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This deed this day made by and between John N. Ross and Nancy Ross, his wife, 
parties of the first part and James W. Scott, party of the second part all of 
Carter County and State of Kentucky. Witnesseth that in consideration of the 
sum of six hundred dollars in hand Juaid(?) or secured the parties of the first 
part was sold unto the party of the second part and his heirs a certain tract 
or parcel of land in the County and State aforesaid on the waters of Big Sinking 
and ounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at three small black oaks on the north 
side of the County Road, corner to 102 acre tract of J. M. Taber, with same 
S 70 1/2 E 123 poles to a stake in D. Jesse Caudle tract & with a line there of 
N 23 E 226 poles to 3 hickories, black oak & dogwood, thence birding(?) on 
Greenhills land N 70 W 82 poles to 2 black oak bushes S 42 W 95 poles to a black 
oak tree & black locust and maple bushes S 19 W 115 poles to a white oak 
S 27 W 16 1/2 to the beginning, containing one hundred and twenty three acres by 
survey to have and to hold the above described tract of land with all and singular 
the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the party of the second part and his 
heirs and assigns forever. The parties of the first part warranting and defending 
the title of said tract of land unto the party of the second part and his heirs 
against the claims of all persons or titles whatever. In testimony where of the 
said party of the first part have here unto set their hands and seal this 20th day 
of July 1875 in the year of our lord one thousand and eight-hundred and seventy five.

								John Ross  (seal)
 								Nancy Ross  (seal)
 								    (her mark)



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State of Kentucky
Carter County
I, William A. Everman, deputy for Elias P. Davis, Clerk of the County Court in 
the County and State aforesaid  do certify that this deed from John N. Ross and 
Nancy Ross, his wife, to James W. Scott was this produced to me in my office and 
was dult acknowledged by the said John N. Ross and Nancy Ross, his wife, to be 
their act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned and wherefrom the same 
together with this certificate have been duly recorded in my office.

Given under my hand this 26th day of July 1875.

  								William A. Everman D.C.
 								for E. P. Davis  Clerk C.C.C.



	(Deed from James W. Scott and Jane Scott to Harry Young follows)

Submitted by: John W. Grace

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