This Indenture made the 23 day of August one thousand eight hundred and four between Gilbert Christian of the one part and John Cox of the other part Witnesseth that the said G. Christian for and in consideration of the sum of forty two dollars to him in hand paid hath this day bargained and sold and by these presents doth hereby bargain and sell unto thesaid John Cox One certain tract or parcel of land. Containing Twenty Eight acres more or less Lying and being in the County of Floyd and State of Kentucky on the left hand fork of Sandy river at the mouth of the Second Creek below Rock castle and Bounded as follows (to wit) Beginning at an Elm below the mouth of the creek & running thence S 76 W 32 poles to a Lym and Beech thence S 32 W 18 poles to a Beech and a Sugar Tree thence thence N 51 W 80 poles to a Lym thence N 11 E 22 poles to a Beech and Hickory at the river thence up the river N 65 E 30 poles S 76 E 60 poles & S 24 E 38 poles to the Beginning with all the appurtenances thereto belonging. To have and to hold the said Tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto the said John Cox and his heirs forever, And the said Gilbert Christian and his heirs do Covenant To and with the said John Cox to and with the said John Cox and his heirs that he the said G. Christian and his heirs the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto the said John Cox and his heirs will forever warrant and defend against him the said G. Christian & his heirs or against every other person or persons whatever. In witness where of the said G. Christian hath hereunto set his hand & affixed his seal the day & year afforsaid.
G. Christian (signature)
Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of
I William James Mayo Clerk for the county aforesaid being authorized by law to receive & (?) to record in my office deeds and other writings do certify that this indenture from Gilbert Christian to John Cox was this day produced before me proved by the oaths of Samuel Smiley, Floury Cox, Reubin Cox three subscribing witnesses thereto & is duly recorded in my office. Given under my hand this 1st day of Aprin 1805.
Wm. J. Mayo FCC
Floyd County Court May Term 1809 Ordered that the within deed be recorded (anew agreeably?) to the provision of the second section of an act entitled An Act for the relief of those who may have been or may be injured by the destruction of the record of any court Approved December 27th Day 1803.
A copy text
Wm. J. Mayo
Christian to Cox
Recorded and Examined
The original record of this Deed has been destroyed by fire.
Wm. J. Mayo Clerk
Re-recorded Book A Page 17 and examined
Wm. J. Mayo