Wayne County, North Carolina
Record of Deeds
1799 - 1804
This Indenture made the Third day of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred between Stephen Pipkin of the State of North Carolina and County of Wayne of the one part and John Reaves of the State aforesaid and County of Sampson of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of twelve hundred silver dollars to me in hand paid by the said John Reaves on or before the Sealing an delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof I do acknowledge myself therewith fully satisfied Contented and paid have Given Granted bargained Sold and Conveyed Unto said Reaves his heirs and assigns forever a certain plantation Tract or parcel of land situate lying being in Wayne County on the South side of Neuse River and both sides of Miller's branch & bounds and follows (viz) beginning at Maple on the run of this afors'd branch Thomas Craddocks Corner and runs North thirty two Et 190 poles to a Stake Craddocks Corner No 52 Et 16 poles to a post Oak then So 27 Et 44 poles to a pine then Et 10 poles to a pine Richard Cogdells corner then So 13 Et 200 poles to a black gum then So 45 No 11 pole to a read Oak then So 85 Wt 56 pole to a pine John Westbrooks corner So 45 No 52 poles to a pine Solomon Granthams corner then (unreadable) So 89 pole to a red Oak his corner then with line So 53 W 54 poles to small white Oak his corner then his line So 11 Wt 36 poles to a pine his corner this his line Wt 60 ples to a hicory his corner then S (unreadable) poles to a Stake in his line then NO 73½ W 122 poles to a pine (unreadable) on the head of a Slash then No 17 Wt 127 poles to a black jack on the north side of horses Swamp then No 88½ W 105 poles to a Persimmon tree in a Meadow then No 37 # 76 poles down the branch to a bend then down the said branch No 78 Et 62 poles to a pine on the run of said branch then No 7 Et 74 poles to a black gum and pine formerly stood a blackjack Stephen Pipkins old corner then his line No to W 126 poles to a poplar in the Shas(?) branch then No (unreadable) Et 80 pole to two water oak & a Sweet gum on the run of Millers branch then down the branch as it meanders to the first station containing Seven hundred and Eighty four acres be there more or less to have and to hold the sd land premises with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise pertaining unto the said John Reave his heirs and assigns forever against the claim or claims of any person or person whatsoever I do hereby warrant and forever defend with the said John Reaves his heirs and assigns forever In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my Seal the day and year first above written
Signed Sealed and delivered Stephen Pipkin
in presence of Amelia Pipkin
Feby Court 1801
Note: This farm is about 13 miles southwest of Goldsboro, Wayne County, NC. That is in the same proximity as Brooks Swamp where William Reaves Sr. and his family.
However, this may not be John Reaves, son of William Reaves Sr. of Wayne County. William owned land in Wayne County around Brooks Swamp at least by 1782, and he deeded parcels of this land to his sons. See 1789 Deed - William Reaves Sr. to John Reaves as an example. The John Reaves in the above deed resided in Sampson County, a county that adjoins Wayne County.