Joseph Payne to William Payne
Deed of Gift
Transcribed by Catherine Trumm
Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Payne of Smith County and State of Tennessee for the natural love and affection which I bear towards my son William Payne do by this presents give and bequeath unto my said son William his heirs and asigns forever a certain negro boy or man slave named Ben about nineteen years of age and now in my possession, which said negro I will warrant and defend unto the said William Payne his heirs and asigns forever against the lawful claim or claims of all and every person whatsoever in
in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of June One Thousand Eight Hundred and Six.
Joseph Payne (Seal)