Memoranda of Goods Chattels Etc to be sold at sale
3 feather beds, 3 pair bed blankets, 4 bed steads, [margin: 1 show case] 1 lounge, 1 parlor organ, 12 sewing machines, 6 bed quilts, 1 book case, 1 bureau, 1 side board, 1 cupboard, 1 large round table, library, 1 cook stove, + utensils, crockery etc, 1 kitchen safe, 1 small square table, 1 set common chairs, 1 set cottage chairs, 8 large hogs, +
7 shoats, 1 gray horse, 1 sorrel mule, 1 one horse carriage, 1 two horse carriage, 1 phaetou, 1 one horse waggon ^+ harness^, 1 waggon crate, two hind wheels axle + hounds of two horse waggon the wheels to be made new/good, 2 cart wheels + 2 waggon wheels, 1 double B[…}, 1 two horse waggon, 1 sadde + bridle, 1 cast plow + plow plunder, 1 feed cutter, 1 bull + 2 milk cows + calves, + 3 yearlings, one iron safe, 1 cotton gin + press – 1/2 interest in grain separator ^+ horsepower, shop tools (1 anvil, 2 hand hammers vice + sledge hammer), 1 600 scale beam, 11 log chain, foot adze, some wheat, 1-12 gal wash pot very good one-, 1 hand saw, 1 spin wheel, 1 set goblets, plow gear, 1 wagon bed, one old horse waggon, one old paddle
Dr G. L. Sheppard
For May 1 carriage $14
1 old one horse waggon
+ 4 old waggon wheels
shop tools –
1 Gray horse $36
5 books –
1 box mixed buttons
The Widow Rush’s Tract
Beginning at a hickory on the bank of the Cape Fear River and running South 68° West 227 poles to a stake among Sweet Gum pointers thence 20° East 30 poles South 30° East 31 poles to a small pine on the bank of Little Lick Creek thence as the creek as it meanders South 15° West 9 poles South 40° West 32 poles South 82° West 14 poles South 17 1/2 poles South 82° West 19 poles South 18° West 12 poles North 7° West 8 poles South 62° West 8 poles South 12° West 44 poles South 62° West 8 poles South 180° East 24 poles South 52° West 14 poles South 12° West 28 poles South 43° West 36 poles South 70° West 12 poles South 60° West 20 poles West 8 poles North 55° West 10 poles South 72° West 10 poles South 10° East 16 poles South 52° West 20 poles South 2 poles to an Ash stump in Spivey’s bin thence East 368 poles to a stake in a field thence North 52° East 5 poles to a Black Gum over a branch thence down the same as it meanders North 50° East 46 poles North 8° East 54 poles North 8° West 34 poles North 8° East 34 poles North 40° West 18 poles to a dogwood the corner of widow Avent’s dower thence with her line North 67° East 27 poles to the branch at or near a spring thence down the branch as it meanders South 62° East 12 poles North 85° East 20 poles South 70° East 44 poles North 85° East 36 poles to the river thence with the
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river as it meanders North 40° West 210 poles North 24° West 62 poles to the first station.
Now that I’ve been tinkering for a week or so, I’ve gotten a few of the logistics out of the way. I have enabled Dublin Core on individual pages, letting me embed metadata that can be searched/extracted for researcher use. It is hopefully correct, and I will make every effort to be as complete as possible.
I am working on a plan for updating regularly. At this point, I am thinking of digitizing and processing one item per day, which includes scanning, adjusting, transcribing as applicable, creating metadata and generating tags. It is well worth noting that because I anticipate having (eventually) an astounding number of items digitized and uploaded, the images on this site are of lower resolution than the original scans. If you would like a full resolution scan of any particular item, post a comment or send me an email and I would be happy to oblige.
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This Indenture made this 2nd day of ______ in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one, between Hardy Christian and Ruthy Christian his wife of the County of Chatham and State of North Carolina of the one part, and Thomas Springfield of the County and State aforesaid of the other part – Witnesseth that the said Hardy Christian and Ruthy his wife for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to them in hand paid by the said Thomas Springfield, the receipt whereof the said Hardy Christian and Ruthy his wife doth hereby acknowledge, hath given, granted, bargained and sold, alliened and confirmed and by these presents doth give, grant, bargain and sell, allien and confirm unto the said Thomas Springfield his heirs and assigns forever, One Third part of all that tract of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Chatham, on the waters of the Cape Fear River, better known and distinguished as the tract of land formerly owned by Benjamin Rush, Senior, Deceased, and from him descended to his son Benjamin Rush who is since deceased and has now descended to his three sisters, Ruthy Christian, Elizabeth Perkins, and Judith Avent, which said tract of land is at present occupied by the wife of the said Benjamin Rush, Senior, Deceased. And which said third part of the tract of land is hereby intended to be conveyed by the said Hardy Christian and Ruthy Christian
his wife unto the said Thomas Springfield, and also, all the woods, ways, water and water courses and all and every the appurtenances thereunto belonging, as in any wise appertaining, and the revision and revisions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits, all of the aforesaid land and premises, and every part thereof, and all the state, right, title, interest, claim, property and demand of the said Hardy Christian and Ruthy Christian his wife, of, in, and to the land and premises hereby granted: To Have and To Hold the aforesaid lands and premises, with the appurtenances, unto the said Thomas Springfield, his heirs and assigns, to the proper use and behoof of the said Thomas Springfield his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Hardy Christian and Ruthy his wife for themselves and their heirs, doth hereby forever warrant and defend the aforesaid land and premises, and every part thereof, against themselves and their heirs, and against the claim or claims of all and every other person or persons, whatsoever, to the said Thomas Springfield, his heirs and assigns,
In Witness whereof the said Hardy Christian and Ruthy Christian his wife hath hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and date first above written, signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us
Hardy Christian [seal]
Ruthy Christian [seal]
The execution of the within deed was duly proven before me this 25th day of Sept 1821 by Archelaus Carlos one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and the within named Ruthy Christian being by me privily examined and apart from her husband, acknowledged that she executed the same of her own free will and accord and without force or compulsion on the part of her husband or any other person.
Let it be recorded
Registered in the registers office
Book W Pages 329 and 330
T Harman Registrar
This Indenture made this seventh day of August in the year of our Lord Christ’s One Thousand Eight Hundred and three between, Anne Yarbrough, Nathan Yarbrough, Joseph Yarbrough, Benjamin Yarbrough, Milley Yarbrough, Elisha Yarbrough, and Oncy Melton, formerly Oncy Yarbrough as being children of Joseph Yarbrough and Joint Heirs, of the one part, and Jeremiah Yarbrough one of the children, of the aforesaid Joseph Yarbrough and also a Joint Heir of the Other part witnesseth; that for and in consideration of the sum of One dollar to us in hand paid by Jeremiah Yarbrough the aforesaid We Anne, Nathan, Joseph, Benjamin, Milley, Elisha, and Oncy ^now Oncy Melton^ Yarbroughs aforesaid, hath bargained, sold, conveyed and delivered and by these presents doth we convey sett over and deliver unto the aforesaid Jeremiah Yarbrough his Heirs Executors, administrators or assigns for ever One certain Tract or Moiety of land being in the County of Chatham and State of North Carolina on the South side of Cape Fear River and on the No.-Westside
-North West side of Bush Creek it being part of a Tract of Land granted to Joseph Yarbrough Sen’r bearing date twentyeth day of August 1779, as will more fully appear by the Grant of that date and bounded by the lands of Partridges, Rossers and Roberts, Land supposed to be One Hundred acres be the same more or less — To have and to hold the aforesaid Land together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging free and clear from us and also Heirs Executors or administrators forever, unto Jeremiah Yarbrough His Heirs or assigns forever. In Witness We have deverally sett our hands and affixed our seals the day and date first above written. Signed, sealed and ackn’d in presence of us:
Isaac Yarbrough [his mark]
Allen Thomas [his mark]
Anney Yarbrough [her mark]
Nathan Yarbrough [his mark]
Joseph Yarbrough [his mark]
Benjamin Yarbrough [his mark]
Milley Yarbrough [her mark]
Elisha Yarbrough [his mark]
Oncy Melton [her mark]
Chatham County February Sessions 1804. The execution of this deed was duy proved in open Court by the oath of Hardy Wheless a subscribing witness thereto and ordered to be registered. […] Thomas Ragland […]
Registered in the registers office
Book N Page 255
Jonathan Thompson Registrar
The above plat represents one hundred and sixty four acres of land on Both sides of the road leading from Avents Ferry in Chatham County to the longstreet in Moore County and bounded as follows (To wit)-
Beginning at a dead pine in a small pond at the intersection of Rossers and Ishmael Robirds lines and runs thence west along Ishmael’s line twenty chains to a Black Jack thence south thirteen chains and sixty links to a Black Jack stump near Ishmael Robird’s stable thence with another of Ishmael’s lines west forty chains to a pine thence with another of said Ishmael’s lines north thirty two chains and ten links to a dead pine in William Rush’s line thence East sixty chains with said Rush’s line to a red oak stump his corner thence South two degrees East eighteen chains and fifty links to the beginning it being bounded all round by other and older lines except the line of forty chains and of thirty two chains and ten links agreeable to the date of the grant […] surveyed this 19th July 1821-
By William Campbell