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James T. Northam to Decimus Covington

Source: Richmond County, NC Deed Book 2, Pages 108 - 109

Transcribed by Edith R. Northam

Dated: January 8, 1870
Filed: April 16, 1870

Page 108

This Indenture made this the 8th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventy between James T. Northam of the County of Richmond and State of North Carolina of the one part and Decimus Covington wife of Elijah H. Covington of the other part, Witnesseth: that the Said James T. Northam for and in consideration of the natural love and affection that he bears towards his daughter the Said Decimus Covington and also for the further consideration of the Sum of one Dollar to him in hand paid by the said Decimus Covington the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, remised, released, and confirmed unto the Said Decimus Covington and the heirs of her body forever all that tract of land lying and being in the County and State aforesaid and bounded as follows. Beginning at a pine by a Small pond and runs East ninety poles to a stake among three pines thence South 90 poles to a stake amongst three black jacks thence west 90 poles North 90 poles to the beginning, containing fifty acres granted to Margaret Keachy in the year 1787. Also one other tract Beginning at a stake two pines pointers the second corner of an old survey granted to James Keachy on the waters of Naked Creek and runs South 19 chains to a pine two pines pointers, then East 5.50 chs to a stake 2 pines pointers then N 5 Et 17 chains & 50 links to a Stake two black jacks pointers, then North 55 deg. [chs 50 links to a Stake - all marked thru] Et. 15 chs 50 links to a Stake two black Jack pointers then North 15 chs, then West 4 chs 50 links, then South 60 deg. West 12 chs, then West 6 chs. then South 16 West 17 chs to the first line of the old 50 acre survey, then with Said line to the beginning containing 50 acres Entered 9th January 1826.  The aforesaid land was conveyed to by Hugh McLean to Jas T Northam by deed bearing date the 3rd day of October 1850.

Page 109

To have and to hold the Said lands with the appurtonances to the only proper use behoof and benefit of the Said Decimus Covington and to the heirs of her body forever and the Said James T. Northam for himself and his heirs, executors & administrators doth covenant promise and agree to & with the said Decimus Covington and the heirs of her body, their heirs and assigns and every of them that they Shall have, hold, occupy possess and enjoy the Said land with its appurtenances without any let Suit hindrance molestation or eviction from or by the lawful claim or claims of any person or persons whatsoever, to warrant and forever defend.  In testimoney whereof the said James T. Northam hath hereunto set his hand and affix his seal the day and year first above written,
Signed sealed and delivered                                       James T. Northam (Seal)
in the presence of
William W. Dunn

State of North Carolina } Probate Court
Richmond County         } April 16th 1870

The [foregoing deed - both words marked thru] due execution of the foregoing deed is this day acknowledged before me by James T.Northam the Signor thereof. Therefore let this deed together with this certificate be registered,
J A Long
Judge of Probate

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