Guide to the Christian Cline Land Deed, November 1, 1855

Summary Information

Title: Christian Cline Land Deed, November 1, 1855
Collection: AC.732
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Abstract:

This collection is a handwritten deed of 150 acres in Logan County, Virginia granted to Christian Cline from Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia Joseph Johnson, November 1, 1855.

Creator: Johnson, Joseph, 1785-1877

Biographical/Historical Note

According to the 1860 Logan County, Virginia Census, Christian Cline, born 1818, lived as an illiterate farmer with his family of six children and his wife Louisa (Lester). He died in 1889.

This deed has the Land Office Treasury Warrant No. 19,898 on it, but it also includes the actual survey of 150 acres. A definition of land office treasury warrants states that a warrant only entitled an individual to a given number of acres which could be taken up anywhere prior to any actual land location being attached to it. Another name for these warrants is early land grants.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one handwritten deed from Joseph Johnson, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to Christian Cline, assignee of Warren Alderson, for 150 acres in Logan County, Virginia. The survey description is included. The deed is dated November 1, 1855.

Arrangement

This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This deed collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2003. Accession number AC.2003.054

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, January 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.732: Land Deed to Christian Cline from Governor of Commonwealth of Virginia Joseph Johnson, Logan County, Virginia, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Land Deed, November 1, 1855 ACSC_Box Oversize 2