Musick deed




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John Hadly sold his grist mill on Spring Creek off the White River along with all of his hogs to Asa Musick in 1814 for $300. This deed was the first one recorded in Lawrence County, which was formed in 1815. This was a high price for the time period, which indicates that it was a valuable property and that farmers were active in the area.


Know all men by this presents that I John
Hadly[sic] of the County of New Madrid and teritory[sic]
of Misouri[sic] For and in consideration of the sum of
three hundred dollars lawful money of the United
States to me in hand well and truly paid by Asa
Musick of the county afforesaid[sic] the receipt
whereof I do hereby acknowledg[sic] have bargond[sic]
sol confirmed and delivered and by these pres
sents do baron[sic] sell confirm and deliver unto Asa
Musick of the county of New Madrid teritory[sic] above
mentioned one certain mill and imprements
lying on Spring Creek the waters of White River
and all his hogs that he clamed[sic] the twenty fifth
December 1813 marked or unmarked[,] the mark
is a smooth cross of the right ear and a under
cut out of the left[,] also one kid and white cow
and yearling branded JG[.] The following prop
erty to have and to hold the said property this as
afforesaid[sic] grantee bargaind[sic] transfered[sic]
sold and delivered to him the said AsaM
Musick his heirs and assigns forever in
Testamony[sic] whereof I have here unto set
my hand and seal this 29 Day of July 1814.
Received for record the 26th
day of May 1815 and
recorded the same day in
Book A page 1.
Lewis deMun, Recorder
Territory of Missouri
County of Lawrence
On the 15th day of May in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and fifteen before one John C Luttig
a justice of peace to keep the peace in and for the county
aforesaid personally come John Dam and make oath that he
was personally present and say John Hadly sign seal and
deliver the within deed of sale to Asa Musick and that he
the said John Dam was a subscribing witness and saw
Jeremiah Thornton also, him the same as a subscribing witness, witness my hand the day above written
John C Luttig

Physical Description

Document, 8" x 9.5"


Agriculture; Agricultural facilities; Water mills; Mills; Grains; Manuscripts; Swine; Land; Land use


John Hadly

Geographical Area

White River, Lawrence County (Ark.)




MSNE.0077, Box 1, Folder 1815

Resource Type



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


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Musick deed, Lawrence County (Ark.) land records, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.


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Musick deed