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626 409 Devonmeade Assoc. ®Horseshoe Bend Ltd. 11/10/86 Exhibit B (land not seized), Item 8: “Title to that portion of the subject property described as one-half acre adjoining Tract II on the west and being north of the ‘Big Harpeth River’ which according to the deed from Mary M. Sawyer, et al, to E.D. Hicks, Jr., of record in Deed Book 71, Page 414, . . . was not included in the description of said property set apart to Skelt Sawyer by partition deed in Deed Book 35, Page 155, . . . Said deed includes the following:

“It is also understood and agreed that the Sawyer graveyard located on Lot No. 3 and containing one-half acre together with a right-of -way appurtenant thereto for purposes of sepulture is not convey, but that the Sawyer family reserve all their rights thereto.

“Said one-half acre was quitclaimed to E. D. Hicks, Jr., in deed recorded in Deed Book 71, Page 414, Register’s Office for Williamson County, Tennessee, but was not included in the deed from Hunter Giers Hicks to Sarah Hunter Hicks, of record in Deed Book 145, Page 510, . . .”

Book 71, page 414

Book 35, page 155

Book 145, page 510

Book 584, page 919

Plat Book 3,

page 26,

R.O.W.C.,

Tennessee

584 919 RCM Realty  ®Devonmeade Assoc. 4/9/86 No mention of cemetery, but check this out:

“Being the same property inherited by Sarah H. Green (formerly Sarah Hunter Hicks) from E.D. Hicks, Jr., by will recorded in Will Book 74, Page 223, Probate court of Davidson County, Tennesee, and from Hunter Giers Hicks by will recorded in Will Book 115, Page 255, Probate Court of Davidson County, Tennessee, by deed from Hunter Giers Hicks, of record in Book 145, Page 510, . . . and by deeds recorded in Book 97, Page 267, Book 130, Page 329, Book 130, Page 344, Book 131, Page 20, and Book 131, Page 257, . . .”

Book 145, page 510

Book 97, page 267

Book 130, page 329

Book 130, page 344

Book 131, page 20

Book 131, page 257

Will Book 74,

page 223

Will Book 115,

page 255

583 410 “Borrower further conveys hereunder that portion of the above described property described as one-half acre adjoining Tract II on the west and being north of the ‘Big Harpeth River’ which according to the deed from Mary M. Sawyer, et al, to E.D. Hicks, Jr., of record in Deed Book 71, Page 414, . . . was not included in the description of said property set apart to Skelt Sawyer by partition deed in Deed Book 35, Page 155, . . . Said one-half acre was quitclaimed to E. D. Hicks, Jr., in deed recorded in Deed Book 71, Page 414, Register’s Office for Williamson County, Tennessee, but was not included in the deed from Hunter Giers Hicks to Sarah Hunter Hicks, of record in Deed Book 145, Page 510, . . . however, the conveyance of said ‘one-half (1/2) acre’ is made hereunder without warranty.

“Being the same property inherited by Sarah H. Green (formerly Sarah Hunter Hicks) from E.D. Hicks IV, aka E. D. Hicks, Jr., by will recorded in Will Book 74, Page 223, Probate court of Davidson County, Tennesee, and from Hunter Giers Hicks by will recorded in Will Book 115, Page 255, Probate Court of Davidson County, Tennessee, by deed from Hunter Giers Hicks, of record in Book 145, Page 510, Register’s Office for Williamson county, Tennessee, by Williamson county clerk and masters Deed, of record in Book 583, Page 394, Register’s Office for Williamson County, Tennessee, and by deeds recorded in Book 97, Page 267, Book 130, Page 329, Book 130, Page 344, Book 131, Page 20, and Book 131, Page 257, . . .”

Same as above Same Will Books as above
583 398 Sarah Hunter (Hicks) Green  ®  RCM Realty 4/1/86 “Grantor further conveys hereunder that portion of the above described property described as ‘one-half (1/2) acre adjoining Tract III on the west and being north of the Big Harpeth River’ which according to the deed from Mary M. Sawyer, et al, to E.D. Hicks, Jr. of record in Deed Book 71, Page 414, . . . was not included in the

description of said property set apart to Skelt Sawyer by partition deed in Deed Book 35, Page 155, . . . Said one-half (1/2) acre was quitclaimed to E. D. Hicks, Jr., in deed recorded in Deed Book 71, Page 414, Register’s Office for Williamson County, Tennessee, but was not included in the deed from Hunter Giers Hicks to Sarah Hunter Hicks, of record in Deed Book 145, Page 510, . . . however, the conveyance of said ‘one-half (1/2) acre’ is made hereunder without warranty.

“Being the same property inherited by Sarah H. Green (formerly Sarah Hunter Hicks) from E.D. Hicks IV, aka E. D. Hicks, Jr., by will recorded in Will Book 74, Page 223, Probate court of Davidson County, Tennesee, and from Hunter Giers Hicks by will recorded in Will Book 115, Page 255, Probate Court of Davidson County, Tennessee, by deed from Hunter Giers Hicks, of record in Book 145, Page 510, Register’s Office for Williamson county, Tennessee, by Williamson county clerk and masters Deed, of record in Book 583, Page 394, Register’s Office for Williamson County, Tennessee, and by deeds recorded in Book 97, Page 267, Book 130, Page 329, Book 130, Page 344, Book 131, Page 20, and Book 131, Page 257…”

Book 45, page 292

Book 71, page 414

Book 35, page 155

Book 145, page 510

Book 583, page 394

  1. 97, page 267

Book 130, page 392

Book 130, page 344

Book 131, page 20

Book 131, page 257

Same Will Books 74 & 115 mentioned above
583 394 R.L. Percy  ®Sarah Hunter (Hicks) Green 3/24/86 No mention of cemetery

[I think it possible that this is more land in the area she is collecting and is not adjacent to cemetery.]   It is 7th District though, between the Big & Little Harpeth Rivers.   Tract 1 is 100 acres of E.D. Hicks farm called “Grassland.”

Book 69, page 321 (Tract 1)

Book 41, page 180

(Tract 2)

Look for wills of Ida Lou Peercy & Richard Peercy (This was part of their estate.)
145 510 Hunter Geir Hicks  ®Sarah Hunter Hicks (Later Green) 12/30/66 No mention of cemetery

[In 6th District which is across river from cemetery, thus THIS DEED NOT APPLICABLE]

Book 35, page 155

Book 55, page 512

Book 71, page 414

131 258 R.M. Peercy & wife Enone Peercy  ®

Jack G. Bailey

5/25/64 No mention of cemetery

“Being same property as described in Deed Book 69, page 321.”

Book 69, page 321
131 257 Montie Alma Peercy Carver

® Roy Marvin Peercy

5/23/64 No mention of cemetery

“Being same property as described in Deed Book 69, page 321.”

Book 69, page 321
131   20 D.W. Moulton Comm Estate vs Franklin Power & Light No date No mention of cemetery

NOT APPLICABLE

None None
130 344 O.J. Peercy & Minnie Peercy

® Sarah Hunter Hicks

2/11/64 No mention of cemetery

Tract 1 is up by mouth of Little Harpeth, but Tract 2 might be closer and was part of the overall Peercy lands.  “Being same as described in..” the deed books at right.

  1. 41, page 180

Book 69, page 321

Look for wills of Ida Lou Peercy & Richard Peercy (This was part of their estate.)
130 329 G.B. Peercy & Louise Peercy and R.L Peercy & Beulah Peercy

® Sarah Hunter Hicks

2/4/64 No mention of cemetery
  1. 41, page 180

Book 69, page 321

Same estate
  97 267 Rollin Peercy et al ® Sarah Hunter Hicks 7/21/52 No mention of cemetery
  1. 41, page 180

Book 45, page 55

Book 51, page 425

Book 69, page 321

  71 414 Mary W. Sawyer et al

® E.D. Hicks Jr.

10/13/37 The deed starts off saying the tract of land is situated in the 6th Civil District which is south of the river on all maps seen by me.  Yet the following parcel is described as north of the river and could be the cemetery (though cemetery is not mentioned):

“Upon the survey of the above described tract of land by S.M. Henderson, SWC, on September 14th, 1937, it was found that there was a parcel, containing about one-half an acre, more or less, adjoining the above described tract on the west, and being north of Big Harpeth River, which was not included in the calls of the land set apart to Skelt Sawyer by the partition deed above referred to, and which is not included in the land above described and conveyed.  The undersigned hereby quitclaim, transfer and convey to said E. D. Hicks, Jr., his heirs and assigns, all of their rights, title and interst in said parcel of 1/2 acre, more or less, but expressly do not warrant the title thereto.”

Book 35, page 155

Book 55, page 512

  55 512 J.H. Pearre & wife Eunice to ® Kittie Sawyer et al. 8/16/27 “. . . real estate in the 6th Civil District . . .”

  1. NOT APPLICABLE TO CEMETERY
Book 35, page 155 Int. No. 3 in partition deed, and which said Lot No. 3
  35 155 George F. Sawyer to®

J.M. Sawyer

5/01/12 “. . . Lying in the sixth Civil District. . .”  seems to eleminate the Hardgrave Cemetery unless the measurements on page 157, last 7 lines, cross the river as implied by:

“. . . thence N 21 1/4°  W 20 poles to the center of Big Harpeth River; thence up the River 35 1/2 poles to McFadden’s corner; thence N 86 1/2°W 118 poles to the old corner; thence S 23 6/10 poles to the center of Big Harpeth River; thence up said river 70 poles. . .”  This in in the “Horseshoe Bend” or an area of a lot of meandering of the river, so it could be all south of river or could cross.  I won’t know for sure until platted.

Other graveyards mentioned in this deed:

“. . . excluding the area of ‘Gray’ grave yard, Parcel B. . .”

“. . . after excluding the Sawyer Graveyard. . .”   [Note that current Horseshoe Bend deed calls the Hardgrave Cemetery ‘Sawyer Graveyard.’]

“. . . the ‘Gray’ grave-yard located on Lot No. 2 Parcel A is not intended to be herein conveyed nor none of the rights appurtenant thereto, it is also understood and agreed that the Sawyer grave-yard located on Lot No. 3 and containing one-half acre together with a right of way appurtenant thereto for purposes of sepulture is not conveyed but that the Sawyer family reserve all their rights thereto. . . .”

None Look for a Sawyer will or trust giving this property to “. . . George F. Sawyer, J.M. Sawyer and Skelt Sawyer are the owners in common, each owning the one-third of . .. 441 acres. . . and whereas said owner had caused to be made a partition of said tract [trust?] in which each is given an equal share. . .”
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