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Free Trader Document:

Cordelia Phebe Gouge (née Burleson)
(1846-1923)

[Phebe Gouge was my great-grandmother. This document was found at Mitchell County Courthouse, Bakersville, North Carolina - Volume 2, Page 203.]

State of North Carolina
Mitchell County

Pheba Gouge wife of Leonard Gouge of the age of 21 years & upwards with his Consent testified by his Signature here to enters hereself as a free trader from the date of the Registration hereof.

A Garland [signature]Pheba Gouge [signature]
Leonard Gouge [his mark]

on this 5h day of April 1886
personally caim the parties above named and duly acknowledged the Execution of the foregoing instrument, therefor let the same together with certificate be registered.
DA Bowman
[signature]

Filed for Registration
on the 5th day of April 1886
at 2 oclock P.M. and duly
Registered by JS Garland, Reg Deeds

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