Contributed by Renee Schaeffer
This indenture made this 23rd day of December eighteen hundred and forty-six between Joseph Stephens and Elizabeth Stephens his wife on the one part and St. Clair Emmons of the other part all of the County of Fleming and State of Kentucky witnesseth: That the said Joseph Stephens and wife for and in consideration of the sum of twenty-six hundred and seventeen dollars and seventeen cents to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged; have granted, bargained, and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said St. Clair Emmons and his heirs and assigns all that tract or parcel of land situate and being in the County of Fleming on the waters of Locust Creek containing one hundred and fifty five acres and 23 1/2 poles and bounded as follows to wit beginning at a beech tree of figure (1) then S 89 degrees E 141 poles to a sugar tree corner to R. Kendalls at (2) then S 1 degree W 172 poles to a stone at (3) then at 89 degrees W 146 poles to a beech tree and stone at (4) thence W 4 degrees E 174 poles to the beginning being the same land on which said Joseph Stephens now resides. Said Stephens also conveyed to said Emmons a small piece of land adjoining the above described tract being the same purchased of Daniel Ficklin containing two acres for which said Stephens holds the bond of said D. Ficklin dated in September 1827. The consideration above named is to be paid in three installments as follows to wit $872.39 cents to be paid on the first day of February 1847 the second payment of
$872.39 to be paid on the first day of February 1848 and the third and last payment of $872.39 cents to be paid on the first day of February 1849 as evidenced by three separate notes of hand.
Together with all and singular the premises, thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining: To have and to hold the land hereby conveyed and the appurtenances unto the said St. Clair Emmons and his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Joseph Stephens and wife for themselves and their heirs and assigns, the above described track of land and premises unto the said St. Clair Emmons and his heirs and assigns against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever shall and will forever warrant and defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said Joseph Stephens and wife hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date fist above written.
Joseph Stephens (seal)
Elizabeth Stephens (seal)
State of Kentucky Fleming County Sct
I, William T. Dudley, Clerk of the Court for the County aforesaid, certify that this deed from Joseph Stephens and Elizabeth Stephens his wife to St.
Clair Emmons was this day produced before me and acknowledged by the said Joseph Stephens to be his act and deed. And the said Elizabeth Stephens being by me examined privy and apart from her said husband declared that she did freely and willingly seal and deliver said writing and wished not to retract it and acknowledged said writing again shown and explained to here to be her act and deed and consenteth that the same may be recorded whereupon the said deed together with this certificate is duly recorded in my office. Given under my hand the 23rd day of December 1846.
W. T. Dudley, Clerk
Fleming Co., Kentucky deed book 28 page 81 & 82