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- Benjamin Drake and Sara (Sally) Buchanan -
Benjamin Drake Indenture (deed)

DATED 23rd DECEMBER 1775 CARTER CO. OCTOBER TERM

REGISTERED NOVEMBER THE 27TH 1797.

The original document has been reproduced by Leo O. Drake- 08-10-99

This Indenture made 23rd day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five between Andrew Greer sew? of the county of Washington and Territory of the United States of America South of the river Ohio of the one part and Benjamin Drake of the County and Territory afore said of the other part, witussethto that said Andrew Geer seus for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred pounds currentmoney of Virginia to him in hand paid before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said Andrew Greer doth acknowledge hath bargained and sold, alieved eufeoffed, released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alieu, eufeoff, release and confirm unto the said Benjamin Drake, his heirs and assigns forever all that part of a tract of six hundred forty acres of land granted by the State of North Carolina to John Shelby Jun the grant of which bearing no. 237 situate and being in the county and Territory aforesaid on the north side of Watauga River, Beginning at the foot of a mountain opposite the tumbling shoals at a large popular running South eighty degrees East twenty eight poles up said river to a small hickory on the river bank, thence East thirty poles up said river to a walnut, thence South sixty degrees East thirty poles up said river to a stake, thence South seventy degrees East seventy eight poles to an elm, thence South eighty five degrees East seventy two poles to a white hickory on the river bank opposite to Landon Carter's, thence North fifty five degrees East seventy two poles to a sycamore on the river bank, thence North fifty degrees East thirty four poles to a black oak, thence North seventy degrees East thirty four poles to a stake in the public wagon road just above a cliff of rocks nearly opposite the lower end of Carters land, thence North eighteen degrees East sixteen poles to a stake in said road, thence North fifty six degrees East twenty six and one half poles to a stake in said road, thence north fifteen degrees East fifteen poles to a stake in said road, thence North fifty degrees West fourteen poles to a stake in said road, thence West twenty poles to a stake in the road, thence North thirty one degrees West sixty two poles to a steak in said road, thence twenty one degrees west fifty five poles eleven links to a stake, on the back line of the afore said old survey of six hundred forty acres thence North eighty eight degrees West one hundred and sixty poles to a stake corner to the aforesaid old survey, thence South thirty degrees West two hundred and thirty poles to the Beginning containing three hundred and thirty seven acres and also the revers- ion and reversions, remainder and remainders,rents, and services thereof and all the estate, right title, interest. property, claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Andrew Greer seur his heirs and assigns of in and to the said track of land and of in and to every part and parcel To have and to hold the said seat, tract or parcel of land and premises unto the said Benjamin Drake is heirs and, assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Benjamin Drake his heirs and assigns forever the said Andrew Greer for himself, his heirs Executors and Admire's. doth covenant and grant to and with the said Benjamin Drake his heirs and assigns by these present that him the said Andrew Greer and his heirs the said seat, tract or parcel of land unto the said Benjamin Drake his heirs and assigns will and shall warrant and defend forever from all persons claiming or claim from by under him or them or any of them or any other person or persons whatsoever in witness of the said Andrew Greer hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the

day and year first above written.

Ack. Andrew Greer seal

Signed Sealed and delivered in the presents of Landon Carter, Julius Connor and John Martin. Carter County October Term 1797 this Deed was legally admitted to record let it be registered.

Test Geo Williams C.C.

Registered November the 27th 1797