|As far as I can
find, this is the first deed recorded for Samuel Porter in what is
now Scott County, Virginia. In 1770, it was Washington County, Virginia.
Here is the actual wording and spelling of the deed.
Surveyed for Samuel Porter two hundred acres of land in Washington County by
virtue of a Certificate from the Commissioners for the District of Washington and
Montgomery Counties and agreeable to an Act of the General Assembly of
Virginia passed in May 1779 lying the South side of Clynch River and beginning
at a small Buckeye in a hollow corner to Thomas Ally's land and with the lines
thenceS.27E.125 poles to two Dogwood saplings by a path; S.43E.44 poles to a
double white oak and dogwood sapling on the south side of a ridge; East 216
poles leaving the said Ally's lines & crossing a branch to a large white oak at
the foot of a knob; N.56E.74 poles to a small Buckeye in a hollow by a sink hole;
N.34W.100 poles crossing a branch to three dogwood saplings on the top of the
River ridge; S.65W.80 poles to a forked white oak in a gap of the said ridge and
along the same N.78W.240 poles to the beginning.
27th March 1783
Walter Preston Asst.
Robert Preston GWC.
We the Commissioners for the District of Washington and Montgomery
Counties do certify that Samuel Porter is entitled to two hundred acres of land
lying in Washington County on the north side of Copper Ridge to include his
improvements he having proved to the Court that he was entitled to the same
by actual settlement made in the year 1770, as witness our hands this 23rd day
of August 1781.
Test, James Reid, CCC
Commissioners: Jos. Cabell, Harry Innes, N. Cabell