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James Walker to William McNew

This indenture made this third Nov. 1815 between James Walker of Claiborne Co. Tenn. of the one part and William McNew of the said county and state aforesaid, of the other part, witnesseth: That the said James Walker, for and in consideration of the sum of $402 hath and by these presents doth bargain, grant, sell and confirm unto the said Wm. McNew, his heirs and assign forever, a certain tract or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the aforesaid county of Claiborne in Henderson & Company's Powells Valley large survey on both sides of Davis' creek in Lot EE and CC No. 2 beginning at a white oak stump standing on the east side of the great road and with the same S 60 W 105 poles to the lot line to an ash, walnut and cherry trees, then with the said lot line S 25 E 296 to a hollow gum on the side of a ridge, then N 86 E 14 poles to a poplar on a branch, then down said branch as it meanders, dividing the water equally running N 18 W 150 poles to a large white oak on said branch, then with the same N 7 E 34 poles to a white oak at the mouth of said branch on the south bank of said Davis Creek, then down said creek as it meanders opposite the point of a cedar cliff where the said cliff shuts in with the said creek, then crossing the creek and taking the direction of the cliff eastwardly to three post oaks on the top of said cliff, Samuel Cowen's and D. Walker's corner, then with said Cowen's line 24 poles to a post oak, then with the same N 26 W 74 poles to the place of beginning, containing 100 acres be the same more or less, together with all and singular the wood, water, water-course, hereditaments and appurtenances, ways and privileges unto the said tract of land belonging or in any wise appertaining, and the reversion and the reversions, the remainder and to the remainders, rents and issues thereof and all the estate, right title and interest, property claims and demand of and in and to the some and every part and parcel thereof, to have and to hold unto the said Wm. McNew, his heirs, and etc.  Lastly, I the said James Walker, do bind myself, my heirs, and etc. unto the said Wm. McNew, his heirs, and etc. to warrant and forever defend the said tract of land with all the appurtenances unto the said Wm. McNew, his heirs, etc. free from the lawful claims of all and every person or persons claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof either in law or equity.  In testimony whereof, I, the said James Walker hath hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.  

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Wm. Rogers, John Neale, David Rogers.

Signed James Walker (Seal)

This deed was registered 4th Sept. 1818, signed Wm. Rogers, Register for Claiborne County.

Source: Annie Walker Burns, Walker Family Records from the Shadows of Cumberland Gap, Claiborne County, Tazewell, Tennessee (Washington D. C., L. K. McGhee, 1957), 29-30.