Pitt County Register of Deeds, Book K, p 217
State of North Carolina, To all to Whom these Presents Shall Come – Greeting:
Know ye, that we, for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds shillings for
every hundred acres hereby granted, paid into our Treasury by Lewis Pipkin, have
given and granted, and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Lewis
Pipkin a tract of land containing one hundred and twenty five acres, lying and
being in our County of Pitt, on the south side of Tar river and on the south
side of Contentnea Creek. Beginning at a water oak Solomon Albersons corner thence
west one hundred and sixty poles to a pine Albersons other corner then south two
hundred and nine poles to a pine John Moyes corner thence east eighty eight poles
to a pine said Pipkins corner thence north twenty west one hundred and sixty five
poles with said Pipkins old line to his corner thence east one hundred and sixty
poles to the run of the Creek thence with the run of the Creek tothe Beginning as
by the Plat hereunto annexed doth appear; together with all woods, waters, mines,
minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining:
To hold to the said Lewis Pipkin, 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 said Lewis Pipkin shall cause this grant to be registered
in the Register’s office of our said County of Pitt 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 patented our Great
Seal to be hereunto affixed.
Witness: Sam Johnston, Esquire, our Governor, Captain General and Commander in
Chief, at Edenton, the twenty first day of March in the thirteenth year of our
Independence, and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
By his Excellys Com'’d Sam Johnston
J. Glasgow Secretary
Surveyed Oct 29th 1787
John Pipkin and Solomon Alberson – Chain bearers sworn
Jesse Moye D. Surv.