Contributed by Ross Berry, Linden, Michigan

M. L. ALLEN & OTHERS TO BARZELEA HOPPER – DEED
Reg. May 31st 1853
Deed Book #16, Page 504 [Madison County, Tennessee]

This indenture made this 9th day of February in the year 1853 Between Miles L. Allen and his wife Mary Elizabeth formerly Mary Elizabeth Berry, William Carr and his wife Harriet M., formerly Harriet M. Berry, and the County of Gibson and state of Tennessee the other part, and Barzelea Hopper of the County Madison and State of Tennessee aforesaid of the other part:

Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Eighty dollars to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged; hath given, granted bargained and sold unto the said Hopper and do hereby give, grant, bargain and sell to the said Hopper all the right title claim interest that they have unto a certain tract of land in the county of Madison containing twenty acres adjoining the land Hopper now lives on on the North and the land of Louis Pearcy on the East and South and Hugh Montgomery on the south and West said tract of land belonging to the said Elizabeth and Harriet as two of the heirs of Nancy Berry, Dec’d. The said Harriet and Elizabeth being each entitle to the one fourth part of said twenty acres a line described as jointly to the one half which interest they hereby jointly with their heirs bonded aforesaid they hereby convey. To have and to hold to the said Barzelea Hopper his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns forever. To his own proper use and behoof,. And the said parties of the first part do covenant and agree with said Hopper that they are lawfully seized of said bargained and sold premises have a good right and title to the same and that the said premises are unencumbered and that they will forever warrant and defend right and title to the same to the said Hopper his heirs and assigns and also against themselves and all and every person or persons whatever lawfully claiming the same. In testimony whereof the said parties have herewith put their hands and seals the day and year above written.

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Mary Elizabeth X Allen seal
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Harriet Matilda X Carr seal
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William X Carr seal
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M. L. Allen seal

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