Pro Aris Et Focis
Avon Lake, OH
The two hundred acre parcel described in this land deed is bound on the west side by Coal Creek, runs up to Red Root Ridge and back down to Mud Lick Creek, which forms the east side of the parcel. See "Maps" to the right for more info.
The pertinent parts of this document are transcribed verbatim as follows:
This Deed made this the 11th of November 1886 between G.W. Gillespie and Barbara E. his wife of the first part, and Charles Johnson, Boston Johnson, William Johnson, James E. Johnson John H. Johnson and Sarah Shelton, wife of Joseph Shelton, heirs at law of William Johnson (alias William Cline) all of the County of Tazewell and state of Virginia, Witnesseth that for and in consideration of two hundred dollars, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties of the first part grant with covenants of general warranty, unto the said parties of the second part, a certain tract of land lying on the south side of the dividing Ridge in Tazewell County between Mud Lick and Coal Creeks, known as the 'William Fogleman land' purchased by him of Dr. Wm. P. Floyd, containing two hundred acres and bounded as follows: Beginning at a large spruce pine on the left bank of Coal Creek, Corner to John B. Low, thence with said Low and A.P. McGlothlin's lines, N69E 420 ps passing through "Indian Grave Gap" to a spruce pine on the East bank of the west fork of Mud Lick Creek, McGlothlin's corner; thence up said creek .... on the right bank of the left fork of Coal Creek, ...passing the Shelton Coal branch ...
Avon Lake, OH