Lemuel J. Howell

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Hertford County Deed Book A page 18 & 19





North Carolina

Hertford County


This Indenture entered into this 26th day of May 1862 By and between Charles Skinner of Warren County in said State party of the first part, and Richard Jordan of Gates County of said State party of the second part. Witnesseth, That the said Charles Skinner for and in consideration of the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars to him in hand paid by the said Richard Jordan at and before the signing and sealing these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the said Richard Jordan therefrom released has given, granted, bargained, sold, released, conveyed, and confirmed and by these presents does give, grant, bargain, sell, release, convey, and confirm unto the said Richard Jordan a certain tract and parcel of land lying and being in the County of Hertford aforesaid on the West side of the waters of the Chowan River bounded by said River and the lands of Abram Riddick, Lemuel Howell and others and supposed to contain One Thousand and fifty acres more or less, usually known as Skinners Quarter. To have and to hold the aforesaid land with all and singular the rights, ways, easements, privileges, and other appurtenances thereunto belonging to him, said Richard Jordan, his heirs and assigns, the aforesaid land and every part thereof. And a good and indefeasible estate in fee simple therein forever to cuarrant and defend to the said Richard Jordan his heirs and assigns from and against the claims and demands of all persons whatsoever.

In Testimony Whereof he hereto subscribes his name and affixes his seal the day and date aforesaid. Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us.

W. N. H. Smith Chas Skinner (SEAL)

Jno A. Vann


Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions


State of North Carolina February Term 1863

Hertford County


The due execution of the above and foregoing Deed is proved in open Court by the oath of John A. Vann one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereunto and ordered to be registered.


Test: L. M. Couper, Clerk


SHC Deed Book 28 Page 429

Southampton County Deed Book 28
Page 429


This Deed made this 14th day of April A.D. 1853 between Susannah Howell of Hertford County, N. C. and Wm. Murfee of Southampton COunty, VA. Whereforth, That the said Susannah Howell do ____ unto the said Wm. Murfee his heirs, ____ and assigns all of her ____ ____ in the tract or parcel of land at or near Franklin Depot in the county of Southampton, Va. whereas

Page 430

David Howell, her late husband ____ ___ and possessed from the 1st day of January 1853 for the ____ and ____ her the said Susannah Howell's life to hold to hers and his heirs, admin, & proper use for which the said Wm. Murfee promises to pay her forty dollars lawfull money to be paid at the end of each year as the amount ____ becomes due. Nevertheless the said Wm. Murfee is to allow Robt. G. Edwards to retain posession of land till the 1st of January 1855 he having leased the same for the term of three years commencing the 1st of January 182 at the price of fifty dollars and the said R. G. Edwards pay to the said Wm. Murfee amounts of fifty dollars for his rent annually as it becomes due for the years 1853 & 1854 and the receipt of the said Wm Murfee will be good for the same. Witness our signatures and seals.

Teste,  John B. Wiggins                            Susannah Howell  {SEAL}
his                                Wm. Murfee       {SEAL}
Lemuel  X  J. Howell