State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Joshua B. Curtis to William Wells
02 April 1845
Be it Known and Remembered, that on this Second day of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand Eight hundred and forty five, and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America, the Sixty Ninth.
Before me, Jacob J. Watts, Judge of said Parish, and duly authorised by law to exercise the powers of Notary Public, therein, personally came and appeared, Dwight Foster Felton, curator of the vacant Estate of Joshua B. Curtis, deceased, & herein acting in his said capacity of curator, who did declare and say that for the consideration hereinafter expressed, he does by these presents grand, bargain, sell, convey, transfer, assign and set over, with a full a guarantee [sic] against all troubles, debts, mortgages, claims, evictions, donations, alienations, or other incumbrances, whatsoever, unto William Wells, a citizen of the Parish of Livingston in the State of Louisiana, here present, accepting, and purchasing for himself, his heirs, and assigns, and acknowledging delivery and possession thereof.A certain tract or parcel of Land situated, lying, and being in the Parish of Livingston, on the East side of the river Ponchatoula, on a small branch East of Samuel Richardson, bounded South by lands of R. Wade, West by E. T. Murray, North by Samuel Richardson, & East by Samíl Richardson, containing One hundred superficial acres more or less the .. with all the buildings and Improvements, being the last place of residence of said deceased, in the Parish of Livingston, & being the same tract of land purchased by deceased from William Perkins and Jared Fernum, by notarial act passed before Thomas Kennedy, Parish Judge of Livingston on the 9th October 1836.
To have and to hold, the said property unto the said purchaser, his heirs, and assigns, to their proper use and behoof, forever; and the said vendor, for the said succession, & the Heirs, thereof, the said land to the purchaser, his heirs, and assigns, shall, and will, warrant, and forever defend against the lawful claims of all persons, whomsoever, by these presents; the said vendor, moreover, subrogating the said purchaser to all the rights and actions of warranty which decíd had, or may have, against his own vendor, or the vendors of his vendor, hereby authorising the said purchaser to exercise the said rights, and actions, in the same manner as he might, or could have done.
This sale is made for, and in consideration, of the sum of Two hundred and Fifty Dollars cash in hand paid, the receipt whereof is fully acknowledged by the vendor before signing this Instruments; this sale is made by virtue of an adjudication of the aforesaid, described by J. J. Watts, probate Judge of the Parish of Livingston, on the 1st day of April 1845, and which said Proces? verbal of Adjudication is on file in the aforesaid probate Court,
It appears by the certificate of the Recorder of Mortgages, of the Parish of Livingston, of even date with this instrument, that there are no mortgages in the name of the said Joshua B. Curtis, deceased recorded against the said before described Land and Improvements.
Thus done, and passed, at my office in the town of Springfield, the day, and month & year first above written, in the presence of Theophilus Gillespie, and Henry Duncan, witnesses of lawful age, and domiciliated in this Parish, who have, hereunto, signed their names together with said appearers, and me, said Judge.
D. F. Felton, curator
Jacob J. Watts, P. J.
Truly Recorded April 16th 1870
Geo. D. Wells, Recorder
Tangipaho Parish, Louisiana
Source: Conveyance Records - 1835-1865, Livingston Parish, Louisiana (FHL Film 0355915) Back to the Top
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