Page 272 Record of Commissioner's Deeds Deed from J. N. Ross to John Ratcliff This indenture, made and entered into by and between John N. Ross of the first part and John Ratcliff of the second part all of the County of Carter and State of Kentucky, witnesseth that for and in consideration of sixteen dollars in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged for which the party of the first do by these presents bargain & sell alien and convey a certain piece of land unto the party of the second part, lying and being in said county on the Trough Camp Branch of Tygarts and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a white oak & dogwood on a point corner to David Gormans (?) land a with his line N 54 E. 52 poles to two dogwoods & poplar in a line of one hundred acres survey of said Gorman & with his line N 47 W 58 poles to three white oaks, thense South 45 West with a line of 200 (?) acres granted to William Miller, 50 poles to a white oak and elm on the cedar point, thense a line of said Millers land, S 46 E 51 poles to the beginning, and the party of the first part do by these presents, bargain, sel, alien and convey all and singular the appertenances thereunto belonging unto the party of the second part forever - - - - - - and the party of the first will and defend against all persons or persons claiming under him self, his heirs and all other claim or claims whatever unto the party of the second part for ever, given under my hand and seal this 31st day of January 1864. John N. Ross Clerks Certificate State of Kentucky Carter County I allen Duncan, Deputy for E. P. Davis, Clerk, Carter County Court, do certify that that this deed of convey an?? from John N. Ross to John Ratcliff was produced to me in my office and acknowledged by John N. Ross to be his act and deed for the purpose there in mentioned and desired that the same should be recorded which deed together with this certificate is duly admitted to record in my office, given under my hand this 30th April 1864 Allen Duncan, Dpty for E. P. Davis C.C.C.C.
Submitted by: John W. Grace