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Monday, September 9, 2013

Amanuensis Monday~Purchase of 60 Acres

Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.

His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Today’s posting is a Land Deed for the purchase of 60 acres of Land in Anson County, North Carolina.

Original DEED delivered to Jefferson D. Rhyne for Wm. A. Purvis

James L. Edwards to W.A. Purvis

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} This indenture made this the 21st day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-one between James L. Edwards of the first part and W. A. Purvis of the second part, both of the county of Anson and State of North Carolina. Witnesseth: The said James L. Edwards in and for the consideration of the sum of two hundred and forty seven and 80/100 dollars ($247.80) to him in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged hath bargained and sold and by these present do bargain, sell and convey to W. A. Purvis a certain tract of land lying being and situate in the county of Anson and State of North Carolina and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a stake in the state line 4th comer of R. Gaddy's tract and runs No. 15 W. 38.35 chains to a stake in McGugan's line 3rd comer of the Gaddy tract then No. 88 W. 11.40 chs. (chains) to a stake one pine pointer then south 37.50 chains to a stake in the State line. Then with State line East 21 chains to the beginning containing sixty (60) acres. And the said James L. Edwards doth hereby warrant and defend unto the said W. A. Purvis his heirs Executor and assigns forever, the right and title to the said land together with all the rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging, against myself, my heirs Executors or assigns, and against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever. In testimony whereof! have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and date above mentioned.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered
in presence of
Jesse Edwards                                     James L. Edwards {Seal}
                                                          By S. J. Edwards Agent
State of North Carolina}
Anson County} I Jack C. McLancklin Clerk of Superior Court for said county
of Anson, hereby certify that the due execution of the foregoing deed of Conveyance to W. A. Purvis by James L. Edwards through S.J. Edwards his agent was proven before me this day by the oath and examination of Jesse Edwards the subscribing witness. Let it with this certificate be registered. This September 28th A.D. 1883.
                                                          John C. McLancklin
                                                          Clerk of Superior Court
October 1st 1883 then the foregoing Deed and certificate came into my hands and were duly registered.
CJ. Coppedge
Register of Deeds
Great Great Grandpa William A. Purvis purchased these 60 acres from James L. Edwards on December 21, 1871. On September 28, 1883, William A. and Sarah Jane, his wife, sold these 60 acres to Jefferson D. Rhine. At one time, William A. Purvis owned a total of 145 acres of land. By September 1899, it had all been sold off and Jefferson D. Rhine was successfully in acquiring most of the land. Great Great Grandpa Purvis died shortly thereafter. 

[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Land Deed Book 22: Page 531-532, James L. Edwards to W. A. Purvis; 21 December 1871, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina. LDS FHL Film #296737.

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