William Bruce from Thomas Hickman, 1804
Deed Dated 20 April 1804

Source: Sumner Co. Archives DB 5, Pg 9

Contributed by Joyce Stark Blocker (CBStark@aol.com)
© April 2001

This Indenture made this twentieth day of April one thousand eight hundred and four, between thomas Hickman of Davidson County of the one part and William Bruce of Sumner County,State of Tennessee of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Thomas Hickman for and in consideration of the sum of Seventy Dollars to him in hand paid by the
said Bruce through the hands of William ________ and Henry Bradford the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, hath given, granted, bargained, and sold, and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell to the said William Bruce, his heirs and assigns a certain tract or piece of land containing by estimation twenty one acres be the same more or less being part of a tract of seventy acres granted originally to Daniel James by patent bearing date February the twentieth one thousand seven hundred & ninety five, lying in Sumner County on the waters of Drakes creek joining the North boundary of William Montgomery preemption which tract of twenty one acres bounded as follows: Beginning at a stake ninety seven poles from the South-east corner in the East boundary of original survey, thence North forty two poles to a stake, thence West eighty-one poles to a stake on a line originally George Watkins now Thomas Joiner (?), South forty two poles to a stake, then East eighty-one poles to the beginning to have and to hold the said tract of land with all the appertinances there unto belonging to the said William Bruce his heirs and asssigns forever and the said Thomas Hickman and his heirs the said tract of land with all its appurtanances to the said William Bruce heirs and assigns against the claim or claims of all and any person or persons whosoever will for ever warrant and defend. In testimony whereof the said Thomas Hickman hath hereunto subscribed his name and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.

Signed Sealed and Delivered
in presence of
s/Thomas Stuart
s/P. W. Humphrey..................................................s/Thomas Hickman

State of Tennessee....}
Sumner County...........}

December Term 180_

The within deed from Thomas Hickman to William Bruce was proved by Thomas Stewart and admitted to certification for registration. Therefore let it be registered.
s/David Shelby Ck

State of Tennessee...}
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Register Office

I, James Douglass, Register of D. County do certify that the within Deed _______ is Duly registered in Book K, page ____, the 26th June 1810.

s/James Douglass, Register
s/ _______ _____ Deputy Register

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