John Reed's Gold Mine
The Surrounding Neighborhood West of Rocky River

Grant (3185, Mecklenburg County NC) Surveyed 22 Mar 1780 and issued 9 Oct 1783, Christopher Osborn received this land grant on Anderson Creek located on the west bank of Rocky River after removing from Wake County NC. Michael Garmon and Joseph Howell served as chain bearers. From the metes and bounds, the southern line of this tract is defined as the “Bearing line that divides tract number two & number five.” Back in the early 1750’s Governor Arthur Dobbs and Associates were allowed by the King to purchase numerous grand tracts for the purpose of resale to mostly German settlers. The idea was to create a buffer between the English settlers down east and the Indians in the western portion of the state. This notation within the grant identifies the boundary between tracts 2 and 3 as running east to west just below Christopher Osborn’s land.

Christopher Osborne’s daughter Fereby married James Love’s son Charles. Note Christopher’s land adjoins that of James Love’s with the boundary being the Rocky River. Charles Love and family removed to Rutherford County ca. 1800.

Grant ( 3385, Mecklenburg County NC) Entered 15 Mar 1779, surveyed 20 Apr 1783 and issued 2 Nov 1784; Michael Garmon received this grant that included “his own improvements.” Note his upper line also adjoins the division between tacts 3 & 5.


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