Isn't it probable that the Elisha Monis named below was
instead, Elisha Morris? In the deed, is it definitely Monis
vs. Morris? There are several families in the 1850 Breck.
Co. census named Morris, but none named Monis.
Another hint: Just because James Ingram doesn't appear in
the index for a census doesn't mean that he isn't there. My
wife's gg-grandfather [Charles Graham] is not listed in the
back of the book for 1850 Breckinridge Co., KY census, pub.
by West-Central KY Family Res. Assoc.; however, by looking
at each page, I found them as Dist. 1, #492 - GRAYHAM, Charles.
Neither Graham nor Grayham appear in the index. So, anyone
who merely checks the index will conclude that the Charles
Graham family must not have lived in Breck. Co., KY in 1850.
Larry A. Nelson
I have transcribed the best I can on this one. Words
are missing where the book was bound. If you are
experienced at legal wording - perhaps you can help
Hope you find a name or two you are looking for.
I can't find this James Ingram in the census but he
has 3 land deals - so he's there somewhere.
James Ingram to Elisha Monis March 11th 1831 This 20th
day of September 1827
This indenture made between James Ingram of the State
of Kentucky, Breckenridge County of TN. The one part
by his attorney in fact John Miller of the county of
Hawkins and state of Tennessee to Elisha Monis of said
county of Breckenridge of the other part both____ the
James Ingram by his attorney in fact John Miller for
in the consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars
Wm. Smith paid Elisha Monis the ___ ____ ____ _____
James Ingram to Elisha Monis John for said James doth
bargain and or sell forty four acres of land on Beach
Creek south side of Holstein, Hawkins County state of
TN and for the consideration of the hundred dollars
above named it being part of afore granted to
John Thompson by the state of North Carolina owned by
Jacob Kepler he gave at his son in law John gngklis
(Gonzales?) and the school(?). James Ingram above
named Bestti(?) and his as follows beginning at a
white oak tree, ___Beach on the north side of the
creek on the bank it being a corner of the land of Job
Kepler place running West 36 poles to a stake thence
south across the main creek to Pilant? line hence
with line North 336 to the corner of a plant tract of
persimmon bush thence a ___ ___ to 2 white oaks at the
mouth of a small ____ sharply?(maybe darky?) school
in said creek which are all ___thence closely by the
grove where said E. Monis ____thence down the creek
to the beginning which do said Ingram by his
attorney doth define from him the J. Ingram and
his heirs forever and from all other persons to the
said Elisha Monis to his heirs forever
singular as the premise of his line of Moniss and all
appurtenances unto me.
Belonging forty four acres be it more or less thru
the source mentioned.
In witness whereof I have unto set my hand and affixed
my seal the day as written by my
lawful attorney in fact.
Clerk: M. Burum(or Busum)
State of Tennessee
By me his attorney Gallager Court of Plats
20 November 1831