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

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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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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

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