Spalding Co. Land Records

James T. Ellis, Admr. to C. S. Westmoreland

James T. Ellis Admr

C. S. Westmoreland

                                        Georgia Spalding County

This Indenture made the 7th day of October in the year Eighteen hundred and fifty six between James T. Ellis Administrator of the goods and chattles rights & credits & which were of Richard P. Ellis decsd of the first part and C. S. Westmoreland of the second part.  Witnesseth that whereas the ordinary of the said County of Spalding did at his court holden in the month of July last past appoint the said James T. Ellis as Admr as aforesaid to sell & dispose of all the real estate of the said Richard P. Ellis Decd and whereas the said James T. Ellis having given public notice of said sale for sixty days in the Empire State a Gazette published in the City of Griffin and said County and having complied with all the requisitions of the law therein did on the first Tuesday in the present month proceed to expose the Lot of Land hereinafter described at the Court House in said County between the hours limited by law for such sales and whereas the said C. S. Westmoreland bought said lot at and for the sum of eleven hundred & fifty dollars which was the highest sum bid for the same at such sale,  Now the Jas T. Ellis Admr as aforesaid in consideration of the said sum of Eleven hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has granted bargained and sold & by these presents doth grant bargain & sell unto the said C. S. Westmoreland his heirs and assigns a hundred acres of land in said County of Spalding known in the plan of said County as the west half of Lot Number thirty six in the third district of Originally Henry now Spalding County to have and to hold the said premises to the said C. S. Westmoreland heirs and assigns forever in fee simple.  In testimony whereof the said James T. Ellis Admr has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written.

 Signed sealed and delivered in presents

Test, E. P. Daniel                                                          Jas. T. Ellis Admr (L.S.)

J. T. Ransom Notary Public

                                                                             Recorded January 14th / 82

                                                                             D. O. D_______, Clk & C

 GA Archives, Dr 162, Box 73

Spalding County Deed Book J, pp. 272-273

Transcribed by Bob & Linda Ellis, Duluth, GA


Thomas Ellis to Radford Ellis

Lot 101 3rd dist
Written: October 27, 1859

State of Georgia
Spalding County
This indenture made and entered into this the 27th day of October AD 1859 between Thomas Ellis of the one part and Radford Ellis of the other part both of the County and State aforesaid. Witnesseth that the said Thomas Ellis for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to him in hand paid by the said Randolph Ellis at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold and conveyed and doth be these presents grant bargain sell and convey unto the said Randolph Ellis his heirs & assigns all that tract or parcel of land known and distinguished by lot no. (101) one hundred and one in the third district of originally Henry now Spalding County it being ten acres on the south west corner of said lot bounded by Short Step Creek on the east being the line between said land and Wm S. Heronton it being ten acres more or less to have and to hold said described parcel of land with all and singular to the said Radford Ellis his heirs and assigns together with all the rights members and appurtenances to the same or in any manner belonging to his and their own proper use benefit and behoof forever in fee simple and the said Thomas J. Ellis for himself his heirs executors & administrators the said bargained premises together with the right title & possession thereof unto the said Radford Ellis his heirs I will warrant and forever defend the right and title thereof against the themselves and against the claim of all other persons whatsoever In testimony whereof the said Thomas Ellis hath hereby set his hand and affixed his seal the date and year above written.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
T. J. Ellis Thomas (x)

 J. Ellis
Samuel F. Gray J.P.

Recorded November 8th, 1859
B. W. Ferrill, Clerk

GA Archives Dr. 162/ Box 68
Spalding Co. Deed Bk B, 715

Transcribed by Bob & Linda Ellis
Duluth, GA


Puckett Family to Wm. T. Ellis

Georgia  Spalding County                 

Whereas on the ninth day of  January in the year of our lord eighteen hundred and fifty-one Nathaniel M Lawrence made his certain instrument in writing commonly called a Deed of Trust, whereby he conveyed to Benjamin A W Puckett in trust for the sole and separate use of Sarah A. F. Puckett, Sophronia E Puckett and George T Puckett  children of  the  said  B A  W  Puckett one town lot in the City of Griffin in said county situate and lying and being in that part of  the city of Griffin North of Solomon Street in what is called West Griffin and known and distinguished in the plan of said city by lot number nineteen containing one acre more or less and whereas Sarah Ann F. Puckett intermarried with William T. Ellis who with the assistance of B. A. W. Puckett has erected a small dwelling house on the west half of said lot and whereas the said B. A. W. Puckett has departed this life, the said children named in the said deed are desirous of dividing said property.   It is therefore contracted consented and agreed that said west half of said lot is hereby conveyed thru the said Castes Qui Trust  consenting in trust to the said William T. Ellis with all the rights members & appurtenances thereunto belonging for the sole and separate use of his wife Sarah Ann F. Ellis formerly Puckett during her natural and after her death to her children free from the debts or contracts of her present or any future husband and it is further agreed and consented that the East half of said lot with the rights members and appurtenances thereto belonging remain the property of Sophronia McKee formerly Puckett and George Puckett to dispose of as they may think proper & at joint tenancy or tenancy in common so far as the said Sarah Ann F. Ellis is concerned is by these presents severed and the interest of each defined by these premises as aforesaid and all the parties aforesaid hereby conveying it & relinquish to each other as aforesaid the said William T. Ellis consenting and hereby accepting said trust by his signature to this indenture.  To have and to hold the same forever in fee simple.  And the parties aforesaid by signing this indenture relinquish their interest to said premises as set forth in this Indenture, against themselves, their heirs executors administrators and assigns forever and all other persons whatsoever. 

In Witness whereof the said parties hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written in presence of February 8th, 1869.

Samuel Monroe                                                       Mrs. Sarah A. F. Ellis  

Wm M. Cline  J.P.                                           Sophronia E. McRee

                                                                             George T. Puckett

Georgia

Spalding County

I, Wm T. Ellis, consent to the above agreement and accept the trust as therein set forth February 8th, 1869.

In presence of

Samuel Monroe

Wm M. Cline, J. P.                                          W. T. Ellis

Attached One Dollar in Rev Stamps

Recorded February the 16th 1869

G. B. Buchanan, Dpt Clk

GA Archives

Spalding County Deed Bk D, 489-490

 Transcribed by Bob & Linda Ellis, Duluth, GA


William Ellis Heirs to Savannah Griffin & North Alabama Rail Road Co.

W. T. Ellis                                        

Wm J. Ellis                                       

Jas. T. Ellis

Elijah Wilson

To Sav. Grfn N Ala R.R. Co.                         Georgia Spalding County

This Indenture made this 28th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and sixty between John a. Ellis, Elijah Wilson, Wm J. Ellis, James T. Ellis and the legatees of Richard P. Ellis of said County of the one part and the Savannah Griffin & North Alabama Rail Road Company of the other part Witnesseth that the said John A. Ellis, Elijah Wilson, William J. Ellis, James T. Ellis and the legatees of Richard P. Ellis for and in consideration of running their certain plated Rail Road on and along his land as well as in consideration of the sum of five Dollars to him in hand paid at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath given granted bargained & sold, and doth by these presents give grant bargain and sell unto the said Savannah, Griffin & North Alabama  Rail Road Company, and its successors and assigns the right of way over which to pass at all times by themselves, Directors, Officers, Agents, servants and hirelings, in any manner they may think proper and particularly for the purpose of running erecting and establishing thereon a Railroad, with double track & turn outs, or with single track and turn out as may at times be at the discretion of said Company, pursuant to a charter of incorporation granted to said Company passed the eleventh day of February, eighteen hundred and fifty four.  And to this end the limits of said right of way shall extend in width an average of Fifty feet on each side from the center of the roadway of the said Rail Road, when completed, and to extend in length through the whole tract of land owned & claimed by the said John A. Ellis, Elijah Wilson, Wm J. Ellis, Wm J. Ellis, James T. Ellis and the legatees of Richard P. Ellis, situate, lying & being in the said County, adjoining lands of James T. Ellis, John T. Ransom and Elijah Wilson known as part of lot No. 66, and running in such direction through said tract of land as the said Savannah, Griffin and North Alabama Rail Road Company, by their Agents, Managers or Workmen, shall think best suited for the purpose of locating and establishing their said work, And connected with said right of _____, said Company shall have the right to cut down and remove all such timers or other growth on each side of said Road, as _______ by falling on or skirting the same, injure the _____ other parts of said Road together with the right to pass over said premises in any direction, with teams or otherwise aforesaid, ______________ construction, maintainance and management of said Road.  Together with all and singular the rights members and appurtenances to the said strip, tract or parcel of land being, belonging or in any wise appertaining and more especially the right of way over the same.  To have and to hold the same unto the said Savannah, Griffin and North Alabama Rail Road Company their successors and assigns to their own proper use benefit and behoof forever, in fee simple.  Upon Co. ______, and it is expressly understood that should the said Rail Road Co. __________ as aforesaid be not run, located and established on and along said strip, tract or parcel of land described in the above and foregoing indenture then said indenture is to be wholly null & void, and of no effect.  And the said John A. Ellis, Elijah Wilson, William J. Ellis, James T. Ellis and the legatees of Richard P. Ellis for themselves their heirs, assigns the said bargained premises with the Savannah Griffin & North Alabama Rail Road Company, their successors or assigns will warrant & defend the title thereof against the claims of themselves only by virtue of these premises. 

In Witness whereof the said John A. Ellis, Elijah Wilson, William J. Ellis, James T. Ellis and the legatees of Richard P. Ellis hath hereunto set their hand and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.

Signed, Sealed and

Delivered in presence of

W. J. Jossey

Wm Crittenden, JIC                                           Wm. T. Ellis, LS

                                                                             Wm J. Ellis, LS

                                                                             Jas T. Ellis, LS

                                                                             Elijah Wilson, LS

                                        Recorded May 24th 1882

                                       M O Bowdoin, Clk & C

 GA Archives Dr. 162, Box 73

Spalding County Deed Bk K, pp. 98-100

Transcribed by Bob & Linda Ellis, Duluth, GA


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