TRANSCRIPTIONS FROM DEEDS & MORTGAGES

Book A, Volume I (1820-1825)

AUTAUGA COUNTY, ALABAMA

Compiled by

Larry E. Caver, Jr.

TRANSCRIPTIONS FROM DEEDS & MORTGAGES (1820-1825)

AUGUSTIN, William J.:

I, WILLIAM J. AUGUSTIN, of the said county of Autauga… in consideration of the love, good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my daughter, REBECCA AUGUSTIN… (Gave her slaves). Dated: May 5, 1820 (Deed of Gift, pg. 1)

I, WILLIAM J. AUGUSTIN, of the said county of Autauga… in consideration of the love, good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my loving son, HENRY AUGUSTIN… (Gave him slaves). Dated: May 5, 1820 (Deed of Gift, pg. 2)

I, WILLIAM J. AUGUSTIN, of the said county of Autauga… in consideration of the love, good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my loving son, JOHN AUGUSTIN… (Gave him slaves). Dated: May 5, 1820 (Deed of Gift, pg. 3)

I, WILLIAM J. AUGUSTIN, of the said county of Autauga… in consideration of the love, good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my daughter, ELIZA AUGUSTIN… (Gave her slaves). Dated: May 5, 1820 (Deed of Gift, pg. 4)

I, WILLIAM J. AUGUSTIN, of the said county of Autauga… in consideration of the love, good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my loving son, Samuel AUGUSTINE… (Gave him slaves). Dated: May 5, 1820 (Deed of Gift, pg. 5)

I, WILLIAM J. AUGUSTIN, of the said county of Autauga… in consideration of the love, good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my loving son, THOMAS AUGUSTIN… (Gave him slaves). Dated: May 5, 1820 (Deed of Gift, pg. 6)

I, WILLIAM J. AUGUSTIN, of the said county of Autauga… in consideration of the love, good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my two grand daughters, ELIZABETH KELLEY and MARY KELLEY… (Gave them slaves to be held in trust with JOHN AUGUSTIN until they came to the age of 21). Date: May 5, 1820 (Deed of Gift, pg. 9)

I, WILLIAM J. AUGUSTIN, of the said county … for and in consideration of the love, good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my loving wife, LUCY AUGUSTIN… (Gave her slaves). Dated: May 5, 1820 (Deed of Gift, pg. 10)

Indenture entered and executed April 23rd, 1823 between WILLIAM J. AUGUSTIN, on the one part, and LUCY AUGUSTIN, his wife, on the second part, and BOLLING HALL and JOHN W. FREEMAN, trustees of the said LUCY AUGUSTIN, on the third part… the said slaves, property and money aforesaid should after the decease of the said LUCY AUGUSTIN be divided and distributed among the present children of the said LUCY AUGUSTIN, (namely): JOHN T. AUGUSTIN, HENRY W. AUGUSTIN, THOMAS J. AUGUSTIN, SAMUEL B. AUGUSTIN, ELIZA AUGUSTIN, and REBECCA AUGUSTIN… (pg. 41-43).

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AVERETT, Benjamin:

I, Benjamin AVERETT, of the county of Autauga and state of Alabama, calling to mend that there is a time appointed for all men once to die, being in a low state of health, but of sound mind, and perfect recollection being desirous to arrange my worldly matter… It is my will and desire that my wife, ELIZABETH AVERETT, do hold the quarter section of land that I now live on…. Which land that is pointed out for my wife is to go to WILLIAM AVERETT, my youngest son at her death… the increase thereof is to be divided amongst our six children equally, JOSHUA AVERETT, JACOB AVERETT, ELIZABETH SHARP, SUSANNAH WOODARD, BENJAMIN H. AVERETT, and WILLIAM AVERETT… BENJAMIN AVERETT, September 20th, 1824 ((pg. 107-108)

BAXTER, John, Senior:

(State of South Carolina, York District) Know all men that we, JOHN BAXTER, JR., and THOMAS REEVES, both of the state and district aforesaid are holden and do stand firmly bound unto JOHN BAXTER, SR., of said state and district, in the penal sum of $3,000 to be paid in gold or silver to him, his heirs, or assigns for the true payment of which we bind ourselves… this 1st day of June in the year of our Lord, 1813… The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound JOHN BAXTER, JR. and THOMAS REAVES… give unto JOHN BAXTER, SR. suitable, comfortable maintenance clear of all trouble and expense to him… Received of THOMAS REEVES in part of the within bond $180 and 97 ˝ cents, Cahaba, October 1st, 1822. Recorded February 22, 1825 (pg. 139-140).

GRAHAM, Alexander:

I do hereby certify that ALEXANDER GRAHAM is an-acting Justice of the Peace for this county at this time and that due faith and credit ought to be given to his acts as such… BENJAMIN PEARCE, Clerk Dated: November 22, 1821 (pg. 13)

JOURDAN, Jonas:

I, JONAS JOURDAN, of the state and county aforesaid for divers good causes done by my son, REUBEN JOURDAN, of Montgomery County, do give and bequeth until that said in trust, all my property, real and personal… my son, THOMAS JOURDAN is to be sent to school one year besides the present one that he is going. My son, ARCHILUS ELLMON JOURDAN, is to be sent two years to school… At my decease the remainder to be equally divided between all my children, to wit: my son, REUBEN JOURDAN, my daughter, FRANCIS DILLARD, my daughter MARTHA BURRIS, my son, FELIX JOURDAN, my daughter, MARY WILSON, my son, THOMAS JOURDAN, and my son ARCHILUS JOURDAN… Dated: October 11, 1821 (pg. 14-15)

LEAK, Walter, Sr.:

I, WALTER LEAK, Senior, of the county and state aforesaid (Richmond Co., NC) for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and do bear unto my two grandchildren, ELI TERRY and FRANCIS TERRY, sons of WILLIAM TERRY, as also for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings to me in hand paid…(Gave them a slave). (Deed of Gift, pg. 11)

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LEWIS, Joseph:

Received of FRANCIS LEWIS, administrator of JOSEPH LEWIS, deceased, the above amount- $847 in good notes due on the 5th day of December next, which said notes are delivered to me as guardian of the heirs of JOSEPH LEWIS, deceased, this 8th day of October, 1824. Recorded February 22nd, 1825. DANIEL WILLIAMS, Guardian, THOMAS COLEMAN, Clerk (pg. 137)

LIVERMAN, Mathias:

In consideration of the love and affection which I bear to my grandchildren, JAMES and MARY LIVERMAN, heirs and minors of BROWN LIVERMAN, deceased, and ELLENDER PIERCE, being the daughter of the said BROWN LIVERMAN … (Gave them two slaves). Dated: November 8th, 1821 (pg. 16-17).

LUCAS, William:

Know all men by the presents that I, WILLIAM LUCAS, of the state and county aforesaid, do for the love and affection which I have and bear towards my daughter, MARY ANN LUCAS, as also for the consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid… have given, granted and conveyed unto the said MARY ANN LUCAS the following (slaves) which are come unto my possession at the death of my mother, agreeable to the will of my father, the said, MARY LUCAS, to (have) possession of the said (slaves) at my death provided I should outlive my mother… Dated: March 28th, 1823 (pg. 39).

MATHEWS, John:

I, JOHN MATHEWS, of the state and county aforesaid, for and in consideration of the love, good will, and affection which I have and do bear towards my loving son, TIMOTHY W. MATHEWS of this same county, have given, granted by these presents, do give and grant unto the said TIMOTHY W. MATHEWS, his heirs, executors or administrators the following (slaves)… Dated: December 4th, 1821 (Deed of Gift, pg. 18).

I, JOHN MATHEWS, of the state and county aforesaid, for and in consideration of the love, good will, and affection which I have and do bear towards my loving son, JESSE C. MATHEWS, of this same county, have given, granted by these presents, do give and grant unto the said JESSE C. MATHEWS, his heirs, executors or administrators the following (slaves)… Dated: December 4th, 1821 (Deed of Gift, pg. 19).

I, JOHN MATHEWS, of the state and county aforesaid, for and in consideration of the love, good will, and affection which I have and do bear towards my loving daughter, SARAH B. MATHEWS, of this same county, have given, granted by these presents, do give and grant unto the said SARAH B. MATHEWS, her heirs, executors or administrators the following (slaves)… Dated: December 4th, 1821 (Deed of Gift, pg. 20).

I, JOHN MATHEWS, of the state and county aforesaid, for and in consideration of the love, good will, and affection which I have and do bear towards my loving daughter, CAROLINE H.B. MATHEWS, of this same county, have given, granted by these presents, do give and grant unto the said CAROLINE H.B. MATHEWS, her heirs, executors or administrators the following (slaves)… Dated: Dec. 4th, 1821 (pg. 19).

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PICKETT, James:

This indenture made the 29th day of January 1825 between TIMOTHY L. ROGERS and his wife, MARY ROGERS, of the county of Autauga and state of Alabama, of the one part, and SARAH PICKETT, ELI TERRY and his wife, POLLY TERRY, heirs at law of JAMES PICKETT, deceased, of the county and state aforesaid, of the other part. Witnesseth that said TIMOTHY L. ROGERS and his wife, MARY ROGERS, for and in consideration of the sum of $2,000 to them in hand paid by SARAH PICKETT, administratrix of the said JAMES PICKETT, deceased… (pg. 134-136).

PICKETT, William R.:

This indenture made this the 1st day of July, in the year of our Lord, 1821, between WILLIAM R. PICKETT, of the first part, BOLLING HALL, of the second part, and SAMUEL ROGERS and HENRY F. ROGERS, of the third part; whereas the said WILLIAM R. PICKETT is justly indebted to the said SAMUEL ROGERS and HENRY F. ROGERS in the sum of $13,000 as by three promissory notes… Now this indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of the premises and also for the further consideration of one dollar of lawful money of the United States, to the said WILLIAM R. PICKETT; in hand paid by the said BOLLING HALL… the said WILLIAM R. PICKETT hath given, granted, bargained and sold, aliened, release, and by these presents doth… release and convey to the said BOLLING HALL, his heirs… The following described pieces or parcels of land lying and being in the county of Autauga, in the state of Alabama… Also, the following slaves; to wit, SWANN, 27 years of age, a blacksmith by trade; NANCY, his wife, 17 years of age and her female child named MINERVA, 6 months old; ISAAC, a male and blacksmith by trade, 19 years of age; FRANK, a hatter and a male, 25 years of age; JUPITER, a male and carpenter by trade, 27 years of age; PHEBE, a female and wife to JUPITER, 27 years of age; ESSECH, 22 years of age, a male; GRACE, a female and wife to ESSECH, 16 years of age; NED, a male 21 years of age; ROSE, a female, 13 years of age; RICHMOND, a male, 9 years of age; HANDY, a male, 7 years of age; COMFORT, a female, 37 years of age…(pg. 22-23).

RAIFORD, William:

Know all men by these presents that I, WILLIAM RAIFORD, of the state and county aforesaid do for the love and affection I bear for my two nephews, sons of THOMAS W. RAIFORD and DICEY RAIFORD of Amite County, Mississippi, namely, PHILIP EPHRAIM RAIFORD and WILLIAM THOMAS RAIFORD, I do make, constitute, and ordain this my deed of gift, unto the said PHILIP EPHRAIM RAIFORD and WILLIAM THOMAS RAIFORD, and the lawful heirs of their bodies forever my equal share of my mother’s third, at her decease to be equally divided between the named PHILIP EPHRAIM RAIFORD and WILLIAM THOMAS RAIFORD… Attested to: ELIZABETH RAIFORD, DAVID S. RAIFORD, WILLIAM W. PEARSON, and JOHN ASHLEY. Dated: November 13th, 1822 (pg. 32).

WHITE, Jesse:

This indenture (is) made between JESSE WHITE of Autauga County, and state aforesaid, on the one part, and MICAJAH WHITE, son, and WILLIAM SIMS and WILLIAM H. PEARSON, sons-in-law, of the other part… do by these presents give, grant and convey unto the aforesaid parties, their heirs and assigns, the following property (slave and land)… (to be held in trust)… To be equally and proportionately divided and allotted in the following manner, one ninth part to be retained by my son, MICAJAH WHITE, one ninth part by my son-in-law, WILLIAM SIMS, one ninth part to my son-in-law, WILLIAM H. PEARSON, TRANSCRIPTIONS FROM DEEDS & MORTGAGES (1820-1825)one ninth to my daughter, MONICA ANDERSON to be applied to her maintenance during her natural life, one ninth to LUCY DAVID, one ninth part to MARTHA STOVALL to be applied to her support during her natural life, one ninth part to be equally divided between SARAH HEARN and her first son, TEMPLETON REED, one ninth part to CELIA ANDERSON, one ninth part to MILLY NEEL. Dated: December 28th, 1822 (pg. 33-37).