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Sumner County, Tennessee

CWP Miscellaneous Deed Book, Vol: 1859 - 1869

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Transcribed and submitted by: Jan Johnson Barnes & Linda Carpenter

Source: TSLA Microfilm Roll# 340

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Stratton To Barry - Trust

I Mosely Stratton for and in consideration of one dollar to me paid and the other consideration herein afterwards mentioned have this day bargained and sold and do hereby convey to Thomas Barry the following described personal property to wit; 1 sorrel horse about 7 years of age, 1 sorrel mare about 5 years of age, 1 other sorrel mare 7 years old and 3 yearling colts a sorrel a black & a brown, also 10 head of cattle and 25 stock hogs. I do covenant that I have a right to sell the same & do warrant the title to said Barry. But this conveyance is made for the following uses & trusts and no other that is to say I am indebted to Isaac N. Guthrie in a judgement before Thomas Boyers Esq. In the hands of Constable Chapman amounting to the sum of $173.70 and cost also to W. F. Holder & Co. in an acc. for 1859 in the sum of $63.00, also to Wm. Solomon in an account for 1859 & 59 to W. N. Montgomery in the sum of $155 dollars all of the above are now due and payable. I am also indebted as follows which is not yet due, 1 note to Thomas Barry for $166.00 and to Humphrey Bate in the sum of $50.00 by note both due next fall. Now I am desirous of securing & making certain the payment of their debts the judgement first and the debts that are due next and then the notes not yet due. Now if I shall pay off all the said debts within 12 months from this time then this deed to be void otherwise the said Thomas Barry as my trustee after giving legal notice shall expose said property for sale to the highest bidder for cash and apply the proceeds first to the expenses of this trust then to the debts as above indicated and if there should be a balance pay the same to me. Witness my hand and seal this the 23rd Jany 1860.

Mosely H. Stratton (Seal)

State of Tennessee, Sumner County

Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg Clerk of the County Court of said county Mosely Stratton the bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he made and executed the foregoing deed of trust for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 23rd Jany 1860. John L. Bugg, Clerk

Received for registration Jany 23rd 1860 at 1 o'clock PM. R. D. Moore, Regr. By Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr. Registered and examined this 23rd day of Jany 1860. R. D. Moore, Regr. For S. Cty. By Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

 

Head To Elkin - Sale

I Raymond Head have this day bargained and sold & do hereby convey to Robert Elkin for and in consideration of the sum of nine hundred dollars to me paid. A certain negro boy James of dark color aged about 10 years. I warrant said negro boy to be a slave for life. I further warrant him sound & sensible and I will forever warrant & defend the titles to said slave to the said R. Elkin. Witness my hand & seal this 16th of Jany 1860. Raymond Head (Seal)

State of Tennessee, Sumner County. Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg Clerk of the county court of said county Raymond Head the bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged he made & executed the foregoing Bill of Sale for the purposes therein contained.

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Witness this 16th day of Jany 1860. John L. Bugg Clerk. Received for registration at 1 O'clock PM this 16 of January 1860. Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

Registered and examined this 3rd day of Feby 1860. R. D. Moore, Register for S. Cty. By Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

 

Gray, G. L. & Wife To J. M. Robb - Deed of Trust

For and in consideration of five dollars to us in hand paid and the other considerations here after mentioned. We have this day bargained sold aliened & conveyed and do hereby sell transfer and convey unto Joseph M. Robb the house and lot in the town of Gallatin at present occupied by us as a dwelling and being the same deeded to the undersigned Lucy F. Gray by her father Wm. Henley. To have and to hold the said house and lot to the said Joseph M. Robb his heirs & assignees forever against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever. And the covenant that we are lawfully seized of said house & lot and have a good right to convey it. This deed however is made for the following uses & purposes and none other that is to say the said Joseph Robb is the security of the undersigned G. L. Gray is the Guardian of the minor children of James Miller deceased, and is likewise the security of said G. L. Gray as the Guardian of John Barton and he has in his hands a fund of near two thousand dollars belonging to said wards and being desirous to secure and save harmless the said Robb on account of his security ship. Now if the said G. L. Gray shall well & truly pay off to said minors as they may be entitled to and save the said Robb harmless in every respect then this deed to be void, but if he shall fail so to do and should the said Robb have anything to pay or should he be sued on account of his being security as aforesaid then and in that event the said Robb shall after giving twenty days public notice in writing at the court house door in Gallatin and two other public places expose said house and lot to public sale and sell the same for cash to the highest bidder and apply the proceeds to the payment of whatever may be due from the said G. L. Gray as guardian aforesaid of the said Miller children and the said Barton and in order to a clear understanding it is hereby expressly stipulated and agreed that all the claims against said minors which have been settled by the note of the said G. L. Gray but which have not been paid are entitled to be secured in this deed. And it is further expressly stipulated and agreed that the undersigned Lucy F. Gray parts with no further interest in said house & lot than a sufficiency to pay off and discharge what the undersigned G. L. Gray may be indebted to the minors aforesaid and should it be necessary to sell said house & lot for that purpose and the same should bring more than a sufficiency then the surplus is to be the separate fund of the undersigned Lucy F. Gray and is to be paid over to her to be held for her own separate use and if said indebtedness shall be paid off without a sale of said house & lot then the right of the said Lucy F. Gray is to be in no ways affected by this conveyance. In whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 3rd day of

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February 1860. G. L. Gray (Seal) and Lucy F. Gray (Seal)

State of Tennessee, Sumner County. Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg clerk of this County Court of said county G. L. Gray & Lucy F. Gray the bargainors whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that they made and executed the foregoing deed of conveyance for the purposes therein contained and also personally appeared before me Lucy F. Gray wife of the said G. L. Gray separate and apart from her said husband and acknowledged that she signed the same freely voluntarily and understandingly without compulsion or restraint from her husband G. L. Gray and for the purposes therein contained this 3rd day of February 1860. John L. Bugg Clerk

Received for registration at 1 O'clock PM February 3rd 1860 Thomas Donoho, Dep. Regr.

Registered and examined this 3rd day of Feby 1860 - R. D. Moore Register for S. Cty. By Thos. Donoho Dep. Regr.

 

Cook, T. L. To Thos. Martin - Mortgage

In consideration of various advances made to me by my Uncle Thos. Martin of Pulaski Giles County Tennessee for my education boarding and clothing from the time of the death of my mother Nancy Cook until I left Franklin College in this state also while I was at school at the Wesleyan University of Alabama and for the further consideration of two hundred & fifty (250) dollars to me in hand paid this day the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged. I have this day sold and hereby convey to the said Thos. Martin all my right title interest and claim in and to the estate of my Grandfather Abram Martin late of Sumner County (Deed) the said interest in said estate accruing to me as one of the heirs of the aforesaid Nancy Cook who was a daughter of the said Abram Martin. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 19th day of December 1859

T. L. Cook (Seal)

State of Tennessee Davidson County - Personally appeared before me F. R. Cheatham Clerk of the county court of said county the abovenamed T. L. Cook the bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he executed the annexed instrument for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 19th day of Dec 1859 - F. R. Cheatham Clerk by P. L. Nichol, D. C.

Received for registration at 9 O'clock AM 25 Jany 1860 - Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

Registered and examined this 3rd day of Feby 1860 - R. D. Moore, Register for S. Cty. By Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

 

Gray & Tabb To A. W. Patterson - Deed of Trust

Whereas we are indebted to A. W. Patterson (* Patterson marked through and Putnam written) of the city of Nashville as follows to wit one confessed judgement before Thomas Boyers for about four hundred dollars also by six notes each for one hundred & fifty three dollars due at six to eighteen twenty four thirty and thirty six months from the first day of January 1860 and whereas we did on the 3rd day of February 1860 by conveyance

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transfer to James W. Guthrie in trust our Book accounts notes judgements and other evidences of indebtedness and a small lot of personal property which is specifically mentioned in said securities therein for particulars reference is made to said conveyance and whereas provision for the payment of said debts are made in said conveyance after which the said James W. Guthrie is directed to pay over to us any surplus which may be remaining in his hands. Now we hereby authorize the said James W. Guthrie to pay over to the said A. W. Patterson (crossed out, Putnam added) whatever may remain in his hands after the payment and satisfaction of the debts mentioned in said conveyance or whatever sum may be necessary to pay off and satisfy the above mentioned debts and all interest thereon and if there should still remain a surplus he the said Guthrie will pay the sum to us this 4th day of February 1860.

G. F. Gray (Seal)

Thos. T. T. Tabb (Seal)

Parties in trade under the firm of Gray & Tabb

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg Clerk of the County Court of said county, G. L. Gray & Thos. T. T. Tabb of the firm of Gray & Tabb and James W. Guthrie with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that they made and executed the respective instrument to which their names are attached for the purposes therein mentioned this 4th day of Feby 1860. John L. Bugg, Clerk

I James W. Guthrie Trustee for Gray & Tabb accept the foregoing order from said Gray & Tabb to A. W. Putnam and will pay towards the satisfaction of his debts whatever sum may remain of the funds arising from the original conveyance but no further or otherwise this 4th day of Feb 1860. Jas. W. Guthrie

Received for registration at 10 O'clock AM this 4th of Feby 1860. Thos. Donoho, Dep. Reg.

Registered and examined this 4th day of Feby 1860. R. D. Moore for S. Cty, by Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

 

Elliott, H. To Lewis White - Bill of Sale

I have this day sold and do hereby convey to Lewis T. White his heirs and assignees forever for nine hundred and twenty five dollars to me paid a girl slave named Phebe aged about twelve years. I warrant the title to said slave to the said Lewis T. White his heirs and assignees against the lawful claim of all persons and I also warrant her to be sound healthy sensible and a slave for life. This 31st December 1859. Hugh Elliott.

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, Hugh Elliott the bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he made and executed the foregoing Bill of Sale for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 31st December 1859. John L. Bugg, Clerk.

Received for registration at 3 O'clock PM 31st December 1859. Thos. Donoho, Dep. Reg.

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Registered and examined this 4th day of February 1860.

R. D. Moore, Reg. for S. Cty. by Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

 

Green, Z. F. To Wm. Trousdale - Bill of Sale

For and in consideration of the sum of one thousand and fifty dollars to me in hand paid, I have this day bargained sold and delivered to William Trousdale my negro man Willis. I warrant said negro to be healthy sensible & sound and a slave for life. Given under my hand and seal February 1st 1860. Z. F. Green (Seal)

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William R. Lane

W. F. Holder

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, William R. Lane & William F. Holder the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Bill of Sale who being first sworn depose and say that they are personally acquainted with Z. F. Green 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 purposes therein contained witness my hand at office this 2nd day of February 1860. John L. Bugg, Clerk.

Received for registration at 1 O'clock PM Feb. 2nd 1860. Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

Registered and examined this 4th day of Feby 1860. R. D. Moore, Register for S. Cty. by Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

 

Crowder To Hodges - Deed of Trust

We Harbert & Lafayette Crowder hereby transfer & convey to Samuel Hodges a wagon & yoke of Oxen for the sum of five dollars to us paid. The above conveyance is made for the following purpose to wit the said Samuel Hodges has this day become security on a note payable to Francis Durham for said Crowders for the sum of thirty seven and (47) forty seven hundredth dollars due November the 30th 1860 now if said Crowders pay said note at maturity the above conveyance is to be void if not said Hodges is to sell the wagon & Oxen at Sarver's Mill to the highest bidder after giving ten days notice at three or more public places and pay said note and the balance of the proceeds pay over to us after paying all legal charges. Given under our hands & seals this 15th November 1859. Harbert Crowder (Seal), Lafayette W. (her mark) Crowder (Seal).

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R. B. Durham

Wm. C. McAdams

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, R. B. Durham & Wm. C. McAdams subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Deed of Trust who being first sworn depose and say that they are personally acquainted with H. & L. W. Crowder the bargainors who acknowledged that they made and executed the foregoing Deed of Trust for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 7th day of Feby 1860. John L. Bugg, Clerk.

Received for registration at 1 O'clock PM 7th Feby 1860. Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

Registered and examined this 7th day of Feby 1860. Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr., R. D. Moore, Register for S. Cty., by Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

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Wilson, J. M. To Joseph B. Wallace - Deed of Trust

I have this day bargained sold and conveyed and do hereby for the consideration of five dollars and the other consideration hereafter mentioned sell transfer & convey unto Joseph B. Wallace my undivided interest in a tract of land in Sumner County State of Tennessee containing two hundred and fourteen & one half acres it being the tract of land on which my mother lives my interest being the one seventh for the boundaries of said land reference is hereby made to the deeds to my father Samuel Wilson. I do also convey & sell to the Joseph B. Wallace my house & lot near Gallatin being the same in which my business and dwelling house is situated being the same lot purchased by me from Jo. C. Guild. I do also sell & convey unto the said Wallace a negro man named Simon about fifty years old also I do hereby transfer & unto the said Wallace two notes on Elliott & Love for one thousand dollars each given for a house and lot in the town of Gallatin a lien being retained upon said house & lot to secure the payment of the said two notes which lien is hereby likewise conveyed I do also transfer & convey unto the said Wallace all the notes and accounts and evidences of debt of every and description belonging to me now in the hands of Constable W. R. Lane for collection a list of which accompanys this Deed amounting to near two thousands dollars. To have and to hold the above land house & lot negro & other choles in action hereby conveyed to the said Jo. B. Wallace his heirs & assignees forever and I covenant with the said Wallace that I am lawfully seized of all the above described property and have good right to convey the same and I bind myself to forever warrant & defend the title to the same and every part thereof to the said Jo. B. Wallace his heirs & assignees. This conveyance is made however for the following uses & purposes that is to say I am indebted to the Bank of Tennessee in the sum of one thousand & eighty five dollars and sixteen cents upon which Jo. B. Wallace is my endorser and upon which judgement was rendered on the 24th October 1859 likewise to the estate of John M. Henley in two notes now due amounting to $1500 dollars likewise to Joseph Barret by note now due for $1360 likewise to Eli Odom by note due for $500 likewise to Wm. McMurray by note due for $100 likewise to Ellen Ryan by note due for $75 likewise to J. A. Blackmore by note due for $567.66 likewise to William Trousdale by note due for $591.30 upon all which claims the said Jo. B. Wallace is my security and being desirous to secure the payment of said claims and to save the said Wallace harmless now if I shall meet and pay off said debts as they may be demanded then this deed to be void otherwise the said Jo. B. Wallace shall demand from and receive from the said Constable Lane all moneys collected on the claims in his hands and shall likewise collect from the said Elliott & Love the notes for two thousand dollars herein conveyed and shall likewise after giving twenty days public notice at the court house doors of Gallatin and at two other public places expose to public sale at the court house in Gallatin the said interest in the 214 1/2 acre tract of land likewise the house & lot & business house herein conveyed and likewise the slave Simon all for cash and apply as well the moneys collected as the proceed of the sales to the payment of the debt herein mentioned

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and if there should be a surplus pay the balance over to me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 4th February 1860. John M. Wilson (Seal)

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, John M. Wilson the bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he made and executed the foregoing Deed of Trust for the purposes therein expressed. Witness my hand at office this 4th of Feby 1860. John L. Bugg, Clerk.

Received for registration Feby 4th 1860 at 20 minutes past 4 O'clock PM. Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

Registered and examined this 7th day of Feby 1860. R. D. Moore, Register for S. Cty. by Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

 

Gray & Tabb To J. W. Guthrie - Deed of Trust

We Gabriel S. Gray and Thomas T. T. Tabb partners in trade under the firm and style of Gray & Tabb have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey to James W. Guthrie for the consideration of five dollars to us paid and for the further consideration herein after mentioned; all our Book accounts notes judgements and other evidences of indebtedness now due us for and as amount of our copartnership business not heretofore otherwise disposed of a lot of tobacco all that is up and down stairs in our house a lot of chairs five table counters fifteen benches one bedstead and mattress and clothing, one keg of lead a lot of glass ware and all crockery on hand also lot of stone ware, three boxes of cigars one box of crem of tartar one tobacco knife one table three show cases, four straw cutters seven cultivators eight small lots of pipes including all in the house and the patent right to shovel plow for this & Davidson Counties which said right we purchased of one Harris as per deed recorded in court. To have and to hold the same to the said Jas. W. Guthrie his heirs and assignees forever. We will warrant the title of the said amounts note judgements personal property and evidences of indebtedness to the said James W. Guthrie against the claims of all persons whatever, but this conveyance is made for the following uses and trusts and none others that is to say; whereas we are indebted to Trabue & Lucus of the city of Nashville by three promissory notes each for about one hundred & eighty dollars, one due the first of February 1860 the other two due in one and two months thereafter, upon all three of which W. L. Baber is our security one other note in favor of the said Trabue Lucus upon which suit has been instituted for about one hundred and eighty five dollars upon which Schell & Blakemore are our securities also to I. N. Guthrie for a balance of about two hundred and forty dollars now due, also to Trabue & Lucus by note now due for about one hundred and sixty two dollars upon which Joyne & Co. are our endorsers, and whereas Benj. Gray is our security in sundry cases to about the sum of seven hundred dollars, and we are also indebted to John B. Foster in about the sum of one hundred and seventy seven dollars now due, also to Trabue & Lucus in two judgements before Thomas Boyers for about five hundred and twenty dollars in the hands of John S. White for collection. And whereas we are desirous to secure and make certain the payment of said debts and thereby protect and save harmless our said secure ties and endorsers. Now if we shall pay off and satisfy said debts and all interest thereon as they shall fall due and become payable and save harmless our said securities and endorsers aforesaid then this conveyance to be void and of no effect but should we fail so to do then the said James W. Guthrie as Trustee

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authorized and directed to procure and collect said book accounts notes judgements and other evidences of debt and to sell said personal property after giving ten days notice in writing at three or more public places in District No. 5 to the highest bidder for cash. And as said accounts notes judgements and evidences of indebtedness are collected and the proceeds of the sale of said property are received by the said James W. Guthrie he will apply the same, First to the payment of all the necessary cost included in the execution of this Trust, Secondly to the satisfaction and payment of the debts mentioned in this conveyance and all interest and cost thereon in the order in which they are herein mentioned and set forth commencing with the debts upon which the said W. L. Baber is our security and continuing until the whole of said funds are exhausted. And thereby if there should remain a surplus to pay the same over to us to our order. This 3rd day of February 1860.

G. S. Gray (Seal)

Thos. T. T. Tabb (Seal)

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, G. S. Gray and Thos T. T. Tabb the bargainors with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that they made and executed the foregoing Deed of Trust upon the day it bears date and for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 3rd day of Feby AD 1860. John L. Bugg, Clerk

Received for registration Feby 3rd 1860 at 1/2 past 5 O'clock PM, Thos Donoho, Dep. Regr.

Registered and examined this 8th day of February 1860, R. D. Moore Reg. S. Cty. by Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

 

Davis, J. A. To Z. W. Davis - Bill of Sale

Whereas Lafayette Davis convey to myself and Zach. W. Davis his undivided interest in the following slaves to wit Charity aged about 52 years Martha aged about 26 years Louisa aged about 17 and her infant child Mary aged or 11 years Lucinda aged 9 or 10 years old and Ed aged 7 years in Sept 1859 and whereas the said Z. W. Davis has this day purchased of me my half interest in the above slaves for $300 the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged I therefore in consideration of the premises transfer and convey unto said Z. W. Davis one half interest in said slaves they being the same that were left by will by Hezekiah Davis to his wife Nancy for life and after her death to his children, Given under my hand this 4th day of Feby 1860. J. A. Davis (Seal)

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Baxter Smith

M. Kriegshaber

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, J. A. Davis the bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he made and executed the foregoing Bill of Sale for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 4th day of Feby 1860. John L. Bugg, Clerk

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Received for registration at 1 O'clock PM this 4th of Feby 1860. Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

Registered and examined this 9th day of Feby 1860. R. D. Moore, Register for S. Cty. by Thos. Donoho, Dep. Regr.

 

Savely, Martha To John S. Cain - Power of Attorney

Know all men by these presents that I, Martha Savely, Executrix of the last will & testament of John Savely, dec'd., have made constituted and appointed and by these presents do make constitute and appoint John S. Cain my true and lawful attorney for me in my name place and stead to enter into and take possession of all real estate belonging to the estate of my said testator situate in the county of Sumner State of Tennessee and to rent said real estate or any part thereof for such price or sum of money or on such terms as he may think best and to demand receive and collect all sums of money which shall become due and payable to me by reason of such rent giving and granting unto my said attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every necessary act and thing whatsoever to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and purposes as I might or could do if personally present with full power of substitution and revocation hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said attorney or his substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be do by virtue hereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 11th day of May 1857. Martha x Savely (Seal) Executrix of John Savely, dec'd

Sealed & delivered in the presence of

Warren Harrill

R. G. Hobson

The State of Mississippi Chickasaw County - I, B. F. Pulliam, Clerk of the Probate Court of said county do certify that R. N. McKnight whose signature appears to the within and foregoing certificate of acknowledgement is now and was at the time of signing the same an acting Justice of Peace in and for said county duly commissioned and qualified as the law directs and full faith and credit are due all his acts as such given under my hand and the seal of said court at Houston Miss May 12th A. D. 1857. B. F. Pulliam, Clerk (Seal)

I, R. N. McKnight, Justice of Peace of Chickasaw County in the State of Mississippi as such do certify that the letter of attorney hereto annexed was this day duly signed by Martha Savely the principal and maker thereof in my presence and in the presence of Warren Harrill & R. G. Hobson who with myself have attested the same therefore all persons concerned may credit it done and passed under my hand and seal of office May 11th 1857. R. N. McKnight (Seal) Justice of the Peace.

The State of Mississippi Chickasaw County - I, W. F. Tucker, Judge of the Probate Court of said county do certify that B. F. Pulliam whose signature appears to the foregoing certificate is now and was at the time of signing the same Clerk of the Probate Court of said county duly elected qualified and commissioned as the law directs and full faith and credit are due all his acts as such given under my hand and seal (private) this May 12th 1857. W. F. Tucker (Seal)

Know all men by these presents that I John S. Cain by virtue of the power of substitution to me entrusted in the foregoing instrument have this day made constituted and appointed James Cain of the county of Sumner in the State of Tennessee to do and perform all necessary acts as could have done

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by me acting under said instrument hereby making him my true and lawful attorney for that purpose and satisfying all acts that he may perform in the premises. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 16th day of June 1857. John S. Cain

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of

G. R. Cherry

W. F. Jones

The State of Mississippi Pontotoc County - Personally appeared before me D. J. Pitts, Clerk of the Probate Court of said county the above John S. Cain who acknowledged that he signed sealed and delivered the above power of attorney as his act and deed on the day and year therein mentioned given under my hand and the seal of said court at office this 16th day of June AD 1857. D. J. Pitts, Clerk (Seal)

State of Mississippi Pontotoc County - John S. Neely, Judge of the Probate Court (sole and presiding) of the county of Pontotoc State aforesaid do hereby certify that D. J. Pitts whose genuine signature appears to the foregoing certificate and attestation is and was at the date thereof Clerk of said court duly elected qualified and commissioned that his said certificate and attestation are in due form of law and that all of his acts in the premises are and ought to be entitled to full faith and credit. Given under my hand and seal this the 16 day of June AD 1857. John S. Neely (Seal) Probate Judge

Filed fro registration 23rd January 1858 at 12 8/60 O'clock PM. R. D. Moore, Regr.

Registered and examined this 11th day of Feby 1860. R. D. Moore, Regr. S. Cty., by Thos. Donoho, D. Regr.

Halloran To Baxter Smith - Deed of Trust

I have this day conveyed to Baxter Smith for the sum of five dollars to me paid the following property viz. mares, one sorrel aged about 10 years, the other a sorrel between eight & nine years old, also ten cows, and seven calves all of which stock is now in my possession reserving to myself the use of said property for two years from the 1st January 1860. But this deed is made for the following uses & trusts that is to say the said Smith has this day become my security for costs in a suit which I have communed in the Circuit Court of Sumner against William Utley for damages. Now if the said Smith should have to pay the cost of said suit or any part of them then he is authorized to after the expiration of the two years give legal notice & sell said property & pay the expenses of this trust pay the amount the said Smith may have paid & the balance if any to me. Feby 13th 1860. Patrick Halloran

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, Patrick Halloran the bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he made & executed the foregoing deed of trust for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 13th Feby 1860. John L. Bugg, Clerk

Received for registration Feby 13th 1860 at 2 O'clock PM. R. D. Moore, Regr., by Thos Donoho, Dep. Regr.


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