PERSONAL LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE

STEWART AND BARNES FAMILIES
1813 1931


Barnes Family Letters
1867


          This indenture of deed of conveyance made and entered into on this the 11th day of November AD 1867 by and between John Ford & Mary Ford his wife of the first part and Mary Davis of the second part all of the County of Covington and State of Mississippi Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to us in hand paid by the said Mary Davis party of the second part the receipt whereof is here by acknowledged have this day bargained sold aliened and conveyed and by these presents doth bargain sell alien and convey unto the said Mary Davis as aforesaid and to her heirs and assigns forever the following described tract or parcel of land lying and being situated in the County and State aforesaid and more particularly described as follows to wit, The East half of the North west quarter of Section No three in Township No Six North of Range No Sixteen West containing seventy nine and seventy seven hundredths of an acre also the West half of the North West quarter of Section No three in Township No Six North of Range No Sixteen West containing the aggregate one hundred and fifty nine acres and fifty four hundreths more or less to have and to hold the same unto the said Mary Davis and to her heirs assigns executors & Administrators forever and we John Ford and Mary Ford wife of the said John Ford do hereby by these presents bind ourselves our heirs executors administrators and assigns to forever warrent and defend the title to the above described tract or parcel of land against the lawful claim or claims of ourselves and against the claim or claims of any and all other person or persons claiming the same.
          In testimony whereof we the said John Ford and Mary Ford his wife hereunto set our hands and affix our seals on the day and date above written
John Ford (seal)
Mary M. Ford (seal)
The State of Mississippi
Covington County
This day personally appeared
before me the undersigned an
acting member of the board of
Police within and for the
County and State
aforesaid John Ford who acknowledged that he signed sealed and delivered the within and foregoing deed of Conveyance as his volentart act and deed for the sole purpose therein specified.

           Also at the same time personally appeared before me as foresaid Mary Ford wife of the within named John Ford who being by me examined separate and apart from her said husband acknowledged that she also signed sealed and delivered the within and foresaid deed of Conveyance on the day and date therin written freely and without any fear threat or compulsion on the part of her said husband but as her own volentary act and deed for the sole purpose therein expressed.

           Given under my hand and Seal this the 12th day of November AD 1867

J. D. Norris (seal)
M. B. P. C. County





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