Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

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Old Men of the Revolutionary War

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Written by anderson1951

July 5, 2013 at 4:32 am

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  1. This is entirely unrelated, but I thought I’d ask your advice. I compiled a list of records relevant to my research on my site:

    You can read my query here: “1789 – deed Job Umfleet to Israel Beeman, 34 pds. 8 sh. 122 a. joining John Parker, Charles Eure, and sd. Umfleet part of a patent formerly granted unto John Collins”

    I don’t understand what’s going on here. Was Collins’ land vacant? How did the Umfleets have the right to deed Collins’ land? Do you have any idea of how this might have occurred? Thought you might understand it better. The Collins in question hadn’t lived in Gates County for 50 years and had been dead for 40.



    July 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    • The reference to Collins was probably simply to describe the land being sold. Collins may have been the first grantee of the land and then it was sold to others (probably Umfleet in this case). Then Umfleet sold to Beeman. Boilerplate legalese. Similar to a modern “title search”… all to make sure there are no claims to the land.

      A few years ago I visited a lawyers blog where he was laughing about an outrageous title search to where he actually went back to the “colonial” records to prove ownership of the land. He made his summation that any previous owners would be Indians … other than them he would find it highly unlikely to get an affidavit from God.

      A cheeky lawyer… I like his style.



      July 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm

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