Location: Rockingham Co., Virginia, USA
Surnames/tags: Bowers Martz Woodley
- This indenture made the third day of February in the year 1817 between William Bowers and Rachel Bowers his wife of the County of Rockingham and the State of Virginia, of the one part, and John, Hiram, Dorilas, Mary, Martha, Michael, Benjn H, Napolean B, Clarean, Rebecca, Erastus and Jackson Martz heirs and legal representatives Michael Martz deceased of the County aforesaid of the other part.
- Witnesseth that the same William Bowers and Rachel Bowers his wife for and in consideration of one thousand dollars lawful money of Virginia to them in hand by the said heirs and legal representatives Michael Martz dec'd the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained and sold, and by these , doth grant bargain and sell to the said John, Hiram, Dorilas, Mary, Martha, Michael, Benjn H,, Napolean B, Clarean, Rebecca, Erastus and Jackson Martz and their heirs and assignees moiety of a certain tract of land conveyed by Jacob Woodley of the state of Tennessee to said William Bowers and Said Michael Martz by deed dated 17 March 1812 and now of record in the County Court of Rockingham which said moeity contains all the ___ which the sd William Bowers has in and to the said tract of land which contains by estimation one hundred seventy one acres and is bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at a stone pile on Marshes line and with a Patten line of Lokeys S 20 1/2 W 37 3/4 poles to two white oaks in the Patten line and then croping two Patten tracts S 56 1/2 E 298 poles croping the creek post oaks N 58 E 94 poles to a pine and stump Mores Carver and within his line N 54 W 10 poles to a black oak and pine N 87 W 44 poles to a double pine N 20 E 46 poles to a white oak N35 W 81 poles croping the creek to a white oak Marches Corner S 57 W 27 1/2 poles to two white oaks laying down N 77 1/2 W 214 poles to the Beginning together with all appurtenances thereunto beginning or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold the said moeity of land with its appurtenances unto the said heirs and assignees forever, to the only proper use and ___ of then the said heirs and legal representatives of Michael Martz dec'd his heirs and assignees forever, and the said William Bowers andRachel his wife for them and their heirs executors and administrators do covenant with the said heirs and legal representatives of Michael Martz their heirs and assignees the said moeity of land with its appurtenances unto the said heirs and legal representatives of Michael Martz dec'd their heirs and assignees against the claim or claims of them the said William Bowers and Rachel his wife and their heirs and of all and every person or persons whatsoever, shall and will warrant and forever defend by their presents. In witnesseth whereof the said William Bowers and Rachel his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals on the day and year first above written.
- Wilim Bowers <seal>
- Rachel Bowers <seal>
- Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
- Danl Matthews
- Thos Moore
- Philip Koontz