Pierce Mothershead Family Ties
This Bill of Sale proves that this particular Thomas Long was a brother of Benjamin Long and both men were sons of Bloomfield and Elizabeth (Bond) Long. Source: Culpeper County Virginia Deed Abstracts 1795-1796 compiled by Ruth and Sam Sparacio; published 1996.
Deed Book S p.300-301
Know all men by these presents that whereas John Bond, dec'd of the County of Culpeper did in his lifetime (by his Deed bearing date the 16th day of November in the year of our Lord 1749 and duly recorded in the County of Culpeper) grant and convey in Trust to Thomas Parks Junr, two negros, to wit, Hannah and her child, Phillis, and their increase for the use and benefit of the several persons and their heirs with the limitations and conditions therein specified; and Whereas Thomas Long (son and Joint Heir with my Brother Benjamin Long) of Benjamin Long, dec'd, who was the son of Bromfield Long(sic), dec'd, by his Wife, Elizabeth, who was one of the Grantees or Donees of the aforesaid John Bond, dec'd, as will appear by a reference to the Deed above recited, in consideration of the sum of Forty pounds have bargained and sold all my right title and interest in and to all that porportion of the aforesaid negroes and their increase as I now am or hereafter may be entitled to and as joint heir as aforesaid, Benjamin Long,dec'd, claiming by and under the Deed before recited and I as by these presents for me and my heirs and in consideration of the sum of Forty pounds to me in hand paid, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, bargain and sell unto Benjamin Long and his heirs all the right title and interest as joint heir of Benjamin Long dec'd which I now have or may hereafter have to all that proportion of the said negroes and their increase; In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of October 1795.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Robert B. Long
Robert Latham Jr
At a Court held for Culpeper County the 19th day of October 1795 This Bill of Sale from Thomas Long to Benjamin Long was proved by the Oaths of Robert Lathan Jr, Robert B. Long and William Long witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
John Jameson Cl Cur