October 1, 2017

Pages 1787-1791
Whole Number 92

PROPERTY DEEDS OF ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1801-1870 Abstracted

by Paul E. Sparks



Book E, page 375. 4 December 1820. Indenture between William Caldwell, Clerk of Adair County, for the county of Adair of the 1st part and William Sparks, Senr., of the 2nd part. by order of the said court, William Caldwell doth place Samuel Rose, William Bates, and Matthew Bates, poor boys of this county, with WILLIAM SPARKS to dwell with him until they severally shall arrive at the full age of 21 years. SPARKS binds himself to teach said apprentices in the art and "mistery" of farming and to provide sufficient meat, drink, and wearing apparel necessary and fit, and to teach or cause to be properly done Reading, Writing, and Common Arithmetic, including the Rule of Three, and at the expiration of the terms, to give one complete suit of clothes and to pay each of them three pounds ten shillings.

Book E, page 376. 4 December 1820. (This indenture is the same as that on page 375, except the apprentice is Polly Rose; the term is until her 18th birthday; and she is to be taught the art of spinning, weaving, and housekeeping.)

Book F, age 414. 22 August 1825. Indenture between Thomas I.Chilton of the 1st part and DAVID SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of land of 100 acres on Goose Creek for 180 pounds.

Book _F, page 473. 13 March 1826. Indenture between George Taylor and Anna his wife of the 1st part and THOMAS SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of land of 133 acres on Cedar Creek, a branch of Russell Creek, for 40 pounds.

Book F, page 510. 23 December 1825. Indenture between WILLIAM SPARKS of the 1st part and R. M. Montgomery of the 2nd part. Tract of 129 acres on Leatherwood Creek, a tributary of the East Fork of Little Barren River, for $200.

Book F, page 520. January 27, 1826. Indenture between WILLIAM SPARKS of the 1st part
and William 0. Wheat of the 2nd part. Tract of 31½ acres, being a part of a 200 acre survey granted to said SPARKS, for $80.

Book G, page 362. September 1, 1829. Indenture between Edy Foster of the 1st part and TRUELOVE SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 100 acres on Cedar Creek and Dry Fork of Russell Creek for $100.

Book G, page 363. September 8, 1829. Indenture between George Saunder and Sarah his wife of the 1st part and SAMUEL SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 50 acres on Cedar Creek, a branch of Russell Creek, for $90.

Book G, page 380. -- ---- 1827. Indenture between WILLIAM SPARKS of the 1st part
and Samuel Taylor of the 2nd part. (Acreage and location not mentioned.) $300.

Book H, Page 388. 8 May 1833. Indenture between TRUELOVE SPARKS of the 1st part and Isaac Wright of the 2nd part. Tract of 100 acres on the Dry Fork of Cedar Creek of Russell Creek, originally granted to Edy Foster, for $100.

Book I, page 124. 26 September 1835. Indenture between THOMAS SPARKS and SALLY, his wife, of the 1st part and Norfleet Newsom of the 2nd part. Tract of 133½ acres of Cedar Creek of Russell Creek for $325.

Book I, page 176. January 8, 1836. Indenture between TRUELOVE SPARKS and NANCY, his wife, of the 1st part and Nathaniel Privett of the 2nd part. Tract of 100 acres on Cedar Creek for $200. Witness: JOSIAH SPARKS, SR.

Book I, page 299. 6 April 1836. Indenture between Thomas A. Gilkey and Rosey Gilkey of the 1st part and THOMAS SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 118 acres on Trace Fork of Crocus Creek and Cedar Creek, adjoining land of JOSIAH SPARKS, for $245.

Book L, page 60. 3 June 1841. Indenture between JOSIAH SPARKS and ANN, his wife, of the 1st part and THOMAS SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 60 acres on Trace Fork of Crocus Creek, being a part of a 400-acre grant to Jonathon Gilkey, for $200.

Book L, page 139. 16 April 1841. Indenture between SAMUEL SPARKS and POLLY, his wife, of the 1st part and Isaac West of the 2nd part. Tract of 50 acres on Cedar Creek of Russell Creek, being part of a tract patented by George Sanders, for $150.

Book M, page 187. January 5, 1846. Indenture between Isaac West and Nancy, his wife, of the 1st part and THOMAS SPARKS of the 2nd part, tract of 18¼ acres on Glens Fork of Cedar Creek and Crocus Creek, adjoining land sold by SAMUEL SPARKS, for $36.

Book M, page 372. 3 May 1847. Indenture between John Nell of the 1st part and THOMAS SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 99 acres on Crocus Creek for $120.

Book N, page 132. 18 March 1848. Indenture between Junius Caldwell, Commissioner on Chancery in the suit of Francis Taylor versus heirs of Nathaniel Privett, of the 1st part and THOMAS SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 50 acres which SPARKS bought at a public sale for $89.54.

Book N, page 472. 10 April 1850. Indenture between Isham B. Dooley and Dicey, his wife, of the 1st part and JOSIAH SPARKS and ELIZABETH A., his wife, of the 2nd part. Tract of 50 acres on Leatherwood Creek of East Fork of Little Barren River for the natural love and affection for their son-in-law and daughter and for $1.00.

Book N, page 560. September 5, 1849. Indenture between Thomas R. Dohoney, Commissioner on Chancery in the suit of Kitty Ann Frazer, et al, versus JEHUE SPARKS, of the 1st part and Kitty Ann Frazer of the 2nd part. Tract of land to be sold at the courthouse to the highest bidder, and the highest bidder is Kitty Ann Frazer with a bid of $5.00.

Book 0, page 233. 7 May 1852. Indenture between THOMAS SPARKS and SARAH his wife, of the 1st part and Joseph S. Phelps of the 2nd part. Tract of 86½ acres on Pettys Fork of Russell Creek for $160.

Book P, page 90. 4 July 1853. Indenture between the heirs of John Powell of the 1st part and THOMAS SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 83 acres bought at a public sale.

Book P, page 147. 8 November 1853. Indenture between John S. Coleman and Sally D., his wife, of the 1st part and LUCINDA SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 196 acres on Prices Creek for $50.

Book P, page 245. 26 July 1854. Indenture between THOMAS SPARKS and SARAH, his wife, of the 1st part and JAMES J. SPARKS and JOSIAH A. SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 83 acres on Crocus Creek, formerly owned by John Powell, deceased, for $200.

Book P, page 561. 14 December 1855. Indenture between MATTHEW SPARKS and ELIZABETH, his wife, of the 1st part.and William L. Walker of the 2nd part. All their right as one of the heirs of WILLIAM SPARKS, deceased, to a tract of 64 acres on Leatherwood Creek, as described in a suit of Dower Demise in Adair Circuit Court in SPARKS heirs versus Job Gibson, et al, of an undivided one-tenth interest.

Book P, page 562. 15 December 1855. JOHN SPARKS; Nathaniel England, Sr., and Polly England, his wife, late POLLY SPARKS; Thomas G. Walker; Mary Ann Walker; William Dudley Janes; Thomas S. Janes; Gracey Janes and Silas R. Janes, the last six of whom are children and heirs at law of Cynthia Janes, deceased, and all of whom are heirs of WILLIAM SPARKS, deceased, of the 1st part and William L. Walker of the 2nd part. Land on Leatherwood Creek for $20 each.

Book Q, page 445. 23 May 1857. Nathan Gaither, Jr., Commissioner in the suit of James Gibson, et al, versus Solomon Gibson, et al, in behalf of James Gibson, Mary Wilcox, Elizabeth Gibson, Robert Gibson, Sarah Lacy, and LUCINDA SPARKS, all of the 1st part to William L. Walker of the 2nd part. Land formerly belonging to their common ancestor, Job Gibson.

Book Q, page 618. 26 March 1858. Indenture between JEREMIAH SPARKS and FRANCES JANE, his wife, of the 1st part and William R. Sexton of the 2nd part. Tract of 50 acres on Leatherwood Creek for $400.

Book R, page 21. 1 October 1858. Indenture between W. W. SPARKS and LUCINDA, his wife, of the 1st part and JOSIAH SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 129 acres on Leatherwood Creek, a branch of the East Fork of Little Barren River, being the same land conveyed to Lucinda Gibson by Charles Kennard, for $800.

Book R, page 85. 21 December 1858. Indenture between James B. White of the 1st part and THOMAS SPARKS of the 2nd part. An undivided third of two tracts of land on Crocus Creek, one containing 193 acres, the other containing 50 acres, for $243.

Book R, page 226. 14 June 1859. Indenture between James Breeding and Elizabeth B., his wife, of the 1st part and MATTHEW SPARKS and POLLY ANN, his wife, of the 2nd part. Tract of 70 acres on Leatherwood Creek and Red Lick Creek, branches of the East Fork of Little Barren River, for $150.

Book R, page 306. 20 May 1859. Indenture between E. L. Dohoney, Commissioner for the heirs of Stephen White, of the lst part and THOMAS SPARKS of the 2nd part. Their interest in two tracts of 193 acres and 50 acres. (See Book R, page 85, above. )

Book R, age 465. Indenture between Samuel Field and Nancy, his wife, of the 1st part and SAMUEL A. SPARKS of the 2nd part. 50 acres for $250.

Book R, page 466. Indenture between SAMEUL A. SPARKS of the 1st part and Benjamin S. Davis of the 2nd part. 50 acres for $250.

Book S, page 168. 27 August 1862. Indenture between James Nell and Nancy, his wife, of the lst part and THOMAS SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 35 acres on Crocus Creek for $70.

Book S, page 610. 1 November 1864. Indenture between Uriah Pennington and Sarah Ann, his wife, late SARAH ANN SPARKS, widow of JAMES J. SPARKS, deceased, of the lst part and THOMAS SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 84 acres on Glens Fork, being the same land where JAMES J. SPARKS lived at the time of his death and being the dower interest of Sarah Ann Pennington, for $175.

Book T, age 127. 12 May 1865. Indenture between Gilbert G. Wilkinson and Susannah, his wife, of the lst part and J. H. Wicker, C. G. Wicker, J. B. Smith, and T. A. Harroun, all of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, and J. R. SPARKS, Thomas Arthur, Albert Lufken, and S. G. Smith, all of Jasper County, Iowa, of the 2nd part. Annual lease of a tract of 228 acres on Crocus Creek to dig for coal, oil, salt water, and iron. If oil is struck, parties of the 1st part are to receive $300 per year for a flow of 10 barrels per day.

Book T, page 293. 21 November 1865. Indenture between Otho Preston and Louisa D., his wife, of the 1st part and MARY A. SPARKS, wife of MATTHEW SPARKS, of the 2nd part. Tract of 88 acres on the headwaters of Big Creek, for $462.50.

Book T, page 335. January 16, 1866. Indenture between Henry M. Antle and Emily, his wife, of the 1st part and RUFUS M. SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 75 acres on Crocus Creek and Cabin Fork Creek for $350.

Book T, page 338. January 13, 1866. Indenture between THOMAS SPARKS and SARAH, his wife, of the 1st part and A. C. Patterson of Petroleum Center, Pennsylvania, of the 2nd part. Tract of 100 acres on Cedar Creek of Russell Creek for $950.

Book T, page 339. January 19, 1866. Indenture between THOMAS SPARKS and SARAH, his wife, of the 1st part and JOSIAH A. SPARKS, son of the said THOMAS and SARAH SPARKS, of the 2nd part. Tract of 195 acres on Crocus Creek for the natural love they have for their son and for $200.

Book U, page 271. 29 March 1865. Indenture between William Stotts and Mary, his wife, of the 1st part and WILLIAM W. SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 95 acres on Leatherwood Creek for $464.

Book U, page 466. 25 February 1869. Indenture between Elizabeth J. Jones and James W. Jones of the 1st part and MATTHEW SPARKS of the 2nd part. Tract of 70 acres on Big Creek for $100. This is the same tract bought by John McNeeley, father of Elizabeth J. Jones, and sold by James & Elizabeth B. Breeding to MATTHEW & POLLY ANN SPARKS. (See Book R, page 226) The said McNeeley died before obtaining a deed and his widow, Polly Ann, intermarried with MATTHEW SPARKS. Parties of the 1st part give all their right to the property for $100.

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