Friday, August 12, 2011

Friend of Friends Friday - Charlotte Cook, Widow of Thomas Cook - 1825

I have previously posted images and transcriptions of Thomas Cook's 1819 will, the inventory of his estate, and an accounting presented to the court in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Several Negros were identified by name in those documents. In this post, I am presenting the image and transcription of the deed documenting the sale of several Negros and other property by Thomas Cook's widow, Charlotte (Anderson) Cook, to Robert Martin.

Charlotte Cook To Robert Martin Deed Etc[?]

State of North Carolina }
Wilkes County_           }

In consideration of the
two hundred and two Dollars
in hand paid by Robert Martin, (the receipt whereof
hereby acknowledged) I do by these presents Grant,
sell, and convey unto the said Robert Martin, all
right, Title and Interest in and to the following
to wit: Negroes, Charles, Hulda, Kisiah, Bry [unreadable]
lis and Richmond, one Sorrel Horse, one bay Mare, [unreadable]
feather Beds, Bedsteads and their furniture, three [unreadable]
Calves all the houshold and Kitchen furniture, Hogs, [unreadable]
tion and farming, and the lands and Plantation Tho
mas Cook died Possessed of, To have and to hold said
Lands and other property above Mentioned to him,
said Robert Martin his heirs Executors, Administr[unreadable]
and assigns during the term they were devised
by my late husband Thomas Cook's Will. Witness
hand & seal this 31st. day of May 1825

Witness                                                  her
            Jas. Hayes                     Charlotte X Cook
            Eli. Tilley Jut.

(Wrote on the back)
North Carolina }          August Term 18[unreadable]
Wilkes County  }

The within Deed [unreadable]
duly proven in open Court by the
oath of Eli Tilley Recorded and
[?} to be registered.
                           R. Martin

Registered 4th[?] August 1825

[Source: Wilkes County, North Carolina, Deeds, L: 140, Charlotte Cook to Robert Martin, August 1825; Family History Library microfilm 20136.]

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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