Frances JOHNSON, Robert STEWART, R. W. GUTHRIE to Trustrees of the Dry Fork Church, 1834/1836 Frances JOHNSON, Robert STEWART, R. W. GUTHRIE to Trustrees of the Dry Fork Church, 1834/1836

Source: Sumner County Archives

Contributed by Diane Payne

This Indenture made this tenth day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty four between Frances JOHNSON, Robert STEWART and R. W. GUTHRIE of the County Sumner and State of Tennessee of the One part and the Trustees of the Dry Fork Congregational _ and their successors in office of the other parts.

Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the respect which we have to the said Congregation have donated to the __ Trustees a certain tract or parcel of land lying on the waters of Dry Fork Creek including the Dry Fork Meeting House begining on R. W. GUTHRIE'S west boundary line at a rock thence north west twelve poles to hickory Sapling thence north six poles to a hickory thence east seven poles to an elm, on JOHNSONS, east boundary line thence North fourteen poles to a white oak thence east eighteen poles to a black ash and Sugar tree thence south thirty one poles to a white oak on R. W. GUTHRIES north boundary line thence west with said line twenty six poles to an elm, twelve poles to the begining, and we the _ Frances JOHNSON, Robert STEWART, and R. W. GUTHERY do for ourselves and for our heirs and assigns, warrant and forever dependable the right and title of the above named land and premises be the same more or les to the _ Trustees of the dry Fork congregational now being and to their successors hereafter forever as long as there is a congregation of the Cumberland Presbiterian, who desired to assemble at the place, against the claim and demand of every person or persons whatever. And whereas the above named land, and premesis cease to be a place of worship for the Cumberland Presbiterian the above named land and premesis to return to the tracts from whence it was taken and the tents or other property on it belonging to individuals to be removed off at their Leisure, in witness whereof we the said Francis JOHNSON, Robert STEWART and R. W. GUTHRIE have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and year written.
Signed and sealed and delivered in the presence of
Robert PAYNE
Robert W. Guthrie

State of Tennessee, Sumner County
August Term 1836, deed of Bargain and Sale from Francis JOHNSON, Robert W. GUTHRIE and Robert STEWART to the Trustees of the dry Fork Congregation was proved by the Oaths of John W. MCMURRY and Robert PAYNE two subscribing witnesses thereunto and ordered to be registered.
Thos. DONOHO, Clerk of the Sumner County Court

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