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)


George Rowland

Benjamin Roc


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