To Everything A Season: James EDGAR and Selah WITHERINGTON EDGAR Family

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Recoded march 5th, 1914


To all to whom these presents shall come, GREETINGS:

KNOW YE, that by virtue of part of Certificate No 413 dated December 28th, 1810, issues by the Registrar of West Tennessee

to James Campbell, and entered on the 26th day of March 1811.

by No. 6142

There is granted by the said State of Tennessee unto William Edgar Assignee of the said James Campbell

A Certain Tract or Parcel of Land, containing thirty acres lying in Maury County in the first District, and on a branch of Leipers

Lick Creek

Beginning at a beech hardwood and ash, twelve poles West and twelve poles North of the house where said Edgar now lives,

running thence South eighty poles to a beech and dogwood thence East sixty poles to a beech, thence North eighty poles to a

beech, thence West to the Beginning - Surveyed August 13th, 1811 by Jno. Crawford, D. S.  [Deputy Surveyor]

within the hereditaments [In law, a hereditament (from Latin hereditare, to inherit, from heres, heir) is any kind of property that

can be inherited. Hereditaments are divided into corporeal and incorporeal.] and appurtenances [an accessory or other item

associated with a particular activity or style of living], to have and to hold the said Tract or Parcel of Land with the

appurtenances to the said William Edgar and his heirs forever; In witness whereof Willie Blount, Governor of the State of

Tennessee []

hath hereunto set his hand and caused the great seal of the state to be affixed, at Nashville on the 14th day of October in the

year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [14 October 1813] and of the Independence of the United States,

the thirty eighth.


[signature] Willie Blount

[signature] W. G. Blount, SECRETARY.