J L. Dusenbery Exhibit "A." 
- 1 A tract of land in Davidson on Abbott's Creek, adjoining the land of S. J. Finch, W. A. Durr and Sarah Thomason, and Abbotts Creek on the east, containing one hundred and forty eight acres more or less and known as the "Burkhart Place", for particular boundaries see deed from B. A. Kittrell, C M. E. to Dr. J L. Dusenbery registered in Registers office in Book No 17 page 147.
- 2 A tract of land in said county lying close to and south east of Lexington adjoining W. C. Hargrave Tan yard lot, Henry Morris Hargrave, the NC. R. R. Emma Hargrave & others. Containing about thirty acres, the boundaries to which can be seen by reference to a deed made from B. A. Kittrell C M. E. to Dr. J L. Dusenbery, registered in Book No–17 page 144—off of which a few small lots have been sold to Emma Hargrave, John Dean, Maria Thomason, the powder house lot.
- 3 A tract or lot of land in Lexington bounded on the east by the N. C. R. Road, on the North by the lot of Lewis Foster, 3rd South street, Bennet Nooe, on the West by Bennet Nooe, Moses Lamb, the Baptist Church, F M. Thompson & Main Street, and on the South by the A. M. Hutman lot, the W. B. Dusenbery lands or lots, containing ten or twelve acres, the same being covered by different deeds from B. A. Kittrell, C. M. E. to Dr. J. L. Dusenbery.
1. The document is housed in Davidson County Estates Records, North Carolina State Archives. It is an exhibit attached to a "Report of Commissioners" filed with the Superior Court of Davidson County, NC, on July 29, 1886, as part of a legal action known as a petition for partition. The action was filed by James L. Dusenbery's sister, Cornelia L. Smith, against her nephew, Joseph D. Norcom, and the other heirs of James's deceased sister, Laura Dusenbury Norcom. The commissioners were charged with determining how to compensate James Dusenbery's surviving heirs for three parcels of land that he owned in Lexington at the time of his death on January 28, 1886. Lot 1, containing 148 acres, was valued at $2,250; Lot 2, containing 29 ⅕ acres, was valued at $400; Lot 3, containing 11 ⅓ acres and the family home on Main St. in Lexington, NC, was valued at $4,000. The Decree of Confirmation issued by the court on August 19, 1886, confirmed the findings of the commissioners: that Lots 1 and 2 be appropriated to the heirs of Laura A. Norcom, that Lot 3 be assigned to Cornelia L. Smith, and that Cornelia L. Smith pay her sister's heirs an additional $675 to compensate them for the difference in value between Lots 1 and 2 and Lot 3.