Perry County, Alabama Deeds

Doctor Lockett to Theophilus Lockett
Book B page 118-120, 23 Feb 1831

By Cathy Morgan,

Know all men by these presents that I Doctor Locket of the county of Perry and State of Alabama for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I bear to Theopilus Hill Lockett my son of the county and state aforesaid as well as for the further consideration of (ink blob) dollar to me in hand paid by the said Theophilus Lockett at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have given granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Theophilus H. Lockett his executors administrators and assigns the following described Slaves to wit Harriet a female slave aged eight years, and Nile a female slave aged four years to have and to hold the aforeaid female slaves together with their increase accruing from them unto the said Theophilus H Lockett his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever and the said Doctor Lockett for himself his heris executors administrations the aforesaid slaves unto the said Theophilus H Lockett his executors administrators and assigns against the claim or claims of all persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend them by these presents. The foregoing conveyance is made on the condition the above mentioned slaves are to remain in my possession during my natural life and at my death to be delivered over to the said Theophilis H Lockett or his legal representatives. given under my hand and seal this 23rd day of February 1831

Attest John W. Stewart, Lee George


The State of Alabama, Perry County

Personally appeared before me David McCullough Clerk of the County Court of Perry County in the State aforesaid John W. Stewart one of the subscribing witnesses to the within deed of gift and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he saw the above named Doctor Lockett sign seal and deliver the above deed of gift to the said Theophilus H... Locket and that he said deponent signed his name as a witness therein in the presence of the said Doctor Lockett and that he also saw Lee George the other subscribing witness sign the same in the presence of the said Doctor Locket and in the presence of each other one the day and Year therein mentioned. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of March attest The State of Alabama Perry county I David McCullough Clerk of the County Court of Perry County in State aforesaid do hereby certify that the within deed of gift and the p... thereof .... on the 10th day of in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one .... in office of said county clerk and court and Book (blank) page (blank). In testimony whereof I have set my hand and private seal there being no seal of office at office 10th day March An Dom 1831 and fifty fifth year of the Independence of the United States of America

David McCullough Register

16 May 2000
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