Source: Sumner County Deed Book 51, Pages 543 - 544
Transcribed by Jan J.
State of Tennessee Whereas Mrs. P. J. Johnson having a
Sumner County lifetime interest in a certain tract of land set apart
to her by law as the widow of Benjamin Johnson, Dec'd; And whereas the said P. J. Johnson has four living children by the said Benjamin Johnson Dec'd. who are married and are twenty one years of age, And whereas it is the desire of the said P. J. Johnson to set apart to each one of her children their separate equal part in said tract of land subject to the unmolested tenure of her life interest in all of said tract and that they convey title to each other that they hold in common by inheritance in said land. Now therefore we J. S. Brooks and wife M. E. Brooks and H. H. Smith & wife L. L. Smith, C. S. Johnson and wife E. F. Johnson in consideration of the love and affection we bear toward each other and the desire of our parent P. J. Johnson have this day bargained, released and do transfer and convey unto D. B. Johnson and wife M. D. Johnson all the right, title and interest we possess in and to a certain tract of land known in the partition s Lot No. 4 situated lying and being in 16th Civil District of the aforesaid county and state and bounded as follows: Beginning on a double chestnut tree in F. C. Graves field S. W. corner of the original tract, thence S. 88 degrees 151 2/3 P. to a rock; Thence N. 2 degrees E. 148 P. to a rock corner to Lot No. 3 Thence S 88 degrees 22 2/3 P. to a stake; Thence N. 32 P to a rock on to a ten acre woods tract belonging to Lot No. 1; Thence N. 88 degrees W 69 P. to a rock at Shun Pike road. Thence S. 14 P. to a rock corner of wood tract belonging to Lot No. 2; Thence N. 88 degrees W. 57 P. to a small chestnut with pointers. Thence S 2 degrees W. 61 1/4 P. to the beginning containing by estimation 60 3/4 acres the same more or less to have and to hold to the said D. B. Johnson and said wife M. D. Johnson their heirs and assigns forever subject to the life interest of their parent P. J. Johnson. We covenant with the said D. B. Johnson and wife M. D. Johnson that we are lawfully of a joint interest in common in said tract of land by inheritance, that it is not encumbered, and that we have a good and perfect right to convey our title in it, and that we further covenant and bind ourselves our heirs and representatives to warrant and forever defend the right , title and interest we possess in said land to the said D. B. Johnson and wife M. D. Johnson against the legal claims of all parties claiming under or by us. In testimony whereof we set our hands respectfully. This 20th day of April 1889.
H. H. Smith & L. L. Smith
J. S. Brooks & M. E. Brooks
C. S. Johnson & E. F. Johnson
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Personally appeared before me, W. T. McGlothlin N. P. in & for said county and State H. H. Smith & wife L. L. Smith, J. S. Brooks & wife M. E. Brooks, C. S. Johnson and wife E. F. Johnson with whom I am personally acquainted and acknowledged to the Execution of the annexed Deed for the purposes therein expressed & Mrs. L. L. Smith wife of H. H. Smith, Mrs. M. E. Brooks, wife of J. S. Brooks & Mrs. E. F. Johnson wife of C. S. Johnson being examined privately and apart from their said husbands acknowledged the deed execution of the same by them freely, voluntarily and understandingly, without compulsion or constraint by their said husbands. Given under my hand and notorial seal April 20th 1889
W. T. McGlothlin
Notary Public (Seal)
Rec'd for Registration Feby 14th 1903 at 8:30 oclock A. M.
Registered and Examined same day Read,
A. C. Dobbins Register