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DEED
Jacob Naff to Cordelia Ann Naff

Greene County, Tennessee - May 11, 1867

This Indenture, made this the 11th day of May, 1867, abetween Jacob Naff, of the County of Greene, and State of Tennessee, of the one part, and Cordelia A. Naff, daughter of the said Jacob Naff of the other part Witnesseth. That the said Jacob Naff, as well for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he, the said Jacob Naff, hath and hereunto with the said Cordelia A. Naff, as also for the better maintenance, support and livelihood of her, the said Cordelia A. Naff, hath given, granted, aliened and conformed, and by these presents doth give, grant, alien, and conforms, unto the said Cordelia A. Naff, and her heirs, a certain tract or parcel of land lying in Civil District No 15, of the aforesaid County and State containing about two hundred and seven acres on the waters of Mill Creek, adjoining the land of Myers, Breamer, and others, and being the same tract upon which the said Jacob Naff now resides: Together with all and sungular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining: To have and to hold the said lands, tenements, and hereditaments, and all and singular the premises hereby granted and _?_, or mentioned or intended to be, unto the said Cordelia A. Naff and her heirs, to the only proper use and behoof of her the said Cordelia A. Naff and her heirs forever. Provided and Conditioned, that the said Jacob Naff and his wife, Amanda and their minor children, to wit, Sidney L. Naff, Isaac N. Naff and William C. Naff shall remain upon either or both the said Jacob Naff and his wife, Amanda, and that during the minority of the said children to wit, the aforesaid Sidney L., Isaac N. and Wm. C. Naff, shall be entitled to and receive a support and maintenance out of the proceeds of the said land, tenements, hereditaments, and also till the said minors shall attain their majorities, they shall receive out of the said estate a reasonable allowance for educational purposes to be determined by the said Jacob and Cordelia Naff. And in the event that the said Cordelia A. Naff shall never have any lawful heirs of her body, then at her death, the said lands, tenements and hereditaments shall revert to the said Sidney L., Isaac N. and William C. Naff, and to James M. Naff, and their heirs and assigns in the simple absolute. And the said Jacob Naff, for himself, his executors, and administrators, doth covenant, grant, and agree to and with the said Cordelia A. Naff, and her heirs, by these presents, that she, the said Cordelia A. Naff, her heirs, and assigns, shall lawfully, and may, from time to time, and at all times hereafter, peaceably and quietly have hold, use, posess, and enjoy the said lands, tenements, and hereditaments, and shall be kept harmless and indemnified of, from, and against all former and other gifts, grants, bargains, sales, jointures, dowers, troubles, changes, and encumbrances whatsoever, had done, or suffered, by him, the said Jacob Naff, his heirs, or assigns or any other person, or persons, lawfully claiming or to claim by, from or under him, their, or any of them, subject to the aforesaid limitations, conditions, and provisions.

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seals the day and year first above written.

                  (X) Jacob Naff
                  (X) Cordelia Naff

Sealed and delivered in the presence of:

(X) Jesse Hays
(X) G. B. Miller 11 Jun 1857

State of Tennessee
Greene County

Personally appeared before me Elijah W. Headnick, Clerk of the County Court of Greene County, Jesse Hays and G. B. Miller, Signers, being witnesses to show within Deed who being first Sworn apart and Said that they are _?_ with Jacob Naff and Cordelia A. Naff, the bargainers and that they saw them sign Seal and execute the Same upon this day it bears date.

Witness my hand at office this 11th day of (date & final signatures cut off of scan).


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Deed copy supplied by Philip C. Kearney, Ph.D.
University of Maryland

Published and Copyrighted, by Betty Naff Mitchell
January 17, 2003