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Subject: PARKER/KEYS INDENTURE, 1838 - Franklin Co. VA
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 17:50:58 EST


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PARKER/KEYS INDENTURE, 1838 - Franklin Co. VA


This Indenture made this 17th day of December in the year 1838 between
William Parker and Sterling Parker of the County of Franklin and State of
Virginia on the one part and James Keys, Trustee of the County of Franklin
in State aforesaid of the other part. Whereforth that the said William
Parker and Sterling Parker in order to secure the payment of debt due Samuel
Saunders and Co. of the said County and State aforesaid due by bond, one
bond due the 8th day of January 1838 for eighty nine dollars,eighty six cts.
Also one bond due the 16th day of December 1838 for one hundred and forty
dollars lawful money of Virginia and for the further consideration of the
sum of one dollar to them in hand paid by said James Keys Trustee aforesaid,
the receipt whereof they doth hereby acknowledge, hath bargained, sold,
released and confirmed_?__by those present, grant, bargain, sell and confirm
unto the said James Keys-Trustee, the following tracks of land and property
to with, first being tracks of land lying and being in the County of
Franklin on the waters of Nicholas Creek a branch of Smith River containing
one hundred and fifty acres, being the same more or less being the track of
land the said William Parker and Sterling Parker does reside on and the same
deeded to the said Sterling Parker from Isaac Lemmons. Reference the said
deed for the course, also one other track lying in the said County of
Franklin on the waters of Pig River containing one hundred acres more or
less and being the same track deeded to the said Sterling Parker from John
Kasey,, which deed is recorded in the Clerks office in the County Court of
Franklin. Reference being head to the same for the course and boundary.
Also the following property (to with) One bay mare, one black mare, sixteen
head hogs, eight head of sheep, one heifer, all marked with swallow forks in
the right ear and also in the left ear. Two feather beds and furniture
belonging to the same. Five bed stands, three pair geas ( geese),six stacks
oats, one wood work of small wagon, eight chairs and all the crop of corn.
To have and to hold the aforesaid tracks of land and property to the use and
behold and benefit of him the said James Keys and his heirs forever against
the claim of them, the said William Parker and Sterling Parker and each of
them and their heirs and all and every other person or persons,whatever
other in law and equity claiming in anyway in Trust never the ? ?. If the
said William Parker and Sterling Parker shall pay the said sum due and the
bonds of eighty nine dollars eight six cents, and one hundred forty dollars
with the legal interest on the same and the costs attending this indenture
to them the said Samuel Saunders and Co. their heirs or appendages on or
before the first day June next, then the said the said James Keys doth
oblige himself and his heirs to reconvey the said lands and property to the
said William Parker and Sterling Parker and their heirs and appendages, but
if the said William Parker and Sterling Parker shall fail to pay the said
Samuel Saunders and Co. the said sums aforesaid mentioned then the said
James Keys Trustee or his heirs shall forthwith proceed to sell on the said
premises the said land and property to the highest bidder for the ready
money, previously advertising the same time and place of sale of the
aforesaid lands and property at Franklin Courthouse at least ten days before
the sale thereof and amount of proceeds thereof--First pay and satisfy the
said Samuel Saunders and Co. their debt aforesaid with the legal interest
and costs aforesaid and the over lush (?) if any there is after paying the
said debt before mentioned, pay to the said William Parker and the said
Sterling Parker their heirs or legal representatives. In testimony whereof
the said William Parker and Sterling Parker and James Keys have here unto
set their hands and affixed their seals this day and year first above
written.

his mark

William x Parker

his mark

Sterling x Parker
signed, sealed and delivered in the
presents of

Sciors Radford
Jepe x Edwards
his mark

John Saunders
Thomas Newberry
Jefferson x Kingory
his mark

Alexander x Wall
his mark

At the clerk office of Franklin County Court, Feb 3rd 1839. This deed of
trust from William Parker and Sterling Parker to James Keys for the purpose
herein appendged, was passed in the said office by the oath of Thomas
Newberry, Jefferson Kingory two of the subscribing witnesses hereto, and in
the said office April 25 1839 this deed of Trust was further passed by oath
of John Saunders, one other subscribing witness, hereto and admitted to
record.

Teste:
Moses G. Carper CFC


Submitted by Suzan Parker Schieve

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