Deed of Land to Piney Mountain Baptist Church, 1902
[Transcribed by Dwight Childers, 6 September 2007. Original spelling and punctuation have been retained.]
This Indenture made and entered this 10 day of February A. D. 1902, by and between W. J. Beachboard & Wife Minnie B. Beachboard Wesley Sheppard & wife Matilda L. Sheppherd all of the County of Buncombe and State of North Carolina, parties of the first part and O. T. Bell A. M. Elkins T. S. Dillingham M. N. Bradley Trustees of the Pine Mountain Baptist Church, Parties of the Second part, Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum five dollars to them in hand paid by the said parties of the second part the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged have given granted bargained and sold conveyed and confirmed and these presents do give, grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto the said parties of the second part and their successors in office as Trustees of said church a certain piece parcel or lot of land situated lying and being in Buncombe County North Carolina adjoining the lands of Jas H. Merrimon W. J. Beachboard & others, Bounded as follows. Beginning on a stake in J. H. Merrimon’s line, then runs N. 10 poles to a black oak J. W. Shepherds corner, then E. 1 poles to a stake, then N 5* E. 7 poles to a white oak then N 78* W. 9 poles to a pine, then S. 10* W. 16 poles to a Stake in the field then S. 82* E. 9 ¼ poles to the beginning, Containing 2 acres more or less. To Have and to Hold the above described land and premises with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto or in any wise appertaining unto the said parties of the second part as trustees and their Successors in office said land and premises are to be used for a Missionary Baptist Church and the Masonic Fraternaty and also for the use of the Odd Fellows, as long as such organization shall exist When Said land & premises ceases to be used for either of said purposes as above mentioned then said land is to revert back to the said W. J. Beachboard & Wesley Shepherd their heirs and assigns. And the parties of the first part do hereby covenant to and with said parties of the second part as Trustees and their successors in office that the said parties of the first part are lawfully seized in fee simple of said land and have full right and power to convey the same unto the said parties of the second part, (as Trustees) in fee simple, said land and premises are free from any and incumbrances and that they will and their heirs will forever warnt and defend the said land against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever. In Witness Whereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals, this the day and year first above written.
W. J. Beachboard [seal] M. B. Beachboard [seal] J. W. Shepherd [seal] M. L. x Shepherd [seal] State of North Carolina} County of Buncombe } I, Isaac Holcombe a Justice of the Peace of Buncombe County do hereby certify that W. J. Beachboard & wife Minnie B. Beachboard J. W. Shepherd & wife Miltada L. Shephard personally appeared before me this day and acknowledged the due execution by them of the foregoing Deed. And the said Minnie B. Beachboard and Matilda L. Shepherd being by me privately examined Separate and apart from their said husbands, touching their voluntary execution of the same doth State that they signed the same freely and voluntarily without fear or compulsion of her said husband or any other person and they doth still voluntarily assent thereto. Witness my hand and Seal this the 10th day of February 1902.
Isaac Holcombe a Justice of the peace of Buncombe County N. C. State of North Carolina} County of Buncombe }
The foregoing certificate of Isaac Holcombe a Justice of the Peace for the County of Buncombe under his hand and official seal is hereby adjudged to be correct, in due form and according to law. Let the foregoing instrument with all the certificates be registered. Dated Dec. 1 – 1902.
J. B. Cain Deputy Clerk Superior Court Buncombe County N. C. Reg. Dec. 1st A. D. 1902 – 3 P. M.