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Treasury Warrant to Jacob Goodman - September 1, 1785
Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants, Grant Book S, Page 350

Patrick Henry Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting:

Know ye, that by virtue of a Certificate in Right of Titlement given by the Commissioners for adjusting the Titles to unpatented Lands in the District of Washington and Montgomery and in Consideration of the ancient composition of one Pound ten Shillings sterling paid by Jacob Goodman into the Treasury of this Commonwealth. There is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said Jacob Goodman assignee of Abraham Fulkerson who was assignee of Edward Callahan a certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing three hundred Acres by Survey bearing Date the twenty first day of December one thousand seven hundred and eighty two lying and being in the County of Washington on the Waters of beaver creek a branch of Holstein River and bounded as followeth To wit, Beginning at four white oak saplings in a Hollow at the East end of the Brushey Ridge and running thence North nine degrees West one hundred and fifty four poles crossing Fulkersons Spring branch to a tripple (sic) white oak by the same, North thirty seven Degrees West one hundred poles to a Hickory sapling and two white oaks West Eighty five Poles to three small white oaks at the foot of a naked hill South twenty one degrees West sixty eight Poles to three red oaks on the end of a ridge South fifty degrees West one hundred and Eighty seven Poles to two white oaks corner to James Fulkersons lands and at the foot of a Brushy ridge thence South Eighty four degreess East three hundred and forty four Poles along said Ridge to the Beginning with its appurtenances To have and to have and to hold the said Tract or Parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Jacob Goodman and his heirs for ever. In Witness whereof the said Patrick Henry Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath here unto set his Hand and caused the lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the first day of September in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty five and of the Commonwealth the Tenth.

P. Henry


Thanks to Riley Goodin for his help in transcribing the following survey.

Jacob Goodman's survey
October 16, 1787 - Washington Co., VA

Surveyed for Jacob Goodman Eighty four acres of land in Washington County by virtue of Virginia Land Office Preemption Warrant dated the 21st day of February 1783 and No. 2387 lying on the waters of Beaver Creek a branch of Holstein River. Beginning at three small white oaks corner to the land he lives on and running thence; S78 W102 poles to a white oak and black oak in a hollow; S48 W80 poles to three white oaks on the bank of a sink hole; S6 W108 poles to two white oaks corner to said land & with the lines thereof; N50 E187 poles to three red oaks on the end of a ridge; N21 E68 poles to the Beginning.

Octr ye 16th 1787

Robert Preston, SWC


Treasury Warrant to Jacob Goodman - September 14, 1792
Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants, Grant Book 27, Page 140

Henry Lee Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Know ye, that by virtue and in consideration of a preemption Treasury Warrant Number two thousand three hundred and eighty seven, issued the twenty first day of February one thousand seven hundred and eighty three, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jacob Goodman a certain Tract or parcel of Land, containing Eighty four Acres, by survey bearing date the sixteenth day of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, lying and being in the County of Washington, on the Waters of Beaver Creek, a branch of holstin River, and bounded as followeth to wit, Beginning at three small white oaks corner to the Land that he lives on, and running thence South seventy eight degrees West one hundred and two poles to a white oak and black oak in a hollow, South forty eight degrees West eighty poles to three white oaks on the bank of a sink hole, South six degrees West one hundred and eight poles to two white oaks corner to said land and with the lines thereof North fifty degrees East one hundred and eighty seven poles to three red oaks on the end of a ridge, North twenty one degrees East sixty eight poles to the Beginning With its appurtenances, To have and to hold the said Tract or parcel of Land with its appurtenances, to the said Jacob Goodman and his heirs forever. In Witness whereof the said Henry Lee Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand, and caused the lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond, on the fourteenth day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety two, and of the Commonwealth the seventeenth.

Henry Lee


Adam and Margaret Goodman to Thomas Copenhaver & Elizabeth Falke et al
December 27, 1854 - Smyth Co., VA Deed Book 6, Page 326

This deed made this 27 day of December 1854 between Adam Goodman and Margaret his wife of the one part and Thomas Copenhaver & Elizabeth Falke widow of Christian Falke deceased and Charles Falke Lucy Falke Edward Falke Harman Falke and Mary Falke children & heirs of Christian Falke deceased of the other part Witnesseth that whereas by a title bond bearing date on the 24 day of April 1852 in the life time of said Christian Falke and Thomas Copenhaver the tract of land whereon he then lived and which by the will of John Goodman deceased was devised to the said Adam Goodman subject to the right of Elizabeth widow of John Goodman to whom he devised a life estate in said land which interest had been leased by Adam & which is included in said contract as appeared by agrement of Lease in John Copenhavers hands between said Adam & Elizabeth Goodman for which said Falke & Copenhaver agreed to pay said Adam Copenhaver Fifteen Hundred Dollars as follows Seven hundred and fifty dollars in cash on the 9 day of February 1853 and in two years afterwards on the 9 day of February 1855 seven hundred and fifty dollars payable in two good work horses geared at trade valuation and the balance in cash and whereas suit was instituted in the Circuit Court of Smyth County in the name of the parties of the first part against the said Adam Goodman to enforce the specific performance of the said contract and whereas on the 9 day of September 1853 a decree was rendered in said case by said Circuit Court of Smyth against the said Adam Goodman decreeing that the said contract be specifically performed and that said Adam Good deliver possession to the complainants the said parties of the second part of the land in the Bill and proceedings mentioned, being all the rights of the said Adam Goodman as devisee & lessee of said land on the 20 day of December 1855 and execute and acknowledge and deliver to them a deed conveying the same with covenants of general warranty in which deed a lein shall be retained for the deferred instalments of the purchase and that complainants pay to the defendant when the possession is delivered and the deed aforesaid made Seven hundred and thirty dollars the balence due upon the first payment of the purchase money twenty dollars having paid in hand: but the Court gives no interest upon this sum inasmuch as it was tendered when due to the defendant & the defendant has retained possession of the land without being required to account for rents and profits and that the complainants also deliver to the said Adam Goodman on the said 20 day of December 1853 a bond with good security for the sum of seven hundred and fifty Dollars due upon the 9 day of February 1855 payable in two good work horses geared at trade valuation and the balance in caseh & whereas said decree has been affirmed by the District Court of Appeals at Abingdon at the december term of said court 1854 Now this Indenture witnesseth That the said Adam Goodman & Margaret Goodman do grant and convey unto the parties of the second part according to their legal rights therein all the rights title interest and claim of the said Adam Goodman & wife in and to said land being the tract described in said title bond and the said Elizabeth Goodman having departed this life with general warranty but the said Adam Goodman expressly reserves a lein on said land for the deferred instalments of the purchase money which deed is to be delivered whenever said Seven hundred and thirty Dollars shall be paid Witness the following signatures & seals.

Adam his X mark Goodman {Seal}
Margaret her X mark Goodman {Seal}

State of Tennessee Sullivan County to wit

I Joseph C.A. Newton justice of the peace for the county aforesaid in the state aforesaid do certify that Adam Goodman whose name is signed to the writing above bearing date on the 27 day of December 1854 has acknowledged the same before me in my county aforesaid given under my hand this 28 day of December 1854

Joseph C.A. Newton JP

State of Tennessee Sullivan County to wit

We John Patton and Joseph C.A. Newton justices of the peace for the county aforesaid in the state aforesaid do certify that Margaret Goodman the wife of Adam Goodman whose names are signed to the writing above bearing date on the 27 day of December 1854 personally appeared before us in the county aforesaid and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her she the said Margaret Goodman acknowledged the said writing to be her act and declared that she had willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it Given under our hands this 28 day of December 1854

John Patton JP
Joseph C.A. Newton

Virginia. At a Court held for Smyth County 20 day of February 1855 This deed of bargain & sale from Adam Goodman & wife To Thomas Copenhaver was presented in court the above date and with the certificates of acknowledgments & privy examination annexed ordered to be recorded

Teste E.L. Roberts DC


Martin R. Wolfe from Rachel Wolfe et al - October 17, 1859
Smyth Co., VA Deed Book 8, Page 40

This Deed made this 17th day of October 1859 between Martin R. Wolfe of the one part & Rachael Wolfe Edward Hutton & Elizabeth his wife Nathaniel W. Jones & Dicey J. his wife Samuel robinson & mahala his wife James H. Snider and Sarah C. his wife Drury S. Bishop & Ruth C. his wife Caleb Shurwood & Susan E. his wife Silas H. Wolfe & Elizabeth his wife James D. Wolfe & Mary A. his wife & Sampson H. Wolfe of the other part, Witnesseth that the said parties of the second part doth grant unto Martin R. Wolfe part of the first part with covenants of General warranty all their right title and interest in & to a certain tract or parcel of land lying on the waters of the middle fork of Holstein River in Smyth County being the same tract of land conveyed by Harvey Debord to Martin Wolfe by deed of date Septr. 21st 1841 and of recorded in Smyth County Court containing seventy five acres more or less and bounded as follows. Begining at two Black oaks on a line of John Anderson & with the same S64 W74 poles to a large walnut on a line of John M. Preston land and with the same N20 E12 poles to a small white oak N35 W52 poles to two sourwoods S85 W44 poles to a poplar thence N40 W66 poles to a bunch of mulberries corner of John Copenhaver's land & with his line N87 E246 poles to a large buckeye near a spring branch S10 poles to a line of John Andersons & with the same S72 W55 poles to a stake corner to said Anderson thence S14 W57 poles to the begining. Witness the following signatures and seals

Rachel Wolfe {Seal}

Edward his X mark Hutton {Seal}

Elizabet her X mark Hutton {Seal}

Nathaniel W. Jones {Seal}

Dicey her X mark Jones {Seal}

Samuel Robinson {Seal}

Mahala her X mark Robinson {Seal}

Caleb Sherwood {Seal}

Susan E. her X mark Sherwood {Seal}

James H. Snider {Seal}

Sarah C. her X mark Snider {Seal}

Drury S. Bishop {Seal}

Ruth C. Bishop {Seal}

Silas H. Wolfe {Seal}

Elizabeth her X mark Wolfe {Seal}

James D. Wolfe {Seal}

Mary A. her X mark Wolfe {Seal}

S.H. Wolfe {Seal}

Virginia Smyth County to wit;

I John S. Copenhaver Notary Public in & for the County & State aforesaid do certify that Edward Hutton, Nathaniel W. Jones, S.H. Wolfe & James D. Wolfe personally appeared before me in my County aforesaid and acknowledged the writing above bearing date the 17th day of October 1859 to be their act and deed & I do also certify that Elizabeth Hutton wife of Edward Hutton Dicey J. Jones wife of Nathaniel W. Jones & Mary A. Wolfe wife of James D. Wolfe whose names are signed to the writing above bearing date the 17th day of October 1859 personally appeared before me in my County aforesaid and being by me examined privily and appart from their husbands and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to them they the said Elizabeth Hutton, Dicey J. Jones & Mary A. Wolfe acknowledged the same to be their act & deed & declared that they had willingly executed the same and do not wish to retract it Given under my hand & seal this 17th day of October 1859.

Jno. S. Copenhaver N.P.

Virginia: Washington County to wit

This day Samuel Robertson & Caleb Sherwood whose names are signed to foregoing deed bearing date the 17th day October 1859 personally appeared before me Jas Crow a Justice of the Peace for said County and acknowledged the same before me in said County. Given under my hand this the 12 day of January 1860

Jas. Crow J.P.

Va. Washington County to wwit;

We Sampson C. Patterson and Jas Crow two Justices of the peace for said County do hereby certify that Rachel Wolfe the wife of Martin Wolfe decd. Mahala Robinson the wife of Samuel Robinson Susan E. Shearwood the wife of Caleb Sherwood whose names are signed to the foregoing deed bearing date the 17th day of October 1859 personally appeared before us privily and appart from their husbands and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to them the said Rachel Wolfe, Mahala Robinson and Susan E. Sherwood declared that they had willing signed the said deed and did not wish to retract it. Given under our hands this the 12th day of January 1860.

S.C. Patterson J.P.
Jas Crow J.P.

Virginia: Lee County to wit;

This day James H. Snider, Drury S. Bishop & Silas H. Wolf whose names are signed to the foregoing deed bearing date the 17th day of October 1859 personally appeared before me N.M. Scott a Justice of the peace for said County and acknowledged the same before me in said County Given under my hand this 25th day of October 1859

N.M. Scott J.P.

Virginia Lee County to wit;

We N.M. Scott and Wm. McDonald Justices of the peace for said County do hereby certify that Sarah C. Snider, the wife of James H. Snider, and Ruth C. Bishop the wife of Drury S. Bishop and Elizabeth Wolfe the wife of Silas H. Wolfe whose names are signed to the foregoing deed bearing date the 17th day of October 1859 personally appeared before us in our county and being examined by uss privily and apart from their husbands and having said deed fully explained to them the said Sarah C. Snider & Ruth C. Bishop and Elizabeth Wolfe declared that they had willingly signed the said deed and did not wish to retract it. Given under our hands this 25th day of October 1859

N.M. Scott J.P.
Wm. McDonald J.P.


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