Document. John Cowan to James McKinney, Castle's Woods property, 1788

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THIS INDENTURE, made the eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, between 'James McKinney, of the County of Russell, in the State of Virginia of the one part and 'John Cowan, of Green County and state of North Carolina[1] of the other part witnesseth that the said John Cowan for and in consideration of the sum of sixty-six pounds of current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said 'James McKinney' doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said 'James McKinney' and his heirs a certain tract or parcel of land in the County of Russell containing 'two hundred and thirty-five acres' by survey bearing date the 'twenty-fifth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three', lying and being in the County of Russell, on both sides of McKinney's Run a short branch of 'Clinch River' and bounded as followeth, to wit: Beginning at the foot of Copper Creek Ridge at a popular corner to 'William Cowan's land and with a line thereof north fifty-one degrees west one hundred fifty-three poles to a white oak and ash sappling on the east side of the ridge. North thirty degrees east one hundred and fifty-five poles to a black oak and a white oak at the foot of a rocky ridge thence, leaving said line, North forty-seven degrees East, one hundred and forty-nine poles crossing the branch to two white oaks at the foot of a ridge South thirty-two degrees east forty poles to a black and white oak of the side of a ridge south forty-three degrees west forty-five poles to three white oak saplings on the west side of a ridge south Twenty-five degrees east eighty poles to a beech near a branch south four degrees west one hundred poles crossing the branch to a white oak and ridge at the foot of Copper Creek ridge' and along thereon south forty four degrees west one hundred and twenty-six poles to the BEGINNING, together with all its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto the said James McKinney and his heirs to the sole use and behoof of him the said James McKinney and his heirs forever, and the said John Cowen for himself and his heirs doeth covenant with the said James McKinney and his heirs that the said John Cowan and his heirs the said land with the appurtenances unto the said James McKinney and his heirs against all persons what so ever will forever warrant and defend. In Witness whereof the said John Cowen hath hereunto subscribed his name and affixed his seal the day and year above written.

John Cowen. (seal)

At a Court held for Russell County the 18th day of November 1788. This indenture of Bargain and sale of land from John Cowen to James McKinney was acknowledged in court and ordered to be recorded.

Teste: Henry Dickenson, C. R. C. A Copy,
Teste: E. R. Combs, Clerk Circuit Court, Russell County Virginia.

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  1. Greene County was at the time a part of Tennessee,
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