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This indenture made and entered into this the 11th day of February 1856 by and 
between Zachariah Tyree Commissioner appointed by the Carter County Court at 
its December term 1855 to make deeds to the heirs of George James deceased 
according to the divisions of land as reported(?) ?? Commissioners and Margaret 
James   Emily James Amanda James  Mary Vanlandingham   Celia James   Cortney James 
of the first part  Reuben Ross and Rebecca   his wife  daughter of the said George 
James deceased of the second part of the County of Carter State of Kentucky  
Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the promises aforesaid the party of 
the first part hath this day bargained sold and conveyed unto the party of the 
second part all that tract of land on the waters of Little Sinking and bounded 
as follows (to wit) Beginning at hickory and chestnut on N side(?) of Sinking in line of John H, James surveyor
S 77 W 48 to white oak N 42 E 73 to 2 black

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oaks and dogwood S 41 W 80 poles to one large red oak S 15.5 W 155 (*)
			(*) "S 15.5 poles" on Deed Book 7 Page 337
to 2 white oaks S 8.5 E 42 poles (**) to a sugar tree
			(**) "3 white oaks S 9.5 E 42 poles" on Deed Book 7 Page 337
hickory and gum S 38 E 54 poles black oak and hickory
S 72 E 29 poles to 2 hickorys on ridge N 15 E 34 poles N 30 E 26
poles to the beginning. Being lot No. 8 and containing
by survey 85 acres to hold unto them the party of the
second part and to their heirs and assigns forever 
as their portion of real estate of George James deceased
divided and set apart to them by commissioners appointed
for that purpose and the party of the first
doth convey all the right and interest in 
and to the said land to the party of the second
part that George James dec'd in & to the
same warranting and defending from all persons
claiming under, through or by the said George James
dec's but from none attic(?) in warranty where of the party
of the first part have this day set his hand and seal.

							Z. Tyree, Com.   (seal)



Submitted by: John W. Grace

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