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OBEDIAH COLEMAN DEEDS OF GIFT TO HIS CHILDREN

Submitted by Ed Coleman

Obediah Coleman deed of gift to daughter Frances Coleman

Deed Book 26, page 526, March 21, 1836 Mecklenburg County Virginia

Know all men by these presents that I Obediah Coleman of the County of Mecklenburg and State of Virginia for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I bear to Frances Coleman my beloved daughter of the same county & State as well also for the further consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid by the said Frances at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have given & granted and do by these presents give and grant unto the said Frances her heirs exors admors and apigns [assigns] the following mentioned slaves and property vizt one negro man Joe one negro man Gilbert one negro man Chavis one negro man Peter one negro woman Molley & her future increase one negro  Amy & her four children namely Simon Silas Caroline and Amy Jr and the future increase of the females one horse one yolk oxen one ox cart & ox yoke two cows and calves ten sheep forty barrels corn thirty bushels wheat one thousand pounds pork all of my lard & lard pots all of my butter & butter pots all of my tallow & soap all of my sugars & coffees all of my jugs all of my pewter ware one large iron pot one small iron pot one iron skillet one brap [brass] kettle one iron pot rack & hangers & hooks one trivet two bread-hoes one pair andirons one pair flatirons one pair shovel and tongs one pair hand bellows one loom all of my slays & harnp [harness] & shuttles and warping bars all of my spinning wheels all of my barrels & hogsheads three pine tables three pine cupboards one walnut cupboard two blue painted pine chests one walnut bed two choice feather beds bedstead & furniture all of my table cloths toylets & towels one looking glap [glass] eight sitting chairs one tea board one grind stone one pair of stylyards [steelyards]and one man saddle one crank two choice sows and pigs one dagon plow three trowel hoes three hilling hoes one pair iron wedges two pole axes two broad axes one crop [cross] cut & one hand saw one shot gun one claw hammer one drawing knife one coopers adds fifteen wool one hundred pounds picked cotton all of my water vepels [vessels] all of my poultry and beehives – To have and to hold the said negro slaves and other property above mentioned unto her the said Frances her heirs &c [etc.] forever and the said Obediah Coleman for himself his heirs exors & admors the said negro slaves and property above mentioned unto the said Frances her heirs &c against the claim or claims of him the said Obediah Coleman his heirs exors and admors and against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever will warrant and forever defend by these presents –

In witnep [witness] whereof I the said Obediah Coleman have hereunto set his hand and seal this 5th day of January 1836  -

Signed sealed & delivered                                 Obediah his X mark Coleman {seal}

In the presents of

J F Finch

Silas M Gregory

Wm N Smith

At the Court held for Mecklenburg County on the 21st of March 1836    

The foregoing deed and Gift was produced in open Court and proved by the oath of the three subscribing witnepes [witnesses] and ordered to be recorded –

                                                                                    Jno G. Baptist Clk

                                                                                    Teste R B Baptist

Transcriber's notes:

Obediah Coleman was the son of Daniel Coleman Jr of Amelia County Virginia. Obediah Coleman did not leave a will, but chose instead to dispose of his real and personal property through “deeds of gifts” to his children.

Transcribed, as written, from the original documents archived in the Mecklenburg Co VA Clerk's Office in Boydton. Words enclosed in  [   ] are modern day spellings of the word that directly preceded it.

Transcribed on August 16th , 2008 by William Edward Coleman, Jr, great-great-great-great grandson of Obediah Coleman

Viz and Vizt are abbreviations of videlicet, which is Latin for “it is permitted to see.” These adverbs are used as synonyms of “namely, that is to say, as follows.”

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Obediah Coleman deed of gift to daughter Elizabeth Coleman

Deed Book 26, page 528, March 21, 1836 Mecklenburg County Virginia

 

Know all men by these presents that I Obadiah Coleman of the county of Mecklenburg and state of Virginia for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I bear to Thomas Gale and his wife Elizabeth my beloved daughter of the same county and state as well also for the further consideration of the sum of one dollar to me in hand paid by the said Thomas Gale and his wife Elizabeth the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have given and granted and do by these presents give and grant unto the said Thomas Gale and his wife Elizabeth their heirs exors admors and apigns [assigns] the following mentioned negro slaves and property (vizt) one negro Murray and one negro Rachael and their children (which were advanced in the years 1819 & 1820) together with one negro man Nelson girl Nancy boy John and two cows six sheep and one feather bed & furniture with the future increase of female negro slaves To have and to hold the said negro slaves and other property above mentioned unto him the said Thomas Gale and his wife Elizabeth their heirs &c [etc.] forever and the said Obadiah Coleman for himself his heirs exors and admors the said negro slaves and other property above mentioned unto him the said Thomas Gale and his wife Elizabeth their heirs &c against the claim or claims of him the said Obadiah Coleman his heirs exors and admors and against the claim or claims of all and every other person or persons whatsoever will warrant and forever defend by these presents In witnep [witness] whereof I the said Obadiah Coleman have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 7th day of January 1836

Signed sealed & delivered                         Obadiah his X mark Coleman (seal)

In the presents of

J F Finch

Silas M Gregory

Alexander Smith

 

At a court held for Mecklenburg county on the 18th of January 1836 the foregoing deed of gift was this day partly proved in open court by the oath of Alex Smith and at another court held for the said county on the 21st of March 1836 the said deed was proved by the oath of J F Finch & S. M. Gregory the other subscribing witnepes [witnesses] thereto and ordered to be recorded

 

                                                                        Jno G Baptist C

Transcriber's notes:

Obediah Coleman was the son of Daniel Coleman Jr of Amelia County Virginia. Obediah Coleman did not leave a will, but chose instead to dispose of his real and personal property through “deeds of gifts” to his children.

Note the spelling of Obediah's name in this document as “Obadiah”.  Most other historical documents in Mecklenburg County VA use the “Obediah” form when spelling his name.

Transcribed, as written, from the original documents archived in the Mecklenburg Co VA Clerk's Office in Boydton. Words enclosed in  [   ] are modern day spellings of the word that directly preceded it.

Transcribed on August 16th , 2008 by William Edward Coleman, Jr, great-great-great-great grandson of Obediah Coleman

Viz and Vizt are abbreviations of videlicet, which is Latin for “it is permitted to see.” These adverbs are used as synonyms of “namely, that is to say, as follows.”

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Obediah Coleman deed of gift to son John G Coleman

Deed Book 26, page 528, March 21, 1836 Mecklenburg County Virginia

Know all men by these presents that I Obediah Coleman of the county of Mecklenburg and state of Virginia for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I bear unto John G Coleman my beloved son of the same county and state as well also for the further consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid by the said John G Coleman at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have given & granted and do by these presents give and grant unto the said Jno G Coleman his heirs exors admors and apigns [assigns] the following mentioned negro slaves and other property vizt one negro man Adam which I have advanced to him the said Jno G Coleman in the year 1819 one negro man Phil also advanced by me in the year 1830 one negro man Daniel and all of my crop of every descriptions all of my stock of every description vizt horses hogs cattle & sheep all of my plantation tools of every description house hold & kitchen furniture and eight hundred pounds salted pork be that amount of pork more or lep [less] To have and to hold the said negro slaves and other property above mentioned unto him the said John G Coleman his heirs &c [etc.] forever and the said Obediah Coleman for himself his heirs exors & admors the said negro slaves and other property above mentioned unto the said Jno G Coleman his heirs &c [etc.] against the claim or claims of him the said Obediah Coleman his heirs exors and admors and against the claim or claims of all & every person or persons whatsoever will warrant & forever defend by these presents In witnep [witness] whereof I the said Obediah Coleman have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 5th day of January 1836.

Signed sealed & delivered                                 Obediah his X mark Coleman {seal}

In the presents of

J F Finch

Silas M Gregory

Wm N Smith

At the court held for Mecklenburg County on the 21st of March 1836 the foregoing deed of gift was produced in open court and proved by the oath of the three subscribing witnepes [witnesses] and ordered to be recorded.

                                                               Jno G Baptist C

Transcriber's notes:

Obediah Coleman was the son of Daniel Coleman Jr of Amelia County Virginia. Obediah Coleman did not leave a will, but chose instead to dispose of his real and personal property through “deeds of gifts” to his children.

Transcribed, as written, from the original documents archived in the Mecklenburg Co VA Clerk's Office in Boydton. Words enclosed in  [   ] are modern day spellings of the word that directly preceded it.

Transcribed on August 16th , 2008 by William Edward Coleman, Jr, great-great-great-great grandson of Obediah Coleman

Viz and Vizt are abbreviations of videlicet, which is Latin for “it is permitted to see.” These adverbs are used as synonyms of “namely, that is to say, as follows.”

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Obediah Coleman deed of gift to son James Coleman

Deed Book 26, page 525, March 21, 1836 Mecklenburg County Virginia

 

Know all men by these presents that I Obediah Coleman of the county of Mecklenburg and state of Virginia for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I bear to James Coleman my beloved son of the same county and state as well also for the further consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid by the said James at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said James his heirs exors admors and apigns [assigns] the following mentioned slaves (viz) Ellick Eliza & Ritter and child Gillis and the future increase of the females to have and to hold the said negro slaves above mentioned unto him the said James his heirs &c [etc.] forever and the said Obediah Coleman for himself his heirs exors & admors the  said negro slaves vizt Ellick, Eliza & Ritter and child Gillis unto the said James his heirs &c against the claim or claims of him the said Obediah Coleman his heirs exors and admors and against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever will warrant and forever defend by these presents  In witnep [witness] whereof I the said Obediah Colman have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of January 1836

Signed sealed & delivered                         Obediah his x mark Coleman (seal)

In the presents of

J F Finch

Silas M Gregory

Alexander Smith

At the Court held for Mecklenburg county on the 18th of January 1836 the foregoing deed of gift was this day partly proven in open court by the oath of Alex Smith and at another Court held for the said county on the 21st of March 1836 the said deed was proved by the oath of J F Finch & Silas M Gregory the other two subscribing witnepes [witnesses] thereto and ordered to be recorded

                                                                                    Jno G Baptist

Transcriber's notes:

Obediah Coleman was the son of Daniel Coleman Jr of Amelia County Virginia. Obediah Coleman did not leave a will, but chose instead to dispose of his real and personal property through “deeds of gifts” to his children.

Transcribed, as written, from the original documents archived in the Mecklenburg Co VA Clerk's Office in Boydton. Words enclosed in  [   ] are modern day spellings of the word that directly preceded it.

Transcribed on August 16th , 2008 by William Edward Coleman, Jr, great-great-great-great grandson of Obediah Coleman

Viz and Vizt are abbreviations of videlicet, which is Latin for “it is permitted to see.” These adverbs are used as synonyms of “namely, that is to say, as follows.”

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