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Thomas Beasley & John C. McKelvy

Benton County, TN Land Record # 3
Deed Book G, Pgs. 572 & 573
Thomas Beasley & John C. McKelvy
July 28, 1873

Thomas Beasley      }   I Thomas Beasley by have this day bargained
To   }   43 1/2 acres   } and sold and do hereby transfer and Convey
J.C McKelvy            } unto John C. McKelvy and his heirs forever a certain piece or parcel of land lying mostly in the 5th civil district of Benton county Tennessee in Range 7 and Section 4. Containing by Survey forty three acres and a Half by the Same more or less and bounded as follows to Wit Beginning on a white oak the NW Corner of an entry in the name of Henry Stigall the same that DC Presson now lives on and runs S 140 poles to a dogwood Hickory & White Oak pointers Thence West 43 poles to a Stake white oak and Dogwood pointers Thence N 86 poles to a Stake post oak & 2 Hickory pointers Thence West 18 poles to a Stake white oak and dogwood pointers Thence N 54 poles to a Stake Spanish and Red Oak pointers and Thence E 61 poles to the beginning for the consid -eration of Four hundred and thirty five dollars in hand paid and do hereby bind myself my heirs & to warrant and for -ever defend the title of Said land to Said J.C. McKelvy his heirs (page 573) and assigns against the lawful claims of all persons whom- -soever given under my hand and Seal this July 28 AD 1873

Test } JR Childress
JD Brooks
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Thomas X Beasley { seal }
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State of Tennessee       }   Personally appeared before me D A
Benton County              }   Bruce Clerk of the County Court of Benton County aforesaid J R Childress and J D Brooks Subscribing witnesses to the written deed who being first Sworn deposed and Said that they are acquainted with Thos Beasley the bargain- -or and that he acknowledged the Same in their presence to be his act and deed upon the day it bears date July 28th 1873 Witness my hand at office this 4th day of August 1873

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D A Bruce { seal }
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State of Tennessee     }   Registers office August 4th 1873 at 1 Oclock
Benton County            }  PM Then was the foregoing deed and clerk Certificate duly Registered in my office in Book G on Pgs 572 & 573 and noted in Note Book No 2 Page 46

Wayne Rye Register

Transcribed from the original land records book found in the Court Clerks office in Camden, Benton County Tennessee. All spellings and phrases are as found in the original document.

Submitted by Larry M. Beasley
Great Grandson of Thomas Beasley


Thomas Beasley & Wife and J. S. Hall

Benton County, TN Land Record # 4
Deed Book Y, Page 233
Thomas Beasley & Wife and J. S. Hall
July 6, 1903

Thomas Beasley      }   Know all men by these presents
& Wife }                   }   That, we Thomas Beasley and wife
     To     }    Deed      }   Ann Beasley, for and in consideration
                                   } of the sum of Sixteen Hundred and
      J.S. Hall             }   Ten Dollars ( $ 1610.00 ) cash in hand
                                   } paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, have this day bargained and sold and do hereby bargain, sell, transfer and convey unto J.S. Hall of the county of Benton the following described two tracts of land, situated, lying, and being in the 6th civil district of Benton County State of Tennessee range 7 and section 5 and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning on a stake with hornbean and Elm pointers the North-West corner of a tract deeded to Z. Childress by W. P. Morris and runs East 84 poles to a stake dogwood pointer; thence North 18 poles to a poplar, Thence North 22 o East 52 poles to a Stake red oak pointer; thence East 2 poles to a stake: Thence South 239 poles to a stake white and redoak and sassafras pointers: Thence West 78 to a poplar Stump: Thence South 25 degrees East 24 poles to a conditional line between the land and James Crossnoes; Thence South 30 degrees West 6 poles to a white oak; Thence 13 poles to a stake white and redoak and hickory pointers; Thence North 82 poles to a stake; Thence North 8 degrees East 30 poles to a stake; Thence North 87 degrees East 10 poles to a stake; Thence East 8 poles to a stake white oak pointer Thence North 140 poles to the Beginning containing 144 acres more or less.

Also one other tract lying adjoining the above described tract of land and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning on a stake hickory and white oak pointer the southwest corner of a tract that Z. Childress sold to John Rushing for 14 acres and runs North 82 poles to a stake in the West boundary line of said 14 acre tract; Thence North 8 degrees East 30 poles to a Stake at the fence; Thence East 18 poles to a stake white oak pointer; Thence North with Beasleys line 59 poles to a stake on the South side of little dry creek; Thence West with the meanders of the same 31 poles to a stake on the south side of said creek, Thence 10 degrees west 38 poles to a redoak with hickory pointers; Thence South 28 degrees West 22 poles to a stake; Thence 50 o East 8 poles To a stake hickory and redoak pointers; Thence South 1 degrees West 74 poles to a stake dogwood and sour ( Page 234, Deed Book Y) wood pointers, Thence West 25 poles to a stake sourwood and redoak pointers; Thence South 27 degrees West 47 poles to a stake three redoak pointers; Thence East 65 poles to the beginning, containing by estimation 44 acres and 49 poles be the same more or less. The same being all the land we own in said County and district and the same land upon which we now reside and upon which the said J. S. Hall holds a deed of Trust. To have and to hold said land to the said J. S. Hall his heirs and assigns forever. We covenant with the said J.S. Hall that we are lawfully seized and possessed of said land, have a good and perfect right to convey it and that the same is unincumbered. We further covenant and bind ourselves our heirs and legal representatives to warrant and defend the title to said land to the said J.S. Hall his heirs and assigns against the law- ful claims of whomsoever.

We reserve the right to live upon said land and gather our growing crop but are to give possession on the 12th day of January 1904 and we further agree to take good care of all the buildings and improvements upon said land until said time. But we are to pay no rent for this year. In testimony whereof we hereunto set our hands this The 6th day of July 1903.

Witness his
Thomas x Beasley
Mark

Ann Beasley

State of Tennessee       }   Personally appeared before me W. D.
Benton County              }   Cooper Clerk of the County Court of said
                                         } county the within named Thomas Beasley the bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he executed the within Deed for the purpose therein contained.
And Ann Beasley wife of the said Thomas Beasley having personally appeared before me privately and apart from her husband the said Ann Beasley acknowledged the execution of said Deed to have been done by her freely voluntarily and understandingly, without compul- sion or constraint from her said husband and for the purpose therein expressed.
Witness my hand at office Camden Tenn this the 6th day of July 1903

W.D. Cooper Clerk

State of Tennessee       }   Registers Office July 6th 1903
Benton County              }   I J. E. Brown Register of said
                                         } County do certify that the foregoing Deed and certification are Registered in said Office in Book "Y" page 233 That they were received at 6 oclock P.M. and entered in note Book H page 139

J. E. Brown Register

( one pole, also called a rod, is equal to 16.5 feet )

Transcribed from the original land records book found in the Court Clerks office in Camden, Benton County Tennessee. All spellings and phrases are as found in the original document.

Submitted by Larry M. Beasley 10-15-2001
Great Grandson of Thomas Beasley



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