The last post referred to a Brunswick County, Virginia deed, dated 1787, from Joseph Phips to George Johnson. That deed is transcribed below, from a copy sent by the webmaster of the “A Witcher Genealogy” website.
Notice that the deed mentions persons discussed in the last post: Zachariah Simms and Harmon Upchurche (Upchurch).
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This Indenture made the sixth day of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven Between James Phips of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the one part, and George Johnson of the same County of the other part, Witnesseth that for and inconsideration [sic; one word] of twenty five pounds Current money of Virginia to him the said James Phips in hand paid by [me? or one? (followed by blank)] George Johnson the Receipt whereof we the said James Phips doth hereby acknowledge and agree therewith and fully and entirely satisfied and contented hath bargained, sold, aliened, delivered and confirmed unto the said George Johnson his heirs or Assigns forever, a certain tract or parcel of Land containing fifty acres (be the same more or less) lying and being in the County of Brunswick and Bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning on a black jack on Eaton’s road a corner Tree on Zachariah Simmse’s line, thence along the said Simms’ line to a hickory a corner Tree in Edward King’s line, thence along the said King’s line to a white oak nigh Harmon Upchurche’s line, thence along the said Upchurche’s line to a black jack a corner tree on Eaton’s road, thence along the said road to station or Beginning, with all houses, orchards, gardens and fences, woods and underwoods thereon standing, growing and being with all profits and advantages as also the Reversion and Reversions, Remainder and Remainders To have and to hold the said granted Land and premises unto the said George Johnson his heirs and Assigns forever, and we the said James Phips and Elizabeth Phips his wife for themselves and their heirs doth covenant grant and to and with the said George Johnson his heirs and assigns that he and they shall and may at all times hereafter peaseably [sic; peaceably] and quietly hold possess and injoy [sic; enjoy] the said Land free from all former sales, Gifts, mortgages, Rights of dower, and every other incumbrance whatsoever In Witness whereof we the said James Phips and Elizabeth Phips, his wife hath hereunto set their hands and affixed their Seals this day and date first above Written.
James Phips (L S)
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Signed Sealed and Delivered [cut off]