MATLOCK Deeds and Indentures

Indiana

Mississippi

Tennessee

Texas

 

Virginia

 

SOME MATLOCK/MEDLOCK DEEDS 1830-1840

Notes from Morgan Co., Indiana Deed Records

Hendricks County, Co., Ind. Grantor Deeds

There are many other deeds from 1830 to 1840 but same people named as above.

From History of Hendricks Co., Ind. (Sent by Joan Kirwan)

Early Morgan County Deeds

Hendricks County Grantor Deeds

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Mississippi

State of Mississippi - Co. of Tippah

January 28, 1839. Deed from Littleberry Matlock and his wife, Nancy, to Isaac J. Wheatley. Lot No. 7 in Block No. 27 in the town of Ripley. Witnessed by N. Matlock. (signed by mark - His mark, that is.)

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SOME GRAINGER COUNTY, TENNESSEE DEEDS

Book A, Page 20

Jacob Kennedy to Susannah Matlock Feb. 7, 1797 200 acres

This indenture made this thirteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninetysix between Jacob Kennedy of Grainger County and State of Tennessee of the one part, and the Heirs of Charles Matlock Deceased of the County and State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth: That for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred Dollars to him the said Charles(?) Kennedy in hand paid by the said Charles Matlock in his lifetime and before the insealing and delivering of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained and sold in fee simple and confirmed unto Susannah Matlock Relict of said Charles Matlock and Executrix of his estate, a certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation two hundred acres be the same more or less, granted to the said Kennedy by the State of North Carolina patent bearing date 12th day of July 1794 No. 636 lying and being in the said County of Grainger on the waters of Richland Creek BEGINNING at a postoak and turning due west one hundred and forty poles to a postoak, thence south twenty-six degrees west one hundred and eighty-two poles to a blackoak thence due east nineteen poles to a pine thence said course two hundred poles to a blackoak thence said course' twenty-six poles to a blackoak, thence due north one hundred and sixty poles to a stake thence due west twenty-six poles to the BEGINNING together with all appertainances to the said land belonging or in anywise appertaining free from all hindrances of any person or persons lawfully claiming the same TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the land and premises with every part or parcel thereof free from all indumbrances of mortgage doners by or from me the said Jacob Kennedy or any other person or persons whatsoever and to be to the only proper use and behoof of the said Susannah Matlock during her lifetime and then to pass to the Heirs Elect of the said Charles Matlock, their heirs and assigns forever agreeable to his last will and testament and the said Jacob Kennedy do hereby promise, covenant and agree to and with the said Executrix, Susannah Matlock that I have the full and only title and lawful authority to sell, convey said land and premises and. do by these presents convey the fee simple estate thereof from me the said Kennedy my heirs to her the said Susannah Matlock for life, and the heirs elect, their heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns forever, agreeable to the intent and meaning of the last Will and Testament. As Witness my hand and seal the day and year first above written.

/s/ Jacob Kennedy

Major Lea
Lovina Lea
A copy Test. Felps Read R.G.C.

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The index shows that John Matlock bought land from Thomas King in 1796, and from Samuel Clark in 1802. 1 do not have copies of these deeds. They may be obtained from the Register. Following are deeds that I do have:

Richard McPherson to John Matlock Registered 20th March, 1802

This Indenture made this twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one, Between Richard McPherson of the County of Grainger and State of Tennessee of the one part and John Matlock of'the county and state aforesaid of the other part WITNESSETH, that the said Richard McPherson for and in consideration of the sum of Six hundred Dollars to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath and by these presents doth grant, bargain and confirm unto the said John Matlock his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing twenty-six acres be the same more or less, lying and being in the County of Grainger on the north side of Clinch Mountain on the east fork of Williams's Creek being part of a six hundred acre tract originally granted to Thomas Morrison, Beginning at two hickories on Samuel Clark's corner, then north on said Clark's line one hundred and thirteen poles to a beech, then north seventy east on said Clark's line thirty-four poles to a sugar tree, thence north on said Clark's line fifty-four to a white oak and sugar tree, then west eighteen poles to a dogwood, thence south twenty-six west 23 poles to a poplar stump, then south forty-one west forty-six poles to a sugar tree, thence south fiftyfour west two hundred and four poles to a stake, from thence to the BEGINNING; with all and singular the woods, waters, watercourses, profits, commodities, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsover to the said tract of land belonging or appertaining and the reversion and reve'rsions remainder and remainders, rents and issues thereof and all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand of him the said Richard McPherson, his heirs and assigns, of in and to the same and every part and parcel thereof either in law or equity, to have and to hold the said twenty-six acres of land with the appurtenances unto the said John Matlock, his heirs and assigns forever, and the said Richard McPherson for himself and his heirs the aforesaid tract of land and premises with the appurtenances unto the said John Matlock, his heirs and assigns, against the lawfull title demand of him the said Richard McPherson and his heirs and all and every other person or persons whatsoever, shall covenant and forever defend by these presents, In Witness whereof the said Richard McPherson hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written.

/s/ Richard McPherson

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of John Rector)

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(Haley) State of Tennessee Grainger County February Session 1802 Sm. Yancy, C.G.C.

John Matlock to John Haley Registered November 27th 1802

This Indenture made this twentyfourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two between John Matlock of the county of Grainger and State of Tennessee of the one part and John Haley of the county and state aforesaid of the other part WITNESSETH, that the said John Matlock for and in consideration of the sumof two hundred dollars in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath and by these presents doth grant, bargain and confirm unto the said John Haley, his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the county of Grainger on the north side of Holston River containing one hundred acres, be the same more or less bounded as follows; BEGINNING at a sycamore and stone on the bank of the River Joseph Ore's corner tuning north eighty-eight degrees east forty-six poles to a hickory, thence north sixty-three degrees east eighty-eight poles to a black oak, north seventy-two degrees west sixty eight poles to a post oak, then north seven degrees east fifty-eight poles to a lake, thence west untill it strikes the river, thence the different meanders of the river to the BEGINNING with all and singular the woods waters, watercourses, profits, commodities, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever hereunto belonging or appertaing and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents and issues thereof and all the estate, right, title, interest property claim and demand of him, the said John Matlock, his heirs and assigns forever and to the same and every part and parcel thereof either in law or equity to have and to hold the aforesaid one hundred acres of land with the appurtenances unto the said John Haley, his heirs and assigns for ever, against the lawful title, claim and demand of all and every person or persons, will warrant I and forever defend by these presents.

/s/ John Matlock

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us

Martin Ashburn State of Tennessee, Grainger County ) Nov. Session

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Joseph Ore 1802

I, Ambrose Yancey, Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter: Session for said county by John F. Jack, my deputy, do hereby certify that the within Deed of Conveyance was proven in open court by the oath of' Martin Ashburn one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, ordered to be registered. Sm. Yancey C.G.C. by his Deputy John F. Jack

Recorded in Book A, page 283.

John Matlock To Joseph Ore Registered May 20, 1802

This indenture made this twenty-fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two, Between John Matlock of the County of Grainger and State of Tennessee of the one part and Joseph Ore, Junior of the county and state aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Matlock for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred Dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, and confirm unto the said Joseph Ore, his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and thirty-two acres more or less lying in the County of Grainger on the north side of Holston River, at a bend of said river known by the name of Dyers Bent, Begining at a conditional line made between John Matlock and Joseph Ore, Jr. at a hickory, sugar tree, horn bean, thence east two hundred and twenty two poles to a stake, then north _ west two hundred and ten poles to a black oak, then west thirty-two poles to a stake, then south seven west eighty-one poles to a post oak, then north seventy-two west thirty-five poles to a black oak, thence south sixty-three west eighty- eight poles to a hickory, thence south eighty-eight west forty-six poles to a stone and sycamore marked ED, thence south two west sixty poles, thence to the Beginning, with all and singular the woods, waters, watercourses, profits , commodities, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said tract of land belonging or appertaining and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents and issues thereof and all the estate, right, title, interest, property claim and demand of him the said John Matlock, his heirs and assigns forever of in and to the same and every part and parcel hereof either in law or equity TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said one hundred and thirty-two acres of land with the appurtenances unto the said Joseph Ore, Jr., his heirs and assigns forever against the lawful title, claim and demand of all and every person or persons whatsoever, claiming by, through or under him the said John Matlock will warrant and forever defend by these presents;

/s/ John Matlock Seal

Martin Ashburn State of Tennessee, Grainger Co., May Session 1802

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Allen White

I, Sml. Yancey, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for said county by John F. Jack, my deputy, do hereby certify that the within Deed of Conveyance was proven in open court by Martin Ashburn one of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be registered.

Sm. Yancey, C.G.C. by his deputy,

John F. Jack

This deed is recorded in Book A, Page 270. Grainger Co., Tennessee

Note: Further study of these deeds seem to show Clerk as Ambrose Yancey instead of Saml.

John Matlock to Allen White Registered February 1803

This indenture made this 24th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two between John Matlock of the county of Grainger and State of Tennessee of the one part and Allen White of the county and state aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth, that the said John Matlock hath for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred Dollars to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Allen White, his heirs and assigns forever, a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the county of Grainger on the north side of Holston River, bounded as follows: Beginning at a post oak Joseph Ores corner, running thence north seventy-two degrees west one hundred and three poles to a post oak, thence north seven degrees east fifty-eight pole to a stake, thence east one hundred and three poles to a stake, thence to the Beginning, containing forty-seven acres more or less with all and singular the woods, waters, watercourses, profits, commodities, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said tract of land belonging or appertaining with the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents and issues thereof and all the estate, right, title, interest, property claim and demand of him the said John Matlock, his heirs and assigns forever, of in, and to the same and every part or parcel thereof either in law or equity, To Have and to hold the aforesaid forty-seven acres of land with the appurtenances unto the said Allen White, his heirs and assigns, forever against the lawful title, claim and demand of all and every other person or persons whatever will warrant and forever defend by these.presents.

/s/ John Matlock Seal

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Martin Ashburn

State of Tennessee, Grainger Co. Feby. Term AD 1803

Joseph Ore

The above deed appears in Book A., Page 289.

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SOME MATLOCK DEEDS PRIOR TO 1820 TN

Book B, page 83 Humphreys Co.,Tenn.

This Indenture made this _ day, of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen between Willis Norsworthy of Humphreys County and State of Tennessee of the one part and BENJAMIN MATLOCK of the County of Dickson and State aforesaid of the other part (WITNESSETH) that the said Willis Norsworthy for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to him in hand paid by the said Benjamin the receipt whereof is hearby acknowlecl-ged by him the said Willis hath given, granted, conveyed and confirmed unto him the aforesaid Benjamin, his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres by grant No. 37 54 lying and being in Humphreys County on the north fork of Blue Creek - Beginning at a sugar tree and beech marked as a southwest corner of Reuben Mises Occupant survey, running east one hundred and seventy-seven poles and a half to a white oak then north ninety poles to a black gum thence west one hundred and seventy-seven poles and one half to a black oak thence south ninety poles to the Beginning. To Have and to Hold the aforesaid land with all and singular the rights, profits and emoluments and appurtenances of, in and to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Benjamin, his heirs and assigns forever and the said Willis for himself, his executors and administrators doth covenant and agree to and with the said Benjamin, his heirs or as signs that the before recited land and bargained premises he will warrant and forever defend against the right, title, interest or claim of all and every other person or persons whatever In Witness whereof the said Willis hath hearunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written.

Signed and delivered in presence of

Chamberlin Hudson
Benjamin Hudson

/s/ Willis Norsworthy (Seal)

William Givens

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Book B, pp 230 Humphreys Co., Tenn.

This Indenture made this tenth day of August, eighteen hundred and eighteen CASWELL MATLOCK of the County of Humphreys and State of Tennessee of the one part and James Crocket of the County and State afroesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Caswell Matlock for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and eighty dollars to him in hand paid by said James Crocket the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he, the said CASWELL MATLOCK, doth covenant and bargain and sell, confirm unto the said James Crocket, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acre survey situate, lying and being in the County of Humphreys and State of Tennessee on Golson Creek waters of Duck River and bounded as follows -Beginning at a sassafras corner and white oak corner thence running west on a conditional line between CASWELL MATLOCK and Rachel Merrick one hundred poles to a hickory corner thence running south twenty-three poles to a stake, thence west eighty poles to a stake thence north, thence north one hundred poles to the beginning corner, containing one hundred acres be the same more or less with all and singular the woods, waters, improvements, profits whatsoever to the said land belonging or in anywise appertaining, to have and to hold the aforesaid hundred acres of land with all its profits unto the said James Crocket, his heirs and assigns forever and I do hereby warrant and defend the said hundred acres of land unto the said James Crocket, his heirs, executors and assigns against myself, my heirs and assigns and against the lawful claims or demands of all person or persons whatever, In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal the day and date first above written - Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of

Robert Lawson

John Crocket, Caswell Matlock (Seal)

Ordered to be recorded at the April Session 1819.

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Bill of Sale

STATE OF TENNESSEE Know all men by these presents that I, Moore Matlock of the State and County aforesaid (Roane Co.) have and by these presents doth Bargain & Sell and deliver to JASON MATLOCK of the County and State afforesaid a certain Negroe man named David, thirty years of age and a slave for life time for and in consideration of four hundred and fifty dollars to me in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged. I bind myself, my heirs and assigns to warrant and defend said Negroe slave to the said JASON MATLOCK, his heirs, and assigns forever against the lawfull claims and demands of all and every person or persons whatever having any lawfull claim, right or title thereunto given under my hand and seal this twelfth day of March 1810. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of

George Hazlett
Levy Wheatt

/s/ Moore Matlock (by mark)

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Bill of Sale

KNOW ALL men by these presents that I, MOORE MATLOCK of the County of Roane, and State of Tennessee hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto LUKE MATLOCK of the County of Humphreys and State aforesaid a certain Negroe boy named Isaac, which said Negroe I am priviledged to keep untill my death for and in, consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to me in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the said Luke Matlock is to pay unto William Holland one hundred dollars in trade it being the amount of the said Negroe Boy which Negroe, I warrant and defend from all person or persons having any demand whatsoever. In Witness whereof, I have, hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of October 1811 -------Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us ------------

William Waller
Polly Waller

/s/ Moore Matlock (by mark) Seal

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Know All Men by these presents that I, Moore Matlock of the County of Roane and State of Tennessee for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to me in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto Absolorn Matlock of Warren County, State of Kentucky a certain Negroe woman, named Rhoda, which said Negroe woman I am admitted to keep untill my decease and the said Absolom Matlock is to pay unto William Holland one hundred dollars in trade it being the amount of said Negroe woman which Negroe I warrant and defend from all person or persons having any claim or demand whatsoever. In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 17th day of October 1811----- Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us ---------

William Waller
Polly Waller

/s/ Moore Matlock (by mark) Seal

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Recorded July 1812

STATE OF TENNESSEE

ROANE COUNTY Know all men by these presents that I, Moore Matlock, of the county of Roane and State of Tennessee for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to me in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath, and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto my son Moore Matlock of Overton County and State of Tennessee a certain Negroe boy named Charles to have and to hold as his lawfull right which said Negroe boy I do warrant and defend from all person or persons whatsoever - as Witness my hand and seal this 16th day of August 1811.

/s/ Moore Matlock (by rnark) Seal

William Waller
Jason Matlock

NOTE: The above four Bills of Sale were sent by Melba Wood. They seem to add credence to our belief, based on other information, that these men are sons of Moore and Jane Powell Matlock

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1831-1832 In Humphreys Co., Tn. the following deeds were recorded:

(Note to JCH: This would seem to eliminate Wm., father of John I. as a son).

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This indenture made this 10th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight, hundred and twenty-two (1822) between John Matlock and Caswell Matlock both of the State of Tennessee and County of Humphreys, WITNESSETH that I, the said John Matlock for and in consideration of the sum of One Thousand dollars to me in hand paid by the said Caswell Matlock the receipt of the same is hereby acknowledged by me have this day bargained, sold and by these presents bargain, sell, alienate and convey unto the said Caswell Matlock a certain tract or parcel of land lying on Eagle Creek in the county aforesaid and known by the name of Blackwells place and bounded as follows: TO-WIT beginning at a white hickory and dogwood on the East boundary line of the eight Range and in the Tenth Section two hundred and forty-five poles North from the Southwest corner of said Section and running North with the said line crossing said Creek two hundred and sixteen poles to a stake and two chestnut Thence East one hundred and eighteen poles to a mulberry and and elm, Thence South crossing said creek two hundred and sixteen poles to black hickories and a white oak, Thence West to the BEGINNING containing in all one hundred and sixty acres of land which land and premises with all and every part and parcel thereof I, the said John Matlock do warrant and forever defend the title from me, my heirs, executors, administrators or assigns or from any other persons claiming by virtue of title from me unto the only use and benefit of the said Caswell Matlock, his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony of the same I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written.

L. John Davis
Caswell Matlock, Jr.

/s/ John Matlock

Elizabeth Wood (by mark)
Henry Ellison (by mark)
James Crabbe (by mark)

Witnesses

Ordered certified for registration Oct. Term Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, 1822.

Note: This same land was divided by heirs 1831. 1 have seen several lists of the children of Caswell and Mary "Polly" Merrick Matlock and none include Edward Lane Matlock even tho he received a child's share of this land and later gave Luke Matlock power of attorney to collect any amount due him from the estate of Mary Matlock. Does anyone know for sure who the above John Matlock is? 1 would very much like to prove that he is the son of Moore and brother to Luke.

Overton Co., Tn. Deeds:

Sept. 12, 1823 Valentine Matlock to Thomas Simpson. Bk. E, pp. 294.

July 4, 1823 Moore Matlock to Absolom Matlock Bk. E. pp. 496

Oct. 23, 1823 Isaac Carlock to Thomas Matlock, Bk. not shown.

(Sent by J.W. Treadwell)

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In Denton Co., TEXAS, I found:

John Alexander Medlock, b. 20 March, 1871 in Ala. died 7 March 1952 Denton. Parents unknown. He was an optometrist. I have a deed, from T.H. Kealy to him dated 17 August 1901.

There were many deeds at the county courthouse: