Deed Transfer - Melissa Johnson et al to Murphy Swift

TRANSCRIPT OF DEED Registered 23 May 1921

Giles County, Tennessee

Deed Book 86, Page 398

DEED)
Melissa Johnson et al)
to)
Murphy Swift)

We, Melissa Johnson, Frances Johnson & Jodie Johnson, have this day bargained and sold, and do hereby transfer and convey to Murphy Swift the real estate hereinafter described, to have and to hold to the said grantee in fee simple, forever, subject alone to a lien for the unpaid purchase money. We covenant with the said grantee that we are lawfully seized of said real estate, and have a good right to convey it, and that it is unencumbered. We furthermore covenant to forever warrant and defend the title of said real estate to said grantee against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever, and hereby release, transfer, quit-claim and convey to said grantee all rights to dower and homestead, which either of us has or may have in said real estate.

The consideration of this transfer is $1590.00 paid, and to be paid as follows: Cash $663.00, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, and the balance in equal annual installments of $456.75 each, for which the said grantee has executed his 6 several notes, due Nov 15, 1921 & Nov 15, 1922, dated this date and bearing interest from date, and to secure the payment of these notes and interest a lien is retained on the real estate herein conveyed.

Said real estate is described as follows: Lying in the 2nd Civil District of Giles County, Tenn., and bounded as follows, to wit: East by Murphy Swift; south by B.G. Mason; west by Dave Vance; north by Wash Whitfield, and said to contain 33 acres, more or less, and known as the William Johnson place.

This Jany. 19th, 1921

 Melissa (her X mark) Johnson
 Frances (her X mark) Johnson
 Jodie Johnson
 Annie Mae Johnson

State of Tennessee)
Giles County)

Personally appeared before me, J. C. Gilbert, a Notary Public in and for said State and County, the within named bargainors, Melissa Johnson & Frances Johnson, single women, with whom I am personally acquainted, and who acknowledged that they executed the foregoing instrument for the purposes therein contained.

Witness my hand at office the 25th day of January, 1921.

 J. C. Gilbert, Notary Public
 (Notary Public Seal)
State of Tennessee)
Giles County)

Personally appeared before me, J. C. Gilbert, a Notary Public in and for said State and County, the within named bargainors, Jodie Johnson & Annie May Johnson, with whom I am personally acquainted, and who acknowledged that they executed the foregoing instrument for the purposes therein contained.

And the said Annie May Johnson, wife of the said Jodie Johnson, having appeared before me, privately and apart from her husband, the said Jodie Johnson, she, the said Annie May Johnson acknowledged the execution of the said deed or instrument to have been done by her freely, voluntarily and understandingly, without compulsion or constraint from her husband, and for the purposes therein expressed.

Witness my hand at office the 25th day of Jany. 1921.

 J. C. Gilbert, Notary Public
 (Notary Public Seal)

 

(TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES: This transcript was prepared by Jerry Thomas Johnson , a great-great grandson of William Johnson. Melissa Johnson (born 1860) and Maria Frances Johnson (1867 - 1934) were daughters of William Johnson (1818 - 1901). Jodie James Johnson (1889 - 1966) was a grandson of William, and Jodie married Annie Mae Stanford (1901 - 1987) in December, 1919. William inherited his land from his father, Robert Johnston, in 1844 see Deed Transfer, Johnston to Johnston, on this website.)


Submitted by: Jerry Johnson