GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS FROM THE DEED BOOKS 1 THROUGH 9,
1822-1845, MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

By Jonathan K. T. Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1995

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MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
DEED BOOK SEVEN

1.
JANE ARNOLD, Madison Co., Tenn. sold her dower interest in land (specific acreage not given), in SD 10, R 8, S 8, to JOHN ARNOLD for $500. Nov. 25, 1839. Reg March 16, 1840. Wits W. O. Butler, R. J. Hays. /1-2, John Arnold sold this tract, given as 180 acres, to Grandison Spurlock, March 16, 1840./

12-13.
JOHN C. CLARK, Baltimore, Maryland confirmed to the HEIRS/REPRESENTATIVES of Henry Whitlow, dec., for 375 acres which Whitlow had paid for, $937.50 to Clark in his life-time. March 18, 1840. Reg March 20, 1840. No wits.

13.
WILLIAM ARMOUR and HENRY LAKE, Madison Co., Tenn. confirmed to the HEIRS/REPRESENTATIVES of Henry Whitlow, dec. for 30 acres which Whitlow had paid to Armour and Lake in his life-time, $200. March 18, 1840. Reg March 20, 1840. No wits.

 

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24-25.
Marriage Contract between ELIZA G. DEADRICK, Shelby Co., Tenn. and DAVID ARMOUR. She conveyed to Dudly Dunn, to hold in trust for her, the land, negroes, livestock, bank stock and all other property "that I have at this time" after she married. She reserved the right to sell any of this property and it would not be liable for the debts of her husband. If she predeceased Armour, the property would descend to Armour, as a life-interest and then it would go to their children. If they had no children then at the death of the surviving parties, Eliza and David, and they had no children then the property was to be "vested absolutely in the children of the said Eliza, to wit, Michael D., Don D., W. Pitt, J. Newsom and Mary E. Deadrick." Nov. 20, 1839. Reg April 3, 1840. Wits James W. Blake, J. M. Isbell. /The Shelby Co., Tenn. marriage records show that Eliza G. Deadrick was married to David Armour, November 20, 1839./

68.
Indenture, April 16, 1840, between JOHN C. McLEMORE for himself and as attorney for RICHARD CASWELL and JANE GRANDY, hrs of Richard W. Caswell, dec; sold 48 acres, for $200, in SD 10, R 1, S 9, to JAMES S. LYON. Wits Alexd. Ralston, Jeptha Gardner.

90-91.
Agreement between EUNICE B. HUGHLETT who conveyed to JOHN H. RAWLINGS all her dower right in the estate of her late husband, P. M. Hughlett, as soon as it had been "laid off, " which transaction was to be held in the "late residence of P. M. Hughlett" in the tavern house and lot in Lexington, Henderson Co., Tenn. in consideration of which Rawlings conveyed to Eunice Hughlett a slave, Caleb, about 22 yrs old and another slave, Abram, about 16 yrs old, then in the possession of William L. Flowers but were to be transferred to her as soon as the dower "is set up." Feb. 14, 1840. Reg April 28, 1840. No wits.

100-101.
Whereas E. B. McCOY in his life-time had made a penal bond to JESSE MIDYETT for $300, for land he sold to Midyett, as McCoy failed to comply with the requisitions of said bond and the execution of the bond having been proven and registered; and whereas JAMES H. ROGERS had taken out letters of administration with the will of McCoy, annexed, being legal representative of McCoy, and called upon by legal representatives of Midyett to comply with the initial agreement, on April 18, 1840, Rogers conveyed to these representatives of Jesse Midyett, 6 acres of land in Madison Co., Tenn. in Civil District 14, for $150. Reg April 30, 1840. Wits Flemming Willis, D. Griffith.

113.
JOHN BLAIR, Madison Co., Tenn. for "love and affection" for his daughter, NANCY D. HOLLIDAY of Carroll Co., Miss. deeded her his interest in a negro, Sarah Louisa, about 12 yrs old and a negro child, Jeremiah, about 11 yrs old. May 6, 1840. Reg May 8, 1840. No wits.

153-154.
CADER PIERCY, Madison Co., Tenn. for "love and affection" for his daughter, NANCY, wife of Roderick Berry, 25 acres in SD 10, R 1, S 10, July 10, 1840. Reg July 10, 1840. He signed with a mark. No wits.

162-163.
ABRAM MASON for "love and affection" for CANDACE H., present wife of Ezekial B. Mason, conveys to her "sole and separate" from her husband, the property he had bought Jan. 30, 1840 in a constable's sale of Lewis Duncan's effects, including livestock, farming tools, "one lot of family books, containing a family Bible," hymn books. He deeded also to his grandson, ABRAM MASON, a silver watch he had bought at a constable's sale. July 30, 1840. Reg July 31, 1840. No wits.

 

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169-172.
Indenture, Oct. 15, 1838, between legal REPRESENTATIVES of JAMES CHISHUM, dec. and JOHN CHISHOLM /so spelled/, dec. (John Johnson and wife, Polly; Walter Robertson and wife, Rebecah; Robert H. Vernon and wife, Nancy; Andrew Turner and wife, Viney; Jonas Robinson and wife, Elizabeth; Claburne Chishum; Thomas G. Chishum; John G. Chishum; also the hrs of John Chishum, dec. (William H. Chishum, Claibourn Chishum. and wife; John W. Smith and wife, Letty; Edwin Stevens and wife, Mary Ann; Thomas G. Chishum and wife, Belinda; James M. Johnson and wife, Nancy; Catharine Chishum; Matilda Chishum; Martha Jane Chishum), all of Madison and Hardeman counties, Tenn. and William Hill, guardian of hrs of Lucy Hill, dec., White Co., Tenn. conveyed to JOHN CHISHOLM /so spelled/, Lauderdale Co., Ala. for his services in locating land for the hrs of James Galleway and others in the Western District of Tenn., he being one of the company of locators known as the Chishum Co. The various hrs sold to this John Chisholm/Chishum their equal and undivided 2/3 of 120 acres in SD 10, Rs 2-3, S 7, Madison Co., Tenn. provided them by decretal order from the Chancery Court of Rockingham Co., N.C., part of the lands granted to hrs of James Galleway. Reg Aug. 6, 1840. Wits Seth Caison, Meriman H. Jones.

172-174.
Indenture, Oct. 15, 1838, between legal REPRESENTATIVES of JAMES CHISHUM, dec. (John Johnson and wife, Polly; Walter Robinson and wife, Rebeccah; Robert H. Vernon and wife, Nancy; Andrew Turner and wife, Viney; Jonas Robertson and wife, Elizabeth; Claibourn Chishum; Thomas G. Chishum; John G. Chishum), all of Madison and Hardeman counties, Tenn. and William Hill, the guardian of hrs of Lucy Hill, dec., White Co., Tenn. conveyed to JOHN CHISHUM, Lauderdale Co., Ala., for his services in locating land for the hrs of Martin Armstrong and others in the Western District of Tenn., Chishum having been one of the Chishum Co., 260 acres in Madison Co., SD 10, Rs 2-3, S 7, set apart under decree of /a/ court in Davidson Co., Tenn. to the locators of land for the hrs of Martin Armstrong. Reg Aug. 7, 1840. Wits Seth Caison, Meriman H. Jones.

/In the statement later in the deed, showing consent of wives for the conveying of these lands, Viney Turner is called Liveny Turner. One of the wives, Catherine Chism, now wife of Thomas B. Mercer is given as one of the grantors although she is not in the listing above./

176.
GEORGE H. BOND, Madison Co., Tenn. for "love and affection" for his daughter, CAROLINE A. TRADER, wife of William Trader, he deeded a negro slave, Betsy, not liable for the debts of her husband. Aug. 3, 1840. Reg Aug. 8, 1840. Wits D. H. E. Sanders, Jacob Hill.

183-184.
ALEXANDER HENDERSON for "love and affection I bear JOSEPH W. CHALMERS by whose directions and at whose request this deed is made, " 250 acres, known as the "Nash" tract, adjoining the Hibbit mill tract, conveyed by Nash to the late Thomas Henderson of Mt. Pinson, Tenn. and by him to Alexander Henderson. SAMUEL LANCASTER held this land in trust for Chalmers. July 27, 1840. Reg Aug. 22, 1840. Wits E. Alexander, Thos. L. Williams.

207-209.
ROBERT BORLAND, Cappah Parish, Barony of Straban, Tyrone Co., Ireland gave POA to HUGH CAMPBELL, Philadelphia, Pa., to tend to the business and property of JAMES B. BORLAND, dec. late of Jackson, Tenn. and son of said Robert Borland. Sept. 4, 1840. Reg Sept. 16, 1840. Wits James McFarland, Andrew Campbell Letterbratt. HUGH CAMPBELL, in turn, gave POA to HENRY W. McCQRRY and WILLIAM TAYLOR of Jackson, Tenn. to render the same services for him. Nov. 10, 1835. Wits John Swift, Jno. R. Kinney.

217.
ROBERT BUTLER, Leon Co., Florida, for "love and affection" for PATSY S. BUTLER, wife of "my brother, "William E. Butler, articles mentioned in a bill of sale hereto annexed, of G. H. Kyle to him. NARCISSA HAYS to serve as trustee for Patsy in this property. Sept. 19, 1840. Reg. Sept. 30, 1840. Wits A. Patton, Wm. Patton.

 

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232-234.
Indenture, June 16, 1840, between legal REPRESENTATIVES of JOHN CHISUM, dec. (Claiborne Chisum; Edwin C. Stevens and wife, Mary; Thomas G. Chisum and wife, Belinda; James M. Johnson and wife, Nancy; Thomas B. Mercer and wife, Catherine; Matilda Chisum; Martha Jane Chisum, William H. Chisum), all of Madison and Hardeman counties, Tenn. conveyed to JOHN W. SMITH, for his interest in certain land entries made over to them, 50 acres in Madison County. Reg Oct. 19, 1840. Wits R. H. Vernon, Jonas Robinson.

235-236.
JOHN HARDIN, Madison Co., Tenn. for "love and affection" for his sister, MARY MATHEWS, formerly Hardin, deeded her 7 head of cattle, not liable for the debts of her husband, John Mathews. Signed with an "x" mark. Oct. 18, 1840. Reg Oct. 20, 1840. No wits.

262-265.
In case held in Chancery Court, Carroll Co., Huntingdon, Tenn. styled JANE ARNOLD, JOEL B. PREWITT and wife, ABIGAIL, JOHN ARNOLD, complainants v BRYSON B. TROUSDALE and others, defendants. "This cause came on for final hearing upon the report of the Clerk and Master on this 6th day of August 1840 in the presence of counsel for the complainants as well as the defendants" and report was confirmed by the Court. SARAH HOGSETT, MARY SHANNON, SAMEUL ARNOLD, WILLIAM ARNOLD have received "by way of their ancestor /father/, John Arnold an amount more than equal to their respective shares of the estate real and personal of their said ancestor, after bringing into hatchpot all they have received with the estate real and personal now remaining, and to make a partition of the real estate remaining including the dower of Jane Arnold the widow of the deceased, between the said complainants John Arnold, Jr. and the said Abigail Prewitt and fall the remaining personal estate between Jane Arnold, the widow and the said John Arnold, Jr. and the said Abigail Prewitt would not make the latter equal to the advancements made to the former, the Clerk and Master therefore directed the commissioners appointed by the said interlocutory decree to make partition of the real estate mentioned in the Bill into two equal parts between John Arnold, Jr. and the said Abigail Prewitt and the negroes equally between Abigal Prewitt, John Arnold and Jane Arnold, three of whom after being duly sworn acted /and/ made report. . . ." B. B. Trousdale, adm charged the estate for filing answer to this Bill but Clerk and Master determined it was not valid as he had failed to make a settlement with the Madison Co. Court over a period of several years. The commissioners, Samuel Lancaster, Thomas Lacy, Clement R. Jameson divided the negroes and land to these hrs, including 300 acres assigned to Abigail Prewitt, wife of Joel B. Prewitt. Reg Nov. 5, 1840.

282-283.
SARAH JEFFREYS, Madisc, n Co., Tenn. guardian of MARY, HANNA, LUCY ANN, SUSAN, HELEN and SARAH DAVID JEFFREYS, minor hrs of David Jeffreys, dec. gave POA to her friend, NICHOLAS P. STONE, to serve as trustee for these persons in business regarding the Jeffreys estate. Dec. 6, 1840.

285.
JAMES LEDBETTER, Madison Co., Tenn. for "parental love and affection" for his son-in-law, RICHARD M. GOWAN, deeded him 57 acres on Cain Creek in Madison Co. "being a part of the tract of land on which I now live. " Dec. 7, 1840. Reg Dec. 10, 1840. Wits N. Childress, J. H. Barham.

285-286.
SARAH DAVIE for "love and affection" for her children, JAMES M., SARAH J., GEORGE A. DAVIE "& others born of my body if any there be, "conveyed to them a negro man, Sandy and a negro girl, Manerva; this at her death. Dec. 5, 1840. Reg Dec. 10, 1840. Wits Ashbourn Davie, Quinton N. Davie.

287-288.
JAMES ANDERSON and wife, KATHERINE, formerly McEachern, Fayette Co., Tenn. sold to HUGH and EDWARD BRADSHAW of Maury Co., Tenn. three tracts of land (54 acres, 17 acres, 22 acres), in Madison Co. which had been granted to Katherine McEachern. Dec. 10, 1840. Reg Dec. 14, 1840. No wits.

 

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288-289.
Indenture, Nov. 14, 1840, between WILLIAM P. MARTIN, Maury Co., Tenn. conveyed to his children MARY E. MARTIN, GEORGE MARTIN, ROBERT MARTIN, MARGARETT L. MARTIN; HUGH B. MARTIN; MARTHA K. MARTIN, of the same place, two tracts of land in Madison Co., Tenn., 1541/2 acres, 158 acres. Req Dec. 14, 1840. No wits.

293-294.
P. M. MILLER for "love arid affection" for WILLIAM H. STEPHENS deeded him a slave, Malvina and children Polly, Mary Ann and Ursula. Jan. 1, 1840. No wits.

295.
Received of RICHARD J. FENNER, $702, for negro boy, Jim, about 18 yrs old, sold to me as adm of estate of TENNESSEE HARDGRAVES by virtue of a decree of Circuit Court of Madison Co., Tenn. (Oct. 1840). Signed, B. Butler. Dec. 26, 1840. Reg Dec. 29, 1840.

296.
Whereas by decretal order of Circuit Court, Madison Co., Tenn., Oct. 1840, WYATT MOORING was appointed commissioner to sell "certain negroes", property of hrs of Thomas Johnston, dec. On Dec. 26, 1840 he sold Terrissa and her child, George, to WILLIAM ATCHISON for $403. Reg Dec. 29, 1840. No wits.

276.
Whereas by decretal order of Circuit Court, Madison Co., Tenn., Oct. 1840, WYATT MOORING was appointed commissioner to sell "certain negroes", property of hrs of Thomas Johnston, dec. On Dec. 26, 1840 he sold a negro boy, Isom, to MATHEW JOHNSON. Reg dec. 29, 1840. No wits.

312-313.
JOHN W. WEVER sold to ELIZA M. B. HAYLEY, for $446.43, a negro girl, Jane, about 13 yrs old, "but for the use and benefit of the heirs of said Eliza M. B. Hayley." Jan. 2, 1841. Reg Jan. 14, 1841. No wits.

316-317.
NARCISSA HAYS, Madison Co., Tenn. in trust to William E. Butler, conveyed as "testimonials of her affection and regard," a negro boy (unnamed) to her niece, MARY JANE CHESTER, not subject to control of any husband she may have; if she dies without children, then the boy went to MARTHA BUTLER CHESTER, another niece; if she died without children, the boy went to ELIZABETH CHESTER, sister of Narcissa, to be hers for life and then to her surviving children. May 24, 1838. Reg Jan. 15, 1841. Wits Robt. I. Chester, A. Patton.

343.
ELIZA L. THEUS, Madison Co., Tenn. for "love and affection" for her daughter, ANN D. CAMPBELL, wife of Dr. E. S. Campbell deeded in trust to Dr. Alexander A. Campbell of Jackson for her, slaves Harriet, Juno, Lea and Saby and at her death they would go to her children "by her present husband. " Jan. __, 1841. Reg Feb. 3, 1841. No wits.

344.
THOMAS JENKINS, Madison Co., Tenn. for "love and affection" for her son, EDWIN B. JENKINS, deeded him two negro children, Feb. 3, 1841. Reg Feb. 5, 1841. He signed with a mark. No wits.

344.
THOMAS JENKINS, Madison Co., Tenn. for "love and affection" for his son, WILLIAM M. JENKINS, deeded him a negro, Winny, about 35 yrs old. and a negro boy, Clement, about 14 yrs old. Feb. 3, 1841. Reg Feb. 5, 1841. Signed with a mark. No wits.

353-354.
MARTHA D. MEACHAM, exec of Samuel L. Meacham, dec. sold to BENJAMIN BOON, 141 acres in Madison Co., for $1269, payable on instalment basis. Nov. 14, 1838. Reg Feb. 8, 1841. Wits Benj. Person, William A. Person.

358.
About 9-10 yrs ago, P. M. MILLER gave, for "love and affection" for his daughter, MARTHA, a mulatto slave named Sarah, now about 16 yrs old and now Miller makes her a clear deed for Sarah. Jan. 27, 1841. Reg Feb. 12, 1841. No wits.

 

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359.
About 5-6 yrs ago, P. M. MILLER gave his son, WILLIAM B. MILLER, a mulatto boy, Napoleon, now about 11 yrs old and afterwards W. B. M. exchanged this boy for Abner, another boy, with his brother, ALBERT MILLER. Now "I" make a deed to said Albert for the boy, Napoleon. Jan. 27, 1841. Reg Feb. 12, 1841.

382.
MARY M. BECTON for "love and affection" for her children, BRYAN B. BECTON and MARY L. W. BECTON, gave them 4 beds, household and kitchen furniture and other personalty. April 7, 1839. Reg March 1, 1841. Wits Charles T. Oldham1 E. A. White.

383.
A. W. THOMPSON, Wayne Co., Tenn. for $50 sold to DAVID W. THOMPSON, Bedford Co., Tenn. his interest in an undivided share of 53 acres, partly in Haywood Co. and partly in Madison Co., Tenn. being the tract "whereon Reuben Thompson late of said County of Madison decd. resided at the time of his death." Dec. 12, 1839. Reg March 3, 1841. Wits B. M. S___, Wiley Wallis.

384.
Whereas MARY ANN THOMPSON, Haywood Co., Tenn. for $25 sold to DAVID W. THOMPSON, Bedford Co., Tenn. her interest in a tract of land partly in Haywood Co., partly in Madison Co., Tenn., 53 acres, "whereon my father, Reuben Thompson, formerly lived. " Feb. 12, 1841. Reg March 3, 1841. Wits Asa B. Midyett, Thos. Watkins, Stephen Burrus.

403-404.
Undersigned hrs of JOSEPH B. PORTER, late of Maury County, Tenn., confirm sale of 1000 acres from Thomas J. Porter and Parry W. Porter, execs of Joseph B. Porter. Signed, Thos. J. Porter, E. H. Porter, Elizabeth Carruthers, P. W. Porter. Sept. 28, 1840. No reg date. No wits.

405-406.
CATHERINE McCLELLAN, widow of JOHN McCLELLAN, WILLIAM B. McCLELLAN, ALBERT G. McCLELLAN, SAMUEL C. McCLELLAN, JAMES D. McCLELLAN, BENJAMIN HAYLEY and wife, MARTHA F., formerly McClellan; legatees of John McClellan, dec. in considering the advancements already made by John McClellan in his life-time to John G. A. McClellan, Radford Weathers and wife, Elizabeth L., formerly McClellan; Bennet T. McClellan, i.e. 1120 3/4 acres to John G. A. McClellan; 1312 acres to the Weathers; 231 acres to Bernet T. McClellan; but no deeds were ever executed for these advancements. Therefore, all hrs have agreed to divide decedent's lands set aside to them by commissioners appointed for that task under a decretal order from Circuit or Chancery Courts in Madison Co. Sept. 25, 1840. Reg March 29, 1841. Wits B. M. Perry, Jno. R. Vann.

422.
Indenture, March 25, 1841, between JAMES VAULX and JOHN IROIN, Madison Co., Tenn. to hrs of ROBERT GANNAWAY, dec. conveying to them a quarter of an acre for $150. Reg April 19, 1841. No wits.

435-438.
JOSEPH H. TALBOT and JOSEPH W. CHALMERS, two of the commissioners appointed in the will of SAMUEL DICKINS, dec., Madison Co., Tenn. and at the request of his hrs. John D. Martin, exec, Andrew L. Martin, Joel Bugg, Thomas Dickins, Samuel B. Dickins, Edmund H. V. Dickins, Mary Jane Taylor, William Webb, guardian of Robert F. Dickins, dec. son of Samuel Dickins AND A. L. Martin, John D. Martin, E. H. V. Dickins, trustees, appointed in Samuel Dickins' will for use of Elizabeth R. Beloate and her children, now have divided lands among the hrs at law of Samuel Dickins, including the life-interest of the widow, having bought same from her, including the 2000 acre tract in Madison Co. called Hazlewood, instead of selling these lands at the request of the hrs have divided lands among themselves.
1. MARTHA L., wife of Joel Bugg awarded the Hazlewood tract, 2000 acres, valued at $10,000, reserving to John D. Martin, exec "one quarter of an acre of said tract of land in the centre of which is the family grave yard as provided in the will."

 

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2. ROBERT F., infant son of Robert F. Dickins, about 300 acres in Lafayette Co., Miss. valued at $6000.
3. SALLY, wife of John D. Martin, 500 acres in Lafayatte Co., Miss. valued at $6000.
4. MARY JANE, wife of N. K. Taylor, 600 acres in Lafayette Co., Miss. valued at $6000.
5. ANN V., wife of A. L. Martin, about 1100 acres about 7 miles south of Somerville, Tenn.
6. In his life-time, Samuel Dickins, at request of THOMAS DICKINS, acquired for him in Shelby Co., Tenn. 428 acres valued at $4200.
Certain valuation adjustments were made in figuring the interests of these hrs and also a comment made that there were other lands not yet clear which would need to be apportioned among the hrs. Jan. 22, 1841. Reg April 29, 1841.

474.
RANSOM H. BYRN, Marshall Co., Miss. sold in trust to JOHN M. TURNER, as grdn of STEPHEN OUTERBRIDGE, Madison Co., Tenn., several tracts of land for $6500. All tracts were located in SD 9, R 1, S 10: 200 acres, Poplar Creek; 50 acres; 50 acres; 10 acres; 90 acres; 200 acres; 200 acres. April 28, 1841. Reg June 5, 1841. Wits C. Henderson, Timothy P. Jones.

496.
ROBERT DAVIE, adm of James W. Cazort, dec. transferred to WILLIAM E. REEVES 45 acres, an occupant claim #1378, for 200 acres in the name of Andrew Berry on Little Cypress Creek in Madison Co. Jan. 8, 1841. Reg July 19, 1841. Wits Gabriel Davie, Thos. J. Reeves.

505-506.
Indenture, Jan. 8, 1841. BURWELL BUTLER appointed by Chancery Court at Huntingdon (Feb. 1838) to sell lands belonging to the minor hrs of SKELTON HARDGROVE, dec., sold 205 acres to R. /Richard/ J. HAYNES for $752.35. Reg Aug. 5, 1841. No wits.

562.
JAMES JOHNSON, exec of John Johnson, dec. sold to JAMES ALSTON, 231 acres for $1500. Jan. 20, 1841. Reg Aug. 1841. Wits John Alston, Thos. H. Taylor.

572.
BARNARD MITCHELL, Jackson, Tenn. for "love and affection" for LOUISIANA MITCHELL and her child, BELINDA K. MITCHELL, deeded them a negro man, Stephen, about 21 yrs old. Sept. 13, 1841. Reg Sept. 14, 1841. No wits.

592.
JAMES NOLIN for "love and affection" for his son, JOHN NOLIN, deeded him a negro boy, Peter, about 6 yrs old. Sept. 28, 1841. Reg Oct. 11, 1841. Signed with an "x" mark.

 

MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
DEED BOOK EIGHT

11-12.
Indenture, Jan. 15, 1841, between MONTGOMERY B. STEWART, exec of Bartholomew G. Stewart, sold 30 acres which had been deeded to him by J. W. Christian, for $90, to WHALEY CASH. Reg Oct. 20, 1842. Wits Norman Cash, Joseh N. B. Stewart.

13-15.
Whereas in his life-time, Colonel William Polk of Raleigh, N.C. had empowered Samuel Dickins of Madison Co., Tenn. to serve as his agent in Tennessee for the "sale of land, collecting of moneys and other purposes" and Colonel Polk had appointed his wife/widow to serve as exec of his will and as such as had continued the business relationship with Samuel Dickins but "the said Dickins hath lately departed this life", leaving a will in which John D. Martin is named as exec and he is so serving. No final settlement has been made of Dickins' estate. Sarah, Colonel Polk's widow, wanted to get the mutual business "finally adjusted and closed" with the Dickinses and appointed JAMES BRIGHT of Lincoln Co., Tenn. and JOHN H. BILL of Hardeman Co., Tenn. to be her agents towards getting that done; to "settle and adjust all, any and every the said

 

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matters of accounts to and with the said John D. Martin executor." Feb. 18, 1841. Reg Oct. 21, 1841. Wits Geo. E. Badger, E. B. Freeman, Geo. Settle.

16-17.
WILLIAM P. DIXON, adm of Elisha Lankford, dec. sold 50 acres in Civil District 13 of Madison Co., for $40, to JAMES L. McDONALD. Aug. 27, 1841. Reg. Oct. 22, 1841. Wits James W. Glass, James M. Dixon.

17-18.
Received of JAMES L. McDONALD, $60 in full of his share of interest in the estate of Elisha Lankford, namely a negro woman, Jenny and her child, belonging to the estate of his father. Signed, WILLIAM P. DIXON. August 27, 1841. Reg Oct. 22, 1841 . Wits Jas. W. Glass, Jas. M. Dixon.

22.
REBECCA K. BELL for "love and affection" for her nephew, THOMAS F. V. PENDERGRAST, deeded to him all her right to a negro boy, Edmond about 10 yrs old. July 1, 1841. Reg Nov. 4, 1841. Wits W. W. Pendergrast, J. B. Pendergrast.

27-28.
Marriage Contract. A marriage is to be contracted between MARTHA WEAVER and JAMES C. LEDBETTER. She had inherited from her father, Joshua Weaver, $100 and she owned a negro woman, Chana, a bed and bedstead; all of which was to be held in trust for her by WILLIAM W. NICHOLS. She would remain in full possession of these possessions and at her death, they would go "to the heirs of her body." Oct. 28, 1841. Reg Nov. 4, 1841. No wits. /Madison Co. marriage records show that James R. Ledbetter was married to Martha Weaver, November 3, 1841/

28-29.
JAMES DOHERTY, adm of Thomas J. Doherty, dec. sold a slave, Jerry, for $800, to SARAH DULANEY. Jerry was about 30 yrs old. Nov. 4, 1841. Reg Nov. 5, 1841. Wits W. G. Vanhook, Rich. Wade.

62-63.
Indenture, Dec. 9, 1841, between CLEMENT R. JAMESON, Madison Co., Tenn. who sold his interest in two tracts of land (154 acres; 258 acres in SD 10, R 2, Ss 8-9), for $100, to MARY E. MARTIN, GEORGE MARTIN, ROBERT MARTIN, MARGARET L. MARTIN, HUGH B. MARTIN, MARTHA K. MARTIN; all of Maury Co., Tenn. Reg Dec. 15, 1841. Wits Samuel McClanahan, James McClanahan.

66.
CHARLES ROBERTSON gave CHARLES FRANKLIN CARUTHERS, infant child of Samuel and Rachael Caruthers, a bureau, large table, small table, a bed, bedstead and clothing, two looking glasses (mirrors) and one clock and appointed MATHIAS BOON "to see" that the child had these items secured to him. Nov. 15, 1841. Reg Dec. 17, 1841. Wits Leven Benton, Davis Robertson.

69-70.
Madison Co., Tenn. Circuit Court, Dec. 4, 1841 in case styled: William S. Calloway, adm Robert T. Brown v James D. McClellan, grdn of Charles & Sarah J. Brown, minor hrs of Robert T. Brown, dec. On Dec. 4, 1841 the Court had ordered 1/2 of a lot in Jackson belonging to the Brown estate to be sold, which was done on June 11, 1841, to JOSEPH C. SHARP. The 1/2 lot would be divested out of Charles and Sarah Jane Brown and vested in said Sharp. Reg Dec. 28. 1841.

82-83.
Chancery Court, Huntingdon, Tenn., August 1841 in case styled: Hugh C. Armstrong v Rufus K. Armstrong, William Armstrong, Stephen K. Armstrong, Mary P. Armstrong, minors defended by M. McLaurine; and Mary Armstrong. Stephen K. Armstrong, dec by certificate 2748, March 27, 1827, for 1126 acres entered same in SD 10, R 3, S 11, "on the waters of the Middle Fork of the Forked Deer River", in Madison Co., Tenn. On Sept. 30, 1828 Hugh C. Armstrong had purchased 563 acres of this tract of 1126 acres, for $800, and received a title bond for this acreage. About 1829, Stephen K. Armstrong died without providing Hugh C. Armstrong a proper deed for the land. He died leaving a widow, Mary and children Rufus K., William, Stephen K. and Mary P. Armstrong. As the deceased had failed to make such a deed the

 

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Chancery Court had ordered that such a deed be provided Hugh C. Armstrong. Reg Jan. 1, 1842.

103-104.
NANCY M. PYLES, formerly Hardgrove, daughter of John Hardgrove, dec, along with her husband, James M. Pyles, sold her undivided 1/5 interest in 640 acres in SD 9, R 3, S 10, to BURWELL BUTLER. Oct. 15, 1841. Reg Jan. 18, 1842. Sworn before two Justices of the Peace for Madison Co., Isham V. Harris and Wyatt Mooring.

104-105.
Received of BURWELL BUTLER, $600 for his undivided 1/5 interest in a negro that John Hardgrove his father, to his mother, Polly Hardgrove, now Polly Freeman, for her life-time. Signed FELIX R. HARDGROVE. Jan. 10, 1842. Reg Jan. 18, 1842. No wits.

105-106.
MILTON ALLEN, Henderson Co., Tenn. sold to BURWELL BUTLER, 41 acres in SD 9, R 2, S 10, part of 640 acres entered in the name of John Hardgrove, being the portion due his wife, AMANDA, formerly Hardgrove, daughter of John Hardgrove; also sold to Butler his wife's undivided 1/5 interest in John Hardgrove's widow's dower, 114 acres for $250. Jan. 3, 1840. Reg Jan. 18, 1842. Wits Felix J. Perry, Math. Patterson.

112-113.
In pursuance of an order of the Madison Co. Circuit Court, Dec. 1841, N. T. PERKINS, adm of David Jeffreys estate had sold a negro, Erneline, about 30 yrs old, and he had to HANCE BOND for $497. Jan. 15, 1842. Reg Jan. 21, 1842. Wits Thos. D. Tarver, Eaton Bond.

113-114.
In pursuance of an order of the Madison Co. Circuit Court, Dec. 1841, N. T. PERKINS, adm of David Jeffreys estate had sold a negro, Harry, about 56 yrs old, and he had to KENNETH GARRETT for $315. Jan. 15, 1842. Reg Jan. 21, 1842. Wits Eaton Bond, Hance Bond.

114.
In pursuance of an order of the Madison Co. Circuit Court, Dec. 1841, N. T. PERKINS, adm of David Jeffreys estate had sold a negro, Jesse, about 25 yrs old, to WILLIAM EWING for $810. Jan. 15, 1842. Reg Jan. 21, 1842. Wits Eaton Bond, Hance Bond.

114-115.
In pursuance of an order of the Madison Co. Circuit Court, Dec. 1841, N. T. PERKINS, adm of David Jeffreys estate had sold a negro, Henry, about 14 yrs old, and he had to JOHN M. JOHNSON, Jan. 15, 1842. Reg Jan. 22, 1842. Wits John Sandford, R. A. White.

115-116.
In pursuance of an order of the Madison Co. Circuit Court, Dec. 1841, N. T. PERKINS, adm of David Jeffreys estate had sold a negro, David, about 30 yrs old, and he had to EATON BOND, Jan. 15, 1842. Reg Jan. 22, 1842. Wits Thos. D. Tarver, Hance Bond.

118-119.
ANN FENNER, Madison Co., Tenn. for "natural love and affection" for her grandson, NATHANIEL HENDERSON, JR., a slave, Wilson. Aug. 3, 1839. Reg Jan. 24, 1842. Wits C. Henderson, John M. Fenner, D. McKnight.

120-121.
By order of the Madison Co. Circuit Court, Dec. 1841, JAMES D. McDONALD, adm of Ann Barnett's estate was to sell a negro boy, Cyrus, which he did, Jan. 22, 1842, to DUNCAN McFARLIN for $500. Reg Jan. 25, 1842. No wits.

121-122.
By order of the Madison Co. Circuit Court, Dec. 1841, JAMES D. McDONALD, adm of Ann Barnett's estate was to sell a negro, Jane, which he did, Jan. 22, 1842, to WILLIAM RICKETTS for $715. Reg Jan. 25, 1842. No wits.

122-125.
Indenture, Dec. 5, 1838, between LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES of John Chisholm, dec. (Claiborn Chisum, Thomas G. Chisum and wife, Belinda of Red River Co., Texas; John W. Smith and wife, Charlotte; Edwin Stevens and wife, Mary Ann; James M. Johnson and wife, Nancy; Thomas Mercer and wife, Catherine; Matilda Chisum, Martha Jane Chisum and William H. Chisum, of Tennessee who sold

 

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a small tract of land at the mouth of Lees Spring, in SD 9, R 7, S 5 in Hardin Co., Tenn. to JOHN CHISHOLM of Lauderdale Co., Ala. Reg Jan. 26, 1842. Wits Seth Caison, Marimon H. Jones.

125-128.
The same LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES listed on pages 122-125, Chisums sold 100 acres in Hardin Co., Tenn. to JOHN CHISHOLM, Lauderdale Co., Ala. Dec. 15, 1838. Reg Jan. 26, 1842.

131-132.
ABRAM MASON deeded to THOMAS M. DUNGAN 35 acres on Bush Creek in Madison Co., because of his "love and affection" for his daughter, Nancy Dungan. Feb. 24, 1841. Reg Jan. 29, 1842. Wit Nelson Tarver.

134-135.
WILLIAM DICKINS, Madison Co., Tenn. for "love and affection" for his daughter, SALLY CLACK DICKINS, deeded her 447 acres in /SD 9/ R 2, S 10 and ten "negro slaves." Dec. 21, 1841. Reg Jan. 5, 1842. Wits Wm. H. Hunt, Jno. R. Dickins.

135-136.
WILLIAM DICKINS, Madison Co., Tenn. for "love and affection"foi his son, SAMUEL DICKINS, deeded him ten "negro slaves." Dec. 21, 1841. Reg Feb. 5, 1842. Wits Wm. H. Hunt, Jno. R. Dickins.

137-138.
WILLIAM DICKINS, Madison Co., Tenn. for "love and affection" for his son, JOHN R. DICKINS, deeded him ten "negro slaves." Dec. 21, 1841. Reg Feb. 8, 1841. Wits Samuel Dickins, Avery Hunt.

150-151.
In 1841, JOSHUA H. THURMON had conveyed to HARRIETT THURMON a slave, Sylvy, their sister, and her child, John Madison, out of "love and affection" for her "but with the understanding that I /Harriett/ would not hold my sister and her child in slavery but emancipate the same." She presented a "bill of sale" recording this transaction before the Clerk of Madison County Court, March 25, 1841 but as it was against state law to emancipate slaves, she was not able to emancipate Silvy in Tennessee. But as Silvy had paid "our brother" Joshua H. Thurmon $600, the price he had paid James Price for her, she made a bond of the amount of $1200 to her brother, the acceptance of Silvy as a slave but to be void when "I shall at some convenient time will and truly and in good faith emancipate and set free in a lawful manner my said sister and her said child." Dec. 20, 1841. She signed the deed, Harriet Thurmon, with her "x" mark. Reg Feb. 22, 1842.

/The U.S. Census, 1840, Madison Co., Tenn., page 68, lists Harriet Thurmon, as one of the two "free colored" women in her household, aged 24-36. Perhaps Silvy was the other person in that age range. The census for that year lists Joshua H. Thermon in Hardeman Co., Tenn., a man aged 40-50, with no others in his household but with several free blacks listed under his name./

156-157.
GABRIEL DAVEY, Madison Co., Tenn. "being aged and infirm & unable to attend to my own business and being at times subject to intoxication and when in that state liable to say and do things which I would not say or do. . . when sober & thereby endanger my property" for "love and affection" for his children, NELSON DAVIE, JANE DAVY, POLLY DAVY, as "they have undertaken to support myself & my wife Abitha Davy while we live" and agreed to support "my" daughter, PRUDENCE McCUL10CH and her children, " he and his wife conveyed to them all their property, real and personal. Feb. 21, 1842. Reg March 18, 1842. Wits Robert Exum, Otis Story. Tabytha Davey signed the deed with her "x" mark.

167-168. WILLIAM McKNIGHT for "love and affection" for his daughter-in-law, ELIZABETH, wife of Thomas McKnight, deeded her three negroes Milly, Edmon, Sam. March 7, 1842. Reg March 9, 1842. Wits Chas. D. Tay10r, Wm. A. Murchison.

 

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176-177.
ALLEN D. BOON conveyed to ENOCH BRYAN, 55 2/3 acres allotted him in the division of his father's /unnamed/ lands, for $200. March 14, 1842. Reg March 22, 1842. No wits.

205.
"I bequeath unto MARY SMITHWICK," all right in a negro, Clarissa, about 7 yrs old. Signed, A. A. SMITHWICK. Nov. 7, 1841. Reg April 8, 1842. Wits Page Dungan, James F. Smithwick.

252.
SARAH CAPPS, formerly Sarah Justice, widow of James G. Justice, presently the wife of James R. Capps, held a life-interest in 206 acres from her former husband which she sold for $90 to ALLEN A. JUSTICE. Dec. 3, 1841. Reg May 12, 1842. She signed with an "x" mark. No wits.

275-276.
JAMES WALKER, Maury Co., Tenn. in "full confidence & judgment" of his son, SAMUEL P. WALKER, Columbia, Tenn., gave him POA "to sell and convey any lands I own in the Western District of Tennessee," including a 640 acre tract in Madison Co. he owned with P. R. Booker. May 3, 1842. Reg June 7, 1842. Wits R. B. Moore, J. Knox Walker.

325.
EZEKIAL FULLER, Madison Co., Tenn. for "natural love and affection" for his son, JEREMIAH FULLER, deeded him a "boy slave," Jerry, about 14 yrs old. July 15, 1842. Reg July 21, 1842. Wits Lewis Daniel, Henry Stewart.

335-336.
WILLIAM PILLOW, Maury Co., Tenn. from "natural love and affection" for his son, LACHLAN PILLOW, deeded him 588 acres in Madison Co. July 26, 1842. Reg Aug. 1, 1842. Wit Gid. J. Pillow.

351-352.
P. M. MILLER conveyed a "negro fellow", Ben to ALBERT S. MILLER and his brother, RICHARD BLOUNT MILLER, in trust for SUSAN DYER during her life-time and believing that it was to the benefit of said Susan that Ben be sold, Albert S. Miller made a POA to Richard B. Miller to carry this into effect. Aug. 15, 1842. Reg Aug. 21, 1842. No wits.

370-371.
CATHERINE W. LOFTIN, exec of Thomas Loftin's estate made a clear deed to GEORGE REEVES for 42 acres in Madison Co., that he had paid Thomas Loftin $800 for in his life-time but had not made him a proper deed for this acreage. ____ __, 1841. Reg Sept. 12, 1842. Wits Lemuel Newsom, James Newsom.

405-406.
FLEMMING WILLIS, Sheriff of Madison Co., Tenn. by execution issued in Henderson Co., Tenn. Court, July 1842, in favor of E. B. HUGHLETT, adm of P. M. Hughlett against Mrs. MARY HUGHLETT levied such execution on a negro man, Lewis, about 40 yrs old, and sold him for $159.82 to E. B. HUGHLETT. Oct. 29, 1842. Reg Oct. 29, 1842.

408.
Whereas by the death of AMANDA MILLER ALLEN, a part of her estate had "accrued" to E. A. FREEMAN and wife, MARY and they transferred this interest to THOMAS C. HARDGROVE, FELIX R. HARDGROVE and JAMES M. PYLES. Oct. 10, 1842. Reg Nov. 9, 1842. Wits Isham V. Harris, James R. West, David Crenshaw. Mary Freeman signed the deed with her husband, using an "x" for her mark.

420-422.
Chancery Court, Huntingdon, Tenn., Aug. 2, 1840, a Final Decree in a case styled: Trustees of University of North Carolina v Thomas Smith, John Arnold and wife, Mary; William Parks and wife, Hannah; Thomas Stokes and wife, Jane; Guy Stokes, Jordan Stokes, "all except the first heirs at law of Jordan G. Stokes, decd." The court had ruled previously, Feb. 1842, that land in the estate be sold, 640 acres, which was sold, July 2, 1842, to Mrs. ANN MARTIN, wife of Andrew L. Martin for $641. Land located on the north fork of the Forked Deer River. Court confirmed acreage to Ann Martin. Reg Dec. 17, 1842.

 

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443-445.
EZEKIAL ALEXANDER and wife, CATHERINE K.; SAMUEL JOHNSTON and wife, LOUISA; LOUISA C. HOUSTON; THOMAS KERNS; JAMES H. KERNS, all of Mecklenburg Co., N.C. sold for $666 their interest in 333 acres out of a tract of 2136 acres, to DAVID WEIR. Aug. 19, 1842. Reg Dec. 20, 1842. No wits.

445-447.
Circuit Court, Madison Co., Tenn. April 1842. Petition of SUSAN and TURNER J. FULLER and ARTHUR W. FULLER for sale of 710 acres they held as hrs of Turner Tate. The Court had ruled in Dec. 1841 that this land be sold and it was to TURNER J. FULLER on March 5, 1842. Reg Dec. 1842.

447-448.
"We," JOHN REEVES, Junr. father of George Reeves, dec. late of Madison Co., Tenn.; ARCHIBALD ANDREWS, husband of POLLY, daughter of John Reeves, Jr. and sister of George Reeves, dec; THOMAS KIRK, husband of TABITHA, daughter of John Reeves and sister of George Reeves, dec; PRISCILLA REEVES, daughter of John Reeves and sister of George Reeves, dec; MARTHA REEVES, daughter of John Reeves and sister of George Reeves, dec; DELILAH REEVES, daughter of John Reeves and sister of George Reeves, dec; all of Orange Co., N.C. appointed CHESLEY MOORE who married SYNIA, daughter of John Reeves and sister of George Reeves, dec. and JOHN ANDREWS, son of aforesaid Archibald Andrews, Orange Co., N.C. to recover from Christopher Barbee and John S. Robbins, adms of George Reeves, late of Madison Co. their due "proportion" of his estate. All but John Reeves, Sr. signed with an "x" mark. Sept. 6, 1842. Reg Dec., 1842. Wits Josiah Turner, William Nelson.

489-490.
Marriage Contract. "Whereas a marriage has been agreed upon between BENJAMIN BARR, Madison Co., Tenn. "and Mrs. SARAH K. ELROD" of same place, "shortly to be solemnized and consummated between them," Barr relinquished any claim on property, real or personal, that she brought into their marriage, but that at her death this property would be "disposed of according to the laws of descent and distribution in the same manner as though this agreement had never been made. . . ." Jan. 4, 1843. Reg Jan. 4, 1843. /Madison County marriage record show that Benjamin Barr was married to Sarah K. Elrod, January 4, 1843/

496.
Received of JAMES C. LEDBETTER, a negro woman, Chaney, 1 bed, bedstead and clothing, the same property set forth in a marriage contract between Ledbetter and his late wife, MARTHA, in which agreement this property would go to her "bodily heirs." Signed, WILLIAM NICHOLS, trustee. Dec. 10, 1842. Reg Jan. 11, 1843.

499-500.
"We," NANCY SWAN, grdn of ARCHILA ANN FOGG, late Swan; MARY JANE SWAN; JOHN JAMES SWAN and SAMUEL H. SWAN, minor hrs of Samuel H. Swan and FRANCIS FOGG, husband of said Archila Ann; all of Madison Co., Tenn. gave POA to WILLIAM G. SWAN to recover for them from William McElwee, exe of James McNeil McElwee, dec. a legacy bequeathed to Nancy Swan and minor children. Jan. 13, 1843. Reg Jan. 13, 1843. Wits Stephen Sypert, W. L. Flowers.

519-520.
JESSE LEDBETTER and ELIZABETH LEDBETTER for "love and affection" for JAMES J. OSTEEN /relationship not defined/, deeded him 40 acres on Cypress Creek, SD 10, R 3, S 7, Madison Co. Jan. 5, 1843. Reg Jan. 24, 1843. Wits Roland Ledbetter, John L. Ledbetter.

 

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MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
DEED BOOK NINE

2-3.
For $200 WILLIAM M. MORGAN, Madison Co., Tenn. had sold to SARAH NANNY, JAMES B. MORGAN, JOHN McGILI, WM. R. HUDSON, Madjson Co., all the interest he had in two negroes, a woman (line left out of deed with her name, age) and Peter about 5 yrs old. "Known as the property of the children of Mary Morgan. The above title vested in said William N. Morgan consist of the undivided interest of William Nelson, one of the lawful (line missing) and Ralph Williams another together with his own interest reserving however the life-interest of his mother, MARY DANIEL in said negroes that she may have the same for her own proper use during her life according to the meaning and intent of the will of JAMES BILBO her father." Jan. 13, 1832. Reg Feb. 27, 1843. Wits Thos. T. Hudson, Joseph Hudson.

9-10.
ELIZABETH RICHARDSON, Tipton Co., Tenn. sold to ALFRED D. GARRETT, Madison Co., Tenn. all interest she had in four negroes Rancy, Harriet, Bob and Ann; for $900. March 1, 1842. Reg March 6, 1843. Elizabeth Richardson's signed the deed with her "x" mark. Wits Moses Starns, Jane Dodson.

23.
Because of a bargain made with JAMES LARRY in his life-time, having paid WILLIAM E. BUTLER $10, the latter conveyed to Larry's "only heir," ELIZA KENNADAY, 1/3 of an acre on Royal Street in Jackson. March 16, 1843. Reg March 1843 . Wits J. H. Rawlings, Richd. J. Hays, J. F. Cloud.

29-39.
FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Madison Co., Tenn. deeded in trust to ABSALOM DEBERRY, Madison Co., for Merither's daughter, Mrs. CAROLINE T. TAYLOR, wife of James A. Taylo, several "slaves for life," George about 18 yrs old; Chaney and two children Drucilla and Eliza; Rose about 12 yrs old. Sept. 3, 1842. Reg April 1843. Wits David Meriwether, Thos. C. Hudson.

36-37.
Whereas WINBURN & PURTEL, on Sept. 12, 1838 made a mortgage with TURNER TATE to secure him $256.46 with the understanding that if that was not paid on or before Jan. 16, 1839 Turner was authorised to sell the home and lot mentioned in the mortgage document, recorded in deed book 6, page 572. Whereas the said Turner Tate died on Feb. 24, 1841 without having collected this money or any part of it, and having not sold this home and lot located on Main Street in Jackson, ARTHUR W. FULLER, acting adm of Tate advertised this property for sale and sold it on March 18, 1842, for $100, to TERRY H. WILEY. Reg April 1843.

54-55.
"We," the undersigned HEIRS of the estate of THOMAS BONNER, after having made division of his estate among them, in writing, George W. Hill agreed to pay a claim that Thomas E. Bonner held against the estate of Thomas Bonner, dec., not charging interest to G. S. and William L. Bonner longer than March 1, 1836 and after paying that claim to make up to G. S. and William L. Bonner $600, including the debt of said Thomas E. Bonner with interest up to the present and if said claim gained interest after March a, 1836 it wasn't to be taken out of the $600 and then G. S. and Wm. L. Bonner relinquished their claim as hrs to tract of land on which Thos. Bonner died and a negro woman, Bet, in consideration of the $600 to be paid them by George W. Hill, who would relinquish his claim to two negro men, Bill and Abram in consideration of G. S. and Wm. L. Bonner relinquishing their claim to said tract of land and Bet. Undersigned by WILLIAM L. BONNER, G. W. HILL, GEO. S. BONNER. March 1, 1836. Reg May 1843. Wits Jas. Oneal, James H. Oneal.

91.
Whereas by descent from JOHN WEIR, dec., Madison Co., Tenn. "we", THOMAS N. BLACK and MARGARETT ANN BLACK and HUGH W. WEIR, derived title to four adjoining tracts of land (120 acres, 6C acres, 6 acres, 20 acres). The Blacks sold their interest to HUGH W. WEIR, for $300. Dec. 20, 1843. Reg Aug. 7, 1843. No wits.

 

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94-96.
EZEKIAL ALEXANDER and wife, KATHERINE; THOMAS GIBSON and wife, SARAH C.; SAMUEL JOHNSTON; JAMES L. JOHNSTON; JOHN H. JOHNSTON; S. E. WALIS' HEIRS, LOUIZA JOHNSTON; THOMAS M. KERNS and JAMES H. KERNS, all of Madison Co., Tenn. sold for $666 some 333 acres out of a larger tract of 1236 acres to DAVID WEIR, Madison Co Aug. 19, 1840. Reg Aug. 15, 1843. Wits B. W. Alexander, David Parks.

103.
HUGH A. BLEVINS and wife, SALLY, formerly Sally CORPENDER, sold their interest in 39 acres, the dower land of said Sally, to FLEMING WILLIS. Aug. 23, 1843. Reg Aug. 23, 1843. No wits.

106-107.
BENJAMIN W. BREWER and JOHN BREWER sold their interest in the estate of their "late sister", WINFRED BREWER to ABSALOM DEBERRY, f or $150. Aug. 28, 1843. Reg Aug. 28, 1843. John Brewer signed with an "x" marker. Wits David Warlick, Jas. L. McDonald.

109-l10.
ELIZA J. JONES sold to her sister, SUSAN FENTRISS a negro Toby about 50 yrs old, a bay horse and one sorrel horse and one wagon, all in Madison County. Aug. 29, 1843. Reg Aug. 31, 1843. Wits Andrew Cain, Mark B. Spencer.

117-118.
REUBEN FUEL and MARTHA FUEL agreed to convey the 98 acre dower of hers that they lived on, to NELSON CHILDRESS as they were indebted to several persons. As STEPHEN JOHNSON had agreed to pay these debts by Dec. 27, 1843 and sell the land, giving what was left after paying the debts to Martha. If Johnson failed to do so, Nelson Childress was then authorized to sell this property, pay the debts and what was left after expenses to pay that to Martha. Aug. 12, 1843. Reg Sept. 8, 1843. Wits William McFarlin, Ollin West. FUEL was spelled FEWELL in Martha's declaration of agreement to this transaction.

125.
JAMES CLEMONS for "love and affection" he had for his daughter, ELIZABETH D. HOWLETT and her children, MARY J. E., ISAAC J., LYDIA ANN T., VIRGINIA HOWLETT, deeded them a negro, Winny about 15 yrs old. July 8, 1843. Reg Sept. 20, 1843 . Wits Benjamin Murrelly, W. A. Davie.

126-127.
NARCISSA HAYS, Madison Co., Tenn. conveyed in trust to WILLIAM E. BUTLER for MARTHA BUTLER CHESTER, her niece, two slaves, Mariah about 18 yrs old and her daughter, Sophia, about 2 months old. If Martha B. Chester died without children, the slaves would go to another niece, MARY JANE CHESTER and if she died without children, the slaves would go to Narcissa's sister, ELIZABETH CHESTER, who could dispose of them at death among her children. July 20, 1841. Reg Sept. 20, 1843. Wits Robt. I. Chester, W. O. Butler.

128-129.
MARY SANDERS, Madison Co., Tenn. conveyed in trust to JOSHUA SANDERS for her daughter, MARY A. WEBB, formerly Mary A. Sanders, two negroes Edy about 5 yrs old and Tom about 2 yrs old; to be held separately from her husband, WILLIAM A. WEBB, and not subject to his debts. Mary signed with her "x" mark. Sept. 21, 1843. Reg Sept. 22, 1843. No wits.

129.
GASTON G. and MARY A. FREEMAN, Madison Co., Tenn. sold to MARY SMITWICK all "my" interest in the estate of Bales Smithwick, dec. for $100. No execution date given. Reg Sept. 27, 1843. Wits Thos. Sanders, Ephraim Stanfield.

130-131.
JAMES WEAVER sold to JOHN BLAIR, for $512, 100 acres on Johnsons Creek in Madison Co., on which Joshua Weaver, Sr. died, which he had bequeathed to James Weaver's mother; bordered on north by 114 acre tract that Joshua Weaver given to his daughter, Lucy Pollan; on the east by a tract that Joshua Weaver gave to Joshua Weaver, Jr. and a part of the tract willed to Catherine Johnson; on the south by a tract Joshua Weaver willed to Asa Weaver. Aug. 6, 1843. Reg Oct. 2, 1843. Wits J. C. Stewart, A. J. Holliday.

 

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137-139.
Circuit Court, Madison Co., Tenn., Aug. 1843. Petition of JOEL PREWITT, JAMES H. HOGSETT and wife, MARTHA; MARTHA C. PREWITT: ELIZA PREWITT, the latter two having been minors, appearing by their grdn James H. Hogsett, MARTIN CARTMELL with Hogsett also acting as adm of ABIGAIL PREWITT's estate. Acting under interlocutory decree of this court, April 1843, on Sept. 1, 1843 Hogsett had laid off to William N. Gillis 91 acres for $409.50, to pay off the estate debts. The Court confirmed the sale to Gillis. Aug. 25, 1843. Reg Oct. 7, 1843.

142-143.
Whereas from descent from JOHN McCLELLAN, late of Madison Co., Tenn. ALBERT G. McCLELLAN, JAMES D. McCLELLAN, SAMUEL C. McCLELLAN, JOHN McCLELLAN, ROBERT N. McCLELLAN, BENJAMIN HAYLEY and wife, MARTHA F., formerly McClellan; RADFORD WITHERS and wife, ELIZABETH S., formerly McClellan, sold their undivided interest for 192 acres in SD 10, R 3, Ss 9-10, for $40, to ALBERT G. McCLELLAN. Sept . 19, 1843. Reg Nov. 3, 1843. Wit B. M. Perry.

144-145.
NELSON DAVIE, JANE M. DAVIE, MARY HALLIBURTON deeded back the property to their parents, GABRIEL DAVIE and his wife, as he had released them from supporting them and Gabriel's daughter, Prudence McCulloch (under deed of Feb. 21, 1842). July 22, 1843. Reg Nov. 9, 1843. Wits Robert Exum, Otey Story (who signed his name with an "x").

149-150.
JAMES L. McDONALD, adm of the estate of BENJAMIN PERSON, dec. was ordered by decree of Circuit Court, Madison Co., Dec. 1842 to sell negroes in the estate which he did, Feb. 6, 1843, to WILLIAM HUTCHISON, selling one negro girl, Lucy, to Hutchison for $200. Reg Nov. 9, 1843. No wits.

154-155.
JAMES GREER, Marshall Co., Miss. for "love and affection" he had for his step-daughter, MIRAM FENNER, wife of John M. Fenner, deeded her in trust through David McKnight a negro girl, Lydia about 12 yrs old. Oct. 8, 1843. Reg. Nov. 11, 1843. Wits Ripley E. Dunlap, David D. Hamilton.

166-168.
Marriage Contract. Whereas JOHN McFARLAND, Haywood Co., Tenn. was shortly to marry MARY SMITHWICK, Madison Co., Tenn. they had agreed to transfer, in trust for Mary, to ISAAC M. JOHNSON, all the property, real and personal she brought to the marriage; not subject to her husband's control or debts. She would sell the property through Johnson if she wished or will it as she wanted. Nov. 28, 1843. Reg Nov. 29, 1843. Wits Green Truman, James F. Smithwick. /Madison County marriage record shows that a license was taken out, Nov. 25, 1843, by John McFarlen to marry Mary Smithwick./

173-174.
THOMAS J. PUGH, Bertie Co., N.C., exec of Robert C. Watson, of the same place, gave POA to ABSALOM DEBERRY, Madison Co., Tenn. to sell a negro man, Ben, property of the late R. C. Watson. Deberry sold Ben for $500 to REUBEN BURROW. June 22, 1843. Reg Dec. 8, 1843.

181-182.
JOHN COOK, Madison Co., Tenn. sold his 1/6 part of land he held jointly with Thomas Cook and other distributees of his father, JOHN COOK's estate, 50 acres, to SARAH COOK for $25. Dec. 20, 1843. Reg Dec. 20, 1843. John Cook signed the deed with his "x" mark. No wits.

194-197.
Marriage Contract. Whereas BEVERLY ANDERSON, Fayette Co., Tenn. was shortly to marry NANCY C. SMITH, Madison Co., Tenn., they agreed that she would retain control of the property, real and personal, that she brought to the marriage, not subject to her husband's control/debts. She could sell the property through her trustees, BENJ. R. PERSON, Madison Co. and ASBURY HALLUM, Fayette Co., if she wished to do so or at her death will it to the "heirs of her body." Jan. 8, 1844. Reg Jan. 8, 1844. Wits Emily Person, S. J. Jones. /Madison Co. marriage record shows that Beverly Anderson took out a license to marry Nancy Smith, Jan. 6, 1844. Perhaps they were married Jan. 8, 1844./

 

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208-210.
FRANCIS C. HARDGROVE, Washington Co., Ark., son of the late John Hardgrove, Madison Co., Tenn. sold his interests in two estates to his brother- in-law, BURWELL BUTLER, Madison Co., Oct. 13, 1843, under stipulations. His father had left a will, leaving his widow, Polly several negroes and John Hardgrove had a daughter, AMANDA HARDGROVE who married William M. Allen of Henderson Co., Tenn. and they had two children, Darcus Allen and Amanda Milton Allen; all of whom had died and Francis C. Hardgrove sold his 1/4 part of Amanda Allen's estate, which were negroes still in possession of his mother, Polly, with her having a life interest in them but as he was "needy" he was selling the Allen interest to Butler for $150 and while he was at it, sold for $275 his interest in the estate that would come to him from his mother at her death. Reg. Jan. 1844. Wits T. J. Hargis, D. Griffith.

211-213.
FELIX R. HARDGROVE and JAMES M. PYLES, Madison Co., Tenn. sold to BURWELL BUTLER of same place, their interest left by will of John Hardgrove to his wife, Polly, now Polly Freeman (wife of E. A. Freeman), being negro property which would go to John Hardgrove's children (Francis C. Hardgrove, Louisiana R. Hardgrove, F. R. Hardgrove, Nancy Hardgrove) at Polly's death. Another daughter, Amanda Hardgrove Allen and her husband and two children, of Henderson Co., Tenn. had all died. Felix R. Hardgrove and James M. Pyles sold their interest in the Allen estate to Burwell Butler for $150 and their interest in Polly Freeman's estate for $237.50. Jan. 18, 1844. Reg Jan. 18, 1844. Wits Mos . Wood, A. Guthrie, D. D. Bennett.

212-214.
By quit claim, FRANCIS C. HARDGROVE, Washington Co., Ark., FELIX R. HARDGROVE and JAMES M. PYLES (who had married NANCY HARDGROVE), Madison Co., Tenn. sold their interest in Amanda Hardgrove Allen's 41 acres and the interest in John Hardgrove's estate to BURWELL BUTLER. Signed at Cottage Grove /Butler's home in northeast Madison Co./, ___ __, 1843. Reg. Jan. 18, 1844. Wit T. J. Hargis, D. Griffith.

217-218.
ELIZA J. H. BANKS, Madison Co., Virginia had "placed in the hands of my brother, DAVID H. E. SANDERS," Madison Co., Tenn. sixteen negroes, wagon and gear, a carryall, four horses and other property "to take with him to Tennessee and have as a loan from me with his own family (that is with his children and with the children of my brother Theophilus and Britain Sanders)", the loan lasting as long as she wished it to. A niece, Mrs. ELIZA JOHNSTON, daughter of Theophilus Sanders, was to have an interest also. July 21, 1843. Filed in Madison Co. in 1844. Wits Robert A. Banks, Thos. J. Allen, John Hood.

221-228.
JOSEPH H. TALBOT and JOHN READ, commissioners to divide the real estate among the heirs of SAMUEL DICKINS, dec., late of Madison Co., Tenn, on Jan. 22, 1841, so that each heir would receive $8000 in lands. They were: EDMUND V. H. DICKINS, ELIZABETH R. BELOATE, ROBERT DICKINS, JR. (son of Robert Dickins, son of Samuel Dickins), THOMAS DICKINS, ANN V. MARTIN. Whereas in an earlier distribution of lands, MARTHA L. BUGG received lands exeeding $10,000 in value, making her $2000 above the other heirs, plus $2400 in lands in the will of her father, so the commissioners distributed residual lands to the other heirs to make up the $4400: SAMUEL B. DICKINS, EDMUND V. H. DICKINS, jointly; ELIZABETH R. BELOATE; THOMAS DICKINS; MARY JANE TAYLOR; ANN MARTIN; SARAH MARTIN. Dec. 25, 1841 . Reg Jan. 3, 1844.

253-254.
CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN, Madison Co., Tenn. for "love and affection" for his children, George Chamberlain; Polly, wife of Reason Jones; Charles Chamberlain, Jr.; Elizabeth, wife of John L. Chamberlain; Patsy, wife of Alexander Mums; grandson, Charles W., son of William Chamberlain, dec., the legal hrs of Thomas Chamberlain, dec.; "and with the further purpose of securing that can support, maintain for me in the advanced age of

 

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of eighty-two and /as/ my wife Mary having abandoned me for the third time," conveyed in trust to AMOS WILLIAMS, for his children, the land "whereon I now live," about 330 acres and eight negroes and the rest of his personal estate. He was to have a life-interest in these properties and at his death they would be distributed among his heirs. Feb. 29, 1844. Reg April 2, 1844.

297-299.
EDWARD A. HOLLOWAY for "love and affection" for MARTHA SHARP and her children, being his "relatives," deeded them a negro, Polly, free from the demands/debts of Martha's husband, Granderson M. Sharp. Oct. 19, 1843. Reg May 2, 1844. Wits Thomas Ware, Jr., A. W. Harrison.

302.
REUBEN and SARAH A. COLE for "love and affection" for their daughter, ELIZABETH C. TURNER, gave her negroes Abram about 20 yrs old; Isaac about 15 yrs old; Ann about 7 yrs old; Eliza about 3 yrs old. Feb. 17, 1844. Filed May 4, 1844. Wits James A. Turner, John A. Cole.

303-304.
MOORE STEPHENSON, dec., Wilson Co., Tenn. died leaving a will which was probated. He left "certain negro property" to his daughter, POLLY MOSS. Her husband, John P. Moss, was deceased. Their children were Destimony; Sally Elizabeth, Stephen, Joseph Moss. After her husband's death, Polly Moss bore two illegitimate children named George W. and Almeda Moss and in this deed her other children were deeding them an interest in Moore Stephenson's estate. After having these two children out of wedlock, Polly Moss married REUBEN DOHERTY and had another child, Bunin Doherty, whom the Moss hrs also included in Stephenson's estate. Therefore, Destimony, wife of James Boles; Sally, wife of Benjamin Perry; Elizabeth, wife of William Bolin; Stephen and Joseph Moss, Madison Co., Tenn. gave 1/8 of the Stephenson estate to George W. and Almeda Moss. Dec. 29, 1843. Reg May 8, 1844. Wits Jno. R. Jelks, William Hardey, Robert Johnson, Lewis Jones, M. N. S. Vann.

309-310.
PHILIP ALSTON, Madison Co., Tenn. executed an obligation to EDNA A. ALSTON, widow of his son, William Alston, if she relinquished her interest in William's estate, giving her $500 with interest from Dec. 25, 1838. Whereas Edna recently married /Jan. 22, 1840/ to Josephas Loving, Haywood Co., Tenn., she, having reached age 21 in 1840 and having married, relinquished this interest and she was paid the agreed amount by Philip Alston. Sept. 25, 1839. Reg May 14, 1844. Wits Thomas H. Taylor, Philip Alston.

327-328.
"We," WILLIAM ESPY, Lauderdale Co. /state not specified/ and RICHARD BENNETT and wife, MATILDA, eldest daughter of William Espy by his present/ second wife, sold their interest in a negro boy, Charles about 8-9 yrs old, to A. W. O. TOTTEN for $600. Document registered June 17, 1844.

345-346.
W. F. HUGHS for "love and affection" for "my cosen" MARTHA W., wife of JAMES HUGHS, Jackson, Tenn., deeded her two negroes, Martha about 23-24 yrs old; Fanny about 12 yrs old. WILLIAM H. PARAHAM /Parham/ was to hold these persons in trust for said Martha. July 2, 1844. Reg July 9, 1844. No wits.

352-353.
NANCY MAY, Madison Co., Tenn. by virtue of powers vested in her by the will of her late husband, John May, conveyed negroes to W. C. Huchison, John May, D. B. Burnett, hrs of William May, dec., having in another deed conveyed "slaves for life" to Mary Taylor and her children. Feb. 1, 1844. Reg July 16, 1844. Wits A. Huntsman, Wyatt Mooring, Thomas May.

361-362.
Marriage Contract. Whereas a marriage was shortly to be solemnized between JOHN M. FENNER, Madison Co., Tenn. and EUNICE B. HUGHLETT, they had agreed that she would retain ownership, control of property, real and personal, that she brought to the marriage, not subject to her husband's control/debts. The property included land on which her mother, Elizabeth Rogers, then resided about 6 miles east of Jackson, adjoining lands of A. Huntsman, Alexander Greer and the late Philip Warlick. They appointed DAVID McKNIGHT to serve as trustee of this property for her. July 24,

 

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1844. Reg July 25, 1844. /Madison Co. marriage record shows that John M. Fenner was married to Eunice B. Hugh, July 25, 1844/

363-364.
SUSANNAN BREWER, Jasper Co., Ga., exec of Buckner Brewer's estate, gave POA to JOHN J. BREWER, Putnam Co., Ga., in which county she was then living, to secure two negroes, Easter and Mathew, for her, inherited by Buckner Brewer from his daughter, Winifred Brewer, late of Jasper Co., Ga., entitled to the same from the estate of her grandfather, Benjamin Brewer, Madison Co., Tenn. July 9, 1844. Reg Aug. 7, 1844. Wit D. A. Reese.

368-369.
ROBERT BLACK, Union Dist., S.C., an heir of John Black, dec., Madison Co., Tenn., gave POA to GEORGE T. BAILEY, Yallobusha Co., Miss. to receive from William Stribling and Amos Black, adm of John Black whatever was due him from this estate. May 23, 1844. Reg Aug. 14, 1844. Wit D. F. McMahan.

373.
JOHN WOOTON, Marshall Co., Miss. conveyed to ABSALOM DEBERRY, as trustee, for the benefit of James Hayley's hrs, 250 acres for which $300 was paid. July 20, 1844. Reg Aug. 31, 1844. No wits.

403-404.
WILLIAM FULLER and wife, POLLY, Christian Co., Ky. sold 33 acres in SD 10, R 1, S 10, for $33 to OTEY STORY, JAMES STORY and ALEXANDER STORY. Oct. 14, 1844. Reg Oct. 26, 1844. She signed deed with an "x" mark. No wits.

427-428.
HARDY JONES and wife, EMLEY, Lauderdale Co., Miss. for "love and affection" for "our beloved children," ATLAS H. JONES, MARTHA ANN JONES, THOMAS W. JONES deeded them a negro, Bob about 10 yrs old. Aug. 8, 1844. Reg Nov. 26, 1844. No wits.

432-433.
JAMES BOALES and wife, DESDEMONA, Madison Co., Tenn. sold an 1/8 interest willed by Moore Stephenson to his daughter, MARY DAUGHERTY, to DANIEL CHERRY. Aug. 21, 1844. Reg Dec. 2, 1844. Wits Norman T. Cherry, James M. Johnson, Edward J. Read, Henry J. Lovich.

503-504.
LYDIA McBRYDE, exec of ARCHIBALD McBRYDE, Sr., Moore Co., N.C. sold to ALEXANDER KELLY, sheriff of Moore Co., N.C. for suit brought against her as exec, for $600, several slaves conveyed to WILLIAM M. McKNIGHT. Jan. 20, 1845. Reg Jan. 28, 1845. Wits Philip Alston, James Alston, Jas. McBryde.

512
SARAH ELMS, Mecklenburg Co., N.C. gave POA to her brother, THOMAS BARNETT, Madison Co., Tenn. to recover legacy she was due from the estate of her deceased mother, Ann Barnett, Madison Co., Tenn. April 22, 1844. Reg Feb. 5, 1845. No wits.

513.
NANCY PRICE, Mecklenburg Co., N.C. gave POA to THOMAS BARNETT, Madison Co., Tenn. to recover her distributive share of the estate of her mother, Ann Barnett. Nov. ll, 1844. Reg. Feb. 6, 1845. Wit A. G. Neel.

522-523.
Transaction between JOHN B. PENDERGRAST, ELIZA KING, REUBEN BURROW and wife, ELIZABETH, AARON ALEXANDER and wife, MARY; made to one another, quit claims on 434 acres, originally granted to John Bell, J. B. Pendergrast and Eliza King. Nov. 23, 1839. Reg Feb. 13, 1845. Wits S. K. N. Pendergrast, David C. Robison.

540-543.
ABSALOM DEBERRY v PETER TRANSOU, adm of Francis C. Edwards; SARAH F. EDWARDS, FRANCIS M. EDWARDS, NATHANIEL EDWARDS, hrs of Francis E. Edwards, who by their grdns David Merriwether, James Fritz and wife, Martha as per order of Feb. 5, 1845 in Chancery Court, Huntingdon, Tenn. by which Absalom Deberry bought from these several persons their interests in tracts of land in the Edwards estate, for $3950, which were sold for their benefit. Reg Feb. 25, 1845.

 

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545-546.
Will of MARTHA M. B. WOODS, Franklin Co., Virginia. Names sisters FRANCES WOODS, MARGARET WOODS, JANE WOODS; to JOSIAH W. DICKENSON for his daughter, MARTHA; slaves to these children. Also, interest in her father's estate to her sister, ELIZABETH SMITH. Friends, Samuel H. Woods and Josiah W. Dickenson, execs. Nov. 18, 1830. Wits George W. Clement, Elizabeth Ferguson (who signed with an "x" mark), B. F. Reese. Will was probated March 7, 1831. Registered in Madison Co., Tenn., February 26, 1845.

546-548.
Whereas MARTHA DICKENSON, wife of Josiah W. Dickenson, was sued by Samuel S. (last name not given), had by her "next friend, " instituted a suit in Chancery, Pittsylvania Co., Va. against James Lanier, trustee, holding lands in Franklin Co., Va. He was constrained legally from selling these lands. The Dickensons settled with Lanier and received two slaves and personalty, including $300 cash. Robert M. Dickenson held these properties in trust for Martha Dickenson. Nov. 8, 1841. Reg Feb. 26, 1845.

550-551.
SARAH P. HARDIN, Maury Co., Tenn. for "love and affection" for her sons, WILLIAM F. and B. F. HARDIN, conveyed to them a tract of land on Tombigbee River and an undivided interest in estates of James M. Lewis and Mary B. Lewis and Benjamin H. Lewis. Dec. 18, 1844. Reg Feb. 26, 1845. Wits M. G. Lewis, Eliza J. Lewis.

563-564.
MARY SANDERS, Madison Co., Tenn. f or "love and affection" for WILLIAM S. H. SANDERS deeded him 58 acres. Jan. 27, 1845. Reg March 13, 1845. She signed deed with an "x" mark. Wits V. S. Vann, Jno. H. Tomlin.

570-571.
"We," JAMES THOMAS by right of wife, MARY J.; BENJAMIN REID; W. B. DICKENSON by right of wife, MARGARET; JOHN H. DICKENSON by right of wife, JENNET; ROBERT L. WILSON by right of wife, NANCY; hrs of ARCHABALD REID, dec. conveyed to ARCHEBALD REID, their undivided interest in 160 acres in Madison Co. for $60 each. Nov. 21, 1843. Reg March 20, 1845. No wits.

584.
JOHN BURRUS, Madison Co., Tenn. for $100 cash and Susannah Burrus' note for $80 to John W. Robertson "in place of my own note cash due said Robertson in the division of the negro property of my father Thomas Burrus deceased estate" which had been paid by Susannah Burrus in consideration of which he conveyed to her 3 slaves. April 1, 1845. Reg April 5, 1845. No wits.

585.
SUSAN SHIP, Sampson Co., N.C. for "love and affection" for her niece, SUSAN ROBERTSON, infant daughter of Lewis Roberson and wife, Ann, deeded her a negro girl, Ann about 6 yrs old. May 18, 1835. Reg March 29, 1845. She signed deed with an "x" mark. Wits J. W. Lane, Lewis Roberson (who signed with an "x" mark).

 

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