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Deed Archelaus Harris to John Talbot

10 Sept 1789


Know all men by these presents that I Archilus  Harris of the county of Wilkes, for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds, lawfull money of the state of Georgia, to me in hand paid, by John Talbot, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have bargained and sold, and by these presents do bargain sell and deliver, unto the aforesaid John Talbot his heirs and assigns forever, the following articles (to wit,) two feather beads of furniture, two cows and calves and one yearling, one black mare all my puter, pots and houshold furniture of all kinds, whatsoever.  I also sell unto the said John Talbot, and his heirs and assigns forever all my right and title in and to an estate, left to me and my wife, by her mother Frances Smith of Hannover County in Virginia and now in the hands of Bartlett Smith of the said county, of the said state of Virginia all which articles I warrant and defend, unto the said John Talbot his heirs and assigns, against me and my heirs and against the claim and demand of any person or persons, whatsoever in witness whereof  the said Archilus  Harris hath hereunto set his hand and seal this third day of July 1788.


Signed and delivered in presence

of us

Hickerson Cosby                                                        Archelaus Harris

Price Bird   



Received of John Talbot fifty pounds lawfull money, the consideration within mentioned, as witness my hand this third day of July 1789


Test Hickerson Cosby                                                Archelaus Harris

Price Bird



Wilkes County GA

This day personally appeared before me Hickerson Cosby and made oath that he saw Archalus Harris sign and acknowledge the within bill of sale and the receipt theron endorsed, and also that he saw Price Bird, the subscribing witness sign his name thereto. Given under my hand this sixth day of August 1789.


                                                                                    David Criswell, J.P.


Registered the 10th day of September 1789





Transcribed by Bob & Linda Ellis

Wilkes Co Deed Book DD page 196

Ga. Archives Drawer 43 Box 30


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