Submitted by Kathy Turner December 30, 2010
Mecklenburg Co., VA Deed Bk 33, pp. 290-291:
Toone to Richards: This Deed made the 22nd day of July in the year one thousand height hundred and fifty between Lewis Toone sr. of the one part and John Y. Richards of the County of Mecklenburg and the State of Virginia of the second part. Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of two thousand eight hundred dollars in hand paid by the said John Y. Richards to the said Lewis Toone the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged. The said Lewis Toone sr. doth grant unto the said John Y. Richards a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the County of Mecklenburg on both sides of Middle Blue Stone creek containing by estimation three hundred and sixty seven acres be the same more or less adjoining the lands of Richard H. Baptist, James Harris & others, and the said Lewis Toone sr. releases to the said John Y. Richards all his claims upon the said lands and that he will warrant generally the property hereby conveyed, having the right to convey the said land to the said John Y. Richards. Witness the following signatures and seal
Witness Lewis Toone (his mark) (seal)
Thomas J. Gardun
Charlotte County to wit
I Thomas J. Gardun Justice of the Peace for the County aforesaid in the state of Virginia do certify that Lewis Toone senr. Whose name is signed to the above writing bearing date on the 22nd day of July 1850 has acknowledged the same before me in my county aforesaid. Given under my hand this 22nd day of July one thousand eight hundred and fifty.
Thos. J. Gardun J.P.
Mecklenburg County Clerks Office 19th of August 1850
This deed together with the certificate of acknowledgement endorsed therein was this day received in the Clerks Office aforesaid and admitted to record.
Teste R. B. Baptist J.P.