This Indenture made & interred into this tenth day of December in the year Eighteen hundred & forty nine by & between Benjamin Davis of the County of Gibson & State of Tennessee of the one part & Henry D. Harper of the County & State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Benjamin Davis for & in consideration of the sum of Twelve Hundred dollars to him paid by the said Henry D. Harper the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained, sold, & conveyed & by these presents do grant, bargain, sell & convey to the said Henry D. Harper his heirs & assigns all the right, title, interest, and claim to three tracts of land lying & being in the County of Wilson & State aforesaid on the waters of Spring Creek. One tract containing by estimation one hundred & forty acres butted & bounded as follows: Beginning on a Walnut the beginning corner of the tract of land belonging to the heirs of Green Tucker dec'd; running thence twenty six poles to an Elm & Oak, Benjamin H. Hobson's East boundary line; thence South sixty eight poles to a Swamp Oak; thence East crossing the Lebanon Road, to two Cedars; thence South ten poles to a Cedar supposed to be Thomas P. Holman's North West corner; thence East with his line sixty six poles to a Hickory; thence North to an Elm in Lewis Sutton's heirs line; thence West with said line to the said road to an Oak; thence with said road a North course ninety poles to a stake on Thomas Bradley's West boundary; thence West to the East boundary line of the said tract of land belonging to the said Tuckers; thence with the said Tucker's line South to the beginning. The second tract containing Thirty Two acres butted & bounded as follows: Beginning four poles East of an Elm marked as a corner, being the South West Corner of a tract of land conveyed by Thomas Bradley to John Hearn; thence East one hundred & thirty poles to a stake; thence South forty poles to a stake; thence West one hundred & thirty poles to a stake in the road leading from Lebanon to Belotes Ferry on Cumberland River; thence nearly North with said road to the beginning. The third tract bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at a Walnut one hundred and twenty poles East of the road leading from Lebanon to Belotes Ferry on Cumberland River, Paskel P. Hudson South boundary line; thence East Eighty eight poles to a Cedar said Hudson's South East corner; thence South seventy eight poles to two Ashes; thence West 25 degrees, North ninety six poles to a post Oak; thence North passing the said Benjamin Davis Corner at two poles in all forty poles to the beginning containing by estimation thirty two acres & eighty poles. To have & to hold the said tracts of land with all & singular the rights, profits, encumberments, hereditaments & appurtenances of in & to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to the only proper use & behoof of him the said Henry D. Harper his heirs & assigns forever & the Benjamin Davis for himself, his heirs or assigns that the before recited lands & bargained premises he will warrant & forever defend against the right, title, interest or claim of all & every persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Benjamin Davis hath hereunto set his hand & affixed his seal the day & date above written. Benjamin Davis (Seal)
State of Tennessee, Gibson County - Personally appeared before me J. A. McDearmon
Clerk of the County Court of said County, the within named Joshua Harper and Robert Billingsley subscribing witnesses to the within deed who being first duly sworn depose & say that they are personally acquainted with Benjamin Davis the bargainor & that he acknowledged the same in their presence to be his act & deed on the day it bears date. Given under my hand at office in Trenton this 14th day of December 1849. J. A. McDearmon, Clerk
Registered Dec. 24th 1849.
fee $1.50 - Received for Registration Dec. 24th 1849 at 1 o'clock P. M. - A. W. Vick, Register of Wilson County