Jacob Horine obtained 500 acres in the knobs along Knob Creek in 1784, and it would be his family's home for years to come. Below is the original survey and deed for this land.
Surveyed July 4th 1784 for Jacob Horine 500 acres of land on a Treasury Warrant No. 13618, and entered 20th December 1783. Situate lying and being in the County of Jefferson on Nob Creek waters of Salt River to(wit) Beginning at the mouth of a branch that heads up in the Bald Hills at a Beach and Sugartree, Running N 60 W 100 poles to a Sugartree, 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 D.S. [deputy surveyor]
Geo May S.J.C. [surveyor Jefferson County?]
John Couts and Henry Crazer, chainmen
Michael Horine, pilot & marker
Virginia Grant Book 14, pages 60-61
Beverley 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 a Land Office Treasury Warrant No. 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 five hundred 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 hills at a Beech and Sugar tree running North sixty degrees west one hundred poles to a sugar tree, ash, and elm, thence North thirty degrees East four hundred poles to a sugar tree and ash, thence north sixty degrees East two hundred poles crossing a branch to a white oak & black (oak), thence South thirty degrees West four hundred poles to three white oaks, thence North sixty degrees West one hundred 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 Beverley 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 thirty first day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of the Commonwealth the twelfth.
(signed) B. Randolph
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