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Abstracts of Houston Families Deeds

Submitted byMartha Cofield

2 Jul 1842 date of deed/19 Jan 1846 date of filing/29 Jan 1846 date of recording

Robert B. Houston to Andrew A. Houston $900.00 Book D page 337/8

The following tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Lafayette known as the southeast 1/4 section 7 township 7 range 1 west containing by estimation 160 acres more or less.

(Original Deed in my possession. msc)

1 Aug 1846 date of deed 4 Aug 1846 date of filing and recording

Daniel M. Nelson to A. A. Houston, James P. Dunn & George R. Bonds as agents for the community at large Book D page 463

A certain tract or parcel of land including the graveyard near J. M. Nelson. Described in and by the following boundary, beginning at the center of section 25 township 7 range 2 west and running east with the dividing line of said section 68 steps or yards to a small persimmon, then south 35 steps or yards to a blackjack, then west 74 yards to a line division of the southeast from the southwest 1/4 of said section 25, then north to the center of the section at the beginning containing about 3/4 acre, said land intended expressly for the use of the public as a burying ground.

Witnessed by: J. E. W. Houston, Mary M. Nelson (This is just north of Puskus Lake in Beat 2. msc)

3 Aug 1847 date of deed 25 Aug 1847 date of filing and recording

Robert B. Houston to A. A. Houston, Agent for the Methodist Church

A centain piece or parcel of land being in the southeast corner of the northeast 1/4 section 17 township 7 range 1 west of the half mile stake of said quarter section running the line west so as to take in the graveyard, then north for enough to make 3 acres of land in the corner of said quarter above described. said land to be used for the benefit of the Public for schools and the Protestant Methodist Church as now established.(This is Old Liberty Cemetery, Beat 2 Lafayette Co. The cemetery is actually in section 16. msc)

15 Oct 1855 date of deed 15 Sep 1856 date of filing 4 Oct 1856 date of recording

James P. Dunn & wife Sarahphine to A. A. Houston Book H page 541

A certain tract or parcel of land, Known as the north section 18 township 7 range 1 west except 5 acres off the southeast part of the southeast 1/4 including the orchard field running west with a ditch from said field to the big branch, then south up said branch to the line between the northeast and southeast 1/4 of said section.

2 Feb 1857 date of deed 16 Mar 1857 date of filing 30 Mar 1857 date of recording

Jas A. Houston et al to Benj. F. Houston

James A. Houston and Julia A his wife, Aug D. Harris and Mary Ann his wife, Thomas J. White and Sarah J. his wife, heirs of the estate of Robert Boyd Houston late of Dewitt Co TX; Our undivided interest being 3/4 of the whole amount of a certain tract or parcel of land known as: section 34, northwest 1/4 section 33, north section 32 all in township 6 range 1 west in Marshall & Lafayette Counties.

(James A. Houston, Mary Ann Houston Harris, and Sarah J. Houston White are children of Robert Boyd Houston.msc)

27 Aug 1856 date of deed 16 Mar 1857 date of filing 31 Mar 1857 date of recording

John N. Houston & James A. Houston of Gonzales Co TX to Benj. F. Houston

John N. Houston has undivided interest in land being 1/4 part thereof: section 34, northwest 1/4 section 33, north 1/2 section 32, all in township 6 range 1 west in Marshall & Lafayette Counties.

If John N. Houston cause to make a valid warantee deed when he reaches the age of 21, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

Signed by J. A. Houston, guardian of John N. Houston and by J. N. Houston.

(J. A. Houston and John N. Houston are brothers and heirs of Robert Boyd Houston, their father.msc)

21 Sep 1860 date of deed 1 Dec 1861 date of filing 20 Feb 1861 date of recording

A. Longstreet of SC to L. Q. C. Lamar & M. McEachin $5000.00

An undivided of the following tract of land

The whole of section 30 township 6 range 2 west that lies south of the Tallahatchie River supposed to contain 238 acres.

The whole of section 25 township 6 range 3 west That lies south of said river supposed to contain about 602 acres

The south fraction of section 24 township 6 range 3 west bounded north & east by said Tallahatchie River, south by section 25 just described & west by section 23 of the same township and range last aforesaid supposed to contain 144 acres. (This land is all or most underwater now. msc)

1 Dec 1861 date of deed 1 Dec 1861 date of filing 20 Feb 1861 date of recording

L. Q. C. Lamar & V. L. Lamar to M. Mceachin $1500.00

An undivided 1/4 of section 30 township 6 range 2 west

An undivided 1/4 of section 25 same township & range lining south of the Tallahatchie River

An undivided 1/4 of section 24 township 6 range 3 west bounded nrth & east by the Tallahatchie River, south by section 25 just described and west by section 23 of the same township & range last aforesaid supposed to contain 144 acres. (Section 25 is in township 6 range 3 as in above deed. msc)

19 Jan 1866 date of deed 19 Jan 1866 date of filing 10 May 1866 date of recording

L. Q. C. Lamar of Yallobusha Co to A. B. Longstreet

Whereas the said A. B. Longstreet did on the 21st day of Sep 1860 convey unto the said L. Q. C. Lamar and M. McEachin by deed an undivided half of a certain tract of land hereinafter described.While the said Lamar & McEachin made their joint & several note to the said Longstreet dated 21 Sep 1860 for the sum of $5000.00 and whereas there is still due on said note the sum of $5617.45, principal and interest, after deducting the credits thereon, and whereas the said Lamar wishes to pay off his part of said note and be discharged from his liability thereon, and whereas the said Longstreet agrees to accept a reconveyance of his (said Lamar) interest in the land conveyed to said Lamar & McEachin, as aforesaid as a full payment of his share of said note and to release him from his liability thereon.

( see other deeds above for description. msc)

7 Apr 1866 date of deed 27 May 1867 date of filing Book J page 333

J. W. Davis Adm estate of John B. Davis to B. F. Houston

Part of the John B. Davis lot in the town of Abbeville situated on the west side of the MS Central Railroad fronting said road east and fronting the public Wyatt and Pontotoc dirt road south, bounded north by the land now owned by the said B. F. Houston and west by a part of the said lot this day purchased by W. Gallegly. A fraction of the northwest quarter of section 3 township 7 range 3 west. Situated on the south line of said quarter fronting said dirt road 111 feet and running back north to the said B. F. Houston's lands fronting said lands 153 feet.

(No mention of appurtances which usually means buildings, but that does not mean there was NOT one, just that it was not mentioned. When one purchases land, one owns whatever is on the land. msc) (This deed does not mention lot no 12. Could it be another lot or piece of property?) (Wyatt and Pontotoc dirt road must be same as Wyatt and Rocky Ford Road. msc)

(Original deed in my possession. msc)

18 May 1866 date of deed 19 May 1866 date of filing May 1866 date of recording

S. M Addison McGehee estate by W. McKee Adm to M. McEachin & A. M. Graham

4 acres southwest 1/4 section 34 township 6 range 3 and right of way to creek. Known as the place on which said decedent has a mill. 4 acres on the southeast 1/4 of section 34 township 6 range 3 together with the right of way for canal or mill race through the northeast corner of section 3 and the west of section 2 township 7 range 3.


4 July 1867 date of deed 6 Oct 1890 date of filing 7 Oct 1890 date of recording

A. A. Houston to C. W. Hall $500.00

the northeast quarter of section 18 except 6 acres and the east fraction of the northwest quarter of said section both in township 7 range 1 west commencing at the half mile stake running west to a black oak tree marked with 3 chops, then south to the road, then with said road to the south line of said quarter, then from said road east to the corner containing 75 acres more or less.

8 June 1868 date of deed

George C. Wilson to B. F. Houston

A certain lot of land situated in the village of Abbeville fronting the Wyatt and Rocky Ford road. 199 feet and nine inches from a certain stake known as the southwest corner stake of Wm. M. Crabtree's lot to a certain ditch the east boundry of Mrs. Deal's lot, then north to B. F. Houston land, then east 199 feet and 9 inches to the corner stake of his and Wm M Crabtree's lot, then south to the said Rocky Ford and Wyatt dirt road. Said lot is situated on the south line of the southwest quarter of section 3 township 7 range 3 west.

1 Oct 1868 date of deed 11 Dec 1873 date of filing & recording

Mrs. S. M. Smith to M. C. King $400 page 456

North East 1/4 Section 14 Township 7 Range 3 west containing 160 acres....Land with the appurtances

4 Nov 1869 date of deed

Mary Tyer, D. A. Tyer, P. G. Tyer, S. S. Tyer to A. A. Houston, J. L. Wilson

A certain tract or parcel of land in Lafayette Co, All of the north of the northeast quarter of section 10 township 7 range 3 west lying on the east side of the MS Central Rail Road except ten acres situated in the northeast corner of said land previously sold to G. C. Usery. Tract contains 53 acres.

13 Oct 1870 date of deed 18 Aug 1875 date of filing 24 Aug 1875 date of recording

George G. Austin, Adm John T. Austin to B. F. Houston & Co

Probate Court of 1869 ordered and decreed that the said party of the first part as Administrator should sell for cash all that certain parcel of land lying and being in described as follows: part of the John T. Austin lot in the town of Abbeville in said county situated on the east side of the MS Central Rail Road fronting the said Rail Road Depot Lot on the west line of said lot and fronting Long Street on the east side of said lot and bordered on the north by a lot known as Graham & McEachin's and on the south by a lot bought by E. B. Lewis and is a fraction of the southwest quarter of section 3 township 7 range 3 west and known as lot no 18 according to the plat of the town, fronting depot lot 19 poles and Long Street 22 poles, on the north nineteen poles and on the south 18 poles.(This description is confusing. msc)

20 Apr 1871 date of deed 2 Mar 1885 date of filing 15 Jun 1885 date of recording

A. M. Graham & M. McEachin to Mrs. E. B. Lewis page 168 $125.00

Commencing at a stake at the corner of Dr. McGills land southwesterly about 22 poles from Mrs. Lewises house, thence North 22 poles to a stake at the Northwest corner of her garden, thence west 7 degrees north 12 poles, thence North 10 degrees east 9 poles, thence east 30 poles, thence south 33 poles,thence west 20 poles to Commencing stake

29 Nov 1871 date of deed 11 Dec 1873 date of filing & recording

M. C. King to G. C. & G. H. Wilson $1500.00 page 457

Northeast 1/4 Section 14 Township 7 Range 3 west...to be equally divided

23 Nov 1872 date of deed 27 Nov 1872 date of filing Book Q page 326

Mary E. Houston to J. W. Davis

Commencing at a stake at Mrs. E. Lewis's garden and running west with McGill lot 125 yards to a stake, then south eleven chains and forty links, than east with the Boyne's (?) line to the corner of M. McEachin's land, then north to the commencement stake. All in section 3 township 7 range 3 west. Containing 6 acres.( Mary Elizabeth Houston, wife of A. A. Houston. msc)

1 Dec 1873 date of deed 15 Jan 1874 date of filing 29 Jan 1874 date of recording

A. M. Graham & M. McEachin to A. E. Hardin Book Q pages 616/617

The following described lot in the town of Abbeville viz lot no 29 according to the present survey commencing at a stake on the east boundry of Mrs. M. McGill's lot and at the northwest corner of Mrs. E. B. Lewis lot, then east 30 poles, then north 10 2/10 poles, then west 28 poles to the line of Mrs. M. McGill lot, then 10 poles to the commencing stake it being bound on the south by Mrs. E. B. Lewis Lot, on the east by M. McEachin lot, on the north by M. McEachin lot, on the west by Mrs. M. McGill lot being a fraction of the southeast 1/4 of section 3 township 7 range 3 containing a fraction less than 2 acres.

(Original deed in my possession. msc)


24 Sep 1874 date of deed 13 Jun 1876 date of filing 15 Jun 1876 date of recording

Agreement between M. McEachin, C. L. Taylor, B. F. Houston, A. M. Graham.

Names in body of deed--Charles L. Taylor, Malcom McEachin, Archibald M. Graham, Benj. F. Houston.

That whereas we own lots of land adjoining in village of Abbeville on the east side of the MS Central Railroad, and whereas the lines of said lots now run east and west and from the depot lot and whereas the depot lot line runs north and south at an angle of about 9 degrees west and whereas we have built houses and desire to build other houses on a parallel line with said railroad and in doing so we, and each of us, would lose a strip of land as the lines now run. Therefore we have mutually agreed to make an even exchange of land as the plat on the back of this instrument of writing explains all of said lots being a fraction of the southwest 1/4 of section 3 township 7 range 3 west.

Commencing on the east boundary line of the depot, 200 feet east of the center of the railroad track and 176 feet south of the quarter section line and running back east about nine degrees south with the north wall of M. McEachin's Brick Store and beyond east of the north east corner of said store 37 feet to a stake, then south about 9 degrees west 60 feet to a stake, then west to the depot lot line, then northward with said line to the commencement point being a part of Lots No 16, 17, 18 according to the plat of the village as made out by S. T. King, county surveyor in the year 1873.

11 July 1876 date of filing 15 July date of recording

B. F. Houston of Lafayette Co but presently in TX to Chas. B. Howry Deed of Trust

Grant Bargain and Convey to to O. L. Carter of Oxford

225 acres of land formerly owned by the estate of William Turner and bought by him from J. A. P. Kenady

Described as follows: 120 acres of the west side of section 31 and 105 acres off the east side of section 32 township 6 range 3 west.

My undivided half interest in lot no 12 and appertances in section 3 township 7 range 3 west upon which lot stands a two story brick metal roof store house as laid in the plan of Abbeville.

In trust however for the following purpose, to wit: That I the said Houston on 2 Feb 1875 made and executed my certain promissory note payable to the order of myself and indorsed the same, and delivered the said not to John V. Claybrook which said note was and is payable on 26 Mar 1878 for sum of $3312.50 and which was given as part of the purchase money for land sold to me by said John S. Claybrook which lies in Saint Louis County Missouri. Said note since it's delivery to Claybrook has been by him, value sold and transfered to Chas B. Howry.

Whereas I have bargained to sell said land lying in St. Louis County upon which the trust was made, to Green S. Pope and Erasmus McGinnis, said Howry has agreed to release his incumberance on said land and lots.

Now securing the note held by him upon my executing unto him a trust deed to secure the same note on the land and lots owned by me in MS.

25 Apr 1877 date of deed 28 Apr 1877 date of filing 30 May 1877 date of recording

M. McEachin, assignee in bankruptcy of the estate of George Taylor, a bankrupt party, to B. F. Houston and A. H. Houston. (May be Augustine Harris Houston of TX but is probably A. A. Houston and a mistake in deed.) $462.00

All that part of section 32 township 6 range 2 west which lies south of Tallahatchie River being 444 acres together with all and singular the tenaments, heredatiments and apertenances therein.


Aug 1880 date of deed 9 Sep 1880 date of filing 26 Nov 1880 date of recording

Malcom McEachin & his wife, M. A. McEachin of Abbeville Lafayette Co MS , party of first part and J. W. Hines of Fort Smith Sebastian Co AR, party of the second part.

For and in consideration of the sum of $6500.00 viz: one residense house, outhouses, fixtures, a lot of 7 6/10 acres of land situated in the city of Fort Smith AR valued at $4000.00; all merchandise consisting in a stock of groceries of valuation $2500.00 in said city of Fort Smith AR for which said consideration the said M & M. A. McEachin have this day bargained and sold unto the said J. W. Hines party of the second part, one certain tract or parcel of land situated in Lafayette Co MS described as follows: all of the southeast 1/4 of section 34 except the Mill Site containing about 3 acres in the southeast corner of said quarter running due north on the section line 24 poles then west 25 poles, the south 20 poles 6 degrees east, then east 22 poles;

also 40 acres of the southwest 1/4 of section 34 commencing at the southwest corner of said 1/4, then due east to the creek, then the meanderings of the creek to a certain cypress tree about 50 yards above the wagonford on said creek, then north to a red oak tree turning northeast, then to a white oak tree running northwest , then to another white oak tree running south of west on or near the bank of the creek, then the creek to the line until it intersects the west line said 1/4 except a fraction in the south west corner commencing at the said south west corner running east 5 poles, then north 6 degrees west 24 poles, then west 2 poles, to the 1/4 section line, then south on said line to the commencement stake, all in township 6 range 3; also a fraction of the north west 1/4 of section 2 township 7 range 3 described as follows commencing 5 poles east of the north west corner of said 1/4 running south 20 degrees east 25 poles, then south 37 degrees east 28 poles, then south 31 degrees east 24 poles, then south 3 degrees east 15 poles, then east 7 degrees north 46 poles, the east 10 degrees north 22 poles, then due east to the 1/4 section line, then north along said 1/4 section line to the creek, then the meanderings of the creek to the north 1/4 section line.

Also one residence, out houses & a fraction of land containing 21 acres, 3 rods & 26 poles more or less being a fraction of the south east 1/4 of section 3 township 7 range 3 containing at a stake 32 poles due south from a point on the 1/4 section line 66 poles east of the center of said section 3, then running south 29 poles, then east 26 3/5 poles, then south 26 poles, then west 28 poles, then north 10 degrees east ll poles, then east 71 poles to the commencement point.

Also one certain brick store house and lot fronting the railroad in Abbeville and further described as commencing at a stake 176 feet from the south line of the street running east and west along the 1/4 section line at a point on the line where east boundary of the depot lot corners, running south along said line 32 feet, then east about 9 degrees south 154 feet 8 inches, then

north to the original line, then east to Long Street, then north 32 feet, then west to the point of commencement.

For a full explanation refer to M. McEachin, C. L. Taylor, A. M. Graham and B. F. Houston & Co deed recorded 15 June 1876 in deed book U pages 374/5; Also to A. M. Graham's deed to M. McEachin recorded 22 jan 1874 in deed book Q pages 585/6 except one blacksmith shop to be used only as such.


21 Aug 1881 date of deed 5 Jan 1882 date of filing 25 Jul date of recording

J. W. Hines and wife of Lafayette Co to A. M. Graham

For the sum of $1225.00, $25 before the sealing and delivery of these presents, $200 to be paid on or before 1 Dec next, and one promissory note due 1 Jan 1882 for $1000.

The following described land: a certain fraction of the southeast 1/4 section 34 township 6 range 3 commencing 24 poles north of the southeast corner of said 1/4 section on said 1/4 section line and running due west to the creek, then along the meandering of said creek a northerly direction to the mouth of said creek to where it intersects with a creek known as Tullacuctia (? msc), then up said creek with the meanderings to the 4th section line, then due south along said !/4 section to the point of commencing.

Also a fraction of the southwest 1/4 section 35 commencing 5 poles east of southwest corner of said 1/4 section, then due east along said quarter section line to the creek known as Fullasuctia (?), then down said creek in a north westerly direction with the meanderings of said creek to a certain cypress tree about 50 yards above the wagon ford on said creek, then north to a red oak tree running northeast, then to a white oak tree running northwest, then to another white oak running south of west on or near the bank of the creek, then along the creek with its meanderings to where it interesects the 1/4 section line, then due south to the commencing point.

Also a fraction of the northwest 1/4 of section 2 township 7 range 3 commencing 5 poles east of the northwest corner of said 1/4 section running south 20 degrees, east 25 poles, then south 37 degres, east 28 poles, then south 31 degrees, east 24 poles, the 3 degrees east 15 poles, then east 7degrees north 46 poles, then east 10 degrees north 22 poles, then due east to said 1/4 section line, then due north along said 1/4 section line to the creek, then with the meanderings of said creek to the north 1/4 section line, said fraction of land contains about 92 acres.

Also a certain lot in the town of Abbeville known as the McEachin Brick Store Lot with all the brick and rubbish on said lot, fronting on railroad in said town and further described as commencing at a stake 176 feet from the south line of the street running east and west along the 1/4 section line at a point on the same where east boundary of the depot lot corners, running south along said depot line 32 feet, then east about 9 degrees south 154 feet and 8 inches, then north to the original line, then east to Long Street, then north along said Long Street 32 feet, then west to the point of commencement. For further and full description refer to M. McEachin, C. L. Taylor, A. M.Graham, and B. F. Houston's deed recorded 15 June 1876 in deed book U pages 374/5 and also to A. M. Graham's deed to M. McEachin recorded 22 Jan 1874 in deed book Q pages 585/6 except one blacksmith shop or house only to be used as such.

Signed J. W. Hines and Emma E. Hines.

(Long Street runs east and west, therefore the line cannot go "east to Long Street". Also the line cannot run "north along said Long Street" msc)

13 Aug 1880 date of Decree 8 Feb 1881 date of recording

A McEachin complainant vs Evans Pegues Minute Book 2, pg 163

Southwest 1/4 section 23 township 7 range 3

Complainant in adverse possession for 27 years; granted title;


26 Jun 1882 date of deed 28 Jun 1882 date of filing 8 Jul date of recording

B. F. Houston to A. A. Houston

2/3 east half brick store house lot back to Mrs. Smith's lot on the west side of the railroad in Abbeville

2/3 north northwest 1/4 of section 16 township 7 range 3

2/3 southwest 1/4 of section 16 township 7 range 3 west of old MS Central Railroad

26 Jun 1882 date of deed 2 Nov 1882 date of filing 16 Nov 1882 date of recording

A. A. Houston to B. F. Houston

1/3 west half a brick store house on the west side of railroad in Abbeville

1/3 lot no 5 west fraction southwest 1/4 section 3 township 7 range 3 4 acres

1/3 east end section 32 township 6 range 3 135 acres

1/3 all of southwest 1/4 section 16 township 7 range 3 east of old MS Central Railroad

1/3 north southeast 1/4 section 16 township 7 range 3

14 Apr 1883 date of deed 2 Mar 1885 date of filing 15 Jun 1885 date of recording

G. M. Hardin to M. McEachin of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, AR $1800.00

Land being and laying in Lafayette Co MS. Beginning in the southwest corner of the southwest quarter of Section 25 township 6 range 3 and running east on boundary line 83 poles, then due north on a strait line across said section and into section 24 township 6 range 3 to the Tallahatchie River, then running with the meandering of said river to section line of section 24 aforesaid, then due south on section line back to beginning point, containing 185 acres.

29 Dec 1885 date of deed

J. A. Houston to J. W. Houston

The following described land and tenements beginning at the north east corner of the south west quarter of section 5 township 7 range 3 west, then 160 rods south to the south east corner, then 121 rods west to a stake, then 71 rods north 40 degrees east to a stake, then 71 rods north to a stake, then east to a stake, then 36 rods north to a stake, then 55 Rods east to the commencement stake containing 76 acres known as the Homestead of the late J. E. W. Houston. (John Eurilius Walker Houston is a brother of Andrew Alexander Houston and Benjamin Franklin Houston; James Aaron Houston and John Walker Houston are sons of J. E. W. Houston. msc)

28 Oct 1886 date of deed

J. W. Houston to B. F. Houston

All my right Title and interest in the following described land and tenements beginning at the northeast corner of the southwest 1/4 section 5 township 7 range 3 west, then 160 rods south to the southeast corner, then 120 rods west to a stake, then 71 rods north 40 degrees east to a stake, then 70 rods north to a stake, then 20 rods east to a stake, then 36 rods north to a stake, then 55 rods east to the commencement stake containing 76 acres, known as the homestead of the late J. E. W. Houston. (See deed of J. A. Houston to J. W. Houston 29 Dec 1885.msc)

12 Mar 1888 date of deed 19 Mar 1888 date of filing and recording

B. F. Houston to G. G. Houston $4000.00 Book EE page 705

One certain Brick Store House in the village of Abbeville described as the B. F. Houston Store House 18 & 70 feet, it being the west half of the B. F. & A. A. Houston Brick Building and the land said B. F. Houston building stands on which runs back to the Mrs. S. M. Smith line, said building being situated west of the Illinois Central Rail Road and fronting Wyatt and Rocky Ford Street, a fraction of the south west quarter of section 3 township 7 range 3 west.

(B. F. Houston is brother of A. A. Houston and father of G. G. Houston. BFH and GGH both live in McKinney Collin Co TX. msc)

19 Mar 1888 date of deed 23 Mar 1888 date of filing and recording

G. G. Houston to James B. Simpson Book EE page 707-8

A fractional part of the southwest 1/4 section 3 township 7 range 3 west and further shown and known in the town plat as lot no 2 commencing at the southwest corner of said lot, then east 18 feet, then north 100 feet, then west 18 feet, then south 100 feet to the place of beginning. Together with all and singular the rights, hereditaments, any appurtences as to the same belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining.

(Simpson resident of Dallas TX. Houston resident of Collin Co TX. msc)

19 Mar 1888 date of deed 23 Mar 1888 date of filing and recording

G. G. Houston to James B. Simpson Book EE 708-9

All that certain lot or tract or parcel of land described as follows: lying in the county of Lafayette and being lot no 159 commencing at the southwest corner of said lot, thence east 190 feet, then north 496 feet, then west 190 feet, then south 496 feet to the point of beginning. Part of said lot in section 28 and part of section 21 all in township 8 range 3 west known as the Thos H. Brown residence as shown in the town plat of Oxford Lafayette County MS. Together with all and singular , the rights, numbers, hereditaments and appurtences to the same belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining.

(Betty Houston, sister of G. G. Houston, md Brown. This may be in some way connected to Betty Houston Brown who migrated to TX with B. F. Houston. msc)

8 Mar 1890 date of deed 8 Aug 1890 date of filing 4 Oct 1890 date of recording

B. F. Houston to A. M. Graham

Lot in the town of Abbeville, to wit: the north half of lot no 18 according to the Plat of theTown. Commencing at a stake twelve poles south of a stake on the 1/4 section line at the Corner of Depot Lot, then South along the line of said Depot Lot 9 3/4 poles, then east 18 poles to Long Street, then north 11 poles, then west 18 poles to point of Commencement excepting so much of said lot as is occupied by the Callahoon Building and lot. (Deed notarized in TX Collin County where B. F. Houston lived at that time. msc) (Long Street runs east and west, therefore one cannot go east to Long Street. Should it read "9 3/4 poles to Long Street, then east 18 poles" ?msc)

19 Mar 1890 date of deed 14 Oct 1890 date of filing and recording

M. McEachin of Fort Smith Sebastian Co AR to J. A. Anderson

All of section 25 township 6 range 3 south of the Tallahatchie River containing 602 acres, also all section 24 township 6 range 3 south of Tallahatchie River containing 145 acres, also north northeast 1/4 section 36 township 6 range 3 containing 80 acres.

28 Oct 1895 date of deed 13 Aug 1896 date of filing 15 Aug 1896 date of recording

B. F. Houston of Collin Co TX to Z. T. Dunavent page 520

One certain lot of land situated in the village of Abbeville and known as lot no 10 fronting south on Wyatt & Rocky Ford Road on said street west of the I. C. R. R. and more particularly known as the George C. Wilson Frame Storehouse and lot, Fronting on main street 31 feet, then back north 60 feet and is well identified by the pillows supporting said store house and is a fraction of the southwest quarter of section 3 township 7 range 3.

13 Aug 1896 date of deed 13 Aug 1896 date of filing 15 Aug 1896 date of recording

Mrs. Elizabeth Pettis to R. S. McGowan page 521-22

A lot and store house in the town of Abbeville lately occupied by F. M. Pettis as a general store commencing at an iron stake known as the I. C. R. R. Corner, then north to the Wyatt & Rocky Ford dirt road, then west parallel with said road 24 feet, then south the length of said lot, then east to the said iron stake.

13 Aug 1896 date of deed 13 Aug 1896 date of filing 15 Aug 1896 date of recording

R. S. McGowan to F. M. Pettis

Parcel of land situated in the town of Abbeville being west fraction of lot no 2 in section 3 township 7 range 3 and known on Town Plat of Abbeville as lot no 2 commencing at southwest corner of said lot, then east about 18 feet, then north about one hundred feet, then west 18 feet to place of beginning being the west part of the Houston Brick Block and known as the B. F. Houston Store House in Abbeville MS.

Deeds were copied from the original which was retained by the Grantee, into a large deed book. ( I am puzzled by lot no 2 in this deed. All the other deeds relating to this property state lot no 12 and the plat of Abbeville has it marked as lot no 12. There may, or must, have been a mistake in copying. msc)

17 April 1908 date of deed 31 Dec 1908 date of filing 2 Jan 1909 date of recording

A. A. Houston Heirs to J. A. Anderson

Heirs: Alex A. Houston, M. E. Houston, E. C. Hall, Ida L. Baker, Hattie J. Wilson, A. F. Houston, and J. J. Houston. (Explanation: Alexander A. Houston, son of A. A. Houston; Mary Elizabeth Barry Houston, wife of A. A. Houston; Esther Catherine Houston Hall, Ida Louella Houston Baker, Harriett Jane Houston Wilson, all daughters of A. A. Houston; Andrew Franklin Fletcher Houston, John James Houston, sons of A. A. Houston. ECHH w/o Caleb William Hall, ILHB w/o William Frank Baker, HJHW w/o James Lewis Wilson.)

The east 22 feet of the two story Brick Store House and lot and known as the east fraction of Lot 12 and also south fraction of lot 18 according to the plat of the town of Abbeville together with appurtenances to said premises belonging. (Plat of Abbeville shows Lot No 18 not adjoining Lot No 12. msc) (A. F. F. Houston notarized in Morgan Co AL; Alex A. Houston, E. C. Hall, Ida L. Baker and J. J. Houston notarized in New Albany MS. No information on other signatures. msc)


12 Oct 1908 date of deed 31 Dec 1908 date of filing 2 Jan 1909 date of recording

Heirs of A. A. Houston to J. A. Anderson Book XX page 358-359

Heirs: Leonard L. McEachin, Grover C. McEachin, A. L. Brewster, Aurelia L. Brewster.

(Same description as above deed. msc) (Leonard and Grover notarized in Pittsburg Co OK; A. L. and Aurelia notarized in Bernardino Co CA)

(Explanation: Leonard Lefabure McEachin and Grover Cleveland McEachin, sons of Margaret Houston Cook McEachin, 2nd wife of Malcolm McEachin. A. L. Brewster, husband of Aurelia Lafayette Cook Brewster, daughter of Margaret Houston Cook McEachin by her first husband, Franklin L. Cook. Margaret was deceased daughter of A. A. Houston. Margaret and Malcolm had 2 other children, Houston McEachin, deceased by this time and Earnest McEachin, located later with separate deed. msc)

19 Jun 1909 date of deed 30 May 1916 date of filing and recording

Ernest McEachin to J. A. Anderson

Heir of A. A. Houston: Ernest McEachin (see above deed, msc)

(Description same as other deeds, lot no 12, part of lot 18, msc)

(Ernest McEachin of Nome, Alaska!!! No wonder they couldn't find him!!! msc)

1 Jan 1914 date of deed 30 May 1916 date of filing 30 May 1916 date of recording

A. C. Graham to J. A. Anderson

A fraction of the southwest quarter of section 3 township 7 range 3 containing 10 acres, more or less, and known as lot number 24 in town of Abbeville.(Notarized by A. C. Graham in Bolivar Co MS. msc)


20 Apr 1871 date of deed 2 Mar 1885 date of filing 15 Jun 1885 date of recording

A. M. Graham & M. McEachin to Mrs. E. B. Lewis page 168 $125.00

Commencing at a stake at the corner of Dr. McGills land southwesterly about 22 poles from Mrs. Lewises house, thence North 22 poles to a stake at the Northwest corner of her garden, thence west 7 degrees north 12 poles, thence North 10 degrees east 9 poles, thence east 30 poles, thence south 33 poles,thence west 20 poles to Commencing stake

1 Oct 1868 date of deed 11 Dec 1873 date of filing & recording

Mrs. S. M. Smith to M. C. King $400 page 456

North East 1/4 Section 14 Township 7 Range 3 west containing 160 acres....Land with the appurtances

29 Nov 1871 date of deed 11 Dec 1873 date of filing & recording

M. C. King to G. C. & G. H. Wilson $1500.00 page 457

Northeast 1/4 Section 14 Township 7 Range 3 west...to be equally divided

8 June 1868 date of deed

George C. Wilson to B. F. Houston

A certain lot of land situated in the village of Abbeville fronting the Wyatt and Rocky Ford road. 199 feet and nine inches from a certain stake known as the southwest corner stake of Wm. M. Crabtree's lot to a certain ditch the east boundry of Mrs. Deal's lot, then north to B. F. Houston land, then east 199 feet and 9 inches to the corner stake of his and Wm M Crabtree's lot, then south to the said Rocky Ford and Wyatt dirt road. Said lot is situated on the south line of the southwest quarter of section 3 township 7 range 3 west.



4 Nov 1869 date of deed

Mary Tyer, D. A. Tyer, P. G. Tyer, S. S. Tyer to A. A. Houston, J. L. Wilson

A certain tract or parcel of land in Lafayette Co, All of the north of the northeast quarter of section 10 township 7 range 3 west lying on the east side of the MS Central Rail Road except ten acres situated in the northeast corner of said land previously sold to G. C. Usery. Tract contains 53 acres.

20 Apr 1871 date of deed 2 Mar 1885 date of filing 15 Jun 1885 date of recording

A. M. Graham & M. McEachin to Mrs. E. B. Lewis page 168 $125.00

Commencing at a stake at the corner of Dr. McGills land southwesterly about 22 poles from Mrs. Lewises house, thence North 22 poles to a stake at the Northwest corner of her garden, thence west 7 degrees north 12 poles, thence North 10 degrees east 9 poles, thence east 30 poles, thence south 33 poles,thence west 20 poles to Commencing stake

1 Oct 1868 date of deed 11 Dec 1873 date of filing & recording

Mrs. S. M. Smith to M. C. King $400 page 456

North East 1/4 Section 14 Township 7 Range 3 west containing 160 acres....Land with the appurtances

29 Nov 1871 date of deed 11 Dec 1873 date of filing & recording

M. C. King to G. C. & G. H. Wilson $1500.00 page 457

Northeast 1/4 Section 14 Township 7 Range 3 west...to be equally divided

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