Description of the Land of the Widow Rush

Description of the Land of the Widow Rush
Description of the Land of the Widow Rush
From the papers of Merry T. Pittman

Transcription:
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

Page 2 (not pictured):
river as it meanders North 40° West 210 poles North 24° West 62 poles to the first station.

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