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              Joseph Smith’s Gift of Land to Son-in-Law Samuel Childers

[Transcribed from the manuscript copy by Dwight Childers, 15 November 2006. Original spelling,  punctuation, and
capitalization have been retained.  Please send any other corrections as directed in the Introduction.]

Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Smith of the county of Buncombe and State of North Carolina for
and in Consideration of the Love and Tender affection I have toward Samuel Childers my son in law of the county
and State aforesaid I do by these presents of my own free will give and grant to this [said?] Son in law his heirs
and assigns forever a certain piece or parcel of land in the county and State aforesaid Situate lying and being
where [said?] Childers now lives it being part of a Survey Entered and  deeded in my own name and Beginning at
a Black Oak the south corner of [said?] Tract and runs East one hundred poles to a stake Thence North one
hundred and Twenty poles [ ??? ] line to a stake, Thence along the west line Crossing a branch one hundred poles
to a post Oak Thence South  one hundred and Twenty poles to the Beginning Containing  Twenty five acres,
together with all ways wood, waters and every appurtenance thereunto belonging I have for myself my heirs
Executors by these presents given and granted the said land unto the [?] Son in law his heirs and assigns; and I
warrant and defend said land free and clear from the Lawfull Claims or Claims of all persons whatsoever unto him
the [said?] Childers his heirs and assigns In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twentieth
day of September One Thousand Eight hundred and seven: Signed and delivered in the presence of John Jarrett  
State of N Carolina Buncombe County

Joseph [his mark] Smith

January Sessions 1808. The within deed was proved in Open Court by John Jarrett
Subscribing witness thereto; recorded and ordered to be Registered 23rd March 1808
Certified D. Vance