Saturday, October 10, 2009

Daniel Merritt Caswell County Real Estate Transactions

Daniel Merrit-Purchase of 350 Acres in Caswell Co., NC, 1790

State of North Carolina No 1041
To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye that we for and in Consideration of the sum of fifty Shillings for every Hundred Acres hereby granted, paid into our Treasury by Daniel Merrit have given and granted o& by these presents do give & grant unto the siad Danl.l Merrit a tract of land containing 350 Acres lying & being in our County of Caswell on the Rosemary Creek Beginning at John Dinwiddies Corner post oak then Running with said line East 16 chains to a stake on Seth Moores line then South 130 chains 75 links to a Stake on John Cookers line then said line West 61 cha 50 links to a Stake then North 31 chains to a Stake then East with Wm Hentons line 51 cha 25 links to a Black Oak then north 52 cha 75 links to a Black Oak then West 43 cha to a Poplar then with Paul Walters line No 16 cha to Dinwoodeys line corner Black Oak then with said line East 37 cha & 25 links to a Spanish Oak then North 31 cha. To the first Station as by the plat hereunto annexed together with all Woods waters mines minerals ------ments & appurtenances to the Said land belonging or appertaining to hold to the said Dan’l Merrit his heirs and assignes for ever yielding & paying to us such Sums of money yearly or otherwise as our general Assembly from time to time may direct Provided allwise that the Said DanlMerrit shall cause this grant to be registered the Registers after (?) of our said County of Caswell within twelve months from the date hereof otherwise the same shall be void and of no effect. In Testimony where of we have caused these our Letters to be made Patent and our great Seal to be hereunto affixed Witness Alex. Martin Esq’r Our Governor ----general and Com.r in chief at Fayetteville 16th Nov’r in the xvth (15th) year of our Independence 1790

By his exech…ys Com’d
F Glasgow Secret’y Alex’r Martin

(Their signatures)


Daniel Merritt-Deed to 2 Lots in Milton, NC, purchased 1805, proven 1814

This Indenture made this 15th day of March in the year of our lord Christ One Thousand eight hundred and five between us Thomas Jeffreys James Sanders William Rainey Arch’d Murphy and Archibald Samuel Commissioners of the Town of Milton of the one part and Daniel Merritt of the Second part the receipt whereof witnesseth that we the Said Commissioners for and in consideration of the sum of forty eight dollars & ten cents in hand paid to Asa Thomas have bargained and Sold and by these presents do give grant bargain and Sell unto the Said Daniel Merritt two half acre logs in the Town of Milton No Two & three in the said town with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging which said lots we oblige Ourselves Our heirs &c. to warrant and for ever defend unto the said Daniel Merritt and to his heirs and Assigns forever. In Witness whereof we have her unto set our hands and Seals the day and year first above written---------------------

In presence of
Dan’l L. Farley State of North Carolina A Murphy………Seal
Caswell County } October Court 1814 Arch’d Samuel….Seal
Asa Thomas The executor of this Deed was duly William Rainey…Seal
Proved in open Court by the Oath of Daniel S.
Farley one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto and on
Motion delivered to be registered…….
Ar’d Murphy CC

Daniel Merritt-Deed to 3+ acres on Holder’s Street, Milton, NC, purchased 1846, deeded 1849

This indenture made the 8th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty six between Thomas Morris of the county of Person & State of North Carolina of the one part & Daniel Merritt of the county of Caswell & State of North Carolina of the other part Witnesseth that for & in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to the said Thomas Morris in hand paid at or before the signing sealing & delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said Thomas Morris hath given granted bargained & sold and by these presents doth give grant bargain & sell & confirm unto Daniel Merritt his heirs & assigns forever a certain lot or parcel of land situate lying & being in the town of Milton County of Caswell & state aforesaid situated on Holder’s street in said town containing---------front feet & running back & running back to country line creek Bounded as follows commencing on the street near a stable on the North & running South in a straight line to a white oak on the creek aforesaid thence & down the creek to a stake four chains thence North 20 west in a straight line to the street aforesaid containing by estimation three acres & sixty two hundredths of an acre be the same more or less adjoining the lots of Warner M Lewis & others on which said lot of land is situated a good dwelling and other necessary outhouses & the said Thomas Morris for himself & his heirs executors & administrators doth hereby covenant & agree to & with the said Daniel Merritt his heirs executors administrators & assigns that he will forever warrant & defend the right & title of the lot of land & premises herein consigned to the said Daniel Merritt his heirs & assigns forever in withness whereof the said Thomas Morris doth hereunto set his hand & affixed his seal day and year first before written.
Signed & sealed & delivered in Thomas Morris Seal
The presence of Witness
John J. Jones
M. McMurray

State of North Carolina LG(?)
The execution of the foregoing deed from Thomas Morris to Daniel Merritt for the purposes therein contained was on this the 6th day of September 1849 duly acknowledged before me David F. Caldwell one of the judges of the superior courts of law & equity for the state aforesaid let the same be registered & this certificate
DF Caldwell JLEL&E

North Carolina
Caswell County} The foregoing deed and certificate were this day duly registered Feb 2nd 1849
A McAlpine PR