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Elizabeth Perry - Dower, 1834

 Source: Sumner County Deed Book 14, pages 157 - 158

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter

State of Tennessee, Sumner County - In pursuance of an order of the County Court of Sumner County aforesaid at February Term last we have proceeded to lay off & assign to Elizabeth Perry widow of the late Norfleet Perry, deceased, her dower in the tract of land whereon the deceased lived immediately before his death which tract is contained within the boundary of three separate deeds one from Samuel Moore to Norfleet Perry dated the 18th of March 1822 for three hundred & sixty one acres & eighty eight polls one from William Perry to said Norfleet Perry dated 15th day of February 1828 for 100 acres and one from Sarah Perry to said Norfleet Perry dated the 3rd day of April 1830 for ninety seven acres making together five hundred and fifty eight acres & eighty eight polls out of which the said Norfleet Perry sold in his lifetime to Nancy Burnes five acres leaving a balance of five hundred and fifty three acres & eighty eight polls, Beginning for said dower at a rock & sugar tree the south west corner of said tract running thence north with Patton's E. boundary one hundred forty three & a half poles to a stake, thence east two hundred and eight poles to an ash in an old line on the top of a knob then south with Hogan's W. boundary one hundred & three & a half polls to the N. E. corner of Hutcherson's five acre tract then west with his line twenty polls to N. W. corner of said five acres then south with his line forty poles to a sugar tree S. W. corner of said five acre tract then west with the same to the beginning containing one hundred and eighty one & a half acres including the dwelling house & which we consider equal to one third part of the whole tract. Given under our hands the 15th day of April AD 1834, we having been first duly sworn, acknowledged to law.

Thomas Anderson (Seal)
George C. Cantrell (Seal)
Harvey Shannon (Seal)
William Joyner (Seal)
John Stark (Seal)

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court May Term 1834  - The commissioners summoned by the Sheriff under the order of this court at last term to lay off and assign to Elizabeth Perry widow of Norfleet Perry, dec'd her dower in the real estate of her dead husband returned into court their report or deed of allotment which is ordered to be registered.

A Copy Test. - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said County

Registered and examined July 16th 1834, James Douglass, Register by Y. N. Douglass, D. R.

  


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