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Mecklenburg County Virginia
Submitted by Kent A. Elam, Jr.
Deed Book 26, Page 460
December 5, 1835
Anderson and Sally Overby to Daniel Elam

This Indenture made this tenth day of October in the year AD one thousand eight hundred and thirty five 
between Anderson Overby and Sally Overby his wife of Mecklenburg County State of Virginia of the one 
part and Daniel Elam of the said County and State of the other part Witnesseth that the said Anderson 
Overby and wife in consideration of the sum of twelve hundred six dollars and fifty cents Virginia money 
to them in hand paid by the said Elam at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt 
whereof they do hereby acknowledge and have given granted bargained sold aliened enforced released and 
confirmed and do by these presents give grant bargain sell alien enforce release and confirm unto him the 
said Daniel Elam and to his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land whereon they now 
live called the home tract lying and being in the County of Mecklenburg and on both sides of Little 
Buffalo Creek and bounded as follows to wit beginning on Little Buffalo Creek at a corner broke down 
Sweet Gum stump and pointers at the present ford in James Newton's line thence along his line S 24 deg 
W 80 poles to corner pointers in the corner of a fence on his line S 70 deg E 56 poles and 17 links to a 
corner pointers in the same thence N 7  deg E 110 poles to a corner White Oak stump and pointers on a 
branch thence up the said branch N 50 deg E 14 poles to a corner pointers Hickory in Robert Newton's 
line thence along his line S 73  deg E 33 poles and 16 links to a corner hickory in said James Newton's 
line thence along his line S 2 deg W 177 poles to a corner stake near the road in the dower line of the 
estate of Robert Newton deceased hence along that line N 68  deg W 63 poles to a corner stake formerly 
a Sweet Gum thence S 7  W 3 poles and 7 links to the road called South Boston Road thence along said 
road as it meanders 142 poles to corner pointers thence N 24  deg E 27 poles to a corner Pine thence N 
72  deg E 68 poles and 20 links to the beginning containing eighty eight acres be the same more or less 
within said boundary this being called and known by the home tract. Also a second tract called and known 
by the Vaughan tract lying and being in said County and on both sides of the Little Buffalo Creek and 
bounded as follows to wit beginning on the said South Boston Road at corner pointers in David Perkins 
line thence down said road as it meanders to corner pointers in the before named line thence N 24  deg 
E 27 poles to a corner Pine as named in the other tract above described thence along that line N 72  deg 
E 68 poles and 20 links to the said Creek and a mouth of a branch thence up the said branch as it 
meanders 55 poles to a corner pointer Hickory in Robert Newton's line thence along his line N 70 deg W 
144 poles to a corner White Oak in a small branch thence up the said branch as it meanders 30 poles to a 
Hickory thence S 15 W 74 poles to the beginning containing sixty three acres be the same more or less 
within said boundary. This tract was sold as the property of Dr. Spencer C. Vaughan deceased by a decree 
of the court of Mecklenburg some few years past subject to his widows dower (Elizabeth Vaughan) and the 
same being laid out to her by metes and bounds as to be seen containing 21 acres also third tract called 
and known by the Wiles tract and lying and being in the said County and on the waters of the Little 
Buffalo Creek and bounded as follows to wit beginning on the cow road in Daniel Sizemore, Jr.'s line as a 
corner Spanish Oak  thence along his line nearly with the road N 32 deg W 67 poles and 15 links to a 
corner Red Oak sapling in Thomas Owens line thence along his line S 69 deg W 24 poles to a Willow 
Oak in the head of a drain thence down said drain or branch to a large dead Poplar a corner thence along 
the said Owens' line S 46  deg E 132 poles to a corner Elm in another drain or branch which is John 
Newton's line thence up the said drain or branch and a chopped line as they meander to the beginning 
containing seventy five and a quarter acres be the same more or less within the said boundary in all 
including the widows dower two hundred twenty six and a quarter acres to have and to hold the aforesaid 
granted and sold tracts or parcels of land together with all and everything there unto belonging (except the 
21 acres the widow's dower during her life at her death) with all and singular the appurtenances 
whatsoever thereunto belongeth or in any wise  appertaineth unto him the said Daniel Elam and to his 
heirs and assigns forever and the said Anderson Overby and wife as by these presents bind themselves 
their heirs etc. to warrant and forever defend the right and title of the aforesaid tracts or parcels of land 
and premises against the just claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever (except the widow 

Vaughan during her life). In testimony  whereof the said Overby and wife have hereunto set their hands 
and fixed their seals the day and year first above written.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of

Anderson Overby (seal)
Sally Overby (seal)

Mecklenburg County
We Stephen P Pool and Lancelotte G. Wade Justices of the Peace in the County aforesaid in the State of 
Virginia do hereby certify that Anderson Overby and Sally Overby his wife parties to a certain deed 
bearing sale on the 10th day of October 1835 and hereto annexed personally appeared before us in our 
County aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed and desired us to certify the said 
acknowledgment to the clerk of the County Court of Mecklenburg in order that the said deed may be 
recorded. Given under our hands and seals this 10th day of October 1835.

St. P. Pool (seal) JP
L. G. Wade (seal) JP

Mecklenburg County
We Stephen P. Pool and Lancelotte G. Wade Justices of the Peace in the County aforesaid in the State of 
Virginia do hereby certify that Sally Overby the wife of Anderson Overby parties to a certain tract bearing 
date on the 10th of October 1835 and hereunto annexed personally appeared before us in the County 
aforesaid and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband and having the deed aforesaid 
fully explained to her she the said Sally Overby acknowledged the same to be her act and deed and 
declared that she had willingly signed sealed and delivered the same and that she wished not to retract it. 
Given under our hands and seals this 10th day of October 1835.

St. P. Pool (seal) JP
L. G. Wade (seal) JP

Mecklenburg County Clerks Office 5th December 1835
The foregoing Indenture and Sale together with the certificate of acknowledgment and relinquishment of 
dower thereon endorsed was this day recorded in the Clerk's Office aforesaid and pursuant to an act of 
assembly in such cases made and provided is admitted to record.

John G. Baptist, Clerk
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Mecklenburg County Virginia
Submitted by Kent A. Elam, Jr.
Deed Book 28, Page 500
December 1, 1839
George Royster to Daniel Elam

This Indenture made this first day of December in the year one thousand 
eight hundred and thirty nine between George Royster and Matilda his 
wife of Mecklenburg County Virginia of the one part and Daniel Elam of 
the same County and State of the other part. Witnesseth that the said 
George Royster and Matilda his wife for and in consideration of he sum 
of one thousand and forty five dollars to them in hand paid by the said 
Elam at and before the sealing and delivering of these presents the 
receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and have given, granted, 
bargained, sold, aliened, enforced and confirmed and do by these 
presents give, grant, bargain, sell, and enforce and confirm unto the 
said Daniel Elam and to his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract 
or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Mecklenburg and on 
the waters of Dan River on the south side and bounded as follows to wit 
beginning at a Spanish Oak on the Cow Road, Daniel Sizemore's corner 
thence east with Sizemore's line to the corner of pointers near a Spring 
thence with said Spring Branch as it meanders to a corner Poplar stump 
thence with said line to a corner Pine on Skipwith's line and Morgan 
Puryear's line thence with said Puryear's line to corner Black Gum the 
said Cow Road thence along with the road to corner stake and pointers on 
John Newton's line thence with said Newton's line to corner Spanish Oak 
on James Newton's line to corner Red Oak on said line thence to corner 
Elm on the branch thence up the branch as it meanders to the beginning 
Spanish Oak containing two hundred and eleven acres be the same more or 
less within the said boundary. It being the same tract of land I now 
live on with all and everything thereunto belonging to have and to old 
the aforesaid tract or parcel of land together with all and everything 
thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto him the said Daniel 
Elam and to his heirs and assigns forever and the said George Royster 
and Matilda his wife doth by these presents bind themselves their heirs 
etc. to warrant and forever defend the right and title of the said tract 
of land and premises against the just claims or demands of all and every 
person or persons whatsoever either in (?) or equity. In witness whereof 
the said Royster and wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the 
day and date first above written.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of

George Royster (seal)
Matilda Royster (seal)

Mecklenburg County
We Stephen P. Pool and Edward F. P. Pool Justices of the Peace for the 
County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that George 
Royster and Matilda his wife parties to a certain deed bearing date on 
the 1st day of December 1839 and hereunto annexed personally appeared 
before us in our County aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be their 
act deed and desire us to certify the said acknowledgment to the Clerk 
of the County Court of Mecklenburg in order that the said deed may be 
recorded. given under our hands and seals this 17th day of December 
1839.

Stephen P. Pool (seal) JP
Edmund F. P. Pool (seal) JP

Mecklenburg County
We Stephen P. Pool and Edward F. P. Pool Justices of the Peace for the 
County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Matilda 
Royster wife of George Royster parties to a certain deed bearing date on 
the 1st day of December 1839 and hereunto annexed personally appeared 
before us in our County aforesaid and being examined by us privily and 
apart from her husband and having the deed fully explained to her she 
the said Matilda Royster acknowledged the same to be her act and deed 
and declared that she had willingly signed sealed and delivered the same 
and that she wished not to retract it. Given under our hands and seals 
this 17th day of December 1839.

Stephen P. Pool (seal) JP
Edmund F. P. Pool (seal) JP

Mecklenburg County Clerk's Office 16th March 1840
The foregoing Indenture of Bargain and Sale together with the 
certificate of acknowledgment and relinquishment of dower thereon 
endorsed was this day received in the Clerk's office aforesaid and 
pursuant to an act of assembly in such cases made and provided is 
admitted to record.

Teste R. B. Baptist, Clerk
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Mecklenburg County Virginia
Submitted by Kent A. Elam, Jr.
Deed Book 29, Page 44
December 17, 1839
Daniel Elam to Nathaniel B. Nelson

This Indenture made and entered into this 17th day of December AD one 
thousand eight hundred and thirty nine between Daniel Elam and Elizabeth 
Elam his wife of Mecklenburg County and State of Virginia of the one 
part and Nathaniel B. Nelson of the said County and State aforesaid the 
other part. Witnesseth that the said Daniel Elam and wife for and in 
consideration of the sum of thirteen hundred and fifty nine dollars 
current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Nathaniel B. 
Nelson and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt 
whereof they do hereby acknowledge and have given, granted, bargained, 
sold, aliened, enforced and confirmed and do by these presents give, 
grant, bargain, sell, alien, enforce, release and confirm unto him the 
said Nathaniel B. Nelson and to his heirs and assigns forever one 
certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county 
and State aforesaid and on the waters of Little Buffalo Creek and 
bounded south by the Boston Road which separates it from the lands of 
James H. Newton estate, Robert Ragsdale, east by the lands of James 
Newton (son George), north by the lands of Robert Newton, Sr. and Samuel 
Puryear, west by the lands of Bentley Wilkerson and Edmund F. P. Pool 
and also by the lands held by James Newton (son George) which he hired 
from the estate of Robert Newton lying within said boundary containing 
one hundred and fifty one acres subject to twenty one acres which 
Elizabeth Vaughan widow of Dr. Spencer Vaughan now lives on the 
boundaries of which may be seen by reference to the Clerk's office of 
the County aforesaid be the same more or less within said boundary to 
have and to hold the aforesaid tract or parcel of land together with all 
and everything thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto him 
the said Nelson and to his heirs and assigns forever and the said Daniel 
Elam and wife do by these presents bind themselves their heirs etc. to 
warrant and forever defend the right and title of the said tract of land 
and premises against the just claims or demands of all and every person 
or persons whatsoever in testimony whereof the said Elam and wife have 
hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of,

Daniel Elam (seal)
Elizabeth Elam (seal)

Mecklenburg County to wit
We Stephen P. Pool and Edmund F. P. Pool Justices of the Peace for the 
County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Daniel 
Elam and Elizabeth his wife parties to a certain deed bearing date on 
the 17th day of December 1839 and hereunto annexed personally appeared 
before us in our County aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be their 
act and deed and desired us to certify the said acknowledgment to the 
Clerk of he County Court of Mecklenburg in order that the said deed may 
be recorded. Given under our hands and seals this 17th day of December 
1839.

Stephen P. Pool (seal) JP
Edmund F. P. Pool (seal) JP

Mecklenburg County to wit
We Stephen P. Pool and Edmund F. P. Pool Justices of the Peace for the 
County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that 
Elizabeth Elam wife of Daniel Elam parties to a certain deed bearing 
date on the 17th day of December 1839 and hereunto annexed personally 
appeared before us in our County aforesaid and being examined by us 
privily and apart from her husband and having the deed fully explained 
to her, she the said Elizabeth Elam acknowledged the same to be her act 
and deed and declared that she wished not to retract it. Given under our 
hands and seals this 17th day of December 1839.

Stephen P. Pool (seal) JP
Edmund F. P. Pool (seal) JP
Mecklenburg County Clerk's Office August 21st 1840
The foregoing Deed of Bargain and Sale was this day received in the 
office aforesaid and together with the annexed certificates of 
acknowledgment and relinquishment of dower is admitted to record.

Teste R. W. Baptist, County Clerk
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Mecklenburg County Virginia
Submitted by Kent A. Elam, Jr.
Deed Book 34, Page 293
December 21, 1853
Edmund F. P. Pool to Daniel Elam

This Deed made and entered into this 25th day of November AD one 
thousand eight hundred and fifty three between Edmund F. P. Pool and 
Sarah his wife of the one part of the County of Halifax State of 
Virginia and Daniel Elam of the County of  Mecklenburg and State 
aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of 
the sum of one thousand five dollars to them in hand paid at and before 
the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby 
acknowledged and hath given, granted, bargained, sold and conveyed and 
doth give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Daniel Elam his 
heirs and assigns forever one certain tract, piece or parcel of land 
situate lying and being in the County of Mecklenburg and State aforesaid 
on the waters of Little Buffalo Creek adjoining the lands of George 
Royster, James H. Newton and others and bounded as follows to wit 
beginning at a corner stake and Sumac tree opposite the granary of 
George Royster thence due south 70 poles to a corner White Oak thence 
south S 3  W 24 poles to Red Oak on the old race track thence along 
said track south 97 poles to a stake in J. H. Newton's line thence along 
his line S 73  E 102 poles to Sweet Gums thence S 53  E 31  poles 
__?__ a large branch at Old Mill Dam to pointers Hickory thence N 20 E 
188 poles to __?__ and Plumb tree on the Clarksville Road thence up said 
road 163  poles to the beginning containing two hundred and three acres 
be the same more or less in said boundary to have and to hold the 
aforesaid land and premises together with everything thereunto belonging 
or in any wise appertaining unto him the said Daniel Elam his heirs and 
assigns forever and the said Edmund F. P. Pool and Sarah his wife bind 
themselves their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to warrant 
and defend the title of the aforesaid land and premises unto the said 
Daniel Elam with "General Warranty". In testimony whereof the said 
Edmund F. P. Pool and Sarah his wife have hereunto set their hands and 
affixed their seals the day and date first written.

In the presence of,

E. F. P. Pool (seal)
Sarah P. Pool (seal)

County of Mecklenburg
We John W. Young and George J. Dabbs Justices of the Peace for the 
County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Edmund 
F. P. Pool and Sarah his wife parties to a certain deed bearing date on 
the 25th of November 1853 and hereto annexed personally appeared before 
us in our County aforesaid and acknowledged the same to be their act and 
deed and desire us to certify said acknowledgment tot he Clerk of the 
County Court of Mecklenburg in order that the said deed may be recorded. 
given under our hands and seals this 25th day of November 1853.

John W. Young (seal) JP
G. J. Dabbs (seal) JP

County of Mecklenburg
We John W. Young and George J. Dabbs Justices of the Peace for the 
County aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Sarah 
P. Pool wife of Edmund F. P. Pool parties to a certain deed bearing date 
on the 25th day of November 1853 and hereunto annexed personally 
appeared before us in our County aforesaid and having the deed fully 
explained and having been examined by us privily and apart from her 
husband declared that she had willingly signed, sealed and delivered the 
same and that she wishes not to retract. Given under our hands and seals 
this 25th day of November 1853.

Mecklenburg County Clerk's Office 21st December 1853
The foregoing Deed of Bargain and Sale together with the certificates of 
acknowledgment and relinquishment of dower thereon endorsed was this day 
received in the Clerk's office aforesaid and admitted to record.

Teste R. B. Baptist, Clerk
============================== Mecklenburg County Virginia Submitted by Kent A. Elam, Jr. Deed Book 35, Page 575 December 27, 1858 William L. Moore to Thomas R. Elam This Deed made this 9th day of December in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight between William L. Moore of the County of Mecklenburg and State of Virginia of the first part and Thomas R. Elam of the second part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of eighteen hundred and thirty one 38/100 to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part before the delivery of this deed the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged doth hereby grant, sell and convey with general warranty unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County aforesaid containing two hundred and eighty one and acres be the same more or less and bounded as follows to wit commencing at Mrs. Moore's corner pointers in the land thence S W 242 poles to Post Oak thence due east 120 poles to a bend in Neal's line thence S 87 E 29 poles to a new corner Post Oak in Neal's line thence due north 129 poles to corner pointers thence due east 64 poles to a branch thence down said branch as it meanders to corner pointers in Robert Y. Overby's line thence along his line N 8 W 86 poles to Mrs. Moore's corner pointers thence due west along Mrs. Moore's line 210 poles to the beginning and the said party of the first part covenants to and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns that he has given right to convey the said tract or parcel of land and that he has done no act to encumber the same. Witness the following signatures and seals, William L. Moore (seal) State of Virginia County of Mecklenburg George J. Dabbs a Justice of the Peace for the said County in the said State do certify that William L. Moore whose name is signed to the __?__ above bearing date on the 9th day of December 1858 has acknowledged the same before me in my County aforesaid. Given under my hand this 9th day of December 1858. Mecklenburg County Clerk's Office December 27th 1858 The foregoing Deed of Bargain and Sale together with the certificate of Acknowledgment therein endorsed was this day received in the Clerk's office aforesaid and admitted to record. Teste R. F. Clack, Clerk
     Added by Kent Elam, the submitter:
     This deed is of a piece of land that Thomas R. Elam, Daniel's nephew      bought in 1858. It too is in this area. Thomas was the orphan of      Andrew G. Elam, older brother to Daniel. Daniel was Thomas's guardian      and presumed raised by Daniel. Thomas was killed in the Civil War      in 1862. A tragic end to a family that had experienced much sadness.      Andrew's wife Matilda Puryear died young after giving birth to Thomas.      Andrew died a few years later leaving Thomas as an orphan. Thomas was      their only child and killed in 1862 leaving a young bride and a son      who died an infant. This branch of the family just died out. I believe      that Thomas's (first) wife was Henrietta Overby.