|Deed - Headright Grant of John Crain, 17 March 1786|
|Transcription by Randy Crain.|
STATE OF GEORGIA
By the honorable Edward Telfair, Esquire Captain General, Governor, and Commander in Chief, in and over the said state.
To all to whom these Presents shall come, GREETING.
Know ye, That in Presence of the Act for opening the land office, and by the Virtue of the Powers in me vested, I HAVE, by and with Advice and Consent of the Honorable the Executive Council, given and granted, and, by the Presents, in the Name and Behalf of the said State, DO give grant unto JOHN CRANE, Heirs and Assign forever, ALL that tract and Parcel of Land, containing 200 hundred Acers, situate, lying and being, in the County of Wilkes in the said State, and butting and bounding,
Eastwardly by John and William Crane's land, North by Safford's land and vacant and on all other sides by vacant land.
Having such Shape, Form, and Marks, as appear by a Plat of the same hereunto annexed, together with all and singular the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances thereof, what forever to the said Tract and Parcel of Land belonging, or in any way appertaining: and also all the Estate, Right, Title, Interest, Claim, and Demand, of the State aforesaid, of, in, to, or out of, the frame; TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Tract or Parcel of Land, and all the singular the Premises aforesaid, with their and every of their Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, unto the said JOHN CRANE, Heirs and Assign to his and their own proper Use and Behoove forever, in Free Simple.
GIVEN under my Hand in Council, and the Great Seal of the said State this Seventeenth Day of March in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Six and in the Tenth Year of American Independence.SIGNED by his Honor the Governor, in Council, the 17th Day of March 1786 Edward Telfair