Source: Sumner County Deed Book 19, Pages 329
Transcribed by Alice
I James McKendree for and in Consideration of the sum of one dollar to me in hand paid by Alfred G. Sarver and for the other Considerations here in after mentioned do bargain and sell and convey to the said Alfred G. Sarver a Certain tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee on the long branch of Red River. Containing 25 acres of Land more or less. Butted and bounded as follows To wit Beginning at a Mulberry on William M. Harris Tract boundary line running west 52 poles to a Black Gum thence south 77 poles to a Black oak the south west corner of a 100 acre survey granted to James McKendree on the 18th day August 1815 thence East 52 poles to a white oak the south east corner of said 100 acre survey thence north 77 poles to the Beginning the same to have and to hold forever But this Deed is made for the following ____ and trusts and for no other purpose that is to say for the use and benefit of my beloved Daughter in Law Sarah McKendree wife of Dudley E. McKendree to be used by her full of all control of the said Dudley E. McKendree and all other purposes whatever and my said Trustee Alfred G. Sarver Shall rent out the said tract of Land for the use and benefit of my said daughter in Law or my said Daughter in Law may keep the said tract of Land in her own immediate possession as she may choose from time to time and whatever my said Daughter in Law may direct with regard to the said tract of Land shall at all times be a sufficient warrant for him, my said Trustee so long as she may Live and at her death the said Alfred G. Sarver is to deliver over to the heirs at law of my said Daughter in Law the said tract of Land and execute to them a General Warrant Deed or otherwise. If said land cannot be equally divided to sell the same to make a Deed to the same to the Purchaser thereof and after paying all the necessary expenses attending Sale thereof To pay over the balance of the proceeds of the same equally amongst the aforesaid heirs of the aforesaid Sarah McKendree the above is in consideration of the natural Love and affection I bear towards my said Daughter in Law and on account of her kindness to me given rendering hand and seal this 13th day of December in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty two.
James McKendree (Seal)
State of Tennessee}
Sumner County } Personally appeared before me Wm. S. Munday Clerk of the
County Court of said County John Graves and David Lovell
subscribing witnesses to the fore going Deed of Trust who being
first sworn depose and say that they are personally acquainted
with James McKendree the bargainor and that he acknowledged
the exaction of the same in their presence to be his act and Deed
upon the day it bears date and for the purposes therein Contained
Witness my hand at office this 4th day of June 1845
Wm. S. Munday, Clk
Registered & Examined this 4th of June 1845,
John L. Bugg, Reg.