Know ye that we have granted to James Mayfield a tract of land containing 640 acres lying and being in our County of Davidson,lying on the head of the West Fork of Mill Creek, beginning at an elm on Thomas Denton's north boundary and runs north 102 poles to a red oak on William Overall's north boundary line; thence with said line crossing a branch of the West Fork of Mill creek 196 poles, continuing to an elm on John Henderson's line 326 poles and 6/10ths to an oak, thence east 236 poles to an Ash in Thomas Denton's west boundary, thence north to said Denton's corner mulberry and honey locus 186 poles and 6/10ths, thence east to the beginning. Dated April 1786.
Signed by Richard Caswell Gov. of North Carolina.
From: (Tennessee) Historical and Genealogical Data about Brentwood Families , The Mayfields page 121.