Thanks Gayle, that was the number that Jim got also. I think he did a
fantastic job with those grants. The first one was so confusing I had to go
over it several times to be sure it was accurate. The writing was so small I
had to use a magnifying glass to decipher the words.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gayle Dean Hix, CG" <gdhix(a)cox.net>
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: [DMU] Land grants
Did you get 253.3 acres for the second plot. Someone surely did a good job
in transcribing the data for these two plots.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John" <ram24(a)wave-net.net>
To: "Jim" <deed-mapper-users-l(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 7:56 PM
Subject: [DMU] Land grants
> Thanks so much for your reply. The two land grants that I mentioned
> were located in Granville Co NC. on the waters of Picture Branch refereed
> to in old deeds as a branch and also a creek. To day it is listed as a
> creek in or just west of the town of Butner NC. It can be viewed readily
> on Topo.com
> I had hoped if I could get plats drawn I might be able locate the
> home site and therefore the possible burial place of these two men as
> they died not to long after receiving the land grants. both of these
> grants originally had a plat attached but did not survive.
> The first one is extremely difficult to follow. Thanks
> State Of North Carolina: to Joseph Cash 1780
> Joseph Cash a track of land containing four hundred acres lying and being
> in our county of Granville. On the Picture Branch and beginning at a
> persimon tree on the West Side of the Picture Branch in Wallers Line
> thence running by his line and along east fifty poles to a black oak in
> Churstons line thence his line south forty degrees east eighty four poles
> to a pine, thence north fifty degrees east sixty four poles to a red oak,
> thence south forty degrees east seventy six poles to a white oak, thence
> south six degrees east one hundred thirty four poles to a pine, thence by
> Churstons and M. Lemons line south forty degrees east one hundred and
> eighty six poles to a white oak. Thence by Claptons line and along south
> fifty five degrees west one hundred and seventy poles to a white oak,
> thence north thirty five degrees west three hundred and eight poles to a
> black oak, thence to the beginning.
> State of North Carolina to Joseph Cash Jr. 1783
> A tract of land containing two hundred & sixty acres lying and being in
> the county of Granville on the west side of Picture Branch. Beginning at
> white Oak & Hickory on and old line Culverhouse corner on this branch &
> running west one hundred & sixty five poles to a white Oak then north
> forty five degrees west one hundred & ten poles to a white Oak Bonners
> corner then his line east eighty poles to a black jack, then his other
> line north one hundred & fifty poles to a black jack, & pine,
> corner, then his line east one hundred & sixty five poles to an ash on a
> branch, then up the meanders of the same to the first station
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