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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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Bennett Stalker & Co. To R. A. Bennett - Deed of Trust

For and in consideration of one dollar to me paid by R. A. Bennett, we Bennett Stalker & Co. composed of C. L. Bennett, Thos. Stalker & J. D. Stalker formerly partners in the mercantile Business in Hartsville, Tennessee have this day conveyed assigned & transferred to him the said R. A. Bennett our interest of land situated in Macon County, District No. The same owned by Wne Adams and the same purchased by the firm of him, in the town of Lafayette, Tennessee before the late civil war, containing by estimation one hundred and twenty five acres more or less, the same returned by the officer to the circuit court & joins the lands of M. B. Duncan, W. Belt & Cotes. We also assign convey to R. A. Bennett all notes and accounts due the firm in trust for the purchase of securing and paying off the following debts. All debts that J. D. Bennett deed was our security for the said R. A. Bennett is authorized and empowered to collect all said notes & accounts due said firm & sell said land either publicly or privately at such time and under such circumstances as the interest of all parties may demand to secure the said J. D. Bennett's heirs after the expiration of twelve months or before with our consent. Witness our hands & seal July 14th 1865. Thos. Stalker (Seal), Jno. Stalker (Seal), C. L. Bennett (Seal)

Attest

P. J. Averitt

T. J. Day

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, T. J. Day & P. J. Averitt subscribing witnesses to the foregoing deed of trust, who being first sworn depose and say that they are personally acquainted with Thos. Stalker, Jno. Stalker, & C. L. Bennett the bargainors and that they acknowledged the execution of the same in their presence to be their act & deed upon the day it bears date and for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office July 14th 1865. John L. Bugg, Clerk

Rec'd. for registration July 14th 1865 at 2 o'clock PM.

Registered & examined July 21st 1865. S. Hermans, Dep. Regr. for R. D. Moore, Regr. S. C.

 

Stalker, Thos. To R. A. Bennett - Deed of Trust

For in consideration of one dollar to me paid by R. A. Bennett, I have conveyed & granted to him the said Bennett, my real estate situated in the county of Sumner, Tennessee, viz, one tract of land lying & being in said county District No. being the tract I now live on south by the lands of R. Averitt & H. M. Neely, west by lands of Cyrus Hart dec'd., North by land of G. Gifford, East by lands of same, also another tract containing thirty one

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acres more or less bounded on South by lands of Wyly Parker, East by lands of J. H. Lauderdale & J. Hutchins, West by lands of E. T. Seay, also another tract of land containing seven & 3/4 acres in same district as above two bounded North by Carthage Pike, East by lands of W. H. Andrews, South by lands of Cynthia Donoho, East by lands of W. H. Barksdale, also a house and lot in the town of Hartsville bounded as follows, North by main street, East by lot of D. L. Goodall, South by lot of N. W. McConnells, west by lot of F. Duffy containing 1/4 acre more or less also another tract of 150 acres lying in Lauderdale County, Tennessee boundaries not remembered, also my notes, accounts, choses? in action are also hereby conveyed and assigned to said Bennett, also 2 Bay mares & 1 Bay colt, 20 sheep, 25 head of hogs, seven cows & nine calves, also one saw mill and evaperator, 2 buggies & harness, one wagon & geer and all my farming tools, library of books, household and kitchen furniture. To hold in trust for the purpose of securing and paying off the following debts, viz, one note due N. B. Hamilton for nine hundred dollars J. B. Bennett being my security, one note due J. D. Stalker for six hundred dollars, one note due Bennett & Mason for same five hundred dollars said note being for work done on the house I now live in also for the purpose of securing B. W. Mills who is my security for my guardianship for Wm. Duncan said amount being same eight hundred dollars more or less said not given by J. M. Harper, R. Averitt & myself being security, also a note H. C. Ellis for same thousands dollars, also a note due E. P. Lowe guardian for Barksdales Heirs for three hundred dollars, also a note due W. Hart for three hundred dollars, also a note due J. H. Lauderdale for fifteen hundred dollars, also a note Thos. L. Winston for nine hundred & fifty dollars, also a note due H. M. Neeley for fifty dollars, also a note due J. A. Andrews for seventy five dollars, also note due J. B. Goodall for one hundred and fifty dollars. The said Bennett is empowered to make sale of said property or any of it as circumstances & interest of all parties may reprieve by public or private sale making titles thereto and apply the proceeds to the payment of said debts within fourteen months or sooner by my consent. When said debts are paid the objects of said trust being fulfilled said Bennett will render back the title of said property if any is not used for above purposes to me Thos. Stalker the grantor or to my order. Witness my hand and seal this July 14th 1865. Thos. Stalker (Seal)

Witness

Jno. D. Stalker

T. J. Day

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, Jno. D. Stalker & T. J. Day subscribing witnesses to the foregoing deed of trust who being first sworn depose and say that they are personally acquainted with Thos. Stalker the bargainor and that he acknowledged the execution of the same in their presence to be his act & deed upon the day it bears date and for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office in July 14th 1865. John L. Bugg, Clerk

Rec'd. for registration July 16th 1865 at 2 o'clock PM.

Registered and examined this 22 day of July 1865. S. Hermans, Dep. Regr. for R. D. Moore, Regr. S. C.

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Stalker, Thos. & J. D. To R. A. Bennett - Deed of Trust

For and in consideration of one dollar to us paid by R. A. Bennett we have conveyed & granted to him the said Bennett our real estate in Hartsville, Sumner County, Tennessee, consisting of store & lot bounded as follows on the North by Carthage Pike, East by Hartsferry Pike, South by lot around by Methodist Church & Masonic Lodge, West by lot owned by Bennett & Stubblefield bought of T. W. Tharp, containing 1/2 acre more or less to hold in trust for the purposes of securing the following debts, viz, J. W. Locke holds our note for sum six hundred dollars this being for the purchase money for the ground on which said store stands also we owe a note or account to Mackey & House for sum three hundred dollars, also a note due Bennett & Stubblefield for fifty dollars, also a note due J. A. Anthony sixty five dollars. I Thomas Stalker deed M. M. Adams four hundred dollars, also R. A. Bennett a note for eight hundred and fifty dollars, C. L. Bennett & others security. I J. D. Stalker owe M. M. Adams also a note for four hundred dollars, also a note due E. T. Seay for seventy five dollars, also a note due R. Averitt for fifty dollars. The said Bennett is empowered to make sale of said property publicly or privately and make title thereto at the expiration of thirteen months and apply proceed to the above debts if said debt are not liquidated before said time when said debts are paid off. Witness our Hands and seals July 14th 1865. Thos. Stalker (Seal), Jno. D. Stalker (seal)

Attest

T. J. Day

P. J. Averitt

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, T. J. Day and P. J. Averitt, subscribing witnesses to the foregoing deed of trust who being first sworn depose and say that they are personally acquainted with Thos. Stalker & J. D. Stalker the bargainors and that they acknowledged the execution of the same in their presence to be their act and deed upon the day it bears date and for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 14th July 1865. John L. Bugg, Clerk

Rec'd. for registration July 14th 1865 at 2 o'clock PM.

Registered & examined this July 22nd 1865. S. Hermans, Dep. Regr. for R. D. Moore, Regr. S. C.

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Baker, I. W. To P. Hines - Bill of Sale

Sumner County, Tennessee 14th March 1865 - Know all men by these presents that I Isaac Baker of said county hath this day sold conveyed and delivered to P. Hines of Warren County, Kentucky the following property, viz, one thrashing machine, one buggy, thirty five head of old sheep & 14 lambs, five milk cows, & five yearling calors, one sorrel mare, two sorrel horses, one roan horse blind, four colts, one of them a bay two years old this spring, three of them sorrels, two of them sucking at this time, fifteen head of hogs, and all my house hold & kitchen furniture including five feather beds & furniture & bedsteads all of my family utensils for and in consideration of which the said P. Hines agrees and bequests himself to take up & pay off one note which James Escue holds on me, the said I. W. Baker for about four hundred dollars including interest also one note which Lewis White holds on the said I. W. Baker for about four hundred dollars including interest given under my hand this day & date above written. I. W. Baker, P. Hines

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, I. W. Baker & P. Hines the bargainors with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged the foregoing instrument to be their act and deed for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 22nd day of July 1865. John L. Bugg, Clerk

Rec'd. for registration July 22 1865 at 11 o'clock AM.

Registered & examined July 22nd 1865. S. Hermans, Dep. Regr. for R. D. Moore, Regr. S. C.

 

Hines, P. To L. Baker, Trustee - Deed of Gift

For and in consideration of the love and affection I bear to my daughter, Mary C. Baker, wife of Isaac W. Baker and for the further consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid. I do hereby give grant and convey unto Leonidas Baker of Sumner County, Tennessee in trust fir the purpose hereafter mentioned the following described property, viz, one thrashing machine, one buggy, thirty five head of old sheep, and 13 lambs, five milk cows, and five yearlings, calves, one sorrel mare, two sorrel horses, one roan horse (blind), four colts, one of them a bay two years old this spring, three of them sorrels and two of them sucking at the time, fifteen head of hogs, and all the household and kitchen furniture including four feather beds and furniture and utensils and farming utensils all of which I purchased of Isaac W. Baker the 14th of March 1865 and was conveyed to me at the time as will be found of Record in the Registers Office

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of Sumner County, Tennessee. The above described property is this day conveyed by me to Leonidas Baker in trust for the sole and entire use of my said daughter, Mary C. Baker, during her life and after her death to be equally divided between her children together with all the future increase of said property given under my hand and seal this April 1st 1865. P. Hines (Seal)

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, P. Hines the bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he made and executed the foregoing deed of gift for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 22nd July 1865. John L. Bugg, Clerk

Rec'd. for registration July 22nd 1865 at 11 o'clock AM.

Registered & examined July 22 1865. S. Hermans, Dep. Regr. for R. D. Moore, Regr. S. C.

 

Caldwell, Wm. To Jas. M. Head - Lease

Article of agreement made and concluded this 16th day of February AD 1865 between William Caldwell of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee party of the first part and Jas. M. Head of the County of Sumner State of Tennessee parties of the second part. Witnesseth. That the party of the first part hereby agree to lease and let for the term of thirty years from the date above written to the parties of the second part, the exclusive privilege of boaring and digging for and obtaining oil, salt, water, coal, iron, and other minerals, with the privilege of underletting on all that certain tract of land lying and being in Sumner County aforesaid & situated or lying on the waters of Trammel bounded as follows on the North by Yancy Turner, and Mrs. E. Morris, on the East John Pillum? and A. Epperson, on the South by Jas. Hawkins, on the West by J. A. Winns and David Pains, being the tract on which I now live containing three hundred acres the same more or less together with ground for buildings and all other necessary purposes. The parties of the second part to have the privilege to enter said premises for the purposes of commencing operations any time within in the space of two years from the date above written, with the privileges for one year thereafter, on condition that they pay fifty dollars per year (otherwise this lease to be null and void) also to have all necessary rights of way, to enable them to carry on a legitimate oil and mining business. For consideration whereof the party of the second part bind himself to give to the party of the first part one eight part of all the oil, salt, water, or other products obtained from said land, to be delivered by the party of the second part to the party of the first part in marketable condition upon the premises in good and sufficient barrels which shall be furnished by the party of the first part

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To is agreed that if the party of the second party fail to obtain oil or other products and shall abandon the premises, or upon the expiration of the term for which the lease is given, they shall be at liberty to remove all the tools, engines and machinery they may have placed on said land. In witness whereof we the parties hereunto bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns each unto the other firmly by these presence, sealed with our seals date and year first above written. William Caldwell (Seal), Jas. M. Head, (Seal)

Witness

Samuel A. Epperson

Richard Martin

George Black

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, George Black and Richard Martin subscribing witness to the foregoing deed who being first sworn depose and say that they personally acquainted with Wm. Caldwell and J. W. Head the bargainors and that they acknowledged that they made and executed the foregoing agreement in their presence to be their act and deed for the purpose therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 22nd July 1865. John L. Bugg, Clerk

Rec'd. for registration July 24th at 8 o'clock AM 1865.

Registered and examined July 24th 1865.

 

Black, George To Jas. M. Head - Lease

Article of agreement made and concluded this 14th day of March AD 1865 between George Black of the county of Sumner and state of Tennessee party of the first part and Jas. M. Head of the county of Sumner sate of Tennessee parties of the second part. Wittnessith, that the party of the first part hereby agree to lease and let and hereby doth lease and let for the term of fifty years from the date above written to parties of the second part the exclusive privilege of boaring and digging for and obtaining oil, salt, water, coal, iron, and other minerals, with the privilege of underletting on all that certain tract of land lying and being in Sumner County aforesaid on the waters of Little Trammel and bounded as follows on the North by the lands of Martin and Edmonds, on the East by Charles Slayton and Wm. Foster heirs, on the South by D. J. Davis, on the West by A. Nimmo containing two hundred and forty acres be the same more or less together with ground for buildings and all other necessary privileges the parties of the second part to have the privilege to enter said premises for the purpose of commencing operations any time within the space of five years from date above written, with the privileges for one year thereafter, on condition that they pay

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fifty dollars per year (otherwise this lease to be null and void) and the parties released from this obligation, also to have all necessary right of way to enable them to carry on a legitimate oil and mining business. In consideration whereof the party of the second part bind himself to give to the party of the first part one eight part of all the oil, salt, water, or other products obtained from said land to be delivered by the party of the second part of the first part in marketable condition upon the premises in good and sufficient barrels which shall be furnished by the party of the first part. It is agreed that if the party of the second part fail to obtain oil or other products and shall abandon the premises or upon the expiration of the term for which this lease is given they shall be at liberty to remove all tools, engines, and machinery they may have placed on said land. In witness whereof the parties hereunto bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns each unto the other firmly by these presence. Sealed with our seals, date and year first above written. George Black (Seal), Jas. M. Head (Seal)

Witness

A. P. Branham

S. J. Edmonds

State of Tennessee Sumner - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, George Black and J. M. Head the bargainors with whom I am personally acquainted and acknowledged that they made and executed the foregoing agreement for the purpose there in contained. Witness my hand at office this 22nd July 1865. John L. Bugg, Clerk

Rec'd. for registration July 24th 1865 8 o'clock AM.

Registered and examined July 24th 1865.

 

Nimmo, J. A. To J. M. Head - Lease

Article of agreement made and concluded this 7th day of March AD 1865, between J. A. Nimmo of the county of Sumner and state of Tennessee party of the first part and Jas. M. Head of the county of Sumner and state of Tennessee parties of the second part. Witnesseth, That the party of the first part hereby agree to lease and let for the term of thirty years from the above date written to the parties of the second part, the exclusive privilege of boaring and digging for and obtaining oil, salt water, coal, iron, and other minerals with the privilege of underletting on all that certain tract of land lying and being in Sumner County aforesaid, on the waters of Little Trammel and bounds as follows on the North by the lands of J. L. Davis, on the East by Wm. Foster heirs, on the South by Robert Parker, on the West by Patten Bell being the tract on which the mother of the said J. A. Nimmo now resides. Also a tract bounded as follows

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On the North by Jessee Rippy's heirs, East by George Black, South by A. E. Bell and W. P. Morris, West by Anderson, Rippy, containing two hundred and twenty acres, be the same more or less together with ground for buildings and all other necessary purposes. The parties of the second part to have the privilege to enter said premises for the purpose of commencing operations any time within the space of three years from date above written, with the privilege of one year thereafter on condition that they pay ten dollars per year. (Otherwise this lease to be null and void.) Also to have all necessary right of way to enable them to carry on a legitimate oil and mining business. In consideration whereof the party of the second part bind themselves to give to the party of the first part one eight part of all the oil salt or other products obtained from said land to be delivered by the party of the second to the party of the first part in marketable condition upon premises, in good and sufficient barrels which shall be furnished by the party of the first part. It is agreed that if the party of the second part fail to obtain oil or other products and shall abandon the premises the parties are hereby released from this obligation or upon the expiration of the term for which this lease is given, they shall be at liberty to remove all tools engines and machinery they may have placed on said land. In witness whereof we the parties hereunto bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns each unto the other firmly by these presence sealed with our seals date and year first above written. J. A. Nimmo (Seal), Jas. M. Head (Seal)

Witness

J. C. Vertrees

G. W. Nimmo

Richard Martin

George Black

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, J. A. Nimmo and Jas. M. Head the bargainors with whom I am personally acquainted and made and executed the foregoing agreement for the purpose therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 22nd day of July 1865. John L. Bugg, Clerk

Rec'd. for registration July 24th AD 1865.

Registered and examined this 24th July 1865.

 

Pains, D. To Jas. M. Head - Lease

Article of agreement made and concluded this 16th day of February AD 1865, between David Pains of the county of Sumner and state of Tennessee party of the first part and Jas. M. Head of the county of Sumner state of Tennessee parties of the second part. Witnesseth, that the party of the first part hereby agrees to lease and let, and hereby doth lease and let for the term of thirty years from the date above written, to the parties of the second part the exclusive privilege of boaring and digging for and obtaining oil, salt water, coal, iron and other minerals, with the privilege of underletting on all that certain tract of land lying and being in Sumner County aforesaid, and lying or situated upon the waters of Garrett Creek and bounded as follows, North Jas. Brown, East Wm. Caldwell, South by J. A. Nimmo, West by Wm. Foster's heirs and Mrs. Williams being the tract on which I now live, and containing two hundred and eight acres be the same more or less, together with ground for building and all other necessary purposes. The parties of the second part to have the privilege to enter said premises for the purposes of commencing operation any time within the space of two years thereafter on condition that they pay fifty dollars per year (Otherwise this lease to be null and void). Also to have all right of way to enable them to carry on a legitimate oil and mining business. In consideration whereof the party of the second part bind himself to give to the party of the first part one eight part of all the oil salt or other product obtained from said land, to be delivered by the party of the second part to the party of the first part in marketable condition upon the premises in good and sufficient barrels, which shall be furnished by the party of the first part. It is agreed that if the party of the second part fail to obtain oil or other products and shall abandon the premises or upon the expiration of the term for which the lease is given, they shall be at liberty to remove all tools, engines, and machinery they may have placed on said lands. In witness whereof we the parties hereunto bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns each unto the other firmly by these presents sealed with our seals date and year first above written. David Pains (seal), Jas. M. Head (Seal)

Witness

Samuel A. Epperson

W. P. Morris

Richard Martin

George Black

State of Tennessee Sumner County - Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg, Clerk of the County Court of said county, Richard Martin and George Black subscribing witnesses to the foregoing agreement who being first sworn depose and say that they are personally acquainted with

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David Pains and Jas. M. Head the bargainors and that they acknowledged the execution of the same in their presence to be their act and deed upon the day it bears date and for the purpose therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 22 July 1865. John L. Bugg, Clerk

Rec'd. for registration July 24th AD 1865.

Registered and examined July 24th 1865.

 

Morris, John, Sr. To J. M. Head - Deed of Lease

Article of agreement made and concluded this 16th day of February AD 1865, between John Morris, Sr. of the county of Sumner and state of Tennessee party of the first part, and Jas. M. Head of the county of Sumner and state of Tennessee. parties of the second part. Witnesseth. That the party of the first hereby agree to lease and let and herby doth lease and let for the term of thirty years from the date above written to the parties of the second part the exclusive privilege of boring and digging for and obtaining oil, salt water, coal, iron, and other minerals with the privilege of underletting on all that certain tract of land lying and being in Sumner County aforesaid on the waters of Garretts Creek and bounded as follows on the North by Mrs. M. S. House, on the East by W. O'Neal, on the South by Jonathan Davis's estate, on the West by Isaac Caldwell being the tract on which I now live. Containing eighty six acres, be the same more or less together with ground for building and all other necessary purposes. The parties of the second part to have the privilege of entering said premises for the purpose of commencing operation any within the space of two year from the time above written, with the privileges of one years thereafter, on condition that they pay fifty dollars per year (Otherwise this lease is to be null and void.) also to have all necessary right of ways to enable them to carry on a legitimate oil and mining business. In consideration whereof of the party of the second part bind himself to give the party of the first one eight part of all the oil salt or other products obtained from said to be delivered by the party of the second part to the party of the first part in marketable condition upon the premises in good and sufficient barrels which shall be furnished by the party of the first part. It is agreed that if the party of the second part fail to obtain oil or other products and shall abandon the premises or upon the expiration of the term for which this lease is given, they shall be at liberty to remove all tools, engines, and machinery they may have placed on said land. In witness whereof we the parties hereunto

  


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