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12-B. 11/2/1805: Balaam Ezell from Yancey and Hamilton, trustee for the 
estate of John Mayes, 169 acres. Deed Book 12, Page 380. 


NOTE: Balaam Ezell is the son of Thomas Ezell, son of Timothy (1789) 
of George and Elizabeth Clark, of Timothy. Balaam first married a Liddy 
and on 11/12/1803 married Elizabeth Mayes. Balaam had many Deeds 
in Brunswick Co. before moving to Mecklenburg Co around 1800. He 
later moved to Trigg Co. Kentucky where he died. Phebe Hamblin. dau 
of Thomas Hamblin married Berryman Ezell, son of Balaam. 


This indenture, made this 2nd day of November in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and five, between Zachariah Yancy and 
Charles Hamblin, of the county of Mecklenburg, state of Virginia, 
trustees, for the estate of John Mayes, deceased of the same county and 
state, of the other part Witnesseth that the said Zachariah Yancy and 
Charles Hamblin, executors of the said John Mayes Estate, for and 
in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds and one 
shilling current money of the state of Virginia to them in hand paid for the 
benefit of them the heirs of the said John Mayes, deceased, and 
agreeable with the Last Will and Testament of the said John Mayes, the 
said trustees sell unto the said Balaam Ezell the receipt whereof is 
hereby acknowledged have sold____________a certain tract or parcel of 
land containing one hundred and sixty nine acres, be the same more or 
less, situated and lying and being in the Co. of Mecklenburg and 
bounded as follows: By the lands of Charles Ligon, William Davis, 
Richard______ Peter White--- 
Unable to read any further on this deed...
Deed recorded in 1806.


13. 4/13/1807: William Ezell, under authority of the Court as 
Commissioner, sells 188 acres to Samual Jordan. this deed does not 
apply to Ezells, other than to show that William, son of Benjamin is 
County Commissioner of Mecklenburg Co. Deed Book 12, Page 212.


14. 10/14/1807: William Ezell sells to Thomas Watson, 100 acres, Book 
13, page 308-09.

This indenture, made the twenty-ninth day of October one thousand eight 
hundred and seven between William Ezell of the county of Mecklenburg 
and state of Virginia of the one part and Thomas Watson of the same 
county and state of the other part . Witnesseth, that for and in the 
consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds current money of 
Virginia by the said Thomas Watson to the said William Ezell, in hand 
paid, the receipt whereof he the said William Ezell doth hereby 
acknowledge, hate granted, bargained and sold and by these presents 
doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said Thomas Watson, his heirs and 
assigns, one certain tract or parcel of land in the County of aforesaid, 
containing by estimation one hundred acres, be the same more or less 
and is bounded as follows. BEGINNING on Aven's Creek opposite 
against Bramley Watson on a small white oak saplin; thence along the 
said Ezell line nearly a West course to Joseph Speeds deceased line to 
a rock or pointer; thence along said Speed's line to a white oak on 
William Lucas line on the Long Branch; thence along the said Lucas line 
to a corner black jack on the line to a third black jack corner on the said 
Lucas and Issac Holmes line; thence along the said Holmes' line to a 
white oak on the Creek; thence down the said creek as it meanders to 
the BEGINNING TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the aforesaid tract or parcel 
of land to the said Thomas Watson, his heirs and assigns forever, and the 
aforesaid William Ezell doth covenant to and with the said Thomas 
Watson, his heirs and assigns that he will forever warrant and defend the 
right and title of the aforesaid tract or parcel of land against the claim or 
claims of the said William Ezell and his heirs and assigns the claim or 
claims of all persons whatsoever claiming under his the said William 
Ezell. In witness whereof he doth herewith set his hand and seal the day 
and year first above written.

Signed, sealed and delivered 
in the presence of: William Ezell 
H. Baskerville 
John Dortch 
Edmond Rainey 
John Rainey 
David Dortch, Jr. 
Robert Nancy

At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 14th day of September, 
1807 
This indenture was proved by the oaths of William Baskerville, David 
Dortch, Jr. and Robert Nancy, witnesses thereto and ordered to be 
recorded.

15. 4/10/1809: Balaam Ezell, Sr. . signs deed of trust for debt owed 
estate of Mayes. Deed Book 14, Page 63 

This could be the same property as described in item # 12-B---but the 
acreage is different. One 169 and this one for 176 acres...

This indenture made and entered into this 10th day of August 1809 
between Balaam Ezell of the County of Mecklenburg and state of Virginia 
of the one part; and Charles Hamblin of the said County and state of the 
second part, and Steven P. Poole of the third part: WITNESSETH, that 
the said Balaam Ezell is justly indebted to Zachariah Yancey and the 
said Charles Hamblin, Executors of the Estate of John Mayes, deceased, 
in the sum of 100 pounds and eight pence, Virginia money, secured by 
bonds as is specified in two bonds: one payable the 18th day of 
December, 1806 o 34 pounds; the other payable the 25th day of August, 
1807 for which amount of 54 pounds, and being desirous that the said 
debts should be honestly paid and secured to be paid to the said Yancey 
and Charles Hamblin, Executors of said estate. And moreover, for and in 
consideration of the sum of six shillings to him the said Ezell in hand paid 
by the said Poole at and before the sealing and delivery of this indenture, 
hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened and confirmed with him the said 
Stephen A. Poole of the County of Mecklenburg, state aforesaid and to 
his legal representatives forever, the following mentioned property, to wit: 
one certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and seventy 
six acres, be the same more or less and bounded as follows: By the 
lands of Josiah Lucas, deceased, Charles Ligon, William Davis, Elijah 
Bower, and Peter________ 
it being the tract of land of the estate of John Mayes, deceased. TO 
HAVE AND TO HOLD the aforesaid mentioned land. 
About 20 lines unreadable-----continues on
are bound immediately to pay off and satisfy the aforesaid debt and 
lawful interest thereon and expenses attending the execution of this 
indenture in law unto the said executors and in case of their death to 
their legal representatives the right proper to receive the same and the 
overplus, if any, there be remaining from the sale of the aforesaid 
mentioned tract of land after discharging the debt and interest aforesaid 
and all contingent charges accruing hereby the said Stephen S. Pool , 
trustee as aforementioned binds himself, his heirs and Executors and 
administrators agreed it is moreover continguanted? and agreed 
between the parties signing this indenture that the said Stephen S. 
Poole, trustee, his heirs executors, administrators hath full power herein 
granted by the said Balaam Ezell, for himself or in any case of his death 
his legal representatives to carry a good and lawful title in and to the 
aforesaid tract of land against the claims or claims of the said Balaam 
Ezell, his heirs and other persons by them or under him to the person or 
persons whoever he or they may be becoming the purchaser of the 
same should it be sold agreeable to the tenor of this indenture. In 
testimony whereof the before mentioned or named parties have hereunto 
set their hand and seals this day and year above written 

Signed and sealed in 
the presence of: Balaam Ezell 
Thomas A. Jones Charles Hamblin 
Todd Nelson Steven A. Pool 
Rudolph Vaughan 
Thomas Mays

16. 8/19/1811: Balaam Ezell to Thomas H. Mayes; Book 14, page 438, 
439. Balaam sells the above 176 acres to Thomas H. Mayes. This is the 
final deed that I have found for Balaam Ezell, Sr. in Mecklenburg County. 
Balaam moved about this time to Trigg County, Ky., where he lived when 
he died. Same land as purchased from estate of John Mayes.

This indenture, made this seventeenth day of August eighteen hundred 
and eleven between Balaam Ezell Sr. of Mecklenburg County, state of 
Virginia of the one part and Thomas H. Mayes of the same county and 
state of the other part; WITNESSETH that the said Balaam Ezell has for 
and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and seventy six pounds 
Virginia currency to him in hand paid, or secured to be paid by the said 
Thomas H. Mayes have granted, bargained, sold, aliened and confirmed 
and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien and confirm unto the 
said Thomas H. Mayes and to his heirs and assigns forever, a certain 
tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County aforesaid and on the 
waters of Aven's Creek and bounded as follows: to witt: BEGINNING at a 
corner white oak in Paces and Overbys; thence along the said Paces line 
to three pointers in Ligons; thence along Ligon's line to Dot Northington's 
corner; thence along to Davis' to Bowens line; thence along the said 
Bowens' to a corner in Overby's line; thence to the BEGINNING corner 
white oak, it being the tract of land that I, the said Balaam Ezell, 
purchased of the Executors of John Mayes, deceased, containing 176 
acres, be the same more or less TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the above 
mentioned tract of land with every part thereof, together with any profits 
and advantages thereto belonging, or in anywise appertaining unto him 
the said Thomas H. Mayes and to his heirs and assigns forever, and I, 
the said Balaam Ezell, my heirs and assigns will warrant and forever 
defend the right, title, claims or the demands of each and every person 
or persons whomsoever, of, in and to the said land and premises above 
mentioned in witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and affixed my 
seal this day and date above written. 

Signed, sealed and delivered 
in the presence of Balaam Ezell 
Wiley James, James Meaker, Charles Hamblin

At a Court for Mecklenburg County the 19th day of August 1811 
This Indenture was acknowledged by Balaam Ezell Sr., a party thereto 
and ordered to be recorded.

17. 3/22/1814: William Ezell, as county commissioner sells land to 
Blanton, by order of Court----Not Ezell property. Probably a foreclosed 
property. Deed Book 15, page 268

17-A. 12/3/1813: William Ezell, James Jones, trustees purchase 130 
acres though Deed of Trust to Woodleif Cleaton Deed book 15, page 
415.

This Indenture made the third day of December in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, BETWEEN Woodleif Cleaton of 
the first part, William Ezell and James Jones, Trustees, of the second 
part, and John Nance of the third part. Whereas the said John Nance 
has become security this day for the said Woodlief Cleaton to William 
Ezell and Charles Baskerville in the sum of ninety pounds with interest 
from the third day of December, 1830, current money of Virginia for value 
received, as will more fully appear by bond bearing date with this 
indenture and made payable the third day of December one thousand 
eight hundred and fourteen, the payment of which debt, together with the 
legal interest accruing thereon, the said Woodleif Cleaton is desirous to 
save himself to the said John Nance for being security as aforesaid. 
Now, this indenture; WITNESSETH, that for in and in consideration of 
the debt above mentioned, and also for the further consideration of one 
dollar good and lawful money of Virginia to the said Woodlief Cleaton in 
hand paid by the said trustees at and before the unsealing and delivery 
of this indenture, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged; that he 
the said Woodleif Cleaton hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, 
enforced, released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant, 
bargain, sell, alien and confirm to the said Trustees, their heirs, 
executors, administrators or assigns forever, the following property, to 
wit: one tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and thirty acres, 
more or less; one negro man named Joe which the said Cleaton bought 
of James Wilson; a dark grey mare eight years old; a sorrell horse five 
years old; two head of cattle marked with a crop and slit in the right ear 
and half moon in the left; one cow bought of James Mason, twelve head 
of hogs, with same marks at those of the two cows; three beds and 
furniture. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD to the only proper use of the said 
Trustees, their heirs and executors, administrators and assigns forever 
and the said Woodleif Cleaton doth for himself and his heirs, warrant and 
forever defend the right, title in and to the said land and other property 
unto the said trustees, their heirs, executors, administrators forever 
against the claims of him the said Woodleif Cleaton and his heirs, 
executors and administrators and all and every other person or persons 
whatsoever upon trust nonetheless the true intent and meaning of this 
Indenture is as follows: viz; If the said Woodleif Cleaton shall fail to pay, 
causing to be paid, on or before the third day of December next_____the 
date of this indenture the debt together with the legal interest accruing 
thereon unto the said William Ezell and Charles Baskerville, their heirs, 
executors, administrators and assigns, in full, then and in that case it 
shall and may be lawful for the said trustees, their heirs, executors and 
administrators and legal attorney or attorneys at the request of John 
Nance (the security) for the said Woodleif Cleaton, his heirs, executors, 
administrators or assigns to advertise at their public places near the 
place of sale, ten days before the day of sale, sell for ready money, the 
said tract of land above mentioned --and other property for the purpose 
aforesaid or so much thereof as will satisfy the debt, interest and the 
costs of carrying the indenture into full effects. In testimony whereof, the 
parties have hereunto affixed their hands and seals the day and date 
above written. 

Signed, sealed and delivered Woodleif Cleaton 
in the presence of: Jean Holmes 
Joes Watkins, Charles Baskerville John Nance 
Green Blanton, Thomas Watkins

18. 4/15/1815: William Ezell, as County Commissioner sells 160 ac to 
William Thomas by order of County Court. Deed Bk. 16, 198

19. 4/15/1815: William Ezell, as County Commissioner sells 163 acres to 
William Thomas. Deed Book 16 Page 199

19-A. 3/21/1819: Robertson Ezell buys from Zachariah Bugg 181 1/2 
acres. Deed Book 17, page 695.

NOTE; Robertson Ezell is the son of the above William Ezell and wife 
Elizabeth (?) 

This is the first time Robertson appears ad the first son of William. Other 
children named in his will of 1828, will appear in subsequent deeds. As 
seen in this deed, it is located on Taylors Creek and on Tammany Road, 
where many of the deeds of John Sr, John Jr., Benjamin, then William 
and now Robertson purchased and sold land. The names of adjoining 
property owners are also carried forward, i.e. Bugg, Cabiness, Tucker, 
Ladd, Jones, Walker, etc. 

Robertson married Rebecca Ann Northington 3/20/1815. After Robertson 
died, Rebecca Ann married George Tucker, another name mentioned 
many times in these deeds. The children of Robertson and Rebecca Ann 
(Northington) Ezell 
Mary Ann m. William J. Mason 10/7/1833 
Carolyn T. m. Claiborne Drumwright 1/30/1837 
Margaret B. m. Thomas Drumwright 10/19/1840 
Martha B. m. Lafayette Crutchfield 
Rebecca m.

This Indenture, made and entered into this second day of March in the 
year of our Lord eighteen hundred and nineteen BETWEEN Zachariah 
Bugg and Mary Bugg, his wife of the County of Mecklenburg and State of 
Virginia of the one part and Robertson Ezell of the same County and 
state aforesaid of the other part; WITNESSETH: that they the said 
Zachariah Bugg and Mary Bugg, his wife, for and in consideration of the 
sum of eight hundred and forty nine dollars and 18 1/2 cents, current 
money of this Commonwealth to them in hand paid by the said 
Robertson Ezell, the receipt which is hereby acknowledged, have 
granted, bargained and sold and doth by these presents, give, grant and 
bargain and sell unto the said Robertson Ezell, his heirs and assigns 
forever, a certain piece or parcel of land bounded as follows: 
BEGINNING at a new corner pointers on the road in Tucker's line; 
thence to Tucker's and Ladd's corner pointing; thence to Ladds corner 
black jack; thence to Ladd's corner Maple on Taylor's Creek; thence to 
the St. Tammany Road; thence down said Road to the BEGINNING, 
containing one hundred and seventy four and a half acres. TO HAVE 
AND TO HOLD the said 1175 1/2 acres unto him the said Ezell, his 
heirs and assigns forever, free and clear of all manner of claim or claims 
of them the said Zachariah Bugg and Mary, his wife, their heirs and 
assigns forever and of all person or persons whatsoever claiming by, 
thru, or under them, or any of them doth warrant and clearly acquit with 
all it's appurtenances unto him the said Robertson Ezell, his heirs, 
executors, administrators and assigns forever. In witness whereof they 
the said Zachariah Bugg and Mary, his wife, have hereunto set their 
hands and affixed their seals the day, month and year first written. 

Signed, sealed and delivered 
in the presence of Zachariah Bugg 
Mary C. Bugg 
Mecklenburg County 

We, Samuel Holmes and Jones Gee, Magistrates of the said county do 
hereby certify that Zachriah Bugg, a party to the above conveyance duly 
acknowledged the same before us on the second day of March in the 
year 1819 and desired us to certify said acknowledgement to the Clerk of 
County Court of Mecklenburg in order that the said Conveyance be 
recorded as Witness our hand the date above written.

20. 3/20/1820: John Ezell, to Randolph Davis. This deed originally written 
in 1791 but not recorded until 1820. See # 11-C. I am sure that John Sr. 
and John Jr. are both deceased by this time and somewhere in 
Mecklenburg records would be something to explain this deed in full. No 
wills have ever been found. John Sr. would have been well over 100; 
John Jr. would have been about 87. 

21. 6/18/1821: Robertson Ezell and his wife, Rebecca Ann (Northington) 
appoint Thomas Claiborne of Nashville, Tennessee as attorney to 
represent Rebecca and her brothers and sisters to settle the estate of 
her brother Sterling, a resident of Nashville. I will not copy this long 
agreement, as I am not researching the Northington family. 

22. 8/20/1821: Robertson Ezell, and Rebecca Ann, sell to William Murrell 
a Grist Mill located on Taylor's Creek. The deed is hard to reed, but it 
appears they only own a certain part of the mill, but can't distinguish how 
much of a part.

This indenture, made this 27th day of March in the year eighteen 
hundred and twenty one between Robertson Ezell and Rebecca his wife 
of the county of Mecklenburg and state of Virginia of the one part and 
William Murrell of said county and state aforesaid of the other part. 
WITNESSETH, that the said Robertson Ezell and Rebecca, for and in the 
consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand 
paid by the said William Murrell at or before the unsealing and delivery 
of these presents, the receipt whereof is acknowledged, hath granted, 
bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant and sell unto the 
said William Murrell, his heirs and assigns forever, all their the said 
Ezells, rights, title, interest and claim in a certain piece or parcel of land 
lying and being in the county of Mecklenburg, on Taylors Creek, 
adjoining the lands of Jesse Apen and Charles Banford, known by the 
name of Hundleys Mill, and including all the said Robertson and Rebeca 
Ezell's interest, title or claim in the said Mill and since it being one equal 
part thereof, the said Mill and land thereto attached, taken or known to 
be part or parcel thereof to have and to hold the same free from the 
claim or claims of them the said Ezells and their heirs and assigns 
forever, and for the claims of every other person and the heirs 
whatsoever and the said Robertson and Rebecca Ezell doth further 
covenant to and with the said William Murrell that he will at all times 
hereafter warrant and defend the title of the said Mill and to him the said 
William Murrell free from the claim or claims of them the said Robertson 
and Rebecca Ezell and their heirs and free from the claims of every 
other person whatsoever. In testimony whereof we the said Robertson 
and Rebecca Ezell hereunto set our hands and seals the day and year 
above written. 
Witness: Drury Pennington 
Jones Gee Magistrates. Robertson Ezell 
Rebecca Ezell 

Also contains two other memos and acknowledgments and release of 
dower.

22-A. 3/8/21: Robertson buys Grist Mill from Daniel and Elizabeth 
Middagh. This is probably the same property and Mill as above, for it 
also is for a certain share but can't read the amount in either deed
 
This indenture made this eighth day of March, 1821 between Daniel 
Middagh and Elizabeth, his wife of the first part and Robertson Ezell of 
the second part, WITNESSETH, that the said Daniel and Elizabeth for 
and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to him in 
hand paid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, have bargained 
and sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell unto the 
said Robertson Ezell one______of a________Grist Mill, lying and being 
in the county of Mecklenburg and state of Virginia, situated on Taylor's 
Creek, with all and singular the rights, privileges, immunities and 
appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining , it being the 
same which the said Middugh purchased of the Estate of William 
Pennington and the said___________ to them with all the 
appurtenances thereto belonging. To have and to hold to the said 
Robertson Ezell and his heirs and the said Daniel and Elizabeth 
Middaug do for themselves and their heirs forever warrant and defend 
against the claim or claims of every other person whatsoever. In witness 
whereof the parties hereunto have fixed their hands and seals the day 
and year first above written.

Witnesses: 
Jones Gee, Magistrate Daniel Middagh 
Drury Pennington " Elizabeth Middagh 

23. 1/5/1822: Robertson and Rebecca Ann, to Henry Morris 158 acres 
Book 19, Page 358. The amount of money paid for this 158 acres seem 
mighty high when land is going for around $1.00 per acre. It must contain 
quite a homestead.... 

This indenture, made and entered into this 5th day of January in the 
year of our Lord Christ one thousand eight hundred and twenty two 
BETWEEN Robertson Ezell and Rebecca Ann, his wife, of the county of 
Mecklenburg and state of Virginia of the one part and Henry Morris of 
Brunswick County and said state aforesaid of the other part 
WITNESSETH that for and in consideration of the sum of seven hundred 
and fifty dollars current money of Virginia to him in hand paid be the said 
Henry Morris, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, 
bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain, confirm, 
sell and deliver unto him the said Henry Morris, his heirs and assigns 
forever, a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of 
Mecklenburg and state of Virginia and bounded by the lands of William 
Cabiness on the South; William_____ 
and William Crenth (sic) on the West; Shelton and Robertson Ezell on 
the North, John Cook, Jr. on the East, containing one hundred and fifty 
eight acres, to HAVE 
AND TO HOLD the said tract or parcel of land together with all and 
singular the appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining 
thereto the said Henry Marris, his heirs or assigns forever, and the said 
Robertson Ezell and Rebecca Ezell, his wife, for the heirs, assigns, and 
executors and warrant the said tract or parcel of land, will and forever 
defend unto the said Henry Morris his heirs and assigns forever. In 
Witness whereof, the said Robertson Ezell, and Rebecca, his wife, have 
hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year aforesaid. 

Signed, sealed and delivered 
in the presence of Robertson Ezell 
Rebecca Ann Ezell 

Mecklenburg County to wit: 
We, Jones Gee and Drury Pennington, Magistrates of the said county do 
hereby certify that Robertson Ezell, party to the within conveyance hath 
duly acknowledged the same before us on the fifth day of January 
eighteen hundred and twenty two and desired us to certify the said 
acknowledgement to the clerk of the said county court of Mecklenburg in 
order that the said conveyance may be recorded. We witness our 
hands and seals this day and date above written. 
Navel Gee 
Drury Pennington 

Mecklenburg County to wit: 
We, Navel Gee and Drury Pennington, Magistrates of the county 
aforesaid do hereby certify that Rebecca Ann Ezell, the wife of 
Robertson Ezell, a party to a certain deed for the conveyance of real 
estate to Henry Morris bearing date as above written personally 
appeared before us in our court and being prively examined by 
us privilely and apart from her husband and having the deed fully 
explained to her she the said Rebecca Ezell acknowledged to same to 
be her act and deed, and declared she has willingly assigned , sealed 
and delivered the said deed and that she wished not to___________the 
same given under our hands and seals this day and date above written.

24. 3/21/1823: Robertson Ezell appoints Patterson Hannah, as attorney 
to complete the settlement of Sterling Northington, the brother to 
Rebecca. A long document, just legal mumbo-jumbo...Book 20, page 
215-6-7

24-A. 5/19/1823: Robertson signs bond and security deed to purchase 
382 acres from William Cabiness: Deed book 20, page 247. This deed is 
almost impossible to read and part is missing. See Also Deed # 25 for 
disposition of this deed. 

This deed signed by Robertson is for the benefit of John Cook Jr. John is 
the brother to Samuel H. Cook, who married Ann J. Ezell, the daughter 
of Benjamin, which Benjamin is the brother to Robertson. 
Ann J. is also the sister of William Edward Ezell, who happens to be my 
great-great grandfather. William Edward's son, John H. Ezell, married 
Mary Jane Logsdon in 1843. They are the parents of my mother, 
Genevieve Ezell Hausen, born 1886. 

Obligation bearing date with this indenture and the said William 
Cabiness, having________to secure said John Cook the aforementioned 
debt together with the ______________and cost of carrying this 
indenture into effect hath therefore bargained and sold, aliened and 
confirmed unto the said Robertson Ezell the following tract of land lying 
and being in the county of Mecklenburg containing by estimation three 
hundred and eighty three acres be the same more or less and bounded 
by the lands of Robertson Ezell, Randolph Davis, Adam Crutchfield and 
others and by these presents doth sell and confirm unto the said 
Robertson Ezell the aforementioned tract or parcel of land and all the 
rights and title intended and claim of the said William Cabiness to the 
same tract of land which the said William Cabiness, his heirs and 
assigns shall warrant and defend the said tract of land unto the said 
Robertson Ezell, his heirs and assigns ____the true intent and meaning 
of this indenture is such that if the said William Cabiness shall fail to pay 
the debt aforementioned together with all the legal interest and cost of 
conveying within ten days at ________public place on the neighborhood 
to sell publicly the aforementioned tract or parcel of land or so much 
thereof to the said William Cabiness or his heirs and assigns. In 
testimony where of we have hereunto set our hands and seals this day 
and date first above written. 

Signed, sealed and delivered William Cabiness 
in the presence of Robertson Ezell 
Samuel H. Walker (m. Ann J. Ezell, dau. Benjamin) John Cook Jr. 
Jesse Parkinson 
James Connell 

At a Court for Meck. Co. the 19th day of May, 1823 
The within written indenture was this day acknowledged by the within 
named William Cabiness and Robertson Ezell, parties thereto to be their 
act and deed and ordered to be recorded 
____________Delivered to Mr. Cook 

24B. 1/28/1825; Benjamin Ezell and brother Robertson accept bond for 
the payment of fifty one dollars and three cents from Samuel H. Walker 
for property and negroes. William Sr., the father to both Robertson and 
Benjamin is also a party to this transaction, probably as a trustee to carry 
out the terms. Deed Book 21, pages 235 and 236 This Samuel H. Walker 
married Elizabeth Ezell, the dau. of William Sr. and the sister to the 
above Benjamin and Robertson on 12/18/1815.

This indenture, made the 28th day of January one thousand eight 
hundred and twenty five, BETWEEN Samuel H. Walker of the county of 
Meck. and St. of Va. of the one part, and Benjamin Ezell of the co. 
aforesaid, of the next part; WITNESSETH that the said Samuel H. 
Walker is justly indebted to the said Benjamin in the full and just amount 
of fifty one dollars and three cents and bond bearing date with indenture, 
with interest from this day, Va. currency and the said Samuel H. Walker 
being willing to secure the aforesaid sum of money to the said Benjamin 
Ezell, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns for which purpose 
the said Samuel H. Walker is willing to convey the following property viz: 
a negro woman, very old named Beck, all his crop of fodder, shucks of 
corn, oats, shotgun and that the said do hereby covenant and______with 
the said Robertson Ezell and William Ezell, their heirs and executors and 
every of them to warrant and forever defend the right, title and peaceable 
enjoyment of the aforesaid and mentioned property against himself and 
his executors, administrators and assigns against the claims and 
demands of all and any person or persons whatsoever, the above 
conveyance is made upon the following conditions: 1st. that if the said 
Samuel H. Walker, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns fail to 
pay to the said Benjamin Ezell, his heirs, executors, administrators and 
assigns the aforementioned sum of money with interest as aforesaid, Va. 
money, that the said Robertson Ezell and William Ezell Sr. shall 
advertise and sell at any convenient place that they may select the 
aforesaid and mentioned property to the highest bidder for ready money 
given ten days previous notice of the time and place of such sale. 
Trustee shall first pay and satisfy the said Benjamin Ezell, his heirs, 
executors, administrators and assigns the said sum with interest as aforesaid, 
expenses of securing this writing and expenses attending the sale and 
the balance if any remaining in their hand the said trustees shall pay to 
the said Samuel H. Walker or to his legal representatives. It is agreed by 
the parties that the aforesaid property shall remain the hands of the said 
Samuel H. Walker until called for by the said trustees, Robertson and 
William Ezell, then to be delivered to him to the said Trustees for the 
purpose of selling as specified in the indenture. 3rd. It is further 
understood that in case the said property or any part thereof 
shall___________so that they cannot dispose of by the said trustees. It 
shall be lawful for the said trustees and present the property as 
it______and the purchasers shall have full authority to claim______and 
take the said property whenever it can be found and the sale made in 
conformity to the above conditions, shall be binding to the parties as if 
the same was made by authority of court of equity. Lastly, it is agreed 
that the death of either of the parties hereto shall in no wise change or 
affect this indenture. In Witness whereof, we, the parties above named, 
hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals the day and year above 
written.
 
Signed, Sealed and Delivered 
in the presence of: Samuel H. Walker 
Charles Baskerville Benjamin Ezell, Senr. 
Wm. B. Hill, Imus Daly Robertson Ezell 
Joseph Bassett, Jr.

24-C. 11/6/1824: Robertson Ezell accepts deed of trust to secure one 
slave and personal property from Battey F. Cheatham. Book 21, Page 
173. 

This indenture, made and entered into this 6th day of November, 1824, 
between Battey F. Cheatham of the county of Mecklenburg of the first 
part; Robertson Ezell of the said county of the second part and Thomas 
Wartman hereby appointed trustee of the third part. WITNESSETH that 
the said Beatty Chatham is justly indebted to the said Robertson Ezell in 
the just and full sum of one hundred and forty two dollars and fifty eight 
cents as will more fully appear by bond bearing date with this instrument 
and the said Beattey Cheatham being willing and desirous to secure to 
the said Robertson Ezell, the payment of the aforesaid sum of $142.58 
hath therefore and in consideration of the debt aforesaid and for and in 
consideration of the sum of one dollar to him in hand paid by the said 
Thomas Wartman before the unsealing of this indenture, the receipt 
whereof is hereby acknowledged and the said Beatty Cheatham for and 
in the consideration of the premises and by these presents doth bargain 
and sell unto the said Thomas Wartman, his heirs and assigns forever 
the following mentioned property, viz: one negro woman slave named 
Mary and all her future increases; one bed and furniture; one sorrel 
mare; two cows and calves; one pine cupboard; one loom, six sitting 
chairs--TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, unto the said Thomas Wartman, his 
heirs and assigns forever, the said negro Mary and all her future 
increases, the said sorrell horse, two cows and calves; two beds and 
furniture; one pine cupboard; one loom, six sitting chairs, free from the 
claim or claims of him the said Beatty Cheatham and his heirs and 
assigns from the claims of every other person 
whatsoever______________tae_____interest and__________ of this 
indenture is such that if the aforesaid Beatty Cheatham shall, will and 
truly pay or cause to be paid to the said Robertson Ezell the aforesaid 
sum of one hundred and fifty two dollars and 58 cents on or before the 
25th day of December next, then and in such case this indenture shall be 
void and of no effect, but if the said Beatty Cheatham shall fail to pay the 
same or any part thereof shall remain unpaid at that time, then and in 
that case, it shall and may be lawful and right for the said Thomas 
Wartman at the request of the said Ezell to advertise it at least three 
public places in the neighborhood the said property for sale given at least 
10 days notice of the time and place of sale and then to sell said property 
to the highest bidder for cash and out of the proceeds thereof in the first 
place to pay and satisfy all expenses of carrying that indenture into effect 
and then to pay the said Robertson Ezell the aforesaid sum of one 
hundred and fifty two dollars and 48 cents together with all legal interest 
on the same and the remainder of the proceeds arising from the same to 
pay and deliver over to the said Beatty Cheatham or his order in 
______and in default of the said Cheatham applying in person for such 
surplus if any or by his order in writing them to pay the same to his legal 
representative or those entitled to distribution of his estate. In testimony 
whereof the parties hereunto have affixed their hands and seals the day 
and date first above written. Baettey Cheatham 
Robertson Ezell 
Thomas Wartman

24-D. 5/14/1825: Benjamin Ezell, son of William Sr., deed of gifts, to his 
sister Elizabeth, who married Samuel H. Walker 12/18/1815, for the 
benefit of her children. Deed Book 21, Page 292 

Know all men by these 
presents that I, Benjamin Ezell, of the county of Mecklenburg, state of 
Virginia, for and in the consideration of the natural love and affection 
which I have to the children of my sister, Elizabeth Walker, wife of 
Samuel H. Walker, of the same county aforesaid as well as for the future 
consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid by the said Elizabeth 
Walker at or before the unsealing and delivery of these presents, the 
receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have given and granted and by 
these presents do give and grant with the children of the said Elizabeth 
Walker, their heirs, executors and administrators and assigns the 
following property: One yoke of oxen of the value of $27.00; one buffet, 
6.25; looking glass $1.05; a small bed of $5.25 and walnut table $2.50; 
one pair__________one long trunk, 4.10; one bed $8.35; one desk 
$8.75; eight sitting chairs, $2.50; one chest 50 cents amounting to the 
sum of $75. 44.. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said property unto them 
the said children of her the said Elizabeth Walker which are now living or 
may be hereafter born to them and their heirs, executors, administrators 
and assigns forever and the said Benjamin Ezell for himself, his heirs, 
administrators, and assigns the aforesaid property unto the said children 
of the said Elizabeth , her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns 
against the claims of him the said Benjamin Ezell , his heirs, 
administrators and assigns, against the claims of them or any person or 
persons claiming under him and hereby warrant and defend and by 
these presents . In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and 
affixed my seal the 18th day of May, 1825. 
BENJAMIN EZELL

At a court held for Mecklenburg County the 16th day of April, 1825 
This deed of gifts was acknowledged in our court by Benjamin Ezell to be 
his act and deed and ordered to be recorded.

25. 3/21/1727: Robertson Ezell to John Cook, Jr. Deed Book 22, Page 
360 This deed is to convey the 382 acres for which Robertson Ezell 
stood good for in the Deed of Trust in # 24-A. This deed merely 
cancelled the first deed and releases the property to John Cook, Jr. This 
John Jr. is brother to Samuel H. Cook who married Ann J. Ezell, d. 
Benjamin

This indenture, made this 21st day of May, one thousand eight hundred 
and twenty seven BETWEEN Robertson Ezell who was appointed 
trustee by Deed of Trust recorded on the 13th day of May, 1823 by 
William Cabiness to the said Robertson Ezell to secure the payment of a 
certain sum of money to John Cook which said trust deed was admitted 
to record in the county court of Mecklenburg in 1823, of the first part and 
said John Cook Jr., of the second part; WITNESSETH, that the said 
Robertson Ezell_________________________by the said deed of trust 
hath this day bargained and sold and by these presents doth bargain and 
sell to the said John Cook, Jr., for and in consideration of the sum of 
$375.00, to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby 
acknowledged, one certain tract or parcel of land on the said deed of 
trust mentioned , and by estimation 382 acres, be the same more or less 
lying in the county of Mecklenburg and bounded by the lands of 
Robertson Ezell, Samuel H. Hudson, Adam Crutchfield and others, 
together with the appurtenances thereto belonging. TO HAVE AND TO 
HOLD, unto the said John Cook Jr., his heirs and assigns forever the 
said tract or parcel of land together with the appurtenances thereto 
belonging and conveyed by the said trust deed to the said Robertson 
Ezell and the said Robertson Ezell doth for himself warrant and defend 
unto the said John Cook, Jr. all the right and title which by virtue of the 
aforesaid deed of trust he may legally warrant and defend and no other. 
In testimony whereof the said Robertson Ezell hath hereunto affixed his 
hand and seal the day and date first written. 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in the presence of: Robertson Ezell 
Thomas L. Cook 
D. Middaugh 
William Smally 

Delivered to Mr. Cook The deed also contains two additional affidavits.

25-A 6/18/1827: Robertson signs Deed of Trust guaranteeing payment 
for the benefit of Thomas Smith. Deed Book 23, Page 209.

This indenture made and entered into this 18th day of June, 1827 
BETWEEN Thomas Smith of the first part, Joseph L. Gregory of the 
second part, and Robertson Ezell of the third part, all of the county of 
Mecklenburg: WITNESSETH that whereas the said Thomas Smith is 
indebted to Daniel Daly and Elam H. Peete, executor of John Osborn in 
the sum of 783.00 and the said Robertson Ezell is security for the said 
Thomas smith, he the said Daly and Peete and bonded with him for the 
payment of the same the said Daly and Peete________ 
as aforesaid_______ and______their execution against the said Smith 
and Ezell and to said Smith being willing and desirous to secure the said 
Robertson Ezell from all damage and loss on having any part of the said 
debt to pay, this indenture therefore: WITNESSETH that the said 
Thomas Smith in consideration of the premises and for the further 
consideration of one dollar to him in hand paid by the said Joseph L. 
Gregory hereby appointed trustee have hereby granted, bargained and 
sold and by these presents doth give, grant, bargain and sell to the said 
Joseph L. Gregory, his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or 
parcel of land lying and being in the county of Mecklenburg containing 
196 acres more or less bounded by the lands of James Shelton, Jesse 
Harris, David Harris and Henry Harris; four head of cattle; 1 bay mare; 10 
head of hogs; 12 head of sheep; 1 Negro man Cyms and Negro woman 
Cinah: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the aforementioned tract or parcel of 
land, cattle, mare, hogs and Negroes to him the said Joseph Gregory, 
his heirs and assigns forever against the claim or demands of any and 
every persons whatsoever.-------Balance of deed impossible to read... 
S. Thomas Smith, Joseph L. Gregory, Robertson Ezell 
25-B. 4/25/1828: Robertson from Joseph L. Gregory. This deed is to 
release Robertson from the deed of trust he signed to secure Thomas 
Smith on 6/18/1827 Apparently the bonds were for one year...See above 
deed --same property, but acreage on one or the other is in error--one 
176 -the other 196. Robertson receives the property...
This indenture made and entered into this 25th day of April, 1828 
BETWEEN Joseph L. Gregory of the first part and Robertson Ezell of 
the second part, both of the county of Mecklenburg Virginia. 
WITNESSETH; that the said Thomas Smith on the 18th day of June, 
1827 executed a deed of trust to the said Joseph L Gregory by which he 
conveyed to the said Joseph L. Gregory as Trustee one certain tract of 
land containing 176 acres, be the same more or less as may be seen as 
reference to the______________of Mecklenburg County, which the said 
deed of trust as recorded and the said Joseph L. 
Gregory______________by the aforesaid deed of trust. 
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aforesaid Robertson Ezell, the said tract or parcel of land containing 176 
acres forever in consideration of $176.00, the receipt whereof is hereby 
acknowledged and the said Joseph L. Gregory doth bargain, sell, confirm 
and convey the said tract of land lying in the county of Mecklenburg and 
bounded by the lands of James Critchlow, Jesse Morris, Henry Morris, 
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract or parcel of land containing 176 
acres be the same more or less to the only proper use and behoof of him 
the said Robertson Ezell, his heirs and assigns forever and He the said 
Joseph L. Gregory doth warrant and defend by these presents to the 
said Robertson Ezell and his heirs all the right title and interest of him the 
said Joseph L. Gregory and his heirs and all right which by virtue of the 
aforesaid deed of trust vested in him the said Joseph L. Gregory, he by 
these presents forever warrant and defend unto the said Robertson Ezell 
and his heirs. In testimony whereof the said Joseph L. Gregory hath 
hereunto affixed his hand and seal the day and date first above written. 

Witness: 
Thomas W. Walker Joseph L. Gregory 
James Connell

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