On 2 Feb 1783, Samuel Smyth surveyed this 500 acre tract for John Macker. Note that his surname was spelled several ways including Macher, Machir, and Mackir, but we will identify him as John Macker. Below is a transcription of the original survey with a reference drawing, followed by an image of the original survey; and an image of the warrant used to obtain the patent. Next you will find a transcription of the deed Macker received granting the land to him which was issued on 10 Dec 1785.
Surveyed for John Macker 500 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of a treasury warrant No. 3790, lying on Wilson's Creek, a branch of the Rolling Fork of Salt River, adjoining Philip Huffman's survey on the west side beginning 60 poles from the northwest corner of said Huffman's survey at an ash, hickory & elm, running thence S 60 W 229 poles to three large maples on the bank of the Rolling Fork, thence S 30 E 350 poles to a corner, three hickorys, an ash & a white oak, thence N 60 E 229 poles to a corner of Philip Huffman's survey a Spanish oak, two elms & a sugar tree on the west side of a high knob, thence N 30 W 350 poles with Philip Huffman's line to the beginning. Feby 2nd 1783. Sam Smyth, surveyor
Virginia Grant Book 8, Page 14
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. 3790 and issued the 14th day of March 170, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto John Macker a certain tract or parcel of land containing five hundred acres by survey bearing date the second day of February 1783, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on Wilson's Creek, a branch of the Rolling Fork of Salt River and joining Phillip Huffman's survey on the west side and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning sixty poles from the North west corner of Huffman's survey at an ash, hickory and elm trees, running thence South sixty degrees West two hundred and twenty nine poles to three large maples on the bank of the Rolling Fork, thence South thirty degrees East three hundred and fifty poles to three hickories, and ash and white oak, thence North sixty degrees East two hundred & twenty nine poles to a corner of Phillip Huffman's survey, a Spanish oak, two elms and sugar tree on the northwest side of a high knob, thence North thirty degrees West three hundred and fifty poles with Philip Huffman's line to the beginning with its appurtenances to the said John Macker 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 tenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five and of the Commonwealth the tenth. (signed) Patrick Henry
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