Hardy County Land Documents

Relinquishment of Barbara Wilson's Dower Rights to Albert G. Watson 20 October 1847
This document was abstracted by Chuck Swanson from the original records. Material illegible or difficult to read is shown in brackets [ ]. Also mentioned in the document are:James Hershey, John Smith, and ?Michael.
This Indenture made the 20th day of October 1847 Between Barbara Wilson Wife of William Wilson, of the County of Hardy and State of Virginia of the first part, and Albert G. Watson of the county and state aforesaid, of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Barbara Wilson, for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen dollars current money, to her in hand paid by the same Albert G. Watson, at or before the sealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged; hath granted, bargained, sold released and confirmed, and by these presents does grant, bargain, sell release and confirm unto the said Albert G. Watson, his heirs and assign all his claim, right, title and interest in a certain tract of land lying in Hardy County in the drains of Thorn Run, adjoining [Michael?] and others and being the same that was conveyed by James Hershey and Wife unto said William Wilson by deed of record in the clerks office of the said county of Hardy; also her claim, right, title and interest in another tract of one hundred acres adjoining the [share?] which was conveyed by John Smith and wife unto said William Wilson by deed of record in the clerks office of Hardy County, the premises hereby granted being her dower rights in said lands. To have and to hold the premises hereby granted with all improvements appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Albert G. Watson his heirs and assigns, that she will warrant and defend the premises hereby granted against herself and her heirs, and against all other reasons or persons whomever unto the said Albert G. Watson and his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony whereof the said Barbara Wilson has hereunto set her hand and seal this day and year first above [witness?]

Barbara Wilson(seal)

Land transaction was before Justices of the Peace William Snodgrass and John Stingley.

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