Today I located a document in the Buncombe County court record archives. This was for the July 1850 term of court. The document is recorded as follows:
A Deed of Gift from H.A. Barnard to Emaline S. Gudger dated the 20th day of February, 1846 for two negroes - viz " Nancy and her child Matilda ", was duly acknowledged in open court by the maker thereof and is hereby recorded and likewise registered. R.B. Vance, Clerk; by W.L. Coleman, Deputy Clerk.
This document is located in a single volume book (1840 - 1865) on page 160.