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Ralph C. Deal Collection, 1753-1852

(Manuscript Collection #27)

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Title: Ralph C. Deal Collection
Creator: Deal, Ralph C.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1753-1852) including deeds concerning Bladen and Bath counties (NC).
Extent: 0.044 Cubic feet, 15 items , deeds

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Accessions Information

October 2, 1967, Land deeds for Bladen County, N. C. (1753-1852). Given to Joyner Library by Professor and Mrs. Ralph C. Deal of East Carolina University and transferred to the East Carolina Manuscript Collection.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Ralph C. Deal Collection (#27), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Professor and Mrs. Ralph C. Deal

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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This collection is made up entirely of land deeds, almost all of which concern various sections of Bladen County, N.C. The only unrelated item is a copy of a 1728 deed for the sale of land in Bath County, N.C.

Rather than containing the deeds for the sale and resale of one piece of property, the collection consists of an assortment of deeds in which different persons have bought various tracts of land.

One deed (1799) of particular interest is concerned with the sale of 320 acres of land on the Cape Fear River to Thomas Smith by Richard Dobbs Spaight, North Carolina governor and signer of the United States Constitution.

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    • Samuel Swann. Copy of Deed and Survey  (item #1)

      Swann, Samuel. Copy of Deed & Survey for 640 acres of land in Bath County, North Carolina to Samuel Swann; witnessed & sealed 10/20/1728; true copy certified 4/24/1852. 1 item. 1 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated.

    • Cornelius Harnett. Copy of Deed and Survey  (item #2)

      Harnett, Cornelius. Copy of Deed & Survey for 640 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina to Cornelius Harnett; witnessed & sealed 5/13/1735; true copy certified 4/24/1852. 1 item. 2 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated.

    • John Rutherford. Deed no. 446  (item #3)

      Rutherford, John. Deed no. 0446 for 215 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina for "rents and duties herein reserved" paid by John Rutherford to the Treasury of North Carolina; survey & plat of land affixed; recorded 9/1/1752; patented 9/1/1753; registered 10/12/1860. 1 item. 2 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated.

    • John Rutherford. Copy of Deed no. 446  (item #4)

      Rutherford, John. Copy of Deed no. 0446 for 215 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina for "rents and duties herein reserved" paid by John Rutherford to the Treasury of North Carolina; survey & plat of land affixed; recorded 9/1/1752; patented 9/1/1753; copied for F. C. Smith; true copy certified 3/23/1866. 1 item. 2 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated.

    • William Herndon. Copy of Survey no. 219  (item #5)

      Herndon, William. Copy of Survey no. 0219 for 200 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina for William Herndon; dated 4/25/1767; true copy certified 1/22/1848. 1 item. 1 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated; Copy of Survey no. 0220 on verso.

    • William Herndon. Copy of Survey no. 220  (item #6)

      Herndon, William. Copy of Survey no. 0220 for 200 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina for William Herndon; dated 4/25/1767; true copy certified 1/22/1848. 1 item. 1 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated; Copy of Survey no. 0220 on verso.

    • Daniel McLellan. Deed no. 603  (item #7)

      McLellan, Daniel. Deed no. 0603 for 100 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina for 50 shillings for every hundred acres, paid by Daniel McLellan to the Treasury of North Carolina; survey & plat of land affixed; witnessed & sealed 10/29/1782; patented 10/23/1782; registered 1/10/1787. 1 item. 2 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated; seal (incomplete) attached.

    • James Bradley. Deed no. 2031  (item #8)

      Bradley, James. Deed no. 2031 for 38 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina for £10 for every hundred acres, paid by James Bradley to the Treasury of North Carolina; survey & plat of land affixed; witnessed & sealed 12/17/1796; registered 1/24/1799. 1 item. 2 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated.

    • William Harrison. Deed no 1292  (item #9)

      Harrison, William. Deed no. 1292 for 300 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina for 50 shillings for every hundred acres, paid by William Harrison to the Treasury of North Carolina; survey & plat of land affixed; witnessed & sealed 11/19/1787; registered 1/17/1792 1 item. 2 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated.

    • Thomas Smith. Deed for 240 acres of land  (item #10)

      Smith, Thomas. Deed for 240 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina paid to Thomas Smith by Richard Dobbs Spaight; signed 9/25/1799 by Richard Dobbs Spaight; executed 11/26/1799; recorded 2/1/1800. 1 item. 1 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated; Spaight was governor of North Carolina and a signer of the U. S. Declaration of Independence.

    • Thomas Smith. Deed no. 2545  (item #11)

      Smith, Thomas. Deed no. 2545 for 100 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina for 50 shillings for every 100 acres paid by Thomas Smith to the Treasury of North Carolina; survey & plat of land affixed; entered 10/25/1800; witnessed & sealed 8/30/1802; registered 10/14/1864 1 item. 2 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated.

    • Andrew McLellan. Deed no. 3048  (item #12)

      McLellan, Andrew. Deed no. 3048 for 37 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina paid to Andrew McLennan; survey & plat of land affixed; signed 11/7/1802; sealed & witnessed 5/23/1804; registered 4/4/1810. 1 item. 1 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated.

    • Thomson Singletary. Deed no. 3544  (item #13a)

      Singletary, Thomson. Deed no. 3544 for 200 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina for 50 shillings per hundred acres paid by Thomson Singletary to the Treasury of North Carolina; survey & plat of land affixed; entered 12/16/1811; witnessed & sealed 9/2/1814. 1 item. 2 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated.

    • Thomas Smith. Deed no. 3810  (item #13b)

      Smith, Thomas. Deed no. 3810 for 27 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina for $10 paid by Thomas Smith to the Treasury of North Carolina; survey & plat of land affixed; entered 2/22/1819; witnessed & sealed 11/30/1819; registered 10/14/1864 1 item. 2 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated.

    • Andrew McLellan Deed no. 4177  (item #14)

      McLellan, Andrew. Deed no. 4177 for 11 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina for $10 per hundred acres paid by Andrew McLellan to the Treasury of North Carolina; survey & plat of land affixed; entered 12/12/1833; witnessed & sealed 12/5/1835. 1 item. 2 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated.

    • John J. McMillan Deed no. 4580  (item #15)

      McMillan, John J. Deed no. 4580 for 100 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina for $10 for every 100 acres paid by John J. McMillan to the Treasury of North Carolina; survey & plat of land affixed; entered 11/3/1845; witnessed & sealed 2/10/1846. 1 item. 2 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated.

    • Joseph T. Melvin Deed no. 4959  (item #16)

      Melvin, Joseph T. Deed no. 4959 for 35 acres of land in Bladen County, North Carolina for 5 center per acre paid by Joseph T. Melvin to the Treasury of North Carolina; survey & plat of land affixed; entered 8/4/1852; witnessed & sealed 10/19/1852. 1 item. 2 p. Note: conserved & encapsulated.

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