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    RUTHERFORD, NC RECORDING OF DEEDS

Left to Right:  Grantor's Name/Grantee's Name/ Instrument /Book /Page /Year Filed

Alexander, M. R., Jr. / Mince, Robert / Deed/ 45/ 1102/ 1853

Hamilton, William / Mints, John / Deed/ 45/ 575/ 1848

Hamilton, Robert / Mints, John / Deed/ 45/ 578/ 1848

Hamilton, A.C. & Jane / Mints, John / Deed /45 /610 /1848

Harris, Andrew, Delia / Melinda / Mints, Thomas / Deed/ 77 / 146/ 1902

Harris, Andrew, Melinda, James / Mints, Thomas / Deed/ 78/ 206/ 1902

Harris, Andrew / Mintz, Sarah / Deed/ 83/ 354/ 1906

McBee & Reinhardt / Mince, Robert / Deed/ 45/ 1102/ 1853

Mills, L.A. & Jane / Mints, John / Deed /45 /610 /1848

Miller, Ned & Mary / Mintz, Thomas / Deed/ 71/ 53/ 1897

Mitchell, Leatha & W.L. / Mints, John / Deed/ 45/ 610/ 1848

Mintz, JB / Haynes, CH/ Deed/ 45/ 1052/ 1852

Mintz, JB / Simmons, Moses/ Deed/ 58/ 473/ 1885

Mintz, NC, Mollie, R. / Goode, William/ Deed/ 50/ 3/ 1870

Mintz, Robert / Mintz, PL / Deed/ 50/ 313/ 1871

Mintz, Mary & Robert / Mintz, WD/ Deed/ 50/ 322/ 1871

Mintz, WD / Justice, MH / Mtg/ 51/ 407/ 1874

Mintz, WD / Simmons, JO / Deed/ 57/ 536/ 1885

Mintz, WD / Henson, EJ / Deed/ 59/ 564/ 1885

Mintz, T. & Sarah / Miller, Ned / QCD/ 70/ 442/ 1897

Mintz, J.T & Sarah / Camp, JH / Deed/ 82/ 122/ 1905

Mintz, Sarah / Good, Samuel / Deed/ 97 /368/ 1913


  HAMILTON, Robert/ MINTS, John/ Deed /45/578/1848

No. 542      This the 15th of February 1848

This Indenture made this the 13th day of May AD 1847 between Robert Hamilton of Ouachita, in the state of Arkansas, of the one part, and John Mints of the county of Rutherford, State of North Carolina of the other part. Witnesseth the party of the first part, for and in consideration of, the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, to him in hand paid before the Signing, Sealing and Delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged doth by these presents bargain, sell, assign, convey & confirm unto the said John Mints, his heirs & offspring forever, a certain piece parcel or tract of land containing in the whole nine hundred & fifty acres, be the same more or less, actual lying & being in Rutherford county, State of North Carolina on the North Bank of Main Broad River bounds met by Richard Goode’s old lands, and East by land formally belonging to David Patterson. Beginning at a water oak on the bank of the river at Richard Goode’s corner running thence North 7 West, 62 poles, to a pine, Goode’s corner. Thence South 66 West, 32 poles, to Good’s white oak corner near his spring. Thence North 23 West, 28 poles, to a persimmon & white oak sprout at the bank of Goode’s branch. Thence North 68 East, 120 poles, with Goode’s corner. Thence North 43 West, 60 poles with Good’s line to a black oak, on the top of the ridge. Thence North 23 West, 44 poles, to a hickory, at the corner of Goode’s farm. Thence South 65 West, 20 poles, to a red oak. Thence North 43 West, 20 poles, to a dead pine, and three small persimmons, Goods corner. Thence South 65 West, 45 poles, to a dead beach, Widow Delila Waters corner, on the bank of Goode’s branch. Thence North 45 East, 180 poles, with the said Widow’s line, to a small forked post oak, the Widow’s corner, near the edge of John Byars old field. Thence North West, 186 poles, crossing a branch several times to pine, the Widow’s corner & Moses Waters. Thence North 44 West, 32 poles, to a pine & black oak, Waters corner, and the corner of the 150 acre tract that includes the old Meeting house place. Thence West, 228 poles, to a post oak, a corner at the south edge of a glade. Thence North, 154 poles, crossing a brook to a black oak, to James McKinney’s line & Moses Waters corner. Thence 22 poles, with McKinney’s line to a black oak, near a branch on McKinney’s corner. Thence South, 110 poles, to a black oak, at McKinney’s corner. Thence East, 158 poles, with McKinney’s line to a pine, McKinney’s corner. Thence North, 76 poles to a pine and red oak, on what is called English line. Thence South 44 East, 16 poles, to a pine and post oak, English’s corner. Thence South 44 East, 100 poles, to a black & post oak. Thence South 75 East, 37 poles, to a post oak. Thence North 72 East, 107 poles, to a pine and red oak, Pat Peterson corner. Thence South 10 West, 78 poles, to a spanish & white oak, at the old corner, in the fork of a branch. Thence South, 146 poles, crossing the Mill branch, several times, to a maple, in the edge of a swamp, Patterson’s corner. Thence South 27 East, 100 poles, to a water oak, by a branch. Thence down the branch, South 30 West, 14 poles, to a maple, on old corner on the bank of the branch. Then South 14 East, 74 poles, with Patterson’s line, a black gum and Pointers, near the bank of said Mill Branch. Thence North 82 East, 18 poles, down the branch to a stake, at the crook of the branch. Thence South 25 East, 28 poles, with Patterson’s line to an Ironwood, at the confluence of said branch, and Main Broad River. Thence up and with said River, to a stake near the lower part of the old Fisher place. Thence South 43 West crossing the river to a stake on Blackwell’s line. Thence up said River with said line, 50 poles to a stake on said line. Thence North 43 East 20 poles, crossing the river above the Fisher tract, to a stake, on the North Bank of the River, at the corner of a five acre tract granted to Nathan Byars. Thence up & with the River to the Beginning, excepting out of above described tract, Seven & a half acres of land, situated North West side of the tract and bounded as follows.

Beginning on a Red Oak on Widow Waters line of land. Thence North 50 East 40 poles to a Post oak. Thence South 22 East 24 poles to a big pine near the corner of Goode’s fence. Thence South 15 East 34 poles to a dogwood on Goode’s old line. Thence North 40 West 6 poles to a stake on said line. Thence North 15 West 30 poles to the line of Goode’s. Thence North 40 West to the Beginning, including part of the cultivated land in the head of a hollow, which Seven & a half acres of land were conveyed to Richard Goode Sr., by Noble Hamilton, by deed, bearing date 30th November 1831.

The party of the first part doth hereby also convey a lien & confirm to the said John Mints, one other tract, a tract of six & a half acres of land bounded as follows. Beginning on a small dogwood on Goode’s old line just above his fence. Thence South 15 East 62 poles to a Post Oak on Hamilton’s line. Thence North 65 East 30 poles to a stake of Pointers on the East side of the Branch on said Hamilton’s line. Thenc eNorth 40 West 658 poles with Hamilton'’ line to the Beginning, being the land conveyed to Noble Hamilton by Richard Goode Sr. by said bearing date 30th November 1831. With all the ways, woods, waters, mines, minerals, rents assigns, profits, hereditaments and appurtenances belonging to said two tracts of land unto the said John Mints, his heirs & offspring forever and the party of the first part for himself, his heirs and offspring, executors, & adminstrators doth by these presents covenant & with the aforesaid John Mints, his heirs, executors, administrators and offspring that he is seized in fee simple of the aforesaid land and every parcel thereof and doth warrant and defend the title of the same against the claim of all persons whatsoever unto the said John Mints his heirs & offspring forever.

In witness whereof the party of the first part has hereunto set his hand & seal the day and date above written.

Signed, Sealed & Delivered in the presence of Robert D. Gill, J. L. Gillespie       ROBERT HAMILTON  seal

 

STATE OF ARKANSAS

OUACHITA COUNTY

The due execution and delivery of the foregoing deed of bargain and sale for the purposes therein explained was acknowledged by the bargainor before the undersigned commissioners appointed for that purpose on this the 4th day of January AD 1848. In witness where of we have hereunto set our hand & seal.   Robert L. Gill, and J. L. Gillespie.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions February term 1848

No 5 The Court considers the written deed to be properly authenticated, ordered the same to be recorded & the commission herewithin closed together with the certificate & deed be registered.   G. W. LOGAN

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

TO Robert D. Gill & Joseph A. Gillispee

Know ye that we in confidence of your prudence and fidelity have appointed and by these presents do give unto you full power and authority in pursuance of an order of our Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Rutherford County mad at fall term 1847. To take the acknowledgement or probate of the due execute and delivery of a deed of bargain and sale from Robert Hamilton for a piece parcel or tract of land situated lying & being in our said county Rutherford on the waters of Broad River.  


  HAMILTON, William/ MINTS, John/ Deed/45/575/1848

No 574       This the 13th day of June 1848

This Indenture made this the 1st day of February 1848 between Jane Hamilton, A. C. Hamilton, William L. Mitchell & wife, Letiha and L.  A. Miles & wife, Jane of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars to them in hand paid before the Signing, Sealing and Delivering of these presents. The receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the parties of the first do by these presents bargain, sell a lein, convey & conform unto the said John Mints, his heirs and offspring, forever a certain piece parcel or tract of land, containing in the whole Nine Hundred & Fifty acres, be the same more or less, situated laying & being in Rutherford county, North Carolina, on the North bank of Main Broad River, bounded West by Richard Goode’s old lands, and East by land formerly belonging to David Patterson. Beginning at a water oak on the bank of the River, at Richard Goode’s corner, turning thence North 7 West, 62 poles, to a pine, Goode’s corner. Thence South 66 West, 32 poles, to Goode’s white oak corner, near his Spring. Thence North 23 West, 28 poles, to a persimmon & white oak sprout at the bank of Goode's branch. Thence North 68 East 120 poles North Goode’s line to a black oak stump & pointers on the bank of another bank, Goode’s corner. Thence North 43 West 60 poles with Goode’s line to a black oak on the top of the ridge. Thence North 23 West 44 poles to a hickory at the corner of Goode’s fence. Thence South 65 West 20 poles to a Red Oak. Thence North 43 West 20 poles to a dead pine & where a small persimmons, Goode's corner. Thence South 65 West 45 poles to a dead beach, widow Delila Matters corner, on the bank of Goode's Branch. Thence North 45 East 180 poles with the said widows line to a small fork Post Oak, the Widow's corner, near the edge of John Byars old fence. Thence North 45 West 186 poles crossing a branch several times to a pine & black oak, Matters corner and the corner of the 150 acre tract that includes the old Methodist meeting house place. Thence West 228 poles to a Post Oak a corner at the south edge of a glade. Thence North 154 poles crossing a branch to a black oak to James McKinney’s line & Moses Watters corner. Thence East 228 poles with McKinney’s line to a black oak near a branch on McKinney’s line and corner. Thence South 110 poles to a Black Oak at McKinney’s Corner. Thence East 158 poles with McKinney’s line to a pine, McKinney’s corner. Thence North 76 poles to a pine & red oak on what is called English’s line. Thence South 44 East 16 poles to a pine & Post Oak English’s corner. Thence South 72 East 107 poles to a pine & Red Oak Patterson’s corner. Thence South 16 West 78 poles to a Spanish Oak and white, at the old corner, on the fork of a branch. Thence South 140 poles, crossing the Mill branch several times, to a maple, in the edge of a swamp, Patterson’s corner. Thence South 27 East 100 poles to a water oak by a branch. Thence down the branch South 30 West 14 poles to a maple, on old corner, on the bank of the branch. Thence South 14 East 74 poles with Patterson’s line to a Black Gum & pointers near the bank of said Mill branch. Thence North 82 East 18 poles down the branch to a stake at the crook of the branch. Thence South 25 East 28 poles with Patterson’s line to a Sourwood, at the confluence of the said branch of Main Broad River. Thence up & with said River to a stake, near the lower part of the old Fisher place. Thence South 45 West, crossing the river to a stake on Blackwell’s line. Thence up said River, with said line, 50 poles to a stake, on said line. Thence North 43 East 20 poles, crossing the River above the fish trap, to a stake on the North bank of the river, at the corner of a five acre tract, granted to Nathan Byars. Thence up and with the river to the Beginning;

excepting out of above described tract seven and a half acres of land situated on the N. W. side of the tract and bounded as follows: Beginning on a Red oak on widow Matter’s line runs thence North 50 East 40 poles to a Post Oak. Thence South 22 East 24 poles to a big pine near the corner Goode’s fence. Thence South 15 East 34 poles to a dogwood on Goode’s old line. Thence North 40 West 6 poles to a stake in said line. Thence North 15 West 30 poles to the line of Goode’s fence. Thence North 40 West to the Beginning, including part of the cultivated land in the head of the hollow, which 7 acres of land were conveyed to Richard Goode Sr. by deed, by Noble Hamilton bearing date 30th November 1831.

The parties of the first part do hereby also convey to the said John Mints, his heirs, and offspring, one of other tract of six & half acres of land. Bounded as follows: Beginning on a small dogwood on Goode’s old line just above his fence line. Thence South 15 East 62 poles to a Post Oak on Hamilton’s line. Thence North 65 East, 30 poles, to a stake & pointers, on the East side of the branch, in said Hamilton’s line. Thence North 40 West, 68 poles, with Hamilton’s line to the beginning. Being the land conveyed to Noble Hamilton, by R. Goode Sr. by deed, bearing date 20th Nov 1831.

North all ways, woods, water, mines, minerals, rents, assigns, profits accoutrements, and appurtenances belonging to said two tracts of land unto the said John Mints, his heirs & offspring forever, and the parties of the first part for themselves, their heirs, and offspring, executors and administrators do by their presents covenants to & with the aforesaid John Mints, his heirs, executors, administrators, and offspring that they are seized in fee of the aforesaid lands and convey parcel thereof and do warrant & defend the title of the same against the claim of all persons whatsoever unto the said John Mints, his heirs, or offspring forever. In witness whereof we do hereunto set our hands & seals the day & date above written.

Signed, Sealed & Delivered

W. L. Mitchell

A. C. Hamilton

L. A. Mills

Jane Hamilton

Jane Mills

Lethiha Mitchell

In presence of D. I. Livitty

 

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

The due execution & delivery of the written deed for the purposes therein expected was duly proven before me, Will H. Battle, one of the Judges of the Superior Court of Law and Equity in and for the State aforesaid at Rutherfordton on this the 18th day of May AD 1848 by D. I. Twitty the subscribing witness thereto; and whereupon Jane Mills and Letiter Mitchell two to the bargainers being femes coverts were privately examined by me separately and apart from their husbands and upon this examination said that they executed and delivered said deed freely voluntarily without any constraint or compulsion of their said busbands or any other person. Therefore let the same and this certificate be registered.

Will H. Battle


  McBee & Reinhardt / Mince, Robert / Deed/ 45/ 1102/ 1853

No. 1094        This 15th day of April AD 1853

This indenture made the 19th day of October in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Six, between Hardry McBee, David Reinhardt & Robert G. Twitty, executor of Joseph Bowen, deceased, and Major R. Alexander of the 1st part & Robert Mince, of the 2nd part, all of the county of Rutherford, and State of North Carolina. Witnesseth that said party of the 1st part, for and in consideration of the sum of Three Hundred and Fifty Dollars, to these in hand paid by the party of the 2nd part, the receipt and payment thereof is hereby acknowledged, hath hereby bargained, sold , conveyed , and confirmed unto the said party of the 2nd part his heirs, & offspring, forever all that piece or parcel of land situated in said county on both sides of Richarson’s creek (????) below Philp Robbins land. Beginning at a black oak, on top of a high hill, on the South West side of the creek, next to Mary Hooper’s. Running thence, North 78 East, 100 poles, to a white oak by a Branch. Thence North 19 West, 240 poles, to a pine in a hollow. Thence down the hollow, to the Shop Branch, with Robbin’s line. Thence West, 30 poles, to a red oak, Robbin’s old tract. Thence South 45 East, 110 poles, to a red oak on the old original line. Thence South 71 West, 136 poles, with Robbins line, crossing the creek. Thence four roads below the Mill, to a sasafrass. Thence South 19 East, 136 poles, to a red oak, at a spring- Mary Hooper’s corner. Thence North 71 East, 130 poles, to the Beginning. Including the improvements known by the name of Crawford’s place, which said piece or parcel of land, with all deed every of its members, natural or artificial, thereunto belonging or anyway appertaining (containing two hundred and sixty acres more or less) the said party of the 1st part for themselves, their heirs, executors & administrators doth hereby warrant and forever defend free from the lawful claim of any person unto the said party of the 2nd part, his heirs & offspring. In testimony whereof the said party of the 1st part hath hereunto set their hand & seals the date above mentioned.

Signed, Sealed & Delivered        McBee Reinhardt

In presence of us,  D. Reinhardt

James Stevens      Robert G. Twitty

Richard Durham    M. R. Alexander

 

NORTH CAROLINA March Court 1853

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

No. 8 – The written deed was admitted to record upon the advice of Mr. S. Griffin, who proved the hand write of M.R. Alexander, & also that he was dead, and the acknowledgement of R.G. Twitty, Exe., as to his signing the same, the same is not proved as to McBee & Reinhardt, the same is admitted to be recorded.


  MINTZ, JB / Haynes, CH/Deed/45/1052/1852

No. 1046          This the 9th day of December 1852

This indenture made this Twenty day of January in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty One between John B. Mintz, of York District, South Carolina, of the first part, and C. H. Haynes, of the county of Rutherford, and State of North Carolina, of the second part. Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of, the sum of Three Hundred and Twenty dollars, paid by said Haynes, to said Mintz, the receipt thereof is hereby acknowledged before the Signing, Sealing, and Delivering of these presents, said Mintz, doth bargain, sell and convey, and by these presents, do bargain, sell and convey, a certain piece or parcel of land, situated in the county of Rutherford and State of North Carolina on Goods Mill Creek, it being a part of a one hundred and fifty acre tract, Laury land, bounded as follows. To wit, Beginning at a P.O. it being a corner of the Laury land, Thence North 85 East, 110 poles, to a R.O. bush on the Laury line. Thence North East, 140 poles, to a stake and pointers at a large flat rock. Thence North 89 West, 109 poles, to a B.O. James Kennedy’s and David Tates’s corner. Thence with said line, South 1 West, 152 poles, to the beginning, containing one hundred acres. To said Haynes, his heirs, executor, administrator and offspring forever in fee simple. With all of its natural or artificial (?????), to have and to hold, as their own rightful property, for which I bind myself, my heirs, executor, administrator and offspring forever to warrant and defend the right and title thereof from all lawful claims or clauses of all persons or manner of persons to said Haynes, his heirs, executor, administrator and offspring forever in witness whereof I have here unto set my name and affixed my seal the day and date above written.

attest   I. R. Philips,    J. B. MINTZ seal,  William Kenedy

 

NORTH CAROLINA

RUTHERFORD COUNTY Fall Court 1852

No. 6 – I. R. Philips proved the execution of the within deed, in open court, it is therefore recorded, and ordered to be registered.


Mintz, JB / Simmons, Moses/ Deed/ 58/ 473/ 1885

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No. 301 REGISTERED DEC. 4th 1885

This Indenture made the 27th day of March 1850 between John B. Mintz, of the first part, of the county of Rutherford, and state of North Carolina, and Moses Simmons, of the same county and state, of the second part, witnesseth that the said John B. Mintz for and in consideration of the sum of One Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars has bargained, and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, and deliver to the said Moses Simmons, his heirs and assigns forever two certain tracts or parcels of land. To wit - Tract first - situated on the North bank of Main Broad River. Beginning at a water oak on the bank of the River joining to the old Richard Goode land. Running thence North seven West, sixty two poles, with Goods line to a stake or stone, where the old pine corner stood. Thence South sixty six West, thirty two poles to a white oak, Goods old corner. Thence North 23 West twenty eight poles to a small persimmon on the East bank of Goods branch. Thence North sixty eight East, eighty eight poles, to a post oak by the fence, Goods corner too. Thence North 15 West sixty two poles to a dogwood dead and ? ? . Thence North 15 West thirty four poles to a big dead pine near the corner of Goods fence. Thence North 22 West twenty four poles to a post oak on Betsy Webb's line. All the foregoing corner and lines join the Goode line. Thence North fifty East eighty eight poles, with said Betsy Webb's line, to a post oak on the old corner on a hill side. Thence North forty West one hundred and eight two poles crossing the John Byers branch and with Betsy Webb's line to a pine, her corner also. Thence North 44 West nineteen poles to a red oak and deadpine corner to the Moses Water's tract and the Hamilton tract that William Kennedy lives on. Thence North thirty two poles to a black oak, McKinny's old corner, now Thomas Baxtens. Thence East, one hundred and fifty eight poles, crossing 2 branches to a pine, McKinny's old corner. Thence North seventy six poles, to a forked red oak on the line of what is called the English land. Thence South forty four East, sixteen poles, to a pine & post oak, English corner. Thence South forty four East one hundred poles, passing near the school house, to a red and post oak.

 

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Ellis Scruggs' old corner. Thence South seventy five East thirty seven poles, to a dead post oak & a red oak. Thence North seventy five East, one hundred and six poles, to a pine stump and red oak near Ellis Scrugg's fence. Thence with said Scrugg's old line South sixteen West, seventy six poles, to a spanish oak stump and red oak in the fork of the Mill Shoal Branch. Thence South, one hundred and forty six poles, down and crossing the branch several times to a maple in the edge of the swamp, on the widow Betsy Webb's (widow to James Webb's) line. Thence South twenty seven East, one hundred poles, with line and Moses Simmon's line to a water oak on the bank of a little branch. Thence South thirty west fourteen poles to a maple and pine at the old corner. Thence South fourteen East seventy two poles, to a black gum on the bank of mill branch . Thence North eighty two East, eighteen poles, down the creek, to a stake at the bend of the creek. Thence South twenty five East, twenty eight poles, to an Iron wood or stake, at the mouth of said creek, into Main Broad River. Then up the meanders of the River to a stake near below the fish place. Thence South forty five West, crossing the River to a stake on G. Y. Camb's line, formerly Byers or Blackwell land. Thence up said River with said line fifty poles to a stake on the bank of said river. Thence North forty three West twenty poles crossing the River above the fish tract, to a stake on the North bank of the River, at the corner of a five acre tract granted to Nathan Byars. Thence up and with the meanders of the River to the beginning, containing Seven hundred and forty eight acres more or less.

Tract Second- Situated on the North side of Main Broad River. Beginning at a post oak on John B. Mintz's line, near a flat rock and running thence a new line, North seventy East one hundred and fifty six poles, to a post oak on Blands and Gurturies old line. Thence with Bland's line North, fifty one poles, to a post oak, his and Bland's corner. Thence East, forty nine poles, to a black gum and sourwood, Robert Scruggs old corner on Bland's line. Thence with Scruggs line North twenty four West, seventy two poles, to a little small hickory bush on Scruggs, Patterson or Childer's tract. Thence with Scruggs line about South seventy six West, two hundred and twelve poles,

 

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to a small hickory on the Hamilton line, now john B. Mintz line. Thence South ten East, sixty two poles, crossing the branch or creek with said Mintz line, to a maple, Mintz corner. Also South thirty three East, seventy six poles, with Mintz line to the beginning, containing one hundred and fifty acres more or less, with all and every the appurtenances belonging to the two tracts of land as above described or in any wise appurtaining thereunto and I do hereby covenant to and with the said Moses Simmons, that I have before the execution of this deed, full right, absolute and lawful authority, to sell the said land and premises and agree hereby to warrant and forever defend the right and title of the same to him, the said Moses Simmons, his heirs, and assigns forever, against the claims of myself, my heirs, executors or administrators or any others persons whatsoever lawfully claiming same. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the day and year above written:

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presence of

R. H. Hicks

J. F. Foreman                   John B. Mintz seal

 

NORTH CAROLINA

RUTHERFORD COUNTY Nov 30th 1885

M. W. Simmons and J. W. Davis, being duly sworn, say that they are well acquainted with the handwriting of R. H. Hicks, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing deed, and that the signature of R. H. Hicks, as a subscribing witness to said deed, is in the broken handwriting of said R. H. Hicks, and that he, the said R. H. Hicks, and also J. F. Foreman, are now dead.

J. W. Davis

M. W. Simmons

Sworn and subscribed before me this the 30th day of Nov 1885. Therefore let the instrument with this certificate be registered. R. W. Logan. C.S.C.

Filed for Registration November 30th 1885 at 5pm


Note: I found the deeds showing where John B. Mintz purchased the Hamilton estate in Rutherford, North Carolina. Is this the Fondren estate. Not clear as yet  

The following two records are for NC Land Grants:

(1) John Fondren file #719 (928), grant #435; BK. 22, p. 309 (BK 24, p. 23)

 RE: 300 Acres on both sides of Cherokee Creek,  25 Nov. 1771, Jo Martin.

(2) John Fondren file #726 (935), grant #425; BK. 22, p. 309 (BK 24, p. 24) plat.  Surveyed August, 7th 1770 for John Fondren 198 acres, William Henry's corner -2 of Robert Carr's line, Zach Bullock Sur., John Conner & Edward Craft, chain bearers, grant issued Nov. 25th 1771.