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Rockingham County DB 10:301 1831

This indenture made the eight day of July in the year 1831 between John Morris and Ann his wife of the County of Shenandoah and State of Virginia of the one part, and Samuel Cootes of the County of Rockingham and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John Morris and Ann his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one Hundred Dollars lawful money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Samuel Cootes the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained and sold, and by these presents do grant bargain and sell to the said Samuel Cootes and his heirs and assigns from all the certain lott tract or parcel of land adjoining or near Turley Town in the County of Rockingham & State aforesaid containing four acres five poles and bounded as follows. Beginning at a rock in the edge of the Road, Houdeshells Corner and with a line of the same North 61 West 24 poles to a stake. Thence North 27 East 23 poles & 21 links to a stake. Thence South 62 E 17 poles and five links to a stake by the Barn. Thence North 31 East 8 poles & 20 links to a stake. Thence South 60 E6 poles to a rock by the road and thence South 27 West 33 poles & five links to the beginning being the same lot tract or parcel of land which was conveyed to the said John Morris by John Funk & Geo Dove by Deed of Bargain & Sale dated the 19th day of February 1820 and of record in the Clerks office of the County Court of Rockingham which land the said Morris sold to the said Cootes on the 3rd day of February 1821 the sale being in gross and not by the acre, but estimated at four acres & five poles be the same more or less. Together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or any wise appertaining to have and to hold the said lot tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto the said Samuel Cootes & his heirs and assigns from, to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Samuel Cootes & his heirs and assigns from, and the said John Morris & his wife for themselves and their heirs, executors and administrations doth covenant with the said Samuel Cootes & his heirs executors & administrators the said lot tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto the said Samuel Cootes & his heirs and assigns against the claim or claims of them the said John Morris, Ann his wife & their heirs and of all and every person or persons whatever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said John Morris and Ann his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals on the day and year first written.

Jno. Morris

Ann Morris