To Buy a Wife?

In which I wonder if a a discount on a land sale was a way of securing a suitable bride for an overseer's son.

Fun with Bembry Deeds

This week, a packet of photocopied Bembry deeds arrived from the North Carolina Archives! I've been transcribing them as well as I can--some are more legible than others. Fortunately, this one was quite clearly written. It shows exactly where Miles Bembry's farm was located in Edgecombe County, NC, just south of the Halifax County line. … Continue reading Fun with Bembry Deeds