On 4 Jul 1784, Baker Ewing led a survey team that surveyed 500 acres for Jacob Horine that lay on the waters of Knob Creek at a branch that headed up in the "bald hill." The survey was based on a treasury warrant originally issued to James Clark, who signed it over to Jacob Myers who then assigned it to Jacob Horine who received his deed for this tract on 31 Aug 1787. The drawing shown here has been rotated to correct its orientation.
Surveyed July 4th 1784 for Jacob Horine 500 acres of land on a treasury warrant No. 13618 and entered 20th Dec 1783, situate lying and being in the county of Jefferson on Knob Creek waters of Salt River, to wit. Beginning at the mouth of a branch that heads up in the Bald Hill at a beech and sugar tree, running N 60° W 100 poles to a sugar tree, ash & elm, thence N 30° E 400 poles to a sugar tree and ash, thence S 60° E 200 poles crossing a branch to a white oak and black oak, thence S 30° W 400 poles to three white oaks, thence N 60° W 100 poles crossing a branch to the beginning. Baker Ewing, surveyor. John Couts and Henry Crazer, chain men. Michael Horine, pilot & marker.
Virginia Grant Book 14, pages 60-61
Beverly Randolph Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of two land office treasury warrants number 13618 issued the 3rd day of August 1782, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jacob Horine a certain tract or parcel of land containing 500 acres by survey bearing date the 4th day of July 1784, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on Knob Creek waters of Salt River and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at the mouth of a branch that heads up in the Bald Hill at a beech and sugar tree, running North 60° West 100 poles to a sugar tree, ash & elm, thence North 30° East 400 poles to a sugar tree and ash, thence South 60° East 200 poles crossing a branch to a white oak and black oak, thence South 30° West 400 poles to three white oaks, thence North 60° West 100 poles crossing a branch to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Jacob Horine and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Beverly Randolph Esquire, Lieutenant 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 31st day of August in the year of our Lord 1787, and of the Commonwealth the 12th. (signed) B. Randolph
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