Brooks-FL-1834

"Transcribed by Jim Powell, Jr. from records provided by Buddy Irby, Clerk of the Court, Alachua County, Florida 1999"
Page 223
Territory of Florida
Alachua County

Know all men by these presents that I Gad Humphrey of the County and Territory aforesaid for & in consideration of the sum of Five hundred dollars to me in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have bargained sold & delivered unto Ashley H. Brooks of the same & Territory.

... Two certain negro slaves (females) ELSY & FLORA the first about Eleven & the other about nine years of age To have and to hold the said negro slaves unto the said Ashley H. Brooks & unto his heirs to his and their own proper use & behoof And I the said Humphrey obligate & bind myself my heirs etc., etc., to warrant & defend to the said Ashley H. Brooks the title to the said against all claims whatsoever ~

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 26th day of May 1834 Gad Humphrey (L. S.)
In presence of
David Britin
Acknowledged & sworn to before me this 3rd day of June 1837

S.F. Olmstead J.P.
True Copy
Recorded this 29th day of August 1837
I. Garrason Clk
C.C. A.C/
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"Transcribed by Jim Powell Jr from records provided by Buddy Irby, Clerk of the Court, Alachua County, Florida 1999"
Page 224-225

To all to whom these presents shall come ~

Know ye that I Ashley H. Brooks of the County of Alachua and Territory of Florida being possessed & owner of

... two certain negro Girls (to wit) ELSY about Eleven years and FLORA aged about nine years & being anxious that the said negros shall be managed for my greatest advantage & to this effect being anxious to have the benefit of the service & experiences of my father Willy Brooks. Do by these presents & in consideration of five dollars to me in hand paid by my said father before the ensealing and delivery of these said presents hereby bargain sell & deliver to him the said Willy Brooks

... the said two negro girls ELSY & FLORA and I the said Ashley H. Brooks for myself my heirs executors & administrators do hereby forever warrant and defend the same & my right ** to bargain sell and deliver the said negros unto the said Willy Brooks & to his heirs Executors etc, etc, To have and to hold the said negros together with their increase (if any they shall have) in trust to use for my sole & only use for the term of my natural life & after my death in trust to my children if any I should have, till said children shall come of age, but if I should die without children these said negros with their increase be held by my said father in trust aforesaid for the use & benefit of my surviving brothers & sisters (should there be any, but not for the benefit of any other legal heirs And I do hereby further provide & empower the said Willy Brooks whenever he shall he shall deem it most beneficial for my interest and shall be desirous to be discharged from the tract hereby enforced upon he by me to select some proper person & appoint them master of said negros to and for my exclusive use and benefit to act instead of said Willy who shall possess the same _ right & authority on such appointment as by this deed are conferred on said Willy Brooks ___ An it is my intention & it is expressly understood that the said Willy Brooks for my benefit and sole use shall have the intire controal disposition discretion & government of said negros with their increase so that they may always keeped & managed for my interest profit and advantage ~

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Alachua this 27th day of may 1834
In presence of
David Britin
Ashley H. Brooks (L. S.)

I Willy Brooks hereby signify my acceptance of the trust inforced by the foregoing Deed & engage faithfully to execute and discharge the same

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 29th of May 1834

Acknowledged and sworn to Willy Brooks (L. S.)
This 3rd June 1837
G.F. Olmstead J.P.

True Copy
Recorded this 29th day of August 1837
By I. Garrason Clk
C.C. A.C. -------------------------------- Contributed by: Jpowelljr@worldnet.att.net


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