On 6 September 1780, a Robert Mitchell, Junior of Bedford Co. purchased 200 acres of land from Robert Brumfield of Charlotte Co. (Bedford DB7, p.31).The deed mentions several neighbors, including "Beard & Maguire's line".
This same land was purchased by Brumfield in 1771, from George Walton. The land was part of Walton's 6 April 1769 grant for 3,954 acres on "both sides of the north fork of Little Otter River".
Does anyone out there know who the "Beard & Maguire" might be??Adam Beard, or one of his sons, may be the Beard.
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