from Book 3, pages 288-89
OBADIAH FOWLER TO ABSALOM HYDE (1846)
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT I Obadiah Fowler of the State and District aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred Dollars to me paid in hand by Absalom Hyde of the State and District aforesaid have granted, bargained, sold and released and by these presents do grant, bargain sell and release unto the said Absalom Hyde a certain tract or parcel of land situated in said District on the waters of Choestoe Creek waters of Tugalo River containing two hundred and ninety six acres more or less, part being granted to Thos. Fullerton by John Shannon beginning at a hickory N. 85 E.12 to a pine, thence N. 66 E. 20 to a pine thence N. 38 E. 38 to a post oak thence N. 10 E. 19 chains to a P.O. thence N. 79 W. 18 chains & 25 links to a poplar thence S. 5 W. 34 to a Hickory thence S. 20 E. to the beginning. The other part being granted by Moses Shannon to Thos. Fullerton bounded by Wm Mcombs & South by Burrel Jones land adjoining the above named tract.
TOGETHER with all and singular the rights, members, and appertainances to the said premises belonging or in anywise incident or appertaining. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all and singular the said premises unto the said Absalom Hyde his heirs & assigns forever against myself & my heirs and against every other person lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof. In witness wthereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of
August A.D. 1846
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of the undersigned--
Personally appeared before me Isaac Minton and makes oath that he saw Obadiah Fowler sign seal and deliver the within deed to Absalom Hyde for the use and purposes therein mentioned 28th August 1846--
I, Thos. W. Harbin do hereby certify unto all whom it may concern that Polly Fowler the wife of the within Obadiah Fowler did this day appear before me and upon being privately & seperately examined by me did declare that she does freely, voluntarily and without any compulsion dread or fear of any person or persons whomsoever, renounce release and forever relinquish unto the within named Absalom Hyde his heirs and assigns all her interest and estate & also all her right and claim of Dower of or in to all and singular the premises within mentioned & released. Given under my hand and seal this 16th day of Nov. 1846--