The land on which he [Jacob Naff, Sr.] settled his family in 1782 or soon thereafter was by grant of Governor Edmund Randolph of Virginia. The land grand is quoted below. The property description has been omitted.
"Edmund Randolph Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia—to whom these presents shall come, Greeting. Knowye, that by virtue and in Consideration of a land officers Treasury Warrant number twelve thousand two hundred and fifty three issued the eleventh day of June one thousand seven hundred and eighty two there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jacob Knaff assignee of David Morgan a certain tract or parcel of land, containing three hundred and fourteen acres by survey bearing Date the fourteenth day April one thousand seven Hundred and eighty four lying and being in the County of Bedford and Bounded as followeth To wit Beginning at a white oak on the North side of Magotty Creek...with its appurtenances to the said Jacob Knaff and his heirs for ever in witness where of the said Edmund Randolph Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his Hand and caused the lessor Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the Twentieth Day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and eighty eight and the Commonwealth the Twelfth.
1Archives Division, Virginia State Library, Land Office Grants 15, 1787. Reel 81, pp. 558-560
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