State of North Carolina

Washington County


By Virtue of an Order of the County Court of Washington County, granted to me at Feby Term 1833 of the said Court as Guardian to Zephiniah, Andrew, Henry, Nicy, Evan, Orras, George, Burton & Nancy Spruill, Infants of Aaron Spruill decd Authorising me to Expose to sale the lands herein after described I Alexander H Davenport Guardian of aforesaid after complying with the terms of duly advertising the same, and performing the other Requisites of said Order did Expose to public sale to the highest bidder a tract of Land the Interest belonging to said infants laying in Washing County and bounded as follows Viz., Beginning at a Holly Alexander H. Davenport & the heirs of Elias Oliver decd thence runing south 76 poles along Olivers heirs line, to the mouth of the Road of the heirs of Aaron Spruill decd to within six feet of the Road leading to the said Plantation, then along said road the same distance from it South Eighty four west one hundred and one poles and a half, thence North four East Seventy nine & a half Poles to an old line formerly the old poplar Island Plantation line belonging to the Heirs of Zeph Davis, thence along said line North Eighty six East Ninety five and a half Poles to the first beginning.-Containing by estimation Forty Eight Acres more or less, whereupon Joseph W. Tarkenton appeared among other bidders and bid therefor the sum of one hundred and sixty one dollars and sixty six Cents, and that being the last and highest bid, it was struck off to him, Know be known that in consideration of the said money paid and secured to be paid, I have bargained & sold and do hereby bargain & sell unto the said Joseph W. Tarkenton his heirs and assigns forever, the above described premises, to have and to hold, the same to him his heirs and assigns forever, It being expressably understood that I warrant and defend the aforesaid premises from my claims or the claims of my heirs only by any title hereafter a-ing, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fix my seal, this the 27 day of March 1833.

  1. H. Davenport Guardian [seal]


P.C. Dudley

H.N. Spruill


State of North Carolina

Washington County

Court of Please and quarter Sessions August Term 1836

The Execution of the within Deed was duly acknowledged in open Court by Alexander H. Davenport Guardian [??seal]. and ordered to be registered

Test T.E.Pender Clrk

Registered this 3rd day of September 1836

Wm Carroll Reg

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