Watkins, James from Marmaduke Lay & Martha Lay, 1846

Source: Sumner Co. Archives Deed Book 20, page 212

Transcribed by Joyce Stark Blocker (CBStark@aol.com)
© 17 August 2002

Know all men by these presents that we Marmaduke Lay & Martha Lay his Wife daughter of Robert Watkins dec'd formally of Sumner County Tennessee of Gallatin County Illinois for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred & Seventy five dollars to me paid by James Watkins of Sumner County Tennessee the receipt whereof hereby acknowledged have granted bargained sold and conveyed and by these presents do grant bargain sell and convey unto the hands James Watkins all our right title and interest in an to the estate of the said Robert Watkins dec'd which either or both of us may have or may acquire by reason of this said Martha being heir of the said Robert dec'd.

In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals the 30th day of November 1846. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
Albert G. Dugger      Marmaduke Lay {Seal}
James Darah, Notary Public      Maratha Lay {Seal}
               (Her Mark)

State of Illinois }
Gallatin County } ___
Before me the undersigned Notary Public in and for Gallatin County and State aforesaid duly commissioned and qualified personally came Marmaduke Lay Martha Lay his wife and acknowledged the signature to be annexed Deed to be their free and voluntary act And the said Martha wife of the said Marmaduke being examined by me separate and apart from her husband did acknowledge her signature to be her own free and voluntary act and without the compulsion of her said husband.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my notorial seal at Shawneetown County & State aforesaid this 30th day of November A.D. 1846
James Darah
Notary Public
Rec'd for Registration 1st March 1847 at 10 oclock AM J. Bruce Reg'r
Registered & Examined 20th August 1847 J. Bruce Reg'r

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