Lewis E Manning and Lockey E Manning to Robert C Applewhite
Submitted by Natasha Miles
Columbus County, NC
This indenture made the sixth day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and Eighty three between Lewis E Manning and Lockey E Manning his wife of Ransom Township Columbus County and state of North Carolina of the first part and Robert C Applewhite of the said Township county and state of the second part. Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, lawful money of the United States to him duly paid before the delivery here of hath bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant and convey to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever all with the exception of a small corner next said party of the first parts' house that certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Columbus and State of North Carolina nd which is known as the broad water tract & beginning at a pine Wells line thence running east across the Allen branch about six hundred yards, thence with said branch the road about same distance by line of demareation, thence back with E J Rodgers line to the run of Livingston Creek, thence with the meanders of the creek to an oak, at the head of broad water Lake Walls line, thence with said line to the beginning. Containing sixty acres more or less. Together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtances and all the estate title and ____ of the said party of the first part doth hereby covenant and agree with the said party of the second part that at the time of delivery hereof, the said party of the first part is the lawful owner of the premises above granted and seized thereof in fee simple absolute and that he will warrant and defend the above granted premises in the quiet and peaceable possessons of the said party of the second party, his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this sixth day of November one thousand eight hundred and eighty three. Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Lewis E Manning {seal}
Lockey A Manning {her mark and seal}

State of North Carolina Columbus County
I, S N Formy do hereby certify that Lewis E Manning and Lockey A Manning his wife personally appeared before me this day and acknowledged the due execution of the annexed deed of conveyance, and the said Lockey A. Manning being by me privately examined separate and apart from her said husband touching her voluntary execution of the same, doth state that she signed the same freely and voluntarily without fear or compulsion of her said husband or of any other person. And that she doth still voluntarily assent thereto. Let the same with this certificate be registered, this 10 day of August 1887.
S N Formy JP

State of North Carolina
Columbus County
The foregoing certificate of S N Formy, a Justice of the Peace of said county is adjudged to be correct. Let the deed certificate be registered.
September 27, 1887
W M Baldwin Clerk Superior Court

Filed Sept 27 1887 at 12
Duly recorded same day at 2.10 pm
Joshua Smith
Reg Deeds

(in Columbus County deed book GG pages 49 & 50)