Submitted by Kathy Turner December 30, 2010
Mecklenburg Co., VA Deed Bk 35, pp. 65-66:
Toone & wife to Field: This deed made & entered into this 21st day of September 1855 between Edward H. Toone and Jane F. his wife of the one part and Jno. S. Field Senr. of the second part all of the County of Mecklenburg and State of Virginia. Witnesseth that for & in consideration of the sum of four thousand three hundred dollars in hand paid or secured to be paid have granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell to the said Jno. S. Field Senr. his heirs and assigns the following tract of land lying and being in the said County of Mecklenburg and bounded as follows to wit – on the West by the said John S. Field senr. on the South by the lands of James M. Seddon on the East by lands of James Whittin – on the North by the lands of William Townes and John T. Wootton the said tract contains five hundred and thirty four acres and was purchased by the said Edward H. Toone at the sale of the lands of the late Thomas Vaughan and a deed was made to him by a decree of the Court by Edward R. Chambers and William Townes acting as Commissioners by reference to their deed made and recorded on the 23rd June 1838, will more fully appear. The Toone land conveyed is a part of the dower land held and occupied by the late Mary A. Vaughan widow of Thomas Vaughan – To have & to hold the said lands to the said Jno. S. Field Senr. to him & his heirs forever free from the claim of the said Edward H. Toone and his heirs & all other persons whatsoever. In witness whereof we the said Edward H. Toone and Jane F. his wife have hereunto set our hands and seals the day & year first above written.
Edward H. Toone (seal)
Jane F. Toone (seal)
Mecklenburg County to wit
I William Townes a Justice of the Peace for the County aforesaid do certify that Edward H. Toone whose name is signed to the writing above bearing date 21st day of September 1855 has acknowledged the same in my County aforesaid. Given under my hand this 17th day of October 1855.
Wm. Townes J.P.
State of Virginia
We Wm. Townes and Wm. H. Blanch Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid ? certify that Jane F. Toone the wife of Edward R.(sic) Toone whose names are signed to the writing above bearing date on the 21st day of September 1855 personally appeared before us in the County aforesaid and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her she the said Jane F. acknowledged the said writing to be her act & declared she most(?) willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it. Given under our hands this day of October 1855.
Wm. Townes J.P.
Wm. H. Blanch J.P.
Mecklenburg County Clerks Office 14th of March 1856
The foregoing deed of Bargain & sale with the certificates of acknowledgment & relinquishment of dower thereon endorsed was this day received in the Clerks Office aforesaid and admitted to record.
R. B. Baptist C.