PARKER, Josiah to James BAKER (1799)

Josiah Parker to James Baker 
Contributed by Jim Sizemore

Feb. 15, 1799

Gates Co., NC Deed Book 5; pg. 28
This Indenture made this 15th day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety nine between Josiah PARKER of the County of Gates in the State of North Carolina of the One part and James BAKER of the County and State Aforesaid of the other, Witnesseth that the said Josiah PARKER for and in Consideration of the Sum of Four Hundred and Fifty five Spanish Milled Dollars to him in hand paid by him the said James BAKER the Receipt whereof he the said Josiah PARKER doth hereby Acknowledge and himself thereunto fully Satisfyd. Contented and paid have bargain’d Sold make over Allien and forever Confirm unto him the said James BAKER and to his Heirs and Assigns forever One Certain plantation and Tract of Land Situate lying and being in the County of Gates aforesaid Begining at the Mouth of the Crooked Branch where it Issueth out of Bennets Creek pocoson thence up the Various Courses of said Branch to a pine Seth ROUNTREEs Corner thence by a Line of Markd. Trees A Northeasterly Course to a Corner pine on the side of the Horsepen Swamp thence down the side of said Swamp to a pine in George OUTLAWs line thence Binding on his said line a Southwesterly Course to the head of A Branch Thence down the Branch its Several Windings to the aforesaid pocoson thence up the side of said pocoson and binding on the Same to the first Station Containing One hundred and forty Acres be the same (more or less) to have and to hold the above bargain’d and Convey’d premises with all and Singular the Wrights [sic] priviledges and hereditamments [sic] unto the Same belonging or in any wise Appertaining thereto to him the said James BAKER and to his Heirs and Assigns in fee Simple I the said Josiah PARKER as to my self my Heirs Executors Administrators shall and will Warrant the above Conveyed premises In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & fixt my Seal this day and date above Mentioned.
/s/  Josiah [his x mark] Parker

Sign’d Sealed & Deliver’d before us }

State of NoCarolina} ss May County Court of Pleas &C 1799
Gates County}
The within Deed was in open Court duly proved by the Oath of Patrick HEGERTY one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto and was ordered to be Registered

Test:  Law BAKER CC

RIDDICK, Susan – Celebrates Her 100th Birthday (2002)

SUFFOLK, Va. – Mrs. Susie B. Riddick, formerly of Corapeake and now living with her daughter and son-in-law, Jimmy and Rebecca Bradshaw of Suffolk celebrated her 100th birthday Aug. 29, 2002 with about 85 friend and relatives who attended an Open House in her honor.

Over 100 cards, 21 floral arrangements and numerous other gifts helped to make her day special.

Of particular interest was a letter from President Bush, written from his Crawford, TX ranch congratulating Riddick on a remarkable life. He wrote, “We join your family and friends in wishing you a wonderful day of celebration. May you be surrounded by the warmth of happy memories and secure in the knowledge that you have made the world a better place. God bless you. Sincerely, George Bush.”

Closer from home came a letter from Mrs. Margaret Felton Rountree, a 92-year-old former pupil at the Old Gates High School, wishing her 100-year-old teacher a happy birthday. She wrote, “I am enclosing a little check representing a dime a year for something to cheer you a wee bit.”

Mrs. Riddick on Saturday was joined by her immediate family, who gathered at the Bradshaw home for a cookout.

A photo accompanied this article which said: Mrs. Susie Riddick, (center) was recently honored with a 100th birthday celebration at the home of Jimmy and Rebecca Bradshaw. Pictured with Mrs. Riddick are her children, (clockwise) Clyde Lee Riddick, Rebecca R. Bradshaw and Jesse Benton Riddick.

Submitted by Elsie Richardson – Nov. 30, 2004