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This collection consists of fifteen items that are indentures of bargain and sale for land in Mason County, Virginia (later West Virginia). The items appear to have been collected by the Sterrett family as they were party to many of the deed transactions. Parties of the sales include Alexander E. Spotswood and Betsey Washington Spotswood, William Trotter and Mary Trotter, Walter Newman and Ellen Newman, Bushrod Washington Jr., Henry C./G. Dade and Catherine Dade, Phillip Long and Adam Long, Washington Steritt(?), and William Sterritt (sometimes Sterrett). The land was originally part of the George Washington military tract. This collection includes plat maps. Brief additional item level descriptions can be found in the container section to facilitate use.


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For more information or to use any of these collections, contact:
Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2343


Span Dates: 1807-1884