Samuel Howard Deed

Samuel Howard©

Samuel HOWARD and his wife Chloe left many many descendants in southeast Kentucky and for them we quote the following deed from Harlan County Court records, book A, page 25:

Samuel Hord Sr
to
John Hord, Andrew Hord, Adron Hord, Samuel Hord, Jr., Wilkerson Hord, Dread Hord, Sarah Napier & Elizabeth Napier

This Indenture made this 27th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty between Samuel Hord Sr of the county of Harlan and state of Kentucky of the one part and John Hord, Andrew Hord, Adron Hord, Samuiel Hord Jr, Wilkerson Hord and Dredd Hord, Sarah Napier and Elizabeth Napier all of the county of Harlan and State aforesaid and Mary Hensley the wife of Henry Hensley and Nancy Hensley the wife of Lewis Hensley of the county of Buncum and State of North Carolina of the other part. Witnesseth that Samuel Hord Sr for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to him in hand paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge doth here by bargain, sell alien and confirm unto John Hord, Andrew Hord, Adron Hord, Samuel Hord Jr, Wilkerson Hord and Dredd Hord, Sarah Napier and Elizabeth Napier, Mary Hensley and Nancy Hensley, jointly and severly their heirs and assigns forever a certain piece or parcel of land, situate lying and being in the county of Harlan on the most Northeast side of Martins fork of Cumberland River containing one half acre of land leaving a certain lick or any other prospect within the original survey of 150 acres prospect for salt in the center of a square. It is to be understood that the above named John Hord, Andrew Hord, Adron Hord, Samuel Jr, Wilkerson Hord and Dredd Hord and Sarah Napier, Elizabeth Napier, Mary Hensley and Nancy Hensley them or their agents or Attorneys shall attend at the seat of Justice in the aforesaid County of Harlan and enter into artickel of agreement and annex their signature there to which shall vest one tenth part in each domised or above named persons of the interest arising by virtue of salt and any one or more that omits complying with the above conditions by the first day of September next their part shall become forfeited, otherwise to have and hold the said piece or parcel of land aforesaid to the above named persons their heirs and assigns forever, and the said Samuel Hord Sr for himself and his heirs executors and admrs do warrant and forever defend the said piece or parcel of land with all its appurtenances to the above named persons their heirs &c forever against the claims of all and every person whatever claiming by through or under him but against no other person. In testimony where of I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal The day and date written above
Samuel Hord {seal}

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