Key Map and Legal Descriptions of Grants and Conveyances
in Mecklenburg / Cabarrus Counties
and Montgomery / Stanly Counties

Located west of Hwy 200, and south or near Hwy 24/27 and east of Hwy 601 in the area of Midland NC.

2. Deed 7-104. Mecklenburg NC. Thos Polk, Attorney for David Olliphant, to Michael Garmon. Being 143 acres beginning at a bo north 37 east 86 to bo, north 20 east 48 to po, east 140 to bo (on river bank mall), south 3 west 150 to wo (on the river), then to begin.

3. Deed 14-75, Mecklenburg NC, 19 Jul 1793, prv’d Apr 1795. Andrew Alexander, Esq., high sheriff of Mecklenburg to Michael Garmon, being 246 acres. The metes and bounds are from a p.o. south 54 west 66 to p. o., north 50 west 66 to w. o., north 25 east 125 to p. o., north 18 east 32 to hic., south 87 east 20 to b. o. (his own corner), (with or near his open line) south 80 east 62 to forked p. o. (on or near said line), north 4 east 7 to p. o., south 83 east 140 to pine, (with his line) north 2 east 150 to b. o. (on river bank), (down said river) south 29 east 90 to w.o. (on bank of river), (down said river) soiuth 57 east 16 to hic. (his corner), (with his line) south 35 west 88 to small b. o. (instead of pine, his own corner), (with another line of same survey) south 24 west 40 to p. o. (his other corner), (with another line) south 68 east 116 to hic. (his corner on the river bank), (down river) south 25 west 27 to hic (by the river), north 77 west 78 to pine, south 42 west 6 to b. o., north 77 west 140 to pine, then to begin.

4. Deed 6-53, Mecklenburg NC, 5 Feb 1771, prv’d 5 Feb 1771. Abner Nash and Justina his wife to Burdig Howell. Being 68 acres, the metes and bounds are: from a w. o. (on the south bank of Rocky River, running thence down the river) 144 to hic., north 66 west 114 to w. o., north 26 east 38 to pine, north 37 west 88 to hic. (on the river), then down the river to begin. Wit: Clement Nash.

Deed 6-128, Mecklenburg NC, 16 Dec 1771, prv’d Apr 1772. Burdig Howell to Peter Kizer, being 68 acres. Jurat: John Polk.

Deed 6-135, Mecklenburg NC, 1 Apr 1772, prv’d Apr 1772. Peter Kizer to Joseph Garrot, being 68 acres. Jurat: ___ Polk.

Deed 7-385, Mecklenburg NC, 10 Jan 1774, prv’d (record lost). Joseph (J) and wife Suzana (x) Gault (surname may be wrong as writing is not clear) to William Mitchell being 68 acres. Wit: Peter (x) Curzine, Moses (x) Burleson.

Deed 10-475, Mecklenburg NC, 2 Feb 1779, prv’d _____, William Mitchell to Leonard Green. Wit: William Barker, Elizabeth Balch.

Deed 11-323, Mecklenburg NC, 1 Feb 1780, prv’d Apr 1780. Leonard (L) and wife Ann (x) Green to Samuel Bonds, being 68 acres. Wit: William Haynes, Jacob Self.

Deed 13-779, Mecklenburg NC, 29 Jan 1789, prv’d Apr 1790. Samuel Bonds to Michael Garmon. Wit: Willi Potts, John McGuirt, Arch, White.

5. Grant # 712, Cabarrus NC, ent. 19 Aug 1845, sur. 26 Sep 1845, iss. _______. Being 90 acres on the waters of Anderson’s and Muddy Creek. The metes and bounds are from a hic. (corner of John E. Garmon or Freeman tact, running with his line) south 20 west 30 to pine & p. o. (near Hiram Bost corner), (with Bost’s line) north 60 west 120 to p. o. & stake (on the Dutch Road), (up said road) north 10 east 54 to stake & w. o. stump (on said road, James A. Garmon’s corner), (with three of his lines) south 87 east 27 to w. o., south 50 east 58 (crossing the Fayetteville road) to p. o., north 56 east 76 to p. o. (by said road, Alphonsa Garmon corner), (with his line) north 60 east 106 tp dead pine & p. o. (a corner of the Petray tract), (with three of said lines) south 22 west 64 to p. o., south 45 west 84 to pine, south 20 west 42 to pine & p. o. (on Garmon or Freeman line), then north 20 west 20 to begin. The plat locates the crossing of Dutch and Fayetteville roads in 1845. This crossroads is located a south and west of the crossing of present day Hwy’s 24-27 and 601 CC: James H. K. Rodgers, John N. G. Rogers.

6. Deed 17-398, Mecklenburg NC, 12 Nov 1789, prv’d Apr 1800. Geo. Graham Esq. late sheriff of Mecklenburg to Henry Smith. The metes and bounds are from a hic. (on the bank of the river) north 80 west 14 ch to pine, south 20 west 11 ch to p.o, south 45 west 21 ch to pine, south 20 west 36 ch to p.o. (on Meeting House Branch), then down the courses of the branch to the river and up the river to Henry Smith’s old corner., then around his old land to begin. (not represented by the plat to the left) Wit: Charles T. Alexander.

Deed 15-99, Mecklenburg NC, 14 Aug 1793, prv’d Jul 1795. Andrew Alexander, Sheriff of Mecklenburg to Leonard Huise, being 125 acres on Rocky River. The metes and bounds are from a pine (on Michael Garmon’s line and with his line) north 80 west 52 to pine (said Garmon’s corner), south 29 west 52 to p. o., south 62 west 80 p. o. to pine, south 8 east 40 to p. o., south 50 east 80 to pine, south 5 west 24 (by a branch), (down said branch) south 74 east 26 to r. o. (on bank of branch), (down the branch) south 56 east 60 to b.o., south 50 east 22 to w. o. (on river bank), (up the river) north 15 east 20 to ash, south 82 west 26 to p. o. (his own corner), then to begin. Also included in this conveyance was another tract of 26 acres situated on the waters of Muddy Creek. Wit: Tho’s McFaddon.

Deed 11-282, Cabarrus NC, 16 Feb 1830, prv’d Apr 1830. Jacob Petre to John Beckwith & Co. of Wake County NC. Situated on the west side of Rocky River, this tract has changed a little in shape and length of lines. The branch on the southern line is now known as “the Malling branch” adjoining the ‘Rung’ land as it meanders to the river. Wit: Isaac Watson, J. W. Means.

Deed 17-237, Cabarrus NC, 26 Feb 1845, prv’d _______. Laird Alexander & Cyrus C. Alexander & Green H. Swearengen to Hartwell S. Love.

7. Deed 7-84, Mecklenburg NC, 7 Apr 1779. Thomas Polk, Attorney for David Oliphant to Adam Garmon. Shaded in red on the key map, this tract is 72 acres and on the “waters of Rockie River neigh the Caplsse Meeting House.” The tail from a letter “g” in a line above crosses over and make it hard to read what appears to be “Caplsse.” The description likely calls out “neigh the Baptist Meeting House.” The metes and bounds are from a b. j. north 27 east 132 to b. o., north 65 west 80 to p. o., south 31 west 189 to pine, then to begin. Wit: Wm. Polk, Phillip Miller.

Deed 11-31 Mecklenburg NC, 12 Sep 1779, prv’d ____. Adam (A) and wife ________(X) Garmon to Henry Kent. (from F-1, Wake NC, Henry Kent, and also signed by Martha Kent, of Mecklenburg NC sold to Davie Strait 125 acres on Utley Creek in Wake County adjoining Sampson Wood. The land was granted to Henry Kent 1 Apr 1780. Wit: Sampson Holland, Sampson Wood.) With one major exception, this land description is the same as that from deed 7-85 above. In this deed, the wording clearly states the land is “near the Baptist Church.” Identified in land records, the branch running below this tract towards Rocky River is known as Meeting House Branch. It was known by that name up through the mid 1840’s when it took on the name “John Garmon’s branch.” A man named Hezekiah Bryant once lived nearby before removing to Tennessee. His revolutionary War pension application states he was born in SC, entered the revolutionary war in Wake County NC, and thereafter married Mary, a daughter of John Powell in then Mecklenburg County NC. The marriage bonds were posted at “Haynes Meeting House.” No such bond survives in the records of Mecklenburg County. But there was a William Haynes who owned lands nearby to this tract. There is an ancient cemetery located on a most beautiful knoll over looking the watershed of Meeting house Branch. Though not readable, I did find two stones with writing. In 1933 Clark Howell, editor of the Atlanta Constitution, wrote a Howell family history in which he states that the mother of Joseph Howell is buried at “Hains Church Yard” In Cabarrus County. The present day owner of the land surrounding the cemetery had been told the it may belong to the Green Family. It is my belief the cemetery is the resting spot for those who attended Haynes Meeting House, Contemporary to the earliest records of Rocky River Baptist Church, apparently this is an expansion of an early arm of Sandy Creek Baptist springing from Chatham County NC. Isaac Garmon later owned this land along with that wrapping around it. Witnesses for this deed are Rees Shelby and Leonard Green.

7. Deed 13-892, Mecklenburg NC, 18 Jun 1785, prv’d Apr 1791. Thomas Harris Esq., late Sheriff of Mecklenburg NC to Isaac Garmon. Wit: Charles Harris, Isaac Garmon. Being 100 acrs on Rocky River “Running round his old survey.” Wrapping around the west side of the red shaded tract identified above, the metes and bounds are from p. o. (on the wagon road) south 60 east 116 to pine, south 27 west 40 to small p. o. (his old corner), (with his line) north 63 west 80 to p. o., south 31 west 134 to pine (his corner), (with his open line) south 35 east 90 to b. j. (his corner), south 26 west 76 to b. j., west 80 to b. o., north 22 west 80 (near David Powell’s line) to stake, then to begin. Wit: Charles Harris, Wm. Cupples.

Deed 5-14, Cabarrus NC, 18 Oct 1803, prv’d _____. Isaac Garmon to John Reed. Wit. James Love, Jonah Love.

Deed 10-30, Cabarrus NC, ____1811, prv’d _____. John Reed Sen’r to Henry Reed. Being two pieces of land on the west side of Rocky River adjoining each other “put in one tract” so as to make up 200 acres where “the said Henry Reed now lives.” Wit: William Creaton.

Deed 10-367, Cabarrus NC, 15 Apr 1826, prv’d Oct 1826. Daniel Sossamon to Tobias Klutts. Being 122 acres on the southwest side of Rocky River on a branch of same. The metes and bounds are now from a stake, (east side of Charleston Road, south 60 east 120 to a stake, then south 25 west 172 (along Garmon’s line) to w. o ) corner of Elizabeth Leopard, north 65 west 146 to stake (corner of Leopards), then north 30 east 186 to begin. Wit: Henry Reed, Wm. Gilliam.

Deed 12-79, Cabarrus NC, 1833, prv’d---. Tobias Klutts to Green M. Burkhead, veing the same 172 acres as described in Deed 10-367 above. Wit. Robert S. _____, & Sam’l C. Klutts.

8. Deed 3-316, Cabarrus NC, 6 Nov 1799, prv’d _____. James Brown to John Brown.

Deed 3-317, Cabarrus NC, 15 Aug 1800, prv’d _____. John Brown to Michael Garmon. Being 98 acres, the metes and bounds are from b. o. north 32 east 40 to pine, north 55 east 40 to small p. o., north 60 to two pines (on a small branch), north 20 west 54 to pine, north 68 west 38 to hic., south 24 west 148 (along Isaac Garmon’s line) to stake, north 60 east 3 to b. j. (Isaac Garmon’s corner), south 82 to pine, south 53 east 26 to hic., then to begin. Wit: ______________

Deed 13-394, Cabarrus NC, 15 Nov 1841. prv’d ____. John E. Garmon to James S. Burkhead. Wit: Henry Garmon.To settle debts, John Garmon sold all his standing crop, household furniture and the 98 acres tract adjoining J. S. Burkhead and Dvid Kiser. Wit: Henry Garmon.

10. Deed 5-190, Cabarrus NC, 17 Feb 1804, prv’d ____. Calip Wolfe to Peter Long. Being 60 acres, the metes and bounds are: from ash (on the bank of the river at the mouth of Meeting House Branch) south 5 east 16 to large w. o. (Kiser’s corner), (with his line) south 70 west 66 to pine (at his corner), (his other line) south 48 to pine, south 75 west 104 to pine, north 64 west 18 to p. o. sapling (in Michael Garmon’s line, north 58 east 48 to p. o. (Garmon’s corner), (with this other line) 70 poles to two pines on branch, then down the Meeting House Branch to the begin. Jurat: James Little, (Bonner (x) Bird.

Deed 5-194, Cabarrus NC, 26 Oct 1795, prv’d ____. George Graham Esq., late sheriff of Mecklenburg to Calib Wolf by his agent Charles T. Alexander. Being two tracts. The first of which contains 60 acres “which was conveyed from Calib Wolf to Peter Long. Beginning at an ash at the mouth of Meeting House Branch & runs courses… (turn back to page 190).” The second tract -------------------------- Wit: Charles T. Alexander, David Kiser.

Deed 5-191, Cabarrus NC, 1 Aug 1804, prv’d Jan 1805. Peter (x) Long to George Kiser. Being 60 acres at the mouth of Meeting House Branch. Wit: Samuel McCurdy.

Deed 6-44, Cabarrus NC, 22 Oct 1805, Oct 1805. George Kiser to David Kiser. This 60 acres is the second of two tracts conveyed. The first tract is for 53 acres adjoining tract two. (See 1-164 above). Wit: Mark Kiser, Esther ( ^ ) Keiser.

11. Deed 1-164, Cabarrus NC, 26 Feb 1779, prv’d Apr 1795. Wm. Polk of then Mecklenburg to George Kyser. Being 53 acres on the south side of Rocky River below John Johnston’s. The metes and bounds are from b. o. (on the ridge) north 70 east 66 to l.o. (on the river bank), (down the river) south 33 east 80 to b. o., south 45 east 44 to p. o. (on river bank), north 86 west 120 to p. o. (in a draft), then to begin. Wit: Cha’s Polk.

Deed 6-44, Cabarrus NC, 22 Oct 1805, Oct 1805. George Kiser to David Kiser. This 53 acres is the first of two tracts conveyed. The second tract is 60 acres adjoining tract one and Meeting House Branch. (See 5-190 below). Wit: Mark Kiser, Esther ( ^ ) Keiser.

12. Deed 10-288, Cabarrus NC, 6 Nov 1824, prv’d Jul 1825. Being 230 acres from Thomas Kiser to Nathan Green. The metes and bounds are from a p.o (on the river bank), south 82 west 96 to p.o., west 126 to pine, south 42 west 90 to p.o. (in Garmon’s line), south 45 west 18 to hic. (in said line, McLarty’s corner), (with the division line between him & McLarty) east 174 to p.o., south 39 ½ east 110 to r.o. (the old line with said line), north 80 east 24 to bank of river, up the river to begin. Wit: Wm. Waddington, David Kiser.

Deed 29-36, Cabarrus NC, 10 Feb 1877, prv’d Sep 1878. James M. (x) and wife Elisabeth (x) Little to Eli Hinson. Being 230 acres known as “the Nathan Green land.” Adjoining lands of Michael Garmon to the north. Wit: J. C. Brumbley.

13. Deed 3-120, Cabarrus NC, 20 Jul 1798, prv’d ______. Allen Freeman Junior sold 95 acres to to Henry Kegal (Cagle). The metes and bounds are from an elm (on the bank of the river, John Powell’s corner), north 31 west 46 to w.o., south 55 west 68 to p.o., north 19 west 86 to shole (on Muddy Creek), then down the creek and up the river to begin. Jurat: (I) Polke Wit: Allen Freeman Sen’r.

14. Deed 7-31, Cabarrus NC, 6 Jan 1807. John (x) Powell to Alexander McLarty, being 208 acres on the waters of Rocky River. Beginning at an elm (on the river bank) north 25 west 50to wo, south 53 west 75 to po, north 53 west 30 to stake, north 5 west 73 to po, north 35 west 24 to pine, north 23 east 24 to pine, north 35 west 98 to po (near Kiser’s Road), north 37 east 92 to po, south 50 east 84 to box elder (on the river), then (down the river) to begin. Wit: John McLelland, Arch. McLarty, Jas. Little.

Deed 9-345, Cabarrus NC, 4 Apr 1812. Alexander McLarty to son James McLarty, for love and affection. Wit: Jemima H. Murdi, Wm. Weddington, David White.

Deed 14-397, Cabarrus NC, 16 Apr 1839. John Reed to Andrew Hartsell. Being all the land nested south of tract 12, east of tract 16 and north of tract 17. The point where this tract metes tract 12 at the river is now listed as joining Neetham Green and McLarty. Wit: George Barnhardt, Leonard Hartsell.

Deed 21-179, Cabarrus NC, 22 Nov 1860. J. L. Bundy, Esq. to Michael Garmon. By virtue of and execution issuing against the property of Nimrod Hartsell in sum of $400 was received to J. J. Long, Guardian of Watson _____ and said Nimrod Hartsell. This tract takes in tract 14 and extends up to take in tract 15. The metes and bounds are from a syc (on the river) north 79 west 40 to maple (on a branch), (up the meaders of the branch) north 55 west 56 to po, north 48 west 160 to po, (with Russell’s line) west 76 to hic, south 10 west 60 to po, south 44 east 60 to pine, south 46 east 56 (with Mark Kiser’s line) to bo, north 42 east 45 to po, south 46 east 73 to to pine, south 39 west 36 to po, south 31 east 80 to (Cagle’s corner near Kiser’s pond on Muddy Creek), with Kiser;s or Cagle’s line to and elm (on the river) then up the river to begin.

16. Deed 7-32, Cabarrus NC, 2 Nov 1805, prv’d Apr 1807. William (x) & John (x) Bugg to Alexander McLarty, being 240 acres on both sides of Muddy Creek joining the lands of Sd. McLArty on one side and George Kiser on the other. The metes and bounds are from a r. o. south 21 west 100 to pine, south 30 west 92 to pine, south 45 east 130 to pine & p.o., north 70 east 62 tp p.o., north 52 to p.o., north 30 east 36 to large w.o., north 77 east 122 to hic. grub & b.o. stump, north 38 east 12 to s.o., north 18 west 28 to dead pine, north 70 west 88 to b.o., north 20 east 52 to small p.o., north 60 west 104 to pine, then south 80 east 40 to p.o., then to begin. Wit: Cha’s T. Alexander. Jurat: Johnson Bigger.

17. Deed 3-301, Cabarrus NC, 14 Apr 1800, prv’d ____. Allen Freeman and his wife to Elizabeth, Mary, and Nancy Freeman, heirs of Clayborn Freeman, deceased. Being 100 acres on Muddy Creek and Rocky River. Wit: Gideon Freeman, Thomas Love.

Deed 8-70, Cabarrus NC, 27 Aug 1811, prv’d Jan 1812. Michael Howell & George Reed to George Long, being 100 acres “on the west side of Rocky River below Muddy Creek joining his own line. Wit: Henry Howell, Jurat: George Kiser.

18. Deed 4-283, Cabarrus NC, 3 Apr 1802, prv’d Jan 1804. Thomas (W) Wallace of Anson NC to John Polk. Being 100 acres on the west side of Rocky River. The metes and bounds are from a w. o. (on the river bank, Henry Cagle’s corner) north 39 west 134 to r. o., north 57 west 68 to p. o., north 44 east 98 to stake, south 56 east 142 to p. o., (along a hollow) south 35 east 12 to w. o., south 56 east 64 to b. o. (on bank of river), then down the river to begin. Wit: Henry (HK) Cagle. Jurat: William Polk.

Deed 7-82, Cabarrus NC, 4 Apr 1808, prv’d Apr 1808. John (I) Polk of Anson to George Long, being 100 acres. Wit: Robert Purser. Jurat: David Purviance.

19. Deed 7-125, Cabarrus NC, 16 Apr 1802, prv’d Jan 1809. Allen (A) Freeman of Mecklenburg to Henry Kagle. Being 100 acres adjoining George Kiser and John Polk. Metes and bounds are from p. o. (on river bank) north 30 west 48 to stump (near a house), (with George Kiser’s line) north 48 west 166 to stake (in said line), north 54 east 80 to p. o., south 57 east 60 to r. o., south 39 east 134 to w. o. (on bank of river), then down river to begin. Wit: Jacob (X) Steward. Jurat: John (I) Polke

Deed 7-131, Cabarrus NC, 16 Jan 1808, prv’d Jan 1809. Henry (HK) Kagle of Montgomery NC to George Long of same county. Being 100 acres. Wit: George Stokes, Jas. Little.

18 & 19. Deed 11-289, Cabarrus NC, 14 Apr 1830. Moses Archibald to Seneca Turner. “Whereas on the 20th day of Oct 1829, the said Archibald was joined in marriage with Ferebe J. Wallace, his present wife & the said Ferebe J. Wallace aforesaid was indebted at the time of her marriage with said Archibald ….in heritance from her father and former deceased husband …on eht west side of Rocky River. This deed is for the two tracts 18 & 19 on the key map.

20. Distribution of George Kiser Estate. This tract is subdivided into five thin parcels running from the river to the northwest. Starting in the southwest and moving to the northeast (not shown) the estate was divided amongst Susannah Evans, Mark Kiser, Sallie Kiser, and Archibald Kiser. More on this tract later.

Study of Conveyances In The Area of Tracts 17, 18, 19, and 20 as appears in the above.

A. Deed 7-88. Mecklenburg NC. David Oliphant to David Shelby.

B. Deed 1-162, Cabarrus NC, 19 Jul 1793, prv’d ---. Andrew Alexander, Late Sheriff of Mecklenburg, to William Polk of Cabarrus. Being 499 acres on the “west side of Rocky River between Clear Creek & Muddy Creek and between the Charleston Road and the river. The metes and bounds are from a p.o. (on his old line and runs with Charles Polk’s line) north 25 west 216 to small b.o., south 66 west 66 to pine, north 40 east 90 to hic., south 80 east 140 to pine (near William Bugg;s line), north 58 east 96 to p.o., south 70 east 48 to pine, north 83 east 60 to pine (Thos. Polk’s corner), then with said line to begin. Wit: John Froman. Jurat: Paul Barringer

C. Deed ____, Cabarrus NC, 16 Jan 1816, prv’d Apr 1825. John McLellan, Esq. to George Cagle. Being 170 acres on the west side of Rocky River & the Charleston road. From an execution issuing from the Cabarrus Superior Court against Elisha Spiers for $640 recovered by the President of the State Bank of North Carolina. The metes and bounds are from a b.o. (on the side of the road, Charles Polk’s corner & runs with his line) east 128 to stump (in an old field his other corner), (with his other line) south 26 east 180 to stake (on the river bank), (up the river) north 43 w 24 to hic. (George Kizer Jun’s corner at the mouth of the branch), (with his line) north 52 west 40 to stake, north 36 east 120 to p.o. stump, north 22 west 126 to pine, north 55 west 186 to pine, south 26 west 130 to hic. (on or near Charles Polk’s line), (with Charles Polk’s line) to begin. Wit: R. McLellan, Rosannah McLellan.

Deed 12-345, Cabarrus NC, 6 Feb 1826, prv’d Apr 1826. George Cagle to George Kiser. Being 170 acres. Wit: George Long, Elizabeth (X) Long.

21. Deed 19-505, Mecklenburg NC, 27 Oct 1785, prv’d Jul 1809. William Polk to Charles Polk Senior, being 243 acres on the north side of Rocky River on both sides of the big run. The metes and bounds are from a b.o. (south side of the run near the head of a spring) north 20 east 140 to p.o., east 40 to p.o., south 7 east 135 to p.o., south 26 east 200 (crossing the run) to b.o. & s.o. (on the rivr bank), (down the river) south 43 west 24 to l.o., (on bank, Freeman’s corner), (with Freeman’s line) north 71 west 58 to pine (near path), north 88 west 220 to b.o. (Freeman’s other corner), then to begin. Wit: M Polk, James Kennedy.


George Thomas

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