This indenture made the twenty eight day of December on the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and fifty two between Asael Six and Sarah Six his wife of the one party and Moses Brock of the other part all of the county of Hinds and State of Mississippi. Witnesseth that the said Asael Six and Sarah Six for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and thirty seven dollars and fifty cents to them in hand paid by the said Moses Brock the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained and sold and by the presents do grant bargain quit convey deliver and confirm unto the said Moses Brock his heirs ExecutorsJanuary 1853
administrators & assigns forever all our portion Lot three divided interest claim or claims in and to the unsettled and undivided estate of William Brock late of Hinds county state of Mississippi, deceased. Especially all our interest in the Negro or mulatto man John belonging to said estate or the legal heirs of the same and all our interest in the money belonging to said estate amounting to three hundred and twenty dollars, more or less which is now in the hands of the said Moses Brock as the legal administrator of the said estate to have and to hold the interest of the said Asael Six and Sarah Six his wife in the estate aforesaid together with all profits and interest arising there from. In testimony whereof the said Asael Six and Sarah does hereunto set their hands and affix their seals date first above written.
Asael Six (Seal)
Sarah Six (Seal)The State of Mississippi}
Hinds County} Personally appeared before me John J. Williams a Justice of the Peace in and for said county the within named Asael Six and Sarah Six his wife who personally acknowledge that they Signed sealed and delivers the within Deed Bill of Sale or Trust claim on the day and year therein written as their voluntary act and deed the said Sarah Six on a private Examination separate and apart from her said husband acknowledge that She Signed Sealed and delivered said Instrument of wording on the day and year therein mentioned fully as her voluntary act and Deed with any fear threats or compulsion of her husband.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 28th day of December A. D. 1852.
John J. Williams (Seal)
Filed 4 Jany 1853 & Recorded 13 January 1853.
G. B. Downing, Clk
About January 1844 William Brock, age 74, died and a short time later his second wife died leaving a surviving child age about 2 to 2 1/2 years old.
Sarah in the above deed is Sarah Brock daughter of William and his first wife Charlotte. She married Asael/Asahel SIX son of Phillip Six and Charlotte Selser on 22 November 1838 in Hinds County, Mississippi.
Moses Brock is also a son of William and Charlotte Brock and a brother to Sarah Brock Six.
This Deed is the result of action directed by the courts in the settlement of the Estate of William Brock.
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