Update: I found I had the images out of order and that what was Page 6 continues the dowry release. It is all reasonably ordered now.
My grandfather, Gilbert Gillespie, told my father that this deed was the key to everything. My dad thought thought it had something to do with the theory that we are related to Alexander Anderson “Big Foot” Wallace. Both are gone know, so it up to me to figure out.
I do know that Samuel J Campbell was my grandfather’s cousin twice removed. I have no idea if William A Anderson was any relation.
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Here is the transcription of the deed.
Saml J Campbell’s trust & c
To squiqqle line Deed
Wm A Anderson
1878 Mch 19
Recorded in Deed Book
QQ page 212
This deed made this 15th day of March 1878 between James B Dorman and Chas A Davidson trustees of Saml J Campbell of the first part John C Bonds a Commisioner of the Circuit Court of Rockbridge of the second part Saml J Campbell and M L Campbell his wife of the third part and Wm A Anderson of the fourth part are all of the County of Rockbridge and State of Virginia Witnesseth; Whereas it appears from a Report of sale filed in the Chancery cause depending in the Circuit Court of Rockbridge in the name of Saml J Campbell’s trustees against Saml J Campbell & others, that James B Dorman and Chas A Davidson trustees under the authority of a deed of trust executed by said Campbell to them on the12th day of March 1872, and of Record in the Clerks Office of Rockbridge County County; and pursuant to a decree of the Circuit Court of Rockbridge pronounced in said Chancery Cause in the 10 day of April 1873, Offered for sale at public auction on the 11th day of June 1873 a certain lot of land near Lexington containing about Six Acres situated on the North side of the “Fair Grounds” Road adjoining the lands of John Miller and other at which sale Wm A Anderson being the highest bidder became the purchaser
of said lot for the Sum of One Thousand Dollars which sale was satisfied and Confirmed by the Court as appears from a decree rendered in said cause on the 15th day of September 1873. An d whereas it also appears from another decree pronounced in said cause on the 11th day of March 1878, that it was among
other things ” adjudged ordered and decreed
” that the said trustees do convey to the pur-
” chaser of the six acre lot the said lot by
” a deed with special warranty as soon
” as the purchase money is paid, in which
” said deed the defendants S J Campbell and M L
” Campbell his wife will unite and convey
” with general warranty and J C Bond a
” Special Commissioner for the purpose appointed will
” also unite and will convey with Special
” Warranty the interests of all other parties
” to the cause: And whereas the said
purchase money has been paid in full, Am therefore in consideration of the premises, as well as of Five Dollars in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said James B Dorman and Chas A Davidson trustees of Saml J Campbell and John C Bond Commissioner as
aforesaid do??? grant with Special Warranty, and the said Samuel J Campbell and M L Campbell his wife do grant with general warranty unto William A Anderson all that certain lot or parcel of land sold as aforesaid containing six acres more or less Situated on the Fair Grounds road and is the same lot of land conveyed by W N Pendleton & wife to Saml J Campbell by deed dated Oct 22 1870 and Recorded in the office of the Clerk of the County Court of Rockbridge in Book SS p 328 and from S J Campbell to J B Dorman and Chas A Davidson trustees by deed date March 12, 1872 and recorded in said Clerks Office in Book MM p 155 reference to which deed is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot. To have and to hold the above dis??? lot or parcel of land with its appurtenances to him the said William A Anderson his heirs and ass?? for ever.
Witness the follow Signatures and Seals
J B Dorman Trustee
Chas A Davidson Trustee
John C Bonds Comm
S J Campbell
M L Campbell
State of Virginia
Rockbridge County to wit
I J P Moore a Notary
Public for the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do certify that S. J. Campbell whose name is signed to the writing annexed(?) bearing date March 15th 1878 has acknowledged the same before me in the County aforesaid. And I further certify that M. L. Campbell the wife of S. J. Campbell whose names are signed to the writing annexed bearing date March 15th 1878 personally appeared before me in the County aforesaid and being examined by me privately and apart from her husband and having the writing aforesaid full explained to her. she the said M. L. Campbell acknowledged the said writing to be her ?? and declared that she had willing executed the same and does not wish to interact with it.
Given under my hand March 16th, 1878
J. P. Moore N P
In Rockbridge County Court Clerks office March 19th 1878
This Deed from Saml J. Campbell’s trustees & c to Wm A Anderson was this day produced in this office and the State Tax
Note: Everything in italics is also on Image 05
declared that she had willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it Given under my hand March 16th 1878
J P Moore N P
In Rockbridge County Court Clerks office March 19th 1878
This Deed from Saml J Campbell’s trustees & Co Wm A Anderson was this day produced in this office and the State Tax
of $1.00 being of said thereon it is admitted to record
J P Moore C.C.
Fills ins for your ??
to be her “act” and declared — aforesaid “does” grant — above “described” lot or parcel — his heirs and “assignee(s)” for ever. The word “annexed” is often used in legal documents to indicate an attachment, or appendix.
Thanks! This was not the hardest thing deed I’ve ever transcribed, but parts of it were fairly illegible.
i have a question or comment… if you would reply back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org…. this “Key” is some sort of a mystery and if u will allow me to,, i’d like to try and help ya on this …. thanks
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Deeds are a fun family history find – especially when the name the spouse. 🙂