Land Grant to William Snoddy, Sr. in Davidson County, TN - April 14, 1786 (Clear text below, scroll down.) Copy provided by Marvin D. Snoddy


Land Grant – William Snoddy, April 17, 1786

State of North Carolina, No. ?564

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greetings:

Know ye, that we, for and in consideration of the sum of ten pounds for every hundred acres hereby granted, paid into our treasury by William Snoddy, have given and granted, and by these presents do give and grant unto the said William Snoddy, a tract of land containing six hundred and forty acres, lying and being in our county of Davidson in the middle fork of Station Camp Creek, beginning at a red oak and white oak in James Sanders’ line, north three hundred and thirty poles crossing the creek to an ironwood and ash, west three hundred poles to a hickory and elm, south one hundred and sixteen poles _______ and east one hundred and ___________ ___ _________ Cowla’s line, twenty poles to a black gum, south one hundred and ____ poles to an elm and dogwood, east three hundred and twenty poles to the beginning – by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear, together with all woods, waters, mines, minerals, hereditaments [sic], and appurtenances, to the said and belong or appertaining: To hold to the said, William Snoddy, his heirs and assigns forever: yielding and paying to us such sums of money, yearly or otherwise, as our General Assembly from time to time may direct. Provided always, that the said William Snoddy shall cause this grant to be registered in the Register’s Office of our said county of Davidson, within twelve months from the date hereof, otherwise the same shall be void and of no effect.

In testimony whereof, we have caused these our letter to be made patent, and our great seal to be hereunto affixed.

Witness: Richard Caswell, Esquire, our Governor, Captain-General and Commander in Chief, at ?Trenton, the seventeenth day of April, in the tenth year of our independence, and in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty six.