Friday, January 12, 2024

Shem Cooke Deeds to William Cooke land in Franklin Co. NC(1804)


This indenture made the 6th March in the year of Lord
one thousand eight hundred and four Between Shem Cooke
of the county of Granville and State of N. Carolina of the
one part and William Cooke of the county of Franklin and
State aforesaid fo the other part.  Witnesseth that for and
In consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds
Current money of Virginia by the same William Cooke to
the said Shem Cooke in hand paid, the receipt whereof
is hereby fully acknowledged the said Shem Cooke
hath bargained  & sold. by these presence doth grant
bargain & sell unto the said William Cooke his heirs
& assignees a certain piece or parcel of land lying &
being in the county of Franklin aforesaid on the south 
Side of Tar River, Beginning at a Beach on the
River bank running South 206 pole along Davis's
line thence East 206 poles then North 45 degrees
West along Bennetts line to the beginning Containing
by estimation 131 acres be the same more or less to
have & to hold the aforesaid 131 acres with the apper-
tenances & improvements thereunto belonging to him the 
said William Cooke his heir & assignees forever & the said
Shem Cooke his heirs and assignees doth hereby
agree with the said William Cooke that the Said William
his heirs and assignees wall forever hereafter presumably
occupy and possess the aforesaid granted premises free
from all incumbrances whatsoever and the said Shem Cooke 
doth ablige himself and his heirs and assignees defend the aforesaid 
granted lands & promises to him the said Will-
iam Cooke his heirs and assignees forever against the claims 
of  all persons whatsoever in witness where of the 
said Shem Cooke hath hereunto set his hand
and seal the day and year above written
Signed Sealed & Delivered    Shem Cooke (Seal)

In presence of
J. Knights                 Jureat
Joseph Jenkins

Franklin County  Sept Session 1804
The within Deed was exhibited in open
court and duly proved by the oaths of
Jonathan Knight and on motion ordered 
to be recorded

Test                            G. Hill J C C

The foregoing Deed is truly
registered   Test           Jer Perry P.R.

"North Carolina Deed records or real estate conveyances, 1779-1951, and index, grantor and grantee, 1776-1949," entry for Shem Cooke to William Cook, 6 March 1804, digital image, 155 of 797, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 January 2024); Franklin County, North Carolina, Register of Deeds, "Deed Book, v. 12-15 1783-1811," 12:109; FHL microfilm 427052.

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