Ashe County, North Carolina
Deed Book M, p. 159
This Indenture made this 29th day of October and Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eleven between William Toliver of the County of Wilks and State of North Carolina and Joseph Doughten of the County of Ashe and State aforesaid Witnesseth, that the said William Toliver for and in consideration of the Sum of one hundred Dollars to him in hand paid by the sd. Joseph Doughten, the receipt whereof the said William Toliver doth hereby acknowledge himself fully Satisfied and paid hath granted and Sold & conveyed and confirmed by these presents do freely, clearly & absolutely grant bargain, Sell and convey and confirm unto said Joseph Dougton (sic) his heirs and assigns forever a tract of land containing one hundred acres lying in the County of Ashe Beginning on a Ridge running North one hundred and Seventy poles to a Chestnut oak, then east eighty eight and half poles to white oak Saplin, then South one hundred and seventy poles a stake, thence to the first station, with every right, title and priviledge and emolument to the said land belonging or any wise appertaining, and Said William Toliver doth bind himself his heirs, executors & Administrators well and truly to warrant and forever defend the aforesaid premises, with all the appurtenances to him the sd. Joseph Doughten his heirs and assigns forever, clear of all incumberances (sic) & claims whatsoever, In witness whereof the William Toliver hath Signed, Sealed and delivered in presents of us.
Charles Toliver William Toliver
North Carolina } May Term 1814 the within deed was
Ashe County } duly proven in open Court by Charles Toliver in order to be registered.
Test David Earnest C.C.C.
Susanna Reeves, daughter of George Reeves of Grayson County, Virginia and Joseph Doughton was another son-in-law married to his daughter Mary Polly Reeves. William Toliver sold his land in Ashe County and moved into Wilkes County after he shot and killed his brother-in-law George Reeves, Jr. in 1811.
Ashe County Register of Deeds