William Jordan–220 acres in Greenbrier County
on Buffalo Lick Mountain in the fork of Little Clear Creek and Laurel Run

William Jordan assigned (sold) his rights to this plot of land sometime after it was surveyed in 1796 and before the patent was signed in 1800.

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Warrant #158 issued July 24, 1783
Surveyed April 20, 1796
Assigned to John Huggins
Signed January 21, 1800, by Gov. James Monroe

Written on the side: “John Huggins, 220 acres, Greenbrier County, Del’d”

James Monroe Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye that by virtue of an Exchanged Land Office Treasury Warrant Number One Hundred and fifty Eight issued the Twenty fourth day of July One thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty three There is granted by the Commonwealth unto John Huggins assignee of William Jordan a certain tract or parcel of land Containing Two Hundred and twenty acres by Survey bearing date the Twentieth day of April One thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety six lying and being in the County of Greenbrier on the Buffaloe Lick Mountain in the Fork of little Clear Creek and Laurel Run adjoining the North West of a survey made for Stephen Barker and the land of William H. Cavendish and James Jordan and bounded as followeth, to wit, Beginning at two chestnuts on the top of the mountain and running West forty poles to two yellow lynns and red oak South Fifty Degrees West Twenty poles to white oak and maple North Seventy five Degrees West Sixty poles to two large Spanish oaks South Twenty five Degrees West Twenty six poles to a red oak and yellow lynn South Forty Degrees East ninety four poles to a large white oak by a spring South Twenty five Degrees West Forty poles to yellow lynn and burch South Sixty two Degrees West Seventy four poles to a double Sugar tree and red oak South Thirty five Degrees East One Hundred and fourteen poles to a large white oak corner to Barker and with his line thence South Sixty Degrees East Fifty Eight to a red oak on top a ridge, South Twenty two Degrees East thirty poles to a hickory South thirty nine Degrees East Forty two poles to a large white oak corner to said Barker and leaving North forty two degrees East Forty four poles down steep hill to three lynns and thence North nine Degrees West three Hundred and twenty poles to the Beginning with its appurtenances To have and to hold the said Tract or parcel of Land with its appurtenances to the said John Huggins and his Heirs forever In Witness whereof the said James Monroe Esquire 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 Twenty first day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and of the Commonwealth the Twenty fourth.

James Monroe

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