Bedford Co., VA
Deed Bk ____
28 Jul 1806
This Indenture made and entered into this 28th day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and six Between John Thompson and Lydia his wife formerly Lydia Bramblett of the County of Campbell of the one part, and James Steptoe Junr of the County of Bedford of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John Thompson and Lydia his wife for and in consideration of the sum of eighty five pounds of current money of Virginia by the said Steptoe to them in hand paid the Receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, have granted bargained, and sold, and by these presents both grant bargain and sell, unto him the said James Steptoe Jr his Heirs or Assigns forever the one equal undivided ninth part of a Tract of Land, situate, lying and being in the said County of Bedford on the head waters of Little Otter, adjoining the Town of Liberty, and whereupon William Bramblett Dec'd the father of the said Lydia resided, and bounded as followeth Viz........Together with all and singular the privileges and appertenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining To have and to hold the said tract or parcel thereof unto him the said James Steptoe Junr his Heirs or Assigns forever, And the said John Thompson and Lydia his wife do for themselves their Heirs ??? covenant and agree to and with the said James Steptoe Junr his Heirs or assigns, that they will warrant and forever defend a just and legal right and title to the said Land and premises to the said Steptoe against the Claim of themselves their Heirs ?? and against the claim or demand of all person, or persons whomsoever. In witness whereof we have hereunto ?? our hands and affixed our Seals the day and year above mentioned.
John Thompson (s)
At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse the 28th day of July 1806 -- This Indenture of Bargain & Sale between John Thompson of the one part and James Steptoe Junr of the other was acknowledged by the said John Thompson and ordered to be recorded.
Teste J Steptoe CBC
Lydia 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 Lydia sold this "one equal undivided ninth part of a Tract" 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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