Walker to Benjamin E. Cook
Warren County North Carolina record of deeds Book 30 Page 467
This indenture made this 28th day of January 1848 between Thomas P. Walker of the County of Warren and state of North Carolina of one part, and Benjamin E. Cook of the town of Warrenton, in this said county and state of the other part: were as James K. Mayfield, James S. Walker and John H. Hawkins this day he became security for said Thomas P. Walker to three lands for $900 each payable to Henry L. Plummer and Kemp Plummer, executors of William Falkener and one, two and three years, and each of said lands carrying interest from the first day of this month, all which will more fully appear by reference to said bonds, and he be aforesaid Thomas P. Walker being honestly the desirous to --- to the bonds aforesaid from having to pay the said bonds or any part thereof. Now this indenture witnessed, that for and in consideration of the premises together with the further sum of 1 dollar to him in hand paid by the said Benjamin E. Cook the receipt whereof is hereby knowledge in fall, he the said Thomas P. Walker, hath granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said Benjamin E. Cook a certain tract of land lying and being in the County of Warren and state aforesaid, being the land on which said Thomas P. Walker now resides, containing 900 acres, more or less, bounded either lands of James Hawks, Jesse C. Perkinson, William Mustain and others and is the land purchased by said Thomas P. Walker of the executors of 1 and said of William Falkener, two having to hold the said land and premises hereditaments, improvements, privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining, to him the said Benjamin E. Coke his heirs, executors and administrators in fee simple for ever, free and discharged of any and all encumbrances whatsoever also the following Negro slaves, to wit, Martha, Fanny, Creasy and Isaac: in special trust and confidence nevertheless and for the following purposes, that is to stay that when either of the bonds aforesaid become due and shall remain unpaid by the said Thomas P. Walker, or any part thereof, then the and in that case it shall and may be lawful for the said Benjamin E. Cook his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns when bear unto required by either of the securities aforesaid, to sell the property aforesaid land and Negroes, first giving twenty days notice by advertisement of the time and place of selling the same for cash, and out of the proceeds of said sale retained the usual and necessary expenses of this trust, then pay and discharged the bonds aforesaid that are due and the others as they made become due and made over plus if any, after so doing to be paid over to the said Thomas P. Walker his executors and administrators. In testimony whereof the said Thomas P. Walker and Benjamin E. Cook trustees have hereunto set their hand and seals the day and date first herein written.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of E. W. best and William W. White
Thomas P. Walker (seal) Benjamin E. Cook, Trustee (seal)
State of North Carolina April 8th 1848
The execution of the foregoing deed of trust from Thomas P. Walker to Benjamin E. Cook trustee was duly proved before me this day by the oath of William W. White one of the subscribing witnesses thereto therefore let the same be registered.
Duly registered the 8th day of April a AD 1848
John W. White of Warren County court
Edward I. Macon, PRWC
By John White, Dept. Reg.
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