Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

James Elgin Marshall

Male 1774 - 1812  (38 years)


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  • Name James Elgin Marshall 
    Born 10 Feb 1774  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Oct 1812  Charles County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001536  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Father Robert Marshall,   b. Bef 1749, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1793, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Mother Anne Elgin,   b. Abt 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1793, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 1769  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katherine Freeman,   b. Abt 1778, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1808, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Abt 1794  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Marshall,   b. 1805, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1839, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     2. Anne Douglass Marshall,   b. 1806, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1873, King George, County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Eleanor Douglass Marshall,   b. 10 Nov 1807, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1830, Bush Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F00906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • see newman p.259
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      pg 189 - 192
      James E. Marshall Will -Charles County, Maryland 25 September 1812; 23 October 1812

      In Gods Holy name Amen, I james Elgin Marshall of Charles County and Pecawaxen Parish in the state of Maryland being of sound mind but very weak and low in bodily health do hereby make and declare this instrument to be my last will and testament revoking all other or former will or wills by me made or intended to be made
      Imprimis, I will and bequeath the whole of my estate real, personal and mixed after paying my just debts to be equally divided between my three children, Ann Douglass, Robert and Eleanor Douglass.

      Item 2, I hereby appoint Richard M. Scott of Bush Hill in the commonwealth of Virginia to be my sole executor and guardian of my children and it is my will after my just debts are paid, that he shall make such a division of my property amongst my said children as he may be deem proper

      Item 3, It is my will that my said Executor shall have power to sell any part of my property real, personal or mixed which he may find necessary for the payment of my debts or for the purpose of a more convenient division amongst my children as may seem to him proper

      Item 4, It is my will that my said Executor shall pay out of my estate to Elizabeth P. Davis who has rendered services to my children the sum of one hundred dollars as soon as the same can be done without material injury to my Estate

      Item 5, I believe I owe nothing to the estate of Nathaniel Freeman of which I was appointed Executor and it is my will if no claim should be raised against me on account of that estate to relinguish all claim against its to compensation for the transacting the concerns of it

      Item 6, It is also my will that no security shall be required of my said eecutor for his eecutorship. In witness whereof I do hereto affix my seal and subscribe my name this Twenty fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and Twelve.

      Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in the prsents of James E Marshall
      Chas A Beatty - Henry Suttle
      James Turner - Samuel R Ober

      District of Columbia Washington County Vizt
      Be it remembered that on this Twenty third day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve before me appear James Turner and Samuel R. Ober two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of James E. Marshall of Charles County in Maryland deceased and severally made oath on the holy Evangelists that they saw the said testator James E. Marshall set his hand and seal to the said will and heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament that at the time of his so doing the said Jame E. Marshall was to the best of their apprehension of sound and diposing mind, memory and understanding and that the deponents with Charles A Beatty and Henry Suttle severally subscribed their names as witness to the said will in the presence and at the request of the testator and in presence of each other
      Sworn before me Jno. Hewitt Register of wills for Washington County, District of Columbia

      District of Columbia Washington County viz
      I hereby certify and attest that the aforegoing is a true copy of the original will of James E. Marshall late of Charles County in Maryland deceased as Exhibited proved and of record in my office.
      In testimony whereof I have here to set my hand and affixed the seal of my office this 23rd day of October in the year 1812. Jno Hewitt Regr of wills for Washington County D. Columbia

      District of Columbia Washington County viz
      I Robert Brent Esqr sole Judge of the Orphans Court of Washington County District of Columbia do hereby certify that the within attestation of John Hewitt Register of Wills and of the Orphans Court of said County is in due and usual form - Given under my hand and seal this 23rd day of October A.D. 1812
      Robert Brent
      Maryland Charles County November 17th 1812
      Then came Richard M. Scott Eutor of James E. Marshall late of Charles County deceased and made oath on the holy evangely of almighty God that the aforegoing instrument of writing is the ture and whole last will and testament of said deceased that hath come to his hand or possession and that he doth not know of any other
      Test Humphrey Barnes Regr of Wills
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 149.
      Robert Marshall, October 15, 1792; March 18, 1793
      I, Robert Marshall of CC being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect sense and memory
      To wife (un-named) all my land during her single life
      To my five children, Violette, Philip, James, John and Eleanor Marshall all my personal estate, equally divided after my wife has received her third. But if my daughter Violette Marshall and my son Phillip and James Marshall will not agree to give up what money is in my possession that will become their right by the death of their grandfather Elgin, to be divided as part of my estate as my two young children may share an equal part then my will and desire is that they shall be paid their grandfathers part and the remaining part of my personal estate, sole equally divided between my son John Marshall and my daughter Eleanor Marshall.
      Executor: wife Ann Marshall and Benjamin Marshall
      Signed: October 15, 1792 Robt Marshall
      Wit - Wm Kirkpatrick, John Marshall Jr.
      Probated on March 18, 1793 by Ann Marshall and Benjamin Marshall together with witnesses William Kirkpatrick and John Marshall Jr, who made oath that they saw the testator sign and seal this will.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Pages 446-457. {Full Abstract}
      Nathaniel Freeman, Will, July 24, 1806; August 20, 1807
      In the name of God, Amen. I Nathaniel Freeman of Charles County and the state of Maryland being in as good health of body as I am expect at this my advanced age of perfect mind and memory and of disposing judgment considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the times thereof do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former Wills and Testaments at any time heretofore made by me, and so I make it in manner and form following, that is to say.
      I give and devise to my friends William Vincent, James Elgin Marshall, Luke Francis Mathews, Joseph Shirbine {Sheirburne}, William Shirbine {Sheirburne}, Obadiah Scroggan, Godshall Douglass and Francis Sewall my trustees or to such of them as shall accept of and undertake the trust hereafter mentioned and declare and to their heirs in fee simple as joint tenants and not as tennants in common all my lands and tennements, goods and chattels, rights and credits and all my estate real and personal and mixed of what nature or kind soever it may be upon trust and confidence nevertheless as my trustees for the uses interests and purposes in this my last will and testament hereafter meant mentioned and declared and for no other use, intent or purpose whatsoever that is to say.
      First it is my will and desire that my said trustees or the major part who may accept and service permit my son James Freeman for and during his nature life and Eleanor Freeman his wife if she should survive him for and during her widowhood and until her second marriage or death which ever first happens, to have the use occupation and enjoyment of all my lands and real estate for an habitation and support for themselves and family. Buy the said real estate is not in any manner to be affected be liable for or subjected to any debt or debts that my son James Freeman or my said daughter-in-law Eleanor Freeman have contracted or may contract without the approbation of my said trustees, or the majority of the survivors.
      Secondly. I will and desire at the death of my said son James and at the death or marriage of my said daughter {in law} Eleanor Freeman, If she survives the said James, all my lands and real estate shall be for the use and behoof of my grandson, John Douglass Freeman son of aforesaid James and Eleanor until he arrives at the age of twenty one years if he shall so long live and if the said John Douglass Freeman should die under the aforesaid leaving no law full issues and the said estates in the real estate aforesaid of the said James and Eleanor being said as before mentioned, then and in that case, it is my will and desire and hereby direct that my trustees aforesaid or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors of them, Shall sell at public or private sale as they think best and convey in fee simple all my said real estate and I here by empower them so to do and the money arrived from the said sale shall be equally divided between all my present and future grand children and if any of them be dead leaving lawful issues such issues shall have the proportions or share of the parent, as if he or she were alive, but in case the said John Douglass Freeman shall attain the age of twenty one years and the estate of his father and mother in said lands are ended as mentioned before then and in that case the real estate aforesaid shall be the property and estate of the said John Douglass Freeman and his heirs in fee simple, and if he dies before he attains the age of twenty one years the estate in the said land of James and Eleanor being ended leaving lawful issues then and in that case such issues shall take in the land aforesaid and estate to them and their heirs in fee simple, and if more than one child as tenants in common and not joint tenants
      Thirdly, it is am will and desire that my trustees aforesaid or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors permit my son James for the support of him and family for and during his natural life to have the labors, use and profit of the following negro slaves, to wit, Guy, Rachell, Bill, Beth, Milly, Spencer and Roswell, but said negroes nor their increase, nor profit arising shall not be liable to or affected by nor answerable for any debts that the said James has contracted or may contract without the approbation of my said trustees or the majority of them, or the majority of the survivors and it is my will and intention that the said James shall not have any greater right or advantage in or by the increase or children, which the said negroes may have than, that which he has to these particularly mentioned, but at the death of the said James all the before mentioned negroes and their increases shall be equally divided among all the children of his present or any future marriages he may contract, and if any of the said children should be dead leaving lawfull issues, such issues shall receive the share of the parents as if such parent was in life.
      Fourthly, I will and direct that my trustees aforesaid or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors permit my said daughter-in-law Eleanor Freeman for and during her natural life to have the labor use and profit of the following negro slaves, to wit, Linda, oldest Sam, Jane, and her young child John George, Sarah and young Tom, and I hereby empower the said Eleanor to dispose of said negroes and increase by deed of gift or by will during her present co venture and I will and direct that my said trustees do confirm the same by conveyances from themselves for said negroes and increases and if my said daughter-in-law Eleanor Freeman shall survive her present husband, then and in that case I will and direct that my said trustees or the majority of them or the majority of their survivors shall immediately at her request or without her request convey and make over to her the said Eleanor Freeman her heirs and issues all the above named negroes and their increases in the most ample and full manner, that she may have full power and right to dispose of same as she pleases and shall think fit.
      Fifthly, It is my will and desire that that my grand daughter Mary Freeman receive as her right and property one mulatto boy named Kendly, one negro boy Charles a son of Cate and Elizabeth, formerly made over to her by deed of gift, and one good feather bed and furniture from my estate when she arrives at the age of sixteen years or day of her marriage, which ever may first happen.
      Sixthly, It is my will and desire that my granddaughter Eleanor Francis Freeman receive from my estate as her right and property the following negro slaves to wit, Lucy and her increases, Luck and her increases Baptist and Sam younger, one good feather bed and furniture when she shall arrive at the age of sixteen years or the day of her marriage which ever shall first happen.
      Seventhly, It is my will and desire that my grandson John Douglass Freeman shall receive from my estate as his right and property the following negro slaves, to wit, Chlor and her increases, Harry and Phill, one good feather bed and furniture when he arrives at the age of twenty one years or day of his marriage which ever may first happen.
      Eighthly, It is my will and desire that my trustees aforesaid or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors shall permit Obadiah Scroggan to have the use and service, one negro boy called Luke to wait on him, or to hire out for his support for and during the natural life of the said Obadiah, but the said negro boy is not to be affected by or subject to any debt which Obadiah hath contracted or may contract without the approbation of my said trustees or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors, And if said Obadiah shall attempts to sell the said negro to make him liable to his debts then this bequest and all the benefit thereby intended shall be void and of no effect and my trustees aforesaid or the majority of them or the Marjory of the survivors shall take the said negro boy Luke into their possession and upon the taking aforesaid or the death of Obadiah the said negro boy is to be sold by my said trustees or the majority of them and the money arising thereby is to be equally divided among all my present or future grand children and if any of them shall be dead, leaving lawfull issues such issues shall have the share that the parents if in life would been entitled to.
      Ninthly, It is my will and desire that my trustees aforesaid or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors confirm by bill of sale or otherwise a gift which I made to my granddaughter Anne Douglass Marshall on her day of marriage of one mulatto girl called Amey and her future increases and which said girl I delivered to my said grand daughter.
      Tenthly, I will and direct that out of my other negro slaves not mentioned and bequeathed in the former part of this my will shall be paid all my just debts and I hereby will and direct my trustees or the majority of them or the majority of the survivors to make sale of so many of said negro slaves as will be sufficient to pay all my just debts and I hereby empower them to do so either at public or private sale as they shall think best and in making such sale as aforesaid, I will and direct that no child under four years of age shall be sold, separate or a part from it mother and the remainder of my negroes hereby so wit. A part for the payment of my debts after said debts are paid, shall by permission of my Said trustees or the majority or the majority of the survivors be kept and worked for the benefit of my son James and his wife Eleanor and their family until my grand daughter Mary Freeman shall arrive at the age of sixteen years when the said negroes and all their increases shall be equally divided among all my grand children who may then diest and the child or children of a grand child shall have the par ants share as if the said parent was in life, but if it should happen that the labor of the above mentioned slaves with the provisions hereby made for the support of my son James , his wife Eleanor and their family should prove insufficient to maintain and support them decently and property as a majority of my said trustees or a majority of the survivors shall think they ought to be then and in such case my will and desire is that a majority of my said trustees or a majority of the survivors shall from time to time sell as many of the said slaves or their increases as may be sufficient for the purpose aforesaid.
      Eleventh, I will and direct that out of the other part of my personal estate as horses, hoggs, cows and other things, Thomas Brown son of Francis Brown shall receive if he arrives at the age of twenty one years, Horse, saddle and Bridle the whole to be worth forty dollars for and in consideration and as an acknowledgement favors which I think I received from a certain Thomas Stonestreet his reputed father in his life time.
      Twelfthly, I leave and bequeath to my son James and his wife Eleanor each one good father bed and furniture.
      Thirteenthly, I will and direct that Richard Land Douglass son of Benjamin Douglass receive from my estate my young bay horse 'dabster' three years old my saddle and bridle, one cow and calf or yearling, one good bed and furniture, in lieu of a small balance due by me from the sale of his father personal property.
      Fourteenthly, It is my will desire that all my property of what kind so ever in which I mean is to include, my house furniture and stock of cattle, horses, hoggs, sheep and poultry not herein before particularly appropriated and bequeathed be and remain for the use and support of my son James and Eleanor his wife during their lives. But if the said James and Eleanor or either of them should during their covertures or unmarried state desire and request a division of said property then and in that case, I will and direct my said trustees so divide said above mentioned property into two equal parts for which James and Eleanor may draw lotts, and the lott which James may draw that he enjoy the same use and benefits of it as I direct, he is to have the negroes mentioned in the third clause of his my will and no more, and I will and direct that to and over the lott Eleanor shall draw she shall have the same power and rights as I have directed to be given her to certain negroes mentioned in the fourth clause of this my will, and at the death of my said son James, I will and direct that the lott of my personal property aforesaid which he shall draw with the increase or remainder of it shall be equally divided among my grand children and the child or children of any of my grand children who may be dead shall receive the part the parent would have received if he or she had been in life.
      Fifteenthly, It is my will and desire that my said Executers apply all the money which may be due to me, and in time collected and all the crop of tobacco and wheat that may be in the house at my draft toward the payment of my debts except such part thereof as my trustee aforesaid as aforesaid may deem necessary for the support and maintenance of my son James and his family and that they will permit such a part as they shall judge necessary to be made use of for that purpose.
      Sixteenthly, It is my will and desire that if John Douglas Freeman, Eleanor Frances Freeman, Mary Freeman or either of them should die without leaving child or children before the times or ages when they are severally to receive their estates the said property and increase thereof is to be equally divided among all my grand children as is directed
      In the case of the negroes mentioned for the use of James Freeman in the third article of this my will and in the meantime to be used and kept by him as therein mentioned.
      Seventeenthly, I hereby give full and complete power and authority to my trustees or such part of them who may accept of said trust and to the majority of them and to the majority of the survivors of them, to carry into full and complete effect this my last will and testament and in doing this they shall be considered the legal proprietors of my estate for the purpose of making all such Deeds, writings, bills of sale, acquaintances, deliveries, resumptions, conveyances and grants according to the purpose true intention and meaning of this will as I could do myself and as if all such deeds, writing, bill of sales, acquaintances, deliveries resumptions, convinces and grants had been particularly mentioned set down and declared and in particular I direct my said trustees shall execute Bills of Sales to the purchasers of the negroes that may be sold by my executors for the payment of my debts and funeral expenses as directed by me in the tenth clause of this my will.
      Eighteenthly, It is my will and desire that all my negroes be appraised and all my other personal property and after appraisement or inventory is returned to the orphans.
      Court for record, neither my executors nor trustees shall be called upon for a settlement of any kind by said court until they have fully completed their trust agreeable to this my will unless a lawfull and well grounded complaint for malconduct be preferred against them which I never expect will the case well knowing and having confidence that my trustees and executors will do every thing for the benefit and advantage of my representatives they shall not therefore be amendable or liable to be called on by them my said representatives to account for their intromissions in my said estate, or for any other purpose except for the payment and delivery of the several legacies by me, here given when the same may become due and payable
      Lastly I constitute and appoint my friends James Elgin Marshall and William Vincent Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have subscribed the last seven former pages and this page I also subscribe and to it affix my seal this twenty fourth day of July in the year of our lord Christ one thousand eight hundred and six.
      Signed, Sealed, and published and
      Declared By Nathaniel Freeman Nathaniel Freeman
      Seal
      the above and before named
      testator as and for his last
      will and testament in the
      presence of us at his request
      and in his presence and in
      The presence of each other do subscribe
      Our names as witnesses thereto.
      Rob. Fergusson
      Benjamin Freeman
      Oliver Haislep

      On the back of the aforegoing will it is thus written
      Charles County Sct August 20th 1807. Then came James Elgin Marshall and William Vincent the appointed Executors to the aforegoing last will and testament of Nathaniel Freeman late of Charles County deceased and made oath on the Holy Evangel of almighty God that the aforegoing Instrument of writing is the true and whole last will and testament of said deceased that hath come to their hands or procession and they do not know of any other.
      Test. Humphrey Barnes Regr of Wills
      Charles County sct. August 20 1807. Then Robert Fergusson Benjamin Freeman and Oliver Haislope The three subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will & testament of Nathaniel Freeman late of Charles County deceased and made oath on the Holy Evangel of almighty God that they did see the testator the reiu named sign and seal this will and that they heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament that the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehend: signs, sounds and disposing mind, memory and understanding and that they respectively subscribed their names to this will in the presents and the request of the testator and in present of each other.
      Test. Humphrey Barnes Regr of Wills
      31-/8 side
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1801-1803; Liber IB-5 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 276.
      At the request of James E. Marshall the following Deed was recorded November 8, 1802
      Indenture made November 10, 1802; between Doctor John M. Beatty and Violetta Beatty his wife of George Town, Washington County, District of Columbia of the one part and James E. Marshall of CC of the other part. Whereas on the death of Robert Marshall father to Violetta Beatty, James E. Marshall, John Marshall and Eleanor Marshall a tract of land called "Three Brothers" and part of a tract of land called "Clifton" descended to them as heirs and which lands are held in common. Now this Indenture Witnesseth that John M. Beatty and Violetta Beatty in consideration of the premises and 5 shillings paid by James E. Marshall has sold the one undivided fourth part of the said lands. Signed John M. Beatty and Violetta Beatty in the presence of and acknowledged before Benjamin Douglass, James Freeman
      November 10, 1802; Violetta Beatty wife of John M. Beatty relinquished her right of dower
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book HBBH-13, 1808-1817; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 57.
      John Marshall (of Robert), Will, April 2, 1808; February 13, 1810
      I, John Marshall of Robert, of CC, being engaged at present in the service of my country and not knowing what might happen whilst employed on a distant service;
      To Aunt Elizabeth Latimer and Aunt Eleanor Brown, the 100 pounds left me by my grandfather John Marshall dec'd.
      To sister Eleanor S. Marshall, all the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal, but in case she should die without heir, then to my brother James E. Marshall's children.
      Executor: Uncle Philip Marshall
      Signed: April 2, 1808 Jno. Marshall
      Wit: Stephen Latimer Sr., Elizabeth Hanson
      ===


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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 405-182: THREE BROTHERS: 225 acres; Possession of - 225 Acres - Escheat: Re-Surveyed for William Stephens Howard, John Howard & Thomas Howard, 30 Aug 1722 lying on Bachelors creek near Cedar Point beginning at a bounded red oak. Escheat: Other Tracts Mentioned: HOWARDS DISCOVERY; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, Re-surveyed into HOWARDS DISCOVERY; folio 458,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 424-327: THREE BROTHERS: 250 acres; Possession of - 250 Acres - Stewart, Daniel : Lying between the lands of William Middleton, Robert Robinson & William Coombes, Surveyed 7 Oct 1734 for Daniel Stewart: Other Tracts Mentioned: HOWARDS DISCOVERY; ; ; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},

      === Witnessed transaction
      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber Y; 1794 - 1796; pp 455-457
      THIS INDENTURE made this Sixteenth day of october in year of our Lora one thousand seven hundred and ninety four Between WILLIAM SMITH and ANN his Wife of County of Prince William of one part and HUGH DAVIS of same County of other part; Witnesseth that WILLIAM SMITH and ANN his Wife in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and five pounds current money to them in hand paid by HUGH DAVIS, do by these presents bargain & sell unto HUGH DAVIS and his heirs all those tracts of land lying in County of Prince William containing Two hundred & thirty acres which said tracts of land were conveyed to WILLIAM SMITH by a certain RODHAM BLANCETT & JANE his Wife as will more fully appear by reference to two certain Deeds duly recorded in the aforesaid County, the one bearing date the 9th day of November 1792, and the other the 30th day of June in the present year; one of said tracts contains One hundred and thirty three acres more or less and is bounded Begining at a Poplar standing on South side of BULL RUN corner to ROBERT SPITTLE and runing with his line So. 68 Wt. 125 poles to a red Oak, another corner to SPITTLE, thence So. 35 3/4 Et. 180 poles to a white Oak, corner to the Original Patent, thence with the line of the Old Patent So. 72 1/2 Et. ( ) poles to a small Hicory on the bank of BULL RUN, thence up said Run according to the several meanders thereto to the begining; the other tract is bounded Beginning at the mouth of the North Run of OCCOQUAN RIVER and running up the same No. 150 poles to a marked Hickory on upper side of said Run, thence No. 75 Wt. 100 to a marked Maple standing at the upper end of a piece of low ground on the River side, thence down the River the several meanders thereof to the beginning; And all houses orchards profits and appurtenances to the same soppurtaining; To have and to hold the aforesaid tracts of land unto HUGH DAVIS his heirs; And WILLIAM SMITH and ANN his Wife for themselves their heirs do by these presents forever warrant & defend the said tracts of land to HUGH DAVIS against the claim of all persons; In Witness whereof the said WILLIAM SMITH and ANN his Wife have hereunto set their hands & affixed their seals the day and year first within written
      Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      PHILIP DAWE; JOSEPH GILBERT, WILLIAM SMITH
      JAMES E. MARSHALL, ANN SMITH
      JOHN WILLIAMS, JAMES GRIGSBY
      At a Court continued and held for Prince William County the second day of December 1794 This Deed from WILLIAM SMITH and ANN his Wife to HUGH DAVIS was acknowledged by the said WILLIAM SMITH and ordered to be recorded
      Test ROBERT GRAHAM, CI Cur