This indenture made this 28th day of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixteen between Joseph Underwood of Sumner County and State of Tennessee of the one part and Bedford Gregory of the County and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Joseph Underwood for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and himself herewith to be perfectly satisfied contented and paid hath bargained sold aliened ease off and confirmed and by these presents doth bargain sell covenant alien and confirm unto the said Gregory all that tract or parcel of land situated lying and being in the County aforesaid and in the head Waters of Rocky Creek beginning at a stake in Young's North boundary line at two black walnut pointers eighty poles East of Boswell's South West corner; thence North forty nine degrees East fifty poles an Elm Hackberry & Hickory; thence North twenty poles to a stake; thence North fifteen degrees West twenty four and a half poles to a white Ash; thence North eleven degrees East sixty poles to a Hackberry Elm & Lynn in Duren's line six poles South 15 degrees East of said Boswell's North East corner a black walnut & sugartree; thence South fifteen degrees East with said Duren's line one hundred and forty three poles to a stake at some marked poppaws Duren's corner in Young's line; thence West with said Young's line eighty two poles to the beginning. Containing twenty seven acres by survey be the same more or less. To have and to hold the same tract or parcel of land and premises with its appurtenances unto these the said Gregory his heirs & assigns in free simple forever and the said Joseph Underwood for himself his heirs executors and administrators, the aforesaid land and premises with it's appurtenances unto the said Gregory his heirs and assigns against all person or persons claiming any legal right or title thence or thereto shall and will warrant and forever defend. In witness whereof the said Joseph Underwood hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first written. Joseph (his mark) Underwood (Seal)
Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the presence of us:
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court May Term 1816 - The written deed of bargain & sale between Joseph Underwood of the one part & Bedford Gregory of the other part for 27 acres of land was duly proved in open Court by the oaths of Terrisha Turner & Umbleton Gregory subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be registered. A Copy Test. David Shelby, Clerk of said Court.
Registered & examined 13th July 1816 - James Douglass, Register, by Robert Crocket, Deputy Register of Sumner County.