Rowan Co., NC - 1799 Grant to Benjamin Reaves

1799 Grant - Benjamin Reaves

Benjamin Reaves Grant

Rowan County, North Carolina
Deed Book 17, Pg 193
2 Dec 1799
No. 2692

To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting ~ Know ye that we for & in Consideration of the Sum of thirty Shillings for every hundred Acres hereby granted paid into --- Treasury by Benjamin Reaves have given & granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Benjamin Reaves a tract of land containing One hundred acres lying and being in the County of Rowan On the head branch of Beaver dam Creek, Beginning at a Sweet gum in a branch his old corner, and running thence South thirteen Chains and Seventy five links to a Black Jack oak in the County line, thence West the same South eighty seven degrees West forty three Chains to a Stake thence North thirty Seven Chains & fifty links to a Stake, thence East Sixteen Chains to a White Oak in his old line, thence South twenty one Chains & fifty links to a pine his old Corner, thence East twenty five Chains to the beginning as by the plat hereunto annexed Doth appear Together with all woods, waters, mines, minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining. To hold to the said Benjamin Reaves his heirs and assigns for ever yielding and paying to us Such rents of money yearly or otherwise as our General Assembly from time to time may Direct Provided always that the said Grantee shall Cause this grant to be registered in the Register’s Office of our said County of Rowan within twelve months from the date hereof otherwise the same shall be void and of no affect. In testimony whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent & our Grant Seal to be herein affixed Witness Benjamin Williams Esquire, Governor Captain General and Commander in Chief at Raleigh, the 2nd day of Decr in the XXIVth year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine ~
By (unreadable) William (unreadable) Secretary
                                                                        B. Williams
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