|Deed Records, Hardin Co., Texas Vol. X, pages 101-103
Heirs of Nancy Gowen to Hugh Jackson
(Page 101 & 102)
State of Texas
County of Jefferson
Know all men by these presents: That we R. R. Fields, Albert S. Morse,
Molly Morse, Jack McNulty, Robert Nolan, Sarah Nolan, Elon Cherry, Selina
Pipkins, Vernal Lee (sic) McNulty, Roxaline Merritt, Selina Merritt, Mary
Clark, Osborne H. Stevens, Serena Akins, John W. Greer and Jessie Snow
acting by and through S. M. Johnson our agent and attorney in fact and
the said S. M. Johnson in his own individual right for and in Consideration
of $50 cash to us in hand paid by Hugh Jackson of Jefferson County, Texas
and the further Consideration that the said Jackson is the true and lawful
owner of the hereinafter described land by a chain of transfers through
and under our ancestors, Nancy Gowen, sometimes called and written "Goings"
and "Gowin" down and into Nicholas Lynch but one of which has been lost
or mislaid. Now therefore, we the sole heirs at law of said Nancy Gowen
being desirous to make good the
title given by our said ancestor, and for the Considerations above
stipulated, we do by these presents, give, grant, bargain, sell and convey
unto the said Hugh Jackson all that certain track of land situated partly
in Hardin and Liberty County, Texas, and being the N.W. one fourth in a
square form of all that certain League and labor of land granted to our
said ancestor by the State of Texas, in the month of Jan., 1842 by Patent
or title No. 777 and recorded in Volume "I"
Abstract 222 as per the official abstract of land titles of the State
of Texas and to which title reference is made for a more perfect description
of said one fourth of a league amounting to 1155 1/2 acres. To have and
to hold unto him the said Hugh Jackson, his heirs and assigns forever.
Witness our hands this 6th day of March A.D. 1900.
Albert S. Morse
Vernal E. McNulty
Roseline Merritt (sic)
Osborne H. Stevens
John R. Stevens
John W. Greer
By their agent and Attorney in fact,
S.M. Johnson and
S.M. Johnson for himself.
The State of Texas,
Before me, W.R. Blain, a Notary Public in and for the Jefferson County
State of Texas on this day came and personally appeared S.M. Johnson. Known
to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument
and acknowledged to me that he signed the same for the Consideration and
purposes therein stated, for himself and in the Capacity therein stated.
Given under my hand and seal of office the 6th day of March A.D. 1900
W.R. Blain, Notary Public, Jefferson Co.
The State of Texas
County of Hardin
I, E.H. Collins Clerk of the County Court of said County, do hereby
Certify that the foregoing instrument of writing dated on the 6th day of
March A.D.1900 with it's Certificate of Authentication was filed for record
in my Office the 7th day of March A.D. 1900 at 5 O'clock P.M. and duly
recorded this 15th day of March A.D.1900 at 11 O'clock A.M. in the Deed
Records of said County in Volume X pages 101 et seq.
Witness my hand and the seal of the County Court of said County
Office in Kountze, the day and year last above written.
E.H. Collins Clerk
County Court Hardin County, Texas