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Elkanah Joseph Bittick--1886 Deed

E. J. Bittick & Isabella Bittick to G. M. Smith, Shelby Co, Texas

bold = names & dates        bold italics = signature        [ ] = added comments        (sic) = as in original

[Part 1]

The State of Texas    }                Know all men by these

County of Shelby        }                presents That we E. J. Bittick

and Isabella Bittick of the County of Shelby and 

State of Texas in consideration of the sum of

One hundred and thirty five Dollars chash (sic) [cash] in

hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknow-

ledged unto G. M. Smith of Shelbyville Shelby County

and State of Texas have granted sold and conveyed

and by these presents do grant sell and convey unto the

said G M Smith of the county of Shelby and state of Texas

all that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being

situated in Shelby County Texas a part of the preemption

survey of E  Hughes, and particularly described as follows

Beginning at the S. E cor of a subdivision made

for George C Hiarn a stake in the road leading from

Center to San Augustine  Thence S 61o E 128 vs [varas, see below] to a stake

on the E B line of James Graham now owned by Joab

Samford.  Thence N 20o W 85 vs stake two pines marked X

Thence N 61o E 140 vs stake on road Hickory marked X Thence

South with said road to the beginning Containing two

Acres of land =   To have and to hold the above descr

=ibed premises together with all and singular the rights 

and appurturance (sic) thereto in anywise belonging

unto the said G. M. Smith his heirs and assigns for

ever.  And we do hereby bind ourselves heirs executors

and administrators to warrant and forever defend all

and singular the said premises unto the said G. M. Smith

[Part 2]

his heirs and assigns against every person whomsoever

lawfully claiming or to claim the same as any part thereof

                Witness our hand this 20th day of April A D 1886

                                                       E. J. Bittick    Isabell Bittick

(Before me a JP & Exofo Notary Public in and for said County and State personally appeared E. J. Bittick and his wife Isabel Bittick

The State of Texas    }        Known to me to be the persons

County of Shelby        }        whose names are subscribed as grantors

to the foregoing deed, and stated that they had executed

the same for the purposes and consideration there in expressed

and the said Isabelle Bittick having been examined by me

privily (sic) and apart from her husband and having the same

fully explained to her she the said Isabell Bittick acknowledged

the same to be her act and deed and declared that she had

willingly signed the same for the purposes and consideration

therein expressed and that she did not wish to retract it

                        Given under my hand and seal of office, this

20th day of April A D 1886            J. F. Porchu J P & Exofo Notory

                                                            Public S C

Filed in my office for record this 26th day of March A D 1889 at 11 o clock a m

                                                            J R Swanzy Clerk County Court Shelby Co Tx

And Recorded this 17th day of April 1889 at 9 o clock a m J R Swanzy


                                                                                    J S Goodrich Deputy

From the Archives and Records Division, Texas General Land Office, courtesy of Dorothy L. Miller:  

Texas vara =  33.3 inches.    League =  4428.4 acres  Labor = 177.1 acres.

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