James Dorsey & Robert Hamsworth Blackburn - 1839

Submitted by Brenda Dahlberg

(Submitters note: James Dorsey was my g-g-g-grandfather. He was living 1830 in Blount Co., but by 1835 had purchased land in Talladega and moved his family there.

This indenture made and entered this Fourteenth Day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine between James Dorsey of the county of Talladega and state of Alabama of the first part and Robert Hamsworth Blackburn of the county of Blount and state of aforesaid of the second part _____ that the said James Dorsey for and in consideration of the sum of Five hundred dollars to him in hand paid at and before the signing sealing and delivering those presents (sic) the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged ___ ____ this day grant bargain and sell unto the said Robert Hamsworth Blackburn a certain tract and parcel of land known at the Huntsville land office as the East half of the South East quarter of section twenty one of Township fourteen Range one west To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land unto him the said Robert Hamsworth Blackburn his heirs and assigns forever And the said James Dorsey for himself his heirs and assigns hereby convenants to and with the said Robert Hamsworth Blackburn his heirs and assigns that the right title interest and claim of in and to the ______ _______ described tract or parcel of land with all and _____ the tenements and ______ to the same belonging he will warrant and forever defend. Free from the lawful claim or claims of all and every other person or persons whomsoever In Testimony(?) When of the said James Dorsey has here unto set his hand and seal this day and date first above written in the presence of

James Dorsey (seal)

J. H. Beavers

Thomas Goodwin

The State of Alabama

Talladega County

Personally appeared before me J. H. Beavers a Justice of the peace for said country Liney Dorsey wife of James Dorsey and acknowledged that she signed the written and foregoing deed for the purchase therein contained without any fear threat or compulsion of husband James Dorsey signed in the presence of me this 14th day of January 1839

Linny Dorsey

J. H. Beavers

Justice of the Peace