Philip Kiser to James Hodge, 1797

Source: TSL&A, Vol D: 1796-1798 Roll 1
Davidson County: Register of Deeds, Page 260

Contributed by Tammy Owen (
© 2000

Note - Surnames: Hodge, Kiser, Kizer, McCutchen

Deeds concerning Philip Kizer, with a couple in Davidson Co while he was living in Sumner.

James Hodge
November 2nd 1797
This Indenture made the second day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven between Philip Kiser of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee of the one part & James Hodge of the County of Davidson and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Philip Kiser for and in consideration of the sum of sixteen hundred Dollars to him in hand paid by the said James Hodge at and before the ensealing & delivering of these presents with the receipt whereof he the said Philip Kiser Doth hereby acknowledge himself satisfied contented and paid hath & by these presents Doth give grant bargain sell, alien demise release convey & confirm unto the said James Hodge his heirs and assignes forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing six hundred & forty acres of land situated lying and being in the County of Davidson & State aforesaid. On the waters of Little Harpeth beginning at a BoxElder & Dogwood corner to a 274 acre tract in Samuel McCutchen's line runs with his line west crossing the left hand trace from Johnstons lick at thirty chains and a branch seventy chains to a White Oak then North ninety one chains & fifty links to an Ash then East seventy chains to a stake then south ninety one & fifty links to the Beginning. To have and to hold the above granted& bargained premises with the appurtenances and hereditaments thereon and thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining with all and singular the benefits & emoluments thereunto and therefrom to arise unto him the said James Hidge his heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit & behoof forever and the said Philip Kiser for himself his heirs Executors &Administrators doth hereby covenant grant and agree to and with the said James Hodge his heirs& assigns, that unto him and them he and they the land and premises hereby intended to be conveyed he and his aforesaid will warrant and forever defend unto the said James Hodge & his aforesaid, against the lawful claim and demand of all & every person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Philip Kiser have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year first above
Witness Andrew Ewing and Francis Hodge.
Philip Kizer (LS)

The execution of which deed of conveyance as above recited was in court held for the county Davidson Oct session 1797 proven to be the act & deed of the said Philip Kizer by the oath of Andrew Ewing a subscribing witness thereto.

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