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June 17, 1831

Swanson Yarbrough

Selling his farm in Hempstead Co., Arkansas


This deed made and entered into this 17th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one between Swanson Yarbrough of the township of Mine Creek and County of Hempstead of the one part and Matthew Gray of the town of Washington in the County aforesaid of the other part both of the Territory of Arkansas. Witnesseth. That whereas the said Swanson Yarbrough in and by the three several Judgment by him this day duly confessed before James W. Judkins an acting Justice of the peace within and for the township of Ozan in the county and Territory aforesaid and duly entered by the said James W. Judkins on his docket as Justice of the Peace as aforesaid by him kept doth stand bound unto the said Matthew Gray in the sum of two hundred and sixty dollars and fifty cents lawfull money of the United States with interest for the same at the rate of ten per cent per annum from this day until paid, and also the costs in and about said suits in that behalf expended as in and by the said recited judgments more fully appears. Now this deed Witnesseth that the said Swanson Yarbrough as well for and in consideration of the aforesaid debt or sum of two hundred and sixty dollars and fifty cents and for the better securing the payment thereof with interest till paid and costs aforesaid unto the said Matthew Gray his executors administroaors and asisgns in discharge of the siad recited judgments as of the further su m of one dollar to him in hand paid by the said Mtthew Gray at the time of the execution hereof the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained sold released and confirmed and by these presnets doth grant bargain sell, release and confirm unto the said Matthew Gray his executors administrators and assigns all the right title interest and claim which he the said Swanson Yarbrough has or doth own or hold or possess in and to a certain improvement situated and being in the township of Mine Creek and county and teritory aforesaid between the south and middle forks of the Little Missouri River near the mouth of the former about a mile above its junction with the latter supposed to contain about Thirty five of land cleared & released about thirty free acres of which is now in cultivation, and all of which said improvment & land is now in the possession of and occupied by the said Swanson Yarbrough it being the same improvement upon which he and his family at present reside together with all and singular the buildings, improvements and crop of corn and cotton on the said improved lands being standing or growing with all the rights privileges advantages and immunities whatsoever unto the said hereby granted premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or which shall as may thereunto hereafter belong or appertain to have and to hold the said improvement buildings and crop of corn and cotton on the said improvemend lands being standing or growing and all the rights privileges advantages and immunities whatsoever unto the said premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or which hereafter thereunto belong or in any wise appertain unto the said Matthew Gray his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Matthew Gray his heirs and assigns forever. Provided always nevertheless that if the said Swanson Yarbrough his heirs executors and administrators or assigns shall ad do well and truly ay or cause to be paid unto the said Matthew Gray his creditors and administrators or assigns the aforesaid debt or sum of two hundred and sixty dollars and fifty cents by or before the 17th day of June next together with interest for the same at the rate specified in the judgments aforesaid and all costs of suit in that behalf expended without fraud or further delay then as will tis deed and the estate rights interests advantages immunities and claims of every name nature and description whatsoever hereby granted as the said recited judgments shall become void of no effect and be discharged and sattisfyed anything hereinbefore contained to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding Witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.           /s/ Swanson Yarbrough; /s/ Matthew Gray

 

 

 

Received from YNGHA/Karen Mazock - Submitted by Beth Walker

Transcribed from original by Karen Mazock

 

 

 

 

 

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