With only three exceptions these Warren County, Tennessee Grantor Deeds are true to the original as transcribed by Linda Sparks Starr July 2008. A question mark appears adjacent questionable words, especially surnames. The "surveyor's degree symbol" is written out in the transcribed text. Paragraphing and highlighting were added for clarity.
Deed Book P, pages 281-281
I, William W. Nunely have this day Bargained and Sold and do hereby convey to Asa Faulkner for the sum of one dollar to me paid the other consideration herein after mentioned a tract of land in the State of Tennessee Warran County and district Number fourteen containing by estimation Eighty acres and bounded as follows Begining on an elm marked as a corner thence West 23 poles to a poplar tree, thence South 42 poles to a stake thence West 73 poles to a hickory thence South 98 poles to a hickory thence East 45 poles to a red oak Saplin on the West bank of Collins River, thence down said river with its meanders North 55 degrees east 60 poles, North 72 degrees East 60 poles, thence 30 poles thence North 25 degrees west 74 thence 57 degrees West 67 poles to the Begining it being the tract formarly owned by Asa Morton and by him Sold to me by deed bearing date the 11th day of August 1844.
I havehereby also this day Sold to the said Asa Faulkner and do convey to him one four horse waggon yet not finished off & gear one horse carrial 1 Sorrell mare and colt 40 head of hoggs 10 head of cattle 15 head of Sheep to have and to hold the same to the Said Asa Faulkner his heirs or assigns forever I do covenant with the said Asa Faulkner that I am lawfully seized of said land and all the other property above mentioned I have a good Right to convey it and that the Same in unincumbered I do further covenant and bind myself my heirs & Representatives to warrant and forever defend the title to the Said land and other property and every part thereof to the said Asa Faulker his heirs and assigns against the lawfull claims of all persons whatever
But this deed is made for the following uses and trust and for no other purpose that is to say I am indebted to P. H. Coffee & Thos C Smartt in the Sum of $167.64 dollars by note under seal both due in 18 months and William Black is my Securety for the payment of the Same. Now if I should pay the Said debt at the time it falls due, or shortly thereafter, so as to Save harmless my said Surity then this deed to be void; but if I should not then the Said Asa Faulkner as trustee, after giving twenty days notice at three of the most public places in the neighborhood in writting may expose Said land and other property to public Sale and Sell it to the highest bidder for cash and appropriate the proceeds first to the necessary expenses secondly to the payment of Said debt dollars lastly pay the balance if any to me this 7th September 1844.
W. W. Nunnely seal
State of Tennessee }
Warren County } Personally appeard before me, Richmond McGregor clerk of the County Court of Said county, William W. Nunnley the within Bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted who acknoledged that he Executed the within deed of Trust on the day it bears date for the purposes therin contained.
Filed for Registration at 2 o'clock Witness my hand at office in
P.M. this 7th Sept. 1844 McMinnville this 7th day of Sept 1846
R McGregor clk
Deed Book S, pages 431-432
I W W Nunley have this day bargained and Sold and do hereby convey to Landy B. Waters for the Sum of one Dollar to me paid and the other consideration herein after mentioned one Lot of ground in the State of Tennessee, Warren County Situated East of the Town of McMinnville bounded as follows on the East [someone printed "NORTH?" above this word] and west by the Land of Philip Hoodenpagle? Senr south by the Land of Willm [?Willis] McGregor upon which Lot of Land there is a dwelling House out Houses offices and stables being the Same now occupied by George J. Stublefield and where I formerly lived containing four acres and about ninetey poles more or less to have and to hold the Same to the said Landy B. Waters his heirs and assigns forever
I do further covenant with said Waters that I am lawfully Seized of said Land and have a good right to convey the Same and that the Same is unincumbered (save $100 of the original purchase money yet to be paid) I do further covenent and bind myself my heirs and representatives to warrant and forever defend the title to the said Land and premises and every part thereof to the said Landy B. Waters his heirs and assigns against the claim of all persons whatever. And the said W W Nunley does hereby further convey to the Said Landy B. Waters his heirs and assigns forever, for the further Sum of one Dollar to me paid and the further like consideration as aforsaid One chestnut sorrell Horse aged about five years old also three Boy mules about four years old, the Same that said Nunley now works in his waggen Buggy &c Also one four Horse waggon with Bows cover feed trough with four pair of Harness belonging and used to the same consisting of bridles collars, Haimes Breeching chains halters &c Bulk Bands back bands hip straps and line being a complete set of Harness for four Horses also one other waggon the Beds set on Springs
used for two Horses being the Same once belonged to Farmers Manufacturing Company with one set of Harness complete for two Horses. I do further warrant the title to said personal property last aforesaid to the said Landy B. Waters his heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claims of all persons whatever (It being agreed between the parties that said Nunley should remain in possession and have the use of said property on the following conditions
That is to say that the said Nunley is to keep said waggon and Harness in as good a state of repair as they now are and the Horses and mules in as good condition or plight and on his failure to do so said Waters is to take them in possession and keep them So at said Nunley expense.) But this Deed is made for the following uses and purposes to wit and for no other that is to say
Benjamin J. Hill and L. D. Mercer on the 23d day of January 1855 became my joint security as Stayors? on three Judgments in the office of Thomas Parris Esquire for about Six Hundred and Eighty Dollars and being anxious and willing to secure them in their Surity as Stayors aforsaid and render them Harmless and make sure and certain the payment of the Same. Now should I fail to pay and satisfy said Judgments aforsaid by the time the stays aforsaid should run out say the 23d day of September next or cause the same to be done, then the said Landy B. Waters as Trustee shall take Said personal property into possession and after giving ten days notice of the Sale of the Same as well as the Lot of ground at the Court House in McMinnville & two other public places in said county expose the same to public sale for cash to the highest bidder and apply the proceeds first to the payment of the cost of executing this trust and secondly to the payment of the Judgment aforesaid thirdly if there be any pay the Same over to me and the said, W W Nunley does hereby warr all legal right he has or may have to the redemption of the lott of ground with its improvements and so forth against himself his heirs and assigns forever, should the Same have to be sold under this trust. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and Seal this 24th day of January 1855.
W W Nunley seal
I Landy B. Waters do hereby accept and take upon myself the execution of the forgoing trust from Nunneley to me for the benefit of Mercer & Hill. Witness my hand and seal day and year above written.
L B Waters seal
State of Tennessee }
Warren County } Personally appeared before me Richmond McGergor clerk of the county court of said county Wm W Nunneley the within [LSS note: the researcher didn't copy the next page of the original deeds book.]
Deed Book S, pages 435-436
Whereas James Yeargain by deed dated the 23d day of January 1854 conveyed to me in trust, two tracts of land, and an interest in twelve acres lying adjoining John Stiles land, in Tennessee Warren County, district No 9 containing by estimation one hundred and sixty acres, and bounded as follows
Beginning on a hickory on the west bank of Barren Fork of Collins river, it being a conditional corner between Henry Randolph and Elijah Barnes, running thence westward with the fence as it formerly stood, being a conditional line between Barnes and Randolph to a white oak standing on the line of Thomas Wilcher, and a line of the original Grant to William Stiles corner, thence north 30 degrees east with Stiles line eighty f___ poles to two white oaks on the bank of said river, thence up its various meanders to the beginning of the one tract of one hundred acres, the other tract beginning on a black oak stump pointers on the south bank of said river a corner of John Rogers whereon Samuel Hunter once lived running thence South 45 degrees west one hundred fifty poles to a hickory thence South 45 degrees east ninety poles to a white oak, thence
north 45 degrees east one hundred fifty poles to a hickory on the bank of the river, thence up the river with its various meanders to the beginning
These two tracts including the whole tracts whereon said Yeargain now lives Which deed was made to secure Ebenezer Jones & others in the payment of eighteen hundred and eighteen dollars, amounting at this time principle and interest, to twenty-one hundred forty-eight dollars & 25 cents and contained a power to sell said land in case the said debts were not paid on the day of 185 and the said debts not being paid, I have proceeded according to the terms of said trust deed to advertise and sell said land at public sale, and have struck off and sold the Same to Ebenezer Jones, for the Sum of eight hundred dollars, that being the highest & best bid. Therefore, in consequence of the premises & the power in one vested by said deed, in consideration of eight hundred dollars to me paid and applied according to the trust, & also in consideration of thirteen hundred dollars bid upon said land since the sale and in less than twenty days thereafter by the said Ebenezer Jones, they being debts against said Yeargain & secured in said deed of trust and another trust deed executed Since the first, on the same property, and said Jones having executed his receipt for said debts and acknowledged the Same before the county court clerk for registration as required by law; and the said Ebenezer Jones, purchaser as aforesaid having ordered me to execute a deed for said land to Samuel L. Colville, I therefore, as Trustee do transfer and convey to the said Samuel L. Colville his heirs and assigns forever all the rights & title vested in me by said trust deed, to the above described land.
To have and to hold to the said Samuel L. Colville, his heirs and assigns forever. And I Do further transfer and assign to said Samuel L. Colville his heirs and assigns, all the right & benefit of said warranty in said deed to me contained in as full a manner as under said deed I can or should, but I assign & convey as Trustee & not otherwise This 27th Day of January 1855.
W. W. Nunnelly seal
State of Tennessee } Trustee of James Yeargain
Warren County } Personally appeared before me, Richmond McGregor clerk of the county court of said county W. W. Nunnelly, Trustee of James Yeargain, the foregoing bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted & who acknowledged that he executed the foregoing deed as such Trustee for purposes therein contained.
Given under my hand at Office in McMinnville 27th Jany 1855
Richmond McGregor clerk
Registered 27th January 1855 By J. Furm Morford? DClk
Deed Book S, pages 477-478
I Wm W Nunnely of the County of Warren and state of Tennessee for and in consideration of the Sum of four Hundred Dollars to me in hand paid by Wm Reeder the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowleged have this day bargained and sold transfered and conveyed to the Said Wm Reeder the following described tract of Land lying and being in the County of Warren District No 14 on Collins River and bounded as follows.
Begining on an Elum marked as a corner thence west 23 poles to a poplar tree thence South 42 poles to a stak west 73 poles to a Hickory thence South 98 poles to a Hickory thence East 45 poles to a Red Oak sapling on the west bank of Collins River thence down Said river with the meanders north 55 degrees East 60 poles thence north 72 Degrees East 60 poles thence north 30 poles thence north 45 degrees west 34 poles thence north 57 west 67 poles to the Begining by estimation containing Eighty acres be the Same more or less.
To have and to hold to him the Said Wm Reeder his heirs and assigns forever I covenant with the Said Wm Reeder that I will warrant and forever defend the title to the Land above described to him the Said Wm Reeder his heirs and assigns forever free from the claim or claims of all and every maner of persons whatever I do further covenant that I am lawfully Seized of said Land have a good rite to convey and that the Same is uninc-
cumbered Witness my hand and Seal this 10th of March 1855
W W Nunneley Seal
State of Tennessee }
Warren County } Personally appeared before me Richmond McGregor clerk of the County Court of Said County W W Nunnely the forgoing bargainer with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he executed the forgoing Deed of Conveyance for the purposes therein contained.
Given under my hand at office in McMinnville this 10th March 1855
Richomond McGregor clerk
Registered 10th March 1855 By J. Furm? Munford? DClk
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