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Curtis Johnson is granted a parcel of 199 acres in Washington County near a branch off the south fork of the Holston River.


[recto] James Wood Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of VIRGINIA, TO ALL TO WHOM these Presents shall come, GREETING: KNOW YE, That [handwritten] by virtue of a Land Office Treasury Warrant Number fifteen thousand one hundred and fifty two, issued the nineteenth day of February one thousand seven hundred and eighty three there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Curtis Johnson A certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing one hundred and ninety nine Acres, by Survey bearing date the twenty first day of April one thousand seven hundred and ninety four, lying and being in the County of Washington on a branch of the South fork of Holston River and bounded as followeth to wit, Beginning at a white oak a corner to Jonathan Bishop’s land and with [illegible] of the same L[?].19 E.66 poles to a dogwood and white oak, L 55 W139 poles to a large white oak L 65 W97 poles to two white oaks a corner to Libeus Main and Williams’ land N 24 W164 poles to a Spanish oak and black Walnut corner to the said Bishop and thence South 84 degrees East 83 poles with the said Bishop to the beginning. [p2] with its Appurtenances; TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Tract of Parcel of Land with its Appurtenances, to the said Curtis Johnson IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the said James Wood 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 twentieth Day of September, in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-seven, and of the Commonwealth the twenty second_ [signed] James Wood [seal under paper affixed]

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Curtis Johnson, James Wood, land grant, Virginia, 1797

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Land grant for 199 acres to Curtis Johnson, with James Wood signing as governor of Virginia, 1797.

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