George Washington England

by admin on September 19th, 2003

Deed dated 7/31/1845
Dickson County, Tennessee, Book 29
Page 326
From: Washington and Eleanor England (spelled Elendor in document)
To: Methodist Trustees
Description: Land o­n which Eno Methodist Church was built.


This indenture made this 31st day of July in the year Our Lord o­ne Thousand Eight Hundred and forty five between Washington England and Elendor his wife of the County of Dickson in the State of Tennessee of the o­ne part and Henderson Dunagan, Memory England, James M. Seymore, Benjamin Baker, Wm M. England trustees in trust for the uses and purposes herein after mentioned all of the County of Dickson in the State of Tennessee aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Washington England and his wife Elendor for and in consideration of the sum of five dollars in hand paid at and upon the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt hereby acknowledged hath given granted bargained sold released confirmed and conveyed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell release confirm and convey unto them the said Henderson Dunagan, Memory England, James M. Seymore, Benj Baker and Wm M. England & their successors all the estate, right, title, interest, property claims and demand whatsoever either in law or equity which he the said Washington England & his wife Elendor hath in & to o­n upon all and singular a certain lot or piece of land situated lying and being in the County of Dickson o­n Piney Creek and State aforesaid bounded and butted as follows to wit:

Beginning at a Spanish oak o­n the west side of the creek and runs from thence East to the creek thence with the creek up to a sugar maple standing o­n the West side of the creek, thence South to the corner of the field & from thence with the fence South East to the beginning corner containing and laid out for o­ne acre of land, together with all and singular, the houses, wood waters, ways, privileges & appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise pertaining to have and to hold all and singular, the above mentioned & described lot of field of land situate lying & being as aforesaid together with all the houses, wood waters, wood ways and privileges thereunto belonging to them the said trustees and their successors in office so long as said lot or piece of land with the houses, wood waters, ways & c. shall be used as a place of public worship for the use of the members of the Methodist E. Church in the united states of America according to the rules and discipline which from time to time may be agreed upon and accepted by their ministers and pastors of the sd church at their several conferences in the United states of America, farther that they shall at all times while sd place is kept for worship permit such ministers & preachers as shall from time to time be duly authorized by the General Conference of the ministers or preachers of the Methodist E. Church or by the annual conference authorized by the General Conference to preach and expound Gods holy word therein and in farther trust that as often as any and as more of the trustees mentioned shall die or cease to be a member or members of sd Church according to the rules and disciplines as aforesaid then in such case, it shall be the duty of the stationed minister authorized as aforesaid to call a meeting of the trustees and nominate o­ne or more persons to fill the places vacated by death, removal, resignation or otherwise and in case of an equal number of votes for and against the nomination the stationed minister shall have the casting vote and the said trustees doth by their presents warrant and forever defend said lot or piece of land described with the appurtenances thereto belonging unto them the sd Henderson Dunagan, Memory England, James Syemore, Benj Baker, Wm M. England and their successors chosen and appointed as aforesaid from the claim or claims of him the sd Washington England & his wife Elendor England their heirs and assigns and from the claim or claims of all persons whatever as long as sd trustees in trust for the members of the Methodist E. Church shall keep or use sd piece or lot of land or sd house or houses thereon as a place of Divine Service of the worship of Almighty God.

In testimony whereof the sd Washington England and Elendor England his wife have hereto set their hands and seals the day and year aforesaid. Sealed and delivered // in the presence of us.

 //         W. England   (seal) Absalam Baker         //                 her

his // Elindor x England (seal) W. F. x England // mark

mark //

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