DEEDS

Benton County TN

Benton County, Tennessee Deed Book, Volume 2

DEED BOOK B, PAGE 321

Deed of Gift from J. W. HILL to DATHA TROTHENA HILL For the love and affection which I have for my niece Datha Trothena Hill, daughter of James B. Hill, I do bind myself to give to her fifty dollars when she becomes twelve years old, but not to bear interest until she does become of that age unless I should die before she arrives to that age. And if I do, I wish my Executors to pay the Guardian of the girl the fifty dollars, and also agree for the girl to collect the fifty dollars out of the effects I may leave, provided she fail to get it otherwise. Given under my hand this 4th day of October 1847. Test: A. C. Presson Amos Corbitt J. W. Hill Deed of Gift was acknowledged in open court on the 4th day of October 1847, and registered on the 3rd day of January 1848. W. P. Morris, Clerk

Deed from D. P. HUDSON, Executor of CHAMBERLAIN HUDSON, to MARGARET H. PAVATT Whereas I was appointed Executor of the last will and testament of Chamberlain Hudson, deceased, and I am made the only surviving Executor of the estate, and whereas Chamberlain Hudson was the own of a 590 acre tract of land lying in Benton County, formerly Humphreys County, and whereas Chamberlain Hudson, in his lifetime, made his last will and testament and divided the tract of land to his grandchildren, to wit, children of Benjamin Hudson, deceased, had by his last wife, she being a daughter of Chamberlain, with the exception of two fifty acre divides to John Hudson and Ellis Hudson. And whereas Edward H. Hudson, one of the sons of Benjamin Hudson, deceased, has sold off of the tract of land two hundred and fifty acres, and has departed this life without children; and that all the other of the children of Benjamin are dead except Margaret H, now the wife of Steven C. Pavatt. And whereas there is 240 acres of the tract of land that has descended to Margaret H. and her heirs be devise and descent. And I being desirous to perpetuate the title of the 240 acres to Margaret, the division being made to her before her marriage with Steven C. Pavatt, and perpetuate the boundary of the same to her, do by these presents, as Executor of the will, did own that all that piece of land lying on both sides of Beaver Dam Creek, containing two hundred and forty acres, beginning on the east boundary line of a 590 tract granted to Chamberlain Hudson at Anderson Lashlee’s 100 acre tract on the east boundary line, then north 148 ½ poles to an east boundary line to Syke’s tract or corner, then west 219 ½ poles to the west boundary of the 590 acre tract with the boundary south 148 ½ poles to Lashlee’s 100 acre tract on the same survey, then east 219 ½ poles to the beginning. Witness my hand and seal this 17th day of August 1844.

Bill of Sale from GEORGE W. L. HUDSON to WILLIAM R. HUDSON and MARY ANN PORTER HUDSON I, George W. L. Hudson of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of five dollars to me in hand paid, have sold to William R. Hudson and my sister Mary Ann Porter Hudson, a certain negro woman slave named Fan, with the following encumbrances nevertheless attached, that is to say, the negro woman slave is to be and remain with, wait on and do for my mother, Frances Hudson, and attend to her in all respects as she may require during her natural life, and at no time to be restrained from her service during her lifetime. Witness my hand and seal this 26th day of December 1844.

Deed was acknowledged in Prairie County, Arkansas by James B. Hudson, on the 8th day of July 1847, and registered in Benton County on the 20th day of August 1847.

Deed from JOSEPH URY HUDSON to HENRY C. CAMP I, Joseph Ury Hudson, have this day sold to Henry C. Camp, for the consideration of one hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Camp, for one town lot lying in the town of Camden, on the north side of the Main Road known in the plan of the town as Lot No. 18. Witness my hand this 23rd day of March 1847. Test: Thomas A. Douglass B. H. Lightfoot Joseph U. Hudson

Deed from THOMAS HUDSON to STEPHEN C. PAVATT Indenture made this 25th day of August 1844, between Thomas W. Hudson of Hardeman County, and Stephen C. Pavatt of Carroll County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Pavatt, for an undivided interest in a tract of land containing two hundred and twenty-six acres, lying in Benton County in Range 8 Section 4 & 5, 12th District, beginning 10 poles east and 80 poles south from Jacob Browning ’s southeast corner at a stake in a small hollow, running then east 174 poles to a stake, then north 253 ¼ poles, then 174 poles to a stake, then south 253 ¾ poles to the beginning. Test: E. C. Crisp R. D. Casey Thomas W. Hudson Deed from JESSE ISLER, MARY ELIZABETH ISLER, and SALLY ANN BRYAN to JEPTHA FOWLHER Indenture made this 12th day of August 1842, between Joseph Isler, Mary Elizabeth Isler and Sally Ann Bryan, all of Fayette County, Tennessee, and Jeptha Fowlher of Shelby County, Tennessee, for and in consideration of the sum of ten thousand dollars to them in hand paid by Fowlher, for one half of a tract of land containing one thousand acres conveyed by the state of Tennessee to John C. McLemore and Joseph H. Bryan by Grant No. 3644, lying in the 11th District in Shelby County; also six hundred and forty acres, it being part of a tract of 3840 acres conveyed by the state to Thomas Henderson, John C. McLemore and Joseph H. Bryan by Grant No. 22870, lying in Tipton County, now Laurderdale; also six hundred and forty acres conveyed by the state to Joseph H. Bryan by Grant No. 3839, lying in Gibson County; also two hundred and forty acres, part of 640 acres conveyed to Joseph H. Bryan by the state by Grant No. 17034, lying in the 12th District on Sycamore Creek of Birdsong in Range 7 Section 1; also one thousand acres lying in Dyer County on the turnpike road leading from Eaton to Fulton, conveyed by Lewis D. Adson and Francis McGavock by deed to Joseph H. Bryan; also one undivided moiety of 3840 acres of land lying in Obion County on the bank of the Mississippi River and granted to Capt. Benjamin Steadman by the state of Tennessee and conveyed to Nancy Spillings, one of the heirs of Steadman, to Joseph Bryan, subject however to the locator’s fee, the interest of Elisabeth Spillings to this tract only is , and is believed to amount to 1440 acres; also 274 acres of land granted to Jessie Isler by the state, lying on the waters of the Tennessee River in Benton County, near the Stage Road to Nashville; also three hundred and eighty-three acres of land in Henderson County near Mifflin Post office on Jack’s Creek, conveyed to Jesse Isler by deed from Dunlap, which deed is in the possession of Charles D. McLean for registration; also four certificates of entry of land in Louisiana on the 12th day of April 1836. Witness our hands this 12th day of August 1842. Test: John A. Firth F. Harris Jesse Isler Mary E. Isler Sally A. Bryan

Bill of Sale from THOMAS JONES to C. K. WYLY I, Thomas Jones of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and seventy-five dollars to me in hand paid by C. K. Wyly, have sold to Wyly, a certain negro slave by the name of Mira. I warrant that the slave is a slave for life, and that she is sound in body and in mind. Witness my hand and seal this 25th day of July 1845. Test: John Sharp John P. Nixon Thomas Jones Deed was acknowledged in open court on the 26th day of July 1845, and registered.

Deed from THOMAS JONES to JAMES PRESSON Indenture made this 18th day of March 1843, between Thomas Jones of Benton County, and James Presson of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and sixty-five dollars to him in hand paid by Presson, for a tract of land lying in Range 7 Section 4, it being a portion of a tract granted to the heirs of Elisha Currin and beginning at a stake at the northwest corner of the tract, and runs east with its north boundary 124 poles, then south 5 degrees west 122 poles to a stake, then west 10 degrees north 113 poles to a stake in the west boundary of the tract, then north with the boundary 100 poles to the beginning, and containing eighty-two and one half acres. Test: G. R. Kelsey D. P. Hudson Thomas Jones

Deed from THOMAS JONES to E. BROCK Indenture made this 23rd day of July 1844, between Thomas Jones of Benton County, and E. Brock of the same county, for and in consideration of one yoke of oxen and wagon; also lots in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 28, 29, 50 and 51, the lots lying in the southeast corner of the town. Test: A. Lashlee A. Hawkins C. K. Wyly Thomas Jones

Deed from THOMAS JONES to HEIRS of HILLERY CAPS Indenture made this 5th day of January 1844, between Thomas Jones of Benton County, and the heirs of Hillery Caps of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and nineteen dollars to him in hand paid by the heirs, for a tract of land lying in Range 7 Section 3, it being a part of a 640 acre survey made in the name of Clerk Cubrin and disqualified, beginning at the southeast corner of a 20 acre tract granted to Roberson, and runs west with its south boundary 4 poles to a sassafras on the bank of Cane Creek, then with the direction and meanders of the creek south 8 poles, then south 43 degrees east 50 poles, then south 21 degrees east 24 poles, then east 8 poles to the junction of a branch with the creek, then up the branch with its direction and meanders north 16 poles, then north 61 degrees east 70 poles in the east boundary of the 640 acres, then north with the line 24 poles to the stage road leading from Camden to Huntingdon, then west with the road 110 poles to a stake in the east boundary of the 20 acres in the name of Roberson, then south with the line 72 poles to the beginning, and containing seventy-three acres. Test: Daniel F. McElyea William (X) Farrar Thomas Jones

Bill of Sale from THOMAS JONES to LEVEN COTTINGHAM Indenture made this 1st day of April 1844, between Thomas Jones and Leven Cottingham, both of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifteen dollars to him in hand paid by Cottingham, for a boy slave named Alfred. Test: Matthew (X) Presson Samuel Wiseman Thomas Jones

Deed of Trust from THOMAS JONES to EPHRAIM PERKINS Indenture made this 27th day of September 1845, between Thomas Jones of Benton County, and Ephraim Perkins of the same county, in which Thomas Jones is indebted to the branch of the Bank of Tennessee at Trenton for the sum of five hundred and ninety-eight dollars and twenty-two cents on a note dated the 28th September 1845, due at six months payable to John A. Gardner, and by him endorsed to Michael Brooks, and by him to the bank, and Jones, being willing to indemnify Gardner and Brooks against their liability as endorsers, he has sold to Ephraim Perkins, three negro slaves for life, to wit, Peter, a fellow aged about 35 years; Charity, a woman aged about 23 years; and Henry, her child, aged about 4 years, which negroes Jones warrants to Perkins to be slaves for life and sound, healthy and sensible. If Jones does truly pay the above sum, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force. Test: James Alston W. K. Perkins Thomas Jones E. Perkins

Bill of Sale from THOMAS JONES and EPHRAIM PERKINS to JOHN A. GARDNER and MICHAEL BROOKS We, Thomas Jones and Ephraim Perkins, the latter trustee in a deed of trust to John A. Gardner and Michael Brooks, executed and acknowledged and registered in Benton County on the 27th September last, and we have conveyed to John A. Gardner of Weakley County, a negro woman named Charity, aged about twenty-five years, and her two children, Henry, a boy aged about four years, and her infant child aged about two months, which deed is made in consideration of six hundred and twenty-six dollars and fifty-two cents paid by Gardner to Branch of the Bank of Tennessee at Trenton. Given under our hands this 4th day of May 1846. Test: Michael Brooks J. Wiseman Thomas Jones E. Perkins

Deed from MARY M. KELSEY to IRVINE B. CARNES I, Mary M. Kelsey, have this day sold to Irvine B. Carnes, for the consideration of thirty-one dollars and fifty cents to me in hand paid by Carnes, for a town lot in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 42. Witness my hand this 14th day of March 1846. Test: James Gordon Leonard Barnett Mary M. Kelsey

Deed from THOMAS KIRKMAN to EDWARD F. WILLS Indenture made this 31st day of October 1846, between Thomas Kirkman of Lauderdale County, Alabama, and Edward F. Wills of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand dollars to him in hand paid by Wills, for a tract of land lying on the west side of the Tennessee River, about five miles above the town of Reynoldsburg, and opposite the mouth of Indian Creek in the 12th District Range 8 Section 4, beginning on the bank of the Tennessee River where the section lines divide sections 3 and 4, strikes the river on the section posts, down the river with the meanders at low water mark 176 poles on the bank of the river, then west 132 poles to two ash trees and pointers standing in a cypress pond, then south 158 poles to a stake on the section line, then east with the section line to the beginning, and containing one hundred acres, except the ferry privileges on the Tennessee River and rights of way. Test: David Gwin James B. Lloyd T. Kirkman

Deed from ANDERSON LASHLEE to GIBSON CRAIGHEAD I, Anderson Lashlee, have this day sold to Gibson Craighead, for the consideration of the sum of seventy-five dollars to me in hand paid by Craighead, a lot lying in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 25, beginning at a stake standing at the south boundary of the first start, lying south of the public square where the street crosses the main north and south street, running through the last side of the public square, runs then south 132 feet, then west 132 feet, then north and east to the beginning. Test: A. F. Routon T. A. Douglass A. Lashlee

Bill of Sale from JOHN T. LASHLEE to JOHN PHIFER, JR. I, John T. Lashlee of Benton County, for the consideration of two hundred and thirty-five dollars to me in hand paid, have this day conveyed to John Phifer, Jr., of the same county, all my right and claim to four of the negroes belonging to the estate of Burrel Lashlee, deceased, to wit, George, Julia, Jane and Sophia. Given under my hand and seal this 15th day of May 1847. Test: M. E. Johnson John T. Presson John T. (X) Lashlee

Bill of Sale from WILLIAM P. LASHLEE to ANDERSON LASHLEE I, William P. Lashlee of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Anderson Lashlee of the same county, have sold to Anderson all my right and title to a family of negro slaves which has descended to me from the estate of Burwell Lashlee, deceased. Witness my hand this 22nd day of December 1843. Test: A. Hawkins William P. Lashlee

Deed from JOHN W. P. LEWIS to JAMES HOGG Indenture made between James Hogg and John W. P. Lewis, both of Benton County, for a tract of land, it being a part of an entry in the name of William Cotton, beginning on the northwest corner of a warrant entry in the name of William Cotton, running west 55 poles, then north 16 poles with the meanders of 14 Mile Creek to a stake, then west 6 poles to a stake, then south 8 poles, then west 6 poles, then 45 degrees north of west 14 poles, then north with the creek 26 poles, then west 12 poles, then north 7 poles, then south to the beginning, and containing fourteen acres, for and in consideration of the sum of twenty-five dollars to him in hand paid by Hogg. Witness his hand and seal this 1st day of April 1844. Test: D. P. Hudson B. Beard J. W. P. Lewis

Deed from JOHN LINDSEY to EDWARD LINDSEY Indenture made this 30th day of December 1844, between John Lindsey and Edward Lindsey, both of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Edward, for a tract of land containing thirty acres, lying on the waters of Crooked Creek in the 12th District, beginning at a stake in John Lindsey’s field, running then east 98 poles, then north 49 poles to a stake, then west 98 poles, then south 49 poles to the beginning. Test: Harvey Lindsey John Wyatt John (X) Lindsey

Deed from A. V. S. LINSLEY, Commissi oner, to J. and C. K. WYLY Indenture made this 4th day of January 1844, between A. V. S. Linsley, Commissioner, and J. and C. K. Wyly of Benton County, in which a judgment held at Franklin for the District composed of the Counties of Williamson and Davidson, it was ordered by the Court, A. J. Donelson, Guardian and Complainant, and Eliza E. Donelson, Defendant, that certain real estate be sold, and that A. V. S. Linsley should be appointed to carry into effect the order. For and in consideration of the sum of seventy-two hundred dollars to him in hand paid by J. and C. K. Wyly, a tract of land was sold to them containing one thousand eight hundred acres by survey dated the 25th of August 1821, lying on the south side of the Tennessee River in Range 8 and Section 3, beginning on the bank of the Tennessee River 234 poles as the river meanders above the mouth of Birdsong Creek, running west 160 poles to a stake, then north crossing Birdsong at 90 poles, and the road leading to Ross’s Ferry at 226 poles, in all 830 poles, then east 540 poles to the bank of the Tennessee River, then south 4 degrees east 78 poles, then south 24 poles, then south 10 degrees west 44 poles, then south 18 degrees west 30 poles, then south 30 degrees west 92 poles, then south 45 degrees west 80 poles, then south 56 degrees west 64 poles, then south 42 degrees west 140 poles to the mouth of Birdsong, then south 19 degrees west 120 poles, then south 5 degrees west 114 poles to the beginning, including the mouth of Birdsong Creek originally granted to William P. Anderson, and by Anderson transferred to Alfred Bass, Trustee, and by him conveyed to John C. McLemore, who conveyed to John Donelson.

Deed from HARVEY LOUTHER to VINCENT HOME Indenture made this 2nd day of September 1844, between Harvey Louther of Benton County, and Vincent Home of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand paid by Home, for a tract of land lying on both sides of Cypress Creek, beginning on the side of the hill 110 poles east of the northwest corner of a tract of land containing one hundred and sixty-six acres, deeded by Daniel McCord to Arastorcus and Zephaniah Collins as the line runs, running then east 79 poles, then 170 poles, then west 79 poles, then north 170 poles to the beginning, and containing seventy-three acres. Test: A. Hawkins Irvine B. Carnes Harvey Louther

Deed from ROBERT C. MATHIS to WILLIAM D. HYER Indenture made this 8th day of January 1844, between Robert C. Mathis and his wife Nancy Mathis of Benton County, and William D. Hyer of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to them in hand paid by Hyer, for a tract of land, it being the fourth part of an undivided tract of 160 acres in the name of Hardy Myzell, containing forty acres. Test: W. A. Steele Calvin Rushing Elisha Jackson Robert C. Mathews Nancy (X) Mathews

Deed from THOMAS McGILL, SR. to TIMOTHY REAVIS I, Thomas McGill, Sr., of Benton County, have this day sold to Timothy Reavis of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to me in hand paid, a tract of land lying in District No. 5, containing seventy-five and one half acres, beginning on a white oak east 82 poles to a stake, then south 132 poles, the southwest corner of Entry No. 554, then west with the south boundary line to the southwest corner, then south to Burton’s tract of land, then east to the northeast corner, then south to Zephaniah Collins’ tract formerly, then with his line to an elm, the southwest corner of a tract formerly owned by John Sarratt, containing sixty-seven and one half acres, then west 32 poles to the west boundary of a tract once owned by W. Corkle, then south to the beginning. Witness my hand and seal this 31st day of December 1844. Test: E. Perkins D. F. McElyea Thomas (X) McGill

Power of Attorney from REUBEN and JANE McQUIRTER to JOHN W. COWEN We, Reuben and Jane McQuirter, do appoint John W. Cowen of Benton County, as our true and lawful attorney, to act for us and in our name, to convey to any person who will purchase a tract of land lying in Benton County on Birdsong Creek, consisting of fifty acres, being the same land which came to Jane McQuirter, formerly Jane Cowen, from her father, David Cowen, deceased. And we further empower John W. Cowen to take and receive the money for the same or to take notes, and to make deeds to the purchaser for the land. Witness our hands and seals this 30th day of May 1846. Test: Lewis T. Hughes Peter E. Morehead Reuben (X) McQuirter Jane (X) McQuirter

Deed from REUBEN McQUIRTER, JANE McQUIRTER, H. B. HARRIS and MARTHA HARRIS, and JOHN D. COWEN to HENRY GOSSETT We, Reuben McQuirter and Jane McQuirter of Montgomery County, Tennessee, and H. B. Harris and Martha Harris and John D. Cowen of Red River County, Texas, have this day sold, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to us in hand paid by Henry Gossett of Benton County, a tract of land which has descended to us from David W. Cowen, now deceased, lying in Range 7 Section 2, beginning at a poplar with redbud and white oak pointers 189 poles west of the east boundary line of the range and 314 poles north of the south boundary line of the section, running north 125 poles, then west 64 poles, then south 125 poles to a stake, then east 64 poles to the beginning, and containing fifty acres. Witness our hands this 15th day of June 1846. John D. Cowen Reuben McQuirter Jane McQuirter Henry B. Harris Martha Harris

Deed from REUBEN McQUIRTER, JANE McQUIRTER, H. B. HARRIS and MARTHA HARRIS, and JOHN D. COWEN to HENRY GOSSETT We, Reuben McQuirter and Jane McQuirter of Montgomery County, Tennessee, and H. B. Harris and Martha Harris and John D. Cowen of Red River County, Texas, have this day sold, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to us in hand paid by Henry Gossett of Benton County, a tract of land which has descended to us from David W. Cowen, now deceased, lying in Range 7 Section 2, beginning at a poplar with redbud and white oak pointers 189 poles west of the east boundary line of the range and 314 poles north of the south boundary line of the section, running north 125 poles, then west 64 poles, then south 125 poles to a stake, then east 64 poles to the beginning, and containing fifty acres. Witness our hands this 15th day of June 1846. John D. Cowen Reuben McQuirter Jane McQuirter Henry B. Harris Martha Harris

Deed from WILLIAM MIZELL to WILLIAM D. HYER Indenture made this 7th day of June 1845, between William Mizell of Benton County, and William D. Hyer of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Hyer, for a tract of land containing forty acres out of a 160 acre tract granted in the name of Hardy Myzzell, lying on the Tennessee River, beginning at Adam Royles northeast corner Entry No. 87 on the bank of the river, running north 200 poles to a beech on the bank of the river, then west 156 poles, then south 193 poles, then east 135 poles to the beginning. Test: William Wright Thomas Andrews William Mizell

Deed from WYLIE A. MORGAN to DREW A. ASKEW Indenture made this 19th day of October 1843, between Wylie A. Morgan and Drew A. Askew, both of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred and thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents to him in hand paid by Askew, for a tract of land lying near the Tennessee River, Range 8 & 9, Section 7 & 8, it being part of a 1000 acre entry in the name of Obediah Barker, beginning at the extreme southwest corner of the tract, and running north 60 degrees west 196 poles, then west 54 poles, then north 90 poles with the west boundary of the survey, then east 100 poles, then south 33 degrees east 60 poles, then south 47 degrees east 48 poles, then east 54 poles, then south 26 degrees east 104 poles, then south 25 degrees east 13 poles, then 30 degrees east 13 poles, then south 20 degrees east 30 poles, then south 14 degrees east 20 poles in the west boundary of the 1000 acres, then west 72 poles to the beginning, and containing one hundred and seventy acres. Test: A. C. Presson W. A. Morgan

Bill of Sale from DAVID MORRIS to EPHRAIM PERKINS We have this day sold and conveyed to Ephraim Perkins, for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to us in hand paid, a negro girl named Sarah Ann, supposed ;to be fifteen years old the 5th day of September 1846, of dark colour. We warrant her to be sound, healthy, sensible and a slave for life. Witness our hands this 10th day of September 1846. Test: Allen (X) Corbett William K. Perkins David Morris Elizabeth (X) Morris

Bill of Sale from JOHN K. MORRIS, PENELOPE JANE MORRIS and JESSE C. MORRIS We, John K. Morris, Penelope Jane Morris and Jesse C. Morris, all of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and forty dollars to us in hand paid by David Brewer of the same county, have sold to Brewer, all the right and title that we have in two certain negro slaves for life, to wit, Chance, a boy about fourteen years of age; and Harriet, a girl about thirteen years of age, our title being three eighths in each of the slaves above named. Witness our hands this 28th day of September 1846. Test: D.P. Hudson N. J. B. Hudson J. U. Hudson N. Rushing William Smith John Bell John K. Morris Penelope J. Morris Jesse C. Morris

Bill of Sale from WILLIAM NORTHINGTON to JAMES WYLY I, William Northington of Benton County, do sell to James Wyly, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Wyly, a negro woman, a slave for life, named Winny. Witness my hand and seal this 8th day of May 1845.

Deed from NATHANIEL NUNNERY to JONATHAN B. COX Indenture made this 1st day of January 1844, between Nathaniel Nunnery and Jonathan B. Cox, both of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Cox, for a tract of land lying in Range 8 Section 2, beginning 8 poles west from the extreme southeast corner of an occupant entry made in the name of Cade A. Crawley, and runs south 94 poles to a stake, then west 58 poles, then north 94 poles to a stake in the south boundary of the entry in the name of Crawley, then east 58 poles to the beginning. Test: D. P. Hudson C. M. Serratt Nathaniel Nunnery

Bond from N. G. PATE and J. T. SANFORD to RAY S. ORTON We, N. G. Pate and J. T. Sanford of Benton County, have sold to Ray S. Orton of Davidson County, a tract of land lying on the west bank of the Tennessee River, beginning on the bank of the river, then running west 15 poles to a stake, then south to the middle of Cypress Creek, then following the center and meanders of the creek to the Tennessee River, then down the river at low water mark to the beginning, and containing two acres, for the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars; also one other tract of land beginning at Daniel Cherry’s southwest corner of a 228 acre tract, then north, then west, then south, then east to the beginning, so as to include fifty acres. If Pate and Sanford make a good and sufficient deed to the above described land, then they are not bound for the sum of five thousand dollars, otherwise to remain in full force. Witness our hands this 4th day of June 1847. Test: John Brown N. G. Pate J. T. Sanford

Bond from NICHOLAS G. PATE to V. S. ALLEN I, Nicholas G. Pate, bind myself to pay V. S. Allen the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars, in which V. S. Allen has this day purchased of me for $175.00 in payments, on judgments, one in favor of Mason Box, one note on me payable to S. C. Pavatt, and the balance in good cash notes. The payments have been this day made to me a tract of land beginning on the bank of the Tennessee River, the corner of an occupant in the name of E. G. Hackett, and transferred to T. Sanford, and N. G. Pate, then with the line west to the road and crossing the road, then south, then west, then north so as to include 50 acres. If I should make a good title to the land, then this obligation to be void, this 29th day of January 1849. Test: H. M. Brown James Winfield N. G. Pate

Deed from STEVEN C. PAVATT to CHRISTOPHER K. WYLY Indenture made this 1st day of February 1845, between Steven C. Pavatt and his wife Margaret H. Pavatt, all of Carroll County, and Christopher K. Wyly of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to them in hand paid by Wyly, for a tract of land containing two hundred and seventy-six acres, and lying in Range 8 Section 4 and 5 of the 12th District, beginning 10 poles east and 80 poles south from Jacob Browning ’s southeast corner of his 103 ½ acre entry at a stake in a small hollow, running then east 174 poles to a stake, then north 253 ¼ poles, then 174 poles to a stake, then south 253 ¼ poles to the beginning.

Deed from WILLIAM PEARCE to JAMES K. NANCE Indenture made this 16th day of November 1840, between William Pearce and James K. Nance, both of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Nance, for a tract of land lying on Big Sandy in Section 5 Range 6 & 7, beginning at a stake with one beech, red oak and hornbeam pointers standing 7 poles west and 20 poles north of the three mile stake north of the southwest corner of Section 6 Range 7, running south 93 poles to a stake, then east 141 poles to a stake, then north 74 ¼ poles to a stake on the south boundary of the Chickasaw Reservation, then northwest 30 poles to a stake, then west 116 poles to the beginning, and containing eighty acres. Test: Hezekiah Greer A. C. Presson William (X) Pearce

Deed from EPHRAIM PERKINS to HENRY C. CAMP I, Ephraim Perkins of Benton County, have this day conveyed to Henry C. Camp, for the consideration of the sum of ten dollars to me in hand paid, one town lot in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 68. Witness my hand this 19th day of February 1847. Test: James M. Moses S. C. Pavatt Ephraim Perkins

Bill of Sale from JOHN M. PETTY to E. F. WILLS I, John M. Petty of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to me in hand paid by E. F. Wills of the same county, have sold to Wills my interest in five negroes belonging to the estate of Thomas Petty, deceased, to wit, Creecy, aged about 27 years; Susan, aged about 12 years; Caroline, aged about 5 years; George, aged about 3 years; and Nancy Ann, aged about 5 months; all slaves for life, of sound mind and health. Witness my hand this 28th day of May 1844. Test: William Smith Benjamin N. Farrow John M. Petty

Bill of Sale from JAMES PETTY to WILLIE B. REDDIN I, James Petty of Dickson County, and heir of the estate of Thomas Petty, late of Benton Co., deceased, have this day sold to Willie B. Reddin of Dickson County, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Reddin, for all my interest and claim to five negro slaves belonging to the estate of Thomas Petty, deceased. Witness my hand and seal this November 9th 1844. Test: C. H. Crawley J. M. Elmore James D. Petty

Bill of Sale from JAMES D. PETTY, et al, to JACOB WHITEHORSE We, James D. Petty and John H. Wright of Dickson County, George V. Petty of Humphreys County, and E. F. Wills of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars to us in hand paid by Jacob H. Whitehorse of Carroll County, have sold to him a negro girl named Susan, aged eleven years, a slave for life, of sound mind and health. Witness our hands and seals this 3rd day of December 1844. Test: Jeremiah Aikens Daniel L. Settle James D. Petty George Petty J. H. Wright E. F. Wills

Bill of Sale from URIAH PHIFER to JAMES WYLY I, Uriah Phifer of Benton County, have this day, for and in consideration of one thousand dollars to me in hand paid by James Wyly, have sold to Wyly, two negro slaves, to wit, Jesse, a boy aged about fifteen years, and a girl by the name of Mariah, about thirteen years. Witness my hand this 13th day of January 1847. Test: J. C. Pavatt John Phifer Uriah (X) Phifer

Deed from JESSE PICKLER to ANDERSON LASHLEE I, Jesse Pickler, have this day sold to Anderson Lashlee, for the consideration of seventy dollars to me in hand paid by Lashlee, one town lot lying in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 19, lying at the northwest corner of the public square. Witness my hand and seal this 1st day of February 1847. Test: A. C. Presson Levin Cottingham Jesse (X) Pickler

Deed from A. C. PRESSON to CHRISTOPHER K. WYLY I have this day sold to Christopher K. Wyly, for and in consideration of the sum of five dollars to me in hand paid, my tract of land in Benton County, beginning at a red oak 6 poles from the beginning corner of Daniel David’s 160 acre tract, it being a part of said tract, and running about 5 poles to the foot of the hill, then running west a semicircle 60 poles to a walnut, then southwest 80 poles, then 20 poles to a red oak and post oak pointers, then north 60 poles to the beginning, and containing eighteen acres; also my occupant claim of lands form the above named tract, beginning 9 poles south of the northwest corner of Daniel David’s 160 acre tract, and runs then south 76 poles, then west 86 for compliment, and containing 68 12/100 acres. But, this conveyance is made upon the express consideration that I do pay to Christopher K. Wyly, the sum of one hundred dollars on the 5th day of May next, then this deed shall be void, but not otherwise. Witness my hand this 5th day of May 1845. Test: James Wyly John Sharp A. C. Presson

Bill of Sale from JOHN PRESSON to WILLIAM N. PRESSON I, John Presson of Benton County, have this day sold to William N. Presson of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of thirty dollars to me in hand paid by William, for a bay mare and colt, one yoke of steers, the mark disfigured by dogs so it can’t be told; one cart, ten head of sheep marked with two splits in the right ear and swallow forks in the left; one bed and furniture, one table, three yearlings, two big pots, one oven. If John Presson pays the above sum by the 1st of January 1846, then this mortgage to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. Witness my hand and seal this 12th day of April 1845.

Bill of Sale from JOHN T. PRESSON to HENRY STIGALL I, John T. Presson of Benton County, have sold to Henry Stigall of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of six dollars to me in hand paid by Stigall, fourteen head of hogs marked with a smooth cross and under bit and over bit in each ear; also one red heifer. Witness my hand and seal this 26th day of February 1844.

Deed from CALVIN RUSHING to JOSEPH ALSUP Indenture made this 18th day of December 1846, between Calvin Rushing of Benton County, and Joseph Alsup of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand paid by Alsup, for a tract of land lying in Range 7 Section 6, it being an entry made in the name of Thomas L. Floyd by Entry No. 926, beginning 24 ½ poles south from the northeast corner of B. Martin’s occupant, and runs then east 33 poles, then south 8 poles, then east 107 poles to the northwest corner of Isham Jones’ occupant, then south 64 poles to his southwest corner, then east 24 poles, then south 139 poles to a stake, then west 164 poles to a stake, then north 211 poles to the beginning, and containing two hundred acres. Test: John (X) Smalley Elbert Wigul Calvin Rushing

Deed of Trust from DENIS RUSHING to WILLIS RUSHING Indenture made this 27th day of December 1845, between Denis Rushing of Benton County, and Willis Rushing of the same county, in which Denis Rushing is indebted to George W. Farmer for $432.04 by several notes of hand. In order to secure the payment of this debt, Dennis Rushing has conveyed to Willis Rushing, a tract of land containing one hundred and three acres, and including forty acres out of the northwest corner of Willis and Denis Rushing’s 200 acre Entry No. 538, on which Denis Rushing now lives, the residue of the 103 acres, 63 acres included in the following boundaries, beginning at the northwest corner of Willis and Dennis Rushing’s 200 acre entry, runs east 45 poles, then north 30 poles to Robert Thompson ’s entry, then west with Thompson ’s entry 80 poles, then south for quantity, the 40 acres being on the waters of Rushing’s Creek, and in Range 7 Section 5; and also a negro man named Billy, about 25 years old. If Dennis doest pay the above amount by the date due, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force. Test: William Shell J. T. Florence Denis Rushing

Bill of Sale from JANE SAYLES, Executrix of the Estate of JAMES S. SAYLES, deceased, and ELIZABETH S. SAYLES to JAMES GORDAN We, Jane Sayles, Executrix of James S. Sayles, deceased, and Elizabeth S. Sayles of Benton County, have this day sold to James Gordan of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to us in hand paid by Gordon, for one negro slave named Isaac. Witness our hands and seals this 24th day of April 1845.

Deed from JOHN J. AKINS to YOUNG W. ALLEN State of Tennessee, Carroll County I, John J. Akins, have sold to Young W. Allen, for and in consideration of the sum of ninety dollars to me in hand paid, one town lot lying in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 5. Witness my hand this 3rd day of May 1843. Test: D. H. Boyd I. T. Rust John J. Akins

Deed from WYATT ARNOLD to FERNANDIS ARNOLD Indenture made this 17th day of October 1842, between Wyatt Arnold of Benton County, and Fernandis Arnold of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Fernandis, for three tracts of land lying on Beaver Dam Creek, a fork of Cypress Creek, one tract containing ten acres, beginning 20 poles east of Walter Brawler’s northwest corner of Entry No. 269 for 250 acres at a stake near E. Arnold’s five acre entry, running then east 40 poles to a stake in a field, then north 40 poles, then west 40 poles to a stake, then south 40 poles to the beginning, granted by the state of Tennessee to Ephraim Arnold by no. 3774; the other tract of five acres beginning 2 poles north of the southeast corner of the above named 10 acres at a stake in the field, running then east 30 poles to a stake, then north 26 and 2/3 poles to a stake in the field, then west 30 poles, then south 26 and 2/3 poles to the beginning, granted by the state of Tennessee to Ephraim Arnold by No. 3310; and one other tract containing fifty acres, lying in Range 8 Section 4, beginning at a stake in the field at the southeast corner of Entry No. 269 for 10 acres, running east 80 poles, then north 6 poles, then north 34 degrees west 80 poles to a stake in a conditional line between Arnold and C. H. Crawley, then south 34 degrees with the same 60 poles, then west 40 poles to a stake, then south 46 poles, then east 86 poles to the beginning, including and excluding two surveys made in the name of Ephraim Arnold for ten and five acres, the above named fifty acres being granted by the state of Tennessee to Wyatt Arnold, making in all 65 acres. Test: Irvin B. Carnes E. W. Lynch Wyatt Arnold Deed was acknowledged in open court on the 16th day of December 1843, and recorded. DEED BOOK B 1842 – 1849

Deed from DENNIS BARNES to JOHN CROCKETT Indenture made this 17th day of February 1844, between Dennis Barnes of Benton County, and John Crockett of Humphreys County, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Crockett, for a tract of land lying on the waters of Birdsong, and in the 12th District, Range 7 Section 2 & 3, beginning 80 poles east and 22 poles north of the four mile tree east of the northwest corner of Section 2, south 80 poles to a double blackjack on the point of a stony ridge, then east 100 poles to a stake in a small bottom, then north 80 poles, then west 100 poles to the beginning, and containing fifty acres. Test: William Barnes Henry Barnes Dennis (X) Barnes

DEED BOOK B, PAGE 323 Deed from WILLIAM BARNES, Administrator of the Estate of JAMES WYATT, deceased, to NOAH WYATT Indenture made between William Barnes, Administrator of the estate of James Wyatt, deceased, and Noah Wyatt, both of Benton County, for a tract of land lying in Range 8 Section 6, it being part of an entry in the name of James Wyatt, beginning on the northwest corner of the entry, running north 100 poles, then east 60 poles to a stake, then south 120 poles, then east 26 poles to a stake, then north 10 poles to a stake in the first branch, then 45 degrees north of west 8 poles, then 10 degrees east of north 10 poles, then 45 degrees north of west 8 poles to a stake in Crooked Creek, then 15 degrees east of north 27 poles, then east 10 poles, then 10 degrees east of north 40 poles, then 45 degrees north of west 12 poles, then 15 degrees west of north 25 poles, then 45 degrees east of north 38 poles, then east 7 poles to a stake with the meanders of Crooked Creek, then north 70 poles to a stake, then west 124 poles to the beginning, and containing ninety-five acres. Witness his hand this 11th day of January 1848. Test: John W. Davidson A. H. Hawthorne William Barnes, Administrator Deed was acknowledged in open court on the 11th day of January 1848, and registered on the 14th day of January 1848. W. P. Morris, Clerk

Deed from BIRD B. BARNETT to WILLIAM HUBBS Indenture made between Bird B. Barnett of Benton County, and William Hubbs of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and twenty-eight dollars to him in hand paid by Hubbs, for a tract of land containing forty acres, being in the 12th District in Range 8 Section 2 and beginning at the southwest corner of a 200 acre entry entered in the name of Nimrod Murfree, and part of Entry No. 161, running east 50 poles to a stake and 2 red oak pointers, then north 127 poles, then west 50 poles, then south 127 poles to the beginning. Witness his hand this 28th day of January 1842. Test: Jesse Hammonds J. R. Mathews Bird B. Barnett

Deed from BURREL BEARD to HENRY GOSSETT I, Burrel Beard have sold to Henry Gossett, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Gossett, for a tract of l and lying in District No. 2, and containing fifty acres, beginning at a stake with mulberry, walnut and hickory pointers standing at the northwest corner of Entry No. 432 for twenty-five acres in the name of Amos Bruce, running then east 65 poles, then north 123 poles, then west 65 poles, then south 123 poles to the beginning. Witness my hand and seal this 17th day of August 1842. Test: Blake Forehand Allen Gossett Burrel Beard

Deed from BURREL BEARD to JOHN S. WALKER Whereas James Beard, now deceased, on the 6th February 1837, executed to Allen Gossett, a bond in the sum of $650.00 by which he bound himself to make to Allen Gossett a title to two tracts of land lying on the waters of Birdsong Creek. And whereas Allen Gossett assigned the bond for value received on the 26th September 1843 to John Baggett and John S. Walker. Therefore, I, Burrel B. Beard, Administrator of James Beard, deceased, do convey to John S. Walker of Perry County, a tract of l and beginning 69 poles east of the southwest corner of a 50 acre warrant entry in the name of James Beard on the east side of Cane Branch, running east 58 poles to a stake, then north 43 poles to a stake in Birdsong Creek and the southeast corner of a 25 acre entry in the name of James Beard, then east 84 poles to the southeast corner of a 35 acre entry, then north 30 poles to a stake in Birdsong Creek, then 13 degrees south of west 20 poles, then 45 degrees north of west 12 poles, then 30 degrees west of south 30 poles, then 11 degrees west of south 8 poles, then south 16 poles, then 45 degrees south of west 8 poles, then 25 degrees north of west 20 poles, then 22 ½ degrees south of east 24 poles, then south 34 poles, then 22 ½ degrees east of south 10 poles, then 45 degrees south of west 6 poles, then 10 degrees south of west 16 poles to the beginning, and containing nineteen acres. Witness his hand this 5th day of November 1845. Test: A. Hawkins D. N. Burkett Burrel Beard, Administrator

Deed from BURREL BEARD to MARY M. WILSON I, Burrel Beard, have this day conveyed to Mary M. Wilson, for the consideration of twenty dollars to me in hand paid by Mary, for a lot lying in the town of Camden, lying on the west side of the town fronting on Main South Street, extending north and boundary on an alley; the west and alley running on Hugh M. Brown’s, and on the east by Wyly, the land where G. K. Kelsey now lives. Witness my hand this 5th day of November 1845. Test: E. F. Jordan Evans Jordan G. R. Kelsey Burrel Beard

Deed from JOHN BEARD, JR. to JOHN C. MARQUIS Indenture made this 26th day of December 1843, between John Beard, jr., of Benton County, and John C. Marquis of Perry County, Tennessee, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Marquis, for a tract of land lying on Eagle Creek, the waters of the Tennessee River, in Range 8 Section 1 of the 12th District, beginning at the southwest corner of Entry No. 1200, and containing 192 acres, runs north 162 poles, then east 9 degrees south on the east boundary line of the tract, then south 131 poles to the southeast corner of the same, then west to the beginning, and containing one hundred and thirty-two acres. Test: R. M. Jordan Burrel Beard John Beard

Deed from JOHN BEARD to JOHN C. MENZIES Indenture made this 10th day of November 1846, between John Beard of Benton County, and John C. Menzies of Decator County, Tennessee, for a tract of land containing sixty-two and a half acres, for the consideration of four hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Menzies, the tract lying in Range 8 Section 1, beginning at a stake standing 80 poles south and 10 poles west of the first mile tree east of the northwest corner of the section, running south 82 poles, then 1 degree south of east 127 poles on the east boundary line of an entry for 192 acres, then north 93 poles, then west 125 1/10 poles to the beginning. Test: Robert H. Heathorn Thomas H. Kelly John Beard

Mortgage from REUBEN S. BEASLEY to MARTHA ANN and MARY JANE WOOD Whereas I, Reuben S. Beasley of Benton County, became indebted to Martha Ann Wood and Mary Jane Wood for the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, and whereas the sum is still due and owing and I am desirous that the money should be made safe and secure to them, I do sell to them the following property, to wit, one claim of 235 acres of occupant land, the place where I now live; also two head of cattle, twelve head of sheep, twenty head of hogs, and two beds and bed clothing. It is distinctly understood that if I should pay the above sum within six months, that this mortgage to be void, else to remain in full force. Witness my hand and seal this 21st day of July 1845. Test: D. P. Hudson A. Lashlee Reuben S. Beasley

Deed from ANDREW J. BENTON to JOSEPH M. BENTON I, Andrew J. Benton, have this day sold to Joseph M. Benton, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and seventy-five dollars to me in hand paid, a tract of land lying in District 7, and containing one hundred and twenty-five acres, being part of a survey of 1160 acres granted by the state of Tennessee to Edward Wilson and James Currie, beginning near the Indian Pond, it being John W. Hill’s southwest corner, running west 186 poles to a stake on the west boundary line of the original survey, then north with the boundary 110 poles to a stake, then east 186 poles to a stake, then south 111 poles to the beginning. Witness my hand and seal this 31st day of January 1846. Test: J. W. Hill J. N. Hill Andrew Benton

Deed from SAMUEL BENTON to ETHELDRED MELTON Indenture made this 29th day of January 1844, between Samuel Benton and Etheldred Melton, both of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand paid by Melton, for a tract of land beginning on a sugar tree standing on the bank of the Tennessee River at low water mark, the northeast corner of an 80 acre tract conveyed from Alex Grayson to John W. Hill, then west 156 poles, then north 102 ½ poles to a stake, then west 156 poles to a stake, then north 51 ½ poles to a stake, then east 312 poles to an ash on the bank of the Tennessee River, then south and up the river with its meanders to the beginning, and containing two hundred acres, being part of a tract by Entry No. 221 made in the name of James Currie and E. Wilson in the 9th Range 5th Section. Test: George W. Farmer W. W. H. Holland Samuel Benton

Deed from SAMUEL BENTON to ISCHABOD FARMER Indenture made this 13th day of February 1843, between Samuel Benton of Benton County, and Ichabod Farmer of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and forty dollars to him in hand paid by Farmer, for a tract of land bounded and beginning on the northwest corner of John W. Hill’s 80 acre tract of land conveyed to him by Alexander Gwin, and on the northeast corner of an 80 acre tract conveyed from Alexander Gwin to Willie Byrd, and on the south boundary of Samuel Benton’s 300 acre tract in the 9th Range and 5th Section near the Tennessee River, running west 156 poles to a stake; on the west boundary line of the 1160 acre entry made in the name of James Currie and E. Wilson, then north 102 ½ poles to a stake, then east 156 poles to a stake, then south 102 ½ to the beginning, and containing one hundred acres. Test: George W. Farmer John B. Farmer Samuel Benton

Deed from MOSES CHRISTEN BERRY to FRANCIS BABER Indenture made this 30th day of June 1845, between Moses Christenberry of Henderson County, Tennessee, and Francis Baber of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and eighty-five dollars to him in hand paid by Baber, for a tract of land lying in Benton and Perry Counties, in Range 7 Section 1, beginning at two poplars standing at the northwest corner of Entry No. 701, running then east 156 2/3 poles to a stake, then south 75 27/47 poles to a stake, then west 156 2/3 poles, then north 75 27/47 poles to the beginning, being part of Entry 701, and containing seventy-four acres. Test: W. F. Dohrety Burrel Beard Moses Christenberry

Deed from JAMES J. BOSWELL to JAMES J. FARMER Indenture made this 11th day of July 1844, between James J. Boswell of Stewart County, and James J. Farmer of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty-two dollars and fifty cents to him in hand paid by Farmer, for a tract of land lying in Range 9 Section 5, beginning at a stake at the southwest corner of an 1160 acre entry made in the name of James Currie and E. Wilson, and being part of the entry, and runs east 164 poles to the southwest corner of John W. Hill’s tract deeded to Hill by Alexander Gwin, then north with his west boundary line 80 poles, then west 164 poles to the southwest corner of 100 acre deeded to Ichabod Farmer by Samuel Benton, then south 80 poles to the beginning, and containing eighty-two acres. Test: Elisha Jackson John A. Farmer James J. Boswell

Deed from DAVID BREWER, Sheriff, to WILLIS C. THOMPSON Whereas Willis C. Thompson recovered a judgment for the sum of forty dollars’ debt against John Atchison on the 17th day of October 1845. In order to satisfy the judgment, a town lot in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 70, was sold at public auction. The lot was purchased by Willis C. Thompson, the highest bidder, for the sum of fifty dollars and ninety-six cents. Witness my hand and seal this 5th day of July 1847. Test: A. C. Presson Isaac Anderson Brewer, Sheriff

Deed from DAVID BREWER, Sheriff, to G. C. CONRAD Whereas George C. Conrad recovered a judgment for the sum of $105.51 in a suit against Peter Fry before Robert Draughon, an active justice for Robertson County, on the 27th February 1845. In order to satisfy the judgment, a tract of land belonging to Peter Fry, lying in Range 8 Section 2, beginning at a black hickory, cherry and red oak 150 poles north 320 poles west of the southeast corner of the section, running east 320 poles to a chestnut, poplar and white oak on the east boundary line of the section, then north with the line 160 poles, then west crossing Eagle Creek at 25 poles 320 poles north, then south crossing Eagle Creek again, to the beginning, was sold at public auction. The tract of land was purchased by George C. Conrad, the highest bidder, for the sum of one hundred and twenty-two dollars and twenty-one cents. Given under my hand this 6thd ay of May 1846.

Deed from DAVID BREWER, Sheriff, to EPHRAIM PERKINS I, David Brewer, Sheriff of Benton County, have sold to Ephraim Perkins at the house of Thomas Jones, at public auction on two executions in favor of Saunders & Martain, the following negroes, the property of Thomas Jones, one negro man named Peter, three negro boys, Washington, Henry and Squire; one negro woman named Charity; one negro woman named Jale and her child. Perkins, being the highest bidder, purchased the negroes for the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars. Witness my hand this 4th day of May 1844. D. Brewer, Sheriff

Deed from DAVID BREWER, Sheriff, to ALVIN HAWKINS Whereas Jesse Hammond, Executor of Nancy Harrison, deceased, recovered a judgment for the sum of $237.75 against Stephen C. Pavatt on the 1st September 1843. In order to satisfy the judgment, the following tracts of land were sold at public auction, one tract containing 3050 acres in Benton County in District No. 1, beginning at a sugar tree, white oak and hickory, white oak marked W. T., running south 1000 poles, then east to the Tennessee River, then down the river with its meanders to the beginning. The tract of land was purchased by Alvin Hawkins, the highest bidder, for the sum of five dollars. Also one other tract in Benton County in District 1, beginning on two small Spanish oaks 180 poles north and 900 poles from the southwest corner of Section 3 Range 8, running west 160 poles, then north crossing Birdsong Creek at 75 poles, in all 160 poles, then east crossing Birdsong Creek 75 poles, in all 160 poles, then south 160 poles to the beginning, and containing one hundred and sixty acres. This tract of land was purchased by Alvin Hawkins, the highest bidder for the sum of two hundred and six and a quarter dollars. Also one other tract in Benton County in District 6, containing one hundred and seventy-four acres, which was purchased by Alvin Hawkins, the highest bidder, for the sum of $1.43; also one other tract in Benton County beginning190 poles south and 50 poles west of the southeast corner of H. Wade’s 640 acre tract, running west 280 poles, then and for complement, containing three hundred and sixty-one acres. This tract was purchased by Alvin Hawkins, the highest bidder, for the sum of $1.68; also one other tract lying in Benton County, District No. 2, containing two hundred and seventy-four acres, also being purchased by Alvin Hawkins for $.50, for a total of $10.68 ¾ to me in hand paid by Alvin Hawkins, this 8th day of March 1845. Test: B. Barfield H. M. Brown D. Brewer, Sheriff

Deed from LEWIS BREWER to JOHN McGLOGHAN I, Lewis Brewer of Benton County, have this day sold to John McGloghan of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred dollars to me in hand paid by McGloghan, for a tract of land containing one hundred and fifty-eight acres, beginning on the east boundary of Nicholas Brewer’s entry 20 poles north of the southeast corner of the tract, running then east 200 poles, then south 128 poles, then west 200 poles, then north 128 poles to the beginning. Witness my hand this 30th day of January 1847. Test: John Wyatt D. Brewer Lewis Brewer

DEED BOOK B, PAGE 322 Deed from DAVID BREWER, Sheriff, to THOMAS JONES Whereas a judgment was given in favor of the state on the 14th January 1841 for $15.00 for the taxes due for the years 1838, 1839, and 1840 against the land of which William A. Sharpe is the refuted owner. To satisfy the judgment, the tract of land, containing 200 acres, being in District 8, beginning at the southwest corner of a lot of land deeded to Calvin Reddick, and runs north with the west boundary of 640 acres in the name of Tharp & Jenkins, 180 poles to a stake, the northwest corner of the same, then east with its north boundary 240 poles to the northeast corner, then south with the east boundary 65 poles to a stake, then west 27 ½ poles to a stake, then south 115 poles to a stake, then west to and with the north boundary of Reddick’s lot 142 ½ poles to the beginning, was sold at public auction. The purchaser was Thomas Jones, Sheriff of Benton County, at the time, for the sum of $15.66, who transferred the tract of land to David Brewer. Witness my hand this 8th day of January 1848. Test: W. A. Steele F. R. Reeves D. Brewer, Sheriff Deed was acknowledged in open court on the 8th day of January 1848, and registered. W. P. Morris, Clerk

Deed from EDWARD BROCK to C. K. WYLY Indenture made this 25th day of May 1847, between C. K. Wyly of Benton County, and Edward Brock of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Wyly, for a lot lying in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lots No. 28, 28, 50, and 51.

DEED BOOK B, PAGE 325 Agreement Between ELIZABETH BROUGHTON and ORISON G. COMBS Be it remembered that on this 5th January 1848, it is agreed between Elizabeth Broughton and Orison G. Combs, that Combs on his part agrees to furnish Elizabeth with a tract of land somewhere in the neighborhood, to contain at least twenty-five acres, and to make her a title to the same during her natural life, with a comfortable house to dwell in, with other necessary outhouses sufficient for her necessity and comfort, to which must be attached a sufficient well of water or other water sufficient for herself and what family she may have. He is also to furnish her with a negro woman or girl to wait upon or serve her. Combs also binds himself to furnish her with a sufficiency of meal, meat, sugar, coffee, and all other necessaries of life, which is to be set apart by David Brewer and D. P. Hudson each year and furnished by Combs for her own use during her lifetime, year after year, the lands and dwellings to be furnished by Combs in a reasonable time, giving him an opportunity to purchase and sink a well, and not to extend longer than four months. And Elizabeth Broughton, on her part, binds herself to convey on Orison G. Combs her life estate in the following negroes, to wit, Moses, aged about 3 years; Lucy, aged about 34 years, and her infant child Eliza, aged 14 years; Lewis, aged about 11 years; and John, Sam and Ann, about seven years of age, which slaves were willed to her by her husband, John Broughton, in his lifetime. Elizabeth further agrees that Combs have the use and benefit of her wagon which is now in the possession of Combs. And Elizabeth further agrees to dismiss her bill of attachment lately filed in the Clerk’s Office. They bind themselves each to the other in the sum of one thousand dollars. Test: D. P. Hudson D. Brewer J. W. Utley Elizabeth (X) Broughton Orison G. Combs Agreement was acknowledged in open court on the 8th January 1848, and registered on the 18th day of January 1848.

Bill of Sale from JOHN M. BROWNING to C. K. WYLY I, John Browning of Benton County, have this day, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to me in hand paid by C. K. Wyly, sold to Wyly, all my undivided interest in four negro slaves, to wit, George, Julia, Jane and Sophia, being the undivided interest in Burrel Lashlee’s youngest children by his last wife, and the interest I now sell to Wyly is the part coming to me through my wife Temperance Browning, formerly Temperance Lashlee, one of the heirs of Burrel. Witness my hand this 13th day of January 1847. Test: John Sharp John P. Nolan J. Browning

Bill of Sale from JOHN M. BROWNING to ELBERT WIGUL I, John M. Browning of Benton County, have this day sold to Elbert Wigul, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Wigul, for my interest in a tract of land belonging to the estate of Burrel Lashlee, deceased, to wit, George, Julia, Jane, Sophia, and shares being the undivided interest in Burrel Lashlee’s young children by his wife, and the interest which I convey being the interest of my wife Temperance Browning for Molly Temperance Lashlee. Witness my hand this 6th day of April 1847.

Deed from AMOS BRUCE to HENRY GOSSETT I, Amos Bruce, have this day conveyed to Henry Gossett, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and sixty-five dollars to me in hand paid by Gossett, for a tract of land lying in District No. 2, and containing thirty-seven and a half acres, beginning 60 poles north of the northwest corner of Entry No. 340, running then south 60 poles, then east 60 poles to the northeast corner of Entry No. 340, then south 30 poles to a poplar root in the field, then east 33 poles, then 23 degrees west of north 92 poles to a stake, then west to the beginning. Witness my hand and seal this 19th day of August 1842. Test: Blake Forehand Allen Gossett Amos Bruce

Deed from DANIEL BUCKHANNON to JOHN BUCKHANNON Indenture made this 18th day of November 1844, between Daniel Buckhannon and John Buckhannon, both of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to him in hand paid by John, for a tract of land lying in Range 7 Section 1, it being the west half of a 160 acre entry granted in the name of Daniel Buckhannonn, beginning on the northwest corner of the entry, running then east 113 poles and 3 links to a stake, running then south 113 poles and 3 links, then west 113 poles and 3 links to the southwest corner of the entry, then north 113 poles and 3 links to the beginning, and containing eighty acres. Test: William Greer Aaron Clement Daniel Buckhannon

Deed from EPHRAIM BURKETT to EVANS JORDAN Indenture made between Ephraim Burkett of Benton County, and Evans Jordan of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand paid by Jordan, for a tract of land containing ninety-four acres, lying in the 12th District, in Range 7 and Section 1, and founded on Warrant No. 1068, which is entered in the name of the heirs of George Cummins, beginning at the southeast corner of the tract, then north with the east boundary line 160 poles to the northeast corner, then west and south, and so as to include the quantity. Witness his hand and seal this 27th day of November 1840. Test: E. F. Jordan Elisha Rogers Ephraim (X) Burkett

Deed from EPHRAIM BURKETT to ALFRED R. TIPPITT Indenture made between Ephraim Burkett of Benton County, and Alfred R. Tippitt of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred d9ollars to him in hand paid by Tippitt, for a tract of land containing fifty acres, lying in the 12th District in Range 8 Section 1, founded on Warrant No. 2261, which land is entered in the name of John Townsend, beginning at a hickory with post oak pointers standing at the northeast corner of his occupant entry No. 1822, and runs west 80 poles, then south 100 poles, then east 80 poles to a stake, then north 100 poles to the beginning, so as to include the quantity. Witness his hand and seal this 10th day of September 10th 1844. Test: Whitfield Tippitt Addison W. Tippitt Ephraim (X) Burkett

Deed from H. C. CAGE, N. MULHOLLAN and JOSEPH B. MALLORY to E. T. SHIELDS Indenture made this 6th day of December 1845, between H. C. Cage, N. Mulhollan and Joseph B. Mallory, all of Shelby County, city of Memphis, of the first part, and E. T. Shields of the same county and city, of the second part, and H. H. Scherffelin & Co. of the city of New York, state of New York of the third part, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to them in hand paid, for the consideration and for the purposes named and set forth, have this day sold to E. T. Shields, all the drugs, medicines, paints, oils, dyes and glassware belonging to the drug establishment in the town of Memphis known as the drug store of Mallory & Mulhollan to the value of $2591.00; and also one tract of land lying in Benton County on the waters of the Tennessee River, opposite the mouth of Duck River, being a part of a survey granted to Thomas Mulhollan, Sr., by the state of North Carolina for 1350, on which he now resides. Cage and Mulhollan do covenant with Shields that they have a good right to convey the same, and that they will warrant the title to Shields. Nevertheless, the conveyance is made in trust, for which Cage and Mulholland are justly indebted to the firm of H. H. Scherffelin & Co. for the sum of $2534.48 by two promissory notes executed by Cage and Mulhollan and by the firm name of H. C. Cage & Co. on the 15th September 1844, respectively payable on the face to Joseph B. Outlaw & Co. or order and by Outlaw & Co. endorsed to H. H. Scherffelin & Co. Whereas, Cage and Mulhollan are desirous to secure the payment of the money which is due on the 25th December 1846. If they do pay the payment by the date due, then this deed of trust to be void, else to remain in full force. Test: H. H. Kerr James Rose, Jr. James B. Mallory N. M. M. Mulhollan E. J. Shields

Mortgage from MARCELLUS CAIN to THOMAS A. PRESSON Indenture made this 24th day of June 1845, between Marcellus Cain of Benton County, and Thomas A. Presson of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and twenty-seven dollars and fifty cents to him in hand paid by Presson, for a tract of land containing twenty-two and one half acres granted to Cain by the state of Tennessee, lying in Range 7 Section 4, beginning at the southwest corner of an occupant in the name of Mary Hood, running south 40 poles to a stake, then west 20 poles to a stake, then south 120 poles, then east 89 poles, then south 34 poles to the northwest corner of Presson’s occupant, then east with his north boundary line 128 poles, then north 86 poles, then west 17 poles, then north 108 poles, then west 180 poles to the beginning; and two heifer yearlings marked with cross and under bits in the right ear and cross and under bit in the left. If Marcellus Cain does truly pay to Thomas A. Presson the sum of two hundred and twenty-four dollars and 25 cents by the 1st day of January 1847, then this deed to be void, else to remain in full force. Test: Allen (X) Crosnoe A. C. Presson Marcellus (X) Cain

Deed from IRVINE B. CARNES to GIBSON CRAIGHEAD I, Irvine B. Carnes, in consideration of the sum of eighty-seven dollars and fifty cents to me in hand paid by Gibson Craighead, do convey all my right and title to a lot lying in the town of Camden, fronting the lot of James Gordon on the north side of Main Street, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 42, otherwise known as the John Davis lot. Witness my hand this 22nd day of March 1847. Test: A. F. Routon T. A. Douglass Irvine B. Carnes

Deed from IRVINE B. CARNES to HARVEY LOUTHER Indenture made this 3rd day of October 1845, between Irvine B. Carnes of Benton County, and Harvey Louther of Henry County, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand paid by Louther, for a tract of land lying on Cane Creek, beginning at a poplar stump on the bank of the creek at Thomas Jones’ corner, running then east 63 poles to a stake in the lane between them, then south 9 degrees east 24 poles to a stake on the south bank of the creek in the lane, then south 35 degrees east 27 poles, then south 10 poles, then west 87 poles to the southwest corner of a 39 acre tract entered by B. Beard, of which this is a part, then north 57 poles to the beginning, and containing twenty-three and a half acres. Test: A. R. Carnes W. P. Morris Irvine B. Carnes

Power of Attorney from GEORGE CATHEY and ANNA CATHEY to ANDREW CATHEY We, George Cathey and Anna Cathey, his wife, late Anna Graham, daughter of John Graham, deceased, late of Benton County, of the county of Tishmingo and state of Mississippi, have appointed Andrew Cathey of Tishmingo County, as our lawful attorney, to act for us and in our name, to recover and take possession from of all manner of lawful ways and means whatsoever, of all the lands, tenements and other real estate to which we are entitled or on which we may be interested, the said Anna as child and heir of John Graham, deceased, and George, in his right as husband of Anna; and also for and in the name of us to denounce, sue for and recover by all lawful ways and means whatsoever, from all persons it may concern, any sums of money, goods and effects which we entitled or may be entitled, belonging to the estate of John Graham, deceased; and also in our names to sell and dispose of all property recovered, giving us the money obtained from such sale. Witness our hands and seals this 27th day of May 1845.

Decree of MARIA CHEATHAM, et al to AMBROSE GRAYSON State of Tennessee, Chancery Court at Huntingdon, August Term 1843. Maria Cheatham, David F. Cheatham, William C. Cheatham, John J. Cheatham, James M. Cheatham by their friend John F. Swayne. Be it remembered Ambrose Grayson, that the cause came to be heard before the Hon. Andrew McCampbell on the 9th day of August 1843 on complainant bill, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court from complain ant’s bill that Thomas Cheatham, late husband of Maria, and father of David F., William C., John J. and James M., departed this life in March 1841, interested that Thomas was the adopted child of Vezey Fernell, whereby his last will had bequeathed to Thomas a tract of land lying in Benton County, containing two hundred and fifty acres, being the tract on which Fernell resided, lying on the bank of the Tennessee River at Weems’ Ferry, to belong to Thomas in fee simple after the death of Fernell’s wife, then living. And it is further appearing that the wife of Fernell departed this life soon after the execution of the will, and that Fernell also departed this life in the lifetime of Thomas, leaving the will in full force. And it further appearing by will that in some very short time before the death of Thomas, Seft Grayson, a son-in-law of Fernell, by threats and by fraud prevailed on Thomas to execute to him a deed of conveyance for 200 acres of land, 50 acres of it having been previously sold to William Roe, and that in consideration in fact passed or was given by Grayson to Thomas for deed, and that none has been paid. And it further appearing that publication has been made and the bill regularly taken for confessed against Grayson, it is therefore ordered and adjudged that the title to 200 acres of land be, and it is hereby ordered out of Grayson and vested in Complainants as though Thomas had died intestate seized of the land; that deed of conveyance be annulled, set aside and for nothing held, and that the complainant, Maria, deliver up to Grayson any written evidence she may have of the pretended consideration to be given for the land and that Complainants pay the costs and have their degree against Grayson for the same.

Deed from THOMAS CHEATHAM and AMBROSE GRAYSON to J. W. WYMMS Indenture made this 12th day of March 1839, between Thomas Cheatham and Ambrose Grayson of Benton County, and J. W. Wymms of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of twenty dollars to them in hand paid by Wymms, for a tract of land, being part of a tract deeded or willed by Veazy Fernell to Thomas Cheatham, being in Range 8 Section 8, and containing ten acres, beginning on the northwest corner of Thomas Cheatham ’s tract of land which is to commence at a point in the form of an iron wedge at the small and south of east wider to the bank of the Tennessee River, so as to contain ten acres. Test: W. G. Wymms John McGlohan Thomas (X) Cheatham Ambrose Grayson

Power of Attorney from JOHN CLARK to JAMES CANTERBERRY I, John Clark of Choctaw County, Mississippi, have appointed James Canterberry of Mississippi, as my true and lawful attorney, to act for me and in my name, and to sell and convey unto such persons, and for such price and such terms and conditions as he may think fit and expedient, to a lot lying in the town of Camden, Benton County, Tennessee, and to make a sufficient deed to the same. Witness my hand this 31st day of October 1846.

Deed from COMMISSIONERS to HENRY C. CAMP We, the Commissioners for the town of Camden, have sold to Henry C. Camp, for the consideration of one hundred dollars to us in hand paid by Camp, one town lot lying in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town as Lot No. 40 on the northwest side of the square in the town of Camden. Witness my hand this 1st day of February 1847.

Deed from COMMISSIONERS to JOHN TRAVIS We, the Commissioners for the town of Camden, have sold to John Travis, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to us in hand paid by Travis, a town lot lying in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 20, lying on the west side of the public square. Witness our hands this 11th day of October 1842. Test: Milton L. Travis W. M. Sarratt Thomas Jones Leven Cottingham John W. Davidson Deed was acknowledged in open court on the 22nd day of March 1843, and registered on the 8th day of January 1845. W. P. Morris, Clerk

Deed from COMMISSIONERS to IRVINE B. CARNES Indenture made between the Commissioners for the town of Camden and Irvine B. Carnes, for the consideration of one hundred and fifty dollars in hand paid by Carnes, for town lots lying in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 52, 55, and 41. Witness our hands this 3rd day of May 1847. Test: D.P. Hudson William Guinn John W. Davidson Thomas Jones Levin Cottingham

Deed from COMMISSIONERS to WILLIAM PICKETT We, the Commissioners for the town of Camden, have sold to William Pickett, for the consideration of one hundred dollars to them in hand paid by Pickett, for a lot lying in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 12. Witness our hands this 10th day of January 1848. John W. Davidson Levin Cottingham Thomas Jones

Deed from COMMISSIONERS to ASBERRY McELYEA We, the Commissioners for the town of Camden, have this day sold to Asberry McElyea, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and seventy dollars to us in hand paid by McElyea, for a lot lying in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 53, lying on the southeast of Main Street, it being the lot that Irvin B. Carnes now lives on. Witness my hand and seal this day in April 1844.

Deed from COMMISSIONERS to HEIRS of SMITH CRIDDLE, deceased We, the Commissioners for the town of Camden, have sold to the Heirs of Smith Criddle, deceased, for and in consideration of the sum of forty-one dollars to them in hand paid by the Heirs, a lot lying in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 71, it being the same lot purchased by R. L. Davis, and by Davis first improved and occupied. Witness our hands this 15th day of July 1847. Levin Cottingham John W. Davidson Thomas Jones

Deed of Gift from JAMES CRABB to HILLERY CRABB For the love and affection I entertain for Hillery Crabb, I do convey to him my tract of land in Benton County, District 1, containing forty-one acres, bounded on the north by the lands belonging to the heirs of Joseph Fry, on the west by the lands of Bird B. Barnett, and on the south and east by occupant land. However, the gift is made to Hillery Crabb for the following terms, in that Hillery Crabb is bound to maintain me and my wife during our natural lives from the proceeds of the lands, and after maintaining me and my wife, the remainder of the proceeds of the land to be held by Hillery Crabb for his own use and benefit. Given under my hand and seal this 8th day of November 1845. Test: Thomas R. Jett M. Fry James (X) Crabb

DEED BOOK B, PAGE 327 Deed from COMMI SSIONERS to WILLIAM PICKETT We, the Commissioners for the town of Camden, have sold to William Pickett, for the consideration of one hundred dollars to them in hand paid by Pickett, for a lot lying in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 12. Witness our hands this 10th day of January 1848. John W. Davidson Levin Cottingham Thomas Jones Deed was acknowledged in open court on the 12th January 1848, and registered on the 26th day of January 1848. W. P. Morris, Clerk

Mortgage from JAMES C. CREWS to HENRY NICELAR Indenture made this 27th day of January 1845, between James C. Crews and Henry Nicelar, both of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Nicelar, for one bed and clothing and stead, cupboard, one table, one clock, one check reel, a library of books of divers description, one chest, one saddle, five chairs, one heifer yearling, two sows and pigs, four shoats, two bench planes, one hand saw, one drawing knife, my half of two pair of mill stones, and iron and running works, half of one saw mill and running works and iron, half one bolling chest and running works, one cow and calf, in trust nevertheless. Whereas James C. Crews is indebted to Henry Nicelar for the sum of one hundred dollars by note dated November 23, 1844, and is payable the 1st day of January 1847; and is further indebted to divers other persons to an amount greater than he will be able to pay, and being anxious to secure Henry Nicelar in the payment of him in preference to his other creditors. If Crews shall truly pay the debt when it shall become due and payable, then this conveyance is to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. Test: John (X) McGill William W. Crews James C. Crews

Deed from JOHN CROCKER to IRVIN B. CARNES Indenture made this 2nd day of August 1839, between John Crocker of Hardeman County, Tennessee, and Irvin B. Carnes of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and nineteen dollars to him in hand paid by Carnes, for a tract of land lying on both sides of Cypress Creek, beginning on the side of a hill 110 poles east of the northwest corner of a tract of 166 acres deeded by Samuel McCorkle, Artarcas and Zephaniah Collins, running then east 79 poles, then south 170 poles, then west 79 poles, then north 170 poles to the beginning, and containing seventy-three acres. Test: John Davis Allen (X) Suter John Crocker

Deed from HUGH CURRIE to JOHN PHIFER I, Hugh Currie, have this day sold to John Phifer, for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand dollars to me in hand paid by Phifer, a tract of land lying in District 7, and containing three hundred and sixty acres, being part of a survey of 1160 acres granted to Edward Wilson and James Currie by Grant No. 24952, and located by William Currie, beginning on the southeast corner of a tract of James M. Reeves on the bank of the Tennessee River, and running up the river with its meanders 180 poles on the bank of the river, then west 320 poles to a stake, then north 180 poles to James M. Reaves’ southwest corner, then east with the line to the beginning. Witness my hand and seal this 19th day of March 1842. Test: Samuel Benton Andrew J. Benton Allen Petty, Attorney Deed was acknowledged in open court on the 15th day of January 1845, and recorded the 17th day of January 1845

Deed from MARGARET CURRIE to SAMUEL BENTON Indenture made this 7th day of December 1837, between Margaret Currie of Benton County, and Samuel Benton of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred and fifty dollars to her in hand paid by Benton, for a tract of land lying in Range 9 Section 5, Entry 221 and entered in the name of Eva Wilson and James Currie, lying on the Tennessee River, beginning on the bank of the river at low water mark, the northeast corner of 150 acres of land conveyed from William Currie, running west 326 poles to a stake, then north and east to the river, then up the river with its meanders to the beginning so as to include three hundred acres. Test: Abraham (X) Belyen Joseph Benton Margaret Currie

Deed from FRANCIS W. DANCEY, et al, to GEORGE W. FARMER Indenture made this 9th day of October 1844, between Francis W. Dancey and his wife Rebecca E. Dancey, formerly Rebecca E. Mason of Marshall County, Mississippi; and Mary Jane S. Stoddert, formerly Mary Jane S. Mason; and Joseph D. Mason of Madison County, Tennessee, to George W. Farmer of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to them in hand paid by Farmer, for a tract of land lying in Range 9 Section 5 on the west bank of the Tennessee River, beginning at a small hickory standing on the bank of the Tennessee River 42 poles with the meanders of the river below the northeast corner of R. W. Williams’ 8 acre entry, running then west 101 poles to a stake, then south 121 poles to a stake with one white oak and red oak pointers standing on the Tennessee River, then down the river with its meanders north 39 degrees east 36 poles, north 49 degrees east poles to Williams’ tract, then west with his north boundary line 25 poles and 5 links to his southwest corner, then north 50 poles 10 links to his northwest corner, then east 25 poles and 5 links to his northeast corner, then south 50 poles and 10 links to his southeast corner, then down the river with its meanders north 40 degrees east 34 poles north 36 degrees east 22 poles to the beginning, and containing thirty and three-fourth acres. F. W. Dancey Rebecca E. Dancey Mary J. S. Stoddert Joseph D. Mason

Deed from ABRAHAM DAVIDSON to JOSEPH and JOHN DAVIDSON Indenture made this 15th day of January 1845, between Abraham Davidson and Joseph Davidson and John Davidson, all of Benton County, in which Abraham has sold to Joseph and John Davidson, twenty-seven and one-fourth acres, survey being granted to Hudson Davidson in two grants, one for twelve acres and a quarter and the other grant for 15 acres conveyed to Abraham Davidson by Hudson Davidson, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to him in hand paid by Joseph and John, for a tract of land lying in Range 8 Section 2, both grants joining and bounded as follows, viz, the 15 acre tract beginning 86 poles south and 80 poles west of Martin Hardin’s southeast corner, running south 69 ¾ poles to a stake, then east 34 ¾ poles to a stake, then north 69 ¾ poles, then west 39 ¾ poles to the beginning; also one grant for 12 ¼ acres beginning on the west boundary line of the 15 acre entry in the name of Hudson Davidson, 11 poles north of the southwest corner of the 15 acre entry, running then west 62 poles, then north 31 2/3 poles to a stake in the open barren, then east 62 poles to a stake in Hudson Davidson ’s field in the west boundary line of the 15 acre entry, then south 31 2/3 poles to the beginning. Test: Josiah P. Arnold Wyatt Arnold Abraham Davidson

Deed from SARAH DAVIS to MICHAEL FRY I, Sarah Davis of Williamson County, have sold to Michael Fry of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Fry, for all my right and title to the estate of Joseph Fry, deceased, considering in part of land and money, it being my entire interest in the estate. I do covenant with Michael Fry that I am entitled to a distribution share in the estate and have a good right to convey the same. Witness my hand this 3rd day of November 1845.

Deed of Gift from THOMAS A. DOUGLASS to ALEXANDER W. DOUGLASS I, Thomas A. Douglass, of Benton County, for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have for my son Alexander W. Douglass, I do convey to him, a boy slave named Erasmus, aged about seventeen years. Witness my hand and seal this 22nd day of February 1847. Test: M. L. Travis A. F. Routon Thomas A. Douglass

Deed from ROBERT C. ELLIS and JOHN H. HUDSON to ANDERSON LASHLEE Indenture made this 1st day of June 1844, between Robert C. Ellis of Sumner County, and John H. Hudson of Benton County, and Anderson Lashlee of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to them in hand paid by Lashlee, for a tract of land containing one hundred acres, lying in the 5th District, beginning at the southwest corner of a 2000 acre tract granted by the state of Tennessee to Chambers Cummins and Crockett, it being the beginning corner of a tract granted by the state of Tennessee to chamberlain Hudson, and by whom the 100 acres was willed to them, running then north 72 poles, then west 219 ½ poles to a stake, then south 72 ½ poles to a stake, then east 219 ½ poles to the beginning. Test: J. T. Florence Irvine B. Carnes R. C. Ellis John H. Hudson

Power of Attorney from R. C. ELLIS to JOHN H. HUDSON I, R. C. Ellis, do appoint John H. Hudson, as my attorney, to act for me and in my name, to sell and convey to any persons my part of a tract of land in Benton County, containing fifty acres, beginning at the beginning corner of a 590 acre tract granted to Chamberlin Hudson which was willed to me, runs north and west to the western line of the tract so as to include fifty acres; and receive the money or notes for the same, and make a deed to the purchaser. Witness my hand this 30th day of January 1844.

Deed from JAMES J. FARMER to JOHN W. HILL I, James J. Farmer, have this day sold to John W. Hill, for the consideration of two hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Hill, a tract of land lying in District 7, and containing eighty-two acres, being part of a survey of 1160 acres granted by the state of Tennessee to Edward Wilson and James Currie and located by William Currie by Grant No. 24952, beginning at a stake at the southwest corner of the survey, running east with the south boundary line 164 poles to John W. Hill’s corner, then north with Hill’s line 80 poles, then west 164 poles to the boundary line of the original survey, then south with the line to the beginning. Witness my hand and seal this 26th day of January 1846. Test: Joseph M. Benton James N. Hill James J. Farmer

Deed from WILLIAM FITZGERALD to ANDERSON LASHLEE I, William Fitzgerald of Henry County, have this day sold to Anderson Lashlee of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Lashlee, a tract of land beginning at a hickory marked A. C., standing near the upper end of the second island below the mouth of Duck River and above Ross Ferry, running nearly west down the river with its meanders 200 poles to a stake, then north 40 poles to the channel of the Tennessee River, then nearly east with the meanders of the river up 200 poles to a stake, then south 40 poles to the beginning, and containing fifty acres. Witness my hand and seal this 11th day of May 1846.

Deed of Trust from JOSIAH T. FLORENCE to JAMES B. MORRIS I, Josiah T. Florence of Benton County, have this day, for and in consideration of the sum of five dollars to me in hand paid, have sold to James B. Morris of the same county, all the right and claim I have to a parcel of property, viz, one bay horse colt two years old, one yoke of oxen two years old; one white heifer two years old; ten head of hogs, one patent clock, one bureau, cupboard, one bed and furniture. But the conveyance of the property is made on the following condition and for the following uses and trusts, whereas Davis Morris of Benton County, has endorsed and stood my security to Alexander McCray of Benton County for one hundred dollars due the 1st day of January 1844. Therefore, I have placed in his hands the above named property to save him harmless and to secure to him the payment of the money to McCray, and he is to have the benefit of the property as his own until I do pay the above sum of money. Now, if I do not pay the above sum with interest from the date on or before the 25th December 1845, then this deed of trust to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. Test: John Bell Jesse C. Morris Josiah T. Florence

Deed from GREEN FLOWERS to JAMES and C. K. WYLY Indenture made this 14th day of September 1843, between Green Flowers of Benton County, and James Wyly and C. K. Wyly of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to him in hand paid by James and C. K. Wyly, for a lot lying in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 34. Test: S. C. Pavatt Jesse Hammonds Green Flowers

Power of Attorney from ALLEN GOSSETT to PLEASANT MEDLINK I do nominate and appoint Pleasant Medlink, my attorney in fact, to prosecute a suit against the heirs of James Beard for a right to land which he executed his bond to me for in his lifetime for 85 acres lying on Birdsong Creek, where I now live; to employ counsel as he may need at my expense; and charge to obtain a deed from the heirs, and when the deed is made to me by suit, to make deeds to John S. Walker and John Baggett according to the calls in their bonds that they hold against me. Witness my hand and seal this 9th day of October 1843. Test: Nathaniel Nunnery Cullen Nowell Elisha Tedder Allen Gossett

Deed from JOHN M. GLOVER to T. W. WYMMS, et al Indenture made this 29th day of January 1847, between John M. Glover of Benton County, and T. W. Wymms and Virginia A. W. Wymms and B. Wymms of Stewart County and Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of twelve hundred dollars to him in hand paid, for a tract of land containing two hundred and fifty acres, and lying on the Tennessee River in District 9, it being part of a 740 acre tract granted to the heirs of Thomas Ferrell, beginning at the southeast corner of the tract, then west 401 poles to a stake, then north 106 poles, then east 380 poles on the bank of the Tennessee River, then up the river as it meanders to the beginning. Test: William Wright D. Brewer John M. Glover Deed was acknowledged in open court on the 3rd day of August 1847, and registered.

Deed from WILLIAM C. HALL to JOHN NOBLE Indenture made this 4th day of August 1841, between William C. Hall of Benton County, and John Noble of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Noble, for a tract of land lying in District 7, on the waters of Sulphur Creek of the Tennessee River in Section 6 Range 9, beginning at the southwest corner of C. J. Wheatley ’s part of a tract, and runs east 70 ¼ poles to a stake, then north 227 poles to a stake in the north boundary of the 640 acres, then west 7 ¼ poles to the northwest corner of C. J. Wheatley ’s portion, then south 227 poles to the beginning, and containing one hundred acres. Test: William W. Wheatley C. J. Wheatley William Hall Deed was acknowledged in open court on the 6th day of August 1841, and registered on the 8th day of September 1845. W. C. Thompson, Register

Deed from ANDREW HART, Attorney, to JOHN H. WILLIAMS I, Andrew Hart of Dyer County, by virtue of a power of attorney made by James Hart of Dyer County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to me paid by John H. Williams of Benton County, have sold to Williams, a tract of land containing one hundred and four acres, granted to James Hart by Grant No. 2173, dated 6th April 1833, lying in District 12 on Big Sandy River, Range 6 Section 5, beginning 150 poles north and 150 poles west from the southeast corner of the section on a stake, running then west 160 poles to a stake on the southeast corner of James Watson, then north with his east boundary line 42 poles to his northeast corner on John McGill’s south boundary line, then east with his south boundary line 84 poles to his southeast corner, then north 126 poles to his northeast corner, then east 78 poles, then south 168 poles to the beginning. Test: A. Lashlee W. F. Dohrity Andrew Hart

Deed from JAMES HART to JOHN McGILL Indenture made this 14th day of April 1830, between James Hart of Beaufort, Carteret County, North Carolina, and John McGill of Humphreys County, Tennessee, for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars in hand paid by McGill, for a tract of land lying in District 12, Range 6 Section 5, on the east side of Big Sandy River, beginning at a maple with two sweet gum pointers standing 56 poles east of the northwest corner of Entry No. 1167 for 274 acres of which this is a part, running then south 126 ½ poles to a stake, then east 126 ½ poles to a stake, then north 126 ½ poles to a black oak with three black oak pointers standing on the north boundary line of the 274 acre tract, then west with the line 126 ½ poles to the beginning, and containing one hundred acres, which entry was formed on military land warrant No. 1005 for 275 acres which was issued from North Carolina. Test: J. Wiseman Allen C. Presson James Hart

Survey by ROBERT H. HAWTHORNE for J. and C. K. WYLY I have surveyed for J. and C. K. Wyly, the Ross Ferry tract of land in Benton County, beginning 230 poles above the mouth of Birdsong Creek, agreeably to the calls of the original entry and grant, with meanderings of the Tennessee River on the bank of the river at a white oak and black locust pointers, with the letter N, running west 158 poles to a double red oak with pointers, thence north with the old line 830 poles to two white oaks with the letter V and two hickory pointers, thence east 476 poles to the bank of the Tennessee River to two maples and one ash pointer instead of 540 poles as called for in the grant for said tract of land, then up the river with its meanderings to the beginning, this 26th day of April 1844. William Northington, CC John Smith, CC Robert H. Hawthorn, Surveyor

Assignment from ABIMELECH HERRIN to BENJAMIN F. LAMB and ALVIN HAWKINS For value received, I assign a judgment I have this day attained against Beverly Herrin in an action of slander in my favor for one thousand dollars before the Circuit Court of Benton County, to Benjamin F. Lamb and Alvin Hawkins; also one my attorneys in said suit, this the 18th day of September 1846.

Deed of Gift from BEVERLY HERRIN to CHILDREN I, Beverly Herrin of Benton County, in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have for my three youngest children, to wit, Claiborne Martin Herrin, Francis Ematine Herrin, and Priscilla Catharine Herrin, give to them the following described property, to wit, five feather beds and five bedsteads and other furniture, one cupboard, one bureau, one sugar chest, one patent clock, twelve sitting chairs, one loom, two spinning wheels, seven pieces of pot ware, all my table and shelf ware, one side saddle, three pair of andirons, one bay colt to Claiborne Martin Herrin; and one bay colt mare to Francis Ematine and Priscilla Catharine Herrin; nine head of cattle, one cart and steers, one log chain, eighteen head of sheep, twenty-one pork hogs, four sows and twenty-three pigs, thirteen year old hogs, 175 barrels of corn, 3000 bundles of fodder and oats; five plows, three hoes, and one grubbing hoe, two axes, six bee stands, two tables, 311 lbs of seed cotton, and 50 lbs lint. Witness my hand this 11th day of December 1847. Test: John W. Davidson J. T. Florence Beverly Herrin .Deed of Gift was acknowledged in open court on the 11th day of December 1847, and registered. W. P. Morris, Clerk

Deed from LEWIS HEYER to ELIZABETH JANE WEATHERLY and WILMOUTH WEATHERLY Indenture made this 2nd day of December 1844, between Lewis Heyer and Elizabeth Jane Weatherly and Wilmouth Weatherly, minor heirs of Joseph J. Weatherly, all of Benton County, for and in consideration of the love and affection Heyer has for the above children, has given to them one sorrel horse, one bay mare, two cows, muly and pided; three feather beds and three bedsteads, cupboard, one table, one clock, bureau, one side saddle, six chairs, one chest, one dressing table, six stone jars, two sets dishes, two sets spoons, two ovens, one pot, one smaller pot, two pair fire irons, one set of knives and forks, smoothing irons, twenty geese, reel, and spinning wheel. In witness, Heyer has hereunto affixed his hand and seal and does further appoint W. D. Woodson, a trustee, to mortgage the property for the above children until they become of mature age. Test: B. L. Heyer Obediah Walters Lewis Heyer Deed of Gift was acknowledged in open court on the 8th day of February 1845, and was registered on the 22nd day of March 1845. William P. Morris, Clerk

DEED BOOK B, PAGE 328 Deed from DANIEL SETTLE to ANDERSON LASHLEE I have this day conveyed to Anderson Lashlee, for the consideration of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to me in hand paid by Lashlee, for a lot lying in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 7, 10, and 32, lying on the northeast corner of the square, one on the southwest corner of the square and one back of the northeast corner lot. Witness my hand this 3rd day of January 1848. Test: John J. Penick R. P. M. Crocker Daniel Settle Deed was acknowledged in open court on the 5th day of January 1848, and registered on the 31st day of January 1848. W. P. Morris, Clerk

Deed from DANIEL SETTLE to JAMES M. MOSES I, Daniel Settle, have this day sold to James M. Moses, for the consideration of twenty dollars to me in hand paid, a certain lot in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 56. Witness my hand and seal this 25th day of August 1847. Test: H. C. Camp D. P. Hudson Daniel Settle

Deed from DANIEL SETTLE to ANDERSON LASHLEE I have this day conveyed to Anderson Lashlee, for the consideration of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to me in hand paid by Lashlee, for a lot lying in the town of Camden, known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 7, 10, and 32, lying on the northeast corner of the square, one on the southwest corner of the square and one back of the northeast corner lot. Witness my hand this 3rd day of January 1848. Test: John J. Penick R. P. M. Crocker Daniel Settle

Bill of Sale from J. G. SIMS to C. K. WYLY I, J. G. Sims of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to me in hand paid by Wyly, for the following articles of property, to wit, three feather beds and furniture, one dozen chairs, two French post bedsteads, one curtain bedstead, trundle bedstead, six common chairs, two folding leaf tables, two foot small tubs, washstand, Scotch carpet, common rag carpet, hearth rug, looking glass, 18 white plates, dozen white cups and saucers, cream mug, sugar bowl, blue edged dish, two white dishes, silver teaspoon, six platina teaspoons, six platina tablespoons, two salt sellers, castor stand and furniture, three pair of iron andirons, pair brass andirons, tin bucket, three stone crocks, cooler, four window curtains, table clothes, four pair shovel and tongs, two large iron kettles, two ovens, iron pot, two skillets, pair of waffle irons, tea pot, coffee boiler, four tubs, two painted buckets, two tin wash pans, three pitchers, four brass candlesticks, leather traveling trunk, two sealskin trunks, box, rocking chair, child’s chair, kitchen table, two cows and two calves, hoe and axe, mattock, hand saw, hammer, two chisels, three augurs, and three head of hogs. But this bill of sale is for the following and no other purpose. Sims is indebted to Wyly in the sum of two hundred and twenty-seven 8/10 cents, due now 1st of January 1846. The object of the bill of sale is to secure the payment of the sum of money. If Sims does pay the above amount by the 1st January 1847, then this bill of sale to be void, else to remain in full force.

Deed from RICHARD SMITH to JOHN RAY Indenture made this 7th day of May 1845, between Richard Smith of the city of Raleigh and state of North Carolina, and John Ray of Henry County, Tennessee, for a valuable consideration to him in hand paid by Ray, have sold to Ray, a tract of land containing two hundred and eighty acres, being part of a 640 acre tract granted to Smith by the state of Tennessee, lying formerly in Henry County, but now in Benton County, on the Tennessee River in Range 9 Section 7, 12th District, beginning on the west boundary line of Hardy Meesles’ 160 acre entry, 80 poles south of his northwest corner, running west 210 poles, then north and south for compliment so as to bind on the river, and adjoining the north boundary line of Meesles’ 160 entry. Test: William Hill Richard Smith

Deed from M. S. SMITH to ABRAHAM DAVIDSON I, M. S. Smith of Humphreys County, have sold to Abraham Davidson of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand thirty dollars to me in hand paid by Davidson, for a tract of land lying in District No. 7, and containing eighty-three acres, beginning on the west bank of the Tennessee River, the northeast corner of a 201 acre tract granted by the state of Tennessee to Robert Thompson, and running then west with the north boundary line of the tract 26 poles to the north corner of the tract, then south 170 poles to the northwest corner of James Sneed’s tract which he purchased from John M. Wright, then with Sneed’s line east 154 poles to the river, then with the meanders of the river north to the beginning. Witness my h and this 20th day of February 1840. Test: James M. Reeves James (X) Sneed M. S. Smith Sarah E. Smith

Deed from JAMES SNEED to BURREL B. SPICER I, James Sneed of Humphreys County, for and in consideration of the sum of eight hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Burrel B. Spicer of the same county, have sold to Spicer, a tract of land lying on the west side of the Tennessee River in Benton County, beginning at James M. Reaves’ northeast corner on the bank of the Tennessee River, running then down the river with the meanders to Abram Davidson ’s southeast corner, then west with Davidson ’s line to his southwest corner in the west boundary of the original tract, then south to the river boundary, then east to the beginning, and containing eighty-four acres, being Lot No. 6 and 7 in the division of the real estate of the late Robert Thompson, deceased. Witness my hand and seal this 28th day of June 1845. Test: Isaac Little R. Batson James (X) Sneed

Deed from JAMES SNEED to JOHN H. THOMAS Indenture made this 2nd day of February 1846, between James Sneed and John H. Thomas, both of Humphreys County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand paid by Thomas, for a tract of land lying on the west bank of the Tennessee River, beginning at the mouth of Harmon’s Creek and the north bank of the creek running north down the river with its meanders to a stake on the bank of the river near the corner of the fence of Allen Leroy Dunlap, then west 45 poles to a stake, then south to a stake on the south bank of the creek, then east to the beginning, at the mouth of the creek it being twenty acres surveyed by D. P. Hudson and granted by the state to Robert Thompson, known in the division of his lands in Chancery as Lots No. 689 consigned to James McGloughlin and Matilda, his wife; John M. M. Wright and Sarah, his wife, heirs of Robert Thompson, and from to James Sneed. Test: John H. Marable James M. Reaves James (X) Sneed Deed, together with certificates from Humphreys County, were registered in my office on the 9th day of February 1846.

Deed from B. B. SPICER, Sheriff, to WILLIAM G. HUDSON Whereas, a judgment was given in favor of the State by the County Court of Humphreys County on the 26th day of January 1847, for $6.77 ½ for taxes unpaid for the year 1846, against a tract of land of which Joseph Isler was the owner, containing 274 acres, and lying now in Benton County, formerly a part of Humphreys County, in the 12th District, Range 8 Section 4, and in the 5th District of Benton County, by Entry No. 455, and adjoining the west boundary line of Entry No. 199 in the name of Stephen Slade. In order to satisfy the judgment, the above tract of land was purchased by William G. Hudson, the highest bidder, for the sum of $6.77 ½. Witness my hand this 7th day of April 1847.

Deed from BURREL B. SPICER to JOSEPH DAVIDSON and JOHN DAVIDSON I, Burrel B. Spicer of Humphreys County, in consideration of the sum of six hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Joseph Davidson and John Davidson of Benton County, have sold to Joseph and John, a tract of land lying on the west side of the Tennessee River, beginning at James M. Reeves’ northeast corner on the bank of the Tennessee River, running then down the river with its meanders to Abraham Davidson ’s southeast corner, then west with the line to his southwest corner in the west boundary of the original tract, then south to Reeves’ north boundary, then east to the beginning, and containing eighty-four acres, being Lots No. 6 & 7 in the division of the real estate of the late Robert Thompson, deceased. Witness my hand this 24th day of July 1847. Test: John H. Thomas W. W. Webster Burrel Spicer

Grant from STATE OF TENNESSEE to JAMES WYLY, No. 133 For and in consideration of the sum of 12 ½ cents per acre paid into the office of entry taker of Benton County and entered on the 14th day of November 1843, by No. 5, we have granted to James Wyly, a tract of land containing six hundred acres lying in Range 8 Section 2 & 3, beginning at the northwest corner of a 100 acre tract in the name of W. P. Anderson, running west 96 poles with the south boundary of 600 acres in the name of O. P. Nicholson, the southwest corner of the same, then north with its west boundary 22 poles, the southeast corner of a 16 acres in the name of D. Mimms, then west 160 poles with its south boundary to its southwest corner, then north 152 poles with its west boundary to its northwest corner, then east 15 poles with its north boundary to the southwest corner of 600 acres in the name of O. P. Nicholson, then north with its west boundary 283 poles to a stake, then west 100 poles, then south with a conditional line between him and Mrs. Combs 326 poles to a stake, then west 76 poles to a stake, then south 80 poles, then west 77 poles, then south 90 poles, then east 100 poles with the north boundary of James Tedder’s occupant to its northeast corner, then south 20 poles to a stake to the northwest corner of an attached, then east 158 poles, the northeast corner of the occupant, then south 19 poles to the northwest corner of L. H. Smith’s occupant, then east 154 poles to its most east corner, then south 42 poles to a stake, then east 82 poles, then north 120 poles to the beginning. Witness my hand this 20th day of December 1842.

Grant from STATE OF TENNESSEE to LEWIS HYER, No. 4 For and in consideration of the sum of twelve and one half cents per acre paid into the Office of the Entry Taker of Benton County, and entered on the 1st day of July 1842, we have granted to Lewis Hyer, a tract of land containing one hundred and forty acres, lying in Range 9 Section 7, beginning at the southeast corner of Thomas Shute’s 144 acres on the bank of the Tennessee River, and runs west 95 poles to the corner of the survey, then north 126 poles, then west 32 poles to a stake, then south 131 poles to a stake, then west 78 poles to a stake, then south 100 poles, then east 78 poles, then south 13 poles, then east 54 poles on the bank of the Tennessee River, then down the river north 30 degrees east 140 poles to the beginning. Witness my hand this 26th day of September 1842.

Grant from TENNESSEE to GEORGE FRANCISCO, No. 97 For and in consideration of the sum of twelve and a half cents per acre paid into the Office of the Entry Taker of Benton County, we have granted by No. 17 to George Francisco, a tract of land containing two hundred and twenty-nine and ¾ acres by survey dated the 17th January 1843, lying in Range 6 Section 5, beginning at the southeast corner of 50 acres belonging to Elisha Prewett, running north with the east boundary of the tract 36 poles to a stake, then east with a conditional line with William Rowe 116 poles to a stake, then south 116 poles to a stake, then west 134 poles to a stake, then south 170 poles, then west 92 poles, then north 110 poles, the northeast corner of an occupant, then east 8 poles, then north 140 poles to a stake, then east 102 poles to the beginning. Witness my hand this 25th day of April 1843.

Grant from TENNESSEE to GEORGE FRANCISCO, No. 99 For and in consideration of the sum of twelve and a half cents per acre paid into the Office of the Entry Taker of Benton County, by No. 1838, we have granted to George Francisco, a tract of land containing two hundred acres, by survey dated the 15th day of December 1834, lying in Range 6 Section 5, beginning at a black oak, white oak pointer 46 poles south of the northeast corner of G. Branch’s occupant, running north 200 poles to a stake, then east 160 poles, then south 200 poles, then wet 160 poles to the beginning. Witness my hand and seal this 2nd day of April 1843.

Grant from STATE OF TENNESSEE to WILLIAM YOUNG, No. 1092 For and in consideration of the sum of twelve and a half cents per acre paid into the office of the Entry Taker of Benton County, and entered on the 10th day of April 1845, by No. 79, we have granted to William Young, a tract of land containing seventy-four and a half acres by survey dated the 25th February 1845, lying in Range 8 Section 2, beginning on the southeast corner of an entry in the name of Samuel D. Fall at a stake, running 101 poles to a stake, then west 118 poles, then south 101 poles, then east 118 poles to the beginning. Witness my hand and seal this 20th day of May 1845.

Grant from STATE OF TENNESSEE to WILLIAM YOUNG, No. 1080 For and in consideration of the sum of twelve and a half cents per acre paid into the office of the Entry Taker of Benton County, and entered on the 3rd day of April 1845, we have granted to William C. Young, a tract of land containing fifty-nine 25/160 acres by survey dated the 27th August 1837, lying in Range 8 Section 2, beginning on the northeast corner of his 134 acre survey, runs then north 106 poles to a stake, then west 90 poles, then south 106 poles, then east 90 poles to the beginning. Witness my hand and seal this 20th day of May 1845.

Grant from STATE OF TENNESSEE to W. C. YOUNG, No. 1078 For and in consideration of the sum of twelve and one half cents per acre paid into the office of the Entry Taker of Benton County, and entered on the 3rd day of February 1845, we have granted to W. C. Young, a tract of land containing one hundred and thirty-four acres by survey dated the 27th August 1837, lying in Range 8 Section 2, beginning at a stake at the southwest corner of a 150 acre survey in the name of H. Haley & Burns, then west 134 poles to a stake, then north 160 poles, then east 134 poles to a stake, then south 100 poles to the beginning. Witness my hand this 20th day of May 1845.

Grant from STATE OF TENNESSEE to W. C. YOUNG, No. 1079 For and in consideration of the sum of twelve and one half cents per acre paid into the office of the Entry Taker of Benton County, entered on the 3rd February 1845, we have granted to W. C. Young, a tract of land containing one hundred and seventy-eight acres, by survey dated 27th August 1837, lying in Range 8 Section 2, beginning 51 poles north of the southeast corner of an entry in the name of S. P. McFall, running then east 40 poles, then north 140 poles, then west 40 poles to a stake, then north 34 poles, then east 20 poles south 110 poles, then south 110 poles to a stake, then east 118 poles, then south 30 poles to the beginning. Witness my hand this 20th day of May 1856.

Deed from STATE OF TENNESSEE to CHARLES BARNS For and in consideration of the sum of twelve and one half cents per acre paid into the office of the Entry Taker of Benton County, entered the 10th day of April 1844, by No. 3036, we have granted to Charles Barns, a tract of land containing two hundred acres by survey dated the 6th January 1842, lying in Range 1 Section 6, beginning at the northeast corner of 22 ½ acres in the name of Isaac Wyatt, and runs south 14 poles to a stake, then east 126 ½ poles to a stake, then north 253 poles to the beginning. Witness my hand and seal this 20th day of May 1845.

Deed from W. A. STEELE to RACHAEL STEELE Indenture made this 3rd day of February 1846, between W. A. Steele of Benton County, and Rachael Steele of Hickman County, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Rachael, for a tract of land lying in Range 7 Section 4, beginning at a stake at the corner of A. Lashlee’s field 40 poles north and 44 poles west from the northeast corner of a 40 acre entry in the name of the Commissioners for the town of Camden on which the town is located, and runs east 186 poles with the north boundary of an occupant in the name of C. M. Sarratt, to a stake, then north with William Wood’s line 71 poles to a stake, then east 20 ½ poles with Wood’s line to a stake, then north 91 poles to a stake, then west 104 poles to a stake, then north 66 poles to a stake, then west 170 poles to a state, then south 66 poles to a stake, then east 67 ½ poles to a stake, then south 162 poles to the beginning, and containing two hundred and seventy acres. Test: Richard N. Wood William Wood William A. Steele

Deed from JOSEPH H. TALBOT, Trustee, to MOSES CHRISTEN BERRY Indenture made this 1st day of April 1845, between Joseph H. Talbot, Trustee for Elizabeth R. Beloate and her children, and Moses Christenberry, for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred and eleven dollars to him in hand paid by Christenberry, for a tract of land lying the 12th District, Range 7 Section 1, Entry No. 701, dated 7th May 1821, founded on Military Warrant No. 602, a part to the President and Trustees of the University of North Carolina, lying in Perry and Benton Counties, and beginning at a white oak, red oak and hickory 20 poles north and 140 poles east of the first mile post north of the southwest corner of the section, runs then north 280 poles, then east 156 2/3 poles to a stake, then south 31 poles to Sycamore Creek, in all south 280 poles to a stake, then west scoping the creek to the beginning, the tract having been conveyed by the Trustees of the University of North Carolina in a general settlement and division of lands between and Samuel Dickens, and by his will devoid to the Trustee, therein a portion of his estate to beset apart by Commissioners in his will for the use and benefit of Elizabeth R. Beloate, his daughter, and the Commissioners, with the concurrence of all the legatees of Dickens plotted to the Trustees for the use and benefit of Elizabeth R. Beloate and her children, to be sold and disposed of as described in the will, all of which is of record in Madison County, and the Trustees appointed by the will, having refused to act upon the petition of Elizabeth Beloate, the County Court at Huntingdon at February term 1844, by a decree, appointed Joseph H. Talbot, Trustee in the stead of the Trustees appointed in the will, with all the estate right and power of the Trustees appointed.

Deed from ALFRED R. TIPPET to WILSON BARR Indenture made between Alfred R. Tippet of Benton County, and Wilson Barr of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Barr, for a tract of land containing fifty acres, and lying in District 12 Range 8 Section 1, and founded on warrant No. 2261, which land is entered in the name of John Townsend, beginning at a hickory with post oak pointers standing at the northeast corner of his occupant entry No. 1822 for 200 acres, and runs west 80 poles, then south 100 poles, then east 80 poles to a stake, then north 100 poles to the beginning, so as to include the quantity. Given under his hand and seal this 14th day of February 1846. Test: John Baggett John Gossett Alfred R. Tippett

Deed from ADDISON TIPPITT and CALEDONIA TIPPITT to ALFRED R. TIPPITT We Addison Tippitt and Caledonia Tippitt, all of Benton County, have sold to Alfred R. Tippitt of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to us in hand paid by Alfred, from the estate of Spencer Reynolds, deceased, late of Williamson County, a distributive share which has or may descend to us or either of us. Witness our hands and seals this 29th day of July 1844. Test: Henry (X) Woods Whitfield Tippitt Addison W. Tippitt Caledonia Tippitt

Deed from JOHN TRAVIS to ANDERSON LASHLEE I, John Travis of Carroll County, have sold to Anderson Lashlee of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to me in hand paid by Lashlee, for a lot lying in the town of Camden, being on the west side of the public square, and known in the plan of the town by Lot No. 20. Witness my hand and seal this 11th day of February 1846. Test: O. B. Caldwell A. Hawkins John Travis

Deed from ANTHONY M. TUTTLE to JAMES HARRISON Indenture made this 7th day of March 1846, between Anthony M. Tuttle and Rebecca Tuttle, formerly Rebecca Molin, one of the heirs of William Molin, deceased, and James Harrison, all of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to us in hand paid by Harrison, for a tract of land, being Lot No. 15 of the tract which William Molin, Sr., died seized and possessed, that is to say, a tract of 552 ¾ acres on Eagle Creek, in Range 8 Section 1 & 2, Lot No. 5, beginning on the northeast corner of Lot No. 4, and running then west 73 ¾ poles to the northeast corner of the tract, then south 203 ¾ poles on a conditional line, then east 12 degrees south 72 poles to a stake, then 30 degrees east of south 2 poles to a stake, then north 267 poles to the beginning, and containing one hundred and ten acres 3 rods 32 poles Test: William M. Molin David Cuff Anthony Tuttle Rebecca (X) Tuttle

Deed from JOHN H. WARREN to LEWIS HYRES Indenture made this 20th day of April 1841, between John H. Warren of Henry County, and Lewis Hyres of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of thirty-four dollars to him in hand paid by Hyres, for a tract of land containing seventeen acres, lying on the Tennessee River, it being part of the land stated to James Hansell as one of the legatees of the estate of William James, deceased, and conveyed by Abel Rushing to John H. Warren, the lines running as follows, beginning on the bank of the Tennessee River, the northeast corner of Louisa James’ tract, originally named Louisa James, running then west to the northwest corner of a tract, then north to the originally of said tract survey of which this is a part, then east with the north line of the same to the bank of the Tennessee River, then up the river to the beginning.

Mortgage from CHARLES J. WHEATLEY to JAMES J. FARMER Indenture made this 29th day of January 1846, between Charles J. Wheatley of Benton County, and James J. Farmer of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of five dollars to him in hand paid by Farmer, for a tract of land lying in Range 9 Section 6 on Sulphur Creek, being a part of a 640 acre tract entered in the name of Calvin Jones, beginning at the southeast corner of the 640 acre entry, running north 96 poles to the bank of Sulphur Creek, then up and with the channel of the creek 17 degrees north of west 10 poles, then 36 degrees south of west 29 poles, then 15 degrees north of west 26 poles, then 13 degrees west of north 22 poles to a stake on the north bank of Sulphur Creek, then north 112 poles to the north boundary line of the original entry to a stake, then west to a stake, the northeast corner of a 100 acres conveyed from C. J. Wheatley to William C. Hall, then south 227 poles to the south boundary of the original tract to a stake, then east 155 poles to the beginning, and containing one hundred and sixty-five acres. This deed is made for the following uses and trusts, that is to say, I am indebted to George W. Farmer in the sum of $150.00 by note due the 1st February 1847, and am desirous to secure the payment of the same. If I should pay the debt at the time due, then this deed is void, else to remain in full force. Test: Ichabod Farmer John H. Farmer J. Wheatley

Deed from ELINOR WISEMAN to IRVINE B. CARNES Indenture made this 12th day of September 1845, between Elinor Wiseman of Benton County, and Irvine B. Carnes of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Carnes, for a tract of land lying on Cane Creek, beginning at a poplar stump on the bank of the creek at Thomas Jones’ corner, running then east 63 poles to a stake in the lane between S. C. Wiseman’s field, then south 9 degrees east 24 poles to a stake on the south bank of the creek, then south 35 degrees east 27 poles, then south 10 poles, then west 87 poles to the southwest corner of a 39 acre tract entered by B. Beard of which this is a part, then north 57 poles to the beginning, and containing twenty-three and a half acres. Test: Joseph Wiseman John Atchison William W. Lashlee Elinor (X) Wiseman

Deed from JOSEPH WISEMAN to WILSON C. PREWITT I, Joseph Wiseman of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Wilson C. Prewitt of the same county, have sold to Prewitt, a tract of land lying in Range 7 Section 4, beginning at a stake 63 poles east of the southeast corner of an entry of 640 acres, running then east 43 poles to a stake in the field, then south 59 ½ poles to a stake, then west 20 poles, then north 10 poles, then north 35 degrees west to a stake on the south bank of the creek, then north 90 degrees west to the beginning, and containing fifteen acres and one half. Witness my hand and seal this 2nd day of December 1845. Test: John D. Carnes W. F. Dohrity Joseph Wiseman

Bill of Sale from JOHN H. WRIGHT to GEORGE V. PETTY I, John H. Wright of Dickson County, have this day sold to George V. Petty of Humphreys County, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to me in hand by Petty, for all the right and claim which has or may descend to me from the estate of Thomas Petty, late of Benton County, now deceased, in five negro slaves belonging to the estate of Thomas Petty, deceased. Witness my hand and seal this 9th day of November 1844. Test: B. C. Petty J. W. Elmore J. H. Wright

Deed from MARTHA WYATT to WILLIAM WARMACK Indenture made this 1st day of February 1844, between Martha Wyatt of Henry County, and William Warmack of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred and twenty dollars to her in hand paid by Warmack, for a tract of land lying in Range 7 Section 6, beginning at the northwest corner of William Warmack’s occupant, running north 44 poles to a stake, then west 81 poles to a stake in a field, 1 pole west of a cherry tree marked as a corner, then south 44 poles to the north boundary of Isaac Wyatt’s tract, then west 40 poles to a stake, then south 80 poles to a stake, then west 14 poles to a stake, then south 139 poles to a stake, then east 135 poles to the southwest corner of William Warmack ‘s occupant, then north with his west line 219 poles to the beginning. Test: John C. Thompson John Pearce Martha Wyatt

Deed from WILLILAM WYATT to WYLIE A. MORGAN Indenture made this 20th day of April 1843, between William Wyatt of Stewart County, Tennessee, and Wylie A. Morgan of Benton County, for and in consideration of the sum of eight hundred dollars to him in hand paid by Morgan, for a tract of land lying on the Tennessee River in Range 8 and 9, Section 7 and 8, it being part of a 1000 acre entry in the name of Obediah Baker, beginning at the extreme southwest corner of the tract and running north 60 degrees west 196 poles, then west 54 poles, then north 90 poles with the west boundary of the tract, then east 100 poles, then south 33 degrees east 60 poles, then east 54 poles, then south 26 degrees east 104 poles, then south 25 degrees 13 poles, then south 30 degrees east 13 poles, then south 25 degrees east 20 poles, then south 20 degrees east 30 poles, then south 14 degrees east 20 poles in the west boundary of the 1000 acres, then west 72 poles to the beginning, and containing one hundred and seventy acres. Test: Drew A. Askew W. A. Steele William Wyatt

Deed from W. B. YOUNG to WILLIAM D. HYER Indenture made this 11th day of February 1847, between W. B. Young of Benton County, and William D. Hyer of the same county, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred and twenty-seven dollars and forty-two cents to him in hand paid by Hyer, for which Hyer will pay off and discharge two notes executed to Reuben Nance on the 12th October 1846 by W. B. Young and William D. Hyer, one due the 1st January 1848, the other due 1st January 1849, for the Point Mason tract of land as described in a deed executed by McCutcheon to W. B. Young and William D. Young, the tract known as Point Mason, that part of the land that fell to Joseph D. Mason in the division of Daniel Mason’s estate on the west of the Tennessee River, including the privilege of the ferry on the east bank of the river up to high water mark, supposed to contain twelve hundred acres, all the land that Joseph D. Mason owned. Test: John Goodrich Jason (X) Myrick W. B. Young

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