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Christmas to Green
Contributed by Ginger L. Christmas-Beattie


Warren County North Carolina Deed Book 20 P.241-242

Know all men by these presents that I, Thomas H. Christmas, of the County of Warren and state of North Carolina for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, to me in hand paid by William Green of said County have bargained, sold and delivered and by these presents do bargain, sell and deliver to said William Green a Negro woman named Bloe and her four children by the names of Moses, Rhody, Better and Susan, which Negroes are at present in the possession of William Campbell of Warrenton and I covenant to give the said Green possession of said Negroes to have to hold all and singular the said Negroes and their increases to said Green, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever and for the consideration upon said I bind myself, my heirs and assigns to give William Green full possession of all said Negroes on the first day of next January and it is expressly understood the title is said Green's from this time but that the Negroes are at my risk until delivered and I the said Thomas H. Christmas for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators and all and singular the said Negroes unto the said William Green, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against the said Thomas H. Christmas and my executors, administrators and assigns and against all and every other person or persons whomsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of December 1817.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents the Edward Pettillo.

Thomas H. Christmas (seal)

Warren County court November term 1817.  
The execution of this deed of trust by Thomas H. Christmas to William Green was proved in open court by the oath of Edward Pettillo and ordered to be registered.

Test: William Green CWCC [Clerk of Warren County Court]

Registered this 10th day of January 1818 by William C. Clanton RWC.

[Out of respect of the Ethnic heritage of the Slaves I have listed them as Negro or Slave where the records do not capitalize the words.]

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