Rutherford Co TN Deed Book 9 page 508
This indenture made this 27th day of April 1858 by and between Thomas Davis of the County of Oktibbeha and State of Mississippi of the first part and Benajah Cartwright of the county of Gibson and State of Tennessee of the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Davis for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand has by the said Benajah Cartwright the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given, guaranteed, bargained, sold, alienated, conveyed and confirmed unto the said B. Cartwright his heirs and assignees forever all the right title claim and interest that I the said Thomas Davis hath and in a certain tract or parcel of land situated lying and being in the county of Rutherford and State of Tennessee in range and section on the waters of Bradley’s Creek one legacy of a dower of land fell to me as heir of my mother, Elizabeth Davis deceased laid off to be twenty acres of land known as the Thomas Davis draw of the tract owned by my mother Elizabeth Davis deceased be the same more or less to have and to hold the aforesaid land with all and singular the rights, profits, emoluments, hereditaments and appurtenances of in and to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining to the only proper use and behoove of him the said B. Cartwright his heirs and assigns forever and the said Thomas Davis for himself his heirs executors and administrators do covenant and agree with the said B. Cartwright his heirs their heirs and assigns that the before recited land and bargained premises he will warrant and forever defend against the right title in trust or claim of all and every person whatsoever in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the date above written in presence of testimony.
The State of Mississippi Thomas Davis (seal)
Personally appeared before me William C. Bishop clerk of the probate court of said County which is a court of record the within named Thomas Davis who acknowledged he signed sealed and delivered the foregoing deed of conveyance to Benajah Cartwright on this day of its date and for the purposes therein stated as his own proper act and deed given under my hand and seal of office at office at Starkville the 27th day of April 1858. The word signed sealed and delivered interlined by me, William C. Bishop, clerk.
The State of Mississippi
Oktibbeha County I David Ames of the Probate Court in and for said County do hereby certify that Wm C. Bishop whose name is subscribed to the foregoing certificate is and was at and before the time of his subscribing the same the acting clerk of the probate court in and for said county duly elected sworn and commissioned to act as such and that his said certificate is in due form given under my hand and private seal having no official seal of office 27th day of April AD 1858.
David Ames (seal)
Register July 3rd 1858 Judge of Probate