Source: Richmond County, NC Deed Book FF, Pages 769 - 771
Transcribed by Edith R.
State of North Carolina
This Indenture made the 29th day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Seventy four between George W. Northam and wife Celia Ann Northam of the first part and Daniel Thomas Northam and wife Sarah Ann Northam all of the County and State aforesaid of the Second part. Witnesseth that the said part of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars lawful money to them in hand paid by the said part of the second part, at or before the ensaling(?) of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, renusid(?), released and conveyed and confirmed , and by these presents doth grant,bargin, sell, alien, renise(?), release convey and confirm unto
the said parties of the second part. and to their heirs and assigns forever all that part or parcel of land known as the Auque/Augue McInnice land lying and being on the East prong of Cartlidges Creek adjoining the lands of Leak and others containing One hundred and thirty one acres more or less, and bounded as follows: Beginning at a Rock pileand bears South 2 East ??30* chains then S 86* W. 8.50 chains to the Crekthen down the various courses of the Creek to a Redd oak (Leak's corner) then North 18 East 36*; 50 chains to a Sween gum near the Spring, then North 70 East 31*: 50 chains to the beginning. To have and to hold the same together with all and singular the tenements hereditaments, and appurtenances hereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining the reversion and reversione? and Remainder, rents issues and profits thereof; And also all the estate, right, title interest property possessions claims and demand whatsoever as well in law as in equity of the said parties of the first part of in or to the above described premises, and every part andparcel thereof unto the appurtenances thereunto belonging To have and to hold the above granted and described premises, and the appurtenances unto the said parties of the second part his? heirs and assigns to their own proper use and beproof forever. And the said George W Northam and wife Celia Ann Northam for themselves their heirs Executors and Administrators doth convey promise and agree to and with the said parties of the second part their heirs and assigns the above mentioned and described premises in the qoich (quick?) and peaceable possession of the parties of the second par their heirs and assigns against the said parties of the first part their heirs and assigns, and against all and every person or persons whatsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same shall and will warrant and by these presents forever defend by witness whereof the said parties of the first part hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Signed Sealed and delivered George W. Northam (seal)
in presence of Celia A. Northam (seal)
_____ J. Bostick
Richmond County - In the Probate Court
Be it remembered That on this 2nd day of January 1875 before the undersigned Judge of Probate for said County personally came George W. Northam and Celia Ann his wife, the person described in and who signed the foregoing deed and acknowledged the due execution thereof by return as their act and deed. And thereupon the said Celia Ann Northam being by the undersigned privately examined, separate and apart from her said husband touching her free consent in the execution thereof, doth, declare on such, her examination, that she had executed the same freely, of her own free will and accord, and without any force, fear, or undue influence of her said husband or any other person, and did still voluntarily assent thereto. Therefore let the said deed with this Certificate be registered
D. Stewart Judge of Probate
Presented for registration Jan 4, 1875
J. S. Watson, Register of Deeds