1843 Deed: Luther Thomas to John Womack

Page 1 of 1843 Deed: Luther Thomas to John Womack
Page 1 of 1843 Deed: Luther Thomas to John Womack
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman
Page 2 of 1843 Deed: Luther Thomas to John Womack
Page 2 of 1843 Deed: Luther Thomas to John Womack
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman

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Be it known by these presents unto all persons whom it now or ever hereafter concern that I Luther Thomas of the County of Chatham and State of N Carolina hath for the sum of one hundred and thirty five dollars paid to me by John Womack of the County and State as above sold unto him a certain parcel of land in the above named county of Chatham on the waters of Bush Creek Beginning at a sweetgum on the Bank of the creek corner of Lot No 4 and running South crossing the creek 236 poles to a Red oak in the county line thence with said line No 85° East 109 poles to a post oak in a drain Yarbroughs corner thence north with his line 132 to a pine stump his other corner thence West his other line 41 poles to a stake thence south his other line 96 poles to the creek thence down the creek as it meanders about 16 poles to the mouth of a gulley or wash thence up the gulley to the creek thence up the creek as it meanders to the first station containing 137 Acres

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now I Luther Thomas do for myself and my heirs executors administrators or assigns warrant and will forever defend the above bounded land unto the said John Womack and his heirs against the just claim or claims of any person or persons whatever in witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this the 3 day of January 1843
Witness
[seal]

{this copy is not signed}

1851 Deed and Plat: John Wommack to Joseph Avent

Page 1 of 1851 Deed and Plot: John Womack to Joseph Avent
Page 1 of 1851 Deed and Plot: John Womack to Joseph Avent
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman
Page 2 of 1851 Deed and Plot: John Womack to Joseph Avent
Page 2 of 1851 Deed and Plot: John Womack to Joseph Avent
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman
Page 3 of 1851 Deed and Plot: John Womack to Joseph Avent
Page 3 of 1851 Deed and Plot: John Womack to Joseph Avent
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman

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This Indenture made this twenty fourth day of October in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one Between John Wommack of the County of Chatham in the State of North Carolina of the one part and Joseph Avent of the County and State aforesaid of the other part
Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of ninety nine and one half dollars to me the aforesaid John Wommack in hand paid the receipt and payment thereof I am therewith fully satisfied and contented Hath given Granted Bargained Sold and Conveyed one certain tract piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Chatham on the north side of Bussh Creek and bounded as follows
Beginning at a Post Oake saplin Joseph Thomases corner thence as his line east twenty four chains to a stake in said line Arch’s Yarborroughs corner thence on a small branch in a field thence as Yarborroughs line North twenty two chains and seventy six links to a stake Avents own corner thence as his line West twelve chains and seventy five links to a stake where a Red Oak [?stood his leaves?] thence as another of his lines North six chains and eighty links to overtake his own corner thence as another of his lines west eleven chains and sixty four links to a stake his

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own corner thence as another of his lines South ten chains to a stake one Pine Pointers his own corner thence West twenty nine chains as his line to a stake and Pointers Ruth Thomases corner thence as her line south seventeen chains and fifty links to a stake and Pointers her corner thence East as her line twenty nine chains to a post her corner thence south as her line one chain and seventeen links to the beginning containing one hundred and nineteen and one half acres be the same more or less To have and to hold unto the aforesaid Joseph Avent his heirs and assigns forever and I the aforesaid John Wommack by these presents give grant bargain sell and convey all the above described land and premises free and clear of all lawful claim or claims of myself any heirs or any other person or persons whatever Together with all the appurtenances there unto belonging as in any wise appertaining unto the aforesaid Joseph Avent his heirs and assigns forever And I the aforesaid John Wommack do warrant and forever defend the above described land unto the aforesaid Joseph Avent his heirs and assigns forever in witness whereof I the aforesaid John Wommack do hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date first above written
John Wommack [seal]

Signed sealed and acknowledged
in presents of us
AM Yarbrough
Alvis Avent

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This plat represents 119 1/2 acres of land on the Nor the side of Bussh Creek in Chatham County adjoining the lands of Joseph Thomas and others.
[map and description of land]

1849 Deed: Woodson Maddox to Archibald Murphy Yarborough

Page 1 of 1849 Deed: Woodson Maddox to Archibald Murphy Yarborough
Page 1 of 1849 Deed: Woodson Maddox to Archibald Murphy Yarborough
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman
Page 2 of 1849 Deed: Woodson Maddox to Archibald Murphy Yarborough
Page 2 of 1849 Deed: Woodson Maddox to Archibald Murphy Yarborough
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman

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This Indenture made this 8th day of February one thousand eight hundred and forty nine betweeen Woodson Maddox of the County of Chatham and State of North Carolina of the one part and Arch’d M. Yarbrough of the county and state aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Woodson Maddox for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty dollars to him in hand paid by the said Arch’d M. Yarbrough the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged and himself thereof satisfyed hath given granted bargained sold and confirmed and by these presents doth give grand bargain sell and confirm to him the said Archibald M. Yarborough his heirs and assigns forever a certain track or parcel of land lying and being in the County and State aforesaid situated on the waters of Bush Creek and bounded as follows Beginning at a white oak in Yarbrough’s line and running east one hundred and fourteen poles to a stake thence south one hunded and twenty four poles to a stake thence west one hundred and fourteen poles to a sweet gum in Yarbrough’s line thence north with said line one hundred and twenty four poles to the first station containing Eighty seven and a half Acres to be the same more or less with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging as in any wise appertaining to have and to hold the aforesaid lands and premises to him the said Arch’d M. Yarbrough His heirs executors administrators and assigns forever free and discharged from all encumbrances whatsoever and the said

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Woodson Maddox doth for himself his heirs executors and administrators do warrant and will forever defend the right and title of the aforesaid land and premises to him the said Arch’d M. Yarbrough his heirs and assigns forever against the claim or claims of any and of all persons whatsoever —
In testimony whereof I the said Woodson Maddox have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and date above written
Woodson T. Maddox [seal]

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
John Womack
Wright Pipkin
Nehemiah Dickens

State of North Carolina
Chatham County
In the probate Sept 16th 1869
The execution of this deed was this day proved before me the undersigned Judge of Probate by Nehemiah Dickens. Let said deed with certificate be registered
ST Petty
Probate Judge

North Carolina
Chatham County
Registers Office Sept 30th 1869
Then was this deed and certificate registered in Book AO pages 173 + 174
M.D. Dalet
Regr of Deeds

1842 Deed: Division of Rush land

Outer fold of 1842 Division of Rush Land
Outer fold of 1842 Division of Rush Land
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman
Page 1 of 1842 Division of Rush Land
Page 1 of 1842 Division of Rush Land
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman
Page 2 of 1842 Division of Rush Land
Page 2 of 1842 Division of Rush Land
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman
Page 3 of 1842 Division of Rush Land
Page 3 of 1842 Division of Rush Land
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman

Transcription:
Outer fold:
Chatham County Registers Office the 30th November 1842
This division was then duly registered in said
office Book AF pages 269 and 70
A Gunter Regr

Decision of the Rush land on Cape Fear between Jos Avent + MT Hawkins Jr

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[map]
State of North Carolina
Chatham County
Whereas Elizabeth Rush dec’d late of said county died about the 15th day of April 1841 being possessed of at the time of her death in dower right a tract of land in the south^west^ side of Cape Fear River containing by estimation and survey this day made by Nathaniel Clegg County Surveyor 665 acres and whereas by the death of the said Elizabeth Rush the aforesaid lands became the property of Joseph Avent and Micajah T. Hawkins jr, alias Joseph Hawkins heir at law of Col Joseph Hawkins dec’d in the following manner to wit that is to say Benjamin [obscured]

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by his will gave to his son Benjamin Rush jun the said lands and he having died before he arrived at lawfull age his three sisters Ruth, Judith and Elizabeth became the heirs to the said land, and by legal conveyance from time to time the said Joseph Avent is entitled to two-thirds of the same, and Micajah T. Hawkins jun alias Joseph Hawkins is entitled to the other third of said lands should be made, the parties have this day employed the said Nathaniel Clegg to run off and survey said lands with a view to such division, they having first agreed upon the corners and quantities each party should have which was done in the following manner to wit, the dividing line Beginning at a hickory on the bank of said River 98 poles below Hawkins original corner of the Lick Creek tract and returning south 67° West 196 poles to a Locust tree, thence south 52° West 172 poles to a hickory and dogwood on the bank of Little Lick Creek the back line of the said Rushs tract, now that part on the North side of said dividing line including 165 1/2 acres was allotted to and taken by the said M.T. Hawkins jun alias Joseph Hawkins in person and by his guardian Micajah T. Hawkins Sen as his full proportion of said tract of 665 acres of land considered in value equal to one third part of the same –
And that part lying south of said dividing line containing 449 1/2 Acres was allotted to and taken by

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Joseph Avent as his full proportion of said 665 acres of said land, considered in value equal to two-thirds of the same, Now therefor this indenture witness- that we the said Joseph Avent and Micajah T. Hawkins jun alias Joseph Hawkins and his guardian Micajah T. Hawkins sen bind ourselves our heirs and assigns forever that we will stand to said division in the manner and form as above made-
In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals, This the 23rd day of September 1842
Signed, sealed and delivered in
the presence of
Jon. Haralson
Nath. Clegg

Joseph [his mark] Avent [seal]
M.T. Hawkins [seal]
M.T. Hawkins Guardian [seal]
for M.T. Hawkins Jnr

Chatham County Nov sessions 1842
The above division was produced in open court proved by the oath of Nathl Clegg a subscribing witness and ordered to be registered
N.A. Stedman

1837 Deed: Gideon Dickens to Joseph Avent

Page 1 of 1837 Deed: Dickens to Avent
Page 1 of 1837 Deed: Gideon Dickens to Joseph Avent
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman
Page 2 of 1837 Deed: Dickens to Avent
Page 2 of 1837 Deed: Gideon Dickens to Joseph Avent
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman

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This indenture made this the 30th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven between Gideon Dickens of the County of Chatham and the State of North Carolina of the one part and Joseph Avent of the County and State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Gideon Dickens for and in consideration of the sum of Thirty two dollars and fifty cents to him in hand paid by the said Joseph Avent the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and himself therewith fully satisfied hath given, granted, bargained, sold and conveyed and by these presents doth fully clearly and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell and convey to him the said Joseph Avent his heirs and assigns forever a certain lot or parcel of land being in the county aforesaid on the waters of Henry’s branch waters of Cape Fear River Beginning at a small pine Avent’s own corner in Yarborough’s line and running west with Avent’s own line fifty one poles to a stake near a drain thence south twenty five and a half poles to Red Oak thence east fifty one poles to a stake in Yarborough’s line then north with said line twenty five and a half poles to the first station containing eight and one-eighth acres be the same more or less To Have and To Hold the said land and premises with all the appurtances thereunto belonging as in any wise appertaining to the said bargained land and premises unto him the said Joseph Avent

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his heirs and assigns forever free and clear of all encumbrances whatsoever and the said Gideon Dickens doth for himself his heirs executors and administrators warrant and forever defend the right and title of the aforesaid land and premises unto him the said Joseph Avent his and assigns free and clear from all encumbrances and from the lawful claim or claims of any person or persons whatsoever-
In witness whereof I the said Gideon Dickens have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date first above written

Gideon [his mark] Dickens [seal]

Signed sealed and delievered in presence of
Nath Clegg

1835 Deed: John Judd to Gideon Dickens

Page 1 of 1835 Deed: John Judd to Gideon Dickens
Page 1 of 1835 Deed: John Judd to Gideon Dickens
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman
Page 2 of 1835 Deed: John Judd to Gideon Dickens
Page 2 of 1835 Deed: John Judd to Gideon Dickens
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman

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This indenture made this twentieth day of Nov in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty five Between John Judd of Chatham County and North Carolina of the one part and Gideon Dickens of the County and State aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said John Judd for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty Dollars to him in hand paid by the said Gideon Dickens before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt and payment whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold conveyed and delivered and by these presents do bargain sell convey and confirm unto the said Gideon Dickens one certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in Chatham County on both sides of the road from Avents ferry joining the lines of Thomas Springfield and others and bounded as follows (to wit) beginning at a small Black Jack near Zachariah Robards shop and thence runs south seventeen chains and fifty five links to a post oak amongst pointers thence west twenty eight chains and fifty links to a lightwood stake four Black Jack pointers thence north seventeen chains and fifty five links to a lightwood stake in Thomas Springfields line one pine and three Black Jack pointers thence with Springfields line east to the beginning
To have and to hold the aforesaid land and premise to the said Gideon Dickens together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging with all hereditaments thereunto belonging and the said John Judd

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for himself his heirs executors administrators or assigns do by these presents warrant and forever defend the aforesaid land and premises free and clear from his heirs executors administrators and assigns and from the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever to the said G. Dickens his heirs executors administrators or assigns forever
In witness whereof the said John Judd hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first mentioned
Signed sealed and acknowledged in presents of

John Judd [seal]
Geo Luther
Jefferson Judd

State of North Carolina
The execution of the within deed was duly proven before me by the oath of George Luther one of the subscribing witnesses thereto. – Let this deed be registered March the 22nd 1837
JNO M Dick

Chatham County Registers Office the 31st of March 1837
This deed was then registered in said office
Book A.E. pages 4-5

1796 Deed and Land Survey: Zachariah Harman and John Harman to Isaac Mathis

Page 1 of 1796 Land Survey
Page 1 of 1796 Deed and Land Survey: Zachariah Harman and John Harman to Isaac Mathis
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman
Page 2 of 1796 Land Survey
Page 2 of 1796 Deed and Land Survey: Zachariah Harman and John Harman to Isaac Mathis
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman
Page 3 of 1796 Land Survey
Page 3 of 1796 Deed and Land Survey: Zachariah Harman and John Harman to Isaac Mathis
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman
Page 4 of 1796 Land Survey
Page 4 of 1796 Deed and Land Survey: Zachariah Harman and John Harman to Isaac Mathis
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman

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This Indenture made this 2nd day of August in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six Between Zachariah Harman and John Harman of the County of Chatham and State of North Carolina of the one part and Isaac Mathis of the County and State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Zachariah Harman and John Harman for and in consideration of the sum of forty eight pounds current money to them in hand paid by the said Isaac Mathis the receipt whereof the said Zachariah Harman and John Harman do hereby acknowledge have granted bargained and sold alien enfeoff and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain and sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Isaac Mathis his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county aforesaid on the south side of Cape Fear River it being part of a tract of land known by the name of Brasswells old place beginning at a sicamore on the bank of said river at the mouth of a gut at Brasswells ferry and runs up said River No45 W56 poles to a willer [willow] oak at his corner then S67 and West seventy six poles along his line to the gut or branch then down the merianders of said gut to the beginning containing fourteen acres and seven eights of an acre also one
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other lot Beginning where said Mathis line crosses the aforementioned tract and runs South sixty seven degrees West thrity eight poles along said line to a pine then south two degrees east one hundred and fifty eight poles to a black oak grub at said Mathises corner then North fifty two and east five poles to the branch then down it as the merianders of said branch to the beginning containing thirty three acres and 50 poles being part of a tract of two hundred and fifty ^acres^ of land granted to Harry Braswell with the revision and revisions remainder and remainders and all the estate right title interest claim or demand whatsoever of them said Zachariah Harman and John Harman of in and to the hereby granted premises to have and to hold the said tract of parcel of land with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging as in any wise appertaining to the said Isaac Mathis his heirs and assigns forever and the said Zachariah Harman and John Harman do by these presents for themselves their heirs executors administrators forever warrant and defend the said tracts or lotts unto the said Isaac Mathis his heirs executors and assigns
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And against the legal claim or demands of any person or persons whatsoever In witness whereof we the aforesaid Zachariah Harman and John Harman have herunto set our hands and seals this the day and date first above written
Zachariah Harman [seal]
J Harman [seal]

Signed sealed and delivered in presents of
Wiliam Avent
Cyrus Rosser

Chatham County August Sessions 1796
The execution of this deed was duly acknowledged in open court and ordered to be registered
John Ramsey

Chatham County September 1796
Registered in the Registers Office
Book H page 222-223
Jonathan Thompson Regr

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Map and description of land

1835 Deed: Thomas Springfield to Joseph Avent (November)

Page 1 of 1835 Deed: Thomas Springfield to Joseph Avent (November)
Page 1 of 1835 Deed: Thomas Springfield to Joseph Avent (November)
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman
Page 2 of 1835 Deed: Thomas Springfield to Joseph Avent (November)
Page 2 of 1835 Deed: Thomas Springfield to Joseph Avent (November)
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman

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This Indenture made this the 4th day of November in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty five between Thomas Springfield of the County of Chatham and State of North Carolina of the one part and Joseph Avent of the County and State aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Springfield for and in consideration of the sum of Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars to him in hand paid by the said Joseph Avent the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and himself therewith fully satisfied hath given bargained sold and conveyed and by these presents doth fully clear and absolutely give bargain sell and convey to him the said Joseph Avent his heirs and assigns forever two certain tracts of land in one being in the County and State aforesaid lying on Henry’s branch waters of Cape Fear Beginning at a dead pine Drake’s corner and running East twenty two poles to a white white oak Yarborough’s corner then south with his line seventeen poles and four links to a small pine thence West with Judd’s line ninety nine poles to a stake in the old line thence South with said line thirty seven poles to a stake thence North One Hundred and Twenty poles to a pine in Abner Hill’s line thence East two hundred and forty poles to a Red Oak on the Ferry Road thence South across ^Henry’s branch and^ the said road sixty six poles to the first station containing One Hundred and Sixty Four and a half Acres be the same more or less with all the revision and revisions, remainder and remainders To Have and To Hold the said land and premises together with all and singularly the appurtenances thereunto belonging as in any wise appertaining to the said bargained

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land and premises to the said Joseph Avent his heirs and assigns forever and the said Thomas Springfield doth for himself his heirs executors and administrators warrant and forever defend the right and title of the aforesaid land and premises unto him the said Joseph Avent his heirs and assigns free and clear from encumbrances and from the lawful claim or claims of any person whatsoever
In witness whereof I the said Thomas Springfield have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and date first above written
Thomas Springfield [seal]

signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of
William Avent
Nathaniel Clegg

Chatham County February Sessions 1836
The execution of this deed was proven in open court by the oath of Nathaniel Clegg a subscribing witness and ordered to be registered
Thomas Ragland

Chatham County
Registers office the 16th April 1836
This deed was then duly registered in
said office Book AD pages 354 and 355
A. Gunter P. Regr

1829 Deed: Kinchen Roberts to Thomas Springfield

Page 1 of 1829 Deed: Kinchen Roberts to Thomas Springfield
Page 1 of 1829 Deed: Kinchen Roberts to Thomas Springfield
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman
Page 2 of 1829 Deed: Kinchen Roberts to Thomas Springfield
Page 2 of 1829 Deed: Kinchen Roberts to Thomas Springfield
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman

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This indenture made this third day of April in the year of Our Lord Christ One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty nine between Kinchen Roberts 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 for and in consideration of the sum of Eighteen Dollars and five cents to me in hand paid by the said Springfield the receipt thereof I do hearby acknowledge and myself fully paid hath bargained sold and delivered unto the said Springfield all of interest to the lands undivided lands of Ishmael Roberts Deceased being a legatee of said Ishmael Roberts Deceased of Chatham County and State of North Carolina the lands lying on Bush Creek ajoining the Rossers, Yarboroughs Thomas and others, supposed to be One Hundred and Fifty acres be the same more or less to have and to hold the aforesaid land and premises together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the aforesaid Thomas Springfield his heirs and assigns forever

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and I Kinchen Roberts for myself my heirs administrators and assigns will warrant and forever defend the said land and premises ^clear and free from all incumbrence whatoever unto the said Springfield his heirs and assigns forever in witness whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal this day and date first above written
Inter lined before assigned
Edmund P. Drake [his mark]
Benjamin Springfield [his mark]
Kinchen Roberts [his mark]

State of North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
Chatham County May Term 1829

The execution of this deed was duly proven in open court by the oath of Edmund P Drake as witness thereto and ordered to be registered.
Thomas Ragland

State of North Carolina
Chatham County
Registers Office the 25th day of May AD 1829
Then duly registered Book AB Pages 186-187
A Gunter Regr