This indenture made and entered into this 7th day of September 1869 by and between 
Reuben F. Ross and Teresa Ellen Ross of the County of Lewis and the State of Kentucky 
of the first part and G. M. Offill of Carter County and the state aforesaid  of the 
second part  Witnesseth that the said Reuben F, Ross and Teresa Ellen Ross for and 
in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars ($50.oo) paid in hand the receipt 
whereof is hereby acknowledged hereby sells and conveys unto the said G. M. Offill 
his heirs & assigns all their rights title and interest in and to the following 
described tract or boundary of land it being the interest that the said Teresa llen 
Ross inherited from her deceased brother James Preston Offill  Lying in Carter County 
Kentucky om the waters of Tygart Creek and bounded as follows (to wit): Beginning at 
a stake corner to J. Harvey Offill's land and with his lines N 80 E 102 pole to two h
ickories thence S 31 E 16 1/2 poles to a white oak  S 88 E 144 poles to a stake thence 
North 53 poles to a forked gum thence N 83 1/2 W 241 poles to two black oak bushes on 
the north side of the road thence S 11 W 74 poles to a stake near a small branch small 
branch S 7 W 7 poles to the beginning  Containing 96 acres together with all and 
singular the appurtenances there unto belonging to have and to hold the land hereby 
conveyed unto the said G. M. Offill his & the aforesaid right title and interest unto 
the said G. M. Offill his heirs or assigns against the claim or claims of all and 
every person claiming by through or under this title hey will warrant and forever 
defend but against no other claims, date above: in witness whereof we here unto set 
our hands and seals

									Reuben F. Ross  (seal)
  									Teresa E. Ross  (seal)

			(Clerk of County Court certification follows)

note: G. M. Offill is Teresa Ellen (Offill) Ross' brother

Submitted by: John W. Grace

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