State of North Carolina to Joseph B Wilkins
Submitted by Natasha Miles
September 1999
Columbus County, NC

State of North Carolina No 732

Know ye that we for and in consideration of the sum of five dollars for every hundred acres hereby granted paid unto our treasury by Joseph B Wilkins hath given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Joseph B Wilkins a tract of land containing one hundred acres lying and being in the county of Columbus. Beginning at a pine Malcom Downies Corner runs with Robeson's line formerly Swindalls North Twenty West Thirty Three chains to a stake thence East twenty chains to a pine Campbells and Clarks Corner thence with said Clarks line South Thirty Two East twenty four chains thence South Seven West Twenty chains to a Cypress Clarks Corner in the Edge of Doe head Bay, thence South fourteen east twenty chains, thence south Eighty West twenty chains to abyes(?) corner thence north forty six west five chains to Downies Corner thence with his line north fifty nine East twenty two chains thence north thirty six west twenty two chains thence to the beginning.

Entered the 4th day of January 1845

As by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear together with all woods, waters, mines, minerals, hereditaments and appentenances to the said land belonging or appertaining to hold to the said Joseph B Wilkins his heirs and assigns forever yielding and paying to us such sums of money yearly as other wise as our general assembly from time to time may direct provided always that the said grantee shall cause this grant to be registered in the registers office of our said County of Columbus within twelve months from the date hereof other wise the same shall be void.
In testimony whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent and our great seal to be hereunto affixed witness William A Graham our Governor at Raleigh the 28th day of November in the 71st year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six.

By Command
W Hill (?)
Secetary of State
Will A Graham

(in Columbus County deed book J page 85)