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Subject: [NCGRANVI] A Madison Co. KY Deed Involving the Estate of Col.Richard Henderson
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:58:42 EDT

Note: Kentucky did not become a commonwealth until 1792. Madison Co. was
formed from Lincoln Co. VA (later KY). Reuben Searcy, according to
genealogists, had two wives, the first being Susannah Henderson, the sister of Col.
Richard Henderson. (Marriage bond 28 December 1763) The second wife was
reportedly Susannah Jett.

The following abstracted deed concerns a good many men who were residents of
Granville Co., NC. The names of some of these men may appear in early deeds
of Henderson Co., KY, also. For example, Jno. Williams [John Williams]
commonly labeled *Esq* in records of Granville Co., NC after the death of his
father John Williams, Sr. prior to Jan 1770 [administration bond], is one of the
first grantors listed in the Henderson Co., KY grantor index. He was a
first cousin of Col. Richard Henderson, whose mother was allegedly a sister of
John Williams, Sr.--nee Elizabeth Williams. The Elizabeth Henderson mentioned
in the following abstracte deed is the widow of Col. Richard Henderson. She
is the former Elizabeth Keeling, the stepdaughter of the named Jno. [John]

Please add commas where there are none in the original clerk's handwriting.

(Note: If there is a Searcy website or a Henderson website, perhaps you can
forward this message to those lists.)

Submitted by E.W.Wallace

Madison County Kentucky Deed Book A-113

[date is not completely clear in the handwritten document--it seems to be
1788. EWW]

This indenture made the eighth day of November 178-- [scribbled but probably
8] John Williams Bromfield Ridley Robert Burton Pleasant Henderson Archibald
Henderson Executors & Elizabeth Henderson Executrix
of Richard Henderson decd to Reuben Searcy of the other part

wherein the said Richd Henderson decd by his last will & testament and also
by a schedule thereunto annexed appoint & ordain his executors or a majority
thereof should dispose of & convey to any person who should become a
purchaser of certain lands lying in th eWestern Country for the use and purposes of
discharging his the said Richard Henderson's debts & whereas the
abovementioned Reuben Searcy in virgue of the clause or clauses in the said Will &
Schedule hath become a purchaser of a part of certain tracts of Land lying in
Lincoln County the Commonwealth of Virginia & on both sides of Otter Creek granted
to the said Richard Henderson by four separate deeds containing the whole
Twenty Eight Hundred acres....

consideration of sum five hundred pounds by said Reuben Searcy

Bennet Searcy B. Ridley
Joseph More Ro. Burton
Samuel Searcy Pleas. Henderson
Charles Searcy A. Henderson
Jno. Williams

(Abstracted from FHL film 183283)

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