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Lucy Griffin To Elizabeth & Nancy Griffin

Love & Affection - 1883

Source: Sumner County Deed Book 35, page 231

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter

 I Lucy Griffin, for and in consideration of the love and affection I have for my two daughters, Elizabeth Griffin and Nancy Griffin, and further considerations that they live with me and take care of me during my life. I have this day given granted and conveyed to them during their lives, and at their deaths, then the said tract of land to be hereafter described. I give, grant, and convey to Lucinda Carter and Sallie Gains & their heirs forever said land is situated in the County of Sumner & State of Tennessee in Civil District No. 11 and bounded as follows: Beginning on a Buckeye running West 83 poles to a large Buckeye; thence South 17 poles to a large beech; thence South 31 1/2 East 20 poles to an Elm and Beech; thence South 19 degrees W 29 1/2 poles to a large Buckeye; thence South 40 degrees East 14 poles to a Hickory; thence West 22 poles to a Sugar tree & Buckeye; thence South 62 degrees East 38 poles to a Pawpaw and pawpaw pointers; thence East 21 poles to a stake; thence North 89 poles to the beginning containing 40 acres be the same more or less. To have  and to hold the same to the said Elizabeth Griffin and Nancy Griffin during their lives and at their death, then to the said Lucinda Carter and Sallie Gains their heirs forever. I covenant with the parties aforesaid that I am lawfully seized land, have a good right to convey the same, and that the same is unencumbered. I do further covenant and bind myself, my heirs, and representatives to warrant and forever defend the title and possession of said land to Elizabeth & Nancy Griffin during their lives & to the said Lucinda Carter and Sallie Gains the title in fee (at the death of Elizabeth & Nancy Griffin) and their heirs forever against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever, this the 5th March 1883. Lucy (her mark) Griffin

State of Tennessee, Sumner County - Personally appeared before me O. H. Foster, Clerk of the County Court of said County, Lucy Griffin, the bargainor, with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged the due execution of the foregoing instrument for the purposes therein expressed. Given under my hand at office this 5th March 1883. O. H. Foster, Clerk

Received for registration March 5th 1883 at 1 o'clock PM.

Registered and examined March 7th 1883. J. F. Gray, Register.


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