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Friday, March 15, 2013

Land Deed–Wm. A. Purvis to Jefferson D. Rhine

Pin It TEXT OF DEED BETWEEN Wm. A. PURVIS & WIFE AND JEFFERSON D. RHINE. RECORDED IN BOOK 22, PAGE 532 & 533, ANSON COUNTY, NC. AND GRANTOR INDEX TO DEEDS PG. 97. GRANTOR INDEX ON FILM #018131. TEXT OF DEED FOUND ON FILM # 296737. LDS GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY, SLC, UTAH.

Wm. A. Purvis & Wife to Jefferson D. Rhine

State of North Carolina}
Anson County } This deed made this 28th day of September 1883. William A. Purvis and wife Sarah Jane Purvis of Anson County and State of North Carolina of the first part and Jefferson D. Rhine of Anson County and State of North Carolina of the second part. Witnesseth: That said parties of the first part in consideration of Four hundred and forty-two and 121100 dollars to them paid by the said Jefferson D. Rhine the receipt of which is hereby acknowledge, has bargained and sold and by these present do bargain, sell, and convey to said Jefferson D. Rhine and hid heirs, all the rights, title, interest and estate of the party of the first part, in and to a tract or parcel of land in Anson County, State of North Carolina, adjoining the lands of John J. Dunlap, (the McGugan land), Wm. Hendricks, Alex Walls and others bounded as follows: Beginning at a stake in the state line the 4th comer of Wm. Hendricks land and runs N. 15 W. 38.35 chs. to a stake in a line of Dunlap's McGugan land, the 3rd comer of Hendricks (formerly Gaddy's) tract then N. 88 W. 11.40 chs. to a stake one pine pointer, then South 37.50 chs. to a stake in the state line, then with the state line East 21 chs. to the beginning containing sixty (60) acres. It being a tract of land which was conveyed to the said William A. Purvis by James L. Edwards by deed bearing date December 21st 1871- to have and to hold the aforesaid tract or parcel of land and all privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging to the said Jefferson D. Rhine his heirs and assigns forever and the said William A. Purvis and wife Sarah J. Purvis covenant that they are seized of said premises in fee and have right to convey the same in fee-simple: that the same are free and clear from all encumbrances and that they will warrant and defend the said title to the same against the claims of all persons whatsoever. In testimony whereof, the said William A. Purvis and wife Sarah J. Purvis have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year above written.
W. A. Purvis {Seal}
S. J. Purvis {Seal}
State of North Carolina}
Anson County} I John C. McLancklin Clerk of Superior Court for Anson County do hereby certify that William A. Purvis and Sarah J. Purvis his wife personally appeared before me this day and acknowledged the due execution of the foregoing Deed of Conveyance and the said Sarah J. Purvis being by me privately examined separate and apart from her said husband, touching her voluntary execution thereof doth state on such, her private examination that she had executed the same freely and voluntarily without fear or compulsion of her said husband or any other person and that she doth still voluntarily assent thereto: Let the Deed of Conveyance with this certificate be registered this September 28th 1883.
John C. McLancklin
Clerk of Superior Court


My great great grandfather William A. Purvis and his 1st wife Sarah Jane Graves purchased this land from James L. Edwards in December 1872. Here a short 11 years later he is selling the land to J. D. Rhyne. 

Available records show that William A.and his son William James struggled each year after the the Civil War with their farming. Deed of Trusts, for this period, shows that each year they had to borrow, against the farm,   enough money to put crops in for the following years and after the loan was repaid not much was left. Tax records show that they were sometimes delinquent for the tax year.

 Regardless, William A. managed to hang on to some land up until September 1899 (DB 33:370). William A. died shortly after he and his wife Betsy sold their last 12 acres of land to J. D. Rhyne. Betsy, believed to be his second wife based on this deed (DB 33:370)  died on 18 Oct 1926 in Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina. No death certificate, tombstone or obituary has been found for William A. Purvis. He was alive on 23 September 1899 (Signed Deed) and died before 28 June 1900 (1900 Census enumerated). 




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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book 22: pages 532-533, Wm. A. Purvis and wife [Sarah J. Purvis] to Jefferson D. Rhyne; 28 September 1883, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.








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