Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Greene County Deed, 1797

Yesterday's mail brought an interesting deed record from the T. Elmer Cox Historical and Genealogical Library in Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee. Below is a transcription:

This indenture made this eleventh day of November the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven [11 Nov 1797] between Martha Bullard, administrator of Joseph Bullard deceased of the county of Jefferson and State of Tennessee of the one part and Daniel Carter of the county of Greene and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the above named Daniel Carter did purchase a bond of performance against Joseph Bullard deceased for the right of a tract of land containing one hundred and forty three acres which Samuel Jones had upon Joseph Bullard deceased and which Daniel Carter bought from the heirs of Samuel Jones deceased, Joseph Jones and Thomas Jones inconsequence of said bond and purchase.

Martha Bullard administrator of Joseph Bullard deceased for and inconsideration of the sum of fifty pounds to her in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and hereby fully satisfied hath and by these presents doth grant bargain alien and confirm unto the above named Daniel Carter his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract piece or parcel of land containing on hundred and forty three acres situate lying and being in the county of Greene on the north side of Lick Creek beginning on a stake at a marked gum thence east fifty two poles to a poplar thence north eighty degrees east sixty right poles along Joseph Bullard to a black walnut thence north twenty degrees east fifty eight poles along Daniel Carter's line to a plumb tree thence north six degrees east sixty six poles along said Carter's line to a sugar tree thence north forty three degrees east twenty poles along said Carter's line to a sugar tree thence north sixty four poles to a stake thence east one hundred and twenty poles to a stake thence south two hundred and ten poles to the beginning containing by estimation one hundred and forty three acres as above mentioned with all and singular the woods, waters, mines, minerals, hereditaments and appertenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining also the reversions and reversions remainder and remainderments issues and profits thereof and all the estate right title and interest property claim and demand of her the said Martha Bullard administrator as aforesaid for herself and her heirs and from any other person or manner of persons laying any manner of right title or claim to the same will warrant and forever defend unto the above named Daniel Carter and his heirs forever. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Test signed sealed and delivered }

Martha Bullard {seal}

In presence of John Nashong, Joseph Carter (Witnesses)

Greene County Court November Sessions 1797
Then was the execution of the within deed being duly proven in open court let it be registered in the registers office. Attest Daniel Kennedy.
This deed was recorded the 22nd day of March 1798 by me Jas. Stinson.
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According to the excellent book on Joseph Bullard located at BullardGenealogy.com (pdf copy of book), Joseph Bullard was born about 1732 and died in August 1788. The land referenced above was probably part of a 150 acre tract sold by Joseph Bullard to Samuel Jones in January 1784.

Now I need to see if I can find out more about Samuel Jones, who was in Greene County, Tennessee in 1784. I may have found my link to First Families of Tennessee on the Jones line.

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