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from the research notes of Francis Thomas

DB N&O, p. 10

Anson Co, NC 1809


State of North Carolina, County of Anson

This indenture made the 10th day of April in the year of our Lord 1809 between Burrell Paul Rushing and Robert Rushing Executors to the Last Will and Testament of William Johnson, Sen, dcd of the one part and Richard Rushing of the County of Anson and State of North Carolina of the other part

WITNESSETH that the said Burrell Paul Rushing and Robert Rushing Exrs as aforesd doeth in pursuance of an act of the General assembly impowering Executors to make deed of Conveyance to Exonerate their Testators and for and in consideration of a previous contract or agreement between our Testator (to wit.) William Johnson Sen, dec'd and the sd Richard Rushing bargain sell alien Enfeoff convey and confirm unto the sd Richard Rushing the following tract or parcel of land with their appurtenances (to wit) beginning at a stake among 3 hickorys and a pine his old upper corner near the upper side of a small branch and runs So 40 Et. 68 poles to a stake a gum maple and ash pointers in a small branch above Rushing Meeting House then ___Wt. 104 poles to a black jack 2 pines and a black jack pointers then No. ___139 poles to a stake 2 black jacks and a pine pointers in the road then No. 55 Et 56 poles to a stake a post oak and 2 pines pointers in his old line then with his old line So 5 Et 19 poles to a black jack 2 post oak pointers then with his line to the beginning containing seventy five acres be the same more or less which sd tract or parcel of land the said Burrell Paul Rushing and Robert Rushing Exers as aforesd for themselves the heirs and Legatees of the sd William Johnson dec'd doth warrant and defend the sd land and premises and every part thereof unto the sd Richard Rushing and heirs and assigns forever free and clear from the lawful claim of all manner of persons whatsoever

In Witness whereof the sd Burrell Paul Rushing and Robert Rushing Exrs aforesd doth hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date above written.

Burrell Paul Rushing (Seal)

Robert (X) Rushing (his mark)

Signed sealed and delivered In presence of

Reuben White

Joseph Rushing

North Carolina, Anson County, April Sessions 1809

Then the within deed was duly proved in open court by Reuben White and ordered to be registered.

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