Thursday, October 25, 2012

Those Places Thursday - White Pine

Yesterday's post on warranty deeds involving Joseph Jones showed many of the land deeds involved lots in White Pine, Tennessee. This is a small town located near the border of Jefferson and Hamblen Counties, not far from a bend in the French Broad River where an earlier Jones ancestor acquired land in 1807.
Satellite view from Google Maps
1899 Deed
Joseph Jones and wife to Henry Wigington, registered July 21, 1899. In consideration of 17 33/100 seventeen and 33/100 dollars to us in hand paid by Henry Wigington the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, we Cordie Jones and Joseph Jones her husband hath bargained, sold and consigned and transferred and doth by these presents hereby bargain, sell and convey and transfer, unto the said Henry Wigington his heirs and assigns in fee, the following described lot of land, lying in the 12th Civil District of Jefferson County State of Tennessee, adjoining lands of Henry Wigington, Cordie Jones and others.

Bounded as follows: Beginning on a rock in a road leading from White Pine to Morristown; set in Owens line a short distance from Robt. Tindler Smith Shop, thence with Owens line and said road, westwardly 12 poles and 14 feet to a [Oust vax?] tree, thence in South direction a direct line 29 poles to across a corner with Steiners, thence with said Henry Wigington line 29 poles in a North direction to the beginning containing one acre and 25 poles more or less to have and to hold onto the said Henry Wigington his heirs and assigns forever. The aforesaid bargainers doth hereby covenant that we are seized and possessed of said lands and have a right to convey it and we warrant the title against all persons whomsoever, hereby relinquishing all claims to dower right of dower and homestead therein.

In witness whereof, we hereunto set our hands this the 10th day of April 1899

Cordie Jones (seal)
Joseph Jones (seal)

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Before me J. H. Hensley a notary public in and for said county personally appeared the within named bargainer, Cordie Jones and her husband Joseph Jones with whom I am personally acquainted, and who acknowledged that they executed the within deed for the purposes therein contained and Cordie Jones wife of the said Joseph Jones having personally appeared before me privately and apart from her said husband, the said Cordie Jones acknowledged that she executed the foregoing deed freely, voluntarily and understandingly without constraint or compulsion from her said husband and for the purposes therein expressed. Witness my hand and seal of office at White Pine this 15 day of July 1899.

J. H. Hensley, Notary Public
Reed for Record July 21, 1899 at 2 Oclock P.M.
F. J. Strange
by W.C. Lyle, Dep.
This deed, and another transfer between Cordie and Joseph Jones with John F. Saville, are interesting in that Cordie largely handled these transfers on her own.

White Pine appears to have suffered a major fire on 2 April 1905. Joseph and Cordie would have been living in town then.

This YouTube video by singer/songwriter Rick Burden is for his song 'White Pine'. The video is a series of photos from White Pine, Tennessee.

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