§37-11-6. Presumption of authority of commissioners and certain other officers in certain cases.
When any deed has heretofore been made prior to the formation of this state for land or any interest in land therein, which purports on its face to be made under judicial proceedings of a court of the state of Virginia by a commissioner, special commissioner, guardian or other person, or when any deed has heretofore been made or shall hereafter be made for land or any interest in land in this state, which purports on its face to be made by a commissioner, special commissioner, guardian or other person under the judicial proceedings of a court of this state, then in every such case it shall be presumed, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, that the person executing such deed was authorized by the court to convey the land or interest therein which is conveyed by such deed, and if any such deed was duly, or shall hereafter be duly admitted to record in any county, and not less than ten years shall have elapsed after such record thereof, it shall be presumed, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, that the title of all persons which said deed professes to convey, under such judicial proceedings, did in fact pass by such deed.

For the purpose of this and the preceding section a court of the United States shall be deemed a court of the state within which it has been or may be held.