Thomas Whitledge surveyed this 162 acre tract on Cedar Creek for John Whitaker on 27 Feb 1783, who received the deed for it on 3 Jan 1788. Then, on 13 Aug 1796, John and his wife Mary sold this tract to Moses Davis.
Surveyed for John Whitaker 162 acres of land, 140 acres on part of two treasury warrants No. 2059 & 2070, and 22 acres the residue by virtue of part of a treasury warrant No. 2063 in Jefferson County on the head branches of Cedar Creek waters of Salt River and adjoining John Whitakers 460 acre survey on the east and John Trigg's 250 acre survey on the west side. Bounded as followeth viz. Beginning at [A] a gum and poplar a south east corner to said Whitaker's 460 acre tract then along his line N 10 W 50 poles to [B] a hickory, ash and dogwood, thence N 80 E 108 poles to [C] an ash and small black oak near a fork of a branch in the line of John Frigg's 250 acre survey, then along his line S 30 E 160 poles to [D] a stooping white oak on a ridge, thence S 82 W 227 poles to [E] a hickory and white oak at the foot of the knob, thence N 10 W 110 poles to [F] two white oaks, thence N 80 E 40 poles to the beginning. November 16th 1784. Thomas Whitledge, surveyor. Chain carriers: William Coaffen, Charles Morgan.
Virginia Grant Book 13, pages 432-3
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 part of two land office treasury warrants numbers 2059, 2070 & 2063 issued the 22nd day of January 1780, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto John Whitaker a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and sixty two acres by survey bearing date the 16th of November 1780 lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the head branches of Cedar Creek waters of Salt River joining John Whitaker's four hundred & sixty acre survey on the west side and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a gum and poplar a south east corner said Whitaker's four hundred and sixty acre survey, thence along his line North ten degrees West fifty poles to a hickory, ash and dogwood, thence North eighty degrees East one hundred and eighty poles to an ash and small black oak near a fork of a branch in the line of John Trigs' two hundred & fifty acre survey, thence along his line South thirty degrees East one hundred and sixty poles to a stooping white oak on a ridge, thence South eighty two degrees West two hundred and twenty seven poles to a hickory and white oak at the foot of the knobs, thence South ten degrees West one hundred and ten poles to two white oaks, thence North eighty degrees East forty 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 John Whitaker 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 third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight and of the Commonwealth the twelfth. (signed) Edmund Randolph
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