Submitted by Tammy Burch.
This Indenture made this tenth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty-Five between Martin L. T. Burch and Mary his wife of the County of Marshall and state of Virginia of the first part and George Sampson of the county & state aforesaid of the second part. Witnesses that the said parties of the first part for and consideration of the sum of One Thousand dollars to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained, sold, revised, released aliened and confirmed. And by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, revise, release, alien and confirm unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract of land situate on the waters of Big Grave Creek in the county of Marshall and bounded as follows Beginning at the Red Oak on the south side of Grave Creek and running thence North ten degrees East two hundred & twenty poles to a White Oak, thence North Eighty Degrees West two hundred and twenty poles to a Sugar Tree. Thence South Eighty degrees East, one hundred & sixty poles to the beginning. Containing two hundred and twenty acres be the same more or less. Together with all the oppurtinances thereof and all the estate, right, title and interest whatsoever of the said parties of the first part either in Law or Equity of in and to the above bargained premises with their oppurtinances. To have and to hold the said premises above described to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to the sole and only proper use benefit and behalf of the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. And the said parties of the first part for themselves & their heirs executors and administrators doth covenant grant bargain and agreeto and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns that at the Time of unsealing and delivery of these presents they are well seized of the premises above conveyed as of a good, sure, perfect, absolute and undepeasible estate of inheritance in the law in fee simple: And the same will forever warrant and Defend unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns against all and every person or persons whatsoever claiming in under or through them the said parties of of the first part and from no other person or persons doth the parties of the first part warrant and defend. In witness whereof the parties of the first part hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Signed sealed & delivered Martin L. T. Burch in the presence of
Mary X Burch her mark
County of Marshall
We Jacob Busby and Samuel Howard justices of the peace in the county aforesaid in the state of Virginia do hereby Certify that Martin L. T. Burch party to a certain Deed bearing date on the tenth day of March 1845. And hereunto aforesaid, personally appeared before us in our county aforesaid and acknowledged the above to be his act and Deed and desired us to certify the said acknowledgement to the clerk of the County Court of Marshall in order that the said Deed may be recorded. Given under our hands and seals this 10th day of March 1845.