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Origins of the Davis Family Name - Wales

Components of the Coat of Arms - The Shield is: Red on a silver diagonal stripe a black lion. The Crest is: A lion's head. The motto is: "Heb Dhuw Heb Ddym, Dhuw a Digon". Wales

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS

p. 63

Davis, Benjamin, Jr. Rebecca Haney 4 Sept. 1815

Bondsman & witness BENJAMIN DAVIS, SR. (w) Richard Lewis, C.C.

p. 286

Smith, Joel  Liddia Braddy 9 Dec. 1812

Bondsmen & witness Daniel Smith & BENJAMIN DAVIS (w) Jas. Doyle

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NORTH CAROLINA MARRIAGES on Microfiche in Library

Joel Smith m. Lidda Braddy 9 December 1812 Rutherford Co.

Daniel Smith 1st Bondsman

BENJAMIN DAVIS 2nd Bondsman

Benjamin Davis - Isabell Holland 6 Feb 1776 Rowan Co., N.C.

- Sarah Shamel 1 Nov 1787 Jackson Co., N.C.

- Mary Johnston 24 Oct 1800 Rowan Co., N.C.

[Joel Smith did land transactions in Tennessee with the Holland family, so Isabell Holland above is a good candidate.]

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From the age of the children on early Tennessee census records it appears Joel Smith & Lydia Davis married about 1814 in North Carolina. Joel Smith m. Liddia Braddy 9 Dec 1812 Rutherford Co. N.C. Bondsmen were Daniel Smith & 2nd BENJAMIN DAVIS. The librarian said bondsmen were relatives. The 1800 & 1810 N.C. census show a Daniel Smith & BENJAMIN DAVIS in Rutherford Co.,N.C. & they were older than Joel & Lydia - too old for brothers & the right age for Fathers. I feel this is too much a coincidence. There was no record of a Lydia Davis marriage to a Braddy, but I suspect they were only married a short time. Also their son Lewis C. Smith named a son "Benjamin" Lewis and one John " Daniel" Smith.

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DAR Index

BENJAMIN DAVIS b. a. 1750 d. 1813 m x Confederate Service North

Carolina

He is the only possibility. Lineage papers rule out the others in North Carolina. No more information can be found to determine if he is the above.

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Rutherford County created 1779 from Burke County North Carolina

1790 Morgan District Burke County North Carolina Census

p. 106 BENJAMIN DAVIS

5 males under 16 years

3 males over 16 years

4 females

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1800 Rutherford County North Carolina Census

p. 106 BENJAMIN DAVIS

1 male 10 - 16 years

2 males 16 - 26 years

1 male over 45 years

1 female over 45 years

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1810 Rutherford County North Carolina Census

p. 98 BENJAMIN DAVIS p. 86 James Bradley

1 male 16 - 26 years 1 male under 10 years

1 male over 45 years 1 male 26 - 45 years

1 female over 45 years 1 female 16 - 26 (Liddia?)

p. 96 Benjamin Davis Jr.

2 males under 10 years

1 male 10 - 16 years

1 male 26 - 45 years

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1820 Rutherford County North Carolina Census

Benjamin Davis - too young p. 262 James Brady

Deceased or moved All Statistics "0"

?Deceased

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The following deeds are typed as close to the original as possible - thus the creative spelling:

1797 Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 10 - 11 Page 64

December the 14th 1798 /596/

This Indenture made this Seventeen day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand and Seven hundred and Ninety seven, Between BENJAMIN DAVIS and Thomas Bridges both of Rutherford County and State of North Carolina Witnesseth that the sd BENJAMIN DAVIS for and In consideration of the Sum of Twenty pounds current money of sd State to him in hand paid by the sd Thos Bridges the receipt and payment whereof the sd BENJM DAVIS doth acknowledge he the sd BENJM DAVIS hath bargained and sold allinated and confirmed and doth by these presents bargain and sell allien and confirm unto the sd Thomas Bridges his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract piece or parcel of land about thirty acres of land the same more or less lying and being in the county of Rutherford as sd; on a branch of beavour dam waters on first Broad river; beginning at a white on the East Side of the branch South Eighty six East about thirty poles to a pine thence North four East sixty two poles to a poplar in his own line then East about Eighty poles to a hickory thence north to a red oak thence west forty poles to the branch thence down the several courses of the same to the Beginning with all and Singular the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents and Services of sd premises and of Every part thereof and all the Estate right title Interest Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the sd BENJAMIN DAVIS in and to the sd tract of land and premises with all and singular the premises as are mentioned and Every part and parcel with the appurtenances and other said Thomas Bridges his heirs and assigns forever and the sd BENJAMIN DAVIS and his heirs the sd land and premises and Every part thereof against him and his heirs and against all persons whatsoever will warrant and forever defend the sd land an premises unto the sd Thomas Bridges his heirs and assigns forever, In Witness whereof the sd BENJAMIN DAVIS hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his Seal the day and year first above written Singed Sealed and delivered in presence of

George Blanton BENJAMIN DAVIS Seal

Frances Blanton

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1787 Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 10 - 11 page 72

December the 20th 1798 /1601/

This indenture made this Seventeenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred Eighty seven Between Andrew Stice of the county of Shelby and State of Kentucky of the one part and BENJAMIN DAVIS of the County of Rutherford and State of North Carolina of the other part Witnesseth, that the sd Andrew Stice for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds current money of sd State of North Carolina to him paid at and before the sealing and delivering of these presents the receipt and payment are hereof he the sd Andrew Stice doth hereby acknowledge he the sd Andrew Stice hath bargained Sold allinated and confirmed and doth by these presents bargain sell Allien and confirm unto the sd BENJAMIN DAVIS and his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or tracts of land Viz--one hundred and fifty acres be the same more or less being part of a tract of two hundred acres Situate lying and being in the County of Rutherford on the East side of Beavour dam creek waters of first Broad River and bounded as follows Beginning at a hickory on the bank of the Creek running South supposed to be thirty five poles to a post oak near Blackburns corner, thence South four west along Blackburns line twenty poles to a black oak thence South Eighty six East one hundred and forty poles crossing the branch to a pine thence north four East Sixty two poles to a poplar on his own line thence along sd line West sixty poles to a white oak his own corner then no; poles to a stake thence to a white oak on the bank of the creek thence down the meanders of the creek to the Beginning; also tract or part of a tract of fifty Acres Situate lying and being in the County of Rutherford and State of North Carolina on Beavour dam creek waters of first Broad River including his own Improvement Being at two white oaks on the East side of the Creek thence North Twenty one west by computation about Eight poles to the Creek thence up the Creek North nineteen East ninety poles to a Maple thence Seventy one East Eighty poles supposed to be a hickory thence to the Beginning; also fifty acres of land situate lying and being in the County and state afsd on a branch of beavour dam creek water of first broad River. Beginning at a post oak the Beginning corner of a tract of two hundred acres of land granted unto David Thompson the Dividing line agreed on by sd parties the same to be fifty acres more or less taken of the sd two hundred acre tract; with all and Singular the reversion and reversions remainders and remainders rents and Services of the sd premises and Every part thereof and all the Estate right title Interest Claim and demand whatsoever of him the sd Andrew Stice on and to the sd; tract of land and premises with all and singular the said premises above mentioned and Every part and parcel thereof with the appurtances unto the sd BENJAMIN DAVIS his heirs and assigns forever and the sd Andrew Stice and his heirs the sd land and premises Every part thereof against him and his heirs and against all persons whatsoever will warrant and forever defend the sd land and premises unto the sd BENJAMIN DAVIS his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the sd Andrew Stice hath hereunto set his hand and affixed This Seal the day and year first above written Signed Sealed and delivered in presents of us.

Rheuben Blanton Andrew Stice Seal

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Thomas B Bridges

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1797 Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 12 - 14 Page 96

April the 19th 1800 /957/ No. 1722

State of South Carolina To all to who see the presents shall come forthing 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 BENJAMIN DAVIS have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the sd BENJAMIN DAVIS a tract of land containing three hundred acres lying and being in our county of Rutherford in the head of Blackburns branch of Beavour dam creek Beginning on a line on Charles Bostucks line running thence with this line North two west seventy four poles to a post oak saplin Bostucks corner then North Bostucks other line west Eighty six poles to a pine Bostucks corner then with another Squire of Bostucks line North on one hundred and twelve poles to a pine Bostucks corner then with another Squire of Bostucks line North on one hundred and twelve poles to a pine Bostucks corner then East twenty poles to a pine on Bostucks line then North thirty west forty poles to a post oak Gabrel Washburns corner then with his line North two hundred and ten poles to a post oak Saplin on sd line then North with Washborns other line north twenty west one hundred and ten poles to a Spanish oak saplin on John Jones's line then with his line south two hundred poles to a post oak Jones corner then south fifty four East then poles to a pine William streets corner then with his line South two hundred and sixty poles passing Keats corner to a red oak then South twenty three East Eighty poles to a post oak then north Eighty East one hundred and ten poles to the Beginning Entered the 27th of February 1797; al by the plot hereunto annexed doth appear together with all roads waters mines minerals heriditaments and appurtenances to the sd land belonging or appertaining to hold the sd BENJAMIN DAVIS his heirs and Assigns forever yielding and paying to us such somes of money yearly or otherwise as our general assembly prosntion to time may direct; Provided always that the sd grant shall cause this grant to be registered in the registers office of our sd county of Rutherford within twelve months from the date hereof otherwise. The same shall be void and of no effect. In testimony whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent and our great Seal to be hereunto affixed Witness William B. Davie Esquire our governor Captain General and Commander in Chief at Raleigh the Seventh day of June in the 23rd year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord 1799.

By command M.R. David

Wills White Sec

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1797 Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 12 - 14 Page 138

May the 27th 1800 /985/

State of North Carolina

To all to whome these presents shall come greeting. Know ye that in In consideration of the Sum of fifty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury by BENJAMIN DAVIS have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the sd BENJAMIN DAVIS a tract of land containing two hundred acres lying and being in our county of Rutherford on the waters of Beaver Dam Creek Beginning on a post oak John Jones corner running thence with sd line west Eighty poles to a post oak in sd line then North one hundred and sixty poles to a post oak then East two hundred and twenty poles to a pine then South one hundred and forth poles to a red oak Washburns Corner on Durhams line then West one hundred and twenty poles to a pine Durham corner then with his line South one hundred poles to a stake by Law is corner and Durhams then west twenty poles to a steak on Jones line then North Eighty poles to the Beginning Entered the 20th of May 1797 Together with all woods waters mines minerals heriditaments and appurtances to the and belonging or appertaining to hold the said BENJAMIN DAVIS his heirs and assigns forever and paying to us such sums of money yearly or otherwise as or General Assembly from time to time may direct provided always that the sd granted shall cause this grant to be registered in the register office of our sd county of Rutherford within the due months from the date hereof otherwise the same shall be void and of no Effects in Testimony hereafore--caused these our Letters to be in patent and our great seal to be hereunto affixed Witness. William R. Davis Genrl to our Comder in Chief at Raleigh the 17th of June in the 25th year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord 1799.

by command W. R. Davis

Will White Sec.

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1800 Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 15-17 Page 80

January 7th 1801 /1214/

This Indenture made the eleventh day of January one thousand eight hundred between BENJAMIN DAVIS of the County of Rutherford and State of North Carolina of the one part William Jolloy of the County and shall aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said BENJAMIN DAVIS for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to him in hand by the said William Jolly hath given and granted and sole alund confirm to the said William Jolly one certain tract of or parcel of land situate lying and being in county of Rutherfore no aforesaid on Bever Dam Creek of little Broad river one hundred acres of land being more or less beginning on line and being thence two west seventy five poles to a post oak saplin Bostucks line thence with Bostucks line eighty six poles to a pine thence running for eomplyment with all and a regular the rights and appurtenances belonging to the sd land or any part thereof to have hold the said tract of land or I asst thereof and singular the said the sd. William Jolly his heirs forever and that in as full and ample manner to all witness and purposes as is to the William Jolley his heirs Executors Administrators forever from the claim of any person or persons whatsoever in Witness whereof he the sd BENJAMIN DAVIS hath set his hand an affixed his seal the day and year first above written signed sealed and delivered in presents of us.

Benjm Hicks BENJAMIN DAVIS Seal

Michelle Durham /1215/

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1800 Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 15 - 17 Page 84

Jany the 8th 1801 /1214/

This Indenture made this Eleventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred Between BENJAMIN DAVIS of the county of Rutherford and State of North Carolina of the one part and Charles Durham of the other part Witnesseth that for and In consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to him in hand paid before the sealing and Delivering of this presents the receipt and payment whereof he the sd BENJAMIN DAVIS that he hath bargained sold Alienated and confirmed and do by these presents assign and confirm unto the sd Charles Durham his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract of land of one hundred acres more or less being part of a tract of land granted to BENJAMIN DAVIS situate lying and being in the County of Rutherford on beavour Dam Creek and bounded as follows. Beginning on a stake on Lauses line and running No Wt twenty poles thence North Eighty pole to a post Oak and thence running for compliment with the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents and services of the sd premises and of Every part thereof and all the Estates right title Interest Claims and Demands Whatsoever of him the said BENJAMIN DAVIS in or to the sd tract of land and premises with all and Singular the sd premises above mentioned and Every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances belonging into the sd Charles Durham his heirs and assigns forever; and he the sd BENJAMIN DAVIS and his heirs the sd land and premises and Every part thereof against him and his heirs and all and Every parson or person whatsoever will n____amt and forever Defend the sd tract of land and premises unto the sd Charles Durham his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof I have set my hand and also affixed my Seal with the date above written Signed Sealed and delivered in presents of

Abram Ringat BENJAMIN DAVIS Seal

William Jolley

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1801 Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 22 - 23 Page 372

November the 5th 1805 No. 27

State of North Carolina No. 2230 to all to whom this presents that come Greeting know ye that we for and in consideration the sum of fifty shillings for Every hundred Acres hereby granted paid unto our treasury by BENJAMIN DAVIS have given and granted and by these presents Do give and grant to unto the said BENJAMIN DAVIS a tract of land containing fifty acres lying and being in our county of Rutherford on the Waters of Beaver Dam creek joining his own land Beginning on a post his old corner Runs then south Eighty six East one hundred and twenty poles to a pine his old corner thence North four East sixty two poles to a stake on his old line then East forty six poles to a stake on Ed Hardens line then south fifteen West one hundred and four poles to a W. oak then North two West one hundred and sixty four poles to a Red Oak then North four East twenty two poles to the Beginning Entered the 1st of September 1801 as by the hereunto annexed Doth appear together with all wood waters mines minerals here delamints and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining to hold to the said BENJAMIN DAVIS his heirs and assigns for Ever Yielding and paying to us such sums of money yearly or otherwise as our General assembly from time to time may Direct provided always that the said grantee shall cause this grant to the Registered in the Registers office of our said county of Rutherford within twelve months from the Date hereof otherwise the same shall be void in testimony whereby we have caused these out letters to be made patent and our great seal to be hereunto affixed Witness James Turner Esquire our Governor Captain General and Commander at Raleigh the 7th Day of December in the twenty 7th year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and two by Command.

Will White Secretary T. Turner

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1806 Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 29 - 31 Page 479

December Ye 3rd 1818 No. 185

This Indenture made this 10th day of April in the year of our Lord 1806, between John Baber of the County of Rutherford and State of North Carolina of the one part and BENJAMIN DAVIS of the said County and state of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds to him in hand paid by the said DAVIS at and before the sealing and Delivering of these presents the rect. and payment whereof is hereby Acknowledged hath granted bargained sold and aliened enfeoff, convey, confirmed and by their presents for himself his heirs Exrs and Admrs, etc. doth bargain sell convey and confirm unto the sd BENJM DAVIS his heirs and assigns forever a Certain tract of land Situate lying and being in the County of Rutherford on both sides of 2nd Broad River beginning at a stooping post oak on the Wt side of the River the So 120 poles to a pine then Et, 134 poles crossing the River and then down the said River with the meandering of River to a Hickory Corner at the lower end of a small bottom against the upper end of a field known by the name of Shafers old field then No 38 Et 6 poles to a Hickory then No Et 36 poles to a P. Oak thence No 43 Et 20 poles to a pine on Charles Hills Pine then nearly Wt sith sd line to the old Root corner then No & Et 160 poles to P. Oak in Isaac Sutly line then No & Wt 50 poles to a P. Oak then No 10 Wt 170 poles to a stake thence to the Beginning--Containing 150 acres to be the same more or less with all Mines Minerals and appurtenances thereunto belonging To have and to hold the sd land and premises as directed to all and singular with the appurtency unto the sd DAVIS his heirs and assigns forever in fee Simple on Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above written Signed Sealed and Delivered in Presence of

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Joel X Sutten John Baber Seal

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Polly X Fox

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1809 Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 25 Page 95

October the 14th 1809

N. 133 State of North Carolina No. 2647

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 BENJAMIN DAVIS have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the sd BENJ DAVIS a tract of land containing 200 acres lying and being in the county of Rutherford lying on the waters of Bever dam creek of first broad river Beginning on a post oak his old corner on Jones's line then West 140 poles to a red oak then No. 180 poles to a chestnut then Et 34 poles to a W. Oak then No 20 poles to a post oak then Et 326 poles crossing a swamp to a stake on Thos Harrisons line then So 40 poles to a pine DAVIS's corner then Wt 220 poles with his line to a p. oak saplin then South 160 poles to the beginning Entered 16th Aug. 1807 as by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear together with all woods waters mines minerals heriditaments and appurtenances to the sd land belonging or appertaining to hold to the sd BENJ DAVIS his heirs and assigns forever yielding and paying to us such sums of money yearly or otherwise as our General Assembly from time to time may direct provided always that the sd Grantee shall cause this grant to be registered in the Registers office of our sd county of Rutherford within twelve months from the date hereof otherwise the same shall be void. In testimony whereof we have caused these our Letters to be made patent and our Great Seal to be hereunto affixed. Witness Ben. Williams Esq. our Gove. Captn Genel and commd in Chief at Raleigh the 28th day of Nov. in the 33rd year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord 1808

Will White B. Williams

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1809 Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 25 Page 109

Dec the 10th 1809

No. 158 This Indenture made this 6th day of October 1809 Between BENJAMIN DAVIS of Rutherford and the state of N. Carolina of the one part and Chas. Durham of the County and state afords. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of 25 dollars of current money in hand paid by the sd Charles Durham to the sd BENJ DAVIS the payment whereof is hereby acknowledged that the sd BENJ. DAVIS hath granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do bargain grant sell and release unto the sd Charles Durham his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county aforesd on the head of Wilkeys creek beginning on a post oak saplin running then to a black jack Thos Harods corner then running with sd line crossing a swamp to a stake Thos. Herods line the So 40 poles to a pine DAVISES corner then West 220 poles to the beginning containing by Estimation 25 acres at the same be more or less to have and to hold the sd land with all its rights teriments heriditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to the sd Charles Durham his heirs and assigns forever and I the sd BEN DAVIS do warrant and forever defend ds lands unto ds Durham his heirs and assigns forever against myself my heirs Exes Adms or Assigns in every of them and against all prior claims all doway rights and titles whatsoever that may now or at any other time hereafter interfere as touching the rights sd land In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above mentioned. Signed sealed and delivered and acknowledged in presence of us.

M.A. Davis; Benj Durham) BENJ. DAVIS Seal

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1809 Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed book 25 Page 113

Dec the 18th 1809

No. 165

This Indenture made this 6th day of October 1809 between BENJAMIN DAVIS of the County of Rutherford of No. Carolina of the one part and Charles Durham of the County and state aforfesd Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of 300 dollars of good and lawful money in hand paid by the sd Chas. Durham to the sd BENJ. DAVIS the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged that the sd BENJ. DAVIS hath granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the sd Chas. Durham his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county aforsd situated on the west side of Wilkeys creek on the head of Blackburns branch. Beginning at David McSwains corner on a pine running then with Bostics line to a pine then Et 20 poles to a pine on Bostics line then No 30 Wt 40 poles to a post (oak) Gabriel Washburns corner then with his line No 210 poles to a post oak saplin on sd line then No with Washburns other line North 70 Wt 170 poles to a spanish oak on John Jones's line then with his line S. to a post oak Jones's corner then So 54 Et poles 10 poles to a pine Wm Streets corner then with his South passing Streets corner to David McSwain's line then with sd line to the beginning containing by Estimation 200 acres be the same more or less to have and to hold the sd land with all its right tenements herititaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to the sd Charles Durham his heirs and assigns forever and I the sd BENJ. DAVIS do warrant and forever defend sd land unto sd Durham his heirs or assigns forever against myself my heirs Exrs Adms or Assigns or every of them and against all persons claim or claims whatsoever that may now or at anytime hereafter interfere a touching the rights of sd land In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal day and date above written. Signed sealed and delivered and acknowledged in presence of us.

M.B. Davis, Benj. Durham BENJ. DAVIS Seal

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1817 Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 32 - 33 Page 603

Nov. 19th 1821 No. 311

This Indenture made this 20th Day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and seventeen between BENJAMIN DAVIS of the one part to Micajah Davis of the other part both of the county of Rutherford and state of No Carolina Witnesseth that the said BENJ. DAVIS for the sum of two hundred and fifteen Dollars to him in hand paid the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained Sold & Delivered and by these presents Do bargain sell and Deliver unto the sd Micajah Davis a certain piece of land situate on the East side of Bever Dam creek in the County aforsd Bounded as follows Beginning on a post oak near the big branch Moses Aamrucks line Returning thence Wt 40 pole to a hickory bush thence along a conditional line made between BEN DAVIS and Edward Harden 197 pole to a stakes at Chals Durham line the so 32 Wt with sd line 46 pole to a persemond Durhams corner then So 43 Et with sd Durhams other line 103 pole to a pine then S 21 Wt with said Durham line 589 pole to a Double post Oak Sd Durhams corner then So 40 Et 60 pole to a Spanish Oak on the big branch up the sd branch a sit meander to the Beginning Estimated to be ninety Eight acres be the same more or less together with all the waters timber mines Improvements Rents and benefits thereunto being or in anywise appertaining to be at the soul and continue use of the sd Micajah and sd BEN DAVIS Doth by these presents for himself his heirs warrant and forever Defend the sd land against any claim or claims whatever unto the said Micajah Davis his heirs and to be heirs of their lawful freehold Right and tittle signed sealed and acknowledged and Delivered in presence of us the Day and year above written.

Charles Durham

Lemenel Durham            BENJAMIN DAVIS Seal

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1818 Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 29 - 31 Page 434

This Indenture made this 14th day of October 1816 between Jesse Davis of the one part and BENJAMIN DAVIS of the other part both of the County of Rutherford and state of North Carolina that for and in consideration of the sum of one Hundred and Ninety Dollars to me in hand pd by BENJAMIN DAVIS the Ext and payment whereof is hereby acknowledged hath the day and Date above written, bargained Set cinneyne and confirm in full simple a certain tract or parcel of Land being and lying in the County of Rutherford and State aforesd situate and bounded as follows Beginning on a post Oak on the N bank of 2nd Broad River then No 70 Et 68 poles to a stake then Et 55 poles then Wt 120 poles to a pin area the River bank their with the Meadow of the River to the Beginning contrary 18 acres and a half he the same more or less with all advantages either natural or otherwise To have and whole the same to the use of the said BENJAMIN DAVIS his heirs and assigns forever and doth hereby and forever Warrant and Defend the said tract and parcel of Land from my self my heirs and assigns Exers and Adms and all claim or claims whatever unto the said BENJAMIN DAVIS his heirs and Assigns Exrs and Admin. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date herein Written in presents of

Wm. Baber his

Saml Campbell Jesse F. Davis Seal

September ye 2nd 1818 No. 140 mark

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1818 Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 29 - 31 Page 500

December the 27th 1818 ex205

This Indenture made this 14th day of September in the Year of our Lord 1818 between BENJAMIN DAVIS and Robert Baber Jnr both of the County of Rutherford and state of North Carolina, Witnesseth that the said BENJAMIN DAVIS for and in consideration of the sum of Five hundred Dollars to him in hand pd by the said Robert Baber the Rect payment whereof is hereby acknowledged at and before the signing, sealing and delivering of these presents that he the said BENJAMIN for himself his heirs Exrs Admrs doth hereby bargain sell conveyance confirm unto the said Robert his heirs and assigns a certain piece or parcel of Land Situate in the County aforsd and on both Sides of 2d Broad River Joining above the land whereon the widow Sarah Baber now lives being all the land that John Baber Decd Sold to sd BENJAMIN except 58 acres on the wt side of the River wherein Jesse Davis now lives Beginning at a post Oak on the Et bank of the River Earles Corners runs then down the Meanders of the River opposite the mouth of a small branch on the Wt side of the River that heads up in Joseph Baxters field being the first little branch below the one Jesse Davis lives on then crossing the River and up the said little branch with the Meanders to a Lowerwood on Babers old line a line of the land Jo Baxter lives on then with So line Et 46 holes to a Stake on the Et bank of the River thence Down the river as it meanders to a Hickory at the lower end of a small bottong against the upper end of an old field known by the name of Shafers old field then No 38 Et 5 pole to a Hickory then No 8 Et 36 poles to a Post Oak then No 42 Et 20 poles to a pine in Chas Hills line (formerly) then nearly Wt to the old Root corner then No 8 Et 150 poles to W P. Oak then No 80 Wt 50 poles too B. Gum on the Et edge of an old path then So 10 Wt about 20 poles to him a conditional corner made by Jesse Davis and Allen Rogers then a conditional line as is marked passing within a few steps of Spring on the So side to the Beginning Including the Improvements where the said BENJ DAVIS now lives containing by estimate 170 acres be the same more or less which said piece or parcel of land with all and every of its members natural or Artificial there unto belonging or in the best wise appertaining the sd BENJ for himself his heirs Exr and Adms doth herby Warrant and forever Defend free from the lawful claim of any person whatsoever unto the said Robert his heirs and assigns and In Testimony whereof the said BENJAMIN DAVIS hath hereunto Set his hand and seal the year and date above written.

Signed Sealed & Delivered int he presents of

Jas. L. Terrell BENJAMIN DAVIS Seal

Wm. Toms

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