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1821, Reuben Harrell of Wythe County, VA

Added 7 September 2015

10 Oct 1821

10 October 1821; This indenture made this 10th day of October 1821 between Reuben Harrell of the first part James McGavock and Robert Miller Executors of the last Will & Testament of Conrad Keesling of the Second part and Isaac Lehue of the third part all of the County of Wythe and State of Virginia Witnesseth That Whereas Jacob Harrell and the above named Reuben Harrell are Justly indebted to the said James McGavock & Robert Miller executors of Conrad Keesling in the Sum of thirty Six Dollars & fifty Cents with Interest thereon from the first day of September 1819 as by their hand dated the first day of September 1818, will more fully and at large appear the payment of which to the said Executors the Said Reuben Harrell is Willing more fully to assure and secure. Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the Said Reuben Harrell as well in Consideration of the premises as of the further Sum of One Dollar to him in hand paid by the Said Isaac Lehue the receipt Whereof is hereby acknowledged hath Sold and delivered to the Said Isaac Lehue the following Slaves to with their future increase Viz, One Negro woman named Lucy, with her children Harriet and Burrell to have and to hold the Said Slaves with their future increase to the Said Isaac Lehue their heirs forever and the Said Reuben Harrell for himself his heirs Executors Admin’s & Assigns the Said Slaves with their increase to the Said Lehue his heirs Executors Admin’s & assigns Will forever Warrant & Defend free from the claim of himself his heirs executors & administrators & all & every other person or persons Whatsoever &c. trust nevertheless that of the Said Jacob Harrell & Reuben Harrell or either of them Shall Well & truly pay to the Said James McGavock & Robert Miller Exec’s of Conrad Keesling the aforesaid sum of thirty Six Dollars, and fifty Cents with interest from the first day of September 1819 on or before the first day of October 1822 then this deed with all and every thing herein contained shall be absolutely null and void and of no effect. But if the Said Sum of Money or any part thereof Shall remain due & unpaid on the Said first day of October 1822 then and in that event it Shall be lawful for the Said Isaac Lehue his Exec’s or Admin’s So Soon thereafter as he or they Shall be requested by either the Said James McGavock or Robert Miller So to do, to proceed to Sell at Public Auction the Slaves aforesaid with their increase or Such part thereof as may be necessary to pay toe Sum of money then due together with the expense of recording this deed, he having first advertised the time & place of the Sale of Said Slaves for two Weeks at the front door of the Courthouse of Wythe County and having also left a written notice thereof at the usual residence of the Said Reuben Harrell, or having delivered the Same to him personally for the Same length of time previous thereto and Out of the proceeds of Said Sale Shall first Satisfy, and pay, the Costs of recording this deed together with the charges attending Said Sale, and then the Sum of money aforesaid due to the Said Executors with Interest, and the balance if any Shall be paid Over to the Said Reuben Harrell and it is further covenanted & agreed between the Said parties that the Said Reuben Harrell Shall remain in possession of the Slaves aforesaid With their increase until the day of the Sale of the Slaves he paying all taxes and public due which may be chargeable on account of the Same, unless He Should attempt to recover them Out of the County Without the consent of the Said James McGavock & Robert Miller in Which event it shall be lawful for the Said Isaac Lehue to take them into his possession & hire them out until the day of the Sale of the Same or make such disposition thereof as may be most advantageous & best calculated to promote the interest of all the parties concerned. In Witness whereof the parties have hereunto Set their hands & affixed their seals the date first herein mentioned.

Signed, Sealed, acknowledged & dated and in presence of us by Reuben Harrell, James McGavock & Isaac Lehue

J. P. Mathews
John Stranger
John Foster

Reuben Harrell {Seal}
James McGavock {Seal}
Robert Miller {Seal}
Isaac Lehue {Seal}

Virginia
At a Court Continued & held for Wythe County the 11th day of October 1821

This Deed in Trust Between Reubin Harrell of the first part & James McGavock & Robert Miller Executors of the last Will and Testament of Conrad Keesling Dec’d of the Second part & Isaac Lehue of the third part was proved to be the act & Deed of the Said Reubin Harrell James McGavock & Isaac Lehue by the oaths of John Stranger John Foster & John P. Mathews the Subscribing witnesses thereto and the Same is Ordered to be Recorded.

Teste
J. P. Mathews Cl

Source: Wythe County Deed Book 9, pp. 100-102

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