Johnston County, North Carolina
Deed Book D-1 pg 227
20 Oct 1763
William Reeves of the County of Orange & Province of No. Carolina of the other part. Witnesseth that for & in consideration of 70 pounds Virginia money to him in hand paid, before sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof etc said Cloud Doth hereby acknowledge & of every part & parcel thereof Doth freely and absolutely acquit & discharge, & hath given granted etc & by these presents Doth give, grant etc a certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation 300 acres more or less lying & being on New light Creek thence along Walls line So to New light Creek thence down the said creek as it meanders to the mouth of a small branch on the so. side of the same to a white oak and two dog-woods, thence at the said branch to Mallets line thence down said line W to the corner line, thence No. 300 poles to a white oak thence E. 340 po. to an oak the first station unto the said Wm. Reeves his heirs etc forever To have & to hold possess & peaceably enjoy the said 300 acres of land with all houses orchards, etc & all the rights & privileges to the parcel belonging from him the said Cloud his heirs etc. & the said Cloud Doth by these presents warrant & forever Defend the same From the lawful claims of all manner of persons whatsoever.
In Witness etc. Wm Cloud (Seal)
George Reeves +