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Monday, April 3, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~The Land of My Great Grandfather~John Calvin Deese

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 subject is the The Land of my Great Grandfather~John Calvin Deese.

My Great grandfather John Calvin Deese was twice married and had a family of six daughters by the time he bought his first tract of land in 1903. This Land Deed is for that tract of land consisting of Seventy-seven (77) acres.

Deed Book 36, page 460Deed Book 36, page 461

James Calvin Cox to J. C. Dees

The State of North Carolina}
Anson County} This indenture made the 2nd day of January 1903 between James C. Cox and wife Julia Ann Cox of the County and State aforesaid of the one part and J. C. Dees of the said County and State of the other part. Witnesseth for and in consideration of the sum of Five Hundred Dollars to us in hand paid by the said J. C. Dees the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged by then the said James C. Cox & wife Julia Ann Cox do by these presents give grant bargain and sell alien and convey unto the said J. C. Dees all that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Anson on the South side of big Jones Creek Beginning at a Black gum on Caples branch runs No. 38 degrees East 22 chains –Stake thence East 14 chains Stake on short branch North 17 ½ degrees West 26 chains Stake at Jones Creek – Thence up said creek various courses 24 chains mouth of Caple branch Thence, up said branch various courses 25 chains 38 links …. at Beginning containing Seventy-Seven (77) acres more or less.
To have and to hold the said premises with all the building improvements and appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said J. C. Dees his heirs and assigns forever and the the <sic> said James C. Cox and wife Julia Ann Cox doth bind then selves and their heirs the title to the described premises to warrant forever defend to the said J. C. Dees his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever.
In testimony whereof the said James C. Cox and Julia Ann Cox wife in token of the relinquishment of her right of dower in the said land have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date above mentioned.                                                                      
Witness: J. A. Niven                                                    J. C. Cox {seal}     
                                                                                  J. A. Cox {seal}

North Carolina}
Anson County} I, J. A Niven a JP do hereby certify that J. C. Cox and Julia A. Cox his wife personally appeared before me this day and acknowledged the due execution of the annexed deed of conveyance and the said Julia A. Cox being by me privately examined separate and apart from her said husband touching her voluntary execution of the said oath State that she signed the freely and voluntarily without fear or compulsion of her said husband or any other person and that she doth still voluntarily assent thereto.
Witness my hand and private seal this 28th day of January 1903.
                                                                           J. A. Niven, J. P. {seal}

North Carolina}
Anson County} The foregoing certificate of J. A Niven Justice of the Peace in and for Anson County is adjudged to be correct and in due form. Let the deed of Conveyance and the certificate be registered.
This 3rd day of February 1903.
                                                                             Thomas C. Robinson
                                                                             Clerk of the Superior Court
February 3rd 1903 at 10 o’clock, A. M.
Then the foregoing deed with the certificate came in to my hands and were duly registered in Deed Book 36, page 460 &c.                      C. C. Moore
                                                           Regt. of Deeds

[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book 36,: pages 460 & 461, James Calvin Cox to J. C. Dees; 2 January 1903, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.

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