Indenture for the Sale of Land by Joel and Angelina James (September 22, 1853) Taylor County, Kentucky, Deed Book No. 2, Page 219:
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(In 1853 Joel and Angelina James made the decision to depart Kentucky and migrate further westward to the State of Texas.  Joel’s brother John James would follow while brother George Washington James would migrate even further westward to Lafayette County, Missouri.  This indenture obtained by J.F.A. Senior Researchers George and Ruth Alspaugh marks the date of the family’s release of property in Kentucky prior to their purchase of lands in Texas.  Joel James originally paid $337.50 for this land in 1850 and is selling it in 1853 for $500.)

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This indenture made this 22nd day of September 1853 between Joel L. James and Angelina his wife of the County of Taylor and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part and William L. Turner of the County and Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part.

Witnesseth that the said Joel L. James for an in consideration of the sum of Five Hundred Dollars in hand paid, the receipt of which is hereby recorded hath granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said William L. Turner, his heirs and assigns all that tract or parcel of land situated and being in the County of Taylor on the waters of Pitmans Creek and recorded as follows.

To Wit:  beginning at a Spanish Oak & White Oak corner to said Heristan & R.P. & D. Sanders in the Ramseys line.  Thense with said line No 45 E 118 ¼ poles to a Black Gum corner to said Ramseys.  Thense with another of said Ramseys lines S 45 E 52 poles to a Black Oak corner to Isaac Graves.  Thense with said Graves line No 115 E 103 poles to a hickory corner to William Parrott.  Thense with said Parrotts line No 33 W 66 poles to a Dogwood & Black Oak thense S 52 W 36 poles to a stake in the center of the Lerrington Road.  Thense with said road S 65 W 126 to a stake in said road.  Thense S 36 E 61 poles to the beginning.

Containing 67 ¼ acres be the same more or less together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining.  To have and to hold the land hereby conveyed with the appurtenances unto the said William L. Turner his heirs and assigns forever.  And the said Joel L. James for himself heirs executors and administrators the aforesaid tract of land and appurtenances unto the said William L. Turner his heirs or assigns against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever doth forever warrant and defend by these presents.

In witness whereof the said Joel L. James together with Angelina his wife who hereby relinquishes her right of downer in and to the land conveyed in this deed hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date first above written.

Joel L. James (Seal)
Angelina James (Seal)


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I William Irvine Deputy Clerk of or for Alfred F. Gowdy Clerk of the Taylor County Court certify that the foregoing Deed from Joel L. James and Angelina James his wife to William L. Turner was on the 22nd Day of September 1853 presented to me in my office and acknowledged by said James and wife to be their act and deed whereupon said deed and this Certificate are duly recorded in my office given under my hand September 28th, 1853.

William Irvine D.C.
For A. F. Gowdy Clerk

This indenture made this 22nd day of September 1853 between Joel L. James and Angelina his wife of the County of Taylor and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part and John C. Sanders of the County and Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part.

Witnesseth:  The said Joel L. James for and in consideration of the sum of Ten Dollars in hand paid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said John C. Sanders his heirs and assigns all that tract or parcel of land situated and being in the County of Taylor on the waters of Pitmans Creek and bounded as follows:

To Wit:  Beginning at a stone on the side of the Lexington Road in the Town of Saloma.  Thense 140 feet to another stone.  Thense 82 feet to another stone.  Thence 140 feet to another stone.  Thence 82 feet to the beginning.  Containing ¼ acre be the same more or less together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining.  To have and to hold the land hereby conveyed with the appurtenances unto the said J.C. Sanders his heirs and assigns forever.  And the said Joel L. James for himself, heirs executors and administrators the aforesaid tract of land and appurtenances unto the said J.C. Sanders his heirs or assigns against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever, doth forever warrant and defend by these presents.

In witness wereof the said Joel L. James together with Angelina his wife, who hereby relinquishes her right of dower in and to the land conveyed in this deed hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date first above written.

Joel L. James (Seal)
Angelina James (Seal)


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State of Kentucky, Set.


I William Irvine Deputy Clerk for Alfred F. Gowdy Clerk of the Taylor County Court certify that the foregoing deed from Joel L. James and Angelina James his wife to John C. Sanders was on the 22nd day of September 1853 presented to me in my office and acknowledged by said Joel L. James & wife to be their act and deed whereupon the same and this Certificate are duly recorded in my office.  Given under my hand September 29, 1853.

William Irving D.C.
For A. F. Gowdy Clerk