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Deed of Trust
Martin Alexander to David Brooks

Martin Alexander
To David Brooks
This deed is duly
In Book 2 page 209
G F. Satterfield
Fee not paid

This Indention made and entered into This Thirty first day of July Eighteen hundred and forty Six between Alexander Martain of the County of Person State of N Carolina of the first part David Brooks of the Second part and Wm Thaxton of the third part of the County of Halifax and State of Virginia witnesseth that whereas this the said Alexander Martain is justly indebted unto the Said Wm Thaxton in the sum of ninety six dollars & Eighty cents due by Bond

And whereas the said Alexander Martain being Honestly desirous to Secure the payment of the above mentioned debt hath Given granted bargained and Sold unto The Said David Brooks a certain Tract of land near Bethel Meeting house adjoining the lands of John Rogers Wm Baird and others and whereas the Said David Brooks hath this day paid unto the Said Alexander Martain the Sum of one dollar The receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged The Said Alexander Martain hath Given Granted bargained Sold Allien and confirmed unto the Said David Brooks his heirs and assigns forever with all and Singles The Right and appurtenances Thereunto belonging to the Said David Brooks his heirs and assigns forever and the Said Alexander Martain for himself his heirs & hath covenanted and agree to and with the Said David Brooks his heirs & That he posses of a Good share and endifestible estate of inheritance in the Above mentioned property and The Said Alexander Martain doth convey to the Said David Brooks his heirs and assigns against the lawful Claim or Claimes of all persons whatsoever provided nevertheless That if the Said Alexander Martain shal well and freely pay The Said Wm Thaxton The above mentioned debt on or before the 1st day of December next Then This indenture shal be void or if not paid Then it shal be lawful for the Said David Brooks when requested by The Said Wm Thaxton having first Given Twenty days publick notice at Court house in Roxboro and two or more publick places in Said County to procede to sell the property herein described for cash and out of the proceeds arising from such sale first pay and satisfy the Said Wm Thaxton debt and The surplus if any pay over to the Said Alexander Martain his heirs & intestimony whereof we the several parties have hereunto set our hands and seal the day and year first above written


Alexander x Martain [seal]


David Brooks [seal]
Test William D. Holloway

State of North Carolina [Person County ] The Execution of the foregoing deed in trust was duly acknowledged before me as Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Set the Same and registered Charles Marion Clk
July 31st 1846

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