State of Louisiana
Parish of Livingston
Sale of Land
Samuel Settoon and wife to Sam'l. Patterson
11 November 1840
Be it Known and remembered that on this Eleventh day of November in the Year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and forty and in the Year of the Independence of the United States of America the sixty-fifth
Before me Gastin T. Raoul, Notary Public, duly commissioned and sworn in and for the Parish aforesaid, dwelling in the Town of Springfield, personally came and appeared Mr. Samuel Settoon, an inhabitant of the Parish of Livingston who did declare and say that for the consideration hereinafter expressed he does by these presents grant bargain sell convey transfer assign and set over with a full guarantee against all troubles troubles [sic] debts mortgages claims evictions donations alienations or other incumbrances whatsoever unto Mr. Samuel Patterson an inhabitant of the said Parish who is here present accepting and purchasing for himself his heirs and assigns and acknowledging delivery and possession thereof the following described property to wit:
One tract of Land situate lying and being on the waters of the River Ponchatoulas containing six hundred and forty superficial acres and of the following boundaries to wit:
North by the land of Thos. McCabe, South by the Land of Dr. Lauson, West by the public lands and East by the said River Ponchatoulas and the three following described negro slaves for life, viz.:
Lindy, a negress black aged thirty three years, and her two female children, Emily, black aged about six years and and [sic] Louisa black aged about two years
All of which said sold and described Lands and slaves descended to the present purchaser by a sale made by the ... of Probate of said Parish of the Property of John Simms deceased to have and to hold said property unto said purchaser his heirs and assigns to their proper use and behoof forever, and the said vendor for himself his heirs and assigns the said Lands and slave to the said purchaser his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend against the lawful claims of any persons whomsoever by these presents. And the said vendor moreover subrogating the said purchaser to all the rights and actions of warranty which he has or may have against his own vendor or the vendors of his vendor hereby authorising the said purchaser to exercise the said right and actions in the same manner as he might or cold have done.
This sale is made for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty seven hundred and eighty eight dollars and eleven cents, Twenty five hundred and forty six 61/100 dollars of which is cash in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged before the signing of the act, and the remaining sum namely two hundred and forty one 50/100 the said purchaser obligates himself to assume and pay to the heirs and legal representatives of John Simms dec’d. with an interest of ten percent on the sum of one hundred and thirty four and 16/100 dollars from the 27th of April 1839 and the said rate of interest on One hundred and seven 34/100 Dollars from the 27th day of April 1840 all of which the purchaser binds himself for.
And thereupon came and appeared Mistress Mary Knight of lawful age, wife of the said Samuel Settoon who being duly authorised and assisted by him said husband took cognizence of the foregoing act of conveyance which I notary carefully read and explained to her and haveing [sic] so done she declared that it was her intention not only to ratify said sale but to make renunciation she has by mortgage or otherwise upon the property therein conveyed upon which I notary declared to her separately and apart from her husband, as is my duty, that by the laws of this state she possessed a legal mortgage on all the property of her said husband and on all that of the community in case she should renounce thereto.
First - For restitution of her dower and for the reinvestment of dotal property brought by her in marriage; Second - For restitution of dotal property by her acquired during marriage by inheritance donation or otherwise. Third - For indemnity against all debts contracted or which she might hereafter contract during marriage with her said husband. Fourth - For such of her paraphernal property and funds as may have been alienated by her said husband or of which he has had or may have the administration or enjoyment or of which he may otherwise have benefited [sic]. Fifth - For nuptial presents made to her by her said husband or others. That in making her intended renunciation she would deprive herself irrevocably and forever of all rights of reclamation against said sale whether under mortgage, privaleges or otherwise.
Whereupon the said wife declared that she still persisted in the intention she had announced to ratify said sale and to dispossess herself of all rights or liens which she has or may have upon said property whether by dower, donation or otherwise. And the said husband being now again present before me and authorising his said wife she again declared that she does hereby "Formally Renounce" henceforth and forever all and singular her said rights and transfers the same to said purchaser his heirs and assigns to be had and held by them and him and by their enjoyed? is law and thereout? ! And she hereby beside his self and his heirs to he said purchaser and his heirs and assigns that she and they shall and will at all times acknowledge the validity of the present sale and of the renunciation she now makes of al the rights she has or may have in and to the property so sold and that neither she nor they shall ever seek to oppose or impair the validity of this act hereby renouncing the benefit of all laws privaleges and customs of which she might avail herself or which are in her favor in the premises.
It appears by the certificate of the Recorder of Morgages [sic] the production of which is despensed which by the purchaser and Me, Notary released from all liability to damage resulting from the passage of this act without the same. The vendor here declares that said sold and described property is free from all leins[sic] and mortgages except the sum of Four hundred and Two 50/100 Dollars for which the said land is mortgaged to the Estate of Jno. Simms dec’d and for which the same is liable and that the said salves are mortgaged for a portion of the payment yet due thereon not exceeding the sum of one hundred dollars which he obligates himself to fully pay up and cansel [sic].
This done and passed at my office in the Town of Springfield the day month and year first above written in the presence of D. B. Cason and Samuel Settoon, Jnr., witness of lawful age and domiciled in this Parish who have hereto signed their names together with sad appearers and me notary. The said vendor and wife makeing [sic] their ordinary marks hereto not knowing how to write, the word “she” intertined?
Samuel X Settoon [his mark]
Mary X Settoon [her mark]
D. B. Cason
Sam'l Settoon, Jr.
G. T. Raoul, Notary Public Truly Recorded April 3, 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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