This indenture made & entered into this 17th day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight Hundred & six Between Stephen Dooley & Mary his wife of the county of Clarke & State of Kentucky of the one part and James Steptoe Junr. of the County of Bedford & State of Virginia of the other part Witnesseth that the said Stephen Dooley & Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred pounds by the said Steptoe to them in hand paid, the Receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge have granted, bargained & sold & by these presents do grant, bargain sell & convey unto the said Steptoe Jr his heirs & assigns all their right title. Interest claim or demand which they have in & to the one ninth part of a tract of land inherited to the said Mary by her deceased father William Bramblett. adjoining the Town of Liberty & containing a second survey Three Hundred & Sixty two acres and bounded as follows viz Beginning at John Callaways corner white oak, thence south ten west one hundred and ninety two poles to a stake.........north Eighty Degrees West two hundred and ninety two poles to the first Station. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land together with all & singular the appertenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto him the said James Steptoe Jr his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Stephen Dooley & Mary his wife do for themselves, their Heirs Exors & Adms Warrent and forever defend a just and legal right and title in the said Tract of Land with its appurtances unto the said Jame Septoe Jr his Heirs or assigns against the Claim of themselves their heirs & against lawful claim or demand of all person or persons whomsoever. In Witness whereof they have hereunto set their hands & Seals this day & year above written.
Stephen Dooley (s)
Molley Dooley (s)
Sign'd Sealed and acknowledged in presence of
W. B. Anthony
At a court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse the 22nd day of December 1806. This Indenture of bargain & Sale between Stephen Dooley & Molly his wife of the One part & James Steptoe Jr of the other was proved by the Oath of Wm. B. Anthony, Wm. Quarles & James Bramblitt subscribing witnesses & ordered to be recorded.
Teste J. Steptoe, CBC
Mary is a daughter of William Jr, son of William Sr. William's land was split into 9 equal parts, one for each of his children. This deed represents 1/9th of William Jr.'s land where Mary sold this "one ninth part of a tract of land inherited" to James Steptoe. The rest of William Jr.'s children also eventually sold their shares to James Steptoe.
Deed provided by Jean Holley Day
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