Using a warrant assigned to him by George May, Samuel Smyth surveyed 400 acres for himself along the Wilson Creek on 8 Sep 1783. He obtained his deed for the tract on 9 May 1786. Smyth appears to have sold 200 acres from this plat to Henry Countriman on 9 Mar 1791.
Surveyed for Samuel Smyth 400 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of part of a treasury warrant No. 7347 on the waters of Wilson's Creek and adjoining George Wilson's preemption on the north side. Beginning at a hickory & dogwood corner to said preemption, thence with his line S 57 W 253 poles to two white oaks, thence N 40 W 253 poles to a large white oak & dogwood, thence N 57 E 253 poles to a white oak & dogwood, thence S 40 E 253 poles to the beginning. September 8th 1783. Sam Smyth, surveyor.
Virginia Grant Book 3, page 322
Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of part of a land office treasury warrant number 7347 and issued the 15th day of October 1781 there is granted by the said Commonwealth onto Samuel Smith, assignee of George May, a certain track or parcel of land containing 400 acres by survey bearing date the 8th day of September 1783, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the waters of Wilson Creek and adjoining George Wilson's preemption on the north side and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a hickory & dogwood corner to said preemption, running thence with his line South 57° West 253 poles to two white oaks, thence North 40° West 253 poles to a large white oak & dogwood, thence North 57° East 253 poles to a white oak & dogwood, thence South 40° East 253 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Samuel Smith & his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six, and of the Commonwealth the tenth. (signed) Patrick Henry
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