James Jordan Senior–220 acres in Greenbrier County
on the waters of Hugart’s Creek

James had a 220-acre parcel on Hughart Creek surveyed for him in 1794.  He sold the land, which was located several miles to the west of his home farm, in 1802 for one dollar to David Cutlip.

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Warrant #13,971 issued August 26, 1782
Surveyed November 22, 1794
Signed October 10, 1800, by Gov. James Monroe
Delivered October 17, 1800

Written on the side: “James Jordan Senr, 220 acres, Greenbrier
Exdelivered the 17 Oct 1800 to Mr. Rigus

James Monroe Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia: To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting: Know ye that by virtue of a land Office Treasury Warrant Number Thirteen Thousand Nine hundred and Seventy one issued the Twenty sixth of August One Thousand Seven hundred and eighty two There is granted by the said Commonwealth unto James Jordan Senior, a Certain Tract or parcel of land Containing two hundred and twenty acres, by survey bearing date the twenty second day of November, One thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety four, lying and being in the County of Greenbrier on the Waters of Hugarts Creek adjoining the lands of Henry Banks and Robert Young and bounded as followeth, to wit: Beginning at a white oak Corner to Banks Survey of Four thousand Two hundred and fourteen acres and with a line of said Survey, North twenty degrees East one hundred and sixty eight poles to three Maples by a branch corner to two Surveys of Youngs, and with his Survey of Four hundred and Fifty five acres, North thirty three degrees West one hundred and sixty four poles to a white oak and two dogwoods on a point North eighty four degrees West Twenty eight poles to a red oak and chestnut oak by an old hunting path North forty degrees West Forty poles to a white oak and black oak on a Ridge by a path North Sixty five degrees West forty poles to a red oak, ash and two locusts and leaving youngs line South Sixteen degrees West one hundred and twenty four poles to the Beginning with the appurtenances To have and to hold the said Tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances To the said James Jordon Senior and his heirs for ever. In witness whereof the said James Monroe esq, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto Set his hand and caused the lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the Tenth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight Hundred and of the Commonwealth the Twenty fifth.

James Monroe

Source: The Library of Virginia: Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants/Northern Neck Grants and Surveys