SOURCE: Bk QQ, pg. 319
(transcription note: part of the "style" is not shown on my copy of the deed; therefore, the style appearing below is a "best guess".
REGISTERED July 3, 1886
Fisher D. Elder
This Indenture made this 28th day of November 1885 between Fisher D. Elder and his wife Anna Elder of the one part and Joseph G. Hastings of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Fisher D. Elder and his wife Anna Elder for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and forty dollars of which sum forty dollars is paid in cash and for the remaining two hundred dollars the said Joseph G. Hastings has this day executed to said Fisher D. Elder his note of this date due and payable Jany 1, 1886 for said sum which note is a lien in style the land herein conveyed, have bargained and sold by these presents do transfer and convey to unto the said Joseph G. Hastings his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land contain fifteen and 5/8 acres lying in the civil district of Giles County Tennessee on the waters of Rideland Creek and bounded as follows
Beginning at a stake ___ Joseph G. Hastings and M Blies (almost illegible-initial might be wrong)
Thence N 41 W 12 poles to a stake;
Thence N 72 ½ W 83 ½ poles to a stake Bayless’s line with hickory and poplar p____ trees: Thence S. 15 E passing Beasley and Bayless corner a large white oak at 20 –(could be 26) poles in all 47 1/10 poles to a rock J. G. Hasting N.W. corner.
Thence S 75 E ____ poles to a rock , another Hastings corner.
Thence N 69’ E with said Hastings 57 ¾ pikes (almost illegible) to the place of beginning, containing 15 5/8 acres. To have and to hold said tract or parcel of land with the appurtenances estate title and interest thereunto belonging to him the said Joseph G. Hastings his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Fisher D. Elder and his wife Ann Elder do hereby covenant with the said Joseph G. Hastings his heirs and assigns that they are lawfully seized and possessed of said land in fee simple and have a good right to convey the same and the same is unencumbered and the said Fisher D. Elder and his wife Anna Elder to further covenant and bind unto themselves their heirs and assigns to warrant and forever defend the title to said land to the said Joseph G. Hastings his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of all persons.
In testimony whereof we hereunto set our hands and seals day and date above written .
Personally appeared here before me Cary Gilbert, a Notary Public in for said county, the within named bargainer Fisher D. Elder, with whom I am personally acquainted acknowledged the execution of the attached instrument for the purposes therein contained.
And Mrs. V. A. Elder, wife of the said Fisher D. Elder acknowledged the due execution of the written deed to have been done by her freely, voluntarily and understandingly without compulsion or constraint from her said husband and for the purposes herein expressed.
Witness my hand and notary seal at office in Prospect 28 November 1886.
Noted January 1886 at 10:00 a.m. M. P. seal Cary Gilbert Notary Public
Submitted by Ruth Hasten Walsh