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Title:[Land Indenture] 1822 Jan. 25 [Between John M. Grier and Adam Simmons] : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Simmons, Adam

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Date: January 25, 1822
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a land indenture between Adam Simmons and John M. Grier dated January 25, 1822. Simmons sold 71 acres of land in Wilson County, Tennessee to John Grier for $603.50. The document contains the receipt of sale for the land, as well as the county court's registration for the sale of the land to Grier in 1830.
Collection:Tennessee Historical Society
Box:AC 273 Miscellaneous documents, b1

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This Indenture made, This twenty fifth of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty-two, By and betwen [between] Adam Simmons of the county of Rutherford , And state of Tennessee , of the one part, and John M. Grier of the county of Wilson and state aforesaid, of the other part. Witnesseth that for an inconsideration of the sum of six hundred and three — Dollars and fifty cents to me in hand paid. The recept [receipt] here of I hereby acknowledge do bargan [bargain] sell and deliver to John M. Grier A certain tract or parcel of Land lying and being in the county of Wilson and State of Tennessee on Bradleys creek . Begining [Beginning] at an Elm and Ironwood, on William Bones south line, eighteen poles east of his southwest corner. Running thence east with said line, two hundred and — thirty poles to A Hackbury [Hackberry], and Redbud; Thence south five degrees west forty four poles to A Box elder and Elm on the north bank of the creek. Thence down said — creek with its meanders to A Sour oak on the north bank of the creek, near the lower corner of said Griers fence. — Thence north forty three degrees west, one hundred and twenty two poles to the begining [beginning]. Containing seventy — one Acres, be the same more or less, to have and to hold — the afore said [aforesaid] land and primeces [premises] with all its appertainance'es [appertenances] to him the said John M. Grier his heirs and assigns forever, except free use of the big spring. And I Adam Simmons do for my self my heirs executors or administrators warrent [warrant] and forever defend the above named land and primeces [premises], to him the said — John M. Grier his heirs and assigns forever; — against the claim or claims of any other person or persons whatsoever, in testimony whare [where] of I have here unto set my hand and affixed my — seal. The day and date above written signed — seal'd [sealed] and deliver'd [delivered] in the presence of us.

Adam Simmons [added:
[added: test
Eleazar Q. Simmons Jurat
Thomas D. Lansden Jurat
Robert Bono
[unclear: Hacry ]]
State of Tennessee Rutherford County }County court August term 1829.
The execution of the foregoing deed of conveyance from Adam Simmons to John M. Grier for seventy one acres of land, and duly proven in open court on the above term by the oath of Eleazer Q. Simmons, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be so certified —
John R. Laughlin , Clk [clerk] of said court
[added: Recd [Received] the clerks fees & state tax on this deed — J [John] R Laughlin, clk. [clerk]]

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State of Tennessee Wilson County court }June Session 1830

The within Deed of bargain, & sale from Adam Simmons to John M. Grier for 71 acres of land was produced in open court & duly proven by the oaths of Thomas D. Lansden & Eleazar Q. Simmons, Two [added: one] of subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered by the court to be certified for registration

Test John Hone clerk

I James Foster register of Wilson County , do hereby certify that the within deed and certificate of probate thereto is duly registered in my office in Book G page 189 this 29th day of July 1830

Test James Foster register of said county
[added: [unclear: Hacry ]
Adam Simmons
To { Deed
John M. Grier
[unclear: EaM? ]
registered in Book
G page 189]

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