Owned by
Crawford, James T., American, 1857 - 1943
Subject of
Crawford, James T., American, 1857 - 1943
Smith, W. C., American, born 1870
Signed by
Johnson, James L., American, born 1849
Johnson, Linnie T., American, 1856 - 1934
Grafton, William, American, born 1868
Duncan, John H., American, born 1869
February 7, 1903
ink on paper
H x W (Unfolded): 13 3/4 × 8 1/2 in. (34.9 × 21.6 cm)
H x W (closed): 8 1/2 × 3 9/16 in. (21.6 × 9 cm)
A land deed for property in Fayette County, West Virginia owned by the Crawford family. The quarter-folded document has handwritten and pre-typed lithographed fields. When folded the front of the document reads:
[Pd 2.00
J. L Johnson and Linnie T. Johnson
W.C. Smith and James Crawford
Dated February 7 1903
Received for Record this 26th
Day of February 1903
William Grafton
Recorded in Deed Book
No 26, page 272
William Grafton
Blanks of all kinds for sale at the Journal Office, Fayetteville, W. Va.
C + J]
The interior page one reads: [This Deed, Made this 7th day of February 1903 between J L Johnson and Linnie T Johnson his wife of the County of Fayette and state of West Virginia of the first part, and W. C. Smith and James Crawford of the same 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 ($100.00) Dollars cash in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. ~~~~~~~~~~
Do__ Grant unto the parties of the second part the said W. C. Smith and James Crawford, the surface and surface only (the mineral having heretofore been sold) in and the following described lot or parcel of land known as Lot No. 25 on the same lying and being on the waters of Wolf Creek, in Fayetteville District Fayette County West Virginia and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a stone on the edge of Main Street and Corner to Lot No. 23 and with Lot No. 23 S. 70 W. 180 feet to a stone in line of J. W. Davis and with Davis S. 20 E. 19 feet to a stone in the edge of the Railroad Survey and with said survey S. 89 E. 190 feet to a stone in the edge of Main Street and with Main Street N. 20 W. 80 feet to the beginning containing about one fourth (1/4) acre.]
The second interior page records the signatures of James L. Johnson and Linnie T. Johnson. The third interior page records the signatures of the Notary Public and the Fayette County Clerk.
Place made
Hill Top, Fayette County, West Virginia, United States, North and Central America
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U.S. History, 1865-1921
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Karen Crawford and the Crawford Family (including Philip, Anthony, Gregory and Rosalind)
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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