Maury County, Tennessee
Deed Book G, p. 455-456
8 Nov 1816
Joel Reaves of Maury county and state of Tennessee of the one part and James C O Reily of the same County and state of the other part, Witnesseth, that the said Joel Reaves for and in consideration of the sum of eight hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand paid by the said James C O Riley, The receipt thereof is herebye acknowledged, and thereof doth requite and discharge him the said James C O Reily a certain tract or parcel of land containing by computation one hundred and sixty five acres of land, be the same more or less bounded as. Follows. (To wit) Beginning at a Post Oak on the North Bank of Duck River on a bluff corner of land formerly sold to Parks by the said Reaves, a little below Davis’s ford, being a part of a 5000 acres of land granted by the state of North Carolina to Joseph Hinds, Running thence north with the line of the said Parkes tract to Duck River, a small distance above Lewis ford to a stake in the bank of said river, thence up the same with its meanders to the beginning. With all and singular, the rights, privileges and emoluments thereto, of right belonging or in any wise appertaining.
To Have and to Hold the said bargained premises with the appurtenances unto the said James C O’Riley, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Joel Reaves does herebye covenant to warrant and forever defend the right and title of the said tract of land, with appurtenances unto the said James C O Riley, his heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claim, title and demand of all and every person and persons whatever.
In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, the day and year first above written
Signed sealed and deliveredJoel Reaves (his Mark)
In the presence of
On the back of the above deed was written.
State of Tennessee Maury County April Term 1818
Here the written Deed of Conveyance was produced in open court, and the execution thereof duly proven by the oaths of Wm Gillian and Joseph Herndon subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be certified for Registration.Joseph B Porter