555 This indenture made and entered into this 15th day of October 1855 by Reuben Ross Rebecca his wife of the County of Carter and State of Kentucky of the first part and John Ratcliff of the county and state aforesaid of the second part. Witnesseth: that for an in consideration of four hundred dollars in hand paid by the party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the party of the first part doth grant, bargain, sell and convey to the party of the second, all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in said county and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a black gum, black oak, white oak and sourwood S 13 E 14 poles to two small hickories and white oak N 55 W 15 poles to a black gum and two white oaks thence N 33 E 66 poles to two dogwoods and poplar, N 63 W 54 poles to a maple, hickory, dogwood and red oak, S 65 1/2 E 64 poles to a poplar, S 44 W 13 poles to five hickories, N 55 W 52 poles to white oak and spotted oak, S 30 W 57 poles to a stake S 30 E 38 poles S 35 W 22 poles to two red oaks, S 80 E 40 poles to three red oaks, S 70 E 64 poles to a gum sourwood S 33 E 61 poles to a stake N 75 E 48 poles to the beginning including 135 acres by survey more or less together with all and singular the appurtenances thereon belonging to have and to hold to the party of the second part and his heirs and assigns forever. The said Ross and wife conveying all the right title and interest they have in and ??? the above described land and will warrant and defend against all other claims. Should the above described land or any party thereof be taken from the said Ratcliff by any person or ???? claim, the party of the first part is to defend the purchase
Although this is the same parcel as Deed Book 6, Page 361, some of the calls are recorded differently.
Neither deed's calls creates anything close to a closed figure.
Below, I modified several of the calls to create a figure that more closely approximates the intended figure.
556 money. In testimony whereof we hereunto set our hands and seals the date above. Reuben Ross Rebecca Ross State of Kentucky Carter County I, Elias P. Davis, Clerk of the County Court ??? county aforesaid do certify that this deed from Reuben Ross & wife to John Ratcliff was produced to me in my office on the 10th day of October 1855, and was acknowledged by the said Reuben Ross to be his act and deed hand and seal for the purpose mentioned; and Rebecca Ross, his wife was examined by me separate and apart from said husband She of her own free will and consent without any fears or treats from husband relinquished her right of dower in the land and premises above conveyed and requested that the same be recorded which is accordingly done in my office this 16th day of October, 1835. (!??? s/b 1855) attest E. P. Davis, Clerk (deed from George W. Ham to Alexander Underwood follows)
Submitted by: John W. Grace