Original Land Transaction
the between Martin family and
the Mississippi Central Railroad

February 11, 1874


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Transcription of Document

  • State of Tennessee
  • Weakley County

    Know all men by these present that I George W. Martin, M. P. Martin and W. H. Martin of said County of Weakley and State of Tennessee for and in consideration of the sum of five dollars to me paid, and for divers other good, sufficient and valuable considerations hereunto me moving, have this day bargained sold, aliened and conveyed unto the Mississippi Central Railroad Company a body politic and incorporated in the States of Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky now leased and controlled by the Southern Railroad Association, the following described lot or parcel of ground situated lying and being in said County of Weakley and State of Tennessee, bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning on a stake in the south margin of the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad right of way and fifty (50) feet east of the center line of the Miss. Central Railroad, runs thence south with the East margin of said Miss. Central R. R. Right of way three hundred (300) feet to a stake, thence East fifty (50) feet to a stake, thence South fifteen hundred and thirty-five (1535) feet to a stake, thence West crossing the centre line of the Miss. Central Rail Road at one hundred (100) feet in all West three hundred (300) feet to a stake, thence North and parallel with line of Miss. Central Rail Road nineteen hundred and nine (1909) feet to a stake [to] the South margin of the Nashville and Northwestern Rail Road right of way, thence Eastward with said right of way and across said Miss. Central Rail Road to the beginning, including and excluding the right of way heretofore granted by me to said Miss. Central R. R. Company, for the purposes, uses and location of a depot and for no other purpose to be called Frost Depot to have and to hold to the said Mississippi Central Rail Road Company and assigns forever, together with its appurtenances, estates, title and interest thereto belonging. We hereby covenant and bind ourselves and our heirs and representatives to forever warrant and defend the title to said ground and premises against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever, and that we are lawfully seized of said parcel of land and have a good right to sell and convey the same, and that it is unincumbered -

    Witness our hand this the 11th day of February 1874 - the interliniation of the words, "now leased and controlled by the Southern Rail Road Association" was done before signing.

  • G. W. Martin
  • M. P. Martin
  • W. H. Martin

  • H. P.Miller
  • J. G. Adams

  • State of Tennessee
  • Weakley County

    I. J. Humpkins Register of said county do hereby certify that the written and forgoing deed and clerks certificate was duly registered in my office on the 13th April 1874 in Book Y page 176.

    J. Humpkins, Regr.

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