Source: Richmond County, NC Deed Book X, Page 196 - 197
Transcribed by Edith R.
Dated: April 19, 1858
Filed: June 2, 1858
This Indenture made and entered into the 19th day of April in the Year of our Lord one Thousand ^eight hundred &^ fifty Eight,---by and between George Northam Sen of the County of Richmond & State of North Carolina of the one part and his son John T. Northam of the same County & State of the other part; Witnesseth that the said George Northam Sen. for and in consideration of the love and affection which he bares towards the said [T.Northam-marked thru] John T. and for the further consideration of the sum of one dollar to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given and granted, Bargained and sold and by these presents doth give, grant, bargain sell enfeoff? convey and confirm unto the said John T. his heirs and assigns, forever, a certain piece or parcele of land lying and being in said County of Richmond and on the North side of Hitch cock Creek, Beginning at a stooping red oak with white oak pointers on said Creek, Wm. H. Covington's corner and runs with said Covington's line Nor. 77 W. 132. poles to the Persimmon Branch. Then down said branch Eight - or ten yards more or less to the mouth of the cool spring branch Then up said [branch-marked thru] cool spring branch the various courses to a dogwood a few yards west of the cool Spring leaving said Spring a little on the left of said line being on a straight line from the mouth of said branch So 59 W. 28 poles Then South 79 W. 3 poles & 20 links to a small Hickory one small Hickory, pine & dogwood pointers Then S. 5 1/2 W 14 poles to a lightwood not stake Then So 80 W. 52. poles crossing the Rockingham & Guilford Road to the head of a small branch running into Stealiys branch Then down said branch the various courses, to said Stealiys branch Then down Stealiys branch to a bluff on the west side, which is a short distance above an Excavation
on East side of said branch made by said George Northam Senr. for a Mill
Then S. 38. poles to a Small branch flowing into Stealeys branch on the West
side Then down said branch to Stealeys branch then down the same to a ledge
of rocks, Morning P. Johnsons courses Then with her line South 72 E. 152.
poles to her corner being a black Jack stump standing on the E. edge of said
Rockingham & Guilford road. Then with her other line N. 56 1/2
E. 116 poles & 9 links to the Persimmon branch aforesaid Then down
said branch to Hitchcock Creek Then up said creek, the various courses to
the beginning. Containing three hundred acres more or less, To have and to
hold unto the said John T. Northam his heirs and assigns forever, And
the said George Northam Senr will warrant - and - defend the same with the
appurtenances mines, minerals and every thing thereunto belonging unto the
said John T. Northam his heirs and assigns forever, In witness whereof the
said George Northam Senr hath hereunto set his hand and seal, the day and
year first above written This Deed is given and Accepted, in lieu of a deed
made between same parties on the 7 May 1855 and registered in book W, page
347, of the Registers office of Richmond County and is substituted in consequence
of indefinitness of said deed.
Signed, Sealed and delivered in presence } Geo. Northam (Seal)
of Seth Pool }
John G. Watson, }
State of North Carolina }
County Court, Clerks office June 2nd 1858,
County of Richmond } The due execution of the foregoing deed is proven before me by the oath of Seth Pool a subscribing witness thereto
Let it be registered
L. H. Webb C.C.C.