Watkins, James from Robert Boyd & Margaret Boyd, 1850

Source: Sumner Co. Archives Deed Book 22, pages 115 & 116

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

I Robert Boyd & Wife Margaret Boyd have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey to James Watkins his heirs and assigns forever for the consideration of four hundred & five dollars to me paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged our entire interest in an undivided tract of land in the State of Tennessee County of Sumner and District No. 9 lying on the waters of Drake's Creek adjoining the lands of George Martin John K. Taylor & others containing by estimation thirty-seven acres be the same more or less the boundaries of which are not known it being our entire interest in a tract of land formerly owned by Robert Watkins. To have and to hold the same to the said James Watkins his heirs and assigns forever. We do covenant with the said James Watkins that we are lawfully seized of said land have a good right to convey it and that the same is unencumbered. We do further covenant and bind ourselves our heirs representatives & administrators to covenant and forever defend the title to said land and every Part thereof to the said James Watkins against the claims of all persons whatever.
Robert Boyd {Seal}
Margaret Boyd {Seal}
Test Cyrus Boyd, John A. Allen

State of Tennessee Sumner County } To Samuel Kirkpatrice, Esquire.
You are hereby authorized & empowered to take the examination of Margaret Boyd relative to her free and voluntary execution of the within Deed separate & aparat from her husband Robert Boyd and the same to taken certify under your hand & seal Witness my hand at office this 29th day of April 1850. John L. Bugg, Clerk

State of Tennessee Sumner County } This day personally appeared Margaret Boyd before me separate and aparta from her husband and acknowledged the foregoing transfer to be her own lawful act and deed and that she conveyed the same without pursuasion reward or threats given under my hand & seal this 7th day of May 1850.

State of Tennessee Sumner County } Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg Clerk of the County Court of said county Robert Boyd the bargainer with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he executed the within Deed for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at Office the 15th of Oct 1850.
John Bugg Clerk
By H. _. Bugg, DC
Rec for Registration 15th Octo 1850 at 10 Oclock AM
J. Bruce, Reg.
Registered & Examined 18th Octo 1850.
J. Bruce Reg & SC

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