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George & M. J. Branham
Deed to
Henry Corman, 1903

Source: Sumner County Deed Book 66, Pages 507 - 508

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes

For and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred & fifty dollars paid & to be paid as follows, One hundred & fifty five & 50/100 in cash the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged and one note for Fifteen dollars due March 1st 1904 and one note for Seventy nine & 50/100 dollars due Sept. 20, 1906 int. from date, We Geo. Branham & wife M. J. Branham have this day bargained & sold and do hereby transfer and convey until Henry Corman a certain parcel of land, lying in the 10th Civil Dist. of Sumner County Tenn. and bounded as follows:  Beginning at a white oak, running N 70 degrees E. 36 poles to a dogwood, thence N 6 W 25 poles to chestnut oak, thence 50 1/2 degrees E 23 poles to chestnut oak, thence N 9 W 28 1/2 poles to black oak, thence N 40 degrees W 13 1/2 poles to Hickory, thence N 97 1/2 W 20 poles to a stake hickory pointers,  thence S 70 W 19 poles to stake & hickory pointers thence N 67 W 10 poles to red Elm, thence W 30 1/2 W 8 poles to small hickory, thence West 28 poles & 14 links to a White oak in hollow, thence S 45 3/4 W 8 poles & 15 links to a stone near a Spring, thence S. 59 degrees W 27 poles to a stone thence S 7 1/2 E 97 poles to a poplar on a hill side, thence S 87 1/2 E 86 poles to the beginning containing by estimation 72 1/2 acres be the same more or less to have and to hold the same to the said Henry Cormon or his heirs or assigns forever.  We covenant with the said Henry Cormon  or his heirs and assigns forever We covenant with the said Henry Cormon that we are lawfully seized and possessed of said land have a good right to convey it and it is unencumbered, we do further bind ourselves, our heirs or assigns against the lawful claims of all persons.  In witness whereof we have unto set our names & seal, This Sept. 21, 1903.
Geo. (his mark) Branham
M. J. (her mark) Branham

State of Tennessee
Sumner County       Personally appeared before me, Jno. W. Reddick, Notary Public in and for said State and County the within named Geo. Branham & wife M. J. Branham the bargainors with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledges that they executed the within instrument for the purposes therein contained.  And M. J. Branham wife of the said Geo. Branham having personally appeared before me privately and apart from her husband,  the said M. J. Branham acknowledges the execution of said Deed to have been done by her freely, voluntarily and understandingly, without compulsion or constraint from her said husband and for the purposes therein expressed.  Witness my hand & official seal at Rock Bridge  Tenn. this 21 day of Sept. 1903.
Jno. W. Reddick
Notary Public
Rec'd for Registration Jan 20th 1913 at 11:20 o'clock A.M.
Registered & Examined Jany 27, 1913
A. C. Dobbins 

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