This Indenture made and entered into this day between Hardy Laster Jr. and Green Laster both of the County of Edgecomb and State of North Carolina, witnesseth that I Hardy Laster, have bargained and sold unto Green Laster for sixty six dollars Sixteen acres of Land in the County and State aforesaid adjoining B. Simms, Lemon Ruffin and others beginning in Ruffin’s line thence across the Piny woods thence in a direct line with the Crop fence and then with said fence to the Mill Pond with said line out in the piney woods to the beginning a stake containing sixteen acres more or less together with all the appurtenances thereon and I Hardy Laster do forever warrant and defend the right and title unto Green Laster forever free ad clear from any and ever person or persons whomsoever claiming the Same in witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this day 16th September 1854. Hardy X Laster Jr. Witness J.W. Farmer, Josiah Farmer
Deed Book 1, page 56, Register of Deeds, Edgecombe County.