____________________________________________________________________________ Deed of Gift Know All Men By These Presents: That, this Indenture, made this twenty-fourth day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty six; between Samuel Bittick of the Territory of Arkansas and County of Clark, of the one part; and Jesse Bittick of the County and Territory, aforesaid, of the other part. Whereas, the said Samuel Bittick, being the father of the said Jesse Bittick, by reason of his age and infirmities, in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear for my son, Jesse Bittick, and also for divers other good causes and considerations, me, the said Samuel Bittick, hereunto have given and granted, and confirmed and by these presents, do give, grant, and confirm unto the said Jesse Bittick, three head of horses, called by the names - dick, and roane, and hos, and also seven cows and calves and four heifers and ten steers, and also one set of turners tools, to have and to hold, and enjoy all singular, the said horses and cattle and tools, aforesaid, unto the said Jesse Bittick, his executors, adminstrators, and assignes, to the only proper use and behoof of, forever; and I, the said Samuel Bittick, all and singular, the said horses, cattle, and tools, to the said Jesse Bittick, his executors, administrators, and assigns against me, the said Samuel Bittick, my executors and administrators, and all and every other person or persons, whatsoever, shall and will warrant and defend, by these presents, of all and singular, put the said Jesse Bittick in full possession, by delivering to him the above mentioned horses, cattle, and tools, at the time of the sealing and delivering of these presents hereby granted. Whereunto, I have set my hand and seal, this 24th day of March, 1826. Samuel Bittick (Seal) Test: William Kelley Elijah Kelley ____________________________________________________________________________ Territory of Arkansas, Clark county, This day, personally appeared William Kelley and Elijah Kelley, whose names are subscribed to the foregoing deed of Gift, and after being duly sworn, deposeth & saith, that, they, saw Samuel Bittick subscribe the same and that he acknowledged that it was for the use and purposes therein specified. William Kelley Elijah Kelley Sworn to & subscribed before me, an acting Justice of the Peace, this 15th April, 1826. T.S. Drew, J. Peace I, Thomas S. Drew, Clerk of the Circuit Court in & for the County of Clark, do certify that the foregoing record is a true and complete copy or transcript of the original which was received and recorded this 17th day of April, 1826. T.S. Drew ____________________________________________________________________________ Clark County, Arkansas Deed Book B, page 5. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.