Edward Barber Edwards is my 4th great-grandfather. The date of this deed is interesting, September 14, 1795, because this must have been very close to the date he married Nancy Linton, daughter of Captain John Linton and Ann Nancy Mason. Their first child was born in 1797. Edward had purchased this land in 1792 – perhaps that was when he moved to Virginia from Maryland. The Edwards family, Edward’s parents Jonathan and Sarah Barber Edwards, as well as most of his siblings, also moved to Loudoun County, and eventually further west to Kentucky.
Loudoun County, Virginia, Deeds 1795-1796
This indenture made this fourteenth day of September in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five between Edward B. Edwards of County of Loudoun of one part and George Smith of County of Loudoun of other part. Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid, Edward B. Edwards by these presents doth bargain and sell unto George Smith, his heirs, all that tract of land situated in the county aforesaid. Beginning at a stone on the side of Church Road and thence with Davis’ line three different courses to a stake in the edge of an old field, thence north twelve degrees, west one hundred and twenty-nine poles to Carter’s line, thence with Carter’s line south thirty-two degrees, west one hundred and ten poles to a white oak in the head of a drain and corner to Daniel Fisher, thence with Fisher’s line south forty degrees, east two hundred and ninety-one poles to a hickory by the side of Church Road, corner to said Fisher, thence north seventeen degrees, east eighty-six poles to the beginning; containing one hundred thirteen acres and twenty-five poles of land, more or less, which tract of land Edward B. Edwards purchased of Elizabeth Pitzer by deed bearing date the fifteenth day of November one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two as by said deed duly recorded among the records of Loudoun County will more fully appear. Together with all houses, gardens, profits and appurtenances, to have and to hold the premises with the appurtenances unto George Smith, his heirs, and Edward B. Edwards and his heirs against all persons shall warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the party to these presents hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written. Edward B. Edwards
Received 14th September 1795 the within mentioned consideration in full.
Edward B. Edwards
At a court held for Loudoun County September 14, 1795
This indenture of bargain and sale and receipt thereon endorsed were acknowledged by Edward B. Edwards, party thereto and ordered to be recorded.