Arthur Leath was a neighbor of my ancestors John Anderson and Mary Bell.
In the 1766 tax roll John is listed as John Anderson, Carpt. without any indication of land acreage. In 1767 he purchases 103 acres from Thomas Morgan and Rachel his wife adjacent Mr. Arthur Leath along Long Branch falling just within the southern town limits of current Blackstone, Virginia. This is very near the estate of his sister Faith Anderson married to Peleg Ferguson. In 1786 he acquires a 30 acre piece of land adjacent to him from John Leath (Arthur's son?)along Long Branch.
If you look at a VA map you can find Long Branch extending southsoutheast beginning at the southern edge of the town of Blackstone. Arthur Leath lived south of where the Super Walmart is now.
I can't tell you much else about Arthur or Sarah.
This Indenture made this twenty fourth day of May One thousand seven hundred and eighty six between John Leath of Amelia County of the one part and John Anderson of the aforsaid county of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Leath for an din consideration of the sum of Eighteen Pounds six shillings to him in hand paid the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge doth grant bargain and sold afixed and confirmed unto the said John Anderson his heirs Executors and Assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing thirty acres and a half be the same more or less bounded by Mills and Bridgeforth and also all hereditments ways waters water courses and appurtenances whatsoever to the said tract or parcel of land belonging or any way appurtaining and also the Revision and Revisions Remainder and Remainders of the said premises and every part thereof to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and all singular the premisses above mentioned and that the said John Leath his heirs or assigns to the only proper and behoof of him the said John Anderson his Heirs Executors and Assigns forever and that the said John Leath for him self his heirs and assigns against all and any person or persons whatsoever to the said John Anderson his heirs Executors and assigns will warrant and forever defend by these presents In Witness whereof I have to these presents set my hand & seal the day and year above written.
Signed Sealed & acknowledged
before John X Leath
At a court for Amelia County the 22nd day of June 1786 this indenture was acknowledged by John Leath the party thereto and ordered to be recorded.
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