On 22 Jan 1784, Joseph Brooks obtained the rights to patent 200 acres of land from William Allen, and on 5 Jan 1786, Robert Breckinridge surveyed the tract for Brooks. This tract lay north of Salt River, and adjoined tracts belonging to Jacob Myers and Thomas McGee. Brooks would obtain his deed to the land on 19 Jun 1788.
For value received, I hereby assign to Joseph Brooks of Jefferson County and state of Virginia my right to a two hundred acre entry made in my name on Salt River adjoining Jacob Myers' preemption and Thomas McGee's entry of 400 acres, and bind myself to said Brooks, his heirs or assigns, to defend the same from all other claims. Given under my hand and seal this 22 of January 1784. (signed) William Allen. Teste: Nathaniel Owens, Isaac Morrison.
Surveyed for Joseph Brooks, assignee of William Allen, 200 acres of land by virtue of an entry made on a treasury warrant No. 5266, lying in Jefferson County on the north side of Salt River adjoining Myers' preemption of 400 acres beginning at the northeast corner of said Myers' at A, a white oak & beech & bounded as follows (viz) N 35° W 42 poles to a beech at B, near a road, West 86 poles to a white oak & small elm, N 45° W 28 poles to a small hickory & beech, N 80° W 140 poles to four white oaks on a ridge, S 20° E 268 poles to three hickories in McGee's back line & with said line N 55° E 110 poles to a red oak in Myers' line & with the same N 35° W 40 poles to a red oak, corner to said Myers & with his back line N 55° E 136 poles to the beginning. January 5th 1786. Robert Breckinridge, surveyor.
Virginia Grant Book 16, pages 26-27
Edmund Randolph 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 a land office treasury warrant No. 5269 issued the 22nd day of June 1780, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Joseph Brooks, assignee of William Allen, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 200 acres by survey bearing date the 5th day of January 1786, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the north side of Salt River joining Myers' preemption of 400 acres and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at the northeast corner of said Myers' at a white oak & beech, North 35° West 42 poles to a beech near a road, West 86 poles to a white oak & small elm, North 45° West 28 poles to a small hickory & beech, North 80° West 140 poles to four white oaks on a ridge, Soyth 20° East 268 poles to three hickories in McGee's back line & with said line North 55° East 110 poles to a red oak in Myers' line & with the same North 35° West 40 poles to a red oak, corner to said Myers & with his back line North 55° East 136 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land unto Joseph Brooks and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Edmund Randolph 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 19th day of June in the year of our Lord 1788, and of the Commonwealth the 12th. (signed) Edmund Randolph
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