This deed this day made by and between John N. Ross and Nancy J. Ross his 
wife of the first part and Louisa F. Ross of the second part all of Carter 
County & State of Kentucky Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of 
five hundred dollars ($500.00) in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby 
acknowledged the party of the first part has sold and doth hereby sell and 
convey all that certain tract or parcel of land situated in the counties of 
Carter and Elliott State of Ky. and bounded as follows, viz Beginning at 3 
pine trees corner in Carpenter line thence with Carpenters line S 10 W 84 
poles to a hickory and ???? a small branch same course one pole to a stake 
N 62 1/2 E 98 poles to a stake near little wall(?) in old field(?) 
S 75 E 20 poles to a stake in line thence with road N 19 1/2 E 40 3/4 poles 
to R. F. Ross corner N 42 W 58 poles to a stake at County Road N 55 W 12 
poles to a stake N 35 W 20 poles to Geo. R. Ross corner thence with his line 
S 47 ?? to a stake in Carpenter line wit it S 70 1/2 E 14 poles to the beginning 
Containing  fifty seven and one half acres (57 1/2) with the appurtenances 
thereunto belonging unto her the party of the second part and her heirs and 
assigns forever and the party of the 1st part will for ever warrant and defend 
the title of said land unto her the party of the second part her heirs or 
assigns forever against all claims whatsoever In testimony said parties of 
the first part do sign and deliver this deed this 8th day of March 187? (probably 1878)

									John N. Ross  (seal)
 									Nancy J. Ross  (seal)
  									     (her mark)

				(County Clerk's certificate follows)