James Jordon–25 acres in Greenbrier County
on the waters of Sinking Creek
This 25-acre parcel was located just northwest of the home farm. This plot was surveyed in 1803 (after James had moved to Kanawha County), probably to correct an inaccurate survey of the original 345-acre plot. James received title to this land in November 1806, and sold it to Boyd Wallace for one dollar in 1808.
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Warrant #2,404 issued January 29, 1798
Surveyed August 20, 1803
Signed October 31, 1804, by Gov. John Page
Delivered November 11, 1806
Written on the side: “James Jordon, 25 acres, Greenbrier
Grant Deliv’d Andw. Cavendish Nov 11, 1806
John Page 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 two thousand four hundred and four, issued the twenty ninth day of January, seventeen hundred and ninety-eight; there is granted by the said commonwealth unto James Jordon, a certain tract or parcel of land containing twenty five acres, by survey bearing date the twentieth of August, eighteen hundred and three lying and being in the county of Greenbrier on the waters of Sinking Creek joining the land of James McCoy, formerly James Jordon and Robert Cockburn‘s land, and bounded as followeth to wit: Beginning at two white oaks, corner to Cockburn and McCoy by a branch not far above a still house, thence with McCoy and leaving Cockburn, south thirty seven degrees west two hundred and eight poles to a hickory, red and white oaks, on the top of a ridge, by a path, corner to McCoy, thence leaving the same and up the ridge south eighty five degrees west fifty poles to two Spanish oaks and a chestnut near the top of the ridge, and a few poles north of the path comes to Cockburn, and north forty four degrees east two hundred and forty four poles crossing two branches to the beginning with its appurtenances; To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said James Jordon and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said John Page 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 thirty first day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and four, and of the commonwealth the twenty ninth.
Source: The Library of Virginia: Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants/Northern Neck Grants and Surveys