Daniel Merritt Purchase of Lots in Milton, NC
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 lots 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 etc to warrant and for ever defend unto the Said Daniel Merritt and to his heirs and Assigns forever I Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and Seals the day and Year first above written………..
Ar’d Murphey (Seal)
Arch’d Samuel (seal)
In presence of
Dan G. Farley
State of North Carolina
October Court 1814
The Execution of this Deed was duly Proved in open Court by the Oath of Daniel S.
Farley one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereunto and on motion moved to be registered
Ar’d Murphey CC
Daniel Merritt is believed to be the Daniel Merritt, born 1761 in New York, who married Nancy Duncan and was the father of Daniel Tatum Merritt (1795-1866). Query why the money was paid to Asa Thomas. Was he the Milton treasurer? Was one of the subscribing witnesses Dan G. Farley or Dan S. Farley?