Source: Sumner County Deed Book
Transcribed by Jan J.
I Elisha Barnard have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey to Thomas J. Rice and his heirs forever for the consideration of four hundred dollars to be paid a tract of land in the State of Tennessee Sumner County and District No. 19 containing by estimation 164 acres be the same more or less & bounded as follows, Beginning on a willow Oak running East 64 poles to a stake thence South 70 poles to a black jack thence West 64 poles to a black jack thence South 86 poles to a willow Oak thence West 150 poles to a black Oak thence North 140 poles to a stake thence East 80 poles to a post Oak thence North 18 poles to a stake thence East 60 poles to the beginning to have and to hold the same to the said T.J. Rice his heirs and assigns forever I do covenant with the said Rice that I am lawfully seized of said land have a good right to convey it I do further convenant and bind myself my heirs and respresentatives to warrant and forever defend the title to said land and my part thereof to the land Rice his heirs and assigns against the lawful claim of all persons whatever. Sept 8th 1849.
Attest Sterling Pitt Elisha Barnard (Seal)
James L. Pitt
State of Tennessee
Personally appeared before me William S. Munday Clerk of the County Court of said County Sterling Pitt and James L. Pitt subscribing witness to the within deed who being first sworn depose and say that they are personally acquainted with Elisha Barnard the bargainer and he acknowledged the execution of the same in their presence to be his act and deed upon the day it been date and for the purpose therein contained. Witness my hand at Office this 8th day of Oct. 1849.
Wm S. Munday Clek
Rec for Registration 8th Oct 1849 at 12 o'clock Noon J. Bruce Reg
Registered & Examined 9th Oct 1849 J. Bruce R.S.C.