State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Partition of Land
George Richardson & William Akers
31 July 1853
Be it Known and remembered that on this thirty first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand and Eight hundred and fifty three, and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America, the Seventy eighth
Before me, Gastin Turner Raoul, recorder of said Parish of Livingston, duly commissioned and sworn personally came and appeared George Richardson and William Akers, both citizens of said Parish of Livingston, who did declare and say, that whereas they are the joint owners equally of a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Paris of Livingston of aforesaid, containing Six hundred and forty superficial acres more or less according to the survey of said land; this property the said Akers acquired by joint purchase with Alfred Richardson from Samuel Richardson, & Samíl Richardson acquired the same by donation from the Government of the United States, held by him in virtue of his settlement right, George Richardson acquired the interest or undivided portion of Alfred Richardson in said property by subsequent purchase, the said land is situate on the waters of the Ponchatoulas near the New Orleans and Jackson Rail Road line, and bounded East by lands owned by Benson & Clark, West by lands of William Durbin, North by lands of Lorin Chapman & others, & South by land of said William Akers and others, the said appearers declared that it is their wish and intention to have said land equally divided between them by an east & west line to be run through the center of said tract of land, and that the said George Richardson shall have the North half and William Akers the South half of said tract of land to be so divided by said East & West line together with all the buildings, improvements & privileges belonging to or in anyway pertaining to said tracts of land respectively, and the said appears hereby freely agree and declare that the conventional line agreed on as before herein set forth and described shall exist from and after the date hereof [blank] or actually made, and the said appearers respectively renounce one to the other all rights, claims, & privileges which they have upon such divided property, hereby obligating and binding themselves their heirs an assigns to hold each other harmless in the title and possession of their respective portions of said tract of land, with all its buildings improvements and privileges; the said William Akers for himself and the said Geo. Richardson the legal representative of said Alfred Richardson in said property declare moreover that they hereby annul and invalidate all former agreements and conventional lines relating to said property, and mutually agree that the said east & west line to be only one which shall exist & that the same is now in full effect, and they hereby bind themselves their heirs and assigns they shall and will at all times hereafter acknowledge and sustain the validity of this act of partition and the aforesaid conventional line established between them.
Thus done and passed at the Town of Springfield date above written in the presence of A. S. Parker & Daniel Settoon, legal witnesses signing hereto with me Recorder.
A. S. Parker
G. T. Raoul, Recorder
Truly Recorded April 19th 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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