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Articles of Agreement and friendly contract made and xxxx Signed and Sealed Between Sarah Bouldin widow and relict of James Bouldin late of the County of Charlotte now dec x Ephraim Bouldin, Thomas Bouldin, William W. Bouldin, and James Bouldin all sons of the said James Bouldin dec x and James Collier and Elizabeth his wife which said Elizabeth is a daughter of the said James - and Sarah Bouldin another daughter of the said James Bouldin all parties to this contract and agreement - Whereas the said James Bouldin departed this life Intestate Seized and possessed in fee simple of a tract of Land within the said County whereon he lived containing by actual Survey eight hundred and forty eight acres and having only made provisions specifically in Land for his eldest son the said Ephraim by conveyance of a separate Tract. The afore said eight hundred and forty eight acres is divisible, first dower to his widow aforesaid and the remainder distributable on five equal parts amongst the aforesaid five remaining children, and the parties aforesaid, all being of lawful age have by mutual consent agreed to Survey & divide the Lands not by the Intestate disposed of in the most convenient manner that may xxx and by Lott to assertain the different owner, each to have & hold & enjoy in fee the Lott he or her may draw - each to account respectively for excess in value so as that the division may be equal in value to be estimated by persons chosen for that purpose_ and whereas the dower has been laid off and the Lotts Surveyed and drawn and the valuations fixed - They Stand as follows.

To Sarah Bouldin Widow two hundred and fifty eight acres including the dwelling and other houses by the following lines - Beginning at a pine in Carrington's line, thence S.40. W.20 0 poles along the said line to Jones creek, thence up the creek as it meanders to the Spring thence N.2. E188 poles through the Spring a new line to pointer in Clem Carrington's line thence S. 60. E. 210. poles with said Carrington's & William W Bouldin's line to a white oak - thence S. 50. E 68 poles to the beginning - to be holden & enjoyed by the said Sarah during her natural life, which is by her accepted as full dower of the whole tract of Land -

To Sarah Bouldin Lott No. 1. containing ninety four acres, by the following bounds beginning at pointers in Clement Carrington's line, thence South two degrees, West one hundred and eighty eight poles xxxx line of the dower Lands through the Spring to Jones Creek, thence up that creek as it meanders to a walnut tree. Thence North forty two degrees east eighty six poles to an elbow in the xxxxx , thence north three degrees, east forty four poles to a red oak in Carrington's line, thence North Seventy two degrees, east forty four poles to a corner in Carringtons thence South sixty degrees east fourteen poles to the beginning _ to be holden and enjoyed by the Sarah Bouldin and her heirs forever which said Lott No 1 has been estimated at the value of one hundred and fifty pounds eight Shillings xxxxx -

To the said Elizabeth Collier Lott No. 2. Containing one hundred & Fifty two acres, bounded as followeth beginning at a Walnut on the west side of Jones's creek, thence South twenty degrees. West three hundred and forty poles to pointers in the line of Paul Carrington Senr. thence North eighty Seven degrees. West sixteen poles to a red oak in Carringtons line North eighteen degrees. West one hundred & Sixty six poles with Carringtons line to sour wood tree. North fifty degrees, East Seventy four poles to a dogwood - North twelve degrees, West eighty two poles with Carringtons line to a pine North thirty one degrees. East Sixty eight poles with Carrington to the Creek aforesaid thence down the creek to the beginning - to be holden and enjoyed by the said Elizabeth Collier and her heirs forever _ which said Lott is of the estimated value of one hundred and ninety four pounds eight Shillings-

To James Bouldin Lott No. 3 containing one hundred sixty two acres beginning at a walnut tree on the West side of Jones's Creek opposite the Spring, thence South twenty degrees. West three hundred and forty poles to Paul Carrington's line at pointers. South eighty seven degrees. East eighty four poles with Carrington line to pointers, North twenty one degrees, east two hundred seventy poles to Jones's creek, thence up the creed as it meanders to the beginning - to be holden and enjoyed by the said James Bouldin and his heirs forever which said Lott is of the value of one hundred and seventy pounds two shillings-

To Thomas Bouldin Lott No. 4 containing one hundred acres, Beginning at a horn xxxx tree on Jones's creek thence South twenty one degrees West two hundred seventy poles on Carrington's line to pointers, South eighty seven degrees east sixty four poles with Carrington's line to a post oak North twenty nine degrees East eighty two poles to an elbow in Carrington line, North three degrees West fifty poles to a hickory tree - thence North forty degrees East eighty eight poles to the creek thence up the same as it meanders to the beginning to be holden by the said Thomas Bouldin and his heirs forever which said Lott is estimated at the value of one hundred and forty pounds -

To William W. Bouldin Lott No. 5 containing seventy two acres beginning at a white oak in the line of the dower Land thence North forty eight degrees East one hundred and ninety eight poles with W. Bouldin line to a dogwood on the North Side of Little roanoak river thence down the river as it meanders to a red or spanish oak corner of Paul Carrington juinr then South eighty five degrees, West forty nine poles with Carringtons line to pointers in the line of the dower Lands, thence North fifty degrees West sixty eight poles to the beginning to be holden by the said William W. Bouldin and his heirs forever the said Lott being of the Etimated value of one hundred & twenty six pounds and the said Sarah Bouldin widow doth hereby accept the aforesaid two hundred & fifty eight acres of Land as before described as her full dower of the Lands afore said hereby relinquishes all claim and title to other parts of the said Lands and the said Ephraim Bouldin doth for himself & his heirs in consideration of Lands heretofore received of his ancestor hereby xxxxx and quit all claims and title to any part of the dividends of Lands as aforesaid made hereby Warranting to the several holders aforesaid their respective xxxxx to them respectively and their heirs against the claim and title of him the x Ephraim Bouldin and his heirs forever and the said Thomas Bouldin, William W Bouldin, James Bouldin James Collier& Elizabeth his wife and Sarah Bouldin xxxx for thence xxxxx & their respective heirs respectively covenant with the others that they & each of em respectively will stand to abide by the content without molestation the division aforesaid of the Lands before mentioned That the above stand and remain as a final assignment of each their, his or her proportion of the said Lands, that each enjoy the respective Lotts aforesaid without interruption or hindrance from any one or more of the others, considering this as final adjustment between them in respect to those Lands the reversion of dower Lands excepted - In Testimony whereof the parties have hereto set their hands and affixed their respective Seals the first day of December in the year of Christ one thousand eight hundred & one (1801)

Signed and sealed in presence of W. M. Watkins, Henry Spencer, James Daniel, Gabriel Beasley (as to Tho., Wm, Jas & Ephr Bouldin & J Collier), William L Morton, Richard Bouldin, Joseph Friend (as to Elizabeth Colliers), Edmund Dunn, Cody Fowler, Richard G. Lipscombe (as to Sarah & Sally Bouldins)

I Ephraim Bouldin eldest son of James Bouldin dec. do hereby in consideration of pro xxx and advancements made me by my father in his life time disclaim any part or distribution of his estate of which he died seized or possessed real or personal, leaving the whole to be legally distributed between his widow my brothers & sisters according to the Statute for distribution of Intestates Estates hereby excluding myself for any share or distributive part 1 st December 1801 E. Bouldin

Wit. P Carrington, Wm M Watkins. H Spencer

At a court held for Charlotte County the 1 st day of June 1802.

This agreement between Sarah Bouldin widow of James Bouldin, Ephraim Bouldin, Thomas Bouldin, William M. Bouldin, James Bouldin. James Collier and Elizabeth his wife and Sarah Bouldin, was proved in court by the oath of William M Watkins, Henry Spencer and James Daniel Jr to be the act and deed of the said Thomas Bouldin, William M Bouldin James Bouldin, Ephraim Bouldin and James Collier, and the same was proved by the oath William ? Morton, and Richard Bouldin into be the act and deed of the said Elizabeth Collier and the same was proved by the oath of Cody Fowler to be the act and deed of the said Sarah Bouldin and Sally Bouldin and the Indorsement hereon was acknowledged in Court by the said Ephraim Bouldin to be his act and deed all which are ordered to be recorded.

Teste Thomas Read

At a court held for the said county the 6 September 1802 - This agreement was further proved by the oath of Richard G Lipscombe to be the act and deed of the said Sarah Bouldin and Sally Bouldin and ordered to be certified.

Teste. Thomas Read

Truly recorder

Thomas Read