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Christian Cline land deed

Identifier: AC-732

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one handwritten deed from Joseph Johnson, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to Christian Cline, assignee of Warren Alderson, for 150 acres in Logan County, Virginia. The survey description is included. The deed is dated November 1, 1855.


  • November 1, 1855


All materials in this collection are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Biographical/Historical Note

According to the 1860 Logan County, Virginia Census, Christian Cline, born 1818, lived as an illiterate farmer with his family of six children and his wife Louisa (Lester). He died in 1889.

This deed has the Land Office Treasury Warrant No. 19,898 on it, but it also includes the actual survey of 150 acres. A definition of land office treasury warrants states that a warrant only entitled an individual to a given number of acres which could be taken up anywhere prior to any actual land location being attached to it. Another name for these warrants is early land grants.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder)


This collection is a handwritten deed of 150 acres in Logan County, Virginia granted to Christian Cline from Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia Joseph Johnson, November 1, 1855.


This is a single-item collection.

Acquisitions Information

This deed collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2003 and accessioned as AC.2003.054.

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, January 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
AC.732: Christian Cline Land Deed, November 1, 1855
Processed by Anita Elliott
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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