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Power of Attorney
Absolom Deakens & Mary "Polly" Brown Deakens

Deed Book A
Power of Attorney

Know all men by these present that I, Absolom and Polly, my lawful wife, of the State of Tennessee and County of Marion, being the rightful heiress and lawful heir by virtue of matrimony of John Brown, late, of the County of Knox and State aforesaid, do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint, William Brown, of the County of Washington and State aforesaid and lawful attorney for us and in our name to sell, convey and quit, unto such person or persons, as may sell unto all our right title interest and claim of in and to our undivided portion of our said deceased fathers real estate, that is to say allowing him, our said attorney, to sell the same for whatever sum he may think proper and where sale is made, to sign our names as attorney in fact, to any deed or other assignment necessary for conveying the title to the same, hereby giving to and investing, our said attorney with full power and legal acts in the premises in, as full and ample a manner as we ourselves in proper person might or could hereby ratifying all the acts of our said attorney in the premises. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seal this fourteenth day of January eighteen hundred and twenty-three.

Absolom Deakens (his x mark)
Polly Deakens (her x mark)

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us,
John Roberts
George Stewart

Then was the within Power of Attorney duly proven in Court by the oaths of John Roberts and George Stewart, subscribing witnesses thereto, ordered to be certified and omitted to record. Given under my hand and private seal (not having an official seal) at office this 17th day of Nov 1823

John Kelly, Clk.
Reg Feb 5, 1824

Transcribed and submitted by Helen L. Smith Hoke


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