Hardy County Land Documents

Sale of land from Albert G. and Angelina Watson to Daniel R. McNeill, 9 March 1859
This document was abstracted by Chuck Swanson from the original records. Material illegible or difficult to read is shown in brackets [ ]. Also mentioned in the document are:Cornell, Lyons, Bishop tract, John Smith of Sarah, Caleb (Hinns?), James Hershey, William Wilson, Samuel Babb, Peter Shell, Marguiss.
This deed made this 9th day of March 1859 Between Albert G. Watson and Angelina his Wife, of the one part, and Daniel R McNeill of the other part, all of Hardy County and state of Virginia. Witnesseth: that for and in consideration of twelve hundred and fifteen dollars in hand paid by the said Daniel R McNeill to the said Albert G. Watson before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, the said Albert G. Watson and Angelina his Wife hath bargained and sold and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto the said Daniel R McNeill his heirs and assigns three tracts of land lying and being in the said County of Hardy on Thorn Run a drain of Pattersons Creek adjoining his own lands, the lands of Samuel Babb and others, the first named of said three tracts is the tract on which the said Watson Now resides, conveyed to him by Peter Shell and Wife, Known as the old Marguiss Place and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at a white oak at the foot of hill by Thorn run thence S74-W25 poles to a pine in Babbs Line thence with his line (corrected) N45-W182 poles to 3 white oaks corner to said Babbs, thence leaving said Babbs line, N42-E12 poles to 3 white oak saplings near the head of a [Louon???], thence N25-E50 poles to a span [spanish??] oak and 2 hickories thence S55-E45 poles to 3 white oaks by a drain thence S212-W34 poles to 3 white oaks on the side of a hill S2-E98[48?] poles to the Beginning containing seventy eight and three quarters acres: also one other tract adjoining the above, patented to John Smith of Sarah on the 30th day of [???] 1840 and bounded as follows: Beginning at 3 pines corner to the Bishop tract thence S88-W80 poles to a pine, red oak and hickory on a hill thence N44-W18 poles to 2 pines thence N34[9]-E55 poles to pine and chesnut oak thence N10-E25 poles to 2 white oaks and hickory Babbs corner thence N15-W22poles to a white oak a corner of 78 3/4 acre tract on the South side of Thorn Run (corrected) thence with a line of the same N2-W78 poles to 2 white oaks on the west side of a drain thence N22-E34 poles to three white oaks on the bank of said drain a division corner thence S46-E76 poles to 2 pines corner to Cornell now Lyons and the Bishop tract, thence S1479 poles to the Beginning, containing one hundred acres: and lastly one other tract Known as the Bishop Tract patented to one Caleb [Hinns?]on the 12th day of March 1789 sold to James Hershey & Wife to William Wilson, and by said Wilson to the present occupant the said Albert G. Watson, and Bounded as follows, Beginning at 2 white oaks Near a drain and corner to the said McNeills, Ralph [?? probably Babb] tract thence S81[61?]-W90 poles to a pine thence N45-W160 poles to 4 Small pines on a hill side thence N50 poles to a stooping white oak and a gum by Thorn Run, At[?] same corner continued 132 poles further thence S85-E252 poles to the line of the said McNeill, thence with the same S5-W160 poles to the Beginning containing 290 acres. To Have and To Hold the said three tracts of land with is (sic) appurtences to him the said Daniel R. McNeill his heirs & assigns forever. And lastly the said Albert G. Watson and Angelina his Wife doth hereby warrant generally the premises hereby conveyed by them

Witness the following signatures and seals
A.G.Watson (seal)
Angelina   X   Watson (seal)

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