In 1845 my great-great-great-grandfather, Dr. John A. Kendrick made a purchase of 200 acres of land in McNairy County, Tennessee for a total of $25.00. He passed away in 1850 and the land was sold as per direction of his will. One day I may find someone that will know precisely were the land was so that I can stand on the land that my ancestor cultivated near the end of his life.
The State of Tennessee:
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME – GREETING.
Know we, that for and in consideration of the sum of twelve and one-half cents per acre, paid into office of entry taker of McNairy county, and entered on the 13th day of November 1844 pursuant to the provisions of an Act of General Assembly of said State, passed on the 11th day of January, 1842, by No. 7113 THERE IS GRANTED by the said State of Tennessee, unto
John A. Kendrick
A certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres by survey bearing date the 3rd day of February 1829 lying in said county, in range 4 & 5 section 3.
Beginning on a state and 2 hickories 48 pols North and 76 pols West of the 2 mile ____ that stands North of the S.E. & S.W. corner of said Section Runs Thence East 252 Pols ___ Hickory and Ber Oak pointer thence South 127 pols to a Hickory & White Oak Point___ thence West 252 pols to a Hickory Be__ ____ & Hickory Pointing thence North 127 pols to the beginning.
With the hereditaments and appurtenances. To have and to hold the said trace or parcel of land, with its appurtenances, to the said John A. Kendrick and his heirs forever.
In witness whereof, James C. Jones Governor of the State of Tennessee, hath hereunto set his hand and cause the Great Seal of the State to be affixed, at Nashville, on the 20th day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty 5 and of the Independence of the United State the Sixty 9th.
By the Governor:
James C. Jones
Jno. S. Young
Secretary of State