Source: Sumner County Deed Book 25 GR, Pages 305 - 306
Transcribed by Jan J.
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Know all men by these presents that I Eli Northam of the County of Simpson and State of Kentucky for & in consideration of the sum of $46 to me in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have this day bargained sold transferred & conveyed & do by these presents Release & convey unto Jesse Bradley of the County of Sumner & State of Tennessee all my right title interest and claim and to the following described tract or parcel of land (viz) It lying & being in the County of Sumner & State of Tennessee on the waters of Drakes Creek & secured to the said Northam by virtue of an entry made by himself and Bounded as follows (viz) Beginning on a Blackjack running W 100 poles to a black oak thence S 44 poles to a hickory thence E. 118 poles to a Red oak thence N with Luke Barnards line 44 poles to the Beginning containing 30 1/4 acres more or less to have & to hold the above described tract or parcel of Land to the said Jesse Bradley his heirs or assigns together with all and singular the rights & privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining to the same and the said Eli Northam do further covenant & agree to forever warrant and defend the title of said land to the said Jesse Bradley his heirs or assigns against the claims of myself my heirs Executors & Adminr. & all other persons whatever claiming the same given under my hand & seal using a scroll for seal this 23rd day of October A. D. 1853.
Witness Sanford Bernard
Richard M. Coker Eli Northam (Seal)
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg Clerk of the County Court of said County Sanford Barnard & Richard M. Coker subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Deed who being first sworn depose & say that they are personally acquainted with Eli Northam the Bargainor and that he acknowledged the Execution of the same in their presence to be his act and deed upon the day it bears date and for the purpose therein contained witness my hand at office this 31st day Oct. 1853.
John L. Bugg Clerk
Registered Dec. 26th 1853.
J. Bruce Reg. S. C.