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Deeds of William Powell

Lafayette Co., MS. Deed Book J, pg. #276. Indenture from William and Margaret POWELL to J. D. LESTER. State of Mississippi, Lafayette County. Transcribed by Jan Lawson. "This Indenture made & entered into this April 18th 1864 by & between William POWELL & Margaret his wife of the first part & J. D. LESTER of the second part all of the state and county above mentioned, Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of eight hundred Dollars to us in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged we William POWELL & Margaret POWELL of the first part have this day bargained sold granted and delivered and do forever by these presents bargain sell grant & deliver to the said party of the second part the following designated tract of land lying in the state & county aforenamed to wit, South West quarter section (35) Township 9, Range 2 West also North half North East quarter section 2 Township 10 Range 2 West containing altogether (240) acres the dividing line of said described tract of land commencing at the South West corner being on the bank of Casy (?) Creek Running East to a beach tree thence North East to a Chestnut [and] white oak thence North East to the stake in the old field thence East to the section Line. We the parties of the first part do hereby bind ourselves our heirs administrators Executors & assigns forever to defend to the said party of the second part his heirs administrators executors & assigns the right title and all the appurtenances thereunto attached to the said tract of land above mentioned. In Testimony whereof we the parties of the first part have hereunto set our hands & affixed our seals this the day & year above mentioned". Signed: William POWELL (seal) by Charles POWELL agent for Wm. and Margaret POWELL (seal).....Certification: State of Mississippi, County of Lafayette. "Personally appeared before me John Cearly an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said county Charles Powell acting as the authorized agent for William POWELL and Margaret POWELL wife of William POWELL who acknowledged that they signed sealed & delivered the within deed for the purposes therein mentioned and Margaret in a private examination apart from her husband acknowledged that she signed sealed & delivered the within deed without any fear or threat from her husband. Given under my hand and seal this the 18th of April A. D. 1864". Signed: John CEARLY (seal) J. P. Filed this the 2nd May 1876. Signed: W. DELAY, Clerk. *Note: Second portion of land actually West 1/2 of North East 1/4 of Section 2, Twp. 10, Range 2 West as verified in deed dated 1868 Dec. 15. Lafayette Co., MS. Deed Book L, pg. #148. Indenture from William POWELL to J. D. LESTER. Transcribed by Jan Lawson. State of Mississippi, Lafayette County, December 15, 1868. "This Indenture made and entered into by and between William POWELL of Marshall County, Mississippi of the first part and J. D. LESTER of Lafayette County, Mississippi of the 2nd part Witnesseth that in and for the consideration of the sum of Nine Hundred Dollars in cash paid by the said J. D. LESTER of the Second part to the said party of the first part as follows to wit: Eight Hundred Dollars of said amount was paid by said LESTER through F. A. PERRY to my daughter B. C. POWELL, by her to my Wife Margaret POWELL and by my wife to me the said William POWELL, of the first part in 1864, and the remainder One Hundred Dollars paid at this date by the said LESTER, of the 2nd part, to me in person the said William POWELL, of the first part. I the said William POWELL have this day bargained sold granted and conveyed and forever by these presents do bargain, sell grant and convey to the said party of the 2nd part the following described land viz: South West quarter of Section 35 Township 9 and Range 2 West containing 160 acres and the West 1/2 of North East quarter of Section No. 2 Township 10 & Range 2 West, the South West corner of the last described land being on Casy (?) Creek and running as described in a deed given by my wife and Brother Charles POWELL to said party of the 2nd part in 1866 to have and to hold together with all appurtenances thereunto connected or in anywise appertaining. I the said William POWELL, of the first part do also bind myself, my heirs Executors Administrators et al forever to defend the right and title to the aforesaid land to the said J. D. LESTER of the 2nd part for all time to come by these presents. Given under my hand and seal at Oxford, day and date above mentioned". Signed: William POWELL (seal) .....Certification: State of Mississippi, County of Lafayette. "Personally appeared before me J. M. COOK, Mayor of Oxford, William POWELL who acknowledged that he signed, sealed [and delivered] the above deed as his own act and deed December 15, 1868". Signed: J. M. COOK, Mayor of Oxford. Filed December 15, 1868. Lafayette Co., MS. Deed Book M, pgs. #484 - #485. Indenture from S. B. and Virginia BOWLES to William POWELL. Transcribed by Jan Lawson. "Know all men by these presents that we S. B. BOWELS and Virginia BOWELS his wife of the first part and in consideration of the sum of Fourteen hundred dollars to us in hand paid have granted, bargained, sold and by these presents do grant bargain, sell and convey unto William POWELL of the second part all of the County of LaFayette and State of Mississippi, a certain parcel of land Known and designated as the North East quarter of section nine Town[ship] ten Range one West, containing one hundred and sixty acres more or less, with all the appurtenances and all the right, title, interest, claim and demand of us or either of us in the premises. To have and to [hold] the same with all the appurtenances unto the said William POWELL and his heirs in fee simple forever and I the said S. B. BOWLES for myself and my heirs do hereby covenant and agree to and with the said William POWELL and his heirs and assigns that I am now the owner of the premises and are seized of a good and indefeasible Estate of Inheritance there in and that I have full right and power to sell and convey the same in fee simple absolute that the said premises are free and clear of all incumberances; that the said William POWELL his heirs and assigns forever here after have held possess[ion] and enjoy[ed] the same without any suit molestation or interruption by any person whatsoever lawfully claiming any right threin and that I S. B. BOWLES and all persons hereafter claiming under me will at any time hereafter at the request and expense of the said William POWELL his heirs and assigns make all such further assurances for the more effectually conveying of the said premises with the appurtenances as may be reasonably required by him or them and I the said S. W. BOWLES and my [wife] will warrant and defend the said premises with the appurtenances thereto [to] the said William POWELL his heirs and assigns forever. In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seals this the 9th of April A. D. 1870". Signed: S. B. BOWLES (seal) and Jennie BOWELS (seal).....Certification: State of Mississippi, LaFayette County. "This day personally appeared before the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace in and for the said County, S. B. BOWLES & Virginia BOWLES, his wife, who severally acknowledged that they signed sealed and delivered the within deed for the purposes therein mentioned. And Virginia BOWLES in a private examination apart from her said husband acknowledged that she signed sealed and delivered the same without any fear threat or compulsion of her said husband. Given under my hand and seal this the 9th of April A. D. 1870". Signed: Charles POWELL, J. P. (seal). Lafayette Co., MS. Deed Book M, pgs. #703 - #704. Deed of Trust from William POWELL to Charles POWELL, John CEARLEY, trustee. Transcribed by Jan Lawson. "This Deed of Trust in made and entered into by and between William POWELL of the first part, Charles POWELL of the second part and John CEARLEY of the third part all of the County of LaFayette and State of Mississippi. Witnesseth that whereas the said William POWELL is justly indebted to the said Charles POWELL in the sum of five hundred and thirty three Dollars and thirty three cents evidenced by a Certain promissory note bearing date 9th April 1870 due and payable [to] the said Charles POWELL in ____ on or before the 1st of January 1871 and signed by the said William POWELL. Now in order to secure the ultimate payment of said sum of money in said promissory note mentioned the said party of the first part does hereby give grant bargain and sell unto the said party of the third part the North East quarter of Section nine in Township 10 Range 1 West containing one hundred and sixty acres more or less to have and to hold unto the said Jno CEARLEY and to his heirs and assigns forever in trust however and for the following purposes to wit: the said land is suffered to remain in the possession of the said party of the first part until the maturity of said promissory note and upon the payment thereof by the said party of the first part together with all the accruing interest thereon and the cost of executing this deed of Trust shall be void and of no affect but should the party of the first part fail to pay said promissory note with all the interest thereon according to its terms and effect on or before its maturity then it shall be the duty of the said party of the third part to advertise said land for sale by giving thirty days notice of the time place and terms of sale by posting up notices at three public places in said County said land if exposed to sale shall be sold on the said premises. And after said notices the said John CEARLEY shall proceed to sell said land at public auction for cash and from the proceeds of such sale pay and satisfy said promissory note with all interest thereon and the cost of this deed of Trust, make and execute a good and sufficient deed of said land to the purchaser and should there remain a surplus of money the proceeds of said sale in the hands of the said Trustee after paying said sums the said Trustee is hereby required to pay the same over to the said party of the first part his heirs executors administrators or assigns. In testimony whereof the said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and affix[ed] his seal this the 9th of April A. D. 1870". Signed Wm. POWELL (seal) ....Certification: State of Mississippi, LaFayette County. "This day personally appeared before me Moses POWELL a member of the Board of Police in and for said County William POWELL who acknowledged that he signed sealed and delivered the above deed of Trust for the purposes therein mentioned. Given under my hand and seal this the 9th of April A. D. 1870". Signed: Moses POWELL (seal) A Member of the Board of Police of said Co. Lafayette Co., MS. Deed Book P, pg. #303. Indenture from William and Margaret POWELL to George CEARLY. Transcribed by Jan Lawson. "Know all men by these presents that we William POWELL and Margaret POWELL his wife of the first part and in consideration of the sum of Thirteen hundred Dollars to us in hand paid have granted bargained sold and by these presents do grant bargain sell and convey unto George CEARLY of the Second part all of the County of LaFayette and State of Mississippi a certain parcel of Land Known and Designated as the North East quarter of Section Nine Town[ship] Ten Range One West containing One hundred and sixty acres more or less with all the appurtenances and all the right title interest claim and Demand of us or either of us in the premises to have to the said George CEARLY and his heirs in fee simple forever and the said Wm. POWELL for myself and my heirs do hereby covenant and agree to and with the said George CEARLY and his heirs and assigns that I am the owner of the premises and are seized of a good and indefeasible Estate of Inheritance there in and that I have full right and power to sell and convey the same in fee simple absolute that said premises are free and clear of all incumbrances that the said George CEARLY his heirs and assigns forever here after have held possession and enjoyed the same without any suit molestation or interruption by any person whatsoever lawfully claiming any right therein and that I William POWELL and all persons hereafter claiming under me will at any time hereafter at the request and expense of the said George CEARLY his heirs and assigns make all such further assurances for the more effectually conveying of the said premises with the appurtenances as may be reasonably required by him or them and I the said William POWELL and my wife will warrant and defend the said premises with the appurtenances thereto [to] the said George CEARLY his heirs and assigns forever in Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hand[s] and seals this the 21st of October 1872". Signed: William POWELL (seal) and Margaret POWELL (seal).....Certification: State of Mississippi, LaFayette County. "This day personally appeared before me the under signed as Justice of the Peace in and for said County William POWELL & Margaret POWELL his wife who severally acknowledged that they signed sealed and Delivered the within deed for the purpose therein mentioned and Margaret POWELL in a private examination apart from her said husband acknowledged that she signed sealed and delivered the same without any fear or threat or compulsion of her said husband. Given under my hand and seal this the 21st of Oct. A. D. 1872". Signed: W. A. WELCH, J. P. (seal). Filed and Recorded December 18, 1872.

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