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Name Description Source

Bradsaw   

Deed Book 1, pp. 8-9: 6 Mar 1786: James Prunty (of Franklin Co.) sold 232 acres in Franklin Co. (patent dated 17 Jul 1780) on the branches of the Grassey Fork of Snow Creek, adjoining Bradsaw , Ryan, . . . crossing two branches, Randolph, Smith, Stigall, & Ryan. to William Been (of Franklin Co.)   

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John Bratcher, Jr. & Charles Bratcher   

Deed Book 1, pp. 274-276: 13 Jul 1787: Turner Richardson (of Fluvanna Co.) sold 80 acres (more or less) on south side of Stanton River to Richard Richardson (of Franklin Co.).  Witnesses: John Bratcher, Jr., Turner Richardson, Churels Caffymatin [Charles Caffrey Martin], Charles Bratcher, & Jesse Meadoss [Meador]   

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John Bratcher, Jr. & Charles Bratcher   

Deed Book 1, pp. 276-278: 13 Jul 1787: Turner Richardson (of Fluvanna Co.) sold 100 acres (more or less) on south side of Stanton River to Thos. Martin.  Witnesses: John Bratcher, Jr., Turner Richardson, Richard Richardson, Charles Caffry Martin, Charles Bratcher, & Jesse Meador   

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Susannah Bradshaw   

Deed Book 2 (1789-1793), p. 140: 6 May 1790: Jacob Atkins (of Franklin Co.) sold 100 acres in Franklin Co. "on the branches of the Pig River on Jones's Nobb to Susannah Bradshaw   

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Braddshaw Deed Book 2 (1789-1793), p. 214: 1 Mar 1791: Robert Mead Power of Attorney for William Mead (Bedford County) to James Greer (Fr. Co.) 50 cm 174 acres more or less on both sides of Gills Creek PCG.  Adj: in Benjamin Greers line: ..... Crossing Gills Creek; Braddshaws Line.
Robert Mead
Attorney in fact for W. Mead
Recorded May 2, 1791
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John Bradshaw,  grantee.

Land Office Grants No. 24, p. 403:  13 December 1791:  Location: Franklin County.  Description: 380 acres on the south side of Stanton River, and on both sides of Linvills Creek.

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Bradshaw Deed Book 2 (1789-1793), p. 315-317: 25 Jan 1792: William Ryan (Fr. Co.) & Sarah his wife to George Spangler (Fr. Co.) 200 glmv. 636 acres more or less on the waters of Snow Creek.  CG. Adj: Randolphs line, crossing a branch, crossing a branch Bradshaws line, crossing a branch, in the said Ryans own line; crossing the said Branch, crossing a branch, crossing two branches and a road, crossing a branch Bradshaws otherwise his own line, crossing a branch and a road, Randolphs line, crossing a branch.
William Ryan, Sarah Ryan
Wit:  Guy Smith, William Ryan Jr., Elisha Ryan, John Choice
Recorded February 1792
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Bradshaw Deed Book 2 (1789-1793), p. 318-319: 6 Jan 1792: Jacob Atkins (Fr. Co.) to Abraham Harris 20 100 acres more or less on a branch of Pigg River on Joneses Nobb.  CG.  Adj: at Bradshaws corner, Bradshaws line.
Jacob (his mark) Atkins
Wit:  Geo (his mark) Staton, William Mavity, Mary Mavity
Recorded February 1792
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Susanna Bradshaw   

Deed Book 2 (1789-1793), p. 368-9: 16 Mar 1792: Susanna Bradshaw (of Franklin Co.) sold 100 acres in Franklin Co. "on the branches of Pigg River on Jones's nobb"  Witnesses: Thomas Heris, Samuel Hers, Thos. Prunty to Henry Canter   

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Bradshaw Deed Book 3 (1793-1800), p. 74-75: 2 May 1793: Abraham Harris (Fr. Co.) to Hugh Neal (Fr. Co.) 40 101 acres more or less on the branches Pigg River on Jones's Nobb.  CG. Adj: Bradshaws Corner; Bradshaws line.
Abraham (his mark) Harris
Wit: Daniel (his mark) Bates, William Mavity, John Mavity, Isaiah Willis, John Ferguson, James Turner, Susannah Slone
Recorded October 1793
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John Bradcher Deed Book 3 (1793-1800), p. 248: 17 Oct 1794:  Stith Mead (Bed. Co.) to Joseph Wright (Bed. Co.). 30 in trade.  300 acres more or less on Linville Creek south side of Stanton River.  It being the remainder of William Mead Senr Order of Council for 5800 acres and patented April 25, 1778 Excepting that part John Bradcher Claims by a late survey at the mouth of Linville now in dispute.  PCG.  on a high hill opposite to Martins plantation on order line; to Phillip Pankeys line in said order; to Johnson Basams line of said order; to Jno. Hooks line out of said order; to John Bashams line out of said order; to James Bashams line out of said order; to above mentioned run to the river; up the same as it meanders.
Stith Mead
Wit: Johnson Basham, James Coleman, Joel Meadows
Recorded April 1795
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Bradshaw Deed Book 3 (1793-1800), p. 512: 30 Nov 1777: Isaiah Turner (Fr. Co.) to William Ryan (Fr. Co.). 100. 232 acres on both sides of the south branch of Grassy Fork of Snow Creek.  granted to James Prunty by patent September 2, 1-79.  CG. Adj: Bradshaws now Ryans Line alias Hawkins; Crossing two Branches; for of Snow Creek; with the same; Smiths line; Stegalls Line; Ryans line; crossing a branch.
Isaiah (his mark) Turner
Wit: Robert Prunty, James Crooley, Jinney Prunty, Ben Cook, Jesse Prunty, Jno. Cook
Recorded December 1791
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Willliam Bradshaw and Lydda Bradshaw   

Deed Book 3 (1793-1800), p. 640: 26 Nov 1798: William Bradshaw (power of attorney for Lydda Bradshaw), Zachariah Ennes & his wife Susannah Ennes (of Berk [Burke] Co., NC) sold 365 acres in Franklin Co. on the head branches of Merrimans Run to Thomas Holland (of Franklin Co.)   

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Bradshaw Deed Book 3 (1793-1800), pp. 678-679: 16 Mar 1799: John Hook (Fr. Co.) to Henry Swinney (Fr. Co.) 72 current money of Virginia 109 acres more or less on the branches of Merrymans Run the same being part of John Hooks patent of 300 acres assignee of Thomas Hunt.  CG. Adj: on a branch, Bradlys line, Bradshaws line; Hooks new line, in Divers line, Peter Booths line.
John Hook
Wit: William Smith, Bowker Preston, John Chambers, James Philips, Josiah Williams, John Meador, Samuel Helm, Caleb Heplingstall
Recorded April 1799
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John Bratcher Deed Book 3 (1793-1800), p. 692: 25 Mar 1799: John Bratcher (Bed. Co.) to Henry Woodcock (Fr. Co.) 30 current money of Virginia 100 acres more or less on the south branches of Stanton River.  CG.  John Bratchers corner to John Woodcocks land.
John Bratcher
Wit: Thos Woodcock, Richard Phelps, Asa (his mark) vonbrown
Recorded April 1799
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John Bratcher Deed Book 3 (1793-1800), p. 699: 25 Mar 1799: Richard Phelps (Fr. Co.) to Thomas Woodcock (Fr. Co.). 100 current money of Virginia 70 acres more or less on the south side of Stanton River.  NCG.  Adj: Henry Woodcocks Corner near the River; near the Ridge; in a Branch; in the Head of a bottom; the old line; up the said river.
Richard Phelps
Wit: John Bratcher, Henry Woodcock, James (his mark) Payne
Recorded April 1799
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John Bratcher Deed Book 3 (1793-1800), p. 702: 25 March 25, 1799: John Bratcher (Bed. Co.) to John Woodcock (Fr. Co.). 34.4 current money of Virginia 114 acres more or less on the south branches of Stanton River.  CG. a spring; in Bratchers old line.
John Bratcher
Wit: Thos Woodcock, Richard Phelps, Aa (his mark) vonBrown
Recorded April 1799
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Charles Bradshaw   

Deed Book 4 (1800-1804), p. 428: 31 Mar 1803: William Mavity, Jr. (of Franklin Co.) sold 100 acres in Franklin Co. on Pig River  to Charles Bradshaw (of Franklin Co.)   

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Charles Bradshaw   

Deed Book 5 (1804-1811), p. 215: 17 Apr 1805: Charles Bradshaw (of Franklin Co.) sold 100 acres on Pigg River to James Welch (of Franklin Co.)   

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Allen Bradshaw Land Office Grants No. 54, p. 181:  9 August 1805.:  Location: Franklin County.  Description: 450 acres on the south side of Staunton River. 4

Allen & Mourning Bradshaw

Deed Book 6 (1811-1814), p. 209: 31 Aug 1811: James Payne & Anna, his wife, Adam Cents & Salley, his wife, & Allen Bradshaw & Mourning, his wife (of Franklin Co.) sold 178 acres in Franklin Co. on Stanton River, mouth of Simmons branch to James B. Scott (of Franklin Co.)   

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Allen Bradshaw Deed Book 8, p. 497:  30 Sep 1819:  Joab Early (of Franklin County) sold to Allen Bradshaw (of Barren County and State of Kentucky) 440 acres in Franklin Co. on the waters of Linville Creek, bounded by Charles Anderson, Marin's line, John Payne's line  5

Sources  

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1 Franklin County Records provided by Mark Arslan
2 Abstracts of the Eighteenth Century Deed Books: Franklin County, Virginia, Volume 1, Deed Book I (1786-1789) Deed Book II (1789-1793); prepared by Sara Motisher Beck, Franklin County Bicentennial Commission, 352 College Street, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
3 Abstracts of the Eighteenth Century Deed Books: Franklin County, Virginia, Volume 2, Deed Book III (1793-1799); prepared by Sara Motisher Beck, Franklin County Bicentennial Commission, 352 College Street, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
4 Virginia. Land Office. Register. Land grants, 1779-,Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA
5 Franklin County Court House, Franklin County, VA