Prince William County, Virginia
Deed Book 17, page 364
20 December 1842
This Indenture made this 20th day of December 1842 between Hezekiah W. Reeves of the first part Alexander Pearson of second part and William J. Reeves of the third part, Whereas the said Hezekiah W. Reeves is justly indebted to the said William J. Reeves in the sum of one hundred and fifteen dollars as by bond bearing date the 21st October 1842 will more fully appear which debt with the legal interest thereon accruing the said Hezekiah W. Reeves, is willing and desirous to secure. Now this indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of the premises and also for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar of lawful money of Virginia to the said Hezekiah W. Reeves in hand paid by the said Alexander Pearson at and before the sealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he the said H. W. Reeves hath given granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, released and confirmed, & by these presents doth give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff, release and confirm, to the said Alexander Pearson his heirs and assigns forever, the following tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Prince William in the State of Virginia & adjoining the lands of John Wells, Henry Peake & Travis Davis & contains about 75 acres more or less, also the following personal property to wit: one cart, two head of horses, 4 head of cattle, eight head of hogs, two feather beds and furniture, two tables, one bureau, one cupboard & crockery ware, one clock, and all other household & kitchen furniture now in possession of said H. W. Reeves, also all his crop of corn, oats, fodder, and shucks, and farming utensils of every kind, & one lot of cooper timber, with all and singular the appurtenances to the said tract or parcel of land belonging or in any wise appertaining, also the personal property before mentioned, and all the estate, right title, and interest of the said H. W. Reeves, in and to the said granted or intended to be hereby granted, tract or parcel of land and premises together with the said personal property. To have and to hold the said hereby granted, or intended to be hereby granted tract or parcel of land and premises with the appurtenances and the said personal property unto the said Alexander Pearson, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever, to the only proper use and behoof of the said Alexander Pearson, his heirs, executors, and assigns forever and the said H. W. Reeves for himself his heirs &c. doth hereby covenant promise and agree to and with the said Alexander Pearson his heirs executors administrators & assigns forever, in manner and form following viz. that the said H. W. Reeves his heirs executors and administrators the aforesaid tract or parcel of land and premises with the appurtenances together with the personal property herein before mentioned unto the said Alexander Pearson his heirs executors administrators and assigns against all persons whatever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents, upon trust nevertheless that the said Alexander Pearson his heirs executors, and administrators shall permit the said H. W. Reeves to remain in quiet and peaceable possession of the said tract or parcel of land, and personal property, and take the profits thereof unto his own use, until default be made in the payment of the said sum of $115.01 with the lawful interest thereon accruing, either in whole or in part, and then upon this further trust that he the said Alexander Pearson his heirs executors administrators or assigns, shall and will so soon after the happening of such default of payment as he may think proper on the said William J. Reeves his executors administrators or assigns, shall request sell the said tract or parcel of land together with the personal property or such part of the hereby granted premises as the trustee or his representative hereby authorized to act shall think sufficient for the purpose, and shall think proper to sell to the highest bidder for ready money at public auction after having fixed the time and place of sale at his own discretion and given twenty days notice thereof by advertisement to be set up at the door of the court-house of Prince William County on some court day previous to the day of sale, and out of the monies arising from such sale, shall after satisfying the charges of writing this indenture, and all other expenses attending the premises pay to the said Wm. J. Reeves his heirs administrators and assigns the sum of $115.01 with the interest which may thereon lawfully have accrued, and the balance of any shall pay to the said H. W. Reeves his heirs executors, administrators or assigns, but if the whole of the said sum of money shall be fully paid off and discharged to the said Wm. J. Reeves his heirs executors administrators or assigns; so that no default of payment of the said sum of money be made, then this Indenture to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and affix their seals the day month and year first above written.
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
Hezekiah W. Reeves (seal)
William J. Reeves (seal)
In the clerks office of Prince William County Court December 20th 1842.
This deed of trust from Hezekiah W. Reeves to Alexander Pearson (for the benefit of Wm. J. Reeves) was acknowledged by the said Reeves to be their act and deed and admitted to record.
Teste - J. Williams C.C.