Thursday, July 04, 2024

W C Cook & James P Cook Witnesses on Rutherfotd Co TN Deed(1860)

As happens pretty much every time that I publish an "everything I have so far" listing of events and sources for a family, I found W C Cook and James P Cook listed as witnesses to a deed.  Elisha W Hendrix is deeding land to William Pope in 1860 Rutherford County Tennessee.  It's almost like the process of writing and publishing causes new info to surface.  Or in this cause it is old info that I am just now finding thanks to the FamilySearch Full Text Search tool. I'm not complaining.

Below is my attempt at transcribing the deed.  Check the deed at the link in the source below.


[Notation in margin William Pope January 22 1861] 

pg 495
No 561 I, Elisha W Hendrix have this day bargained
and sold and do hereby transfer and convey
To William Pope and his heirs forever for the
consideration of four thousand nine hundred
and sixty one dollars to me in hand paid for
__ a tract of land in Rutherford County and State of Tennessee
and District No 10 containing by estimation two hundred and
forty eight acres and bounded as follows ( viz ) Beginning in
the county line of Rutherford and Bedford at Richard Nance
south west of the Little tract thence north with Richard
Nance line to the meeting house lot thence with the line of said
lot to said Nances line thence with said Nances line
to an elm and stake the north west corner of the
Little tract thence west with the south boundary of
the Fears tract to a stake the south west corner of said
tract thence north with the west boundary line of said
tract and Richard Nances to a stake said Popes
south east corner thence west with said Popes line
to an elm said Popes south west corner in Thomas
Lamb Junior east boundary line thence south with
said line to a _____ said Lambs south east corner
thence with said Lambs south boundary line to a
Locust said Lambs south west comer in Thomas
Lambs Jnr east boundary line thence south with
said Lambs line to a stake running eastwardly
in the center of the fence agreed upon between Elisha
W Hendrix and Thomas Lamb and to a stake Thomas
Lambs north east corner: thence south with said Lambs
east boundary line to a cedar and ash _____
Lambs south east corner thence west with said Lambs
south boundary line to a stake in --? Davis north east
corner, thence south with said Davis east boundary
line to a stake in said line; thence east to stake
thence north running through the center of a well to
a sweet gum in the county line, thence east with the
county line to a cedar thence south to a sweet gum
thence east with the county line to the beginning
containing by estimation two hundred and forty to

[page] 496

Eight acres be the same more or less to have
and to hold the same to the said William Pope
his heirs and assigns forever I do covenant with
the said William Pope that I am lawfully
seized of said land have a good right to
convey it and that the same is unencumbered
I further do bind myself my heirs and representatives
to warrant and forever defend the title to the
said land and any pact thereof to the said William
Pope his heirs and assigns against the lawful
claims of all persons whatever this October the 6th
1860 signed sealed in presence of us
[witnesses]
W C Cook                             Elisha W Hendrix(Seal)
James P Cook

Source:  
Rutherford County, Tennessee, Deed Book 11, pages 495-96, deed from E. W. Hendrix to William Pope; digital image, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSTZ-H3Q6-4 : accessed 4 July 2024), IGN 008332344, images 571-72 of 729.