From: Margaret G. Driskill
Date: Saturday, 19 September 1998 6:43

Silas J Drake
TO:John D. Bell and Mary F
4th, January 1881

This Deed made this 4th day of January 1881, between John D. Bell and Mary F. his wife of the 1st part and Silas J. Drake of the second part. Witnesseth: In consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars cash or its equilivent in hand paid and the sum of Fifty dollars secured to be paid by two bonds of twenty five dollars each bearing the date with this writing and bearing six percent interest from date one payable the 1st day of January 1882 and the other payable on the 1st day of January 1883, the said John D. Bell and Mary F. his wife as aforesaid doth grant bargain sell and convey and by these present hath granted bargained sold and conveyed with little of general warranty subject herein to the ....line for the balance of the purchase money. One hundred thirteen and one fourth acres of land situated in Lewiston township, Lunenburg County and is a part of the original tract of land owned by Chas W. Keeton & is the accurate lot or parcel of land conveyed by and from John D. Bell & wife to Wm. M. & Benjamin H. Walker & subsequently conveyed by them to John D. Bell. Witness the following signatures and seals this day and year as above written.

Jno D. Bell {SEAL}
Mary F. Bell {SEAL}

State of Virginia
Lunenburg County To wit:

I, J. B. Bell, a Notary Public in and for the County aforesaid as hereby certify that John D. Bell whose name is signed to the foregoing writing bearing date on the 4 th day of January 1881, personally appeared before me in my County aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be his act and deed. And I do further certify that Mary F. Bell, wife of John D. Bell, whose name is also signed thereto personally appeared before me in my county aforesaid and being examined by me ...and apart from her husband and having the forgoing writing fully explained to her she the said Mary F. Bell, wife of said John D. Bell acknowledged the same to be his act and deed and declared that she had executed the same willingly and does not wish to retract it.

Given under my hand this 6th day of January 1881
J. B. Bell, N. P.

Lunenburg County Court Clerk's Office, June 20, 1881, The foregoing Deed from J. D. Bell & wife to S. J. Drake was presented to the Clerk in his office aforesaid and together with the certificate amount admitted to record.
J. L. Yates, C.C.