Conveyance of Property from Mary Rakestraw
To the Elders of Rough Creek Church

Charlotte County, Virginia
Deed Book 15, p. 299

This Indenture made the fifth day of February 1821 between Samuel W. Oliver as agent and attorney in fact for Mary Rakestraw of the one part and Josiah Jackson  Charles Rain  James Murrell  Edward O. Almond   & James Madison as Elders of the Methodist Republican Church of the other part Witnesseth that Whereas Samuel White was in possession of a certain lot of ground on which is Situated the Building Known by the name of Rough Creek Church without ever having made any conveyance of the Same as was believed to have been his wish for the use of the said Church which have enjoyed the Same for the purpose of Religious Worship for a very great Length of time now therefore I the said Samuel W. Oliver agent and attorney aforesaid for Mary Rakestraw who is a Sister and heir of the said Sam'l White dec'd do hereby Relinquish and confirm unto the said Jackson, Rain, Murrell, Almond & Madison and to their Successor or Successors as Elders of Said Church the s'd following lot of ground containing three and a half acres and bounded as follows to wit, Beginning at a corner Red oak on Cubb Creek road thence North forty eight and a half degrees West thirty five poles to a small forked post oak thence North twelve degrees west Eight & half poles to a post oak on Armistead's Line thence South Seventy two and a half degrees east forty four poles to a corner on the Road on Barksdales & Armisteads lines thence South thirty four degrees west twenty three and a half poles with the road to the beginning The right and title to which said lot or parcel of Land I the said Samuel W. Oliver as agent and attorney as aforesaid do hereby forever relinquish and confirm unto the said Jackson, Raine, Murrell, forever relinquish and confirm unto the said Jackson, Raine, Murrell, forever relinquish and confirm unto the said Jackson, Raine, Murrell, Almond, & Madison, as Elders as aforesaid and to their Successors as Elders as aforesaid for the Exclusive and proper use and benefit of the said Church and Such others as the said Elders and their successors may think proper to permit to enjoy the said premises for the purpose of Religious Worship. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above written.

Samuel W. Oliver (seal)

At A Court held for Charlotte County the 5 day of February 1821
This Indenture was acknowledge in Court by Samuel W. Oliver partner thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Teste  Winslow Robinson C
Truly Recorded
Winslow Robinson C


Contributed by Ward Oliver, March 1997