Jollett Deeds

Land Grant to James Jolet December 1, 1748
Patent Book #27 1748-1749 page 77-78

George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith -- ye To all to whom these Presents shall come greeting, Knowye that for [looks like"diven"] good Causes and Considerations but more especially for and in Consideration of the Sum of Ten Shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and confirmed and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors Do give grant and confirm unto James Jolet one certain Tract or Parcel of land containing sixty-one and an half acres lying and being in the County of Spotsylvania and Parish of Saint George and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at two red oak saplings on a hill in Mr. John Allans line Thence keeping his line North sixty degrees East one hundred and ninety-two Poles to his corner being a white oak and black oak in a glade in the line of John Robinson Jun. Esq. Thence keeping the said Robinsons line South twenty degrees East one hundred and six Poles to Thomas Salmons corner black oak two red oaks and a hiccory all saplings on a ridge. Thence keeping the said Salmons line West two hundred poles to the beginning place. With all woods underwoods swamps marshes lowgrounds Meadows Feedings and his due Share of all Veins Mines and Quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the Bounds aforesaid and being Part of the said Quantity of sixty one and an half acres of Land and the Rivers Waters and Watercourses therein contained together with the Privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other Profits Commodities and Hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining To have hold profess and enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all other the before granted Premises and every Part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said James Jolet and to his heirs and Assigns forever To the only use and Behoof of him the said James Jolet his Heirs and Assigns forever To be held of us our Heirs and Successors as of our Manner of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common [? looks like "Touage"] and not in [? looks like "Capite"] or by Knight's Service yielding and paying unto us our Heirs and Successors for every fifty acres of Land and us proportionably for a lesser or greater Quantity than fifty acres the Fee Rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the Tract abovementioned within three years after the Date of these Presents provided always that if three years of the said Fee Rent shall at anytime be in arrear and unpaid or if the said James Jolet his Heirs or assigns do not within the Space of three Years next coming after the Date of these Presents cultivate and improve three acres Part of every fifty of the Tract abovementioned Then the Estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our Heirs and Successors to grant the same Lands and Premises with the Appurtenances unto such other Person or Persons as we our Heirs and Successors shall think fit. In Witness whereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made Witness of our trusty and welbeloved Sir William Gooch Barronet our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in chief of our said colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the Seal of our said Colony the first Day of December one thousand seven hundred and forty eight In the twenty-second Year of our Reign.
William Gooch


Indenture of James Jolly June 19, 1760
Culpeper County Deed Book C page 367

This Indenture made the 19th day of June in the year of our Lord God one Thousand seven hundred and Sixty Between Joseph James and Mary his Wife of the County of Culpeper of the one part and James Jolly of the same County of the other part Witnesseth that the said Joseph James and Mary his wife for and in Consideration of the sum of Twenty five pounds Current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said James Jolly at or upon the Ensealing and Delivery of these presents the receipt whereof they doth hereby acknowledge Have Given Granted Bargained and Sold Enfeoffed and Confirmed and by these presents do Grant, Bargain Sell Enfeoff and Confirm unto the said James Jolly his heirs and assigns forever all that Tract or Parcel of Land Situated lying and being in the County aforesaid and on little Crooked Run and Bounded as followeth. Beginning at two Maples and Red Oak on Little Crooked Run in Beverlys line thence with his line North Twenty seven Degrees East One Hundred and Sixty eight poles to a White Oak and Two Pines Corner to the said Beverly and Henry Field, thence with the said Field’s line North Seventy two Degrees West one hundred and four poles to a White Oak and Pine thence South Twenty seven West one hundred and Sixty eight poles to two Pines on the North side Crooked Run thence South Six Degrees West fifty poles to three Pines on Kirtley Road thence East Sixty Pole to a White Oak on the South side the said Road thence North Seventy Degrees East Seventeen pole to a Maple and White Oak in the Little Crooked Run thence down the Several Meanders of the Run to the Beginning. Containing One hundred Twenty seven acres of Land be the same more or less together with all Houses, Outhouses, Gardens, Orchards, Woods, underwoods, water and watercourses, Profits and Emoluments whatsoever to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining and the Reversion And Reversions Remainder and Remainders thereof and of every part and Parcel thereof To have and to hold the said Tract of Land and all and singular the premises with the appurtenances unto him the said James Jolly his Heirs and assigns to the only proper use and Behoof of him the said James Jolly his heirs and assigns forever and the said Joseph James and Mary his Wife their Heirs the said Land and premises with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said James Jolly his Heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever Defend by these presents against any person or person whatsoever having or Lawfully Claiming any right or Title to the same or any part thereof Belonging or in anywise appertaining and the said Joseph James and Mary his Wife hath good right and lawfull authority to sell and convey the same in manner and form aforesaid and that the same shall ever remain unto the said James Jolley his Heirs and assigns freely and clearly Required Exonerated and Discharged of all and all other Bargain Sales Judgments and Execution or Estates whatsoever. In witness whereof the Parties to these presents have hereunto set their Hands and Seals the day and year first above written.

Sealed and Delivered
Joseph James { }
In Presence of Mary James { }

Memorandum that on the day and year within written peaceful and Quiet Possession and Seisen of the within mentioned Land and premises was had and taken by the within named Joseph James and by him was Delivered to the within named James Jolly to be held by him his Heirs and assigns according to the True intent and meaning of the within written Indenture.

Joseph James

Witness
[none listed]

Received of the within named James Jolly the full and just sum of Twenty five pounds Current money being in full the consideration mentioned in the within Deed.

I say Rec’d in full by me
Joseph James

At a Court held for the County of Culpeper on Thursday the 19th June 1760 This Indenture of ??ment from Joseph James and Mary his wife to James Jolly was acknowledged by the Parties and Together with the memorandum and Receipt Endorsed which were also acknowledged by the said James and ?? to be Recorded, Previous to which the said Mary was first privily Examined as the said Directs ~~~

Teste
Roger Dixon, CC


Indenture of James and Gracey Jollet September 15, 1777
Culpeper County Deed Book H page 516-517

THIS INDENTURE made the fifteenth day of September 1777 between JAMES JOLLET and GRACEY his wife of County of Culpeper of one part and ALEXANDER NEWMAN of County aforesaid Witnesseth that said James Jollet and Gracey his Wife for sum Eighty pounds current money of Virginia hath sold unto said Alexander Newman his heirs one hundred twenty seven acres of land in County aforesaid on Little Crooked Run bounded beginning at two Maples on the aforesaid run in BEAVERLY's line thence with his line North to two pines Corner to said Beaverly and HENRY FIELD thence with said Field's line North to a white oak on the North side of Crooks Run thence South West to KIRTLEY's ROAD thence East to a white oak on the South side of the said road to a Maple in Little Crooked Run down the several courses of the run to the first beginning . . . .

James {seal}Jollett
Gracey {seal} Jollett

At a Court held for Culpeper County the 15th of September 1777. This Indenture (with Memorandum of Seizen and Receipt endorsed) ordered to be recorded Previous to which the said Gracey was first privily examined according to Law.


Survey for Fielding Jollett
Rockingham County Survey Book B page 176

NOTE: This survey was first performed July 10, 1824 but expired before being recorded. The original survey appears in Book B, p. 158. It was later recorded on p. 176.

Surveyed for Fielding Jollett asignee of Alexander Herring of George Gilmore by virtue of said Gilmore exchange warrant for 500 acres [can’t read this] 2430 [can’t read this] to the said Gilmore on the 24th day of September 1822. 2 acres and 24 poles of land lying on the east side of the Peaked Mountain Beginning at a chestnut oak on the side of a hill corner to Mathias Snider land on Stoutemyers line and with said line N 57 E 28 poles to a Black and white oaks Soutemyers corner and George Pences line and then with said line S 85 W 47 poles to a pine Sniders corner standing on the side of a hill and then with Sniders line S 42 E 24 poles to the Beginning.
Jan 4, 1826
Gordon Williams, SRC

[written sideways in the margin: This survey was delivered to the owner Jan 28, 1826]


Indenture to James W. Jolley and Andrew Casebolt
Rockingham County Deed Book 11, p. 125
July 1832

This Indenture made this 19th day of July in the Year 1832 Between Jacob Rife and Catherine wife of the County of Rockingham and state of Virginia of the one part and Andrew Casebolt and James W. Jolley of the County and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that said Jacob Rife and Catherine Rife his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar lawful money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Andrew Casebolt and James W. Jolley the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sale to the said Andrew Casebolt and James W. Jolley and their heirs and assigns one certain lot of land lying and being in village of Rifesville on the west side of the street No 6 joining an ally containing one quarter of an acre Beginning at a Stake South 5 West 4 poles to a Stake North west 10 poles to a Stake thence N 5 E 4 poles to a Stake thence S 83 E 10 poles to the Beginning together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or any wise appurtaining To have and to hold the said lot or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto the said Andrew Casebolt and James W. Jolley their heirs and assigns forever to the only profit use and behoof of them the said Andrew Casebolt & James W. Jolley their heirs and assigns forever, and the said Jacob Rife & Catherine his wife for themselves and their heirs executors and Administrators doth covenant with the said Andrew Casebolt & James W. Jolley their heir executors and Administrators the said lot of land with its appurtenances unto the said Andrew Casebolt & James W. Jolley their heirs and assigns against the claim or claims of them the said Jacob Rife & Catherine his wife their heirs and all and any person or persons whatever, shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said Jacob Rife and Catherine his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals on the day and date first written.
Signed Sealed and Delivered
Jacob Rife {seal}
Catherine {seal}

Following this is a document signed July 21, 1832 by R. P. Fletcher and Ab. Smith, Justices of the Peace of Rockingham County, verifying the signatures of Jacob & Catherine Rife.

Following this is a document signed by the County Clerk ordering the document to be admitted to record.


Rockingham County Burnt Deed Book 20: 105
Jollett to Kisling June 1837

This deed was received from Burnt Records and rerecorded in 1884. The dashes indicate where the text was unreadable or missing due to the fire.

This Indenture made the 26th day of June - - - - Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty sev- - - - Fielden Jollett and Mary his wife late Mary - - - - daughter and one of the heirs at law of John A- - - - decd of the county of Rockingham and State of Vir- - - one part and Henry Kisling of the county & state - - - - the other part. Witnesseth that the said Fielden - - - - Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum - - - - dred dollars to them in hand paid by the said - - - - the receipt whereof they and each of them do he- - - - acknowledged have Bargained & sold & by these presents and each of them do Bargain & sell alient and Confir- - - - the said Henry Kisling and his heirs and assigns all titles Interest and claim in the Land and - - - - of the said John Armentrout decd and also the - - - - and claimed which may hereafter accrue to them - - - - Real & personal Estate in consequences of either - - - - heirs of sd John Armentrout decd lying without - - - - and to hold the said Interest and claims in the - - - - personal Estate of the said John Armentrout decd - - - - the appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the - - - - his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof - - - - Henry Kisling and his heirs and assigns forever - - - - den Jollett and Mary his wife for themselves their h- - - - tors and Administrators doth hereby covenant - - - - and with the sd Henry Kisling and his heirs - - - - title Interest and claims which they have or - - - - have in the real & personal Estate of the sd John - - - - decd unto him the sd Henry Kisling his heirs & assigns - - - - the sd Fielden Jollett and Mary his wife - - - - and against all persons claiming under the - - - - will of these presents forever warrant and - - - - witness whereof the said Fielden Jollett - - - - have hereunto set their hands & seals the - - - - above written.


Indenture to Joseph Mauzy March 4, 1839
Rockingham County Deed Book 13, p. 129

This Indenture made the 4 day of March 1839 Between Fielden Jollett and Mary his wife of the County of Rockingham & State of Virginia of the one part and Joseph Mauzy of said county of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Fielden Jollett and his wife for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to them in hand paid by the said Mauzy at or upon the ensealing & delivering of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged have bargained & sold and by these presents they and each of them do Bargain Sell -- and confirm unto the said Joseph Mauzy and his heirs & assigns a certain tract or parcel of land lying in said County on the south side of Naked Creek and containing sixty six acres it being the same land which was conveyed to the said Jollett by Joseph Mauzy and his wife by their deed of bargain and sale bearing date the 12th day of July 1837 which Deed was duly Recorded in the Clerks office of said County and Bounded as follows Viz. Beginning at a white oak Millers Corner and running with his line which also a line of the Patent S 16 E 46 poles to a pine and small black oak Thence across the Tract S 81 E 53 poles to a pine on the line of the Patent and with the lines of the same N 2 ½ E 68 poles to two pines S 38 W 11 poles to a stone in a field N 67 W 192 poles to a black oak S 34 ½ W 40 poles crossing a road to a pine and S 56 E 150 poles to the Beginning. To have and to hold the said land with its appurtenances to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Joseph Mauzy and his heirs & assigns forever free from the claim or claims of them the said Fielden Jollett and his wife or either of them or either of their heirs and of all persons whomsover. In Witness whereof the said Fielden Jollett Mary his wife have hereunto set their hands & seals the day and year first above written.
Fielden Jollett
Mary X her mark Jollett

Rockingham County State of Virginia to wit
We Wm. B. Yancey & Jacob Miller Justices of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid do hereby certify that Fielden Jollett and Mary his wife party to a certain Deed bearing date the 4th day of March 1839 and hereunto annexed personally appeared before us in our said County and severally acknowledged the same to be their act and deed and desired us to certify their said acknowledgment to the Clerk of the Court of said County in order that the same may be Recorded. The said Mary the wife of the said Jollett being examined by us privily and apart from her said husband and having the Deed aforesaid fully explained to her declared that she had freely signed & acknowledged the same and that she did not wish to retract it. Given from under our hands and seals this 14th day of March 1839.
W. B. Yancey {seal}
Jacob Miller {seal}

In the Clerks office of the County Court of Rockingham March 18, 1839 This Deed from Fielden Jollett & wife to Joseph Mauzy was this day presented to me Deputy Clerk of said County and the acknowledgments being certified in due form is admitted to Record.
Teste
D. H. Gambill D. C. R. C.


Submitted by Cathy Hecker
cohecker@hotmail.com

from a transcribed document

Deed to Fielding Jollett March 9, 1849
Vol. H page 15

THIS INDENTURE made and entent into this 9th day of March 1849 by and between George Conrad and Susan his wife of the one part, of the County of Rockingham and State of Virginia and Fielding Jollet of the county of Page and State of aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth that the said George Conrad & Susan his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar in hand paid by the said Jollett at and before the unsealing of these presents the receipt whereof the said G. Conrad doth hereby acknowledge, have bargained & sold and by these as bargain & sell to the said Fielding Jollett his heirs as a certain tract, parcel or bounds of land lying in the aforesaid County of Page and on a ridge of the blue ridge called the long and is part of a large tract of land formerly owned by Jose S. Graves decd. And by said G. Conrad and bounded generally by the top of said long ridge & beginning at John Eppert corner of the land he purchased of Yeakle or D. Utz line: thence with said Eppert line on the top of the said long ridge to said Yeakles corner & continuing from the thence with Stroles line to opposite the head of bushy hollow (so called) & thence down in the hollow to the north naked creek & with the same to Daniel Utz's line & with the same to the beginning supposed to contain about three hundred acres be it more or less together with all and singular the appurtenances there to belonging. To have and to Hold the said tract, parcel & bounds of land before described with all and singular the premise and appurtenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining into him the said Fielding Jollett his heirs and assigns foreven to the only proper use & behoof of him the said F. Jollett his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Geo Conrad and Susan his wife for themselves their heirs ? & ? the said tract or parcel of land before described with all and singulor the premise & apperote??? -there to belonging unto the Fielding Jollett his heirs ex????? And assigns free from the or claims of the said Geo. Conrad & Susan his wife, their heirs ????? admans and from all and every person or persons whomsoever will warrant and forever defend by these presents.

In witness whereof of the said George Conrad & Susan his wife have hereunto set their hands & Seals the day and year first above written.
Geo Conrad
Susan Conrad


Deed to John W. Jollett August 31, 1858

THIS DEED, made this 31st day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight between Susan Conrad widow & J. E. Conrad, W. A. Conrad, J. M. Conrad & Sarah C. his wife, J. W. Bear & Margaret A. his wife, Geo. O. Conrad & Diana S his wife, Jas. Keagy & Martha C. his wife, E. S. Conrad, M. F. Conrad & V. C. Conrad heirs and distributees of Geo. Conrad deceased of the first part, and Jno. W. Jollette of the second part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Seventy five dollars, the said Susan Conrad widow, and J. E. Conrad & others heirs &c. of Geo. Conrad decd. Do grant unto the said John W. Jollette with general warranty, all of a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Page and is part of the same the S. Conrad purchased of Wesley Bear and is bounded as follows - Beginning at two spanish oaks & a white oak near the creek supposed to be Utts Corner and then with Sd. Uttzs line up the mountain called Pine Head to when [sic.] William Bruding corners and thence with S. Bruding's line to the Creek & with the same up the creek to the old County line of Rockingham & Shenandoah and thence with the Sd. County line to the top of Stony Ridge (so called) and thence down with the Ridge to opposite Bushy Hollow head where Fielding Jollette is to go by his contract with Sd. Conrad and thence down the Bushy Hollow to the Creek and to the Beginning. The said Susan Conrad & others named as parties in the first place covenant that they have the right to convey the said land to the grantee; that they have done no act to encumber the said land; that the grantee shall have quiet possession of the said land, free from all encumbrances, and that they the Sd. Susan Conrad & others named, as parties of the first part, will execute such further assurance of the said land as may be requisite.

Witness the following signatures and seals.

Susan Conrad {Seal}
W. A. Conrad {Seal}
Margaret A. Bear {Seal}
J. M. Conrad {Seal}
Sarah C. Conrad {Seal}
Jas. Keagy {Seal}
M. C. Keagy {Seal}
J. E. Harnsberger {Seal}
M. F. Harnsberger {Seal}
V. C. Conrad {Seal}
Geo. O. Conrad {Seal}
D. S. Conrad {Seal}
J. E. Conrad {Seal}
E. S. Conrad {Seal}

STATE OF VIRGINIA,
COUNTY OF HENRICO, TO-WIT:
I, Francis V. Sutton Notary Public for the County aforesaid, in the State of Virginia, do certify that J. M. Conrad whose name is signed to the writing hereto annexed bearing date on the day of August 1858, has acknowledged the same before me in my County aforesaid.

Given under my hand this 10th day of September 1858.
Francis V. Sutton, N. P.


Deed to James Franklin Jollett April 25, 1859
Book L Page 105

THIS DEED made this the 28th day of March 1859 between Fielding L. Jollett and Mary his wife of the County of Page and State of Virginia of the one part and James F. Jollett of the County of Page and State of aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Fielding L. Jollett and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and eighty dollars current money of Virginia in hand to them paid by the said James F. Jollett receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained and sold by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said James F. Jollett his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land lying on the north side of the long ridge in the County of Page and State aforesaid and bounded as follows, Commencing at John Epards corner on the long ridge at Fountain S. Utzes line then running with Epards line in bout [sic.] the top of the long ridge to Stroles line then with Stroles line even with the head of bushy hole so called, then a North course to bushy hole then down bushy hole to John Jolletts corner in bushy hole then with John Jolletts line a South course to a corner in the hollow then with John Jolletts line a S. W. course to John Meadows line then with John Meadows line to the beginning, corner supposing to be two hundred Acres more or less to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with the appurtenances thereto belonging to him the said James F. Jollett his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof forever, and the said Fielding L. Jollett and Mary his wife for themselves their heirs executors and administrators doth hereby covenant and agree to and with the said James F. Jollett his heirs and assigns that they the said Fielding L. Jollett and Mary his wife and their heirs the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances with him the said James F. Jollett his heirs and assigns against them the said Fielding L. Jollett and Mary his wife and their heirs and against all persons whomsoever Shall and Will by these presents forever Warrant and defend. In Witness whereof the said Fielding L. Jollett and Mary his wife hath hereunto set their hands and affixed their seal this the day and date first above written.
Fealden [his mark] Gallett {Seal}

this day Fealden Gollett [sic.] dpeard [sic.] befoar [sic.] mea [sic.] and in my County and Eatnalledge [sic.] the above to bea [sic.] his hand and act. Given under my hand and Seal theo [sic.] 28 day of March 1859.
Joseph Samuels, J. P.

PAGE COUNTY TO WIT The within Deed was received in the Clerks Office of Said County March 28, 1859 Acknd. Before Justice and admitted to record.
Teste: John W. Watson, C.C.


Deed to John W. Jollett April 25, 1859
Book L

THIS INDENTURE made this the 28 day of March one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine between Fielding E. Jollett and Mary his wife of the County of Page and State of Virginia of the one part and John W. Jollett of County Page and State of aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth that the said Fielding E. Jollett and Mary his wife for and in consideration of sum of fifty dollard [sic.] current money of Virginia in hand to them paid by the said John W. Jollett receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained, and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said John W. Jollett his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parsel land containing Thirty Seven Acres o rood [sic.] 19 perche [sic.] lying upon the water of Naked Creek in the county Page bounded as follows, beginning near John Meadows corner at the Creek to a Sickmore [sic.] & Spanish oak thence S 3 E 46 poles to a white oak thence N 89 E 3 poles to a Chesnut [sic.] oak, thence N 77 ¼ E 18 poles to a locust in the field, thence N 88 ¼ E 22 poles to a chestnut oak, thence N 66 ¼ E 52 poles to a gum & dogwood thence N 62 ½ W 20 poles to a poplar, thence N 72 ¼ W 43 poles to a cedar at the entrance of the branch into Creek, thence down Creed with the creek with diverses [sic.] courses 59 poles to the beginning to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with the appurtenances thereto belonging to him the said John W. Jollett his and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said John W. Jollett his heirs assigns forever and the said Fielding E. Jollett and Mary his wife for themselves their heirs executors and administrators doth hereby covenant and agree to and with the said John W. Jollett his heirs and assigns that they the said Fielding E. Jollett and Mary his wife and their heirs the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto him the said John W. Jollett his heirs and assigns against them the said Fielding E. Jollett and Mary his wife and their heirs and againts [sic.] all person [sic.] whom ever shall and will by these present forever Warrant and defend In Witness whereof the said Fielding E. Jollett and Mary his wife hath hereunto set their hands and afixed [sic.] their Seal this the day and date first above written.
[her mark]
Fealden [his mark] F. Gollett {Seal}


Deed to John W. Jollett November 1866
Book O : 42

This deed made the 17 day of November in the year 1866 between Elizabeth Smith widow of Gabriel Smith & Jefferson Smith of the County of Page and State of Virginia, William W. Watkins and Columbia A. his wife of the County of Rockingham and State of Virginia, and William W. Smith & Frances Ann his wife of Pike County & State of Illinois, of the one part, and John W. Jollett, of the County of Page and State of Virginia of the other part, Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars in hand paid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, and for the further consideration of the sum of six hundred dollars to be hereafter paid in payments as follows vz. Two hundred dollars to be paid on the first day of June 1867. Two hundred dollars to be paid on the first day of June 1868. & Two hundred dollars to be paid on the first day of June 1869, for which said three cash payments the said Jollett has this day given his bonds to the said above named parties of the first part, & for the securing of which a lien is hereby __ on the land, herein after conveyed, the said above named parties of the first part have this day sold & do hereby grant & convey unto the said John W. Jollett, a certain tract or parcel of land of which Gabriel Smith died possessed, lying & being on North Naked Creek in the County of Page & State of Virginia & adjoining & bounded by the lands of Reuben Epard, Montella Utz, & John Weaver, containing by estimation One hundred and eighty acres more or less & bounded as follows to wit, Beginning at a large white pine tree, standing on a South hill side, corner to Reuben Epard, Thence with his lines N. 2 ¾ E. 31 2/10 poles to a pile of rock near a __ tree standing near the mansion house thence N. 21_ E. 23 6/10 poles to an oak planted thence N. 60 W. 54 [?] poles to a black oak tree standing in a hollow near a drain, thence N. 20º E. [17? 18?] 19 poles to the gum saplings, corner to said Epard and in Montello Utz’s line thence with his lines N. 30º E. 60 poles, to a double dogwood standing on a hill thence N. 48 ½, E. 46 poles to a gum tree standing at the base of a hill and near the creek, thence N. 37º E. 74 poles to the large black oak, thence S. 79 E. 166 poles to two large black oak trees, one fallen, and on the top of a high hill, corner to __ Epard, Montello Utz, and John Weaver, thence with Weaver’s line S. 27 ½ W. 126 poles to two blown down trees and a white oak standing, corner to Reuben Epard, thence with his line S. 58 ½ W. 196 poles to the beginning, containing two hundred and fourteen acres more or less. And the said Grantors covenant with the said Grantee to warrant generally the title to the land above conveyed, that they have the right to convey the said land, that the said Grantee shall have quiet possession of said land, that they have done no act to encumber said land, and that they will execute such further assurance, & One fifth of the above land belonging to John H. Young who married Sarah Frances Smith one of the children & heirs of Gabriel Smith, dec'd, is excluded in the lands above conveyed. As witness, the following signatures & seals the year and day above written

Elizabeth [her mark] Smith {seal}
John J. Smith {seal}
William W. Watkins {seal}
Columbia A. [her mark] Watkins {seal}
William W. Smith {seal}
Frances A. Smith {seal}

Rockingham County State of Virginia to wit
I John C. Walker a Notary Public for said County do certify that Elizabeth Smith, Jefferson Smith, W. W. Watkins, and Columbia A. Watkins his wife & Wm. W. Smith whose names are affixed before me in said County & acknowledged the same & then by me privily and apart from her husband & having the said deed fully explained to her, she declared that she had willingly executed the same & did not wish to retract it. Given under my hand this the 17 day of November 1866.
J. C. Walker, N. P.

State of Illinois
Pike County

I, J. K. Cleveland a Notary Public in and for said County, do certify that Frances A. Smith wife of William W. Smith personally came before me, and the contents of the foregoing deed fully made known to her by me, and by me examined separate and apart from her said husband, and acknowledged that she had executed the foregoing deed and Relinquished her dower in & to the premises hereby conveyed freely & voluntarily and without any compulsion of her said husband, and that she does not wish to retract it.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & affix my seal this 2 day of January A. D. 1867.
J. K. Cleveland
Notary Public

Page County to wit
The within deed was received into the Clerk’s Office of said County on the 25 day of October 1869, and admitted to record.
Teste
W. W. Hampton, C. C.


Deed Between Jollett, Smith to Hiram Smith August 1868
Page County Deed Book 31:31

This Deed made this the 1st day of August 1868, Between John W. Jollett and Elizabeth his wife and Manson S. Smith and Sarah his wife and Frances R. A. Smith of the first part and of the County of Page and State of Virginia and Hiram R. Smith of the County of Rockingham and State aforesaid of the second part. Witnesseth that the said John W. Jollett and Elizabeth his wife and Manson S. Smith and Sarah his wife and Frances R. A. Smith for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and thirty-five dollars to thence in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, hath granted bargained and sold unto the said Hiram R. Smith a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the Counties of Rockingham, adjoining the lands of Daniel Epard, Eliza Hensley and others and bounded as follows: Beginning midway between a chestnut oak, and a double water oak and moving thence N. 21 W. 88 ½ poles to a --- oak, thence N. 44 ½ W. 84 poles to two pines on the side of a ridge thence N. 45 E. 4 poles to five pines thence S. 78 E. 46 ½ poles to a chestnut oak, thence S. 66 E. 12 ½ poles to a bunch of chestnut saplings and pine thence S. 26 ½ e. 122 poles to a poplar dogwood and chestnut, thence S. 61 ¼ W. 35 ½ poles to the beginning containing 21 [31?] acres be the same more or less. And the said John W. Jollett and Elizabeth his wife and Manson S. Smith and Sarah his wife and Frances R. A. Smith covenant that they will warrant generally the land hereby conveyed. John W. Jollett {seal}
Sarah E. [her mark] Jollett {seal}
Manson S. Smith {seal}
Sarah [her mark] Smith {seal}
Francis B. [his mark] Smith {seal}

State of Virginia
Page County
To wit:
The Daniel F. Brown a Justice of the Peace & J. A. Walker a Notary for said County do certify that John W. Jollett & Elizabeth his wife, and Manson S. Smith and Sarah his wife and Francis R. A. Smith whose names are signed to the foregoing Deed bearing date August 1, 1868 personally appeared before us in said County and acknowledged the same and the said Elizabeth Jollett wife of John W. Jollett & Sarah Smith wife of Manson S. Smith being examined by us privily and apart from their husbands and having the said deed fully explained to them, they the said Elizabeth Jollett & Sarah Smith declared that they had willingly executed the same & did not wish to retract it.
Given under our hands this 1st day of August 1868.
Daniel F. Brown J.P.
J. A. Walker N.P.

Page County to wit:
The foregoing Deed was received in the Clerk’s office of Page County Court January 15th, 1894, and admitted to record.
Teste
A. Broaddus CC


Indenture John W. & Sarah Jollett to James B. Seal July 31, 1870
Page County Deed Book U : 344

This Indenture, made the 31st day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy, between John W. Jollett and Sarah E. his wife of the State of Virginia and County of Page of the first part and James B. Seal of the above named State and County of the second part. Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum Two Hundred Dollars to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath bargained and sold and by the presents doth bargain and sell unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever all the lands contained in the following boundarys to wit: beginning on Naked Creek at a water oak and running north with Weavers line to a corner between Jolletts and Harnsburgers thence East to the Creek thence down the Creek to the beginning, all of the above described land lying and being in the County of Page and containing 50 acres more or less, together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thence unto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof and also all the estate, right, title, interests, claims or demand whatsoever of heirs the said party of the first part either in law or equity, of, in and to the above bargained promised and to convey part and parcel hereof, to have and to hold to the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, to the sole and only proper use benefits and behoof of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof the said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.
John W. Jollett {seal}
Sarah E. Jollett {seal}
Sealed and delivered in presence of
E. O. Sanford

State of Virginia
Rockingham County to Wit:
I, Geo. W. Sanford, Justice of the Peace for the County of Rockingham and State of Virginia do certify the writing hereto annexed bearing date on the 21st day of July 1870, personally appeared before me in the County aforesaid and being examined by me privily and apart from her husband and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said Sarah E. Jollett acknowledged the said writing to be her act and deed and declared that she had willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it. Given under my hand this 21st day of July 1870
Geo. W. Sanford J.P.

Page County to wit:
The foregoing Deed was received in the Clerk’s Office of Page County Court, Sept 20th 1879 and admitted to record.
Teste
??Watson CC


Homestead of John W. Jollett April 1871
Page County Deed Book O : 383

This Deed made this 5th day of April 1871, Witnesseth that John W. Jollett of the County of Page and State of Virginia being Householder and the head of a family claims as his Homestead under the Constitution of Virginia and the Same ___ is/in [?] __ [looks like insurance] thereof. The following property Vz:

214 acres of Mountain land the timber __ cut of and being same purchased of G. Smith widow & encumbered by bond bonds to the amount of $200$200.00
600 acres of Mountain land very indiferent [?]$50.00
Two bedsteads and bedding $20 - - one ditto $5$25.00
6 old chairs $1.50 one table 75 cents$2.25
one bureau $4 – one sofa 3 – one clock $2$9.00
one cookingstove and utentials [sic.] $10, one loom & utentials [sic.] $5$15.00
one flax wheel $1.50 one set of cups and saucers 25 cents$1.75
Two sets of plates $ .50 one set of knives and forks 50 cents$1.00
One lot of dishes $1 one lot of crocks and jars $1.50$2.50
One wash kettle 75 cents -- two tubs 50 cents$1.25
Two axes $1.50 one mattock [?] and two __ $1.50$3.00
Two horses $120 two pair of horse gear $3$123.00
One big fal?? $1.50 two shovel __ $1.50$3.00
Two __ $20 two small axes $20 two hogs $4$44.00
Bonds to the amount of $50.00
[Total]$630.75

?????[unreadable]

Witnesseth the following signatures and seals the day and year first aforesaid.
John W. Jollett {seal}

State of Virginia
County of Page

I W. W. Hampton a Justice of the Peace for the County of Page and State of Virginia, do hereby certify that John W. Jollett whose name is signed to the within writing bearing date on the 3rd day of April 1871, has acknowledged the same before me in my County aforesaid given under my hand this 5 day of April 1871.
W. W. Hampton J.P.

Page County To Wit
The within Deed was received in the Clerk’s office of said County with certificates of acknowledgement and United States Revenue Stamps of the value of twenty-five cents therein and admitted to record. April 5, 1871
Teste
?? Watson


Indenture between John & Sarah Jollett and William Milnes Junior Dec. 21, 1877
Page County Deed Book T : 256

This Indenture made the Twenty first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven Between John W. Jollett of the County of Page and State of Virginia and Sarah Elizabeth his wife of the one part and William Milnes Junior of the Shenandoah Iron Works in the County of Page and State of Virginia aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth, that the said John W. Jollett and Sarah Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Seven hundred dollars lawful money of the United States of America, unto them well and truly paid by the said William Milnes Junior at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, has granted, bargained, sold, aliened unfeoffed, released and confirmed and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien, unfeoff, release and confirm unto the said William Milnes Junior his heirs and assigns, a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Page and State of Virginia, being part of the same land George Conrad deceased purchased of Wesley Bear and which Susan Conrad widow and J. E. Conrad, W. A. Conrad and other heirs and distributees of the said George Conrad deceased by deed dated the thirty first day of August A.D. 1858 duly acknowledged and Recorded in the Clerks Office of the County Court of Page County in Deed Book “S” page 376 granted and conveyed unto the said John W. Jollett as by reference hereto will fully appear and by survey made by George Barrett Surveyor is Bounded and described as follows to wit: Beginning at a small white pine on the west edge of a branch of naked Creek about 25 feet East of James Burgess Seal’s house thence up the creek N. 30° E. 27 poles to a pin on East side of creek thence N. 76 ½ E. 27 poles to 3 spanish oaks on west side of creek thence N. 25 ¾ E. 30 poles to white poplar on west side of creek thence N. 32° W. 40 poles to red oak on west side of creek thence N. 11 ½ E. 38 poles to Hickory on west side of creek thence N. 38 ½ E. 19 poles to Ash and Chestnut oak on west side of creek thence N. 17 ½ E. 49 poles to white walnut and Ash on East side of creek thence n. 20 1/2 w. 31 poles to sycamore pine and red oak on East side of creek thence N. 40 ½ ° W. 40 poles to sycamore on East side of creek thence N. 9 ½ ° W. 32 poles to red oak and maple on west side of creek thence N. 28 ¼ E. 28 poles to a chestnut pine and maple on west side of creek thence N. 70° E. 49 poles to a chestnut on west side Creek thence S. 69 ½ E. 26 poles to a spruce on west side creek thence N. 86 ½ E. 27 poles to a poplar and gum on west side creek thence N. 65 ½ E. 20 poles to a gum & chestnut on East side of creek thence n. 70° E. 14 poles to a Hemlock Ash & Ironwood on west side creek thence S. 81° E. 36 poles to 3 Hemlocks East side creek thence N. 79 ¼ [19 ¼ ?] E. 78 poles to 3 chestnut oaks East side creek thence leaving Naked Creek & going up the long ridge S 41° E. 264 poles to a black oak & 2 chestnut oaks on top of Long Ridge (crossing maple Spring at its head & Road) thence along top of said Ridge S. 67 ½ W. 73 poles to 3 chestnut oaks & hickory thence S. 24 ½ W. 100 poles to 2 Black oaks & hickory thence s. 60 1/2° W. 27 poles to a pine thence S. 50 ½° W. 53 poles to 2 chestnut oaks thence down the long ridge on west side N. 81° W. 158 poles to a Hickory and Poplar on East side of a run about 30 feet off thence down said run S. 60 ½ ° W. 21 poles to an Ash on the east side of said run, thence S. 80° W. 26 poles to 2 chestnut oaks on East side of said run thence N. 82 ½ W. 36 poles to 2 [Leinns??] on the East side of said run, thence N. 72° W. 27 poles to a gum on the East side of said run thence N. 19 ½ ° W. 21 poles to a cherry on the East side of said run thence N. 65 ½ ° W. 10 poles to the place of beginning Containing seven hundred acres of Land be the same more or less. Together with all and singular the Buildings Improvements, ways, waters, water courses, Rights, Liberties, Privileges, Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, and the Reversions and Remainders, Rents, Issues, and Profits thereof, and al the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoeverof them the said John W. Jollett and Sarah Elizabeth his wife in law, equity or otherwise howsoever, of, in, and to the same and every part thereof To have and to hold the said certain tract or parcel of land above described, Hereditaments and Promises hereby granted, or mentioned and intended so to be, with the appurtenances unto the said William Milnes Junior his heirs and assigns to and for the only proper use and behoof of the said William Milnes Junior his heirs and assigns forever, clear and indemnified of and from all liens claims and demands of whatsoever nature or kind. And the said John W. Jollett and Sarah Elizabeth his wife for their Heirs, Executors and Administrators, do by these presents covenant, grant, and agree to and with the said William Milnes Junior his Heirs and Assigns that they the said John W. Jollett and Sarah Elizabeth his wife and their Heirs, all and singular the Hereditaments and Promises herein above described and granted, or mentioned and intended so to be with the appurtenances, unto the said William Milnes Junior his heirs and assigns, against them the said John W. Jollett and Sarah Elizabeth his wife and their heirs and against all and every other Person or Persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claims the same or any part thereof, shall and will free and clear of all encumbrances, warrant and forever defend. In Witness whereof the said Parties to these Presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals. Dated the day and year first above written.
John W. Jollett {seal}
Sarah Elizabeth [her mark] Jollett {seal}

Sealed and delivered in the presence of
J. R. Dearon
B. W. Petty

State of Virginia
County of Page
To wit:
I, B. W. Petty A Notary Public in and for the County of Page in the State of Virginia do certify that John W. Jollett and Sarah Elizabeth his wife whose names are signed to the writing hereto annexed, bearing date the 21st day of December A. D. 1877 personally appeared before me in the County and State aforesaid, and have acknowledged the same as their and each of their act and deed. That the said Sarah Elizabeth being examined by me privility and apart from her husband, and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her, she, the said Sarah Elizabeth acknowledged the said writing to be her act and declared that she had willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it. Given under my hand this 21st day of December A. D. 1877.
B. W. Petty N.P

Page County to wit:
The foregoing Deed was received in the Clerks Office of the Page County Court March 9th 1878, and admitted to record.
Teste
??Watson CC


Deed John W. & Sarah E. Jollett to Archie Randle July 9, 1881
Page County Deed Book Z : 213

This Deed made this ninth day of July Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty one. Between John W. Jollett of the County of Page and State of Virginia and Sarah Elizabeth his wife of the one part and Archie E. Randle of the other part: Witnesseth that the said John W. Jollett and Sarah Elizabeth his wife for an in consideration of the sum of Ten dollars lawful money of the United States of America unto them well and truly paid at the time of this execution hereof, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, Have and by these presents do grant bargain sell convey and confirm unto the said Archie E. Randle his Heirs and assigns all that certain lot or piece of land situated in the County of Page and State of Virginia and Being and Bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at a walnut tree on Naked Creek and running thence in a Northerly course One hundred and twenty feet to a corner and thence in an Easterly course crossing a road One hundred and eighty feet to a corner and thence in a Southerly course One hundred and twenty feet to a corner and thence in a Westerly course crossing said road One hundred and eighty feet to a walnut tree on Naked Creek the place of beginning. (Being part of a Tract of land which Elizabeth Smith widow of Gabriel Smith and others by Deed dated the seventeenth day of November Anno Domini 1866, and recorded in the Clerk’s Office of the County Court of Page County in Deed Book 6 pages 42 & 43 as by reference hereto will fully appear: To have and to hold the said Lot or piece of Ground herein above mentioned and conveyed with the appurtenances clear and indemnified of and from all liens charges vendors lien and incumbrances to the only proper use benefit and behoof of the said Archie E. Randle his heirs and assigns forever and the said Grantors covenant with the said Grantee to warrant generally the title to the lot of ground above conveyed. In witness whereof the said Parties to these presents have hereunto set their Hands and Seals dated the Day and Year first above written.
John W. Jollett {seal}
Sarah [her mark] Elizabeth Jollett

Sealed and Delivered
in the presence of
B. W. Petty

State of Virginia
Page Co. To wit: I, B. W. Petty Notary Public in and for Page County do hereby certify that John W. Jollett whose name is signed to the writing bearing date on the 9th day of July 1881, personally appeared before me in my county and acknowledged the same before me, and Sarah Elizabeth Jollett, wife of John W. Jollett whose names are signed to the writing aforesaid personally appeared before me and being examined by me privily and apart from her said husband and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said Sarah Elizabeth Jollett acknowledged the same to be her act and deed and that she had willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it. Given under my hand this 9th day of July 1881.
B. W. Petty N.P.

Page County to wit:
The foregoing Deed was received in the Clerk’s Office of Page County Court Dec. 12th 1882 and admitted to record.
Teste
A. Broaddus CC


Deed to Lucretia Jollett Shiflett August 1881
Page County Deed Book X : 181
{in margin: Delivered to T. S. Shifflett Aug 27/81}

This Deed made this 26th day of August 1881, Between James F. Jollett and his wife Lucy Ann of the first part of the County of Green and State of Virginia parties of the first part and Lucretia Shiflett of the County of Rockingham and State of Virginia of the second part, Witnesseth that for and in consideration of Seventy-Five ($75.00) dollars in hand paid by the party of the second aprt to the party of the first part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and the further consideration of all the amounts in hand, the said party of the first part do grant and convey to the said party of the second part with covenants of warranty the following property to wit: A certain tract, parcel or bounds of land lying in the County of Page and on a ridge of the Blue Ridge called the Long Ridge, formerly belonging to Fielding F. Jollett and by him conveyed to James F. Jollett and bounded ____ by the top of the said Long Ridge and beginning at John Epperts corner of the land he purchased of Yeakle on D. Utz line, then with Epperts line on the top of said Long Ridge to said Yeakley corner and continuing from thence with __ line to opposite the head of the dusty hollow and then down in the hollow to John Jolletts corner, thence with John Jollett line to Job Weaver corner on North ___ ___ thence with Weavers line to the beginning, suppose to be two (200) hundred acres in the same more or less all together with its appurtenances thereof and the said James F. Jollett and Lucy A. his wife hath remised, released and forever quit claimed and by these presents doth remise, release and forever quit claim unto the said Lucretia Shiflett to have and to hold given under our hands and seals the day and date witch [sic.] above written.
James F. Jollett {seal}
Lucy A. Jollett {seal}

State of Virginia
County of Green

We Justices for the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia, do certify that James F. Jollett whose name is sined [sic.] to the writing hereto annexed bearing date the 26th day of August 1881, has acknowledged the same before us in the County aforesaid, and we do further certify that Lucie A. Jollett the wife of the said James f. Jollett whose name is likewise sined [sic.] to the writing above bearing date as aforesaid personally appeared before us in the County aforesaid and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said Lucie A. Jollett acknowledged the said writing to be her and declared she has willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it.

Given under our hands this the 26th day of August 1881.
Z. S. Roudabush JP
J. J. Patton JP

Page County to wit:
The foregoing deed was received in the Clerks office of Page County August 30, 1881, and admitted to record.
Teste
?? Watson CC


Deed John & Sarah Jollett to Sarah Smith et. al. Feb. 23, 1883
Page County Deed Book 2 : 178

This Deed made this 23rd day of February 1883, between John W. Jollett and Sarah E. his wife of the first part and Sarah Smith and the heirs born of Manson A. Smith and said Sarah Smith, parties of the second part, Witnesseth, That for and in consideration of the sum of Ninety Dollars the full receipt whereof is hereby acknowledge, the said Jollett and wife do hereby grant and convey with special warranty unto said Sarah Smith for and during her natural life with remainder in fee simple to the children born of the bodies of Manson B. Smith lately deceased, and said Sarah Smith, the following tract or parcel of land, contained within the following metes and bounds, to wit: Beginning at William Meadows corner, near the “Grave Yard” thence N. 60° W. ___ poles to two persimmon trees, formerly a black oak, standing in a hollow near a drain, thence N. 20 e. 18 poles to three gum saplings corner to Reuben Epard and in Wm Milnes line, thence with Milnes line N. 30 e. 60 poles to a white oak standing on the top of a hill thence N. 48 ½ E. 100 feet to a point in said Milnes line, and thence ___ poles in a straight line to Meadows corner aforesaid containing nine acres be the same more or less. The said tract is a part of the same which was acquired by purchase by said Jollett from the heirs of Gabriel Smith and lies in the County of Page. Witness following signatures and seals.
John W. Jollett {seal}
Sarah E. Jollett {seal}

State of Virginia
County of Rockingham
To wit:
I Charles W. B. Tanner a Notary Public for the County of Rockingham in the State of Virginia, do certify that John W. Jollett whose name is signed to the writing above bearing date on the 23rd day of February has acknowledged the same before me in my county aforesaid. Given under my hand this 23rd day of February 1883.
Chas. W. B. Tanner N.P

State of Virginia
County of Rockingham
To wit:
I Chas. W. B. Tanner a Notary Public for the County of Rockingham in the State of Virginia do certify that Sarah E. Jollett the wife of John W. Jollett whose names are signed to the writing above bearing date on the 23rd day of February 1883, personally appeared before me in the County aforesaid , and being examined by me privily and apart from her husband and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said Sarah E. Jollett acknowledged the said writing to be her act and declared that she had willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it. Given under my hand this 23rd day of February 1883.
Ch. W. B. Tanner N.P

Page County to wit:
The foregoing Deed was received in the Clerks Office of Page County Court, Jan. 18, 1884 and admitted to record.
Teste
A. Broaddus CC


Deed from John & Sarah E. Jollett to John Meadows September 1887
Page County Deed Book 9 : 272

This Deed made the 22nd day of Sept. 1887 between John W. Jollett and his wife of the County of Page and State of Virginia of the one part and John E. Meadows of the same County and State of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John W. Jollett and Sarah E. Jollett his wife for and in consideration of the sum of ten dollars in hand paid by the said John E. Meadows, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do grant unto the said John E. Meadows a certain tract of land lying on Naked Creek in the aforesaid County adjoining the lands of Thomas Shiflett and John W. Jollett, and formerly owned by Fielding Jollett and is bounded as follows, Beginning at a Spanish oak in the south side of Naked Creek running with Thomas Shiflett’s line 105 yards to a Chestnut and Rock oak, thence 185 yards to a large cliff near the creek, to a rock oak and hickory, thence 35 yards to the creek to two white walnuts; thence with the creek to the beginning containing two acres more or less. And the said John W. Jollett and Sarah E. Jollett his wife release unto the said John E. Meadows all claim or claims upon the said lands and the said John W. Jollett and Sarah E. Jollett his wife covenant they will warrant generally the property conveyed to the grantee and that the said grantee shall have quiet possession of the said lands, free from all encumbrances, and that they will execute such further assurances of the said lands as may be requisite, and that they have done no act to [maim etc. ??] the said lands. Witness the following signatures and seals.
John W. Jollett {seal}
Sarah E. Jollett {seal}

Page County to wit:
I, Thos. A. Miller a Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do certify that John W. Jollett, whose name is signed to the writing hereto annexed bearing date on the 22nd day of Sept. 1887, ahs acknowledged the same before me in the County aforesaid. Given under my hand this 22nd day of Sept. 1887
Thos. A. Miller J.P.

State of Virginia
County of Page to wit
We G. S. Merica and Thos. A. Miller, Justices of the Peace for the County of Page and State aforesaid do certify that Sarah E. Jollett the wife of John W. Jollett, whose names are signed to the writing hereto annexed bearing date on the 22nd day of Sept 1887, personally appeared before us in the County aforesaid, and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband and having the said writing fully explained to her, she the said Sarah E. Jollett declared she had willingly executed the same and she does not wish to retract it. Given under our hands this 22nd day of Sept. 1887.
Geo. S. Merica J.P.
Thos. A. Miller J.P.

Page County to wit:
The foregoing Deed was received in the Clerk’s Office of Page County Court Nov. 7, 1887 and admitted to record.
Teste
A. Broaddus C.C.


Deed from Thomas & Polly Eppard, et al to William Meadows Sept. 1889
Page County Deed Book 9 : 273

This Deed made this 19th day of September 1889 between Thomas J. Epard and Polly A. Epard his wife of the County of Rockingham, State of Virginia, B. F. Merica and Lurena his wife of the County of Page and State aforesaid, and Simeon A. Epard and Caroline his wife of the County of Campbell and State of Kentucky of the first part and William Meadows of the County of Page and State of Virginia of the second part. Witnesseth that whereas on the second day of April 1875, Thomas J. Epard and wife conveyed to said William Merica a certain tract of land in said County of Page, it being a part of the land of which Reuben Epard died, seized and possessed and on the 12th day of February 1880 said B. F. Merica and wife conveyed to said William meadows a certain other tract of land in said County and State it being also a part of the land of said Reuben Epard dec’d, both of which deeds have been recorded in the Clerk’s Office of the County Court of said County of Page, the first in Deed Book “S” Page 198 and the second in Deed Book “W” Page 63 and whereas there had been no legal partition of the real estate of said Reuben Epard dec’d, nor deeds made by his legal heirs, each to the other, and whereas it is desired that the title to said two tracts of land so conveyed as aforesaid to said William Meadows shall be made perfect and complete as to all the heirs of said Reuben Epard dec’d, then for the Deed Witnesseth that in consideration of the promises and of the sum of Five [?] Hundred and thirty dollars, the consideration named in said deeds above referred to, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the said grantors of the first part do grant unto said William Meadows the two certain tracts of land mentioned and described in said deeds from Thomas J. Epard and wife and B. F. Merica and wife, part of the real estate of said Reuben Epard dec’d, the first contaiing twenty five acres more or less and the second containing 34 [24? 54?] acres & 40 poles more or less for a particular description of which said tracts reference to hereby made to the two deeds above referred to. This Deed further witnesseth that in consideration of Twenty dollars, cash in hand paid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the said grantors of the first do also grant unto the said William Meadows, a certain other tract of land situated in said County of Page, it being also a part of the real estate of which said Reuben Epard dec’d seized and possessed, containing by estimate three acres, more or less, known as the Weatherall lot and adjoins the lands of Jno. W. Jollett and the other lands of said Reuben Epard dec’d, said lot is situated on Naked Creek, the lower end of it adjoining the land of said John W. Jollett. And the said parties of the first part covenant that they have good right to convey said tracts of land as aforesaid and that they will warrant generally the title to the same. Witness the following signatures and seals.
Thos. J. [his mark] Eppard {seal}
Mary A. Epard {seal}
B. F. Merica {seal}
S. A. Eppard {seal}
Luranah E. Merica {seal}
Caroline Eppard {seal}

State of Virginia
County of Page
To wit:
I, A. Broaddus Clerk of the County Court of Page County, in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Simeon A. Epard whose name is signed to the writing hereto affixed, bearing date on the 19th day of September 1887, personally appeared before me and acknowledged said writing to be his act and deed. Given under my hand this 19th day of September 1887.
A. Broaddus CC

State of Virginia Page County
Be it remembered that I, G. S. Merica a Justice of the Peace in and for said County of Page in the State of Virginia aforesaid do certify that Thomas J. Eppard and B. F. Merica whose names are signed to the annexed instrument of writing bearing date the 19th September A. D. 1887 personally appeared before me and duly acknowledged the same as their and each of their act and deeds and desired the same might be recorded as such. Given under my hand this 22nd day of September A.D. 1887.
Geo. S. Merica J.P.

State of Virginia, Page Co:
Be it remembered that we G. S. Merica and Thos. A Miller Justices of the Peace in and for the said County of Page and State of Virginia aforesaid do certify that Polly A. Eppard wife of Thos. J. Eppard and Lurana wife of B. F. Merica whose names are signed to the annexed instrument of writing dated the 19th September A.D. 1887 personally appeared before us in the County of Page aforesaid and being examined separate and apart from their respective husbands and having the said writing privately explained to them the said Polly A. Eppard and Luranna Merica each declared that they had willingly executed the same and that neither of them wished or desired to retract it.
Given under our hands this 22nd day of September A.D. 1887
Geo. S. Merica J.P.
Thos. A. Miller J.P.

State of Kentucky
Campbell County
I, Thomas Jones Clerk of the County Court in and for the County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument of writng from S. A. Eppard and Caroline Eppard his wife and others to William Meadows was this day presented to me by said parties in said County and State and then and then [sic.] acknowledged by said S. A. Eppard to be his act and deed, and the contents and effects of said instrument being by me explained to Caroline Eppard wife of said S. A. Eppard, separate and apart from her husband, thereupon declared that she did freely and voluntarily execute and declared the same to be her act and consented that the same might be recorded.
Given under my hand and seal of State office this 4th day of October A.D. 1887
Thomas Jones Clerk
Campbell County Court

Page County to wit:
The foregoing deed was received in the Clerk’s office of Page County Court Nov. 7, 1887 and admitted to record.
Teste
A. Broaddus CC


Deed to Lucretia Jollett Shiflett October 18, 1889
Rockingham Deed Book 36, Page 145

This Deed, made this 18th day of October one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine (1889) between Asher Dean of the County of Rockingham and State of Virginia, party of the first part and Lucretia Ann Shifflett the wife of Thomas S. Shifflett of the County and State aforesaid, party of the second part, Witnesseth, that the said Asher Dean for and in consideration of the sum of Eighty-five dollars, in current money of the United States, cash to him in hand paid by by [sic.] the party of the second the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted bargained sold, and conveyed, and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell and convey with general warranty with the said Lucretia Ann Shifflett as a femme covert free from the marital relations of her said husband a certain lot piece or parcel of land and the appurtenances thereto belonging situated lying and being in the eastern part of the said County of Rockingham at the base of the Massanutten Mountain and bounded as follows. Beginning at a chestnut oak stump on the East Bank of a Run, corner to Looker and John A. Dofflemoyer, thence, crossing the creek S 48 20” W 58.16 poles to a stone in Shadrack Frazier’s line and with the same N 46 ¾ W 58.20 poles to a stone (1.80 poles short of said Frazier’s corner) thence N 48 E 48 poles to a stone thence S 58 ¼ E 20.64 poles to a small red oak thence N 31 ¾ E 14.70 poles crossing the Run to a stone in Lookers line, thence with the same S 35 13 E 43.72 poles to the Beginning, containing 20 acres. To have and to hold the said Lucretia Ann Shifflett during her life time & not to be liable for any debt or debts of her said husband and after her decease to become the property of James Wm. Newton Shifflett and John Thomas Sylvester Shifflett and William Jackson Viaral McCauley, the two former being children of the said Thomas S. Shifflett & Lucretia Ann his wife provided that the said mother survives her said husband. But if her said husband survives her, the said Lucretia Ann Shifflett, then the said Thomas S. Shifflett is to hold the said lot & appurtenances thereto belonging during the remainder of his life, and at his decease, the said lot and appurtenances thereto belonging shall by this conveyance belong to and become the property of the children before mentioned. Witness the following signature and seal the day and date first above mentioned.
Asher Dean {Seal}

State of Virginia County of Rockingham, to wit I, JWT Samuels, a Notary Public for the County of Rockingham, in the State of Virginia, do certify that Asher Dean, whose name is signed to the writing hereto annexed bearing date on the 18th day of October 1889, has acknowledged the same before me in my --- of ---. Given under my hand this 18th day of Oct Anno Domini 1889
JWT Samuels, NP


Deed from John & Sarah E. Jollett to Annie Lamb June 1894
Page County Deed Book 34 : 287

This deed made this 21st day of June 1894 between John W. Jollett and Sarah E. Jollett, his wife parties of the first part, and Annie Lamb the wife of Matthew Lamb party of the second part all of Page County, State of Virginia: Witnesseth that for the consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty dollars cash in hand paid the receipt thereof is hereby acknowledged the said John W. Jollett and Sarah E. Jollett his wife doth grant and convey with general warranty of title unto the said Annie Lamb all of that certain tract or parcel of land situated in the said County of Page and State of Virginia designated and described as follows to wit: Beginning near John Meadows’ corner on Naked Creek at a sycamore and Spanish Oak and running thence S. 3° E. 46 poles to a white oak, thence N. 89. E. 32 poles to a chestnut thence N. 77 ¾ E. 18 poles to a locust in the field, thence N. 88 ¼ E. 22 poles to a chestnut oak, thence N. 66 ¼ E. 52 poles to a gum and dogwood, thence N. 22 W. 16 poles to a ------ at the bushy hole branch, thence down said branch N. 62 ½ W. 2 poles to a poplar, thence N. 72 ¼ W. 43 poles to a cedar at the entrance of the branch into creek, thence down and with the Creek in its diverse courses 59 poles to the beginning excepting and reserving nevertheless out of the above described real estate the foregoing tract or parcel of land herein foresold and conveyed or intended to be conveyed to John E. Meadows as follows to wit: a certain tract of land lying on Naked Creek in the aforesaid County adjoining the lands of Thomas Shifflet and John W. Jollett and formerly issued by Fielding Jollett and is bounded as follows: Beginning at a Spanish oak on the South side of Naked Creek and running thence with Thomas Shifflet’s line 105 yards to a chestnut and rock oak, thence 185 yards to a large cliff near the creek to a rock oak and hickory, thence 35 yards to the creek to two white walnuts, thence with the creek to the beginning containing two (2) acres more or less, being the same tract of land that was conveyed to John W. Jollett by Fielding L. Jollett by deed dated March 28, 1859 and duly recorded in the County Court Clerk’s Office of said Page County, Virginia reference to which deed is hereby given and the said John W. Jollett and Sarah E. Jollett his wife convenant that they have good right to sell and convey the real estate as aforesaid and that they will exercise such further assurances as may be requisite—Witness the following signatures and seals.
John W. Jollett {seal}
Sarah E. Jollett {seal}

State of Virginia
County of Page to wit:
I, R. A. Bickers, a Notary Public for the County and State aforesaid do certify that John W. Jollett and Sarah E. Jollett whose names are signed to the foregoing writing having date on the 22nd day of June 1894 have acknowledged the same before me in my County aforesaid.

Given under my hand this 22nd day of June 1894.
R. A. Bickers, N.P.

Page County to wit:
The foregoing Deed was received in the Clerk’s Office of Page County Court Dec. 16th 1895 and admitted to record.
Teste
A. Broaddus CC


Oath of John W. Jollett
Page County Deed Book 38:112
John Jollett signed similar oaths. See Deed Book 40 : 203, 47 : 51, 52 : 375

State of Virginia
County of Page
To wit
I, John W. Jollett, do declare myself a citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and maintain the constitution and laws of the United States, and the constitution and laws of the State of Virginia, that I recognize and accept the civil and political equality of all men before the law, and that I will faithfully perform the duty of District School Trustee, to the best of my ability. So help me God.

And, furthermore I swear that I have not, while a citizen of this State, since the first day of May, 1882, fought a duel with a deadly weapon, or sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with a deadly weapon , either within or beyond the boundaries of this State, or knowingly conveyed such challenge, or aided or assisted in any manner in fighting such duel, and that I will not fight a duel with a deadly weapon or send or accept a challenge to fight a duel with a deadly weapon, either within or beyond the boundaries of this State, or knowingly convey such challenge, or aid or assist in any manner in fighting such duel, during my continuance in office. So help me God.
John W. Jollett

__ to and subscribed before me this 3rd day of July 1897.
Chas. E. Graves
Supt. Schools, Page Co.

Recorded in the County Court of Page County, this 12th day of July 1897.
A. Broaddus, Clerk


Submitted by Steve Moreno

Deed Conveying Property from J.W. & Sarah JOLLETT to G.W. MEADOWS 1898
Page County, VA Deed Book 41, p. 36

"Beginning at a cliff in Sarah Smith's line on North Naked Creek and running thence east 100 yards to a spruce pine near a ford in said creek, N.W. 100 yards to a yellow pine in Weaver's lines and with said line to the beginning containing one acre MOL."


Deed to G. A. Morris November 26, 1910
Book 16
Transcribed from a hand-written document

This deed made and entered into this 26th day of November 1910 Between Cornelia F. Jollett of the first part of the County of Greene and G. A. Morris of the Second part of the county of Greene and both of the state of Virginia. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Eighty-five dollars $85.00 cash in hand paid to the said first party by the said second party, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged. The said Cornelia F. Jollett do this day grant, bargain, sell, and convey with general warranty of title unto the said G. A. Morris a certain peace [sic.] or parcel of land lying being situated in Greene County, VA known as Gordens Morris land adjoining the land of George Night and others containing fifty-six acres more or less the said Cornelia F. Jollett sell all of her title and right in her fathers real estate it being one sixth part , it being the same land G. A. Morris now resides on.

Witness my hand and seal the day and date first above written.
Cornelia F. Jollett {Seal}
State of Virginia County of Greene to wit:

I, C. L. Roberts a Justice of the Peace for the county aforesaid in the state of Virginia do certify that Cornelia F. Jollett whose name is signed to the above Deed bearing date on the 26th day of November 1910 have acknowledged the same before me in my County aforesaid. Given under my hand this 26th day of November 1910.
C. L. Roberts J. P.

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