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Date Original

1819 December 18

Description

This document is a deed of sale between John L. Lafferty, with Binks Lafferty, and William Drope for lot number twenty-eight in Davidsonville for the sum of four hundred and fifty dollars.

Biographical/Historical Note

Davidsonville was the first county seat for Lawrence County, serving from 1815 until it was moved in 1829 to the town of Jackson. Like many towns at the time, Davidsonville was constructed in square blocks, centered around a public square. John L. Lafferty and his brother, Binks Lafferty, are noted early pioneers in the Arkansas Territory, along with their father, John Lafferty.

Transcription

This Indenture made this Seventeenth day of December in
the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen
bitween[sic] John L Lafferty and Binks Lafferty of the County of
Lawrence and Territory of Arkansas of the one part and William
Drope of the county of Arkansas and Territory aforesaid of the
other part Wihnpeth[Witnesseth] That the said John L Lafferty and Binks
Lafferty for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred and
fifty dollars to them in hand paid by the said William
Drope have granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth
Grant bargain and sell unto the said William Drope his hiers
and assigns forever all the right title claim and interest of them
the said John L Lafferty and Binks Lafferty of in and to a
Certain lot or parcel of Ground situate lying and beeing[sic] in
the town of Davidsonville and numbered in the plan of said
town by No[Number] twenty eight and whereon the said John L Lafferty
and Binks Lafferty now lives containing about on half
acre of ground.
To have and to hold the above dese---d[described] Lot or parcel
of ground together with all and singular the rights bunifits[benefits]
hire detaments and app---ane-- thereunto belonging or in
any wise app--taning unto the said William Drope his
hiers and assigns forever__ And the said John L Lafferty and
Binks Lafferty - hereby covenants and warrants the said
Lot or parcel of ground unto the said William Drope his
heirs and assigns against the claim or claims of all person or
persons whom own lawfully claiming or to claim the same
In Testimony whereof the said John L Lafferty and Binks
Lafferty have hereunto set their hands and seals the date
first above written __
John L. Lafferty
Binks Lafferty
In presence of
John Miller
Rich Searcy
(back)
[Sideways writing] John L Lafferty and
Binks Lafferty
to William Drope
DEED
Lot number 28.
Filed Dec 18th 1819 ---
recorded in book B fol[sic] 168 and
169 R Searcy ckl[clerk]
Tax fee 50
Record 50
certificate seal 50
Acknow---nt[acknowledgement] 50
200[$2.00]
Arkansas Territory
Lawrence County
Personally appeared before the undersigned a
Justice of the peace in and for the county aforesaid
the within named John L Lafferty and Binks Lafferty who
duly acknowledged that they signed sealed and delivered the within deed of
Conveyance for the use and purposes therein mentioned
Given under my hand this 18th day of December AD 1819
Rich Searcy JP[Justice of the Peace]
(back-Upside down)
[upside down writing] Arkansas Territory
Lawrence County
ss
on the 18th day of December 1879 the written deed
of conveyance was received for record
and the same is duly recorded in record Book B files 168 and
169
Rich Searcy JP

Physical Description

Document, 13" x 8"

Subjects

Farms; Frontier and pioneer life; Land; Land use; Law

Contributor

Richard Searcy

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0077, Box 1, Folder 1819, Item 2

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Lawrence County (Ark.) land records, MS.0077

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Deed, John L. Lafferty and Binks Lafferty to William Drope, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

Rights

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United States History

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