1824 Deed for Church Property

1824 Deed for Church
Deed Transcripts                                    Providence Church

Davidson County, TN.

Davidson County Deed Book 2  Pages 221-222

Registered September 15, 1826

Demoss  & others


This Indenture made and entered into this 25th day on December in the year 1824 between Skelton Hardgrave

of the County of Davidson of the one part and John Davis, Abraham Demoss,Silas Dillahunt, John Demoss, Peter Boothe

and Thomas Demoss  Trustees appointed to the Providence meeting house all of the said county of the other part.

Witnesseth that the said Skelton Hardgrave for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to him in hand paid

by the above named Trustees the receipt of which he hereby acknowledges but more particularly & especially for the

dissimulation of the Christian religion and for the purpose of educating the children of the neighbourhood hath

granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said John Davis

Abraham Demoss, Silas Dillahunt, John Demoss, Peter Boothe and Thomas Demoss  Trustees as aforesaid

a certain piece or parcel of Land situate lying and being in the County of Davidson on the north side of Big

Harpeth river.  Beginning at a beech near the bank of Flat Creek. Thence north forty one and a half degrees west

six poles to a rock.  Thence south fifty eight degrees west six poles to a rock. Thence south thirty seven degrees

east six and a half poles to a rock. Thence south forty one degrees west twenty six poles to an overcup oak

on the Bank of big Harpeth river.  Thence up the meanders of said river south thirty one and a half degrees

east thirteen poles to the mouth of Flat creek at low water mark. Thence up the meanders of said creek north

forty two degrees east fourteen poles.  Thence north ten degrees east twenty two poles.  Thence north forty four

degrees east four poles to a point on the creek bank opposite the Beginning.   Thence north forty one & a

half degrees west one half pole to the Beginning  containing  by a recent survey one acre and one hundred

and forty two square poles be the same more or less and whereon the providence meeting house now stands.

To Have and To Hold the said one acre and one hundred and forty two square poles of Land together with all and

singular the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto them the said

John Demoss, Abraham Demoss, John Davis, Silas Dillahunt, Peter Boothe and Thomas Demoss  Trustees

as foresaid and their successors forever. In trust for the purpose of using the said providence meeting house

as a neighbourhood school house and as a house of public worship to be free for the reception of all preachers of

the Christian religion to preach therein at all times so that their appointments to preach do not interfere

with each other.  But if the aforesaid Trustees or their successors shall fail to keep erected on the said piece or

parcel of Land a house for the uses and purposes before mentioned at any time for the space of three years

together then and in that case the said one acre & one hundred & forty two square Poles of Land shall

revert and be vested in the said Skelton Hardgrave their heirs or assigns  In witness whereof the said

Skelton Hardgrave hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first in this Indenture written.

Signed Seat & Delivered   In the presence of John W. Whitfield                                      Skelton Hardgrave

William E. Newsom, Eliza H. Newsom, John Crowder

State of Tennessee       Davidson County  Court    October Sessions 1825


This Indenture of bargain and sale between Skelton Hardgrave of the one part & John Davis, Abraham

Demoss, Silas Dillahunt,  John Demoss, Peter Boothe and Thomas Demoss   Trustees of the other

part was acknowledged in open court by the said Skelton Hardgrave to be his act & deed & ordered to be

Tax Paid.                                          Test  Nathan Ewing, clerk of said court
Transcript. Fletch Coke 11-9-2013

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