew Campbell.

19. Grant # 3539, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 10 Apr 1780, sur. 16 Mar 1784, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to Andrew Campbell (son of the late deceased James Campbell), being 100 acres on both sides of Coldwater Creek beginning at a small w.o. (running with an entry made by William Dorton) north 53 east 45 to small pine, (with said entry again) east 45 (crossing sd. creek) to small b.o. sapling, (with sd. entry again) south 9 east 53 to pine, east 732 to small b.j., south 9 west 70 to dw and crooked s.o., north 78 west 94 to pine (on bank of sd. creek), (crossing sd. creek) north 6 to stake (now the corner of the old place and with the line of sd. place) north 80 west 71 to large pine (the other old corner of the old plantation), south 75 west 92 to small w.o. (Martin Phifer’s corner), (with sd. Phifer’s line) north 44 to stone corner (on sd. line), then to begin. CC: William Balch, James Campbell.

20. Grant # 3544, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 9 Apr 1779, sur. 6 Mar 1782, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to JAMES BODLE, being 100 acres on both sides of Coldwater Creek. The warrant is for land on the “upper side of Dutch Wagon Road.” This land was originally entered by William Dorton. The southern boundaries of this tract mates with the northern boundaries of Andrew Campbell’s grant # 3539. A later grant by Eugenia Campbell locates an old ford across Coldwater creek near the crossing of the creek along the southern lines of this tract. The metes and bounds are: begin at a W. O (Andrew Campbell’s corner) north 53 east 45 pls. pine (his other corner), (with other line) east 445 (crossing creek ) to B. O. (another corner of sd. Campbell), (another line of his) south 9 east 12 pls. W. O., east 46 pls. W. O., north 10 west 136 pls. W. O., west 126 stake, south 8 east 150 pls. (crossing sd. creek) to begin. CC: William Black, Andrew Campbell.

Deed 2 213, Cabarrus NC, 18 Aug 1796, prv’d ___. Barnhart Houseman to Henry Townsend, being 100 acres. Jurat: James Campbell, Wit: James Little.
21. Grant #3564, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 20 Mar 1780, sur. 17 Mar 1784, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to Barnheart Housman, the original warrant was land for William Dorton. Being 50 acres of land on Coldwater Creek joining David Hart land to the east and James Bodle land to the west. CC: George Townsen, James Campbell.

22. Grant # 82, Cabarrus NC, ent. 1 Feb 1794, sur. 22 Nov 1794, iss. 20 Dec 1796. Issued to ANDREW CAMPBELL, being 39 acres on Coldwater Creek. Beginning at a small crooked wo sapling (in a draft – Henry Townsend corner), west 98 to wo sapling, north 6 to stone (on Bodle’s line), (with sd. line) west 38 to wo (Bodle’s corner in his own line), south 9 east 44 to pine (his own corner), (with his other line) east 80 to bj sapling (his other corner), (with his third line) south 9 west 80 to stooping so (his third corner), north 65 east 22 to pine (David Hart’s corner), (with or near sd. Hart’s line) north 20 east to begin. CC: Thomas Voiles, Phillip Wiser.

23. Grant # 3822, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 2 Jan 1787, sur. 1 Aug 1790, iss. 20 Dec 1791. Issued to JAMES BRADSHAW being 70 acres on Rocky River. Beginning at two b.j. (near his own old line) north 30 east 142 to b.j., north 10 west 44 to pine, north 45 east 64 to r.o. (Andrew Campbell’s corner), north 27 east 8 to hic., east 14 to pine (David Hart’s corner and runs with is line) south 69 east 66 to w.o. (his own old corner, then south 20 to stake, then to begin. CC: James Bradshaw, Robert Watson.

24. Grant # 72, Cabarrus NC, ent. 22 Apr 1794, sur. 24 Nov 1794, iss. 24 Jul 1794. Issued to JAMES BRADSHAW, being 110 acres joining the Rocky River on the southeast. This tract joins his own lands to the southwest and northeast. It adjoins lands of John Biggers to the east. The tract also joins lands of Andrew Campbell and John Bodell heirs to the northwest. Though most of this land sprawls north into map X, the southern lines are of importance. There are several important tracts in between and around the two lower appendages. The metes and bounds are from b. o. (his own corner and with his line) south 8 east 37 to hic. (his other corner), (with his other line) south 81 west 72 to b. o. (his corner), south 8 west 32 to w. o. (his own corner), with his own line north 61 east 88 to hic. (his own corner), (with his own line) south 51 east 58 to beach (his own old corner on the river bank), (along the bank of the river) north 50 east 14, (then along the river bank again) north 75 east 13 to pine, (with lines made between him and John Bigger) north 39 west 15 to p. o., north 3 ½ west 20 to b. o. grub, north 41/2 east 36 ½ to dog, north 12 west 9 to b. o. (in Bigger’s line), south 28 west 36 to s. o. grub (his own corner), (with his own line) south 65 west 49 to hic. his own old corner, (with his other line) north 15 east 170 to stone (his own corner), (with his own line) north 23 west 99 to w. o. sapling, north 25 west 13 6/10 to large p. o., west 28 to w. o. sapling, south 74 to pine, east 14 to stake, south 118 to stake, north 80 west 184 to stake, north 50 to pine (next to Andrew Campbell’s, then near the land of the heirs of John Bodell) south 76 west 63 to stone, south 85 west 42 to hic. grub (his own corner old corner), (with his line) south 27 east 106 to b. o. sapling (his other corner), (with his other line) east 30 to pine (his corner), (with his line) north 10 west 58 to stake (his corner), (with his line) south 75 east 230 to begin. CC: John Bradshaw, James Bradshaw Junr.

25. Grant # 3552, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 4 Apr 1780, sur. 4 Mar 1785, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to JAMES BRADSHAW, being 40 acres on Rocky River. The metes and bounds are from a b.o. south 13 east 8 ch. 50 lks. to hic. (his own old corner), south 81 west 18 chs. to b. o. (on his old line), (with his line) north 10 east 14 chs. 50 lks. to pine (his old corner), (with his line) west 40 chs. 50 lks. to pine, north 10 west 13 chs. to stake, then to begin. CC: Isaac Breedon, Charles Dorton.

26. Grant # 3165, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 20 Mar 1780, sur. 3 Apr 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to JAMES BRADSHAW, being 95 acres on the Rocky River lying east of Cold Water Creek adjoining lands of James Campbell to the northwest. The metes and bounds are from an elm (on bank of river) running south 57 east 13 ¼ to small b. o., north 20 east 88 to small w. o., west 192 b. o. sapling, north 27 west 106 to hic. grub, west 46 to small w. o. sapling (on bank of Coldwater Creek by James Campbell’s corner b. o.), (down said creek and river as they meander) to begin. CC: James Campbell, Andrew Campbell.

27. Grant # 584, Cabarrus NC, ent. 7 Feb 1824, sur. 15 Sep 1824, iss. 8 Apr 1825. Issued to TOVIAS FURRER, being 17 acres on both sides of Rocky River (see red shaded tract). In 1782, Charles McCammon received grant # 3119 for 195 acres on the south side of Rocky River opposite the mouth of Cold Water Creek. The track excluded abut 20 acres along the river. Adjoining lands of Thomas Watson (to the south and not shown) identify corners as being located “on the Indian path.” Extrapolating the path north, I am sure the path once crossed within the area of grant 584. The path likely turned northeast across the river where it ran the high ground where Hwy 601 is located. This vacant land appears to have remained vacant from 1782 up through the time that Tobias Furr entered a land grant for it in 1824. I wonder if Charles McCammon provided a right of way for passage for the Indians that was later back filled by Tobias Furrer’s grant? Was the area an ancient camp on the river? Could it represent a burial ground? The metes and bounds of the triangular portion of this tract perfectly match that of the southwest leg of grant 72 above. The survey for grant # 584 identifies lands on both sides of the northern triangular portion of this tract as belonging to Josiah Bradshaw. John H. Bost owned adjoining land along the river to the west and Charles McCammon owned the joining land on the south side of the river. The metes and bounds are from a w. o. (Josiah Bradshaw’s corner) north north 61 east 88 to stake, (said Bradshaw’s corner), south 81 west 72 to b. o. (said Bradshaw’s corner), north 57 west 131/2 to elm (John H. Bost’s corner), (up the river) 40 to ash (on the est side of the river, Joseph McCammon’s corner), south 24 east 48 to b. o. (sd. McCommon’s corner), east 40 to stake (on the bank of the river, said McCommon’s corner), (up the river) to begin. CC: Hiram Smith, Joseph Smith.

28. Deed 10-118, Mecklenburg NC, 6 Jan 1768, prv’d Apr 1794. Hugh Eadger to James Bradshaw, being 63 acres on Rocky River purchased on an unknown date from Arthur Dobbs. The lower appendage shapes in Grant # 72 straddle this tract. The metes and bounds are from a beach (on the river bank) north 29 west 80 to hic., south 61 west 88 to oak, (down the various courses of river) to begin. Wit: Rob’t Harris, Rob’t Harris Jun’r.
29. Grant # 232, Cabarrus NC, ent. 9 Apr 1801, sur. 22 Jul 1801, iss. 30 Nov 1801. Issued to JOHN BIGGERS SENR, being 10 acres on the north side of Rocky River. From a stake (in the river, running then with Bradshaw’s lines) north 39 west 15 to p. o. (said Bradshaw’s corner), north 3 ½ west 20 to b. o., north 4 ½ east 37 to dog, (with his old line) south 12 east 36 to stake (in his own field), (with his other line) south 41 east 32 to p. o., south 9 east 40 to stake (on bank of river), (across the river) south 4 to stake, then to begin. CC: David Bradshaw, Joseph Biggers.

30. Grant # 3168, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 25 Feb 1779, sur. 3 Apr 1780, iss. 22 Oct 1782. Issued to JAMES BRADSHAW, being 50 acres on Hamby’s Run. The warrant to survey is for land “Lying between the Run Paths and Hamby’s Run joining his own line, John Biggers, George Carrigor, Elizabeth Miller, and the Barrons. Beginning at a small hic (his old corner of the place he lives on) south 65 east 49 to small s.o. grub, (with John Biggers entry) 18 east 51 to pine, north 65 east 62 to stake, (with Carrigar’s entry) north 12 east 74 to small pine sapling, (with David Heart’s entry) north 15 west 22 (crossing Hamby’s branch) to hic sapling, (with Heart’s entry) north 31 west 95 to w.o. and elm (on bank of of sd. branch again with sd. entry) north 70 west 82 to w.o., (with Barron’s south 11 east 156 to stake, then with sd. Barron’s to begin. CC: Andrew Campbell, James Campbell.
31. Grant #3652, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 21 Aug 1779, sur. 27 Apr 1783, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Issued to DAVID HART, being 200 acres lying on both sides of Hamby’s branch and including his own improvements. This conveyance is identified as all of that land outlined encircled in red around #31. The warrant to survey is for land ‘Joining widow Miller in No. 2 west sides and James Bradshaw entry, Philip Carrigar and Thomas Voyles.’ Beginning at a pine south 69 east 42 ch 50 lks (along James Bradshaw’s line past his corner), (with his line) north 75 east 31 ch to s.o., north 20 east 6 ch 50 lks to pk near a w.o., north 15 west 23 ch and (supposed to be widow Miller’s line) to a stake by hic (Thomas Voils line), (with his line) north 88 west 26 ch. (Crossing sd. branch to stake, then to begin. CC: Andrew Campbell, George Carrigar.

Deed 1-176, Cabarrus NC, 5 Jan 1790. David Hart to John Petrea, being 100 acres on “both sides of Habes (Hamby) Run, a branch if Rocky River”. Identified as a bright, non-textured yellow, this tract covers portions of tracts 19, 22, and the southern arm of 31. The metes and bounds are from a pine, south 69 east 42 ch ( passing James Bradshaw’s corner and crossing Habes Run) to bo (George Carracker’s corner, north 4 east 76 to bo (his corner), (with George Carricker’s line) north 75 east 31 ch to so near wo, north 20 east 26 ch to pine knot, north 85 west 107 ch , south 54 east to begin. Wit: William Ross, George Bost.

Deed 13-909 Mecklenburg NC, __________ . David Hart to Gustavus Rape, being 100 acres, the northern arm of tract # 31. Beginning at a bo, south 85 east 214 to stake, north 15 west 92 to stake and hic, (With Thois. Voil, north 88 west 192 to po, then to begin.

32. Grant #3309, Mecklenburg NC. Issued to THOMAS VOIL. Beginning at po (David Hart’s corner) south 88 east 196 to po (by Hart’s corner), north 100 to bo and stake (an his father’s line), (with his father’s line) north 73 west 50 to bo, north 16 west 18 to po, north 83 west 28 to wo (John Voil corner), north 75 west 104 to stake, then to begin. CC: David Carlock, Charles Hart.

33. Grant # 362, Cabarrus NC, iss. 9 Nov 1802. Issued to GEORGE SMITH, being 38 acres.

34. Grant # 3617, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 1 Mar 1779, sur. Jan 19 1786, iss. 7 Aug 1787. Being 166 acres issued to “NATHAN ORR, Administrator of John Miller’s estate late dec’d.” The warrant is for200 acres for Nathan Orr Senior, “Administrator of the estate of John Miller on behalf of the orphans of sd. John Miller.” Loose estate papers filed in Mecklenburg County name Nathan to be guardian of the orphans Samuel, Andrew, and John Miller. This land is located on the east fork of Hamby Branch known as Plumb Run. The land adjoins George Carriger, to the south, Elizabeth Miller to the southeast, David Hart to the west, and Andrew Carriger to the northeast. CC: George Carriger, Andrew Carriger.

Deed 15-335, Mecklenburg NC, 11 Feb 1797, prv’d Oct 1797. Nathan Orr, Administrator of John Miller, dec’d, to Andrew Miller. Being 166 acres. Wit: Jas. Orr, Franc’s.

Deed 2-356, Cabarrus NC, 22 Feb 1797, prv’d Apr 1797. Being 166 acres from Andrew Miller of Mecklenburg to Frances Funderburgh, blacksmith, of Cabarrus. Wit: Daniel Jarret, Phillip Lyticker.

35. Grant #150, Cabarrus NC, issued to JOHN BARNHART being 115 acres issued 26 Dec 1799.

36. Grant # 417, Cabarrus NC, ent 18 Jul 1809, sur. 23 Oct 1809, iss. 30 Nov 1810. Issued to ANDREW CARRICKER, being 160 acres on the east side of Big Cold Water Creek joining Francis Funderburg, George Carricker, Elias Bost, Phillip Litaker and his own line. Beginning at a p.k. (his own corner of Funderburg’s line and running with his line) south 52 to small w.o. (on George Carriker’s line), (with his line) north 87 east 58 to p.s. (sd. Carriker’s corner), (with another of his lines) south 38 east 45 to b.o. (Sd. Caricker’s and Bost’s corner, (with Bost’s line north 77 east 124 to small b.o. (by an old road, Bost’s other corner), north 43 east 19 to b.o. Lytacker’s corner and Eafort’s corner), (with Eafort’s line) north 19 east 162 to w.o. (dead, his own old corner), (with his own old line) to begin. CC: Jacob Caricker, Philip Caricker.

37. Deed 9-59, Mecklenburg NC, Charles (H) and Clara (X) Hart to Charles Keagle, being 115 acres on the “fork of Plumb Run and Hamby’s Branch.” Shaded in green, the metes and bounds on this and later conveyances of this tract do not construct a closed shape. Looking at surrounding lands, an error in direction of one line can be deduced. Instead of running 80 degrees north the line in question should run 8 degrees. The metes and bounds are: from a R. O. north 70 west 80 to stake, north 8 west 170 to Hic., south 82 east 140 to W. O., south 12 west 178 to begin.

Deed 9-214, Mecklenburg NC, 16 Apr 1778, probation was lost. Charles Keagle and Mary Ann (x) his wife to Elizabeth Miller, relict of John Miller late of sd. county and state deceased.” Being 115 acres. Wit: John McKnight Alexander, Nathan Orr.

38. Grant # 3561, Mecklenburg NC. Issued to GEORGE CARRIGOR (Carricker), being 200 acres on Plum Run. Beginning at a stone west 152 to pine, north 48 west 59 to wo (own and Orr’s corner), south 8 west 242 (on own line passing his old corner), to ro, north 50 east 73 to ro, east 94 to stone (six feet from John Finney), south 57 east 20 to bo, north 22 east 186 to begin

39. Grant # 3885, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 14 Apr 1784, sur. 15 Nov 1790, iss. 28 Nov 1792. Issued to JOHN ASHLEY, being 200 acres on Wetfot Branch adjoining George Caricker to the northwest and John Finny to the southwest. From b. o. south 55 west 34 to b. o. (George Carricker corner), (with his line) south 35 west 138 to pine not, south 47 east 78 to w. o. (John Finney corner), south 28 east 90 to stake (Jacob Keser’s line), (with his line) north 66 east 30 to pine (his corner), due east 36 to b. o., south 73 east 100 to big pine, north 25 east 100 p. o., then to begin. CC: Daniel Winchester, Andrew Mathias.

Deed 14-122, Mecklenburg NC, 19 Sep 1792, prv’d Oct 1792. John Ashly and Mary (X) his wife to Henry Price. Being 200 acres on Wetfot Branch adjoining George Carricker and John Finney to the northwest and Jacob Rape to the southwest. Wit: John McCorkle, Daniel Winchester.

Deed 6-94, Cabarrus NC, 18 Sep 1804, prv’d Jul 1806. Elias Bost to John Bost his son, “a certain tract of land containing two hundred acres wheof 50 acres belong to the silver mine theron during the continuance of it & thereafterwards to revert to the said John Bost.” Now the stream running through the land is known as Whitford’s Branch. Wit: John Moyer, Daniel Bost.

41. Grant #3374, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 3 Mar 1779, sur. 23 Apr 1783, iss: 2 Nov 1784. Issued to JOHN FINNEY, being 28 acres on the “Brushy Fork of Rocky River.” The tract adjoins John Leatsinger to the southwest and runs along James Cotise land to the west. Beginning at a hic north 18 east 15 ch to bo, north 52 east 16.5 ch to po, south 52 east 15 ch to ro, then to begin. CC: Robert Biggers, James Cortise.

Deed 13-670, Mecklenburg NC, 13 Mar 1789, prv’d ____. John Finney to John George William, being 28 acres on “the Brushy Branch of Rocky River.” Wit: John Bigger, Wm. Ross.

42. Grant # 448, Cabarrus NC, ent. 3 Feb 1812, sur. 2 Aug 1813, iss. 24 Nov 1813. Isued to FRANCS FONDERBURG (Vanderburg), being 24 acres joining his own, Daniel Boger, and John Bost’s lines. Beginning at a hic. (his own corn Daniel Boger’s corner on the bank of the brushy fork of Hamby’s Branch) south 51 east 60 to po (Boger’s other corner), north 46 east 132 to stake (on John Bost’s line), (with his line) north 4 west 96 to pk (Bost’s corner on Philip Carriker’s line), (with his line) south 35 west 8 to bo (his own corner), (with his own line) fifty two east 96 (To his other corner), then (with his own line) to begin. CC: William Plott, Francis Fonderburgh.

43. Grant # 3308, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 9 May 1780, sur. 23 Apr 1783, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to GEORGE GEROGER (Carriker), being 100 acres on Hamby’s Branch. The warrant is for 200 acres “joining the lower end of the widow Miller’s place & James Bradsaw line John Bigger line and down the river. ”The survey is for land that includes “Peter Reap and Jame Cortise improvements.” From a w. o. (by James Brachey’s corner on the Dutch Wagon Road) north 16 east 17 chs. to small hic., south 57 east 17 chs. (crossing a branch) to hic., south 87 east 24 chs. 50 lks. to b. o., south 17 west 13 chs. 50 lks. to hic. (John Leatsinger’s corner), (then with his line) south 20 west 23 chs. 50 lks. to p. o., north 74 west 9 chs. 50 lks. (crossing said branch) to p. o. (John Bigger corner), then to begin. CC: Robert Bigger, John Finny.

Deed 12-593, Mecklenburg NC, 12 Dec 1785, prv’d ____. George Kerricker & wife Susan to John George Wilhelm. Wit: _____________.

44. Grant # 3347, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 18 Dec 1779, sur. 23 Apr 1783, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to PETER CISER (KISER), the warrant is for 100 acres on both sides of Rocky River “including his mill and mill dam being 50 acres on each side said river.” The survey ”includes his John Leatsinger’s improvemant.” The mouth of Hamby Run is located on this tract. This deed likely shows the earliest titles for what is now known as Bost’s mill. From a water oak (on bank of river John Finney corner, running with 30 east 15 chs. to small p. o., north 51 west 14 chs. to hic. (John Finny, Peter Reap corner), (with Reap’s line) south 20 west 23 chs. to p. o., north 74 west 9 chs. (crossing Hamby’s Run) to small p. o. (Reap’s corner & John Bigger corner), (with .line) south 8 west 9 chs. to w. o. (his corner) south 30 east 7 chs. to water oak (Bigger’s corner on bank of river), south 15 west 31 chs. (crossing said river) to small b. o., then to begin. CC: Andra Mathews, John Bigger.

Deed 13-746, Mecklenburg NC, 5 Jul 1788. Joseph Graham, late Sheriff of Mecklenburg to Robt. Smith of Mecklenburg. In pursuance of a writ of fieri facias issued 1786 against the goods and chattels of John Litinger & Frederick Cotosh late of sd. county, George Kiser recovered 106 pounds and 10 shillings. That 100 acres of land situated on both sides of Rocky River “authenticated to Peter Kiser Junr Senr. his heirs and assigns forever from his Excellency the Governor & as by the sd. Peter Kiser’s will in which the following clause” Item: I will & order that my Mill on Rocky River & the land adjoining sd. mill be sold in six months after my decease.” Peter Kiser did appoint George Garmon & Wm. Hearns exec’s of his last will and testament & in pursuance of the said will they did sell the land to Geo. Kiser by deed. Dated 3 Apr 1785, Geo. Kiser did convey the land by deed to John Litenger as a part of the consideration being a bond or note of hand which the aforesaid action was founded. That in response to the above, the sheriff, did sell for 37 pounds and 10 shillings the above mentioned land to Rob’t Smith. Wit: Solomon Abrams.

Deed 14-33, Mecklenburg NC, 28 Aug 1789, prv’d Jan 1792. Robert Smith to William Ross, both of Mecklenburg. Being 100 acres adjoining John Finney to the east, his own and Peter Rape land to the north, and John Biggers to the west. Wit: Wallace Alexander, Sarah Alexander, Wm. T. Alexander.

Deed 2-38, Cabarrus NC, 19 Apr 1793, prv’d ___. Daniel Bean to William Ross Junior, being 100 acres. Wit: David McKinley, William Ross.

Deed 8-219, Cabarrus NC, 1 Nov 1793. William Ross Jun’r to Daniel Boger, both of Cabarrus. Being one of four tracts conveyed to Daniel Boger.

Deed 10-126, Cabarrus NC, 27 Jan 1801, John Melcher to Tobias Klutts, both of Cabarrus. Being one of four tracts conveyed in this deed all conveyed “from Dan’l Boger to sd. John Melcher bearing dated the 1st day of Nov 1793.” Wit: Dan’l Little, Jno. Still.

45. Grant # 3700, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 27 Jun 1786, sur. 28 Apr 1787, iss. 26 Nov 1789. Issued to WILLIAM ROSS, the warrant for survey was for150 acres of land “joining John Finney, Peter Rape, John Finney’s entry on Brushy Fork, Jacob Casle, Andrew Mathews, John Ashley, George & Andrew Carriger, and his own mill”. The survey and issuance was for 97 acres joining John Ashley land to the east and John Finney land to the west and south. From a pine (John Ashly’s corner and with his open line) north 5 west 158 to stake, north 36 west 22 to p. o. (John Finny corner), (with Finny open line) south 44 west 162 to small p. o. (his own corner and Finny corner), (with his own line) south 30 west 50 to stake (by Finny corner), then (with his open line) to begin. CC: John Finny, James Bigger.

46. Grant # 3319, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 3 Mar 1779, sur. 23 Apr 1783, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to JOHN FINNEY being 50 acres on the north side of Rocky River including his own improvements. From a hic. (Douglas Winchester’s line, running with his line) south 9 west 9 chs. to small p. o. (on river bank), (with various courses of river) north 84 west 15 chs. to small water oak, south 70 west 12 to water oak (John Leatsinger’s corner), (along his line) north 37 west 12 chs. to b. o., north 20 west 7 chs. to b. o. (said Leatsinger corner), north 8 east 8 chs. to stake, then to begin. CC: Andre Mathews, Robert Bigger.

47. Grant 3346, Mecklenburg NC, ent. 8 Sep 1779, sur. 23 Apr 1783, iss. 2 Nov 1784. Issued to JOHN BIGGER being 100 126 acres on the north side of Rocky River including his own improvement. The warrant is for land joining James Bradshaw, George Garriger, and Rocky River. The metes and bounds are from a p. o. (John Leatsinger corner) south 8 west 9 chains to w. o. (his other corner), south 30 east 7 chains to w. o. (leatsinger’s corner on bank of river), (with various courses of river) south 45 west 14 chains to b. o., south 64 west 15 chains to b. o., north 47 west 4 chains to pop., north 9 west 14 chains to pine (James Bratchey’s corner), (along his line) north 64 east 15 chains to pine knot, then to begin. CC: John Finny, James Cortis.
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THE DUMPLING ROAD

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Have you ever seen a place name on an old document and wondered about its origin? Is there anybody out there who remembers the place and can tell us the story behind why it went by that name? Why does the place no longer go by that name and does its memory live on in any form or fashion?

The 1858 metes and bounds for Sarah Baucom Thomas’ dower states that her land lies “on the west side of Dumpling Road” (see a top of page ). I’ve wondered about this ever since the first time I read the document back in the 1990’s. I knew finding and locating this road was not likely, being the proverbial needle in a haystack. However, this Saturday I stumbled across the answer while reading through the few early surviving plat books.

My great-great-gandfather Ananias Thomas Senior had a son Ananias Thomas Junior. Born ca. 1847, Ananias Junior married Sarah Baucom, the daughter of Henry and Delaney Austin Baucom. Ananias Junior died 21 Feb 1858 and is buried at Edmond Davis cemetery in the community of Olive Branch, Union County NC. Dated 20 Dec 1858, Sarah received a committee allotted 52 ¾ acres being her 1/3 dower right to her husband’s estate lands. This indicates that Ananias Junior was in ownership of about 158 acres in total at the time of his death.

I figured the land on Dumpling road was likely near the cemetery. And, there’s a possibility that the land had passed down through the families of Thomas or Baucom. But where, exactly, was it? And where is Dumpling Road?

Dated 1 Nov 1940, the survey of J. B. Gaddy’s 131 acres is among but a few of the tracts recorded for New Salem. Looking at the plat below, note that Gourdvine Creek is located on the left side of the survey. There’s a stream called Haw Branch flowing west into Gourdvine nearer to the top of the survey. There’s also an unnamed stream flowing west near the bottom. From studies of surrounding lands I believe this stream is historically called Buck Branch.

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J. B. Gaddy’s 131 acre tract is highlighted in yellow. And, tinted brown and running through Gaddy’s tract is “Dumpling Road.” Note there is another road with ford crossing Gourdvine and Haw Branch before intersecting with Dumpling Road. I feel sure this is present day Holly School Road. Takee a look and compare to a present day topography map (below).

Olive Branch, NC, 1:24,000 quad, 1970, USGS

So, it appears that old Dumpling Road is the present day Hwy 218 that runs all the way to Polkton. Was the full run of the road referred to as Dumpling Road or just a small portion in present day Olive Branch/New Salem? And I still wonder about the origin of the name. Back then this must have been a place for some fine country cooking!

THE STORM

The Daily Review, Wilmington N.C.
22 Feb 1884, Page 1.

In addition to the ravages of Tuesday night’s storm, we learn that its work of destruction was far more widespread and complete than we had anticipated. The loss of life becomes more and more fearful, the number of wounded is greatly increased, and the destruction to property almost incalculable. The force of the storm at Rockingham was upon a small hamlet, called Philadelphia, about two miles from the former place, consisting of about 20 houses, mostly inhabited by colored people. Of those every-one was blown to the ground and with these and others in the vicinity 40 houses were completely destroyed.

At Concord, in Cabarrus county, the storm was very severe, doing much damage to dwellings, stores trees and fences, but fortunately no lives were lost, although there were several remarkably narrow escapes. In the neighborhood of Pioneer Mills, in the same county, however, the storm was terrible and the work of destruction appalling. Nearly every house in that locality was demolished; many persons were seriously injured, and one colored woman was killed. All the trees in that neighborhood were blown down, and fences were scattered in every direction.

Near Lillington, in Harnett County, Mrs. Reuben Matthews, Mr. Merritt Overby, his wife and two sons were instantly killed, while another son of Mr. Overby was so seriously injured that his recovery is extremely doubtful. All of the houses on Mr. Overby’s premises were destroyed, as were all of those upon the premises of Messrs. John McDonald and John C. Upchurch in the same neighborhood.

At Wadesboro in Anson County, the damage was comparatively slight, although the wind blew with great violence. In other portions of the county, however, the devastation was terrible. We hear of five persons having been killed, and several wounded, while the destruction of buildings, trees and fences was very great. There remains hardly a building standing in the vicinity of Brown Creek, and on Mr. Wm. Little’s plantation 28 of the 30 houses were blown down. Two houses caught fire after they were wrecked, but the torrents of rain which were falling at the time soon extinguished the flames.

At Monroe, in Union County, the wind was fearful and the rain poured in torrents, but the damage was not great. In other portions of the county, however, the storm made fearful and fatal havoc. In Lane’s Creek Township, every house on the plantation of Mrs. Jane Broom including her residence, was blown down and Mrs. Brown was seriously and her daughter mortally wounded. Every building on the Widow Philmon’s place was destroyed, but with serious results to no one. The same may be said of the buildings on Mr. Buck Horton’s place, with the addition that himself and every member of his family were more or less seriously hurt. At Mr. Lewis Krimenger’s every building was destroyed, and his sister severely injured. The cows, geese, and chickens were killed. John Bivens, col., living on Mr. G. D. Allen’s place, had everything destroyed and himself and family were blown to the woods. Their clothing was torn from them and their hands and faces lacerated. At Mr. G. Allen’s every building was destroyed, and Mr. Allen and one child slightly injured. The geese and chickens on the yard were killed. Mr. Marley Griffin’s house was blown down and burned up, and MR. Griffin it is feared is mortally wounded.

In Goose Creek Township in the same county, the scenes above described were repeated. The storm began its work at Mr. Andy Fowler’s, everything was swept clean –houses, timber, fences, &c. Mr. Andy Fowler, dwelling destroyed; Mr. Jas. Fowler, kitchen blown down; Enoch Morgan, col., house blown down; H. M. Price, roof of house blown off; J. W. Pressley, house blown down; J. M. Guin, smoke house destroyed. Every house on Mr. Newton Presson’s premises was destroyed. After passing Mr. Presson’s it went through the plantation of Mrs. A. A. Price, blowing down one house; then Mr. Eli Rushing’s, where it unrooted his house; thence to Mrs. Sally Medlin’s, where it destroyed her buildings; thence to Jennie Tomberlin’s, where it destroyed her house, the inmates being injured, but we could not learn how severly; thence to Mr. Andrew Hargett’s where it completely laid flat all his buildings, consisting of one double dwelling house, smokehouse, barn, crib, and grain house. Jacob Mullis’ house, next in its tract, was blown away; thence to Mr. Robert Rushing’s, where it blew down abd burned everything he had except some clothing; it next stripped a house belonging to Mr. Jackson Mullis; passing on it blew Mr. Aaron Little’s house down the joist; then to Mr. Joseph Hager’s, where it blew once house down; then to the lands of MR. C. Hagler, where it destroyed all his building; thence to Mr. J. B. Tarlton’s where it blew down and carried away his buildings, consisting of one two story dwelling, barn, crib, shop, &c, then passing on it destroyed a house belonging to Mr. Samuel Mullis; it next blew down an outhouse and stable belonging to Mr. John Love; next the house of Mr. John Tarlton was blown down, and Dossey Williams’ house was blown down and burned.

At Winnsboro S. C., the storm was the severest ever known. Trees were uprooted by the hundreds and fences were demolished in all directions. At a small settlement thirteen miles from Winnsboro, the storm struck with terrific force completely demolishing fifteen houses, killing three negroes, names unknown, and an aged white lade named Mrs. Sterling, besides wounding several others severely. The house in which Mrs. Sterling resided was torn all to pieces. At the time the blow came her son and daughter were in the house with her. They were both blown out of the house and lodged in a large tree that was standing in the yard, escaping with severe bruises. Their aged mother was crushed to death in the falling timbers. The damage and losses about Winnsboro are calculated by the thousands.
Capt. Frank Lanier, lineman for the Southern Telegraph Company, reports that as he passed Woodward’s on the Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Railroad, the remains of a negro man and his wife had just been extricated from the ruins of their demolished cabin. – Their bodies were terribly bruised and the mashed and their death must have occurred instantly.

A dispatch to the Florence, S/ C. Times says that the cyclone struck Darlington about 11:30 p. m. and demolished three houses, killing 4 outright and 15 wounded very seriously. Among the housed destroyed were R. W. Boyd’s, Mr. and Mrs. White’s, Mr. Chas. Edwards’ and several tenement houses occupied by colored people. Mr. and Mrs. White, an aged couple, Mr. White being paralyzed and Mrs. White blind, were found dead after the debris was cleared away. Tom Swinton ad Wm. Swinton’s wife were also killed outright. Mr. Swinton and daughter were fatally injured and are not expected to survive. Mr. R. W. Boyd was seriously injured and his son, Master Willie Fountain, who were the only occupants of the house, were slightly injured. The scene is one of wild confusion, the dead and dying are all over the town, and he wounded are being cared for.

In speaking of the terrible work of death and destruction near Rockingham, the Rocket says:

Wednesday morning we visited the scene of devastation, and revently we say, God grant that our eyes may never behold such another heart-sickening sight! The track of the cyclone was on an average about a quarter of a mile in width, and in its tract not a thing was left standingexcept the small shrubbery, and that was stripped of every limb and branch. Among the fallen trees and timbers of houses could be seen the dead ad mangled bodies of men, women, and children, while the eye could see in every direction, the carcasses of horses, cows, hogs, dogs cats, chickens, and even birds. Hanging on the bushes were shrouds of clothing, bedding, shoes, &c., which had been scattered by the tempest. It was a sight which can never be erased from the tablet of memory. Horrible! Yet ‘twas the hand of God that guided it.

MARSHVILLE, NC

History appearing on the town’s website tells of early settlers, the civil war, and reconstruction. Though all of these things were important in establishing the local population, the town of Marshville NC did not exist until the coming of the train in the 1870’s. The town was named for Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Marsh who donated land for both a Baptist church and the first town hall.

Who is the Marsh Family? Some have them going back to a Thomas and Eunice Lathorpe Marsh who lived and died in Connecticut. Their children are believed to be Ebenezer, John, Solomon, and Thomas Marsh Junior.

I’ve not researched this family much, but find it interesting that in the 1790’s Thomas Marsh (of Anson NC) and wife Elizabeth sold land on Caldwell Creek (Deed 1-2, Cabarrus NC). The transaction was witnessed by Ebenezer and Solomon Marsh. And, Ebenezer sold three tracts including land near Midland as well as land on the east bank of Rocky River and on Little Meadow Creek near what became Reed gold mine. Thomas Marsh purchased land along Lane’s Creek in Anson County early in the 1790’s. His brothers made the move there by century’s end. Also making the move from Cabarrus was Malachi Watts, Ebenezer Marsh’s next door neighbor on Little Meadow Creek.

Back to Marshville, the official history offers little prior to the town’s creation. This may change as I recently came across an unusually large land grant which will surely add to the story. Entered in Aug 1784, Edward Brown was issued a land grant of 3400 acres spanning the Big Mouth Branch and Lick Branch on Lane’s Creek to Negrohead Creek along with its tributary called the Bridge Branch. From the survey made in 1788, Edward Brown likely surveyed his own land as he initialed D.S, meaning deputy surveyor. Josiah and Zedekiah White served as chainbearers.

I’d love to learn more about Edward Brown. Is he related to the Brown family out of Maryland? Is he the same Edward Brown who is said to have been a Baptist preacher in the area of Crooked Creek? Also, about the survey plat, note that the Mecklenburg Road runs through the tract.

The streams drawn in the above makes it easy to locate this land. Below, I’ve oriented and overlaid the plat to a present road map. It fits though I could easily be off a bit here and there. Also, note that Lawyers Road cuts across the plat east to west. This is likely the Mecklenburg Road that Edward Brown located in his 1788 survey.

 

This is all a rough draft and I’m sure it needs to be looked at more closely. There are also land deeds showing how the supersized grant was divided up. And, there’s a need to understand more about this first generation of settler who lived on land we now call Marshville.