I recently purchased on eBay an original Burke County deed (one of those lost when the courthouse was raided in 1865). An interesting document, with notable Burke area names. Burke County at the turn of the 19th century, of course, included significant lands that are now in adjacent and nearby counties.
The deed is dated 25 August 1796, and recorded at the July session in 1801, in Book 5, page 459. It records the conveyance by John Davidson to Thomas Hemphill (both then of Burke) of 150 acres of land located "on both sides of Reedy or Cane Creek Beginning on the No. side of said Creek on a White Oak in a little Bottom and runs No. one hundred and thirty four poles to a small pine in the head of a hollow John Mossells Corner. Then West one hundred and seventy nine pos. to a pine on a ridge. Then South one hundred and thirty four poles to a Stake. Then east Crossing the Creek to the Beginning."
The land is identified as being that granted in State of North Carolina grant # 56 dated 20 September 1779. (That grant was to Ephraim McLean.)
Original signatures include John Davidson, witnesses John Young, Amos (?) McEntire, and William Davenport for clerk William Watton, plus another clerk signature I cannot read.
I plan on donating this original deed to the NC State Archives later in the year.
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