John Ray surveyed a 700 acre tract for George Cullum on 7 June 1784 on the south side of Salt River near Long Lick Creek. A deed to the tract was issued on 19 Jul 1786. Both survey and deed are shown below, together with their transcriptions.
Surveyed for George Cullum 700 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of part of a treasury warrant No 1809 Beginning at black oak, white oak, and beech trees standing at the mouth of a small gut on the south side of Salt River, thence down the meanders of said river South 60 poles, S 40 W 100 poles, S 25 W 80 poles, S 60 W 60 poles, N 80 W 60 poles to three white oaks on the bank of the river, thence S 48 E 398 poles to two white oaks and ash tree, thence N 42 E 320 poles to two elm trees, thence N 48 W 398 poles to the Beginning. June 7th 1784. John Ray, Assistant Surveyor
Virginia Grant Book 6, pp 402-3
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 No. 1809 issued the 19th day of November 1779, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto George Cullum a certain tract or parcel of land containing seven hundred acres by survey bearing date the seventh day of June 1786, lying and being in the county of Jefferson and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a black oak, white oak and beech tree standing on the mouth of a small gut on the south side of Salt River, thence down the meanders of said river South sixty poles, South forty degrees West one hundred poles, South twenty five degrees West eighty poles, South sixty degrees West sixty poles, North eighty degrees West sixty poles to three white oaks on the bank of the river, thence South forty eight degrees East three hundred and ninety eight poles to two white oaks and ash trees, thence North forty two degrees East three hundred and twenty poles to two elms, thence North forty eight degrees West three hundred and ninety eight poles to the Beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenance to the said George Cullum and 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 nineteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six and of the Commonwealth the eleventh. (signed) P. Henry
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