Source: Richmond County, NC Deed Book W, Page 347
Transcribed by Edith R.
Dated: May 7, 1855
Filed: August 18, 1856
State of North Carolina } Know all men by these presents
Richmond County } that I George Northam for and in consideration
of the love and affection that I bear towards my son John T. Northam do give and bequeath one certain tract of Land lying and being in the County and State aforesaid. Beginning at a stake on the East side of Steelees Branch a corner Mornin Robinsons' line, and running Eastward to the Posimmmon Branch, then down Sd. Branch to Hitchcock Creek, thence up the various courses of sd., Creek to the Cowford thence corners on a White oak. then by a course of marked trees westward with Wm. H. Covington's line to said Cow branch, thence down Sd. branch Southward to a small branch running into said Cow branch on the West side of Sd branch, then up said small Branch to an old Spring and cornering on a lving dogwood. then West, direct to the head of a small branch near the Guilford road running Westwart to sd Steelees Branch and down sd branch to a bluff near? a mill site and rock quarry. thence by a course of marked trees to another small branch then down sd branch to sd Steeles Branch, thence down sd branch to the Beginning. Containing three hundred acres more or less, which land I warrant and defend and do hereby warrant and forever defend to John T. Northam his Heiglons and assigns forever,
In witness I hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of May 1855.
Attest. Daniel T. Northam } George Northam (Seal)
State of North Carolina } County Clerk's Office
County of Richmond } August the 18th 1856
Then the foregoing and within deed from George Northam to John T. Northam was acknowledged before me by the said George Northam---therefore -- Let it be registered.
L. H. Webb, Clk of Court
Note: The above deed is from George Northam, Senr. (dec'd 1875).