State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Act of Donation
Christian Grenes to Lavina Tucker
01 February 1849
Be it remembered that on this First day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty nine (1849) before me Henry W. Warrell, Recorder of said Parish of Livingston, and authorized by law to exercise the powers of Notary Public in and for the same, came and appeared Mr. Christian Grenes, a resident thereof, who did declare that for the affection he has for Mistress Levina Tucker of said parish, and because of his intended marriage with her, she being present, approving, accepting and ratifying the articles, stipulations and declarations herein contained, thus making herself a party hereto; he, the said Grenes, does by these presents give, grant, concede, donate, transfer, and deliver unto the said Lavina Tucker with a full guaranty [sic] against all debts, troubles, claims, evictions, donations, alienations, and any incumbrances, whatsoever, the property described and estimated as follows, to wit:First: the half of the Schooner “Rebecca Ann”, trading between the river Ponchatoulas and the City of New Orleans; the other half of which is owned by Samuel Richardson; the value of said vessel is Eight hundred dollars.Second. Half of the goods, wares, and Merchandise of the credits, bills, notes and claims now in the possession of said Donor, in the Store House occupied by him on the said River Ponchatoulas, valued at the amount of Sixteen hundred dollars $1600, a detailed estimate whereof is hereto annexed as part hereof.
Thus making this donation of the value altogether of Two Thousand dollars ($2000). To have and to hold said property to the said Donor, according to the terms and intent hereof, to her own proper use and behoof; and the said Donor for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators, shall and will warrant and defend the above described property against the claims of all persons whomsoever, reserving to himself the half of the profits thereof.
And the said donor fully subrogates the said Donee to the Rights and Actions of warrant which he has or may have against his own vendor, or the vendors of his vendor hereby authorising said Donee to exercise such Rights and Actions in the same manner that he might exercise them.
And it is further declared, agreed and stipulated that said property shall be enjoyed by said Donee, as well as half the profits and proceeds thereof; that she shall have the full administration of the same an that the estimation or valuation thereof herein made and set forth, shall not allow said Donor to retain it or any part of it as his own, or to exercise the rights of ownership over it.
But it is also provided and agreed that in case the said Donor shall survived the said Donee, and she shall leave legitimate descendants, the said property herein above described and donated or the proceeds thereof, shall be inherited and enjoyed by such offsprings.
And, moreover, in case the said Donor shall survive the said Donee and such descendants, or shall survive her, if she should leave no descendants, then the said property or its proceeds, shall revert and return to him, the said Donor , together with all its fruits increase or accumulation.
In testimony whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands this day, month and year first above written in the presence of Drury W. Wall & Horace Tucker lawful witnesses, who have hereunto subscribed their names and me the said Recorder; and the said Donor has directed me to annex hereto a detailed estimate of the articles, specified in paragraph second to wit:
Dry goods valued at one thousand four hundred dollars $400 Groceries at five hundred dollars $400 Medicine and Drugs at one hundred dollars $100 Bills and Notes, accounts & the liens valued at twelve hundred dollars $1200 The whole valued at Three thousand two hundred Dollars $3200
I do accept this Donation.
D. W. Wall
Henry W. Warrell, Recorder
Truly Recorded April 6th, 1870
Geo D. Wells, Recorder.
Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Source: Conveyance Records - 1835-1865, Livingston Parish, Louisiana (FHL Film 0355915) Back to the Top
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