Deeds Land for Transfer of
Mountain Top African Methodist Episcopal Church
contributed by Bessie Waller Starkie
|This agreement, made and entered into
this 8th day of Feby., 1918, between the Carolina Cotton & Woolen
Mills Co., Inc., Fieldale Department, party of the first part, and G.
W. Finney, W. M. Craghead and G. W. Craghead, representing the congregation
of the Mountain Top African Methodist Episcopal Church, being duly authorized
by said congregation to enter into this agreement on its behalf, parties
of the second par, witnesseth:
That the said party of the first, in consideration that the said congregation abandons and ceases to use as a place for a meeting house, or church, the one-half acre of land on Mountain Top, hear the road leading from Taylorsville to Waller's Ford, conveyed to trustees of said Church for that purpose by John Rangeley by deed of record in the clerk's office of Henry County in D. B. 25th p. 304, agrees on its part to furnish said congregation with a church building, to be used as a meeting house for said congregation, on the south edge of the village of Fieldale, being the building already erected for that purpose, so long as said congregation may desire to use the same, reserving however the right to move said congregation at any time in the future, at its own expense, to any other place in the village of Fieldale that may be considered by said party of the first part more convenient and desirable.
The said parties of the second part, in consideration of the foregoing agreement of the party of the first part, agrees, on behalf of said congregation, to abandon, and said congregation hereby abandons as a meeting house, or church, the one-half acre of land conveyed to it as aforesaid, and the said congregation hereby accepts as a meeting house, or church, in lieu of the one abandoned, the aforesaid building on the south edge of the village of Fieldale.
The said parties of the second part further agree that the said congregation will keep the said building in Fieldale in good repair so long as they use the same.
Witness the signatures of the parties the day and year first above written.
THE CAROLINA COTTON & WOOLEN MILLS CO.
By W. R. Lynch Manager.