This is the first of two 500 acre surveys that Samuel Smyth made for John Macker in August 1784. 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. 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. 13627, lying on Cane Run, a branch of Fox Creek emptying into the Rolling fork of Salt River on the north side and below Wilson's Creek. Beginning at a black oak, black gum, & ironwood on the south side of said run, running thence S 80 W 200 poles to a corner three white oaks on the north side of a pine knob, thence N 10 W 400 poles to three white oaks on the south side of a pine knob, thence N 80 E 200 poles to two white oaks on the north side of a knob, thence S 10 E 400 poles to the beginning. August 24th 1784. Sam Smyth, surveyor.
Virginia Grant Book 8, pages 20-21
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 a land office treasury warrant No. 13627 and issued the 13th day of August 1782 unto John Macker assignee of James Clarke a certain tract or parcel of land containing five hundred acres by survey bearing date the 24th day of August 1784, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on Cane Run a branch of Fox Creek emptying into the Rolling fork of Salt River on the north side next below Wilson's Creek, and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a black oak, black gum, & ironwood on the south side of said run, running thence South 80° West 200 poles to a corner three white oaks on the north side of a pine knob, thence North 10° West 400 poles to three white oaks on the south side of a pine knob, thence North 80° East 200 poles to two white oaks on the north side of a knob, thence South 10° East 400 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 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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