Hardy County Land Documents

Deed: John M. Smith and wife Eunah to John S. Smith, August 2, 1847
Transcribed by Roy and Charlene Smith from photo copies of original court records, April 9, 2002
This Indenture made this 2nd day of August in the year of our Lord,
eighteen hundred and forty seven Between John M. Smith and Eunah his wife
of the county of Hardy and state of Virginia of the one part and John S.
Smith of the county and state aforesaid, of the other part.  Witnesseth
that the said John M. Smith and Eunah his wife as well for and in
consideration of the natural love and affection which they have and leave
for their son, the John S. Smith as of five dollars current money of
Virginia to them in hand paid by the said John S. Smith at or before the
sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby
acknowledged has given granted sold and confirmed unto the said John S.
Smith, his heirs and consigns forever as certain tract or parcel of land
situated in the county of Hardy and state of Virginia lying in White Oak
Flat and bounded as follows.

Beginning at 2 chestnut oaks on the side of a knob then N64 W39 1/2 poles
to locust in the edge of a valley Bont in all 64 poles to a stone in Hites
line with with [sic] the same S13 N88 poles to a large forked chestnut oak
on the south side of the road and a red oak on the north side of the road
thence S60 E19 3/4 poles to a red oak on the south of a knob below the road
S15 W21 poles to a black oak S39 E145 poles to dogwood in VanMeters line
with the same N17 W84 poles to a locust white oak and chestnut oak sapling
thence S41 W7 3/4 poles to the beginning. Containing 134 acres.  To have
and to hold these said piece or parcel of land to the said John S. Smith
his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behalf of him the said
John S. Smith and his heirs and assigns forever and the said John M. Smith
and Eunah his wife for themselves and their heirs doth covenant promise and
agree to and with the said John S. Smith his heirs and assigns that they
the said John M. Smith and Eunah his wife and their heirs or assigns
_______________________ [missing line] heirs or assigns against the claims
of the said John M. Smith and Eunah his wife their heirs and all other
persons whomsoever shall and will by these presents warrant and forever
defend in witness thereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the day
and date above mentioned.


his
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of
John M. Smith    seal

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her

Eunah Smith   seal

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Hardy County State of Virginia

We Thomas Maslin and John W. Duffey Justices of Peace in County and State
aforesaid do hereby certifiy that John M. Smith party of a certain deed
bearing date on the 2nd day of August 1847 and hereunto annexed personally
appeared before us in our County aforesaid and acknowledge the same to be
his act and deed and desired us to certify the said acknowledgement to the
Clerk of the County Court of Hardy in order that the said deed may be
recorded given under our hands and seals this 3rd day of August 1847.

Thomas Maslin   seal                            John W. Duffey    seal


Hardy County State of Virginia

We Thomas Maslin and John W. Duffey Justices of Peace in County and State
aforesaid do hereby certify that Eunah Smith, wife of John M. Smith, party
to a certain deed bearing the date on the 2nd of August 1847 and hereto
annexed personally appeared before us in our County and State aforesaid and
being examined by us privately and apart from her husband and having the
deed fully explained to her the said Eunah Smith acknowledges the same to
be her act and deed and declared she had willingly signed sealed and
delivered the same and that she _____ not to retract it.  Given under our
hands and seals this 3rd day of August 1847.

Thomas Maslin    seal                        John W. Duffey     seal


Hardy County Court

 On the 18th day September 1850, this Indenture was presented to me Clerk
of the County Court of said County with the certificates thereunto endorsed
admitted to record.

Teste  JaCarr Gamble  CHC

Note on side of page 3 .. "Examined and delivereD [sic] Jas W. Smith Feby 17, 1853"

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