Chewning Family in Green Springs, 1838
[Richmond Enquirer, September 28, 1838:]
1. agriculture—Green Springs as distinct and prized soils-zone
2. family economics—different or subdivided properties within same kinship network]
Louisa LANDS for Sale.
IN pursuance of a Decretal Order of the County Court of Louisa, bearing date the 10th of Sept’r, 1838, will be sold, at public auction, to the highest bidder, on the 8th day of next month (October,) at Louisa court-house, (that being court day) the following tracts of LAND, to wit:
One tract of 288 acres of Green springs land, lying on both sides of South Anna river, within two miles of the said springs, and bounded by the lands of Wm. Ragland, Dr. George Watson and others. The quality of the lands in the neighborhood of the Green Springs, is so generally known, that nothing need here be said of its fertility and productiveness.
Also, another tract of 82 acres, lying about one mile from the above, on Poor creek; bounded by the lands of Wm. Ragland and Dr. Fox.
Also, another tract containing 105 acres, lying on Elliott’s branch, about five miles below Gordonsville.
Also, one other tract lying in the county of Fluvanna, on or near Cunningham creek, containing 150 acres.
All the above lands will be sold on a credit of 1, 2, and 3 years; that is, one-third of the purchase money to be paid at the expiration of 12 months from the day of sale; one-third at 2 years, and the balance at 3 years. The purchaser or purchasers will be required to give bonds with personal security and deed of trust on the property to secure the payments. The above lands belong to the estate of Captain Reuben Chewning, dec’d; and it seldom happens, that property so valuable is brought into market on terms so liberal and accommodating.
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