1820 July 24
This document is a deed of sale between Absalom Langston and Robert Livingston for the sum of forty dollars in exchange for the land and improvements [i.e. buildings, fences] situated on the northeastern side of the White River.
This transaction is of particular interest since it appears that a good piece of land was sold for far less than the amount for which it was appraised.
This Indenter[sic] made this Twenty ninth day of April in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight Hundred and twenty
between Absolom Langston of the County of Lawrence in
the Territory of Arkansas of the one part and Robert
Livingston [crossed out] of the County and Territory aforesaid
of the other part. Witnesseth[sic] that the said Langston
for the consideration of the sum of forty Dollars current
mony[sic] of the United States to him in hand paid by the said
Livingston doth grant bargain and sell bargain and sell to the said
Livingston his heirs and assigns all my Right title and claim
to a certain Settlement on Con---ss land made by Sd.[said] Langston
situate on the Northeast of White river near the place where
said Livingston now lives together with all and singular
the buildings Improvements Rights appertinances[sic] Issues and
profets[sic] thereof of him the said Langston of the said tract
or parcel of land hereby bargained and sold unto the said
Livingston his heirs and assigns and to and for no other
use. In Witness where of the said said Absolom Langston
hereunto subscribed his name and affixed his seal the said
Day and year above writen[sic]
Signed Seales and delivered
in presence of us
This is to certify to all whom it may concern or to whom these
presents shall come that Absolom Langston this day
personally came before the undersigned George Gill
one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County
of Lawrence in the Territory of Arkansas and the
said Absolom Langston acknoledged[sic] that he had
voluntaraly[sic] signed sealed and dekivered the within
instrament of writing[sic] for the purposes it mention--
and contains. Given under my hand in the
Said County of Lawrence this 29th day of April 1820
George Gill jp.
Filed 24 July 1820 and
recorded in Book B folder
210 and 211
R Searcy JM
Territory of Arkansas
County of Lawrence
Icertify that on the 24th day of July
1820 the within instrument of writing[sic]
was recorded for record and the same is
duly recorded in Record Book B foled[sic] 210 and 211.
Rich Searcy Clk[clerk]
Document, 12.5" x 7.75"
Farms; Frontier and pioneer life; Land; Land use; Law
Lawrence County (Ark.)
MSNE.0077, Box 1, Folder 1820, Item 1
Lawrence County (Ark.) land records, MS.0077
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Deed, Absolom Langston to Robert Livingston, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
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