1789 Deed - William Reaves Sr. to John Reaves
Wayne County, North Carolina
Record of Deeds
1790 - 1793
This Indenture made this 27th day of March In the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Nine between William Reaves Senr planter of the one part and John Reaves son of said William Reaves planter of the other part WITNESSETH that I said William Reaves for and in Consideration of the sum of Fifty Pounds Species to me in hand paid by the said John Reaves the Receipt Whereof I do hereby Confess and acknowledge myself therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid and of every part and parcel thereof do hereby Exonerate Acquit & forever discharge this John Reaves his heirs heirs (sic) and assigns forever have granted Bargained Sold Conveyed Confirmed and Set Over unto him the said John Reaves his Heirs and assigns forever part of Two Several Tracts or parcels of land Situate being and being in our state of No. Carolina and County of Wayne on the South Side of Upper Falling Creek Swamp and is Bounded as follows Viz. Beginning at a pine in the side of a Branch and Runs No 35 E 34 Poles to a pine in Goldsberrys line on Maple Branch then down Maple Branch to the Mouth of the same to his corner on the South Side of Brooks Swamp then down the Swamp as the line turns to the Miry branch thence with the sd Branch a Southerly Course to the (unreadable) Pine thence with the said line to the Beginning Containing One Hundred Acres more or less being part of a tract of land Patented by Andrew Bass bearing date April (unreadable) 16 (unreadable) April (unreadable)1765 Also part of another piece or tract of land (unreadable) by the sd William Reaves Bearing date the 27th of October 1786 Bounded as follows Beginning at a pine on Maple Branch and runs into the said Branch to the (unreadable) Patent line thence on the sd line to a pine thence No 100 Poles to a pine and from thence to the Beginning Containing Twenty Five acres be the same more or less TO HAVE and to hold the two several parts or parcels of land to him the said John Reaves his heirs and assigns forever and I the sd William Reaves for myself my heirs Executors Administrators and assigns do Covenant agree to and with him to said John Reaves his heirs and assigns that before the Enssealing and delivery of these (unreadable)that I am the true Sole and Lawful Owner of the above (unreadable) land with all the Appurtenances thereunto belonging and that I have good right full Power and Lawfull authority Grant Bargain Sell and Convey to the Same unto him the sd John Reaves in Manner aforesaid and that he the Said John Reaves his heirs and assigns Shall and may from time to and all times forever hereafter peaceable and Quietly (unreadable) hold Use Occupy Possess and enjoy the same in a full and ampile a manner in every respect and I the said William Reaves Could or might Injoy ( the tax by law required only (unreadable) Furthermore I the said William Reaves for myself my heirs assigns do hereby promise and Engage to Warrant secure and forever defend all the above Mentioned two several parts or parcels of land to him the said John Reaves his heirs and assigns forever free and clear of all Manner of Incumberances of any kind or nature Whatsoever and likewise against the (unreadable) Claims and demands of all persons Whatsoever according to the intent and meaning of these presents In Witness Whereof I the said William Reaves have hereunto Set my Hand and affixed my seal the day and year first above written (unreadable)
Signed Sealed and Delivered
In the presents of
July Court 1791
Note 1 - Some words are unreadable where the page folds into the spine of the book that was microfilmed.
Note 2 - This deed from William Reaves Sr. to his son John Reaves was executed shortly before the death of William Reaves Sr. The deed, however, was not recorded until after his death.