Hardy County Land Documents

Deed: James Parsons and wife, Rebeckah to John M. Smith, 10 March 1809
Transcribed by Roy and Charlene Smith from photo copies of original court records, April 9, 2002
This Indenture made and entered into this 10th day of March in the year one
thousand eight hundred and nine between James Parsons and his wife of the
one part and John M. Smith of the other part.  Both of the County of Hardy.
Witnesseth that the said James Parsons for and in consideration of the sum
of one hundred pounds warrant money of Virginia to him in hand and secured
to be paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and thereof due
forever acquit and discharge the said John M. Smith his heirs Excrs (?) and
assigns have granted, bargained, sold, Aliened inpeoffed [sic] and conveyed
and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien enfeoff [sic] and
convey unto the said John M. Smith and his heirs forever a certain tract,
piece or parcel of land containing half an acre in the town of Moorefield,
in the said County of Hardy on the back street nearly opposite the Meeting
House and bounded on the  north east by the Lott at present occupied by
Jones Green and appartaining to the Tavern on the south east by the said
back street which divides it from the said Meeting House or place of public
worship on the south west by the vacant Lott of Samuel W. Mechum Esqs.
purchased of Cuthbert Buttitt of the State of Kentucky on the north west by
W. Edward Williams Lott on which his brick house stands and is known and
distinguised [sic] in the place of the said Town by Lott No. now in the
possession  and occupation of Alexander Wallace Esqs. and all houses and
out houses, garden, and appertenances thereunto belonging or in anywise
appertaining or therewith held occupied used or enjoyed or parcel of the
same to the said John M. Smith his heirs and assigns to the only proper use
and behoof him the said John M. Smith his heirs and assigns forever and the
said James Parsons his wife for themselves and his heirs the title of the
aforesaid lot of land and houses and appertenances to the said John M.
Smith and his heirs and assigns against the claim of heirs the said James
parsons his wife and their heirs and all and every person or persons
whatsoever shall and will forever warrant and defend.  In witness whereof
the said James Parsons his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed
his seal the day and year above written

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence
James Parsons    seal
____ interviewed before signed his wife and
several grammatical abbreviations so as
Rebeckah Parsons   seal
husband therewith made before signed

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