M.W. Barnett Deed to J.M. and G.F. Barnett

Texas.General Land Office, Land Records, 1874-1978; index, 1874-1904, Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978-1988
Deed Records v. 13-15 1882-1887, FHL microfilm #1536181
Vol. 14, pp. 475-476

Transcribed by Yvonne Curry
5 November 2003 

M.W. & Sallie Barnett
Deed To
G.F. & J.M. Barnett

The State of Texas
Parker County 

Know all men by these Presents That We M.W. and Sallie Barnett his wife for and in Consideration of Six hundred Dollars and 25 ($62500) to me Paid this day by G.F. Barnett and JM Barnett of Parker County Texas hereby sell bargain and convey to the said GF & J.M. Barnett all of the right title and interest we have and hold in the following described land belonging to the Estate of JJ Barnett and acquired by us as heirs of the said JJ Barnett deceased and by deed of Elizabeth Barnett dated July [?] 1882 Said Deed Conveying an undivided one half interest in said land [?] JN Barnett GF   and  James M Barnett and Mathew W Barnett the same being Elizabeth Barnetts interest in said land as the surviving widow of JJ Barnett deceased said land here conveyed is sale of our interest in and to Three hundred and fifty acres of the seven hundred and thirty Eight acre survey in the name of Robt W Coldwwell which said three hundred and fifty acres was own by said JJ Barnett and occupied as a homestead at the date of his death and is particularly descried in two deeds to JJ Barnett from MJ and MW Beavers One of said deeds bearing date March 2nd 1872. Conveying Three hundred acres recorded in Book No 4 Records of Parker Co Texas Pages 316 & 317 The other bearing date Dec 14th 1872 Conveying fifty acres recorded in Book No. 4. Records of Parker CoTexas Pages 317, 318 & 319. Said land is situated in Parker Co. Texas at the mouth of Patricks Creek. One [sic] the Brazos River and in consideration of the said Sum of Six hundred and 25 Dollars above mentioned we hereby warrant and defend unto the said GF Barnett and James M Barnett all the right title and interest we have or may acquire as heirs of said JJ Barnett and Elizabeth Barnett binding ourselves our heirs and assigns forever

Witness our hands and scrawls [?]  for seals this 6th day of July 1883 

                                                            MW Barnett seal

                                                            Sallie C Barnett seal 

State ofTexas

Before me John W. Squyres a Notary Public of Parker County Personally appeared MW Barnett and Sallie C. Barnett his wife wife [sic] who resides at Park in Parker County Texas Parties to the foregoing attached Deed and Bill of Sale bearing date the 6 day of July 1883 both of whom are well known to me who acknowledged severally that they had signed sealed and delivered the same for the purposes and considerations therein stated and the said Sallie C Barnett having been examined by me privily and apart from her husband and having had the same fully explained to her she the said Sallie C Barnett acknowledged the same to be her act and deed and declared to me that she had willingly singned sealed and delivered the same of her own free will and accord without fear or compulsion on the part of her said Husband and that she wished not to retract it.  Witness my official seal and signature of my office in the town ofWeatherford this Sixth day of July 1883  LS
  John W Squyres J.P. Ex offico 
Notary Public Parker-Cols County Texas

            This is to certify that the above and foregoing instrument of writing was filed in this office for record the 11th day of February 1884 at 1 ¾ oclock P.M. and duly recorded the 13 day of February 1884

                                                            LCW Patton Clk. Co. Ct. P. Co.Tex                                                             By GBC Patton Deputy


One comment on “M.W. Barnett Deed to J.M. and G.F. Barnett

  1. Carole Harter says:

    I was initially thrown off by the legal language describing the attorney’s interview with Sallie until I realized it was his duty to examine her as to her signing the deed ‘of her free will’ since wives had what was called a “curtsy” interest in any land held by their husband. In this case this was in the late 1800s, but I participated in the same ritual in the later 1960s when selling land owned by my husband and I in South Carolina. I do not think it is in practice at this time.
    I was searching for some information about this farm which later became a larger ranch owned still by George Franklin Barnett, my great grandfather, and my mother’s grandfather. My grandmother is his daughter Len Myrtle Barnet Ivy who had 6 children as noted in your history. Her oldest daughter was my mother, Florence Emma Ivy, who died Dec. 8, 2015 at the age of 100 years and 66 days. It seems many of the Barnetts lived very long lives as her mother was 92.
    Our grandmother Lennie loved being at the ranch in the summers where they could be free of the social stuffiness of the town of Weatherford where they lived for school. She delighted in telling us of what fun it was with the animals, especially the horses, and she rather devilishly told of have a “latino” cow-hand was “sweet” on her, and she loved it – so daring! From her stories, it was a grand family. I see the note that suggested George lived at the ranch, and his wife and children lived in Weatherford. We thought it funny that all of the daughters were widowed in their 40s and not one of them (to my knowledge) ever remarried.But the two brothers each married 2 or 3 times, each time one was widowed, he remarried and may have outlived them all.
    Another funny thing we learned that when the sisters living in Weatherford got to be elderly, 3 of them marched into the police station and surrendered their driver’s licenses. Our Uncle Charles loved telling it as the story of how Grandmother’s sisters saved the lives of many people in Weatherford!
    There is only one daughter of Lennie’s living, Betty Nash Stone, who is in her mid-80s, but their home place in Bentonville, AR is still used and known as one of Bentonville’s finer vintage homes.
    I’d love to hear more about these distant relatives, so please feel free to email me at caroleharter@gmail.com. I live in Fayetteville, AR where my husband Bill teaches Physics to graduate students at the Univ. of Arkansas.
    Thanks again for making all this information available – it is a real service!

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