____________________________________________________________________________ Know All Men By These Presents: That we, Milas Bagwell and Margret his wife, formerly Margret Kelley of the County of Red River and State of Texas, and A.J. Ward and Nancy his wife, formerly Nancy Kelley of the County of Titus and State of Texas, and A.J. Ward as agent and attorney in fact for Wesley Kelley, Jno. C. McLaughlin and Mary his wife, formerly Mary Kelley, William F. McLaughlin and Emily his wife, formerly Emily Kelley, Elijah Kelley Jr., Abner H. Kelley and Amanda Kelley of the County of Pike and State of Arkansas, heirs at law of Elizabeth Kelley formerly Elizabeth Humphries, the widow of John Humphries deceased, for and in consideration of the sum of Nine hundred and twenty five Dollars and various other considerations, have this day bargained and sold, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do hereby sell, release, convey and confirm unto John Robbins and his wife Cynthia, formerly Cynthia Humphries, and Martin G. Miller and his wife Rebecca Miller, formerly Rebecca Humphries, and William Humphries of the Counties of Red River and Titus, all our right, title, interest and claim, both legal and equitable, unto 1 league and labor of land located and Surveyed upon the headright certificate of John Humphries as by the BLC of Red (River) County No. 212 for one league and labor of land "1212" acres, of which has been located and surveyed in the County of Cass and the remaining portion of said certificate has been surveyed in the County of Titus on the waters of Ripley's creek, together with all and singular, the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances to the same, belonging or in any wise incident or appartaining. To have and to hold all and singular the above described tracts or parcels of land therein mentioned, unto the said John Robbins and Cynthia Robbins his wife, and Martin G. Miller and Rebecca his wife, and William Humphries, their heirs and assigns forever; hereby quit claiming and relinquishing unto the said Robbins and his wife, Miller and his wife, and William Humphries, their heirs and assigns, forever, all our right, title, claim and interest in and to the land above described, located and surveyed as aforesaid, and we do hereby bind ourselves, our heirs and legal representatives, all others claiming by, through, or under us. In witness, whereof, we have hereto set our hands and affixed our seals, using scrawls for seals, this the 6th day of October A.D. 1852. Milas Bagwell Margret Bagwell A.J. Ward, agent and attorney. ____________________________________________________________________________ State of Texas, County of Red River, Be it remembered, that on this day personally before me, George F. Lawton, Clerk of the County aforesaid, appeared Milas Bagwell and his wife Margret Bagwell, with each of whom I am well acquainted and whose names appear to the annexed and foregoing deed to Jno. Robbins and Cynthia Robbins, Martin G. Miller and Rebecca Miller, and William Humphries, for all the right, title, claim and interest in and to, two certain tracts or parcels of land surveyed upon the headright Certificate of John Humphries deceased, and therein described, and signed their names in my presence and acknowledged that they had executed the same for the considerations, uses and purposes therein contained and expressed, and the said Margret, being examined by me privily and apart from her husband and having said deed fully explained to her, she, the said Margret, acknowledged the same to be her act and deed and declared that she had willingly signed, sealed and delivered the same and that she wished not to retract it. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my offical signature and seal of office in Clarksville, this 6th day of October, A.D. 1852. George F. Lawton, Clerk Co. Court, Red River County. ____________________________________________________________________________ The State of Texas, County of Titus, Before me, James Cowan, Notary Public, in and for said County, personally appeared A.J. Ward and Nancy Ward his wife, with each of whom I am personally acquainted and whose names appear to the foregoing deed, which & date(d) on the 6th day of October, A.D. 1852 and hereto annexed, and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed, and that (they) had signed, sealed and delivered said deed for the considerations, uses and purposes, therein stated. Mrs. Nancy Ward, wife of A.J. Ward, made the foregoing acknowledgement before me, separate and apart from her husband, she further acknowledged that she had signed, sealed and delivered said deed of her own free will and accord and wished not to retract it. To certify which, I hereunto sign my name and affix my official seal, this the 19th day of October A.D. 1852. James Cowan, Notary Public. ____________________________________________________________________________ Franklin County, Texas Deed Book, Volume 1, pages 447-448. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.